The Night

Sad, sad state
Sad state of those black, night streets
infected with eyes
their gaze, trying to suck me into the alleyways.

We try to stand out in safety
but we need to fade to grey, get lost in the night
in order to be safe in the night
But, I still stand out tonight.

Can’t believe such cold, dirt blackness
I think I need to scrub my eyes
I want to step out of my skin
I think I really want to shed these sights

But y’know this is the other half of Real
This is the Dark Side
Night falls and out crawls
those who are unwelcome in the day
Like bats and insects,
they are only seen in the darkness

These are the defectors from the system
they have lost their place in line
and this city is breathing, choking
there is no peace here
and I’m tying to figure out what it is I am missing
but the Night is so Unclear
the Night is so Unclear

Yah, I know how it is, I know exactly how it is
yah, I know how it is
Sleep through the Night, wake up to day
Forget about the Night, clean up the day
I guess if it’s out of sight, it is out of the way
who encouraged us to think in “black and white,” “day and night”
Oh,

Night is like a terrible secret you never hear in the day
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear in the day
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear, you never will hear

Night is like this city’s toilet where half the truth is flushed
but it does not go away, no it does not go away, no no

I suggest you wake up, take a walk around your city block at 2a.m.
Because I know you think this city is growing daily,
but it’s dying Nightly
Yah, I know you think this city is growing daily,
But it’s dying Nightly.Sad, sad state
Sad state of those black, night streets
infected with eyes
their gaze, trying to suck me into the alleyways.

We try to stand out in safety
but we need to fade to grey, get lost in the night
in order to be safe in the night
But, I still stand out tonight.

Can’t believe such cold, dirt blackness
I think I need to scrub my eyes
I want to step out of my skin
I think I really want to shed these sights

But y’know this is the other half of Real
This is the Dark Side
Night falls and out crawls
those who are unwelcome in the day
Like bats and insects,
they are only seen in the darkness

These are the defectors from the system
they have lost their place in line
and this city is breathing, choking
there is no peace here
and I’m tying to figure out what it is I am missing
but the Night is so Unclear
the Night is so Unclear

Yah, I know how it is, I know exactly how it is
yah, I know how it is
Sleep through the Night, wake up to day
Forget about the Night, clean up the day
I guess if it’s out of sight, it is out of the way
who encouraged us to think in “black and white,” “day and night”
Oh,

Night is like a terrible secret you never hear in the day
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear in the day
Night is like a terrible secret you never hear, you never will hear

Night is like this city’s toilet where half the truth is flushed
but it does not go away, no it does not go away, no no

I suggest you wake up, take a walk around your city block at 2a.m.
Because I know you think this city is growing daily,
but it’s dying Nightly
Yah, I know you think this city is growing daily,
But it’s dying Nightly.

Quickly
Nothing Budges

DISCOGRAPHY

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