The Vulture Overtures: Songs From An Hymnographer

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  • 03:33 Lyrics Gone Madly

    Father, I’d madly love
    To wipe my tears with her blood
    And I pray at the river’s name
    And I taste at the river’s face
     
    Hey, wait, I need a moment here,
    Stay to watch me cleanse away faith
    I need not a second name
    as I already failed with grace
     
    Mother, I’d madly hate
    To fear what I mistake
    And I feed at the river’s need
    And I bleed at the river’s knees
     
    Hey, wait, I need a moment here,
    Stay to watch me cleanse away faith
    I need not a second name
    as I already failed with grace

  • 02:38 Lyrics You've Been Reckoned

    Shout

    For the man who’s taken

    Shout
    For the pity in his hands

    Shout
    For the blood on this walls

    Shout
    For supply and demand
     
    Well, there ain’t no angels looking down on me
     
    Shout
    For your fear awakening

    Shout
    For the stakes must raise

    Shout
    For the dead will walk here

    Shout
    For to curse his name
     
    Well, there ain’t no angels looking down on me

  • 05:02 Lyrics The Ballad of Jewanda Faye

    Momma never wanted me
    From the very first day
    But Poppa said I was his girl
    So that’s why I stayed
    He taught me everything I know
    While Momma ran away
    But he couldn’t help me that rainy day
    With that man who got away
     
    Oh no...
     
    My man was tall and lovin
    I heated up just like an oven
    He wanted me to live with him
    In everlasting sin But Poppa said my girl
    Your momma was a tramp
    So I told my man no
    And that night we broke hands
     
    He was my man, my one and only
    He hasn’t bothered to telephone me
    He was my man, he got away
    From Jewanda Faye
     
    Bubba, I thought you loved me
    But I was wrong right from the start
    Cuz you got in your pickup truck that day
    And you drove off with my heart
    He left me the next mornin
    Before the sun had risen
    That last I heard about him
    He was spending time in prison
     
    Everyone help me oh...
     
    He was my man, my one and only
    He hasn’t bothered to telephone me
    He was my man, he got away
    From Jewanda Faye He was my man, my one and only
    He hasn’t bothered to telephone me
    He was my man, he got away
    From poor Jewanda Faye
     
    I never see the sunshine now
    My tears, they flow like rain
    You know, even if he rots in prison
    I'll never forget his name

  • 03:40 Lyrics The Real Suffering

    Now I am questioning in my somber shoes
    Fought the main attraction and fed to better use
    Taste my glass of temptation and drink all if I could
    Killed my cry with an arrow like a blind man should
     
    I have no good story, for my lord to need
    She has no addition for my heavy read
    I have NO found glory, for my soul to seed
    It has no real calling, but real suffering
     
    Now to oblige & steer a tired warning
    How much can I remember what was yearning
    Now to define & shield the sirens flickering
    How much do I pretend I had no warning
     
    I have no afflictions, for my lord to see
    She has no valid cares for my misery
    I have NO redemption for my staggering
    I walk no troubled road, but stride stumbling

  • 03:12 Lyrics In Cheating I

    I’m sorry we are alone for reasons I have always known
     
    But sweet love & devotion means nothing at all
    Cause we tired emotion to feed on other walls
     
    I’m sorry that I lied for what I am inside
     
    But sweet love & devotion teaches nothing at all
    Cause we took the notion to need for our fall
    Weep while the demotion keeps us a float
    See our hearts an ocean, but we haven’t got a boat
     
    No awaken, no history, no mouth taken to separate

  • 03:15 Lyrics Come'on

    Green eyes and lips that abide
    Are not the things that I adore
    So why hypnotized by your sky and sinking soul
    But I’ve never met no need ever like you before
    My mind has never been this blind and dumb and filthy and poor
     
    Come’on
    Let’s here it for the boy whom caved our hearts in
    Let’s here it for the noise that still taunts will your head
    Let’s here it for the joy that we once believed
     
    On my last knee, I’d give my dreams and all you’re asking for
    The season when I was alive does not exist anymore
    Cause I’ve never met no need at all like you before
    My flame has never burned this bold of fright and sickened scorn
     
    Come’on
    Let’s here it for the boy whom caved our hearts in
    Let’s here it for the noise that still taunts will your head
    Let’s here is for the joy that we once believed
     
    You’re not quite a light, you’re more like my Jesus Christ

  • 05:43 Lyrics Regression

    I raise my hands, surrenders pose
    I choke among it’s highs & lows
    I tired where learns my escape
    I tithe the means, a perfect mistake
     
    And I don’t know if you’ve forgiven me
    Though I know where the hell has taken me
    And I don’t know if you’ve run from anything
    But I know when I see you in everything
     
