Dawn Golden Brief Encounter

I broke in

To your house again today

And I laid in your room

And it was pretty but it’s sad

‘Cause it was all inside my head

When I don’t know what’s real or dreaming anymore

It’s harder than it looks sometimes

To stand up straight and look you in the eyes

And believe in all your fucked up lies

‘Cause it’s your world I live inside

It’s your world I live inside

Bury me

Inside the doll house in your bedroom

And carve your name into my arm

And quietly

You’ll fall asleep

And abandon me

But I take it; I’m ready

It’s harder than it looks sometimes

To stand up straight and look you in the eyes

And believe in all your fucked up lies

‘Cause it’s your world I live inside

It’s your world I live inside

Dawn Golden The Beekeeper

Go on and tell them all your lies

I saw you touch her in her sleep

And it was no surprise

You’re burning papers in the field

I’m downtown trying to push myself to steal.

But that’s the way it goes.

You came and met me in the street

We stole a car

Got high and went to sleep

And dreamt we were the people that we want to be

And when I met you, you were sweet

But now you’re out sucking dick

Haven’t slept in a week

But don’t come crying to me.

Because that’s the way it goes.

Dawn Golden Still Life

I held you in my arms just yesterday.

When you lie you always touch your hair

When you tell me that he wasn’t there.

You called me when you woke up

And you stayed calm because I choked up

And maybe we’re both fucked

Or maybe I’m just bad luck.

So I’ll make up my bed

Try to get high

Try to forget what you said

Then I’ll call you again.

Because I can’t sleep.

I don’t feel like I used to

And you don’t look like you want to

And your skin crawls and my jaw clicks

It’s not bad if you’re used to it

Not broke if it can’t be fixed

Not real if you question it

Not clean if we’re still a mess

And we’re still a mess.

You get sick so you quit school

And we’re dead broke but it fits you

And it’s not like it won’t get you too.

I was just like you.

So I make up my bed

Try to get clean

Try to forget you instead

Then I call you again.

Because I can’t sleep.

Dawn Golden Sleight Orchestra

There’s some stars in my eyes

Your sister’s high, peaking on pills in the alleyway

There’s a mad death in your eyes

Warm light shudders in the glow of my heart

And the kids with black eyes shine bright in the morning light

Warm day in the sun

It keeps me balling up my fists for someone.

Why do you always plead

Keep me on my knees

Keep running for the train

But I guess I always worked better alone

With my black eyes shining in the sunset

Never give up.

There’s some stars in your eyes.

The kids who shot Mikey are down low and telling their lies

Well he died here with me

But we’re digging through his pockets

Singing “no one’s ever going to be free”

We’re singing hallelujah.

I’m sorry.

Are there stars

That the gods don’t know about?

If there are

We’ll be digging through their pockets til dawn

Are there lights

Lights that shine for pretty fools like you and me?

We’re singing hallelujah.

Dawn Golden I Won’t Bend

It’s a death,

You won’t say my name

You won’t watch me sleep

You won’t turn my eyes

You won’t shut your mouth

When I hold my breath

When I break your stare

When I’m caving in.

I speak to you while you’re sleeping

A sad code that goes “I can’t breathe anymore”

And I’ve got your back,

But you’re changing right in front of my eyes.

I’ll keep you here for now.

And I won’t let up.

I’ve got plenty to hide.

It’s a death,

You won’t say my name

You won’t watch me sleep

You won’t turn my eyes

You won’t shut your mouth

When I hold my breath

When I break your stare

When I’m caving in.

I want to keep you inside

Say our prayers

And live in a lie

Pull the stars that hang in the sky

And sleep with our bodies frozen in time.

I’ll keep you here for now.

And I won’t let up.

I’ve got plenty to hide.

It’s a death,

You won’t say my name

You won’t watch me sleep

You won’t turn my eyes

You won’t shut your mouth

When I hold my breath

When I break your stare

When I’m caving in.

Dawn Golden Discoloration

You took my hand and brought me down in the morning

And I was sitting, waiting for the telephone to swallow me whole.

I saw your face reflected on the resonant screen

And I watched your mouth moving like a tired machine

Trying to plead with me

Trying to swallow me whole.

It’s been a while

Since I’ve been gone and away

And I watched your eyes reflect me in a terrible way

As you cast your gaze to the flickering hall.

And you knelt beside me and

You started to pray

And the whites of your eyes blackened

With a hardened decay

And you talked to me in a broken voice

“In your open mouth

Silence me in the coursing

Blood in my eyes

Dress me in your clothes

And swallow me whole”

Dawn Golden All I Want

Your eyes, they did flutter again

And my mouth it did hang wide

When you told me ‘every little thing is going to be alright’

But we were younger then

And now we’re not

And if there was a plan made

Then we forgot about it

And if there was time

I could figure it out now

But life is short

And I don’t care for most of it

I don’t care for most of it

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Well, I know I’m hard to take

And my bones are calling out your name

While I beat your cold windows

Break the locks on the gate

While I try to forget

I used to be something great

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Because you’re all that I, all that I want

Dawn Golden Last Train

I won’t be what you want me to be, baby

I won’t say what you want me to say

I’ll be right here when you call my name, waiting

And when you tell me you don’t want me here

And you, you keep my number ’til the rent check’s clear

And my, my body starts burnin’ up

And well, I don’t want you anymore

So take the money and run to your man, I quit givin’ a fuck

And well, I don’t trust you anymore

So take the last train home in the dark

And quit breakin’ my heart

Well, I won’t be what you want me to be, baby

And I won’t say what you want me to say

I think about you every night and day lately

And when you tell me you don’t want me near

And I, I took to punchin’ out your bathroom mirror again

It felt like losin’ a friend

And well, I don’t want you anymore

So take the money and run to your man, I quit givin’ a fuck

And well, I don’t trust you anymore

So take the last train home in the dark and quit breakin’ my heart

Dawn Golden Swing

I woke up today with a darkness keeping me cold

Wild bird flocks guarding my home

I don’t know what to do

My eyes gone black from the stolen heart that I gave to you.

Darkness keeps me all alone

Darkness eats away at the place that we’re calling our home.

I went to bed on a starless night

I took the bus downtown in the morning light

And hung your ghost from the power lines

Your crooked mouth trying hard not to say goodbye

Saying ‘I won’t ask you’

Darkness keeps me all alone

Darkness eats away at the place that we’re calling our home.

While you’re dreaming I can barley breathe

I tell you that I love you but you don’t mean shit to me

It’s like we’re living in a fantasy

And I’m watching you try to pretend that you’re asleep

But I won’t wake you.

I know a place where we can go tonight

Where we can trade all of our money for a homesick fade to white.

You tell me that you never want to leave

And you hang your body form the balcony and swing.

Saying please just let me let go.

Darkness keeps me all alone

Darkness eats away at the place that we’re calling our home.