Full Of Gentle

by Katie Dill

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i wrote and recorded this album when i was seventeen, and it's still my favorite

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released December 1, 2006

album art: Stephan Doitschinoff

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Track Name: Honey, Hold It In!
(1 2 3 4!)

your eyes really gleam
when you look at me,
but, honey, hold it in!

save that shine for me,
or the sun will be
jealous of your grin.

i am suffering,
holding onto string,
but i'll be patient, dear.

soon the wind will bring
my new favorite thing:
soon YOU will be here!

keep secrets
till the leak gets
too big to patch,

the weakest
our knees get
is where this hatched.

won't it be so fine
when your hand and mine
have some company?

fingers intertwined,
swinging them in kind
between you and me.

eyes will sparkle so,
poetry will flow,
but it gets better yet:

everyone will know,
one heart high one low,
singing a duet!

keep secrets
till the leak gets
too big to patch,

the weakest
our knees get
is where this hatched,

keep secrets
till the leak gets
too big to patch,

the weakest
our knees get
is where this hatched.
Track Name: The Matinee
a powder blue suitcase and two coral colored shoes,
i'm sorry, baby, but this place will simply never do.
i'm catchin' the matinee i said i'd see with you,
and then i'm catchin' a train, and i won't be back soon.

my mother always told me to settle down,
my sisters all have nice houses in nice towns,
oh, but picket fences seem to hold me in,
and i've got wings, baby, so why stay imprisoned?

i cannot be broken.
i cannot be broken in.
my feathers must ruffle,
my feathers must ruffle in the wind,
in the wind...
Track Name: Of Age And Bodies Of Water
i
once lived to see
the lakes and ponds
become a sea.

i
once lived to build
a mountain top
from many hills

i
blocked out the sun
with only one
finger on my left hand

i
spent years awake
countin' the grains
of white sand

i have seen ten thousand days
youngest sun and boldest waves
i have dreamt ten thousand nights
soar in sea and drown in flight

though
the time was vast
i crossed it fast
meltin' the lake down

soon
i have to go
i'll settle down
into the ground

oh
where are you now
the wondrous love
i never found?

oh
i thought by now
we'd be in arms
we'd be in arms...

i have seen ten thousand days
boldest sun and youngest waves
i have dreamt ten thousand nights
soar in air and drown in flight
Track Name: Jelly Bones
i'd stare for hours at the green in your eyes
i'd stare forever and i'd still be surprised
by all the colors that hide in your face
and all the sweetness that my heart will never taste

you're not mine
you're not my own

i am not,
am not much to want
i'll never be,
never be much to see
i only have,
only have what i've got
i only love,
only love what can't be...

i'd die of weakness, i'd die of jelly bones
if you were seated beside me all alone
oh just to have you, so simple and so sound,
has proven harder than flyin' off the ground

you're not mine
you're not my own

i am not,
am not much to want
i'll never be,
never be much to see
i only have,
only have what i've got
i only love,
only love what can't be

ee
ee
eee
eeeee
eeee

da dum da dum dum
dum da dum dum
dum da dum dum dum dum
Track Name: Love, The Omnipotent
i followed your
first true love home
after your
sad prom night,
your last big fight,
your rose laid on her floor

she had a style
and a hard smile
to resist
i sat beside you in
the rain
on the street where you should've kissed

ooh,
this is just
the beauty of
love,
it's hardly just,
but it's all you have.

i watched as your
best friend was lowered down
somewhere deep,
i caught six tears on
each side of your face
before they touched your cheek

and i stood there as
your trembling hand
opened up
your last goodbye
to a casket
your rose placed on the top

ooh
this is just
the beauty of
love,
it's hardly just,
but it's all you have

ooh
this is just
the beauty of
love,
it's hardly just
but it's all you have.

