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Heather Nova Lyrics

Introduction
Glow Stars - Oyster - Siren - South - Storm - Redbird
The Jasmine Flower
B-Sides
Heather Frith EP - Together As One

Lyrics run by: Cassander

LYRICS - OYSTER (1994)

(Discography)

Oyster

Song Index:
Walk This World
Heal
Island
Throwing Fire At The Sun
Maybe An Angel
Sugar
Truth And Bone
Blue Black
Walking Higher
Light Years
Verona
Doubled Up

Thanks to robin, bernd, and Darren for their feedback and assistance.


WALK THIS WORLD - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I have slept beside the winter, and the green is growing slow
I have watched you find the places hidden by the snow
I have tripped into a valley that is blue till you can see
I want you to come walk this world with me

(Chorus A)
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on till we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
I want you to come walk this world with me

(Verse 2)
And I'm sucked in by the wonder and I'm fucked up by the lies
And I dig a hole to climb in and I build some wings to fly
And I think that I could love you 'cause you know how to be free
I want you to come walk this world with me

(Chorus B)
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on till we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
I want you to come, I want you to come
I want you to come walk this world with me

(Instrumental Break)

(Verse 3)
And it's burning in our fingers and it's burning on the road
And I like the way you're broken and I'll like you when you're old
And I see you in the garden and I feel you plant the seed
I want you to come walk this world with me

(Chorus C)
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on till we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on till we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on till we believe
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
Dust to dust, ah dream to dream
I want you to come, I want you to come
I want you to come walk this world with me


HEAL - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Fall for me, my Southern Cross, my star
Shine for me when love has gone too far
I've got you belly deep in me

(Chorus)
It's just a little breath on water now is all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal

(Verse 2)
Dig me out; can't leave this love for dead
Hand to mouth, we're picking up the thread
I've got you belly deep in me

(Chorus B)
It's just a little breath on the water now is all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal

(Break)
And the sea glistens
And the waves pull us in
Something rising up and up
(vocal riff)

(Chorus C)
A little breath on the water now
Just a little strength in our heart, enough to heal

(Chorus D)
A little breath
Enough to heal
A little strength
Enough to heal

(Chorus E)
Just a little breath on water, it's all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal
Enough to heal


ISLAND - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Vocal Riff A)

(Verse 1)
Yeah, there are parts of me he'll never know
My wild horses and my river beds
And in my throat
Voices he'll never hear

He pulls in me
Like a cherry tree
And I can still move
But I don't speak about it

Pretend I'm crazy
Pretend I'm dead
He's too scared to hit me now
He'll bring flowers instead

(Chorus A)
I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go

(Verse 2)
And the dogwoods shimmer
In the October sun
"Oh, sweet thing", he sings to me,
"You're the only one"

(Chorus B)
I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go

(Vocal Riff A)

(Break)
And I don't know why
I can't tell my sister
He spat me in my face again
And I don't wanna die here

You know that dream when your feet won't move (move)
You wanna come but your body won't let you
He steals it from me
He steals it from me

Well shine, shine like sweat, like jewels
Like something that - that's died too soon
He fucks with the beauty

A kiss, a kick, a kiss, a kick, a kiss, kiss, kick, kick, kick
He steals it from me
It's out of my hands again

(Chorus C)
I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go
To go

(Denouement)
(vocal riff B x4)
I need an island
(vocal riff B)
I need an island

(vocal riff B)
I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
(vocal riff B)
I need an island, somewhere to bury you, somewhere to go
(repeat and fade)


THROWING FIRE AT THE SUN - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Vocal Riff x2)

(Verse 1)
I think of Venus sinking down into the sea
And what it is to be alone and have nothing

I don't know why you wanna leave the space between
Is it easier to be alone and have nothing?

