B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-'90s and soon signed to his Real World label. His debut, Big City Streets, was released in 1997 and was practically unnoticed. Not discouraged by industry politics, the native of Akron, OH, continued to make music and dove into his Earth-inspired abstract art. His eclectic brooding is similar to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joe Henry, and the late Jeff Buckley. He doesn't stick to one sound, for his time spent with Gabriel exposed his musical styles to a global palette. Arthur participated in Gabriel's annual WOMAD shows and spent the latter part of the '90s on the road with residency tours in the Northeast and Northwest, which included opening dates for labelmates Ben Harper and Gomez.

In 1999, Arthur released the seven-song EP Vacancy, in which he received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package, thanks to his design with co-art director Zachary Larner. Following brief critical acclaim, Arthur released his sophomore effort, Come to Where I'm From, on Virgin a year later. The album showed Arthur's musical fondness for basic country-rock and Americana. He spent summer 2000 headlining club dates across North America and additional opening dates with The The followed that fall. Two years later, Arthur issued the four-EP series Junkyard Hearts, a precursor to his third opus, Redemption Son. North American dates with Tracy Chapman followed in summer 2003, then one year later the critically acclaimed Our Shadows Will Remain appeared. After starting his own label, Lonely Astronaut (distributed by Sony), Arthur published a collection of his artwork entitled We Almost Made It, complete with a mostly instrumental accompaniment, The Invisible Parade, in the spring of 2006. A few months later fans were greeted with his fifth record, Nuclear Daydream, as well as a tour that featured Arthur with a full live band, something he had never done before. Arthur also provided vocals on "Sublime," from the Twilight Singers' iTunes-only five-song EP A Stitch in Time. In April 2007, he released Let's Just Be, his second album with his own label, with help from his Lonely Astronaut band



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Big City Secrets
- 1997-03-11 -

Big city secret
Mercedes
Mikel K
Good about me
Daddy's on prozac
Marina
Birthday card
Crying like a man
Porcupine
Dessert
Haunted eyes
Bottle of you


Come To Where I'm From
- 2000-04-11 -

In the sun
Ashes everywhere
Chemical
History
Invisible hands
Cockroach
Exhausted
Eyes on my back
Tattoo
The real you
Creation or a stain
Speed of light


Redemption's Son
- 2002-05-20 -

Redemption's Son
Honey And The Moon
You Could Be In Jail
/ Dear Lord (Us release)
I Would Rather Hide
Innocent World
September Baby
Nation Of Slaves
Evidence
Buy a Bag
Termite Song
Permission
Favorite Girl
You Are The Dark
In The Night
Blue Lips
You've Been Loved

Let'
s embrace
(European release)


Holding The Void
- 2003 - Holding The Void

Candy Store
Blue Jays and Honey Bee
Gone Without it
Miracle
False colored eyes
Disposable
Hands birn dirty
Look over your shoulder
Call a friend
Nothing wrong with the city
Don't be afraid

 


Our Shadows Will Remain
- 2004-09-28 -

In Ohio
Can't exist
Stumble and pain
Devil's broom
Echo Park
Even Tho
Puppets
Wasted
Failed
I am
A smile that explodes
Leave us alone
All of our hands
(Bonus track)


Nuclear Daydream
- 2006-09-19 -



Too Much To Hide
Black Lexus
Enough To Get Away
Slide Away
Electrical Storm
You Are Free
Automatic Situation
When I Was Running Out Of Time
Don't Tell Your Eyes
Don't Give Up On People
Woman
Nuclear Daydream


Let's Just Be
- 2007-04-17 -



Diamond Ring
Good Life
Precious One
Spacemen
Take Me Home
Chicago
Cockteezzze
Lonely Astronaut
Cocaine Feet
Let's Just Be
Shake It Off
Lack A Vision
Gimmie Some Company
I Will Carry
Yer The Reason
Star Song


Temporary People
- 2008-09-16 -



Temporary People
Faith
Say Goodbye
Dead Savior
Look Into The Sky
Sunrise Dolls
A Dream Is Longer Than The Night
Heart's A Soldier
Turn You On
Winter Blades
Drive
Good Friend


The Graduation Ceremony
- 2011-05-24 -



Out on a Limb
Horses
Almost Blue
Someone to Love
Watch Our Shadows Run
This Is Still My World
Over The Sun
Face In the Crowd
Midwest
Gypsy Faded
Call
Love Never Asks You To Lie


Acts
- 2012-10-30 - RNDM



Modern Times
Darkness
The Disappearing Ones
What You Can'
t Control
Hollow Girl
Walking In New York
Look Out!
New Tracks
Throw You To The Pack
Williamsburg
Letting Go Of Will
Cherries In The Snow

Redemption City
- 2012-01-19 -



Travel As Equals
Wasted Days
Mother of Exiles
Yer Only Job
I Miss the Zoo
There With Me
(Instrumental)
No Surrender Comes For Free
Night Clothes
Redemption City
Barriers
(Instrumental)
You're Not The Only One
So Far From Free
 Surrender To The Storm
Fractures
Free Freedom
Touched
Follow
Kandinsky
Humanity Fade
Sleepless
(Instrumental)
It Takes A Lot To Live In The Moment
Visit us

I Am The Mississippi
Travel As Equals
(Reprise)

The Ballad of Boogie Christ
- 2013-06-11 -



Currency Of Love
Saint of Impossible Causes
The Ballad of Boogie Christ
I Used to Know How To Walk on Water
Wait For Your lights
I Miss The Zoo
It's OK to Be Young / Gone
Still Life Honey Rose
Black Flowers
King of Cleveland
Famous Friends Along The Coast
All The Old Heroes
Blue Lights In The Rear View
Maybe Yes
I Am The Witness
Travel As Equals
(Acoustic)
Holding The Void
Missy Baba
Akron Skies
Junkies and Limousines
We Began To Dance Again
Whisper Of Whispers
House Of Your Love
In The City There Is Grace

Lou
- 2014-05-13 -



Walk on the Wild Side
Sword of Damocles
Stephanie Says
Heroin
NYC Man
Satellite of Love
Dirty Blvd.
Pale Blue Eyes
Magic and Loss
Men of Good Fortune
Wild Child
Coney Island Baby

Days of Surrender
- 2015-09-04 -



Pledge of Allegiance
Maybe You / Come What May
Mystic Sister
Break
Come Back When You're Poor
Isolate
Hold a Hand
I Don'
t Know the Way
Innocent Man
Come Inside
Take You There
If I Could I'd Get Out

Ghost Riding
- 2016-03-04 - RNDM



 Stumbling Down
Comfortable
Ghost Riding
Got to Survive
Stray
Stronger Man
Trouble
NYC Freaks
Kingdom in the Sky
It'
s Violence
Dream Your Life Away

The Family
- 2016-06-03 -



The Family
Sister Dawn
With Your Life
They Called Him Lightning
When I Look at You
Wishing Well
Machines of War
Ethel Was Born
You Wear Me Out
Hold on Jerry
You Keep Hanging On
The Flag
Daddy, The War Machine

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Big City Secrets

Big city secret

You bounce against my rectangular light
I fall asleep inside your spherical night
And dream about coming together again
As a fist comes from an open hand
And how the tide crashes on morning sand

And you say
Hey I don't understand
You and your big city secret
How come we dance
What makes us dance

A fist thrown against fear's menacing face
His blackened eyes become the dreams that you chase
Blood on your lip is like chaos you taste
It washes over you in some dramatic rush
And on the diving board you can feel him push

So you say
Hey I don't understand
You and your big city secret
Big city secret
How come we dance
What makes us dance
How come we dance
What makes us dance

I jump in the magnitude of your smile
Leap from the board of my last chance
Splash in the sea of your damnation
As you remind me of your past
Darling I thank you for this dance

You say
Hey I don't understand
You and your big city secret
Big city secret
How come we dance
What makes us dance
How come we dance
How come we dance
How come we dance
How come we dance

Mercedes

I been next to you for a lifetime
i been watching you from the start
Always trying to keep yourself put together
Always needing to fall apart

You wanna ride in my mercedes
Tonight we'll dance outside along the seashore
A quarter moon will paint our shadows on the cold sand
You ask me how come we dance
Well there is no reason at all

I hope that you will burn down this old house
And I hope that you will escape right through the front door
Turn aournd when you're safe
And talk about what they done to you
Turn aournd when you're safe
And watch this house burn to the ground

Oh I hope that you will rise
When you talk about what they done
Oh I know you will rise
When you watch yourself burn to the ground

Oh I hope that you will rise
When you talk about what they done
Oh I know you will rise

You wanna ride in my mercedes
Everyday we are closer and far away
Everyday we are closer and far away

Oh I hope that you will rise
When you talk about what they done
Oh I know you will rise
When you watch yourself burn to the ground

Oh I hope that you will rise
When you talk about what they done
Oh I know you will rise
When you watch yourself burn to the ground

Oh I hope that you will rise
When you talk about what they done
Oh I know you will rise
When you watch yourself burn to the ground

Oh I know you will rise
When you talk about it
You will rise, you will rise

You will rise

Mikel K

I've been watching you
I liked you right away
Cause you looked like you
Might have something to say
That I would want to hear
Like you looked at me
And liked me right away

You're easy for me
To bleed on
I said you're easy for me
To bleed on

Well I'll follow you
Anywhere you wanna go
Cause you look like you
Might already know
A place we can be that feels better
Than the hole I have inside of me

You're easy for me
To bleed on
I said you're easy for me
To bleed on

You're easy for me
To bleed on
I said you're easy for me
To bleed on

You're easy for me
To bleed on
I said you're easy for me
To bleed on

You're easy for me
To bleed on
I said you're easy for me
To bleed on

Good about me

It's monday morning
You miss yesterday
Tomorrow's coming again
So fast it's already today
You'll never get put down
Growing into your face
Moving to New York City
You got a line on getting paid
And you got two eyes that you always shade
Chaos and beauty
Trying to stay together on a razor blade
Always trying to prove you're being saved

When they ask you what's your church
You say I dance
When they say whatever happened to you
You say I never had a chance
I'm an open book
Come in take a look at me
I'm a boat that won't float
Out at sea
And when I try to compete for a seat
On a more expensive train
In the end you find out
The pain's the same as when the train was plain

You're never giving in
And you're sure you will win
As soon as you know how to begin
And with spite you scream
I'm moving my scene
Away from all you backwards marching human beings
And that includes you
'Cause I know what you seem to see
And that includes you
'Cause I don't feel good about me
Good about me around you

Daddy's on prozac

I'm in recovery
My daddy beat his love into me
Now I don't care about sticks or strones
The name he called me brake my bones
Put my daddy on prozac
I don't think I want him back
Make me feel dangerous

I was raised in a family
They look like the enemy to me
And when you're raised in captivity
Don't you know you never get free
Put my daddy on Prozac
I don't think I want him back
Make me feel dangerous

Marina

Marina coming off of methadone
Kickin and dreamin
And she's sleeping and screaming
Watching 90210
She'll be yelling at the screen
Until the late night show

I don't believe I'm alive she said
Everyday has something new
Aw baby with the moon I lie
And with the sun I will rise

It's all there in her eyes
You don't know how hard I try
Each time that Marina cries
It's like she's got no disguise

Marina is a human bicycle
She's riding in the park
Riding after dark
Spinning her wheels to make a psark
Hoping to change her blame into a plague

She plays guitar
She dreams and sings
She writes a song about what it means
That she never feels
Much like a human being

Birthday card

She wrote her name with a heart
Inside his birthday card
Right beside the PS which read
Please don't think I'm devious
It's not that obvious
In fact it's more of a mess
You're what I find most beautiful
But you're also what makes me the ugliest
So i'm taking away all of the love
I ever gave to you
I think you should've known
It was only ever on a loan
And i'm running away
I found myself a hiding place
I've been uncomfortable looking in your eyes
They always see right through my face

And if you find your eyes
You hunt me down
'Cause if I find my eyes
I'll hunt you down
And if you find your voice
You hunt me down
'Cause if I find my voice
I'll hunt you down

He wrote his name with her heart
On the back of a postcard
Right beside the PS which read
Please don't think this is malicious
But ever since you left me I am a mess
You made me happiest
And now I'm lonely cause there was only you
Touching your skin was like a showel through the ground
I had no idea what I found
A crown
You crown me king
Made me  lion in your ring
Training me with your see-through treasure
And bribing me with your guilty pleasure
You teach me how most things have no measure

Crying like a man

You must destroy
All who you employ
To protect your last invention
Work hard its destruction
Ignore your good intention
You must ignore the wrong voice
Whose voice
A peculiar choice
Well I'm sure
You and I can't remember
Living like a backwards trainwreck
trying to disguise the deceit
Intrinsic in our step
When love's got us by the neck
Why can't we just surrender

I'll be quiet
I won't wake you up

Don't whine
Drink wine
Like turpentine
Cleaning out your inside in line
From your toes up through your spine
Pretend you're a conductor
Maestro without music
God without man
Me without you
Holding your hand
Falling like a leaf
Crying like a man

We silently confess through open eyes
Setting fire to the web spun right behind
In my mind's a spider
And in your heart's a fly
When you're meek you are malicious
Somehow still suspicious
Faithlessly religious

Porcupine

A porcupine
Crawling out from inside of your mind
Like you growing a crown of thorns
But you're no messiah
You think more like a spider
'Cause guilty hearts beat upside down

Silver hubcaps replaced your eyes
As you went spinning on a daydream down
Forgiving the road every inch for miles
If your tyres survive
You know your heart will explode

And if this song was a sponge
Soaked in your blood
Well then I guess the story would be told
A fateful day
You became a spider
As I fed you blood from my nose

Now you're just like me

Dessert

You're the dessert brought burning in Bourbon
To smiles and glazy widening eyes
Extinguished by the breeze of hungry applause
And the grabbed forks shine
Awake enough to see quivering lips reach toward your soft sweet heart
Now loosening flesh in the spit of grinding teeth
Still trying to distinguish yourself from a ghost
Engulfed by the smile of swallowing

*** Thanx a lot to Leonor for this one ***

Haunted eyes

Your eyes are as big as a quarter when they're shining
Your fingers reach down in my stomach lining
Your voice sounds just like an alley cat is crying
I got the feeling you have never once stopped trying to undress me
You make yourself into a mirror to reflect me
I see my eyes are shallow stones
In a prison made of bones
Wrapped in a bag of skin
Highlighted by the lines of repetition
That all my fear's been carving

Haunted eyes
Sing in secret
Haunted eyes
Are huge and empty
Haunted eyes
Flutter just like butterfly wings
Haunted eyes
They always watch you breathing

Drenching thunder rolls right by me
I'm only visible when you're beside me
And what I can't possess still remains inside of me
Its violence coming out of your mouth now
Is at once menacing and hard to see
Oh but finally I think I see
That you are fat and you are flat
You are a star in a jar
You're a monster with nothing who's been chewing
On the worm your best friend your pet fish was pursuing

You're the only witness so if you die
I don't think I'm considered guilty of this crime
I take it to bed with me each and every night
The guilt wakes me up and shades my morning light
Cause people break
In fact I helped you to destruct
I'll say anything you want but I can't reconstruct
You only tell more lies in a darker shade of white
Hurry up and punish me so I can feel alright
Forever, if ever, only ever, never

Bottle of you

I squeeze the last bit of you
Out of a bottle of your old shampoo
It smells just like you
Now I do too
Rinse out my hair and wipe my eyes
As your soap rolls in between my toes
Dry myself off in the moonlight
And I can touch you
Every time I breath in through my nose
I wish that I had faith in you

I watched you breath into a heartbreak
The night we first held hands
Your eyes they switched from blue to green
Then they went back to being blue again
You say you never get to sleep
'Cause all your dreams are buried in the sand
I could barely hear you crying
Over the buzz of our electric fan
I wish that I had faith in you

You're a tether ball
Fastened to the end of my head
Who you are and who you want to be
Are competing at opposite ends
And when they hit you back and forth
You squeeze tight around my neck
Darling I can barely breathe
But I know that you mean
Absolutely no disrespect
I wish that I had faith in you

Come to where I'm from

In the sun

I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seen
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
'Cause when you showed me myself I became someone else
But I was caught in between all you wish for and all you need
I picture you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can't keep awake

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you

'Cause if I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
If I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
You

I don't know anymore
What it's for
I'm not even sure
If there is anyone who is in the sun
Will you help me to understand
'Cause I been caught in between all I wish for and all I need
Maybe you're not even sure what it's for
Any more than me

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you

Ashes everywhere

I'll be silent in my solitude
Can't find my smile or my gratitude
I'm afraid of what I might do
'Cause there's no me
If there's no me and you
I wish that I could open up your eyes
To feel the sun that burned in your mind

I can't deal with what you have done
Reincarnate I wonder who I might become
With the potential of a loaded gun
I could be as fresh as hard bubble gum
I don't have nothing, now I want me some
First some of you, then some of everyone

Oh darling since you've been away from me
I know how the pins feel in the bowling alley
They say love is something you feel but never see
When I see you I firmly disagree
I'm just trying to be all that I can be
Without destroying you
Or joining the army

Your ashes must be blowing everywhere
'Cause I could still feel you and you're nowhere near
And though you didn't say so I can tell that you still care
We could've had it all but then nothing is fair
I still think about washing your hair
I wish I could've washed away all of your despair 

Chemical

Taking my medicine
Changing the way I am
I don't know where I been
But I was well behaved

I don't know who you are
Coming out of my scar
Driving my crashing car
That needs a coat of paint

Chemical
Up and up away I go
Out of my head

I'm putting myself in jail
I'm hoping to see you fail
I'm flipping my head and tail
Over
I don't know the way
Over

I'm throwing up what I drank
No one here I would thank
I feel like a shark that's caught
In a goldfish tank

Swallowing a thousand pills
Trying to change how I feel
There's just to much time to kill
Between all my mistakes

Chemical
Up and up away I go
Out of my head

History

You're the shaded sun
You're daddy's broken gun
You're the loneliest moon
You are a butterfly dreaming about your cocoon
You're the only sound when I am blind
So I label you mine

You're the house you grew up in
You're always just arriving at your end
You're your mama's shit eatin' grin and your daddy's double chin
You're the first pair of shoes you ever went to school in
And you're the kid pretending she's in prison
Behind the bars of a jungle gym

Someone's gonna give you wings
And you'll think it's what you need
And you'll fly
You'll be so high

But you're history acts as your gravity
Your history acts as your gravity
Acts as your history acts as your gravity

You're the only one you ever believe in
You're the solution and you are the problem
You're a rapist and your only victim
You are fact and you are fiction
You're the only one you've considered a friend
And now you're alive
Waiting for your life to begin
Again

You try to find you, you who is lost
But your hooked to the rush of approaching chaos
You're king for a minute but a fool for an hour
Alone in your room
You are a closed flower
Dreams of your shadow you're going to destroy
The way you handle yourself
Like an unbreakable toy 

Invisible hands

There are things we cannot know
Invisible hands which guide the show from up above
And sometimes you are forced to go
Far away and shut the door
On the one you love
Well I don't know now where you are
Your photograph sits like a scar against my wall
Such a pretty face
The sunshine in your eyes
Taken on that day
When all we had was love

Shut the light on me

Now Jesus he came down here just to die for all my sins
I need him to come back here and die for me again
Cause I cannot forgive myself for what it is I've done
Avoiding your memory like a vampire does the sun
And all I want's your love
All I want's your love

Shut the light on me 

Cockroach

You're putting poison here
You're putting poison here
And now you're a cockroach
Crawling on bones
Pretending your war
Has already been won

You never give anything
To any human being
Unless they
Give you something in return
If you get burned
You're gonna burn

And when you finally go away
I'm already gone
And when you finally say what you say
I'm singing this song

Your heads in quite a fix
The demon you never resist is coming
And he's leaning against your front door
The neighbors are asking you what it's all for
And still you could never admit
That maybe you could have prevented destruction
As it came out of your very core
My friend you are starting to become a bore

And when you finally go away
I'm already gone
And when you finally say what you say
I'm singing this song 

Exhausted

I never sleep
I've been awake for what feels like a year
Cause when I dream
My mind it puts a face to each one of my fears
I'm exhausted by my imagination

I close my eyes
But I can still see the pain on your face
It's your disguise
You put your heart and soul on a plate
I'm exhausted by my imagination
The walls are bleeding cause I'm hallucinating
Beneath the wheel I cannot slow its rotation down
Down, down on my anger

I got to get away from here
But there's nowhere I can go
Everyone I recognize looks at me like I am lost
Walking down these dire streets
I thought I heard you call my name
But it's only in my head
Or maybe it was just your ghost

Up in the sky
The clouds are dirty so soon it will rain
I lost my mind
After you told me that you went insane

I'm a victim of my imagination
These walls are talking but I'm hallucinating
Beneath the wheel that will not slow its rotation down
Down, down on my anger

I got to get away from here
But there's nowhere I can go
Everyone I recognize
Looks at me like I am lost
Walking down these dire streets
I thought I heard you call my name
But it was only in my mind
You were never there at all

Eyes on my back

I wish I had
Open eyes
On my back
So I could see
My life
Going past
Seems when
It's good
Everything
Goes to fast
And when its gone
You can never
Get it back

Try and take a picture
Through a dirty window
Try to touch your shadow
Fading when you follow

I been alone
For so long
It's hard to track
Down in a hole
No one knows
In the black
I know that soon
All the dogs
Will attack
I wish I had
Open eyes
On my back

Tattoo

I miss the days when you were in my world
It seems like it was a lifetime ago
We said our goodbye with tears
And promised to not let the years get away
But that's something you just have to say

In my pain
Is where I've tattooed your name
Was it a dream
Was it a dream

Going round and round and round and round your heart

Jeremy said he saw you out on second Ave
And you looked like you could use some sleep
You told him you sobered up
But now you are giving that up
'Cause sometimes
Love isn't stronger than wine

In my pain
Is where i've tattooed your name
Was it a dream
Was it a dream

Going round and round and round and round my heart

I wonder
What you must think about me
What I heard
Is you consider me dead
I guess that's fair of you
I never was good to you
I'm ashamed
For making you feel all my pain

When I sleep
Sometimes I still think we speak
Is it a dream
Is it a dream

Going round and round and round and round my heart 

The real you

The real you
I knew the real you
I miss you

I have to redeem myself
Forever and forever
You can hear it in my song
You can see it in my eyes
You can master me
You can master me alive

The real you
I knew the real you
I miss you

Been down in my mind

I feel like taking a razor blade
And on my wrist
Write an invitation
I feel like taking a loaded gun
And in my mouth
Blowing up the ocean

