Chvrches High Enough To Carry You Over

No more barricades, slowly diffusing

I’ll be leaving now, nobody’s losing

If you could play a part, stay in resistance

Every fault would fade into the distance

Run if you like

All the mistakes you left behind

Hold me down

You can’t deny and I can’t deny

Open your eyes

I’ll look away and you come around

To build your words

High enough to carry you over

And I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

Then I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

No more clarity, only confusion

Every focused thought, just an illusion

If I could see you now, if you would listen

Every fault would fade into the distance

Run if you like

All the mistakes you left behind

Hold me down

You can’t deny and I can’t deny

Open your eyes

I’ll look away and you come around

To build your words

High enough to carry you over

And I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

Then I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

And you are

If I only hadn’t given you up

If you only hadn’t given me up

And you are

If I only hadn’t given you up

Losin’ my breath and leaving’ the rest

Run if you like

All the mistakes you left behind

Hold me down

You can’t deny and I can’t deny

Open your eyes

I’ll look away and you come around

To build your words

High enough to carry you over

And I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

Then I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

Then I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up, me up)

Then I never would’ve given you up

(Never would’ve given you up, you up)

If you only hadn’t given me up

(Only hadn’t given me up)

Chvrches By The Throat

Bad blood and no holds barred

A warning shot, a sacrifice that we made

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

Waste of time or waste of fear?

Do it again, again until you unfocus them away

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

[Chorus:]

All that’s golden is never real

And I won’t play fair with you this time

All that’s golden is never sold

And I’ll be thankful when you let go

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

With teeth we’ve come this far

I’ll take this thing by the throat and walk away

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

Remember me as I will you

Honesty will wreck this point that we made

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

[Chorus]

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

Taking over parts of mine

That I will pay for every time

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x2]

If I could catch you and cut your ties

I would leave you, every time

[Chorus]

You know, you know, you know, you know that you go too far [x4]

Chvrches Strong Hand

Why don’t you tell me what do you need?

There is a blank page for you

Give me the bones of what you believe

Maybe they’ll save you from me

Will I be the strong hand keeping you safe

Or will I break you in half?

And you will never be under my thumb

But you are not your own man

See the way we all run

When we know it all off by heart

Played dead, wait it all out

Will we win or lose it, this time?

When the pressure’s building for a great white hope

Do you give up the things that you love?

And the pressure’s building ’til it takes you whole

Can you go back on your own word?

All of your brothers, they never died

For what you kill, for slowly

How it will grind you into the ground

If you should try to hold me

See the way we all run

When we know it all off by heart

Played dead, wait it all out

Will we win or lose it, this time?

When the pressure’s building for a great white hope

Do you give up the things that you love?

And the pressure’s building ’til it takes you whole

Can you go back on your own word?

When the pressure’s building for a great white hope

Do you give up the things that you love?

And the pressure’s building ’til it takes you whole

Can you go back on your own word?

Chvrches Afterglow

All of the black and white

All of the contours

Are laid out before me now

To leave a trace

With all of the light and shape

We take up our own space

I’ll find my own way back

Back to the past tense

A lifeline to highs and lows

To seeing the bright side

And I should know

We wait for the afterglow

To cover the blind side

And I should know

All of the empty thoughts

All of the outlines

Are laid out before us now

To leave a trace

All of your words and mine

They keep returning

I’ll find my own way back

Back to the silence

A lifeline to highs and lows

To seeing the bright side

And I should know

We wait for the afterglow

To cover the blind side

And I should know

I’ve given up all I can

I’ve given up all I can

I’ve given up all I can

I’ve given up all I can

Chvrches Call It Off

I won’t regret saying this

This thing that I’m saying

Is it better than keeping my mouth shut?

That goes without saying

Call, break it off

Call, break my own heart

Maybe I would have been something you’d be good at

Maybe you would have been something I’d be good at

But now we’ll never know

I won’t be sad

But in case, I’ll go there everyday

To make myself feel bad

There’s a chance I’ll start to wonder

If this was the thing to do

I won’t be out long

But I still think it’s better if

You take your time coming over here

I think that’s for the best

Call, break it off

Call, break my own heart

Maybe I would have been something you’d be good at

Maybe you would have been something I’d be good at

But now we’ll never know

I won’t be sad

But in case, I’ll go there everyday

To make myself feel bad

There’s a chance I’ll start to wonder

If this was the thing to do

I’ll start to wonder

If this was the thing to do

I’ll start to wonder

If this was the thing to do

Chvrches Dead Air

I will never believe what they say

There is no strength in enduring

They never speak for themselves

We are disappearing

You will be all that I seek

In a twisted lie

I would live inside you

Words will be all that I keep

In an open space

They would live inside you

We hold on to an idea and we’ll fight what we can`t see.

We just hold on to an idea we’ll keep going till we can heal.

