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Roll

And when you lose control
And door dogs yelp for your soul
The world just frays apart
But we know where to start
To pull it back together
And this time for the better
Now we know we must let her
Slip inside our minds
she protects us in the climbs
We climbed a little too high,
Passed through the fear to die
We know that space and time
Is not where we stand
Don't you think we'd understand?
If we were supposed to know
But here is the matter at hand
We know how to roll
We don't need no control
Over all that we have known
We know how to roll

II.

The world it moves too fast
Then it moves too slow
And then it moves too fast
But don't you think we know?
The confusion that we cast
It all comes back together
But never quite the same
Now you've been and you know
I was there and I saw you roll
I watched you lose control
Over all that you had known
Watched you pull it back together
And this time for the better
Now you know you must let him
Slip inside your mind
He protects you in the climbs
We climbed a little too high
Passed through the fear to die
But we know that space and time
Is not where we stand
Don't you think we'd understand?
If we were supposed to know
Well here is the matter at hand
We know how to roll
We don't need no control
Over all that we have known
We know how to roll

Pure

Stole me away into the black of my mind
Brought me near the shore of insanity
But then she came and swept me away
Now we're smiling; nothing left to say

God is good; God is great
I'm in love and I won't hesitate
To tidy my mind and get my soul straight
'Cause there's nothing I want that Love can't create

And of knowing you, I hope this is only the dawn

There's only one thing left to be done

That is to take our place in the sun
Beneath the bright sky we'll commandeer the breeze
And drift through the universe like autumn leaves
Of the world that's brought me down
You've been my cure
Because you love me and challenge me
To be pure

Home At Last

Butterfly squadron, airborne children
Sweet love and flowers, rain from above
Tadpole navies trade guns for babies
There ain't no death here, no lies, only love

I'm in the fields of forgiveness, to the left of the sea
Towering castle awareness, summoning me

Butterfly squadron, airborne children
Sweet love and flowers, rain from above
Tadpole navies trade guns for babies
There ain't no death here, no lies, only love
World is awoken; all are attending
W/ apologies spoken all wounds are now mending
High in the sky, we can see what we've strived for
We're finally free

I'm in the fields of forgiveness, to the left of the sea
Towering castle awareness, summoning me
Ocean spray wonderful, freedom to laugh
We're in the land now; we're home at last

Baby, Lover, Honey, Darlin'

Baby, lover, honey, darlin',
when you gonna do right by me?
You know it ain't funny; it ain't about that money
It's all about you and me

Well, now you're gone away
Well, now you're gone away
Well, now you're gone away

Baby, lover, honey, darlin',
when you gonna put out that flame
You know you can't live on cheap cigarettes
and poorly cut cocaine

Repeat Chorus

And it's just like momma used to say
There's gonna be rain some days

Baby, lover, honey, darlin',
when you gonna take a look and see
You had it all in the palms of your hands
When you gonna do right by me?

Repeat Chorus

And it's just like momma used to say
There's gonna be rain some days
And it's just like momma used to say
There's gonna be rain some days

Baby, lover, honey, darlin',
when you ever gonna come down?

Dear Mother of God

Lots of people, less earth
Take a bad situation, make it worse
ÒDon't mind stepping on friends,
Long as I get mine...in the end.Ó
That's what they say and
That's what they they do
Don't you know thatÕs the number one 
Source of my blues
Just let me get some rest tonight, 
Dear Mother of God

Caffeine, nicotine, cocaine 
It's all the same; just a game
To keep us occupied, bound and tied
Keep me sedated,
Dear Mother of God

Am I my brotherÕs keeper?
Don't you know that lately I got to be
If I turn my back on him, 
That man will put a bullet through me
Just let me get some sleep tonight,
Dear Mother of God

There's no room for me, space for me
IÕm outdated, unrelated, 
So put me on a shelf,
I can't hide, said I can't hide.....
I just told you twice
I ain't no good at stealth
Put me away, 
Dear Mother of God

Existentialist Blues

Sometimes, things we got to do
Sometimes, can't see our way through
Tell me brother, have you heard the news?
DonÕt it seem there ain't nothing new?

