Refraction & Redemption

by Kimwei

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1. Symphony For Happiness Verse 1 Age like a violin Rich in all 12 tones of Equalateral temperament. Give and resonate All the air's arranged in waves To cut right through your center stage Chorus I've watched your "Symphony For Happiness" grow and change You play like you've forgiven every note that you've arranged Oh, so age like a violin. Play like you’ve forgiven yourself. Verse 2 Breathe Four-hundred-and-forty; Receive it into your body; Let it age you like a violin. Got Seven sounds safe inside Invite the Five on the outside, in: Show all Twelve at your center stage. Chorus 2 I've watched your "Symphony For Happiness" grow and change You play like you've forgiven every note that you've arranged Oh, so Bridge Give & resonate x4 [vocalise] Give & resonate x4 Got seven sounds safe inside. Invite the five on the outside in. Cut right through / Show all twelve on your center stage x4 ‘Cause all the air’s arranged in waves. So breath four-hundred-and-forty Receive it into your body You play like you’ve forgiven yourself x4 Chorus 3 I've watched your "Symphony For Happiness" grow and change You play like you've forgiven every note that you've arranged Oh, so age like a violin. Play like you’ve forgiven yourself x2
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2. Beauty In Every Element Verse 1 I heard that your heart had broken, or at least that it’s not sure if it can keep with you anymore. I heard that you’re not so sure yourself – not so sure if you can endure yourself without yourself anymore. Chorus 1 I want you to know, When you see beauty in every element I see beauty in every element of you. And everything you are Is my proof that God exists. And every word you spoke that night is in my blood. Verse 2 My mind is not like yours; you cut the truth like diamonds from dirt, distill the world into a word. No, my mind is not like yours, but these are still my words and I hope that you’ve heard. Chorus 1 I want you to know, When you see beauty in every element I see beauty in every element of you. And everything you are Is my proof that God exists. And every word you spoke that night is in my blood. (Hmmm) Instrumental [vocalise] Bridge So, show the beauty in every element. Distill the world into a word. Cut the truth like diamons from the dirt. I see beauty in every element of you. Chorus 3 (2nd half only) And everything you are Is my proof that God exists. And every word you spoke that night is in my blood. (Hmmm)
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That Day 03:50
3. That Day Verse 1 I had a dream where today was That Day and all our friends were gathered ‘round where you lay without the pain. And I was telling everyone how I’d miss you, but it wasn’t a shame that you were gone because you’d wanted this for so long. Chorus If today was That Day then I’ve been planning what to say since I was seventeen and you were twenty-one. I’d hoped to be a-hundred-and-three or more on That Day. Verse 2 In my dream where today was That Day, I was reading out your poems to all our friends in your name. I was looking for you between your words, looking for me in everything you’d left behind. Chorus If today was That Day then I’ll just have to be ok without you. Although I’d hoped to be a-hundred-and-three or more on That Day. I’d be ok. Outro I won’t say stay, Although I’d hoped to be a-hundred-and-three or more. (so don’t go) So don’t go without being sure. Don’t go without being sure.
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4. The Best Thing It was time, that was all. I was done. And I’m sorry if you wish I’m still around, but don’t be sad that I’m gone, it’s the best thing that I could have done. I was only mad when I thought I could stay and live here one more day, but don’t be sad that I’m gone, it’s the best thing that I could have done. When you’re standing on that cliff Wondering whether you’ll fly or die, what no-one wants to tell you is either way you’re in the sky. You can take your life in your hands. You can give yourself a second chance Whether you wake up on the earth or somewhere else It’s still the best thing x3 And I’m free forever more And I wish you the same I wish you won’t blame me. but don’t be sad that I’m gone, it’s the best thing that I could have done. It was time, that was all. x4 It was time, that was all. I was done. And I’m sorry if you wish I’m still around, but don’t be sad that I’m gone, it’s the best thing that I’ve ever done x2
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6. Standing On The Edge Verse 1 I remember unraveling and I see that’s what you’re doing. I remember the void and the cracks in the void and the fractured mind I tried to control Pre-chorus 1 So you ask me what you should do and I know, just cause I know your name. Well we are nothing to each other, but we are the same. Chorus 1 I hope that you go to the edge of yourself someday and finally like the view. You’ll never know but I’m standing on the edge of myself for you. Verse 2 I remember that you’ve never done this before, and that you’re afraid. I am listening to your voice and the cracks in your voice as you tell me of the mind you’re trying to control. Pre-chorus 2 Chorus 2 Bridge I am watching and I am listening ‘cause it’s all I can do. You’ll never know but I’m standing on the edge of myself for you. Chorus 3 Outro You’ll never know but I’m standing on the edge of myself for you.
