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
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?
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

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 shine
You start feeling fine again while my heart is breaking
You tell me I'm a fool to love you like I do
You've lost your mind. I've lost my patience

Everything you've done while you were having fun
Everything you said is ringing in my head
No matter where you are you take it all too far
No matter what you do 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


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

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
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.
Time marches on again
Cry out, "Throw first before it's too late!"
Time marches on again
Run to the shelter of sarcasm and the shield of permanent grin
Wrapped in your cloak of superiority so thick
That none of that shit can get in
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
You just keep on hating the whole world if you must

Yes everything peaceful and everyone old and gray
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 un-shed 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 day-light 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 you 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

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
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

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
And there's always something wrong still we sing along
How could we all be so wrong?
Still we sing along


Accepted

I always accepted that you'd be better than all of this
I never made promises I couldn't keep
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
Now 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 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

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


Invisible

Check it out. Guess I'm invisible
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
I only need to know if you're okay
So many people come and go this way
I guess that I'm invisible today


Bound For Glory

If you can't break the rules, don't play the game
The silence that you crave will come around too often
When you're the only one whose left to blame
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

The stranger on the highway seems to show
Desire to move on in one direction
Trouble is you've got no place to go
Still somehow you know 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 t
T hat'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

If you can't break the rules, don't play the game
The silence that you crave will come around too often
When you're the only one whose left to blame
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 upon the shore
I knew you were waiting 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
Laughing from the power lines, racing through the landmines
Never a moment of doubt, dancing through the slaughterhouse

Stumbling through pleasures much too fast
White knuckle that golden and strychnine past
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
And we shined on despite all the laws
And we poured our guts into the cause
And we learned all that burns cannot last

Stumbling through our borders much too fast
White knuckle that golden and strychnine past
Youth is just a torture that won't last
Stumbling through pleasures much too fast
White knuckle that golden and strychnine past
Youth is one of many tortures that 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.

Seems no matter how hard I try,
I can't belong
These molds that I try to break, they are too strong
Life cannot always be wine, women and song
Seems no matter how hard I try I'm always wrong

Make your mistakes, but steer clear of the brakes
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?
Is there only one answer?
Where is there to go, when we've been everywhere?
Looking to get out, looking to get in and I'm caught between one or the other
Falling to pieces, all I believe in swirling down the drain

Make your mistakes, but steer clear of the brakes
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


Evangeline

The dazzling light that you're always emitting
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
Nothing is as it seems when I'm living in your dreams,
Evangeline

A Western sun pulls us along as we glide
Town to town, we hope no more to roam
There is an ache I know will only subside
When I lay down next to you back home

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

My fever broke and I awoke 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

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