sparks in the darkness



gone w/ the wind

that's rain not snow let's start the show

gone w/ the wind

sleeping with my enemies where do i begin

a crown of pawns lay upon a head but not beyond

gone w/ the wind

you don't know i watched you water down the gin

let the joy return if you will i'll never be so sure

gone w/ the wind

you'll soon be looking fine again with a little cinnamon and spit

now everybody's holding hands and singing

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind

gone w/ the wind



your name in cement

you fight to destroy the day but i don't know why

it's so hard to explain it's all me in my mind

run to catch the train i hope i don't die today

it doesn't matter if it rains we just smile in our light

cause i can take the pain i've been holding you too tight

burn all the remains and i'll see you in the next life

the answer's always the same and you say it so fine

no one is going to change because we're all just so right

there's nothing else that i can say i love you and goodbye



goodbye piano

goodbye piano so long the solo

if i've been dreaming i've been dreaming of you

cull the magic commas to thwart the ballerinas

when i'm not thinking i'm thinking of you

save it with the sorrow hope i got none on ya

nothing is as easy as you

move the record onward all the words are clockward

you're well into your life now boy now's not the time to let them rattle you

goodbye piano so long the solo

if i've been dreaming i've been dreaming of you



swimming

left my beard in montezuma

left my beard where it belongs

left my tears in the ocean

so they sank and sank saintly so long

in light now i don't know i don't know why i'll see you and try

but i fear it's all mine i'm going swimming

it ain't gonna be as strong as i'm smoking

it ain't gonna be as strong at all

it ain't gonna be cigar store indians

it ain't gonna kill us at all

in light now i don't know i don't know why i'll see you and try

but i fear it's all mine i'm going swimming

maybe take the train to california

a tip of the hat off my tongue

heard the preacher in south carolina

but i still ain't heard anything at all

in light now i don't know i don't know why i'll see you and try

but i fear it's all mine i'm going swimming

in light now i don't know i don't know why i'll see you and try

but i fear it's all mine i'm going swimming



moonlight might

and he writes i'm alive

for which i will do my time

lost my sight

lost my mind

i couldn't find the strength there to believe in my will

let the moon light

the path that's right

to follow the might into the space i've cleared that's mine

no record known

of what love we've shown

it's a sight to see in my memory of when i was that fiend

let the moon light

all other light

it's the secret of my ability to dream



love ain't nothing but graffiti

using the lines i taught her she gets by as some kind of fucking sage

she pretends to be my daughter even though we're the same age

well boy what's it gonna be i need to know so that i can be free

love ain't nothing but graffiti

love ain't nothing but blush

love ain't no companion

love's just knocking on wood

she spreads her legs on camera i love her too fucking much

to testify the comfort of one simple touch

well boy what's it gonna be i need to know so that i can be free

love ain't nothing but graffiti

love ain't nothing but blush

love ain't nothing but repeated

love don't understand my blood

love ain't kind to strangers

a love so understood

love ain't nothing but graffiti

love ain't nothing but blush



come on camera

a story not so pretty

and not done tastefully

here the rising city

meets the rising sea

i can't take it i can't take it i can't take it please

it's a secret it's a secret sacred scene i need

automatic automatic automatically

lots of screaming take off your clothes come on camera for me

we don't do things safely

and afterwards we clean

send my love and hastly

don't make it sound too dumb

i can't say this i can't say this in all sadistic glee

it's all too native and also hated in all the peace we've reached

music motivated mayhem and i control the breeze

reach for the stars aren't they so shiny come on camera for me

a story not so pretty

and not done tastefully

here the rising city

meets the rising sea



from the boy by the river to the girl atop the hill

loathe the taste of men

make known the fruit

your scent to testify

heretic roads make your roads

your best defense no clothes

no loose change to roll

i've got something to say and i've got something to make

there's nothing i can break cause i don't want to save my soul

hold your breath lament

lay low lay low

deny the sentiment

fear exposing the cold

