IX – 2014

IX track list and lyrics

The Doomsday Book

All I [?]
Like the box in a lightning storm
The blackened skies are down with the weight of the world
The rain came down and filled up our empty mouths
I would scream for you but you're nowhere to be found

I burn her eyes out, the sun must be in you love
Soak it up [?]
Look down, try to miss you like I kiss you
Try to kiss you like I miss you

Oh you keep hiding from the low, from me
Nothing can give back what the fire's burned
I wish I didn't listen, like I miss you
I wish I didn't miss you like I miss you now
I miss you like I miss you

Jaded Apostles

I left a call, the other carpenter tonight
I miss the warmth of her good fire
I know he's guilty, now that you know
I bet you want to be in heaven, in heaven

Put faith in who we [?]
We wait for the crack of feather stones
We are the jaded apostles

On the way to another home tomorrow
Now the body saying we must go
If I have the [?]
I watch your breast, [?]

We wasting time
And the faith that we feel is hollow
We wasting life, time alone
And that we feel is hollow
We wait for the crack of feather stones
We are the jaded apostles
We are the jaded apostles
We are the jaded apostles

A Million Random Digits

Tell me my lover, what news from your shore
How do you feel right now, Are you still war
Is it much better for you now I'm gone
Will you remember me, when I [?]

Tell him my story, he oughta know
How we were marched on, [?]
Concave, and all alone from this side
Forced to surrender, Paid for the fight

The Lie Without a Liar

Everything a vision gleams,
In the evening every air,
Like a breath without a tone,
Secrets left in your hands,
Grasping reaching for unknowns,
as these dark misfortunes go,
The lie without a liar,
I believe your argument.
the lie without a liar,
I believe your argument.
Between these two lives I lead,
rise again now from this deep.
Laced with secrets no one dares breathe.
duality of the deceived,
locked in moments, tangled souls
As this dark misfortune goes.
The lie without a liar,
I believe your argument
the lie without a liar,
I believe your argument.
With these two minds
with these two hands
the nexus between two lost souls
as this dark misfortune goes.

The Ghost Within

There's a curse upon your home
There's a sadness in this room
There's a ghost behind the wall
Trying to call to us
And you try to run, but you can't
And it knows that you'll escape
There's a weight behind this door
Great shadows from above
There's a face that's looking out
And it calls to us
And you try to run, but you can't
And it knows that you'll escape
And you hurry to escape
But it seems to know your name
And it wants you to let go
And it wants to come home
And it wants to remind you
That you're running out of time
And it wants to remind you
That you're running out of time
And you try to run but you can't
And it knows that you'll escape
And you hurry to escape
But it seems to know your name
I want you to let go
And I want you to come home

The Dragonfly Queen

That December we met on the Eastern shore
You were singing and drinking I wanted to let go
But the water was rising I thought it would drag us down
Just us alone on the river, our friends had all left town

And so we stumbled ahead and sample, the sign, we were home
Well the dream became a labour of love
And as we partied away we [?]
And we would never again be the same from within or without

And as you stare into his eyes you can tell he's a sore, and though
He was like us someday and we should know
Will he forgive us for sins, will he forgive us for failures and doubts
But he will [?] on us, I wish we could've figured it out

How to Avoid Huge Ships

Instrumental

Bus Lines

Always the bus ride seems to last forever
Always the best you try, and a little of his measure
Storm by the step, left face sunburnt now
Realise what you've done, listen to a different song
March to a different drum

Let it come
Clouds across the bay
One you thought was dead
Gaze out of the glass into a distant past
Try to understand contradictions of the land
Tried to conjure back, hoping it was still intact
Realise what you've done, listen to a different song
March to a different drum

You seem to come
ANd if it's gone
There was no wrong

Feels like something's taking hold of
Feels like torture, get me off the bus

Waiting for a different day
Roads all wet again
Stains from a different time
Landmines deep inside
Do you remember how the bus broke down for several hours
We were at the border check, guns breathing down our neck
Can't wait for the rain to end
Can't wait to be home again
Never met a true [?]
How long?
Buy another one
How long?
Will this go on

Feels like torture, get me off the bus
Feels like something's taking over us
Feels like torture, get me off the bus
Feels like something's taking over us

Seems to last forever
We were always treasured
How long
How long
How long
How long
Feels like something's taking over us
Feels like something's taking over us

Lost in the Grand Scheme

Fall away
I hold your name
Never fall away

This is gun, come undone
Does it burn, like a [?]
Lose it for love, lose it for love
Does it wait like a wave

Never fall away
Never fall, never fade

Is it lost, is it game
Is it released from a pain
Wizard for, [?]
Better shut your boy
Praise
If you could come back in time
Could we learn to be scared
What is it for, [?]
Do it, draw

Never fall away
I hold your name
Never back

Never fall down
Never fall
Never fight
Never fall

Burn, Burn, Burn, Burn
Go, Go, Go, Go
Wait

Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears

Instrumental

Sound of the Silk

Carry me back to the field and the sun
The bright terraces where we used to run
Where the suns and weddings liven the air
Swear to me someone, you'll bury me there

You'll [?]
My vision in this valley, alone

Carry my lover back across the tide
I long to be near her, and by her side
Where the rains of the day will whiten her bones
Two great rivers that convene into one
To the sound of the self, as it runs through the low
My [?]

While the rain tumbles down
The seeds are stowed
My hidden is part of [?]

These days I wake up late
Bright rays all over the place
Spread around the warmth to
Past the network of cell towers, water towers, fierce eternity
One worth killing for

I run back
This is you, [?]
Runs away
Makes it back
Doesn't matter
Comes inside
Makes you pay

Once you stay

Keep Warm Fire  (bonus track)

Feelings and How to Destroy Them (bonus track)

Bonus CD: Tao of the Dead Pt III EP[edit]
Tao of the Dead Part III - 19:27
Gods We Really Are
Once the War Was Fought
Time's Twisting Line
Divisive Measures
Gods We Really Are Reprise

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AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – The Ghost Within (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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