Tracks

01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood on the Valley Floor
06. Bones of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid's Mouth
13. Rowing



01. Been Away Too Long

You can't go home, no I swear you never can
You can walk a million miles and get nowhere
I got no where to go and it seems I came back
Just filling in the lines for the holes, and the cracks

Hey, no one knows me
No one saves me
No one loves or hates me
I've been away for too long
This place has a special kind of falling apart
Like they put the whole thing together in the dark
No one knows where the edge of the knife is
And no one knows where intelligent life is

Hey, no one knows me
No one saves me
No one loves or hates me
Going straight
I only ever really wanted a break
I've been away for too long
No I never really wanted to stay
I've been away for too long
I've been away for too long
I've been away for too long
Keyholes, trough key holes
Where those
I am still hiding
Everyone inside
Tank girls and fly guns and silver boots on my way home

Going straight
I only ever really wanted a break
I've been away for too long
No I never really wanted to stay
Going straight
I only ever really wanted a break
I've been away for too long
No I never really wanted to stay
I've been away for too long


02. Non-State Actor

Caught in every pocket, from miles to fill
So weak in the land, strong in the will
I'll be your beast of burden
I'm there to see
I'll bring you a healer, feel your disease
I drink dirty water and make it clean
With you I am the cure, I am the drug

And we settle for a little bit more than everything
We're not elected, but we will speak
We're not the chosen, but we believe
And we settle for a little bit more than everything

Bullets, guided missiles, stone cold in sync
Yeah motherless country only I've seen
You are the taken rockets, I am the bomb
I'll teach you a lesson, so far up in
Breathe in, turn the pages, just a real man
You are to fuel the rises, I am the poor

And we settle for a little bit more than everything
We're not elected but we will speak
We're not the chosen, but we believe
And we settle for a little bit more than everything

I'm a non-state actor
I'm a non-state actor
I'm a non-state actor
I'm a non-state
I'm a non-state actor

And we settle for a little bit more than everything
We're not elected but we will sṗeak
We're not the chosen, but we believe
And we settle for a little bit more than everything
A little bit more
A little bit more
A little bit more
A little bit more


03. By Crooked Steps

I'm addicted to feeling, stealing love isn't stealing
Can't you see that I understand your mind?
I'm a walking believer, I'm a ghost and a healer
I'm the shape of the hole inside your heart

Not looking for a brighter side
Crooked steps will take me higher
I don't care if you want to cry

I'm a soldier for hire killing all you admire
And you live in denial but that will change

Not looking for a brighter side
Crooked steps will take me higher
I don't care if you want to cry

When blood is raining down, it cuts a deep deep river
And we're diving, yeah, we're diving

Right behind you, right behind you
Right behind you, right behind you

(Right behind you...)
I'm a walking believer, I'm a ghost and a healer
Can't you see that I understand your mind?
Can't you see that I understand your mind?

My crooked steps right behind you
My crooked steps right behind you
My crooked steps right behind you
My crooked steps right behind you
Right behind you, right behind you, right behind you


04. A Thousand Days Before

Life a thousand days ago,
Hours sinking in a hole
Try to melt into the walls,
Now I am here inside the bowl

Here in the cold
Where no one stands behind me

Now a thousand days have gone
Again, like the sun and moon at war
And give or take a thousand more

Here in the cold
Where no one stands behind me
I'll be on my own side
You know where to find me
You know where to find me

Here in the cold
Where no one stands behind me
I'll be on my own side
You know where to find me
You know where to find me

Born with a thousand little holes
And a tear to fill up every one
I'll be on my own side,
I'll be on my own side
I'll be on my own side


05. Blood on the Valley Floor

Mountains all around
Altogether we stumble
Eleven million clowns
Every one with a razor out

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill some more

Once we were the end
The end of the long road
Leading to the start
Of the ever-invading crowds

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill

Endless summer, needless space,
Fill it all up with a void

Mountains all around
Altogether we tumble down

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill some more


06. Bones of Birds

Time is my friend 'til it ain't and runs out
And that is all that I have 'til it's gone
Try to build a home, bones of birds
Singing in the cold and fall to earth

Hey, sometimes she won't cry
When the smallest one is drowned
Too weak to survive probably... maybe

Try to look out through a hole in a bag
Circle above looking down, bird of prey
Try to build a home, bones of birds
Singing in the cold and fall to earth

Hey, sometimes she won't cry
When the smallest one is drowned
Too weak to survive
Too weak to survive
Too weak to survive probably... maybe

Try to build a home, bones of birds
Singing in the cold and fall to earth

Hey, sometimes she won't cry
When the smallest one is drowned
Too weak to survive probably

Hey, sometimes she won't cry
When the smallest one is drowned
Too weak to survive
Too weak to survive
Too weak to survive


07. Taree

Though I can't put my hands on you I can feel you now
In the bones and the blood flowing needles on the ground
In the ether I sail to you floating on the fumes
Run aground on the shore for you simple wreckage

Taree walk out and raise the road to my tilted shadow
I only know I've made it home when I drown in your ghost light

Though I can't put a name on you I will cry it out
In my heart I will hold what my bloody hands have dropped
Run aground on the floor for you simple wreckage

Taree walk out and raise the road to my tilted shadow
I only know I've made it home when I drown in your ghost light
In your ghost light

Taree walk out and raise the road to my tilted shadow
I only know I've made it home when I drown in your ghost light

In your ghost light

Taree! Taree! Taree!


