Chevelle

Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites tracks

Lyrics

1. JARS

Hold onto chance
Lest we bleed ourselves
Save for the pets
They’re the loneliest

Put into jars
We’ll save this earth
Put into jars
We’ll save the earth

We can’t both become the same pawn
That's made to fall
Oil that tastes like
Blood stole the summer scent
From me to you
You're stabbing me through you
You're stabbing you through him
And betting most of
This world
We’ll add enough of the world

Steal from yourselves
It never felt so good
And feed from their hand’s
Confuse by opposites

Put into jars
We’ll save this earth
Put into jars
Keep safe this earth

Feeling manic for a day
Depends on the trends
Depends on the surface
If the sun never sets

This world
We’ll add enough of the world
Is the main thing you’ll shout
Till the bitter end

Into Jars




2. SAME OLD TRIP

Censor, censor, realize
Censor, censor, no friend of mine
Time won't keep us anymore
It's the usefulness of letting go
Your perfect plan has come and gone
Like the nuclear centuries' benefits

They say
You bought the same old trip
So innocent you're out of reach
You bought the same old trip

Lawful, vengeful, awful, friendship, misfits
Bits of feelings, theiving, fits inside revealing
Time to censor, censor, realize
Censor, Censor, no friend of mine

You bought the same old trip
So innocent you're out of reach
You bought the same old trip
Sigh of relief inside of a dream
You bought the same old

Censor, censor, realize
Censor, censor, paid to
Censor, censor, realize
Censor, censor, no friend of mine

You bought the same old trip
So innocent you're out of reach
You bought the same old trip
Sigh of relief inside of a dream
You bought the same old trip




3. VITAMIN R (LEADING US ALONG)

Some will learn; many do.
Cover up or spread it out.
Turn around, had enough,
Pick and choose or pass it on.
Buying in, heading for
Suffer now or suffer then.
It's bad enough
I want the fear... need the fear

Cause he's alone (he has become)
He's alone (he has become)

Well if they're making it, making it
Then they're pushing it, pushing it
And they're leading us along
The hassle of all the screaming fits
That panic makes remorse

After all, what's the point?
Course levitation is possible.
If you're a fly; achieved and gone
Theres time for this and so much more.
It's typical - create a world
A special place of my design
To never cope or never care just use the key

Cause he's alone (he has become)
He's alone (he has become)

Over and Over a slave
Became
Over and Over a slave
Became
Over and Over a slave
Became
Over and Over a slave
Became




4. THE RED

They say freak,
When you're singled out,
The red, well it filters through.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again.

This change, he won't contain,
Slip away, to clear your mind.
When asked, who made it show,
The truth, he gives in to most.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.
So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.

Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red....

They say freak...
When you're singled out.
The red, it filters through...




5. I GET IT

So you say I'm ignored
As it is,
Well, give us your sad, sad trip

You're right, I get it
It all makes sense, you're the perfect person
So right, so wrong
Let's all live in your imaginary life

Assumed it's whether
We're right or wrong
We're doomed, and there's plenty for all

How dare you catch me counting?
How dare you call at all?
How dare you call it suffering?
How dare you call at all?

You're right, I get it
It all makes sense, you're the perfect person
So right, so wrong
Let's all live in your imaginary life

Press on these tannins
They'll double in time
The touch of life, once failed to mention so far

Of course the law is fountains
Of face to face remorse
A fast and restless blackmail
Like pent-up fetish whores

You're right, I get it
It all makes sense, you're the perfect person
So right, so wrong
Let's all live in your imaginary life

Do you want it enough?
Do you want it at all?
Should you need it at all?
Takes a minute to see
Do you want it enough?
Do you want it at all?
Should you need it at all?
Do you want it or not?

You're right, I get it
It all makes sense, you're the perfect person
So right, so wrong
Let's all live in your imaginary life




Life, life, life.




6. FACE TO THE FLOOR

(I was just thinking...)

To pick up the tip doesn't mean a lot
Fiddle inside your drawers
If we own the night, then spread it out
Or pack up without a clue

Well, caused by their own
WIN by default
Time to vamanos

Like your face getting forced to the floor

Then I got a taste of the benefits
Five foot and change
There's no better way to hash it out
So let's set up your time to fail

Well, cause now the cracks
Should we intervene?
I hold this albatross

Like your face getting forced to the floor
When either way, you're way too close to it all

Pay up, never wait 'em out
Clever, Madoff, take it all
Take it all

Your
Mouth
Blessed

Take it all the way... right back down

Clueless
Mess

Pay up, never take it all
Take it all

Like your face getting forced to the floor
In a league of your own,
And either way you're way too close to it all
You cannot veto the world
Like your face (like your face) getting forced
(Getting forced) to the floor
In a league of your own,
And either way (either way), you're way too close to it all

Too close to it all




7. SEND THE PAIN BELOW

I liked having hurt,
So send the pain below where I need it,
You used to beg me to take care of things,
And smile at the thought of me failing.

