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  1. 8 No Lantern

From the album A Message in the Mess

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Lyrics

I'd rather feed something deeper than just your addiction | but you'd leave me starving and feeling uneasy | if I tended a garden of more than tobacco | so instead in the evening I bring fire and laughter | see I know you and I don't presume | to share anything more than your room | carry any more weight than the wind | to burn anything more than your skin | keep it light light keep it light | but no lantern | keep it light light light | but no lamp | you nursed every smoke right down to the filter | and cradled it gently as a flightless canary | lest one spark find the mouth of that ravenous drought | your care for the kindling | endearing and offensive | but I know me and I don't expect | to need anything more than neglect | want anything more than a glance | balance your supply with my demands | keep it light light keep it light | but no lantern | keep it light light light | but no lamp | keep it light light keep it light | no answers | making light in the dark | it’s the safest fire we can | we've left torches and porch lights all over this land | burning like stars but long ago dead | a bitter countdown to the end | and not a map back to somewhere | we might catch our breath | keep it light light keep it light | but no lantern | keep it light light light | but no blaze | keep it light light keep it light | no answers | making light in the dark | it’s the safest fire | a little love in the dark | it's the safest fire | light/love light/dark | it's the safest fire we can make