Now Comes The Mystery

by Sound&Shape

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released May 10, 2011



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Track Name: Tangled In The Mane
Oh no, what have we done to the morning?/We've beaten and kicked and stuck knives in the clouds and she's bleeding/Oh no, what have I done to this moment/I've wasted and destroyed and bent the truth/till the words have no meaning

Everything seems to be moving/Our clandestine dreams so fragile and small/faster and faster the days all escape/the end is hiding right behind that shadow on the wall

Oh dear, what have you done to your innocence?/You take and you take and you take until there's nothing left to steal/Oh dear, what have we done with your promises?/You jump from the towers in your mind when there's nothing left to steal

Baby, be my alibi/Shoot, shoot, shoot at the scene of the crime/With baited breath and idle hands we wait for these sad songs to end/Baby, be my alibi
Track Name: Our Hollow Reasons
Bring me to the fire and leave me there/voices leap from the flames, the past burns in effigy/the city lights conspire to end my despair/a smile to deflect all the blame in this shapeless emergency

Standing on the edge of the knife clutched in your hand/ if I stumble will there be anywhere for me to land?

We all breathe in our hollow reasons

Throw your windows wide and wait for me/dizzy with anticipation sleep runs away from the room/I'll come to where you hide and set you free/hand me all your frustrations I'll take the blame for you
Track Name: The Sacred And Profane
We all give fractions of the truth away/and hold fast to the rest as we inch closer to the grave

Will you be brave, when time stands still?/Can we be saved?

I know that I am a sinner/but it is only the sin I'm in/Seized by fear and held by shame/between the sacred and profane

We all feed on the bones of what has passed before/and between the devil and the details it isn't hard to lose your soul
Track Name: Bells At Twelve
The princess is fast asleep/as the gallows end another thief/the asphalt angels fearful in their hearts/touch our sleeves as we pass them in the dark

Frozen in our tracks like children/waiting for the hand that feeds

Brothers and sisters/ time is the same/to the weak and the scared/the strong and the brave/like soldiers we march on/we'll sing till the end and we'll dance till the dawn

So we fake another sickness/and take the glitter pill/the concrete martyrs hope for something more/but close their eyes as the darkness takes control

We beg for more but take what's given/following the foot that leads