The Knowing Dirge

In the shadow of what's real
you dig a hole down in the sand.
Where you know you left it all,
the things that make you understand.
And guide your hand.
Then you turn with watering eye,
to the sky in your surprise.
And the sand is your blood and the hole is so big
and you shake and you pray and you beg.
You know why.
With your watering eye,
you've got a hole inside,
such a wretched life,
don't look so surprised.
You know why.
You did this to yourself again.
Gunning for a bluer sky.
Swallowed the dose,
cut your own rope,
just to know it all.
Do you know it all?
Took down the dose,
cut your rope,
wanted to show yourself everything.
You ran through the wires,
tasted the fires.
You can't feel anything at all.
Shocked by the voice again.


Cinema

[Flesh dissolved in acid of light]

[Nine hundred hours of hallucinatory intoxication]
[Nine hundred hours of hallucinatory intoxication]

People are so full of infection
People are so full of infection
Gashing open their empty lives
Slashing open their empty lives
They lick the open wound, lick the open wound, lick the open wound
Lick it! Lick it!

Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, through my little fingers it goes
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema

The sun is touching me, sun is touching me so strange
Sun is touching me, sun is touching me so
Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, I carry it beneath my tongue

Yeah, yeah

Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, through my little fingers it goes
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema

The sun is touching me, sun is touching me so strange
Sun is touching me, sun is touching me so
Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, I carry it beneath my

It said I welcome you to life
It said I help you up that tree, yeah
Oh, I break the leash, you go mad and unchained, yeah

Yeah, yeah

Oh

And if you follow me
Know the road will end
But if you follow me
Break but never bend

Break

[We're all in this together]
[We've got to convince the others]

Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, through my little fingers it goes
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema
In my eyes a cinema, in my eyes a cinema

The sun is touching me, sun is touching me so strange
Sun is touching me, sun is touching me so
Through my little fingers, through my little fingers
Goes through my little fingers, I carry it beneath my

It said I welcome you to life
It said I help you up that tree, yeah
Oh, I break the leash, you go mad and unchained, yeah

Yeah, yeah

[You want the key?]

[You sure you want to be free?]

[Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha]

[You've been free already]


All the Stories But One

What's it gonna take tonight, just to get you by my side?
In my book on lies, there's a chapter on you.
You know where the answers lie, you're in love with Jesus Christ.
In my book on spite, I've got a chapter on you.
Disgusted by it. You turn away.
And without question, you don't question,
stick to the question, without questioning, you know.
Hey, what can you say?
So some of it's true, as she takes that throat and tries to kill for you.
Oh, it's all coming true.
Just look at your father and I'm looking at you.
Watching you tell all the stories but one. All of the stories but one.
I've got a book on people, it's got so many blank pages.
I keep filling it up with things I see.
Have you any lies to tell me? How much can you care about me?
Now don't hold back, give it all to me.
Electrified, and you take a life.
How many must fall?
Broken on the ground, before you realize that your an insect.
And how many must go, just like the bones in your well,
before you realize that you're an insect.
There's always the injection, if you weary of the thinking.
And the voice.
Deep in your reflection, it's a crawling little creature.
And the voice.
And the voice in your head won't go away.
Deep down inside, you're afraid.
She's talking to you feel the squeeze.
These broken bones and this body are your own.

Dead

I was alive (repeat).
And now I'm dead.
Something inside, keeps telling me I have died.
Something below, keeps pulling me through my snow.
Something inside, keeps telling me I have died.
Something I know, it makes me numb even though...
Oh, God. I'm dead.
I shouldn't have asked it yet.
It makes me numb even though...
Oooh, let it go.

Isolation

Isolation, growing in my brain again.
Isolation, growing in my brain again.
Don't know why.
Don't know when it started,
but isolation is growing in my brain.
Desperation, swelling in your brain again.
Desperation, swelling in your brain again.
Don't know why.
You're not sure when it started,
but desperation is swelling in your brain.
Again.


