The Light and Sound EP

Release date: May 12, 2003
Record label: Second Nature Recordings
Formats: CD/MP3

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Track List:
1. The Light and Sound
2. A Discourse on Killing
3. Blue and Gray
4. The Rain Will Come

Lyrics:

THE LIGHT AND SOUND

Are you gonna die with that music inside / did you catch the twilight on your way into work / you can live anything you can think / man I’m not lying to you and yeah that’s a threat / I don’t want to have to bury you like this / something’s gotta get your attention / if I have to crack open your skull with my fist / I’ll let the light and the sound escape

listen now / you can hear the sound / surrender and let the light come out / don’t be afraid/ let me hear your voice / what you will live is what you make

I know you’ve worked hard your whole life / and now your tired the money is never enough / it’s never gonna be enough man that’s not even the point / the only thing you can’t afford is to keep buying the lines your fed / I know it’s comfortable to go back to sleep / take a look at what you’ve been lying in / before you wake up in search of your paycheck death / the demons of regret are making your deathbed

listen now / you can hear the sound / surrender and let the light come out / don’t be afraid / let me hear your voice / what you will live is what you make / don’t be afraid / let me hear your voice / let the light come out / cause I’m ready now / like I never was before / to see what this is all about

A DISCOURSE ON KILLING

all of the healing will take some time
we both have had
psychotic men in our lives
and I know that you’re right
deal with it forget sometimes I can’t
so I wanna hit somebody with a baseball bat
break his fucking knees and take pleasure in it
and I know it’s not right
would only hurt you and I
I’ll pass the hours thinking about killing you both
when deep inside I know that I ought to be grateful
for your evil example
you taught me all I need to know
about what I hate most

BLUE AND GRAY

I don’t want to fight about who’s pulling the weight / wait for me upstairs I’ll be up to rub your neck / I want to be let down and disenchanted / to walk through a cloud of disappointment – help me out / I thought I escaped but the snakes still came / wrapped around my body tangled up in my ribcage / we just need to find songs we want to hear / the sounds been making my blue eyes go gray all these years

I’m suffocating now / I overdosed somehow on my own medicine / I know all to well / the demons I can’t handle / can hurt the ones I love / if I can hold them off, just long enough / I’ll get my mind straight / that ought to hold them off, just long enough / I’ll push this down inside

I know if we’d never met I’d be dead by now / I’ve been fucked up – a nervous wreak as long as I can remember / but you write the story so pick up the pen / draw me pretty pictures of everything I hope to live

we grew up way too fast / forget about the past / nothing can change that now / you’ll learn to like the pain / and turn it into something / that everyone else can love / that ought to hold them off, just long enough / I’ll get my mind straight / that ought to hold them off, just long enough / I’ll push this down inside

THE RAIN WILL COME

sometimes you have to be brave / and let things fall where they will / it’s not yours to decide / how this night will be / sometimes you have to be brave / enough to stop the worrying / that keeps you further from the place you’re heading

the rain will come / you can’t stop that or hurry it up / so bury the guilt / It’s not your fault / everything he did / I don’t wanna risk anything / so I’m standing still / I’ll be right here when you come to find me / control is comforting / maybe I should be running / if I controlled anything I’d be scared of the place that I’d be / I thank you for saving me

when the time is right / I swear my day will come / the sweetest storm will blow through this town and carry us out / so take a look around / and see how it’s coming down / to wash you blood and bone from the inside out

the rain will come / you can’t stop that or hurry it up / so bury the guilt / it’s not your fault / all that he did / I don’t wanna risk anything / so I’m standing still / I’ll be right here when you come to find me / control is comforting / maybe I should be running / if I controlled anything I’d be scared of the place that I’d be / I thank you for saving me

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