A Season Undone

A Season Undone
 
Step Into the Light
from the dark It’s your right
The Choice is your’s to make
With a grasp or a fist
Life is like this
you can give or you can take                          
 
And I saw you standing alone out on the road    
Take my hand we’ll make a stand
Together we’ll carry the load
 
Days like these have come and gone   
We try so hard but we can’t hold on
Wer’e all  lookin for a reason
we’re all searchin’ for the sun    
... welcome to season undone
 
Spend your days
caught in a maze
searchin’ for the pieces of your heart
frozen in fear
no step is clear
Surrender the hardest part
 
And I saw you tremblin’ like a star up in the night
Darkness has grown but we’re never alone
together we are the light
 
Days like these have come and gone   
We try so hard but we can’t hold on
Wer’e all  lookin for a reason
we’re all searchin’ for the sun    
... welcome to season undone
 
Days like these have come and gone   
We try so hard but we can’t hold on
The World just keeps on turnin’
The shadows dance and the fire’s still burnin’
Wer’e all  lookin for a reason
we’re all searchin’ for the sun    
... welcome to season undone
 
Our souls are shining brighter than the sun(4x)



Came To Work
 
As above so below
the curtain’s risin’ on this everlasting show
the lightning cracks across the sky as black as coal
i feel it burnin’ deep inside my soul
the wind is howlin’ all around my door
They kicked out the ghost
and now he’s coming back for more
 
I see the rain falling down upon the earth
I dig my plow into your dirt
and shine a light where those shadows lurk
we came to work
 
we came to work / to shine a light
we came to work / to shine a light
 
Tell me can ya see the writing on the wall
is there anyone among us who can hear that silence call
the pressure’s buildin’ at the bottom of the sea
I feel that spirit movin’ deep inside of me
 
I see the rain falling down upon the earth
I dig my plow into your dirt
and shine a light where those shadows lurk
we came to work
 
we came to work / to shine a light
we came to work / to shine a light
 
we came to work / to shine a light
we came to work / to shine a light
 
1....2...3....4....
all the wristwatch prophets runnin’ so damn scared
they don’t know what time it is
they never are prepared
I hear them talk about the end that’s comin’ soon
all night long I hear them
Howlin’ at the moon
 

Turn On(the radio)
 
the night and you both are young
with sweet taste of life alive on your tongue
so stand your ground and stand it proud
and lift your head above the crowd
and don’t believe what you hear
there’s more to be afraid of  than just fear
feel the heat on your skin
bein’ alive honey ain’t no sin
 
and we’ll turn on the radio
and play all the records we already know
we’ll say a prayer for the world tonight
aint nothin’ gonna touch us cuz we’re feelin’ alright
 
come and see how the mighty fall
feel the beat and hear the call
cuz the stars at night shine for you
and the earth beneath yeah that’s yours to
so don't believe what they say
we can turn the darkness into day
and feel the burn in your soul
turn that dial to some rock n roll
 
and we’ll turn on the radio
and play all the records we already know
we’ll say a prayer for the world tonight
aint nothin’ gonna touch us cuz we’re feelin’ alright
 
a million faces and numbers to match
but they can’t stop what they can’t catch
we can hear that sound and that ain’t wrong
so lift your voice and sing that song
 
and we’ll turn on the radio
and play all the records we already know
we’ll say a prayer for the world tonight
aint nothin’ gonna touch us cuz we’re feelin’ alright
 
and we’ll turn on the radio
and play all the songs we already know
we’ll say a prayer for the world tonight
aint nothin’ gonna touch us cuz we’re feelin’ alright
 


Everything But A Man
 
Turn your eyes away, don’t ya look upon my shame
Just give me a shot of somn’, stop this tremblin’ in my brain
I’ve been gone for forty days and I aint even slept one night
Been shadow boxin’ the devil and I lost every fight
Been out in the wilderness, wrestling with an angel for a bit
He took me to a place called paradise but I don’t remeber it
He spoke to me in some strange language, one I could not understand
He said, “I’m tired of bein’ treated like...
Everything but a man.”
 
Got a couple dollars in my pocket, barely enough to get drunk
All the strangers in this dark room have jumped ship, all the life boats have sunk
Its cold out side and I’m tired, I don’t even know where to start
Im busy keepin’ warm next to the memory of the fire in your heart
And there’s a girl at the end of the bar, she’s lookin’ 10 min past dead
She’s got me singing harmonies, with the voices in my head
She spoke to me in some strange language, one I could not understand
She said “Let me take ya home and treat ya like...
Everything but a man.”
 
