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  • Chris Donley-PLEASE AGREE (2021)
    1. I promise ​ Singing for my supper the canary got the diamond instead bringing me down now with the upper you always knew how to get in my head *smiles are just the muscle not the bone are you the mid-wife? or rent-to-own wet nurse are you swift with your heads or tailor making everyone a sow-ear purse ​ I would kill myself if I had to die here are you a make-believer? have you heard yourself talk way too much? now you’re a paid deceiver who couldn’t be more so out of touch *smiles are just the muscle not the bone the cavity is better left alone $ I would kill myself if I had to die here I promise this isn’t a cry for help I promise I couldn’t even help myself 2. All night forever There are two types of people left here in this world you and everybody else confirmed but you can brave the weather and you can make it better it can’t just be your circumstance it’s all night forever all night forever *Bad dreams again when will this nightmare ever end? There are two choices out there doesn’t that seem absurd? Right and left belong to the exact same bird but they’re birds of a feather and they just work together and we will kill ourselves, ourself it’s all night forever all night forever *Bad dreams again when will this nightmare ever end? it’s all night forever all night forever all night forever all night forever 3. Hero in you If I said that I missed you would I be able to misuse all the intended miscues that I planned that along? If I said that I missed you and that I missed out on bliss too could I then dismiss you so we could reminisce soon? *Feel me in your arms I’m the hero in you Feel me in your heart are you ready for something new? And if I never see you again then I won’t have to flee you again I could just be carefree from sin or free of caring from within *Feel me in your arms I’m the hero in you Feel me in your heart are you ready for something new? *Feel me in your arms I’m the hero in you Feel me in your heart are you ready for something new? are you ready for something new? are you ready for something new? are you ready for something new? 4. Wake up Wake up Wake up I know too much now I forgot it all don’t know no one’s number so I don’t call Wake up Wake up Now I don’t nothing maybe I never did 30 seconds ago I tried to sell my wit Wake up Wake up there’s a big difference in our pipe dreams mine are empty, yours are always full there’s a big difference in our pipe dreams mine are empty, yours are always full Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up 5. Let Down What if I was to tell you that I’m that I’m somebody else would you still be you? What if I was to tell you I want to be somebody else would I still not even be your number two? would I still be the last on the list for you? *But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down and I’m never coming down so tired of being let down *But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down and I’m never coming down so tired of being let down what if I was to tell you that I… that I’m no longer here would you even know at all? what if I was to tell you what you don’t want to hear would you just blame the alcohol? or would you understand at all? or finally see the writing on the wall? *But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down and I’m never coming down so tired of being let down *But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down and I’m never coming down so tired of being let down I’m taking my ball and going home I’m taking my ball and going home because I don’t belong I don’t belong anywhere *But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down and I’m never coming down so tired of being let down so tired of being let down 6. Hear for you I’ll request the number and identity please and hope you don’t outnumber all our common enemies *because we bleed at the same speed with a real need to get out of here but we’ll be taking one knee and only we see what we need to hear I’m here for you I’m here for you I’ll request nothing at all from anyone anymore and I’ll put all my weapons down you can have your war *because we bleed at the same speed with a real need to get out of here but we’ll be taking one knee and only we see what we need to hear We just to listen for once and throw away our arrogance We just to listen for once and throw away our arrogance *because we bleed at the same speed with a real need to get out of here but we’ll be taking one knee and only we see what we need to hear *because we bleed at the same speed with a real need to get out of here but we’ll be taking one knee and only we see what we need to hear I’m here for you I’m here for you 7. My only brother Alone on a tandem I’ll be riding alone pick the cologne at random just to mess with Mary Kay but when I finally get there to the place that’s not known will there still be any air or will it all be overblown? *death makes brothers of us all my only brother is alcohol keep your knives on the table so I can see where they’re at but until I am able to forgive this still in my back *death makes brothers of us all my only brother is alcohol I don’t have to hear your story you told it yourself but go on and take all your glory to the personnel *death makes brothers of us all my only brother is alcohol *death makes brothers of us all my only brother is alcohol my only brother 8. Meaningless I don’t want to be here It’s just too cruel I don’t want to be seen here it’s just too cruel arguing with a fool only proves that there’s two *so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling and try to find some kind of meaning I don’t want to be here it’s just too cold there’s just no room to breathe here and too many molds *so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling and try to find some kind of meaning if there is any at all if there is any at all *so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling and try to find some kind of meaning *so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling and try to find some kind of meaning if there is any at all if there is any at all 9. Pretty Death Here I am as lonely as God drawing trees on paper again but the fact checker has taken the whole year off and has eloped with a favorite part-time vegan *pouring salt in the wound by saying “pouring salt in the wound” pretty death come hold breath petty debt is all you will get pretty death come hold breath pretty death Here I am again as lonely as God tearing down the walls of wolves but the logical thinker has taken the whole year off and paid all tolls with their souls *pouring salt in the wound by saying “pouring salt in the wound” pretty death come hold breath petty debt is all you will get pretty death come hold breath pretty death *pouring salt in the wound by saying “pouring salt in the wound” *pouring salt in the wound by saying “pouring salt in the wound” pretty death come hold breath pretty death come 10. Ears of the wise It’s hard to tell on one hand the number of you that have made a plan it feels as though we’ll have to escape at night because in my life, I know I won’t see this place unite *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise The past has reared it’s ugly head again tainting the hearts and minds of simple men who think they should be ruled with an iron fist but it’s their own book’s message they have missed *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise you’d burn me for heresy when peace is all I want to see if you think that I’m wrong then think that I’m wrong but if I’m right everything will be alright *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise *the sooner religion dies the sooner humanity thrives gossip and folklore and lies will die when it reaches the ears of the wise 11. Please agree Spread a little common sense on the bread for me try to live your life in the present tense is what she plead to me hope to find the lining in the silver screen through the red in my eyes and make believe your life can be your favorite scene is what she said before I died *but we’ve all seen this told before and we’ve all seen them close the door a woman’s hardest job is probably juggling wolves in sheep’s clothes at home leave a finger on the barely beating pulse before it goes alone *but we’ve all seen this told before and we’ve all seen them close the door ! Because nothing’s left of me who would have guessed I need I need some rest from me please agree please agree *but we’ve all seen this told before and we’ve all seen them close the door *but we’ve all seen this told before and we’ve all seen them close the door ! Because nothing’s left of me who would have guessed I need I need some rest from me please agree please agree
  • Chris Donley-Her Eyes On (2017)
    HER EYES ON (2017) ​ 1. Cozy Come on inside Make yourself at home And give me your coat Come on inside And hide from the cold Our oldest foe ​ cuz now I’m home Go on and lay down Cuz this one’s for you If wishes came true Go on and lay down This time it’s for real Someone’s here for you cuz now I’m home but this house is not a home I’m always here alone Wherever I may roam When you’re not around this house is not a home You’re huffin’ and puffin’, blowin’ my house down But now we’ll build it all again cuz now I’m home ​ 2. Seven Years I’m moving on But it’s hard when everyone around me Won’t let you be gone I wish you well I’ve been over all of this for years I hope that you can tell But if it wasn’t for the time to say Thank you For seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But that would be a shame seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But we’d still be the same I hope you forgive Me for all the times that you had tried To help me to live I know I’ve been wrong But it’s taken me forever to accept That I’m not strong But if it wasn’t for the time to say Thank you For seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But that would be a shame seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But we’d still be the same ​ “So long”…I wait for you to say “So long”…been waiting every day “So long”…you can walk away Cuz you know that you want to say “Thank you”… For seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But that would be a shame seven years to blame We could stand here looking backwards But we’d still be the same ​ 3. Never the bride Where should you run now? Where should you hide? At the shotgun wedding The only one armed is the bride she knows what she’s up against It’s you She knows we all want the best So on cue ​ Always the bride’s maid Never the bride You had it all once when Before you lost sight Where should you run now? Where should you hide? The tears are all dried from Before when you cried You know what you’re up against It’s you You say you still want the best So on cue ​ Always the bride’s maid Never the bride You say you’re happy for both of them But deep down inside It should be you up there All dressed in white You had it all once when Before you lost sight Always thinking ‘bout yourself Always thinking ‘bout yourself ​ Always the bride’s maid Never the bride You say you’re happy for both of them But deep down inside It should be you up there All dressed in white You had it all once when Before you lost sight 4. Raised Questions Nodding your head while looking down Everyone else is important now What’s the world to do when no one’s looking out? I miss the days when there was no doubt and we could just talk for days And we could both count the ways That we would be amazed With questions that we raised Looking back up but I don’t know why Always the one with an alibi If I bring it up, then I’m the bad guy But I think this is worth saving if we try and we could just talk for days And we could both count the ways That we would be amazed With questions that we raised ​ 5. Takeaway Featuring Dallas Riffle and Scott Paris Who we’ve met Where we’ve been What we’ve done No one could ever understand But it’s just for us What we’ve seen Why we dream Trash the scene Just because we can But it’s still just for us no one could ever take that away No one could ever take that away (DALLAS) Just for fun Let’s play dumb Play possum And see how everyone else reacts We can fool them all Let’s just say If we play The same old game Where only we have the facts We can still fool them all no one could ever take that away No one could ever take that away Take away What we’d say To make everyone happy What’s at stake Could just break And end up badly (SCOTT) up till now Not allowed To take a bow For everything that we’ve done That’s ok with me Cuz until that time We’ll try to find A lifetime To not be the forgotten sons That’s ok with me no one could ever take that away No one could ever take that away ​ 6. No one is to blame (Howard Jones Cover) You can look at the menu, but you just can't eat You can feel the cushion, but you can't have a seat You can dip your foot in the pool, but you can't have a swim You can feel the punishment, but you can't commit the sin And you want her, and she wants you We want everyone And you want her and she wants you No one, no one, no one ever is to blame You can build a mansion, but you just can't live in You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win Some break the rules, and live you cut the cost The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost And you want her, and she wants you We want everyone And you want her and she wants you No one, no one, no one ever is to blame You can see the summit but you just can't reach it It's the last piece of the puzzle but you can't make it fit Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain And you want her, and she wants you We want everyone And you want her and she wants you No one, no one, no one ever is to blame No one ever is to blame No one ever is to blame ​ 7. Webs… How many times before you tried? Before you realized it was a waste of time The many crimes…you swore…you lied The whore advised the aftertaste of mine but you looked into her eyes And she caught you like a fly And she trapped you in her web Never to be heard from again Under the thumb of something more Not needing to escape to foreign lands Wonder the sum, the final score Misleading with the shape of where we stand but you looked into her eyes And she caught you like a fly And she trapped you in her web Never to be heard from again But the widow, she’s not black And there’s no looking back And now you’re too far gone Caught up in the web she spun but you looked into her eyes And she caught you like a fly And she trapped you in her web Never to be heard from again ​ 7. …destiny If you find that you’re trapped Open the door If you cannot adapt Try once more Your life has been mapped All out before Before Before Before I have to tell you honestly If you believe in destiny You might not like just what you see But you see If you find out that you Can’t take any more You still have time You know that’s for sure And it’s not a crime If you ask for more For more For more For more I have to tell you honestly If you believe in destiny You might not like just what you see But you see I have to tell you honestly If you believe in destiny You might not like just what you see But you see ​ 9. All Aboard If you say I’m a trainwreck Then you have to be the engineer for me If you say I’m a trainwreck Then you have to be the engineer for me Help me stay on the track all aboard, all aboard Help me, lord Still ignored All aboard, all aboard Won’t be off the track No more Won’t be off the track No more If I’m still a trainwreck on the wrong track Hauling baggage at the highest speed Won’t you Help me stay on the tracks all aboard, all aboard Help me, lord Still ignored All aboard, all aboard Won’t be off the track No more Won’t be off the track No more The quality of quantity From the machinery of you and me all aboard, all aboard Help me, lord Still ignored all aboard, all aboard Help me, lord Still ignored all aboard, all aboard Help me, lord Still ignored All aboard, all aboard ​ 10. King The pope is a lion Even though he may be lying The queen is in mourning Since yesterday morning we see the trouble we’ve all been through I have seen it, so have you Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I could take control of you Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I could take control of you Black and blue Bruises on you You shouldn’t tell I confess You’re a princess we see the trouble we’ve all been through I have seen it, so have you Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I would take control of you Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I would take control of you You and I Cannot fight You’re the queen and I’m the king In you I must confide Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I would take control of you Sometimes I want to be king Just for something to do If I was king, then I would take…I could take control of you Sometimes I want to be king King I could take…I would take control of you Sometimes I want to be king King I could take control of you ​ 11. Look with your eyes You’re saving all your pennies But you can’t take them with you You try your damndest anyhow But you can’t take them with you Earned from the sweat you wiped off of your brow But you can’t take them with you Pride’s the sin that still will make you proud But you can’t take them with you it would be so easy ​ Look with your eyes Not with your hands It would be wise For you to understand Look with your eyes Not with your hands It won’t hurt to try To lend a helping hand You’ve been watching what they’re telling you But they’re just entertainment With the advertisement follow-through But they’re just entertainment When your dividends start to accrue You’ll forget just what they meant Cuz it’s for you and you know ONLY YOU Know just how to spend it But it would be so easy Look with your eyes Not with your hands It would be wise For you to understand Look with your eyes Not with your hands It can’t hurt to try To lend a helping hand To lend a helping hand To lend a helping hand To lend a helping hand To lend a helping hand
  • Chris Donley-1889 (2015)
    1889 (2014) ​ 1. Listen You’re so good You’re so good to me But I’m misunderstood, you see? But I’m misunderstood, you see? All I want… Is for someone to listen to me Someone to listen to me Someone to listen Someone to listen to me To me It’s so good It’s so damn good for now But time will not allow me No, time will not allow me To just get… Someone to listen to me Someone to listen to me Someone to listen Someone to listen to me To me It’s been a long road It’s been a long road It’s been a long road It’s been a long road Just want someone to listen to me Someone to listen to me Someone to listen Someone to listen to me To me ​ 2. Nowhere And I couldn’t see the start From the bottom of my heart I couldn’t see the start But I have to ask one thing where do we go from nowhere? Where do we go from nowhere? When the beginning is the end Where do we go? And I couldn’t see the end And I couldn’t quite pretend I should’ve known that when I had to ask that question where do we go from nowhere? Where do we go from nowhere? When the beginning is the end Where do we go? From nowhere From nowhere From nowhere From nowhere where do we go from nowhere? Where do we go from nowhere? When the beginning is the end When the beginning is the end And I couldn’t see the end Where do we go from nowhere? 3. Up Waking up always seems to be A chore when you don’t get much sleep So I’m going back to where I belong Locked up where I’ve been all along I’m going back to where I belong Giving up Giving up is always easier then I didn’t have what could have been So I’m going back to where I belong Locked up where I’ve been all along I’m going back to where I belong Giving up Giving up is easy when you’re down Saving up to go another round So I’m going back where I belong Locked up where I’ve been all along I’m going back where I belong Giving up ​ 4. Knockout I’ll be the 1, 2 Punch to knock all who Been knocked down times before Don’t come back asking for more Steady yourself is what they’ve always said Ready yourself, you can’t fight back when you’re dead But I disagree, if you know me, you’ve known a wall That’s harder to move, to just talk to, but I won’t fall I’ll be the 1, 2 Punch to knock all who Been knocked down times before Don’t come back asking for more Now that you’ve learned, it’s your turn to take a swing At all those that burned their bridges in the ring It’s the same as your life but with a better outpouring Of sympathy for you now, but that don’t mean a thing I’ll be the 1, 2 Punch to knock all who Been knocked down times before Don’t come back asking for more ​ Get in, get in the ring Get in the ring After you bleed all that is me, you can return To your old routine, at least the lessons have been learned Up until then, where or when, you’ll have to fight You’ll have the tools for fools for all of the next times I’ll give you the knockout of your life I’ll give you the knockout for all times I’ll give you the knockout You’ll be the 1, 2 Punch to knock all who Been knocked down times before Don’t come back asking for more ​ 5. On & On Still looking for something I can’t find Still hoping for some way to have piece of mind *so on and on I’ll go alone So on and on to know…alone Still searching for one thing I don’t know Still hoping for some way just to show so on and on I’ll go alone So on and on to know…alone It must have been too much ask for It must have been too much ask for It must have been too much ask for It must have been too much ask for Still hoping for something to search for Still looking but it must have been too much ask for so on and on I’ll go alone So on and on to know…alone ​ 6. Everybody wants to rule the world (Tears for Fears Cover) Welcome to your life There's no turning back Even while we sleep We will find you Acting on your best behavior Turn your back on mother nature Everybody wants to rule the world It's my own design It's my own remorse Help me to decide Help me make the most Of freedom and of pleasure Nothing ever lasts forever Everybody wants to rule the world There's a room where the light won't find you Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down When they do, I'll be right behind you So glad we've almost made it So sad they had to fade it Everybody wants to rule the world I can't stand this indecision Married with a lack of vision Everybody wants to rule the world Say that you'll never never never never need it One headline why believe it ? Everybody wants to rule the world All for freedom and for pleasure Nothing ever lasts forever Everybody wants to rule the world ​ 7. My Poor Friend Don’t even try to wash your sins away It’s not easy to hide…they’re written on your face There’s no way to hide away So don’t play the same old game you’ll never win again…my friend Don’t even try to give yourself a brand new name They’ll uncover the lies and won’t even let you stay There’s no way to hide away So don’t play the same old game you’ll never win again…my friend you’ll never win again…my friend ​ 8. Blame This time we’ll know This time we’ll know We’ll know who to blame It won’t be you It won’t be me You’d think you could see This time we’ll know This time we’ll know We’ll know who to blame When it could be you When it could me You thought you could see This time we’ll know This time we’ll know We’ll know who to blame Everyone else that’s around Take what’s left in the lost and found This time we’ll know This time we’ll know We’ll know who to blame *This time we’ll know This time we’ll know We’ll know who to blame ​ 9. Once upon a time… Featuring Dallas Riffle Once upon a time You all were mine But there comes a time When you have to draw the line This is the story of your life (And now you’re skipping to the end) Dying to read between the lines (And if there’s more than you An-) ticipated, dreaming jaded, you wished upon a star that faded And everything you ever knew is frozen in time In a world far away Another time, another place There were those with words to say But life became a human race (Ready, set, go) This is the story of your life (And now you’re skipping to the end) Dying to read between the lines (And if there’s more than you An-) ticipated, dreaming jaded, you wished upon a star that faded And everything you ever loved is frozen in time I would kill everything new *This is the story of your life (And now you’re skipping to the end) Dying to read between the lines (And if there’s more than you An-) ticipated, flipping pages, clinging to a dream that faded And everything you ever knew is frozen in time Once upon a time Once upon a time ​ 10. Regift What do you think? What do you know? I’m on the brink of nobody knows And if they knew, would they care? I don’t know…I swear If we could be better than… We are now, then tell me when We all could be better then… Why don’t we all begin? Why do you think? Why do you know? If you could bring, more to the show You haven’t already brought it For me it’s always the re-gift If we could be better than… We are now, then tell me when We all could be better then… Why don’t we all begin? It’s too easy to think about yourself I’m just as guilty as everyone else But I’d like to try to be a better “me” for you Questioning why, is the worst thing that I could do If we could be better than… We are now, then tell me when We all could be better then… Why don’t we all begin? ​ 11. Lost We’re… Where? ​ 12. Blue Gray She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day Picking your battles Never seemed to be so hard Until you gave up life to punch the card But now she’s wondering Where she went wrong Always worried if I’m here writing her songs She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day Picking your friends Never seemed to be a chore They just showed up and told you what’s in store But one thing they forgot to mention to You was how they’d someday all be fighting you She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day She is blue gray She is blue gray Just fighting with herself every day ​ 13. Arms length Here we are, once again Trying to save it all Here we are, once again It’s what you want, it’s what we are It’s what we do if we see through Doin’ as much as we can do *Wrapping your arms around the world Wrapping your arms around the world There we were, years ago A picture can say what we all know There we were, years ago When all our dreams still gave us hope It’s what we do if we through Doin’ as much as we can do… *Wrapping your arms around the world Wrapping your arms around the world Here we are, once again Still trying *Wrapping your arms around the world Wrapping your arms around the world
  • Chris Donley-Sunshine (2011)
