One More Lullaby

Disillusioned Dream


Wake the shepherd, count the sheep 

Lull the Monster back to sleep 

Close your eyes, and I will sing one more… 


For disillusionment 

One more… for my amusement 

One more… before I lose it 

One more… just sleep right through it 

One more... 


What's the use in having dreams 

When everybody's fast asleep? 

As if the world would ever need one more… 


Tortured head-case 

One more… whining about heartache 

One more… who never made the grade 

One more… record to throw away 

One more... 


One more... 

Art is the shepherd 

Pop culture is the mime 

Mediocrity's the monster 

Money's the mastermind 

For the politics and cliques 

That will whore out their pride 

Give me one more! 


...Stint of ambition 

One more... for the passion that lies within it 

One more... attempt at recognition 

But what for?!… for the cold hard living 

What for? This dream's so unforgiving… unforgiving 

But what for? For anyone who's paying attention 

Pay attention 

For one more… 

For anyone who'll listen…







I Cannot Read Between the Lines


I'm drinking tequila in the morning 

I haven't been sleeping through the night 

Now I do not know just what I'm feeling 

Now I cannot read between the lines 


I met her in the morning on a Sunday 

I met her in the pouring summer rain 

Now I cannot tell her what I'm feeling 

Now I don't remember her name 


I got no reason to run away 

I got no reason to stay 

I try so hard 

But now I cannot read between the lines 


I'm drinking tequila in the morning 

I intend to keep her on my mind 

As long as I don't know just where my mind is 

I don't have to read between the lines 


I got no reason to run away 

I got no reason to stay 

I try so hard 

But now I cannot read between the lines 


For all the lover's stories I've forgotten 

For all the summer mornings I can't face 

I know my life is falling into pieces 

All the pieces fall back into place







Wait Up for Me


Love is trained anticipation 

Love is feigned collaboration 

For all the love that I have wasted 

Now I'm in love, and love's not waiting 


No room berating accusations 

No one's to blame for interpretation 

Oh take my words the way I say them 

Oh I'm in love, and love's not waiting 


I'll wait up for you 

You're all I hold onto 

I'll wait for forever 

For a love that may never 


Wait up for me 

Oh, wake up with me 

Wait till tomorrow 

And all the days that will follow me 

Wait up for me 


I'm to blame for the inquisition 

You can't face your indecision 

Oh love is vain and unforgiving 

Oh I'm in love and love's not listening 


I'll wait up for you 

You're all I hold onto 

I'll wait for forever 

For a love that may never 


Wait up for me 

Oh, wake up with me 

Wait till tomorrow 

And all the days that will follow me 

Wait up for me 


This is just how two hearts beat 

One heart breaks what the other feeds 

One heart takes what the other needs 

Wait for me 


I'll wait up for you 

You're all I hold onto 

I'll wait for forever 

For a love that may never 


Wait up for me 

Oh, wake up with me 

Wait till tomorrow 

And all the days that will follow me 

Wait up for me







Without Love


Without love, you got no seed 

Got no roots, you got no trees 

You got no branches, got no leaves 

You got no air to breathe 

Breathe 


Love, give me your love 

Tell me where life comes from 

Show me where life comes from 

Love, give me your love 

Give me your love 


Without the air, you got no lung 

You got no heart to feel my love 

You got no mind, you got no tongue 

To tell me now where life comes from 


Love, give me your love 

Tell me where life comes from 

Show me where life comes from 

Love, give me your love 

Oh, give me your love 

Give me your love 

Tell me where life comes from 

Show me where life comes from 

Love, give me your love 

No! Give me your love! 


Without love, you got no life 

Without life, you got no love 


Love... 







