69 Chambers

War on the Inside tracks

Lyrics



1. THE DAY OF THE LOCUST

Go west, young man
Fill yourself up on the fat of the land, you’re

Playing death by stardom
With dreams like a time bomb
Playing death by stardom
Give me, give me

Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds of fame
Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds

Go shout down your fate
Go drink from her cup, go fill up your plate, you’re

Playing death by stardom
With dreams like a time bomb
Playing death by stardom
Give me, give me

Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds of fame
Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds of fame
It’s the day of the locust

There is nothing you crave like a hollow grave
Like a hole in your soul, the desire makes full
There is nothing you crave like a hollow grave
Like a hole in your soul, the desire that makes you full

Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds of fame
Give me a night and a day full of shame
Give me my fifteen seconds
It’s the day of the locust
It’s the day of the locust




2. BLOODAXE

Felt blood surging through lanes but
Couldn't see light glide across the eye
So this is what it feels to segregate
The body from the mind

My shoulders are aching for wings
I'm trying to grow out of my skin
But your wispers are luring me in
Can we end this before we begin?

Thirst stretches out it's white dunes
Each day in dust is anguishing
Like a catchy melody you hate
But it keeps you listening

My shoulders are aching for wings
I'm trying to grow out of my skin
But your wispers are luring me in
Can we end this before we begin?

You came with an axe
And split me in one blow
You said it wouldn't hurt
But how could you know

My shoulders are aching for wings
I'm trying to grow out of my skin
But your wispers are luring me in
Can we end this before we begin?

My shoulders are aching for wings
I'm trying to grow out of my skin
But your wispers are luring me in
Can we end this before we begin?




3. THINKING ABOUT YOU

Today I plea guilty
Of killing what could be
Reality comes around violently
I choose rationality, but I

I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
Can't stop keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
What am I suppost to do?
The odds are against you

Today the vultures came my way
I tell myself that it's okay
I'll fake invulnurability
Just wanna keep my dignity, but I

I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
Can't stop keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
What am I suppost to do?
The odds are against you

If I turn around
What if I try to turn around
Would you turn your back on me?

I keep thinking about you
Wondering what could I do
Is it just in my head or would you want me too?
Beat the odds to
'Cause I...

I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
Can't stop keep thinking about you
I keep thinking about you
What am I suppost to do?
The odds are against you




4. ON THE INSIDE

It's hard undo damage done but easy
To repeat the mistake knowing what's to be

There's war on the inside
That's why I try to make outside
What you wanna see
I'm on the inside, that's where I fight
The demons you have set upon me

Need to feel the empty space you've created
Not that it makes much sense but I can't escape it

There's war on the inside
That's why I try to make outside
What you wanna see
I'm on the inside, that's where I fight
The demons you have set upon me

Need you to
Fill the empty space you've created
I can't escape
War on the inside
That's where I try to fill this divide
But you just won't see
I'm on the inside
That's what I've tried to show you
But you just don't see
On the inside




5. EX NIHILO

Grey are the shades that I paint
The moonlight is too faint
To reveal the way

Red is the color of my hands
Traces of a blood command
Violence with no plan
Violence with no plan

I call my angels, my devils
I just wanna see the light
I call my angels, my devils
I wanna kiss the world good-bye

Green are the pastures in my dreams
Notions of infinity
Somehow out of reach
Somehow out of reach

I wanna kiss the world good-bye

Out of nothing come light
Out of nothing unblind
All I need is a sign
All I need is a light




6. RETURN OF THE REPRESSED

Shadows of yesterday
Ar just a phantom now
A brief encounter, you claim
But here to stay, but here to stay

Return of the repressed
So horribly dressed
She shows up black-eyed
Return of the repressed
Her hair a mess
Darkness from inside
Return to the distressed

So here begins a chain reaction
With tumbling walls
So close in, what have you done
To make the sky fall
To make the sky fall?

Fat-lipped, black-eyed, a dirty secret,
You'll have to keep it

Shadows of yesterday
A brief encounter, you claim
So here begins a chain reaction
So close in, what have you done?

