Norma Jean

Meridional tracks

Lyrics


1. LEADERNESS AND SELF ENLISTED

Enslavement wasn't my first choice.
My will is greater than that, believe me.
I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood.
I want to rip out the foundation,
I want the axis to rupture.

I never wanted to tell you since we know
You've heard it before.
Yeah... I never wanted to show you since we know
You've seen it before
I break your heart,
I know, I know you've felt it before.

Yeah, too many things try to pull me down.
Life seems to be like a dropping cloud.
Believe me, I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood..
I want to rip out the foundation,
I want the axis to rupture.
I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood.

I never wanted to tell you since we know
You've heard it before.
Yeah... I never wanted to show you since
We know you've seen it before
I break your heart,
I know, I know you've felt it before,
So many times before, before.

I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood, the blood.

I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood.
I'd scratch away to the center.
I'd bite it down to the blood.
I'd bite it down to the blood.




2. THE ANTHEM OF THE ANGRY BRIDES

I have nothing left to prove.
No demonstrations, no explanations.
There was never any intention for me to convince you.

It's just another case of you with
Your formless sense of importance.
You're breathing fire and your words are burning in hell.
This rebellion is marching to its disarray.
It talks in circles and it's words are burning in hell.

You are every inch of neutral.
So avert your senses from my dedication.
Wash my skin down to my stubborn
And proud skeleton hands. Yeah...

It's just another case of you with your
Formless sense of importance.
You're breathing fire and your words are burning in hell.
This rebellion is marching to its disarray.
It talks in circles and it's words are burning in hell.

You're not getting under my skin! Yeah...
You're not getting under my skin!
You're not getting under my skin!
You're not getting under my skin!
You're not getting under my skin!
You're not getting under my skin... under my skin!




3. DEATHBED ATHEIST

Watch it all change and watch it go away.
Watch it all never be the same again.
Watch it all all be nothing like we thought before.
Watch it all. Watch it.
Watch it all be lies, damned lies, statistics.
Lie to me. Lie to me. Lie to me.

Take it all in and take it all from me.
Take it all and bury it deep inside of you.
Take it all and run away.
Take it all forever.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

Lie, take it all.
Take it. Take it all. Take it.
Lie, take it all.
Take it. Take it all. Take it.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

I'm exhausted from shaking hands
With your meat hook fingers.

This is my nightmare [x12]
Lie to me, this is my nightmare.
Lie, this is my nightmare, to me.
This is my nightmare.
This is my nightmare.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

And I'm exhausted from shaking hands
With your meat hook fingers.

Lies, damned lies, statistics.
Lie to me. Lie to me. Lie to me.

Lie, bury your hands in the sand.
Lie, you'll never use them on me again.
Lie.




4. BASTARDIZER

Someday you'll pass with relief from
The tossing sea of despair onto the solid ground of truth.
Nothing you can say will prove me a bastard.
I'm left with everything, still stray
To question "why?”... "why?"... "why?", "why?", "why?"...

Our hands were on the same spear that drove into
His side, and we're the ones
That wound up paralyzed, paralyzed and loved.

Endlessly we drift inside
Your distractions and no one is safe.
Nothing is safe from you... from you.
Nothing you can say will prove me a bastard.
I'm left with everything, still stray
To question "why?”... "why?"... "why?"...

Our hands were on the same spear that drove into
His side, and we're the ones that wound
Up paralyzed, paralyzed and loved.

You're like a never-ending soap opera,
And we're ready to find out who kills J.R.

We found a better way! We found a better way!
We found a better way!
We found a better way!

We found a better way! We found a better way! Yeah...
We found a better way! We found a better way!




5. A MEDIA FRIENDLY TURN FOR THE WORSE

They provide their nectar and then I am released.
I am a grain of sand underneath the floor
And so far out of reach, but I am safe from harm.
Against this shelter they are always hammering,
Against these ears they are always deafening.

I too know an angry language.
Our pain is always accurate
And striving to evade its only design.
It wants to strike you down to fall into its arms again.
Blood is thicker than water, but which one did you drink?
Oh...

What I know was divided and broken down
By the ignorance of others.
Spoken from their lips, but with the lungs of another.
Sounds great but tastes like blood.
These rumor sessions are assembled by us all... by us all.
They are the earth and we are the breath of life.

Your pain is always accurate and striving
To evade its only design.
I want to strike you down to fall into my arms again.
Blood is thicker than water,
But which one did you drink... did you drink?

Put down that retribution.
I don't need your absolution. Yeah...
Put down that retribution. I don't need your absolution.
Put down that retribution. I don't need your absolution... No... No... No...




6. SEPTENTRIONAL

(Instrumental)




7. BLOOD BURNER

It's been years of waiting here for you (you) and
I'm not waiting anymore here for you (you),
Here they burn for murder.
So now I want to see the world burn in flames (flames),
And I'll light the match, till you respect me...
Till you respect me... until you respect me.
Burn... for...

It's been years of waiting here for you (you) and
I'm not waiting anymore here for you (you),
Cause here they burn for murder.
So now I want to see the world burn in flames (flames),
And I'll light the match, till you respect me...
Till you respect me... till you respect me...
Till you respect me.
'Cause I will not speak until you respect me.
'Cause I will not speak until you respect me...
Till you respect me.
Yeah... Yeah...

Fiction is me and I'm my own apathy.
I have done nothing with my pistols.
They say it just takes a second to die,
But I was set up to be knocked down.
Well, it's all over now.

