High Noon

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lyrics

HIGH NOON

So you say that you're shackled by your unfortunate repose
To live a straight life without enemies is what you have chose
They offer a fight and you hand them a rose

Once when a fire raged you gave some lost sinner your cape
and took off in the night to return to your usual shape
The nape of your neck is accustomed to waiting

But out in the street
there are people to meet
The sky is cerulean blue

Once we were workers now were all lurkers it;s seeming
we'd rather be farming instead we are starving for meaning
Tell me once more how you're boiling and steaming

Because I'm not seeing the fruit you call "seething" devoured
It just hangs on the vine like some hard and immovable flower
Calling all heroes this is the hour

'Cause out in the street
there are people to meet
The postman is silently dancing

Once when a storm neared we boarded our windows and fled
We turned out the lights to listen to what was being said
Let's turn them on for a battle instead

For high noon is raging o'er foes who are staging a duel
They've pegged us for cowards, we've stupidly marked them for fools
Let's start trying to look mean and stop trying to look coo

'Cause out in the street
there are people to meet
The peanut vendor is smiling

Lately I'm thinking that we should be drinking a lot
of the waters and spirits that make the eyes bulge and see spots
Maybe then we can see what we've sold and we've bought

The wounds of a shepherd are shining in serpentine fire
We laugh at his homelessness -- scoff, though he may be for hire
Calling all heroes to sing like a choir

'Cause out in the street
there are people to meet
we'll turn up the heat
our hands and our feet
will pound all deceit
into the concrete
our words indiscreet
we'll shout and we'll bleat
to a steady drumbeat

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from Songs For the Anonymous, released February 21, 2013
Matt Ray -- all instruments, vocals

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