Tracks

01. Natural Enemies
02. Swatting At Flies
03. Message
04. Cradle Me Now
05. Wading Through The Darkness
06. Double Zero
07. Never To Reveal
08. Forget About Heaven
09. Secret Square
10. Hyperdermic Midnight Snack
11. Are You Willing
12. (Ain't Nothing Gonna) Save This world



01. Natural Enemies

Damned right out of paradise
It's all right between the eyes
We are all the same at birth
And at the end of a knife
To the grave had it made
Ignorant but mighty brave
No matter how tight the choke
They'll misbehave

Natural enemies
The trouble with you is the trouble with me
Natural enemies
You'll never hear heaven and nature sing

See no evil or the good
The whole world one neighborhood
A backwards in reverse
Modern day Robin hood
Everyday lived in suspense
Introductions so intense
Making deals without ever making sense

Natural enemies
The trouble with you is the trouble with me
Natural enemies
You'll never hear heaven and nature sing

For what you know you had to spy
Help to commit suicide
The prize head hanging on the wall
And glorified
The only way to win the game
Is to leave it all the same
Your introduction into
History's hall of shame

Natural Enemies
The trouble with you is the trouble with me
Natural enemies
You'll never hear heaven and nature sing


02. Swatting At Flies

The only thing I ever made in my life was a fist
The only thing that ever proved that I exist
Broken glass looks best when the sun's goin down
Take it from me, I'm broken too
And there's lots of us around

Like swatting at flies till they cover the floor
Like pulling teeth, tie the string, and slam the door
Like the time I fell in love into someone else
Like the time I complained about the cards I've been dealt
Like they say when it rains you know it always pours
Like hearing no again and slamming of doors

I've been alone, I've been together, I'd been lost
Making my decisions, with the coins that I toss
The slower they walk, you know the harder it gets
Shoulda, woulda, coulda, sketches all our regrets

Like swatting at flies till they cover the floor
Like pulling teeth, tie the string, and slam the door
Like the time I fell in love into someone else
Like the time I complained about the cards I've been dealt
Like they say when it rains you know it always pours
Like hearing no again and slamming of doors

Enjoying myself has just been an afterthought
I never doubted the teachers, just the lessons they taught
If I couldn't fill my stomach, I'd fill my head
But I never could fill the word that I said

Like swatting at flies till they cover the floor
Like pulling teeth, tie the string, and slam the door
Like the time I fell in love into someone else
Like the time I complained about the cards I've been dealt
Like they say when it rains you know it always pours
Like hearing no again and slamming of doors
Slamming of doors doors doors


03. Message

Wolves devour
The full moon heart
Screams bloodless howls
And starves for the dawn
As teeth and Jaw
Sink in like needles
There's no love lost
For a helpless pawn

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
The message
In the battle of the colors
Eyes for eyes, brothers for brothers

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
Buying low and selling high
Business booms when cold lead flies
The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal

Old men backing out of heart attacks
Send the young ones back to do a man's job
To the fire and water
The best man's daughter weds the wings of the dragonfly

Taking care of business
Selling rock candy and suicide
Buying low and selling high
Business booms when cold lead flies
The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal

The message
Delivered every day
The message
Tribal, primal, criminal


04. Cradle Me Now

Passage through time
Leave this place time to erase
My link to myself
Leads me astray
The whole world in my way
Out of my body, out of my mind
Out of luck and out of time

Sift through the remains
Enter this cage-disengage
Once it was easy
My best foot forward
As I trip through the same daily non-existing life I call hell

Bloodless, pale
Another empty shell
Captured mind details
As I loath myself
Can't you see, can't you tell
Safely assumed, I'm not well
Cradle me now, teach me how
Teach me how, cradle me now

Make life not your victim
Resume your identity but don't overload
Seek the riches
Hungry for change, I've got to explore
Hidden recesses, lost in my mind
Trapped forever doing time

