Religious Symbols

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released November 12, 2013

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Track Name: Appetite for Reduction
I can never do without your faith and all that it brings
you tried to take on everyone just to feel right
what did it mean?
and why was everything about your good graces and all that it is?
all your weight on everything, to feel right,
what do you think?
calm and awake and hot on your prey

Good credit in great supply
too bad you can't take it with you when you die
you speak out just to hear your voice
how many ways are there for you to say "I"?

We can never do without your grace and all that it is
you tried to take out everyone just to feel right
what did it bring?
and why was everything about good graces out of your way?
you try to wake up everyone just to feel right
how do you pray with this in the way
and coming again?
Track Name: Ones and Zeroes
Still naked and cold
but got away clean
all knowing and bleeding sons of irony
vaunted and replete

I'm everywhere
I'm everyone
inflicted with layers of variety
all rife with unease
and breaking down
not breaking free

we fumble for praise
and faking the scene
still counting your cards
like armies of rainmen
under lime and debris

I'm everywhere
I'm everyone
inflicted with layers of variety
all rife with unease
and breaking down
not breaking free

All the things unsaid
messages unread
ever lost in binary
trade a better way
for a catchy phraze
and fornicate phoenetically

All the lies unsaid
passages misread
verses in the ether, yeah
cures to all our ills
heals just like pills
and medicates eternally
Track Name: Tie it Off
so far gone and wasted
tie it off long enough to run
time enough to leave for a brief sabbatical
[it won't take]
all along a coppery taste still flows
don't waste it now. don't waste it all

it won't stop bleeding
tie it off but it's raining blood
tie it off but it won't stop bleeding
tie it off but it's raining red

metaphor withstanding
where it goes, nobody cares or knows
a system of belief, better parts of our valor
go the way of all dinosaurs, newspaper, vinyl and hope
like a faint pulse, it's fading out

it won't stop bleeding
tie it off but it's raining blood
tie it off but it won't stop bleeding
tie it off but it's raining red
raining red from our hearts
Track Name: Slums of the Moon
Sit back, hold tight
it comes in spite
this thing that breaks
and all it takes
we'll fade away under radar
can it be worse than the
hell you wait in now?

Oh no, it couldn't wait up for me
To think we've stood and waited for a million years
for it to crumble and burn

and it did, alright
we leave tonight
forget what you've learned
and feel you've earned
we're breaking out of here, or surrender
it's better than the hell
that you wait in now

Oh no, it couldn't wait up for me
To think we've stood and waited for a million years
to find the slums of the moon
erected in our own image

don't know when, but I can't wait
to move into the slums of the moon with you
we begin, our slate clean
anew, to raze the slums of the moon
coming undone
slums of the moon, it begins

Oh no, it couldn't wait for you and me
To think we've stood and waited for a million years
to find it coming undone
Oh no, it couldn't wait up for me
To think we'll stand and wait another million years
to watch it crumble and burn
Track Name: Broad Strokes
In the year of our Lord, when the lambs, they do come around, you won't shoulder the blame - made off with the goose and the gold egg, but got lost in the game. where you've gone, where you come from - they're not one in the same - and all the ones that got let down, left with only their names - but you feel no shame.

this is a choice that we hold - this is the chance that got sold - this is the way that we hold our own - this is the hill that we climb - for the very last time - it's the space between then and now.

