Something Like A Storm Lyrics

1. Bad Guys Win

Well the night's gone invisible
Smoke stacks on the paths of your skin
High noon in the garden of suicide
Bad guys win

Up in the tower a hard fought victory
Down in the valley the carnage of sin
Where God he dismisses uncertainty
Bad guys win

Stood still
Let my memory quit

Well the sky's gone invisible
Spent shells on the pavement a hymn
False prize in the garden of paradise
Bad guys win 

Down in the valley the sound of artillery
Up on the mountain your rebel digs in
But only then do you see it as certainty
Bad guys win

Stood still
Let my memory quit

 

2. Decades

Maybe it's exhaustion
You never see alternatives
Come cautious but forcefully
Oh empire! Oh empire!
Empty and pristine
Maybe it's just me

Maybe that's the way it goes
Maybe that's the sound of something
Breaking up against your walls
Decades and the sound of something

Maybe it's the coffin
The dirt on me perceived
So oft forgotten reality
Oh vampire! Oh vampire!
Empty and pristine
Oh how long has it been?

Maybe that's the way it goes
Maybe that's the sound of something
Breaking up against your walls
Decades and the sound of something 

 

3. Men At The Door

Woke up in a ditch
Still in uniform
Skeletoned, a hero to the country
Ya man I've seen your face
A million times before
Lower taxes, tough on crime
But you ain't hungry

The men at the door
They've taken over
This street fighting love
It's taken over

If bourbon is a fifth
And the bus is for the poor
Spearless, which do you take to go hunting?
Ya man I've seen your face
More than I've my own
In a land of panicked animals
That's nothing 

We came
And We saw
And We took it all

The men at the door
They've taken over
This street fighting love
It's taken over

 

4. There The First Time

Get a good run at it
Whip the horse and rattle
The station of state a bit
A universe of battle 

Every second a sun
Somewhere one dies
No heaven's heir apparent
There the first time
Well I know this feeling
I get it all the time
Every second a sun
Somewhere one dies

Time to get on with it
The prison and the shackles
Colonize you brick by brick
Leading by example 

Sun up, sun down
Two hundred species die
Crawled off a cliff
There the first time
Well I know the reasons
I use them all the time
From sun up to sun down 

I believe in the power of an ocean
A trillion miles bereaved
But there the first time

 

5. Days Come Down

They buried me
In a suit made of old lighters and magazines
Mostly pages of Mother Jones and The Nation
Better Living, bits of patience
Which you'll need

Drove away in the Valiant my old man that he gave me
Slant six, busted tail light, Ivory Green

When the days come down
And we're laid right out
Catch you catching me
When the days come down 

I was interred in a church without no ceiling
With a bear who was out eating watching from the trees
And as I stood upon the water
Their silhouettes, my daughter
Waving back at me

Well sometimes I get it
What it is I came for
Like the screaming of your first born sounds like singing 

When the days come down
And you're laid right out
Catch you catching me
When the days come down 

 

6. Something Like A Storm

Fall asleep your head on my chest
Dream of something effortless
While my heart beats out a message born
Of something like a storm 

Live at night where the nights are long
From town to town and song to song
Feel the faces of strangers warn
Of Something like a storm

Hold on as if a chain
That we have made against the waves
As if a light where the nights are long
From town to town and home to home
See the walls of neighbours form
Something like a storm

 

7. She's Got You Where She Wants You

She's got you where she wants you
But you ain't gonna fight it
And stay alone here

Hidden eyes of storm blue
Skin like home - a lie
Gonna stay around here

She's got you where she wants you
But you ain't gonna fight it
Just stay around here

The wire in your blood
It keeps my head up
The world with your eyes shut
It keeps my head up

She's got you where she wants you
But you ain't gonna fight it
Just stay around here

You know I wake up falling more than I admit
What do you do about it?

The wire in your blood
It keeps my head up
The world with your eyes shut
It keeps my head up

 

8. This Is Night

This is night
Frameless clouds of what if
Another life
The cracks of it
Pulling tight
Begging you in  

It’s too late to argue it
Which of us
Without, within
This is night
Remember it 

The witch hunt bank holidays
The firewood
The screaming
The left hand redheads
The firewood
The screaming

In and out of deep endings
ArmaLites
Castles and kings
This is night breaking you in

It's too late to argue it
What in us
Took out, put in
This is night
Remember it

The witch hunt bank holidays
The firewood
The screaming
The left hand redheads
The firewood
The screaming

 

9. Bullets In A Briefcase

Little fish, boat's too full, down you go
Breathing in salt and fuel, tiny gulps
Statistically it's commonplace
You're not alone
So end like this instead of shot back at home 

The world is a strange place
Quiet like bullets in a briefcase
Oh why do I feel like I'm in the wrong place?
Quiet like bullets in a briefcase 

Little man, Northern France, winter's cold
800 hours, 4,000 miles, feet alone
No one I know would even dare it
Let alone for a shanty town bleeding out in the shadows

The world is a strange place
Quiet like bullets in a briefcase
Oh why do I feel like I'm in the wrong place?
Quiet like bullets in a briefcase