Indie rock band from Austin, Texas

Shearwater is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas, led by multi-instrumentalist and lead singer Jonathan Meiburg, a singer-songwriter. The band's music is notable for its imagery based in nature, cerebral yet intimate melodic songs, as well as Meiburg's vocals

Shearwater, 2014


The Dissolving Room (2001)Edit

  • Hurts so bad that you know it's not sinning.
    The funny thing is it's just beginning to feel good.
    • Not Tonight
  • If you stay sober, I'll put the kettle on.
    And you can come over, drink tea, and watch the lawn.
    • If You Stay Sober
  • It's like a dream I had: this girl I went to see
    (and I can't sing her name, she might be listening to me),
    in a room of missing tiles we felt ourselves entwine,
    and she bit my tongue and shouted as I crawled into her mind.
    • The Left Side

Everybody Makes Mistakes (2002)Edit

  • People got no respect for the dead; they roll new plans out neatly.
    • An Accident
  • Everybody makes mistakes - some do most of all.
    "I just don’t have what it takes," they’re singing as they fall.
    • Mistakes

Winged Life (2004)Edit

  • If I told you once, then I told you twice
    That I would have paid just about any price
    Just to see him jump, just to see him laugh
    I would have washed in the blood of an innocent man.
    • Whipping Boy
  • You're like a convert who goes back to work
    When he can't retrieve how the clarity actually felt
    When his co-workers ask him, the words won't come out
    And after three weeks, his new leaf has blown away
    And it feels just like an average day
    Facing walls, talking into the phone
    Sitting dumbly in church all alone
    Picking back up the magazines he'd thrown away.
    • A Makeover
  • Claire lives up on Saint Mary's walk, with her mother.
    And I live down on Philomel, by the harbor
    And I hate the ocean.
    • St. Mary's Walk
  • And I'll clasp my hands
    And I'll make demands
    At the clouds, they're asking "What's wrong with him now?"
    • The Convert
  • God, take that sound away
    If you've got something to say
    Say it now.
    It's fake, and I need you not to be fake
    And don't care how you make me feel
    Just so you're real.
    • The Convert

Sham Wedding/Hoax Funeral (Split w/ Okkervil River) (2004)Edit

  • We will stand in the waves while the colors all run, and our minds fill with light until we start to go numb.
    • Mountain Laurel

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