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"Love Among The Ruins" by 10000 Maniacs, which consists of 11 songs.
All That Never Happens
She walks alone on the brick lane,
A year had changed her forever,
The breeze is blowing.
He used to live so close here,
Just like her grey home.
We'd look for places I can't remember.
The world was safe when she knew him,
She tried to hold him, hold on forever.
For all that never happens and all that never will be,
The earth was raw in her fingers,
A Room For Everything
You were looking away from me, western skies calling you.
Colors spilling, running dazzling you.
I was looking the other way, voices call from the east,
I saw my roots of the trees there planted at my feet.
It could be I'm searching for a place so small
With room for everything where worlds on worlds revolve.
But how can we wait?
I wouldn't hold you back.
Suppose I was the clere one and words came easy to me.
I could say I was writing a song about you and me.
I saw a big star running from me,
A world from a record on my bed.
Turn the tables on me,
What would happen if I fell to the tune of a dreamer,
To the tune of my heart?
A big start running from me,
I saw a world out sunning on my head.
Turn the tables on me now.
I would fall from heaven and ring your bell.
Baby, catch me in the middle of a lie.
Even With My Eyes Closed
Even with my eyes closed,
Funny how I know
It's harder, it's harder now.
In my young girl days,
Thinking I could live for always.
But like an ocean tide,
I'm drawn back inside
And I know.
Girl On A Train
Waking on a train dreaming, charmed alone they started speaking.
Captured in his artist way before the memories fade away.
To remember a face, and you're home or want to.
Certain they would meet soon, pain a portrait of a family.
Single light on, single way, single light away.
The night fell. Saw a painting on the stairwell,
To mouirn the passing of a daughter dear.
Her soul upon the train so far so near.
Just close your eyes and you're home.
An August day in the hills of Spain, a pair of children emerged from a cave.
The strangest sight there alone they stood, with skin of green and
Words no one had heard.
The girl was stronger, the boy was weak, with her new mother she
Learned to speak.
And wove a tale of a dying sun, the left the darkness, a dark world
They travelled so far. Believing they came from a star.
She fell through life, through time, through parallel lives.
The men of science, the men of fame, the men of letters tried to
Love Among The Ruins
The sky was falling,
Heaven was calling.
When danger crashes,
Rose from the ashes.
Like two statues hidden inside ancient rock,
We were praying for the secrets to unlock.
And when the sun had turned it's back on us,
In the dark our love kept track of us,
Pushed together by the lack of love.
The sky was falling,
More Than This
I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they're blowing
As free as the wind
And hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning
More than this
You know there is nothing
On bended knee
I've looked through every window then.
Touched the bottom,
The night a sleepless day instead;
A day when love came,
Came easy like what's lost now found.
Beneath a blinding light that would surround.
We were, we were, we were, we were without,
Something was pulling me without knowing what was leading me on:
Your shining light.
But you're unaware your shining light is even on.
In my darkest hour the only way to bring the dawn was your shining light.
And I take a chance and see it all through your eyes.
Like with a little glance when you take me by surprise
By lighting up the mystery,
Free me from my history and show me where to draw the line,
And you don't even know that it shines.
You know I will always run to your shining light.
You Won't Find Me There
I'd like to know what makes you stay while your eyes still search for escape.
You think that I don't feel the cold, but I wait while confessions unfold.
You'll never make a living from reading minds
Or from getting your direction from exit signs.
Look into your heart and you won't find me there.
You won't find me where you hide and that makes us a matter of time.
Like trees exposed by fall, time reveals it all.
Tell me you want to do everything but you're stuck up to your knees.
And I'm less likely pushed forward by ambition than a breeze.
But there's a flame that must be fanned, and it appears as a beckoning hand.
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