Agnes Obel РPhilharmonics 


Guess who died
Last night
In grey stockings
In all might
It was no loss
The only God of mine

He fell down
Just to drown
In a sea
Of delight
To tame champagne
And creatures of the night

As the water
Took him over
Filled his lungs
Inside out
I sold his gold
For flowers and rice

Speaking fire
He would hire
Pawns and peasants
Just like me
To feed upon the conquered ones
But now we are free

 




James – Sometimes


There’s a storm outside, and the gap between crack and thunder
Crack and thunder, is closing in, is closing in
The rain floods gutters, and makes a great sound on the concrete
On a flat roof, there’s a boy leaning against the wall of rain
Aerial held high, calling “come on thunder, come on thunder”

Sometimes, when I look deep in your eyes, I swear I can see your soul
Sometimes, when I look deep in your eyes, I swear I can see your soul

It’s a monsoon, and the rain lifts lids off cars
Spinning buses like toys, stripping them to chrome
Across the bay, the waves are turning into something else
Picking up fishing boats and spewing them on the shore

The boy is hit, lit up against the sky, like a sign, like a neon sign
And he crumples, drops into the gutter, legs twitching
The flood swells his clothes and delivers him on, delivers him on

Sometimes, when I look deep in your eyes, I swear I can see your soul
Sometimes, when I look deep in your eyes, I swear I can see your soul

There’s four new colors in the rainbow
An old man’s taking Polaroids
But all he captures is endless rain, endless rain
He says listen, takes my head and puts my ear to his
And I swear I can hear the sea

Sometimes, when I look in your eyes I can see your soul
(I can touch your soul )
(I can reach your soul)
Sometimes