lyrics for The Well
(all songs by M Reilly 2012)

To Seal My Love

Rode a ribbon of wind out west
The silver bird flew over canyons
Left my home left my nest
To seal my love

Take me to a sandy shore
Follow steps out to an island
Lay me down under a cliff
To seal my love

He's never a stranger
Even when the bloom falls from the mountain
I only know where he lies
I am forever wrapped around him

Walk among the hollow reed
Crimson branches fill the sky
And when it's heavy plant your feet
To seal my love

He's never a stranger
Even when the bloom falls from the mountain
I only know where he lies
I am forever wrapped around him

The Lady of Leitrim

The lady of Leitrim is free
Watching the ships sail
On the swirling crests of the sea
The lady of Leitrim is free

The Burren is still tonight
Under a starry sky
And the nettle that grows on the vine
The Burren is still tonight

The well, the well so overgrown
The truth of her never known

God bless the child who waits
With a heartache and fist full of fire
For the embers always remain
God bless the child who waits

The well, the well so overgrown
The truth of her never known

The lady of Leitrim is free
Watching the ships sail
On the swirling crests of the sea
Into the river east

The well, the well so overgrown
The truth of her never known

Little Angel

Little angel pass slow
This is the time to know you now
Sleeping late for a while
Under a wind

This is the best you been
Riding on a wing
Over and under the moon

An arrow to my heart
Shot me out to sea
Floating in the dark
With water all around me

Little baby, swing low
Sweet sweet familiar wing
Sleeping late for a while
Under a wind

An arrow to my heart
Dropped me to my knees
Crawling in the dark
To find what's left of me

A dagger to my heart
Cut me like a weed
Crawling in the dark
To find what's left of me

Sew The Threads Into Your Heart

Sew the threads into your heart
Get back to what you started
You're out of the darkness now
You run with love

Buried underneath the tree
All the words you wrote to me
You're in the freezing cold
So old, so old with love

The time to run has passed
All the leaves will fall
The night is nigh
And the readiness is all, love


Throw It Out

Foolishness, your conscience
Dreams aren't real
He is gone, moving on
Wants to be alone

I wish I could take all of your mistakes
I'd throw them out the window

There are three truths
And the first one is
Whatever it is, it is
And the second one's his
He feels abandoned
He says he doesn't love you
And he wants to be alone

And the third one is
Stop lying, start living
Be strong and move on
I want to believe
You're not going to chase
After someone who doesn't want you

Remember it's true
He left me too

You've been running around
Trying to make sense of it
Trying to make everybody else proud
And those little babies
They're living in crazy
And designing their hearts
With all of it

Whatever makes you doubt
Throw it out, throw it out
I want to believe you're not going to chase
And live your life in slow motion

Remember it's true
He left me too

Under The Waves

One day he will see that I was never his
And he'll let me be
I left when I was so young
To put miles between

I have been here before
I don't want to
Revisit your crippled heart

You loved me when I was nineteen
But now I'm a lady
And ladies don't talk to crazy men
Especially when we have babies

I have been here before
I don't want to
Revisit your crippled heart

Get it together take care of yourself
And when you need another ear
Please call someone else

The Rise and Fall of Sleep

In a room so quiet
Pad the floor to see
Little one lay sleeping comfortably

I just wanna lie awake
And never let it break

Listen to her breathing
Pull the sheet up tight
A sigh across her lips in the night

I just wanna lie awake
And never let the bough break

3am's a bad dream
Come to me
I will sing you softly back to sleep

I just wanna lie awake
And never let the bough break

lyrics for Let your Ghost Go
(all songs by M Reilly 2006)

On a Plane

It had just started out like any other day
I awoke singing your song and thought of all I would do
Before I left home
I am on a plane flying away from here

I can walk these empty halls
Like a maze only my sister knows
To your room lit by a view of Fanore by the sea
Where you're always with me
I am on a plane flying away from here

Boy as a Bird

Boy in the shape of a bird came down at night
And took a long dark stretch of Mississippi mile
Oh whatever made you so tired, we all get tired

I remember playing our first show above Jack's Food Store
So late that it was morning with the windows open
And you were sitting on the floor

Oh whatever made you so tired, we all get tired

Maybe tomorrow I don't know I'll drive down that road
Under a long line of stars to where your car overturned
If Shawn comes to find you lying in a field of stone
He won't really see you so he thinks your not gone
Oh whatever made you so tired, whatever made you so tired

Nightime

I made the first move and became the grace
The girl in my dreams I fit the place
For a night I know what's mine
Better keep moving on

I sometimes wait to speak with sweet bitter ears and never ever want nothing
But to disappear
For my life I know what's right
You better keep praying
And watch out for nightime
Turn around it's coming up from behind

