I Wasn't Born To Lose You

by Swervedriver

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1.
Autodidact 04:59
The city sleeps disturbed In boots filled with lead A dimension of beauty Mobilised within my head And on this endless parade Sunset Park to Rose Hill Gas stations as churches Holy fuel forever spilled You make me lose my head And dream of what might be You sculpt and tumble me As the rain transcends Tease the tension out Flip the script around Autodidact Teach me one thing There’s nothing more I can do Than dream of what might be Praise be to the gods of the east That bow down in front of me And on this endless parade Sunset Park to Rose Hill Gas stations as churches Holy fuel forever spilled
2.
Last Rites 03:26
When you’re feeling restless and broken-hearted And you can’t spare the time for me When the lights go down in a broken downtown And your head plays dead symphonies You say your bicycle tyres are flat and your heart’s in a mess That’s forty miles of bad road for me Will you come spend Christmas in Copenhagen? Comets fly, come escape with me You say your bicycle tyres are flat and your heart’s in a mess And you walk through the streets in a dream Watch the sunlight dance off a broken zoom lens And you talk in your sleep to me So you feel so sickly and broken-hearted And you don’t ever mind for me If we don’t spend Christmas in Copenhagen Would you at least say last rites for me?
3.
Time will heal All exit wounds The time for peace is now As days have been passed This dreamlike Reversal of roles Return to what you were When you were just begun Death energy Remedies for troubled minds Amidst the trauma of dreams I can barely wake up today So save me now And gimme something to believe What I wouldn’t give For a day like tomorrow
4.
Setting Sun 02:53
You setting sun We were terrorised As we reached the hull And the ship capsized And we cast our stones On silent seas In memories Pure solid gold You’re not alone Hearing unseen sounds From the depths below And you’ve settled well Into darker glows Far away You setting sun You’re a setting sun Casting dark On everyone But you’ve a heart of gold And I’m a castaway soul And we’re sailing home
5.
Everso 06:44
The radio still burns You’re messed-up, high and in love with everything And that’s what I bring And now you’re making it worse In a mixed-up world I can hear the chimes in spring That’s when all the rain begins We parked up by the pier Count one-two-three climbing a ladder to the sky The police on the beach analyse You say the world just doesn’t exist But tomorrow’s memories out in the meadow run free As far as the eye can see The radio still plays The mix is high but you know the blood has run cold And that’s when all your life can unfold And from the mangled metal frays Blazing thoughtforms drift off in the morning blue I wasn’t born to lose you
6.
Energy heartbreak please Plant the seeds that I see in your eyes Energy heartbreak dies There’s still hope over the other side Energy heartbreak cries Like the tears that I see In your eyes Energy heartbreak please There’s still darkness on the other side Too far gone And it’s sprawling out And as Rome burns Hey let’s all sit this one out And scatter out Energy heartbreak please Plant the seeds that I see in your eyes Energy heartbreak dies There’s still hope over the other side Energy heartbreak cries Like the tears that I see In your eyes Energy heartbreak please There’s still darkness on the other side It’s not over But nothing lasts that long And it’s melting And just goes on and on and on Don’t you see my love That we almost nearly had it all? And you wake up in the morning And you bask beneath the rays And you can still believe in something That you can’t fix in a day But I can't deny this feeling That everything's undone When I see the sun When I see the sun Energy heartbreak please Plant the seeds that I see in your eyes Energy heartbreak dies There’s still hope over the other side Energy heartbreak cries Like the tears that I see In your eyes Energy heartbreak please There’s still darkness on the other side
7.
I’m not satisfied With my position and my place If you can’t decide Then don’t waste that space I’m going home Just like a rolling stone A pariah amongst my peers Open your ears It’s only your fear That keeps you down here Open your ears We’re dissatisfied With our position and our place You keep beating us down A red queen arms race We’d all like a home We’d all like a floor But the rich will piss Upon the corpse of the poor They make us pariahs Amongst our peers Open your ears Mobilise
8.
Deep Wound 03:59
You’ve burnt your fingers, burnt your bridges I see You’ll burn another before you’re through with me Deep wound I don’t know what you expect me to say My sense of empathy has long gone astray Deep wound Too much revealed you tumbled down from your height An enigmatic force pushed into the light Deep wound This ain’t my own dissatisfaction tonight Picking up the pieces of a long lost fight Deep wound This is a wound I have no intention to heal I know that’s such a fucked-up way to feel Deep wound
9.
Lone Star 04:33
You come alive in black & white You never let the world go by You were always such a lone star Are you still high? Growing old in sepia and gold Shooting guns, getting warped by the rain You were a time-bomb always ticking And you killed your time Uncoalesce with hollow success You changed the world then the world changed you I can almost see you waving The future’s mine
10.
I Wonder? 05:39
And as the night fall surrounds you A dream within a dream And if a light dies within you It's never as it seems Behold this rhythmic creation It’s beautiful and true And if the boundaries divide you Take care of what you do
11.
Sci-Fi 01:50
You come alive in black & white You never let the world go by You were always such a lone star Are you still high? Growing old in sepia and gold Shooting guns, getting warped by the rain You were a time-bomb always ticking And you killed your time Uncoalesce with hollow success You changed the world then the world changed you I can almost see you waving The future’s mine
12.
Days 03:19
Up on the high, high hills With my floating friend Watching all the silver No one can ever spend I feel the touch of her hand And all it will erase These footprints I followed Though they followed my every pace Days Be more than all we have No matter how much I cross I always see the same stream I'm standing up on these bridges That are standing in a dream
13.
Dub Wound 04:10
You’ve burnt your fingers, burnt your bridges I see You’ll burn another before you’re through with me Deep wound I don’t know what you expect me to say My sense of empathy has long gone astray Deep wound Too much revealed you tumbled down from your height An enigmatic force pushed into the light Deep wound This ain’t my own dissatisfaction tonight Picking up the pieces of a long lost fight Deep wound This is a wound I have no intention to heal I know that’s such a fucked-up way to feel

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released October 2, 2020

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