BRAND NEW PARTY

Against the dying of the day, a little raging.
Grab your party face.
The poets here and chomping at the bait.
Nobody’s walking on the waves. They're just waiting for the tide to break.
The final pull.
To rise that swinging state.

So here’s your brand new party.
Drink up soldiers. As we storm the gate.
Put on your dancing shoes. Maybe they got guns.
We've got thunder in our hearts.
Fit to burn their cage
And show it’s over.

So you can see them walk away.
A generation that has lost a faith.
We had a dream but now we rise awake.
In every corner, every state.
Sons and daughters of the storm to break.
We’re diamonds full and busting at the safe.

So here’s your brand new party. Drink up soldiers. As we storm the gate.
Put on your dancing shoes. Maybe they got guns.
We've got thunder in our hearts. 
Fit to burn their cage 
And show it’s over.

So head home now. (On our way home) Another year stronger. (On our way home) Let it blow away.

So with a whisper and a shake.
All you bosses feel your fortunes break.
So beat that drum and someone play the bass. As we go.
We’re getting stronger every day.
Always voices of the youth are raised.
We want it all and not the crumbs you saved.

So here’s your brand new party. Drink up soldiers. As we storm the gate.
Put on your dancing shoes. Maybe they got guns.
We've got thunder in our hearts. 
Fit to burn their cage.
And show it's over.
So here’s your brand new party. Drink up soldiers. As we storm the gate.
Put on your dancing shoes. Maybe they got guns.
We've got thunder in our hearts. 
Fit to burn their cage 


DOOMED YOUTH

I once saw a girl disappear.
I looked for miles and miles and couldn’t guess, where’d she go.
She fit the scene. And paid the cost.
You’ll never guess what she lost.
But now believe she’s not young anywhere.

When all your faith is gone. We remain.
And all your hope sailed away.
You’ve been walking the dark of the road.
But we’re here now, believe in the change.

Baby the fight wasn’t fair.
Cause you got dressed up and just got left in the road.
I could have seen a better time.
When they were wrong and I was right.
But I believe there’s a voice in the air.

When all your faith is gone. We remain.
And all your hope sailed away.
You’ve been walking the dark of the road.
But we’re here now, believe in the change.

Lean on me and leave them talking.
I leave the fortunes to you.
I leave the fortunes to you.
There’s another spirit talking.
I’ve been so sad and lonely too.
I’ve been so sad and lonely too.

The love that I have leaves me here.
All that is left is the show.
I had a dream another time.
That what I had I still could find.
But every dream has a yawn right in there.

And all your faith is gone. We remain.
And all your hope sailed away.You’ve been walking the dark of the road.
But we’re here now, believe in the change.
And we remain. We remain.


A LITTLE LOST CAUSE

Giving it up. So go on now.
To your fate unknown.
Did you hate this side of me.
Did you hate it.
(You never gave enough)
Cause what you need I’m out of I have found now.
(I never asked for you I asked for love, to go on)
And what you need I’m out of.
So go on and don’t come back round.
It’s a little lost cause.

Fly away from me. (And go till you’re gone. And go till you’re gone)
You’re building yourself a cage in my heart.
Fly away. (It’s never enough)

Honey you hush. Go to bed now.
Say no more truth.
Just waste away in your youth.
Just waste away.
(You never gave enough)
And I know a man
(I never asked for you I asked for love, to go on)
who won’t give an answer
who’s truth is a colder love
so go on and don’t turn back now.
It’s a little lost cause.

Fly away from me. (And go till you’re gone. And go till you’re gone) 
You’re building yourself a cage in my heart. 
Fly away. (It’s never enough)

Careful to touch. Don’t trust me.
Don’t trust me. What I say don’t believe.
Don’t believe it.
(You never gave enough)
So farewell now. (I never asked for you I asked for love, to go on)
I’m seven miles.
And seven minutes.
From selling secrets you never say
in your little lost cause.

Fly away from me. (And go till you’re gone. And go till you’re gone) 
You’re building yourself a cage in my heart. 
Fly away. (It’s never enough)



AS THE BODIES PILE UP

After I throw you away.
Someone will have to pay and pay and pay and pay.
You see the light on the bay. It’s just another toll.

She’s drinking with us.
Nobody’s leaving empty handed.
A name in the dust.
Tell me that I didn’t leave you stranded.
As the bodies pile up.

So when you get to this place.
You have to learn to steal after you catch a taste.
Like every coin has a face so every fortune takes a soul.

She’s drinking with us. Nobody’s leaving empty handed. 
A name in the dust. 
Tell me that I didn’t leave you stranded. 
As the bodies pile up.

And I know you know the need like I do
needs and grows and feeds and grows.
My veins have bled the night sky dark blue tones.

Looks like a saint in the face.
It has another form seen from another place.
Follow the trail of the waste. You’re getting close to home.

She’s drinking with us. Nobody’s leaving empty handed. 
A name in the dust. 
Tell me that I didn’t leave you stranded. 
As the bodies pile up.



CRAWLING

Down in the mud and in the dust. Crawling.
Go run and tell your God about us. Crawling.
Look at you. You’re crawling on me now and I know.
You’re crawling.

