Marti West
 
 Released 2016

Released 2016

ISTANBUL - EP

  1. Nightbirds

  2. Istanbul

  3. Come Over

  4. What You Take Me For

 

1. NIGHTBIRDS

Red lights and the headlights of cars
Through the rain and the steam, scream in the night
And oh there's a tortured man in a courtyard
His legs may be weak but still he begs for a fight

When I'm alone and I'm frightened, and I feel her grip tighten
She sends nightbirds to howl at my door
When I'm alone and I'm frightened, and I feel her grip tighten
She sends nightbirds to howl at my door

Just keep your head above the water
There's a slaughter raging outside
And I keep still when I'm spoken for
But you know it takes a broken man to hide

And over your shoulder cold hands start to hold you
Tin soldiers in black uniform
With their worlds made from matchsticks, they'll batter down your hatches
But their souls are tattered and torn

When I'm alone and I'm frightened, and I feel her grip tighten
She sends nightbirds to howl at my door
When I'm alone and I'm frightened, and I feel her grip tighten
She sends nightbirds to howl at my door

Just keep your head above the water
There's a slaughter raging outside
And I keep still when I'm spoken for
But you know it takes a broken man to hide

Just keep your head above the water
There's a slaughter raging outside

 


2. ISTANBUL

Istanbul was burning on a silver screen
I'd be stepping over broken bones and cobbled stone
Sightless sockets on a crowded train
Empty pockets baby and my heavy hat was full of rain

And I'd come to you with an open palm
Come on deliver me from harm
But you just stand there saying no, no, no, no, no

We are falling we are falling please don't go
We are falling we are falling please don't go

And I could live without these useless toys
Eating up the minds of pretty girls and city boys
So why tell lies like those in times like these
I'll just close my eyes and discredit what I know to be

And I'd come to you with an open palm
Come on deliver me from harm
But you just stand there saying no, no, no, no, no

We are falling we are falling please don't go
We are falling we are falling please don't go

And I'm not asking for anything that hard
No need to tear the world apart
But you just stand there asking more, more, more, more, more

We are falling we are falling please don't go
We are falling we are falling please don't go
AWe are falling we are falling please don't go
We are falling we are falling please don't go

 


3. COME OVER

It's a dangerous place for me to be around
And it's raining all over now
So I'd wash your face, and I'd dry your gown
When you tell me come over now

And with keys to my doorway you take what you need and nothing more
But you're leaving pieces across the floor

And you say this won't hurt
And with blood on your shirt you tell me come closer now
But it's a dangerous place to take a leap of faith
So say it's all over now

And with keys to my doorway you take what you need and nothing more
But you're leaving pieces across the floor

And I've heard that you've been out knocking upon indifferent doors
You might know that hope once entertained endures
I don't care what you became or whatever name you took
I don't care that your dreams were stolen from a picture book

And with keys to my doorway you take what you need and nothing more
But you're leaving pieces across the floor

 


4. WHAT YOU TAKE ME FOR

You came in through the fields, shielded by your veil
A fountain sealed but oh how the rain fell down like hail
And you took me too your bridal bed
And you said oh let yourself be led

But oh, what you take me for?
Oh, what you take me for?
You know you couldn't want for more so what you take me for?

You came in through the fields shielded by that veil
Your case may be weak but it seems that your judge is weaker still
There was no-one watching anyhow
When I did the stars for you but you just went and tore them down

But oh, what you take me for?

Oh, what you take me for?
You know you couldn't want for more so what you take me for?

And I swear to remember you, oh when we were young
Tell me how many men still fall for golden hair and a silver tongue?

But oh, what you take me for?
Oh, what you take me for?
You know you couldn't want for more so what you take me for?

But oh, what you take me for?
Oh, what you take me for?
You know you couldn't want for more so what you take me for?

What you take me for?


 
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