Bat For Lashes The Big Sleep

How can it be the last show?

(How can it be?)

How can it be the last show?

(How can it be?)

No more spotlights coming down from heaven

It’s a goodbye, it’s curtains down time

Not even out of my dress

And already my voice is fading

Goodbye my dear

(Goodbye)

And in to the big sleep

Bat For Lashes Travelling Woman

Hang on travelling woman

Dont sacrifice your plan

‘Cause it will come back to you

Before you lose it on the man

Never fall in love with potential

‘Cause you can’t see with your own eyes

All the pretty faces and sorry words

Can take away your pride

Got to listen to the vision

Some may say a dream, words from the unseen

Or it can make you tired, tell you lies and make you fall

Make you tired, tell you lies, make you fall

Make you tired, tell you lies, make you fall

Hang on travelling woman

Don’t sacrifice your plan

‘Cause it will come back to you

Before you lose it on the man

Got to listen to the vision

Got to listen to the vision

Play in the ashes of what you once were

Bat For Lashes The Wizard

Doing the mess around

Push me down into the ground

Taste the hands that drink my body

Fight me in the dark

Wrestle your bones over mine

Into our moonless march come the wizard

Come, the wizard comes

The wizard comes

The wizard comes

The wizard comes

Wants to feel you shake and shooting

He will be our leader

Wants to feel you shake and shooting

He will be our leader

Trembling midnight lands

I travel with the wizard

Drink his blood and he’s our leader

Breath songs in my head

Slow arrow flies & burning

And the trouble we possess

While the sunshine goes on sleeping

The sunshine

Wants to feel you shake and shooting

He will be our leader

Wants to feel you shake and shooting

He will be our leader…

Bat For Lashes Bat’s Mouth

The caves of our mouths are forests,

Darkness and the air,

In between is over-

Flowing and the rushing

Wolverine flies past,

his shiny shiny teeth,

She is kind, he is free

Full of knowing

She is sure [x2]

The caves of our mouths are bears’

Bellies and the air,

In between this spewing,

Comets and the dancing,

Centaur queen flies past,

her tiny tiny teeth

He is kind, she is free

Wants to show him

She is sure [x3]

Find him in the bat’s mouth

He is singing in her bat’s mouth

He is shaking and dancing in a bat mouth

He is getting tired and sleeping in a bat mouth

And she’s holding him tight in a bat arms

She is wrapping him up in a bat arms

And she’s thanking her mother Sea

“Thank you mother Sea

For letting him see

The sea in me”

She is sure [x8]

Bat For Lashes A Wall

From inside his mouth I licked the blood

but he is roaring and biting I wash off the mud

Because the tempest is out to wrestle the wild

stop charging my darling, come closer be quiet

Cause when you see a wall, I see a door

Set up with no map, and turn off your torch

when you see a wall, I see a door

You’ll get soon, you’ll be home

You’ll be home

From inside his mouth I lick the scars

the woodland believes, marking a path

and if you just rest your head stop repeating the charge

You’ll know that this time and turn off the locks

Cause when you see a wall, I see a door

Set up with no map, and turn off your torch [?]

when you see a wall, I see a door

You’ll get soon, you’ll be home

You’ll be home

You’ll get soon, you’ll be home

You’ll be home

Just sit still. Does it hurt?

does it hurt?

Just sit still. Does it hurt?

does it hurt?

Just sit still. Does it hurt?

does it hurt?

When you see a wall, I see a door

You’ll get soon, you’ll be home

You’ll be home

You’ll get soon, you’ll be home

You’ll be home

Bat For Lashes A Forest

Come closer and see

See into the trees

Find the girl

While you can

Come closer and see

See into the dark

Just follow your eyes

Just follow your eyes

I hear her voice

Calling my name

The sound is deep

In the dark

I hear her voice

And start to run

Into the trees

Into the trees

Into the trees

Suddenly I stop

But I know it’s too late

I’m lost in a forest

All alone

The girl was never there

It’s always the same

I’m running towards nothing

Again and again and again

Bat For Lashes Siren Song

Are you my family?

Can I stay with you a while?

Can I stop off in your bed tonight?

I could make you smile.

In the morning I’ll make you breakfast

In the evening I’ll warm the bed.

And I’ll always be happy to kiss you

Promise I’ll never get sad.

