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released 26 February 2013

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Track Name: Speak in Tongues
This arrest out of from which I fled
Unencumbered now, and unimpressed
Through the thorns I sprung out from the nest
Through the thicket of your naked breasts

I came to come
I ran to run
and I'm out of breath
I named the son
my song is sung
and I'm dead at best

Who by fire now?
And who by jest?
Who by trial now?
And who by death?
Take my name, my face
and eat my flesh
End my days, my shame
and skin my skin

I burned the boat I swam to shore
and I'm out of breath
I slammed the door, I laid the whore
and I'm dead at best

I could have sworn I heard you say,
"I can fly."
I could have sworn I heard you say,
"I can fly."

We speak in tongues
but then, I do digress
When all is lost, we've got our nakedness
We drink in dirty waters and we eat the grass
We live in holy holes
and then we make amends

I'm stitches torn, I'm lovers scorned
and I'm out of breath
I'm meat for worms, I'm leaves that turned
and I'm dead at best
I made the call of the ancient law
and I'm out of breath
Oh, the wage of sin is emptiness
and I'm dead at best

I could have sworn I heard you say,
"I can fly."
I could have sworn I heard you say,
"I can fly."
Track Name: Weight in Gold Pt. 1
I said these words to hurt
and I left you there for dead
Now the hand I hold is broken
and there's scorn upon my skin

Always been so insecure
Never know just what I said
Even less sure if I meant-
if I even give a shit

Oh, you've got a lesson to learn
You've got a whole lot of nerve
You get what you deserve

Oh, I learned less than you know
Made a mess of it all
Ought to cut off your tongue

And in my final hour-
won't you stay with me?
Despite my indignity?
Despite my wounded knee?

In my final hour,
say a prayer for me,
for some sort of impunity,
for all my blasphemy

Oh, you've got a lesson to learn
You've got a whole lot of nerve
You get what you deserve

Oh, I learned less than you know
Made a mess of it all
Ought to cut off your tongue

I traded a weight in gold-
I traded a weight in gold away
I settled to waste it all
I said that it tasted all the same
Track Name: Shadow Days
This hit, this bliss, this second sip
I've made mistakes, the fire's out
I'm coming down, I've caused a frown
I've trekked the track, no coming back now

In the morning when she comes around
She says, "Save me from my own.
I've got a little bit of the fire left.
Made to keep me warm
On all the Shadow Days"

This slip I've slipped
My wick is lit
You see the bridge?
I've burned it down
All thieves and clowns gather around
You need to sleep
I put you down to rest

In the morning.....
Track Name: Blowhard
Stay away from me
Stay away from me
with all your problems
with all your problems
with all your life

Don't you talk to me
Don't you talk to me
with all your lies
with all your lies
but, you know that we all told them

You say you've always needed me
You say you've always needed me
Well, that's your problem

You say you always think of me
You say you always think of me
Well, that's your lie
That's your lie
You did it to yourself

I'm not the man you need
I'm not the man you need
I'm not a man
What is a man, but a series of choices?

I guess I let you down
I guess I let you down
Well, guess what?
I let myself down,
if that's any consolation
The ship was always sinking

You say you're always falling down
You say you're always falling down
That's not my problem

You say you think that you need to leave
You say you think that you need to leave
Well, that's your consolation

If there's nobody home, nobody home
Who's gonna answer the call?
If you're always alone, always alone
Well then I think you better address your propensity for isolation

Because you did it to yourself
Track Name: In the Van
Let it ride, let it ride
I wanna be like this tonight
That aint right, that aint right
I wanna fly like that tonight

Momma's gonna fly us away
over pastures of green

What's hollow and true
I'm following through
The choices I've come to make
I've stalled my dues
I've called upon you
Night after Night

We are moving along
We are where we belong

You might say east
I say west
but I know I'll do my best
Track Name: Weight in Gold Pt. 2
I shot that man you know
I shot that man you know
It's about that time you know
We're gonna call things for what they are

It's all about who you know
Give me a penny for my time
You can have my soul
Don't give a damn about what you said
Give me a dollar for my troubles
You can have my neck
I think I met him once back then
To tell the truth I wasn't really all that impressed
I took a chance to extend my hand
All my rings were on his fingers when he gave it back

It's all about the spectacle
You tell the truth and you can bet man that some heads will roll

I sold my soul for gold
I sold my soul for gold
I sold my soul for gold

Tell me is that what you wanted to be?

