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Charcoal Burners

by Charcoal Burners

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1.
Woody Creek 03:36
Woody Creek Cold wind calls through the open door When nobody wants you anymore And the dues paid in full have wiped you clean Don’t have a dime for the dream machine Live by the sword and die by the pen Seen this time and time again Live by the phone and die by the gun All your weapons of mass destruction Screens light up as a lover dies Orphan dawn to the tweet filled night We own the gods in whom we trust We’ve all got one forty characters in us Live by the feed and die onscreen ‘Til they delete your history Live by the phone and die by the gun All your weapons of mass destruction Live by the sword and die by the pen Seen this time and time again Live by the phone and die by the gun All your weapons of mass destruction
2.
West End Extra I was a fighter pilot Before that I was in advertising I was the playboy mansion Before that I was a plane crash junkie I was a war-room gamer Before that I was an organ donor I was a blown out subway Before that I was a fast food giant I was a mass grave digger Before that I was just trigger happy I was a drive-by drive thru Before that I was just no one’s baby I was a double decker Before that I was a West End extra I was a voice in the wilderness Maybe somebody should have listened I was the new headquarters Before that I was a headless body I was an Atlas rocket Before that I was a deer in the forest I was a DC-10 death Before that I was a corporate lawyer I was the megatonnage Before that I was the lotus flower
3.
Elevator Shaft Pull back the grill Look down the elevator shaft Make out the corpse of the dead bellboy Spraddled down there in the half dark I was alone before you I’ll be alone before you remember I was alone despite you I’ll be alone before I’m without you
4.
Graham Greene When the Aztec Jesus comes back Through the streets of Atlantis When the Aztec Jesus comes back Through the streets of Atlantis You'll find I'm well versed in the black art Of being your lover When the moon is full right above us In the blue of the morning When the moon is full right above us In the blue of the morning You'll find me sorry But I won't be the one The one who's got the worry You've been reading Graham Greene And I've been reading comics You've been reading Graham Greene And I've been reading comics You find me wanting But I just find that I'm... Wanting more tobacco Feet of gold and head of clay Your beautiful body Feet of gold and head of clay Your beautiful body I watch you dressing And think of all the ways I could get arrested When the Aztec Jesus comes back Through the streets of Atlantis When the Aztec Jesus comes back Through the streets of Atlantis You'll find I'm well versed in the black art Of being your lover
5.
The Fantail 02:09
The Fantail I am before you were I hold the number cup Contains the moving air Beneath each beating wing Each turn and glide to bring Each note of song unborn The fantail to your lawn The night I’ll scoop you up
6.
Firecatching 03:29
Firecatching You’re fighting a war with both hands tied behind you Decisions made long ago If the soul is a flame can it burn all the hatred from me? Can it leave me your name before you go? But you won’t be there in the night when they come For the Firecatching You’ll be on the road safe and gone And you won’t see me ever again But you know Someday I’ll leave my mark on your door Mark on your door Mark on your door Then you’ll know You’re living mistakes that I made as your attorney In a court of fear and fatal flaws If your love has a spark can it light one last fire for me? Can you leave me warmth inside these walls?
7.
Tell A Lie 04:28
Tell a Lie I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting for the start of life I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting for the end of life Tell a lie Tell you I’ve heard of you Tell a lie Tell you how good you are I’ve been laughing I’ve been laughing my ass off tonight You’ve been crying You’ve been crying like a girl tonight
8.
Chance 04:01
Chance Put the air miles between us Pull down the cone of silence Take the heat out of the crisis Draw a line under your violence We can’t leave it anymore to chance Your psychic’s losing her powers Your past lives are days and hours They don’t underwrite your intentions They really don’t rate a mention We can’t leave it anymore to chance Chance will take us Chance will break us So I’ll take a vow of surety To wash away your mask of purity Take my boots off in the corner I love her too much to warn her We can’t leave it anymore to chance Chance will take us Chance will break us
9.
Mid-flight Man For the hometown crowd if you're from here Check the stands from the ropes and you're not there And that's why I'm a mid- flight man And that's why I'm a mid -flight man In a love that's lost as you found it Fall off, you can't get back on it And that's why I'm a mid- flight man And that's why I'm a mid- flight man When the canvas lies below like the canyon floor I'll take 'I liked you once' if you can't love me anymore Meet you my girl on the boardwalk in summer Be the one that you can't remember And that's why I'm a mid- flight man And that's why I'm a mid- flight man Are we done here now? Are we done here?

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released December 6, 2017

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Charcoal Burners Dunedin, New Zealand

With your skeleton crew in the cockpit pornographic zombie flight attendants serving cyanide in first class and I'm someone in economy's sole baggage I'm the body they're bringing home and heads will roll in the bowling alleys of the town when the news gets out might as well just overshoot the airport set her down in ten million parts take as many of the rebels with us - Relate (Colours) ... more

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