I'm Fine (and other lies)

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Track Name: Penned
you penned upon a pine a pond of prisms and lights
a friend, a fawn a fire afar in schisms and plights

and it's always there for you
the pages' glaring hue

all her worries they fly
in the stories she will write

you built a hilt for swords of boards for battle in rage
you're skilled but still the lords of lore will rattle your cage

and it's always there for you
the paper's glaring hue

all her worries they fly
in the stories she will write

i remember hearing stories you wrote for the blind
an enthralling historic event you left behind
tales of wine and dining the city that you had left
there, perfect in timing and you wrote

and isn't this what you need
scripturient entity
the byzantine elegy
it's always there for thee

it's always there for thee

none of us will ever be as beautiful as elegies

it's always there for thee
Track Name: I'm fine (and other lies)
one, two, three, four
i don't like this anymore
five, six, seven, eight
make sure that i'm never late

i'm totally fine and other nice lies
blood in your mouth and a tear in your eye
and i'm waiting to wait, better never than late
waiting where the people want to congregate

well hello my friend you've
come around again to
see these other men who
are so different from you

rapscallion
cry along the canyon
you foolish stallion
cursing in italian

one, two, three four
i don't like this anymore
five, six, seven, eight
make sure that i'm never late

i'm totally fine and other nice lies
blood in your mouth and a tear in your eye
and i'm waiting to wait, better never than late
waiting where the people want to congregate

well hello my friend you're
just around the bend to
be alone again noon
is your only end poor

rapscallion
cry along the canyon
you foolish stallion
cursing in italian

one, two, three four
i don't like this anymore
five, six, seven, eight
make sure that i'm never late

i've never seen a girl in a dress that red
spinning it around and around on a pad
and i've never seen in a man in a similar mood
so was ever human in this humor wooed?

I've never seen a girl who would dress like that
spinning it around and around on a pad
and i've never seen in a man in a similar mood
so was ever woman in this manner wooed?

i'm totally fine and other nice lies
blood in your mouth and a tear in your eye
and i'm waiting to wait, better never than late
waiting where the people want to congregate

one, two, three four
i don't like this anymore
five, six, seven, eight
make sure that i'm never late

rapscallion
cry along the canyon
you foolish stallion
cursing in italian that's you
(ad nauseum)
Track Name: Early Mournings
hear the message of the world
i'm glad you are disturbed
silently perturbed
but you didn't say a word

as long as you withstand
as long as you have hands
you will be a part, but you're looking like a

slave to the medicine oxycotton picking idiot
behave like you're venison you couldn't make it past the thrill of it
the grave of a denizen, yes it's sad, but you can live on it
and in the meantime you could pray that we will fall apart

hear the message of the world
i'm glad you are disturbed
silently perturbed
but you didn't say a word

as long as you withstand
as long as you have hands
you will be a part and it goes like:

was ever woman in this humour woo'ed?
was ever woman in this humor won?
and is it possible to be less rude?
and is it possible to be unsung?
'cause there's no staring now
as there's discretion here
and in the meantime you could pray that we will fall apart

we've been searching far and wide and why do you do youths in spain?
does pain have anything to do does pain have anything to do?

oh rampapapam-pam isn't this fun?
isn't this fun when we get along, son, when we get along?
isn't hard to achieve, but it's hard to believe
when it's all in your sleeve, but you are

a greedy individual trying to cause trouble
nobody really had a beef with one-another
but then you came and it remained the same
and it was all a game and you had them to blame

hear the message of the world
i'm glad you are disturbed
silently perturbed
but you didn't say a word

as long as you withstand
as long as you have hands
you can be a part and it goes

boom boom like the time that you beat the world
but you can't defeat the bird
boom like the time that you'd feed the worth
by the time that you hear these words

boom like the time that you didn't give it a chance
boom like the time that you didn't give it a glance

oh, wake me up for monday's early morning suicide (ad nauseum)

boom like the time
boom like the time
boom like the time that you beat the world
but you can't defeat the bird
boom like the time that you'd feed the worth
by the time that you hear these words
Track Name: Is this really all?
you, you killed the day
the times you had your way
with plans to stay alive
and hands to live a lie

is this really all?

you, you stole the tides
you're all caught up in fights
with plans to stay alive
and hands to live a lie

is this really all?

plan your own escape
make sure you come in late

is this really all?
Track Name: To Azla
stepping on air enjoying despair
and the shy will be leading the throng
a stallion, a mare on the road to nowhere
we didn't do anything wrong

we'll be fine, we'll be kind
to the brave and the knave
led astray, led away and in need
we can see you grow

riding in rain writhing in pain
it's true, but it doesn't feel good
it's hard to explain when you try, but i vain
and you fail like you knew that you would

we'll be fine, we'll be kind
to the brave and the knave
led astray, led away and in need
we can see you grow

because you laugh to yourself
and you're speaking too loud
a salute to the sun
we can see you grow

we'll be fine, we'll be kind
to the brave and the knave
led astray, led away and in need
we can see you grow

you said your goodbye to the world

to the health of the fire
and that of the flames
the things we admire
remaining the same

we can see you grow
Track Name: Early Mornings
don't tell me i should be more radio friendly
don't tell me i should be more radio friendly
i'm busting the time cause i'm lost in the grime
trust that i'm not cause i'm lost in the glamour shot

this old house will crumble to dust
our names forgotten and lost
are we going out in style?
can you stick around?

