Discography

Discography

All That We Let In

  • Release date: 2004-Feb-17
  • Label: Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

All That We Let In is the ninth studio album by Indigo Girls. The cover art is by alternative comics artist Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame.

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    Fill It Up Again

    Lyrics

    Won't have you see me as your sad sack
    Lost my something and I can't get it back
    Or a kill on your trophy rack
    I checked my schedule now my train is rolling down a track
    Past the sadness of the salt flats
    To the prospect of the land fat
    Or just a lazy orange house cat
    On the sofa where I'll be put up
    You've been the hole in my sky, my shrinking water supply
    Before my well runs dry
    I'm going round round round the bend
    Fill it up again

    I'd like to say that it was clear to me
    Love triangle geometry
    But in the end it's still a mystery
    The placement of affection and the disarray
    I gathered up the courage that it took
    Made that bed and took one last look
    And you could hear the pages flapping in the wind blown
    Book of my days, my days
    One tank gone second thoughts are on my mind
    What's this trip gonna cost me this time
    The devil I know is starting to look awfully kind
    But the new road is an old friend
    I fill it up again

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    Heartache For Everyone

    Lyrics

    You spent five years saying you'd come my way
    Well that's a little more waiting than a heart can take
    Yeah but now that I know it's just a fantasy
    I feel a hard time coming around for me

    I said oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    There's a heartache for everyone
    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    There's a heartache for everyone

    I spent two years saying give me a chance
    (oh oh oh)
    Yeah clean it all up and I'll take your hand
    (oh oh oh)
    But not forever it was understood
    (oh oh oh)
    Yeah but just for a while, it would do us some good (oh oh oh)

    I said oh
    (I'm waiting)
    Oh oh
    (to restore)
    Oh oh
    (my love)
    There's a heartache for everyone
    (I'm waiting)
    Oh oh
    (to restore)
    Oh oh
    (my faith)
    There's a heartache for everyone
    I'll wait for you until I know
    There's a heartache for everyone

    Hey valentine I'm just a stumbling around
    Who knew that Paris was such a lonely town
    I'll meet you at the bridge where we wanted to kiss
    Or take the high road and be done with this

    Hey valentine I'm just a stumbling around
    Who knew that Paris was such a lonely town
    I'll meet you at the bridge where we wanted to kiss
    Or take the high road and be done with this

    I'll give you six more weeks baby just in case
    You can change your mind, you won't be replaced
    Are we looking at a lifetime of regret
    (are we looking at a lifetime of regret)
    Or just the one little moment that I'll never forget
    (or just the one little moment that we'll never forget)

    I said oh
    (I'm waiting)
    Oh oh
    (to restore)
    Oh oh
    (my love)
    There's a heartache for everyone
    (I'm waiting)
    Oh oh
    (to restore)
    Oh oh
    (my faith)
    There's a heartache for everyone
    I'll wait for you until I know
    There's a heartache for everyone
    I'll wait for you until I know
    There's a heartache for everyone

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    Free In You

    Lyrics

    A hard knock
    A cold clock
    Ticking off my time
    A long look
    But no luck
    Couldn't seem to find
    Or unwind
    Into peace of mind
    Though I was trying

    A quick glance
    A big chance
    My heart beat like a drum
    I saw you
    And I knew
    Chances just don't come
    Round again
    Not like this
    First a laugh
    Then the kiss

    And I'm free in you
    I've got no worries on my mind
    I know what to do
    That's to treat you right
    And love you kind
    Thank you ever on my mind
    Love is just like breathing
    When it's true
    And I'm free in you

    The lost time
    The self crime
    My big mistakes
    The clear voice
    Of bad choice
    Sounding like an ache
    In my day
    Not too bad
    But too real
    To go away

    But now I'm free in you
    I got no worries on my mind
    I know what to do
    That's to treat you right
    And love you kind
    Thank you ever on my mind
    Love is just like breathing
    When it's true
    And I'm free in you

    And I don't know
    How you show
    Such gentle disregard
    For the ugly in me
    That I see
    That for so long
    I took so hard
    (i took so hard)
    But I truly believe
    (i truly believe)
    That you see the best in me
    (that you see the best in me)
    I'm enough
    For your love
    (enough for your love)
    And the thought
    Sets me free
    (and I'm free)
    Free in you
    Got no worries on my mind
    I know what to do
    That's to treat you right
    And love you kind
    Thank you ever on my mind
    Love is just like breathing
    When it's true
    And I'm free in you
    Yes I'm free
    In you

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    Perfect World

    Lyrics

    We get to be, a ripple in the water
    We get to be a rock that's thrown
    We get to be a boy on the bridge
    Standing over the reservoir
    See the water lap along the shore line
    The buried forest of a man made lake
    Cemeteries are laying underneath it
    Your heart like a dam when it breaks.

