Skins

ARISE, WATCH!
I’ll see you at the kissing gate
I got something that can’t wait

Oh my soul!
(Awake and take the road)
Arise, watch!
(Fools will sink low)
Oh my soul 
(take the right path)
Arise, watch!

I like your strawberry hair
And your ivory stare

Oh my soul!
(Awake and take the road)
Arise, watch!
(Fools will sink low)
Oh my soul 
(take the right path)
Arise, watch!

Waiting waiting
(for the  drugs to take affect)
Waiting  waiting
(loose that noose around my neck)
I’ve been Waiting  waiting
(a man will beg his brother please)
Waiting  waiting
(For  pint of patience please)

I saw you at the kissing gate
Tear-stained swollen face
(chorus)

SHE'S NOT YOUR THING

If you gotta think about it
She's not your thing

If you gotta talk about it
She's not your thing

If you gotta think about, talk about, call about, shout about it

Every time I walk without you
It's over at eight

Not a lot of talkin' at you
To fill the space

So If you wanna think about, talk about, call about it, shout about it -
Fight about it, sing about it, sulk about it, and live without it...

It's not your pretty face
That make my life so hard to take
It's not your pretty skin
Cuz its too thin..

If I gotta think about it -
She's not my thing

DON’T FORGET ME
Don’t forget me everybody says
At a certain age when everything is moving so fast
Don’t forget me every girl has said
And I’ll remember each and every one until I’m dead

Don’t forget me as the soul’s diminishing the body’s need to live
Remembering the wish to sing and hopeful of what morning brings to life
Not me.

Don’t forget me, those other boys forgot
but I’m the one who did their bidding every time and did not
To be forgotten is the most frightening thought
for all those boys and girls and other friends whom time forgot

Don’t forget me as the soul’s diminishing the body’s need for love
Remembering the wish to sing and hopeful of what morning brings to us
Not me, not me, not me

Don’t forget me are the words she’d say
When we were young and on the beach and all drenched in spray
But when moon rose the sunburn still burned raw
Cause through all the years there’s really only one I saw

And don’t forget me is the whispered wish that travels my lips to your ears
Five at fifteen is forever to remember the intervening years
Not me (don’t forget me)

GUILTY GIRLS
You will be the last man standing
Forget about the guilty girls
And your sins are so demanding
Forget about the guilty girls
Forget about the guilty girls

While the years are disappearing and your back’s against the wall
And the maudlin tears are streaming you’ll make another call

And now, who made grief a woman
Who strolls right in, no compromise
I have just seen your ex-girlfriend
She’s working there from 9-5
She stares right through with almond eyes

While the years are disappearing and your back’s against the wall
And the maudlin tears are streaming you’ll take another fall

While the years are disappearing and your back’s against the wall
And the maudlin tears are streaming you’ll make another call

We ll I heard that he got married
Forget about the guilty girls
But it got too hard to carry
Forget about the guilty girls
Remembering those guilty girls

MISS BARREN BROOKS
Did you really paint your toes true blue?
And did that little bitch hang up on you..

And did you really call me on the phone
Saying you were broke and all alone

I heard that you had painted pictures too
Did you think those boots look good on you?

And don't you know that blonde girls always dye
Their hair to match their pretty grey-blue eyes..

When they feel like dying
Don't you feel like dying
Don't you feel like trying something new
Don't you think I feel the same way to

We watch the children swimming from the shore
The air is cold but the sea is often warm
I smell the heather cutting at your shins
I lick the salt that’s burning at your skin

And I feel like dying
I feel like dying
Don't you feel like trying something new
Don't you think I feel the same way to

I feel like I can't go on
(Does it make you)
Feel like you can't go on
(Does it break you)
Feel like you can't go on

She called herself Miss Barren Brooks by now
She never cared for Lulu anyhow
She never cared for intellectuals -
She never really stopped to read those books

And now she feels like dying
Don't you feel like dying
I feel like dying ----
(I've lost my heart again)

PAPER KNIFE
When your hero is selling out
Just jumped in to get by
But just like anything you get roped in
And carried along ‘til the day you die

Paper knife, you pay for life
On the way, on the way back down
Paper knife, folded in your hand
Words that don’t make a sound

I wish my words could now reach you
I would know what to say
I’d walk right in, and read them to you
But I just walked away

HERE I COME
Here I come
I dive right in
Here I come

The children born into the
Fleeting world with you, lose their view
The child born at dawn,
By evening has moved on, grey and gone
And here they come

