Straylight Run Later That Year

So Later that year, the bodies came home,

To Dover wrapped in flags and lined up in rows,

With no one to see and no one to know,

They had to keep morale from getting low:

And the voice inside my head just repeating,

“This is not the way we were told that it was going to be:

This is not the way we were told that it was going to be:”

(And we know who’s to blame)

(And we know who’s to blame)

(And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all,

We did the math, it wasn’t worth it after all, (And we know who’s to blame)

We did the math

We did the math (And we know who’s to blame)

(And we know who’s to blame)

Straylight Run Buttoned Down

What it was wasn’t my fault

If i would have known

But who could have known

Cameras and the kids

Candids and the kindling (?)

We’re fighting them off

They’ve done it again

What did her friends say

Who was involved

Oh call it all off

Cause i should have known but

Who could have known

Who could have known

The needles the space

Time cant erase

And buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

But throughout it all

The rise and the fall

Buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

On the way back to the bank

His heads sinking low

He should have known

How hard did it come

When was it that you

Lost your soul

What does it take

What did they make you

What do you know

Would you have done it again again again

Now we’ll let you in but we should have known

We should have known

The needles the space

Time cant erase

And buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

But throughout it all

The rise and the fall

Buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

Now buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

Buttoned down

You’ll get the best of me

Straylight Run Take It To Manhattan

Take it to Manhattan cause i don’t want it

Sell it to someone who cant live without it

You made it for the masses

It passed unnoticed

Death somewhere in Kansas

Now I’ve had it up to here

With I’ve had enough of all of these songs

Of self imposed unhappiness

Say it for myself like I always wanted

something to believe when you’ve always doubted

There was some logic

Some rhyme or reason that brought us to this place

But now I’ve had it up to here

With I’ve I’ve had enough of all these songs of self imposed unhappiness

Oh oh

Ah now ah now

I’ve had enough of all these songs of self imposed unhappiness

Songs of self imposed unhappiness

Songs of self imposed unhappiness

Songs of self imposed unhappiness [continues through end]

You’ve done this to yourself

You’ve done this to yourself

You’ve done

You’ve done

Straylight Run The Tension And The Terror

All the boys voices cracking,

Oh, the moaning half tones,

Come summer time,

We’re all the same age here,

All the tension and the terror,

Thin limbed gorgeous green eyes smiling,

And I’m going straight to hell,

All the possibility and promise just,

Weighs on me so heavily,

And I try but I’m not convincing,

Your lips they pout and twist and,

I die trying just to keep myself from kissing you,

You take in everything with a certainty I envy

It’s somehow all I need just keep me guessing please,

Oh darling all of these awkward jump-start-stalling conversations,

Mean much more to me than anything,

So it comes down to me and you and,

Whether were supposed to or not we still will,

We’re so much better off than them,

All the possibility and promise just,

Weighs on me so heavily,

And I try but I’m not convincing,

Your lips they pout and twist and,

I die trying just to keep myself from kissing you,

You take in everything with a certainty I envy

It’s somehow all I need just keep me guessing please!

A look,

A laugh,

A smile,

A second,

Passes by and I regret it,

Words just aren’t right,

Sometimes I just can’t explain,

All the ways you devastate me,

Always on my mind,

I try but I’m not convincing,

Your lips they pout and twist and,

I die trying just to keep myself from kissing you,

You take in everything with a certainty I envy

It’s somehow all I need just keep me guessing,

I try but I’m not convincing,

Your lips they pout and twist and,

I die trying just to keep myself from kissing you,

You take in everything with a certainty I envy

It’s somehow all I need just keep me guessing please.

Straylight Run Cover Your Eyes

Cover your eyes

And reach into your ears

Pull out what you’ve heard

And replace it with anything

Add to your body

Well take some weight

Cut it and fill it in

Whatever it takes

Aaaohh

To be some sort of beautiful

Phony and frightening

Some sort of beautiful

Phony and frightening

Oooo we must care for these little ones

We must keep them safe

From the horrible ideas

And the people who have them

They’re too young

For wondering

Too young for wishing

To be something other than what they were meant to be

Tell them theyre beautiful

Perfectly placed

Tell them they’re beautiful

Perfectly placed

Love and be loved

Take air into your lings

And turn into the most beautiful sound you can make

Oooahhh

Ooh ohhh oahhh

Cover your eyes

And reach into your ears

Pull out what you’ve heard and replace it with anything