Baby I’m a man
Yes I’m a man
Baby I’m a man...
...Just not yours
 
Oh I’m a man
Yes I’m a man
Baby I’m a man...
...Just not yours


So Far From Grace
 
She was ripped from a dream She was fit to fight. 
With eyes like a dust storm In the middle of the night
She’s swingin' at ghosts she could never forget.
Pouring a glass of her latest regret. 
Like a love lost starlet from some Hollywood set. 
She's fixin' the numbers she's hedgin' her bets.  
Leaving bread crumbs for strangers she'll never meet.
She planted her flowers in the middle of the street.
 
She'll thank ya for comin she's wavin goodbye 
She'll close her eyes to see heaven -- Saying lets give it one more try.
She's trying to be safe In a dangerous place.
Falling like an angel -- So far from grace.
 
Is it too late for tomorrow I thought I heard her say.
Like a prayer for the dying in the cruelest way.
She's lookin for god in her movies and books.
Sleeping with enemies lovers and crooks. 
 
She'll find the time if you show her the sun
Shining on the daisies -- Growing from the end of her gun.
She's tryin to be safe in a dangerous place. 
Crying like an angel -- So far from grace
 
It might be too late to turn back from this.
The smell of the fear and the Taste of the pain in your kiss.
This might be the ♪ hardest thing ♪ that ♪ I ever do♪.
To admit that I'm a man Who can't face his dreams coming true.
But I'll never be safe in your dangerous place... 
Falling like an angel... --  So far from grace.
Just two lost Angels
so far from grace.


Time  don’t heal nothin’
 
Its Christening Day
And I’m standing here
Baptized in blood n tears
So why don’t you put your kisses away
 
‘Cause I remember you now
Like I knew ya then
More of a lover
Than a friend
And we’ve said all there is to say
 
Time  don’t heal nothin’ babe
Time  don’t heal nothin’
Time  don’t heal nothin’ babe
Ya got a lot of nerve to say ya love me now
 
After all is done and said
And we’re are lying cold and dead
Will they say we did our best
‘Cause I know that I walked in that room the same way I left
with all my cards close to my vest
 
Time  don’t heal nothin’ babe
Time  don’t heal nothin’
Time  don’t heal nothin’ babe
Ya got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend
 
 
                   
All The Fighters
 
I can See your words have failed you
and I can do the same
the time is now for action baby
so lets not play this game
 
All the fighter’s are inside you tonight
burnin’ hotter than the sun
I can see it in your eyes honey
God knows you’re one...
Helluva Fighter
 
There’ll be time to warn each other
when the walls are comin’ down
Like the mother said to her children
Ya better not make a sound
 
All the fighter’s are inside you tonight
like a fire in the sun
I can see it in your eyes honey
God knows you’re one...
Helluva Fighter
 
All the fighter’s are inside you tonight
burnin’ hotter than the sun
I can see it in your eyes honey
God knows you’re one...
Helluva Fighter
All the fighter’s are inside you tonight
Grab your bottle and your gun
I can see it in your eyes honey
God knows you’re one...
Helluva Fighter


Evolution Now
 
Stopped the bleeding, but we lost the limb
The tourniquet was just too tight
 
You say these days it’s getting hard to see the difference
Between what’s wrong and what’s right
 
Seems like the space between a step and a slip
will always be real slight
 
It’s always been the same if you want to chase away the dark
You’ve got to turn on the light
 
If You want a revolution
You better get some Evolution...
NOW
 
It’s the same ball of fire and stinging rain
We’re all standing under
 
Can’t you see through this misery that your enemy
is still your brother
 
We can raise a new king and trade the crown from one head to another
 
No matter how loud we praise his name
we’ll never drown out the sound of the thunder
 
If You want a revolution
You better get some Evolution...
NOW
 
 
This veil is blinding
the wheels keep on grinding
What is this noise all about
 
The flesh it is binding
Still we are finding
A way for this light to break out
 
We’ll keep repeating this bleeding
if we don’t cure this glamorous disease
 
The last will be first if at last we first learn to appease
 
That silence that screams so loud way down here on our knees
 
What’s that sound I hear loud and clear Come riding in on the breeze
 
it goes...
 
NA NA NA NA NA NANANANa NANA we need evolution Now(4x)



Armageddon Town
 
I woke up sweatin’ from a dream of you
The way that longin’ lovers often do
The earth was movin’ i was feelin’ sick
My lungs were burnin’ and the smoke was thick
1,000 miles across a lake of fire
Holdin’ on to this one desire to tak a chance and make this dream come true
And I can make it back to you honey back to you
And...
 
