The Japanese House Still

It’s gone too far to ever go back

You know I wouldn’t give you up but baby I don’t want that

It hits you so hard to be so good

You know you keep so still and maybe it’s a kind of flag

Maybe it’s the reason that I’m back

Maybe it’s alright

Maybe I’ve always been this kind

Baby it’s too hard, and too scarred, for this to work again

But you know I still wake up with you every morning like we’re still dead

I heard she’s running love again

I know you’re over that

I know that look you didn’t want

You’re all I’ve got

I heard you’re fired up again

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right

Things are all the same now

Then for a while this feeling hasn’t changed

It eats me so hard to feel so great

You know you kept so clean, I was the reason that you didn’t stay

Maybe it’s the reason you’re so glazed

Maybe it’s alright

Maybe I’ve always been so afraid

Baby it’s too hard and too scarred for this to work again

But you know I still wake up with you every morning like we’re still dead

I heard she’s running love again

I know get over that

I know that look you didn’t want

You’re all I’ve got

I heard you fucked it up again

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right

I heard she’s running love again (you kept still)

I know you’re over that (still)

I know that look you didn’t want, you’re all I’ve got (you kept still / you kept so still)

I heard you fucked it up again (you kept still / still)

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right

The Japanese House Teeth

I’m still burned and my blood it creeps

I’m the sun-flooded mouth and I can not speak

I’m the scars upon your knees

I’m the scrapes of iron your skin breathes

I could be anything

[Refrain:]

And it was so brief

A kick in the teeth

Oil and powdered lungs

Because I know how to breathe

And it was so brief

One more time for luck

And then I go home

You’re the movements in my sleep

You are the words I couldn’t keep

I saw the fumes and watched them seep

Into the wounds, you bare to bleed

I could lose everything

[Refrain]

You love

When I saw you

You love

When I saw you

You love

When I saw you

You love

When I saw you

The Japanese House Good Side In

And it started to rain, but I kept my cool

I feel a fool

She’s just hurt and in vain

She’s between the two

I put a good fight, it’s a light hit

I turned my good side in

As she started to change, I remained the same

I played the game

Not too much, just a stain

I don’t mind the wait

I put a good fight, it’s a light hit

I turned my good side in

And as we stayed up, I could feel it

Through, in the road, as the race begins

I put a good fight, it’s a light hit

I turned my good side in

And as we stayed up, I could feel it

Through, in the road, as the race begins

The Japanese House Letter By The Water

Back down to the water front

Sunlit hue to keep my body warm

I guess you love this man, I couldn’t tell

It’s the cold wet hand against my mother’s spell

Water bring my body in

I know she loves me through thick and thin

Slip into the water front

With your heart in your bag and your shoes taken off

I was so unsure you ever had the gall

Don’t you understand I didn’t need it at all

Water bring my body in

I know she loves me through thick and thin

Current come pull me down

I won’t take a breath, I wanna drown

And I call on the water to clean

The remains of the dirt that it leaves

To be brave and alert and pristine

There’s a stain in the heart of me

Water bring my body in

I know she loves me through thick and thin

Current come pull me down

I won’t take a breath, I wanna drown

The Japanese House Sister

Heart in my hand

We’ve broken the bread

And I choked on a thread

Again and again

Fist in a botch

My arms as they haul

Away from your body

Away from your skin

You see, that’s my twin

She’s standing aside and she’s my next of kin

If only you knew what resided within

[Chorus:]

I won’t let her in

That would be callous and crass

A chip on my chin

You didn’t want me back

Stark in the dirt

Can you tell that she’s hurt?

So sharp and alert

She’s such a clean breathe

Starting to emerge

I’m a ghost that I was

A sister of her

And I’m all the same creed

I’ll never give in

How could I apprise you with all that she’s sinned

She feels like hell and I know ’cause I’ve been

[Chorus 2x]

The Japanese House Sugar Pill

I could have you up in arms

And I could have you singing

I’m a confident speaker

I could tell you anything

I was standing on the table

Legs by the light right near the window

I could see them walking past

They were laughing

No one we know

Ooooh

Ooooh

Ooooh

They caught me by the ankles and they shook me out

My brain is fuzzy

I’m a sugar coated pill and I’m a pick me up

And put me down again

They hollowed me out

Wore me like a glove

So many hands

I’ve been dreaming of

You could use my rib cage as a pillow

It doesn’t suit me

I feel flimsy when I grin

Like a stretched out piece of skin

Beat the dust straight out of me

I’ll come clean in the end

Really I like the yellow ’round the edges

Of my bruises as they mend

Ooooh

Ooooh

Ooooh

They caught me by the ankles and they shook me out

My brain turned fuzzy

I’m a sugar coated pill and I’m a pick me up

And put me down again

They hollowed me out

Wore me like a glove

So many hands

I’ve been dreaming of

The Japanese House 3/3

Do you still have the bones in your bag?

Stop bossing me there

I handed over all of me

Three out of three

I watched you break in two

I only wanted half of you

I fall into the trap you made

Fall into your face

Trip up over your thighs

The creases by your eyes

The scars on your knee

The mole on your cheek

Is this what you wanted?

It won’t disappear

This fear of being haunted

By the soul I left behind

Remind me how I was with sentient skin

A feeling within

I fought it back into the chest

You lost me in the maze

With pictures of your face

Were lucid in the haze

They took up so much space

Watch me as I go

As I flicker through the moves

Motionless and frozen

I was going through the motion

[x3]

The Japanese House Follow My Girl

Different people have their different ways of living

I chose mine and it was unforgiving

Someone gave me guidance there was something in it

I put it into practice and I tried to live it

I’m self dividing and I have no limit

I can’t fix it

It’s not right

Nothing feels good it’s not right

Watching my world

Make funny faces at its own reflection

Nothing feels good it’s not right

So I’ll follow my girl

‘Til I found myself a sense of direction

Nothing feels good it’s not right

I found a subsidence but I overlooked it

Someone gave me guidance and for once I took it

I put it in perspective and I see so clearly

I’m part of a collective

Oh I nearly reached it, in the distance

Caught the light

I can fix it make it right

Watching my world

Make funny faces at its own reflection

Nothing feels good it’s not right

So I’ll follow my girl

‘Til I found myself a sense of direction

Nothing feels good it’s not right

Watching my world

Make funny faces at its own reflection

So I’ll follow my girl

‘Til I found myself a sense of direction

Nothing feels good, I can’t fix it, it’s not right

Nothing feels good, I can’t fix it, it’s not right

Right

Watching my world

Make funny faces at its own reflection

Nothing feels good it’s not right

So I’ll follow my girl

‘Til I found myself a sense of direction

Nothing feels good it’s not right

The Japanese House Swim Against The Tide

Hold me up high for a while

You always said I’d learn to cry, and you were right

And I wept through your hold of the night

When you gave me something

Then it feels like summer

I keep on runnin’ back

Sit back and open wide

Let me see you’re dead inside

It’s so hard to swim against the tide

I’m back trippin’ over cracks in the road

Won’t you slow me down?

Spirit grows when love goes away

And I’m still thinking of a new way to say

“I miss you”

It wasn’t so hard to get

You’re a figure in the dark, a silhouette

And you crept through the hole in my head

You were the feet of the sun, and it seems so funny

You keep on comin’ back

Hold tight and clench your fists

‘Cause your eyes aren’t filled with phantom kiss

And just pray to your god that you missed

Rise up, floating over loves

That you’ve left

Spirit grows when love goes away

And I’m still thinking of a new way to say

That I’m missing you