LYRICs

 
 

Light Goes Out

All I wanna say are the only words with any meaning yeah
And I feel that way even though there's some who feel nothing at all
But we're not like that, and you know and you know we got our reasons
We've never been like that cuz there ain't no safety where they sink and so
Don't let 'em shake you up so easy, no
They'll never shake us off so easy, oh
All I wanna say are the only words with any meaning yeah
And I'll be that way till the light goes

So familiar with the abstract, ever out of reach and the pattern of it all
From the colors and the cast-outs to the unknown, I could never turn it off
I kept up with the verses in my head, running right along beside them all day
At some point, well I found myself wondering if I was even running or just
running away.

I wanna live an honest life, wanna make myself right for whatever's gonna come
I see no purpose in avoiding the struggle inside like it isn't going on
Some say that you're probably better off, so ignore it anytime that you can
But how it is we'd be better off for it, really, I don't understand.
I won't ever understand.

I See More

The light of day, it made its move through a crack
of darkness that had lost its will to deflect
the fight that it won so easily back
when things were getting old

And when this happened I was weighed, I was worn
out of some malleable pose I had sworn
to never end up in again, as it turns, out now,
I know that I was wrong

Still I see more

And in the fog of what's been had and rehashed
there lying still like some appeal in my path
whatever's left, it's yours to take. Have it back. My place
was right here all along

But if you ever feel an urge to reflect
or even notice any light that's been shed
I know you'd probably rather wait there instead
and hope for how it was before

Still I see more

Spread out your losses, part of the process
really it's okay, really it's okay
spread out your losses part of the process
I'll be on your side, I'll be on your side

No Pressure

The day I left
my past behind me at the gate
I ended up
in such an unfamiliar place

And what I saw / of the mess they made
so many lines / not a word to say
I couldn't turn it off / so I had to turn away

I never wanted
that jilted version of the truth
and everything they fought for
they wanted me to fight for too

Here's what I said / to the ones I faced
if you're coming in then there's a price to pay
you can take it up / but you can't take it away

I see the whites of their eyes through the cracks of my fence
and I wonder how long it'll take
for them to gather up whatever nerve they got
we'll be the wall they hit
lay them to waist

Big Idea

You got your big idea
I got my big idea
and anyone who wants to stay can stay
if they can find a reason

Your line around the corner
My line is turning over
And I don't need to see the light of day
to feel it on my shoulder

And all of my ins are on the outside
And I want you all to notice…cuz I have no will to hide

With only dark around me
so cold I couldn't ever
manage to see the curtains draw their weight
around me like a sweater

And hold all my memories of shelter
beside me like a furnace, either way I choose to turn

And leave me out, so long, I doubt I'm ever gonna be  
so picked apart and practiced at the art of never changing
and it's all so much, the weight, the words, to resonate
I finally have I finally have
alright already
so much for the rest

The Weight Below

I know I know, the weight below making you cautious
pulling you aside pulling everything inside of you out in the out in the open

And I wanted to be a reason to keep the light on
or maybe incentive, a peaceful impression to keep going

Should I should I reflect or try moving about it
cuz I don't wanna pause, though I never was immune to imagine
how it could be different

Part of me knows if I just let it go I'd be alright
the other was hoping for some sort of reason to keep trying

But wait a minute
give us your patience
consider us all once in a while
And the weight that we left behind
we're all better off without it
and it ain't even worth our time
so I ain't gonna worry about it
as long as we're still here

OVER IT

I'm over it, I'm over it, I'm over it, uh huh
even in my apartment
with the noise of the freeway
and I feel so separate
yet I feel no shame

I'm over it, I'm over it, I'm over it, uh huh
all they tell me is progress
I don't want any part of
and I feel no remorse
no, I feel no shame

Found it, and it's all
just as we thought it should be
waited up forever or what seemed like it to me
And I have no remorse for the way that I am anymore
No I feel no shame
If you want you could just look away.

Our Demons

Far off from that shady past, ascending up those stairs
I finally heard a voice of reason
that I hadn't heard in years, despite
your efforts to convince me
that there wasn't nothing there
I finally faced my intuition after all

But I remember waking up and walking
through that snow with you
my mind was almost static
in all that winter cold, and for
the sake of preservation, 
I pretended not to notice that
my interests played no part in your design

But we're not so different you and I
You got your reasons for avoiding your demons
and I know I got mine

So watch out for those predators, they got
fear inside their hearts
They're sure to spot you from a distance
and tear your flesh apart and then get angry
cuz you're tracking all your blood across their floor
well we don't need those contradictions anymore

We're not so different you and I
You got your reasons for avoiding your demons
and I know I got mine

Ante Up

I see whites in the eyes of the lawless
creeping in through the cracks of my fence
I wanna shake them off, I'm gonna pay them their dues
Cuz after me, they're coming after you

But I don't know if I can wait 'til then
Where I'm at, I'm gonna be until the end
And with a little unrest, they're sure to turn around and go
Cuz they don't believe what they pretend to know

And the ones who relate are the ones who will take it up

I got a life in the breeze and the branches
Shake the leaves to make a presence known
Well, it's a curious path to be had by a few
But it's enough for me if it's enough for you

And the ones who relate are the ones who will take it up

Ante up, won't you ante up / come and lay your future in this earth and mud
Ante up, won't you ante up / leave it all behind and stay for good

Calamity is Overrated

Through the flurry I saw trouble come
Then the smoke that rose like signals,
telling me something was off
So you can wait around however long it
takes to see so for yourself      
Or gather what you want and come along

Because a pause is the only time it takes
For them to get a jump on us
So if you're staying in, you best be braced
But if you're coming out then let's just go

But I can see an opening from here
and the the sound of so many voices,
making the rest disappear
And everything that came before this
serves no purpose, 
let's get one thing straight:
Our past is in the ashes, are we clear?

Cuz where we were there was no cause
worthy of a sacrifice
I tell you that there's still hope now
But it was never there, so here we go…..

free from the undertow
I ain't ever gonna go down

These Ravines

These ravines were here before us
so make your case from on your patio
we'll be thorough in ignoring it all
And it makes no difference what you say
cuz we never listen and we're sure to be
safe as always from your patio calls

And it's ours - to explore how we want to explore
there's a reason we're out here
but you have no use
So go back to wherever you came from before
and remember your manners cuz someday we're sure to be...

Ashes ashes
everyone and whatever's left is
better off in the world without us,
here to squander it all

So it makes no difference
what you say to us
we don't even take you serious
safe as always from your patio calls

And it's ours - to relate how we want to relate
there's a reason we're in it but you
have no use, so go back to whatever
you were doing before you decided to speak
and remember your manners or we'll overshadow you all

DivisionarY

Do the right thing do the right thing
do it all the time do it all the time
make yourself right, never mind them
don't you know you're not the only one suffering

I see you up again wandering so diligently
crossing your t's as though it weren't irrelevant
they say formality, this is what they really meant:
they can be the walk and we can be the pavement

Do the right thing do the right thing
do it all the time do it all the time
make yourself right, never mind them
don't you know you're not the only one suffering

So what you're up against all the disingenuous
They wave you along and say there's always room for us
But we know better than that to take'em serious. 
Still don't let'em make you bitter in the process

And when the light is up, this is how oughta be
We'll make it alright, they'll come around eventually
They say it's nothing but that ain't the reality
They may take us on but they can never take us easy

Cuz they ain't moving, they're just moving around
So if you love yourself, you better get out now

Do the right thing do the right thing
do it all the time do it all the time
make yourself right, never mind them
don't you know you're not the only one suffering