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I'm pretty sure in the first lyrics to The Birth Of The Economic Hitmen is "Uprising within us" and there's a book called Confessions of a Economic Hitman. Matthew Bellamy, vocalist, guitarist and pianist of the band MUSE was inspired by the same book and wrote Uprising.

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Anthony Green - Beautiful Things [2011] (2012)

 

If I Don't Sing

 

I been having trouble making some decisions about the smallest changes in my life. But I haven't got the slightest bit of intuition. Helping me to figure out what's right. And I'll always be unhappy, one way or the other I'll always be unhappy if I don't sing. I been realizing something big has changed. Something that will go on home my way. And all I've got to do is run 'round in the rain. Gather up perspective from that hail. And I'll always be unhappy, one way or the other. I'll always be unhappy if I don't sing. And I'll always be unhappy, one way or the other. I'll always be unhappy if I don't sing. I will always be unhappy, one way or the other. I'll always be unhappy if I don't sing. I will always be unhappy, one way or the other. I'll always be unhappy if I don't sing.

 

 

Do It Right

 

Better get your life together, better do it right. You gotta make sure everybody you love in your whole life knows it. Make sure they know it, if you love them make sure that they know it. Get your life together, better do it right. You better make sure everybody in your life that you love knows it. Better get your life together, better do it right. Make sure that everyone that you love in your life knows it. Better get your life together, better do it right. You gotta make sure everybody you love in your life's important. Better get your life together, better do it right. Better make sure you make time for everything you love. Better get your life together, better do it right. Better make sure everybody you love in your life knows it. Make sure they know it, make sure they know it. Make sure you tell them, make sure they know. Make sure they know it. Make sure you tell them, take time to tell them. You better get your mind together, you better do it right. Better make sure everybody in your life you love. Better get your life together, better do it right. Better make sure everyone you love in your life knows it. Better get your life together, better do it right. Better make sure everybody you love in your life knows it. Better get your life together, better do it right. Better make sure everyone you love in your life knows it.

 

 

Moon Song

 

Underneath the moon I've called a thousand different names. None of them ever answer me back. In the night time I know a familiar kind of peace. Oh, like it's something I used to have. I'm poised in a proposition I don't know any detail. I'm caught in a vessel that I can't keep healthy and clean, ooo... Lay beside the river bed and maybe I will sleep. Oh, if my mind could just forget. I spend so much time focused on how I should remember. Oh, what a burden that has been. I'm born in a body that I can't stand... Up straight. I'm caught in a situation I don't know, How I got in to. Oh I live in a home without any doors... Free me, free me. ohhh. The river is building the flow. It's growing as high as it will go. Bending and twisting, oh oh oh. Storm isn't over, no. The storm isn't over, no... Cause the storm isn't over, oh. Oh no oh love, I was buried in it all. Oh love, I was buried in it all. Lay down, lay down. Lay down, ohhh ohh ohhh oh. Lay down, lay down. Lay down, ohhh ohh...

 

 

Get Yours While You Can

 

Let my motor run. All night long. Let those candles burn. 'Til the break of dawn. Stare into the sun. When the morning comes. I've been held up close. And I can feel. That its bright up there. When you're high. But then I'm dragged right back down to the ground. And then I stayed down here. For my whole life. Get yours while you can. You gotta get yours while you can. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh. Get yours while you can. You gotta get yours while you can. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh-oh. Please don't bother to get up close. Because it turns me off. If everybody comes at the same time. Then we'll drown in fluid. If I lost my place in life. I'd find something else. Now that I'm older I no longer steal but I think about it all the time. But then I dragged right back down to the ground. And then I stayed down here. For my whole life. Get yours while you can. You gotta get yours while you can. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh. Get yours while you can. You gotta get yours while you can. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh-oh. Sleep a little less. Cause you know there's so much to be done. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh. Get yours while you can. You gotta get yours while you can. Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

 

 

When I'm On Pills

 

Just when I thought maybe I've done something right, She goes and falls apart. All the low moments make life seem unbearable at times. It's the highs that keep us alive. I love you, Oh I love you... When I'm on pills, when I'm on pills. I love you, I love you. When I'm on pills. There are days we go from love to war too fast, you know... And I know it's not your fault. There's an ancient curse inside my blood that tricks my brain to say this. It tells me all the biggest fraud. I love you, I try to... When I'm on pills, when I'm on pills. I love you, I love you, When I'm on pills. How much is enough of it? How much is too much of it? Oh, I don't wanna end up dead. How much is too much of it? I love you, I'll die trying to... When I'm on pills, when I'm on pills, When I'm on pills, when I'm on pills. I love you, I love you. When I'm on pills, on pills...

 

 

Can't Have It All At Once

 

I'm gonna put my plate down. And rip the skin right off my mouth. There seems to be a problem with the main connection. Someone's torn the wires out. Stuck in a place where all the teachers can't be trusted. Everything revolves around their appetite. Decisions become more abnormal. The more attention it gets paid. I'm the number one supporter of the first edition. With all the original errors made. Something started happening to the people I love. None of them have spoken to me since. The way they used to back when I was just a little boy. It's different. My pulse it is gone. Rapidly beating the window. With my hands. It takes time. Why can't I get anyone's attention out there? It takes time. I get too caught up. With counting all the things I can't do right. I'm just around the corner from the crucifixion. Just around the corner from the crucifixion. Something started happening to the people I love. None of them have been close to me since. The way they used to back when I was just a little boy. Deliberate. My pulse it is gone. Rapidly beating the window. With my hands. Why can't I get anyone's attention? (It takes time) Out there. (It takes time) We can't prepare for war. And prevent it at the same time. (It takes time) Though I've chosen the sign. I don't know where the line is. Cause it takes time. Can't have it all at once. It takes time.