Cold, dirty

When the bell tolls for the buried and burned
And bares its teeth from a crimson mouth
Out pours a little secret, home to the haunted
Like a dirty jezebel... Who knows how to flaunt it

Return to the distressed
Return of the repressed




7. JUDAS GOAT

Is your life a mistery
Come follow and you'll sure see
The illusions of today
A shadow falling, come what may

Never more, never more
There's nothing to be thankful for
On the killing floor
Never more, never more

Come follow me into the fields
A soft excess you can't but yield
No sense in putting up a fight
We're left here with no chance of flight

This is our common fate
Judas goat

Give yourself to me
If your life's a mistery




8. THE COLLAPSE OF TIME AND SPACE

It wasn't love, love at first sight
In dark chambers that night
The twin offspring of a mating
Between beast and daughter

Of a decayed family

What use could a thing, a thing like that have
For a tractor and a plough
For these weren't fortuitous seeds of production
But germs of destruction

It was bound to end in tragedy
In the collapse of everything

A daughter, a beast, a farmer, farmer of meat

It was bound to end in tragedy
In the collapse of everything

Beneath time and beneath space
The erase of the human race
The collapse of time and space

It wasn't love, love at first sight




9. WIND FEEDS FIRE

We are different
We're so different, we're alike
We both gasp for air
You breathe in but it never distinguishes despair

Can't you see I'm alight cause wind feeds fire
Cant you see blowing down makes flames go higher
Can't you see I'm alight cause your wind feeds my fire
Cause baby, we're just like wind and fire

We are separate
We're so separate, we are one
Now that you've cast your storm
I will burn down my whole damn world and run

It ain't no wonder we don't get along
We only love when the love is gone
It ain't no wonder we got into a race
Where no one wins but both of us lose their face

We're just like wind and fire




10. DEAD LETTER OFFICE

The "L" of the world slipped
All that was left was the word
Capital letters, written in somebody's blood
It read "If it hurts, cry"
Stuck like a finger in the eye
Silent but deafening, immune to denial

A dead letter office
Destination found
A dead end road
It's all winding down
A dead letter office
A logic unsound
A dead end road
It's all run aground
You'll never be found

From here to eternity
They are falling like leaves
Gasping for fresh air
Counting to infinity
Drown in an Equation
Subjected to oblivion
Nothing, nowhere
Dead and gone

The walls have ears, hills have eyes
To read the words and hear the cries
From beginning to end are words
Blighting a world that won't return

A dead letter office
Destination found, it's run aground
A dead letter office
Now don't make a sound, you won't be found




11. FINAL MEMENTO

"Unwind pigboy, snap out of your rapture"
She said the words and his heart was captured
Just when he thought she doesn't speak, she moves
He should have known that he was in for abuse

And then came the deathblow
The final memento, the final memento
And then came the deathblow
The final memento, the final memento
The final blow, deathblow

"Unlip that sugartit, put down that gun
This ain't the kinda place for that kinda fun"
She took his hand, they walk out the room
By then he was sure she would be his doom

When they died that night
He couldn't see a thing
He smelled wind on the walls
And tasted blood on the sheets
Screams echoed in his ears

deathblow, deathblow

Then life flashed by below the womb of embrace
They were entombed in the collapse of time and space
She laid him down and put her lap upon his head
Let him drown till she was nearly dead




12. AUTOMATIC AUTOMATA

Walk them toward the window pane
Show them that material stain
Welcome to the pleasure dome
Find your own comfort zone

Automatic idiot

Like automata with no mind
Like an army of fucking blind
Like automata with no mind

Automatic idiot

Vampires with friendly faces
Bones of bodies come undone
Bleached white by the glaring sun
Of flashes booming on the boulevard

Automatic idiot
Automatic idiot
Automatic idiot
Automatic idiot




13. A RUSE

No talking cure will save
You from the trap I have laid
Cause it's warm, it's dark and it sticks
To all the troubles you can't fix

It makes believe it knows your lies
Then undoes all you devise

The truth is you can't win
The truth is there's nothing to lose
The truth is you'll receive but not choose
It's a spider, it's a ruse

With the lights out in the open
Like a tight rope to be broken, like a
Secret to be told
Of all that never should unfold

It makes believe it knows your lies
Then undoes all you devise

Like the straining sight of all that might
Lash out at you, crash down on you
It's the whisper of disaster
Like the straining sight of all that might
Lash out a you, crash down on you
Come to tell you who's your master