Come to where I'm from
Come to where I come from

The real you
I knew the real you
I miss you 

Creation or a stain

Oh my guy, a guy in my head
Telling me that I'm crazy
Got a guy in my head
Saying that I'm crazy
An angry little guy punching all my scars
Another little guy
Tells me that I'm lazy
A useless piece of shit with no love to give at all

Now the smallest guy up there
Thinks that I'm the greatest
Tells me no one else could be as good as me
And I listened to them all and was a disc jockey to consequences
Bitter propagandist selling misery
I built my cocoon, I got to get away

A shell made out of wood and glue and cracking, it's okay

No one sees me down there and no one's getting in
I got a needle, powder, cycles and a quart of country gin
I drink and shoot and smoke until the only voice I hear
Is the one tells me those other people, don't let anybody near
No don't let anybody near (x3)

Oh now the telephone is ringing, the walls are falling down
The city birds are singing, my soul's nowhere around
I have made myself a monster
I have damned myself again
I have eaten all my children, I've tightened up my skin
I'm a walking crucifixion, I'm a fucked-up memory
Consuming all that's left of my mother's misery
I'm sucking on Satan's tit
She's milking me her poison flow
I drink until I'm convinced there's no place left to go
You know, there's no place left to go
Oh no no there's no place left to go
No no no I've no place left to go
You know, there's no place left to go

And I drink until the pain is dry
You know it never is
Sometimes tho', I guess I think that I'm the best
Until the morning after when I wake up with the guilt
Of burning down all the things my sacred hands have built
And throwing out all the love you know I never felt
Now, you know I never felt
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know I never felt
Yeah, you know I never felt

Let's make our tortured Romeo's Personal hell can be unique
You bring it on yourself
Burn out when you might peak
The Holy Ghost is exiled from your heart and from your soul
If you control it it's no fun, and if it's fun you've lost control
Your past is plagiarism
Your symbols have dried up
Your corruption's as confused
As old lovers that you dug
Like some hidden toxic fume
Your soul dissipates
It's the ozone of guilty acts
Eroding all the things you hate
There is bodies dancing, crazed
Sexual heat

Crazy in the orgy, the way starving people eat
Regret weight overwhelms, entire bodies fall
Bankrupt from the beaten
Let's split one more eight-ball
Blue as beggars, beaten, bleeding
Tired eyes made of rust
And we all know when it gets like this there's no one you can trust
No, there's no one you can trust
No no there's no one you can trust(x3)

Some say the solution is locked in the sweat-box
I wouldn't know
I've never been there, I sold my keys to get a rock
We sing along to forgotten AM radio stations
And drink expensive wine, toast the friends that we left hanging
Like prisoners in conceit
We hurry through the cracks
I know for sure don't trust no one who says they've got your back
The windows all explode
Outside the noise pollution booms
Everyone's now hidden like cockroaches in dark rooms
I've been brought back from the dead before, so anything can happen
Obsessed with tragic endings, down and out like Eric Clapton
These are my wild years, I'm trying to enjoy the pain
The euphoria of dying
Toxins wrestle in my brain
We've all been leaders of corruption
We've all been spiders on the wall
Waiting for a hand to smash us or the doom of light to fall
Is this guilt of just self-hatred
Running wild, uncontained
Leaking from a broken soul
Is this creation or a stain
Is this creation or a stain... (x5)

*** Thanx a lot to Raine for this one ***

Speed of light

Good night New Orleans
Things are exactly as they seem
But I'm nowhere around
Hello Mexico
You're where I was told to go
If I don't want to be found
There's no end to the winter
Waking at the break of dawn
In the middle of summer
Living at the speed of light

Someday we may
See each other and look the other way
But I'll love you just the same
And if you hate your life
Just remember there used to be a time
When we could not feel a thing

In my heart is a hunger
I will never give away
Just try and stop from going under
'Till the dawn of judgment day
Living at the speed of light
Living at the speed of light
Living at the speed of light
And burning your love on the way
Burning your love away 

 

Redemption's Son

Redemption's son 

I don't know where we've been
Could you tell me where we are again ?
And Jesus is my only friend
No one else knows who I am

I know i'll never make it on the cross
Spend my days looking for what my daddy lost
He was too proud to have a boss
Sold himself out then he couldn't afford the cost

No one knows how he felt
Hung himself in the county jail
There are those who say he will burn in hell
I don't think they knew him very well

Angel of love
Shine a light on us
I was born to be
Redemption's son

Angel of love
Shine a light on us
I was born to be
Redemption's son

(Lord)
Forgive us for what we've done Lord
Forgive us for what we've done

I don't know were we are
Fearful eyes don't see very far
Driving in my daddy's car
Ashtray full of his cigars

Is it real what I see?
His ghost is riding next to me
Till he's gone I won't be free
From the burden of his misery

I know I'll never make it on the cross
Spend my days looking for what my daddy lost
He was too proud to have a boss
Sold himself out then he couldn't afford the cost

All over the neighbourhood
Mostly he was misunderstood
In his heart the bad beat the good
Used to be a time I'd have killed him if I could

Angel of love
Shine a light on us
I was born to be
Redemption's son

Angel of love
Shine a light on us
I was born to be
Redemption's son

(Lord)
Forgive us for what we've done Lord
Forgive us for what we've done Lord
Forgive us for what we've done

Honey and the moon 

Don't know why I'm still afraid
If you weren't real I would make you up, now
I wish that I could follow through
I know that your love is true and deep as the sea

But right now everything you want is wrong
And right now all your dreams are waking up
And right now I wish I could follow you
To the shores of freedom
Where no one lives

Remember when we first met
And everything was still a bet in love's game
You would call, I'd call you back
And then I'd leave a message on your answering machine

But right now everything is turning blue
And right now the sun is trying to kill the moon
And right now I wish I could follow you
To the shores of freedom
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom
Run away
Run away tonight

We're made out of blood and rust
Looking for someone to trust without a fight
I think that you came too soon
You're the honey and the moon that lights up my night

But right now everything you want is wrong
And right now all your dreams are waking up
And right now I wish I could follow you
To the shores of freedom
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom
Run away
Run away tonight

We got too much time to kill
Like pigeons on my windowsill we hang around
Ever since I've been with you
You hold me up all the time I'm falling down

But right now everything is turning blue
And right now the sun is trying to kill the moon
And right now I wish I could follow you
To the shores of freedom
Where no one lives

Freedom
Run away tonight
Freedom
Run away
Run away tonight

Freedom
Run away
Run away tonight
Freedom
Run away
Run away tonight
Run away tonight

*** Thanx a lot to Lucas & Cliff who corrected some mistakes ***

You could be in jail 

Don't believe in dreams
You are
From a machine
Oh don't
You could be in jail

Brainwashing you
They control
Everything that you do
Oh don't
You could be in jail

They say they have the answer
But no one knows a thing
They say they know your way home
Some place you've already been

Don't believe in love
They gave
Without any blood
Oh don't
You could be in jail

Taking what you made
Say they will save you
Giving back what you gain
Oh no
You could be in jail

They say they have the answer
But no one knows a thing
They say they know your way home
Some place you've already been

I would rather hide

Yeah yeah
I know we're all insane
When there's no one else around
Yeah yeah
I know we're all insane
When there's no one else
When there's no one else you can blame

In the night I'm on my own
Unglue my mind and burn my telephone
I don't wanna go outside
I don't wanna go outside
Inside
I would rather hide

I feel a phantom fly from my fear
(Ain't going nowhere)
Follows the voice I sometimes hear
(Ain't going nowhere)
I don't wanna go outside
I don't wanna go outside
Inside
I would rather hide

Yeah yeah
I know we're all insane
When there's no one else around
Yeah yeah
I know we're all insane
When there's no one else
And there's no one left you can blame

I think aliens abducted me
I close my eyes if I want to see
I don't wanna go outside
I don't wanna go outside
Inside
I would rather hide

I don't wanna go outside
I don't wanna go outside
Inside
I would rather hide

*** Thanx a lot to Jon who corrected a mistake ***

Innocent world

We don't know which way we're going
Don't know where we are
Find a way out, find a way
Home is somewhere I'm missing
When I look around
Find a way out, find a way

Hell has no reason to smile
When you're living in an innocent world
You once had a heart like a child
Now it's buried under sadness and guilt

We don't know which way we're going
Don't know where we are
Find a way out, find a way
Home is somewhere I'm missing
When I look around
Find a way out, find a way

Hell has no reason to smile
When you're living in an innocent world
You once had a heart like a child
Now it's buried under sadness and guilt

Don't run away
Don't run away
Don't run away now
Don't run away
Don't run away
Don't run away now

*** Thanx a lot to LuAnne for this one ***

September baby

Your holiness is gone
Sometimes love will make you sad
Until you know where you belong
You'll dream of what you never had

I can feel the falling leaves
Filling up my vacant mind
When I fall onto my knees
And pray you don't leave me behind

Summertime is over
I don't owe you nothing
When you say you're leaving
I want you to hold on
Summertime is over
I don't owe you nothing

I can see September's sun
Sinking in the autumn sky
If you want me to be gone
I've left already in my mind

Summertime is over
I don't owe you nothing
When you say you're leaving
I want you to hold on
Summertime is over
I don't owe you nothing
When you say you're leaving
I want you to hold on

*** Thanx a lot to LuAnne & Francescka for this one ***

Nation of Slaves

Live in a time where we're all gonna fall apart
With chemicals rising up over the sun
A nuclear mind in a machine with human heart
Is the creation we're gonna become

Nation of slaves, who all say that
I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't

Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun

Live in a time where we get fed the same idea
Like junkies addicted to information
You go to a new place and you never get anywhere
And I already finished before you begun

Nation of slaves, who all say that
I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't

Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun
Burned by the sun

I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you
And I can't find my way without following you

*** Thanx a lot to LuAnne for this one ***

Evidence

I need a dream, I need a bigger dream
Tell me if you know what I mean
I wanna live, I wanna live in your camera
Take a picture of my heart with ya

You could have
Evidence to know how I've been bad
Make me sad
Trying to find you in a world that's gone
away
I wanna sing, I wanna sing on your radio
So you would know the way I feel
I wanna die, I wanna die on your TV show
And be reborn as something that's real

You could have
Evidence to know how I've been bad
Make me sad
Trying to find you in a world that's gone away
World that's gone away

Nobody's son
I'm on the run under the gun
I'm not having any fun
What have I done, what have I done and what have I done
I don't even know what I've done

Cause you could have
Evidence to know how I've been bad
Make me sad
Trying to find you in a world that's gone away
World that's gone away (x8)

*** Thanx a lot to Raine & LuAnne for this one ***

Buy a bag 

She won't hesistate
To take me to dinner
Or to pay for my money
When I buy a bag
I pray like everybody else

She wears a nightgown
In front of me
Shows me her nipple
Or that's just what I see
But when I buy a bag
I pray like everybody else

The money makers are comatose
The money makers they make the most
And when they buy their bags
They pray like everybody else

All of their daughters are having fun
They spend their evenings looking for guns
And when they buy their bags
They pray like everybody else

It's okay to have fun with your mind
Hang onto anything decent you find
Cause when you buy your bag
You pray like everybody else

I been alone for a very long time
Take care of yours
Cause I take care of mine
If I sell you a bag
You'll pray like everybody

Termite song 

Couldn't make it up
As we go along
I don't have any words to put into your song
Looking through the junkyard of your heart
I need to find an engine for my car
I don't know where you are
I don't know where you are

When I drive
When I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

And though I really tried
I never have been good
And for my missing heart I carve one out of wood
Now I see the termites crawling into me
After they are finished I wonder where you'll be
I wonder where you'll be
I wonder where you'll be

When I drive
When I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

You never have been young
You never have been sane
And though you say that you don't care
In your eyes I see the shame
Looking through the window of your mind
I see a lonely shadow running out of time
Running out of time
Running out of time

When I drive
When I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

Permission

I got a new job
I got a new job
And I don't need your permission
To fade away

I'm right behind you
I'm right behind you
And I don't need your permission
To make my play

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(on the way down, on the way down)

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(on the way down, on the way down)

I'm right inside you
I'm right inside you
And I don't need your permission
To dig your grave

I've got religion
I've got religion
And I don't need your permission
To pray for you

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(on the way down, on the way down)

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(falling up, falling up)

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(on the way down, on the way down)

On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
On the way down, you're falling up
(falling up)

Tell the darkness what you're thinking
Tell the darkness what you see
You got everything you wanted
In the darkness you are naked
In the darkness you are near
You got everything you wanted

Oh the world will never hear your pain
Oh the world will never hear you cry
Fly, the way you fly
Fly, the way you fly
Fly, the way you fly

*** Thanx a lot to Phalen & Patrice & Francescka & LuAnne for this one ***

Favorite girl

In your version of this world
You're everybody's favorite girl
But that don't mean I'll be the victim
Of any pain you are inflicting today

I don't know what I should do
I've been so happy
Being unhappy with you
But I've just had a revelation
My heart's been dying of starvation and I need
Somebody who will feed me

And if salvation only comes when you fall
Oh Lord
It's so hard for me to believe
Oh Lord
I'm still waiting for you to call
Oh Lord
Trapped inside my memory
Oh Lord

Pretending to be
Someone you know nothing about
Oh I wish you were
Someone I knew nothing about

You're looking for any explanation
Your words they only find a meaning in between
What's real and what will only ever be
Your dream

And if salvation only comes when you fall
Oh Lord
It's so hard for me to believe
Oh Lord
I'm still waiting for you to call
Oh Lord
Trapped inside my misery
Oh Lord

Will salvation only come if I fall ?
If I fall ?

Your are the dark

I'm up all night
Against my will
My medicine
Won't let me feel
Anything at all

The doctor gave
Me sleeping pills
And I took one
Then I felt all alone
Sleeping like a stone

And babe
You were the light
But now
You are the dark

I dream about
The autumn leaves
And you were one
Falling in the sun
Where are you now?

A TV burns
Our hollow room
I cleaned it up
Now I don't know what to do
I'm just lying down

And babe
You were the light
And now
You are the dark

I guess I live
Up in my head
I call you up
But my phone is dead
And I need too much

The doctor said
I need a cure
But what I got
He's not really sure
I won't say much

And babe
You were the light
And now
You are the dark

In the night

And where we live
Is where we hide
Cause we can't forgive
What's inside
We have sweet love
We have sweet love

In the night
Voices will fight
Voices of the shadows
And the runaways
Running from love
And every sorrow left behind

And when we wake up
It's already dark
And I touch your face
To feel your heart
We have sweet love
We have sweet love

In the night
Voices will fight
Voices of the shadows
And the runaways
Running from love
And every sorrow left behind

Blue lips 

I prayed to god from hell
Rung like a midnight bell
Dancing naked in these streets
Thought I was Jesus Christ
As I dug out my eyes
And threw them past the prison gate

So I still can't explain
What I had to do
To try and make it
Since your red lips turned blue

Now I'm a hunted man
Singing the song you sung
Wearing the noose from which you hung
I guess we lost the war
The air I breathed before
Only filled the dead man's lungs

So I still can't explain
What I had to do
To try and make it
Since your red lips turned blue

The devil is the lord
Of this confusing world
Where all the wrong dreams come true
I never needed light
I never felt like I was right
Did not deserve the love I knew

So I still can't explain
What I had to do
To try and make it
Since your red lips turned blue

You've been loved

You don't know how you feel
Are you a dream? Are you for real?
Cause you don't ever slow down
To find what you lost or lose what you found
No one's saying what you need to hear

You've been loved
You've been loved
You've been loved

You've been loved
You've been loved
You've been loved

And so it's hard to admit
Most days you feel like you don't exist
Temptation sneaks past your fist
Until the devil won't let you resist
Oblivion is what you want

But you've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way, All the way)

But you've been loved (All the way)
But you've been loved (All the way)
But you've been loved (All the way)

What you wanna do with your life?
What you gonna do with your life? (Make it to the light)
What you gonna do with your life?
What you gonna do with your life? (Make it to the light)

You've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way, All the way)
You've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way)
You've been loved (All the way)

*** Thanx a lot to Christophe who corrected some mistakes ***

Let's embrace

( US Release of redemption's son )

I think the world belongs to me
I want to set you freer than free
I want to touch you

Come up to my place
And then let's embrace
And then let's replace
Our fear with our faith

And come up to my place
And then let's embrace
And then let's replace
Our fear with our faith

We are together now
And love is our child
Born from the unity
Of our human heart

I think the sun is shining on me
I can feel it
God's eyes are looking down onto me
I will reveal it

Come up to my place
And then let's embrace
And then let's replace
Our fear with our faith

And come up to my place
And then let's embrace
And then let's replace
Our fear with our faith

And come up to my place
And then let's embrace
And then let's replace
Our fear with our faith

And come up to my place
And come up to my place
And come up to my place
And come up to my place

*** Thanx a lot to Jonathan for this one ***

Holding The Void

Candy Store

Tell me if you know the way to the candy store
I guess we really should decide if I'm your pimp or your whore
Cause if you give me a little all I need is some more
Tell me if you have a key or should we break down the door

You don't understand yourself at all
You don't understand you're bound to fall

Tell me if you know the way to the other side
Tell me if you know the way to the end of time
And could you help me get rid of my begging mind
I'm calling out for you at the end of the line

You don't understand yourself at all
You don't understand you're bound to fall

You don't understand you're bound to fall
You don't understand yourself at all

Blue Jays and Honey Bee

Waking up
I wanna go back
But it's too late
Oh I'm still awake

I wanna love you
I wanna be nice
But the weekend comes and the money and the drugs and the parasites

Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees
Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees baby

If I were you
I would unscrew
My head from the shoe (?)
And forget what I knew

I wanna love you
I wanna be clean
But the predators bite even when you dream at night it's the ugliest scene

Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees
Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees

Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees
Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees baby

Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees
Hey don't be sad
My blue jays and my honey bees

Gone Without it

Gone without it
Gone without it
Gone without it
Gone without it
Without it
Without it
Without it

Got no possession, without it
Got no possession, without it
Got no possession, without it
Without it

Gone without it

Miracle

I
I get by
Without a miracle
You
You get by
Without a miracle

So we should compromise
And we should stop telling lies

You
You get by
Without a miracle
I
I get by
Without a miracle

So we should compromise
And we should stop telling lies

When will you leave?
Where will you go?
When will you leave?
Where will you go?
When will you leave?
Where will you go?
When will you leave?
Where will you go?
When will you leave?
Where will you go?
When will you leave?
Where will you go?

I
I get by
Without a miracle

So we should compromise
And we should stop telling lies

False colored eyes

Give up your lies
And your false colored eyes
You're buried alive
Under your mind

I don't care who you have left behind
I don't care who you have compromised
Give up your lies

The things you despise
Have you hypnotized
Give up your disguise
And the places you hide

I don't care who you have compromised
I don't care who you have left behind
Give up your lies

And I need an answer
Am I here all by
Myself, myself
If you can surrender
You will only hurt yourself
Yourself
Yourself

Disposable

You lied to me
Now I'll never see your face again
You never knew you were my only friend
Now you've just become disposable

You needed love
But don't you know that love and lies can't mix
Eventually I saw through your tricks
The way you get your fix off of other people's souls

We were so young
Out of control
I bought the dream
The one you stole

So let's not pretend we're good
No let's not pretend we're good

I gotta go
And I won't come back this way again
I guess your disguise just got too thin
And now I can see exactly who you are

I hope for you
Eventually you'll learn to follow through
But when you do you won't be who I knew
Back when we threw ourselves off of every single ledge

We were so young
Out of control
I bought the dream
The one you stole

So let's not pretend we're good
No let's not pretend we're good

We were so young
Out of control
I bought the dream
The one you stole

So let's not pretend we're good
No let's not pretend we're good

We were so young
Out of control
I bought the dream
The one you stole

So let's not pretend we're good
No let's not pretend we're good

Hands birn dirty

Help me to bury
Feelings I can't stand
Take me to wherever
Take me by the hand

Maybe I need it
Maybe I'm a slave
Hands are born dirty
And I dig my own grave

I can't wait another minute more
Can't you see I've lost my self control?

Sun will blind me
Make it in the light
Throw me from my window
Hold me in the sky

Maybe I need it
Maybe I'm a slave
Hands are born dirty
And I dig my own grave

I can't wait another minute more
Can't you see I've lost my self control?
I can't wait another minute more
Can't you see I've lost my self control?

I can't wait another minute more
Can't you see I've lost my self control?
I can't wait another minute more
Can't you see I've lost my self control?

Look over your shoulder

Give me back oblivion
Take away my need
Someone's always chasing me
Underneath the trees

Look over your shoulder
Look over your shoulder

Everything around me now
Everything I see
Couldn't get much further from
Where I wanna be

Look over your shoulder
Look over your shoulder

And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing

Look over your shoulder
Look over your shoulder

And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing
Can't feel a thing
And I can't feel a thing

Call a friend

Don't be paranoid
You are a killer
You're too serious
Dancing with that corpse

Could you call a friend?
Could you love yourself again?
Could you call a friend?
Could you love yourself again?

When you got it
Feels good
But without it
You're so down
So down
So down

It could all fall apart
Any day of the week
A circus marching through your mind
Underneath all the dreams you used to seek

I could call a friend
I could love myself again
Could you call a friend?
Could you love yourself again?

When you got it
Feels good
But without it
You're so down
So down
So down

When you got it
Feels good
But without it
You're so down
You're so down
So down
So down
So down

Nothing wrong with the city

I don't need ghosts
They're impossible to see
Gimme what you got
What's believable to me

You are my host
I come inside of you for free
In you I'm lost
Far beyond where you could see

There's nothing wrong with the city
There's nothing wrong with my love
And if you think I'm so very very pretty
Why don't you buy me a diamond ring?

I don't need love
It's disposable to me
Your suffering is safe
It's a habit that you keep

Give me your ghosts
They're impossible to see
Hey let's hook up
Yeah back to where we used to be

There's nothing wrong with the city
There's nothing wrong with my love
And if you think I'm so very very pretty
Why don't you buy me a diamond ring?

I don't need ghosts
They're impossible to see
Gimme me what you got
Oh it's believable to me

You are my host
I come inside of you for free
In you I'm lost
Far beyond where you could see

There's nothing wrong with the city
There's nothing wrong with my love
And if you think I'm so very very pretty
Why don't you buy me a diamond ring?

I don't need ghosts
I don't need ghosts
I don't need ghosts

Don't be afraid

Don't be afraid
Tonight
Don't be afraid
Inside
Your mind

You're on your own
Tonight
You're on your own
Inside
Your mind

How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?

Don't be afraid
Tonight
Don't be afraid
Inside
Your mind

You're on your own
Tonight
You're on your own
Inside
Your mind

How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?

How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?
How do I know if you're for real?

