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INFINITY PLUS

 

FORMAT YEAR LABEL CATALOG # COUNTRY
CD 1999 A Different Drum ADDCD 1055 US

TRACKS | LYRICS

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TRACKS:

01.Darkest Thoughts

02.Opal

03.Foreign

04.Temple

05.Vale

06.Lapse

07.The Difference

08.Affliction

09.Sequel

10.Far From My Heart*

11.Beginning to Unwind

12.Foreign (alternate)

13.Lapse (alternate)

 

All music & words by N. Nicoll

Except * words by E. Keldsen

 

LYRICS:

Darkest Thoughts

I'm sorry I have to tell you
But things here are not the same
And even though we still believe you
I, we, you, are victims of this change

We wanted to spare the expense
And the consequence
You've become holes in the memory
Cracks in the hourglass, draining our days

When I think about breathing
I forget how to breathe
I wake up on the floor and
I think about leaving

When I think about you
It is all that I need
I forget about breathing
And I start to breathe

You've become
A part of our darkest thoughts
Cut from the morning
Fall to the earth

Our highest hopes
Brought to a rest
Brought to an end
Brought to this


Opal

Panic fills my glass
To overflow at last
Drowning faint ideas
Until the shock can pass

I am tracing the bluest vein
Through a curve in her skin
Spreading like wings
Through a curve in her skin

I watch through the reddest eyes
Even in the rise and fall of here sigh
Through a curve in her skin

I've seen pictures of you
That make me pause
Even though you've aged
I still feel lost


Foreign

Maybe it ends today
These unraveling words
A pause and a moment
We are foreign

I am lost in the thought
I am tired of the game
Is that all that remains of
Have I become a slave of

Every dream that I bought
That you promised to sell
Is that all that remains of
The binding and chains of

Maybe it ends today
These unraveling words
I find my courage and
We are foreign

Divided again
Turning a corner
A moment and then
We are foreign

I am lost in the thought
I am tired of the game
Is that all that remains of
Have I become a slave of

Every dream that I bought
That you promised to sell
Is that all that remains of
The binding and chains of

I know you don't remember me
Or what it was we used to have
And if you do, its not the same
We are not the same

I know you can't conceive
of what it was we almost had
and if you can, its not the same
we are not the same


Temple

Make me believe again
I've built a life out of sacrifice
And its a temple to waste
A place where I hide
The fractions of daylight
I thought would survive

Tell me the truth again
I have nothing to say and I
Want to be whole again
After this life built of second sight
Its falling like rain
These thorns in my side
Are all I can feel
when our seconds collide

Make me believe again
because I can't see the sky and I
Want to be whole again
Because I don't think our afterlife
Is something I need
A night without sleep
Is all I remember
Is all I can keep


Vale

You should be here with me
Under this starless sky
We built in secrecy
We built to fail

all of this faith that I've
locked up inside of you
waiting in secrecy
tearing this vale

On days when I'm
Needing you
In words that I'm
Sifting through

Your confession, your sudden truths
Why must they follow in the wake of
A teardrops bloom

Your depression is more than proof
That all my days have gone into
A life consumed

You should be here with me
Counting the precious few
Watching the colors change
Seeing the moment through

Let me see the evidence of youth
You haven't lost to the world of
Love's abuse

Your depression is more than proof
That all my days have gone into
A life consumed

Day, life


Lapse

Somewhere a light
Goes out on two lives
Rain starts to fall
Almost on cue

Seconds will pass
That could have been ours
Fall on this shore
Where we should be
Listening to the voice in my head
Where we should be
Cursing the clouds instead

Why are we left
Sifting through ashes
A permanent lapse
Is all that we'll ever find

Somewhere a sun
Sets on two live
Forever ends
Like and ordinary day

Somewhere a door
Closes on two lives
Silence is all-
Almost on cue
A permanent lapse
Is more than we'll ever know


The Difference

I hang up the phone
Like the death of a dream
Your voice still sounding in my ears

I think of you
And the voice has a face, and two arms, two lips
And I wish that the conversation won't stop

The difference between us has grown every day
Once we were flawless, once we were one
The distance between us has taken you away
The difference between us

The receiver clicks
But the dialogue in my head grows think
From the alcohol or you or both
I'm breaking down now I am broken

The difference between us has grown every day
Once we were flawless, once we were one
The distance between us has taken you away
The difference between us

We never stop to breath
We need to hesitate
We need to keep from waking up


Affliction

I am watching you
With undeniable admiration
I hear every word
Of your language
In some ways unfamiliar
The translation is sometimes
Blurred

That's not the only problem
And solutions are too few
Am I supposed to believe
You're unsatisfied
And you think that the
Technology is lacking
And that happiness is
Somewhere outside your
Person

You're unsatisfied
And you think that this affliction
Is the reason your so uncertain
You want me to help you
When there's nothing I can do
You ask me to help you
When the only answers I know
Are untrue


Sequel

Put that glass to your lips
Drink me down
Am I burning your throat
Are you wondering

Where are we going
Where will you take me

You and your empty smile
Gaze ever upward
Sister of desire
Guiding our course
But is there a sequel

Where are we going
Where will you take me
You've caught and you hold me
With more than a smile
Less than a thought
But is there a sequel

With that glass to your lips
Drink me down
Am I burning your throat
Are you wondering
is there a sequel
guiding our course
Where are we going
Where will you take me


Far From My Heart (Keldsen)

Maybe I've found you
Or just the dreams we knew
of the feelings
The grasping at hope

Maybe I'm touching you
Or just the ghost I knew
Of the love
The smoke though my fingers

I sleep, I dream
Your letters in my mind
Speak of a peace that I never find
I sleep, I dream
Of words I should have said
A past life that I could have lead

All I can give you
All I hold dear
Its twisted words and twisted lies
For there beneath
There is where our love lies

To think that I
Deserve to fell again
To touch again
I ask for more than you can give again

I sleep, I dream
Your letters in my mind
Speak of a peace that I never find
I sleep, I dream
Of words I should have said
A past life that I could have lead

All I can give you
All I hold dear
Its twisted words and twisted lies
For there beneath
There is where our love lies

Far from my heart
You are close to my soul
We are strange and familiar
We are sweet in our slumber


Beginning to Unwind

Hear the soul
We cut in two
Speak in a tongue
Obscured by the beat
Of the blood is a slave
To the whip of your heart
Weaving a doubt
Dreams of a start

Hear the soul
It sounded like two
Eclipsed by a need
Possessed by the youth
Is a cell that keeps you alive
Born by the blood
Confusing your mind

Faint and unkind
Counting dreams till we're
Out of time

Here's the soul
We broke in two
Years to build, seconds to undo
Drowned in a sea
Or the eyes of a sun
Faint and unkind
Beginning to unwind

Hear the soul
We broke in two
Years to build, seconds two undo
Here's my soul
Forgetful of you
Lips to a wound
Ears on a pulse

All words and music N. Nicoll.