Only What There Is

by River Crombie

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1.
Looking out one evening Through the window at the sky The rain had fallen early On a cold November night The tide was coming in Behind a silhouette of trees And I was caught in dark uncertainty When I think about you now I try to look away I don‘t understand a word I wander through a maze And fear has burned itself a path Right up to my door But I don‘t want to answer anymore And your longing lies over land We're making these other plans And life beats its rhythm true And weaves a way through you Back to where my silence falls A whisper on my breath Between the deeper thoughts I hear a harmony caress The moment as it climbs To reach a point beyond my dreams Then I am hit by cold reality Beauty flickered on the water Waves were gathering We are joining to be one And the hearts are rolling in To see the dawn of something new We’re waiting for a change And many run their years down like a game
2.
I’m heading out toward the golden sun I’ll leave much behind Try to piece together all I can I’ll accept what I find I was never one to give up easily Onward I go I’m looking for signs that are right While my fear dissolves Well I will have another fall And many will follow me close behind I’ll gather up what I have learned And look around for where I am to turn I’m sitting in the same familiar room The one I’ve always known Just an empty space to think away Reflect upon the day I’m walking over all the broken ground But I only want to hide From the trouble growing down below And right across our globe
3.
03:30
Throwing out these old books and letters They’ve collected years‘ worth of dust I’ve nothing to carry, I’ve nothing to keep Me down when I run I’ll unwrap the dream of a morning When I don’t long so impatiently After a taste of the unknown highway That lies within me Are we now ready to come back And make it right again Between us and all our ideas We’ve been trying to defend Fields littered with metal towers And cut through the middle by roads Sunlight breaking through clouds in the distance And the planes are flying low Behind your heart I found an island And no one was welcome for long I made my way over on a thin connection And forgot which way I was going
4.
Woke up to autumn knocking with the dawn Abandoning the night And all the leaves are falling With the wind they glide The road can never find its way If you don’t take it with a friend And we’re rolling out of the city Tomorrow won’t be planned And the year won’t take me when it goes I’m turning away again And toward that long distant goal I’ll try never to pretend Daylight found me lying in the yard With a dome of blue above I was walking through a memory But could it be enough To heal what I must carry on my own Could be the greatest weight And along the way I’ll gather What I need to pay
5.
We broke up our plans To find a different way We’d meet up again But everything had changed Now I don’t remember How it all fell I was only dreaming I know you couldn’t tell What have you been doing With all of your time Would you like to move Or fall back behind The moonlight in my eyes A fire burning down Carried by the wind The cold I’m breathing out
6.
Now is only what there is left to keep it real Learning how to make it through the night clear The wind is cold and creeping through my clothes And I've been walking on a dark trail alone Waking up with heavy thoughts holding me down Wanting nothing more than you and to be around The sea is where I‘d like to give, give it all back And it can take all that I feel and all that I have I only wonder when my time will break apart and fall And I could walk along the road until I've heard it all And I will live above the place that‘s kept me confused Looking down upon a life and a time that I knew
7.
02:44
One day I hope to go So far beyond the borders That have kept me here And my thoughts are bearing down And my hope is weakening Too fast for me to hold And I can’t find a reason I’m feeling so alone It’s not right to be a stranger in your home As I’m losing the years The call is getting stronger The call is getting strong Forget everything There’s nothing much that I have worth remembering And I clearly understand That I’ve seen the faces Of those I won’t see again
8.
02:23
Deer on the field A morning of light I could just float away now Where could I go I want to be here With you alone in the night And I‘m walking back over In the same old time And it's taking me further Away down the line Run from the noise Beating my mind Ocean please calm what you can I hover my hope Above the pink cloud Where there is colour I‘ll go
9.
I will wait here on my Own and be what I’ll be But it's too early in the morning To hear the winter breathe And I’ll go back looking for more I don’t think I can find A way to feel I belong I’m only going in circles Knowing that it's wrong And I'll go back looking for more I never thought I’d want to Go out in the rain But there's no wind blowing To keep me here again And I'll go back looking for more And when I hold the key to Open up the light If I call will you come by And make it all right And I’ll go back looking for more
10.
A coat worn down thin and your hair like falling rain And all my thoughts are blowing Down an alleyway and up into the mountains Drawn in by a call Creeping up a hill the dawn igniting every home Underneath the cloudy light People crawl along and they’re defeated I’m running down the road We’ll go laughing surrounded by the water Looking up at the ending of our time High above a cloud the cold silver line Cracked the earth bound view, and all Steady minds are wrapped up in a winter And kneeling down before the fire Pale and bare the northern land covered in grey When the sun has disappeared under the wave The hours long and lonely Like a wreck under the sea

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released January 10, 2019

All songs written, recorded and performed by River Crombie.
Mastered by Dirk Simmig, Hamburg, Germany.
Cover art by Siggi.

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