E/E

Lyrics to Home Address For Civil War by Eros and the Eschaton [Bar/None Records, 2013]

Words: Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins
* w./ James Finch

20 Different Days
Carry the Water
Don’t.look.so.sad
Over and Over
Lately (I’ve Been Wondering)
Terence McKenna
Heaven Inside
Shadow, Forth!
You Know I Do
Trust Me I Know

20 Different Days

give me one good thing to go back to and i will do it
give me ten good seconds of countdown and i will do it
cos i don’t want to live my life
being careful all the time
give me seven sharp blades and a front door
i will do it

give me a lasting impression and i will do it
put a great, thick shadow behind it and i will do it
cos i don’t want to wonder where i stand
given all that i am
and i don’t wanna live my life
feelin bad all the time
about twenty different days
i coulda spent better

you know the kind, it makes you in the moment
it’s got the moves it takes, and then it leaves you hopeless
change it, i want out
and i want to know about
all the things i’ve been believing
since i had my first feeling

it’s just the features in the sky

Carry the Water*

you feel alone
let’s talk about it
dark clouds are prone
to spit
you’re getting known
feeling crowded
you’ve got new bones
to pick

i’ll carry the water
i’ll carry the gun too
i’m not saying you need it
but i will take care of you

bah dam bum bum bum buh dah bah

in a new home
with a garden
the seeds we’ve sown
have sprouted
the sword and stone
are now divided
for the unknown
we have departed

i’ll carry the water
i’ll carry the gun too
i’m not saying you need it
but i will take care of you

Don’t.look.so.sad

my heart
has turned into stone
life and me, and that alone
and the beat of my heart
has become the sound
of the ones you love lost
again and again and again

but, don’t look so sad.
it really isn’t sad.
when the ones you love
can hardly be left alone

my heart
has turned into stone
further from you, and not alone
and the beat of my heart
has become the sound
of the ones you love lost
again and again and again

but don’t look so sad.
it really isn’t sad.
so don’t look so sad.
when the ones you love lost
again and again and again

when the ones you love lost
again and again and again

when the ones you love lost
again and again and again

Over and Over

over and over and over
we fight
over and over and over
we fight
we still can’t get it right
just a matter of time
time
it all comes tumbling down
it’s just a matter of time
time
it all comes tumbling down
like the records in your room

when i was young i was terrified of the ages
and then i was 17 and i was scared it was related
and it was all around, and it was all around
it was every single move, it was every single sound
was all the same thing
every single sound
it’s all the same thing

over and over and over
we fight
over and over and over
we fight
we still can’t get it right
just a matter of time
we’ll all come tumbling down
like the records in your room

tied to the thought of what if it never happens
standing on the heels of a deadly generation
cos it’s too late to maybe cut back
it’s in every single move, it’s in every single sound
is all the same thing

reverie
it was a sea of energy
every single sound
was all the same thing
reverie
it was a sea of energy

over and over and over

Lately (I’ve Been Wondering)

all my thoughts are clouded up
i had my share but it wasn’t enough
this is almost all because of you
i tried the door, i took the stairs
i saw the light but no one cared
this is me not thinking about you

lately i’ve been wondering
what if everybody, everywhere’s, the same
wouldn’t that be strange

the postman came and rang my bell
he delivered a message straight from hell
and everyone kept laughing just the same
no envelope, no seal to break
no letterhead and no fine print
no x no dotted like to sign my name
it just read lately
does it feel like
there’s the deepest darkest shadow on your soul
you’re just getting old

he stood up straight and spoke real clear
he said it only matters where you go from here
take this chance to realize your dreams
he tipped his hat and gave me a look
my foundation cracked and shook
i said i have to ask you just one thing

lately i’ve been wondering
what happens
when all the deepest truths i’ve realized
have disappeared with time

he didn’t speak he only grinned
he took his finger from his chin
clearly searching for the words to say
he smacked his lips and cleared his throat
the silence nearly made me choke
i said i’ll put it to you this way

lately i’ve been wondering
what if everybody everywhere’s the same
and what if no one here knows any more than you
i really think that’s true

Terence McKenna

i’ve got Terence McKenna in my head
and he brought along a pack of machine elves
who sing to me while i’m trippin
from the glossary of the human condition
and i’ve got strands of DNA
the poet’s words that point the way

we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
nothing but time

the future is hard to see
remembering a memory
take my heart, take my hand
let me go, give me in

we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
nothing but the future

is ours to see
the harbinger is on the brink
of everything there is to see
the future looks good to me

we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
we’ve got nothing but time
nothing but time

Heaven Inside*

i’ve got a heaven inside
i went inside
admission was free
but only for me
i went on a ride
called ebb and tide
and in my mind, a plus and minus sign
go down deep dark depths way below
that house the sound of an endless echo
they hold 10,000 helpless souls
hell bound for their lack of control

Shadow, Forth!

god sat above
in a place i knew i’d be
the scare of the halo
and god over me

dive, swim, drown
hurl to prepare
shadow, forth! the wall
and back up for air

please don’t leave
the place i knew i’d be
the scare of the halo
and god over me

how you doing, snowflake?
you have to find a way
shadow, forth! the wall
to meet god and to stay

love made me
then came back up for air
shadow, forth! the wall
the halo and the scare
without sunlight and water
you can’t fight a battle
without sunlight and water

You Know I Do

no one loves you, baby
and thinking’s got you crazy
you know i do
you know i do
we don’t need a reason just to give it a try
nothing lasts forever it’s the moment,
you and i
you know i do
you know i do
war is not for warriors
love is not from us
you know i do
you know i do
you know i do

natural disaster
never ever after
you know i do
you know i do
we don’t need a reason just to give it a try
nothing lasts forever, it’s a moment,
you and i
you know i do
you know i do
war is not for warriors
love is not from us
you know i do
you know i do
you know i do
you know i do

Trust Me I Know*

trust me i know
about the pros
and cons of ego
also i see
you need the deep
depths of your dreams

i’ve watched you sleep
and seen you breathe
i know you seek
a certain being
whose face can’t be seen
but if you blink
you might agree
probably
that he does seem
a lot like me

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