We’ll be together when those stars fall down
Wearin’ our weddin’ clothes when that thunder sounds
Me in my old black suit and you in your wedding gown
We’ll be married in Armageddon Town
DoDoDoDoDoDo DoDoDo
 
My ship is sinkin’ in a sea of blood
and all my horses caught in the mud
I’m starin’ straight into that burnin’ sun
That’s touched the flesh of everyone
This dark night’s got me mesmorized
mystified and hypnotized
I close my eyes and know I’m not alone
I say your name and now I’m comin home yeah I’m comin’ home
And...
 
We’ll be together when those walls come down
Wearin’ our funeral’ clothes when that trumpet sounds
Risin’ up to heaven, our bodies cold in the ground
We’ll be buried in Armageddon Town
DoDoDoDoDoDo DoDoDo
 
 
We’ll be remebered when our bones are found
and all of our traditions, will be handed down
When they raise our bodies from that holy ground
We’ll be resurrected in Armageddon Town
DoDoDoDoDoDo DoDoDo
 
When the walls collapse and the thunder claps and the stars fall from that midnight sky
I’m gonna love ya
Love ya till i die
Till I die
I’m gonna love ya
Love ya till i die
Till I die
I’m gonna love ya
Love ya till i die
Till I die
I’m gonna love ya
Love ya till i die
Till I die
 
 

Sophia
 
Im Naked & Blind
Ive Knocked 3 Times
Im Standing here at your door
Praying & Shaking
with this oath that Im taking
Kneeling here on the floor
 
Your Lips Like Lightning
your breath is thunder
your kiss is the spell
Im forever under
 
Sophia
How I long to meet ya
to lie down beneath ya
to labour all night in your fields
and taste the fruit it yields
Oh Sophia
 
I traveled so far
and i followed your star
i learned to speak your name
 
In your ocean alone
cast like a rough stone
I’m tremblin’ like a flame
 
as i climb this winding stairway
that leads to your bed
these colors alive
run through my head
 
Sophia
How I long to meet ya
to lie down beneath ya
to labour all night in your fields
and taste the fruit it yields
Oh Sophia
 

The Secret Fire
 
A Stone born from a Mountain
and washed in the sea
laid on an alter
made from the tree
that was struck with lightning
that came from you and me
and we live the days
that fill eternity
 
we raised a curtain
hid our face with a veil
and buried our flesh
at the foot of the trail
that led up to heaven
we found no rest there
we watched as our prayers
hung dead in the air
 
we uncovered diamonds
from down in the clay
that shined like stars
and lit up the way
ignited a fire
it burned out of control
we turned lead
into gold
we made gold
way down deep in our souls
 
 

 
 

 
                   
 

The Vain Hope Of Horse

American Jesus

Gold’s the God of the temple
We worship her bricks
And Mary Magdalene is up to her old tricks
You called all the angels
Into your bed
Now the words you’re sayin’ are the voices in their head

American Jesus
God’s only son
Come down from your cross and grab your gun
American Jesus
Set us free
Send your disciples on a killing spree

Remember old Herod
He wants your first born
And all three wise men are weary, tired and torn
Between what’s right and what is left
Remember spare change ain’t never been no theft

American Jesus
God’s only son
Come down from your cross and grab your gun
American Jesus
Set us free
Send your disciples on a killing spree


Kerosene Dreams

When the sun shines on a wall
There’s a shadow behind it
If you’re looking for a lie, honey
That’s where you’ll find it
Resting in the cool breeze of the dark
Afraid of the fire that’s set by a spark
Afraid of the fire and the spark

Kerosene dreams and gasoline schemes
Hurricane winds and out of tune screams
Nothing in this world’s what it seems
Nothing’s ever what it seems

Land of the free, home of depraved
Like a church full of sinners
Waiting to get saved
Greed, lust, and vanity
Your greatest sin
Saw your reflection
Fell right in
Fell right in

Kerosene dreams and gasoline schemes
Hurricane winds and out of tune screams
Nothing in this world’s what it seems
Nothing’s ever what it seems

Kerosene dreams and gasoline schemes
Hurricane winds and out of tune screams
Nothing in this world’s what it seems
Nothing’s ever what it seems

When the sun shines on a wall
There’s a shadow behind it
If you’re looking for a lie, honey
That’s where you’ll find it


Far Rockaway

You say you’re leaving here tomorrow
To go out and chase your golden dreams
But don’t forget the ones who have fallen
It’s never quite as easy, as easy as it seems
Remember the faces of the ones that love you, honey
Cause you ain’t gonna see them on the covers
Of any magazines

So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go take that train
I hope I see
See you again

The only hearts I’ve ever known came in pieces
And honey yours came in the most
And you’ve been praying for salvation
From everybody but the Father, The Son, and The Ghost
But one of these days you’ll be covered in diamonds, honey
We’ll all lift a glass and make a toast

So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go take that train
I hope I see
See you again

The tears in your eyes are finally drying
Blow by the winds of a brand new hurricane
You never get away but you keep on trying
Running so fast, and chased by the pain
And if I should see you again someday, now honey
Would you even remember my name?

