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Only Daughter Rebecca PronskyONLY DAUGHTER LYRICS

 

RISE UP

Miles of sand
And shifting ground where I Stand
No sudden moves; no bruises now
Wait patient, and you will come down

Blinking, hissing messages appear
A black fly has been buzzing in your ear
Did you check your pulse this morning at the door?
What was it you used to be living for?

Rise up in the land of the free
Rise up whoever you may be
Rise up if you dare
We are everywhere

Now I see with great big magnifiers
That trust will get you tangled in the bitter hands liars
Standing in a line waiting for our daily bread
We are left here to lose our minds instead

Rise up in the land of the free
Rise up whoever you may be
Rise up if you dare
We are everywhere

One if by land
Two if by sea
Twinkle a little starlight for me
If this is all that there is to be
Come, won’t you join me and

Rise up in the land of the free
Rise up whoever you may be
Rise up if you dare
We are everywhere

 

HONESTY

Honesty, you bargain with me
You are pure but make me sorry
I came clean
That I was seen

I like what is hidden from me
Am I the only one hungry
To walk the streets at night?
And gaze in lighted windows

I’m a diver in an ocean
Addicted to the constant motion
I go deep
Where my demons sleep

I like to be in control
But I’m too curious a soul
I walk the streets at night
And gaze in lighted windows

The city is the place
Where we come face to face
With ourselves, our lonely lives
Strangers are not alibis

I like to find safety in
What I can never see again
I walk the streets at night
And gaze in lighted windows

 

BETTER THAT WAY

Why do I always feel better in the evening
when night begins to creep in
and the sun has gone to sleeping?

A bird flies far up north into the dark skies
cuts across the clouds in disguise
so there can be no tears or goodbyes

There was a path that I used to roam
And it is wild now… and overgrown
I am carving out a new place to stay
It is better that way

I can sink like a stone as soon as I am
left alone but night is my friend
a finish line, a kind of amend

One more flight and then we’re almost home
It is dark and I am better known
A little braver since last we saw the day
It is better that way

Full moons up and hangs a sigh
Like a diamond in the sky
You’ll awaken at the breakin’ time

Tall ships on the water where the light shifts
Like the border where my doubt lifts
A stowaway until the day slips away

 

GLENN TIPTON

(Words and Music by Mark Kozelek)

 

BIG DEMANDS

Put your head in your hands
Listen to my big demands

Lets go for a ride
Somewhere bigger baby
Somewhere higher maybe
You’ll see my side

You flirt too hard, you talk too close
You play the part of whichever pays the most

Lets go for a swim
Somewhere deeper baby
Somewhere darker maybe
I can be your twin

Are you hiding out in plain view?
Is that what they told you to do?

Let’s go for a walk
Somewhere further baby
Somewhere wilder maybe
Watch it like a hawk

Put your head in your hands
Listen to my big demands

 

COLD HARD CASH

I take care of the simple things
And wait for whatever the day brings

Watch the water, watch the light sink into another night
Eat my shame and stuff my pride, then go home and come the tide

I had nightmares when I was young
Now I wake up and I am numb

Only daughter, lonely spy, had to make her baby cry
Trade desire for a mask of bones and stones and cold hard cash

Ice cold solid gold don’t trickle down
Looking up, you know what’s below the ground

Dirty water, rusted pipes, lots of little silly lives
Soil and steam, dust and ash, bones and stones and cold hard cash

Rules are broken but I am tough
In the mirror is the one I love

Object hoarder, nickels, dimes, parking tickets, city fines
Buried in my secret stash of bones and stones and cold hard cash

 

COME DOWN

The sky is too big for my dreams
So I drifted away it seems
And somewhere they float in the clouds
Away from me now

Time took me in taught me to
Stick to the few things I knew
To build and to order the day
And not to play

To come down, come down, come down to earth
I’ve made lots of towers and piles
I’ve traveled a whole lot of miles
But I’ve never been very far
From where we are

I’ve come down, come down, come down to earth

Come down, come down, come down, come down
Come down to earth

The sky is too big for my dreams
So I drifted away it seems

 

THE GARDEN

Life is easy enough
But only for the few
So I am throwing my hands up
I’m as lost as you
We are still fools in the garden
Breaking rules then beggin pardon
Looking out for the wrong signs
And these are the dark times

Working hard for nothing
With nothing to be saved
And we’ve been taking our chances
To be free and to be brave

We are still fools in the garden
Breaking rules then beggin pardon
Looking out for the wrong signs
And these are the dark times

 

ANOTHER

Another brother
Another brother has come
Come to you

They cover each other
A lover
From one into two

Two homes
Two phone numbers
Back bones
Dig through Slumbers
You know
You’re not what you used to be

You wander much farther
You whisper in your sleep
Do not speak

Of two worlds
Undercover
No one
Else can trust her
You know
The blood of your enemy

And you’re all buttoned down
You cannot quit now
Stay the course
And do not think to feed

The two sides
To your hunger
Good girl
Lost her thunder
I know
You only aim to please

Another brother
Another brother has come

 

PLEASE FORGET ME

I’ve been sleeping all evening
Curtains drawn I am dreaming
I can’t be the person that you see
Please forget me

I’m not fit for loving
Always caught in something
You can’t compete with the thrills I seek
Please forget me

At a time I had
Room to grow
To open up
And to let go
But time has passed
And I am tired
I’ve forgotten
How to be inspired
And I hope you understand and agree to
Please forget me

You’re not meant to struggle
Or go through so much trouble
Just to have the company you keep
Please forget me