Fisherman’s Woman

Lyrics / Fisherman's Woman

Nothing Brings Me Down

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey

Home alone and happy
Nothing brings me down
Full of wine, unsteady
Nothing brings me down
What's left of the rain runs down my roof
Nothing brings me down
The night is lush the air is still
Nothing brings me down

Dum dum dum dum dum dum

The windows are open, the flies are in
Nothing brings me down
The phones are off the music's on
Nothing brings me down

Dum dum dum dum dum dum

Home alone and happy
Nothing brings me down
My love for you is ready
Nothing brings me down
My love for you is ready

Sunny Road

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey

Wrote you this
I hope you got it safe
It's been so long
I don't know what to say
I've travelled 'round
Through deserts on my horse
But jokes aside
I want to come back home

You know that night
I said I had to go
You said you'd meet me
On the sunny road

It's time, meet me on the sunny road
it's time, meet me on the sunny road

I never married
Never had those kids
I loved too many
Now heaven's closed its gates

I know I'm bad
To jump on you like this
Some things don't change
My middle name's still 'Risk'

I know that night
So long, long time ago
Will you still meet me
On the sunny road

It's time, meet me on the sunny road
It's time, meet me on the sunny road

Well, this is it
I'm running out of space
And here's my address
And number just in case

This time as one
We'll find which way to go
Now come and meet me
On the sunny road

Snow

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey, Jamie Cruisey

You won't believe what I just found out
She's getting married on the fifth time 'round
Leaning on my favourite side
And I wondered where you werere and realized
Something's painted in the snow that you'd like

Finally I'm going all sane
Wanna tell you something
We'll last for long
Well we've sometimes gone astray
But I can't care for nothing, no way

And I hope again to live this life
Just to see you again before I died

Yes I hope again to live this life
To see you once more before I died

And see you before I died

Lifesaver

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey, Siggi Baldursson

Lifesaver
Your timing's really strange
Catch me later
But can you please be late

And it's funny how your thoughts
Think they're right at all
And it's funny how your cause
Makes no sense at all

Lifesaver
Let's play a little game
Catch me later
But make sure you'll be there late

And it's funny how it seems
You're doing things
And its funny how you find
Your peace of mind

Lifesaver
I'm cancelling our date
Lifesaver
It's time you had a break

Lifesaver
I'm cancelling our date
Lifesaver
My saver

Honeymoon Child

 / Songwriter: Bill Callahan

You are true honeymoon child
Conceived on an island in the sun
Heals dug in the white sand
Loved and adored from day one

Raised in a wild space
Between two hearts
Where the vines climb trees toward the light
Running naked, dragging a kite
Or your dress on a string

You bring up the soft side in everyone
We gather like ravens
On a rusty sythe
Just to watch
Such a little dove
Just to watch
Such a little dove
Fly away

Mister Bones from town said he saw you the other day
He said you changed but he wouldn't say how

Well it can always turn
Yeh, it can always turn
A wing can always turn

Today Has Been Ok

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey

Friends tell me it's spring
My window show the same
Without you here the seasons pass me by

I know you were not new
That loved like me and you
All the same I miss you

Today has been ok
Today has been ok

Preacher lost his son
It's known by all in town
He found him with another son of God

Feeding on that prayer
Never mind what God said
But love had lost its cause
And I thought today had been ok
Today has been ok
Today has been ok

Wind has burned your skin
The lovely air's so thin
The salty water's underneath your feet

No one's gone in vain
Here is where you'll stay
This life has been insane but
Today has been ok
Today has been ok

Today has been ok
Today has been ok

Next Time Around

 / Songwriter: Sandy Denny

Then came question and it was about time
The answer came back and it was long
The house it was built by some man in a rhyme
But whatever came of his talented son

Who wrote me a dialogue set to a tune
Always you told me of being alone
Except for the stories about God and you
And do you still live there, in Bufallo

They put up the walls, no more to say
And nobody stopped to ask why it was done
The stream was too far and the rains too high
So into the city the river did run

