This Engine

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released July 12, 2013

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Hereticks Austin, Texas

Hereticks are a eclectic quintet from Austin, Texas.

Waldo Wittenmeyer
William Johnson
Wesley Maffly-Kipp
Ofer Shouval
Peter Farago

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Track Name: Alone Again
Hold me for a moment, just until I catch my second wind.
My bones aren't what they used to be
Submission without defiance, I'm always told that silence is my sin.
I know I'll be alone again

But not today, not today

Concussions usurp discussion, and only lonely shadows hide your grin.
Its not the way it used to be
At night though the air is ringing, open up your arms and breathe it in!
I know I'll be alone again

But not today, not today.
not today, not today
not today, not today.

Perspective unleashes panic, don't let the threats unravel your cocoon
I think its where you like to stay
But maybe its just your instinct, to just sit back and let us lead the way!
And hope we take you home again

But not today, not today.
not today, not today
not today, not today.

You were upstream, lost in a dream, floating away
Can't even see, the forest for trees,
the night and the day
the white and the grey
you just lead the way, till it leads you astray.
Track Name: Dancing in the Snow
I can't sleep
can't sit still
they tell me I'm ill

and though I dream
I lack the will
to climb up the hills
to soak up the spills

and disappointment
sobers me like oceans in the spring

and I drift
on currents strong
if I could take you along
if I could break your heart

then mine would lift
its skin would heal
the earth would peel
and underneath reveal

all the happy
drinkers climb up mountains of their own

and we're basically alone
but at last I feet grown
while everyone is dancing in the snow, dancing in the snow
Track Name: Once Upon the End
Once when we were young, we left a home
and ended up stoned, and laying prone
and waiting for the bed to swallow hole all the endings of what we were told

Yeah you can see, I've come a long way since.
I couldn't help but flinch
at all the existential things I would let take over all my dreams.

If there's anything that I can do just let me know
'cause I'm standing here with my feet on the floor and my head in the sand

Though the endless slog of life can take its toll when you are sifting through the endless droll excuses people like to make for what causes them to fake their love

For what is real, when no one seems to buy what they can steal,
and as for me I try to give it back, but I end up on the rack

If there's anything that I can do just let me know
'cause I'm standing here with my feet on the floor and my head in the clouds

and we all shout
Save us! Save us all! from the scary monsters hiding, under our beds.

When we, were young, we left a home and ended up stoned
and trying to recapture what we had, when the endings didn't seem
so sad.
Track Name: Disco Stu
Some people think
that the struggle's what keeps us in sync
say good by to your neighbors

Lost in a drink
we follow our friends to the brink
and get lost in the kitchen sink
and we spin round the basin

ooh ooh ooh, and our eyeballs'll sink to the floorboards
all the bickering bubbles beneath as the smoke fills my head

Dance in the dark
let the slinkers slip into the dark
she'll be shredding your aching heart
and there's nothing to do but take part

ooh ooh ooh, and our eyeballs'll sink to the floorboards
all the obstacles fall from my way as the smoke fills my head

why has all the light in my eyes turned to dread
why have all the tunes in my brain turned to lead
what have you been thinking my dear, when I disappeared
and did you start to hear me tunelessly singing and living in fear
while you blow air in my ears
Track Name: The Cause
Sometimes the future makes me sick
when melodies come fast and thick
sometimes the anger drops its script
I wish I wouldn't sink so quick

Though I can fight the symptoms I cant fight the cause
I feel the urge to wring its neck and break its jaw
It took me time to learn I'm not just some weirdo
but though I know the causes I can't make it stop

Yeah it seems others think I've got the things they seek
yet it seems others get what I can't even dream
but let me tell you something I'm not a wizard
this booming voice your hearing's just a microphone

And in the end, all I know's, I've been tied to a role,
though it makes no sense at all
no it makes no sense at all
though it makes no sense at all

Sometimes the future makes me sick
when melodies come fast and thick
though maybe you don't care one bit
I wish I wouldn't sink so quick
Track Name: This Engine
Flickering lights
dark and sometimes bright
lighten the mood

Fast fall the kites
cut from the sky
into the woods

Your poisoned bite
will not hurt me
even though you let the whole world focus on your fetters

Can't hurt to try
and though it hurts me
I've noticed that some things are hard to follow to the letter

I have to assume that if I wait
my engine will fail in just the right place with someone

Oh other me
when we disagree
I can't sleep

Sometimes defeat
tastes just like red meat
the blood stains my teeth

Though my useless scorn
will not hurt me
I can't help but realize when something isn't for me

I love you all,
I love you all,
though you know that I can't help but love some more than others

I can't help but wish that I had years to fight my brothers
I can't help but wish I could get back beneath the covers

I have to assume that if I wait
my engine will fail in just the right place with someone
Track Name: I've Got No Clue
To tell the truth
I've got no clue.
I feel a turning point
and it starts with you

ah ah ah ah,
sometimes the moment overwhelms me

There's no excuse
in this elation
'cause my friends are here
and the end is near

ah ah ah ah,
sometimes the moment overwhelms me
ooh ooh ooooh

And if you stare across the room, you'll notice all the boys and girls in yellow curls have just unfurled another plan to save the world!

Save the world!
Track Name: One For the Road
Let's get another to go
to keep our eyes peeled on the road
all of us kids all grown up
end up in the same hole where all conversations collide
like atoms deflected
end over end
you lost your direction
my forgotten friend

Where have the years gone?
yeah look what the times done
you've taken the freeway and soon you'll be home and dry
these long preparations, paid dividends
and no hesitations until the end

All that missed, has ended
like fingers of frost in sunlight.
Over the dust we treaded
where footsteps get lost and paths split
and dancing in rust
we remember all the costs of giving up
and forgetting to leave marks along the way
the dust has long since been replaced

My palpitations are gone
been tears in my eyes far too long
I'm drying my tears in the sun

climbing up mountains, we run
burning down forests, we run
drying our tears in the sun

drying our tears in the sun
drying our tears in the sun
drying our tears in the sun