Mercury Rev - All Is Dream

The Dark Is Rising
Tides Of The Moon
Chains
Lincolnís Eyes
Nite And Fog
Little Rhymes
A Drop In Time
You're My Queen
Spiders And Flies
Hercules


The Dark Is Rising

I dreamed of you on my farm
I dreamed of you in my arms
But dreams are always wrong
I never dreamed I'd hurt you
I never dreamed I'd lose you
In my dreams, I'm always strong
And now the creek is rising
And all my bridges burnt
I always dreamed of big crowds
Plooms of smoke and high clouds
But dreams don't last for long
I have my suspicions
When the stars are in position
All will be revealed
But I know that until then
Unless the stars surrender
All will be concealed
And now the snow is falling
And all my fences torn
I know you need someone
And I can hear someone
Somewhere in this song
I dreamed that I was walking
And the two of us were talking
Of all lives mysteries
But words that flow between friends
Winding streams, without end
I wanted you to see
But it can seem surprising
When you find yourself alone
And now the dark is rising
And a brand new moon is born
I always dreamed I'd love you
I never dreamed I'd lose you
In my dreams, I'm always strong


Tides Of The Moon

The threads that run through your life
Hand from your sleeve
Wind through your soul
The kind you can't control
The kind you can't conceive
The kind you can't believe
But wish you could break
Wish you could weave
I wish you could see
It ties you to me
And you fly in the face of the sun
And you float in the tides of the moon
The paths that run from your door
Climb through the trees
Wind like a snake
The kind you can't escape
The kind you can't conceive
The kind you can't believe
With prickly little thorns
Sharp tiny teeth
They're hungry for the threads
Hanging from your sleeve
Waiting on a path
The kind you can't conceive
But wish you could take
Wish you could leave
I wish you could see
It leads you to me


Chains

I remember their faces
I remember their stares
I remember how wasted
You were in bed
And I know you want it
And I know you can't
And I know you feel this
And I know it's there
You were speaking to no-one
I called your name
You were looking for something
Without any chains
And I know you want it
And I know you can't
And I know you feel this
And I know it's there
I was talking to someone
You pulled me aside
You were telling her something
For I called her back
And I know you want it
And I know you can't
And I know you feel this
And I know it's there
And I know you want it
And I know you can't
And I know you feel this
And I know it's there


Lincoln's Eyes

What explodes like a fractal
Pops like a light bulb
Looks really awful
At four in the morning
Moves with a dead stare
Coils around your ankles
Fangs long as neckties
And strikes without warning
What implodes like a Zeppelin
Cracks like a pavement
Smokes in the basement
And know when your lying
Comes to a dead stop
Forgives you like Jesus
Cold as a windchill
With eyes like Abe Lincoln
What is dark like a birthmark
Pulls like a magnet
Male and female
And covets like a dragon
Grows to a shark length
Contracts to amoeba
Lives in your soul
And loves you like I do
What appears like an angel
Stabs like a dagger
Fills you with light
And bleeds you of matter
Comes to a dead stop
Forgives you like Jesus
Hands you a love
Only found in the Vedas
What explodes like a fractal
Pops like a light bulb
Strolls in like Joel Gray
At four in the morning
Armed with a big nose
Fragile as a sea horse
Lives in your soul
And loves you like I do


Nite And Fog

If God moves across the water
Then the girl moves in other ways
And I, losing sight of either
Nite and Fog are my days
I wanted only to be gentle
But I gave her jealousy and rage
Who knows exactly what I'm after?
Nite and Fog are my days
Wise men want fame
Fools want gold
Sailors want water
But you want it all
I tried to guide my love by starlight
And soon my life became maze
Orian and Osirus were your favorites
Nite and Fog are my days
Vampires want darkness
Monsters want soles
Spiders want corners
But you want it all
She turns, half in to find me naked
But I can see she wants me in other ways
In the dark I've driven her to madness
Nite and Fog are my days
I hope you see your ship come in
May it find you and never lose its way
But I would make a poor captain
Nite and Fog are my days
Vampires want darkness
Monsters want soles
Spiders want corners
But you want it all


Little Rhymes

Stairs to nowhere climb
I take them, all the time
Crawling on my knees
Walking that old fine line
And when I'm alone and scared
I think of little rhymes
They would make no sense to you
But I make them all the time
And time's all mine
And time's all mine
It's the little pills you find
Crushed to dust, rolling out of sight
They end up in the strangest places
But I take them all the time
And time's all mine
And time's all mine
When everyone is false
I tell them I'm just fine
I can't remember their names
But I fake them all the time
And time's all mine
And time's all mine
And time's all mine
And time's all mine
And when I'm alone and scared
I think of little rhymes
They would make no sense to you
But I make them all the time


A Drop In Time

A year is just a drop in time
It cannot touch the female form in my bed
She is just a friend of mine
In the dark she knows
The touch of my hand
Let the music play like you want it to
Let the sun shine light in your hair
Let the moonlight play
At your feet like a babe
And softly linger there
Her words profane, her mouth divine
I tried to sympathize with both sides
But I was caught, like a fleeting thought,
Stuck inside Leonard Cohen's mind
We met on a beach in Greece
And parted on a rusty Spanish stair
Two birds in the distance fly
They land and they settle down,
Somewhere
A year is just a drop in time
It cannot touch her female form
In my head
She was just a friend of mine
In the dark she knew
The touch of my hand


You're My Queen

Siren with a song in your eye
Slashing through my ear like a beast
Seven times I leapt upon your shore
Every night I let you conquer me
Serpent with your blue planet eyes
Passing like a ship through my sleep
Seven times I kissed you on the mouth
Every night I let You conquer me
You're my Queen, You're my Queen


Spiders And Flies

Plans and schemes
Thoughts and dreams
Who care what they mean
When they work they're amazing things
When they don't I hear you scream
Spiders and flies
Live and die
Six legs to stand on and two wings to fly
I can't remember and I can't decide
What was the season and the color of your eyes
Pharaohs and kings
Favorite queens
Buried with their precious rings
When they lived they loved complete
But in their tombs, I hear them scream
Spiders and flies
Live and die
Six legs to stand on and two wings to fly
It makes you wonder, why can't I
What was the season and the color of your eyes
Psalms and spells
Magic blast
Who cares what they cast
I dreamed I'd always love you complete
I never thought I'd hear you scream
Spiders and flies
Live and die
Eight legs to stand on and two wings to fly
It makes you wonder, why can't I
What was the season and the color of your eyes


Hercules

In the morning your face cracks and falls to the sea
The sun follows your step and leads you back to me
You keeps telling yourself that you're here but you're not alone
And you get the feeling that your mind is not your own
In the evening the sun's red gown turns to brown
The moon follows you to the beach then it swallows you down
Strange how you can change and end up at her feet
You keep telling yourself but you know you're not to be believed
You and me and Hercules in between
You and me and Hercules in between
Shadows rise from the plain, fifty men row
In the distance the ships in the waves cash in their load
On the hill stands Colossus and your mind is freezed
Clouds from your past now at last open to receive
You and me and Hercules in between
You and me and Hercules in between
Cross the desert sand no one knows your name
And you wish you were somewhere else with some kind of fame
What appears as your shadow is formless as a mist
You keep telling your friends you know it exists
One becomes two then before you becomes three
Words climb your tongue like a ladder to speak
Drifting as you go but you row till it seems
All is one, All is mind, all is lost and you find, all is dream
 

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