Lyrics

 
 

NEW GUNS

 

You know how to dig when you’re searching for gold

You know how to pray when you’ve lost all hope

You know how to move when we’re moving too slow

There’s no telling how it’s gonna go

 

Because I can’t tell when you’re up or you’re down

When you’re feeling alright, if I’m staying the night

There’s no telling when you’re feeling low

Darlin how should I know?

 

Do you feel it? I know, I feel it too

The uncomfortable rise of the new you

The new me, oh this is what I see

Oh this is what I need to, need to be

 

It’s the end of the year, and I don’t carry that gun no more

 

You know how to pry when the door is closed

You know how to lie like the color of the clouds in the sky

Just enough to get your way

Just enough for me to stay

 

Because I can’t tell when you’re up or you’re down

When you’re feeling alright, if I’m staying the night

There’s no telling when you’re feeling low

Darlin how should I know?

 

Do you feel it? I know, I feel it too

The uncomfortable rise of the new you

The new me, oh this is what I see

Oh this is what I need to, need to be

 

It’s the end of the year, and I don’t carry that gun no more

 

 

 

2.LADY LOOSE

 

Oh lady so loose

I know you hate that word

But every time you hear it

Oh I see your head turn

Put on your mask

So no one knows your face

But don’t go wondering

Why no one knows your name

 

Oh lady so dark

Oh lady so thin

Oh lady so skeletal

I’m not letting you in, I’m not letting you in

Oh you can spin that room all you want, I’m not letting you in

 

Oh lady so small

Go ‘head and bat them eyes

But know dancing alone in the corner ain’t no disguise

I’ve drawn out the line

Black powder so, thin

Oh you can say I love you all you want, I’m not letting you in

 

Oh lady so dark

Oh lady so thin

Oh lady so skeletal

I’m not letting you in, I’m not letting you in

Oh you can twist your tongue all you want, I’m not letting you in

 

You’ve got no disguise

And I’ve got your prize

I’m not lettin you in

 

Ain’t this a sad song, ain’t it?

Ain’t this a sad song, ain’t it?

Ain’t this a sad song, oh lady so loose

 

 

 

3.REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS

 

 

Magnets: 

her teeth was stained but
her heart was pure darling
oh she's lookin' better after
every beer I haven't gone

if the phone don't ring
you'll know it's me oh no
she's acting single and I'm
drinking doubles ? if love
were oil I'd be a quart low
I liked you better before

? when I say I love you
when you know I've been
a liar all my life I changed

 

4.SALT

 

They used to say I was a traveler

Giving myself to my friends

They used to say I was a sinner

Lies from beginning to end, Oh

 

Promise you’ll forgive me tomorrow

Because I just can’t bear the end

I’ll buy you a drink, just let me borrow

Your body tonight, let’s pretend, Oh

 

Let’s pretend, lover of mine

Hold my hand, don’t leave me behind

Darlin keep up, each step in time

Or else I will leave you behind

 

My god what a mess, can we agree to forget?

I swear you’re not a bother, you’re never a bother

 

My god what a mess, can we agree to forget?

I swear you’re not a bother, ‘til I decide

Oh please, believe, I need you to see

I swear you’re not a bother, ‘til I decide

 

Let’s pretend, lover of mine

Hold my hand, don’t leave me behind

Heal my wounds, tell me I’m fine

Or else I will leave you behind

 

Salt all the graves of all the men who caved

Slowly setting up what we knew was an end

 

Salt all the graves of all of the men who caved

Slowly setting up what we knew was an end

Slowly covering up all my old friends

 

Let’s pretend, lover of mine

Let us stand tall and face our demise

Dear if we’re lucky, we’ll be surprised

Let’s pray for a little rain, oh

 

Oh pretend, lover of mine

Let us stand tall and face our demise

And dear if we’re lucky, we’ll be surprised

And it’ll rain, it will rain and wash it away

 

Let’s wash it away

 

 

5.FLOWER MOON

 

Sunflowers up to your second floor window
There’s so much life outside for you to ignore
It’s time to pack and move away
It's time to stare at my television in a new place

Stargazers, covered in baby's breath, 
Wilting away in your kitchen
You moved to the mountains, where it’s hard to breathe
That high altitude won’t get you closer to your god

I stood under your Flower Moon and waited for it to fall on me. 

