The Faint Glass Danse

Feel the vapor pressure drop

As the dark steam pours out the entrance

Real cold world is swirling into

A club that keeps the real life world out

Where every sense seems deathly weak

From the frozen time you spent in transit

The glass danse world flickers on

And the low end thaws your anxious body

Maybe I feel detached

I may just look too shy

It’s a disinterest not

That I’m a timid guy

I call them bodies but

They are attentive too

I feel the social glare

I feel the attitude

Watch as mirrors clear themselves

With the breath of frigid air that eased in

Made up babies all rotate as

A siren spins a beam of amber

Time sliced, beat by beat

In a row, in a club, in a line, in the city

The glass danse world flickers on

Because the cycle happens enough

A baby falls out warm

It’s screaming for its life

An infant tries to danse

As it grows up then dies

That’s simplified, but

When your complexion dries

You wake up cold and think

You wish it’d been this way

The Faint Repertoire Of Uncommon Depth

Our eyes are moving

Forward faster than

These tangled chords

I noticed that you want to leave

We’ve burned out fast

Deciding who could complicate us and

What comes next

So here’s my proposition:

While our work gets started

We’ll keep expected formula strong

But I guess I won’t be with who I belong

And here’s my job

But I miss something

My line of focus is centered on narrow thinking

And not from what I think is good on it’s own

It’s fading out

Well, who can’t do it?

Pop is based on the most intimate charge

But where it’s at

The scene permits it

They’re not concerned with technique

Feeling is all

And when words spit out and I disintegrate

Maybe I’m not in such control

Maybe I needed enough to get me through this

And then into breaking up form

So here’s my proposition:

While our work gets started

We’ll keep expected formula strong

But I guess I won’t be with who I belong

And here’s my job

But I miss something

My line of focus is centered on narrow thinking

And not from what I think is good on it’s own

And when words spit out and I disintegrate

Maybe I’m not in such control

Maybe I needed enough to get me through this

And then into breaking up form

The Faint Defy The Ailments

Our training’s almost done

The graduation’s near

The experience of losing the diversion of my memory

Has led to no conclusion

Other than I motion silently

When an instance I recall

Or should recall, I mean

Arises, I can’t delay

I cannot get caught; defy the ailments

I wonder where they come from

I wonder where they come from

I wonder what the hell they’ll do with me when I’m old

I’ll stumble through the market

Forgetting what it was I’ve come there for

The Faint I Treat You Wrong

I don’t mean to sound like I want to fight

But the arguments I cause

Make it sound like I might

I’ve got to prove my point

I’ve got to show how your wrong

Does the topic even matter?

Whys my throat getting sore?

Tonight I’m gonna touch your hand

And take back every word i said

But not just yet

My head is steaming

I’m busy making you believe me

I know

I treat you wrong

You call me out

I turn the argument around

I’m stomping on shells

They’re splashing my face

’cause my toes are too pointed

To tiptoe on eggs

I know I’m right and argue on

You get depressed and fall apart

I make my point but you don’t get it

You’re busy telling me “forget it”

I don’t mean to sound like I want to fight

But if you’d see it my way

We could both see it

Right

Let me say it one more time

You’ll agree with me this time

We could both understand

I’ll just say it once more

No no no no…

I treat you wrong

You call me out

I turn the argument around

It blows up in my face

And time turns slow

I realize now

You deserve way more

The Faint Total Job

Sharp dressed servers where the upscale dine

A safe dial turned by a glove in the crimes of night

A nurse in an ambulance rides

He don’t deserve it the patient is right

Career

Serious

There are times when I miss the appeal

Long black cars driven close to the lawn

Straight legged slacks and the shine of the chauffeur’s garb

The lawyer with an eloquent tongue

He sways the verdict, the jury is numb

Career

Serious

There are times when I miss the appeal

Energy that pulls us toward it

To feel the total job

No economic success

To get the total job

The Faint Fish In A Womb

There’s a slice in my neck

It’s been there since before i was born

I was breathing like a fish in a womb

In a tank full of fluid

I did nine months

Till the doc cut me loose

My mother was filled with popcorn

Soaked in strawberry hill boones

Every day is like the first

But with a harder head

Every day is like the first

But with a harder head

That slice in my neck

It’s oozing jelly clear as glass

Between my finger and my thumb

It’ll stretch for inches between the bones

Every day is like the first

But with a harder head

Every day is like the first

But with a harder head

The Faint Lesson From The Darkness

Have you seen the silent tyrant?

