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turpentim



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Bleed the Line Reply with quote

I've long considered 'Bleed the Line' one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, despite the difficulty I have making out some of Jay's lyrics. Here's my best stab at them, but I'm sure I'm wrong on some of it. Corrections please!


Bleed the line, beat the drum
The madness of the world gone wrong
Water waits for the helpless

There’s nothing to show
When nothing is real to feel
Never captured in pictures
Just a witness to struggle and blind

You’re falling
You’re falling to the side
You’re listing
You’re listing

Ordinary lights like candles of warning
They’re shaking on the ground
There’s two up in the air

Hang on to the lines left to learn
To the truth in each busker’s breath
To the chant and the strum still left to wonder

You’re falling
You’re falling to the side
You’re listing
You’re listing
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JWB56



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the On Chant and Strum vinyl lyrics-

Bleed the line beat the drum
The madness of the world gone wrong
Waterwings for the helpless

There is nothing to show
When nothing is real to feel
Never captured in pictures
Just a witness to struggle and glide
You're falling
You're falling to the side
You're listing
You're listing

Ordinary lights like candles of warning
There is shaking of the ground
There is tumult in the air

Hang on to the lines left to learn
To the truth in each busker's breath
To the chant and the strum still left to wonder
You're falling

You're falling to the side
You're listing
You're listing
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JWB56



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, a beautiful song and an amazing album, I think.
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turpentim



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for this. I figured there were some official lyrics out there somewhere, but I don't have the vinyl copy (just the deluxe iTunes edition).

Beautiful track.

Tim in the ATL
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea! Could someone post the lyrics to the On Chant and Strum songs?

Happy New Year, all!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey look! I'm answering my own request...

Here are the lyrics to the remaining seven songs from the On Chant and Strum collection... Need more The Search lyrics? Hit me up!!!

Happy New Year!

CARNIVAL BLUES
ALL WERE BORN TO ESCAPE
WITH A BURNING CHANCE TO PROVE
WHEN THE APOCALYPSE IS NOT HANGING OVER

STILL THINKING OF YOU
STILL THINKING OF YOU
ALL I THINK OF IS YOU

DAYLIGHT DISCOVERED SENSATIONS SINKING
TELEVISION AS CARNIVAL BLUES
UP AND DOWN TURNED AROUND IN MOTION’S BLENDER
IT’S SO STRANGE WHEN YOU’RE NEAR
WE’VE NEVER INJURED EACH OTHER
IT’S SO STRANGE WHEN YOU’RE NEAR

YOUR VOICE IS A DANCE IN MY HEAD THAT I CAN’T STOP
TIME TO TAKE A BREAK AND RETUNE
GAVEL AND WALK TO ONE MORE CHANCE WORTH TAKING

STILL THINKING OF YOU
STILL THINKING OF YOU
ALL I THINK OF IS YOU

EXURBIA
EXURBIA SOMEONE’S SCIENCE FICTION DREAM
EXURBIA SOMEONE’S PSYCHEDELIC SCREAM

THERE IS A GAPING HOLE IN THE SKY
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

FED BY OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY
AND THE LARGEST CEMENT PLANT
IN THIS COUNTRY

NO PEOPLE WALKING
NO PEOPLE CONVERSING
JUST WORK CAR INTERSTATE THEN HOUSE

BICYCLE HOTEL
STUCK IN A HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM
IT’S ABOUT SUNDOWN FOR YOU
HERE SLEEP DOESN’T HAPPEN EASY

CHOICE WORDS FOR THE PAYPHONE THAT DOESN’T WORK
YOU CAN BUY ABSINTHE COCAINE AND HEROIN
BUT YOU CAN’T CALL HOME

YOU FIND SLEEP WHERE YOU CAN
SITUATIONS TO LAUGH ABOUT WHEN IT’S OVER
BUT IT’S A LONG WAY FROM OVER

THINKING OF YOU AROUND THE WORLD
THINKING OF YOU AROUND THE WORLD

HOLED UP IN THE CITY OF HAMBURG
LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF LIVERPOOL
DOWN AROUND THE REEPERBAHN
BERGEN AND DUBLIN RUN TOGETHER
CAFFEINE FUELED DREAMS OF
SCOTTISH LADIES ON THE BRINK

