M. Shepard

Album: War All The Time (2003)
  • The stage is set to rip the wings from a butterfly
    (The stage is set)
    The stage is set don't forget to breathe
    (Between the lines)

    If the whole world dies, then it's safe to take the stage
    These graves will stretch like landing strips
    Hospitals, all dead museums

    We won't have to be afraid anymore
    The crowd is growing silent with the gathering storm

    When the curtain falls and you're caught on the other side
    Just trying to keep up the act
    We'll lie in the back of black cars with the windows rolled up
    Joining the procession of emptiness

    If we say these words it will be too late to take them back
    So we hold our breath and fold our hands
    Like paper airplanes
    (And we're going to crash)

    We don't have to be alone
    (We don't have to be alone)
    Ever again
    There's a riot in the theater, someone's standing in the aisles

    (Yelling that the nurderers)
    Are everywhere and they're lining up
    (Carving the 'm' in your side)
    Stand alone
    (This time)

    When the curtain falls and you're caught on the other side
    Just trying to keep up the act
    We'll lie in the back of black cars with the windows rolled up
    Joining the procession of emptiness
    The stage is set to rip the wings from the butterfly

    Pull the curtain back
    Kill all the houselights
    Pin the dress of lotus flowers
    The silk is spinning round and around with the ceiling fan
    I'm disappearing into the spotlight
    I'm on display with the butterfly with smiles

    With smiles like picket fences you tie us all up and leave us outside
    "That voice is silent now, the boat has sunk"
    We're on our own but we're not going to run Writer/s: III, GEOFFREY RICKLY, ROBERT KEELEY, STEVEN PEDULLA, THOMAS RULE, TIMOTHY PAYNE
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