Dark Rip

Thirteen, late spring, ‘97 Tubes going out and tubes coming in But I can’t remember anything Dirty bodies, fighting in their own home Brother rests his hand on my shoulder I tell him I know, I know Uh-oh… I wanna sing you an elegy Uh-oh… And would you even care? Uh-oh… Better yet to have you next to me Uh-oh… yeah, we can make a stand I feel the pinch in my shoulders Black taste and burnt running over This spring, no closer, older, still Loose skin and teeth on your thin bones Brother rests his hand on my shoulder I tell him I know, I know I swear it I swear it I swear it I swear it Need someone Why you wanna need someone? Why you wanna feed something that’s only trying to get away? You need someone? I don’t wanna need someone I don’t wanna need something they’re only gonna take away Uh-oh… I wanna sing you an elegy Uh-oh… And would you even care? Uh-oh… Better yet to have you next to me Uh-oh… We can make a stand Need someone Why you wanna need someone? Why you wanna feed something that’s only trying to get away? You need someone? I don’t wanna need someone I don’t wanna need something they’re only gonna take away

Lions

What you say when you’re old and dead? “Oh I wish I would’ve known?” Does the fire know to set or The sun self cease, outgrown? Will you shake with a simple style At the one you should’ve had, With the cool dead grace of The one that never did? Lions! We were lions! We were chiming tire irons on the side a every ride that we found We made a pretty good sound We were lions! We were lions! We were lean, tight, fist, fire, rip, bite, burning the seams We make a pretty good team What you know when you’re calcified, In the briefest catch of time? That the things you feel will be the Limit you feel satisfied? What you say at the memory time - Oh, the words you would have known? Why the tire in your feel when your Pride is all that you own? Lions! We were lions! We were chiming tire irons on the side a every ride that we found We made a pretty good sound We were lions! We were lions! We were lean, tight, fist, fire, rip, bite, burning the seams We make a pretty good team We were lions! We were lions! At first when you surface, how are you ready to start? Just what for a purpose? Just how for an art? But pay you no mind in the how or the why Just the who that you place in your pride Just settle your faith and know that your friends are inside. Lions! We were lions! We were chiming tire irons on the side a every ride that we found We made a pretty good sound We were lions! We were lions! We were lean… tight… rip, bite, burning the seams We make a pretty good team We were lions! We were lions!

Games

Let’s play games In the dark You got a fair chance friend, hand to my heart Night come down Over me It’ll never be cold with the company … Let’s play chase Let’s play fair Feel your blood pump hot in the cool dark air Midnight hum Sing to me I’ll hold your throat so gentle in my lips and teeth … Let’s spend these evenings with our friends … Hold your heart Cross it twice You got my teeth so wide and your eyes so bright Cold dark wind Smell your scent I’ll give my heat to the night, get it from your neck

All Around

Cut a rut, we’re stuck. You use it as a crutch, Your gut – a hunch But you’re sure about it. I don’t know what they say, and I’ll see about it You don’t care what it may, but you talk about it now Insight’s a tempting device When you know at heart what’s right – you’re right. You’ll bite When they sell you what you like You’re smart but as though you forgot about it Sing sing sling around Listen up who’s coming down OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ooo ooo ooo… Must admit your wits When you pull the bait and switch Turn a treat into a trick – oh I heard about it [sic] and twist until it fits. Like a special move you’re Up down turn around Everybody hit the ground OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ooo ooo ooo… [Alex makes guitar now] Went against – I’m spent. In the end it was so bent I forgot what we meant. I relent becuz, I don’t see what you will when you think about it I don’t know what you think before you even heard a sound OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ooo ooo ooo… OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ooo ooo ooo…

Icy Water

I see the icy water I wanna see the snow! I wanna know the order Don’t you wonder where we are to go? I wanna make an offer I know it makes no sense I know, I know, I know it I see the icy water I wanna see the snow! I wanna find the faucet Ask him what he thinks we ought to know Uncharted, let us wander Oh please don’t go before I know, I know, I know it - but Stay! The years are starving Stay! They won’t stop falling Stay! The seasons calling Seasons calling, the seasons calling… Goddamn let’s do it again, ok? I see the icy water I wanna see the snow! I wanna know the order Don’t you go before we make it home I got no thing to offer And oh I know there’s none I know, I know, I know it but Stay! The years are calling Stay! And they won’t stop falling Stay! And I know I’m stalling I Know I know I know I know it I wanted to feel it in my time Weather the wind with a bird of kind Heating my fingers on (and?) yours on mine Greeting the winter, until I Stay! The dark is calling Stay! The years are falling Stay! I know I’m wrong, I Know I know I know I know but Stay! The years are calling Stay! And they won’t stop falling Stay! I know I’m stalling Know I’m stalling, know I’m stalling Stay! Stay! Stay! I know I know I know I know it

