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Cardinal


Dream Figure

lies ain't beautiful and the stains seem almost visible
and if I've fallen down again don't lift me up I'd like to taste my sin
rains, wash them all away

tears don't cross my face, the boy has vanished without a trace
and if you knew just where I'd been you'd notify my next of kin
pain, let me feel again
come and crack my head
so soon I'll pass for dead
games yell laughable, yours the same but not quite beautiful
and if fame burns me down again, don't pick me up I like my flesh my skin
rains, wash you all away
sickened found out gaze
broken wind down phase
pain, let me feel again
come and crack my head.

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It's Heavy In Here


Fanfare
did I hear you right you'll see me now,
I change my mind from listening to you
I pull some stretch try fright inside you
holes on fire that burned my childhood smile
it might be late but time is guided
by open minds that fight disguises
hiding cowards world
binding unto nowhere
listening hard for words
and meanings that point to true love,
new love that's real
yeah, yeah
answer questions that I knew you had
I've seen your tears and heard your groaning
those open wounds still lay beside me
and if we find that what we shared was real
let's not stand 'round or wear disguises
have open time, unwrap surprises
tired and not too thrilled
with yearnings that mustn't be filled
if it's not too late I'd love to know
is what you're feeling down low
so super low, I know, and I know it's
my childhood smile.

Forging Plastic Pain
finding weight, in your words
cinch and lying bird, from other worlds
signs slipping in today
finding heavy grief out of my way
make it easy it weep don't wait until I die
nothing come between us
mothers never ween us
say bye, bye
fine dumb waif, you're for me dear
sifting balladeer, singing here
I'm growing thin, in a way
forging plastic pain, here to stay
make it easy it weep don't wait until I die
speakin' easy hush early exit exists up high
finding weight, in your words.

Soul and Nation Select Them
experience missing to know you well
this heaven it needs fixing looks so much like hell
show me the difference between grief and stone
there's none to show, so let's go and cry another iced cream
if nothing's what you choose to believe in
you've chosen your demon
spill the deadly water
hearing grounds to tread on
soul and nation select them
to lead and conquer the new world of men for disease
experience missing to know you well
this heaven it needs fixing looks so much like hell
show me the difference between grief and stone
there's none to show, so let's go to write another sad dream
if nothing's what you choose to believe in
soul conquer your demon
soul nation select them.

Faith To Clay
believe in me one day
doubting soon be far away
years from now you'll say
she was young you fell astray
broken heart, majesty
slow to heal it's her you see
it's her that grieves
for you and me
I've told you truth's love grain
simple but you're far away
get closer ease my pain
for failings that shot your faith to clay
is it over now
are you going home
is what used to be
going to murder me
I think it's time to play
at games that mirror yesterday
like children long for more
futures wait for us today
all though it's late
and you can't see
though broken hearts
that limit me, that limit me.

Angels For Crime
middle of the week
can I come and see you can I come arouse
laughing over last times
smashing us down
smashing us down
no one try and reach me
save me, catch me, please me
I'll be quiet just erase my mind (my mind)
dreams that fall around my ankles that chime
angels for crime that scream a secret
that no one's breathing
getting out of bed it's a bloody blood-shed
you could do without
fill another wine
middle of the week
can I come and see you
can I come be aroused
smashing us down
I'm smashing us down

Fried Out Broken Girl
you can try and run away
try and find a hide away, away
look don't seek that yesterday
feelings gone she couldn't, wouldn't stay
someone gots my world
it's falling down to curls
so selfish boy and girl
in careful webs they twirl
bitter's what you used to say
and vigor's what you stripped away
sold or stolen youth don't stay
broken child's dreams in play, in play
fried out broken girl
swallowed every pearl
so pitiful boy meets girl
in beautiful beds they twirl

Lust Takes Time
I remember feeling like carnival
I can't remember doing anything at all
shine one, lies on me
like sinking we call out in our sleep
so softly now you mustn't wander too deep
love breeds trust
lust takes time
I'll wait if you want me to
how long till we be through
hold one, set one free
forget furs set high in her tree
if never forever might be seen
it seems simple but far outside my reach
backwards 'round
finding your feelings
in sounds that don't whisper truth
how long till I'm ensued
name this song after you
shine one

Three-Cornered Moon
run away from bitterness
she won't wait long for you
to climb out of this
this wretched flesh
spend time above me
I feel so below thee
you thought I'd understand
whether far away or hand in hand

Distant Mother Reality
distant mother reality
nodding in hungry satisfaction
one to one sick fantasy
gnawing from the inside
be good to me
more wants more
give in to all her needs
fraught with the danger we need
limit not within these reeds
distant mother reality
nodding in hungry satisfaction

Flight and Lion
strangest heart incredible
leave me alone not approachable
travel from the inside so ugliful
shower golden sick side incapable
so fried wonderful priceless bride
unkind in turbulence childless smile
frantic though depressions let down most the time
saving love's dirt fantasy for graves that chime
so after you blow away, don't say
you're gone now it's early I pray you'll stay
flight and lion
(black flight and lion lying to me again)
sized and cryin'
(sized and cryin', calling to me again)
give her a fight be a man
I think you can
dignify our lives, breakless spine
cover every inch of envy, self denied
spastic song invention it's my place to hide
longing for that season within truths' divide
this chatter goes not very far I'm afraid
find laughter words not my frame, so little pain
flight and lion
(black flight and lion lying to me again)
sized and cryin'
(sized and cryin', calling to me again)
give her a fight be a man
I think you can
strangest heart incredible
leave me alone
I'm incapable

Poisons Will Pass Me
something is going wrong
and it doesn't seem likely
that it's poisons will pass me
somewhere where it's cool and fair
your signals will lie to me
as you stand there in front of me

