Fever Dreams

by Poison Coats

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released April 15, 2016

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Track Name: Sell/Soul
If you give a man an island, he will promptly ask for the sea
So tell him the salt inside the waves will have to do

Like the seasons, I repeat myself to make sure I'm real
Real enough to keep the mask from falling; to stay up straight like a waterless dam

Light is metered, but darkness is free
When the invoice arrives, just bill it to me

Summer's heat dried Autumn's leaves
Winter came and brought its chill
In Spring she tended to the garden
And so she married for the thrill

Time is never lost, but given away
Or at least it's better to think that way

You are the needle that's scratching my records
I hate the sound, but I love this song
You are the car, I am only the driver
You are the lawyer that is proving me wrong

Knobs are turning to change the station
The only words that I can make out
Are "sell" and "soul" and "new" and "old"
So instead I'll just turn it off
Track Name: Ten Foot Grin
Rattle 'round my brain
Looking for something to help sustain
Sifting through the mire
Putting the flames to sleep beside the fire

If there's something I should know, please tell me now
If there's something I should do, please tell me how

Picking at my skin - looking to find the guilt that lies within
(I couldn't find it with a ten foot grin)
Mistaking lies for faith
Fishing for men on a boat that's made up of living and breathing and kicking and screaming bait
It's such an actual disgrace
Devoid of the reasons that kept us here in the first and the second, the third and the last place
And I'm coughing up desire
Christening the sex we set on fire

If there's a light left in your eyes, you should put it out
There is not one single thing you should know about

Cause I keep having these fever dreams
Where I am covered in a warm sunbeam
A fire starts and I am trapped inside
And I can't put it out, no matter how hard I try

Shooting like a satellite
And crashing like the stars across the midnight sky on a string like a floating kite
I'm pissing vanity
Restructuring conceit into humility soaked in reciprocity

Could you give me a minute to explain all the things that I cannot wrap around my brain?
No?
Alright.
I didn't need it anyway

Cause I keep having these fever dreams
By the ocean in a bright moonbeam
Where I die holding a wedding ring
Beside my bride, I think she's seventeen
And I could not tell you why
All I think of is a wishing well
My other thoughts have all gone straight to hell
I'm fishing for them like a compliment
Without a direction; without any common sense
Track Name: God's Left Eye
Kaleidoscoping commotion
Twist and tumble to build some kind of
Stacked and jagged reaction

Fingertip correlation
Somebody whispered that time was only
Built to monetize; to quantify; to crucify

Whatever happened is what happened
But what matters is what happens next

Kissing booths and aeroplanes
We swam across the sky and with the
Slightest touch, left our mark on God's left eye

The wheel of time is in motion
Time is everlasting; time is that thought that escaped
And it's the biggest liar of all

Whatever happened is what happened
But what matters is what happens next

If this is what was wanted from it all
Well, everything that rises was bound to fall

Romanticizing devotion
Redacted phone calls; siamese statements that read,
"If there's a word on that page, then there's ink in the pen."

Sycophantic dissension
Permissable as pretense
All of those steps that you followed are the same ones that lead you back home

Whatever happened is what happened
But what matters is what happens next

If this is what was wanted from it all
Strike a match; burn it down; count the ashes as they fall

If this is what was wanted from it all
Well, everything that rises was bound to fall
Track Name: Quetzalcoatl
It's in the hair of the dog that bit me
Blood on the quill of the porcupine
A wrecking ball to the cheap construction
Like making paper dolls in the rain

Every time anyone gets closer
It starts to feel like a masquerade
So I advise you to keep pretending
So you can join the parade

Quetzalcoatl in dark sunglasses
Selling drugs to the kids by the riverside
When they were questioned on their supplier
They said he flew, but his tail rattled on the ground

Every time anyone comes over
I'm getting too high to sleep at night
Fight or flight; there's a hole that must be dug
While I am living inside
Track Name: Spirals
Sometimes I fell like a stranger lives inside my head
I cannot keep it straight
Pulling from inside and twisting me into this
Spiral that I can't escape

Hold my hand
I can't make it out of here;
I won't make it out of here alone

Sometimes I know that it's creeping down my spine
And shivers run right through my veins
But I just keep on this straight face and laugh at my mistakes
I know that I can't escape fate

Hold my hand
I can't make it out of here;
I won't make it out of here alone.