Acoustics album lyrics

On The Table

Yeah you come and you go like a breeze just as fast as you're able
And the last thing that you would ever do is put your cards on the table
And the glow of the neon shows you're only spinning a fable
I know what you are, I know what you are

Why does everywhere that you end up feel so crowded?
I used to think you could find peace but you're starting to doubt it
Tell me if no one ever hears what you say then why don't you shout it?
I know what you are, I know what you are and it's scaring me to death

I heard you speak aloud your secret shibboleth
Well all of the wisdom of the ancients won't change what's inside of you
You can close your eyes but that's not gonna take away the view
I know what you are



Lost Patience

You love the taste of wine more than the stars that shine, you start feeling fine again while my heart is breaking
Oh yeah, then you tell me I'm a fool to love you like I do, you've lost your mind, I've lost my patience

Oh, everything you've done while you were having fun, and everything you said is ringing in my head
No matter where you are, you take it all too far, no matter what you do you know I won't be there for you

Then you discover lust and you break your lover's trust, your gold begins to rust, this is the bed you're making
And then you tell me I'm a fool to love you like I do, you've lost your mind again, I've lost my patience

Oh, everything you've done while you were having fun, and everything you said is ringing in my head
No matter where you are, you take it all too far, no matter what you do you know I won't be there for you, no



Time Marches On

You've taken all that you can take, time marches on again
You've broken all that you can break, time marches on again
Spoken to those who would listen, taken from those who would give their attention
You quoted Ecclesiastes and you brought all our hope to its knees

Oh and ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Oh you just keep on hating the whole world if you must
If you think that's just

Take up that stone and feel its weight, as time marches on again
Cry out, "Throw first before it's too late!" and time marches on again
Run to the shelter of sarcasm and the shield of a permanent grin
Wrapped in your cloak of superiority so thick that none of that shit can get in

Oh and ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Oh you just keep on hating the whole world if you must, if you must, if you must

Yes everything peaceful and everyone old and gray
And anyone who dares preach love and any kind word I say
And any thought of a future that just might be worth looking for
I watch you snicker and label it useless
I was once you before

I walked out that door

You've taken all that you can take, time marches on again
You've broken all that you can break, time marches on again



Out Of Sight

Looking back across the years, on a million unshed tears, how could i have held them all
Oh the price that I have paid, for all the love I never made, someone wrote upon the wall
"How mighty is my pen, if this is everywhere it's been?"

Yes the wine's delicious, but I'm needing something stronger
I'm growing suspicious, that I won't be here much longer
And it feels like I'm goin' down again, feels like I lost my only friend

Crawling home from some saloon, and all my strings are out of tune, no one's around to break my fall
No attempt was ever made, and so I slowly decay, just have a little faith in me that's all
Oh how mighty am I then, if this is everywhere I've been?

As the day-light broke I cast no shadow on the wall, I will desinigrate until there's nothing left at all
And it feels like I'm goin' down again, feels like I lost my only friend

And I never thought I'd see the day, my heroes all became psychotics
My drugs are all expensive exotics, now my blood is thick with antibiotics
So I toss the coin to fate, it's only right, and I take no blame so I can sleep so tight
You know that out of mind is also out of sight

As the daylight broke I cast no shadow on the wall
I pass the closed apartment doors, and rows along the halls
And it feels like I'm goin' down again, feels like I lost my only friend



Hard Parting

Rain was falling when I woke up today, making liquid shadows on the walls
I watch your dreams flutter across your face, why am I always going away?

All the chemicals in my brain, all this pleasure and all this pain
The meaning I seek in the end is coming back to you again

Hope nothing changes when I walk in the room, hope no one sees the loneliness in my face
How can there be so much solitude in such a crowded place?

All these chemicals in my brain, there is pleasure and all this pain
The meaning I seek in the end is coming back to you again


The Golden Age

The golden age of happiness behind us, now we see the vultures on the wing
All the ancient songs of hope always remind us, so we all tune in to hear our leaders sing

Oh and we know the words to sing because they told us, but the generals and the billionaires all know
That we'll be buried under the dead land they sold us, and there's always something wrong, still we sing along
How could we all be so wrong? Still we sing along

It's a poison communion we're all receiving, while the families of the victims write the books
And there might just be one word that's worth believing, when the people give their leaders wicked looks

Oh and we know the words to sing because they told us, but the generals and the billionaires all know
We'll be buried under the dead land they sold us, you know there's always something wrong, still we sing along
Oh how could we all be so wrong? Still we sing along



Accepted

I always accepted you'd be better than all of this, I never made promises that I couldn't keep
Oh but as you stood before me deciding that I was an open book
Something made you think you'd read all my dirty little pages, cover and all