Well don't you come around here
and talk about the children,
while you bury us all.

Well you can squeeze until it bleeds
I'm not taking what I want
I'm taking what I need
And what I need is a miracle
I need a splint so I can mend my broken bones
Hunger become my enemy
and all my words only serve to make a fool of me
They're hungry but they belly full
They're hungry but they bellys full

It's all about the smoke and mirrors
You dig your head into the dirt until it disappears

I sold my soul for gold
I sold my soul for gold
I sold my soul for gold

Tell me is that what you wanted to be?
Tell me is that what you wanted from me?

Oh lift me up from being estranged
Wipe this mark from my name
Time is up I feel the same
No use in having to have someone to blame
Track Name: Killing Me
Absent I shuffle along
humming a song
Hearing it all
I walk into the walls

I love you so much
You're all things at once,
but you're killing me

Every which way that you fly
The more you despise
It's only a dream
and you're living a lie

Sharing the wealth
You can't tell yourself
That you're killing me

It's okay, it's alright
You'll get me when it's time

Counting the things that we've missed
Such heartbreaking lists
Too often mean never believing again

Out living to tell - all the risks and rewards
Errors in judgment, degenerate mobs

Mirrors and smoke,
I know that the joke is
You're killing me
Track Name: Cotton, Jane Doe
Well tonight you'll go to sleep and you'll dream
Carry your weight
again
And cast out all the borders of love and death and hate
and sin
On your loved ones, your enemies alike
Well sleep well tonight
and swallow hard
Swallow hard

Take a deep breath and we'll ponder grace
You're but a few moves from an ape

Oh but you can hold a fork and you can feel remorse
and you can close the door
with such efficiency and force
and viciously divorce
she said "I hate myself, of course.
You're in love with all the skin but my own.
I won't be back again."
And we'll swallow hard.
We swallow hard.
Swallow hard

Like the poison that you take
When you drink back in your hate
then you vomit it all back out again

Oh, but give me one taste
Give me one moment that is real
Give me back all the moments which you steal
Well, I'll show you inner strength
when you show you're not a fake
And we'll have a good laugh about all of this

Like a funny joke
And you'll raise your glass
And we'll make a toast
About some song that you wrote
With your empty boasts
And we'll grasp at all the fragments and we'll place some picture magnets
Pretend we never said what we said
Or meant what we did
If I could get a sincere word out of you,
well, I think I'd take a shit

But you did do what you did
and you wake up in the morning
and you lay yourself before me
well, you're prostrate and you bore me
And I wish that you adored me
But you're empty like your glass is
and it's flaccid and it's masked
I think I wish you'd take it back

And we'll swallow hard
And we'll swallow hard

Oh but give me just one moment that is pure
and tell me, did you ever go clear.
I'll show you inner-strength
when you show you're not a snake
And we'll have a good laugh about all of this
Track Name: Robes of a Prophet
Cuz I'm wrong
and I'm wrong
and I must be mistaken
to let you go on

But I'm blank
and I'm gone
You can pull back the curtains
See I'm not home

But what you give to me
by the fire
Yes, what you give to me
by the moon
and I'm seeing you here
in the robes of a prophet
and you're seeing me here
with the horsemen of doom

Cuz you're right
and I'm wrong
Three years I don't know you
but I know your heart

But you gave, you gave me a home
and I made you crawl on the floor
and die all alone

But what you give to me
by the fire
Yes, what you give to me
by the moon
and I'm seeing you here
in the robes of a prophet
and you're seeing me here
with the horsemen of doom

So take, this cup of my blood
and I'll drink your tears
til the days we are dirt

Cuz I've lied
and I've died
but roll this stone from this tomb
and you'll see I'm alive

Cuz the shadows we've walked in will fade
Like the memories we've borrowed from this devilish fiend
and I sold my soul for a sack of fool's gold
But here I like naked and raked on the coals

And I have been foolish and I have been bold
I have been selfish and I have been spoiled
But I am not rotten and you are not god
I am not poisoned and you are not flawed

But what you give to me
by the fire
Yes, what you give to me
by the moon
and I'm seeing you here
in the robes of a prophet
and you're seeing me here
with the horsemen of doom