Dead Lions

by Once and Future Kings

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released 30 April 2011

Once and Future Kings

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Track Name: Twenty Watts
these gears turn in this pose
seratonin runs low
i fit and finger the fugue within
i'm sold
twenty watts, they say is,
twenty watts is what the
brain takes
i must run on more with all these headaches
i don't know how you put up with air conditioning
it's hard living in the 21st censoring
don't fall asleep at the wheel
you're stuck in cruise control
car alarms and body bombs and sirens
fuel for the books
the new city looks through my lens
there in the sky do you see the red flags fly?
"hold to the ropes that strangle your hopes," i sigh.
Track Name: Conversation in a Mirror
this is a conversation in a mirror
we might as well recycle the bill of rights
this is a sobbing widow in the morning
this is the look of an ocean in her eyes
how did we get so high
we turn opinions like we turn on dimes
we are forgetting what we miss
our purses on our lips
biding time as we bite our tongues
until the day we die
how do we get around?
nobody ever said as good as dead
a revolution is easy
but common sense or failing sense is
getting us as far as it beats me
adoring waves, i'm so beret've
i read about this look in the papers
a shower blamed a foggy pane
don't get a face to close to razor
how do we get around?
how did we get so high
that we succumbed to the lullabies
from the purses on our lips
the blisters from our kiss burst
ouching as we bite our tongues
until the day we die
how do we get around?
Track Name: Say Hello
it is still winter here
and the sun is treason
it's so cold you would think we all smoke
but say hello to the good times little girl
cause they've never been so free
run the hills climb the mountains and the trees
as you hide and go seek
soon enough they will make you
dress up like the magazines
they'll sell you voices who sing another's words
like that means anything
exceptions
everywhere
they became our beauty
"the field is not so simple," i digressed.
say hello to the good times little girl
cause they've never been so free
run the hills climb the mountains and the trees
as you hide and go seek
soon enough they will make you
dress up like the magazines
they'll sell you voices who sing another's words
like that means anything
Track Name: Stick Together
stick together for the kids
or they'll grow too fast
they'll forget to laugh
and what once was god
will be the sea
you never know if it will crash or go
you see
you call yourself a demigod
you get what you see
(it could kill someone)
and it's too late to have a heart
to have a heart
the cutting was a factor
you get what you bleed
(it could kill someone)
it's too late to have a heart
to have a heart
stick together for the kids
or they'll grow too fast
they'll forget to laugh
Track Name: Test the Waters
test the waters
put one foot in front of the other
cameras on every corner
a terrorist in every soldier
yes sir yes sir oh yes sir
i forgot i'm not a person
yes sir yes sir oh yes sir
Track Name: This Goes On
since the great electricity scare
i've been sitting alone in the dark
on a lone central park bench
amusing the homeless with my tales of
sadness and sin
about the global position and carbon emissions
of this fabled nation of which i'm a citizen
weather or not is no longer the question
is it?
this goes on this goes on this goes on
this goes on this goes on this goes on
so could we get your attention
dear ladies and gentlemen
it must be so hard from behind your
white walls
please excuse if i yell
we're in need of some capitol help.
and we refuse to stay quiet
on tides high and higher
or wait any longer to gasoline diet
or fail to tell others to try to
uncover the truth
if this goes on if this goes on
we'll see the sun and smile
if this goes on if this goes on
we'll see the sun and smile
Track Name: I Drink from a Drip I.V.
you wear a cracked mask
like you've been hurt
iron out the wrinkles
in your golf game head
i fast on pills and air
i drink from a drip i.v.
it's a cathedral but not like a church
i hear the voices
but i can't make out
the verses write themselves
i drink from a drip i.v.