Bind Us Anew

by Starcrossed Losers

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released June 7, 2016

Songs by Kyle Morgan, except 'Is Love Enough', written by Kyle Morgan & Will Markley

vocals/guitars/keys: Kyle Morgan
bass: Ryan Dieringer
drums/percussion: Alex Goldberg

produced by Ryan Dieringer & Kyle Morgan
engineered by Ryan Dieringer at The Seaside Lounge Recording Studio, NYC; and Humble Abode Studios, West Hurley, NY

mixed by Andrew Lappin at Wonder Room Recording, NYC
mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music

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Starcrossed Losers is an alt-folk-rock band based in Portland, ME.

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Track Name: What Do You Want From Me
What do you want from me, is it love
Or would just a touch of comfort be enough
To shift your gaze from the ancient, ugly scar
Your restless eyes are always fixed upon

Enough to soothe that old wound you won't let heal
And for a moment maybe feel something new
Are lovers' lies all you really want from me
Or just maybe do you need something true

What can I do to make you understand
That this life don't always go the way you plan
It's hard to help you if you never try
To listen once to anyone's advice

All the pacing only makes the river churn
You're kicking up the mud and dirt in a cloud
Now let the current carry it away
And you'll see clear to your unchanging ground
Your unchanging ground
The seasons spin around
Your unchanging ground

What do you want from me, is it love
Or would just a touch of comfort be enough
Track Name: Don't Tell Me
Don’t tell me you don’t feel it too
Don’t tell me I’ve fallen too soon
Into the love sick sea
Drowning in dreams of you

Don’t tell me you’re busy tonight
Don’t tell me the time isn’t right
I know you don’t know me yet
We’ve only just met
Oh but how can you know
If you won’t give it a go with me

God help me if you won’t be mine
Cause it’s the last time
I let anyone inside
You can live forever so free
Take it from me
Somebody who’s tried and tried

Don’t tell me your feelings aren’t true
Don’t tell me you’ve fallen so soon
Out of the clouds up above
And straight out of love with me

Don’t tell me that love’s out of date
Don’t tell me romance is passé
I can see through your lies
You know well as I
That beyond any doubt
What else could life be about but love

God help me if you won’t be mine
Cause it’s the last time
I let anyone inside
You can’t live forever so free
Take it from me
Somebody who’s tried and tried

Disappointment everywhere
See it filling up the air
There were so many times I could feel
Yes and so many times it was real

I love you, that won’t go away
I want you, what more can I say
But goodbye and goodbye
Farewell
Track Name: Downright Down
Well I got too sick to tell you goodbye
When I woke up you were in Connecticut
I was south of a sigh
Someone tell me what went wrong
I was doing so well
The last thing that I recall
A late drunken singalong
Then it all went to hell

Down on my luck
Down in the dumps
I’m downright down tonight

My body was aching, my vision was blurred
I opened my mouth to speak, but I couldn’t say a word
The panic was rising, heartbeat doubled its time
Throwing both my arms around, gesticulating up and down
Like a broke, jonesin' mime

Down on my luck
Down in the dumps
I’m downright down tonight

And pulling the morphine drip out of my arm
I cried is this some sick kind of joke
Goin’ on six months of fasting, I ain’t even had me
So much as just one single smoke
Ah but how are they to know

So I lay back down beneath an old patchwork quilt
Given by her sisters of perpetual guilt
And the bell in the church tower hasn’t sounded in years
Still I’m woken from my troubled dreams
With a dull and unending ring in my ears

Down on my luck
Down on the dumps
I’m downright down tonight

The only one I see now is this priest make his rounds
And he crosses himself over me
And while he prays for peace, I pray that I might speak
So that I could ask how to believe
Ah, but how is he to know?

