B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-'90s and soon signed to his Real World label. His debut, Big City Streets, was released in 1997 and was practically unnoticed. Not discouraged by industry politics, the native of Akron, OH, continued to make music and dove into his Earth-inspired abstract art. His eclectic brooding is similar to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joe Henry, and the late Jeff Buckley. He doesn't stick to one sound, for his time spent with Gabriel exposed his musical styles to a global palette. Arthur participated in Gabriel's annual WOMAD shows and spent the latter part of the '90s on the road with residency tours in the Northeast and Northwest, which included opening dates for labelmates Ben Harper and Gomez.

In 1999, Arthur released the seven-song EP Vacancy, in which he received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package, thanks to his design with co-art director Zachary Larner. Following brief critical acclaim, Arthur released his sophomore effort, Come to Where I'm From, on Virgin a year later. The album showed Arthur's musical fondness for basic country-rock and Americana. He spent summer 2000 headlining club dates across North America and additional opening dates with The The followed that fall. Two years later, Arthur issued the four-EP series Junkyard Hearts, a precursor to his third opus, Redemption Son. North American dates with Tracy Chapman followed in summer 2003, then one year later the critically acclaimed Our Shadows Will Remain appeared. After starting his own label, Lonely Astronaut (distributed by Sony), Arthur published a collection of his artwork entitled We Almost Made It, complete with a mostly instrumental accompaniment, The Invisible Parade, in the spring of 2006. A few months later fans were greeted with his fifth record, Nuclear Daydream, as well as a tour that featured Arthur with a full live band, something he had never done before. Arthur also provided vocals on "Sublime," from the Twilight Singers' iTunes-only five-song EP A Stitch in Time. In April 2007, he released Let's Just Be, his second album with his own label, with help from his Lonely Astronaut band



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Vacancy EP
- 1999-05-11 -

Hang Around Here
Bed Of Nails
Prison
Making Mistakes
Vacancy
Crying On Sunday
Toxic Angel
Hidden track


Junkyard Hearts I & II
- 2002-02-15 -

The Coldest Sea
This Heart Will Swallow Us
Jumping In With You
Take Me Back Home
Hold On Dear
Marmalade Eyes
Queen of Brooklyn
Glue Sniffer
Dear Lord
Bill Wilson
Tiny Echoes


Junkyard Hearts III & IV
- 2002-03-15 -

Space Needle
Be My Friend
The Termite Song
Favourite Girl
Crackerjack Box
Voices Will Fight
Still the Same
In the Middle of the Night

 


Could we survive EP
- 2008-03-18 -



Rages Of Babylon
Morning Cup
Shadows Of Lies
Could We Survive
Walk Away
King Of The Pavement

Crazy Rain EP
- 2008-04-15 -



Killer's Knife
Nothin 2 Hide

I Wanna Get You Alone

Radio Euphoria
Dream Of The Eternal Life
I Come Down
Nobody Make It Home
Hunter

 


Vagabond Skies EP
- 2008-05-13 -



Slow Me Down
Even When Yer Blue
Pretty Good Company
She Paints Me Gold
Second Sight
It's Too Late

Foreign Girls EP
- 2008-07-08 -

Foreign Girls
Candy And Cars
Lovely Cost
Stay
The Killer
New Satisfaction


Morning Star
- 2017-06-23 - Redemption's son 15th Anniversary



Ghost
Downtown
Pictures Of A Life
Forgive Your Heart
Afraid To Feel
Cracking Heart
Secret Ghost
Cinderella Under Glass
Morning Star

Non Albums Tracks #1
- Misc -

A Good Friend Of Mine
And The Night Goes On
Anywhere with You
Build back up
 California
Chapter 4
Chapter 15
Chapter 19
Coast Of High Barbary
Cocaine blind
Dark Forces
Freeze You Out
Glasspipe
Hallelujah
Heavy Bullets
I donated myself to the mexican army
If Yer Afraid
I'm In Your Life
In The Distance
Jump Out Boy
Last Train To Ithaca

Look At Me


Non Albums Tracks #1
- Misc -

Magic Chances Us All
More To Give
My home is in your head
One By One
Papa
Real as Rain
Robin
Saviour of the Sun
Say Goodbye
Ski Or Snowboard
So Far Away
Straw Dogs
The Other Side
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
Up To Me
Wait and see
When the moon hits the sun
Where Is My Van
Wild Horses
You May Go
You're so true


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Vacancy

*** Thanx a lot to Christophe for these lyrics ***

Hang around here

Your tongue is a razor blade
(should be) careful of the things you say
('cause you) you speak your mind at me all day
(of stitching) of stitching up the games we play

Hey yeah, don't have to hang around here
Hang around here
I keep getting left behind

Hey yeah, don't have to hang around here
Hang around here
I'll go someplace I can't be found

I'll hang like my picture of you
The one I took of you coming down
Your sitting on the sideways chair
My feet never touch the ground

Hey yeah, don't have to hang around here
Hang around here
I keep getting left behind

Hey yeah, don't have to hang around here
Hang around here
I'll go someplace I can't be found
I'll go someplace I can't be found
I'll go someplace I can't be found
I'll go someplace I can't be found

Bed of nails

In the past I'm burning in the flame of hope
Trouble come and turn me into solid smoke
In your bar I drink until I can't stand up
Your drowning heart in the bottom of my cup

You are hurting but you are learning
I'm still burning while I'm living
In my own world
On a bed of nails

No one here I would even think to trust
I would disappear but someone just stole my crutch
You're not here but then again you're nowhere else
In the spinning chair melting all around yourself

You are hurting but you are learning
I'm still burning but you are living
In your own world
On a bed of nails
In your own world
On a bed of nails

Prison

Help me find a reason
In my darkest time
To open up my heart
And survive
Help me gain my vision
As I stand here blind
Looking out for a place to be
Helpless and free
Where no one will recognize me

A prison inside myself
I look at you
I think I need your help
To make it through
Can you find the reason
To put it down
But you love the poison
You found
And all that you've been using
To get you through
Soon you'll see
That it was using you
A prison inside myself...

Making mistakes

I can't feel now anybody
Buried under who I am
Just another one of many
Wishing we could start again
Making mistakes
To kill some time
Waking up with the shakes
And a poisoned mind
I know that you might not feel the way I do
Still I hope you're going to come around

I don't need an explanation
Walking through your junkyard
I've reached the bottom of addiction
Just to make it to where we are
Lying on a killing floor
With a frozen spine
Back to where I was before
Only worse this time
I know that you might not feel the way I do
Still I hope you're going to come around

I've been locked up with my shadow
Bouncing off these crazy walls
Surrounded by all kinds of darkness
Praying for a light to fall
So if forgiveness avoids you
And all your love is soft like clay
I hope you will think to call me
You know I would be on my way
Making mistakes
Across state lines
Sweeping up the dirt
In my broken mind
I know that you might not feel the way I do
Still I hope you're going to come around
What I hope you're going to come around
And I hope you're going to come around

Vacancy

I know you're always alone
Looking for someone, a home
Don't wait for me
I'll be all right
In the ocean of your mind

I know I've seen better days
Walking through life like a maze
But I can see
You'll be alright
In the ocean of my mind

Turn on your light
Shining vacancy
With you I'm lost
Like a shell in the sea
But I'll pray for you
I hope you will pray for me

I know you're always alone
Looking for someone, a home
I know you're always alone
Looking for someone, a home
Don't wait for me
I'll be all right
In the ocean of your mind
And you'll be alright
In the ocean of my mind

Crying on sunday

Crying on Sunday
After church
To wake up on Monday
Everything's worse
Forgive me on Tuesday
Or live with the curse
Of crying on Sunday
After church

We believe in redemption
Yet we follow regrets
To the ones we are trying always to love
And respect

Crying on Sunday
The virgin gave birth
To wake up on Monday
Without her purse
Destroy me on Tuesday
I only get worse
For crying on Sunday
After church

I've never been so sure of love - love
I've never been so sure of love - love
I've never been so sure of love - love
I've never been so sure of love - love

We believe in redemption
But we follow regret
To the ones we are trying always to love
And respect

Crying on Sunday
After church
To wake up on Monday
Everything still hurts
Forgive me on Tuesday
Or be damned with the curse
Of crying on Sunday
After church

Toxic angel

Cold hearts pound all around
But I found my angel
In the desert looking all around
For someone to strangle
In chains
Like a mad dog barking over what you've done
So strange
That the one you need is the one you shun

Could you follow me down
With a love like yours
I don't know if I'm able
To keep my feet on the ground
With a mind like mine you know it's never stable

Are you near
Are you near
Are you near
Are you near

All my dreams underneath the ground
But I found my angel
Kicked off of the merry-go-round
By some toxic stranger
In pain
Like the way you feel when you know you can't complain
So strange
That the one who saved you is the one you still blame

Could you follow me down
With a love like yours
I don't know if I'm able
To keep my feet on the ground
With a mind like mine you know it's never stable

Hidden track

I'm going out tonight
(repeat again and again)

 Junkyard Hearts I & II

The coldest sea

Have you always been a refugee
Going back from where you came
And even though you are much older now
In your heart you feel the same

Tell me how you used to be
Swimming in the coldest sea
And if you hide your memory
Could you open up your heart
To a world that tore you apart

To a world that tore you 
And you always follow everyone 
Never wanting to stand by 
And every time there was 
You tried to run 
And it helped you fall in love 

Tell me all you use to be 
Swimming in the coldest sea 
And if you hide your memory 
Could you open up your heart
To a world that tore you apart 
To a world that tore you 

This heart will swallow us

Until i wake myself 
I'm only sleeping 
Like the darkness waiting for the touch love bears 
Dream beyond the sunrise 
Live within a prayer 
This heart will swallow us 
This heart will swallow us 

Will you give yourself up to the savior 
Or will you drink from the cup of your madness? 
To feel the devils pleasure 
Burning your way into this place 
This heart will swallow us 
This heart will swallow us 
No one else 
Can save you 

Jumping in with you

Help me after the travelling 
Come back through 
Help me after the travelling 
Glad i missed you 

Down by the lake 
In your heart 
I'm making it too 
Down by the lake 
In your heart 
Jumping in with you 

Help me after my money's spent 
Come back through 
Help me after the travelling 
Come down next to you 
Lie down next to you 

Down by the lake 
In your heart 
I'm making it too 
Down by the lake 
In your heart 
Jumping in with you 

I' m still in love with you 

Take me back home

Take me back home now 
Take me back...