 

 

Big Mistake

 

This is a big mistake and very soon you'll know. Why your whole family told you not to go. Everybody said to stay. How could I ever think that I could feel the same passion as you. When I know it's not true. It's in my thoughts and time. I'll up the ante to see. Just how dedicated you should be. How faithless you've become. How could I ever think that I could see the same sunset as you? When I know that I can't. Why did I ever wanna be like that? (all our love is gone) So wrapped up in with you can't have. (all our love is gone) You don't notice what you had. (all our love is gone) So wrapped up in with you can't have. (all our love is gone) You don't notice all is lost. This is a big mistake and very soon you'll know. Why your whole family told you not to go. Everybody said to stay. (all our love is gone) So wrapped up in with you can't have. (all our love is gone) You don't notice what you had. (all our love is gone) So wrapped up in with you can't have. (all our love is gone) You don't notice all is lost.

 

 

Love You No Matter What

 

Marley or James. Michael or Jane. Whatever your name. Elaborate or plain. Even if spikes grow from out of your head. And you're shooting vomit fire all on the bed. And you grow up to hate me; completely insane. Then we will be the same. I'll love you no matter what. I'll love you no matter what. I'll love you no matter what. If you're fat or you're small. Really short or so tall. The weirdest of all. Even if I'm shocked every time we embrace and you're shitting spiders all over the place. You don't wanna love me; you don't want my love. Know, I'll never give up. I'll love you no matter what. I'll love you no matter what. I'll love you no matter what. I'll love you no matter what.

 

 

How It Goes

 

It seems so weird to me. Why a total stranger. Will just bare their soul to see. If we have the answers. Don't ask us. Our opinions are insane. Nothing matters in our lives but love. And it seems so weird to me. How all these strangers. Will just gather 'round to see. If we can conjure answers. Never ask us. Our opinions are insane. Nothing matters in our lives but love. Never ask us. Our suspicions are the same. Ever wonder how it goes down? Ever wonder how it goes down? Ever wonder how it's gonna go down? Ever wonder how it's gonna go down? Ever wonder how it goes down?

 

 

Just To Feel Alive

 

You came along so easily. Laughing all the way you go. He was such a man. Wanted more than anything. To give you a piece of himself. There's nothing left. But I don't know what it is about you. I need to be around. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. If you'd have me, I'll be grateful. Just a taste barely a mouthful. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. You came about so effortless. Timing I couldn't dismiss. So save my life. In every tune and poems too. There's no denying with you. You rule my mind. Oh I don't know what it is about you. I need to be around. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. If you'd have me, I'd be greatful. Just a taste. Barely, a mouthful. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. I never wanted anything more. I never wanted a thing. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. Oh. I don't know what it is about you. I need to be around. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. If you'd have me, I'd be greatful. Just a taste. Barely a mouthful. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. I don't know what it is about you. I need to be around. Just to feel alive. Just to feel alive. If you'd have me I'd be grateful...

 

 

James' Song

 

He laughs at everything. Unknowing the joy that he brings. There is this light in his eyes. So bright no one can deny. He'll have his time to change. The whole world is spinning around James. He loves his mama so. Even if she doesn't know. How he got so perf-er-ect. Our love is the best architect. But things they don't stay the same, no. The whole world is spinning around James.

 

 

Blood Song

 

Who's gone, buried in the well? Who's gone, buried in the well? Nobody knew him, he had only arrived. Who's gonna break it to his wife? Who's gonna break it to his wife? She died giving birth to her fifth and final one... Who's gonna rescue all his sons? Who's gonna rescue all his sons? Bears heavy burden, but you could give them away... Who's got a home for them to stay? You can't sell the children, but there's hell to be payed. And I'm not giving these orphans away... So, I'll get no more sleep at night, I'll get no more sleep at night, I'll no longer dream... Who's gone, swallowed by the sea? Who's gone, swallowed by the sea? She was only twenty, but she fucked like thirty three. Who's gonna round up all her things? Who's gonna round up all her things? Nobody loved her, but they liked it when she'd sing. Who's got a bell for us to ring? We won't make a sound until her body's in the ground... And I'm admitting the voice sounded strange... Said, "You'll get no more sleep at night. You'll no longer sleep at night. You'll no longer dream." Said, "You'll get no more sleep at night. You'll no longer sleep at night. You'll no longer dream." Said, "You'll get no more sleep at night. You'll no longer sleep at night. You'll no longer dream." You won't get no sleep...

 

 

Lullaby

 

Just rest your eyes, if they're getting heavy. Rest your head on my pillow. If you want, I could keep singing softly. Or you could try counting sheep. Beautiful things, beautiful things, beautiful things are coming. Beautiful things, beautiful things, beautiful things are coming to you. Just picture the sun and its heat. Resting upon your fingertips. As it moves across, the rest of your body. Relax and keep your mind at ease. Beautiful things, beautiful thing, beautiful things are coming. Beautiful things, beautiful thing, beautiful things are coming to you.

