Introducing the Hardline / Full Album Lyrics

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If You All Get To Heaven

If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for my mother
Say a prayer for my father
Say a prayer for my brother
But most of all please say a prayer for me
Words of a feather
All flock together
Going round and round
A soul is astral travelling
Watching human motion
Wasting thy seed upon the ground
Discreet intermissions
Coroners petitions
Their work goes into the sand
Voices from the middle
Are gaining very little
It’s getting all out of hand
If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer -volace menteh-
Say a prayer for food and plenty
Say a prayer -sehr sensible-
But most of all please say a prayer for me
If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for my camel
As I ride through the desert
Say a prayer for the rumours
The rumours of war
The last moody summer
Was autumn in covers
Bespeaks of dogs in the dark
A perfect reunion
Of bloody communion
Where do we find
Noah’s ark?
A thousand words or more
Seep through the floor
And then take root in the soil
Growing trees of doubt
Helpless people shout
Until their blood starts to boil
If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for Asmodeus
Say a prayer for Belial
Say a prayer for his denial
But most of all you gotta say a prayer for me
If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for St. Religion
Say a prayer for blood baptism
Say a prayer for it’s division
But most of all please say a prayer for me
Old men’s cigars puff up the wars
To protect their fuck-ups again
Young men must die!
To keep the old ones alive
And to prove they’re studs once again
It you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for the people
Who will kill for cross and steeple
Say a prayer for righteous bullets
But most of all please say a prayer for me
If you all get to Heaven
Say a prayer for my mother
Say a prayer for my father
Say a prayer for my brother
But most of all you gotta say a prayer for me
 

If You Let Me Stay

Spoken:
Sweetheart listen,
I know the last few pages
Haven’t been good for the both of us
And I’ve caused you a lot of grief
But put those bags down, o.k.?
Before you make a decision like that,
Please just listen to me
‘Cos I don’t want you to leave.
I definately don’t want you to leave
Just hear me out.
Honey, don’t leave me now
With my head on my shoulders wrong
Have I done something wrong for you to leave?
I know I’ve been careless, girl
And I must apologize
I’ll try better next time, baby
If you let me stay
If you let me stay
I’ll say what I should’ve said
If you let me stay
I should have said that I love you
It you let me stay
And I should have said it from my heart
If you let me stay
How can I compensate
For my indiscretions, dear
Tell me it’s not too late
That I’d love to hear
If you walk out on me
You will see a grown man cry
I didn’t miss my water
Till my well ran dry
But if you let me stay
If you let me stay
I’ll say what I should’ve said
If you let me stay
I should have said that I love you
It you let me stay
And I should have said it from my heart
If you let me stay
Your pretensions aim for gullible fools
And now who needs you anyway?
I’ll get mine elsewhere
I taught the school
You will regret it someday
If you let me stay
I’ll say what I should’ve said
If you let me stay
I should have said that I love you
It you let me stay
And I should have said it from my heart
If you let me stay


Wishing Well (A Tone Poem)

Kissing like a bandit
Stealing time
Underneath a sycamore tree
Cupid by the hour sends
Valentines
To my sweet lover and me
Slowly
But surely
Your appetite is more than I knew
Sweetly
Softly
I’m falling in love with you
Wish me love a wishing well
To kiss and tell
A wishing well of butterfly tears
Wish me love a wishing well
To kiss and tell
A wishing well of crocodile cheers
Hugging like a monkey see
Monkey do
Right beside a riverboat gambler
Erotic images float through my head
So I wanna be
Your midnight rambler
Quickly
Quickly
The blood races through my veins
Quickly
Loudly
I wanna hear those sugar bells ring
Wish me love a wishing well
To kiss and tell
A wishing well of butterfly tears
Wish me love a wishing well
To kiss and tell
A wishing well of crocodile cheers
 

I’ll Never Turn My Back On You
(Father’s Words)


This isn’t living now
A thing my father said to me
And get a haircut, boy
If you want a chance in respectable society
Why did you stop writing?
I knew you had some trouble, son
But you should know by now
That my number doesn’t change
Because my dirty deed is done
All I need from you
And that’s all
Regardless of whatever you do
And that is that you understand
That I’ll never turn my back on you
How are your wife and child?
I’m sure your little girl has grown
And give them a kiss and a smile
That’s what my daddy said
In a letter very long
What kind of man would I be?
If I left you in despair (and then he wrote)
And I miss your mother, son
Cause if she were still alive
She’d tell you too
You should cut your hair
All I need from you
And that’s all
Regardless of whatever you do
And that is that you realise
That I’ll never turn my back on you
Whatever you do just try to get through to me
Remember the time we got drunk on wine by the sea
And I laughed when you tried to stagger home by yourself
You were stubborn then and you are still stubborn now
All I need from you
And that’s all
Regardless of whatever you do
And that is that you understand
That I’ll never turn my back on you
 

Dance Little Sister

Get up ‘outta’ your rockin’ chair grandma!
Or rather would you care to dance grandmother?
Hey you! Give up to the ghost
That’s haunting you now
Shout it out
Don’t let it stay inside
And eat you alive
Make up your mind
Don’t you want to stay
This side of the line
I can assure you
When you’re my age
You’ll learn
From all you’ve left behind
(You’ve got to)
Dance little sister
Don’t give up today
Hang on till tomorrow
I don’t wanna hear you’re late
Dance little sister
Don’t give up today
Hang on till tomorrow
Don’t give up your stay
Say now share the weight
And lay your cross down
And let the long reaching arm
Of hope bring you around
It ain’t easy but giving up
Is the easy thing to do
Time is on your side
Would you just watch the clock
And let it tick for you
(You’ve got to)
Dance little sister
Don’t give up today
Hang on till tomorrow
I don’t wanna hear you’re late
Dance little sister
Don’t give up today
Hang on till tomorrow
Don’t give up your stay
 