Hold on dear

Hold on dear 
Let me wipe away your weeping eyes 
I love you 
Even in a wind thats cold as ice 

No rule can make you stay 
My soul can make you stay 
No more time 

My eyes can see 
Where your gonna hide 
I love you 
Even though your dreams 
Have stolen my nights 

No rule can make you stay 
My soul can make you stay 
There's no more time 

Marmalade eyes

Don't want to be your airplane 
Flying you around the world 
Giving you something to believe 
After your dreams have gone to bed 

Seeing mama's marmalade eyes 
Lighting up the sky 
You could feel her 
Heavenly hard 
Beating on the eye 

Don't want to be a boogieman 
Looking for a place to hide 
Hoping that you turn out the lights 
So i could crawl into your mind 

Seeing mama's marmalade eyes 
Lighting up the sky 
You could feel her 
Heavenly hard 
Beating on the eye 

Don't want to be a greyhound bus 
Taking you in the night to find a city you can trust 
To make all the wrong seem right 

Queen of Brooklyn

Beautiful Woman 
Waves of my ocean 
Forget about love 
It's too early for us 
And it's so hard to trust 
With a heart of dust 

We don't ever want to fight 
From the feelings that 
Break us down in the night 
After we have shown each other 
A fragile light 
We don't ever want to fight 

Powerful woman 
Queen of Brooklyn 
I know who you are we made it this far 
And we both had to starve 
To feel our hearts 

We don't want to fight 
From the feelings that break us 
Down in the night 
After we have shown each other 
A fragile light 
We don't ever want to fight 

Glue Sniffer

Can i open up my heart 
You can't hear this sound 
I can tell you never cared 
About yourself 

When i open up my heart 
You can't hear this sound 
And I kept you inside 
I can tell you never cared 
About yourself 

Dear Lord

I can't take what's going on
With my friends and family
I can't take what's going on
Baby with you and me

I'm sorry for the things I've done
I'm sorry for wanting to run
But dear Lord when you did not come
My faith was gone

With this world gone to hell
And my freedom locked away in jail
Lord it's become so hard to tell
If you're there at all

I'm sorry for the things I've done
I'm sorry for wanting to run
But dear Lord when you did not come
My faith was none

Fail me and I won't need to shout
When I turn your water into wine
Fail me and I won't need to shout
When I turn your water into wine

Is there a chance to be redeemed
Is there another night to dream
Lord are you somewhere unseen
I believe you are

I'm sorry for the things I've done
I'm sorry for wanting to run
But dear Lord when you did not come
My faith was born

Fail me and I won't need to shout
When I turn your water into wine
Fail me and I won't need to shout
When I turn your water into wine

Bill Wilson

All my junkie friends are getting straight jobs
Trading in their hearts for second place
Everybody on this planet is lost
I feel like Bill Wilson broke my legs
Oh my darling how come you look nervous
Is it 'cause my lips are turning blue
I can tell that you don't think I'm worthless
I wish I could think the way you do

I don't want to party anymore than I have
I just want to make it
In your world
Make it in your world

Everyone says I should get a sponsor
Someone I can call on everyday
Tell him everything that I've been thinking
Throw my poison flowers on his grave
It's been so long since I've made a meeting
Cause they always say the same thing twice
I guess I would rather just be myself
Instead of always trying to get nice

I don't want to party anymore than I have
I just want to make it
In your world
Make it in your world

In this room the wheelchairs are on fire
People here are made of ice and salt
Raising hands in brave communication
Breaking over what the public thought
Afterwards we count our time like money
Holding hands in circles made of prayer
When you're with them you feel like your family
But when you're gone it's like you were never there

I don't want to party anymore than I have
I just want to make it
In your world
Make it in your world

Tiny Echoes

Sometimes I feel like giving up
Giving in to the dark
Sometimes I feel like crying out
Trying to speak from my heart

I wish you could hold me here
Give a reason what it's for
I would try to become pure
A tiny echo of the lord

Sometimes I feel like loving you
Is all I have holding on
And sometimes I feel like letting go
But it's a gift to be born

I wish you could hold me here
Give a reason what it's for
I would try to become pure
A tiny echo of the lord

Junkyard Hearts III & IV

Space needle

Hey Mama 
Whatcha doing in Seattle 
With a needle 
Shooting up into the sky 
We quit smoking 
On our way up from Portland 
But we had to start again to get us by 

No one knows which way it's gonna go 
We just keep showing up 
Never asking why 
Not quite sure where we've been before 
We just keep growing up 
In order to survive 

With Lisa 
Getting to be vicious 
You could see the damage blowing in her eyes 
And Eric 
Pretending not to see us 
He's adding up statistics in his mind 

To Vancouver 
Where we had to cross the border 
So we ditched our shit
Somewhere along the I-5 
Were tired 
Cause we spent the whole night wired 
With Jane's Addiction 
Blasting down the alpine 

No one knows which way it's gonna go 
We just keep showing up 
Never asking why 
Not quite sure where we've been before 
We just keep growing up 
In order to survive 

Hey Mama 
Whatcha doing in Seattle 
With a needle 
Shooting up into the sky 
Sky
Sky
Sky

*** Thanx a lot to Nicole who corrected this one ***

Be my friend

I want you to be my friend 
I want you to act nice 
I want you to be my friend 
I want you to act nice 

I want to live in the country 
I want you to be my friend 

Bankrupt on the ball 
Bankrupt on the eight ball 

The termite song

I couldn't make it up as we go along
I don't have any words to put into your song
Looking through the junkyard of your heart
I need to find an engine for my car
I don't know where you are
I don't know where you are
When I drive, when I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

And though I really tried I've never have been good
And for my missing heart I carved one out of wood
Now I see the termites crawling in on me
And after they are finished I wonder where you'll be
I wonder where you'll be
I wonder where you'll be
When I drive, when I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

You never have been young
you never have been sane
And though you say that you don't care
In your eyes I see the shame
Looking through the window of your mind
I see a lonely shadow running out of time
Running out time, running out of time
When I drive, when I drive around the bend
Singing bye, bye, bye, bye

*** Thanx a lot to Susana for this one ***

Favourite girl

In your version of this world
You're everybody's favorite girl
But that don't mean I'll be the victim
Of any pain you are inflicting today

I don't know what I should do
I've been so happy
Being unhappy with you
But I've just had a revelation
My heart's been dying of starvation and I need
Somebody who will feed me

And if salvation only comes when you fall
Oh Lord
It's so hard for me to believe
Oh Lord
I'm still waiting for you to call
Oh Lord
Trapped inside my memory
Oh Lord

Pretending to be
Someone you know nothing about
Oh I wish you were
Someone I knew nothing about

You're looking for any explanation
Your words they only find a meaning in between
What's real and what will only ever be
Your dream

And if salvation only comes when you fall
Oh Lord
It's so hard for me to believe
Oh Lord
I'm still waiting for you to call
Oh Lord
Trapped inside my misery
Oh Lord

Will salvation only come if I fall ?
If I fall ?

Crackerjack Box

Hey 
We almost died
On our way to Toronto
The plane was shaking all around
I put my teeth in my heart
And my dreams
Back on the ground

Hey
We almost lived
In love with each other
My heart was shaking all around
I put my teeth in a plane and I prayed
It would never come back down

Hey
My daddy said
"One thing you can count on
Is things will change"
And he was right
Though I never realized
It would be the light
Fading from your eyes
And if we could re-live
All those wonderful times
Maybe I would appreciate you more

Babe
That's how it goes
Licking a tattoo
From a crakerjack box
Put it on my wrist
And wish it was LSD
So I could melt myself into infinity
And recapture this lost humanity
Or even maybe
Turn into a crocodile
See you later alligator

Voices will fight

And where we live 
Is where we hide 
Cause we can't forgive 
What's inside 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 

In the night 
Voices will fight 
Voices of shadows 
And the runaways 
Running from love 
And every sorrow left behind 

And when we wake up 
It's already dark 
And i touch your face 
To feel your heart 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 
We have sweet love 

In the night 
Voices will fight 
Voices of shadows 
And the runaways 
Running from love 
And every sorrow left behind 

Still the same

No religion is gonna cure you of your pain
Life is a terminal condition
And we all must repeat
It's old refrain

You're still the same
Oh how much have you changed
Now you're still the same

There ain't no drug
That's gonna give you another start
And there ain't no great love
That's gonna find the missing pieces
Of your heart

You're still the same
Oh how much have you changed
Now you're still the same

You're following yourself
Into an empty space
There is nobody else
Left in your hiding place

Cause you're still the same
Oh how much have you changed
Now you're still the same
Now you're still the same

In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night 
I can feel the sun 
In the middle of the night 
I think we'll vow our love 
It's a terrible secret 
That i keep from you 
I vacate my soul on the broken hearted avenue. 

