In Best of War & Love 2004.2007 -LP

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In Best of War & Love 2004-2007

by Eric Vain

Released 2007
Released 2007
  • 00:44
    Prayer For Thee End
  • 01:56 Lyrics
    Dance With Your Dead

    I hold your hand
    Dance with your dead
    You help me breathe
    I shake and sing GLORIA
     
    Dance with your dead

  • 02:14 Lyrics
    This Is How I'll Break Your Heart

    Sunday we ache with smiles, opening our coffin
    Wednesday we fill with style, romance, love and devotion  
    This is how we tear apart
    The attraction that we start

    This is how we play the part
    On how we’ll break the heart  
    Tuesday we fuck in the familiar places and surroundings
    Thursday is peculiar we drink heavy and talk about our death  

    This how we bleed the part
    To give end a head start
    This is how we tear apart
    This how I’ll break your heart

  • 03:53 Lyrics
    Joy

    Famously I walk these streets
    Smell the vomit and poor disease
    Preacher on the corner vacantly
    Glazed are his eyes talking to me  

    “Oh, give it joy!”  

    Kept on walking as he shook his fists
    His clothing stains of whiskey and piss
    The dirt on his face and humble lips
    Faintly speak to me, remember kid  

    “Oh, give it joy!”  

    Hey! Hey! Why the hell am I living here?  

    “Oh, give it joy!”

  • 03:15 Lyrics
    God Has Left This House!

    Hey there now that you’re in my car
    Take care of that thing called heart  

    Say you’ll stay and I’ll be your empire
    Taste my way and I’ll be a good liar
    Stay afraid and I’ll fill your fire
    Please on knees and I will be desired  

    Not anywhere you can escape now
    Face this God has left this house  

    Say you’ll stay and I’ll be your empire
    Tame this shame and I keep you high
    Hey, I say when you are divine
    State your plead and I will be desired  

    In any day there’s no way to turn
    You’ll stay even though it hurts

  • 04:05 Lyrics
    What Hell

    I anathematized
    In many ways to sing
    A choking clockwork
    That means not a thing  

    Oh, I don’t think we’ll be friends - No  

    I cannot sympathize
    In more than one way
    What the hell I’m after
    Backward I stay  

    Oh, I don’t think we’ll be friends - No

  • 03:11 Lyrics
    Queer

    And he groans with his moans through his needs as a queer
    And he wails in his dreams when he cries as a queer  

    I want more. I want more, more than this
    Give me more  

    And he loves when he cums inside them as a queer
    When he talks he bites his nails to hides his hands as a queer  

    I want more. I want more, more than this
    Give me more  

    Oh how could they love you like I do, I do yeah

  • 02:17 Lyrics
    His Children

    Gonna take that man to the top of the city!
    Gonna swear his name won’t give him no pity!  

    Gonna show him how his children live
    Gonna show him how his children give
    Gonna show him what his world once said
    Gonna show how man’s kingdoms dead  

    Gonna take my hand to the road of glory?
    Gonna swear my God this isn’t your story?  

    Gonna show him how his children kill
    Gonna show him all the children ill
    Gonna show what state his nature’s in
    Gonna shed some tears and see some sin

  • 02:26 Lyrics
    Alleluia

    The crowds go mad
    I see sixteen body bags
    God, what a ride I’m gonna feel tonight?
    “Off with her head!” chants the man. “Deader woman!”
     
    I made it swear that it won’t take my heart there
    I made it swear that I am no Father who walks on water here
     
    The masses stampede
    There are eyes to feed
    God, what a sight I’m going to see tonight?
    “Next to behead!” chants the man. “Deader woman!”
     
    I made it swear that it won’t take my heart there
    I made it swear that it won’t take back these years
    I made it swear that it won’t take my heart there
    I made it swear that I am no other who kills his brother here

  • 03:26 Lyrics
    In The Rafters

    Oh Jackie, I never felt so alive
    When I let you fall were you holding tight?
    Guess I’ll never really know
    But oh Jackie did u see the light?
     
