Lyrics

Angels Undercover

Take me to the church where my father and my mother
Prayed for me and my dear brother
While the angels undercover cursed our names
Children, do you believe in heaven?
Tell me, do you believe in heaven?
‘Cause there’s a place that’s filled with flames
And it’s calling out your name
So you best believe in heaven
With your blind and absent faith

And take me to the park where we played, the light went dark
And even Jesus didn’t matter
’cause our souls were filled with laughter
And our laughter reached to heaven
While our sorrows went to hell

Take me to the fields where my father spent his days
Slaving for a beggar’s wage
The day is over, turn the page
There’ll be another when you wake
Waiting in your cup of coffee
And you hear our mother coughing
As you whisper to her softly
But we still hear we every strain
We still hear every strain

And take me to the house where my mother rests her bones
In that chair she rests her bones
Quietly, unsuspecting throne
Lock me out, but don’t deny her what she owns
Because i don’t believe in heaven
No, i don’t believe in heaven
There’s a place that’s filled with flames
And it’s calling out my name
’cause i don’t believe in heaven
Lock me out but don’t deny her what she owns
Lock me out but don’t deny her what she owns…

And take me to the church where my father and my mother
Pray for me and my dear brother
While the angels undercover cursed our names…


Arctic Outcry Wind

I feel uneven, like the bones are pushing right out of my skin
And through my hair i feel the cold air of an arctic outcry wind
I feel unsteady, like another step could throw me to the ground
And layin there i feel the cold stares as the people gather round

I feel emotional, irrational, unbreakable, impossible to please
I feel my fingers on the trigger with a sense of urgency
I feel everything and nothing at the same time
Can a vagrant and a king commit the same crime
Or could it even be they share the same mind
As you and I, love
You and I


Over and Over
Morning comes and you’re rolling over inside my head
Crashing walls and a break of thunder above our bed
While the light pouring through the window, it just bleeds my brain
Of the thoughts as they soak our pillows, and you complain

Laying on the ground, on the ground
And you’re coming around
Oh, I don’t want no part of this
Don’t bother this
I said it over and over
Laying on the floor, lay me down
And you’re coming for more
Oh, I don’t want no part of this
Don’t bother this
I said it over and over

When the hardest place to take the knife
In the back it stays like a lover’s eyes
And I warned you
And I said think twice
Just can’t break through
I tried to break you

Darkness falls and you’re making your trailways beneath my skin
Claws out with a shotgun stare that burns holes in the wind
And the moon’s jumping through my window, down into my soul
It lights the path that you’re taking as I’m losing all thought control

Laying on the ground, on the ground
And you’re coming around
Oh, I don’t want no part of this
Don’t bother this
I said it over and over
Laying on the floor, lay me down
And you’re coming for more
Oh, I don’t want no part of this
Don’t bother this
I said it over and over

When the hardest place to take the knife
In the back it stays like a lover’s eyes
And I warned you
And I said think twice
Just can’t break through
I tried to break you


You and I

You and I should get away, escape before the sun can break another day
Before a conscious thought can change our minds
To say one day that we were young and we were endlessly alive
You and I should run and run, escaping to the land of a hundred thousand
suns
None of which come down on us my love, none of which are cut from their
strings above

Tomorrow is today
Quit pushin it away
Tomorrow is today

You and I are something else, with wings so strong the sun wouldn’t even
dare to melt
Others will try to follow, they will fail, we’ll leave them laying in our
trails
You and I will live to tell the stories they’ll forever die to tell
Across the stormy oceans we shall sail, underneath the clear white clouds
avail

Tomorrow is today
Don’t let it slip away
Tomorrow is today

And there’ll be no worries to crack our faces
No empty holes no open spaces
Just you and I and all that traces
Just you and I and all that lies between
Just you and I, Oh nothing comes between
Just you and I till something comes between
Just you and I, but oh they come between us now

Clearly I should get away, you’d be happy I’d have nothing left to say
And they would laugh aloud as we restocked the days we stole from some
place far away
and this is where I start to run from all the things that are and are to
come
and all my efforts couldn’t stop the blazing sun
From coming down on us my love

If tomorrow were today
It would probly be the same
And we will never change


Dream Reality
Your dream reality
It puts you down to sleep
And shelters your lovely eyes
So that you cannot see
The rain as it comes pouring down
Or the clouds that stain the rising sun
I try so hard, but still I come undone
If you could only see
What I see