So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go on take the train
To Far Rockaway
So go take that train
I hope I see
See you again


The Landlord


She heard it from him
He heard it from the girl next door
She heard it from God
Who heard it all before
Your house was full
From the ceiling to the floor
You had it all
You only wanted more

Go ahead and runaway forever
Cuz you ain't pretty babe
And god knows you ain't clever
Don't you know that the landlord lives above you
And he's askin' for the rent

His face is white
His eyes are blue
You're as dark as night
And he's alive inside of you
All of his children
Are born with knives
We only get one chance
To breathe in this life

Go ahead and runaway forever
Cuz you ain't pretty babe
And god knows you ain't clever
Don't you know that the landlord lives above you
And he's askin' for the rent

We've been around this track
1000 times before
And we're always getting lost
If we'd open up our eyes one time
We'd do the math and know the cost

Go ahead and runaway forever
Cuz you are beautiful
And goddamn you're so clever
Don't you know that the landlord lives above you
He's makin' noise all around you
He's makin' love up inside you
And he's askin' for the rent


Anarchist Girl


She'll wear your shoes
She'll walk your mile
With eyes that burn and
A tear gas smile
She knows right from wrong
She ain't afraid to say
We're gonna have ours
We'll have our day

She fights for liberty
She's the only one for me
She stole my heart
She's gonna change the world
I'm in love
With an anarchist girl

She knows when to stand
She ain't afraid to fight
She sees the darkness
Up against the light
She'll feed the hungry
She'll heal the sick
She throws a kiss as good as
She can throw a brick

She fights for liberty
She's the only one for me
She stole my heart
She's gonna change the world
I'm in love
With an anarchist girl

Boom boom (4x)
Anarchist girl come home with me (2x)

She fights for liberty
She's the only one for me
She stole my heart
She's gonna change the world
I'm in love
With an anarchist girl

Boom boom (4x)
You and me, my anarchist girl

Thunderstruck


When I was boy I believed what you said
You said that someday I'd rise from the dead
Like Samson of old, you shaved my head
Ya pulled out my teeth and my mouth bled

Ya broke my will and you called me a slave
Ya broke all my bones and threw me into the grave
6 feet of mud sure can be frightening
But don't stand next to me
Unless you want to be
Struck by lightning

Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Like a black boy who's been dragged
Behind a pickup truck

Cold steel against pavement, sparks started flyin'
I felt this rope around my neck start tightening
It was the 4th of July and rockets were shinin'
But ya stood next to me
Cuz ya wanted to be
Struck by lightning

Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Like a boy who kissed a boy got beaten
And tied to a fence frozen and stuck

Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Like a freight train through a wall
I just ran into my luck

Like flesh against wood
Nails, hammers have struck

When I was boy I believed what you said
You said that someday I'd rise from the dead



Time Is Dead


My city’s alive with killers, cops and gods
All falling from heaven like a brick
It’s so damn hard to read those winks and nods
It’s enough to make you sick
The doorways are filled with dreamers and sinners
In the light of neon crosses
There ain’t no winners on this side of the city, baby
They’re buried underneath all their losses

And I can hear that train pull out the station tonight
And those wheels are in full spin
There ain’t nothing wrong, there’s nothing right
Just pleasure, pain and sin

I’m gonna follow ‘em down
All the way to the ground
The kings get fat while the horses are bled
But I’ll be around long after time is dead

I met the ice-cold preacher
And his diamond ring
Shine brighter that anything
He said
Son I can show you how to rest your soul
I ain’t got no place for you to rest your head

And so I walked on down that dying street
And I heard him call my name
I looked over my shoulder
Felt the blood grow colder
In the veins of the sick and the lame

And I’m gonna follow ‘em down
Never making a sound
The sky is empty and the river’s red
But I’ll be around long after time is dead


He’s just a lonely spaceman hanging from a cross
He’s staring into heaven while his eyes get lost
He’s searching the sky for some meteorite
That might smash these walls and set things right
He hangs by himself but he’s never alone
Cause the birds in the fields are picking the bones

You can see his scars, you can touch his side
You can kiss his cheek and wave goodbye

We’re all gonna follow ‘em down
Wearing a rusty crown
The moon hangs low and it’s blood red
But I’ll be around long after time is dead
Time is dead

