Safe in the Fire Swamp

by AYUNG KYUNG

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credits

released 06 November 2012
ayung kyung would like to thank: merrill garbus for planting a seed, jason kingsland for getting things started, daniel ruder for getting it done, kevin kelly for the album art, dear vincent and the house on victoria for being a family and a home, and our friends and family for supporting us and this project.

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Track Name: Crooked Knife
i needed to close my eyes
i needed to fall asleep
i needed to scream and shout
i needed to scream and shout

i took out my crooked knife
i cut into my desire
i taught myself to forget
i taught myself to forget

i dove into the middle of the darkest cloud
i plunged right through

and on the other side i found red and gold
Track Name: Every Wall Needs a Hammer
wanna take a hammer to the wall
tear the whole thing down
take this shallow heart to the deepest lake and watch it drown

take your hand to my face wave away my mind
like the hands on a clock wave away the time
there are buttons on the pockets
there are rooms beneath the floors
but we'll never dare unlock them
for the fear of what's in store

when the circuits are closed we go to another place
where the bindings of life are unwound are erased
there is flutter of wings there is warmth of the sun
there are flowering things in our room all locked up
Track Name: Super Heroes
i would like to see what a child sees
looking up at everything
seeing many things for the first time
even second times feel like first times

i would like to believe everything
so simple, so simply
to be gullible, befuddlable
and excitable and delightable

i would like to have a hero
the best hero, a super hero
to believe in him want to be like him
have you heard of him my superhero
Track Name: Paid With Credit
the fork approaches
and i don't know the way
no money in my pocket
and it's past time to pay
and i pay

i pay with words
i pay with songs
i pay

i pay with tears
i pay with my body
i pay

judgement day is coming
clouds will roll away
glory will rain like fire
that is what they say, they say it like a good thing
and i mostly believe them

but will we pay
will we pay
for all the times we looked out for ourselves
is there gold or jewels or blood that would be enough

he cried in the garden, he asked for another way
he knew that his body'd be broken
for people who owed too much to pay
his best friends who should have been with him
were sleeping and dreaming
he knew that his body'd be broken for people, people
Track Name: Remembrance
the secret summer trees
swayed gently in the early fall breeze
a dove up in a branch
looked down on lovers knowingly, with a sideways glance

chorus
the fire in the sting
makes pure all living things
the phantom limb doesn't grow back but it stays alive

last night in my dreams
we flew on paper wings
we soared over the park
and all our friends went laughing with us in the dark

(chorus)

a moment holds a life
a life holds no more than a breath
the black, black well of the night
holds copper dreams and wishes that are burning bright

(chorus)

rosemary's for remembrance
Track Name: Weight of Things Carried
love you till the day i die
it'll take a million pins just to put me back together
love you till the day i die
it'll take a million strings just to pick me up off of the floor