All I Ever Wanted


All I ever wanted 

I proudly flaunted 

I framed on the wall 

A picture too small 

I put all my faith into a very vacant place 


All I ever wanted 

Years beat upon it 

Threw me into 

Its impending doom 


All I wanted awaits me 

But all I want is gone 


All I ever wanted 

It shouldn't bother 

To make itself known 

There's no stepping stones 

I put all my faith into a very vacant place 


All I ever wanted 

Is fewer and less often 

I have all I need 

To make my retreat 


All I wanted awaits me 

But all I want is gone 


A stiff drink and a fire 

Take my desires 

All but just one 

All 

But 

Your love







Open No More


And all I know to do 

Is tell myself that I'm over you 

Whether or not I know it's really true 

I'm broke and broken, so I'm through 


What I've become, I know I can't afford 

Well I can't settle, and I can't score 

All I can do is close the door 

And tell myself that I don't need you anymore 


That door will open no more 

That door will open no more 

Open no more 


Queen bee 

You sink your sting deep into me 

You give me temporary relief 

Feels like heaven inside of misery 


You feel like love, I know you're just a fling 

A one night stand with a wedding ring 

A vacant cage, a cardboard box with wings 

Looks like a castle to a desperate king 


My eyes are open no more 

My eyes are open no more 

Open no more 


An amusement park, I think that's what it's like 

It's fun to go there from time to time 

You pay the toll and ride all the rides 

But it's no fun to stay there overnight 


'Cause when the ride ends 

Here come the shakes after the lone binge 

Wake up faceless, I've made the same mistake again 

Let go the reigns the way I lost so many friends 


That ride is open no more 

That ride is open no more 

Open no more 


This ain't the way home 

It's just a detour on a winding road 

When I can't get to where I want to go 

It's better on the sidewalk than the gutter, you know 

I wouldn't be here if I could find my home 


Can't settle down, can't settle for this 

Stuck here, enraged and perilous 

All I've ever wanted was an ounce of respect 

Before all I say and do is done and said 

I won't give in to the temptations of second best 

This road only leads through a life of regret 

Oh, no more no more 

Oh it ain't open no more 


This road is open no more 

That door is open no more 

Open no more 

Open no more 


Open no more...







All Too Human (Training My Broken Heart to Glow)


Don't say to me "I love you" 

Don't "Baby just wait" 

Don't give me your style 

Don't give me your grace 

Don't give me a sign on a dead end road 

Don't give me your heart 

Don't give me your soul 


I'm too broken to do this again 

I'm all too human to let love in 


I don't want a soulmate 

I don't want to hold my broken heart open 

Don't want you to see my soul 

Love, you're shooting in the dark 

I'm turning on my broken heart 


It's blinded by love on a whim 

I'm all too human to let love in 


Training my broken heart to glow 

Red light's stop and green light's go 

There's no love here to block the road 

So I'm training my broken heart to glow 


Maybe I love you from the pit of my soul 

I'm all to human to ever know 

I'm all to human to ever know 


Training my broken heart to glow 

Red light's stop and green light's go 

There's no love here to block the road 

So I'm training my broken heart to glow 


Oh, this is yes and this is no! 

Oh, this ain't no one way road! 


So I'm training my broken heart to glow 

(With one more lullaby) 

I'm training my broken heart to glow 


…Training my broken heart to glow







One More Lullaby


Dry heaves in the underground 

Where my dreams come tumbling down 

But why leave for another town 

To burn more bridges down? 


I bleed for a worthy cause 

Sleep is not all I've lost 

Some dreams' just born to rot 

One more is all I got 


(No, no, no, no, no) It's not over 

(No, no, no, no, no) This is not goodbye 

I'll sing you one more lullaby 

(Wake the shepherd, catch the dreamer 

Falling from the heavens, rotting on the vine… inside) 

One More

One More

One More Lullaby


As a child, I knew what I'd do 

My whole life, gave it all to you 

Lullabies don't make dreams come true 

Now that RIDE is through 


Ten years I'm still counting sheep 

Turned your tears into melodies 

Take my tears, and take my dream 

Lull yourself to sleep 


(No, no, no, no, no) It's not over 

(No, no, no, no, no) This is not goodbye 

I'll sing you one more lullaby 

(Wake the shepherd, catch the dreamer 

Falling from the heavens, rotting on the vine… inside) 

One More

One More

One More Lullaby


If words can never hurt us 

Let's say goodnight 

Every single word was 

Meant to make you cry 

For all it's worth 

Just one more lullaby 


Last but not least 

The time has come to dream 

Fall asleep 

I'll sing one more lullaby 

This will come true 

No matter if your dreams ever do 

I'll sing one more lullaby 


One more, one more, one more, one more 

Lullabies don't make dreams come true... 


Wake up







Feed Me the Fire


I grew up way down in the valley 

I grew up without the lord 

I woke up one day on the mountain 

I woke up out in the storm 

My mother, she gave me thunder 

My father gave me the rain 

The Devil, he gave me lightning 

Before Jesus ever had a chance 


Leave, leave, leave me with the moonshine 

Let me sing, sing, sing long into the night 

Light me up or strike me down 

Not goin' out lyin' on the ground 

Feed, feed, feed me the fire 


Nothing I done is worth forgiving 

I been bought, and I been sold 

I never asked no one to go on living 

I never asked no one to save my soul 


Leave, leave, leave me with the moonshine 

Let me sing, sing, sing long into the night 

If you're gonna' strike me dead 

Get those embers burning red 

Keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire 


The sky's falling, the thunder's pounding' 