Our Shadows Will Remain

*** Thanx a lot to the Unofficial Joseph Arthur Website ***

In Ohio

In Ohio
You were born
You will die alone

I'm gonna wait up
(I'm) gonna wait up
(I'm) gonna wait up
For you

Can't exist

Well I can't exist
When you disappear
Disintegrating eyes
Swallow everything

Oh sister don't be scared
A thousand times or more
I've walked away alive
On my feet again

(Kill your light/life/lie?)
I will wait for you mother
I will wait for you father
I will wait for you sister
I will wait for you brother

Well I can't exist
So I can't explain
How I lost a thousand dollars
On the street again

Sister don't be scared
A thousand times or more
I've walked away alive
On my feet again

Sister don't be scared
A thousand times or more
I've walked away alive
On my feet again

(Kill your light/life/lie?)
I will wait for you mother
I will wait for you father
I will wait for you sister
I will wait for you brother

Stumble and pain

All your gifts come out of hell
You brought them back for love
Throw a bucket down into your well
You fill it with your blood

And you let it go
With the greatest ease
Cause something always stays the same
And always seems

With the need you never fill
Try to leave before it come
Like a man you've paid to kill
Asking you what should be done

And you let it go
With the greatest ease
Cause something always stays the same
And always seems

Sun down on a shady grin
Shaking hands on a sinking ship
Prostitute and a poison friend
Telling you you'll never quit

Devil's broom

In a time when I can't get enough to make it
Give me back half the sense that I used to have
Waking up in the sun face down on the pavement
Everything I own in a garbage bag

Where are you?
What did I do?
Why can't you see?
You mean everything to me
To me

Waking up in the tank, disorderly break-up
And no one here will even tell me what I did
With the guilt and the shame completely vacant
It's hard to stay alive when you don't know how to live

Where are you?
What did I do?
Why can't you see?
You mean everything to me
To me

(?Aren't you coming back, I'll never/won't make it alone?)

Since you gone ain't nobody else gonna save me
Cause I can't trade a bottle for an empty room
I just pray that the lord is gonna come down and take me
Sweep me off this floor with the devil's broom

Where are you?
What did I do?
Why can't you see?
You mean everything to me
To me

To me
You mean everything
To me
You mean everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
You mean everything

Echo Park

Walking with you down through Echo Park
The ghosts fill in the tree
A fire never understands the spark
The way it is with you and me

Freedom
Freedom
Our love won't fade away
Freedom
Freedom
Our love it won't fade away

The children running through the greenest field
The light of love pouring down
And only you and I know how it feels
When no one else is around

Freedom
Freedom
Our love won't fade away
Freedom
Freedom
Our love it won't fade away

Freedom
Freedom
Our love won't fade away
Freedom
Freedom
Our love it won't fade away

Walking with you down through Echo Park
The ghosts fill in the tree
The fire never understands the spark
The way it is with you and me

Even Tho

I'm getting cold
You used to have a heart
Now I guess there's just a stone
You said leave me alone
But even tho I'm here
You know that I'm already gone

Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone

We've got some time
So let's walk hand in hand together
And hold our heads up high
Since I can't read your mind
You've got to tell me what you're thinking
I won't write in the sky
I won't write in the sky

We're getting old
We've planted our seeds and now we wait for them to grow
You say I never show
You how I really feel or which way I'm gonna go

Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone

We've got some time
So let's walk hand in hand together
And hold our heads up high
Since I can't read your mind
You've got to tell me what you're thinking
I won't write in the sky
I won't write in the sky

No one to hold
The world will make a dream
And a prayer out of our bones
To find where we belong
Our shadows will remain
Even after we are gone

Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone
Gone baby
Even tho I'm here you know that I'm already gone

Puppets

Give less than I take
Genuine as any fake
I have no memory
Every moment eternally

I wanna try
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else

I cut myself
But no blood came
And no one helped
Strings that we can't see
Puppet you
Puppet me

I wanna try
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else

And you don't know
What it's like to try
To change where you go
And break the lie
And you never show
What it's like inside
To raise your low
And break your pride

Hearts crack like eggs
As children pull the spider's legs
Strays out in our yard
Of buried bones and boulevards

I wanna try
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else
To get away from everybody else

Wasted

If you're not sorry for who you are
Why are you sorry for where you've been?
I know you carry a secret star
The one you got from your invisible friend

I met you walking in the New York night
I said "Why are you walking so slow?"
You said "I'm looking for a book I can write
And after that I ain't got nowhere to go."

(I'm)
Wasted
I need to find a place to cry
Wasted
I need to find a place to cry

We stayed connected underneath the stones
You told me all the places you come from
I had a feeling I was being born
Inside your world where my heart could never be more

Wasted
I need to find a place to cry
Wasted
You need to find a place to cry
Wasted
We need to find a reason why
Wasted
We need to find a place to cry

If you're not sorry for who you are
Why are you sorry for where you've been?
I know you carry a secret star
The one you got from your invisible friend

(You're)
Wasted
You need to find a place to cry
Wasted
I need to find a place to cry
Wasted
You need to find a place to cry
Wasted

I need to find a place to cry

Failed

Now you're gone and I don't know why
You removed yourself in the blink of an eye
When the seasons change all you can do is cry
Now you're gone and I don't know why

Maybe I failed
Maybe I failed
Maybe I failed

(What's it like where you are?)
(What's it like to fall that far?)

Now you're gone and I don't know why
You removed yourself in the blink of an eye
When the seasons change all you can do is cry
Now you're gone and I don't know why

Maybe I failed
Maybe I failed
Maybe I failed

(What's it like where you are?)
The way you were I loved you
(What's it like to fall that far?)
The way you were

The way you were I loved you
The way you were

I am

You live in a darkness
Made out of your fear
Look into the future
Never are you here

You are not a person
Nor are what you see
Beyond this world you live in
Beyond your memory

To find out what you really are
You must wake up from this long night
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am

Your world is in danger
But your world isn't real
You see what is imagined
Dreaming what you feel

To find out what you really are
You must wake up from this long night
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
I am
I am
I am

You are beyond the sun and the stars
You are the ever present light
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
Repeat the words I am
I am
I am

A smile that explodes

Too young to fall
For a light I think I see
Can't say for sure
The plants have died
My hair has grown
From the thought of you
Coming home

Cause it ain't easy, uh
Waking up at dawn
To find I lost my crown
If I found you there
With flowers in your hair
I'd hold you in my arms
Till we came back down
A smile that explodes
I could never understand

My room too small
To get by without the help of alcohol
Pin my arm to the wall
Now I'm too gone to fight
Not afraid to fall

Cause it ain't easy, uh
Waking up at dawn
To find I lost my crown
If I found you there
With flowers in your hair
I'd hold you in my arms
Till we came back down
A smile that explodes
I could never understand

I write one more
Letter I won't send
Except for across the floor

Leave us alone

He was cut and then there was no fear
The dogs of hell were then unborn
And like a ghost without an atmosphere
His voice sang without a song

Singing to the ships as the foghorns blow
Shipping light where darkness hides
The night was blind but it could see him go
For in this dark his light survives

Go away
Leave us alone
We don't know yet
Who you are
So far
From home

He stands before them as they judge his life
His shadow reaching underneath
He will fight he will reveal his knife
They will question his belief
They will shatter all his teeth

Blood from his mouth and darkness he can see
His suicide is love reborn
And hanging from a noose in secrecy
His mind and spirit will divorce

Go away
Leave us alone
We don't know yet
Who you are
So far
From home

Don't run away

Go away
Leave us alone
We don't know yet
Who you are
So far
From home

All Of Our Hands

Until we feed the starving, blood is on all of our hands
Babylon is burning and there is no promised land
Until we clothe the naked all of us are damned
Dreams are just for savages calling themselves men

And in time fire will rain down
On our head
The sky will open up
And life will be bled
We are all the same spirit, we are all the same love
And still somehow we've chosen to slaughter the white dove
There is only one energy just different sets of clothes
For human being is to dress up and protect what no one knows

So in time fire will rain down
On our head
The sky will open up
And life will be bled

All of us will fall into the same hole
And all will reunite into the same soul
The death that we allow is the death that is our own
The murders we commit are committed in our home

So in time fire will rain down On our head
The sky will open up
And life will be bled

Murdered by indifference, murdered by our greed
Murdered by our riches taken from the ones in need
Murdered in our churches and murdered by belief
We who just do nothing shall be murdered in our sleep

In time fire will rain down
On our heads
The sky will open up
And life will be bled

Truth is just a word said to the ones who plead
What will we get back when we plant a poison seed?
Consumed by our consumption that can never be enough
The hungry are attacking, they are swallowing our blood

And in time fire will rain down
On our head
The sky will open up
And life wil be bled

The victims are now victimized and the world is inside out
Everyone is terrified the faithful are in doubt
Religion is a gimmick we want back the god they stole
But everyone is fighting to go deeper in the hole
Some believe salvation comes when the world is gone
But we have been forsaken, there is nowhere we belong

So in time fire will rain down
On our head
The sky will open up
And life will be bled

*** Thanx a lot to SusanaDave for this one ***

Nuclear Daydream

Too Much To Hide

The needle says she'll tell you when she's through
No sense now in trying to believe in you

Too much to hide
In your own two eyes
Too much to hide
In your own world

There's some you know you follow into doom
By yourself and in an empty room

Too much to hide
In your own two eyes
Too much to hide
In your own world

Dream you're gone
Dream you're gone, so far gone
(So far, oh)
Dream you're gone
Dream you're gone, so far gone
(So far, oh)
Dream you're gone
Dream you're gone, so far gone
(So far away)
Dream you're gone
Dream you're gone, so far gone
(So far away)

I'm down here and walking with you still
And part of me I guess always will

Too much to hide
In your own two eyes
Too much to hide
In your own world

Be here now

Black Lexus

Your black Lexus has
Two hundred thousand miles
Underneath the missing roads

You don't know where you're going
Almost anytime
Things lost just lighten up your load

Maybe you're headin' out
To LA
See if they'll put you in a show

First you'll check with the stars
Read both your sign and mine
In the back of the New York Post

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
And you can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse

Now your car's been towed
You misread the sign
Something left to do
Must have slipped your mind

Got no money left
Guess you'll stick around
And anyway the stars
Said not to go right now

But you can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
And you can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you look a little worse

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
You can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
You can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse

Enough To Get Away

What's the difference from a Saturday night
Where the light spreads dark around the drunk hearts
In their headless hallways where bodies are
put on the market place
To happiness endlessly taking pills
With the young going down
I see nothing or nowhere
I know what I've found
Must be in paradise

Next year we will live in the country
With our money, by day the sky builds
Doing our laundry and renting us some random machines
Getting our religion and sex on the TV
Assumptions made simply to get away
Everyone old is already with me
On tiny decks enjoying midsummer weather and friendly company
And in their picture frames there you and I will be
Knowing what we've found

Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away

Bright drops of blood so my thoughts are
I turn to lie down but sleep stays far
I'm just an echo of the song going through my head
The light behides the ghost
But I'm the one that's dead
And I think of who you be
When you're here with me
Maybe it's a spiritual disease
Sliding through shoots of oblivion into infinity
Back into our maker's hands
No more rain or controversy
Knowing what we've found

Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away
Knowing what we've found
Enough to get away

Slide Away

No matter what you want
Do or say
I hope you make it to
Better days
If you're a junkie heart
Be reborn
And every dime in bag
Leave your home

If they don't get to you
Get to me
We're gonna walk a path
Ever free
And stare into the sun
Till we're blind
Destroying every thought
In our mind

What you say counts
What you say counts
Till you fall down
Black as the night you crashed apart
Till every piece was gone

No matter where you live
Where you've been
You found an open road
And a friend
If you're a peaceful soul
Peace will come
So don't you hide away
What you've done

What you say counts
What you say counts
Till you fall down
Black as the night you crashed apart
Till every piece was gone

Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
I want you all the way
I want you

Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
I want you all the way
I want you

Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
Now won't you
Slide away
I want you all the way
I want you

Slide away

Electrical Storm

How do you live cold
Before you're young
You're so old

You're born and then you die
You're born and then you die
And you are born

Past the city and the thieves
Past the wolverines and trees
Until the sunrise
In the electrical storm

Last night with you
When we turned blue
I saw right through
When we turned blue

I can see you now
You are me
Anyhow

You're born and then you die
You're born and then you die
And you are born

Past the city and the thieves
Past the wolverines and trees
Until the sunrise
In the electrical storm

In the sunrise
In the sunrise
And we are born
In the electrical storm

In the sunrise
In the sunrise
And we are born
In the electrical storm

Last night with you
When we turned blue
Were you untrue
When we turned blue
When we turned blue

You Are Free

Time is moving on
You and me
You and me
Suffering is gone
You are free
You are free

I know I let you down
Those days are over now

I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was

Time is moving on
You and me
You and me
Suffering is gone
You are free
You are free

I know I let you down
Those days are over now

I'm no longer who I was
No longer who you thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who you thought I was

I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who you thought I was
I'm no longer who I was
No longer who I thought I was

I'm not afraid of nothing
I'm not afraid of anyone
I'm not afraid of losing myself
There ain't no self to lose
I'm not afraid of losing myself
There ain't no self to lose
I'm not afraid of losing myself
There ain't no self to lose
I'm not afraid

Time is moving on
You and me
You and me
Suffering is done
Let it be
Let it be

When you feel you're strong
You are free
You are free

Automatic Situation

Automatic who you blame
Like a moth into the flame
Burn your wings, have scars to show
Always gone before you go

It's all down from here
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)
The fall you prepared
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)

Damaged pride in a twisted heart
Little thief who was never caught
Wanna give you what she earns
Souvenirs of the wings she burns

It's all down from here
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)
The fall you prepared
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)

It's all down from here
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)
The fall you prepared
(Automatic, Automatic, Automatic situation)

When I Was Running Out Of Time

When I was running out of time
I turned it into a dream
And you went drifting into my mind
Things ain't the way that they seem
I turn you into a dream
And make it all go away
You know your hair looks different when you wear it that way
You've got a painted face and a body made of clay
You are my super star

They will fill you with big ideas
They'll hang your heart in the sky
I know you want to save the world
How long have you been that high
How long have you been that high
And did you make it all go away
You know your eyes look different when you look the other way
You've got a cheating heart bleeding emeralds everyday
You are a shooting star

Things ain't the same as when we was young
They hung us from shooting stars
Let's tell the world we're doing fine
I know how lucky we are
I know how lucky we are
To make it all go away
You know this world is topsy-turvy in days like today
We got a million souls looking for a place to stay
Each one a shooting star

Don't Tell Your Eyes

Don't tell your eyes
Don't tell your eyes
Your eyes are mine

Don't tell your mind
Don't tell your mind
Your mind is mine

Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know
Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know

Don't tell your dream
Don't tell your dream
Your dream is mine

Don't tell your sex
Don't tell your sex
Your sex is mine

Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know
Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know

Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know
Jesus loves you more than you know
More than you know

Don't Give Up On People

Give 'em one more chance
One more thing to say
I made a very big mistake
Followed by a thousand days

Don't give up on people
Who want you to stay

Satellites and moonbeams
Signal dreams to play
Last time I saw you
Was in the sunless time of day

Don't give up on people
Who want you to stay

Don't give up on people
Who want you to stay

Woman

Woman
Woman
You make me feel
Woman
Woman
Are you for real?

Cause I don't know if I make it on without you
I don't know if I could make it on my own back home

Mother
Mother
Are you right here?
Mother
Mother
I share your fear

Cause I don't know if I make it on without you
I don't know if I could make it on my own back
home

Sister
Sister
You're here I see
Sister
Sister
You see through me

Cause I don't know if I make it on without you
I don't know if I could make it on my own back home

Woman
Woman
Are you for real
Woman
Woman
You make me feel

Cause I don't know if I make it on without you
I don't know if I could make it on my own back home

Nuclear Daydream

You can hold your needle
You can point your gun
You can shoot and kill me
Or you could let me run

But I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone

If there's a plan then tell me
If you know who you are
A princess or a mummy
A flower or a scar

So I don't have to cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone
Are now gone

What's it like to lose control
Are you even here at all

This is a nuclear daydream
It's my atomic bomb
I already lost my passage
I already lost our home

So I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone

There's only dreams and numbers
And wishes left unsaid
In all the burning letters
Underneath our bed

Saying I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone
Are now gone
Are now gone
Are now gone

Let's Just Be

*** Thanx a lot to http://www.coldestsea.net for these lyrics ***

Diamond ring

[You know it]

I wanna go out
But not really
I keep droppin' the bucket
Until it's dry
Until it's dry

I wanna go out
But not really
I keep stuffin' the muskett
Until you cry
Until you cry

You could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring

I wanna go out
But not really
I keep droppin' the bucket
Until it's dry
Until it's dry

[Come on]

I wanna go out
But not really
I keep stuffin' your muskett
Until you fly
Until you fly

I say you could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring

[ Baby yes, Baby yes-saaa (?) ]

I say you could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring
I say You
You could be my diamond ring

Good life

There is a ghost in each of us
Before we're ever born
There is a ghost in each of us
And all must learn mourn
Muhammad Ali
He said what's on his mind
Muhammad Ali
Could change the course of time
There is a ghost in each of us
Before we hit the grave
There is a ghost in each of us
A ghost we each must save
Muhammad Ali
Spoke in poetry
Muhammad Ali
Gave all to you and me
There is a ghost in all of us
Who runs when we're asleep
There is a ghost in all of us
A diamond you can't keep

Sometimes I want to take you home
Sometimes, sometimes I want to be alone
To wake up from the good life
To fix up from the dull night

Sometimes I want to take you home
Sometimes, sometimes I want to be alone
To wake up from the good life
To fix up from the dull night

To wake up from the good life
To fix up from the dull night

Oh, let's go
You
Let's go
Rock
And roll

To wake up from the good life
To fix up from the dull night
To wake up from the good life
To fix up from the dull night

Precious one

Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman in the evening sun
Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman you're my precious one

Lights come with fighters and live in dark circles
I've lived in your fires and now I'm comin' home

Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman after all we've done
Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman when I'm on my run

Lights come with fighters and live in dark circles
I've lived in your fires and now I'm comin' home
Comin' home

Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman in the evening sun
Taste you like a woman
Taste you like a woman you're my precious one

Lights come with fighters and live in dark circles
I've lived in your fires and now I'm comin' home

Lights come with fighters and live in dark circles
I've lived in your fires and now I'm comin' home
Comin' home

Spacemen

Wake up sister
Sister come on
You know it's for you (x2)

Come on brother
Give us your song
It's all you can do (x2)

Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah
Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah
Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah

So come on mother
You could be wrong
In fact now you are
The light in the star

Come down father
You could be strong
So come on
I say come on

Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah
Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah
Here come the spacemen
Out of the sky
Ah Ah

Here they come now
Here they come

So come on

Take me home

Take me home
Look good on your own
Take me home
Look good

I can see the sun
I think the evening's done
Take me home
You look good on your own

Sometimes it's good
To say goodbye
Before you make it
To the end of time
Yes, sometimes it's good
To say goodbye
Before you make it
To the end of time

Take me home
Take me home
Look good on your own

I can see the sun
I think we just begun
Please take me home
You look good

Sometimes it's good
To say goodbye
Before you make it
To the end of time
Sometimes it's good
To say goodbye
Before you make it
To the end of time

Take me home
I can see the sun
Take me home

Chicago

You're my best friend
I need you until the end
No, you I will never betray

Don't run away from yourself
Or follow anyone else
No, you never have to be a slave

If they don't play you in chicago
Oh no no no
And if they don't save you when you're lonely
Only you
Could see your light, see your light, see your light, you
Could see your light, see your light, see

Your mirror is destroyed
I see you now trying to avoid
The truth of who you really are

The heat will stay with the flame
So your beauty never will change
To me you will always be a star

And if they don't play you in chicago
Oh no no no
And if they don't save you when you're lonely
Only you
Could see your light, see your light, see your light, you
Could see your light, see your light, see

Some turn lunatic
Others learn how to forget
This world to which they just don't belong

I wonder who you will be
A dream with no memory
A beggar looking for one magic song

And if they don't play you in chicago
Oh no no no
And if they don't save you when you're lonely
Only you
Could see your light, see your light, see your light, you
Could see your light, [see what I see] see your light, [see what I see] see your light, you
Could see your light, [see what I see] see your light, [see what I see] see your light, you

Cockteezzze

We could be free
You and me
But i'd rather be a
Cockteezzze

Hey, get on your knees and pray with me
I don't care what you wanna believe

We could be free
You and me
But i'd rather be a
Cockteezzze

Hey, get on your knees and pray with me
I don't care what you wanna believe

Let me get witcha, witcha one time
Witcha, witcha one time
One time

Oh hey, hey, hey

We could be free
You and me
But i'd rather be a
Cockteezzze

Hey, get on your knees and pray with me
Oh, I don't care what you wanna believe

Be free
You and me
But i'd rather be a
Cockteezzze

Get on your knees and pray with me
I don't care what you wanna believe

Let me get witcha, witcha one time
Witcha, witcha one time
One time

Oh hey, hey, hey

Lonely astronaut

Here comes the rain
Falling down like ecstasy
I feel your pain
Raining now inside of me

Far from where we're going
Away from where we've been
Everything we lost out here
One day must be lost again (2x)

The moon will rise
Worship lonely astronauts
To our surprise
We can never get the light we lost

With the weight of our emotions
Which are gone before they end
Are they here just to remind us
Of everything we've lost again
Everything we've lost again

When you cry your eyes are hollow (4x)

Send out the probe
To help us find eternity
It won't return
Or no one will be left to see

The stars are in their solitudes
The light it comes from them
By the time it hits our open eyes
All of it is lost again (2x)

We disappear
Into one another's mind
And reappear
With faith in something new to find
We are resurrecting our history so thin
With graduatin' needs to fill
The love we'll only lose again (2x)

When you cry your eyes are hollow (4x)

Cocaine feet

You can feel
Numb in your bones
You and I live
Without anyone

Cocaine feet
Wrecked cities in the dark
Another dirty street
Where you don't belong

Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
No matter what I put you through

Your brown head
Has too many thoughts
Your brown bed
Has too many spots

Where have you been
And who have you been with
Who did you kill
And who did you kiss

Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
No matter what I put you through

Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
Don't you ever put me down on the white line
No matter what I put you through
No matter what I put you through
No matter what I put you through
No matter what I put you through

Let's just be

Let's just be
Be what you be
You and me
Let's just be

Let it bleed
And let it be
Let it bleed
And let it be

Let's just be
Be what you be
You and me
Be what you be

Let it bleed
And let it be
Let it bleed
And let it be

Let it be
Let's just be
Let it be/bleed
You and me

Let it bleed
And let it be
Let it bleed
And let it be

Shake It Off

Shake it off
Shake it off
Shake it off
I can barely hear you talk

Shake it off
I can barely(/nearly/really) hear you walk
Shake it off
I can barely(/nearly/really) hear you walk

Take it down
One time
In my mind
It's blind
If I find
The time to rewind

Take it down
In my mind
One time
It's blind
I wish I could find
The time to rewind

Shake it off
Shake it off
Shake it off
There really ain't no/that much to say or talk

Shake it off
Shake it off
Shake it off
There really ain't much to say or talk

Shake it off
Shake it off
Shake it off
There really ain't that much to say or talk

Lack a vision

Because you lack a vision
You've been
Blinded by love

I say a prayer for a stranger
Oh he was
The last soul I see(n)

I want to tell you something
But I
Can barely speak

I turn out the lights
I know
I won't sleep

I love you
And I always will
I want to
Come back home, can I come back home
I hold you
Like I never will
I want to
Come back home, can I come back home

In the eyes of a stranger
I saw
The last part of me

I knew then for certain
We are
Never gonna be free

I think of what she told me
Well I
Know some things you can't teach

Like when you hold me
And I
Stay out of reach

I love you
[everything's different]
And I always will
[nothing has changed]
I want to
[like a pocket of marbles]
Come back home, can I come back home
[at end of the day]
I hold you
[I pick out my favorite]
Like I never will
[and I give it away]
I want to
[everything's different]
Come back home, can I come back home
[nothing has changed]

Because you lack a vision
You've been
Blinded by love

Gimmie Some Company

I love you, I love you, I love you...

