The Frames Lay Me Down

I will write you letters that

Explain the way I’m thinking now

I, I will return to you

What I have taken long before

I, I will return again

When it gets dark and day is done

And lay me down

In the hollowed ground

Down by your side I will stay

So lay me down

And if you wanna stay with me

Then let me know before it’s light

I, I will recoil myself

Into the black and darkest night

And lay me down

In the hollowed ground

Where my father waits I will stay

So lay me down

And lay me down

In the hollowed ground

Down by your side I will stay

So lay me down

The Frames Stamp My Name

A girl by the water, the day’s lovely daughter

Come to a [?], queen of the harbour

Give me your hand and say that you will

Empty your suitcase out in the bay

A girl on the steps in the black velvet dress

You touched my shoulder and you left with the rest

And my eyes they followed you ’round the bend

And I stood here hoping you’d turn around again

And I stamp my name on you, yeah

There was nothing better to do

Our lady of laughter, sister of Jesus

Look at my face now, I can hardly believe this

There’s some people might think me absurd

Absurd, absurd, oh what a wonderful word, oh yeah

Now I stamp my name on you, yeah

It’s all I want to do, all I want to do yeah

The Frames Giving It All Away

There’s only so much that you have

And you’ve got to keep it safe

You’ve been spreading it round the place

Now it’s gotta come back this way

And you’re giving it all away

You’re giving it all away

And you’re lying through your teeth

You said you found a song to sing

And you’re riding on a wave

whatever helps you get along

And you’re giving it all away

You’re giving it all away

You’re keeping nothing for yourself

You’re just giving it all away

And there’s so much that you know

And there’s so much that you don’t

Can you not accept its all the same?

Just accept it’s all the same

And you’re giving it all away

You’re giving it all away

You’re keeping nothing for yourself

You’re just giving it all away

The Frames The Side You Never Get To See

If you come, come alone

Please don’t take anyone else

‘Cause we’re never alone

And tonight I want you for myself

Take it back, take it back

Those words that you never can help

And the side you’ll never get to see

Is the part I keep from everyone

And the side you’ll never get to reach

Is a lie, is a lie

Will you dance, monkey dance

Don’t have me repeating myself

‘Cause you came here by chance

And I’ll knock you right down again

And the side you’ll never get to see

Is the part I keep from everyone

And the side you’ll never get to reach

Is alive, is alive

And the side you’ll never get to see

Is the part I keep from everyone

And the side you’ll never get to reach

Is alive, comes alive

The Frames The Cost

Love has been the cause

Of all this suffering

And what has been our loss

Has been it’s gaining

So lay your burdens down

And stop your crying

Will we let it burn

Burn us down, burn us

Low have been the odds

Of our reuniting

And where now can we turn

When we’ve got nothing

Will we let it burn

Burn us down, burn us

And maybe it’ll turn

Us around

The Frames Friends And Foe

Turning with the listless

And staying close behind

And the arms that once held you

Have receded

Over time

And the little love I had

For all my friends and foe

And the little lines we’ve drawn between us all have

Taken hold

In the early morning walking

And the pressure in the night

And the walls that held you with us

Have fallen

Out of sight

And the little love I had

For all my friends and foe

And the little lines we’ve drawn between us all have

Taken hold

And the little love I had

For all the friends I know

And the little time we got to share was worth it

After all

Now we work it out in silence

And the subplot to the end

And it’s falling out of favour

I’ve seen it

Where I am

And the little love I had

For all my friends and foe

And the little lines we’ve drawn between us all have

Taken hold

And the little love I had

For all the friends I know

And the little time we got to share was worth it

After all

The Frames Picture Of Love

I had to strain to understand

Your swimming in the water tower

Running blood down from my hand

She said are you sure that you live

The way you want to live

I had to hope to take her hand

I was hanging on the edge for hours

Dreaming of some starry strand

And I was dreaming about your face

Running back my way

We were the picture of love

And love doesn’t think of tomorrow

And long live romance from above

And your fire of love

I built a fire into the sky

A little something to remember you by

And panic broke and I lost my faith

And I was mistaken for you

On the palace stool

We were the picture of love

And love doesn’t think of tomorrow

And long live romance from above

And your fire of love

We were the picture of love

And love doesn’t think of forever

And long live your stars from above

And your fire of love

I had to strain to understand

Your swimming in the water tower

We were the picture of love

And love doesn’t think of tomorrow

And long live romance from above

And your fire of love

We were the picture of love

And love doesn’t think past forever

And long live you stars from above

And your fire of love

And your fire of love

And she said are you sure that you live

The way you want to live

The Frames Mighty Sword

I may not hold you

For as long as forever exists

I may not know you

For as long as the heavens permit

There will be distance

And we’ll both have to come to expect

The wild ending of our dark and feathered friends

And we wield the mighty sword

That cuts through bone and lays the liars down

And we wield an angry sword

That softens stone and turns the tides around

So you called me over

And I’ll wait by your building tonight

But you may not bother

But it’s better than feeding the lie

I am receiving

The message that I need to go

But I’m not leaving

‘Til one of us surrenders its soul

‘Til one of us renders it so

The Frames Underglass

Your will it drifts forever in the open air

my head, it looks forever but theres no one there

don’t say, you’ll wait forever then you disappear

I’ll stay, I’ll stay forever if you want me here

Cause I’m always thinking about it

How can I accept your disappointment man

it’s not exact, it’s no science man

I want it less than you ever have

I will not accept your disappointment man.

Damn straight, cause there’s always someone who’ll compare

I’d wait, I’d wait forever if you want me here

but I’m always wrong about it

I will not accept your disappointment man

it’s not exact, it’s no science man

I wanted less than you ever have

how can I accept your disappointment man.

The Frames The Waltz

You said you kissed the foot of the saviour

Felt his confession in your sleep

Well I’ll be your saviour, if you’ll do me that favour

And if you want I’ll bathe you

In the blood of the lamb

I love you, but you’re too young to know

And even if I am thinking of you

I won’t let it show

When you’re like this

You could be thinking anything at all

When you’re like this

I might as well be talking to the

I might as well be talking to the wall

I love you, but you’re too young to know

And even if I am thinking of you

You’ll never know

There’s no stone, stick, bone, name, thrown

Swear to god

But you, but you, but you, but you

But you, but you, but you, but you

But you, but you, but you, but you

Amalama ah but you, amalama ama ramble on

I love you, but you’re too young to know

And even if I am thinking of you

You’ll never ever ever ever ever ever know

It’s too late for you to go