Sincere Sensation
now I believe
I clearly see
we only deceive
what comes naturally
so free to agree
in nature and sea
it's where we should go
to feel four years old
free to flee don't run away
just go back home
stand and face your fears and wait
for a better day
sisters unfold
the devil's been told
to fight for my soul
he's scared lonely old
lose goodness this night
wide open delight
you're al that I know
so often told so
down to earth that's where you'll stay
beauties fly away
time is killing lights our way
it's a sunshine play
there we are
here I am , where'd we go

Fanfare (reprise)
did I hear you right you'll see me now,
I change my mind from listening to you
I pull some stretch try fright inside you
answer questions that I knew you had
I've seen your tears and heard your groaning
those open wounds still lay beside me
tired and not too thrilled
with yearnings that mustn't be filled
if it's not too late I'd love to know
is what you're feeling down low
so super low, I know, and I know it's
my childhood smile.

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The Lateness of the Hour


Ideas That Died That Day

I'd like to be under a warm gentle sea
just somewhere I can talk about it
for the people who don't care to shake it
the sum of true grief that runs from you to me
takes a simple laughter warm to melt it
sit right down you've yet to taste it
I'd like to be bull of unbelievable speech
saying truth that no one doubts it
for the people never taught to believe it
never pleasing love comes easy
loving all the time
rushing and pushing are part of the ugly
curtain we must hide (and fade to black)
Hide away the shame
never deny the blame
take a river with rapids lame
ride to safety it's fake but a game
a game to play
I wish for me to capture more than I could be
it's not too late to grow and change that
these very songs and let downs made portrait
stimulate the disease, kiss the flowers and make them sneeze
gently bend down scrub all her petals
mop the blood up knees on those nettles
like a child this cage is in need, it's barely ten yet body says three
it's off to bed then ten hours later
I'll wake to find the day hardly better
it's not so bad to wake and find that
dreams were just a play
something tells me in this new age
I might lose this stage and fade to black
never comes the day
players out of play
it's never your fault they hate
ideas that died that day

My Morning Parade
I've been with you for so many years
laid beside you, made smiles from your tears
tears that do wander your cheeks to your ears
we've never fell over yet there's more worry than cheer
I've got someone that loves me today
she's not in the future, she's my morning parade
(hey, hey...)
we come upon ten years, our holdings the same
this blood becomes precious like the wine in our veins
connection and overflow make shape disappear
we're turning the lights low maybe trip and turn here
(hey, hey...)
I've been with you for so many years
laid beside you, made smiles from your tears
connection and overflow make shape disappear
we're turning the lights low maybe trip and turn here
(hey, hey...)
I've got someone that loves me today
she's not in the future, she's my morning parade
(hey, hey...)

Pair of Cherry
no doubt I'm changing
into a better pair of cherry
and it's time I feel good for love, love
I am aching green pea motion
I am feeling strained emotions
this time I'll stomp in each direction
scream and shout
for I don't know what about
march in my dreams
march up there with me
sand peel the trees
smoke thee and see me
someday no growing
my stopwatch gold yet never running
do you really feel good for love, love
I'm seeing teeth-hip notion
have I bathed in pure emotion
is there time, reverse this sick direction
scream and shout for what we can't know about
march in my dreams
march up there with me
sand peel the trees
smoke thee and see me

To Clear the Air
this one sweet little bad one
knows not what she's done
to injure me (well it's something ugly)
long hair and smiles in despair
was what she gave me
our lives she rearranged forever
sick fun and simple bad fun
you're not the only one
to injure me (well I wish you could be)
cloudy air, and drinks that cleared the air
are what have saved me
I'll never quit refreshing hunger

Yes Everyone
waiting for the man to come
take away the sin so very dumb
hearts born so young
you've heard of bum
hence where you're coming from
look into belief that's one
with chaos guiding death for everyone
yes everyone
666 is done
I'm on the run
I can't stand still for all the answers
on why or where will judgment come
you can't stand to think that safety's gone
gone for good is goodness lived in fun
you can't stand to see that light has run
that the light has run away
that the light has run away, gone away
sin you say has closed your eyes
end unravels just begun
prepare for that day returning son
his golden son
they equal one
as clocks won't run
jump and fight the evil one
he resides in the hearts of everyone
yes everyone
666 is done
we're on the run

Everything So Real
whispers in gray, lovers will play
no one can stay, that I've loved them more
you should know your place in this heart that breaks
at the center you'll lay, till blackened last days
you're one of the best, I know you'll shake your head
believe that you're mine, big smile, go back to bed
if trust comes into what we share
promise everything so real, in not we'll tear
feeling great, we look so young
it's not too late to load love's gun
shoot the sadness down, life's almost done
don't wear the crown, king lonely one
if we had anything, what could we really be today
I see a winter day, our wedding on the way, that day...
the sun writes our play, lovers will lay
no one can say, that they won't betray
if beauty is bliss show me it's fist
reject her soft words we know she's absurd
you're one of the best, I know you'll shake your head
believe that you're mine, big smile, get out of bed
if lust comes into what we share
give up everything so real, why not, not care
feeling great, we look so young
it's not too late to load love's gun
shoot the sadness down, life's almost done
don't wear the crown, queen lonely one
if we were anything, what could we really be today
I met a winter day, a wedding on the way, that day
kissing your face, grasping at grace
no one can say that I loved them more
though you feel so gray I know that you'll stay
with me for always, till blackened last days

Becomes Dark Blue
reasons I have, stop me so true
crossing that line again, weakness leaves little to prove
heartbreak, it seems so big becomes dark blue
it's so hard to take, no sweat I'm sure there's someone new
simple values never lie
a love for reason rarely climbs
meet and tell all you despise
no one's naked scaled eyes, scaled eyes, scaled eyes
systems fade, they get replaced by the ones we hate
it seems wrong we wait, for days in comfort way too late
I can't complain my time in rhyme
I know is borrowed graves that chime
lean to sorrow it's time we find
some golden free time in the sky, in the sky, sky
bibles and guides driving me to
crossing that road again, watching and winding so screwed
someone like you
must know the feelings I've named, I've named
every time I, look in your eye
I need to reach out and hold you, you...

