DEARSPEAK

Cadavers

You've got a permanent mood
I'm thinking Colgate should sponsor you
A joke for the day keeps the psych doc away
But they're waiting for you

In and out of stop and start
Skipping through the graveyards
Never knowing just what your feet have landed on
ha ha ha ha


It's funny how you've been laughing your whole life off
But you're finding now there's cadavers in your backyard, whoa oh oh oh
And all this time they've been rattling at your back door
But you never asked what they wanted from you, what for?


The defibulator
Tried to jump start the deadened pulse
In your head, in your bed, when they rise from the dead
To make themselves known

Dead things, dead dreams, dead things, no peace  
Chewing up your teeth, with your bad bad dreams
And you're counting pretty little sheep
While they're coming for you in your sleep


It's funny how you've been laughing your whole life off
But you're finding now there's cadavers in your backyard, whoa oh oh oh
And all this time they've been rattling at your back door
But you never asked what they wanted from you, what for?

 
Knock knock we wanna talk talk
You put us off, we've waited way too long
It's not a bad case of the Mondays, it's a heart beating with a crazy pace
And a pounding migraine that lasts through the day, no matter how many pills that you take
So won't you dig up our roots and lay us to rest
Get at the truth that lies in your head


It's funny how you've been laughing your whole life off
But you're finding now there's cadavers in your backyard, whoa oh oh oh
And all this time they've been rattling at your back door
But you never asked what they wanted from you, what for?

They're singing BOO ooh ooh, BOO ooh ooh

It's funny how you've been laughing your whole life off
But you're finding now there's cadavers
Cadavers in your backyard

In the Clouds

For my husband who has loved me through the good and bad... I'll never let you get away. :)

 

Love lingers on my lips
Like a soft kiss and fingertips
That trace waves of evening ships
And brave the deep
Half words whispered lowly
Eyes closed, visions floating
Through dark hours, hold me close
And fall asleep, oh


When do we wake up?
Love in the clouds again
doo doo doo doo doo doo
When do we wake up?
Walking on air with my best friend
doo doo doo doo doo doo
And when it's dark and cold
I know I'll have your hand to hold


So many torn apart
We're in the land of broken hearts
Take me back to the start and make all things new
I'll trace the lines on your face
and follow Him to find the way
To be closer to you every day
Oh my dear...oh


When did we wake up?
Remember the clouds again?
doo doo doo doo doo doo
Don't wanna wake up
Walking on air with my best friend
doo doo doo doo doo doo
And when it's dark and cold
Tell me I'll have your hand to hold

Oh... oh... oh
Hold me...
Feels like a holiday
When we're lying here this way
Never gonna let you get away
No no no no no no no


When do we wake up?
Love in the clouds again
doo doo doo doo doo doo
We'll never wake up
Walking on air with my best friend
doo doo doo doo doo doo
And when it's dark and cold
I know I'll have your hand to hold
For we were made for growing old
ooh ooh

Underneath Our Noses

For those of you who don't know that modern day slavery still exists in the U.S. and worldwide, please research human sex trafficking and find out what you can do to help. 

 

Freedom freedom....

 

Silent cries in the passing wind

She's been numb from the shame, from the lies deep within

He’s crawled inside her mind and painted dreams of gold

Do we care, do we even see, if she spoke would we hear or even believe

Freedom, freedom, she’ll never know it till it's shown

 

Wake up, blindfolds off

Imprisoned and sold

Daughters in the nighttime

Oh, I can't sleep with all these things underneath

Underneath our noses

 

Lying, we’re lying to ourselves

Trying, trying to defend

Our self sufficiency, it’s become a curse

We are walking the streets with scabs and sores

All over our hearts, so easy to ignore

Freedom, freedom we’ll never know it till it’s shown

 

Wake up, blindfolds off

Imprisoned and cold

We're children of the nighttime

Oh, I can't sleep with all these things underneath

Underneath our noses

 

There’s a thief in the night, to steal your light

I won’t let him take you down without a fight

 

Wake up, blindfolds off

Imprisoned and cold

We’re children of the nighttime

Oh, I can't sleep with all these things underneath, underneath

No, I can't sleep with all these things, underneath, underneath

How do we sleep with all these things, underneath, underneath our noses?

Disappear

For my dad, who I believe had schizophrenia...I hope you made it to heaven somehow and I'll see you again when your mind is at a better place. 

 

Chasing down a revelation
Has got you running for the enemy gates
Chosen for a destination
Too perfect for this ghetto kid to find her way

Nobody else knows the secret
Nobody else has to keep it
No...


We're living from a thrift store suitcase
And keeping friends at arm's length
Never knowing when we'll disappear

 

Children should be seen not heard, don't ya know
You gotta teach em' not to speak their mind
Break em' with the rod of discipline
And then you fill em' up with riddles and rhymes

Nobody else knows the secret
Nobody else has to keep it
No...

 

We're living from a thrift store suitcase
And keeping friends at arm's length
Never knowing when we'll disappear


I'm a foreigner in this land
I don't belong and there's no place that I fit in
I'm a foreigner in this land
What am I doing in this family?
Help me to understand

 

We're living from a thrift store suitcase
And keeping friends at arm's length
Never knowing when we'll disappear

Holy Rolling Stone

For all the many people, including myself, who have been so wrongly abused in the name of God... 

 

How long will all the saints turn in their graves
At the bad news carried by feet that trample peace
For a good win played by a hand so in control
And a mouth that never shut shut shuts it's gaping hole, to know


Holy rolling stone
You're bowling with all these souls


Well you fed us grapes from bushes filled with thorns
And when our stomachs ached, you pulled the card "thus saith the Lord, He told me so"
But clouds will dissipate for all to see, the many holes
In the sky where you threw down boulders after me, do you know?


Holy rolling stone
You're bowling with all these souls


Take, take a listen
Time for your ears to breathe
In the cries of the crack heart that wants to feed
An addiction that started when you made it bleed
On and on and oh oh oh

I'll take take a listen
For the one that never lies
Never forces a hand, or a bad disguise
He gave me a brain and a sword for your lies
And he'll cut you open wide
 

Holy rolling stone
You're bowling with your own soul


It was a rare hot day in the middle of December
I know what I saw, I can never forget
Water came rushing down Main street like a river
Pulled me in the current and a voice in my head
Told me it was filled with tears for the living
Sorrow for the soul who'd been broken and bruised
All that I know, is I can't stop believing
Never found another more true


Your Holy rolling stone
Has rolled away these boulders in my soul
In my soul... my soul... my soul

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