Fine Old World

by Eric Bettencourt

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released January 10, 2009

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Track Name: Fine Old World Pt.1
Fine Old World Pt.1

The old man, he is cleaning off his boots, he intends to walk to a place of new, we can’t run from the people that we are, if you’re in my head well you’ve gone too far

She tried to peel her shadow off the floor but somebody else wanted it more, her eyes have faded into milky gray, she walks on her problems but she’s followed anyway

It’s such a strange, such a funny, such a crazy old world, such an ugly, such a lovely, such a dead old world, it’s such a dirty, such a lazy, such a mean old world, it’s such a very, very, very, very fine world
Track Name: Delaney
Delaney
Delaney, hold your face up to the sun, spread all of your light on everyone, believe me when I say that you are love

Delaney let the wind tangle your hair, rest assured we will always be here, what you hold shall be true, I’m holding you

Oh, what a pleasant surprise in time you’ll think so too, yet to open your eyes the world she waits for you

What can I say? You’ve got a family that will die for you, anyway, we’ll call the angels down for you, Delaney, someday you will see it too, what can I say? I am just a part of you

Delaney hold your head up to the sky, the future will come to you in time, you’ll wonder what she’s waiting for, I can say no more
Track Name: No Show
No Show

The play has ended, the curtain shredded, everyone went home, we found a reason, to keep believing, we found it on our own

It’s time to let the circus fade it’s time to exit the stage and though the maps we held were lost I was so sure our paths would cross

No use in hiding, while I’m confiding, there’s no one to ignore, now I’m leaving, waited all evening, staring at the door, -

It’s time to let the dead one sleep, it’s time to choose who you should keep, and though the train you rode was lost, I was so sure our paths would cross

But it’s a no show, no show, no show, won’t ever come back again?

She’s driving the train, she rides on the train
She’s driving the train, I’m under the train

This indecision, you keep on living, it won’t wear off on me, you’ll get a stand up, you’ll hear the door shut, but you will not see, me no,

It’s time to pretend that you are real it’s time to accept just what you feel and though the maps we held were tossed, could we both be a little lost?
Track Name: Sweet Elise
Sweet Elise
Sweet Elise, please come back to me, my Sweet Elise, oh my Sweet Elise, where is your home? -

Your sadness penetrates, my useless open gates, my sweet release, you are my sweet release, where is your home?

Stay, won’t you set your worries down and stay with me? Lay, won’t you rest your body down and lay with me?

Don’t go back to sleep, for you’re in far too deep, my Sweet Elise, you are my Sweet Elise, where is your home?

You could stay with me; won’t you rest your worries down and stay with me? You could stay with me won’t you rest your body down and lay with me?
Track Name: I Wish I Could Change Your Mind
I wish I could change your mind
I Wish I could change your mind
But you’re gonna go leaving me behind
Wish I could change your mind

Everyday I’m feeling oh so lonesome
When I look into the mirror
Wishing that she’d could be oh so close
And maybe just a little nearer
If you got a hand to hold
Hold on buddy don’t let it go
\Cause it’s your heart when your love turns cold
You’ve got to change her mind, yes

I wish I could change your plan
I Wish I could change your plan
But you got your arms around another man
Wish I could change your plan

I Wish I Could Change Your Mind
Track Name: Burning Up
It’s not that you’ve had trouble flying, it’s your landings that’s holding you down, and though you are no longer hiding, your future remains to be found, this time don’t look away - So many years of pretending can leave your spirit in chains and in the message you’re sending the truth it goes up in flames, no one can put you out

You’re burning up

Stay the fire will subside, still we are on your side, lift your spirit to the light, you’re strong, this time do it right - One life, one try, one last goodbye, hold on and take control

You’ve tried to grow beneath the thunder but you closed your ears to the sound of the train that your heart has been under and the thought of you breaking down leaves me by your side

I’m burning up
Track Name: Fine Old World Pt.2
So easy to pull apart sweet lace, as easy to remove the smile from her face, but you feel you need a little more, see what you hold before it’s thrown to the floor

Politicians all are saving face the tiger of the year has just kept his place now the jungle is under siege you are the prey and I’m above the leaves