 

 

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Anthony Green - Beautiful Things (B-Sides) [2011] (2012)

 

Right Outside

 

what did you ever see in me? You know that diamond ring wont set you free. While you are waiting for that dream. i'll be waiting in the morning when you come into your senses. don't tell me you didn't mean it just to make me stay. how did it get so far away? how did it get so far? what did you ever do for me? you thought those searing eyes would set you free. are you still waiting for that dream? i'll be waiting in the morning when you come into your senses. don't tell me you didn't mean it just to make me stay. how did it get so far away? how did it get so far? something in our dreams to keep the stars away. something in the stars control our fate. i'll be waiting in the morning when you come into your senses. don't tell me you didn't mean it just to make me stay. how did it get so far away? how did it get so far? i'll be waiting in the morning when you come into your senses. don't tell me you didn't mean it just to make me stay. how did it get so far away? how did it get so far?

 

 

Only Love

 

Please keep your distance from me, I know it's hard to believe. I never wanted to be your only love. I know the sting of plight hurts, it only makes matters worse. I never said I would be your only love. Old ships, battle scars, silhouettes of skeletons. A new sun once the clouds are gone, These are things that I admire. Old news, heaven sent. if heaven wasn't what it is. If all the stars fell from the storm. Then this is what I've become. I need a new relief. Dressed as a new belief and then. I can try to be anything or anyone other than who I was. We never hear the dawn, it wake your roommate up. So all between the sheets wishing for anyone other than us. Please keep your distance from me, I know it's hard to believe. I never wanted to be your only love. I know the sting of plight hurts, it only makes matters worse. I never said I would be your only love. Long walks, fuzzy dives, summer in the dead of night. Some would say I had to go, And these are things we never was. Long cries, no response, silhouettes from all my bones. Still we get our heads on wrong, Cause these are things we never was. I need a new relief. Disguised as new belief and then. I can try to be anything or anyone other than who I was. And I will let you sing between your mother's sheets. And I will slip through the crack of the records that stack your bedroom wall. Ooooh. Please keep your distance from me, I know it's hard to believe. I never wanted to be your only love. I know the sting of plight hurts, it only makes matters worse. I never said I would be your only love. (We need no proper ending, that would mean this meant something) Please keep your distance from me, I know it's hard to believe. I never wanted to be your only love. I know the sting of plight hurts, it only makes matters worse. I never said I would be your only love. We need no proper ending, that would mean this meant something. We need no proper ending, that would mean this meant something. We need no proper ending, that would mean this meant something. We need no proper ending, that would mean this meant something.

 

 

Soul 4 My Soul

 

I know Ive been untrue and its been effecting the both of us. How can I eliminate your doubt? Why should you trust me? Trust me now. Please believe I am through deceiving. I dont want to feel that shame again. Trust when I say, I will always love you. Please believe, say youll never leave me. I know that its not too smooth. I know its not the smartest thing I could say. But I can't imagine a day without you. I cant imagine my day without you in it. Please believe, I am through deceiving. I dont want to feel that shame again no no. Trust when I say I will always love you. Please believe, say youll never leave me ever. Soul for my soul. Soul for my soul. For my. Soul for my soul. Soul for my soul. For my. Soul for my soul. Soul. Soul for my soul. Soul. Soul for my soul. Soul. Soul for my soul. Soul. Soul for my soul.

 

 

Can't Be Satisfied

 

She gave me love, it's not enough. A dozen other ones I'm dreaming of. Money I got but I don't care. It won't ease the torment that I bear. If I sound pessimistic, fuck you. that's just how I feel. When I said I'm doing alright, I'm just not being real. When I tell you that it feels good and I loved it, then I lied. Please don't take it personal honey cause I can't be satisfied. Can't be satisfied, no. When I wake up, stretch my bones. I get that funny feeling I'm not at home. In my own skin, I wanna rip it off. Is anybody out there feel this lost? If I sounded confusing honey, that ain't nothing new. You can't understand a word I said unless you're in my shoes. I could eat a hundred percocets or do a thousand lines. None of that shit will get me off cause I can't be satisfied. Can't be satisfied, no. Oh baby boy, you know you're so vain. You can call it love, I call it a chore. I'm not your doll, I don't need your game. You think you know me, you don't know yourself. Don't come around knocking at my door cuz I'm done, I told you this before you gotta choose me or the gun. I've met your kind before and I can read between the lines. Don't get all confused now you said yourself. Can't be satisfied, no. Can't be satisfied. I can't be satisfied.

 

 

[feel free to correct any errors. i know theres more than a few.]

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always wondered what this meant in the song Resentment

 

How is it that we're the same blood

Sometimes it's hard to accept

When you lose the saddle not the horse

 

 

Can't wrap my head around the meaning very well. Wondering what you guys think

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I think it's people getting caught up in things that don't matter. People are worried about money and their image because they relate those things to being able to live the life they want to. But just because you don't have what you expect from life it doesn't mean you can't live it.

 

So just because you lose something like money (the saddle), you can still live your life (ride the horse).

 

it's pretty straightforward if you think of it that way.

 

you can take it further and relate it to feelings of resentment. you might hate somebody who's done you wrong, and let that ruin the way you live, but you can't let that stop you from "riding the horse".

 

anybody else think of it differently??

 

 

it's hard to explain lyrics or poetry very well, because the line will usually still say it better... but you can hope to point other people the direction your own mind went.

