Esther Stephens & The Means

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released April 9, 2015

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Track Name: Cloud Shapes
I know it's easy to get weighed down by the physical realities of love
And when you reach out your hands
Like the stars, like the sand
You cannot hold me

But when I see your eyes
I feel our heat over days, over distance
And when we breathe together
I feel the infinite inside of you, inside of me

Oh, oh, we are spinning…

One dimensional pain
No touch, no taste
And a lump in my throat that won't let me cry
And when we breathe together
I feel the infinite inside of you, inside of me

Your cells
In myself
We are spinning, spinning, spinning
Spinning, spinning, spinning

Oh, oh, we are spinning…

Oh, oh I am high and dry
You are an outline of a memory

When I see your eyes
I feel our heat over days, over distance
Track Name: Perfect
I remember what was playing
I remember when you said
Baby just go with me

Put a roof over my head
So I'd know what to expect
I was planning perfect

You never pushed
You never pressured
You were perfect
You were perfect

I remember how it felt
You inside myself
This human behaviour

I couldn't catch my breath
Between the white and red
Unfamiliar perfect

You never pushed
You never pressured
You were perfect
You were perfect

You never pushed
You never pressured
You were perfect

Waited a long time
Always feared the wrong time
Believing in the risen
Delayed incision decision
I had drawn a clear line
made up my own mind
You were more than generous
Didn't rush ahead of us
Now days - worthless global currency
Instead - you started loving me
Pure of intention - you were the exception
Gave me comprehension of intimate expression

Happy you're part of me
Written in my history
Perfect loving perfectly
Perfect loving perfectly

Perfect loving perfectly
Perfect loving perfectly
Perfect loving perfectly

You never pushed
You never pressured
You were perfect
You were perfect

(Under) You were, you were Perfect x2

You were perfect
You were perfect
You were perfect
Track Name: Light In You
I go to bed
Too tired to wait
You're staying up
With them again
I listen out
But you don't come

Just more voices, more voices
More liquor, more talking
Broken glasses and laughing
Sometimes it feels like you forget

I can take care if myself
I don't need you
I can take care of myself

I am the light in you
I'll be the light in you
I am the life in you
I'll be the life in you

And it's okay if we can't afford a movie
And it's okay if we can't go out to eat
And I don't care if you can't buy me diamonds
Just as long as you can care for me

Cos when you can't say no
And you're a one man show
And you hit that low
And the darkness grows

I can take care of myself
I don't need you
I can take care of myself
But sometimes it feels like you forget

I am the light in you
I'll be the light in you
I am the life in you
I'll be the life in you
Track Name: Life Speed
I have everything I need
I’m prepared to rise
But I’m busy crossing T’s and dotting I’s

No better thing
Than editing
Yet I’m craving tidy
Not linear inside my head
Why would it be in writing?
Sinking in ink and the words get in my way

On the periphery of other people’s lives I’d like to live
Taste of the synergy between what you’re giving back and all you give

That’s a lot of cards to put on the table

Fear of opinions above my station
Paralysed before I start without their affirmation
Burn it down
And your expectation
When should I speak my mind?

Trying to live at light speed, but just travelling back in time
Act like you don’t know, trying to act like you don’t know, trying to act
like you don’t know how to give me a sign
Track Name: Heartbeat feat. Hone Be Good
Pack up your bags and let's go
I have no reason to stay
I'm sick of the city
I want to get away

I know it's coming
Over the hill
I feel it running
Through my limbs

Can you feel it like a heartbeat?
Can you feel it like a heartbeat, yeah
Can you feel my heartbeat?
Can you feel it like my heartbeat, yeah

Riding up over the green I feel lighter
Rising up into the blue, take me higher

Can you feel it like a heartbeat?
Can you feel it like a heartbeat, yeah
Can you feel my heartbeat?
Can you feel it like my heartbeat, yeah

Can you feel my heartbeat...

