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Catch For Us The Foxes

Artist: mewithoutYou


Songs on "Catch For Us The Foxes" Album

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Carousels - View Carousels Lyrics
Disaster Tourism - View Disaster Tourism Lyrics
Four Word Letter (Part Two) - View Four Word Letter (Part Two) Lyrics
Hanger - View Hanger Lyrics
January 1979 - View January 1979 Lyrics
Leaf - View Leaf Lyrics
My Exit, Unfair - View My Exit, Unfair Lyrics
Paper Hanger - View Paper Hanger Lyrics
Seven Sisters - View Seven Sisters Lyrics
Son Of A Widow - View Son Of A Widow Lyrics
Son Of A Window
The Soviet - View The Soviet Lyrics
Tie Me Up! Untie Me! - View Tie Me Up! Untie Me! Lyrics
Torches Together - View Torches Together Lyrics


Carousels Lyrics

On a bus ride into town, I wondered Why am I going to town?
I looked around at th e billboards and the stores I thought,
Why do I look around?
so I got out and I bowed and kissed the filthy ground
and in the first dry spot I found I laid down without having to wonder why I was laying down.
Before long I was too cold and so took a bus back to the station
I found a letter left by a pay phone with no return contact information,
it was addressed: To total strangers,
it read like a horn blown by some sad angel
Bunny, it was me who let you down
it was the shyest attempt I'd ever seen at conversation
if I didn't have You as my guide I'd still wander lost in Sinai
counting the plates of cars from out-of-state,
(how I could jump in their path they hurry along!)
until you could surround me, you're pretty but you're all I can see,
like a thick fog - if there was no way into God,
I would never have laid in this grave of a body for so long,
St. Cyril's fair always came through the first week of September
but it's already the 19th and there's no sign of it yet.
I have a hard time remembering the things I should remember
and a hard time forgetting the things I should forget.
Oh Christ when You're ready to come back I think I'm ready for You to come back
but if You want to stay wherever exactly it is You are,
that's okay too - it's really none of my business.
If I didn't have You as my guide I'd still be wandering lost in Sinai
or down by the tracks watching trains go by to remind me:
There are places that aren't here.
I had a well but all the water left so I'll ask Your forgiveness with every breath,
if there was no way into God,
I would never have laid in this grave of a body
So long, dear.

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Disaster Tourism Lyrics

Call me outside I'll come running down.
When I satisfied each need invented by my eye
I was a nest by a fox's hole or dirt underneath your boots soles
when I satisfied each need invented by my eye
it was nothing like I'd imagined.
Like cocaine, their green eyes fixed on the television to pass the time
until their two miles of elegant blinds halfway raised for the watching as you walked by
Look, come to the window
She carries a candle at mid-day while the sun's still so high!
But you knew better than to pay mind to what to people and the devil say call me outside,
I'll come running down into the vacant, intoxicating night,
call me outside to their haunted streets, their red electric lights,
I'm on the sad side of a nowhere town,
but sister I'm all you got so call me outside,
I'll come running down - Then, not another word.

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Four Word Letter (Part Two) Lyrics

I wrote a four word letter, with post-script, in crooked lines, tho I'd lived I'd never been alive.
You know who I am
you held my hem as I traveled blind listening to the whispering in my ear,
soft but getting stronger, telling me the only purpose of
my being here is to stay a bit longer.
stealing a bicycle chain, as the handlebars crashed to the ground,
the back wheel detached from the frame,
it kept rolling, yea, but aimlessly drifting around
Oh, doubters, let's go down, let's go down
won't you come on down, oh doubters, let's go down , down to the river to pray?
But I'm so small I can barely be seen
How can this great love be inside of me?
Look at your eyes - they're small in size, but they see enormous things.
Wearing black canvas slippers in our frog-on-a-lily-pad pose we sewed
buttons and zippers to chinese pink silk and olive night clothes
if you can someday stop by
somehow we'll show you the pictures and fix you some tea
(see, my dad's getting a bit older now, and just unimaginably lonelier)
oh, pretenders, let's go down, let's go down
won't you come on down, oh pretenders, lets go down, down to the river and pray?
But I'm so afraid, or I'm set in my ways
but he'll make the rabbits and rocks sing his praise
oh, but I'm so tired, I won't last long.
No, hell use the weak to overcome the strong!
Oh, Amanda, let's go down, let's go down, wont you come on down
Mama, Nana, lets go down, down in the dirt, or the river to pray
you strike the match
Why not be utterly changed to fire?
To sacrifice the shadow and the mist of a brief life you never much liked
So if you'd care to come along we're gonna curb all our never-ending,
clever complaining (as who's ever heard of a singer criticized by his song?)
We hunger,
but through all that we eat brings us little relief
we don't know quite what else to do, we have all our beliefs,
but we don't want our beliefs,
God of peace, we want You.

