Three

by Charlotte Church

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1.
03:16
2.
01:42
3.
05:33
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6.
03:49
7.
03:19

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released January 27, 2014

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Track Name: Sparrow
SPARROW

I awake
Most days
Below a robins nest
With my wings
So cold
And a heart that overflows
To redden snow.
I've been an envelope,
Are you the sparrow?

With a letter-red
Blood-fluttered
In plumes
For the bayonet
Has carved away,
And it carves away
At the arrowhead
Lodged within my breast.

Sparrow,
We all end up
Buried in the snow
So pick leaves and cover me;

Pluck the arrow
From my breast and let me rest

So far below
The robin's nest.
Track Name: Remains
REMAINS

And when the bough has broken
Red amber ash of fractal light
Breaks up to form new gods
Falling down, falling
In glazed blue droplets of sound
And pounding hearts
Pumping water.

(And when the bough has broken
And when the cradle's fallen
Take what remains
And build new gods
To pray we can exist in an ocean abyss
What else is there?
What else is there?)
Track Name: Like A Fool
LIKE A FOOL

I got worked up like a fool,
Now I need to wash myself with thoughts
As pure as water.
I got worked up like a fool for you,
I don't need those flowers
To make myself as pure as water.

Mountain water
Flash my veins
Flush me out

I think I'm losing touch;
I'm diaphonous, a figure of smoke and mirrors.
I think I'm losing touch with you.
Is my smile bent,
A rod seen through the clearest water?

Mountain water
Flood my lungs
Won't you pull me out

Pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out
Of the rising water.
Track Name: Magician's Assistant
MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT

You box me up
So you can cut me in half.
I'm a loop to you,
You connect me up
Or split me in two.

I'll be the dove
You can hide in your hand
I'll be kissing the keys to you
And go limp as a glove in your hands.
Such magic hands.

Oh,
Hide me behind a mirror
There I'll stay
Until I hear
Those words
Such incantations
Those words
As if from another time and space
Drifting through the darkness

I'll step out
And we'll bring down the house.
Is there anything that we can't do
As long as within we there's you?
You and your loop.

Those words
Such incantations
Those words
As if from another time and space
Drifting through the darkness.

I'll step out
And we'll bring down the house
Is there anything that we can't do
As long as within we there's you?
Track Name: House Upon The Sea
HOUSE UPON THE SEA

Here we are
A house upon the sea
A bad dream
The woods on the hill are aware
And there's a terrible voice that echoes around

The wind has it's sting
Puts the salt in your skin

And morning light clears
Oh won't you bring me to rest
Says I should fake a death
And failing that
I should enter the house
And face what I left
Upon the water

Here we are
House upon the sea
And I know it's but a bad dream
The morning light
The morning light
Will clear
But it's all so real

The dark reflects the day
Like a shadow on the waves.
Track Name: I Can Dream
I CAN DREAM

I can dream
I can dream
I'd build a castle for a crystal cup
I'd flood the ravine just to
Raise you up

I can dream
I can dream
Freezing the snowfall for your favourite view
Whip up a firestorm just to
Warm you
Through

Oh I will deliver when I sleep
I deliver you and wake
Oh with a shiver when I sleep
I will shake myself
To face the day
Oh I will deliver when I sleep
I make promises

I can dream
I can dream
Fill up the glasses
A toast to the sick-sweet
The best and the better
The best
The ever-ripening best

Oh I will deliver when I sleep
I deliver you and wake
Oh with a shiver when I sleep
I will shake myself
To face the day
Oh I will deliver when I sleep
I make promises
I make promises
Track Name: Water Tower
WATER TOWER

I am a water tower
Heavy is my head
And when the land around you is dying
I will keep your fields fed
I will keep your belly full
I will keep your family whole
I am indestructible.

The things with tiny bones
Scurry round my legs
And they nag at me with their hopes;
Little dreams for little heads.
I wish I could clear them all,
Sweep them up combustible,
Burn them in a crucible.
From their sacrifice a light
To keep you company tonight
Keep you company tonight.

Snap them up like crocodile
Retreat to river with a smile;
Just to know
They won't
Be bugging you anymore,
That's a fair reward.