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

Bright Eyes

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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


  • credits


    album: Track 1 in album Fevers and Mirrors
    release date: 2000-3-23
    popularity : 42 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