B Side

6. (North) Korean Girl

  You were so cold with an aching heart. Followed the moon and your only friend, a star.  It wasn’t enough to leave your home, you had to find your way alone.

 You carried a knife to cut your throat if you were caught and sent back home. The chongsu still in your mind makes you feel like he’s there all the time.

 Korean Girl, Hangug Sonyeo Korean Girl, Hangug Sonyeo

 Can you see me on this mountain so high.  I could have done more besides wave goodbye.  I had heard about your tale once or twice, but I didn’t know being free cost such a price.  Korean Girl, Hangug Sonyeo Korean Girl, Hangug Sonyeo

 You were so strong, Korean girl, but you can never go home.  You can never go home Korean girl, my  Korean girl.   

7. Hail The Fallen

How long to testify, clarify, a complicated life? Oh my, surreal, I know.


When he came down the line, stripped of mind, a masochistic blind? Oh my, surreal, I know.


We saw the red in his eyes, no compromise, took a life after life. Oh my, surreal, I know.


Late we hear his despise, spoken lies, a manifesto cry! Oh my, surreal, I know.

Well, all hail the gone. All hail the fallen.


I sat there, watched a fly die. He realized there was nothing left inside. Oh my, surreal, I know.


And I knew it was the time to simplify, to let go of that fear of mine, for real, I know.


All hail the gone. All hail the fallen   

8. Apathy

There’s some people outside, strung out in the cold...got nowhere left to go but where they sleep at night. I don’t know if they ever had what you’d call a home, walking from place to place...another man, new building face.

 Waiting for words or time to go by. There’s something there to see outside, one more thing to dream, another to be.  

 Another man caught out in the rain, filled with so much pain and not much left to fear. Could be your time man, it’s all that’s left to own...you’re strung out all alone and not much left but tears.

 No more waiting, no more words or time to go by. There’s nothing left for you outside..not much left to see, not much left to be.  

 And you’re sucking them down. You’re sucking, sucking, sucking them down. The world is spinning all around and you just have to have your fun.  

 Apathy. Apathy.   

9. Say You Love Me

  They’re drawing from wicked waters by me.  Everything feels heavy, harder to think.  I wish that I had a little more money, I’d go buy my family something to drink.

 And for the man who is sitting on his hands, who burns us from the drought of his plans - do you love me?  Just say you love me. Just say you love me, please?  

 They said take a number, get back in line. The water’s turned brown but they say it’s fine. File that complaint at window number nine. Can anyone fix this problem in time?    

 And for the coward running from his wrongs, I’ll ask you in that cage where you belong. Do you love me?  Just say you love me.  Just say you love me, please? Just say you love me.

 The governor wants to bring you down, break your momma’s back serving his crown.  Make your children his servants too. Governor will turn you against you.

 And say you love me. Just say you love me. Just say you love me, please? Say you love me.   

10. Uprising

The Lion’s dead.  No spirit’s been fed.

  Now behind the wall, you hear it call? 

 Caught in mental chains.  

Drugged us again. 

No alarm heard.  Your safety assured. 

 In Babylon, All tales are wrong; 

Stripping obscure, Follow the herd.

 One lion uprising, scar burned, unforgiving. 

No lying, compromising, angry gesticulation - power takeover now.

 Power takeover now.

 The spirit’s alive.  It sees us sometime. 

 Watching our day.  Did we find a way?

 It found this place, 

We fear to face;  

All we have here, These rags we found.  

All we leave here, 

These bones in the ground.  

 One lion uprising, scar burned, unforgiving. 

No lying, compromising, angry gesticulation - power takeover now. 

Power takeover now.    

11. Hello Michelle

Hello Michelle, I saw your number in my cell. Now you’re on the other side and I never said goodbye.


Hello Michelle, there was a story you still had to tell. If I tried to call your line who would pick it up this time?


Hello Michelle, hello Michelle?


Hello Michelle, I swear I hope you’re doing well. All the days we lived so high, I memorized your eyes.


Hello Michelle, you were so beautiful. A flower out of the sun, you were fooled by everyone.


Hello Michelle, hello Michelle?


Hello Michelle, no one caught you when you fell. And I was so far away, I let the memory decay.


Hello Michelle, your ghost sits outside my window. Why did you leave this place? I always needed your face.


Hello Michelle, hello Michelle?