these old chains will shatter and rust
burning all the things you trust
do you get the picture now?

we'll all die anyway
all can get along today

don't tell me i should be more radio friendly
don't tell me i should be more radio friendly
i'm busting the time cause i'm lost in the grime
trust that i'm not cause i'm lost in the glamour shot

we'll all die anyway
all can get along today

rock broken on a brick coming out to play
stuck on another trick coming out today
yes it was a different time for you
and i guess it was a tasteless time for you

kick it.
Track Name: Septa
i will take it anywhere
garden of your hands
pride and care

there's a world to spare
cross your fingers now
don't be scared

when deep inside your hands are tied
who could i push you any further
and deep inside our hands are tied
how could i pull you any longer
along the wake

are you coming home?

and deep inside your lost in pride
how could i pull you any further
and deep inside our hands are tied
how dare i push you any longer
along the wake

are you coming home?

i would take you anywhere
a kingdom in my pockets
a life to share
there's a world out there
close your eyes and miss it and we'll all be scared

there old halls will all collapse and fall

collapse and fall
Track Name: Is this really all? (reprise)
i've noticed you've started wearing black
and it bugs me that is suits you
is it your heart under attack?

so is this really all?
and is this really us now?
are you trying to give your life away?

and this is hardly what you came for.
just when the magistrate had another go.

help decide the right and wrong
because i'm pretty sure i don't know
what side you're standing on
as i'm pretty sure it won't show

so is this really all?
and is this really us now?
are you trying to give your life away?

and this is hardly what you came for.
just when the magistrate had another go.
Track Name: Powder
welcome back they're in love with you
your heart attack is far past due
it's not a lie, it's your attitude,
just a terminological inexactitude so
in a row they're glistening:
polonium and hydrogen
and even though you're listening
you don't seem to know that you can't just take a walk alone

so you hope for the best
and you finally pick up the phone
keep heading west
'cause you can't just take a walk alone

vertigo from the mess you're in
from head to toe with the blood on your chin
and even though you're listening you don't seem to know
that you can't just take a walk on
early morning suicide
just buckle up, don't wanna die
to be a part of the bourgeoisie
just scrape the bone;
'cause you can't just take a walk alone

so you hope for the best
and you finally pick up the phone
keep heading west
'cause you can't just take a walk alone

every time i have to change my mind it was a different thing?

hold me closer to the fire
pull me nearer to the flames
your fingers burning with desire
we don't need a beast without a name

it's coming closer now
and getting louder than before
pull me closer now
it's shaking powder to the core

every time i have to change my mind it was a different thing?
Track Name: Madeleine
don't you play here madeleine
don't you play here my dear friend
keep the fire on, keep the fire warm
it will go out when you're away

are you the bigger?
the better?
the beggar?
the bitter?
any kind of funloving bulshitter?
holding on to anything that brings you luck
holding on to anything you'd like to "hey"
pick the pill to pit the spell
spit the spell you nerdowell
fill the fold with lies and gold
now i'm told you'll never get old

don't you play here madeleine
don't you play here my dear friend
keep the fire on, keep the fire warm
it will go out when you're away

you're the best of the basket they rescued
you're the bastard the best of the rest knew
now you're pissed at the pastor that passed you
and you're pissed at the past 'cause it kissed you
pick the pill to pit the spell
spit the spell you nerdowell
fill the fold with lies and gold
now i'm told you'll never get old

don't you play here madeleine
don't you play here my dear friend
keep the fire on, keep the fire warm
it will go out when you're away

there's no flame when madeleine is gone
it's cold now i hope she'll come along


don't you play here madeleine
don't you play here my dear friend
keep the fire on, keep the fire warm
it will go out when you're away
Track Name: Ides of March
this little man didn't let anybody in
and he fought for his life and he fought for his sin

and he rose and he rode from the west to the south
and he rose and he rode through the elements and denizens

this little man didn't let anybody in
and he fought for his life and he fought for his kin

it was him it was him who wrote your name in the sky
it was him it was him with the sadness in the eye

"she's idly leafing through his diaries in hopes of finding something of significance"

