Lyrics

LIGHT THE WAY TO FALL

Daylight I’m just a little bit tired lay me down lay me down waiting for you to desire oh the sound oh the sound you leave here breathless and high where’d you go where’d you go hours feel like days in the night all in good time all in good time tell myself a lie and not to fear it tell myself again but no one hears it daylight come to me I’ll be waiting wide awake for you to take this burden say it’s alright say it’s alright I don’t want to wait the time to heal the way the way I feel tonight I’m just a spark in the crowd leave me out lead me out all of your kingdom for sleep is falling down oh the sound I tell myself a lie and not to fear it here I go again it’s my heart beating daylight come to me I’ll be waiting wide awake for you to take this burden say it’s alright say it’s alright I don’t want to wait for time to heal the way the way I feel tonight it rushes over me in waves like phantom verses we once sang in congregations of the empty daylight come to me I’ll be waiting wide awake for you to take this burden say it’s alright say it’s alright I don’t want to wait the time to heal the way the way I feel tonight

Kissing Boys You wish you were kissing boys so you're ready now you say you got to run the trends while you can now you're so good now you're a man it's a pretty pretty world when you're half asleep alcohol running through your dreams and you'd kill for a touch of honesty he's your wreck now don't come to me you don't know if you're in love i told you once that I don't care to know 'cause you don't want to know what I feel you know what I feel no think you know about kissing boys yes they're all lined up set to destory it's just a piece of me you took away like the last desire on a silver chain it's a pretty pretty world if you sit real still a heart to break a girl to thrill well he's your wreck now I never will you don't know if you're in love i told you once that I don't care to know but you don't want to know what I feel he looks good I might take him you never can count on a single thing he looks good I might take him just to test your jealousy you look good I might take you you never can count on a single thing you look good I might take you just to test your jealousy you wish you were kissing boys so you're ready now you say there's something to take something to lose it's so easy to die for someone new you don't want to know what I feel you don't know if you're in love i told you once that I don't care to know

Love Moves On Inside these April strings the break apart of so many things can you say we disagree on your final words and the humidity so say you want me one more time so say you want me more the life say you're leaving never to be found choirs are singing let's have another round until you're gone and love moves on you'll miss the moon at night your mother's voice on the other line I promise you I'll kiss her goodnight because you were stained and you were shy so say you want me one more time say you want me more than life say you're leaving never to be found choirs are singing let's have another round until you're gone and love moves on if you ever thought of leaving me I don't mind I can't erase the fear that comes about when you're not here the ghosts of grace all disappear and bring me back to those honest years say you're leaving never to be found choirs are singing let's have another round until you're gone and love moves on

Latin for Suicide Here we are again acting like the bends I still have the kill to prove like some razor blade in the bed you made your mourning comes to soon here we are again I know you've never been ready for another rule like another round always seems too loud your answer is the proof I read all that they say of how to light the way for a fall and all the noise you made it just fades away and dissolves so get yourself alone before this goes on and on and on get yourself a rope before long you'll know it's only you that's trying if you stand next to me you'll find that pretty please I still listen for the words like an author bound to the fury and the sound of the things he thought for sure I read all that they say of how to light the way for a fall so get yourself alone before this goes on and on and on get yourself a rope before long you'll know it's only you that's trying on the way home you're feeling alright your last night alone feels so alright so get yourself alone before this goes on and on and on get yourself a rope before long you'll know it's only you that's trying it's only you it goes on and on and on shut your mouth

Living with Warhol Hey you you're a waste such a waste oh you you're all stolen your words are stolen so come awake oh come awake when it's said and done you're the only one who says I beat you up they don't believe you you said you're done I'm the only one who understands it all who's living with Warhol this time it's vicodin vicodin it comes on in the night when you're sleeping you always wait so come awake when it's said and done you're the only one who says I beat you up they don't believe you you said you're done I'm the only one who understands it all who's living with Warhol again again again

