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Songs for Skeptics

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1. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Boy With a Coin

Boy with a coin he found in the weeds
With bullets and pages of trade magazines
Close to a car that flipped on the turn
When God left the ground to circle the world

Girl with a bird she found in the snow
That flew up her gown and that's how she knows
If God made her eyes for crying at birth
Then left the ground to circle the Earth

Boy with a coin he crammed in his jeans
Then making a wish he tossed in the sea
Walked to a town that all of us burn
When God left the ground to circle the world

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2. Surfacing - Sarah Mclachlan
Sarah Mclachlan - Building a Mystery

You come out at night
That's when the energy comes
And the dark side's light
And the vampires roam
You strut your rasta wear
And your suicide poem
And a cross from a faith that died
Before Jesus came
You're building a mystery

You live in a church
Where you sleep with voodoo dolls
And you won't give up the search
For the Ghost in the halls
You wear sandals in the snow
And a smile that won't wash away
Can you look out the window
Without your shadow getting in the way?

You're so beautiful
With an edge and charm
And so careful
When I'm in your arms

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret god
But you feed off our fears
And hold back your tears, oh
You give us a tantrum
And a know it all grin
Just when we need one
When the evening's thin

You're so beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You're setting up your
Razor-wire shrine

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Ooh you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You're building a mystery

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3. No Control - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - I Want to Conquer the World

Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand
Your actions speak so loud I can't hear a word you're saying
Hey sister bleeding heart with all of your compassion
Your labors soothe the hurt but can't assuage temptation

Hey man of science with your perfect rules of measure
Can you improve this place with the data that you gather?
Hey mother mercy can your loins bear fruit forever?
Is your fecundity a trammel or a treasure?

I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions
With a quick wink of the eye and a "God you must be joking!"

Hey mister diplomat with your worldly aspirations
Did you see your children cry when you left them at the station?
Hey moral soldier you're got righteous proclamation
And precious tomes to fuel your pulpy conflagrations

I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions

I want to conquer the world
Expose the culprits and feed them to the children
Do away with air pollution
And then I'll save the whales
We'll have peace on Earth
And global communion

I want to conquer the world

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4. Recovering the Satellites - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Angels of the Silences

Well I guess you left me with some feathers in my hand
Did it make it any easier to leave me where I stand?
I guess there might not be too many who would stand beside you now
Where'd you come from? Where am I going?
Why'd you leave me 'til I'm only good for

Waiting for you
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

Every night these silhouettes appear above my head
Little angels of the silences that climb into my bed and whisper
Every time I fall asleep
Every time I dream
"Did you come? Would you lie?
Why'd you leave us 'til we're only good for

Waiting for you"
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

I dream of Michelangelo when I'm lying in my bed
Little angels hang above my head and read me like an open book
And suck my blood, break my nerve, offer me their arms
Well I will not be an enemy of anything
I'll only stand here

Waiting for you
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

I'm gone, I'm gone, I believe today I'm gone
I'm gone, I'm gone, take me away I'm gone
I'm gone, I'm gone, got to leave today
I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone

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5. No Substance - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - The Voracious March of Godliness

Since the start of the 17th century
There's been the scent of unseasoned wood burning in the air
And the conquest of nature meant nothing at all
While we betray exception we take all that's there

But motives are translucent in the reflection of shame
The actions ghostly remnants of our ancestral ways
And unwittingly you just take your place in this parade
The voracious march of Godliness makes us all the same anyway

Since the dawn of our human family
There's been concentrated sepsis blowing in the breeze
And we turned on each other with ferocity
Desperation, forced, without reprieve

But the missions were misguided and the trammeled led astray
The air resounds with thunder as the victor seized the day
And the haunting voice of history lives ignored but not betrayed
The voracious march of Godliness will get us close to Heaven one day

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6. Recipe for Hate - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - American Jesus

I don't need to be a global citizen
'Cause I'm blessed by nationality
I'm a member of a growing populace
We enforce our popularity

There are things that seem to pull us under and
There are things that drag us down
But there's a power and a vital presence
It's lurking all around

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus
He helped build the president's estate

I feel sorry for the Earth's population
'Cause so few live in the U.S.A.
At least the foreigners can copy our morality
They can visit but they cannot stay

Only precious few can garner our prosperity
It makes us walk with renewed confidence
We got a place to go when we die
And the Architect resides right here

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

He's the farmer's barren fields, the force the army wields
Expressions on the faces of the starving millions
The power of the man, the fuel that drives the klan
He's the motive and the conscience of the murderer

He's the preacher on TV, the false sincerity
The form letter that's written by the big computers
The nuclear bombs, the kids with no moms
And I'm fearful that He's inside me

(In God we trust
Because He's one of us
Break down, cave in
He can redeem your sin

Strong heart, clear mind
And infinitely kind
You lose, we win
He is our champion)

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus
Exercising his authority

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

One nation, under God
One nation, under God

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7. Trouble Will Find Me - The National
The National - Don't Swallow the Cap

Gold light breaks behind the houses
I don’t see what’s strange about this
Tiny bubbles hang above me
It’s a sign that someone loves me
I can hardly stand upright
Hit my head upon the light
I have faith but don’t believe it
It's not there enough to leave it

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea

I have only two emotions
Careful fear and dead devotion
I can’t get the balance right
With all my marbles in the fight
I see all the ones I went for
All the things I had it in for
I won’t cry until I hear
'Cause I was not supposed to be here

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea
I’m not alone
I’ll never be
And to the bone
I’m evergreen

I’m tired, I’m freezing, I’m done
When it gets so late I forget everyone
I need somewhere to stay
Don’t think anybody I know is awake
Calm down, it’s alright
Keep my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me

I’m not alone
I’ll never be
And to the bone
I’m evergreen
And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’ (dead seriously)

Is it time to leave? Is it time to think about
What I wanna say to the girls at the door
I need somewhere to be
But I can’t get around the river in front of me
Calm down, it’s alright
Lead my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me