Is my apology accepted for all the whiskey that ended up in your face? I never really was much of a diplomat
Oh but as you lay before me deciding that I am an open book
One never knows when an unforseen mood could take over and darken my eyes

Oh and I could fall on my knees and I could learn to beg, but I will not repent for nothing
No matter what you say or what you said, I make my own bed

Oh and I could fall on my knees and I could learn to beg, I could learn to beg, but I will not repent for nothing
No matter what you say or what you said, you know that I make my own bed

I always accepted you'd be better than all of this



Invisible

Check it out, I guess I'm invisible
Check it out, I guess I'm invisible
Check it out, I guess I'm invisible today

I guess that you'll be seeing me around
Spend your nights alone without a sound
I guess that I'm invisible today, today

I only need to know if you're okay
So many people come and go this way
I guess that I'm invisible today, today



Bound For Glory

If you can't break the rules don't play the game, oh the silence that you crave will come around too often
Yeah when you're the only one who's left to blame, oh you gather up the baggage for your coffin

And in the bright lights of the restaurant where nothing seems to fade
You can feel the crushing weight of all the promises you made that can't be true, oh it can't be true

The stranger on the highway seems to show, oh desire to move on in one direction
Trouble is you've got no place to go, oh but still somehow you feel there's a connection

And in the headlights of the passing cars the fear all fades away
An Eastern glow directs you to the coming of the day that's meant for you

The sounds from all around they tell the story
The game is played the choice you made you're bound for glory, oh you're bound for it

If you can't break the rules don't play the game, oh the silence that you crave will come around too often
When you're the only one who's left to blame, oh you gather up the baggage for your coffin

And in the bright lights of the restaurant where nothing seems to fade
You can feel the crushing weight of all the promises you made
In that passing second the future will change, your crocodile tears are now real and it's strange
How all that you wanted is all that you hold your muscular grip on it all has grown suddenly hopelessly cold



Strychnine

I dreamed I saw the ocean and you were the shore, and I knew you were waiting just to feel something more
I said, "All of this is ours my love. Come and swim into my stars my love."

And we walked into the joint like we owned the place, and we learned to hold our heads up high in disgrace
We were laughing from the power lines, and racing through the landmines
Never a moment of doubt, we were dancing through the slaughterhouse

Oh and stumbling through pleasure much too fast, we white knuckle that golden strychnine past
You know that youth is just a treasure that won't last

We recklessly ran, so much stronger than the places we'd gone or the waves we rode upon, oh
And then we shined on despite all the laws, we poured our guts into the cause, we learned all that burns cannot last

Oh we were stumbling through our borders much too fast, white knuckle that golden strychnine past
You know that youth is just a torture that won't last

We were stumbling through our pleasures much too fast, oh we white knuckle that golden strychnine past
Youth is one of many tortures that just won't last


The Misfit's Song

So what's left to say? By now all words have been spoken
What is there to do? Everything has already been done
Who should I fight? Everyone's been defeated
What should I sing? By now it's already been sung, yeah

Yes and it seems no matter how hard I try I can't belong, yeah
These molds that I try to break, they are too strong, yeah (too strong)
I see now life cannot always be wine, women and song, yeah, oh no
Seems no matter how hard I try I can't belong

Make your mistakes, but steer clear of the brakes, oh godspeed to another world
A search on the wing is a dangerous thing, if you shift your focus to another world
Take heed, watch what you seek, everything's here, in other words

Who should I love? Oh, is there only one answer?
Where is there to go? By now we've been everywhere
Always looking to get out, looking to get in and I'm caught between always feels like one or the other
Falling to pieces, all I believe in swirling, curling down the drain, oh no

And it seems no matter how hard I try I'm always wrong, yeah
These molds that I try to break, they are too strong

Make your mistakes, but stay clear of the brakes, oh godspeed to another world
Search on the wing is a dangerous thing if you shift your focus to another world
Take heed, yeah, watch what you seek, 'cause everything's here, in other words, in other words



Evangeline

The dazzling light that you're always emitting you know it leaves me blind and breathless on my back
The sentence for the crime that I'm committing is to need only the one thing that I lack

And I love you still, and I always will, Evangeline, Evangeline
Nothing is as it seems, I'm living in your dreams, oh my Evangeline, Evangeline

The western sun pulls us along as we glide from town to town, we hope no more to roam
There is an ache I know will only begin to subside when I lay down next to you back home

And I love you still, and I always will, Evangeline, Evangeline
Nothing is as it seems, I'm living in your dreams, Evangeline, oh my Evangeline

You know my fever broke and I awoke just wishing for you by my side
You said if wishes were horses then beggars like me would ride

And I love you still, and I always will, Evangeline, Evangeline