Time ain’t no friend of mine
Time ain’t no friend

Time is dead
Time is dead



Let In The Light


Trade in your noose for a tourniquet
You’ve lost too much blood
You learned to live in the dark on your knees, honey
Better than you should

Well I’ve come to take you home
So gather all your pieces from the floor

You’re scared and you’re frozen, standing still
You’re tears are running fast
I don’t know how but I just know
This pain in you can’t last

Well I’ve come to take you home
So gather your fallen angles from the floor

Cause I need you more than ever
In this darkest night
To come and open up that door and
Let in the light
Let in the light
Let in the light

All at once it comes crashing down all around you
We’re beaten and broken and knocked to the ground
But we’re gonna make it through

Cause I’ve come to take you home
So gather all your pieces from the floor

Cause I need you more than ever
In this darkest night
To come and open up that door and
Let in the light
Let in the light
Let in the light

Let in the light
Let in the light
Let in the light
Yeah, let in the light


On Our Way Home


You could run a million miles away
I’d still see your heart from here
It’s so hard making sense out of today
I’m so glad you’re near

I can feel this weight
Getting’ lighter everyday
And I thank God that I’m not alone
On my way home
On my way back home

I can feel the heat of some new sunrise
Burning a hole in the sky
And I can see the light of some new star
Shining in your eyes
I think I know the reason why

I know that life, it ain’t always been kind
Sometimes the light shines so bright it can blind
I’ve seen a million angels flying toward the throne
They’re on their way home
They’re on their way back home

I can hear the voices crying out from the dirt
When will you be through
I know the truth, it’s got a way it can hurt
There’s nothing you can do

And so we keep pushing on
Working our souls to the bone
Praying that one day the truth will be know
On my way home
On my way back home




Town Without Pity


There’s a million miles between me and your hand
I’m a one-way train from the Promised Land
And I’m running out of time
There’s nowhere left to go
The wheels have fallen off this traveling show
And there’s static on the line from some satellite link
It’s buzzin’ in the shadows and I just can’t think
With the smell of dreams in disrepair
Slowly driftin’ through the air

And there’s a dirty sun shining on a broken city
And I’m leaving this town
This town without pity

Hey mister can you spare just a minute of your time
I’ll tell you my story, yeah, I’ll lay it on the line
About the stars that are falling and the earth that’s moving
About when sometimes you win
And maybe you’re losing your mind, and your soul
To that empty night that’s as black as coal
And those dreams in disrepair
Slowly driftin’ through the air

And there’s a dirty sun shining on a broken city
And I’m leaving this town
This town without pity

There’s a broken sun shining on a broken city
There’s a golden calf and she’s shining pretty
There’s a burning fire in that holy city
I’m leaving this town
Leaving this town
Leaving this town
This town without pity



Parking Lot Prophet

Why are you standing there, you’re blocking out my light
I can hear the words you’re saying but your voice just don’t seem right
I’ve waited my whole life for this moment to exist
Staring blind at the sun tonight and it don’t get better than this

I may look pretty stupid to you now
My hands are held up high and you’re wondering how

I can say hey
What can you say
That I don’t already know anyway
Cause I’m just a prophet from the parking lot
Up around the way
I’m searching for the light day

I can see you staring at me, your eyes are wandering
On the black and blue skies I hear those voices thunderin’
They’re smashing out your windows, yeah, it’s happening so fast
This subatomic sonic boom, I’ve got to make it last

I took a lot of hits, yeah you know it’s true
Square upon my jaw, I took ‘em all for you

And I can say hey
What can you say
That I don’t already know anyway
Cause I’m just a prophet from the parking lot
Up around the way
I’m searching for the light day

I’m gonna na na na na find my way



Golden State Freeway


He was the one
We all thought would go so far
And now he’s sleeping in the backseat of his car
His daughter is hungry, his wife cries herself to death
I can hear the thunder rumbling underneath his breath

And it’s another sunny day
On the Golden State Freeway
Where all your dreams seem to fade away
Rolling down the Golden State Freeway

Sent him away
And taught him how to be a man
Dressed him up and put a gun in his hand
And he’s home, he’s a killer, he’s doing 5 to 10
A couple mile up the road in old San Quentin

And it’s another sunny day
On the Golden State Freeway
Where all your dreams seem to fade away
Rolling down the Golden State Freeway

Lipstick dreams kiss the windshields of shiny machines
On this chromed river nothing’s ever what it seems
As shots get fired
Bricks are raining from the sky
It’s enough to make you laugh
Even when you cry

And it’s another sunny day
On the Golden State Freeway
Where all your dreams seem to fade away
Rolling down the Golden State Freeway

