RIOT ACT | Lyrics/Testi
 

(2002)

Can't Keep

Save You

Love Boat Captain

Cropduster

Ghost

I Am Mine

Thumbing My Way

You Are

Get Right

Green Disease

Help Help

Bu$hleaguer

1/2 Full

Arc

All Or None

 

 

CAN'T KEEP

I wanna shake
I wanna wind out
I wanna leave
This mind and shout
I've lived
All this life
Like an ocean
In disguise
I don't live for ever
You can't keep
Me here

I wanna race
With the sundown
I want a last breath
I don't let out
Forgive
Every being
The bad feelings
It's just me
I won't wait
For answers
You can't keep
Me here

I wanna rise
And say goodnight
I wanna take
A look on the other side
I've lived
All this life
It's been wonder
Full at night
I will live for ever
You can't keep
Me here

 

 

 


SAVE YOU

I'm gonna save you fucker, not gonna lose you
Feeling cocky and strong, can't let you go
Too important to me, too important to us
We'd be lost without you
Baby, let yourself fall, I'm right below you now

And fuck me if I say something you don't wanna hear from me
And fuck me if you only hear what you wanna hear
Fuck me if I care, but I'm not leaving here

You helped me when I was down, I'll help when you're down
Why are you hitting yourself? C'mon hit me instead
Let's pick up your will, it's grown fat and lazy
I'm sympathetic as well, don't go on me now

And I'm not living this life without you, I'm selfish and clear
And you're not leaving here without me, I don't wanna be without
My best friend... wake up to see you could have it all

'Cause there is but you, and something within you
It's taken control, let's beat it, get up, let's go!
Oh you're in your own world, let's see the whole world
Let's pick up your soul

And fuck me if I say something you don't wanna hear from me, fuck me
And fuck me if you only hear the treble in your head
Please help... me... to help you... help yourself
Help me help yourself... please want me to... please let me to
Help you

 

 

 

LOVE BOAT CAPTAIN

Is this just another day, this God forgotten place?
First comes love, then comes pain, let the games begin
Questions rise and answers fall, insurmountable

Love boat captain
Take the reigns and steer us towards the clear... here
It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough
All you need is love

Is this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves
Trying to shake the cancer off, stupid human beings
Once you hold the hand of love, it's all surmountable

Hold me and make it the truth
That when all is lost there will be you
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word I still believe
And it's love

It's an art to live with pain, mix the light into grey
Lost nine friends we'll never know, two years ago today
And if our lives became too long
Would it add to our regret?

And the young, they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today
The wisdom that the old can't give away
Hey, constant recoil
Sometimes life don't leave you alone

Hold me and make it the truth
That when all is lost there will be you
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word that I still believe
And it's love... love, love, love, love

Love boat captain
Take the reigns, steer us towards the clear
I know it's already been sung, can't be said enough
Love is all you need... all you need is love

Love... love...

 

 

 

 

CROPDUSTER

Light green to green, dark green, brown
Every life is falling down
Brown to black, it's coming back
Dies to be part of the ground
Seed to seedling, root to stem

Eyes, no eyes, there's no difference
Every life is looking in
Swallowing seeds on the deathbed
Dig a hole in the garden

Everyone is practicing
But this world's an accident
I was the fool because I thought

I thought the world
Turns out the world thought me
It's all the other way round
We're upside down

Daddy's gone up in flames
But this ain't no movie
This ain't no book you can close
When the big lie hits your eye

Everyone is practicing
Our world's an accident
I was the fool because I thought

I thought the world
Turns out the world thought me
It's all the other way round
We're upside down... down... down

Let the fluency set it down, down
Let the fluency set it down
There's an upside of down

The moon is rolling 'round our world
The moon is rolling 'round our world
Our world
Our world

 

 

 

 

GHOST

The mind is grey, like the city
Packing in and overgrown
Love is deep, dig it out
Standing in a hole alone
Working for something one can never hold
A place in the clouds
Good place to hide oh my oh

So I'm flying {away, away}
Driving {away, away}
Finding hope in ways I missed before
I missed before

The TV, she talks to me
Breaking news and building walls
Selling me, what I don't need
I never knew soap made you taller

So I'm riding {away, away}
Hiding {away, away}
So much talk it makes no sense at all
My senses have gone... awol, awol, awol, awol

So I'm hiding {away, away}
Driving {away, away}
Passing new friends I won't know at all
Won't know at all

It doesn't hurt, when I bleed
But my memories they eat me
I've seen it all before
Bring it on 'cause I'm no victim

Dying {away, away}
Dying {away, away}

 

 

 

I AM MINE

The selfish, they're all standin' in line
Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time
Me, I figure as each breath goes by
I only own my mind

The North is to South what the clock is to time
There's East and there's West and there's everywhere life
I know I was born and I know that I'll die
The in between is mine
I am mine

And the feeling, it gets left behind
All the innocence lost at one time
Significant, behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight

The ocean is full cause everyone's crying
The full moon is looking for friends at high tide
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied
I only know my mind
I am mine

And the meaning, it gets left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
Significant, behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight

And the feelings that get left behind
All the innocence broken with lies
Significance, beetween the lines
We may need to hide

And the meanings that get left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
We're all different behind the eyes
There's no need to hide

 

 

 


THUMBING MY WAY

I have not been home since you left long ago
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven
Counting steps, walking backwards on the road
I'm counting my way back to heaven

I can't be free with what's locked inside of me
If there was a key, you took it in your hands
There's no wrong or right but I'm sure there's good and bad
The questions linger overhead

No matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven
I wish that I could hold you, wish that I had
Thinking 'bout heaven

I let go of a rope, thinking that's what held me back
And in time I've realized it's now wrapped around my neck
I can't see what's next from this lonely overpass
Hang my head and count my steps, as another car goes past

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives
Choosing the shiny ones instead
I turned my back, now there's no turning back

No matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead
I smile, but who am I kidding?
I'm just walkin' the miles, every once in a while I get a ride
Thumbing my way back to heaven

 

 

 


YOU ARE

This broken wheel is coming undone
And the road's exploding
But you're keeping me strong
Rolling along with you

Love is a tower
And you're the key
Leading me higher
When you let me in

Keeping us close, so close
On down the line
Sometimes I burn like a dot on the sun
With no one knowing
But you're keeping me strong
Moving along with you

You are a tower of
Strength to me
The darkening hour
Sees light again... again

Ooh wah... ooh wah... ooh wah... ooh wah... ooh wah
You are... you are... you are... you are... you are

Love is a tower
Of strength to me
I am the shoreline
But you're the sea... the sea

You are, you are, you are, you are, you...
You are, you are

 

 

 

 

GET RIGHT

I want for to lay down
I'm waiting 'til sundown
I'm searching the haystacks, water is sunshine
Wait for the moment
The moment between us, the fire is made now
Hot to the touch

I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
With, with you

Bakers dozen parades
Stand and debate
Out single file, nine in a row, swear if you must
Keeping your boots on, float with the now
Hot to the touch
Concrete underground, case out everyday
Dregs of society
Underbelly, inside of me, rejoice and follow thee

I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
With

I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
I wanted to get right
With, with you

 

 

 


GREEN DISEASE

G-R-E-E-D (x4)

It's a disease and they're all green
It emanates from their being
Satiation with occupation

And like weeds with big leaves
Stealing light from what's beneath
Where they have more
Still they take more

I know, then I don't
There's a stoaway with my throat
It's deceiving
I don't believe him

We can scream out our doors
Behind the wall a fat man snores
In his dreams he's
Choking tea leaves

Well I guess
There's nothing wrong with what you say
But don't sell me
There can't be better ways

Tell the captain
"This boat's not safe and we're drowning"
Turns out he's the one making waves… waves... waves

I said there's nothing wrong with what you say
Believe me, just asking you to sway
No white or black, just grey
Can you feel this
World with your heart and not your brain?

G-R-E-E-D, G-R-E-E-D

 

 

HELP HELP

Tell me what I wanna hear
This shit's too good to be true
My dear

Tell me lies
Tell me lies, tell me
Tell me lies, tell me

Help me… help me… help me
Help me… help me… help me

Storybook keeps from hurting me
You see
Shell of the man from the sea

Tell me lies
Tell me lies, tell me
Tell me lies, tell me

Tell me why
Tell me why, tell me
Tell me why, tell me

Tell me lies
Tell me lies, tell me
Tell me lies, tell me

Help me… help me… help me
Help me… help me… help me

Reservoir
Of hate and fear
Invisible
In repair
A hundred thieves
Cast a spell
This is hell

Help me… help me… help me
Help me… help me… help me

The man they call my enemy, I've seen his eyes
He looks just like me, a mirror

The more you read, we've been deceived
That everyday becomes clearer
Clearer, clearer, clearer, clearer, clearer

Not my enemy. No, not my enemy
Don't speak for me. No, not my enemy

 

 

 

BU$HLEAGUER

How does he do it? How do they do it?
Uncanny and immutable
This is such a happening tailpipe of a party
Like sugar, the guests are so refined

A confidence man, but why so beleagued?
He's not a leader, he's a Texas leaguer
Swinging for the fence, got lucky with a strike
Drilling for fear makes the job simple
Born on third, thinks he got a triple

Blackout weaves its way through the cities
Blackout weaves its way through the cities
Blackout weaves its way...

I remember when you sang
That song about today
Now it's tomorrow and
Everything has changed

A think tank of aloof multiplication
A nicotine wish and a Columbus decanter
Retrenchment and hoggishness
The aristocrat choir sings
"What's the ruckus?"
The haves have not a clue
The immenseness of suffering
And the odd negotiation, a rarity
With onionskin plausibility of life
And a keyboard reaffirmation

Blackout weaves its way through the cities
Blackout weaves its way through the cities
Blackout weaves its way...

I remember when you sang
That song about today
Now it's tomorrow and
Everything has changed

I remember when you sang
That song about today
Now it's tomorrow and
Everything has changed

 

 

 

1/2 FULL

Climbing over mountains
Floating out on the sea
Far from lights of a city
The elements they speak to me

Whispering that life
Existed long before breed
Balancing the world
On its knee

Don't see some men as 1/2 empty
See them 1/2 full of shit
Thinking that we're all but slaves
There ain't gonna be

No middle anymore
It's been said before
The haves be having more
Yet still bored

Won't someone save?
Won't someone save the world?

World… world… world

 

 

 


ARC


(Instrumental)

 

 


ALL OR NONE

It's a hopeless situation
And I'm starting to believe
That this hopeless situation
Is what I'm trying to achieve

But I try
To run on
It's all or none, all or none

Here's the selfless confession
Leading me back to war
Can we help that our destinations
Are the ones we've been before

I still try
To run on
But it's all or none, all or none

To myself I surrender
To the one I'll never please
But I still try to run on
Oh I still try to run on
But it's all or none, all or none

 

 

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