GAF Demos

See the GAF Demos page for details on the demos. Different lyrics are marked in red.

Pharaoh

[rev. May 28, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Hi to all the people that are selling me
Here's one straight from the factory
They sew my eyes up in their sockets
I dip my hand into their pockets

Hi to all the people that are selling me
Here's one straight from the factory
They sew their eyes into my sockets
I dip my hands into their pockets

 

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Slaving platinum to bone

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Trading platinum for bone

 

One big man with the good connection
Takes the whole damn ship in the wrong direction
I don't mind him misinterpreting me
I hate it when he gets us lost out to sea

One big man with the good connection
Takes the whole damn ship in the wrong direction
I don't mind him misinterpreting me
But I hate it when he gets us lost out to sea

 

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Slaving platinum to bone

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Trading platinum for bone

 

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Slaving platinum to bone

Is there anybody there?
I could swear I'm not alone
Show your faces if you dare
Trading platinum for bone

 

Late at night when I'm lying in bed
I've got to say a prayer for my daily bread
And early in the morning when I'm still asleep
You sit upon your throne making grown men weep
With boredom

Late at night when I'm lying in bed
We've got to say a prayer for our daily bread
And early in the morning when I'm still asleep
You sit upon your throne making grown men weep
With boredom!

 

Metropolis

[rev. May 28, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

There'll never be another quite like you
I'm so involved with everything you do
Don't say nothing good will ever come of this
Don't say the damage is worse than it is

There'll never be another quite like you
I'm so involved in everything you do
Don't say nothing good will ever come of this
Don't say the damage is much worse than it is

 

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you

 

You stare down at some crowd from your trapeze
And when you fell they fell down on their knees
And when you broke they scrambled for a piece
And when you spoke I felt their anger freeze

You stare down the crowd's face from your trapeze
And when you fell they fell down on their knees
And when you broke they scrambled for a piece
And when you spoke I felt their anger freeze

 

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you
And back in Metropolis talk about a holocaust
And then visit the zoo
And back in Metropolis the weather is ridiculous
What's it all leading to?

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you
And back in Metropolis talk about a holocaust
And then visit the zoo
And back in Metropolis the weather is ridiculous
What's it all leading to?

 

And it's only a day away
We could leave tonight
You could sleep along the way
Dream in black and white

And it's only a day away
We could leave tonight
You could dream along the way
Dream in black and white

 

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you
And back in Metropolis talk about a holocaust
And then visit the zoo
And back in Metropolis the weather is ridiculous
What's it all leading to?

Back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
And back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you
And back in Metropolis talk about a holocaust
And then visit the zoo
And back in Metropolis the weather is ridiculous
What's it all leading to?

 

And back in Metropolis
What's it all leading to?
And back in Metropolis
What's it all leading to?

And back in Metropolis, circuses and elephants
Where the oranges grew
Back in Metropolis nothing can ever topple us
When I'm standing with you
And back in Metropolis

 

Terra Nova Cain

 

No Demo Available

 

City

[rev. May 28, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

There, smoke turns into serpents in the air
Beware, there's no sanctuary anywhere
On this very spot, a great city once stood
It oozed with evil but it felt so good
Well I don't know
Where did it go?

There, smoke turns into serpents in the air
Beware, there's no sanctuary anywhere
On this very spot, a great city once stood
It oozed with evil but it felt so good
Well I don't know
Where did it go?

 

And here, there's lots of method in the madness dear
And we're considering remaining here
On this very house a giant was born
With two angry eyes and one sharp black horn
Well I don't know
How could he grow?

And here, there's lots of method in the madness dear
And we're considering remaining here
In this very house a giant was born
With two angry eyes and one sharp black horn
Well I don't know
How could he grow?

 

The fountains gush wine, the chimneys spurt flowers
And me and my friends pass the fleeting hours
Well yes and no
Where did they go?

The fountains spurt wine and the chimneys gush flowers
When me and my friends pass the fleeting hours
Well I don't know
Where did they go?

 

Goodbye, there's no reason, there's no alibi
I'll try to write you a letter from the cyclone's eye
On this very day, a hundred years before
They opened up the future like it was a door
Well I don't know
Where did it go?

Goodbye, there's no reason and no alibi
I'll try to write you a letter from the cyclone's eye
On this very day, a hundred years before
They opened up the future like it was a door
Well I don't know
Where did they go?

 

Towers stretch up, the spires spiral odd
Behind the vicar's gate, the sign, 'Beware of God'

Well I don't know
Where did he go?

