STAGEHOUND LYRICS

INVASION THEOREM

Grasp on a limb

and reach out along

but you like to keep your hands clean

stay out of others gardens

(sell a lot of ties, live a lot of lies

I’ll be waiting

bury any knives, turn on any bribes

hoping to become us)

we fall all alone

never know, we are the paranoid

safeguarding ourselves from all

tensions are high

on a morning that looks much like this

sentences fly

before either knows they’ve been sick

with the rage in their words

lend me your heart

I’ll see that its kept safe at hand

that’s how it started

something may change at the end

(sell a lot of ties, live a lot of lies

I’ll be waiting

bury any knives, turn on any bribes

hoping to become us)

we fall all alone

never know, we are the paranoid

safeguarding ourselves from all

silence

is not what you’ll find in this place

gold

we fall all alone

never know, we are the paranoid

safeguarding ourselves from all

sell a lot of ties, live a lot of lies

I’ll be waiting

bury any knives, turn on any bribes

hoping to become

MOTION

 

sign me up

I’ll leave today I swear

if I look up

I’ll see you there

slow me down

I’m moving away

if I should drown in my own wake

would you care?

as I said

you’ve gotta move fast to get away

talk to me brother

I’m waiting, set me straight

slow me down

I’m moving away

if I should drown in my own wake

would you care?

would you care?

one says another

I can’t stand much more

grow up your anger

get off your low end height

and breathe to the ground

diary

 

I’m a reader of palms

I can tell you what’s wrong with your mind

show me

the sign is there

to the ones who are lost

for a minimal cost i can speak

wonders

a helpful insight

to shed some light on your life

but this one’s strange to me

she doesn’t read like the others

like a new found book I’ve never read

but now I must

have you been reading my diary?

you know how to entertain

cause you’ve been getting the best of me

and now I’m feeling drained

she stands behind the line

waiting her time

I make no mistake

with an empty gaze

I freeze in place

cause she could be my end

but I’m a trader of tricks

I didn’t get that slick

without a little play

so now I stare in

as if to meet my match

but this one’s strange to me

she doesn’t read like the others

like a new found book I’ve never read

but now I must

have you been reading my diary?

you know how to entertain

cause you’ve been getting the best of me

and now I’m feeling drained

we felt so much better

with the ones who barred their teeth

we felt so much safer

than the ones who barred their teeth

I’m a reader of palms

I can tell you what’s wrong with your mind

to the ones who are lost

for a minimal cost I can speak

have you been reading my diary?

you know how to entertain

cause you’ve been getting the best of me

and now I’m feeling drained

Down The Vine

 

so great the stone

weight will start to fall

down where we love alone

isolate me said the rebel son

and if you can’t send me down the vine to be undone

I’v grown around these walls but now they’re cold

I’ve grown

caught under ice

you’ll find the paradise

fall in and you’ll see

isolate me said the common one

and if you can’t send me down the line to be redone

I’m just a pawn, my mind is not my own

I’ve grown

to win this time

with our backs against the wall

submissive always fall

isolate me said the rebel son

and if you can’t send me down the line to be redone

I’ve grown around these walls but now they’re cold

I’m just a pawn

my mind is not my own

I’ve grown

Dying Bleu

 

A man sells a soul for a bottle of wine

but that’s okay if it calms him down

just a little bit

he wanders home

plugs his mind into the dome

before he looks around and sees that soul was his

cons are flying

from the man clothed in red

the devil told him just to look around the town

till you see the one whose spirit matters least

a body such as that holds little worth to all the rest

but in my line of work he’ll be a feast

come on over

you look so famished my old friend

in a dark and dirty doorway

you found one doomed to fail

who had lost not only money

but confidence as well

so you picked him off

and I sent him down to hell

but you didn’t see, that soul was just yourself

ever since I’v been your savior

you’ve dared to speak my name

ever since I’v been your savior

you’ve dared to live mundane

if you beg you can’t choose

this train don’t stop just for you

if you beg you can’t choose

sing the dying bleu

OCEANS

 

they lift their eyes and take me in

then age betrays and shows my deeper sin

they turn a rock to sharpened stone

it still could cut the deeper on its own

but no wave can heal me now

the glass when broken on a wind

could take a man from shore and cool his skin

I feel myself the pull below

to greater depths than I should ever know

but no wave can heal me now

my thoughts have slowed

no voice can reach me now

and if you’re here again once I’ve settled in

tell the ocean I said hello

oceans speak to no one

never make it known what they’ve consumed

and fools are drawn in their hearts

to the depths that seethe in blue

no wave can heal me now

my thoughts have slowed

no voice can reach me now

and if you’re here again once iv settled in

tell the ocean I said hello

STAGE HOUND

 

