The Devil in your Head

by Dressed for the Occasion

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released February 3, 2015

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Track Name: Fly By Night
I got an angel to my right
and a lawyer to my left
and my god its gettin' hard to tell
which one will suit me best
I got a gun tucked in my pocket
Her picture on my locket
and my time is getting thin
I hear 'em countin' down from ten

I gotta fly by night, fly by night
My blood is running cold 
and I've got nowhere left to go
I gotta fly by night, fly by night
the weight upon my shoulders 
is getting far too hard to hold

We've got a problem here
my heart was built on fear
my foots down on the gas
but theres no wheel for me to steer
I've got on a perfectly good suit
but i'm wearing the wrong shoes
i'm solving all of the wrong mysteries
with all of the wrong clues

I feel emaciated and ostracized
I pretend to be a cat
but i've got a crocodiles eyes
now with my leg pressin' the pedal
and my hand grippin' cold metal
I've got a meeting I can't miss
I've got a dance with the devil

I gotta fly by night, fly by night
My blood is running cold 
and I've got nowhere left to go
I gotta fly by night, fly by night
the weight upon my shoulders 
is getting far too hard to hold

So darling rest your head
lay back in your bed
I promise things will be better
when the sun rises
oh darling rest your head
lay back in your bed
I swear that things will be better
when the sun rises 
I've gotta fly by night
Track Name: Simple Life
Give me the trees back in my life
I wanna see the stars at night
I wanna roll down my windows on a long back road

and I want the grassy rolling hills
I wanna drive by the paper mill
on my way back home from a day of fighting for my meal

Give me my cold river to swim
Give me back my deep woods
and my great white mountains
get me off this carnival ride
and give me back my simple life

Well I wanna ride my bike for miles
without seeing a single car 
I wanna have myself too many drinks
at my favorite dive bar
I wanna throw myself the biggest
goddamn party you've seen
in my back yard

I wanna relax and enjoy
the silence for once 
instead of hearing those sirens
and those angry bus drivers
how i'd love to find my way
out of this push and shove

Give me my cold river to swim
Give me back my deep woods
and my great white mountains
get me off this carnival ride
and give me back my simple life
Oh give me back my life

Oh can I hold on forever?
Oh can I hold on for good?
Oh can I hold on forever?
Oh can I hold on for good?
I feel my knuckles getting weak 
and my fingers are splintering like wood

Give me my cold river to swim
Give me back my deep woods
and my great white mountains
get me off this carnival ride
and give me back my simple life
Oh give me back my life
Track Name: While We're Alone
while we're alone 
in the back of your skull
I'd like to take some time
to introduce myself
I am your reason for lust 
your desire to sin
I am the twinkle in your eye
that makes 'em think you're innocent

Well you're a pretty little girl
you got your head on straight 
you got your ducks in a row
at least you make them think
not a thing in the world
the girl could do wrong 
but they've never seen you 
put your little black dress on

You gotta make 'em scream
you're toxic you're an irresistible disease
you gotta make 'em cry
you're love is too expensive 
for their cheap hearts to buy

oh you're a lion, a black widow
oh you're a thief, you're a contract killer
oh you're a dangerous vixen
body straight out of fiction
It's time you got to know yourself 

while we're alone 
in the back of your skull
I'd like to take some time
to introduce myself
I am your reason for lust 
your desire to sin
I am the twinkle in your eye
that makes 'em think you're innocent

oh you're a lion, a black widow
oh you're a thief, you're a contract killer
oh you're a dangerous vixen
body straight out of fiction
It's time you got to know yourself 

I wanna make you go crazy
I wanna drive you insane
I wanna watch you pull the hairs
out the top of your head
I wanna feel your beautiful brain 

oh you're a lion, a black widow
oh you're a thief, you're a contract killer
oh you're a dangerous vixen
body straight out of fiction
It's time you got to know yourself 
Track Name: Midnight Sky
Well I sat aside a blazing field
and watched it as it burned

The sky was firing lightning bolts 
at its precious mother earth
the trees were tumbling 
as if to try to run away
and in the howling of the wind
I swear I heard somebody say

My names the Midnight sky
and I've come to show you 
what it is I do for fun
I shoot fire from my eyes
because I love the looks
on your clueless little faces as you run
I am the Midnight sky
and I've come to bring you 
a little closer to the end
I'll take you on a ride
show you whats outside 
of that little box you've been living in