    1. Moonshine The shadow of the pen You see it crosses the page And meets with the edge of the paper Now ripe with age And what does it say to you? And what could it mean to you? It tells of a trek A hearty voyage That releases the unknown Locked out courage And what does it say to you? And what could it mean to you? ​ Does it shine for you? Is it blinding you? Is it a one of a kind for you? Or do you just skip ahead? To what you got was it all for all, or all for not? And what could I say to you? To make something mean something to you? And could it shine for you Could it be mine for you A one of a kind for you Or would you just turn the page? ​ 2. Hello to goodbye You looked so good tonight No one can take that from me Except maybe Father Time What a bastard he can be Because when you were young And when you were dumb it all came easily So now what do you do When getting what you choose seems to leave? But everyone’s gotta’ have a backup plan And no love could cuff, no love could cuff These two hands So goodbye to smiles Hello to goodbyes and miles Cuz these eyes don’t lie Hello to goodbye And you made me laugh tonight So hard I can’t breathe and if it’s the lasting times That you had with me Could make you say You appreciate Everything that is me So now what do you do When I’m still so confused I’m sorry But what happens when I don’t understand When you hate yourself so much That you can’t be a man ​ So goodbye to smiles Hello to goodbyes and miles Cuz these eyes don’t lie Hello to goodbye ​ Cuz no one will know Above or below How hard it is Just to go But if I don’t leave It’s the end of me And you know So goodbye to smiles Hello to goodbyes and miles Cuz these eyes don’t lie Hello to goodbye ​ 3. Farewell to old friends What could I say to make you believe in me? What could I say to make you NOT leave But it just happened again And I can’t prevent my own end So long clarity So long charity hello…goodbye…sobriety What could I do to just repay you? What could I do to just have some faith in you? But it just happens again And I can’t prevent my own end So long clarity So long charity hello…goodbye…sobriety 4. Thank you for you Johnny was a son of a banker Sometimes I’m a son of a bitch Who knows what Johnny really wanted I’d give a lot just to know what makes him tick But all I just want to know Is why he did it all for me And I know it’s hard to show But all I really want is to see what did you want to be when you grew up just like me? President, astronaut, fireman…any of these? Because when I asked it, you had no answer for me I just hope what you wanted worked out, cuz it did for me So thank you for you So now I’m a son of a banker I’m still just a son of a bitch..sometimes Who knows what I want now That’s what the question really is And all I just want to know Is if I do it all for me And I know it’s hard to show But all I really want is to say What did you want to be when you grew up just like me? Ball player, actor, teacher…any of these? Because when I asked it you had no answer for me I just hope what you wanted worked out, cuz it did for me So thank you for you ​ 5. Cancervive Being with me is a privilege, not a right If you don’t trust anyone, you can’t survive It’s kind of nice to still need someone For that smallest something But I don’t need you souvenirs and I don’t care anything About your deepest fears Cuz love’s the only four letter word that I won’t say So up until then, I’ll just be forced to say I’m sorry…But I can’t survive Falling tall just seems to be the hardest thing to do But you need me more than I need you But I’m only saving up for my own funeral But there’s no “fun” in funeral… Maybe there is Cuz love’s the only four letter word that I won’t say So up until then, I’ll just be forced to say I’m sorry…But I can’t survive If you wished you’d never be hurt, you’d never learn anything again But I warned you from the start to guard your heart Cuz I can’t survive 6. Thinking Big Where do you get off? Feeling the way you do Where do you get off? Havin’ that attitude If you want to attract success You’ll have to get it all off your chest 2 steps forward and 3 steps back Turn around if you prefer I’ll take 2 steps forward, you take 3 steps back Take 4 steps back to where you were How do you get turned on? If you turn on at all? Maybe if I sang a song You’d stop shutting up and talk But if you’re scared of showing it all There’s no sense in getting up at all 2 steps forward and 3 steps back Turn around if you prefer I’ll take 2 steps forward, you take 3 steps back Take 4 steps back to where you were 2 steps forward and 3 steps back Turn around if you prefer I’ll take 2 steps forward, you take 3 steps back Take 4 steps back to where you were 7. Fiddaliddleloop This mess is a place This house is not a home Never put all your eggs in one basket Cuz you’re counting your chickens before they’re all hatching and I’ve got mouths to pay And I’ve got bills to feed A razor and some bags Is all the inspiration I need ​ I’ve been paying off my friends To get the fuck away She gave the sweetest anarchist (kiss) Vitamin based apology ​ Fiddaliddleloop Feel a little loopy Trying to get there just as fast As you can just to slow down Walk, don’t run, take some time To stop and smell the roses and I’ve got mouths to pay And I’ve got bills to feed All I need is a razor and some bags Is all the inspiration I need ​ I’ve been paying off my friends To get the fuck away She gave the sweetest anarchist (kiss) Vitamin based apology ​ Fiddaliddleloop Feel a little loopy ​ 8. No Such Thing So you think you know the secrets of all the unknown Well, I think you’re wrong ​ Kill all that you’ve learned Kill all that you’ve burned ​ There’s no such thing As loving Someone with “all your heart’ So you think you know the secrets to the seeds we sow Well, I think you ‘re wrong again So you think you know the signs but when you stop, I go Because you’re wrong again Kill all that you’ve learned Kill all that you’ve burned ​ There’s no such thing As loving Someone with “all your heart’ But still you talk yourself into believing ​ There’s no such thing As loving Someone with “all your heart’ ​ 9. You might just think Just feeling that one thing Could make you turn right back again And though you might just think That you can’t start from the end I know it’s inside me Just need some help to pull it out And though you might just think That it’s too late for me now read my lips It’s not a gift from God, a gift from up above Read my wrists Don’t need a lift, a nod, or any reassurance ​ Cuz I’ve got what I’ve got And you are who I am not And I know what I know That this is heaven don’t go searching anymore Just seeing that one thing Could make you change all your beliefs And though you might just think That it’s so easy being me But I’ll tell you just one thing I’m tryin’ hard to understand And though you might just think It’s what it takes to be a man ​ Cuz I’ve got what I’ve got And you are who I am not And I know what I know That this is heaven don’t go searching anymore You might just think You know it all you’re sitting still While I’m standing tall You can’t see heaven Right before your eyes What you might think May be a big surprise ​ Cuz I’ve got what I’ve got And you are who I am not And I know what I know That this is heaven don’t go searching, don’t go searching anymore ​ 10. Bluewater It seemed just like it was a yesterday We’d wake up real late and look out at the waves And we’d dream that we could keep that moment there With deep breath, a shrug, a nod and only one care before we even knew The week had gone too soon So close your eyes again And let me take you back The sun would always know just when to sneak A ray or two on through the drapes with a peek And push the cobwebs from your eyes Out on the deck with a new day, a new surprise before we even knew The week had gone too soon So close your eyes again And let me take you back ​ I don’t ever want to come home The sun, the sand and I am having A conversation so leave us alone Leave us alone ​ before we even knew The week had gone too soon So close your eyes again And let me take, let me take you back ​ I don’t ever want to come home The sun, the sand, and I am having A conversation so leave us alone Leave us alone ​ 11. Real Estate You bought the bed and she made it She’s in your head and you hate it and you say “I don’t make a living, I’m just trying to live” A mistake is simply not forgiven But what you took is what I’d give All you had to do is not do what you did Cuz I’d rather be fooled by someone new Than to be fucked over again by you Really, how far can the apple fall? Lookin’ up, look out from the inside… You know the worm has seen it all and you say “I don’t make a living, I’m just trying to live” A mistake is simply not forgiven But what you took is what I’d give And he says “I don’t make a living…I’m just saving up” What you take is still not forgiven and probably never could I’m been curled up down here to get warm up there And I ask myself who develops the developers’ developments Is there just an empty place in the heart of those who were kind enough to care Is your heart for sale? I don’t make a living, I’m just trying to live A mistake is simply not forgiven But what you took is what I’d give And he says “I don’t make a living…I’m just saving up” What you take is still not forgiven and probably never could ​ 12. Sunshine And I never want to be a kid again But I don’t want to ever grow up And if I really said what I really meant There’d be no one here to pick it all up where did they go? where did they go? where did they go? They all did what they’re told where did they go? where did they go? where did they go? Who knows? And everywhere is a nice place to visit, yeah And the feeling of leaving, leaves me reeling, yeah For the next trip back if there is even one, yeah But I only want to see the sun, yeah where did it go? It’s just playing possum where did it go? where did it go? where did it go? No one knows No one knows…
  • Chris Donley-First Person Point of View (2007)
    First Person Point of View (2007) ​ 1. The Colonel (For Justina) Have you ever known real value? Has your face ever hurt from smiling? You know I have know real value So ignore me now if I’m crying *And I could of sworn if was you on the phone tonight Are you calling just to check on us down here? Was it a call to wake me out of my sleep tonight Are you helping me to see things way more clear? $Are you telling me I should keep an eye out? Are you smiling? Always smiling with your arm out? Throwing cards, aiming hard, go pick it U P I’ve been thinking that you’re viewing since the phone rang Is it nice where you are? Or are you here in our hearts? Have you seen me try to act hard? Tell me am I throwing away my card? *repeat $repeat Since that day I’ve been finding more Lincolns Is it you that’s been placing them there? But my head still hurts from thinking Maybe soon I’ll throw cards with you up there *repeat We miss you ​ 2. Dandelion One minute everything goes your way The next you’re forced to say to yourself Where is it that I went wrong? Can I retrace my steps or am I too far along? Too far along and I don’t belong Too far along *I wish there was a way that I could Change the word so you wouldn’t believe what I’d say From that minute the other day I somehow planted a weed, not a seed in your brain Now it’s taking root and it will consume every thought from you Because that’s just what I’d do It’s what I’d do But not to you *repeat I wish there was a way Now I’m taking root *repeat 3. Hold One hand washes the other On the other hand, you know it’s just like any other A back hand, a hand to hold, to hold the knife in On the other hand, it ends the life you had to begin with *no longer will I hold, hold you down No longer will I hold, what I’ve found No longer will I hold, hold you down As my fingers cross behind my back now One hand claps but sees the other silent On the other hand, it just sits there and covers ears for silence I’ll give you a hand as soon as the sign is lit for applause On the other hand, both hands come equipped with the sharpest claws *repeat *repeat ​ 4. Passion vs. Reason Passion still takes the place of reason My passion makes decisions, decisions made for all the reasons If only there was a scandal that would make me hard handle, I would Because if all of this was easy, you’d applaud just to please me if you could *but your hands are all tied and your tear ducts all dried You tell me you tried, but deep down you still lied For once I’m all alone in this place that’s not a home Where are you now? Do you really know what it means to be truly sad? I’d ask you about happiness but I know you know nothin’ ‘bout that Does makeup and blush make the real you hush when I say That I need to know the truth, the essence that is you kept away ​ *repeat $I need to concentrate on me It’s women, I know but it’s something I need You tell the truth when you’re drunk but not to me Define for me, your life…Because I need…Because I need…Because I need… Because I need… *repeat $repeat ​ 5. Sleepwalkers Only people who are awake Will be the ones to communicate And the people who are asleep Will be the ones that are envied *are you one of them? Are you one of them? Are you one of them? And if you are, will you be Able to reel ‘em in? With the bait that’s attention And will they relate to you? Like so many claim to do *repeat $Able to sleep at night? *repeat $Repeat 6. Hide and seek (Featuring Scott Paris) Where did everyone go? Where did everyone go? Why was I the last to know? Where did everyone go? *And why am I still trying To make everything work out? And why am I still trying? Won’t someone please just shut my mouth? Where did everyone go? Where did everyone go? Why was I the last the know? Where did everyone go? *repeat $And I’m still wondering why am I still here alone? And I’m still wondering where did everyone go? Where did everyone go? Where did everyone go? Why was I the last to know? Where did everyone go? $Repeat ​ 7. From me to you It’s all you took from me You gave that look to me But took it back from me I gave it in to you *what made you think that we could Last cuz you know we’re no good So here’s a card…from me Don’t think too hard…to you Meant what I said…from me Easily read…to you *repeat $From me to you We met too soon And you know it’s true From me to you In my words You deserve much better You took it all…from me I gave it all…to you So give it back…from me And here are the words…to you $Repeat ​ 8. I’m sorry…I don’t love you Do I love you? Let me count the ways I’ll tell you the answer But you’ll be amazed *cuz how could anyone not love you? I don’t know why How could anyone not love you? And why is it this guy? Do I love you? Let me count the ways Two letter word answer That’s not so easy to say *repeat $I’m sorry that I don’t love you Do I love you? Let me ignore the ways When I was above you I never heard you say How could anyone not love me? I don’t know why How could anyone not love me? I don’t know why $I’m sorry that I don’t love you ​ 9. Sellout ​ There’s too many steps to take Just push the button to the top At the top floor there’s hands to shake And then you’ll have to stop Creating what you live for Because now they know what to expect Dilating as you’re looking for the whore As you cash in your paycheck *thank you for everything $Now I know Yes, now I know why so many throw it away That’s why the smiles were faked Because they know deep down inside The years and trials would break Their backs but at least they tried Until they reached the point Of cutting corners for everyone of you But still each one of them knew That that day would come too soon Thank you for everything $Repeat You thought that you might miss your chance You wanted to lead, but if all else fails You at least wanted to dance $Repeat 10. Veins What conclusion do I compare confusion with What emotion do I create to cause commotion within? All the smallest cliques that I don’t fit in at all That’s okay…Because I have sin *and I think I have you all…again $But still you think you know me Still you have to show me With just words and action And give me satisfaction What direction should I take to avoid infection And if infected would you be there to sterilize my wound Cuz it’s been healed up shut for years to come…it’s stitches worn away Dissolved to nothing…though it’s nothing that was there anyway *and I think I have you all…again $Repeat So now what road to travel to make my life unravel more? Pick which exit I should I take to keep infection away And what to do if it follows through? Keep on lookin’ ahead Until I reach no more…end of road is born…dead end And I think I lost you all…again But still you thought you knew me You could see right through me All my words and action Gave no satisfaction ​ 11. Lost and Found Red ink makes you think how love is so cheap I’ve tried to cry myself to sleep I dozed right through the years you said were right She knows just how to live her life *Or so she claims The smiles faded away Lost and never found, there’s no one around Turn it upside down Red ink bleeds like me My ears…we heard everything My eyes had to see the truth Fake tears was the proof she needed…she needed *repeat Just ask me if I dove in too deep Because there’s no need to worry about me *Or so she claims The smiles faded away Lost and never found, there’s no one else around Turn it upside down 12. Hands I see you having a hard time Just keeping your head on straight I see you’re having a good time It just happens it’s way too late I see you’re having a rough time Seems that it’s hard to fake I see you’re having a great time Too bad it’s without me *and though you want to And though you need to And though you want to I still see… I see you’re struggling with time When it’s apart from me I see you keep dragging out time Just when you need to be I see you ignoring your time And just wanting time with me I see you disrupting all time Just when it’s getting hard to sleep *and though you want to And though you need to And though you want to I still see… $When it’s time to say goodbye It’s not as easy as the first time It’s not as easy as the last time It’s not as easy so goodbye I’ll see you in no time If that means turning back the hand We’ll change all the bad times If only you’d understand The happy and sad times Were few and far between I’ll just let it be my time If only it were that easy *and though you want to And though you need to And though you want to I still see… $When it’s time to say goodbye It’s not as easy as the first time It’s not as easy as the last time It’s not as easy so goodbye ​ 13. I told you so…
  • Critic City-Inhale The Future (2023)
    Critic City Inhale the future All music and lyrics by Critic City (except for Heathens by Tyler Joseph Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steve Simbeck at InDigital Studios Drums recorded by Cole Martinez criticcity.com The bigger the lie you only notice me when I’m not around been training all my life sleeping on the couch most of my friends don’t even know where I live ignored in prison with prison ignorance life isn’t the right environment for me the dark horse hanging with all the black sheep *I’ve never played in the graveyard never climbed to the sky, no the more people will believe it the bigger the lie I’m telling you the truth I’d rather be alone than to be ignored your cocksmanship helps put the “man” in manure you know you cannot kill that which doesn’t care when you’re elected as the king of nowhere repeat defenders have nightmares never told a crisis actor traveling a dark road *I’ve never played in the graveyard never climbed to the sky, no the more people will believe it the bigger the lie *I’ve never played in the graveyard never climbed to the sky, no the more people will believe it the bigger the lie Inward Kill I tried to keep busy, busy wouldn’t let me keep her around I tried to keep busy, so I wouldn’t go crazy this time around but it’s gonna’ happen you know it will but it’s gonna’ happen… this inward kill *what was it you said to me that I believed in you? if history will repeat, I’ll take a seat by you and no one else I tried to keep upbeat but beats were all you ever heard I tried to move my feet and try to keep up with all of the absurd but it’s gonna’ happen you know it will but it’s gonna’ happen… this inward kill *what was it you said to me that I believed in you? if history will repeat, I’ll take a seat by you and no one else and no one else no one’s left here anymore *what was it you said to me that I believed in you? if history will repeat, I’ll take a seat by you Sodium Pentathlon *Where were you going? Where will you hide? It’s not easy knowing when there is no guide *Where were you going? Where will you hide? from all the demons you’ve been dreaming to life no peace from anything no sleep could ever bring the “real me” or so you say that’s breaking on the 10th day there’s still time for you to run *Where were you going? Where will you hide? It’s not easy knowing when there is no guide *Where were you going? Where will you hide? from all the demons you’ve been dreaming to life you know me you think you do below me my future tomb so sorry for everything dont’t worry about anything let’s not pretend this is the end *Where were you going? Where will you hide? It’s not easy knowing when there is no guide *Where were you going? Where will you hide? from all the demons you’ve been dreaming to life the “dyer’s” situation is dire get on your lies break all the ties sodium pentathlon go on and run run from love *Where were you going? Where will you hide? It’s not easy knowing when there is no guide *Where were you going? Where will you hide? from all the demons you’ve been dreaming to life Warning labels (are just suggestions) I’ll be pushing the boulder up the same exact hill pass the plate for collection…same church, different pew no longer buying the farm-renting or leasing will do less harm everyone’s an athiest up until the shooting starts a little guilt goes a long way make a quilt if you have something say you forgot one thing, to pay your dues to get into the human race to only belong to the ages would be a greater fate than death as we used to turn the pages now we only try to impress *How many “Likes” can I get? How do I kill my regret? I think warning labels are just suggestions *How many “Likes” can I get? How do I kill my regret? I think warning labels are just suggestions I’m not chosen, I’m forgotten you can only be so impressed with your own achievements before they kill you *How many “Likes” can I get? How do I kill my regret? I think warning labels are just suggestions *How many “Likes” can I get? How do I kill my regret? I think warning labels are just suggestions warning labels are untold fables How many likes can I get? I’m not chosen, I’m forgotten Heathens All my friends are heathens, take it slow Wait for them to ask you who you know Please don't make any sudden moves You don't know the half of the abuse All my friends are heathens, take it slow Wait for them to ask you who you know Please don't make any sudden moves You don't know the half of the abuse Welcome to the room of people Who have rooms of people that they loved one day Docked away Just because we check the guns at the door Doesn't mean our brains will change from hand grenades You'll never know the psychopath sitting next to you You'll never know the murderer sitting next to you You'll think, "How'd I get here, sitting next to you?" But after all I've said, please don't forget All my friends are heathens, take it slow Wait for them to ask you who you know Please don't make any sudden moves You don't know the half of the abuse We don't deal with outsiders very well They say newcomers have a certain smell You have trust issues, not to mention They say they can smell your intentions You'll never know the freak show sitting next to you You'll have some weird people sitting next to you You'll think "How did I get here, sitting next to you?" But after all I've said, please don't forget All my friends are heathens, take it slow Wait for them to ask you who you know Please don't make any sudden moves You don't know the half of the abuse All my friends are heathens, take it slow (watch it) Wait for them to ask you who you know (watch it) Please all my friends are heathens, take it slow (watch it) Wait for them to ask you who you know Why'd you come? You knew you should have stayed I tried to warn you just to stay away And now they're outside ready to bust It looks like you might be one of us Songwriters: Tyler Joseph Heathens lyrics © Fueled By Music Inc., Tempo Tyler Joseph Pub Constant-Deceased you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change you know it’s so I know it’s so if you know what leads you and what holds you back you can choose the needs-you wisdom chose the path you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change embrace the change if you know what feeds you, you won’t bite the hand to be true with virtue, you can take a stand you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change X3 what you are today are the thoughts of yesterday can you accept that we all have to change? what you are today are the thoughts of yesterday can you accept that we all have to change? you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change you know everything everything changes nothing remains without change everything we believe will have to change everything we believe will have to change everything we believe Bed Rest is boring Healthy as a horse but sick as a dog cut the tree down at the source now you only have a log *You only cut me down inside all day, I want out Lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas cut off the paws, and leaves from the trees *You only cut me down inside all day, I want out And now, you know how it feels Bed rest is boring Deprecipes a groom that sleeps means a bride that weeps sitting at home making “De-precipes” a cup full of sorrow will help you believe that you can cook up something to bereave *Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone look at me!” Thoughts and prayers are with you Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone feel for me!” I know that it’s hard to get through after you found that you wanted the ring you would become the flea market queen a pinch of salt will just add to the dead eating the body, yet he loathes the bread *Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone look at me!” Thoughts and prayers are with you Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone feel for me!” I know that it’s hard get through *Let’s pretend we’re grieving!” *Let’s pretend we’re grieving!” *Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone look at me!” Thoughts and prayers are with you Let’s pretend we’re grieving, everyone feel for me!” I know that it’s hard get through *Let’s pretend we’re grieving!” *Let’s pretend we’re grieving!” Exhale the past *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution when you got 1 eye, you gotta’ lead with confidence born with the “devil’s gene”, no one is innocent fake princes life a whisper from empty closed eyed kiss my hell is someone’s heaven-lipstick Jesus/Devil bliss he’d bitch if you hung him with a new rope he’d bitch *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution The only thing we have in common is me go on and watch the lions eating just to entertain times don’t change at all, the masses love to see the pain now the one’s before who felt it wear the lion’s mane proving if there was a God he never would create liberty dies with their applause and sharpening of claws *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution The only thing we have in common is me they’re mistaking kindness for weakness again inhale the future, exhale the past the only thing we have in common is me liberty dies with their applause *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution *If you have a problem for every solution I’ll just have to solve ‘em before the revolution Weeping Willow The earth has given way I think that she’s got something to say I wish I might, I wish I may wake up to see another day The weeping willow ain’t crying no more she’s hardly breathing for us anymore are we preparing ourselves for a war? I don’t think this is what she’s asking for When one door closes a coffin opens The earth has given way The earth has given way I think that she’s got something to say The weeping willow ain’t crying no more she’s hardly breathing for us anymore are we preparing ourselves for a war? I don’t think this is what she’s asking for I can’t breathe at all quarantine for all I can’t breathe at all quarantine for all (can’t breathe) The weeping willow ain’t crying no more she’s hardly breathing for us anymore are we preparing ourselves for a war? I don’t think this is what she’s asking for I can’t breathe at all quarantine for all
  • Critic City-Going Dizzy (Single-2021)
    Track List: 1. Going Dizzy (Brand New War version) 2. Sink or run (Brand New War version) 3. Going Dizzy (Acoustic version) 4. Sink or Run (Acoustic version) 5. Physical (Dua Lipa cover)
  • Critic City-My Charity (Single-2021)
    Track List: 1. My Charity (Brand New War Version) 2. Letters (Brand New War version) 3. My Charity (Acoustic version) 4. Letters Acoustic version) 5. Caribbean Queen (Billy Ocean cover)
  • Critic City-Brand New War (EP 3-2020)
