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The Ghost You Gave to Me Top
2011
Metalblade Records

1 Sirenum Scopuli

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All our world is drawn to sleep
They know not where you keep your siren song
All your burdens lost at sea
A song to set you free
To draw the poison out
The pain becomes a choice…

2 React

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Carried a spell
And I bound it well
I tethered it to the bone
She came to me twice
But she fell through the ice
I watched as she sank like a stone
Well, I got a rope and it’s running out…

She never cried, she never could
She didn’t lie, you misunderstood
I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
And as she sank into the blue
That’s when I knew what I had to do
Oh

‘Cause I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
I react – react
But I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
I react – react – react
Oh

I gave her my heart
And she tore it apart
Buried it when she was done
I said to myself
Well, you’ve still got your health
The blood lust had only begun

And I’m not gonna give up this heart attack

She’s crying out beneath the ice
She needs another willing sacrifice
But I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
I followed down into the blue
I thought I knew what I had to do
Oh

‘Cause I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
I react – react
I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
React (react)- react (react)- react
Oh

Out from under your overdose
How many years was I comatose?
How many days gone by?
Looking for light in your empty eyes
All the same ’cause you won’t remember my name

Carried a spell and I bound it well
Tethered it to the bone
Well, she called on me twice
So I broke through the ice
I caught her and I brought her back home
Oh

‘Cause I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
I react (react)- react (react)
Not gonna give up this heart attack
React (react)- react
Oh (Not gonna give up this heart attack)
(We give it all) React (react) – react (react)
But I’m not gonna give up this heart attack
React – react – react
Oh
React – react – react

3 Sparrow

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A spoken word assumes the shape
Of histories to come
And the question raised is a shadow on the run
And so you lower your voice
And you make your choice
And then you whisper, “There could be no other way”
And for the very first time in a very long time
I can believe the words you say
Oh

But I’m not your enemy
And I hope you know
I sit and stare into your hollow eyes
And away we go
And I want you to know…

I’m not gonna blame you
For the beginning of the end
I’ve been reading the sign waves
Have been all my life
‘Cause we know the difference
Between the worlds the eye begins to wander
How…

But your eyes are as cold
As empty caves
In unmarked graves
You know I wish that there could be some other way
And for the very first time in a very long time
You can believe the words I say

Well, I’m not your enemy
And I hope you know
I see the hunger in your hollow eyes
And I watch it grow
Caught in the flow
Of your blood’s undertow

No, I’m not gonna blame you
For the beginning of the end
I’ve been reading the sign waves
Have been all my life
‘Cause we know the difference
Between the worlds the eye begins to wander
How…

I’m not gonna blame you
For the beginning of the end
I’ve been reading the sign waves
Have been all my life (I have been all my life)
‘Cause we know the difference
Between the worlds the eye begins to wander
(Wonder how…)

(I’ve been all my life)
Spoke to your ghost in a dream so real
Like a photograph for the way
That I feel to wonder (how) how
It’s time to take your chemical
Close your eyes
And the twilight pulls you under

4 High Times

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I’m gonna leave the ground
I wanna be unbound
Look and it’s a long way down
Drifting away
I’m gonna wave goodbye
I’m gonna rise so high
A shadow in a sunset sky
Shrinking away

Yet another nine to five
Is there anybody left alive?
What’s the point of choosing sides?
When you know what the mirror hides
Try to take the higher ground
But the poles are shifting upside down
Like a shadow in a sunset sky
Shrinking away

But who will save you?

(High times) and we let it show
(High times) and you never know
High times giving it all away

They drew a chem-trail cross
Upon the noon day sun
Still they’ll try to hide the other side
‘Til the chains have come undone
I try to take the higher ground
But the poles are shifting upside down
Like a shadow in a sunset sky
Shrinking away

Who’s gonna save you?

(High times) but you get your fix
(High times) when the light plays tricks
High times, you’re giving it all away
Dearly beloved high times
(High times) better take your pills
(High times) but the kindness kills
(High times) when you’re giving it all away
Ooh, but the future came today

(Tell me, who will save you from yourself?)
Or will it all go down in flames?
(But if it’s not you, then no one else)
You’re the only one to blame
(Only you can save you from yourself)
But from a bird’s eye view
Concealed in silent skies
(Only you will ever break through
To where the daylight never dies)
Hope is on the rise

Well, we were worlds apart
But for the chemical embrace
And in the aftermath of circumstances
Staring me in the face, oh

(High times) when you can’t let go
(High times) baby, you should’ve known
(High times) when you’re giving it all away
(High times) when the tremor stills
(High times) when the kindness kills
(High times) when you’re giving it all away
High times, oh
Dearly beloved high times, oh
Dearly beloved, hope you survive
These high times

Is there anybody left alive?
(High times) Oh, the kindness kills
(High times) (Don’t) don’t let the kindness kill
(High times) Oh no, don’t let the kindness kill

5 Numbers

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And by the stars above
I can tell your name
You’ve returned
Though the bridge was burned
And you brought the flame
And by their lies you rise
Smile upon their cues
Once you get what you came for
You go and you drop the ruse

You look down on me
Tell me what you see
Numbers on a screen
Don’t you dare deny
Time to do or die
There’s no in between

And now the justice blind
The papers signed
And in the end
You defend by pretending
The kill was kind
Murder in your eyes
Smile upon your face
And by the stars we can tell
That you are an amazing disgrace

Looking down on me
All your eyes can see
Only dollar green
I looked up instead
All I saw was red
It’s time we intervene

You look down on me
Tell me what you see
Numbers on a screen
Looking back at you
I can see right through
You’re not what you seem
Looking down on me
All that you can see
Is that dollar green
I looked up instead
All I saw was red
It’s time we intervene

Oh

6 One With The Sun

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Born into the chase
Will you recognize my face?
Like a ghost above her grave
Well, your eyes are cold as caves
All the crazy people
Forgot to take their pill
Started with the sequel
So we knew who you would kill
You may fire at will

My love, could you be really there?
But I thought that I caught you
(Creeping) creeping under the weeping willows
(So) so sorry to say now you’re gone away

But you better run
Darkness must soon become
One with the sun
You’re rising high
You pierce the sky
(Don’t) don’t go, don’t go…
Don’t go, don’t go…
Don’t go, don’t go…

Future’s come and gone
Still the past keeps holding strong
But my time has come today
Looking back upon the bed where I lay
All the crazy people
Are gathered on the hill
Sharpening the steeple
For the blood they’re going to spill
But they are what they kill

My love, (could you) could you be really there?
But I thought (I know) that I’d lost you
(Sleeping) sleeping under the winded willow
(So) so happy to say now we’re back to stay

But you better run
Darkness must soon become
One with the sun
You’re rising high
You pierce the sky
But you better run, whoah
Darkness must soon become
One with the sun
You’re rising high
You pierce the sky
(Don’t) don’t go, don’t go…
Don’t go, don’t go…
Don’t go, don’t go…

Oh
My love, your love
It’s time tables turned in Babylon
My life, your life
The stars combined are rising
(My love burning bright)
My love, your love
My love burning bright
My love, your love
My love, your love
Love, oh
Well, it’s burning bright

7 The Ghost You Gave To Me

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Tidal controls
Warping the poles
Quaking
Drawn back the blanket of faith
To the muscle of soul
Brightness unfolds
Breaking
The Lion is stirring awake

By the blood and the bone
I should’ve known
By the chemical scars in your eyes
For the time slowed to still
And in for the kill
And on to dissolve your disguise

Emanating epicenter
Brutal waves
Born to vapors clung
Last gasp escapes your lung
Universe
Is on the tip of your bitter tongue

(Oh) I want to thank you for
The ghost you gave to me
(Oh) No longer I’m
Alone in my
Invisibility

Just an empty armor in the dark

Raising spires to the sky
Drawn to the sun
But your feet have been
Screwed to the floor
For the poison on your lips
As I watch your eyes eclipse
And the vapor escapes out the door

Emanating echo fading
It’s a tricky trail to follow
Choosing red over choosing blue
It’s a bitter pill to swallow

(Oh) I want to thank you for
The ghost you gave to me
(Oh) And for the secret things
That no one else can see
(Oh) I want to thank you for
The ghost you gave to me
(Oh) No longer I’m
Alone in my
Invisibility

A secret chamber in your heart
An empty armor
For the tidal controls
Warping the poles
Quaking
Drawn back the blanket of faith
To the muscle of soul
Brightness unfolds
Breaking
The Lion is stirring to wake

(Oh) I want to thank you for
The ghost you gave to me
(Oh) And for the secret things
That no one else can see (No one else can see, oh)
(Oh) I want to thank you for
The ghost you gave to me
(Thank you for the ghost)
(Oh) Alone in my
Invisibility

A secret chamber in your heart
An empty armor
In the dark

8 Pretty

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Hello, my friend
We meet again
We got what we wanted
But it’s not what we need
Real life is stranger
Than the fictions we read
So we say we’re better off alone
Better off alone, better off alone

I got a message saying
“Don’t bother to call us back
You’re all alone
You may never come back home
Who could accomplish that?
We know it won’t be pretty
Well, high times in a photograph
Alive inside
You can find a way back home
Leave it alone at that
You know it won’t
You know it won’t be pretty…
Pretty…”

Hello, my friend
We make pretend
When we say we’re better off alone
Better off alone, better off alone

Another message plays
“Don’t bother to call us back
You’re all alone
You can never go back home
Who could accomplish that?
We know it won’t be pretty
Well, high times in a photograph
Alive inside
You can find a way back home
Leave it alone at that
We know…
We know it won’t be pretty…
Pretty…”

Say we’re better off alone
Better off alone, better off alone

“Hey, don’t bother to call us back
You’re all alone
You may never go back home
Who could accomplish that?
We know it won’t be pretty, hey
High times in a photograph
Your eyes are blind
But you see me with your soul
Leave it alone at that
You know it won’t…
You know it won’t
Don’t bother to call us back
You’re all alone
You may never go back home
Who could accomplish that?
We know it won’t be pretty, hey
High times in a photograph
Your life’s inside
You can find a way back home
Can you imagine that?
You know it won’t…
You know it won’t be pretty…
Pretty…”

9 Afterglow

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We were on the floor below
Just before the afterglow
Waiting for the tides to rise
And chase the day, yeah
And what I’ll never forget
Bars in the windows of your eyes
You put yourself behind
Swallow the key
And hope they never find

Now you’re screaming “fire”
But you burn your own bridge down
When enough’s enough
No one hears a sound
How does it feel?
How do you tell which one is real?

‘Cause your name is my name
And our game is played the same
One of you to turn the screw
And one to take the blame, whoah
‘Cause my blood is your blood
And our blood they can’t contain, oh
One of us to turn to dust
And one to chase the flame
Oh, how does it feel?
Can you tell which one is real?

There is no dividing line
In between what’s yours and mine
Please don’t be surprised to find
That you are so bright
You know my eyes go blind
We were breathing fire
No one could break us down
And from the worlds above
We could hear the sound
How does it feel
Now that you know that I’m for real?

‘Cause your name is my name
And our game is played the same
One of you to turn the screw
And one to take the blame, whoah
‘Cause my blood is your blood
And our blood they can’t contain, oh
One of us to turn to dust
And one to chase the flame
Whoah, how does it feel?
Can you tell which one is real?

