The Character Sign

by Jahn

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2013 RPM Challenge, the fourth album.

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released February 27, 2013

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Track Name: Dream Eater
It's sublime that you get more tough
The more you sense that our death is coming
You're hitching a ride to the final stop
It's just a way to pretend you're living

Why do you think it can't happen again
Why do you think we're so indecisive
'cause in the end it's just your dream attacking dreams

There's still a future beneath the blame
Just like a life in repair you're hiding
Too great a cost to predict youre shame
Holding court with the years presiding

Why do you think we can't change it again
Why do you think we are past romancing
'cause in the end it's just your dream attacking dreams

Regret is a game where it's better to fail
Than to drown in your circumstances
Oh, it's cold comfort dreaming on nails
You're better off chasing second chances

Why do you think it can't happen again
'cause in the end it's just your dream attacking
Why do you think we are past romancing
'cause in the end it's just your dream attacking dreams
Track Name: Silver
I've hidden from you for no reason at all
No context at all, just my habit, my fault

Just my habit to blame, no reason at all
Not earnest at all, just a pretext to thought

Your wish for peace, it's drowning down the well
That's where I fall
No rest for the weary, we've got them believing in fate
That's my way in the world

So the memories that keep us together
Are the same that bind us and tear us apart
So let's reach beyond our disconnect
And betray what we suspect

Are traitors and rebels for love
Are traitorous and rebels for love

This is our judge
Our private opinion has fully condemned us
A desolate justice
Isolation, come as a welcome state
But now there's no escape from within
From this prison within

Your wish for peace is running down the well
It's spinning 'round, that's where I fall
No test for the weary, we've got them believing in fate
That's my way in the world

They're rebels for love
That's my way in the world
A desolate justice
That's my way in the world
From a prison within
That's my way in the world
We're rebels for love
Track Name: Pacing
Don't forget that you are more

Illusion/Disillusion
Looking busy to avoid them
To diminish them
Is to chastise them

A quick release to separate
Skin from skin provides relief
What begins within
Is to cherish them

In the wild, there's no control
Don't forget that you are more
Your wildness, it keeps you pacing
Don't forget that you are more

Wounded, and you're trapped again
The battles won and the battles spent
Live on to fight again, in the wild there's no control
Don't forget that you are more

Your wildness keeps you pacing
Track Name: The Princess Mole
I sought you in a difficult season
Where I tended to hide my heart
But I telegraphed all my moves
To draw it nearer to you

There was no reason to be so fearless
You were hoping I'd be insincere
But I kept the hope that I'd choose
To draw away from you

I don't want to drop it, I don't want to drop it
It's just an old habit of mine
It's just a wound that I hid in my heart
Bleeding a drop at a time

Our forbidden love's in need of repair
But how can we reach past the tipping point
Reach past a three-point circumstance
To disconnect from you

We've resigned that there isn't any time
The moments we have are pregnant with the past
We're never too tired to explain
That it'll last, it'll last

I don't want to drop it, I don't want to drop it
It's just an old habit of mine
It's just a wound that I hid in my heart
Bleeding a drop at a time

We've resigned that there isn't any time
And the moments we have are pregnant with the past
We're never too tired to explain
That it'll last, it'll last

We'll spin it together 'til the collapse
Track Name: The Ides
Trust the flag with a terrible deal
It's driving you hard over the hill
It's pushing you to a certain ugly truth

So lift high that flag you believe in
Taunting you snapping into the waves
It's leading you into a terrified bombing raid

It's a raging torrent throwing you down to the earth
Oh loyalty it's such a dirty word
You can measure your pain here by degrees
Oh sympathy is such a dirty word
You've left behind the blind asking the blind

Diving down to your bleached possessions
No idea of what you've hidden here
A sailor of your twisted night
broken by your twisted stare

So return to your careful crawling
You tell yourself there’s an easier way
But you can’t tell your friend from foe
There’s no escape from your poison airs

It's a raging torrent throwing you down to the earth
Oh sympathy it's such a dirty word
You can measure your pain here by degrees
Oh gratitude is such a dirty word
You've left behind the blind asking the blind

There's no feeling without meaning in the end
I have possession in the end
I have the passion in the end (in the end)

Diving down to your bleached possessions
No idea of what you've hidden here
A sailor of your twisted night
broken by your twisted stare

Oh loyalty is such a dirty word
You can measure your pain here by degrees
Oh sympathy is such a dirty word
You've left behind the blind asking the blind
Track Name: Browbeat
I’m the Jack of a lonely trade I fear
I’ve mastered none that you seem to grow fond of
Well none worth a mention
Oh, we’re so unmentionable

Let’s see that show of hands that you really care
For anything worth crying over for real
For the one who’s everything
Anything worth mentioning

All that preening and pruning
Is more fun than the show
All of that terrible truth
Is as boring as love it's boring its way into love (unmentionable love)

I’m just a Simple man, and i’m begging you to breathe
Just dreaming of gathering just enough shadow
well just enough for shade
We’re so untouchable

Let’s see those dreams deferred
Long enough to breed
that neglect of contempt
Or at least enough to forget
It’s so unmentionable, or at least untouchable
Track Name: The Strung-Outs
This is the way that I am, for the moment
This is the way that I approach you
This is the way that I delight you
Shining on you from so far away

This is the way that you absorb me
So meagerly you try to reflect me, oh no
You radiate me so coldly again
You briefly satisfy me

This is a shout out to reach all my strung outs
This is for the art of escape
This, our malaise that we tore from the same fate
Oh it’s fatal, oh it’s fatal

This is a shout out to reach all my strung outs
This is for the art of escape, yeah
This, our malaise that we sold out for praise
Oh it’s fatal, oh it’s fatal
Oh it’s fatal, when you say it’s over it’s only over
When you say it’s over

This didn’t take too long to find an error
Or even a newborn condition to set in
It didn’t take any new recognition
To liberate, to court a new flame

This is the haze that covers it all, oh well
This is a well tempered point it’s changing
To set aflame setting fire to the ash that falls on a new path

This is a shout out to reach all my strung outs
This is for the art of escape
This, our malaise that we tore from the same fate
Oh it’s fatal, oh it’s fatal

This is a shout out to reach all my strung outs
This is for the art of escape, yeah
This, our malaise that we sold out for praise
Oh it’s fatal, oh it’s fatal
Oh it’s fatal
But it’s only over when you say it’s over...
Track Name: Hello, Strollover
I believe that you’re spinning around
You’re spinning around in your make believe
You are a person of interest
with no personal interest in staying sane

You, you’re stepping in time, you’re out of step
you never regret, to let it all go
you’re never one to quit, so what will happen to it
when you let it all go?

You’re just using what is tried and true
But what is tried and true is really grinding you down
You never guarded your heart
You never looked to your heart to stay the same

You, you’re stepping in time, you’re out of step
you never regret, to let it all go
you’re never one to quit, so what will happen to it
when you let it all go?

You cut it quick, you cut it loose, so let’s be free from dignity (2x) Let’s be free

Sure, you’re sugary sweet
You say all the sweet words that no one really wants to hear
Oh you’re not a bother
But it’s such a bother to pour some salt on the wound

You, you’re stepping in time, you’re out of step
you never regret, to let it all go
you’re never one to quit, so what will happen to it
when you let it all go? (2x)