Like a tumbleweed heading nowhere
Like a tumbleweed heading nowhere




Nowhere Place


Have you ever been to the nowhere place
With all the spectators of the human race
No one seems to care
That you’re the only one who can feel the ground
You’re the only one who can breathe the air
In this place they call nowhere

Have you ever been to the nowhere place
No one knows your name, no one sees your face
Feeling all the time like your eyes are open blind
You hear it moving in the dark, so you know it’s there
In this place they call nowhere

Have you ever been to the nowhere place
Your chute won’t open and you’re falling from grace
Ground’s coming up fast, all they do is stare
You promised to live, you were the only one who’d dare
In this home you call nowhere

Have you ever been to the nowhere place
You feel like you’re the winner of the human race






















Packed For Exile

California Wine

She wears her Sunday best
And waves from her highrise mess
She got a lot of friends here on the ground
She makes the clouds her home
The Stars won’t leave her alone
She never hears her heartbeat make a sound

She’s drinkin’ California wine
She lost her mind
I hear she’s doin’ fine
She’s high all the time
On California wine
 
She was born with stars for eyes
Her name in lights that hypnotize
A golden sequined manger for a bed
Her smile hides the lies
Behind the diamond tears she cries
Along with the laugh track in her head

She’s drinkin’ California wine
She lost her mind
I hear she’s doin’ fine
She’s high all the time
On California wine

When her world war is won
And this pageants finally done
Your gonna find her bottle lying
Empty on the floor

She’ll cause the crowds to faint
With her fresh coat of paint
She’ll never hear ya
Knockin’ at her door

She’s drinkin’ California wine
She lost her mind
I hear she’s doin’ fine
She’s drunk and blind
On California wine
 

Sacred Geometry


Baby you are the strangest puzzle and I ain’t got no clue.
Honey you are the deepest hole I’ve ever feel into.
I tripped and stumbled, I was blinded by your glare
And now I’m tangled like the flowers in your hair.

Chorus:
I see your angles and I feel your shapes (So soft and round)
Caught in your maze I won’t ever escape (I’ll never be found)
I know you got it, honey, show it to me.
I need your sacred geometry.

Sheltered by your pyramid
Bathed in your temple light
My head is spinning, can’t see straight to run or fight.
My compass true, my square is straight and right
And now I guided by the stars up in your night.

Repeat Chorus

I need your sacred geometry
Help me get my medicine for free




Devil Ain’t Talkin'


Rats are swimming at the bottom of the well
Ain’t no bread on the window sill
Sorrow’s gonna ring from a church yard bell
Lord don’t know what the devil don’t tell

Who left the rope in that man’s cell?
Got no fears to dispel
Got no arms, can’t buy or sell
Lord don’t know what the devil don’t tell

What in God’s name is that smell?

Lord don’t know what the devil don’t tell



This Blind Heart

Can you take my love?
Do ya think that I can make you?
Do you wanna be my heart, child?
So that I can break you.

Do you like it in the dark, honey
Or would you rather see
All of these scars that are covering me?

Chorus:
Blow after blow, we fight on
There’s a storm coming, it won’t be long
Blood on  stone, we’re building a wall
This blind heart has seen it all.

Do you want me to hold you
Tight in these arms?
You’re turning black and blue, child
Under these charms.

Do you want me to kick you
Straight in the heart?
I think that you can take it, mama
‘Cause pain is an art.

Repeat Chorus

Well I broke the glass that stabbed my hand
Just six miles from the Promised Land
And I slit those throats down in the sand
And now I’m face to face with a broken man
And I played my card and laid my hand
Just another victim of best laid plans
And I don’t know if it happened but it sure happened fast
I don’t know if I’m in line but
I’m pretty sure I’m last
I’m pretty sure I’m last, yeah
Pretty sure I’m last

Repeat Chorus




#1 With A Bullet


One.  Two.  Three.
With blood and dust still on their boots
This country’s fat with fresh recruits
Ya wanna be famous, come on take a stab
The churches are empty.  All the saints are in rehab.

Chorus:
So come on boy, grab your gun
There’s a job to be done
Find your trigger and pull it.
Be your mama’s favorite son.
Number one with a bullet.

Misfortune and fame is your reality
Six feet under is your destiny
When you trade in your innocence for infamy
And die like a cowboy on the TV.

So come on boy, grab your gun
There’s a job to be done
Find your trigger and pull it.
Be your mama’s favorite son.
In a nation on the run
Number one with a bullet.
So come on Kid, grab your gun
There’s a job to be done
Find your trigger and pull it.
In a nation on the run
Be yer mamma’s favorite son



Runnin’ Like A River

Dusty road to freedom, sun shining on my skin
Don’t need no dry bones or tea leaves to tell me where I’ve been
Golden trumpets are sounding, for the day that’s done
I don’t need no directions, I’m heading straight into the sun
Straight into the sun.