We could begin 
We could begin 
We could begin again 
After the end 

In the middle of the night 
My heart is never free 
In the middle of the night 
The truth is easy to see 
If i could hold you 
Now i would never let you go 
But I'm all alone 
Knowing that you reap what you sow 

We could begin 
We could begin 
We could begin again 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 

In the middle of the night 
I think you're following me 
In the middle of the night 
In the doorway of my memory 
I ask how everything is going for you 
Between is a wall 
Both our hearts see through 

We could begin 
We could begin 
We could begin again 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 

In the middle of the night 
Is when i start to cry 
In the middle of the night 
I throw a prayer for you 
Across the sky 
It's a terrible secret 
That i kept from you 
I vacated my soul on the broken hearted avenue 

We could begin 
We could begin 
We could begin again 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 
After the end 

Could we survive EP

Rages Of Babylon

Another time happened before
Fighting in a rich man's war
Blood can't fill oceans of sand
I no longer possess my hand
Or my mind
Or my heart
Or my will

Do you notice when we are gone
Through the rages of Babylon
To protect the land of the free
Will my family remember me

Is my home this ugly place
When will darkness reveal his face
To feed the mouth of misery
They ship our bones across the sea
And our lives
And our love
And our kids

Do you notice when we are gone
Through the rages of Babylon
To protect the land of the free
Will my family remember me
Will my family remember me

Now my wife says she can't see
Another time to lay with me
As the bombs fall overhead
If I'm not I wish I was dead
In my mind
In my heart
In my will

Do you notice when we are gone
Through the rages of Babylon
To protect the land of the free
Will my family remember me

Do you notice when we are gone
Through the rages of Babylon
To protect the land of the free
Will my family remember me
Will my family remember me
Will my family remember me
Will my family remember me

Morning Cup

Because I love these people
I wanted you to stay
Can we now surrender
The games we used to play
Won't it all come back to
The will to love and treat you right
Ability to hold you
Anytime day and night

And I suppose it's up to you
Drinking a morning cup

Give up your soldiers
The battle has been won
You fell so far upwards
You fell into the sun
Yesterday's over
So different from today
When nothing is hidden
There's no reason not to stay

And I suppose it's up to you
Drinking a morning cup
And I suppose it's up to you
Drinking a morning cup

Taking the long way
To where you were before
Your shadow keeps turning
The knob of every door
But none of them open
You're disappearing now
You'll always be lost here
And finding yourself somehow

And I suppose it's up to you
Drinking a morning cup
And I suppose it's up to you
Drinking a morning cup

Because I love these people
I wanted you to stay

Shadows Of Lies

Lying next to you at night when you're sleeping
Wishing I could join you on the other side
When you shake I wonder what are you dreaming
In the dead of night there's no place I can hide

With wide open eyes in the dark
Shadows of lies on my heart

The moon it bleeds through winter's window freezing
My memories play movies in my mind
As sorrow sings for my child in Ohio
The nighttime brings every demon it can find

With wide open eyes in the dark
Shadows of lies on my heart

And when you're dreaming
I'm running through your veins
And when I am dreaming
You're running through my veins

And when you are dreaming
I am running through your veins
And when I am dreaming
You're running through my veins

Lying next to you at night when you're sleeping
Wishing I could join you on the other side
When you shake I wonder what are you dreaming
In the dead of night there's no place I can hide

With wide open eyes in the dark
Shadows of lies on my heart
On my heart
On my heart
On my heart

Could We Survive

Hallelujah, stop and stare
When will Jesus find us here
Could we survive
How can you pretend to know
Who you are or where you will go
When you just get by

And dream, dream all the time away
And dream, dream all your time away

My father's mother sings this song
My mother's father's gone beyond
The clouds, the rain
They protect me from above
I can feel their tender love
When I'm in pain

And dream, dream all the time away
And dream, dream all the time away

Walk Away

So long
You went alone
Holding on
To what you'll never know

Who were you
Pretending you should be
Never enough
Of who you thought you'd be

You walk away
You want to walk away
You want to walk away
From who you are

You look away
For some eyes always see
Far beyond
Your reality

Look within
Into the universe
Ask yourself
If you belong to this

You walk away
You want to walk away
You want to walk away
From who you are

King Of The Pavement

The gods can hear me sing
From inside the basement
It's good to be King
King of the pavement

Our friendship is pure
Like lights inside us pouring
I knew you before
But never in the morning

It's good to be King
King of the pavement
But you can't kiss my ring
Down in the basement

Our spirits will soar
My soul needs a cleansing
I want to explore
Being forgiven

We lay down at night
In darkness together
The moon and you fight
To capture forever

The gods can hear me sing
From inside my basement
It's good to be King
King of the pavement

Crazy Rain EP

Killer's Knife

Wanna feel your heartbeat
On the ocean line
Wanna feel your heartbeat
Right next to mine

There's so many motions
To the dance we do
I regret my past
Without you

Oh, ah, you
'Til the night turns blue
Oh, ah, you
'Til the night turns blue
'Til the night turns blue

On the way to mercy
Followed by the dead
On the way to mercy
In the leper's head

In the after hours
And in the after life
As we bloom like flowers
Into the killer's knife
Into the killer's knife

Oh, ah, you
'Til the night turns blue
Oh, ah, you
'Til the night turns blue
'Til the night turns blue

Radio Euphoria

It's a lark when you're looking good
Boys and girls, they both getta load of you
It's safe to stay/say, we're/where afraid
I think it's strange when you say you're gonna go to bed
And it's only 5 o'clock - p.m.

You always look the same now
Always out in the rain somehow

Let the lights shine on our soul
And set the dial to Radio Euphoria
I like to hold you in the freezing cold
It's a lot like life when I want a kiss
I always thought you were my saving grace
But that was a different kind of face you had
And you can't get it back
No you never get it back
No you can't get it back
No you never get it back

You always look the same now
Always out in the rain somehow
You always look the same now
Always out in the rain somehow
Always out in the crazy rain
Always out in the crazy rain

Dream Of The Eternal Life

You got lost
Now you're scared
Because if you pay the cost
You won't be here

Dream of the eternal life
Where you're from
Riddled with the will to survive
Everyone

And now you don't believe
Freedom's coming
Because you've been deceived
And you still keep running

Dream of the eternal life
Where you're from
Riddled with the will to survive
Everyone

Dream of the eternal life
Where you're from
Riddled with the will to survive
Everyone

I Come Down

I come down
And don't know
Who I was
Or where I was

I come down
And the tattoos
Of distant avenues
Litter my skin
Like the junk of fallen thieves

I come down
And I have myself
Been crucified
Against myself

Once again
On my knees
Once again
On my knees
Once again
On my knees
Once again
On my knees
Once again
On my knees

I come down
I come down

I come down
And belief is a residue
Of everything seeming man made
And none too pure

I come down
A cadaver
Hanging there in thin air
Like so many forgotten sons
Or bugs who just float thru thin air

I come down
And don't know
Who I was

Writing and saying things
That resemble
Just because
A madman
A saint
A trickster
A megalomaniac
A poet
And even
A human being
And even
A human being

On my knees
On my knees
On my knees
Once again

On my knees
On my knees
On my knees
Once again

Nobody Make It Home

Nobody make it home
Nobody survive
You're still runnin' scared
'Cause you got no place to hide

And your walls are thin
And your life is so fucked up
And your eyes are dim
And your mind is wasted

Save me

Nobody make it home
Nobody survive
You're still runnin' scared
'Cause you got no place to hide

And your walls are thin
And your life is so fucked up
And your eyes are dim
And your mind is wasted

Save me

Nobody make it home
Nobody survive
You're still runnin' scared
'Cause you got no place to hide

Hide, hide, hide, hide

Hunter

You couldn't hang
With your pain
You shot yourself
In the brain

You couldn't lie
Wave goodbye
You couldn't cry
Anymore

You couldn't fall
Against the wall
You couldn't call
Anyone

You couldn't hang
With your pain
Shot yourself
In the brain

You couldn't hang
With your pain
Shot yourself
In the brain

Vagabond Skies EP

Slow Me Down

Don't know where I'm going
Don't know what I'm trying to find
Wish you could come with me
To the spaceship in my mind

You
Slow me down
And I can't wait
For you
Slow me down
And I can't wait
For you

You can't take it easy
All the people you conceal
Judgement day is coming
Everything will be revealed

You
Slow me down
And I can't wait
For you
Slow me down
And I can't wait
For you

Even When Yer Blue

You take a stand
On everything you do
But if you reach out your hand
I come to you

And when you are sad
Remember no one gets it easy
And though it ain't half bad
Still no one's gonna right your wrong
Find you a home
Soften up your heart of stone
Even when you're blue

Everyone's got
Something to hide
Quit being who you are not
On the inside

And when you are sad
Remember no one gets it easy
And though you ain't half bad
Still no one's gonna right your wrong
Find you a home
Soften up your heart of stone
Even when you're blue

I come to you
I come to you
I come to you

Where will you go
Creeping past
This life seems to move slow
But it's over so fast

And when you are sad
Remember no one gets it easy
And though you ain't half bad
Still no one's gonna right your wrong
Find you a home
Soften up your heart of stone
Even when you're blue

Pretty Good Company

In the dark
I wait for you to come
The knife in your back
Ain't as sharp as your tongue
Ain't it funny
All the ways we run
First for the love
Then the money, then the spirit in the sun

You're pretty good company
A fire in the sky
And when you lie down next to me
My heart goes wild

How can we tell
Which one of us is sane
Mechanical beasts
Turning pleasure into pain
Riddle me this
What the hell's your name
Then give me a kiss
From the middle of your flame

You're pretty good company
A fire in the sky
And when you lie down next to me
My heart goes wild

Feel, feel, feel...