The Pleasant Kind
deep inside you, Eric will haunt you
another music carpet ride, the right peak
more love time (but yet we know, our time will go, our bones
move slow)
something in you is always hurting
it's a quirky, yearning, bleeding, burning
we'd like to be locked up in a pen
shop and peel out, all over this land
(this promised land, land...)
we'd like to be locked up in a pen
shop and peel out, all over this land
(this promised land)
and the summer never hurts you
yours are the pleasant kind
all the elders reek a virtue
in sullen shattered minds
deep inside you Eric will want you
quiet beds we ride, it's the right peak
more love time (but yet we know, this time will go, our souls will flow)
into regions you never hurting
unto reasons yearning, bleeding, burning
we'd like to be locked up in a pen
shop and peel out, all over this land
(this promised land, land...)
we'd like to be locked up in a pen
shop and peel out, all over this land
(this promised land)
and the summer never hurts you
yours are the pleasant kind
all the elders reek a virtue
in sullen shattered minds
deep in side you Eric will haunt you
solemn sheets we hide, the right peak
more love time (but yet we know, this time will go, our souls will flow)
something in you is always hurting
it's a quirky, yearning, bleeding, burning

Gilded Cages
lose who you are
go by water or sands so far
my senses take all leave
shut unseen, aware yet bleed
sun sure, I can see
it is only pinned on top of me
Halsey may, she groans that way
come away (come away)
to my land of kicks for free
to my land of kicks for free, for free
war in the heart
splinters innocence, so many parts
my senses take all leave
no want or greed, I'm soon to leave
since her I've perceived
so little reason, no bitter seed
if you love her, you'll believe
someone sinister, sister weave
for the queens of twisted easts
falling shakes late christmas eve

Dopeyness
if it's dopeyness you're seeking
turn your head around start peeking
pick your stash up off the floor now
head out the door, let's go get more
a space will float inside of you
it's nothings thoughts cannot prove
'cept aching hearts bare
a certain kindness that I pretend to practice
I want to sleep away my witness
nothing telling no one's sirens
judge me quickly I am spinning
into the damp, dank, sinking
scream and bump your way around
through shades of ice it's never been so nice
seven years now I've been thinking
he's never stopping never quitting
pick your stash up off the floor now
head out the door, let's go get more
no time to regret the things we've done
there's nothing paint won't remove
'cept aching hearts bare
a certain weakness that I pretend to master
I want to wish away my witness
nothing telling, no one's sirens
judge me quickly I am spinning
into the damp, dank, sinking
if it's dopeyness you're seeking
turn your head around start peeking
pick your stash up off the floor now
head out the door, let's go get more

Since the Wheel Free
here we are we since the wheel free
go boldly roll 'round worlds to see
it's not enough to captive worldly
if spirit leave me body freeze
set it free, follow me, why don't we
take a holiday...
town to town whisper your name
home is not the same
calling closer to your blame
love comes creeping every day, to show the way
with grace I'm paving
so old, road crooked yet so straight
still rolling stones have made
me so aware that nothing comes too late
that nothing comes too late
just sit right down and try to tell me
of a future high road soul to space
if I'm violent shouting lies are what feels good
take away what's empty let love replace
beg you please, join on me, why don't we
put the game away
whisper songs that sing so great
crack and smash the whip that breaks
such a solid waste
all in all for goodness sake
town to town whisper your name
coming closer to your flame
love comes creeping every day
to show the way
to show the way
such a solid waste
such a solid waste

No Gnashing Teeth
though it's good to know you I can see that
there's a sadness there that leaks of danger
if autumn feels good leave tomorrow
read the simple signs and live today
our lives have filled the streams of need
sin's freedom has got you on your knees
I've got two dreams
one for you and me
closeness of any kind is best
not closeness for closeness sake at best
it's more than good to know you I confess
more pleasures any man could beg your best
don't judge too quickly see my crest
just inside you might sense detest
not yet today
unexpected plague
judgment of any kind's a pest
surrender of any kind is blessed
now it's time to see that we keep standing
on the truth that's building everyone
Lord give me strength and play tomorrow
like a man or girl who's got no guns
can't I just take what I believe
between some demons I made grieve
no gnashing teeth
'cause I'm all belief
closeness of any kind is best
not closeness for closeness sake, at best
though it's good to know you I can see that
there's a sadness there that leaks of danger
if autumn feels good leave tomorrow
read the simple signs and live today
our lives have filled the streams of need
sin's freedom has got you on your knees
I've got two dreams
one for you and me
closeness of any kind is best
not closeness for closeness sake, at best

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Six Kinds of Passion Looking For an Exit


Worthy
worthy, yes you are
so beautiful, impressionable
start the fire of our hearts
blurring the incidents, lacking confidence
look away, you can see who you are
must never sway, from this place here where we are
blurry, eyes so dark
going blind to my scars, seeing burns like bent stars
stop the fight, in my heart
strangle the lust for flight, on the ground for tonight
walk away, you can see who you are
must never sway, from this place here where we are
walk away, you can see who you are
must never sway, from this place here where we are
walk away, you can see who you are
must never sway, from this place here where we are
walking away, you can see who you are
must never sway, from this place here where we are