    We are floating, we are swimming
    And in this moment we are forgetting
    What it costs, what it takes
    For one perfect world
    When we look the other way.
    I'm okay, if I don't look a little closer
    I am driving with the tank full
    I'm OK if I don't see beyond the shore
    The sun is blistering this black top road.
    I'm OK if I don't have to do the killing
    We are talking, cellular and mobile
    OK know what the killing is for.
    As if its some kind of cure for this world of woe

    We are talking, we are driving
    And in this moment we are denying
    What it costs, what it takes
    For one perfect world
    When we look the other way
    It's one perfect world
    When we look the other way
    Its one perfect world

    If you can't see beyond the myth of isolation
    And the miracle of daybreak doesn't move you anymore,
    Connect the points and see the constellations
    As the night comes down on the reservoir.

    We are swimming, we are floating
    And in this moment we are beholden to
    What it costs, and what it takes
    For one perfect world
    Can we learn to live another way?
    It's one perfect world
    Can we learn to live another way?
    Its one perfect world
    Can we learn to live another world?
    It's one perfect world

    We get to be a ripple in the water.

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    All That We Let In

    Lyrics

    Oooooooo
    Oooooooo
    Oooooooo

    Dust in our eyes our own boots kicked up
    Heartsick we nursed along the way we picked up
    You may not see it when it's sticking to your skin
    But we're better off for all that we let in

    Lost friends and loved ones much too young
    So much promises and work left undone
    When all that guards us is a single centerline
    And the brutal crossing over when it's time

    Oooooooo
    (I don't know where it all begins)
    Oooooooo
    (And I don't know where it all will end)
    Oooooooo
    (We're better off for all that we let in)

    One day those toughies will be withered up and bent
    The father son the holy warriors and the president
    With glory days of put up dukes for all the world to see
    Beaten into submission in the name of the free

    We're in a nevolution I have heard it said
    Everyone's so busy now but do we move ahead
    The planets hurting and atoms splitting
    And a sweater for your love you sit there knitting

    Oooooooo
    (I don't know where it all begins)
    Oooooooo
    (And I don't know where it all will end)
    Oooooooo
    (We're better off for all that we let in)

    See those crosses on the side of the road
    Tied with ribbons in the medium
    They make me grateful I can go this far
    Lay me down and never wake me up again

    Kat writes a poem and she sticks it on my truck
    We don't believe in war and we don't believe in luck
    The birds were calling to her what were they saying
    As the gate blew open the tops of the trees were swaying

    I've passed the cemetery walk my dog down there
    I read the names in stone and say a silent prayer
    When I get home you're cooking supper on the stove
    And the greatest gift of life is to know love

    Oooooooo
    (I don't know where it all begins)
    Oooooooo
    (And I don't know where it all will end)
    Oooooooo
    (We're better off for all that we let in)

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    Tether

    Lyrics

    Whatever it was, is wasn't manumission
    To spill the blood, to pull the weed
    You can bury the past, but it's a mausoleum
    With the ghost of a fist that won't let us be

    Can we bring it together,
    Can we call from the mountain to the valley below?
    Can we make it better
    Do we tether the hawk, do we tether the dove?

    I kicked up the dirt, and I said to my neighbor
    "We keep making it worse, we keep getting it wrong"
    He tucked in his shirt, he stood a little bit straighter,
    He said "We need a few less words dear, we need a few more guns."

    But will it bring us together,
    Can we call from the mountain to the valley below?
    Can we make it better
    Do we tether the hawk, do we tether the dove?

    Enduring love
    Why so much and so strong, beyond this short existence?
    So don't be still
    You say there's a long line behind you
    And it's hardly worth the mentioning
    But I will

    Cause we may flicker and fade,
    But we never will be through with this
    I see this world battered but not broken
    There's a fallow heart, it's waiting on a sowing hand
    You can grow what you want, But one day it's gonna rise up
    So plant what you need to make a better stand

    And we'll bring it together
    And we'll call from the mountain to the valley below.
    And we'll make it better
    Let go of the hawk, we let go of the dove.

    I sing to you, all you true believers
    With the strength to see this and not be still.
    I'm telling you now, find the hope that feeds you,
    Don't let 'em bleed you of your will.

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    Come On Home

    Lyrics

    Dark clouds are comin' like an army
    Soon the sky will open up and disarm me
    You will go just like you've gone before
    One sad soldier off to war, enemies that only you can see.

