The Man Outside

by Igneous Grimm

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released October 10, 2010

Ryan Elmore, Jody Elmore, Zach Stevens, Ben Hance, Roby Scott

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Track Name: I Stood Idly By
1. I Stood Idly By

I stood idly by and watched as you broke your back for me
With every disk that slipped in place the sweat that glistened on your face
From high to low and sea to shoal by way of rail and outer space
And you sought the proper light to show me things I need to know
But as a child of meager mind and as a human being blind
By time I´d found some stable ground I´d lost what I had hoped to find
I watched you as you worked your hands until the bone showed through
I watched you as you sowed the lands until the harvest grew
I felt the universe expand while they were buying time from you
You did your best to keep your flesh before the bone showed through

I laid idly by and dozed when there was no time for sleep
With every season come and gone and every dusk and airy dawn
Through sin and prayer and human err along the path I walk upon
But still you gave me shelter when the rains were pouring down
But every drop that hit the road distended debts I should have owed
To pay my dues in ones or twos before my eyes explode
I watched you as you worked your hands until the bone showed through
I watched you as you sowed the lands until the harvest grew
I felt the universe expand while they were buying time from you
You did your best to keep your flesh before the bone showed through


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Track Name: In the Garden
2. In The Garden

Do you rely on all your friends to complete you
Or your thoughts to conceit you when you´re all by yourself and tell me
Is there a place where you can buy your own heaven
Take it back to your mansion put it high on a shelf

Lady be wise I can see it in your eyes
But all the knowledge in the garden wouldn´t rocket you to stardom anyway
Lady be damned the evidence is in your hand
There´s no forgiveness for your sins
When you´ve got venom on your skin that won´t wash away

Do you deny me all your goodness and virtue
Though I´ve done nothing to hurt you still you made me a fool and tell me
Is there a space where you can purchase salvation
To replace the temptation while your breaking the rule

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Track Name: Paradise
3. Paradise

Today´s the day birds flew away the trees will sway like never before
You never knew the dream was true and now you´re screwed down to the floor
Can you hear the sound coming from the pound the sleeping hound sleeps no more

Looking back on past attacks we search the eastern sky
For a paradise where the moon thinks twice before he says goodbye

Why can´t you see the fear in me that maybe we won´t meet again
I hope that you will find the glue to bind the few remaining men
Will you taste the salt from inside the vault the final assault has settled in

© 2011 Igneous Grimm. All rights reserved.
Track Name: The Taste of Sin
4. The Taste of Sin

First drop of blood tasted when the Beast is young
A killer from the very second that it hits his tongue
He kills without compassion and he kills without a soul
It´s that which separates us from the beast or so I´m told
The taste of sin is bitter sweet but the Beast has got to eat

Lazily the Shepherd rests his head upon a rock
Beast has got his killing eye upon the Shepherd´s flock
The Farmer´s skin´s the color of the Shepherd´s grazing land
And now the Earth will open up to take the Shepherd´s blood from his hand
The taste of sin is bitter sweet but the Earth has got to eat

Farmer grabbed a sickle and he bolted for the east
Left the Shepherd´s flock to be devoured by the Beast
Damned to sow the Earth until he is the Earth again
Will he be forgiven though he is only a man
The taste of sin is bitter sweet but the man has got to eat

Beast has filled his belly and he fed his young ones well
He took the flock and left the Shepherd´s body there to swell
He´ll never know the reason why the Shepherd wore his clothes
It´s that which separates us from the Beast I suppose
The taste of sin is bitter sweet but the Beast has got to eat

© 2011 Igneous Grimm. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Who'd Want to Save Us?
5. Who´d Want to Save Us?

Low within the valley deep it´s easy to become the sheep
Who walks behind his Shepherd through the gates of hell
Your face is blank the point is moot you only long to taste the fruit
And I took a few steps back and saw the tree and all it´s truth
And I was wondering who´d wanna save us now?
When we're misled we´d probably shoot ´em in the head
So who´d wanna save us now?

It won´t be a motion picture, probably won´t be a piece of scripture
It won´t be the man who tries to live for all then dies for nothing
It won´t be the bones you buried, probably won´t be the stones you carried
It won´t be the shoes you´re wearing when you´re safe inside of something

High atop the iron keep where air is thin and nothing's cheap
Your gold will surely tarnish as the vultures eat your eyes
You tried to keep a steady pace, you wore your sins upon your face
And I took a few steps back and watched the hours turn to days
And I was pondering, who´d wanna save us now?
When spirits break we´d probably burn ´em at the stake
So who´d wanna save us now?

And I was pondering who´d wanna save us now?
When all is lost we´d probably hang ´em on a cross
So who´d wanna save us now?


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Track Name: The Air You Displace
6. The Air You Displace

The man outside has three eyes
If you can see in three dimensions then he can see in five
One eye beheld the future and one foretold the past
The other sees the present but it blinks extremely fast

You are a bender of time and space with the air that you displace
You sought the answer you are an individual
SHAKE OFF
THIS RITUAL

He said there´s a black hole in every ring of light
That you could never really witness with only human sight
I asked if he´d step inside and I offered him the floor
He said for every door you enter there´s a room with many more

You are a bender of time and space with the air that you displace
You sought the answer you are an individual
SHAKE OFF
THIS RITUAL

He said everything just is because it is
I said, "Are you a figment of my imagination?" and he said I was a figment of his

You are a bender of time and space with the air that you displace
You sought the answer you are an individual
SHAKE OFF
THIS RITUAL

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Track Name: Talking Hands
Talking Hands

Ticking hands
Talking hands that point you to where you will stand
Laughing face
Loathing face that stares you down as you race

Still the sun warms the earth you´re walking upon
And the dirt that you´ll be someday when you are gone
Will you wait for the moon to wait while you lie
Is the future so soon that you can´t wait to cry?

