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Sep
09

Marcus Foster lyrics… finally!!

So i had the bright idea to listen to all of Marcus’ songs and write out the lyrics because there is a need for them!! LOL

My first version of the lyrics were riddled with mistakes, so my friend Meghan helped me clear most of them up.

Buttttt, it would be awesome if Marcus could make sure we got em right.. So if you’re reading Marcus, please help!!

thanks for the editing help meghan!!

“circle in the square”

got a hungry noise inside my head
knows the flavor of the timeless night
ive dreamt the sky but when its gone to bed
never manage to taste the light
i can never manage to taste the light

i lay feeling on the grassy ground
spits and shakes and tries to hide
i can barely feel but i won’t stay still
you can hear her laughing on the other side
you can hear her laughing on the other side

a feast that’s fit for a thousand kings
is laid out for my waiting eyes
thirst could quench 100 wolves
make the circle in the square
make the circle in the square

so i follow the track to the one outside
but crept in my burnt, useless sky
through narrow words and hidden sound
trace my footprints on the ground
i trace my footprints on the ground

beats the feet of a million dreams
slaughtered savage as it seems
if i throw my bones into the sea
pace the shoreline waiting for me
pace the shoreline waiting for me

whooooooa ohhhhh x3

————————–

—–
“tumble down”

in this life there’s only one man who is born, who is torn into the night
he has lived and he has died and he’s the only one who’s tied to the night

he will walk
through pointless danger
he will go
through twisted sorrow
he will know
that if he really saw the wall it would all just tumble down

have you ever seen the haunted ancient morning sweep the stars out from the sky
have you ever seen the dust wiped from your heart so clear that you can see it shine, see it shine

as you walk
through your pointless danger
you will go through
twisted sorrow
but you will know
that if you really saw the wall it would all just tumble down

cuz it could hold no more truth..oh
it could hold no more dreams
it could hold no more people… people
they would know what it means
it could hold no more sky
it could hold no more sea
no more.. no more sea
it could hold no more time
cuz it would all, it would all
just tumble
downnnnnnnnnnnnnn
it would fall
it would fall…ooooohhhh yeaaaaahh yeahhhhhhh
ayyyeee down down down down down
tumble down..(adlibs to end)

——————-

“shadows of the city”

oh the streets bleeding out for a real dream that’s not filled with unmarked bills
when the moon turns its back to let off steam you’re faced with a cold chill
there’s a bird at the window, smoke in it’s eye, singing off key
there’s a wounded girl with her heart shaped shoe in the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

well the trains are half empty with faces that try to break off their chains
bound by the sound of the screaming dawn that is all their name
there’s a madman throwing stones at the streetlight coming through a torn out shade
there’s a small river by the fallen tree in the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

you can feel the air breathing down your neck like a ghost standing by your side
flashing white teeth by the silent road he’s looking for a place to hide
rain cold woman with a knife in her hand and a shovel on the grassy ground
catch a left eye you can hear the sound of the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

yeahhhhhhhh

in the shadows

(adlibs to end)

——————–
“in your head”

if you try to measure time
it’s gone before the twinkle of an eye
burns out like a candle
blacks out like the sky

can you remember all the skins that you’ve shed
all the dreams stained on your bed
words that your feel
feelings that you’ve said

think of all the things we break
the gifts that you might take
you embrace the silence of the night until you try
to fill it up with silence

in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head

do you invent your history
and brave enough to steal the memory
can you get a failure to think you are free

can you remember all the times you tried to teach
the arms you’ve tried to reach
i still don’t know the difference between what we accept or believe

think of all the times you’ve lied
places that you’ve tried
do you think that in your heart that it’s all true
just not fair… oh

in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind

fallen like a soldier
risen as the same
do you think that you are graceful

you really jumped the gun
you think that you’re the one
are your hopeful you can leave a trace of yourself

when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
in your head

i say..
i say..

in your head
—————–

“i don’t mind”

if i had the time to solve the mystery of your crime you know i would
if i had to shape the form of your mechanical design you know i could
well i’ve been up and down the lanes to lose
the memory of your name, the sword is taken from the stone, put it in the lake
but i mended up my heart and i’ve got nothing more but bones to break

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
i don’t mind

if i had the hand to take the blood out of the sound to make it dry
and if i knew the burn for the secrets of the earth i won’t ask why
well i’ve been in and out of windows just trying to find the doorway i have broken off the marble that is weighted upon my shoe
but i’ve mended up my heart and i’ve nothing more but time to lose

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
but i don’t mind

if i could look within the endless tears upon your skin would i go blind
if i could carve your face upon and unfamiliar place would i be kind
well i’ve seen visions of a ghost that stands upon the ragged sleeve of all my faded dreams that i’ve broken at the seams
but i’ve mended up my heart and i’m nothing more but salt on the breeze