But someday when the rain comes pouring down
I’ll stand and watch you while you drown
You’ll wait for me to pull you out
But I won’t be there
You always take the wrong path to your heart
When here I am, never too far
For you to open up your arms and take me in…

Just make believe
It’s anything you want to see
And close the windows love
As the sky begins to bleed
Just shut your eyes and lock up tight
I pray you fall asleep
As a million years go drifting by
And you dream reality
Yes you dream, you dream and dream

That someday when the rain comes pouring down
I stand and watch you while you drown
You’ll wait for me to pull you out
But I won’t be there
You always take the wrong path to your heart
When here I am, never too far
For you to open up your arms and take me in…

Slowly now, the whole amount
Is falling softly from the mouths
Of those residing in the clouds
The universe of powers
And I can see we’re falling
Faster down to sleep
And if tomorrow never shows
Forever yours I’ll be

Slowly now the rain comes pouring out
I gaze upon you while I drown
You look so lovely in your gown
But you don’t care
I always take the wrong path to my heart
Now here I am so torn apart
Look where it got me, oh so far
From holding you
From Tasting you


This Cigar

this cigar, burns a hole straight through my jeans and
through your heart, as we watch the ashes form
another scar, that i will never show
but some how everybody seems to know my demons
in all my efforts I’ve commited treason
for chasing dreams that are changing like the seasons
make me feel so small, but I’m so proud to tell them all

that I’m a man now
I can drive a car
and I’m a drop out
i’m nobody so far
but i don’t mess with
cigarettes or alcohol
cos i’m the best there is
and they tell me all the winners smoke cigars

this guitar, is pouring melodies that burn
inside my heart, as the sound is broken up
by passing cars, they don’t know that i’m above
or that i’m swimming in the middle of an ocean
i’m riding on a wave of pure emotion
yeah, i’m drinkin up this sea like it’s a potion
maybe it could lend me wings, i’ll either float or start to sink

cos i’m a man now
i can drive a car
and i’m a drop out
i’m nobody so far
but i don’t mess with
cigarettes and alcohol
cos i’m the best there is
and they tell me all the winners play guitar

and i know i’ve never been the kind
to let them get inside my mind
you just got to see that i need them on my side
i promise not to breathe it in
or ever strum a chord again
cos it hurts my lungs and burns my tongue to know that….

this cigar, burns a hole straight through my jeans
and through her heart, as we watch the ashes form
another scar, that i could never show
yet somehow everybody seems to know my demons
in all my efforts i’ve commited treason
for chasing dreams that are changing like the seasons
i know that i’m so small but i’m so proud to tell you all

that i’m a man now
i can drive a car
and i’m a drop out
nobody so far
but i don’t mess with
cigarettes and alcohol


Razorblades and Handgrenades
she swears she fell from heaven
a short fall from holy hands
and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
upon her golden strands
she wants to touch the fire
she wants to hold it in her hands
she wants to catch the lightning bolts
and glow without their reprimandsbut underneath her pillowcase
is where she keeps the razorblades
for the next person that falls asleep
and underneath her staircase
is where she lays the handgrenades
for the next person that tries to leavekick and scream, don’t let her take me
sleep and dream, it’s all the same
don’t let me miss the signs that lead me out
tonight i fall downcos underneath her pillowcase
is where she keeps the razorblades
for the next time that i fall asleep
and underneath her staircase
is where she lays the handgrenades
for the next time that i try to leaveoh i try to leave
yes i try to leave
leave her

she swears she fell from heaven
a short fall from holy hands
and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
upon her golden strands


Paper Houses

paper houses line the streets
the streets create a town
towns grow into armies
armies shoot you down
while the same humdrum that beats the drums
compels you look around
in time to see your paper houses
burning to the groundbaby, there’s no light at the end of the tunnelglassy beaches hold the seas
the seas they flood the world
the world, she sinks in slowly
leaves nothing but a pearl
it fills a bag that slowly drags
behind a crying girl
barefoot striding glassy beaches
give to waves unfurledand she won’t sleep for fear
and baby, there’s no light at the end of the tunnelhopes they fall like broken glass
into my overburdened lap
i find myself now wishing in
from the outside of the glass
papercuts they split the sea
to dry the sands that freedom bring
you and i we’ll never see
the land of which we dream

we don’t sleep for fear
and bay-ay-by
there’s no light at the end of the tunnel


They Say

they say, history will find us on the last train
and we’ll make all the same mistakes that they made
and we could never rule tomorrow our way out
love…it’s too late now
they say, nothing comes from going against their grain
and oh, we are the diggers of our own graves
and we will crash and burn before our train leaves this town
love…forgive me nowthey can burn in hell
they can burn in hellthey say, we will live life dragging on the coattails
holding onto dreams of false fairy tales
and sleeping under bridges where our train breaks down
love…our light will drownthey can burn in hell
they can burn in hell


