House of Gold & Bones, Pt 2

Stone Sour Apr 9, 2013 Roadrunner Records, Inc.
# Title Duration
1 Red City
Until the pages of this book are filled with emptiness
I’m still suspended by a thread, expecting nothing less
I feel my kindred little ways… I know how my story ends

Like me… it’s not your gift to choose- I know you’re going to lose
Like me… this futile circumstance- you never had a chance
Like me…

I’m here, walking in a city that is red again
I’m here, living with the dead again
Knowing why I’m here again

Like me… it’s not your gift to choose- I know you’re going to lose
Like me… this futile circumstance- you never had a chance
Like me… like me… like me… like me

I CAN’T STAY HERE FOREVER
THE HELL IS, I JUST CAN’T REMEMBER
I SEE MYSELF IN DESPERATION
THE CYANIDE OF REALIZATION
I FALL…
I FALL…

Like me… it’s not your gift to choose- I know you’re going to lose
Like me… this futile circumstance- you never had a chance
Like me…
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2 Black John
I find myself in wicked cress- I’m such a shitty mess
I’ll catch my bated breath and lose my fucking mind
Koffee for the Killerman- you need to understand
Psychopaths and sycophants are not a waste of time
But all I know is heroes come and villains go 
Just give the lunatic a chance
And all I know is something out is something old
I’ll never win, I’m just a man… but I don’t care

The deadly frost is in the green- you don’t know what I mean
You’ll find the Benzedrine can throw you off the edge
Who needs a therapist? Too bad I’m not convinced
God, I’m sick of this- just save yourself or I’ll be dead
All I know is heroes come and villains go 
Just give the lunatic a chance
All I know is something out is something old
I’ll never win- I’m just a man

The Conflagration isn’t yours- your bible is a war
Once we’ve broken through, there’s nothing to protect
Fetal bullets make you weak- your tremors can’t compete
The Human’s obsolete- what do you have left?
But all I know is heroes come and villains go 
Just give the lunatic a chance
And all I know is something out is something old
I’ll never win, I’m just a man
All I know is everywhere you come and go
There’s nothing new to understand
All I know is nowhere’s safe and no one’s home
I’ll never win, I’m just a man… but I don’t care
Black John is always there
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3 Sadist
Withering eyes catch you as you fall
A bitter sigh- no one moves at all
Let me in for one more long disgrace
Just forget the same distractions you refuse to face
We both know that it’s gone… but what if no one knows
No one knows to remember why it’s wrong?
This is all the pain a man can take- this is how a broken heart still breaks

I don’t need much to show you/ only enough to control you
Bury your head inside this and gather the darkness that binds it
I think I’ll die if you deny me/ swallowed alive in eternity
Give me a way to be the agony that knew you all along…

Push it down and hide me from this waste
Don’t hold back- I’d kill to take your place
Tell me a lie… tell me you don’t care
Just forget a storm is coming- just forget you’re scared
We both know how this ends… but what if no one knows
No one knows how to kill us in the end?
This is all you need for who you are- this is how a good man goes too far

I don’t need much to show you/ only enough to control you
Bury your head inside this and gather the darkness that binds it
I think I’ll die if you deny me/ swallowed alive in eternity
Give me a way to be the agony that knew you all along…

This is all the pain a man can take- this is how the blackest heart can break

I don’t need much to show you/ only enough to control you
Bury your head inside this and gather the darkness that binds it
I think I’ll die if you deny me/ swallowed alive in eternity
Give me a way to be the agony that knew you all along…
I’ve known you all along
I’ve known you all along
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4 Peckinpah
So I’m back in the corner, looking at either side again
There’s a terrible knowledge that comes from being arrogant
Don’t hold your breath- just keep what’s left- you’ll be justified
Reservations and revelations- prepare to crucify
I’m living incomplete- I’m dying for release
Killing extra time- Born of different minds- I will- decide

I’m seeing what the problem is/ I’m anathema anymore
I don’t know how I got here, but I’m locking every door
So I can never leave…

Oh, the seminal coward threatens to show his hand again
I can see all the exits, but I’m missing what is evident
Don’t save the best- just leave the rest- you’ll be vilified
Lamentations and calculations- I’ve got nothing left to hide
So now I’m living incomplete- I’m dying for release
Killing extra time- Born of different minds- I will- decide

I’m seeing what the problem is/ I’m anathema anymore
I don’t know how I got here, but I’m locking every door
So I can never leave…

I’m seeing what the problem is/ I’m anathema anymore
I don’t know how I got here, but I’m locking every door
I can be a better artifact or I can be a bitter king
I should know what I’m made of, but I’m starting to believe
That I can never leave…
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5 Stalemate
If I fail, if I fall, if I can’t be free then I never was at all
The more I fight I stay the same
Where do I go and what do I do? I’ll never know if I never get through
The more I fight I stay… the same