Sometimes, people want to put us down
Sometimes, want to dog us around
Tell me brother, anyway, did you hear that sound?
WhatÕs all the funky jive goin' down?

Sometimes, I just don't know what to do
Sometimes, I just can't help but get the blues
Don't it seem there ain't no way but for to lose?
I'm down to the point of where...
It's all I can do, baby, just to care for you

Sometimes, I just don't know what to say
Sometimes, I fall down on my knees and pray
And it's all too bad about you, now brother, 
But I hope your children are going to find the way
Yeah, It's all too bad about you now brother,
But I hope your children gonna find the way

Perception

What's a man Supposed to do?
It's hard today just not to lose
So, when I'm down and beaten blue
I look around and think of you

I sink into my contemplation
Answers come with concentration

Strong opinions: well I have mine
And you may find me blind
But I don't mind because it's true;
I've never needed to see you

Walking 'cross the field I realize that
Nothings real; no pain or joy

Out on the lawn the past is gone

I simply can't be wrong anymore
Was paid a visit: a strange man
He said that Jesus could lend a hand
Now many a man can't see the road
Or make a stand on his own

If God is Love then Love is God
And you agree without a nod

Prescription

I don't have a single reason
To go into town today
I'm out in deep country
Clearin' the fog away

Got me a prescription for some country
Gonna be damn good for my soul
Them people out in that city
Got cold, dead eyes that take their toll

Found me a fine little witch
Drawin' voodoo paintings in the sand
The only thing I was ever lookin' for
Was a kind little woman to hold my hand

Got me a prescription for some country
Gonna be damn good for my soul
Them people out in that city
Got cold, dead eyes that take their toll

Angel Seed

I met me an angel on New Year's Eve
Don't you know, the fallen kind
He told me everything, that I believe....
Contradictions; I paid no mind

Things in the nighttime, prowlin' around
He who walks, waits to be received
Talks in tongues; tears good men down
But you won't listen, you don't believe 

I met me a man on New Year's Eve
Who was not a man; walks not in time
Snakes be a crawlin' all in his seed
Walk that way, lose your mind

But who'd say?

In these quiet hours, find myself wishing
For the cool resonant hand of genius
To wipe my forehead w/ the towel of ideas
Like an attendant mother sponges the infant in the tub
Removes anything that could be harmful;
Anything that to a smiling baby could be seen fit
To be placed in the mouth and swallowed
But mother knows; yes she knows
And she smiles and says "no, no."
With a seeming indifference
That really translates into
Love

Fear & Lies

Many are they
Whom have whispered lies
Many are they
Whom have made me despise
Many are the lies
And many whom have heard
She knows that I could love her
If not for fear of that word

You know that I'll try
Put a little sunlight in your eye
You know that I'll try
Put a little shine in your smile
And you know that you can come w/ me, anytime
But you know that I have fear
Of the fear and the lies

Another Man

You know my woman she left me
Left me feelin' low down and blue
Turned around and left me

Another man come along
Up and stole away my joy
Left me all alone and cryin'
Just like a little boy

You know a woman's soul can be evil
Pure black and untrue
Crawl out from some hole in the ground
Come to do me the way she do

You know I said we'd try
You know I said I'll do the best I can
Then you turn around and walk away darlin'
You know child I don't understand

Blind In The Sun


I.

Can you cringe beneath the shadow of a fly?
You'd better try.
Running cross the sand
The heat burns the souls of your band
In the joy of being alive;
You're stripped of delusion
And so forwardly stride

Lost in the garden
w/ canonized illusions
There are the keepers
Of the tower
But I am not a member
Of the dark December
The light of the sun refracts
In my eye

II.

Everything is water
Electric fluid matter
In a paper cup
Called Time

III.

Somewhere in the North
There are real vampires
I know you go to visit
From time to time

To roll in the stench
The decadence of
Thirst for blood
To dine w/ a pack
Of wild gods

Well, I have no intent
Of adopting your bent;
Or partying down w/ the devil
On your shoulder
I have no intent
Of going where you went
Of beating on a skull
In a hellish midnight circle


But who am I to say?;
That you are not o.k.?
I will simply stay
Behind'

Three Day Beard


I.

