Discography

Discography

Indigo Girls

  • Release date: 1989-Feb-28
  • Label: Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

Indigo Girls is the second studio album and first major label release by Indigo Girls. It was originally released in 1989 on Epic Records. It was reissued and remastered in 2000 with two bonus tracks. The album received mostly excellent critical reviews, and went gold after six months and eventually went platinum. The duo was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy (losing to Milli Vanilli), and won one for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. It was reissued and remastered in 2000 with two bonus tracks. Michael Stipe sang on “Kid Fears”, and the other members of R.E.M. performed on “Tried to Be True”. In addition, the Irish band Hothouse Flowers backed the duo on several tracks, notably “Closer to Fine”. “Kid Fears” was covered by Benny (Ibarra) on his 1992 album Hablame Como La Lluvia with lyrics in Spanish.

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    Closer To Fine

    Lyrics

    I'm tryin' to tell you somethin' 'bout my life.
    Maybe give me insight between black and white.
    And the best thing you've ever done for me
    Is to help me take my life less seriously.
    It's only life after all.

    Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable,
    And lightness has a call that's hard to hear.
    I wrap my fear around me like a blanket.
    I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it.
    I'm crawling on your shores.

    I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
    I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source for some definitive,
    The closer I am to fine. The closer I am to fine.

    I went to see the Doctor of Philosophy
    With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee.
    He never did marry or see a B-Grade movie.
    He graded my performance, he said he could see through me.
    I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind,
    Got my paper and I was free.

    I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
    I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source for some definitive,
    The closer I am to fine. The closer I am to fine.

    I stopped by the bar at three A.M.
    To seek solace in a bottle, or possibly a friend.
    I woke up with a headache like my head against a board,
    Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before.
    And I went in seeking clarity.

    I woke up with a headache like my head against a board,
    Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before.
    And I went in seeking clarity.
    I go to the doctor, we go to the mountains.
    We look to the children, we drink from the fountain.
    We go to the Bible, we go through the work out.
    We read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source, the closer I am to fine.

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    Secure Yourself

    Lyrics

    In the ink of an eye I saw you bleed,
    Through the thunder I could hear you scream,
    Solid to the air I breathe,
    Open-eyed and fast asleep.
    Falling softly as the rain,
    No footsteps ringing in your ears.
    Ragged down worn to the skin
    Warrior raging, have no fear.

    Secure yourself to heaven.
    Hold on tight, the night has come
    Fasten up your earthly burdens,
    You have just begun.

    Kneeling down with broken prayers,
    Hearts and bones from days of youth,
    Restless with an angel's wing,
    I dig a grave to bury you.
    No feet to fall,
    You need no ground,
    Allowed to glide right through the sun,
    Released from circles guarded tight,
    Now we all are chosen ones.

    Secure yourself to heaven.
    Hold on tight, the night has come
    Fasten up your earthly burdens,
    You have just begun.

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    Kid Fears

    Lyrics

    Pain from pearls, hey little girl,
    How much have you grown?
    Pain from pearls, hey little girl,
    Flower for the ones you've known.

    Are you on fire,
    From the years?
    What would you give for your
    Kid fears?

    Secret staircase, running high,
    You had a hiding place.
    Secret staircase, running low,
    But they all know, now you're inside.

    Are you on fire,
    From the years?
    What would you give for your
    Kid fears?

    Skipping stones, we know the price now
    Any sin will do
    How much further, if you can spin.
    How much further, if you are smooth.

    Are you on fire,
    From the years?
    What would you give for your
    Kid fears?

    Replace the rent with the stars above
    Replace the need with love.

    Replace the anger with the tide.
    Replace the ones, the ones, the ones, that you love.

    Are you on fire,
    From the years?
    What would you give for your
    Kid fears?

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    Prince Of Darkness

    Lyrics

    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    And I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    And I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark

    I don't know when I noticed life was life at my expense
    The words of my heart lined up like prisoners on a fence
    The dreams came in like needy children tugging at my sleeve
    I said I have no way of feeding you, so leave
    But there was a time I asked my father for a dollar
    And he gave it a ten dollar raise
    And when I needed my mother and I called her
    She stayed with me for days
    Now someones on the telephone, desperate in his pain
    Someones on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
    Someones got his finger on the button in some room
    No one can convince me we aren't gluttons for our doom
    But I tried to make this place my place
    I asked for providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
    Yeah but Ill tell you
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    And I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    (by grace, my sight grows stronger)
    And I do not feel the romance I will not be
    (and I will not be a pawn for the prince of darkness any longer)

