Cycles

by Matt Thibeault

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released August 15, 2015

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Track Name: Little Child
When you get too close to the fire
You get singed, you get burnt
You learnt not to stand too close
When you’re neck-deep in the water and you can’t swim
You get stuck, you might drown
You learn not to go in too deep

Have you learnt your lesson yet?
Have you learnt your lesson yet, little child?
(x2)

Oh

When you run into the dark with a blindfold
You get lost, you fall hard
You learn to bring a light next time
When you pet an unknown dog and you can’t run
You get bit, you get mauled
You learn not to stick your hand out

Have you learnt your lesson yet?
Have you learnt your lesson yet, little child?
(x2)

Oh

When you sat inside a cell waiting for me
Red eyes, tear streaks
I thought you’d never try again
When I held your weightless body against mine
So cold, long gone
I took the needle out of your arm

Have I raised you right?
Have I raised you right, my child?
(x4)

Oh
Track Name: Protanopia
Jumbled words, imperfect lines
Out of sight, out of mind
Camouflage for social laws
Blending in, chameleon skin
Take a look and then you’ll see
What really keeps me on my feet
The anchor tied around my heart
Was how I knew you from the start

Oh

You don’t see
Just what you
Do for me
You keep me
Here

Scrambled thoughts, immoral ways
Out of order, out of play
Stitch then gauze for social flaws
Anger control, flammable soul
Look inside and then you’ll find
That love is not so colour blind
Reds are sharp but tender to touch
Those lips of a goddess I yearned for so much

You don’t see
Just what you
Do for me
You keep me

Screaming in my face
Words you can’t erase
Leave an empty space
Wish for one last embrace

You don’t see
Just what you
Did for me
You kept me
Here you can’t
Know what you
Do for me
You keep me

Here
I see red
Here
It has fled
Here... here
Left for dead
Track Name: Marionette
Neural
Breakdown inside
My mind
Is in pieces
Hold on
To what you can
It won’t
Be stopping
Normal
Is now extinct
Your mind
Is in my hands
Give up
While you still can
I won’t
Be stopping

If all is true
Then I’m losing it
(x2)

Like a
Marionette
You move
As I do
No will
Unless it’s mine
I breathe
Now you do
Inhale
Now hold it in
Induce
Atrophy
I’ve got
A brand new pet
Its leash
A smoke trail

If all is true
Then I’m losing it
(x4)
Track Name: Come Back to Bed
Light coming in through the window
Illuminates your face as you sleep
Tracing on your skin the words that mean so much to me
Telling you I love you and I know that you love me
Wake you up with tons of kisses
You get up kind of grumpy before you notice me
Then that smile I crave so much is what I see
When I wake up next to you is really what makes me happy

I’ll stay up days and nights
Waiting for you
To get back in my arms
I’ll write you every hour
Avoiding the sound of my sleep alarm
Oh, my dear
Come back to bed
Put me to sleep
Massaging my head
Oh, my love
Speak softly, please
Your lullaby voice
Is soothing me
Oh, my dear
Come back to bed with me

I’ll stay put days and nights
Waiting for you
To lock eyes with mine
I’ll even make the bed
Even if we’ll soon dismantle it
Oh, my dear
Come back to bed
Hold me tight and as close as you can
Oh, my love
Over mountains of bed sheets I’d travel for you
To get on my knees and say
Oh, my dear
Come back to bed with me
Track Name: Hostage
I’m going black when all is white
I lost my head, didn’t screw it on tight
Watch my face turn a shade of red
I’m not allowed to breathe your air

It’s intoxicating
To have a love so toxic
I am, poisoned
By your heart, replaced by darkness

I’m going down when all is up
My wings got clipped, I’m out of luck
Watch the sky turn a shade of grey
As you rain on my parade

It’s so frustrating
To have a love
So frigid
I am freezing
Scraping all the ice off your heart

Magnetic pull building
No more separating
Liberty extincting
No more compromising
Dog on a leash, mouse in a cage
Ensnared in traps or bound in chains

I’m going black when you are white
You’ll be left when I go right
I’m going up when you go down
You’ll be the lost, I’ll be the found
You were lost and I was found
Track Name: Hello, Goodbye
Special invitation just for you
I’m having a picnic under the stars just for two
I’ll bring the wine and you’ll bring the smiles
‘Cause there’s no room for serious business tonight

I can’t stand you
And you fell for it too
Hello, goodbye
And now it’s time to die
A cheese knife between the eyes
Hello, goodbye
I won’t call you

Special little present just for you
Thought you’d like a day of relaxing or two
I’m taking you to a faraway place
Where you can put various vegetables all over your f(ace)

(Ace) in the hole
You are way too gullible
Hello, goodbye
And now you can pay my debt
Sucked out through the toilet of our private jet
Hello, goodbye
I won’t call back

Now I
Can tell
There’s just no getting rid of you
That’s just
Not fair
Track Name: Magic Bullet
Pitch-black shades in a nice suit
Shook my hand, said “I know you”
I just laugh and say “Maybe”
Who knew that he’d do this to me?
Fire-red hair in a tight dress
Sat by my side, said “You look stressed”
I just laugh and say “Maybe”
That’s when I felt her hand on my knee

On my knee (x3)

On my knee (x2)

Who knew clothes could rip so easily
As the fire consumed my body
I just laugh and say “Baby,”
“Slow down unless you want to kill me” (Go on, kill me)
Our hearts beat on a parallel
She’s got me under her spell
I just laugh and say “Baby”
That’s when she pulled the gun on me

Pulled it on me
On me (x2)

On me (x4)