I’m not alone (dead seriously)
I’ll never be (don’t swallow the cap)
And to the bone (pat yourself on the back)
I’m evergreen (dead seriously)
And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’ (dead seriously)

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8. Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird_III
Andrew Bird - Heretics

Born host to a tongue
So sing a song about it
Held our breath for too long
‘Til we're half sick about it
Tell us what we did wrong
And you can blame us for it
Turn a clamp on our thumbs
We'll sew a doll about it
And tell us all about it

How ‘bout some credit now
Where credit is due
For the damage that we've done?
Wrought upon ourselves and others
With a slow and vicious gun
And although pratfalls can be fun
Encores can be fatal
And then I hear you say

"Thank God it's fatal
Thank God it's fatal
Not shy
Not shy of fatal
Not shy of fatal
Thank God"

Wait just a second now
It's not all that bad
Don't you count out the sun.
You're making mountains of handkerchiefs
Where the mascara always runs
So be careful when you're done
You're bound to get post-nasal
What, did I just hear you say?

"Thank God it's fatal"
We don't want to hear the sound of a door
And we don't want to read the signs that you bore
You know, the kind of sign you hang on the door
Saying, "we'll be back," what a crack
Now don't you think we might have heard that before?

Born host to a tongue
So sing a song about it
Held our breath for too long
‘Til we're half sick about it
Tell us what we did wrong
And you can blame us for it
Turn a clamp on our thumbs
We'll sew a doll about it

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9. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Crucify

Every finger in the room is pointing at me
I want to spit in their faces then I get afraid what that could bring
I got a bowling ball in my stomach, I got a desert in my mouth
Figures that my courage would choose to sell out now

I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands, drive another nail in
Just what God needs, one more victim

Why do we crucify ourselves every day?
I crucify myself and nothing I do is good enough for you
I crucify myself every day
I crucify myself and my heart is sick of being
I said my heart is sick of being in chains
Chains

Got a kick for a dog begging for love
I got to have my suffering so that I can have my cross
I know a cat named Easter, he says, will you ever learn
You're just an empty cage, girl, if you kill the bird

I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands, drive another nail in
Got enough guilt to start my own religion

Why do we crucify ourselves every day?
I crucify myself and nothing I do is good enough for you
I crucify myself every day
I crucify myself and my heart is sick of being
I said my heart is sick of being in chains
Chains

Please be
Save me
I cry

Looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands, drive another nail in
Where are those angels when you need them

Why do we crucify ourselves every day
I crucify myself and nothing I do is good enough for you
I crucify myself every day
I crucify myself and my heart is sick of being
I said my heart is sick of being in chains
Chains

Why do we in chains
Why do we crucify ourselves
Crucify ourselves every day
Why do we crucify ourselves
Why do we crucify ourselves
Chains
Why do we crucify ourselves
Chains
Why do we crucify ourselves
I'm never going back again to crucify myself again you know
Why do we crucify ourselves
I'm never going back again to crucify myself again every day

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10. Karma - Delerium
Delerium featuring Sarah Mclachlan - Silence

Give me release
Witness me
I am outside
Give me peace

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I can't help this longing
Comfort me
I can't hold it all in
If you won't let me

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I have seen you
In this white wave
You are silent
You are breathing
In this white wave
I am free


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11. The Empire Strikes First - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - God's Love

Striking at mental apparitions like a drunk on a vacant street
Silently beset by the hands of time and elegant in its fury
An aberrant crack as skeletons yield to unrelenting gravity
While viruses prowl for helpless victims who succumb rapidly

Tell me, tell me where is the love in a careless creation when there's no above?
There's no justice, just a cause and a cure
And a bounty of suffering it seems we all endure
And what I'm frightened of is that they call it God's love

Well, we twist in torment and make believe
There's a truth that we all submit
Believe my eyes, my brain complies
To all that they interpret

So tell me, tell me where is the love in a careless creation when there's no above?
There's no justice, just a cause and a cure
And a bounty of suffering it seems we all endure
And what I'm frightened of is that they call it God's love

I know there's no reason for alarm
But who needs perspective when it comes to pain and harm?
We can change our minds
There's a better prize

But first you've got to tell me, tell me where is the love in a careless creation when there's no above?
There's no justice, just a cause and no cure
And a bounty of suffering it seems we all endure
And what I'm frightened of is that they call it God's love

They call it God's love
My pain is God's love

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12. To Venus and Back - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Spring Haze

Well, I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And if omens are a Godsend like men
Breezing in

Certain these clouds go somewhere
Billowing out to somewhere
In a single engine Cessna
You say we'll never make it there
So all we do is circle it

Uh oh, let go, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Uh oh, way to go, so I get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown

Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to drown

So I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And all we do is circle it
And I found out where my edge is
And it bleeds into where you resist

And my only way, way out
Is to go so far in
Billowing out to somewhere
Billowing out Luna Riviera
Billowing out to somewhere

Uh oh, let go, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go, so if I really get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Why does it always end up like this?
Why does it always end up like this?
Why does it always end up like this?

Let go, uh oh, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go, way to go, before I get creamed
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, waiting on, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, so if I really get creamed
I'm waiting for Sunday to drown

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13. Afterglow - Sarah McLachlan
Sarah Mclachlan - World On Fire

Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, yeah I try to hold it in

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

I watch the heavens but I find no calling
Something I can do to change what's coming
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

Hearts break, hearts mend
Love still hurts
Visions clash, planes crash
Still there's talk of
Saving souls, still the cold
Is closing in on us

We part the veil on our killer sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take, the less we become
A fortune of one that means less for some

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

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14. Imperfectly - Ani Difranco
Ani DiFranco - What If No One's Watching

If my life were a movie
There would be a sunset
And the camera would pan away
But the sky is just a little sister
Tagging along behind the buildings
Trying to imitate their gray
The little boys are breaking bottles
Against the sidewalk
The big boys, too
The girls are hanging out at the candy store
Pumping quarters into the phone
'Cause they don't want to go home