So Overblown
I never hear you but I always try
to live and to please you, do you wonder why
I can see you fly through stifled cries, from your blue diamond eyes
often a faker goes into waters that froze, my soul and this open night
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown
last night I saw you as a crooked stone
to have and posses you is what I dream I've done
will you see me tonight, through the graves that chime
pour the wine, end this sleepless time
if rest were better designed, and I could rip out my mind
I might still be so far behind
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown
we've never seen you but we always try
to live and to please you, it's a failured try
do you hear this cry though my tearless eyes
haven't seen many cast behind
if I were better designed, and I could erase my mind
I might still be left behind
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown
now he calls you home
description of worries, so overblown

Cardinal Is More
old friend, you're right there and I miss you man
thanks for the call, I knew the silence had to end
and now I know us: jealous, foolish
didn't mean to hurt you with my "plan"
paranoid, so angry
you said I hated you but it just wasn't true (oh no...)
you set up my world with genius hands
no one had heard of my novel plan
create the old sound from sticks and sand
Cardinal was more
than just a new band, two men on an island
if memories run short, the legend grows silent
just a new band, two men on an island
when memories run short, the legend grows silent
frightened men, each other's mind a twisted scan
here's to the songs you wrote upon my desk, my hand
you gave them to my hand and I made
something happen
Barry, Robin, Maurice would understand
simple and beautiful
are things you gave the world and it's fickle friends
gifts like these are opened and spun again
and again...
you started my world with genius hands
no one had heard from my novel plan
create the old sound from sticks and sand
Cardinal was more
Christmas Trees and the Silver Machines
You've Lost Me There, Dreams will figure you see
while Angles play Darlings with me
now Sing To the Sunshine, Tough Guys, for Richard and me
Richard and me, you'll see...
you set up my world with genius hands
no one had heard of my novel plan
create the old sound from sticks and sand
Cardinal was more
than just a new band, two men on an island
if memories run short, the legend grows silent
just a new band, two men on an island
when memories run short, the legend grows silent
just a new band, two men on an island
when memories run short, the legend grows silent

Underground Song
journey to the middle and I find that I'm astray
catch me as I'm falling so we both stay in the game
how can I be with you when you say that I'm to blame
help me to the answers and I'll promise you my name
promise you my name
why can't I be true
why must I be constantly failing
when did it all run dry
where did I go I'm,
terribly sailing in waters that hate me
dream then I sleep for awhile
captive in ambulance, I'm sinking, I'm sickening
dream then I sleep for awhile
captive in ambulance
I'm safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
no sound at all...
approach me in the morning and I'll tell you I'm insane
let down and convicted seeking something not yet named
why can't I remember those things numbered shame by shame
thanking God at midnight sometimes leaves my soul in flames
leaves my soul in flames
when will I be true
why can't I embrace the new healing
where am I tonight
where have I been but,
terribly drifting in waters that hate me
dream then I sleep for awhile
captive in ambulance, I'm sinking, I'm sickening
dream then I sleep for awhile
captive in ambulance
I'm safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
I'm safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
safe underground, (safe underground)
relief in no sound, (relief in no sound)
no sound at all...

Do You Really Want It?
when I go to sleep there's nothing but you and me
I see myself gathering flowers and the sparkling things that you need
there's a sale now, oh can we go
six for one dollar, unusual show...(me that one)
do you really want it, if we really need it
we're not far away from your bank or mine
down the street I know this funny Chinese place
we can banquet away on our love
as we wind through this day, so often get carried away
into worlds made of pleasure and fun, private lessons in getting it done
what's my grade now I wanna know
consumed by your body now I wanna show...(me that one)
do I really want, yes I really need it
we're not far away from your best of mine
down the hall I know this very cozy place
we can banquet away on our love
can you hear me I'm starting to show
great little moments are coming I know, I know...(for that one)
do you really want it, if we really need it
we're not far away from you bank or mine
down the street I know this funny Chinese place
we can banquet away on our love
do I really want, yes I really need it
we're not far away from your best of mine
down the hall I know this very cozy place
we can banquet away on our love

You Will Be Happy
I am torn at the seam again, in the mirror I'm weeping when
her grandpa's dead, he's just one I never met
am I walking with you again, is it me or some other friend
his lie was lead, dignity's day is dead
you will be happy
you will be happy
you will be happy
you might be sad, so sad...
when he removes this mask
reveals what's in his past
he'll love you long at last
a man that's left those...(secrets behind, nothing to hide)
no disguise
he was known as a boy of ten, leaving home mother's sick again
the house was bleed and father's at war again
finding gold is his only friend, in the desert he plots again
to come back home, he's been so far from home
you will be happy
you will be happy
you will be happy
you might be sad, so sad...
hit a fork in the road again, lusty travels have rung him in
delights in love, in creatures this night above
age has crept in and done him in, living long was his only sin
it's all been done, he did it himself and won
you will be happy
you will be happy
you will be happy
you might be sad, so sad...