(Chorus)
Oh, you and me and everyone
Oh, throwing fire at the sun

(Verse 2)
I put my hands up, lay my weapons down
I know that I was stupid, I was wrong

(Chorus)

(Break)
If I listen, there's something deeper that speaks
If we reach out, maybe we could make a little peace

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
Remember stealing oranges and how they bled
And you're the one who showed me how to touch myself

(Chorus)

(Denouement)
Blood is a river, ties you to me
Blood is a river, ties everyone
Blood is a river, ties you to me
Blood is a river, ties everyone
Oh, ties everyone
Oh, ties everyone


MAYBE AN ANGEL - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I put my hands where your wings should be, ooh yeah
I put my feet where the earth should be, ooh yeah

(Bridge)
And I can't see very far
And when you said that you were dead, I hung on

(Chorus)
Something I feel, oh yeah
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been
Something out here, oh yeah
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been

(Vocal Riff)

(Verse 2)
I got this light, hangs over me, ooh yeah
I got this fear, cuts into me, ooh yeah

(Bridge)

(Chorus)

(Guitar Solo)

(Break A)
See how they run
And nobody said you would go
See how they fall
Ooh yeah

(Bridge)

(Chorus)

(Break B)
See how they run
You are an angel
See how they run
All the same, all the same

(Denouement)
Something out here
You are an angel, ooh yeah


SUGAR - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
On the Vermont Transit bus, I leaned my arm into a little chink of sun
Going somewhere older than I was
Strapped into something tight, keeping me small
I dug into you like rock climbing
Too scared of coming down
Too scared of going up
Too scared of rock face

I should've split my sides or spilled my guts or hit you or something
But I was good
And your father's little pancakes so round and perfect
And me sitting up too straight
Laughing in wrong places
Kissing you
Kissing up
Kissing too soon

(Break)
Ooh, when the cock crows
When the morning comes, where will I go?
Ooh, when the cock crows
When the love is gone, where will I go?

(Instrumental Section)

(Verse 2)
And when you got me pregnant, I stopped the party
And I stopped the typewriter
And I stopped your dumb ball game in the red barn
And I stopped your father and bled instead
And I felt the lie
I... something sticky on the inside
A bitter wind in my throat
Oh, stopping me wanting
In my stomach
My head
And you said

(Chorus A)
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

(Break)

(Instrumental Verse)

(Chorus B)
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

You couldn't, you couldn't taste it
You, you, you couldn't taste it

(Break)

(Guitar Solo)


TRUTH AND BONE - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Sometimes I can feel you breathing into me
And these hands I can feel them tugging at my sleeve

(Bridge)
I move through the day in the rhythms that I've known
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone

(Chorus A)
All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down
All of it, all of it, all of it to truth and bone
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

(Verse 2)
My mouth is full of secrets that I'm too afraid to tell
And my body's full of longing for you to know me well

(Bridge)

(Chorus B)
All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down
All of it, all of it, all of it to truth and bone
All of it, oh all of it, all stripped down
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

(Break)
And I think of sinking in way over my shoulders
Let the water, let the water take me in
And I need you to cut through to where I'm hidden
And I'm awkward and I'm too polite
And I want two stars for arms like Orion
I could breathe in, breathe in, breathe out
If I could only lose myself, I would lose my myself in you

(Bridge)

(Chorus B)

(Denouement)
All of it, oh all of it, all stripped down
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

All of it, all of it, where are you?
All of it (Where are you?) to truth and bone


BLUE BLACK - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Break A)
Eat your words, eat your heart out
Eat your words, eat your heart out

(Verse 1)
There's not much left, just my red dress
Just this feeling that I got
You made me a victim in your Christmas kitchen
It's my memory, it's your loss

(Chorus A)
Blue black
Maybe you got something but the flowers grew back

(Verse 2)
And was it familiar when you touched my sister?
God, I don't think there's a word for that

(Chorus B)
Blue black
Maybe you got something, maybe you got something
But the flowers grew black

(Verse 3)
I gave it away, whore for a day
It's so ugly, I'm still breathing
But you never got my virgin heart
It stayed locked up, it's still beating

(Chorus B)

(Break B)
Eat your words, eat your hat
Eat your words, eat your heart out

(Denouement)
I never felt so clean, you did the sin supreme
You never had a clue, you can't take it with you
(repeat)

You can't take it with you


WALKING HIGHER - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I carry you with me, a ghost inside
And in these shattered arms, you're still alive

I carry you with me, a holy shrine
And dogs and angels follow right behind

(Chorus)
Could I be walking higher?
Could I be right beside her?