Cross oceans and mountains to mist covered mires
To twistedly, writhingly, skyscraping spires
The sellers invitingly smile at the buyers
While pulling the wool on their eyes

Then tiny grey men riding chariots of fire
Will whisk us away to a heavenly shire
Where seers of truth turn their cheeks to the liars
And turn their backs to the lies

Still the sun warms the earth you´re walking upon
And the dirt that you´ll be someday when you are gone
Will you wait for the moon to wait while you lie
Is the future so soon that you can´t wait to cry?

Will you wait for the moon to wait while you lie
Is the future so soon that you can´t wait to die?


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Track Name: Mr. Serpentine
8. Mr. Serpentine

As the moon flies across the sky he screams out a warning
Here comes that lake of fire again
The sun is searching for his prey it´s nearly morning
Gonna punish the world with some sin
And as the day goes on you laugh
Haunted by the same mistakes you made in the past

Where have you gone Mr. Serpentine?
You were supposed to save us from that evil King
Beaten bruised and bound by these whips and chains
He locked away the clouds and stole their rain
And you´re to blame

Sitting high upon his throne the earth is quickly warming
To the fact that the moon just can´t win
The oceans rise against the land a new world is forming
Final plans for the souls of men
And as the day goes on you laugh
Haunted by the same mistakes you made in the past

Where have you gone Mr. Serpentine?
You were supposed to save us from that evil King
Beaten, bruised, and bound by these whips and chains
He locked away the clouds and stole their rain
And you´re to blame


© 2011 Igneous Grimm. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Don't Blame the Darkness
9. Don´t Blame The Darkness

You´ll blame the darkness for stripping you of sight
When the road fades out before you, you blame it on the night
Don´t blame the darkness don´t blame the darkness
For there is no evil that is more than just an absence of light

You´ll blame the serpent for feeding you a line
His mortal sting is surely just a frank exchange of time
Don´t blame the serpent don´t blame the serpent
For there is no evil that a man could not conceive in his own mind

I´ll open doors for you
I´ll mop the floors for you
And if you´re sleeping I may rattle you awake
My words may move through you
But I can not prove to you
That the serpent´s just an ordinary snake
You´ve got a name tag and a collar and a carnal urge to kill
I´ve got to dig me up a dollar to afford my own free will

Don´t blame the darkness don´t blame the darkness
For there is no evil that a healthy dose of light would not reveal


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Track Name: Parachute Day
10. Parachute Day

If we had a solution it´d be a godsend
If this is evolution we've hit a dead end
All I can figure is as long as were together it´s ok to self-destruct
While we dream of saving worlds that are inevitably fucked so
All that´s left of you is all that´s left of me

Living is hard when you´re living on earth
Even if we had a buck we wouldn't know what it was worth
And we´d probably try to spend it on the truth but then we´d bend it to our wishes
But on the other hand . . . .

I suppose it´s easy when you´re a rich man
Life gets too breezy and so you buy the wind and
Open a window just to blow it in our faces as you quietly self-destruct
And though you cover up the traces in the end you´re just as fucked so
All that´s left of you is all that´s left of me


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Track Name: Third Density Blues
11. Third Density Blues

The conscience pondered down a pathward way
Feeling so inclined
Scorned by a scent he slowly went to find
Something sparkled far below
He saw a sign begin to grow
The sign said, ´´Welcome you´re late but you´re here´´

He crossed a veil of forgetfulness
Amazed at what he´d found
A cosmic change was closely circling down
Then a hallowed man appeared
Disguising lies and selling fear
The man said, ´´Welcome you´re late but you´re here´´

He said, ´´What you really need often gets abused
By what you really want so I verbally confuse you
To try and hide the difference and see if you can choose

For the price of a moment I sell you my word
So ponder on the question it´s not so absurd
To think that you could give away all that you´ve ever learned´´

If there´s a moral to the story it´s never been told
We used to all be diamonds but now we´re only gold
And the gold will turn to iron and the iron to stone.


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Track Name: Pennies In a Well
12. Pennies In A Well

I was not a child
I was just another skull to drill a number through
And all my friends have numbers too
Pawns preserved in reverence to poetry of consequence
Protected by the promise of a purpose
In some post-perceptive stew

I was not a person
I was just another insect in a colony
And all my friends worked tirelessly
Carrying the groceries in single file beneath the trees
Selflessly submitting to a cause they´re all
To minuscule to see


Give ´em hits of motivation
Just to grow ´em in a line
Fill their heads with irrigation
Just to pluck ´em off the vine
With this constant stimulation
You could harvest all the time that there ever was
If there ever was such a thing

Feed ´em words of inspiration
Just to make ´em fear the sky
Stuff their lives with complication
So they´ll never ask us why
With this perfect simulation
They will buy all the time that there ever was
If there ever was such a thing

Now your gnarled hands no longer feel
Now your open wounds no longer heal
Round and round in circles throwing pennies in a well
Til there´s no time left to sell


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