Sacred Strays

by Sacred Strays

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released 06 November 2014

Recorded at Double Phelix Studios

Engineers: A. Catlin, B. Lau, J. Lucas, and K. Pritchard

Mastered at La Luna Recording & Sound by I. Gorman

Cover art by T. Tucker

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Track Name: Right On The Money
Hold it higher, your divider, the magnifier of your holes.
That decider, the desire to acquire some unknown,
Best when it’s left alone,
Yes, death is best when it’s left alone.

‘Cause you’re right on the money when you love me,
Yes, you’re right on the money when you love.
‘Cause you’re right on the money when you love me,
Yes, you’re right on the money when you love,
Me.

Your pacifier, death-defier, multiplier’s growing old,
That subscriber’s none-the-wiser,
Just a buyer of some unknown.
Best when it’s left alone,
Yes death is best when it’s left alone.

‘Cause you’re right on the money when you love me,
Yes, you’re right on the money when you love,
‘Cause you’re right on the money when you love me,
Yes, you’re right on the money when you love,
Me.
Track Name: Second Rate
(I flaunt, I taunt, I want.
I want, I want, I want you to love me.)

Uptown or underground (I know),
Your ego’s heavily-pet (even so),
You say when and I’ll say ‘no’.

Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re tryin’ too late, step aside,
Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re trying too late.

(I flaunt, I taunt, I want,
I want, I want, I want you to love me.)

It’s not devout (your love),
Bold, italic, and crossed out (with)
D – O – U- B- T , doubt,

Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re tryin’ too late, step aside,
Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re trying too late.

You gave up one of the finer things in life, crude blood.
We made up one of the finer things in life,
Crude blood’s lost but there’s another way to say it,
It rots in adult parts,
My love, when I was gonna give it you went off and did it,
You were breaking my heart.

(I flaunt, I taunt, I want.
I want, I want, I want you to love me.)

The conclusion I drew,
There’s me, there is you,
So with no further ado,

Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re tryin’ too late, step aside,
Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re trying too late, step aside,
Your love is second rate ‘cause you’re trying too late.
Track Name: Cutters
All of the cutters are cleaning out their cuts,
All of us others are covered up.
I was given the wrong impression,
Endorphin misdirection.

You can love and be no better,
You can love and be no better off.
Be no better off.

All of my lovers have me coiled in a crowd,
All undercover and are centered in me now,
I always group the wrong weapons,
I always loop the wrong obsessions.
Like how innocent life could be,
How it would be enough,
She finds a minor emergency in a cut,
You can love and be no better off.

You can love and be no better,
You can love and be no better off.
Be no better off.

You can open me for what you need,
Stow your hope in me for what you need.

You can love and be no better,
You can love and be no better off.
Be no better off.
Track Name: Detroit Diamonds
There’s some old wine beneath a stop-sign,
And a memory where Gratiot divides,
There’s a crash that I feel and when the tires peel, it reminds me,
It reminds me,

Her tears were like Detroit diamonds glistening,
Detroit diamonds gathered at her feet,
And now I can’t even walk the street,
Without hearing Detroit diamonds shattering.

I can feel that darkness has got her, uh-huh,
Deep in its arms tonight,
And the moon looks most sweet as it flushes the cheeks of Midwest daughters.

She said if you’re gonna love you gotta wait awhile (wait awhile),
You gotta wait awhile (wait awhile) for fate,
Said if you’re gonna love you better walk the mile (walk the mile),
So I’ll wait awhile though it’s too late.

‘Cause what good’s a diamond mine if there’s no light in her?
And that diamond of mine there is no light in her,
But when she hurt,

Her tears were like Detroit diamonds glistening,
Detroit diamonds gathered at her feet,
And now I can’t even walk the street,
Without hearing Detroit diamonds sha-a-a,
Without hering Detroit diamonds, sha-a-a,
Detroit diamonds shattering.
Track Name: Parks of Darkness
Lungs wet thought my best guardian angel dismounted,
Wings pinned against the blessed archangels of the fountain,
And I felt it in my chest, what the waters harness,
You could drown of emptiness in those parks of darkness.

And up your arched inseam the cannibals are crawling,
Into your pleasantries the head-hunters are jawing,
Animal in me another body alters,
Heavenly body modification conquers.

I’ve daydreamed scenes in some form of surrender,
Some shape-shift in me but I’m just a bender,
Dreams still flicker in my mind on bus seat mornings,
When the cold smokestack glass is all my cheeks absorbing.

