Endless I


And what will they say when your gone
That you conquered
That you burned like a rocket
From the womb to the world
And you ran with your colors
And your flags unfurled
And you ignited everything
Like a gasoline rain
Will they say you were insane
while their life is grey
And all of us go down slow
And then we rise again
Just like a tide out at sea
We lower and rise again
And the days go by
And the nights all feel the same
And the beast in your eyes
Slowly becomes tame and dim
Tame and dim


The Watching Song


I squeezed and slid my wet way out.
Into a world that was too damn cold.
My pushing mother had no doubt.
That the child would be something to behold.
And all the church bells rang.
All the angels sang.
And I thought I should feel safe.
But I was always watching, always. Yeah, yeahhhh
And I can't slow it down,
I watch the seasons roll.
And I can't slow it down.
Watch the seasons roll.
And I can't slow it down.
Watch the seasons roll. yeah!
Angels! Why don't you save us?
Devil! Why don't you take us?
Take us from ourselves?
Take us from ourselves!
Take us from ourselves!
Ahhyeah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah........
I know that I should feel safe.
I'm always watching,
I know that I should feel safe.
But I'm always watching,
I know that I should feel safe.
I'm always watching,
I know that I should feel safe.
But I'm always watching
I know that I should feel safe.

American Theatric

So you rise from the blood,
Catching yourself in the mirror...
Well did you get it on film?
And monkey see monkey do.
And it's another day,
You are a star today...
Aching to get in to see the show.
They take the curtain down,
Nobody makes a sound,
The movie star in your heart is like a drug.
Someone says here we go...
And the pain dies,
As the lights come down.
Hold on.
This will all be over soon, yeah...
And as they speak,
Their words destroy you.
Ahh, their words destroy you.
Just hold still
Until the lights come down...
Until the lights come down.
So you rise from the blood.
You got a steel gaze...cat's eye...
Intoxicated by
All of the people that you might be.
And it's another day,
You are a star today,
Aching to get in to see the show.
They take the curtain down,
Nobody makes a sound,
The movie star in your head
Is like a drug.
You whisper here we go...
And the pain dies again
As the lights come down.
Yeah.
You better hold on...
You still haven't seen the end.
When they get into your brain
Let them reveal you...
Ahh, let them reveal you.
Just hold still...
Until the house lights rise.
Rise.
Oh yeah...
Oh...
Come on and march.
March...
Into the aisles.
Come on and march
Out into the aisles...
The day is over now
And the time is drawing near
When we'll go
When we'll go
When we'll go
When we'll go
When we'll go
When we'll go
When we'll go
And we'll march. March.
One, two, three...
Oh, march, march, march again.
Oh, march


The Feast

Feast on me and
Take your fill.
And when I finish giving,
Go and find someone who will.
We are one you say, but
Who are we?
I'm lying on the table,
And I'm high above the trees.
And this beast must go on and on and on...
And nobody gives a damn.
Take a side you say
It's black and gray
And all the
Hunters take the hunted
Merrily out to play.
We are one, you say, but
Who are you?
You're all too busy reaping
In the things you never sown,
And this beast must go on and on and on...
Nobody gives a damn.
Feast on me, and
Take your fill and
When I finish giving,
Go and find someone who will.
Am I talking a bit too loud?
Am I acting a bit too proud?
Well, it's always something,
Then I'm gone away...
And you're all starving.
Starving.
You're all starving...
You're all starving...
All starving...

The Beast

With every twitch of the brain
Comes a thick, black chain.
Now see the body's a beast,
And I am a rider,
And whither the beast goes...
So shall I.
Shall I warm these bones
By the Dark Nine Moans?
See, the body's a beast,
And I am the rider,
And whither the beast goes...
So shall I.

Minister

Good morning, children!
How nice to see you again.
I hope your ready for your lesson today.
To build your spirits will help:
We'll start erasing the self.
Suppress those tiny devils
Boiling in your bone.
Your whole life,
You've been softly fading.
Once you were strong,
But now degrading,
And searching for a light to lead the way.
That's me...
I'm a holy spastic.
I'll make you feel
You're made of blood,
In a world that's plastic.
Take my hand,
'cause only I can show you the way...
And all the way
The sinister minister's grinning.
What have I got to offer?
What have you got to lose?
In your alcohol haze...
In the softest grace.
When you could be mine,
And even God needs lambs.
And I am the shepherd...
I am the shepherd.
I hate to see you cry.
And I hate to see you cry.
I hate to see you cry.
I hate it.
And what do you want to suffer?
What are you trying to prove?
In your sick little phase...
You got your hands up raised.
And you could be clean.
And you know I need lambs
And I am the shepherd...
You know I'm the shepard.
I hate to see you cry.
I hate to see you cry.
Bleach that soiled life
And take your place in line, yeah...
You know your whole life
You've been softly fading.
Once you were strong,
But now you're degrading
And searching for a little light to lead the way.
Well that's me.
I'm a holy spastic.
I'll make you feel
You're made of blood
In a world that is plastic.
Take my hand,
'cause only I can show you the way.
And now you know all the way...
That I will be grinning


