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Track Name: Speak to me
Speak to me with a gentle tongue
I don’t feel myself
Wait for me with constricted lung
I’ve got no story to tell

I lie for my sanity
I lie for my health
Denial shouldn’t be necessity
But it grows with such stealth

Cradle my neck with your bony fingers
You know that I am fragile
I want to feel calm and at peace
If only for a little while

I lie for my sanity
I lie for my health
Denial shouldn’t be necessity
But it grows with such stealth

What will change my mind?
What will change my mind?

Speak to me with a gentle tongue
I don’t feel myself
Wait for me with constricted lung
I’ve got no story to tell

I lie for my sanity
I lie for my health
Denial shouldn’t be necessity
But it grows with such stealth

What will change my mind?
What will change my mind?
What will change my mind?
What will change my mind?
Track Name: To the black horizon
Selfish and distant
But I mean to be kind
Which of my many faults
Now draws my eyes

To the black horizon
To the black horizon

To yearn is not unique
But what a sweet surprise
To look with renewed fire

To the black horizon
To the black horizon

Imperfect dreams
Of an imperfect mind
Time to pack up
Take what’s left of what’s mine

To the black horizon
To the black horizon
To the black horizon
To the black horizon
Track Name: Vulnerable
Walking numb and reckless through the trees
What’s the good in imperfection?
Callous hearts are not anomalies
How we selfishly crave affection

But we’re so afraid to cry
Ooh-ooh-ooooh
I don’t want to live a lie
Let me be vulnerable this time

Take me to the dark of the ocean
Where the deep is hard to comprehend
Summon now a heady black devotion
Making logic easy to suspend

‘Cause we’re so afraid to cry
Ooh-ooh-ooooh
I don’t want to live a lie
Let me be vulnerable this time

Walking numb and reckless through the trees
What’s the good in imperfection?
Track Name: Anymore
Machine of procreation
Drew me in to your eyes
But they were just a memory
By that time
Contraception on your floor
Says it all far too clearly
You are not mine
Anymore

In that sad vision
Your arms held our first child
And we looked so happy
In that little while
But it’s just a dream
A nightmare vision what’s it for?
‘Cause you are not mine
Anymore

And my heart said then
It could only be you
And my genes said then
It could only be you
But now that vision
Well it doesn’t mean a thing
Anymore

Anymore
Anymore
Track Name: Pretty wife
You know your wife looks so pretty
But you ain’t never around
You know your wife looks so pretty
But you ain’t never around

I wish I could lie like a man would lie
But she’s so desperate
That won’t matter tonight

She lingers out in the yard
In that sweet summer dress
She lingers out in the yard
In that short summer dress

She looks at me
Like I might be useful
Only fantasy makes this life bearable

Oooh
Could you make it bearable
Aaah
Can you make it bearable

You know your wife looks so pretty
But you ain’t never around
You know your wife looks so pretty
But you ain’t never at home

I wish I could lie like a man would lie
But she’s so desperate
That won’t matter tonight
Won’t matter tonight
Won’t matter tonight
Track Name: Hold me now
Always looking for a place to hide away
A place to truly escape
I always want the easy option
Always looking for a place to hide away
Forever waiting
Perfection
Can not exist
Aah-ahh

Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way
Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way

Always looking for relief that will stay
Want it now to be
Safely locked within your loving arms
Always looking for relief that will stay
Not brittle and fleeting
Just a step away from a memory
Aah-ahh

Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way
Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way

Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way
Hold me now baby
Don’t wanna feel this way
Track Name: Promise me the way home is safe
Remember the taste of my name
Remember the taste of my name
Kill me in the morning with a rusty blade
But remember the taste of my name

Kiss my forehead when the night turns dark
Kiss my cold lips when the fever cuts hard
Break my fragile ribcage
And tear out my heart
But kiss my cold lips when the fever cuts hard

Ooh my pretty babe you’ve got to say it out loud
If you really love me
Then prove it now
When a bird don’t like the winter
Then they just fly south

Promise me the way home is safe
Promise me the way home is safe
Promise me the way home is safe
Promise me the way home is safe
Track Name: Only the darkness knows
Count out every
Tentative step
Without these details
Just what would be left

Oh who could I be
Without the unnecessary
Only the darkness knows

The details they kill me
What to wear and what to eat
The details won’t let me
Get hardly any sleep

Oh who could I be
Without the unnecessary
Only the darkness knows

When my eyes are blurred
And my mind is blurred
What should I recognise as truth
When my eyes are blurred
And my mind is blurred
What should I recognise as truth

The details speak always
Of looming catastrophe
When the numbers are wrong
But I’m sick of this fallacy

Oh who could I be
Without the unnecessary
Only the darkness knows

Oh who could I be
Without the unnecessary
Only the darkness knows
Track Name: With your lips pressed tight
Stay with me
My lady
Down by the river
Tonight
Stay with me
My lady
With your lips pressed tight
With your lips pressed tight

The river calls
For silent wading
I’ll take you in
To the crown
Tonight
Your currency
It is now fading
But I won’t hurt you
If that’s alright
No I won’t hurt you
If that’s all
Track Name: Without Fail
File down the edges
Of the harsh details
Swallow your sweet lies
With a mouth full of nails

It’s frightening how quickly
A fabricated tale
Weaves in so deeply
In to truth
Without fail

Make your story manageable
Make your story well
Memory won’t care at all
And the mind cannot tell

It’s frightening how quickly
A fabricated tale
Weaves in so deeply
In to truth
Without fail

Without fail
Without fail
Without fail

Can I truly justify
These lies for myself
Just to keep my grip from slipping
From what’s left of my fragile mental health

It’s frightening how quickly
A fabricated tale
Weaves in so deeply
In to truth
Without fail

Without fail
Without fail
Without fail
Track Name: Cheez Whiz Fantasy
Hey
I’ve got a cheez whiz fantasy
Hey
I’ve gotta get get get some
Hey
I need a PBS catastrophe
Hey
But I can’t get no reception

I am a thousand miles
From the place where I was born
And even further
From any place that I can call home

Hey
I’ve got a baseball bat
Hey
And a baseball glove
Hey
Apartment cat
Hey
Monogamous love

I am a thousand miles
From the place where I was born
And even further
From any place that I can call home

A thousand miles
One thousand six hundred kilometres
A thousand miles
One thousand six hundred kilometres
Track Name: I know your name
If I were to grab you by your throat
Would you have the strength to get away?
Take this down as a note
You don’t wanna forget my advice today
Can you trust the ones you love?
Can you ever trust anyone?
Is there something in the water that’s wrong?
Is there something in the earth that’s wrong?

The natural state that I seek
Presents itself as harmony
But all that’s organic in me
Likes to lie through sneering teeth
What is it that should guide my way?
What is it I want to say?
Is there something in the water that’s wrong?
Is there something in the earth that’s wrong?

When it comes to suppressing instinct
When it comes to possessing who I am
Categories and definitions
Creations flawed and too human
But I know your name baby
And you know mine
But I know your name baby
And you know mine

Is there something in the water that’s wrong?
Is there something in the earth that’s wrong?
Is there something in my heart that’s wrong?
There is something in my mind that’s wrong?

When it comes to suppressing instinct
When it comes to possessing who I am
Categories and definitions
Creations flawed and too human
But I know your name baby
And you know mine
But I know your name baby
And you know mine