Two Seas

by Sui Zhen

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released 05 April 2012

Written and performed by Sui Zhen. Arranged, mixed and produced by Tony Dupe.

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Track Name: My New Friend
MY NEW FRIEND
By Sui Zhen

Here I go again
wondering what could have been,
a new friend,
Telling what is known
to keep up with all that's grown,
when it's hard to see, it's hard to be...

Sure, of anything
Sure of anything

There's always one more
that could be done away
but it'll take a few till
I can finally say

You see her and you both
feel that somethings wrong
so you turn all your attention
to the road, the road

And you hope, there's a long way to go
And it's black, black night and the thunder rolls on
You're waiting for the light,
and the feeling I used to know

Giving all I got
And speaking slow
there's a field between
though we stand so close

And how does it feel?
Come tomorrows end
though I don't ask
you're at my door again,
my door again

And you wait, you're waiting for the rain to pass
And you wait, you're waiting till you come last
And you wait, you're waiting for your new friend
And you wait, you're waiting for something more

Come to my door
Come to my door
Come to my door, my new friend.
Track Name: Little Frog
LITTLE FROG

Saturday, Saturday
Saturday left me
With Sunday a note
Dawn in the park
Dampens my clothes

How did I? How did I?
Spend so long away from home
So long away from home

Dawn to day
And day to night
I can cook three meals
With not even a fight

Maybe my, maybe my
Maybe my sister
Will be awake still (are you awake still?)
Cycle to her house
And knock on her sill

There she sits, there she sits
A bright spot of light, drawing in the night
She needs seven hundred but she only has fifty
Pick up a pen and get to work quickly

Little frog, little frog
Frog will you listen
And tell me if I’m wrong
I want all your enemies
To know what they’ve done
Track Name: Cupboards and Sand
CUPBOARDS AND SAND

You hide your mountains from me
I open my ears to investigate
An absent sound that says I’m sorry
To be dragging you down to this empty place

In darker moments you had me
Wishing to be far away
On my own mountain I fancy
Singing you, the blues away

Now that we’ve been resurrected
I’m keeping my fingers, at the ready
For talk and type and tender touch
Still red and raw with tear streaked cheeks
So-

Hold, hold, my little friend and my animal
Feel, feel it’s comfort at my heart beat

I can not be suckered in again
by walls and words that bear no hope at all

I walk now with two feet covered
In socks and laces to break my fall
Bruised and battered lady down the ladder
Me? No more

There’s a hole beneath my bed
But it doesn’t bother me at all
Grey blue rounded staring pigeons
Perched stout on the wall

Now we won’t let the dark things bite us again
Now that we have set each other free
I’ll cook I’ll clean I’ll work I’ll feed us
Never mind what is said about me

So hold, hold dearest we’re all dying
Slow, slow, my happiness I’m trying
Track Name: Imagined Ships
IMAGINED SHIPS

The ships they all sail on without me
the aeroplane lifts off and over the sea
I’m always the one at the window
waiting and watching for my turn to be

on the other side of the table
a hundred years old
but it feels new to me
I’d give all my time to be able
to taste the leaves at the top of the tree

The ships they all dock in the harbour
they glisten in moonlight, gloriously
I’m filled with the taste of metal
and paper and plastic, monetary

I’ll dream up a picture
green olives, and possibly
by morning I’ll leave you sleeping
so you will wake to no memory of me

I’ll sell all my clothes
and things on the street
too much choice just makes me dizzy
I’ll tell all my friends
to bury me deep
into their hearts, for two years at least

way below the concrete
and steel and sweat I sleep peacefully
holding my breath for the last piece
of history to crumble around me

I gave it my best shot
now I want to go home
to tall boy of the harbour
with bullets for eyes
he pulls me aside

for holding on
to bombs under my skin
I safely assure him
well I blew them all up
I am older I want nothing but peace
so won’t you please
won’t you please
won’t you please
forgive me
Track Name: Tuesday Sometimes
TUESDAY SOMETIMES
by Sui Zhen

Lover, I do wonder
what you do when I’m gone

there’s a man is on the TV
screaming things
and I’m talking you
but you aren’t listening

then you want to know more
and I want you to know more
but I can’t give it all
no I can’t give it all

