Open Your Mouth

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released July 4, 2012

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Track Name: God's Country
God protects the meek
He punishes the wrong
We’ve fallen to our knees in prayer
Believing
My sister’s dancing naked with a needle in her arm
And men with empty wallets are leaving

You’re standing on the hill
With a bible and a flag
TV cameras roll, it’s a
New age heaven
Where distance and delusion make the cityscape look clean
But the greatness He intended is not within our means

Looking for a miracle
(In God’s Country)

We’re all his spoiled children yet we still demand the best
Which bible was it that told you we were the blessed?

Looking for America
(In God’s Country)
Track Name: I'm Leaving
I’ve overstayed my northern welcome
I’m gonna speed down 95 tonight
Eight hours or so
It’s gonna be a sweet communion
When I hit that Carolina line
I’m ready to go

I’m leaving
For the good it does my soul to breathe the clean air
I’m leaving
For the girl who thought I never would come home
I’m leaving
For the ride down Hudson-Barksdale Boulevard
With a quarter moon just smiling
And a good friend at my side

I have felt the tesion building
A city’s selfish days are far too long
No reason to stay
I toss my suitcase in the car, I’ll
Point it south and Carolina’s just
Eight hours away

I’ll be there by morning
I’ve just got to drive
Track Name: Just A Man
I'm not a fighter jet
I'm not a submarine
Or a fancy sports car in the page of a magazine

I'll Tell you what I am

I'm not some real estate
I'm not a stock you trade
on the Wall Street express
Where lives are cheap and fortunes are made

I'll Tell you what I am

I'm Just a Man
At least I got my heart and soul
Apparently
Unwanted by the powers to be
I'm Just a Man
I still got a heart and soul
Just trying to be
Smarter than a Dinosaur

I'm not a pillar of strength
I'm not a shining white knight
Upon a horse of content
Preaching what is wrong or right

I'm not a fighter jet
I'm not a submarine
Sure as hell ain't the billions you spend
To feed those hungry war machines.
Track Name: Rillington Place
The walls have ears and arms and legs
Oddly so does the floor
Bleached bones hold up the fence
And the baby upstairs
Doesn't cry anymore

A handy sock, a nearby tie
Some gas from the fireplace
Draped in dreary papered walls
Where he know that you'll be safe

Down in in Rillington Place

I don't feel so strange myself
Love and death share one embrace
All his children play their role
I spill warm blood to cleanse my soul

A gaslit street, a spreading pool
A shadow in the rain
Footfalls echo fading heartbeats
Alleys branch and twist like veins

I don't feel so strange myself
Talking with the headless face
Although it screams, no words escape
'Cuz nothing leaves
From Rillington Place
Track Name: Teenage Luv
Saw her down the hallway just the other day
High school prom queen and she's only five lockers away
I wanna tell her how I feel but I know I can't
So I stand here silently waiting for my chance

But now I gotta mop the halls
And clean out all the stalls
Until I hear the morning school bell ring
Yeah I gotta sweep the floors
And wash all the blackboards
Teenage luv, it's such a painful thing

I wonder if she'd think I was the ultimate catch
In a letter jacket instead of these overalls with my name on a patch
Now she's walking toward me just like a dream
Suddenly I feel so naked behind the floor buffing machine

I know I love her
I really need her
I gotta have her
How do I get her?
Track Name: Yeah Yeah
Can you tell me what you want from life
Or is it so obscure
But you're wanting it more and more?
Listen to me
I know you're crazy
Not to worry
I'm to lazy to inform the authorities

She said
Yeah yeah yeah
I said
Yeah yeah yeah

Comes a time in your life when you draw the line
Funny thing is when you find
You're erasing it just to spite yourself
Listen to me
I know you're crazy
Not to worry
I'm to lazy to inform the authorities

She said
Yeah yeah yeah
That's when I said
Yeah yeah yeah
Everybody say
Yeah yeah yeah
All I wanna hear is
Yeah yeah yeah

Listen to me
I know you're crazy
Not to worry
I'm to lazy to inform the authorities
Track Name: Southern California
Broken down on the side of the road
Nothing around for miles but the wind and cold
Searching my heart for a place to stay
Only one I want is so far away

She is my southern California
How did I fall in love with an angel of the sun
She is my southern California
Heading back into the desert
I will return
I will return

Back on the road but I've got no way
Run down faces around here all look the same
I'll keep driving straight ahead
Ain't seen nothing worth stopping for yet

She is my southern California
Forget all those winter's daughters and the cruel games that they play
I can see her dancing with the Eagles
Playing on the radio as
She turns her head my way
She turns her head my way

It's late at night, I'm still all alone
Headlights guiding my way, I know where I'm going
Back to that place where I'm gonna stay
Sun shining down on us every day
Track Name: The Highest Note
I'm in a limbo
No ups and no downs
Just a lot of early mornings
A lot of helpless running around

Am I a Keystone Kop?
Is there a wreck up ahead?
No, just a lot of hollow laughter
A lot of tired jokes in my head

I don't have much
I have just enough to rise above

I get so worn
My heart hangs so low
Never really win or lose
A lot of dead end streets I know

I had so many reasons
But they were lost along the way
Just a lot of halfhearted glances
A lot of nothing important to say
Track Name: Into the Sunshine
Got a picture in my hand
It ain't digital
As a matter of fact it's starting to fade
Stepping out on the road for the first time
At the school bus stop
Couldn't get enough of her face

Thought they'd be here forever
They were here since I was born
Now I'm told about the changing of the guard
You ain't the young one anymore
I got a picture in my mind
It's starting to fade
It was a different time
Take me back to that place

Got a picture in my hand
It ain't digital
As a matter of fact it's starting to fade
Stepping out on the road into the sunshine
It was a different time
Take me back to that place

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