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Sounds In the Hall

  • Eddy the Sea
  • War of 9161 (The Pledge)
  • Invited
  • Behind These Walls
  • Doing to Me
  • Stand Down
  • Maritime Rag
  • Blackout Song

LYRICS
Eddy the Sea
Eddy, Eddy the Sea Just got back and now he's ready to leave
It's been easy as you want it to be
'Till he comes back on his hands and knees

Fruit was ripe on the vine
When he lived down in the Mississippi pines
It was never so good, but nothing's for sure
I can't even say what he's doing it for

Eddy, Eddy the Sea

Just got back and now he can't believe
It's sunny and seventy-three
And he can kick back in the evening breeze

To tell you, tell you the truth
I think he bet on nothing to lose
'Cause he threw it all up in the air
When it comes down he doesn't even care

Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Since he got back everything is green
His honey, sweet Angeline
She was the best that he's ever seen

It's funny, but take it from me
I still don't know how this came to be
But I'm lucky he set me free
I was caught between the land and the stars and the sea
War of 9161 (The Pledge)
Inside the city waits
Outside the gates now
The wind began to blow for days
The sun was black with smoke
The time was close now
All was silent down below
The news they did bring
Told of thunder
And the madness of a distant king
On the 7th day
They lit candles
As towns began to burn away

It was a night so long
While some remained
Others knew they'd soon be gone
Where the women waited
They were whispering
"The men have surely been betrayed."
Their cries made lightning freeze
And scattered rocks
The wind it shook the mighty trees
Before first light
A caravan
Escaped into the raging night

I pledge myself to you
And you can trust me
With the news it's true
Take good care
With luck my friends
There's hope that we could soon be there
But the way is dark
And it signifies
You'll find the truth there in your heart
And this you must believe
For it comes from nothing
The world that you can never see
Invited
I'm going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you're not waiting on nothing new
If I'm invited you're invited too
If you hear that whistle gonna ride 'till the end
If the wheels stop spinning
we'll go 'round again
I'll fly like an arrow that's shot straight through
If I'm invited you're invited too

Gonna read those cards and tell you what they say
So you know something good is on the way
I'll be waiting out in Kalamazoo
If I'm invited you're invited too

Well I never smelled nothing burning up so sweet
Just roll that bottle down a cold ice sheet
Strike the metal and the sound rings true

If I'm invited you're invited too
If I'm invited you're invited too
I'm going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you're not waiting on nothing new
If I'm invited you're invited too
Behind These Walls
Behind these walls and backlit screens
We can't hear ourselves
There's no way to tell how how they rise
'Till you're standing underneath
There's no going back
There's no going back
There's no going back
So take what you may need
Behind these mirrors and strobe-light screams
The connection's lost
But there's sounds in the hall,
they bounce back again
And we can hear them now
There's sounds in the hall
There's sounds in the hall
There's sounds in the hall
And when they bounce back that's the echoing

It takes me to a place
High above the light
I've always known
There's a feeling I can't shake
If you push me off the ledge I'll fall below
Now I'm bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I'll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won't be around long enough to know

Behind this veil the shadows fall
They're displacing light
But there's no way to tell which way is true
Until we make it through
There's signs up ahead
There's signs up ahead
There's sounds up ahead
And when they bounce back that's the echoing
It takes me to a place
High above the light I've always known
There's a feeling I can't shake
If you push me off the ledge I'll fall below
Now I'm bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I'll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won't be around long enough to know
long enough to know

Behind these walls, behind these walls. . . .
Doing to Me
Watching the miles go by
I'm thinking drop everything a while
Or doing something that's on my mind
What could it be?

Like letting go everything
Or slowly crossing the land again
I'll look and see the leaves shimmering
Right by the sea, by the sea

But my head just keeps turning 'round
I'm looking back when I hear the sound
Your voice it somehow gets lost then found
Eventually

But everything has its cost
When something's gained well another's lost
And then when a coin gets tossed
You wait and see, just wait and see

Well it's like you're tracker now
I hear your footsteps upon the ground
I'm leaving clues that I hope you found
Will lead to me

I feel you're close and you're moving fast
But please just don't let the moment pass
I think I'm nearly within your grasp
Don't let me leave

It's what you're doing to me
Doing to me
It's what you're doing to me
Doing to me now

Well the night it was falling hard
It left us standing inside the dark
And then the angels they played their harps
For you and me

It's leaving me wondering
I guess there's trouble in everything
Still I can't wait till the morning's bringing
You to me

It's what you're doing to me
doing to me
it's what you're doing to me
doing to me now
Stand Down
I don't want to hold you up if you got to go
Everything was fast but now I think it's moving too slow
I know the answers are a bottle and a barrel of laugh
Before you know it, they'll be writing on our epitaphs

All the lights they blur on my way home
It's a wonder that we ever got to where we're going
You're the space between the lines on the pages in the book I read
If you want to be the hero in the story you gotta stay a step ahead

One of these days I'm gonna leave
Take myself right out of town
It's the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?

When we get to where we're going gonna stop and take a look around
'Cause if evil wind is blowing we'll drive on, not make a sound
We're pushing and we're pulling 'cause we know we got a point to make
But if you want to go forever gonna need a little give and take

Night is gonna come it's gonna change our minds again
'Cause you're getting through the days but have you really been living?
Though you're learning you're forgetting more than you know
But if you want to calm the water, boy you know you got to let it go

One of these days I'm gonna leave
Take myself
right out of town
It's the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
Maritime Rag
It's ragtime, it's the Maritime rag!
Blackout Song
When you look back down on the places you've been
You're looking all around and you count your friends
You know you're gonna want to say goodbye in the end
But you know you've gotta do it alone

You're lost and gone, your face is a ghost
The ones you leave you're gonna miss the most
You're never gonna see them when they're on the coast
And now you've gotta do it alone

I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you're drinking wine

And now you're never gonna want to go home
I'll remember that look on your face
'Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we're in a race
To see who can't make it home

I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you're only moving when you're standing still
And now we're never gonna want to go home

I'll get yours and you got mine
It's nights like these that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don't think that I'm out of line
Will someone please take me home?

It was late and the moon shone
bright, soon it'll be all too light
There's not much else I'll remember about tonight
Drop down gonna land where you've been
You're either taking off or you're coming in
It doesn't really matter when you're back again
If you didn't think you'd make it at all

You need some lift when you're ready to go
To pick you up from the side of the road
When everything is moving slow
And you didn't think you'd make it at all

I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you're drinking wine
And now you're never gonna want to go home

I'll remember that look on your face
'Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we're in a race
To see who can't make it home

I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you're only moving when you're standing still
And now we're never gonna want to go home

I'll get yours and you got mine
It's nights like these
that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don't think that I'm out of line
Will someone please take me home?

It was late and the moon shone bright, who turned out all the lights?
That's the last thing I'll remember about tonight