Seeing Things

by Hannah McPhillimy

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released April 25, 2013

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Track Name: Wilderness
Verse 1:

In the wilderness, I found tenderness.

In the desert-place, I knew love.
I was dragged out there, wrenched as a fish to air,

I did not, I did not want to be there.

I did not want to be found there.

CHORUS

"Hush now" "but the wind keeps blowing"

"Hush now" "I can't stand you knowing.

I am but dust swirling round and around,
You let me fall to the ground."

Verse 2:

In the wilderness, Oh Lord there's loneliness,

but there'll be comfort like you've never ever known.
In the wilderness, I guess it's obvious,

but there is so much less to help you through.

But what was there before, was never serving you.

CHORUS 2

"So hush now, though the wind keep blowing.

Hush now, you are not all-knowing.

You are but dust swirling round and around,
we'll guide you safe to the ground."
Safe to the ground.
Track Name: Still Lake/Blue Fire
Verse 1:
This is how I see things,

I am still and clear,

You can read me like a lake's floor,

Top to bottom dear.

Verse 2:
You're more like blue fire,

shape-shifting silently,

I can watch you when I want to,

I can't hear if it's for me.

Verse 3
See you've got the advantage,

You can point to my downsides,

Can I trust your good is goodness,

Are you innocent or wise?

CHORUS

Do you know what I don't? Where this goes, where this goes?

Do you know what I don't, where this goes?

Do you know what I don't? Where this goes, where this goes?

Do you know what you've started, be it slow?

Verse 5

And you've always let me know,

that I can't be off my guard.

I've been standing to attention,

you've been waltzing, wandering hard.

Verse 6
Did you ever think to let me,
 go another way?

What will happen when I catch you up?

Will you say stay or stay away?

You'll enjoy it either way.

CHORUS

Do you know what I don't? Where this goes, where this goes?

Do you know what I don't, where this goes?

Do you know what I don't? Where this goes, where this goes?



Do you know that you have me even so?

Will I rescue your routine?
 Be returned to your door?

Will I be a disturbance, nothing more?
Do you know what I don't? Where this goes, where this goes?

Do you know that we've started, got off slow?

Verse 6

So whisper I've been seeing things,

that you know me by my frame and call,

that you've been pulling me to safety,

that I'm not set up for a fall

or worse imagining it all.
Track Name: Kindness
Verse 1
Oh human kind,
 be kind to me;

I am much more,
than you can see.
Not in a way,
 that gives you more reasons to stay,

this could take away, 
this takes all of me to say.

CHORUS:


Could I tell you anything?

Well the thing is, neither of us know.

Cause I'm not sure who you are, 

neither will we know, 'till I am left on show.

Instrumental

Verse 2
Oh, I'll hear you, 
I'm sorry that I fear you,

it's only cause I'm scared,
I'll be bad at being there.
This might reveal more of me, 
than sits with me comfortably,

but this reckless honesty,
 is a gift bestowed on me.

Verse 3
I hope in time we'll find, 
we're much more inclined.

To be kind.


CHORUS

Could you tell me anything?

Well the thing is, 
neither of us know.

Cause I'm not sure what I'm like,

neither will we know, till you are left on show.
Track Name: Take Care
Verse 1
"Take care" you said, as you turned and left.

Next time, don't waste your breath.

I may look young - born and raised to run,

but I feel close to death,
yes I feel close to death.

Verse 2
I know I'm old enough to know,

that change is not prudent to detest.

But I did not cheer when independence came here,

instead my heart got caught up with my chest,
my heart got caught up with my chest.

CHORUS
See they don't know this about me,

Cause I smile though I bleed internally

and when I can't breathe - I still speak.

Oh tell me all that's stopping you, 
is thinking I am bullet proof.

Instrumental interlude

Verse 3
I've spilt my guts, have you heard enough?

I wished you didn't have to see me in this mess.

But my heart's turned to stone, it has not been mine own.

For as many years as you have seen me in the flesh,

like you said yourself we have to self-protect.

CHORUS

See they don't know this about me,

Cause I smile though I bleed internally

and when I can't breathe - I still speak.



I will be fully known,

it's better all Hell breaks loose then penned in,

a glass case loved for perfection.

Oh tell me it's not all too much, 
that I'm just the right amount of messed up
,
and you've been waiting for permission to,

say I'll be the one to take care of you.
Track Name: Homecoming
Intro:

C C/D F C/E C/G C x2 (repeats)


Verse 1
If perfect love casts out fear, then I'm safe with you.

But my unsafe love will cost you dear, take a longer view.
You'll lose heart, you'll lose out, you'll lose coming home to a chair and fire.

Hoping against hope will take life from your years, you'll leave cold and tired.

Verse 2
But I heard you say it was worth the risk moving out of the way.

Though she chose the dark and she chose the mist,

G C
she might choose home some day,
G C
might choose home someday.

CHORUS
F Am

Might choose home someday
Em F
Might choose home someday
F Am Em G (repeats)
Might choose home someday, someday


Though you took the risk and I chose the mist,

I might choose home some day, some day.

Verse 3
Like a whale out of water, a skylark kept inside;

I have no reason not to die.
Thought freedom could be sought, free to take what was my lot-

I've only got, what I've been given.

Verse 4:
I hear your voice going round and around in my head,

like I'm in a cavernous cave.
"Come out from there you, I know you want to.

Come taste the wind, taste the waves.

Come taste the wind, taste the waves'

CHORUS
CHORUS

Might choose home someday x4

Though you took the risk and I chose the mist,

I might choose home some day, some day.

If perfect love casts out fear then I'm safe with you.

But my unsafe love has cost me dear.

Will there be a welcome here?