Tracks

01. Ode To The Sun
02. Bug Eyes
03. Catch Without Arms
04. Not That Simple
05. Zebraskin
06. The Tanbark Is Hot Lava
07. Sang Real
08. Planting Seeds
09. Spitshine
10. Jamais Vu
11. Hung Over On A Tuesday
12. Matroshka (The Ornament)
13. Uplifting News



01. Ode To The Sun

Music by dredg, Chris DeGarmo
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
It's gone from light to gray
But I'll move those clouds away
Letting the sun shine through
In this ode to you

Let the demons have their place
If so it's angels you'll create
And disguised within the dark
Light will wait

My heart
I owe you my soul

Will you please accept
Please accept this offer
This is all for you
Transcend

We flip towards the sun
Wheels skidding on the run
A flowing sea of red
The whole city grows

My heart
I owe you my soul

Will you please accept
Please accept this offer
This is all for you
Transcend

Fiasco

Rubberneck
Passing motorists
A mangled tuna-can-car rests
Repair this tattered skin
Hold it in your hand
You've already glistened through the window
You've already set us all
Free

Free

Please accept
Please accept this offer
This is all for you
Transcend

Will you please accept
Please accept this offer
This is all for you
Transcend

Fiasco


02. Bug Eyes

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
Bring back those good ol' days
Nothing feels right, nothing ever goes my way
I threw my future away
Now I walk alone out here in the cold
Wandering astray
Where's my future

I'm gonna need a home
You'd expect the same
Now wouldn't you
Wouldn't you

Your journey back to birth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the earth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you

Only those who accept
Will find that acceptance in return
We've been trimmed down like hedges
Told just to sit and wilt
And spit at each other from a distance
With constant resistance from you

I'm gonna need a home
You'd expect the same
Now wouldn't you
Wouldn't you

Your journey back to birth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the earth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you

It's been ten years strong
That's much too long
It's time to do something good for my health
Time to do something good for myself

I've wasted all this time

Your journey back to birth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you
Your departure from the earth
Is haunting you
It's haunting you


03. Catch Without Arms

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I'm not your star
I'm not that beam of light
Here to save your life
To make your wallet fat
While mine's on a diet
It's not my greatest care
When simple needs are scarce
It's never ending
It really seems unfair
But lately I don't care
I don't care that much
I've given up trying

So sing about love
Sing about lust
So they will care
It's the same difference

That's what happens
When you play catch without arms
That's what sets, sets, sets us apart
Well that's what happens
When you compromise your art
That's what set, set, set us apart

We've got this far
I don't know if you care
But I think that you should swear
Or something of the sort
To show me that you're trying

So sing about love
Sing about lust
So they will care
It's the same difference

That's what happens
When you play catch without arms
That's what sets, sets, sets us apart
Well that's what happens
When you compromise your art
That's what set, set, set us apart

Set the faith so they will find it
If there's a hope they can't deny it
Sing about lust so they can feel it
Sing about love so they can sing it
Sing it

Well that's what happens
When you play catch without arms
That's what sets, sets, sets us apart
Well that's what happens
When you compromise your art
That's what set, set, set us apart

I'm not your star
I'm not that beam of light
Here to save your life
Oh no


04. Not That Simple

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
Remove my hands and feet
Watch me crawl on my stubs
Throw me to the street
Watch me fall on down head first

It's not that simple
I've needed this from the start
To guide my way
You'll be okay
It's made life simple
I've needed this from the start to wake up

If all else fails
If all turns to dust
Set sail on a ship built from trust
If all else fails
And all starts to rust
Set sail on a ship built for us

It's time to retreat
I sawed it down to the bone
The canyons are too deep yeah
Decided to run like a child
Decided to run to rescue
It took too long to wake up

If all else fails
If all turns to dust
Set sail on a ship built from trust
If all else fails
And all starts to rust
Set sail on a ship built for us

It's not that simple
I've needed this from the start
To guide my way
You'll be okay
It's made life simple
I've needed this from the start to wake up

If all else fails
If all turns to dust
Set sail on a ship built from trust
If all else fails
And all starts to rust
Set sail on a ship built for us

For us


05. Zebraskin

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I wonder
Why I'm running around again
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend
Yeah I wonder
Like sprinting on a frozen pond
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend

A couple of drinks mid-day, mid-day, mid-day
Haven't felt this way, this way since yesterday
A couple of drinks I sway, I sway, I sway
I haven't felt this way since yesterday

I wonder
Why I'm running around again
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend
Yeah I wonder
Like sprinting on a frozen pond
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend

A couple of drinks

A couple of drinks mid-day, mid-day, mid-day
Haven't felt this way, this way since yesterday
Beginning to sink and fade and fade and fade
There's nothing that I would trade to feel this way

I wonder
Why I'm running around again
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend
Yeah I wonder
Like sprinting on a frozen pond
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend

A couple of drinks

I wonder
Why I'm running around again
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend
Yeah I wonder
Like sprinting on a frozen pond
I took my chances
I may have lost my best friend

I wonder
Running around again
I wonder
May have lost my best friend
I wonder
Running around again
I wonder
May have found my best friend


06. The Tanbark Is Hot Lava

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
The old returns
While the new can bore
Cause you're the one who fell
Into a self created hell
We've worn it out

It took time to realize
It's a chore to recognize
What your world could take
It's overgrown

Take it all away now
Real soon we'll take this
All the way down

The old returns
While the new can bore
Cause you're the one who fell
Into a self created hell
There is no way out
When you build a stubborn shell
That shields from any help
We've worn it out

You tried to maximize
But it came as no surprise
You hurled a stake
To your own dome

