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©2019 by Christina Li

songs of innocence
2011
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DON'T YOU THINK IT'S STRANGE

Six inches from heaven and it’s still too far

Cause you’re eyes are always looking for another star

Two feet til touching and it’s too late for a kiss

So i’ll be waiting here until I get my fix

 

And all these thoughts they keep bothering me

Cause you’re up in the air

But my heart’s at your feet

 

Don’t you think it’s strange

How we’ll never change

Boy I think it’s strange

How we’ll never change

 

Four ways of saying

Three ways to show I care

But I’m too shy to think of 

One way I would dare

 

And all these thoughts they keep bothering me

Cause you’re up in the air

But my heart’s at your feet

 

Don’t you think it’s strange

How we’ll never change

Boy I think it’s strange

How we’ll never change

 

And all these thoughts they keep bothering me

Cause time passed is time wasted on what we could be

All these thoughts they keep bothering

Cause I’ll never know

 

Don’t you think it’s strange

How I’ll never change

Boy I think it’s strange

But I’ll never change

No I’ll never never change

HAND IN HAND

Hit the restart and let me go all over again

Somehow a part of things that won’t reveal

Hit the play and let this story go until the end

And rewind

 

I am lost

Til the break of dawn

In a broken song

That won’t move on

And it turns

Like a spinning wheel

That makes me keel

And yet still on this trainwreck

 

Hark I hear the angel sing

Thinking they were coming softly

Don’t know if they understand

Life and sin go hand in hand

 

Hark I see the devil’s feet

At my door and he’s been waiting

Don’t know if he understands

Life and love go hand in hand

 

I am lost

Til the break of dawn

In a broken song

That won’t move on

And it turns

Like a spinning wheel

That makes me keel

And yet still on this trainwreck

OCEAN

Cold on the outskirts of June

I dove right in

We were partners in crime

And I had no one else

 

We were always

Waiting for the letter to come

Until that Sunday

When we decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

We decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

Ice pierced right through my skin

And it touched my heart

 

We were always

Waiting for the letter to come

Until that Sunday

When we decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

We decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

We were always

Waiting for the letter to come

Until that Sunday

When we decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

We decided that we had enough

No more waiting

 

I decided that I had enough

No more waiting

ALY

Aly took her stuff off of that table

Went to the door

And she was ready to blow them away

 

Took one step and she was merely unstoppable

Until she opened her eyes

And mind blurry and bent

 

Closing her eyes she tries

To dream again

Of a surprise 

That life can’t give

 

Closing her eyes she’s thinking

God send me help today

God send me help today

This life ain’t what I’ve been

Praying for

 

Go to school where all your dreams

Are taught to you

When they tell you you’re different and special

In your own special way yeah, yeah

 

Take a step that they don’t like

How they talk of you

A cautionary tale

For those still inside the cage

 

Closing your eyes you try

To dream again

Of a surprise

That life can’t give

 

Closing your eyes you’re thinking

God to send me help today

God to send me help today

This life ain’t what I’ve been

Praying for

DISAPPEAR

I think I’m drowning but I don’t know

Where the air is

Or which direction to go

 

And this pain in my chest

It’s still there

It won’t let me rest

 

Please get me out of here

So I can disappear from the life I’m leading

I don’t think they’ll be needing me anymore

 

I’m running faster 

But I don’t know

If it’s to something

Or from the ghosts of old

 

And this pain in my chest

It’s still there

It’ll never let me rest

Oh, please let me rest

 

Please get me out of here

So I can disappear from the life I’m leading

I don’t think they’ll be needing me anymore

 

So I am going now to a home

That will keep greeting me

No matter what they know

And so I’m going now to a home

That will keep greeting me

No matter what they know

And so I’m gone

 

Don’t care if they’re waiting

I’m happy drifting away

Don’t care if they’re crying

This water’s just like air

FOREVER AND A DAY

Something about the way he moves

Cuts in me and pulls out the wires

Starts a fire

 

And with every breath he takes

My heart short circuits and breaks

 

And I was told

That the journey seems longer when you’re on it alone

And so my pace

Will keep with yours forever, forever and a day

 

We push we pull we shove

All we do is get more tangled in the chords of love

 

But I was told

That when you love something you have to let it go

But i wanna stay

In bed with you forever, forever

In bed with you forever, forever and a day

 

With you time goes faster than it should

My internal clock’s busted

you’re the only one with the tools

 

With you time goes faster than it should

My internal clock’s busted

You’re the only one with the tools

 

With you

With you

With you

BLACK SHEEP

Black sheep black sheep

Have you any wool

No sir no sir

She took it all

And now I’m the rooftop

Watching the birds go to the sea

 

Black sheep black sheep

Why’re you standing there

Isn’t Mary soon to come

Oh she’s gone away now

Gone to greener pastures with my sisters and brothers

 

Oh black sheep

I’ll help you find home

But tell me

Why did you roam so far away

From the faces that loved you

 

Black sheep why don’t you

Go the worlds

Forget Mary

There are other girls

 

But she’s the one

I wanna grow old with

Sink in a hole with

I love it all, her sins and faults

If I ever leave, it’s cause she’s leading me

 

Oh black sheep

I’ll help you find home

But tell me

Why did you roam so far away

From the faces that loved you

 

She’s the only one 

Who kept me by her side

Saw my heart and didn’t try to hide

And so I’ll try, try, try, try, try, try

 

Black sheep

I’ll help you find home

But tell me

Why did you roam so far away

From the faces that loved you

 

Black sheep, black sheep

Can you sing a song

No sir, no sir

My voice is hoarse

From crying out for Mary

So I will wait

Patiently

 

LINER NOTES

Produced By: Kenny Schick at Artemesia Black

 
 
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