BINAURAL | Lyrics/Testi
 

 

(2000)

Breakerfall

Gods' Dice

Evacuation

Light Years

Nothing As It Seems

Thin Air

Insignificance

Of The Girl

Grievance

Rival

Sleight of Hand

Soon Forget

Parting Ways

 

 



BREAKERFALL

There's a girl on a ledge
She's got nowhere to turn
'Cause all the love that she had
Was just wood that she burned
Now her life is on fire
It's no one's concern
She can blame the world or pray 'til dawn
But only love can breakerfall
Breakerfall
Yeah only love can breakerfall
Fall

It's like she lost her invitation to the party on Earth
And she's standing outside hating everyone here
Yeah, she's her own disease, crying to her doll
But only love can breakerfall
Breakerfall
Only love can breakerfall
Yeah

Fall, breakerfall, love oh oh
Can breakerfall
Ooh yeah only love can breakerfall
Love, can breakerfall, fall
Love, ooh can breakerfall
Only love can breaker

 

 



GOD
S' DICE

It's out of my hands, making your hands meet
Stumble as it's crumbling out of reach
It's in the cards of destiny, your sanity in tow

Designate, my luck
Resignate

This power has no roots to guide, no role
Trust in rusted minds refused to go
Unwillingness, it's meaningless to walk away in vain

Designate my will
Designate my fill
Ah resignate

My will is crashing, synapses flashing slow
Ah days like frame by frame, where they go?
Yeah why fight? Forget it
Cannot spend it after I go

Roll them high
Throw them again
All Gods' dice

Monkey driven, call this living, ha ha
Ah too much thought, is overwrought, a hole
Got minding yours, what's mine not yours
Will finish us off

Ah designate my life
Ah designate my view
Ah resignate my will, my will, my will
I will resignate
My God


 






EVACUATION

The sirens scream wanton attention
Time to take heed and change direction
Time to take stock and make omissions

Evacuation! Evacuation!

Time to take leave of formal functions
Time to plant seeds of a reconstruction
No time this time to feign reluctance

It's like you're waiting for a diamond shore to wash your way
Bets put aside, you’re evil
Let's crawl into your face
A vision, vague or not, raising a frightful wake you up

Time for...
Evacuation! (x6)

There was a solemn man who watched his twilight disappear (in the sand)
Altered by a fallen eagle, a warning sign (sign)
He sensed worry could be strength
With a plan, he said
Time for...
Evacuation (x12)

 

 






LIGHT
YEARS

I've used hammers made out of wood
I have played games with pieces and rules
I've deciphered tricks at the bar
But now you're gone, I haven't figured out why

I've come up with riddles and jokes about war
I've figured out numbers and what they're for
I've understood feelings and I've understood words
But how could you be taken away?

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go
It don't seem fair, today just disappeared
Your light's reflected now,
reflected from afar
We were but stones,
your light made us stars

With heavy breath, awakened regrets
Back pages and days alone that could have been spent
Together... but we were
miles apart
Every inch between us becomes light years now
No time to be void or save up on life
Oh, you got to spend it all

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go
It don't seem fair, you seemed to like it here
Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones,
your light made us stars

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go
It don't seem fair, today just disappeared
Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars


 






NOTHING
AS IT SEEMS

Don't feel like home
He's a little out
And all these words elope
It's nothing like your poem
Putting in, inputting in
Don't feel like methadone
A scratching voice all alone
Is nothing like your baritone

It's nothing as it seems
The little that he needs, it's home
The little that he sees
Is nothing he concedes, it's home

One uninvited chromosome
A blanket like the ozone
It's nothing as it seems
All that he needs, it's home
The little that he frees
Is nothing he believes

Saving up a sunny day
Something, maybe two-tone
Anything of his own
A chip off the cornerstone
Who's kidding, rainy day
A one way ticket headstone
Occupations overthrown
A whisper through a megaphone

It's nothing as it seems
The little that he needs, it's home
The little that he sees
Is nothing he concedes, it's home
And all that he frees
A little bittersweet, it's home
It's nothing as it seems
The little that you see, it's home


 






THIN
AIR

There's a light, when my baby is in my arms
There's a light, when the window shades are drawn
Hesitate, when I feel I may do harm to her
Wash it off, 'cause this feeling we can share
And I know she's reached my heart, in thin air

Byzantine
is reflected in our pond
There's a cloud, but the water remains calm
Reaching in, the sun's fingers clutch the dawn to pass
Even out, it's a precious thing to bear
And I know she's reached my heart, in thin air
Yes I know she's reached my heart, in thin air

It's not in my past to presume
Love can keep on moving in both directions
How to happy and true
Is the quest we're taking on together
Taking on... on... on... on... on
Taking on... on... on... on... on

There's a light, when my baby is my arms
And I know she's reached my heart, in thin air
And I know she's reached my heart, in thin air
And I know she's reached my heart, in thin air
Yes I know she's reached my heart

 

 

 