Take it all away now
Real soon we'll take this
All the way down

Please
Don't
Go
Stay

The old returns
While the new can bore
Cause you're the one who fell
Into a self created hell
There is no way out
When you build a stubborn shell
That shields from any help

The old returns
While the new can bore
Cause you're the one who fell
Into a self created hell

Take it all away now
There is no way out
There is no way out
When you build a stubborn shell
That shields from any help
We've worn it out

We've worn it out


07. Sang Real

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I'm the addict on the corner
I'm the lawyer in the tower
I'm the body with the coroner
Not the leader with all the power
You're the pillow, the cool side
The sand during high tide
The cocktail, poolside
The water when clouds collide

From the inside out we were formed
And from the inside out we will fall
Soon this all will come to an end

I'm a local but a foreigner
Still the addict yet I'm sober
Still the body with the coroner
Many friends yet still a loner
You're the pillow, the cool side
The sand during high tide
The cocktail, poolside
The water when clouds collide

From the inside out we were formed
And from the inside out we will fall
Soon this all will come to an end
Soon this all will come to an end


08. Planting Seeds

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
She's to blame, I'll erase routine
With a spark to ignite the flame
And in this struggle of guilt to tame
It's freedom I'll obtain
She tied me up, removed my crown
Bittered all good taste
I'm sorry for everything I've done
I can't deny instinct

Look what I have found
A seashell in a sea of shells
I'm good at planting my own seeds
To sprout an endless hell
It's dark like Poe

Forgiveness came, we embrace the key
Found water to douse the flame
We ended our difference of soul and brain
Forever we are changed
I've just set out on a brand new race
Can we keep the pace
I can't believe what we've become
I'll leave without a trace

Look what I have found
A seashell in a sea of shells
I'm good at planting my own seeds
To sprout endless hell
It's dark like Poe

Leave without a trace
I'll leave without a trace


09. Spitshine

Music by dredg, Chris DeGarmo
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I harmonize with a million screaming laughs
That haunted those before us
Preaching symphonies while the chorus yelled: "Unity"
It's based on facts
It's based on facts

You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then packaged it away
You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then left it to decay

Will you watch your step
The boring story's left
"You're feeling lost in here", she said
"Come in here, the pain won't last"

You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then packaged it away
You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then left it to decay

Take this weight off my shoulders
And move it to my brain

You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then packaged it away
You spit-shined my corroded halo
Then left it to decay


10. Jamais Vu

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I looked to the sky
Saw my body die
Got to reappear up there
It's where I want to be
In the university
I've found, I've found
My own college
I've found, I've found
A way to resolve this

I'm not inside you
You're all around me
Is this what you needed to hear to comfort you
I will wait all this time above you

Is this what you wanted
Is this what you needed to hear
Take all that I've known
Is this what you wanted
Is this what you need me to fear
Take all that I've found

I'm not inside you
You're all around me
Is this what you needed to hear to comfort you
I'll wait all this time above you

I looked to the ground
Was pleased with what I'd found
Got to reappear up here
It's where I'll always be
In the university
I've found, I've found
All my problems
I'm gone, I'm gone
I finally solved this

I'm not inside you
You're all around me
Is this what you needed to have to comfort you
I'll wait all this time above you


11. Hung Over On A Tuesday

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
So long to the hurt and stormy weather
It's time for a cleansing
Nice try, but you can't avoid this forever
You know it makes you feel good

Feeding on your soul
You'll search for a cure
You'll want to be sure
You don't lose control
You'll want to be sure
That this is really you

So long since I can even remember
It's time for renewal
You know that you won't have fun after
You know it makes you feel good

Feeding on your soul
You'll search for a cure
You'll want to be sure
You don't lose control
You'll want to be sure
That this is really you

Fell towards the fire
But shielded myself from sin
Things are looking brighter
This is the way I want to live

So long to the hurt and stormy weather
It's time for a cleansing
Nice try, but you can't control me forever

Feeding on your soul
You'll search for a cure
You'll want to be sure
You don't lose control
I'll always be sure
You'll want to be sure
So long to the end
You'll always be there
But you are gone to me


12. Matroshka (The Ornament)

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I was looking down at you smiling up at me
For once I held you tight, but shadowed arms grabbed at me
Your head was in the clouds, now those clouds are in your head
It's when you needed me, so I listened to what you said

Look another year went by
They keep passing by
God damn I didn't even die
Too old and slow I've grown
Well I fought time, but lost

It was love like a callus you're scarred enough to be
Tough and immune, my body adapts you see
To all above my head and all below my feet
Know that's one freedom you'll never take from me

Look another year went by
They keep passing by
God damn I didn't even die
Too old and slow I've grown
Well I fought time, but lost

To criticize and judge
How did I end up here
With these standards I'm forced to love
Make me disappear

Hold tight

To criticize and judge
How did I end up here
With these standards I'm forced to love
Make me disappear

Hold tight
Look another year went by
Hold tight


13. Uplifting News

Music by dredg
Lyrics by Gavin Hayes
I watch the hawk land
A sign of good fortune
I watched it reaching out for my hand it said
You shouldn't revert back to the way you used to be
You know it will only help you in the end
It's not an issue don't let it in
Settle down
Settle down

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch your fame decay

You're not alone
I've straightened out crooked lines
I did it on my own
Got it done, I served my time
It's gonna take more you know
Settle down
Lay it down lay

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch your fame decay

It's gone away
Gone
It's gone away

All worries
No pleasure
It will open the ultimate treasure
This is how our status is measured
This isn't pleasure

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch your fame decay