Bleed Your Cedar

by Elysian Fields

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1.
Used to go skinny dipping Trapping love in a lake Wading slowly Gripping sun with a rake Now the pool in your heart is frozen And i never did learn how to skate But it doesn't matter anyway I'm on the wrong side of the water Oh wont you listen to the lady in the lake We drifted swiftly Paper sails in the breakers We buried treasure There was nothing to take And the pool in your mouth is frozen And I never did learn how to skate But it doesn't matter anyway I'm on the wrong side of the water Oh wont you listen to the lady in the lake No it doesn't matter anyway I'm on the wrong side of the water She's frozen love, as you left her Out of whos womb came the ice And the hoary frost of heaven Who hath gendered it The waters are hid as with a stone And the face of the deep is frozen No it doesn't matter anyway I'm on the wrong side of the water Oh won't you listen to the lady in the lake No it doesn't matter anyway I'm on the wrong side of the water She's frozen love as you left her Fish out the lady in the lake
2.
It's been seven years now, living in this box Closed in on all sides, no light, just dark He kept me under the bed, I'd pray for it to stop He'd lock me safely away, and lie on top Pop the latches open the hatches Out comes Jack in the box Doing tricks and taking licks Out comes Jack in the box I was an uncut marionette hanging by steel cable threads I was a shadow dancer a thousand shades of red There's too much light it's far too bright I see things much too clearly There's too much light, it far too bright weary, oh so weary If this is all of life outside Please put me where I am happy Where I won't know what to think of this Black in black, almost sleeping Pop the latches open the hatches, out comes jack in the box Doing tricks and taking licks, out comes jack in the box Please lock me up Shut me up Shut up your jack in the box
3.
Off Or Out 03:28
Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my head Head for the sun in your belly You need a soul to find you out Make you windy windy We were so windy winding flying Backwards rolling sliding Red light crazy shining Haze garden pure strain highway Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my head Red silver suns in your belly You need a dream to drown you out Make you windy windy we were so windy Winding dying inside sucking outside Spouting heavy moonlight Dazed shotgun your stain my way Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my Can't get you off or out of my head
4.
Last night in a dream I travelled for years and years Galaxies, centuries No one was there, it was bare and arid Red earth, eternal dusk Had to keep moving, walked for miles Fusing force, broke the dials And there in the distance Heard them ringing, felt it stinging my insides Saw them trembling white Saw the trembling trembling white Fountains on fire Fountains on fire Fountains on fire I've arrived Swallowed the spray, erased my face, kissed the curve Met the end, drenched dream Torched the final curtain Changed my destiny in the shivering light Bathing in the shivering white Bathing in the shimmering white Fountains on Fire Fountains on Fire Fountains on Fire I've arrived When you see me, burn me down
5.
Star 03:42
round round and around surrounding my planet arousing my planet round round and around surrounding my planet arousing my planet my heart beats madly like a drum beaten chamber almost numb it's beating faster and faster slow down dear, slow down round round and around flying me forward thrusting me far round round and around you caught me a star you can make me if you try gently like a lullaby you dig me deeper and deeper go down dear, go down you are the ink drawing me you are the mouth gnawing me yours is the voice calling me star you can make me if you try gently like a lullaby hold me tight inside your arms make me feel just like a star like a star you can find me if you try slip into the needles eye fold me, hold me like a charm make me feel just like a star like a star
6.
you can lift that tremble right between my eyes you can study deep tongues til your blind and wise you can slide into the earth and you can witness your own birth you can brush the shadow's kiss and you can scratch your wildest itch alive alive i will awaken you alive alive you will awaken you can do anything you like you can plant the dagger of destiny you can taste the spine that's you and me you can sing the bitter temple's song you can be the sand or bang the gong you can trace patterns in the sky and you can ride the angels when they fly you can do anything you can do anything you like anything you like anything you like alive alive I will awaken you alive alive you will awaken
7.
Engrave me with that base And shudder You can't save me Raving rampant stroking Mad vein voltage burn Electric shock love Gotta lock my eyes Make it hum make it hum Over the river and thru the woods Shoot your honey dove Shoot your honey dove Raking the air with those sugar plum arches Queen Bone above Queen Bone above Cheeky Baring down to gnaw at the fruit of your tree To the ends of your root Flank embankment Sell my sullied rich and rising Spanking dank sharp pain Snaky bleeding heart brain Over the river and through the woods Shoot your honey dove Shoot your honey dove Raking the air with those sugar plum arches Queen Bone above Queen Bone above Lemme be your salt lick Salt lick salt lick Lemme be your salt sap Wet lap dream Mad vein voltage churn Rubbing gutter butter Gotta sigh hip rise Make it hum Make it hum Make it hum Make it hum Make it hum
8.
Parachute 05:39
Something's calling my sunshine to the store He thinks he'll get what he needs there Sirens hide under each crack and wicked scar They even made him a superstar Someday you will wear a noble crown And only you'll need to feel it We're not letting this humble ship go down We just need to steer it And i burn it Keep repeating it My prayer Don't give in out there Holding fast to my John the Conqueror root Lucky Hand don't desert me now If you ever need a parachute You can fall free with me baby And I burn it, keep repeating it My prayer Don't give in out there And I burn it I keep repeating it My prayer Don't give in And I burn it I keep repeating it My prayer Don't give in And I burn it Keep repeating it My prayer Don't give in
9.
Gracie Lyons 02:52
Gracie Lyons Gracie Lyons Well you can cross now You can cross now You bled so long You bled so long But you can cross now You can cross now You tricked and traded You tricked and traded But you're the boss here You're the boss here You casted wrong You casted wrong You had the wrong fly You had the wrong fly
10.
Rolling 05:14
I wanna steam you open Wanna swim your ocean We would fly I wanna suck your motions Exorcise devotions Never die And growing you inside the star's eye You fascinate the loops with open belt If dreams were we I'd be the sea And you're some crazy fisherman Your line's on fire You're caught in my tide Your sky's exspiring You're rolling again I wanna let you see it Wanna truly free it You and I I wanna bleed your cedar Until it gives me fever and I'm high And knowing you, you'll ride the far side You liberate the moon from it's hung shelf If dreams were we, I'd take the lead You're down on your knees The wave is rising A blink is all you need Now you're inside me Rolling again
11.
Mermaid 04:21
Remember how you found me Under a low bent half moon I must have been singing for you I'd never left the water Though I once knew some flying fish Thought I'd forget how to swim I am your mermaid I give to you freely But soon as you see me I'm gone, gone I am your mermaid Tangled but blissful Knock me a kissful of nectar, honey The water is hot And you hold my head As sores of the day slip through the shore's threads I'd never felt such rapture A glimpse at the lighthouse Undo myself from your hanging mouth I am your mermaid Tangled but blissful Knock me a kissful of nectar, honey I am your mermaid I opened your mortal need You planted your opal seed of love, love I am your mermaid I am your mermaid I am your mermaid

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released October 8, 1996

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Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are the writers who make up the critically acclaimed New York band. Cult status, cosmic appeal, since 1995

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