Give it a little bit
Give it some light
Give it a little bit of your time

Give it a little bit
Give it some thought/(fire)
Give it a little bit of your life
Gimmie some company
Let me know what you're thinking of

We can walk by the sea
I can hold your hand in mine

Gimmie a little kiss
Gimmie a smile
Gimmie a moment before you decide

Give it a little bit
Give it some light/life
Give it a little bit of your time, your time, your time

Gimmie some company
Let me know what you're thinking of

We can talk easily
I can hold your hand in mine

I Will Carry

You/They say love is a lonely word
When it goes unheard
And if those thoughts they aren't spoken for
And the bags that she packed
Are there by the door

I will carry them
For you
I will carry them
For you
I will carry them
For you
My love

You say I could be free
But I don't think you see me
With the way/weight I absorb
You put on me and so much more

I will carry it
For you
I will carry it
For you
I will carry it
For you
My love

You/They say love is a lonely word
When it goes unheard
Those thoughts they aren't spoken for
And the bags that she packed
Are there by the door

I will carry them
For you
I will carry them
For you
I will carry them
For you
My love

*** Thanx a lot to Vincent for this one ***

Yer The Reason

Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Yer the reason
I just wanna stay
Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Won't you do something to get in my way

I take a listen inside myself
Just to find an old romance
I saw the walls starting to fade
And watched the sun turn into a blaze/flame/grave (?)
And I tell them what you're doing
And I tell them what you say
And I tell them how you live here
When you move me into the grey/grave

Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Yer the reason
I just wanna stay
Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Won't you do something to get in my way

[ (you k)now like solo here
and keep this rollin'
then we're going to
sing a verse
then we're going to do a chorus
it's going to be a single verse
here it comes, right ]

Could I tell you if I care
Could I tell you anything
Could I tell you to come home
And would you come home with me

Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Yer the reason
I just wanna stay
Yer the reason
I don't wanna go home
Won't you do something to get in my way
Won't you do something to get in my way
Won't you do something to get in my way
Won't you do something to get in my way
Won't you do something to get in my way
Won't you do something to get in my way

Star song

You got a lot of nerve, dear
To treat people that way
You need to find a lover
Who could hear what you could not say

Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away
Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away

You set the world on fire
But you never got away
You want to take it higher
But you ain't got a place to stay

Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away
Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away

You need to find a dream
That could give what you could not pay
Cuz you got the ears of the world now
But you ain't got a thing to say

Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away
Need a little time away, dear
Need a little time away

Temporary People

Temporary People

Hanging out with the temporary people
Till I find my way
Back to you
And it's so easy to be swallowed by this evil
Cause it's all I know
How to do

But you do not care about yourself
Or anyone else
Anyone else
I can't stop blaming myself
And nobody else
Nobody else

There must be twenty five different people
Living inside me
All the time
And some of them are always reaching for the needle
Just to try and calm
This vicious mind

But you do not care about yourself
Or anyone else
Anyone else
And I can't stop blaming myself
And nobody else
Nobody else

We're sad you wanna go
(I know you're still alive)
Wanna go
Away
We're sad you wanna go
(I know you're still alive)
Wanna go
Away

We're sad you wanna go
(I know you're still alive)
Wanna go
Away
We're sad you wanna go
(I know you're still alive)
Wanna go
Away

Faith

Faith
Comes in little waves
I don't need
To give myself away
I said faith
When it comes you have to pay
It's the pain
Which makes you believe

You could take everything away from me
You could take everything away from me

Here I stand
Naked and alone
Covered up
By only flesh and bone
I can feel
All your little stones
Beating me
Back into my hole

You could take everything away from me
You could take everything away from me
You could take everything away from me
(first your love and your sympathy)
You could take everything away from me
(then your pain and your company)

When I came
There was nothing I could lose
So why should I pretend
That there's something I could choose
When I go
It'll be like no one was here
Nothing to love
And nothing left to fear

You could take everything away from me
(first your love and your sympathy)
You could take everything away from me
(then your pain and your company)
You could take everything away from me
(first your love and your sympathy)
You could take everything away from me
(then your pain and your company)

You could take, you could take...
Still won't have it, still won't have it all ...

Still won't have my soul

Say Goodbye

If you're gonna leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

I know it's getting harder every time you cry
But you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

You left on a cold afternoon
Leaving winter in the month of June
You're here for a while, but now you're gone too soon
Like a hidden flower that forgot to bloom

If you're gonna leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

Can't help but be a liar, saying we'll never die
But you should say goodbye
you should say goodbye

You burnt the sun and broke the moon
I can still see you lying in an empty room
The letter you left me was laced with your perfume
Like a butterfly trying to fly back into her cocoon

If you're gonna leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

Can't help but be a liar, saying we'll never die
You should say goodbye
you should say goodbye

If you're gonna leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

If you're gonna leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

Dead Savior

We are born alone and weak
Back to black old and meek
Our time here is so short
Right to life or abort
I don't know or who could say
When all that comes will go away

Some are victims, some are slaves
Some are sunshine, some are graves
Some are lost, some are found
Some are tight and some unbound
Could you ever come back through
Without becoming back and blue

Your words are hollow, your voice is noise
You practice lines for all the boys
You play with people just like games
You're good with faces but you're bad with names
Nothing's true if nothing's not
You're never colder than when you're hot

Well
There really ain't no more surprises
Like a dead savior
One that never rises

You got two faces, one is death
You taught yourself to steal their breath
The other face lights the room
Like the mask of love and doom
Who are you? Or who could say?
But very few can ever get away

The scared were never born that way
But slowly made from day to day
From night to night, from year to year
They swallowed almost every tear
The flesh will kill the spirits hold
And most will do what they've been told

Well
There really ain't no more surprises
Like a dead savior
One that never rises

You hang with priests, you hang with thugs
On mountain tops and under rugs
You change your name every day
No one knows who you are that way
You read the signs with empty eyes
And give your love to alibis

Get me back, get me in
With you it's either the saving or the sin
I've been bought but you've been sold
Never hotter than when you're cold
Well now I want to disappear
And get myself away from here

Well
There really ain't no more surprises
Like a dead savior
One that never rises

Look Into The Sky

People are hypnotized
Lost in the city of the damned
Dreaming rivers of deceit and lies
As the shake one another's hand

People fill you with poison tongues
Slithering snakes in the world of sorry sons
Loose lips sink ships but you know you're not the only one
On the bottom of the ocean is the story of what we've become

So don't believe them

Look into the sky
Look into the sky
Look into the sky
And ask for him

People fill you with their lies
Try to notify your next of kin
See the lost children in their eyes
Before you decide if you want to be like them

So don't believe them

Look into the sky
Look into the sky
Look into the sky
And ask for him

Look into the sky
Look into the sky
Look into the sky
And ask for him

He's your real friend

People will fill you with their noise
To try to make you feel as bad as them
Bribe you with silk and expensive toys
On the rooftops of hate and sin

So don't believe them

Look into the sky
Look into the sky
Look into the sky
And ask for him

Look into the sky
Look into the sky
Look into the sky
And ask for him

He's your real friend

Sunrise Dolls

Memories of a world torn up
You never had it so you lose yourself
On the way to the dream you cut
Out of the mind of the one you held
I never thought that you weren't tough
But you never could take anybody's help
So memories of a world torn up, it's torn up
You never had it so you lose yourself

And I
Walking through the city to survive
And I
Walking through the city to survive
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

Memories of a world torn up
Across the bottom of a raging sea
Your empty promise in my empty cup
Keep the distance between you and me
I never thought that you weren't tough
But you never could take anybody's help
So memories of a world torn up, it's torn up
You never had it so you lose yourself

And I
Walking through the city to survive
And I
Walking through the city to survive
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

Sunrise dolls
Sunrise dolls

And I
Walking through the city to survive
And I
Walking through the city to survive
I'm alive, I'm alive

And I
Walking through the city to survive
And I
Walking through the city to survive
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

Sunrise dolls
Sunrise dolls
Sunrise dolls

Dream Is Longer Than The Night

Kiss me in this long goodbye
Hear the new born angels cry
Watch the greed of night just die
A heart is wider than the sky
You question me I ask you why
You drop me off heavy and high
And as I fall a dream to fly
Fills my head a wish to lie
For sleep to come we all rely
A heart is wider than the sky
Heavy too we try and try

A dream is longer than the night
You get it wrong til it is right
It breaks you open and still you fight
A dream is longer than the night
A dream is longer than the night
In its darkness the only light
Out of blackness bursting white
A dream is longer than the night

Our love is stronger than this war
You want so little

Heart's A Soldier

You can't get to Brooklyn riding on the uptown train
You're gonna be a crook until you stop dealing in cocaine
Still you provide for your family any way that you still can
And you remember when they told you you would always be the man

The way we prey
On each other, on each other
Go on, show a little faith in me
Go on, show a little faith in me

You know the times are tougher, tougher than they've ever been before
Because the streets are rougher, rougher than the bedroom door
You try to change the weather even though you know it's a mistake
Because the heart's a soldier, even though you know it's gonna break

The way we prey
On each other, on each other
Go on, show a little faith in me
Go on, show a little faith in me

It's a real tough life when you're searching for ecstasy
Go on, show a little faith in me

Sometimes the path to freedom is the one that no one else believes
Sometimes to rise above them you have to get down on you knees

Try to pray
For each other, for each other
Go on, show a little faith in me
Go on, show a little faith in me

It's a real tough life when you're searching for ecstasy
So go on, show a little faith in me

Turn You On

She opens every door
Never calls you by your name
And when you say it's time to go
She looks at you like you're insane

But when she hears you play
She tries to sing along
She gets up and dances on the chair
And makes you laugh
When she sings

You say
I don't turn you on
Until it's time for me to go

She only cries at night
When the children are gone
She gets up to wipe away her eyes
In the blue light of the dawn

Laying on your chest
She's like a tiny cat
Brought up and broken on the street
You know she's the only one
That even knows where you're at

You say
I don't turn you on
Until it's time for me to go

She says crawl over here
I got something else to say
Pouring whisky in your coffee cup
She says I swore you liked it that way

She tells you how to stay alive
Acting like she's cleaning up your place
You could see every single star in the sky
Written on the expression of her lonely face

You say
I don't turn you on
Until it's time for me to go

You say
I don't turn you on
Until it's time for me to go

Winter Blades

Shine on someone
Shine on your grave
Shine on someone
Shining on a winter blade

Find a woman you can trust
One that you can touch
Quit shining lights
Into winter blades
Quit shining lights at the sun
And trying to run

Find a gamble with a hunch
Some kind of free lunch
Quit shining lights
Into winter blades
Quit shining lights at the sun
And trying to run

Love keeps tumbling down onto us
Love keeps tumbling down onto us

Learn to walk without a crutch
When you're broke, you got too much (?)
Quit shining lights into winter blades
Quit shining lights at the sun
And trying to run

Love keeps tumbling down onto us
Love keeps tumbling down onto us

Shine on someone
Shine on your grave
Shine on someone
Shining on a winter blade

Shine on someone
Shine on your grave
Shine on someone
Shining on a winter blade

Love keeps tumbling down onto us
Love keeps tumbling down onto us
Love keeps tumbling down onto us
Love keeps tumbling down onto us

Love keeps tumbling down onto us

Drive

Did we go too far
To come back here again
Don't know who you are
But I know where you've been
In the wild wind
That comes with the setting sun
When you lose your skin
Where all the shadows run

Where we go
Only you can drive
People we know
Almost all have died

Whatever you could see
Wherever you could hide
Don't know who you'll be
But I'm going to enjoy the ride
Of your punishment
And its ongoing attempt
To show your nakedness
In order to pay your rent

Where we go
Only you can drive
People we know
Almost all have died

Where we go
Only you can drive
People we know
Almost all have died

Try to follow fate
Like a fly on the empty sand
When you're running late
With your skirt hacked around his hand
And now the eagle's gone
As the long cries of hatred bloom
When the winter come
Into the loneliest room

Where we go
Only you can drive
People we know
Almost all have died

Where we go
Only you can drive
People we know
Almost all have died

Good Friend

In a hungry time
In the middle world
Pearls before swine
In the dark a girl

Where are you this time
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

In a haunted life
Will you take my call
I can't win this fight
Unless you take a fall

Where you are this time
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

The Graduation Ceremony

Out on a Limb

Sometime
No matter when
I wanna see you
See you again
I wanna hold you
Just like the wind
At night

Blowing
Across the land
When you're searching for a friend
As I'm hanging out on a limb
In plain sight

Time won't run away from me
Like you always do
Say you will tonight
And they can't see what we've been through
Faded memories
Blame us too but that's alright

Walking
Across the floor
Hiding behind the door
Your shadow just disappears without light

Baby you're still a slave
I wanna give you what you gave
But there's nothing in your grave tonight

Time won't run away from me
Like you always do
Say you will tonight
And they can't see what we've been through
Faded memories
Hey are you still alright

Time won't run away from me
Like you always do
Stay with me tonight

Sometime
No matter when
I wanna see you
See you again
I wanna hold you
Just like the wind
At night

Blowing
Across the land
When you're searching for a friend
As I'm hanging out on a limb
In plain sight

Horses

I don't wanna hold you hostage
I wanna set you free
If I could I'd pay your ransom
And give your eyes to see
You know my love, it will follow
If you only follow me
Your eyes will open up so easily

I don't wanna make you suffer
Or fill you up with shame
What I want is to protect you
Give you shelter from the rain
If you take my hand and maybe
Even take my name
We won't have anyone else left to blame

See how the horses run
Round the track
Until the winner come
Wait for the sound of his gun
And then the horses run

I guess I was only dreaming
I'm here all on my own
I remember how you left me
Homeless in my home
But you said I had it coming
'Cause I've always done you wrong
But I was finding out where I belong

See how the horses run
Round the track
Until the winner come
Wait for the sound of his gun
And then the horses run

See how the horses run
Round the track
Until the winner come
Wait for the sound of his gun
And then the horses run

Almost Blue

Playing with your toy soldiers
You don't know what they're for
So you just make lots of noises
Decide who wins the war

Now you're playing with matches
Even though you've be warned
That something evil could happen
You don't care 'cause you're bored

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

In the middle of summer
It's only you and your friends
Each of you trying to go under
But hoping it never ends

You finally make it to winter
And all rejoice in the snow
Crawling over each other
There's nowhere else you can go

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

And you're never going back to there
No you're never going back again
Until you're blue

And you're never going back to there
No you're never going back again
Until you're blue

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

In your hideaway
Almost new
Almost blue

Someone to Love

In the time of my dying
I was making promises I couldn't keep
Lying to you, you and me

Held by my addiction
Everything I thought I needed
I couldn't keep
If I was to get myself free

You gotta let somebody
Into your heart
You gotta let somebody
Feeling your heart

Someone to love
Someone to love
Someone to love

I came to live in your shelter
'Cause there's never a day when I'm not afraid
Looking for an answer
Mentally I was no more than a slave
Will you help me surrender
You said I have to become a dancer
And started shooting at my feet

You gotta let somebody
Into your heart
You gotta let somebody
Feeling your heart

Someone to love
Someone to love
Someone to love

I did believe in your answer
But you said I've still got a long way to go
'Cause the day won't remember
What the years dying for you to know
Who you are
Once you find out you're probably already gone too far
To ever find your way back home

You gotta let somebody
Into your heart
You gotta let somebody
Feeling your heart

Someone to love
Someone to love
Someone to love...

Watch Our Shadows Run

You betrayed me
You were the only one
I let inside

If anyone could save me
You were the only one
To survive

All my deceit
In the darkness of a dead end street

Here comes the sun
Watch our shadows run
It's a war
No one ever won

And I betrayed you
I was the only one
You let inside

If anyone could save you
I was the only one
To survive

All my deceit
On the corner of a crowded street

Here comes the sun
Watch our shadows run
It's a war
No one ever won

Here comes the sun
Watch our shadows run
It's a war
No one ever won

This Is Still My World

Voices whisper hieroglyphics
In the alleys of the sun
As borderline schizophrenics
Haunt my blue dawn
With my chute on

Leave a trail of your genius
And god's will be done
See if you can see through this
I'm not the only one
I'm not his only son

Never mind your details
I'll just shout out the sun
And if you come chasing darkness
Maybe I'll run

I won't run away
This is still my world
I won't run away
This is still my world
I won't run away
Anymore
Anymore

Telephone ringing widows
In the silence puppet strung
I could cry for you forever
But I'm too young

And besides you make me nervous
'Cause I held you so strong
Maybe I've been wrong here
All along

I won't run away
This is still my world
I won't run away
This is still my world
I won't run away
Anymore, anymore
Anymore, anymore

Over The Sun

When I lie to you
Life tears us apart
I hope you know
I loved you
As much as you let me through

And when I yell at you
You're already gone
I hope you know
I loved you
As much as the night is long

The sun will fade away
The sun will fade away
I'll run to you every day
Over the sun, over the sun

When I cheat on you
You're still all I see
I hope you know
I loved you
As much as I need to be free

The sun will fade away
The sun will fade away
I'll run to you every day
Over the sun
On my way to your light
Over the sun
On my way to your light
Over the sun
On my way to your light...

Face In The Crowd

Mostly you get what you want
That's the way it is
Until you put on a front
Which goes something like this

You want everyone to look at you
Until no one looks away
Everyone to look at you
Now they want you to stay

But you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd
Yeah you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd

Mostly they think you're free
And you love yourself
Until you no longer see
You're just like everyone else

You want everyone to look at you
Until no one looks away
Everyone to look at you
Now they want you to stay

But you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd
Yeah you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd

And just like before
You still want love
Take your foot out of every door
And rise above

There's no where to get away
In an open space
And no price left you could pay
To avoid your own face

And you want everyone to look at you
Until no one looks away
Everyone to look at you
Now they want you to stay

But you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd
Yeah you turn back now
Just another face in the crowd...

Midwest

There's nothing to do in the midwest but dream
Like spiders on the walls of abandoned factories
Setting fire to the trash, dance beneath the fog
When the cops come we run like hell
Stealing from our souls born cheap out here
A dream that can't compete up against the fear
Of never getting away
And there's nothing to do in the midwest but dream

There's nothing to do in the midwest but dream
Into the earth and out of the past
We plug in our guitars and begin to feed off the spirits in the air
Flying in our minds, the sound we try to hear
Is so many years from ever being defined
But there's nothing to do in the midwest but dream
But dream

Gypsy Faded

I am ready and I'm letting go now
That is what I am doing
That's what this turmoil has been all about
That and the rumors of who you been screwing
I'm not burying my head in the sand
I say this with peace love and understanding
I'm glad you're in some kinda peaceful place now
But darling you were definitely the last one of us standing

When you
Gypsy faded on us
I needed to say goodbye
But you
Gypsy faded on us

I guess there's always a chance of us coming back together
But that seems unlikely in this hand of weather
I just never saw it coming so forgive me the shock
Of becoming a stranger walking down my own block
I'm getting over it though you are fading from my view
And soon I hope you will be gone as I have been gone for you
I do however want to say that I wish you the best
Past the anger of betrayal and the need to second guess

When you
Gypsy faded on us
I needed to say goodbye
But you
Gypsy faded on us

I don't feel you anymore
We were holding phantom hands
I don't feel you anymore
We were holding phantom hands

I don't want stir this all back up
But leavin' in Vegas proved extra painful for me
It's easier to deal with things like this when they're clear
Whereas once I was blind, I can finally see

And like that old saying goes
When you let your bird fly
If she comes back to you
She's really yours and free
But this time you didn't come back
So I guess you weren't mine
I still love you of course
But I let go of the need

When you
Gypsy faded on us
I needed to say goodbye
But you
Gypsy faded on us

When you
Gypsy faded on us
I needed to say goodbye
But you
Gypsy faded on us

*** Thanx a lot to Piperbones Jones for this one ***

Call

Pick up your phone
I know you're home
I've been your friend
And I need you now

Last time we spoke
It was all good
But with the passing of time
Things get misunderstood

Put down your walls
Put down your walls
And call

Sometimes friends rust
When they forget how to trust
We hurt the most
The ones we truly love

I've been your friend
And I need you now
Just like you needed me then
And I came through somehow

Put down your walls
Put down your walls
And call

Love Never Asks You To Lie

November twelfth and it is a nice night to pretend
That nothing will come at me like you did again
I could see it in your eyes and felt it in your touch
That you were as close to the truth as anything ever was

Heard you cry
Love never asks you to lie
Take off your evil disguise
I could see clear through your eyes

Western Union, Cadillacs, bankers and ice cream
Breaking windows, singing spirituals, ring like memories
At the graduation ceremony, setting our sights free
There is never gonna be another you and me

Heard you cry
Love never asks you to lie
Take off your evil disguise
I could see clear through your eyes

And they say it's gonna shoot you
Shoot you down
When you walk around the corner
Of this ghost town
You know, they say it's gonna shoot you
Shoot you down

Heard you cry
Love never asks you to lie
Take off your evil disguise
I could see clear through your eyes

Heard you cry
Love never asks you to lie
Take off your evil disguise
I could see clear through your eyes

Acts

Modern Times

The modern times are coming after us
I got no time to sit around and cuss
The modern times are coming after you
You got nowhere to hold your heart
It's true

When we dream we still laugh with the stars anyway
It's our time to come through this life until we pay
It's our time

The modern times are coming after me
I got nowhere to hide my destiny
The modern times are coming after them
They got no way to start it all again

When we dream we still laugh with the stars anyway
It's our time to come through this life until we pay
When we dream we still laugh with the stars anyway
It's our time to come through this life until we pay
It's our time!

