Citizen

by Army Of Me

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released April 10, 2007

Produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette

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Track Name: Perfect
Perfect

It’s time that I got myself a nice suit
So that I could look respectable for you
And it’s time that I built myself a refuge
So that I could hide away if I so choose

These days it feels that everything is changing
Used to be that every stride you were standing by my side
But now it feels I’m walking on a tightrope
As I try to balance out how to make you proud

One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will shine, I will radiate
One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will take your breath away

And you almost don’t even recognize me
Saying, “How did you erase all but gorgeous from your face?”
But don’t be scared, ‘cause I’ll live here forever
Won’t you take a venture out?
Won’t you take a venture outta there?

One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will shine, I will radiate
One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will take your breath away

Stars will fall from skies above
But I am no prophet of doom
I just thought I’d warn you
It’s a service I provide for free to you
They call it love babe

One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will shine, I will radiate
One day I’ll be perfect, I’ll be so extraordinary
I will take your breath away
Track Name: Going Through Changes
Going Through Changes

It’s hard to have strength when there’s nothing to eat
And it’s hard to eat when you don’t have the teeth
And how when you lose the one thing you love
There’s nothing below and there’s nothing above

I’ve been going through changes
With nothing at all

It’s hard to accept what you don’t understand
And it’s hard to launch without knowing how to land
And how when it burns, you can’t change a thing
You can soften the blow, but you can’t stop the sting

I’ve been going through changes
With nothing at all
Nothing at all

I am still yours even if you’re not mine
I stare at the floor and I study the lines
Oh I took my place in the back of the crowd
Baby I couldn’t see, but at least it was loud
At least it was loud

And I’ve been going through changes
And I know that I needed changes
But not this…
This is not painless
Oh no, this is not painless
Track Name: Rise
Rise

I’ve been reaching for the stars
I’ve been stretching out so far
Am I getting any closer than I’ve ever been before?
I was lying in the gutter
I was crawling in the street
Now the servants are all sitting in the most distinguished seats, so…

Rise, rise
Like a star you will rise

I’m rebuilding this house that was taken by the waves
This time I’ll make a mansion
This time I’m not afraid
I was lying in the gutter
I was calling in the streets
I was looking for an answer
The answer, it found me, so…

Rise, rise
Like a star you will rise

Strengthen my ankles, it’s time to walk
Rise up, rise up, my heart’s unlocked
I have been hiding for much too long
It’s time..

Rise, rise
Like a star you will rise
Dead man, come out
Track Name: Meet You At The Mouth
Meet You At The Mouth

There’s a time for laughing
There’s a time for weeping
There’s a time for sowing
There’s a time for reaping

So on your knees now
Up on your feet now
The words won’t come out
When you’re trying to speak out

What’s it gonna take to put a smile on your face
You’re searching for a path to take you home
You’re a river and you’re flowing
You’re flowing to the sea
I will meet you, I will meet you at the mouth

There’s a time for moving
There’s a time for staying
There’s a time for cursing
There’s a time for praying

So on your knees now
Up on your feet now
The words won’t come out
When you’re trying to speak out

What’s it gonna take to put a smile on your face
You’re searching for a path to take you home
You’re a river and you’re flowing
You’re flowing to the sea
I will meet you, I will meet you at the mouth

There’s a time for losing
There’s a time for seeking
There’s a time for casting
And there’s a time for keeping

What’s it gonna take to put a smile on your face
You’re searching for a path to take you home
You’re a city on a hillside in a country far from here
I will go there and be a citizen of you
And I will meet you, I will meet you at the mouth
Track Name: Still Believe In You
Still Believe In You

You’re fragile like an eggshell that I’ve been kicking in
I’ll piece you back together if you will let me in

So sorry for what I’ve done
But believe I made amends
Is there a corner in your heart where I can make a bed?

I still believe in you

Oh if you gave me one drop from your golden cup
I would drink it to contentment
‘Cause I don’t need that much

Sometimes you must survive on just the air you breath
Sometimes there is no truth but still you do believe

I still believe in you

This is my profession of faith in you my dear
I still believe in you
I still believe in you
Oh darling you gave up

I still believe in you
Track Name: Thinking It Over
Thinking It Over

You want time, you want time to see
Who you are and what you want from me
You want life, you want life to be
A chorus with nice little harmonies

You’re thinking it over, thinking it over
You’re thinking it over, thinking it over
Well it sure sounds like a good plan
Like a good plan should be

Remember when, remember when we went
To see Dan after the accident
For one day, for one day it seemed
That we were, we were almost family, love

You’re thinking it over, thinking it over
You’re always thinking it over, thinking it over
Well it sure sounds like a good plan
Like a good plan should be

You’re just like me, I do the same
I just think and think
I can relate to the feeling that you’re going crazy
I’d even lie to ease your mind, really whatever it takes
It’s a circle that we can’t escape
And you get so tired running in place

Well it sure sounds like a good plan
It sure sounds like a pretty good deal
It sure sounds like a good plan to me
Love.
Track Name: Better Run
Better Run

If you find that your life would be better off without me
If you run at full speed and it feels good to be free
If you know it in your soul, though it’s hard to let it go
You better run, you better run