And somewhere in my mind it’s all so well entwined,
But I’m not well aligned,
My dreams aren’t well defined.
I just don’t know where to pay, I just don’t know where to pray.
I just don’t know where to pay, I just don’t know where to pray,
I just don’t know where today, I just don’t know where to pay.
Track Name: Young Love
Nonchalance,
Young love what’s the fuss?
In the life we knew it withdrew it abandoned us.
Dripping in polka-dot, time dried the forget-me-nots,
You say you’re you but where’s your proof?
What’s the fuss?
Blessed tremblings are passé.

But I just wanna say if young love got delayed,
That I’m still here today if young love got delayed.

Adulthood’s when you see true loves scarcity,
Through acute sense of doom, matrimony,
Exiting nonchalance, adulthood’s for the freaks and rust,
You say you’re you but where’s your proof?
What’s the fuss?
Blessed trembling are passé.

But I just wanna say if young love got delayed,
That I’m still here today if young love got delayed.
Track Name: Mistake #1
And when I read between the lines of your song, you always turn to me and tell me that I'm wrong.
Track Name: Ghostly
Oh why do you treat,
Treat me so ghostly,
like I’m haunting the room,
When I’m still alive and I am mostly,
Mostly dying for you.

We find our designs in other’s eyes,
But we’re so elusive to two,
And I’m here in plain sight,
So why do I feel entombed?

Why do you treat, treat me so ghostly?
With embalmed tenderness,
When you’re so alive while I wait posthumously,
For your deathless kiss

Deep in a dream, funny,
I’ve seen apperitions of you,
And I’m haunted at your side,
Like some pale-faced love-sick fool.

So why do you treat,
Treat me so ghostly?
Like I’m haunting the room.
When I’m still alive and I am mostly,
Mostly dying (ahhh),
Mostly dying (ahhh),
Mostly dying for you.
Track Name: Magnetize
Let’s go let go of our memories,
Let’s go let go of what’s hid underneath,
Let’s go let go into polarity tonight.
Oh, love abducts us dreamy eyed,
And lust abducts us synchronized,
Our brand new crushes stupefy,
We become magnetized.

Magnetize

Oh, life abducts us as its prize,
And death abducts us vilified,
Seduction dresses in disguise,
We become magnetized.
So let’s go let go of our memories,
Let’s go let go unmistakably,
Let’s go let go into polarity tonight.
Become magnetized

Magnetize
Track Name: Cadaver Dry-eyed
Cadaver dry-eyed and the nose bleed woke me,
Father dies in the split-end son,
I only dreamt of the scream though it broke me,
And I wonder what my guardian angels become.

The car alarm theft, silhouettes lofting over me,
Fierce forms that formerly welcomed me home,
In curtains obscured but they learnt more importantly,
That friends are just the best strangers you’ve known.

Yeah, friends around here are a dying thing,
I should know, or shouldn’t I girl?
I’ll look at the stranger as you turn on me,
As you’re yelling retreat to the world,
He’s no good all he does is unfurl,
As you’re yelling retreat to the world.
Track Name: Cotton Snow Angels
Oh how time gets when you exit your dress and the cotton snow angels are born.
On the day you came to shore you were like all the others.

How breath sets when it exits your chest and the cotton snow angels are warmed,
Of all the days to be so sure you were like all the others.

Forevermore, forevermore, forevermore, forevermore,
You are like all the others

Just a black tide down the shoreline of your salt face,
An unadorned shadow form these sheets trace.

Oh how time gets when you exit your dress and the cotton snow angels are born.
Track Name: Caught In Your Jaws
What’s caught in your jaws collapses the night,
Technicolored tongues spit glittered and nice,
I won’t disrobe your meadow, no,
Your slight of hand’s polite
But hands can’t command what a trembling invites.

How we appear so warped within our clothes,
Our mothers dropped us here with nowhere to go.

And now it hangs over me and you the violet turbulence of night,
Our pump is spitting out of the moon every tear we’ve ever cried,
Someday every water drop will have run through an eye,
So I stick my tongue out to catch yours and you bring yours to cradle mine.

What’s caught in your jaws collapses the night.
Track Name: Summer Ain't Forever
Summer Ain’t Forever

Even morning’s infernal shadows are lined with golden rays,
And you can bet they will be the darkest of the days,
Something you can count on when you wake up weeping Ma.

Oh our darlin’ I still see you you’re always smiling home,
I’d gladly trade that day for any dead thing bone for bone,
But summer ain’t forever; I thought I knew you’d never go.

Even mourning’s infernal shadows are lined with golden rays,
And you can bet they will be the darkest of the days,
Something you can count on when you wake up weeping Pa.