    Dishes stacked, the table cleared
    It's always like the scene of the last supper here
    You speak so cryptically that's not news to me
    The flood is here it will carry you
    And I've got work to do.

    Come on home, the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
    But it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
    Come back here and shut the door
    I'm stacking sandbags against the river of your troubles.

    There is fire there is lust
    Some will trade it all for someone they could trust
    There's a bag of silver for a box of nails
    It's so simple the betrayal
    Though it's known to change the world and what's to come.

    Just come on home, the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
    But it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
    Don't you recognize them anymore
    I'm stacking sandbags against the river of your troubles.

    There's the given and the expected
    I count my blessings while I eye what I've neglected
    Is this for better is this for worse
    You're all jammed up and the dam's about to burst.

    I hear the owl in the night
    I realize that some things never are made right
    By some will we string together here
    Days to months and months to years
    What if everything we have adds up to nothing.

    Come on home, the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
    But it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
    Come back here and shut the door
    I'm stacking sandbags against the river of your troubles.

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    Dairy Queen

    Lyrics

    I heard that you were drunk and mean
    Down at
    The dairy queen
    Now there's just enough of you in me
    For me to have
    This sympathy
    And take it in stride
    I know I had mine
    And you were as kind
    I am told

    Ain't it funny how we lose one day
    And a lifetime
    Slips away
    I'm looking back on us that way
    Something I
    I never thought I'd say
    I take it in stride
    I know I had mine
    It was good for a time
    I am told
    It was good for a time I am told

    The love you gave was not for free
    But the price
    Was truly fair
    I never felt so glad to be
    So well spent
    So beyond repair
    And I take it in stride
    At least you were mine
    If not for all time
    Enough to hold
    Oh at least
    Enough for me
    To hold you

    Now take good care that you are true
    You said you found it
    Hard to do
    And find that bit of faith that sets you free
    From having everything to prove
    And you take it in stride
    And know you've got mine
    And it's good for a lifetime
    Or more
    Hey I love
    I love you
    More and more

    Oh I love you more and more
    Yeah

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    Something Real

    Lyrics

    I've seen the sun on a funeral, the full moon in a midday sky
    Tactician politician hold his head and wonder why
    I'm always struck that much harder by the power of suggestion

    By now I know the answer's always in the question
    Now that we're done with that why don't you warm the car
    All of the fields are filled with fresh boys playing football
    More than the weather chills, the bands practicing their drills

    I've got to get back to something real with you
    I had to call your parents to get your number again
    I was either gonna be the prodigal or the banished friend
    We were standing against an outside wall, I was afraid of what you'd say
    It took me ten years to call you back but here we are today

    Now that we're done with that why don't you warm the car
    All of the fields are filled with fresh boys playing football
    More than the weather chills, the bands practicing their drills

    I've got to get back to something real with you
    So life has brought you this: two marriages and three kids
    And me life as slick as ice that finally hit the skids
    You're as sweet as you ever were
    A slight sickness of regret washes over me
    And in the end that's all I get

    Now that we're done with that why don't you warm the car
    All of the fields are filled with fresh boys playing football
    More than the weather chills, the bands practicing their drills

    I've got to get back to something real
    I've got to get back to something real
    I've got to get back to something real with you

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    Cordova

    Lyrics

    The volunteers come for your prayers
    And some souvenirs,
    With ivory skin and boycott lessons
    Year after year.

    [Chorus]
    Well I'm tracing your face up in the space of the bottom bunk,
    Oh Cordova.
    Where I cried and I cried,
    I knew I was trading on things that I didn't have,
    The things that I didn't have.

    Now you come to me
    With revolution's infidelity,
    With blacklisted friends and Tupperware kin,
    And your big history.

    [Chorus]

    I memorize the lullabies
    Of dwindling lives.
    The lay of the land, the touch of each hand
    We lose by and by.

    [Chorus]

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    Rise Up

    Lyrics

    Dog at the window still looks all day never gets her fill
    Cause a glance means a chance to break the birds out congregating
    I have seen a look like that you licked your chops from where you sat
    Make your kill for a thrill and you don't mind waiting
    Rise up your dead, there's life in the old girl yet
    Rise up your dead

    When it bums you out, all the hunters sprung to pounce
    And at best it's a mess like a nest infested
    You remember there's more than this
    There always was and always is

    Tend the artist in your charges, you are full invested
    And if you need to, read your mindless mag
    Call me up for tickets, we'll go see Sugarland
    And it gets better even when it's been a drag
    Just move to the music, move your body to the band and
    Rise up

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