Unexpected Harmony

by Schubertiad

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1.
03:28
I’m clawing the dirt at the edge of the world I’m losing my head for a headstrong girl But I don’t care Gonna find me a padded cell She cracked a smile when I came apart She took a stab at my bleeding heart But I don’t care Throw me into a padded cell I don’t care if it all goes away I don’t care if it blows up today I’ll be fine if there’s nothing more to say Leave me there with lights out Lights out Lights out In a padded cell She shot me down by the side of the road I’m choking on bile while my brains explode But I don’t care Lock me into your padded cell She’ll pull me in and lead me astray Turn around and push me away She won’t say what I need her to say All I want is some rope to be tied And some time to heal what’s left of my pride As I climb up the walls And fall back on my face It’s lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out I think she’s scheming to skin me alive Shred to the bone, will my soul survive? Well I don’t care I can sense her there Watching me twist and tear Hear me wail Like a dog Like a dog Just a dog Your dog In your padded cell
2.
Endless years a sorrow I’ve sustained sorrow I’ve sustained Cursed by the light I bear the mark of Cain bear the mark of Cain Hear my story One baleful night I was restless and strange restless and strange I heard a voice from somewhere in the rain somewhere in the rain Raised my lantern Through the trees saw a figure bent with pain a figure bent with pain A man like me And his eyes were pools of fire but my mind was profane my mind was profane Swung my rifle Saw him fall but I swear I’m not to blame I’m not the one to blame Washed my hands but I couldn’t clean the stain couldn’t clean the stain Blood on my head Came the light, was the light of the world it was calling out my name calling out my name Saw the flash, heard the crack in the sky and it all went up in flame all went up in flame Burned my vision Now hear my voice as I whisper through the rain whisper through the rain I walk these hills weary, with a ball and chain weary, with a ball and chain weary, with a ball and chain weary, with a ball and chain
3.
04:12
Did you wish upon a falling star when you couldn’t find a friend? Fight the hate with everything you are Try to turn it around again So what’s your policy? What do you need to believe? Does your mind get in the way When you kneel and pray that you’ll be ok? Do they stare? Well, everybody stares Out of curiosity Are you scared? Well, everybody’s scared Join the rest of humanity So here’s my policy you don’t need to believe speak your mind, but watch what you say be yourself, then maybe you will be ok Jealous of careless youth Obsessed with the truth Can’t seem to find it no matter where you look You don’t need another word of advice least of all when it comes from me But I’ve been along the same road twice and I’ve seen everything you see So you can take my policy Or agree to disagree I’m not saying you should obey Do your best, ‘cause there’s no guarantee ok?
4.
Standing still Wondering where I've been Feeling lost again Caught a chill When sorrow’s tide came in Now washed out and paper thin Oh, the waves of sleep Roll across the land But hold no escape For the heart of a drowning man Time to kill As the days fade and spin Or time will kill again Tears to spill Wash over paper skin End the day and begin Time stands still Even if I can't win I can get lost again
5.
03:37
hello, little star with your clothes off and shoes by the door she’s gone on her way leaving stale air and dust on the floor did she deserve it, all those lies you told? it couldn’t be worth it ‘cause it’s only fools gold you gaze from the window of your cheap flat with longing in your soul you’re only a mortal with these cravings you keep half under control so why don’t you change it, and break free from this mold? you’re bound to regret it as your years unfold You say it’s under control it’s under control it’s under control it’s under control But it’s out of control it’s out of control so you remain with your chipped cup and promises unsold in your cramped kitchen corner drinking tea dregs to ward off the cold now all your delusions must be taking their toll, and bear no illusions, you’ve got no one to hold no one to scold no one that you can control It’s under control it’s under control… farewell, little star
6.
Had her fill of disappointment locked herself in her apartment Empty bottles broken dishes gave up all her earthly wishes she said, “it’s terminal, unbearable, too terrible, to realize that I’ve lost my head, I’ve gone round the bend.” Tried to live life among the living found the people so unforgiving she said, “it’s terminal, unbearable, too terrible to comprehend, but I’ve lost my head, I’ve gone round the bend. I’m living dead, I’ve gone round the bend.” "and you know, it’s criminal, lamentable unbearable, too terrible to contemplate, but I’ve lost my head, I’ve gone round the bend. I’m living dead, I’ve gone round the bend.” Oh, what she said, “I’ve gone round the bend. I’m out of my head, I’ve gone round the bend.”