Because of the architect the buildings fell down
Smothered and drowned all the seeds that you sow
I wish I was somewhere but not in this town
Maybe the ocean next time around

I seem to remember the face and the name
But if it's not you I don't care
I know of changes, but nothing would change you
To Theo the sailor who sings in his lair

And then I'll turn and he won't be there
Dusky black windows to light the dark stair
Candles all gnarled in the musty air
All without flames for many's the year

Heartstopper

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey

You said I began
This messy state of love affairs
That I drink too much and smoke too fast
And this city's cleared my innocence

Coffee's pouring out my ears
It's the only thing they have in here
And my heart stops beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating

Number tree still on my plate
I heard the trains are running late
And I laughed out loud
My life is a mess
I have gone too far
In my lifelessness

Another coffee it's on the house
The poor girl look is on the owners spouse
And my heart stopped beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating

Outside your house
To make a scene
In my head you grab me passionately
But the lights are out
And in an hour I walked on home
In the pouring shower
Lost my keys in front of me
My neighbour smiles he's handing me
The blackest coffee you will ever see
And my hearts stops beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating

At Least It Was

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Dan Carrey

I thought I saw you on the train
I hid behind some men
I'd never seen you look so good
I'm glad you're doing well

I went out for a walk today
To think of things unsaid
Of course I found I'd said too much
So I laid all that to rest

And when the day falls
I guess it was love
And when the day falls
At least it was

You thought of the name to call me
I guess that's how it goes
I know a few with the same name
Yes, I'm sad I'm one of those

Ungraceful as I am in loving
In leaving I'm the same
It's way too late to say I'm sorry
But I'll say it anyway

And when the day falls
I guess it was love
And when the day falls
At least it was

Dum dum dum dum

Fisherman's Woman

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White

I'm pretending to be a good fisherman's woman
Just like Anna Ingunn's mom
The gladiator of all fisherman's wives
It makes it a lot easier thinking of you
On the sea where you have to be a month at a time
Working hard in the day
Your hands cracking from the cold and the salt
In the night when you go to bed
You try to sleep by listening to the boat breathing
The boat breathing
And the only thing
The only thing you can think of is me
Waiting for you by the window
With the brightest red lipstick on my lips
Just like Anna waits for her man
How will I learn
I'll wait

Thinking Out Loud


Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Chris Corner, Liam Coverdale-Howe


Like the leaves at my feet
He is a victim of gravity
The unbearable colour of things
Gets him down

And as his raincoat covers me
We know it was never raining

Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud

Like strings in a fan
The shoelaces are undone
The solitude reflection of his fate
Gets him down

And as the shadow covers me
I thought he was only sleeping

Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
Sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud

His clothes on the floor
Underwear silverlined
The smell of lavender and tar
Brings me down

And if the telephone should ring
God knows it could never be him

I'm sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
I'm sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
I'm sorry it was me
Was I thinking out loud
I'm sorry it was me
Thinking out loud

Serenade

 / Songwriter: Dan Carrey, J. Samuel

New world forming
Picturesque in its stance
Midnight calling
Moonlight shadows start to dance

For the dark finds ways of being
Engraved in the light
And the heart bears indentations
Of yesterdays hurting child
The now we will run with smiles
The morrow will heal the night so

Morning comes
Midnight make fast with the sun
I can hear my name be reborn
On the cloud within the sky beneath the dawn

Oh I
Serenade the dawn
Serenade the dawn
Serenade the dawn

For the dark finds ways of being
Engraved in the light
And the heart bears indentations
Of yesterdays hurting child
The now we will run with smiles
The morrow will heal the night so

Morning comes
Midnight make fast with the sun
I can hear my name be reborn
On the cloud within the sky beneath the dawn

Oh I
Serenade the dawn
Serenade the dawn
Serenade the dawn

Da da da da dum dum
Da dum dum
Da da da da dum dum
Da dum dum...