Beginnings & Endings

by Brightly

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1.
It was dark In the car park I heard a lark ascending And you laughed And in my bones I guess I've always known There was a spark exploding In the dry bark You said "Honey, you look sick! Don't you know that this is everything? We are everything!" And all my clothes Well baby they were thrown Into the sea God I felt it when you left me It hit me hard In the car park Cause I was always looking For a spark You said "Honey we can't lose When we make the rules!" But we never won Did we? And I'm going to make it anyway And I'm going to fake it baby I feel it now I feel it now I feel it now I feel it now
2.
04:01
I met a fox On a road that I crossed In a park that I'd seen In a pitch black dream She asked my name Cause we seemed the same We both liked the sea And old movies So we got along Though we hummed different songs She wrote on my arm Little messages Like "Hello, goodbye" And "See that blue sky" And I was amazed At her dexterity Oh, fox Oh, fox And she could be rude And silly and crude She put sticks in the spokes Of my bicycle And when I hit the ground With a deafening sound She rolled around Laughing uncontrollably And when night would fall We'd have cookouts and talk About if everyone hears And can see the sounds Of time and of space Oh gravity, oh haste And the world spinning round The world spins round Oh, fox Oh, fox Oh, fox Oh, fox
3.
03:37
My big ideas My swollen heart You gave it all I fell apart So all that we did I wrote it down Without a word And without a sound Sarah told me Tonight I'll fall in love With one of you Sarah told me There's nothing more to do But sing the blues I'm down in the water I'm down in the water All the lines in the sand They're carved in my bones I drew them myself So you'd never know And I guess this is love This bomb that we hold As it explodes Unfurls and unfolds Sarah told me Tonight I'll fall in love With one of you Sarah told me There's nothing more to do But sing the blues Sarah told me Tonight I'll fall in love In a bar down the road And she dreams of me God I dreamed we'll be In love
4.
04:23
You sold me out So I still have doubts You broke me down So I still have doubts My mother she told me the water was warm My father he told me to sin is to come undone I lied again, I lied again You said the truth did not need proof So I still have doubts And baby I'm sorry still I will be til we don't have doubts My mother she told me the water was warm My father he told me to sin is to come undone I lied again, I lied again
5.
02:59
I never took To your good looks You shook and shook And shook and shook So I wrote it down On this sad town Your bones were bad Your bones were bad And you twist the knife Like that's alright And I tried and tried And I tried and tried You tell me now That I was neither here nor there Like I could care Like I care Like I care You broke my heart I have no doubt you did You ripped it out Out out out out out No doubt you did No doubt you did
6.
01:26
7.
My heart is tired I'm pretty sure And I'm getting older I miss you more and more and more I'm dreaming less now And I'm sleeping in You're looking better And you're everything So pick me a book now And I'll learn the words Tell me I'm silly That I'm being absurd Being absurd Baby I miss you So I call you every day And when you answer, I
8.
05:02
I sit here in my poorly furnished room And I play with my Tokyo block set And though I know That I should know more than I do In my poorly furnished room, I dream of you In supermarkets where I spend my evenings I cannot tell the difference between aisles And though I know That I should know more than I do In supermarkets, I dream of you I dream of you, I dream And where was I when everyone was working out the rules? Now days they are just rushing by So why be blue? So why? Maybe I should just go out and try something that really, really scares me Maybe I should just admit that I will never be that good at contact sports And oh my god, oh my god, oh These things they pull the seams And even now I still can't use A washing machine So why?
9.
02:28
So maybe that's the bitter pill The one we take and take until Our bitter bracken bones just start to break And maybe that's what we deserve To eat it all for just desserts Well then serve my head up on the bloody plate Maybe I was never there Or I never really seemed to care Well maybe, baby, it is just too late And maybe I am not the one And he is out there with someone With a bigger, better, brighter, braver face Well I could've told you that right from the start I could've told you that right from the start
10.
04:17
11.
04:42
I like tea It's good for me Warms my bones so pleasantly Though better days the world has seen And I like tea I like tea When I'm feeling down And my thoughts are causing me to frown In that sea of worry you don't have to drown And I like tea Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay soon I will chase all your bad dreams away soon If it feels like your heart is going to break soon Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay I like tea On a rainy day Cause there is one thing I've learned, babe Everybody has felt like shit And I like tea Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay soon I will chase all your bad dreams away soon And if you feel like your heart is going to break soon Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay

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released April 1, 2013

Recorded at Ony's house, Charlie's apartment and Jack The Bear's.
Additional vocals on Fox courtesy of Renee Cassar from Private Life.
Additional vocals on Preflight Nerves and I Like Tea courtesy of Simon Lam.
Saxophone on Doubt courtesy of Marcus De Fazio.
Hood by Perfume Genius, who is incredible.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Andrei "Ony" Eremin at Jack The Bear's.

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Brightly is folk/electronica that Charlie Gleason wrote, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. He likely has a crush on you.

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