Head on the floor
And I could not tell you why
Open the door
To a cold wind blowing by
And like the light I’m gonna
Disappear me out of here
Vapor in the atmosphere
Lost your ghost in the gold of the sun
Now you’re not the only one, no
How does it feel?
Can you tell which one is real?

Your name is my name
And our game is played the same
One of you to turn the screw
And one to take the blame
My love is what they can’t contain
One of us to turn to dust
One to take
One to take the blame
One of us to turn to dust
One to chase
One to chase the flame, oh
Our blood they’ll never contain
One of you to turn the screw
And one to place
One to place the blame
How does it feel?
Can you tell which one is real?

10 It’s Alive

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Painted away the sun
For the picture I’d become
Color the sound of thunder in the distance
A lonely sky
Ghosts were giving chase
And the brush revealed your face
And then I mixed the pigments up
With venom and I’m a lonely god
Who can’t explain
Colliding characters
But from a bird’s eye point of view
Well, all the world is
Green and gold and grey to blue

Brightness falling from the ashes crawling

It’s alive… It’s alive… It’s alive…
Oh, it’s alive…

Painted a rising sun
And the clouds did come undone
Artificial thunder (artificial thunder) in the distance
The sirens cry
Here to take my place
With a mirror for a face
Last leg of the feedback loop
For devils and gods to even odds
And break away

Brightness falling from the ashes crawling

It’s alive… It’s alive… It’s alive…
Oh, it’s alive…

Here we go ’round the bend
Through the orbit once again
From a fate that we cannot defend
This little boy
Renews the promise of a man
For the future is ours to command

I’m dreaming on borrowed time
And I don’t want to wake
Can’t tell if I’m falling or I’m flying
Another leap of faith
Say goodbye and the sun goes down
Watch you turn the bend
But I remember the world is round
You’ll be back again
I stoke the fire in a statue’s heart
Nobody notices
The eyes of a ghost
In a haunted work of art
Watch it come alive
It’s alive… It’s alive… Oh living it’s alive…

11 Only Child

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In the war you severed the cord
You broke the line
You turned an only child
But just before you buried the blade
Your eyes betrayed
The spark of another one
Pure at heart
Another day our daily bread
Another night of the living dead
It’s like an ocean upon you
So you did what you did
And you said what you said
Put your pen to the page
And a gun to your head
Got it all worked out this time

Oh, but you can’t be sure they’re dead
Still the footsteps fall
In an empty hall
The voices echo in your head

And through the ashes raining down
Your eyes replied
They told a sordid tale
And when the fires
Barreled down the mountain side
I saw your senses fail
So I painted a word
In the dust where I bled
Signed the seal of the living dead
I’m looking down and upon you
So you did what you did
And you said what you said
Put your pen to the page
And a gun to your head
Got it all worked out this time

Oh, but you can’t be sure they’re dead
Still the footsteps fall
In an empty hall
The voices echo in your head

Oh, but you can’t be sure they’re dead

Now I close my eyes
As the daylight dies
And I drift away

What a perfect ghost
You are a record skipping
On a needle’s eye
In a dark refrain
Singing, “Nobody knows who you are”
Mirror mask with the empty eyes
In a devil’s rain

Footsteps in an empty hall
Shadows crawl across the wall
You can’t be sure they’re dead

And if I go before your time
Don’t let ’em close your mind
Don’t watch the flowers fall
Never looking back at all
(But if I should change before your eyes)
Don’t be fooled by my disguise
(You were born of my demise)
And I’m a willing sacrifice
Should you wake before you die
Don’t let a day go by
Don’t believe a word they say
I’ll be back again one day

You never know
Fallen or in flight
Wind moans
Deep in the dark of night
And by the blue moon light
At the angle when it hits me right
You can see the choice
Here beneath my skin
Bright bones
Barely keeping the beast within
Prick of a pin
Let the shift of my shape begin
But the barrier is thin

I hear the beating of angel wings
Somewhere a siren sings
You severed your puppet strings
And now the justice is blind tonight
It’s hard to see wrong from right
When you’re looking through
The tunnel of a target site

What a perfect ghost
You are a record skipping
On a needle’s eye
In a dark refrain
Singing, “Nobody knows who you are”
Mirror mask with the empty eyes
In a devil’s rain

12 The Barrier

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I don’t know your name
Did I dream you tonight?
Did I draw the heavens down?
Drape my arms around
An angel in flight?
Looking like you love me still
As you kill me goodbye
As you’re parachuting to the ground
Watching me go down
Abandoned in flight
You left me to die

Somehow the chiming of shadows
Reminds me of you
The haunted and hollow
The light passing through
The sound of your sorrow
On the echoes of blue
Down a wind water tunnel
Like the turn of a screw
Doing all that you can do
To be the wall I’m walking through

Whispers in the dark
Can I steal you tonight?
And from the wreckage piled high
We’ll climb back to the sky
Leap from the ledge
For the faith we can fly

So come on…
Reanimate angel
Break from your cage
Witness the prophecy
Sprung from the page
The moon in your marrow
The smoke on your skin
The mask in the mirror
The monster within
But the barrier is thin
And the room begins to spin

Don’t you know that
The war has blown over?
We weathered the storm
The grass has grown over
The graves that we mourn
Now the brightness is teeming
The chains slip away
The wolf in the wool
Is no longer at bay
The portal is open
The walls disappear
Jump through the hoop
And the hell out of here
A song in a box
On wheels we have blown
Glides on the back
Of a snake made of stone
Through shadows unfolding
And clouds fallen slack
At the edge of tomorrow
And no turning back
Reanimate angel
Break from your cage
Witness the prophecy
Sprung from the page
The moon in your marrow
The smoke on your skin
The mask in the mirror
The master within
Oh but I’ve seen your sorrow
At the edge of the screen
Soften the focus and into a dream
But the barrier is thin
And the room begins to spin
The barrier is thin
And the room begins to spin
The moon in your marrow
The smoke on your skin
The portal is open
And the kingdom is within


Revisions Top
2009
Metalblade Records

1 Anyone Human

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What have they done to you?
What did they put you through?
They must have cut something off
Like oxygen or anything
That makes you feel anything
Anything like anyone
Anyone human

Oh I think you need to get away
But to get away you need a car
And to get a car you need a job
But to get a job you need a car

So tell me how can you stand sitting down?
You could be driving your car off a cliff in this town
Oh it’s sad but what more can you say?
When it’s all said and done
They’re gonna let the lemmings run
To their grave

Anyone human

And your bike won’t get you very far
To get away you need a car
It’s an uphill ride
From the pit of where you are

Now that I know
There’s nothing to know
So what if I’m free?
I got nowhere to go to
I just live through the TV
It’s easier that way
But someone cut my cable today…

So if you can’t stand just sitting around
Well you could be driving your car off a cliff in this town
Oh it’s sad but what more can you say?
And when it’s all said and done
They’re gonna let the lemmings run
To their grave

Anyone human

Do you feel anything?
Anything like anyone
Anyone human
Do you feel anything?
Anything like anyone
Anyone human

Oh if you can’t stand just sitting around
You could be driving your car off a cliff in this town
Oh it’s sad but then what can you say?
When it’s all said and done
We’re gonna let the lemmings run
When it’s all said and done
They’re gonna let the lemmings run
To their grave
To their grave
Whoah, to their grave
Oh, to their grave, ow
(Anyone human)
Anyone human
(Anyone human)
Anyone human
Anyone human

2 Rabid Animals

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Somebody save the queen
She’ll drown in a shallow gene pool
Maybe it’s Maybelline
Maybe the unforeseen, fool…
How many lines should it take
Trying to keep you awake?
How many licks does it take
Before you get to the red in the steak?
Yeah…

Digging holes for rabid animals
You and me were soldiers
We were foaming at the mouth
Sweet Caroline

Say something back
So I know you’re alive
Under attack for the rest of our lives
And so we pay the price

Deep in the underground
They whisper all men are made equal
Does anyone else hear the sound?
Has anyone else seen the sequel?

Digging Holes for Animals Part Two
You and me were soldiers
We were wondering what to do
Sweet Caroline…

Say something back
So I know you’re alive
Under attack for the rest of our lives
And so we pay the price

Red light, green light
Near death, near sight
Are you sober?
Where are you soldier?
Red light, green light
Near death, near sight
Are you sober?
Where are you soldier?

Deep in the underground
They whisper all men are made equal

Digging holes for rabid animals
You and me were soldiers
We were foaming at the mouth
Sweet Caroline…

Say something back
So I know you’re alive
Under attack for the rest of our lives
You do the math
I’ll do my best to survive
How can you laugh
While they eat me alive?
And so we pay the price
For having sliced and diced
We nail our Jesus Christ
To the wall
Through the wall
Whispers through the wall
Walking through the wall, whoah
Walking through the wall

3 The Better Half of Me

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The darker side of night
When the arrow finds you
A lurker on the street
Turning an empty cup
Time is short at best
And now that the wolves surround you
The better half of me
Caught in the middle of

Don’t stop, save me
Avé Marie
Ok, alright
Rages on and on and on and on
I will never forget what you’ve done
Called the cops on me

You know we gave you all we had
Still the arrow finds you
The better half of me
Caught in the memory of
That stupid game where you pretend to die
Still I could taste the tears from my eyes
‘Cause if ever it were true
You know I wouldn’t know what to do

Don’t stop
Save me
Avé Marie
Ok, alright
Rages on and on and on and on
I will never forget what you’ve done
(Never forget that you)
Called the cops on me

We gave you all we had
The better half of me
Caught in the middle of

(Better stop it) Don’t stop
(Go away) Save me
(They’ll keep ’em coming) Avé
(But not for nothing) Marie
(Is everybody) Ok
(Is anybody) Alright
Rages on and on and on

(So stop it) Don’t stop
(Go away) Save me
(They’ll keep ’em coming) Avé
(But not for nothing) Marie
(So tell me something) Ok
(Is anybody) Alright
Rages on and on and
On and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on
Called the cops on me

You know we gave you all we had
And still the arrow finds you
The better half of me

4 Automobile

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Creeping down on Franklin Street
Bare feet on cold concrete
Walking to the corner store
Where she recalls her own world war
She can hear the automobile
Driving in the frozen rain
Headed for the memory
Of all these people
Gathered on a hill
Oh, I think they stand there still
Waiting for someone to carry them home
And they always will

Oh, she got in the automobile
Driving to the place where the bombs went off
Teacher says you ought to look down
But you’re looking out
At all the fire’s turned to ash
Songs have burned like paper trash
The flames that ate the phonograph
Are nipping at you now

Drifting in a dreamless sleep
Curled up on cold car seat
Startled by an earthquake sound
She wakes to watch the moon fall down
She got in the automobile
Driving in the frozen rain
Headed for the memory
Of all these people
Gathered on a hill
Oh, I think they stand there still
Waiting for someone to carry them home
And they always will

Whoah, she got in the automobile
Driving to the place where the bombs went off
Teacher says you ought to look down
But you’re looking out
At all the fire’s turned to ash
Songs have burned like paper trash
The flames that ate the phonograph
Are nipping at you now

Oh, she got in the automobile
Driving to the place where the bombs went off
Teacher says you ought to look down
But you’re looking out
At all the fire’s turned to ash
Songs have burned like paper trash
The flames that ate the phonograph
Are nipping at you now

She got in the automobile
Driving to the place where the bombs went off
Teacher says you ought to look down
But you’re looking out
At all the fire’s turned to ash
Songs have burned like paper trash
The flames that ate the phonograph
Are nipping at you now

5 Why

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Why, why, why?
Come on and answer me
Why, why, why?
Somebody answer me, why?
Answer me, why?
(Why?)

