Alameda Hooky

by Bobby Dunne

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released May 31, 2014

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Track Name: Stolen Moments
Cut down every fence in hope your memory’d slip away
A cold wire, baptized
Just one night remains I almost see you there, your shirt
Hangs open, leave all the lights on.

Into the night we tumble and cry out
All of our fears and longing fingers
Caught in your hair I’m longing for air
And what only you give me and so I

Chorus:
Breathe through your mouth
Sweat out the doubts
You’re full in my hands, hold me down
I'm no longer numb
beneath your tongue
I move into your every sound

I cup my hands beneath the faucet hold it to your lips
Your cheeks brush my fingertips
Only four more hours but still I lay beneath your fire
Tied up with you but feel undone

The cold of the car seat the clench of my heart
My secret hope the car won’t start
Part of me’s still there in the calm of your room
Part of me aches for the day I won’t have to leave you

Chorus

Bridge:
I’m tingling from you still
From your flesh and the thrill
I’d steal your every moment
Don’t let me go
But the whiskeys burn is old
I’m starting to go cold
With every passing moment
Don’t let me go
But from the refuge of my mistakes
I’ll count the bones beneath my face
I’ll forget you
Track Name: Montreal
Verse:
Snow begins
Put your hands on my skin
I’ll keep you warm
All through the storm

But the heat of your breath I feel it
on my neck, you could always melt
a piece of me no matter how cold.
It feels outside.

The world’s lost in white
But what’s not to like?
When the trees disappear
Only your face is clear

Gently full
that’s when I
feel the pull,
feel the pull,
I want to stay,
I want to stay forever

Chorus 1:
But I need to go
I’ll wade through the snow
Til I’m lost on the outside as well
My mind is a flood
World frozen as my blood
And the words that were poison in your ears.

I was cautious but cruel
Gentle but a fool
To think the path would lay straight
Away from you.
So now I concede
That I long to bleed
For the one that I left
In the cold.

Verse:
If I had to bet I never would have guessed
You’d regret
It pains me to hear
To watch you disappear
though I push away you with my hands.

Were we a fit?
It felt like it on your lips
But if the wages of our love
pay just nickels and dimes
and what can we buy but a handful of bitter words

To throw in each others face, how I
Wish I could trace the curve of you
with my hands but I’ve other plans
our time it has slipped away.

Chorus 2:
I need to go
I’ll wade through the snow
Til the blood fails my hands and my feet.

Though it weighs on your mind
You committed no crime
But to shelter yourself from the storm

So the blame on your lips
Let it die with my kiss goodbye
And kill the shame you wear like a crown

Cause you’re not the queen
And now there’s no need
To call
Track Name: Under the Midnight Sun
The day begins and ends in flame
But here that place is one and same
And the shadows never tire

But the river can’t dream about the snow
With the sun spinning over its head
It can’t remember how the cars drove over

Chorus:
Won’t let my thoughts catch up to me
Think I can stay numb
If I just stay up
Under the midnight sun

The ground is frozen
For one hundred feet below
Summer forget to tell the ice to melt

Muddy water got it’s fingers deep in the stone
Between a million years of mountains
That slipped beneath the ground

Chorus

Bridge:
The miles pile up behind
A wall I hope to never climb
Can I bury myself up north?

Chorus
Track Name: Bed of Pine
The city lights will learn their worth
They’re like stars burning here on the earth
And birds begin to crowd the tree tops

They wonder why the water rises
Soon the bay will cover every bridge
reflected in the flood
the moon begins to turn to blood

Azrael's call breaks the chains on our feet
It’s hard to walk as the sun and gravity grow weaker.
And all the dead begin to speak.

Something like a dome covers the sky
And eye covered wheels roam the night
My brothers too betrayed
The priest's forgotten how to pray

Angels carry away the dying
Throats full of trumpets, wings are sighing
Our flesh is called unto the clay
As the world begins to fall away.

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But our love is just awakening
You hold my arm in the fog it is so nice
We catch the sight of headlights sweep
But the light doesn’t reach where we lay.
On a bed of pine we dream of the kiss
That’ll leap like fire from our lips
And the storm scatters from us until there’s only quiet.

We close our eyes but cannot sleep
The scythes have fallen and begun to reap
The streets where all our bullets lay
The minefields where the children play.

Their shadows grow we hear the scream
Of creatures no ones ever heard or seen
We shiver in the deepest cold
We beg the sun to not withhold

The warning fires begin to dim
The earth peels back reveals the rusted skin
Of beasts that for 2,000 years
Have hungered for the blood of man.

Ultra violence in my childrens' eyes
A tunnel through the frantic night
I wore my countries sins like a badge of gold
Against my skin they felt so cold.

Chorus:
But our love is just awakening
You hold my arm in the fog it is so nice
We catch the sight of headlights sweep
But the light doesn’t reach where we lay.
On a bed of pine we dream of the kiss
That’ll leap like fire from our lips
And the storm scatters from us until there’s only quiet.
Track Name: When I Met You
Verse:
The abandoned house when I was young
me and my brothers threw a brick through the plate glass window.
It landed on a bed that’s not used no more
the glass and the streetlights make
constellations on the bedroom floor.
That’s how it was on that clear August night
that’s how your eyes crashed through me

They’re playing our favorite song
we’re out on the floor
I’m thinking about when I first met you…

Pre-chorus x2:
Well your glass is empty
they’ve brought the music down low
the way the light falls on your face
come on let’s steal back home.

Chorus:
And you’ve got so much soul
I saw you met the devil
at the crossroads
and you stole his bag
you robbed him blind
the devils going home
empty handed tonight.

Verse:
The sky was gray, I heard the thunder sound
You drove over the mountain
When I was feeling down.

but every mile I go
can’t tell if I’m going downhill
think I’ll curl up beneath your windowsill

Counting our every fight
Counting our every late night
I tried to save you some of what’s left
Of me

They’re playing our favorite song
still out on the road
I start thinking about when I first met you.

Pre-chorus x2:
Well your glass is empty
they’ve brought the music down low
the way the light falls on your face
come on let’s steal back home.

Chorus:
And you’ve got so much soul
I saw you met the devil
at the crossroads
and you stole his bag
you robbed him blind
the devils going home
empty handed tonight.
Yes you stole his bag
You robbed him blind
Oh the devils going home
Empty handed tonight.

Verse:
I’m strumming our favorite song
In the middle of the night
I’m thinking about
I’m thinking about you
I’m thinking about

Ending:
You in your summer dress
bare feet in the grass
your hair held back with the wind
and ten thousand miles of May doesn’t have the life you do
You’ve got your head held high
your eyes hold the light
I swear I’ve never seen the sun
shine so bright.

And you’re something holy
I can barely name
tongues of fire on the rooftops
raising up the lame
You’re something holy
And I will always see you

When they were playing our favorite song
We were out on the floor