Here I come

There are people living lives
Out of the light,
(Out of the spotlight)
There are babies being born
To people you don’t know
(But here they come)

Here I come

There are bus rides through the air
You’re blinded by the glare
It’s all there
The smile awaits your stare

LOST WEEKEND
Billy said goodbye, I’m only leaving for the weekend
But he never turned around to see the smiling faces
And as he left he thought it doesn’t take too much to make you smile
But he never doubted for a second that he’d miss them

Flying into space is like just any other weekend
Get yourself propelled with any fuel that’s for the taking
In between the trip and what you tell for the stories
All the details of your glory

I’m the one who’s leaving for the weekend
And yours will be the heart that I am breaking
And get yourself a rocketship you can find it within yourself
And have yourself a merry little weekend

Leaving just a trail of vapor here is all we’re seeing
Billy said he’s back if only just for a vacation  
Climbing into cockpits like a plastic bubble
His submarine is in real trouble
It doesn’t bother him to know we miss him

In between the trip and what you tell for stories
All the details of your glory

I’m the one who’s leaving for the weekend
And yours will be the heart that I am breaking
And get yourself a rocketship you can find it within yourself
And have yourself a merry little weekend

Oh yeah, good bye

In between the tales for what you tell for stories
All the details all the glory

But I’m the one you’re leaving for the weekend
And yours will be the heart that I am breaking
So get yourself a rocketship you can find it within yourself
To have yourself a merry little weekend

THE HAWKS & SPARROWS
-I tried love and marriage, and happy parents

And B.I. Hospital rooms

I've got sticky fingers, and parking meters

And amblyopia too

-Love was touching elbows

And clearing tables

Halloween was the mood

Dreams of Mia Farrow and Broken Arrows

Would promenade through our rooms

On the corner of Teeth and June

I slumber right next to you

And I pick up all the rest

And I fold your birthday dress

And I humbly submit these words to you..

These - prayers - I'm whispering

You're just not listening?

-Now - I've got Hawks and Sparrows

And doctor’s hours

Walks from home back to school

Then at, dusk retreating

To - beds we're reading

Those little books in your room

-Love was crossing sidewalks and

Chalk on my walls

Ivy creeps to your room

I have - learned life's lessons and

Tucked my tail in-

Between my legs like you do

On the corner of Teeth and June

I slumber right next to you
And I pick up all the mess
And I fold your birthday dress

I humbly, -I carefully, submit -- these words  --  to you

(May all your dreams come true - on the corner of Teeth & June)
(May all your dreams come true - on the corner of Teeth & June)

THE BIG LIGHT
Bags of paper
Drugs and letters
His navy medals
But she knows better

Pictures of boyfriends
Pictures of dream ends
Take some time now
Make trouble for ya

Wade through your life
Wade through my life
All of the small things
Shine in the big light

Starting somewhere
Ending elsewhere
And make sure when you leave
You leave someone else there (to care)

Blue dye a crime scene
Blood on the gate’s lock
Get over your grief
Get over the shock
Get in the car now
You must drive faster
Liquidate life’s work
The end’s a disaster


THE KIDS JUST SLEEP

I never thought that life would - carry on this way
Growing up outside of - Baltimore/DC

But as the sun goes down
I put my kids to sleep
I wonder if they hear their
Father start to weep

The kids just sleep
The kids just sleep
Kids just sleep
The kids just sleep

As the sun comes burning
Through the trees
All the leaves are brown and
Falling down on me

As the sun goes down
I put my kids to sleep
And I wonder if they hear their father start to weep

The kids just sleep
The kids just sleep
The kids just sleep
Kids just sleep

I never thought that life would be this way
In a vampire house in the USA
I never thought that life could be so cold
In a vampire house, living all a lone they - sleep

The Kids just sleep
The Kids just sleep
The Kids just sleep

I'd like to put myself to sleep
I'd like to put my head down to sleep…

OUT OF THE DARK
No matter where I go
I can’t escape this shell
I wonder if it’s real?

Out of the dark
But is that really me there?

I thought you were my friend
But that was my mistake
It must have been the bar room lights

Out of the dark
But is that really me there?

So we have to say good bye
To the end of summertime
Well, here’s to hanging on

Out of the dark
But is that really me there
(repeat)
(bridge as outro)

REPRISE/DON’T FORGET ME