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The DeSoto Caucus

Glitterhouse 2014

Nail In The Wall (Pedersen)

 

Staring at the nail in the wall where your picture used to hang

trying to remember if the door bell really ever even rang

there's the first few rays of light 

sniping like insect bites 

 

Keep it quiet keep a steady hand on the tiller till it cracks 

try to find a way to sit it out and please relax 

we lost the last shroud of the night

how do we stay out of sight 

 

Listen to the drumming of the rain as the city starts the day 

all the running feet of a thunder slowly rolling our way

there's a train full of dreams 

taken to extremes choking all the screams 

 

Skills Of Warfare (Pedersen/Heyman)

 

Into the dead of night we extend you 

a slow and bumpy ride with the ground crew

along the silent roads you won't know of 

were darkness still explodes in a blow of 

air 

take care, there's no need

for all your skills of warfare 

 

Go down along the cove to the new scene

we're putting on a show at the Black Bean 

we booked a part for you on the main stage

if it's a bit askew don't sustain rage 

go

you don't know you're ensnared 

in all your skills of warfare 

 

Upon a crumbled place with a low sound

you think you see a face that brings you down 

and find a missing link in a dead voice 

but if you try to think, it's your own choice

 

There you square

and roll out 

you're unaware 

of all your skills of warfare 

 

Stepping Outside (Pedersen)

 

I'm stepping outside, reclusive 

I'm finding this stride too elusive 

not a thought goes through my mind

the work is complete

 and it's fine

 

I'm stepping outside, committed 

you know we collide, now admit it

never thought I'd leave the crew 

now it's just me 

pulling through 

 

Hear the crooked bullets fly 

see how they pass me by

 

It's colder outside, but it's clear here 

no one to fight on this frontier 

see the man that slowly flows

into a realm of repose

 

I followed the stream to the city

I crumpled the dream with pity 

now I see how I was blind 

I'm stepping outside

and it's fine

 

Wasteland (Pedersen)

 

Throw me your red lips

lower your shoulders 

show me the scar that you hide 

just a few flips that's what I told her 

over the great divide 

 

I used to live in deserted houses

castles of bottles and sand 

far from a beach yet further from feeling

any one's loving hand 

 

Words that strand 

ships in a wasteland 

 

I slowly dissolve like Quinn as he's watching 

out with his eyes on the door 

fall like the rain be 

lost in glass city 

pitilessly drifting ashore

 

Radiant cowgirl beam through the doorway 

showing the scars I conceal 

glow in a new dawn, start the healing 

ending this lonesome ordeal 

 

Words that strand 

ships in a wasteland 

we're ships in a wasteland 

 

Come Undone (Pedersen)

 

Feet first we're falling 

in and out of belief 

two tickers stalling in need of relief 

 

You've hit the waters 

that fell as we spun 

around the wonders of the multiple one 

 

Come undone

be the one 

don't lay out the setting sun 

 

In fear of drowning 

unlearning at best 

we all run for reasons barely expressed 

 

Our words keep fueling

unreasonable doubt

it's kind of grueling but that's what it's all about 

 

Come undone

 be the one 

don't lay out the setting sun 

 

I've lost the feeling

that I'm one of us

it's so revealing and so hard to suppress 

 

Come undone

be the one 

don't lay out the setting sun

 

Just The Other Day(Pedersen)

 

It seems like just the other day 

that half the city washed away 

and you said us two we'll stay 

you're tired of running 

It seems like just the other day 

 

I think maybe it was in May 

you left to join the cabaret

a painful show, a shadow play 

left you spinning 

It seems like just the other day 

 

Stars that shoot and love that's second hand

can be really beautiful

like an unknown Promised Land 

you're so hard to understand 

 

It seems like just the other day 

you said there will be hell to pay

then took the car towards the bay 

did not come back that night

in fact you never did so I 

guess you got lost along the way


Lighthouse (Pedersen) A lighthouse against the winter sky a landscape flying by and you know that you've been screwed something doesn't quite comply but instead of asking why you just conclude that that beacon is the essence of solitude  Made good money, sure that's not the problem nor the cure another week escaped you another month, another year and you think you know what you're doing and you think that you're getting somewhere A black dog by the side of the road rocks where a river flowed and you know it all adds up and while you are still afloat you make a mental note to just stop and see the moon and its glow before it drops  Never once looked back always stayed on the track another love escaped you another dream, another fear and you think you know what you're doing and you think that you're getting somewhere  Bridges Of Bern (Heyman) All the people of Bern know to keep in mind that you can drift down the Aare but don't reach the river Rhine  Coming down from the ridges with the pace of time and we fall from the bridgesand we're drawn to the river Rhine  All the bridges of Bernup above, along the line just burn on, burn we're on our way to the river Rhine  Maybe time will disclose what made us blind well everybody knows we'll go down in the river Rhine  Crack In The Cover (Pedersen) I'm one lying flat on the back checking the crack in the cover perceiving a cleansing air above her  There's two or more ways to explain the growing pain of your lover that we might be about to discover  And it seems to me like a burn in the third degree that's coming on inescapably All three going down a dirt track while dusky clouds start to hover I'm still checking the crack in the cover And it seems to melike a burn in the third degree that's coming on inescapably  Don't Fear (Pedersen) Escaping through tunnels of cracked concrete surprised at what you find looking east you meet the west and see how they alignyou reach the plains as daylight breaks it's clear there is a gain pilots, sailors, faithful fakes abandon the urbane  So don't fear if you hear a foreign sound to your ear  Never mind the word you heard we're running towards the light hearing fails and eyes get blurred upon this wondrous sight we reach out to the fellow man attempting to unite they say that's how it all began to me it's just alright  So don't fear when you hear a foreign sound to your ear  The man is at the window still he's taking you away to the big house on the hill in case you won't obey hold on to your rabbit's foot for all that it is worth your luck is totally kaput prepare to hit the dirt But don't fear if you hear a foreign sound to your ear  Lonesome Train (Pedersen) Lonesome train westward boundlong to dwell to rest and never be found  Yellow as liquid sun carrying a suitcase and a ray gun  Pierce the plains rule the rail you persist the steel and dust trails prevail  No more horsing around in for a penny in for a pound  Cry against the rushing tide knee deep in uncovered with nowhere to hide  March on the golden dawn steadfast and frugal you move on

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