Standing in a soup line
Sucking on a tail pipe
Working on a new crime;
Against myself,
How many times
Can I kill myself?
Before I die?
God knows I tried
To find out

II.

I wandered where the women went......
Thought my soul could be at ease
I never lost my good intent
But found myself wishing
I'd never had it at all..........
Never had it at all
Is that what you'd call
A fall from
Grace?

III.

Listen here man and wo-man alike:
I won't tell you about all the cigarettes and the booze
And the other scenarios
I won't tell you about all the hard feelings
And the petty larcenies
And the broken bones and homes
Rendered in brutal beatings
And I won't even tell you
About the sadness;
The heavy, "wish we weren't here" melancholy
But I will tell you this:
There are people who walk this earth
Who are so beautiful,
On the inside alone,
They make angels
Blush
And you,
Ain't one of them

IV.

Allow me some time
To be angry
I'll shout, not speak
My mind......
I'm hungry.
Don't wanna eat.

V.

Forgive my trespass
I'm not sorry.
Thought maybe you had grown,
Just a little...........
I was wrong.
But don't worry.
You will.

You will.
Just not with me.

VI.

If you wipe the slate clean,
Just kick back and dream:
Never learn a thing
About what you see

VII.

My license to be blind
Has been revoked
Just in time
And now I see the work
Cut out for me

Tragedy

I met tragedy yesterday
On the south end today
He smiled at me
Said walk this way
He took my hand,
Said to me
Welcome friend
You'll be w/ me

Said I'm pleased to know you
I'm pleased to do you
Said you may leave,
You will return
You still smile, child...
But you will learn

I am no hope

I want my freedom
I gotta be free
I told that man
Get the hell away from me
I want my life
I want my life
I want my life
Don't need no tragedy

Walnut Street

I walked alone on Walnut Street
in the cold December freeze
I saw a man, shake all alone
he might have died

down to the shop
near Walnut Street
a pack of smokes and
a bottle of dreams
I passed a man
who was not me
I walked right by

it was a time
when wine was breakfast
lunch was beer
and snacks in between
my soul was cold
I knew not God
I might have died

I went on home
sat down and cried
shook off the cold
but felt frozen inside
I wanna know.....
why?

my mind was screamin'
to help him, so
I staggered drunk into the snow
I could not find him,
he was gone
he might have died
(I don't know)

all in my mind
I saw him freeze
I think that night
out in the street
me and the man
out in the cold
we might have died

Run You Down

Some people ask many favors
But they don't, well, add any flavor
To your scene or your style
You know all the while...
They'll stab you in the back and
Flash you a smile
Some people....just ain't no good

Some people give you lies like razors
They'll kill your heart; say catch you later
They'll rope you and throw a saddle on your back
Ride you 'til you drop, 'til your bones creak and they crack

Hey baby, get off my back
Said, don't you know, 
Your standing on my track
You better be movin'
I'll push you back
Get out of my way,
I'll run you down

In this life, I've only got a short time
To play my little songs, write my little rhymes
It may be silly, but it is what I do
One thing I don't need in my way....is you
YouÕre a parasite, baby

AT THE BOTTOM

It's a dark day
On the water
It's a dog day
The height of summer
It's a down moon
Best run for cover
There's a danger
Like no other

I can feel the sun calling me
Just to say...
But in the depth of this...
I won't play

It's a dark day
On the river
Just a handshake
Made me shiver
At the bottom
It's now or never
It can't be far now;
No light forever

I can feel the sun calling me

Just to say...
In the depth of this,
There's a new day

What's that you say?

I can't believe

Looking For A Way

I climbed like a monkey up in a tree
Trying to find a piece of me
Way up in the branches so high
Well, I found that I cannot fly...

But I'm

Looking for a way

I'm at fault for inciting the madness
And sometimes I can't stop the sadness
But I'm learning to ride waves of joy
Toward manhood moves a boy

Looking for a way

I got dizzy and fell like a lion
Into the dust of Orion
Those stars; the ones up in the sky;
The one he made up in his mind,
The one that's still looking.....