I can tell exactly where the hell you been
I think I’m from the factory that they made you in
Lately I’ve been searching for replacement parts
The well in general surgeon says he can’t repair my heart
Why won’t the engine start?

Answer me, why, why, why?
Come on and answer me
Why would all the world be born to die?
Somebody answer me, why?
Answer me, why?
(Why?)

I can tell exactly what the hell you’ve done
Did you run away
‘Cause you don’t want to pay
For the problem you’ve become?
All the worlds of searching
For that greatness in our soul
Well we’re back today
And what we mean to say
Is we’re taking back control
Why won’t they just let go?

Answer me, why, why, why?
Somebody answer me, why
Would all the world be born to die?
Somebody answer me, why?
(Answer me, why?)

What came first? (Why?)
The bird or egg (Why?)
It’s getting worse (Why?)
What can I say?
There must be a better way
Somebody answer me, why?

All the worlds of searching
For that place to call our own
Come to find we had it all the time
And it chills me to the bone
But if only we had known

Why, why, why?
Come on and answer me, why
Would all the world be born to die?
Somebody answer me, why?
(Why, why, why?)
Come on and answer me, why?
(Why, why, why?)
Why?

6 Lexicon of Extremism

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Instrumental

7 Fable

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Alarmed by fascination
The darkness in me grows
A moment’s hesitation
The dark assumes control
Really, I don’t know what matters
I only know two things
The first it is a flower that flatters
The second is a scorpion’s stings
Well…

I’m giving up
On a wish in the well, ah
I’m sick and tired
Of trying to tell
Whether I am facing front or back
Waiting in line
Let me sling this fable

Have you seen the papers?
They’re written from a bird’s eye view
Unsafe beneath the surface of saviors
They can’t see me or you…
Oh…

I’m giving up
On a wish in the well, oh
I’m sick and tired
Of trying to tell
Whether I am facing front or back
Waiting in line
Let me sling this fable

Well the future came today
The alarm bell sounds the stage
While these fools twiddle their thumbs
Something wicked this way comes…

I’m giving up
On a wish in the well, oh
I’m sick and tired
Of trying to tell
I’m giving up
On a wish in the well, my love
I’m sick and tired
Whether I am facing front or back
Waiting in line
Let me sling this fable

(Another wish, another wish)
Oh, whoah
(Whoah)
I’m giving up
(Oh yeah)
On a wish in the well
Oh (Whoah)
I’m sick and tired
(Oh yeah)
Of trying to tell
Oh (Whoah)
I’m giving up
(Oh yeah)
On a wish in the well, oooh
(Whoah)
I’m giving up
(Oh yeah)
On a wish in the well

8 You’ve Been Shot

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You’ve been shot (shot, shot, shot…)
Full of holes
You feel your eyes about to close
And the clothes you’re in
Seem paper thin
You feel the frost bite fangs sink in
‘Cause it’s cold outside
With no place to hide
Your blood out in the snow
And the people stare
But they’re unaware
Of why you had to go

Just think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster’s gun…

Paralyzed, but a pulse remains
To pump last thoughts
Through your dying brain
Remember Mom
Said alwys do your best
But now a bullet burns
Within your chest
And the sirens sound
Crowd gathers round
Like moths to flame they fly
Because they love blood’s smell
But they’re scared as hell
Of what it means to die…

Just think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster’s gun…

I smell something burning
Like a flag, like a rubber tire
What you kids been cooking
That’s got my kitchen full of fire
Well it’s American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go

Just think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster’s gun…

American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go, oh
American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go, well
(American stew)
You been shot
(‘Cause we were sick of the pie)
Yeah
(Blood, white, and blue)
Oh yeah
(In the blink of an eye
We’ll go to the barn)
You been shot
(And we’ll lay down low)
Yeah
(And hide ’til all of the fires go)
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
(American stew)
You been shot
(‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye)
You been shot
(We’ll go to the barn)
You been
You been

9 Halloween

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Deeper
Deeper than God
The kid is just a sleeper
Look in his eyes
I think he’s got a fever
Should I get his mom?
No
Go and get a scalpel
We’re planting a bomb
I think we’ll build a tower
Inside of his head
That topples every hour
Renders him dead
We’ll put him in a blender
See how he does
Until he can’t remember
The boy that he was

This is Halloween
It’s Halloween
Oh, oh, oh, oh
It’s Halloween
Whoever you are
Oh, whoah, oh, oh, oh, oh

Persistence, this is the key
Just lock him in a basement
Leave him to me
Something is very wrong
In the darkness unseen
Push the faders up
Modify the gene

This is Halloween
It’s Halloween
Oh, oh, oh, oh
It’s Halloween
Whoever you are
Oh, whoah, oh, oh, oh, oh

Don’t you know
The sin is the same
For masking the blame?
But you didn’t wanna…

Down in the valley below
There’s people on fire
And they don’t even know!

This is Halloween
Halloween
Oh, oh, oh, oh
It’s Halloween
Whoever you are
Behind your mask
You know I’m trying
But I’m too scared to ask
Many thanks to you
Many things to do
And the beat goes on
Until the beat gets through
Teary eyes only see
A blurry reality
And the beat goes on
Until the beat gets free

10 The Emerald Undertow

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Careless Kim
Went for a swim
Where none could hear her shout
She got in to cool her skin
And never did get out
Day break
They drag the lake
They find no body, though
But she’s there, I know
Somewhere below
The emerald undertow

And though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

‘Cause I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are tear drops in the water
Another wish in the well
How could I tell?
They find I’m a peeping tom
I’m gonna go to Hell

It’s late
I’m laughing in my room
Though I don’t get the joke
I grind my grin
Throat closes in
As chuckle turns to choke

And though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

‘Cause I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are tear drops in the water
Another wish in the well
How could I tell?
They find I’m a peeping tom
I’m gonna go to Hell

So here I am
Your sleepless little lamb
The water makes me numb
But if six feet deep
Is the only way to sleep
Then baby here I come

And though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

You know I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are tear drops in the water
Another wish in the well, oh
For someone who don’t swim so well
But you know time will only tell
Let’s hope the feather tips the scale
At the gates of hell

11 The Game

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Way down
Way down
Underneath the garden
Wrapped up in some plastic
That’s where you’ll find the bones
Of Christopher John Bittner
He was the first slain by my hand
He was the bass player in my band
But I had all I could stand
Of the games

Well, it started with the little things
He’d make a mess, he’d break his strings
He’d book us gigs and then forget the date
On practice days he’d seldom show
And by the time he did, it was time to go
And in the studio he finally sealed his fate

I put him way down
Way down
Underneath the garden
Wrapped up in some plastic
That’s where you’ll find the bones
Of Christopher John Bittner
He was the first slain by my hand
He was the bass player in my band
But I had all I could stand
Of the game

But Josh could hardly keep the beat
It seemed as though he drifted into space
Always upstairs drinking forties
Or outside chasing shorties
Oh, I finally had to put him in his place

I put him way down
Way down
Underneath my bedroom
Walled up in the basement
Yeah, that’s where you’ll find the bones
Of little Joshy Eppard
Not the first slain by my hand
He was the drummer in my band
But I had all I could stand
Of the games

Well, I guess that I’ve gone overboard
‘Cause as I sit and strum these chords
Sure could use a bass line and a beat
And now the mirror makes me halt
I realize it’s all my fault
It’s time to turn these
Murderous hands on me

And I’ll be way down, way down
Underneath the garden
Walled up in the basement
Yeah, that’s where you’ll find the bones
Of guys without replacement
I’ll be the last slain by my hand
I’m gonna reunite the band
And we’ll be in another land
All the same
All the same
(Way down)
All the same
All the same
(Way down)
All the same
(Way down)
All the same
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down)
(Way down, Lord)
(Way down, Lord)



The End Is Begun Top
2007
Metalblade Records

1 The Word Is Born Of Flame

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No hesitation
No vibration
No information
Could there be found
Can’t make no sound
As the earth is torn away…

Now it’s too dark out
To see the sky
You put the spark out
Behind my eyes
The child dies
The word is
Born of flame

2 The End Is Begun

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Watch what you say
Words can be heard from your grave
Pluck from a fist full of straws
You cannot resist your tragic flaws

Then you said what you said
That I’d be better off dead
Than be fed into the furnace
Of the monster
Shall I die, shall I cry
Shall I be shot through the sky
As I fly into the furnace
Of the monster?

Goodbye number one
You know what must be done
Set sail through the sun
The end has begun

Lay down the law
Take to the air
See how they crawl
Sparking a trail
Angels may fall
The single mistake
Kills us all

Now you say what you say
And then we blow them away
Everyday
You know I like to keep it simple
Shall I die, shall I cry
Shall I be shot through the sky
As I fly into the furnace
Of the monster?

Goodbye number one
You know what must be done
Set sail through the sun
The end has begun

Shall I die, shall I cry
Shall I be shot through the sky
As I fly into the furnace
Of the monster?

Goodbye number one
You know what must be done
Set sail through the sun
The end has begun

3 Battle Cry

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Into darkness our descending
Searching for a time never ending
Still I promise to continue
Trying to see the good left within you

There’s a battle cry on the battlefield
Now that you and I have our hearts revealed
How many times must the blood thieves
Drink us dry?

Back and forth the titans turn their
World to ashes, lightning crashes
Searchers through a grand illusion
Numbers falling, mass confusion
One by one by one

In a violence of pretending
It’s hard to know which side you’re defending
Still I know you must continue
Trying to win a war waged within you

There’s a battle cry on the battlefield
Now that you and I have our hearts revealed
How many times must the blood thieves
Drink us dry?

Back and forth the titans turn their
World to ashes, lightning crashes once upon a
Midnight’s turning
Nightmares march on, dreams still burning
One by one by one

There’s a battle cry on the battlefield
Now that you and I have our hearts revealed
How many times must the blood thieves
Drink us dry?

4 All That Remains

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Just below the surface
Of an ordinary town
Burn the devils underground
Murder fills the skies above
My eyes upon the earth
Why didn’t I realize?
See for the first time
In your life defending

All that remains
Drowning in flames
The same old story
But the names have all been changed
The fatal mistake you made
Was of all the hearts you’d slain
How you left alive my bloody valentine

Gravity unshackles you
And now you float away
Looking back upon your grave
You can’t outrun your shadow
You can only shut the lights
Pluck out your wicked eyes
See for the first time
In your life defending

All that remains
Drowning in flames
The same old story
But the names have all been changed
The fatal mistake you made
Was of all the hearts you’d slain
How you left alive my bloody valentine

Aiming at the enemy
I only smash the mirror
Pluck out your wicked eyes
See for the first time in your life defending

All that remains
Drowning in flames
The same old story
But the names have all been changed
The fatal mistake you made
Was of all the hearts you’d slain
How you kept alive my bloody valentine

5 My Divided Falling

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A tear escapes the eye of God
It’s bigger than the world
Than all our bombs and guns
They seek the rabbit who runs
It’s not a pattern you’d recognize
Too busy wearing the same disguise
You can’t abandon their pretty lies
The time has come to

Wake the dawn
Out of any open door
Shut upon your brother
You hear the sound
I’m returning from my own
Divided falling now

Well have you no words?
Your silence is deafening
Now that you’ve heard

You – I don’t know who you are
You’re like the light of a star
You’re from a place so far away
I never know what you’re gonna do
Will you be dead by your own design
Or will you learn how to stop in time?
I never wanted to change your mind
The time has come to

Wake the dawn
Out of any open door
Shut upon your brother
You hear the sound
I’m returning from my own
Divided falling now

Now what have you done?
You see the mirror looks different now
What have you become?

