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Dispatch lyrics

Album: Silent Steeples [2000]

Tracks12
 01  Steeples
 02  Past the Falls
 03  Water Stop
 04  Hey...Hey...
 05  Flying Horses
 06  Questioned Apocalypse
 07 Seasons: Movement III
 08  Mayday
 09  Born Normal
 10  Bridges (Strength in Numbers)
 11  Walk With You
 12  Elias (Live in Studio)
all Dispatch lyrics



Steeples
I heard a story about a boy, who was swept off the deck
the sweeping tide swept the sea over his neck
but it did not end there, the boy began to swim
and dared to the sea that dared to invade him

[Chorus:]
did you ever want to know me
did you ever feel like I could
it's a silent steeple that carries us down
it's a silent steeple

but the sea wouldn't so much as reply
so the boy swore to the ships that were fated to die
red sky at night, sailors take delight
red sky in the morning, sailors take warning
sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back

we were going with the wind in our hair
and we didn't want to look back 'cause if we did We would not care

and if we all were to die now
well it wouldn't be that bad
'cause the boy in the waves said he'd give us everything, everything he had
to go on and trace that scar, like we did ten years before

[Chorus]

sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back
sail on, take it back, sail on, take it back, sail on, take it backback to top
Past the Falls
the wind blew and her hair stood still
he sits beneath her window sill...
she awaits the magic in his hands
he walks her out into the night
and takes her in a different light
her eyes divert to the water beneat his feet

oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet

boy wakes up and runs outside
to find that all his fears have died
and all the shells are laying on the sand
she kicks a rock along that road
and stood still while the story was told

do you believe in me he said, can you believe in me...
oh, you believe in me
oh, you believe in me

the wind blew and her hair stood still
he sits beneat her window sill...
she awaits the magic in his hands
he walks her out into the night
and takes her in a different light
her eyes divert to the water beneat his feet

oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, you believe in me
oh, you believe in meback to top
Water Stop
when you dove, drunk with sleep in your eyes
you stole what was left of the sky,
I remember how you freed your hair,
hung your head in a forgotten stare
and I thought... and I thought

when will the water stop, will it pour all day?
when will the water stop?
I know that you can't say.

turning to fall out of our lives,
spinning pictures: blue screams and red kisses,
you sank into yourself and I got lost somewhere in between

when will the water stop, will it pour all day?
when will the water stop?
I know that you can't say.

she is washed up on his shore,
there's no time to get into his life,
she is washed up on his shore,
there's no time to get into his life.back to top
Hey...Hey...
Well I'm moving kind of slow
Down that same old path
Wasting time inside this hour glass
She's coming up ahead now
And I feel, yes I feel
My head turning like a race car wheel
Maybe I'll try to say hi another time
I've gotta find a way to get inside your mind
I'll talk smoothe and walk one step closer
Be real cool, dang real cool

say what you want, say what you mean
question yoursel, are you really what you seem?
say what you want, say what you mean
question yoursel, are you really what you dream?

now here I come one more time
but she slides on by
not even a second look
she took the bait right off that hook
I've got my blinders on tight
I pull my cap a little lower
I can't hide away

you might think that this is easy for me
but there's a lot of things you don't know
you don't care, you don't want to see
long while since I've got myself across
but maybe there's a reason for that
even if I caught you I'd throw you back.

[Chorus]

hey... hey...

I really don't wan to fall back
because you don't seem like you care
and if I would fall back
you don't seem like you care
and if I would fall back
you don't seem like you care

fall down your back, fall down your back
fall down your back, fall down your back

I will not, I will not hold, hold you back
you don't seem like you care

Fall back... you don't
Fall back... you don't
Fall back... you don'tback to top
Flying Horses
the river of doubt gave birth to a beautiful stone
and in my hands I held it and I knew I was on my own
so I picked it up and held it to the sky
and in my reflection. I knew I was all alone
then I saw this girl with the most beautiful hair
she had it wrapped around her for clothes she did not wear
I asked her for a lock and she complied, after leaving
gorgeous footsteps in the sand as if she didn't care
she was the prettiest girl I ever saw
the stone lay still without a flaw
the feelings I had defied the law
as I came to, I went to
and I took a look, a look down the road
to see a badger and a one eyed toad
they didn't say a word, they just looked at me
with that wise old look of the old
then I went to down to town
to my favorite merry-go-round
to the place where magic horses fly
and you seldom see a frown

[Chorus]
but then I stole a ring from the flying horses
and I can't begin to explain how
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and it's all rusty now
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and I can't begin to explain how
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and it's all rusty now

