Joke Parade

by Halcion Halo

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released July 22, 2016

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Halcion Halo Tacoma, Washington

Halcion Halo is Hard Rock. Roots from industrial, Goth, tribal, metal, punk and grunge; the writing pages continue to expand beyond the scope of normal degenerates and right over to the dark dreams of alcohol fuming funny cars and chance encounters with snakes and apples…. ... more

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Track Name: Tease Me
I was killed in an empty lie, a week and broken heart
Took the dance to paralyze, don’t assume I like to victimize
So long to my old friends, you don’t play the part
I’m in need of a bend, while we fall apart

I’m feeling pretty, you could be special too.

I know it’s bad for me, but it feels so good with you
I’d suffer long days and nightmares
I know it’s bad for me, when it’s to good to be true
But we can’t stop for wars and blind stares

It’s a hard panting heavy petting zoo
Like sweet & sour candy we are abusively new
Caught like a trout in your stream
Fishnet stockings are cleverly cruel
Bored and waiting you out, the carriage idles about

What says you?

I know it’s bad for me, but it tastes so good off you
I’d suffer long days and nightmares
I know it’s bad for me, so is the bitter truth
We can’t stop for wars and blind stares

This ride isn’t free
This ride isn’t free

If it were up to me, we’d never stop again
Burning holes and playful fingers
it’s fun to touch friends
The lights have all gone red
the pedals to the floor
If we die tonight, the story would be
He was up in her, she was down on him
something was at the back door

I know it’s bad for me, but it feels so good with you
I’d suffer long days and nightmares
I know it’s bad for me, when it’s to good to be true
But we can’t stop for wars and blind stares
Track Name: Choke Apple
His pain, keeps him true
And the longing he feels for you
Along his scattered poisoned golden life
His heart grows tangled and dim with every fight

Everyday, it turns black
And the seasons say welcome back
The longest shadow seeks the night
The venom of her kiss is his light

My better days have come and gone
Growing smaller in the mirror as I move along
And still my swill spills from the top
My lungs grow heavy as I drink every thought

Everyday, it turns black
And the seasons, say welcome back
The longest shadow, seeks the night
The venom of her kiss, is his light

I drank and fought to climb every rung
Choked on the apple for far to long
Filled my needles, removed all my chains
Forced the plunger down and fell with rain

Everyday, it turns black
And the seasons say welcome back
The longest shadow seeks the night
The venom of her kiss is his light
Track Name: Crown for Nothing
It’s a bloody, Hand in the car, no body is claiming the deed
It’s all that’s left of the story so far, the pages will clearly read
No one has suffered, least not to name, show me proof and I’ll show you the game
The blood has dried, and the tears never came, I guess our fortune is still the same

I’m driving doorways, we speed in the rain
Two headlights coming, and sex leaves us pain
They call it poison, but tastes just the same
Brings me life and slithers through our veins
I like watching, lay cross your belly,
cuddle like you know what i need
but i’ve been speaking, taking my orders
bleaching my fingernails free

I could cross my legs but you’d be looking
Broken glass and drinks on the floor
I don’t wear this crown for nothing
We could barry the ax but we still want more

It’s a lovely place we’ve made here
Bring all your friends to the grounds
We’re selling lights brighter than heaven
Burn your retina’s out
Track Name: Snarling Slaves
The reeds bend lightly, the trees move out of the way
The wind shakes the shutters, we’ve all got prayers to make
The rider comes nightly, the steam of his breath stains
All the unfortunate heroes, with their conquests on display

All the forgotten children born here, cast to their shallow graves
Sounds of screams, grinding bones, haunted hills and snarling slaves

Torrent schleps through the gutters, temptation longs to play
Don’t deny your savior, learn to mend your wounds today
And the beast he rides us nightly, with his claws upon our skin
All the fortunate heroes watch their conquests die within

All the forgotten children born here, cast to their shallow graves
Sounds of screams, grinding bones, haunted hills and snarling slaves
All the vacant eyes stare down and eat from their captors hands
One more quivering hero, bites down on that beguiling hand

Why would you love this land, oh barry that offending hand

The returning father’s failing, cast his gift upon his girls
Drinks port for death in waiting, and lays a veil upon his world
And with anguish in my right hand, and vengeance to my left
One more fortunate hero, will taste my binding death

All the forgotten children born here, cast to their shallow graves
Sounds of screams, grinding bones, haunted hills and snarling slaves
All the vacant eyes stare down and eat from their captors hands
One more quivering hero, bites down on that beguiling hand

Why would you love this land, oh barry that offending hand
Why would you love this land
Track Name: Weighted Cards
It’s a waisted life, over a broken heart
The tears tare and crumble, the marble art
And the longing drains, all our reserve to fight
I’m cast as the shadows of a perfect life

My words will stand, long after I go
The weight they’ll carry all my soul

Our parlor tricks dance, on thin veil lines
We work just to lumber over delicate vines
How I see less by day, even more by night
The ghosts tremble in wonder over the loss of light