Another tear in the rain
Remembers your name
A signal out of range

Bloody valentine, take me back in time
Last dance in a dark descending
See, cause I know what you better do right now
Last chance and the world is ending
Can you stop in time, bloody valentine?

6 Serpents in Disguise

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Have you come to die
Or have you come to learn?
The deeper do we dive
The longer to return
Said we won’t survive
So now we have to burn
Crashing through the sky
I’ll be coming home

And there’s a look upon your face
As if there’s something out of place
You disappear without a trace
Now you’re going home
And I’ve seen the ghost that never dies
Stoking the fire behind your eyes
I read the words between the lies
I’ve seen the serpents in disguise

This moment speeding by
Is never to return
Running out of time
For lessons to be learned
Said we won’t survive
So now we have to burn
Crashing through the sky
I’ll be coming home

And there’s a look upon your face
As if there’s something out of place
You disappear without a trace
Now you’re going home
And I’ve seen the ghost that never dies
Stoking the fire behind your eyes
I read the words between the lies
I’ve seen the serpents in disguise

Teardrops in the rain
They all look the same
Dancing down the drain
A signal out of range

And I’ve seen the ghost that never dies
Stoking the fire behind your eyes
I read the words between the lies
I’ve seen the serpents in disguise

And when I get those angels calling
Where did you go? I need to know
What is in my mind
This side of the waking world
Straight to the back of the line
By their design this happens every time

I lose my mind
‘Cause you’re so bright I go blind
Send us a sign, mercy for my kind
This side of the waking world
Will I be ready to find
When I hear those angels calling?
Where did you go? I need to know
What is in my mind
This side of the waking world

7 Been to the Future

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[with echo throughout]

She
Lives by the virtue of daytime TV
Alone in a suburb
And he
Fills up a bottle
And drinks from the sea
He’ll always be thirsty
And they
Shiny examples of human decay
Come here, let me show you
How I woke up this morning
Still mourning a dream

I’ve been to the future

I’ve been to the future

I hear
Somewhere the circus
Is said to be near
Another distraction
And I fear
Will you be next to me
This time next year
Or will you be over?
But wait
Just as you leap
From the nest for the wind
Well I never told you
When you woke up this morning
You spoke of a dream

You’d been to the future
I’ve been to the future
Been to the future
Been to the future

Repeat after me
She’s all I have
Is this what it means to be free?
Repeat after me
She’s all I have
Tell me why
She’s all I have
Please tell me why
She’s all I ever had

Today
All the illusions are fading
Away
I’ve drawn my conclusion

Been to the future
I been to the future
Been to the future
Been to the future
Been to the future
We’ve been to the future
Been to the future

We’ve been to the future

8 Bleeding Me Home

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Faster and faster
The speed of our cancer
Bleeding me home
Chills through the bone
Fall to Earth my sacred sparrow
In your wing a medicated arrow, no?
Now there’s nowhere to go
Bleeding me home
‘Til the chains have come undone

From our soul
Maybe never was
Oh yeah

The monster in the mirror
Tucks his fangs behind your smile
Please turn him back
Before you’re under your own attack
You are so convincing

Now you’re believing your own lies
And though you’re back to stay
Still I can see you’re miles away
Bleeding me home
‘Til the chains have come undone

From our soul
Maybe it never was
Oh yeah
Haunted by the sun
Maybe never was

Spotlight gone cold
Set fire to all those tickets sold
Upon your violent ending
Will the world survive?
Out of control
There goes my hero
Back to Earth my wounded sparrow
At your lips another poison arrow, no?
Now there’s nowhere to go
Bleeding me home
‘Til the chains have come undone

From our soul
Maybe it never was
Oh yeah
Haunted by the sun
Maybe never was

9 Live Entertainment

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Nobody likes you
And nobody hates you
Looking the facts through
I try to relax you

(Just) don’t go searching the skies
For the memory of lifetimes
Seeking replacement
Don’t go back digging the bones
Of the uninvited secret
Sealed in your basement

(I) watch you step out of line, girl
And it’s live entertainment
One at a time, girl
And it’s live entertainment

You like talking to strangers
You like to dabble in dangers
Hiding under the table
Because the sky’s raining angels

(Just) don’t go searching the skies
For the memory of lifetimes
Seeking replacement
Don’t go back digging the bones
Of the uninvited secret
Sealed in your basement

(I) watch you step out of line, girl
And it’s live entertainment
One at a time, girl
And it’s live entertainment

Stuck in the same town
We’re on our way down
We each get a small share, but we’re
Sick of the same air

(I) watch you step out of line, girl
(Watch you step out of line)
And it’s live entertainment
One at a time, girl
(One at a time)
And it’s live entertainment
(I) watch you step out of line, girl
(Watch you step out of line)
And it’s live entertainment
One at a time, girl
(One at a time)
Live entertainment

10 Diamond in the Crush

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It’s a bad way to be sure
To divide the diseased from the pure
‘Cause you can never tell
How you gonna find a way
To settle the earthly debt
The game ain’t over but you’re
Tempted to press reset
Gentlemen, place your bets
You know it happens today

See the lonely boy
Drowning out like an echo
In the rush – rush, rush…
Get a look in his face
He’s the only one
Holding up like a diamond
In the crush – crush, crush…

It’s a bad way to forget
To obsess on the blood that you let
‘Cause you can never tell
How you gonna find a way
To settle the earthly debt
The game ain’t over but you’re
Tempted to press reset
Gentlemen, place your bets
You know it happens today

See the lonely boy
Drowning out like an echo
In the rush – rush, rush…
Get a look in his face
He’s the only one
Holding up like a diamond
In the crush – crush, crush…
But you know it happens in the U-S of A

See the lonely boy
Drowning out like an echo
In the rush – rush, rush…
Take a look in his face
He’s the only one
Holding up like a diamond
In the crush – crush, crush…

He’s the only one
Holding up like a diamond
In the crush – crush…
Take a look in his face
See the lonely boy
Holding up like a diamond
In the crush – crush, crush…
Crush…

11 Shadow Play

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Got what I wanted
Now I don’t know
I dream we’re falling
And there’s nothing below
When I woke today
Found you’d run away
I should have warned you
That this house is haunted
There’s nothing left to say
Still I watch your shadow play
Hey…

Don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love for you
Don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love for you

I scale the wall
The engines stall
I dream we’re flying
While the sky is falling
Still you’re moving in
Under my skin

Guess I should warn you
That this house is haunted
Though I look away
You know I watch your shadow play
Hey…

Don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love for you
Don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love for you

Whispers on a shelf
Whispers to myself
I love you
Whispers all I know
Whispers of a ghost
I love you

Saw what I saw
Know what I know
You feed the fires in my
Mountain of snow
When I close my eyes
Feel the red sun rise
Set a fire this morning
To perform our last goodbye
Though so fast I turn away
You know I watch your shadow play
Hey…

Oh, don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love for you
Don’t forget my love
Don’t forget my love
Ooh, you don’t forget my
So you don’t forget my love
For you
Don’t forget my love for you

12 These Iron Bones

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Be still your turning soul
Dark eyes burning cold
What lies have I been told?
Tales from a distant shore
Our time has come today
Sharp thoughts
But nothing that I can say
There is no easy way
And I hear the voices call…

We’re gonna get you
No matter where you turn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Shall guide us home

This ending is begun
No time and gravity come undone
We’ll sail into the sun
Tales from a distant shore
I watched your body die
No time to savor the long goodbye
Defective by design
And I hear the voices call…

We’re gonna get you
No matter where you turn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Please tell me why
You turn to stone
Your thoughts unknown
These iron bones
Shall never die

We’re gonna get you
No matter where you turn
We’re gonna get you
No matter where you burn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Please tell me why
You turn to stone
Your thoughts unknown
These iron bones
Shall never die

13 The Last Day

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So this is how it ends, love
And brightness fills the air
The lights went down in April
And no one seemed to care
Relieve me of this burden of despair

The same mistakes I made, love
Will haunt me never more
They slew me where I lay, love
The pounded down my door
Now that I – I am no
Longer keeping score

So kill me now I’m helpless
And dark my have his day
The hour is late for lyrics
The words have blown away
Now that I have shed
The burden of decay

It’s the last day
Of the world
All the stars fired up
To unfurl
I’m gonna meet you
In the space within
You and I
We’ll race the light
And win

It’s the last day
Of the world

14 Dregs (acoustic version)

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Awake in the dark
Dreaming of day
Skating my life away
On impossible ice, but I’d never known
Why did they hate me so?
Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Out of their minds
And in for the kill
We can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
To the dregs of my
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Thought of a lie, and
Thought of a bomb
Thought if I played along
I might slip away
And out on my own
Guess that I should have known
Bullets divide flesh of the sky
Sunlight goes bleeding by
Out of their minds
And in for the kill
We can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
To the dregs of my
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Dreaming awake
What can I do?
What ever happened to…
Days gone by?
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
To the dregs of my
Welcome to the dregs of my mind



Wake Pig Top
2005
Metalblade Records

1 Alien Angel

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Here – follow
Hollow are these haunted hills
Far below the ground
Searchers in the deep reveal
You could have been
Caught up in
All those empty odds
Alive but not awake
Promises
Am I seeping through?

Are you an angel
Whose ship ran aground?
Can’t get a grip
On this planet you’ve found
Never to look down
Trade in my halo
For feet on the ground

Born in motion
Forward is your only course
Plunge the gaping edge
Fallen into flesh and bone
You could have been
Caught up in
All those empty odds
Alive but not awake
Promises
Am I seeping through?

Are you an angel
Whose ship ran aground?
Can’t get a grip
On this planet you’ve found
Never to look down
Trade in my halo
For feet on the ground

Are you an angel
Whose ship ran aground?
Can’t get a grip
On this planet you’ve found
Never to look down
Trade in my halo
For feet on the ground

Are you an angel?
Are you an angel?
Trade in my halo
For feet on the ground

2 Monster

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Skin crawls
Wind is walking
Through the walls
Now there’s nowhere to run
Heart pray we’ll be ok
Now there’s nothing to say
But the damage is done
What keeps you up at night, my love?
What turns you on?
Dark shadows turn in the pale blue light
It won’t be long

A thousand torches
Beaming in the distance
They bleed from the sky
And as I open my eyes
I see they’ve come to take me home

How now
Can we allow?
We gotta stop ’em somehow
Body over mind
Oh no, now we both know
That there’s nowhere to go
And the damage is done
What keeps you up at night, my love?
What turns you on?
Dark shadows turn in the pale blue light
It won’t be long

A thousand torches
Beaming in the distance
They bleed from the sky
And as I open my eyes
I see they’ve come to take me home

And as I float through the sky
I know I’ve known it all along
And as the stars step aside
I know the battle rages on

A thousand torches
Beaming in the distance
They bleed from the sky
And as I open my eyes
I see they’ve come to take me home
And as I float through the sky
I know they’ve come to take me home

3 Dregs

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Yaaaaiiiii!