Tropic of Cancer

Dear Dad how's it been
Doing fine but it's cold at night
Oh you seen my hair
And you're alright yea you're alright

Yes, she's fine made it to the city gonna make
All her dreams come true but she says
I can't find a man
Well I said a good man is hard to find this time
You'd be proud of me

Had another dream you were sleeping
Roses bloom and fade and you never see them
So it is you say
And you're alright yea you're alright
Goddamn on me

Let your Ghost Go

I always hoped we'd meet
You'd be singing on stage about your home in Dublin
And everything that you'd sing would have some kind of beautiful meaning

Just let your ghost go and think with me
How could all these people love you
Must have been something in the way he'd sing because he gave everything

A voice that's like a dream drenched in light and tears admits all your suffering
Wild wind's gonna carry you to a mountaintop
Hold your head up high like it's all you got

Just let your ghost go and think with me
How could all these people love you
Must have been something in the way he'd sing
Because he gave everything

Blackhearted

And so she left kept it inside
But wanted to stay real bad
It's another day I must live on as mad

And so she drove driven to the edge of a river blackhearted I'll live
No more to yell she saw me fell
The river's not deep enough to drown
And so she left

The Husband

Way down inside lies a truth
Good things never stay gold so live what your memory leaves you
And if you're afraid don't fall away
Talk to me I am here
And will always be

We stay side by side our hearts forever in time
Listen close and you'll hear your heart beating with mine
Wanting so long for someone so true
All of my life dark as the night until
I found you

Lyrics from Arc of Tessa
(all songs by M Reilly 2003)

Girl

This girl I knew cried so much her eyes fell out
And when she'd stop she'd spin around not knowing what was about
I heard her crying underneath a tree
Eyes all swollen and she couldn't see that little boy
He lied so much his mouth fell off

I heard him lying lying underneath a tree
They joined forces now one can't talk and one can't see

With You

I was thinking tonight with you standing behind me
Best place for you is right next to me
Won't you come I wanna be place your hands around me

And since the start I've been wild fostering nothing at all but this desire
I want you close I want you near want you to be the one who says what I long to hear
I might be young but I know the same

Won't you come love I wanna be
Won't you come lay down beside me now I want to be with you tonight
Place your hands all around me yea
I want to be with you tonight

Cease to Start

Hard to get hard again
From straight to strong comes up to smart
Whether they're the same thing or not at all

To this because you cease to start
You give then you get and you give again
But he never got that part

This is the same eye that sees two pairs of the same thing
One of them looks a lot like you and the other I can't name

Horse

Put me in a gallery and I'll lock my knees to sleep
Just inches short of procreation I am not a battlefield
Like a horse
Tired but moving I am strong but not warlike or anything at all

The shape of my metal lips and the tar that surrounds it
I'll beat and surface the heat

Tinytown

All these people never let you in placed here in the place you are sitting
You cry yourself to sleep almost every night and your worries come
From the beginning
You know you can always ignore them not talk and keep the door shut
Or open up a little wider and try to swim around in tiny town

This something's spitting something else out
Time to make a change
Though I played the part I'll learn to start to say
I won't stay

Two Chairs

Lips, hips and eyes of old
I want to see you when you're golden
Spread thin like your blue sheets
I've seen you a hundred times over

Keep growing up I want to see it
Keep growing old I want to see it
And I know you don't like country but I'm still gonna sing it

Annie B

Man in my dreams you've been sitting there for a long time
Tell me if you're tired I'll wait
Hopeless it seems overlooking heartfelt disaster
Wondering if you're up this late

Looking out for me a part of giving up myself for something I need
Is it the thing that makes me so unhappy
Am I just giving you my last word

He Is

Coming up to meet you at the gates
I'm hard to recognize been living under ice
And all my time spent is like doing nothing
And weak compared to all the things that you do
He's like a light

The dark part came before the dawn I stayed home
Sure fire way to find you is by thinking I can beat you
Answering calls with every breath just wanted you to skip the rest

He's like a light
Ample and grey
Comes down at night to sleep with the 'scapes

Arc of Tessa

Tell her about the dress because it almost made me sick
And it's been seven years since I passed on with days of lacking that man
Lack is the lightest word I can use to describe his absence
And light is the only thing I can make myself know to keep from crying

Tell her about the dress I fear I might be dying
I changed my bed almost fourteen times and invented small trades to occupy my time
I know that she'll be gone and I won't have those red ruby lips
From the moment I was born in my sweet anti-anticipation

It's been nine years since I passed on with days of lacking that man
Lack is the lightest word I can use to describe his absence
But light is the only thing I can make myself know to keep from dying

I've made a strong heart moving things with rocks in it
And all the color I lived and love so deep
Gone are the days of living when you get old
And I love you my arc of Tessa

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"Sew the Threads Into Your Heart"

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