Mercury & Lightning

I’ve been chasing God
I’ve been chasing Mercury and lightning
I’ve been pressing hard
I’ve been coming up short

Lately I’ve been thinking about
What’s going to happen with you and I
I need a new religion
Or I need a new lie

I’ve been on the phone
I’ve been chasing Mercury and lightning
Pressing for the deal to close
I’ve been coming up short

Lately I’ve been thinking about
What’s going on between you and I
I need a true religion
Or I need a new lie

I swear I’ve heard the echoes of a voice
Like a dream that you feel but you don't remember
I’ve known it ever since I was boy
Like a word on the tip of my tongue

I swear I’ve heard the echoes of a voice
Like a dream that you feel but you don't remember
I’ve known it ever since I was boy
Like a word on the tip of my tongue
Lately I’ve been thinking about
What’s going to happen with you and I
I need a new religion
Or I need a new lie


Wilderlove

Plumbed the badlands as a child
Where the dust devils dance
On the dreams of the ivy wild

The places you grow up
The tumbling ground is rough
There is no domestic heart

So what have we become
Just pedestrian
There is no domestic heart

And the wilderlove is hidden within us
And we reckon with it
And we wrestle with it
The wilderlove is hidden within us
And we wrestle with it
We wrestle with it

You are the wilderness
And I fall fast drawn
To the rise of your vast expanse
And I feel so underdressed
So civilized and small
By the powers that you posses

The places you grow up
The tumbling ground is rough
There is no domestic heart
So what have we become
Just pedestrian

There is no domestic heart
And the wilderlove is hidden within us
And we wrestle with it
And we wrestle with it
The wilderlove is hidden within us
And we wrestle with it
And we wrestle with it

Plumbed the badlands as a child
Where the dust devils dance
On the dreams of the ivy wild
And the wilderlove is hidden within us
And we wrestle with it
And we wrestle with it

The wilderlove is hidden within us
And we wrestle with it
And we wrestle with it


Gods of American Success

White-faced phantoms in a foggy rain
Minnows in the pool, the way they slip away
And I go fumbling, go run again to repossess
The story of my youth, the story of my electric past

Are we running after flickering sparks?
Are we grappling for diamonds in the dark?
Oh, the way we chase that mercury

Loud like lions and as slick as wolves
Desperately we hunt the other animals
But in the end if all we are is dogs out back chasing cars
Then pray we don't get the things we want

Are we running after flickering sparks?
Are we grappling for diamonds in the dark?
Oh, the way we chase that mercury
The way we chase that mercury

Another pound of flesh
Offer it up to the gods of American success
But no matter what you are, you're only second best
And it’s all that you can ever hope to be
The way you chase that mercury

Fragile frames fumble in the mystery
Afraid to be exposed while we pretend to be
Something more than what we are
Fools in love with punch drunk hearts
Mystified by everything we see

Are we running after flickering sparks?
Are we grappling for diamonds in the dark?
Oh, the way we chase that mercury
The way we chase that mercury
Oh, the way we chase that mercury
The way we chase that mercury

Another pound of flesh
Offer it up to the gods of American success
But no matter who you are, you're only second best
And it’s all that you can ever hope to be
The way you chase that mercury
The way you chase that mercury

There must be more to this
Our desperate wandering
How do we put to rest
All of our discontent
Beneath the shadows
Of all that we think we want
Is there a light we can’t see

There must be more to this
Our desperate wandering
How do we put to rest
All of our discontent
Beneath the shadows
Of all that we think we want
Is there a light we can’t see

The way you chase that mercury


Enemy, love.

I don’t trust a fool
I don’t trust myself
And I don’t want to bother you
With all of my doubt and regret

Said I wouldn’t bury you
I promise that I’m doing my best
But I think I’m losing my head, losing my head

Heaven in a china girl
Heaven in an empty dress
Heaven in three wild birds
Heaven in an empty nest

Said I wouldn't miss one minute
Said I wouldn’t buckle under stress
But I think I’m losing my head, losing my head

Oh Christ!
Do you wake my ghost
Sometimes it seems impossible
Did you give your body up to forge my trust
Did you give your body up just to suffer for my savage love

We’ve got dreams
And there are things, you know, I thought that I wanted
But now it seems that they don’t mean to me as much as I thought
And not that I’m being ungrateful
Yeah, and I know what I hold in my hands
But I think I’m losing my head, losing my head

Oh Christ!
Do you wake my ghost
Sometimes it seems impossible
Did you give your body up to forge my trust
Did you give your body up just to suffer for my savage love


I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.


I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.

I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.

I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.

