A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace Lyrics

Bright Eyes


album: Track 1 in album Fevers and Mirrors
release date: 2000-3-23
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Lo-Fi/Indie Rock
length: 6:27

Album Information

label: Bad News Records
country(area): Japan
format: CD
barcode: 4529408000284
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bright Eyes Fevers and Mirrors cover art


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You turn on a spindle.
You're so much looser now but you're not explaining how you gained such new repose.
I touch the clasp of your locket, with its picture held,
Some secret you wouldn't tell but let it choke your neck.
So we imagine a darkness where all shapes divide,
Solids changing into light, with a burst of heat so bright.
Well fine, don't you do what I want you to.
Yeah, don't degrade yourself the way that I do
Cause you don't depend upon all the shit that I use to make my moods improve.
Near a sea of pianos, there were waves of chords
That crashed against the shore in one huge and useless roar.
And there were girls bringing water,
Like a dream they came to cure the fever of my brain,
And soothe my burning throat.
And they made me a necklace, hanging beads of sweat on a string of my regrets,


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace
  • 2 A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks
  • 3 The Calendar Hung Itself…
  • 4 Something Vague
  • 5 The Joy in Discovery
  • 6 The Movement of a Hand
  • 7 When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass
  • 8 Arienette
  • 9 Jetsabel Removes the Undesirables
  • 10 Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh
  • 11 The Center of the World
  • 12 Sunrise, Sunset.
  • 13 An Attempt to Tip the Scales
  • 14 A Song to Pass the Time