Black To Light Brown
through the will of the Gods
I'll write this down
just a story, a book to be told
lead words turn 'round
this girl she shed and wandered
now futures drowned
she said it was good to be bad
from black to light brown
if you pull don't decide, live a lie, say it's right
then realize...
it's sunshine fixin' the insides
healing light

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Foundation Sounds


Our House

try to imagine or guess where I am
locked in a castle with her like I planned
where were we now, what was I saying?
about the days, far away days
and what was the sky like, and was the air alive
that holiday, our eyes that play
why when love is in need,
lovers seek the people who leave?
from my house, my house
load the truck and shake the disease
put some distance between you and me
for my house, my house, this house, our house
try to imagine or guess where I am
locked in a castle with here like I planned
and now I know, just where I’m going
the open door, Ive seen it before
is it too late for you now, to join me anyhow
on a holiday like children at play
take the taste, the spice of my ways
never let-down, the guest never pays at my house
fold the bed down and shake the disease
make some distance between you and she
at my house, my house, this house, our house
try to imagine or guess where I am
locked in a castle with her like I planned
is it too late for you now, to join me anyhow

Sorry
in awe, I’m weary and I
telegraph every little thing that I feel
am I speaking loudly, angrily my sunshine?
do I offend?, have I fractured us again?
losses for a lifetime…
whatcha gonna do?, words are gonna fly out at you
how did I lose you?, where ya gonna go without my lovin’
what’s it gonna be? will you stay and light my way
had to much to dream last night
I saw a man with his fate in your hands
lead me into calm and stillness
I need to touch every little thing that I feel
you love me in the morning, every time’s the best time
aren’t we friends? or have I fractured us again?
losses of a lifetime…
whatcha gonna do?, words are gonna fly out at you
how did I lose you?, where ya gonna go without my lovin’
what’s it gonna be? will you stay and light my way
whatcha gonna do?, words are gonna flight out at you
whatcha gonna do?, words are gonna flight out at you
whatcha gonna do?, words are gonna flight out at you
from me, from me, from me
I,m sorry

Gold
you cannot see the love within me rise
though it soars above us both tonight
I could change, make a face, and grow my eyes
does it mean anything at all, who’s right?
we both gave away those dreams we liked
try counting those methods designed for flight
though gold does fall to lesser men than I (than I)
and gold don’t measure my brother, J, and I
and all the losers too, and all those connected to you
you sensing restlessness within these eyes
I deny feeling pushed away this night
you could change, turn a phrase, quiet my fright
do you mean to say this is all just fine
we both gave away those dreams we liked
try counting those vices designed for flight
though gold does fall to lesser men than I (than I)
and gold don’t measure my brother, J, and I
and all the losers too, and all those connected to you
we both gave away those dreams we liked
try counting those methods designed for flight

When You Should Be There
songs don’t mean anything and years they pass without a hit
missing targets is my way of knowing that I
give a damn when I am down, so down, out of town
I wish that you could know what temptation sounds like
when you should be there and she should be there, too…
it’s undecided I know it’s stupid, dreams come true
while you should be there and she should be there, with you
my song was playing she was listening
to all the tones, I could tell
I asked her for the inside meanings of what I’m saying
got no answer what the hell, what the hell?
why can’t she tell?, what is this spell?
and only you could know what this sensation feels like
when you should be there, with me if I there, with you
it’s undecided I know it’s stupid, dreams come true
while you should be there and she should be there, with you
wherever you go I’ll take you there
I know there’s an a secret that you won’t share
no pleading or begging, I just don’t care
my gains in your lifetime could never compare, compare, compare
with your brown hair, and your windy stair
blow a kiss for the goodbye and test the wind for a smile
make it better just by touching your hair with my face
you’re all I want for tonight.

Death Of In Between
give the signal have to know
is it your time to go in to, where dying rules?
who shall I call?, which crappy town?
direct description I hope I’ve found about you
how could you leave?, this wound’s is still a child
(a child that’s yet to heal)
how can I grieve for a while and not die?
(the death of in between)
fearing days I’m left alone
is it my time to slip in to the dying fool?
should I fall or crack this crown
heaven will close it’s gates unto me an you
how could you leave?, this wound’s is still a child
(a child that’s yet to feel)
how can I grieve for a while and not die?
(the death of in between)
simple ways have stripped this frown
have I gone so far, right over to where dying rules?
give a sermon drink it down
all contradictions I’ll bet you’ve found, about me
how could you leave?, this wound’s is still a child
(a child that’s yet to heal)
how can I grieve for a while and not die?
(the death of in between)

Survive
I’m over that hill, I can see to the other side
been caught with my guard down, I’m starting to realize
through all of the moments I wondered if I’d survive
one more day filled with aching I am still alive
I’m still alive…
when I found out why it was a surprise
if I told you how, I cleared my eyes
it was four in the morning and I’d failed to capitalize
on gifts I’d been given to see through the shit and the lies
so that was the last time I’d listen to people I despise
and it seemed like the right time to hang my hopes
upon the skies
upon the skies
when I found out why it was a surprise
if I told you how, I cleared my eyes
when I found out why it was a surprise
if I told you how, I cleared my eyes
and looking further, I had to take the blame
for things that I made happen, I’m really not the same…
and looking further, I had to take the blame
for things that I made happen, I’m really not the same…
arriving this late has it let-downs and disappointing signs
if living was easy I’d have to find another source of fright
I’m over that hill, I can see to the other side
and it seems like the right time to hang my hopes
upon the skies
upon the skies…
when I found out why it was a surprise
if I told you how, I cleared my eyes
when I found out why it was a surprise
if I told you how, I cleared my eyes

This Chance
you know your wonderful
sensational, fictional, so often usual
and having given me this chance
every day’s a new romance
all in fun it’s out last dance to do
it’s a drawn line in quick sand
fun on time in this green land
further reason by your hand for me
we know what it’s like to be free
come watch us while we try
so now you’re fanciful
situational, individual, invincible
and having given me this chance
every day’s a new romance
all in fun it’s our last dance to do
it’s a drawn line in quick sand
fun on time in this green land
future seasons by your hand for me

