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New Constellation

Architect of the Ruin

Architect of the Ruin

Settle down, be still
It is all a test of will
We just need a little time to find some shelter,
To hide a while in the story’s fine
You’ve got yours, well I’ve got mine
They’re just markers on the map to find
The truth that’s lying in the middle

It’s easy to rage
It’s easy to blame
It’s easy to crumble and curse your name
But I owe you my life
I’ll swallow my pride
‘Cause I was the the architect of half of the ruin

All the hurt and angry men
Play the victim till the end
Never easing their defenses
Well I won’t be them, I won’t be bitter

It’s easy to rage
It’s easy to blame
It’s easy to crumble and curse your name
But I owe you my life
I’ll swallow my pride
‘Cause part of me always knew just what I was doing
Architect of half of the ruin

I want to see this through my eyes
A year from now or maybe five
A shortcut forward to the day
It’s just a memory of change

It’s easy to rage
It’s easy to blame
It’s easy to crumble and curse your name
But I owe you my life
I’ll swallow my pride
‘Cause part of me always knew just what I was doing
Architect of half of the ruin

So Long Sunny

Buttoned up your jacket and tightened up your collar
With a pocket full of pennies and a fistful of dollars
No forwarding phone number change of address
Just a wave and a smile to the ones you loved the best

Oh I’m hoping you find
What you’re missing
And settle your mind
I’ll keep wishing

So long sunny
Until we meet again

You know I always missed you even when I was with you
With all the wilting wallflowers all wishing that they could kiss you
You were drawn to the holy like a moth to the light
With some tough lucky saint who can tuck you in at night

Oh I’m hoping you find
What you’re needing
No looking behind
When you’re leaving

So long sunny
Until we meet again

Gave it everything we had but it wasn’t enough
We can promise to make it worth everything we gave up
Though there’s a hole in my center where your heart used to be
The only way I can love you is just to let it be
The only way I can love you is just to let it be

New Constellation

New Constellation

Hey, what’s that thing I can’t remember?
How did I get so far off center?
It’s a fractured view through faulty lenses
What do you trust when you can’t trust your senses

But I can fly through the heavens on the power of my heart
And thread my way through a string of stars
To write your name in a new constellation
Declare my love to all creation

I need to see the milky way
No city lights, no smoky haze
Just a speck on a speck on a spiral arm
It feels so good to be so small

And I can fly through the heavens on the power of my heart
And thread my way through a string of stars
To write your name in a new constellation
Declare my love to all creation

In darkness it gathers
In sunlight it scatters
My sorrow’s contagious
I’ve tested your patience
Saint Dymphna, Cecilia
Saint Margaret, Christina
We’ve no faith but hear us
Saint Drogo, Saint Vitus

What’s that thing I can’t remember….

But I can fly through the heavens on the power of my heart
And thread my way through a string of stars
To write your name in a new constellation
Declare my love to all creation

California Wasted

No time, where did the time go?
What was I thinking?
No compass, no maps
No sail on the mast
And this boat is sinking
We’re going down

There’s too much in my head right now
I’ve got no way to slow it down
And no one’s gonna pull me out
But I still make the same mistakes
California’s wasted on me

I’ll stare at the sun
Let the fire fill my eyes
See nothing but light
An endless day
To banish the night
I could set this right

But there’s too much in my head right now
I’ve got no way to slow it down
And no one’s gonna pull me out
But I still make the same mistakes
California’s wasted on me

On the line where the ocean meets the sky
I’ve been hoping I could see a sign,
Hoping I could see a sign

There’s too much in my head right now
I’ve got no way to slow it down
And no one’s gonna pull me out
And I still make the same mistakes
California’s wasted on me
I still make the same mistakes
I’m wasted out in California

The Moment

Shame doesn’t become you
There are no mistakes in the final view
No blame, how could it be so wrong
That your heart was braver than your will was strong?

For every path you follow there’s another left behind
Every door you don’t kick open there’s a million more to try
And for everything you’ve taught me here’s the one I’ve learned the best
There is nothing but the moment
Don’t you waste it on regret

I’ll go, but who will you have to be
Will you just get by or get what you need
Just know that I don’t need to fit in
But is there room for you in your life with him?

For every path you follow there’s another left behind
Every door you don’t kick open there’s a million more to try
And for everything you’ve taught me here’s the one I’ve learned the best
There is nothing but the moment
Don’t you waste it on regret

It’s out of my hands, out of my hands
But I miss my friend, I miss my friend
So this is the price of honesty
But I’m not sorry

For every path you follow there’s another left behind
Every door you don’t kick open there’s a million more to try
And for everything you’ve taught me here’s the one I’ve learned the best
There is nothing but the moment
Don’t you waste it on regret

The moment is happening now
The moment is passing
How could it be so wrong?