It’s such a strange, such a funny, such a crazy old world, such an ugly, such a lovely, such a dead old world, it’s such a dirty, such a lazy, such a mean old world, it’s such a very, very, very, very fine world
Track Name: Uniform
Blood rolls through the riverbeds of the lands we’ve come to claim we’re shedding all your dignity in vain
Your futile hopes to hold a flame in the face of defeat, nothing will ever be the same
We’re making room for the toys of war you’ll be happy and safe,
we’re chasing down all that’s in our way

Please, oh please let me follow the fade and float away, please, oh please I cannot take another day

To be a uniform, a number before a name, GI Joes and yo-yos playing dead boy games

One man’s hands can hold the world and still reach for your soul, cutting down all you’ve ever known
Your sticks and stones won’t break my word our swords reach far and wide, the mushroom cloud will find you where you hide

Please, oh please let my senses fall away so I can die, please, oh please I’ve lost the war inside

To be a uniform a number before a name, destroying what we cannot create to win the greatest game
To be a uniform a number before a name, I am you and you are me, we are all the same
To be a uniform a number before a name, GI Joes and yo-yos playing dead boy games

The stench of death hangs in the air you’ll be dying on your feet, the flag may fly but all will feel defeat
Track Name: Just Walk Away
She’s love she’s power, flames climbing a tower, she’s everything out of reach

She’s a mother a nymph from her soul to her skin she’s everything a promise can’t be

She’s a blessing a curse, headlights on a hearse, she’s everything that terrifies me

If you really love her, and you’re willing to pay, if you really love her, boy just walk away

She’s chains in a field, she’s a rose made of steel, she’s everything a woman should be

She flows like a mountain to the hole that I’m down in she’s everyone that’s ever owned me

If you really love her, and you’re willing to pay If you really love her, boy just walk away
Track Name: The Plan
You told me once, you told me twice I don’t need you to analyze the schemes and plans that blew up in my face

I need no one to criticize, hold me down with heavy eyes, wave a wand and put me in my place

What you see is what you get, there ain’t no point in changing it, perfection she’s a busted fairytale

Do you really think that you can shake, The red apple out of the snake and build the world you visit in your dreams?

It’s my life, it’s my time been too long since I’ve felt so fine I ain’t yours to rearrange, I ain’t a puzzle or a ball and chain, so come to me without your plan, there’s no way to mend what’s not broken

If you told me once, you told me twice you can’t stare down a block of ice in the puddle floats a painful memory

I’m holding on and counting sheep, forgetting how it feels to sleep, only to face another dreary day

If you told me once you told me twice, you told me too many times, you count on me, to count on you, you’re speaking for two separate lives -

You wanna keep me in the dark, keep me by your side, keep me guessing on,until there’s no more room for you to hide

It’s my life, it’s my time been too long since I’ve felt so fine I ain’t yours to rearrange I ain’t a puzzle or a ball and chain, so come to me without your plan and I may even show you who I am
Track Name: Fine Old World Pt.3
Tiny sapphires peeking through the sand, try to guess but not to understand the catchy song of a fool in love, hands will never feel the texture through the gloves

Loneliness surrounds me like a disease, every place I go you know the people leave but there is something else I hear that they don’t know and they never will cause when I come they go

It’s such a strange, such a funny, such a crazy old world, such an ugly, such a lovely, such a dead old world, it’s such a dirty, such a lazy, such a mean old world, it’s such a very, very, very, very fine world

Darkness so pervasive then it’s gone, darting into space with an echoed song, the disappearing act of a child with chores you can have me if you want but don’t call me yours
Track Name: It's Over
These memories undoubtedly will fade away and be replaced but I’ll carry with me everything I’ve learned from you, we grew and grew, as long as I’m alive I won’t regret a single moment I shared with you

And though the flame burned out somewhere along the line, we walked in time, the winding road will separate the best of friends, eternal twins, as long as I’m alive I won’t regret a single mile I ran with you, I ran with you

Don’t stop growing you have come so far, don’t stop growing the road is not so hard, your road is not so dark anymore

Our laughter was like thunder it hit loud and hard and it haunts me now, these memories undoubtedly will fade away and be replaced, as long as I’m alive I won’t regret a single smile, shared with you

Don’t stop growing you have come so far, don’t stop growing believe in who you are, don’t stop growing you have come so far, the road is not so hard your road is not so dark

Well it’s over…
Goodbye.