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yeah i think its kind of along the lines of if you spend so much time worrying about the small, insignificant things, you lose sight of the big picture

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yeah it makes a lot more sense to me now i see what you guys are saying. like that a lot

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"Resentment" makes me think of two different situations.

 

Firstly, I think maybe it's someone in his family that has that self-imposed dark cloud looming over them. one of those people that treats their immediate family like shit because, as family, they're supposed to be unconditionally tolerant of them. Someone who abuses that love, only wanting to commiserate or sulk, and despite rational, reasonable thought and the joys of the world, frustratingly they are usually unconsolable. I think most people know of or have people like this in their life. It's a very unfortunate temperment. Friends or aquaintances can/will walk away from these people pretty easily when the negativity or defeatist behavior/talk surfaces, but family members usually want/try to stick it out and attempt to support/empathize with this family member who's trapped in this dark place. maybe, the resentment you might feel towards that person for the negative attitude they inflict on caring people and also, having/trying to deal with his/her abuse, out of good conscience. also partially, the resentment that the negative person feels for the world.

 

The other side makes me think of suicide. Someone who's given up. in my mind, the 'horse' is life and the ability to live and go on. the 'horse' is very capable and able. he/she isn't sick or handicapped physically, only within. the 'saddle' is the want or drive to get back on the horse or continue on with life. like someone that has alot going for him/her that he/she doesn't see, talented in certain ways, a great caring forgiving family, etc. but still they ignore all the positives and dwell on the negative. losing the saddle is akin to ignoring the love and joys and still choosing to give up. maybe even so dire that that person actually ends their life. the resentment you might feel towards that person because, ultimately, you love them, and were rooting for them to be happy/get thru the dark storm. you shared moments or advice and they still ended their life, in spite of the bonds/love you gave them. heavy resentment.

 

idk. the human psyche is very different for each individual. random things that are out of our control happen at every moment, but attitude-wise, a big portion of life is what you make of it.

 

the song will prob always reminds me of this ap podcast anthony did in Aug 2008, about 7 months before he debuted the song, when he touched upon some personal stuff.

http://circaboard.co...ndpost&p=175451 @40:24

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Handshakes At Sunrise

Arrive, open your eyes, I'm freeing you. Take time for passers by to meet with. We want it all. My friend I'm afraid I've lost forever. The scream within the misteaching of a metaphor. Breathing out the lie, I've been fooled. We won't stop until the dawn has given its all to you. A warm appraisal hides behind an audience member. The last thing that I want, freeing us all. Who are replacing us.

 

 

lyric-wise, this song makes me think of awareness, absence and reintegration.

 

leaving home for strangers. playing along for acceptance. half-believing the front. the gradual decent into absent mindedness. the passive nature of being a passenger when you indulge someone else's desires. waking from within that situation. your real desires return to your mind. you return. finding that you've been doing something you don't want to do. you actively retake the direction of your fate. make hard decisions. unpopular decisions. wondering. planning. excited but regretful. where is it that you want to be? who would you be with if you hadn't left? how did they deal with your absence?

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:_D

 

I get such vivid images from that song.

 

Lonely sunrises, trips alone on trains and buses and subways with strangers who never interact, ect.

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you know we don't discuss these lyrics enough. I like the way you guys think about this stuff.

 

For some reason just a few moments ago i felt the need to read into Devil's Song. Some lyrics about that song i've always interpreted a certain way, but never fully understood. Like the line "We're all in the same spot" I always felt like he was saying we're all in same boat. We all experience these things because we're all human. But then i felt like idk.. maybe i'm not really thinking about this in the right way.

 

I went on songmeanings and i read these interepretations that kind of resonated with me:

 

 

Dsalazar91

02-15-2012

 

Rated 0 This song could also be interpreted in a spiritual way. It might seem like a CRAZYY interpretation but bare with me lol..

 

the way it sounds to me is that Anthony green wrote the story about how humans came to be the way they are. There was a spirit (a Good and innocent one) that encountered a demon. (I also believable that demons or the devil are'nt necessarily what we think of as demons, but its an evil entity which could be labeled as the EGO or identity that separates from everything else. i.e The voice in our heads that only makes us think about ourselves sometimes. this is the complete opposite of a good spirit)

 

the problem is that the ego is like a parasite so it needs to be attached to something for it to live and grow. Without a mind to posses the ego is powerless..

 

So the demon tricked the spirit into allowing it to free itself through the spirits mind by promising to give the spirit a name or an identity. The spirit being pure and innocent to evil fell for thinking having an identity was something good. Once the spirit and the devil united they were both reborn as a human. Thats why in the end when anthony says "this feels like a nightmare, We're all in the same spot" I think he's getting at the fact that the spirit and the devil coexist in the same place which is the human mind but after years of coexisting the spirit finally figured out what happened: "won't be too long

to finally see the evil you've become"

 

 

 

 

 

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10-27-2009

 

Rated +1 I think everyone is thinking too hard its seriously about selling his soul to the devil for fame

 

the demon says "please let me free I'll do anything"

they came to an agreement the demons freedom for his "name" or fame and fortune and the devil begins to sing through him

 

the lin about the devil's song not being too long means success was short lived and quickly turns into a nightmare of entrapment into anthony's singing career which is stated by the fact the devil cries all through the night in reference to night after night of being trapped by the devil's song

 

The end is a reflection that demons arent to be trusted because all the fame he has received still leaves him feeling empty and unfullfilled because he sees the error of his ways and he feels he hasnt progressed because its the devils voice speaking through him rather than his own

 

 

 

 

 

 

was wondering what you guys thought

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I think that "Violent Waves" is about drug addiction. At least that's what I'm getting from it...

