The Absence of Lightning Before It Strikes

by Travis Alexander

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released June 16, 2016

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Track Name: You Got Away With Me (You've Got A Way With Me)
The sour sting of sleep on my teeth now that I'm awake
I've been holding all this in and I hope you can relate
Last night I tried to die again but everything's okay
Just meet me at the silhouette in 2008

You got away with me
You've got a way
You got away with me
You got away

You make me want to cut my hair, you make me want to change my life
But the guilt of the entire world is eating me alive
Think that I've become a ghost, I hit my head too many times
Over all I'm glad to find you in the afterlife
Track Name: Beware the Moon
This glue was never strong enough to keep the two of us in love when the going got rough and the going got rough or is that just a story I made up?

I would run to you now if I could but I'm afraid I would do you no good. I'm a wasted man with a heart made of burning ash and soot.

It's like I just woke up in a cell unlocked, I put myself in to stop the clocks last night when the moon was full and the silver bullets talked

I wish that we had never met
But what chance did I stand against kismet?
Now I'm faced with your oblivion
But I can't undo what's been done
Track Name: Pockets
My blood is getting thicker
I'm an ocean with no moon
I wish I could see you but I know it's just too soon
So I snuck into your house
And I slept in your bed
I let the dogs in for you
And I made sure they were fed
You're seeing red but I'm seeing blue
I got better friends than you
Have you ever laid still and kissed your head with your own fist?

If you made up your mind then get up and go.
I'm a grown man, I can handle alone.

I carry your heart with me
I've got pockets full of blood
You said one day you'd visit
Well I really wish you would
And you might not recognize me
I'm not as handsome as I was
I worried myself to death
Then I dug myself up
I wish that there was something
Some magic spell or phrase
To wash away my worried brain, to make this go away
My nights are all spent sleepless
I stay drunk during my days
Any excuse to chain smoke my life away

If you made up your mind then get up and go.
I'm a grown man, I can handle alone.
Track Name: Everyone At Once
Meet me in Baltimore outside the liquor store
I got a lot to say and it's been a while since I've seen your face
Meet me in Saginaw
Cutting through the country roads like a couple outlaws
It's cold as hell this time of year
So slam your drinks and let's get on out of here

It ain't hair of the dog if you're getting bit every night
But I ain't here to judge so do whatever makes you feel alright
And I'll do the same

Meet me in Aberdeen maybe on Halloween
We'll tramps around in leaves
And beat up kids for tricks and treats
Then meet me in Williamsburg
We'll talk about everything you hate some more
We'll shut down every bar
We'll stumble home but we'll sleep in your car

It ain't hair of the dog if you're getting bit every night
But I ain't here to judge so do whatever makes you feel alright
And I'll do the same

Meet me in Portland Maine. I almost forgot how much i love this place.
If you want to stay, we can stay. We'll start a family and throw our lives away.
Track Name: Old Wives
There's gotta be some old wives' way to keep my light shining
I'm too damn old to keep thinking about dying
Sadness is a young man's game but I just keep on playing
"Everything is cool" and other lies I keep on saying to myself
And to my friends: "The static never ends" but there's more than just one way to hold your head inside your hands.
So take a bow, come on and let it out. The devil is in your brain, you gotta drown him now.

Called my closest kin and told them they better start digging
I got a pocket full of pills and I don't know what I've been thinking
But I woke up safe and sound with a pounding headache
Oh, she's stinging.
I had a pack of smokes but now I'm out and my brain is spinning.
My teeth were grabbing radio waves and my ears were ringing
I heard my voice on your stereo and I was singing
La di da di da di da

And to my friends: "The static never ends" but there's more than just one way to hold your head inside your hands.
So take a bow, come on and let it out. The devil is in your brain, you gotta drown him now.
Track Name: A Town Called Machine
Hold your head up high
Memorize your alibi
Then ask the holy ghost to forgive your troubled mind
Grab hold of your life because here is where it starts
You'll never get inside my heart
You'll never make it out of hell alive
Track Name: Jodi Arias
You were waiting to die and I was waiting to be born
How does the night rust into the early morning?
How's that fair?
When you're not here?
You were digging your heels and I was biding both our time
Lacking my wheels, I knew the upper hand was mine
Until tomorrow
When you're full of sorry.
I didn't realize how bad you hurt
Until you started bleeding through your shirt

Hold your head up high
Memorize your alibi
Then ask the holy ghost to forgive your troubled mind
Grab hold of your life because here is where it starts
You'll never get inside my heart
You'll never make it out of hell alive

I was drinking the sky and pulling petals from bouquets
Asking god "who knows how to make love stay?"
Would you believe her? I got no answer.
I spilled my drink you didn't care so I just sang until I slept.
I woke to find your bloody fangs inside my bangs so I just wept.
Until your soul left.

Hold your head up high
Memorize your alibi
Then ask the holy ghost to forgive your troubled mind
Grab hold of your life because here is where it starts
You'll never get inside my heart
You'll never make it out of hell alive
Track Name: Younger Than You Are Now
I'll never have to know but I can't recall the color of your eyes
Dance to tapes we found in the house in which my grandma died
I looked for your name on a keychain at a highway rest stop upstate
So I think it's safe to call this love.

I'll never know the protocol with these things and damned if I'll learn to try.
Waited till you passed out on wine then I snuck outside.
I stole your credit card and bought you a brand new life
And then I went and sold it all

I always knew that I'd drink your blood
and drag your body through the muck and the mud
So I think it's safe to call this love
Track Name: The Absence of Lightning Before It Strikes
Quit pulling her dress, she ain't got no fight.
You're strung up by your feet with white Christmas lights.
You don't even know what she feels like
The absence of lightning before it strikes.
Been blacking out in all our old haunts
The barflies recognize me and they tie me in knots
Their sugary smiles keep playing our songs
Their thousands of eyes can't help but stare on

When a pale fire dies
As they're known to do
Put the pen in your mouth
and begin to chew
Until it inks your teeth
and you're doused all in blue
If heaven is real
Then you must be too

When it comes to deserving
I guess you're first in line
You're running the day while I'm run through with time
I just want to stake a claim on your mind
I'm the absence of lightning before it strikes

When a pale fire dies
As they're known to do
Put the pen in your mouth
and begin to chew
Until it inks your teeth
and you're doused all in blue
If heaven is real
Then you must be too