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Raingods with Zippos tracks

Lyrics

1. TUMBLEDOWN

It's just a matter of time a figure of speech that springs to mind throughout the day
As the minutes go by, a second thought, a moment lost, time ticks away
and everything changes, forever never lasts, no such thing as always,it's all too soon the past.

Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.
Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.

Raingods with Zippos, a tin man with a heart
an end with no beginning, a race without a start
that you'll never win, that you cannot lose and you fall apart.

Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.
Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.

The Tarot declares a motion made a finger traps an empty glass.

The needles begin to make their mark, you try to hide, you're leaving tracks,

I dream of fire and water, dream of deserts, dream up plans,
like mountains and castles they're only grains of sand that

Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown,
Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.

Raingods with Zippos, a tin man's bleeding heart,
an end with no beginning, a race without a start
that you'll never win, that you cannot lose and you fall apart.

And Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.
Tumbledown, tumbledown, tumble, tumble, tumbledown.




2. MISSION STATEMENT

I punched the clock in at 35, I thank the Lord that I'm still alive,
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that my hearts still beating that I'm still on my feet,
I'm gonna give you, gonna give you a mission statement.

I've been in a downward spiral for a very long, long time,
I've been stepping over dollars just to pick up a shiny dime,
The way I see it, it ain't gonna work, I'm kissing the past goodbye,
I'm gonna give you, gonna give you a mission statement,

I got no more patience, got no more time,
I'm tired of following orders, sticking to the company line,

I want to change the world and I'm starting with myself,
a private revalation concerning everybody else,
we're all just lonely people we're all looking for some help,
too busy crunching numbers and fighting for ourselves,
all it takes is kindness and a little love and care,
and this planet that we live on can be a Heaven we can share, a mission statement.

The tears of hungry children are falling in the dust,
the scraps of a rich man's table could fill their starving mouths,
while some they thirst for water others get drunk on wine,
to some their life's a prison and they're out there doing time,
I'm gonna give you, give you a mission statement,

I got no more patience, I got no more time,
I'm tired of following orders, sticking to the company line

I want to change the world and I'm starting with myself,
a private revelation concerning everybody else,
we're all just lonely people we're all looking for some help,
too busy crunching numbers and fighting for ourselves,
all it takes is kindness and a little love and care,
and this planet that we live on can be a Heaven we can share, a mission statement.




3. INCOMPLETE

We got 140 stations on satellite beaming on down to our home - but I'm watching you,
I've got half a million bills to pay, you never hear a word I say - I dream of you,

Oh I feel so incomplete, Oh, Oh, it seems so incomplete,
If we could only close the distance,
If we could only cross these lines,
If we could only fill the space that's grown between us over time,

You don't hear me anymore, you don't touch me anymore, you don't know me anymore.

There's a wedding dress in a suitcase full of memories in the attic - I think of you,
Where the ghosts of Summer butterflies they gather in the dust - I long for you,

Oh I feel so incomplete, Oh, Oh it seems so incomplete,
If we could only bring those days back when there were never wounds to heal,
when everything was perfect and the dream we had was real,

You don't hear me anymore, you don't touch me anymore, you don't know me anymore.

Oh I feel so incomplete, Oh, Oh it seems so incomplete,
When there were never any questions over who or what we were,
and the future only promised all the answers to our prayers

You don't hear me anymore, you don't touch me anymore, you don't know me anymore




4. TILTED CROSS

There's a message that's been left in the long grass by a stranger who's passed this way before,
planted seed from which we reap a bitter harvest from his long forgotten war,

I left my love in a grave and I marked it with a cross that will stand so straight and true,
it's not alone in the shade of the valley, they're what remains of the ones we once knew,

Walk with me my child but tread softly on this earth,
keep a close eye where your feet they touch the ground,
Watch out for the signs and heed what they say,
One false step and all is lost,
in the land of the tilted cross.