God, I love excuses- nothing better than a homemade lie
New rules and old confusion- the ones you just despise
Out of my way, out of my reach- how do you dream if you still can’t sleep?
My mind is a terrible gift and I’d rather be numb than feel this way
Come home when the metal is broken/ another thief doesn’t honor a thing
Time flies when the moment is golden/ I won’t leave this clean…

If I fail, if I fall, if I can’t be free then I never was at all
The more I fight I stay the same
Where do I go and what do I do? I’ll never know if I never get through
The more I fight I stay the same

Half my time in one protection- this is better than a beggar’s stand
New shoes and old directions- the epithet of man
Killing my name, killing my past- nothing’s left when nothing lasts
My life is a terrible waste… and I’m going down fast

But if I fail, if I fall, if I can’t be free then I never was at all
The more I fight I stay the same
Where do I go and what do I do? I’ll never know if I never get through
The more I fight I stay the same

Don’t be so distracted- I can tell you where the story ends
New sins and old abuses- no one wins again
This is my chance- this is my curse- we all know it’ll only get worse
My hell is a terrible case but I’ll give you all hell first…

If I fail, if I fall, if I can’t be free then I never was at all
The more I fight I stay the same
If I’m still, if I stall, if I can’t be heard I will never even call
The more I fight I stay the same
Where do I go and what do I do? The very thought scares the hell out of you
The more I fight I stay the same
If I fail, if I fall, if I know, if I care at all
The more I fight I stay the same
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6 Gravesend
Pulling the cold on top. Waiting for light and sound to stop.
Deeper and deeper today, further and further I fade away,
Let me ignore the cause. Special effects for common laws
I’m ready for NUMB… I’m ready for NUMB…
WHAT HAVE I BECOME?
If the demons take me, I just want to be damned for good
When the spirit makes me, I will die like a good man should

I was only 18 when I finally let go
Picking at the dead like a raven on the road
I will never understand if I never get told
Living in the dark like a raven on the road

Digging with pale white hands, keeping the calm and tasting sand
Doing a favor today. Telling a friend to stay away.
I can afford the cost. I don’t care for what I’ve lost. 
I’m ready for NUMB… I’m ready for NUMB…
WHEN DO I BECOME?
If the angels take me, they’re going to need extra time
When the spirit mocks me, I’ll know I only took what’s mine

I was only 25 when I finally went home
Looking for a ride like a murder on the road
I will only understand when you leave me alone
Dying in the dark like a murder on the road
Like a murder on the road

You’re never too young to remember you’re old
Looking for a deal like the Devil on the road
I will only understand when I finally get told
Waiting for the dark like the Devil on the road
Like the Devil on the road
Like the Devil on the road
Like the Devil on the road
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7 '82
Long ago, there was a dead rat caught in a Chinese trap
And all I had to show were the ashes of a life that had no chance
It wasn’t right, but all I could do was be another number that couldn’t refuse
What a lie, with nothing to lose- something happened in 1982
Are you the enemy? Let me show you what you did to me

Once I get away from here, I know it’s going to be my time
I’ve seen too much to keep me here- I don’t want yours I just want mine

I’m never alone… I’m always in the middle talking to myself
And all I want to know… am I really on the road? I just can’t tell
It isn’t right, but all I can do is take it to a level where I can’t refuse
It’s a lie- I need you to see- let me show you what you did to me

Once I get away from here, I know it’s going to be my time
I’ve seen too much to keep me here- I don’t want yours I just want mine
Before I get away from here, I think I better set you straight
I know my place is miles from here- you’ll never understand- I make my fate

Deep down there’s a Devil inside
He can make you give up everything
Settle if you want to die
Or you can live for a world that must be free

Once I get away from here, I know it’s going to be my time
I’ve seen too much to keep me here- I don’t want yours I just want mine
Before I get away from here, I think I better set you straight
I know my place is miles from here- you’ll never understand- I make my fate
Once I get away from here…
Once I get away from here, I know it’s going to be my time 
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8 The Uncanny Valley
Careful, the Heathen wants to play- do you want to be saved?
Someone doesn’t feel himself today- what a way to behave
When does your karma start to disarm your explosive demeanor?
It’s not a reason to seethe… I see you showing your teeth
These are the Valleys of Greed

I can’t believe my eyes
There’s a fire across my skies
There’s only so much left but
What does it matter? Everything is shattered…