Like a puzzle lost and cherished, I pick up mine
Cobble it together, just for one more time
Under weighted cards we dream, like humble grass
We bend back the corners, to see the queens last dance
Track Name: Gold Teeth
Got you all tailored up, looking fine looking swell for your last day
They’re not shoveling dirt on your coffin, but they’re pushing you down to the grave
In this magic moment, I am yours to consume
The weight of the world is laughing over your shoulders, you know its all included

And hey, what a fantastic mistake, we could live, while the whole worlds in the grave
Cause I like the weight of dirt on my face
I like the taste of gold on my teeth

Found you needed love, needed fire needed a swell of holy hearts
Put another notch on the headboard but you’ve been shopping in a bone yard
This is another moment, and the world is yours to consume
The weight of the world is hanging from your shoulders you know its all included

And I pray, everything is real
And I pray, the whole world is real
I like the taste of gold on my teeth
I like the weight of the world on my face
Track Name: The Tracks
We’ve all grown tired, of raising arms, dragging our gear through the foreign farms
Telling our children, have no fear, leaving our women for the next guy to steal
I’ve peeled the layers, cut my own lines, built up an army under the jagged vines
sold all my profits riddled with tears, carried my statue through the stolen years

You want all my bullets
I got one for you
Tell me how you stole it
I walk these tracks for you

You say hero like it has no claim, judging the deed when its all the same
We should mind our own business, killer’s pride, I’ve seen more demons tell truths over lies
We are our cravings, a waste of time, can you deliver before we reach the line
Can’t buy a ladder, to climb this wall, can’t steel a promise from the reapers call

You’re not a stranger
A parallel life
You’re after wisdom
swinging the knife
I’ve seen reflections
Put up a fight
Carried by rage
Borrowed life
You want safe harbor
We want the sea
Save us the bother
Know its not free
I’ve seen the factions
Fall in the Mass
Grave of Despair
Knife in our backs
OH, Life Burns Fast
Track Name: Stolen Pity
I bring the thunder, I creak across the sky
Strikes the fear in your children, they pull the covers over their eyes
On top of a wooden ship, no sails to carry me home
The deep dark vast of the ocean, with its eyes that eat us alone

I don’t need your pity, I don’t need a home or space
We’ve all got our islands, and we can’t look to heavens face

On this island, I see the shadowed face
She looks like heaven, looks like a deep lone space
I know we want to live, I know the time will come
When we are asleep at night and we pick up that telephone

I don’t need your pity, I don’t need a home or space
We’ve all got our islands, and we can’t look to heavens face

No we can’t look to heavens face

On our islands, we seek the shadowed face
We look for heaven, and long for a smiling face

I want you to see, go ahead and draw that line
I want you to be, the darkness come alive

We’ve all got our islands here, lost in our baby’s fears
Go ahead and speak the words, cause we’ve coming over in the mourn

I don’t need your pity, I don’t need a home or space
We’ve all got our islands, and we can’t look to heavens face

No we can’t look to heaven’s face
Track Name: Joke Parade
I want to color your skin
I want to armor your hands with knifes
When they’re finished fitting you for your suit
We’ll barry you tonight

There’s no fortune at forty, even the king of the jungle feels lame
You howl at the gods that harness the heavens, because you want your own street named
The best thing we have is legend, the only stories that hold true
Are the ones we forgot to tell you about when they’re putting the bricks on you

There is no heaven with us here

You can pray for another day, and if they answer your tears
You’ll be selling that shit wearing these shackles looking to disappear
The gods they want your money, you pay for your freedom secure
No they don’t want you back, don’t want your love, they want your dreams massacred

There is no heaven with us here
You can dance around a fire of dreams and fears
Welcome to the Joke Parade my dear

I want to color your skin
I want to armor your hands with knifes
When they’re finished fitting you for your suit
We’ll barry you tonight

Be ready for the light, it burns like a fire
and it comes on you like desire
Are you climbing the ladder or sinking down
will you follow the lamp into the ground

There is no heaven with us here
You can dance around a fire of dreams and fears
Welcome to the Joke Parade my dear
Track Name: Lost Route
Sunlight, silent dawn
wake to the coming siren that calls
Stand in attention
Fall so proud
move like a wasp
The beat of a breakdown

We’ve said, some words, that could’ve left out
Didn’t say regret it, when the verdict came out
Shallow graves for fresh meat, the cats circle the long beat
I can smell decay from my window, as I take my seat

Is this all you’ve got?
Because we wanted it all
You treated us like beggars
And we trusted it all

I bow in allegiance, to feel the sting
my maker my poison, our silent screams
A penny under tongue, a garden for worms
Pull up a seat don’t regret it, leave it un-spoken my son

It’s broken twice
We’re paralyzed with the fear
Try to not talk about it
When everyone’s near
Lost in route
Up against the wall
Gave too many free ones
Watched our brothers fall