We’ll keep going til we can’t hear

Dead air

We are, we are

We are all just dead air

This is a call to your arms

To take on mind over matter

Replacing fist over fist

We are disappearing

You will be all that I seek

In a twisted lie

I would live inside you

Words will be all that I keep

In an open space

They would live inside you

We hold on to an idea and we’ll fight what we can`t see.

We just hold on to an idea we’ll keep going till we can heal.

We’ll keep going til we can’t hear

Dead air

We are, we are

We are all just dead air

Chvrches Keep You On My Side

Everyone sees, but only I know

Nothing to lose, nothing to save to make a whole

What if I should make a loss?

Hold up both my hands, my fingers crossed

I don’t sleep well, laying low

Never keepin’ up, never lettin’ go

What if I should look away?

Every human touch will be repayed

Without restraint

Within our veins

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the sun up off our bones

I never asked to know, never planned

Till it was swept out of my hand

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the dying light exposed

I never asked to know, never lied

So I could keep you on my side

We feel the same

Without restraint

We feel the same

Within our veins

Everyone comes, but only I stay

Nowhere to look, nowhere to turn to fall away

What if I should call it off?

Hold up my demands with my heart uncrossed

I don’t sleep well, laying low

Never keepin’ up, never lettin’ go

What if I should let it fade

Every human touch will be repayed

Without restraint

Within our veins

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the sun up off our bones

I never asked to know, never planned

Till it was swept out of my hand

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the dying light exposed

I never asked to know, never lied

So I could keep you on my side

We feel the same

Without restraint

We feel the same

Within our veins

We feel the same

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

Without restraint

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

We feel the same

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

Within our veins

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the sun up off our bones

I never asked to know, never planned

Till it was swept out of my hand

We bide our time, stay afloat

Keepin’ the dying light exposed

I never asked to know, never lied

So I could keep you on my side

We feel the same

Without restraint

We feel the same

Within our veins

We feel the same

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

Without restraint

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

We feel the same

(Payin’ back all our chances, payin’ back what we take)

Within our veins

(Payin’ back all our chances, chances, chances, chances)

(Chances, chances, chances, chances, chances, chances, chances)

Chvrches Playing Dead

No more excuses and no more playing dead

There are no silver linings in anything you said

If you keep on denying and I could stay away

We could hold up our hands, say we don’t want it, we don’t need it

If I give more than enough ground, will you claim it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t hear it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

If I give more than enough ground, will you leave it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t see it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

No more distractions and no more staying still

I am chasing the skyline much more than you ever will

You can keep to your story and I could stick to mine

We could hold up our hands, say we don’t want it, we don’t need it

If I give more than enough ground, will you claim it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t hear it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

If I give more than enough ground, will you leave it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t see it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

(Go-go-go-down-go-go…)

(Go-go-go-down-go-go…)

(Go-go-go-down-go-go…)

(Go-go-go-down-go-go…)

If I give more than enough ground, will you claim it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t hear it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

If I give more than enough ground, will you leave it?

I will take it all in one breath and hold it down

And if I try to pretend that I don’t see it

You can tell me to move and I won’t go

You can tell me to try and I won’t go

Chvrches Do I Wanna Know?

Have you got colour in your cheeks?

Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift

The type that sticks around like something in your teeth?

And some aces up your sleeve?

I’ve no idea that you’re in deep?

I dreamt about you nearly every night this week

How many secrets can you keep?

‘Cause there’s this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow

And I play it on repeat

Until I fall asleep

Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know?)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby, we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawlin’ back to you

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?

‘Cause I always do

Maybe I’m too

Busy being yours to fall for somebody new

Now I’ve thought it through

So have you got the guts?

Been wondering if your heart’s still open

And if so I wanna know what time it shuts

Simmer down and pucker up

I’m sorry to interrupt

It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp

Of trying

To kiss you

And I don’t know

If you feel the same as I do

But we could be together

If you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby, we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawlin’ back to you

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?

‘Cause I always do

Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new

Now I’ve thought it through

(Do I wanna know?)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby, we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)

Too busy being yours to fall

(Sad to see it go)

Ever thought of calling, darling?

(I’m thinkin’ we both know)

Do you want me crawling back to you?

Chvrches We Sink

We are

I’ve come apart and you made me

Float like

A pretty box of your evil

So tired

So easy I

Bleed out

What the fuck were you thinking

We are

Gonna fall if you lead us

Nowhere

No wasted time

[Chorus 2x:]

I’ll be a thorn in your side

‘Til you die

I’ll be a thorn in your side

For always

If we sink

We lift our love

We are

Let me stop for a second

Held heart

Only beats in the evening

Low tide

Watching for flight

I tell you

To cut it out if you made me

You know why

The slowest spark is a breather

How high

How will you decide

[Chorus 2x]

So low

You keep stalling

Can you not see why

Say, say, say

Love was

Say, say, say

That you see cry

Say, say, say

A simple call seems right

Say, say, say

And I know why

[Chorus 2x]

Get up after you

Get up after you