SLEEP TALKIN'

VERSE I

I swear I heard you sleep talkin'

as I was crawlin' into bed. 

Your leopard sheets require stalkin'

so I could hear the things you said

outside your head.

VERSE II

But then again I could be dreamin', 

could have been talkin' the whole time, 

but when you use your face for speakin',

it's hard to hear you, said it's hard my baby

talk already. 

CHORUS

Sleep talkin', baby I'm walkin'

x100

BRIDGE

So when you're wide away, 

come on and speak to me. 

And when your sleep starts to break,

come on and speak to me. 

VERSE III

I swear I heard you sweet talkin'

as I was crawlin' into bed.

Your silver tongue was prime and sharpened

so I could feel the things you said

outside your head. 

CHORUS

Sleep talkin', baby I'm walkin'.

x100

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO KIM K

VERSE I

Oh your majesty, creating creatures that you dress in white?

It’s insane how you brainwash the stain out of linens so bright.

You sign with glossy red as you cross your t’s and bat your eyes.

It’s a skill that you’d kill for until you leave one paralyzed.

Pre-Chorus

If you would act like a lady, then I would treat you the same,

but you just act like a baby and it’s driving me insane.

Chorus

You’re running away. You’re running away from us. You’re running away from us.

Verse II

You’re poisoned royalty; the princess of the family Status Quo.

You’ll lie ‘til you die, but your virus will still have control.

Pre-Chorus

If you would act like a lady, then I would treat you the same,

but you just act like a baby and it’s driving me insane.

Chorus

You’re running away. You’re running away from us. You’re running away from us.

You’re running away. You’re running away from us. You’re running away from us.

Bridge

Oh the daemons, even up the score. now and over and over and over

and over and over and

oh the daemons , even up the score now and over and over and over

and over and over an

Verse III

Oh your majesty, creating creatures that you dress in white?

Oh, I suppose that you know they’re coming for you tonight.

Chorus

You’re running away. You’re running away from us. You’re running away from us.

You’re running away. You’re running away from us. You’re running away from us.

PAID IN FULL

Verse I

My God, where have you been? I've been itching for a fix like this again.

You always seem to come around when I'm feeling lower than the ground.

I'm fading out. I'm fading now.

Chorus

I would cry if you were to ever leave me,

so don't you try and don't you dare deceive me.

I will die by your side, so don't you ever go away

because your life's the price to pay and you don't owe a single thing.

Verse II

It's sinking in. I fear I'm falling into a calling deep within.

You're taking more than I can give. To give more is not to live.

You're fading out. You're fading now.

Chorus

I would cry if you were to ever leave me,

so don't you try and don't you dare deceive me.

I will die by your side, so don't you ever go away

because your life's the price to pay but you don't know a single thing.

Bridge

No you don't know a single thing.

Chorus

I would cry if you were to ever leave me,

so don't you try and don't you dare deceive me.

I will die by your side, I wish you'd only go away

because my life's the price to pay and you don't know a single thing.

CAGES

Verse I

You may not recollect, but we have met before.

Santee Cooper Lake, 40 ft. out from the shore.

You were nine years old when I was born.

It was the calm before the storm.

Chorus

I was rattling cages, turning pages unseen

to show you that rage is such a powerful thing.

Verse II

You may not recall, but you buried me when I first died.

Then our lives collided inside of a lifeless hide.

Twenty four years old, we reunited.

My God, it felt good to be alive.

Chorus

I was rattling cages, turning pages unseen

to show you that rage is such a powerful thing.

X2

Bridge

And now I’m hearing you say, “I’ll never breathe again”.

X4

Chorus

I’m rattling cages, turning pages unseen

to show you that rage is such a beautiful thing.

X2

I’m rattling cages.

I’m rattling cages.

Verse III

You may now recall that we’ve crossed paths before.

Santee Cooper Lake, 40 ft out from the shore.

Fare thee well for now my friend

until we meet again.

BUTCHER OR THE SURGEON

Verse I

The blade is your weapon of choice.

You stab with your tongue and you slash with your voice.

Now tell me, which one will you choose? It's hard to say.

The instrument of precision?  Or you just hacking away?

Ya know, it’s all the same.

Place the blade in the same place that you’re placing the blame.

With blood trickling down my chest to the ground,

I’m left feeling empty baby, my heart not making a sound.

Chorus

If you already know how the story goes,

than you can tell it however you’d like.

If you already know how the story goes,

then you can be my Jekyll-less Hyde.

Are you the butcher or the surgeon?

Verse II

Grenades are what I use to destroy.

Combust with scattering words that puts to silence our noise.

Now with this, everyone will lose.  The game has played.

The pin was pulled for protection from all the pain that we’ve made.

Chorus

If you already know how the story goes,

than you can tell it however you’d like.

If you already know how the story goes,

then you can be my Jekyll-less Hyde.

Are you the butcher or the surgeon?

Outro

Are you the butcher or the surgeon?

Are you the butcher or the surgeon?

RED & WHITE

Verse I

I wouldn’t notice you if you weren’t moving fast.

But it’s your speed that keeps my eyes on you.