She Paints Me Gold

She paints me gold
When I'm asleep
She paints me gold
And follows me

And I'm never alone
And I'm never alone

We kiss God together
Our love is real forever

And I'm never alone
And I'm never alone

She paints me gold
When I'm awake
She paints me gold
And I believe

That I'm never alone
And I'm never alone

Second Sight

When I
Pray for you
It's true
'Cos I'm
In the dark
But I see the light
And even if it's only in my mind
I know how to fight
For a second sight

Run away ...
Run back down the aisle (?)

When I
Pray for you
It's true
'Cos I'm
In the dark
But I see the light
And even if it's only in my mind
I know how to fight
For a second sight

Run away ...
Run back down the aisle (?)

It's Too Late

If I tell you what's on my mind
Don't know if I want to
What could you tell me to make me feel fine
Riding up on your high horse

I've been wondering all of the time
Looking for something to fill up
Swallows start from below underground
And invented the spill up

It's too late
Every time I try to tell you how I feel
It's too late
By the time you listen none of it is still real
It's too late
Every time I try to tell you how I feel
It's too late
By the time you listen none of it is still real

One dime and I could make a call
If I had any number
One lie (?) would cushion the fall
Of looking for a new lover

The sad markets are burning the prize (?)
And the children are captive
And almost create something to die
Have you created the angels

It's too late
Every time I try to tell you how I feel
It's too late
By the time you listen none of it is still real
It's too late
Every time I try to tell you how I feel
It's too late
By the time you listen none of it is still real

Foreign Girls EP

Foreign Girls

Foreign girls
In New York
Sit and smoke
Smoke and talk
Looking for
Dudes and lust
Looking for
A cherry bust
Foreign girls
With speedy tongue
Old enough
But still too young

Foreign girls
Foreign girls

Foreign girls
Plan to drink
Musica and
Lust won't think
Foreign girls
With ripped jeans
They've read about
New York scenes
Foreign girls
Sit and smoke
Perfume kiss
Could make you choke
Show their legs
And glance around
Looking for a thrill
Downtown

Foreign girls
Foreign girls
Foreign girls
Foreign girls

Everybody loves
Foreign girls
Everybody wants
Foreign girls

Foreign girls
Young and old
Foreign girls
Bought and sold
Foreign girls
Hot and cold
Foreign girls
Made of gold

Everybody loves
Foreign girls
Everybody wants
Foreign girls
Everybody hates
Foreign girls

Foreign girls
Foreign girls
Foreign girls
Foreign girls

Candy And Cars

All the time driving (in) candy and cars
Looking at photographs (moving) the stars
Following spider webs spun around Mars

I was (a leaf?)
You were (in charge)
An elegant (fear/feel)
Looking for bars

Living in lonely worlds where we could fight
Arguing who is (the) dark and who is the light/right
'til I jumped (on/in) your car deep in the night

Until you would scream
Get out of my sight
I know you burn
Impossibly bright
When will you learn

Maybe your love is like gas on a rose/road
Throwing down matchbook stalks/souls that (are) already froze
Unless you say differently I guess I'll pretend

Nobody knows
What you are/were like
Without any clothes
What you are/were like
When you're not (froze)

Lovely Cost

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

And I needed to get hit (heat?) back
Cause I knew that they would hunt me down
Even friends sometimes attack
When they know there's no one else is around

Such a lovely cost
I only want to dance with you
And if you feel you're lost
Remember I'll be finding you

And the speakers drink champagne
And the judges all so drunk with me
And I was dancing in their love
As the women face up to their need

Such a lovely cost
I only want to dance with you
And if you feel you're lost
Remember I'll be finding you

Such a lovely cost
I only want to dance with you
And if you feel you're lost
Remember I'll be finding you

Stay

Do not go / You will not go
(I) Want you to stay
Want you to stay
Want you to stay

Do not go / You will not go
Want you to stay
Want you to stay
Want you to stay

And I love you (doll)
Like the dog/dark loves the night (a fight/bite)
Love you 'til the morning come
In the endless night

Do not go / You will not go
Want you to stay
Want you to stay
Want you to stay

Do not go / You will not go
Want you to stay
Want you to stay
Want you to stay

And I love you (doll)
Like the dog/dark loves the night (dark love the light?)
Love you 'til the morning come
In the endless night

The Killer

I've got nothing to justify
Wing and a prayer (Wingin' a prayer)
If you saw me then testify
Say I was there

I want you to feel alive
I want you to feel alive
Inside your (brain/grave/jail?)

Judge come down with my punishment
Guilty as sin
Lethal injection of government
Sticking it in

I want you to feel alive
I want you to feel alive
Inside your (brain/grave/jail?)

If you saw me then testify
Say I was there
There's no Jesus to crucify
Anywhere

I want you to feel alive
I want you to feel alive
I want you to feel alive
I want you to feel alive
Inside your (brain/grave/jail?)

New Satisfaction

I don't want to get angry
In life
Ain't it like on the TV
Oh no
If you think you could feed me
Your dream

Give me back your satisfaction
Let me into your sympathy
Give me back your satisfaction
Let me into your sympathy

I don't want to get angry
In life
Ain't it like on the TV
Oh no
If you think you could show me
Your dream

Give me back your satisfaction
Let me into your sympathy
Give me back your satisfaction
Let me into your sympathy

Morning Star

*** Thanx a lot to Helen/@junkyard_h for these lyrics ***

Ghost

Inside my heart
There is a God
There is a God
He is not dead
He is not dead

And in this big world
Everyone's lost
Everyone's lost
Forget what you read
Forget what you read

I touch your face with my fingertips
Deep in the night I tell you what I miss
The sound of your voice steals my viciousness
I lose myself every time we kiss

Inside my dream
There is a ghost
There is a ghost
Inside my dream
Inside my dream

You always knew
Just what he needs
Just what he needs
You always knew
You always knew

I touch your face with my fingertips
The sound of your voice steals my viciousness
Deep in the night I tell you what I miss
And I lose myself every time we kiss

Downtown

Do you even know what you'd see
Over the walls of your misery
Behind them
A world keeps passing you by

Do you even know who you are
If you could see underneath your scars
You act like
A vacuum turned to the sky
Inhaling
Any dirt that floats by

And I feel like I'm losing my way
Downtown every night looking for my fire
Yeah I feel like I'm losing my way
I'm older

In my dream you asked me why
Love should be blind opening your eyes
It was a nightmare
Like a neon sign in the sky

I woke up from that tragedy
Only to find you next to me
Still sleeping
Like all the secrets inside
I'm keeping
Next to my alibi

And I feel like I'm losing my way
Downtown every night looking for my fire
Yeah I feel like I'm losing my way
I'm older

Angel every day (and the devil every day/night)
Oh Lord

(You know that) I feel like I'm losing my way
Downtown every night looking for my fire
Yeah I feel like I'm losing my way
I'm older

I feel like I'm losing my way
Downtown every night looking for my fire
Yeah I feel like I'm losing my way
I'm older

Pictures Of A Life

Walk down the street
Along the harbor
She's next to me holding
A rose I bought her
And I
See everything

This is the life
This is the life
I'm glad I met you
Glad I met you

I have a friend but he's
More like my brother
We always laugh whenever
We are together
Oh I
I can't explain

This is the life
This is the life
Glad I met you
Glad to know you
Glad I met you

Forgive Your Heart

I was watching the beggar's dream
I was looking at my own heart
I saw the snake of you
I saw the monster's face

Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart

I was watching the killer
I was looking at my mind
I saw the ghost of my father
Burning down the walls of time

Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart
All the way
Try to forgive your heart
All the way

Afraid To Feel

I see you outside
You're looking in
(Over me, downtown/downtime, I can feel)
And in my own head
I can hear you say/sigh
(Make a change, outside, outside)
I touch the window
You go away
(Over me, outside outside)
I look with my hands
Don't feel a thing
(Over you, I see, over you)

You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(You're afraid, you're afraid)
You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(You're afraid, you're afraid)
To feel

The pushing back home/all/hope/of
What I believe in
(Over me, God guide us through this)
And living by eye
All I can see
(Over/open, broke down, broke down)
I drift in and out
Pills swallowing
(I would die, I feel, express this ???)
It's taking/taken my bones
'Til I can float
(Float away, float away, float away)

You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(You're afraid, you're afraid)
You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(You're afraid, you're afraid)

You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(you're afraid, you're afraid)
You're afraid to feel
You're afraid to feel
(you're afraid, you're afraid)
To feel

Cracking Heart

I must have
A cracking heart
'Cause I feel closest to you
When we are apart
I want to love you
But I am afraid to start

There's a sad song
On the radio
We both listen
Like it was us it was written for
A streetlight through your window
That puts our shadows on your wall

I am empty pass me by
I am empty pass me by
I am empty pass me by
I am empty pass me

