Lyrics

Doctor Quantum

What is there but to behold

What is there but to control the kindling

Casting shadows on your soul

We can harness, we can mold you

 

What a lovely specimen

We’d be glad to take you in

 

I used to be a lot like you

Unbridled fire, deadly gloom

I kissed nirvana for a night

They gave me pills and took my

 

Sight unseen, my teenage dream,

I can guess what brings you here to me.

I can hear your dendrites scream

with excruciating energy

 

There’s a pill for everything

We just have to ascertain what you need

There’s a pill for everything

We’ll just have to cut you open and see

 

Nowhere Near the Blade

Take a breath, it’s only oxygen you’re losing after all

Pay no mind to any notion that the walls are closing in

Look around at all the evidence you’re safe inside this room

Remember me, remember every time I held your hand to tell you this

 

When you feel that too-familiar pulling in your lungs

Just count backwards; it isn’t death you’re running from

When you feel the acid bubbling up inside your lungs

Have no fear; your thread is nowhere near the blade

 

Now you see just how deceitful all the ghosts inside you are

Let them know you won’t surrender to their woeful cries, their clever bribes

I send my love, send it like countless troops to penetrate the walls

Watch them burn, watch them disintegrate beneath my hands, my steady hands

 

Please don’t let it take you down

Don’t let it take you down

Don’t let it take you down

 

The Abducted

I’m alive inside this prison cell

On this ship I look out to find what I remembered

Light years passing by outside my window in the night

Out in the darkness my mind starts to wander through the cosmic divide

 

Wading through star fields

And stumbling past planets

I crawl through the skies

On a ship made of chains

My body is restrained, but my heart’s reaching for you

 

In my mind I am on my way to you

Never really wondering how I’ll make it through

Somewhere out among the stars you’ll be waiting

Galaxies are ever changing

 

Feeling the silent breathing

I think aloud, “Where are you now?”

Choking on stale and dank recycled air, I can now

Feel artificial gravity crush me

Like some kind of dream I think about what it could mean

If for an instant my life became nothing more but what they should need

 

Wading through star fields

And stumbling past planets

I soar through the skies

On a ship made of chains

My body is restrained, but my heart’s reaching for you

In my mind I am on my way to you

Never really wondering how I’ll make it through

Somewhere out among the stars you’ll be waiting

Galaxies are ever changing us

 

Nobody’s Angel

Who knows

What this body is capable of

When the sparks fly from my fingertips

I feel alive

 

Would it be better if I turned it in

Worlds better in a world without my —

no — hang on —

pull yourself together

the burning’s not so bad

it just makes you want to

set

the

whole

damn

thing ablaze

makes you want to

rip

your

self

limb from limb

 

i should sleep

maybe go get some air

but

something is tying my hands

 

Who knows

What this body is capable of

When the sparks fly from my fingertips

I feel alive

 

Would it be better if I turned it in

Worlds better in a world without my —

no!

don’t let it get to you, don’t let it get to you

don’t let it get to you, don’t let it get to you —

 

i

don’t

know

how much

longer I

can

with-

stand this

let the

embers fly