One Last Song

The ship was sinking; we were drinking, singing one last song,
Casting our gold into the ocean.
You grabbed a bucket, started screaming, “Come on, come on”,
Trying to slow the downward motion.
Back in the kingdom, we were kings and queens and Oh, so strong
That God himself could not contain us.
We never thought we’d be the shorter half of sword and gun.
Now god himself could never save us.Waves of silver, waves of gold
Are coming now to take me,
To separate my body from my soul
And Jesus leaves or takes me.
Hopes of heaven, fears of hell
Tell me, what’s the chance I’ll make it.
All my other plans have failed,
And all this time I’ve faked it.We started sinking, drinking water from the open sea
Losing our bodies to the ocean.
You grabbed my hand and started screaming, “rescue me”
Together fight the downward motion.
Back in the kingdom we were kings and queens and Oh, so strong
That god himself just had to show us.
We never thought we’d see the colder side of land and sea
But he’s the only one who knows us.Waves of silver, waves of gold
Are coming now to take me,
To separate my body from my soul
And Jesus either leaves or takes me.
Hopes of heaven, fears of hell
Tell me, what’s the chance I’ll make it.
All my other plans have failed,
And all this time I’ve faked it.


Bad News Baby

My lady, she’s nothing more than a melody
Whistlin underneath my skin
And pourin through my blood veins
Absorbing all the brain waves
Overtaking all my dreams.And i could never be unfaithful
My everything is far too much to risk
And girl you’re so extraordinary
But she’s the only reason i existI’m bad news baby, i’m gonna break your heart
I burn my bridges daily before any others cross
I’m bad news baby, i’m not the man you want
The only girl i’ll ever love is trapped inside a songThey tell me i’m nothing more than a tragedy
I’m headed for a breakdown
But they don’t know my lady
They can’t see how much she loves me
She’ll never let me hit the groundAnd i could never be unfaithful
My everything is far too much to risk
And girl you’re so extraordinary
But she’s the only reason i exist

I’m bad news baby, i’m gonna break your heart
I burn my bridges daily before any others cross
I’m bad news baby, i’m not the man you want
The only girl i’ll ever love is trapped inside a song
A song

It’s a song s-s-song, s-song, s-song
A song is all i have it’s all i own
Oh, i’d sell my soul
I’d sell my soul for a song
Just a song

I’m bad news baby, i’m gonna break your heart
I burn my bridges daily before any others cross
I’m bad news baby, i’m not the man you want
The only girl i’ll ever love is trapped inside a song


Her

Car door’s frozen
I can’t get to you
Your window’s open
The cold air’s pouring through
Your bones are broken
The belt won’t let you loose
And i’m left hoping
That you might wake up soonI just stand and watch as they pull you from another world
Unraveling twisted plots, oh i wish you were another girlAnd i’ll set the world on fire
Cause i could not satisfy herEmpty hallways
You can’t get to me
Open doorways
But you’re still searching for your keys
And i can’t open
The ears for which i sing
So i’ll just pass along
And baby you’ll start to hear meYou just sit and stare as if i’m from another land
In your comfortable chair, oh i wish i were another man

And i’ll set the world on fire
Cause i could not satisfy her

Satisfaction seems to be
The key that turns, the air we breathe
It brings us now so confidently crawling on our knees
So you try to satisfy the hours
But you’re ignorance won’t fight the fires
And your innocence can’t kill desire
So you’re not as perfect as you seem to be

I’ll set the world on fire
Cause i could not satisfy her
I’ll set the world on fire
Cause i could not satisfy her
And i’ll take this world by fire
Cause i’ll never…
I’ll never satisfy
I’ll never satisfy
Her…


All my Friends

Tell me, if I come do i ever get to go?
Or will you just break down and cry
God bless your soul
When everbody sees we’re growing cold
But you don’t know
That lately, i’ve been unable to hold down all the air
And i know i always swore i’d never swear
But i’m growing so damn tired of getting old
And getting cold, God bless my soulAll my friends are telling me
Everything that i could be
And i just smile, but secretly
I think i’m starting to believe
I’m gonna make it out of hereGive me intoxication over sobriety
Give me proof of everything that you believe
I really don’t appreciate you preaching to me
Can’t you see?
Oh, you’ll see that i’m more that just a waste of given space
Or a rejection of your offer of some grace
Cause i know that there’s a time and there’s a place for me
And i can see

