Zero Hour

Oh yeah the plane feels small.
This is like a dream gone bad.
Such a long way to fall
From all the grace we had.
And we're singing,

"Please observe the seat belt sign,
For the moment we are all still alive"

I feel the panic begin to rise, and
My eyes are a little to excited.

And all that it takes is like nothing for some
I might have made my mistakes, but
I will never regret them
The moneys all gone,
The pain it is leaving
She smiles and says, "You're only dreaming."

I've got a crucifix
I've got a bag of tricks
I feel like a wrecking ball
I feel it
I feel it
I like the sound of it
I like the taste of it
I like the feel of it
I like the
I like the deep, deep calm.

Yeah, I like the deep, deep calm

They said,

"Please observe the seat belt sign,
For the moment we are all still alive"

They say "There's nothing more that we can do"

And now the pilot is getting pissed at the crew

All that it takes is like nothing for some
I might have made my mistakes
But I will learn to regret them
The money's all gone and the pain it is leaving
She smiles and says, "You're only dreaming."

I've got a crucifix
I've got a bag of tricks
I feel like a wrecking ball
I feel it
I feel it
I like the sound of it
I like the taste of it
I like the feel of it
I like it
I like when the gravity's gone

And as the engines fail
Oh I keep on feeling higher
Yeah I think my future looks bright
Now that it's all on fire!

Ooh

And so the dream begins,
And so it ends
No arguments help us survive.

Oh no

Oh on the way you blush with terror
Suddenly makes me feel so alive!

Ohh
Oh


Come See Everything

Lately he's been drinking alone
Dreaming naked by the telephone
Bolting doors and getting stoned
Locked and loaded and he's losing hope

Ohh
And as the sum of all fears
Becomes the drum in our ears
And someone unlikely says
Come and see everything
Come out and see the whole world
We'll never make it alone
Never make it

If it's too much to contemplate
Just start shaking the hands of fate
No one leaves the way they came
What you take is what you gave

And as the sum of all fears
Becomes the drum in our ears
And someone unlikely says
Come and see everything
Come out and see the whole world
Come and see it

When you turn your back
Let your soul go black
Black as coal soot
Black as a crows foot

Lately he's been drinking alone
Dreaming naked by the telephone
Bolting doors and getting stoned
Locked and loaded and losing hope

Ohh
And as the sum of all fears
Becomes the drum in our ears
And someone unlikely says
Come and see everything
Come out and see the whole world
We'll never make it alone
Ohhh
Oh no


Crusatyr

Have you felt the weight of your own bones
Dragging you down as you face the day?
For so many ages you've turned them stones
Trying to be a fool instead of a sage.

Oh yeah but now you got this feeling
Is like all we children are lost.
To afraid to pay any cost.

Have you read all the words in the unwritten tomes?
Scratched into the pages of your reflected face?
Can you wash off the dirt from the years on the road?
Preaching all the virtues of going insane?

Oh yeah well you got this feeling
Like all we children are lost
Dying like sparrows in frost.

Well you wake the world up, and you got their attention
Have you really got something to say about it?
Cat got your tongue now has it?
Have you got the drugs to free it?
Well have you really got anything to say?
I doubt it.

Gotta bring it all back somehow

I believe it.
Yeah I'll believe it

We all need it.
We all need it

There is a gaping hole inside of me.
That I just keep pouring whiskey in,
But it's not filling.

Though the ancient days of wine and song
Are to far gone to ever come back now.
Your hopes have been fading for so long
Of bringing all the madness back somehow,

Oh yeah but now you got this feeling
All we children are lost.
Dying like sparrows in frost.


Alone

Hold me close until my fear subsides.
Yeah I might be the only one left alive.
Oh pull me out of this sullen field. Yes.

I might be too close.

I might be too close.

We're all alone.
We are alone.
But I don't know your location.
So many ghosts have come and gone.
They left a ringing in my ear.
We are alive.
The world is ice.
This is a strange vocation.

But I might be too close.

I might be too close.

I can feel you, Mother.
Oh I'm so near you, Mother.

We were all so brave on the outside.
Oh we painted our very own meaning of love
In our letters of blood.

Oh Yes

It goes so fast, like a bomb blast.
The conviction of the righteous is gone.

Yeah it goes so fast, like a bomb blast.
The conviction of the righteous is gone.

Yeah we are alone
We're all alone

But I don't know your location.
So many ghosts they have come and gone.
They left a ringing in my ear.
To put the blade to those you love
This is a strange vocation

I might be to close
I might be to close

I can feel you Mother
Oh I'm so near you Mother

We were all so brave on the outside.
Oh we painted our very own meaning of love
In our letters of blood.

Oh-ho Yes

We painted our very own meaning in letters of blood

I saw the frightened faces of the boys coming in for the kill.
So many more of them left to cut down before we take that hill.

And they said,
"Any man here with a merciful thought in his head will be shot where he stands."
So we carried out faithfully, down to the letter, all of the Colonel's demands.