Looking for a way

And I haven't quit yet.

Pleasant Stroll


Walking down that road
W/ your hand in mine
This world will be ours,
Just give me some time

Walkin' toward the sunset

No, they haven't beat us yet
We will watch the sunrise
From the other side

When our time is done here
Then we will walk on
To where we will meet God
To teach us a new song

Everybody's Happy
And everybody smiles
The road that we are walking
Is measured not in miles

Free Wind (Hillside)

Comin' round the mountain
When I saw
A beautiful girl
Comin' toward me
Hair of gold
Skin like ambrosia
But carryin' a heavy weight
On her shoulder
She would not look at me
She hung her head in shame
I said I will carry your weight girl
If you'll only share the secrets of your name
Just then an eagle
Alighted on my shoulder
He said don't you ride w/ her, boy
She'll push your castles over

There's a free wind on the hillside
Just let your spirit fly

She offered me some water;
Sweet and cool
The eagle said don't you drink boy
Her cup is the chalice of fools

I went back to the mountain
When I had grown
I met w/ the girl and the eagle
Just like the time before
The temptress caught my eye
But the eagle steadied my shoulder
He said don't you sail w/ her, boy
She'll throw your anchors over

Tact

Pilgrimage to the
mountain
On through a hurricane
Going to pray for my family,
Weep for those who lay in the clay
And I don't know who will hear me
But I will cry on the wind
Grant me strength and compassion
Give me self-discipline

Oh the pressure and the pride
They can split your skull
When your best ain't enough
All you can do is let go
An ounce of pure wisdom
Sets a thousand years straight
A fools minute will erase it
Ah, but that is the Way

I was tied to a tree
And whipped like a dog
That's where I learned to be free
And to trust in God
In the center of the mountain
You will find a ring
When you wear that peace
No mans words will sting

Kids

Wanna tell you a story
About a little girl
Had a big red balloon;
Flew around the world
Such a happy child

Wanna tell you a story
About a little boy
Had a bright red wagon
Full of shiny toys
Such a happy child

Wanna tell you a story
About some kids I know
Happy little babies
You know they bound to grow
Such a happy child
And I'll show you a happy child
It's never too late to be a happy child

Slow

It speeds up before you know it, baby
So try and not blow it, maybe
Ya got to see ya way clear through it
Ya know ya really got to do it to it
Ya got to slip it some style, crazy
Ya got to work the whole while, not lazy
Ya got to rock it around the clock
Don't let'em knock ya, ya won't be stopped

We got people trying to help and teach
While all the others try to push and preach
And that ain't me but that's beside the point
I only came just to work the joint
I don't know why they gotta be that way;
But it's a crazy world, anyway
But ain't that really how to be free?
Ya mind yaself and let others be

Underwater

I can feel it
Washing over me
Same old thing
As it used to be
And nothing matters
So just smile
Best you can do, baby
Is have some style

Standing in my tears
Drenched to the bone
Don't jive me, baby
But don't leave me alone
And I will write this
Upon the wall
A great struggle now
Brings greatness to all

Answer Man

We all have our days
Our weeks, our peaks they come and go
Some folks just have bad lives
And why that is I just don't know
I can't tell you if it's going to ...rain or snow...
We all gotta sleep
Be born; be raised; eat; shit and die
Some people that you meet
Ain't worth the time it takes to pass them by

Don't you ask me why.
Unless, perchance you want me to lie
Said, I can do that for you

Don't you ask me why
I ain't no answer man
If you press me, I will lie
Look at me. I can hardly stand.

