No Control, No Parade EP Lyrics
No control! No parade! I never got the facts, I couldn’t wait. A frantic meltdown, a cavalcade. No use to destroy what’s never made. Ibuprofen, got the memo? The words I spit across the wall, they don’t need to be read just yet. A riot outside my bedroom window, the protest was in my head. Fixed your car, ma’am, here’s your keys! I left my dignity underneath the seat. Take my eyes and watch the scene. Now take my lungs and try to breathe. No control! No parade! Can’t destroy what’s never made. Did you get the facts? I couldn’t wait. I can’t pretend I don’t have a choice. I’m stuck behind enemy noise. The words were spoken but the lies were sold to the new republic of the young and old. No control! No parade! You can’t destroy what was never made. Did you get the facts? I couldn’t wait. I couldn’t wait. No! I couldn’t wait.
2. Jimmy’s Got A Gun
Poor Jimmy had a gun to his head. He wanted the beating to end. What if he took his sadness and let it out on all of his friends? Run! Run! Jimmy’s got a gun! Run! Run! Jimmy wants to have some fun. Poor Jimmy had a gun to his head. He wanted the bleeding to end. What if he took his madness and let it out on all of his pets? Run! Run! Jimmy’s got a gun! Run! Run! Jimmy wants to have some fun. Why can’t you see you’re hurting me? Why can’t you see? You’re gonna die! Poor Jimmy had a… Poor Jimmy had a gun to his head! Let’s have some fun.
3. Dead Like Me
We flirt like strangers at the site of a plane crash. You take my name and I bury you in it, bury you in it! So tilt your head back. Let the smoke bring back those memories of what you used to become. The whole world’s turned numb… I think hard about the changes we could’ve made. I think of all the lives we could’ve saved. We’re not brave. We’re not that brave. I remember when you used to read me songs of exploding balloons and sweating dogs like the ones you left dead on our front lawn. You told me those last words: the worst thing about life is that you can only die once. Even ghosts could live better than us. The whole world’s against us. We are left with blood in our veins and it turns to dust. Awaken me with your touch.
4. The Forest
You can’t escape the forest. The trees will consume your faith. You’re lost in a world that will never accept your change. When will you turn water into wine for me? Stand back, I’ll fight for the hope of hospitality. When will you learn that this is not a game to me? Think back to what you said. Think of all the irrationality. The walls scream but their expressions stay the same, caught within a picture frame. Turn back to see there’s no hope left. Keep your eyes on the road and think back to what you said. You can’t escape the forest. The trees will consume your faith. You’re lost in a world that will never accept your change. You can’t escape the forest.
5. The Snake Of Eden
Crawling through the grass. Staring down and stalk your prey. Making us fight each other. Making us change our ways. Playing mind games with my head, tearing it to many shreds. Sneak your way into my heart, shatter it to many parts. You need my venom to go on. You need my poison to get by. One kiss with her poison lips. She will sabotage our minds. One stroke of her crimson lips. She will wreck us with her lustful eyes. The Snake of Eden. Slither up my neck, whisper in my ear, and say: I need your venom to go on. I need your poison to get by. Playing mind games with my brain, turning it to reckless flames. Sneak your way past my eyes, break me down until I cry. You need my venom to go on. You need my poison to get by. I’ll drop my venom and leave you be.
6. From Green To Red
He swings around and punches the light in the ceiling fan. He doesn’t realize the pints of blood pouring from his hand. The glass and the darkness fall upon his shoulders. This isn’t the kind of work he should be doing sober. Only the green in his eyes can light the room. He fumbles through the black corridor, searching for the comforting edge of the TV screen he knows is right beside the door. While she’s out smearing her makeup, he’s inside smashing lights. She borrowed his car for the evening, her other man borrows her ass for the night. Up his veins and out the cuts of his hands. One motion. His vision starts to blur, his eyes turn from green to red. Red like his blood. Red like her dress. Red like his car. Red like her breath.
I feel sorry for myself. I think nothing of my health. You say I’m such a recluse; you’re a recluse too. Stop feeding me your bullshit. Do you even have a clue? No more burning lies. No more rabid eyes. No more hopeless frays. No more drowning days. I’m just a simple man trying to touch solid ground. I’ve spent half of my life just looking around. I want the atmosphere to wrap around my neck so I can feel the skin hold me until I choke to death. Stepped in a mound of quicksand. My arm is last to sink. You know you wished this upon me, with only sand to drink. No more hypocrisy. No more foolish bravery. No more going under. No more selfless mother. Stepped in front of a train, hoping it’ll charge right through me. With blood flowing through His veins, why doesn’t He just shoot me down? Down, down, down, without a sound. Down, down, down, underground. There’s such selfish behavior and I am my only saviour. Cast out beneath the bridge. What’s left to settle in? I follow my head and not my heart. Trailing blood will tear me apart. I’ll live through these final days, down this ghost of a road that I have made. And I am my only saviour, and I am my only… I’m just a simple man trying to touch solid ground. I’ve spent half of my life just looking around. I want the atmosphere to wrap around my neck so I can feel the skin hold me until I choke to death.