IV DOVES We left out the mats Winter cleaned the chill off of their tiles We broke up our plans And settled for a last run. But the returning doves cried out Above the shingles and satin lining To press out what ink that we kept from each other And mold a shell to live in. At first light we joined the sun Through the windows on cottage avenue Looking into the damp soil; We looked through. So kingdom could finally come We spoke over injuries and smiles For armageddon had arosen And heaven had lost it's gates. Summit It's nothing but uphill With the wind scraping sideways But a companion did rest here once If not forever.
On this summit was cold and fever A delight and yearning for everlasting And at last you'd make the choice To release the hounds and personal demons. So forever you will search For a glimpse of the pale sunlight Something that you couldn't reach alone Something far and grown from home. And atop the summit is free reign Free choice and hearts of amethyst Bringing forth the final compromise That will last until the new age. Heart-rise It's time to fall Fall into the sky With the clothes on your back And a distant smile. It drags you back home To rise and resist the smoke To lay out in the night again And ink your soul.
But even the gifted are short lived Trespassing on the mantle Walking along the razors edge Trying to remember the photos taken. So give the mind to a strangers request Lay awake beside them For not now then when? This will keep you awake. And within reason is our doctrine to let loose the instinct to cry out In the middle of dusk Into the rotten corn fields This is heart-rise The human element The hope in darkest hour The hope in the jukebox. Dig Don't dig your hole too deep Or the rain will fill it thorugh Grace has not forgetten The inviting face it's reflected on. Don't let a frown fracture your life
For the lions and kingdom will always remember The nights lasting long and free And the marks held in your skin. Let the light filter back slowly Past the smoke and fiery days Let it pierce your smile and engrave A picture few have been able to paint, And these words will ramble on and on Until my fringers cease to run But I will always remember the rooms and luck Brought back into my life Brought back from your warmth. Losing Heartbrake has snuck up With doubt in one hand And reason in the other The point is losing grasp Rope breaking in every turn And the bottomless fall is worst With memory and tears at every foot Losing the grip of realtiy too; Losing track of every clouded day
Losing track of cheer and hours Losing track of the pain in your side. And at the end you must learn which side is up The sirens won't provide remorse Your hands have turned to stone Along with your compass bearing And the journey to ascent is cold Nevermind the chilling rain Or the thoughts that keep you company In your room of grey. With spring there is hope But the birds soon eat it away you've lost inspiration and relief It's just the gallows and God Summer rolled in with a dim heat That awakes yiour body for a cigarette And lying dazed you inhale The one friend who will say hello You'll walk the dim streets at night Past the windows filled with light Love spilling into a blank canvas A canvas with cracks.
Fall redeems the spotlight Searching stages and backed up alleys For another embrace t ofill the void But puddles and dirt are all company. Winter bites you hands A reminder that you arenot alone The world has brought a flower in uncertain times If only to blossom for hours. Violence & Gratitude I won't take it for granted Or take advantage It's something that changes leaves And brings a freeze if only for a moment. I say I'm loooking for something That will never part Till death parts my lungs for good maybe a god, maybe the sunrise. I'm listening for the anthem For the heartache and whole For real violence and gratitude And at last the breath of fortune.
