Tigers Jaw Oh Time

All time is complicated

It sails away when we want it to stay

Moves slowly

Staring us down when we want it to move on

Balancing on the line

No net to catch this time

I am a patient in your room of waiting

Turn pages of magazines

Wait for the bad news

Balancing on the line

No net to catch this time

When everything is a lie

No net to catch this time

Time stands still

But you can’t run away, run away

Hours pass with no natural light

You always set me up to fall in the worst way

You know it

Don’t you know it?

Don’t you run

Oh time, counter-intuition

I can’t get it to work for me or the things I need

Tigers Jaw Lodging

Diane, I know that I’m just a baby.

I’ve found the door, it makes sense to me.

In my room with curtains drawn.

In my world, there’s something wrong.

Black timing, I see the truth.

In my lodging, I’ve thought it through.

and I suppose you put the needle on the record.

When there’s a setting sun, it takes strength to remember.

The aftermath, the smiling bag.

That the lodge is black.

Where’s Pulaski at?

Where’s Jacobi at?

I was told, twenty years ago,

on the Northern shore,

Bob unfolds.

No more, I implore.

Tigers Jaw Sammy Davis Jr.

I broke up when you left for the night

And I swear that I wanted to die

When the dust from the smoke filled my eyes

So I started my own fire

Tigers Jaw Neighbors

Went for my stuff

Feels like I never left

Homestead, girlfriend

Who’s broken, upset, feels dead

What happened to me

Public perception

Is not convincing

And I want to die

Who am I

King’s road, I don’t know

Strong style back home

Letting myself go

Broken friendships

Away from home

And I’m fucking around

Burn myself to the ground

Tigers Jaw Boots ‘n Hanks

The question for business.

The question why up it stacks.

In alleys and pathways,

by steam and by foul smell.

It seems like it matters.

It seem as they come and stand

in lines and in columns, some can’t find some place to go.

Why in the morning, why in the afternoon?

The rumors are boring, almost as boring as you.

Why do I change? Why do I change first?

The question for business.

The question why up it stacks.

In alleys and pathways,

by steam and by foul smell.

Why in the morning, why in the afternoon?

The world keeps on turning.

Why don’t I want to do anything?

Why do I change? Why do I change first?

Tigers Jaw The Sun

It’s early and bright out

The sun swallowed me

I’m glad that you’re here with me

This is where I want to be

And what about your friends

Do they make you happy?

Calm yourself down man, get calm

The air in your chest beats the air that you’re standing on

Relax yourself man, get calm

I’ve never seen her so she must be no one

The girl that you’ve found now is gone

I’ve never seen her

Tigers Jaw Test Pattern

I tried so hard to be the one you’d think about on your train ride back home.

You told me you would like me better if I didn’t always try so hard.

And I don’t feel so invincible anymore

And I don’t feel so invincible anymore

Tigers Jaw Between Your Band And The Other Band

Missing all my friends

Losing touch

Maybe I loved you but yr too much

Will I see you again

Yr prominent

I’m serious

There’s confidence

Hoping showing confidence is going to make you stay

And every time you talk, well I love everything you say

Everything we try to start there’s something in the way

I’ll pass it off

Well it costs dollars to write this song

For gas money and a ride home

Well I’ve thought it through and I’m better now

For such a long time

Step down

Knowing that yr so close only hangs me up again

Suffice to say the price I pay won’t matter in the end

This is something I can’t even talk about with friends

I’ll pass it off

I’ve never been awake before the some comes up

Well I could never worry about you enough

Everything I say is obvious

I’m nothing good

I’m death to us

Well I get caught up in these routines

The time I get home

The way I seem

And these songs I write

They aren’t me

I’m terrible

I’m inbetween

Tigers Jaw June

Cruel one convinced you in his stillness

In a dream, safe and harmless

Unknown to you

Wolf in sheep’s clothing

Hand over mouth

His secrets you’re holding

I can see you and the ache you’re hiding

I’m here you know I’ll always remind you

Lonely one, I always knew

The future tells a hazel view

Gemstone, like polish and acetone

For you are my sister sewn

I know you like the drive home

Breath deep, the knower’s perspective

You’ll see how the rest of this is undeniable

Hold out for June, it brings new season

Vision is clear, your mind revealing

Pressing the flower in the page

Forever kept, a memory made

Now you’re so sure, you’re always leading

All the same words now bring new meaning

I can hear you and I know you’re singing

“I’m here you know I’ll always remind you”

Lovely one

Four leaf luck

Skilled hands built you up

Hold out for June, it brings new season

Vision is clear, your mind revealing

Pressing the flower in the page

Forever kept, a memory made

Now you’re so sure, you’re always leading

All the same words now bring new meaning

I can hear you and I know you’re singing

“I’m here you know I’ll always remind you”

“I’m here you know I’ll always remind you”

Tigers Jaw Cannonball

I like to waste away

I’ll survive another day

I like to waste away

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive another day

I’ll survive