THIS MEANS EVERYTHING

by Kirk Adams

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1.
Weather Vane 03:26
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
2.
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?
3.
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 Chorus Inside I want to scream But I know it won't change anything So I'll have a drink, and sing And let ig 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 Chorus
4.
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
5.
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 Casting 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
6.
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
7.
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 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
8.
Animal 03:36
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
9.
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

credits

released February 5, 2021

Kirk Adams - Vocals, guitars, keyboards, loops and effects
Ashley Galbraith - Bass
Joey Interrante - Drums
Larue Nickelson - Guitar lead and ambient on "How Black Is The Night"
Matt Walker - Guitar Lead and rhythm on "Animal" and "Time For The Show"
Mark Cunningham - Organ and Wurlitzer on "Time For The Show"
Kaleigh Baker - Harmonies on "Time For The Show"

Recorded at Hideaway Recording Studio St. Pete FL by John Kelly
with additional recording at Mystic Orb and The Bakery

Mastered at Creative World Studio by George Harris

Cover art: Ed Woltil

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