    Maybe there's no haven in this world for tender age
    My heart beat like the wings of wild birds in a cage
    My greatest hope my greatest cause to grieve
    And my heart flew from its cage and it bled upon my sleeve
    Oh the cries of passion were like wounds that needed healing
    I couldn't hear them for the thunder
    I was half the naked distance between hell and heavens ceiling
    And he almost pulled me under
    Now someones on the telephone, desperate in his pain
    Someones on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
    Someones got his finger on the button in some room
    No one can convince me we aren't gluttons for our doom
    But I tried to make this place my place
    I asked for providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
    But Ill tell you
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    And I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    (by grace, my sight grows stronger)
    And I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    (grows stronger)
    By grace
    (my place is of the sun)
    My sight
    (and this place is of the dark)
    Is growing stronger
    (I do not feel the romance)
    I will not be a pawn
    (I will not be)
    For the prince of darkness any longer

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    Blood And Fire

    Lyrics

    I have spent nights with matches and knives,
    Leaning over ledges, only two flights up.
    Cutting my heart, burning my soul.
    Nothing left to hold,
    Nothing left but, blood and fire.

    You have spent nights, thinking of me
    Missing my arms, but you needed to leave.
    Leaving the cuts, leaving my burns,
    Hoping I'd learn.

    Blood and Fire
    Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
    And my nights of desire are calling me,
    Back to your fold.
    And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
    Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?

    I am looking for someone, who can take as much as I give,
    Give back as much as I need,
    And still have the will to live.
    I am intense, I am in need,
    I am in pain, I am in love.
    I feel forsaken, like to things I gave away.

    Blood and Fire
    Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
    And my nights of desire are calling me,
    Back to your fold.
    And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
    Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?

    I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.
    I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.
    I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.

    Blood and Fire
    Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
    And my nights of desire are calling me,
    Back to your fold.
    And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
    Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?

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    Tried To Be True

    Lyrics

    From baby to best with no second test,
    Little storms destroy you.

    Here is the fame they promised to give you,
    Taking the place of my hand now.

    Did you try to be true?
    What separates me from you?
    What separates me from you now?

    Did you borrow the soul
    The soul that you sell now?
    What does your conscience tell you?
    Where are the demons
    Of your desire?
    Why does my love destroy you?

    I said I tried to be true,
    What separates me from you.
    I said I tried, tried to be true
    What separates me from you.
    What separates me from you now?

    So where is the fame,
    Where is the fortune?
    Where is the world that denies you?
    Who is to blame,
    When my heart finally forfeits
    To a road that will only misguide you?

    Did we try to be true?
    What separates me from you?
    Did we try, try to be true?
    What separates me from you

    I bought my love a hunger
    More precious than a stone.
    All these fatal flowers,
    Did I misguide you?
    (Where is the world that denies you)
    (Tried to be true)

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    Love's Recovery

    Lyrics

    During the time of which I speak
    It was hard to turn the other cheek
    To the blows of insecurity
    Feeding the cancer of my intellect
    The blood of love soon neglected
    Lay dying in the strength of its impurity
    Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
    They've all gone and left each other
    In search of fairer weather
    And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
    To the slim chance of love's recovery

    There I am in younger days, star gazing
    Painting picture perfect maps
    Of how my life and love would be
    Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
    My compass, faith in love's perfection
    I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen
    Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
    Left each other one by one on the road to fairer weather
    And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
    To the slim chance of love's recovery

    Rain soaked and voice choked
    Like silent screaming in a dream
    I search for our absolute distinction
    Not content to bow and bend
    To the whims of culture that swoop like vultures
    Eating us away, eating us away
    Eating us away to our extinction

    Oh how I wish I were a trinity
    So if I lost a part of me
    I'd still have two of the same to live
    But nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal
    As specks of dust we're universal
    To let this love survive
    Would be the greatest gift that we could give
    Tell all the friends who think they're so together
    That these are ghosts and mirages
    All these thoughts of fairer weather
    Though it's storming out I feel safe within the arms
    Of love's discovery

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    Land Of Canaan

    Lyrics

    You can go to the east to find your
    Your inner hemisphere
    You say we're under the same sky babe
    Your bound to realize honey it's not that clear
    I'm not your promised land oh no
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    Well, the meanings changed
    For what it's worth
    It's just a senseless game
    Well I should think of love
    But it's fear every time I hear
    Honey your heartbeat strain
    It's not the fallen man
    It's not the call of time
    It's just the London skyline sweetheart
    Telling me you're not mine

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    My blood is running dry
    My skin is, my skin is growing thin
    For every time you find yourself
    You loose a little bit of me honey from within
    It's just a raging cycle
    Why can't we bring it all to the end of the line
    From inside this existence, sweetheart
    Time is not on my side

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    I'm not your promised land
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised one
    (Honey I'm trying to tell you that I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised land
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun
    I'm lonely tonight

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    Center Stage

    Lyrics

    Laughing in a crown of jewels,
    Numbness from a sceptors wound.
    Toss and Turn, I spin and learn,
    "Catch yourself before you burn."
    A joker's dance before the king,
    Jangling beads, a silver ring.
    Close your eyes and bare the sound,
    Jumping up, falling down.

