Unto the Waste Land

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released December 9, 2003

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Track Name: Unto the Waste Land
Up from the frozen water
Out of her stolen breath
To rip the heart of the matter
From the stitches of death

You know my dirty secrets
And I am prone to confess
It's too long on my shoulder
With its cutting caress

I heard the teeth gnashing, I felt it beside
As she had waited for love and I waited to die
I heard the invitation, I could not resist
My soul was hid among the shit, shelved and dismissed

Now my hands are at work to rebuild all the parts
New blood spits out from the core of my living heart
These mountains are teeth, the palate where he stands
Your traitor is delivered now
Unto the waste land
Track Name: Traitor
Before you stands
The given man
Accused of treachery
You'll find his name
Confessed with shame
Recalled with clarity
He will confront
He'll turn and run
And call it victory
So then this one
He will be cut
With due impunity
And where's his love
He held above
Even his precious soul?
Did she decide
To take her life?
When did she lose control?
He sent her here
A mess of tears
With nothing left to hold
Now truth demands
We drop the hand
And now his head must roll
So let the guns
Unload the sum
For all that he betrayed
This mess of meat
Is incomplete
Lost in his final day
So take your aim
And let's reclaim
The one who walked away
And now the gods
Need only nod
What does the jury say?

He's a made-up god not fit to be
He can't stand his own stench so why should we?

We've heard too long
His morbid songs
Playing upon deaf ears
The lack of hope
Within their scope
Says all that's needed here
He is no king
Sent down to sing
Away the whole worlds' tears
And worse than this
We'd be remiss
So let's just make it clear
Your missing teeth
Propped up belief
You cannot help but tell
Your tattered soul
The very hole
It is a bottomless well
The one who tried
You can't deny
It put the girl through hell
The one who died
Did she confide?
It is the reason she fell
So circled in
With all your sins
Now are you starting to hear?
Your painted lies
About the skies
They all sound a bit queer
A gaping void
So paranoid
You're the source of your own fear
We've heard enough
About this love
So bring the accused near

He's a made-up god not fit to be
He can't stand his own stench so why should we?

Agents of the collective,
Allow me to introduce to you the great poet,
Descended down from the mountain,
To deliver unto us his most-important message of love,
But in further analysis of his file,
You'll find him not at all fit for the topic,
He has, in fact, made the entirety of his career
A litany of failure for fear and shame,
His insecurities have held him out of his society,
And as he walked he did so deride:
All these fellow men and women he claimed to love,
He could never so much as speak to them.
And now his failure is complete as you will find him,
He has betrayed even the people he loves,
He is in full, no more or less than a traitor
Track Name: The Ether, pt 5
Travel north
Travel west
Find the cut
In your chest
See the heart
Swelling high
It will fall
And cloud the sky
All the life
Upon the crust
Will recede
Into dust
Hallowed be...
Our kingdom come
Life and death
Our will be done

Stubborn and willful with endless demands
You tighten your grip and she slipped from your hands
The weary and hungry, too tired to wait
Discard your philosophies and end this debate

One of us
Has refused
To step aside
To simply move
Now we ask
You make a choice
Come with us
And keep your voice
Or if you will
Stay your own
Suffer death
As it goes
You will die
As you lived
The bag of meat we
won't forgive

Now you must reason the question is clear
You know you can speak and you now have our ear
We tire of asking again and again
We have no more time and our patience is thin
Track Name: Revertebrate
Just give me the girl.
Track Name: Forever
The shoes of man
Won't fit on me
Your mind of masses too small to see
The misanthrope
Who couldn't cope
He found an answer on a length of rope
She saw me there
But could not speak
How do you scab the wound that wants to bleed?
The lesson learned
I am returned
To sift the ashes of that I burned

They tried to crucify me
They only deified me
Today I start again
Forever unto my death

I was beaten
And I succumbed
Left in the corner to suck my thumb
There is no more
So says the whore
But I have stitches for the flesh that's torn
Lift up the gun
Unload the sum
My nerves will scream when they're no longer numb
I fought with death
But did not win
Now I've no option but to live again

They tried to crucify me
They only deified me
Today I start again
Forever unto my death

Hope Faith Trust & Love
Hope Faith Trust & Love
Hope Faith Trust & Love
Hope Faith Trust & Love

They tried to crucify me
They only deified me
Today I start again
Forever unto my death
Track Name: This Is What You've Waited For, pt 4
A strung up corpse on the edge of life
The limp summation of our heretofore strife
But my moment of doubt is not my moment without
And I've come through the moment with my teeth in my mouth
Backwards and forwards and out of the ground
Three times they've come to try to put me down
And for all the pain that we fought on through
There's still no pain to make me flinch from you

