Undertow Album Lyrics

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Intolerance

I don’t wanna’ be hostile.
I don’t wanna’ be dismal.
And I don’t wanna’ rot in an apathetic existence.
See I wanna’ believe you,
And I wanted to trust you,
And I wanna’ have faith to put away the dagger.

But you lie, cheat, and steal.(x3)
And yet I tolerate you?

Veil of virtue hung to hide your method
While I smile and laugh and dance and sing your praise and glory.
Shroud of virtue hung to mask your stigma as I smile and laugh and dance
and sing your glory,

while you lie, cheat, and steal.(x3)
How can I tolerate you?

Our guilt, our blame, I’ve been far too sympathetic.
Our blood, our fault, I’ve been far too sympathetic.

I am not innocent. (x2)
You are not innocent.
No one is innocent.

You lie, cheat, and steal.(x15)
How can I tolerate you?

I will not tolerate you.
I will go down beside you
I must go down beside you
No one is innocent.

Prison Sex

It took so long to remember just what happened.
I was so young and vestal then,
you know it hurt me,
but I’m breathing so I guess I’m still alive
even if signs seem to tell me otherwise.
I’ve got my hands bound and
my head down and my eyes closed,
my throats wide open.

Do unto others, what has been done to me,
Do unto others, what has been done to you?

I’m treading water,
I need to sleep a while.
My lamb and martyr, you look so precious.
Won’t you come on up closer,
close enough so I can smell you.
I need you to feel this,
I can’t stand to burn too long.
Release in sodomy.
Oh, for one sweet moment I am whole.

Do unto you now, what has been done to me,
Do unto you now, what has been done?

You’re breathing so I guess you’re still alive
even if signs seem to tell me otherwise.
Won’t you come on a bit closer,
close enough so I can smell you.
I need you to feel this.
I need this to make me whole.
Release in sodomy.
For I am your witness and
blood and flesh can be trusted.(X2)
And only this one holy medium brings me peace of mind.

Got your hands bound, your head down,
your eyes closed.
You look so precious now.

( Show me something
Thought I could make it end
Thought I could wash the stains away
Thought I could break the circle if I
Slipped right into your skin
So sweet was your surrender
We have become one
I have become my terror
And you my precious lamb and martyr.) *

I have found some kind of temporary sanity in this
shit, blood, and cum on my hands.

I’ve…come…round…full circle.
My lamb and martyr, this will be over, soon.
You look so precious.(X4)
You look so precious, now,
You look so precious…

Sober

There’s a shadow just behind me,
shrouding every step I take,
making every promise empty,
pointing every finger at me.
Waiting like a stalking butler
who upon the finger rests.
Murder now the path is must we
just because the son has come.

Jesus, won’t you fucking whistle
something but the past and done? (x2)

Why can we not be sober?
I just want to start this over.
Why can’t we dream forever?
I just want to start things over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave,
I will work to elevate you
just enough to bring you down.

Mother Mary won’t you whisper
something but the past and done. (x2)

Why can we not be sober?
I Just want to start this over.
Why can’t we sleep forever?
I Just want to start things over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave.

Trust me. Trust me. Trust me. Trust me. Trust Me.

Why can we not be sober?
I Just want to start things over.
Why can’t we sleep forever?
I Just want to start this over.

I want what I want.
I want what I want.
I want what I want.
I want what I want.

Bottom

Compassion is broken now,
my will is eroded now,
desire it is broken now,
and it makes me feel ugly.
I’m on my knees and burnin’
my piss and moans are the fuel that sets my head on fire
so smell my soul is burnin’
I’m broken, lookin’ up I see the enemy
and i have swallowed the poisons you feed me,
but I’ve survived on the poison you feed me,
leavin’ me guilt fed, hatred fed, weakness fed,
it makes me feel ugly
on my knees and burnin’
my piss and moans are the fuel that sets my head on fire
I’m dead inside

shit adds up, shit adds up, shit adds up, shit adds up at the bottom

If I let you, you would make me destroy myself.
in order to survive you, i must first survive myself.
I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you
there’s no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you.
I’ve gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain
I will use my mistakes against you, there’s no other choice
im shameless now, im nameless now, im nothing now, im no one now
but my soul must be iron ’cause my fear is naked
im naked and fearless
and my fear is naked

dead inside, dead inside, dead inside
nameless now, shameless now, nothing now, no one now
shit adds up (x4)
and you see me naked now
fearless now, naked now (x2)
shit adds up
it leaves me dead inside (x4)

hatred keeps me alive
Lonliness keeps me alive
weakness keeps me alive
guilt keeps me alive
at the bottom

Crawl Away

You crawled away from me.
Slipped away from me.
I tried to keep ahold,
but there was nothing I could say.
You slid away from me
You crept away from me
I tried to keep you down
but there was nothing I could say.
What you’re trying to say
is you don’t wanna play.
What you want and what you need
don’t mean that much to me

I can see your back is turning.
If I could I’d stick a knife in…[x2]

This is love.[x2]
This is my love for you.[x6]

Get up.

Now.

Say you won’t go.

Swamp Song

My warning meant nothing.
Youre dancing in quicksand.
Why dont you watch where youre wandering?
Why dont you watch where youre stumbling?
Youre wading knee deep and going in.
Youre wading knee deep and going in.

