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"Running From A Gamble" (2011)

Intro lyrics - Company of Thieves

And what you want, is what I need
We don't talk, we don't feed each other lines

What shame, not to cry
I'll defend you till the day I die

Queen Of Hearts lyrics - Company of Thieves

Meet me in the middle of my mind, and no one else
I've been waiting here now for a while, I need your help
Like the time you tore my skin and all the world went blank
Never felt such real escape- it bled into the day

I stress talking so much that it hurts, then
Can't speak but a word to a lover that was

I'm gonna paint myself aside, like something second in line
Just gonna paint myself aside, like something second in line

Meet me in the middle of the night; I never sleep
Since you told me all the secrets that I swore to keep
In my dreams I can make love to you without a fight
And sometimes I wonder if it's wrong or if it's right

I stress talking so much that it hurts, then
Can't speak but a word to a lover that was

I'm gonna paint myself aside- like something second in line
Just gonna paint myself aside- like something second in line

Here, within the walls, I cannot take all the wreck involved (it's contagious)
Here, within the walls, I cannot take it- all the wreck involved

Everyone's taking their cards
As usual, I'll be the Queen of Hearts

I'm gonna paint myself aside- like something second in line
Just gonna paint myself aside- like something second in line
I'm going silver
All over silver

Modern Waste lyrics - Company of Thieves

Go to his house, he'll make you a big star
Offer your power, turn and face the camera
Makin' a movie, isn't that what you want?

Dying to recover, never really knowing better
Spinning all the things you thought that you deserved
Dying to recover, never really knowing

Ready or not! I can't support you with my part-time gig
It's all that I've got- what would it take to walk away from this?
You say we can make it, what's the difference?
Think that we can make it on our own

Wish all your life that you'll be forgiven
Feelin' the weight of your new addiction
Searching outside you for all the answers

Dying to recover, never really knowing better
Spinning all the things you thought that you deserved
Dying to recover, never really knowing

Ready or not! I can't support you with my part-time gig
It's all that I've got- what would it take to walk away from this?
You say we can make it, what's the difference?
Think that we can make it?oh no

Honey, what's the face? We won't live forever in this way
You look good as spoon-fed in a daze, if you're wondering
HONEY, WHAT'S THE FACE? We're just getting by inside a cage
I think this is borderline insane, if you're wondering

Ready or not! I can't support you with my part-time gig
It's all that I've got- what would it take to walk away from this?
You say we can make it, what's the difference?
Think that we can make it?oh no

Say that we can make it
Hide the pictures and put us in our places
On our own

Look Both Ways lyrics - Company of Thieves

Karen went to the store, but she forgot her pearls
Tried to pawn off with charm, scheming skilled little girl

All the children, they all know where all the naughty little children go when they start to grow

For so long you've buckled under a watchful eye
Never feel alive until you are risking your life
Risking your life, you're right
Lucky pinned to the fence, I was digging in my pocket
For the change that I had left, had won it in the schoolyard

All the children, they all know where all the naughty little children go when they start to grow

For so long you've buckled under a watchful eye
Never feel alive until you are risking your life
Risking your life, you're Right

Look left, look right. Look both ways before you.
Look left, look right. Look both ways!

Making a mess just to clean it up later
Looking on forward to the Sunday paper
Making a mess---

Oh ooh oh, ooh oh, ooh oh oh oh oh, ooh oh oh

For so long you've buckled under a watchful eye
And you never feel alive until you are risking your life, but

All the children, they've been told where all the naughty little children go when they all start to grow

Oh ooh oh, yes they will grow

Never Come Back lyrics - Company of Thieves

Slow turn out on the corner
I will paint your picture and post it in the street
And you can best believe
I'll kill you like I want to
I will bury you in deep

All the thoughts I think of you are constant now
Stones will cover up your eyes and keep you from the sea...

Now everyone's on top of it
You're runnin' from a gamble
Even the nosy neighbors turn
I'll mark my lesson learned

All the thoughts I think of you are constant now
Crowds will gather in their black dress, sing a melody...

How you cleared the room that night, broke the mirror and spilled the wine
And when your mother died, made me sign the line
My body still, against my will

You're dirty, sick. I don't exist.

Ooh ooh ooh, ahh ahh ahh ahh
Ooh ooh ooh, ahh ahh ahh ahh
You'll never come back
You'll never come back!

