THIS MEANS EVERYTHING

WEATHER VANE

Watching the sky
A rooster at midnight
Over the houses
Out of reach out of sight

Weather vane
Which way does the wind blow?
Tell me I must know, weather vane

It's a sign of the times
A time for last dances
Melody fading
Out of luck out of chances

Weather vane
Which way does the wind blow?
Tell me I must know, weather vane

Who will be riding that dark dirty wind?
Pulling the house up by the roots
The water will rise and cover the land
Washing us off it's black boots

HOW BLACK IS THE NIGHT?

Push it away
Push it away
There's too many black crows
In the cornfield today
I feel like a key
On the tail of a kite
How white is the moon?
How black is the night?

3 AM
3 AM
A signpost spinning in
The whistling wind
I need a shelter
'Til the morning light
How white is the moon?
How black is the night?

Hat on a chair
Hat on a chair
There used to be someone sitting
Right over there
She was a picture
Such a beautiful sight
How white is the moon?
How black is the night?

THIS MEANS EVERYTHING

I wanna feel dark wings around me
I wanna vanish down a hole
And emerge in loving sunlight
Have the wicked riddles scattered from my soul


Okay
This means everything
It's a shame
I let you down
Anyway
This means everything
Wishing you were still around

What is real and what's illusion
My mind swings from side to side
I can't come to a conclusion
When dreams of light and darkness collide

Okay
This means everything
It's a shame I let you down
Anyway
This means everything
Wishing you were still around

Inside I want to scream
But I know it won't change anything
So I'll have a drink, and sing
And let it go, for one more night

I wanna put my arms around you
I wanna remember what it's like
Is it possible to feel you
Conjure you on this old lonely night

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Nobody's worried 'bout the sky turning black
The hole in the sidewalk or the smoke from the crack
Is it anybody's fault when the lines get crossed?
And you're too tired to worry 'bout the lives we've lost

It's okay, look away
There ain't nothing to see here

There's a mouth in your mind spitting out a stench
And the clown from the party is sleeping on the bench
The lady down the street nailed her windows shut
Now her daughter can't sleep 'cause there's a bulldog in her gut

It's okay, look away
There ain't nothing to see here

There's an eye in the clouds and rats in the walls
The free world is for sale and the unknown calls
There's a viper in the Big House breathing poison and lies
In the war on humanity everybody dies

It's okay, look away
There ain't nothing to see here

TIME FOR THE SHOW

The moon's a white spotlight
It's time for the show
Lookin' for high times
In the land of the low

Ride a wild owl
Through the canyons of the street
The angels and the devils
Are out walking their beat

There's bourbon in the water
I'm howling like a dog
The circus train's arriving
In a dopamine fog

It's time for the show

Let's cast a spell
So dark and so deep
Gets inside your brain
And won't let you sleep
You just can't believe
All the things that you've heard
Like the sound of a freight train
Coming out of a bird

It's time for the show

THE ROOM WHERE MAY CRIED

The silence in this house still disturbs me
Every time I read or write there's emptiness
This living room's too large and hasn't seen much living
An empire now fallen with it's lost empress

The room where May cried

Memory is funny but not in a laughing way
When it's urgent to remember it always fails
But if there's an error in your past that you'd like to hide away
Something always digs it up unearthing every last detail

The room where May cried

To get away with murder would be much easier
Than to get away with cheating on my sweet May
But desire is a devil with lies all of his own
And I was too stupid or too weak to turn and chase it

The room where May cried away

DEAD END SIGN

You can't redeem me
Can you understand
When I had my chance
The devil held my hand

I'm a dead end sign
On a one way street
I'm a dead end sign
Stay away from me
I'm a dead end sign

I went mad for a time
I couldn't see the light
I went looking for a halo
in the dark of the night

I'm a dead end sign
On the wrong side of town
I'm a dead end sign
You don't want me around
I'm a dead end sign

Like a magnet and steel
A moth to the flame
If the feeling is real
You don't need a name

ANIMAL

If I was an animal
I'd prowl all night
I'd fuss and fight
Til the morning light

If I was an animal
I'd sleep around
Eat what I found
Lying on the ground

And when I dreamed of you
I'd wonder where you were
And when I met you
I'd would wonder where you'd been
I'd cover up my skin
And shave my fur
And when I lost you
I'd go back into the woods again

If I was an animal
I'd smell good to me
Not to everybody
Probably live in a tree

If I was an animal
I wouldn't feel at home
Among the glass and stone
I'd live all alone

And when I dreamed of you
I'd wonder where you were
And when I met you
I'd would wonder where you'd been
I'd cover up my skin
And shave my fur
And when I lost you
I'd go back into the woods again

TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Two and a half minutes to midnight
And the mad dog will shake off his chain
The pickets of the fence will be flying
And the sky become a sickening stain
Two and a half minutes to midnight

Two and a half minutes to midnight
And the fire will take a room downtown
Black buildings dancing in the glowing
And there won't be any hecklers around
Two and a half minutes to midnight

And everyone will stay where they are
In front of the TV or sitting in their car
Nobody's gonna notice, nobody's gonna riot
Will be loud for a time then oh so quiet
Two and a half minutes to midnight

Two and a half minutes to midnight
And the ash is gonna fall like snow
There won't be any time for counting
There won't be anywhere to go
Two and a half minutes to midnight


All Songs Kirk Adams 2021

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