THE ONCOMING STORM

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released June 27, 2010

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Track Name: I WILL BE WAITING
do you remember ninety-three
we were in tennessee down in some holler
the flowers in the garden bloomed
like a drop of ink in a glass of water
and you said that love was like war
you could only start once,
and you couldn't start over


i went from standing on
the ground to the grave
from the shore to the sea
now i'm a lion in a cage
you are like horses running free
but i believe, in time, you will be mine
so i will be here waiting patiently


do you remember ninety-six
we were somewhere in texas
some shitty southern city
in the trailer park, i'd sing out loud
and you would sing with me back then
but never again



good god, what have i done?
wasted my life waiting for the kingom to come
some salvation, i suppose
who really knows?

i don't
Track Name: LIKE A LION
my heart was hanged in the empty plains
my love stays were your love stays
yes, i am just a dirty fucking mess these days
sometimes it feels better to say it feels better this way


i'm crying out
like a lion now
i've been showing my teeth
too long,
it's time to bite down
get the taste of blood in my mouth
Track Name: LOCKED UP
my body lies broken on the floor
a bitch in the bed, wolves at the door
they're showing me their teeth, sayin
they're on the hunt for some real blood
but like a cage
i keep your love locked up

my body is a ghost in the darkness
my heart is a darkness inside the ghost
my body is a betting man's open hand
my heart is just the horse
now like chains, with my remorse
i keep your love locked up


there ain't much
that i can thank god for
Track Name: MAKE ME FAMOUS
i'm a mess
i am wasting away
in texas
but alabama
will be my grave, yes

i'm waiting in line
to be the greatest
waiting for somebody
to come and make me famous

oh my god,
what have i become?



it's best to say it's better of this way.
Track Name: DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM?
do you know what i am,
do you know what i can be?
Track Name: SOUTH
when i was a young boy in corpus christi
a grown man washed my feet for free
i feel like i never quite came clean
still feel his hands on me
like a cold, cold rain
i'm seeing ghosts in a broken mirror
god i hear what you say
it can not get much clearer

the dust settles on my grave
things will always be this way
Track Name: DEATH APPROACHES SLOWLY
death approaches slowly
ghosts are moaning
first a darkness takes the night
then a darkness takes the morning
and i can feel it all
coming to a bitter end

life like i'm locked up
death like abandonment


when we're closing in on the white light
i want your nightmares to be mine
just before i die, lay by my side
see the love and terror in my eyes
it's what has been in my heart my whole life


death such as this
will always be around
it just comes from the darknes
to take you now
it will find you somehow
there ain't no way out

fuck it,
they will find me come morning
my belly to the sky
and the world wide open
as if god had spoken

"it's a long way to hell,
but it's longer to heaven."
Track Name: THE ONCOMING STORM
shrill echoes of the war
high on something, passed out on the floor
i got no gun, i got no pain
a jezebel for a jerusalem

i am numb once i cum
dumb once i cum

i felt you in the shrapnel
the black keys drape
the oncoming storm
life like a masquerade
it will always be this way

mary on the road
with marks on her throat
heavy, the heaviest coat
laudanum and lithium

i bet on her horses
i'm hearing black feral voices
i feel invisible

i feel invisilbe, feel like an animal

i am numb once i cum
dumb once i cum

i felt you in the shrapnel
the black keys drape
the oncoming storm
life like a masquerade
it will always be this way

mary on the road
with marks on her throat
heavy, the heaviest coat
laudanum and lithium




it's a burden i wish not to have anymore
Track Name: TRUST ME, I KNOW
for a moment
i saw this town
forever and ever
in the dust, in the ground

i said,
"i believe that i must leave."
i will be leaving

it's a dirty road
it's a damn dark place to go alone
trust me, i know
Track Name: THE ANIMAL
my brother looked me dead in the face
said, "it's a god damned shame
what you became; the animal that you are
these days."

christopher,
i'm afraid that i became
what i was meant to be
all along

my mother looked me square in the eye
said, "son you will die
the way your father died;
drunk, alone, nobody by your side."

i said,
"i'm half-way there,
i just ain't dead yet."



mary, are you as happy as you say you are?