THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT California

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT California Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

Someday they?re going to write about us, living here in the shadow of this gathering dust,
As the waves build up and drown the light, while we?re hanging from buildings on a Saturday night.

And the words she said? I could barely hear over the blare of the speakers and the smell of beer,
As she got up to speak, she lifted her dress. I remember her face but I forget the rest.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we?re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.

She said, ?I got money, but I got no friends,? as we drove through the valley in her daddy?s Benz.
She said, ?These pills wear off, but the pain don?t end. I never thought it would matter so much to pretend.?

And the thing about her that haunts me still: as her hands fell down to the steering wheel,
And a shock of light fell across her face, she said there?s only two ways out of this place.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we?re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.

And oh, I hope it?s clear: there?s no room for us anymore in the atmosphere,
But darling I always liked the desperation in your eyes,
The way you?d dance in the glow of the Hollywood Freeway lights.

Someday they?re gonna forget about us and we?ll wonder if we were ever good enough.
It hit me last night, in this song I heard, I remember the feeling but forget all the words.

Here in California, I was
Just a name and a number, a face on a tumblr.
Here in California, we?re all stuck in the same scene,
All nightmares and daydreams
In California.

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Why Why Why

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Why Why Why Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

Was a summer?s day when you first walked away
At the time I wasn?t feeling so bad
Gave me shit while I looked away
Just like every big conversation that we ever had

And you know how a thing like that can be such a terrible shame
?Cause it makes you feel mean
Your eyes were so very green

And it?s foolish to think
You would ever consider it again
After two or three drinks
All the books on the subject say
?Just move along, give yourself some time to think?

They say follow your heart,
What if your heart never knew where to go or why?

You?d have sang goodbye
To people whose every word is just a lie
Like a guilty man who knows he?s gonna fry
I was hoping to catch that old dreamy look in your eye

And it?s foolish to need any sign
You?d consider me again after smoking some weed
All our friends are so bored of hearing
Every tired and desperate word we?d ever plead

They say follow your heart,
What if your heart never knew where to go, or why?

You?d have sang goodbye
To people whose every word is just a lie
And you wonder just a little if your soul
Isn?t starting to die
You spend every waking moment wondering why
Why why why why why
Why why why why why

Was a winter?s day when I finally realized
I was the one always walking away
That you tried so many times and I?d ignored
Every word that you had to say

And you know how a thing like that
Can be such a terrible shame
?Cause it makes you feel old
And your words were so very cold

And it?s foolish to think
You can bury it all in some endless drive to drink
Every person you meet can tell you?re a ship
Taking water in a storm and you?re starting to sink

If you follow your heart
Then you?re bound to become something else
You take one hard look at yourself

And you?ll say I?m gonna do everything
You said I couldn?t do when I was high
And I?ll write your name in stars across the sky
And we?ll meet somewhere someday and you?ll ask me why
Why why why why why
Why why why why why
Why why why why why

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Strangers

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Strangers Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

Every day at sunrise, I?ve got to
Empty my pockets, I?ve got
Four cups of coffee
And these empty sockets
And the dreams I held so tender loom
In the air around my bedroom
I think about the rising sun
And the day to come and I wonder

Where you went, where you went
Are you wide awake?
Did you read all the letters that I sent?
Are you fast asleep?
Did you know I keep your memory buried away so deep?

Till all the walls fall we?ll just keep being strangers
As the world rearranges
Every blade, every seed, every ounce of green
And the sunrise is a welcome thing
But I wish it was more welcoming
?Cause this life has such an awful sting
And a price to pay for everything

And every day they say, just get away
They say, just get back up
They say, stand tough you?ve got to keep it up
You?ve got to learn to play rough
You?ve got to run through a field on a sunlit day
Laugh it off and sleep at night

But I don?t care, I just don?t care
?Cause if you?re not here there?s no one to laugh at the jokes we share
Are you fast asleep?
Did you know I keep your memory buried away so deep?

Till all the walls fall we?ll just keep being strangers
As the world rearranges
Every blade, every seed, every ounce of green
And the sunrise is a welcome thing
But I wish it was more welcoming
?Cause this life has such an awful sting
And a price to pay for everything

I saw you last night in the cell where I sleep
And your shyness was such a surprise
And you said, I hold you in me like a secret I keep
And the truth of that moment defies all that we know

Where we go

So I think till all the walls fall,
I?ll just keep getting stranger
The world will rearrange her
Into something just as beautiful
I know that I won?t know you then
But I see no reason to pretend
?Cause I love you now and I?ll love you then
And the sun will shine on everything

