The City

by Jason Chacon

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released September 14, 2010

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Track Name: No Worries Here
How do you feel when the taxman is on your back stamping his seal?
How does it make you feel that our leaders ’re corrupt
Conducting our country to war for their paychecks
It’s not about the scene that makes the soul feel good
It’s not about the world around you
It’s all how you feel and what is real to you
It’s all in your head

It seems today we’re always complainin bout our place
It seems alright to me
There’s lovers and times
There’s colors and moonlight
There’s no worries here
It seems today the press has got us on our toes
It’s not affecting those rebels and proud people that drown all of their words
There’s no worries here

Day in and day out there’s some kind of stress; there’s some kind of wrong
But don’t let it bring you down
Now trust me I know that there’s times when it’s very very difficult
But there’s so much to be happy for

It seems today we’re always complainin bout our place
It seems alright to me
There’s lovers and times
There’s colors and moonlight
There’s no worries here
It seems today the press has got us on our toes
It’s not affecting those rebels and proud people that drown all of their words
There’s no worries here

It’s not about the words that make the heart beat strong
It’s not about the rank you rest in
It’s all how you feel and what is real to you

It seems today we’re always complainin bout our place
It seems alright to me
There’s family and friends
There’s hands holding hands
There’s no worries here

It seems today the press has got us on our toes
It’s not affecting those rebels and proud people that drown all of their words
There’s no worries here
Track Name: Cold Wolf
The wolf is coming to attack
Stealthy and vague to the moon’s phases
You might get bit in the back
But don’t you worry about that ‘cause it’s not gonna happen

And when the teeth sink they’re gonna sink deep
And when the wound has spread there’s gonna be no more skin

Creeping through the trees
The wolf has no business here
No one knew until the sheep were frantic
The sheep are frantic
Your movements are precise
Precise and pristine
Precise and loving
I can’t stand anymore

And when the teeth sink they’re gonna sink deep
And when the wound has spread there’s gonna be no more skin
You bite the flesh and rip the words straight from my mouth
You roam these grounds and although I know it’s unintentional
You killed

It’s cold turkey today
But a feast for the wolf
You’ve been bitten
Why weren’t you running?
I can’t keep myself from the wolf’s green eyes
They’re feeding temptation and discontinuation
I’ve got no guard

And when the teeth sink they’re gonna sink deep
And when the wound has spread there’s gonna be no more skin
You bite the flesh and rip the words straight from my mouth
You roam these grounds and although I know it’s unintentional
You killed

The wolf has just attacked
And the village is left a mess
They’ll restore the order to pre-attack
And build a barricade to prevent invasion of wolves to come
Track Name: Silence In Circles
Can you hear the wind whisper of grace and guiltless games?
In this house can you hear it: water dripping, floorboards creaking?
Is this what you wanted to be?
Is this why you left home?
Is this how you got it so bad?
Is this who you think you are?

Round and round til you’re dizzy; you are a sitting duck
Anxiety ain’t no quicksand
Up and down, now you’re homely
You gotta stand up
What monsters! What monsters!
Blood runs beneath their skin, but not into their hearts
What monsters! What monsters!
Don’t fear the dark

Monsters are severing what should be lovely
No need to fear the night
These beasts are cryptic and cynical
Off the map

It’s so easy to see aimlessly--circles in roles
Characters carrying everything with no purpose when purpose is everything
It’s so easy to be changelessly silent in something so comfortable and meek
Or something neglected--something forgotten

Monsters surrendering
Every spell has lifted
Can you see in the dark?
Can you feel?
Would you risk anything?