  • "This next time will be my last" - A thought that is all too familiar to drug users
  • "Get me away, get me there fast" - Escaping from reality through drugs, trying to find a happier place to cope with life
  • "I know that without a doubt, I can't go on without your violent waves" - Dependence
  • "Heavier than words could ever expect" / "Something that you can't describe; I've been trying my whole life" - The euphoria experienced through this drug is beyond words
  • "Holding it in, falling apart. Tear me away, so far from the start" - The user's life has fallen apart. He's nothing lie he used to be.

 

This album is going to be dark. Musically and lyrically, it seems.

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Birth of the Economic Hit Man

 

Uprising within us,

A sense of total disillusion,

About what we're made of,

And where we want to be.

It's not so important to collect

As many things as we can, before our time is up

 

Our life is more than a side effect,

We must learn to be lost graciously.

We become everything we criticize

Light gives way shadows to open our eyes,

Blinding us within.

Nothing is sacred, nothing is sacred,

(Oh) Nothing is sacred.

Maybe we have to

Forget everything we learned,

About where we came from,

To find out where we need to go

It's not so important to collect as many coins,

From the fountain before our time is up.

 

Our life is more than a side effect,

We must learn to be lost graciously

We become everything we criticize

Light gives way shadows to open our eyes,

Blinding us within.

Nothing is sacred, Nothing is sacred,

(Oh) Nothing is sacred, (Oh) Nothing is sacred.

Nothing is sacred, not that it ever was,

Nothing is sacred, not that it ever was,

Nothing is sacred, not that it ever was,

Nothing is sacred, not that it ever was.

Our life is more than a side effect,

We must learn to be lost, lost.

 

 

Sharp Practice

 

Tripping over things unsaid in a constant motion

I cannot recognize the truth ‘cause it’s unfamiliar

If you didn’t have so much left to prove, would it be resistance?

 

Kicking up this cloud of dust till it covers us

I had been there and done it a thousand times but never with my eyes open

 

You get what you paid for

We can’t sell our Goddamn souls anymore, anymore

Don’t let them give you the runaround again, again

It’s up to you to make sense of it. Yeah. Talk

 

No one hesitates to taste when they come and throw the feet down

If you wanna make haste, keep your feet on the ground

I see you coming from a million miles away like a stampede of footsteps

 

Kicking up this cloud of dust till it covers us

You can’t control what is happen to your heart

till you give it away - till you give it away

 

You get what you paid for

We can’t sell our Goddamn souls anymore, anymore

Don’t let them give you the runaround again, again

It’s up to you to make sense of it

 

So many words flooded in my vacant lie

So little space, too little sleep, too little time

 

Tripping over things unsaid in a constant motion

I cannot recognize the truth ‘cause I’ve never known it

I’ve never known it - I’ve never known it - known

 

You get what you paid for

We can’t sell our Goddamn souls anymore, anymore

Don’t let them give you the runaround again, again

It’s up to you to make sense of it

 

I see you coming from a million miles away

I see you coming from a million miles away

 

 

Suitcase

 

I'm buried in your glow

will you take me with you when you go?

I've been following your eyes.

Going back and around and then subside

 

When you realize, when you realize my name

and suddenly your mood begins to change

when you realize, when you realize I'm gone

I never said I want you to stay (to stay...)

 

I hear it in your cries, you dismantle my disguise

 

When you realize, when you realize my name

and suddenly your anguish starts to change

When you realize, when you realize I'm gone

I never said I want you to stay (to stay...)

 

I'm buried in your glow

will you take me with you when you go?

I've been following your eyes.

Dismantle my disguise.

 

When you realize, when you realize my name

and suddenly your mood begins to change

When you realize, when you realize I'm gone

I never said I'd wait here for long.

 

 

The Lottery

 

It happened all in the passing of light

We won’t see it coming

I know that we’ll all lose in time

But my mind won’t stop running

 

Blame it on the air that you breathe

Well I can’t see how anything’s nursed on disease

Nothing is clean in this place

Our only hope is cutting off the nose to spite the face

 

Who’ll take the lottery?

Don’t look away

We’re the unlucky ones

I won’t let it tear us apart!

Who’ll take the lottery?

Don’t look away

We’re the unlucky ones

I won’t let it take you

 

This intrusion’s a functioning curse

Break the thumb and the whole hand will hurt

It’s not like moving backwards in time

It happened all in the passing of light

 

Blame it on the air that you breathe

Well I can’t see how anything’s nursed on disease

Nothing is clean in this place

Our only hope is cutting off the nose to spite the face

 

Who’ll take the lottery?

We’re the unlucky ones

I won’t let it tear us apart

 

Who’ll take the lottery?

Don’t look away

We’re the unlucky ones

I won’t let it take you

Who’ll take the lottery?

Don’t look away

We’re the unlucky ones

I won’t let it take you

 

 

My Only Friend

 

Let fall upon his back

The consequence of giving

Up all that he has had

To anyone who listens

In hopes that you let him in

Pull back the curtains

And tied up the end

Cover the harmless in all the sheep's skin

I know who you are

 

He wont see your hand

We cut off the hand

Never understand

Have you been waiting so long

I know, no one, ever, gets to control your love

So why fallow anyone?

