2012
10.25

Tina Dico

 

 

>> Count To Ten 

There are faces, there are smiles,
so many teeth, to many arms, and legs
and eyes and flashing buttons all around me

I’m a watching, I’m a breathing,
I’m a pushing, I’m a wishing,
that these walls would not be talking quite so loudly

I have burnt down once before,
I’ve pulled myself up from the floor
And I am looking for a reason to stay standing

But sometimes it’s just too much,
it’s not enough,
it’s something else,
it’s so much bigger than my head,
it’s too demanding

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow,
and sometimes if you wanna hold on you’ve got to let go

I’m gonna close my eyes,
and count to ten
I’m gonna close my eyes,
and when I open them again,
everything will make sense to me then

I have met so many people,
we’ve exchanged so many words,
we’ve said it all, we’ve said nothing
but it’s changed us

I have known a lot of men,
some were lovers, some were friends;
but all together were they nearly passing strangers?

They’ll control you with their silence,
they’ll control you with their words,
and you’ll control them with your body’s coded signals

In the wild, tangled gardens of our insecurities,
we lose our heads into each others sudden pitfalls

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow,
and sometimes if you wanna hold on you’ve got to let go

I’m gonna close my eyes,
and count to ten
I’m gonna close my eyes,
and when I open them again,
everything will make sense to me then

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow,
yeah and sometimes if you wanna hold on you have to let go

(counting up to 10)
I’m gonna close my eyes,
and count to ten
I’m gonna close my eyes,
and when I open them again,
everything will make sense to me then

 

>> Open Wide

Come and take my hand
It’s been so long
Since tender words last fell
From our hard tongues
Tell me, tell me now
Where we go wrong
Tell me there’s a way if we press on

And keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep our hearts safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone
And raise above the chaos of love

Come and hold my hand
You look confused
You give your best
And end up feeling used
Tell me why you struggle like you do
To draw the line between the world and you

Just keep your arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep your heart safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone
And keep your heart safe from harm
Safe and warm in your hand
And raise above the trials of love

Come and take my hand
It’s been so long
Since tender words last fell
From our sharp tongues

We’ll keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep our hearts safe inside
Don’t let go to anyone
Yeah, keep our arms open wide
Don’t say no to anyone
But keep our blood safe inside
Not on show for anyone
And raise above the chaos of love
Of love

Come and take my hand

 

>> River Of What’s Been

Goodbye to pages turned
Diaries burnt
Lessons hard earnt

Goodbye to rusted ideas
That fell to an army of fears
Salt from dried tears
From a choir no one hears
Let it flow down the river
The river of what’s been
Deep as a mirror
The river pulls you in
Don’t let the river pull you in

Goodbye to landscapes of time
Against the shoreline of the mind
Magnet and iron
In heavenly design
The puzzle of time

Let it flow down the river
The river of what’s been
Deep as a mirror
The river pulls you in
Don’t let the river pull you in

 

>> You know better

It’s late in the afternoon
The light falls through the window
It’s draws a cross
Above my bed
Where you’re on a different moon
Where violent winds blow with no course
Inside your head

You think there may be something wrong with you
To make you doubt your love like this
Well, I guess I’m singing out this song to you
To let you know I think there is

But you know better than me
You know better than anyone
You know better than me
You know better than me

“Maybe it’s selfishness” you say
“All the promise I’ve broken thoughtlesly
I know that’s no way to live”
“Or maybe it’s mere distress” I say
“Fear to let anyone close enough to see
That you’ve got nothing to give?”

You say you need to travel far away
To make you think of something else
Well, I think you’d find out if you dared to stay
That far away is a place inside yourself

But you know better than me
You know better than anyone
You know better than me
You know better than me

Oh, did you ever place a bet?
Did you ever gamble anything for love?
What you give is what you get
And now you know it’s not enough

You say you need to travel far away
To make you think of something else
Well, I think you’d find out if you dared to stay
That far away is a place inside yourself

But you know better than me
You know better than anyone
You know better than me
You know better than me

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