But long before, having hurt,
I'd send the pain below,
I'd send the pain below.

Much like suffocating,
Much like suffocating,
Much like suffocating,
(I'd send the pain below...)
Much like suffocating,
(I'd send the pain below...)

You used to run me away,
All while laughing.
Then cry about that fact,
'til I returned.

But long before, having hurt,
I'd send the pain below,
I'd send the pain below.

Much like suffocating,
Much like suffocating,
Much like suffocating,
(I'd send the pain below...)
Much like suffocating,
(I'd send the pain below...)
Much like suffocating.

I can't feel my chest,
Need more, drop down,
Closing in.

I can't feel my chest,
Drop down.

I liked, having hurt.
So send the pain below,
So send the pain below,
(Much like suffocating) (I liked)
So send the pain below,
(Much like suffocating) (Having hurt)
So send the pain below,
(Much like suffocating)
So send the pain below,
(Much like suffocating)
So send the pain below.




8. SLEEP APNEA

There sat a new test
Much harder that you bought in
As for the unseen
Just take care of what you will
Light the silent alarm
We never think that
We're missing much
Till

I gasp and hold my breath
These needs had changed so deep
To face you all I say
I've been awake for...

I need a new test
Then I sat out to choose
Someone to
Light the soul like a kiln
Just imagine us chasing this with
Eyes scorned from sleep apnea
A slight of tongue as the seas
Are emptying

I gasp and hold my breath
These needs had changed so deep
To face you all I say
I've been awake for... Ever... Ever... Ever... Ever...

Try to read off a letter that's
Falling apart
The sun and the moon
I count sheep
Escape like an animal I'm ready for
My sleepless stroll

I've felt these shifting hours
Mistakenly used up

I gasp and hold my breath
These needs had changed so deep
To face you all I say
I've been awake for years

I gasp and hold my breath
These needs had changed so deep
To face you all I say
I've been awake for... Ever... Ever... Ever... Ever




9. THE CLINCHER

Touch
I'll stand for nothing less
Or never stand again
These are the limits when one's buried
This body's left the soul
(Well)Could we have known
Never would I(have)helped to nail down
Careful of drifting off
Now losing taste and touch
Turning a pale blue leaning in to say
This body's left the soul
The brain needs oxygen
Can't sneak around this bait
His catacomb has got me by the chin
This body's left the soul

(Well)Could we have known
Never would I(have)helped to nail down
With nothing to gain
Here's the clincher, this should be you
Now saturate (x4) and touch
Now saturate (x3), the earth
Now saturate (x3), the earth

(Well)Could we have known
Never would I(have)helped to nail down
With nothing to gain
Here's the clincher, this should be you
(Made cold and crippled)
This happened to be never changing
Holding inside, the phobia viewed
Made cold and crippled, ending it all

Now saturate (x4), the earth
Now saturate (x3)




10. HATS OFF TO THE BULL

All our needs put together
Don't bleed on their own
You're paid for an eyeful
So behold the bull
Why can't I look up, out in the clearing
Tell me what's there below, end over end
While he's safe for the moment, guess what I'm learning
He's never safe from the crowd

So hats off to the bull
No giving up
Either way, it makes ya mad
Well some of us
Hats off to the bull, keep giving all
What ya say we make amends

To be monumental
Could mean the beyond
The simpler the treasure
Means the higher the cost
Well as for the ending, damn right I'm learning
You might ask for the door, end over end
Well I hate how the clouds hide
The gasps from above

So hats off to the bull
No giving up
Either way, it makes ya mad
Well some of us
Hats off to the bull, keep giving all
What ya say we make amends

Find your challenge, suffer miles
Colors gray, he brings them out
Don't mind the challenge, suffer miles
A little shallow, if I don't say

Hats off to the bull
His time ain't up
Bitter hell in the lion's den
For some of us
Hats off to the bull
The sun won't set
Till the pain and the final breath




11. THE MEDDLER

You had that nighttime confidence
Yet again
Like when you tear us all to bits
Yet again
If you really want advice here
You're too much like a wall
If you're gonna light those fires
We're all up in arms again

Well I don't belong here
Don't fit your style
Felt your left foot
Now meet my right

See now over this, you meddler
Feed off all the rest, you meddler
Talking so close, you bring to mind
No fun to be behaving
But you really lit a fire
All up in arms again
Why don't you feed off all the rest

Well, I don't belong here
Don't fit your style
Felt your left foot
Now meet my right
It's now or never
More difficult
Those midnight answers
And stray arrows

Never, never
Lean on you
Clever, clever
One on two
You're mine
Finite
Imagine this
It's sad
To say
It's simple
When still we want to watch

Well, I don't belong here
Don't fit your style
Felt your left foot
Now meet my right
It's now or never
More difficult
Those midnight answers
And stray arrows
I don't belong