Tracks

02. Chupacabras
03. Party
04. Fortress Of Sand
05. Ruffian On The Stairs
06. Sunburnt
07. Return Of The Ruffian
08. Titan



02. Chupacabras

a) Supper's Calling
I wonder what's for dinner tonight
If everything works out all right
I'll be feasting

So let's see what's for dinner tonight
A treat below that beats with life
It's calling, bleating, breathing, bleeding

I sense your presence, smell you near - sneaking, hiding
I hear your heart and feel your fear - flowing, moving
Behold it soon will all be clear
My eyes, shining: hypnotizing

b) The Shepherdess

You've lost control
You've lost your way home
Out in the cold
You've lost your way home

You've lost your way home
You've lost your way home, out in the cold...

c) A Brief History Of Truth And Beauty

I will live again
Up from the air of my succulent lair
I will rise anew
Into the wind I will move my wings
I will feed again
Drain to the depths with my clean teeth and breath

I am beauty
I am beauty

Once for awhile there was light beside the dark
Once long ago there was fire because of spark
Secrets have faded, shadows have grown
We are just wanderers whose path is unknown
Unknown....

I am free at last
Take in a breath, there's no looking back
I go circling
Spying from high, I watch my prize
I will wipe the sleep from red glowing eyes and prepare to arrive

This is beauty
(I couldn't ask for anything more)

d) Chupacabras Stomp

All that we have ever known
Is seeking love and wanting home
All that we have ever known
Is seeking love and wanting home
Creator
I bring the gift of everlasting dream
Creator
I bring the gift of life between the seams
I bring the gift...

e) Get My Goat

f) Study And Review

Secrets have faded, shadows have grown
We are just wanderers whose path is unknown
The path is unknown...

g) The Gift

I will live again
Deliver myself from waiting in stealth
I will rise again
Meet you alive on the other side

I am freedom
I am freedom, you couldn't ask for anything more
You couldn't ask for anything
Creator...
All that we have ever known
Is seeking love and wanting home
...unknown
I am freedom
I will free them


03. Party

It will be our deepest pleasure to invite you to our ball
We will have cake and treasure -- You simply must come along

To our party, party, party, stay forever, say you will
Come be happy if you want to at the party, say you will
[only when you want]

The manacle is cut... It stops the swelling, but not much
The sense that they're in control is what I'm dreading
Oh no

It's our party, never leave us, pledge allegiance, say you will
We will love you like no other, stay forever, say you will
Speak only when you are spoken to
Listen for the signal...

It's not nice to leave before the party is over......
You simply must come along:

To the party, party, party, fun forever, say you will
Come be happy here forever at the party, say you will
You will do what we tell you
If you want to live
[only when you want]
Speak only when you are spoken to
Listen for the signal and begin
Here forever at the party

Here forever at the party, start the party, say you will
Stay forever at the party
Listen for the signal
And begin...

ICE

Ice that waits in lumps at the bottom of your glass
May crack your teeth to stumps
May slash your tongue in half
Cut it! Cut it!

Love me
Don't hate me
Don't hate me

Ice that covers lakes always calls to me
Draws me to a trap
Then cracks below my feet
Cut it! Cut it!

Love me
Don't hate me
Don't hate me

Ice that settles on me preps me for the slice
Bring on all your knives then take away the ice
Ice that coats my throat and freeze my eyelids shut
Hugs my head in cold
That I forget...
That I forget the cut
Cut it!
Cut it out!


04. Fortress Of Sand

You are the one said come over
You are the one said come on
As a wave washes over a fortress of Sand
All is new
All is known
All is you....


05. Ruffian On The Stairs

A) Ruffian On The Stairs

Okay.....

Who's that staring from the walls
Who hovers by the corner stalls
I know what you do
Who's that making eyes at me
From deep behind a mask of grief
I know what you're coming to

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
I'll do what you want me to
Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
Aren't you tired of what we do

I'll bring you off in sensurround
Ensure you never touch the ground
I'll do what you want me to
I'll take you to the bitter end
Pretend to even be a friend
If that's what you say to do

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
Okay.....


06. Sunburnt

Well the sun came out today
Just like yesterday
Hey
Put that mirror away

Don't want to look this way
Don't want to look this way

Well the sun came out today
Just like yesterday


07. Return Of The Ruffian

I see myself, I have to ask
How long can one such as myself hope to last
My lips are grey, my head is cold
The season of the overload

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs

The stairs are gone, the building's cracked
The human race is cutting back

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs

I gotta go, you gotta sleep
Just one more drop to get that peak
The cooling stars, the deadening night
Come back to me, push back the light

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
(Fuck with me, don't fuck with me)

The hands of time are swinging low
Before too long they'll seize control
And what's the point of suffering
When dust is all the years will bring

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
(There's a can of kerosene from this legendary ghostly scene
It will always be there...)

Remember me to all your friends
That pretty crew of innocents
I kissed you once to make you stay
I kissed you twice now go away

Rough, Rough, Rough Ruffian on the stairs
(Fuck with me, don't fuck with me)


08. Titan

As a rock or a cloud or the hill
Here you be as you are
Sitting still

As a whisper you might not be heard
As a light in a lamp
One that burns bright and slow
You are known

Like a Titan who comes for his own
To an orphan whose keeper has come
As plain as an honest remark
Where a wave washes over a portion of sand
And is known
All is new

You are the one looked me over
You are the one said "come on"
Kept as the banks hold the water
You are the one makes me strong
Fresh as the face of the flowers
You are the rails I run on
Safe in the hands of no other
And as a wave washes over a fortress of sand
All is new
All is known
All is you

You are the one looked me over
You are the one said "come on"
Kept as the banks hold the water
And as a wave washes over a fortress of sand
All is new
All is known
All is you

As a rock or the clouds or a hill
Here you be
That you are with me still