Darkness

In this dark place where I'm born
Finally all I can do is pray
That everything you give to me
I will find the strength to give away
And if I'm being listened to
My mind is like a cat, born to stray
The skies that have abandoned you
Are falling on your head and turning gray

The body that imprisons you
Will be the dust of skin and bone
And blow across this holy land
As if you were always already gone
And as your spirit drifts away
With a new day coming on
The body that imprisons you
Will be the dust of skin and bone

In this dark place where I'm born (all alone) x3

In this dark place where I'm born
Finally all I can do is pray
That everyting you give to me
I will find the strength to give away
And if I'm being listened to
My mind is like a cat, born to stray
The skies that have abandoned you
Are falling on your head and turning gray
(I'm on my way) x6

In this dark place where I'm born (all alone) x2

And if I'm being and listened to as the night
Becomes the day
The day becomes the night again
And I'm still and always in the way.
My mind is like a rat
Across the floor
Needs a place to stay

In this dark place where I'm born (all alone) x3

The Disappearing Ones

Where do they go
When they
Disappear
The
People that you used to know
Where do they go
When their
Midnights are over
And they're
Naked still wearing all their clothes

With faces falling down
All around like snow
Each one sings a song
Only they could know
Only they could know

Where do they go
Floating
On the horizon
Still looking for another star
And
Where did you go
And who are you hypnotizing
Till they
Don't know who you really are

With
Faces falling down (faces falling down)
All around like snow
Each one sings a song (each one sings a song)
Only they could know
Only they could know

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!

Where did you go
With your
Voice out there somewhere
Speaking as though it was for me
As I sit here in silence
Watching faces fall
And
Shatter all around my feet

With
Faces falling down (faces falling down)
All around like snow
Each one sings a song (each one sings a song)
Only they could know

Faces falling down (faces falling down)
All around like snow
Each one sings a song (each one sings a song)
Only they could know
Only they could know

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! x4

What You Can't Control

Linda
When your eyes are cold
Do you remember
Who you cannot hold
Are you living
Like you lost your will
Do you surrender
What you cannot feel x3

Linda
When your eyes are light
Are you dreaming
Are you lost in flight
Or are you buried
In the darkest hole
Will you surrender
What you can't control x6

Every time you turn around
You think someone will be there following you
But there ain't no one around
Just a past you can't see through
And a big sky getting
Ready to fall on you

Linda
You know you drink too much
And your friends
Are ones you never even touch
When you're walking
Down that lonely hall
Will you surrender anything at all
Anything at all x2

What you can't control x9

Every time you turn around
You think someone will be there following you
But there ain't no one around
Just a past you can't see through
And a big sky getting
Ready to fall on you

Hollow Girl

Little Girl
I know your hollow
Well I don't care when you're wrong
Cause I don't belong here
Without love
Anymore
So get off the floor
And fix yourself
In the mirror
No one cares when you're gone
Cause you don't belong here
Without love
Anymore
So get off the floor

Find a little bit of hope
When there ain't none
Get your head out of the rope
From where you hung
When they've got you by the throat
Just give them love
And you'll rise above

Little girl
I know you're lonely
But no one cares what you've done
Cause you don't decide dear
What you want here
Anyway
So just walk away
And rid yourself
Of your poison
It's only mixed up in your mind
When you give it time
You will burn
In it's flame
With yourself to blame

Find a little bit of hope
When there ain't none
Get your head out of the rope
From where you hung
When they've got you by the throat
Just give them love
And you'll rise above

I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you

Find a little bit of hope
When there ain't none
Get your head out of the rope
From where you hung
When they've got you by the throat
Just give them love
And you'll rise above
x2

I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you

Walking In New York

Walking through New York
All these people come and go
Some just fall away
Some are just too slow

Some ring in my head
In the buildings where we raged
In the nightrs that wouldn't die
Or let themselves be caged

Walking through New York
On torn up avenues
The spirits show their faces
The mystics and the zoos

You're way too far
(stop!)
Walking through New York
(stop!)
x3

Walking through New York
The blood beneath your feet
The downtown city street
Is swallowing you whole
You bark when morning comes

You're way too far
(stop!)
Walking through New York
(stop!)
x3

Look Out!

When they will test your faith
You know their lies are coming up
When they say that they want your money
You know their lies are coming up

Hey
Look out
Look out

Look out
Look out

When they test your faith
You know their lies are coming up
When they say that they want your money
You know their lies are coming up

Hey
Look out
Look out

Look out
Look out

New Tracks

You say God is on your side
How do you know?
When all you want is to survive
And a place to go
I've been wanting to see you
But acting tough
In the silence we speak through
You've had enough

You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
A way to make it out soon

The city snows keeps falling
It's covered white
The dirt came clean this morning
A blanket through the night
Could we make some new tracks?
Places we've been before
Could we find our way back?
Thru each other's door

You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
A way to make it out soon

With your back up against the wall
You learn to fly or else you still might fall
You still might fall
You still might fall

You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
You'll find
A way to make it out soon
x2

Throw You To The Pack

Make your morning come alive
Make your morning come
Just one bee left in the hive
Black out every sun

Make your moment come alive
Make your moment come
Just one feeling left to hide
Black our every sun

They throw you to the pack
They throw you to the pack
They throw you to the pack

Make your morning come alive
Make your morning come
Just one bee left in the hive
Black out every sun

Make your moment come alive
Make your moment come
Just one feeling left to hide
Black our every sun

They throw you to the pack
They throw you to the pack
They throw you to the pack

Williamsburg

I still can't walk through Williamsburg
Without
Looking for her there
Every woman with fallen eyes
And darkneess in her hair
I see someone that she might be
But I am still not sure
I stare at her arms, waist and hips
And remember what was pure

But when she finally turns around
I know that it's not her
For she is someplace far away
And not this caricature

Don't tell me I don't love you
Don't tell me you're alright
Don't tell me I don't love you
Don't tell me you're alright

On tired souls, my weary eyes
Keep looking but still can't see
Her beauty of her touch now
Or the way we used to be
You know
I still can't walk through Williamsburg
I have to leave this place
To go somewhere she'll never be
A ghost without a face
And practice my amnesia
And practice letting to
Cast her in forgotten lands
Where all is buried down below

Don't tell me I don't love you
Don't tell me you're alright
Don't tell me I don't love you
Don't tell me you're alright
Cause I know you're not
And you know I do
And you know it's always true

Letting Go Of Will

Everyone's a stranger
Everyone's a friend
Some put you in danger
Some will help you mend
Broken hearts and winos
Blues and creeks and starts
You stumble down the path
You're following your parts
The deflation of the ego
The letting go of will

Letting go of will x3
You let go of your will

Instinct of survival
The need to hunt and kill
Animal just suffers
But spirit praises him
As you dance to win back time
Your light becoming dim
None can help you counter
None can help you run
Alone you choose to suffer
While brandishing a gun
You point it out the window
You point it at the mirror
You shoot the empty night
Unload it on your fear

Letting go of will x3
You let go of your will

Temptation leaves you hollow
None can fill the void
The shots that ring
Ring and swallow
Ships that you've deployed
Come back to the shore
Come back to the capture
Chasing after love
While bargaining the rapture
Everyone's a stranger
Everyone's a friend
Some leave you in danger
Some just bring the end
Some will say I love you still

Letting go of will x3
You let go of your will

Letting go of will x3
You let go of your will

Cherries In The Snow

Did I thank you
For coming here to visit me
I've been lonely
Up all night, every night
You're my witness
Everything I've ever owned
It's in boxes
It's all down
To skin and bone

My favorite lipstick
It's called Cherries in the Snow
And there'll be footprints
Everywhere you ever go

'Cause it's over when the saints
Are gone
And they tell me that I'm late
Coming home
So look for me when the fates
Are throwing stones
And I'll talk to you
From the cherries in the snow
From the cherries in the snow

I was a singer
I could sing with you right now
I'll be with you every chance
Every chance
You're my witness
Everything I've ever owned
It's in boxes
It's all down to skin and bone

'Cause it's over when the saints
Are gone
And they tell me that I'm late
Coming home
There'll be footprints
Everywhere you go
I'll be talking to you
From the cherries in the snow
From the cherries in the snow
From the cherries in the snow
From the cherries in the snow

Redemption City

Travel As Equals

In the dark of grave yard chatter
In the light of freedoms call
In the heat of any matter
We travel as equals or not at all

Bloom disgust and class divide
I saw it written on the wall
The only way we can survive
We travel as equals or not at all

You can't be in greater comfort
As my pain prevents your fall
The truth will come and tell us brother
We travel as equals or not at all
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And when we get to where we're going
Past the divide past the stall
Past the wind that's always blowing
Travel as equals or not at all

In your way(?), you found a way free
In your way, you found a way, follow me
Give it up, give it up
Give it up to your destiny
In your way, you found a way free

And you might have a greater income
Or you might be dumb and dull
But either way I won't leave you
Travel as equals or not at all

So help me too in my slumber
If I'm blind in madness hall
If I'm deaf amongst the thunder
Travel as equals or not at all

Lift the way forget the ransom
Free the chain and kick the ball
Let our love take us higher
Travel as equals or not at all

And down the road and through the sky
And on the tracks, hear the gull
Fly above us, without worry
Travel as equals or not at all

I hope your road takes you homeward
And may you always outrun the law
If I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all

Yes if I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all
Yes if I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all

In your way(?), you found a way free
In your way, you found a way, follow me
Give it up, give it up
Give it up to your destiny
In your way, you found a way free

In the dark of grave yard chatter
In the light of freedoms call
In the heat of any matter
We travel as equals or not at all

Bloom disgust and class divide
I saw it written on the wall
The only way we can survive
We travel as equals or not at all

The only way we can survive
We travel as equals or not at all
The only way we can survive
We travel as equals or not at all
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
In your way(?), you found a way free
In your way, you found a way, follow me
Give it up, give it up
Give it up to your destiny
In your way, you found a way free
In your way, you found a way free
In your way, you found a way free

Wasted days

Here is my voice of wild damnation
Here is my goodbye song
Here is my suicide bleeding eternal
Here is nowhere to belong

Here is the vein cut wide and grinning
Here are the misery teeth
Here is the drunk in the still room spinning
And the light in the widow's grief

Here is your will of rot but frozen
Stuck as if death won't care
Here is your life lost and sitting
Just floating like pollution in air

Here is denial in skulls electric
Still buzzing and from the chair
Death row blunders, fat man switches
The surge which will spike your hair
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Here is rebellion which death affords me
Out of step with these times
Feel free as you drink from the blood I give you
Swallow my love and my crimes

Here is a shadow a blitzkrieg a warlord
Here is a saint and a nun
Here is a rapist a rodent a Buddha
Forgetting the things he has done

In these wasted days
With your broken memory
You find a higher place
In a separate world

In these wasted days
You hum a fragile melody
But you lost your way
And now you just can't see

Have you a dream or perhaps a nightmare
Have you a gun or a rose
Have you a name or are you transparent
Invisible without yourr clothes

When you are naked
When you are hungry
When you are free to be gone
Have you a will
Have you a reason
Have you a voice or a song

This is rebellion
A bleeding a beauty
This is what will be ignored
The morals around us call out for violence
Like comfort of those who are bored

Suck back your hostage
Light up your handle
Give all your donkeys away
For when you are here undone and spinning
There is nowhere you can stay

In these wasted days
With your broken memory
You find a higher place
In a separate world

In these wasted days
You hum a fragile melody
But you lost your way
And now you just can't see

So look into me, look into rebellion
Here I just speak to your soul
Tragedy's yearning the strength to surrender
Knowing it's all just a hole

So look into me, look into rebellion
Here I just speak to your soul
Tragedy's yearning the strength to surrender
Knowing it's all just a hole

Tell me the truth
And show me the sky
Tell me you're coming baby
Tell me goodbye
Burn in the fire
As you're saving your soul
Then make believe you've got it all under control

Tell me to call then show me the line
Feel how they fall one by one into your eyes
Tell me you see then show me you're blind
Tell me you're free as you drop kick your mind

Tell me the truth
And show me the sky
Tell me you're coming baby
Tell me goodbye
Burn in the fire
As your saving your soul
Then make believe you've got it all under control

Tell me to call then show me the line
Feel how they fall one by one into your eyes
Tell me you see then show me you're blind
Tell me you're free as you drop kick your mind

*** Thanx a lot to Frank for this one ***

Mother Of Exiles

Is there a mother of exiles
Is there a father of truth
Is there a shepherd to take us
Through the darkness of youth

Are there words that bring salvation
Is there a sky that never falls
Is there a voice, which moves love
That knows the hollow of your calls

Is there light that sings your heart song
Is there hearts in ghosts that haunt
Do shadows ever whisper
As they die from the weight of want
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Did I ever really need you
Or was it an illusion born of time
Will you fade from my memory
Could I recover my lost mind

Is this road never ending
From this life and beyond
Are we always somewhere sending
The signal moving on

And if love itself can't save us
What use the cry of man
If love itself can't save us
What is the master plan

The sky is always falling
My will is dying here
The voices always calling
Behind the waves of need and fear

Give up now surrender
What are you and where
Who are you deceiving
When you pretend to care

A night owl and a carcass
A widow and a snake
A fire burning nothing
Except the will to need and take

A fire reaching higher
It may even lick the sun
God can feel its heat now
As all his humans run

From desire to desire
From need to bleeding need
With mouths still opened skyward
The mother still must feed

Is there a mother of exiles
Is there a father of truth
Will anyone find her way home
Or to the heart and soul of youth

Yer Only Job

Your only job is to be free
Free to live inside a tree
Free to see the way you see
If it's strange then let it be

Your only job is to be free
Free to laugh, free to sing
Free to think, you might be king
Or you might fly or swim the sea

You have it all when you are free

But freedom puts the fear in some
And they will tell you not to run
And not to dream, all you see
Inside the open world of free

For freedom follows no command
It has no feet, no arm or hand
It has no language, it has no rhyme
It has no clock, no goal or time

For freedom is it's own reward
It's own protection without a sword
Without a fight, freedom stands
Holding on with phantom hands
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
To your heart of the sky
Winter lips, mountains cry
Freedom holds, the world above
The reach of death, the reach of love

I don't wanna waste your time
Come on baby take me home
I don't wanna waste your time

I don't wanna waste your time
Come on baby take me home
I don't wanna waste your time

Freedom is it's own reward
Distorted power singing chord
Freedom lifts the stars in space
Freedom is an angels face

The planets bouncing rubber balls
Freedom bouncing off your walls
You catch and throw and catch some more
Freedom opens every door
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And just remember to be free
And you will be the same as me
And I will be the same as you
Sniffing flowers freedom glue

Stuck to stars which shoot through skies
The twinkle twinkle in your eyes
The bed of love on which you sleep
The day of hope, the one you greet

The night of dreams both big and small
The call you hear down freedoms hall
Come home now for home your in
One day gone, the next begin

It's a circle like wheels which ride
The waves of oceans freedom tide
Welcome home you never left
Maybe lost freedom theft

But you got found freedom bee
Buzzing for eternity
And freedom is the light you see
Enlightened soul turning key

Others see and may wake up
Inspiration freedom cup
Drink the nectar of the soul
Freedom is an endless hole

Which opens up in the sky
It's a circle you and I
We are one, we are free
I am you and you are me

Yes we are one when we are free
For I am you and you are me
Yes we are one when we are free
For I am you and you are me

I don't wanna waste your time
Come on baby take me home
I don't wanna waste your time

I don't wanna waste your time
Come on baby take me home
I don't wanna waste your time...

I Miss The Zoo

I miss the drunk, I miss the fiend
I miss the simplicity of addiction and the scene
I miss wandering aimlessly in half dead sewers
With rats for eyes chewing on forgiveness and the will to apologize
I miss the return of no return as I burn in avalanche of white snow and yellow cocaine
I miss talking to brick walls while following the grain
And human dolls as I plagiarize myself like a dummy
Stuffed with counterfeit money for Cairo and black honey
I miss illusions begging to be chased
Even as they disappear into me erased
Until there is no one or nothing but the chase
And a powdery ghost with no face or faith
And the woman of my dream disappearing without grace
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo

I miss evolving into a cloud of blue marijuana
Blown from the lips of hookers and pimps
As they smack each other down in alleys for the dammed but mighty
With no one but the weak around and the beautiful unsightly

I miss numb Neanderthals marching in rows of living dead
From my wisdom teeth to Spain and back again in my head
I miss salvation in syringes and angels of mercy
In blooms of smoke numbing rain which drinks when thirsty
I miss glasses full of spirits who without tongues speak to me of napoleons wild nights
I miss staying up for days and becoming a psychic pretzel flying kites
Chewed on by a Zulu heading with toads to mars
A mysterious prison and one without bars

I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo

I miss waking in the arms of strangers like puppies
Just born in the pound to a dead mother with eyes sealed shut
Looking for a tit to suck and other dangers
When only the night before laughter was the only pursuit
Even as knives carved up our backs and demons sat like Buddhas eating fruit
Meditating on hate forever in our minds
I miss exposing my bones and the need that rewinds
Even my burning home, even my gutted inner child
Even my dead grandfather beneath the ground that's wild
Even my criminal family, even my weedwacker thoughts
Whipping a thin plastic string to cut the ears of others as I sing
I miss van Gogh's revenge, I miss his nightly binge
I miss spiders surrounding my bed and lifting me as if an effigy
Or a Dead King or a prophet of doom
A Jesus for the apocalypse wearing dirt like perfume
Or a mother for Satan or a ghost for all the children of abuse
And taking me into the fire watching me burn like a goose
As they sing in spider voices
There goes creation, there goes the moon
There goes the butterfly wanting a cocoon
I miss being a bloom and a goon
??? too soon, in the afternoon
A doctor of regret
Hanging onto guitar strings in tune
And hanging by a belt wrapped around some pipe to nowhere and felt
My lips too wrapped around what appears to be stained glass
As religious figures dress like rocks with class
Burn into gas to the center of my brain
The euphoria of dying and being born all at once
While wearing the hat that reads 'dunce'

I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo
I Miss The Zoo

No Surrender Comes For Free

Your pupils are almost always pinned
Fly like you will the shape of the wind
Skating on ice at once thinning and thinned
You wait to fall thru to do it again

Your eyes are like pins stabbing my neck
Vampire needs on trains that you wreck
Your heart is a ghost or barely a speck
Play every game and load every deck

Your pupils so small go high to the end
Internal worlds fall and dreams just descend
Disguised all the time an enemy's friend
Relationships die and never will mend

Under your skull clouds of pure bliss
As you give in to the vampire kiss
A cut in your heart appears on yer wrist
Giving to time the denial of this

No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free

Pills just dissolve in bellys of dust
And float to your eyes emotion you trust
Like Bob Dylan said life is sad and a bust
But to get by you face what you must
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
All your lies can't save you now
A selfish world that broke somehow
Over the moon you jump like a cow
As leaches of thoughts squirm under your brow

Tricks licks kicks and dicks
All get bought and sold and mix
Words break bones like stones and sticks
As you run out of veins to fix

Shattered eyes still smiles wide
Under clouds you love to hide
You'd rather die than swallow pride
As walls build up and up inside

But no surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
That's right

A cloudy demon with angel breath
Floating forward backward death
Nothing to gain and nothing left
Just the evidence of theft

From yourself you stole what's true
If it could work I'd do it too
Follow the lonely line of you
Until there's no way to come back through

Bleeding eyes and holy toes
Blissful fingers where no one goes
The things you've done no one knows
But what you hide still always shows

Touching on epiphany
But no surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free

Follow you or follow me
Follow you or follow me
No surrender comes for free
If they could see the things you see

No surrender comes for free
If they could see the things you see
No surrender comes for free
Follow you or follow me
No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free

No surrender comes for free
No surrender comes for free
That's right

Night Clothes

The sun is out, I got no shades
The moon in my pocket, I got it made
Riding my bike for a free guitar
Sweating in leather, my eye is the scar
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She scratched me awake
Must've been a bad dream
Blood for a tear
And a kiss for a scream
Night clothes

Say a prayer for my sister
Drink my coffee down
The jukebox is blaring
An old fashioned sound

The street kids are walking
With books made of junk
With words drinking on them
Until they are drunk

Voices in echoes
Stir into noise
The soundtrack of chaos
Girls beating boys
Night clothes

I'm in my nightclothes
Still from the night before
Too many layers
And I can't reach the floor

All the time floating
On a bike made of wings
Sweating and laughing
As my lost angel sings

Deep in hells kitchen
With hookers and saints
Workers of metal
And gypsies with paints

Spraying on people
On city brick walls
Who somehow can listen
When euphoria calls

The world is a flood
Of music and light
Of day bleeding backwards
In the folly of night

The city must be
Where gods like to hang
Their monkey hearts beat
Like drums in the rain
In my nightclothes

???

