Concentrate

Concentrate. The room starts spinning around me, the lights behind my eyes are burning bright
Is this fate? Or is this the way they'll find me with my spear in my side?
I have tried to see the light, I gloried in the night, I only know that I am alive
I tried to see the way, I gloried in the day, now I can only say that I am alive, alive, alive, alive

Concentrate. The world still goes in circles, will no one come and save me tonight?
Am I too late? So helplessly I stand, with my head in my hands
I've tried to see the light, I gloried in the night, and I can only say that I'm alive
I tried to see the way, I gloried in the day, and I can only say I am alive, alive, alive, alive

You know I've tried to see the light, I gloried in the night, and I can only say I am alive
Oh I tried to see the way, I gloried in the day, and oh how I can say that I'm alive, I'm alive



Cannonball

I refuse to claim a guilty pleasure, and I will have a joy you cannot measure
And if guilt is all it takes to break a man I'm gonna throw it all away and make my stand
Oh I will fire through the sky, I will need no reason why, I'm nothing but a flying cannonball
Yeah, it's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am

And I will navigate those straights and narrows, I'm gonna laugh away the daggers, stones and arrows
And as the seasons change and blow away I will sing until I've got nothing left to say
And I will fire through the sky, I will need no reason why, I'm nothing but a flying cannonball

It used to be the best things I could invent, were my own new forms of punishment, oh yeah
It's who I am, it's just who I am, it's who I am

I've been singing at the sunlight like a sparrow, I'm gonna break the bones of my foes and suck the marrow
Oh sweet the life of those with no regrets, but how can I forgive, how can I forget?
Oh I will fire through the sky, I will need no reason why, I'm nothing but a flying cannonball
I will fire through the sky, I will need no reason why, I'm nothing but a flying cannonball
And so I fall



Wondering

I have been wondering when you will come around, when you will speak aloud, I know you're hiding
I have been wondering how I can push this thing, what falling night will bring, I know you're hiding

Because you wish you were tougher than you are
You don't want the pain but you want the scar
Are you ever gonna take it as far as you're afraid to go?

Now is it starting to seem like this is only a dream? It's just the dancing of sparks in your head
Have you had too much to drink and are you starting to think you should be cowering under your bed?

Because you wish you were tougher than you are
You don't want the pain but you want the scar
Are you ever gonna take it as far as you're afraid to go?

Because you wish you were tougher than you are
You don't want the pain but you want the scar
Are you ever gonna take it as far as you're afraid to go?



Broken Toy

Little boy comes home with a brand new toy and so sets to playing with unstoppable joy
So soon it's not any fun, begging "Mommy please, please can we go out and get a better one?"
Oh, find a better one

A bigger boy comes home with a broken toy, searching for something else to destroy
What once was second to none now sits in the darkness covered up by all the better ones
Oh, by the better ones

His heart is burning like a firebrand, nly to stay in his dreamland, dreamland

Older boy leaves home with a brand new toy, with all the others that they can find to deploy
So soon sees it's not any fun, little toy soldier children ended before they have even begun
Oh, before they begun

His heart is burning like a firebrand, only to stay in his dreamland, dreamland, dreamland, dreamand, dreamland



The Simplest Way Of Life

It's the simplest way of life, It's a delicate way to die, It's a hell of a way to go, wouldn't you say?
It's the devil behind you eyes, It's all the passionate things he tries, It's like the feeling before the plane touches down

Something breaks that was holding you back and anger takes on a seminal role
Something breaks that was holding you back and under that black sunlight you spread, you spread, you spread, you spread, you spread

No, don't complicate, It's easy baby, give it a try, let's get one thing straight; nobody laughs if nobody cries

I could never speak those words, you know that they would set my tongue aflame
I could never think those thoughts, you know that they would set my neck to the blade
But I'll tell you baby, this little lamb is taking comfort any way he can, this little lamb is set to take down the lion and feast on the man

You know, I got a little shack where the powerless live, but I can never forget all that I've learned to forgive
As the satellites watch all your troubles in bed, the pain in your heart goes straight to your head

And something breaks that was holding you back, and anger takes on a seminal role
And something breaks that was holding you back and under that black sunlight you spread, you spread, you spread, you spread

No, don't complicate, It's easy baby, give it a try, let's get one thing straight; nobody laughs if nobody cries

I could never speak those words, you know that they would set my tongue aflame
I could never think those thoughts, you know that they would set my neck to the blade
But I'll tell you baby, this little lamb is taking comfort any way he can, this little lamb is set to take down the lion and feast on the man



White Dress

Tina wore a white dress, she didn't know it was a funeral
Tina wore a white dress, she didn't know it was a funeral
Until she cried at what she knew to be the rest of her life

Guilty of nothing, sentenced like a criminal
Guilty of nothing, sentenced like a criminal
To a white room with a window to the world outside

Found her on the carpet carving on her headstone
Found her on the carpet carving on her headstone
She looked so still when she quietly said, "Please take my life"



Matadors

Watching like wolves inside of a cage, the kids and the old, the sick and the weak, their cameras flash away
The age of matadors has come, the blood on the sand, the beast and the man, they know it has to end this way

And they say, "Hey! Ole, Ole!"
They slash away, Ole, Ole!
Slash away, Ole! Ole!

