"In the Direction of the Moon" as written by and Spencer Kyle Krug Arlen Thompson....
I am a wall of sand and stone
and you, you're some kind of ivy I'm trying to hold as best as I can.
As best as I can.

But I'm a disaster,
I could not be burning faster

I stick my arms into webs,
I take my meals with weirdos,
And play with my rocket ships.

And all the while you, you
are so composed.
So composed
So composed

You are the most gracious thing I know.
Touched by crooking flowers
Touched by snow

And I put my rockets away.
I think you're fantastic.
I'll put my rockets away.
I know that you care.
I'll put my rockets away.
And you
I'll put my rockets away.
are a house of skin and hair.

I've been running off of fumes again.
I've been running off my mouth.
I've been running in the hours
between midnight and dawn
In the direction of the moon.
With the impression that's the way,
the way to find your house.

So, hey, I will build your bastion
And hey, how long can you put up with these questions
When you got nowhere to go except
into the terrible air?

And I put my rocket away.
I think you're fantastic
I'll put my rocket away.
I know that you care
I'll put my rockets away.
And you
I'll put my rockets away.
are a house of skin and hair)

Erring on the side of culture apparently past
Come down from the good rack crystal glass

'Cause I, I'm a wall of sand and stone.
And you, your some kind of ivy I'm trying to hold
as best as I can.


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"In the Direction of the Moon" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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    Lyric CorrectionI think these lyrics as more accurate:

    I am a wall of sand and stone
    And you you're some kind of ivy I'm trying to hold
    As best as I can
    As best as I can
    But I'm a disaster
    I could not be burning faster
    I stick my arms into webs
    I take my meals with weirdos
    And play with my rocket ships
    And all the while you you are so composed
    So composed
    So composed
    You are the most gracious thing I know
    Touched by crooking flowers touched by snow

    And I (I'll put my rockets away) I think your fantastic
    And I (I'll put my rockets away) I know that you care
    I'll put my rockets away
    If you (I'll put my rockets away) are a house of skin and air

    I've been running off of fumes again
    I've been running off my mouth
    I've been running in the hours between midnight and dawn in the direction of the moon
    With the impression that's the way the way to find your house
    So hey
    I will build your bastion
    And hey
    How long can you put up with these questions?
    When you got nowhere to go
    Except into the terrible air

    And I (I'll put my rockets away) I think your fantastic
    and I (I'll put my rockets away) I know that you care
    I'll put my rockets away
    If you (I'll put my rockets away) are a house of skin and

    Erring on the side of culture apparently past
    Come down from the good rack crystal glass

    Cause I
    I'm a wall of sand and stone
    And you
    You're some kind of ivy I'm trying to hold
    As best as I can
    myballetflatson June 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics seem pretty correct, although I hear "I take my meals with weirdos."
    proposalson June 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's 'have you built your bastion?'

    Also, I always hear
    'Erring on the side of caution apparently has
    Come down from the rim of that crystal glass'

    but I could be really wrong. I dunno. :p
    Bananafishboneson June 12, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm just gunna copy write down what I'm looking at here on the back of this record sleeve and trust that.

    I - I'm wall of sand, and stone, and
    you - you're some kind of ivy
    I'm trying to hold
    as best I can.

    But I'm a disaster!
    I could not be running faster!
    I stick my arms into webs!

    I take my meals with weirdos,
    and play with my rocket ships.
    And all the while, you -
    - you -
    are so composed.

    You are the most gracious thing I know -
    touched by cooking fires, touched by snow.

    And I - I think you're fantastic,
    and I - I know that you care.
    I'll put my rockets away,
    if you let fall
    you're house of skin and air.

    I've been running off of fumes, again.
    I've been running off my mouth.

    I've been running in the hours
    between midnight and dawn
    in the direction of the moon,
    with the impression
    that's the way to find your house.

    So hey,
    have you built your bastion?
    And hey, how long can you put up with these questions,
    when you've got nowhere to go
    except in the terrible air?

    And I - I think you're fantastic,
    and I - I know that you care.
    I'll put my rockets away,
    if you let fall
    you're house of skin and

    - Erring on the side of caution - apparently past,
    come down for the rim of that crystal glass.

    I - I'm a wall of sand, and stone, and
    you - you're some kind of ivy
    I'm trying to hold
    as best I can.


    Sooo hopefully that helps you out. Its interesting to note the difference made between "if you let fall your house of skin and air" and the actual "if you let fall you're house of skin and air"

    unhandthatgirlon September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe melody after the "house of skin and hair" line sounds alot like a song by The Cure but I cant remember the name of it. Grrrr.
    daboognish88on April 22, 2012   Link

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