Death Bed The sky is cleared For the regress of my eyes And my bones creak left and right To remind me of my place. Without a doubt I'm growing old Each day brings a necesity That covers my face and stubble That conceaves my mortality. But the stark premonition Brings reality into my dry fingers As they crack and caress my strings They debt my thoughts into eternity So jog my memory once more And tell me why I'm here Why I am up in the devils hour Smoking my minutes away Tell me why I think in grey Or why I crave everlasting everything Why amplifiers can bring tears And others can bring nothing. On my death bed I will find the other end
Of my bickering and solemn smile Why I choose love over lust And why I am so human. Redeem It's time to redeem the tickets To bind with union and brother To fight for a rightfull cause Past the train and rusted tracks. It's time to embrace the hands That bind our species together It's time to open the dank casket And throw ourselves in. But don't forget the past that we flew from The iron-cast cage that holds our emotions As the Bragg tune clanks in the back We'll remember a sense of purpose. And maybe one day the iron curtain will fall From the far east and the midwest We'll grow into adults And step out of te sandbox. This is the last prashing that's due After the sorrow and strings
I'm still active at heart finding my leap forwards. Sleep Sleep or rest Either is the same In this night of everything The heart will never forget. And rolling and twisting In the warm bright sheets The answer is along with the yearning For questions and memory. So sleep and rest your eyes Forget the trees and birds in the wind They'll be there tomorrow Along with the faces that call us home. Without I can hear the crowd coming Into the lights we hold I can hear the cheers and jaunts Past the walls and on to Jericho. And as the last chord dies I can feel peace resume schedule
The sweat has taken my strength And passed it to the listening At last I can rest my hands They've lost purity But in the starlight it's forgotten Along with my strength Resting will bring back my addict Aiding the common mans' woe Without it I am nothing Without it I am whole. Doubt Don't doubt the blackbirds' cry He cannot count on anymore His light went out long ago Left to sail clouded skies and dusk. Believe in the gospel she said A higher power loves forever But the concrete you call home Will hold you forever. Break free from your old room Whispered the angel on your shoulder Solitude is no punishment for sin
A field of roses will make suit. Forget your dreams he said And put on your shoes Tin cans and gold will fill the gap And fuel your desire to dream. Carry me to the beach Hummed to the crowd And paint my portrait for my children Lest they forgot what once was. Pour Pour me out like rain And pick up the peices So that I don't die in the dark Or break my hands again Let my light dim once again So that I am not noticed I'll lay dormant and sleepy With prison in my eyes Waiting wil only bring me solice Or a hole in the center Bored out for waiting And for reckless ideals
Pray for me like children Like lost birds on migration So that one day dusk will break even And my wings will rest Crimson Dark crimson flooded over the floor Followed by hallowed remarks Of a man trapped in a corner Left to drink from the well Tides brought in drifting folk With more mouths than food A burden that displaced all And enlightened few. Clouds flew over the rooftops Leaving grey to blanket the picnic Flushing color out of the young man With thoughts of war and wisdom Light cracked the sky Full of old ironside whiskey Dumbing everyone who fought for the likes And comdemming those who stand strong.
Fire hissed the same direction Calling for fields to be sewn Harassing the blind man For seeing any hope. And in the end came doom Billowing up from our guts Instinct took over all emotion And the end brought out the wolves Inside the watchmakers and writers The school teachers and guards Prisoners and sinners showed the true color Of being alone through the stone age. Bring Rainstorm bring me peace Ping one last time on my pane As clouds cover up my scars I'll wash away the soot soon Bring me comfort in a dark hour Replace the smoke that filled my lungs That sped my heart up to rate To keep up with her smile.
Redeem my hopes for a new tomorrow Rest my eyes from this cold view Let me escape past fire and fiction To the road that ends far away Bring me them back Distance has dusted the rooftops Kept the windows shut And kept them ill and awake. Lift my hurt veins from Eden Onto warm bed that is new With stars above And heaven underneath I Running away is losing it's gold leaf Casting myself away with the strays Living is an appointment running low But that's the way I am raised And sitting under a starred sky I do wonder why Why everything is a beautiful mess Why everything is dueled with nothing But wisdom is not in my youth
Not until the next stop The stop where lillies will always blossom Into the night air So I wonder but sit with my friends Because our meaning is the point Not found in a book or someone's palm But inside, past the spiderweb circles And in the end I am ignorant Along with everyone walking the street Beside an old bulding Weeping over past regret My youth is ever preseny With the scars and aches of old dreams Dreams that no one will take from me Dreams that go unspoken. One day I'll change Turn into the old man that haunts my eyes That controls my hands and heart strings That strum an old chord in someone new Yet the blackbirds never crow for my doing It seems that I'm lost in the moonlight Floating with booze and memiors together
Keeping a steady lazy light on my chin So once more I'll look past it all And remember the most important fate The one I can hold and sing into At least until the sirens end. I’ll My blood will not spill Any longer than your words Not more than your eyes Or the curve or Neptune It will stay put Like GI's in a foxhole Pressured by mortar-light To stay until the red dawn It will flow evenly Across the hole in my clothes Along the borderline of reason In beat with the heavy drums In an end it will cease With the pumping that I hum Day and night, after it all I will become numb and tall