And I think
What if no one's watching
What it when we're dead, we are just dead
What if it's just us down here
What if God ain't looking down
what if He's looking up instead

If my life were a movie
I would light a cigarette
And the smoke would curl around my face
Everything I do would be interesting
I'd play the good guy
In every scene
But I always feel I have to
Take a stand
And there's always someone on hand
To hate me for standing there
I always feel I have to open my mouth
And every time I do
I offend someone
Somewhere

But what
What if no one's watching
What if when we're dead, we are just dead
What if there's no time to lose
What if there's things we gotta do
Things that need to be said

You know I can't apologize
For everything I know
I mean you don't have to agree with me
But once you get me going
You better just let me go
We have to be able to criticize
What we love
Say what we have to say
'Cause if you're not trying to make something better
Then as far as I can tell
You are just in the way

I mean what
What if no one's watching
What if when we're dead, we are just dead
What if it's just us down here
What if God is just an idea
Someone put in your head

I mean what
What if no one's watching
What if no one's watching

If my life were a movie
There would be a sunset
And the camera would pan away
But the sky is just a little sister
Tagging along behind the buildings
Trying to imitate their gray

What if no one's watching
What if no one's watching


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15. Rise - Kim Richey, Kim Richey
Kim Richey - A Place Called Home

Well, it's not hard to see
Anyone who looks at me
Knows I am just a rolling stone
Never landing anyplace to call my own
To call my own

Well, it seems like so long ago
But it really ain't you know
I started out a crazy kid
Miracle I made it through, the things I did
The things I did

Someday I'll go where there ain't no rain or snow
'Til then, I travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

I had a chance to settle down
Get a job and live in town
Work in some old factory
I never liked the foreman standing over me
Over me

I'd rather walk a winding road
Rather know the things I know
See the world with my own eyes
No regrets, no looking back, no goodbyes
No goodbyes

Someday I'll go where there ain't no rain or snow
'Til then, I travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And I dream of a place called home

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16. Potemkin City Limits - Propagandhi
Propagandhi - Fixed Frequencies

Here in the land that Abraham was promised to receive
We listen to you catechize from your pulpit overseas
You mourn the proof of our barbarity

Dry your eyes, O Pharisee, a settler's cant we both speak
And we both read from the same old played out scripts and hum familiar tunes
Fixed frequencies, stuck in locking grooves

We both profess noble intent
As we civilize human impediments
If your hands are clean, then noblesse oblige
That you wipe those "who me?" looks off of your faces and concede

Our designs are separated by
Nothing more than place and time
Different scenes, same crimes
Pray, let him whose without sin cast the first statues of

Former rogues turned folk heroes
That your grandfathers hung
Don't lecture me about plundered soil
While you loaf upon your father's spoils

We want nothing more than what you already have
A comforting set of exculpatory facts
The myth of an empty land and a conquest so complete
We can pull these tanks from our streets and

Hand the loose ends over to bureaucrats and become just like you
Lounging carefree in cafes, absolved from sin
And human grenades, entre nous
How did your desert bloom?

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17. Hoss - Lagwagon
Lagwagon - Kid's Don't Like to Share

And now you're searching for that New messiah
It's your greatest passion
To set 'em up and knock 'em down
Put him on a pedestal idolatry
Wear that ring, you're married
It all yours to their envy
Cause you hold a higher key of senses
They are drawn like magnets
To a genius it's confirmed

Set 'em up and knock 'em down
And your taste is so accountable
But this is no great loss
And sharing never was a choice
Burning on a cross
Which gives your credit and a voice
Here to relay your beautiful ideals vicariously through them

When he died too many were sympathetic
They are all pathetic
And you dethrone your king
Without listening, without ever listening

Jesus Christ is realized
As he burns on your cross
This is no great loss
Another one will come

The wait is short, the search is brief
You find another faith
Another Clark Kent
Another Superman
Flashing in the pan

Taste is so accountable
But this is no great loss
Sharing never was a choice
He's burning on your cross
Which gives you credit and a voice
Only here to relay your beautiful ideals vicariously through them

And now they're searching for that new Messiah
Is their greatest passion
It's the latest fashion

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18. Warm Strangers - Vienna Teng
Vienna Teng - The Atheist Christmas Carol

It's the season of grace coming out of the void
Where a man is saved by a voice in the distance
It's the season of possible miracle cures
Where hope is currency and death is not the last unknown
Where time begins to fade
And age is welcome home

It's the season of eyes meeting over the noise
And holding fast with sharp realization
It's the season of cold making warmth a divine intervention
You are safe here you know now

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

It's the season of scars and of wounds in the heart
Of feeling the full weight of our burdens
It's the season of bowing our heads in the wind
And knowing we are not alone in fear
Not alone in the dark

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

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19. Till the Wheels Fall Off - Hot Water Music
Hot Water Music - "God Deciding"

Transgressions are made
While cowards convey
With a demon's ear, fixed and set to slay

While the statue awaits
To be whittled away
With a mock of a slogan hiding filth with fear

Never to learn
Only to burn (and be burned)
Branded straight through slate
Clear as common day

(Go slowly cause at the moment
Things you'd never think you'd ever see
Are happening and you can't believe the hatred)

What shall be the mark to be made?
When we crush it all to burn it down
Without sight, without sound
Not anything but a casualty forgotten in the ground
A simple shell, that's solemn still--without sight,without sound

Make a martyr
A pedestal with ribbons of slaughter
Feed the altar
Stoke the fire it will take over

Ignore the cut, the skin will callus as well as interest
If all are reckless none is to profit
None is to win it

(Go slowly cause at the moment
Things you'd never think you'd ever see
Are happening and you can't believe the hatred)

So who will pay for all the tears
All the lives, from either side?
All the years, all the time of living blind
Playing "God Deciding"?
And who will die next in line for the lie?
Justified for the rise of sitting high playing "God Deciding"
And who will walk away
From the rage and revenge?
Inhumane consequence comes in time
Playing "God Deciding"
And who will fall in line to arrive
Out of sight and out of mind?
Out of mind?
Out of mind?
Out of...?