I got your cash.
I got your hope.
You’re only human.
I lie to you so much it’s almost a joke.
You never know if you’re running or you’re crawling.

Go back to sleep my little ghost. Crawling.
I’m gonna haunt right down your throat. Crawling.
Look at you. You’re crawling on me now and I know.
You’re crawling.

I got your cash. 
I got your hope. 
You’re only human.
I lie to you so much it’s almost a joke.
You never know if you’re running or you’re crawling.

There’s eyes knocking at your door.
Who’s eyes, who’s windows baby.
And you can be nothing, you can be anything.
Or eyes knocking at the door.

Here is the dark rock in your coke. Crawling.
You be the ark and I’ll be the flood you little boat. Crawling
Look at you. You’re crawling on me now and I know.
You’re crawling.

I got your cash. 
I got your hope. 
You’re only human.
I lie to you so much it’s almost a joke.
You never know if you’re running or you’re crawling.

Well I’ve got your cash.
And I’ve got your hope.
And you’re only human.
You’re only human.
You’re only human.


SO GOOD IT'S GONE

Give me your key, my hands on your steeple.
The holier fell and got higher than you.
Blessed always, keep your hands up.

The tolling of bells and something was sleeping.
But just waking up and turning in you.
Blessed always, keep your hands up.

You are my angel here tonight.
Cause you got those clothes and you got that glow.
Your wings are so white. I want to break that soul.
So good it’s gone.

A kiss in the dust. Beyond good and evil.
To crime and to us, to hearts black with youth.
Blessed always, keep your hands up.

You are my angel here tonight. 
Cause you got those clothes and you got that glow. 
Your wings are so white. I want to break that soul.
So good it’s gone

Na na na na na na na na na na So good that’s it gone
Na na na na na na na na na na So good that’s it’s gone

Speak of the devil. He’ll talk you to pieces.
There’s miles of hell, left us to go.
Blessed always, keep your hands up.

You are my angel here tonight. 
Cause you got those clothes and you got that glow. 
Your wings are so white. I want to break that soul.
So good it’s gone.

Na na na na na na na na na na So good that’s it gone
Na na na na na na na na na na So good that’s it’s gone
It’s so good that it’s gone.
It’s so good that it’s gone.
It’s so good that it’s gone.
It’s so good that it’s gone.


DIFFICULT TIMES

Open up your heart. Open up your heart and pray for the world.
Make a brand new start. Make a brand new start.

I tried to change.
But these are difficult times.
I stayed the same, yeah yeah.
These are difficult times.

So I went the wrong way. And you went the right way it seems now.
You got the look of a long black cloud losing rain.

I tried to change.
But these are difficult times.
I stayed the same, yeah yeah.
These are difficult times.

And I can see the way they’re coming down the walls
And the poise it shatters.
See the way that love and victory falls.
It won’t happen to me.

I’ve seen it in the cards.
I’ve seen it in the cards you play to your heart.
I see you looking me over now.
Ain’t it strange.

I tried to change.
But these are difficult times.
I stayed the same, yeah yeah.
These are difficult times.

And I kind of loved you.
But it’s hard to move on and it’s hard to let go.
I’ve seen the ones who lost their way and lost control.
I sat up alone and I sat in my room for hours.
And dreamed your company.


TRAITOR'S WAY

Where does your loyalty lie.
To the human race or the brand of an empire.
And there’s a time when silence is the same as to hide.
There’s a time when a traitor’s way is not taking a side.

So tell me who you love with your flags waving high.
The banner that you hung or the hand holding fire.

Where does your loyalty lie.
To the human race or the brand of an empire.
And there’s a time when silence is the same as to hide.
There’s a time when a traitor’s way is not taking a side.

It’s either them or us. Say your name, pick a side.
We crawled out of the mud and we remain. Judas died.

Where does your loyalty lie.
To the human race or the brand of an empire.
And there’s a time when silence is the same as to hide.
There’s a time when a traitor’s way is not taking a side.

And where do you run and where do you hide,
And where does your loyalty lie.
And where do you run and where do you hide.
And where does your loyalty lie.


CYNTHIA

Nothing here will last forever.
Convictions fade and visions fail.
We get older, we don’t get better.
From this coast your dreams will sail.

If you’re asking how I feel about you
Open your eyes, I thought you knew.
Drowning and lost,
the last few seconds I’ve got
have been a dream come true.

Where’s your head at Cynthia.
I’ve been waiting for it so long.
Where’s your head at Cynthia.
I’ve been waiting for it,
Hey praying for it.

Baby would I leave without you.
Where else is there left to go.
Other stars let them fly out to.
All I want is to get home.

I crawled out of the mud and I found you.
Stones and lead I turned to jewels.
Don’t kid yourself,
Cause I’m through calling it art
It’s me calling you.

Where’s your head at Cynthia.
I’ve been waiting for it so long. 
Where’s your head at Cynthia. 
I’ve been waiting for it,
Hey praying for it.

I’ve been loving you for such a long time now.
But if your afraid of me not sticking around.
If the sun goes down on me
Read it in the light of the moon.
Of dust are men,
But this dust once moved for you.