7.
I feel your body shake my love, what’s haunting you? no matter what you did don’t let it torment you you shiver as you speak say anything, it’s only you and me in our ordinary room of our ordinary place both fighting our own way against the gloom release your thoughts of dread and accept a little grace and soon there’ll be no trace of the waking world you see I’m just the same ashamed of my mistakes they’re buried but not gone, never gone they’ll rise again like spirits from the grave in our ordinary room of our ordinary place I’m trying to allay your sense of doom come close and rest your head strip off your silk and lace we’ll turn our backs upon the face of the waking world so throw your burden down let your tensions unwind just try to focus on the sound of my voice I’m forgiving you and I promise I’ll still keep you warm and safe so let’s join again as one till exhaustion carries both of us away from our ordinary room of our ordinary place as we’re locked in our embrace pure as infants from the womb bodies strewn across the bed souls drawn up into space we’ve made good our escape from the waking world
8.
they say the showers of April will bring the flowers of May feels like spring again like unexpected harmony it takes your breath away can’t help but sing again the world is always moving seems there’s no time to stop and play you’ve got to keep the pace then unexpected harmony brings color to your day and a smile to your face think you know it think you’ve seen it all come out come out come and greet it new life abounds and who knows but unexpectedly you could change
9.
04:06
Turn it on! Rise above! Gonna try! Need to love! O how long, how long, how long, sink the moon and wake the dawn Follow where the spirit’s drawn, breach the gates and raise the song Turn it on! Rise above! Gonna try! Need to love! O how long, how long, how long, curse the dark and break the bonds Won’t be happy ‘til it’s gone, free the captive, turn it on Turn it on! Rise above! Gonna try! Need to love! O we’re carrying the ashes of everything we ever wanted wounds still sting from our clashes bandage them up and begin again. Yes, we’re clinging to the remnants of everyone who ever left us bruised and battered descendants gotta move on to begin again Rest yourself for a moment look at the world all around you take a deep breath, try to hold it then you let go and begin again So I’m sending out a message must be someone who can hear me we can walk out of the wreckage we can stand strong and begin again so let’s begin again Turn it on! Rise above! Gonna try! Need to love!
10.
Superman gets up and he puts on his clothes Leaps buildings, but what does he know About the schemes and plans of the ordinary man? But he was let go from his newspaper job Crawled inside a bottle and sobbed Cursed those who gained from causing him pain for profit’s sake And Superman is starting to look more like me Gets run down continually By life’s frequent trials until he can’t see What little light’s left in the land of the free Well, Superman walked home through three feet of snow In a blizzard wind twenty below He’s stiff and he’s tired, sits down to the fire Then the neighborhood became quiet and calm all around And the driveway, still buried in mounds All he had done was coming undone and the universe might yet make it worse And Superman is starting to sound more like me Gets discouraged so easily By life’s frequent heartbreaks until he can’t breathe Is there any point in holding on to yesterday’s dreams? Can you save me? Can you still save me? O Superman And they make Ignorance an object of pride And difference they just can’t abide Go back to your planet, we don’t need your kind! Like a good man, he tried to do everything right To see colors, not just black and white But now fact’s become fiction, and truth a dereliction from ideology and political purity And Superman is trying to be more like me Only certain of uncertainty Clearing out all false clarity And though life’s beat me down I’ve got to believe If you give what you can, you may find what you need A place where compassion’s in the language we speak Can I save you? Can you save me? Can I save you, and can you still save me? O Superman

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All songs, vocals, playing, programming, mixing, mastering, etc....by Scott Villard.

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released March 22, 2014

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