i wept into
your mother's champaigne
last June
the bright faces of
all the people that came
lit the room

a sweet love song played
as you kissed
and the families clapped
your new bride
looked lovely in white
your rose laid on her lap

ooh
this is just
the beauty of
love,
it's hardly just
but it's all you have

ooh
this is just
the beauty of
love,
it's hardly just
but it's all
you
have.
Track Name: Pearl Diver!
i want to be a
pearl diver
are you a
pearl diver?
i am not a
pearl diver
but i am a
quick learner.

i want to date a
pearl diver
we would have lots of
fun together
he'd find a really
nice one for me
make it a ring and
we'd get married

da da dum
da da dum dum dum dum dum dum dum
da da dum
da da dum dum dum

our children would be
pearl divers
they'd all be on their
best behavior
you can't fight when you're
under water
even with your annoying brother

(i want to be a!)
pearl diver
(are you a?)
pearl diver
(i am not a)
pearl diver
(but i am a)
quick learner,
quick learner

da da dum
da da dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum
da da dum
da da dum dum dum
da da dum
da da dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum
da da dum
da da dum dum
dum dum dum
dum dum dum
dum!
Track Name: Upon Its Knees
keep your safe distance from me,
keep your kids away from the sea,
keep your mouth away from disease,
keep your faith upon its knees.

keep your face tilted toward the sky,
keep your eyes shielded from the light,
keep your place in the waiting line,
keep your mind from the devil's night.

keep your sons in their silent heads,
keep your daughters in their stead,
keep your sheets upon your bed,
keep your memory of the dead.

keep me just behind
the other things you find,
in the back of your mind,
keep me blind,

keep me just behind
the other things you find,
in the back of your mind,
keep me blind.

ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh oh
Track Name: Holy Blue Eyes
last week one night when i was not home,
for i worked late that night, alone,
my darling wife shot our only son,
she shot herself, now they are both gone.

my trouble's wide and my trouble is high,
that babe, he had such holy blue eyes,
no color i had ever seen,
my ma's were brown and my sister's were green.

my wife, her eyes were awfully dark,
i know not what color my father's are,
he left my ma when we were just kids,
i know not where that unholy man is.

well i will live for thirty years more,
to finally die on a bar room floor,
having drunk the days and dreamt the nights
of my darlin' wife and that little boy's eyes.
Track Name: Ugly
i am far too clean
straight lines and straighter teeth
no-thought, simple themes
am i runnin' from a dream?

wake up

and i won't rest until my legs are slender seaweed
no i won't stop until my voice cracks like a dry leaf
my skin will cover light gray clouds over black seas
within my blood'll be the poison green of envy
oh, ugly...
so ugly.

am i gettin' anywhere?
burrs and needles in my hair
but will my broken feet
ever meet the concrete street

again eventually

and i won't stop until my legs are slender seaweed
no i can't rest until my throat is cracked like dry leaves
my skin will cover like a gray sky over black seas
and within my blood'll be the poison green of envy
oh ugly, ugly
oh ugly, ugly
yes, ugly, ugly, ugly...

my mind is made up and i'm takin' my own life, now,
into my hands and pushin poetry and pounds out.
well fingersfeet are only fingersfeet if you let them be
but fingersfeet have always been a great deal
more to me

oh ugly
ugly
ugly
ugly
Track Name: Replaced
remember that day
not long ago?
all over your face
the light shone
but i didn't know
but i didn't know

look forward in time
our first kiss
more yours than mine
what half-bliss
that i really missed
that i really missed

all of this
all of this
all of this
can be replaced
can be replaced

remember that night
not long ago?
as if from inside
your face glowed
and i should've known
and i should've known

look forward in time
our last kiss
a pain hard to find
such is this
and i'll never miss
no i'll never miss

all of this.
all of this
all of this
can be replaced

all of this
all of this
all of this
has been replaced
has been replaced.
Track Name: When The Sunshine Sings
oh the sun will tell you where to sit on pretty days
just like when you were a little kid in the shade
and if you feel the world has forgotten your name
take comfort, when the birds call you it sounds the same.