Because I've witnessed every one of y'all
tip-toeing down loud noisy halls
I see you as you creep along 
I take account of every flaw
I like to darken rooms and alter moods
In general I like being cruel
I'll take you out of your shell 
and bring you straight to hell
all by the minute the clock strikes twelve

I'm the Midnight sky
and I've come to show you 
what it is I do for fun
I shoot fire from my eyes
because I love the looks
on your clueless little faces as you run
I am the Midnight sky
and I've come to bring you 
a little closer to the end
I'll take you on a ride
show you whats outside 
of that little box you've been living in 

I'm the Midnight Sky

Well my name is Midnight 
and don't you dare wear it out
or I'll make sure its the last two syllables
you ever shout
I'll be the reason that you 
shake and shiver in your bed
that nightmare that sticks
to the back of your head
all the trends that you follow 
or the pills that you swallow
to make it all go smooth
will soon be meaningless

Im the Midnight Sky
Track Name: Doctor
Doctor, oh doctor
would you please fix me up
I feel like damaged goods
like a broken down truck

doctor, oh doctor
could you make me brand new
could you get this heart beating
polish up these old shoes
I am falling down the steep steps of life
and I could use myself a solid spit-shine

and I would be much obliged
If I could just return this dead brain of mine
in fact I think I would be fine 
If you just left me hollow inside

doctor, oh doctor
could you tell me what's wrong 
with this sick head of mine
doctor, oh doctor
do you think this will all pass with time

could you give me some good news
give me a positive diagnosis
maybe even try something new
whether it be surgery or hypnosis

because that light at the end of the tunnel
it just keeps gettin' brighter
and lifes referees just keep punchin' me out
I've never been a strong fighter

and I would be much obliged
If I could just return this dead brain of mine
in fact I think I would be fine 
If you just left me hollow inside

so keep your pretty ears glued
and I will keep singin' these sad songs for you 
oh keep your pretty ears glued
and I will keep playin' the blues for you
because it's all I can do
Track Name: Road Worn Shoes
I've got miles of ocean
a thousand acres of stone
before I reach my destination
before I crawl home

I got a mountain to climb
I got a soul to find
Hell I've got north and south Carolina 
on my mind

I got a railroad map
and with any luck 
it might help me stay on track
I got a sore neck
from always facing forward
I aint ever turnin' back 

I got a real fierce case 
of the homesick blues
and I use it to move my road-worn shoes
my road-worn shoes

now I could stumble
oh I could shake
hell, both my legs
might even crumble and break
but I aint come across a bit of pain
this body couldn't take

I could get hit by a truck
I could catch myself 
a real bad string of luck
but I swear to god 
I'm gonna die 
standing straight up

I got a railroad map
and with any luck 
it might help me stay on track
I got a sore neck
from always facing forward
I aint ever turnin' back 

I got a real fierce case 
of the homesick blues
and I use it to move my road-worn shoes
my road-worn shoes

I got a whole world to see
and I don't care about the devil
standin' in front of me
I got a paradise in sight
so until I get home
keep burnin' that porch light

I got a railroad map
and with any luck 
it might help me stay on track
I got a sore neck
from always facing forward
I aint ever turnin' back 

I got a real fierce case 
of the homesick blues
and I use it to move my road-worn shoes
my road-worn shoes
Track Name: Rest Your Bones
go rest your bones little girl
you've had a hard day out in the world
pick up your feet, Peggy C.
watch everybody from your color T.V. 

well she's had a cold hard day
stuck at the mercy of her type-A ways
she's had a million things to say
but not a single soul dare spare her the space 

she's got a limp right side 
cataracts in both eyes
a battle-axe is what they call her
behind her back

she's been a slave to the maze
for 27,300 days
she's been a victim of the system
since she learned how to listen 
putting everything towards that raise

she's just a bad seed 
that's what they made her believe 
and then they tossed her down the well
fed her to the machine

she's not a valuable part
a disposable heart
she's got one more punch
before she fills up her card  

so go rest your bones little girl
you've had a hard day out in the world
pick up your feet, Peggy C.
watch everybody from your color T.V. 
go rest your bones

well she goes back and forth
and listens for the slam of the door
on her hollow front porch
she's waitin' for a man
whose havin' one night stands
all over east, west, south & north

She's just a moment away 
from losin' comprehension
oh yeah and she's a drunk
did I forget to mention
that she can't relax 
until she's tippin' one back
let's have a round of applause 
for the lady in the burlap sack

so go rest your bones little girl
you've had a hard day out in the world
pick up your feet, Peggy C.
watch everybody from your color T.V. 
go rest your bones

