Meursault


A Fair Exchange

I will tear you down
and that way I’ll stay new.
A memory is better than a ruin.
Somethings will take time.
Somethings time will take.

Oh, I will choose
my best times and I’ll burn them down.
It’s better off in thin air than on thin ground.
Somethings will take time.
Somethings time will take.

A Small Stretch of Land

It’s a beautiful way to get lost
All you need is a bottle and a few nagging thoughts
And a strong sense of all you ever wanted
And the strength to hold it to your chest as you kill it off
Oh, the road it will light up and guide you home
To a place as unfamiliar to you as a soul
There is nothing left now not to understand
And you were lost on such a small stretch of land

She was all that your heart did demand
And you fueled its ambition as you followed every plan
And you took leave of any common sense
Hoping that this doubt inside of you would soon be laid to rest
And as your heart forever settles in her hands
Where you feel a resignation that you never could have planned
There is nothing left now not to understand
And you were lost on such a small stretch of land

When you lay down
When you let go
Was it all that you came to expect?
Was it all that you’ve ever known?

Well these are just three ways to drown
So come on tie the weight onto your feet and let it drag you down
To the bottom of the warm and calming sea
All wrapped up in your cowardice is such a way to be
And the storm that’s overhead will carry on
As you tie yourself you don’t recall asking to be born
There is nothing left now not to understand
And you were lost on such a small stretch of land
You were lost on such a small stretch of land

Crank Resolutions

I broke down on new years day.
I mixed my drinks and I lost my way.
I walked past the houses of every friend I’d ever known
and I set off on my own.
If only I had known
that you’d been waiting in the street for me all day.
And they carried you away.
They carried you away.

Now everything gets older the further that I go
and I hope that someone is praying for me out there at home.
And I never saw you waving.
At least that’s what I’ll say
when they carry me away.
When they carry me away.

Lament for a Teenage Millionaire

come on young reckless
and won’t you show me your patience
or have you been so mistreated
that all you can think of
is pulling the wings off
of the already flightless
and that the heart in your chest
it is as useless as statements
that you had made in your youth
to assure all the lonely
that nothing is certain
and that all si illusion
or is it so set in stone
is it carved in your coffin
“won’t you forget this name,
he was born as an orphan
and he gave nothing back to this
though he took nothing from it
this world that he watched
and passed his judgement upon it.”

sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my millionaire

come on young heartless
won’t you show me your hatred
if that is all you can give
then that is all that I’ll take
and I will climb to the top
of this terrible canyon
and I’ll discard them like ashes
upon the whole world
and you will find in yourself
something that is forever absent
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it

One Day This’ll All Be Fields

There are not but ghosts behind this endless canopy
and they all hold small comfort for deserters such as we.

“You have failed us in memories, your recollections all are lies.”
“You’ve been such a disappointment from the moment that we died.”

“And we will descend from the sky.”
“And we will bury you alive.”

“You are not the men you thought you were, never knowing your own minds.”
“Still there are oh, so many ways to bleed the truth out of a lie.”

“And we will descend from the sky.”
“And we will bury you alive.”