    1. Latency it’s been slowing us all down but I’m too nervous for breakdowns been waiting for the new put down but I’ll be plugging my ears now why should I please stand by? *we’ve been waiting for the brand new day that we can just do all the things that we had dreamed that we planned not yet it’s been stalling us all now but yet we still don’t quite know how how we ever did allow but we’ll make it out somehow why should I please stand by? *we’ve been waiting for the brand new day that we can just do all the things that we had dreamed that we planned born too late X2 we were born too late born too late it’s not my fault…no it’s not my fault why should I please stand by? *we’ve been waiting for the brand new day that we can just do all the things that we had dreamed that we planned born too late ​ 2. Letters I’m writing these letters again I’m writing these letters I’ll never send for you my for you my friend (there’s nothing else to say you wouldn’t listen anyway) there’s nothing that I’ve said that should be said again so much I haven’t said that I now regret if only I have the time to X3 say just what I meant I’m writing these letters again I’m writing these letters I’ll never send for you my for you my friend there’s nothing that I’ve said that should be said again so much I haven’t said that I now regret if only I have the time to X3 say just what I meant Steal it again to say it again I’m writing these letters again I’m writing these letters I’ll never send 3. My Charity what would you like to do on this beggar’s evening now? what would you like to do? Could you steal the heart from someone else? from somebody else but me…please, please, please from somebody else but me…could you steal? could you steal? I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now, now, now I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now blood from a turnip turn tips to blood where do we go now? X2 locked up tight mock the buy credit’s high rate is nigh I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now, now, now I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now my charity skimmin’ the till with overfill X2 I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now, now, now I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now, now, now my charity I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now, now, now *I’ve given all I can it never will be enough I’ve given all I can…now my charity 4. Going Dizzy turn around again like you did before and we’ll begin this brand new war turn around again like you did back then and we’ll re-arm like we’ve always been where were we going? why did we try? where were we going? I don’t know why why were we going dizzy? Going if you’re tired and far from home look inside, you know you’re not alone but if you like, you should know that I’m here for you if you ever feel that you need to go turn around again it’s like you were never gone and we’ll all begin…you said it’s said to come back home turn around again you said so many times before Going… if you’re tired and far from home look inside, you know you’re not alone but if you like, you should know that I’m here for you if you ever feel that you need to go Going dizzy again (you know you’re going dizzy again) you’re going dizzy again (you know you’re going dizzy again) I just keep spinnin’ around you just keep spinnin’ around but if you’re tired and far from home look inside, you know you’re not alone but if you like, you should know that I’m here for you if you ever feel that you need to go if you’re tired and far from home look inside, you know you’re not alone but if you like, you should know that I’m here for you if you ever feel that you need to go ​ 5. Sink or Run If no one gets out of here alive why have we all been wasting our time? who would’ve thought those years ago we’d see the death of all we’d know x2 I’m going’ back to the drawing board to come up with what cannot be ignored repeat it’s time to sink or run…sink or run how did we let it happen…should we have known? how did we let it happen…those years ago? who would’ve thought those years ago we’d see the death of all we know we’d see the death of rock ’n roll repeat ​ 6. Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles cover
  • Critic City-REcoiled (Single-2020)
    Track List: 1. Honor Amongst Thieves (In the silence there's a sound version) 2. REcoiled (In the silence there's a sound version) 3. Without me (Halsey cover) 4. Honor Amongst Thieves (Acoustic version) 5. REcoiled (Acoustic version)
  • Critic City-Quid Pro Quo (Single-2020)
    Track Listing: 1. Quid Pro Quo (In the silence there's a sound version) 2. Quid Pro Quo (Acoustic version) 3. Let Go (Acoustic version) 4. Blinding Lights (The Weeknd cover) 5. Quid Pro Quo (Video jazz version)
  • Critic City-In the silence there's a sound (EP 2) (2019)
    1. Honor Amongst Thieves what’s your stereotype? I wanna’ hear everything I can what’s your love life like? and does it come with a pension plan? what are your thoughts like now? are they still stuck on repeat? still connecting the dots to a game that you can’t beat but you’ll keep on trying while your honesty’s dying it’s honor amongst thieves honor amongst thieves it’s the fool who still believes in honor amongst thieves, you know it’s me what’s your best way out? how many doors have been slammed in your face? without reasonable doubt i’ll always be your best disgrace what are your thoughts like now? are they still stuck on repeat? still connecting the dots to a game that you can’t beat but you’ll keep on trying while your honesty’s dying it’s honor amongst thieves honor amongst thieves it’s the fool who still believes in honor amongst thieves, you know it’s me no honor anymore X2 what could I ask for? no honor anymore honor amongst thieves it’s honor amongst thieves honor amongst thieves it’s the fool who still believes in honor amongst thieves, you know it’s me you know it’s me ​ Quid Pro Quo yet still I know your eyes give you away yet still I know it’s just your way to say yet still I know you can think for yourself yet still I know what you want and I can tell c’mon, c’mere, the coast is clear, don’t be so shy no need to fear, c’mon, c’mere, I’m not like those other guys c’mon, c’mere, you know you like me, I know it’s true just like that, now I can teach you yet still I know you’re not that innocent yet still I know I thought this is what you meant yet still I know how to pick alibis yet still I know, let’s just go on with our lives repeat chorus you know…that you brushed me on my way by you know…that you gave me the eye repeat chorus you love to shake and show all the girlies hate you so reverse how the story goes to turn around the quid pro quo ​ Let Go it’s hard not to dwell on the past when you would go change the path if you could only go back you’d pick the moment that’s now at hand !it’s better to travel well than to arrive it can get better still, so let’s take a drive out on the open road still with no place to go why was I never told? this is something I should’ve known out on the open road still with no place to go why was I never told? I should’ve known it long ago but they kept it a secret from me you kept it a secret because you were scared I’d leave better one thing that can bring you peace than a thousand empty things what if we became just what we think? then maybe we all will win it’s better to travel well than to arrive it can get better still, so let’s take a drive out on the open road still with no place to go why was I never told? this is something I should’ve known out on the open road still with no place to go why was I never told? I should’ve known it long ago but they kept it a secret from me you kept it a secret because you were scared I’d leave all that we are is the result of what we have thought X2 so let’s go X2 so let go X2 ​ REcoiled last night told everything about my life I can ask you all your favorite place to go but when the question comes around my answer won’t be found because no one asked me no one cared to know just what I think no one ever has no one ever asked this conversation now is over I’ll be absent, far removed away from nowhere this conversation now is over I’ll be fine, hangin’ out with my new hangover last night told everything about my life I can ask you all your very favorite things but when the question comes around I’m left out of the crowd but that’s alright…that’s alright with me but in the silence there’s a sound and the walls, it will tear down in the past, we always acted like we cared still here lyin’ on the ground naked king still has his crown this conversation now is over I’ll be absent, far removed away from nowhere this conversation now is over I’ll be fine hangin’ out with my new hangover could you act like you cared? just one moment to spare? this conversation now is over… this conversation now is over I’ll be absent, far removed away from nowhere this conversation now is over I’ll be fine hangin’ out with my new hangover ​ War Dodger where you going, Insane? we’re still playing your old games moving pieces for your sake it’s hard to be real when you’re fake me of little faith in my employer if you put “war” in “warrior” I could’ve found a better way or maybe found a better war to stay away from x2 now who you talking to these days? just people that decide who stays repeat repeat now I could’ve stayed away from you x4 repeat I could’ve stayed away from you x4 6. We built this city (Starship cover)​
  • Critic City-Cliff Diver (Single-2019)
    Track list: 1. Cliff Diver (Four Chambers or Six verson) 2. Bad Guy (Billie Eilish cover) 3. Cliff Diver (Acoustic version)
  • Critic City-Shoulders (Single-2019)
    Track list: 1. Shoulders (Four chambers or six version) 2. Into You (Ariana Grande' cover) 3. Shoulders (Acoustic version) 4. Into you (Ariana Grande acoustic cover)
  • Critic City-Four chambers or six (EP1-2019)
    1. Arson of a bitch we know who set the fire… everyone of you we know who let the liars… kill the truth and now it won’t be long to feel the new decay and now it won’t be long this fire burns away everything that we ever loved everything that we’d ever hate now we blame arson of a bitch…you know it’s me no more hiding…from… x2 we know who set the fire… everyone of you why’d you have to kill? repeat repeat lit up now now we blame repeat 2. Shoulders how many times could I try to lie and say I’m alive? how many times should I keep up this act and try? with the weight of the world up on my shoulders I should have told her x2 goodbye how many times should I keep to myself my war cry? how many times could I when I could simplify? goodbye to everyone goodbye 3. Heart Roulette what you think and what you know are not the same but you can’t let go of what you think that what you know can’t be the same but it will show X2 four chambers or six if you take the heart, I’ll take the risk behind these eyes you’ll realize that behind these lies you’ll despise of what you think that what you know can’t be the same but it will show X2 repeat chorus you’ve got to get it all out but you’ve been running your mouth you have to get it all out but that’s not what you’re about X2 ​ repeat chorus ​ 4. Hostage you drank the potion to feel the motion if you get in, you’re never getting out laid to rest or getting laid just to rest the unabashed name tag whore now Jesus didn’t know the year, it’s not who said it first but who said it loud enough to pierce your ears if you’ve got something to sell me why don’t you just tell me so that I can switch? if you’ve got something to show me act like you still know me, make me your hostage you put a dollar in the change machine but nothing ever changes no one’s at the missing person’s office and the dog with no hair tells you what mange is the dog trained the scientist by having him ring the bell we’ve allotted one day for training walking tall on your eggshells Jesus didn’t know the year, it’s not who said it first but who said it loud enough to pierce your ears if you’ve got something to sell me why don’t you just tell me so that I can switch if you’ve got something to show me act like you still know me, make me your hostage Come on and release me 5.Cliff Diver buckle up, get yourselves strapped in knuckle grip all the way to the end hold on for the ride turn it up till you can’t even hear don’t look back we’re the only ones here let’s fly…let’s dive can you see me go? where I’ll end up who knows I just know I’m never coming back to you can you see us go? where we’ll end up, who knows we just know we’re never coming back to you pedal down till you push through the floor metal drowns when the road is no more we’re goin’ on for the ride flying’ high, no need for no wings gorgeous night, let it out go and sing until they have to hear us *repeat chorus and we’re taking off we’re leaving now we’re making off with a dollar amount of nothing cuz we don’t need anything from anyone anywhere…anymore 6. Livin’ on the edge (Aerosmith Cover) ​
  • LoveLag-1 (2020)
    LoveLag 1 Show Business music and lyrics: Chris Donley without the business, there’s no show I guess I have no business so maybe I should go without the business, there’s no show I’m still confused why I took this role some people get a little lost along the way everything I’ve created somehow gets taken away now diagnosed with syndrome K gives me just enough to keep them away the stakes go up when the mistakes get rough you’re now importing China in a bull shop longing for the short work week dirty elbows ruin clean sheets without the business, there’s no show I guess I have no business so maybe I should go without the business, there’s no show I’m still confused why I took this role no life guard now at the gene pool it seems that even now, summer’s cruel scoff-lawyers make decisions for everyone else with precision if you decide to take a wife keep the receipt for a better buy the coupon’s only good when she decides through your nose or on your finger tight without the business, there’s no show I guess I have no business so maybe I should go without the business, there’s no show I’m still confused why I took this role I’ll be taking the social path I’ll be faking the social path this momentary bliss is a stalemate silent protest nemesis…a dui the next day without the business, there’s no show I guess I have no business so maybe I should go without the business, there’s no show I’m still confused why I took this role ​ Swine music and lyrics: Chris Donley the funeral home has a measuring tape the statute allows statutory rape having the cash is so hard on the kids the invalids now are just invalid measure twice, but the bad people once pay with the hell card and have yourself a morose overdose if I had your money, I’d burn mine rolling in mud, show the pearls to the swine failing to prepare is preparing to fail now I’ll pack my bags for the guilt trip and bail I hate losing more than I love winning if everyone knew the pentagram is slimming everyone I know just wastes another Sunday I’m calling God on all his past loans the interest adds up now so pay if I had your money, I’d burn mine rolling in mud, show the pearls to the swine ​ I’m Yesterday music and lyrics: Chris Donley I’m just a lifeguard going off the deep end I’m just a mailman with no letters to send I’m just a bone ready to break because I will not bend no reason to start because I’m already at the end remember when death was entertainment for us yesterday? I’m just a cowboy riding into someone’s no-horse town I’m just the fingers left to crack from all your hand-me-downs I’m just the prince in all your fine prints glossy magazines I’m just the farmer who got swindled for some magic beans remember when death was entertainment for us yesterday? I’m yesterday and though it’s noble for you to say it’s past the point of global…and things will never change remember when death was entertainment for us yesterday? I’m yesterday ​ Every Generation Got It’s Own Disease (originally by Fury in the Slaughterhouse…additional lyrics by Chris Donley lyrics reprinted with permission) the more we take, the less we give that’s the modern way to live someone says “live fast, die young but the time runs always faster, son diseases come, diseases go welcome to the final show let’s shake hands with plastic gloves and watch out for the last white doves and believe me baby every generation got it’s own disease I’ve got mine so help me please think that’ I’m too young to die loved that world, so we say goodbye change the staff, pollute the air dismiss the doctors, just use prayer use the best words, keep talkin’ tough when will we say enough’s enough? and believe me baby every generation got it’s own disease I’ve got mine so help me please ​ Missing Music by Cole Martinez Lyrics by Chris Donley I looked up a the sky today could’ve sworn I heard you say “Come on up, it’s time to play… what do you have better to do?” I think I’ll maybe I think I’ll maybe stay give me just one more lifetime to try finally on the right line this time, but thanks for the sign I’m feeling good I’m feeling fine thanks for the invitation it really meant a lot to me save me the reservation at least I rsvp’d I think I’ll maybe I think I’ll maybe stay give me just one more lifetime to try finally on the right line this time, but thanks for the sign you know I’ve been missing you for some time give me just one more lifetime to try finally on the right line this time, but thanks for the sign
  • LoveLag-Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream" (2024)
    1. Cherub Rock Freak out and give in Doesn't matter what you believe in Stay cool and be somebody's fool this year Cause they know who is righteous, what is bold So I'm told Who wants honey As long as there is some money Who wants that honey Hipsters unite Come align for the big fight to rock for you But beware all those angels with there wings glued on Cause deep down We are frightened and we are scared If you don't stare Who wants honey As long as there is some money Who wants that honey Let me out Let me out Let me out Let me out Tell me all of your secrets Can I help but believe this is true Tell me all of your secrets I know I know I know should have listened when I was told Who wants honey As long as there is some money Who wants that honey Let me out Let me out Let, let me out Let, let me out 2. Quiet Quiet I am sleeping in here I need a little hope For years I've been sleeping Helpless, couldn't tell a soul Be ashamed of the mess you've made My eyes never forget You see behind me Silent Metal mercies Castrate Boys to the bone Jesus, are you listening up there To anyone at all We are the fossils, relics of our time Mutilate the meanings, so they're easy to deny Be ashamed of the mess you've made My eyes never forget You see behind me Quiet quiet I am sleeping Quiet quiet I am sleeping Quiet I don't trust you I can't hear you Be ashamed of the mess you've made My eyes never forget You see behind me You see behind me the grace of falling snow Cover up everything you know Come save me from the awful sound..of nothing 3. Today Today is the greatest day I 've ever kown Can't live for tomorrow, tomorrow's much too long I burn my eyes out Before I get out I wanted more than life could ever grant Bored by the chore of saving face Today is the greatest day I have ever known Can't wait for tomorrow, I might not have that long I'll tear my heart out Before I get out Pink ribbon scars that never forget I've tried so hard to cleanse these regrets My angel wings were bruised and restrained My belly stings Today is, today is Today is the greatest day that I have ever known I want to turn you on I want to turn you round I want to turn you on I want to turn you Today is the greatest Today is the greatest day Today is the greatest day that I have ever known 4. Hummer Faith lies in the ways of sin I chased the charms but I don't want them anymore And in their eyes I was alive, a fool's disguise Shame my tongue, fat with promise all along But when I woke up from that sleep I was happier than I'd ever been When you decide that your life is a prize Renew and revive It's alright honey It's alright, yeah Happiness will make you wonder Will I feel ok It scares the disenchanted Far away Yeah, I want something new But what am I supposed to do about you Yeah, I love you, it's true Life's a bummer When you're a hummer Life's a drag Ask yourself a question Anyone but me I ain't free Ask yourself a question Anyone but me I ain't free Do you feel Love is real 5. Rocket Bleed in your own light Dream of your own life I miss me I miss everything I'll never be I torch my soul to show the world that I am pure Deep inside my heart No more lies A crown of thorns, an image formed deformed The mark I've borne, a mark of scorn to you Consume my love devour my hate Only powers my escape The moon is out the stars invite I think I'll leave tonight So that soon I'll find myself alone To relax and fade away Do you know what's coming down Do you know I couldn't stay free? I shall be free I shall be free I shall be free I shall be free free Free as the voices It's all I need I shall be free I shall be free 6. Disarm Disarm you with a smile And cut you like you want me to Cut that little child Inside of me and such a part of you I used to be a little boy So old in my shoes And what I choose is my choice What's a boy supposed to do The killer in me is the killer in you My love, I send this smile over to you Disarm you with a smile And leave you like they left me here To wither in denial The bitterness of one who's left alone I used to be a little boy So old in my shoes And what I choose is my voice What's a boy supposed to do The killer in me is the killer in you My love, I send this smile over to you The killer in me is the killer in you Send this smile over to you The killer in me is the killer in you Send this smile over to you The killer in me is the killer in you Send this smile over to you 7. Soma Nothing left to say And all I've left to do Is run away from you And she led me up, down With secrets I can't keep Close your eyes and sleep Don't wait up for me Hush now don't you speak To me Wrap my hurt in you And took my shelter in that pain The opiate of blame is you broken heart, your heart So I'm all by myself As I've always felt I'll betray my tears To anyone caught in our ruse of fools One last kiss for me...yeah One last kiss good night Didn't want to lose you once again Didn't want to be your friend Fulfill a promise made of tears And crawled back to you Now I'm all by myself As I've always felt And I'll betray myself To anyone, anyone but you So let the sadness come again On that you can depend on me Until the bitter, bitter end When good sleeps in bliss And I'm all by myself As I've always felt And I'll betray myself To anyone 8. Geek USA Lover lover let's pretend were born as innocents Cast into the world with apple eyes To wish wish dangerous My dear delirious To try and leave the rest of us behind Shot full of diamonds And a million years The disappointed disappear As if they were never here Kiss kiss all of this The hiss that we had missed And understand what can't be understood Sear those thoughts of me Alone and unhappy I never liked me anyway If by chance or circumstance We should fall, don't be too sad Shot full of diamonds and a million years The disappointed disappear like they were never here In a dream We are connected Siamese twins At the wrist That's when I knew we had been forsaken Expelled from paradise I can't believe them when they say it's alright Words can't define what I feel inside Who needs them? Caught with this virus on my mind I give into my disease, the disease of my needs To my disease, of my needs She really loves to break Her dad says its ok She really loves to break And give it all away Her mom says she's a fake What more can she be She really needs to break And give us all away She gave it all away She gave it all away She gave it all away To be in love in usa 9. Mayonnaise Fool enough to almost be it Cool enough to not quite see it Doomed Pick you pockets full of sorrow And run away with me tomorrow June We'll try and ease the pain But somehow we'll feel the same Well no one knows Where our secrets go I send a heart to all my dearies When your life is so so dreary Dream I'm rummored to the straight and narrow While the harlots of my perils Scream And I fail But when I can, I will Try to understand That when I can, I will Mother weep the years I'm missing All our time can't be given Back Shut my mouth and strike the demons That cursed you and your reasons Out of hand and out of season Out of love and out of feeling so Bad When I can, I will Words defy the plans When I can, I will Fool enough to almost be it And fool enough to not quite see it And old enough to always feel this Always old, I'll always feel this No more promise no more sorrow No longer will I follow Can anybody hear me I just want to be me When I can, I will Try to understand That when I can, I will 10. Spaceboy Feel it Break your bones Mr. Jones Taste me As I bleed Taste my need And spaceboy I've missed you Spinnin round my head Any way you choose me You'll break instead Watch me Death defy Defile my life I don't need I don't care Please I want to go home I want to go home I want to go home I want to go home Cause when a lover aches That's when a lover breaks I want to go home I want to go home And spaceboy they'll kill me Before I'm dead and gone And anyway they choose me We won't belong And anyway you choose me We won't belong We won't belong We won't belong We won't belong We won't belong 11. Silverfuck I hear your winter I hear you rain I've failed your summer ways And I feel no pain I hear what you are and I feel no pain I hear what you are and I feel no pain I hear you fade away and I hear you crawl I gave my life away And I feel no pain And I feel no pain And I feel no pain And I feel your pain And she was my lover so sweet And she was my angel And what I've recovered of me I put into a box underneath my bed When you lie in your bed And you lie to yourself When you lie in your bed And you lie to yourself Bang bang you're dead hole in your head Bang bang you're dead hole in your head Bang bang you're dead hole in your head Bang bang you're dead hole in your head I hear what you are and I feel no pain I hear what you are and I feel no pain 12. Sweet sweet Sweet sweet sweet sweet little agony I don't know just where you've been But I'll take take take all that you have for me in sin Where are we going? And they all want you to change And they all want you to change And the sad sad sad faces drown in this town Where are we going? And they all want you to change Where are we going? And they all want you to change Where are we going? 13. Luna What moon songs do you sing your babies What sunshine do you bring Who belongs Who decides who's crazy Who rights wrongs where others cling I'll sing for you if you want me to I'll give to you And it's a chance I'll have to take And it's a chance I'll have to break I go along just because I'm lazy I go along to be with you And those moon songs that you sing your babies Will be the songs to see you thru I'll hear your song if you want me to I'll sing along And it's a chance I'll have to take And it's a chance I'll have to break I'm in love with you I'm in love with you I'm in love with you I'm in love with you So in love I'm in love with you I'm in love with you I'm in love with you So in love I'm in love with you I'm so in love I'm in love with you
  • French Donkey-Make Gold (2017)