Clean Plastic Baby

Oh! What Joy! A child of our own...
Oooh, such a handsome child.
With a fusebox smile.
I think he's trying to speak now.
But he's got nothing to say.
He must have nothing to say.
Nothing, you say? He's all mine.
I cannot hate you. Why should I bother?
I never felt anything anyway.
Dark in the bedroom. Why did you bother?
You never saw each other, you should you see me now?
The child can't do anything right.
Oh, why can't he be like us?
Tell me why?
Clean the mind of this plastic baby.
You set these eyes deep in this face.
I just repeat what you said.
You set this flesh upon these bones.
I just repeat what you said.
I'm through with patience. I'll wait no longer.
You never waited for me anyway.
This thing inside me, it's growing stronger.
It's going to tear. Tear until it sees the light of day.
You set these eyes deep in this face.
Now I just repeat what you said.
You take my flesh and try it on.
You'll just repeat what I said.
Mother, you made me repeat what you said.
I just repeat what you say.
The story you told, still rings in my head.
The young men came down, down to the river,
To wash their hands of the mud.
The young men came down, after the stoning,
To wash their hands of the blood.
See all the young men come down, down to the water,
To wash off the mud. To wash off the blood.
You just repeat what you said.
You mean what you say.
Young women came down, down to the river,
To wash their legs of the blood.
Young women came down, after the birthing,
To wash their legs of the blood.
I saw the women go down, down to the water,
To wash their legs of the blood.
The blood...the blood.
Repeat what you said.
You never mean what you say.
I just repeat what you said.
Keep still child.
I'm washing your insides away.
That's a good boy.
You know we love you.


The Face of Order

Protect you. And serve you. Keep you down.
Yes officer, big law man.
I love you too, motherfucker.
A good catholic man, make no mistake.
But press that nerve down and see the face.
The face of order is far from Christ.
It has cheeks already bloody, and rage in its eyes.
Rage.
Johnny was law man from the age of five.
Now he watches over me and helps me stay in line.
And as he masturbates the chrome
his thumb pulls lightly back the hammer.
Salivating wildly, he says he'd like me to try it again.
"I have seen reality," he says, "In a new light.
I know where the evil is and I know I am right."
Ripping through the human garden, cutting out the weeds.
I was given orders to do anything I please.
Please.
Try it again, you little fucker.
Don't boy to the rage that is dying inside.
Rotting and swollen with a righteous pride.
Kick to the face, kick to the face,
spit in the face and say,
"Try it again, you little fucker.
Try it again."

Pet

Honey on my tongue. I wish I could be a bit like you.
Paper in my teeth.  I wish I could be a bit like you.

(Chorus)
I've been made a pet. A chain one mile long.
Bleed me every hour, keeps me from growing strong.
Honey on my tongue, I wish I could be a bit like you.
Just a bit like you.

Get my every wish. Nailing down my feet to be with you.
Pulling back my lips, showing all my teeth to be like you.

(Chorus)

Persecutor

I am of alien intelligence.
At least they say so.
I could show you anything, unless I want to.
Many people run away from me.
I make them angry.
They don't like the way I shake.
I am reminded. I am reminded.
Stop and take a look at where your words are falling.
Listen to where your wisdom goes.
Oh, you may be disappointed at just how much your victim knows.
You better kick in.
I am sickened. You won't listen.
Little girl has learned a lesson today.
She has a value.
Get up and change the sheets again.
A late night with Gallo.
Many people run away from her.
She makes them angry.
They don't like the way she moves.
She is reminding. She is reminding.
Did you wake up today?
Did you wake up yesterday?
Did you wake up today?
Will you wake up tomorrow?

Bottle

Start my day and hit my head with the door.
Grab hold of the chair and pull myself from the floor.
Still isn't clear what that was for
I've recognized strong feelings in here.
Fruit ripe for the picking and thoughts of fear
Sometimes it gets to easy to assume that isn't clear
Tell me 'bout those good old days.
Older ones and better ways
Ways I cannot change today.
Tell me why. I'll tell you why
Bit by the dog can pull you back in the game.
Each new problem drives you further from sane
Topics take root in all the things that cause my pain
Another day and not a bad start at all.
Less weight on the shoulders can make you feel tall
This bottle stands empty waiting for me to call
Tell me why.

The Sad Ballad of Danny Boy

That's right my name is Danny Boy and I like to drink at night.
I go down to the pub, wherein I buy myself a pint or three.
I like to go out drinking, 'cause beer it is my life,
until I come home and lay eyes upon my darling wife.
And they say
Oh Danny, won't you go home earlier tonight?
Your daughter doesn't know you
and your giving us a fright when you say...
Say, something's wrong with anyone who's not like me.
With you the violence just comes so easily.
You never learn I have to teach you constantly.
Just hush now, hush now, hush now.
That's right my name is Danny Boy and I'll buy another round.
Then off to the market when this place closes down.
'Cause I say drinking's always done when the sun's up in the sky.
The sun is always up somewhere,
and it's your turn to buy and they say,
Oh, Danny, won't you go home earlier tonight?
Your son he doesn't know you and your giving us a fright when you say
Say, something's wrong with anyone who's not like me.
With you the violence just comes so easily.
You never learn I have to teach you constantly.
Hush now.
Hush now.
Sleep.
Sleep floating child.

Crawl Into You

Down comes the day.
I'm gonna crawl into you.
Deep into you.
Take up my hands,
spread you in two,
see through your eyes.
Make all your fears come true.
Under your flesh, shivering there,
feel you your lies.
I'm gonna crawl into you.

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