    Falling, falling, falling, falling down.
    Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

    Royal rebels discover you.
    Trust? you turn there is no truth.
    And circle, circle, why are you scared?
    Why a smile instead of tears?
    I'm gulping smoke to fade away.
    Figures floating down to lay.
    Meet the joker and the thief,
    The king and queen but, no relief.

    Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

    "the king is in the Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Counting house, Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
    Counting out his
    Money"

    "the queen is in Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Her parlour, eating Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
    Bread and honey"

    "Mary had a little lamb"

    I cross myself before I die
    The leaping man, he asks me, "why?"
    "well your rhythm is off" I reply,
    "Now you must dance the dance
    That you imply!"
    "Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    The higher the leap, I said
    Close

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    History Of Us

    Lyrics

    I went all the way to Paris to forget your face
    Captured in stained glass, young lives long since passed
    Statues of lovers every place
    I went all across the continent to relieve this restless love
    I walked through the ruins, icons of glory
    Smashed by the bombs from above

    So we must love while these moments are still called today
    Take part in the pain of this passion play
    Stretched our youth as we must, until we are ashes to dust
    Until time makes history of us.

    Jeu de Paume's full of faces knowing peace, knowing strife
    Leisure and toil, still it's canvas and oil
    There's just no medium for life
    In the midst of the rubble I felt a sense of rebirth
    In a dusty cathedral the living God called
    And I prayed for my life here in earth

    So we must love while these moments are still called today
    Take part in the pain of this passion play
    Stretched our youth as we must, until we are ashes to dust
    Until time makes history of us.

    There are mountains in Switzerland, brilliant cold as they stand
    From my hotel room, watching the half-moon
    Bleeding its light like a lamb
    And the town is illuminated, its tiny figures are fast asleep
    And it dawns on me the time is upon me
    To return to the flock I must keep.

    So we must love while these moments are still called today
    Take part in the pain of this passion play
    Stretched our youth as we must, until we are ashes to dust
    Until time makes history of us.

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    Radio Single Remix

    Land Of Canaan

    Lyrics

    You can go to the east to find your
    Your inner hemisphere
    You say we're under the same sky babe
    Your bound to realize honey it's not that clear
    I'm not your promised land oh no
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    Well, the meanings changed
    For what it's worth
    It's just a senseless game
    Well I should think of love
    But it's fear every time I hear
    Honey your heartbeat strain
    It's not the fallen man
    It's not the call of time
    It's just the London skyline sweetheart
    Telling me you're not mine

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    My blood is running dry
    My skin is, my skin is growing thin
    For every time you find yourself
    You loose a little bit of me honey from within
    It's just a raging cycle
    Why can't we bring it all to the end of the line
    From inside this existence, sweetheart
    Time is not on my side

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    I'm not your promised land
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised one
    (Honey I'm trying to tell you that I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised land
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun
    I'm lonely tonight

  12. Play
    Live

    Center Stage

    Lyrics

    Laughing in a crown of jewels,
    Numbness from a sceptors wound.
    Toss and Turn, I spin and learn,
    "Catch yourself before you burn."
    A joker's dance before the king,
    Jangling beads, a silver ring.
    Close your eyes and bare the sound,
    Jumping up, falling down.

    Falling, falling, falling, falling down.
    Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

    Royal rebels discover you.
    Trust? you turn there is no truth.
    And circle, circle, why are you scared?
    Why a smile instead of tears?
    I'm gulping smoke to fade away.
    Figures floating down to lay.
    Meet the joker and the thief,
    The king and queen but, no relief.

    Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

    "the king is in the Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Counting house, Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
    Counting out his
    Money"

    "the queen is in Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
    Her parlour, eating Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
    Bread and honey"

    "Mary had a little lamb"

    I cross myself before I die
    The leaping man, he asks me, "why?"
    "well your rhythm is off" I reply,
    "Now you must dance the dance
    That you imply!"
    "Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    Your actions will follow you full circle round,
    The higher the leap, I said

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