Don't know black from white
But I can make peace and I can make war
I can run and I can fight
I don't know what I got, but I want more
Can you help me out, brother?
I'm just tryin' to score

Inspiration comes.
From where, or why, don't know or care
Sit back and crack a smile
While yin and yang play in my hair
Don't you give me that stare.
The one that means I'm supposed to know

Rise

Some people just can't be helped
Don't you know you can save your self?
It's a hard world, which we live in
And a whole lot of strength we've got to be giv'n
To survive.......
So Rise

Some people just can't be pleased
They'll sooner see you down on your knees
Than to try to rise you to where they think they are at
We got a name for those people: call 'em rats
So Rise
To the challenge today
We got to get to the top
Ain't no easier way
So Rise
So	Rise

Unchanged

Those wounds open and tender
They reveal your face to me
Into the chalice of my arms
The blood of your suffering flows free

It's a mild mannered possession;
This waiting for the rain
Encumbered by its spell and
Groggy in the slumbering delay

A scrap of ribbon fallen
From a lovers hair
Found by the boots of boredom
Lament for things not yet dead

A piece of my soul floats there
Down in the puddle below
Lost from a watch pocket
An insane notion explodes

Watch For The Sign

And I feel it comes in waves
And waves come a crashin'
Down and down and watch it
Over again
And I feel just like a netted fish, a thrashin'
He go 'round and 'round
But they gonna hold him in

And I feel like hittin' the road
For a travel
Ask myself "Am I just running away?"
Hit the highway
To where the mystery unravels
Gotta find a start and then
We're on our way

So watch for the sign
My eyes are getting blurry
We gotta find it before the break of day
And watch for the time
You know we are in a hurry
We can't go on
If we go the old way

And I feel it
So much clearer now
But strange and
Painful, anyhow
Sweet mystery;
I cannot hear her now
Her silence builds her
A wall of sound
To drown her
In her sorrow

Sorrow

Same Mistake

And it's stretched beyond recognition
And you can't recall the reason
But still you feel the need to tell me
Exactly why you said goodbye
And I'm in a new position
And it's somewhat more pleasing
And so I really hate to tell you
But memories they fade with time

Unstable rails and arms a flailing
Unstable mind and still I'm sailing
Me to a bad rap you were nailing
But somehow I got away
And I won't make the same mistake

The pain is floating by like clouds
And now I watch them, without riding
Still, you come w/trivialities
And I can't listen no more
It makes a little more sense somehow
My happiness is no longer hiding
Someone else might snatch me up
There's no telling what's in store

Into The Fold

Please bring me into the fold
I long for warmth from cold
I can't seem to bear the load
And my anger's like a stone

I've been let down again
They slip right in and call me friend
Lunged at again;
I'd prefer another end

Before they leave, you know they lie
Infiltrate and try
To burn my hopes alive;
Cast my dreams aside

I need myself a family
That can protect; I cannot feed
The one I have is so in need

You see the way the story goes
The king's allergic to his clothes
The tragedy is known; it shows

I've no idea to ride
The coattails of another's pride
But if it were to mean my hide
Suppose I'd give it half a try

It has come to seem to me
That the Mafioso creed
Is a safe bet when in need
Of a haven in which to bleed

She will kiss and he will crunch
Her kiss hurts more; packs more punch
Unfortunately, not a hunch;
It's all out to lunch

Your Tears

I walked through deserts to see you in mourning 
I know you were there but you ran

I know you hid your tears there in the river
And like a fish you swam to sea

I cast my net and brought you to shore
But you became the serpent; slipped through

I've chased you over the mountains and wide plains
I've sought you for millions of years
When will you show me your tears?
When will you let me know,
You struck at me through your pain,
Not because I didnÕt love you
You know that would be untrue
You know I always loved you
You knew that I would be true

I walked through jungles to see you there crying
You hide in the trees from the pain

Just like a monkey you climbed higher and higher
So high, into and eagle you turned

I caught an angel who flew me to find you
But you became the rains and you fell

I've chased you over the mountains and wide plains
I've sought you for millions of years
When will you show me your tears?
When will you let me know,
You struck at me through your pain,
Not because I didnÕt love you
You know that would be untrue
You know I always loved you
You knew that I would be true

Home Live Sound Reinforcement Where and When? Hear it Here! About The Plastic Infinity Browse our lyrics Learn to Play Guitar, Son. More info on other sources of more info Poetry by Trent Boswell Sex Cymbals