Rose of Jericho Lyrics

Out of the Maze
Signed with Love
Midnight Eyes
Heart of It
Romancing the Ordinary
Find Beauty
All in My Head
Happiness
Beautiful Machine
Laced in My Skin
Carried Away
Spinning the Room Around
Distant Shores

These City Lights
Buried Cold
Take Me Away
These City Lights
Under the Picture Frame
Wrong Side of the Sky
Little Known Truth
Lifeline
Lucid Dreamer
Hesitation

Guitar Tab:

Beautiful Machine
Buried Cold
Lifeline
Romancing the Ordinary
Spinning the Room Around
Take Me Away

 
 
 

Out of the Maze (2010)
Words by Andrea Russie and Matt Rasmussen

 
Signed with Love
 

These four walls
Move in closer
It's so easy to see
The ending to the story

But no one thinks that he's the villain
We all have out reasons
Remind yourself
Of all the things left said and unsaid

Can you close your eyes
And not relive it
Does it surface cold and colder
My heart beats
So close so far away
The last word and then the silence
Signed with love

Let's not forget, you chose
Every battle that you lose
Life goes on and on and on
Outside these four walls

But everyone thinks that they're the victim
We all have our reasons
Remind yourself
Of all the things said and unsaid

You paint a clean escape
On your spineless page
It's just a lame attempt
And it's not your first wreck

Signed with love
love, love, so far away

 
 
 
 
Midnight Eyes
 

I never know just where to begin
Thoughts of you and me
They kaleidoscope Inside my head and I
Never know just what to say around you
But your hands on mine
Feel like some kind of truth and

Here we are, between the lines
And I can't think of a better way
To say that I'm taken in by you
Lost in your midnight eyes

Where do I begin
You have this habit of unraveling me down to the strands
And you can see every truth behind
These lines I right so

Here we are, between the lines
And I can't think of a better way
To say that I'm taken in by you and yet
Here you are, half way through
Ten years of my solid defenses
I never cared for consequences
I'll stay here lost in your midnight eyes

So unravel me, unravel me
with your midnight eyes

Maybe I'll just stay here for a while
Take this all in
And let these thoughts of you and me
Collide inside my head

 
 
Heart of It
 

Brace yourself we're letting it out
Of the cage, it was bound to break away
Breach the heart and shatter
Letting go of the old familiar phrase

Spiral down the lightless path
And repeat the cycle like you do
Bear your heart and hands
With palms open and out
Let the world read it out loud
But you've got to find your breath deeper in
It goes on and on and on

Get down to the heart of it
Just, break down there's nothing left to lose
Barely breathing in now
Get down to the heart of it now

Wave on wave of past regret
Swallow whole the heart ache like you do
Your hands on the surface of
The slow motion disaster
You hold onto
But you've got to find your breath deeper in
It goes on and on and on

Get down to the heart of it
Just, break down there's nothing left to lose
Right down to the heart of it
Just, get down to the heart of it now

So hold on, it goes on and on and on

Feel the walls crack and splinter
It's not so slowly creeping in now
Brace yourself, brace yourself
It was bound to break out
Brace yourself, brace yourself
It all works out in the end

 
 
Romancing the Ordinary
 

The circus is closed tonight
And our heroine is down tonight
On the floor

Center stage is empty tonight
The trapeze swings silent
With her corset unlaced
Painted smile on her face
Silence embrace
Out goes the spotlight

On her own, feeling rather low
Holding on, beneath the street light glow
Could you stay, just stay close tonight
No more, no more romancing the ordinary

The city freezes tonight
And our heroine can't sleep tonight

Away from the crowd
The sight and the sound
Runaway train
Caught in the blaze

She comes and goes
Leaving prints in the snow
She's played her role
No more pretending

It's a long way down
And I just can't let them watch me fall again
The crowd is calling, I don't care
There's no show to see up here

The circus is closed tonight
Our heroine, she's down tonight
Smile erased, her reality in place
All feels the same
It all feels the same

 
 
Find Beauty
 

Oh I'm at the bottom of the barrel again
Counting the scars
But some day, I'll walk out of these halls
Some day the windows won't seem quite so far away
I'll feel the sunlight drown the rain

Oh you've been searching for so long
Wake up dear, wake up
And find beauty again
You will find beauty again
It's too much lately
Too much lately

Oh I'm lying faintly below the surface again
Ambitions wasting away
But some day, I'll step out of the maze
Some day the surface won't seem quite so far away
I'll feel the sunlight drown the rain

