Lyrics - Chaotic Neutral

All You Sons And Daughters

Netted dolphin in the deep
little coyote, shame on me
a new horizon, no memory
didn’t know it then but I want to know it now
it’s time to get up
rub your eyes and set off into the sun
you know we don’t get enough around here

All you sons and daughters gotta hide yourselves away
before they burn it out of you, hide yourselves away

Used to call me late at night
locked in your car trying to hide
from one disaster to one in line
didn’t know it then, shouldn’t have to know it now
it’s time to wake up
rub your eyes and set off into the sun
you know we don’t get enough around here

All you sons and daughters gotta hide yourselves away
before they burn it out of you, hide yourselves away

 

Moment

There’s a risk that lets you see
the red lights falling through the trees
like quicksand constant to your knees
but it wasn’t always like this you know
I wasn’t always like this you know

Fearless we set out to breathe
but mesmerized I fell too deep
and went to war with all in me
I wasn’t always like this you know
it wasn’t always like this you know

There’s gotta be a moment
when you’re gonna get it right
and the trouble up your spine
yeah, you’re gonna let it go
oh there’s gotta be a moment

It wan’t always like this you know

And if you cave, you cave to me
and we can fail till we succeed
a lap down up into the lead
it won’t always be like this you know

If you walk and find a mountain
every step can’t be the bottom
cause there’s gotta be a moment
when you’re gonna get it right
and the trouble up your spine
yeah, you’re gonna let it go
oh there’s gotta be a moment

It wasn’t always like this you know

 

Kid Down The Well

The lights of fire engines
the neighbours standing on the grass
parents clutching their own, fighting heart attacks
and the kid down the well that’s me

Listen from the bottom
voices floating down like bees
helmet spotlights throwing lifelines to the deep
and the kid down the well that’s me

Always said you’re gonna get yours you keep going near that thing
like the missile in Strangelove, just drifting
in slow motion

In space you don’t need your legs to walk it off
don’t feel your body, just giant waterfalls
and the kid down the well that’s me
and the walls spin like you know it’s all been coming

Always said you’re gonna get yours you keep going near that thing
like the missile in Strangelove, just drifting
in slow motion

 

No Liars

Caught under a spell, you know they’d call you on it
every time we meet the secret’s on again
feel you move like you’re meant to, closed captioned eyes
four walls, a door, making suicide
we’re no liars

Pinned under a spell, the jaws of life to cut it
stare at the windshield a while, let the fire spread
so I come on the radio all by design
one city, two fronts, and bunker cyanide
we’re no liars

Somewhere fine
we’re somewhere you shouldn’t mind

Caught under a spell, you know they’d call you on it
every time we meet the secret’s on again
sit and read Jailbird, got nothing but time
we’re no liars

 

Harridan

The same old place you go
where fear’s so simple
get on done what you’re told
gonna clip your wings

Well my head gone out of time
my heart like belladonna swims some plasma undermine
gone and clipped my wings

Say I’m the fool
I wreck everything
there’s only one side of true
gone and clipped my wings

Well Roddy said Jack you angry?
I said I done what I done to play alive
I always done beat me down gladly
I gone and clipped my wings

Well I can’t see you smile
but this is just seconds in your whole life
you know it’s been a while
but I’m here
I’m right here

 

Tiger By The Tail

You say you got it
you say that you don’t scare
all set about it
tiger by the tail

Hurt flying high
you know how this ends
we just fall away

Today I saw it happening again
curved hypnotic
tiger by the tail

Hurt flying high
you know how this ends
we just fall away

 

Girls In Black

You gotta drive like this
you gotta pray that you miss
the girls in black
Oh - just one kiss
and the years they go quick
and all that time she can’t look you in the eyes
so you bury it and the rest of you quits
and the pills you flip a coma on your lips
and you keep your feet for one more day
you keep your feet and they call it brave
they call it brave

You know you never look back at girls in black

You gotta fight it blind
you gotta say you don’t mind
the target on your back
So just one hit

You know you never look back at girls in black

I remember a time like on the sea I’d walk the streets
Like on the sea I’d walk the streets like tetrazide
I remember a time

 

Cold Water

Insane I wake up
the oars I take up and row to right
a dawnless widow
the Portsmouth ghost of an East End slight
for you I hold this and build from nothing an ancient light
and so in motions of all distortions I pull for my life

This cold water is weighing us down
oh how I wish I was with you and nowhere else

Late this morning I came by Hamstead in a Devon scow
that found me driving just off of Rame Head near Plymouth Sound
in the room that we let I found your hairbrush broke on the ground
and so in motion like a stone in potion I just laid down

This cold water is weighing us down

 

Army Of Lions

Go on now come alive
nothing in here is true
nothing but the hole they’ve measured out for you
if you’ve tried to sing along but never known the tune
in your heart come realize
you’ve got an army of lions and all the claws they bring
got an army of lions to rule everything

Go on now come to life
got nothing left to lose
nothing but the hole punched clear and ever through
that never sings along
that’s never been in tune
in your heart come realize
you’ve got an army of lions and all the claws they bring
got an army of lions to rule everything

 

Los Alamos

I can hear your heart beat on the other side of town
the windows shake and the windbreaks they rattle around
stand in the yard my whole card flipped up in a cloud
now I can see your heart beat on the other side of town

If you’re coming with me, come with me now
no more, no less, no faith to test, no asking how
across the sea there’s a part of me that’s captured in a cloud
now I just hear your heart beat on the other side of town

I can hear your heart beat on the other side of town
lay in bed and pound my head, try and drown it out
used to be a part of me that never thought to doubt
now I just hear your heart beat on the other side of town