Tracks

01. Grace For Drowning
02. Sectarian
03. Deform To Form A Star
04. No Part Of Me
05. Postcard
06. Raider Prelude
07. Remainder The Black Dog
08. Belle De Jour
09. Index
10. Track One
11. Raider II
12. Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
13. Home In Negative
15. The Map
16. Raider Acceleration
17. Black Dog Throwbacks



01. Grace For Drowning

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


02. Sectarian

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


03. Deform To Form A Star

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
Oh once in a while
I learn how to smile
Horses shadows and rain on stone

No God here I'm sure
This must be the cure
For all this carrion and aimless drift

Retreat from the begging
And invites to the wedding
Revelation means nothing here

In time we forget our
Need to devour
All the stories of tortured souls

Crawl into your arms
Become the night forever
Coiled and close, the moment froze
Deform to form a star
Here on earth together
I got time to share and a well used stare

This smile isn't pure
Certain or sure
Cold precision was never there

The way we uncoil
Return to the soil
Flaws are everything and chaos reigns


04. No Part Of Me

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
I feel worn out
There's no point drinking
When life slows right down
And holds you up above the water line
So sleep will never come

One last time then
Before I lose you
You don't have to pretend
I know that love for you was just security
There's NO PART of me in you


05. Postcard

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
I think it's time that I got off the kitchen floor
But is there really any point at all?
Waking up this morning felt the same
Better sleep while life is so mundane

It could have been yesterday that I locked the door
I blocked the windows up so I can't be sure
Now I haven't even got the will to eat
I'm lame and self-obsessed, that I will concede

I'd like to light a cigarette but I cannot
The lighter's dead and the gas has been cut off

I'm the one you always seem to read about
The fire inside my eyes has long gone out
There's nothing left for me to say or do
Cos all that matters disappeared when I lost you...


06. Raider Prelude

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


07. Remainder The Black Dog

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
Scintilla falling behind
Did you arrive at the place that you came from?
A cultivator of dread
The paranoia took root in your cold heart

Neurotic up with the dawn
Presfription pills to ignore, the map is useless
If you would dare to dissolve
You'd get the thing that you craved for so long now


08. Belle De Jour

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


09. Index

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
I'm a collector, I collect anything I find
I never throw anything away that's mine
And I'd collect you too if I was given half a chance
And trap you under the glass and add my autograph

I catalog, I preserve, and I index
And file you into my collectable Rolodex
I keep the rubbish what other people give away
And keep all of the pieces in a metal tray

Hoard - Collect - File - Index
Catalog - Preserve - Amass - INDEX

I'm a collector and I've always been misunderstood
I like the things that people seem to always overlook
I gather up and catalog it in a book I wrote
There's so much now that I forget if I don't make a note

If I collected you and put you in a little cage
I could take you out and study you every day
It isn't easy being me, it's kind of lonely work
My obligation to collecting is my only thirst


10. Track One

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
Fall of winter
Fall of all sun downs
The treachery of the coldness of your smile
Violator, among the trees they hide
Perambulator, fade in to the night

Buzz killer stride, fall into the tide
Headlong
Twin sister stars, bouncing off cars are
Headstrong


11. Raider II

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
A fist will make you understand intention
To raise alarm is underhand, so I cut off the phone
I bind you up with tape and catch some TV
It's getting late, the shadows in the street are watching us

Check for fibres in the gaps between the teeth, the floorboards
Check the fingerprints, go through the trash
Maybe I just wanted some attention
Compulsion seeks its own way in rejection of the light
Every story needs to have an ending
We might as well give up all this pretending and clear the air

The night is crawling closer to the action
Your mouth is driving me into distraction, you talk too much
Well every story needs to have an ending
We might as well give up all this pretending and clear the air

A plague inside your home, I'm raider
Defiling all you own, raider
A cat among the crows, I'm raider
The butcher and his prose, I'm raider


12. Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
Well that's something that you're laughing at me
And I hope you know what it is that you're laughing about
Cos it wont be long now 'til they're reeling you in
The same situation, the same disappointment you bring
So I hope you're happy with the impression you made
Deep in denial, like you planned it this way
But you're lost to me
Like dust I have cleared from my eye
Your words have no meaning
So I stare up into the sky

Breathe in now - Breathe out now


13. Home In Negative

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
Bricks and mortar and so much more
The piano drifts through an open door
A glass of wine and the twilight fades
Shadows march as the dark invades

Think a witch lives inside the woods
I heard her singing and she plays real good
Crawling into my hiding place
A hint of perfume and a touch of lace

You're antisocial but you make my day
I'll always stay with you come what may
How maladjusted and an introvert
I know you're there when I'm lost and hurt

It seems to me that I always wait
A hundred years in this hiding place
Please find me now and release the spell
An age of reason and a tale to tell

You're antisocial but you make my day
I'll always stay with you come what may
How maladjusted and an introvert
I know you're there when I'm lost and hurt

So I wait through the winter
Holiday, holiday I wait
So I wait through the summer
Holiday, holiday I wait

So I wait through the winter
Holiday, holiday I wait
Summer me all winter


15. The Map

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


16. Raider Acceleration

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental


17. Black Dog Throwbacks

Music by Steven Wilson
Instrumental