Medicine Woman


Hey, hey, medicine woman,
Do your dance,
Take the pain.
Slay the lamb
Slay the minister
Make me whole again.
Did you feel that?
Did you like it?
Straight to heaven, no need to pray.
Don't make it all so complicated,
Watch the background fade away.
Hey, hey, let our legions swallow you.
And we're only
Half a mile from home.
We're so lonely
One more night alone...
Don't leave me alone with him.
(And the feelings closing in...)
Don't leave me alone with him.
(And the minister starts to grin...)
Yeah.
Hey, hey, astro-traveler
Has your family gone away?
Do they lambs obey the minister?
For your wrecthed soul they pray.
Did you see that?
Did you like it?
The way the sheep all flock that way?
Don't make it all so complicated,
Watch the background fade away.
Hey, hey, let our legions swallow you.
And we're only
Half a mile from home.
We're so lonely,
One more night alone...
Don't leave me alone with him.
(And the feeling is closing in...)
Don't leave me alone with him.
(And the minister starts to grin...)

Nothing

Some times I'm up.
Some times I down.
This indecision keeps me chained to the ground.
Some times I high.
Some times I low.
Stuck in the middle, Jesus Christ,
I've got no place to go.
No where to go.
Nothing to hide.
'Cause I've got nothing at all.
You know I've got nothing.
Feel the family fade.
Feel the faith degrade.
Why won't they please behave?
Take me back!
Sometimes I'm high,
Say, sometimes I'm low...
Stuck in the middle, Jesus,
I've got no place to go.
Got no where to go.
Nothing to hide.
'Cause I got nothing at all.
I've got nothing.
No where to go.
Nothing to hide.
I've got nothing at all.

Mexican Bus

Choking up dust on a mexican bus, I
Gave birth to a brand new concept,
Then doubled over, and my days are numbered.
Read about sun rise given to a new town,
Can't breath and I move so slowly
And the sky is humming, and my motor thunders.
Shall we ride into the white hot dawn?
Tomorrow all will be known.
Your feet will rise from the storm...
And you go through the sky.
Until then
I'm all you've got.
Until then,
I'm all you need.
I'm everything
Every day.
Take a back seat to a sweet companion.
Must say something to control it.
The world is watching, and I'm outnumbered.
Don't fuck with a greater man you said,
I don't fuck with a man in control.
The sky is humming, and now my motor thunders.
Shall we ride into the white hot dawn?
Tomorrow all will be known.
Known...
Known...
Known...
All will be known.
Known...
Known...
Known...
Known...
Known...
And take my wings and I still roam...
Break my glass and break my bones...
But I'll be beside you.
And take these thorns from out my feet
While you walk these wretched streets...
I'll be inside you.
And now...
You're inside me.


The Invitation

Am I getting through?
Am I losing you?
Just give me some little sign.
You're drifting out to sea...
You can't do this to me.
I gave you all that was mine, Yeah...
Do you see
That you were always alone
Until you befriended me?
How you've grown...
Just take a look at yourself.
The stranger has found a home.
And I could leave this place,
And I could almost fly...
If I could only just reach the window...
One, two, three, four...

You had sex on television,
Watched a clock.
Did you never notice that your life has stopped?
Changing,
Think I'm arranging
In some thin little ways.
And you cry...
Take me away sister,
Won't you leave me astray sister?
Was my taste not as sweet...
As your tongue wanted?
You need me, we're the same.
You need me, we're the same.
You need me, we're the same.
You need...
Yes, it's a shock.
But trust me, you'll feel better after.
I see- I see you must have lost your way,
But I can bring you back again.
Go through the sky again,
Breath, open your eyes,
Feel your skin grow cold...
I can bring you back again.
Be yourself again.
I was so kind...
Went nearly out of my mind.
But I was thinking of you the whole time.
And I gave you all that was mine.
I gave you all that was mine.
I gave you all that was mine.
I gave you all that was mine.
I gave you all that was mine.
I gave you...
I gave you...
I gave you.
Come back to me.
Come back to me.
Come back to me.
To come back to me.