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20. Ghost on Ghost - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Grace for Saints and Ramblers

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There were banged up heads stealing first base
Underneath the tables so we never said grace
Falling out of bed for the workday week
There was kissing in the cracks of the flashflood street
There were budding blossoms blaring Johnny Rotten
Chewed up and swallowed by the prophet they were trying to follow
Picked too green, and we paid no tax on our quick romantic cul-de-sac

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There were crashed out cars in our barcode clothes
There was rubbing on each other, rubbing ghost on ghost
There were junked up punks and the Jesus freaks
Weaving in and out of trouble, wrapping 'round and 'round a leash
There were sleepless dreamers, doomsday preachers
The message and the messenger, the gun beneath the register
The sweet gum tree by the tough drunk tank
We could never give enough to the bad blood bank
There were hopeless sinners, sweepstake winners
They danced with the farmer’s daughter, capered with the corporate lawyers

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There was laughing in the light, sugar in the shade
There were backstab handshakes made on faith
We were never out of time and we'd never entertain
Anybody say the habit of the wind was going to change
There were misled misfits, teething biscuits
Fountains full of penny wishes, potties full of pretty fishes
Side by side with the birds and bees
And we never said grace, never ever took a knee
With the saints and ramblers, movie star handlers
High above the aviary, underneath the cemetery
And we never wondered why, because the sun was in our eyes
There was seed for the field, there was grease for the wheel
We were drinking with the luminaries, eating with the missionaries

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

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21. Afterglow - Sarah McLachlan
Sarah Mclachlan - Fallen

Heaven bend to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight
Truth be told I tried my best
But somewhere along the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
And the cost was so much more than I could bear

Though I've tried
I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here
And tell me I told you so

We all begin with good intent
When love was raw and young
We believe that we can change ourselves
The past can be undone

But we carry on our back the burden
Time always reveals
In the lonely light of morning
In the wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I've held so dear

I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here
And tell me I told you so

Heaven bend to take my hand
I've nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turn their heads, embarrassed
Pretend that they don't see
That it's one miss step,
One slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

Though I've tried
I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

I've messed up
Better I should know
Don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

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22. No Control - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - No Control

Culture was the seed of proliferation but it's gotten melded
Into an inharmonic whole, to an inharmonic whole
Consciousness has plagued us and we cannot shake it
Though we think we're in control, though we think we're in control

Questions that besiege us in life
Are testament of our helplessness
"There's no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end"
When we all disintegrate it will all happen again

Time is so rock solid in the minds of the hordes but they can't
Explain why it should slip away, explain why it should slip away
History and future are the comforts of our curiosity but here we are
Rooted in the present day, rooted in the present day

Questions that besiege us in life
Are testament of our helplessness
"There's no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end"
When we all disintegrate it will all happen again

If you came to conquer, you'll be king for a day
But you too will deteriorate and quickly fade away
And believe these words you hear
When you think your path is clear

We have no control, we have no control
We have no control, we do not understand
You have no control, you are not in command
You have no control, we have no control

No control
No control
You have no control


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23. Woman King - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Freedom Hangs Like Heaven

Mary, carry your babe
Bound up tight like lips around a whimper
Your fingers over my face
Blind eyed Samson driven to the temple

And night birds digging until dawn
Freedom hangs like heaven over everyone
Ain't nobody knows what the newborn holds
But his mama says he'll walk on water and wander back home

Wander back home

Mary, carry your shame
Well past all those eyes across the avenue
Fish heads running from rain
You know I'll do anything you want me to

Lamp oil lovers may say
Freedom hangs like heaven over everyone
Ain't nobody knows what the newborn holds
But his papa's going to hide shaking gristle and shaking like bone

Shaking like bone

Mary, carry my name
Hoof marks hacked up all I had to offer you
Looked all over this place
Lost your portrait lately when the winter blew

In like Herod and them
Freedom hangs like heaven over everyone
Ain't nobody knows what the newborn holds
But a dollar says he'll lick that Devil and do it alone

Do it alone

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24. Scarlet's Walk - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Pancake

Here
Here

I'm not sure who's fooling who here
As I'm watching your decay
We both know you could deflate
A seven hurricane

Seems like you and your tribe
Decided you'd rewrite the law
Segregate the mind
From body, from soul

You give me yours, I'll give you mine
'Cause I can look your God right in the eye
You give me yours, I'll give you mine
You used to look my God right in the eye (here)

I believe in defending
In what we once stood for
It seems in vogue
To be a closet misogynist homophobe

A change of course in our direction
A dash of truth spread thinly
Like a flag on a pop star
On a Benzodiazapene

You give me yours, I'll give you mine
'Cause I can look your God right in the eye
You give me yours, I'll give you mine
You used to look my God right in the eye (here)

Oh Zion please remove your glove
And dispel every trace
Of his spoken word
That has lodged in my vortex

I'm not sure who's fooling who here
As I'm watching our decay
We both know you could deflate
A seven hurricane

You could have spared her, oh but no
Messiahs need people dying in their name
You could have spared her, oh but no
Messiahs need people dying in their name
You say, "I ordered you a pancake"
You say, "I ordered you a pancake"

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25. Crash Love - AFI
AFI - Sacrilege

I'm never gonna understand this
I'm never gonna let it be
I just can't understand this aged plan
It's obsolete

How can you recognize and cherish
Hysteric fairy tales?
They've come to life. Now sit by and listen
The whole world wails

I feel as though I've been abducted
Or maybe I am just misplaced
As I watch these rash hysterics
Lay to waste the human race

Just ask them if the sky will open
and save us from the truth
They say that they'd leave today
Just without, without you

Is this one big joke?
I can only hope
Say your prayers, they're the final punchline
I don't see the love, below or above
I see you're scared, well, I feel fine

Oh, please believe (oh, please believe)
I'm doing just fine
For what's deceased I shall never grieve
Just let your faith die
Die

I feel I have been abandoned
I alone seem to see disgrace
As I watch these mad dogmatics
Govern our entire race
Don't tell them you can walk on water
Or they may drink your blood
Why live for pain in the name
The name of, the name of love?

