[...when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky...]

[...and what exactly is a dream
and what exactly is a joke...]

[...there is no sunken treasure 
rumored to be wrapped inside my ribs
in a sea black with ink...]

[...and the veins within the whites are a statement of demise...]

[...in my rear view mirror the sun is going down sinking behind bridges in the road
and i think of all the good things that we have left undone...]

[a ghost of you comes clear as day
emerging from the darkroom chemicals]

[...far above the ocean, deep under the sea, there's a river runnin' dry...]

[...all the concrete dreams in my mind's eye
all the joy I see through these architect's eyes...]

[I had a vision I could turn you right,
a stupid mission and a lethal fight]

[a bit of magic in everything
and then some loss to even things out]

[a perfect circle of acquaintances and friends
drink another, coin a phrase]

[I know you're out there. I know you're gone. You can't say that's fair.]

[rewind the film again
I'd love to see my joy, my friends
rewind the film again
so I can fall asleep content]

[sit with me a while
and let me listen to you talk about your dreams and your obsessions
I'll be quiet and confessional]

[this is beginning to feel like the long winded blues of the never]

[those creatures jumped the barricades
and have headed for the sea]

[It's alright, they told you what to dream.
So welcome to the machine.]

[I don't wanna lose this fight
I don't wanna end this fight]

[put on the light
and turn the night back into day
put on the light
well what is gone and what remains]

[A quiet picture drawn each day before it ends
to remind me once again
why I'm even here.]

[Did you crack the sky wide open
to see what was inside?
Not quite what we were hoping, 
a case of do or die.]

[riding alone, town after town, toll after toll,
a fixed bayonet through the great southwest to forget her]
[if th' armies of her soul take you by surprise an' flee 
leaving you again 
[I know that sometimes I'm like a stranger 
and I hide myself from everyone 
but I'm so glad you reached me]
[Over the hills there is a valley
in that valley lies a little tiny house
[There are many things that I would like to say to you
but I don't know how]
[what are we gonna do with you?
same tale every time
what are we gonna do with you?
come on inside]


        to be around your not being there (stuff for *pros)


well I could keep it above
(but then it wouldn't be sky anymore)