It gets strange finding yourself so lost
Even stranger with three sixes on your cross

I’m the poster child for naive
The patron saint of all you hate

 

 

6.DREAMER

 

Dreamer, walk away from here

From all the ones you hold so dear

Towards your five year fucking plan

Towards mistakes you have to have

 

Take the arrow, point it straight

At this one you love to hate

But take a lesson from me, love

I never was the one

 

Apple of your eye, aim a little more to the right

Apple of my eye, aim a little more to the right

I’m afraid of standing still

 

Feel the loss in your lungs, 

as your fingers tug, tug

Feel the pressure in your mind, 

as your heartbeat drives, drives

 

Do you ever lie on the road

Wondering if it’s your time to go

Momma said don’t play with guns

Sometimes we just need some fun

 

Apple of your eye, aim a little more to the right

Apple of my eye, aim a little more to the right

I’m afraid of standing still

 

Honey pie, here’s a law

You can’t have everything you want

Sweet heart, now’s the time

We’ve already drawn the line

 

Pull back hard, let go mean

I’ll pray the arrow misses me

 

Open up your eyes, steady breathe

Darlin, the fun hasn’t started yet

 

 

7.AH!PATHETIC

 

What’s the opposite of amorous? 
I need an antonym for amorous
What’s another word for not giving a shit? 

I can’t believe all of those love songs, how could I ever feel that way? 
Just high on chemicals that came from in and outside of my brain
I thought you were kidding when you said “things are changing for the best” 
‘cause it’s hard to feel so blessed when looking through your own shit lens
Down the road to god knows where you said at least a hundred times
“You are loved. You are winning. You are mine” 
You lied

My neighbor is drunk out in the street, cutting up women in his dreams
I feel bad and then ignore it. I let my diseases speak for me. Just like him
(we’re all like him) 
We may not all find our means, but we will surely find our ends
It’s hard to feel so cleansed when looking through your own shit lens
Across the bridge to god knows where it reads at least a hundred times
“it’s fine. it’s fine. it’s fine. it’s fine….” 
That bridge lied

We don’t move the way we used to.

 

 

8.PRESSER

 

 

Hold me down, hold me down

Add a stone, and press me down

I’d rather drown, I’d rather drown

 

Tie me up, take my crown

Turn my face to the crowd

I’d rather drown, I’d rather drown

 

Burn me down, burn me down

Burn my whore house to the ground

Take my ashes to the sea, so my spirit may be free

 

Because the sea and me know how to breathe in harmony

You cannot take me down, I’ll never drown

 

Cut me up, spread me out

These dirty dogs have found me out

No you’re not safe in your dreams

I haunt incessantly

 

My favorite game is hide and seek

And you will meet me in your sleep

Snakes crowd around your feet

No one will hear your screams

 

My spirit wakes, my spirit wakes

And in the night you’ll scratch and shake

And I will meet you when you rise

I’m the twitch behind your eyes

 

Because the sea and me know how to breathe in harmony, in harmony

You cannot take me down, I’ll never drown 

 

 

 

9.ROCK N ROLL

 

Oh, we’ve been on these tires too long
burning them up ’til they’re gone
and we’re riding on only our wheels

The road that we’re on seems endless
You wish it were level and well lit
But everything just keeps looking worse

No, I can’t speak for you
But I’m tired of running on fumes
We all break down eventually

You’re walking on broken legs
with crutches made from bottles and kegs
so you don’t leave your bed much these days

There’s a memory stuck in your head
That you’re trying your best to forget
saying to yourself “it’ll never be that good again” 

And the song that was on it was perfect
but never again have you heard it
you still catch yourself humming along in your head

So when they’re finally calling you home
and it’s the first time you don’t want to go
because there’s still so much you don’t know.. 

just rock n roll