Cardinal Sin

by Tony Saxon

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Igor Vukobratovic - Guitars
Patrick Tobin - Bass
Jonathan Perelly - Drums & Percussion
Tony Saxon - Vocals, Guitars, Harmonium, Omnichord.

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released October 7, 2013

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Track Name: Pass
no breath on my neck in the moonlight
no warm soft skin by my side
faded memories of the pass
lay heavy on my mind tonight
while my thoughts race under covers
do they overflow my head
i wonder if they make it to you
and lay with you in your bed
as i project my prescence,
send it forth on wings of lead
hoping somehow i can find you
and get inside your head

through all this darling, where are you?
seems like all the others just pass through.

this aint my bed where im sleeping
but it will have to do for now
it seems winter's taking hold
of these overpriced suburban towns
and throughout all these houses
where i lay my bones to sleep
by the graces of my brothers,
i pray the night my soul to keep.
sickness she is waiting
on the breath of the freezing wind
im so thankful for these shelters
to cover my guest skin

through all this darling, where are you?
seems like all the others just pass through.
Track Name: Wreck
pay the man now
or pay the man later
you got your back against the wall
sit inside of clocks holding the hands back
while you rob peter to pay paul

and hiding dont mean a thing
cause the phone is still gonna ring

you smoked yourself into an asthmatic wreck
to the tune of a thousand bouncing checks
and just to spite the nights you couldnt sleep
you sowed more seeds that you'll never reap


this is step one on how to outrun
what you thought you left behind
cause chances are you didnt get far
and its still clawing at the back of your mind

don't it feel like every scratch
is digging up the past

you gotta pay the man now
sooner than later
chances are you wont at all
you gotta pay the man now
sooner than later
chances are you're bound to fall
Track Name: Unceremoniously
so unceremoniously
maybe now you've found your serenity
it wasnt in those dark, dark nights
when you shook alone
now they've come to pass,
a nd you're finally home
so et some rest, in that long long sleep
the war is over, you've found your peace.

after just one taste,
chains form in your mind.
when they pull you in, clarity becomes so hard to find.
you hid your face so filled with shame
when all their praise turned into blame
i won't let them say that you fought in vain
we all try to do good
and we all fall astray
so unceremoniously
maybe now you found your serenity.
Track Name: Mean Disposition
they say the pen is mightier than the sword
but since I cant afford the ink, i might as well start swinging
you say theres a pattern in this
that requires analysis,
but if these walls could talk id be gone before they spoke

ive suffered the same fate
a million different times
in a million different beds,
under a million different lights.
never to return twice.
you may call it a curse,
or a blessing in disguise
establish all connections to see
their hearts shift before my eyes

lord, send me a soul
to turn this stone into gold
alchemy for the aches and shakes
to wash these eyes from the darkness theyve been shown
maybe its in my own mind or just truly hard to find
but this passenger seat's been empty for too long

ive suffered the same fate
a million different times
in a million different beds,
under a million different lights.
never to return twice.
you may call it a curse,
or a blessing in disguise
establish all connections to see
their hearts shift before my eyes

mean disposition
stay the hell away from me
ten years ago
i never thought this is who id be.
Track Name: Indian Giver
all those promises, like seeds, you were quick to sow
that you tore from the earth before they could fully grow
your hands ripped through the dirt where love did once reside
aint you an indian giver; the thorn in my side

there are victories born of defeat
they live in the air that i push from my throat to my teeth
they live in the words i arrange before i speak
they've always been mine, and so they are free.

and my greatest success ive found now, im free.
of the thickening plot set to destroy me
lay your burdens down on some new mind
you're an indian giver, but ill be thankful in time.
Track Name: Cardinal Sin
it would be cardinal sin
to jump ship before
we ever began to begin

so open your cage
let your bird fly free
if she dont return then let her be
there is one thing you must understand
you can't lose what you never had.

there are certain things you cannot claim
broken vows are all that remain
from a mind you can't rearrange
of the bird you cannot change.

there aint nothin good that's ever been easy.
there aint nothin easy thats ever been good.
Track Name: Young Man, Old Van
hought it was a good idea
she thought otherwise
the moment he made his intentions clear
was the hour of his demise.

just a young man in an old van
with a capable throat and swift hands
such a pretty girl with a broken mind
who refused to believe he was the best she'd ever find

he told her

meet me in the morning time
where the sun begins to shine
ill be yours and youll be mine
together we will be just fine

stay until the sky hangs low
moon will shine a borrowed glow
reflect our eyes on what we see
into another's naturally

he is left with none of this
just targets he aimed for and missed
considering all the reasons why
to these restrictions he complies

awakens in the morning time
where the refused to shine
subconcious cinematic lies