All The Stars In Texas
Small minds, blank eyes, big ol' bank-slips
I'll take big boy, he'll clean those drawers good
I'll get the safe while you start the car, pretty thing
Gimme a kiss and keep your foot on the gas, now, 'cause
All these people understand
Is a gun in their face or the cash in their hand
I wanna take you home and start a family, yeah
Anything For You
My ancestors planted some sequoias by a road
I've driven down that road since I was born
Oh, never have you ever seen so many perfect evergreens
But I would chop them all down just for you
I have walked a million miles in a hundred pairs of shoes
In search of some universal truth
Well a deity just came to me and handed me a scroll to read
And I will gladly pass it on to you.
Oh, is there anything left to say?
You've been down so long you've forgotten to believe
You're watching it slip away
You've been kicked around, they got you on your knees
But they're all the same
They laugh and walk away
And they think you'll turn around and go back home
Back at home
They said you'd never win
Cyborgs Vs Robots
You don't understand
Unless you reprogram.
I try to assimilate
You still intimidate.
But your iron fist will never knock me down
'Cause I'm powered
By a conscious right to conduct my life
I'll Never Be Lonely Again
There's a star at the edge of the field where we kiss
Where I hold you and tell you I love you
And that star shine's it's light
Through this young boy's window every night
As I lay here gazing, wishing for that love
But those young lover's days
Are still far away
If that star keeps consoling
I'll never be lonely
Manta rays above us
In the open sea
I wonder if you think of me.
Now we're swimming deeper
Nothing's as it seems
Creatures sailing silently.
Or so I've dreamed
Since I met you
I'm a snake in the grass
Watch your feet,
Let me pass.
I'm tight and afraid
I can't eat,
I can't change.
And all the little mice
Are dancing in sunlight
'Twas quite the inky black night
All the weather vanes were turning
And the constable was burning out his light
When low our anchors went down, barnacle bound
The men were up and churning
Yes, and soon the square was burning to the ground
And oh the flames were as gold
I scour at the angry moon
Safe In The Dark
Have you been up late nights?
(It's okay, itīs just been hard to sleep)
It seems so in your eyes
(It's just that work has been gettin' to me)
I heard about your beau
(He's not feeling well, but he's alright)
Thereīs something I can do
(Thanks for offering, but Iīll be fine)
Everyone wants to feel safe in the dark
Good night all my children.
Now, you must lay down your heads.
You wouldn't want the sun to catch you
Missing from your bed.
I wish that we could stay here
I wish with all my heart
But to the earth we've been committed
And now we must depart.
Skeletons On Parade
Behind a curtain of towering pines,
The sun settling red.
A city hidden high in the hills,
Comes out to honor the dead.
Families somberly walk through the town,
They build altars and pray.
Clean the tombs and clutch rosaries,
And speak of better days.
Too Tired To Wink
I gotta lotta people telling me I smell like the dead
Apparently they cannot see that
I'm already walkin' 'round without a head.
I've got a problem with the object of the ongoing game
Set the self upon the shelf
And drag your shell through the day.
But look at all the stars
We've come so far
I want it with whipped cream on it
Baby, gimme, gimme, gimme your love
'Cause I'm hungry, you can't keep it from me
Lord knows you got more than enough.
Baby, I, I'm fiendin', I know you got your reasons
For keeping it to yourself
But you got plenty, honey, I don't think it's funny
Gotta give it, give it, give it or else
I might just lose my mind.