Kairos

1 - Bones

Drain the pool,

and fill it up with dancing skeletons

break the rules,

and bones, your bones,

your bones

We rode all day and night,

In Capitola, California 1985

We cope until we die

Embarcadero, Caballero let your dragons fly

The wheels are turning now....

     Cowboys come and cowboys go

     Leaving broken cars

     For the reservoirs oh no oh no

     A gang of kids and a gang of bones

     turn your sidewalk curb

     to a wave of gold, oh no oh no

Rails and fools

just fool enough to forget gravity

Scrape your shoes 

and bones your bones your bones.

We rode all day and night,

In Capitola, California 1995

We cope until we die,

In Camarillo, anti-hero, let your eagles fly

The wheels are turning now....

     Cowboys come and cowboys go

     Leaving broken cars

     For the reservoirs oh no oh no

     A gang of kids and a gang of bones

     turn your sidewalk curb

     to a wave of gold, oh no oh no

2 - Soldier

Soldier

why you crying for me?

Soldier

why you fighting for me? 

Don't go breaking your back,

Don't go on the attack

Don't go where you cannot come back. 

Soldier

why you crying for me?

Soldier

why you fighting for me? 

Don't go breaking your back,

Don't go on that attack, 

Don't go where you cannot come back.

Soldier

     why you fighting for me? 

3 - She's Walking Out

It's hard to forgive when

there's a knife still in her back

and she's not supposed to care

     he put it there,

     he put it there. 

And you know she's got a head man

she can argue like a queen, 

For so long he tried to fool her

     She's clearer now

     She's clearer now

Now he's coming back to haunt her,

says he only wants a life, 

though he says it's to protect her

     She’s walking out

     She’s walking out 

So forgive her if it takes just

a little time to let it go

But she can’t, and she will not

     shrug it off

And she can’t and she will not

     shrug it off

No she can’t and she will not

     shrug it off

No she can’t and she will not

     shrug it off

She’s walking out, yeah 

She’s walking out, yeah 

4 - All That We Feel

I found your glasses here this morning.

You left them on the porch last night. 

I wondered how long you’d been driving,

how long you’d gone without sight? 

     How long will I miss you?

     How long until you remember I’m always there? 

     How long now you're gone?

     All that we feel we can feel from afar

     How long till I’m with you?

     How long until you remember I’m always there?  

     How to wait that long?

     All that we feel, we can feel from afar. 

I found your coffee here this morning, 

getting cold by the TV light

I wondered how long you’d been sleeping,

how long you’d have to go all night? 

     How long will I miss you?

     How long until you remember I’m always there? 

     How long now you're gone?

     All that we feel we can feel from afar. 

     How long till I’m with you?

     How long until you remember I’m always there?  

     How to wait that long?

     All that we feel, we can feel from afar. 

5 - Fall From Grace

Will you feel 

Will you see 

Will you touch 

Will you kneel 

Will you love

Will you deal

Will you get what you wanted?

     Yeah

Will you hurt 

Will you heal 

Will you give 

Will you steal 

Will you kiss

Will you leer 

Will you get what you wanted

     Yeah

Will you dress your wounds

with worn out sweaters,

never tear the lace?

Will the blood write out

a scarlet letter,

as we all fall from grace?

     all fall from grace

     all fall from grace

     as we all fall from grace
Will you fight

Will you run

Will you stray 

Will you come

Will you dare 

Break it down 

Will you get what you wanted? 

     Yeah 

Will you snap

Will you break 

Will you bolt 

Will you hate

Will you fuck 

Will you shake 

Will you get what you wanted? 

     Yeah

Will you dress your wounds

with worn out sweaters,

never tear the lace?

Will the blood write out

a scarlet letter,

as we all fall from grace?

     all fall from grace

     all fall from grace

     all fall from grace

6 - Valhalla

The ending is impending

Valhalla

We're cleverly pretending

Valhalla 

And everyone is crazy 

so pretty and in love 

We sing Valhalla . . .  

We're anxious and we're waiting,

Valhalla . . . 

Authentic and frustrating

Valhalla . . . 

But everyone is crazy 

especially in love 

We sing Valhalla . . .  

Did you see the sky get red last night? 

