India McKellar

singer I songwriter I musician

On and On

sleep, take me now
if I stay here I will drown
in my own dark wave
it’s so cold here
night – be my friend
I know this rapture will end
down I will swim till then
I’ll be caught in the grip
of misery’s win
it’s so cold here
I feel so alone here

 

all the world falls down
spinning out of time
and the choices
go on and on and on and on…

 

peel me away
lie after lie I will say
this is not who I am
it’s just someone I play
in the merry go round
of the day
cannot hold on here

 

throw me a line
stop the wheel turning
I try to find solid ground
get me out of this merry go round
cannot hold on here
I don’t belong here

 

all the world falls down
spinning out of time
and the voices
go on and on and on and on…

 

sleep take me now
stop the wheel turning
down, down I will swim
while I can
can’t you see this is not who I am?
throw me a line
can’t you see this is not who I am?

 

Home town

outside the wind is lazy
and the sky is armed with cloud
finally it surrenders and the
grey, harsh rain pours down
I carry your bags from the station
down the road that we both must take
in my imagination
nothing here has changed

 

all that I can do is
walk you through my home town and try
try to find some common ground

 

here is my heart,
it’s part of this brick
this stone upon stone
I lie till the morning wraps around me
and the night fades from your eyes
you build this church with your fingers
but my blood is in this ground
I strain to keep alive this flame
but the walls they,
they just go round and round

 

all that I can do is
walk you through my home town and try
Try to find some common ground


I carry your bag to the station
you’re planning this one alone
inside my intuition is telling me
this is your last train home
this is the last train out of here
this is the last train home
this is the last train
this is the last train
this is the last train home

The Harbour

how calm the perfect water
no tide no wind
still the waves come crashing in
my eyes are turned towards the harbour
but in my hands I hold the open sea

 

my doubt, my captor
this island I have made
till the water brings you back this way
I bend to set you free
your fluid hands reach out to me
but I am the air you do not need

 

and the rolling of the ocean
and the moving of the sea
can never change me
never make me
the water that you breathe

 

how calm the perfect water
in the deep in a dream I see
your eyes like sable wanting me
underneath the surface
your red-gold hair among the reeds
I am the air you do not need

It's Easy in the Dark

I will bite my tongue and I will
fight back the fear
I suspect that this is just another night
when you will not be here
I watch the darkness swallowing the window
I blow the candle out and lock the door
like the night before
and the night before that

 

I will give you comfort
you’ll give me your spin
I’ll here you on the driveway
I’ll tip-toe down the stairs to let you in
you’ll choose a lie from
one you’ve not yet told
you’ll take me in your arms
and I will fold
when you say to me that
I am everything you need

 

It’s easy in the dark to say I love you

 

I’ll build my expectations
on the promises you made
another bottle open, another table laid
I’ll dine alone and nurse my solitude
reliving every previous rendezvous
the time before
And the time before that

 

later we’ll be skaters
horizontally entwined
nothing in between us,
the only thing surrounding us is night
i’ll blow the candle out and close my eyes
then I cannot see your face or hear you lie
When you say to me that
I am everything you need

 

It’s easy in the dark to say I love you

 

I will stretch before you
like the sand along the beach
You will be the ocean – you will cover me and then be out of reach
I’ll blow the candle out and close my eyes