I can only hope
This is one big joke
Say your prayers as the final punchline
How is it divine
When it's flawed design?
Fill the cracks with faith I can't find

Oh, please believe (oh, please believe)
I'm doing just fine
For what's deceased I shall never grieve
Just let your faith die
Die

Screaming for pure love
You venerate
Delusion based in hate

Bleeding from pure love
For this I pray
We've got to shake the faith

Oh, please believe (oh, please believe)
I'm doing just fine
For what's deceased I shall never grieve
Just let your faith die
Die


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26. Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake
Nick Drake - River Man

Betty came by on her way
Said she had a word to say
About things today
And fallen leaves

Said she hadn't heard the news
Hadn't had the time to choose
A way to lose
But she believes

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the plan
For lilac time

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
And all night shows
In summertime

Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away
Or maybe stay
She wasn't sure

For when she thought of summer rain
Calling for her mind again
She lost the pain
And stayed for more

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the ban
On feeling free

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
I don't suppose
It's meant for me

Oh, how they come and go
Oh, how they come and go

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27. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron and Wine
Iron & Wine - Innocent Bones

Cain got a milk-eyed mule from the auction
Abel got a telephone
And even the last of the blue-eyed babies know
That the burning man is the color of the end of day
And how every tongue that gets bit always has another word to say

Cain bought a blade from some witch at the window
Abel bought a bag of weed
And even the last of the brown-eyed babies see
That the cartoon king has a tattoo of a bleeding heart
There ain’t a penthouse Christian wants the pain of the scab, but they all want the scar
How every mouth sings of what it’s without so we all sing of love
And how it ain’t one dog who’s good at fucking and denying who he’s thinking of

Cain heard a cat tumble limp off the rooftop
Abel heard his papa pray
And even the last of the black-eyed babies say
That every saint has a chair you can borrow and a church to sell
That the wind blows cold across the back of the master and the kitchen help
There’s a big pile of innocent bones still holding up the garden wall
And it was always the broken hand we learned to lean on after all
How God knows if Christ came back he would find us in a poker game
After finding out the drugs were all free but they won't let you out the door again

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28. The Beekeeper - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Original Sinsuality

There was a garden
In the beginning
Before the Fall
Before Genesis

There was a tree there
A tree of knowledge
Sophia would insist
You must eat of this

Original Sin?
No, I don't think so
Original Sinsuality
Original Sin?
No it should be
Original Sinsuality
Original Sin?
No I don't think so
Original Sinsuality

Yaldabaoth Saklas
I'm calling you
Samael
You are not alone
I say
You are not alone
In your Darkness
You are not alone
Baby
You are not alone

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29. Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes - AFI
AFI - A Single Second

Oh my God
My God this can't be happening
God tell me
Tell me this isn't real
I can't believe all that I have foreseen is finally happening
I cannot for a single second stand the way I feel

I always knew
I always saw it coming
Enveloped now
Encased by my worst fear
I've never felt the nausea of longing to feel nothing
I never wanted to cease to exist, just disappear

Fear memories are all that lie ahead
Never have I felt so lost
Fear tragedy is all that lies ahead
Never have I felt so dead

Once felt so warm
Now I'm fucking freezing
I am the once embraced abandoned one
I raised my eyes up to the light in hopes of finding healing
No relief was mine
I was burnt by the sun

Fear memories are all that lie ahead
Never have I felt so lost
Fear tragedy is all that lies ahead
Never have I felt so dead

I feel so
I feel so
Lost
I feel so lost

Fear memories are all that lie ahead
Never have I felt so lost
Fear tragedy is all that lies ahead
Never have I felt so dead


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30. Black Sails In The Sunset - AFI
AFI - God Called In Sick Today

Let's admire the pattern forming, murderous filigree
I'm caught in the twisting of the vine
Go ascend with ivy climbing, ignore and leave for me
The headstone crumbling behind

I can't help my laughter as she cries
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes

Let's amend the classic story, close it so beautifully
I'll let animosity unwind
Steal away the darkened pages hidden so shamefully
I'll still feel the violence of the lies

I can't stand my laughter as they cry
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes
And miles away my mother cries
Omnipotence, nurturing malevolence

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31. Boys for Pele - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Father Lucifer

Father Lucifer
You never looked so sane
You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain
Tell me that you're still in love with that Milkmaid
How's the Lizzies
How's your Jesus Christ been hanging

Nothings gonna stop me from floating
Nothings gonna stop me from floating

He says he reckons I'm a watercolor stain
He says I run and then I run from him
And then I run
He didn't see me watching
From the aeroplane
He wiped a tear
And then he threw away our apple seed

Nothings gonna stop me from floating
Nothings gonna stop me from floating

Every day's my wedding day
Though baby's still in his comatose state
I'll die my own Easter eggs
Don't go yet
Just don't go
And Beenie lost the sunset but that's OK
Does Joe bring flowers to Marilyn's grave
And girls that eat pizza and never gain weight
Never gain weight
Never gain weight

Father Lucifer you never looked so sane
You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain
Tell me that you're still in love with that milkmaid
How's the Lizzies
How's your Jesus Christ been hanging

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32. From the Choirgirl Hotel - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Spark

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6:58 are you sure where my spark is here here here

She's convinced she could hold back a glacier
But she couldn't keep baby alive
Doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere here here here

You say you don't want it again and again
But you don't don't really mean it
You say you don't want it, this circus we're in
But you don't, don't really mean it
You don't don't really mean it

If the Divine Master Plan is perfection
Maybe next I'll give Judas a try
Trusting my soul to the Ice cream Assassin here here here

You say you don't want it again and again
But you don't, don't really mean it
You say you don't want it, this circus were in
But you don't, don't really mean it,
You don't don't really mean it

