Office Of Strategic Influence

Blood tracks

Lyrics


1. THE ESCAPE ARTIST

Run, run like you've already done
You've got to move to meet demand
You're far flung when the music's done
You better find a place to land

It's all true when I lit that fuse
I never meant to be your friend
I kicked the tire but it caught on fire
I'm going to try to make amends

You act mysterious
But you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off I'd better be alone, alone, alone, alone
I'm off I'd better be alone, alone

Part two now you're back in the news
You're gonna spread the word around
I'm all done cause the song is sung
I'm gonna black my windows out

You move mysterious
But you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off I'd better be alone, alone, alone, alone
I'm off I'd better be alone, alone

No harm, no foul
It's not fine at all
It's not fair leading us there
It's no fun at all

You act mysterious
But you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off I'd better be alone, alone, alone, alone
I'm gone I'd better be alone, alone




2. TERMINAL

I woke up to a beautiful day in a cave
Watching the colors wave I sat up
As the broadcast day began

I'm in love before the phone starts ringing it's you
Here's another clue I'll be gone
Before the daylight savings is through

Let's go home
There's a boy with a knife at the door
And he's leaving if he gets too bored
He's been waiting on us since the dawn
(Is that what he said?)

Later on there's an old man blocking the door
With his head and his neck on the floor
And he won't wake up 'till dawn
(Is that what he said?)

I wanna talk shit when we get outside
I wanna play tough when you're terrified
I wanna have fun like we used to do
I wanna rule out the alternative

Going, going, going
Feet don't fail me
Going, going, going
Feet don't make me
Going, going, going
Please don't make me leave again

Eventually, I'll be in California physically
And maybe I can love you complete

Going, going, going
Feet don't fail me
Going, going, going
Feet don't make me
Going, going, going
Please don't make me leave again

Eventually, I'll be in California physically
And maybe I can love you complete




3. FALSE START

I could drive by in your overtime
We'll play around 'till the summer-time busted
Here's your white lie here's your alibi
We'll stick together 'till a better one comes along

You were wrong
You were wrong
It's just another false start you're gone
Move along
Move along
I'm not your medicine

I was insane from the airplane
I was feeling like a product placement
You could harmonize I was energized
Let's stick together 'till another one comes along

You were wrong
You were wrong
It's just another false start you're gone
Move along
Move along
I'm not your medicine




4. WE COME UNDONE

The money's all gone
Get it straight
The money's all gone again
Way to hesitate
Can't survive alone

Heaven sent us to play your favorites
Fill your family with revelations
And come back home
Too close for comfort
Too close for comfort
Too close for comfort
Too close for comfort

The enemy's at the gate
The enemy's at the gate
And slowly we come undone
And slowly we come undone

The warriors are all gone
The warriors are all gone
And slowly we come undone
And slowly we come undone




5. RADIOLOGUE

I'll be gone now either way that the wind blows
I'll be back though leave a light in the window
When the waves die down I'll be halfway around and I'll call you
When the sun blocks out hold the radio up to the phone

I was dreaming I was heading west thirty days faster
Had a fever woke up in a sweat bailing out the water

Can't go on, can't go back
Can't go on
Can't go back

Heard your voice coming through the noise
Wrote it in the radio log
Hurt my head wondering what you said
So I threw it overboard

Can't go on, can't go back
Can't go on, can't go back
Can't go on
Can't go back

I was dreaming I was heading west thirty days faster
Had a fever woke up in a sweat bailing out the water

Can't go on, can't go back
Can't go on, can't go back
Can't go on
Can't go back




6. BE THE HERO

We can walk hard in the schoolyard
See your face as we terrorize the place
Keep your head down
Keep your voice down
Tell the town 'cause we're coming inside, coming inside

He can high five in a sky dive
He's a hero from coast to coast
He can phone home from the green zone
He's got an air raid siren ring tone

Be the hero from coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah
Be the hero from coast to coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah

Get sight of a gun in your camera
Coca Cola cooling your system
Kill seventy one and get silver
Hurry up son get some ransom

Be the hero from coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah
Be the hero from coast to coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah

He can high five in a sky dive
He's a hero from coast to coast, yeah
He can phone home from the green zone
He's got an air raid siren ring tone

Be the hero from coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah
Be the hero from coast to coast to coast
Be the hero from coast to coast, yeah




7. MICROBURST ALERT

(Instrumental)




8. STOCKHOLM

A boy looks like an old man
He huddles in the cold
And reaching for the darkness
Away from the half-light

A dark girl wanders on, and on
She bears a wound for you

A car comes to a halt
Inside a man is waiting
He is calling his house
Eyes fixed at the gun

A bag is tossed to the ground
Its content's already used
The cold subsides and someone dies
There in the half-light

He is calling his house
Eyes fixed at the gun

A language she don't know
Telling her about love
She lets him in
He takes his chances




9. BLOOD

It's been a long time I thought you'd get it
It's been a long time but I finally beat the blood back like you
It's been a long time let's just forget it
You gotta drive lines and then slowly trace the veins
And put it back in your heart

You helped me to cut our losses
'Cause dreaming isn't living don't come home
Enough is enough coin tosses
We don't know how to treat it or leave it alone

We got what we want ask anyone
But war is war it's still medicine
The wind's at our back when we attack
'Cause God is our man He understands
The heart the heart it beats for blood