Tea Leaves, Murder and Dreaming

by Starling Crush

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04:46
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released March 22, 2010

All songs written by Jennifer Glass
except track 1 written by J. Glass/ Roger Greenawalt
track 2 written by J.Glass/ Tommy Borscheid/ Michael Simone
tracks 3 and 4 written by J. Glass/ M.Simone
track 8 written by J.Glass/ Sally Barris
track 9 written by Snow Patrol*
and track 11 written by J. Glass/ R. Greenawalt/ M. Simone
*Universal Music Publ. BL Ltd., admin by Universal-Songs Of PolyGram., Inc (BMI)

Recorded at Decemberland, Brooklyn, NY
Produced & Mixed by Michael Simone
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Art Direction and Design: Vaughan Oliver/v23
Design Assistance: Chriss Bigg
Photography: Marc Atkins / Panoptika.net

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Track Name: Hey
Innocent things unspeakable things
Secrets and silence and timing
The lonely disgrace is carved on my face
Emergency thunder and lightning

Drenched unforgiven, I float down a river
The cargo is kindness and violence delivered
Packets of sugar and Chinese umbrellas
So sweet and pretty and wasted

Hey I never knew
The problem is me
And the answer’s not true
So what do you do

Satellite pictures of weddings and gravel
The atmosphere smothers and travels
Triangular windows leak in the winter
And the wallpaper’s peeling and tattered

Hey I never knew
The problem is me
And the answer’s not true
So what do you do
While floating in space
Well I never knew

Stars on the ceiling arranged with no meaning
Like tea leaves and murder and dreaming
Take nothing away and leave this in its place
The oldest and emptiest feeling

Hey I never knew
The problem is me
And the answer’s not true
So what do you do
While floating in space
Well I never knew

You just gotta see one time…
Track Name: The One
I’m the one who touched you
I did it with my lips
I’m the one who needs you
You’re on my fingertips
Cause I’m the only one

Can you feel
I want to make you feel

I’m the one who kissed you
Cause I know where it is
I’m the one who feels you
But I don’t even know if you exist
Oh if you exist

Can you feel
I want to make you feel

I know inside of me
You are the light of me

I’m the only one
Track Name: For You
Battered tales the ancient truth
Those who speak are spoken to
The water’s dream is failed, and finer
Than seas that swim in broken silence

Stars will circle in the sky
If everything should turn out right
Then I’ll have to wait the night for you
And I will brave the truth

For you
Only for you

In parting heads the winds are kind
Strip the flesh down to the rind
You’re buried naked, stay alive
I’m a diamond standing by

For you
Only For you

Don’t stay to see me cry
You’ll see me open wide
Cause simple words are said too soon

For you
Only for you

So I fear the thing I want the most
Even though
It's you
Track Name: Wasted
See it's understood that you can waste a little time
But you see, it ain’t no good to be hanging on this line
Cause I can’t seem to get you off my mind
And I’m about to vanish in this haze

Do you think I’m crazy
Feeling small
When everybody’s got the weight of this, after all
And when you look up, what do you see
Are you blinded by the light
Just like me

Do you see or do I have to explain
Can I know what I know without feeling any pain
Cause I can’t seem to get you off my mind
And I’m about to vanish in this haze

Do you think I’m crazy
Feeling small
When everybody’s got the weight of this, after all
And when you look up, what do you see
Are you blinded by the light
Just like me

And I don’t believe you, believe me
Cause I’m off the ground
And I see everything
Yeah, I see everything

Do you think I’m crazy
Feeling small
When everybody’s got the weight of this, after all
And when you look up, what do you see
Are you blinded by the light
Just like me

Do you think I’m crazy
Track Name: 4am
Four in the morning
And I feel like I died in my sleep
Empty and aching
You’re awake, but you’re too far to reach
Is hurting just nothing but the heat that you loose from your skin
Cause this bed is burning, and there’s only one fool in the room

So I go into hiding, where no one can find me
Is anyone else so ashamed of themselves
And I try to deceive me, but I don’t believe me
Is there anyone else who’s just trying to stay awake in this life
Till everything’s alright

I’m cold like a surgeon
Cutting lines with a wheel and the ink on my heels
I’ll steal you like a thief, and crash you cause I’m weak
While you lie in your sleep, while you lie in your sleep
Trading pennies for a taste of it and now I’m just wasting it
Now I’m just wasted

So I go into hiding, where no one can find me
Is anyone else so ashamed of themselves
And I try to deceive me, but I don’t believe me
Is there anyone else who’s just trying to stay awake
So I go into hiding, where no one can find me
Is anyone else so afraid of themselves
And I try to deceive me, but I don’t believe me
Is there anyone else who’s just trying to stay awake in this life
Till everything’s alright
Track Name: Simple As The Sun
Oh the things that we say
They all fade away
Any words used lightly, anyway
Oh but don’t be afraid
Least of all today
We can still hold tightly
But everything is wasting away

She is wading in water, far from anyone
Used to think she was lonely, but she’s just having fun
And everyone says she’s lovely
Simple as the sun

And don’t it feel nice
Like a ring of fire there’s a light that surrounds you
Every place you go
And everybody’s scared but we don’t even care
We’re all waiting for something to come and carry us away
Us away