If you’re lifted from the ground and know you’re never coming down
Babe, if you’re a boxer and you can’t stand another round
Should freedom make a sound and your heart begin to pound
You better run, you better run

But the one thing that I ask
That you live without reserve
That you find out what you need
It’s sure what you deserve

Oh the time that we had, do you think it was a waste?
For, what good’s a memory without some sort of taste?
And does the value rise if it cannot be replaced?
You better run, you better run

But the one thing that I ask
That you live without reserve
That you find out what you need
It’s sure what you deserve

The one thing that I ask
That you live without reserve
And I know it hurts for now
But there’s always something learned
So don’t turn around
Don’t lose your footing now
And don’t lose your nerve
Gotta find out what you need
‘Cause it’s sure what you deserve
Track Name: How Long
How Long

Urgency has brought us here
We lost ourselves inside our fear
The future’s sour, I still must taste
I learn to trust, no time to waste
No time to waste

Somehow this man is still a boy
Like the birth of a child,
The greatest pain is the greatest joy

How long, how long, how long must I wait for the joy

I learn to walk on water, my friend
I start to build, but not on the sand
My heart still beats, though my eyes aren’t bright,
This hope is not an empty device

Thought I was strong, I’m on my knees
Thought I was fine, it’s you I need
Somehow this man is still a boy
At the birth of a child,
The greatest pain is the greatest…

How long, how long, how long must I wait for the joy.
How long
Tell me why I’m made to wait so long

Outside it’s quiet, outside so quiet
The sun will rise, so lift your eyes
Don’t beat your own back
Don’t beat your own back
You’re free to fly
You shine so bright

How long, how long, how long must I wait for the joy
How long
Tell me why I’m made to wait so long
So long
How long is so long?
Track Name: Walking On
Walking On

Your skin is thin
You take it in
Until you filled over the brim
You built a wall
A hundred stories tall
You hide inside
You’re shivering

I will reach out to you
I will carry you through

For tonight, the road so long you’re walking on
But keep walking on
Tonight, what you need is what you’ll find
To keep walking on

You want to believe
But still have your doubts
Maybe you will figure it out

And your morning will come
We will walk in the sun

For tonight, the road so long you’re walking on
But keep walking on
Tonight, what you need is what you’ll find
To keep walking on

There is no sound that’s quite as loud
As when your eyes are pointed down
There is no voice that makes it clear
Just what we think we’re doing here

So walk in the light
A hundred candles bright
After the valley, your mountain will come.

For tonight, the road so long you’re walking on
But keep walking on
Tonight, what you need is what you’ll find
To keep walking on
Keep walking on
And don’t look back
Keep walking on
Track Name: 2 Into 1
2 Into 1

I know it sounds foolish, but I live in hope
That one day all of my friends could be whole
For now you are broken and feel so unsure
Wherever we are, we can’t go back where we were

I want to fly straight into the sun
I want to burn the two into one

I know it sounds foolish, but I’m still in love
Although I surrendered, I’ve not given up
So if there is something that’s making you stay
I’m standing right here, I won’t walk away

And I want to fly straight into the sun
I want to burn the two into one

I’ve forgiven you
It’s all that I could do
It seems you have no choice when you love someone

I want you to know, you’re whiter than snow
I want you to see, to forgive is to breathe
And it’s something, it’s something you need
Forget what you’ve done
I want to burn the two into one

Two into, two into one
I know it sounds foolish, but I’m still in love
I know it sounds foolish, I’m not giving up
Track Name: Saved Your Life
Saved Your Life

Dear friend, when you said
That you’ve been dropping bombs on your own head
It made me sad, ‘cause you’re a man
And you’ve got your own blood on your own hands

What you stole, what you took
Could break a heart and fill a book
The story, a tragedy
And your memory will always be…

I saved your life a hundred times
Is this all that I get?
It’s a total, a total waste of time
I saved your life, I tried to share
Now I don’t even care
It’s a total, a total waste of time

Forces in, the good guys win
But your enemy, it was within
It mad me sad, you were a man
‘Til you had your own blood on your own hands

I saved your life a hundred times
Is this all that I get?
It’s a total, a total waste of time
I saved your life, I tried to share
Now I don’t even care
It’s a total, a total waste of time

I saw the light from the lawn
You were out walking, three in the morn’
The flashing came, a siren wail
And I have never seen skin so pale.
Track Name: Back To Business
Back to Business

Show me signs, show me billboards
Something to guide my way
I walk with purpose in darkness
And stumble in the light of day
So won’t you help me, won’t you help me out
I’m starting over here

And I’m so tired I can’t stay awake
Nothing to say, but so much at stake
When we awake, it’s back to business
To the business of hanging on

All these one way conversations
Are drinks that don’t quench my thirst
I look to you for some answers
Your silence it hangs like a curse
So won’t you help me, won’t you help me out
I’m starting over here

And I’m so tired I can’t stay awake
Nothing to say, but so much at stake
When we awake, it’s back to business
To the business of hanging on
And to the business of letting go
What you do, do it slow
‘Cause I can read the lines
They’re written in your eyes

And I’m so tired I can’t stay awake
Nothing to say, but so much at stake
When we awake, it’s back to business
To the business of hanging on
To the business of growing cold
To the business of facing facts
And to the business of letting go.