Well I don't know
Where did they go?

 

Monday Morning

[rev. Mar. 27, 2003]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Beyond the city, and evening dust
Dreams and thunder rattle the rust

Beyond the city, and evening dust
Dreams and thunder rattle the dust

 

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Burning you, turning you

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Burning you, turning you

 

There was a lifetime spent in the sun
Hundreds of chances, blew every one
Dice rolled, double six, double six, double six
Owner of trouble, flesh, blood and bricks

There was a lifetime spent in the sun
Hundreds of chances, blew every one
Dice rolls, double six, double six, double six
Owner of trouble, flesh, blood and bricks

 

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Turning you, burning you

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Turning you, burning you

 

Oh Monday morning, the cracks become quite clear
Oh Monday morning, take me back, leave me here

Oh Monday morning, the cracks become quite clear
Oh Monday morning, take me back, leave me here

 

Beyond the city, and evening dust
Dreams and thunder rattle the rust

Beyond the city, and evening dust
Dreams and thunder rattle the rust

 

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Burning you, turning you around

You had an idea that you won't have again
She's forgotten your name and hopes you'll do the same
The start of the ash, and the end of the flame
Burning you, turning you around

 

Russian Autumn Heart

[rev. Aug. 21, 2013]

Album Version

Demo Version

   

Warm!
...hee-up

 

Combustion, suggestions, roaring engines
Jewels and lathes that build a world
Titanic, Howard Hughes, an aimless king
Always spoilin' the best things you done

Combustion, suggestions, roaring engines
Jewels and lathes that build a world
A Titanic, Howard Hughes, a brainless king
Boilin', spoilin' the best things you done

 

So red squares and wavy leaves
Delicate glass kisses, delicate lips
Russian autumn heart
Russian autumn heart

So red squares and wavy leaves
Delicate glass kisses, delicate lips
Russian autumn heart
I a-forbid you, you Russian autumn heart

 

Testin', digressin', fallin' to the earth
Red-hot spaceships with soil so rich
A trillion pennies for a handful of dust
A sight only witnessed by a mountain of ice

A-testin', digressin', fallin' to the earth
Red-hot spaceships with soil so rich
A trillion pennies for a handful of dust
A sight only witnessed by a mountain of no eyes

 

So red squares and wavy leaves
Sibling link meets Manchurian mink
Russian autumn heart
Russian autumn heart

And so red squares and wavy leaves
Delicate glass kisses and delicate lips
You Russian autumn heart
I forbid you, you Russian autumn heart

 

Combustion, suggestions, roaring engines
Jewels and lathes that rule the world
Titanic and Howard Hughes, an aimless king
Always spoilin' the best things you done

Titanic, Howard Hughes, a brainless king
Are boilin', spoilin' the best things you done
Combustion, suggestions, roaring engines
Jewels and lathes that build a world

 

So red squares and wavy leaves
Delicate glass kisses, delicate lips
Russian autumn heart
Russian autumn heart
Russian autumn heart
Russian autumn heart

So red squares and wavy leaves
Delicate glass kisses and delicate lips
You Russian autumn heart
I forbid you, you Russian autumn heart
You Russian autumn heart
I forbid you, you Russian autumn heart
Howard Hughes
The Titanic
Oh, Russian autumn heart
Oh, Russian autumn heart

 

Essence

[rev. Aug. 21, 2013]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

The universe is female
Eluding the science of men
Sway and you swagger and your mean little dagger
You're gonna blow it again

It's not a quote from the Bible
It's not a chimp at the zoo
It's not the hand of your rival
It's not the arrival you knew

 

Prove her existence in everything
The soul of her rivers and stones
Her acquiescence in everything
Her essence, her presence, her bones

I'll prove her existence in everything
The soul of her rivers and stones
Her acquiescence to everything
Her essence, her presence, her bones

 

Lust and law take the masculine
Ambition and war take the boys
I pin the tail on the alpha male
A little man making big noise

It's not the size of the Corvair
It's not the way that you die
It's not the day that you knealt and prayed
But anybody could try

 

Prove her existence in everything
The soul of her rivers and stones
Her acquiescence in everything
Her essence, her presence, her bones

I'll prove her existence in everything
The soul of her rivers and stones
Her acquiescence to everything
Her essence, her presence, her bones

 

It's not the engine or chassis
It's not the weapon or length
Your war dance I guess got this place in this mess
But there's something that's stronger than strength


Prove her existence in everything
The soul of her rivers and stones
Her acquiescence in everything
Her essence, her presence, her bones

