DREAM PALACE

Don’t stop falling

Out of place

All I wanted, was

For this door

To open up

For this life

To be enough

Days alone with you

These are the things that we hold

 

All of the dreams that you’ve held

In your tired heart, are all changing

All of the places you will go

It is thrilling, but it’s painful

 

Help is always

A give and take

Cutting our skin

For pity’s sake

 Don’t stop looking

Both ways

It’s such an eyesore

Trading places

 

All of the dreams that you’ve held

In your tired heart, are all changing

 Oh, I know what gets you off

Not being so right

Turning inside-out again

 

 No life that you want

Can be silent

Can be buried

All of the dreams that we had

In our tired hearts

Are unfolding… 

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RUNNING BOY

Old school love

Is here again

Lately I’ve

Been scared away

You’re obsessed with

Keeping score

And all that I am

All that I…

  

You keep running, boy

Make no mistake

 

Slowly time’s unfolding me

Peeling back perversity

The boy inside

Learns itself

Front to back

Inside-out

 

You keep running boy

Make no mistake

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FEELING

Loneliness steals the night

Life is an open glove

Life is not games 

Oh, to go out in style!

In my other face

Taking another name

I feel romantic as a stone

Thrown away

Cast aside

Life lessons lessen life

When will I

Be on my way?

  

To get that soul tonight

To get that feeling

 

Oh, woe is me

When I say

It wasn’t love

Only one left alive

What was my name?

What was my face? 

In the silence I go

Far away

In disguise

Oh, to have life coming on

And be crowned

King for a day

  

Oh, to get that soul tonight

To get that feeling

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BANG BANG

I’ll be the one source

Of your pride

Witness the force of this

Guiding light

When you reach your hands up

From the well

When you’re reaching out

From your living hell


She goes bang bang

And watch them fall


Come with me into the night

Leave your home life far behind

When you appeal to your, softer side

When you dare embrace the woman inside


She goes bang bang

And watch them fall


With this ring I do thee dead

Built this life time to forget

Burning inside ain’t over yet

Take you to the river to get you wet

All this time waiting for me

Best things in life aren’t for free

When you think you’re sitting pretty

You will think of me


She goes bang bang

And watch them fall

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HORNS

When I get soft inside

You let it go

Taking all these chances

Making all these advances

My love is soft

I know

All that I own

Is that I like pain

To this you say

‘It ain’t so.’

To this I say,

‘There is nothing left to know.’

You like

Sucking it up

You like

Penetrating love


Hold me down

Make me drown

Put your thorns in my crown

Put your skin over my mouth

Put your body underground

What would you say

If I

Were to

Just let you

Pig out?

We’ve started

You hold me in your

Fist tonight


Your man makes it hard to love

Through the aching

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APRÈS MOI

Don’t say that you’re, feeling low

Tear stained, faceless

For things couldn’t

Be better


After four long years I find it again

And you and I


The truth stays buried

Would couldn’t discard it

Feelings that you’ve put aside

Feeling burned alive


After four long years I find it again

And you and I


Decide c’mon decide

Don’t stay displaced inside

Feeling like a woman

Feeling like a man

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ALONE IN BERLIN

See a leaf alone on a tree

Feel the frost closing around me

Hear I voice I don’t understand

Echo from a vision neither woman nor man

Wandering east, wandering west

Wondering which face fits me the best

It was silent, it was grim

Winter coming on I was alone in Berlin


Over and on, these buildings look down

And I try to make sense of what went down

Wishing for Iggy, looking for Bowie

Getting nothing but blank looks, stone walls, it’s snowing

All divvied up by foreign powers

Communists kissing, television towers

Waiting around for this life to begin

I’m going down, alone in Berlin


Twisted bodies in this strange burlesque

Fancy restaurants, visions grotesque

In the black of the Metro window, I see my twin

She’s wearing lipstick, alone in Berlin

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OPEN

You come to me with your red eyes

Bad ties and mile-high suburban life

You’re asking me to do the same:

Leap into the river to avoid the rain


You only get what you’re looking for

When you lay yourself open.


There was a time when I would have

Bought into your subtle cruelty

And your emotional gerrymandering

And pandering adultery


But you only get what you’re looking for

When you lay yourself open.


You come to me with your dead eyes

Bottom lines and life in the shade

Yet you’re the one with the bleeding heart

That’s not the way progress is made

Leaping headlong

Leaping headlong

Into the grave


You only get what you’re looking for

When you lay yourself open.

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THE RITES OF LOVE

Lover, you’re headstrong

I’m left hanging on

To these changing forces

This change in fortune

Spiralling like a kite

You save face with an open hand

You give grace with an order to fire


The rites of love


Now your words are pouring out

I stain them upon my skin

So I don’t have to take them in

So I can keep from worrying

And machinations out


The rites of love


Don’t stop let’s play it again

Don’t stop please stay the night again

I won’t eat until you give the word

I’ll keep thin to recall the way we were


The rites of love

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