You’ve heard this voice before

it calls

ringing through the cardboard walls

to all

its speaking for the poor

she heard

singing balm to save her soul

from shame

the stage hound

and the lady of the night

but you know

something’s just not right

so I wrap my arms around you

please don’t fade

tonight

it’s enough to love

so it seems when you are there

to forget the past

just to be with one who cares

we lose ground

but we still would wish to fight

we both know

something’s just not right

so I wrap my arms around you

please don’t fade

tonight

curse on you dear serpentine

I despise you to the core

the years I spent as your slave

I won’t bear that any more

come with me and spare his life

MIDWEEK MANIAC

 

He holds a napkin to his swollen face

and lets the tears soak through

he didn’t think it’d ever get this far

but then you never do

he takes a broom and starts to gather up the shattered glass

the time would pass with ease

if it weren’t for the blood

she’s been waiting to hear his voice

for a time

but the words that seek to soothe

lies

and the men upstairs still play their stupid tunes

all in time

with her wilting grace

glamorous days

leave a lasting impression

how does one forget

seven years are hardly long enough to move a though

but still I ought to move to another crowd

in the second town

she’s been waiting to hear his voice

for a time

but the words that seek to soothe

lies

and the men upstairs still play their stupid tunes

all in time

with her wilting grace

and the lies she’s supposed to live by

(i see you stage hound, i can feel your breath from across the plains. I keep the one you love, though you will never let her go. no. no.)

serve man for gain but I think they’ve found me

through all the serpentine remains

now I can’t look back

she’s been waiting to hear his voice

for a time

but the words that seek to soothe

lies

and the men upstairs still play their stupid tunes

and the men upstairs

they swear they’ll make the news

and the songs he writes all bear her fame

and make light

of her growing shame

she’s alive

let me help you find her

serpentine

 

in the close up town

there are many clowns

and many masquerades

in a house of lights

and spinning slights

the girl who helps them play

what fun

there’s a laugh for every move you make

when you’re done

you’ll pay

these arms hold more than their meant to bare

there’s more than one

who’d rather run then care

to sit and stare

oh they never care

unless they’ve paid for more

and she knows he’s safe

and so he’ll stay

as long as she obeys

what pain

is it worth to know your love is safe

what gain could be more?

these arms hold more than their meant to bare

there’s more than one

who’d rather run then care

a lonesome man enters a house for lonesome men

halls dusty, rooms musty with distrust

thick with the lust that the men upstairs share

(that’s when I saw you there)

fake lovers in fake love

no sea of tranquility

a tumultuous tune to carry tepid times

wind at his back

reminiscent of the lack of anothers warmth

steel against the chill

cracking will

ready to raise hell

the stage hound strolls in

hands ablaze

mind a haze of red, enraged

wild eyed, searching for the sinner among sinners

the snake in the grass

men weighed

through the muck and mire

bowed down

but not without

the love they came about

what fun

there’s a laugh for every move you make

when you’re done

you’ll pay

shots

break and blast

drop

this will pass

all eyes on her now

she drifts away

with eyes aglaze

with hand to the reddish stain

that steals her gaze, this last escape

he runs out to meet his love

but she’s not there, an empty frame

the cold remains

and he’s to blame

then a sound hits the pavement

nerves break like glass

with a cry like no other

sally, I’m home at last

her eyes in death still shine

and light the divide

to reach and take his soul

combine it with her own

now one for all time

in rest, and love

and make their answers known

DIAMOND

 

wait for him you said

with eyes of blue and gold

he’s bound to be another win

he’ll find the call to be himself

or what we’d have him turn against

from three

just three

he says he wants to be free

isn’t that enough?

the call was set before him as a blinded hand would play

and hope

and though it’s never been enough before

this time I’m sure

for me

just me

he says he wants to be free

isn’t that enough

a diamond in a pile of rocks cant know what it’s to be

so let him see

and when the storm has run its course

and when your voice is getting hoarse

and when he tells you you’re just standing in his way

ask him how does it feel to be free?

isn’t that enough?

isn’t it enough?

to let him see?

let him see

shades of age

(and all the secrets that you kept from us, they)

line your face