Awake in the dark
Dreaming of day
Skating my life away
On impossible ice, but I didn’t know
Why do I hate me so?
Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Gone out of their minds
In for the kill
But I can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Thought of a lie, and
Thought of a bomb
Thought if I played along
That I might slip away
And out on my own
Guess that I should’ve known
As bullets divide flesh of the sky
Sunlight goes bleeding by
Gone out of their minds
In for the kill
But I can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Dreaming awake
What can I do?
What ever happened to…
Days gone by?
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

4 Wake Pig

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I was dreaming of this place
Where the earth and sky did blaze
And everywhere I’d run
The fire so high in the sky
I couldn’t find the sun

Wake up, soldier
There’s no dreams left in the dark
Save them
Save yourself
To the last breath
Never forget you could be over

Now my heart and mind are one
I look down at the blood on the ground
Tell me what I’ve done
And everywhere that I could see
The fire so high in the sky
Now we can’t get free

Wake up, soldier
There’s no dreams left in the dark
God has called you home
To the last day
Ever the flame levers the spark

Beyond the static screen
The monster wields a dream
He knows he can’t be seen
Behind the mask

Shadows seem to multiply
In the space where they’ll never find time
For all across the universe
The uninvited guest
It’s like an…

Wake up, soldier
There’s no dreams
Left in the dark
Save them
Save yourself
To the last breath
Never forget you could be over
You could be over
What if nothing is something that you could be?
You could be over
Oh, you could be over
What if nothing is something that you could be?
You could be over

5 Bramfatura

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Instrumental

6 Trust

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Gentlemen, how’d you get up there?
How you gonna get down?
Sweeping all the search lights above
Over the ground
And I shudder to think
That this is the catastrophe
That fate has in mind
And now buried are the feelings still alive
That you’ll never find

They stopped digging for you long ago
My sacred soul, it won’t be long

Borderline, and I can not keep still
Your enemies have trained you
To wear a smile as you kill
And now buried alive
You can’t deny
That worst of all
The joke was on you
Now you’re scratching out a silent goodbye
With just a candle in a coffin and…

They stopped digging for you long ago
My sacred soul, it won’t be long
Look into my eyes
At the price I pay
Watch them fade away
Still the beat goes on

They stopped digging for you long ago
My sacred soul, it won’t be long
Look into my eyes
At the price I pay
Watch them fade away
Still the beat goes on

The price I pay
The price I pay
The price I pay

7 Dogs of War

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Good, now that we’re finally alone
I get the feeling you know I know
Know right from wrong
And a few give up, and a few give in

We could run away
Ah, but they would hunt us down
What else can I say
But turn this ship around?

Breathe in a vacuum of air
Seek to accumulate your share
Sorry, but life is unfair
And I get the feeling you don’t know
Who to believe anymore
The rabbit who runs or the dogs of war

Great, now that we’ve been introduced
I get the feeling you know I know
Know you’re confused
And a few give up, and a few give in

We could run away
Ah, but they would hunt us down
What else can I say
But turn this ship around?

Breathe in a vacuum of air
Seek to accumulate your share
Sorry, but life is unfair
And I get the feeling you don’t know
Who to believe anymore
The rabbit who runs or the dogs of war
The dogs of war…
We could run away
Ah, but they would hunt us down
What else can I say
But turn this ship around?

Breathe in a vacuum of air
Seek to accumulate your share
Sorry, but life is unfair
And I get the feeling you don’t know
Who to believe anymore
The rabbit who runs or the dogs of war
The dogs of war…

8 Soul to Sell

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Do you think we’re fools?
We know it won’t be long
‘Til you drill a well
And fall straight through the roof of Hell
And they lock you in a prison cell
And leave the tale for you to tell
You got no more soul to sell

But oh well, that’s life
So carve on with your crooked knife
You’re so strong, you’re so precise
One day you’ll learn to take your own advice
And make your home in a prison cell
And leave the tale for me to tell
You got no more soul to sell

And any place you place the blame
The water tastes the same
The sunlight hurts your eyes
It’s no surprise
And anyone you chance to meet
A stranger on the street
They’re bound to wonder why you run so dry
You drink the tears from their eyes

Do you think we’re fools?
We know it won’t be long
‘Til you drill a well
And fall straight through the roof of Hell
And they lock you in a prison cell
And leave the tale for me to tell
You got no more soul to sell

9 One Way Town

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This is a story of a
Roller coaster child
In the city living
Where there once was wild, wild
I’m not the enemy
Not defending thee
The place where they’re sending me
Is such a long way down, down, down

You turn the other way
In a one way town
Put your eye to the sky
Plant your feet into the ground
What’s the word?
Bright as the sun in your eyes
You left a tear in the dust
But you never said goodbye

You say that you’re quitting
But you’re still gonna do it
Long song skipping on
The record in your head, head
You say that you’re leaving
But you’re walking in circles
Running from a memory
That you wanna forget

You know you look the other way
In a one way town
Put your eye to the sky
Plant your feet into the ground
We’ll find a world
A place where the light never dies
You left a tear in the dust
But you never said goodbye

And it’s a story of a
Roller coaster town
Well you can touch the top of the sky
But then you’re gonna come down, down

You try to run away
In a one way town
Put your eye to the sky
Plant your feet into the ground
You found a world
A place where the light never dies
You left a tear in the dust
But you never said goodbye

‘Cause we’re the other way
In a one way town
You left a tear in the dust
But you never settled down
Another world
Bright as the sun in your eyes
You left a tear in the dust
Run away, goodbye

10 Queen

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Torn apart
Begging the forgiveness of your heart
No words can provide
Ours is a deeper truth inside
You called me out
Now all the tides are turning us to doubt
I’m dreaming
I’m drowning
I’m wide awake
Breathing in and breathing out
The beast within the priest without
A lonely voice
And I need to make it over the wall tonight, my love

Blown away
Blinded in the brightness of our day
No lens can provide
Ours is a vision deep inside
Still you call me out
Now all the tides are turning us to doubt
I’m dreaming
I’m drowning
I’m wide awake
Breathing in and breathing out
The beast within the priest without
A lonely voice
And I need to make it over the wall tonight, my love

In the mirror glass
Watch the world drift past too fast
And deep inside
You know I’d die
The perfect love
The meaning of the poem is true
It imitates your life
The wind blows over the wall tonight, my love
I’m dreaming
I’m drowning
I’m wide awake
Breathing in and breathing out
The beast within the priest without
A lonely voice
And I need to make it over the wall tonight, my love
I’m dreaming
I’m drowning
I’m wide awake
Breathing in and breathing out
The beast within the priest without
A lonely voice
And I need to make it over the wall tonight, my love

11 Circus Without Clowns

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This is the night of living dead
They crowd the streets
In search of who they are
And when it’s time to go to bed
You can hear them breathe
Like choking on a cigar

And though I’d like to pledge allegiance
Well I’m afraid it can’t be found
So as they fire up their legions
I’ve got another plan
Some of you won’t understand

This is a circus without clowns
Rotting in this town
I try to hold my ground
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right
We’re in a circus without clowns
Rotting in this town
We try to hold our ground
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right somehow

This is the night of living dead
They watch the screen
But they don’t know what it means
And when it’s time to lift your head
You hear the scream
Sirens drag you out of your dream
And though I’d like to pledge allegiance
Well I’m afraid it can’t be found
So as they fire up their legions
I’ve got another plan
Some of you won’t understand

This is a circus without clowns
Rotting in this town
I try to hold my ground
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right
We’re in a circus without clowns
Rotting in this town
We try to hold our ground
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right somehow

This is the night of living dead
They walk the ledge
And then they tumble over the edge
You know I’d like to pledge allegiance
Now I’ve got another plan
Some of you won’t understand

This is a circus without clowns
(Circus without clowns)
Rotting in this town
(Rotting in this town)
I try to hold my ground
(I try to hold my ground)
But that ain’t right
(That’s what can’t be found)
That ain’t right
We’re in a circus without clowns
(Circus without clowns)
Rotting in this town
(Rotting in this town)
We try to hold our ground
(We try to hold our ground)
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right somehow

This is the circus without clowns
(This is the night of living dead)
Rotting in this town
I try to hold my ground
(They walk the lonely road
In search of who they are)
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right somehow
We’re in a circus without clowns
(This is the night of living dead)
Rotting in this town
We try to hold our ground
But that ain’t right
That ain’t right

12 Where’s Max

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Oh

I’m the dog and you’re the lord
I’m the dog and you’re the lord
You’re the dog and I’m the lord
You’re the dog, now I’m the lord
Oh

She said

Oh

13 Amaze Disgrace

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Amaze disgrace
How sweet the sound
Of footfalls in
The underground
And rise my children
Come and play
The perfect earth
She’s been blown away
And don’t you fear it
When you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s
How it lets itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide our screams
Amaze disgrace
Oh how sweet it is
Your life’s blood bleeds
Along your wrist
And rise my children
Come and see
The perfect earth
Catastrophe
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to hide our screams
It was a night like tonight
So many years ago
I was drawn towards the light
Held on too tight, could not let go
And rise my children come and play
The perfect earth, she’s been blown away
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
(Stirring down below)
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
(Self into your soul)
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
(Stirring down below)
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide our screams
Amaze (disgrace)
(Amaze disgrace)
Amaze…



Summercamp Nightmare Top
2003
Planet Noise Records

1 Endless Alibi

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There will come a day when the rain will fall
The sky will fall, too – a tragedy in blue
And the rage will come
You would not like me when I am angry
But you might like me, yeah, when I’ve had a few
A few blue balloons
To raise the ancient ruins of my brain
All my pain, my never ending reign
As king of into the unknown
Have you seen the incandescent queen?
Could you put her on the telephone?

‘Cause it won’t be long until we get back home
We’re running but it isn’t far to the backseat of my car
In a world that’s full of crime
Baby, I just wish that I
Could be your endless alibi

Something in the way that she says to me:
“Come on boy, let’s leave – it’s time to stop
Believing in a ghost from another day
When life was lined with innocent and guilty”
And it never goes away until I’ve had a few
A few blue balloons
To raise the ancient ruins of my brain
All my pain, my never ending reign
As king of into the unknown
Have you seen the incandescent queen?
Could you put her on the telephone?
Yeah

‘Cause it won’t be long until we get back home
We’re running but it isn’t far to the backseat of my car
In a world that’s full of crime
Baby, I just wish that I
Could be your…
No more heroes, no more zeros
They all have gone away
The future comes today
No more red lines, no more headlines at all
The future comes today, and with it melts away
The ice cream memory

‘Cause it won’t be long until we get back home
We’re running but it isn’t far to the backseat of my car
In a world that’s full of crime
Baby, I just wish that I
Could be your endless alibi

‘Cause it won’t be long until we get back home
We’re running but it isn’t far to the backseat of my car
In a world that’s full of crime
Baby, I just wish that I
Could be your endless alibi

(‘Cause it won’t be long)
Yeah
(Running but it isn’t far)
Yeah

In a world that’s full of crime
Baby, I just wish that I
Could be your endless alibi

2 Halloween

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Deeper, deeper than God
The kid is just a sleeper
Look in his eyes
“I think he’s got a fever
Should I get his mom?”
No, go and get a scalpel
We’re planting a bomb
I think we’ll build a tower
Inside of his head
That topples every hour
Renders him dead
We’ll put him in a blender
See how he does
Until he can’t remember
The boy that he was
This is Halloween
It’s Halloween
Ha ha ha ha
This is Halloween
Whoever you are
Persistence: this is the key
Lock him in a basement
Leave him to me
A thing goes wrong
In the darkness unseen
As we’re lighting them up
You know they’re splicing the gene

This is Halloween
It’s Halloween
Ha ha ha ha
This is Halloween
Whoever you are

The sin is the same
For masking the blame
But you didn’t wanna
Down in the valley below
There’s people on fire
And they don’t even know

This is Halloween
It’s Halloween
Ha ha ha ha
This is Halloween
Whoever you are

(This is Halloween)
Many thanks to you
Many things to do
And the beat goes on
(This is Halloween)
Until the beat gets through
Teary eyes only see
A blurry reality
And the beat goes on
Until the beat gets free

3 Dregs

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Yaaaaiiiii!

