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John Dillinger

It’s a simple point
In a simple plan
You take the money
Like slaughtering a lamb
A farmer watched his family starve
And only the rich can steal
So the fedora covers your eyes
And you forgot how to feel
They dropped you in a hole
Long ago
John Dillinger
Destroyer of the world

The police shoot, too
The police can shoot you
The nonviolent citizen
Who reads the news
So Dillinger went cold
After suffering in jail
Who’s the tormented and tormentor
Who’s the dragonhead and dragon tail
He liked Chicago
He liked to disappear
But to anyone paying attention
He’s still right here
At your side, tonight
Outside the Biograph
Strolling the sidewalk
Before the bloodbath
The G-Men scream
See! See! See!
See the color of the flood
The truth is red and mean
They dropped him in a hole
Long ago
John Dillinger
Destroyer of the world

And are they going to bury you
With that money
Johnny?
You know innocent got hurt
Innocent got slain
Over all that fame
I guess you’d say
You don’t care

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Fellini

Burnt leaves, burnt leaves
Swirling under your feet
Pass away like ashes
In the September breeze

I need, I need
A place I can leave
You don’t remember my name
You think it’s all a dream

To be, to be
It’s a meadow unforeseen
A flower dying cold
Living forever in memory

I feel, I feel
The chill slither over me
We can’t stop time
Though we pretend in reverie

Chorus:

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Oh, let me know
Let me know
While you can
Make me understand

Oh, shall I speak
Shall I speak?
While I’m able
Can I hold your hand?

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Her eyes, Her eyes
Journeying to the unknown
Her parents were Italian
Her brother stayed home

Oh life, oh life
Want to sail my starboard sea
I can fix it, I promise
Do you believe me?

Come dance, come dance
Come and dance with me
Dance in a circle
Like I’m Fellini


Now’s Not the time for Sleep

 

Wake up 
Shut the alarm 
Put more things in your body 
That will do you harm

Stagger to shower 
Hot water flow 
Eat a crusty bagel 
DVR your favorite show

Kiss the dog 
On his head 
This job sucks 
But it beats the instead

You got to go 
Got to rush 
Always late 
There’s time to crush

Emily 
Now’s not the time to sleep
Love is near 
But you keep them waiting

Emily 
The hurt’s so deep 
Can’t escape the fear 
It has you frozen/hesitating

Fall down 
Set the alarm 
Pins and needles 
Up and down your arm

Neck is tight 
Feet are tingling 
You’ll just cry 
If the phone starts ringing

Couldn’t watch the show 
Maybe tomorrow 
There’s somebody else’s life
You wish you could borrow

You got to keep going 
Play it to an end 
Wish the stars would align 
And grant you a true friend

Chorus


Together Again

 

I stood before you 

A product of love, blood, and chaos
You understood before I knew
What we kept secret would betray us

We were looking for a light
To save us
But it had vanished in the night
Leaving hatred hating us
Somewhere, I don’t know when
Time will piece us together again

The moon glowed low and blue
Across a mean land in stasis
It judged no one and never presumed
Life would eventually repay us

We were looking for a fight
To save us
Our enemy had vanished in the night
Leaving hatred hating us
Somewhere, I don’t know when
Time will piece us together again


Out of Time (song)


Revenge Town (song)

 

Well mercy me

What’s this stirring around

The pack of wolves shiver and quiver 

Observing the human race to revenge town

 

The deal is dirty

And they may have knew it

But the blood spilled smelled good

So the mob desperately pursued it

 

Someone must pay

There must be balance for the consequence

Let sweat and sinew collide glorified

The resultant sparks and flames ash the conscience

 

Chorus:

 

Hurry and scream

Look mean

Prod them forward

And yourself undone

In the end, ultimately

Justice crying on freedom’s shoulder

 

Of water and fire

Running deep through our heart

The explosions of beauty

Sharing a scene with the death of art

 

The ideas eschewed

The solutions frenzied

The payback is attained

The feeling is empty

 

In forgiveness rests liberation

The abandoning of an invisible prize

Coated with diamonds and gold

And held together by lies

 

Chorus:


Romeo Soul

Romeo Soul lyrics 

Well back in High School

You smiled while listening to a rapper

Cleverly rhyme his way to fame

Now you hear that same song
And sadly shake your head
What changed?

I know it’s natural to grow apart
But why do you stare at me
Like I’m stained?

Oh Romeo Soul
We’ve got to get you back on a roll
All your senses sunk below
You are a shadow swimming against the flow

We were kids once remember?
And you ran ahead of the group
So adventurous

Now you nurse a broken heart
And cater to a misled mind
Buddy, you are delirious

Setting up fences before your door
Wondering if art is expendable
When did your ego get so serious?

Oh Romeo Soul
We’ve got to get you back on a roll
All your senses sunk below
You are a shadow swimming against the flow

You loved that girl
And she broke your heart
It was years ago

You wrote her letters
She never replied half the time
It’s so painful, I know

You are quitting without admitting
That life can still be beautiful
Without her in the picture show

Oh Romeo Soul
We’ve got to get you back on a roll
All your senses sunk below
You are a shadow swimming against the flow

(improv)


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