DEMENTIA COOKIE BOX LYRICS

 

NO REST FOR HEROES

 

PLANTING THE SEED

 

GINGER TREE

I know she’s gonna’ run away, and

I know what she’s gonna’ say…

“Bury me by the tree.”

 

All these things have come to pass

And I have learned to let them pass

Stories of the truth be told

By honest men from days of old

 

I know what their hearts do tell, and

I know of certain things in hell…

“Bury me by the tree.”

 

And like a twig of ginger snaps

The love inside will make her crack

And eyes will melt and pour on down

To saturate the sacred ground

 

I know how it feels to die

Slowly, bit by bit

Each and every fucking night

“Bury me by the tree.”

YOU ALIVE

And of all the things that dreams are made of

You tend to dwell on this one most

You never listen when they tell you

On their whispered words of worry your sailboat coasts

 

You heed no mind at loved ones’ wishes

Their words of warning only make you stronger

And anyone who dares to touch you

Always ends up getting burned

 

You cannot live this life forever

I know you love those clouds

That keep you high above the others

And keep you singled out in crowds

 

But as the sky fades to gray

The clouds must rain themselves away

And as you fall, as you dive…

Only then will you feel alive

I KNOW

You seem to think you know my dreams

And you claim that you know me

Well if that’s true, and you love me the way you say you do

How come you’re never there when I need you?

 

I know, I know the way you play your games

I know, I know you like to cause the pain

I know, I know you’re bored without the drama

I know, I know that I don’t wanna’

 

… continue being this way

You playing off of everything that I say

Acting like it doesn’t faze you

I think you wanted it to make me hate you

 

I know, I know the way you play your games

I know, I know you like to cause the pain

I know, I know you’re bored without the drama

I know, I know that I don’t wanna’

THE SORROW STOMP

You should know what’s going on

It has gone on for far too long

Now everyone you know gets hurt

And I’m not keen on the taste of dirt

 

The sun to me doth not feel warm

Nor the touch of breast feel home

My brain cannot accommodate

This mass demise and planned debate

 

And if you don’t bring this to rest

She won’t realize what is best

And your life will stay the lie

And your sadness will make her cry

 

I think you know how this will end

And I’m sorry dear old friend

But I just can’t participate

In any part, at any rate

FLAW

Don’t you say anything about

What you don’t know anything about

It’s not my fault I was born this way

So there’s not a damn thing for you to say

 

They think they know what pain is

I think you think the way they do

Buddy, you haven’t the slightest clue

What the act of death can put you through

 

Now I’m going to leave

Please forget what you saw

And never speak again

Any words about my flaw

ARROGANT LETHARGY

It’s a cold day in my mind

My life’s all frozen up in time

My heart beats strongly in my ears

While I continue to sleep away my years

 

You know you’re running low on time

To make a dream turn out just fine

To live a life not on borrowed time

And see it through tonight

 

I have ambitions, so do you

What makes you think that your ideas are new?

STREET CLOWN

Paint my face the color of your heart

Don’t drain your blood, it wouldn’t be too smart

 

I’m with you

 

Don’t raise your hand in anger, it wouldn’t be like you

You don’t have to do what other people tell you

 

I’m with you

 

Paint my face the color of your soul

It’s dark purple, or so I’m told

 

Where are you?

RUN AWAY

Get outta’ your bed in the middle of the night

Put on some clothes; climb out your window

 

Run away, it’ll be all right

Run away, it’ll be okay

 

Pack your bags the night before

Don’t forget your toothbrush

 

Run away, it’ll be all right

Run away, it’ll be okay

 

Meet up with your friends about a half past one

Go towards the railroad tracks

Gonna’ have some fun

 

Hear a train coming from a distance

Runnin’ fast, trying to escape it

Hear a train coming from a distance

Runnin’ fast, trying to escape it

 

Man you got your foot caught between the rails

Man you got your foot caught between the rails

Man you got your foot caught between the spikes

 

Run away, it’ll be all right

Run away, it’ll be okay

MISSION TO MARS

Do you know you have a friend?

Don’t you think that it’s the end

We’re all here to lend a hand

You don’t need to listen to the words of the man

 

You don’t have to go back to that place you were before

You are not that person who you used to be

We all helped you out and now we’re here once again

You don’t have to go back, you don’t have to be there again

 

All those times before when you were lying in your bed

All the pain you had… all the visions in your head

We never thought that you would heal; still you have your scars

You don’t need to go back on your mission to mars

 

You don’t have to go back to that place you were before

You are not that person who you used to be

We all helped you out and now we’re here once again

You don’t have to go back, you don’t have to be there again

KINGS WITHOUT QUEENS

In my dreams you came to me and told me everything’s okay

When I woke up the next day, I felt that way

 

If only life and love could be the same

If only hearts could feel no pain

And all I want are these things for you

And all I want is to feel them too

And teach it to the whole world

With you

 

But these are things that are meant for dreams

Apparently

I see the kings who have no queens

And I can see the sadness that it brings

And they sing

HIDDEN ENEMY

I have seen this all before

And I don’t wanna’ see it anymore

Mistrust of judgment lead to loss and inability

To just shut up and do your job

 

The pen you hold now is your enemy

Those things you write sound like sin to me

And all those girls you gave the money to…

They didn’t want you, they didn’t want to

 

And as the curtain begins descent

It finally hits you – where your life went

You try to stop it, but it’s too far gone

And all that’s left for you to do is

Sing your sad, sad, song

 

It’s time to open up your eyes and see the days of messed up ways

You stand up straight and naked; holding yourself, trembling in fear

It’s time to open up your eyes and see the days of messed up ways

You stand up straight and naked; holding yourself, trembling in fear

HAVE DUCK TEA (abductee)

Thought you should know that I watched you go down the road that night

Around the curve I watched you swerve, headed straight for the light

 

I ran so fast I thought I die

I felt like a racecar!

Felt like I could fly

 

They came down, and lifted you up from the ground

A space-aged sound… intelligent life they had found

You have gone now, been taken away from me

You have gone now, been taken away from me

 

And now you won’t come down to meet me back on the ground

Now you won’t come down and meet me here on the ground

NO REST FOR HEROES

They make no sound when they come through windows

Most times you can’t tell they’re there

They sneak up on you like the plague on a nation

That’s full of fear

 

There is no rest for the heroes

There is no safe place to dwell

Our children can tell stories to their grandchildren

Of what it was like to live in hell

 

And now we all bow together and hope for a better way

Can we all work together and live for another day?

 

And now we know how it is

And now we know how it is

And now we know how it is

 

And now we know what the future holds

They all know how it is

 

There’s no rest for the heroes.

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