An expanded edition of Timbre was re-released on Rykodisc via Sophie’s own imprint, Trumpet Swan Records. Each copy of Timbre has a bonus disc with 2 new songs, homes demos, remixes, and video enhancement, including 2 never-before-seen videos.
In our lives Love has hid her face to save her heart from breaking Into feeling In your eyes Joy gives way to pain Save your tears for the rain Visions stop at the ceiling Without each other What would we be We long to feel free And in our dreams We see What we need
I hardly recognize myself it’s such a strange thing To find another woman walking in my blue jeans I’ve come so far and I’ve been so long away from home I’m like a photograph who’s image is still changing The letter that I never sent to you explaining All I want is a place for my heart to belong
In our minds We have weapons and cures for disease And a light year in the instant that it takes us to conceive Without each other Where will we go Someday we will know And if we want to We will grow Closer and closer together
I hardly recognize myself it’s such a strange thing... To find another woman walking in my blue jeans I’ve come so far and I’ve been so long away from home I’m like a photograph whose image is still changing The letter that I never sent to you explaining All I want is a place for my heart to belong
I’m tired of waking up I’m sick of rolling off the bus I want to sleep forever In the lies I’ve made The checks have bounced But the bills got paid so far On the Jaguar I call myself The lines get crossed On the short wave I get cut off ’Cause I can’t behave Very well You think you know me But you don’t know my way around Hell Is just below me And that’s why I keep falling down
I’m praying to resist temptation Staying within my constellation Weighing every intonation Betraying alienation
I quit sobriety I joined up with insanity I want to pull the lever on the hatch I built Escaping truth and avoiding guilt So far In the family car I get away The border’s nearer than I thought I’ll drive all day and I won’t get caught Anyway The light is fading And I haven’t had time to call You must be waiting For someone whose engines Won’t stall
I’m feeling the strings of your rejection Kneeling in the wrong direction Sealing my heart to your neglection Revealing no connection
I want your hand Across my belly I want your breasts Upon my back I want your pain To rip right through me I am your death You are my wrath
I’ll take your hand Beyond the threshold I’ll take your gifts As art of fact I’ll take your tongue Right down to my throat You are my loss I am your map
I find your eyes They give me shelter I find your lips They give me peace I find your need to take me over
Open my heart I’ll tell you stories Open my legs I’ll read your mind Open my mail I’ll tell you’re forty You are my fate I’m your design
I’ll lead you o’er The city burning I’ll lead you home To Provincetown I’ll lead you down The soft dunes yearning You’re my vision I am your sound
I long to be Your handsome woman I long to feel The crease of time I long to free Medusa’s stallion I’m your water You are mine
I need to carve Your face in pavement I need to die In your embrace I need to keep A grave engagement You’re my power I’m your disgrace.
Mmm my best friend has a little car She can take off anywhere, anytime she wants And if you ask me mostly Where would I rather be I’ll tell you up and down the avenue In the passenger seat.
My best friend Has fuzzy hair My best friend Walks with her tail in the air My best friend Makes me feel full as the moon I’m saving all my money and I’m gonna take her to Israel soon.
Mmm my best friend has a little house She gave me my own keys and I go anytime I want And if you ask me mostly Where would I rather be I’ll tell you sitting on the window sill When she’s close to me. (I worried I was isolated now I’m glad I waited For the real thing)
My best friend Has fuzzy hair My best friend Walks with her tail in the air My best friend Makes me feel full as the moon I’m saving all my money and I’m gonna take her to Israel soon My best friend She smells like patchouli and cigarettes and the street My best friend Sometimes she makes eyes at my feet My best friend You’d think we were from the same womb We don’t like talking in the morning And we dream all afternoon.
Wear big clothes and you’re alright Don’t let the spin make you uptight Life’s a Saturday morning cartoon We’re like balloons we’re like balloons We come as one and we stand on line We don’t mind waiting ’cause we’re on our own time We don’t know what the meaning could be It’s a mix of love and ecstasy
Oh I Never knew I was unkind ’Til I met you So how Can I believe You will suffer with me If I should ask you to
Bare the weight of me Bottom belly legs chest hands feet face of me Stare into space because of me Dare to let nobody take the place of me Why has it been so long I long to be the one You have a handle on
For I Never cared To be led Beyond my despair And how Strange to now see Crumbs of deceit Following me So how can you
Bare the weight of me Bottom belly legs chest hands feet face of me Stare into space because of me Dare to let nobody take the place of me Why has been so long I long to be the one You Have a handle On.