Here in my city
I'm blessed and I'm cursed
Not nearly the best
But close to the worst

Blessed are the meek
The rodents, the slaves
For we are still close
To exploding the graves

To dance here with death
And music and light
Through agony days
And the freedom of night
In my nightclothes

I'm in my nightclothes
And the coffee is gone
To move through the veins
Of this old city's song

The laughter the music
The tears are the words
The melody suspended
Like wires and birds

Floating and changing
Resolved to be free
The light that's in you
Is in them and in me
In my nightclothes

I'm in my nightclothes
Still from the night before
I'm in my nightclothes
Still from the night before

Redemption City

Redemption city
Is where I live
Redemption city
I got nothing to give

Bide my time
And find you to forgive
Redemption city
Is where I live

Redemption city
Is where I come from
Redemption city
The beat in every drum

Redemption city
The blood that's in my veins
Skyscrapers and sewers
And love that flows down drains

Redemption city
Buildings falling down
Redemption city
Skulls stuck in the ground

Redemption city
Night gives into dawn
As evil fills the streets
The love keeps moving on

Redemption city
I fell but now I'm free
Redemption city
In you there's no more me

Redemption city
I breathe in your air
As destruction and revolution
Are building everywhere

Maybe you wanna come home
Maybe you wanna get away
Maybe you wanna go out
You'll find redemption
Real redemption

Redemption city
Sons and daughters save
Redemption city
Built in every grave

Redemption city
The light in every cave
Freeing every soldier
Every master now a slave

Redemption city
Morning paper trains
Redemption city
Nectar and the stains

Redemption city
Blood on every hand
The cold rain in each eye
Killing every man

Redemption city
No place left to park
Redemption city
Not safe after dark

Redemption city
The fire from each spark
Shooting from the blackness
Born from every heart

Redemption city
Blood runs through the streets
Redemption city
Where saints drink wine with freaks
Redemption city
Salvations naked here
And Satans in the cold speaking with his fear
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Redemption city
His fear is made of doves
Redemption city
Sobered up his buzz

Redemption city
Now Satan's falling down
And the people come to stab him
And put him in the ground

Maybe you wanna come home
Maybe you wanna get away
Maybe you wanna go out
You'll find redemption
Real redemption

Redemption city
Is where I live
Redemption city
I got nothing to give

Bide my time
And find you to forgive
Redemption city
Is where I live

Redemption city
Is where I come from
Redemption city
The beat in every drum

Redemption city
The blood that's in my veins
Skyscrapers and sewers
And love that flows down drains

Maybe you wanna come home
Maybe you wanna get away
Maybe you wanna go out
You'll find redemption
Real redemption
You'll find redemption
Real redemption

You're Not The Only One

Darkness descends
On everyone
Eventually

And still you keep past the hyenas
Wearing idiot suits
Past the reformers with holy pursuits

You're not the only one trying to hold on
To a kiss from yesterday
To a moment surrendered
When you were sure there was something more to say

And you're not the only one
With clothes so tattered
The eyes look sideways and then beyond
To thoughts of where you once came from
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You're not the only one
Dead still from the beginning
Spinning a tribute to what could be
But you can't get happy through misery
And you're not the only one

You're not the only one
Down streets no shadows ever go
And still you keep moving
Past the shady cameras and artillery whores

You're not the only one
Against breaking skies and fall away floors
You're not the only one
Warped and wasted
With poison bought from yesterday

And you're not the only one
Drunk and holy
Aware of all that's come before
And what would come to stay

You're not the only one
In a slumber of booze and dreams
And even high ideals

But who are you
Still a no one
Still a mark
Still a seed
And who are you
You're not the only one

And who are you
You know you're not the only one
Who are you
You're not the only one

So Far From Free

Tell me how you woke up to your heart
Through the lines strung across your face
Beating' down the walls keeping us apart
And trying to fill all the empty space

You are
So far from free
So far from free
You are
So far from free
You are
So far from free

In the end this matter is extinct
So burn all that was said
In your tired head
Bleeding from the same wound when you seek
A faster way to heal
To bribe the sun to shine

You are
So far from free
You are
Far from free
So far from free

Surrender To The Storm

I surrender to the storm
I surrender to the storm...
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I surrender to love reborn
I surrender to the storm

I surrender to love reborn
I surrender to the storm

Fractures

I float like an old piece of wood on the Hudson
I may have a purpose
But it's mysterious to me
I wait in dark corners for instruction
Get on my bike
Peddle over bridges
Along rivers and wind back where I started

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures
And in the breaks, along the fractures
And in the breaks, all along the fractures
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I go fishing
A giant rod with a string and a hook
I work into the cracks
With no idea what I want back
Standing on my heart
Like a world in turmoil
Alone with God
A vagrant
A figment
An idiot
With no thoughts or ideas

Something tugs on the string
And I keep floating down the river
Riding over bridges
Advancing the myth called surrender

All bones break
All skulls crack and turn cold
In moments of strength or weakness
I ask for help

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures

And so in moments of weakness or strength
I ask god for forgiveness and guidance
Then I fall asleep
And meet him somewhere along the fractures
And in the breaks, along the fractures
And in the breaks, all along the fractures

Free Freedom

I see you here
Locked outside
I want you in
Come inside
I've been lost
A scattered ghost
No kind being
A shadow host

You my guest
I haunt you now
You the best
Still here somehow
Love and light and sin again
Our limitations
Breathe us in

And breathe us out
Swallowed whole
No salvation
Found below
In the head
Or in the soul
Wandering always
Takes its toll

London Paris New York you
All the cities
We been too
And back and forth
And here and there
All to say
I really care

And see your moon
And see your glow
The way you walk
And what you show
And what you don't
And what you hide
Sometimes you're gone
And still inside
And still inside

I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Make believers
In the sky
In the earth
Pass us by
Mother father
Slave and king
All of us
Should finally sing

Freedom freedom
All around
Freedom freedom
Falling down
Freedom freedom
Under love
Freedom freedom
Up above

Freedom freedom
Me and you
Freedom freedom
Red and blue
White and black
Yellow grey
Take it all
To give away

Freedom in
Freedom out
In a whisper
Freedom shout
Freedom head
Freedom soul
Bury freedom
In a hole

Watch it grow
Manifest
Everyday
You arrest
Freedom locked
In a cage
Swallowed keys
The turning page

In the eyes
The leper sage
In the broom
Sweeping rage
Freedom need
Freedom cure
Give us dreams
Make us pure

Make us you
In the sea
Give us wealth
Make us free
Free the freedom
That you'd be
If you could
Get yourself free

Free the freedom
That you'd be
If you could
Get yourself free

Free the freedom
That you'd be
If you could
Get yourself free

Free the freedom
That you'd be
If you could
Get yourself free

Free the freedom
That you'd be
If you could
Get yourself free

I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go
I finally find a way to go

Touched

There is a twist in everything
Waking up at night
With a headache in a penthouse
That doesn't belong to you

Waking up with no one
But your own infringment on everything
And yeah you're a celebration
A diamond ring
But sometimes it just doesn't mean a thing
You get up and have your coffee
Buy your canvas, throw yourself against a wall
That in some strange instances becomes a sky
Or a vision or a tear
A kind of hallelujah dawn
This mess, this eternity of an existance
It's either a dull thud or an electric explosion
We all breathe in clouds of smoke
We see lights and then nothing at all
We all want peace as we rampage down streets of chaos
But in the distance
When I reopen my blinded eyes
When I conjure up the will to believe again
I know we are already home
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Me and my folks
Ocean waves against our feet
Can anyone be talk to walk on water
The secrets are whispered in the ocean air
You blessed little children happy to be dancing together
Can you be so bold as to truly look into one another's eyes
To relax into each other
Somethings don't have to be explained
You just feel and automatically
Know we are here to heal
These wounds are deep
These wounds are eternal

Touched touched...

We approach death
Like wounded warriors
Arms crossed
Head bandaged
We approach death
When the wild call
Sings broken melodies
To fractured ears
As sunlit shadows
Blend evil fruit motions
Which rise from the street
And wreck torpedo hearts
Windmills spin eternally
Electric hearts beat endlessly
And the pulse of life
Surrenders to no one

Who am I
I'm touched

Follow

The way I fall
The way I follow you
Nowhere, nowhere

And I lost something
A long time ago
A long time ago
A long time ago
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The way I fall
The way I follow you
Nowhere, no where

And I lost something
A long time ago
A long time ago
A long time ago

Kandinsky

The whole world shakes me down
The Holy Ghost in rags
I've been burning up this town
And flipping tiny bags

Zeus gave a blade
Apollo stuck him up
I committed to the fade
But then drank another cup

It's a dirty song that runs
For your fingers in your chest
Trying to feel for bombs and guns
Or a heart without a vest

Bullet proof, good or not
Wrecked the weekend coming now
I will see you at the spot
With my murdered sacred cow

Shadows are red inside
Shadows they dream in rainbows
Shadows cave into fountains of color
When we close and avert our eyes
Shadows recognize our poverty
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Kandinsky is in my room
So is Edgar Allan Poe
The shadows dream in color
And that is their final revenge
When we go under
It's nothing but art deco black and white
Andy Warhol submarines
Frying fish of the ages

Shadows are red inside
Shadows dream in rainbows
Shadows cave into fountains of color
We close and avert our eyes
Shadows recognize our poverty

And even pray over us
With minds full of grey
And rapid eyes scanning the bottom of the ocean
On the middle of the day
Kandinsky is in my room
Smoking a brown cigarette
And I ignore him and read my orange book
Until suddenly he says ‘hey'
And as I look up
He turns into a shadow
So that the cigarette falls
And the smoke rises slow
Filling the space where his body once was
Filling the space where his body once was
Filling the space where his body once was

Humanity Fade

We are connected to the main frame
Connected to the wire
Connected to the human brain
Of roses and fire

We are connected to cyber space
Connected to death
The only thing we never feel
Is the weight of our breath

Out here in the country
With the night coming on
Connected now to nothing
Like dogs in a storm

Apocalypse is coming
Here come the undead
Marching in chaos
Like the thoughts in your head

We are connected to the main frame
With our souls plugged in
Our spirits are now digital
We were electrical skin

We are figments of the Internet
It's hand reaching out
Bleeding through our eyes
In the heart of our drought
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The desert here is empty
Our cure is disease
Our god is on a screen
The sky on its knees

The rain of pollution
The fog of ideas
There is no absolution
Just crocodile tears

Here comes the revolution
No army to beat
No big bomb exploding
Or cyanide to eat

Computer domination
A world without bounds
A soul in mutilation
Like the silence of sounds

Here come the revolution
Electronically made
The death of evolution
The humanity fade
Humanity fade
Humanity fade

It Takes A Lot To Live In The Moment

It takes a lot of time to live in the moment
To become a thing of no thing
To bleed into emptiness
And be sucked into the cosmos
To reverse aging
And be born again into the arms
Of mother sucking at life
And infinitely charged an infant
It takes a lot of time to live in the moment
To believe without belief
To suffer without grief
To steal the riches without being a thief
By taking it all
The construct
The identity
The ego
And lighting it up with fluid and a match
And as it burns
Throw it to the cops of soul who catch
Arrest it and kick it back
Into the center of the sun
Burning out black hole teeth
Laughing and chewing the moment
It takes a lot of time to live in
As it takes a lot of time to live in the moment
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Where dark is light
And blindness sight
And where wrong is right
And the day is night
And there is no more I, or you, or time
Or future
Or need to nickel and dime
Or skin
Or bones
Or thought of rhymes
Just the evil low-end buzz of consciousness fuzz
Blossoming rose to the nose of eternity eternal
And the vast never-was
Sucking all the fire from the old sun
And lighting up the new one
For the generations to come
Who have so much time to live in the moment
It takes a lot of time to live in the moment

I Am The Mississipi

Along the edge of the mississippi
A thousand hearts bleed
My heart looking for something to execute
In the mississippi
Up against its current
My heart so alive
Submerged in the airless dark

Who could hold me here
Who could hold me down
Sitting on the edge of the mississippi
River of slaves
River of bones
I have been down here
Across generations
A lifetimes ago
I was sold amongst the thieves
I don't ignore the cries
I hear them

I am conscious along the mississippi
I hear the footsteps of ghosts
I hear them scream behind me
I see their boats sink
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But I am very alive
She draws me to her breath
She whispers with her voice
Her comfort is all I want or need
Alone on saturday night
Me and the mississippi

Two rivers flowing together
Flowing internal
A river of darkness
A river of light
Blend as one

Together against the impossible
Ends we face
Our lunatic charm
She can never claim me
Nor I her
We flow together eternal
We flow together as one

And I am the mississippi

The Ballad of Boogie Christ

*** Thanx a lot to Lonelyastronauts & Helen for these lyrics ***

Currency Of Love

I have no real currency
But the currency of love
I have no one to trust
But the Lord up above
I have no one that fits
Like a hand in a glove
I have no real currency
But the currency of love

Sideways and broken
Confused upside-down
With you in my circus
I go from strongman to clown
I have no real weapon
But a fist or a shove
I have no real currency
But the currency of love
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
How hollow are you
How unaware
Your laws have been broken
Now no one is there

But in a moment of worship
You become a dove
With nothing to offer
But the currency of love
Alive at the station
Dead on a train
With both of us ravaged
In the winds of your pain

How hollow are you
How unaware
Your laws have been broken
Now no one is there

Lost one more struggle
I broke every rule
To become a monster
In the coat of a fool
Trying to find diamonds
In a world of mud
What else could we want for
But the currency of love

The currency of love
The currency of love
The currency of love
The currency of love
The currency of love
The currency of love

I ain't got no money
I ain't got no money

The currency of love
The currency of love
The currency of love...

Saint of Impossible Causes

I need the saint of impossible causes
The saint of no return
I need the saint of scented candles
That never really burn
I need the saint of laughter
I need the saint of tears
I need the saint detective
Who can find my stolen years
I need the saint of needing
I need the saint of loss
The one who gave up wanting
His heart to trash to toss
I need the saint of longing
I need the saint of will
I need the saint of killers
Too afraid to kill

I need the saint of music
I need the saint of love
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you

I need the saint of weapons
That never hurt no one
But struggle towards perfection
To obliterate the sun
I need the saint of drinking
Wine and ice-cold beer
Is there any saint of thinking
Beyond the reach of fear?
The saint of our desire
Is sitting here with me
He says you ain't no Buddha
There ain't no mystic tree
You could sit forever
And never understand
The mind of the creator
Moving mountains in your hand

(I know what you're thinking and you're right)

I need the saint of music
I need the saint of love
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you

I need the saint of music
I need the saint of love
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I need the saint of healing
And I need the saint of health
I shot the saint of money
And beat up the saint of wealth
The saint of twisted memory
The saint that sets us free
I saw them run together
They look like you and me
For the saint of falling skies
And the saint of heavy rain
The saint of bored encounters
Was making fun of all my pain
You are a tiny man, he said
With language thumbing low
A hitcher in the whirlwind
Just like the saint of snow

(and then we set up the causes / a saint of impossible causes ??

I need the saint of music
I need the saint of love
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you

I need the saint of music
I need the saint of love
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you

Only they can save me
Reaching out for you
Only they can save me
Reaching out for you

The Ballad of Boogie Christ

Christ would wear cowboy boots
Christ would have sex
Christ would eat pizza
And cut black jack decks
Christ would be sober
But christ would be fun
Christ would get over
On those trying to run
Christ would love hip hop
Metal and soul
Christ would bring chaos
The breath of control
Christ would be rocking
Christ would be free
He'd say there's no difference
Between you and me

This is the ballad of Boogie Christ
Toss my salad
And feed me your rice

Christ baked potatoes
Christ chewing gum
Christ without pathos
Saying “yum yum”
Christ in the middle
Like the monkey with balls
Christ picking up
When euphoria calls
Hello, dear father
Hello there, my son
How have you been?
Well, I gotta run
OK I love you
See you real soon
Maybe September
Maybe next June
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
This is the ballad of Boogie Christ
Toss my salad
And throw wedding rice

Christ would be careful
Christ would be brave
But Christ, he would never
Be anyone's slave
Christ is here now
Christ is beyond
Christ would watch Rocky
And On Golden Pond
Christ would relax
And Christ would get mad
Christ would help answer
If judgment is bad
Well, no and then yes
Well, yes and then no
Nothing is easy
But it's simple to glow
Just walk away
From fear and deceit
Never surrender
But never compete
Cheer for your brother
Your rival, your friend
And help their survival
To beat you again

This is the ballad of Boogie Christ
Toss my salad
And feed me some rice

Give and give freely
All that you can
Help show the worried
What it is to be man
Christ would be handsome
Christ would be gross
Christ would buy butter
And make you some toast
Christ would be savage
But Christ would be true
He'd say if you want him
Then look inside you
Yes, Christ would be savage
But christ would be true
He'd say if you want him
Then just look in you

This is the ballad of Boogie Christ
Toss my salad
Throw wedding rice
This is the ballad of Boogie Christ
Toss my salad
Throw wedding rice

I Used to Know How To Walk on Water

I used to know how to walk on water
I used to be so unafraid
I could save the weakest tyrant
And I could knight the proudest slave
I could give riches to beggars
And give love to the one who hates
I could tempt a whore so frozen
And I could torture the strength of fate
I used to know how to walk on water
A king of kings they knew me well
I could give sight to blind men
And make a mute man sing in hell
But now I watch with awe and wonder
Doubt has now befallen me
I ask the lord to show me mercy
And to give me sympathy

Forgive me now, my useless thunder
When I was such a dynamo
I am here and I am humble
For I know not which way to go

I used to know how to walk on water
I could give a dead heart life
I could murder the joy of satan
And make his mistress be my wife
I would be a dream of cowards
And they would never resemble me
I could see them doubt me under
As I set each one free
Now I just sit and wonder
What illness has befallen me
A sicker mind makes me surrender
To this world of vacancy
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Forgive me now, my useless thunder
When I was such a dynamo
I am here and I am humble
For I know not which way to go

I used to know how to walk on water
Now I sink in the dirt
No kind sun or holy laughter
Seems to reach beyond the hurt
I used to know how to walk on water
I used to be at peace with love
And all its strength and all its power
Would lift me up so high above
A burning star, a holy wonder
Women would rush to be with me
But now I'm lost inside the thunder
Of pain which holds insanity

Forgive me now, my useless thunder
When I was such a dynamo
I am here and I am humble
For I know not which way to go
Forgive me now, my useless thunder
When I was such a dynamo
I am here and I am humble
For I know not which way to go

Wait For Your Lights

If you like the way you feel
I'll leave you alone
Tell me now, the things you'd steal
If you had a home
I guess it's pain, the skin you're in
Burning thru time
I'd like to see your face again
In the sunshine

I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on
I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And though now your brother's gone
He still sits with you
The little girl you used to be
So proud and so true
Walking thru the city streets
They bow down for you

I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on
I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on

I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on
I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on
I'm gonna wait for your lights
To come on

I Miss The Zoo

I miss the drunk
I miss the fiend
I miss the simplicity of addiction
And the scene
I miss wandering aimlessly
In half-dead sewers with rats for eyes
Chewing on forgiveness
And the will to apologize
I miss the return of no return
As I burn in avalanches
Of white snow and yellow cocaine
I miss talking to brick walls
While following the grain
And human dolls as I plagiarize myself like a dummy
Stuffed with counterfeit money
For Cairo and black honey
I miss illusions begging to be chased
Even as they disappear into me (erased)
Until there is no one or nothing but the chase
And a powdery ghost with no face
(Or faith)
And the woman of my dreams disappearing without grace

I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo

I miss evolving into a cloud
Of blue marijuana blown from the lips
Of hookers and pimps
As they shake each other down
In alleys for the dammed but mighty
With no one but the weak around
And the beautiful unsightly
I miss numb Neanderthals marching
In rows of living dead
From my wisdom teeth to Spain and back again (in my head)
I miss salvation in syringes and angels of mercy
In blooms of smoke numbing rain
Which drinks when thirsty
I miss glasses full of spirits
Who without tongues speak to me of Napoleon's wild nights
I miss staying up for days and becoming a psychic pretzel
Flying kites
Chewed on by a Zulu heading with toads to Mars
A mysterious prison
And one without bars
(at least those kind of bars)
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo

I miss waking in the arms of strangers
Like puppies just born in the pound to a dead mother with eyes sealed shut
Looking for a tit to suck
And other dangers
When the night before laughter was our only pursuit
Even as knives carved up our backs
And demons sat like Buddhas eating fruit
Meditating on hate forever in our minds
I miss exposing even my bones
And the need that rewinds
Even my burning home
Even my gutted inner child
Even my dead grandfather
Beneath the ground that's wild
Even my criminal family
Even my weed whacker thoughts
Whipping a thin plastic string
To cut the ears off others
As I sing
I miss van Gogh's revenge
I miss his nightly binge
I miss spiders surrounding my bed
And lifting me as if an effigy
Or a dead king
A prophet of doom
A Jesus for the apocalypse
Wearing dirt like perfume
Or a mother for Satan
Or ghost for all the children of abuse
Taking me into the fire
Watching me burn
Like a goose
As they sing
In spider voices
There goes creation
There goes the moon
There goes the butterfly
Wanting a cocoon
I miss being a bloom
And a goon
Waking up too soon in the afternoon
A doctor of regret
Hanging onto guitar strings in tune
And hanging by a belt
Wrapped around some pipe to nowhere and felt
My lips, too, wrapped around
What appears to be stained glass
As religious figures dress like rocks with class
Burn into gas
To the center of my brain
The euphoria of dying and being born all at once
While wearing the hat that reads “dunce”

I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo
I miss the zoo

It's OK to Be Young / Gone

She puts her dust under your fingers
And plays your strings
And moves with lust in the shadows
Of empty kings
She says, “You lack imagination”
You dream her there
She lifts your heart up like a candle
Burning near

It's ok to be young
Before long
You'll be gone
You'll be gone
It's ok to be gone
Before long
You'll be young
You'll be young
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She's like the nighttime always bleeding
Into the light
And like the love you always need now
To be right
She says, “Give up now surrender”
With empty hands
You hold them up over your shoulder
As she commands

It's ok to be young
Before long
You'll be gone
You'll be gone
It's ok to be gone
Before long
You'll be young
You'll be young

It's ok to be young
Before long
You'll be gone
You'll be gone
It's ok to be gone
Before long
You'll be young
You'll be young

She says, “You lack imagination” (x 4)

Still Life Honey Rose

If I say I can't explain
Left my soul in Africa
Heard my name across idiot cries
Left my soul and went after your goodbyes

With the still life honey rose inside
With the still life honey rose

"Let me out," said the man to the child
"How could you?" he asked, with his fist waving in the sky
Angry eyes and an idiot tongue
Don't you despise all the things you have done to you ?

