VULCANS

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LYRICS


You Lied

Come back to my gentle hand
Don’t leave before the sun will rise
And all you can say is just get over me
Why’d you kiss me when your mind’s not clear?
I’m not a servant for all your whims
And all I can say is what comes next

And it’s not dark but I can’t see
And it’s not far but I can barely breathe

And I saved all I had
Just for you, ah ah ah
And in time, yeah we’ll find:
That’s it’s all been in vain and you lied.

Well my eyes have seen your words unfold
And yours have seen what my heart holds
And all we can say is where we’ll mend.
But I’ve lived through worse; I’ll live through you
And know the hardest falls can prove

It’s just a way of pointing where to next.

And it’s not dark but I can’t see
And it’s not far but I can barely breathe 

And it’s not dark but I can’t see
And it’s not far but I can barely breathe

And I saved (oh I saved) all I had
Just for you, ah ah ah
And in time (oh in time) yeah we’ll find:
That’s it’s all been in vain and you lied.


Ready (Get Runnin')

Ready? Get runnin and we’re ready
Get runnin’ and we’re ready
Get runnin’ and we’re ready
Get out

Last day of summer: I won’t let you go.
You’re like a lightning bolt inside of my bare hand.
Ladder my last hope, seek out a shoots home
Fire out a warning flare get out of my backyard and sandles.  

Ready? Get runnin and we’re ready
Get runnin’ and we’re ready
Get runnin’ and we’re ready
Get out (ooo)

Winter: remember last time wasn’t so great.
Trust me when I say that “You’re not welcome”
Get back with your dark days.
Get back with your dark days.

Ready? Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get out. (ooo)

Closing section:

Nick

Last day of summer: I won’t let you go.
You’re like a lightning bolt inside of my bare hand.
Ladder my last hope, seek out a shoots home
Fire out a warning flare get out of my backyard and sandles.  

John

Ready? Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get runnin’ and we’re ready.
Get out. (ooo)

Aaron

I'll run back days (Get out)


Execution Hymn

Gonna go see daddy gonna hang today
Gonna go see daddy gonna hang today
That long arm got him and they want their way
He’s headed home now or at least I pray

Well daddy saw them fallin’ down that hole
Their hatred poisoned them and took their soul
Pa’ aimed his gun at them and let them know
That if they lynchin’ then to Hell they’ll go.

Gonna go see brother gonna hang today
Gonna go see brother gonna hang today
They say he done it and that he must pay
But brother’s pride won’t take my tears away

Well brother saw them and he heard their cries
Their hatred sung and called out from their eyes
But what they wanted it was built on lies
He didn’t kill them all but damn well tried.

Well no one’s left to watch me hang today
Ain’t nobody left to watch me hang today
They’ll kill my body, yes they’ll get their way
But my soul’s one thing they can’t take away
They can’t take away
They can’t take away


Just Like Me

Carry me down to the river           
And let my body float away
Into the stream where this world will cease to be
Past where the pine trees sway 

And I can see
By the stains on your skin
That you bleed
Just like me 

I’m not gone though you think I am
I’ve been here many times before
You and I will meet again some day
On another distant shore

And I can see
By the stains on your skin
That you bleed
Just like me


Feel No Fear

And I’ll feel no fear
despite this ocean saying that I should.
My mind stands so clear
of everything I never thought it would.
And I’ve walked this world
more time than my shoulders would confess.
But my arms hang unfurled,
free from thoughts of doubting and duress.

And I’ll feel no fear (I’ll feel no fear)
of never giving back those thoughts you’d lent.
For though you were near (For though you were near)
those words of mine were never what I meant.
So I’ll hold on tight (I’ll hold on tight)
to all those songs of yours within my mind,
And use them to light (use them to light)
this road on which I don’t know what I’ll find.

But all I’ve seen and all I wish to know
is wrapped within these embers set aglow.
And if we’re here to fall upon misgivings
Then there’s no place else I wish to go.

And I’ll feel no fear of this lonesome path that stretches to the east.
But I can’t hear the sound of my souls touching to the street.
So I’ll walk tall ‘til I touch the roots that feed this hallowed earth
and when I’ll fall I know that it won’t be for lack of worth.  

I’ll feel no fear.

 

All lyrics and music ©2014 by Vulcans