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Hanger Lyrics

Not one motion of her gesture could I forget
The prettiest bag lady I ever met
Pushing her cart in the rain
Then gathering plastic and glass
She watched the day pass
Not hour by hour
But pain by pain
If I was a basket filled with holes
Then she was the sand I tried to hold
And ran out behind me
As I swung with some invisible hands

I stopped believing, you start to move
She was like wine turned to water then turned back to wine
I stopped my leaving and the better man bloomed
And you can pour us out and we won't mind

I was dead, then alive
She was like wine turned to water and turned back to wine
You can pour us out, we won't mind
A scratch around the mouth of the glass
My life is no longer mine

If you're still looking for a blanket
Sweetie, I'm sorry, I'm no sort of fabric
But if you need a tailor
Then take your torn shirt, and stumble up my stairs
And mumble your pitiful prayers
And in your tangled night's sleep, our midnight needles go to work
Until all comfort and fear flows in one river
Down on the shelf by the mirror where you see yourself whole
And it makes you shiver

I stopped believing, you start to move
She was like wine turned to water then turned back to wine
I stopped my leaving and the better man bloomed
And you can pour us out and we won't mind

I was dead, then alive
She was like wine turned to water and turned back to wine
You can pour us out, we won't mind
A scratch around the mouth of the glass
My life is no longer mine

Our lives our not our own even the wind plays still.
All I felt was fire and bone
And movement, movement
If they ask you for a sign of the Father
Tell them it's movement, movement (of hope)

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January 1979 Lyrics

January, 1979 saw a terrible crash and it couldnt help but laugh.
My ear pressed against the pass like a glass on a wall of a hospital photograph.
My forehead no longer sweet with holy kisses worthy of your fiery lips.
I was floating in a peaceful sea rescued by a sinking ship.

If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (I could be your servant)
If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (If I could be your servant)
If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (I could be your servant)
If I could become the servant of all, no lower place to fall. (If I could be your servant)

You watch me like a ten car highway wreck with a tact, bold or curiosity?
Us looking down on the tops of the hats of us passersby from your seventh floor balcony
And grew such a height we missed creatures too small for sight.
Carry on over conversation as the misguided insects
Crown me their grasshopper king with a dance of celebration.

After years with their crown on my head,
Im rolling over in bed unconcerned and comfortably numb
Kept busy indulging in the pleasures of the wealthy.
Oh, someone make me afraid of what Ive become.
At the first sign of possible sorrow Ill turn my heel and run.
Oh, Ill never learn.
My life is a cup of sugar I borrowed before time began and forgot to return.

It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now Im going blind. (I could be your servant)
It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now Im going blind. (If I could be your servant)
It was a matter of time,
I always said I could see but now Im going blind. (I could be your servant)
It was a matter of miserable time but I heard somewhere,
There was a cure for useless eyes. (If I could be your servant)

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Leaf Lyrics

If you fail to see a problem,
(Which I find hard to believe)
Or if you're hanging on from branches
Licking honey from the leaves you say
The hopelessness of living, the childishness of suicide
But there's a call to love my brother
That can never be destroyed however much you talk,
However well you talk you make a certain sense
It's still only stupid talk, however much I strut around,
However loud I sing the Shining One inside me won't say anything,

Oh, to want one thing!
Purity of heart is to want one thing.