Did you live your life at the speed of light? 

     Then sing Valhalla . . . 

7 - Unambiguous Love Song

I’m so sorry for that song I wrote

The one with sadness in every note

The one you heard and it made you cry

Cause you thought I was sad inside

I wasn’t sad I was just insane,

holding on to a runaway train

more desire than any pain

on the way to lovely you,

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Yeah you...

I took some pills and I drank some wine,

but never wanted to go back in time.

I wanted you and I wanted fire,

to keep on burning with this desire.

I wasn’t sad I was just insane,

holding on to a runaway train

more desire than any pain

on the way to lovely you,

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Yeah you...

And if I’m kinda stressed out

It isn’t cause I checked out,

I’m only trying to ride out

the bedlam that’s always in my head. 

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Lovely you

     Yeah you…

8 - Cogitate

You don’t even know you’re wrong

You had it in your memory,

and now it’s gone gone gone

now it’s gone. 

And when you see too long, 

you erase those memories

and they’ll be gone, gone, gone, 

then they’re gone. 

     We’re already on our way to gone

And when you’ve lived too long, 

you read through your diary, 

but it seems wrong wrong wrong,

it’s all wrong. 

The story of your life

a new set of memories

the old ones gone gone gone, 

the old ones gone

     We’re already on our way to gone. 

9 - Damned If

There are some friends who

think they saw you

saw you poison the well.

And it's true

things were not going well.

     But I'll be damned if

     they understand

     why you drank

     till you couldn't stand up

     And I'll be damned if

     they understand

     why you drank

     from the bitterest cup

     Come and drink

     with us all and make up.

Could you foretell

Every farewell

Would you still want to know?

Cause it's true,

It won't change where you go.

     But I'll be damned if

     they understand

     why you drank

     till you couldn't stand up

     And I'll be damned if

     they understand

     why you drank

     from the bitterest cup

     Come and drink

     with us all and make up.

We will be damned if 

we don’t understand 

how to rally

how to drink and make up... 

10 - Dream of Waking Up

I drift in cinematic skies,

as I fall asleep, 

I see the image lighting up

like a silver screen.

Every morning I come back,

back from brilliant scenes, 

where you’re shining in my dreams, 

Yeah you’re shining in my dreams. 

On that Atlantic City night

when you promised me, 

You gave away the smoke and tears

Now we’re breathing free. 

Every kiss was a gamble,

Every hand was free,

Now we’re winning in our dreams

Yeah we’re winning in our dreams. 

     Dream of waking up 

Every message is burning, 

Every medium’s cool 

But you know, I wouldn’t have it

Any other way. 

Every thought is a crossword

Every laugh is a song 

And you know, I wouldn’t have it

Any other way. 

And then you left your passport home 

so we drove all night 

Half the city was still asleep 

as you slipped inside. 

Every border we’d break down 

Every night get lost

And they’re jealous of our dreams,

Yeah, they’re jealous of our dreams.  

     Dream of waking up 

11 - Eleusinian

Eleusinian

And holy water

You keep some secrets

For your sons and daughters 

But you wonder why 

The town is broken 

The river is dry now

There are no wise men 

For two thousand years

Every winter was cold 

These months of darkness 

now damage control 

Left the souls of the dead,

in a parking garage, 

then we drove them away

with the sign of the cross

12 - Count It Out

We're the sum of all our thinking 

all our loving, all our drinking 

till it's gone 

till it's gone 

We're the sum of every hour 

adding bricks onto a tower

till it falls

till it falls 

We're the sum of every lover

all the lost and then recovered, 

and it shows

We’re the sum of all our longing 

all aversion, all belonging 

then we go,

yeah, then we go

     So before you go

     Count it out

     All the time you have,

     take it all

We're the sum of variation

evolution and temptation 

as we fall 

as we fall 
We’re the sum of conversation

every silent aspiration

as we go 

as we go

We're the sum of our repression 

all our doubts and every question

but we know 

we don’t know

We're the sum of all our feeling

all declaring, all concealing

high and low 

We're the sum of all our laughter

all before and ever after 

then we go,

yeah, then we go.

      So before you go

     Count it out

     All the time you have,

     take it all

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