Chorus:
Runnin’ like a river out of Babylon
Flowin’ into Zion
Runnin’ like a river out of Babylon
I will awaken the dawn.
I will awaken the dawn.

She’s just a lonely slave girl
She’s shackled, but free
She’s got a reason for living and I know it ain’t me
Golden trumpets are sounding, for the day that’s done
I don’t need no directions, I’m heading straight into the sun
Straight into the sun

Chorus (x1)




A Fighter’s Lullaby


Come lie down
Beside the waters still..
And know that there’s
A city on a hill

Don’t fear what ya hear
It’s a distant thunder sound
Come to rest
Up on higher ground


Know that you’ll be alright
Save your Strength for the fight
Stay here till the morning light
Lay down tonight…
Be Still

Win or lose, you know that you’ve
Been here before
So keep your eyes fixed up high
On the blood above your door

It’s a promise to you that will always be true
The sun is gonna rise
So don’t be afraid in the place where you’ve laid
Just close your eyes

Know that you’ll be alright
Save your Strength for the fight
Stay here till the morning light
Lay down tonight…
Be Still
 



Free ‘N' Clean

Two car, four par, teenage star
I think the joke’s on you.
Living in a crazed up maze these days,
Don’t seem like nothing new.
Hypodermic, systemic, epidemic,
Gonna make you hold your breath ‘til you’re blue
Take a look around and see if anyone even looks at you.

Chorus:
When you’re spitting up pieces of a broken dream
Don’t know what you say, or care what you mean.
It’s so damn hard to read those words on the lines in between.
And I’m the last living junkie of a broken dream
40 days and those nights between
I’ve lied awake, you won’t believe what I’ve seen

Uranium, stadium, sold out aquarium
Think I’ve got the shakes
And this all night, airtight, neon light
Spells freedom for the snakes
Elemental, sentimental, feeling kind of mental
Sorry, kid, that’s the breaks
But don’t shed a tear ‘til the sky breaks clear
And you’re headed out of here.

Chorus:
When you’re spitting up pieces of a broken dream
Don’t know what you say, or care what you mean.
It’s so damn hard to read those words on the lines in between.
And I’m the last shaking junkie of a broken dream
40 days and those nights between
I’ve lied awake, hungry, tired and lean

Hey, come on down.
Hey, come on down

When you’re kissing on the cheeks of angels lying dead for weeks,
Man, have you lost your mind?
In that daydream, limousine
Everybody’s clean in the motorcade of the blind
Hand’s raised, never dazed, always praised
Man, that’s a hard road to find
In a world that’s always sleeping and the sun don’t ever shine.

Chorus:
When you’re spitting up pieces of a broken dream
Don’t know what you say, or care what you mean.
It’s so damn hard to read those words on the lines in between.
And I’m the last puking junkie of a broken dream
40 days and those nights between
I’ve lied awake, polishing up your machine

I’m giving up on that American dream
I don’t believe a word I’ve heard or seen
And it feels so good, yeah it feels so good
To be free and clean
I’m throwing up all of that American dream
I don’t believe a word I’ve heard or seen
And it feels so good to finally be free and clean



Killing Floor


Where you gonna be when those charges explode
And it breaks beneath the load
Yeah, it’s crushed by its own weight
Will you celebrate or hesitate
Ors top to think things through
Will you head straight for the exits?
Will you repent to those voices in your head
Don’t you know, it’s all been said before

Chorus:
This is the killing floor
You’re always welcome back for more
Down on the killing floor
The blood is spilling, hear the crowd roar

Welcome back for more

You came to me so willingly
I’m your worst enemy
But my smiling face is all you see
It would have rose eventually
But we built so eagerly
All in the name of security

Don’t call me a criminal
The only thing I’m guilty of is losing control

Chorus

Welcome back for more

Don’t wanna be around when you wake up
And reality sets in
When you realize what you’ve done and where you’ve been
You don’t know me, my name, my face
Or who I am, or where I’ve been
You don’t exactly have a clue, now, do you?
Know exactly where we are
Are we in the Promised Land or have we gone too far?