She is wading in water, far from anyone
Used to think she was lonely, but she’s just having fun
And everyone says she’s lovely
Simple as the sun

We’re as simple as everyone
As Everyone

Oh the things that we say
They all fade away
Any words we use lightly, anyway
Anyway

She is wading in water, far from anyone
Used to think she was lonely, but she’s just having fun
And everyone says she’s lovely, lovely
Everyone says she’s lovely
Simple as the sun
Track Name: Everyday
That blinking light leaves me wide awake
Wearing me down like the sun on my face
On my face
I went to the party with a flower in my hair
Stepped through the door and then vanished into the air
Into the air
You’d think I’d be warned it would happen again
But I don’t have any real friends

I still miss you, yeah I still miss you
I still want to feed you three times a day
Baby I still love you
Put no one above you
I still wanna hang on every word you say
Every day

We’re leaping and fumbling like heaven and fire
Put a hole in your heart and call it desire
Yeah, call it desire
Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing to me
And don’t take what I say so literally

I still miss you, yeah I still miss you
I still want to feed you three times a day
Baby I still love you
Put no one above you
I still wanna hang on every word you say
Every day

You’re a killer of dreams
You’re afraid that I’ll see
That you’re scared of yourself but you’re more scared of me
If I wait long enough I’ll just run out of time
What’s mine is yours what’s yours is mine
Got my hands on your neck got mine on yours
You’re making me sick but I come back for more

I still miss you, yeah I still miss you
I still want to feed you three times a day
Baby I still love you
Put no one above you
I still wanna hang on every word you say
Every day
Track Name: Talking To You
Fifty miles of highway left behind
Fifty thousand more left to find
It gets lonely out here on this road
When you spend your time talking to a ghost

See the wheels out rolling down the road
I guess they all have some place to go
Me I don’t know what Im supposed to do
I just felt like talking to you
Baby I just felt like talking to you

I pulled off in Temple for a break
And to find a friend in some stranger’s face
I told myself Im out here to be free
But I think you knew I hoped you’d follow me

Now Im right back where I started from
I guess there’s just some things you can’t outrun
Im about to break my own rules
I just felt like talking to you
Baby I just felt like talking to you

This endless highway is the only thing in sight
And these headlights will have to pass for stars tonight
And as the darkness closes in
I don’t know where it ends and I begin
As everything behind me fades from view
I just felt like talking to you
Baby I just felt like talking to you
Track Name: You Could Be Happy
You could be happy and I won’t know
You weren’t happy the day I watched you go
And all the things that I wish I had not said
Are played in loops till its madness in my head

Is it too late to remind you of how we were
Not our last days of silence screaming blur
Most of what I remember makes me sure
I should have stopped you from walking out that door

You could be happy, I hope you are
You made me happier than I’ve been by far
Somehow everything I own smells of you
And for the tiniest moment its all not true

Do the things that you always wanted to
Without me there to hold you back, don’t think just do
More than anything I want to see you, girl
Take a glorious bite out of the whole world
Track Name: Little Shout
Walking around this well lit store
Makes me want to cut up all my clothes
Four walls and a floor
At least there’d be nothing left to hurt for
I want you to see me
I want you to want me more

Don’t know where to put this table
I don’t know where to put this chair
I want to rip you into pieces
Out you in a goldfish bowl and leave you there
I want you to see me
But I want not to care

I find I can take it over time

This room smells like whiskey
Its too bad that I’ve got perfect taste
Where’s the pill that you gave me
It’d be such a shame to let it go to waste
Go on erase me,
Go on erase this little shout
Track Name: Invisible
Summer’s playing on my tongue again
I can taste the young and bitter heat
Was it such a good idea my friend
I’ve become someone you can’t see

I’m invisible you see
At four in the morning lay down in fire with me
Till everything is burning
Ashes to ashes don’t fall down

Dust becomes, pales into your skin
Cuts the taste in two
Digging in , your bones upon a string
Sliding scales get so slippery

I’m invisible you see
At four in the morning lay down in fire with me
Till everything is burning
Ashes to ashes don’t fall down

Summer’s playing on my tongue again
I can taste the young and bitter heat
Was it such a good idea my friend
I’ve become someone you can’t see

I’m invisible you see
At four in the morning lay down in fire with me
Till everything is burning
Ashes to ashes don’t fall down

Look at what you can do
See what you can’t undo
For this minute words can’t save you
Track Name: Disappear
Instead of laying down
Lets crash into the ground
Lets crash into the ground over my head
Pick me up and spin around
And in a second I’ll feel bigger than I did
Bigger than I did with you below me
Below me

Everything looks the same from here
Everything looks the same from
Don’t come any closer now
Don’t come any closer

And now I’ve lost my point
It figures, doesn’t it
I only wish that we could laugh about it
Laugh about it
I’m lying in your sheets
Your hands all over me
And now its 6 am
And black has gone to grey again
And I’m looking at you, looking at me
Hanging in the air

Cause everything looks the same from here
Everything looks the same from
Don’t come any closer, now
Don’t come any closer
Or I’ll just disappear