Tracks

01. Feed Part I: Stone By stone
02. Part II: The Awakening
03. The Messenger
04. In A Garden Made Of Stones
05. Some Things You Can´t Return
06. Angels In Vertigo
07. Regret
08. Crows On The Wire
09. I'm Not Waving
10. Flies
11. Black Smoke And Mirrors
12. Time



01. Feed Part I: Stone By stone

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
A skeleton made of houses
Something out of the nothingness
Will be born
Asleep for a thousand years
Taking form
Stone by stone
Stone by stone

Something is starting to breathe
Something is coming alive
What which should never be
Spawned by the demon seed
Don't let the fetus survive

Spine that is twisted
Winded and withering
A mouth full of war
Contorted and gibbering
Fist full of promises
Cracking and splintering

Her Claws will be made of missiles
Machine guns and aeroplanes
Blood stains and honest faces
Stone by stone

Veins will be made of highways
Telephone wires
Entangle the mire below
Stone by stone

Something is starting to feed
Something beginning to thrive
Don't set the demon free
Don't let it ever be
Don't let it eat us alive

Bullets and war faces
Twisting and tattering
Towers are shaking
Unmaking and shattering
Gears of the gold machine
Quaking and clattering

Feeding on hate
Feeding on innocence
Feeding on weakness
Feeding on violence
Feeding on hope
Feeding on need
Feeding on charity
Feeding on greed
Feeding on lies
Feeding on tears
Feeding on bad intent
Feeding on fear
Feeding on you
Feeding on me
Feeding on everyone
Feeding on everything

The grand tribulation
Elation of misery
The devils gestation
We tend through the centuries
A surrogate sanctum
In spiraling entropy


02. Part II: The Awakening

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
The lawyer and the banker
And soldiers one by one
Calculate exchanges
And loading up their guns

The politicians bleating
In endless serenade
Conduct their plans
And wash their hands
Of all this mess they've made

I hope you don't believe them
When you hear them say
That everything your seeking
Hides so many worlds away

This is the hand that we have played
This is the track that we have laid
This is of what we are afraid
It a mistake what we have made


03. The Messenger

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
We're leaving tomorrow
We'll travel on through the morning light
Leaving in sorrow
Carrying something that must get through

So many waiting
To hear the news that I have for you
Won't be relating
Though it is something that you once knew

If I tell you I'm not afraid
I'd be lying to you
Peace from inside
That I'm trying to get to
The warmth of an infinite sun
Will be lighting my way
Let in the light
And the dark leaves you

I'm gonna let it be known
I'm gonna let it be shown
I'm gonna set it free
Come tomorrow
I'll be on my way

We're Grieving tomorrow
Leaving our home for the circus life
It has to mean something
Could never mean more than its sacrifice

So many wondering
Why we have come from so far away
Only to bring you something
Something already inside of you

The heart is the temple of feeling
The mind is the cage of the soul
The people are blind
That you follow behind
Leading you over the edge
And into the hole

Singing tomorrow
The unholy verse of this threnody
Ringing in sorrow
Bells of the new fallen sacrilege

We're bringing tomorrow
News of the world from a second sight
The pounding of hooves and black wings
Burden the beast of our own device


04. In A Garden Made Of Stones

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
I'd like to tell you something
If you would take my hand
Close your eyes
And you will understand
Searching for the answer
I'd like to know
When I climb so high
How come I feel so low

In a garden made of stones
In a garden overgrown
We are lost inside a maze
And it don't lead nowhere

We walked away from Eden
Put Heaven in the sky
Put angels on the houses
That the devil lives inside

I Stood up on the mountain shouting
But you didn't hear
Climbed down again
To whisper in your ear
Don't matter what you say
Don't matter what you mean
No one listening
No matter how you scream

In a garden made of stones
All together all alone
We are lost inside a maze
And it don't lead nowhere

Every step I'm taking
Shadowed close behind
By all that I've forsaken
And all that I will never find
A time for every season
Time for every season
There's a time to walk away
There's a time to turn around and fight

Without a sound
A streaming flash of light
Tears the garden down
Try to put things right
Should we never learn
This maze would have no end
When we pick up the pieces
And build it back again

In a garden made of stones
In the garden we have grown
We are lost inside a maze
And it don't lead nowhere

Go on and sleep tonight
Go on and sleep tonight

We walked away from Eden
Put Heaven in the sky
Put angels on the houses
That the devil lives inside


05. Some Things You Can´t Return

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
Often Guests forget their things
Leave their hats, their coats and rings
Other people leave their stains
Leave their shadows leave their pains

Some people leave their bones
Some things you can't return

The shadows people leave behind
Eventually you're bound to find
Something you may never see
Still it haunts your memory

Some people bring their stones
Never take them home
Things you can't return
Some people leave their bones
Some things you can't return

Houses have a memory
Houses have a memory
The more you carry in
The more you leave behind
The more you carry in
The more you leave behind

And what you leave behind
Some things you can't return


06. Angels In Vertigo

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
Dressed in white In painted smile
Summer breeze
Blow

You feel
You taste
The stars the Sun and space
So blind not to find
The sublime
Color of my world

In bitter green
She comes to me
From dark serene
Below

This pill
You taste
It scars upon your face
So many times we left behind
The sublime
Color of my world

