Blood Moon (Album Lyrics)

Brooklyn Bridge

If every one of your friends jumped off the Brooklyn bridge

And they asked you to come said you’d remember it

But your parents said no “Don’t die a stupid kid”

 

I’m armed with clichés to throw at you

It makes me feel so square

I sound and act just like my parents did

But beware

 

Please don’t do as I do but only as I say

Don’t ya’ put off the things that can be done today

You’ll understand when you’re older and your hair is gray

 

It is needless to say you’re off the beaten track

If you keep on this path it’s hard work getting back

Stay in school, get a job…get down to brass tacks

 

I’m armed with clichés to throw at you

It makes me feel so square

I sound exactly like my parents did

But beware

 

If the love of your life jumped off the golden gate

You were encouraged to come and told to not be late

You honor valor of love, but will you keep the date

 

The Unknown

I see the look in your eye, you’re wondering if I’m the type of guy…

You’d take home, the unknown

 

See my mind through your eyes, you’re wondering if I am kind…

Or I’m best alone, the unknown

 

Fairy tale romance is all in the past

Looking for answers at the bottom of your glass

The day you found out it wasn’t quite so

Never imagined you could feel so alone

 

You can’t count life to give you no guarantees

Your will alone won’t bring the world to its knees

 

Had someone in your sights, you fell out but fell right…

In the moment, for that night

 

Wishing plans had been made, to steal away for the day…

But your silence couldn’t convey, what you longed for, hoped for…

 

Envision your long slow walk among a string quartet and a path of petals

And you look at the man, clean cut and polished like a statue

Your gown is stunning, the adornments ideal, you are the princess in the fable…

Is it too good to be true? Have expectations got the better of you?

 

Fairy tale romance is all in the past

Looking for answers at the bottom of your glass

The day you found out it wasn’t quite so

Never imagined you could feel so alone

 

You can’t count life to give you no guarantees

Your will alone won’t bring the world to its knees

You can’t count life to give you no guarantees

Your will alone won’t bring the world to its knees

 

Heidi

(Instrumental)

 

Populism       

It don’t make sense to me, Capital Gains and Dividends

It don’t make sense to me, our thirty-five to their fifteen

 

What is popular at country clubs and cocktail hour

Is out of touch with what we want

 

It just don’t trickle down, on the contrary it increases poverty

 

Divide the citizens, unite the greed

Perpetual thimblerig with our tax policies

 

Here and now is the time, A little shared sacrifice, an honest price

Here and now is the time, to disavow the elite’s advice

 

What is popular at yacht clubs and luxury spas

Is out of touch with what we want

 

What we should understand, corporate lobbies have oligarchic plans

           

If you love Reagan and Francis Scott Key

Will you pay your equal share for democracy? 

 

Listen careful and close, Millionaires have more zeros

Listen careful and close, Thirty-five percent won’t make them broke

 

What is popular at charity balls and business galas

Is out of touch with what we want

 

I know and I understand, CEO’s don’t deserve more than the common man

 

Billions of dollars raised, favors need to be repaid, Billions of dollars raised

 

Country of Emptiness

Kill he comes, Kill he comes

 

Move into the country of emptiness, fill it with triumph or fill it with blood

 

Kill he comes to wash away his sins, Kill he comes because he can’t comprehend

Weep, you will and now you’ll know his pain, rage, his gift, his glory, his name

 

Move into the country of emptiness, fill it with triumph or fill it with blood

 

He’s on a twisted trail, winding through seven hells

Acid lakes and monstrous gates, the final path he’s found is glory

 

Take him away from his first smile in years, fools will come to wash away your tears

Cold blood run as cold blood does, the race is all over the news

 

Move into the country of emptiness, fill it with triumph or fill it with blood

 

Every wrong turn ended in the thorns, pulling them out hurt every time

Out from the weeds, dust off the brush, he’s out and on the loose

 

Move into the country of emptiness, fill it with triumph or fill it with blood

 

Fed on half-truths, baptized in lies

His shadows die in the dark, when all his world is dark

 

No! Death will get your attention, it’s what he needs

Death will answer your question, it’s how it bleeds

Born to a land where promises are shadows, born in a country where justice is a gun

Are you on the edge of your seat? Why would god’s mercy bring you to your knees?

You can thank the TV, you can thank the disease

Who will die today? Who will die today? Who will die today?