So I’m learning to talk all over again
You were always saying I should go back to school
Well look, here I am
Track Name: Breathe In Breathe Out
Drowning in a wave of awe at the ocean’s roar
Gentle, curling worlds of water rolling through my door
Breathe In, Breathe Out, ah
High tide rises up my walls, fills the corridor
All my life I’ve fled from trouble, only to find more
Breathe In, Breathe Out,

As I sit, I let my limbs go limp
And then dismiss the last of what we call “I”
I’m tired of the fits of living, so why not try out dying
If I could learn to love such an absurd world
I just might wade right out that door
But I can’t escape the feeling
So I’ll float up to the ceiling
Til’ I can’t breathe in anymore

Lungs full, cause of death was water, claims the coroner
Suicide’s out of the question, friends and kin confer
Breathe in, Breathe out, ah
Then tell me how, why, who’s to blame
What’s the reason for
All his life the cause of trouble
Now he’s brought on more
Breathe In, Breathe Out

My brother sits with his eyebrows knit
Immersed in some murderous mood
But I’m powerless to sooth him
He just combs the streets for clues and broods
If I could make him see that it was only me
And no one else who wished my life to be ending
And I didn’t feel forsaken, just bored with all the fakin’
So I quit breathing and pretending
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
Close your eyes my love, if you don’t wanna see me go
Close your eyes my love, if you don’t wanna see me go
Stay asleep my love, dreaming that isn’t so

There was a time my love, I promised you we’d never part
There was a time my love, I promised you we’d never part
Well that time has passed faster than a fallen star

I was bored, looking for something to do
You were there with nobody to care for you, so you let me
It was just fun I was thinking of
You were thinking love long before you ever met me

Cover your ears my dear, if you don’t wanna hear goodbye
Cover your ears my dear, if you don’t wanna hear goodbye
Go on and plug them up, sing your pretty lullabies

La la la la la la la

I was bored, looking for something to do
You were there with nobody to care for you, so you let me
It was just fun I was thinking of
You were thinking love long before you ever met me

If I don’t wake you dear, you’re gonna sleep the day away
If I don’t wake you dear, you’re gonna sleep the day away
I hear the rooster crow, babe I must be on my way

I see the sun at last, shining on the Casco Bay
I see the sun at last, shining on the Casco Bay
The same one you see, setting over old Galway

So go back to sleep, dreaming of a brighter day
So go back to sleep, go back to sleep
Go back to sleep, babe I must be on my way
Track Name: Don't Do This Thing
Don’t Do This Thing

I ought to opt outta the deal
But how can I back down just now cause I feel
The sting of conscious at dawn
The warning of hell whisper all the night long

Been out of work for so long
My children are hungry, my wife three years gone
Now every last penny is spent
I’m forced to do wrong just to cover the rent

And I dreamed last night of sweet Lorraine
On our wedding day
And she fixed her gaze on my tearstained faced
And voiced her final plea,
Honey, please don’t do this thing

But if ever blood was justly spilled
It’d belong to the man who I’m hired to kill
A wicked life, crooked and bent
Crippled in darkness and stumbling yet

Bourbon bent, a quarter to four
He broke down the door in the early morn
Raving mad, God knows what for
He struck down his wife and poor child to the floor

And I dreamed last night of sweet Lorraine
On our wedding day
And she fixed her gaze on my tearstained faced
And voiced her final plea
Honey, please don’t do this thing

Now the time has come, I must make a choice
But which is the best for my two girls and boy
This weight’s enough to tear me in two
Sweet Jesus, please, tell me what I should do

I pace these floors where my children have played
I see three poor orphans and know I can’t stay
But the image shifts to murdering thieves
And I know just as well that I cannot leave
And I dreamed last night of sweet Lorraine
On our wedding day
And she fixed her gaze on my tearstained face
And begged me, baby please
If you do this thing, you’ll be lost from me
Never to be freed
For you know too well what Heaven forbids
Only fools can be redeemed
Honey, please don’t do this thing
Honey, please don’t do this thing
Honey, please don’t do this thing