Nothing's In The Flowers lyrics - Company of Thieves

In life, for some things we testify
In our love, for some things we magnify

Your boots are heavy with the undertow
In your hands, your violent piano

See the sun coming through
All the angles of all the wars we won
But we never let it go into the deepest truce of emotions
And on, and on, and on

Lost and found and nothing's in the flowers
Broken truths upon the empty houses
Lost and found and nothing's in the flowers
Broken truths

Your work is wicked with efficiency
For your play, you pirated emergency

See the sun coming through
All the angles of all the wars we won
But we never let it go into the deepest truce of emotions
And on, and on, and on

Lost and found and nothing's in the flowers
Broken truths upon the empty houses
Lost and found and nothing's in the flowers
Broken truths

Try a little!
Won't you take the first step
And give a little!
So that nothing will be left

Death Of Communication lyrics - Company of Thieves

Honestly, my honesty was always what I gave for taking your bread
I never though you would have hung it high above as you did over my head

Ever since you came into my life I always felt a little misled
I tried to read the signs, tried to stay in the lines but shapes were always changing

Almost fooled me when you said just

Sell your soul for someone's goal,
Maybe then you'll have a friend!
Sell your soul to be controlled,
Maybe then you'll have a friend!

Everything we'll ever need is deep inside of our limitless beings
We struggle and we fight 'cause it feels good to wonder why our lives are happening

Almost fooled me when you said just

Sell your soul for someone's goal,
Maybe then you'll have a friend!
Go on, sell your soul to be controlled,
Maybe then you'll have a friend!

Hidden in your history, written in your memory-
Oh you didn't know it's
Hid in your history, writ in your memory- say you don't know it!

Sell your soul for someone's goal,
Maybe then you'll have a friend!
Go on, sell your soul to be controlled,
Maybe then you'll have a friend...

In the death of, the death of, the death of communication!

King Of Dreams lyrics - Company of Thieves

You came along, you came along
Ooh-la
Wanting a whole lot of money, wanting a whole lot of fame
You're looking strong, walking tall
Ooh-la
Chalking a whole lot of numbers, dropping a whole lot of name
You came along, a Christian son
Ooh-la
Digging a whole lot of gold, raising a whole lot of game
You rambled on and said it all
Ooh-la
Ohh-la, la la

In the wake of ridicule with your arms raised
You'll blame it on the other man
Was a monster in his day
Born to take the weight

You came along, you came along
Ooh-la
Wanting a whole lot of money, wanting a whole lot of fame
You're looking strong, walking tall
Ooh-la
Chalking a whole lot of numbers, dropping a whole lot of name
You rambled on and said it all
Ooh-la
Ohh-la, la la

In the wake of ridicule with your arms raised
You'll blame it on the other man
Was a monster in his day
(he was) Born to take the weight

Here now- ooh look who's on display
Ooh a lion in a cage
Yes sir, a rebel in his day

Gorgeous / Grotesque lyrics - Company of Thieves

There's nothing more gorgeous or grotesque than the sight of the garbage dumped on the sides of the railroad tracks
In the morning, on my way to work, I see them- little lumps- just glittering in the sunshine
What a messy way to say thank you
What a messy way to say thank you
Oh, we need a closeness

There's nothing more helpless or hopeless than the birds of the city streets, with the dirt on their heavy wings
In the evening, on my way to sleep, I hear them- screaming out into a bitter melody
What a messy way to say thank you
What a messy way to say thank you
Oh, we need a closeness

'Cause when I wake
I am so far out from reach
I am so far from

We need a closeness, a harmless closeness
Oh we need a closeness, a harmless closeness!

Syrup lyrics - Company of Thieves

Days and days and dollar bags of time, feel the everlasting tide
Rows of houses, all are painted white
I lost you in the dead of night

Your love syrup, so sweet, I feel dangerous indeed
Your love syrup, so sweet

I held you in a deep blanket of sound, no one here to find us out
Never thought that you would come around
Close and clean, a hit on the mouth
Right now in a morning light, I would let you have me until you find
In bed, just like you, I let the dark into the room

Your love syrup, so sweet, I feel dangerous indeed
Your love syrup, so sweet

I know I made a mistake because I missed you
On the way down, on the way down
I know I made a mistake because I missed you
On the way down, on the way down
I know I made a mistake because I missed you
I still do, I still do, I still do
I know I made a mistake because I missed you
On the way down on the way down
Your love syrup, so sweet, I feel dangerous indeed
Your love syrup, so sweet
And it's so sweet, Ah ha and it's so sweet

But it's a damn shame!
It's a damn shame
It's a damn shame we couldn't be...