‘Til the siren come calling, calling

It’s driving me evil, evil.

Momma was a heartbreaker

Loved you the same way I do.

But I’ve got so much wickedness and sin.

My name is Pearl

And I love you the best way I know how

My blonde curls slice through your heart.

And the siren come calling

In the arm

Until your lip.

Help you dress yourself up fancy

And bathe you when you get sore

I’ll be good

I think I could be all you would want and more and more.

Be proud when you dazzle the wondrous

Glitter your eyes for the town

Tell every last boy that you’re my man

I’ll try not to let you down.

‘Til the siren come calling, calling

It’s driving me evil, evil.

Momma was a heartbreaker

Loved you the same way I do.

But I’ve got so much wickedness and sin.

My name is Pearl

And I love you the best way I know how

My blonde curls slice through your heart.

And the stars are exploding in your eyes

It won’t be long until you’re running

No, it won’t be long ’til you’re running

It won’t be long until you’re running

It won’t be long until you’re running

Cause I’m evil, evil…

Bat For Lashes Widow’s Peak

Come under with me

Through young girls’ dreams

Don’t wake me up too soon

There’s a halo on the moon

You hunger, I’ll thirst

Pink stars do burst

God of lightning, goddess of fern

A map to memorize, a lullaby to learn

Come on darling, take me there

Where red clouds blew and fill the air

Where my purple hear beats to your jet black snout

Up on poiny point if your dare

You’re my blood, you’re my wine

You’re my mountain to climb

Say you’re mine, you’re mine, you’re mine

Bride in the fog, and no way out

Can’t see my own hands, can’t hear a sound

Where angels conspire and heroes do drown

I am lost in the mire upside down

Is that my soul on fire whirling by?

Take a walk, man of god I just want to die

I tell you my friend

The widow is on my trail

You’ll hear her, you will know her

The chill on the skin, the song on the wind

To wonder, to roam, to never know how

To lie under a sky of blood reds and pale blue

To trail ten thousand miles in a dead man’s shoes

There’s a demon loose, a demon loose

I can’t get home, I can’t get home

For the road is a snake of mist

And the shadow of a rebel’s fist

His jacket on my back, his bones on the shore

But the secret of dreams is to dream up a door

A portrait of him, a picture of her

A keyhole in a Douglas fir

Now

Now

Ah

Bat For Lashes Sarah

Adopting Sarah’s heart

Was never gonna be easy

With an angel tattoo sinking beneath her belt

Sarah

And the dirty blonde sea-water

Sea-water gushing down

Chewing fingernails in her shit-eating grin

Sarah

They cut out her heart when

She was a little girl

And in the fishing boat she thought

She saw the shadow of God

Sarah

He didn’t smile at her and she decided

He never came at all

And when she died, she was going nowhere

Nowhere, nowhere

Sarah, I want to be like you

Sarah

You know sometimes I want to live like you

Sarah

So I know how it feels not to feel

Adopting Sarah’s heart

Was never gonna be easy

Changing from black to blonde to black to blonde

Sarah

But on the dirty tarmac of

The tarmac of a melting motorway

She gave me her clothes and told me to take her place, her place

Sarah, I want to be like you

Sarah

You know sometimes I want to live like you

Sarah

So I know how it feels not to feel

Sarah, I want to be like you

Sarah

You know sometimes I want to live like you

Sarah

So I know how it feels not to feel

Bat For Lashes Daniel

Daniel, when I first saw you

I knew that you had a flame in your heart

And under wild blue skies

Marble movie skies

I found a home in your eyes

We’ll never be apart

And when the fires came

The smell of cinders and rain

Perfumed almost everything

We laughed and laughed and laughed

And in the golden blue

Crying took me to

The darkest place you knew

And set fire to my heart

When I run in the dark, Daniel

To a place that’s vast, Daniel

Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel

I dream of home

But in a goodbye bed

With my arms around your neck

Into our mouths the tears crept

Just kids in the eye of the storm

And as my house spun round

My dreams pulled me from the ground

Forever to search for the flame

For home again

For home again

When I run in the dark, Daniel

Into a place that’s vast, Daniel

Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel

I dream of home

When I run in the dark, Daniel

Into a place that’s vast, Daniel

Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel

I dream of home