Bind us anew, I to You, You to I
Bind us anew, anew, anew, anew
Bind us anew, I to You, You to I
Bind us anew, anew, anew, anew
Bind us anew, You to I, I to You
Bind us anew, anew, anew, anew
Bind us anew, You to I, I to You
Bind us anew, anew, anew, anew
Bind us anew, You to I, I to You
Bind us anew, anew, anew, anew
Bind us anew, You to I to You to I to You to I to You to I to You to I to You……….
Track Name: Is Love Enough
Is love enough
To drive two pasts into the night
To draw two futures into sight
Such things are dreamed up, but
Is love enough

Is love enough
To take and make two wrong lives right
To turn two shadows into light
Such things are dreamed of, but
Is love enough

Is it enough to hold us near
Is it enough to dry our every tear
Is it enough to keep us from always wondering
Wondering, wondering
Is it enough

Is love enough
To let two lovers start anew
To put behind their former truths
And all the lonely nights we’ve suffered through
Such things are dreamed of, but
Is love enough
Track Name: Be Near Me Now
Don't go, be near me now, I need you close
Don't be leaving me when I need you most
Don't be leading me down that lonesome road
With no hope of a home, no hand to hold

It's not happening
I just can't go on like that no more
I've had enough
Be near me now

Sea oats swaying, the breathing of the waves
There I found you in those fleeting summer days
Then it grew colder and I in turn grew strong
Growing older, my strength will soon be gone

And it's not happening
I just can't go on like that no more
I've had enough
Don't leave me now
It's not enough
Be near me now
Track Name: A Foreign Home
Scrape away the static and buzzing
Of choral sounds through microphones
Strain to be what we never wasn't
We're caught in a puzzle of our own
Making, cause make it we did
Deceived ourselves, well no wonder
That it's a sin to lie
But we never knew why
And if only I'd known
Before I set out to find
A foreign home

Whine, complain, acoustic are clattering
Sound waves ever echoing
Wince in pain, sopranos are flat again
Quit your cringing, smile and sing

La la la la la la la

Waste away in the everyday mundane
Small-talk-squaking topics, lame
Flail and shout, but shelved you will stay
For your pages are filled with exactly the same
Sayings, quotes and cliches
Imitations dictate the days
And nights of our lives
But we never knew why
And I'd never had known
Had I never arrived
In a foreign home
Track Name: Song of Cain
Once I was a slave to the seed and to the land
In winter I obeyed the dormant sun's every command
In summer skin was scaled, callous caged
Once my body shook with disbelief to find
The harvest of my youth the only offering denied
By poison eyes of pride I was enraged
Within my heart a bitter war was waged

And once I held a gun to my brother's head
For every move I made another poison tear was shed
To feed the throb like thunder on the rise
The pulsing fury merged with the current of desire
It roared into the trigger click and the barrel blast of fire
And broke into the silence of those eyes
Spotless, sob-glazed, raised to the skies

And then my brother's blood cried up from the ground
Until all the wrath of God was awakened at the sound
And down upon my feeble heart it fell
He marked me with his word, I was branded like a beast
Banished from my home and left to roam across the east
Whose miseries no human tongue can tell
A land of thirsty soil, an empty well

Not even the Father's eye, not even enough to take me there
Not even the Father's eye, not even enough to take me there
Not even the Father's eye, not even enough to take me there

Well you warned me of myself, you told me once before
That the danger of my sin was waiting, pacing at the door
That on my flaws the lawless demons smile
Well I have no hopes for heaven and of hell I have no fears
I see it every moment in the memory of those tears
I killed him for my love, me unloved child
A stranger cursed to wander through the wild
Track Name: Barnard Lament
Dark, the only day I've known
All dark, the only day I've ever wished to live to know
You were on my mind
You, the only light I wanted

Oh I wished so desperately for you to be the one for me
But now I know that nobody can ever raise the sun for me

I go where I'm wanted
I leave when I tire of game shows

Don't ask anymore of me, no, no, no
Don't ask anymore of me, no, no, no
I've given all I have to give
My race is nearly over
And the light I've always longed for reaches for me
Reaches for me
Oh, reaches for me
And it's alright

Reach forward, reach backward for me
Come and meet me where I am
And raise the sun back from its sea grave
Pull this wreckage from the rocks
And once again direct my course
Until we reach that further shore