lYRICS FOR THE ALBUM hALLOWED EYE INC

Ch 1b The Space Before

I’m safest in my dreams – I’m safest in my dreams 
I embrace the veils between my realities 
I’m safest in my dreams 

It’s a brave new world -- It’s the same old world 

I don’t want to wake up – when I can dream of you 
I don’t want to wake up – if you’re not here 
I embrace the veils between my realities 
I don’t want to wake up – when I can dream of you 

It’s a brave new world -- It’s the same old world

Ch 2 Hypnopompia

Gotta get up – Gotta get up 
I had a vision of the future -- Open wounds expose my hands 
A mother lifts me to the fountain -- To wash away the blood and sand and expose the bone 

Gotta get up – Gotta get up 
A momentary climb to rapture -- To feel the shackles pull my step
A mother calls me from the distance -- The iron cuffs loose and slip and I can fly 

Gotta get up – Gotta get up 
I had a vision of the future -- Open wounds across the land 
Our mother lifts us to the brightest light  -- My eyes are wide open and I understand.

Ch 3 GetUpGoToWorkGoHomeGoToBed

Get up, go to work, go home, go to bed (repeat...) 

CH 4b Return Of The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

 Promises designed to soften the mind 
To coax us along, be good little lads Do our part as a patriot  
For God king and country and the neighbor next door
She looks good in a skirt and waves with one finger
She makes me consider my manhood 
Then turn on the TV 

Trust us to be The savior you need
To sacrifice With a new device
That will reinstitute The man in the grey flannel suit
A new middle class for the people  

Trust us to be – the savior you need 
Trust us to be – your friendly provider 
Brought to you by Hallowed Eye Incorporated.

Ch 5 Clockwork Man

Day in – Day out  -- Turning wheels with desperate fingers 
No thoughts – No doubts -- Time begins to crumble, lost emotions linger 
Closed minds – Closed eyes -- Holding hands with an ethical delusion 
Lost hopes – Lost cries -- Trapped in institutional retribution 

Can you see the top of this monopolized mountain?
Can you feel its weight on your shoulders? 
It’s deeper than we understand  Disrupting our integrity 
No life, love or God we’re sinking lower  -- And lower --  And lower… why? 

I don’t want to be – part of the clockwork 
I don’t want to be – part of the machine 
I don’t want to be – part of this social disintegration 
Please – I want to be me
Please -- I want to be free

Ch 6 Too Fucking Old 

Too much is lost and there’s too much to say 
I’m too fucking old and my eyes have turned grey -- Ah --- Ah--- 
And the sun sets faster than I could have known 

It’s too fucking late and I’m too fucking tired 
I’ve done my best just to keep up -- Ah--- Ah --- 
And it hurts to think of the lives corrupted 

I miss the days when -- We thought the world would end 
We all had a point of view and We all had something to lose 
And we did, yeah 

I‘m sorry it’s too early to die today 
I’m not done working and I’m not out of debt -- Ah--- Ah--- 
I’ll be working ‘til my very last breath is spent 
I’ll be working ‘til I’m dead just to pay my rent 

 

Ch 7b Hallowed Eye Inc. 

We are loving every minute of this -- Business and fiscal opportunity to 
Step up our Primary operations -- We’re going to make another killing in the market 
Ut mortem operator – magis nobis magis nobis 

Will we – ever be -- More than – simple servants 
Indebted to – this hive mind -- Who are these hallowed eyes men 

Why are you so insolent and greedy with us? -- We haven’t even seen our quarter bonus
Back to work and soon enough you’ll learn to trust that 
We have obligations you will never understand 
Ut mortem operator – magis nobis magis nobis 

Will we – ever be -- More than – yours to step on 
Indebted to – this hive mind -- You’re just Hollow Diamonds 
You're Thieves – You’re godless -- You’re Despots – Craven Autocrats 
There’s more than money -- Open up your eyes and you’ll see that we have value too

Hahaha… more than money? -- Ludicrous -- Back to work -- NOW
Ut mortem operator – magis nobis magis nobis
 

CH 8 We’re Alone Together 

Babe, I talked with the Hallowed Eye 
But they don’t care  If we live or if we die 
Darling, We are cast in our lot 
And they’ll keep us down, Is it enough to survive? 

Babe, it’s just you and I against the world 
My love, it’s just you and I on our own 
My dear, Now look in my eyes and hold me tight – just hold me tight 

The love in your eyes, How do I tell you I have failed? 
The hope in your smile, How do I tell you I have fallen so far
From the man you once knew? No longer the dreamer 
This impetuous fool -- Isn’t good enough for you 
Would you love me, even still 
Would you love me, even now 
I’m not good enough

Ch 9b Sanctuary 

Civilized – It’s all lies – Give it up  -- Give it up
Pay your dues – On hands and knees – It’s too much -- It’s too much 

Outside these walls you can live again 
This is Sanctuary  -- Life is temporary 
Ignore the shame you’ll never go back again
This is Sanctuary -- Life is temporary 

Here below – You’ll see it all – Understand -- Be understood
Ruminate – Suffocate – Make your choice -- You better make it good 

Walk away from your life, Give up on your dreams 
Turn your back on it all, You can be a Philosopher King 
No more institutions, This is what it means to be free 
Join our revolution, Join us in our kingdom of freaks 

You Can Be Anything -- If you give up Everything 

Ch 10b The Way It Is 

I can’t see that there’s a life for me here 
I can’t comprehend giving in, giving up 
I want to feel the sun, feel the hope, Find our way
Yeah – away from here 
Far – away from here  

You can try to run -- You can try to hide 
Such futile desires -- such vain pantomimes 
You’re just a trifle -- You’re just a speck
You don’t mean anything – in this grand scheme 

We are the banks, the government 
The media, the schools
From the courthouse to the shithouse 
We make all the rules 

We own the Police and prisons 
The War Machines abroad 
Then we send in the church to build again 
We even own your God 

We have hands in every plot
Every dollar begins with us 
We’re not trying to crush your spirit 
It’s the way it is 

Do you understand, you’re a fragment of a cog 
Just accept your life and live it – It’s the way it is 

Get Up – Go to work – Go home – Go to bed

I don't want to wake up