I can feel you
Thinking about me
It should be so simple
But that's the hardest thing to believe
'Cause when you touch me
Something won't let me be free

I am empty pass me
I am empty pass me by
I am empty pass me by
I am empty pass me by

Secret Ghost

What if dreams were held for ransom
By an angel flying over you
Would you pay for a chance to have one
Even if it meant you'd be untrue

To be held by the ocean
From what you fear
You're a secret ghost
You're a clouded notion
In my atmosphere

What if you were always running
And always coming back to where you've been
Would you stop and change direction
Even if it took you to the end

To be held by the ocean
From what you fear
You're a secret ghost
You're a clouded notion
In my atmosphere

(find a way home / find a way)

In the night why aren't you sleeping
Why are you afraid to close your eyes
No one's here, to whom are you speaking
Who do you expect will sympathize

To be held by the ocean
From what you fear
You're a secret ghost
You're a clouded notion
In my atmosphere

To be held by the ocean
From what you fear
You're a secret ghost
You're a clouded notion
In my atmosphere

Cinderella Under Glass

Cinderella under glass
I thought you knew nothing could last
And all the darkness that you see
Out of your eyes will always bleed

And I know that you can't open up
Yes I know that you can't open up
And I know that you can't open up
And I know that you can't open up

Cinderella under glass
Don't you know nothing here will last
And all the darkness that you see
Under the truth will always be

And I know that you can't open up
Yes I know that you can't open up
And I know that you can't open up
And I know that you can't open up

Morning Star

Sweet Linda
God forgives you
He's on your side
Your sun dying
Babe we all got something to hide

But you won't even talk now
Oh, you're frozen inside
You think no one needs you
Babe, you're wrong now, confide

Sweet Linda
God forgives you
For what you've done
He don't want you to suffer
Take your place now under the sun

But you won't even talk now
Oh, you're frozen inside
You think no one needs you
Babe, you're wrong now, confide

And pray
To the Morning Star
It's over you anywhere you are

And pray
That it helps you through
Gonna make it to a better place to be

Non Albums Tracks

A Good Friend Of Mine

( Unreleased / Live 2007 )

In a hungry time
In the middle whirl (?)
Pearls before swine
In the dark a girl
Where are you this time
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

In a haunted light
Will you take my call
I can't win this fight
Unless you take a fall
Where you are this time
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

Love is our war
And a poltergeist
You always want some more
More truth than lies
Where are you this time
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine
I consider you to be
A good friend of mine

And The Night Goes On

( Exclusive iTunes song for the UK release of Our Shadows Will Remain )

With the weight of the world I can't get on
Dying of this thirst drinking from your cup
Let me be the first one
To say good-bye
From the depths that you plunge
To get high

Look into your eyes nothing is real
Why do you pretend that you still feel/fear
Let me be the first one
To say hello
To the space that you will leave
When you go

Walk away
Over me
From your pain you are free
No one has to know
Where we have been
We don't have to trust us all
Or pretend

From the highways of lonely kinda years have lost
And for the minutes of pleasure no matter what they cost
Let me be the first one
To say good-bye
From the depths that you will plunge
To get high

Walk away
Over me
From your pain you are free
No one has to know
Where you have been
You will have to trust us all
Or pretend

And the night goes on

Anywhere with you

( And the Thieves Are Gone EP - 2004 )  

Check

Belief is just a residue
Of things you heard when the pain was clear
You've been traveling so far
Only to find out you're still nowhere near

You're the creator of the gods
And the whores of Babylon
Most just want your money
But one or two will kill you for a song

Singing to the drifter
Singing to the banker and the maid
Singing to the sling shots
Singing to the diamond and the blade

And the thieves are gone
And the thieves
And the thieves are gone
Ready to go anywhere
Anywhere with you
And we sing this song over over
With you my love

Shouting at the fire engines
Rolling down Jefferson at dawn
Everyone corrupted
Looking like there's nowhere to belong

I see your eyes are spinning
Swallowing the world the way it blooms
The walls begin to dance
And your thoughts begin appearing in balloons

Silhouetted strangers sugar-coat servants at the scene
As the beggars beating butchers betting back the bread the bank bribed you to bring
And trucks with number flames roll undisturbed through Greenhill, so will I
You're trying to nurse the spirit but it's enough for most just to survive

And their eyes are gone
I'm ready to go anywhere
Anywhere with you
As we sing this song over over
With you my love

Someone needs an operator
Someone else is broken on the road
And one bomb loves itself too much
Never got around to explode

Games and animators saying
We'll be forgiven in due time
But has there always been an alligator
Biting off the heads of those who shine

Nothing here is real
And nothing here holds any true weight
Heading out of Troutville
Bleeding hands reaching for the bait

Pull me from the stream
And I will flap like danger in the air
And as you're driving by the accident
Each of you will stop and stare

I'm sending you a postcard
I'm ready to go anywhere
Anywhere with you
As we sing this song over over
With you my love

I'm sending you a postcard
But I am nowhere
And you are nowhere too
Well I don't have a stamp
So I'll just burn it if it's all the same to you

It held no information
Cause every word that's spoken is a lie
For you were never born
So there is no way you will ever die

What's the use of feeling for someone
That you made up in your mind
You dream that you are lost
And you imagine that there is a you to find

But there just ain't nobody
No savior, no heaven and no hell
Just a load of broken junk
You're looking for an idiot to sell

Your life it doesn't work
But you've resigned yourself to live it to the end
The way you look so calm
But no one seems to notice so you just pretend

Then you get depressed
I'm ready to go anywhere
Anywhere with you
As we sing this song over over
With you my love

Then you get depressed
So you find yourself a doctor and a pill
To make the lie more comfortable
And make believe you're following your will

Build back up

The mayor is nervous
He's trying to clear the street
His people dead buried underneath concrete
No one knows exactly what it's all about
The firefighters can't put this fire out

We build back up (2x)
You can't destroy our love
New York is tough

The Twin Towers aren't here anymore
We fell down with them through the clouds unto the floor
Praying that things could go back as they were before
The hate and evil dragged us underneath the war

We build back up (2x)
You can't destroy our love
New York is tough

There's no survivors underneath the devastation
And now their families wait forever at the station
White noise is the only explanation
For destruction trying to swallow up creation

We build back up (2x)
You can't destroy our love
New York is tough

We build back up (2x)
You can't destroy our love
New York is tough

California

( Rusty Water Bootleg )

Well I tried to hold you
But you could not be held
I had to let you go

Maybe I still don't know you
But I am waitin' for you
To make it back here on your own

California's not my home
I'll still be here when you're gone

And I tried to warn you
But you did not believe me
When I said I should never drink

So when we tried one own
All of my anger poured out
Like rusty water from a tortured sink

Oh darling please forgive me
Sometimes I lose my temper
I regret everything I said

But it's so hard for me not
To become aggravated
From all the noise ya put in my head

California's not my home
I'll still be here when you're gone

I hope you keep in mind
A soul evolves through time
And people they can change

I wish we could rewind
When love becomes unkind
I know it's strange

Arrested for my crime
I'm serving up this time
Feels like a million days

I hope you keep in mind
A soul evolves through time
And people they can change

I know you lost respect but
Somehow I'll get it back
This time I'm really gettin' clean

And now I know for sure
Those things I thought before
Were just the voice of my disease

California's not my home
I'll still be here when you're gone

California's not my home
I'll still be here when you're gone

Chapter 4

 ( The Invisible Parade LP )

Hello brother, Hello sister
Hello
Care and share, love and give
Apply it
In your very own life

Our truth is one, paths are many

Mohammed
Mohammed and Jesus
Are one and the same spirit
Expresses itself

Delight in humanity in the name of
That which is supposed to unite us

One and the same spirit
Mohammed and Jesus
They want us all to be together

The sages and the prophets
Who gave us these beautiful paths
Who are dividing us
They want us all to be together

Oh Mohammed
Hello Mohammed, Hello Jesus
Hello Mohammed, Hello Jesus

Wherever you go, say:
"We look different
But we are all one in spirit"

Hello brother, Hello sister

Wherever you go
We look different
But we are all one in spirit

Wherever you go, say:
"We look different
But we are all one in spirit"

Hello brother, Hello sister
Care and share, love and give
Apply it
In your very own life
Apply it

Hello Jesus, Hello Mohammed
There is no need to claim
That only one should be worshipped
There is no need to claim
That only one should be worshipped

Chapter 15

 ( The Invisible Parade LP )

I want to wake up
I want you to wake up
I want us to start a revolution
I want to wake as a soldier of mercy
A merchant of peace
A bringer of glory
And a keeper of faith
I want fear to dissolve
And I want to honor the voice of God
Which I hear clearly now
Telling me happiness is mine
Peace is ours
And joy will bloom in every heart that beats
On this strange rock
Heated so delicately by a flame which rages deep in space
A flame of unknown origin
A flame like the heart of God
A gift of mystery and passion
A bringer of life
A protector
A nurturer
A mother and father a sister and brother
A flame which exists in consciousness
A flame which I ignited before the beginning of time
Before I created this mind
Which can only feel its heat as a dream
And sees its opposite glow on the moon
Which guides the tide of the waters
From which we were born
We are water and we are fire
We are the earth and we are the air
God is mercy
We give ourselves
When we wake up
We are one
God is mercy
We give ourselves
When we wake up
We are one
When we wake up
We are one

Chapter 19

 ( The Invisible Parade LP )