How many fates turn around in the overturn
Ballerina's that have fins that you'll never find
You thought that you were the bomb yes well so did I
Say you don't want it say you don't want it

How many fates turn around in the overturn
Ballerina's that have fins that you'll never find
You thought that you were the bomb yes well so did I
Say you don't want it, say you don't want it
Say you don't want it again and again
But you don't, don't really mean it
You say you don't want it, this circus were in
But you don't, don't really mean it
Don't really mean it

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6:58 are you sure where my spark is here here here

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33. Left Of The Middle - Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like
He was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry

Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know, don't seem to care
What your heart is for
No I don't know him anymore

There's nothing where we used to lie
Conversation has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right
I should have seen just what was there
And not some Holy Light
But you crawled beneath my veins

And now I don't care
I have no luck
I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things
That I can't touch

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

There's nothing where we used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I'm ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You're a little late
I'm already torn



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34. Under the Pink - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Icicle

Icicle Icicle where are you going
I have a hiding place when spring marches in
Will you keep watch for me
I hear them calling
Gonna lay down
Gonna lay down

Greeting the monster in our Easter dresses
Father says bow your head like the Good Book says
Well I think the Good Book is missing some pages
Gonna lay down
Gonna lay down

And when my hand touches myself
I can finally rest my head
And when they say take from his body
I think I'll take from mine instead

Getting off, getting off while they're all downstairs
Singing prayers sing away he's in my pumpkin pj's
Lay your book on my chest
Feel the word
Feel the word
Feel the word
Feel it

I could have
I should have
I could have flown
You know I could have
I should have
I didn't so


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35. Tomorrow Come Today - boysetsfire
Boy Sets Fire - Bathory's Sainthood

Do you feel alive now
Now that you own the dead
Preying on the corpses
Their hearts no longer fed

Your sainthood is obvious on every starving face
Your deception gives us
A way to separate
The poor from the hate
The rich from the stone

Genuflect away the sins that we've known
Sure one percent rules, but Heaven's made of gold
Chalk it up to folly and consequences alone

Do we really want, do we really need
A bastard Messiah
Wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean
White washed desire

And every time the real war's defined
The trenches are filled to hide battle lines
Torches to bridges and bridges to torture
Headlines distort what we see as our borders
What gives us the right to feel with remorse
For a God they created
A God for the poor

Do we really want, do we really need
A bastard Messiah
Wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean
White washed desire

For Bathory
We're bleeding out
The devil hides in angelic shrouds
Blasphemy
As speaking out
We've asked for it

For more of the same sad scheme
Of ghettos created by the power elite
For our minds and souls
Burning no longer for freedom invoked

More of the same

Do we really want, do we really need
A bastard Messiah
Wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean
White washed desire

Your sainthood is obvious on every starving face
Your deception's given us a way to separate
Do you feel alive now
Now that you own the dead

More of the same

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36. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Rain King

When I think of Heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
and all other instruments of faith and sex and God
In the belly of a black-winged bird
But don't try to feed me
'Cause I've been here before and I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been crying
I've been thinking
And I am the Rain King

Mama, why am I so alone?
I can't go outside
I'm scared I might not make it home
I'm alive but I'm sinking in
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Why don't you invite me in
But don't try to bleed me
'Cause I've been there before and I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been lying
I've been sinking
And I am the Rain King

Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Henderson is waiting for the sun
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
After all the dreaming I come home again

When I think of Heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of dying
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
In the belly of a black-winged bird
But don't try to bleed me
'Cause I've been here before and I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been dying
I been drinking
And I am the Rain King


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37. Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins - Zero

My reflection, dirty mirror
There's no connection to myself
I'm your lover, I'm your zero
I'm the face in your dreams of glass

So save your prayers
For when we're really gonna need them
Throw out your cares and fly
Wanna go for a ride?

She's the one for me
She's all I really need
She's the one for me

Emptiness is loneliness
And loneliness is cleanliness
And cleanliness is Godliness
And God is empty just like me

Intoxicated with the madness
I'm in love with my sadness
Bullshit fakers, enchanted kingdoms
The fashion victims chew their charcoal teeth

I never let on that i was on a sinking ship
I never let on that i was down

You blame yourself for what you can't ignore
You blame yourself for wanting more

She's the one for me
She's all I really need
She's the one for me
She's my one and only


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38. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings

The world is a vampire
sent to drain
Secret destroyers
hold you up to the flames
And what do I get
for my pain?
Betrayed desires
and a piece of the game

Even though I know, I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold like old Job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked
nothing but an animal
But can you fake it
for just one more show
And what do you want
I want to change
And what have you got
When you feel the same

Even though I know, I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold like old Job

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage
Someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage

Tell me I'm the only one
Tell me there's no other one
Jesus was an only son
Tell me I'm the chosen one
Jesus was an only son for you

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage
And I still believe that I cannot be saved



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39. Summerteeth - Wilco
Wilco - Can't Stand It

The way things go
You get so low
Struggle to find your skin
Hey ho
Look out below
Your prayers will never be answered again

Phones still ring
And singers sing
Speakers are speaking in code
What now
Well anyhow
Our prayers will never be answered again

You know it's all beginning
(It's all beginning)
To feel like It's ending
(Feels like It's ending)
No loves as random
As God's love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

The way things get
You get so high
Funny how we make new friends
Oh hey ho
I gotta go
My prayers will never be answered again

You know It's all beginning
(It's all beginning)
To feel like It's ending
(Feels like It's ending)
No loves as random
As God's love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

Speakers speaking
Speakers speaking
Speaking in code

Speakers speaking
Speakers speaking
Speaking in code

You know It's all beginning
(It's all beginning)
To feel like pretending
(To feel like pretending)
No loves as random
As my love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

Your prayers will never be answered again


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40. Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes - Propagandhi
Propagandhi - Natural Disasters

In which god's name will we be killed?
Who's most righteous? Who's most terrified?
When your parents left the house
We would creep up to their room
To the drawer beside the bed

We would pull out
The shining dildo
One side dink
The other side Jesus

Not hedonists, not atheists
Churchgoers, Blockparents
I wonder what lurks in neighbors' drawers
The most pristine are hiding everything

Is this our "decaying society"?
And these are the married ones
What about the others?

