Andrew McMahon ::: 94/7 Session

Tuesday, May 9th

00:28:10

A piano and accordion is all Andrew needs to put on a stunning 94/7 Session, including Fire Escape, High Dive, Swim, So Close and Cecilia and the Satellite.

Transcription

I met up with an acrobat In Brooklyn or some place like that With life and taxis flying past We tore that dance hall down Pocket change and subway cars Our big ideas filled empty bars You might be from the moon or mars Either way, I'm never going home So, lets hang an anchor from the sun There’s a million city lights but You're number one You're the reason I’m still Up at dawn Just to see your face We'll be going strong With the vampires, baby We belong, we belong awake Swinging from the fire escape I was drinking from the wishing well Some junkie metal-head hotel When we boarded the carousel The roof was caving in On the stage my Oxblood friend Was singing songs about the end The bankers in the lion's den Were dropping lines like beggars in the snow So, lets hang an anchor from the sun There’s a million city lights but You're number one You're the reason I’m still Up at dawn Just to see your face We'll be going strong With the vampires, baby We belong, we belong awake Swinging from the fire escape Swinging from the fire escape Swinging from the fire escape Walking home your hand in mine Tattoos on the river line The morning birds are taking flight Either way I thought that you should know You're number one You're the reason I’m still Up at dawn Just to see your face We'll be going strong With the vampires, baby We belong, we belong awake Swinging from the fire escape Swinging from the fire escape Swinging from the fire escape Swinging from the fire escape I took the train home, facing backwards Another hopeless chase Echo Park, Indian Summer I wrote a new song About your new life Like steps I retrace Block letters in your little black notebook Yeah Flashbacks get me close I'm almost there Headlight in the driveway You stand in the window waiting The stars are out tonight One million fires burning Out there on the high dive You dance with your headphones on And I could watch you all night long Dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's Black jacket, a blue motorbike Pass the mission in the moonlight Teenagers in the alley kissing Smell the gas burn, saw your street sign Doing 80 in a 45 Throwing shadows you could hear if you listen Flashbacks get me close I'm almost there Headlight in the driveway You stand in the window waiting The stars are out tonight One million fires burning Out there on the high dive You dance with your headphones on And I could watch you all night long Dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's Oh Oh, oh Oh Oh, oh Flashbacks get me close But I'm staring at someone else's Headlights in your driveway You stand in the window waiting The stars are out tonight One million fires burning Meet me on the high dive You dance with your headphones on So I could watch you all night long Dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's song Oh, dancing to someone else's song Someone else's song To someone else's song To someone else's Someone else's Someone else's Song You've gotta swim Swim for your life Swim for the music That saves you When you're not so sure you'll survive You gotta swim And swim when it hurts The whole world is watching You haven't come this far To fall off the earth The currents will pull you Away from your love Just keep your head above I found a tidal wave Begging to tear down the dawn Memories like bullets They fired at me from a gun A crack in the armor I swim to brighter days Despite the absence of sun Choking on salt water I'm not giving in I swim You gotta swim Through nights that won't end Swim for your families Your lovers your sisters And brothers and friends Yeah you've gotta swim Through wars without cause Swim for the lost politicians Who don't see their greed as a flaw The currents will pull us Away from our love Just keep your head above I found a tidal wave Begging to tear down the dawn Memories like bullets They fired at me from a gun Cracking me open now I swim for brighter days Despite the absence of sun Choking on salt water I'm not giving in Well I'm not giving in I swim You gotta swim Swim in the dark There's no shame in drifting Feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark Yeah you've gotta swim Don't let yourself sink Just find the horizon I promise you it's not as far as you think The currents will drag us away from our love Just keep your head above Just keep your head above Swim Just keep your head above Swim, swim Just keep your head above Swim We cross a country In an airplane with the wings on fire Hanging from the seatbelt sign That’s the one thing There’s no safety in desire Preserving life is as good as dying And these could be the best or darkest days The lines we walk are paper thin And we could pull this off or push away Cause you and me have always been So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way So close So close to taking off So close to going nowhere So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way So close So close to taking off So close to going nowhere, nowhere I heard you whisper over the hum of an electric chair To live like this could take its toll But you’re no stranger To the high of almost getting there Are we losing touch or taking hold? And these could be the best or darkest days The lines we walk are paper thin And we could pull this off or push away But you and me have always been So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way So close So close to taking off So close to going nowhere So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way So close So close to taking off So close to going nowhere, nowhere I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go there With you So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way We’re so close So close taking off So close to going nowhere So close So close to giving up So close to going all the way So close So close to taking off So close to going nowhere I locked myself in a hotel room Then waited all night for the walls to move I've loved some girls that I barely knew I've made some friends, and I've lost some too Crashed my car, I was seventeen My mother in the seat riding next to me The things I've learned from a broken mirror How a face can change when a heart knows fear For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you If I could fly, then I would know What life looks like from up above and down below I'd keep you safe, I'd keep you dry Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite And you're the sky I've café crawled through Amsterdam Been around the world with a punk rock band And I've seen London, and I've played Japan I've been knocked down, I got up again For all the places I have been, I'm no place without you If I could fly, then I would know What life looks like from up above and down below I'd keep you safe, I'd keep you dry Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite And you're the sky I'm the satellite And you're the sky For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you If I could fly, then I would know What life looks like from up above and down below I'd keep you safe, I'd keep you dry Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite And you're the sky And you're the sky I'm the satellite And you're the sky And you're the sky