Place to Stand

by Matt Tomlinson

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1.
03:24
she is a philosopher she cannot be controlled her intellect is chilling and her beauty it is bold if I could I’d catch the rhythm to her fall she is a philosopher she hasn’t changed at all she drank a cup of ecstasy and walked a mile with death she is a philosopher you can smell it on her breath if I could I’d sing my way into her tune she is a philosopher the night is her perfume she is a philosopher and she knows it too she gets away with stuff that other people just can’t do if I could I’d show her that my words were true she is a philosopher she looks a lot like you she is a philosopher and only time will tell if she can get to heaven by walking straight through hell if I could I’d cross the river of her eyes she is a philosopher the world is her disguise
2.
He could see she was trouble right from the start She liked to tango, danced into his heart And those eyes of pale azure blue Storm cloud sit right next to you. Well she’s got that look in her eyes, Onto something wise She’ll take you by surprise… Raise a glass for that Mile End girl Saw her just the other day standing by that new cafe Raise a glass for that Mile End girl Queen of last call Ain’t going to catch you when you fall. She said, 'now honey won’t you pay my bail This place is my freedom it’s my jail’ He was tied up in his head: ‘Oh won’t you take me to the land of no regret.’ Well she’s got that look on her face Impossible to trace She’s going to beat you to the chase. Raise a glass for that Mile End girl Saw her just the other day In the corner of that new cafe Raise a glass for that Mile End girl Queen of last call Ain’t going to catch you when you fall. Someone's gonna take her home and it might be you She don’t like to sleep alone, what can you do? Raise a glass now for that Mile End girl.
3.
03:28
Bring the summit to our town Showing off all the sites to see Watch the people beaten down Just because they don't agree Now won't you tell me What's your excuse? Gathering intelligence And spreading this abuse Well it was a show of force To see just how much you could take Grabbed the nightmare and you pushed Against all those who stayed awake Now won't you tell me What do you write? In this darkest hour before the light Now a crowd is growing Down at the gate We know its not too late…
4.
Well you said you would but you didn’t call Now I’m waiting for the crumb to fall Said I woke up in a cloud of dust And now I’m losing all my trust You’re the wildest girl that I ever knew I was blind to fall in love with you Quit your fooling let me know I’ve been tracking your footsteps through the snow Just tell me once and say it plain If it’s not too late for this evening train Well the hour came and went so fast Like a shooting star that just don’t last Now you stand across the great divide And I’ll sing to you from the other side Seems like we haven’t come out of the grey You touch my hand as you walk away Quit your fooling let me know I’ve been tracking your footsteps through the snow Tell me now and just say it plain If it’s too late for this evening train Well I see my soul in the lines of your face And I’m haunted by your silent grace And I’m just a sucker for all your charms But I just want to hold you in my arms Gonna head out to the mountains and the sea Why don’t you just climb aboard with me? Quit your fooling let me know I’ve been tracking your footsteps through the snow Tell me now and just say it plain ‘Cause it’s not too late for this evening train
5.
Drifting out of a memory There must be a better place to be Than just sitting there On the bleachers all day Your heart is beating fast but you're moving slow Another day done and nothing to show You never learned how to play the game Now there's no one left to blame You don’t need this anymore It served you well, just let it go Well you sold the farm and missed the train Your maps were left out in the rain You were swept away by the great romance Now you are too tired to dance You don’t need this anymore You don’t need this anymore You don’t need this anymore It served you well, just let it go Tell me why you're hanging 'round that ball and chain And doing pushups in the rain And you kept yourself a secret For such a long time, for such a long time Yeah, you kept yourself the world's best secret For such a long time, for such a long time You don’t need this anymore It served you well, just let it go
6.
04:03
She was standing by the exit sign She was standing by the exit sign Smoking a cigarette From the corner of her mouth And the devil came 'round He said, 'baby, you make me laugh' A preacher stepped down He asked her for an autograph And now she's somewhere out on the horizon Yeah, she dances with the devil's torch At night she sleeps on his front porch Scarecrow's made of straw And there's nothing he can do about it She said, 'I ain't got no choice It looks like I'll be leaving town' And he followed her voice To the echoes of the underground And now she's somewhere out on the horizon He said 'I've been a fool for you, babe Since the moment I've found you. Let me take you away From the troubles that surround you.' She just smiled and said, 'baby you had your chance.' And the whole place went wild As they got up for another dance And now she's somewhere out on the horizon
7.
04:14
City at night with it's back to the stars Bury the earth to make way for cars In these streets we met With so many pass through You can hold on to a place But it won't hold on to you I want to see something through Tell me know, how about you? Come on baby take my hand Let’s find a place to stand now Somewhere the avocado trees are in full bloom Sunshine pours into our room To stand in your grace, how sweet the sound Your voice it brought me to solid ground But when shadows fall it all seems so untrue Fighting for peace in the land of me and you Now we’ve come all this way Don’t you want to see this through? Come on baby take my hand Let’s find a place to stand now Somewhere the avocado trees are in full bloom Sunshine pours into our room
8.
We’re so good at just fooling around Making meals for my whole town Getting dressed as the sun goes down Oh so good at just fooling around, yeah How’d things get so serious? The air is thick with fear and mistrust Send in the choppers if you must But could this mean the end of us? Well I don’t know Now I can make you feel bad, make you feel good Kiss you in a place you’ve been misunderstood We had so many witnesses, extra set of oars How did we wind up so far off course? You are in the light I’m in the dark You spilled you’re coffee I spilled my heart Cleaning up that’s the difficult part Oh let us try and make another start, because We’re so good at just fooling around Keeping watch over your whole town Getting dressed as the snow comes down Oh so good at just fooling around, yeah
9.
02:56
Elle est une philosophe Charmeuse solitaire Son discours est ivre Et sa pensée est claire Tout a coup je l’ai trouvée dans mes bras Beauté rebelle j‘entends toujours sa voix Elle assume sa liberté Plaisir éphémère Elle est une philosophe Son regard reste un mystère Elle fait ce qu’elle veut coeur clandestin Elle est une philosophe la nuit est son parfum J’aimais bien me perdre dans ses cheveux Elle est une philosophe on le voit dans ses yeux Mais j’entends la cadence de sa fuite Souvenir d’une philosophe Amour sans limite Amoureuse de l’apostrophe Elle est une philosophe…
10.
May you be bold and speak your mind and dance without fear May you not begrudge the passing of the year Who knows from whence we came or where we're going to With each new day may you discover something true There is nobody in this world who looks out from where you stand What differences you share may no one have the upper hand When summer fades away and autumn comes around May your harvest see you through the frozen ground Poets and sages throughout the ages Sing of spring and flood their pages Love's all around you, I see it growing No matter how that wind is blowing Let's have another tall sip of summer Gather 'round; don't tip your rummer To the stars still burning And this northern song returning
11.
Wondering why, I'm wondering why You've been drifting along on your own Drifting along the sun meets the ocean Singing a song ain't causing no commotion Drifting along the world is your mirror It's the planet of choice The way is getting clearer just go. Wondering why, I'm wondering why You've been drifting along on your own Look at the sky I look at the sky...

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released July 21, 2012

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