(Verse 2)
The bones they bury will feed the trees
But every word you ever spoke is still in me

(Chorus)

(Break)
And I will feel for you in the music
And I will send that river home
And I will cry for you sometimes
when the night is down

And I will raise my head up to the mountain
Talk to the birds and I fly
'Cause the spirit lives on
When the body dies

(Chorus)

(Denouement)
Could (Could I now be?) I be walking higher? (higher)
Could (Could I be?) be right beside her?

Could I be walking, walking higher?
Could I be walking higher?


LIGHT YEARS - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Vocal Riff A)

(Verse 1)
You found me
Drifting
Big motion like a bird
Strangest song I ever heard

(Chorus A)
Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years
Light years, light years

(Verse 2)
No paper, no ring
In the trees where frogs sing
I brought lilies for you
Think of all the things we’re gonna do

(Chorus B)
Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years

(Break)
I give you (give you) a thousand hours
Making love in the tall sunflowers
I give you (give you) a thousand feet
Down where the water’s deep

(Guitar Solo)

(Vocal Riff A)

(Verse 3)
Sleepy storm, sleepy head
Limb for limb on my bed

(Chorus C)
Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years
Light years, light years
Light years, light years

(Denouement)
(vocal wail)
Stay with me, stay with me
Stay with, stay
Stay, stay

(Vocal Riff B)


VERONA - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Intro)
(La la la la la la)
(la la la la la)

(Verse 1)
It gets inside you like the sun
It makes you wet just like the rain
It makes you sound so sentimental
Ah, it's a lovely kind of pain

(Chorus A)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la) (Verona)

(Verse 2)
And if there ever was an earthquake
I'd go down in the earth with you
And if there ever was an avalanche
I'd landslide down with you

(Chorus B)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream)
(la la la la la la) I used to lean over the side of the boat
(la la la la la) And get hypnotized by the water

(Instrumental Verse)

(Bridge)
It's up in the trees, up to me
It's out of the blue, out to you

(Chorus C)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream, ?)
(la la la la la la)
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)

(Denouement/Break)
(unintelligible background vocals throughout)
(la la la la la la)
(la la la la la)

(la la la la la la) Oh, Romeo, you are priceless, lifeless (la la la la la)
(la la la la la la) Skipping star to scar to star (la la la la la)
(la la la la la la) I used to dream, dream (la la la la la)

Slipping, slipping, slipping from me
I used to dream, dream
Burning... breathings, sleeping in me
I used to lean over the side of the boat
And get hypnotized by the water

Slipping, slipping, slipping from me
Burning, breathing, breathing, sleeping in me
Oh, Romeo


DOUBLED UP - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Intro Chord)

(Verse 1)
I saw a mountain from higher above
I held your hand and I was doubled up in love

(Chorus A)
Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm doubled up in love

(Verse 2)
You're watching your step but you fall as you're walking
You take it in stride but still you fall as you're walking

(Chorus B)
Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm (ah) doubled up in love

(Break)
Feels good, it feels like poetry
Don't ask me to explain
It just feels good like poetry
I'm doubled up again

(Verse 3)
Look at the sky lift off like an aeroplane
Watch the ground come up to meet you

(Chorus B)

(Break)

(Cello Solo)

(Chorus B)

(Break)

(Chorus C)
Big sky above me, a river inside me
Big sky above me, a river inside
And I'm (ah) doubled up in love

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