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A STORY STILL UNTOLD
(c) SLT MUSIC 2010
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STORYBOOK ENDINGS
When did the magic all begin to fade
like sidewalk chalk that's running in the rain
i used to see the picture all to clear
now it's just one distorted smear

in school they asked were i'd be in ten years
but the kid that they asked doesn't live here
so much has changed so much was lost then found
but it's all been watered down

and every day
exposes everything till the,
world reverts...

the picture that they painted starts to crack
expose reality paint peels back
a dying world with dark decrepit skies
starts to emerge from beneath lies

of storybook endings and fairytales
happily ever after always fails
back then i always used to buy that shit
now i'm smart enough to question it

and every day
exposes everything till the,
world reverts and turns to black



ANOTHER STARLESS NIGHT
a first class trip to self demise
honesty always reflects lies

and the mirrors filling up so fast
can't escape the past
everything repressed
is coming up choking out my life

cause sometimes when i gasp for breath
i know there's nothing left
this hollow creep inside
is committing my spiritual suicide

we set things up so they will fall
i set myself up after all
cause nothing truly is as bright
as when we look into the sun after
another starless night

i watched the beams of light
creep into my home
watched them come to life
then disappear and leave me alone

whenever i'm all by myself
i rarely reach for help
the person that i find
is the one that i'm trying to leave behind


AN INTERRUPTION IN NONEXISTENCE
how do i know if this is real or a dream
were her last words before she died at seventeen
now i'm watching the time fly
have four years really gone by
because it still seems like a sick dream
a nightmare intertwined reality

i sit in the cemetery under autumn skies
nothing has been the same since the fourth of july
i pretend it's a mistake
like the whole thing has been faked
then i realize it's all a lie
she kissed this world goodbye

we can't change what is in the past
and it will lead us down new paths
to what comes tomorrow
and when this finally all ends
what if all that we find out then
is this was just pretend
well did it matter friend

and now it's happened once again
somehow we lost another friend
seems like the whole thing was a waste
a blip amongst the cosmic line
some crumble some fade over time
at least we all will get a taste

as the frost shines in the sun
disappears from the lives of everyone
late at night when we fall asleep
it returns with the moon like vague memories



KALEIDOSCOPE OF SCREAMS
do you feel electric
it's better when you don't expect it
and suddenly you're out of control

drunk with anticipation
my heartbeat meets acceleration
adrenaline is pumping at full

suddenly the moment i'm lost in's
the only one i'll see
but in my dreams
the instant echoes a kaleidoscope of screams

feels so magnetic
you know that i'll never forget it
and that i'm always looking for more

the aftertaste is priceless
barely anything suffices
when all i want is half an encore

gradually even the brightest star
drowns in the timeless sea
but in my dreams
kaleidoscope of screams


KISS YOURSELVES GOODBYE
there's a legend old as time
we all end up on angel's wings with the divine
in the land of gold
there is a story still untold
drags us down to the abyss
and it goes like this

we are the ones who always conquered
destroyed and killed one another
have we forgotten how to honor
and not to disgrace our brothers

from the cradle to the grave
i can't imagine any of us end up saved
the wind hits the chimes
reminds me of the nursery rhymes
and the lying lullabies
kiss yourselves goodbye


DECOMPOSING
it's so pathetic
how'd you even end up this way
remember when i would defend you friend
but this shit just happened again and again

a drunken wreck at best a total mess
all of your friends keep thinking less and less of you
so get fucked up and tell us off if you can
or pass out with your dick in your hand

you can't decipher common sense
and radiate false arrogance
stare numbly into nothingness
decomposing

pissing yourself each time you sleep
missing work at least once a week
selfish a huge disaster
it just keeps happening faster and faster

and i wonder if you're worth saving
but i know that you wouldn't want to be saved
i don't see the signs that you're changing
so all i have to say is

i'm tired of hanging around
watching you drag your life into the ground
so leave without making a sound
you only end up bringing everybody down

so what's you're problem
things just didn't end up your way
ignore what's wrong by drinking everything away

so now your house is trashed because you're still smashed
life is so hard we might as well all just crash
if things don't change you're gonna flip your life off of the tracks
dig a hole that's too deep to climb back


THE LONG ROAD OUT
pack up the van
we're going hunting
no realizing of just who we are
or what we're trying to be

give me a sign
just give me something
give me a reason why we came here
why we make our fingers bleed

don't turn your back on this, not now
I won't turn away

so many days spent on the road
so many places we call home
like it or not, it's all we got
The one way home, the long road out
even if I could give this up right now
this fire inside me won't allow
do this never, or else do it now

finish your beer
I think we should get moving
we've got a lifetime to slow down, now
we've got a lifetime left to breath

