1. ROCKET SCIENCE
The chemical equation
Between you and me can't change
One thing in the firmament
That is pre-ordained
This talisman is my heart
Amulet of the shark
Let me feel your pain
Bring you round once again
We scan the heavens
Every single night
Shoot straight for the stars
Until they align

You are the rider
Always beside me
You are the beacon
Never fail to guide me
You are the fire
C'mon & light me
I am your story
C'mon & write me
We scan the heavens
Every single night
Shoot straight for the stars
Until they align

There is no translation
To be lost or rearranged
Nothing in the testament
That you cannot name
This shaman slays the part
Leads us through the dark
Lets me call forth rain
Quench our thirst once again
We scan the heavens
Every single night
Shoot straight for the stars
Until they align


2. DARK SECRETS
I got desire to make you mine
Your first look struck me blind
Two burning coals in a phantom soul
Now catching fire I lose control
In our dark secrets
In our sweet kiss
In a world of our own

Inside I feel the beast
I feel the sea I feel the beat
Wild and restless you take my hand
The daytime blurs into shadow land
In our dark secrets
In our sweet kiss
In a world of our own

Are you the devil or if I knew
I wouldn’t care ‘cause I must be too
You set me free made it all come true
When you found me I found myself in you
In our dark secrets
In our sweet kiss
In a world of our own


3. STRANGE LIKE ME
I could trust in science
But numbers don't work for me
So I rely on fortune tellers
Who feel F# is my key
I'm a conspicuous assumer
Presuming unconscionably
Howling at any slice of moon
Barking up every tree
Counting on the kindness of strangers
Who are kind of strange like me

I'm not one for parties
They're no fun for me
Can't hit a single punch line
Or bit of chit chat for company
I'd want to talk to you forever
About most anything
And completely entertain you
No matter what a fool I be
Counting on the kindness of strangers
Who are kind of strange like me

I never go to movies
There are no characters like me
Accosted by fortune tellers
Insisting F# is my key
You're a work in progress
An elusive mystery
I may never understand you
But I want what I see
Counting on the kindness of strangers
Who are kind of strange like me


4. CONSTANTINE’S SWORD
The state of creation is Holy War
Waged on the promise of immortal reward
Petition of prayer and permission of lords
Heavy's the hand that holds Constantine’s Sword
Onward soldiers onward soldiers onward
Those who don't know history repeat it
Only the winners pretend to defeat it
Those who rewrite history are doomed
Heavy's the heart that bears Constantine’s wound
Onward soldiers onward soldiers onward
A healing circle destroyed a temple
With passion play and seamless robe
Blood libel stains the true cross
The heavens cry for the ghetto of Rome
Onward soldiers onward soldiers onward
The empire was born of infinite loss
Who can sustain eternal cost
Whose children are saved by suffering's tests
Heavy's the soul who will forgive Constantine's debts
Onward soldiers onward soldiers onward to oblivion

5. JIMMY BOOTS FETISH
Jimmy Boots is marching home
Back from hell in a combat zone
With post modern life syndrome
He wants to touch something he has known
Secret mission stealth patrol
Suicide bomb out of control
Searing pain no faith consoles
Enemy is in his soul
Love me like an animal
My red cross to your rescue
Love me like an animal

Roadside checkpoint rocket shell
Hollow eyes death's stinking smell
Clouds of doubt no politician dispel
What's it worth whose god will tell
Love me like an animal
My red cross to your rescue
Love me like an animal

Till time stands still
Till overkill
And blood and memory become intangible
Love me like an animal
My red cross to your rescue
Love me like an animal


6. PLAGUE OF LIES
In old times
They could devise
A decent warning
To the wise
Frogs and
Hailstones
Clouds of locusts
Death of firstborns
All the truth you disguised
Everything you falsified
Everything you do
Gonna catch up to you
A Plague of lies

Your world is
Littered
With one too many
Broken lives
Your very
Existence
Is a sorry
Compromise
Under oath you testified
Justice was denied
Everything you said
Rain down on your head
A Plague of lies

You're not cute
when you fictionalize
Pull your evil
over everybody's eyes
You deserve to be fried
Damage you've done
Can never justified
By your plague of lies
All the truth you disguised
Everything you falsified
Everything you do
Boomerang back on you
A Plague of lies