Oh, I got the fury, I got the flame 

I'm goin' back up to the mountain 

To light those embers in the rain 


Leave, leave, leave me with the moonshine 

Let me sing, sing, sing long into the night 

Rather hang my head 

Than see those embers soakin' wet 

Keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire 


Lead, lead, lead me to great heights 

Don't make me dream, dream, dream now until I die 

I'll never wilt or fade away 

You'll have to take me up in flames 

Feed, feed, feed me the fire 

Keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire 

Oh keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire 


Don't you try to take me down softly 

Don't you try to pawn me off on The Lord 

Well I'll die in the same place where you bought me 

If I'm gonna burn out, well I'll burn out in the storm







Between a Sadist and a Masochist


Don't do what he did 

No don't do what he did 

The sadist in his head 

Is all alone 

All alone 


Guess who wins 

Between a sadist and a masochist? 

I've nothing to lose 

Guess who wins? 

Guess who wins? 


When I'm done with him 

The remnants of his face 

Will paint the roses red 

Why'd you let him live? 

Why? 


Don't do what he did 

Leave me to rot 

But let him live 

No don't be there when 

It happens again 

Again 


When I'm done with him 

The remnants of his face 

Will paint the roses red 

Why'd you let him live? 

Why'd you let him live? 

No! No! 

Why'd you let him live? 

Why'd you let him live? 


Why? 

Why'd you let him live? 

Why'd you let him live?







Headache


I am a heartache 

Headstrong 

You are a headache 

Holding on 


I am the dusk and 

You are the dawn 

The moon will rise above us 

We'll both be gone 


Save me from this ever present pain 

Let me lie down with the rain 

Take me from this evanescent plain 

Let it not fade away 


Of the grace which adorns us 

We brake our backs 

For all who will mourn us 

And all they lack 


Save me from this ever present pain 

Let me lie down with the rain 

Take me from this evanescent plain 

Let it not fade away 


Save me… Oh, save me 


The chains that once bind us 

Achilles' heal 

The light that once blinds us 

Soon reveals... 


Save me from this burden of a mind 

Let me fall down with the tide 

Take me from the fury I confine 

The lowest ebb is mine 


I am a heartache 

Headstrong 

You are a headache 

Holding on







It Pours


The rain is pouring 

Lightning strikes over the gulf stream 

Everyone knows where it's going 

Everyone knows where it's been 


Out on the ocean 

No one here needs to know me 

No one knows where the storm's going 

Don't want to know where it's been 


When it rains, When it rains, It pours 


On dry land I was tripping 

Over holes I was too big to fit in 

With all those regrets, I kept digging 

I fell to the bottom so fast 


Then the rain started pouring 

Carried me back to the ocean 

Washed away all the emotion 

Drowned all that was left of my past 


When it rains, When it rains, It pours 

When it rains, When it rains, It pours 


Rain, rain, go away 

You've taken me far enough 

Rain, rain, go away 

I can't take it all at once 


When it rains, When it rains, It pours 

When it rains, When it rains, It pours 


I'm headed inland 

Try and start all over again 

I can't go back to where I've been 

Those bridges are scorched and scorned 


Take the rain as a lesson 

Set my sights in a brand new direction 

Bury all of my regrets 

And dry out till the next thunderstorm 


When it rains, When it rains, It pours 

When it rains, When it rains, It pours 

When it rains, When it rains, It pours







Parables


Fill up all the vacant holes 

With the father, son and holy ghost 

You'll never see them hiding behind the pope 

You gotta believe him, he's the only one who knows 

Oh, he knows 


Preacher, he can't turn a cheek 

The reaper, he's laughing through your teeth 

Eye for an eye, well he don't practice what he preach 

Blind lead the blind, where the one eyed man is king 

He's counting sheep 


Don't waste your parables 

On heaven or on hell 

Don't wait for miracles 

To save you from yourself 


Age old parables 

Hide behind your fear 

Beautiful fairytales 

Falling on deaf ears 


People… living for one another 

Why can't you see us? Why can't it be enough? 

Think your father's deciphering prayer through the guff? 

You can't hold water with all your weight on that crutch 

How's it holding up? 


Don't waste your parables 

On heaven or on hell 

Don't wait for miracles 

To save you from yourself 


Age old parables 

Hide behind your fear 

Beautiful fairytales 

Falling on deaf ears 


Darkness... lies among the lies among you 

Neither was it virtue nor vice that hung him 

Take a good sentiment, flunk it up and rub it in 

Don't waste away, for no one lives and no one dies for sin 


There is no sin


Only marionettes 

Dancing in the night 

Chasing their shadows 

Somehow they find the light 


Virgin marionettes...