Watch The Sky
watch the sky and scale the view
strange visitors, come visit us
ancient whispers sounding new
it’s a crappy way to spend your days
unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan
yes unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan
round they fly and watch us move
they measure us, get in side of us
dragon space ship comes to screw
us out of this, this wretched mess
well unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan
yes unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan
watch the sky and scale the view
strange visitors come visit us
dragon space ship comes to screw
us out of this, this wretched mess
well unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan
yes unless you’re alone and you don’t give a damn
about anyone beyond this life, well that’s no plan

Courage
there’s no fear in the beginning,
no way to go back and design
those major let-downs and winnings, it’s all in stone
and can’t be fixed not this time
there’s an answer more truth than rhyme
it’s just looking inward, be not afraid to shine
who am I?
when courage comes to my hands
I’ll start building on land
when courage comes to my hands
I’ll be done building on sands
the air grows thin and I am spinning
the walls grow close but know it’s just my mind
if ever I could use just a place to lay down
I think you know what I mean to say, I’m fine
overstated and worshiped my crimes
it’s a shame we can’t forget and erase misused time
it’s why I’m dying
when courage comes to my hands
I’ll start building on land
when courage comes to my hands
I’ll be done building on sands
All the Clowns
look around for something shady
all the clowns are drunk and lazy
don’t let it get you down
buy the ticket out of town
further east and all around
all the girls are getting down
find out what happens to you when you fail
why wonder what you are made of
it might be too late, posting bail
walk about like you’re a daisy
looking young but heart’s full of gravy
don’t let it get you down
buy the ticket out of town
further east and all around
all the girls are getting down
find out what happens to you when you fail
why wonder what you are made of
it might be too late, posting bail
posting bail

More Than I Can Give
you look so stupid, just trying to find out
the methods of happiness through strife, your harder life
you look at my fortune, you call it just luck and
misunderstand everything I say, you ignore my ways
whisper, screaming, just breathing
shouting and seeking some meaning
there are no answers for your troubled kind
no way, for always
find the bleeding and follow the lines
to the modern ways of dying today
don’t sound so sad, follow your dad through the hallway
he’s not what you think, he loves more than drink
it’s a silence and a laughter of love, a life from above
from above…
I should be more patient and give you the hand out
it’s what you don’t ask for, more than I can give you
feeding, counseling, now grieving
listening and feeling your stories
so now it’s time to say goodbye
to your lifetime, for always
name the mountain and lie with the trees
for the birds that prew on the open graves
don’t sound so sad, follow the sands to the costal haze
wander that shore, infinity and more
through the nightmares that fade
the violence is done forever and always
the violence is done forever and always
the violence is done forever and always
the violence is done forever and always

All That Remains
she’s turning on, we’re tearing down this oxygen
while laying here it’s coming clear that this love’s not afraid
not afraid anymore
this room knows my name and the promises made
to this woman I know, she’s my morning parade
wading constantly into the watery grave
shallow swim, in a pool, all that remains
wanting everyone just to taste what she made
but stay away, she’s all mine yet I’m her slave
the wall’s been climbed but the floors don’t shine it’s a stormy day
my boots are worn, my jackets torn but I dry and warm I’m not cold anymore
I once knew a road, it’s not there today
it traveled alone like a nightmare that’s paved
wading constantly into the watery grave
shallow swim, in a pool, all that remains
wanting everyone just to taste what she made
but stay away, she’s all mine yet I’m her slave
playing house, watching movies we made
stories hard to tell, pictures of our love
lasting friends are what we are in the end
I know we’ll never end, we’ll never end
high time to erode those black parts in our play
the telephone’s been turned down, I’m not talking today
wading constantly into the watery grave
shallow swim, in a pool, all that remains
wanting everyone just to taste what she made
but stay away, she’s all mine yet I’m her slave

Start of the Meltdown
closing time I have to go
sickness hides in every hole
emptied bottles, countless rows
I’m the man that nobody knows (nobody knows)
today, let’s keep it that way
answered prayers, but mostly “no’s”
asking Jesus not to go
never breakdown, the bitterness shows
I’m the man that nobody knows (nobody knows)
today, let’s change that some day
you could see ruins inside my head
given al of those prophesies never read
the start of the meltdown this time we’re dead
fabled last season of such we’ve lead, ourselves into…
say goodbye and clean your soul
maybe next time I’ll feel much more whole
emptied vessels in countless rows
we’re the men that nobody knows (nobody knows)
today, let’s keep it that way
shaky stranger starts to smile
as I’m walking last winding mile
finding peace, content to fly
into the place where nobody know, (nobody knows)
today, he’ll change that some day
you could see ruins inside my head
given al of those prophesies never read
the start of the meltdown this time we’re dead
fabled last season of such we’ve lead, ourselves into…

Sounds of Flight
did you open your mind up to all the colors of our lies?
and are you coming to rewrite us?
change the stage, change the names of all we know
now I’m dreaming I’m clean
it’s not for real, what it seems
not imitating I’m free
it’s not for real it’s a dream, a dream
as the sounds of flight surround my eyes now
it feels like falling and I don’t know how to say
will you help to hold me down now?
I’m gonna blow through the roof, up the rails
to your bedroom shelf
now I’m dreaming I’m clean
it’s not for real, what it seems
not imitating I’m free
it’s not for real it’s a dream, a dream
coming round I find me on the floor now
I feel like falling and I don’t know how to say
will you help to hold me up now?
I’m gonna blow through the roof, up the rails
to your bedroom shelf
now I’m dreaming I’m clean
it’s not for real, what it seems
not imitating I’m free
it’s not for real it’s a dream
now I’m dreaming I’m clean
it’s not for real, what it seems
not imitating I’m free
it’s not for real it’s a dream, a dream

