​sunday
Headlines on the pavement, pictures staring at my shoes, I’m stepping over Sunday blues. I hear the papers flying - the headline spies, shooting bullets, like words across the sky. Words are falling on me, pictures soaking my shoes, clouds are starting to move. Words are falling on me, clouds starting to move, I’m looking for a glimmer of truth. Coiled wires fill this junkyard town. Buried picture tubes warm the ground. Billboards float and follow me around. No matter where I hide I’m always found. Words are falling on me, pictures soaking my shoes, Clouds are starting to move. And all I can see are faces covered with coins, catching words on their tongues – staring into white noise. Pixels stealing their words, money beating their hearts, pictures fanning the flames, headlines doing their part. Buzzing right in my ear – letters starting to burn, dancing into the flames, words melting away. All the stars are satellites – they grow and glow and fly. Shooting all my thoughts across the sky. And when I get them back they’re clean and dry. My defenses crash, it happens every time. Words are falling on me, pictures soaking my shoes, clouds are starting to move. And everywhere I look are faces covered with coins, catching words on their tongues – staring into white noise. Pixels stealing their words, money beating their hearts, pictures fanning the flames, headlines doing their part. Buzzing right in my ear – letters starting to burn, dancing into the flames, words melting away. The smoke is keeping me blind when all I wanted to see was a glimmer of truth on Sunday… Sunday… Sunday… 
   
crumble and fall
Come on out tonight and make a new trail. Break bricks - drink swizzle sticks. Come on out tonight and watch it fall and we'll laugh at it all. Come on out tonight… Throw shoes at our enemies and fall flat on our knees. Punch at the air and spread our disease. Come on out tonight and watch it fall and we'll laugh at it all. Come on out tonight and watch it fall, the city and we’ll point and laugh at it all. Come on out tonight and watch it fall, the city and we’ll point and laugh at it all. It'll crumble and fall and we'll laugh at it all. It'll crumble and fall and we'll laugh at it all. ‘Cause something's brewing in my little city head, so let's break bricks and wait for the dead. Slice us up - and once or twice erupt on what I thought life would be. Slice us up - and once or twice erupt. The dust of the death makes me laugh while I sneeze… Throw shoes at our enemies and fall flat on our knees. Punch at the air and spread our disease. Come on out tonight and watch it fall and we'll laugh at it all. Come on out tonight. Come on out tonight. Come on out tonight - In this I need some camaraderie. Come on out tonight - In this I need some camaraderie. I need some camaraderie / camaraderie – come on out.
   
lost at sea
You took me walkin’ in the winter rain. ‘Til that night it was all the same. It kept me warm just to see your face. Now I’m smilin’ when I hear your name. We may go too far. Maybe that’s just who we are. I’m breathing air from your heart. You’re breaking my words apart. And we keep gettin’ close. Then just stand there and wait. I can almost taste your lips. Then we both hesitate. You and I - we could find all the things never found. You and I - we could get lost at sea. You and I - we could find all the things never found. You and I - we could get lost at sea and finally be free. I’m sure there’s science in this - this electricity. I’m watching everything shift as I’m feelin’ it in me. So how long can we deny this transparency. You keep on breakin’ my words apart and you’re still gettin’ closer to me. You and I - we could find all the things never found. You and I - we could get lost at sea. You and I - we could find all the things never found. You and I - we could get lost at sea and finally be. Free – But will we? Will we? – Will we? Or will we just watch the moments go by? Will we just watch the moments go by? Will we just watch the moments go by? Will we? Will we?

architect part 1
I’ll be the dreamer. I’ll be the realist. I‘ll be the heart and bones. Breaking under you…breathing… breathing… I’ll breathe the underflow, creep out – creep out in dreams let go. I’ll be the only one you know. I know the only way to make the moonlight stay. Don’t know how anyone could. I’ll fade the stars away – don’t know how anyone could – just to clear your way. You’ll be the only one – don’t know how anyone could – you’ll be the only one – don’t know how anyone could – anyone – you don’t know –love you. You don’t know how anyone could love you. To dream your dreams, creep out – creep out, creep out from below and watch my architect glow. I found a place in you you’d never been, discovered gracefully a key you’d never seen. I think I need – I think I need a little bit of help here. I love to dream your dreams creep out from below and watch my architect glow.