Till all the walls fall,
We?ll just keep being strangers
And the world will rearrange us
Into things we never planned to be
As the sun rises around us
And continues to confound us
Its beauty will surround us
And share its life with everything

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT The Lines Of The Cars

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT The Lines Of The Cars Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

All the lines of the cars at the college at night
All the pillows and blankets, their posters and lights
All their hopelessly young faces
Tight with the solace of years

And you look at me blankly, did I miss something?
All these kids seem to be less like ghosts on the ring
Of the graveyard we built from the sting
Of these horrible fears
And I try not to laugh as it brings you to tears

But I won?t tell your secret, if you won?t tell mine
I?ll just speak quietly, use a well-rehearsed line
My, my how time makes one long for such ignorant peers
And you grab hold of my hand as I whisper in your ear

On the day that you die, please remember these words
You were the luckiest gift that I?ll never deserve
I can feel you and me like my heartbeat
And bloodstream in turns

And it?s desperate, I know, but please don?t let go
I can?t begin to repay all these debts that I owe
I?m just a sketch of a man, I?ll let you know
When I sharpen the blur

I?ve hurt you, deserted you, left you alone
With your loneliness to wear like a crown on a throne
I?m as selfish and trite as anything God?s ever known

Oh but don?t be afraid ?cause I?m going down too
When I finally fade, I?ll be fading with you
I?ll just hold onto your hand, God I wish there was more I could do

These kids have no clue, it?s all happening too
Let?s not tell them, let?s pretend it?s just me and you
We?ll find out soon enough, but by then we?ll be dust on their shoes

And these kids have no clue, it?s just me and you
Let?s not tell them, let?s pretend it?s happening too
We?ll find out soon enough, but by then we?ll have nothing to lose

I?ll just hold onto your hand
God, I wish there was more I could do

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT April Is The Cruelest Month

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT April Is The Cruelest Month Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

We imagined ourselves
As cathedral bells
Ringing out through the moribund streets
Like shrill courtesans
Making fanciful plans
That we whispered while drifting to sleep

And I told you I’d stay
In every possible way
Though we both knew that that wasn’t true
You said You would understand
If it was something so grand
As a mirrored reflection of you

And New York in October
Was never so sober
As the beating on the windows in March
Trying so hard in vain
To stay out of the rain
Falling off our cathedral arch

You were [?]
You were [?]
You were Miss Cleopatra in heels
And anonymously
You were April to me
Throwing rocks just to see how it feels

But those lines in your eyes
And that platinum crown
And that gaudy red rouge on your cheeks
You must look so sublime
With some Neophyte charm
But you look like a common whore to me

But I liked you the best
In your plain simple mess
Drinking wine from a pink, plastic cup
While the radio played
Some soft serenade
And we noticed the sun coming up

And the blue in your eyes
Looked like ice when you cried
And you always felt so cold when we touched
Happy birthday to you
I sure hope it’s not true
Even though I don’t miss you that much

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Change And Change And Change And Change

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Change And Change And Change And Change Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

?You?re totally ignoring me,? she said as she put on her shirt
I was lying on the bed, concentrating on her skirt
?Did you hear one word I said?? she said
?I don?t know, it?s all a blur?
I close my eyes

We fell in love in a great big rush
Three years ago this June, I do recall
Playing arcade games with her
And wanting nothing at all
Just this silly skinny girl
Who tended to trip and fall
On her lies

But then summer came and we felt the strain
Of the damning things we?d said
All the summer rains like hurricanes
That flew around our heads

All the endless conversations, you know
Like the things you could?ve done alone
Instead, instead, instead, instead, instead

So I fucked it up like I always do, I was born to be alone
I don?t even know if the words were true that I screamed into the phone
All I know is everybody leaves or so it seems to me
When I?m alone, alone, alone, alone, alone

But I was younger then and stronger then, somehow I can?t explain
How these years can be so humbling, so strangely full of pain
Just how everyone and everything must change and change and change and change
And change and change and change

Just like that

Sometimes I feel just like a train that?s running off the tracks
And sometimes I think I?ve said too many things I can?t take back
And sometimes it seems like everything I do is just a waste
In fact, that?s it, I think oh wait, I?m sure

But I?m trying every morning that I wake to stand up straight
And to always tell the truth and give back more than I take
And to be kind and pure, less fucking scared of everything
I just can?t take much more of this, I?m sure

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT A Certain Type Of Girl

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT A Certain Type Of Girl Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

When I was a boy
My daddy told me, ?son
Don?t you ever mess with a certain type of girl?
No, I?ve wished more than twice that I?d taken dad?s advice
I wish it more than anything in this world
He grabbed himself a bottle and he looked me in the eye
And he?d take a plug and wipe it from his chin
He?d say ?son, don?t put much part in those matters of the heart?
I wished I had listened to him