You'll remind me that I said you were
A quiet bed in all my noise to rest
Well I was charming you at best.
And you remember, dear, when I said
My coming here was like a terrible fall!
As we crept like thieves along your bedroom hall
I'd come down and touch your eyelids,
But if you stay up too late I'll throw you back into the cupboard
With the chipped and dirty plates
Like the carnival game with the bottleneck and rubber ring,
Even if you win, even then you don't win.

All I want is to want one thing.

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My Exit, Unfair Lyrics

My exit, unobserved, my homesickness, absurd,
I said Water, Expecting the word would satisfy my thirst!
Talking all about the second and third when I haven't understood the first,
Jonah, where's that boat going - Your ship set with eager sail?
There's a swirling storm soon blowing, and no use,
fishermen, in rowing from a consecrated whale!
Just like the clouds bring a darkness and a hard rain's gonna fall
I felt the crowds bring a loneliness and a hard rain's gonna fall
she always weighed me down, but, afraid I might need her, I dragged her around
(it's best to keep close sackcloth and ash in a whitewashed town)
she wore that phony smile on her face,
I guess like a bandage on a wounded place
while I kept the keys to every old lock just in case,
rehearsed indifference tossed aside, our narrow arms spread wide,
What unseen pen etched eternal things on the hearts of humankind
But never let them in our minds?
Like the clouds bring a darkness and a hard rain's gonna fall
and all my laughter ends in emptiness and a hard rain's gonna fall
my every medicine caused more illness and a hard rain's gonna fall
but until I let you go I didn't know, you were never mine at all
but now I spend my days in ever-increasingly complicated ways
convincing myself of the rightness of each word
I say my exit, unfair if unobserved!
Ya subur, subhannallahi, a'udhu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajim,
al-hamdu lillah, bismillahir rahmanir rahim

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Paper Hanger Lyrics

Not one motion of her gesture could I forget
The prettiest bag lady I ever met
Pushing her cart in the rain
Then gathering plastic and glass
She watched the day pass
Not hour by hour
But pain by pain
If I was a basket filled with holes
Then she was the sand I tried to hold
And ran out behind me
As I swung with some invisible hands

I stopped believing, you start to move
She was like wine turned to water then turned back to wine
I stopped my leaving and the better man bloomed
And you can pour us out and we won't mind

I was dead, then alive
She was like wine turned to water and turned back to wine
You can pour us out, we won't mind
A scratch around the mouth of the glass
My life is no longer mine

If you're still looking for a blanket
Sweetie, I'm sorry, I'm no sort of fabric
But if you need a tailor
Then take your torn shirt, and stumble up my stairs
And mumble your pitiful prayers
And in your tangled night's sleep, our midnight needles go to work
Until all comfort and fear flows in one river
Down on the shelf by the mirror where you see yourself whole
And it makes you shiver

I stopped believing, you start to move
She was like wine turned to water then turned back to wine
I stopped my leaving and the better man bloomed
And you can pour us out and we won't mind

I was dead, then alive
She was like wine turned to water and turned back to wine
You can pour us out, we won't mind
A scratch around the mouth of the glass
My life is no longer mine

Our lives our not our own even the wind plays still.
All I felt was fire and bone
And movement, movement
If they ask you for a sign of the Father
Tell them it's movement, movement (of hope)

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Seven Sisters Lyrics

He made the world a grassy road before our bare, wandering feet,
and crushed the stones into the softest sand between our toes,
but we're wondering where to sleep,
clever words on pages turn to fragments;
Circles, points and lines, and cover them like carpets, with graceful,
meaningless ornamental designs come quick,
you light that knows no evening
Come, alone to the alone!
There are a thousand sanities worth leaving to take your madness home,
you dance inside my chest where no on sees you,
but sometimes I see you rejoice, the cleansing of my lips
Rejoice, salvation of my soul!
But I still have a thousand half-loves
(Oh my God! I want to shoot myself just thinking about it)
And you think I don't mean what I say?
I mean every word I say.
I threw a stone at the reflection of my image in the water,
and it altogether disapperared.
I burst, it shattered me like a bullet through a bottle,
and I'm expected to believe that any of this is real.