Awake in the dark
Dreaming of day
Skating my life away
On impossible ice, but I didn’t know
Why do I hate me so?
Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Gone out of their minds
In for the kill
But I can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Thought of a lie, and
Thought of a bomb
Thought if I played along
That I might slip away
And out on my own
Guess that I should’ve known
As bullets divide flesh of the sky
Sunlight goes bleeding by
Gone out of their minds
In for the kill
But I can remember still…

Days gone by
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

Burn into ash, ash into dust
Aren’t these the gods we trust?
Dreaming awake
What can I do?
What ever happened to…
Days gone by?
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Right on time
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind
Welcome to the dregs of my mind

4 Broadway Alien

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He can’t get in, he can’t get out
He starts to spin, he rounds about
So you’re leaving town
I watch you turn the bend
But the earth is round
You’ll be back again

The name of us is this, my love

We gotta get out of here
Methinks the end is near
We gotta get out of here
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
The game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
The game is to exist at all, my love

Hahahahahahaha

A domicile, but the truth remains
She picks apart my brains
Oh so strange

We gotta get out of here
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
The game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
The game is to exist at all, my love

(So you’re leaving town)
So you’re leaving town
(Watch you turn the bend)
Watch you turn the bend
(But the earth is round)
But the earth is round
(You’ll be back again)
You’ll be back again

Wake up
And let’s get out of here
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
The game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

My love
My love
My love

The name of us is this: the alien
The game is to exist at all, my love

5 Signs of Life

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Who do you think you are?
Are you Allison?
Are you on the sun
And searching for a star?
Do you know what you are?
An insect in a jar
What do you think you see?
You know, nothing’s for free
You’re a robot in a dildo factory
You are the interdimensional
You’re the illusion of the fake
You’re the Play-Doh
And the oven Easy Bake
Do you know what’s at stake?
(Over there)
Colorful ladies are combing their hair
Searching for enemies
They don’t care where
Looking around for signs of life
Sharpening their knives
4 o’clock in the morning
And I’m mourning for the last
Of the passers by
As I go walking past
At last
In their eyes there’s astronomy
There’s a stranger striking tones
There’s a dragon
Dragging on his broken bones
He’d like to crawl back home
(Over there)
Colorful ladies are combing their hair
Searching for enemies
They don’t care where
Looking around for signs of life
Sharpening their knives
(Over there)
Colorful ladies are combing their hair
Searching for enemies
They don’t care where
Looking around for signs of life
(Over there)
Colorful ladies are combing their hair
Searching for enemies
They don’t care where
Looking around for signs of life
Sharpening their knives

6 Dive

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Faith – pretending you are not home
I almost believe you
But now you’re not alone
‘Cause I can perceive you

She floats in the water
And I think she’s drowning alive
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Boy, don’t be a fool
She’ll be draining the pool as you dive

Sure – ignorance seems to be free
I’d like to remind you
The price of what you don’t see
Oh shit, look out behind you

A ghost in the water
And I think she thinks she’s alive
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Boy, don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool as you…

Dive into the same black hole
Survival of the fittest soul
(The door is opened up before your eyes)
(Except our perception is) way too slow
There are no final goodbyes on this earth

Oh…the doc’s only daughter, and now…

She floats in the water
And I think she’s drowning alive
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Boy, don’t be a fool all your life

A ghost in the water
And I think she thinks she’s alive
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Boy, don’t be a fool
She’ll be draining the pool

Oh no, don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool
Oh no, don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool as you dive

No, don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool
Don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool
Don’t be a fool, she’ll be draining the pool as you dive

7 Fable

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Alarmed by fascination
The darkness in me grows
A moment’s hesitation
The dark assumes control
Really, I don’t know what matters
I only know two things
First it is a flower that flatters
Second is a scorpion stings
I’m giving up on a wish in the well
Alright
I’m sick and tired of trying to tell
Whether I’m facing front or back
Waiting in line, let me sling this fable
Have you seen the papers?
They’re written from a bird’s eye view
Unsafe beneath a surface of saviors
They can’t see me or you
I’m giving up on a wish in the well
Alright
I’m sick and tired of trying to tell
Whether I’m facing front or back
Waiting in line, let me sling this fable
Well the future came today
The alarm bell sounds the stage
While these fools twiddle their thumbs
Something wicked this way comes
I’m giving up on a wish in the well
Alright
I’m sick and tired of trying to tell
Oh yeah
I’m giving up on a wish in the well
Oh yeah
I’m sick and tired
Whether I am facing front or back
Waiting in line, let me sling this fable

8 Pretty Girls

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Well I don’t really know what I’ve done
But they tell me it’s 4:21
And the snakes are all shedding the light
While I stockpile secrets
Alone in my darkness

I’m searching the crowd for a smile
But there are no pretty girls in style
In the 9th grade of Hell where I’m from
There are no pretty girls – how come?

For the State of the Union Address
He’ll be dressing himself for the press
They’ll be pressing him up to confess
That the state of the union’s a mess
And the point is…

He’s searching the crowd for a smile
But there are no pretty girls in style
In the 9th grade of Hell where he’s from
There are no pretty girls – how come?

There’s a man overboard underneath
That don’t shut up – oddly enough he can’t speak
That’s not enough
Melody might spring a leak they can’t shut off
A ship slowly sinking at sea, we self destruct

Well they came in the dead of the night
And they looked to be looking to fight
So I challenged the lead to the line
And he broke me like glass
As he passed into presently…

Searching the crowd for a smile
But there are no pretty girls in style
In the 9th grade of Hell where they’re from
There are no pretty girls – how come?

Well I’m searching the crowd for a smile
But there are no pretty girls in style
In the 9th grade of Hell where I’m from
There are no pretty girls – how come?

9 Bedroom in Hell

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Hell’s not hot
It’s so cold that it burns
So I’m watching the pot
Until the fire returns
Voices of those familiar
Whisper “I’m sorry my son
If the devil ain’t already killed you
Thy kingdom may never come”
Yeah
So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

One by one the guilty trudge
All in single file
One by one they leap from the ledge
One by one they land in the pile
And they wait for the fireworks to start
They wait in the darkness alone
If the devil had half of a heart
Oh, then he might just come back home

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

Well I hope you don’t
Think me ungrateful
But I can’t think of what
Could be worse
Than to sit all alone on a bed
Made of stone
Watching the shadows rehearse
See, Hell ain’t no place
Where they melt you down, no
In fact it’s so cold that you learn
Oh, to sit with your sins
‘Til a new day begins
And the devil returns

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well
Yeah
So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Oh, never a drop in the well

Never a drop in the well
Oh there’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Never a drop in the well
Never a drop in the well

10 Amaze Disgrace

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Amaze disgrace
How sweet the sound
Of footfalls in
The underground
And rise my children
Come and play
The perfect earth
She’s been blown away
And don’t you fear it
When you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s
How it lets itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide our screams
Amaze disgrace
Oh how sweet it is
Your life’s blood bleeds
Along your wrist
And rise my children
Come and see
The perfect earth
Catastrophe
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to hide our screams
It was a night like tonight
So many years ago
I was drawn towards the light
Held on too tight, could not let go
And rise my children come and play
The perfect earth, she’s been blown away
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
(Stirring down below)
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
(Self into your soul)
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
(Stirring down below)
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide our screams
Amaze (disgrace)
(Amaze disgrace)
Amaze…

11 Soul Reality

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Spaceship – long trip – fat lip – fly
I’m gonna miss you
Back on planet Earth
Now that I’m so high
Been a long time
Living in a world of crime
Never again, friend of a friend
Telling it’s a lie
Boy, I think you’re way out of line
Better luck again next time
Never again, friend of a friend
Telling it’s a lie

And I don’t understand
Why’d they choose me
The abduction of my soul reality
How long I’ve been gone
I do not really know
But I think I see a planet below

Spaceship – long trip – fat lip – fly
It’s been a long time
Living in a world of crime
Never again, friend of a friend
Telling it’s a lie

And I don’t understand
Why’d they choose me
The abduction of my soul reality
How long I’ve been gone
I do not really know
But I think I see a planet below

And I don’t understand
Why’d they choose me
The abduction of my soul reality
How long I’ve been gone
I do not really know
But I think I see a planet below

I don’t understand
Why’d they choose me
The abduction of my own reality
How long I’ve been gone
Well, I do not really know
But I think I see
Think I see a planet
(Below)
Below

12 Latest From Mars

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Me and the latest from Mars
Clone our respective goodbyes
Shedding a skin full of scars
Peeling the lids from our eyes

I know they don’t seem to care
I don’t think they understand
I don’t think they understand

Claire, where the hell of you been?
I’ve waited for more than an hour
Out there’s a whole world of sin
Back home the milk has gone sour

I know they don’t seem to care
I don’t think they understand
I don’t think they understand

Hopelessly out of control
Dividing yourself from your soul
You think I don’t know what you’ve done
Right now it’s 4:21

I know they don’t seem to care
I don’t think they understand
I don’t think they understand
I think my brain is off
I’m just a little peculiar
A word goes in one ear and
Into the future
To think I never saw you
I only pretended
Your show got preempted, though
And that’s the truth

I know they don’t seem to care
I don’t think they understand
I don’t think they understand

I know they don’t seem to care
I don’t think they understand
I don’t think they understand

 

 

Joey Eppard
Been To The Future Top
2002
Planet Noise Records

  1. Static
  2. Balloon
  3. Been To The Future
  4. Stranded In A Treetop
  5. Lay Down The Law
  6. Simple Words
  7. The Game
  8. Faster
  9. Paint By Number
  10. Helpless Belvedere
  11. Puddle
  12. Vinegar Hill
  13. Trail of Tears
  14. Amaze Disgrace
  15. Blood Lust Tusks



Half Life Top
2001
Planet Noise Records
(Live Recordings)

1 Wrong Alright (Gangstaship)

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Want you notice you’re losing focus
They mean to choke us
It could be wrong alright
We live together in life to sever
We don’t know whether
It could be wrong alright

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangsta shit
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It’s dangerous I know

World’s getting fatter on baby batter
So what’s the matter?
It could be wrong alright
Shall I continue the beast within you?
What a week we’ve been through
It could be wrong alright

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a puff of smoke in an empty space
So we can talk about some gangsta shit
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It’s dangerous I know
(Dangerous I know)

We can talk about some gangsta shit
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It’s dangerous
We can talk about some gangsta shit
Violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
Well it’s dangerous I know

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangsta shit
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It’s dangerous I know
(Well it’s dangerous)
Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangsta shit
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
Well it’s dangerous I know

2 Paint By Number

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I do what you want me to do
I say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I play what you want me to play
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, well
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Well, well, well…
So how come the road never clears?
How come it’s always so cold?
I guess there’s no way out of here, well
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, well
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine, hey

Let’s take it down another notch
Dim all my brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free, well

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine, babe

Oh, paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Paint by number
Obey all posted signs, yea
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Aw, here it comes!

