Neon Bible Lyrics

01. Black Mirror
I walked down to the ocean After waking from a nightmare No moon, no pale reflection Black Mirror, Black Mirror Shot by a security camera You can't watch your own image And also look yourself in the eye Black Mirror, Black Mirror, Black Mirror I know a time is coming All words will lose their meaning Please show me something that isn't mine But mine is the only kind that I relate to Le miroir casse The mirror casts mon reflet partour Black Mirror, Black Mirror, Black Mirror The black mirror knows no reflection It knows not pride or vanity It cares not about your dreams It cares not for your pyramid schemes Their names are never spoken The curse is never broken The curse is never broken Un! Deux! Trois! Dis: Miroir Noir! Black Mirror! Un! Deux! Trois! Dis: Miroir Noir! Black Mirror! Mirror, mirror on the wall Show me where them bombs will fall Mirror, mirror on the wall Show me where them bombs will fall Black Mirror! Black Mirror! Black Mirror!

02. Keep the Car Running
Every night my dream's the same Same old city with a different name Men are coming to take me away I don't know why, but I know I can't stay There's a weight that's pressing down Late at night you can hear the sound Even the noise you make when you sleep Can't swim across a river so deep They know my name cause I told it to them But they don't know where and they don't know When it's coming, when it's coming There's a fear I keep so deep Knew its name since before I could speak Aaaaah Aaaaah Aaaaah Aaaaah They know my name cause I told it to them But they don't know where and they don't know When its coming, oh when but its coming Keep the car running If some night I don't come home Please don't think I've left you alone The same place animals go when they die You can't climb across a mountain so high The same city where I go when I sleep You can't swim across a river so deep They know my name cause I told it to them But they don't know where And they don't know When it's coming, oh when is it coming? Keep the car running Keep the car running Keep the car running

03. Neon Bible
A vial of hope and a vial of pain In the light they both looked the same Poured them out on into the world On every boy and every girl It's in the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible Not much chance for survival If the Neon Bible is right Take the poison of your age Don't lick your fingers when you turn the page What I know is what you know is right In the city it's the only light It's the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible Not much chance for survival If the Neon Bible is right Oh God! Well look at you now! Oh! You lost it, but you don't know how! In the light of a golden calf Oh God! I had to laugh! Take the poison of your age Don't lick your fingers when you turn the page It was wrong but you said it was right In the future I will read at night It's the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible Not much chance for survival If the Neon Bible is true

04. Intervention
The king's taken back the throne The useless seed is sown When they say they're cutting off the phone I tell 'em you're not home No place to hide You were fighting as a soldier on their side You're still a soldier in your mind Though nothing's on the line You say it's money that we need As if we're only mouths to feed I know no matter what you say There are some debts you'll never pay Working for the Church while your family dies You take what they give you and you keep it inside Ever spark of friendship and love will die without a home Hear the solider groan, "We'll go at it alone" I can taste the fear Lift me up and take me out of here Don't wanna fight, don't wanna die Just wanna hear you cry Who's gonna throw the very first stone? Oh! Who's gonna reset the bone? Walking with your head in a sling Wanna hear the solider sing: "Been working for the Church while my family dies Your little baby sister's gonna lose her mind Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home" Hear the soldier groan "We'll go at it alone. I can taste your fear It's gonna lift you up and take you out of here And the bone shall never heal I care not if you kneel We can't find you now But they're gonna get the money back somehow And when you finally disappear We'll just say you were never here Working for the church while your life falls apart Singing halleluiah with the fear in your heart Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home Hear the solider groan, "We'll go at it alone" Hear the solider groan, "We'll go at it alone"

05. Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
We can reach the sea They won't follow me Shadows they fear the sun We'll make it if we run! Run from the memory Je nage, mais les sons me suivent Left my name with the border guards A name that I don't need Ce sera un long voyage Sur les vagues de l'oubli Run from the memory Je nage, mais les sons me suivent Stop now before it's too late Been eating in the ghetto on a hundred dollar plate Nothing lasts forever That's the way it's gotta be There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea For me For you For me It's always for you Stop now before it's too late Your lover was for hire Have you noticed he's been late Nothing lasts forever That's the way it's gotta be There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea For me For you For me It's always for you The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet

06. Ocean of Noise
In an ocean of noise I first heard your voice Ringing like a bell As if I had a choice, oh well! Left in the morning While you were fast asleep Into an ocean of violence A world of empty streets You've got your reasons And me I've got mine But all the reasons I gave Were just lies to buy myself some time In an ocean of noise I first heard your voice Now who hear among us Still believes in choice? Not I! No way of knowing What any man will do An ocean of violence Between me and you You've got your reasons And me I've got mine But all the reasons I gave Were just lies to buy myself some time I'm gonna work it out Cause time wont work it out I'm gonna work it out Cause time wont work it our for you I'm gonna work it on out