 

Every word he says is a lie

No one ever knows the difference

Now he needs to prove it to himself

To anyone,

To anyone who listens

 

In hopes that you will relieve

Pull out your wallet and show sympathy

Tell him he's everything you wish to be

You know who you are

(You know who you are)

 

He won't see your hand

We took off the hand

Never understand

Have you been waiting so long

I know, no one, ever, gets to control your love

So why fallow anyone?

Why fallow anyone?

 

He won't see your hand

Reaching out for him

Never understand

How you can wait for so much

I know, no one, gets to control your love

He won't understand

How you've been waiting for him

Why fallow anyone?

 

 

Phantasmagoria

 

When I found out about the Lord I wanted more

but I never could believe

That there was something that had so much love for us

That could sit and let us bleed to death

 

Then she showed me all her love

And I couldn't trust

My god was already up.

Is the foundation of beliefs that have shaped my youth?

I found out that they weren't true

At all

 

God, money, and women will turn you mad

Always reaching for something that you can't have

God, money, and women will bring you down

Always searching for something that's not been found

 

Doesn't have to be something I can see

I don't know what to believe

Doesn't have to be something I can feel

I don't know what is real

 

We got to save our lives

We got to save our lives

We got to save our lives

We got to save our lives

 

God, money, and women will turn you mad

Always reaching out for something that you can't have

God, money, and women will break your heart

Crush your soul, and leave you empty, and torn apart

 

 

Think of Me When They Sound

 

How long will it take,

How long will you wait for me,

I don't want to bring you down,

Any more than I have,

I just want to think you've left,

And it means everything,

How long will you wait (we won't make it out)

I can't stand to feel this brave awake (we won't make it out)

 

Church bells,

Church bells,

 

How long will you wait (we won't make it out)

How long will you wait for me (we won't make it out)

How much can you take (we won't make it out)

How long will you wait for me, dear.

 

 

Brother Song

 

Every body wants to see the worst in you,

Shadowed by the actions of the path you can't undo,

Who'll get, who'll get left behind?,

Who'll get, who'll get left behind?,

 

Oh there must be a way to understand the things you do,

Without getting too close to you,

Oh I can't find a reason why you wasted all our time,

Who'll get, who'll get left behind? oh,

 

And I won't share your anger,

It doesn't do me any good to feel,

And we can't shape our feelings the right way,

Until we learn, things won't ever change no,

 

Oh there must be a way to understand the things you say,

Without letting it get to me,

Oh I may never get used to getting locked out of your life,

Who'll get, who'll get out alive?

 

And I won't share your anger,

It doesn't do me any good to feel,

And we can't shape our feelings the right way,

Until we learn things won't ever change no oh oh oh oh

 

 

Bird Sounds

 

It's so selfish to say "We won't be found out a lie."

I hope you have a good place to hide.

Someone will find you.

No one should have to live with this much stress,

killing yourself, trying to live. (And it remains)

 

And it remains the only meaningful mistake

but you won't let go, you don't know how to.

And every morning I begin my dreams when i'm awake

empty bird sounds are reminders

You're not awake at all.

 

In the most unusual of ways

It comes without summoning

You have no choice in it.

I don't think it's selfish to say

"This doesn't matter."

I can see it running through his veins

We're in the kingdom

(And it remains)

 

And it remains the only thing you can't explain

but you never know, it's better not to

And every morning there's a meaningful mistake

empty bird sounds, are reminders

You're not awake at all.

 

We must allow, we must allow to settle and stray

Now that I see, now that I see it run through your head

 

And it remains the only thing you can't explain

but you won't let go, you don't know how to.

And every morning there's a meaningful mistake

You're not awake at all

You're not awake at all.

 

 

Blood from a Stone

 

Every moment I stand there and wait I recall

How you told me you don't care

It was there that you ruptured the seal in the wall

That time cannot repair

 

Letting it be what it is

It's impossible to know what you need

When you seem so emotionless

 

What'll bring you back to life?

Machine beware turn it back again

 

Just wanted to know every word that was said

So many were unclear

And I didn't notice if anything changed

Until you left me here

 

Setting it free with the wind

Seems impossible that we'd let it be what it is

So emotionless

 

What'll bring you back to life?

Machine beware turn it back again

What'll bring you back to life?

Machine beware turn it back again

 

Your stories never end

Our time is now suspended

I never feared man

So why won't you let me in this time?

 

What'll bring you back to life?

What'll bring you back?

I wanna bring you back

 

Your stories never end

Our time is now suspended

I never feared man

So why won't you let me in this time?