Oh you've had it hard

so rest your eyelids, and listen
for the sirens of perfect silence
Track Name: Silver & Gold
I say we televise the rules
watch the courtrooms flood with fools
drownin' in a pool of their own sweat

March 'em through the streets
watch 'em shufflin' their feet
give 'em holiday that they won't soon forget

Oh shackle 'em in chains
and take away their names
beet 'em to the punch at their own game

villains, tricksters, swindlers, swine
sorry boys it's feedin' time
the bell for you is just about to chime

bring out your soul
your silver and gold
it's time for you to repay what you owe
you've gotten off too long switchin' right and wrong
its time for you to reap what you sew 

Terrified, terrified 
I guess thats how it feels inside
a body thats got nowhere left to hide

oh all alone, all alone
I hear that's how the story goes
livin' by the book your rifle wrote

oh memorize your scars
and count your lucky stars
these fair citizens have lifted up the bar

now lets count one, two, three, four
it's time for us to even out the score

bring out your soul
your silver and gold
it's time for you to repay what you owe
you've gotten off too long switchin' right and wrong
its time for you to reap what you sew 
Track Name: I'm Bad News
I am a liar and I am a thief
I'll steal your shoes
out from under you
and make you feel 

like I swept you off of your feet

I am two-faced
and I am a cheat
I'll put on a nice bluff 
like I'm playing fair and always keep 
a couple of cards up my sleeve

I am sleezy
and I am dirt
I'll pull your heart out of your chest 
with a spell and pawn it off
for whatever its worth

whoa-oh-oh-oh
Don't come close
whoa-oh-oh-oh
don't come close
because I wouldn't wish this upon anyone
you'd be better off if you left me alone

I'll take you on fancy dates
and present you with fancy things
then I'll never talk to you again

I'll construct bridges out of clay
tell everybody that they're safe
and watch them plummet to their graves

I'll make a billion promises
and I won't follow through with them 
I'll teach you of disappointment

I'll steal your car
and leave you in the dark
I wont tip the tender of the bar
I'll rob change from a homeless man

whoa-oh-oh-oh
Don't come close
whoa-oh-oh-oh
don't come close
because I wouldn't wish this upon anyone
you'd be better off if you left me alone

Well I've kept this hidden
from the public eye
oh I stay masterfully disguised
you'll never really know 
whats on my mind

and I'll keep you hidden from the truth
inside a luxurious room
complete with a magnificent view

and I'll rob you blind right on the spot
take you for everything you've got
and all you'll be able to do is watch

whoa-oh-oh-oh
Don't come close
whoa-oh-oh-oh
don't come close
because I wouldn't wish this upon anyone
you'd be better off if you left me alone
Track Name: The Devil's Rodeo
Somewhere out in a western desert
as far out as you can go
you're gonna take a left as you pass forever 
only ten more miles or so
when you get there you'll know

You'll see a gate with a man
holding out his hand
signaling to take it slow
and he'll say with a grin
as the sky goes dim
welcome to the devil's rodeo

we got thrills
we got chills
we got terrifying spills
we got women as hot as fire
we got any kind of action your looking for 
we got your hearts deepest desire
There's a gentleman's duel
about to take place in the center of the ring
and a man's about to dive into a whiskey jar 
from the top of some rickety scaffolding

So leave your coat at the door
and put your hat on the rack
don't be afraid but don't try to relax
this isn't just a figment of your imagination

oh take a breath of fresh air
and try hard not to care
don't pick any fights
and it's best not to stare
out here it's easy to go missin' 
without an explanation 

we got thrills
we got chills
we got terrifying spills
we got women as hot as fire
we got any kind of action your looking for 
we got your hearts deepest desire
There's a gentleman's duel
about to take place in the center of the ring
and a man's about to dive into a whiskey jar 
from the top of some rickety scaffolding


well theres a bull riding match
in an hour and a half
and a knife throwing contest
comes right after that
then everyone will gather 'round 
for the main event

so grab an old pair of clothes
no need to powder your nose
this is the place where anything goes
welcome to the devil's rodeo

we got thrills
we got chills
we got terrifying spills
we got women as hot as fire
we got any kind of action your looking for 
we got your hearts deepest desire
There's a gentleman's duel
about to take place in the center of the ring
and a man's about to dive into a whiskey jar 
from the top of some rickety scaffolding

somewhere out in a western desert
as far out as you can go
you're gonna take a left as you pass forever 
only ten more miles or so
when you get there you'll know