found out

You come at me and challenge everything I’ve earned. You come at me to test my strength and I am not concerned. Sliding by, sliding by – Secret plans, sliding by. And I found out… We began to search – we began to flee, lowering ourselves to depths until we couldn’t breathe. Looking up I see you pushing down on me. You never thought I’d see. But I found out - I found out. I found out - I found out. All the time moved so slowly. Changes so small I couldn’t see. I was there but you were lonely. Crossing words and hiding mystery. And I found out – I found out. Yeah I found out – I found out. We began to search – we began to flee, lowering ourselves to depths until we couldn’t breathe. Looking up I see you pushing down on me. You never thought I’d see. I found out. I found out.


silent stories
So much to tell you, but I don’t say a word. It looks as though you’ve heard. You read stories in my eyes and I can’t even offer you a compromise. I used to think I could make all your demons fly away. I used to think that all you had to do was try and try and try and… I used to think that words and truth and all that you had would hold you together and keep you together. The moon is full and it tries to lighten up – sympathize. Heavy words have been sinking all this time. But I don’t say a word – ‘cause it looks as though you’ve heard. You’ve heard – heard – heard – you’ve heard. We can’t pretend that we don’t see these words forming and never finding their way. Sinking, Sinking – pushing us away. There’s nothin’ I can say the silent stories – taking over – pushing us away.

i am why i am this way
Your leaving questions unanswered. Drowning all the seeds we planted. And while you take your new man for granted you watch me watch you – you watch me watch you. And no I’m not waiting like you think I am. Oh no - I’m not hanging on your words. I’m not even counting on all of the promises you made. ‘Cause all the words just shrink and fade. Everywhere we used to go – all the secret places that we fell for – that’s where you go with him. The frame grows. All the little memories inside are shrinking. And no I’m not waiting like you think I am. Oh no - I’m not hanging on your words. I’m not even counting on all of the promises you made ‘cause all the words just shrink and fade. And no I’m not waiting like you think I am. Oh no - I’m not hanging on your words. I’m not even counting on all of the promises you made ‘cause all the words, and memories, and pictures just shrink – all the words, and memories, and pictures just shrink – all the words, and memories, and pictures just shrink and fade. Every hour of every day the thoughts of you won’t go away. The years we had are like a cage, all I can do is weep with rage. I thought I could just walk away leaving you with all I gave. But now I circle through the days carrying the blame. I am why I am this way. I am why I am this way. I am why I am this way – I am why I am this way. I am why I am this way – I am why I am this way.
    

architect part 2
A little time is your power. A lot of time is my loss. So you can hold the hours and believe it’s for both of us. All your words have melted, little puddles turn to rust. So we listen to the traffic and let it fill the hours up for us. The quiet keeps us moving and fills us up with future thoughts. They may be the undoing of all the truths we’ve lost. Maybe we could leave the hours and all the silence and the rust. All the words and the power and all the things we think we’ve lost. And if we find each other frozen, holding on – still lost. We’ll leave the old searches broken and look for something that made us…made us…
   

still empty
Change is rustling through the trees. Storefronts are fading like the breeze. Concrete is growing in the sea, waves washing history. Change is rustling through the trees. Everything’s so different now – everything’s the same. Storefronts are fading in the breeze. Everything’s so different now – everything’s the same. Concrete is growing in the sea. Everything’s so different now – Everything’s the same. Waves washing history… Still full. Still empty. Still full. Still free. Still full. Still building. Still lost. Still clean. Still caught. Still killing. Still full of greed. Change is rustling through the trees. Change is rustling through the trees. Change. Change is rustling through the trees. Change – in every one of us. Change is rustling through the trees. Everything’s so different now. Change is rustling through the trees. Everything’s so different now. Change is rustling through the trees. Everything’s so different now. Change – change. Everything’s so different now. Everything’s the same.



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​​Bill Budd