...And The World Files For Chapter 11
We only take what we need
If only they could just see these flames are burning green
And the world will end tonight!
Try to find hope in a world where trust means dollars
And you're always in the struggle if you've got a blue collar
The eyes go blind behind the suits and ties
The sun shows no mercy this morning
I'm staring thin-eyed as the rolling ground comes to a halt
A heart once close has stopped beating
But it's memory lives forever
And our blurry eyes will make some sense of this
You will always be remembered
You will be celebrated
You will never be forgotten
These tears still haven't faded
Hal Johnson Smokes Cigarettes
We've gone to all this trouble of tearing our hair out
Those shadows once oh so legendary have disappeared and fucking faded out
At the foot of these graves of our fallen heroes the feeling is fraudulent
As humiliation sets in
When all you've idolized is dead and gone, you'll realize you've won
When all you've built yourself up on has crashed and burned...
We're digging graves for old memories
And it's safe to say that I'll be home late
And as those dreams of yours, they fizzle out
July! August! Reno!
Wake up and welcome to the realization that it's over for everyone
We'll be bowling out...
Throwing it all away!
I'd say "without a doubt in mind,"
But I've never been so afraid...
Today's the day that you will see everything fade away
and down the drain.
It's closer than you think...
It's closer than you think.
We scratch these walls that we have built
This disbelief is useless
We pull these stakes we've driven in
And I'm pumped dry, can you see it?
WE fade to black and I'm giving in
My blood, it spills on the city
I'm ripped apart, back at the beginning
Can I say?
This confession of the heart will bleed until its end
If we ever see the beginning
Mastering The World's Smallest Violin
I've always said after we tear it down, burn it to the ground
That we'll dance of the ashes of this town
Our patience is wearing thin as we all drown
Home's only home 'til you're sick of the sound of the peeling ground
And we're waiting around, pushing our lives down and down
Hold on for dear life
My hands are blue and I...
I've never been so cold
I've never felt this way before
Meanwhile, In Hell...
Listen close with your ear to the ground
As El Diablo stirs, this place comes crashing down
And through these evil ways, once renowned and straight outta hell...
Haven been replaced by human will
There is a way out
We see it! RIGHT!
You and I wasting time
Preaching to a choir that sees black and white
You and I treading water all the time
Mother Teresa Chokeslams The World
This one's coming way out of the dark
Life a flash of light to your ambitious thoughts
You break your neck for nothing
Reconstructive surgery's far off
(When will the day come?)
The day of flattery
When will the time come when we've grown out of this?
Just stop bullshitting me
This blood-stained flag of regret sits at half mast
These Words Are Bullets
Cover your blackened eyes, and forget about this mess
If I haven't destroyed every little thing...
We could leave in the middle of the night
With the worst behind us
WE'll smoke these days away until the day we die
You better stop before you hurt yourself
These words are bullets, have you caught one yet?
Don't give me those sunken eyes
This Is Giving Up
What have we become?
It hits like a shotgun blast under the still-rising sun
These corners once preyed on by the powers-that-be
have fallen victim to a clean sweep
Get ready to hang your head in shame
when you're greeted by the new face
Of hope and fear
So lay your fingers down on the concrete and watch as they bleed
And listen to everyone scream out!
These four wheels feel like home to me
Enough with living broke at home and bank robberies
These faces I see and these fumes I breathe...
It's proof enough this is where I want to be
These photographs tell a story of their own
Two fists, white knuckles on a microphone
These highway lines, these miles and miles
It's just begun and our broken backs are so cold
You Guys Want One Of These?
This bridge will burn all night
And no one's got a clue why
You pit your truths and lies
It's these things I truly despise
We can't afford to lose our minds
No more living life down at the end
Just smile and wave goodbye my friend
It's the last glance before I turn my head
Wave goodbye my friend