Lyrics

Summer Blood

CURIOUS SERGE

You were 23 and dying alone
Jealous lovers, selling off the loan
Taunting me with every little goodbye
Begging me to touch you, touch you all night

It gets better, oh it gets better, it gets better…

(I can’t believe) then you showed me you’re not for me
(I can’t believe) with your style, with your smile
(I can’t believe) trippin over the same bad dreams,
I can’t believe you’re all mine

Wind is blowin out (wind is blowin out)
Bows creak, moving to the south
Time is running out (time is running out)
Seasons tease, rushing in and out

(I can’t believe) then you showed me you’re not for me
(I can’t believe) with your style, with your smile
(I can’t believe) trippin over the same bad dreams,
I can’t believe you’re all mine

You’re looking through me

RAD RACER

missing the nights that left us holding on
cause the city gets lonely when we’re not strong enough
lusting the pills that send us to the sky
now the lights are changing and taking us for a ride

I’m a rad racer, big city chaser, running away with you tonight

brake dust tears, but we’re still stumblin’ on
cause I’m shifting your gears, it’s easy when we’re gone
(city line fears were made for breaking)

I’m a rad racer, big city chaser, running away with you tonight

movin’ up, movin’ down, left to the right

GOLDEN SOMBRERO

Fighting off the future with pencil lead
A subtle life of lunacy and regret

I’ll go on without you
I’ll go on without you
I’ll go on without you
I’ll go on without you

Don’t take my words to heart
Don’t walk away from the stains of who you are (I Can’t forget you)

Don’t take my words to heart
Don’t walk away from the stains of who you are (I Can’t forget you)

Don’t take my words to heart
Don’t wash away the stains, it’s who you are (I Can’t forget you)

Don’t take my words to heart
Don’t wash away the stains, it’s who you are (I Can’t forget you)

Don’t wash away the start, don’t wash away the start
Don’t wash away the start, don’t wash AWAY the start

SUNSET JUNCTION

somebody told me the answers were in my mind
next to the reasons and under the love we hide
but I know where they go (everytime I lie)
(they ain’t comin’ for us) I know

somebody told me the future was mine was to lose
riding a wave and turning this white to blue
but I hope they’re wrong (it’s keeping me alive)
(they ain’t coming for us) I know

THIRD WAVE

it’s in the way you smile
I’m broken
spinnin’ just like the nighttime
unfolding
sailing away
down to the keys
loosing our rhythm to the ocean breeze
you and I are exactly where we want to be

the sea reminds me we’re not in love (we’re not in love)
holding on to nothing

diving alone into the water
looking for answers, I can’t be bothered
where did it all go wrong?
where do I want to be?

smooth sailin’

the sea reminds me we’re not in love (if I told you I want you)
the sea reminds me we’re not in love (if I told you I need you)
the sea reminds me we’re not in love(if I told you I love you)
holding on to nothing

DOG DAZE

trippin’ on the serials
surfing next to criminals
my mind feels the pull

independent soldiers
with confidential owners
my mind feels the pull

when you and me together
means you and me forever
my mind feels the pull

when everything is certain
and the ocean smells of nonsense
my mind feels the pull

even when we fall away

I don’t need your money
and I don’t need you pull
it’s so easy to fake what’s easily sold

even when we fall away I’m home

SUMMER BLOOD

this is our love, love, love, love charity
cause summer blood, blood, blood, blood feels the same

seasons always seem to tie us down
swimmin’ in the streets of this tired town
seven different ways to hold your hand
is it up to me to understand?

this is our love, love, love, love charity
cause summer blood, blood, blood, blood feels the same

is it up to me?

 

Insurgents 

 

Insurgents

lady, I don’t want to follow

drills a needle up my spine

go and clean the glass and swallow

taking bullets for our valley wives

 

fosters can’t feed the pressure

hills are unfolding

yellow fortune teller

yielding tangents that the brail can’t hold in

 

I wish I could go back in time (for you)

 

maybe I don’t want to change it

love’s an open wound

just tolerate the mazes

we’re just pilgrams starved for rules

 

nothing’s predetermined

flies can change this world

but I’m still determined

time, can make us whole

 

I wish I could go back in time (for you)

 

accelerate our landing time

accelerate our love tonight

 

I wish I could go back in time

to where the pavement is kept alive

 

Time

 

everything was feeling new

packages half removed

stethoscopes know the truth

the whispers are the proof

 

compassion is my disease

you’re hurting just like me

this love is our relief

like chestnuts among the trees

everybody says they don’t know love

waiting on the one to rip you off

Everybody says they don’t know love

It’s about time

 

you never said you were a priest

you’re living on your knees

confessions run too deep

with lies between the teeth

 

polish up the glass house

fingerprints from the south

can’t fake your way out

everyone’s watching now

 

everybody says they don’t know love

waiting on the one to rip you off

everybody says they don’t know love

it’s about time

 

running away

Heaven or Farewell

 

crossed eyes

cameras sniping down at your feet

 

soft highs

don’t get lost in the opening scene

 

allies

in the hands of a stranger or priest

 

they choose the color schemes

so let’s blow off some

 

hanging on our hearts as we dance in the dark

 

inmates

where our jail is the closing bell

 

cheapskate

is this heaven or farewell?

