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Tales of Us - Lyrics
  • Hey, thought it would be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to the lyrics of 'Tales of Us'.

    The official lyrics are posted a few comments down...


    Post edited by Ryanoc91 at 2013-09-16 14:13:19
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  • I've been watching this thread and hoping someone could make out what is being sung/said in those moments of, "Jo" "Drew" many more.

    Reason as to way I've dug up this thread is the hope that since the album/CD was released in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS. And maybe hearing 'TOS' under those listening conditions would reveal what is difficult otherwise.

    Question-I've been told that the audio quality is the best when played using DTS VS. DD5.1???
    mahogany= my agony
    'the wind...the wind'


  • Does anyone know which song on the album is about the book Carol by Patricia Highsmith? I heard Alison talking about it on 6 music but didn't catch the first part. I love this book so would really like to know.
    Thanks!
  • I'm hoping/assuming that the standard CD comes with a lyric booklet...
    I had a king in a tenement castle, lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown. He's taken the curtains down. He's swept with the broom of contempt, and the rooms have an empty ring. He's cleaned with the tears of an actor who fears for the laughter's sting...
  • Joey said:

    I'm hoping/assuming that the standard CD comes with a lyric booklet...

    Yes, we definitely need lyrics. But I'm not anxious since all their albums contained lyrics. The only thing I wanna know so hard is : where did Alison find all those inspirations ? At least for the songs we don't know anything about : Jo, Drew, Ulla, Alvar, Thea (and Stranger).
  • I hope there is another good fold-out poster. The Blackcherry one has been the best where she was on the bed with the Dog/wolves or whatever they are.
    JAMIE CARRAGHER= LEGEND
  • Can someone post the lyrics from their purchase?
    Us box order folk get wavs but I suspect no lyrics on Monday.
    So lyrics here from anybody with an actual booklet would be reaaaaallllly nice.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Stranger said:

    Can someone post the lyrics from their purchase?
    Us box order folk get wavs but I suspect no lyrics on Monday.
    So lyrics here from anybody with an actual booklet would be reaaaaallllly nice.



    I'd like that too :) Can someone be as kind? :)
  • Ditto that, does the iTunes release even come with a digital booklet i wonder? What happened to that idea of simple convenience, it seems to have disappeared.
  • Lyrics on the vinyl sleeve are handwritten and unpunctuated. Some characters will use capitals here and there, some won't. I will transcribe them 1:1 from the sleeve.

    [important song lyrics are missing in some parts of the lyrics like the ending of Annabel for example and here and there things she wrote do simply not match the words she sings (most obvious at this point in Thea where partially repeated but slightly changed lyrics and some sentences are also missing from the sleeve that are present here and there in the song). Also note: it is a 1:1 transcription. Sometimes it will say "its" when it should say "it's" but that's not how it was written down.]

    Jo

    heard a shot and someone calling strained in darkness

    vapor like veil hangs over the city tonight

    hanging there behind the trees a blood red moon is

    watching I was waiting for you with dread in my heart

    where the wind Sings by the river laughing broken

    hair swept out into the water ripples of black

    run you better run you better run for your life

    it rips through the sky a light flickers on

    Jo I know you would say don't wait for me now

    filigree of time demeaning sunset spoken

    where the wind sings by the river ripples of black

    days you gotta run you gotta run for your life

    run you better run you better run for your life


    annabel

    when you dream you inly dream you're Annabel

    all their secrets there inside you Annabel

    born beneath an emerald sky sing Annabel

    nothing that they did will stop you Annabel

    land of the light tangled hair and porcelain

    under the stars you begin

    when you dream your only dream you're Annabel

    sleep reminds you takes you there oh Annabel

    gentle whispers endless winters Annabel

    why they couldn't let you be both Annabel

    land of the light of the ice

    but love still lies you are the thruth

    they denied red like the sea

    tangled hair and porcelain

    under the stars you begin


    drew

    pull up the blinds open the door and wide

    feel the cold arrive in my bones

    put on my face I'll wear your dress tonight

    feel like you tonight on that day

    falling lemon moon

    you burn then crash in dirty snow

    ode to sin I might as well melt into Sunday

    remember the time we stood there by the lake

    watching boats and planes great white clouds

    I smelt the sweat I felt the sun again

    dreams on your skin on my tongue


    Post edited by Stranger at 2013-09-07 09:29:49
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Ulla