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks you down. down…down…down…

My warning meant nothing.
Youre dancing in quicksand.
Why dont you watch where youre wandering?
Why dont you watch where youre stumbling?
Youre wading knee deep and going in.
And you may never come back again.

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks you down.

My warning meant nothing.
Youre dancing in quicksand.
Why dont you watch where youre wandering?
Why dont you watch where youre stumbling?
Youre wading knee deep and going in.
And you may never come back again.

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks you fucker;
I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks you down.

Wandering, wandering, no one even invited you in.
Youre still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why dont you get away?
Wandering around, who let you in?
No one even invited you in.
Youre still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why dont you get out while you can?
No one told you to come!

My warning meant nothing.
Youre dancing in quicksand.
Why dont you watch where youre wandering?
Why dont you watch where youre stumbling?
Youre wading knee deep and going in.
And you may never come back again.

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
cause youre a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks you fucker
I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks, I hope it sucks you…

Undertow

Two times in.
I’ve been struck dumb by a voice that
Speaks from deep
Beneath the endless waters.
Twice as clear as heaven,
Twice as loud as reason.
Deep and rich like silt on a riverbed
And just as never ending.
The currents mouth below me, opens up around me.
Suggests and beckons all while swallowing.
Surrounds and drowns and wipes me away.

But I’m so comfortable… So comfortable.

Shut up shut up shut up shut up
You’re saturating me
How could I let this bring me
Back to my knees.

Third time in.
I’ve been baptized by a voice that
Screams from deep beneath the cold black waters.
And it’s half as high as heaven
And half as clear as reason.
It’s cold and and black like silt on the riverbed.
And just as never ending.
The currents mouth below me, opens up around me.
Suggests and beckons all while swallowing
Surrounds and drowns and wipes me away

But I’m so comfortable… Too comfortable.

Shut up shut up shut up shut up
You’re saturating me
How could I let this happen.

Why don’t you kill me,
I’m weak and numb and insignificant,
How can i let this bring me back to my knees.
Euphoria (4X)
I’m back down. I’m in the undertow.
I’m helpless and awake. I’m in the undertow.
I’ll die beneath the undertow.
There doesn’t seem no other way out of the undertow.

Euphoria.

4 Degrees

Get up and free yourself from yourself
Locked up inside you,
Like the calm beneath castles,
Is a cavern of treasures that
No one has been to.
Let’s go digging.
Bring it out to take you back in.
You won’t do what you’d like to do
Lay back and let me show you another way.
I’ll kill what you want me to,
Take what’s left and eat it.
Take all or nothing.
Life’s just too short to push it away.
Take it all.
Take it all in.
All the way in.
Let it go.
Let it go in.
You won’t feel what you’d like to feel
Lay back and let me show you another way.
If you knock me down I’ll come back running,
Knock you down,
It won’t be long now
All the way in
All the way
Take it up higher.
4 degrees warmer.
Give in now
And let me in.
You’ll like this in
Don’t pull it out.
It brings us closer than
Dying and cancer and crying
Come on.
You can take it all.
Just like that

Flood

Here comes the water.
All I knew and all I believed
Are crumbling images
That no longer comfort me.
I scramble to reach higher ground,
Some order and sanity,
Or something to comfort me.
So I take what is mine, and hold what is mine
Suffocate what is mine, and bury what’s mine.
Soon the water will come
And claim what is mine.
I must leave it behind,
And climb to a new place now.
This ground is not the rock I thought it to be.
Thought I was high, and free.
I thought I was there
Divine destiny.
I was wrong.
This changes everything
The water is rising up on me.
Thought the sun would come deliver me,
But the truth has come to punish me instead.
The ground is breaking down right under me.
Cleanse and purge me
In the water

Disgustipated

And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber. And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself. And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own midwest. And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil. One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear. And terror possesed me then. And I begged, “Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?” And the angel said unto me, “These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots! You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust.” And I sprang from my slumber drenched in sweat like the tears of one million terrified brothers and roared, “Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!” Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus.

This is necessary. (x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on……..

This is necessary.(x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life

This is necessary.(x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on……..

This is necessary.(x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on……..

This is necessary.(x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on……..

This is necessary.(x2)

Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life.

It was daylight when you woke up in your ditch. You looked up at your sky then. That made blue be your color. You had your knife there with you too. When you stood up there was goo all over your clothes. Your hands were sticky. You wiped them on your grass, so now your color was green. Oh Lord, why did everything always have to keep changing like this. You were already getting nervous again. Your head hurt and it rang when you stood up. Your head was almost empty. It always hurt you when you woke up like this. You crawled up out of your ditch onto your gravel road and began to walk, waiting for the rest of your mind to come back to you. You can see the car parked far down the road and you walked toward it. “If God is our Father,” you thought, “then Satan must be our cousin.” Why didn’t anyone else understand these important things? You got to your car and tried all the doors. They were locked. It was a red car and it was new. There was an expensive leather camera case laying on the seat. Out across your field
, you could see two tiny people walking by your woods. You began to walk towards them. Now red was your color and, of course, those little people out there were yours too.