The Company Tie - Lyrics:
fortune-teller
I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, blow my cover and waste my bet, I don’t wanna hear that it’s all too late, I don’t wanna feellike I’m dead just yet, I don’t feel like I’ve lost this game, cover my ass, keep living in shame, I don’t wanna hear that it’s all too late, I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, here today, gone tomorrow, I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, don’t feel like I’m dead just yet, what is bought and what is borrowed, I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, don’t feel like I’m dead just yet, would you be my fortune-teller, I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, don’t feel like I’m dead just yet, here today, gone tomorrow, I don’t wanna feel like I’m dead just yet, don’t feel like I’m dead just yet

food
in the eyes of the tiger I’m nothing but food, so I run through the jungle in fright, in the eyes of the tiger I’m nothing but food, so I’m staying indoors tonight, through the eyes of the tiger I’ll figure it out, going down to the mall in rage, I can easily see myself in you, so I’ll end up tearing the page, the heat is on, the night is long, get me hammered and carry me home, one day here, the next day gone, the dice are rolled, the bets are on, shuffling the food chain’s turning me on, one day here, the next day gone, in the eyes of a liar there is no honour, just stupid fuckin’ pride, your shortterm memory’s re-erased, so you’re tagging along for the ride, you’re no tiger, just a run-and-hider, as you face me alone this way, if you catch on fire like a paper tiger, you’ll be ashes by the break of day, you’ll keep on digging ‘till your hands are gone, the drugs you’re on, you’ll follow the one who claims to know, where the key to the food chain lies, the heat is on, the line is long, spent my money and I’m back with a gun, trick or treat, and we’ll be gone, the line is long, my patience’s gone, an hour is an hour and a gun is still a gun, oh my god, what have I done? dice to be rolled, a race to be won, gas on the fire ofa spirit all gone, it’s another safe bet, but don’t tell anyone

promises
these are the days, coloured by the ways, cash is earned, reaching the end of the line now, carriage return, these are the games, playersare we all, lessons learned, as fences are falling, icons are crawling, melt and burn, as common sense, is not for us, these are the waysof the “fire-dancers”, death to the “ants” and the “second-chancers”, common sense, is dangerous, our only fear is of being frightened, our hands up high to get struck by lightning, these are the tears, followed by the rage, tables turned, reaching the end of the dotted line now, crash and burn, these are the bombs, carried by the ones, with no return, my dad is stronger than your dad, the strongest dad in the world, your promises, mean shit to us, we are the gods who will live forever, don’t look back, cause it’s now or never, promises, are dangerous, a fuse is blown by a promise broken, you’ve got nothing to loose when god is on your side

trick or treat
you are what you want to be, what you wanna be to me, I can do what I want to do, what I wanna do to you, as I’m drunk and I’m crawling on your floor again, I’ll be there for a minute, then I’m gone again, as I come trick or treating on your door again, don’t ask me why, say goodbye to the ulster and the ball and chain, as I come trick or treating on your door again, say goodbye to the collar and the company tie, I say goodbye, you see what you want to see, what you wanna see in me, I know it’s gonna be this way, 24 hours a day, as I’m drunk and I’m crawling on your floor again, I’ll be there for a minute, then I’m gone again, as I come trick or treating on your door again, don’t ask me why, say goodbye to the ulster and the ball and chain, as I come trick or treating on your door again, say goodbye to the collar and the company tie, I say goodbye, I can do what I want to do, what I want to do to you, you pretend you don’t have a say, like if you know I’d do it anyway, as I’m drunk and I’m crawling on your floor again, I’ll be there for a minute, then I’m gone again, as I come trick or treating on your door again, don’t ask me why, say goodbye to the ulster and the ball and chain, as I come trick or treating on your door again, say goodbye to the collar and the company tie, I say goodbye

in the heat of the moment
in the heat of the moment I thought I could get over you, but at the snap of a finger I realized that you’re the glue, the everlasting glue that keeps it all apart, the glue that keeps the poison away from my heart, in the heat of the moment I thought I’d turn my back on you, but at the end of the hour I’ll beg you for a coin or two, say didn’t you ever wonder what was going on? as you only saw me come around to sing that sad song, don’t let me down, when the shit hits the fan, all my demons are at your command, in the heat of the moment I said I would come back for you, but my eyes would tell you that’s something I’ll never do, so wouldn’t it all be better if you’d tag along? if you’d crack the record and throw away that same old sad song, don’t let me down, when the shit hits the fan, all my demons are at your command, the hatch is open, all ready to go, the hatch is open, are you ready to go? no questions asked, no hands are shaken, no measures taken, no compromise, all you need, is what I don’t, another fool that you can beat in, another game that you can cheat in, cutting corners to straighten the path, the spell is broken as words are spoken, no need for glasses when your eyes are shut, it’s way safer when they beat you up, and I don’t even know what is better, being honest or talking about the weather

