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"This Side" by Nickel Creek, which consists of 10 songs.
Brand New Sidewalk
Five years ago, you pressed your hand,
Into a brand new sidewalk.
It's well-worn now, and though some chime,
Yours is the only print there.
You might not have meant to, but
It's done you again, take it out.
You're shy about what fortune lent you.
Is that what this is about?
Green And Gray
I'm in a room full of people, hanging on one person's breath -
We would all vote him most likely to be loved to death...
I hope he still wants it, but it might remind him of when
He aimed for the bull's-eye and hit it nine times out of ten.
That one time his hand slipped, and I saw the dart sail away -
I don't know where it landed, but I'm guessing between green and gray.
Well I thought nothing of it, but it still haunts him like a ghost -
With all eyes upon him, except two that matter the most.
Hanging By A Thread
(Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick)
There's a kind of emptiness that can fill you.
There's a kind of hunger that can eat you up.
There's a cold and darker side of the moonlight.
An' there's a lonely side of love.
With you here, baby, I am strong; no sign of weakness.
With you gone, baby, I am hanging by a thread.
(Traditional, Arr. Sara Watkins / Alison Krauss)
"Well met, well met, said an old true love.
"Well met, well met, said he.
"I have just returned from the salt, salt sea.
"And it's all for the love of thee."
Come in, come in, my own true love,
And have a seat by me.
It's been three-fourths of a long, long year,
Since together, we have been.
Lonely, the life that I once led.
Strange, the paths on which we tread.
Led me to you, unlikely but true.
Sabra girl, clouding my view.
Rainy the day, the first time we met.
Deep was the dark, forever my day.
It didn't seem wrong to sing a sad song.
(David Puckett/Sean Watkins)
When shadows fall, he'll close his eyes to hear the clocks unwind.
Powerless to leash the hands of time.
Kingdoms fall, the earth revolves, the rain will come this spring,
And nothing he could say would change a thing.
Seven wonders crowed the man, knowing six are gone.
And how the great illusion lingers on.
Well, I sat down next to a photograph.
Tried my best, almost made her laugh.
She was my doll-faced crown.
There in the way was a mountain of inner clouds.
Well, I can't sleep and I'm not in love.
Well, I can't speak without messing up.
Eyes tell her what's behind.
Spit On A Stranger
However you feel, whatever it takes;
Whenever it's real, whatever awaits me;
Whatever you need, however so slight;
Whenever it's real, whenever it's right.
I've been thinkin' long and hard about the things you said to me.
Like a bitter stranger.
Now I see the long and short, the middle, and what's in between.
I could spit on a stranger. (Pull me out.)
One day you'll see her and you'll know what I mean
Take her or leave her she will still be the same
She'll not try to buy you with her time
Nothings the same as you will see when she's gone
It's foreign on this side
And I'll not leave my home again
There's no place to hide
And I'm nothing but scared
Young and with no clue.
An' I wanna love you.
Give me the key to,
What is so bad.
Everything I've read.
An' everything you've said,
Prove you're over my head.
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