Fire and the Wheel

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released May 15, 2012

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Track Name: Predawn Battle
With nothing else to do,
we set out walking in the night
With nothing but our tools:
fuzzy munitions, gut strung tight
On the way through the metal gate,
hit the button to illuminate
Flicker, flicker, flicker on
Then we lock in a war 'til the dawn

With nothing left to lose,
we turned a contest to a fight
You've got a problem
(No, you are the one)
You've got a problem
(No, you are the one)
So hold your ground
when every thought's profound
There's a fire, but you'll never see it shine
when the wheel takes me home
Track Name: Hooke's Law
My hands are tired, got a rock in my shoe
and my sterling pride is starting to bruise
If I could dance alright, I would dance all night, alright?

Come inside I want to show you where I hide
Draw the shades in case we need to draw the blades
If I could dance alright, I would dance all night, alright?
Alright!

Been a long time coming
(How bout for once, you take my side)
Such a long time
(I’ll take your side)
Track Name: Road to Paradise / Fool's Errand
Face it, there's nothing in the night
You've got to chase it further from your mind
You'll find you're on the road to paradise

[Fool’s Errand]
Daddy needs a boost again,
so I’m going away to be
a small town hero, aping Nero
Bring him back a plastic man,
shining gold and then we’ll have
a matching set of bulging egos
a matching set of bulging egos.
Track Name: Balloon Ride Ending in a Swim
Take us on the balloon,
we hear the end is coming all too soon
There'll be fire, there's gonna be ice,
there's gonna be soldiers in the streets and they don't play nice

Rising up the thermal vent, we're in it now
Things are looking up for us, but we're still running out
we're still running out of the O2
Aren't you?

Drop us into the lake
We'd rather swim than prolong this mistake
We caught fire, hit with ice,
even Zeus took a shot and he don't play nice

Diving, underneath the water there's a cave
filled with shiny krugerrands but we're still running out
we're still running out of the O2
Aren't you?

It's a long way up
(If you see me coming, please move out the way)

If you died in the night, who'd notice?
Track Name: Wheelbarrow de la Muerte
Comb your hair out, feel it ripping away
Through your fingers, feel it slipping away
Take my plasma, take my marrow, take it all in your wheelbarrow

Drain your eyes out, feel it dripping away
Through your fingers, feel it slipping away
Take my plasma, take my marrow, take it all in your wheelbarrow

I'll help you hide 'til the storm clouds and the thunder subside
If the stage grows too high we'll grow fins and some gills and we'll dive
Track Name: Garden Gnome
Nothing ever comes off quite like you planned
Hero was a stranger in a strange land
He's a long way from home and he's turned around

Never learned to stop and ponder a think
Never learned to pace himself with a drink
He's a long way from home and he's turned around

He's always scrambling, gambling with his life
He's always wandering, wondering what he's like

Hero was a stranger in a strange land
Nothing ever comes off quite like you planned
He's a long way from home and he's turned around
(I can't help feeling turned around)

He's always scrambling, gambling with his life
He's always wandering, wondering what he's like

If I could dance alright, I would dance all night, alright?
Track Name: Horticulture is not for Everyone
Sitting in your lonely room
waiting for your flowers to bloom
You've been waiting such a long time
You've been waiting such a long time

Wipe your eyelids girl
You're dripping black on my world
There's just so much moisture I can take
When the wind blows, wet roots tend to break

Sitting in the naughty chair
wondering what you've done to get you there
You've been waiting such a long time
You've been waiting such a long time

Wipe your eyelids girl
You're dripping black on my world
There's just so much moisture I can take
When the wind blows, wet roots tend to break

I don't think I want to be here, or be near here

(Like it or not, we're trapped and wounded
I would have thought you'd see by now
Give me some pressure please, I'm bleeding
Hold tight with all your might)
Track Name: The Wheel
Find a way to go, find a way to get here tonight
I don't want to go, but you've got to get here alright
Skin is wearing thin, to the point of breaking apart
With a single win, I could find the courage to start
There's a chain wrapped around my ankles and it's tied with many loops
There's a light, but you'll only see it shine like a dog in the road in the night

Aim a little lower, go a little slower
No one's going to hate you then
I'm not made of plaster, go a little faster
No one's going to catch you then
(Fade in, fade out
Go in, sleep out)

There's a fire and it's burning hot
But the wheel won't stop for you.
Track Name: Purple Moon
Blue moon, looks like there'll be love tonight
Red moon, brace yourself for blood tonight
Purple moon, hold on tight

Face it, there's nothing in the night
So chase it further out of sight
You're on the road to paradise
You'll find you're on the road to paradise
Track Name: Carving Up the Beast
When the time has come for you to settle down,
will you notice the red puddle on the ground?
When the men have come to help you settle down,
will you listen, will you listen?

When the current flows into your broken brain,
will it reboot in something close to sane?
When the beast is gone and your friends have gathered 'round,
there to see you and to see you go down...

And then we'll fade out and we'll fade in
Then we'll go out and we'll sleep in
Then we'll fade out and we'll fade in
Then we'll go out and we'll sleep in 'til we want then we'll do it again
Track Name: Long Way Down
It's a long way down
(If you see me coming, please move out the way)