Careful, the medicine’s designed to stain so we can see your veins
Rosa Americana pennies will rain in the face of the same
Better depression builds hungry legends
I always imagined the end was here in our sights
I never said it was right
This is the Battle we fight

Oh, I can’t believe my eyes
There’s a fire across my skies
There’s only so much left but
What does it matter? Everything is shattered…

Oh, I can’t believe my eyes
There’s a fire across my skies
There’s only so much left but
What does it matter? Everything is shattered…
Everything is shattered
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9 Blue Smoke
Until… I shape this simple future into 
Something that resembles my own life

I’ve killed… a thousand better choices
I’ve deceived a generation with my lies

I’m still… a bastard and a denizen
Immortal till I’m born again
A complicated fiction with no time

I feel…

I…
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10 Do Me A Favor
I am an ANTI-EVERYTHING MAN
A scab on the lips of the Lord
My Caustic Dismissal
Is all I need to get you to fall on your sword
It’s easy to live fast; it’s harder to live
I woke up today with a gun
Ignoring your history is killing your past
You might run forever if death never lasts 

So do me a favor/ your behavior
Is just a reason why there is no savior
When you’re wasted/ let’s face it
There’s a side of you that knows you’re a failure
Lives for the danger
Feels like an enemy, but looks like a stranger

The bell has rung on the Titans
Everybody give us some room
Your So-Called set of fake morals
I can’t tell the difference- is that an excuse?
The matter at hand is a matter of time
A sad little kid with broken toys
Your dogmatic license has kept you inside 
What will you do when you’re burning alive?
 
Do me a favor/ your behavior
Is just a reason why there is no savior
When you’re wasted/ let’s face it
There’s a side of you that knows you’re a failure
Lives for the danger
Feels like an enemy, but looks like a stranger

So do me a favor/ your behavior
Is just a reason why there is no savior
When you’re wasted/ let’s face it
There’s a side of you that knows you’re a failure
Lives for the danger
Feels like an enemy, but looks like a stranger

I don’t mind my old, dead story and I don’t want to lie to you
I know my glory will never be the same as truth
By now, my only enemy is you
I won’t go slowly- I’ll leave you behind
Leave you behind/ Leave you behind/ Leave you behind
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11 The Conflagration
Every now and then a lifetime needs a second chance to find another one, like you
Don’t forget your better reason- all your silly risks will bring you down
Several years of bitter Mondays take a heavy toll, then you realize… it’s you
Until you make this easy harder, no one else will care if you’re around

If you live your life with no tomorrows
Every day is just a road to sorrow
You should know- what they want they get it
If it’s you, they won’t let you forget it

Oh, so much for gentle lions gathering the sheep
All I wanted was something safe
Show me your ungrateful tyrants
I’ll point out the mirror points at you
This is where forever gets us…
Immoral wishes and oblivion, I can’t stay
I don’t need The Conflagration, 
I don’t need the hate, and I don’t need you

But if you live your life with no tomorrows
Every day is just a road to sorrow 
And you should know- what they want they get it
If it’s you, they won’t let you forget it

So if you live your life with no tomorrows
Every day is just a road to sorrow
You should know- what they want they get it
And if it’s you, they won’t let you forget it

I’m on my own… I’m on my own…
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12 The House of Gold & Bones
Oh, this is what its coming to/ Another Waterloo
You want to put me underground ‘cause I’m overused
Giving up as you’re pulling me down- I will make you come unglued
You can cover me in subtleties/ what an effigy
I can fake it ‘cause you’ll never be real to me
I’m innocent- I know I’m near the end
But if I can’t understand I will never win

The more I know my mind/ the more I leave you all behind
Living in the shadow of doubt/ I’ll never obey but I’ll always decide

All my hopes survive- I’ve got to do it alone
I will burn alive in the House of Gold and Bones

Oh, you’re the epitome of all the shit in me
And I’m surrounded by the people I will never be
Either way I’ve got nothing to prove to a son of a bitch like you
Well, this is hell and I wanted it, but I’m an idiot
It’s a phase ‘cause I know I’m illegitimate
Kill it- I want to see it- I want to feel it
I won’t be here forever

The more I know my mind/ the more I leave you all behind
Living in the shadow of doubt/ I’ll never obey and I’ll always decide

All my hopes survive- I’ve got to do it alone
I will burn alive in the House of Gold and Bones

The more I know my mind/ the more I leave this world behind
Living in the shadow of doubt/ I’m already gone, I’m already alive

All my hopes survive- I’ve got to do it alone
I will burn alive in the House of Gold and Bones
All my hopes survive- I’ve got to do it alone
I will burn alive in the House of Gold and Bones
In the House of Gold and Bones
In the House of Gold and Bones
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