Leaves Turn Inside You

We Invent You

save your grace
i'm coming soon (right now?)

i'm on your surface now
nothing will be the same
concentrate on this phrase (concentrate)
'beyond this world i live'
say it to yourself now
ignore the disclaimer
collect your belongings
follow me in reverse (concentrate)

save your grace (savior's gaze)
i'm coming soon (i'm inventing you)
save your grace (savior's gaze)
i'm coming soon

Look a Ghost

you knew her from before
she hid behind the door
you never noticed that
the hallways turned to black
the stairway is a chance
to fall and break your hands
she just might push you down
so never turn around

she never had a chance
she never had a chance
so now she's coming back for you
she never had a chance
she never had a chance
so now she's coming back for you

watch out, she's fading fast
you just might lose your chance
find out by accident
the reason she is back
so now you're scared of her
cause she might not return
mistook you for someone
one look and now she's gone

she never had a chance
she never had a chance
so now she's coming back for you
she never had a chance
she never had a chance
so now she's coming back for you

look a ghost came through the door
from a thousand years before

December

i guess i had my chance, i'm told it was my obligation
at dusk i held the ground and prayed for morning to come quickly
that night i held your hand, together we had bits and pieces
on that december night, you cried and cried and cried, but

we held our lives by the whims that govern conversations
we held our lives by the whims that govern conversations
wait! hold on! i'm not finished... fine!
never again! will he ruin mine

december night, i'm told i had my obligations
december night, i tried and tried and tried, but

we held our lives by the whims that govern conversations
we held our lives by the whims that govern conversations
wait! hold on! i'm not finished... fine!
never again! will he ruin mine
wait! hold on! i'm not finished... fine!
never again! will he ruin mine

(when we were on we were on
when we were off we were way off)

Treachery

rich will mend his coat today and wear it to his play
he might forget the lines he read, but this is what he said,
'my meaningless is shining on the lies i told today.'

t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery

now you want to know why his coat was ripped to shreds?
his girl found an address book and this is what it said,
'meet me at the entrance, and don't forget your play.'

t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery
just breathe
t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-treachery (just breathe)

the trouble with the truth is double you.

"at the very end of the song, after the swell drops out and you just hear some vocal loop of Justin's, well, I thought I heard him saying 'Oh my God, Oh my God....'"---Ashraf

Terminus

break me i'm not broke
take me i'm not took
cake me i'm not cooked
fake me i'm not fucked
wake me i'm awake
shake me i'm a jerk
wash me i'm a lake
make me i'm a crook

in light of my seven weeks of
melting pleasure, melting pleasure
hold me i'm a gun, six shots and i'll be gone
hold me i'm the one, tomorrow i'll be gone

kill me i'm not dead
will me i'm not read
drain me i'm not bled
brain me not a head
fill me i'm a tank
blame me i'm a blank
wash me i'm so clean
love me i'm so mean

in light of my seven weeks of
melting pleasure, melting pleasure
hold me i'm a gun, six shots and i'll be gone
hold me i'm the one, tomorrow i'll be gone

Demons Sing Love Songs

when i left my island i was wrong
met a phantom, memorized a song
nothing happens now that i belong

love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, love
love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, lo-o-ove

sometimes i think i'm stranded in hotels
hanging from the highest tree in town

love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, love
love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, lo-o-ove

I'm the monster standing by your heart (love's a demon...)
a lifesize figure ashamed to be alive (love's a demon...)

love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, love
love's a demon, love's a demon, love's a demon, love

Off This Century

the FUTURE was invented back when you thought you were human
now it's only getting better every day that we forget

everything is a commercial. we advertise our memories
we leave our SHIT© on silver platters and THEN we buy whatever's left
(empty life? ? fine?)

It's every bastard for himself
the last century hasn't ended yet
bring us the head of the king
the last century hasn't ended yet

It's every bastard for himself
the last century hasn't ended yet
bring us the head of the king
the last century hasn't ended yet

the FUTURE was invented and you might be next
LIFE© is like Monopoly©; You are not Old, You are Obsolete
and you thought the last ten years were bad

One Lick Less

where to land?
damn the road fix the rain
my mind is on everything
shutting down
coming up

i can't stand on the earth
lay me down
curse my luck
my mind is on everything
shutting down

I'm Pure Tired
Full of Blood

my mind's on everything
shutting down
(?)
(warm me up?)
lay me down
curse my luck

I'm Pure Tired
One Lick Less
I'm Pure Tired
Full of Blood
One Lick Less

Scarlette

Scarlette,
did you know that you're the one?
the one that raised the fucking sun.
i missed the train to wait for you,
stood all night to make things right

cross my heart and hope to die
don't recall the reason why

Scarlette,
please don't talk that way.
i can't stand to hear you say:
'think of me when i'm not here,
don't doubt me if i'm insincere.'

cross my heart and hope to die
don't recall the reason why

my head don't hurt no more,
after you slammed it in the door.
you nearly murdered me!
left me lying on the floor

you know i know you know i know i know i know you know you know
this is a lunatic project - this is a lunatic project

Scarlette,
was it meaningless?
scarlette, was i prey?
did you like the way i looked at you
when you walked away?

cross my heart and hope to die
don't recall the reason why.

October All Over

only in october, now it's nearly over
maybe in november if you can remember

when it rains it feels like shame
remind yourself after work
to find a new city to blame
lock yourself in the house
sometimes you'll laugh so hard you'll cry

only in october, now it's nearly over
maybe in november if you can remember

broken teeth for months it seems
like you like hell
weekend comes and now you feel
like your after life.
sometimes you'll laugh so hard you'll cry

Summer Freeze

once i was alive, it took me by surprise
then i realized i was paralyzed

summer's freezing me
i was told to stay awake until i found my saving grace in you
summer's freezing me
in the light i tried to hide from the cold that i gave to you
summer's freezing me
now i'm gone, so nothing's lost and we can wait till summer freezes you

once i was alive, it took me by surprise
then i realized i was paralyzed

summer's freezing here
please come back next year
summer's freezing here
please come back next year.

Radio Gra - (the following lyrics are printed on the CD lyric sheet, but I can't hear them at all in the song)

(circa 1972)

nice office, two hundred square feet, wow!
like that could ever happen somehow.
half of harry's hassle
was his collection of new evening gowns
anna wants a wax doll
what dull comedy
adultery gone goth
cross the highway of indifference
allow me to shower please
when i'm home again in wales.

Below the Salt

don't lie to summarize
the truth in place of life
create a world to find
your love, your love, your love, your love

i want to be above
and beyond the blue too
the river but the lights
are bright, are bright, are bright, are bright

i meant for something new
to make anything true
is part of what i do
never coming back to you
what is it i said
to bleed and make a pact
together is apart from then
then i will tell you when

below the salt means less
than something else i said
below the salt means less
than something else i said
below the salt means less

Who Cares

(instrumental)

lyrics

unwound

This document was last updated 7 April 2003. i think i got it mostly right.