meltdown morning "self-titled" lyrics

 

- angel

- collide

- gray town

- hole in the universe

- love is a hammer

- maniac smile

- mercy & me

- new in my skin

- pour

- rush

- thief

- walk on

 

angel

deep in the woman's sleep
the angel breaks into her dream
now she can barely breathe for the beautiful beautiful wings
the flow runs away from her skin
and her skip jumps away with the wind
she can't even count all the times and the men but it happened again and again and again

angel what has she done with her life
angel a child is fading tonight
angel come and shed your light
angel as the spirit takes flight

deep in the woman's sleep
dark angels stand still at her feet
now she can barely breathe for the space and the wound and the pain she is weak
the thought of the crisis in mind
was enough to drive Jesus aside
and all the priests and the churches they fell
to their knees as the doctor brought hell

angel what have you done with her life
angel a child is fading tonight
angel bring back the light
angel now the spirit takes flight

angel what have you done with your life?
angel the child has faded tonight
angel you shut out the light
angel now the spirit's in flight

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Music by Stephen & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Stephen

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

collide

he has a way of thinking twice when it's too late
doesn't believe in magic but still feels invincible
he thinks a little revenge would make life feel worthwhile
pretty soon he'll have your attention one way or another

each time you look away
one less time till we collide
each time you pass me by
one less time till we collide

another day it's hard to think about tomorrow
looking back he wishes he'd never been born at all
daddy spilled her blood "here hold the knife son
on your knees boy, make use of that rag in your hand"

hey now
look at me
can i have your attention please
hey now
i want you to believe in me

 

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Music by Shane, Scott & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Shane & Scott

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

gray town

gray in this town
gray in the mountains
rain the thunder down
until we all feel clean
dust all around
we're kicking up the ashes
hollow is the sound
until we all feel empty
gray town

yeah i feel like i'm moving too fast on a road of fog
not so fast take it slow
can you see that i'm falling too fast past the concrete walls
i can't see anything in this gray town

fear in this town
up in the mountains
send the thunder down
until we all have ears
gray town

 

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Music by Stephen & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Stephen & Amy

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

hole in the universe

the dreaded phone call
the solemn specter in my head
Good Friday
blowing kisses to the dead
mission accomplished
hollow words for an early end
can't justify it let’s not pretend

this is not right this is not fair
there's a hole in the universe

can i just stay here
and catch my breath
before we start to rationalize the death
and yes i still believe
but this was a hard blow
i have questions i have anger i have to let her

this is not right this is not fair
there's a hole in the universe

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Music by Amy & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Amy

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

 

love is a hammer

love is a hammer
gonna come down gonna come down on this place

feel the rush feel the crush of the hammer in this room
feel the floor start to move with the hammer and the groove

love is a hammer
gonna come down gonna come down on this place

feel the weight of the waiting
as the walls begin to fall
Spirit over mind over matter
cause love is a hammer

love to a thousand generations
love love love to a thousand generations

 

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Music by Amy, Scott & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Amy & Scott

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

 

maniac smile

pushin it down an angry seed that hides until it takes over the body with a death grip
the hot bitter breath of a man enslaved by a crushing rage
you choke on the venom of retaliation retreat to the small dark womb of isolation that protects you from the monster of yourself
and the only thing that's left is a maniac smile

maniac smile

cuttin you down machine gun mouth firing words like scattershot at the soul leavin a gaping hole
to bleed red revenge as you take another round another round another round

you're a loaded shot gun
you're a blade in the hands of a madman
you're a bomb in the basement
it's just a matter of time

maniac smile

 

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Music by Amy & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Amy

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

mercy and me

six o'clock and your plane is on the runway
i've got a feeling that the air is bitter out there
the engines are runnin, runnin like you
as you drink your cup of coffee and stare into the blue
i've got a picture of mercy by my bed
with a generous face and an outstretched hand
well me and mercy we had to let you go
watched you disappear into the twenty below

mercy, mercy and me
we got nothin against a person being free
it’s just this room gets colder every time you leave
mercy, mercy and me

you've got a picture of justice by your bed
with a hardened face and a fisted hand
well you and justice you told me not to cry
said you would come back after you learned to fly

mercy, mercy and me
we got nothin against a person being free
it’s just this room gets colder every time you leave
mercy, mercy and me

 

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Music by Amy, Scott & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Amy

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

new in my skin

i am new in my skin today
like i'm walking in somebody else's shoes
i am holding myself away
from the me i see every day
i am feeling like Christmas day
when the wrapping's all been torn away
i'm new in my skin

i've been torn
and i've been opened
i've been left to die
i've even closed my eyes
but i'm new in my skin
yeah i'm new in my skin

 

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Music by Amy & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Amy

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

pour

the smoke is still in my pores
the smell of someone's supper
and 8 no 9 shots as my shoes hit the floor
i can't say that i'm not to blame
would you keep it up for just a little fame
when i wake up we'll do it all again
the roadie held the hair of some girl named jen
when i wake up will i still be here
will i be standing center stage in a pool of beer

can you feel the love
pouring out of my skin
pouring out of my tears
can you see the blood
and the sweat and the pain
baby have no fear
we're gonna take it higher
than it’s been before
we won’t waste one year
can you feel the love
pouring out my skin
flowing into your ears

so we introduced the strippers
want a picture with a hooker?
i announced the bandito’s birthday
i wonder how much does this gig pay

 

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Music by Stephen & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Stephen

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

rush

do you think that i can change you
and all the words that hurt me
could we win again
was there a glaze on my view
of how we chased these things
back up you've got me pinned again
can we take back the words that spilled
through our lips or do we fume
emotions on my sleeve i don't know
why don't you tell me did we bite off
more than we could chew

so rush to the other side
where self is just a bluff
don't touch the arms so tight
when blood runs rough

do you think that we can go
are we gonna make it hope so
could we walk again
are you willing to try
or do you wanna die
did we fight off more than we could win

so rush to the other side
where self is just a bluff
don't touch the arms so tight
when love runs rough
just rush

 

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Music by Scott & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Stephen

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

thief

watching and waiting is what you do best
this time you snatched the egg from my nest
i remember inviting you into my lap
it wasn't that long ago
all you asked for was a scrap
now you wanna break my back

now you're waiting for someone to grant you
pardon for your crime
hope you're feelin like you've gone too far this time

try to remember all that's behind you
in the mirror do you see a fool
give us this day your daily bread
all your stealth may keep you fed
but all that you have will soon turn to soot
bam bam bam you shot yourself in the foot

i knew a man who lied to me and said he was my friend
he took my hand said "come with me"
and led me out onto the sand
and then i drowned
when the water came
betrayed
and then i drowned
when the water came
betrayed

 

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Music by Shane & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Shane & Stephen

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.

 

walk on

i have been down that road
she said as she walked down the street with me
and i have seen things untold would you believe
did you cry many tears
never gave mercy to fear
in that moment you were there
the last moment that we shared

and i hope to see you again
but i’m not going to pretend
that you will not hurt anymore
and the rest of us have got to walk on

i have been down that road
she said as she walked down the street with me
and I have seen things untold
would you believe

and as you fell tonight
like never before
i tried to reach behind
and pick you up off the floor

walk on

 

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Music by Stephen, Shane & meltdown morning, Words & melody by Stephen

2003 meltdown morning. All rights reserved.