Wash Water

save the water from the washing up, one can’t assume
the ground can barter anymore tears for our wastefulness, she’ll dry up soon
i live high above the ground now
use the water to mop up the floor, so many dirty footprints of pride
use the water to flush uselessness down, or at least aside
i live high above the ground now, so high above the ground

you’d think grief’s vibrations wouldn’t reach me up here
but sounds ricochet up, up, up from the street
and now it’s six flights of elevation
still the residue of me and you is like sidewalk dust on my feet

write it down now, the archive of our lives is in what we do not what we hope
set it down now, far from city heights and city lights, seal the envelope
and dig a hole into the ground now, a hole into the ground
use the water you saved from the washing up, plant your stories, fill with dirt
the ground can barter a little grief for resourcefulness, give back the water, heal the hurt
and rise high above the sound now, don’t let this city get you down now

you’d think grief’s vibrations…试试节约水,洗衣服的水, 我们不能总以为
地球一直会给浪费的人类它珍贵的眼泪
我住在高楼上啊
用节约的水擦清晨的地,我们傲慢的足迹
用节约的水把傲慢冲洗,让新的一天开启
我住在高楼上啊,离地面很高啊

副歌:
没想到悲伤的声波可以到达我这里
可声音从地面跳,跳,跳弹起
我在六楼的高度,曾经每个错误,
像路边尘土,落在脚向我倾诉

把它写下来,生活的纪录是我们做的,@不仅是希望
把它放下来,离城市很远,把信封好好密封
把它埋在土里啊,把它埋在土里啊
用节约的水,洗衣服的水,播散种子让它生长
地球一直会分享它的美,只要帮它好好疗伤
不用错怪城市,新的一天现在开始
(副歌)

Out of Air
I’ve Fallen In Love With You

DISCOGRAPHY

  11:11 – 2011 A Folktronica Collection – Lentic – 2009 The Dirty Pulse – 2006 Disarming – 2004 Stiltwalking – 2002 Snapshots – 2000 The Wage is the Stage – 2000 Permanent Marker – 1999 Can’t Corner Me – 1998 Insectinside – 1997 Ember Swift – 1996

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