Chorus x2
Welcome back for more


Truth Rag


Truth is like wine, and it’s making you sick
Tickle your ears, that should do the trick
His words are like nails and they’re piercing your skin
Don’t tell me the price, I can’t pay for your sin

Is it the sins of the father
Down on the head of the son
He’s up to his neck in black water
His heart will never be won
At the end of your gun

The churches are full and so are the prisons
Don’t see no difference in the people in them
They say justice is blind is but one look and you’ll find
She’s got a butchers thumb and a heart full of venom

Vengeance is mine, says the lord
But you play God every chance you get
You see a man love another man, and all you see is a treat
Forgiveness ain’t yours to forget

Wind me up and set me straight
Teach me to march in your shoes of hate
You say murder’s a crime but you don’t hesitate
To pile the bodies in the name of the state.
And I don’t see it when you trick me,
It’s getting hard to swallow what you feed me,
And I don’t feel it when you prick me,
But I won’t lie here while you bleed me.
Dry in the land of the free.

On and on and on and on
Oh, how the truth rolls on



Flower In The Sun

Come Down from your throne
Your hands are unclean
Can’t hide behind your diamond studded machine
Try as you will with iron fisted might
The statues you build will never block out the light

Stone on stone
The walls fall from your hand
Watch as the shadows crawl across the land
In the dark you feast, anxious
Drink your water with despair
There’s no grain on your table
For the land’s been stripped bare

Chorus:
One day all your gold will be worthless
And your kingdom will be done
And all your beauty will fade
And you’ll wilt like a flower in the sun

Your walls painted white
With no strength to withstand
The wind and the rain and the dust and the sand
Your horses stumble, your walls crumble
And the dust cloud hides the glare
From the crown on the head of the violent man there

Chorus:
One day all his gold will be worthless
And his kingdom will be done
And all his beauty will fade
And he’ll wilt like a flower in the sun

Watch them do what they please
The souls of disease
Watch how they speak without moving their lips
They twist and they tie all the knots that deny
With their ice cold finger tips

Chorus:
One day all their gold will be worthless
And their kingdom will be done
And all their beauty will fade
And they’ll wilt like a flower in the sun


Ghost In My Home


I thought i heard you in the other room
laughing on the telephone
but that was just a ghost in my home
thought i felt ya lying next to me
but now i know im all alone
just like a ghost in my home

where we used to laugh together
hoping it would last forever
we were waiting on a dream
that never came

to our home

i was walking in the garden
negelectrd and over-grown
hiding the ghost that was our home
now i’m sittin’ where the rain is fallin’
through the hole that the wind has blown
in the ghost that was our home

where we used to dance together
velvet dresses and boots of leather
we were waitin’ on a melody
we never sang

in our home

i’m a ghost in my home(3x)

familiar faces  and spirits we have known
all of them ghosts in our home
ashes of the fires where
we used to warm our bones
in the ghost that was our home

i’m a ghost in my home(4x)
 


God’s Name In Vain


You might see a flag but I only see a stain
Above a world filled with trouble and hearts filled with pain
You say this America, at least you know you're free
But tell that to the man who's following me
You say it's all God's Will, the end is coming soon
But you're clutching your cross like a junkie holds his spoon
Things that made heroes have all washed down the drain
And words that dance across your tongue are "God's Name in Vain"

You stack your gold six miles high
But still you're nothing underneath the sky
You talk about your fortune like there's something left to save
But the words fall from your mouth like roses from a grave
Plant your flag upon a mountain I watch you wash into the sea
Now God's the only one standing over me
There ain't no more track for this runaway train
And the words that flash across our screen are "God's Name in Vain"

7 mothers sent 7 sons to war, and
7 sons walk out 7 doors
7 fathers see their son's eyes no more
7 daughters' tears wash the killing floor, then
7 bombs let out their angry roar, while
7 spirits rise on eagles wings they soar......

All your monuments stand rusted in the rain
Those words tattooed on your flesh
You're drunk with blood while the children scream in pain
Those words written on their graves are....

"God's Name in Vain" X 2
What have you done
What have we done X 6 ....
In God's Name

 

Coming Up For Air

And it seems to me
You can’t believe what you see
Maybe something we saw never happened at all
Inside is out and upside is down
It’s hard to see straight when you’re spinning around
And I’m getting dizzy, and I’m feeling nervous
Saying my last prayer
I’m reaching for the surface
Coming up for air
I’m coming up for air

I’m leaving tonight
For the city of lights
‘Cause some say that there, the gold rush ain’t over
I’m hitting the road with a pack and a load
And a rusty old pickax slung over my shoulder
‘Cause I’m tired of breathing the dust from this Floor
And staring at eyes that don’t care
I’m walking out the door
Going outside for air
I’m going outside for some air

Now that I’m near
It’s getting clear
All that I needed was already here
‘Cause in this house, there’s so many rooms
And music fills the air
With infinite tunes
Like an everlasting prayer

Everlasting prayer