I'm so sick and tired of holding it all back
I'm so sick of this traitor heart of mine
That keeps me from feeling
Feeling alive

It's time to wake up dear
And I can feel, feel the sunlight drowning the rain

 
 
All in My Head
 

Don't think I made back it
From the world beyond the glass
Must still be lying dreaming
Cause I don't feel the way I ought to

Feel like the hero
Who makes it through the dark
And not the child who counts her failures
I don't know where to start
To make this right

Just say it's true, I'll believe I need you
Oh I need you to tell me it's alright
It's all in my head, I'm just fine

Each path I take comes back to
Another point that won't make sense
Must still be lost in the middle
Cause I don't feel the way I ought to

Feel like the hero
Who figured out the clues
And not child lost in the fairytale
I don't know what to do
To make this right

And when the nonsense starts to make sense
It's time to leave
Well I'm giving up
And I've had enough
Someone show me the door out of Wonderland

 
 
Happiness
 

I thought I felt connected from the start to you
Unquestionably I see now a different truth
Oh darling your eyes, they say it all

I wish I didn't see it
So clearly now

I'm sure you're happy now
With all your pieces all laid out for you
Are you happy now

Well if you wanted to master the game of cat and mouse
Congratulations you've won the final round
Oh but darling your eyes, they say it all

I'm sure you're happy now
With all your pieces all laid out for you
Are you darling
Are you happy now

Oh things seem to fit so perfectly
On the edge of this knife
You're walking a thin line
Darling, darling are you happy this time

So now that it's passed you by
Don't you think maybe it could've been something
So now that it's passed you by
Are you happy this time

 
 
Beautiful Machine
 

Blink once, twice
Is there anybody there
Is there anyone who cares that I've
Torn out the inside

Is there anybody there
Is there anyone who knows that I'm
Stained in lies

Hold my hand in your hands
It clears the darkness out
Such a beautiful machine
Wish I could
Love the way you do

Breathe once, twice
Sitting porcelain pretty
Can't convince myself that I believe
No matter how I try

Do you ever get the fear
That the premise you are standing on
Will fall away

If you stay close to me
You can make the storm fade

You're a beautiful machine
Wish I could
Love the way you do

If you stay close to me
You can make the storm fade away

I want out, I want out
Beautiful machine
I want out, I want out
Take the darkness away

 
 
Laced in My Skin
 

Red dawn
A new day rising on
Just empty sheets
And empty stairs left behind
I feel the same
Nothing has really changed
Except the loss
The loss of my only way

The future swells
The memories fade
These feelings come
And quietly go away
And to this day
I never learned what went wrong
I don't know
But I'll never feel quite at home without you

I'm alone I wish I could hate you
I'm alone I wish I could blame you
I know the way, I've never been so scared

You're laced within my skin

 
 
Carried Away
 

Time to put the pen away
I don't want to recall
How I've said all the wrong things
At the right time

And as I turn this page
It seems a little forced
A little strained

I can't explain the blank
I am drawing from
But it's a scene between you and me
That plays over and over again

I'll just get carried away
Don't let me get so carried away

It's not an easy choice to make
Say goodbye or do I stay
When the music changes
I think that you should know
I'm not the same
My heart is not the same
It's not the same

As I'm driving the road
A single cloud in the desert sky
I know what you'd say
If I told you what scene I saw it in
It was of you and me
It plays over and over again

 
 
Spinning the Room Around
 

String of lights, a thousand eyes
Shifting in the crowd
Frozen in my place on the stage
It doesn't take too long
To find you there

One pair of haunting eyes
I'm drawn to your light
You're that moment
The world went silent
The room in motion

I hear the sound, it's drowning out
How can I think straight when you're spinning the room
Feeling the weight of the endless debate
How can I see straight when you're spinning the room

One small movement your hand in motion
They fall on her hands
Heart hits the floor my knees follow course
It doesn't take me long
To read in your stare

One pair of haunted eyes
My lungs are caving
She's that moment
The world is silent
The room in motion

Now you move in so close
Please stop, don't watch
I'm pretty sure I've stopped breathing
I can't speak when you're digging the knife
So deep, so deep

 
 
Distant Shores
 

I don't know where this fear comes from
In my head
Sometimes it were dead
And it would stop haunting me

I don't know where I come from
It's far from here
But I never went back to there
Cause they had nothing for me

And I never went home too much
I didn't know
They didn't want me there
I don't know what I am meant for now

Starlit hillside
Distant sunrise
Shadows in disguise

I close my eyes and you're standing there
Hand in hand your distant stare
I remember what you said to me
Every day I try to find
Something simple in my mind
I don't know what I am searching for now

