Tracks

01. The Incident
02. Flicker
03. Bonnie The Cat
04. Black Dahlia
05. Remember Me Lover



01. The Incident

Music & lyrics by Steven Wilson
I. Occam's Razor

II. The Blind House

If you want to stay
Always here
All these years
A last frontier

It's no concern of theirs
The world aside
Corrupts my child
So trust these eyes

Faith is in your soul
Within these walls
Hormones stall
Dogs will crawl

The vices and the doubts
We resist
All this shit
So kneel submit

Free love
Free love
Feel love to all my sisters

Breathe out
Blind house
You don't need to know their secrets
Believe me

Pray and violate
Abuse your trust
False gods must
Purge their lust

A family that lies
To seal your fate
To take the weight
Of their self-hate

Breathe Out
Blind House
Free Love
Feel Loved

III. Great Expectations

A summer day
In garlands I feel secure
A useless faith
That I will get you, somehow
I wonder where you are now

Hey there's you
With placid eyes
Oblivious of what's to come
They locked you up
So I forgot you, forgot you name, so strange
I wonder if you got out

IV. Kneel And Disconnect

Kneel and disconnect and waste another year
Fill the application, start a new career

V. Drawing The Line

Camphor crossed with lace it is the witching hour
Cinematic but crude
Teasing all my feelings out you move away
It seems so natural to you
Still the siren climbing up her victory tower
Like there's something left to prove
I trap the beads of sweat that run between my eyes
And free the fever to move

I'm drawing the line
I draw the line
And I have my pride
I'm taking control
And I save my soul
I'm shutting you out
And I have no doubt

Dreamt the sound of scissors cutting stitches out
Then discarding the used
Recording all my problems onto memory cards
Your compassion unmoved
Onto others what they always do to you
The most twisted of your rules
Distill malaise and photograph the hole it leaves
Running out a copy for you

VI. The Incident

At junction 8 the traffic starts to slow
Artilleries of braking lights and bluish glow
Ascending in a plumage of twisted steel
Shattered glass and confetti dashed upon the wheel

When a car crash gets you off you've lost your grip
When a fuck is not enough you know you've slipped
When a church is full it means you've just been had
When the world has gone to seed you're so detached

Got a feeling that I want you to be there

Driving by on my way to somewhere else
I fill the lungs with a noxious burning smell
There is weed and grey concrete like this for miles
Dead souls in my rear view mirror hitch a ride a while

I want to be loved

VII. Your Unpleasant Family

Your unpleasant family smashed up my car
(perfectly beside you)
Your unpleasant family, how vile they are
(I crawled out of the wreckage on my knees)
It's alright my flower, so what did we learn?
(and there I found regret amongst the trees)
Snaps of a life we had in the garden
We tear up the flowers

VIII. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train

IX. Time Flies

I was born in 67
The year of Seargent Pepper and Are you Experienced?
I was a suburb of heaven
Yeah and it would have been forever
It all seemed to make so much sense

But after a while you realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do is take whatever comes to you
Cos' time flies

She said luck is all you make it
You just reach out and take it
Now let's dance a while
She said nothing ever happens
If you don't make it happen
And if you can't laugh then smile

And laughing under Summer showers
Is still the way I see you now

How does time break down?
With no marker things slow down
A conference of the strange
And your family is deranged

I could tell you what I'm thinking
While we sit here drinking
But I'm not sure where to start
You see there's something wrong here
I'm sorry if I'm not clear
Can you stop smoking your cigar?

And the coat you wore to Alton Towers
Is still the way I see you now

X. Degree Zero Of Liberty

XI. Octane Twisted

We go following sorrow to free your
Blood spilling out of the reeds there
Give me a sign I can breathe air
Blood flowing out of the stream there

(give me something new please, something I can love)

XII. The Séance

Under gas light, the joining of hands
Chanting a name over and over
The table tilts, the circle is broken
Doubting no more
They pay what they owe her

Disembodied a luminous hand
Holding the air, passing the current
A voice is channelled, a rope is uncoiled
Flicker the light
And someone is here

We go following in sorrow to free your
Blood spilling out of the reeds there
Give me a sign I can breathe air
Blood flowing out of the stream there

(give me something new please, something I can love)

XIII. Circle Of Manias

XIV. I Drive The Hearse

When this freedom stains my coat
With the winter in my throat
When I'm lost I dig the dirt
When I fall I drive the hearse

And silence is another way of saying what I wanna say
And lying is another way of hoping it will go away
And you were always my mistake

Given time I fix the roof
Given cash I speak the truth

And silence is another way of saying what I wanna say
And lying is another way of hoping it will go away
And you were always my mistake

When I'm down I drive the hearse

When this boredom wears me out
Then the sky begins to cloud
Sleeping with my ball and chain
When she cries I take the blame

And pride is just another way of trying to live with my mistakes
Denial is a better way of getting through another day
And silence is another way of saying what I wanna say
And lying is another way of hoping it will go away
And you were always my mistake

When I'm down I drive the hearse


02. Flicker

Music by Porcupine Tree
Lyrics by Steven Wilson
Nothing is new here underneath the sun
All of the big new charlatans will sneer at us
Barely a flicker of the light to come
Only the people who always think they know best


03. Bonnie The Cat

Music by Porcupine Tree
Lyrics by Steven Wilson
Can't feel the pain that I expected
I still place keys in the ignition
I know what will be
One thought is stopping me from sleeping
I saw the future and it's breeding
I know what will be

Could be your last resort
Like gold against your soul

There are three things that I would die for
But I am sure you're not one of them
I know what will be

You think you've got it all at wrapped up now
You stumble on so unsuspecting
I know what will be
I hold your birth control to ransom
The cells divide and grow inside you
I know what will be


04. Black Dahlia

Music by Richard Barbieri
Lyrics by Steven Wilson
You have no interest in the past
Where you came from, or where you're going to
There's a cliché in your eye
File the edges down, soon be underground

There's nothing here for you under the sun
There's nothing new to do, it's all be done
So put your faith in another place
Never seem to get away from this
It's all falling into an abyss
So put your foot on the pedal boy

All you know is second hand
The bullet passed through the cage inside you
You stole the only thing you love
So unfaithful, the drop is fatal


05. Remember Me Lover

Music by Porcupine Tree
Lyrics by Steven Wilson
I didn't wanna feel like a slave to your mood swings
And I'm not saying anything I wouldn't say behind your back
And all this shit could have happened to anyone
All that matters now is how you gonna pick it up to throw it back

It's so hard to get along
I always know what you're gonna say
And this too, I hated you
I wish you'd learn to keep your mouth shut

I never meant to start anything that I couldn't finish
But now I've gotta be the one to turn away, it's time to react
I meant every word that I said yeah I really did
But you gotta understand that I was seeping then
So relax

I walked away, now remember me lover
I told you lies, now remember me lover
I took your money, remember me lover
I ruined your life, now remember me lover

I've been through this with you about 100 times
Agreed to disagree and start again with our lives
Then every single morning I wake up and you're still there
But tomorrow you will be alone and that is all you deserve