An Apology

So strip away all of my shadows
And light me up brighter than the sun
My hands are strong from building these gallows
Many will be left hanging before my time here is done
Before my time is done
Before my time is done


Well I could show you no merciful side again
I could just hold you, wouldn't that be nice?
One thing I know by now is that in the end
You can never swim in the same river twice

Try and you're wasting your time
Oh, I don't know why god made me this way
(And I'm so sorry)
I don't know how much more I can take
(And I'm so sorry)
You know it's always my mistake
(And I'm so sorry)
And I'll be sorry when I break you


So take me high, fly me over the mountains
Cry of the raven and the scream of the dove
And I'll be gone on the wings of the eagles
High road behind me, left everything that I loved
All of the things I loved


Oh I don't know why god made me this way
(And I'm so sorry)
I don't know how much more I can take
(And I'm so sorry)
You know it's always my mistake
(And I'm so sorry)
And I'll be sorry when I see that you're gone
Gone away
Like a god gone astray
Not a word
Will be spoken
Of how it broke me when I saw you broken
Broken
Broken
When I broke you


Want it all but Can't pay the bill
Just staring out my little window sill
My companion, one colorful pill
Nobody cares about what they can't kill


Ghost In The Making

All you tortured and strange, before we begin, just open your minds so we all can climb in.
Sell your souls for a dime. Don't try to fight.
You'll never be strong, but you'll always be mine.
Yeah you'll always be mine.
So you're cock of the walk? A heart like a balloon and it's getting bigger.
Still when there comes that knock upon your front door
When you dance across the floor you'll know one thing for sure.

You know they won't see nothin'
You know they won't see nothin'
You know they won't see nothin'
You know they won't see you.
Oh they won't see you.
While you're working to earn just one slice I'll give you this kindly advice:
They'll forget your name at half price.
You're just a ghost in the making.

Now you're tortured and you're strange. It's already begun.
Why keep throwing punches when you know that I've won?
Sell your soul for a dime and don't try to fight.
You'll never be wrong, but you'll never be right.
No you'll never be right.

Talk your talk and walk your walk. I'm no common fool and I'd say you took your number
Still when there comes that knock upon your front door when you dance across the floor
You'll know one thing for sure.
You know they won't see nothin'
You know they won't see nothin'
You know they won't see nothin'
You'll know they won't see you.
Oh they won't see you.
While you're working to earn just one slice
I'll give you this kindly advice:
They'll forget your name at half price.
Oh you're just a ghost in the making.


In America

The fastest runner sets the pace in America.
Then watches money win the race in America.
They put greatness in your head in America,
Then beat you blue and red just like America.

They're gonna put you in your place in America.
They'll tell you to your face in America.
They will buy all you can sell, in America,
To own a little piece of hell in America.

So cover your eyes and cover your heart and pray for the ones you're tearing apart.
And deep in the night you dream of a TV show.

You can beat them by a mile in America.
You'll be laughing all the while in America.
They don't care how you do it in America,
Just do it with style and a smile.

So cover your eyes and cover your heart and pray for the ones you're tearing apart.
And deep in the night you dream of a TV show.

We are all here to look over the edge.
And then we fall in.
Fall in.
Fall in.
Fall in.

So cover your eyes and cover your heart and pray for the ones you're tearing apart.
And deep in the night you know you dream of a TV show.


Weightless

When you were young burning under the covers
And hundreds of lovers were trailing out behind you
Time will move just as fast as you pull it, quicker than a bullet
You know it's gonna remind you
How your heart, so sticky sweet, is waiting to attack
You play the hand you're given even though the deck is stacked
Until you're ready for the next one, yeah

And then a wise man taught you a lesson, while you were confessin'
Staring at the fire
Take your time, cus as long as you're livin' it's all that you're given
You are a slave to desire
You said "Oh sun come out today"
It said "I will not shine"
You begged the moon to light your way
It said "I must decline"

Because the fall makes you break
And the break it makes you see
That only the light gives you shape
In the darkness you stay shapeless
Only love gives you weight
Only love can keep you weighted
Only love keeps you weightless

Hahaha

All this time you have been aching for someone to trust
Filling all your days with taking
Doing all the things you must
Gravity is slowly breaking down your will
Don't hold it back
Don't hold it back
Don't hold it back
Don't hold it back

Because the fall makes you break
But the break it makes you see
That only the light gives you shape
In the darkness you stay shapeless
Only love gives you weight
Only love can keep you weighted
Only love ohhhh
Woah

When you were young burning under the covers
There were hundreds of lovers trailing out behind you
Time will move just as fast as you pull it, quicker than a bullet
You know it's gonna remind you
How your heart, so sticky sweet, is waiting to attack
You play the hand you're given even though you know the deck is stacked
And now you're ready for the next one, yeah
Yeah


Breakdown

When you walk the streets you can feel it in the way it leaves you in a cold sweat.
Coming up for air not escaping. All I can feel is the bottom we're scraping.

