BARBWIRED HEARTS

October 27, 2011

Skeleton Bones
Icarus Unbound
Walk On By
Prairie Fires
Holiday Inn
She’s Your Lover # 2
My Empty Gun

Recorded Spring 1996

Skeleton Bones

October 27, 2011

Take my hand
take me tomorrow
here i stand
waiting to call you
no longer here now all alone

making these bones
skeleton bones
making love to these bones

here i stand
waiting to send you
love in hand
you can’t even pretend i’m
no longer here now all alone

making love to these bones
skeleton bones
breaking these bones
making love to these bones
nothing but bones
skeleton bones
turning to stone
all alone
skeleton bones


Icarus Unbound

October 27, 2011

How can i break out of this cell
i tried to move but here i fell
i flew too high into the sky
i flew too high too close to you

i step out into the air
i touched the sun i try to care
i flew too high i touched the sky
i flew too high too close to you

it’s just my pride that brings me down
it’s just my pride that takes my higher
i flew too high fell through the sky
i flew too high too close to you


Walk On By

October 27, 2011

We didn’t break up
we blew up
i didn’t come down
baby i fell down

i got to stay mean
i got to stay clean
i got to break out
i got to fake out

walk on by my window
walk on by my door

i need a new love
not an old love
i need an old hand
for a new land

walk on by my window
walk on by my door


Prairie Fires

October 27, 2011

I saw the eagle falling
calling us back home
from the suburbs to the cities
past the copper domes

i saw the prairie fires
slipping out of our control
i saw the prairie fires
but we’ve got no place to go

the fueling bars and empty cars
lay rusted in a row
the wasted years the waste of tears
ashes lost in the snow


Holiday Inn

October 27, 2011

Cutback just in time
counterfeit dollars in my hand
trying to find you
in some magazine

i tried to bribe the guard at the border
to just this once let you through
but he wanted more than my money
he was staring at my soul

and i’m left here
waiting for the bottles to fall

political rock n’ roll
alienation’s just another words
i was the only one who applauded
when the cops came to call

and i’m left here
waiting for the bottles to fall


She’s Your Lover Now # 2

October 27, 2011

She saved me from the city
she saved me from the rain
she took me to the shelters
and brought me back again
she took me to the water
she led me to the edge
and then she left me waiting
with a bullet in my head
she’s your lover now

she picked me up broken
in the middle of the road
she took me to the river
and let me overload
i’ve got the cold cold shivers
i’m wasted on my knees
she just turned around
and then she dusted me
she’s your lover now

sometimes i need a lover
but now i need a friend
to take me through the darkness
and bring me back again
she’s your lover now


My Empty Gun

October 27, 2011

Put my hand into the sky
put my hands over my eyes
lay my hand upon your face
leave my hands can’t find a trace

here i stand outside the sun
i am one and one is one
here i stand me and my empty gun

lay my hand upon your dress
leave my hand down here to rest
put my hands into your fire
raise my hands and we go higher

here i stand outside your sun
i am one and one is one
here i stand me and my empty gun


Backwards Loop # 2

October 27, 2011