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©2019 by Christina Li

Dark Friends EP
2014
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Liner Notes

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RUN

Boy it’s a slippery slope you’re

Killed with smiles your

Head’s so full of hope she’ll

Break your back

 

She’s just waiting for a better man to come along

I know what you’re thinking

But a ring’s just metal

She’s already gone

 

And I don’t know why

‘Cause I’ve done all this before

I don’t know why

Don’t say that you weren’t warned

 

That I’m the type

To leave before the show’s done

I’m the type

If you chase me, if you chase me

I run, run, run I run

Run, run, run I run

 

Boy I think there’s been

Too little time and too much thinking

I’m tripping over my words

I’m just waiting for a better man to come along

And I’ve been burning too many bridges

Cutting on the pieces

And I don’t know why

‘Cause I’ve done all this before

I don’t know why

Don’t say that you weren’t warned

 

That I’m the type

To leave before the show’s done

I’m the type

If you chase me, if you chase me

I run, run, run I run

Run, run, run I run

 

Do you hear that

Just behind the door

I think they’re waiting for

That corpse they all adore

 

And would you kiss it

Thinking it would be

A reanimated reality

Of love and all those things

 

I don’t know why

I’ve done all this before

I don’t know why

Don’t say that you weren’t warned

 

That I’m the type

To leave before this song’s done

I’m the type

If you chase me, if you chase me

I run I will run

I will run

FLY

I stop at every place I pass

To leave a marker that I hope will last

I always try to speak the native tongue

So I can melt into your world and be someone

You once knew

Who you loved

I melt I try I

 

Fly

I just fly

And the streets of strangers always feel like home

The moon’s still there no matter where you go

And if I close my eyes and ears real tight

At 2am you’re still waiting for me to arrive

 

My guitar keeps me company at night

When the moans of strangers loosen in the sky

Painted red from lovers floating in the air

This wooden body keeps me grounded in these cares

Of books and things

But I’ll loosen my dress

And let my cares go

 

Fly

I just fly

And the streets of strangers always feel like home

The moon’s still there no matter where you go

And if I close my eyes and ears real tight

At 2am you’re still waiting for me to arrive

 

Streets seem colder when you’re alone

World’s too big for just one soul

I’ll keep changing until you see

I’ll be the girl no one ever leaves

No one ever leaves

No one ever leaves

DARK FRIENDS

I've been making friends with the dark

for the past couple nights

spilling my secrets

for some sort of respite

 

I told him he's the color of your hair

he asks, "how's that make you feel?"

I feel nothing

cause I know you're not real

 

and all my thoughts are vagabonds

that all end up at you

and I've tried to smoke your smile away

but my heads not listening to a thing I say

I'm feeling, I'm feeling your poison today

 

I've disrobed nighttime's cape

for a California sun

maybe that bright brilliance

can burn out the poison

 

but I need a better body

or at least a better high

to keep smiling at these people

who know you better than I

 

and all my thoughts are vagabonds

that all end up at you

and I've tried to smoke your smile away

but my heads not listening to a thing I say

I'm feeling, I'm feeling your poison today

 

Now the drinks aren't working anymore

I'm starting to hear your voice on my stereo

No, the drinks aren't working anymore

and I'm starting to hear your voice on my stereo

it's going ooh

 

I've been making friends with the dark

for the past couple nights

spilling my secrets

for some sort of respite

 

LINER NOTES

Produced By: Jeremy Hissong

DRUMS: JIM BLOOM

BASS: TREVOR BROWN

GUITAR: PETER WISE

Things I've done since coming to New York: slept on the floor for three months, drunk on a fire escape, gone couchsurfing, hosted couchsurfers, learned how to cook (kinda), went urban exploring, tried to be a barista, worked at a cupcake shop, interned for amazing artists, interned at record labels, gone sledding on two broken sleds duct taped together, gone to museums, considered getting a museum membership before realizing I am too cool/broke, been a teaching assistant, rented my first apartment, been frustrated at Time Warner, tried vlogging, tried blogging, tried snogging, learned German, been addicted to Tumblr, been addicted to Reddit, had a weird encounter with the coast guard, had a weird encounter with a security guard, gotten into comics, tried writing a comic, tried drawing (horrible), participated in a 48-hour film festival (even more horrible).

Thanks, New York. I couldn't have done it without you. I hope you like the EP.

Christina

 
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