BELLY OF THE BEAST

Here again I find myself in the belly of the beast
Trying to make sense of all this ruin and decline
There's no seat at the table for the beggars at the feast or anybody unprepared to toe the line

The dogs of war devour doves and beggars at the feet
Hawks and greedy leaders that clap along and bare their teeth
An insipid and compliant press in lockstep on the beat
Splashing three word slogans neither them or us believe

Oh please forgive that step into the dark
This road will lead us nowhere this path will see us lost
Oh I guess everybody's got a rubicon to cross
The future's suffocating on an echo from the past

It's all the same to me if you're red, green, white, black or blue
It's your hands that hold the reins your only mandate is the truth
A guardian of future's for the ragged and the bruised
A mouthpiece for the voiceless not a vassal of the few
The saying goes that people get the leaders they deserve
Take a look at our leaders I guess that makes us all absurd

Oh please forgive that step into the dark
This road will lead us nowhere this path will see us lost
Oh I guess everybody's got a rubicon to cross
The future's suffocating on an echo from the past
The saying goes that people get the leaders they deserve
Here we are in the belly of the beast

WASTING TIME

Well I'm sitting here flipping through excuses for why I shouldn't call you
Every muscle, every fibre, every hair object to the very idea
I just can't put my finger on...... however hard I try to slap away the halo around you
Still it lingers and abruptly without warning bitter memories appear

When I think on it for long enough
Of all the time we wasted on each other's love
It's a wonder that I still believe the sun is coming up tomorrow

What was once so fine, has been broken and burned
So I wait here in the dark, for the light to return

Blinded, I was blinded 'til I knew only the good love survives
Blinded, 'til I understood that only the good love survives, only the good love survives
But we were only wasting time

All those wringing hands and cheap ideas we could reason as failures
But to run it through again would only serve to do nobody no good
So let the universe decide how we can loosen all the knots and tangled ways we came to
And resolve to never speak of it again - oh love if only we could

When I think on it for long enough
Of all the time we wasted on each other's love
It's a wonder that I still believe the sun is coming up tomorrow

Blinded, I was blinded 'til I knew only the good love survives
Blinded, 'til I understood that only the good love survives, only the good love survives
But you and I were wasting time