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A Perfect Sonnet by Bright Eyes Album : Every Day and Every Night Submitted by : Kate Corrected by : melissa Artist

: Bright Eyes Title : A Perfect Sonnet ----------------Lately I've been wishing I had one desire Something that would make me never want another Something that would make it so that nothing matters All would be clear then But I guess I'll have to settle for a for a few brief moments And watch it all dissolve into a single second And try to write it down into a perfect sonnet Or one foolish line Cause that's all that you'll get So you'll have to accept You are here and then you're gone But I believe that lovers should be chained together Thrown into the ocean in the worst of weather Left there to drown Left there to drown in their innocence But as for me I'm coming to the final chapter I read all of the pages and there's still no answer Only all that was before I know must soon come after That's the only way it can be So I stand in the sun And I breathe with my lungs Trying to spare me the weight of the truth Saying everything you've ever seen was just a mirror You've spent your whole life sweating in an endless fever And laying in a bathtub full of freezing water Wishing you were a ghost But once you knew a girl and you named her "Lover" Danced with her in kitchens through the greenest summer But autumn came, she disappeared, you can't remember Where she said she was going to But you know that she's gone Cause she left you a song That you don't want to sing Singing, I believe that lovers should be chained together Thrown into a fire with their songs and letters Left there to burn Left there to burn in their arrogance But as for me I'm coming to my final failure I've killed myself with changes trying to make things better

And ended up becoming something other than what I had planned to be All right I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers And laid entwined together on a bed of clovers Left there to sleep Left there to dream of their happiness Something Vague by Bright Eyes Album : Fevers & Mirrors Submitted by : Veronica Corrected by : agh Now and again it seems worse than it is, but mostly the view is accurate. You see your breath in the air as you climb up the stairs to that coffin you call your apartment. And you sink in your chair, brush the snow from your hair and drink the cold away. And you're not really sure what you're doing this for but you need something to fill up the days. A few more hours. There's a dream in my brain that just won t go away. It's been stuck there since it came a few nights ago And I m standing on a bridge in the town where I lived as a kid with my mom and my brothers. And then the bridge disappears and I m standing on air with nothing holding me. And I hang like a star, fucking glow in the dark, for all those starving eyes to see, like the ones we ve wished on. But now I m confused. Is this death really you? Do these dreams have any meaning? No. No, I think it's more like a ghost that's been following us both. Something vague that we're not seeing, something more like a feeling. Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh by Bright Eyes Album : Fevers & Mirrors Submitted by : Kate Corrected by : Kayhlee

The phone slips from a loose grip. Words were missed then some apology like I didn t want to tell you this it s just some guys she has been hanging out with oh I don t know the past couple of weeks I guess. Thank you and hang up the phone. Let the funeral start. Hear the casket close. Let s pin split-black ribbon onto your overcoat. Still laughter pours from under doors in this house. I don t understand that sound no more. It seems artificial like a T.V. set. Haligh, Haligh, Haligh, Haligh this weight it must be satisfied. You offer only one reply. You know not what you do. But you tear and tear your hair from roots. From that same head you have twice removed a lock of hair you said would prove our love would never die. Well ha ha ha. But I remember everything the words we spoke on freezing South street. And all those morning watching you get ready for school. You combed your hair inside that mirror. The one you painted blue and glued with jewelry tears. Something about those bri ght colors always made you feel better. So now we speak with ruined tongues and the words we say aren t meant for anyone. It s just a mumbled sentence to a passing acquaintance but there was once you said you hated my suffering and you understood and you d take care of me. You would always be there, well where are you now? Haligh, Haligh, Haligh, Haligh, the plans were never finalized but left to hang like yarn and twine dangling before my eyes. As you tear and te ar your hair from roots, from that same head that you have twice removed a lock of hair you said would prove our love would never die. As I sing and sing of awful things, the pleasure that my sadness brings as my fingers press onto the strings you get another clumsy chord. Haligh, Haligh, an awful lie. This weight will now be satisfied. I will give you only one reply, I know not who I am but I talk in the mirror to the stranger that appears. Our conversations are circles and always one sided, nothing is clear. Except we keep coming back to this meaning that I lack. He says the choices were given and now I must live them or just not live, but do you want that?