They lie beneath the needles of the forest, in the fields where only shadows dare to play,
washed down from the slopes of the mountains in the Spring when the snow melts away,

So be sure when you go on your journey, carry sticks, mark the place where they are found,
make a cross and be sure that it's tilted so that others don't step on this ground.

Walk with me my child but tread softly on this earth,
keep a close eye where your feet they touch the ground,
Watch out for the signs and heed what they say,
One false step and all is lost,
in the land of the tilted cross.

I left my love in a grave and I marked it with a cross that stands so straight and true.




5. FAITH HEALER

If your body's feeling bad
It's the only one you have
You want to take away the pain
Just go out walking in the rain
You watch the flowers go to bed
Just ask the man inside your head
Your spirit never has to grieve
All you've got to do is believe
The faith healer
The faith healer
All you've gotta do is feel
Your body's gonna start to heal
The fingertips of holy fire
Ever-lasting sweet desire
It never mattered what the doctor say
The healer man will sail away
It's immortality for two
Oh the miracles they will come to you
From faith healer
The faith healer
Can I put my hands on you
Can I put my hands on you
The faith healer
The faith healer
Faith and hope and charity
The simple relativity
He can make you understand
All you've gotta do, you've gotta take his hand
The fingertips of holy fire
Ever-lasting sweet desire
It never mattered what the doctor said
Listen to the man inside your head
The faith healer
The faith healer
Can I put my hands on you
Can I put my hands on you
Let me put my hands on you
Let me put my hands on you
Can I put my hands on you
Can I put my hands on you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you
The faith healer
The faith healer
The faith healer




6. RITES OF PASSAGE

With this rite of passage, cruel twist of fate, with every turn of every card I never see,
until it's too late, the deed is done and leaves me wondering just where our love has gone
I cannot say in honest truth that I still trust all my feelings for you.

You knew that it was wrong,
You think that saying sorry is gonna make it seem alright,
Maybe in this song you will hear me for the first time
and you'll start to see the light.

Living with you is like being parked on double yellow lines waiting to be towed away,
I'll pay the fines and I'll be back, but I'm running out of reasons to stay.

You knew that it was wrong,
You think that saying sorry is gonna make it seem alright,
Maybe in this song you will hear me for the first time
and you'll start to see the light.

You knew that it was wrong,
You think that saying sorry is gonna make it seem alright,
Maybe in this song you will hear me for the first time
and you'll start to see the light

With this rite of passage I reclaim my heart,
I take my leave, as if on cue, I play no further part
in your self-penned dramas,
where each stolen kiss
just goes to prove that happy endings don't exist.




7. PLAGUE OF GHOSTS

a/ Old Haunts

I found a home in the darkness, found a home in the darkness, found a home in the darkness,
Empty stomach empty head a body fills a vacant bed,
and the thunder rolls by, and the rains come, and the days gone and I wonder where I am.

Found a place in the darkness, found a home in the darkness, in the darkness, home, in the darkness.

A crowded room of passers by and in the shadows strangers cry, and the ghosts try to hide,
when the rains come, when the storms form, when I wonder who I am in the darkness,
Home.

b/ Digging Deep

Digging deep in the darkness, digging it deep down deep down deep down digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep, down deep, down, deep down digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep, down, down, down, down, digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it down, deep down, deep, down deep digging it

We watched an insect stray to the edge of it's world,
a lily pad stretched over a green mirror
in which the ghost carp swirl like clouds before a storm.
This is the season of the rains,
This is incoming.

And when it came their was no cover, no place to hide,
vision blurred, hard to breathe, trying hard to hold onto something that's real.
Nothing left, nowhere to go, no open road it's washed away by swollen streams,
carried off downriver with all my broken dreams.

Digging deep in the darkness, digging it deep, down deep down deep, deep, digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep down, down, down, down digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep, digging it digging it, digging it,
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep down, deep down, deep down, digging it.

A tethered goat bleats from the corner of the graveyard
where the lizards hang motionless as the angels of stone above them,
their broken wings throwing long shadows into the grass where the scorpions hide.
The tigers are running out of jungle.