Bloodless, pale
Another empty shell
Captured mind details
As I loath myself
Can't you see, can't you tell
Safely assumed, I'm not well
Cradle me now, teach me how
Teach me how, cradle me now

Bloodless, pale
Another empty shell
Captured mind details
As I loath myself
Can't you see, can't you tell
Safely assumed, I'm not well
Cradle me now, teach me how
Teach me how, cradle me now

Bloodless, pale
Another empty shell
Captured mind details
As I loath myself
Can't you see, can't you tell
Safely assumed, I'm not well
Cradle me now, teach me how
Teach me how, cradle me now


05. Wading Through The Darkness

Put a gun to my head
The storm's too deep outlook dead
Handing down that anger
Nothing good ever lasts
Moody violence
Now a fool in my eyes
What's the answer, I'll search till I die
Try a little harder I hear myself say
Make it last before it's taken away

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darkness

Forced to forget this anguish
I'm half of what I used to be
Erase my memory
Now gone forever goodbye
But I know my memories won't die

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darkness

Dead inside with a heart that bleeds
Relax my tension needs
Tightness suffocates
Too dense to focus
I'll see it through the day
No longer churning inside
Rotted memories inhabit my mind
My rage destroys the calm
Destroys the calm

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darknessPut a gun to my head
The storm's too deep outlook dead
Handing down that anger
Nothing good ever lasts
Moody violence
Now a fool in my eyes
What's the answer, I'll search till I die
Try a little harder I hear myself say
Make it last before it's taken away

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darkness

Forced to forget this anguish
I'm half of what I used to be
Erase my memory
Now gone forever goodbye
But I know my memories won't die

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darkness

Dead inside with a heart that bleeds
Relax my tension needs
Tightness suffocates
Too dense to focus
I'll see it through the day
No longer churning inside
Rotted memories inhabit my mind
My rage destroys the calm
Destroys the calm

Wading through the darkness
My head held in my hands
Wading through the darkness


06. Double Zero

Here comes the message from the antennae

Who knows how transmissions came
I've got the license a bag of passports
Even I don't know who I am
Howling bullets fly by so often
I can hear them buzz
I've lived in deserts, I've warred on cities
I don't even know where I was

Remember Israel and Korea
Kuwait's the best time I ever had
Had an accomplice who knew of nothing
I killed the best friend I had
Can't be too careful, can't use computers
They're gonna catch my disease
I work alone don't trust my own mother
Scratched out like ticks and fleas

Dial double zero
Call me whenever you have got a war
Home's where the guns are
My bed's the ammo and no one comes to my door
Dial double zero
Wherever you start a war

More of me going than I've got coming
They'll squeeze my blood through the skin
I shouldn't have wasted my education
The fucking trouble I'm in
I've got your had on, I've got your suitcase
I'm you when you're gone
Out here thinking like
I'm never me too long

Dial double zero
Call me whenever you have got a war
Home's where the guns are
My bed's the ammo and no one comes to my door
Dial double zero
Wherever you start a war


07. Never To Reveal

Turning to the right, feel it getting tight
Demand of the heart, my hands rip apart
I'm so afraid, my welcome overstayed
Never find a way to make all this O.K.
Sleepless nights, I am forever awake

Just one taste--won't let it go to waste
The way I feel--Never to reveal
Just one taste-of my own space

Fucking sick of this, hope my tongue don't slip
Familiar trips, loosen up its grip
Instinct never worked anyway, what I've seen I just can't say
My sight's been taken, my eyes betray

Just one taste--won't let it go to waste
The way I feel--Never to reveal
Just one taste-of my own space

My hands at my back, pushing violent acts
The truth an artifact
The rabbit in the hat
Kicking out this make believe
Dedicate a new belief
The risk runs high, but I've gotta try
Hold it all inside, until the day I die


08. Forget About Heaven

When the sun's gone
Then they cry, laughing as they die
They can't look into your eyes
Moonlight makes it all so clear
Peirces the skin without tears
The writing on the wall's been smeared

Tragedy, comedy
Bite the hand that set 'em free
Same old song with a different beat
Comedy, tragedy