They’ll live forever and teach me how to.
I don’t want it, I don’t care.
Let the winners take tomorrow.
Call me loser, I’ll be here.
God it was long coming down to
The final thought and only truth.
In the end all that life amounts to
Is an animal heart beneath a starry roof.

Where’s your head at Cynthia.
I’ve been waiting for it so long. 
Where’s your head at Cynthia. 
I’ve been waiting for it,
Hey praying for it.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

I respect the sand. There’s a war on the border
Between a man and all he’ll amount to.
Just a working band here to walk on the water.
And demand there’s something about you.

How how how do you make it.
One more heart fit for breaking.
Who was on the edge.
And where are they now.

Where are they now.
Where are they now.
Where are they now.
Where are they now.

Where they lead the damned.
I see blood in the water.
Where’s your man,
did he leave without you.

No one’s seen the plan,
No one knows of the order.
Some have ran
And some held devout too.

How how how do you make it. One more heart fit for breaking. 
Who was on the edge. 
And where are they now.

Where are they now. 
Where are they now. 
Where are they now. 
Where are they now.


I want to see you on the dance floor.
I want to see you on the dance floor.
I want to see you on the dance floor.
I want to see you on the dance floor.

In a foreign land.
I will climb to your doorway
and kiss the hand they mumble and bow to.

And you’ll know my name.
And you’ll know what I came for.
Count a man’s hunger to bound through.

How how how do you make it. One more heart fit for breaking. 
Who was on the edge. 
And where are they now.

Where are they now. 
Where are they now. 
Where are they now. 
Where are they now.


KNOW ME AT ALL

Moving in a straight line,
Going down the coast line now.
Bringing things to the waves.
Sinking in the moonlight
Waiting for the sun shine now.
Not a thing here for saving.

Did you go where you want to go.
Did you say what you want to say.

And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now.
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)
And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now.
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)

Drinking from the main line.
Going where the phone lines down.
And I’m ringing my love.
Dig another grave up,
Toast another name up now,
Like a rose in the rain.

Did you walk away alone
With all the blues that you carried.

And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now. 
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)
And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now. 
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)

And I hear voices everyday at my table. And I hear these voices and they’re calling out and howling at me.

Singing all the words I know
Could never save her now.
There’s a choice has been made.
Something in the shape of
All that you're afraid of nows
Bending down and kissing your cheek.

Did you reap what you sow,
or get lost under cover.

And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now. 
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)
And did you really think there’s anywhere to go for us now. 
(Then you really didn’t know me at all my dear)


RAISE THE MOON

Please don’t go down the road.
Please don’t go down the road.
Please don’t go down the road, love me.

Fading slow, does it show.
Fading slow does it show.
Please don’t go down the road, love me.

And I will raise the moon.
And I will raise the moon.
And I will raise the moon if you love me.

Pain won’t go. All I know.
Pain won’t go, all I know.
Please don’t go down the road, love me.

And I will raise the moon.
And I will raise the moon.
And I will raise the moon if you love me.

So maybe you got away from me this time girl.
And maybe you're standing behind me.
I got what you needed, I got what you came for.
I’ll raise the moon.

All I know, burning slow.
All I know, burning slow.
Please don’t go down the road, love me.

And I will raise the moon.And I will raise the moon. 
And I will raise the moon if you love me.

So maybe you got away from me this time girl.
And maybe you're standing behind me.
I got what you needed, I got what you came for. 
I’ll raise the moon.


I CAN STILL TAKE A PUNCH
So you fight or you go home.
And you stand in the light
Of your dreams in the night
And get beat and denied
And you fall or you keep going.
Darling don’t be fooled, I know.
You came here for the prize and got lost,
Now you find that you sink beneath the size
Of the hunger you hold.

And my love it’s a cost that grows.
And some doors just get closed.

It’s like your plane went down.
And you keep me hanging on,
Keep me hanging on,
And you keep me hanging
I can still take a punch.

What have you lost me now.
And you keep me hanging on,
Keep me hanging on,
Keep me hanging
I can still take a punch.

Did you learn what you don’t know.
Like a thief like a spy
Some will steal in your lives
For the heat and the fires
That you burn in your soul.
Keep your hands up and your head low.
Keep all your pride,
I’m here right by your side,
I would kill for you live
I would kill for you cold.

And my love that’s the way it goes. Some doors just get closed.

It’s like your plane went down.And you keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging on, 
And you keep me hanging 
I can still take a punch.

What have you lost me now. 
And you keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging 
I can still take a punch.

And I know all about it.
I’ve seen the signs.
You don’t need to doubt it.
There’s your hit and here’s mine.

Baby I’ve got to get going.
See it there in the night, 
Watch it fade out of sight,
It’s the last burning light that once used to glow.
So you can hold me or let go.
Baby it came and went out just the same,
When you can’t fight the change
Just sit back and enjoy the show.

And it’s your best parts that keep on going.
And it’s your best parts you fold.

It’s like your plane went down.And you keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging on, 
And you keep me hanging 
I can still take a punch.

What have you lost me now. 
And you keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging on, 
Keep me hanging 
I can still take a punch.
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