Lyrics

LAZARUS

Are you talking in tongues no one, no one can understand?

Whispering to the ghosts you’ve always been just one of them

Wild eyes, Wild eyes, Wild eyes, Wild eyes

And my grandpa said don’t trust those eyes you can’t cry in

And my grandma said don’t trust a thing your grandpa says

And the sky’s as alcoholic as it’s ever been

The whole world’s got Alzheimer’s and we’re just checking in

Wild eyes, wild eyes, wild eyes, wild eyes

Left you a song on your telephone

Don’t call me back ‘cause it’s terrible

Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello

IN CHEMICALS

To the murderer of my heart

To the stealer of my better parts

You defy me, you defy me, you defy me

Supercilious jokes beneath the blankets & pillows

You have tied me up, you have tied me up, you’ve tied me up

It’s chemical, it’s chemical, it’s chemical

When they find me they’re gonna know

They’re gonna let the bruise marks show

Disinfect me, resurrect me as if these parts were never loved

As if the knife was never shoved, was never shoved

In chemicals, in chemicals, in chemicals

It’s chemical, it’s chemical, it’s chemical

TRACERS

Pressed my fingers inside your skin

Traced the lines the lines the lines the lines the lines that time dug in

Kept on tracing, tracing, tracing

Traced and traced until you were a girl of 13 years again

Before my grandpa’s callused hands

Trade your eyes for rocks and sand

The times that stick inside your skull just sorta ferally clinging

The times that stick when time’s not sticking

A thousand pages in the wind

Ten thousand pages in the wind

Layed my body on your body

Pressed my hands inside your hands

Pressed my lips and kissed and kissed until I was 13 again

Pressed and pressed and pressed and pressed

Fill up my brains with soil and rock

Something to hold the remnants in

With cattle herds and meteors and light showers and soil and rock

Time’s a’ diggin’


PARANOID CLUSTERS

Beneath a paranoid cluster of falling stars, in the big black belly of the universe, old rotted out lumber and abandoned cars, bring your friends and family, flashlights, tape recorders. Random stacks of letters, pens, postcards unmarked, cellphones smashed and scattered, plastic body parts, acre upon acre, layer upon layer, photographs of jesus, brando, joan of arc, post it notes and stickers glowing in the dark, abstract grids and patterns in the shape of a ladder, how to books on life and why it does not matter, some say radiation, some say divine light, alien invasion, ain’t it about time, some great overwhelming nothing humming climb, climb, climb, we have gouged out the ocean with our toxic eyes, shrapnel, prophylactics, expired anti-biotics, empty spray cans, burned out rockets, heaps of soil and stench and garbage, centuries accumulative, death defiant, burning bright, beneath a paranoid cluster of falling stars

ECLIPSE

Soon, soon, soon

We will forget our moon

Cold reptilian backs

Through crevices and cracks

We traded bodies once

Then we forgot our names

When we were deaf and dumb and young and not afraid

Of love and death and age

Are you in outer space?

Are you in outer space?

That’s what the doctors say

Grass from your open chest

Water from your veins

Are you in outer space?

Are you in outer space?

Are you in outer space?

Are you in outer space?

That’s what the doctors say

That’s what the doctors say

TOBIAS GREY

The elliptical condition of Tobias Grey

A complex series of post it notes randomly placed

They say the rain it’s gonna come it’s gonna wash it away

They say the winter’s gonna blow it’s gonna blow your dumb brains

Sometimes it don’t wash away it just stays in the very same place

A weathered milk carton, list of groceries erased

Scrubbed his house spotlessly thorough on the very same day

Last seen with lipstick on, smeared it all over his face

Remembering the smell of her when she held him in place

Said the weather’s gonna change mister grey mister grey mister grey

Sometimes the weather don’t change it just stays in the very same place

Sometimes it don’t go away it just stays it just stays it just stays

He had a high school girlfriend along with very good grades

One giant sketch of his mother done at a very young age

At a very young age the paramedics took her away


WARNING

I think I saw your shadow

Tapping at the window

The branches breathed so soft and polite

You died without warning

That September morning

I spoke to you aloud for the last time

I said if you could hear me, I think you can hear me

You stubborn deaf old man, you never listen to a damn thing I say

I remember our bodies when we were both 20

Tangled in the night

We fucked it up right, didn’t we?

Time, time it keeps moving, maybe that’s an illusion

The pictures tell us lies

We are not filled with lines

We are not fading

So welcome to the night

You better bring your fists to fight

We are not leaving

DRIFT

You’re my lover, my very best friend

I want to hold you forever

I want to hold you again

You can roll your eyes

To the back of your head

You can do what you like

Do whatever instead

You’re my lover

My very best friend

I wanna hold you forever

I wanna hold you again

Whoever you are, whoever I am

A name to outlive our memory

A name our love will outlive

You can roll your eyes

To the back of your head

You can do what you like

Do whatever instead

See your face in the hallway

Your skinny skin in my bed

Write the words on the concrete

We were meant to be read

We were meant to be read

We were meant to be read

THE CORONER [LIE DOWN]

You don’t need your diamonds

You don’t need your garments

When I come around

Lie down, lie down

Lie down, lie down with me

Honestly, oh honestly

I give my heart, my hands, my skin

Lie down again

You don’t have to win

You don’t have to call the coroner in

When I come around

Lie down, lie down

Lie down, lie down with me

Honestly, oh, honestly

In the bed that we lie in

Lie down, lie down, lie down, lie down, lie down

Lie down, lie down with me

Honestly, oh, honestly

I give my hands, my hair, my skin

The lining in my stomach