Bat For Lashes Close Encounters

Some say my lover is a pale green light

He hovers high where the moon shines bright

I feel him come to me in the dead of night

And I go to the other side

And when he lovingly takes my hand

Pulls me close to a windswept land

I can’t make anybody else understand

How I go to the other side

You know that I’ll love you till the stars don’t shine

You know that you’ll always fill this heart of mine

And I could never forget with time

All our close encounters

All our close encounters

And on the other side, he’s all around

He is a starry beam that lays me down

And we become a dream of time and sound

When I go to the other side

You know that I’ll love you till the stars don’t shine

You know that you’ll always fill this heart of mine

And I could never forget with time

All our close encounters

All our close encounters

All our close encounters

Bat For Lashes Two Planets

Show me moonlight on the sunrise

I’ve seen so many planets dancing

I’ve seen too many people hiding

Show me sunset and I won’t forget

That I am one of two planets dancing

I am part of two planets dancing

Shallow man!

Sign your name

On my sun!

The son of Solomon

Died in the battleground

The son of Solomon

Died in love’s battleground

I am full

Shattered by this sailing time

For all your suffering by night

Oh warm, but under bright

And life is so much dark and light

When day cannot exist without a night

And you are not separate from me

I am a heart that’s full of life

And to be shared

On this night

Feel my hands

Feel my life

For the Sun

And the stars

Are my Mother

And my sister

I know where the form is changing

I know that the stars will follow me..

Bat For Lashes Sleep Alone

You know my darling, I can’t stand to sleep alone

No sweetheart in the dark to call my own

You’re my own, you’re my own, I can sing it, I can groan

But the darkness is a stranger and I’m lonely, lonely, lonely, low

Last night’s parties and last nights horrorshow

Smiling and whirling and kissing all I know

Give my soul, give my soul, sing it free across the sea

A lonely spell to conjure you, but conjure hell is all I do

Lonely, lonely, lonely, ’cause my mama told me

The dream of love is a two hearted dream

Lonely, lonely, lonely, ’cause my mama told me

The dream of love is a two hearted dream

They say for every high high there must be a low, low, low, low, low

From every sun ascending a lonesome moon will grow, grow, grow, grow

Drive my heart, drive my heart, into the fire of a burning heart’s desire

A lonely spell so you be seen, do you hear me coming in my blue dream?

Lonely, lonely, lonely, ’cause my mama told me

The dream of love is a two hearted dream

Lonely, lonely, lonely,

The dream of love is a two hearted dream

Bat For Lashes Deep Sea Diver

You came running out of the dark

With the tears in your eyes

This time I’m not afraid

‘Cause my heart’s ablaze

Baby, throw your head back

Let your hair down

Oooooooh

Baby, let your hair down

It’s time to get enchanted

You’re a deep sea diver

Tides are turning in your favour

You came running out of the dark

With the tears in your eyes

And the mouth on the moon swore a new

Religion being born

Baby, let your head fall back

Love like you never

Tasted such a good thing on your tongue

Baby, let your scream come

Baby, let your scream come

Said you’d been taken over

By a deeper and unknown

You’d been changed

What’s grown up around you

Is a different skin

You thought I wouldn’t know your face

Baby, if you can’t see out

Know that I can hear you shout

And darling if you can’t see out

You know that I can hear you shout

Hooooohh

Bat For Lashes Good Love

In the night time we are found

Misty sorrow swoop unbound

Whisper you mean it, say you’ll stay

Hold my heart till brighter days

Now I am searching how to get alone

This queen of heart’s dancing on her throne

But I need sorrow, baby, life’s sorrow is the drug

So will I ever find that place they call good love?

Good love

Passed it last night in a dream

Good love

And my heart caught fire

I drove past true love once, in a dream

Like a house that caught fire, it burned and flamed

Then the magician disappeared as quickly as he came

And with a sound like white magic caught in a black car’s blazing trail

The house set fire to my heart

Like an inferno we shone rays

I swallowed the sun in your form

I woke up and you were crying

I woke up and you were saying

Good love

Passed it last night in a dream

Good love

Cause my heart caught fire

Good love

Passed it last night in a dream

Good love

Cause my heart caught fire

Bat For Lashes Oh Yeah

I am whole

Hot is the night

The grass is so tall

And slow

The air is wet

And I feel alive

Let the perfume drip

Let it rise!

I am whole

And I walk the night

Luscious and lost

So alone

Touch the rocks

And lick the light

Let the hot winds howl

So slow

Here I am

Looking for a lover to climb inside

Waiting like a flower to open wide

I’m in bloom!

I lie low

I’m ready to try

The tapestries turn

And grow

Creepers crawl

And kiss my thighs

And the headiness howls

Rise and rise!

Here I am

Looking for a lover to climb inside

Waiting like a flower to open wide

I’m in bloom!

Here I lie

Lying like a flower with no more time

Waiting for another to come inside

I’m in bloom!

Oh yeah! Oh Yeah!

Bat For Lashes Prescilla

There’s a girl that wants to start

Been thinking about having a couple of kids

Comb a brush around their heads in the morning

To be needed, simply and be needing

Her name is Karen

Been on the road for so long

She wants to live in a place that has a number in a name

Find lovers and anchor before the courage is gone

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, I tell you

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, I tell you

To live life outside of the world

To break the cross that bears her name

She’s not your queen anymore, queen of the highway

Needs something better than learning away

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, I tell you

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, Prescilla

She really loves him, I tell you

Gone away

Queen of the Highway

Gone away

Hide away

Queen of the Highway

Gone away

Bat For Lashes Peace Of Mind

Look at this and look at us

We wonder, oh we’re wondering

Unalike, to say we’re lost

Try my best with needing us

Build a ladder to the sky

Sit up there and say oh my

Does looking down make a me a queen

All the sorrow that I see

If I ever get back down

Find a map that takes me back

Through the wounded, through the wars

To a time that came before

To hover bored into the sun

Come back when my time is done

A mother for this childless world

An arrow of light for every boy and girl

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Bat For Lashes Seal Jubilee

The seals, they cried in jubilee

The sharks, they howled along with me

And birds, they flew into the wind

The whale, he roamed the lonely sea

And I dived into you

I dived into you

On this ocean hue

‘Cause I dived into you

The lighthouse dog lifted his brow

The crippled trees bent low to growl

And swans, they wrestled with lifetime’s grasp

In hopefullness they nestled the past

Teachers and travellers made their mark

They dined and feasted on whale and shark

And so the ocean lost its depths

And boredom rained as the ocean wept

Birds they raised their young for dead

And ladies used feathery pillows for bed

And black snow came and black snow stayed

And froze the ocean out of love

Out of love

I lay quiet, next to you

Transformed a whole

Transformed anew

No longer diving into

But lying quiet next

To you

Bat For Lashes Wilderness

I took my lanes to the sea

we had just pressed the shells into our bones

and we saw the queen in the sky

gently revealing the treasures of her crowns

took off all of our Armour

every last single drop of gold

and we banished the land

lifted our bodies right up into the cold

Wilderness

in the darkest night

I call out to my brothers

come join me in flight

and the tears they did roll

from the salty sea, the rainy sky

and the wide eye, the wide eyes

my heart it did swell

as the grandest of stars burst out names in the skies

I can see but a thousand

of families and friends I have thought but long gone

and the thunder claps hands as I embrace them

and we held on to every single last word

Wilderness

in the darkest night

I call out to my brothers

come join me in flight