That all my friends are telling me
Everything that i should be
So i just smile, but secretly
I know i’m starting to believe
I’m gonna make it out of hereGirl i swear to you i’ll never let them tear my soul out
Try as though they may they’ll surely fail without a doubt
Looking back we’ll wonder what we were so sad about
The best days of our lives pass by before we figure out

That all my friends believe in me
And everything i’m gonna be
So we just smile, and we start to sing
To anyone and everything
We’re gonna make it out
We’re gonna make it out
We’re gonna make it out
Oh, we’ve gotta make it out of here


Satisfied

MY life without you sounds
My life without you sounds no good to me

I heard a song the other day
Floating on the radio drowning in its waves
Another token kid for sale
Holding up his hide and begging
\”Please don’t let it break\”

Baby, sit down
Dry your eyes now

I try to keep you satisfied
though I can’t go on like this forever
babe, we’ve to work together
still I’ll going to lay it on the line
Cuz I got this sinking feeling that
tomorrow’s song I’m singing

And my life without you sounds
My life without you sounds no good to me

A watched you build your boat today
I fear I dread the day I watch it sail away
So I put an anchor on the bay
And try to change your mind
before the daylight slips away

Baby, sit down
Hear me cry now

And I try to keep you satisfied
though I can’t go on like this forever
babe, we’ve to work together
still I’ll going to lay it on the line
Cuz I got this sinking feeling that
tomorrow’s song I’m singing

And my life without you sounds
My life without you sounds no good to me

Throw it on the vacant open sea
It’s so goddamn impossible to please

Baby, sit down
Before I break down

And I try to keep you satisfied
though I can’t go on like this forever
babe, we’ve to work together
still I’ll going to lay it on the line
Cuz I got this sinking feeling that
tomorrow’s song I’m singing

And my life without you sounds
My life without you sounds
My life without you sounds no good to me


Punk Ass Rain

I don’t give a damn about your punk ass rain
It just falls and falls and falls
I don’t care about your day
Cuz it’s yours, it’s yours, it’s yours

The sky’s a’crying on a friday night
She is dancing above the light of day
Can’t hear them saying, saying come down it’s gonna rain
The sun’s a’smiling on a saturday morning
She’s too high to hear their warning yells
They’re gonna buy and sell
And try and push her through the pain

I don’t give a damn about your punk ass rain
It just falls and falls and falls
I don’t care about your day
Cuz it’s yours, it’s yours, it’s yours

They built a ladder and they climbed up to her
Went on top and proudly threw her off
And she sang, and she sang as she falls, she falls

I don’t give a damn about your punk ass rain
It just falls and falls and falls
I don’t care about your day
Cuz it’s yours, it’s yours, it’s yours


Dizzy On The Rooftops

No one speaks my language
Still Im screaming out
And no one sees my anguish
Only you my love are aloud
So you and me just sit upon the rooftops
Watching all the people while there heads drop
From the weight of the air

And the world stops spinning
Cause shes just so dizzy
And were all so dizzy
But were just to busy to care

No one speaks our language
And no one sees our faces
Cause if they saw are anquish
It would put them all
In there places

Now you and me just sit upon the rooftops
Watching all the people while there heads drop
From the weight of the air
And the world stops spinning
Cause shes just so dizzy
And were all so dizzy
But were just to busy to care
Are we just to dizzy to care…


Lovely

Lay your cross upon the floor, darlin
We are shadows on the wall, collapsing
Take your worries to the ledge, and let them fall
Sing a silent song for me, come dancing
Feel your waves crashing over me
Pull me under so I can see
Oh you’re so lovely
Oh you’re so high above me
From these heights, I can see 
We are more than we seem
Oh you’re so lovely
Take me out upon your town, darlin
Turn this boy inside out, and you shake me
Tell me where you wanna be, and we’ll be there
I can die without a care if you’re with me
Feel your way through these crowded streets
You’re all I know and you’re all I see
Oh you’re so lovely
Oh you’re so high above me
From these heights, I can see 
We are more than we seem
Oh you’re so lovely
Show me all your wonder
Come on pull me under
Take me, make me fall
Tell me who you wanna be tonight
Feel your waves crashin over me
Pull me under so I can see
Oh you’re so lovely
Oh you’re so high above me
From these heights, I can see 
We are more than we seem
Oh you’re so lovely

**Thanks to Chelsea for providing some of the lyrics

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