"The Lovesong Writer" as written by and Geoffrey/keeley Rickly....
Sitting alone in the dark of the stadium,
He whispers his secrets into a cheap guitar.
With the flick of his wrists he turns words into melodies,
Chords into church bells, fill up the alleys.
Lovers entwine in the heat of the night,
And I don't have a part in the shivering silences.
We will pretend that it's all just made up.

The song that he writes,
Are too personal he can't play them for anyone.

And when he's all alone,
The love song writer sings.
Oh, can anyone hear me now?
But no one hears at all.

So he stumbles through syllables cut from their sentences,
Lost what was called to him deep in the alphabet;
Please give us meaning.
(And work for me now)
You're the broken heart
You're the sigh in the back of the throat.
And on the other side,
You're the queen of spades
You're the town that he meets on the way.
There's always a way out.
There's always a way out.

And he's all alone,
The love song writer sings.
Oh, can anyone hear me now?
But no one hears at all.

The love song writer sings,
All alone when he hears the song,
Of the knock at the door.

Face me red roses, falling apart.
In the house of someone that you strengthen and left behind.
Your love is so pure tearing your down.
They say,
Sing for me, sing for me, sing for me now
Sing for me, sing for me, sing for me now


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"The Lovesong Writer" as written by Geoffrey Rickly Andrew Everding

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    General CommentI can relate to a lot of this song. I'm a writer, i write a lot of things, though my poetry, i'm really subconcious about, like i really really have to care for and trust someone before i shair it with them, its fairly dark, and i guess like i fear people thinking i'm crazy or something.
    But it also seems to be about the feeling of performing on stage, from the little i've done it, the rush you get is nothing like anything else you'll experience.
    faileddesignon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKind of pressed for time at the moment, so I will just say that this song is amazing and really, really beautiful.
    Geez.
    WinterKisson April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me symbolizes what Geoff feels about his writing.
    He writes really personally material for people in particular and he feels awkward playing it in front of so many people, because it's flooded with emotion.
    I also think it's talking about his job, what he's paid for and how he uncovers both extremes from it.
    I like how he shows that something can be described as horrible and great at the same time.
    whitallyon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song... unless you have excellent hearing you should've waited til the 19th to get the official lyrics from the book though.
    NoLightToSeeByon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's FIFTY red roses falling apart IN THE HANDS of someone...etc etc. otherwise well done, though nolighttoseeby has a point...*shrug*
    dvision ston April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeah and this is my faaaavorite song so far along with telegraph avenue
    dvision ston April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah Telegraph Avenue turned out awesome from the demo.

    and er, I meant the 2nd... today's the 19th :p
    NoLightToSeeByon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also think it's
    "You're the Queen of Spades/ You're the sound that she makes one her way" otherwise the other corrections are right and otherwise good job
    Knife2aGunFighton April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so fucking much. I've been waiting to hear it again since December and right now......I'm in heaven. This is definitely my favorite song off of the new record. If you people haven't seen this song live, you haven't seen the full potential of this song. It's such a great live song. UGH! I love this fucking song.
    Thursdayloveon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes nolighttoseeby has a good point and i=ve heard that thursday really dislkine the illegal downloading of thier material however..........if your dying to hear the new album as much as i was goo to their homwpage because its up at the moment the site is

    myspace.com/…

    its up there as an exclusive i dont know how long it will be there though

    i love this song thursday have come back and rocked it in true thursday style
    thesimplewayson April 24, 2006   Link

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