You don't remember me
But I remember you
Every where we went in June
It was so peaceful

I've always felt so alone
It's hard to be
Anything but lonely
After so much time

On the edge of
Night and day
Two heatbeats sound the same

You don't know me but I know you
We met on distant shores

 
 
These City Lights (2007)
Words by Andrea Russie and Matt Rasmussen
 
Buried Cold
 
tonight it's buried cold
tonight it's your hand in mine
and it doesn't fit and it doesn't feel right
tonight it's out of control
tonight it's me screaming inside my skin
and it doesn't fit and it doesn't feel right

I'd give anything to feel numb again
I'd give anything to feel  you but I
I can't let go of the smoke screen that keeps me
from falling apart

how can I say it so you'll understand
I'd scream it until it hurts but it'd be of no use
cuz I don't mean much more to you than that passive smile on your face
and in every empty glass
I start to see reflections of you inside
and I know you see through me
I've known every step of the way

I'd give anything to feel numb again
I'd give anything to feel  you but I
I can't let go of the smoke screen that keeps me
from falling apart

I'm falling apart
it's the only thing that keeps me
don't take it, don't take it away
I'd give anything I'd give anything
I'd give anything to feel numb again
I'd give anything to feel  you but I
I can't let go of the smoke screen that keeps me
from falling apart
 
 
Take Me Away
 
Its just this one time I say to myself
its just this one thought but I could if you would
and the moon is high tonight
still holding me in its stillness
its just this ache for you again in me rising
its just a thought of you
my muse my love still takes my breath away

I don't care where we go
I don't care if we ever find home
we're half way to the sky
its enough to hear you say take me away,
take me away from here love
and maybe that's half way to nowhere,
maybe it's half way somewhere closer for me
and it's so careless of you to steal me heart away,
you steal my heart away

it feels like only yesterday,
two strangers caught in chances way
from that moment with you staring into me
and the lightening caught the sky
and we just sat there staring in the pouring rain
if the rain would fall down right now,
it would call me to the window pane and I'd see you
standing alone with your arms open wide
and I'd say take me away take me away from here love

I don't care where we go. I don't care if we ever find home.
maybe it's half way to nowhere, maybe its half way somewhere closer for me
and it's so careless of you to steal my heart away.  You steal my heart away

you take me away
I don't care where we go. I don't care if we ever find home.
its enough to hear you say take me away, take me away from here love
and maybe that's half way to nowhere,
maybe it's half way somewhere closer for me
and it's so careless of you to steal me heart away,
you steal my heart away
 
 
These City Lights
 
Hold on two rounds to go
keep your feet up keep your hands up blocking you
can you see the light
from the window will you
still be waiting still be
wide eyed child coming back to stare at me

Well close the door on your way out
don't catch this drift, don't catch this cold
seeping into me from you
I know what have these city lights put you through
keep your head up keep your chin up
smile that smile they'll say
but go ahead let your scream out into the sky and I will find you
let me find you let me find you
just let this storm in your head pass through

hold on hold on hold on hold on
two rounds to go
keep your feet up keep your hands up blocking you from me
and can you see the light from the window will you still be waiting for me
still be waiting wide eyed child coming back to stare at me

Well close the door on your way out
don't catch this drift, don't catch this cold
seeping into me from you
don't turn away, tell me what you’re feeling
tell me how I'm hurting you
well tell me how, tell me how to win you back
tell me how to find your heart again
tell me what these city lights have done to you
what they've put you through and I will find you
I swear to you I'll find you.
 
 
Under the Picture Frame
 

I've got to get out of this place
it's like I wake up just to pick the repeat
like I'm the one who's been swept up and out of place
like I'm under the picture frame kept hidden
tying but failing it's so hard to be heard above the noise

You stay beautiful, hiding under the picture frame
oh I used to be
take a good look at me
smiling under the picture frame
oh my colors fade to gray
am I, am I slowly fading away

I've got to bring my head above the surface
like I'm the one who caught your eye this time
glad I could make love tidy
beautiful cellophane, beautiful you remain
like I'm under the picture frame kept hidden
trying but failing to be heard above the noise

You stay beautiful, hiding under the picture frame
oh I used to be
take a good look at me
smiling under the picture frame
oh my colors fade to gray
how could you not see me slowly fading away

But you had your chance and you're not welcome to look this time
Like I'm under the picture frame kept hidden
trying but failing to be heard above the noise

beautiful, hiding under the picture frame
oh I used to be
take a good look at me
smiling under the picture frame
Oh I used to be

 
 