    “I heard voices, like woman and children singing not far away.
    I tell you it scared me, but the louder it brought, it made tears run down my face.”
     
     “La la dadada”, they sang
     
    Oh Jackie, I thought I’d die
    When I saw your cold white body below
    “My wicked heart!” (While trembling) “Oh Christ!”
    But oh Jackie did you see a light?
     
    “I heard voices, like woman and children singing not far away.
    I tell you it scared me, but the louder it brought, it made tears run down my face.”
     
    “La la dadada”, they sang

  • 02:32 Lyrics
    Dear Paramour,

    (This is a song for all the lovers out there)
     
    And in one final hour I’ll leave your crocheted world
    Leave you moping before sun-rising To shed off pseudo desire abiding
    One last weep for your melancholy’s
    Two adieus or farewells
    Three kisses for all my failures
    Four cries for fucking postcard memoirs
     
    Oh, Dear paramour, I am no more
    Dear paramour, utterly stale and truly yours
     
    One last pen for my beloved
    Yeah, this last pen – yeah, I write to you
    Endowed with a guillotine
    To hollow out my easy ability
    One last awaited departure
    Two witnesses for the heartache
    Three lashes to drive the nails in
    Four last words to implicate the genius
     
    Oh, Dear paramour, I am no more
    Dear paramour, utterly pale and sickly scorned
     
    In one more hour I’ll leave you

  • 03:26 Lyrics
    Her Glory

    I step outside the history I own
    Put on a sheet to wear - my holy ghost
    The trial ends.
    The mission sends me home
    The role of thunder’s curiously glow
     
    So I killed the father figure in you
     
    The stench of this post-mortem air
    And the minions that stand linger there
    Raised to define the things that stunt my growth
    And the vile need
    To let it eat me whole
     
    And I kill the father figure in you
     
    And we all praise her
    Her Glory

  • 04:34 Lyrics
    (And Stories Of) Beautiful Lives

    You touch at my flesh but I no longer feel familiar
    There is a hole. See where I bury my behavior
    It’s a lonely ghost that haunts a peculiar state I fall though
    I don’t know how the hell that I am there
     
    You are what I could fear
     
    A train of death No derail - tracks are built like a god
    Glory perspired and is stripped with all my red, red, red blood
    There is a hole where signs point toward surrender
    Though I don’t know how the hell I could ever end it here
     
    Suppose you’re I what fear
     
    Run under hills into my hole
    This is the place that I call home

  • 02:30 Lyrics
    The Moon, The Stars, And The Blood On The Gravel

    We watch the cities burn first. Then comes the country flame
    We see all flags rising but they no longer state their fame
    We feel the ground trembling mad and hear a loud trumpet play
    Some say it’s Jesus Christ and some say it’s just the rain  

    Well hallelujah  

    We smell the rotting hole where we once toasted champagne
    We yell the common call. “I saw another dead angel today.”
    We hear the thunders moan and we hear its belly ache
    Some say it’s God himself. Some say it’s just his pain  

    Well hallelujah

  • 02:58 Lyrics
    24 Hours, 17 Minutes

    Like a child so impatiently
    Like a boy who misses his dad
    I would cry until I got my way
    I wound miss you more than that
     
    24 hours, 17 minutes
    I spent in your brick apartment
    I fell in love and it’s trembling sober
    And it’s something I should have said
     
    Like a crime so influential
    Like a faith that woken all paths
    I would steal, cheat and murder
    I would believe in you more than that
     
    24 hours, 17 minutes
    I spent in your brick apartment
    Days thereafter are all colder
    And it’s something I should have said
     
    And it will leave me a little dead

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    Crawl

    Yes, I am breathing here yet another day
    My words mean nothing compared to the weight
    Of loneness I still use as bait
    To then trap myself inside as
     
    You hold me up yet it’s still too late
    You shut me up and I still hesitate
    You keep me close yet I’m failing to stay
    You are what I’ll miss most anyway
     
    Yes, I use to be much stronger then afraid
    My mind means nothing compared to the fate
    Of ode fullness I use as ways
    To then loosen the dirt I return as
     