Golden Head


Golden Head, and feet of clay.
And someone said it looked like me.
You know you're not to blind to see...
His golden head and feet of clay.
Look in his eyes and see the disease...
But in his mind he's free and clean.
And when the water washes you clean...
You see the disease eating me.
You see the disease eating me.
You see it eating me.
You see it eating me.
You see it eating me.
You see it eating me...

Settling


Go to the window, boy.
Become what you would destroy.
Feed yourself on dissonance.
Make your belly grow...
And take heed of the cry
Of all the sirens outside.
You know that this will be your inheritance
Up from this plateau...
Where have those days gone?
South with other wings?
I'll just learn to settle on
Slightly lesser things.
Gripped on my face,
Hold my place
With a cold grey vaccine line
And I'm fighting off a cold,
Slowly getting old,
Slipping perfectly
Into the design.
And I'm drooling my drops of wine.
Do you remember how we swam
Out beyond the dams?
When we were diving down with confidence...
Up from our plateau.
Where have our days gone?
Have they gone south with other wings?
I'll just learn to settle on
Slightly lesser things.
Grab to keep pace
In an endless race.
Coveting yours
And clutching mine.
Just take me back,
Take me home,
Can't find my way...
My way back home.

The Last Time


This is the last time I will never feel this way again
I'm gonna see that swollen river take my wretched body in
With your street lamp for a soul I am just one of many
insects in your light in your light in your light
So I call on the dogs again
Nobody said you could go
You wanted to watch me bend
Well, now I'm gonna put on a show
All things need an end
Come on, six feet to go
Sad eyes, just look at him try.
Cold man, he's been poisoned from inside.
I'm a legless thing that lives to run
A useless thief who's frightened by the night
In the night in the night in the night
And so I call on the dogs again
Nobody said you could go
You wanted to watch me bend
Well now I'm gonna put on a show
All things need an end
Come on, six feet below
There's still six feet to go
Now that you know
If these are the last days,
do you feel like holy man?

Our Hero's Resolve


Oof!
God I want you!
God I want you!
Right!
Oof!
God I want you!
God I want you!


Mosquito

Come out little mosquito,
And prove you are my love.
Preach to me a strange obsession
Poised on a highway of blood.
Highway of blood...
On a highway of blood.
Yeah.
Creeping up my staircase...
Switching off all the lights.
Nobody can see us now,
Show me you can bite.
Bite.
You gotta try it
To know what it's like.
As mosquito drives the spike.
I made a choice, God lost the fight,
And I don't hear him crying.
Oh...
Don't hear him crying.
I don't hear God crying.
Yeah.
On wings it hears me calling.
Desire is of a sting.
Brings me the identity
I came to this world missing.
Yeah, missing...
Missing.
I remember your father...
But do you remember me?
Did I leave a footprint
In the dust of your memory?
Down in the dust?
You've gotta try it
To know what it's like...
As mosquito drives the spike.
And I made a choice, God lost the fight,
And I don't hear him crying.
Yeah.
An' I don't hear him crying.
Yeah.
Come out little mosquito,
And prove you are my friend.
I can't turn the lights back on...
Is this how it ends?
Is this how it ends?
"Hey, baby..."
"where you at?"
"There you are..."
"what the fuck'd you do?!"

The Possum's Funeral

Goodbye friend.
The world no longer needs you.
You were so kind to lead the life
You left behind.
And thanks again.
From all of us who had to feed you.
With this burden off our backs,
We'll be sublime...
And from the world
You corrupted
And almost forced to change...
Now that your through
We can bury you.
And we'll be fine.


Endless II

The heat has a taste.
It tastes like a flame.
You drink up the flame, and it burns your flesh away.
And in the city of clouds,
You're just a face in the crowd.
But you take up your place,
And you throw yourself away,
Everyday of your life.
Well, take a breath, and take a seat, and take your medicine.
Close your eyes, and cauterize the wound you're opening.
Well, all these lives, that make no sense.
All along we cry in our defense.
And all of us go down slow,
And then we rise again.
And just like a tide on the sea.
We lower and rise again.
Well, and the days go bye and the nights all feel the same.
And the beast in your eyes slowly becomes tame.
Someday you will change.
Hey hey hey heyyy
This world has gone and drug us along
And nothing's the same, and it will never be again.
It's never gonna be the same.
And all these lives that make no sense.
All along we cry in our defense.
All of us go down slow,
Then we rise again.
But just like the tide on the sea.
We lower and rise again, and again.
I said, the days go by and the nights all feel the same.
And the beast in your eyes, slowly becomes tame and dim.
Someday never comes.
Ooh!
The snake strikes,
To give,
Life!

Angels in the Flesh and Devils in the Bone

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