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.
I will have a joy you cannot measure.
If guilt is all it takes to break a man I will throw it all away and make my stand
I will fire through the sky
I will need no reason why. Nothing but a flying cannonball.
I will navigate those straights and narrows.
Laugh away the daggers stones and arrows.
As the seasons change and blow away I will sing until I've got nothing left to say.
I will fire through the sky
I will need no reason why. 'Cause I'm nothing but a flying cannonball.
It used to be the best things I could invent
were my own new forms of punishment.
It's who I am. It's just 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.
Sweet the life of those with no regrets. But how can I forgive, how can I forget?
I will fire through the sky
I will need no reason why. 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?


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?"
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
His heart is burning like a firebrand. Only 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
His heart is burning like a firebrand
Only to stay in his dreamland.
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.

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.

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
They say, "Hey! Ole, ole!"
They 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 2 by 2
Death in their eyes. The dim and the wise see it coming
They say, "Hey! 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!"
They slash away. Ole, Ole!


Leave A Light On

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, the gold you're holding
I don't need your silver tongues unfolding
So rest, please stay. Don't say you'll leave me in this wretched state
And count the things that I put you through
Just leave a light, a light, leave a light... just leave a light on.
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, just a spark from you can stop the shaking
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
Just leave a light, a light, leave a light... just leave a light on.
I just want to reach you, 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 put you through
Just leave a light, a light, leave a light... just leave a light on.


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.
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
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
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
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
And you're never gonna see the world, never gonna see the world the same again.
It's the same again. It's 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
'Cause it don't mean nothing to you
Don't mean nothin' to you
It don't mean nothing to you
Don't mean 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. You ain't easy.
You owe me nothing. You're taking all my self control.
It was about intoxication, all about this new sensation, all my imagination
But it don't mean nothin' to you
Don't mean nothin' to you
It don't mean nothing to you
Don't mean nothin' to you


Killing Time

Red are the hours, tall are the towers
Malice and dour faces are all around me. All around me.
As I choke on holy smoke I get the joke and see we've broken down.
Watch as you take what's mine. I let you take what's mine.
It's just killing time.
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.
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 are all around me. All around me.
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
You know you just don't need this anymore
And I know that at first it's gonna hurt.
Even so, let it go.
The world around you turning and everything is burning
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
And you know you just don't need this anymore
And I know that at first it's gonna hurt
Even so, let it go
Just let it go, yeah, just let it go.

Wake album lyrics