target
in violence and hatred you seem, so fearful and desperate to me, you look for an easy way out, if that’s where you are, then look in your heart, hateful is easy to be, you put your handcuffs on me, so you can continue to be, whoever you are, play your part, I was never born, to be a victim of your firebombs, as you’ll be taking it too far, they’re gonna bounce back into your face, and you will see me in a different light, as I will look the other way, they’re gonna bounce back, bounce back

pillow fighter
this is a robbery, as I’ve been beaten to an inch of my life, get in line, this is a robbery, as you’re still in the back of my mind, all the time, fussing, fighting, re-uniting, all the time, tic toc, the clock runs by, I’m gonna chase it for the rest of my life, where’s the time? could change the batteries, they’ve been flat for a long, long time, all the time, pillow fighter, re-uniter, all the time, this is a robbery, as I’ve been beaten to an inch of my life, stuck in time, but on the count of three, I’m taking back all that used to be mine, fucked my mind, pillow talker, fire-walker, left behind, pillow fighter, re-uniter, all the time, god I hate her, see you later, where’s the time

hell to pay
when I go home there’s gonna be hell to pay, when you are gone there’s gonna be hell to pay, silent movie, silent war, never, ever ask what for, dug all my trenches, ready for war, somewhat distant, somewhat cold, something borrowed, something sold, too many monsters, please don’t come near me though I’m cold, please don’t come near my skin at all, too many monsters, in my head / in my bed, get out, get out, get out, get out, get out

one split second
just because you’re young, it doesn’t mean that you are wrong, but you are, just because you’re bald, it doesn’t mean that you’ll believe, everything you’re told, just because you drink, it doesn’t mean that you can’t think, it’s your call, just because you’re young, it doesn’t mean you’ll tag along, but you will, you go to war, but who defined the causes you’ll be fighting for, a poor excuse, for a spine is something you can’t hide, you’re being used, from one movement to the other, moment to another, I keep my eyes on you, one split second, could have made a difference to what you see in me, easily, one split second, could have made a difference to what you let me see, scared to be, one split second, could
have made it all disappear regardlessly, plain to see, but all the time in the world, could never heal what that second did to me, carelessly, just because you’re god, it doesn’t mean that you are wrong, but you are, because you hide, it doesn’t mean that you’ll be fine, left behind, just because you’re safe, it doesn’t mean you’ll save your face, life’s your crime, just because you’re blind, it doesn’t mean that you won’t find, anything at all, so make the call, and you may finally put your raincoat on the shelf, plain to see, you’re getting there eventually, meant to be, from one movement to the other, moment to another, I put my faith in you

it’s obvious
still on the front page, yet another frown, I said I never meant to leave that stain, on your dress again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but... you don’t have to kill me every day, just because you’re able to, it’s obvious, as you build your castle on the hill, I offer you my blind obedience, yet another morning, yet another war, sneak out of bed again, as I learned your words never meant too much, as I was left behind on my old crutches, you don’t have to kill me every day, just ‘cause you’re able to, it’s obvious, as you build your castle on the hill, I offer you my blind obedience, silence is broken, god knows for what time, thrown out the door again, bombs make him look good on TV again, chatting friendly with the “hero” in his wheelchair, you don’t have to kill me every day, just ‘cause you’re able to, it’s obvious, as you build your castle on the hill, I offer you my blind obedience, in my ignorance

killing time
I’ve been taking the tram too far, for the second time now, covering up the scars, are we doing fine now? that shadow follows me, the things I can’t hide, what can I do? all I’m thinking about is you, my favorite prison guard, hold me for ransom, keep flushing you down the drain, I wonder should I try some, I’ve been pushing that joke too far, and it’s getting late now, what can I do? all I’m thinking about is you, I don’t wanna see anybody else but you, killing time, killing time, I don’t wanna be with anybody else but you, and it feels much better than a kick in the head tonight, I’ve been taking the tram too far, and it’s getting late now, time’s not my friend, I think I’m starting to shake now, you’re heaven sent, I’ll get off by the trains now, what can I do, I keep running away with you, I don’t wanna see anybody else but you, killing time, killing time, I don’t wanna be with anybody else but you, and it feels much better than a kick in the head tonight

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Fortune-teller
Food
Promises
Trick or treat
In the heat of the moment
Target
Pillow fighter
Hell to pay
One split second
It’s obvious
Killing time