Lyrics



Phantods - Creature (2010)


1. Creature

If I brought you back
Build the walls and say we have a home
It's not that easily
Done with what you're running from
And if we could call it that
You're awfully still and time's a loaded gun
I've spent a lot of it
Set to fix what's come undone

I've been waiting for the right time
But I've no heart to ask them
Why they do all the things they do
And if it's any consolation 
I'm my own creation 
And the same should apply to you

Some things will never change
Some things will never change...

Some you can never change
Can't shake their habits, rearrange
The way they've made themselves to be
Can't fix or rewrite history
And no, it's not my place 
To mend mistakes, help you save face
Or bring you back from where you lay
A movie based on tragedy

I've been waiting for the right time
But I've no heart to ask them
Why they do all the things they do
And if it's any consolation 
I'm my own creation 
And the same should apply to you

Some things will never change
Some things will never change...


2. One Hundred Years

Accused and written off, to start
And the way you talk to me is not an art
I need to take the time to grieve
but there's something that keeps holding me
 
It's all telling me to let it go,
Before you carry it around for another hundred years
I hear my own voice saying let it go,
You better make yourself before you disappear
Eh eh, eh we're all the
Eh eh, eh we're all the 
 
I'd built a prison in my mind
But I've paid my dues, I'm done doing my time
I used to think it was your fault
But we've all got our own source to blame
We're all different and still the same
 
It's all telling me to let it go,
Before you carry it around for another hundred years
I hear my own voice saying let it go
You better make yourself before you disappear
Eh eh, eh we're all the
Eh eh, eh we're all the
Eh eh, eh we're all the
Eh eh, eh we're all the same


3. Just Like You

You've finally arrived and it all feels like a test
You give it a try, but you're always second best
When everyone is tempting you to look just like all the rest
They ask you to play, when surrender is the game
And no one likes to lose, so in turn you hide your shame
Behind matching eyes in the lost face of the masses
 
I would like to take the time to remind you
Some say I'm a mess but the message is clear
These are the things that have led me to here

Stand up, fight perfection
What is all the obsession
Take off the mask of regret
And look just like you
 
The unknown is killing me
But it's all I ever knew
With no clue to where I'm going
Just know what I'm going through
Will I ever get there? 
It's just something I must do
 
I would like to take the time to remind you
Some say I'm a mess but the message is clear
These are the things that have led me to here

Stand up, fight perfection
What is all the obsession
Take off the mask of regret
And look just like you

I would like to take the time to remind you
Some say I'm a mess but the message is clear
These are the things that have led me to here

I would like to take the time to remind you
some say I'm a mess but the message is clear
These are the things that have led me to here
These are the things that have led me to here
 
Stand up, fight perfection
What is all the obsession
Take off the mask of regret
And look just like you
Stand up, fight perfection
What is all the obsession
Take off the mask of regret
And look just like you

These are the things that have led me to here
These are the things that have led me to here
These are the things that have led me to here
These are the things that have led me to here


4. Raise the Dead:

I've got blood on my teeth and I'm feeling pretty weak
There's a vicious moon that's weighing down on me
I'm a lady with a plan but you would not understand
Take the bait and hook, escape it narrowly

Gonna raise all the dead till you hear the things I've said
Come around, and want to stay
But you don't see what's here and you've made it pretty clear 
And I don't play
I don't play

So what do you say? 
So what do you say?

You're a jerk, I'm a tease but that's all old news to me
Can we please escape the torment and be friends
You forgot our history cause at one time we agreed
Share the misery and hopefully rewarded in the end

Gonna raise all the dead till you hear the things I've said
Come around and want to stay
But you don't see what's here and you've made it pretty clear 
And I don't play
I don't play

I've gotta be so strong now
Gonna stick to my guns somehow
Gonna breath
Gonna break the day
So what do you say? 
So what do you say?

Now you see where I stand
And it's time you lend a hand
Follow my lead but it won't always be this way
I've got plenty left to say
Made my claims now what remains
Is the answer to my question
I have yet to hear you say

Gonna raise all the dead till you hear the things I've said
Come around and want to stay
But you don't see what's here and you've made it pretty clear
And I don't play
I don't play

I've gotta be so strong now
Gonna stick to my guns somehow 
Gonna breath
Gonna break the day
So what do you say? 
There's no turning back
No, we've made it this way
We've made it this way
So what do you say? 
So what do you say? 


5. The Promising

I've relied much of my own desire on the promising songs that you sing
Lure me in, sink or swim, "water's fine dive right in"
Your leap of faith will make you or break you
But they glide by just fine as I'm buying my time
Sinking fast from the weight of my worries
Maybe it's not the plan, I should quit while I can
Let my dreams fizzle out in a fury

Watch them leap when they fall
With no care at all 
I falter and then I go under
It's not as shallow as it appears
Gotta keep my head above water

It's a shared compromise I don't see in your eyes 
And it's killing the hope that I'm feeling
So you want it like me? Well let go, let it be
Let it show you just what it's revealing
It's the game of compare and they're really not there
It's the fall that I fear and it's near me
The desire is calling my name
and I know when I fall that I won't be the same

Watch them leap when they fall with no care at all
I falter and then I fall under
It's not as shallow as it appears 
Gotta keep my head above water

I don't want to believe
That I'm not anything
Just give me the chance
I'm begging, please

Watch them leap when they fall with no care at all
I falter and then I fall under
It's not as shallow as it appears 
Gotta keep my head above water


6. You're So Holy

You took my hand, led me sweetly
Past the shape I used to be
Life was headed no direction
Stayed on track you guiding me

But you were going round in circles
Round and round in front of me

Oh you're so holy
Just like a good circle should be
And oh you're so holey
That you've made a square right out of me

On this path I was shaped greatly
Made amends that cut so deep
You had mirrored my obsessions
Dealt with them, discovered me

But still you're going round in circles
Where's the line between stuck and free?