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Son Of A Widow Lyrics

I'll ring your doorbell
Until you let me in
And I can no longer tell
Where 'you' end and 'I' begin

Grape on the vine
We've been alone a long time
Grape on the vine
Why not be crushed to make wine?

Pay no attention to me
Dancing with my girl
We have every intention to be
Failures in this world

Grape on the vine
We've been alone a long time
Grape on the vine
Why not be crushed to make wine?

Six of my closest friends
Will dig up the ground
All my accomplishments
Gently lowered down

Grape on the vine
We've been alone a long time
Grape on the vine
Why not be crushed to make wine?

(All is the same to the souls of those so much resigned)

The son of the widow
You raised from the dead
Where did his soul go
When he died again?

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The Soviet Lyrics

God is love and love is real,
but the dead are dancing with the dead
and though all that's charming disappears
all things lovely only hurt my head
as I gather stones from fields like pearls of water on my fingers' ends
and wrap them up in boxes,
safe from windows, from things that break,
as the night-time shined like day it saw my sorry face,
hair a mess but it liked me best that way
(Besides, how else could I confess?
When I looked down like if to pray,
well I was looking down her dress...)
Good God, please!
Catch for us the foxes in the vineyard - The little foxes.
Turn your ear, musician, to silence because they only come out when it's quiet,
their tails brushing over your eyelids
Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead!
Or the fur that they shed will cover your bed in a delicate orange-ish cinnamon red,
ah, I don't need this!
I have my loves, I have my doubts.
I don't need this.

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Tie Me Up! Untie Me! Lyrics

I was looking at the leaves
Climbing to the tops of the trees
But you were nowhere to be found,
Just beneath all the green
You were buried like a little seed
Among the roots and underground,
I was licking at the leaves
But i was in short sleeves and you.
You were like some sickness that I caught.
My sweetheart moved away,
Swept off like garbage in the alleyway
I need more grace than I thought.

Brother, I'm far away from everything good!
She's like a hot cloth on a fevered head
And like a needle she leads me
(Well, I follow like thread)
Tie me up!
Untie me!
All this wishing I was dead is geting old...
It goes on but it's old.

I was swimming through the waves
For what must have been day
But could find no relief,
When I started sinking down
I thought for certain I would drown
Until I saw you in the ocean underneath
All the bright colored fish
Tell of a treasure in a dull shell,
Such subtlely, so easily missed!
You, my hidden pearl of pure and perfect love
And I'm a living example of 100 percent the oppisite of this,
If I ask the same questions
Well maybe I repeat myself from time to time,
But it's because everyone who answers me is a liar.

She's like a hot cloth on a fevered head
And like a needle she leade me
(Well, I follow like thread)
But you untied me - didn't you untie me, Lord?
And now I haven't even thought about
Killing myself in almost five months.

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Torches Together Lyrics

Why burn poor and lonely under a bowl.
Under a lampshade or on the shelf
Beside the bed where at night
You lay turning like a door on it's hinges?
(First on your left side, then on your right side, then your left side again)
Why burn poor and lonely?
Tell all the stones, we're gonna make a building.
We'll cut into shape & set into place or you'd rather be a window,
I'll gladly be the frame reflecting any kind of words.
We'll let in all the blame
(And ruin our reputation all the same)
Never mind out plan making,
We'll start living......anyway,
Aren't you unbearbly sad?
Then why burn so poor and lonely?

We'll be like torches - We'll be torches together!
With whatever out tattered Dignity demands
Torches together, hand in hand

Why pluck one string - What good is just one note?
Oh, one string sounds fine i guess....We we're once 'Our Notes',
We were lonely wheat quietly ground into grain
(What light and momentary pain!)
So why his safe distance, this curious look?
Why tear our single pages when you can throw away the book?
Why pluck one string when you can strum the guitar?
Strum the guitar!
With no beginning, with no end
Take down a guitar and strum the guitar if you're afraid,
And I'm afraid and everyone's afraid
And everyone knows it but we don't have to be afraid anymore
You played the flute but no one was dancing
You sang a sad song and none of us cried

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