Sunrise, Sunset by Bright Eyes Album : Fevers & Mirrors Submitted by : Kate Corrected by : Jonny van der Raadt Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset Swiftly go the days Sunrise, sunset, you wake up then you undress It always is the same The sunrise and a sun sets You are lying while you confess Keep trying to explain The sunrise and the sun sets You realize and then you forget What you have been trying to retain But everybody knows it's all about the things That get stuck inside of your head Like the songs your roommate sings Or a vision of her body as she stretches out on your bed you raise her hands in the air Ask her 'When was the last time you looked in the mirror? Cause you've changed, yeah, you've changed The sunrise, the sunset, you're hopeful and then you regret The circle never breaks With a sunrise and sunset, there's a change of heart or address Is there nothing that remains? For a sunrise or a sunset, you're manic or you re depressed Will you ever feel ok? For a sunrise or a sunset, your lover is an actress Did you really think she'd stay? For a sunrise or a sunset, you're either coming or you just left But you're always on the way Towards a sunrise or a sunset, a scribble or a sonnet They are really just the same To the sunrise or the sunset, the master and his servant Have exactly the same fate It s a sunrise and a sunset, from a cradle to a casket There is no way to escape The sunrise or the sunset, hold your sadness like a puppet Keep putting on the play But everything you do is leading to the point Where you just won t know what to do And the moment that you're laughing There is someone there who will be laughing louder than you So it s true, the trick is complete You've become everything you said you never would be You re a fool, you're a fool Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset The sunrise and the sun sets Sunrise, sunset, the sunrise, the sun sets The sunrise, the sun sets Sunrise, sunset, go home to your apartment Put the cassette in the tape deck and let that fever play Sunrise, sunset, where are you, Arienette? Where are you, Arienette?

Devil In The Details by Bright Eyes Album : Digital Ash in a Digital Urn Submitted by : moderator, Jaclyn Corrected by : A house of cards... the supple heart is not a place to dwell. Now you have your cake. Don't hesitate. Come on and just do it. Come on, just do it. Put it in your mouth. There is only now. Tomorrow has to wait. But know there's no backing out. This is gonna be reality. Y ou can never dream it down. I have no way of telling the two apart. Well, I made amends in the general sense... But the devil's in the details. And I know the cost, and I wanna stop... But I can't do it. I just can't do it. There was love I meant. There were accidents. So tell me which is which cause I just can't work it out. But for memory and clarity, we had better write it down. I have no way of knowing the truth with time...dissolves... I put the past into the ground. I saw the future as a cloud. If there's still time to turn around, I'm going to. It's just, one day I fell asleep... And all day, all night I dream I am the first one I deceive if I can make myself believe the rest is easy. Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And Be Loved) by Bright Eyes Album : Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Submitted by : God Corrected by : bengt Well the animals laugh From the dark of the wilderness A baby cries hard In an apartment complex As I pass in a car Buried under the influence The cities driving me out

of my mind I've seen a child he's caught In the sad trap of gravity He falls from the lowest Branch of the apple tree And lands in the grass And weeps for his dignity Next time he will not aim so high Yeah, next time neither will I Now, a mother takes loans out Sends her kids off to colleges Her family's reduced To names on a shopping list While a coroner kneels Beneath the great wooden crucifix He knows there s worse things than being Alone. And so I ve learned to retreat At the first sign of danger I mean, why wait around if It s just to surrender And ambition I ve found Can lead only to failure I do not read the reviews No I am not singing for you [Woo] Well I stood droppin' a coin Into the pit of a well And I would throw my whole billfold If I thought it would help With all these wishes I make I should buy something real At least a telephone Call home Well my teachers they built This retaining wall of memory All those multiple choices I answered so quickly And And But And got my grades back forgot just as easily at least I got an A so I don t have them to blame

Well I should stop pointing fingers Reserve my judgment Of all those public action figures And cowboy presidents So loud behind the bull-horns So proud they can t admit When they ve made a mistake

While poison ink spews From a speech writers pen He knows he don t have to say it So it don't bother him Honesty accuracy It s just popular opinion And the approval ratings high And so someone s gonna die Well ABC NBC CBS bullshit They give us fact or fiction I guess an even split And each new act of war's tonight's entertainment We're still the pawns in their game As they take eye for an eye Until no one can see We must stumble blindly forward Repeating history Well I guess we all fit into that slogan On your fast food marquee Red blooded white skinned and oh the blues Oh and the blues I got the blues that s me Well I awoke in relief My sheets and tubes were all tangled Weak from whiskey and pills In a Chicago hospital And my father was there In a chair by the window Starin so far away I tried talking just whispered So sorry so selfish He stopped me and said Child, I love you regardless There nothing you could do That would ever change this I m not angry, it happens But you just can t do it again And so now I try to keep up I been exchanging my currency While a million objects Pass though my periphery Now I m rubbin' my eyes 'Cause they're starting to bother me I been staring too long at the screen But where was it when I first heard That sweet sound of humility It came to my ears in the Goddamned loveliest melody How grateful I was then To be part of the mystery To love and to be loved

Lets just hope that is enough

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