to your soul to save the fire

let it go let it be your bones

i've got something to say and i've got something to make

there's nothing i can break cause i don't want to save my soul



nobody loves me like you do

you stupid fool don't you know that's checkmate in one move

the loudest clock ticking the chance to be the devil not missed

where there is no hell no heaven by which to spoil the well

nobody loves me like you do

nobody loves me like you do

you silly goose don't you know that what we're proving is the truth

when there is no proof take the face by which denial will do

the proud take a licking when the proud talk to angels and choose

nobody loves me like you do

nobody loves me like you do

the unspoken rule the angel must be singing in tune

force the bruise to stop the swelling from breaking the noose

the fall will thicken the silence in the corners kept loose

nobody loves me like you do

nobody loves me like you do

nobody loves me like you do

nobody loves me like you do



peace be w/ you so that i can get a little piece

profit from ancestral tones

easy come my old dead bones

profit from messiah's poem

who cares for me on my own

fake moans

he solved many poems

alone in stone

i have no control

in my fate my lack of faith

all my instincts came too late

is this the secret at the gate

is this the wind blowing in my face

fake moans

he solved many poems

alone in stone

i have no control

profit from the prophet son

lead the way to my disownment

he's so mean so he can be clean

he maintains disease now clarity

following symbols i found in dreams

and i see meaning i thought was in me

the word i dreamed i see

birthing inside of me

no one sworn no crown no everything

the word i dreamed is

peace



pictures of outer space

should i still show mine even though you wouldn't show

you remember why although you pretend that you don't

the rhyme's a lie and everything is all a joke

all my bones are aching

all my bones be aching

all my bones are aching

so i'm told

you try to hide that you're really frightened and alone

while i lost all bets and minds what little sense of pride

should i still show mine even though you'd never know

all my bones are aching

all my bones are aching

all my bones be aching

i know i played my part but losing you will always break my heart

and all my bones are aching

all my bones be aching

all my bones are aching

so i'm told



sparks in the darkness

buried slowly barely even day by day

a large burden shifts and fades

buried slowly with too much time to pray

the veil begins to lift i can see a way

ain't no sunshine you're always telling me i'm wrong

ain't no sunshine you're always telling me i'm wrong

ain't no sunshine you're always saying no way

ain't no sunshine i'm a sentimental slave

although i am slow to conjure up good memories i know i'll be there waiting and singing hello

and the friends i never see you're all welcome to come with me

and like my mom getting my girlfriend to try on my grandmother's wedding dress

your beauty is maternal passed through ephemeral doors into rooms eternal

ain't no sunshine you're always telling me i'm wrong

ain't no sunshine you're always telling me i'm wrong



the cross

i see i see

oh no oh no

i bleed i believe

oh no oh no

shut up sit still close your eyes break what i can't feel

my mind is blank no confusion no anything i can't think

i mean for nothing i think i think whatever my pride

someday i'll have no reason to mind

someday we'll find our magic stride

in an open field i've kneeled castrate me

lightning strike the cross and set me free

some say in secret so what i say i'm not gonna lie

burn a path to the opening of my mind

whatever that means doesn't mean much at all

in an open field i've kneeled castrate me

lightning strike the cross and set me free

i wish that i could feel like you do

i wish that i could feel like you do

i wish that i could feel like you do

shut up sit still close my eyes break what i can't heal

my mind is blank no confusion no anything i don't think



where always it's spring and everyone's in love and the flowers pick themselves

it's so hard to escape a mind that you can't break

ride it all the way until you feel the fade

then lo and behold he's warm and almost saintly

shed of all shame he's manly on his knees

rise to hold up a nation

a nation over pleased

write to defy the notion

that there's a notion to believe

it's a life to maintain if the progress is the state

assume the right of way the happiness you've framed

lo and behold he's warm and almost saintly

shed of all shame he's manly on his knees

rise to hold up a nation

a nation over pleased

write to defy the notion

that there's a notion to believe