I saw a nail driven into his hand
I was close to it
I saw the flesh cave and the blood leak around the edges of the nail
I saw a nail driven into his feet
And into his other hand
His face flew into my heart
I begged for salvation
I begged to be forgiven
I said I love you
To his impossible light
I saw the crown of thorns forced onto his head
I saw the blood drip into his eyes
I saw him naked and exposed
And displayed on the cross
I could feel what he felt
I could feel that salvation has a weighty price

I could feel that salvation has a weighty price
And that my soul is lost
Then I was with my guru
An african tribesman
I loved him
With a love that wasn't human
He was everything to me
He said its simple. I love you
Then he disintegrated
His body blew away into the wind
And his skull fell to the ground
But he appeared again as spirit
He was showing me that he was not his body
Then I was a corpse
My bones and dusts of skin
Lying in the desert
My spirit still trying to exist
In this motionless pit
I was illuminated
I was not my body
My body was blown away by the wind
Then I was asked where love comes from

I was not my body
My body was blown away by the wind
Then I was asked where love comes from
The emotion of love
Separate from your animal self
I saw love as a spirit
Which is my nature
Love can save me
I heard myself say I love you
Over and over
To this formless presence that was with me
I love you so much
I felt protected
I felt safe
I was outside my body
I saw my body function as an animal
And I realized that this is not me
But knowing what I was went so far beyond comprehension that I couldn't take it

An animal
And I realized that this is not me
But knowing what I was went so far beyond comprehension that I couldn't take it
I opened my eyes
I saw the african statue of two heads connected in a kiss that blended faces
I was on a trampoline
I was falling so fast and so far
I was going into hell
I was falling thru fire
Nothing could save me
I prayed earnestly
I hit the trampoline
I flew up so far
Into the sky out of the atmosphere
Deep into space and then some place beyond space
I touched him again and then I fell again
All the way back down
And then I went all the way up again
And I saw a painting I made of Cerise
She appeared as an angel of mercy
I closed my eyes
I saw my dark nature
My greedy conniving lying self with red lips and plastic body melt away in damnation
I begged again to be saved
I begged again to be forgiven
I was stripped away of everything
I was laid bare
I was naked in a hot room
With a fan blowing on me
My hands were holding each other over my chest
And I was praying
I was humbled
I saw a cartoon version of my heart
Beat outside of my body
Which was covered in white healing light
And mending my smoky throat
I love you
Is my mantra
I love you
Is my home

Coast Of High Barbary

( Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys )

There were two lofty ships
From old England came
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
One was the Prince of Luther
And the other Prince of Wales
A-cruisin' down along the coast
Of High Barbary

"Aloft there, aloft there"
Our jolly bosun cried
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
"Look ahead, look astern,
Look to weather an' a-lee"
Look down along the coast
Of High Barbary

"There's naught upon the stern
There's naught upon our lee
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
But there's a lofty ship to wind'ard
An' she's sailin' fast and free"
Down along the coast
Of High Barbary

"Oh hail her, oh hail her"
Our gallant captain cried
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
"Are you a man-o-war,
A privateer or a merchant ship?" said he
A-cruisin' down along the coast
Of High Barbary

"Oh, I'm not a man-o-war
A privateer," said he
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
"But I am salt sea pirate
All a-looking for my fee"
Down along the coast
Of High Barbary

For Broadside, for broadside
A long time we lay
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
UnTil the Prince of Luther
Shot the pirate's mast away
Down along the coast
Of High Barbary

"Oh quarter, oh quarter"
Those pirates they did cry
Blow high, blow low
And so sail we
But the answer that we gave them
Was we sank 'em in the sea
A-cruisin' down along the coast
Of High Barbary

A-cruisin' down along the coast
Of High Barbary

A-cruisin' down along the coast
Of High Barbary

Cocaine blind

( In the Sun EP )

Cocaine blind in Times Square
The dark sun shines
Found you there

So alone, it's hard to go home, baby
Skin and bones is all you are now, baby

Been a ghost all your life
Now you're lost in the night

So alone, it's hard to go home, baby
Skin and bones is all you are now, baby

Dark Forces

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

Crazy
I'm going crazy
Dark forces read the sign
Your voices fill my mind

Heartbeat
Skip another heartbeat
Tough choices far behind
Get back now some other time

Hold on
Can you hold on ?
Feed back, come through the light
Here now, it's always night

And I'm looking for a dream to have
I'm coming back for you
And I'm never gonna be the same again

Baby I'm looking for a dream to have
I'm coming back for you
And I'm never gonna be the same again

Freeze You Out

( Rusty Water Bootleg )

Hey babe
Love alone's not keeping you with me
You need someone touching you so deep
Just one more dependency you feed
Under secret lock and key

Cause I've been opened up
But I need to go away and freeze you out
Of my heart

I know that you're weak but I pick you up each time
You've been falling down too much

You take too much of my energy
It's fake
What you call reality
I hate
Swallowin' your misery
You break
Every time I move
To Leave

Cause I've been opened up
But I need to go away and freeze you out
Of my heart

I know that you're weak but I pick you up each time
You've been falling down too much

I wish you were courageous
I need to try to change
Your misery's contagious
I got to get away

I wish you were courageous
I have to try to change
Your misery's contagious
I got to get away

Cause I've been opened up
But I need to go away and freeze you out
Of my heart
And I know that you're weak but I pick you up each time
You've been falling down too much

Glasspipe

Say your prayers, a flicker on your candle
I see my baby, she's lying on your table
Got my glass pipe filled
So I know my mind will be still until tomorrow
Dancing and singing with you

Get out of your bed and up to your window
Get out of your head and out of your shadow
Outside of your window
It's the sun that's bringing your kingdom into bloom
Get up to your window
And away from all those shadows in your room

Hey, what if the damage was surrendered?
And what if the sacrifice was butchered?
Would the gods then smile on our crops
And bring us gold?

Got my glass pipe filled
So I know my mind will be still until tomorrow
Dancing and singing with you

Hallelujah

( Leonard Cohen cover / Deliver Us From Evil OST )

Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Heavy Bullets

( Chemical EP )

Hey man, there's a revolution over here
I feel heavy bullets flying through the air

We can fly high together
'Cause I know that you could never be
Less than free

You know I will try to be here if you come
I trust you will be behind me if I fall

We can fly high together
'Cause I know that you could never be
Less than free

Hey man, there's a revolution over here
I feel heavy bullets flying through the air

We can fly high together
'Cause I know that you could never be
Less and free

I donated myself to the mexican army

I donated myself to the Mexican army
We were ten thousand guns shooting into the night
Turning screams into sand and sand into blood
And murdering darkness with fire and light

I don't know where we're going from here
I'm just following orders
I don't know how we'll conquer the king
This ain't my revolution

Out in the field there's no such thing as mercy
We bloom through the night into flowers of death
"I don't believe anything that I’ve said"
Jesus was heard saying under his breath

I don't know where we're going from here
I'm just following orders
I don't know how we'll conquer the king
This ain't my revolution

I donated myself to the Mexican army
I gave all my love to a Mexican whore
I gave her my dreams and I gave her my money
I buried my family under her floor

I don't know where we're going from here
I'm just following orders
I don't know how we'll conquer the king
This ain't my revolution

I wish I believed in divine destinations
I wish I believed in a world made of light
But needles are biding the arms of salvation
And the Mexican army is trained and ready to fight

I don't know where we're going from here
I'm just following orders
I don't know how we'll conquer the king
This ain't my revolution

I don't know where we're going from here
I'm just following orders
I don't know how we'll conquer the king
This ain't my revolution

If Yer Afraid

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

You crawl inside
I wanted you to leave
Because you love me
And I can't hide

If yer afraid
To be apart
You got your own self
To save

Follow the endless night
Believe in the dawn's first light
There's no one else you can fight

Your eyes are soft
But you can see
There ain't no real life
In memories

When we are gone
An empty room goes
With the light left
By our ghosts

Follow the endless night
Believe in the dawn's first light
There's no one else you can fight

I'm In Your Life

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

I've been thinking 'bout my friends now gone
I'm in your life
Seems like yesterday when they sailed along

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

If I jump into the deepest sea
I'm in your life
Would you promise to look out for me?