GOLD AND HYMNS AND HELL

Sex and the Drugs It’s a shame he walks in like he owns the place got a bottle of Jack all the girls want a taste he says what he wants and he does who he pleases got his eye on the girl with 40 diseases all he’s got is a tired old story she pretends he’s not boring and the sex and the drugs do nothing for me yeah yeah yeah it’s alright ’cause they never want me it’s the same she walks in like she wants the trick got her eyes full of smoke now he’s feeling sick says he’s alone and he’s got what she’s feeling brush the lines off his coat and his heart off the ceiling all he’s got is one chance to make all she’s got is the way she fakes it and the sex and the drugs do nothing for me yeah yeah yeah it’s alright ’cause they never want me all you’ve got is a tired old story all those lies you fucked up for me and the sex and the drugs do nothing for me yeah yeah yeah it’s alright ’cause they never want me

Gold and Hymns and Hell Frame yourself with stories to tell they’re made of gold and hymns and hell girls believe you’re something new girls don’t know what I told you and the whiskey leaves you cold at night downtown when the autumn’s bright left for many loves untrue I don’t care what you do if you want it I will take it I don’t mind all the years you wasted for this borrowed time I don’t care I don’t care where you want to be you fell for me tame your words so you will sell they’re made of gold and hymns and hell left in lines of age and dust drawn through years of violent trust so you pull your arms in closer now against my heart in a brilliant sound you think you’ve got this figured out you think you have the answers now if you want them I will take them I don’t mind all the years you wasted for this borrowed time I don’t care I don’t care where you want to be you fell for me am I what you thought I’d be in your 15-minute misery your words fail like promises I made to light my own you say you’ve got a story to tell it’s made of gold and hymns and hell if you want it I will take it I don’t mind all the years you wasted for this borrowed time I don’t care I don’t care where you want to be you fell for me

Pornography on Avenue A You call from Avenue A last in line for grace there’s no closing night of the chaos in my mind should I ask you once again for the last time or the end I’m walking near the churches we once loved oh the lies grow (when the lights are way down low) as pretty as you are and the boys show how they love you when you smile if you’re alone (when the lights are way down low) you love to take control you take it all now a life kept on your phone you’re sending photos out all those pieces of yourself the heartache doesn’t change pornography there’s a line on Avenue A they all came to see me pray one last breath before I leave you on your own oh the lies grow (when the lights are way down low) as pretty as you are and the boys show how they love you when you smile if you’re alone (when the lights are way down low) you love to take control you take it all now a life kept on your phone it’s hard-wired now inside your lines it’s a little violation from time to time they all want to see you now please don’t wake me oh the lies grow (when the lights are way down low) as pretty as you are and the boys show how they love you when you smile if you’re alone (when the lights are way down low) you love to take control you take it all now a life kept on your phone please don’t wake me

East Saint Louis One ghost for love one for the sky above every time you turn see another light emerge everyone around you seems a victim to those dreams you own this whole town but I’m falling listen closely to me there’s a lie and I hold to it sane ones never do this they stay away from East Saint Louis one trick for love one for the laws above the cards all say the same you’re haunted so give me history an answer to those dreams blessed for everything you’re trying listen closely to me there’s a lie and I hold to it sane ones never do this they stay away from East Saint Louis I think you hit it that Midwest ceiling can you feel it coming down listen closely to me there’s a lie and I hold to it sane ones never do this they stay away from East Saint Louis

German Magazines Just pretend that I told you everything just pretend now I’m the great new thing cords and beds and German magazines you don’t feel it didn’t take that girl for her love of truth it’s not what you say now it’s what you do rock and roll yourself down to the proof you don’t feel it do you like where you stay when it all goes my way I’ll fall away I’ll fall away to another tragedy it’s so far away so far away from what I meant to say I don’t need to listen anymore the signal comes on now when you want more there’s a word for what you’re giving me I don’t hear it I got to stand up for your bravery I’ll count on electricity rock and roll yourself ‘til you’re so pretty I don’t feel it do you like where you stay when it all goes my way I’ll fall away I’ll fall away to another tragedy it’s so far away so far away from what I meant to say and it sounds like the night is your way home and it sounds like you’re never really alone