08. Attrition

Lay here under bombast and gloom
A parade of ghouls marches by
Headed down to Nero's tomb
Raising flags and burning rights

Warm yourself by a god-made fire
Pinocchio with spinning eyes
Laugh aloud under bomb-lit skies
A victim's smile never lies

You have always lived your life like a joke with no time
What you gonna do about it until you get the punch line right?

On the cliff above stormy waves
Can't decide to climb or drown
Up is folly and down disgrace
Under thumbs over written
The ladder is poison have to find a new way around

What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it? What you gonna do about it?

You have always lived your life like a joke with no time
You have always lived your life like a joke with no time


09. Black Saturday

Promise something, kill me right away if I start to get slow
And don't remember how to separate the worm from the apple
Don't wait 'til tomorrow, kill me right away if I start to listen
To the voices telling all the mouths what they need to swallow

Do that for me, it's the least that you can do
Don't be afraid, I would do the same for you
Burn out any memory of me ever breathing
'Til I'm born again

I was thirsty, I remember that you gave me some water
I was angry at everything at once you gave me no trouble
I was crying, I remember that you gave me your shoulder

Do that for me, it's the least that you can do
Don't be afraid, I would do the same for you
Burn out any memory of me ever breathing
'Til I'm born again, born again

Do that for me, it's the least that you can do
Don't be afraid, I would do the same for you
Burn out any memory of me ever breathing
'Til I'm born again, born again, born again, born again


10. Halfway There

I woke up with my feet nailed down
And my head moving the speed of sound
Had a dream I was caught in a maze
And I couldn't find my way back out
Some were born to move mountains around
And some to rot away in jail
I get an itch and when I am scratching
Everything can go to hell

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won?
Is that what our dreams have become?

Sometimes when you're shooting an arrow
It can fly across the sky so proud
I would go all the way to the sun
If I didn't have to come back down

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won
Is that what our dreams have become?

Have you got a car?
Somewhere to sleep?
Someone who loves you?
Something to eat?
I would say you're doing better than most
Though maybe not as well as some

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won?
Is that what our dreams have become?
Is that what our dreams have become?


11. Worse Dreams

Let it swirl around you now and let it fall apart
Put it back again and find every piece but it's not the same
And you never can be sure just how it looked when you started
Turn around again now and do it all over and over

Like a doll from a bad dream
When it's gone worse dreams are born

Steaming in the line of fire you're wild and free

Everybody in, sit down and keep on holding on
Pull your arms around black clouds drown and the rain is walking
Bodies in the ground by now down seven feet and rolling
Hanging on the tail of the sunrise til you can't let go

Like a doll from a bad dream
When it's gone worse dreams are born
Like a doll from a sad dream
When it's gone worse dreams are born

Like a doll from a bad dream
When it's gone worse dreams are born
Like a doll from a sad dream
When it's gone worse dreams are born
Worse dreams are born


12. Eyelid's Mouth

In the eyelid's mouth
On the iris tongue
When a scream crawls out
Only the tear has won
Only the tear has won

Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run out? (burn internal)
Who let the river run wild? (die internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry?

Through the eyelet comes
Unimagined light
Unremembered sun
Only the rivers run
But never hide

Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run out? (burn internal)
Who let the river run wild? (die internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry? (live internal)
Who let the water run down? (cry internal)
Who let the river run dry?

(Cry internal)
(Die internal)
(Cry internal)


13. Rowing

Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row

Moving is breathing and breathing is life
Stopping is dying, you'll be alright
Life is a hammer waiting to drop
Adrift in the shallows and the rowing won't stop

Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row

Can't see the sky, nothing on the horizon
Can't feel my hands and the water keeps rising
Can't fall asleep cause I'll wake up dead
I just keep pulling, I just keep rolling

Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
Don't know where I'm going (I don't know where I'm going)
I just keep on rowing, I just keep on pulling, gotta row

Rowing is living and living is hard
But living beats losing all that we are
And all that we know of and all that we feel
And all we remember imagined or real
All we remember imagined or real

I heard an echo but the answer had changed
From the word I remember that I started out saying
Living is cheating if you're not pulling oars
But the current is leaving, I'll get mine, you'll get yours

Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row

Rowing is bleeding and bleeding is breathing
Breathing is feeling burning and freezing
Keep getting dirty but I started out clean
I keep on rowing, I keep on rowing
I keep on pulling, I keep on pulling
I keep on rowing, I keep on rowing
I keep on rowing, I keep on rowing
I keep on rolling
Keep on rolling

Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
Don't know where I'm going, I just keep on rowing
I just keep on pulling, gotta row
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