The Fly
I wonder what you say when I’m not around to hear
what’s in your mind
there’s a fly I’d like to pay, read the file and suffer the pain
I’m on your wall again, your wall again
there’s no reason for good friends to slip away
go silent, one decade is all I can take
do you even care about what it takes?
just to be myself was all that I could bare
could it be that deal we were offered to join, was it the pay?
I said “no way”, I said, “no way”
there’s no reason for good friends to slip away
go silent, one decade is all I can take
are we gonna play on these songs today?
I could use your mind in here, what could we create?
my people want to hear both our magic’s as it was
one more time, yeah get in line…
there’s no reason for good friends to slip away
go silent, one decade is all I can take

And the World Will Go
we’ve opened doors, with face to the floors
so insane, who’s to blame?
players in a game
blame lies at the inside, of hearts never excised
I knew all along this would be
a thousand years beneath a nation of fools in grief
and the world will go, until this son reaches this hole
why wonder when will he return, this time for us
when we learn, if we burn, or we go…
into heaven’s bright home
counting you, exclude me, we’re falling away everyday
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna see
when you’re turning to stone, gnashing teeth far from home
so long to the outside, climb onto the last ride
you knew all along I might be
afraid of all that we see
so tired and I’m let down, from fruits of the wrong side of town
and far from the truth I have found
I’m needing your love all around, I wrapping your love al around
and the world will go, until this son reaches this hole
why wonder when will he return, this time for us
when we learn, if we burn, or we go…
into heaven’s bright home
so hear me Lord, and show me the door
to your face, end disgrace, no longer ashamed
blame lies at the inside, of a hear never exercised
I knew all along this would be
a million tears beneath, the price tag of true belief

Till This Story Ends
look how sad you are I wouldn’t shake your hand again
every time we laugh there’s an angel counting crimes again
something’s going wrong, poisons pass my head again
tell me who you are I want to fall in love again
lurking in the mud, there are poisons hatching out again
if I’m dying once again please catch me, hold me tight again
I don’t see your face, no soul, no sex, no oxygen
are we done just now, this play is crisis, curtains tear again
my head it hurts and I can’t sleep this nightmare wins again
if you could see me now, your fright would sear my soul and then,
cover every inch of envy till this story ends
cover every inch of evey till this story ends
cover every inch of evey till this story ends

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The Imagination Stage

Well Known Liar
feeling like hell again, something is wrong within
deep in my room’s a mess and it feels like ruin
I am ruined, this time for good

screw my friends and wither the shape of my mother’s life
and my dad, they should run away, find a life without my suicide

well known liar and a thief
my legacy will live on, virtue degeneracy

low life’s and hooker friends, with them I need not pretend
honor in this sick world isn’t really cherished or imagined
as most define

screw my friends and wither the shape of my mother’s life
and my dad, they should get away, live a life without my suicide
this suicide

That Kiss Of Life
feel free to carry me over rainbows and the willow tree
life on the ground’s just a photograph
and the eyes of the crowd, they are letting me down
when I want to fly

see me and cherish me, I am special and so beautiful
feel me, I’m a willow tree, tall and leaning
to the sun you’ll see

life on the ground’s just a photograph
a picture full of people that you hung around
but I want the sounds and a colored laugh
a return to the seasons of the holding hands, hands
that kiss of life

Little 18
hey you little girl, will you play with fire, it’ll feel right
you won’t be sad for a long time so
take a boy who pretends to love you, he only wants to
see you under him, but he won’t see the glory in
beauty’s not a kin to him, you’re just a game to be played

settle down take your time don’t be stupid like your friends
your life begins the moment you’re alone in the city chasing dreams
not looking back to the time when you were sorrow
and feeling sad, in your search for a man like dad

young women who will be burned by fires that beauty sets alight
you will be sad when the bed is cleared for the night
you’re all toys and the lucky collect you, we love to touch you
but for how long, not long, but I have taken pleasure in
taking beauty skin to skin, this time goes fast so hang on

settle down take your time don’t be stupid like your friends
your life begins the moment you’re alone in the city chasing dreams
not looking back to the time when you were sorrow
and feeling sad, in your search for a blue eyed lad
he’s alone like you

Radio Boy
your music was high, well better than mine
you shined like the sky, disorganized life

do you remember the time and what was it like
to arrive, everyone wants you for songs that you sing
it was your time boy, radio boy, play that guitar again
it's your only chance I'm telling you
your only chance, don't be through

don't let us down, don't hide underground
when legacy's lost there's something new found

do you remember that sound and what was it like
to arrive, everyone wants you for songs that you sing
it was your time boy
radio boy, play that guitar again

it's your only chance to break away from elements of decay
don't slip away

you know who you are, I mean you no harm
but you need to go home, where your mystique knew to grow

do you remember that time and what was it like
to arrive, everyone wants you for songs that you sing
it was your time boy, time boy,
remember that time and what was it like
to arrive, everyone wants you for songs that you sing
it was your time boy
radio boy, play that guitar again

it's your only chance to break away from elements of decay
it's your only chance to break away from elements of decay

Don’t Take Light
I stand at the top of the line
not waiting long it's a trick of the mind
my soul is still my body's cracked at the spine
I see the air of the birds, it moves slower than time

you watch my life unwind, no designs are drawn for me
stepping gently round this fear, that's me
I confess to shaping this imagined disease

please set my hand within reach
you can't touch my face, it's a tease, just like me

don't take light my inner doubts, there's blackness all around
what are these years all about, grave and cradle common plight
so deadly common I wonder why, why do these tears run my life

the battle ends but you hear a war in your mind
not good or evil, just some fracture that history winds
the soul is able yet the body declines
to take the mantle of a life with a heavenly shine

please don't watch my life unwind, try to find a fantasy
entertain a fool with a laughter that's free

was I invited or am I deceived
it's just a parting gift as you leave, as you leave

don't take light my inner doubts, there's blackness all around
what are these years all about? grave and cradle common plight
so deadly common wonder why, why do these fears run my life
my life

