Angels in the Flesh & Devils in the Bone album lyrics

Endless I


And what will they say when you're gone? That you conquered?
That you burned like a rocket from the womb to the world?
That you ran with your colors and your flags unfurled?
That you ignited everything like a gasoline rain?
Will they say you were insane, while their life is drained?


All of us go down slow, then we rise again
Just like the tide out at sea, we lower and rise again
And the days go by, and the nights all seem the same
And the beast in your eyes slowly becomes tame again
Tame and dim


The Watching Song


I squeezed and slipped 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, yeah


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? Devils why don't you take us?
Take us from ourselves
Take us from ourselves
Save us from ourselves
Ah yeah 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 head 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
Ah, their words destroy you
Just hold still
Until the lights come down
Until the lights come down


So you rise from the blood, you've got a steel gaze, you've got a 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 arm creeps in your blood
You whisper here we go, and the pain dies again, as the lights come down


Yeah


You better hang on, you still haven't seen the end
When they get into your brain, let them rebuild you, ah, let them rebuild 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 feast 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've never sown
And this feast must go on and on and on
Nobody gives a damn


Feast on me and take your fill and
When I finish bleeding, 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


Starving
You're all starving
You're all starving
All starving



The Beast

With every twitch of the brain, comes a thick black chain
I see the body is a beast and I am it's rider and whither the beast goes, so shall I


Shall I warm these bones by the dark night moans?
I see the body is 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 you're ready for your lesson today
To build your spiritual health, 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, only I can lead 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 this soft disgrace
When you could be mine,  the lion needs lamb
And I am the shepherd, I am the shepherd


I hate to see you cry, and I hate to see you cry
Place your hand in mine, and I'll hate it


And why do you want to suffer? What are you trying to prove?
In your sick little phase, you've got your hands upraised
When you could be clean, even God need lambs
And I am the shepherd, you know I'm the shepherd


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, stay 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
Don't feel so lonely, one more night alone


Don't leave me alone with them
(when the family's closing in)
Don't leave me alone with him
(and the minister starts to grin)
Yeah


Hey, hey, astral traveler, has your family gone away?
Did they slay the lambs, obey the minister? For your wretched should they pray
Did you see it? 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
Don't be so lonely, one more night alone


Don't leave me alone with them
(when the family's closing in)
Don't leave me alone with him
(and the minister starts to grin)



Nothing

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, this indecision keeps my feet on the ground
Sometimes I'm high, and sometimes I'm 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, no I've got nothing


Feel the family fade, feel the faith degrade, why won't the beast behave? Take me back!


Sometimes I'm high and sometimes I'm low, stuck in the middle, Jesus Christ, 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 on dust on a Mexican bus, I gave birth to a brand new concept
Then doubled over, and my days are numbered
Right about sunrise came into a new town, can't breathe and I move so slowly
And the sky is humming, and the motor thunders


Shall we ride into the white hot dawn? Tomorrow all will be known
Your feet will rise from the stone, and you'll go through the sky


Until then, I'm all you've got
Until then, I'm all you need
I'm everything, everything


Take a back seat to a sweet companion, must need something to control me
The world is watching, and I'm outnumbered
Don't fuck with a crazy man you say? I don't fuck with a man in control
The sky is humming, and 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 am inside you
And take these thorns from out my feet, while we walk this wretched street, I'll am beside 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, punched a clock, you never noticed that your life had stopped
Changing, begun arranging itself in little ways
And you cried, take me away sister, won't you lead me astray sister? Was my taste not a 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 this, it is 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, breathe, open your eyes
Feel your skin grow cold, I can bring you back again
Just 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, someone said he looked like me
You know you're not too 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'll see the disease eating me, you'll see the disease eating me
You'll see it eating me, you'll see it eating me, you'll see it eating me, you'll 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, here on this plateau


Where have those days gone? South with other wings?
I'll just learn to settle on, slightly lesser things
Grip tight my face, hold my place, with the cold grey backs in line
And I'm fighting off the 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?
We'll just learn to settle on, slightly lesser things
Fight to keep pace, in an endless race, coveting yours and clutching mine
Just take me back, take me home, I 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


And so I, I call on the dogs again, and nobody said you could go
Now you wanted to watch me bend, well, now I'm gonna put on a show
And all things need an end, come on, six feet below


Sad eyes, just look at him try, c
old 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


And so I, I call on the dogs again, and nobody said you could go
And you wanted to watch me bend, well now I'm gonna put on a show
And all things need an end, come on, six feet to go, 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 my little mosquito, and prove you are my love
Preach to me your strange obsession, poised on a highway of blood
A 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, yeah


Oh
Don't hear him crying
, I don't hear God crying
Yeah


On wings it hears me calling, desirous 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


And I don't hear him crying
Yeah


Come my 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 leave 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 you're 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
Every day 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, and all along we cry in our defense
And all of us go down slow and then we rise again
And just like a tide out at sea, we lower and rise again


Well and the days go by, and the nights all feel the same
And the beast in your eyes slowly becomes tame
Someday you will change


Hup, hup, hup, yeah


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, and all along we cry in our defense
All of us go down slow, and then we rise again
Well just like the tide out at sea, we lower and rise again, and again
And 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!