Sounds Like Winter - Fight The Stairs

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GATHERED FOR THE FALL Well my friends, we’re cresting now Gathered for the fall, stratified in classes. Should we lose all hope of rescue? Lockstep synchronicity or wilful in meandering? Blinkered either way. Atomised, carbonised, singular of mind Startled now to realise that time is almost up We wanted so much for ourselves Our tongues would swell like fattened slugs bring us on a platter now Detritus unresolved. The overture plays out throughout A mantra swells now deafening Engines to get up and out A look behind while leaving. Scented sweetly in perfumes We idly tread the boards Pick at threads of novelty We dance to tunes dead to the bone No homily to revive us Writhing bovine, oh what fun We’re done my boys Done in again.   Who we Aren’t Truth it hits hard, better watch your language Look out look out this is where you are What’s my sign, what will be my addiction? Watch out watch out this is where you are It’s easy to become the fakes we are To be who we aren’t What do we see revealed in the other? Where do we go when we need a way out? Mother hits hard, she’s a one of a kind Look out look out she knows where you are Put on my mask, but it’s likely to slip Watch out watch out, she sees where you are It’s easy to become the fakes we are To be who we aren’t What do we see revealed in the other? Where do we go when we need a way out? It’s easy…… It’s easy…… It’s easy to become the fakes we are To be who we aren’t What do we see revealed in the other? Where do we go when we need a way out? Fight the Stairs He said it was mercurial And he should know, it was almost like a dance As if to offer advice then he beckoned twice And he told me you can’t hold it in your hands. Put it out of your mind because the water’s fine And it mixes so well with the brownest of the brown With a warmth it glides into your parched insides Yet you shudder so slightly as you stop to drink it down. My stomachs in the eaves so I’ll take my leave And in a bruised stalemate I fight the stairs Step by step with a ragged breath Kicking at the sheets ‘til the morning sun appears. He said it was medicinal, and it would never stain my pants As if to offer advice then he beckoned twice And he told me it would slowly drive us mad. Put it out of your heart for by the time we start You’ll forget that you were called on to ever make amends. And in a plot twist you’ll recall Though you’ll never be the belle of the ball A pillow will be proffered cos you’re still amongst friends. My stomachs in the eaves so I’ll take my leave And in a bruised stalemate I fight the stairs Step by step with a ragged breath Kicking at the sheets ‘til the morning sun appears. We were birthed in opposition Been wet since we were young If you told us it had wronged us Then we’d turn and fight the sun. My stomachs in the eaves… My stomachs in the eaves… My stomachs in the eaves so I’ll take my leave And in a bruised stalemate I fight the stairs Step by step with a ragged breath Kicking at the sheets til the morning sun appears. The Monsters Feeling lost and anxiety closes around me All of the monsters are coming to carry me home What kind of beast is awaiting for me when I get there? So may defeats that are laid at my feet, they’re all my own All of the monsters are coming to follow me home Why now why now, leave me alone Why now when I’m on my own Sweat stick and fear, right down to the bone Why now? We need it gone! My very first thought is to drown my mind and escape there But wine is more likely to take much more than proposed For it is created by the subjugation of sweetness The joy in wine is the only thing that is sought All of the monsters are starting to follow me home Why now why now, leave me alone Why now when I’m on my own Sweat stick and fear, right down to the bone Why now? We need it gone! Day to Day So many prideful idols As they stumble through with feet of clay But what appears divine tomorrow Could be slipping on the tiles today A crack at the base of the apex travels Towards chalky idolatry. We’ve lost our way And we’re travelling in different directions And we are no longer home Ripped like a heart attack And left on our knees all alone Living day to day The way you carve their features Well you might as well kneel and pray But better new socks than a chocolate box That never lasts longer than Christmas Day Ripped from the tongue And into the breach Dry mouth, uncouth Reptile speech Sinewy powered And brought to the floor Ripped to the gills Charlatans all We’ve lost our way And we’re travelling in different directions And we are no longer home Ripped like a heart attack And left on our knees all alone Living Day to Day! The Wedding Feast In a gilded frame we see a desperate company It’s a celebration of love and life Outside the hall cold and hunger await The bustling throng pay no mind to it