Tallulah lyrics - Company of Thieves

We didn't have the money to tear it down, down
We didn't have the money to build it uh, uh, uh, uh, uh uh uh up
We didn't have the funding to make a name for ourselves?
What did you do?

Ooh girl. Be my girl!
You know there was death in Tallulah,
Don't turn your eyes away
Ooh girl! Be my girl!
You know there was death yeah

We didn't have the money to tear it down, down
We didn't have the money to build it uh, uh, uh, uh, uh uh uh up
We didn't have the funding to make a name for ourselves?
What did you do?

Ooh girl. Be my girl!
You know there was death in Tallulah,
Don't turn your eyes away
Ooh girl! Be my girl!
You know there was death yeah

Nothin' to see, or to learn, or to sell, or to send, or receive anymore
Ain't nothin' to see, or to learn, or to sell, or to send, or receive anymore
No one's home! Ain't no one home anymore.
No one's home!
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Ooh girl. Be my girl!
You know there was death in Tallulah,
Don't turn your eyes away
Ooh girl! Be my girl!
You know there was death yeah

You know, You know.
You know, You know!
You know, You know,
You know, You know? Yeah!

Won't Go Quietly lyrics - Company of Thieves

Said it all along, we'll be dead and gone
It's closer than you read, so batter up, kid-
Everything, everything is caving in

Oh oh oh oh ahh ha
Oh oh oh oh ahh ha
Forced to, you could shake it
Or you could write it off!

Said it all along, we'll be dead and gone
It's closer than you read, so batter up, kid-
Everyone, everyone is closing in

Oh oh oh oh ahh ha
Oh oh oh oh ahh ha
Forced to, you could shake it
Or you could write it off!

I will not go quietly! I will not be silenced!
I will not go quiet! I will not stay silent!

I will not! I won't go quiet!
Oh ooh oh
Oh tell me that you won't, you won't go!

After Thought lyrics - Company of Thieves

Take all of my worry
And take back all of my words
Before I never learn
Before I never learn

That I am not my problems,
I am not my money's worth,
Where I went to school,
Order of my birth

And I am not the answer,
I am not the aftermath,
Or picture of the past

I didn't know, know, know
I didn't know, know, know
I didn't know

Someday on a mountain
I will face all of my fears
Before I disappear

But I'll never know, know

That one night in the middle
Of my marigolden dreams
I will start to see

I didn't know, know, know
I didn't know, know, know
I didn't know, know, know
I didn't know

TAKE ME FOR ONLY A MAN!
TAKE ME FOR ONLY A MAN!
TAKE ME FOR ONLY A MAN!
TAKE ME FOR ONLY A MAN!

"Ordinary Riches" (2009)

Old Letters lyrics - Company of Thieves

I went sifting through old letters
Just to find your number written on a page

Sometimes I remember secrets that you said
In places nobody could trace

Ooh you creep around my head
With all the things you said and
Boxes that you kept labeled lightly with my name
In case I didn't stay
Of course I'd never stay for promises you'd break

I'll come running I'll be where you are
I'll coming running I'll see you're found out

Watch me re-invent the web
The madness in my head will turn a darker red
Just as you had predicted my blood has turned quite thick
The sight of me would surely sicken you to death

All the people that you said had been interested
In listening all disappeared
How convenient this was, I placed all of my trust
Into someone I thought was worthy of so very much

Ooh you creep up on me kinda like a nightmare in my sleep
Oh you creep up on me kinda like a nightmare in my sleep

I'll come running and I'll be where you are
I'll come running I'll be where you are
I'll come running I'll see you're found out

Will you love me now
Will you love me now
Will you love me now
Will you love me love me now

In Passing lyrics - Company of Thieves

One time we were in passing
I watched the future
Swirling 'round
Around my head
And this is how it went

You and I both
A long time waiting in lines
Too long to comprehend
We both sat
Waiting in line for the rest of our lives

Yoo hoo, hoo hoo
Forever and after
We went on forever

One time you were inhaling
I saw the smoke rings
Whirling 'round
Your heedless head
You bored me to my death

You and I both
Alongside waiting outside in lines
Too long to comprehend
We both sat in lines
Waiting for the rest of our lives

Yoo hoo, hoo hoo
Forever after
We went on forever

I prefer to sleep alone
I prefer to stay right here
Don't come searching

I prefer the windows up
I prefer the fresher air
And for the record

Yoo hoo, hoo hoo
Forever and
Forever and after
We went on forever
And after
We went on forever

Oscar Wilde lyrics - Company of Thieves

Episodes and parallels,
Don't you want the invitation?
Big bright accent, catty smile,
Oscar Wilde confrontation