INSIGNIFICANCE

All in all it's no one's fault
Excuses turn to carbon walls
Blame it all on chemical intercourse

The swallowed seeds of arrogance
Breeding in the thoughts of ten
Thousand fools that fight irreverance

The full moon is dead skin
The one down here is wearing thin
So set up the ten pins
As the human tide rolls in
Like a ball that's spinning

Bombs, dropping down
Overhead, underground
It's instilled to wanna live

Bombs, dropping down
Please forgive our hometown
In our insignificance

Turn the jukebox up, he said
Dancing in irreverence
Play C-3, let the song protest

The plates began to shift
Perfect lefts come rolling in
I was alone and far away, hey
When I heard the band start playin'
On the lip, late take off

Bombs, dropping down
Overhead, underground
It's instilled to wanna live

Bombs, dropping down
Please forgive our hometown
In our insignificance

Feel like resonance of distance
In the blood the iron lies
It's instilled to wanna live

 







OF
THE GIRL


Oh, he deals 'em off, off the top, ties 'em off
Fills it up with his past, gets carried away
Oh, half his life, a hand-me-down, wasted away
Oh, he fills it up with the love of a girl

Oh, he left it alone, drilled the pain with money to buy
How he makes his getaway
How he makes his getaway

Oh, he chose a path, heavy the fall, quarter to four
Fills his night with the thought of a girl

How he makes his getaway
How he makes his getaway
How he makes his getaway
Getaway

 

 






GRIEVANCE

Have a drink, they're buying
Bottom of, bottle of denial

Big guy, big eye watchin' me
Have to wonder what it sees
Progress laced with ramifications
Freedom's big plunge

Pull the innocent from a crowd
Raise the sticks then bring 'em down
If they fail to obey
Oh if they fail to obey

For every tool they lend us
A loss of independence

I pledge my grievance to the flag
'Cause you don't give blood then take it back again
We're all deserving something more

Progress, taste it, invest it all
Champagne breakfast for everyone

Break the innocent when they're proud
Raise the stakes then bring 'em down
If they fail to obey
Oh if they fail to obey

Pledge our grievance to the flag
'Cause you don't give blood then take it back again
Oh we're all deserving something more, more

(Have a, have a, drink, drink)
(Have a, have a, drink, drink)

I wanna breathe, follow the scene
I wanna taste everyone I see
I wanna run, when I'm up high
I wanna ride into the sea
I only want life to be
I just wanna be
I will feel alive as long as I am free

 







RIVAL

All my rivals will see what I have in store... my gun
I've been harboring fleets in this resevoir... red sun
And this nation's about to explode

Your disciples are riddled with metaphors... well hung
Better pony up and bring both your barrelfulls... not one
As we release this unspeakable toll

Every grain of sand equals
All the stars and everyone

How's our mother to damn these contributors... with mud?
How will the man who made chemicals difficult... shed blood?
How's our father supposed to be told?


 






SLEIGHT
OF HAND

Routine was the theme
He’d wake up, wash and pour himself in uniform
Something he hadn't imagined being
As the merging traffic passed
He found himself starin' down, at his own hands
Not remembering the change, not recalling the plan
Was it?

He was okay, but wondering about wandering
Was it age, by consequence?
Or was he moved by sleight of hand?

Mondays were made to fall
Lost on a road he knew by heart
It was like a book he read in his sleep... endlessly
Sometimes he hid in his radio watchin' others pull into their homes
While he was driftin'

On a line... of his own... off the line... on the side... by the by
As dirt turned to sand
As if moved by sleight of hand

When he reached the shore of his clip-on world
He resurfaced to the norm
Organized his few things, his coat and keys
Any new realizations would have to wait
Till he had more time... more time

Time to dream... to himself
He waves goodbye... to himself
I'll see you on the other side
Another man, moved by sleight of hand


 




SOON
FORGET

Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a Corvette
Thinks he'll get the girl, he'll only get the mechanic
What's missing? He's living a day he'll soon forget

That's one more time around
, the sun is going down
The moon is out, but he's drunk and shouting
, putting people down
He's pissing
, he's living a day he'll soon forget

Counts his money every morning
The only thing that keeps him horny
Locked in a giant house
, that's alarming
The townsfolk they all laugh

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for a high-rise rent
Seems the more you make equals the loneliness you get
And it's fitting, he's barely living a day he'll soon forget

That's one more time around
, and there is not a sound
He's lying dead clutching Benjamins
, never put the money down
He's stiffening
, we're all whistling
A man we'll soon forget

 







PARTING
WAYS

Behind her eyes there's curtains
And they've been closed to hide the flames... remains
She knows their future's burning
But she can smile just the same
, same

And though her mood is fine today
There's a fear they'll soon be parting ways

Standing like a statue
A chin of stone
, a heart of clay, hey
And though he's too big a man to say
There's a fear they'll soon be parting ways

Drifting away... drifting away... drifting away
Drifting away... drifting away... drifting away

 

 

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