Ghost Signs Beside the black tire tracks all the gothic wrecks you’ve hidden well so far lies he says lies you say this time I’m walking with you left by the side of the old mill road choke another down if you want to go listen for the steps until they slow it feels like flying out here the stars are broken glass they shine in your eyes and I lose the rest listen for your breath til the last it feels like dying in the garden by the stairs Ledford Street in smoky air you tricked me well so far leave me now leaves fly down this night won’t end well for you left by the side of the old mill road choke another down if you want to go listen for the steps until they slow it feels like flying out here the stars are broken glass they shine in your eyes and I lose the rest listen for your breath til the last it feels like dying we call the time you say these ghost signs are in your head they’re screaming loud you can’t pretend it’s over left by the side of the old mill road choke another down if you want to go listen for the steps til they slow it feels like flying out here the stars are broken glass they shine in your eyes and I lose the rest listen for your breath until the last it feels like dying the ghost signs in the air the ghost signs in the air if you care

HOTEL ROOMS AND HEART ATTACKS

Vampire I’m jealous I won’t lie I’m failing on standby I can’t break this code they’ve given to everyone who plays the game but me everyone plays the game but me you stole my fame how do you like it now you got all the boys in this fake town they shake your hand and they smile at you a hundred lines not one is true he kissed me said you’re great all you need is one break I can’t break I’m not turned on by anyone not anyone who looks just like you everyone looks just like you you stole my fame how do you like it now you got all the boys in this fake town they shake your hand and they smile at you a hundred lines not one is true not one of you ever let me know the ring slides off in time of each valentine-age bride so come in close to me to the sharp edge of defeat to the polar break in time to the last firing line I want every single one of you for me when the night falls black in the liars’ scene you stole my fame how do you like it now you got all the boys in this fake town they shake your hand and they smile at you a hundred lines not one is true you stole my fame

Shuttered off Christine Your life has been down on the west end past the factory line where they sent him in the 135 shuttered off Christine you think of the great lies you used to need no not me I cannot stay don’t ask me if I will stay you’re never going to make this easy there’s nowhere left to go are you ever going to break the lights on the streets you hate to know in fading light out to the gravesite past the 10th Street dive where they left him in his last words shut it off for me you hear the ghost highs we used to believe no not me I cannot stay don’t ask me if I will stay you’re never going to make this easy there’s nowhere left to go are you ever going to break the lights on the streets you hate to know your life has been some great dead end past the factory line drawn black at twilight in your last words I really don’t mean this I hear the great lies I used to believe you’re never going to make this easy there’s nowhere left to go are you ever going to break the lights on the streets you hate to know you can’t see me anymore

Some Graves are Stolen Here you come once again to light the wrong way in your little southern town oh you think you’re invisible but you shine like some spark let out of the car in the churchyard yes I remember it and I want you to know I want you to know the world will end this world you know it takes you down it takes you slow the world will end this world I know no drugs can save you here you come once again to light the wrong way now you pull out a paper-thin lie that you left me like a choir singing out of tune now some graves are stolen you can’t remember this you want me for good you want me for good the world will end this world you know it takes you down it takes you slow the world will end this world I know no drugs can save you here you come once again to light the wrong way

History of Cinema I can take you on in this fashion dream quit the drugs for benzodiazapems groupies swear you're the only one get up let's dance let's have some fun when every scene is the one you love wrapped in fame like a silver drug history of cinema watching you act history of cinema no one stops it four blondes sitting in the booth behind they'll feed your flame they stand in line the whole town bows when you hit the stage count one count two if they're underage ever see the one you love ten years on when the make-up's gone history of cinema watching you act history of cinema no one stops it the silver screen has nothing on you love small town LA girls in every 'burb lies will bring her back lies bring her back history of cinema watching you act history of cinema no one stops it

Deadfall Don’t know when this abandon hit well I’m kind of close to ending this shit while counting changes in your eyes falling starboard across statelines there’s always chaos now your life’s a little harder when you’re down something in the way you leave you’re swallowing steady to crush me all the pretty lies I swear we’re through and I don’t believe you yes you almost had it all my sweet my darling deadfall you give you take you lost it all my sweet my darling deadfall so go now don’t get caught lost in my arms in a parking lot no you should not try for the world I own is not your size all the pretty lies I swear we’re through and I don’t believe you yes you almost had it all my sweet my darling deadfall you give you take you lost it all my sweet my darling deadfall