I Don’t Want to Know


I've never been more certain of uncertainty 

I'm certainly sure 

That you're uncertain too 

You'll never stop me digging for another world 

I'm searching for truth 

Won't find it in you 


I don't want to know your opinion 

So keep it to yourself 

For evermore, for heaven or for hell 

I don't want to know your opinion 

I'll find out for myself 

For evermore, in heaven or in hell 


In all of this uncertainty 

I have everything I'll ever need now 

I'll never be confused 

I'm not a Shepard, not a sheep 

I believe what I can see now 

Oh, you can see it too 


I don't want to know your opinion 

So keep it to yourself 

For evermore, for heaven or for hell 

I don't want to know your opinion 

I'll find out for myself 

For evermore, in heaven or in hell 


I don't believe it 

I'll never believe it 

No I don't need it 

I'll never need it 

No I don't need it 

Never need it 

I'll never believe ya 

No I don't need ya 


I am forgiven 

Miss HypoChristian 

Don't need religion 

I am forgiven 


I'll save myself, I'll save myself... 

Halleluja 

No one needs ya 


I'll save myself, I'll save myself... 

Halleluja… (Amen, Amen) 


No I don't need it 

I'll never believe it







Sideways


Lately, I don't see the right way 

I like to see things my way 

I like to see them sideways 


I see no place to live or die while trying 

When everyone I know is dying 

And there's no saving grace 


Deep under the soil 

There's a boy for every girl 

And a girl for every boy 

A prize for tears and toil 


It's you, it's you... 


My mind was trained to think that when it rots away 

Somehow I will float away 

That's not how I was made 


Of the many Gods, and I've had plenty 

I lost my fear to pity 

And now I'm truly saved 


Deep under the soil 

There's a girl for every boy 

And a boy for every girl 

A prize for tears and toil 


It's you, it's you... 


No more records for the lightweights 

No one's singing them sideways 


No matter where I look or whether 

I'm looking in the right place 

Don't need to pack a suitcase 


With no choice, every little boy and girl 

Will end up in the same place 

Seeing these things sideways 


We're all sideways 

Oh, we're all sideways







Come Hell or High Water


From day one 

Teach your son 

You can be what you wanna be 

Be all you can be 

In the free land of liberty 


But mother 

What's wrong with these lunatic hypocrites 

Son, don't talk religion 

No don't talk politics 


Why should I bother 

To change the hearts and minds that be 

Come hell or high water 

They'll never see it quite like me 


I could have studied 

Chemistry or biology 

But I spent my time 

Making art and ideology 


No regrets 

I did my best 

Restrained and restricted 

My lips will be sealed 

But my words will live again 


Why should I bother 

To change the hearts and minds that be 

Come hell or high water 

They'll never see it quite like me 


Once, I had a voice 

When the voice was still new to me 

Once, I had a voice, I had a voice 


Why should I bother 

To change the hearts and minds that be 

Come hell or high water 

They'll never see it quite like me 


From day one 

Teach your son 

Who's the lion, who's the lamb 


The dreamer goes down 

Right where he began







Sandpaper


I'm through with all that I could ever do 

Life has always been a little held up 

A farce: the hand from above 

A forced superficial love 

Food and shelter aren't enough 

To keep me tame and humble 

Now I sleep, and now I stumble 

Became weak, and then I crumbled 

I once screamed, but now I mumble 


I won't meet your expectations (Ooh, not good enough) 

Won't bow down to the cliche (Ooh, don't give a funk) 

Let's all rise for the occasion (Ooh)

Oh, this divine realization that I'm through... 

Oh I'm through… Oh, now I'm through… 

I'm through… Oh, now I'm through… 


Lift a glass in celebration

Here's the toast, I'm going to say it! 


I'm through with my shallow muse 

I'm through with you 

I'll waste away, embracing every vice I keep 

Forget my insecurities 

The bottle lifts anxiety 

Can't fix me with sobriety 

I'll drift into oblivion 

Let me drift, don't reel me in 

Don't need responsibility 

The tasks of mere civility (Ooh)


Got me stuck in this vicious (What everybody wants) 

Life of fake ambition (But everybody sucks) 

I'm sick of part-time living (Shake it off) 

Well, I failed at all I attempted 

So I'm through…

Oh I'm through… Oh, now I'm through… 

I'm through… Oh, now I'm through… Oh, now I'm through... 


Refill the bitter with sweet relief 

Cheers to victory masked defeat! 


I'm through… with remnants of roots... I grew 

I wrote that chit for you and all the populous (oooo, funk you) 

Commercial scum that'll rot and rust (funk me too) 

It's in my rear-view mirror 

Well I don't like it either 

Well I'm through… I am through… Oh, now I'm through… 

Oh, now I'm through… I'm through… Oh, now I'm through… 


(Decipher the words of victory masked in defeat) 

 

Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream

They won't come true 

Oh, now I'm through