Blood on YR Sundress

When your army at? Looking in a sad state. Where you start from? Carrying that old weight. Got a backyard Bury what your friends say there Who the smart kids Running all the programs Where the bright ones Kissing all the boyfriends Deep in the basement Shaking out the best friend stare Run, chase on your brothers Get a good head start You're faster than the others Better run, faster than the other sharks Yeah, run, into the cover Take the night in your arms You're darker than the others Set a sun, deep in your shadow heart Where your going - There's blood on your sundress Tanned boys all Staring at your necklace Sunburnt eyes Shaking off a reckless bore Tanned boys are Running in the car park Breaking windows Tell you 'bout new start Tell you 'bout a new taste Come and put your fresh face forward Run, chase on your brothers Get a good head start You're faster than the others Better run, faster than the other sharks Yeah, run, into the cover Take the night in your arms You're darker than the others Set a sun, deep in your shadow heart And ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah I wanna get full Heavy like stars and swinging like a baseball bat Said I wanna get out And ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah I wanna get lost Burning a hole into the sky and breaking out Said I wanna get loud And time will change us Leave us vacant So have no patience Better burn yourself before you're suffocated Chase these laden Days til faded Curse your wasted hours

Away

Let’s let us wander from the shallow steps we’ve come to know by name Let’s lead our wonder to the trade of knowing all beyond our gates I fear we’re under something chorusing the murmur of a fate Away; I can not go, I will not stay Away, away; I can not go, I will not stay Away! I will not stay away! I’m waiting for you in latest place that I have found to hide Come find me trading stares akimbo with the window’s other side I could not wade in but if you would go I could not stay away Away; I can not go, I will not stay Away, away; I can not go, I will not stay Away! I will not stay away! We are adventuring We are adventurers I want to be your place I want to see your world There is no time to waste There is no pace, for We are adventurers Let’s let us wander from the shallow steps we’ve come to know by name Let’s lead our wonder to the trade of knowing all beyond our gates I fear we’re under something chorusing the murmur of a fate Away; I can not go, I will not stay Away, away; I can not go, I will not stay Away! I will not stay away! We are adventuring We are adventurers I want to be your place I want to see your world There is no time to waste There is no pace for We are adventurers

Don't Wanna Listen

I’m nervous when I speak Cuz everything’s in ink Or else they got it down on file In case you’re out of line And everyone has got ideas Or something that they feel And opinions all are free Cuz no one wants to hear when you say… I don’t wanna listen, I don’t wanna reason Cuz I don’t wanna waste my time It’s a teen dream shaking up every other season And I only wanna get it right And I, I wanna sing it every night It doesn’t need to be all right – I just don’t wanna be wasted Now my mother never said That silence or what’s nice Is the only thing to say, But it’s always sounded right. You speak up when you feel. But they hear it how they hear, And they know you how they like And you’ve nothing in the deal. An’ I say I don’t wanna listen, I don’t wanna reason Cuz I don’t wanna waste my time It’s a teen dream shaking up every other season And don’t we wanna get it I, I wanna sing it every night It doesn’t need to be all right – I just don’t wanna be wasted I, I wanna sing it every night It doesn’t need to be all right – I just don’t wanna be wasted I, I wanna sing it every night It doesn’t need to be all right – I just don’t wanna be wasted I, I wanna sing it every night It doesn’t need to be all right – I just don’t wanna be wasted

Aurelie

Oh la, Aurelie: Comme je veux meet you at the cemetery Oh la, Aurelie: I wanna tell you everything Ah ooh, et tu sais comme je t'aime Ah ooh, je ne suis pas la meme Ah ooh, Can't you see I'm trying Aurelie RSVP! Sans toi je meurs want you fer sure Dis-moi Aurelie: Si tu a recu mon message hier? Come on, talk to me! I just can't handle if there's nobody there Ah ooh, tu sais comment you move me ah ooh, you know you move right through me Ah ooh, Can't you see I'm trying Aurelie RSVP! Morte et jolie T'es ma folie Aurelie! Appele-moi Aurelie! I'm not so baad you see I'm not so baaaaa-aaaad Cheri, Aurelie: I think about you when the sun goes away My sweet, Aurelie: I wanna be beside you every day Ah ooh, et tu sais comme je t'aime ah ooh, je ne suis pas la meme Ah ooh, Can't you see I'm trying Aurelie RSVP! Sans toi je meurs want you fer sure Morte et jolie T'es ma folie me dire que vous êtes là I wait for you ever

Snowcones

What is that, that possess me When I’ve played and lost so winningly, That I wander so far behind? Watch us walk by the water, Kiss and laugh in staccato. Tell me your stories a second time. Story’s got a ghost She tells herself, her parts rearranging Is what we think we know What we need this time? Half way down in believing Sense so sweet, so uneven Tells me a story, and I’m so tired It’s no lie, but remembered Scenes rehearsed, drawn and severed Why do I wander so far behind? Story’s got a ghost She tells herself, her parts rearranging Is what we think we know What we need this time? All you have is hope All you got is time to be wastin All you keep is bone All you get is time

Hours

Hours. Moving on. When you wait. When you don’t. Ours, if we want. Do they go? Are they home? It’s these days bleeding on. They will be the same days when we’ve gone, But will I see ‘em again? It’s days til it’s done. Will I be the same way when they’ve gone? I wanna see ‘em again! Hours, ever on Who they hold – are they ours? And it’s time, holds us sure. In it’s wake; in it’s calm, calm… Don’t say, you know! Can’t say where my bones are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say where my bones are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Don’t say where my hours are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say where my bones are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say. It’s these days bleeding on. They will be the same days when we’ve gone But will I see ‘em again? It’s days til it’s done. Will we be the same way when they’ve gone? I need to see you again! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say where my bones are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say just where I’m gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Can’t say where my bones are gonna go! Don’t say, you know! Don’t say where my hours are gonna go!