Ah, Live like it's the style
Oh, we waltz on your front porch

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world
We make this world our hell

Porcelain teacups decorate,
Tables and the conversation,
Beauty pageants, all the time,
Is running out, the time is running out

Ah, Live like it's the style
Oh, we waltz on your front porch

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world
We make this world our hell

Time keeps on ticking away
It's Always running away
We're always running in time
We're always running from time [x8]

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world
We make this world our hell
Oh, we make it our hell
We make it our hell
Ah, ah, make it our hell

Quiet On The Front lyrics - Company of Thieves

I can't hold a glass of wine yet,
But they think it's fun to have me hold a gun,
Kill a man, and kill his son.
Well, straight down in the yard when
Uncle pulled his gun and
Sent him off alone fighting blind in dark
The wheels just keep on turning
The men just keep on marching in

I swear to god if you don't get that letter
I will kill myself before they kill me on the line
In the end the heart divines
In the pictures, we'll reside
Without memories we all fade in time, in time

Mother sweeps at night the porch
Squints, hardly to discover
Baby coming home, but of course
She doesn't to know how or when he will get there
Surely needing repair
Worries to the bone, gets weaker

As the wheels just keep on turning
The men just keep on marching in
I swear to god if you don't get that letter
I will kill myself before they kill me on the line
In the end the heart divines
In the pictures, we'll reside
Without memories, we all fade in time, in time

'Ma'am we found his corpse
With sincere regret?
'Ma'am we found his corpse
With sincere regret?

In the end the heart divines
In the pictures, we'll reside
Without memories we all fade in time
Without memories we all fade in time, in time
Without memories we all fade in time, in time
Without memories we all fade in time, in time
Without memories we all fade in time, in time

Pressure lyrics - Company of Thieves

I am angry all the time no ones fault but mine
tell me how you fashion kind when you're out of style
and I try hard to answer all the questions that you've posed
tell me now how should I care when I feel so alone and so unloved

and the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

you come home real late at night
ripe to pick a fight, I know just the kind you like
so come on and bite
and I've tried hard to answer all the punches that you've thrown
tell me now how should I fare
when I feel so unloved and so alone

and the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

the pressure is rising...I've been compromising for you

I'm waiting at the bus stop in the morning and it's pouring
I am waiting at the bus stop for you

Staring at walls with closed doors, the key that won't work
sure helps the time pass by saying
I'm wrong when I'm wrong and knowing it's the right thing
sure helps the thoughts in my mind [x2]

and the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

the pressure is rising I mean it, it's binding
I've been compromising for you

I'm waiting at the bus stop in the morning and it's pouring
I am waiting at the bus stop for you

Around The Block lyrics - Company of Thieves

I want to know
What's been going on
What's around the block
I'd like to die
with the songs I love stuck in my head

Seeming seamless,
It was never easy enough,
to keep a smile thin
while they pushed into bed

Feeling fearless,
It was never easy enough,
to figure friends from foes
and so this story goes...

I want to know
What's been going on
What's around the block
I'd like to die
with the songs I love stuck in my head

I hope to make the most
of all those hollow bones we become,
Wo-oh, I raise a toast
to the souls that sang all along

Feeling fearless,
It was never easy enough
to keep my feet on ground
and head out of the clouds

I want to know
What's been going on
What's around the block
I'd like to die
with the songs I love stuck in my head

I hope to make the most
of all those hollow bones we become,
Wo-oh, I raise a toast
to the souls that sang all along

I've been gathering friends
just to make some sound
before the ship goes down
and
I've been making amends
by making the rounds before the whole world ends
and
I've been gathering friends
just to make some sounds
before the ship goes down.

I want to know
What's been going on
What's around the block
I'd like to die
with the songs I love stuck in my head

I hope to make the most
of all those hollow bones we become,
We all could raise a toast
to the souls that sang all alone

I hope to make the most
We all could raise a toast

I'd like to die
with the songs I love stuck in my head.