And tell me oh Jesus!
I?m asking you please
How do I make this endless heartache cease?
Lord, I?d believe in you if you?d believe in me too
I just want a little peace
(Come on now)

Us big city boys
We don?t think about it much
It?s all whiskey, wine, and messing around with drugs
All these secrets that we keep
Never knowing where we?ll sleep
I guess I always thought it was enough
But I?ve this feeling in my heart
These days of wanting more
Something to ease this weary head
So I guess I thought that girl might redeem me from this world
Lord, I should?ve asked you instead

And tell me oh Jesus!
I?m down on my knees
I know that I?m no long suffering priest
But I believe in you and could you believe in me too
I just want a little peace
Oh lord, I just need a little peace

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Cocaine And Abel

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Cocaine And Abel Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

And the second time,
You asked me to do the line,
You offered it so graciously.
So I think, what harm could be for me?
And you?re sure that this won?t last?
And this stuff sure works fast!
It?s like opening a vein,
And bleeding out my brain, brain, brain.

I love you too,
But I really love your shoes.
You look stunning decked in red.
Wait, what was it that I said?

And are you happy to be alive?
Are you frightened someday you?ll die?
Are you sharp?
Are you dull?
Are you that tiny sober dot,
At the center of my fevered skull?
Oh, no

When the conversation ends,
What happens when the conversation ends?
Oh tell me when the conversation ends,
Oh please don?t let this conversation end.

Jacoby, do you like to ski?
Do you like Kurt Vonnegut?
Do you like me?
Do you always quote Dostoevsky,
Or only when you snort a key, key, key?

I feel so sick.
Please don?t tell me this is it.
You gave me such a fright.
And let?s dance like ghosts,
Let?s haunt ourselves tonight.

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Poor Isaac

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Poor Isaac Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

Oh and God just leave that Abraham alone
He wants a son, he wants a son
Don’t we all just want a home?

Though I’m not quite sure if poor Isaac would agree
My God, he said What did I do
to make you wanna watch me bleed?

And I feel sick tonight, I feel just like
The dancing flame in a funeral light
And I’m not sure if I want you to save me

And I’d be less uptight if I knew the sight
And blood is just a weakness, right?
And not the whole reason you made me

But sometimes I think it is…

Oh and God just go and leave me all alone
I’m not your son, I’m not your son
Everybody dies alone

In your world, was it not quite hard enough for you
I guess like anyone, you’ve got
Your own scores to settle too

And I’m so pissed tonight, I feel just like
The last remainin’ Canaanite
And I’m not sure if I want you to save me

And I’d be less uptight if I knew the sight
And blood is just a weakness, right?
And not the reason that you made me

How does it feel?

And the sorrow that I feel when I’m alone, I can’t express
All these darling angels singing in my ear
And the comfort of their touch, it cuts right through this loneliness

And it’s everything I want
And everything I fear

That child was my friend
I spent a long time with his curse
I can feel him trembling beneath his plea

And I don’t know if there’s a water
All I know is there’s this thirst
And it might be for the best

Though I’m not quite sure if Isaac would agree

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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Chains

Lyrics from jongenjournalist.wordpress.com THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Chains Lyrics, singer by THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

Midnight
I stare out the window from my room
I hear the dogs it?s going to be dawn soon
I wonder where you are

In my mind?s eye
I?m floating alone in the night sky
The treetops, the buildings beneath me
I feel my heart beating

So I try to find anything
To kill the time
To quiet my mind
There?s got to be something
There?s got to be someone

Else still awake in this city
I can?t take another night
I can?t stay
I?ve got to break and break and break
These chains away, away

Bars close
We stumble around through the echoes
Hiding our past in some old clothes
Like its some dirty secret

And I see a face
In the passing light
It?s so good tonight
I?m tired of putting up this fight
There?s got to be somewhere
There?s got to be someone

Else still alive in this city
I can?t hide another night
I can?t stay
I?ve got to break and break and break
These chains away, away
These chains away, away

We lean into the wind
Riding our nerves and choking engines
Built for a time not 50 years old
I can hear the whispering at the door
When I?m alone in this cell
With 10,000 words and nowhere to go
And I wish you could know
How much I still need you

The spell of this town, the graves on the hill
Lit up like a crown
The names on the signs
I can?t even say
Have to break and break and break
These chains away, away
These chains away, away

Sometimes I feel the pain
At the heart of this ember
All these ashes I choke on
Does anyone remember
Where we came from, where we came to
A place with no center and no edge
And no end

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