Funeral Kid EP

by Flower Face

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released October 15, 2014

all songs written/recorded/produced by ruby mckinnon aka flower face


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Track Name: Funeral Kid
see the lights on in the city
see the faces in the clouds?
you've got an open heart in a one way street
you can't turn it around

see the lights out in the city?
means the storm is on it's way
i've got enough light for the morning
got enough in me to say

i was wrong
i was wrong about the way the world will end
thought i was strong
thought at least that i could pretend
all the words you say to me
when i'm crying on the phone
i've got these demons crawling in my chest
they won't leave me alone
and i'm struggling just to stay alive
and i miss you every day
put all my love into my funeral kid
and they're taking him away

we can talk about it if you want
if you've got something to say
lost all my quarters in this payphone
just to hear your voice today

oh, my darling's made of ashes
oh, my darling's got no eyes
but i think that i could love him
if i really tried

you were right
you were right that i am lost inside myself
for just one night
at your hands, the highest high i've ever felt
all the words you say to me
beside me in my bed
while these demons are knocking at my door
they want to shoot us dead
i won't let you run away
i can't miss you for so long
i left my heart in the hands of my funeral kid
and i don't know where he's gone
Track Name: September
pull the curtains shut and go back to bed
can't kill the blinding light inside my head
almost wanted to kill myself but i'd rather stay alive

numb the panic in our bones, we go back to school
spent summer sinking to the bottom of swimming pools
you know i've got a thousand places on my mind
but i'd rather be with you

if you don't want to stay
then we can go
i've got two bus tickets and a burning faith that we'll get out of here somehow
and if i let you down
just let me know
i can leave you alone i can find my way home i just hoped you'd stay around

pull the curtains shut and go back to bed
can't hear over the beating drum inside my head
i'm sorry for the phone calls and backseat dreams
i just hoped you'd come around

you wore a new shirt and your hair was clean
spent a night outside our heads, tried to sleep at cocaine speed
i almost wanted to hold your hand but i can't stop falling down

all those sleepy daydreams
all those late night cabarets
hold me til it's over
i don't want to go home, i don't want to grow up
i just want to stay awake with you
Track Name: Foxes and Sunflowers
down to the river where the birds fly low
and you sail away on the sunset glow
to the cemetery where your lover sleeps
where the sunflowers grow and the foxes weep

will you meet me there at the break of day
when the tides rise up and the birds fly away?
little soldier, little sun, little blue eyed wolf
sing to the mercy of the sky above

down through the forest to the clear blue stream
where the foxes hunt but are never seen
parting water and sky, see what you've become
and the sunflowers bow to your kingdom come

and we run to the beat of the sunset drum
through the poisoned fields of the midnight sun
there are ghosts in the air they can smell your fear
better run for your life as the night draws near
Track Name: Opulent Desires
can't get up without the thought of you
can't get off without the thought of you
Track Name: Morbid Fascination
sixteen, sixteen
holding out for something
we were clean cut kids in the world alone

we wear our bruises on the best of days
they keep us on the run
holding hands in the storm til the world comes undone

(keeps me on the run)

got a morbid fascination and we're not afraid to die
got a morbid fascination and we know we're gonna die
Track Name: Denouement
you keep a bible next to your bed
to burn the evil thoughts from your head
count the good days one by one
god, how wicked we've become

if somebody's coming for me
i'm ready to fight
with clenched fists and broken teeth
i've been up all night
and if death is waiting for me
i'm ready to go
there's no heaven above me,
no bitter end below

your walls are filled with posters of girls you wish you knew
sad songs on the record player next to you
cut your hair off, change your name
but inside, darling, you're still the same

these needles in your bloodstream
and bruises on your arms
you're a pale white painter's canvas
i've never seen a heart like yours
i wrote your wedding song
and watched her throw her bouquet
i'd write my own funeral hymn
and watch you dance all day

there's no beauty in dying
we just carry on
all rivers drain to the ocean
and all oceans bring us home
we live in a world of street signs
and traffic lights
and words like "forgive me,
nothing feels like home tonight."

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