All the Colonel's commands.
Yeah all of the Colonel's demands

And in the end we all knew we'd be getting what we got

To the devil by a hangman's rope with the whole wretched lot.


Tracks Across The Snow

All we monsters think we are divinely born.
Our fingers pointed to heaven, we direct our scorn.

We're not flying,
We're not flying
We're not flying yet

Just naming all the stars

Turning, looking backward as we go
We've been leaving just tracks across the snow.

We're all dying,
We're all dying.
We're all dying, yeah

Yeah we're dying for the things we left undone
The perfect words
We know we've never spoken
Never spoken

I built up towers to live on through the stone
I was leaving just tracks across the snow.

I've been dying,
I'm dying.
I'm dying, yeah

Oh I'm dying for the things I left undone
For everything, a time will come
And all that I thought went on and on
Fade until even the echo's gone

And down comes that snow.

Obscuring all of my hope.
Covering everything I know.
Covering all of my hope.

Just to be loved
Just to be loved
Just to be loved
Just to be loved
Just to be loved not covered over by snow, yeah

Creeping down it softly comes
Leaves no trace of what once was at all
Covers all that I've done
Filling in all of the holes
Oh, and the glass is breaking
And all the beliefs are shaking
Even the future that you're making
In time will leave you forsaken

Oh now this vertigo you feel is brought on
By this dizzy, spinning sun.
It's not long 'till our time is done
And we embrace the dreamless oblivion

We monsters think we are divinely borne
Our fingers pointing to heaven we direct our scorn

We're not flying
We're not flying
We're not flying

Just naming all the stars.


Rocking Horse

Johnny rocks on his rocking horse
Dreaming of the day of the big divorce.
Hoping somehow that everything will get better
Johnny turns up the music loud.
Sings himself hoarse just to drown them out.
She wants to leave, but they both know he won't let her.

She's not gonna be brave.
She's not gonna be to slow.
To make her attack
When he starts showing his back like a fool yeah.

Been made to take all that she could.
Mother and child, oh make their escape.
Yeah, they left him lying there in a dark pool of his own hate.
There was no time to contemplate.

In a house by the door, there's a rifle with a rusted sight
Taking aim, making sure, going to end it all tonight.
He's the lamb with a loaded gun
Quietly beggin' her to get it done
She looks like a ghost but at least she's not weeping...

She's not gonna be brave.
But she's not gonna be to slow.
To make her attack
When he starts showing his back like a fool.

Yeah Oh

Been made to take al that she could.
Mother and child oh make their escape

Oh yeah

They left him lying there in a dark pool of his own hate
There was no time to contemplate

Red
Black
Faces that come undone
Beg,
Plead
And then drop like setting suns

Compassion please

Not until she's
Been broken
Been broken

Oh now day after day learn to swallow down
Bite after bite of all the pride you can
She said, "keep your head when he comes
Bleed and suffering,
Find freedom"

Compassion please not until she's
Been broken.

Whisper:

It's ok
It's ok
It's ok
Everything is okay
Everything is okay


Safety

By now I have learned
There's only hope for me if she says so
And when all my bridges burn
She'll finally be the only road I know

Oh she understands
The little ways I twist and cough
That's the way she learned the price
Of living with the safety off
By now the whole of her life
Has been traded like a pawn
That's why she knows the price
Of living with the safety on

So we tumble through the night
We know we just might make it to the day
Make it through the day in safety

In Safety
In Safety
In Safety

No don't cry
No don't cry

There's always something new for us to try
Come the night, by firelight
We'll tear away the cobwebs from our eyes

By now I have learned
There's only hope for me if she says so
When all my bridges burn
She'll finally be the only road I know

She understands the little ways I twist and cough
Now she knows the price
Of living with the safety off


Luddite

Wind up the ancient machine, yeah until you break it.
Hold on for the time of your life, yeah you'll learn to fake it,
And you got you brand new disease, yeah you've got your shiny car.
You live your life on your knees, yeah they tell you who you are
That's why you know it's true.
You know it's true.

I've been holding on for a reaction.
It's the same thing every day.
All of my tiny distractions,
They come and take my life away.

Oh Yeah

And the whispering of the wise never entertains the fools,
And the art of compromise,
Is now the only one they teach in schools.

How quickly all our seasons go.
How slowly we learn who we are.
We trade our lives for baggage,
Until the weight of it all buries you under.

Wind up the ancient machine, yeah, until you break it
Know the fruit must come from the seed, yeah, but try to fake it.
And they sell you a brand new disease. They sell you a shiny car.
Oh, you live your life on your knees. Yeah they tell you who you are
That's why you know it's true.
Yeah you know it's true

I've been holding on for a reaction,
But it's the same thing everyday.
All of my million distractions
They come and take my life away.

Oh Yeah

The whispering of the wise never entertains the fools.

And the art of compromise
Pays for all their swimming pools

How quickly all our seasons go.
How slowly we learn who we are.
We trade our lives for baggage.
Until the weight of it all just breaks your fucking balls!

Yeah

They say that to the grave the soul is all you take
So don't make this mistake of trading it in for a trinket.