And you say, "It's all right. And "It's okay."
Just learn to live life another day.
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall."
I want to be there when we watch it all breakdown.
You know it.
Don't you feel like watching it all burn down to the ground
Yeah, when I breakdown
I'm gonna show it.
And all my flames will rise through the skies with a terrible sound.
Yeah when I breakdown.

They send me out to locate all the dead so I can tally 'em.
And I take my paycheck and buy whiskey to chase the valium.
May not deserve to serve, but you will whether you like it or not.
No, no, nobody's looking for a savior, they're just looking for everything you've got.
Everything!

And I said, "It's all right. And "It's okay."
Just learn to live life another day.
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall."
I want to be there when we watch it all breakdown.
And you know it.
Don't you feel like watching it all burn down to the ground
Yeah, when I breakdown
I'm gonna show it.
And all my flames will rise through the skies with a terrible sound.
Yeah when I breakdown.

And if I could, I'd shove the whole world, right onto a knife
I wouldn't think twice.
But you're the one I'm thrown
To save my life.

You said, "It's all right. And "It's okay."
Learn to live life another day.
And if you stop to pick me up,
You know that I'll be going your way.


Helping Hands

I already know what I already know.
I already know all there is to know.
I already know what I already know.
I already know what I already know.
I already know all there is to know.
I was borne to reap and you were born to sow.
And how am I supposed to feel with my silver spoon in somebody else's mouth?
And I have been waiting here for so long, so long, so long.

There are no helping hands.
There are no disappearing lands.
There are no crucible wars.
There are no more like me.
No
No, no

The truth is mine, and all the power too.
How sad that only one in five will make it through,
By any means, you know, I will prevail.
I know by now that everything is for sale.
The truth is mine and all the power too.
There is no innocence I have to prove.
And I am always within reach of you.
Always.
Always.
Always.

We hope that you will live to see another day.
We hope to find the knowledge you lost.
We hope that you will live to see another day
Because you're never gonna count up the cost.
No you're never gonna count up the cost.
Count it up.

There are no helping hands.
There are no disappearing lands.
There are no crucible wars.
There are no more men like me.
No.
Oh no.

You know the truth is mine, and all the power too.
How sad, that only one in five will make it through.
By any means, you know, I will prevail.
I know by now that everything is for sale.
The truth is mine and all the power too.
There is no innocence I have to prove.
I am always within reach of you.
Always.
Always.
Always.

We hope that you will live to see another day.
We hope to find the knowledge you lost.
We hope that you will live to see another day
Because you're never gonna count up the cost.
No you're never gonna count up the cost.
You're never gonna count up the cost.
You're never gonna count up the cost.
You're never gonna add it up.


Spaces In Between Us

So this is love?
So this is loneliness?
So this is heartache that you just cannot bear?
I'll miss your poison, I'll miss your sweet caress.
And all those moments in the day when I wished that I was unaware.

Spaces in between us start to fill.
So prepare to finally break your will
Your will.
Yeah.

And so the days pass by still we never wonder why it feels so simple and yet...
Out of the clear blue sky, no one saw the arrow fly in.
Feel your palms getting wet
You start to sweat.

Spaces in between us start to fill.
So prepare to finally break your will.

This is the Queen gonna eat that pawn up.
This is the King gonna wake up that dawn up
This is the way that she sheets are drawn up.
So this love?
This is the thing that you do without a reason.
This is the rain that ends the dry season
This is locked up until you put your keys in.
So this is love.

Spaces in between us start to fill.
So prepare to finally break your will.


The Wave

I was borne upon that wave where no one goes.
No one goes.
I was borne into that light the highway shows.
Soon you won't be waiting.
Soon you'll only be with me.
Not another soul will be there,
Oh just you wait and see.

Oh please don't be fooled by everything that you see.
You know that all these distractions won't ever come back for me
They won't come back for me.

You're in the back of the line just biding your time.
Hang on
Just like the taste of the wine, you know it's better with time.
Hang on.
When they tell you the price,
Mask your surprise
Hang on.

So just get back on the road, get back in the car.
If they light up your fuse, you'll shine like a star
And I get back on the track, get back on the train.
If you give me a spade, I'll bury your pain
And all the flowers that grow from that fertile grave
Will be blue as the ocean and they'll look like the wave I rode.

Oh please don't be fooled by everything that you see.
All these distractions won't ever come back for me
Oh they won't come back for me.

You're in the back of the line and you're biding your time.
Hang on
Like the taste of the wine, it's better with time.
Hang on.
When they tell you the price,
Mask your surprise
Hang on.

Precious things and worthless trifles guarded by young men with rifles.
Watch the tide come take them all away. Take them all away.