My world

Turning in the void
Like a big bright nothing
Tumble like a stone
Follow anywhere the wind blows

Pail lights and
Short sighted
Black ties and
Bleeding lips and
Street signs and
L. A. Times and
One track minds
A sight into my world
My world
Circling the Sun
Like a great white vulture
Angels in vertigo
Falling through the indigo sky

Can you see that the world is faded
Can you see that the whole thing's coming down
Does it taste like the clouds are seeded
Did you hear that the bombers are Heaven bound

In red so frail
Glow

Your tears erase
That smile upon your face
Hide
Can't elide
The mortified
Color of my world

My world

Crumbling away
Like a cheap toy
Laying in the street
Getting kicked around
Breaking down
Breaking down

It's breaking down
Breaking down

Black lists
And white lies and
Purple mountains
Silver skies
Hard times
Failing grips
War crimes and
Fleeting trips
Blue yellow red
10001
Blue yellow red
10001

War crimes
And fleeting trips

In sharp graphic
Replication


07. Regret

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
So many days
Through endless nights
Reciting verse of Revelation
By firelight

He loaded up his gun
And smiled to everyone
They won't be taking us alive

Trust in me

The people gazed
Into the sky
The mother ship that's headed for Heaven
Soon passing by

They'll fly us to the Sun
He smiled to everyone
They won't be taking us alive

Trust in me

Nothing's gonna come
Deliver everyone
If you waited a lifetime

Waiting for the day
To wash it all away
You'll be waiting your whole lifetime


08. Crows On The Wire

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
Black angels spread their wings
And they swallow the sky
Carry my ghost to a hiding place
From cellophane smiles
And halos of barbwire

Fly me far from everything
From everyone and
Fly me away from myself

Tears of the crying Sun
Like despair on the wing
Swirl through the gray
like a cauldron achurn
For the Winter sky
Cry for the crows on the wire
For they fly no more

Take me far from everything
Everyone and
Take me away from myself

Far from you
Take me away from myself
Away from you

Silent like the January mist of morn
Skies adorned
Dressed in shadows dancing with the failing wind

But it's too late now
Too late now
Way too late
Too late
To make up for everything
Way too late
Too late
For taking back anything
Way too late
Too late
To cry for you
Way too late
Too late
To cry for myself

Black as the deepest night
As you fly on your way
Fly to my dreams
As you glide on the wings of my memory
Don't know where you're going
But please take me anyway

Take me far from everyone
And bid them all farewell
Take me far away from here
If you could only
Take me away from myself

Far from you
Take me away from myself
Away from you


09. I'm Not Waving

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
I'm not waving to you
I'm drowning
And I hope for you to see
I'm not waving to you
I'm drowning
So why you waving back at me

I'm so tired of fighting the waves
I feel like going down
So desperately trying to be saved
Lend that hand your waving
Pull me aground

As I'm calling out to you
I wonder
Why my cry ain't getting through
Then a thought came to me
As I'm going under
Maybe you were drowning too

I'm caught in a tide of dismay
That I cannot defy
There's something you're trying to say
Now I know you're waving
Waving goodbye

So many waves
So many waves
So many hands are waving
So many hands are pulling me down

Below
My tears
Raining so long
Keep on crying
Keep on crying

Keep on rising
Keep on rising


10. Flies

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
Some people say
That the way
An ever winding journey through the blear
So far from here
Yet so near
Obscure
Yet so clear

A light went on in my head

Sometimes I think
Many things
Are far from the way they ought to be
Sometimes I gaze
Numb and dazed
Amazed by what I see
Sometimes it seems
A laughing God has played his joke on me

A light went on in my head

Spiders in the souls of men
Spiders in the souls of men
Mice in the hole
And lions in the field
Jackals in control
And dogs are on the heels
Vipers in the sand
Vipers in the sand
Waiting for you
Biting at you
Preying on you
Coiled around you
Poisoning you
Constricting you
Jaws unhinge to
Swallow you alive
Flies
Flies
Flies
Flies


11. Black Smoke And Mirrors

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
Another day tonight will bring
Like morning sky through ravens wings
With black smoke and mirrors
The corner of your smile has drawn me to your gaze

A miles away smile

The crows are passing overhead
A whisper from an angel said
That from the teeth that hide beneath the smile
That kissed upon my throat
Have bled me all the while

A miles away smile

The worlds only promise is change
My hope is that something remains
Something forever
Something that never
Comes 'round and goes 'round again
Something my heart really understands
Something within

A whisper to a wishing well
A secret from tomorrow fell
Told me there's a time for everything
I tried to stop the rain
I prayed for you to bring


12. Time

Music & lyrics by Devon Graves
..I am here. I am waiting. Now I Fear. What I'm Waiting for. I can see. Far as Heaven.
Still I seem. Blind to what's been going on. I've been waiting for too long.
Time can feel, unforgiving. I can see. Only yesterday. Why can't we,look to the future?
Where we'll be. Will tomorrow ever come?
I've been waiting for too long. I've been waiting for too long.
Now my life like a cigarette burning down the side.
While the days one by one all passing by. And the time is slowly winding down.
I am here. I've been waiting for too long. Time never sleeps. Ever drifting. I can't keep.
It's safe and locked away. Just like sand through my fingers. It slips on by.
Forever rolling on. I've been waiting for too long. I've been waiting for too long.