Upon The Dull Earth

by The Dagons

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released June 3, 2011

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Track Name: Rose-Patterned Walls
Rose, rose-patterned walls,
Someone said you're not all
Rose, rose-patterned walls,
Someone told, you're not all.

Someone said you are not right.

Rose, rose-patterned walls,
Vines and green things grow
Closed from any sun
Under glass
While you're gone.
Someone said you are not right.

You seemed very sweet
As you put marks on me
Vines that twine around
Ankles invisibly
Someone said you are not right.

Rose, rose-patterned walls...
Track Name: I Am Not Nice
I am not nice
I am an awful dream
I will not lie
I am an awful dream
I will not lie

I am not nice
but i am true
What the world does
I won't do.

a steady noise
useless electric lights
a steady noise
useless electric lights
the barkers' cries
convincing you to try
the barkers' cries
convincing you to try

I am not nice
but i am true
What the world does
I won't do.

and all along
as if they're in the room
and all along
as if they're in the room
a ruined square
where vendors never cease
a ruined square
where vendors never cease

I am not nice
but i am true
What the world does
I won't do.
I am not nice.
Track Name: Blank Alphabet
It's getting automatic,
This losing all we know
We're going automatic,
We're losing all we know
Go back before you learn
This was not made for you
Go back before you learn
This was not made for you

Blank out the alphabet,
Blank out the alphabet,
Dangerous neighborhoods
Created overnight.
Blank out the alphabet
A letter at a time

Go back before you learn
This was not made for you
The dolly shoes that lie in
The wreckage all unreal
Go back before you look
Treacherous images
Go back before you look
You were not made for this

Blank out the alphabet,
Blank out the alphabet,
Dangerous neighborhoods
Created overnight.
Blank out the alphabet
A letter at a time
Ruins in sillouette
All grown up overnight


We're going automatic
we're losing all we know
We're going automatic
we're losing all we know
I heard it in the alarm
Treacherous images
I heard it in the alarm
We were not made for this

Blank out the alphabet,
Blank out the alphabet,
Dangerous neighborhoods
Created overnight.
Blank out the alphabet
A letter at a time
Ruins in sillouette
All grown up overnight
All grown up overnight
Track Name: Ribbons
Ribbons in your horse's hair
you play at being here
separated from the world
untethered, unaware

Scratches shoulders bare
nothing holds you here
nothing to hold you you you here here

Kitten with the cloudy eye
lit as if from nowhere
perfume pouring on the sand
maybe you'll disappear

Scratches shoulders bare
nothing holds you here
nothing to hold you you you here here
Track Name: The Party
The people will sparkle as much as the ice
reflecting like crystal their teeth and their eyes
their glasses refilled, their talk flashing so
there's nothing to scare me so why don't i go?

Oh decorations they all will be out
and there will be delicate food for all mouths
in the back hall hang their beautiful coats
there's nothing to scare me so why don't i go?
why don't I go?

The people will sparkle as much as the ice
reflecting like crystal their teeth and their eyes
their glasses refilled, their talk flashing so
there's nothing to scare me so why don't i go?
why don't I go?
why don't I go?

. . . the party. . .
Track Name: Gone
Although you're still the one
although you're still
Although you're still the one
you're gone
you're gone
you're gone

and this is how it is
time stretches out
and you are growing small
you're gone
keeled over by the wall
all light and sparse
the temperature is still
the faces watch
you're gone
you're gone
you're gone

You glow out of the gloom
your teeth in plums
your gorgeous ruff of fur is gone
and this is how it is
time tightens in
so sharp and scarce it always wins
you're gone
you're gone
you're gone, gone, gone
Track Name: Carnival Wearing Thin
Carnival Wearing Thin

Kitten with cloudy eyes,
lit as if from nowhere,
perfume poured on the sand
maybe you'll disappear

Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,
maybe you'll disappear

tea set charms
in the cogs
of the rollercoaster
tea set charms
in the cogs
of the rollercoaster

Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,
maybe you'll disappear

slot machine, all the time,
spilling out disasters
slot machine all the time
you never think it matters

Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,
Carnival wearing thin,

of the rollercoaster
of the rollercoaster
of the rollercoaster.
Track Name: Lucky/Unlucky
We have lingered long enough
in the war we made
we have lingered long enough
in the war we made

Lucky and unlucky ones, lucky and unlucky ones
lucky and unlucky wait
lucky and unlucky ones, lucky and unlucky ones
lucky and unlucky stay

Desperate lists of happy things
cover certain crimes
Desperate lists of happy things
cover certain crimes

Lucky and unlucky ones, lucky and unlucky ones
lucky and unlucky wait
lucky and unlucky ones, lucky and unlucky ones
lucky and unlucky stay

We have lingered long enough.
Track Name: The Switch
birds fall all over me with wings outspread
and I will never see your face again
i cried for little flies when they were dead,
but i will never be that way again

now that i know what all children dread
i wish i was in the dark again
i wish that i was in the dark again.

when you flip the switch by the bed
and all the light comes pouring on again,
you can see clearly the things that you dread
and you will never be the same again

now that i know what all children dread
i wish i was in the dark again
i wish that i was in the dark again.
Track Name: Zero Years
We are living in the zero years
plenty to prove, plenty to fear
we are living in a blank in time
no one knowing what they will be named
We are living in a blank in time
no one knowing what they will be named

You can't help it you are seeing signs
that we're living in the end of times
then the only thing that can go wrong
is if the end doesn't come along
then the only thing that can go wrong
is if the end doesn't come along

We are living in the zero years
plenty to prove, plenty to fear
It's the same in every town I'm in
Zeros stretching over everything
It's the same in every town I'm in
Zeros stretching over everything
we are living in a blank in time