In Our Lives
I can't believe my eyes
must not give in to your eyes
you don't even know me
It's a day I'd like to give to the sky
when I saw you standing by
we belong to the sky dear

another day, another place in my mind
I want to have you for life
but I know I can't have you
sensing me, sensing you it cuts our worlds into two
where do you go, and to who
he can't really know you

we wonder why in here there are lovers not to share
in our lives more time to spare
we wonder why in here there are lovers not to share
in our lives more time to spare
we wonder why in here there are lovers not to share
in our lives more time to spare

Devil Red Glow
can I see the pinnings of a world in need, endless sinning
am I supposed to be a little man that's free
from this world we see, endless pleasures indeed
and treasures without seed

well I don't know, and I don't have to know
cause I do fine with my bible and wine, this time

divorce my mind from this river's down flow
when all that's around me is dying
separate my body from this devil red glow
when all that surrounds me is dying, and lying

and I believe its time for quitting, those many things we "need"
they're not fitting for me
is the deck being cleared, my soul that is spinning
through the tubes of greed, absent light that is thinning
enter darkness without need, envied treasures forbidden seed

well I don't know, and I don't have to know
cause I do fine with my bible and wine, this time

divorce my mind from this river's down flow
when all that's around me is dying
separate my body from this devil red glow
when all that surrounds me is dying
divorce my mind from this river's down flow
when all that surrounds me is dying
separate my body from this devil red glow
when all that surrounds me is dying

Her Life
her life wasn't going very well
there were times she was alone and unlovely
well, that was long ago, now she's not unknown
for her secrets had a way of showing us tenderness
through a laughing glance, and we thank her for that gift

now life seems to play pretty well
most the time there are smiles kissed with the sun
she's not playing for fun or pleasure
it's a simple way to stay alive
for her mother and I wouldn't survive
for her secrets have a way of melting us
as she points toward the sky for those things in her life
she is grateful as am I

how is she now, for a time she was hard to find
she will survive beyond time I imagine she's asking the question still
how am I, who I am, tell me why have I landed here
am I staying here, I still feel alone, so alone, but in love

Genius
I don't know how I've climbed this flight
of broken stairs just candlelight
now show me, it's your east, can you see the sun doesn't rise
in my head where I nest
I can hear every move as fools capsize
as all men they cling to life

my request so often cried
please relieve this scene from suffering
I'm so afraid of what you might bring to me

sinking ships and car crash nights
the stinking streets where legends die
he saw me, still genius, is it him, just junk drunken blind
hard to believe, on this street, we should meet
this timing isn't right, there's nothing left in his fight

request that so often applies
sickening scene I saw a giant's final crisis night

nine years on, another night
east drinking den, genius in sight
I love him, could it be him, alone with bottle by his side, table 9
I sat down, he seemed fine, we talked long about the music
we both liked and studied all our lives

my greatest prayer so often cried
please reveal a cure to this crisis and make it not mine, because
I don't wanna die in exchange for a life
a life of genius size

The Imagination Stage
it's a wonder it took so long to find my way
another way is right here, hooray
right here in written songs I love
I tried like hell to draw just something colorful
it always came out black and light brown
I knew that I'd come around

what I tell ya now is that I have arrived in my mind
and I'm not going back, to the time when I struggled
only to find a music half blind, and afraid to fly

what I get in the end is just a place to stay, a hide-away
and these songs of love, and those rumors above
I will try like hell to make a music beautiful
and it will sound like I am alive
you will know that I'm still alive

what I tell ya now is that I have arrived in my mind
and I'm not going back, to the time where I struggled
only to find a music half blind, and afraid to fly

the imagination stage is where I am my dear right now
I'm caught in this cloud, flowering
alone it is rare, so rare like a life that is lead without fear
I know I ramble on about truth inside my songs

what I tell ya now is that I have arrived in my mind
and I'm not going back, to the time where I struggled
only to find a music half blind, and afraid to fly

We Were Human
you made a new virtue through time and space, it's a horror
embracing this new friend though it's chips and wires
spitting shooting light, blue to your soul

as through eyes of a robot you find ugliness in the snow
I'd pray for your spirit but I'm afraid of what you've done
to remove the signs that once painted everyone

try to remember those times in the grass, rolling downhill
building new moments was a thrill you can't remember now
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime

why embrace the technology, it engraves the mind like a lion
that hunts the cathedrals where we hide in the light and his shine

try to remember those times in the grass, rolling downhill
building new moments was a thrill you can't remember now
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime

try to remember those times in the grass, rolling downhill
building new moments was a thrill you can't remember now
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime
we were human, was it spring, we came home from school for a lifetime

Fools
I am learning to rearrange the way in which I love my enemies
they plot and scheme and dream or a day where I die

cause when I go they will all gain control
and deride my name as one who came
but only offered more of the same, another artist lame

there are forces I can't acknowledge
not within the context of this world
this world wasn't meant for men of a certain rage

I have bruised and offended certain fools
and their love of evil, please slow down
reconsider, bow to the crown

me, not completely free, still hung up on legacy

Does He Keep You Warm
sadness now growing
I knew you were leaving
but now that you’re gone
I believe I was wrong

send us away to find each other some day

does he keep you warm
asleep to my form
we pray to find love
so afraid to burn love

send us away and end this yearning today

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