 

 

I'll Find a Way

 

If you choose to see

Everyone is there for you to lose yourself

But nothing feels as good when you're alone

So never let it happen

 

Don't give in to wild currents

Don't believe in callous rituals

I'll always want to carry it all, love

Find a way to carry it all for you

 

If you choose to make

Something so particular and force its shape

Then nothing feels as good as the mistake

When you let it happen

 

Don't give in to wild currents

Oh, I never will

Don't believe in callous rituals

I'll always want to carry it all, love

Find a way to carry it all for you

I'll Want to carry it all, love

Find a way to carry it all for you

 

If you try and hide it

You will always feel alone

You will always feel alone

 

If you try to deny it

You will always feel alone

You will always feel alone

 

Alone

You'll trap [?] me to the end

I know you will

Alone

You'll tear out all your hair

I know you will

 

I'll always want to carry it all, love

Find a way to carry it all for you

I want to carry it all, love

Find a way to carry it all for you

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I'm relatively certain it's just "follow" not "fallow". I don't know how you can "Fallow" someone. haha. (My Only Friend)

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I'm relatively certain it's just "follow" not "fallow". I don't know how you can "Fallow" someone. haha. (My Only Friend)

haha. yeah i caught that too.

the above post is simply copied and pasted from a lyric site.

i changed 'fallow' to 'follow' the other day when i condensed the lyrics for the first page.

i even looked up fallow to see if it might be that. not likely.

http://circaboard.co...383

let me know of any other fixes to the lyrics and ill change them in the posts on the first page.

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I hate the person that submitted these lyrics especially for My Only Friend. The chorus seems so wrong. It seems like he's saying, at least to me, "He won't see your hand reaching out for him". I need those records/albums to be sent out so we can get the correct lyrics

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I hate the person that submitted these lyrics especially for My Only Friend. The chorus seems so wrong. It hears like he's saying, at least to me, "He won't see your hand reaching out for him". I need those records/albums to be sent out so we can get the correct lyrics

I also hear "He won't see your hand reaching out for him." My friend bought one of the albums at the Philly show and there wasn't a booklet for lyrics. However, now that I think about it; 11 different people will have the lyrics of one of the songs written out, because of that bundle. I'm sure they'll post em' up eventually.

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Will be interesting to see what notes he writes about the two 'can't talk about this song' songs to the people who chose those songs in their $750 package.

I better learn of these or so help me...

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Battle, My Love

 

I know what you said and I've been torn apart since the day you left. I don't think I can do it again. Too much in my own head. Totally obsessed with the shit you said. And I don't think I can do it again. Battle my love I will see you in the end. Carry my heart with you always. Battle my love I will see you in the end. Carry my heart with you. How much should I take when everything you made you will someday break? And I don't think I can build it again. Too much in my own head and I've been torn apart since the day you left and I don't think I can do it again. Battle my love I will see you in the end. Carry my heart with you always. I know what you meant and I've been torn apart since the day you left. And I don't think I can do it again. Too much in my own head. Totally obsessed with the shit you said. And I don't think I can do it again. Do it again.

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Anthony Green - Young Legs (2013)

 

Breaker

 

I can feel it's gone but I permit my soul to be collected, Lining up and down the walls of your nest, it never ends. To build it up again we get high, To see it for what it is, (I can feel it's gone) we stand (it never ends). I don't wanna spend my whole life waiting, my whole life wondering When you would come. To see it for what it is, you lost all intent. We used to be such good friends, then you found a way out. To break it down again, (I can feel it's gone) we get high (it never ends). I don't wanna spend my whole life waiting, my whole life wondering. When you would come (and you found a way out). I don't wanna spend my whole life waiting, my whole life wondering When you would come, (it never ends). To see it for what it is, we gave up, we gave up our lives to be with you. Who looks as radiant, I'm lost inside of your world. To break it down again, we get high. To see it for what it is, (I can feel it's gone) we stand (it never ends). We stand, our eyes are barely open, our limitations gone. I don't wanna spend my whole life waiting, my whole life wondering. When you would come (you found a way out). I don't wanna spend my whole life waiting, my whole life wondering. When you would come (it never ends). To see it for what it is, we gave up, we gave up.

 

 

Young Legs

 

I can't believe that it's true, But I meant every word I said to you. Rolling around in our burn hole, I felt something I never felt before. I can't believe I was there, Stout little fingers running all through my hair. Scratching up the walls of our cave, Oh how I wish I had stayed. We could have seen everything in blue. Oh I think that you know the truth. What did you see Martha Lee? Tell me sick love child drunken with lust. What did you see in that dream besides young legs? What did you see Martha Lee? Tell me sick love child drunken with lust. What did you see in that dream besides young legs? What did you see in me? Tell me my love, before I've got to leave. What did you see in that dream besides young legs? Young legs, young legs.

 

 

100 Steps

 

Why's the pattern gotta change? We don't see life exactly the same, always. What about a better place, I know I'm forgetful, My memory's erased, always. There's always one hundred steps ahead, There's always one hundred steps ahead, steps ahead. Why'd we have to separate? We don't feel anything exactly the same, always. Nothing's ever gonna change, I know I'm a liar. At least that's the same as always. Why's the pattern rearranged? I know I'm forgetful. My memory's erased, always. What about a better place? We don't see anything exactly the same, always. There's always one hundred steps ahead. There's always one hundred steps ahead, steps ahead. Why's the pattern gotta change? We don't see life exactly the same, always.

 

 

Too Little, Too Late

 

I'm alive to imagine and wonder where you are. Everything slows down and I can't shake the thought. I wonder where you are. Everything just stops and I'm lonely and haunted. I wonder where you are, I was born to imagine and wonder where you are.