And that will be everything Life passed past already So i'll sit and wonder Where all the birds went I'll walk the road on my own Cut down and spread over you So that one way will become two At least it will shine after all. I’ve I've sewn for too long Worn my hands and shoes Down to bare nothing With a black cloud looming I've paid in full But it's never to the rim Close to where I need to be Holding my head above the water I've entered the devils' land Sin and freedom colliding On the roofs and streets' end Where we used to lye
I've sang my piece For all of the minutemen and dogs Who pretend to live honestly At a minutes' notice I've cried the tears That fill the sea and pitchers That fill the void and canyons That shake the leaves And I've tried my trial Nothing unique to myself So I'll write and dream out My thoughts and ache No Talking No talking two feet away Two mature kids brought, Thinking each was the smarter But in the end dumb either way If I can wait She thought loudly That'll show him Show my headstrong nature If I try to talk
He said over music Maybe that will be right Maybe it'll cool the flames But In the end it was the walls That won the war Stormed the trenches that covered All the holes in the Ceiling So lay quiet one more time This will solve it all Maybe this will bring the golden egg Or take away your legs. Once Jourmey on my road to ruin Prince amd kings from far away Hold my halberd and chain Until sorrow is cast to grey. Take your place at the end and beginning Give me thanks from your smile Take present of my life And leave me when I'm old. Drive my car and drink my wine Unless I cry out
Keep the vultures from my body They've pecked out a life in my dreams. And let my body burn For what I've done on this plain See to it that I am left to dream Until I regress into the stone age. Let my ash bring spring into Leave after the dirt has settled So that I can think of a way out One last time. Regret It's been a while Clouding up into wispfull design It's been a while for my chest Breathing in someone's air And now the rain begins With the first day of spring Without the reason needed To make sense of my senses Now the cold air rises back Over the color that reclaimed All of the gray lost to winter
All of the days that fought hunger So please look over me Whomever this concerns Don't let hatred bring tears Or bring regret in love's image Rocks Rocks are beating in my chest Old as boulders with moss And I can't wait any longer For the ferry to close it's gates This will hurt and bring me down Although it's my own doing But at least I'll sheathe the sword Keep it away from my neck Now we'll go to mundane rhythms Back to the tennis courts and office For the next eternity for the kids It'll seem like this to me at a glance Maybe it will flower down the line I'll walk it to keep watch Odds are against it Concrete is what resides here
Shadows shadows let me down let me turn into one or fill my lungs with smoke and walk along with a crutch fingers tell my story of the tears and the breaks with people I love and miss of the girl that helps me through person I know and cherish take me to Eden before I die bathe me in light and the stars so my grown life can start Soldier There is goes What used to be my own Now I'll stand here And try to plat the roses I'll miz all the sounds That sum me up through All the verses or nouns It'll make me new
Then the road will turn And my hands will stray past the carnival lights Or the soldiers beret It's taken my heart this long To widdle at the land locked blues So once again the fiddle will play And the kids in the back will roar. Stand Stand up to be remembered For your sin and ash ridden clothes For your journey to Bethlehem On away you go. I could never tame you Or attain the same thoughts So I'll lay quiet and distant Listening to the bells ring You call yourself innocent Like the rest of us But innocent yould be underground Like your broken thumbs you could call it a loan
Or something I could never repay My debt will outlast my body And be forgotten Back to the stone age Just say you'll wait for me Until the birds let me go Release me to the gates Where we can walk together Wait for my selfless thoughts to die down So that the movie can start again We can watch the outlaws and indians Battle the daily wars and struggle Lay down and rest your tired head Let the leaves flow out to autumn Bring me the horizon I'm looking for The one that we'll end on. Still Still in the sunshine You've caught a cold Standing in the middle You've lost your hope Motionless among hope
I've quit my deeds Fed them to the wolves For something that ends And Spring seems to far off With the days retaining bitterness Despair, and blue eyes Until that sun brings you back I'll watch over the fields I'll mend the clothes and windows And rinse the walls clean But until then I will keep time So that one day you'll wonder back Sit along with the newspapers And check the time, The End I've tried to see the end result Far off in mist and sheds But the end is a pipe dream Something we all consider true The end is nothing Nothing is the end It's the loss of hope
And the start of sufferage End will come when my lungs Lose their voice in te world Or when my arms are to weak To hold up our public image So one last time I'm stuck Crammed in between floorboards In a house that is traveled less In a world that is going amuck My My life is fragmented And will go on past my date Past the signs I had carved Past the hearts I had held My life is many in one I did not make it whole Without the hands and faces There would be no reason So when I sit in judgement I will breathe in the night air Look at the dead end of reverse And mend my sorrow
I will thank the pilgrim Who taught the gun and truth Who sat and watched over my drunk sleep Who brought flowers to my doorstep. For within conclusion lyes my taste Lyes what would have been If I had said yes or no to you And thought of my own doing So in the end there will be no tomorrow But only the chords that I rang If that is what I will be judged on The gates might open and sing for me.