 
 

A metaphor is a goddess
A king that's fit for a queen
The opposite side of that armored old hide
I hope you know what I mean
Oh yeah

It's not the buildings and railroads
It's not the harvest of corn
It's not the chassis or engine
You were manic when you were born
Oh yeah, oh yeah

 

You're Still Beautiful

[rev. May 28, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

It was only seven years ago
Your mirror finally broke
Your little bunch of followers turned you into a fool
The butt of all their vicious jokes, screamin'

It was only seven years ago
When your mirror finally broke
Your little bunch of followers turned you into a fool
The butt all their vicious jokes, screamin'

 

You're still beautiful baby
Nobody can take that away
You're still beautiful baby
Even when you fall down that way

You're still beautiful baby
Nobody can take that away
You're still wonderful baby
Even when you fall down that way

 

You turned up backstage at the palace
We thought you was wearing a mask
I felt so fucking embarrassed
When you looked at your reflection and asked, you asked

You turned up backstage at the palace
We thought you was wearing a mask
And I felt so fucking embarassed
When you looked at your reflection and asked, you asked

 

Are you still beautiful baby?
Nobody can take that away
You're still beautiful baby
Baby don't believe what you see

Are you still beautiful baby?
Nobody can take that away
You're still wonderful baby
Even when you fall down that way

 

Well, once upon a time I would've killed for you
I'm sorry that you got in this mess
But you're the walking picture of Dorian Gray
At least it's artistic I guess, I guess

Now, once upon a time I would've killed for you
And I'm sorry that you got in this mess
You're the walking picture of Dorian Gray
At least it's artistic I guess, I guess

 

You're still beautiful baby
Nobody can take that away
You're still beautiful baby
Even when you fall down that way

You're still beautiful baby
Nobody can take that away
You're still wonderful baby
Even when you fall down that way

 

You're still beautiful baby (You're still beautiful baby)
Nobody can take that away (Nobody can take that away)
You're still beautiful baby (Ahh, still so beautiful)
Baby don't believe what you see (No)

You're still beautiful baby (You're still beautiful baby)
Nobody can take that away (Nobody can take that away)
You're still wonderful baby (You're still wonderful baby)
Even when you fall down that way (Even when you fall down that way)


You're still...

 

Disappointment

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Far below the surface, where the women sway
Green shadows greet another day
Drowned for the moment on an empty ocean bed
And I cannot lift my head

Far below the surface, where the women sway
Green shadows greet another day
Drowned for the moment on an empty ocean bed
And I cannot lift my head

 

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

 

Take back her keys, what shall we do today?
Maybe a little lunch down at the ghost café
Sand in my sandals, my blood feels like red wine
They say, 'Hey, everything will work out fine'

Take back her keys, what shall we do today?
Maybe a little lunch down at the ghost café
Sand in my sandals, my blood feels like red wine
They say, 'Hey, everything will work out fine'

 

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

 

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

 

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care
Off in the distance just waiting there

Late for an appointment, clothes everywhere
I cannot find my mem'ry anywhere
Ah, disappointment just doesn't care...

 

Transient

 

No Demo Available

 

Laughing

[rev. Aug. 22, 2013]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Five o'clock, fade away the shadows
Leaving by the window or the door

Five o'clock, fade away the shadows
Leaving by the window or the door

 

And they're laughing
Laughing at you anyway
Yeah they're laughing
Laughing at you every day

And they're laughing
Laughing at you anyway
They're laughing
Laughing at you every day


I understood before I knew
I realized everything that was holding you


Laughing, laughing, laughing, laughing
Laughing, laughing

 

Eight o'clock, underneath the lamplight
Slow poison from a tiny little wound

Six o'clock, walking in the lamplight
Slow poison from the tiny little wound

 

And they're laughing
Laughing at you anyway
Yeah they're laughing
Laughing at you every day

And they're laughing
Laughing at you anyway
And they're laughing
Laughing at you every day


Once I saw what I'd become
a useless garment that wouldn't suit anyone

 

I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you

I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you

 

Laughing at you
Laughing at you

Laughing at you
Laughing at you

 

Twelve o'clock, in the building of the mirrors
Recoil from my elongated twin

Eight o'clock, in the building of the mirrors
Recoil from my elongated twin

 

And he's laughing
He's laughing at you anyway
Yeah he's laughing
He's laughing at you every day

And he's laughing
He's laughing at me anyway
Yeah he's laughing
Laughing at me every day


Then, I thought the whole thing out
Crystallized by my hopes and by your doubts


Laughing, laughing, laughing, laughing


Twelve o'clock, and the perfect ending
Love potion sure gave me strange dreams


And I'm laughing
Laughing at you anyway
And you're laughing
Laughing at me every day

 

I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you
I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you
I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you

I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you
I understood before I knew
I realized I'd spend my life coming back to you
I understood before I knew...