 

 

When You Sang To Me

 

A little part of me still wants and always wonders if... If we'd found the missing piece, how would it be? I wasn't the only one awake when you sang to me, Just how I imagined it would be when you came. I never wanted you to know who I used to be, Denying it just forces it to show but you couldn't see. I wasn't the only one awake when you came to me, Just how I imagined it would be when you sing. La la la la la la, I need you too, La la la la la la, come with me, I need you, I need you. Time will prove the most important thing, if it's lasting. I wouldn't want you any other way, so come with me. Come with me. I wasn't the only one awake when you came to me. Just how I imagined it would be when you sing. La la la la la la, I need you too, I need you, I need you, La la la la la la, come with me. I need you, I need you.

 

 

Anytime

 

Shouldn't mind at all but I hate it cause it's the same old story, The more I try, the more I can't get back. You don't even know what you did to me cause it has no ending, The moment that I see you I come back to life. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child. We could've had it all but you gave it up, you gotta stop pretending. The more I try, the more I can't get back. You don't even know what you did to me cause it's the same old story, Gimme what you want you got, no you're never alone, Even if I'm far away know I'm loving you the second I'm home. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child. Anytime you want me I'll be there, Gimme what you got, no you're never alone, Even when I'm far away know I'm loving you the second I'm home. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime now. Anytime you want me I'll be there, anytime anytime child.

 

 

I'll Miss You

 

The way you live your life. Like you're running out of time. I'm gonna miss that. (I'm gonna miss that) The way you do the things you love with so much love. All I remember is us raising hell and having the best time. I'll always call on it and just so you know, I'll miss you, I'll miss you. The way you loved your friends. Like just in case this ends, You've got to go on and cherish your life, Living up every moment and you'll be alright, All I remember is us raising hell, I'll miss you. Live every moment like this is the end, Spend all your time with your family and friends, All I remember is us raising hell, I'll miss you, I'll miss you. Oh, I'll miss you. oh, I'll miss you. Oh, I'll miss you...

 

 

Stolen

 

You've stolen. You've stolen me. You've stolen. You've stolen me.

 

 

Conversation Piece

 

Transform old habits for a new career. That wouldn't even change the atmosphere around it. We made our bed from manufactured parts and swedish guarantees. just as a conversation piece. And that eureka feeling doesn't last long, and everything you photographed is gone. Laid our foundation on a sink hole and then expected it to stay. Move everything that made me want you in the first place is what's driving me away. And that eureka feeling doesn't last long, and everything you ever photographed is gone. And there's no way I could ever stay away, but you won't even answer. The very thing that made me want you in the first place is what's driving me away. is what's driving me away. is what's driving me away.

 

 

Shine

 

When time slows down and I start think about all the things we've seen, and the boys come by in a flash of happy noise... and I'm scared for them. When you've had enough and you no longer feel if it's happening. All, all for you. Can't believe the things we've seen but I can tell it's going nowhere, I swear. What did you see in that dream, I can't believe it's happening, I swear. When the door slams loud and you can't stand to be around, All the things you've seen. And the girls come running by in a flash, a violent wave. But you know it won't last. If you've gone too far and you no longer feel if it's happening. All, all for you. I swear, can't believe the things we've seen. But I can tell it's going nowhere, I swear. What did you see in that dream, I swear. I can't believe it's happening, I swear. If you've had enough and you no longer feel if it's happening. All, all for you.

 

 

You Have To Believe It Will Happen

 

Love will come again when you need it most. Nothing happens when you'd expect it to. When you're out of luck, everything you want you have. Love will come again when you need it most. If you can make a path and follow it til nothing's left. It wasn't in the notes you kept, we didn't even realize it was dead. We've been at battle for too long. Love will come again when you need it most. Nothing happens when you'd expect it to. When you're out of luck, everything you want you have. Love will come again when you need it most. When stuck awake at night and every single pen won't write. He said that he would meet you there. With someone else's fingers in his hair. You never thought it would end like this. Love will come again when you need it most. Nothing happens when you'd expect it to. When you're out of luck, everything you want you have. Love will come again when you need it most. When you need it most, when you need it. You said it wasn't in the notes you kept, (when you need it most). We didn't even realize it was dead (when you need it) He swears he's coming back to you. Then say he's in love with someone new. You've been at battle for too long. Love will come again when you need it most. Nothing happens when you'd expect it to. When you're out of luck, everything you want you have. Love will come again when you need it most. When you need it most, when you need it. You said it wasn't in the notes you kept, (when you need it most) We didn't even realize it would end (when you need it) You said it wasn't in the notes you kept, (when you need it most) We didn't even realize it would end. (when you need it)

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As for religion in the On Letting Go album, I think that imagery is just used by Anthony to create a feeling or a symbol of some sort He went to a Roman Catholic School (as did I) and that kind of imagery Is everywhere, it' the kind of stuff you never forget. As an artist, I use Catholic/Religious imagery without trying to be religious. For example, I can sing about the Virgin Mary and everyone would know the image and what it stands for, it's the context that it's in which makes it religious or not.

 

On Letting Go has always made wonder about what they were talking about. It is the perfect amount of vague.

 

As for religion in the On Letting Go album, I think that imagery is just used by Anthony to create a feeling or a symbol of some sort He went to a Roman Catholic School (as did I) and that kind of imagery Is everywhere, it' the kind of stuff you never forget. As an artist, I use Catholic/Religious imagery without trying to be religious. For example, I can sing about the Virgin Mary and everyone would know the image and what it stands for, it's the context that it's in which makes it religious or not.

 

On Letting Go has always made wonder about what they were talking about. It is the perfect amount of vague.

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