Thursday, 20 October 2016

Point of View - Fates Warning



Looking out on a familiar scene
There's no agreement in what we see
Your perception lacks clarity
And my perspective is blinding me
Side by side
Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Caught up in our convictions we forget
How our senses distort things we see
We can't accept our differences
But we can always disagree
Side by side
Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Where I stand is not so far from YOU
A different opinion is just another point of view

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Monday, 17 October 2016

Bad Day - R.E.M.




A public service announcement followed me home the other day
I paid it nevermind. Go away.
Shit so thick you could stir with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
We're sick of being jerked around
Wear that on your sleeve


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down


Have you ever seen the televised St. Vitus subcommittee prize
Investigation dance? Those-ants-in-pants glances
Well, look behind the eyes
It's a hallowed, hollow anesthetized
"Save my own ass, screw these guys"
Smoke and mirror lock down


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
The papers wouldn't lie!
I sigh. Not one more


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please


We're dug in the deep the price is steep
The auctioneer is such a creep
The lights went out, the oil ran dry
We blamed it on the other guy


Sure, all men are created equal
Here's the church, here's the steeple
Please stay tuned--we cut to sequel
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, Count your blessings
Ignore the lower fears
Ugh, this means war


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please


Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down


It's been a bad day
Please don't take a picture
It's been a bad day
Please

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Moby



Once I had my heroes
Once I had my dreams
But all of that is changed now
The truth begins again
The truth is not that comfortable, no


Mother taught us patience
The virtues of restraint
Father taught us boundaries
The knowledge we must go
I'm trying to protect my unity

 
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way


A friend of mine once told me
His one and only aim
To build a giant castle
And in it sign his name
Sign it with complete community


That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way


Now that the sky is empty
And that is nothing new
Instead they look upon us
When they tell me
That we're nothing
I say!


That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way


That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hurt - Johnny Cash

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real 

The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything


What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt


I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here


What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt


If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way