    1. All the way This gasoline trail this waiting disaster tired to railroad rail only a matchstrike fail could keep us from blowing apart so follow it back to the start all the way take it all the way take it all the way back to you There’s a hole in the plot a missing piece of the story that the author forgot and like it or not you will never make it whole you never had that kind of control all the way take it all the way take it all the way back to you all the way take it all the way take it all the way back to you all the way take it all the way take it all the way back to you ​ 2. dead end scene one line in and the crowd’s half gone you can already tell this ain’t a radio song I don’t wanna hear lines that might force me to think think I’ll take this time to step in line for a drink give it ten years and you’ll see what I mean livin’ a lie instead of livin’ the dream No I don’t know the score to the game I don’t recognize your favorite player’s name in fact I think that it’s a shame to see that this is a grown man’s fantasy give it ten years and you’ll see what I mean livin’ a lie instead of livin’ the dream paid in cheap drinks to be a jukebox machine in a desolate dead end sports bar scene give it ten years and you’ll see what I mean livin’ a lie instead of livin’ the dream paid in cheap drinks to be a jukebox machine in a desolate dead end sports bar scene 3. back when you give it all up you got nothing to lose so give up with me cuz I got nothing to use I’ll be too high to die or maybe too low to go when I’m lyin’ face down, you’ll finally see hope float I went out for a pack of smokes and never came back…whoah I met a hooker with a heart of gold but she had a heart attack…whoah…whoah When you’re livin’ it up the thoughts are farther from you just keep on filling’ my cup and let me booze with the blues I’ll just be sober enough or maybe too drunk to care but when you’ve had enough, you’ll see me still go nowhere I went out for a pack of smokes and never came back…whoah I met a hooker with a heart of gold but she had a heart attack…whoah…whoah Everyone says play it by ear but they never have the right notes Everyone says “This is your year”, but what do they really know? What do they know? I went out for a pack of smokes and never came back…whoah I met a hooker with a heart of gold but she had a heart attack…whoah…whoah Whoah…whoah 4. enough money with enough money, you could look just like a supermodel you could have them reduce you by half put the excess you in tiny jars process you to make soap bars, yes you could…oh with enough money, you could pay a seventh alimony cuz you might get it right next time around and you could afford the child support so why not have a dozen more if you could…oh with enough money, you could be a covert superhero have a butler and all of those fancy toys until the weight of what you’ve done makes the whole thing not much fun yes it would…oh and you don’t have to be ashamed anyone would do the same if they could…oh with enough money you could be the next pop singer idol you could make them take away every wrong note and give you lines for up your nose and a wardrobe of designer clothes yes, they would…oh until all the tabloids give you hell and make you want to kill yourself and you would…oh I’m not tryin’ to pass the blame but you can keep it just the same yes, you could…oh ​ 5. borderline Got no reason or rhyme but I like life on the borderline I’ve got time but I like life on the borderline I’ll be just fine but I like life on the borderline I’ll be fine, but I like life on the borderline You’re neurotic, borderline psychotic but that must be the reason we get on so well lately, I’ve been listless…borderline lethargic but even tired eyes have a story to tell Got no reason or rhyme but I like life on the borderline I’ve got time but I like life on the borderline I’ll be just fine but I like life on the borderline I’ll be fine, but I like life on the borderline you paint a picture using other people’s language cave drawing like a savage using all of the space in an empty room I saw you drop the A-bomb, then survey the damage first responder to the wreckage, how you planned it Got no reason or rhyme but I like life on the borderline I’ve got time but I like life on the borderline I’ll be just fine but I like life on the borderline I’ll be fine, but I like life on the borderline and if I should just up and run, who would be enemy no. 1? least wanted isn’t as much fun but is this fun? call the army, priests, police and lawyers visionaries and and voyeurs take me with you, get me out of here Got no reason or rhyme but I like life on the borderline I’ve got time but I like life on the borderline I’ll be just fine but I like life on the borderline I’ll be fine, but I like life on the borderline ​ 6. do gooder with regret and still in debt I am no good to you with a heart that falls apart like it’s held by stale glue It’s not fair, when I dare to ask of you But I swear, I can do gooder soon...ohhh The Second verse is worser than the first and I’m afraid My diction’s been afflicted by the monster I portray...oooh But I swear, that I care when I say to you that I’m here but not all there but I’ll do gooder soon oooh It’s not fair, when I dare to ask of you But I swear, that I can do gooder soon But I can’t compare to others who Bravely stare down danger and sooner good do 7. ride along Where you goin’, hop on in X2 no need to tell me where you’ve been Where you goin’, hop on in no need to tell me where you’ve been it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along Think I’ll just ride alone where we goin’ now that you’re in? X2 it could be no “why, what, where, when”. where we goin’ now that you’re in? it could be no “why, what, where, when”. it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along a ride along it’s a ride along Think I’ll just ride alone I don’t care where we’re going as long as you’re there with me (Oh, whoah, whoah, ho) I don’t care where we’re going as long as you’re there with me I think I’ll just ride alone ​ 8. anti-bionic There were days when we didn’t feel so small and your friends were always at the mall and you didn’t even need to call cuz it was safe to assume they would be there and we didn’t seem to care what we should or should not wear you were always pretty such a pity I have become Anti-bionic can’t tell you apart from you phone I have become anti-robotic so many likes but you’re so alone the apocalypse has begun it’s social media there were nights when we’d meet at the truck stop just to sit and just to talk a cup of coffee was enough it did not rob you of your virtue I have become anti-bionic and you’ll never leave your home I have become anti-robotic and you’ve been leading the attack of the clones Jesus will come back if you forward his image enough Anti-bionic Anti-robotic Anti-Bionic Anti-Robotic the apocalypse has begun it’s social media ​ 9. errlooms cellar beware in the autumn years you sell all your fears and fight off the tears *I give you all my doubts, my faults, my debts, my flaws, I give you all weakness is strong when you get it wrong when you don’t belong, a swan with no song *I give you all my doubts, my faults, my debts, my flaws…voices in my skull my ghost in your halls…I give you all *I give you all my doubts, my faults, my debts, my flaws…voices in my skull my ghost in your halls…I give you all ​ 10. ashes so many people have walked on the graves and not even known it look through the peephole, you shocked all the slaves to try and postpone it but the curtain’s coming down and you can’t control it...it’s certain up till now, why try to console it? ashes to ashes and my dust to dust till we all fall down pass on the passion, but my trust’s a must till we all fall down if the next life’s comin’ round you know I won’t be found interest in conflicts ain’t a conflict of interest until you win the war if you hit the bricks and take your bag of tricks will you take much more? but the curtain’s coming down and you can’t control it...it’s certain up till now, why try to console it? ashes to ashes and my dust to dust till we all fall down pass on the passion, but my trust’s a must till we all fall down ashes to ashes and my dust to dust till we all fall down pass on the passion, but my trust’s a must till we all fall down but the curtain’s coming down and you can’t control it...it’s certain up till now, why try to console it? ashes to ashes and my dust to dust till we all fall down pass on the passion, but my trust’s a must till we all fall down ashes to ashes and my dust to dust till we all fall down pass on the passion, but my trust’s a must till we all fall down ​ if the next life’s comin’ round you know I won’t be found if the next life’s comin’ round you know I won’t be found ​ 11. ever after, after all I hope that it gets started I hope that it don’t take too long before we’re dear departed and discovered no ever after, after all even with all these chains on I’ve climbed up ever single wall I sit so broken hearted an eternity waiting for the fall you silver tongued devil, you if you move, I’ll execute every single last one of you it’s true I hope that it gets stopped now I think that it all took too long now we’re the dear departed and discovered no ever after, after all even with all these chains off I’ve found more barriers than we thought still sit so broken hearted still awaiting a piss break hold that thought you silver tongued devil, you if you move, I’ll execute every single last one of you it’s true you silver tongued devil, you if you move, I’ll execute every single last one of you it’s true the path of the righteous man keeps us from evil when truth is friends with fiction and we die trying you silver tongued devil, you if you move, I’ll execute every single last one of you it’s true you silver tongued devil, you if you move, I’ll execute every single last one of you it’s true 12. feign we simulate this masquerade we’ll put it on so we get paid we do not own the parts we play but most don’t notice, so we smile and wave you request the next victim we imitate I’m tired of pretending that I care that you waste your time on me with prayer I’ve called out so many times but no one’s no one’s ever there you’ve had enough to call the bluff you’ve been force fed and now you’re fed up your dreams have bursting seams and are looking rough you got your way so you should tip the cup or just leave if you need to interrupt I’m tired of pretending that I care that you take way more than your fair share I’ve been told so many times by brilliant minds make sure you beware I’m tired of pretending that I care if the room is full of just empty chairs no matter if you are or are not there I’d be playing for echoes off of silverware and every line would be a waste of air I’ve called out so many times but no one’s there ​ 13. (I’m)patiently waiting You and I could have the best of times but one day we’ll admit defeat I’m not saying it’s a waste of time but I’m a dead end street and I…know that I will play with hell and you…should run and save yourself I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one and I’m incapable of changing the event to come when it does I will be a wreck I put it on the line everytime until there’s nothin’ left to prove but you don’t know that you need it until you lose and I…am just the opposite of fine and you…are still on my mind I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one and I’m sedated and waiting for the dream to come when it does I I…I…I… (oooh) I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one I am tainted and ending to be the last one I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one I’m a hell of a lot older than when I begun but I’m not done I…not yet… ​ 14. something heaven where do you think that we all go? no matter your guess, we’ll only know when the times comes, if time is at all but where do you think that we all go? no matter your guess, we’ll only know when the time comes, if time is at all ​ it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 what did you do with all of your time? did you waste all of it, like I’ve wasted mine? and how should I feel, when it’s near the end? or should I ask I could just try again? it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 or nothing at all it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 it’s all something (or nothing at all) X2 ​ 15. not paradise I know a place it’s not paradise but it’s nice time time of year I wish you were here I wish we didn’t live in fear of what’s been done or what’s to come or how you’re never near and I need you and I need you I know a place it’s not paradise but it will suffice when it’s not clear when it’s safe when it’s totally not safe to stick your neck out to catch a breath of fresh air when it’s very hard to breathe very hard to breathe when it’s very, very hard to breathe down here ohh and I need you and I need you ​ 16. (s)Hit Parade if we’ve been here before then we don’t have to ask the legend of war and the maps wear a mask if we’ve been here before we should know the terrain from the hills to the shore to the curses of fame that we never knew why should care but if it was up to you…everyone would stop just to stare but no thanks to no one… but us if we’ve been here before then we don’t have to ask if we should just close the door and look up the facts if we’ve been here before we should stop and refrain from the voices of vices of angels of those who’ve been slain ​ that we never knew why should care but if it was up to you…everyone would stop just to stare but no thanks to no one… but no thanks to no one… maybe it meant a lot X2 to you maybe it meant a lot X2 to you if we never knew why should we care if we never knew why should we care why should we care why should we care at all? ​ 17. leap year the days go slower the tide rolls lower on the shore the day before a leap year, you’re such a bore my patience lowers as I get older add that to your score a leap year you’re such a bore time won’t change me I’ll stay behind to prove…it the lights grow dimmer but there’s a glimmer of hope I’m sure you’ll say with your cliche’ my wonder wanders to first responders that always tend to break their word with their handshake time won’t change me I’ll stay behind to prove…it time won’t fly when it’s around me who… who, who knows? maybe I will change time and rule it and save…you oh… ​ 18. still locked out no matter where I go no matter what I say ignore all the blood flow because my heart gets in the way and if I told you so would it matter anyway? cuz none of you should know so i’ll just stay away !and if there is a place called heaven remember to leave the door unlocked because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore no matter what I do no matter who’s to blame do I still get through without changing my name? and if I told you now just why I deserve for you to just allow me in, you must have heard !and if there is a place called heaven remember to leave the door unlocked because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore and if there is a code word I’m sure, I’m sure you must have heard me say something close enough or maybe not…or maybe not because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore because I’ve been locked out so many times before and I’ll keep knockin’ till you can’t ignore ​ 19. something better I’m driving like I have a million times before and I’m flying till I am standing at your door but you met me with a script in your hand and a tear in your eye if I may interject, I can save you from having to cry because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever but honey stay till something better something better comes along…hey, hey, yeah I’m staring at marilyn posters on your wall and I’m daring to show care and you’re baring it all but I’lll stop you right there, the part where you’re about to say goodbye because I don’t see the point if no one else is in line because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever (you don’t have to stay forever) but honey stay till something better something better comes along… because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever (you don’t have to stay forever) but honey stay till something better something better comes along… 20. symbiote if you think what we’re doing’s wrong even though we’re not breaking laws just playin’ games with the shock and awe it’s you that’s wrong it’s not the cat that got us involved but playing God, curiosity kills us all our own pride will be our downfall progress will stall we knew everything from the start that’s why we pulled ourselves apart we can’t glow until it gets dark that’s why we pulled ourselves apart we fell together now for so long that even rights start to look all wrong is it odd if we don’t belong in the same song and just one slip of your sharpened tongue can do more damage than loaded guns no one can manage to duck and run we can’t be one ​ 21. out of time I’m a snail on a path of nails leave my scent and prints behind isn’t the first time I’ve been trailed it seems I’m runnin’ out of time runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise hiding in my shell of fear of screwing up my lines clock’s tickin’ I know they’ll soon be here because now I’m runnin’ out of time runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time runnin’ in circles round and round I’ll have to hustle if I’m not to be found I need shelter I can call my home I’m runnin’ out of time, I know runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise stuck in a maze of my own selfishness but I’ve had enough of your lies I’ll be gone, I’ll surely bet because I know I’m runnin’ out of time runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise runnin’ out, runnin’ out of time to look for my paradise ​ Cerrado verse 4X Breathing in a wealth of pestilence as we dance with roman candles in the fire and taking in the fact you’re taken in really doesn’t leave a lot of space for time and you belong here and I appear as silent as a mime and you and I complain so much I can’t explain you’d think that I have never felt alive But I remain the one and only frame not to yellow in this film on how to try but all the same _______________________________
  • French Donkey-Bonus Gold (2017)
    FRENCH DONKEY BONUS GOLD (Limited release only to Kickstarter backers) ​ 1. something better I’m driving like I have a million times before and I’m flying till I am standing at your door but you met me with a script in your hand and a tear in your eye if I may interject, I can save you from having to cry because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever but honey stay till something better something better comes along…hey, hey, yeah I’m staring at marilyn posters on your wall and I’m daring to show care and you’re baring it all but I’lll stop you right there, the part where you’re about to say goodbye because I don’t see the point if no one else is in line because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever (you don’t have to stay forever) but honey stay till something better something better comes along… because we don’t have to talk about the weather we can totally avoid who got it wrong and you don’t have to stay forever (you don’t have to stay forever) but honey stay till something better something better comes along… 2. (I’m)patiently waiting You and I could have the best of times but one day we’ll admit defeat I’m not saying it’s a waste of time but I’m a dead end street and I…know that I will play with hell and you…should run and save yourself I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one and I’m incapable of changing the event to come when it does I will be a wreck I put it on the line everytime until there’s nothin’ left to prove but you don’t know that you need it until you lose and I…am just the opposite of fine and you…are still on my mind I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one and I’m sedated and waiting for the dream to come when it does I I…I…I… (oooh) I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one I am tainted and ending to be the last one I’m patiently waiting for the wrong one I’m a hell of a lot older than when I begun but I’m not done I…not yet… ​ 3. This Time, That Time I’ve tried to convince myself that no one ever feels like me it’s just what I believe I’ve tried to convince myself no one ever felt like me the way I’ll always be but now I know I’m wrong again this time and I’ll try harder than I’ve ever tried I know I’m wrong this time and I know I’m wrong that time but if I know I’m wrong again this time can I try harder than I’ve ever tried I’ve tried to distance myself from anyone like you but it’s hardder to do I’ve tried to convince myself that you’ll do just what you’ll do but I’ll pull through but now I know I’m wrong again this time and I’ll try harder than I’ve ever tried I know I’m wrong this time and I know I’m wrong that time but if I know I’m wrong again this time can I try harder than I’ve ever tried if I can… try to convince myself I can fix anything but now I know I’m wrong again this time and I’ll try harder than I’ve ever tried but now I know I’m wrong again this time and I’ll try harder than I’ve ever tried I know I’m wrong this time and I know I’m wrong that time I know I’m wrong this time and I know I’m wrong that time 4. Wonder Cast aspersions, then cast me away create a diversion, make everyone say what could make us better than if we could remember when what could help us get there again? past perversions are too much to take the last conversions are the last ones to make what could make us better than if we could remember when what could help us get there again? is it better that a friend is becoming a means to your end did we really have to pretend? why you do it… why you try to take me down, down, down you know you act so sweet when no one else is around, round, round and I wonder still I wonder and I wonder why you do it… why you try to take me down, down, down you know you act so sweet when no one else is around, round, round 5. Waiting for your summer Winter is coming again it seems like it will never end where will we be when it begin and so we begin how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me Spring is coming again it seems like it will never end one season will end then we wait for another summer to begin how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me ​ how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me ​
  • French Donkey-(Self titled 2006)
    1. Cerrado Breathin’ in a wealth of pestilence as we dance with roman candels in the fire takin in the fact that you’re taking really doesn’t leave a lot of space for time But you belong here and I appear as silent as a mine but you’d have been as soft as porceline cracking all the time I complain so much I can’t explain you’d think that I had never really felt alive but I remain the one and only frame not to yellow in this film on how to try but all the same, I’ll pay the check and I’ll be well upon my way and you’ll remain the fringe, that’s always frayed and were better off that way Heaven isn’t any way connected to this feeling Behind every closed door Is another open room 2. Waiting for your summer Winter is coming again it seems like it will never end where will we be when it begin and so we begin how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me Spring is coming again it seems like it will never end one season will end then we wait for another summer to begin how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me how long must we wait for the day when we can say how long must we be stuck in the cold that is me 3. Attempting Fate Time fleets again and I don’t mind I don’t mind if you’re Gone with the wind and I’m just fine and I don’t mind cuz I’m too old to be standing around staring at the walls, watching the paint dry just for you to say goodbye So time wastes away, that’s just fine, I’m on mine and it’s burned and blown away and in time, you will find that you wasted your whole life waiting for someone to change your mind just to run out of time so Now I’m days away and I don’t mind if you don’t reply cuz all I had to say is I’m just fine and I don’t mind anymore I don’t mind anymore 4. Repeat Words of Chorus Where, where have you been how long till you fit in? Where, where have you been Seen the world and now you’re back again first you’re coming, then you’re gone who misses who now? and now becoming what you all along seemed to be back, seemed to be back then Where will you go from here cuz you’re never anchored down and the crystal ball is crystal clear but you’re stuck in this town first you’re coming, then you’re gone who misses who now? and now becoming what you all along seemed to be back, seemed to be back then So when your picket fence crumbles to the ground and no one is around first you’re coming, then you’re gone who misses who now? and now becoming what you all along seemed to be back, seemed to be back then 5. Nocturina you shook the center all lines were erased you fold her like paper airplanes Caffeine on the brain a vampire’s champagne Oh…Sure beats sleepin’ the night…away Did she have “it”? no re morse code ex communicated or so you were told Caffeine on the brain a vampire’s champagne Oh…Sure beats sleepin’ the night…away 6. A night on fire Spend all your time while wasting all of mine It’s just another night on fire it’s just another night on fire Look around…everyone’s gathered around to see what we both found It’s just another night on fire it’s just another night on fire And you can be And you can be anyone But me But me Anyone but me It’s just another night on fire it’s just another night on fire ​ 7. Watch your Watch Come inside if you are cold take your time if only you are here for awhile so now I know how slow time moves and the clock hasn’t budged I kept a close eye so you could be the judge of whether or not it flies state your case if you are bold or keep it inside if only you are here for awhile then you can go there’s no time to spare and the clock hasn’t budged I kept a close eye so you could be the judge of whether or not it flies So you chose instead to hide and you told loose ends goodbye no one will be waving as you go and the clock hasn’t budged I kept a close eye so you could be the judge of whether or not it flies 8. The Bends If only once you could see if only me if only we every moment is clear while down here slow moving life passes by you can only go so far down until you reach the top with me you can only go so far down just make sure you forget to breathe pay no mind to gravity and tragedy completely submerging and carefree every moment is clear while down here slow moving life passes you can only go so far down until you reach the top with me you can only go so far down just make sure you forget to breathe and if you bend remember when you used to break instead ​ 9. Sad Mexican Love Letter (From Hell) I got your letter that you never even meant to send hope you get better and if you don’t, please don’t pretend what made you think that things would change? as you write the things you could never say I got your postcard sent to me with postage due a wish on dirty ground and falling stars with no hope of coming true what made you think that things would change? as you write the things you could never say 10. Mahalo Short lived, like everything you’ve ever thrown away then missed just as soon as it was gone…you know the way far fetched, stories you made on your own, they say drag you like a prisoner set to be stoned we’ve all set our sails for new ground to tread lost with ourselves and the ghosts you keep in your head Thank you for everything you’ve ever thrown away now treasured by everyone else that you know and yet those who you thought would never go away have mapped out everything except for what to say we’ve all set our sails for new ground to tread lost with ourselves and the ghosts you keep in your head we’ve all set our sails for new ground to tread lost with ourselves and the ghosts you keep in your head the bounties been paid and you’re as good as dead anchors away and all your prayers have been said 11. You Are There’s a light on distant shores a beacon for the lost a place for the abandoned who can afford the cost I nearly drowned when I was found I tried to bite the hand that keeps me tied in spite of man who knows no why the trite, the bland is something we know more so we’re looking out so far wearing blinders that you are trying hard to steal the light from the left that isn’t right I nearly drowned when I was found I tried to bite the hand that keeps me tied in spite of man who knows no why the trite, the bland is something we know more and you are so far ​ so far away it’s hard to say you’re so far away from yesterday So far away…so far and you are… ​
  • Adam and Steve-"Love of a nighttime" (2023)
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  • Via the sun-Closure (2014)
    All the way home I’m building up my walls so no one can blow them down I’ve been walking off my crawls so everyone in this town can say “Will you cry, cry, cry all the way home Or will you try to deny the world will keep movin’ after you’re gone”. You know it’s alway better to be feared than loved So how come neither one of them was ever enough? X2 “Will you cry, cry, cry all the way home Or will you try to deny the world will keep movin’ after you’re gone”. Movin’ after you’re gone X2 It’ll keep moving on until after you’re gone This little piggy, this little pig This little piggy, this little pig This little piggy cried all the way home This little piggy was all alone X2 “Will you cry, cry, cry all the way home Or will you try to deny the world will keep movin’ after you’re gone”. ​ 2. Kill Hollywood how did I go wrong when I went the right way? I followed the signs along the path I was s'posed to take but following all directions may be a tad passe' but no style is my style and I'm not about to fake *runnin' away from the runway runnin' away there's just one way to kill the fashion trend for the good runnin' away from the runway runnin' away there's just one way to make it all end...kill hollywood they're killin' everything by usin' new designs and fillin' all the seats rehashing all used lines but when it comes to me, I'd rather tear my eyes right from the rest of me, then I could be just fine takin' a red carpet ride i just might I just might have to decide if I'm right *repeat turn your backs...don't look back...you might see if you react...slap down your cash...to fuel the machine of hypocrisy it only makes it better for them *repeat ​ 3. Free Advice we can reconcile as soon as you defile yourself enough to admit that this piece won't fit and you can't force it *when you finally reach the point of no return just cut your losses cuz its time to live and learn but there's no such thing as the point of no return that's free advice we can reconcile but I'm still curious of what you did while I sat alone with no map, no chance to ever get back and I was my own lost guide no one can take away all those nights and all those days but its ok to say *repeat to you that's my gift to you do you know what I'd give to be able to live without this drama that I'm surrounded with *repeat ​ 4. Cover Stayed home today cuz I don’t wanna’ work for anyone else Instead I played and finally did a little thing for myself *They’ve given up I’m not hangin’ up It’s still early for the end The window just got cracked again I’m not givin’ up Stayed home forever And I don’t ever want to do it again Please kill the weather Cuz I’m season affected But if I really could find an escape It’d be for everyone else’s good Just go back and rewind the tape Then I’d be understood *repeat It’s been killing me This love of easy money It’s been killing me But to everyone else this just seems so funny Can’t you see that this is killing me *repeat ​ 5. Save Change I’ve been using my inside voice for too long Being stuck here on the outside All this typing on tip toes takes away Your voice from me You’re paying them all off in a way No more prank calls, they took them all away *Do you really want to save me? Or do you really want to change me? Someone is getting long in the tooth If it’s not me, then it has to be you Wheel ‘em out into the center of this town Bringin’ back the executions for the crowd You’re paying them all off in a way No more prank calls, the took them all away *Do you really want to save me? Or do you really want to change me? It’s too late Still sellin’ the snake oil out the back Firewater on the rack Been a shepherd my whole life Might be nice to be a sheep for awhile You’re paying them all off in a way No more prank calls, they took them all away *Do you really want to save me? Or do you really want to change me? It’s too late ​ 6. Convenience Kills I know what you did to me It’s your fault that I believe *no one loves no one What you had for me you gave away What you took from me were days to pay Understanding what goes wrong can be The truest form of flattery, now see *No one loves no one They’re just forced to care Convenience kills Yet I’m here still Convenience kills When lies are fulfilled Convenience kills Especially when… *No one loves no one