Death will get your attention, it’s what he needs, it’s how it bleeds

 

One Eye

We only see what they want us to see

We only do what they want us to do

We only see what they want us to see

We only do what they want us to do

I don’t know anybody who knows anyone

And neither do you

 

I’ve been standing right here, while the race is run

I didn’t notice that it’d begun

I’ve been standing right here, while the race is run

I didn’t notice that it’d begun

Little puffs and curly Q’s of smoke

Impermanence is the only thing we can count on

 

I think I know how people lose their mind

I think I know how people lose their mind

It isn’t all at once, it’s a little at a time

 

Because of You

I...want to live simply

Maybe live off the land

I can work with my hands

And just spend time with you

And live a life that’s true

Picture fields of green and skies of blue

 

I….want to look up at the stars

Play a tune on guitar

And know how lucky we are

And just spend time with you

 

I….want to live freely

On a hill by a stream

It’s my favorite dream

Because it’s with you

 

I….want to be all in

Want to let all the chords ring

Want to hear the world sing

Right there with you

 

I….want to live simply

Pile stones and plant trees

Feel the grass at my feet

And know I’m with you

And live a life that’s true

 

Wood & Stone

I will fall, when I let go

Dangling from the edge, you can’t help me now

 

When I was young and I was free

My knowledge absent ethos was of no use to me

I was the moon out over the sea

With no reflection with no gravity

 

I feel lost, the burden’s clear

Shed myself of worry and rise up out of here

 

Find the road, the hearth my hope

The only witnesses were wood and stone

Alight with zeal, no ties to bind

Encumbered only by the drive in mind

 

I pray my will does not fail me

As I ascend the grueling climb

 

No longer young, but almost free

As I put the pain and woe behind me

I see the moon out over the sea

See its reflection and know its gravity

 

A Man from Lisbon

Met a man from Lisbon, via Rio, he was a C.O.

Came down to the little show, firing salvos, we all wished for him to go

He kept shouting Pearl Jam!

He roamed, so stoned

With darkness in his mind, his smile revealed the lies, his words a veiled disguise

 

Snowing in the Tiki bar, up in Parkville, rolled up green bills

Decaying souls lost in place, enter oddballs from outer space, advancements for the human race

He kept shouting Pearl Jam!

Just go home, alone

Oblivious, oblivion

 

If your head’s not screwed on tight, you might think what’s wrong is right

Your darkness consumes us all tonight, don’t you know what’s come to take you home?

 

Banter ranged from left to right, zig zag through the night, feigned interest for his plight

A concealed gun would not surprise, whiskey thoughts and cocaine eyes, your escort calls to set the time

He kept shouting Daughter!

He roamed, so stoned

With darkness in his mind, his smile revealed the lies, his words a veiled disguise

 

Perhaps he did realize his choice, to go home walking or to keep on talking

On his feet or on his ass, some folks avowed he won’t be back, brought on by his lack of tact

He kept shouting Wish list!

Just go home, alone

Oblivious, oblivion

 

Just want to go out, go out tonight

Just wanna go out, go out tonight

Don’t want to, just want to, don’t want to start a fight

Just want to go out, go out tonight

 

If your head’s not screwed on tight, you might think what’s wrong is right

Your darkness consumes us all tonight, don’t you know what’s come to take you home?

 

Met a man from Lisbon, via Rio, he was a C.O.

Came down to the little show, firing salvos, we all wished for him to go

He kept shouting Pearl Jam!

He roamed, so stoned

With darkness in his mind, his smile revealed the lies, his words a veiled disguise

 

I Could Set Strange Things upon You

There isn’t another. Will ever there be?

I am here in wonder

This is my place, are these my thoughts?

 

I always see the same vision

Where I’m old, in a sling

I slowly rock on my humble perch

It’s like a platform, high above the sea

 

With Redwoods below me, down the ridge towards the water

It’s all there if I want it, I can have it, but I see two ways to get there

 

I worry of the purpose

Could it all be my own invention?

I can barely remember there

But the truth may be that I don’t want to

 

I could set strange things upon you

I could set strange things upon you

This world is surrounded by a heavy cloud

I lift the veil but it just seems darker now

 

Should I sit in observance of these things that don’t make sense to me?

Squander all my progress, and leave my inside empty

 

I believe there’s a conflict in trying to trap illusions

I think the time is right to choose

 

So I’ll tell you how I worry in wonder

Just this once I will breach the fault

In this vision I am the only person who ever lived at all

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