    You hold me up yet it’s still too late
    You shut me up and I still hesitate
    You keep me close yet I’m failing to stay
    You are what I’ll miss most anyway

  • 04:39 Lyrics
    Down (You Always Led Me)

    You made a change in mind
    When in all and all there’s too much thinking
    I realize the “why” is questioning the knowledge of
    A man - I think I am just before I forget A hand - I think I take for my sour defenses
     
    Oh, you always let me down now
     
    And clinically we try
    To wash the feet in clean disease
    Did I mention I’d lie?
     Even though I adapt quickly too
    A man - I think I am just before we do a dare and build us A land - happiness speaks to live with danger
     
    Oh, you always led me down now
     
    I shine like you. I’m more battered than a fucking soldier
    Till kingdoms come? And this will I’ve done?
     
    We’ll always let you down now

  • 02:33
    When Love Preludes Instrumentally
  • 06:41 Lyrics
    Die'n Young (Is How I Want To Die)

    In time I cry for what I lose
    In time I shy from what I use
     
    It won’t be fair to you for me to share my pain the same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to feel explained the same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to stand and face that same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to say..
     
     “..And I swear I’ll prove you good, all over, all over, all over now!”
     
    In time I try for what I abuse
    In time I die from what I accuse
     
    It won’t be fair to you for me to share my pain the same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to feel explained the same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to stand and face that same old way
    It won’t be fair to you for me to say..
     
     “..And I swear I’ll prove you good, all over, all over, all over now!”

  • 04:33 Lyrics
    Under Our Sheets

    Flatten how I feel; I had a change in mind
    Conscious of a real world with you by my side
     
    Sorry babe, but it won’t let you through again
    May be fate, but it won’t let you through again
    It’s too late, and it won’t let you though again
    You may have faith, but it won’t let you through again
     
    And I’ll rejoice, the pinning on the wheel
    I had a voice, before the sentenced steal
     
    Sorry babe, but it won’t let you through again
    May be fate, but it won’t let you through again
    It’s too late, and it won’t let you though again
    You may have faith, but it won’t let you through again
     
    All is weak under our sheets

  • 03:39 Lyrics
    From 1982

    Will eat that fire and the liar you breathe
    Swallow the questions that mean shit to me
    Had man itself, oh what a recyclable breed
    The simpletons are not so ordinary
     
    Rip through words that felt extensive
    The meaningless old definitions
    Tear my limbs will condemnation?
    Trade a soul for a generation
     
    I sing all that is wrong, in every single song
    The Jealous lovers that need, Passionate travesty
     
    Can starve forever on a terrible dream
    And take for granted in wonderful means
    Strike a deal with god through prayer & things
    That solve the hunger its fury will bring
     
    Knock on walls of past existence
    Strom the halls as if a witness
    Call out to a higher sanction
    Trade a soul for a severed nation
     
    You’ll run to every wrong, as I walk through the song 
    Familiar things that bleed, for silly catastrophes
    I’m taking all that I say in, pleading an inside way
    Your reading into a truth, I will be writing to you 
     
    From 1982

  • 02:40 Lyrics
    Scene One

    “Time has forgotten why”, I uttered like rhyme of war
     
    “Why you never let me die!? You never let me die!?”
     
    So I have ventured here, I hold you to my ear, “I need an answered voice?”, Sighed “Becoming is the night, I hold with might in black corners.”
     
    “Why you never let me cry!? Why you never let me cry!?”

  • 03:53 Lyrics
    I Want You To Believe What It Meant To Be Here

    I don’t know if I indulge you enough
    But I may not be for years
    I thought I’d write something for you
    To look back on when we disappear
     
    I don’t want you to ignore it
    If it sheds, let it tear
    I want you to believe what it meant to be here
     
    Oh
     
    I can’t always convey
    Everything with little words
    But when you leave and go away
    I will carry a good hurt
     
    I don’t want you to dwell on it
    Just let bleed from your ears
    I just want you believe what it meant to be here
     
    Oh

  • 02:36
    Statement Of My Sickened Nature