  • Via the sun-Perceptions (2013)
    1. Leperace' (lep-er-rot-chee) (Via The Sun and Dean Johnson) *run, run, run away run, run, run away from me again I'm pretty sure everyone thinks I'm paranoid at least that's what the voices said the cancer keeps knocking on an open door be sure to be sweet, wipe your feet, and come on in !giving your reasons, giving you reasons this is just one way to say, I think that you should... *repeat chorus I'm pretty sure I'm still the king of rejection still sitting around catching knives just depends on your perceptions one man's trash just happens to be my life !repeat a warning sign, if you will...I think that you should... *repeat chorus anytime you say "like i said" means you don't have to say it again that's just how it goes no one knows what I know *repeat chorus ​ 2. hooks (hoo ks) cast on out, you're lookin' for a trophy to hang on the wall so they all can talk about what could be and oh what stories we could share *no one likes me, everyone hates me I'm gonna' take my worms and catch the biggest prize of all and then it'll be my turn reeled 'em in, look at all the suckers skin to win, i'll say it again, so you all can hear how dare you get sleep, when I get none you get all the shade, I get all the sun and I've been out here way too long *repeat chorus they got their hooks in you now hooked again *repeat chorus and I'm goin' home ​ 3. c'est la vie (se la vee) say bitch, you better put your money where your mouth is now my heart's been overdrawn I don't have time for no joint account i'm about to blow the lock so put some distance inside all the cells oh well *say love...say love...say love...c'est la vie say love...say love...say love can't afford me say bitch, you better not write checks that you know your ass can't cash can't give no credit due when the credit's doing all she can what d'ya say we do a little role play? I'll be the bomb, you be the bank *repeat chorus its too expensive to be loved *repeat chorus ​ 4. magic 8 (maj ik eyt) all signs point to yes that's just my best guess ask and try again who knows...go for it !give me a shake, try to turn me around those are the breaks, be sure not to count yes in due time, you'll have to wait *if timing is everything, why is the clock sitting still? if I could kill what I said last night with a morning after pill I would i have my doubts, now you see but it all looks good to me noas I see it...YES! reply hazy...i can't see it !repeat *repeat chorus ​ 5. idol lies (idolize) in terms of time, I feel I've lived for way too long concerns sometimes, I'm writing the same 'ol song but if the message never managed to break the skin it seems like its my duty to dust off and try again !not for me, but you if not for me, then for who? *where have all the heroes gone did they run out of things to say? why have all the heroes gone away? in terms of all the highs and all the lows I've flown and sank but still no one knows until I'm back here underneath of the microscope pretending you're pretentious !repeat *repeat chorus where have all the heroes gone? why have all the heroes gone away? (Who's to say?) *repeat chorus ​ 6. won love (wuhn luv) I'm goin' in crazy its the only way to go I'm comin' guns blazing to go toe to toe and take the power back from them take the power back with *one love with our brothers we'll rise above...rise above won't you post partum me now? you think you know how I feel you think you'll take the power back from us take the power back but you won't (no you won't) with... *repeat chorus you're counting from 1 to tenament the countdown has begun *repeat chorus 7. every now and then (ev ree nou and then) there's no bones about it...no other way to feel no choice to live without it...no other way to steal cuz when I close my eyes, I see inside and nothing hides from me but if you chose to lie to pass the time, you'd have to wait and see if what you really wanted was really what you need if what you really wanted was nothing more than me *everyone's guilty every now and then no matter what's been said I'll sit and wait alone without it cuz that's the way that it should be I'll take the stone right now and drown it cuz its feelings are like me and when I'm looking deep inside you know there's just too much to hide if what you really wanted was really what you need if what you really wanted was nothing more than me *repeat chorus when you start turning your back in your sleep its over *repeat chorus ​ 8. grave robin hood (greyv rob in hoo d) (Via the sun and Joe Cimino) there's a lot of work to be done but its never work if its always fun kill them all cuz I'm not gonna' keep up never one to be outdone it never hurts when you're #1 help from the neighbors never comes still we'll carry on to be *keepin' up with the new Jim Jones' if I take a drink will you suck out the poison? your metaphors are forced grave robin hood keep stealin' from the rich to keep your pockets nice and thick it never crossed your mind to nevermind steep feelin' from the riffs too steep so you put on the "fix" no grass can ever be greener than mine still we'll carry on to be *repeat chorus mine's better...nyah, nyah, nyah no matter what you think i'd rather be poor than have to be *repeat chorus ​ 9. dissuade (dih sweyd) loose upper lip...pull it back or you just may trip chew the line and cut the fat or do anything at least close to that dissuade !no one leaves out the front door anymore *raise your fists now we cannot allow we must dissuade before its too late don't go where you eat...mixing the business with pleasure pistolwhip the sky...taking every measure tomorrow always comes too soon or too late we must dissuade !repeat *repeat once its broken, it'll never be the same again once its broken, it will never be dissuade ​ 10. wrist...on your list (rist on your list) !just close your eyes and count to death lungs hold lies so scold your breath I may forgive, I don't forget full of grace, full of yourself, maybe that's it i quit writing everything down cuz there's way too much evidence now my mind is seriously playing seriously tricks on my mind *there may be a rogue here in your midst but in the midst of the mist will be my wrist on your list !repeat ​ 12. balance (bal un s) the scars here on my hands only seem to make demands the scars here on my heart been bleeding from the start *so when you try to bring me back to life, ask yourself why is it even worth the breath of me keeping you in debt with the checks I regret !now I know the balance so... the x's in my eyes help me to fantasize to turn truths now into lies while I sit here sketching flies *repeat chorus !repeat *repeat chorus ​ 13. anchors away (ang kers uh wey) this one is for the beautiful the ones who make up all the rules this one is for the beautiful bon voyage to that sailing ship of fools hold your breath for me *anchors away from me set sail for calmer seas this one is for the captains of every ship that sank this one is for the captains to which I will now give thanks without you all to show me what not to do i would've never learned a fucking thing from you so this one is for the captains who should've just gone down with their ships wave goodbye to me *repeat chorus anchors away from me drown in this town anchors away hold your breath for you *repeat chorus ​ ​
  • Via the sun-Parallels (2013)
    (Acoustic versions of "Theatrics" and "All the way home" from "Closure)) Track listing: 1. Grateful 2. Bad Roots 3. Cliff diver 4. Alone 5. Atrophy 6. Recycle day 7. Livin' fast 8. All the way home
  • Via the sun-Theatrics (2012)
    1. Cliff Diver buckle up, get yourself strapped in knuckle grip all the way to the end hold on for the ride turn it up till you can't even hear don't look back we're the only ones here let's fly...let's dive *can you see me go? where I'll end up who knows I just know I'm never comin' back to you can you see us go? where we'll end up who knows we just know we're never comin' back to you pedal down till you push through the floor metal drowns when the road is no more we're goin' on for a ride flyin' high no need for no wings gorgeous night, let it out go and sing until they have to hear us *repeat chorus *repeat chorus we're taking off, we're leaving now we're making off with a dollar amount of nothing, cuz we don't need anything...from anyone, anymore... 2. Bad Roots we got the bruises on the tooth we got the bruises from the fruit from the apple...but how far can it fall? *make sure your roots are strong cuz not all roots belong a house divided cannot stand structure built on shoulders of manh but if the foundations' cracked you better draw up new plans you don't have to trust anyone, understand? remember the foreman is only a man who learned from the ones that were taught wrong before *repeat get on your helmet we've got diggin' to do you better be prepared to get some dirt on your shoes get out your shovel, brace your back we're fillin holes with everything that everyone else lacked diggin' up new *repeat ​ 3. Recycle Day I don't have to rhyme to be beautiful this time I don't need the wealth to be plentiful for awhile *and I refuse the refuse from you and i choose to win not lose I don't have to buy all the things on sale from you I'll only wonder why i'd get one instead of two I thought I needed just one thing but I'm not so sure anymore...that's for sure *repeat I'm recyclin' all of my friends *repeat ​ 4. atrophy muscles relax when they're too scared to ask for a relief tighten the racks when they're about to collapse and then you can sleep *lookin' on up but you're just on the way down let me tell ya' !everything will turn into a big pile of shutup I'm still telling you why shutup I'm still telling you why you're still a trophy to me shinin' you up to let the whole world see all that remains if you'd just listen to me but you'll still be stuck in your adhesive ways run out of luck before i get to say *repeat !repeat and once that I've won you, the lustre seems to fade just once could I run you into the direction that's safe !repeat 5. Alone I'm not worried about me cuz you're the ones that have to sleep at night but it occurred without me its gone on way too long and its not worth the time ​ *lonely at the top and lonely at the bottom lonely at in the middle just wish I would've taught 'em right lonely at the top and lonely at the bottom lonely at in the middle just wish ​ I'm not worried about you cuz when I tried to care it seemed insincere just know it occurred without you its gone on way too long and I'm too tired here *repeat and if I would've known I wouldn't be here all alone and If I would've known i would've made myself out of stone but no...I'm just too stubborn for my own good *repeat ​ 6. Livin' Fast finally walkin' out the door tonight it finally feels alright... to be you you're drivin' at the speed of light cutting right on through the night...and its so overdue *livin' fast and dyin' slow it seems to be the only way I know throw it in the highest gear even though I got nowhere...it feels so good to just get out i'm not sayin' its a chore I've never wanted any more...just feel like I needed a break *repeat cuz no one can show one which way to really to turn cuz we got the wind on our side and we will always win this fight as long as we still feel alive, we will never die ​ 7. Stacks just sign on up and pick a side no matter what you know they're always right and sign it on the dotted line its happened so since the dawn of time when the rich get richer, the poor get armed then the wits get dimmer, ignore the alarm stacks...are...smoking everyone is choking, joking get out your politics cuz when you state your case you just erase truth from youth so you can benefit just like the way that it has always been linin' pockets to fight for what's right and fire the rockets, send the paupers off to fight stacks can reach up to the sky facts are disarmed to hold the flag up high but when you state your case you just erase we are the ones who put you there no you don't have a clue or seem to care *and now you'll vote while I choke on my own tongue but soon they'll know why I chose to not belong !cuz the jackals attack all with the packs of pawns they're movin' one by one when the stacks all, collapse and fall...the weight of it will surely weigh a ton bring 'em downx2 bring 'em to our level !repeat and i won't vote, and i won't choke on my own tongue so now you'll know why i chose to not belong 8. Grateful takin' a rest but you'll put your head on down bury it deep on into the ground but what you won't see is seen by all around ignoring the truth won't let your heart feel sound but I still know *that I could be thankful for all that I've got...yeah but its hard to be grateful when all of you all are not once you've pulled your head out then you will see how you slowly pushed yourself away from me but its all my fault, it always is but now that I'm gone I'm at the top of your list but I still know *repeat I'd see you all at the bottom with me but you see this is not the place I'm supposed to be enjoy your time, enjoy your time...without me *repeat Because I am thankful for all that I've got and now its not hard to be grateful when all of you all are not ​ 9. Sorry instead feeding an animal can give you a friend eating the cannibal is not too hard to comprehend *I've been paying attention FOR every word you said its so hard to say you're sorry I'll be sorry for youX2 instead needing a goat that's "scaped" will give you a "mark" salting the wound that's scraped is just how you start on your marks, get set and go *repeat my poor battery was drained by flattery that I saw all along when all that I needed was the truth completed how you love my favorite songs *repeat 10. Fools when the clock strikes one, you're almost done...yeah wrappin' up you'll see you've just begun...yeah cuz when you'll see that you need a little more from me then I could be for a small fee...everything *have you ever wished you were someone else? if you could, would you really change yourself? when the clock strikes two, you're almost through...yeah you put in enough time at least to you...yeah cuz when you'll see that you need somethin' else from me then i could be the lottery...for you to take it and run *have you ever wished you were someone else? if you could, would you really change yourself? cuz to me, fooled once is the biggest price but to you its right to fool me twice but i know...I'm right so no...no way you will ever fool me twice *have you ever wished you were someone else? if you could, would you really change yourself? cuz to me, fooled once is the biggest price but to you its right to fool me twice ​ 11. present prize it's not that I'm mad, I'm just not that impressed I never am until I see who wins best dressed blue ribbons for everyone passed on out till you pass out or pass it to the judge *can I have your attention? can I have your objection? can I have your attention? !because your past is still your present in your presence, I feel I'm passed couples retreat the front lines are too dangerous so nice to meet the blunt lies facing one of us gold stars for everyone bold marks book mark the page I'm always on can I have your attention? !repeat !repeat
  • Sindust-1 TAKES (2017)
    1. Acceptance Speech Music and Lyrics: Donley there’s been many times, in my head I rehearsed the lines it’s just that they never heard the words: “Come on out” there’s been many times, theatrics show signs of the times but what decides performance prize is you…only you so now I see you work so hard turn around for me so I can watch you take your seat so now I see you play so hard it’s all fun and games for me, I’ll watch you play your part there’s been many times, don’t know if I could count the lines just know the script was full of lies writtten by you…only you there’s been many times, trip over lines, lines of all kinds directions given just you want…your own way so now I see you work so hard turn around for me so I can watch you take your seat so now I see you play so hard it’s all fun and games for me, I’ll watch you play your part you know you wanted it so bad you do whatever you can like me, I’ll pick apart your head too bad it’s something that you’ll never let happen so now I see you work so hard turn around for me so I can watch you take your seat so now I see you play so hard it’s all fun and games for me, I’ll watch you play your part you know you wanted it so bad you do whatever you can like me, I’ll pick apart your head too bad it’s something that you’ll never let happen there’s been many times, in my head I rehearsed the lines it’s just that they never heard the words: “Come on out” 2. Tongue Tied Music and Lyrics: Donley I don’t want to waste all my good words on this and all of my “thought-provoking” lines of shit I can only say the word “I” so many repeated and pointless times I’ve been trippin’ for too long because my shoes aren’t tied it’s such a shame to all of you that I am not tongue tied The only reason that I’m not saying more is the simple fact that any cleanliness will distort and burn the ears of all of those who can’t hold their tongue and spark more interest in the fitness of exercise to some…shut your mouth if you all think that talking smack will lead the attack and maneuver all your pawns for the final strike against just us and this overbite of words I can only say the word “I” so many repeated and pointless times I’ve been trippin’ for too long because my shoes aren’t tied it’s such a shame to all of you that I am not tongue tied I can only say the word “I” so many repeated and pointless times I’ve been trippin’ for too long because my shoes aren’t tied it’s such a shame to all of you that I am not tongue tied 3. Team to the top Music and lyrics: Donley So sick and tired of being sick and tired I should be grateful if I’m actually admired Show me the irony when I reach the farthest feat Glad to see you go, put out your hand to meet You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So sick and tired of being sick and tired Show me the hidden ones, the teams that co-inspire They say it’s apathy, but what they say is what they don’t see Come join the flock of all the wolves dressed up in clothes of sheep You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So now I see who wants on the winning team You wouldn’t believe how relieved I am Because they all said it can’t be done It’s one for all and all for one I’m so glad to see Snuff out the stars Collect the dust Crush all the minds That matter to us Keep up your guards That keep back the stars Because they speak the truth Mind your own affairs that have nothing to do with me Nothing to do with me… You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So now I see who wants on the winning team You wouldn’t believe how relieved I am Because they all said it can’t be done It’s one for all and all for one I’m so glad to see I’m so glad to see Snuff out the stars Collect the dust Crush all the minds That matter to us Keep up your guards That keep back the stars Because they speak the truth Mind your own affairs that have nothing to do with me ​ 4. Sucking the inspiration Music and lyrics: Donley If I attempt to write something from my heart will believe? If I still find that I cannot give but just receive will you walk me through steps, steps that will show me the way and hope this world that you’ve shown will help me see another day but what do I do if it’s wrong? Do I cover up with another song? Cuz my heart has no cornerstone I guess I’ll build the foundation alone the bloodsucker sticks it’s big nose in and tries to steal the inspiration the bloodsucker sticks it’s big nose in in my vein, in my brain no more sucking my inspiration Let me see the flatline…go on run across the screen the beauty of the color…of the line that’s colored green please go on and go through all the plans I’ve laid for you just follow what I say, I doing this for all of you but what do I do if it’s wrong? Do I cover up with another song? Cuz my heart has no cornerstone I guess I’ll build the foundation alone the bloodsucker sticks it’s big nose in and tries to steal the inspiration the bloodsucker sticks it’s big nose in in my vein, in my brain no more sucking my inspiration Obey and dissolve any thoughts of your own kill your company so that you’re all alone because solitude puts you in the mood and that’s all you need…but all mosquitos have pain libidos and have x-ray vision to make them bleed bloodsucker, no more sucking my inspiration no more sucking my inspiration 5. Solilquey Music and lyrics: Donley Can I have all your attention please? As the playwright writes in acts with subplots we call “scenes” and conflict for good play is something we need so bear with me on my soliloquey the playwright works alone point of attack is where plot begins to unfold, if not performed play closet drama objection…no dialogue Hi pro and an tag onist now you’re it good guy, bad guy; who knows the crisis? the idea is germinal to make life unfold right the right is terminal and confined by time the playwright works alone point of attack is where plot begins to unfold, if not performed play, closet drama objection…no dialogue the play can seem to start anywhere turning point depends on your character exposition can be andled in monologue and phone calls that are written but the playwright works alone performed play, closet drama objection…no dialogue ​ 6. So is love Music and lyrics: Donley Have you ever wondered why? I feel the need to be the one without a heart the one without a sleeve do you even think like me? and what puts you in that mode? if you could cease to be the one to crack the code or would you be gone? for so long… gone for so long so is love so is love still can’t crack the code so is love so is love why was cupid alone so is love so is love under the microscope so is love so is love gone for so long I’ve heard stories, I’ve heard fables all one thing and in those stories, after glory crown the king but rights are lefts just flush the past on down the drain cuz all new stories have no glory just the same for so long… gone for so long so is love so is love who will kiss the toad so is love so is love I only had 1 bow so is love so is love poison tipped arrow so is love so is love why was cupid alone? Because he was misunderstood Because he was misunderstood ​ 7. Patch Blinder Music: Donley/Leavitt Lyrics: Donley What results in being blessed? Turns out, you’re just like the rest change your thoughts and your behavior and let me now become your savior cuff the wrists cover eyes shush the lips wear your blinds because whatever feels good must really be bad remember there’s always “rage” in encou”Rage” ment everything is meaningless nothing is the key to my door of desperation trying to open up to me shush the lips cover eyes cuff the wrists to desensitize because whatever feels good must really be bad remember there’s always “rage” in encou”Rage” ment broaden the mind change all your views keep trying to seduce me in any way me in every way I’ve read all the bold print read between the lines leafed through unneeded rules it turns out I’m still wearing blinds ​ 8. P’s and Q’s from me to you Music and lyrics: Donley Some say that you should always love yourself some say that you should always watch your health I say to those some that say, worry about yourself I say to those some that say, that I know how you felt can you say “me”? it’s so easy and you are not me so can you say “me”? Some say that you always watch your back some say that you always stay on track I say to those some that say, what happens if I break? I say to those some that say that rules aren’t for me can you say “me”? it’s so easy and you are not me so can you say “me”? I love me I don’t love you I know that’ s such a bad attitude can you say “me”? it’s so easy and you are not me so can you say “me”? I love me I don’t love you I know that’ s such a bad attitude Novacaine Music and lyrics: Donley bribery is so sly to me it gets worse before it gets better show your teeth…they are so trustworthy that smiles’ for me with built in cavity I got that aching feeling X3 that you know you give to me can you even feel it if you even feel at all that lovely nagging feeling of me right here inside your jaw my words, my drill jack it out, you gotta’ fill all the people pulled from your life, you fill with whatever you have just to kill the pain after you know me you need novacaine I got that aching feeling X3 that you know you give to me can you even feel it if you even feel at all that lovely nagging feeling of me right here inside your jaw I’m so numb can you even feel it if you even feel at all that lovely nagging feeling of me right here inside your jaw ​ 10. Limprist Music and lyrics: Donley I need a break from all of this my candle’s burning in the middle and at both ends come see the chores that mounted right here on my list with all the chores I count, I feel the weight on my chest I ran out of air I ran out of drive for all of you So I close my eyes and roll up my tongue and think of you and I cannot breathe, the air that I breathed is what I missed so open my eyes X2 and wipe the drop off of my head off of my head with limprist I just got a break from all of this everyone’s helping me burn off loose ends unless those ends were already wrapped up after success we all raise our cup I ran out of air I ran out of drive for all of you So I close my eyes and roll up my tongue and think of you and I cannot breathe, the air that I breathed is what I missed so open my eyes X2 and wipe the drop off of my head off of my head with limprist But I’m so tired And I’m so tired there’s just some things you wouldn’t understand you couldn’t comprehend unless you were a man it’s just there’s so much stress it’s boredom, more or less and for now I’m so close edge of seat on my toes on my toes there’s just some things you wouldn’t understand you couldn’t comprehend unless you were a man it’s just there’s so much stress it’s boredom, more or less ​ 11. Kill your friends Music and lyrics: Donley I'm on a mission w/full ambition and no one can stop me but me I'm on a mission what definition could I give you to see *Kill all your friends so that you don't have that many enemies left kill all your thoughts that you had while you were holding your breath birth the new friends that you'll find hiding under similar rocks birth the new thoughts that you now have new friends, new love, new thoughts $Cuz now you and I have different lives I'm all grown up with grown up knives but I'm not the one stuck with wives cuz I am living, I am alive dangerous mission no ears to listen and no backup for me I'm on a mission w/1 condition that I will be fighting me *(repeat) $(repeat) I don't want to start on 4 years that I cannot ignore ​ 12. Gifted Class Music and lyrics: Donley you + me=we - the + and you get us / so many x's + w/the dream of the piece of the pi *there are so many lessons that I know I have to learn on top of all the sessions I lost, so I'll just wait my turn sit back and wait patiently to be called upon cuz in the back of my mind I have the right answer but I'm still in detention there is no "I" in "team" but there's a "me", how about irony? there is a "u" in "you" but the "why"(y) is asking what happened to "me"? *repeat mr. know it all can you see the handwriting on the wall? *repeat 13. Ghosts Music and lyrics: Donley The ghosts of the day wear me out So the demons at night Can control my moves and drop me down From the shortest heights What right do we have to sit on his scented gift? I’m lying, it’s not what’s really there…it’s love But no one seems to care, either that or they care Too much to understand what they are saying… Overuse of any tool makes it so passe’ You’ve been foolin’, playin’ it cool and The tattoo says it all The tattoo says it all *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway You’ve keep haunting me The ghosts of the day lead the way So the demons at night can go out and play And not have to bother with Or go and recruit more ghosts and demons for me *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway 14. Fasting on Happiness Music and lyrics: Donley I seem to have some sort of charm that seems to do you all real harm your feelings for it are so warm until your pests begin to swarm all you fuckers just need to relax you don’t let your thoughts fuel your acts *human reasons reasons for humans the human being will never get better human reasons reasons for being human the human being will never get over the wall “I’m so sorry”, this phrase is going out of style “Don’t take offense” before the statement there’s no way, so don’t try don’t even apologize to me I’ve heard it too many times brighten up the skies, the lies but just butter up the lines *human reasons reasons for humans the human being will never get better human reasons reasons for being human the human being will never get over the wall I’ve been fasting on happiness it’s always that time of year the minor war is against the enemy the major war is against ourselves justice is the poor man’s salvation the only reason that you are just is because you’re too weak to be unjust what a wonderful fantasy what a wonderful fantasy it’s total bliss and ecstacy pinned to a wall you’d have it all a nice scar through the back and through the knees but the back is broke and the knees are weak if you looked on back you’d see what I see *human reasons reasons for humans the human being will never get better human reasons reasons for being human the human being will never get over the wall ​ 15. Creativity Music and lyrics: Donley some believe that creativity is a recognizable trait that is learned and not simply given out at the time of birth to develop sophisticated abilities to produce describe, interpret, and assess art children must create lack of guidance or support can be argued to enhance creativity due to eager drive to somehow prove their parents wrong and use it as a tool but the difference of creativity from one person to another can be explained by many possible reasons but just blame it on father and mother for example: Someone can be totally originally to blame for the things that he creates and providing a better workplace or give exciting and brand new ways to help a business grow preachers can be creative and try to see everything and claim to know lack of guidance or support can be argued to enhance creativity due to eager drive to somehow prove their parents wrong and use it as a tool but the difference of creativity from one person to another can be explained by many possible reasons but just blame it on father and mother lack of guidance or support can be argued to enhance creativity due to eager drive to somehow prove their parents wrong and use it as a tool but the difference of creativity from one person to another can be explained by many possible reasons but just blame it on father and mother ​ 16. Celibacy T.V. Music and lyrics: Donley he said she said we said need respect because I know I’m so deep what you need is in me you should just say that you’re right your celibacy gets the best of me let’s discuss the simony that is evident right here it’s so hard to be caught off card I’m so hard you already knew me you bought all your freedom with my apology scrape ‘em off, you’ll never need ‘em let me channel all feelings to let you change the channel when you’re sick of me which means when turned on, I’ll turn you off your celibacy gets the best of me let’s discuss the simony that is evident right here it’s so hard to be caught off card I’m so hard you already knew me you bought all your freedom with my apology scrape ‘em off, you’ll never need ‘em you already knew me you bought all your freedom with my apology scrape ‘em off, you’ll never need ‘em ​ 17. All the red Music and lyrics: Donley you know I started this with someone else someone else who cannot speak for himself all I know…know all I cannot know it all told you so, up to you if you choose to walk or crawl I still have so much hope for you I’m just confused why you do what you do I know I should take a look at me but it’s you, not me that I see so I try to be honest with myself wonder why the days explain themselves and tell me that I’m not quite yet done but I feel, I can’t walk, I’m always forced to run I still have so much hope for you I’m just confused why you do what you do I know I should take a look at me but it’s you, not me that I see I can’t run, I might fall can I know? Know it all? if I could, I would help but I can’t help me help myself just tell me what I can do outstretched arm was here for you what I think is you are afraid if only I could have made you… I still have so much hope for you I’m just confused why you do what you do I know I should take a look at me but it’s you, not me that I see I can’t run, I might fall can I know? Know it all? if I could, I would help but I can’t help me help myself