Rare Bird

I talk too much, I always do
‘Til sense is lost along with truth
Your silence is the harmony
To every word I truly mean

Your mind is like a rare bird
Flying high above the cold world
Slow dancing in the thermals
Singing songs no one’s ever heard
So why’d they want to cage you?
Clip wings and try to tame you
You were meant to be free

Through state of fugue and breach of trust
I see you new again my love
You hold so much so gracefully
From miracle to tragedy

Your mind is like a rare bird
Flying high above the cold world
Slow dancing in the thermals
Singing songs no one’s ever heard
So why’d he want to cage you?
Clip wings and try to tame you
You were meant to be free

Some shine brighter than the sun
Too brilliant to gaze upon
And rarer than rhodium
Hear me, wherever you are tonight
You better be flying high
You’d better be flying high

Your mind is like a rare bird
Flying high above the cold world
Slow dancing in the thermals
Singing songs no one’s ever heard
So why’d I want to cage you?
Clip wings and try to tame you
You were meant to be free

I'll Bet on You

Hey, yeah
Ready for the big rain
Hey, yeah
Everything will change in an instant

Slowly the waters rise around you
Quickly, so much washed away

We’ve all been hurt
It’s nothing new
Just bet on me
‘Cause I’ll bet on you

Hey, yeah
Fire in the canyon
Take what you can
Barely time to get away

You showed me when all you have is ashes
Somehow something still remains

We’ve all been hurt
It’s nothing new
Just bet on me
‘Cause I’ll bet on you
It’s no-one’s fault
I’ll tell you true
Just bet on me
‘Cause I’ll bet on you

Golden Age

A decade in the wilderness
How’d we ever come to this
Took all we had to just survive
No time left for asking why

Saint Virginia saved your life
An angel and a kitchen knife
When the devil tests your will
You kill who you have to kill

God loves a madman
But I wore his patience through
It’s too much to ask of anyone
I could never be as strong as you
I could never be as strong as you

All we are is vanity
Comics playing tragedy
I traded in my sanity
For a dream that soon abandoned me

God loves a madman
But I wore his patience through
It’s too much to ask of anyone
I could never be as strong as you

Walls and barricades surround our golden age
We will return again
Some day

Get What You Want

Shout up at the sky
In tatters, in tatters
See no use in trying
But it matters, it matters

Spare a little prayer for the broken hearted
How did he feel just being discarded?
But it felt so good to get what you wanted

Hey hey, you’re finally free
It’s a new day, you’re just where you wanted to be
Hey hey, you’re finally free
You got what you wanted, you forgot what you need

Each and every one
We want more, we want more
But if we quit when it gets hard
Then what is love for, what is love for?

Blow a little kiss to the innocent
Throw a little bird to the ones you left
Oh it feels so good until it hits you back
You weren’t the first, won’t be the last

Hey hey, you’re finally free
It’s a new day, you just where you wanted to be
Hey hey, you’re finally free
And it’s so strange, it’s not like you thought it would be
Hey hey, you’re finally free
It’s a new day, you just where you want to be
Hey hey, you’re finally free
You got what you want now, you forgot what you need

You get what you want, get what you want
You forgot what you need

Is There Anyone Out There

A swarm of senses, a shatterstorm
Tangled threads to weave a world
We build defenses and call them homes
Each alive, alert, alone

Is there anyone, is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there?
‘Cause I don’t know how to reach across the breach
So deep between us
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there
Who feels the way I do?

Uncertain language, imperfect words
How can we expect to speak the truth
I need you closer
I need you still
No matter how I seem to disappear from you

Is there anyone, is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there? I’m calling
I don’t know how to reach across the breach so deep between us
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there
Who feels the way I do?

