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Album: Mental Jewelry [1991]

Tracks12
 01  Pain lies on the riverside
 02  Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)
 03  The Beauty of Gray
 04  Brothers Unaware
 05  Tired of "Me"
 06  Mirror Song
 07  Waterboy
 08  Take My Anthem
 09  You Are the World
 10  Good Pain
 11  Mothe Earth is a Vicious Crowd
 12  10,000 Years (Peace is Now)
all Live lyrics



Pain lies on the riverside
I have never taken life
yet I have often paid the price
And you, you are a victim of this age
And the guilt that hangs around your neck
has got me locked up in a cage

You've got to learn to live until no end
but first you must learn to swim
All over again
because...

Pain lies on the riverside
and pain will never say goodbye
pain lies on the riverside
so put your feet in the water
put your head in the water
put your soul in the water
and join me for a swim tonight

I have forever, always tried
to stay clean and constantly baptized
I am aware that the river's banks are dry
and to wait for a flood
is to wait for life

I've got to learn to live until no end
but first I must learn to swim all over again
because...

pain lies on the riversideback to top
Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)
Did you give it up?

Heard a lot of talk about the ocean
Heard a lot of talk about the sea
Heard a lot of talk about a lot of things
never meant that much to me

Heard a lot of talk about my spirit
Heard a lot of talk about my soul
but I decided that anxiety and pain
were better friends, so I let it go

Did you let it go?
Let's get it back
Let's get it back together

Heard a lot of talk about this Jesus
a man of love, a man of strength
But what a man was 2000 years ago
means nothing at all to me today

He could have been telling me about my higher self
But he only lives inside my prayer
So what he was may have been beautiful
but the pain is right now and right here

Let it go!
Let it go!
Let it go, my friend
And let's get it back
Let's get it back together

Did you give it up?back to top
The Beauty of Gray
If I told you he was your brother
we could reminisce
Then you would go about your day
If I said you ought to give him
some of your water
You'd shake your canteen and walk away

The perception that divides you from him/her
is a lie
For some reason you never asked why
This is not a black and white world
You can't afford to believe in your side

This is not a black and white world
To be alive
I say the colors must swirl
And I believe
That maybe today
We will all get to appreciate

The beauty of gray

If I told you she was your mother
We could analyze the situation and be gone
If I said you ought to give her some of your water
your eyes would light up like the dawn

Look into your eyes
No daylight
New day nowback to top
Brothers Unaware
So many people
I know only a few
Yes I may say that I love this man
And that man
But what keeps me from loving you?

Date of birth, geography
The color of my skin, ideology
You got ten fingers, two legs, one nose like me
just like me
And it's as simple as that
You see

And if I don't know who to love
I love them all
And if I don't know who to trust
I trust them all
And if I don't know who to kill
I may kill myself instead

From the mouth of a baby
Will come the world saving words
that will save us all
And from the lungs of a child
Will come the everlasting breath of God

Increasing peace and honesty
And not carrying on despite of me
Don't you know
This ain't about no race, no creed
No race, no creed

And it's as simple as that
you see

And if I don't know who to love
I love them all
And if I don't know who to trust
I trust them all
And if I don't know who to kill
No suicide
I'm already deadback to top
Tired of "Me"
You say "Hold on to the reigns"
I say "Let them go tonight"
My brain waves
Confused between what is and ain't
She cries "Grundless and free"

Tired of the water
Tired of the wine
Tired of the future
Tired of time
Tired of madness
Tired of the steel
Tired of the violence
Tired of me

Used steel
Used steel, am I
What was pliable in love
Is now hard and crystalized
The intellect is fine
For counting money
And recalling times
That she cries,
"Groundless and free"

Hope is a letter that never arrives
Delivered by the postman of my fearsback to top
Mirror Song
I know that I should think about giving
And think about
Helping out
And think about living
But I can't seem to rescue myself

What about my bank account
And my holy desert shield
That keeps me dry under the arms?
Flags and mental jewelry's all I know
And they keep me happy and warm inside

So I said unto this man
"Who are you and where do you come from?"
And he proceeded to tell me many things
But I said nothing at all

For the flower in the corner, by the room,
In the window, and the sun
Said it all

At least they said they would
Said they could
Mama said they could
Do me goodback to top
Waterboy
What do you say to the child
Whose god is in the T.V.
And what do you say to the man
who blames the world on T.V.