Somewhere a violin plays as
I watch this ship capsize.
But I am a long mean streak of independence,
And between you and I, there's no difference...
No difference... no difference... there's no difference.




8. HIGH NOISE LOW OUTPUT

Yeah...
And I sat through a thousand suns,
Much sooner than you arrived,
And I know what you're thinking:
"Just pull the ripcord and let's descend."

You put your parachutes on parade and
You left the pilots on the ground,
But if you're calling me in, then you better believe
I'm gonna call you out.

If you're calling me in, I'm gonna call you out.

Who knows the cost and what may escape you and I,
'Cause it's a long way down from here.
I have a feeling that we won't be landing soon.

Parachutes on parade and you left
The pilots on the ground,
But if you're calling me in, then you better believe
I'm gonna call you out.

We're standing at these doors,
Whether cowards or conquerors.
They make no promises, they just provide an opening.
And your speech is a thunderous noise,
And my ears are catching a dreadful static.

You put your parachutes on parade and you left
The pilots on the ground,
But if you're calling me in, then you better believe
I'm gonna call you out...
Out... out... out... out... out.. out.

Yeah... If you're calling me in, I'm gonna call you out.




9. FALLING FROM THE SKY : DAY SEVEN

You have never taken any inspiration in a direction
That won't end up with the death of you.
Do you really think all the saints are just lying...
Just lying... just lying in their graves?

Where are we supposed to go? I want you to remember this.
Just because I understand, doesn't mean I really care.

Have you become smarter than your own father?
Are you ready to lead with no lesson?
Your death will bring you all the answers
That you've been looking for.
How does it feel to kill?

Where are we supposed to go?
I want you to remember this.
Just because I understand, doesn't really mean I care.

The fruit has been tasted and their blood is on your hands.
You won't know the truth soon enough my friend.
Did you think that ended it? Do you really think it's over?
You will have all of the answers soon enough my friend.
You're standing near the edge.

Falling from the sky, day one.
You never learned to fly.
Falling into the ocean, day seven.
You never learned to swim.
Sinking to the bottom of the ocean, day twenty.
How could you see the bottom?
Sinking to the bottom of the ocean, d
Day one hundred... day one hundred... day one hundred.

Why can‘t you see the bottom? Why can‘t you see the bottom?
Why can‘t you see?
Why can‘t you see the bottom? Why can‘t you see the bottom?
Why can‘t you see? Why can‘t you see?

Why can‘t you see? Why can‘t you see? Why can‘t you see?
Why can‘t you see? Why can‘t you see?




10. EVERLASTING TAPEWORM

The countless times we fall to ruin.
These myriad days are so relentless.
It isn't everyone's frailty to
Stop functioning and stop breathing.

Sway with the waves, with the waves change,
And we'll find our way back to the shore when it's over.

The never content sensation of a tapeworm drug
Looking for its angry fix.
Will mutual fear bring us peace?
Is ruining your day ruining your life?

Sway with the waves, with the waves change,
And we'll find our way back to the shore when it's over.
Sway with the waves, with the waves change,
And we'll find our way back to the shore when it's over.

What happened to my noisy planet? When did the sun go nova?
In dim light I can tell by the hollow look in your eyes.
Using technology to live on this slow night.
I'm starting to realize I'll die long before.
(lyrics missing, possibly:
I've done it before, to become extinct.
I've done it before, I'll become extinct.)
Crunch the numbers till we become sick.

Sway with the waves, with the waves change,
And we'll find our way back to the shore when it's over.
Sway with the waves, with the waves change,
And we'll find our way back to the shore when it's over.




11. OCCIDENTAL

(Instrumental)




12. THE PEOPLE THAT SURROUND YOU ON A REGULAR BASSIS

This is pain draped in excellence,
And there's no way to bury it.
I awake resolute and numb, climbing 15 stories just
To fall asleep at the edge,
And I'm praying for a sleepless night.
And how does this darkness always find me?
This is the time for you to leave in peace or stay and die.

We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we hope...
We hope you never find us...
We hope you never find us anywhere.

We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we hope...
We hope you never find us... we hope you never find us.

I have nothing left but to let you lay there and die for it.
So just give up and write it down.
If you're paying for it, yeah, you might as well wager it.

We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we hope...
We hope you never find us...
We hope you never find us anywhere.

We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we hope...
We hope you never find us... we hope you never... No...

We hope you never find us, cover your shallow grave.
We hope you never find us, cover your shallow grave.
We hope you never...

...Anywhere.
We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we...
We hope you never find us...
We hope you never find us anywhere.

We're crashing down and burning out with every word you say.
We're burning through the atmosphere and we hope...
We hope you never find us...
We hope you never find us anywhere... anywhere... Anywhere...
And we hope... we hope you never find us...
We hope you never find us.




13. INNOCENT BYSTANDERS UNITED / ORIENTAL

These tears are carving trenches in my skin.
Put down the microscope, rip off my scales
And take a look inside,
'Cause I feel like... like Jesus don't...
Don't come around much more these days.

Skeletons are falling out through every fracture.
Look away, look away. There's nothing to see here.

Lies and mistakes all know me by my name,
And...
And now they refuse to leave me alone,
Haunting me with their mutiny.

But there's no future in... in being a dinosaur,
And...
And there's no future in the way I have been living.
But there's a hell of a past,
So pull up a chair and I'll give you a good story,
Because I know you're not attracted to the truth.

Skeletons are falling out through every fracture.
Look away, look away. There's nothing to see here.
Skeletons are falling out through every fracture.
Look away, look away. There's nothing to see here.

There's a hell of a past,
So pull up a chair and I'll give you a good story.