And all the whole world waits in keep tonight
For the fires of hell can't burn so bright
As the love I've kept all along inside
As the dream that still plays on my mind
I will never abandon you
They can't put up a wall I won't tear straight through
Now there's no more work left for me to do
Eternity can pass while I wait for you

Bring all the women of bitter reproach
Bring all the men with their knives in their coats
Bring all the judgements and claims on me
Bring all the armies and watch them bleed
Line up the vultures, the worms of the earth
The saprophytes will each have their turn
Bring on the doctors, the counsel of priests
I'll still be alive when they start to feed

And all the whole world waits in keep tonight
For the fires of hell can't burn so bright
As the love I've kept all along inside
As the dream that still plays on my mind
I will never abandon you
They can't put up a wall I won't tear straight through
Now there's no more work left for me to do
Eternity can pass while I wait for you

None of them can stand between is
In the way of our destiny
I will never abandon you
I will never abandon you

And all the whole world waits in keep tonight
For the fires of hell can't burn so bright
As the love I've kept all along inside
As the dream that still plays on my mind
I will never abandon you
They can't put up a wall I won't tear straight through
Now there's no more work left for me to do
Eternity can pass while I wait for you
Track Name: The Queen Is Dead
They led me to your soul
I was standing over, then knelt beside
Looking close into the heart
I can still see a pin of light
They tell me that you're gone
Best to come down from my high
But balanced through with a sum of truth
Does one love ever truly die?

When they cut open your chest
Tried to steal the heart inside
The cyst spilt sin and collapsed within
Was its failure from your mind?
So much labour to protect you
Had I wasted all my time?
It distracts, fighting back the dark
I never saw myself going blind
They tell me "she's gone"
The agent is re-assigned
But they've spoke not once of hope
And their reasons are of poor design
I know you to the core
And the conflict's drawn a line
Do you think that there is no way back
Well I want you now to try

Laying naked on a sheet of tin
They prepared to cut inside
They set their knives upon my gut
To where the illness went to hide
And as they held the meat aloft
The blood let loose into the sky
I just laid there sleeping
Having sent my fear outside
When the ether shot you through
Its arrows through your heart
Did the poison tips brutally eclipse
And leave a blister on your spine?
Up on that bridge, did it call to you?
Did it make you question "why?"
Oh my love, does the caldera fall
As the whispers echo through your mind?
Track Name: The Worst Way
Performed and produced by Michael Bird

Words and music by Michael Bird; Lyrics reproduced by kind permission.
Track Name: Tiresias Comes Home
I watched serpents copulating
Their pained anticipating
And after I just wasn't the same
As I
Felt the heat receding
My sex was full and bleeding
My intentions folded back and were changed
So then my
Heart it was a hole and always hungry
The tide of sex was high and always coming
Then, seven years spent
I saw those serpents again

Replaced upon my gender
Marked return to sender
The gods asked me to tell them my tale
So then,
Thinking of the cost to me
I told my story honestly
And for this I was lost of my sight
But Zeus said
The truth hurts some more than cruel deception
But I'll give you the gift of deep perception
Crowned, my eyes carved out
I see the world as it is now
Track Name: A Prayer
If the sense of your worth
Was divided at birth
Come with me
Come with me
If you answer to fear
Like its all you can hear
Come with me
Come with me
If the words in your mouth
Just will not come out
Come with me
Come with me
If the things that you dream
Make you wake up and scream
Come with me
Come with me

On a wing and a prayer
We are packing and leaving today
On a wing and a prayer
We are clearly unwelcome to stay

If all that you give
Is the most you can be
Then all that you're taking
Takes you further from me
So hard to stand by
And watch you slipping away
How do you cheer for the runner
That's throwing the race?

If your finest hour's
Gone sweet into sour
Come with me
Come with me
If the strong and assured
Leave you so insecure
Come with me
Come with me
If the things that you see
Make you break down and weep
Come with me
Come with me
If it's all you can stand then
Give me your hand
Come with me
Come with me

On a wing and a prayer
We are packing and leaving today
On a wing and a prayer
We're clearly unwelcome to stay

And you have to admit
That your time's almost up
Your chances are few now
To refill the cup
You're clinging so tight
To that which you hate
And it never gets better
Each day that you wait
These tears that you cry
What are they really all for
When you betray the loving
That you shove out the door?
Will you do for yourself?
Will you stand up and walk?
Can you follow it through
Or just continue to talk?