The same thing happens on Tuesday
as we walk passed the park
where you told me your name
and I witnessed your dark
side

but it’s not how is used to be
there aren’t softened words
and the sky is always changing
and you’re not quick to laugh
when I smile
and you’re not quick to stay for a while

Lover I do wonder what you do when I’m gone

And your endless nothings
they keep me on the outside
so whenever I look in
there are things that I can’t find

like I’m you’re always
and I’m doing fine
and I’d like to hold you
most of the time

Well you said you have to go there
before you know it’s not right
when I am with you
we are happy sometimes

we are happy sometimes
we are happy sometimes

Lover I do wonder
what you do when I’m gone
Lover I do wonder what you do when I’m gone

What do you do when I’m gone
Track Name: Happy To See You
HAPPY TO SEE YOU
by Sui Zhen

It’s a dark night
won’t you come home
Happily I’ll come to the door
to pick up your pieces from off the floor

It’s a long ride
You won’t say a word
Our silence is broken but I can’t be heard
But I could not leave you out in the cold

and I’m happy to see you
if only to say goodbye
and I’m happy to see you
if only to say goodbye

It’s a steep climb
from your afternoon slumber
to the middle of the road
we once knew, if you got my letter
maybe you'll wait

and I’ll be happy to see you
if only to be passers by
and I’ll be happy to see you
just one last time
Track Name: Blue Night
BLUE NIGHT
by Sui Zhen

Blue was the night
when you came to me
short was your breath
when you arrived

everyone, stays with me
Stay with me

Long was the wait
Long was the time,
in between

And oh oh oh,
Lightning
Oh oh oh
Crash
Oh oh oh
No Money
oh oh oh
dvds

I could watch three seasons
with you
I could touch, your skin
under the blanket

And you don't seem to mind
My head, on your shoulders
does it put you at ease?

and oh oh oh
nothing
oh oh oh
nothing
oh oh oh
how do I find you?
oh oh oh
Track Name: Golden Cage
GOLDEN CAGE
by Sui Zhen

He rose to a power he couldn't comprehend
See no-one was higher so he would have no friends
locked in his safety and locked in his heart
he won't ever get out no not if he's smart

Da da da, da da da da

Tell him seventeen is not a good time
Wait for the wall to crumble from the sky
Sell all those things and get out on the street
Down with the darkness you might go unseen

Since you've been around
It's not been the same since you've been around
Tell me, why could it be
It's in the way that you look into me
Since you're not going to stay
Come tomorrow you'll see things have changed
Since you've been around, it's not been the same since you've been around

Da da da, da da da da
Track Name: To Keep You From Falling
TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING
by Sui Zhen


There's a light on
For here you here
There's a light on
To keep you from falling
When you come home
Keep you near
If you need some
Feed my fear

There's the bed that I made so well
All crumpled and crying
laid it's bane for you
I wonder around so worried it's true
the ordinary things become my tools

Take notice as the dust gathers
Until my mettle is done

The paths are long gone
Until you can remember
If I was ever there
To begin

The tires left no tracks
The house is a well
Tired and lonesome
A warren of wings

And you'll shed yours
eventually
Join us in, the meant to be

There's the bed that I made so well
All crumpled and crying laid it's bane for you
I wonder around so worried it's true
the ordinary things become my tools

Take notice as the dust gathers
Until my mettle is done
Take notice always frozen
Now melt my words and show your skin

Oh oh oh
Track Name: Wandering Me
WANDERING ME
By Sui Zhen

What would it take you to smile?
When you were younger you dreamt all the while
about all that you are now

But it's still not enough
and it won't pick you up when you're down

What would it take to let go?
Into my arms they're ready to hold
you through the night,
to make you feel right when you're wrong

And time carries us on.
Like a train in the night,
headed for the light we call home

What would it take you to see?
All that's around you is yours to set free,
with your brush and your pen,
see through till the end, and belong

But the harness is strong,
and it binds you to all that hold on.

What would it take you to breathe?
Love is a blessing if you could only see,
that to need is okay, to want for a happy grave

And time whispers to me,
like a bull to a fight,
try as I might to set you free

Like a train in the night,
headed for the light we call home

Like a bull to a fight,
try as I might to let you be