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Illusions
January 2009

All songs © 2009
Gillespie/Calilhanna

Lyrics by Andre Calilhanna

Save Yourself

Welcome to the world / It's not as bad as people tell you / But we could use a hand / Could use a plan / Could use some good news

You keep talking in quick rotation / You keep ringing the warning bells / Start digging a new sensation / Rise up and save yourself

Look up to the sky / Don't ask why just visualize it / It could do you good / Could change the world if you just try it

Your mama she ain't in the kitchen / There's no one to call for help / Let's call it a new religion / Rise up and save yourself

Wound Like A Spiral

She walks like a hurricane / With the trembling lines
I'm wound like a spiral going down

It's never "Hi, how are you?" / It's always "This is how I am. What will I do now that the sky is falling?" / Don't let the past be your master / All things pass when real life is coming at you / To avoid disaster, you run faster

She walks like a hurricane / With the trembling lines / I'm wound like a spiral going down in velvet lies / What has become of us? / Why are we drawing that line wound like a spiral going down?

Don't leave the ground / Don't deny it fits you like a crown / Like a hand-me-down / Take back what you said / Don't seek an answer / Don't obstruct the view / It's right in front of you / It's time for you to choose / Whatcha gonna do?

Don't lose yourself in this place

Misery

Built your life on sympathy / With a hand out for pity / You're only warm when you're all wrapped up in misery

Throw black on everything / Painted green with envy / You're only home when you've lined your walls with misery

It's all coming down on you like you were born to lose / You make it true / With every implosion you set the river in motion / Oh, misery is blue

Another day, another hill / Another night on a cold pill / People laugh when you walk / When you run / When you're standing still

You took a ride with your broken dreams / You weren't high on anything / Drag a rope 'till you find someone to tie to your misery

It's all coming down on you like you were born to lose / You make it true / With every implosion you set the river in motion / Oh, misery is blue

The road is long, would you carry me? / 'Cause I'm not strong / And I'll never be anything that you'll ever need

The night is cold - deliver me / Shine your light on ahead of me / 'Cause I don't think I'll be coming home

All you'll ever be, everything you see is tied down to your misery / All your fantasies, everything you dream is tied down to your misery / Everything you breathe, all that you believe is tied down to your misery / All your history, what you said to me, is tied down

Unwinding

When all your secret monuments are out to sea / And you can't hide your lies with your disguises / When all the hypocrites are swinging from the trees / It won't feel so dirty when it's time to compromise / Well, you know / You love your illusions / They're finally unwinding

Ain't it obvious you never knew the way / I hear you talking and it seems to me / There's a crooked line between every word you say / I'd feel much better if you'd kindly just step off and leave me

You love your illusions / They're finally unwinding / To all your delusions / I think it's finally time to say goodbye

Oh no, this is not the way the story goes in my illusion

The Void

The fog is lifting don't stare into the light / 'Cause we have washed away the sky / I heard you say the word, but do you understand that words are not something that brings a truth to a disguise?

Long time coming / It keeps moving on / Shine a light on everything you've been doing and on everything that you've become / The tide's coming so move along / High water's going to roll like thunder now that none of us have any more to lose / Are you going to cling to your illusions?

Can't you feel it changing? / The roles are rearranging / Now the clouds are breaking / The poison sun is coming through

There ain't a lot that you can do once the sun has hit the ground / What can we use to fill the void? / They're waging a war between us / What can we use to build a bridge 'cross the divide?

Long time coming / Won't you sing along? / 'Cause love conquers / And the walls that you're building are going to stand a while then crumble down and / The night's turning into the dawn / So don't tell me about the life that's coming / 'Cause this may be the only one / Maybe not for you

Can't you hear the singing? / All the bells are ringing / It's a new day bringing / The morning sun is coming through / Maybe not for you

Fixed Forward

I believe the world is spinning sideways / Your ghost is in the room / Singing songs and telling tales of you

Eyes fixed forward / New horizons / Don't forget to breathe / Life fixed forward / Backwards forwards / Is it time to leave?

I swear to god I knew that this was going to happen / My memory's confused / Memories are all that's growing old with you

Stupid

Take leave of this place / I'm tired of all your disgraces

Is there something up ahead? / Is there something on your mind? / Could you be deaf, dumb and blind? / Could you be deaf, dumb and stupid? / Useless? / Undone? / Distressed?

Take leave of this place / I'm tired of all your disgraces

How long 'till the wait is over? / How far do you have to run when you run from no one but you? / Ain't it time that you

Take a look at your life / Pissed off and paranoid / Bleeding to death from inside

And you know you've never changed / Everything is disarranged / It's time to turn the page / It's time to go

Frog March

Reality comes on at noon / Let's stay in and watch the weather / I can't believe who's on the news / Man, she looks hot in leather

It's warm by the fire / We can watch the fall of the empire

Thanks for the fix / Come back real soon / And stumble around the system / All of my friends are in the room / Maybe someday I'll meet them

Ain't it warm by the fire? / We can watch the fall of the empire

You were born of ambition / Now you're part of the system / Who accomplished their mission?

No one's paying attention / Our belief's in suspension / We need mass intervention / Stick around – it's gonna be here real soon

Reality can't some too soon / Along with a revolution / We'll send all the freaks up to the moon / Along with their televisions

Danger Ranger

When I see the tears of a child / It makes me feel the call of the wild! / Like a priest, I have a calling / When danger is nigh / I take to the sky / And fly like a sparrow

Danger Ranger fly! / Fly to the danger! / Danger Ranger! / I am a Ranger!

On a moonless night / Not a star in sight / That's when I saw the light / Now when peril befalls / I hear the call from out of the shadows!

Danger Ranger fly! / Fly to the danger! / Danger Ranger! / I am a Ranger!

It's a gift to me / This responsibility / Like King and Christ and Gandhi / I'm saving the day / Paving the way for a better tomorrow!

Danger Ranger fly! / Fly to the danger! / Danger Ranger! / I am a Ranger!

Haunted

She's on the ice again / Hear the whisper on the wind / Something calls me back and then / It sets my spirit moving

All along the earth / People turn away / Road winds like a haunted tomb / Leading to the gate

Hard to erase the change / Return to anything / Sudden calm feels so strange / Could be my spirit's dying

All along the earth / People turn away / Road winds like a haunted tomb / Leading to the gate

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