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?
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, 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? Devil why don't you take us?
Take us from ourselves
Take us from ourselves
Take 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 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, ah, 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 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 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


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 you're 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 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, 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 the lambs obey the minister? For your wretched 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

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, this indecision keeps me chained to the ground
Sometimes I'm high, and yes 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 they please behave? Take me back!


Sometimes I'm high and yes 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 sunrise given to a new town, can't breathe 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, everything


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, watch the clock, did you never notice that your life had stopped?
Changing, beyond arranging, in some thin little ways
And you cry, take me away sister, won't you lead 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, breathe, 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 you 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 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?
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


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 to go


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 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 my little mosquito, and prove you are my love
Preach to me your 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, yeah


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


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 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 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
Everyday of your life


Well take a breath and take the 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 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, all along we cry in our defense
All of us go down slow then we rise again
Well 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 & Devils in the Bone album lyrics