Cast off in an ocean of fake tan - bottled up to sell - set course for a coast where our contents - under pressure excel. where we been and what we've come to - not one in the same- broad strokes and things that got found out make us feel insane but we seem ok.

this is a choice that we hold - this is the chance that got­ sold - this is the way that we hold our own - this is the hill that we climb - up for the very last time - this is the space between then and now.

once more in the year of our lord we sing
we're starting to feel that belong somewhere else
once more in the year of our lord we fall
and we're starting to see that we may need something more
something real

this is a choice that we hold - this is the chance that got­ sold - this is the way that we reclaim our own, this is a chance to do right. or this is your marketing point, this is the space between then and now.
Track Name: Go Big
no harm / no foul
if you can turn it away
did we play our role?

every stitch / every word
do you believe everything that you're sold?
every name, every sign in our mind is burned
every breath, every dime that they turn

so much for scope or individuality
and what makes us whole
we buy / it sells
a new circuit that you feed
your name on my clothes

every name, every sign in our mind is burned
every breath, every dime that they turn
every dime, every cent, every dollar spent
what for? is this all that we are?

what you own now owns you
what you buy just bought you
what they have now has you
what they possess is you

every dime, every cent, every dollar spent
what for? is this all that we are?

no harm / no foul
if you can turn it away
is this all we are?
Track Name: Red Letter
This is not a test, this is not a phase
these are all the dreams of common men
miss them if you blink.
the truth is someone's making all the other noise
if i get out first, come for you and all the boys
before we become rats in the race we're running from everyday

start packing up, I've had enough
we're going on holiday
red letter or something better than

this is not your best, this is just a phrase
repetitious sequitur to perpetuate
as you watch someone sinking all the open shots
a kind of fear creeps in and has you on the spot
but have we become rats in the race we're running from everyday

start packing up, I've had enough
we're going on holiday
red letter or something better and this can kill

this can kill
this can kill
this can kill

start packing up, I've had enough
we're going on holiday
red letter or something better than...
Track Name: Angst, Etc.
it's said that light cannot be made nor destroyed
Still in the dark have we lost our course
left out to burn, forsaken, wilts in the sun
stole from the ether before too long

don't cry, don't speak, don't try to make it up to me, no
all hell break thee, won't suffer it for no more

twilight, a blind moon rises, shine from above
falls on the asphalt where I run
signal to rogue do you read me?
we're not alone. break into song 'cus I'm coming home

don't cry, don't speak, don't try to make it up to me, no
all hell break thee, won't suffer it for a fee and
I'm looked over in spite and aching,
night-blind and castigated
but getting by on faith, good grace and all that which can not fade

I searched the world over for you, where'd you go?
don't hide. don't dry your eyes
I fought the underworld for you, where'd you go?
don't hide. don't dry your eyes

don't cry, don't speak, don't try to make it up to me, no
all hell break thee, won't suffer it for a fee and
I'm looked over in spite and aching,
night-blind and castigated
but getting by on faith, good grace and all that which can not fade
Holding that which can not fade
Track Name: Salt
Holy Ghost
full of grace
take me now
from this place
a new last time
pace the floor
didactic stride
stripped down some more

When starts the fall?
frayed and torn under the gray
let's leave it that way
and if you want to know where I'm to blame
I'm not fearless but I'm trying
can you say the same?

wasted breath
breathing still
on this pane
from my sill
stolen days
thief of mine
keep me close
and out of sight

Now starts the fall?
frayed and torn under the gray
let's leave it that way
and if you want to know where I'm to blame
I'm not fearless but I'm trying
can you say the same?

and why you salt the earth behind you
so I lost my way, you'll never say, oh no
or ever give a reason to stay

I'm coming in low
I'm coming in low
Track Name: [bonus track] I'm So Bored With The USA
Yankee soldier don't want to shoot no smack
'cuz troubles out in Baghdad are hard enough to hack.
Yankee dollar falls from dictating to the world
now the people need a second job just to get their tanks to full

I'm so bored with the USA
I'm so bored with the USA
but what can I do?

Yankee "reality" is always on the TV
'cuz parked in front of LEDs, we can't recall how to be.
Never mind the starving child, let's watch the surgery face,
piss away the money better used to alleviate the waste.

I'm so bored with the USA
I'm so bored with the USA
but what can I do?

I'm so bored with the USA
I'm so bored with the USA
but what can I do?

Thank you, soldiers, for all you do.
Thank you, Louie. Thank you, Joe.