ANOTHER WEST

by ON SAY

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released October 30, 2013

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Track Name: Roller Coaster's Coming
Old man in Rathdrum
Side mirrors on a mower
He rides through the town
To walk would be slower

When we are young
What we take for granted
Fields we could run through
Are mowed where they're planted

Roller coaster's coming
Roller coaster's coming
Role guns are gunning
War drums are drumming

Name and a lifespan

Roller coaster's coming
Track Name: I Want to Live in Your Pool Shed
I want to live in your pool shed
Please let me live in your pool shed with my family
We could be so happy
Living in your pool shed
Living in your pool shed

I'll get a job at the Safeway
Yeah I'm trying to get a job at the Safeway to feed my family
I could be so happy
Working at the Safeway
Working at the Safeway

And I will arrive on time
Maybe later down the line
We could buy a single-wide
On a rented lot
When all my dreams come true

How can I get some insurance
I'm going to need some insurance when I'm not healthy
Nobody can be happy
Without insurance
Without insurance

So go to work on time
Maybe later down the line
We could buy a single-wide
On a rented lot
When all my dreams come true

I'm going to buy a beat up Datsun truck
I said I'm going to buy a beat up Datsun truck
I said I'm going to buy a beat up Datsun truck
And I will drive it 'til my genius matches my luck

So go to work on time
Maybe later down the line
We could buy a single-wide
On a rented lot
When all my dreams come true
Track Name: What You Wanted to Hear
Seek what you wanted to hear, dear
Pay off the numbers, play up the feel

Shout down the doubt drawing near, dear
Blind is the darkness, quick is the fear

Everything's under control
Sharpen the teeth, tighten the hold

I know the way, I know the way
Listen to me, listen to me

I'm on the wall watching the wolf
Give me the gun please

This is a test
This is a race
This is a game that can't be won

Seek what you wanted to hear, dear
Blind is the darkness, quick is the fear
Track Name: East
I can't say it
I couldn't tell you if I tried
There are codes that can't be broken
I watched you walk out
I never could stop you when you cried
My heart was flooded in the ocean

You're the one I want
The words I already have
You're the one I love
The words just cut me in half

In a snowfall
I saw the starlight in your eyes
In your smile I was stolen
We took the apple
We saw ourselves and tried to hide
Such are prisoners of the notion

You're the one I want
The words I already have
You're the one I love
The words just cut me in half

Over east of Eden
I see flaming swords, flaming swords
East of Eden
I hear angels roar, the angels roaring
Rhyme and reason
I will testify, the tortured freedom
Flaming swords
East of eden

So I can't say it
I couldn't tell you if I tried
There aren't words that could be spoken
If there's an answer
I heard it swimming in the tide
Whispers haunting in the motion

You're the one I want
The words I already have
You're the one I love
The words just cut me in half

Over east of Eden
I see flaming swords, flaming swords
East of Eden
I hear angels roar, the angels roaring
Rhyme and reason
I will testify, the tortured freedom
Flaming swords
East of eden

Goodbye, goodbye, my love, goodbye
Farewell until we die, oh goodbye
Track Name: Stars Become Ghosts
Stars become ghosts
Ghosts of lost lions
Lonesome, listening to champagne
Sitting in beat up Datsun trucks
Beside gravel roads
Whispering your name

Time is windy
The lions told me one day
When I was afraid
The breeze it blows cold down your throat
Into your heart
Brought like a blade

Forged in the fires
Of galaxies crumbling
Humbly stumbling through cold space
In an engine roar that wind is formed
It does not wonder why
It blows away

Like brown paper bags
Pushed through parking lots
Lilting to wilt in storm and rain
Tragedy's clues to sing the blues
The tears of centuries
On harps tied with chains

To the mast
Of conscience and good cheer
Steering certain to a great whirlpool
But hold your head up
And lift your last cup
To the cold lips of the uncool
And drink
And smile
And drive that Datsun home
Track Name: Another
Wind blew
Shook the moonlight
As it wandered through the blinds
To the bedroom
After midnight she was sleeping at my side
I was thinking of all the eyes
That have looked up at the night sky

Maybe they will
Dig up a key
To the speed of light
And we
will fly away
From the Earth to the new world
Where all the clues remain a fabled quest
Of another west
That won't be won

Darling
We are strangers
Here to wonder who we are
Memories, bones and faces
Reading poems and riding in cars
Paper dolls and shooting stars
Working jobs and works of art

Maybe I will grow up to be
A taxi driver
And we
Will meet again
On your way from the spaceport
Down to the woods of another west
Where no one has guessed
At the moon

How could I ever let you go
How could I ever let you go
Track Name: Rust
Rumor is taking the stage
We never knew what we wanted
Rust can ruin a cage
Change is the agent of age
Running the hunted
Begin

Oh my darling
The storm in my chest
The creases pressed in your palms
How the lightning goes tracing the borderlines

In a clearing
The echoes undress
A chorus of rambled psalms
Such is twilight lost longing to be defined

Oh my darling
Please lower your voice
The hunters will hear you yelling
I will listen how these hearts are the hired guns

Oh, oh my darling
Let's make a last choice
We'll run from the souls they're selling
I have read we have always already won

Something's rolling under
Pealed and ripped asunder
Tortured by the numbers
Of a nameless thunder

We have always already won

For the aimless hunger
Of a shameless wonder
Rust is just the slumbers
Of hunters in the weather

We have always already won

They say just wait it out
For another year
Hope is like a doubt
Dressed up in the fear
That time will tell you lies
If you listen too closely

Rumor is taking the stage
We'll never know what we wanted
Rust can ruin a cage
Change is the agent of age
Running the hunted
Begin
Track Name: Murky Light
Phrases floating through the night
Through the falling snow on a burning kite
We are all the haunting whispered words
Sung in murky light

Names to hold
And be held by
We'll sing

Breath that makes
A chest to rise
We'll sing

Touch to blush
A bright blue sky
We'll sing

The push and the pull
Of broken lives
in the heat of skin
and the gleam of eyes
We'll sing

Phrases floating through the night
Through the falling snow on a burning kite
We are all the haunting whispered words
Sung in murky light
Track Name: Earth
We'll meet at the marina in the moonlight
I'll greet you with a kiss and wait for midnight
When the wind will take us away
The clouds will chase us
Out to the middle of the lake
With a fleet of stars
We'll meet at the marina in the moonlight
A dream I had of you and me
Of Earth and our last night
Of you and I and starlight

Drops of water rise
Like bits of broken glass
Glowing blue and white

We're on a driftwood raft
With feathers on our sleeves
When the water takes flight

Over the tallest trees
Over the ships at sea
From the plot we thought we needed

The emptiness of space
Like a battlefield
Like a cannon shot

We will shout for the years we lost to find
We will shout for the memory of our lives
I will shout for the fortune in your eyes
And you shout for the Earth and our last night