Peace & Information

Case Study

Learning how to know you
Knowing how to be myself
In your city, on TV
At the same time
Knowing how to stay calm
Even when my arms get tired
With my power and your power
At the same time
Wishing you would be mine
This isn't love
Not in the way that I've been looking for
Bet you would destroy me
And be a better friend
After I quit dreaming
I can change your mind
Wish I could erase mine
This isn't love
Not in the way that I've been looking for
Thank you for being
Such a lovely individual.


Funeral For My Former Self

So tired of feeling this way
Feeling like I can't go on
What if I died today
Everything going wrong
And I been thinking
And I been reading
Sorry I got carried away
Looking at it like a story
Though if I could win their love
Everything would fall in place
And I got burned out
Look how the story turned out
Living for somebody else isn't working
I'll be the one going down in the end
I can't be wishing and dreaming my heart out
Forever, into oblivion.
Saw my spirit crumble
Nothing ever stays the same
In an aging body
Glorified by mistake
But I got turned round
Now I'm looking for the light within
Living for something that I can rely on
I'll be the one going down in the end
I can't be wishing and dreaming my heart out
Forever, into oblivion.
I'll go anywhere to find it
I'll go anywhere to seek
I'll go anywhere to find it
I'll go anywhere to seek.


People

It was a bad day on the street, oh
They had a barricade for the angry
It was a good sign that the
People behind it were healthy.
It only takes one generation
To lead them to freedom        
Then lose them, forget            
People in power are just people.
 
And when you see it repeating
It comes down to you not to be that way
In all of history,
Every little town, and on TV        
There's no one more important    
Than anybody else is.
And especially you.

The trouble with being a hero
You need a place to live
And good job with a ring to it.        
And in your journey to be righteous
to save us from evil    
to serve and protect
You gotta foster up a mutual respect.
Like a sage or a poet
For the rest of your days            
Dedicated to understanding.    

And when you see it repeating
It comes down to you not to be that way
In all of history,
Every little town, and on TV        
There's no one more important        
Than anybody else is.
And especially you.

Every little town, and on TV    
There's no one more important        
Than anybody else is.
And especially me.


Hey Tumbleweed

As you were, my darling
In the fine, fair morning
You can turn me on
Don't worry if you wear me out
I'm ready
Like a stone cold miner
Or a long-haul driver
Yeah, pick me up
I'll tell you when to put me down
Don't worry
Hey Tumbleweed I been looking for you
Have you been looking for me?
Hey Tumbleweed I been looking for you
Have you been looking for me?
As the road unravels
You return from your travel
With your tall hat on
Oh mercy, how you look so good
I'm ready
Hey Tumbleweed I been looking for you
Have you been looking for me?
Hey Tumbleweed I been looking for you
Have you been looking for me?


Trauma Jules

Julie was alive on a Monday
Feeling better than an hour before    
He was tryna get a little idea what
The rest of us want    
Wasn't ever meant to be in the spotlight
It was just the way it happened to fall    
That naturally long physique that
The rest of us want.
In general he had it all
Til he had a terrible experience.
While not afraid of living or dying        
The dust had only settled some        
Old Julie had a lotta resistance        
To anything fun.
In general he had it all
Til the previous year, til the tragedy
(AHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHH)
Blew holes into
The fabric of everything.
And he can't forget
For any stretch of time, or
Ease into the daily movements            
The rest of us do.
The rest of us want
In general he had it all
Til he had a terrible experience.


Power + Charm (Venus Under Siege)

Today you fly home        
And I'll be on my own    
It's been going on     
Way too long.
I knew better
But you kept me down
Got to changing things around
I've been waiting on                
When you're gone.    
I can find in another place
What's been locked away     
All the power and charm
That comes with real desire.
Desire.
I'll buy a ticket too
I'm leaving the Church of You
I been holding on    
Way too long.
I can find in a couple of days
What's been locked away     
All the power and charm
That comes with real desire.   
Desire.


Intuition

Some of us can't just live in another dimension
Gotta be true to the one in which you appear
And when the grid begins to fall
And your head starts ringing
Have you the courage and confidence
To defend your intuition
Climb out of fable
In favor of experience
Enter the body
Considering the very life that you are living.
Nobody here, no man knows better than you.
So when the hour comes
And your head and your heart start singing
Summon the virtue and confidence
To defend your intuition
Climb out of story
In favor of experience of you
Enter the body
Accountable for the life that you are living
You are, you are, you are.


If You're Lonely

If you're lonely
Wait until the sun comes up
And get ready
Fix yourself and drink a cup
It gets easier
In the morning.
Mmmm downtown
In the early morn
Where the fog
And the shopkeepers reign
You'll catch the light
And some clear insight
On the cause for despair
Late last night.
If you're lonely
Wait until the sun comes up
And get ready
Fix yourself and drink a cup
It gets easier, lovelier
In the morning.
There was a lover
Once, a friend
But you ain't ever gonna need em again
In a diner by yourself.
If you're lonely
Wait until the sun comes up
And get ready
Fix yourself and drink a up
It gets easier, lovelier.


Go Away

Big black storm cloud
Creeping up over my shoulder
It's a mystery
Why you come for me
I been plugging my eyes
Trying to keep from crying        
And I just got back    
From the last attack
Why don't you just go away
My heart can't take the hit today
I'm already feeling
Sorry for myself.
You say you wanna be my friend        
But you're on my pillow        
Looking for help
About somebody else
Now if that's all a lesson    
In peace and perception then        
No thanks!
Don't really need it
Coming from you
Coming for me.
Why don't you just go away
My heart can't take the hit today
I'm already feeling
Sorry for myself
I'll see you in another light, I will, I will
I'll see you in another way, I do.
Why don't you just go away
My heart can't take the hit today
I'm already feeling
Heavy and unwell.        
Sad news, bad news, not for me
I'm all messed up and I can't see
I just got back and now I bid you
Well well well.


Seashells

I'm gonna throw these seashells I collected
I'm gonna throw these seashells in the trash
I'm gonna throw these seashells I protected
I'm gonna throw these seashells in the trash
Well I hear they gonna end up in the ocean anyway
I'll throw em back again.
I'm gonna pour this oil in my engine        
I'm gonna pour this oil, what's wrong with me
I'm gonna drive my engine up the coastline
I'm going swimming in the sea  
Well I hear it's where we came from
And they say that it's the end
I'm goin back again.
Eternal fork, one lunch
Eternal fork, one lunch    
Woah, I didn't know I was a pharaoh!
Uh huh.


High Regard

In the line of sympathy reserved for anyone        
With the eyes I lay upon a stranger
With the same acceptance            
And the high regard
With the curiosity
And the light that another brings
With the light that the other brings
As I do for them
As I do for them                        
I will do for me
I will do for me
I will do for me.
With only modest expectation
The untold liberty for a friend        
With the very forgiveness                
And the high regard    
And without apology                    
And a lack of scrutiny    
In the light that a lover brings  
With the light that the lover brings        
With the same affection
As I have for them     
As I have for them
I will have for me
I will have for me   
I will have for me  
I will have for me.