  • Sindust-Use your Chinese Illusion Vol. 2 (2017)
    1. Be Mine music and lyrics: Donley I’m lyin’ on the floor asking for much more do you think you can give me the attention that I need? give it up give it up give it up give it up be my whore I’m doing all I can with my extra hand do you like to feel good? well maybe then you should give it up give it up give it up give it up be my whore won’t you be my whore? come on now, won’t you be mine? 2. outsomniac music and lyrics: Donley wake up wake down wake everyone who happens to be around I woke up lost went to sleep found hide your tired eyes when we’re around and if you really need some z’s make sure you don’t get them around me and if you please get out-somniac away from me sit up sit down but don’t get too comfortable around I’m such a clown still no sleep found where have I been looking around? and if you really need some z’s make sure you don’t get them around me and if you please get out-somniac away from me wake up with me wake up with me wake up wake down wake up wake down wake up wake down ​ 3. January Hustle music and lyrics: Donley will she know just what you need? or will she keep living dead like me? *this is the hustle that I see will she keep living dead like me? this is the hustle that I see and it’s the only thing the only thing we want to see is you to keep seeing everything differently *this is the hustle that I see will she keep living dead like me? this is the hustle that I see and it’s the only thing I gotta’ stay home people are lying as they speak and Shy hasn’t seen use of spray meant for beneath this is the hustle that I see x4 *this is the hustle that I see will she keep living dead like me? this is the hustle that I see and it’s the only thing ​ 4. Cardio Map music and lyrics: Donley you know that I could easily you know that I could easily go if I could give you one belief it would be for you to know *that if I found a way to your heart then I could find a way to your soul and if I knew just where to start I’d find a hole are you alive? are you awake? see what else that you can take are you alive? are you awake? how many times can your heart break But if I found a way to your heart then I could find a way to your soul and if I knew just where to start I’d lose control are you alive? are you awake? see what else that you can take are you alive? are you awake? how many times can your heart break But if I found a way to your heart then I could find a way to your soul and if I knew just where to start I’d lose control But if I found a way to your heart then I could find a way to your soul and if I knew just where to start I’d lose control 5. A song for you…me Music and lyrics: Donley if you really knew which lines, which words, which songs were about you you’d probably take the “you” from my disturbed thoughts all along for you but if you really knew which times, which hopes, belonged from you you’d probably take the “you” with the ropes of song you thought were about you weird phone calls at 3am you wanting to see me ignore all of them weird phone calls at 3am you wanting to see me ignore all of them don’t ruin everything, don’t let me get too deep just go on and talk to me so I can get some sleep don’t trust me, don’t trust you, don’t trust any dream if you’re here with me now, then who could this be? weird phone calls at 3am you wanting to see me ignore all of them weird phone calls at 3am you wanting to see me ignore all of them until you fall, fall, fall into your deep sleep reclaim my arm and off I sneak fall, fall, fall and dream of me I wrote the songs, I wrote the words for ME until you fall, fall, fall into your deep sleep reclaim my arm and off I sneak fall, fall, fall and dream of me I wrote the songs, I wrote the words for ME this is a song for you…me 6. Noose Hangover Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley (Still drunk) Hungover from the hangover your face has sex all over written on it with a shiny white pen have a drink and then we’ll do it again that’s how it goes only you know who knows it’s always a show when all the girls are in tow it’s always so over when you wake up sober not quite but still you’re alone but all you gotta’ do is pick up the phone that’s how it goes only you know who knows it’s always a show when all the girls are in tow it’s just the new taste sensation ordered up without communication just pass some down to her and soon she’ll be dessert watch out you’ll want some more watch out you’ll want some more with a noose hangover 7. Lying Stars Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley If the way we never were could be the way we never was then that way could be a true and useful must if the way we never were could be something we could see then that way could be what we’ve always wanted to be but what you want is something you can never have forget the whole, you’ll only get half if the way that we could be could go and glow eternally then you could shed a little light for me if the way you want to be could add a little just for me then that way could be what we’ve always wanted to be but what you want is something you can never have forget the whole, you’ll only get half you wish you were you wish you are you gave up wishing on lying stars you wish you were you wish you are you gave up wishing but what you want is something you can never have forget the whole, you’ll only get half you wish you were you wish you are you gave up wishing on lying stars you wish you were you wish you are you gave up wishing on lying stars you wish you were you wish you are you wish you are 8.. So… Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley So I feel everyone is having way too much fun But I can’t look anyone in the eye So now what do you want So how will you get what you want So now what do you want from me? *is there a sense of urgency? of who, why, when, will you get your currency? $so…what do we do now? so…no one’s leaving now So we wait Hesitate Salivate For the fate we wanted The life we needed The old still want it The goal succeeded *repeat so…what do we do now? so…no one’s leaving now so…no one’s getting out of here alive so…someone’s betting…I could die 9. Decisions, Decisions Music and lyrics: Donley with all these decisions and all these incisions you know that someone will get cut with all these decisions without recognition, you know we still love you but what with all these decisions you light the ignition of fire inside you that will burn with all these decisions you will place the distance between us if only you learned decisions, decisions decisions we now have to make with all these decisions without a petition, does that mean that you’ve lost your vote? with all these decisions you know the tradition, it may be time to jump the boat with all these decisions the lack of ambition will cause you to cut your own throat with all these decisions and all these conditions, there is no such to sugarcoat decisions, decisions decisions we now have to make X2 don’t let us make that mistake don’t let us make that mistake don’t let us make that mistake why do you force us to why do you force us to why do you force us to do this to you? decisions, decisions decisions, decisions that kill 10. elegance music and lyrics: Donley please kill me; elegance made up sophistocant's you give yourself some sense in a fashion circus the first thing that comes to mind is always the best like made up words so you’ll all feel better dressed the first thing that comes to mind is always the best to make myself feel more, I will kill elegance please kill me; “sets the trends” tell me when mine will end you give yourself the best put down us, like the rest the first thing that comes to mind is always the best like made up words so you’ll all feel better dressed the first thing that comes to mind is always the best to make myself feel more, I will kill elegance I will be proud and wear the cloud above my head besides, inside the bubble you’ll know what I’ve said I will be proud and wear the cloud above my head but only after I kill all the elegance we must kill the elegance 11. The Extra Mile Music and lyrics: Donley I’m putting extra time in you I’m putting in my last dime for you and all that I ask for is just a hand and all that I wish for is you to understand and if you do will you? Go the extra mile Go the extra mile I’m putting extra life aside for you I’m putting your life on my side for you and all that I ask for is just a hand and all that I wish for is you to understand and if you do will you? Go the extra mile Go the extra mile and if you do will you? Go the extra mile Go the extra mile 12. The One Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley so long “So wrong” you would be the one to right the wrongs that were left so long “So wrong” you would be the one to yell in the ears of the deaf so long “So wrong” could you be the one to leave the tree at the roots so long “So wrong” if you were the one to lie just to get to the truth would you ask yourself exactly who you are? and if you weren’t would you change into that which you aren’t? would you ask yourself exactly who you are? so long “So wrong” you can’t be the one to tell us to change all the rules so long “So wrong” you can’t be the one to hold onto all of the tools so long “So wrong” could you be the one to fight for the rights of the damned so long “So wrong” if you were the one to be held in the highest demand would you ask yourself exactly who you are? and if you weren’t would you change into that which you aren’t? would you ask yourself exactly who you are? could you be the one for me? but words don’t mean a single thing what I feel is all too real would you ask yourself who you are? And would you change yourrself into what you aren’t cuz words don’t mean a thing unless you could be could you be the one for me? could you be the one? so long “So wrong” could you be the one (unless you could be) the one could you be the one? it’s for me and you it’s for you and me could you be the one? 13. Candy from strangers Music and lyrics: Donley Hey you…where are you from? Hey you…are you any fun? Hey you…not you…yeah, you Hey you…Come here I’ve got something for your You know you should never take any candy from strangers Hey you…say what’s your name? Hey you…say what’s your game? Hey you…won’t you hop in? Hey you…I’ll take you home when (you never listened to them) You know you should never take any candy from strangers You know you should never take any candy from strangers 14. Sponge music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Everyone is so absorbed still can’t soak up even a little everyone is so ignored not me…I’m always stuck here in the middle everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me I used to be so absorbed where I could soak everything in but always still ignored with skin that wearing thin everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me why are you draining me? twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me 15. Bottom of my lungs music and lyrics: Donley so what to write about now? and will it matter anyhow? Just let it open up so it won’t close down and give it enough room to breathe so it won’t go out *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs but to reach the top you know you got to fall at least a few times so that you will know what it feels like on the way back on down and if you scream with me, you’ll fee like me like I feel right now *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs 16. Run Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley she’s the kind of girl that wonders where the bruises come from she’s the kind of girl that wonders out loud to everyone but no one listens and no one cares at least that’s what she swears look straight ahead to see behind you’ll be surprised what you find *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) he’s the kind of guy that wonders where he left his bruises he’s the kind of guy that says being busy’s a nuisance *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) just keep on running *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) 17. Same old song Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Walk away, walk away, walk away you know what to say, what to say, what to say you don’t look away, look away, look away for now no you can’t, no you won’t, no you don’t allow but there’s a way, there’s a way, there’s a way to try selfishness is at an all time high that’s ok, that’s ok, that’s ok with me take a step, take a step, back and you will see *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along drank the same, drank the same, drank the same amount what to say, what to say, when you lose your count just tell the same, tell the same, tell the same old lies play the game, never was, never a surprise wait until, wait until, wait until your time just for you, just for you, just for you to shine but your shine, but your shine, but your shine will fade still you sing, still you sing until you’re overplayed *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along repeat what you would say to cheat another day wanna’ make it just watch the score can we fake it? Watch the Billboard wanna’ make it can’t take much more you should fake it but we’ll still be borec *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along
  • Sindust-Use your Chinese Illusion Vol. 1 (2017)
    1. Metal (Music and lyrics: Donley) Keep on training the kids So when they open their ears they won’t see what they have missed Come on! All in the village! Follow…it’s what the pipe just said *Too many chiefs…not enough Indians It’s everywhere and everyone will know How to do it as long as there are no objections Just do as I say, not as I say to do Now Go Do Kill For Me Whatever the parents say Keep on blaming the “priests” Look back right at the truth or look at the parenting at least That way all the blame isn’t on the innocent ​ *Too many chiefs…not enough Indians It’s everywhere and everyone will know How to do it as long as there are no objections Just do as I say, not as I say to do Now Go Do Kill For Me Whatever the parents say *Too many chiefs…not enough Indians It’s everywhere and everyone will know How to do it as long as there are no objections Just do as I say, not as I say to do Now Go Do Kill For Me Whatever the parents say ​ 2. Double Down (Music and lyrics: Donley) And I can see all your tell-tale signs Your faces lie Bet your life on 1 number you have drawn You know it’s worth a try Double down And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet And I can read the way you move your eyes They hide the big surprise on me Odds aren’t on your side So hide yourself beside “Back luck ME” Double down And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet You put your chips on one life And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet 3. Abrasive Embrace (Music and lyrics: Donley) Everyone aboard Now you won’t be bored You know you can’t ignore what I’ve said before *Unless you’re deaf Unless you’re dead Then you won’t have to worry about anything anymore Just enjoy this abrasive embrace Troubles go right on out through the door Just enjoy this abrasive embrace Just follow my lead Take one breath, it’s all you’ll need Sign the pact with me Raise your hand if you hear me *Unless you’re deaf Unless you’re dead Then you won’t have to worry about anything anymore Just enjoy this abrasive embrace Troubles go right on out through the door Just enjoy this abrasive embrace Then you won’t have to feel your pain Then you won’t have to worry about anything anymore Just enjoy this abrasive embrace Troubles go right on out through the door Just enjoy this abrasive embrace 4. I just want to lie to you (Music and lyrics: Donley) Being a good salesman means leaving just a few facts out Maybe like the truth *I only want to lie to you I only want to tell the truth I only want to lie to you Being a good liar means grasping onto what is real And color outside the line Being a liar-salesman…all that you’ll ever need is you And a product you’ll call “mine’ *I only want to lie to you I only want to tell the truth I only want to lie to you that’s the only way That I can convey If you go or stay That’s up to you *I only want to lie to you I only want to tell the truth I only want to lie to you I want to lie…I want to lie…I want to lie to you ​ 5. Better off dead Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Scabs can catch a thread and pull it string by string When you bleed, you know everything But when your scabs need fed, just pull ‘em off again Cuz you know you’d be better off… Dead… You know you’re better off dead The scabs you get to know, know you by your name And they’ll tell you all the same But when your scabs need fed, just pull ‘em off again Cuz you know you’d be better off… Dead… You know you’re better off dead But when you need some time to bleed Feel free to call on me You know… You know… You know… You know… Dead… You know you’re better off dead 6. No Home Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Now you’re gone Now you’re gone And I was wrong Now I’m gone Now I’m gone And you were wrong There are so many ways To say you’re sorry without your word But “far aways” The distance hurries The dying thoughts Of the past *So now you want to go home But home is somewhere you don’t know Just for us Not for me Not for you Cuz we can’t be For us Not together The miles ran dry But now I’m better There could be More for me Less for you If you would see The less for you Is less for me The distance killed What we could be *So now you want to go home But home is somewhere you don’t know Just run away again Or just until the road will end *So now you want to go home But home is somewhere you don’t know 7. Ghosts (Music and lyrics: Donley) The ghosts of the day wear me out So the demons at night Can control my moves and drop me down From the shortest heights What right do we have to sit on his scented gift? I’m lying, it’s not what’s really there…it’s love But no one seems to care, either that or they care Too much to understand what they are saying… Overuse of any tool makes it so passe’ You’ve been foolin’, playin’ it cool and The tattoo says it all The tattoo says it all *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway You’ve keep haunting me The ghosts of the day lead the way So the demons at night can go out and play And not have to bother with Or go and recruit more ghosts and demons for me *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway 8. Good Greed (Music and lyrics: Donley) And all I want is 1 thing All I want is you Still looking for something Don’t know where to begin Yet it’s conclusions I’m jumping Just tired of jumping the same old shit And all I want is 1 thing All I want is you Selfishness is just 1 thing That I’ve had to kick back down Just the same it don’t matter Cuz I don’t want to cause a rift in the crowd And all I want is 1 thing All I want is you and you And you And you and you But I’ve got to think with something else And I’ve got to think about everyone else And all I want is 1 thing And all I want is 1 thing And all I want is 1 thing All I want is you and you And you And you and you 9. Skull Rolling (Music and lyrics: Donley) Lightning strikes once Twice is the device Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk Shame on you Fist fist fist fist fist Shame on me Each new device takes something And not allow you to be free *Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Fool me once, fool me twice Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll them all Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll Hearing from far You’ll know who you are Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk Shame on you Fist fist fist fist fist Shame on me Each new device takes something Now I’m know I’m never free *Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll them all Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll 10. I know Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley I’ll meet you…maybe next time Put your hope on the line So when I break, you’ll be there too To help me shovel it all in *or maybe you’ll know What’s best for us Everyone will show What they kept for us I’ll meet you You better make it count More than you know Keep your foot in your mouth Be sure to bite off more than you can chew All this green is for every one of you *or maybe you’ll know What’s best for us Everyone will show What they kept for us I know you love me Go away *or maybe you’ll know What’s best for us Everyone will show What they kept for us I know you love me Go away 11. So Perfect Pride (Music and lyrics: Donley) It’s so perfect To brace yourself in here It’s so perfect Hold on to your pride Near and dear *desire is all I want Desire But it’s sometimes hard to find When you have to swallow your pride It’s so perfect What’s that you have for me? It’s so perfect A perfect insult spree *desire is all I want Desire But it’s sometimes hard to find When you have to swallow your pride Why do you have to be so perfect? *desire is all I want And the perfect pride But it’s sometimes hard to find When you have to swallow your pride Desire and pride is All I want from you And this fire inside Extinguished by you 12.No Such Thing (Music and lyrics: Donley) So you think you know the secrets of all the unknown I think you’re wrong again Kill all that you’ve learned Kill that you’ve burned *There’s no such thing As loving Someone with all your heart So you think you know the secrets to the seeds we sow I think you’re wrong again So you think you know the signs but when you stop, I go Because you’re wrong again Kill all that you’ve learned Kill that you’ve burned *There’s no such thing As loving Someone with all your heart But still you talk yourself into believing But still there’s no such thing as loving with all your heart *There’s no such thing As loving Someone with all your heart 13. Team to the top (Music and lyrics: Donley) So sick and tired of being sick and tired I should be grateful if I’m actually admired Show me the irony when I reach the farthest feat Glad to see you go, put out your hand to meet You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So sick and tired of being sick and tired Show me the hidden ones, the teams that co-inspire They say it’s apathy, but what they say is what they don’t see Come join the flock of all the wolves dressed up in clothes of sheep You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So now I see who wants on the winning team You wouldn’t believe how relieved I am Because they all said it can’t be done It’s one for all and all for one I’m so glad to see Snuff out the stars Collect the dust Crush all the minds That matter to us Keep up your guards That keep back the stars Because they speak the truth Mind your own affairs that have nothing to do with me Nothing to do with me… You know it’s all I want The want, the need, the need to want And when I reach it, I’ll still be unsatisfied To finally reach that point Who’s feet to wash, who to anoint? Will we have to sign our dotted lives away? So now I see who wants on the winning team You wouldn’t believe how relieved I am Because they all said it can’t be done It’s one for all and all for one I’m so glad to see I’m so glad to see Snuff out the stars Collect the dust Crush all the minds That matter to us Keep up your guards That keep back the stars Because they speak the truth Mind your own affairs that have nothing to do with me ​ 14. The Ins and Outs (Music and lyrics: Donley) So many roads Which way to go? So many roads Which way to go? Tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do I’ve got so many goals Should I take one at a time? Or break all the molds That they’ve made our lives Tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do Tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do I want to know All there is to know 15. Sindust (Music: Sindust) 16. Daddy Long Legs Music and lyrics: Donley) If I tasted heaven, tell me now Because I’m on a diet and I’m not allowed To taste the cloud each day I’ll sing for you if you hold sway *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs I wish my heart was just “Big-boned” I wish my heart could just get stoned For my heart to be alone All I have to do is just go home *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs 17. Live within the means (Music and lyrics: Donley) Leave a penny, take a penny Put it all back in Treat the many, if there’s any Take ‘em out again *You’ve got to live within the means You’ve got to understand exactly what it means Sell your soul for magic beans Because no one’s value is exactly what it seems Spare some change to rearrange The simple way you like to think I know it’s strange to hear the same Greed passed off with a wink *You’ve got to live within the means You’ve got to understand exactly what it means Sell your soul for magic beans Because no one’s value is exactly what it seems I know you claim to be down We all know all around town We know that you’re so down Open your eyes Give it to me Give it to me Give it now *You’ve got to live within the means You’ve got to understand exactly what it means Sell your soul for magic beans Because no one’s value is exactly what it seems
