AFI

Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes tracks

Lyrics

1. KEEPING OUT OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT

We are the Ones with the radiating eyes
We are the Ones who have a fire inside
We are the Ones only We can recognize
We've been rejected -
suffered the ignorance. suffered the selfishness
been pushed so far down
now comes Our time to surface
Turn from the light that has made them all go blind
We've been protected
ALL ARISE TO WHAT WE BRING
OUTSTETCHED HANDS UNFOLDED WINGS
we've hurt ourselves and i feel the sting of broken hearts and burning wings.....




2. THREE REASONS

Where were you? Say you were gone?
Well, ask me and I'll swear that you were there all along
Another place? Another state?
At any rate, I can't relate
There's no two ways, you're a disgrace
Drown down your fear, suffocate every spark of clarity
Your weakness: sickens me, saddens me, strengthens me
There's no way to free responsibility
Who's to blame? Who's in the wrong?
The truth from whish you hide - it was you all along
You were there, you didn't care
your heart and mind were self impaired
Now, all that's left is our despair.




3. A SINGLE SECOND

Oh my God! My God this can't be happening! God tell me, tell me this isn't real!
I can't believe all that i have foreseen is finally happening
I cannot for a single sedong stand the way i feel
I always new. i always saw it coming
Enveloped now, encased by my worst fear
I've never felt the nausea of longing to feel nothing
I've never wanted to sease to exist, just disappear
Fear memories are all the lie ahead
Never have i felt so lost
Memories dull my senses
Fear tragedy is all that lies ahead
Never have i felt so dead
Once felt so warm, now i'm fucking freezing
I am the once embraced abandoned one
I raised my eyes up to the light in hopes of finding healing;
No relief was mine, i was burnt by the sun
I feel so lost.




4. PH LOW

So quickly draining away
If you could only hear all the things you used to say
Consumed now by what you knew was poisonous, quenching your thirst for life
Will you die for me?
Will you live for me?
Kill aspirations away
Embrace a dream that was a nightmare only yesterday
True friends are forgotten and all hope's been traded in
exchanging them all for what? For what?
All at once, all is lost
All is lost.

5. LET IT BE BROKE

I live in truth, complacently
Where's the threat you see in me?
Am i the cause of your self-consciousness?
You scream at me 'cause i can't ignore
The destructiveness that you support
'cause my life's contrary to yours
No soft words from my mouth
A glazed look in your eyes
I live in the world of reality, you comfort yourself with lies
I will release myself, i will detach myself from you
I will detach myself from your kind
I've seen your life but i can't see
How it is that you can be so content in your own ignorance
It's been so dark for so long
Now a new light has come along
Illuminating all, so shut your eyes
I won't tell you what you want to hear
I will show you what's real
I will, will defy.




6. THIRD SEASON

It's gonna take you by surprise as it rises
Can you feel the pulse?
Can you feel the heat rising from below?
Can you fell the energy gaining strength, oh so slowly?
But i'll wait.... i'll wait....
till the seasons change
I'll wait.... i'll wait....
Till the fall comes
And i'll give you nothing but a mirthless laugh
Can you see the signs?
Can you sense the changing of the winds?
Can you sense the stillness in the air?
Calm will remain.... oh, so shortly
But i'll wait.... i'll wait....
Till the seasons change
I'll wait.... i'll wait....
Till the fall comes.




7. LOWER YOU HEAD AND TAKE IT IN THE BODY

Drowned in flames it where i can be found
My nose broke from being smashed into the ground
What a waste, this place I call my home
Escape this place and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching!
Try to slap me down, but I'll still hold!
In the fray is where I can be found
My head is bruised from always being knocked around
What a fight, this life I call my own!
Escape this life and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching!
Try and slap me down, but I'll still hold
I'll hold, my own.




8. COIN RETURN

I have slipped and I have fallen
So far down I can't get out
Overwhelmed by my doubt
Things i said i'd never do i've done
Those i said i'd never be i've become
I have broken -
I'm still breaking -
cracked and wrecked, beyond repair
I can see that no one cares
Forgotten. Recalled
Smacks me in the face every time i fall
I cannot disregard, with each new fall
I hit twice as hard
Would you be there for me?
I would
I would be there for you, i would
Would you look up to see?
I would
Falling forward and looking up.




9. THE NEW PATRON SAINTS AND ANGELS

I've seen the light that emanates from you and it makes me feel proud
A voice of reason above the muffling crowds
Such will to live and you've got so much to give
Long lost sincerity
Stare down the day
from which others shield their eyes
with complete clarity and no trace of apathy
So positive and your heart you freely give
Long lost vivacity
Lost in a world that's been scorched to black
Lost in myself until i finally find a guide in you
and gratitude is mine
I admire the way you shine.




10. THREE SECONDS NOTICE

Submission - my back hurts from bowing down
Attraction - was once so strong now can't be found
Affection - one gift I wish you would return
Frustration - as I accede
I do not deserve your frigidness
such callousness
yet, I persist
What's wrong with me?
I told you "you can't be replaced"
you showed me I'm disposable
Spit in my face as I submit
So I quit!




11. SALT FOR YOUR WOUNDS

There's a tear in my heart where the blood ran out
There's a tear in my heart where the love ran out
I thought we worked, pushed toward the same ends, I'll never be so quick to trust again
Disenchanted, disgusted, I regret that I trusted
I put my faith
My faith in you, you poisoned me through and through
I though we both shared the same injuries
Now I've found it's you who injures me
My heart is cracked from being left out in the cold
I know you'll pay for what you've taken - tenfold
Disenchanted, disgusted, I regret that I trusted
I put my faith
My faith in them, they twisted the knife further in.




12. TODAY'S LESSON

Here is your lesson for today, ya better listen up real fucking good!
My cloud always has a silver lining, and I love everything that I see
My world is wonderful and no one could ever hurt me
You hate yourself, yes you do, and that's why right now I hate you
You hate yourself, yes you do, and that's why right now I can't stand you
Have you learned your lifes lesson yet? No?
Well let me tell you something
I am your teacher you have a lot to learn from me you must love yourself
You are my teacher you teach me about my life
Theres a lot I can learn from you
And that's why right now I love you...
So fuck you!




13. THE DEVIL LOVES YOU

Do you understand what I'm trying to say?
Have you ever felt?
Have you ever felt this way?
Tainted with rage you can't drain away or it will cost you your life
I couldn't care more
Do you ever absorb what shouldn't be touched?
Have you ever cared?
Ever cared this much?
Do you think it is I who is out of touch, or are you too scared to think at all?
I couldn't care more
As your friends fall does it tear your heart?
Do tears fill your eyes as your world falls apart?
Do you notice at all, or are you sailing sublime?
Am I completely alone?




14. TRIPLE ZERO

It burns! It burns! It burns my eyes and throat, but I need no antidote
Gnawing and tearing at my insides
Seething, keeping me alive
Hatred poisons me through and through
A sustenance
Keeping me true
It's not too late
It's never gonna be too late
Embrace your hate
The pain! The pain it crushes me
I gain animosity
Acid sweat and bloody tears, through it all I preserve
Some sedate through indifference but I withheld zero tolerance.