Seven More Days

Teardrops rusting on a steel bar
Harmonica blues
Heartblood thick enough for pine tar
I’ve got a hole in my delta shoes
Grown men wither and they dry away
Their lives compromised
I’ve gotta hold on
Struggle through another day
To see the fire in my baby’s eyes
Society’s debt have been more than paid
In seven more days
I’ll be home to you
And the walls will tumble down
That’s separating us two
The Jericho mile and a river so wide
In seven more days
There will be no more divide
Bad dreams, cornerstone realities
Bears witness to shame
Hell’s gate - a landscaped brutality
All material gain
But she’s home praying on her hands & knees
That safe shall I part
But I am guilty of her memory
But there’s no crime in my heart
Society’s debts have been more than paid
In seven more days
I’ll be home to you
And the walls will tumble down
That’s separating us two
The Jericho mile and a river so wide
In seven more days
There will be no more divide
Lawful society
Says this is what you get
Tearful sobriety of
Matters that you soon regret
It all adds up to time
Debts have been more than paid
In seven more days
I’ll be home to you
And the walls will tumble down
That’s separating us two
The Jericho mile and a river so wide
In seven more days
There will be no more divide
 

Let’s Go Forward

Let’s go forward with our love
I don’t ask for your money
I don’t ask for your honey
All I want is love
Let’s go forward with our love
I don’t ask for your wallet
Let’s finish what we started
All I need is love
And in your private moments
When all the world is sleep
I watch you as you toss and turn
And pray my soul you’ll keep
I sense you are afraid
That I’m not holding fast
But you are just nervous
And I’m certain that this too will pass
Let’s go forward with our love
I don’t ask for your money
I don’t ask for your honey
All I want is love
Our dedication wanders
You’re hurt from what you hear
But then the rain falls down
And wipes away your tears
The stars are everlasting
But even they shift from time to time
If we just slow down
Catch our breath
We’ll be fine
Let’s go forward with our love
I don’t ask for your wallet
Let’s finish what we started
All I need is love
Silver turns to black
And gold turns into green
Giving my love back
Would tear away our seed
Like real silver and gold
We can keep our vows
Your hand I will hold
Until the killing ground
Let’s go forward with our love
 

Rain

Take off your topcoats
Put on your raincoats
And now give up your birthright
And don’t you cry
‘Cause in 23 verses now
A storm is a-comin’
And you’ll be too surprised
To wonder why
And it will
Rain rain
Go away, go away
Rain rain
Come back again another day
Step out your cool suit
Snap on you wet boots
And now eat all you mushrooms
Until you see
That in 22 verses now
A storm is a-brewin’
And you’ll be too annoyed
For victory
‘Cause it will
Rain rain
Go away, go away
Rain rain
Come back again another day
China glass and
A chocolate bar
I’m leaving behind
So my children’s children
Children’s children
Will see what’s left of me
Cue up the James Brown
And jack up the funky sound now
Say it won’t be the last time
You hear a scream
‘Cause in 21 verses now
A storm is a-ragin’
And you will satisfy your destiny
And it will
Rain rain
Go away, go away
Rain rain
Come back again another day
 

Sign Your Name

Fortunately you have got
Someone who relies on you
We started out as friends
But the thought of you just caves me in
The symptoms are so deep
It is so much too late to turn away
We started out as friends
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my baby
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my lady
Time I’m sure will bring
Disappointments in so many things
It seems to be the way
When your gambling cards on love you play
I’d rather be in Hell with you baby
Than in cool Heaven
It seems to be the way
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my baby
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my lady
Birds never look into the sun
Before the day is gone
But oh the light shines brighter
On a peaceful day
Stranger blue leave us alone
We don’t want to deal with you
We’ll shed our stains showering
In the room that makes the rain
All alone with you
Makes the butterflies in me arise
Slowly we make love
And the Earth rotates
To our dictates
Slowly we make love
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my baby
Sign your name
Across my heart
I want you to be my lady
 

As Yet Untitled

Out by a shanty where the dust hangs high
Far from a river where things grow green
The flowers weep and they lean away
From the blood stained soil beneath my feet
The thorns outnumber the petals on the rose
And the darkness amplifies the sound of printers’ ink
On propaganda page
That will rule your life and fuel my rage
I tried to bend my knees
But my knees were already bent
I haven’t stood like a man for such a long time now
I called to my god but he was sleeping on that day
I guess I’ll just have to depend on me
Shall I tell my children if they ask of me
Did I surrender forth my right to be?
Y’see my daddy died to leave this haunting ground
And this same ground still haunts me
The cool September blows the seeds away
The harvest blown again this year
But I’ll return a stronger man
I’ll return to me my homeland
No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home
I said:
But I’ll return a stronger man
I’ll return to me my homeland
No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home
This land is still my home
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world
 

Who’s Loving You

When I had you
I treated you bad and wrong my dear
Girl since since you been gone
Don’t you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who’s lovin’ you
I, I, I, I should have never made you cry
And girl since since you’ve been gone
I sit around with my head hanging down
And I wonder who’s lovin’ you
Life without love is oh so lonely
I don’t think I’m gonna make it
All my life, all my life belongs to you only
Come on and take it girl
Come on and take it because
All, all I can do
Since you been gone is cry
And don’t you ever wonder
And worry your pretty little head
‘Bout what I do
Don’t you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who’s lovin’ you