The Battle B Sides

by Boy Eats Drum Machine

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released July 3, 2012

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Track Name: Lovers' Law
lovers always speak the truth
never need to see the proof

you sit in the park to clear your head
troubled over lovers' law instead

now they're arguing again
over which loves the other more

lovers, lovers all around
climbing on each other on the ground

I know a lover when I see one
they laugh when the other is carrying on

their hands fold together much
eyes never losing touch

when I listen carefully
their jokes aren't that amusing to me

love, it seems won't make you wise
I shook off my newspaper twice

headline: "unemployed,
half filled cup,
lovers never give up."

so I called the boss, I said "I quit,
love is more important than this shit."

now there's time, time to love
I tucked my phone and started walking home

I said "here I am, to love you more"
but she ran out through the back door

damn, the luck, I'm loverless
but at least now I know what she loved me for

headline: "unemployed
half empty cup
lovers never give up."

lovers linking hopeful arms
moving in and out of natural harm

lovers, chums with benefits
lovers aren't disappointed yet

I'm miserable, I sit in place
trying to wrest the smiles from their faces

there must be something that I overlooked
my lack of confidence just got shook

desperate need of love is like
a dog with a bone strapped on his back

you almost know you could use some help
circling, just chewing apart yourself

but I've the sense to look around
you tell me what I havn't found

you looked a little better a block away
but I don't mind getting here I just can't stay
Track Name: Glen's March
I'm an arrow guided by a higher power
plucked on a string like a
like a melody

holy ground
he annoints
I will strike
where he points

there are enemies
you're too blind to see
you're too much a fool
"vengence is mine", sayeth he
and I am his, you see?

holy ground
he annoints
I will strike
where he points down

this purpose this path through the narrow gate
this purpose this path through the narrow gate
my honor, my orders
and I won't hesitate once

holy ground
he annoints
I will strike
where he points down
Track Name: Two Notes
so my love
where you stand is temporarily free
from devilry
and deceit

and I follow you around
I'm the conductor, you see
just shoveling coal
shoveling coal

I'll drive this train into Spencer on time
I'll drive this train into Spencer on time
I'll drive this train into Spencer on time
or I'll drop her right square into hell

two notes
Track Name: Struck By Thee Almighty
Fryer Conor Lynn
led us in a line
we walked at dawn
roughly organized
no one looked the other in the eye
as we reached the mounds
only whispering voices when
the shovels came out

and so we opened the ground
we just had to know

holding up a spade
"now, that's enough", said he
"let's return these people
where they can lay in peace"

"they were struck by the almighty
you can see it in their limbs
and the evils that led to this
we mustn't ever defend."

we had to see it ourselves
we just had to know

from another line
a skeptic arose
shaking his head
holding up a bone
looking around him
he pointed with his hand
"this is curious," said he
"but I understand"

"if they were struck by the almighty
you would see it in their limbs
and the logic that led us here
we mustn't repeat again
and with all of the deeper tissues
petrified still
it's clear the enemy's just the frozen ground
under the hill."

but neither made sense
so we went on
believing no one at all

sleep for now
lay down your heavy eyes
let your mind walk
and your breath fill the skies

may your world
be more peaceful than mine
may your world