3 Body Turn to Dust

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Looking in the mirror do you find
You can see the road you’ve left behind
Almost to the point of no return
You can feel the fire start to burn

I believe in chanting what you start
You get the body, play the part
Almost to the point of no return
Yeah, you can feel the fire start to burn

All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul
But I don’t do that no more
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body…)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust

I believe the time has come to stop
You can tell me now you never dropped
Almost to the point of no return
You can feel the fire start to burn
All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul, yeah
But I don’t do that no more, no
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body…)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust

All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul, yeah
But I don’t do that no more, no more, no
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body…)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
(You got to)
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
(You got to)
Your body turn to dust
(You got to)
Oh, yeah
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Oh, yeah, yeah
(You got to)
Body turn to dust
Body turn to dust
(You got to, you got to, you got to)
Body turn to dust
Oh yeah, yeah
Body turn to dust

4 Broadway Alien

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He can’t get in, he can’t get out
He starts to spin, he rounds about
So you’re leaving town
Watch you turn the bend
But the earth is round
You’ll come back again

The name of us is this, my love

We gotta get out of here
Methinks the end is near, strange
We gotta get out of here, whoah
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
The game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

Domicile, but the truth remains
She picks apart my brains
Oh so strange

We gotta get out of here, whoah
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
You know the game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

Wake up
Let’s get out of here
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
You know the game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

My love
My love
My love

The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

5 You Call Me Baby

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Did you ever feel so small
In the face of it all
That if you cut yourself in two
There’d be nothing left of you?
‘Cause all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where there’s an empty seat
Somebody saved for us saying
Hey (hey) you what do you do
When you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s the longest fall
An even longer haul
From the top of the line
To the place you crawl sayin’

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
Hey, it’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight
Because I know it’s right
One day you will all wake up
From the American dream
American dream

Late at night you go to bed
Don’t be so sure you’re not dead
In the morning when you wake
You better check the space that you take up
‘Cause all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where there’s an empty seat
Somebody saved for us saying
Hey (hey) you what do you do
When you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s the longest haul
And even longer fall
From the top of the line
To the place where you crawl sayin’

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
Hey, it’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight
Because I know it’s right

Ever wonder what you are
Besides the sum of your sensation?
Dark and starless night
You know my mind is under
Constant renovation, revelation
Leaving on the light
We are the children of an age
Of ancient, faceless information
Don’t forget to write
You know I’d grow up
But I don’t think I could stand the elevation
I’m afraid of heights
Oh

Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again, nah
Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
Oh, all the king’s horses
All the king’s men
Could not get us back together again
Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again, oh

Yeah
You call me baby
I could be
I could be, oh
You call me baby
Yeah

6 Bedroom in Hell

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Hell’s not hot
It’s so cold that it burns
So I’m watching the pot
Until the fire returns
Voices of those familiar
Whisper “I’m sorry my son
If the devil ain’t already killed you
Thy kingdom may never come”
So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

One by one the guilty trudge
All in single file
One by one they leap from the ledge
One by one they land in the pile
And they wait for the fireworks to start
They wait in the darkness alone
If the devil had half of a heart, yeah
Then he might just come back home

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well
Alright

Well I hope you don’t
Think me ungrateful
But I can’t think of what
Could be worse
Than to sit all alone on a bed
Made of stone
Watching the shadows reverse
See, Hell ain’t no place
Where they melt you down
In fact it’s so cold that you learn
To sit with your sins
‘Til a new day begins
And the devil returns
Hell yeah

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well
So what do you think, yeah
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

Oh, never a drop
Never a drop
Never a drop in the well
Oh, there’s never a drop
Never a drop
Never a drop in the well
There’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well

7 Get 2Gether

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When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long

And when they tell you
That you don’t need eyes to see
You pack up your bags, check your price tags
Looking back at me
You know the truth, know it well
You cannot lie
What about your friends?
What about all the loose ends to tie?
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long

And it’s just the system trying
To bring another good man down
Act like you miss him
Yes it all comes back around
You know the truth, know it well
You cannot lie
What about your friends?
What about all the loose ends to tie?

When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long, long, long, long,
la, la, la, long!

8 Paint By Number Again

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I do what you want me to do
I say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I’ll play like you want me to play
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah
So how come the road never clears?
How come it’s always so cold?
I guess there ain’t no way out of here, yeah
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine

Let’s take it down another notch
Dim all my brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Gonna let it shine

Oh, well, well, well
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Paint by number, oh
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Here we go!

9 Gartdrumm’s Paradise

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Instrumental

10 Amaze Disgrace

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Amaze disgrace
How sweet the sound
Of footfalls in
The underground
And rise my children
Come and see
The perfect earth
Catastrophe
And don’t you fear it
When you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s
How it lets itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide your screams, yeah!
Amaze disgrace
Oh how sweet it is
Your life blood bleeds
Along your wrist
And rise my children
Come and play
The perfect earth’s
Been blown away
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to hide your screams, yeah!
It was a night like tonight
So many years ago
I was drawn towards the light
Held on too tight, I could not let go
And rise my children come and see
The perfect earth catastrophe
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
Don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide your screams
Amaze
Disgrace
Whoah

11 Life’s Not Fair

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Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear, swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Yeah, yeah

We try most of all to get things done
We try most of all to change our world
When the joke wears thin
I wonder, have we been the same?

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoodoodoo

We try most of all to get things done
We try most of all to see how it is
When the joke wears thin
I wonder, have we been the same?

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Doodoodoodoodoodoo

Throw me a line, reach out in time
To a place where the rivers run dry
Light up your soul, you never know
Beautiful sky in this twilight of the banks, it shan’t be long
Light up your soul, you never know

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Doodoodoodoodoodoo, yeah
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoodoodoo
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoo
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
Well I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Life’s not fair



Paint By Number Top
1998
Planet Noise Records

1 You’ve Been Shot

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You’ve been shot
Full of holes
You feel your eyes
About to close
And the clothes you’re in
Seem paper thin
You feel the frostbite
Fangs sink in
‘Cause it’s cold outside
With no place to hide
Your blood out in the snow
And the people stare
But they’re unaware
Of why you had to go

Well think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
You finally tried the other side
Of a gangster’s gun

Paralyzed
But a pulse remains
To pump last thoughts
Through your dying brains
Remember Mom
Said always do your best
But now a bullet burns
Within your chest
And the sirens sound
Crowd gathers round
Like moths to flame will fly
‘Cause they love blood’s smell
But they’re scared as hell
Of what it means to die

Well think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
You finally tried the other side
Of a gangster’s gun

I smell something burning
Like a flag, like a rubber tire
What you kids been cooking
That’s got my kitchen full of fire?
Well it’s American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We’ll go to the barn
And lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go

Well think of all the fun you’ve had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
You finally tried the other side
Of a gangster’s gun

American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
(You’ve been shot)
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go

(You’ve been shot)
American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
(You’ve been shot)
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go

(Oh, you’ve been shot)
American stew
‘Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
(Oh, you’ve been shot)
We’ll go to the barn
And we’ll lay down low
And hide ’til all of the fires go

2 Leaving After All

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Behind her smile
She licks the blood off of her teeth
And says she’ll stay
Because it’s easier that way
Way
And I’ve had enough
So shut me down or just shut up
I’m sick of hearing your confessions
(Confessions)
I’m sick of cleaning up your messes
(Messes)
If that’s the way you are
Then that’s the way I’m gonna be
If that’s the way you are
You are just wasting away

I’m sinking and thinking
I’ll override this (undertow)
Have I been
Relying
Too much on you to stay afloat?
Your funny face
You’re leaned against the wall
I can’t believe it’s true
That you’re not you
And you’re leaving after all

Time is a bus
That drives itself through all of us
We sag and drag in funny places
(Places)
When traffic’s heavy on our faces
(Faces)
If that’s the way you are
Then that’s the way I’m gonna be
If that’s the way you are
You are just wasting away

I’m sinking and thinking
I’ll override this (undertow)
Have I been
Relying
Too much on you to stay afloat?
Your funny face
You’re leaned against the wall
I can’t believe it’s true
That you’re not you
And you’re leaving after all

You say, “I’ll stay the same
If you’ll just trust”
From me to you and rust to dust
But I watch you walking day to day
Pick up some change along the way
The way
If that’s the way you are
Then that’s the way I’m gonna be
If that’s the way you are
You are just wasting away

(If that’s the way)
I can’t believe it’s true
(The way)
I found out that you’re not you
(The way)
You said you’d stay, yes I recall
(You are just wasting)
Oh
(Away)
I can’t believe it’s true
I found out that you’re not you
You said you’d stay, yes I recall
But you’re leaving after all

3 Wrongside

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Driving Alexis all of the way home
She’s like a child
Except that she is grown
If we cannot find the yellow lines
How then can we know
When we’re driving on
The wrong side of the road?
Wrong side of the road
Welcome to what you have bought
I’d like to thank you, thank you a lot
For hanging up on words and on walls
And taking these calls
So do you have what it takes?
To drive in the city
You better slam on your brakes
You better step on the gas
You better not come in last
Oh but you can’t go too fast

Driving Alexis all of the way home
She’s like a child
Except that she is grown
If we can’t find the yellow lines
How then can we know
If we’re driving on
The wrong side of the road?
Wrong side of the road

We hit, we run, and we spill
Poor little freedom
We’re bleeding him still
Get on the bandwagon
Or end up road kill
There’s no free will

Driving Alexis all of the way home
She’s like a child
Except that she is grown
If we cannot find the yellow lines
How then can we know
When we’re driving on
The wrong side of the road?
Wrong side of the road

I took a long drive just for you
What else can I do
But hope one day
The truth will see me through?
I hardly believe it hurts so badly
Oh Bradley, for you to say
What you think we should do
Wrong side of the road

Driving Alexis all of the way home
We’re just like children
Except that we are grown
If we cannot find the yellow lines
How then can we know
When we’re driving on
The wrong side of the road?
Wrong side of the road
Wrong side of the road
Wrong side of the road
Wrong side of the road

4 Lay Down the Law

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This song is not about you
It’s not about me
It’s about the blood and the blade
Stabbed into the back of somebody
Somebody is someone who is stable
But still remains unable to really be himself
Cause if he were he
Then she would still be with somebody
And not someone else
Someone else
This song is not about me
And the battles that I’ve won
It’s about the warped kitchen floor
From the water left on to run
And the pile of dirty dishes
That is never done
And the ashes in the sink
Floating in the water
Somebody doesn’t wanna have to
But somebody ought to

Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while
Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while
For a while

This song is a survey of scenes somebody sees
Masked with melodies
There’s no way to let go, no way to forget
That there’s nowhere to grow
Just the room to regret
Where she holds him back confined to a space
But she holds somebody in the first place

Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while
Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while
For a while

Somebody is stranded light years from home
On a planet where people
Are not like his own
Where they pay to be brainwashed
And told what to see
And not many dare question authority
Where a sick television is coughing up blood
And it stains every life and it’s starting to flood
Fills the holes in our brains
As it pours from the screens
And it stains the newspapers and the magazines

Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while
Lay down the law, don’t change your style
Lead on to leave
Baby, come on back for a while

Lay down the law
Lay down the law
Don’t change your style
Don’t change
Lay down the law
Lay down the law
Lay down the law

5 Paint By Number

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Do what you want me to do
Say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I’ll play like you want me to play
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
So how come the road never clears?
How come it’s always so cold?
I guess there’s no way out of here
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?