7. 1864
Private Lonsway reportin' for duty
October 12th Eighteen Sixty Three
Ran away to Company D
Twentieth Regiment New York Cavalry
Rebels stampeded five hundred cattle
Our mission was search and destroy
Daybreak 4th of July
Jumped upon those rebs with a battle cry
There was a freight train loaded with supplies
Corporal Jenkins volunteered to drive
Quarter mile from Blackwater he realized
Retreating troops set the bridge on fire
We jumped off as the train plunged in
Saw a big barge on the other side
Captain Ford said, Joe, I want that lighter
I hate to send you, for chances are you'll die
1864 Son tell them what grampa did in the war
1864 That's what I got my medal for

I stripped off my clothes and told Jenkins
If I don't come back write my folks and tell them
Then I put my body under water
Swam on my back towards other shore
Gunfire thick as rain fell all around
All the way across I heard that sound
Looking for the chance I finally found
Climbed on the scow & got it unbound
1864 Tell them what your grampa did in the war
1864 That's what I got this medal for

On the bank a rebel found me
Snuck behind on hands and knees
Put his pistol to my head
When my boy shot that fella dead
1864 Son tell them what your grampa did in the war
1864 Long long ago in the Civil War
1864 Tell them what your grampa did in the war
1864 That's what I got this medal for


8. TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN MONSTER
The warrior girds for battle
With an eagle's concentration
Thrusts into the future
With no hesitation
You know the plays
You've run the drills
Now is the moment to go in for the thrill
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
You've got the key to the mystery
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
Make the jump Wake him up

Offerings and sacrifice
Incense and libation
Ritual and sacraments
Divine inspiration
Is it a blessing
Is it a sin
Now is the moment to dig deep within
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
You've got the key to set him free
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
Leap and lunge get it done
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
You've got the key to mystery
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
Go in deep make them weep

The challenge is its own reward
Unchain imagination
The stage is set all hands on board
Trust your preparation
You've marked the days
You forged your will
Now is the moment to go in for the kill
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
Bruised and battered Torn to tatters
Enter Tomb of the unknown Monster
Don’t give up Wake him up


9. SWANSÖNG
She is the well she is the shrine
She is the goddess on your dime
A perfect partner for the crime
Somewhere off in the frame between now and zen
Miss Swansöng rides again
Miss Swansöng rides again

There is someone who we all know
She's from where milk and honey flow
Summer is done once again you must go
To pastures so green between now and zen
Miss Swansöng rides again
Miss Swansöng rides again

Glory and innocence you've seen
Under the spell of the Voodoo queen
Polly wants a cracker down in New Orleans
Comin' round the mound between now and zen
Miss Swansöng rides again
Miss Swansöng rides again


10. VERBÖTEN
She was a fräulein with a history
Who tried to get bicontinental with me
She had a closet of Armani
And an opening between two and three
We had some unfinished business
An assignment I failed to complete
She put my collar on her teddy bear
And fresh stilettos on her feet
There is no wrong or right
This will stay here tonight
Everything's permitted
Nothing is forbidden
But love

Upstairs something's burning
And the doorman rings the bell
In Central Park leaves are turning
Waiting for winter's clientele
There is no wrong or right
This will stay here tonight
Everything's permitted
Nothing is forbidden
But love

She is a genius of mystery
Keeps of more secrets than Mata Hari
An artist of pleasure & misery
With the soul of a machine
There is no wrong or right
This will stay here tonight
Everything's permitted
Nothing is forbidden
But love


11. LONESTAR
Baby remember me
Screaming out of New Orleans
Bobby Blue Bland blasting in the limousine
I was a regular longhorn dream
With Texas on my mind
Yea Texas on my mind

My heart is bigger than Houston
My love can overspill the Rio Grande
You can keep your boots on
All I need is a good ranch hand
With Texas on my mind
Yea Texas on my mind

I'm tough as an armadillo
Slippery as any lizard you can find
But I'm softer than a campfire pillow
If you got Texas on your mind
We got Texas on our mind
I got Texas on my mind
Texas on my mind
Talkin’ bout Texas on my mind


12. CHANGE THE WORLD HENRY
During that thing in Viet Nam
Doing our time in cold Potsdam
High numbers and body bags
We'd forget with the band
Henry Small was the frontman
An Eric Burdon and the Animals fan
When he called out that particular tune
Pool players dropped the cues
Change the world (Henry)
That's what we'd say (liberty)
Back in the day (or death)
Where are you now (Henry)

We were full of great ideas
Training to be engineers
Every night drinking beer
One song we had to hear
Change the world (Henry)
That's what we'd say (liberty)
Back in the day (or death)
Where are you now (Henry)

Change the world Henry
That's what we'd say
Back in the day
Liberty or death
You can bet your life
Where are you now

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