Nightmare bring me to the dawn I must ride your body on Deep inside me I know you can’t hide me from harm I’m the secret that you bear Born of anger and despair Who will strangle me Who will untangle my hair
Come to me I can see Through the holes in your eyes When I scream out in terror You’re the one by my side Run to me strong and pure As the monster’s child We’ve been captured for a lifetime But we’re free when we’re wild
Sleep my little darling Don’t You Cry for mamma She’s all gone Nightmare came and took her in his arms Find your dark horse And ride on your course Through the storm
Lay me down you can see Through the rain in my eyes That I’ve no more to lose And I’ve nothing to hide Playing in midnight fields Of dreams exiled We are strangers in the city But we’re free when we’re wild
(You can do it baby... you know you can do it baby) You were always the darkest childe Making all the grown ups sweat Driving both your parents to distraction With the sweetness in your head
You’re the one who raped your superintendent On the rooftop tied his hands and feet to the fence You sucked his cock and fucked the man immobile You paid your daddy’s rent
You are the darkest childe You spread your angel wings And fly through the night into the dreams of ancient ruins And make them sing
Lost lover shameless girl Bury me in your sultry curls I’m in the wilderness alone Let me kiss you until the dawn Let me put your wilde things on I’ve been howling in the fog so long
You are the darkest childe You have a sacred duty to perform upon this blessed Earth You must cradle those thoughts of the lustful lonely Inside your wicked warmth And you must Get off
You are the darkest childe And evil will never stop you And people will mock you and try To pop pop pop you into the market place where you cannot be bought Understood you will be missed There will be sadness For the darkest childe
So long to the darkest childe Waiting in patient anguish For the scent of someone’s wilderness To howl against the smog screen Of accolade smoothies Goose bump burgers and Christ-like fries How long can this world keep fucking itself up the ass Wonders never cease How long would it have to be Anyway Long enough to cause hysteria Wide enough to cause great pain I am in the wilderness alone
Let me kiss you until the dawn Let me put your wilde things on I’ve been howling in the fog so long
I wanted to be loved I wanted to be known I wanted to be held I wanted to be thrown Into this world I wanted to be your little girl I wanted to be shy I wanted to be dumb I wanted to be blind I wanted to be young As a child I wanted to feel myself Worthwhile You shot like star dust through me And I wanted you to be All that I would ever need And my trial Is leaving now while I’m still strong I wanted you to be the one Though you knew it all along
I walk alone God speed your love God take me home I walk alone God be my judge God still my soul
I tried to be your wife I tried to be your friend I tried to take my life I tried to understand How I failed In your eyes I can’t prevail There’s nothing more that I can do But carry on without you Finding love in spite of truth And I sail the seas of destiny’s song In my heart I may hold on But you’ll reach and I’ll be gone
I walk alone In God I trust Where I belong I walk alone In God I must Proclaim my own
I met a woman from another time I couldn’t think But a drink from her eyes Was like water to wine She wet my dreams with her distinctive mind I search the desert for a treasure And a measure of life denied I’m driven by cars and guitars and her voice Ripping up and down my spine And now I’m giving my life for her sight
To be mine And in her presence My fate unwinds For when her essence Draws me too near I can taste her with tears On my tongue Like the sun In my mouth.
I met a man who kicked my front door down He blew in with the Santa Ana winds And a half cocked hound He fits my body like a one horse town And I was drunk like a vagabond on his street And I lay face down And I rode his joy like a child on a merry-go-round I was young in his eyes I was sweet on his thighs I was profound I was shot like a free bird in flight To the ground.
I woke this morning from a deadly dream He was my lover he was my filler He was my chocolate-colored killer He was me I’m built to run My will is to deceive But you penetrate severely I am walking insecurely On my knees And I will wait through Winter, Spring and Summer If you’ll Fall in love with me I will dance so slowly You will hardly know I Breathe From Rome To Madrid To Paris
On the breeze My scent will find you Lost by degrees From time to time you’ll Sing With my lips Or my hands On your hips Or my tongue Like the sun In your mouth
I have no confidence And I can’t see why I should But I could do most anything for you And you know I would
I try too hard And then I give up way too easily I'm the runner up inside of you And you’re the winner inside of me
Lose your way And I will follow Here today And here tomorrow Like my freedom I know I’ll never let you go
I still wish on the evening star And I s’pose I always will Every child loses something A whole life can’t fulfill And when you cry I feel the sky Burst open in my veins If loving you makes a slave of me Then I'll spend my whole life in chains
Lose your way And I will follow Here today And here tomorrow Like my freedom I know I’ll never let you go. Walk the line I’ll walk inside you Change your mind Let your love decide you It’s the reason I know You’ll never let me go
A silent woman parts her lips To speak before she ought She makes a cross of her emotions And a panic of her thoughts Out of her mouth she comes in rages Like Vesuvius in heat She runs ahead of her intentions Though she’s programmed for defeat
By the hunger and the hatred The prostitution of her nature She has given and forgiven for to give her Kunt forgave her To the longing for a loving hand Or fist or cock or spike But you know you cannot reach her ’Til she’s taken back her life
A lonely child of fourteen Finds her future in a drum She plays for present day omissions And for whom she must become Out of her passion breaks the stillness Of a solitary mind A strict devotion to the rhythm With a substitute for time
She looks out of her window At the changes in the sky She never wants to leave her sanctuary Bedroom, books and lies But she’s grown up on the outside With an instinct for the pain That drives the men inside her wild And women wanting her insane
Both lovers bring their cameras To the beach on New Year’s eve They are expecting nothing other Than to see what they believe Four feet walking toward the lighthouse In the freezing winter rain She flashes stately in the distance Humming her somnolent refrain
"You are here now, you are here now There is nothing left to fear now" With each step the sunk is sinking Though the truth is less unclear now They have won a thousand battles They have wrung their own demise Now they are standing still and weeping For a love they can’t despise
A silent woman and a lonely child Have nowhere else to go But to the lighthouse in December Before the New Year takes its toll They have found inside each other What they had lost within themselves Now they are bonded to forever In their search for something else
Generations like the water Shape the face of every stone A pedigree’s an invitation To discover you’re alone Out in the kitchen or the courtyard Or the bedroom or the bank It only takes a fateful moment To become the one you thank
And light shall lift them Higher and higher And dreams shall carry them on And loss shall lead them To life’s final hour Where death shall overcome
I want to walk beside you Nowhere that I have ever been And of the dreams inside you I am the one you have not seen
You make me feel a school girl Restless to take your point of view Into my mystery world Finding that one is more than two
I feel abused By my own mind I can’t refuse An offer to make love to you
How come your words affect me I have not wanted to be bound And yet I may be set free Before the meaning was the sound
In your refrain I hear the chords of love in vain How can I help but call your name
From dusk ’til dawn I’m haunted By your demon song Don’t make me play alone too long