Oh you're so holy 
Just like a good circle should be
And oh you're so holy
That you've made a square right out of me

You see shapes disguise
They're not always right
About what lies underneath
He's a circle, true
But a square would do 
What's the best fit for me?

Oh you're so holy
Just like a good circle should be
And oh you're so holy
That you've made a square right out of me

Oh you're so holy


7. Time & Teresa

Take me back
Take me to where I've been before
Down these halls, in these rooms, on this marble floor
I never ever thought, no don't do it

Take me back (take me back) 
Take me to where I want to go 
To the days and the nights that I used to know
I never ever thought you'd go through it

Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more chance
Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more dance

Take me back
Take me to where I've changed your fate
Don't be blind, waste my time
I don't want to wait
You know you had me there and you blew it

Take me back (take me back) 
Take me to where I've never been
The unknown, back at home, let the time begin
I want to see you there won't you prove it

Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more chance
Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more dance
Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more chance
Time time time Teresa stop
You can still have just one more dance


8. Siren Song

Sings to me something sweet
Like a beating inside my skull
Telling me what I want to hear
But I really don't want to hear it all
She's got six strings down her neck
She plays better than all before
And everything that she plays for me
Comes with a price and much more

I don't want it I don't wanna go back
But I really don't want to stay
I got five fingers wrapped around her neck
And all she wants to do is play

I don't want it I don't wanna go back
But I really don't want to stay
I got five fingers wrapped around her neck
And all she wants to do is play

She calls through the night
Till the morning inside her case
She's crying at me till I let her out
Then she puts me into my place
When I've had it, let me be
I pawn her off to a friend or foe
But she keeps coming back to me
And I don't have the heart to tell her no

I don't want it I don't wanna go back
But I really don't want to stay
I got five fingers wrapped around her neck
And all she wants to do is play

I don't want it I don't wanna go back
But I really don't want to stay
I got five fingers wrapped around her neck
And all she wants to do is play


9. Thieves

A dark and stormy night two thieves were at my door
Broke the lock, let themselves in
They saw exactly what they were looking for
Stole the goods and stole my grin
But what they got from me was more than what they bargained for
What you see ain't what you get
They shoot the shot that you won't forget

Those seeds you sow, you will regret
They shoot the shot that you won't forget

This camera was unlike any seen before
Take the shot and say a prayer
What it reveals to you is out of your control
What you see? Well, you're not prepared

But now my burdens gone 
It's left to you so I'll move on

What you see ain't what you get
They shoot the shot that you won't forget
Those seeds you sow, you will regret
They shoot the shot that you won't forget


If you're going to be cruel just remember
That it all comes back to you
See it's out of my hands
And into someone new
It feels so good, I must confess
And even better yet

What you see ain't what you get
They shoot the shot that you won't forget
Those seeds you sow, you will regret
They shoot the shot that you won't forget


10. The Blood of Kings

It is the light I fear that carries me inside
And the darkness drawing near, in it's comfort I abide
This ever-growing "no" from the day I learned to leave
You don't ask me not to go when you speak

We're both so lost and broken
Guided by words unspoken
We may be better off alone

It is the blood of kings
That moves within my veins
Take the name away from me
But their mark will still remain
You ask me not to be sensitive to what you say
The light inside has made me this way

We're both so lost and broken 
Guided by words unspoken
We may be better off alone

We're both so lost and broken 
Guided by words unspoken
We may be better off alone
We may be better off alone
I may be better off alone


11. Under the Moon

I've got the weight of the world on my shoulders
All through the day I take it with me
And under the moon I make room on my pillow
Place it beside it resides while I sleep

Give me one hope and I'll trade you for twenty
Tell me all your fears and I'll keep them inside
I'll make a nice home next to all of my own
And I'll worry for you til the day that I die

I've got my reasons to feel like I do
You can't take them from me
Cause it's what I've been through

I've got the gaze of the lost and the lonely
Treading the waves of what's distant and blue
If you say to me you're my one and my only
Not sure I'd believe even if it were true

Give me one hope and I'll trade you for twenty
Tell me all your dreams and I'll keep them inside
I'll make a nice home next to all of my own
And I'll worry for you til the day that I die

I've got my reasons to feel like I do
You can't take them from me
Cause it's what I've been through
If I made you see what it feels like inside

Would you worry, worry for me
'Til the day that I die


12. Our Last Goodbye

We always leave like it's our last goodbye
I see you stare from the spot where you stand
Burnt on the tongue and the sting in the eyes
We fight like lovers who don't understand

I walk to work with your words on my mind
Bites at the memory of what used to be
If I had my way well I'd go back in time
Fix all the problems that took you from me

I'm still here after it all
Through the night I can still hear you call
It's your voice that haunts me inside
It's your voice that keeps me alive

You're still here after it all
Through the night I can still hear you call
It's your voice that haunts me inside
It's your voice that keeps me alive

We're still here after it all
Through the night I can still hear you call
It's your voice that haunts me inside
It's your voice that keeps me alive

We're still here after it all
Through the night I can still hear you call
It's your voice that haunts me inside
It's your voice that keeps me alive

We always leave like it's our last goodbye