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7. My Heart Beats My heart beats to the rhythm of my mother’s, My heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my mother’s, My heart beats. When her pain falls on me When her anger runs through my veins Then I won’t say “That’s not me” ‘cause I know, my heart beats, my heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my mother’s, My heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my mother’s, My heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my father’s My heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my father’s My heart beats. When his pain falls on me When his violence runs through my veins Then I won’t say “That’s not me” ‘cause I know, my heart beats, my heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my father’s My heart beats. My heart beats to the rhythm of my father’s My heart beats.
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8. God From Mars Intro Now I wish there were a God, I wish there were a God I wish there were a God to ask forgiveness from. Verse 1 Oh my darkest stars! Send a God from Mars. Oh my darkest stars! Send a God from Mars. Chorus 1 Did you know, once upon a time we had one of our own who left for all we’ve done? Now I wish there were a God to ask forgiveness from. Verse 2 Oh my God from Mars, Wash away the blood. Soak it in your soil, like red oil Like red oil. Oh my God from Mars Chorus 2 Instrumental Bridge I don’t have an evil twin who does things in my name. No-one has an evil twin, we’ve no-one else to blame. Verse 3 It’s only us. It’s only us. In our God we trust, but it’s only us. It’s only us. Send a God from Mars Chorus 3 Did you know, once upon a time we had one of our own who left for all we’ve done? Now I wish there were a God, I wish there were a God I wish there were a God to ask forgiveness from.
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9. Negative Image Verse 1 Your absence like a pressure in the room. When we faced each other injuries appeared in mirror image. The depth of "You hurt me" matched the depth of "I'm sorry" And the (w)hole formed the shape and the size: The negative image of "I love you". Verse 2 Shadow cuts through me where the light used to split, Yet I am still the same recepticle. Fractured darkness. The ghost of "You hurt me" faced the ghost of "I'm sorry" And embraced her mirror image to form a framed Negative image of "I love you." Chorus 1 The ghosts of our shadows flutter over the moving darkness It grasps at solid land with fingertips of white. Then, in this eclipse of our differences Your outline, your outline meets mine. Instrumental (Chorus half length) Verse 3 You fit me, if I just cut out this piece to make you room. Now I grieve for all I lost to us, and without us The depth of "I miss you" matched the faded ghost of "I've lost myself" And all that's left are fractured shadows from The negative image of "I love you". Chorus 2 Bridge Look how much you've grown Parts of me have grown up with you Your absence like my reflection died I am still the same recepticle, refracting shadow (x2) Outro (over chorus chords): The ghost of "You hurt me" faced the ghost of "I'm sorry love" And embraced her mirror image to form a framed Negative image of "I love you." I love you.
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White Rose 07:24
10. White Rose Intro (1 time round chords) Verse 1 (chromatic harmony) "Love me all you want" you said "I am origami: beautiful and folded tight" I am biting my tongue where it once touched yours As you press your lips to a coloured cigarette Your lighter in your hand Pre-Chorus 1 Now I push the center of myself into my fingertips whenever we hold hands. I am pulling the center of my love up behind my eyes to look at you. Chorus 1 There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you Petals turn to paper when you say that you are folded origami And you've still got that lighter in your hand. Intro 2 Verse 2: If you say that smoke can be like silk Then petals can be like paper in my chest. Pre-Chorus 2 Chorus 2 Verse 3 (diatonic reharmonisation): Look what I grew for you Unfold your arms and take it Look what I grew for you Uncurl your hand and take it. Pre-Chorus 3 Chorus 3 There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you Even when you are folded There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you Even if you never come Bridge Even if you never come I get to keep my garden x4 Look what I grew for you Even if you are folded Look what I grew for you Even if you never come Outro There is a white rose uncurling in my chest for you Even if you never
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11. Send Me Your Prayer: V1 Send me your prayer: A bird just a few hours old. I've watched your crystal tears, Turn to diamond, turn to gold V2 Send me your prayer: A crystal dove that fractures light. I catch it in my breath. Your dawn breaks into mine. Chorus 1 We could have been each others saviors If we weren't already rising hand in hand Over the things we used to hide under, Touching feathers. Touching prayers. V3 Send me your prayer. With a prism in my hands and tilted vision. A dove against the sun Becomes a prism; becomes a prayer. Chorus 2 Now our prayers are touching feathers In the garden where we met. Here we can fly over the things we used to hide under Touching feathers. Touching prayers. V4 Send me your prayer. A prism in my hands. I catch you in my breath. Your dawn breaks into mine.
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12. I Can’t Buy This World Chorus 1 I can’t buy this world with gold, But it don’t matter ‘cause it’s mine to hold. Verse 1 I can’t buy the air I breathe. I can’t buy the trees. I can’t buy the deepest seas But it don’t matter, ‘cause they’re there for free. Verse 2 I can’t buy the ground below, the grass or the smell of spring. I can’t buy the sky above But it don’t matter, ‘cause it’s mine to love. Chorus 2 Verse 3 I can’t buy the life I lead I can’t buy me. I can’t buy this life I lead But it don’t matter, ‘cause it’s mine for free Outro It’s mine for free x2

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released August 23, 2014

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