Pitch-black shades in a nice suit
Slowly walking into the room
I just laugh and say “You’re crazy”
He extends a gloved hand towards me
Says he’s got a mission for me
On the highest shelf of secrecy
I just laugh and say “You’re crazy”
That’s the last thing I remember then it’s fuzzy

It’s fuzzy (x3)

Fuzzy (x3)

Pitch-black shades in a nice suit
Shook my hand, said “I know you”
Gave me a mission in all secrecy
For a magic bullet to make history
In all truth, he then drugged me
Sat me in the library
Told me my name would be Lee
On November 22nd, 1963
Track Name: A Second Chance
Temptation is a selfish thing that broods beneath your skin
It makes it
Hard to wash away the stains you left upon my heart again
It makes me
Cringe
It makes me
Cry

Your soul is so much colder than I seem to remember
You make me
Laugh at all fond memories that you and I accompany
You make me
Twitch
You make me
Fly

I found solace under your wing
Redemption in your suffering
I tried to sow your hopes and dreams back together
But all I seemed to get in return
Were cuts and superficial burns
Which stung as my tears found themselves on their surface

Help me help you
I’m not useless
I won’t hurt you as you’ve done to me

I found solace under your wing
Redemption in your suffering
I tried to sow your hopes and dreams back together
But all I seemed to get in return
Were cuts and superficial burns
Which stung as my tears found themselves on their surface
(x2)

Help me help you
I’m not useless
I won’t hurt you as you’ve done to me

Help me love you
Track Name: Sigh
Keep
Your
Eye
On the
Sand
Running down
You
Do
Not
Have much
Time
Left to go

Close
Your eyes
Hold
Your breath

And sigh
Let it go
Let it
Come out
All you know
Gone in a winter’s breath

Keep
That
Smile
On your
Face
A little while
Think
Of
All
Those good
Times
While you remember

Close
Your mind
Let
That tear
Flow

And sigh
Let it go
Let it
Come out
All you know
Gone in a winter’s breath
Track Name: The Human Flaw
I wake
I walk
I stay
I talk
All for you
But it’s not enough
I breathe for you but you want more
You want it now, no consequence
You quench your thirst
You can have all you need
Those beady eyes, they swallow whole
But you don’t want
You don’t want (x2)

You don’t want me

I crave
I crawl
I beg
I fall
Just for you
But it’s all too late
I’m on my knees but you don’t stop
You never do, you masochist
Tear out my heart
You can make it all come down
Those poison lips, they burn my soul
But you don’t need
You don’t need (x2)

You don’t need me

You don’t want me
You don’t need me
I’m nothing
(x2)

But you’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re all I...
But you’re all I want
You’re all I need

You’re all I am
Track Name: The Architect
A canvas of a faded blue
A cloudless post-sunset sky
A lone lamplight on the street
Flickers on irregular beats
The howling dogs in distant waves
Predicting what would come to be
The one they called the Architect
Demolished himself in his vagabond mind

He burnt the blueprints in his head
Crumbled foundations at the stroke of his pen
And the world collapsed around him as he wept
For the one who broke his heart took one too many steps

A storm is brewing to the East
A pitch-black wall rolling in fast
A lonely tree in a barren field
Stood up straight when others ran
The screams of panic in the air
Carried by a perilous tide
The Architect had nil to lose
Until he found his reason why

He blew to splinters all the doors
That she had closed the day before
And the ground trembled as he screamed in pain
For the one who broke his heart made him shed the rain

The Architect made one last plague
To try and maybe see her face
He stopped all crises in the world
And disappeared forevermore
Forevermore

He’s trying to
Get your attention
He’s waiting to
See if you’ll notice
He’s given you
Plenty of chances
You keep him from
Falling to pieces

A canvas of a faded blue
The sun has set, she never came
The moon awaits her dear return
In which he never sees light of day
The Architect, a lone lamplight
In a universe of constellation streets
Eclipses every single night
Watching his love burn away
Track Name: There's a Hole in my Heart
Never thought I’d be here in a place like this
Never thought I’d live to see the day where you’re there
Snowflakes are falling in your hair
The tears freeze on your cheeks when I say “I’m there”
I am always there
For you

Never thought those nights could be so cold
Never thought that I would ever see you there
I hold your head against my chest
As you suck the warmth and I say “I’m there”
Winter solstice, darkest night
Never thought that it would ever be you there
I hold your hand with all last hope
To have you hear me tell you “I’m there”
Close my eyes, fake a smile
I can only stay a little while
Enough for you there
For I am always
With you

You will feel me
I’m there
I hope you hear me
I’m there

I am always there
For you

I am always...
Track Name: Paper Note Shadow (Bonus Track) [Epilogue]
You think you’d have left me a sign or a trail to follow
Or maybe you’d have told me where you had gone off to
‘Cause all I was left with was the lingering smell of your perfume
And this one single sheet of paper in the drawer
With the words “I’m sorry, couldn’t fight it anymore”

You think you’d have given me clues before your departure
Or maybe you’d have asked me to come along too
‘Cause all I was left with was one heart in two pieces
And there’s no one here to share it anymore
And there’s no one here to mend it anymore

You’d think I’d have seen all the signs a little sooner
But instead I just covered my eyes and pushed on through
And now if I leave and take flight with a paper note shadow
With the words “I’m sorry, I can’t do this anymore”
Well there’s no one here to mend me anymore

With the words “I’m sorry, I can’t do this anymore”
Well there’s no one here to mend me anymore
(x3)

With the words “I’m sorry, I can’t do this anymore”
Well there’s no one here to stop me anymore