  • Sindust-Fuck Jersey (2017)
    Be Mine music and lyrics: Donley I’m lyin’ on the floor asking for much more do you think you can give me the attention that I need? give it up give it up give it up give it up be my whore I’m doing all I can with my extra hand do you like to feel good? well maybe then you should give it up give it up give it up give it up be my whore won’t you be my whore? come on now, won’t you be mine? ​ 2. Bottom of my lungs music and lyrics: Donley so what to write about now? and will it matter anyhow? Just let it open up so it won’t close down and give it enough room to breathe so it won’t go out *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs but to reach the top you know you got to fall at least a few times so that you will know what it feels like on the way back on down and if you scream with me, you’ll fee like me like I feel right now *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs ​ 3. Candy from strangers Music and lyrics: Donley Hey you…where are you from? Hey you…are you any fun? Hey you…not you…yeah, you Hey you…Come here I’ve got something for your You know you should never take any candy from strangers Hey you…say what’s your name? Hey you…say what’s your game? Hey you…won’t you hop in? Hey you…I’ll take you home when (you never listened to them) You know you should never take any candy from strangers You know you should never take any candy from strangers 4. Double Down (Music and lyrics: Donley) And I can see all your tell-tale signs Your faces lie Bet your life on 1 number you have drawn You know it’s worth a try Double down And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet And I can read the way you move your eyes They hide the big surprise on me Odds aren’t on your side So hide yourself beside “Back luck ME” Double down And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet You put your chips on one life And I could will take you down I will take you out If only you were worth the breath I will can you down I will can you out Would you like to place a bet 5. Everyone looks good from far away Music and lyrics: Donley my vision is blurred and my vision has heard and my ears haven’t seen the dirty words you say seem clean why couldn’t I? why couldn’t I have seen? That everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to convince yourself that everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to tell yourself that there is good in everyone my touch is never felt please rain so I can melt and I’ve sniffed you out but I was never close enough to ease my doubt why couldn’t I? why couldn’t I have seen? That everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to convince yourself that everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to tell yourself that there is good in everyone and I don’t to be the one to tell you just how I see things because it might ruin everything I don’t want to ruin everything everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to convince yourself that everyone looks good from far away it’s just another way to tell yourself that there is good in everyone 6. Ghosts (Music and lyrics: Donley) The ghosts of the day wear me out So the demons at night Can control my moves and drop me down From the shortest heights What right do we have to sit on his scented gift? I’m lying, it’s not what’s really there…it’s love But no one seems to care, either that or they care Too much to understand what they are saying… Overuse of any tool makes it so passe’ You’ve been foolin’, playin’ it cool and The tattoo says it all The tattoo says it all *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway You’ve keep haunting me The ghosts of the day lead the way So the demons at night can go out and play And not have to bother with Or go and recruit more ghosts and demons for me *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted *I’ll just hide behind distortion Why the fuck not? The truth is distorted anyway 7. Heartache Lottery Music and lyrics: Donley Do you think money grows on trees? If you thought that, you’d be wrong Because your money comes from me or is it just a fantasy some sort of lottery for you and me *so where did all your luck go? You bet it all and let it all run out and now you’re waiting for it so where did all your love go? You spent it all and when it all ran out you came back wanting more Do you think love knows release? If you think that that then you’ve never said “Please” or does it come to you with so much ease? Is there a hearthache lottery for you and me? *so where did all your luck go? You bet it all and let it all run out and now you’re waiting for it so where did all your love go? You spent it all and when it all ran out you came back wanting more Go on hear the cliche’ rewind one more time love has no common sense so turn back on a dime go on hear the cliche we’re all rich with love although we can’t find X2 *so who’s gonna’ win the heartache lottery? 8. Hypnotize Music and lyrics: Donley I once hypnotized the stars into forming one picture shining brighter than the sun that was all put together with the power of my mind only to have you have me find a one-of-a kind that I could call mine Look in my eyes so I can hypnotize Look in my eyes X2 I’m looking up you’re looking down I can’t even see what’s right in front of me you can see all around I’m looking up you’re looking down I once hypnotized the stars into forming one thing of beauty for all kinds for everyone but it all, it seemed to fall, it fell apart in my mind only to save one of a kind a one of a kind looked into mine Look in my eyes so I can hypnotize Look in my eyes X2 I’m looking up you’re looking down I can’t even see what’s right in front of me you can see all around I’m looking up you’re looking down 9. The ins and outs Music and lyrics: Donley So many roads have come and gone which way to go depends upon knowing the cost of right and wrong something they told you all along tell me how they knew tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do I’ve got so many goals where to begin should I take one at a time or all of them or break all the molds they put me in gather what survived and start again tell me how they knew tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do tell me how they knew tell me how they knew *I want to know the ins and outs too I’ll do whatever I need to do I want to know some things will never change all there is to know things I can’t explain 10. Noose Hangover Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley (Still drunk) Hungover from the hangover your face has sex all over written on it from God knows when have a drink and then we’ll do it again that’s how it goes only you know who knows it’s always a show there’s no such thing as starting slow it’s always so over when you wake up sober not quite but still you’re alone but all you gotta’ do is pick up the phone that’s how it goes only you know who knows it’s always a show there’s no such thing as starting slow it’s just the new taste sensation ordered up without communication just pass some down to her and soon she’ll be dessert watch out you’ll want some more watch out you’ll want some more with a noose hangover 11. Run Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley she’s the kind of girl that wonders where the bruises come from she’s the kind of girl that wonders out loud to everyone but no one listens and no one cares at least that’s what she swears look straight ahead to see behind you’ll be surprised what you find *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) he’s the kind of guy that wonders where he left his bruises he’s the kind of guy that says being busy’s a nuisance *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) just keep on running *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) 12. Same old song Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Walk away, walk away, walk away you know what to say, what to say, what to say you don’t look away, look away, look away for now no you can’t, no you won’t, no you don’t allow but there’s a way, there’s a way, there’s a way to try selfishness is at an all time high that’s ok, that’s ok, that’s ok with me take a step, take a step, back and you will see *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along drank the same, drank the same, drank the same amount what to say, what to say, when you lose your count just tell the same, tell the same, tell the same old lies play the game, never was, never a surprise wait until, wait until, wait until your time just for you, just for you, just for you to shine but your shine, but your shine, but your shine will fade still you sing, still you sing until you’re overplayed *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along repeat what you would say to cheat another day wanna’ make it just watch the score can we fake it? Watch the Billboard wanna’ make it can’t take much more you should fake it but we’ll still be borec *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along 13. Sponge music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Everyone is so absorbed still can’t soak up even a little everyone is so ignored not me…I’m always stuck here in the middle everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me I used to be so absorbed where I could soak everything in but always still ignored with skin that wearing thin everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me why are you draining me? twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me
  • Sindust-Live in Erie (2017)
    Recorded live in Erie, PA at Sherlock's Park Place in 2007 Track list: 1. Sindust 2. Kid ego 3. Candy from strangers 4. Daddy long legs 5. The Musketeer 6. Bottom of my lungs 7. 7ams 8. Walking backwards 9. Planned catastrophe 10. The itch 11. Sponge 12. The one 13. Heartache lottery 14. Happy little suburb 15. Nice guys finish last 16. Smile
  • Sindust-...Not trust mirrors (2008)
    Bottom of my lungs music and lyrics: Donley so what to write about now? and will it matter anyhow? Just let it open up so it won’t close down and give it enough room to breathe so it won’t go out *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs but to reach the top you know you got to fall at least a few times so that you will know what it feels like on the way back on down and if you scream with me, you’ll fee like me like I feel right now *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs *and if what you say turns out to be wrong I’ll scream from the bottom of my lungs because you’re just wasting time if you scream from the top so let it out, make it bleed til you have to stop the bottom of my lungs Talking to myself music and lyrics: Donley what really is crazy? Talking to yourself? Yes, no, but maybe I’m talking to someone else But someone else is you or someone else is me the false is still the truth so tell me now who’s crazy tell me now who’s crazy *when you talk it feels like fingernails on chalk when you speak don’t waste your breath on me who really is crazy? Talking to myself? No, yes, but maybe I’m talking to someone else But someone else is me or someone else is you so tell me now who’s crazy is it me or is it you? is it me or is it you? *when you talk it feels like fingernails on chalk when you speak don’t waste your breath on me hey, you! shut up, me! Hey, you! Shut up-Me Talking to myself *when you talk it feels like fingernails on chalk when you speak don’t waste your breath on me Sponge music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Everyone is so absorbed still can’t soak up even a little everyone is so ignored not me…I’m always stuck here in the middle everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me I used to be so absorbed where I could soak everything in but always still ignored with skin that wearing thin everyone is draining me to the point where I can’t leave everyone is draining me so dry you wouldn’t believe twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me why are you draining me? twist me all inside out above to fill your mouth twist me all inside out go on and twist me Candy from strangers Music and lyrics: Donley Hey you…where are you from? Hey you…are you any fun? Hey you…not you…yeah, you Hey you…Come here I’ve got something for your You know you should never take any candy from strangers Hey you…say what’s your name? Hey you…say what’s your game? Hey you…won’t you hop in? Hey you…I’ll take you home when (you never listened to them) You know you should never take any candy from strangers You know you should never take any candy from strangers Same old song Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley Walk away, walk away, walk away you know what to say, what to say, what to say you don’t look away, look away, look away for now no you can’t, no you won’t, no you don’t allow but there’s a way, there’s a way, there’s a way to try selfishness is at an all time high that’s ok, that’s ok, that’s ok with me take a step, take a step, back and you will see *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along drank the same, drank the same, drank the same amount what to say, what to say, when you lose your count just tell the same, tell the same, tell the same old lies play the game, never was, never a surprise wait until, wait until, wait until your time just for you, just for you, just for you to shine but your shine, but your shine, but your shine will fade still you sing, still you sing until you’re overplayed *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along repeat what you would say to cheat another day wanna’ make it just watch the score can we fake it? Watch the Billboard wanna’ make it can’t take much more you should fake it but we’ll still be borec *It’s the same old song sing it on and on and on with the same old words we’ve been hearing all along Planned catastrophe Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley There’s no way back from thisX3 Retrace your steps from where you were before before the war rename your best the best still at the core the core that you ignored so where do you wanna’ go? who do you wanna’ be? who do you wanna’ know to plan your catastrophe? so when you get back home who will be waiting? because There’s no way back from this single file lines to hide your numbers through through and through and once they fall in place they’ll have you right where they want you so where do you wanna’ go? who do you wanna’ be? who do you wanna’ know to plan your catastrophe? so when you get back home who will be waiting? because There’s no way back from thisX2 so where do you wanna’ go? who do you wanna’ be? who do you wanna’ know to plan your catastrophe? so when you get back home who will be waiting? because There’s no way back from this There’s no way back from thisX3 Skull Rolling (Music and lyrics: Donley) Lightning strikes once Twice is the device Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk Shame on you Fist fist fist fist fist Shame on me Each new device takes something And not allow you to be free *Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Fool me once, fool me twice Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll them all Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll Hearing from far You’ll know who you are Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk Shame on you Fist fist fist fist fist Shame on me Each new device takes something Now I’m know I’m never free *Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Fool me once, fool me twice Fool me; numbers on the dice Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll them all Go on and roll the skulls Go on and roll The Musketeer Music and lyrics: Donley Put your two cents in it costs too much now to live but a penny for your thoughts is all I’m willing to give if you were worth your weight in gold would you still do just what you’re told if you were worth your weight in gold would you let everything go? All for one One for all All for one or YOU for all All for one One for all All for one or ME for all Put your two cents in my ears since no one is listening but a penny for your thoughts isn’t close enough to buy me one ounce of fucking patience if you were worth your weight in gold would you still do just what you’re told if you were worth your weight in gold would you let everything go? All for one One for all All for one or YOU for all All for one One for all All for one or ME for all if you were worth your weight in gold would you still do just what you’re told if you were worth your weight in gold would you let everything go? All for one One for all All for one or YOU for all All for one One for all All for one or ME for all Hypnotize Music and lyrics: Donley I once hypnotized the stars into forming one picture shining brighter than the sun that was all put together with the power of my mind only to have you have me find a one-of-a kind that I could call mine Look in my eyes so I can hypnotize Look in my eyes X2 I’m looking up you’re looking down I can’t even see what’s right in front of me you can see all around I’m looking up you’re looking down I once hypnotized the stars into forming one thing of beauty for all kinds for everyone but it all, it seemed to fall, it fell apart in my mind only to save one of a kind a one of a kind looked into mine Look in my eyes so I can hypnotize Look in my eyes X2 I’m looking up you’re looking down I can’t even see what’s right in front of me you can see all around I’m looking up you’re looking down Heartache Lottery Music and lyrics: Donley Do you think money grows on trees? If you thought that, you’d be wrong Because your money comes from me or is it just a fantasy some sort of lottery for you and me *so where did all your luck go? You bet it all and let it all run out and now you’re waiting for it so where did all your love go? You spent it all and when it all ran out you came back wanting more Do you think love knows release? If you think that that then you’ve never said “Please” or does it come to you with so much ease? Is there a hearthache lottery for you and me? *so where did all your luck go? You bet it all and let it all run out and now you’re waiting for it so where did all your love go? You spent it all and when it all ran out you came back wanting more Go on hear the cliche’ rewind one more time love has no common sense so turn back on a dime go on hear the cliche we’re all rich with love although we can’t find X2 *so who’s gonna’ win the heartache lottery? Run Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley she’s the kind of girl that wonders where the bruises come from she’s the kind of girl that wonders out loud to everyone but no one listens and no one cares at least that’s what she swears look straight ahead to see behind you’ll be surprised what you find *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) he’s the kind of guy that wonders where he left his bruises he’s the kind of guy that says being busy’s a nuisance *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) just keep on running *it’s a runaround (you can’t catch me, I’m too fast) The One Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley so long “So wrong” you would be the one to right the wrongs that were left so long “So wrong” you would be the one to yell in the ears of the deaf so long “So wrong” could you be the one to leave the tree at the roots so long “So wrong” if you were the one to lie just to get to the truth would you ask yourself exactly who you are? and if you weren’t would you change into that which you aren’t? would you ask yourself exactly who you are? so long “So wrong” you can’t be the one to tell us to change all the rules so long “So wrong” you can’t be the one to hold onto all of the tools so long “So wrong” could you be the one to fight for the rights of the damned so long “So wrong” if you were the one to be held in the highest demand would you ask yourself exactly who you are? and if you weren’t would you change into that which you aren’t? would you ask yourself exactly who you are? could you be the one for me? but words don’t mean a single thing what I feel is all too real would you ask yourself who you are? And would you change yourrself into what you aren’t cuz words don’t mean a thing unless you could be could you be the one for me? could you be the one? so long “So wrong” could you be the one (unless you could be) the one could you be the one? it’s for me and you it’s for you and me could you be the one?
  • Sindust-Back from the back (2006)
    1. 7AMS (Music and lyrics: Donley) how many wells do you think I’ll run dry all bottles that you do drink are really mine the wells cast spells on us both… can you break free? or do you have cotton mouth…are you thirsty? *come on drink with me $we don’t do no harm to anyone else but we live you gave all your energy but we’ve got much more to give do you think you’re a good tip and what makes it so? my neck hurts the next morning, it pains me so so come on down you are the next one to go if wine could be nectar of the gods, then our nectar flows *repeat $repeat smiles will always be ok with me $repeat ​ 2. KID EGO (Music and lyrics: Donley) eenie, meanie, miney, mo…who do you think you are? I’ll catch you right after the show…you want to meet the star but until I am done you’ll see what I’ve become *and you’ll know me cuz you love me in the company of wolves, the smoke and mirrors show what you didn’t want to know then I’ll be what you would want to be if you could *repeatx2 3. GIFTED CLASS (Music and lyrics: Donley) you + me=we - the + and you get us / so many x's + w/the dream of the piece of the pi *there are so many lessons that I know I have to learn on top of all the sessions I lost, so I'll just wait my turn sit back and wait patiently to be called upon cuz in the back of my mind I have the right answer but I'm still in detention there is no "I" in "team" but there's a "me", how about irony? there is a "u" in "you" but the "why"(y) is asking what happened to "me"? *repeat mr. know it all can you see the handwriting on the wall? *repeat 4. HEARTACHE LOTTERY (Music and lyrics: Donley) do you think money grows on trees? if you thought that you’d be wrong Cuz money comes from me or is it just a fantasy some sort of lottery for you and me *so where did all our riches go? they never appeared so who got all our riches? I bet it was someone that didn’t even care Do you think love knows release? if you think that then you’ve never said please Does it come to you with so much ease is there a heartache lottery for you and me? *repeat $go on hear the cliché’ rewind one more time love has no common “cents” so turn back on a dime go on hear the cliché’ We’re all rich with love although we can’t find $repeat so who’s gonna’ win the heartache lottery? ​ 5. ONE TAKE (Music and lyrics: Donley) Putting so much faith But can’t escape the nothing touch Wanting so much just to make A must, not to break the loving name *No one can take that away But what if I didn’t want it anyway So nice of you to give me the name Low price for two to live on the same Time will only just pass now Mine still lonely, trust cash cow *repeat You’re putting so much faith And wanting just to make So nice of you to give me the name No one can take that away No one can take that away ​ 6. LOSERO (Music and lyrics: Donley) you’re a hero in the bedroom being the hero can make you more than you arex4 you’re a hero and that makes you a bigger hero w/mistakes you *should’ve known that you’d only be digging your “hero grave” again You should’ve known the way your life is that you should already know the end could I be your hero? and that’s all being the hero I’ll know it all *repeat We will never win 7. RED ROVER (Music and lyrics: Donley) this song may not be one of a kind But it will always be yours and mine This love may not be one of a kind But its just for you And its just for me And its just for us And its just for this Cuz this is justice *we should all just go out in style and we should all just do this while we still can and you understand that there’s a demand and on one hand you can count the ones who are trying to stand but there are many who are ruining the fun for ones who have meaning and if you just look it up under fake, we’ve had enough and so should you and so should we just see the truth death to industry *repeat and if you could see, you’d be on the same side as me *repeat with interchanged bridge lyric Come over, red rover 8. LISTLESS (Music: Sindust Lyrics: Donley) and you could be If you want to be On my list And you could see If you want to see That we’re all listless *what happened to all the fun? what happened to everyone? what happened to all the fun? it went away, it went away and I’m so mad Because of all you had And I want that and that and that And this and that Wish it was what I had Wish is on my list *repeat everything looks good on paper So just do me this one favor (and tell me what…) *repeat 9. WALKING BACKWARDS (Music and lyrics: Donley) We’re so far away from heaven that I’m not sure if I should even try We’re so close to hell that I’m starting to look the end in the eye *take 1 step up take 2 steps back it’ll never be enough we’re just walking backwards we’re so far away from grace that I don’t know if we can ever get back And with ourselves, we’re so amazed a new crusade won’t even challenge what we lack *repeat we did it to ourselves ​ 10. WOOL OVER RANT (Music and lyrics: Donley) Go ahead and lure me in let me waste the time that I’ve spent and all this time I’ve been picking up your scent everything will be explained in a past rant *if you’d read between the lines $you know I’ll never trust again wool over rant you know I’ll never trust again wool over rant Go ahead and try to lure again w/those eyes, that stance, and that skin give me a nice choice of which pose works the best everything will be explained in a rant from the past *repeat $repeat *repeat $repeat 11. THE ITCH (Music and lyrics: Donley) you try to bleed that way everyone sees what is real and then you won’t need to speak in different tongues and you can be able to fool everyone and you won’t need me anymore and you don’t need me anymore Until you get the itch you shed more tears than I’ve seen in all of my years its cuz you care or that’s just what your friends swear but so do you if I’m “on” or if I’m “off” it takes some time to realize when you’ve had enough and I won’t need you anymore and I don’t need you anymore Until I get the itch and I won’t need you anymore and I don’t need you anymore Until I get the itch ​ 12. KILL YOUR FRIENDS (Music and lyrics: Donley) I'm on a mission w/full ambition and no one can stop me but me I'm on a mission what definition could I give you to see *Kill all your friends so that you don't have that many enemies left kill all your thoughts that you had while you were holding your breath birth the new friends that you'll find hiding under similar rocks birth the new thoughts that you now have new friends, new love, new thoughts $Cuz now you and I have different lives I'm all grown up with grown up knives but I'm not the one stuck with wives cuz I am living, I am alive dangerous mission no ears to listen and no backup for me I'm on a mission w/1 condition that I will be fighting me *(repeat) $(repeat) I don't want to start on 4 years that I cannot ignore 13. NICE GUYS FINISH LAST (Music and lyrics: Donley) if it’s red then why are they blue? if I’m dead, are you dead too? *or am I just guilty of! wishful thinking? or am I just guilty of being me? $Cuz I don’t want to be me anymore Cuz nice guys finish last and I don’t want to be me anymore if only I could be one from the past In my head, there are some clues what do you hope to find out about you? In my head, there are more than clues but its only me, at least I have you *repeat $repeat now its my turn $repeat 14. SMILE (Music and lyrics: Donley) you keep coming back... i keep giving in but still you act like that... who, what, where, and when? you keep coming back... starting to close in but still you act like that... who, what, where, and when? *no matter how i tried who could tell what you thought inside? and yet you keep coming back... to tear me up inside but still you act like that... even though the blames' all mine *repeat why can't you just be like mex2 and smile you keep coming back... when will you be stray? but still you act like that... why don't you just smile for me? *no matter how i tried...just smile for me who could tell what you thought inside?...just smile for me now matter how hard i tried...just smile for me where were you when i asked you why?...just smile for me...