Is this what you’re gonna be?
Is this why you’re leavin’ here?
Is this how you got is so bad?
Is this who you think you are?
Do you know who you are?
Track Name: Conception
Aura, breathe beyond us
Keep our eyes not misguided
Daylight, shine among them
Bend to wake their molecules

Wake in the heart of tangible blindness
Shut your mouth, stop your movements ‘cause you got it all wrong
When you think what you think you might know
Rinse your thoughts and your words ‘cause you got it all wrong

Fusion, ready everyone
Fill their ground with fortitude
The fucking gravity of what is left of love, shouldn’t let love lose humanity

Wake in the heart of tangible blindness
Shut your mouth, stop your movements ‘cause you got it all wrong
When you think what you think you might know
Rinse your thoughts and your words ‘cause you got it all wrong

Take what the space will give and parade aura
When the love bleeds openly then we’ll show our hues
At the base we can taste it - every impulse
When the world’s got no peace, then why do we need love?
‘Cause when the world’s got no love, then we’ll lose ourselves
Track Name: Can't Quite Understand
How is it so easy to be so vulnerable?
But not so easy to see what’s out of reach?
I’ve given my everything and now I’m empty
I can’t quite see how to be
I can’t quite understand

I’m dyin here
You’re killin me
I can’t quite understand how you feel
I can’t just stop so easily

How is it that caring turns against me sometimes?
Do I have much to large a heart to be one damn bit of good towards myself?
It’s so hard to know you’ll go
It’s even harder to know I’m weak
I don’t wanna push you, but I don’t wanna be left
God I wanna wait for you

I’m dyin here
You’re killin me
I can’t quite understand how you feel
I can’t just stop so easily

I’ve become the fool
And I’ve never wanted something so bad
Was it too good to even be for me?
I can’t see:
When someone can bash you
and someone can kill you
What would make you stay?
But when someone can love you
and someone can carry you
What would make you go?

I’m dyin here
You’re killin me

I can’t quite understand how you feel
I can’t just stop so easily
Track Name: Sing To Me
Could history be changed,
Would you change it to see what could be different or what could be new?
Isn’t it perfect to be unknown to you?
You’ve been through the worst
You still have the best
The dearest companions came to you
But where’s the one you really want when you really need her?

I’m tryin to hear you, but I got a hole where I should listen from what you told me before I could show you all that I am

When you hear her voice isn’t it lovely?
You could stand there forever staring in her eyes
Don’t look away, don’t ever lose time again
But where’s the time you really want, when you really need it?

Sing these words to me
I’ll bury them and melt in your arms
I’ve never heard a voice sing to me
What should these words mean?
Can you hear me?
I want this to be enough
I want you to know
I want you to see what I see

Sing these words to me
I’m waiting here, it seems like forever
Days mean nothing and miles are trivial
I’ll sing these words to you
Can you hear me?
I want this to be enough
I want you to know
I want you to see what I see
Track Name: Line Of The Flames
Sidewalks are no longer pathed on roads without painted lines
There’s no room for their feet when they’re walking a run;
The run of a circus like a series of hymns
In the realm of the lost in the midst of a battlefield, wear your conscience
In the hall of the system there will be a voice
Will you listen?
Temptation’s building an army with soldiers of fillers and felonies
There’s no time for disguise when the highrise stride is above them
The stride of the rich just like the step of the slave

Second places come with a burden and a keepsake
And in the line of the flames the rain will be coming
Help will be falling for you
And when the setting sun has gone
Help will be rising to you

This is exchange between what is seen in chaos, but what is done in panic
And whatever entails lack of stillness
Tranquil medications lining the shelves and lining the stomachs of sleepers
There’s no time for a bed when they’re falling asleep
Asleep at the wheel
Taking the risk

Second places come with a burden and a keepsake
And in the line of the flames the rain will be coming
Help will be falling for you
And when the setting sun has gone
Help will be rising to you
Track Name: The City
Watch your fear
Don’t watch it step over everything
In your eyes, in your mind
There’s something there that’s got me holding you
Watch your heart
Watch it grow and show that character’s what got you here
Sinister things might slip in through the seams but cannot hold you down

All we know that the distance between us shows
Like in what we see with sunlight and pixels
Won’t you show me how the city lights are shining into your room,
‘Cause they don’t feel much like hiding tonight

Hear your thoughts building walls
Just confused from everything in the city now
I’ll make it there somehow
But time crawls slower and slower since you’ve had my attention
{You’re gone for now}
Can you fear your own heart?
Can you care from a distance, like this is?