we forget the spring
every year under winter's sting
but we are reminded
the first day we find it
when the sunshine sings.

oh come sisters brothers let down your hair
we should cover each other with love and care
and when the night comes, lets go for a swim
waves are crashin' in the darkness, silver on our limbs.

we forget the spring
each year under winter's sting
but we are reminded
the first day we find it
when the sunshine sings

we forget the spring
every year under winter's sting
but we are reminded
the first day we find it
when the sunshine sings

when the sunshine sings
Track Name: Such A Pretty Name
"katie"
such a pretty name
a lady
that i should've been
and maybe
on a day yet to come
you'll see me
for what i really am

it's not likely
it's not likely

johnny's
little girl
not scrawny
like the rest of the world
and mommy
dressed up in lace and pearl
i wanna be
like that when i'm older

but i won't be
but i won't be
Track Name: Stick With Me
the wind was blowin'
it took one of my gloves
i swear it whispered somethin'
about fallin' in love

oh if you'd heard it
you'd be as certain as i
that we'd last forever
if we would only try-y-y-y

my knee was bleedin'
from fallin' down on the street
oh, life is fleetin'
there's not much that we can keep

but i'd take you with me
and keep you warm in my heart
when the wind is blowin'
so much it could break you apar-ar-ar-art

and all the worries that you carry, kid
they don't have half the weight you thought they did
and all the problems that you still foresee
they just won't find you if you stick with me

so stick with me
stick with me
stick with me
stick with me!
Track Name: In Another Hour
in another hour we'll be home
but it's still alright on this moonlit road
not another soul around for miles
and you've been asleep for a while

do you remember when we used to talk so big?
and our love was a mysterious thing?
well for you still i would drain a sea
and you'd burn a forest down for me
for me..

in another hour we'll be home
but it's still alright if we never make it there
even with you sleepin', i don't feel alone
nous ne devons jamais le faire
nous ne devons jamais le faire
Track Name: This Body's Only Rental
my life is
full of soft,
full of hard,
and full of gentle
my life is full of gentle,
my life is full of gentle

and when i touch,
i must make it,
i must make it sentimental,
cause this body's only rental,
this body's only rental.

and lonely is
what you make it,
what you make it,
what you make it,
and i am sure to make it,
yes i am sure to make it,

but a smile
ain't a smile
if you fake it,
if you fake it,
so pick your risk and take it,
so pick your risk and take it.

ooh oh oh oh
la da da da
ooh oh oh oh
la da da da

and in september
summer sits like
autumn leaves upon the water,
like leaves upon the water,
like leaves upon the water

but in december
breath is short,
eyes are cold,
and hearts are harder,
but ice is still just water,
but ice is still just water

and on the third
in the rain,
in the rain,
we were swayin',
oh swayin', swayin', swayin',
oh swayin', swayin', swayin',

and there we heard
what the rain,
what the rain
was really sayin':
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in.

that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,

and the rain is warm is heaven,
the rain is warm in heaven,
and they were on their way in,
and they were on their way
in.
Track Name: Windows Open
all our windows
windows are open
oh no
keepin' out nothin
who knows
just what will get in,
mosquitoes
will take all our blood and run.

oh and we fly to all the places
we've never seen
and people pass by, the faces
look so green.
space is
space is a little less far away.

and i wonder
where my body is,
under rooftops,
somewhere boring
while i'm flying

i can see now
my home town is
burned out
but i'm around
the tip top of the
tip top of the
tip top

oh oh
oh i know
ridin' low
inside a mosquito.

floorboards
hidin' our secrets
our money
and pages of paper,
floorboards
hidin' our secrets.

and the windows
close in the winter
and my nose
hates all the weather
inhale
exhale
inhale
exhale

hail a cab now
sit in the back
if the front was open
i'd take up that
and fly oh
fly over the tip top

where did i go?
out the window
where did i go?
out the window

out the window
out the window
out the window
out the window