Nowhere for you to hide, you leave such cutting tracks.

Tonight the driver’s driving in the screw.

Chorus

Hey, how you doing now?

Hey, how you doing now?

Verse II

You’ve got the nerve to swerve as you go blowing past.

Bright lights are flashing up ahead: Beware.

The pace you’re going now, know it will never last.

I’ll play the tortoise, you can play the hare.

Chorus

Hey, how you doing now?

Hey, how you doing now?

Bridge

The rage that’s driving me has gone from red to white, baby

and I don’t know what I’m doing now.

The rage that’s driving me has gone from red to white

and I don’t know what I’m doing now.

Verse III

You see the path as yours, for you and no one else.

Just like the needle as it claims the hay.

When it starts raining blame, you’re soaked and by yourself.  

The victims bleed while hide and seek you play.

Chorus

Hey, how you doing now?

Hey, how you doing now?

Verse IV

You travelled with the means, they’re coming to an end

The futures sharpest parts will splinter fast

Blood won’t cover the tracks as you smash in the bend

The white turned red and what was fine has past.

PRETTY LIES

Verse I

Eyes wide shut, this suit’s too tight.

It wears like chains, but it’s past the night.

Suffocating jacket, my words were stole ‘fore I speak.

No matter how you stack it, the voiceless become the weak.

Chorus

Try to believe all of these pretty lies.

You’re lost in a dream but it seems you feel alright now yeah.

Verse II

You can follow the bloody path that you’ve paved

and hollow the ground six feet deep and be saved

or wake up with the notion that everything floats away

like wreckage in the ocean gets swallowed up and remade.

But remains...

Chorus

Try to believe all of these pretty lies.

You’re lost in a dream but it seems you feel alright.

Try to believe all of these pretty lies.

You’re lost in a dream but it seems you feel alright now yeah.

Bridge

And if I lose my mind, just know it’s finders keeps.

And if I lose my mind, just know it’s finders keeps.

And if I lose my mind, just know it’s finders keeps.

Yeah whoa ooo ooo whoa.

Chorus

Try to believe all of these pretty lies.

You’re lost in a dream but it seems you feel alright.

Try to believe all of these pretty lies.

You’re lost in a dream but it seems you feel alright now yeah.

CATCH AS YOU CAN

Verse I

The pain of your life hangs in the air

and it chokes the lungs of all that are near.

The eyes, they see but cannot say.

Bodies living, loving too far away.

Chorus

Down the hatch and into the hole.  

Drown in fiery lakes.

It’s a choice made, not given.

Verse II

The lakes they are all that you have

and the flame that you’ve swallowed leaves nothing but ash.

The fight its you for yourself.

The reflection that we see is all that is left.

Chorus

Down the hatch and into the hole.

Drown in fiery lakes.

Demon catch as you can your soul.

Fiery lakes.

Bridge

Growing your frail heart,  all of the little bugs.

Eating away at all things good.

Outro

The pain of your life hangs in the air

and it chokes the lungs of all that are near.

MASK OF PEARLY WHITES

Verse I

I find myself praying now for one to thieve my teeth away,

for they mustn’t have the know how to tastefully displace.

Pre Chorus

Man the wires and pose me for the pliers.

It’s time to out the liars.

Pluck now one by one  until it’s done.

Chorus

These smiles disguise me.

There will be no blood from my tongue.

No army of ivories.

There will be nothing but my gums.

Verse II

Secrets seep through gaps in teeth while speeches hide within.

Please begin before my muscles seethe. I’ll wear a toothless grin.

Pre Chorus

Man the wires to pose me for the pliers.

It’s time to out the liars. 

Pluck now one by one until it’s done.

Chorus

These smiles disguise me.

There will be no blood from my tongue.

No army of ivories.

There will be nothing but my gums.

X2

FLAME TO FUSE

Verse I

Excuse me, miss?  Do you have a light?

This fuse needs feeding from you tonight.

And, with that spark, let’s ignite yours too.

There’s only so much tick... tick... tick... before the boom.

Chorus

This love refused to go unlit.

and you don’t know what you’re missin’ yet.

Verse II

You lick your lips and the fuse grows taught

and it’s burnin’ baby, burnin’ at white hot.

My heart skips a beat, pumps gasoline

as this love soaked fuse burns right through to the machine.

Chorus

This love, it refused to go unlit,

and you don’t know what you’re missin’ yet.

FEARLESS

Intro

I won’t get out alive.

Verse I

Rest your head. That’s what the voices said.

You’ll never get it right.

(I’ll never get it right)

What regret. Aren’t you embarrassed yet?

You’ll never get it right.

(I’ll never get it right)

Chorus

Until we die, let’s be fearless, you and I.

Verse II

Sink into the depths of the ocean blue,

you won’t get out alive.

(I won’t get out alive)

Hold your breath ‘til there is nothing left,

you won’t get out alive.

(I won’t get out alive)

Chorus

Until we die, let’s be fearless, you and I,

because we will die for nothing if we do not try.

All lyrics written by Spencer Townshend Hughes, Brent Adams, and Tyler Schield