Oh I guess you just gave it up,
Oh this fucking modern life!
Nowadays there's something to be said
For a quitter!


Hollywood

I don't want to be mean.
I don't want to be cruel,
But sometimes I feel I've got to drink till I drool,
And take all the weight of the world from my shoulders
And Put it on you.

I don't want to break free,
Don't want to head south,
But I hear destiny calling and it's using my mouth
To shake off the weight of the world from my shoulders
And lay it on you.

Oh so I'm packing my bags, and
I'm heading down to Hollywood.
Yeah, I'm taking my things and
I'm leaving today for Hollywood.

Yeah I've deepened my tan, and
I've shallowed my wit.
And I thank you for listening to my latest hit.
And I kneel and I pray everyday to my TV
To tell me what's true.

Oh I'm nauseated by nice
I'd like to be kind
Oh but I'm starting to feel
Like I'm losing my mind
I'm surrounded by plastic and sunshine
And it's just to good to be true.

Yeah so I'm packing my bags and
I'm leaving today for Hollywood.
Yeah, I'm taking my things, and
I'm heading down south to Hollywood.

Oh Go
Thank You
AH-Ha

I can hear my destiny calling me to Hollywood.
Oh ready or not 'cause we're all going to Hollywood.
Yeah you're gonna love all the looks
That you'll be getting in Hollywood.
Go ahead and leave all your books
You won't need any in Hollywood.


Long Gone

Feel the light upon me looking in the window.
Feel the warmth of our innocence fade away.
As the pleasures we seek run so go our virtues.
Don't call it love, don't call it hate,
It's just this moment between you and I.
Long gone,
Long gone

While we were looking for comfort,
We let everything fall to pieces.
And in my naiveté
I threw your childhood away.

Yeah

We look for the thrill that's perfect until
The taste of the act has a lasting impact.
Yeah watching through the window,
But I never know why
Somebody gave you something
That just can't be denied and it's

Long gone,
Those days,
Long gone,
Those days.

Well, now that we've played with the blade, yeah
We've learned that it cuts going both ways.

So we raise the flag of bitter surrender... were not alone
And I know that I will always remember
The other voice on the phone.

Feel the light upon me looking in the window
No don't call it love, don't call it hate
It's just a moment between you and I

Oh No

(Ever seen a sheep in a slaughterhouse? He's scared,
Panicked. So he huddles with the rest of the flock,
Moving when they move. He's a good little sheep just
Keeping out of trouble, keeping out of the way.
Suddenly a gate opens, and it's a way out, he's
Running down a long passage, because to the sheep it
Looks like freedom, but...)


Diamond

He pulls open his eyes as he rides into town.
Oh the blood on his hands is washed down by the rain.
Those bloodthirsty hangmen of Pilate are waiting no more,
Now that their crimson stories are told
To the drain,
To the drain.

By this time he knows that it's too late
And the other cheek is far too tired
And he knows that the end of it all
Is the only diamond that keeps him... Inspired

Oh yeah
That he keeps him inspired
Oh ho oh

He sleeps in a payphone and dreams of the sea
Yeah when he wakes he's still aching and cold and alone

Yeah he looks back to the childhood he had
Before all the children went mad
He loves that revolver like it was a
Precious stone.

And by this time he knows that it's too late,
And the other cheek is far too tired,
And he knows that the end of it all
Is the only diamond that keeps him...
Inspired.

A new lethal freedom keeps him warm
It is the light and the way
Cabaret actor now proselyte.
Keen scrutinizer and new parasite

And he...
Looks for the Nazarene in every dirty magazine.
Looks for the Nazarene in every dirty magazine.

Yeah
No
Oh yeah
Uhh

Oh he sees again just what the world is made of
Oh keeps firing repeating, "God is love."
Sees again just what the world is made of.
Oh keeps firing repeating,

"God is love,"
"God is love"

Now he sees again just what the world is made of.
Sees what the world is made of.
Oh keeps firing repeating,

"God is love,"
"God is love,"
"Oh God is love."

Repeating,

"God is love,"
"God is love."


4 Down (A Toast)

Raise a glass and have a toast for our lives,
But just don't stop at one.
Dressed in our finest with our rosy cheeks aglow.
We face the dying sun.
All as one we
Breathe

So the days were long and the nights were bad
Time erased the dreams we had
Still we played on till the curtain call

There is a thief who's in the yard
And he's stealing from the dogs
There is a dog that's fast asleep upon my feathered bed
There is a girl that finds it hard
To stop laying down and giving
There are some rules but no one knows
Just where we left them

The world is in my head
The world is in my heart
My head and my heart are in the world
Don't ask us to wait
No we don't have time for that
We can't be held
Below the speed of light
Oh no don't as us to wait
Our time is running fast
Not one second wasted will come back.

And the days were long and the nights were bad
Time erased the dreams we had
Still we played on till the curtain call.

And the days were long and the nights were bad
Time erased the dreams we had
Still we played on till the curtain call.

And the days were long and the nights were bad
Time erased the dreams we had
Still we played on till the curtain call.

Alter album lyrics