With the still life honey rose turning blue
With the still life honey rose
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down

He went back, his wife she had gone
His family left, his home was now torn
And though quite old, a coward he was
Through the heat and the cold, apart from all that he loved

With the still life honey rose up above
With the still life honey rose

I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down

I'm gonna chase you down
I'm gonna chase you down

Black Flowers

There's nothing much for us here
Peace comes in the acceptance of this
Old ways break off into new loves
Which quickly reveal themselves as fucked up as the old ones
Dreams cascade like fires in polluted wind
All around a will that's not yer own
Who is this animal body
What is this place
And why am I going through these stations of disgrace

Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)
Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)

We are meant to be disillusioned
This is the road of evolution
We are meant to watch dreams fall away like the toys of a child
Where as they once encompassed the world
They now become useless
They now become trash
This is how we grow up
If growing up is what you want
We blossom into death
Like black flowers who bow before an alligator sun
Black flowers who crumble as children sing in the summer breeze
To no one
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
(They are growing to take you down)
Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)

There's nothing much for us here
Peace comes in the acceptance of this
Old ways break off into new loves
Which quickly reveal themselves
As fucked up as the old ones
Dreams cascade like fires in polluted wind
All around a will that's not yer own
Who is this animal body
What is this place
And why am I going through these stations of disgrace

Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)
Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)
Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)
Black flowers
(They are growing to take you down)

The King of Cleveland

We were holy knights
Lit up pretty good on the big streets
You were the King of Cleveland
Playing blues in the back seats
From biker bars to limousines
You had a manager as pretty as she was mean
And I was in high school
Just checking out your scene
In the half-life
You had the flesh
she had the knife
Yeah, you had the flesh
She had the knife

She said
C-c-c-cause you are
A superstar
I will cut you
She said
C-c-c-cause you are
A superstar
I will cut you (and she cut you)

The King of Cleveland
Fell with a thud
A heart as big as the ocean
Just sank in the mud
Of suffering and alcohol
You smoked a joint every time she would call
Burning it down
Until you did fall
And just kept falling
In the dirty east
Everyone feeding until you found out
You're the feast
And everyone's bleeding the hallelujah son
The Holy Spirit undressing you in front of everyone
Hollow girls blooming over your shoulder
Until you are done
In the half night
Erasing your past
In the half-life
A crystal falling into glass
We were only half right
A house of love, a flashing light
With the crazier rain, comes the crazier night
The King of Cleveland
Waking up in the half-life
And maybe she had the flesh and you had the knife
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Still she said
C-c-c-cause you are
A superstar
I will cut you
She said
C-c-c-cause you are
A superstar
I will cut you (and she cut you)

C-c-c-cause you are
A superstar

We were holy knights
Lit up pretty good on the big streets
You were the king of Cleveland
Playing blues in the back seats

Famous Friends Along The Coast

You never knew your way back home
You lost yourself and begin to drown
Inside a cage
With photographs and lights of glass
And memories of when your style
Was all the rage
Working in the diamond mines
The things you lost
Down the line
Come creeping back
And when you try to get some sleep
The spirit world has prepared
Its attack

You look in the mirror and see the eyes
No one can keep you realize
You are a ghost
With famous friends along the coast
You dissolve but somehow still
Propose a toast
To victory
To wings that fly
Through misery
Swallowing your alibi
To learning how not to try
To figure out
Who you'll be
In the night

Get yourself away from here
It's over now
Get yourself away from here
It's over now

Now you've been here once before
You let the leper through the door
And fell apart
He gave to you self respect
You were huge and then just a speck
Of his heart
Well, the darkness knew it's OK to be like that
You got away
And bought the shirt
You disappeared into make believe
So no one knew just how much
You really hurt
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Now they want you to mop the floor
To clean the blood that keeps on pouring
From your head
But everything just fades to black
There ain't no map and everyone you meet is dead
The crucifix, the hand grenade
Only you know which one is gonna save you
The dancin' bones and the faded bomb
Somehow you must know you're gone
And disappear

Get yourself away from here
It's over now
Get yourself away from here
It's over now

Get yourself away from here
It's over now
Get yourself away from here
It's over now

Get yourself away from here
It's over now
Get yourself away from here
It's over now

Get yourself away from here

All The Old Heroes

Come over old stranger, let go of your dagger
You stagger and then you are saved
To wander in danger, a babe in the manger
Forgetting mistakes that you've made
Eyes like mine blinking
And endlessly drinking
Letting the warlords inside
Falling like mice into fires of ice
In death we find places to hide

All the old heroes are like children to me now
As I come to burn your shame away
Without knowing exactly how

All the old heroes, young babies without mothers
Left to die on apocalyptic streets
And where are these words from who spoke them before?
Coming down like flashes of heat
I'm never frightened, for death I still welcome
Death I have seen you before
I gave you my keys, my windows, my creeds
But soon I will give you much more

All the old heroes are like children to me now
As I come to burn your shame away
Without knowing exactly how

Love is a fix, a suicide wrist
Blood with an unending flow
To purify lands and soak in the sands
Of places that we'll never go
Jesus come calling
We'll be here and falling
Praying for your hand to show
Catch us in mercy, drink us when thirsty
Each of us falling like snow

All the old heroes are like children to me now
As I come to burn your shame away
Without knowing exactly how
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Each one a cathedral
The last junkie needle
Stained glass from blood that is old
And in that cathedral, with the angels of nighttime
Pained in a window so cold
They see through your victims your painful musicians
Playing the saddest of songs
But nobody singing, just a ghost without dreaming
A voice that could right all the wrongs

All the old heroes are like children to me now
As I come to burn your shame away
Without knowing exactly how

Goodbye, sweet diamond the sky in the north wind
Is falling on lepers and snakes
Hello, young mercy, both blessed and thirsty
For solutions to so many mistakes
Without your lover, your tired wonder
The south rain threatens to pour
On skulls like crashing in sunlight basking
Ignoring the strongest of calls

You cannot save them without their consent
Your voice of mercy to them I have sent
You spoke through me
You, a good man
Grew up to listen and give me your hand
Your voice of mercy so strong and so true
It comes out in cascades without residue
Of darkness or lies or doubt or untruth
It's pure like the wind, the rain, and the youth

All the old heroes are like children to you now
As you go to burn their shame away
Without knowing exactly how
All the old heroes are like children to you now
As you go to burn their shame away
Without knowing exactly how

Blue Lights In The Rear View

Do you want to make a run with me
I know a place that don't have security
Tell my woman to settle down
In an hour we'll be leaving town
They won't find us ‘til we're in the ground

I want to buy you a diamond ring
I want to fly you to the sun and the sea
Come on darling, settle down
I got this whole thing figured out
In an hour we'll be leaving town

Hey now baby it's time to go
Grab the silverware and the big fur coat
Now that we're moving, I think we're safe
The night will hide us until the day
By then we'll be so far, so far away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I think I see blue lights in the rear view mirror
My heart is beating fast and full of fear
But I won't let them chase us down
I'd rather have them chase us into the ground
Dear Lord where is your blessing now

I'm sorry darling, I let you down
I guess this dream was something the devil found
But I'll tell the judge that you did not know
What we were doing or where we would go
And when I've done my time I hope you show

Maybe Yes

Is God a stripper? Is God a noose?
Is God a drunkard on the loose?
Is God a vulture? Is God in bones?
Is God a beggar sucking stones?
Is God a dealer? Is God the knife?
Is God the footsteps past your life?

Is God for ransom? Is God for sale?
Is God a crime without a jail?
Is God in murder? Is God a saint?
Is God the form in Picasso's paint?
Is God a convict? Is God a worm?
Is God a lesson you can't learn?

Well maybe, maybe yes
Maybe, maybe yes
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Is God in fucking? Is God in lust?
Is God in daring not to trust?
Is God rebellious? Is God a punk?
Is God a junkie in need of junk?
Is God a savior? Is God a lie?
Is God the sorrow that cannot cry?

Is God unholy? Is God disease?
Is God surrender upon your knees?
Is God unkind? Is God unsure?
Is God a bastard? Is God impure?
Is God salvation? Is God the light?
Is God the love which haunts the night?

Well maybe, maybe yes
Maybe, maybe yes

Is God the moon? Is God the sun?
Is God too soon? Is God no fun?
Is God a ghost? Is God a song?
Is God unsure which side he's on?
Is God a him? Is God a her?
Is God real sharp? Is God a blur?

Is God a Christian? Is God the hate?
Is God a Muslim? Is God our faith?
Is God a Hindu? Is God a prayer?
Is God a Buddhist or underwear?
Is God the devil? Is God the beach?
Is God the ocean, or out of reach?

Is God our need? Is God repair?
Is God our heart? Is God our hair?
Is God the blackness? Is God too much?
Is God our kindness? Is God our crutch?
Is God the wind? Is God the road?
Is God a bomb that won't explode?

Maybe, maybe yes
Maybe, maybe yes

Is God a sinner? Is God so great?
Is God overrated? Is God the bait?
Is God the fish? Is God the air?
Is God too clumsy to really care?
Is God a monkey? Is God a fool?
Could God surrender the golden rule?

Is God a human? Is God a fly?
Is God an asshole? Is God the sky?
Will God accept me? Is God prepared?

I Am The Witness

The world is in me
I am not in the world
Of pleasure and pain where you hang hope and fear
Desire is the fire burning you in hell
Reaching out for nothing, building you a jail oh no
Since before the first birth and until the last death

I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And there is bliss beyond this world of pleasure and pain
And there is bliss beyond this world of pleasure and pain
And we are one

The world is in me
I am not in the world
I am already dead so there's no way I can die
For nothing I live so I am fearless of life
I am not a person or a product of time

I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness

There is bliss beyond this world of pleasure and pain
And there is bliss beyond this world of pleasure and pain
And we are one

I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness
I am the witness, I am, I am the witness

Travel As Equals

In the dark of graveyard chatter
In the light of freedom's call
In the heat of any matter
Travel as equals or not at all

Bloom disgust, class divide
I saw it written on the wall
The only way we can survive
Travel as equals or not at all

You can't be in greater comfort
As my pain prevents your fall
The truth will come and tell us brother
Travel as equals or not at all

And when we get to where we're going
Past the divide, past the stall
Past the wind that's always blowing
Travel as equals or not at all

Your way, you find a way free
In your way, you find a way follow me
Give it up, give it up, give it up to your destiny
In your way, you find a way free
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Now you might have a greater income
Or you might be dumb and dull
Either way I won't leave you
Travel as equals or not at all

So help me too in my slumber
If I'm blind in madness hall
If I'm deaf amongst the thunder
Travel as equals or not at all

Lift the way, forget the ransom
Free the chain, kick the ball
Let our love take us higher
Travel as equals or not at all

And down the road and through the sky
And on the tracks you can hear the gull
Fly above us without worry
Travel as equals or not at all

I hope your road takes you homeward
May you always outrun the law
If I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all

Yes, if I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all
If I'm with you we will always
Travel as equals or not at all

In your way, you find a way free
Your way, you find a way follow me
Give it up, give it up, give it up to your destiny
In your way, you find a way free
Your way, you find a way free
Your way, you find a way free
Your way, you find a way free

Holding The Void

She lives in a world of her own making
She floats like she will soon be hung
She takes the wind from his creation
And forgets the way that peace will come
She blames the world for all her problems
She forgets herself in everyone
She sees the dark side of their nature
And wants the darkness to destroy the sun
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She whispers symbols and hieroglyphics
She stands beneath the moon and sea
She says she kills the one who loves her
And then she points her gun at me
I gave her vision in all her bullets
I gave her words which calmed despair
I gave her love against her shoulder
I buried diamonds in her hair

I said I love you to her shadow
Even as her figure walked
I blamed my sadness on her words
Remembering the way she talked
The shape of masters long forgotten
She formed without the need to say
So I knew, and then in silence
Understood that I would pay

Her fragile grace inside deep yearning
Her eloquence with what she wore
The way she woke up like a virgin
The way she lay down like a whore
Battle scars and sweet oblivion
She whispered all these things to me
And when she left me in the shadows
I could no more seem to see

In the darkness
I destroy her
In the darkness
I'm destroyed
Without a season
Or a lover
I slip myself
Into the void

She lives in a world of her own making
She floats like she will soon be hung
She takes the wind from his creation
And forgets the way that peace will come
She blames the world for all her problems
She forgets herself in everyone
She sees the dark side of their nature
And wants the darkness to destroy the sun

In the darkness
I destroy her
In the darkness
I'm destroyed
Without a mission
Or a cover
I attempt
To hold the void
Without a season
Or a lover
I slip myself
Into the void
Without a mission
Or a cover
I attempt
To hold the void

Missy Baba

Give it over, every single pearl
On your shoulder, the weight of the world
Plastic stranger, burning in the sand
Hidden danger under every man
And you

Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
With you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Foreign country
The alien and the friend
Always hungry
Hungry for the end
Missy baba
Kissing all the dirt
Missy baba
Holding all the hurt
For you

Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
Now I want to go to sleep
With you

Akron Skies

Underneath my world
There is no room to cry
The house comes crashing down
Almost every night
Underneath Akron skies

When he comes back home
My stomach will collapse
My sister she will hide
Both of us are trapped
Underneath Akron skies

And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Underneath my bed
My favorite place to hide
Pretending to be dead
They think I'm outside
Underneath Akron skies

And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away
And you'll never get away

Junkies And Limousines

You made a fool of me
By wasting all my love
And now I'm all you've got
And I'm not near enough

Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

I made a fool of you
By wasting all your love
And now you're all I've got
And you're not near enough
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

Junkies like riding in limousines
Tinted windows and the smell of gasoline
Cheap champagne pouring memories
All the rest will be days like these

Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

You made a fool of me
By wasting all my love
And now I'm all you've got
And I'm not near enough

Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

Junkies like riding in limousines
Tinted windows and the smell of gasoline
Cheap champagne pouring memories
And all the rest will be days like these (yes they will)

Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave
Soul sister, soul sister, soul sister, slave
Go sister, go sister, into your grave

We Began To Dance Again

She thinks no one knows she's using drugs
She sweeps her pain under burning rugs
And like the rain and bugs that buzz
She flies all over and never was

She thinks no one knows she's lost out here
A voodoo doll with a wooden tear
A book of matches and a burning spoon
Hippy oil instead of perfume

We began to dance again, we began to dance again
We began to dance again, though there was no song
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She plays guitar just like the greats
And in the night she dares the fates
To take her home where she ain't been
To blow her name across the wind
She'll let you down just to pick you up
She'll disappear but wish you luck
She stays detached, it's just her way
An egg un-hatched on a holiday

We began to dance again, we began to dance again
We began to dance again, though there was no song

We began to dance again, we began to dance again
We began to dance again, though there was no song

Whisper Of Whispers

How many warning shots must he fire
Into the emptiness of crescendoing skies
Just like Beethoven conducting goodbyes
With orchestra strings and notes made of fire
Which burn in the eyes like a truth from a liar
How many wars must he wage in your head
As misery's chief just lays there as dead
With the spike in his arm
And a bullet in his brain
Like a seed of repulsion
Which brings its own rain

How many skies must he rip from the clouds
And let them hang empty against nothing at all
As he says your name and you write on the wall
His voice growing louder you ignore every call
How much joy must you forsake for pain
Your stupidity flows like the noose of cocaine
A string made of powder you hang in the sky
Strung by your nose, sniffing goodbye

I know you will make it
I know you will finally fall
And hear him call

Paranoid eyes of blood and mistrust
The disease of fools and bankers of lust
Corruption just bleeds from your every pore
Like destruction which feeds a leech on a sore
How much salvation must he offer for free
Against your denial of who he must be
Against your betrayal of his heart so free
Which forgives and relieves all your misery

I know you will make it
I know you will finally fall
And hear him call

How much deceit must you force him to take
As he waits around for you to be awake
Into the blossom reaching through who you are
From under the pavement into each falling star
How much disease must he embrace and then cure
Like a leper of gold, eyes white light and pure
Crushing your sickness which cannot be contained
Into your sheets, bloody and stained
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Float from your womb, aborted and gone
Like the echo of voices in the silence of song
How many missions must he endlessly take
Until others are with him, alive and awake
To rise to his level, as real and as true
To be a beast in the jungle instead of the zoo
How many liars must he first strike down
With the weapon of words and the mercy he found

I know you will make it
I know you will finally fall
And hear him call

House Of Your Love

In my hopes and dreams
A light will shine and I will make it home
Into the house of your love
And in your hopes and dreams
The darkness will lift itself into ecstasy
In the house of my love

So you don't have to slip away
You don't have to slip away
Oh whatever you want
Whatever
Oh whatever you want
Whatever

In this wasted life
No one else should tell you what your dreams are about
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
In my hopes and dreams
Forgiveness will be the only memory
In the house of your love
And in your hopes and dreams
Compassion will go on for eternity
In the house of my love

So you don't have to slip away
Oh no
No you don't have to slip away
Oh whatever you want
Whatever
Oh whatever you want
Whatever

Oh whatever you want
Whatever
Oh whatever you want
Whatever
Oh whatever you want
Whatever
Oh whatever you want
Whatever

In The City There Is Grace

There's a slither but no snake
As you wake up cold again
Homeless in the house you make
A dream preparing you to send
To a whisper with no voice
The message clearer than before
As you walk without a choice
Through the richness of the poor
There's a begging under wealth
The rich are vagrants too
As with sickness in good health
The sky is faded blue
And so lover with no warmth
We lay now in the arms of death
I can taste the air you breathe
As you breathe without a breath

In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace
In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There's a calling with no ears
No message is received
As with falling through the years
Of the lies that you believed
Now just death can change your mind
But maybe then you still will live
As they take it all away
So that you may finally give
There's a sun without a light
In the darkness beating down
As your bones fill up with death
Dancing skeletons around
There's a moon without a night
And a knife without a blade
A gun that just shoots roses
And tattoos that will not fade

In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace
In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace

There's a savior with no damned
There's a saint who always sins
There's a candle with no flame
And beginnings without ends
There's a hunger no one feeds
There's a sleep that will not wake
There are eyes that will not close
And there is gold you cannot take
There is beauty in the cold
There is freezing when it's hot
There is youth born in the old
When the truth is all they got
There are roads that just keep going
There are cars that never stall
When the voice inside your heart
Speaks to those who hear the call

In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace
In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace

Give away your hunger
Give away your pain
Keep with you the wonder
That saves you here again
The love it just keeps growing
In the light and all around
The truth as loud as thunder
Shakes the world without a sound
So give away your pain
And give away your hunger
To the battle of the ocean
And the epic child's wonder
There is beauty all around
In the city there is grace
There is love without an end
From the one without a face

In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace
In the city there is grace, in the city there is grace (hey grace)
In the city there is grace (hey grace)
In the city there is grace (hey grace)

Lou

Walk On The Wild Side

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, honey,
Take a walk on the wild side"

Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
And the colored girls go
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo..."
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City's the place where
They said, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, Joe,
Take a walk on the wild side"

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should've seen them go, go, go
They said, "Hey, sugar,
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
All right

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
Said, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "Hey, honey,
Take a walk on the wild side"
And the colored girls say,
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo..."

Sword Of Damocles

I see the sword of Damocles is right above your head
They're trying a new treatment to get you out of bed
But radiation kills both bad and good, it can not differentiate
So to cure you they must kill you, the sword of Damocles hangs above your head
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Now I have seen lots of peoples die from car crashes or drugs
Last night on 33rd street, I saw a kid get hit by a bus
Bus this drawn out torture over which part of you lives is very hard to take
To cure you, they must kill you, the sword of Damocles above your head

That mix of morphine and Dexedrine, we use it on the street
It kills the pain and keeps you up, your very soul to keep
But this guessing game has its own rules, the good don't always win
And might makes right, the sword of Damocles is hanging above your head

It seems everything's done that must be done from over here, though things don't seem fair
But there are things that we can't know, maybe there's something over there
Some other world that we don't know about, I know you hate that mystic shit
It's just another way of seeing, the sword of Damocles above your head

Stephanie Says

Stephanie says
That she wants to know
Why she's given half her life
To people she hates now

Stephanie says
When answering the phone
What country shall I say is calling
From across the world
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But she's not afraid to die
The people all call her Alaska
Between worlds so the people ask her
'Cause it's all in her mind
It's all in her mind

Stephanie says
That she wants to know
Why it is thought she's the door
She can't leave the room

Stephanie says
But doesn't hang up the phone
What sea shell sea is calling
From across the world

But she's not afraid to die
The people all call her Alaska
Between worlds so the people ask her
'Cause it's all in her mind
It's all in her mind

They're asking 'Is it good or bad?'
It's such an icy feeling
It's so cold in Alaska
It's so cold in Alaska
It's so cold in Alaska

Heroin

I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell you things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made the big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death
And you can't help me now, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
In a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man can not be free
Of all of the evils of this town
And of himself, and those around
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off and dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
And all the politicians making crazy sounds
And everybody putting everybody else down
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds
'Cause when the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
Ah, when the heroin is in my blood
And that blood is in my head
Then Ithank God that I'm as good as dead
Then I thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, be the death of me

NYC Man

It can only lead to trouble if you break my heart
If you accidentally crush it on the ides of March
I'd prefer you were straight forward
You don't have to go through all of that
I'm a New York city man, baby, and say "go" and that is that

New York city man
You just say "go" and that is that
I'm a New York city man
You just say "go" and that is that

It's far too complicated to make up a lie
That you'd have to remember and really why
I wouldn't want to be around you
If you didn't want to have me around
I'm a M-A-N-N man
You blink your eyes and I'll be gone

M-A-N-N man
You blink your eyes, honey, I'll be gone
New York city man
You blink your eyes, honey, I'll be gone

Brutus made a pretty speech but Caesar was betrayed
Lady Macbeth went crazy but Macbeth ended slain
Ophelia and Desdamona dead leaving Hamlet in a play
But I'm no Lear with blinded eyes, say "go" and I am gone
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The stars have shut their eyes up tight
The earth has changed it's course
A Kingdom sits on a black knight's back
As he tries to mount a white jeweled horse
While a clock full of butterflies on the hour
Releases a thousand moths
You say "leave" and I'll be gone without any remorse
No letters faxes phones or tears
There's a difference between bad and worse

I'm a New York city man
Blink your eyes and I'll be gone
New York city man, M-A-N
You blink your eyes, honey, I'll be gone

New York city, I love you
Honey blink your eyes, I am gone
New York city man, M-A-N
Blink your eyes and I'm gone

New York city, I love you
Blink your eyes, I am gone
Grain of sand, I love you
Blink your eyes, I am gone

New York city man, M-A-N
Blink your eyes, I am gone

Satellite Of Love

Satellite's gone up to the skies
Things like that drive me out of my mind
I watched it for a little while
I like to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

Satellite's gone way up to Mars
Soon it'll be filled with parking cars
I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

I've been told that you've been bold
With Harry, Mark, and John
Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday through Thursday
With Harry, Mark, and John
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Satellite's gone up to the skies
Things like that drive me out of my mind
I watched it for a little while
I like to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of
Love

Dirty Blvd

Pedro lives out of the Wilshire Hotel
He looks out a window without glass
And the walls are made of cardboard, newspapers on his feet
And his father beats him 'cause he's too tired to beg

He's got nine brothers and sisters
They're brought up on their knees
It's hard to run when a coat hanger beats you on the thighs
Pedro dreams of being older and killing the old man
But that's a slim chance
He's going to the boulevard

He's gonna end up on the dirty boulevard
He's going out to the dirty boulevard
He's going down to the dirty boulevard
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
This room cost two thousand dollars a month
You can believe it, man, it's true
Somewhere there's a landlord's laughing till he wets his pants
No one dreams of being a doctor or a lawyer or anything
They dream of dealing on the dirty boulevard

Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor I'll piss on 'em
That's what the Statue of Bigotry says
Your poor huddled masses
Let's club 'em to death
And get it over with and just dump 'em on the boulevard

He's gonna end up on the dirty boulevard
He's going out to the dirty boulevard
He's going down to the dirty boulevard

Outside it's a bright night
There's an opera at Lincoln Center
Movie stars arrive by limousine
The klieg lights shoot up over the skyline of Manhattan
But the lights are out on the mean streets

A small kid stands by the Lincoln Tunnel
He's selling plastic roses for a buck
The traffic's backed up to 39th Street
The TV whores are calling the cops out for a suck

And back at the Wilshire, Pedro sits there dreaming
He's found a book on Magic in a garbage can
He looks at the pictures
And stares up at the cracked ceiling
"At the count of 3," he says,
"I hope I can disappear"

