Big Spring

by Helgi Jonsson

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released September 16, 2011

Helgi Jonsson
Joel Shearer
Thor "Doddi" Thorvaldsson
Jon Estes
Tina Dico

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Track Name: Dimma
Staring at cracks in the wall
And paint from the seventeenth century

Filling up holes in the floor
With coins of an insolvent monetary

We're one step away
From living in the perfect place
You know what they say
Just let it be and come what may
We're one step away

Brush up an old gramophone
And dance to a song from the twenties, alone

Watched how you to leaned out the window
Your balance and glass of white wine in your hand
Your dress soaking up the downpour

We were one step away
From living in a perfect place
Two years and a day
In hope that you'd decide to stay
We're one step away
I cross my heart and hope to fly
You know what they say
Just let it be and come what may

So I invite you all
To dance in the hall
The neighbors will join the ball
Track Name: Good Fireman
Policeman, policeman
Stay away, stay away
See cracking, back stabbing
But stay away anyway

I'm lying in the mud
A pool of my own blood
If she can't save me, no one can
Please try to understand
That, officer
From safety long I'm banned

Good fireman, good fireman
Stay away, stay away
Suffocating, death awaiting,
But stay away anyway

Sparks fly, there's smoke in the air
I'm good as gone and I don't care
If she can't save me no one can
Please try and understand
Good fireman
This time we can't pretend

Where else can we land
But in the net between
a woman and a man?
Track Name: Badwater
In this quiet place
Know the light will blind your open eyes
Cover your face
Above all don't stare into the white

Imagine then
In forgotten days
When on horseback they set out
Days and nights on end
And this was what
They found

The invisible
It will suddenly appear
In the physical
And be present everywhere

I won't go back
I'll stay here and watch the seasons change
And drink to that
Which is far beyond my reasons' range

Another year
Happy Holidays
It's the breakaway from doubt
We should celebrate
That the jury is still out
Just relax and trust
And again the air is clear
Seems like he that does
Never drowns in a confusion caused by others
Track Name: Stuck in Traffic
Stuck in a traffic jam, don't know what to do
Man right in front of us doesn't have a clue
It's not a limousine, we don't have a crew
Hey, maybe I could get lucky here with you

Although our driver is drunk
And though our drummer is in the trunk

My greedy kiss will taste of gasoline
Our hearts'll beat in rhythm with the drummer shaking up his tambourine

Come let me feel you up and don't be mean
We'll make this trip a pleasure so now what you say my lovely figurine

Stuck in a traffic jam, this is what we do
Waiting for everyone else to make a move
It's not a satellite, we don't have a clue
Hey, maybe we could go faster me and you

Although our drummer is drunk
And though our driver is in the trunk

It's pretty obvious you're also keen
If only our drummer would relax and stop to play the tambourine

Come let me feel you up and don't be mean
We'll make this trip a pleasure so now what you say my lovely figurine
Track Name: Passport no Passport
The first time we met you were crawling on all fours
Looking for a bug friend in the grass roots of the lawn
You waste your time but you don't mind
You're pointing out that I waste mine
Searching for a bug friend in the grass roots of the lawn

Le - let's take a va - vacation
Le - let's take that t - t - trip
You can pick the lo - location
We might need a coin to flip

You got no passport, you can have a page in mine
We have a visa for our travel back in time
We'll do the pleasure galore and be higher than high

Last time we met you joined me on the tour
Sitting on the bus, sipping red, soaking wet to the core
How you been I don't know
But something tells me "so and so"
Cooking up a dinner on a single stove with no pot

We - we need a va - vacation
We - we need that t - t - trip
I will pick a fun location
You can do the skinny dip

You got no passport, you can have a page in mine
We have a visa for our travel back in time
Let's do the pleasure galore and be higher than high
Track Name: Lonely Birds
Lonely birds are the last to fly
It's because they're afraid to die
This is true, I have seen it in their eyes
At the pet shop

The happy ones are the first to fall
Crash or fly against the wall
Is it because their wings never ease at all
To glide in circles

But passive and trapped inside a cage
Of massive fear of taking the chance
Fifteen seconds to steal away and climb the fence

I'd rather die alone than see another summer
Without having tried
Track Name: Careful People
Open this box
For a glimpse into the past
At the kids at the back of the room
Our fear had no name
It could not be explained
Like a bird that went flying too soon

We were the careful children
We learned to run with a careful tread
A careful pace
And a careful step

I'll give you this dance
Come as close as the air
I won't speak till I know what to say
Don't leave it to chance
Don't pretend not to care
We won't leave all our fortune at stake

We are the careful people
We choose our words with a careful tongue
A careful rhyme
Of a careful song
Track Name: The Pond
Now again I'm home
And maybe for the last time
I'm here all alone

Though it's been two years
Your name is still on my door
But mine's disappeared

It dissolved in thin air
From living within
To living without

I'm sorry, it's such a disappointment
I don't know where our lives went
We live them on our own

There's a plant on the floor
I know it needs water
I know it needs more

And the mail by the door
In a pile of newspapers
I've seen it before

It dissolved in thin air
From living within
To living without

I'm sorry, I'm such a disappointment
I don't know where our love went
We seek it on our own

Don't worry, despite our separation
We with all our memories
Will never be alone

We'll never feel alone
Never be alone
We'll never feel alone
We'll never be alone...
Track Name: The Lake
Love the accident
Feel the consequence
Take the chance you get
Leave a compliment

The road to where I hide was never straight and never wide
But if you guide me to your place I will bring you here to mine
Where whirling mass and melody, the wind plays on electric lines
The fire warm when cold are feet
From wading through the snow
Through the knee-deep snow

The road to where I sleep was never straight and ever steep
And if you lead me to your sea I will dive in where it is deep
Submerge in your undertone, do weightless somersaults
Drift with your current
It carries the answers
To the accident
To the consequence
To the time we have