 

Fading Away

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Don't come to pieces in my hand
White stars reflecting dust and sand
That perfume makes me think of grief
Shake the faith, shake the belief

Don't come to pieces in my hand
White stars refracted by the sand
That perfume makes me think of grief
It takes my faith, breaks my belief

 

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

 

So I wander through these rooms
I feel the orbit of the moons
And I dream what I've become
And all's forgotten by the sun

And so I wander through these rooms
I feel the orbit of the moons
I guess what I have might have done
And I dream what I've become

 

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

 

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

Who's there to say that we're living this moment
Feels like I'm in a play
The sets and the props of this, your apartment
Seem to be fading away, fading away

 

Don't come to pieces in my hand
White stars reflecting dust and sand
That perfume makes me think of grief
Shake the faith, shake the belief

Don't come to pieces in my hand
White stars refracted by the sand
That perfume makes me think of grief
It takes my faith, breaks my belief

 

Grind

[rev. Aug. 30, 2015]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

The whine in your hand is worth two at the bar
And everybody knows what you've been drinking
Disgraceful sky flecked with a nightmare of stars
And everybody knows how you've been syncing

The whine in your hand is worth two at the bar
And everybody knows what you've been drinking
Graceful night flecked with a nightgown of stars
And everybody knows what you've been thinking

 

Long distance century buzzes and fades
I wonder why you've not resigned
Previews processions and parades
You've got to grind, grind it out
You've got to grind, grind it out

Long distance century buzzes and fades
An automatic charge on your mind
Previews processions and parades
We've got to grind, grind it out

 

Line up the arrows, push off the top
This can cause sustain forever
And once it's started up, it cannot be stopped
At least it's holding us together

Line up the arrows, push off the top
This can cause sustain forever
And once it's started up, it cannot be stopped
But it's holding us together

 

Long distance century buzzes and fades
An automatic charge on your mind
The glittering minutes jangle decades
We've got to grind, grind it out
We've got to grind, grind it out

Long distance century buzzes and fades
I wonder why we've not resigned
The glittering minutes jangle decades
We've got to grind, grind it out

 

Vortex appears, unleashed by the crash
A moment marred by hesitation
Bedazzled surgeon chases the gash
And we don't need that operation


Long distance century buzzes and fades
Elysian Fields not far behind
Find me a witness amongst these shades
They've got to grind, grind it out
They've got to grind, grind it out

 
 

Long distance century buzzes and fades
I hope the deaf can lead the blind
Lift me up into those whirling blades
I've got to grind, grind it out
You got to grind, grind it out
We've got to grind, grind it out
We've got to grind, grind it out

Long distance century buzzes and fades
Better take all that you can find
Lift me up into those whirring blades
I've got to grind, grind it out
I've got to grind, grind it out
We've got to grind, grind it out
We've got to grind

 

The songs in this section appeared on A Quick Smoke At Spots.

Forgotten Reign

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

I walk through the forgotten reign
An ancient central nation
Taken under the hand
Blessed like French Champagne

I walk through the forgotten reign
An ancient central nation
Taken under the hand
Blessed like French Champagne

 

Then she moved to know him
To form a perfect creation
Exile waits on God's delights
And I accused of tasting

Then she moved to know him
To form a perfect creation
Exile waits on God's delights
And accused of tasting

 

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves
(Overcome, I succumbed)

 

The great great river flowed away
Across the sands we lived again
Leaderless, began our fight
Evolution in decay
Priests with hair and eyes so clear
Appealed upon to return
Struck up his flying caravan
Said fifteen years I've been here

The great great river flowed away
Across the sands we lived again
Leaderless, began our fight
Evolution in decay
Priests with hair and eyes so clear
Appealed upon to return
Struck up his flying caravan
Said fifteen years I've been here

 

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves
(Overcome, I succumbed)

 

Bloodless soldier weep while the phone rings and
It's gonna take a long time

Bloodless soldier weep while the phone rings and
It's gonna take a long time

 

Floats in the air
Attuned for wings
Prophets schooled
Language lost along the line

Floats in the air
Attuned for wings
Prophets schooled
Language lost along the line

 

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves
(Overcome, I succumbed)

 

Hunter

The chorus in this song has different overlapping lyrics coming from the left [L] and right [R] sides.
Most of the differences between the album version and the demo are because these left and right lyrics were switched.