The world I’ve seems no-one could ever know
The same as every other one of seven billion souls

Is there anyone, is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there? I’m calling
I don’t know how to reach across the breach so deep between us
Is there anyone, is there anyone out there?
Who feels the way I do

Life is Beautiful

Come wake me up
I have been asleep too long
And I pray, I pray it’s time
The storm is blowing over
It’s safe to go outside

Life is beautiful, beautiful
I could never imagine turning it away

Love will make you weak
Make you hungry
It’ll make you need someone
Who’ll break your trust
And call you out
But we never get enough

Life is beautiful, beautiful
Don’t you ever surrender to the voices in your head
Life is beautiful, beautiful
I could never imagine i turned away

The Eye

We’re finally learning to fight
We take to it well
‘Til we are pure potential
Imaginal cells
You always were a wild one
You like to bend the rules
But baby when the time comes
I might surprise you too

You laugh like nothing can touch you
The skies might open above you
And the rain pours down and the wind whips high
This love is a hurricane
You are the eye

I can’t make a connection
You don’t trust it to hold
So we cling to each other
Through the battering storm
Pain passes but slowly
And pleasure gone too soon
A copper manzanita
We have to burn to bloom

You laugh like nothing can touch you
The skies might open above you
And the rain pours down and the wind whips high
This love is a hurricane
You are the eye

I’ll stop telling you what you want to hear
Stop waiting for me to arrive
We keep ripping apart the atmosphere
But the change is what keeps us alive

You laugh like nothing can touch you
The skies might open above you
And when the rain pours down and the wind whips high
This love is a hurricane
You are the eye

Enough

Missing time
We killed the night
But I didn’t want to go
I didn’t want to go
Back in to that light

Chemicals
Cloud around the hall
Sting your pure eyes
But it’s sweeter than you know
It’s sweeter than you know
Impossible

The day is short
The task is great
And I am idle

The day is short
The task is great
And I am idle

The mind is willing but the body resists
The fight is over but the pain persists

Tell me when I’ve had enough
Oh tell me when I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough

The day is short
The task is great
And I am idle

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BONUS TRACKS

Friendly Fire

Not so long ago
Down from the trees and into the gutter
Naked, beautiful
Feet on the earth and heart all aflutter
Set up from the dawn
Eden was a trap and the apple was a con
From the tilt of the hips, the grasp of the hand
The word is the seed of the soul of the man

Friendly fire
Can’t take one life for another
Friendly fire

Know your history
We don’t want to learn
But we want to believe
We seek out enemies
Scared to the core
As we arm to the teeth

Friendly fire
Can’t tear one life from another
Friendly fire

We’re not separate, no different
We’re not separate, no different
We’re still animals

Get up off your knees
Don’t bow your head any more
Raise your voice to sing
One song true enough for us all

Friendly fire
Can’t trade one life for another
Friendly fire

We’re not separate, no different
We came from the earth, not the firmament
We’re not separate, no different now
We’re not separate, no different
We’re bound to the earth like a sacrament
We’re not separate, no different now
We’re still beautiful animals

Last to Fall

Hold on to your wigs and keys
Gone already, cuffs and collars
Pulling only cups and swords
Throwing coins and burning dollars

I watch with envy
I never had it in me
No I never had it in me

You’re the one that got away with everything, everything
Last to fall takes it all
You’re the one who never pays for anything, anything

You go lightly as you please
Courting chaos, tempting trouble
All’s forgiven, weightless ease
Heavy burdens handed over

You look so pretty doing what would kill me
Yeah you’re doing what would kill me

You’re the one that got away with everything, everything
Last to fall takes it all
You’re the one who never pays for anything, for anything

Count on those whose vice is always playing it nice
A fearless highwire show as we hold nets below
The curves, the cracks, snakes in the grass
Nothing’s gonna hold you back
You never fold, you never sold out

You’re the one that got away with everything, with everything
Last to fall takes it all
You’re the one who never pays for anything, for anything

I don’t know how I feel
Should I cheer or just stand clear?

I'm Not Waiting

We almost let it go
Illusions of control
The mask of restraint
Whatever you believe
I’m not your enemy
But I’m not a saint

And I’ve been patient
But I’m not waiting
For you to come around to me

We talk at record speed
No thought too small or weak
‘Till all we hear is noise
With each and every word
We’re shouting to be heard
No wonder I lose my voice

And I’ve been patient
But I’m not waiting
For you to come around
And lay your armor down
I’ve been patient
But I’m not waiting
For you to come around to me

Finally Fading

You opened the door and in came the night
Curled ’round a woman and turned out the light
And I finally got it figured out
But it’s too late to go back now

Proud as a lion of your new obsession
Tongue of a liar, little recollection
And there’s no use in keeping score
‘Cause no one plays fair any more

But the voices trailing doubt
Are finally fading out

Gave all the right answers to all the wrong questions
And burned a few bridges when they raised objections
Well I probably shouldn’t think out loud
But it’s too late to take it back now

And the voices trailing doubt
Are finally fading out

Whatever they said
Just have to swallow it
Whatever you did
No use in bothering
Get out of my head
Out of my head

And the voices trailing doubt
Are finally fading out
The voices trailing doubt
Are finally fading out
Finally fading
Finally fading out