Now is the time to live
in the moment
now is the time to just go crazy

now is the time to chase horizons
and let our bygones finally be

and it won't be long now
until that kick drum pounds
and chases us away

chorus again

and in the end will it have been worth it all
I do think so
These broken hearts and battle scars are worth more
than you'll ever know
these broken hearts and battle scars are worth more
than you'll ever know

and you'll never know


THROW IT AWAY
we're reaching for our hopes and dreams but we're just barely getting by
the dollar's dwindling we won't own anything when we all die
we'll pass down our debt for generations
indentured servants won't get a chance to repay them
the plan they devised to enslave us day by day

throw it away
a world consumed by corporate greed
throw it away
this one sided economy
throw it away
disposable democracy
throw it away
it gets worse every single day

a government that lies to me
throw it away
printing our cash irrationally
throw it away
devaluing our currency
throw it away
it gets worse every single day

nothing gets cheaper everything inflates our wages stay the same
big business bankruptcy the billionaires keep pocketing our change
meanwhile we're losing ground to stand on
the working class has become totally abandoned
the plan they devised to enslave us day by day

throw it away
a world consumed by corporate greed
throw it away
this one sided economy
throw it away
disposable democracy
throw it away
it gets worse every single day

a government that lies to me
throw it away
printing our cash irrationally
throw it away
i'm fucking sick of everything
throw it away
it gets worse every single day


TOO POOR TO PAY ATTENTION
They took the rabbit from the hat
They are the hidden hand behind the back
We are the ones who bought the act
Watching our wallets getting sawed in half

these problems disappear
behind smoke and mirrors

they're ready to attack
while we all sit back
in a daze
the whole crowds amazed
it's all misdirection
unaware
all the signs are there
we got to pay attention

the biggest cancer on the land
is currency with perfect slight of hand
they never thought we'd understand
the musings of the money magicians

these problems disappear
behind smoke and mirrors

they're ready to attack
while we all sit back
in a daze
the whole crowds amazed
it's all misdirection
unaware
all the signs are there
pay attention
cause they're here
using us for years
there's no question
we're all snared
all the signs are there
too poor to pay attention


GRAY OVER GREY
You can't watch the sun come up
Through gray skies that are filled with dust
Behind Chicago's skyline steel turns to rust

The concrete sidewalks lie
Under towers that touch the sky
Gray over grey reflects the way i feel inside

Dead leaves from dying trees fall to the street just like the weather
The wind blows them away like yesterday they're gone forever
Remember, you only get one chance it's now or never

During the changing seasons, what are the reasons,
that i bring myself down solo
Conscience committing treason, will it be freezing
come tomorrow

The snow falls over night
and blankets everything in sight
reflects the beauty of a world in vivid white

We used to run and play
Now the snow just gets in the way
And all the piles i see for miles have turned to gray

As daytime fades to night the dim streetlights turn on together
Cold winds crawl through the cracks they're bringing back a dark December
Remember, you only get one chance it's now or never


SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE PAGES PT. 1
He watched her sabotage their life
the big picture's completely out of sight
they're living somewhere between the pages
he thought that this would go away
and they could finally end the masquerade
but it seems like it's been taking ages
now they're fading away

What are we supposed to do
when the world that we thought we knew
starts crumbling into pieces in our hands
struggling to keep a grip
it's slipping though our fingertips
and there's no way for us to hold this sand

when we slip and fall down
are we going to  stay here sitting on the ground
when we slip and fall down
are we going to stay here sitting on the ground
or are we going to stand and walk towards better days

her whispers haunt him in his sleep
she took another road but he just keeps
on trying to pull her back by his side
but that just pushes her away
her minds already made
and holding on's just dragging him behind

when we slip and fall down
are we going to  stay here sitting on the ground
when we slip and fall down
are we going to stay here sitting on the ground
or are we going to stand and walk towards better days


SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE PAGES PT. 2
forget about all the cloudy days, the masquerade,
the way that you feel played
don't follow this storm just let it blow away
it's o.k. you don't need her anyway
what's done is done leave it in the past
it collapsed, the worlds moving way to fast
don't sit here trying to fix the mess she made
it's o.k. you don't need her anyway

the sun is shining on better days, feel the rays
now that she's flown away
the clouds all part and you finally get to say
it's o.k. you don't need her anyway
what's done is done leave it in the past
it collapsed, the worlds moving way to fast
don't sit here trying to fix the mess she made
it's o.k. you don't need her anyway

when we slip and fall down
are we going to  stay here sitting on the ground
when we slip and fall down
are we going to stay here sitting on the ground
or are we going to stand and walk towards better days

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