They don't even know how to sing my song
But they won't even try it
With me, with me with me

Who is standing over playing like
The teacher
Harnessing the learned
Who try but can't leave her
I want to beg the liars to lay down
Their sirens
That play like the angels
To my deep desire

Free my son
Let him walk right through the rain
Free my son
Make him waterboy
Free my son
There he stands down on the shore
Free my son

What do you say to the man
Who treats her like a mother?
And what do you say to the man
Who treats her like a father?

"Come and see my heart, come inside and learn"?
"Come and see my soul, it's like yours.
I say it's just like yours"?

Who is making over
Idolizing princes
Banishing the dreamers with
Barbed wire fences
And telling all the children who run to
Her feet
That they have no vision
And love's all they diseased

Free my sonback to top
Take My Anthem
War in me
War overseas
There ain't no difference between

Blood in me
Blood overseas
There ain't no difference between

The chills in your spine are, oh so sweet
People honor you so high
You've got to defend the stage at your feet
No!

Take, take take my anthem today

Hands on me
Hands overseas
There ain't no difference between

Heart in me
Heart overseas
There ain't no difference betweenback to top
You Are the World
If you've ever known love
If you've ever known peace
If you've ever known joy
Make sure that you are on time

If you've ever known war
If you've ever known pain
If you've ever said no
Make sure that you are on time
You are on time
You are on time
We are on time

For you are the world

Fighting, mating, waring
You are all this now
Be aware, not scared
Look at me now
Silence
I say
You are the worldback to top
Good Pain
He said, he said, he said
"There was nothing to fear, boy"
And he said, he said, he said
"Worthless are your tears boy"

"Just realize your senses
and realize your earth
Just realize your essence first"

Now don't you know, I'll never be the same again
I, I want to walk in the sun
I am alive and well again
No more bittersweet
No more good pain
No more

So many of us stand in the middle
Looking back to the worst
Looking foward to the fall
Making weapons of peace for the defense
of the bloodstains on our
Peaceful sidewalks

You say the buildings got too tall
and they're gonna fry your brother
Well I say you better walk away, walk away, walk away
and find your mother

No more bittersweet
No more good pain

If I can't sing this song
and tell you all about it
Then I'll just pack it up right now and
Walk away
Don't even doubt it

So when our sherry glass is full
And the day is way to young
You'd better sip today, sip today, sip today
Before it's gone

No more bittersweet
No more good painback to top
Mothe Earth is a Vicious Crowd
Pollution, Cain, and misery
Oceans of golden mystery
Armies boisterous and armies loud
Portraits of a vicious crowd

Talk to me, talk to me now
Hey man, you're all that I have

Me myself, myself and I
Were born to work and born to die
I have chosen my anthem of these I am proud
Portraits of a divided crowd

Talk to me, talk to me nowback to top
10,000 Years (Peace is Now)
The world is burning down
Can't you smell the smoke in the air?
War, disease and famine
This demon, she is everywhere

Poets and preachers and politicians
They've all had their say
And we've got 10,000 years
Devoted to nothing
But tommorow and yesterday

If all of the ignorance in the world
Passed a second ago
What would you say?
Who would you obey?
I am here to say that

Peace is now

Mr. President?
I hereby pardon you of all your crimes
For they are just as much mine

Selfishness and seperation have led me
To believe that the world is not my problem
The world is not my problem
I am the world
And you are the world

Peace is nowback to top
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