Let’s take it down another notch
Dim all your brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?

I’m gonna let it shine!
C’mon J, let it shine

Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Oh, paint by number
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
(Here we go)

6 You Call Me Baby

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You call me baby
You call me baby

Did you ever feel so small
In the face of it all
That if you cut yourself in two
There’d be nothing left of you?
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where there’s an empty seat
Somebody saved for us, saying
Hey (hey) you (you), what do you do
When you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s the longest haul
An even longer fall
From the top of the line
To the place you crawl, sayin’

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
It’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight
Because I know it’s right, yeah
One day you will all wake up
From the American dream
American dream

Late at night you go to bed
Don’t be so sure you’re not dead
In the morning when you wake
Better check the space that you take up
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
On a sick television
That’s coughing up blood
And it stains every life and it’s starting
To flood, saying hey (hey) you (you)
What do you do when you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where all the hoes hang out
To be the first to touch, sayin’

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
It’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight, yeah
Because I know it’s right

Ever wonder what you are
Besides the sum of your sensation?
Black and starless night
You know my mind is under
Constant renovation, revelation
Leaving on the light
We are the children of an age
Of ancient, faceless information
Don’t forget to write
You know I’d grow up
But I don’t think I could stand the elevation
I’m afraid of heights
One day you will all wake up
From the American dream
American dream
What am I? Yeah, yeah
[scat]

All the king’s horses
(You call me baby)
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
(You call me baby)
You call me baby
You call me baby
Do it my way
You call me baby
You call me baby
I could believe in you now
You call me baby

7 Astroknot

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My name is Michael, I ride my bicycle
Hard up the high hills
Of Charlemagne’s driveway
I climb up the trellis
Lock fingers into lattice work
And watch as she takes off her shirt
And the war began on sacred ground
Funded by the green silk gown
She slips right into
And she needs to sleep
And he needs to wake up
He wanted to try the space that she takes up

This is Earth to astroknot
There’s not a lot of hope for you tonight
And I believe the sun can stay
And rise you through the gray

Well I’d like to join the circus
And what did I do to deserve this
Hole in my life?
Well in the morning when you wake up
You’d better check the space you take up
Now isn’t that nice? You’re bound to your fate
And I won’t be coming home tonight
I’ve hanged myself upstairs
Inside her bedroom closet
And she needs to sleep
And he needs to wake up
He wanted to try
The space that she takes up

This is Earth to astroknot
There’s not a lot of hope for you tonight
And I believe the sun can stay
And rise you through this perfect day

In the final days they’ll call us
Like monkeys from the forest
We’ve opened the gate
You’re bound to your fate
And I might be a psycho
But I still ride my bicycle
And I won’t be coming home tonight
I’ve hanged myself upstairs
Inside the bedroom closet
And she needs to sleep
And he needs to wake up, he wanted to try
The space that she takes up

This is Earth to astroknot
There’s not a lot of hope for you tonight
And I believe the sun can stay
And rouse you through this perfect day

8 Blood on the Blankets

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Late at night I go to bed
Pull the blankets over my head
Thoughts of you get in my brain
Like a faucet drips into a drain
And I can’t forget you, though I don’t recall
When I ever met you if I met you at all
Are you an illusion? Say it ain’t so
Excuse the intrusion, but
I’ve got no where else that I can go
Oh, there’s blood on the blankets
And nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
At shadows on the wall

Place a banana peel outside my door
I don’t know how I feel
You seem to be sure
Though I don’t believe it
I come when you call
Though I can perceive it
I slip and I fall
And I can’t forget you
Though I don’t recall
When I ever met you
If I met you at all
Are you an illusion? Say it ain’t so
Excuse the intrusion, but
I’ve got nowhere else that I can go

Oh, there’s blood on the blankets
And I’m scared
Someone’s beside me
But nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
At shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall

It’s the long-awaited single
From the album unreleased
Artist deceased
You’re the bastard undertaker
I’m a corpse beneath your knife
For all of my life, just a dead fish
I’ve got one wish
I wish you’d stop embalming me
With all your fluid fantasy

And I can’t forget you
Though I don’t recall
When I ever met you
If I met you at all
Are you an illusion? Say it ain’t so
Excuse the intrusion
But I’ve got nowhere else that I can go

Oh, there’s blood on the blankets and I’m scared
Someone’s beside me
But nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
At shadows on the wall
I said nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
That’s right, nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
Said nobody’s there, I sit and I stare
At shadows on the wall

Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall

9 Careless Kim

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Careless Kim went for a swim
Where none could hear her shout
She got in to cool her skin
And never did get out
Day break
They drag the lake
And find no body, though
But she’s there, I know
Somewhere below
The emerald undertow
And though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

‘Cause I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are teardrops in the water
Another wish in the well
Why would I tell?
I’m just a peeping tom, I’m gonna go to Hell

It’s late, I’m laughing
In my room
Though I don’t get the joke
I grind my grin
Throat closes in
As chuckle turns to choke
Though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

‘Cause I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are teardrops in the water
Another wish in the well
Why would I tell?
I’m just a peeping tom, I’m gonna go to Hell

So here I am
Your sleepless little lamb
The water makes me numb
But if six feet deep is
The only way to sleep
Then baby, here I come
And though I saw her going under
I could only watch in wonder

‘Cause I don’t swim so well
It’s a miracle I’m mobile
At the choir girl hotel
There are teardrops in the water
Another wish in the well
For someone who don’t swim so well
Why would I tell?
I’m just a peeping tom, I’m gonna go to Hell

10 Better State of Mind

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You are the longest haul from home
Bones ache
And the light outside is getting low
Don’t break down
In the underground they call your name
So you hide your eyes and hold your ears
And try to stay sane
You are not the one
To play God enough to say…

My heart bleeds for you
These bones are aching, too
Would that I could not find
A better state of my mind
State of my mind
Would that I could not find
A better state of mind

You are the deepest shade of dark I know
As I watch you from behind your eyes
And I see so much straight
As you walk your circle walk and whine
How you must be somewhere
Close to home
Oh you been there all the time
You are not the one
To play God enough to say

My heart bleeds for you
These bones are aching, too
Would that I could not find
A better state of my mind
State of mind
Would that I could not find
A better state of my mind
State of my mind

That kind of magic came today, hey
Sent all this tragedy away
And all this time I thought we’d know
Everything we need to grow

My heart bleeds for you
These bones are aching, too
Would that I could not find
A better state of my mind
Oh, would that I could not find
A better state of my mind

My heart bleeds for you
These bones are aching, too
Would that I could not find
A better state of my mind
A state of my mind
Whoah, my mind
State of mind

11 Heart Attack

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Seems so easy
Don’t someone see it?
Small like wonder
Have I been dreaming?
These eyes are open
These ears can hear you
Though I’ve been screaming
You never hear me
And you go brick by brick
Walling me in
It’s cold and it’s dark
The air’s getting thin
And I need my space
I wish you’d just relax
Blood pressure building
I feel it coming on

Heart attack, don’t look back
Do you need someone to argue at?
You’ll be fine
Love ain’t always great
But hey, there’s still time

Our lines have all been said
Our words have all been drawn
Like cracks across the base
Of all you’ve built us on
And you go brick by brick
Walling me in
It’s cold and it’s dark
The air’s getting thin
And I need my space
I wish you’d just relax
Blood pressure building
I feel it coming on

Heart attack, don’t look back
Do you need someone to argue at?
You’ll be fine
Love ain’t always great
But hey, there’s still time

Yes, I’ve heard it all before, dear
And I’ve seen it all come down
Be prepared to take a fall, dear

Heart attack, don’t look back
Do you need someone to argue at?
You’ll be fine
Love ain’t always great
But hey, there’s still time

(There’s still time)
Still time
(There’s still time)
Still time
(There’s still time)
Still time

12 Old Grey Dog

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This old grey dog was born to run
Now he’s on the floor
Where he sleeps all day
But that’s alright
‘Cause he’s dreaming of the days
When he could fly
This old grey dog has had his day
Now he’ll have his night
Ah, but that’s ok, that’s alright
‘Cause he’s dreaming of the days
When he could fly

Down, boy
You’re too old to be jumping for joy
Turn your eyes to me
So clouded they barely can see
That you’ve grown
Much older than dogs get to be
Come and take just one last walk with me

This old grey dog was born to run
Now he’s on the floor
Where he sleeps all day
That’s alright
Cause he’s dreaming of the days
When he could fly

Down, boy
You’re too old to be jumping for joy
Turn your eyes to me
So clouded they barely can see
That you’ve grown
(Even tie you)
Much older than dogs get to be
(Even tie you)
Come and take this one last walk with me
We could not even tie you up
(We could not even tie you up)

This is the place where the old ones go
When we know there is no choice
Don’t be afraid to die alone
I made sure to bring your toys
You are the last I’d ever kill
Unless I believed what I believe will
Be the way for no more pain, a lesser evil
(Evil)
(Evil)
(Evil)

Now he sleeps all day
But that’s alright
‘Cause he’s dreaming of the days
When he could fly

Down, boy
You’re too old to be jumping for joy
Turn your eyes to me
So clouded they barely can see
That you’ve grown
(Could not even tie you)
Much older than dogs get to be
(Even tie you)
Come and take just one last walk with me
We could not even tie you up

(Even tie you)
(Even tie you)
(Even tie you)
(Even tie you)
(We could not even tie you)
(We could not even tie you)
(We could not even tie you)
(We could not even tie you)
We could not even tie you up

13 Policeman

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Remembering the day I met sweet mystery
A silent runaway, an effort to be free

I was a policeman
Who stumbled down the wrong path
Not a path where people go, oh no

Headlights in a haze, I must investigate
I’ve seen you in your car
I’ve got your license plate

Like a policeman
Who stumbled down the wrong path
Not a path where people go, oh no

U-V-U-4-4-5-laughing
So funny I could almost cry
You don’t know I’ve been here laughing
Long before you passed me by
Well, I’ll take you farther still, ’cause I know
I’ll take you farther still
I’ll take you farther still, ’cause I know
I’ll take you farther
U-V-U-4-4-5-laughing
Spider webs and old store shoes
You don’t know I’ve been here laughing
Long before you had to choose
Well, I’ll take you farther still, yeah I know
I’ll take you farther still
I’ll take you farther still, ’cause I know
I’ll take you farther, Father, farther, farther, Father

I was a policeman
Who stumbled down the wrong path
Not a path where people go, oh no

Just a policeman
Who stumbled down the wrong path
Not a path where people go, oh no

Just a policeman
Just a policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Just a policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Just a policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Just a policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Who stumbled down
Policeman
Who stumbled down

*All Lyrics Compiled by Lee Taggart, Lyrics Coordinator*