All we know that the distance between us shows
Like in what we see with sunlight and pixels
Won’t you show me how the city lights are shining into your room,
‘Cause they don’t feel much like hiding tonight
Now when you close your eyes just find the peace inside
But don’t forget to feel

Watch your fear
Don’t watch it step over everything
Track Name: Soul Like A Saint
She watched the sun leave day and she saw it from the yard
She’s singing about the things that she loves and painting beautiful portraits
Just because she wants

Beauty can’t hide with a soul like a saint
When the ceiling comes down and the sky is-a-shinin’
Girl, I know you’re out there shinin’ to me
Beauty can’t run with those eyes like diamonds
After theives stole chests with riches and gold
I know those eyes are still out hidden for me

She watched the lights dance high and she saw it in the city
She’s laughing at all the things that she does
She’s living in admiration
There’s nothing better to her

Beauty can’t hide with a soul like a saint
When the ceiling comes down and the sky is-a-shinin’
Girl, I know you’re out there shinin’ to me
Beauty can’t run with those eyes like diamonds
After theives stole chests with riches and gold
I know those eyes are still out hidden for me
Track Name: The King
How the jesters, they sing and the courtyard knights they fight
Practice for soldiers and parody for slaves
The king has the town at hand
His selfish queen liberates his eyes - his democratic eyes
They might not see his rope
See the farmers, they starve and the hunters pride is steep
Expensive for hunger and energy to breathe
All the men in the kingdom heed their ruler
They see the changes as the turn for better
Any man who defies the king shall beg
Though mercy has no place or name here

When the drawbridge is drawn
Archers will aim from the watchtowers
Who can we trust at the gates?
Taxes taking the town

All the women, they stay at home and their weary hands, they hurt from cooking and cleaning and ravaging their bones
The children, they play in the courtyard, but what is this that they are hearing?
Scatter the men toward the screaming

When the drawbridge is drawn
Archers will aim from the watchtowers
Who can we trust at the gates?
Defiers are ravagers
When the stranger has come
Guards will aim at his heart
When the king has no breath
We’ll track down the crown
Track Name: The Venture
Knock down these walls
‘Cause I can’t feel the breeze anymore
It’s musty in lockup and I can’t see through stone
There are no windows
There are no fruits here to take
There are just memories every moment that we shake

Step off the pedestal
‘Cause you can’t hold fast any longer
And there’s nothing to catch you below
Oh no!
You’re so high you’re harassing the edge and I’ll try to catch you

There’s a messenger delving the frontier
There’s a hole in the network
And we’re treading through knee high unknown no prize stakes

Stand under the waterfall
It’s enlivening when it buries you
It’s unpredictable in this river
It’s unpredictable for this note
Trapped inside that dusty glass bottle
Stranded in the middle of a sea

You’re so weary and spinning confused in metallic warp

I hear your voice and your scripts
They fall from your lips to the walls
Voided, coarse faucets array
But I know it’s all in the palm of the maker
Track Name: Wait... I Hope You'll Listen
Wait for another day to put all your things away
Into a blanket you’ll roll up for quite some time
Wait in a bullet, and I will aim at the sky
Know your own heart before you know who you are

Hold on to another day
It gets easier every day
I’m sorry I left
It’s just that my heart wasn’t beating to your steps

One day I’ll see you
I hope it won’t be the last time
Maybe you sustain, but right now i’ve never felt so bad

The night’s been lookin a little darker lately
The moon’s been down--it’s been around behind the clouds
I don’t know, but I think this train’s gonna be empty today when it leaves town

One day I’ll see you
I hope it won’t be the last time
Maybe you sustain, but right now i’ve never felt so bad
Track Name: Daisies On The Street
Got a long time on this place, I don’t know where I’m going today
Got a long way to go ‘fore I stop movin, ‘fore I even stop breathin’, no, I won’t stop
I don’t know where I’m going, I just know that I’m here
God damn the weight on us all: these bills and these coins
Broken daisies on the street next to chapels where prayers are born, for more of this burden

Got a long way to go ‘fore the gas runs out on me, ‘fore the clock stops ticking,
I got this whole damn place

I’m a tempted inventor of many things
Ain’t got the means for this old scattered homestead
I was down gathering pieces of those daisies before their days
Before the wind can take them far from this place
Take them far

{I don’t know where I’m going}
{I’m just here}