You see 'cause that stone fell through my pocket
and that lock of hair flew away with the wind
If you chance to meet upon either
well you know where they've been
but don't pick them up or try to find me
they're much happier to be on their own
beauty like that knows no home
and then if you take a look, a look down the road
you'll see a badger and a one eyed toad
they won't say a word they'll just look at you
with that wise look of the old

[Chorus]back to top
Questioned Apocalypse
I went down to the drug store to check my head against
the bright light but she caught me from behind
and though I did not know and though I did not care
I could not tell that I was blind to think my world a bubble
and to think that my brother's was too
and that she had come
to shatter all that I knew
so I straightened up my back and I cry
do what you must do

[CHORUS]
take me now before I change my mind
take me now before I lose my mind
so I headed to the deep, deep forest
to catch my earnings
but my earnings were all up

my brother looks up at the sky and says
why have you poisoned my brother's cup
and I say don't you worry boy
cause the woman who came for me
will surely show you your bliss
for she holds the answers to all your fears she
questions the apocalypse

[CHORUS]back to top
Mayday
[man:]
I saw you yesterday
your eyes were the color
of some kind of grey.
I hear what you're saying
please, don't let me go
I've got all the people
down below.
they rush to talk; they rush to say
man overboard...
may day...may day... may day...
troubles are brought back by you
funny how we, we go down
we go anywhere, but to the ground

[woman:]
so I hear that you're doing fine
you've flown all those planes
that have been on your mind.
I can't understand
I don't need to know
I'll speek to you through this radio.
they rush to talk; they rush to say
man overboard...
may day...may day... may day...
troubles are brought back by you
funny how we, we go down
we go anywhere, but to the ground
they rush to talk; they rush to say
there's a man and he's overboard.back to top
Born Normal
born a normal child, but the dream it didn't last long
would you hold him down, my god why does he hang on
someone do somethign, don't turn in disgust
look him in the eyes
can he hear us- can he hear us
calling back to my friend
won't you write me again, won't you say this is the end
eight years gone by
wanted to scream but he could not cry
suffer he so gallantly
he says, you have no idea what it's like to be me
I'm not saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
I'm not saying that I do
I just wish that something was different
someone was different
so hide your indifference away
what punishment is this
what did he do lord to recieve all this
and was it a narrow miss
clench your muscles hard my son
do what you must do
look him in the eyes
can he hear us
can he hear us
calling back to my friend
won't you write me again, won't you say this is the end

[CHORUS]

away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the world
away yes I hear you I have all ideas in the worldback to top
Bridges (Strength in Numbers)
the furrowed bed of sand worries again
as it had before the waves left the land.
for the falling tide leaves a child weeping alone,
he's letting go of the anchor and all the lines...
waiting for the fingers of the grey wave
or his mother's hand to roll over him
with endless water... 10,000 bridges
show me father.
now I'm older, now much older
and this wave can take me out to sea.
I feel the pull beneath my feet.
But I can see her, she is calling me
I can feel her there...I can feel her there.
waiting for the fingers of the grey wave
or his mother's hand (mother's hand) to roll over him
with endless water... 10,000 bridges
show me father
waiting for the fingers of the grey wave
or his mother's hands (mother's hands)
to roll over him with endless water...10,000 bridges
show me a father (2x)back to top
Walk With You
and I will walk with you
using the stars as guides
on a homeward path we go
knowing our time is nigh
I, I will walk... to be with you
so put your hand in mine
and lay your head to rest
we'll light the candles now
they won't be lit for long
we'll know our day was blessed

[CHORUS]

and I will walk with you
using the stars as guides
on a homeward path we go
knowing our time is nigh
I, I will walk to be with you
all that I've done, and all I say
to be with you...back to top
Elias (Live in Studio)
kasiwa i
makasimba ere
ndakasimba kana makasimba ow
ndakasimba
you raise your head, you beat the sun
but your boys they lie so close to you
do you dare get up and wake the two
oh elias, I see you there at work in the day time
do you think you could answer all the questions in the world
in just one word- I think you could

[CHORUS:]
'cause if you die will I get word that your gone
or will I hear it in passing conversation
or will I stop short and fall to the ground
distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found

hold my hand just one more time
to see if you're really going to meet me
hold my hand just one more time
to see if you're really going to meet me
honest and manuel, well they're at school now
given the chance that their father's never seen
to see what's beyond section 17
and in ten years when you look back at your boys
well you know they've grown way taller than the tallest
sugar cane in the field

[CHORUS]

I see your wife she stands stooped over by the fire outside
and I see your boys and when they look up
you know I think they got their mother's eyes
'cause she looks so proud she looks so happy
she looks so proud she looks so happy

[CHORUS]back to top
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