Don't mind the gunfire in the night, just hold me tight and we'll be alright if we can hold the line
They're taking over two by two, with death in their eyes, the dim and the wise see it coming

And they say, "Hey! Ole, Ole!"
They slash away, Ole, Ole!
They slash away, Ole! Ole!

Watch them spin, the spears go in, reach up to the sun
On bended knees, with a dying wheeze, prepare another one

And they say, "Hey! Ole, Ole!"
Slash away, Ole, Ole!
Say, Ole! Ole!
They slash away, Ole, Ole!
They slash away, slash away, yeah watch them slash away, slash away, Ole! Ole!



Leave A Light On

Oh look at the bastard stars, see how they're burning tonight, I need you to show them all how you can light up the night
I don't need your secrets, don't need the gold you're holding, I don't need your silver, silver, silver tongues unfolding, oh

So rest, please stay, don't say you'll leave me in this wretched state, and count the things that I've put you through
Just leave a light, a light, a light, a light, leave a light on, can you just leave it on? Oh, just leave it on? Yeah, yeah

I fought and won in a thousand wars and they were all created by my own corrupting hand
So in this darkness of my own making, oh just a spark from you can come and stop the shaking, oh

So rest, please stay, don't say you'll leave me in this wretched state, and count the ways I'm breaking us in two
Leave a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, oh

I just want to reach you, I humbly beseech you to hold me down and never let me go
I need you in my blood, I need to be understood, I need a distant candle burning, showing me the way back home

So rest, please stay, don't say you'll leave me in this wretched state, and count the things that I've put you through
Leave a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light, a light



Enough

Stay down, don't get up, someone out there might open fire, some little liar, who's shouting that it's all clear
So just crawl around, safe and sound, there will never be enough protection
You've gotta hold tight, keep it all, these walls are much too small for all this
Yeah you've gotta keep a tight fist, you've gotta take it from here
Until something behind you finally reminds you there will never be enough money

Rolling over reason, turning wrong into right
But the more you have, the more you need and there's no end in sight
The world used to be blinding, bathed in shimmering light
And the more you have, the more you need and you're blinded by and by, all you buy and buy
And you're never gonna see the world, never gonna see the world the same again

You've gotta take some God, pray to drugs, sex and cigarettes, new cars and cocaine
All these dials for turning down your pain but you still feel something chewing at your brain

Rolling over reason, turning wrong into right
But the more you have, the more you need and there's no end in sight
The world used to be blinding, bathed in shimmering light
But the more you have, the more you need
And you're blinded by and by, all you buy and buy
You're never gonna see the world, never gonna see the world the same again

The same again, and it's never enough
It's just the same again, it's never enough
It's the same again, never enough



You Taught Me

You taught me everything I wanted to know about the way to unwind
And I'm beginning to think maybe I should show you there is something down the line
Well it was all about intoxication, all about this new sensation, it's all my imagination

Don't mean nothing to you, it don't mean nothin' to you
It don't mean nothing to you, don't mean nothin' to you
It don't mean nothing to you, nothin' to you, oh nothin' to you

You ain't mine, you ain't easy, you owe me nothing, you're taking all my self control
You ain't mine, no you ain't easy, you owe me nothing, you're taking all my self control
'Cause it was about intoxication, all about this new sensation, it's all my imagination

Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
Oh nothing to you, well nothing to you, yeah yeah, nothing to you
Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
Don't mean nothin' to you, don't mean nothin' to you
To you, you, you, to you



Killing Time

Red are the hours, tall are the towers, malice and dour faces they're are all around me, they're all around me
As I choke on holy smoke I get the joke and see we've broken down
And I watch as you take what's mine, I let you take what's mine, it's just killing time

Oh nothing but truth, nothing but love, smell the fuse and nothing is blown to nothing, blown to nothing
Scream at the whore on the floor "You were born to be more"
Watch as you take what's mine, I let you take what's mine, it's just killing time

Yeah, you know how it is

Oh how I wish we could lay down our arms for a while
Oh God how I wish we could lay down our arms for a while
Just for a while

Red are the hours, tall are the towers, malice and dour faces they're are all around me, they're all around me
And I scream at the whore on the floor "You were born to be more"
Watch as you take what's mine, I let you take what's mine, now it's killing time



Let It Go

That face that you don't show, that father you don't know, that feeling in your throat from covering the lies you told
I'm standing on the pier, smiling from ear to ear, I shout but you don't hear me at all
Well, I know you just don't need this anymore, and you know you just don't need this anymore

And I know that at first it's gonna hurt, even so, oh let it go
Yeah can you her me calling, can't you hear me calling, calling you, yeah

The world around you turning and everything is burning, and the sad things you're learning break your heart
I'm standing on the pier, smiling from ear to ear, I shout but you don't hear me at all

I know you just don't need this anymore
Yeah and you know you just don't need this anymore
And I know that at first it's gonna hurt, even so, oh let it go
Yeah can you hear me calling, can you hear me calling, yeah

Just let it go, yeah, just let it go
Just let it go, yeah, just let it go
Just let it go, yeah, just let it go
Just let it go, yeah, just let it go

I know you just don't need this anymore (Just let it go, yeah, just let it go)
Oh I know you just don't need this anymore (Just let it go, yeah, just let it go)
And I know that at first it's gonna hurt, even so, let it go
Yeah can you hear me calling, can you let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, whoa, yeah

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