Everything Falls Our Way

Am I feeling high? Am I feeling low?
Am I feeling something like a quid pro quo?
Am I feeling lost? Am I feeling found?
Even when I'm flying
I still can't leave the ground
Come join me in the fight to see more than black and white.
Smashing everything down until it falls our way.

Could this be all hallucinations?
Get right up front or get left behind.
See through the blackness that blankets all nations.
It might be blinding but it's quite a sensation.
Come join me in the fight to see more than black and white.
Smashing everything down until it falls our way.

Am I feeling high? Am I feeling low?
Am I feeling something like a quid pro quo?
Am I feeling lost? Am I feeling found?
Even when I'm flying
I still can't leave the ground
We can join in the fight. It's only a waste of our time.
We'll smash everything down until it falls our way.


My Burden

I shoulder my burden like anyone would.
You try to soothe me, I never thought you could
Life on the sidelines is just a taste of death.
The taste is stronger with every breath

Take out my eyes and make them sober.
Take out my heart and make it see.
I wanna sleep when this is over.
I don't feel so good.
I don't feel so good.
Feel so good.
Feel so good.

The crying soldier lays bleeding on the field.
Another empty bottle for all the secrets they concealed

Take out my eyes and make them sober.
Take out my heart and make it see.
Oh and I wanna sleep when this is over.
Oh I don't feel so good.
I don't feel so good.

Oh, my sweetness.
Oh, my sight.
Oh, my sweetness,
Yeah while the world is beating down your door
You ask me,"How much more will do the trick?"
As I lay contemplating the floor,
Looking for the switch.
Looking for the switch.

I shoulder my burden like anyone would.
You try to soothe me, I never thought you could
Life on the sidelines just a taste of death.
The taste is stronger with every breath.


Provisio

This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
Sometimes I think about getting it and it gives me the shakes.

And if you hear something strange, like the sound of the boatman's call,
Don't be afraid to cut the rope and enjoy the free=fall.

This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
This is what it feels like and this is what it takes.
Sometimes I think about getting it and it gives me the shakes.

We are the rats who beat the maze, but we still reach the same four walls
We can still let go of hope and enjoy the free-fall.
Fall

And if you hear something strange, like the sound of the boatman's call,
Don't be afraid to cut the rope and enjoy the free-fall.


In Transition

In transition once again all is lost
In transition once again all is lost
All is lost

And all us drunk on misery watch us the new days dawns.
Our wine is only as good as the poetry it spawns
I've been hoping desperately you'd make your way down here and say hi.
Come down below.
Show me your face and show me your gray eyes.
Your gray eyes. Let me soak in your gray eyes.
Those gray eyes take me over.

In transition once again all is lost
In transition once again all is lost
All is lost

As the snake devours the egg it feels that all is gained.
All the sacred and the profane will be one again
My defenses are all shattered by one dagger thrown from those eyes.
Just say hello,
Give me a smile and show me your gray eyes,
Those gray eyes, Let me soak in your gray eyes.
Those gray eyes take me over

This is the death of the life that we know. This is us moving on.
This suffering, I've been told, is how we grow.
This is the death of the life that we know. This is us moving on.
You told me so, but your eyes are changing
Till it's all gone away.
The storm is raging until it's all blown away by your eyes.
Those gray eyes, Let me soak in your gray eyes.
Those gray eyes, take me over.


Tonight No One Knows

And tonight no one knows
Yeah tonight no one knows
All my bones, made to suffer.
All my dreams that will never be.
All these chains I have created.
I break them and I'm free.

And tonight no one knows
Yeah tonight no one knows

And the world you see reflected
With your nose against the glass.
All the things you feel are missing,
Soon all this too shall pass

Oh and tonight no one knows
Yeah tonight no one knows

And the silence that you're left with
Is so golden to you now.
And the way you thought was so lost
Will lead you back somehow.

Yeah tonight no one knows
Oh tonight, no one knows.


Home In The Sky

You said you had a place in the mountains.
Said you had a home in the sky.
You keep it all come hell or high water.
You see the river running red and rising?

Thanks to the crowd and their screaming out loud
Now I finally can't hear myself thinking.
Yes we're all on a roll and we've lost all control and we're having the time of our lives.
Right here in our home in the sky

Girls all painted perfect shades,
Holding tight to razor blades
And boys are pulling down the shades and trying to have their way.
Drive right by all warning signs we lay back and close our eyes
And holding on begin to rise to home. We're on our way.

Thanks to the crowd and their screaming out loud
Now I finally can't hear myself thinking.
Yes we're all on a roll and we've lost all control and we're having the time of our lives.
Right here in our home in the sky
In the sky
In the sky

With our senses reeling
Break right through the ceiling

Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go
Float up higher and higher until we get home.

Stone By Stone album lyrics