And fly, fly away from this dirty boulevard
I wanna fly from the dirty boulevard
I wanna fly from the dirty boulevard
I wanna fly, fly, fly, fly from the dirty boulevard

Fly away
I wanna fly away
Fly away
I wanna fly, fly, fly away
I wanna fly away
I wanna fly away
I wanna fly away
I wanna fly away
I wanna fly away
From the dirty boulevard
From the dirty boulevard
I wanna fly
From the dirty boulevard
Fly, fly, fly

Pale Blue Eyes

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountain top
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had but couldn't keep
I've had but couldn't keep
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said, Money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up
Down for you is up
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves, you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Magic And Loss

When you pass through the fire, you pass through humble
You pass through a maze of self doubt
When you pass through humble, the lights can blind you
Some people never figure that out

You pass through arrogance, you pass through hurt
You pass through an ever present past
And it's best not to wait for luck to save you
Pass through the fire to the light

Pass through the fire to the light
Pass through the fire to the light
It's best not to wait for luck to save you
Pass through the fire to the light
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
As you pass through the fire, your right hand waving
There are things you have to throw out
That caustic dread inside your head will never help you out
You have to be very strong 'cause you'll start from zero
Over and over again
And as the smoke clears there's an all consuming fire
Lying straight ahead

Lying straight ahead
Lying straight ahead
As the smoke clears there's an all consuming fire
Lying straight ahead

They say no one person can do it all
But you want to in your head
But you can't be Shakespeare and you can't be Joyce
So what is left instead

You're stuck with yourself and a rage that can hurt you
You have to start at the beginning again
And just this moment
This wonderful fire started up again

When you pass through humble, when you pass through sickly
When you pass through, I'm better than you all
When you pass through anger and self deprecation
And have the strength to acknowledge it all

When the past makes you laugh and you can savor the magic
That let you survive your own war
You find that that fire is passion
And there's a door up ahead, not a wall

As you pass through fire, as you pass through fire
Trying to remember its name
When you pass through fire licking at your lips
You cannot remain the same

And if the building's burning, move towards that door
But don't put the flames out
There's a bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out

Some loss to even things out
Some loss to even things out
There's a bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out

Men Of Good Fortune

Men of good fortune
Often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
Often can't do anything at all

The rich son waits for his father to die
The poor just drink and cry
And me, I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
Very often can't do a thing
While men of poor beginnings
Often can do anything

At heart they try to act like a man
Handle things the best way they can
They have no rich, daddy to fall back on
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings

Men of good fortune
Often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
Often can't do anything at all

It takes money to make money they say
Look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way
Anyway, it makes no difference to me

Men of good fortune
Often wish that they could die
While men of poor beginnings
Want what they have and to get it they'll die

All those great things that live has to give
They wanna have money and live
But me, I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings

Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings
Men of good fortune
Men of poor beginnings

Wild Child

I was talking to Chuck
In his Genghis Khan suit and his wizard's hat
He spoke of his movie and how he was making a new soundtrack
Then we spoke of kids on the coast
And different types of organic soap
And the way suicides don't leave notes
Then we spoke of Lorraine, always back to Lorraine

I was speaking to Phil who was given to pills and small racing cars
He had given 'em up since his last crack-up had carried him too far
Then we spoke of movies and verse
And the way an actress held her purse
And the way life at times could get worse
Then we spoke of Lorraine, always back to Lorraine
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She's a wild child
And nobody can get at her
She's a wild child
Oh, and nobody can get to her

Sleeping out on the street
Oh, living all alone
Without a house or a home
And then she asked you, please
Hey baby, can I have some spare change
Can I break your heart

She's a wild child
She's a wild child

I was talking to Betty about her auditions
How they made her ill
The life of the theater is certainly fraught
With many spills and chills

But she calmed down after some wine
Which is what happens most of the time
Then we sat and both spoke in rhyme
Till we spoke of Lorraine, it's always back to Lorraine

I was talking to Ed who'd been reported dead by mutual friends
He thought it was funny that I had no money to spend on him

So we both shared a piece of sweet cheese
And sang of our lives and our dreams
And how things can come apart at the seams
And then we talked of Lorraine, always back to Lorraine

She's a wild child
Oh, and nobody can get at her
She's a wild child
Oh, and nobody can get to her

Sleeping out on the street
Oh, living all alone
Without a house or a home
And then she asked you, please
Oh baby, can I have some spare change
Now can I break your heart

She's a wild child
She's a wild child
She's a wild child
She's a wild child

Coney Island Baby

You know, man, when I was a young man in high school
You believe in or not, that I wanted to play football for the coach
And all those older guys, they said he was mean and cruel
But you know, I wanted to play football, for the coach
They said I was to little too light weight to play line-back
So I say I'm playing right-in
And I wanted to play football for the coach
'Cause, you know some day, man, you gotta stand up straight
Unless you're gonna fall
Then you're gonna die
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And the straightest dude I ever knew
Was standing right for me, all the time
So I had to play football for the coach
And I wanted to play football for the coach

When you're all alone and lonely in your midnight hour
And you find that your soul, it has been up for sale
And you getting to think about, all the things you done
And you begin to hate just about everything

But remember the princess who lived on the hill
Who loved you even though she knew you was wrong
And right now she just might come shining through

It's the glory of love
The glory of love
The glory of love
Just might come through

And all your two-bit friends have gone and ripped you off
They're talking behind your back saying, man
You are never going to be a human being
And you start thinking again
About all those things that you've done
And who it was and what it was
And all the different things you made every different scene

Ah, but remember that the city is a funny place
Something like a circus or a sewer
And just remember, different people have peculiar tastes

And the glory of love
The glory of love
The glory of love
Might see you through

The glory of love
The glory of love
The glory of love
Might see you through

The glory of love
The glory of love
The glory of love
Might see you through

I'm a Coney Island baby, now
I'm a Coney Island baby, now
I'm a Coney Island baby, now
I'm a Coney Island baby, now

I'd like to send this one out for Lou and Rachel
And all the kids appeared and he has one made of two

Yeah, but now, now
Glory of love, the glory of love
The glory of love, might see you through
Glory of love, ah, huh, huh, the glory of love
Glory of love, glory of love
Glory of love, now, glory of love, now
Glory of love, now, now, now, glory of love
Glory of love, give it to me now, glory of love see you through
Oh, my Coney Island baby, now
(I'm a Coney Island baby, now)
I'd like to send this one out for Lou and Rachel
And all the kids and P.S. 192
Man, I swear, I'd give the whole thing up for you

Ghost Riding

*** Thanx a lot to Lonelyastronauts for these lyrics ***

Stumbling Down

I can see you now
Stumbling down the hall
Before you change your mind
And hit the ground starting to crawl

With the countless thieves
all starting to call out your name
You'd better turn around
And go back the way that you came

You don't know me
I'm not a common man
Living in a common land
But you should fear me
Cause I know just who I am
The gun that's in your hand

The leper and the slave
Are coming now to rip out your eyes
The walls are coming down
Like drums and crescendoing skies

You gotta get away
But really there's no where you can go
And everyone can see
The cracks that are beginning to show
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
You don't know me
I'm not a common man
Living in a common land
But you should fear me
Cause I fit into your plan
The gun that's in your hand

Little one
You lost the sun

Nothing can save you now
But mercy and some deviant grace
And you can't recognize
The liar who is wearing your face

You don't know me
I'm not a common man
Living in a common land
But you should fear me
Cause I fit into your plan
The gun that's in your hand

Little one
You lost the sun

Little one
You lost the sun

Comfortable

Nowhere to dream
I sail away
On the meadowlark
On a razor blade

Try
To get comfortable
Try
To get comfortable

Don't know where to sing
The evening's changed
I don't know who you are
I don't care what you say
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Try
To get comfortable
Try
To get comfortable
Get comfortable
Get comfortable
Get comfortable

On the wing
And on a prayer
No way to get away
They're looking everywhere

Try
To get comfortable
Try
To get comfortable
(We will come for your head young man)

Ghost Riding

Don't take me
Far from home
I'm not safe
And I need a place
To call my own

Ghost riding
In the sun
Rolling back
We must attack
Them on the run

You and me
We belong
In midair
And everywhere
I hear the song
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
I know, you know
We're still young
Pedal fast
Against the grass
Jump and run
I know, you know
They'll be gone
Falling bikes
Lonely hikes
And setting suns

So don't take me
Far from home
I've got my dream
And everything
When I'm alone

Ghost riding
In the sun
Just let go
You need to know
Stop holding on

I know, you know
We're still young
Pedal fast against the grass
Jump and run
I know, you know
They'll be gone
Jumping cracks saving mama's back
In the dawn

Ghost riding, ghost riding, ghost riding

When I look at you, I look at you
When I look at you, I look at you

So don't take me
Far from home

I'm still afraid

I know, you know
We're still young
Pedal fast
Against the grass
Jump and run
I know, you know
They'll be gone
Falling bikes
Lonely hikes
And setting suns

When I look at you, I look at you
When I look at you, I look at you

Got To Survive

I can see both sides
Coming up over the wall
Taking off your disguise
I can see the child fall
I know that you will pray
That I could be more like you
But I can't be that way
To myself I must stay true
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
We're gonna die
So we've got to survive
We're gonna die
So we've got to survive

For the dreams that will come
For the life that we must live
From our pain we all run
To the light we have to give
Maybe we'll be redeemed
Maybe we can learn to fly

We're gonna die
So we've got to survive
We're gonna die
So we've got to survive

We're gonna die
So we've got to survive
Oh, we've got to survive

I'm on my way I'm making it
Home
I'm on my way I'm making it
Home

Stray

Sing your song
And sing it for me
And I won't stray
No I won't stray

Love is real
And I love you
So I won't stray
No I won't stray

Sail away, sail away
(If we don't run away, we both can make it)
Sail away, sail away
(If we don't run away, if we don't run away)

Hold, hold on
You have so much to live for
So please don't stray
No please don't stray

Peace and love
Are not cheap ideals
So let's make love
And let's make peace
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Sail away, sail away
(If we don't run away, we both can make it)
Sail away, sail away
(If we don't run away, if we don't run away)

And I won't stray
No I won't stray

Stronger Man

Don't be afraid
Of a rising sun
I can understand
Your need to run
But life is long
And you may need a friend
So don't be afraid
I'll be a stronger man
I'm a stronger man
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Now I can see
You may need some proof
To protect you now
From the truth
I washed the blood
From both our hands
Please don't be afraid
I'll be a stronger man
I'm a stronger man

I'll be a stronger man
I'm a stronger man

Give you my love, you can have it for free
Losing your love, you must find it for me

Give you my love, you can have it for free
Losing your love, you must find it for me

I'll be a stronger man
I'm a stronger man

Trouble

Get away
Summer
Fatal wound
You have one
I don't care
Hold on
Tell the truth
Yes you do

So long, so long
Hold on
I'm gone,
So long, so long
Hold on, I'm gone
so long so long
Hold on
(The way you fade away)
I'm gone so long
So long
Hold on
(The way you fade)
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Get away
Summer
You are young
Heading down
I can see
Trouble
Coming from afar
I know who you are

Wanting you
I stay alone
I stay alone
Try not to pretend

So long, so long
Hold on
I'm gone,
So long, so long
Hold on, I'm gone
so long so long
Hold on
(The way you fade away)
I'm gone so long
So long
Hold on
(The way you fade)

I can see I can see
Trouble
Coming from afar
I know who you are

NYC Freaks

Dream inside of you
Find your loneliness
And dance with the blood
That you kiss
On a Saturday night
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Walk down empty streets
No one there but me
And you coming through
Unglued
On a Saturday night

New York City Freaks
All dance to the beats
That the clubs banging on right now
That's where we will meet
Shake down on the street
With the cops chasing us on down

Where'd you hide the stuff
No it's not enough
Let's move til we prove
That we 're free
On a Saturday night

You want me to trust
But no one here
Won't break you down for the crown
To be king
Of Saturday night

New York City Freaks
All dance to the beats
That the clubs banging on right now
That's where we will meet
Shake down on the street
With the cops chasing us all down

Kingdom In The Sky

You gotta give a love
To get a love
In the eyes of love
All you are is love

Build a kingdom in the sky
Build a kingdom in your mind

Somehow you think
You're not good enough
Breaking down the heart
Of the one trying to hold you
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Build a kingdom in the sky
(Go up there)
Build a kingdom in the sky
(Go up there)

Try to believe in everything
In the ghost of dawn
And the unborn king

Learn to hope
Learn to sing
Forgive yourself
You human being

Some things we know
Can't ever change
Bless your heart and soul
Find a way to rearrange them

Build a kingdom in the sky
(Go up there)
Build a kingdom in your mind
(Go up there)

Build a kingdom in the sky
Sky
Sky
In the sky
(We're on our way)

It's Violence

I don't know what went wrong
You invited me to be gone
Which one of us is insane?
(It's violence)
Believing love comes from pain

You say you're moving on
I know you're not that strong

In your eyes I see the freak
As the demons all start to speak
(I wanna live the kind of life where I can be free)
And what they say has no name
(It's violence)
We can't escape the jail of our shame
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
You say you're moving on
I know you're not that strong

You say you're moving on
I know you're not that strong

(It's violence)
Moving on You're moving on (repeat)

Dream Your Life Away

I would walk away
But I'm not home
I'm an idiot
For your love

Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away

There's no escape
(There's no escape)
From what's been done
You live with it
(You live with it)
The world goes on

Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away

(I'm gonna wait to let you in
I'm gonna wait to let you)
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Lover
We've only just begun
To discover
The meaning of the sun

Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away
Dream your life away

(I'm gonna wait to let you in
I'm gonna wait to let you)

The Family

*** Thanx a lot to the Joseph Arthur Archives for these lyrics ***

The Family

Sister S1usan
By the time she was four
She could climb up
Just about any tree
From the highway
You could see our house
She would look out
As the cars drove past

And the family
Was always
Glad you came
Said the family
Was always
Glad you came

We played football
On the gravel drive
I would take it long
Every time
In West Virginia
The stakes were high
The ball would fly through
The sky so bright
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
And the family
Was always
Glad you came
Said the family
Was always
Glad you came
We may never
Pass this way again but
I'll never let you down (no I won't)
I'll always let you in
I'll never let you down (no I won't)
I'll always let you in

The family
Was always
Glad you came

Joseph Leon was taken first
Mama Enid she lost her mind
It was mercy that held them close
And it was mercy that left us behind

The family
Was always
Glad you came
Said the family
Was always
Glad you came

Endless mercy
Hold me now
Hold me now
Hold me now
Hold me now
Hold me now
Endless mercy

Sister Dawn

Sister Dawn
Take care of your young
Don't do what they did
And hide away, hide away, hide away

Last night you were wrong
When you raged at your youngest son
When you grabbed him by his arm
He hid away, hid away, hid away
Hid away, hid away, hid away

Sister Dawn
Take care of your young
You know our folks are getting old
It's you and me, you and me, you and me
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
You say you can't deal
Twisted by the way they make you feel
But they need you to be strong
Don't hide away, hide away, hide away
Hide away, hide away, hide away

Sister Dawn
Take care of your young

Don't run away, don't run away
Don't run away, don't run away

All night long
They run
Oh girl
All night long
They run
Oh girl

With Your Life

I'm away
Tonight
The devil will pray
For a fight

I'm driving drunk
But I still see the road
My car is flipping
And it still might explode
But I'm known here

To bite

I'll throw your back
Up against the wall
Nobody here
And nobody to call
Well I'll shut off
Your light

I'm away
Tonight
The devil will pray
For a fight
The Will of God or man
Nobody can know
The jungle laws
And the idiot show
Well I'm watching

For your knife
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
You got no rights here
You're just a kid
Don't want to hear you
Or about what you did
So just leave now

With your life

They Called Him Lightning

They called him Lightning and he flew the war
He was from Scotland, but he had to run to the shore
America it saw his fortune grow
He had a family and two sons he never would know

I never knew him cause we barely spoke
Disowned my brother over money, no one would joke
His wife was drunk, but she still needed him
He brought her money and another bottle of gin
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Now your mother gonna waste my time
Saying
What you are
What you are
She don't love nothing but a wasted spine
On a dirty floor, on the killing floor

You know most people they will never change
They damn you young and we all just end up the same
I'm driving drunk but I can find the end
I'm looking for her in the eyes of some other friend

She looks at you and she can see her face
She looks at me and sees someone she wants to erase
You know one day she's gonna lay me down
You know one day she's gonna put me into the ground

Now your mother gonna waste my time
Saying
What you are
What you are
She don't love nothing but a wasted spine
On a dirty floor, on a killing floor

Now your mother gonna waste my time
Saying
What you are
What you are
She don't love nothing but a wasted spine
On a dirty floor, on the killing floor

There's a darkness in the heart of man
But you could be mine
You could be mine
There's a darkness in the heart of man
But you could be mine, you could be mine

When I Look At You

When I look at you
I can see his face
I can see his smile
I can see his dream

When I look at you
I can see his trust
I can see his hope
And everything he lost
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
When I look at you
When I look at you

Maybe you're the moon
When I'm in the dark
Maybe you're the voice
In a hopeful song

When I look at you
When I look at you

I can see the maze
I can see the loss
In this lonely haze
Look at you I must

When I look at you
When I look at you

When I look at you
When I look at you

Wishing Well

On a long-distance sunday
We could go to the mall
Look around but still don't buy much
Can't afford a place to fall

Oh, the wishing well
Throw your coins in there
Tell them what you want
Oh, the wishing well

I wonder who gets the money
It's been sitting there for years
Those old coins they don't rust tho
Soaking in our dreams and tears

Oh, the wishing well
Throw your coins in there
Tell them what you want
Oh, the wishing well

Just one dime will get you mercy (mercy)
A nickel is worth a place to stay (come here)
A quarter and you'll be forgiven
For everything you couldn't say

Oh, the wishing well
Throw your coins in there
Tell them what you want
Oh, the wishing well
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
I know you will
Find your way
You know you've got to hold on
You always got to hold on

I know you will
Find your way
You know you've got to hold on
You always got to hold on

I know you will
Find your way
To hold on, hold on

I know you will
Find your way
To hold on, hold on

Machines of War

Now I'm leaving to fly in a warplane
Hitler's coming and he is a madman
I'll be back though so care for our children
Tell them Daddy has left to protect them now

On a mission the sky is a blood field
On a mission you see what our bones yield
Raining bodies, the jet planes are falling
I gotta go now the army is calling me

Time is a jet away
Wish you would lock the door
See how our children play
We are machines of war
You copy you paste you lose
Love couldn't make me stay
I couldn't love you more
Just watch how our children play
We are machines of war

The factory will give me my job back
If I make it out of a casket
If I make it I hope you'll be waiting
With the kids and the love never fading out

When you wake please give them a kiss now
When you wake them please tell them I miss them
And when I'm gone please show them my picture
They are so young I hope they remember me

Time is a jet away
Wish I could give you more
See how our children play
We are machines of war

Love couldn't make me stay
I couldn't love you more
Just watch how our children play
We are machines of war

Ethel Was Born

Ethel was born
The day the Titanic sunk
Her father drowned in the Portage Lakes
Known to be a great swimmer
His death was a suicide
And when she died she was ninety-two years old

Bill was from Glasgow
He flew a fighter plane in the war
But after the war he killed a man
And ran away to America
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Ethel was born
The day the Titanic sunk
Her mother died when she was young
She took over for her
And took care of her Dad
Until she ran away to New York City

There she met a man named Bill
He was fifteen years older than her
And he already had a wife
But he was soon to be divorced

You and I, are gonna rain girl
You and I, are gonna reign
You and I, are gonna rain girl
You and I, are gonna reign

Like a cloud, in the sky
Like a king and queen, getting high
Like a cloud, in the sky
Like a king and queen, getting high

You and I, are gonna reign
You and I, are gonna rain girl
You and I, are gonna reign
You and I, are gonna rain girl

You Wear Me Out

You're their mother
Start being one
I'm their father
But I can't hold it down alone
You should see them
When they ask for you
What should I tell them
Since I can't tell them the truth

Yeah
You wear me out

You say you need them
But you've been gone
They have changed now
Boy have they grown and grown
I know it's speed
That's turned you blue
The pills you swallow
Haven't they now swallowed you

Yeah
You wear me out

You wear me out
You wear me out
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Time won't turn around
Time won't turn around
Time won't turn around
Time won't turn around

For you
Or them

Hold On Jerry

Hold on Jerry, hold on
Talking to the dead
Endless highway mercy's song
Well I sing to you

Going home there's no one
Gonna meet you there
As your road keeps droning on and on
The dead just come to you

This life is complicated
This death is overrated
And your dream is turned to faded blue
This love is obligated
This time is thinly stated
And your mind is agitated too
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Hold on Jerry, hold on
The family needs you now
As you come back to us all
Well we come to you

Going home to Mercy
She's been loving you
And you've been loving her so much
She's in you now

This life is complicated
This death is overrated
And your dream is turned to faded blue
This love is obligated
This town is thinly stated
And your mind is agitated too

This life is complicated
This death is overrated
And your dream has turned to faded blue
This love is obligated
This time is thinly stated
And your mind is agitated too

You Keep Hanging On

I love you more than my pain
Says I should
I love you more when you're rain
Than the desert would

You say life's in the past
When we were strong
But I would love you to stay
Keep hanging on
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I tell you to go
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I ask you to leave
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I tell you to go
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I ask you to leave

I see you on the other side
Of your moon and your folded knife
And I wonder
How you came into my life

I know sometimes you're cold inside
But I still want you to be mine
It makes me wonder
Why you came into my life

I love you more like a dream
Than reality
I love the way that you seem
To be there for me

You say love is a church
And a crucifix
It will kill us in time
After saving us

(You keep hanging on)
Even when I tell you to go
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I ask you to leave
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I tell you to go
(You keep hanging on)
Even when I ask you to leave

The Flag

Though you're gone
You're still here
In Jimmy's eyes
And Linda's tears

Your picture sits
Upon the wall
I think you'd say
Don't give up

Today I think I've had enough
Without you here I'm not that strong
There's no on else I want to touch
'Cause I wish you were near
I wish you were near
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
The army came
They had your stuff
It's in the basement
With the flag
We used to say
In God We Trust
But I'm not sure
Anymore

Today I think I've had enough
Without you here I'm not that strong
There's no on else I want to touch
'Cause I wish you were near
I wish you were near

Daddy, The War Machine

Here comes
The war machine
Here comes
The war machine

Daddy
Has gone to war
I know
What that means
He may die there and
Never come home
Fighting thosemen
That want to kill us

Daddy
You were brave
I miss you
At your grave

I wish you came home
Mother was never the same
Daddy I still
Love you
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
The war machine
Here comes
The war machine
Here comes
The war machine
Here comes
The war machine
Here comes
The war machine

The war machine

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