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

Hey don't drop into the ocean
I'm in your life
Hey don't drop into the ocean
I'm in your life
Hey don't drop into the ocean
I'm in your life
Hey don't drop into the ocean

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

I'm in your life
I'm in your life
I'm in your life and I'm real

In The Distance

( Rusty Water Bootleg )

You never let them make you a slave
I throw this flower on your grave
In the distance I could see the setting sun
I know some day I won't fear anyone

You were your own enemy
You never let yourself get free
In the distance I can see the horses run
I hope somehow you have found where you belong

In your oh so lonely heart
In your desert burned my car
All alone your love is strange
No one knows/goes you got/gone so far

You know I didn't kiss you days/daze
A soul like yours is hard to tame
In the distance I could see the danger come
No one witnessed when they came to take you home

In the distance I can see the setting sun
I know some day I won't fear anyone

Jump Out Boy

( Can't Exist 7'' Single )

Avoid me, avoid me
You have a monkey heart
You lost your angel eyes
Someone must've ripped your face apart

Just like a jump out boy
You snap a gun in my face
Just like a jump out boy
You're chasin' what you waste

Criss-cross me, criss-cross me
You have a leper's soul
You took your final chance
You took your final chance

Just like a jump out boy
You snap a gun in my face
Just like a jump out boy

Sling-shot me, sling-shot me
I used to speak to you
But you have broken down
On every follow-through

Just like a jump out boy
You snap a gun in my face
Just like a jump out boy
You're chasin' what you waste
Just like a jump out boy

Destroy me, destroy me
You have a razor tongue
You never did receive
The calling to become

Just like a jump out boy
You snap a gun in my face
Just like a jump out boy
You're chasin' what you waste
Just like a jump out boy

So here I stand accused
You try to slit my throat
So here I stand accused
You're just a dirty goat

Just like a jump out boy
You snap a gun in my face
Just like a jump out boy
You're chasin' what you waste
Just like a jump out boy

Last Train To Ithaca

( Hurricane Katrina Benefit Song )

What is it you're born to lose
When you're just like the rest of us
Just like the rest of us

There's really nothing you can lose
On the last train to Ithaca
Last train to Ithaca

This light
This light is the devil's smoke
On the year we choke
This light
This light is a needle mark
The forgotten spark

Everybody lost their home
In a wind named Katrina
Wind named Katrina

I wonder what it was he saw
Through the eye of a hurricane
Eye of a hurricane

This light
This light is the devil's smoke
On the year we choke
This light
This light is a needle mark
The forgotten spark

Look At Me

( John Lennon cover / Recorded exclusively for Q Magazine )

Look at me
What am I supposed to be?
What am I supposed to be?
Look at me
What am I supposed to be?
What am I supposed to be?
Look at me
Oh my love oh my love

Here I am
What am I supposed to do?
What am I supposed to do?
Here I am
What can I do for you?
What can I do for you?
Here I am
Oh my love oh my love
Look at me, oh please look at me, my love
Here I am - oh my love

Who am I?
Nobody knows but me
Nobody knows but me
Who am I?
Nobody else can see
Just you and me
Who are we
Oh my love oh my love

Magic Chances Us All

( J.A Myspace )

Oh
I love you guys

The magic chances it all
I give beauty
All that I can
Don't even know what fear is
To be free
Free
Free

I love me
I love god
God is me
I am the witness
I am wilted
Bloomed and broken
Healed and transfixed
Do your thing
The magic chances it all
Yeah

The magic chances us all
God loves me
He woke me up
My brain is a hatching seed
My brain is his alibi
But he loves me
He let's me bee
He let's me be
He let's me see
There is a flower of fire
Speaking from my head
A bliss electric wire
Spinning and red
It says
God loves you
He woke you up

Now you are a zoo
A leper and a priest
A pilgrim and a poser and a bowlful of yeast
God loves me
He woke me up
Spit flames in my brain
To help the hatching seed
There is a crucifix and a bottle of wine
Which used to be water turning into blood
Growing from the flower of love
There is a minnow and a shark
A monkey and a bark
A building and a park
And an elegant spark
In the flower
Chancing us all
Someone said
Yer a genius
But God woke me up
My head split open with a burning flower
In the sky
Licking the sky
He danced for me
I saw him dance for me
I saw him dance for me
Then I was sure of his love
He told me to say
That I am awake
He told me to say
That I am an earthquake
And he chances us all
He told me to say
That I am awake
He told me to say
That I am an earthquake
And the magic chances us all

We could be heart bubbles
I am enlightened
This is a love poem to all of you
And it chances us all
I am god
I love you
I am
Heart bubbles
Goodnight
Hello
We are free
I am the sun
And it chances us all
Well
Beauty is my name
Love is my name
Truth is my name
Love is my name
Yeah
It chances us all
And you know now
Truth is my name
Love is my name
Pain is my name
Shame is my name
We are heart bubbles
And it chances us all

Sex sex sex sex sex sex chances us all
Death death breath breath death chances us all

God is in love with me
I am everything
We are freedom
You are me
We are one
Chances us all
Yeah

Big kiss
From the sky
Big kiss
Evil eye
Dream
A solid bliss
Dream
Yeah
He chances us all

Well
Big kiss
From the sky
Big kiss
Evil eye
Dream
A solid bliss
Dream
And you know
He chances us all

And you know
Big kiss
From the sky
Big kiss
Evil eye
Dream
A solid bliss
Dream
Well he chances us all

Big kiss
From the sky
Big kiss
Evil eye
Dream
A solid bliss
Dream
Yeah
He chances us all

Abwoon abwoon abwoon chances us all
Abwoon abwoon abwoon chances us all

More To Give

( Can't Exist 7'' Single )

You were made for me
From the finest yarn
I hope I will see
Who you really are

Touched by light and love
Cracking over scar
When you need a place
All you have to do is call

Cause there always more to give
You have so much in your life
Please don't be afraid to live
To surrender to the night

When the dancers flash
Their last victory smile
You are not alone
You are with them in this dream

Cause there always more to give
You have so much in your life
Please don't be afraid to live
To surrender to the night

It's all in your mind / You are not alone

My home is in your head

( And the Thieves Are Gone EP - 2004 )  

You want to be free
Don't act like it's bad
I'm already dead
My home is your head

Hey you and me
Can get what we need
Hey you and me
Can get what we need

You're a suicide
Only out for revenge
You can't control my mind
If I don't believe you're gonna try

Hey you and me
Can get what we need
Hey you and me
Can get what we need

You want to be free
Don't act like it's bad
I'm already dead
My home is your head

Hey you and me
Can get what we need
Hey you and me
Can get what we need

Help me I'm jumping around
Forgive me
Oh please forgive me

One By One

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

Nights like this gets twisted
When the light hits the frame
If you don't wanna be resisted
It's good to feel your pain

Smile when the camera holds you
With its evil knife
Burn your edges and make your mark
With the gift of your life

You always look at me
And then you look away
As I pretend to stay

Mannequins drinking bourbon
On a street with the same name
Little kids singing songs
Before they find out about the flame

One by one they tear stars out of the sky
And one by one throw them back
'cept for now there's a wish behind each
As one by one they turn black

You always look at me
And then you look away
As I pretend to stay

One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
To go back there now
One by one they turn black

One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
To go back there now
One by one they turn black

I can't hear you darling
Underneath your strange cough
Wearing your skin-tight outfit
Only you could pull off

It's hard to know where you're going
Or even where you stand
When you're running or you're burning out
In the promised land

Roses fill up dusty glasses
Drunk in the lungs of your dreams
Blooming inside cadavers dancing
And zombies coming clean

One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
We are too late
One by one they turn black
To go back there now
One by one they turn black...

One by one they turn black
One by one they turn black
One by one they turn black
One by one they turn black

Papa

( And the Thieves Are Gone EP - 2004 )

I
Needed you to love me
But you
Did not know how to love

Papa
You've been gone too long
And papa
Oh I'm so glad you're home

You
Were living in a separate world
I
Tried so hard to impress you

Papa
You've been here before
And papa
Oh I'm not as strong as you are

I can finally see you
Looking through your eyes
I will try to honour you
With my life

Papa
You've been gone too long
And papa
Oh I'm so glad you're home

Real as rain

( And the Thieves Are Gone EP - 2004 )  

If I show you who I am
Would you stay?
It's not hard to understand
Why you went away

Reaching out for love
To feel a hide out in your heart
And steal a graceful hand to hold
And help me to regain control
Real as any rain

Must there always be a prayer
To buy or sell
Pretending you were never there
As you crawl out of yourself

Reaching out for love
To feel a hide out in your heart
And steal a graceful hand to hold
And help me to regain control
Real as any rain

And I watched you come
And I watched you turn away
With seagulls flying all along the shore
Asking you to stay

Something's always gonna come
Between me and you
Both of us know how to run
More than follow through

Reaching out for love
To feel a hide out in your heart
And steal a graceful hand to hold
And help me to regain control
Real as any rain

All your rain's gonna come down
Child of your pain
All our rain's gonna come down
Real as any rain

Robin

(Robin Williams Tribute)

You started out on Ork
A cosmic jet fueled dork
And I would love it when you
Visited us on happy days
Only you could know
The witness of your show
A brain made up of sadness
And electric rays
Good morning Vietnam
Must’ve been your truest song
For in you was a war you’d always wage
The hunting of good will
The laughs would never fill
Your hunger for the dream
To turn the page

Oh Robin you flew
And now robin you fly
To places we can’t see or yet conceive
The joy that you gave
We know now was brave
To be free and yet
Remain still a slave

The fisher king was you
Those of us never knew
That your demons hadn’t yet been tamed
You hid in the storm
Of laughter so warm
Hard to see that the source
Was still maimed
Awakenings will come
But the sadness goes on
And age will come down on us all
The dead poets you loved
Wrote of it as they shoved
Light into the darkness of the fall

Oh Robin you flew
And now robin you fly
To places we can’t see or yet conceive
The joy that you gave
We know now was brave
To be free and yet remain
Still a slave

Saviour of the sun

( And the Thieves Are Gone EP - 2004 )

She became the servant of the moon

She represents with binocular eyes
All of the London crowd
The affectionate zombies weep and cry
Whenever she leaves town

Abused and fucked up
Under the knife
Wearing a mini skirt
Painting her lips in the museum of her strife
Where she worships, how she hurts

No one was waiting for her love
She was the savior of the sun
And through the thinnest needle
Slipped into a cocoon
Where she became the servant of the moon

She was half starved up in her head
With an inward gaze
She could paint your portrait as you bled
And expect your praise

Like a desert spider
She will burn
Burn in the sky
She is more beautiful than anything
When she cries

No one was waiting for her love
She was the savior of the sun
And through the thinnest needle
Slipped into a cocoon
Where she became the servant of the moon