As I sat on my lawn
Back from abroad
I had a thought
That if I want
That I could even walk
324 Kilometres from my door
Heading North on a course that was set by the steps of my forefathers
horse
That meet up with a metre wide, metal, sort of out of order, can't afford it kind of road
There lies a water hole
A ledge with a stepping stone
Right, left, I leapt
In flight, felt high for the time spent falling towards the water cold, climbed up the side and slide down the waterfall
Hide from it all behind a water wall
In a time that I might recall watching a life force draw from the heights of honeymoon valley with the light off
Where birds might sing a bright song of nights gone, twilight jawns of why they tried to fight dawn
Just a fourth down the gorge from my late great grandmother and her daughters porch
She lit the lantern and handed the torch
Hoping to hand to a handsome grandson
The land
The sand
My ancestors hand in what I am & more so what I stand for
Track Name: Chasing The Sun
Wind in my hair
Salt on my skin
Fill my soul again
Sick of wild horses
Tied up in tattoos and attitudes

You gave me the wheel and said "Baby take over."
I said "I don't wanna drive, but I'll rest on your shoulder."
Then you said;
"Enough talk, let's move."

And when it's hot like this
The smoke goes straight to my head
And I'm not looking for the one
I'm just chasing the sun

My summer love
The sky paints shapes that change and disappear
Somebody to love
Doesn't matter if you stay
Right now you're here

I like this feeling
And we're so enlightened
Knowing it's fleeting
Sensations are heightened

We can drown our sorrows
In the east coast surf
Eat my fruit, share your truth
Get lost with nothing to lose

And when it's hot like this
The smoke goes straight to my head
And I'm not looking for the one
I'm just chasing the sun

My summer love
The sky paints shapes that change and disappear
Somebody to love
Doesn't matter if you stay
Right now you're here
Track Name: Tell Me feat. Matt Nanai
I'm not afraid to say I want you
Some don't like a woman who knows her own mind
But if you, let me, put my loving on you
If think, you might, like what you find

Boy I'm proud, and won't bow down like any other fan
But it's with ease I'm on my knees, you're every inch a man.

Tell me whatcha gon’ do
Tell me whatcha gon’ do

I'm not afraid of what I'm feeling
I'm cool if you take the lead
I see how you're so independent
But baby let me be the one you need

Girl, I'm proud, and won't kneel down like any other fan
But it's with ease I'm on my knees, I can be your man

Tell me whatcha gon’ do
Tell me whatcha gon’ do

I'm gunna listen first
I'm gunna wait my turn
Track Name: French Kiss
Red nails
Dark eyes
Speaks Spanish
Working as a waitress
Working on her own thing

Big mouth
One night
In town
Drinking rosé
My hand was dirty
She shook it anyway

There are no imperfections I can find
Honestly I never considered what you had in mind
Another round of drinks and you remind me 'dans les yeux'
Dancing in the corner

French kiss
On your pretty French lips
She said
I don't normally do things like this

Oooh...
We are drunk and laughing
I sit on the statue
Pull at my clothes
People will know
If we go much further

I know that I'm damaged
Guess I had it coming
I didn't plan it
And you're leaving with my blood

French kiss
On your pretty French lips
She said
I don't normally do things like this
Track Name: Modern Marvel
I am up and getting drunk
Tonight your love was tantric
You're asleep, am I told old for
This to be romantic?

When you reach for my body I want to leave
But I can't seem to do so quietly

Oh my modern marvel
Am I pretty, pretty, pretty without your love
Oh my modern marvel
Something is always better than nothing

What a piece of work is a man
Though cannot see the bird in his hand
Till it flies, till it flies
He cries

And when you reach for my body I take the keys
Wash my hands of your agony

Oh my modern marvel
Am I pretty, pretty, pretty without your love
Oh my modern marvel
Something is always better than nothing
Oh my modern marvel
Something is always better than nothing

Nothing… Nothing…
Track Name: Free
Pain
Now, for right now
Don’t lose your nerve
Pain
Now, for right now
But not for long

You and I in orbit
Spinning near and far
Why are we where we are?
Where we are

And no, I won’t let go without knowing that you can change
And no, I can’t let go of you unless you promise me

You’ll be free…

You will hold the candle
While I burn the bridge
All our love is infinite
Now we are the ending
Now we are the start
And all we have is where we are

You’ll be free…