07. The Well and the Lighthouse
I'm serving time All for a crime I did commit You want the truth? You know I'd do it all again Left for dead Heaven is only in my head! I heard a voice Calling from down inside the well "See that silver shine?" She said to come claim what was mine So down I fell Down into the water black My prison cell Only the moon was shining back! If I seem lost, well I weighted the cost And chose my crime Now it's mine all mine! I heard the voice Calling from just outside the well She said, "You fool, now that you know your end is near You always fall for what you desire or what you fear!" Resurrected Living in a lighthouse If you leave the ships are gonna wreck Resurrected Living in a lighthouse The lions and the lambs ain't sleeping yet

08. (Antichrist Television Blues)
I don't wanna work in a building downtown No I don't wanna work in a building downtown I don't know what I'm gonna do Cause the planes keep crashing always two by two I don't wanna work in a building downtown No I don't wanna see when the planes hit the ground I don't wanna work in a building downtown I don't wanna work in a building downtown Parking their cars in the underground Their voices when they scream, well they make no sound I wanna see the cities rust And the troublemakers riding on the back of the bus Dear God, I'm a good Christian man In your glory, I know you understand That you gotta work hard and you gotta get paid My girl's 13 but she don't act her age She can sing like a bird in a cage O Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage! You know that I'm a God-fearing man You know that I'm a God-fearing man But I just gotta know if it's part of your plan To seat my daughters there by your right hand I know that you'll do what's right, Lord For they are the lanterns and you are the light Now I'm overcome By the light of day My lips are near but my heart is far away Tell me what to say I'll be your mouthpiece! Into the light of a bridge that burns As I drive from the city with the money that I earned Into the black of a starless sky I'm staring into nothing and I'm asking you why Lord, will you make her a star So the world can see who you really are? Little girl, you're old enough to understand That you'll always be a stranger in a strange, strange land The men are gonna come when you're fast asleep So you better just stay close and hold onto me If my little mocking bird don't sing Then daddy won't buy her no diamond ring Dear God, would you send me a child? Oh! God, would you send me a child Cause I wanna put it up on the TV screen So the world can see what your true word means Lord, would you send me a sign Cause I just gotta know if I'm wasting my time! Now I'm overcome By the light of day My lips are near but my heart is far away Now the war is won How come nothing tastes good? You're such a sensitive child! Oh! You're such a sensitive child! I know you're tired but it's alright I just need you to sing for me tonight You're gonna have your day in the sun You know God loves the sensitive ones Oh! My little bird in a cage! Oh! My little bird in a cage! I need you to get up for me, up on that stage And show the men that you're old for your age Now ain't the time for fear But if you don't take it, it'll disappear! Oh! My little mocking bird sing! Oh! My little mocking bird sing! I need you to get up on that stage for me, honey And show the men it's not about the money Wanna hold a mirror up to the world So that they can see themselves inside my little girl! Do you know where I was at your age? Any idea where I was at your age? I was working downtown for the minimum wage And I'm not gonna let you just throw it all away! I'm through being cute, I'm through being nice O tell me, Lord, am I the Antichrist?!

09. Windowsill
Don't wanna hear the noises on TV Don't want the salesmen coming after me Don't wanna live in my father's house no more Don't want it faster, I don't want it free Don't wanna show you what they done to me Don't wanna live in my father's house no more Don't wanna choose black or blue Don't wanna see what they done to you Don't wanna live in my father's house no more Cause the tide is high And it's rising still And I don't wanna see it at my windowsill Don't wanna give 'em my name and address Don't wanna see what happens next Don't wanna live in my father's house no more Don't wanna live with my father's debt You can't forgive what you can't forget Don't wanna live in my father's house no more Don't wanna fight in a holy war Don't want the salesmen knocking at my door I don't wanna live in America no more Cause the tide is high And it's rising still And I don't wanna see it at my windowsill MTV, what have you done to me? Save my soul, set me free! Set me free! What have you done to me? I can't breathe! I can't see! World War III, when are you coming for me? Been kicking up sparks, we set the flames free The windows are locked now so what'll it be? A house on fire or a rising sea? Why is the night so still? Why did I take the pill? Because I don't wanna see it at my windowsill Don't wanna see it at my windowsill Don't wanna see it at my windowsill Don't wanna see it at my windowsill

10. No Cars Go
We know a place where no planes go We know a place where no ships go Hey! No cars go Hey! No cars go Where we know We know a place where no spaceships go We know a place where no subs go Hey! No cars go Hey! No cars go Where we know Hey! Us kids know Hey! No cars go Go! No go! Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Little babies? Let's go! Women and children? Let's go! Old folks? Let's go! Don't know where we're going

11. My Body Is a Cage
My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key I'm standing on a stage Of fear and self-doubt It's a hollow play But they'll clap anyway My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key You're standing next to me My mind holds the key I'm living in an age That calls darkness light Though my language is dead Still the shapes fill my head I'm living in an age Whose name I don't know Though the fear keeps me moving Still my heart beats so slow My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key You're standing next to me My mind holds the key My body is a My body is a cage We take what we're given Just because you've forgotten That don't mean you're forgiven I'm living in an age That screams my name at night But when I get to the doorway There's no one in sight My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key You're standing next to me My mind holds the key Set my spirit free Set my spirit free Set my body free

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