First Lot [2004​-​2017]

by Original Mark Edwards

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1.
Up up and away The parchment is in the sky Beetlebug backpack away From really knowing how to fly And the wind's whipping south down in death's corridor Where it's always the brick, where it's always the brick Where it's always unsure Oh -- what resolution? When the ice hits the walk you find the time to slow down And the smoke, it pours out of the Fifth Street Towers We're looking for the fire We're looking for the fire But there's never a fire no there's never a fire
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Soul on Fire 04:12
I don't need those sacrifices The ones you claim to cost so much I have no need for your little devices You only use them as a crutch I just need participation I need your soul aligned with mine soul on fire, soul on fire I don't need the town criers So loud their false is ringing truth I have no need for the hypnotizer Pulling the wool and blinding you I just need participation I need your soul aligned with mine soul on fire, soul on fire You can waste your days away You can be propped up as a target In the line of fire like birds on a wire
3.
Where’s this island where our actions have no consequence? All this drifting Ripped apart the family Split our friends We are slow in a sense We are slow in a sense All the pictures Highlight just how good things seem to be I saw you kiss him Friends before and lovers now that you've rid yourself of me We are slow in a sense We are slow in a sense We are slow in a sense We are slow in a sense I wish I had I wish I had it to do all over again
4.
We’re circling ‘round Clementine The yellow flowers drizzle down On carpet laid to hug the ground To keep her feet from touching down On asphalt laid by laymen We’re circling ‘round Clementine She’s speaking with the Dutchess there And no one dare disturb the pair They’re quite high up in fairest fare But they will not be forever It’s only a matter of time It’s only a matter of time It’s only a matter of time Dear Clementine We’re circling ‘round Clementine In a flowing gown of purest silk Laid gently on her skin of milk What wonder when her beauty wilts And no one’s left beside her
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Got your eyes on me In the morning brushing teeth At the afternoon tea Out at an evening party When I lay my head to rest Will you have mercy on me? ...and although it may be said we should be happy 'coz life ain't that bad on the pulling side of the trigger only "x"s on the ground can you pass the other joystick baby? We'll send lazer guided postcards saying "greetings, welcome to our politic" bomb it baby bomb it baby how can we smile but what is left if we don't? only "x"s on the ground can you pass the other joystick baby? We'll send lazer guided postcards saying "greetings, welcome to our politic"
6.
I went along and saw you at Riverside Singing Amazing Grace with the evening tide You said, "This life is a race" and then you cried and you wondered to me where you'll be next time and we made our peace, and we had life and we prayed for grace when we died cool as the color of the sea cool as the color of the sea Yeah, I'm an innocent man but they got me Up on the gallows but for the wrong sin for the wrong sin It only would've mattered if I was getting away It only would've mattered if I had someplace else to be Yeah - my home is the sea But I'm stuck here with me Yeah - my home is the sea But I'm stuck here with me
7.
Start Again 01:46
Hey you'd think I'd have something to say (doo-wah) But I won't be saying much of anything (doo-wah) Just between me and you I never seem to do what I should do (doo-wah) If I could just open up my mouth Say the words, make you twist and shout Clean it up, we'll start all over again Hey, you'd think I'd oppose what you do (doo-wah) Well you'd be right but I'm telling you (doo-wah) Just between me and you I never seem to do what I should do (doo-wah) If I could just open up my mouth Say the words, make you twist and shout Clean it up, we'll start all over again
8.
Hungry Bears 03:58
Sometimes I feel we're up against the hungry bears Sometimes I steal a glance to see if you're still there Hungry bears, a pace away I'm trying to stay positive Ambulance chasers, quick getaways, I'm trying to stay They say we're mockingbirds, mockingbirds Mindless in how we sing along But the trees of the field will clap their hands to these prophet songs Hungry bears, a pace away C'mon, let's try to stay positive Ambulance chasers, chasing away, c'mon, let's try to stay positive We're lost in the woods with hungry bears and mourning doves A broken heart, a broken heart, could be the perfect place to start
9.
If you were here with me I’d take a longer look and store you on a reel in my mind If you were here with me I’d take a longer look and store you on a reel in my mind I wish I could see your film I wish I could see your film and maybe all the people there would watch your film with me I’d pull out your film and wipe off the dust and make all the people there watch your film with me I wish I could see your film I wish I could see your film and maybe all the people there would watch your film with me
10.
Hooray! 03:22
Hooray – what a wonderful day Make way for the king of today It’s real, the devil had my last meal But today he’s cut right out of the deal Yeah today we cut him out of the deal Hey, what more can we say? Hey, hey, there’s nothing more to say Hooray! What a glorious day Hooray! What a wonderful day Hooray – let the sun shine through We can do what we’ve always wanted to do Today, as the sugar goes down It’s hard to picture life before you were around
11.
Young Punks 03:00
We’re standing at the door of the train with you and your chocolate shake The seemingly innocuous grin has us all fooled again All the young punks gather round You hope they’ll lift you but they tear us all down The pretty young girls have it made With all the boys hanging on to every word they say Why the pointed hate and the rage Why’d you go and spit in my face Why’d you have to go and run away With all that we earned that day All the young punks gather round You hope they’ll lift you but they tear us all down The pretty young girls have it made With all the boys hanging on to every word they say The pretty young girls have it made
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If you’re in a dream, if you’re in a dream Is it what it seems if you’re in a dream? When you’re drifting off, when you’re drifting off Where is it you’ll stop when you’re drifting off? Oh, how the bee sting is inviting me And oh, how the bee sting is injecting me with sleepy memories If you’re in a dream, if you’re in a dream Is it what it seems if you’re in a dream? When you’re breaking down, when you’re breaking down Can you come around when you’re breaking down?
13.
I remember a time when the sun shined Sunshine Far from harm Dreaming of my love Rewind Tomorrow Sunshine, my love You're so pretty, my love Yes I love you, my love I'm thinking of you, my love

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released October 25, 2019

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