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
but i don’t mind

i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind

——————

“the room”

pace yourself and
take it slow
nothing here can change us now
the rain may fall and shadows grow but
time has stole the world somehow

the moon is on the rise
im frozen in your eyes

the room is wrapped in dust and silence
keeping out the night
keeping out the night
keeping out the night

the gate may rust and the tide may turn
friends may go their separate ways
fathers trust their child to learn
how to spend their dying day
dying day
dying day
dying day

taken by your hand
like stones set in the sand

the room is charged with ghosts of voices meeting our demands
meeting our demands
meeting our demands

ohhhhhhh yeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i said… i….
the sky may crack
world may tumble
streets may see your endless gaze
time keeps traveling
cities crumble
i was born to call your name
call your name
i said call your name
call your name
i said call your name
gnawing of the dark
gnawing of the dark
echoes of the dream
echoes of the dream

the room is folding in your arms a sight i’ve never seen
sight ive never seen
never never seen

(adlib to end)
———————–

“chase the blues”

the room is filled with darkness and the streets are filled with pale, white light
the silent sky is folding up the evening with the same old sigh
the dream that i’ve been chasing i’ve been waiting for so long to see
all i have are pieces and they just seem to trample on me

cuz i don’t wanna see the moon go down
and i don’t wanna feel the cold ground
and i don’t wanna think about tomorrow

for today
i wanna chase the blues away
for today
i wanna chase the blues
blues away

well it’s late in the morning and the feeling got me haunted right now
the shadows in the doorway well they always make the same old sound(same old sound)
if i’m not hearing voices then i know i’m bout to go insane
by the time the sun comes up i know the devil has my name(has my name)

cuz i don’t wanna see the moon go down
and i don’t wanna feel the cold ground
and i don’t wanna think about tomorrow

for today
i wanna chase the blues away
for today
i wanna chase the blues away

cuz i… i’ve been waiting for so long
yes and i…feel a change is gonna come
yes i feel it in my bones
i said lawd
i said lawd
i feel it in my bones
in my bones
in my bones
in my bones
in my bones

don’t wanna see
don’t wanna see
don’t wanna see

moon go down
moon go down
going down

(adlib to end)

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19 Responses to “Marcus Foster lyrics… finally!!”


  1. 1 Sveni
    September 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I would be very very happy if you could post the lyrics of “same old dance” too. I’m german and my englisch is way too bad to guess them fully… ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 2 Yannscott
    September 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    About Shadows of the city, correct me if I’m wrong but I think he says “a bird at the window, smoke in its lungs” (instead of “eye”) and “small YELLOW river by the fallen tree”. Besides that, you did great job! Thanks!

  3. 3 Ms_Celophane
    October 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    You don t know how you made me happy when I saw that you put the lyrics of Tumble down (loove that song):)Thank you..Do you by any chance know the lyrics of `Crooked sky` (i can t understand few lines..:) )?

  4. 4 Meghan
    October 23, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    It’s totally “smoke in its lungs” and at least when he sings it live it’s just “small river.”

    I’ll work on Crooked Sky and Same Old Dance ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. October 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    hahaha oh yea i totally forgot. we have to do sam and bobby too… bobby 1st cuz i don’t see anyone who has any of his lyrics. i think shack of soul has a lot of sam’s already

  6. 6 Meghan
    October 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I just saw some of Bobby’s on a fb page, I’ll suggest it to you there ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 7 Meghan
    December 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Well, if I could delete my earlier comment, I totally would…. I never heard the “small yellow river” part before – but you can’t miss it now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAOViKWbrhk

    You’re right on both accounts, sorry!!

  8. 8 Yannscott
    December 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    LOL don’t worry about that!
    Thanks for the link though, that’s a great performance. Marcus rocks!

  9. 9 myria101
    December 31, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    How you understood him enough to get these written down amazes me. Marcus Foster is my favorite of the BritPack (second only to Rob’s voice of course). So glad I found this.

    M

  10. 10 Meghan
    December 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I’m such a nerd… that small yellow river thing was making me nutty so i actually asked Marcus in NYC… sometimes he says yellow, sometimes he doesn’t… and it’s RIBBON, not river. D’OH!!

  11. 11 Yannscott
    January 2, 2010 at 1:32 am

    LMAO! He should definitely post his official lyrics on his myspace (and tabs too!). There are probably more mistakes that we didn’t catch. I just focused on shadows of the city and tumble down (trying to play them) and they seem right to me (considering the “ribbon” part now ^^)

  12. October 15, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I NEED HELP!!!! in the song Memory Of Your Arms there’s a hidden track, totally beatiful. Sadly, i can’t understand some parts of the song. I’m mexican by the way, so if you can help me with the lyrics. This hidden track stars at 5:33.

  13. December 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you so much for posting! ๐Ÿ™‚ It took a while for the last album to hit the States, but I haven’t stopped listening since it did. I’ve been dying to sing along in my car and now I can! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 14 MPAK7
    February 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH…. My english is not that good so I don’t understand a lot of Marcus Lyrics….
    And I almost don’t found them… Do you have the lyric of Faint stir of madness I lovee that song but I cant understand it really well….
    thank you again
    xx

  15. 15 Ingibjรถrg
    March 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    http://shackofsoul.com/marcus-foster/lyrics/#Memory%20of%20Your%20Arms

    lyrics – memory of your arms as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. 16 Matt
    December 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    ahh…I need the decent lyrics for Faint stir of madness!! I wanna play that! Could you or anybody help me with that?

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