Forget about heaven
And the book of fear
Forget about heaven
We're staying here

Getting so high but staying so low
Stumbling, look out below
Halfway's too far to go

Forget about heaven
And the book of fear
Forget about heaven
We're staying here

Beliefs, disaster
Domination by persuasion
Nightmare is after
Your ruined faith beckons grace

Hold their heads down
When kneeling to pray
Heaven lies the other way
Cheated angels turned away
Forget about heaven
And the book of fear
Forget about heaven
We're staying here

Forget about heaven
Forget about heaven
Forget about heaven


09. Secret Square

Slip into the realms of the eight hour grip
She notioned to tangle she mentioned a trip
A place far, far away, like the sky on a cloudy day
Slipping through that secret maze
It creeps with time
She'll be mine
To fantasize
Through her eyes

LAUGH thru my tears, let go all the fears
That consume you in her universe
LAUGHTER splits my mind, nothing in the way
Run with your knotted situation

Through the door an endless playground
Intensity the hum in your head

LAUGH thru my tears, let go all the fears
That consume you in her universe
LAUGHTER splits my mind, nothing in the way
Go with your knotted situation

Through the door an endless playground
Intensity hums in your head

Sands go ticking by, It's almost over
Your sunken thought, time to dry the spill in your brain
Absorbed in conscience
Released thru sweat
As the last taste of her
As the last trace of her
Spins away

LAUGH thru my tears, let go all the fears
That consume you in her universe
LAUGHTER splits my mind, nothing in the way
Tense with your knotted situation

LAUGH thru my tears, let go all the fears
That consume you in her universe
LAUGHTER splits my mind, nothing in the way
Stress with your knotted situation


10. Hyperdermic Midnight Snack

Energy, reality, combined with creativity
Engulfed in popularity with everyone he knows
Dripping in humanity, exactly what a friend should be
At least that's how it used to be before he hit the stone

Shooting up shooting down

Stealing hurting just to pay for what he needs to live his day
Injecting all his cares away and nodding off the time
Banging up what used to be a life of high prosperity
Complete enraged insanity for a nauseating high

Shooting up shooting down
Shooting up shooting down
(The claw hangs just above your head
Hypodermics gathered make your bed)

Spending all of present time begging outside in the grime
Colour turning slightly lime from hypodermic midnight snack
Dignity is tossed aside as he finds a place to hide
Detox without losing pride, he simply can't do that

Shooting up shooting down
Shooting up shooting down
The claw hangs just above your head
Hypodermics gathered make your bed)

Shooting up shooting down
Shooting up shooting down


11. Are You Willing

If you had a cure for the epidemic of today
Would you hold it ransom or give it all away
Will you be willing to do what's right when proven wrong
Will you be swept away or will you come along

Are you willing

The trend is now searching for the mighty midas touch
Walking on a broken leg and you can't find a crutch
If you find the missing piece the answers of a lasting peace
You have found nothing's ever changed

Are you willing
Are you willing

Yell out to the world echo never comes
I look into myself to see how colour runs
If you knew what I know do you think we all should share
Everybody's got a cross to bear
Ask and ask the same old riddle
My finger's in my ears touch in the middle
The trick's been played, life's slight of hand
Answers come so slowly, no matter the demand

Are you willing - to let logic go
Are you willing - to forget what you don't know

Go ahead and fantasize a calm in your own mind
You've got to let go to get a piece that really binds
Scratch the itch scratching at the heart
Use the soul's glue to keep from coming all apart
Out of your head when emotions start to think
Let feelings flow hard bring yourself to the brink
Filled your bags with what we don't talk about
The questions the answers drown yourself in doubt

Are you willing - to let logic go
Are you willing - to forget what you don't know
Are you willing - to let logic go
Are you willing to forget what you don't know


12. (Ain't Nothing Gonna) Save This world

Is this real or just a test
Attitude learned from the best
Showed the cross but never blessed
Been sleeping long without rest