Cross Street

by Against Nature

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released June 30, 2010

John Brenner sings and plays guitar
Bert Hall Jr plays bass guitar
Steve Branagan plays drums

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Heavy and Classic Rock from Baltimore, MD since 1986

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Track Name: Storm Warning
They told me I should take it slow
and that I’d be the last to know.

No one walks on carpets of gold.
Salt on my tongue and sand upon the shoals.
There’s a thirst for thunder in my soul.

Everyone knows that last guys don’t finish nice,
but baby I’ve been there more than twice.
You draw lines around yourself
and then toss me back on the shelf.

No one walks on carpets of gold.
Salt on my tongue and sand upon the shoals.
There’s a thirst for thunder in my soul.

Nothing to yield to but the night.
It wasn’t even worth the fight.
The sidewalks marred with blackened snow,
and I’ve so far, so far to go.

No one walks on carpets of gold.
Salt on my tongue and sand upon the shoals.
There’s a thirst for thunder in my soul.
Track Name: By and By
If I close my eyes and sleep until noon,
pull the thyme from the ground by its roots,
pretend I’m ok, all right, feeling fine...
You can’t fall down if you don’t try to climb.

We live just for a moment by and by.
I won’t look for an answer in the sky.

So you think the nights are turning cold,
don’t want to face that we’re getting old.
Take a walk up to 33rd,
listen close but I don’t hear a word.

We live just for a moment by and by.
I won’t look for an answer in the sky.
If we could live for the moment by and by,
I wouldn’t search for a reason or ask why.

Pretend what I want and what you like.
Days and nights in this dream whispering lies.
Take another sip of wine,
pull on our gloves and get ready to fight.

We live just for a moment by and by.
I won’t look for an answer in the sky.
Track Name: Down and In
I’d write you a poem but I don’t have nothing to say.
I’d write you a poem but I don’t have nothing to say.
I’d write you a novel but you’d only throw it away.

Down and in, nobody wins.

I’d paint you a picture but I don’t even have a brush.
I’d paint you a picture but I don’t even have a brush.
I could borrow a dollar, but honey now what’s the rush?
I could tell you more lies but they’d only last half a day.
I could tell you more lies but they’d only last half a day.
Then what reason would you have to stay?

Down and in, nobody wins.

You don’t even know enough to come in from the rain.
You don’t even know enough to to come in from the rain.
Because the more you linger, the less you’ll feel your pain.

Down and in, nobody wins.
Track Name: Behind the Times
Baited snares and the jaded tells.
The night was running ahead of itself.
Bruised and spiteful, out of mind,
I was living behind the times.
Just pull the trigger and glide away.
You’re not the first tide or the last wave.

Whiskey eyes and cries like gulls,
there’s a church with no steeple.
Rough as flint and raw like wind,
I’m full of lightning for all I’ve sinned.

My pockets full of broken jewels,
I’ve run through alleys chasing fools.
Too many names crowd in my head
while I’m netted in the threads.
Track Name: Blueprints
Well, I’m walking through Penn station,
and I don’t know the situation.
There’s a guy on the platform asking me to use the phone.
I run for the train, though there's no way home.

Down from the mountains, into the humid night,
on the world’s edge, so far from the light.
No destination can take me far away
to the ocean looking to Cathay.

Watch from a distance the forest and the waves,
though I warned her that no one can be safe,
safe from lost moments, and secrets told too late.
As for the world’s end, one can only wait.
Track Name: Stone Upon Stone
Sent into exile, to sleep under stars,
you slipped away while my gaze was down.
Gray like clay, blood to blood,
a mouthful of ashes, a handful of mud.

Show me the garden where you buried a slave.
Black roots like fingers fresh from the spade.
Sand upon sand, bone upon bone,
no hands touching, stone upon stone.

Nailing plywood over sounds.
My feet barely touch the ground.
No shield or costume to hide behind.
I’m living naked inside my mind.
Pull together and hide the seams.
Cut down the old rope hanging from beams.
All of the wishes, the anger, and love…
I woke and winter had already gone.

Our hands in the dirt, my head in the sun.
A rocky conclusion, and nothing is won.
Searching for violets among fires.
The world is bluer than the sky.
Track Name: Cross and Light
When I drop I can’t stop myself from planting secrets and seeds.
I’m still searching for paradise underneath the weeds.
If you want fame, find someone else to blame.

There’s no truth in suffering, just the violence of winds.
And when you try to roll the stone, you’ll find it gathers more sins.
When we come to the crossroads, who’s then a man?

If there is redemption, a way to hit the mark,
should I dance among the graves? Or hide in the dark?
The signs all point to nothing...nothing or all.
Track Name: Flash in the Pan
A hundred years ago I might have lost my way.
A hundred years from now I might remember today.

I’m driving toward Rising Sun.
And who knows the damage you’ve done?
I want to sing songs without shame, but dark falls the rain.

How careful I was shooting arrows in the air.
Taking more than I need, giving more than you care.
Like a nova, some tales…they last only a day.
Tell me how long it is before you go away.

I’m driving toward Rising Sun.
And who knows the damage you’ve done?
I want to sing songs without shame, but dark falls the rain.

We fling out desperate words, biting at every hand.
Lurching through the crowds, we’re drawing Rembrandts in the sand. Taking refuge in clouds (I touch every door that I pass)
or sitting in the dell, or hiding in the stacks.

I’m driving toward Rising Sun.
And who knows the damage you’ve done?
I want to sing songs without shame, but dark falls the rain.