Even In The Dark lyrics - Company of Thieves

For those who work so hard
Never see their children
Never see their children grow
Into the gifts they give them

This is life is all unknown
Gotta listen to their laughter
Everyone must be heard now
Even in the dark

For those who seek no answers
Keep it from the table
Ignorance is eaten up
When everyone must be fed

This life is constant hunger
See it in the dreamers
Believe in the believers of never-ending love
An end is kind of love

Even in the darkness
Whoa...
Even in the dark

Find your calling
Even in the dark
Find your calling

Find your calling
Even in the dark
Find your calling
You gotta find your calling
Even in the dark
Everyone must be heard
Even in the darkness

Even in the dark
Even in the darkness
Whoa...
Even in the dark

Under The Umbrella lyrics - Company of Thieves

This train is moving so fast
I don't even know where it's going
A tunnel's up on the left
I guess everybody is guessing
They're growing so old
They're growing so oh-oh-old
Growing old

In your house
And you're here with pills
You're growing so old
You can't even feel this
In your house alone with the phone
You're growing so old
You can't even hear this

It's 10 AM in the diner
A man's waiting in front of me
Living my dreams through his planner
One thing they'll know it don't mean a thing
He'll see he's growing old
I'm growing so oh-oh-old
Growing old

Oh, we try and remember hazy days
Mixing up medication
Take it 'til you find your way
Oh, we try and remember hazy days
Hiding under umbrellas
Dizzy dancing to the grave

You are, you are
In the room
Under the umbrella
Hiding from all the rainfall
Hiding from it all

Nothing's ever enough

Na na na-nananana

Past The Sleep lyrics - Company of Thieves

Across the ocean
Under the sand
That got in your wounds
Across the ocean
Under the land
That you now consume

There sleeps a demon
It wakes at night by the light of the moon
And its watching while you sleep
While you sit and dream
Of all the people laughing
Picking up the shells
Too concerned with suntans
Nobody can tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On seashores and sailors can tell they'll never tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

Across the ocean
Under the water that got in your lungs
There sleeps a demon
It knows exactly what you will become

And it's watching while you sleep
While you sit and dream
Of all the people laughing
Picking up the shells
Too concerned with suntans
Nobody can tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On Seashores and sailors can tell they'll never
Tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

While you're dreaming at the sea...

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On Seashores and sailors can tell they'll never
Tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells

The Fire Song lyrics - Company of Thieves


Brit was right when she said we should worry the
Boys outside ran in a hurry
Mom held tight to the ground it was made of grass
Then the house burnt down so fast

School at night lead to heads filled with blurry the
Games of pride were storm-like in there
Fury I made light of the in picked labs
As the house burnt down so fast

And as you pry
I thought that I'd forgotten
And as you pry
I thought that I'd forgotten

Grace all the papers, the story of the neighbors
the house burned down so fast
late to wake, in office
explaining to the bosses
the house burned down the past

To keep our peace and fix the place
You stayed in hotels
To keep a peace and stay sane
I went to Victoria's

Well you stayed in hotels
You stayed in hotels

Why I ran away I'll never know
Why I ran away I'll never know
Why I ran away I'll never know
Never ever know
Never ever know

The Tornado Song lyrics - Company of Thieves

He said, boys let's paint the sky.
It's do or die
And black tonight
We shoot um down
Beneath this high horse that we ride
Soft skin boys we blow away
On this dirt path that you play
It's to the fair
For this family to stay

They'll stay, stay, stay
And breakaway

And as all the churches fall
So does, so does the ferris wheel
Oh what a great tornado
All the rides and petty fights
Turn to nothing with the night
Except the wind
It gathers quickly up the light

Little girls wait in line
For their maypole dirty sides
Shouting out as they swiftly spin around
They spin around, around, around
Til they fall down

And as all the churches fall
So does, so does the ferris wheel
Oh what a great tornado

The cowboys they pull out their guns
And all the children run

The cowboys they pull out their guns
And all the children run

The cowboys they pull out their guns
And all children run

The cowboys they pull out their guns
And all children run

The cowboys they pull out their guns
The cowboys they pull out their guns
And all children run

And as all the churches fall
Fall
So does the ferris wheel
Under the great tornadohhh

New Letters lyrics - Company of Thieves

I fell in love when you were brushing your teeth
Over my kitchen sink

I have no means for distraction
No fuel that feeds the reaction
I just came all this way just to say
I really do believe
This was much more than "meant to be"

I fell under when you were waiting for me
Over lines far from time
What do they mean?

I have no means for distraction
No fuel that feeds the reaction
I just came all this way just to say
I really do believe
This was much more than "meant to be"
I really do believe in you
I really do believe in this

I won't give up
I can't give in
Can't get enough
Where to begin?

I won't give up on you
I can't give in
Can't get enough of this
Where to begin?

I won't give up
I can't give in
Can't get enough
Where to begin?

I won't give up on you
I can't give in
Can't get enough of this
Where to begin?
Oh, where to begin?

Let's all get together and start a cure
Let's all get together and start over
Over

Let's all get together and start a cure
Let's all get together and start over
Over
Over
Over
Over

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