Lyrics

"Dance The Devil..."

01. Perfect Opening Line
02. Seven Day Mile
03. Pavement Tune
04. Plateau
05. Star Star **
06. The Stars Are Underground
07. God Bless Mom
08. Rent Day Blues
09. Hollocaine
10. Neath The Beeches
11. Dance The Devil Back Into His Hole

 

Perfect Opening Line

It's just a lie I guess
Working every hour that heaven sends
Just making sense of this
Never any wiser for the falls
And every time we get
Far away enough to see it clear
It comes right out at you
To pull the wonder out of everything
So hold it in your hand

And I'll just be curious to see now
How you'll make it by yourself
When your walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead
Not caring anyway

Seven times removed
From the one's who thought they had it down
But don't it go to prove
Nothing cuts you like the lies of a friend
So hold it in your hands
'Cause you can't just switch it off

And I'll just be curious to see now
How you're going to make it by yourself
When you're walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead not caring anyway
It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line

And I'll just be curious to see now
How you're going to make it by yourself
When there's everything to lose
And nothing left to win
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're fighting
Over which way was the best
You'll be walking out ahead
Not caring anyway

It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line

 

Seven Day Mile

Your will changes everyday
It's a road you've come upon
I can't help you if you want to
Down here nothing gets a chance
It's a threat that's real enough
We can burn this bridge or stay here
It's a breeze everlasting like time
Making so sure that
I can return just to see it from your side again

Always never seems to work
It's a word you never learned
I don't really see a way clear
It's a sea ever churning in tides
In the sureness of time
And our words will repeat now forever again
Well this might take a while to figure out
So don't you rush it
And hold your head up high right through the doubt
'Cause it's just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and running away

I don't have a choice in this
It's a road I've come upon
You can join us if you want to

Always never seems to work
It's a word we never learned
Time will be the judge of all here
This might take a while to figure out now
So don't you rush it
And hold you're head up high
Right through the doubt now
'Cause its just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and running away
It's line you've been wanting
It's your time
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and never again
Never again

And down here nothing gets chance
It's a world too big for us
Time will be the judge of all here
This might take a while to figure out now
So don't you rush it
And hold you're head up high
Right through the doubt now
'Cause its just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between yeah and never again
Never again

 

Pavement Tune

This situation's killing me
It's got me right under the thumb
I don't know where I want to be
This doesn't make no sense at all
You're quoting every single line
I spoke too much but I was old before my time, you told me

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me

This road is crooked cracked and wrong
They got the odds staked nice and high
I don't know how they get along
Me, I just internalize
You can imagine what they'd say
Given the choice if I could fight or walk away, I'm walking

You see I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make more sense to me

So let me take you by the hand
And lead you through this troubled mind
You said yourself we had a plan
To get us all back to the line
We talk about it everyday
But we keep forgetting what it was we came to say
Now don't we

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me
My life to make amends

 

Plateau

I'm on a plateau
It's not where I belong
It's taken so many years
To figure out my way
Upon this plateau
It's all been said and done
And every time I try
The words make little sense until you're gone

And everything must change
Everything must change
Upon this plateau
The diamond sky's enough to take you miles ahead
Where the past can't ever catch us
And all your good friends
Are gathering all around
They say the time is now
And so I must resolve to say
It's just me myself again
And I'm just talking to the wall this time
It's just me myself and I
Deciding on a plan

And everything must change
Everything must change inside you now
Everything must change inside and out
Everything must change, change...
I'm on a plateau
I'm on a plateau...

 

Star Star **

Star star, teach me how to shine shine
Teach me so I know what's going on in your mind
'Cause I don't understand these people
Who say the hill's too steep
Well they talk and talk forever
But they just never climb

Falling down into situations
Bringing out the best in you
You're flat on your back again
And star, you're ever word I'm heeding
Can you help me to see?
I'm lost in the marsh.

Star star, teach me how to shine.. shine
Teach me so I know what's going on in your mind
'Cause I don't understand these people
Who say we're all asleep
They'll toss and turn forever
But no rest will they find...

Star, teach me how to shine.. on

 

The Stars Are Underground

The stars are underground
And the proof is flying overhead
So kick me when I'm down
And I'll be the one you're laughing about now
I don't know if its real
Or how I'm supposed to feel now
That I'm out of your life
And into the darkness
And out of the darkness I'm coming now
When I'm out of your sight
And into the blackness

I drag myself along
Not sure of how I got in here
Well I must have done you wrong
Cause you always insist on telling me
Now how it feels
That I'm out of your life and into the darkness
And out of the darkness I'm coming now
When I'm out of your sight
And into the blackness

Tell Mairéad that you saw me
And see how they follow
When the piper plays the song

 

God Bless Mom

God bless mom
Best of all
Spread your wings
Fly or fall

You'll see how hard it can be
To keep your side of the deal
And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep one foot in the real

God bless you
Strong and true
Stay at home
Good as gold

And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep your side of the deal
And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep one foot in the real

 

Rent Day Blues

Down on my check
Eat on my bet
Cool and the gang play on the radio

Back on the block
Picking the locks
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

Late on my rent
And my money's all spent
And I'm running away where no one can find me

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way

Playing the cards and losing too hard
And I'm lying awake
And what have I got to show for it all?
I'm late on my rent
My money is all spent
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way...

 

Hollocaine

It's like they always say
The truth is coming out
Driving us away
Your headlights heading south
You turn your head to leave
'Cause there's nothing here for you anymore
But I am not afraid to stay
Got no need for the bible
It's all in here
It's all in here

And all I need for my survival
Is what you say
Is what you say
I told you once, twice
Somewhere in the tunnel
There's a light that shines for me
To brighten up the darkest place
And watch as the world goes
Burning to the ground
Turn back she said
"I just want to go over there and check it out"
I've got no need for the bible
It's all in here
It's all in here

And all I need for my survival
Is hollocaine
Is hollocaine

Neath The Beeches

Hand me down the picture
Of you leaving unsaid
I know how simple it gets
But say by chance I need you
You'll always be there

And I
Will lie
With you 'neath the beeches
On the strand again

I'm learning to hand it over
To whatever Lord there be
In the same old colours
I'll be dressed for thee
But it's not about that, is it?
It's about you and me

And I
Will lie
With you 'neath the beeches
On the strand again

I hung your feat, that famous
Painting above my bed
And you told me a story
About some guy that kept his head
He drowned 'neath the South Point
Near the pier where we stand

And I
Will lie
With you 'neath the beeches
On the strand again
Again

And I
Will lie
With you 'neath the beeches
On the strand again

 

Dance The Devil Back Into His Hole

Out of the darkness and into the cold
Trying to take something
That's good for the soul
Watching the chances scatter and fall
And spinning the wheel
Cause you've lost control

And we can dance, dance the poison
Right out of your soul
And we can dance, dance the devil
Back into his hole

Sitting with people
Who are draining your strength
Always trying to find somewhere
That nobody's been
And living your life with one good intent

And we can dance, dance the poison
Right out of your soul
And we can dance, dance the devil
Back into his hole

There is no life I know
That compare to pure imagination