"Starting" as written by and Matthew Morris Pond....
We could start tonight
Slide back the deadbolts
Let the pictures down
They hold no life
And if you've got some faith then you are faithful
You fall down on your face
You got a face full

We could start tonight
Pull down the plastic
Light the gasoline
Erase the lines

And if you want to live
Then go on living
If you want to give
Gotta get it right

A ceiling was beyond the world I could afford
You'll never knock your head or chip your teeth
If you won't take some more
Or just keep dancing with your chin a vacant stare
The promise worth in very movement was proceeded in your chair

And here we are
Saints and sightseers
The light bulb phosphorescent flash and then we're gone
And there we were all full of fever
A million shakes until the leaves have drifted on

And here we are
Far beyond reason
A million fires a million holes put in the sky
And there we were
Saints and sightseers
A million runway lights to bring us through the night

We stand on ledges, kick our feet and throw our shoes
I tried to move a little closer, nothing left for me to lose
There is no argument to get me going hoarse
Misplaced my mind and now I do not have to worry about before

Less talk, more arms, more legs, more swinging back and forth
Lights on, lights off, I know that I want to be adored
First hips, then knees, then feet, don't think anymore
Make no mistake, there's no blood when the words are gone

Less talk, more arms, more legs, more swinging back and forth
Lights on, lights off, we know we want to be adored
First hips, then knees, then feet, don't think anymore
Make no mistake, there's no blood when the words are gone


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  • +2
    General Commentthis is undoubtedly my favorite song on the new album. when they start into the last two verses of "less talk...," it's such a beautiful, sexy pop breakdown. Finally, a song that makes intimacy something cherished and desired, without being perverse.
    metariejustformeon February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are directly from the album liner notes:

    We could start tonight
    Slide back the dead-bolts
    Let the pictures down
    They hold no life
    If you've got some faith
    Then you are faithful
    Fall down on your face
    You've got a facefull

    We could start tonight
    Pull down the plastic
    Light the gasoline
    We'll race the lines
    And if you want to live
    Then go on living
    If you want to give
    You gotta get it right
    A ceiling was beyond the world I could afford
    You'll never knock your head
    Or chip your teeth if you wanted some more
    Or just keep dancing with your chin a vacant stare
    The boundless worth in every movement
    With you seated in your chair

    And here we are (and here we are)
    Saints and sightseers
    A lightbulb phosphorescent flash and then we're gone
    And there we were (and there we were)
    All full of fevers
    A million shakes until the leaves have drifted on

    And here we are (and here we are)
    Far beyond reason
    A million fires a million holes cut in the sky
    And there we were (and there we were)
    Saints and sightseers
    One million runway lights to bring us through the night

    We stand on ledges kick our feet and throw our shoes
    I tried to move a little closer nothing left for me to lose
    There is no argument to get me going hoarse
    Misplaced my mind and now I do not have to worry 'bout before

    Less talk, more arms, more legs
    More swinging back and forth
    Lights on, lights off
    I know that I want to be adored
    First hips, then knees, then feet
    Don't think anymore
    Make no mistake there's no blood when the words are gone

    Less talk, more arms, more legs
    More swinging back and forth
    Lights on, lights off
    I know we want to be adored
    First hips, then knees, then feet
    Don't think anymore
    Make no mistake there's no blood when the words are gone
    nohitter151on April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentindeed; i find this album to be very poetic as a whole.

    i sort of see this song like that saying... um, something to the effect of... when you have nothing left to lose, anything goes.
    TheWrongGirlon March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this part:

    If you've got some faith
    Then you are faithful
    Fall down on your face
    You've got a facefull
    TheWrongGirlon March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery Carpe Diem!
    kait18on November 01, 2011   Link

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