now A singular mind for the revelry to come Rushing hither and thither, the urchins grasp At titbits that time will conspire to be their last The table groans with plenty Paid for with sweat exploitation and lies Why do they persist to live with hope When the truth stands stark monumental in size? And those that think they are immune Live a desperate lie, grasping for more As they die inside The music builds with exaltation and energy A carriage fit to carry of the most jaded souls Escape is the only truth right now As the melodies rise to such dizzying heights Suffering forgotten for just one night Outside the hall cold life awaits But no man tonight dares to let it inside The table groans with plenty Paid for with sweat exploitation and lies Why do they persist to live with hope When the truth stands stark monumental in size? And those that think they are immune Live a desperate lie, grasping for more As they die inside As they cast life’s bread across the bar Trading in kind for the means to forget For just one night they’ll pay no mind To these sorry choices and they’re Drowning in debt Chorus Send the Boy To go forth they implore us We’re out to spread the sainted blight Til weary hands cry “let them down for awhile” So take it to the rooftops Take it to the front Don’t look down and always render all your thoughts with this lesson firm in mind. Closer to death but he can still tear shreds From all who came to call The space he stares in echoes back without answer. Lash him with a rope to inhibit strife At a blessed time in a young man’s life So set the boy down kneeling Crawling door to door His prey all now have slipped out at the back and won’t answer. Idle hands beget idle brains So take it to the streets to petition for change And send the boy our preaching Calling door to door Muted cries in the space he resides and an absence. Send the boy. Send me the boy. Hungry for days And let me count the ways They prospered one by one Quizzical eyes and rote lines mouth the splendour. Closer to death But he can still tear shreds From all who came to call The space he stares in echoes back without answer. No Interest Consider if you will an open book There are no mysteries there no matter Where you look. Let me take you by the hand And walk outside, leave you open to the world And there’s nowhere to hide It’s a thousand meters high and its skin is made of chrome It leads you with a promise, but its heart is solid cold It shows no interest and you are powerless And you’re torn up inside It shows no interest and you are powerless And there’s nowhere to hide Pick yourself up even if you feel sick If you lay on the ground you are gonna get kicked You will never find solace it’s the truth we all face There isn’t only goodness in the human race Chorus x2 Primal Smear Saw your screeds on the screen Well I bit my tongue, but I can’t anymore. You’ve been groomed by the big boys Whose buttons don’t fit on their waistcoats at all. Fat cats in top hats with sinister plans Can ruin a working man’s day And with your righteous anger You’re binding your hands And you’ll sit and you’ll stay Where they want you to stay. Given voice Given agency But I’m not sure those words are your own. Given shit Given promises A banner to cling to. Remember when I was a boy? And you took me into your room? You had all the songs and the stars on the wall Your shadow was bolder and larger than life Like secrets that cut through the afternoon gloom But now it’s so fucking depressing that you are In thrall to the top hats with sinister plans As they conspire to ruin a working man’s day And with poisoned agenda They shit in your hands And you’ll sit and you’ll stay Where they want you to stay. Fat cats in top hats with sinister plans Can ruin a working man’s day And with your righteous anger You’re binding your hands And you’ll sit and you’ll stay Where they want you to stay. Given voice Given agency But I’m not sure those words are your own. Given shit Given promises A banner to cling to. He Was Gone Winter in a cabin, just two men alone My friend was clearly losing his mind The man I once knew was totally gone I felt a chill travelling right up my spine Hold still my friend, it will be over soon No more will pain be clouding your eyes I raised up my axe and then down! He was gone Well the winter was long and the snow it was deep there was no way to bury with nowhere to dig I dragged him outside in the ice he would sleep my mind torn asunder with spasms of grief Lay still my friend Deep in your icy tomb No more will pain be part of your life I shovelled the snow until dawn He was gone Well the winter was long I tried to stay strong but the winter was long so long! Lay still my friend it will be over soon I tried my best not to look in his eyes I dined on him all winter long Until he was gone He was gone I just wasn’t strong oh

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