Calexico Clothes Of Sand

Who has dressed you in strange clothes of sand

Who has taken you far from my land

Who has said that my sayings were wrong

And who will say that I stayed much too long?

Clothes of sand have covered your face

Given you meaning but taken my place

So make your way on down to the sea

Something has taken you so far from me

Does it now seem worth all the colour of skies

To see the earth through painted eyes

To look through panes of shaded glass

See the stains of winter’s grass

Can you now return to from where you came

Try to burn your changing name

Or with silver spoons and coloured light

Will you worship moons in winter’s night

Clothes of sand have covered your face

Given you meaning but taken my place

So make your way on down to the sea

Something has taken you so far from me

Calexico Si Tu Disais

If you said let’s go

If you said I’m sick of this place

I would listen to you

I wouldn’t hesitate

And whether it’s for a town

A godforsaken place

It wouldn’t bother me

I’d be ready as if

I was waiting

If you said up to now

We’ve gotten by with the blues

I would agree

I would answer that it’s true

Every wall, every crack

I am sick and tired of this place

If you said only this

I’d be ready as if

I was waiting

If you said let’s go

If you said it was time

I would listen to you

I’ve been ready for a while

But you never say

You never decide

Never think of what we could do

I don’t know why you’re still here

Si tu disais on y va

si tu disais j’en tellement

marre d’être ici

je t’écouterais crois moi

je n’hésiterais pas

et que ce soit pour une ville

ou pour un bled, un bout de terre

paumé, crois moi

ça n’me défriserait pas

je serais prête comme si j’attendais

si tu disais jusque là

on s’est contenté de rien et ça va un peu

je t’approuverais, crois moi

je répondrais “c’est vrai”

chaque pan de murs, chaque fissure

je connais trop le dessin de cet endroit là

oh si tu disais ça

je serais prête comme si j’attendais

si tu disais on y va

si tu disais que pour nous c’est le bon moment

je t’écouterais crois moi

je suis prête depuis longtemps

mais tu n’dis rien de tout ça

tu n’décides rien et je n’sais pas

si tu as idée

de ce qu’on pourrait faire

je me demande pourquoi tu es là

Calexico Burn That Broken Bed

How do you bust the clouds?

Grass on your back been hanging in the air

I wanna scope you out

I wanna touch your mouth when you’re up there

When are you coming back?

Bird on a branch will come back home to sing

When are you coming back?

Bringing it back and singing what you bring

How do you bust the clouds?

Head on the ground and feeling what you’ve seen

I wanna scope you out

I wanna be your eyes and show you me

When are you coming back?

When are you gonna burn that broken bed?

When are you coming back?

I wanna see you drifting overhead

Calexico World Undone

Crying for three days

Now your eyes are red and tired

You can’t sleep for three days

Now you’re waiting for tenderness to come

You’re waiting for tenderness to come

Now you’re waiting for tenderness to come

With a red bird on the branch

And a cactus wren in the thorns

Red bird on the branch

Now your world’s coming undone

You’re waiting for tenderness to come

Can’t trust in this anymore

Still waiting on the fence

So many times before

What keeps you here anymore

When things fall apart

Now your world’s coming undone

Now your world’s coming undone

Now you’re waiting for tenderness to come

Calexico Drenched

Riding through nostalgia, shaking memories by the mile

the city lights are closing in on him

the distance grows shorter for a while

He wonders what dreams fill her heart

and wonders if what they had could ever be sparked

“The roads never lead where they’re supposed to go,”

that’s what he tells himself before he lets it go.

Out on the cold grey plain, sunken on the side of the road

the words bleed off the page, the letter becomes well-soaked

“No more turning backwards,” he says, as he drives off in the rain

ventures on up through the Colorades and settles under the rock

and pines, and stakes claim

Still he wonders what what dreams fill her heart

and wonders if what they had could ever be sparked

the roads never lead where they’re supposed to go

They just twist ’round and ’round the flame

the eyes closing, the heart retains

a bit of a spark before it fades away

that’s where he gets lost and drifts off alone

and what he tells himself…”Better let it go.”

Calexico Not Even Stevie Nicks…

With a head like a vulture

and heart full of hornets

he drives off the cliff

and into the blue

not even the priestess

with her wrenches and

secret powers

could save (steer) him

from danger for a little while

not even she could save him

Calexico Love Will Tear Us Apart

When routine bites hard and ambitions are low

And resentment rides high but emotions won’t grow

And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads

Then love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

Why is the bedroom so cold? You’ve turned away on your side

Is my timing that flawed? Our respect runs so dry

Yet there’s still this appeal that we’ve kept through our lives

But love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

You cry out in your sleep, all my failings exposed

And there’s a taste in my mouth as desperation takes hold

Just that something so good just can’t function no more

But love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again