YOU WALK ALONG TO WIND IT DOWN
UNFAMILIAR DARK EMPTY STREETS
NOW YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

HOUDINI PUNCHES
WINTER GALE BLOWS THE DUST OFF OF HOLY GROUND
NO EXIT FROM HOPE GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE
MOCKING THE SALT OF SOCIETY’S DREAM
COMPREHENSION AND PAIN TO PICK UP OFF THE FLOOR

HIGHJACKED HUMAN WAYLAID CONDITION
LIVES ARE BUZZING AROUND
WITH AN EYE TO THE SCOREKEEPER
COLD REALITY FALLS
WHEN THE NEW THRILL BURNS DOWN

FEELINGS RESONATE PARALLEL LIVES GET DRAWN OUT
TOO MANY HOUDINI PUNCHES BEING THROWN
STRANDED BY REASONS FOR STAYING NOT GOING
VISION IS A TELESCOPE WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN

ACETONE ANGELS
DREAMS IN TECHNICOLOR HAVE FADED
PREPARE TO MAKE A STAND
THE ODDS ARE LONG
AND THERE IS NO MENTION OF A FAVORED TO WIN

MADE IT OUT OF A HAIRPIN TURN
THE ACETONE ANGELS ASKING WHY
CAUGHT IN CUBICLES AND ELEVATORS
ALWAYS CHECKING THE WATCH FOR SUICIDE

WE’VE LOST COMMUNICATION
WE’RE OUT ON OUR OWN
WE’VE LOST COMMUNICATION
WE’RE OUT ON OUR OWN
WHERE FOOLS WOULDN’T GO

FARAWAY STONES SKIPPING OVER THIS TIME
A WILLFUL DANCE IN THEIR WAKE
BITTER LAUGHS FOR CHANCES PASSED OVER
AND FLAMING DRINK SALESMEN ON THE MAKE

WOULD TELL YOU I CARE AND THEN SOME
BUT THEN I’D FIND YOU GONE
THIS CIRCUS SPITS OUT HEARTS AND MINDS
SURE AS STEAM RISES FROM A NUCLEAR DRUM

WAKING WORLD
STILL BREAKING THROUGH
STILL BREAKING BREAKING THROUGH
THIS DOOM

THE DOGS OF TRIUMPH STEAL AGAIN
SLOW MOTION HIGHWAYS DREAMS OF DUST
HADES IN HEARTS ON THE BURNING ROAD
SO IT GOES NUMERO DOS

RECKLESS DAYS OF WONDER
BREAKING THE FALL WITH TRAMPOLINE FEET
WORK DAY DONE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS

FACES ON THE STREET
ARE WEARY OF WAR

CAUGHT UP IN REAL TIME
SHAKEN AND STIRRED INSIDE THE WAKING WORLD
FAKE FIRES OF JUSTICE ON A WISHING WELL

FACE DOWN IN THE DIRT
HOW FAR THE DREAM FELL

I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT

SWEET ESCAPE AS A TRANQUILIZER
SWEET ESCAPE IN REDIRECTION
SWEET ESCAPE THE ONLY CHOICE IS TAKEN
SWEET ESCAPE THE HOLY MEDITATION

I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT

COLTRANE FREE
SHE’LL TAKE YOU THERE AND BACK AGAIN
COLTRANE FREE AS SHE FINDS HER WAY
SHE DOESN’T WASTE THE TIME THAT SHE’S GIVEN

SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS
A FASHIONISTA BUT SHE DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT

SHE TAKES HER VIEW UPSIDE DOWN
SHE MAKES HER WORDS SING AND SHOUT HARMONY
SHE DOESN’T WASTE THE TIME THAT SHE’S GIVEN

HERE SHE COMES SHE OWNS THE WORLD
MODERN PLANS TO UNFURL
HERE SHE COMES SHE OWNS THE WORLD

TAKES HER CUE FROM ANOTHER CENTURY
LOOKING BACK TO FIND CONTEMPORARY
SHE DOESN’T WASTE THE TIME THAT SHE’S GIVEN
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Okeman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim... (or anyone else!)

Could you possibly figure out a reasonable approximation of some guitar chords for this amazing tune? Been trying myself for some time, to very mediocre effect. Thanks!
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mtruslow



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always thought that was on the Itunes edition was so much better than what actually ended up on the single disc of "The Search".
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