 

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

A silver lamp-lit sign flashes in the rain
Inside the taxi that takes me to my plane
And the party's over with a head that throbs
It's none of my business you see, I'm just doing my job

A silver lamp-lit sign flashes in the rain
Inside the taxi that takes me to my plane
And the party's over with a head that throbs
It's none of my business you see, I'm just doing my job

 

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](I lived by the sword, died by the sword)
  [R](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
  [R](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
I'm gonna spring your trap
  [L](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
  [R](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)
  [R](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
  [R](Lived by the sword, died by the sword)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
  [R](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
I'm gonna spring your trap
  [L](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
  [R](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)
  [R](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)

 

Let's see...
You were last seen leaving Tony's Bar with a dark suspicious man
And some intoxicated woman 'cause your wife doesn't understand
A carnation in your buttonhole, greed inside your veins
Smooth threats and promises, hotel rooms and chains

Now let's see...
You were last seen leaving Tony's Bar with a dark suspicious man
And some intoxicated woman 'cause your wife doesn't understand
A carnation in your buttonhole and greed inside your veins
Smooth threats and promises, hotel rooms and chains

 

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Lived by the sword, died by the sword)
  [R](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
  [R](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
I'm gonna spring your trap
  [L](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
  [R](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)
  [R](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
  [R](Lived by the sword, died by the sword)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
  [R](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
I'm gonna spring your trap
  [L](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
  [R](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)
  [R](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)

 

Closing in like snow and rust
Leave you high and dry
First you're gonna simmer
Then you're gonna fry

Closing in like snow and rust
Leave you high and dry
First you're gonna simmer
Then you're gonna fry

 

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Lived by the sword, died by the sword)
  [R](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
  [R](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
I'm gonna spring my trap
  [L](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
  [R](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)
  [R](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)

I'm gonna track you down
  [L](He obeys the law, where the stuff is sold)
  [R](Lived by the sword, died by the sword)
I'm gonna catch your scent
  [L](What can you afford, and the costs have soared)
  [R](And our hand's in the war, in the rental hall)
I'm gonna spring my trap
  [L](In the rental hall, and our hand's in the war)
  [R](And the costs have soared, what can you afford)
I'm gonna track you down
  [L](Died by the sword, lived by the sword)
  [R](Where the stuff is sold, he obeys the law)

 

Much Too Much

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

[Repeated throughout song in background:]
(Far too many
Much too much)

[Repeated throughout song in background:]
(Far too many
Much too much)

 

There's a fire in the eastern perimeter
There's an alligator in the stew
And everybody who's going to heaven
Would they kindly stand in this queue

There's a fire in the eastern perimeter
There's an alligator in the stew
And everybody who's going to heaven
Would they kindly stand in this queue

 

Because there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch

Because there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch

 

At the break of day I was breaking
At the fall of night well I fell
Like a fool I wept as the starbeams crept
Illuminating this hell

At the break of day I was breaking
At the fall of night well I fell
Like a fool I wept as the starbeams crept
Illuminating this hell

 

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
And I only want to give you a touch (a touch)

 

Don't ask me if I'm ready
I'm standing with my ticket in hand
When the boss comes back and he looks at this crack
He sure ain't gonna understand

Don't ask me if I'm ready
I'm standing with my ticket in hand
When the boss comes back and he looks at this crack
He sure ain't gonna understand

 

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch, touch, touch, touch...

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch, touch, touch, touch...

 

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch, touch, touch, touch...

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch, touch, touch, touch...

 

Far too many
Much too much
Far too many
Much too much
Far too many
Much too much
Far too many

Far too many
Much too much
Far too many
Much too much
Far too many
Much too much
Far too many

 

Desert

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

I, I am the stranger this time around
You, you are the changeless sounds of sand
I could be here forever riding this death
You, you are the distance, my clown

I, I am the stranger this time around
You, you are the changeless sounds of sand
I could be here forever riding this death
You, you are the distance, my clown

 

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

 

I, I am the journey into the haze
You, you are the hill of yesterdays

I, I am the journey into the haze
You, you are the hill of yesterdays

 

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

 

I, I am the pulse of the heat
You, you are the name of every man that I meet

I, I am the pulse of the heat
You, you are the name of every man that I meet

 

