Blake Luley
Musician + Composer

Lyrics

Ajnabi- Swimming In Sunlight

 

1. Ditmars

You are spots of light and color/swimming across my eyes/when I first step into darkness/You are as real as the memory of day/Couldn't convince you to stay

You took my sunshine away/You took my light

You are a candle falling apart,/floating in the middle of the sea/as I stand at the humid shoreline/You are as real as ships sailing away/Couldn't convince you to stay

You took my sunshine away/You took my light

2. Blackberry Pie

Gloria, hold my hand through the worst part/I'll go down, pick some blackberries from the porch/I bet it's warm in Georgia/There's always someone to hold you tight/When your brother scares you in the middle of the night

I wish I was in Atlanta/Feeling everything for the first time

Julius, remember Olympics in '96?/Before David died,/when the world was bright/God was on our side,/our guiding light

I wish I was in Atlanta/Feeling everything for the first time

3. Lonesome You

There will be no one to hold your hand and tell you it's right/Nothing to harsh the glow of day after night/There will be nothing to shield your eyes when the world is too bright

Just you, lonesome you/Swimming in the sunlight

There will be no certain truth of a well lived life/Some sense of relief that it was worth the fight/There will be no one to hold your hand and guide you out of the night

Just you, lonesome you/Swimming in the sunlight

And when you're weightless/and light is surrounding you/It will surely be blinding

4. A Reason To Leave

You said "this ain't so bad after all"/ I said "maybe now I'd feel full"/I held your hand/And you looked twice/My eyes are tired/And I shaved my beard/You might not recognize me/I had a hard time trying to leave/You were my everything/Now I fall asleep to the sound of a train

I tried hard not to let go when you let go/I held on years in hope, you know?/I wasn't always this graceless, but I waited/And I waited for you

Been drowning your voice out of my ears/Been drowning myself here/I was never good at leaving home/But it wasn't home without you/You might not recognize me/I misplaced myself inbetween/I was your everything/Now I fall asleep to the sound of a train

I tried hard not to let go when you let go/I held on years in hope, you know?/I wasn't always this graceless, but I waited/And I waited for you

5. Rid

I want to sail away to sea/Rid the darker part of me/All I want is to feel free/Shed the weight and let it leave/I want to sail away to sea/Rid the darker part of me/I'll sail away to sea/Become a feather-like me

6. Dead Frogs

Coke and peaches, my teeth will surely stain/Oh, my sweetness, I have y'all to blame

Just let me swim in the sunlight

Fake flowers now glitter on your grave/Take my heart, the good parts, the rest erase

Just let me swim in the sunlight

We'd play in the grass, I'd probably pee in your pool/and pick dead frogs out of the water/The sun is setting now and the lights are underwater

Just let me swim in the sunlight

7. Thundercloud

Stretch me thin /Muscle tough skin/It wears me out /Kiss me then/Tear soaked chin/What's it about?/Well, where you been?/My lonely friend,/My thundercloud/soaked in sin 

Hold me when I'm underwater/Someway, somewhere to start again 

My heart descends/My soft bones bend/Wind'll take me away/I'm melting thin/My lonely friend/Don't let me stay/soaked in sin 

Hold me when I'm underwater/Someway, somewhere to start again

8. Out Of Focus

I want life out of focus,/soften it's edges/I want time out of synch/Stretched out, shrunk down/I want life out of focus,/soften it's edges

What am I supposed to do with this?/I'm supposed to get used to it?/A puzzle where the pieces used to fit./Gnarly and blinding, the days leave me naked/like a boy in the doctors office

I float away to get through the day/I'm supposed to be the one who's brave/Truth is, I've always been afraid/Gnarly and blinding, the days leave me naked/like a boy in the doctors office

I want life out of focus,/soften it's edges

9. All I Need

All the things we say/to soften the blow/to soothe the soul/All the places/we call a home/when we're all alone/All I need is your love for me

All the faces/we wear right through/afraid to be true/All the things/we do to feel complete/and without need/I still need your love for me

My love flows like blood through my veins/My love glows like the edge of fire/blurring against the night

10. For Aviva

Love is true not when new,/but when worn out and crude/and you can't help but know/it's truly inside of you.