Say Goodbye

( Unreleased / Live 2007 )

If you're going leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

Can't help but be a liar, sayin' we'll never die
but you should say goodbye
you should say goodbye

You left on a cold afternoon
bringing winter to the month of June
Here for a while, now you're gone too soon
Like a hidden flower that forgot to bloom

If you're going to leave, you should say good bye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

I know it's gettin' harder every time you cry
But you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

You burnt the sun and broke the moon
I can still see you lying in an empty room
The letter you left me was laced with your perfume
Like a butterfly tryin' to fly back into her cocoon

If you're going to leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

If you're going to leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

If you're going to leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

If you're going to leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

If you're going to leave, you should say goodbye
You should say goodbye
You should say goodbye

Ski Or Snowboard

( Come to where I'm from Bonus track )

I've been on the mourn
In my war
Trouble has begun, oh
Hey, it's a revolution
Forgive and forget
A kind of isolation
That you can never admit
Time to become the other one

Not yet become time to become the other one
Not yet begun time to become the other one
Not yet begun

So Far Away

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

Looking from my window
There's a graveyard in my view
Fresh flowers on a tombstone
Is the way I feel for you
I miss you
And I wish you were near
Lord, you're so far away
Oh no it's just another day
Away

Black birds flying from the trees
Disappear into the sky
I wish that I could join them
But I've forgotten how to fly without you
And I wish you were near
You're so far away
Oh Lord it's just another day
Away

I've got to stay inside my mind
I've got to stay inside my mind
Or I will lose you
For a second time
You're so far away

Scattered around my room
Is the junkyard of our life
Things I forgot to throw away
Ganging up now to twist the knife
When I need you
And I wish you were near
Oh you're so far away
Oh no it's just another day
Away
Away
Away

Straw Dogs

( Unreleased / josepharthur.tumblr.com )

Death is what you came for
Death is what you paid for
Again
Riding on your white horse
Underneath the black night
Of your sin
Into the air
I can
Find a friend

I don't care if I never see your face again
I can
Find a friend
I don't care if I never see your face again

Death is what you came for
Death is what you paid for
Again
And you're riding on your white horse
Underneath the cold black night
Of your sin
Into the air
Where I can
Find my friend

I don't care if I never see your face again
I can
Find my friend
I don't care if I never see your face again

Is what you came for
Death is what you paid for
Again
Again
Riding on your white horse
Underneath the black night
Of your sin
Into the air

The Other Side

( In the sun EP )

Let go of your fear
Live life everywhere

We are born on the other side
With the night, with the night raging in

Come on out from where you hide
We will be, we will be born again

In God I will trust
Let love be with us

We are born on the other side
With the night, with the night raging in

Come on out from where you hide
We will be, we will be born again (3x)

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

( The Smiths / Sweetheart Compilation - 2005 )

Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
And they're young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one
Anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people
And I want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh please don't drop me home
Because it's not my home, It's their home
And I'm welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere
I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
But then a strange fear gripped me
And I just couldn't ask

Take me out tonight
Oh take me anywhere
I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one
Oh, I haven't got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine

There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

Up To Me

( Bob Dylan cover / The Times they are a Changin LP, A Tribute To Bob Dylan volume 3 )

Everything went from bad to worse, money never changed a thing
Death kept followin', trackin' us down, at least I heard your bluebird sing
Now somebody's got to show their hand, time is an enemy
I know you're long gone
I guess it must be up to me

If I'd thought about it I never would've done it
I guess I would've let it slide
If I'd lived my life by what others were thinkin'
The heart inside me would've died
I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity
Someone had to reach for the risin' star
I guess it was up to me

Oh, the Union Central is pullin' out and the orchids are in bloom
I've only got me one good shirt left and it smells of stale perfume
In fourteen months I've only smiled once and I didn't do it consciously
Somebody's got to find your trail
I guess it must be up to me

It was like a revelation when you betrayed me with your touch
I'd just about convinced myself that nothin' had changed that much
The old Rounder in the iron mask slipped me the master key
Somebody had to unlock your heart
He said it was up to me

Well, I watched you slowly disappear down into the officers' club
I would've followed you in the door but I didn't have a ticket stub
So I waited all night 'til the break of day, hopin' one of us could get free
When the dawn came over the river bridge
I knew it was up to me

Oh, the only decent thing I did when I worked as a postal clerk
Was to haul your picture down off the wall near the cage where I used to work
Was I a fool or not to try to protect your identity?
You looked a little burned out, my friend
I thought it might be up to me

Well, I met somebody face to face and I had to remove my hat
She's everything I need and love but I can't be swayed by that
It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be
But she ain't a-gonna make me move
I guess it must be up to me

We heard the Sermon on the Mount and I knew it was too complex
It didn't amount to anything more than what the broken glass reflects
When you bite off more than you can chew you pay the penalty
Somebody's got to tell the tale
I guess it must be up to me

Well, Dupree came in pimpin' tonight to the Thunderbird Cafe
Crystal wanted to talk to him, I had to look the other way
Well, I just can't rest without you, love, I need your company
But you ain't a-gonna cross the line
I guess it must be up to me

There's a note left in the bottle, you can give it to Estelle
She's the one you been wond'rin' about, but there's really nothin' much to tell
We both heard voices for a while, now the rest is history
Somebody's got to cry some tears
I guess it must be up to me

So go on, boys, and play your hands, life is a pantomime
The ringleaders from the county seat say you don't have all that much time
And the girl with me behind the shades, she ain't my property
One of us has got to hit the road
I guess it must be up to me

And if we never meet again, baby, remember me
How my lone guitar played sweet for you that old-time melody
And the harmonica around my neck, I blew it for you, free
No one else could play that tune
You know it was up to me

Wait and see

( live )

Come back alive I wanna hold you
Come back alive I wanna hold you

I can see you don't know where you should be
Everything will be alright
Just wait and see

You're not the things that you have done
You're far beyond places you're still running from

I can see you don't know where you should be
Everything will be alright
Just wait and see

Don't trade this game for ???
Mistakes that you've made aren't who you are

I can tell you may be home where you fell (?)
...out of hell

I can see you don't know where you should be
Everything will be alright
Just wait and see
Just wait and see

When the moon hits the sun

( live )

Rita ...
I thought I could save her
but she was sinking too fast
We danced to Duke Ellington
Like neither of us had a past
I never knew where she came from
And how I never even asked

Rita
Were you happy all the time
Rita
Were you happy all the time
Rita
Were you happy all the time
Were you happy being mine
When the moon paying through the sky
In a world passing us by
I could see the fire in your eyes

Rita needed love
But she had no love to give
And even though she was full of guilt
She was easy to forgive
We danced to Duke Ellington in the bottom of a cup
And ... the only way you can
By completely gibing up

Rita
Were you happy all the time
Rita
Were you happy all the time
Rita
Were you happy all the time
Were you happy being mine
When the moon paying through the sky
In a world passing us by
I could see the fire in your eyes

When the moon hits the sun
We will never ever become him back
When the moon hits the sun
We will never ever become him back

Where Is My Van

I ain't no
Peter pan
I ain't no
Son of Sam
I don't have
A silver hand

Where is my van
Where is my van

I live in
A tiny can
I got no
Hundred grand
Come on man
Come on man

Where is my van
Where is my van
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I ain't blaming no
New York cop
I ain't blaming
My ma and pop
I just don't want to
Ever stop
And I'll keep going
Til I drop

Where is my van
Where is my van

I need it back
My mobile home
It ain't a biscuit or a
Telephone
It ain't a copter or a
Dead end train
I swear it knows
When I'm feeling pain

Where is my van
Where is my van
Where is my van
Where is my van

Where is my van

Wild Horses

( With Faultline on Your Love Means Everything LP )

Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted
I bought them for you graceless lady
You know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hand

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
Couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer
A dull aching pain
Now you're decided
To show me the same
No sweeping exits
Or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter
Or treat you unkind

I know I've dreamed you
A sin n' a lie
I have my freedom
But I dont have much time
Faith has been broken
Tears must be cried
Let's do some living
After we die

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
Couldn't drag me away

You May Go

( Exclusive iTunes song for the UK release of Our Shadows Will Remain )

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind
And I leave you there (2X)
In your life (2x)

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind
And I leave you there (2x)
In your life (2x)

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind

You may go
Gone

You are cut
And blind

You may go

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind

You may go
Gone
You are cut
And blind

You may go
Gone

You're so true

( Shrek 2 soundtrack )

I'm strange and you're strange
Don't want you to change
No way
Ah ha ha ha

How can I explain
Flying to the sun without a plane
When you're here
Ah ha ha ha

And don't you worry about me, babe
'Cause I'm right here for you to say

Hope you know you inspire me
You're a flower and I'm a bee
I need you
Ah ha ha ha

All this you do for free
Give me hope and I can see
You're so true
Ah ha ha ha

And don't you worry about me, babe
'Cause I'm right here for you to say

One day I will tell
You and I know well
You're the waves of my ocean
Here's my ring and my devotion
One day I will tell
You and I know well
You're the waves of my ocean
Here's my ring and my devotion

You're strange and I'm strange
Don't want you to change
No way
Ah ha ha ha

How can I explain
Flying to the sun
Without a plane
When you're here
Ah ha ha ha

And don't you worry about me, babe
'Cause I'm right here for you to say

Don't you worry about me, babe
'Cause I'm right here for you to say

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