Don't condemn your life to be riddled with shame
Everyone's hands cause natural disasters

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41. No Control - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - Big Bang

This isn't another new fashion
Or a new wave plastic trend
Everybody's searching for something
But in the mean time let's all just pretend
I've got this feeling
And I don't know what it is
This room is overcrowded, man
And I need air to breath

Big Bang, Big Crunch
You know there's no free lunch
Kneel down and pray
Here comes your judgment day
Big Crunch, you know
It's going to be quite a show
What goes around always comes around

A million hopeless faces
Dwell within protected walls
All waiting for a moment in their lives
When they can heed the clarion call
And it's all so oppressive
My mind feels like a sieve
This city is overcrowded, man
And I need room to live

Big Bang, Big Crunch
You know there's no free lunch
Kneel down and pray
Here comes your judgment day
Big Crunch, you know
It's going to be quite a show
What goes around always comes around

I think of the countless shadows
That have all come and gone
All suffering in the notion of better things to come
If you share these beliefs
You know I wish you well
Cause there's no room left in Heaven
And there's sure no room in Hell

Big Bang, Big Crunch
You know there's no free lunch
Kneel down and pray
Here comes your judgment day
Big Crunch, you know
It's going to be quite a show
What goes around always comes around


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42. Sing the Sorrow - AFI
AFI - The Great Disappointment

I can remember
A place I used to go
Chrysanthemums of white
They seemed so beautiful
I can remember
I searched for the amaranth
I'd shut my eyes to see

Oh, how I smiled then,
So near the cherished ones
I knew they would appear
Saw not a single one
Oh, how I smiled then
Waiting so patiently
I'd make a wish and bleed

While I waited I was wasting away
While I waited I was wasting away

I can remember
Dreamt them so vividly
Soft creatures draped in white
Light kisses gracing me
I can remember
When I first realized
Dreams were the only place to see them

While I waited I was wasting away
While I waited I was wasting away
While I waited I was wasting away
Hope was wasting away
Faith was wasting away
I was wasting away

I never, never wanted this
I always wanted to believe
I never, never wanted this
How could I have become?
I never, never wanted this
But from the start I'd been deceived
I never, never wanted this
How could I have become?

I never, never wanted this
I always wanted to believe
I never, never wanted this
I never, never wanted this
But from the start I'd been deceived
I never, never wanted this

Inside a crumbling effigy
But you promised
So dies all innocence
But you promised me

While I waited I was wasting away
While I waited I was wasting away
While I waited I was wasting away
Hope was wasting away
Faith was wasting away
I was wasting away


People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
43. All Ages - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - The Answer

Long ago in a dusty village
Full of hunger, pain and strife
A man came forth with a vision of truth
And the way to a better life

He was convinced he had the answer
And he compelled people to follow along
But the hunger never vanished
And the man was banished
And the village dried up and died

At a time when wise men peered
Through glass tubes towards the sky
The heavens changed in predictable ways
And one man was able to find

That he had thought he found the answer
And he was quick to write his revelation
But as they were scrutinized
In his colleagues eyes
He soon became a mockery

Don't tell me about the answer
'Cause another one will come along soon
I don't believe you have the answer
I've got ideas too
But if you've got enough naivete
And you've got conviction
Then the answer is perfect for you

An urban sprawl sits choking on its discharge
Overwhelmed by industry
Searching for a modern day savior from another place
Inclined toward charity

Everyone's begging for an answer
Without regard to validity
The searching never ends
It goes on and on and on for eternity

Don't tell me about the answer
'Cause another one will come along soon
I don't believe you have the answer
I've got ideas too
But if you've got enough naivete
And you've got conviction
Then the answer is perfect for you


People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
44. Four Winds - Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes - Four Winds

Your class, your caste, your country, sect, your name or your tribe
There's people always dying, trying to keep them alive
There are bodies decomposing in containers tonight
In an abandoned building where

A squatter's made a mural of a Mexican girl
With fifteen cans of spray paint in a chemical swirl
She's standing in the ashes at the end of the world
Four winds blowing through her hair

But when great Satan's gone, the whore of Babylon
She just can't sustain the pressure where it's placed
She caves

The Bible's blind, the Torah's deaf, the Qu'ran's mute
If you burn them all together, you get close to the truth still
They are pouring over Sanskrit on the ivy league moons
While shadows lengthen in the sun

Cast on a school of meditation built to soften the times
And hold us at the center while the spiral unwinds
It's knocking over fences, crossing property lines
Four winds, cry until it comes

And it's the sum of man
Slouching towards Bethlehem
A heart just can't contain all of that empty space
It breaks, it breaks, it breaks

Well, I went back to my rented Cadillac and company jet
Like a newly orphaned refugee, retracing my steps
All the way to Cassadaga to commune with the dead
They said, 'You'd better look alive.'

And I was off to old Dakota where a genocide sleeps
In the black hills, the bad lands, the calloused east
I buried my ballast, I made my peace
Heard four winds leveling the pines

But when great Satan's gone, the whore of Babylon
She just can't remain with all that outer space
She breaks, she breaks, she caves, she caves

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45. There Is No Beginning to the Story - Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes - From a Balance Beam

There is a man holding a megaphone
So he must have been the voice of God
The bystanders claimed they saw angels
Flying up and down the block
Well, they must have been attached to wires
I saw one laying in the lawn with a broken arm
So I called 911
So that's one less founded opinion
One more cause for a dispute
So the street filled like a basin
Up with cameras and their crews
And they washed away the rumors
Leaving just the concrete truth
It was a spectacle
No, I, I mean a miracle
So then I fell like that girl from a balance beam
A gymnasium of eyes were all holding on to me
I lifted one foot to cross the other and I felt myself slipping
It was a small mistake
Sometimes that's all it takes

