The Dodos Nerds

We tried but we failed

Been saving our place

We have all the heart

But none of the ambition

We make the most sense

They laugh in our face

We’re nerds but we’re dumb

Its just a position

To good for our looks

Too good for our folks

We’re leaving this town

We’re joining a space team.

In times we held our hands to our mouths

We spoke to our selves

While thinking aloud

These days are number now

We found an idea

We hide it

We hide it

I swear that I felt

When every one laughed

A piece of my self

A habit was forming

I think of the hell

It keeps me in check

In all that I do

In 9 in the morning

I know what I need

I am needing it bad

Its still in the cards

The record is playing

You have what you need

You keep it in store

Incase that you loose it

While looking for

These days come back again

We found an idea

We fight it

We fight it

Lets build a wall

Against the cynical acts

Its gotten old

Its still in tact

This holes been filled

With memories traped

The thought remains

It will not react

React react

React, react, react

Goodbye to my friends

Goodbye to my folks

I’ll see you in hell

I’ll see you in heaven

I know what I know

I am how act

Where ever I go

I am what I’m given

These stories are told

To audience backs

This barrel of laughs

Is there but its broken

We’ll keep it in mind

We’ll keep it instilled

We’ll follow the line

We’ll follow until

These days come back again

We found an idea

But we lost it

We lost it

Lets build a wall

Against the cynical acts

Its gotten old its still in tact

This holes been filled with memories traped

The thought remains

It will not react

React react

React, react, react

React, react, react

React, react, react

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The Dodos God?

No one to hold, no place to lie

I know we’re all alone and still

You come to brush this gray aside

I know, I know, it’s fate I feel

You answer to our hungry eyes

I hope, I hope this must be real

We need you now, we need to heal

Oh no, oh no, oh God, where’d you go?

You give us love, we have to hide

I know, I know, it’s shades of gray

You give us hope and give us strife

I know, I know, this price we pay

You tell me no, I ask you why

I know, I know, your patient ways

You wait until we see the light

Oh no, oh no, oh God, where’d you go?

Oh, God

And tell us how to feel inside

No lies, no lies, no lies

And let me look upon that sign

With eyes, with eyes, with eyes

And tell me how you wear that crown

Of right, of right, of right

You lift us up then let us down

We die, we die, we die

You answer to the wrong and wide

I know, I know, the faith we feel

You give us strength and make us fight

I know, I know, we’re supposed to kill

You pit us up on different sides

I know, I know, that’s just your will

I wonder if you’ll wait until

Oh no, oh no, this place will explode

You live above this great big sky

I hear it’s nice, it’s always spring

I’ve come to ask you for advice

I know you’re busy for a king

You tell me once, I ask you twice

How long, how long, before they sing?

We did the things you said, alright

Oh no, oh no, oh God, where’d you go?

Oh, God

And tell us how to feel inside

No lies, no lies, no lies

And let us look upon that sign

With eyes, with eyes, with eyes

And tell me how you wear that crown

Of right, of right, of right

You lift us up then let us down

We die, we die, we die

We die, we die, we die

The Dodos Eyelids

The best of these eyelids

Is where I keep

But I will not weep there ’til you arrive

With false compares

My heart is unprepared

For when I will see you when you arrive

I hope that you meet me when I arrive

The Dodos Death

The sky is just about sand

Your silence seems to have crept

I know the hour’s intense

Death, what could be worse

If I had something to complain about

If I took your place, would it hurt

Something to complain about

I never thought that I’ll let

I mostly want what I get

It comes at night when it wants

You’re better off in our bed

Death, what could be worse

If I had something to complain about

If I took your place, would it hurt

Something to complain about

Prefer the noise to the song

The words, they always seemed wrong

We’re better off within here

Death, what could be worse

If I had something to complain about

If I took your place, would it hurt

Something to complain about

Death, what could be worse

If I had something to complain about

If I took your place, would it hurt

Something to complain about

The Dodos Black Night

Black night, blackness

When I wanted you, how I haunted you, all to myself

One gift, one slip

Where you hiding at, who you’re aiming at, won’t kiss and tell

Control yourself, I dont want it to, I dont need it to, can someone else?

Counting until, when your heading to, cause your attitude, turn on itself

Kind heart, kindness

Where you going to, are you going through, heaven or hell?