"pulchritudinous and engulfed in solitude"

this little man didn't let anybody close and he fought for his land and for those

in a pinch in a way he's a mystery too
and if asked he would laugh and say nothing to you

every time you want to know a little more than necessary he will run and
every time you want to know a little more than necessary he'd be gone

oh, the streets are closing all the streets are closed

oh the streets are closing all the streets are closing

every time you want to know a little more than necessary he will run and
every time you want to know a little more than necessary he'd be gone

oh the streets are closing all the streets are closing
Track Name: Kingdom
well hello sister i didn't know you swung with the weird
your tongue and your cheeks are aloft
hello minister i didn't know you cried when you cheered
the blood and the tears are enough
did you know:

i have a conclave in the desert
you want to be a guest but you've got to stay forever
and i couldn't be bad or be better
i fell too hard and i didn't know the measure

where to go

well hello ceasar i didn't know you cut yourself
you look like a fool once again
you're such a teaser you're living in a top tier shelf
i wonder if you wave when you win
did you know:

i used to be a slave on a tether
i knocked too hard and I fell under the weather
and i couldn't be bad or be better
i fell too hard and i didn't know the measure

where to go

watch closer they'll reach your shore soon

why don't you rip it out you said you would never doubt hey
now you're proud and standing there without me
figured out what the adequately loud say
dance around where the people in the ground lay

where to go
Track Name: Damocles
i will fold my chair in time
and pick my head of hair strain by strain
i will oblige for you

but i just feel a little dead
with this sword above my head

manage a smile when the whole town cries
skip for a mile and the mildew fights
and i will fold my chair in time,
pick my head of hair strain by strain

i just feel a little dead
with this sword above my head
i just feel e little dead


are you the best that they rescued?
are you the best that they can do?

i just feel a little dead
with this sword above my head

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Track Name: Loretta's Vendetta
"the profound knowledge that somewhere someone is watching you and only you giddy with anticipation

the sombering thought that somewhere out there loretta is waiting and searching for a chance to kill"

I hope she'll kill a man other than me but i know he won't be the last
she keeps her bloody plan easy to see so i know i won't make it past september

hey now won't you put the gun down i'll give you the run down i know what you'll do to me
hey now won't you put the blade down i know you'll make me pay now it's coming any day now

at loretta's vendetta

perhaps she came down with a decease not a tease she couldn't be pleased
loretta somehow crossed all the seas just to seize on her enemies

hey now won't you put the gun down i'll give you the run down i know what you'll do to me
hey now won't you put the blade down i know you'll make me pay now it's coming any day now

this is loretta's vendetta

not only beautiful but evil by design loretta let's me know i'm running out of time

i'm running out of time
Track Name: Corpus Delicti
baseball bats beckoning a troubled past but you came and you killed as you pleased
at long last and i hope you had a blast 'cause you came and you killed as you pleased

when we get old we'll do well I'm told and we'll quit the games
when we get cold it's a sight to behold as we watch the flames

dilettante and an idiot savant we'd be pleased if you'd please just allay
idly flaunt all the houses you will haunt 'cause it's all soon to be demode

when we get old we'll do well I'm told and we'll quit the games
when we get cold it's a sight to behold as we watch the flames
when we get old we'll do well I'm told and we'll quit the games
when we get cold it's a sight to behold as we watch the flames

at the king's request not a minute i could rest
but I'm slain at your knees can't you see
it's a common pest one of knowledge and of zest
but the same it's a plain malady

when we get old we'll do well I'm told and we'll quit the games
when we get cold it's a sight to behold as we watch the flames
Track Name: Make it Last
i was trained to be a priest
alone a grownup in the east
and i offended many gods
because i made them fall apart

and there is nothing i can do
to make it be a part of you
there is solace in the past
as long as we keep dreaming and observing
that there's other denizens who make it last

i was trained to be a soldier
it's off the record, but i told you
and i can hold many grudges
regardless of what it touches
as other denizens can make it last

there's other denizens to make it last

if it wasn't for the money i'd be your friend
wait till sun come down
and i didn't find it funny the first time we met
so you put another penny on the crown

and i was trained to be a victim
there's nothing left for me to do
here in the vessel i get sick in
i'm sick of me i'm sick of you
Track Name: Catharsis
they told me not to come here
as i would lose my way clear
they told me not to stray far
i would be the last straw
i gave my best to fit into the plan
just to move aside and miss again

i stopped to feel

they told me not to speak loud
explained that i should be proud of
the things that i was born with
can not hold up to scorn with
i gave my best to fit into the corner
just to be a parasite and mourn her

i stopped to feel

the told me not to mourn here
i would catch a thorn here
told me not to fight fair
i would have no right there
told me how to run far
i would just be sub par

and i stopped to feel

and if there's anything left
it will wither and die
wither and i know
and if there's anything left
it will wither and die
wither and i know

because i tried

i stopped to feel
Track Name: Hunters
thunder roars and i will never fall asleep
when the hunter calls and i will have to hide in leaves

run for as long as you can

as you're starting to see
things differently
and the stars above
they're yours and ours

i've been sewing on a different kind of seam
when the hunter's heightened senses hear a silent scream
is it you or just another call to arms
because yonder fathers cry over their dying sons

as you're starting to speak
at a different speed
and the stars above
they're yours and ours

run for as long as you can

i've heard stories of a different kind of night
when the hunters paint their worries in the firelight
and the shadows cast are promises of better days
as the fire lasts for ages where the hunters lay

as you're starting to see
things differently
and the stars above
they're yours and ours

as you're starting to speak
at a different speed
and the night is too dark
and the light is too far

they're yours and ours