pale green things

The Beast in the Hearts of Men


Lyrics

The Islands

I was getting old on the other side
Sailing through the night on a tidal wave
In the summer time, when the sky is blue
And the flowers bloom next to black concrete
On the Islands, will they hear the boom?
Will the coean keep all the fear away?
Will they feel us, when our buildings shake?
Do we look awake
Do we feel that far away?

I was flying high, like a submarine
Above the creatures on the ocean bed
And above the world there were sattalites
Keeping us alive
While the rain cam down to the Islands
But it won’t last long
If you carry on, inyour little shell
There is beauty, in the ugliness
And in loneliness
There was only us out there

Snakes

Cut away from the scene
Playing in your mind
Now I feel so aware
That we are the same kind

Beware the snakes
In the garden, child
The more I kill
The more I seem to fear those that remain

If you look past the trees
Up through the branches
We will fly to the moon
And onto the planets

Beware the snakes
In the garden, child
The more I kill
The more I seem to fear those that remain

North Winds Of Ontario

Slight of the hand in the night
All the floors drop
Can’t we just watch one more time

‘Cos I feel like I am drowning
How I wish that I could float
On the north winds of Ontario

Slight of the hand in the night
All around us
Can’t we just have one more chance

‘Cos we live like filthy rodents
Stepping on each other toes
On the north winds of Ontario

They’ve been lying
I’ve been watching

Cos each moment has beween coming
Since before your bones could grow
On the north winds of Ontario

Slight of the hand in the night
While the world turns
Can’t we just be left behind

‘Cos we work hard every morning
Until the amber street lights glow
On the north winds of Ontario

Cos each moment has beween coming
Since before your bones could grow
On the north winds of Ontario

Motorbikes In Tokyo

Take your seat, to the dream
You have been incomplete

Does the night know know each star in the sky?

There’s Motorbikes In Tokyo
Neon lights the world below
I’ll only let you go
And you’ll be fine

Down to one burning sun
What will come when it’s gone?

Will the dark suit us more anyway?

There’s Motorbikes In Tokyo
Neon lights the world below
I’ll only let you go
And you’ll be fine

In The Empire

Wake me when they’ve given us a reason
The sky is now a ball of orange flame
They want me to hate my brother
For living far away

My head feels like a desert
My bodies in the deepest sea
The people passing by
The buildings climbing high
In the empire

In the empire
We’re in the empire
We clap our hands and sing along
And say it’s just a song
We learnt in the empire
In the empire

Every time I see that wheel is spinning
I wonder where the needle’s gonna land
I feel the tensions rising
Like strings in a baby grand

We drive all night to Inverness
We’re chaing the happiness
Drink out weight in gig
And scratch our names into the door

It’s easy to believe
There’s a mission to acheive
In the empire

In the empire
We’re in the empire
We clap our hands and sing along
And say it’s just a song
We learnt in the empire
In the empire

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia in your head
Remember what your father said
Rule Britannia ‘til you’re dead
Come on, come on

Rule Britannia east to west
Sleeping in your Sunday best
Lay your mother down to rest
Come on, come on

You’re not meant to get over all
Of the heart ache
You’re not meant to see past the walls that I create
No

Rule Britannia in your heart
Get the look and play the part
Rule Britannia after dark
Come on, come on

Rule Britannia north to south
Talk until you find your mouth
Lie until you lose the doubt
Come on, come on

You’re not meant to get over all
Of the heart ache
You’re not meant to see past the walls that I create
Oh No

The Beast In The Hearts Of Men

Time turned the rocks into hour glass blood
We sing to the dead way much more than we should
We light up the fire and howl at the moon
No hope of us coming home soon

But time is not our friend because
The beast in the hearts of men
Can kill anything

Walking through life like you’re pulling the plough
You get to the endge then you turn it around
People will say you just walk the same lines
‘Til they see what you’ve left behind

But death is not the end because
The beast in the hearts of men
Will hunt us again

On the canvas of night the stars are like shrapnle
We’re sniffing the salt as we enter the chaple
Love is the message lost in the post
Each island trapped by the coast

But death is not our friend because
The beast in the hearts of men
Can kill us again

But death is not the end because
The beast in the hearts of men
Can kill anything

Godless Child

I can see that you’re gonna snap
Like the punk wood out in the forest
Black wheels on your Cadillac
You’re a fake Idol to the Godess

Like fire to the harvest
Those eyes have the darkness
Of a godless child

Every one wants to save you like
You are falling out of their harness
To take you back into their grip
For a different kind of carnage

Like fire to the harvest
Those eyes have the darkness
Of a godless child

Spirals

Climb the walls
Fall in spirals
Learn to love
Your denial
Now I should be moving on

May the past
Love you dearly
Every night
But you will wake up
In the same world of pain

So please
Let me make this easy
I don’t want to be
In the eye of your storm
Anymore

In their eyes
Supanovas
When they touch
Feel their tallons
Try to take you far away

So please
Let me make this easy
I don’t want to be
In the eye of your storm
Anymore

Canada

The wilderness of Canada
Refracting in your tears
The beating of my human heart
Is pounding in my ears

And suddenly it all makes sense
Suddenly it all makes sense
To me

Maybe we should fake our deaths
And film the consequences
It could be our big experiament
How long ‘til they could find us

And suddenly it all makes sense
Suddenly it all makes sense
To me

It all makes sense to me