In the end I was tired of being asked if I could say that I was Happy Now,
as if you need me to convince you that everything's OK.
Would you take me back?

Digging deep in the darkness, digging it deep, down deep, down deep, deep digging it
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep, down, down, down, down, down, digging it,
Deep in the darkness, digging it deep, deep down, deep, deep, digging it,
Deep in the darkness, down, down, down, down, down, down digging it.

Are you happy now? You keep asking, asking am I happy now?
Why can't you tell me that I'm happy now? Are you happy now?
Happy now? Happy now?

c/ Chocolate Frogs

The bloated corpses of unsolved murders and old revolutions, pirouette and dance amongst the swirls and eddies
in their final procession down the muddy river to the delta where they're thrown up by the surf
onto sterile beaches or are trapped in the roots of mangrove cathedrals of the islands that gather in the bay.

These are the first arrivals on this new horizon that will be coveted by strangers
who will deposit themselves on these shores to build towers to the heavens.
The storm will come and the rains will fall and remove their dreams and hopes once again
to the waters that surround them. And while they pray the frogs will chant in the darkness

A heid full of chocolate frogs, a body full of rush, a pocketful of shrapnel and a skinfull of bush,
an eyefull of the future and a belly full of the past, how beautiful the present when you know it cannae last.

A tumblerful of voddie, two fingers in a glass, a handful of promises, a heart full of remorse,
mindful of your manners when you're brought down to your knees,
a heid full of chocolate frogs is all you gave to me,
That's all you gave to me, that's all you gave to me,

A spoonful of miracles a nostril full of dust a lung full of Virginia the needs we have we must,
a pill to put your heart right a nose out for a deal
for a heid full of chocolate frogs what can you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?

d/ Waving At Stars

You cracked up too soon before the punchline hit home
and at the end of the joke did you notice that no-one was laughing with you.
You were out on your own,
Waving at trains, waving at cars, waving from bars, waving from aeroplanes,
might as well be waving at stars,

You called out her name as the darkness hit home, raised up your Zippo and opened the skies
till the crowd melts away, at the end of the day, you ran out of light,
Praying for rain, praying for signs, praying for time, praying for endless night, might as well be wishing on stars

e/ Raingods Dancing

Empty churches, empty pews, in the subway nothing moves
and the static on the radio is drowning out the sound of Raingod's dancing,
Empty playgrounds, empty bars, I can't remember how it was before the flood
when all I had to do was recognise the love that's trapped inside.

I gave it all, I took it back and in the end there's nothing left
except a shell surrounding emptiness and loneliness, a core of pain,
I see my pathway shining.

Raingods with Zippo's, a tinman hides a broken heart,
Raingods with Zippo's, he knows the flame has gone that soon he'll fall apart,

So I lay me down to lie and with the rain my lullaby I drift away to dreamless sleep,
leave behind a life that died, a victim of a Plague of Ghosts
I was wrapped up in my guilt buried deep within my memories,
a shelter of self-pity that I know the rain will wash away, I sense the storm arriving.

Raingods with Zippo's, a tin man rusts away and slowly falls apart,
Raingods with Zippo's and all he leaves behind a bleeding broken heart.

f/ The Wake-Up Call (Make It Happen)

In the end I found beginnings, not a vision, a wake up call,
raised from the dead by a beating heart and at last I can see it all
and my eyes were opened to the darkness, in my hand a burning flame,
a spark of life to touch the fuse and blow these clouds away,
I can make it happen, if I want to,
Make it happen, if I try,
Forgive, forget, forever never means as much as it does today,
make it happen, we can make it happen, we can make it happen.

When I wake up, will you be there? It can never be the same.
If we can take our lives slowly, step by step, we can be dancing in the rain,
We can make it happen, we can make it happen, make it happen,
forgive, forget, forever means today, make it happen, we can make it happen,
We can make it happen, forgive, forget, forever means today,
Make it happen.