I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.

I’m willing but I’m weak
So come and talk to me
I don’t want to be, want to be, want to be, want to be your enemy, love.

Oh Christ!
Do you wake my ghost
Sometimes it seems impossible
Did you give your body up to forge my trust
Did you give your body up just to suffer for my savage love


Unhaunted

In the cradle of the deep
Did you say my name
My particles responded
My body, she sang
I, I don’t want to be unhaunted
I, I don’t want to be unhaunted

Here in the darkness we relent
Out on the porch with the government
Everybody calls for a covenant
But nobody’s drawing blood
I’ve been thinking about what it meant
You say that you never get used to it
On the shores of the heaven bent
With who I thought I was

Oh, I don’t want to live like this
Something’s got to give
I don’t want to be unhaunted

In the cradle of the night
Did you call my bluff
My chemicals responded
My body gave up
I, I don’t want to be unhaunted, my love
I, I don’t want to be unhaunted

Here in the darkness we relent
Out on the porch with the government
Everybody calls for a covenant
But nobody’s drawing blood
I’ve been thinking about what it meant
You say that you never get used to it
On the shores of the heaven bent
With who I thought I was


Oh, I don’t want to live like this
Something’s got to give
I don’t want to be unhaunted
Oh, I don’t want to live like this
Something’s got to give
I don’t want to be unhaunted

Do you drive around town in a dreamlike state
Talking to the thoughts your body can't shake
You say that I'm lost or maybe I'm late
But where are you, my friend
Have you seen your own face
Do you drive around town in a dreamlike state
Talking to the thoughts your body can't shake

In the cradle of the deep
Did you say my name
My particles responded
My body, she sang
I, I don’t want to be unhaunted

Oh, I don’t want to live like this
Something’s got to give
I don’t want to be unhaunted

Oh, I don’t want to live like this
Something’s got to give
I don’t want to be unhaunted


Persephone

Persephone and the lord of the dead
Do we all go down for a season
The creatures that we see
The images we collect
You can’t bring them into the spring sun

I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man
I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man

I dig into the folds of my mind
Scavenging the cracks sometimes for answers
But hope is not, as I have come to find,
Something that you understand, but a trust and I

I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man
I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man

When I was young I thought I would become
Someone different than who I find myself to be
But in my weakness I’ve come to believe
Who I am is greater than the man of who I once dreamed


I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man
I don’t want to dance anymore with dark nostalgia
I don’t want to hold hands with the dreams of a dead man


You descend upon me like a rolling stone
Like a black swan raging over all that I know
You know it unnerves me when I lose control
And I'm all out of options
And I’m out of my head
And I built my life around someone who I thought that I was
But it turns out
All the things I do to feel young
They only make me old

But you raise me like a baby
Like a fiery phoenix bird
Oh, and you lift me up like Lazarus
You love me like death in reverse

You unearth me like a vein of gold
With the powers that drive up the flowers from the fold
You cast me uncursed, unearth my body and my soul
Like fire from my ashes, like fire from my coals

And I built my life around someone who I thought that I was
But it turns out, all the things I do to feel young
They only make me old

But you raise me like a baby
Like a fiery phoenix bird
Oh, and you lift me up like Lazarus
You love me like death
You love me like death
You love me like death in reverse

And all my life I’ve been fighting for a place I could thrive
But it turns out, all the things I do to survive
They only make me old

But you raise me like a baby
Like a fiery phoenix bird
Oh, and you lift me up like Lazarus
You love me like death
You love me like death
You love me like death in reverse

Death In Reverse


e s r e v e r n i h t a e d


Oh, in my close and holy darkness
Oh, in the Bible black shade of blindness

Walk me home in the midnight hour
While the world lays low under midnight power
In the crow black,
In the Bible black night so sacred and soon
Would you be my
My raging moon

What the mind don't see, the eye doesn't understand
So be my glow in the shadow of the shadowland
In the crow black,
In the Bible black night so sacred and soon
Would you be my
My raging moon

At the close of the day we burn and rave
We all feel the heaviness of the weight
In the twilight we cling to the things that we know
Where the hours end I will look for you
My raging moon

Oh, in my close and holy darkness
Oh, in the Bible black shade of blindness
Oh, in my close and holy darkness
Oh, in the Bible black shade of blindness

Raging Moon


Body In Motion
(feat. Liz Vice)

When every rock you’ve ever thrown
Is coming back down on you in a stone wind
And the words that you said are going to haunt you
You’re going to have to own them