The Violence Rings Off the square that evening he told me he would see you’re leaving in your private movie there’s no one there who sees you’re screaming and the white haze it changes every night you give me nothing but the silver thrill of fights in your car that summer he told me he would see you’re leaving I don’t have the patience to hold you until you see you’re screaming off the sidelines to a brilliant kind of life you exit smiling and you never have to try no one finds this easy don’t run when the violence rings go on and keep your distance I know you won’t take a swing you have always wanted a way to make them see you’re leaving I don’t think they want you it’s just desire and cruelty you fall for when you’re sleeping in a broken movie house you know the lines form just to take you out no one finds this easy don’t run when the violence rings go on and keep your distance I know you won’t take a swing

Always Wasted Down on the east side of town past the high school burning all the kids just found out what you and I were doing this is all you live for now taking lines I left you you found a way to leave every time I needed you love is grand and some escape but you were always wasted nothing’s changed on Highland it’s silent like you always were am I all you live for now does the quiet kill you you found a way to leave every time I needed you love is grand and some escape but you were always wasted sleeping in your single bed drowning out the thoughts you had double murder suicide panic lies and panic tries wishing you were far away a street affair will never stay hotel rooms and heart attacks I won’t be back you found a way to leave every time I needed you love is grand and some escape but you were always wasted

Birmingham You call me six or seven times in a row I was watching from the backseat where all the bad girls go I’ll steal these tornado dreams you used to have past the broken gunfire ranges and all the girls you’ve had here’s the one thing I ask to fall into your war again give me just this one dream or I’ll be the one you never had I got a whole pack of you boys in this room you boys and the new rules you’re breaking some 16-year-old love truce I’ll take these violent fault lines drawn in your head just another daring trespass I love you more she says here’s the one thing I ask to fall into your war again give me just this one dream or I’ll be the one you never had if you like them easy you know so do I if you like them easy I know how to get mine you’ll just find it’s more than kind here’s the one thing I ask to fall into your war again give me just this one dream or I’ll leave you here in Birmingham

Last Breath This just looks like your home but I have gone somewhere where there is no reason you should ever know that I make these things up what I have done there are some things you should never know still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath now the world is changing for superstars you used to steal those cold nights take them out in someone else’s car and the quiet backstage what you have done just to trick them all to think that you might be the one still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath all the tricks come back and then I will take you to the last breath I see it still in your heart when he walks across the stage you say you’re still in his heart and every song he plays is it about me about me about me it’s so about me about me about me still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath all the tricks come back and then I will take you to the last breath every trick’s a good one

The City That Never I woke in some slick carnival no room to breathe streets on streets in some foul symphony where tenements used to be he said come on there’s show to play there is nowhere else to be so breathe in diesel fuel until the litany leaves you years and years of debris hide down the FDR in wintertime it will take you out to stay but the lights shine so harsh on Fifth Avenue your old dreams get in the way he said come on there’s a show to play there is nowhere else to be so swallow vomit down and take another pill there are years and years left to see  now I have a reason if I give in you want a reason a reason to live I know you’re waiting for me I know you’re waiting for sleep and when it comes you’ll see the whole world is watching I left you in some great lie to hold no time to breathe a rush of northern air hits so hard on the Bowery the falling guards disagree he said come on there’s a show to play there is nowhere else to be don’t change your code to red it’s just an argument of the years and years built in me now I break my heart so you’re all right will it break your heart to be this kind I know you’re waiting for me I know you’re waiting for sleep and when it comes you’ll see the whole world is watching

Morning in June Camera’s on now in his room rip your heart out like floodlights fill when they light up the high school fields where he taught you first how to steal this is more than you can take for now the end chases you back home where it’s all so safe where you still can breathe the end takes you for some fool makes you feel so safe you can never breathe you’ve been living on borrowed words nothing’s real now just chemicals and they make you believe it’s true you can survive this morning in June this is more than I can take for now the end chases you back home where it’s all so safe where you still can breathe the end takes you for some fool makes you feel so safe you can never breathe here’s that line I bought just five days ago here’s your favorite shirt and your Hitchcock Vertigo you see me you turn around there’s no argument I was your favorite one your last call precedent the end chases you back home where it’s all so safe where you still can breathe the end takes you for some fool makes you feel so safe you can never breathe again