Now I'm staring at my wrist
Hoping that the timing is right
When the planets will align
There will be no planets to align
Just the carcass of the sun
And those little painted marbles
Spinning senseless through an endless black sky

(And so it never started and it will never stop just like I am and you are)

It was in a foreign hotel's bathtub
I baptized myself in change
And one by one I drowned all of the people I had been
I emerged to find the parallels were fewer
I was cleansed
I looked in the mirror and someone new was there
Still I was as helpless as a chess piece
When I was lifted up by someone's hand
And delivered from the corner
My enemies had got me in
But in all of my salvation I still felt imprisoned inside
That holding cell that is myself
So I wait for the day when I'll hear the key
As it turns in the lock and the guard will say to me
"Oh, my patient prisoner, you have waited for this day and finally
You are free! You are free! You are freezing"

Now I'm staring at the sun waiting for it to explode
Because a day is gonna come
Don't know when but it will come
And then we will finally know the way out of here

And I will throw away this wrinkled map
And my chart of stars and compass, cracked
And I'll climb that tree all wet with sap
To avoid the hungry beasts below
I'll cut out my lover's tongue and sing
Of a graveyard gray and a garden green
And then we won't have worry no more
No, we won't ever worry again
About how this song or story ends
About how this song and story will end

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46. Mer De Noms - A Perfect Circle
A Perfect Circle - Judith

You're such an inspiration for the ways
That I'll never ever choose to be
Oh so many ways for me to show you
How the Savior has abandoned you

Fuck your God
Your Lord and your Christ
He did this
Took all you had and
Left you this way
Still you pray, you never stray
Never taste of the fruit
You never thought to question why

It's not like you killed someone
It's not like you drove a hateful spear into his side
Praise the one who left you
Broken down and paralyzed
He did it all for you
He did it all for you

Oh so many, many ways for me to show you
How your dogma has abandoned you
Pray to your Christ, to your God
Never taste of the fruit
Never stray, never break
Never choke on a lie
Even though He's the one who did this to you
You never thought to question why

Not like you killed someone
It's Not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side
Talk to Jesus Christ
As if he knows the reasons why
He did it all for you
Did it all for you
He did it all for you


People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
47. Grave Disorder - The Damned
The Damned - Amen

This is my house please come on in
It's time to cleanse yourself of sin
Get thee down upon your knees
'Cause non-belief is a disease, Amen

Come all ye faithful, heed the bells
This trip could save you all from Hell
Burning crosses through the night
Come and join the holy fight, Amen

So you hear your shepherd calling
My wraith won't be denied
Don't stand there looking sheepish
Come and join the flock inside

Who says these people are insane
It's only brainwash, quite humane
A thousand channels take your pick
Another mystic lunatic, Amen

Think you can challenge me come on
I've seen 'em all off one by one
Old Galileo's long forgot
Though he was right and we were not, Amen

Deliver you from evil
That never was the plan
To those who fall for this one
Deserve the lousy hand

This twisted truth, this slight of hand
Has kept the devil in command
Beyond those gates up in the sky
Sign up now for apple pie, Amen

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48. Sixteen Stone - Bush
Bush - Everything Zen

There must be something we can eat
Maybe find another lover
Should I fly to Los Angeles
Find my asshole brother

Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Dave's on sale again
Kissy-kiss in the rear view
We're so bored, you're to blame

Try to see it once my way
Everything Zen
Everything Zen
I don't think so

Raindogs howl for the century
A million dollars a steak
As you search for your demigod
And you fake with a saint
There's no sex in your violence
There's no sex in your violence

Try to see it once my way
Everything Zen
Everything Zen
I don't think so

I don't believe that Elvis is dead
I don't believe that Elvis is dead
I don't believe that Elvis is dead

There's no sex in your violence

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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
49. New Maps of Hell - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - Dearly Beloved

Here's a story of an honest man losing religion
Climbing the pulpit steps before an eager congregation
Then while praying came a wicked inspiration
Brothers, sisters, this is what he said


Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved
(Make no mistake, despite our traits I've seldom seen)
I can't relate to you
I can't relate to you

He was the kind of guy who'd always go right out of his way
But more before the crazy notion leapt right into his head
And stubbornly crept into every mad perception
I can't deny a funny feeling when he said

Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved
(Make no mistake, despite our traits I've seldom seen)
I can't relate to you
I can't relate to you

Dearest in memoriam, set phasers to stun
And grab yourself a neighbor's skeleton to lean upon
Did you know him in life, one filled with regret
So soon we all forget we ever met

Do you know my name, sing a light refrain
For a man estranged, I won't deny that I'm inclined to isolate

Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved I can't relate
I can't relate to you
I can't relate to you
I can't relate to you
I can't relate to you

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50. Comfort of Strangers - Beth Orton
Beth Orton - Worms

Worms don't dance they haven't got the balls
No matter how do you do
It's just you do that's all
You got what it takes to knock at my door
You wanna get all excited
Never been here before

And now I'm your apple eating heathen
The Original Sin
Well you ain't got my faith
So best keep your belief
I had waited forever to love someone
I swear I heard you thank your God that time
For having me come along

Chickens don't fly but they have got the wings
No matter how hard they try
They bump into things
They're all running around
Like they're heads on the ground
They've got a wish bone where their backbone should've grown

And now I'm your apple eating heathen
Any old rib stealing Eve
Well you don't have my faith
So best keep your belief
I had waited forever to love someone
I swear I heard you thank your God that time
For having me come along

Intimacy reduced to cruelty
Had you believe like this was meant to be
And I look for the magic
But you got away with it
That's all

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 24 6:56
I think you'll like John Lennon's song Serve Yourself, a response to Bob Dylan's religious song Gotta Serve Somebody.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 8 22:56
You might like Hallelujah by Frank Turner. It's a bit on the nose, but it' still good.

And thank you for bringing Vienna Teng's song to my attention. I'll be adding it to my alternative Christmas song list.

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