Swollen underneath his skull.

Will it crack from all this pressure?

Everyone he can’t control.

I heard “no” before the question,

We can read your jacket fine,

Lasers spilling out the answers,

We don’t even need our eyes.

Wave goodbye to bridges burning,

Watch the clouds of blackness fade,

Orchestrate this smooth delusion,

Wash away the darkest days.

Somethings pushing up below me,

Lower sub-conscious control,

I can steer the waking body,

I can care about it all…

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

Have you seen the silent tyrant?

Swollen underneath his skull.

Will it crack from all this pressure?

Everyone he can’t control.

I heard “no” before the question,

We can read your jacket fine,

Lasers spilling out the answers,

We don’t even need our eyes.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

If there’s a lesson, I can take it.

I can take a lesson from the darkness.

The Faint Acting: On-Campus Television

Campus is getting bigger

They are working on it all the time

Acting on the TV

I can see their faces

Red alert, the siren’s loud

The drafted are all coming back

This job takes dedication

When things start with no beginning

It doesn’t mean that they aren’t true

As the current through the atlas

Nips the wrist with a fork through it

Half the battles fueled with hate

Many loathsome fights were sacred

Shout the crew who hold their swatches

They paint on the set and cry

Ice is plastic enough to try to sculpt with it

The color curdles and waves drip down

And I’m still thinking about the time a scene takes them

The dormitories are awful quiet

Acting on the TV

And he’s not pretending

I’m convinced that there’s not someone else beneath

The pixeled screen

An army edit

The set was finished last

Ice is plastic enough to try to sculpt with it

Color curdles and waves drip down

I’m still thinking about the time a scene takes them

The dormitories are awful quiet

And these swollen eyes

And static lens

They blink when there’s nothing but TV

We beg for it

To calm us down

And believe that it’s real what they’re doing

These swollen eyes

And static lenses

They blink on and off and off and on

The Faint Desperate Guys

Was it more than attraction

And a physical lust?

Or loins, my imagination

That first inconceivable touch

That I was planning

I mean wishing

How embarrassed I’d have been

If you knew what I was thinking

And, whoa, when it started

My first thought was love

And not just lust

Because when I heard you speak

I felt warm

In the evening I saw you

You were warming the bass up

Your hair covered your face up

I was acting indifferent at the merch booth

Putting on makeup

We met up at a party

In a swamp, on a yacht

I spun the helm but we were docked

I crossed my fingers

But I didn’t beg

Because I knew you knew

Because I knew you knew I liked you

I knew you knew I liked you

I knew you knew it

But I figured desperate guys

Never had a chance with you

I figured desperate guys

Never had a chance with you

Close to you, wishing

We’re conjoined at the tongue

Can you hear me thinking?

I should stop

I crossed my fingers

But I didn’t beg

Because I knew you knew

Because I knew you knew I liked you

I knew you knew I liked you

I knew you knew it

But I figured desperate guys

Never had a chance

I knew you knew I liked you

I knew you knew it

Because I figured desperate guys

Never had a chance with you

I figured desperate guys

Never had a chance with you

I knew that desperate guys

Would never have a chance with you

The Faint Agenda Suicide

You could follow logic

Or contest it all

The work solution makes the common house a home

The element of progress

That you mention is gone

It de-evolved to something you were headed toward

As i lay to die the things i think

Did i waste my time, i think i did

I worked for life

All we want are just pretty little homes

Our work makes pretty little homes

Like a cast shadow

Like a fathers dream

Have a cut out son

What’s a worse disease

To get that pretty little home

As i lay to die the things i think

I don’t want to regret what i did- and work for life

All we want are just pretty little homes

Our work makes pretty little homes

Agenda suicide

The drones work hard before they die

And give up on pretty little homes

(like a cast shadow)

Our work makes pretty little homes

Our work makes pretty little homes

Agenda suicide, the drones work hard before they die

And give up on pretty little homes