Nola (1995)

Scott’s Selection: 4/9/2017 – 4/15/2017

Theme: Sludge

Artist: Down

Release Date: 9/19/1995

Runtime: 56:33

Label: Elektra

Track Listing:

1). Temptation’s Wings – 4:24
2). Lifer – 4:36
3). Pillars of Eternity – 3:57
4). Rehab – 4:03
5). Hail the Leaf – 3:28
6). Underneath Everything – 4:46
7). Eyes of the South – 5:13
8). Jail – 5:17
9). Losing All – 4:21
10). Stone the Crow – 4:42
11). Pray for the Locust – 1:07
12). Swan Song – 3:35
13). Bury Me in Smoke – 7:04

Lyrics:

1). Temptation’s Wings

I feel the pressure, it lightens
To judge this spirit of mine
To be like the judgement
To be the king that is left behind

To hell with I miss you
I said I do it alone
Feeling the problem
A broken vision to call my own

I gave my life to reason
And now I’m watching my life go

My wit is falling apart

I can’t shake temptations wings
I can’t shake temptations wings

Bury my head with frustration
I look at others and wonder why?
Feeding my cancer
A broken vision that stole my sight

I gave my life to reason,
Now I’m watching my life go

My wit is falling apart

I can’t shake temptation wings!
I can’t shake temptation wings!
I can’t shake temptation way

That’s right, temptations way.

Temptations wings…
Temptations wings got me pale
Why?

2). Lifer

Oh yeah,
free at last, im the past,
undone in unknown prision,
and im holding on,
peace and need,
a mouth to feed,
im standing way on the other side,

Im staring right back at myself,
and through its frozen,
im laughing right back at my health- lifelong

arms and nots, liver spots
undone this baby of worlds,
steal and keys, soul to me,
no doubts bout my physolsify,

Im staring right back at myself,
and through its frozen,
im laughing right back at my health- lifelong

lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer,lifer

Im staring right back at myself,
and through its frozen,
im laughing right back at my health- lifelong

3). Pillars of Eternity

Crumbling world falls through my hands
In my mouth taste bitter sands.
Grass is burning, pulse is slow.
Drip by drip my backwards growth… crawl.
Fade to hate.
And I’ll die within my fade
Wine, song, women, birth
This deflowered mother earth
Planting, plowing, how she grieves.
The seeds that grow these dying trees
Fade to hate

4). Rehab

long day lay me low.

lay me low.

head burning drunk.
I don’t need none
that’s right man I’m fine
but what I’ve got to know,
is have I wasted time?
My eyes are blind
to almost everything you see.
and I’m drowning through sorrow
– you recognize me –
be me for a change (fucked)
under the silk,

in a box of pine,
and that’s dying –
not a single other life
ever will have felt my price
is it worth the risk to be revived?
and I’m dying, I’m hollow
– It won’t deny me –
be me for a change (fucked)
on the last day
they’ll take it all away
on and outta my mind
gimme some medicine…
and I’m drowning through sorrow
– it won’t deny me –
be me for a change (fucked)
yeah, one more time…

long day kill me long

5). Hail the Leaf

that brave river, I can’t sail.

because of that lone feeling,
that I might fail.
So fuck it.
I just smoke let me feel stoned
6th hour.
I still fail to rise,
and I cower in
reality’s eyes, so I
just smoke

let me feel stoned
let that paranoia cut
my head off.
I’m low down
crying shame today smoke stoned
I have fallen
scattered the wave
alone I’m crying
broken shade
So I just smoke let me feel stoned
I can’t feel you
you can’t brave (the river?)
no more sadness no more pain
not what feeds you but what raves
no more sadness no more…

6). Underneath Everything

Woe to me, battered man
raise the monolith
deitize my spirit rise
like days the world forgets – down the
drain – laid to lame
a fool-ass hearty bliss
borderline suicide,
celebrate before my death
your promised land divide,
that’s why the world lies.
I give up.
That’s enough. I give up.
I’m underneath my life.
dog in heat, beware the street
its there you’ll meet your end
poverty is not for me,
but I’ll take her back again
to prove a point,
to laugh it off, to cross you off my path,
grip the night, pull the cord,
a much inspired wrath.
your promised land divide,
that’s where the world lies.
I give up.
That’s enough. I give up.
I’m underneath my life.
carry me back from the war
and from the lord

7). Eyes of the South

This time is real,
its a love i feel,
it may be tainted,
but god knows its good to me,
cause you see,
i leave my woes,
at strangers road dispose,
and let the sun back on my face,

Its a soul sense of pride,
good lord the south is blind,
but she gives me so much,
suffrage with my pain,

I feel the strain,
when it get these kinda things to drain,
i`ve fucked it how,
it my dad, its my family
and i need that woes,
it takes the deepen holes,
and it pumps the blood back in my veins,

Its a soul sense of pride,
good lord the south is blind,
but she never bury her head,
in shame,

please let me ride run,
come one call me on,

But please let me die

8). Jail

One day, the strain,
i`ve never felt like this before,
our lives capsized,
one man will give back,
be calm my love,
why don’t u kneel for me?

I write for sight,
one day you’ll find me in the distance,
more sublime,
but still never died before

9). Losing All

my brain distorts the pleasure,
no facts behind my eyes.
this pain I’ve come to treasure,
being down has become my life…

don’t know which one is real,
been kicked in the groin
I drown the way I feel,
though I will to go

Losing all

I’m lord of misery
I’m king of the hill
I’m a broken man of the world
in a state of

my wrists are slit,
I’m losing all.
gun at my head,
I’m losing all.
my bones are broken,
I’m losing all
last time I had,
I’m losing all

Losing all

10). Stone the Crow

A bout of deep depression.
Can’t seem to move it forward.
My lying eyes lie awake.
Not sure what I am after.
I never died before.
Can’t help what happened yesterday.
I never stoned the crow, no.
Flip through endless stories.
A life of hand-written pain.
No one can share this hurt that is mine, mine, mine.
I never died before.
Can’t be what happened yesterday.
I shouldn’t stone the crow, no.
Ride on!
Same old city, same old tale.
No matter how I try,
No matter what I say,
I’m blamed, I’m shamed,
I’m judged unfairly.
So now I’ve died before.
It feels as bad as yesterday.
I never stoned the crow, no.
You too have died before.
I fought as hard as yesterday
I never stoned the crow, stoned the crow, no, no.

11). Pray for the Locust

Instrumental

12). Swan Song

My time, all my life
some way, I saved
the memory, the pending,
the family, surround me

a god given time,
a god given gift of life.
a time to take away,
to kill the pain,
to give me to the ground.

the pills, the windowsill
razorblade, great escape
so lonely, the feeling,
the slipping, the bleeding

good lord where are you found?
carry judgment way underground
did you laugh at me, now alone?
shoulda changed my way by now…

hero…

a god given time,
a god given gift of life.
a time to take away,
to kill the pain,
to give me to the ground.

13). Bury Me in Smoke

Windows are closing to keep me locked
No chance was given to find myself today…
My time of aging… wonder when I’ll die…
But When My Time Will Come I Know The Reason WHY!!!
I have an escape, alone it keeps me safe and in my home
I have a reason, to keep me satisfied until I’m gone
Don’t regret the rules I broke
When I die bury me in smoke
Under the world I wait for my fate
My soul is wasting beneath my blissful haze
My time of aging wonder when I’ll die
But when my time will come, I know the reason why
I have an escape, alone it keeps me safe and in my home
I have a reason, to keep me satisfied until I’m gone
Don’t regret the rules I broke
When I die bury me in smoke

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