Speakeasy

by Keith Paine

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released April 1, 2011

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Track Name: Lightning
Face down underneath the streetlight
Got no direction home
Second-hand clothes / My borrowed skin
Can’t remember what’s my own

I pray for lightning to come down through me
It never came / never came
I pray for something better than myself

The street it stretch out like a crack
Where the pavement meets the sky
I walk for miles / I’m not going back
Go these visions in my mind / on my mind

I pray for lightning to come down through me
It never came / never came
I pray for something better than myself

And if I’m deaf and blind / You know my heart’s still beating
My blood is filled with a burning light
And if my soul’s on fire / You know it’s never empty
I’ll burn every word I ever tried

I pray for lightning to come down through me
It never came / never came
I pray for something better than myself
Track Name: Daylight
I’m a shadow in the mirror
A razor on your lips
Just a baby now in your calloused hands
You sure you want a taste of this?

All my loving comes to violence
All my kisses little lies
The way I kill is so gentle
You sure you want a taste of mine?

Daylight
Daylight’s gonna come for me
Daylight’s gonna come

In the dawn’s soft horizon
I let a dream or two take flight
Baby meet me at the station
I’ll wait for you dressed in white

Daylight
Daylight’s gonna come for me
Daylight’s gonna come

People die easy
It’s living that’s hard
So hard

Daylight
Daylight’s gonna come for me
Daylight’s gonna come

People die easy
It’s living that’s hard
So hard

Come inside baby
It’s living that’s hard
Track Name: Diamond
She said “Listen...I understand
All the things make you feel like a man”
So many shoes they fill up her room
But Diamond, she’s not home

Red wigs, straps and jelly cream
All the tools of a young blood’s dream
The bed is soft at edge of her loft
But Diamond, she’s not home

She’s not home, She’s not home
Her eyes are cold
She says “I’ll give you it all,
whatever you want”
But she’s not home

All these pictures they drift on her wall
Boys she’s known and girls she might call
Oh the wasted nights and the Bushwick lights
But Diamond, she’s not home

She’s not home, She’s not home
Her eyes are cold
She says “I’ll give you it all,
whatever you want”
But she’s not home



“There’s words you can’t express
Stars you’ll never see
Cause I’m your mystery”
No no no she’s not home
Track Name: Weep and Beg
You make me weep
Weep and beg
I’m on my knees
But not to pray

You understand me
Like you always been inside
Sho’ nuff I can’t live without you Oh I

We call it love
But it’s something more
My body’s distracted
But my heart is sure

Oh what you give me
I hope it’s never gonna die
Sho’ nuff I can’t live without you Oh I

Now I’m tied
To your stake
No regrets
No escape

It’s all right
I wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Sho’ nuff I can’t live without you Oh I
Track Name: Dead Fire
If trouble’s what you want
Trouble’s gonna find you
It’s written in your eyes
Everything you’re going through

It’s written on your skin
Deep lines and faded sins
It’s all become the same
Now we know where to begin

There’s trouble that you know
And pain you’ll never understand
We’ve got so much of both
Cradled in our hands

Like need or desire
Like something burning in the night
We’re both trapped inside
The flame of a dead fire


There’s a sign on the road
Half a mile down and it makes me
Think of you
It’s battered and torn
Nothing around it
But it’s standing straight and true


I wonder where you are
Does the light ever touch your face?
When the tears start to fall
Do you ever see that place?

Where need met desire
Where nothing hurt us and nothing could
We’re both trapped inside
The flame of a dead fire

There’s a sign on the road
Half a mile down and it makes me
Think of you
It’s battered and torn
Nothing around it
But it’s standing straight and true

If trouble’s what you want
Trouble’s gonna find you
It’s written in your eyes
Everything you’re going through