Won’t slip, won’t miss

When I’m onto you, send it over to, your faith in will

Control yourself, I dont want it to, I dont need it to, contain itself

Counting until, it was never that, I was aiming at, being someone else

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You want it all, you want to walk, you want to walk, right through it!

You had it all, you had it all, you had it all, you threw it!

You want it all, you want to walk, you want to walk, right through it!

You had it all, you had it all, you had it all, you threw it!

Black night, blackness

When I wanted you, how I haunted you, all to myself

One kiss, one slip

Where you going to, are you going through, heaven or hell?

Control yourself, I dont want it to, I dont need it to, can someone else

Counting until, when you need it to, cause your attitude, turn on itself

You want it all, you want to walk, you want to walk, right through it!

You had it all, you had it all, you had it all, you threw it!

You want it all, you want to walk, you want to walk, right through it!

You had it all, you had it all, you had it all, you threw it!

The Dodos Destroyer

I know this is all between you and me

My hope exists

How I want it to be

I know this is all between you and me

My hope exists

How I want it to be

Look what I made, so creative

Brave and naked, not at all

That’s not what I wanted

Betrayal’s deep, known by its face

Eyes are aiming back at me

I’m not the one you wanted

Did you have time to grieve?

‘Cause I can’t be tamed for you

If there are strings to move

You are the destroyer

Look what you made former

I know this is all between you and me

My hope exists

How I want it to be

I know this is all between you and me

My hope exists

How I want it to be

You know you are dark and twisted

Cold and gifted as you are

I’m not the one to say it

And tears, they come like a geyser

How aggression building up

I’m not the one to stop it

Did you have time to grieve?

‘Cause I can’t be tamed for you

If there are strings to move

You are the destroyer

Look what you made former

The Dodos Retriever

Is this still what you want

The moment to carry

Is this still what you are

A memory of yourself

And though you looking out

Could never be looking in

Is this still where you are

No passage to find it

Will this happen again

The cycle behind it

Is this all that there is

The memory of itself

And though leaving you out

Could never be what was meant

In this, all that you want

The moment to carry

Is this all that you want

The moment to carry

Could it still be the way you wish?

Could it still be the way you wish?

And oh is that the way, the way that you want it still?

The Dodos Holidays

It’s not a sign nor a symbol

Unless you are covered in the benefits

Our beginning

Just sit in your home where you cannot be tested

I’m watching, all changes as soon as you’re resting

Holidays I can’t recover

Holidays I can’t recover

Holidays I can’t recover

Holidays I can’t recover

The Dodos Undeclared

I like the way you hold your head

If your brother knew, he’d have my head

But I wouldn’t care if I was dead

If I had the chance to hold your hand

But my love goes undeclared

Yeah, my love goes undeclared

And my love goes undeclared

Yeah, my love goes undeclared

You let me stay here for a week

On your couch but I would rather sleep

In your bed, or even better yet

We could run away and never rest

But my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

You come to me out of a dream

And you run around like you just can’t be

Cause your mind is filled with fantasies

And it makes me laugh and it comforts me

But my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

You give me your insanity

But I think it might be vanity

Cause you want what you can have for free

And we don’t know what it means to me

So my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

Yeah, my love stays undeclared

The Dodos Paint The Rust

Run into the sea before it comes

The heavy hand washing over you

I see the face of many men

Beyond the beach, drowning in the blue

They come to seek the open land

They grab a piece before others do

It’s all because they masterplan

We’re supposed to teach only if we knew

Please, tell us what you want, we’ll get it for you

Take us movers from this place we sink ourselves to

Darkness tells us we’re awake, we still can come, too

Face the every day from morning’s gold

To when the night tries to overcome

We’ll leave this up to all of you

So that you leave, take it off and run

I see the face of every man

Of every girl that I’ve ever loved

They sing the same until the dawn

When we’re away off into the sun

Please, tell us what you want, we’ll get it for you

Take us movers from this place we sink ourselves to

Darkness tells me I’m awake, I still can come, too

Home to come

But now I only need you when I’m down

Amongst the rest

We only feed you when we’re out

I won’t forget, I will keep you here inside my head

Here we are

Pass the stone

Throw away

All you know

Bury it

Under dusk

Wash away

Paint the rust