A body, a body that’s in motion
Will remain in motion
Unless acted upon

White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself

White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself

There’s an equal reaction
For every action
Opposite in kind
So if hell cannot conquer hell
The devil can’t drive out himself
You’re telling me you still want to live by the sword

White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself


White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself

A body, a body that’s in motion
Will remain in motion
A body, a body that’s in motion
Will remain in motion
A body, a body that’s in motion
Will remain in motion
A body, a body that’s in motion
Will remain in motion

White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself

White like ghosts
All of these thoughts
You hold over someone else
White like bones
The very same ones
You’re going to reckon with yourself


I feel the tremors, the rumors of war
Upon the surface of my door
And I’ve got no place to call my country
I’ve got no place to call my country anymore

I don’t have the tools to deal with this
I don’t have the drugs
And I’ve got no place to call my country
I’ve got no place to have my love anymore

Yeah, when the bomb went off
We were dancing in the kitchen with a neon cross
Yeah, baby I’m lost
I never saw it coming
Never thought I’d wake up
With no place to call my country
I’ve got no place to call my country
My country

I know every one of us are hypocrites
Still I never thought that it would come to this
No place to love, no place to exist
I’ve got no place to raise my kids

All of my reserves are compromised
You can punch a hole in all my alibis
I know that I’m wrong
But you don’t know you're blind
Do you see me
Do you see me tonight

Yeah, when the bomb went off
We were dancing in the kitchen with a neon cross
Yeah, baby I’m lost
I never saw it coming
Never thought I’d wake up
With no place to call my country
I’ve got no place to call my country
My country
No place to call my country

I feel the tremors the rumors of war
Upon the surface of my door
Yeah, when the bomb went off
We were dancing in the kitchen with a neon cross
Yeah, when the call came back
I was standing in the shadow of a panic attack
Yeah, I don’t know where I’m at
And I never saw it coming
I never thought I’d wake up
With no place to call my country
I’ve got no place to call my country
My country
No place to call my country
My home
My home

No Country


Bloody like my Savior King you came to me
I’ll admit that I not always had eyes to see

Are you some kind of magic mirror
Come to show to me
God with my own face
Oh, are you some kind of magic mirror
Come to show to me
God in time and space

I saw the outline of my Maker dancing backlit
By the rays of your incandescent light
I saw the figure of my Father shadow dancing
By the flames of your electric desire

I saw God

The writing on my walls
It’s orange and pink and blue
I come home to find the evidence of you

Are you some kind of sacred spirit
Come to show to me
God with my own face
Oh, are you some kind of magic mirror
Come to show to me
God in time and space

I saw the outline of my Maker dancing backlit
By the rays of your incandescent light
I saw the figure of my Father shadow dancing
By the flames of your electric desire

I saw God
I saw God

I saw the outline of my Maker dancing backlit
By the rays of your incandescent light
I saw the figure of my Father shadow dancing
By the flames of your electric desire


I saw God
I saw God

Magic Mirror


Born from the fabric of God and animal
We are amphibious souls
Conflicted by the goodness in the love we know
Afflicted by the weight of all the pain we sow
Do we hide like beasts
Cry like beasts
Lie like beasts
Die like beasts
Is this our story or are we

Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze

Moment we’re made
We’re thread with a vein
That runs through our body and ghost
Like a string of pearls drawn from the deep
And buried in the soil of all of us

And it calls to me
From the marrow it calls
And it calls to me
From the marrow it calls

Do we cry like beasts
Lie like beasts
Hide like beasts
Die like beasts
Is this our story or are we

Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze

Die like beasts
Hide like beasts
Provide like beasts
Cry like beasts
Die like beasts
Hide like beasts
Provide like beasts
Cry like beasts
Is this our story or are we

Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze
Fumbling towards the light in a beast-like motion
Fumbling towards the light in a haze

Fumbling Towards The Light


River of gladness fill my soul
Jesus, You’re my greatest thought
God, I know

I see the light
I see the lightning
I hear Your voice
Inside the cracking thunder

Singing, nothing stands between us
Oh, nothing stands between us
But love now
Nothing stands between us
Oh, nothing stands between us but love

River of gladness take control
There’s a cup of joy for every taste of sorrow
I see the light
I see the lightning
I hear Your voice
Inside the cracking thunder

Singing, nothing stands between us
Oh, nothing stands between us
But love now
Nothing stands between us
Oh, nothing stands between us but love now
Nothing stands between us
Oh, nothing stands between us but love

Have I tried to scale Your walls in vain
To cross Your seas I’ve pushed against Your waves
What for all the miles have You to say
Were You there beside me this whole way

You always find me
In between the thunder and the lightning

Nothing Stands Between Us