    Take the gun, load it as a friend
    Feel the warm metal to my head
    The wings I grew, I tore instead
    I learn phrase “put to an end”
    I said maybe you won’t let me cry for it
    I said maybe you won’t let me try again
    I said maybe you won’t let me die for it
    I said maybe you won’t let me love again
     
    And I don’t know if you’ve forgiven me
    Though I know where the hell has taken me
    And I don’t know if you’ve run from anything
    But I know when I see you in everything
     
    As I lie in blood here I stare in ways
    Only the misleading could stand my face
     
    And I don’t know if you’ve forgiven me
    Though I know where my end is taking me
    And I don’t know if you’ve run from anything
    Though I ask you to run from everything I was and am

  • 05:39 Lyrics Never Will We Be Forever

    Will I be dead on the hour that you reached up for my hand?
    If I tremble, can I beg you for an easier demand?
     
    Yeah, I can talk about forever
    Even though I’ve reached the end
    Yeah, I can try not to remember
    Even though I failed instead
    Yeah, I can never hear an answer
    Even though I ’m questioning
    Yeah, we can walk beside together
    Even though I fall again
     
    Is my timing that flawed that I stumble in my head,
    “If I stay here any longer, I have failed you as a friend?"
     
    Yeah, I can talk about forever
    Even though I’ve reached the end
    Yeah, I can try not to remember
    Even though I failed instead
    Yeah, I can never hear an answer
    Even though I ’m questioning
    Yeah, we can walk beside together
    Even though I fall again

  • 04:30 Lyrics Say Pain.

    If I try harder to exchange
    The fault of all there is to blame
    Will my prisoners let go?
    I question what’s more flattering
     
    I say pain
    I said pain 
     
    If I try faster to believe
    In all the things all never be
    Will I take on a stronger hold?
    I question what’s more interesting
     
    I say pain
    I said pain

  • 04:27 Lyrics Ananias

    ("He hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.") -Jeremiah 51:34
    I know that I tremble when I’m spinning right out of control
    I know that I’ll let go when the grasp is too long for my hold
    I know the misleading is what’s really misunderstood
    But I need with a blank page to devour all of your words, because...
     
    ...You know you really failed me good!
     
    I know that I reckoned for the reasons, I wish for faith
    I know that I’ve broken more promises than I have made
    I know that the treason may ugly more my detest
    But I bleed as the memory for time to erase the best, because...
     
    ...I know I really failed you good!
     
    I know in this anything world we tear others to pieces is that each other or others
    I know in this anything world there’s nothing left to reach us
    I know in this anything world we tear each other to pieces
    I know in this anything world there’s nothing left to reach, because…
     
    ...We know we really failed it good!
     
    I holler

  • 05:12 Lyrics Death Is/As The Object

    A loss is my way to learn my lesson well
    Douse in fire and burn straight to hell
    I need exemption from what I know is pain
    I’m shy to shatter the glass of many things
     
    Held onto him, but I lost my man again
    Held with both hands, but I lost a friend instead
    Held onto him, but I let go for its end
    No longer win a crime forgiven
     
    I sleep in dirt, clean off in the morning
    I stain in hurt, bleach a whiter warning
    I ash desire that is softly falling
    I do proceed with no gallant calling
     
    Held onto him, but I lost my man again
    Held with both hands, but I left him there dead
    Held onto him, but I let go for the mend
    No longer win a crime forgiven
     
     Oh no

  • 05:24 Lyrics 24 Hours, 17 Minutes Revisited

    Like a child so impatiently
    Like a boy who misses his dad
    I would cry until I got my way
    I would 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

  • 03:04 Lyrics In The Early AM

    Hey, Joe, you have a beautiful smile
    And I know that it attracts my exile
    But so it goes
    You have remarkable eyes
    And it is so
    That I could live on that line
     
    That I could live on that lie
     
    Hey, Joe, your aim is stunning and sublime
    And I don’t know if your romance is worth a dime
    But so it goes
    I weep and wail to fahrenheit
    And it is so
    I’m gonna take my life tonight
     
    I’m gonna take my life tonight
    For you

  • 00:48 Lyrics In Tongues Thee Farewell

    Hey, Joe, you have a beautiful smile
    And I know that it attracts my exile
    But so it goes
    You have remarkable eyes
    And it is so
    That I could live on that line
     
    That I could live on that lie
     
    Hey, Joe, your aim is stunning and sublime
    And I don’t know if your romance is worth a dime
    But so it goes
    I weep and wail to fahrenheit
    And it is so
    I’m gonna take my life tonight
     
    I’m gonna take my life tonight
    For you