 

collate

my name within your cell

 

you wear the look so well

one night within your…

 

hanging on our hearts as we dance in the dark

 

something in the night

can’t be right

let’s wait outside for the sunrise

 

something in the night

can’t be right

let’s take the train into the sky

 

just hanging on

 

Half Love

 

White lies

You really cut me up like

A patient with a tell-tale heart

 

Josh said

You were someone like me

Unchained to play the part

 

Summer days all fade to one

The trips west, our setting sun

Stolen nights with codes to crack

I won’t rest, or change this paragraph

 

Time’s up

Let’s stop before we wake up

We’re never gonna go grow up

Don’t wanna be your half time lover

Half time lover

 

Clichés

Are all around us it seems

A missing heart will never start

 

Bouquets and human robots are teams

Too cold to feel that part

 

Everyday I’m a little bit stronger

Life’s a muscle, I’ll feed my hunger

A lost soul can’t change its path

Another ghost that’s lost in my draft

 

Time’s up

Let’s stop before we wake up

We’re never gonna go grow up

Don’t wanna be your half time lover

Half time lover

 

Lights out

No excuses for the

The surprise now

This was never meant to be

Don’t work it out

Don’t wanna be your better

Half love is never what it seems

 

It’s just the beauty of it all

 

The Good in Goodbye

 

Suzy’s skating down the boulevard

Catch her eye on a bumper car

Wonder where she’s going, where she might have been

 

Met him once, we were 12 years old

Black glasses, a piercing in his nose

Mama swore that boy was no good for me

 

But I told her anyway

Turn back the clocks and take the bait

This is our mistake

Fold up our tongue and seal our fate

 

Little fate or maybe it was luck

Took a chance and chased her around the block

She was just a ghost inside my dream

 

Every year on an even day

I light a match and burn a rose he made

Just a part of blood inside the sea

 

But I told her anyway

Turn back the clocks and take the bait

This is our mistake

Fold up our tongue and seal our fate

 

You put the good in goodbye

(I never wanted you… to say goodbye)

 

Chemical Burns

 

birthmarks are burned with time

earmarks are lost in greed

ballparks are built to tumble

with memories

 

’cause living upstairs outside your window

I finally found a little symbol

carving our sins

a misfit groveling

 

harmless hearts (just raise your skirt a little)

countless starts (echos of tainted love)

anxious wounds (perfection isn’t free)

drowned in youth

 

love in a dark room

develop our past in photos

chemical burns and harmless hearts

 

classrooms where notes are passed

lunchrooms where drugs are free

costumes are made to cover the red eye thieves

 

sneaking out of class late in the morning

to find to find, a little trouble

amateur needs

we’ll shoot among the weeds

 

harmless hearts (just raise your skirt a little)

countless starts (echos of tainted love)

anxious wounds (perfection isn’t free)

drowned in youth

 

love in a dark room

develop our past in photos

chemical burns and harmless hearts

 

Modern Living

 

Empty parking lots

Liberties are soft

Bodies on the stage

Minimum wage

 

Burn the platform shoes

Yesterday’s news

Find another way

Cheating the game

 

Stand up and watch the room keep spinning

Checkered face of modern living

Get out and put your hand on my ceiling

The trunks too small to call this home

 

What took you so long?

Perfections undone

Who said no? who said no?

 

Hooked on violens

And the salty gin

Slide the pill to snooze

Snort till you loose

 

Let the pillows drop

And the dollars stop

Walls are colder now

Wizards are proud

 

Lay down and feel your face fall under

Content to watch the young girls stutter

Hang and make the road get tighter

Your family knows your given name is real

 

What took you so long?

Perfections undone

Who said no? who said no?

 

It took a mutiny of words to narrow the choices

A mutiny of words to change your life

 

You know you really like it

 

Jackie Kennedy

 

Judges say you win some and lose some

Teleprompters staring at the news clone

Pestilence is creeping up the east coast

Just choose your wave

 

Like a phoenix falling from the cross fire

Second chances, costing for the love sign

Looters always want something sweeter

Time it won’t exonerate

 

Your imperfections are perfect

Just cracks in the road

Your imperfections are perfect

Like diamonds in the snow

Your imperfections are perfect

We’re pedals in the falling snow

 

Now the futures drawing off the smooth blood

Like a teacher selling out of good drugs

Evolution was never enough

 

Your imperfections are perfect

Just cracks in the road

Your imperfections are perfect

Like diamonds in the snow

Your imperfections are perfect

We’re pedals in the falling snow

 

You and me under all the covers

 

I don’t wanna wake up

 

Digital Girl

 

you’re just a digital girl

with my keys in your socket

and I’m knocking

 

we’re on a non-stop

a non-stop

8 bit lovers demise

 

saved a piece of you

in a rusted clock

life is so obtuse

only measured by the hair we cut

 

blonde fibers fade

bending circuits like a 4 leaf clover

love was our mistake

slaves to logic in a complex coda

 

you’re just a digital girl

with my keys in your socket

and I’m knocking

 

we’re on a non-stop

a non-stop

8 bit lovers demise

 

it takes mechanical skin to let me in

mechanical sins to let me out

 

technicolors bleed out

blue follows green

microchips spawn real doubt

pretty robots they don’t need sleep

 

you’re just a digital girl

with my keys in your socket

and I’m knocking

 

we’re on a non-stop

a non-stop

8 bit lovers demise

 

Zeros and Ones

 

Blurry faces caught in the cameras

Copper cords, the threads of the feathers

Do you know you deserve something better?

News isn’t news

 

Tripwires on basement stairs

The IRS is braiding your hair

Strong memories fall somewhere

Reboot the shoes

 

Target practice in our backyards

ICE scratching the sky above

Big brother can work out the bugs

And choose us too

 

Give up on love

Just zeros and ones