Wrong Side of the Sky
 
I feel the board sink beneath my feet
and I can't help but feel
it's all lost integrity

you play your part and I'll play mine
like two figurines in love
we'll be settling for candy coated shells
they were meant to be torn apart

and we weren't meant to be lover
we were meant to be on the wrong side of the sky
because she doesn't come apart
she doesn't bleed out quite like me

no need to worry lover
you were right when you said
love is a moth in a flame
but you can't feel anything
lover, just say it
you don't feel anything

you play your part and I'll play mine
like two figurines in love
we'll be settling for candy coated shells
they were meant to be torn apart
they were meant to be torn apart

but we weren't meant to be lover
we were meant to be
on the wrong side of the sky
because she doesn't come apart
at the seams
oh she doesn't bleed out quite like me

it's all lost integrity
and I don't feel anything lover
I don't feel anything
 
 
Little Known Truth
 
the light doesn't fall evenly on your face
its okay you say, it doesn't half to anyway
and you know I prefer breathing with you in the shadows anyway
love was never spoken so clearly
when it comes from you it leaves your eyes
and I 'll know where to find it, know where to take it
and if it's you and me
Oh wait for me, don't let me walk away
there's a truth here that's only you and me
there's no wasted breath you say there's no wasted time you say

and seasons break outside
it's okay you say, you don't have to invite them in anyway
and oh, it feels like I'm half way down that path leading away from you
never spoken so softly when comes from you
Oh wait for me, don't let me walk away
don't let me push you away
if it's only you and me I don't mind

don't look at me like that
makes me feel like, I'm going crazy, I'm going crazy, without you crazy
Oh wait for me, don't let me walk away
don't let me push you away
if it's just me and you
I don't mind if only you and me
 
 
Lifeline
 
Your lifeline abandoning you
the sky's growing darker there's no one coming to rescue you
with your empty hands you've been reaching out to nowhere
what does it all mean you ask yourself the question we all seem to bleed

if you're not breathing life into you
doesn't matter what the person next to you is feeling or doing or saying
hiding and broken I know it's painful inside trying to find

misery is comforting you
no expectations keep your hand on the off switch
that's comforting too
with your empty hands you've been reaching out to nowhere
what does it all mean you ask yourself the question we all seem to bleed

if you're not breathing life into you
doesn't matter what the person next to you is feeling or doing or saying
hiding and broken I know it's painful inside trying to find pieces of themselves
and they can't find it so they look for it inside of you
and they take without even asking, take it without even knowing
oh they take it without even trying

silent shades of gray become you and me become you and me
if you're not breathing life into you
doesn't matter what the person next to you is feeling or doing or saying
hiding and broken I know it's painful inside trying to find
What are you trying to find
 
 
Lucid Dreamer
 
I'm so tired of being the shadow lining the wall
watching every memory of you departing from me
searching windows and corridors for traces of me
I get lost inside this dream again
it's all too familiar ghosts of you pass me by
it's back again just like before I find myself at your door
it's back again and there's no way to dissolve this
I can feel your breath, behind me, inside me

I can't wake from this dream
it's tortuous and torrid
these fantasies again
where I can't breathe without you breathing into me
you lead me through these empty corridors again
doesn't matter how my body shakes I can't get you out of me
Oh it's back again
there's no way to dissolve this
I can feel your breath, behind me, inside me

I can't wake from this dream
it's tortuous and torrid
these fantasies again
Oh can I breathe without you breathing into me
you lead me through these empty corridors again
lucid dreamer release me
lucid dreamer release me
 
 
Hesitation
 

You've carried me so far out
the shoreline's all but nothing now
and every direction I turn to leads me back to you
but it's nothing I expected
nothing I couldn't handle I thought the rules were simple
and there's a piece of me that wants you to close that door
but is it too much I'm asking is it too much for me to want you to stay, stay
it's cruel that everything I feel means nothing,
to you everything I've said means nothing
still I'll feel you when you're nowhere near me
too long have you haunted me

Darling there's no solid ground to hold onto it all falls so softly away
left over pieces are not enough,
enough to keep me together I can't stop
the water from rising
is it too much I'm asking, is it too much
I need you to stay, stay
it's cruel that everything I feel means nothing
to you everything I've said means nothing
still I feel you when you're nowhere near me
too long have you haunted me

I walk alone in hesitation
it's blindly scarring me
it's too much, too far, too long I don't think I can take this
and when it all falls away
I'll still feel you when you're nowhere near me
oh why, oh why
do I walk alone
why was it never you and me
and I walk alone

 
 
 


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