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oasis
Empty spaces of today

 

Take It Back

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

She said thanks for the present
Thanks for the future, too
But it'll take something better than this clichéd love letter
To make me come back to you

She said thanks for the present
Thanks for the future, too
But it'll take something better than this clichéd love letter
To make me come back to you

 

You better take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

You better take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

 

Well, I first arrived in this brand new life
With my halo and clean slate
But then I dabbled and I meddled till I couldn't backpedal
And I hate my fate

Well, I first arrived in this brand new life
With my halo and clean slate
But then I dabbled and I meddled till I couldn't backpedal
And I hate my fate

 

I want to take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

I want to take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

 

She said thanks for the memory
She said thanks for the booze
She said thanks for everything that made me sing
These elemental breakdown blues

She said thanks for the memory
She said thanks for the booze
She said thanks for everything that made me sing
These elemental breakdown blues

 

Why don't you take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

Why don't you take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)

 

(Take it back, take it back)

(Take it back, take it back)

 

(Take it back, take it back)
(Take it back, take it back)
(Take it back) (take it to the metal)
(Take it back) (take it to the metal)
(Take it back) (take it anywhere at all)
(Take it back) (take it anywhere)
(Take it back) (take it to the metal)
(Take it back) (take it to the bone)
(Take it back) (take it anywhere at all)
(Take it back) (take it all back home)
(Take it back) (take it to the metal)
(Take it back) (take it to the bone)
(Take it back) (take it to the bone)
(Take it back) (take it to the bone)
(Take it...)

(Take it back, take it back)
Take it back, take it back
Take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it anywhere)
Take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere at all)
Take it back (take it all back home)
Take it back (take it to the metal)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it to the bone)

 

Dream

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

Washed into a sentimental group
Lonely mistress breathes about preview
Battle-clad Byzantium command
And these dark cards look nothing like my hand

Washed into a sentimental group
Lonely mistress breathes about preview
Battle-clad Byzantium command
And these dark cards look nothing like my hand

 

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

 

Emptiness builds up with perfumed pride
There's an enemy cruising on the plain tonight
Harmony is lost and then it's wet
Don't know how I'm so far off from my bed

Emptiness builds up with perfumed pride
There's an enemy cruising on the plain tonight
Harmony is lost and then it's wet
Don't know how I'm so far off from my bed

 

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

 

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole, rend the sky

 

Memories of serpents in the drain
Melting like ice cream in the rain
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer...

Memories of serpents in the drain
Melting like ice cream in the rain
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer to the grave
As my self grows closer to the grave

 

The Feast

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

There were many guests at the table
Misfortune, jealousy, and sloth
Acting fine, drink the wine
Spill it on the tablecloth

There were many guests at the table
Misfortune, jealousy, and sloth
Acting fine, drink the wine
Spill it on the tablecloth

 

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

 

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

 

And then when the feast was over
The guests withdrew to the fire
Talking proud, laughing out loud
To pretend, deceive and admire

And then when the feast was over
The guests withdrew to the fire
Talking proud, laughing out loud
To pretend, deceive and admire

 

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

 

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

 

(Three blind mice, three blind mice)

(Three blind mice, three blind mice)

 

Rats danced on the Persian rug
The cats fell down drunk in the chair
They reverted again to women and men
If only you had been there

Rats danced on the Persian rug
The cats fell down drunk in the chair
They reverted again to women and men
If only you had been there

 

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to

 

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

 

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

It's impossible (yes I know)
It's too tempting too (I admit)
It's unforgivable (but I have nothing to lose)

 

Wardance

[Unreleased Demo]
 

[rev. May 29, 2010]

Album Version

Demo Version

 

[Not available on any album]

Everybody's got to volunteer
Somebody crept in when we weren't here
Things are looking good this year


I wish I could sweetly crush her neck
All of Rome had only just one neck
I could teach them some respect


I could make things difficult for you
Be the cleansing scourge you want me to
I never pass up a golden chance
Now watch me do my old wardance


I need more money and more men
If I am to rule the roost again
A fighting cock among the hens


I could make things difficult for you
Be the cleansing scourge you want me to
I never pass up a golden chance
Now watch me do my old wardance


Retaliation baby
Retaliation


I take my work home with me at night
Knotting, plotting till I get it right
Until I get you in my sights
(Alright)


I could make things difficult for you
Be the cleansing scourge you want me to
I never pass up a golden chance
Now watch me do my old wardance


Retaliation baby
Retaliation baby
Retaliation baby
Retaliation baby