    Swirling horses throw you high carried on their tales the tide

    sailing on the seven seas suns & seven winds were we blinded

    take me where the camphor grows where the moon and freedom sigh

    Caribou are crossing out mailing elk and where we found you a sunset

    Sailors sail on all night all day I'm not lost I'm wandering your way

    I know you're waiting carry me there

    float on glass a mirror hot with the universe above

    try to find a line connect with a world that make no sense I've a feeling

    stream you babble in a rush busy river flow and wind

    always ask the lake it knows always ask the lake you'll get all the answers


    Alvar

    I felt it come a blade of autumn alive

    the amber shapes of sunset dance on the wall

    I step outside no boat no sign of you there

    in endlessness two world looking back at me now

    oh I've never seen the winter lights on the lake

    I want to swim your silk black skin to the floor

    on lava moons a song of hooves playing loud

    the day you came they took your name

    they renounced took your right your life

    your heart can't wait forever


    Thea

    across a starless sky it cuts like tiny knives

    rain beating down blunt uneasy glare's

    they've nothing on you or me yet

    night's have alone night's here are cursed

    there's wild in your eyes oh Thea

    there's a light there's a feeling

    it's cruel and its dark in this town

    are they mad were we dreaming

    tender and town won't leave you now

    wanted you so bad

    I feel like I'm caught with no air

    wanted you gone wanted you there

    tender torn sundown on Isthmus

    it's all for you oh hungry moon

    it's a long long night of waiting

    all for you oh hungry moon

    it's a long long night of waiting

    I want you there I want you gone

    Post edited by Stranger at 2013-09-07 08:13:03
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Simone

    hold me in your arms oh in the sense of you

    when we're alone I'm free until the morning comes

    who are we I felt your coldness come

    you're insatiable me I was blind

    I gave to you the world all my world is you

    at the mirror you gently comb your hair

    humming your favorite song

    you are the younger me in his arms

    I felt your coldness come

    my own Simone too casually

    daylight trickles in on your tremulous skin

    a moonlit tear a devil designs

    you're insatiable me I was blind

    I gave to you the world all my world is you

    a tale to tell the world it's now your's Simone


    Stranger

    Stranger when you look at me

    eyes strong as steal light as day

    born a mystery you're the in between

    boy or girl

    wilder than I've known before

    fire rushes through every vain

    with a smile that sings

    you'll be killing me tenderly

    every word is soft as fur

    I'm drifting deep deeper in

    stranger will you remember

    stranger make me remember you

    taken by the crowd a tide

    its there then gone do or die

    stranger I dream of you

    stranger I will never know


    Laurel

    looking for light a golden light

    red red hair + almond eyes

    searching for love a wallet's hot

    the price is right it's money for love

    looking for light a golden light

    with your red red hair and almond eyes

    Laurel you came here looking for light

    a golden light with your red red hair your almond eyes

    strange how he's cold behind the smile an angry mind

    don't wait for tonight lying for lies a golden lie

    your red red hair your almond eyes

    fear is a fog rolling in and around

    Laurel whispers from inside

    Laurel running out of time

    Post edited by Stranger at 2013-09-07 08:24:16
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • clay

    words sail out into the wind

    their meaning taken by time

    your deep seeing eyes ancient stars

    we wanted only to love

    how will i find you again fate or chance

    a beauty in uncertainty

    WE fought them on great white sand

    our shadows reframed memories we want

    only to live only to love breathe again

    your white waves in the night

    longing i'm lost In dreams of mine

    blue billowing green waves of grass

    The Iron Sky Turning in the looking glass

    your deep seeing eyes ancient stars

    you are wonderful light

    my only love sleep well good night


    Please feel free to correct my reading. I need glasses:  the lyrics also appear in the GoldfrApp for iPhone.

    Post edited by Stranger at 2013-09-07 08:40:49
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Yay! Official Clay lyrics. Thanks Stranger for taking the time. :x

    hunter
  • The real thanks should go to juanbjork :-)
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • thanks! to both of you  :)>-