EVERY TRICK'S A GOOD ONE

Last Breath This just looks like your home but I have gone somewhere where there is no reason you should ever know that I make these things up what I have done there are some things you should never know still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath now the world is changing for superstars you used to steal those cold nights take them out in someone else’s car and the quiet backstage what you have done just to trick them all to think that you might be the one still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath all the tricks come back and then I will take you to the last breath I see it still in your heart when he walks across the stage you say you’re still in his heart and every song he plays is it about me about me about me it’s so about me about me about me still you want to break this and still you have to fake this again I don’t know what you have left I will take you to the last breath all the tricks come back and then I will take you to the last breath every trick’s a good one

Letters Faded Last night I wrote your name out in black across my arm until all the letters faded until you said time to go home I know where this always goes I know I’ll end up on my own if love haunts you don’t take me it’s over it’s over the world a brightened nightmare etched out in pencil gray where you can convince me to do anything I know where this always goes I know I’ll end up on my own if love haunts you don’t take me it’s over it’s over if love haunts you it’s no place for me it’s over it’s over one time now you think you’re in two times not again one time now you think you’re in last time not again you really care about these pretty things they come and they go you see what hell it brings if love haunts you don’t take me it’s over it’s over if love haunts you it’s no place for me it’s over it’s over love haunts you just take me it’s not over not over all the girls all the girls say all the girls say the same

The Sleep Inside He left us sleeping down by LaGarde Park under winter stars framed by the dark in a symphony of anxious spring he’s picking words apart like he’s listening he took me down on Lapsley high past the light you left on the late night drive no you cannot believe in a love that will stay what a bitter brilliant thing to say I never could believe you’d live so carelessly on the sleep inside he is still waiting for another rush the metallic taste of hate and lust oh yes just once oh yes I’m fine well he still wants me more he still says he’s mine now I just watch you across the room like you live for me like I live for you no you cannot believe in a love that will stay what a bitter brilliant thing to say I never could believe you’d live so carelessly on the sleep inside go now I’d rather leave than suffer through the same collapse of everything I thought would last go now you say you’ll lead every love will break tonight it leads you here it makes you I never could believe you’d live so carelessly on the sleep inside no you cannot believe in a love that will stay what a bitter brilliant thing to say

List So I am just another one I’ve seen your list now and I fit in but I throw this all away I take you easy every day come fight for this rush with me I lie again I lie again now like the last one in your head I am always leaving take this breakdown from my head until I’m never leaving now don’t start something now I’ve heard it before you think that you’re another one I keep a list now and you fit in can you throw this all away you think they want me every day drain the light from your face until I lie again I lie again now like the last one in your head I am always leaving take this breakdown from my head until I’m never leaving now don’t start something now I’ve heard it before fuck this they all say you’re easy fuck this now I know you’re not I watch you you think I never listen I watch you and every line I’m given now don’t start something now I’ve heard it before

January You stand there calm and beautiful you never understood you stand there calm and beautiful like I never could so I didn’t think it would come to this you’re the one I missed the one I missed in the making up of making out I forget what I missed forget what I the only time I feel alive is the rush of these threats and the rush of these lies but I don’t believe in suicide no I don’t believe you stand there stare down at me you never understood I lie I cheat I lie I steal like you never could so I didn’t think it would come to this I’m the one you missed the one you missed I’m making up our making out and I think you love it I think you the only time I feel alive is the rush of these threats and the rush of these lies but I don’t believe in suicide no I don’t believe in suicide I wish you would take away every breath every word every line I say it’s a pretty undercurrent don’t look now you’re right the only time I feel alive is the rush of these threats and the rush of these lies but I don’t believe in suicide no I don’t believe in suicide

Chicago You came down in Great Lakes one more thrill to try you crush those foreign heartbreaks with six kinds of high I can’t take this other pill to sway me if I take you on you just might sway me Chicago Chicago you think you’ve escaped but nothing changes from place to place he says you have some great plan to barter and sustain you take him and you leave him and it's all the same to me I can’t take this other pill to sway me if I take you on you just might sway me Chicago Chicago you think you’ve escaped but nothing changes from place to place I heard you lie that evening no he’ll never want me now he takes you when you're broken when you're beaten when you're down Chicago Chicago you think you’ve escaped but nothing changes from place to place Chicago Chicago one more thrill to try nothing changes six kinds of high nothing changes it’s all the same to me nothing changes