  • Sindust-Sucking the inspiration (2001)
    1. Daddy Long Legs Music and lyrics: Donley) If I tasted heaven, tell me now Because I’m on a diet and I’m not allowed To taste the cloud each day I’ll sing for you if you hold sway *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs I wish my heart was just “Big-boned” I wish my heart could just get stoned For my heart to be alone All I have to do is just go home *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs *What the hell is in heaven? I’ll climb a ladder that has no pegs I’ll be kicked down to size again By daddy long legs ​ 2. Kissing (Music and lyrics: Donley) Is the unhappy man not named? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to save the world But you helped me forget you know the blood’s never failed me yet…so Who are you to kill my heart? Look up to see who pulls my strings I’ll plug my ears but they still ring Remember and reminisce About how you knew me and leave me a kiss Who are you to kill my heart? We’ll still be kissing When I’m gone We’ll still be kissing I’m gone I’m gone I’m gone I’m gone Who are you to kill my heart? We’ll still be kissing When I’m gone We’ll still be kissing ​ 3. Fangs Music and lyrics: Donley I can leave now I want to leave now I realize I’ll be letting history repeat I dug my own trench now it’s way too deep If I leave now Will I find out how What’s to find Or what’s been found Don’t want to think about it I just want to drink about it And wash it all away Can I steal what all the rest have to say Maybe then I’ll sell out But I just want to pay to play It’s all those little things that count If I leave now Will I find out how What’s to find Or what’s been found Don’t want to think about it I just want to drink about it And wash it all away It’s just you, you, you See things in a different way Silk little dragon With lips and fangs I can rot now… 4. Magic (Music and lyrics: Donley) Why am I here with burned out wick? Saw my heart in half unless you know a better trick Maybe a trick where the secret’s not revealed You know how it’s done but still you keep in concealed *So what exactly is the secret to love? I thought I’d grasped it but now I’m not sure enough Will it cause more pain and loss than needed pleasure? So now weigh my heart, is it too far gone to measure? So keep me in a mood where frowns don’t dare collide With the smiles they’re covered with loose dirt inside And pull the sheet back to see where all the secrets hide I’ll know if you know my trick by degree of your sigh *So what exactly is the secret to love? I thought I’d grasped it but now I’m not sure enough Will it cause more pain and loss than needed pleasure? So now weigh my heart, is it too far gone to measure? Just hide Just hide the sighs inside So why are you here? Pity makes me sick Entertain, I will…Tell me if you know my trick… Because it’s sure to enthrall…edges of seats; now be warmed Because the secret’s still deep even when you perform *So what exactly is the secret to love? I thought I’d grasped it but now I’m not sure enough Will it cause more pain and loss than needed pleasure? So now weigh my heart, is it too far gone to measure? Just hide Just hide the sighs inside ​ 5. Me Time Music and lyrics: Donley So if I care about you then tell me why There’s still a fear about you… and I know why To tell the truth for now will make me lie But it’s easy for someone else to say goodbye *Everything I did, I did for me and only me I know I can’t rely on anyone of you Talk myself back in the frame of mind that I’m conditioned to Maybe if you saw my side you would feel it too But I did my part, yeah I tried…But always fail for you *Everything I did, I did for me and only me What’s mine is yours What’s yours is yours *Everything I did, I did for me and only me 6. Nameless Music and lyrics: Donley Can we wash away all of our father’s mistakes Though they didn’t make any of them in vain Can we erase the fact that they gave up their dreams For you and me and give anything…I please I owe you, how to show you I care You did the same…but I don’t wanna’ wait til it’s too late I don’t wanna’ wait til it’s too late I don’t wanna’ wait Let me wash away Don’t you give up all your dreams Just sit in my place There’s got to be part of you That wants to be me You don’t have to say That you’re proud of me Cuz there’s no need Cuz I can already see I owe you, how to show you I care You did the same…but I don’t wanna’ wait til it’s too late I don’t wanna’ wait til it’s too late I don’t wanna’ wait No, you can’t go on Doing what you’re told No, you can’t go on Doing what you’re told Still I wait for you to come on out Of your shell Take your time, but not too much time And I’ll wait for you Let me take the place of you when you were face to face With the situation that I’m now in Let me do the work to prove it I’ll give anything I please… No, you can’t go on Doing what you’re told No, you can’t go on Doing what you’re told 7. Sunset Fell Music and lyrics: Donley What would you do if I told you the sunset fell? Anything to keep eyes closed, though the canvas is painted well Cuz first there was me; you told me how I should’ve felt Express and feel the things that are real, I think I’ll keep to myself It’s not fate; what it has in store for us, but what we do with it when it comes So leave no cloud overturned…and no untouched stone Were my tongue locked in fear, I would not even be caught dead here Cuz then there was you and everything was grand Too bad your love is in the grasp of someone else’s hand Right from the gates, I could tell That no matter how high the skies will rise…my sunset fell Because there’s no turning back Despite all the lack of us that never was I’ll just take whatever comes my way But still I wonder what would you say What circumstance would bring another chance To splash back on the one that knelt And tell me why my sunset fell Because now there is no “us” I wonder if it was worth it at all Just wash the colors out of the brush And let the sunset fall Cuz there’s no sense of putting things back up Where you know they don’t belong And you are the “disaster piece” I left to fall Because there’s no turning back Despite all the lack of us that never was I’ll just take whatever comes my way My sunset fell ​ 8. Lazy Music and lyrics: Donley I think I’ll just pop some pills I wish I would feel more ills Just fuel the fool Cuz I fuckin’ made you Let’s about love, let’s talk about murder…of me I itch too much, you bitch too much…I’ll be appeased for awhile Cuz rejection’s just another bullet in my chamber of life Which one of you wants a free ride? It sure looks nice but what’s on the inside If and when I come on back, I hope I fly and never come back It’s just like he said “I’m not afraid to die, I’m just scared…of going to hell” Put your quarter in the slot Because morality is shot The higher you get, the lower you got enough of the play by play, the blow by blow It pays me to be lazy, don’t you know It’s not deemed surreal in your eyes With biases aside Because I wanted you more when I needed you less I want the back so x3 I can keep an eye on you Rely on a witness, because slug lines are the truth And I should be heard and not seen I just hope I don’t get caught This pillar of salt was never my fault So put your quarter in the slot Because morality is shot The higher you get, the lower you got Tell me the difference between passion and compassion If you gather what’s the matter, you’ll understand Because religion is sex and sex is merely religion to you… Lazy Put your quarter in the slot Put your quarter in the slot ​ 9. I shadow Music and lyrics: Donley I shadow you wherever you may go Though I can’t watch grow I shadow you You shadow me I shadow you Because I have seen All the pain in the world Won’t stay for long Will it all remain when we’re dead and gone? I shadow you You shadow me I shadow you Because I have seen I shadow you I shadow you You shadow me I shadow you Because I have seen ​ 10. Anyway you choose Music: Donley/Leavitt Lyrics: Donley I know that you can be anything Just as long as it doesn’t involve me Incessant, anti depressant, I need some sleep But you…you will always be *Anything you want But you can’t fool Anyone, not anyone Except for you You’ll will win in your own eyes Even when you lose Just as long as you will have it Anyway you choose Do you dreams? Do they still tell the truth? Or are they just a simple dissolver of youth Hold me, your mercy is more than I deserve So don’t try to sell me all your fake concern And you will be *Anything you want But you can’t fool Anyone, not anyone Except for you You’ll will win in your own eyes Even when you lose Just as long as you will have it Anyway you choose And so what, if you have “Friends” I’ve got something better waiting Just waiting when… The time is right, the moon is full and you will see That I don’t want you, I don’t need you… And you will be *Anything you want But you can’t fool Anyone, not anyone Except for you You’ll will win in your own eyes Even when you lose Just as long as you will have it Anyway you choose Selfish, selfish, selfish me Where are the manners that you taught me? Face it cuz I’m gonna’ lose Just as long as you will have it anyway you choose But would you, would you spit on my grave? And if I’m gone, will you now behave There are many forms of “love” It’s just that none of them are ever gonna’ be enough for me And you will be *Anything you want But you can’t fool Anyone, not anyone Except for you You’ll will win in your own eyes Even when you lose Just as long as you will have it Anyway you choose Selfish, selfish, selfish me Where are the manners that you taught me? Face it cuz I’m gonna’ lose Just as long as you will have it anyway you choose I know that you can be anything Just as long as it doesn’t involve me Incessant, anti depressant, I need some sleep But you…you will always be ​ 11. Like a pig Music and lyrics: Donley Everyone acts here and there if you didn’t, face it; you’d be nowhere Sweetest Eve cover up with a leaf from a fig Sweetest Eve you have always been my Pig You are my pig You are my pig Now and only now Then and only then Will we truly be free of our dusty sins Some say though The guilty always win Now and then… And you’re guilty Just whisper to me And tell me that we Should always be Like pigs Pig You are my pig You are my pig Now and only now Then and only then Will we truly be free of our dusty sins Some say though The guilty always win Now and then… And you’re guilty Now and only now Then and only then Will we truly be free of our dusty sins Some say though The guilty always win Now and then… And you’re guilty 12. Flying Colors Music and lyrics: Donley I’ll want you fearless of what’s to come No sense of worth is needed Because he had no room in his own tomb Look in the window of all mistreated She has taken up her position To take what it is that can’t be taken…not today I don’t need to be political, satirical, theatrical or responsible I just have to bleed My thoughts of the world that I have seen She has taken up her defensive position When it comes, you’ll be in awe You’ll feel it too, it’s like no other For once your pride will all shine through With flying colors I’ll lay it on the line I laid it on the line Just tell me I passed And let me colors fly ​ 13. The Voice Music and Lyrics: Donley Can’t we think about this? I know you always jump through the right hoops But I’m trained by you Can’t we talk about this? Is this what you really want from me? I feel buried…I’m not happy Sing with me To show that you love me I need my notes To determine how to bleed my throat I do it for you…all of you Be my love Be my strength Cuz I want you to sink in me That’s how it’s supposed to be Sing with me To show that you love me Sing with me To show that you love me 14. Chris, Tom, and Rylan 15. Kiss of the napalm Music and lyrics: Donley Look at the clouds, they’re rolling in so fast Look at the crowds, they’re knowing who will last Look if you can see the evidence in me If I love you all, will no one break my heart Have none of you seen the change in me Have I not been gone long enough to be missed? Is it cold in your heart too? Could I be the heat If I come back with my napalm Could I warm you with a kiss If this is all a joke would you still tell me the punchline So I still don’t feel out of place in this town of cliques And let me join your club only to find out I cannot love Because you have to love yourself until you can love others Have none of you seen the change in me Have I not been gone long enough to be missed? Is it cold in your heart too? Could I be the heat If I come back with my napalm Could I warm you with a kiss Until you find your own warmth inside I won’t mind, if I see you trying Just so I, I’m not the one that’s leading You know I’ll always be the one that’s bleeding If I’ve shown all sides of every story ever told Would you mark the page or phrase that touched you the most? And I’m still not through playing the role of you So when I’m through, I’ll let you know so together our cloud will grow Have none of you seen the change in me Have I not been gone long enough to be missed? Is it cold in your heart too? Could I be the heat If I come back with my napalm Could I warm you with a kiss Until you find your own warmth inside I won’t mind, if I see you trying Just so I, I’m not the one that’s leading You know I’ll always be the one that’s bleeding Have none of you seen the change in me Have I not been gone long enough to be missed? Is it cold in your heart too? Could I be the heat If I come back with my napalm Could I warm you with a kiss Until you find your own warmth inside I won’t mind, if I see you trying Just so I, I’m not the one that’s leading You know I’ll always be the one that’s bleeding You…you find your own warmth inside I won’t mind, if I see you trying Just so I, I’m not the one that’s leading You know I’ll always be the one that’s bleeding
  • Sindust-Live Hot Sex (2000)
    (Songs from Kiss of the napalm and Sucking the inspiration recorded live at Peabody's in the flats 1998)) Track list: 1. Kissing 2. Mother of pearl 3. Soar 4. Me time 5. Fangs 6. The Voice 7. Happy little suburb 8. Like a pig 9. I shadow 10. Question me 11. If it weighs on your mind
  • Sindust-Kiss of the napalm (1999)
    1. Soar (Music and lyrics: Donley) If you let the dust finally settle around my feet I’ll be tied down just long enough for you to break me Siphon the wounds til dry Glue my wrists back together Broken now, pushed to the right When it comes to you I’m even better It’s howling again tonight I’ve talked to too many They told me exactly What I didn’t want to hear That’s why I brought you here *Can’t you see one of us is supposed to be fucked up? Can’t you see one of us is supposed to be fucked Just let me be free I can’t take anymore Just let me be free I’m feeling sore, let me soar Such is the challenge, such is the goal Let the undertow pull me below Since I gave in long ago Just let me soar *Can’t you see one of us is supposed to be fucked up? Can’t you see one of us is supposed to be fucked 2. Progress of the lowly worm (Music and lyrics: Donley) Say it again Just repeat what you know The only problem is That’s all the cells could hold *The progress we need Has taken a back seat Has taken a knee And raised the flag so easily And forget what you learned In days, you lost what you learned To pass on the ‘ledge How proud to sharpen the edge *The progress we need Has taken a back seat Has taken a knee And raised the flag so easily It wasn’t just me And to those who have tried You really wasted your time You could’ve been The start of the slide *The progress we need Has taken a back seat Has taken a knee And raised the flag so easily It wasn’t just me ​ 3. Mother of Pearl (Music and lyrics: Donley) Sweet is the sound Echoing all around Underground Is where I found Mother of pearl Mother of the world Mother of pearl The best place to begin Is right where I ended Though I am torn inside My heart you have mended Mother of pearl Mother of the world Mother of pearl You’re the world to me There’s nothing else, you see You’re the world to me Don’t ever change, I love you Though I don’t know what that word really means Mother of pearl Mother of the world Mother of pearl ​ 4. Sinimin (Music and lyrics: Donley) Don’t you know that you lie Just string it out to last Your fuck machine is running out of gas You really rape me You really take me You really break me I won’t let you in No more lies to fuck with Running into a wall Just find a way around Until you crawl back on down You really rape me You really take me You really break me I won’t let you in To much Sin Im In For me take What’s on my plate What do you want from me? My own misery? You really knew me I lie constantly You really thrill me You really kill me I won’t let you in To much Sin Im In For me take What’s on my plate ​ 5. Question me (Music and lyrics: Donley) Set me a trap Let me hatch all of the eggs Of your diffusion and clap Clap off on me Do you question me? Do you question J.C.? Beg me, selfish On my shelf if you could piss Me away Just to pass the day Do you question me? Do you question J.C.? So easy to ignore the faith That’s a bore And such a chore Use any and every chance to squeak by For lead For lead Nothing compares to questioning me 6. Drift (Music: Donley, Leavitt Lyrics: Donley) I miss you Less than I miss me There’s a crowd, then there’s you, then me, then you Kissing me Certain patterns don’t disguise The given-ups from the real tries I want to be born again Certain patterns don’t disguise They only make me aware of the severed ties I wanna’ talk about love and butteflies But those days will not be re-lived So now I drift away Not able to truly say What should’ve been said So long ago Just take the word of those who know Chase the faithful charm It sure won’t do you harm Spring is finally here and gone Just like all of my favorite songs Certain patterns don’t disguise My mind is frail and ready Ready to unwind Certain patterns don’t disguise They only make me aware of the severed ties I wanna’ talk about love and butteflies But those days will not be lived So now I drift away Not able to truly say What should’ve been said So long ago Just take the word of those who know You don’t need To keep tabs on me I’m out of your hair I’ll soon be gone from here You don’t need To keep tabs on me I miss you Less than I miss “we” The crowd is gone and the vision faded I don’t want to be complicated Certain patterns don’t disguise The mark of my failures to the ones I’ve denied And I have denied Certain patterns don’t disguise They only make me aware of the severed ties Now there’s no more love or butteflies But as of now I’m still alive So now I drift away Not able to truly say What should’ve been said So long ago Just take the word of those who know Certain patterns don’t disguise They only make me aware of the severed ties Now there’s no more love or butteflies But as of now I’m still alive You don’t need To keep tabs on me 7. Your rose (Music and lyrics: Donley) I wish you away Every hour of every day Though be gone you will Your memory’s instilled Inside my head in every crack If you break my spirit, I’ll break you back Does anyone even care Of those of us young Eros spared? To pull the tipped arrow out Will surely was away The hopes presented now To those of us who never wake To see the real Inspire and fell To see the real Inspire There’s no such thing as love I’ve said it all before To those who have it that don’t care Can pass some on to those who need a share But no, the selfish reign On ours, the real “love parade” And those who treat the needed bad The needed ones still had Because they opened up too fast They should’ve known it wouldn’t last I know it’s easy for me to see Because I’ve always been on the outside Peeking in to see What’s going on in you Is going on in me And what you couldn’t see Has finally come around to you I always make the same mistake Of getting in too deep No matter what occasion springs up The noose is stretched for me And the trophy handed to you With the winner’s name engraved Too bad the judges never knew Your plan to enslave Anyone that gets in your way But it’s only you that knows My gift to you becomes me Your rose Now see the real Inspire and feel Now see the real Inspire Addiction Fundamentals Music: Donley, Leavitt Lyrics: Donley do you know what it takes to feel good If I knew I wouldn’t fuckin’ tell you if I could Because there you go spreadin’ all the news Fundamentals set the stage of all the abuse *Because the drug only adds to the false Display of shit, poor me! Now I’m at a loss Put up with all you fuckin’ fakes for now I’m addicted anyhow So go ahead and peel me off the floor All the shit inject don’t know how much more Do you think the fuckin’ level is surpassed? You always want it like that Addiction fun for me How easy Addiction fun for me Do you fuckin’ know what the fuck it takes *Because the drug only adds to the false Display of shit, poor me! Now I’m at a loss Put up with all you fuckin’ fakes for now Nothing matters anyhow Addiction fun for me How easy Addiction fun for me Do you fuckin’ know what the fuck it takes *Because the drug only adds to the false Display of shit, poor me! Now I’m at a loss Put up with all you fuckin’ fakes for now Nothing matters anyhow 9. If it weighs on your mind Music and lyrics: Donley A picture tells a thousand And steals your soul with every frame Just like the words that we were told It gets so old, myself, I’m cold If the bush is burning will we feel the flame? If the water’s drowning, will we feel the same? If it’s a beautiful night, could we take a walk? If not, I won’t call…I won’t fall But if it weighs on your mind Would you stop and take the time To figure what I’m trying to say Just save it for dissection another day I’ve sold myself before For all acceptance that I want more I’ve been trusting my mirrors too much So much so that I’m now out of touch If the heart’s in season will you go to the hunt? For no real reason, you just missed the “fun”? If you think real, will you find a cause? and pick apart all my necessary flaws But if it weighs on your mind Would you stop and take the time To figure what I’m trying to say Just save it for dissection another day It’s no good But does it weigh on your mind? Is it the kind of thought that’s one of a kind? Is it the kind of thought that burns you inside? At least you’ll feel the same thoughts as mine But does it weigh on your mind? Is it the kind of thought that’s one of a kind? Is it the kind of thought that burns you inside? At least you’ll feel the same thoughts as mine And since the words lost their meaning Long ago Just jump the ship to see if you float Because I know you gave in when you said “I understand” I understand I understand I understand I under stand But how could you? It’s not that easy to get by me So just try… Go down, go down ​ ​
  • Sindust-(Original demo-1997)
    1. Leech Music and lyrics: Donley Some say it’s wrong for life to be taken preach to me, I think that you’re mistaken “don’t ponder suicide… Tragedy’s the best way to die” if you’re into it *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love it cannot be opinion, it’s not enough *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love I don’t think we agree to hurt enough I don’t believe in much or much my dreams of what I want-my crutch hampered by my own distrust you are keeping down my must…I must, I must *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love it cannot be opinion, it’s not enough *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love I don’t think we agree to hurt enough *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love it cannot be opinion, it’s not enough *for when it bleeds the blood of life and love I don’t think we agree to hurt enough You don’t blame me enough ​ 2. My rules Music and lyrics: Donley Words don’t mean really what they mean so why believe when there’s nothing to believe *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all Why convey what’s impossible to say just show what you feel unless it isn’t even real *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all Try to regret something else you haven’t done yet I don’t think so I think you should go *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all *we play by my own rules or we don’t play at all 3. Too many, too few Music and lyrics: Donley if too many were still too few could any of you look at me without taking aim? And let the ones who need to be left to blame and if I showed you how is there any chance that you would allow? and though it’s too early to say if it’s worth it for me to stay long enough to receive all the dear necessities that you seem to think I need ever dose and every sting could you look at me? just calm the tough and lovely and love enough, the ugly; me, to stay and if I showed you how is there any chance that you would allow? me to congregate beyond you at least so I could say I found you even though it’s all behind too many, too few of us were blind and if I showed you how is there any chance that I could be found without the preconceptions of the unprotection just enough to mention that I hate all the attention and all along I knew there’s been too many…and still too few if too many were still too few all along I…I knew ​ 4. O.D. Caffeine Music and lyrics: Donley Am I out of ideas? or am I just bored if I use the creative ease… will I allow myself to be cured? *Seduced by “popular” and caffeine pessimist and negative are my number 1 team and if it’s gonna’ take me I wish it’d hurry up not unreal, pardon me allow me to o.d. I want to be unattractive I want to be radioactive just pull the wool over my eyes how many forms of suicide? *Seduced by “popular” and caffeine pessimist and negative are my number 1 team and if it’s gonna’ take me I wish it’d hurry up not unreal, pardon me allow me to o.d. I’m wired Wired to go my love is poverty my love is poetry my love has no entry my love was meant to be *Seduced by “popular” and caffeine and if it’s gonna’ take me I wish it’d hurry up and if it’s gonna’ take me I wish it’d hurry up and if it’s gonna’ take me I wish it’d hurry up not unreal, pardon me allow me to o.d. ​ 5. Happy Little Suburb Music and lyrics: Donley I’m happy here or so it appears all these kind and caring fucks support me in all that I do but I never did a thing to you *just tell me what the hell I did wrong my problems always take too long to unfold in just the fashion I want this is me this is me this is me and this is what I want to be this is me this is me this is me and this is what I want to be welcome to my hell welcome to my hell do it to myself do it to myself there’s always other things to blame it’s you, it’s me, it’s drugs it all sounds the same we’ve seen it, heard it lived it before but we’re all dead more than ever before *just tell me what the hell I did wrong my problems always take too long to unfold in just the fashion I want this is me this is happy? welcome to my hell welcome to my hell do it to myself do it to myself bred to be what? what? what? what? what? what? what the hell did I do to you? what did I do? we were all bred to be welcome to my hell welcome to my hell do it to myself do it to myself
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