The Dark World's Troubled Dreams

by Michael & the Slumberland Band

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released April 28, 2015

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Track Name: Whispers in the Wall
The shallow tales of worried sleep
The misty thoughts the moonlight reaps
Creep about the living as we walk

Through days of cacophony, heat, motor cars on crowded streets
The haunted makes his way into the world

I could a been an action man
Tough as nails and frying pans
I would be so brave
If not for the whispers in the wall

I could've had a goodnight sleep
Filled with stars and counted sheep
Well rested and adjusted human being

Now the sun is sharp and villainous
Every anxious moment must
Be filled with morbid sorrow paranoid

I could have been a warrior
Brave and daring to the core
I would've been so happy
If not for the whispers in the wall
Track Name: Tattertail
Just how long can you ignore
Perils gnawing call
Towards what is not yours

Yours to break or to repair
Not a single golden hair
To break or repair

Where is safe and where is she
I know she'll never really be free

Should we dance around tonight?
Ya know i never really felt right

Are we saints or just polite?
When the dying are in sight
Do we close our eyes?

Here's wumbled thoughts for garbage souls
One day we'll get a hold, I'm told

Hey there spider
I've been tangled in your cobwebs
Hey there spider
Are you here to save me?
Can you stay long
Or just come to chat about the weather
Hey there spider
When ya gonna save me?
Wind her up
Wonder when the gears will stop
Wind her up
You crawling insect of the dark
When she's buried
You'll wish you could said you sorry
Calm the fury
Or let her wrath unfurl the story
Burn away
All thoughts that made you holy
Keep your pay
And dream of ways to stay awake

*Thanks Algernon Blackwood for the word Wumbled
Track Name: Bad Riddles
About the time I saw his eyes
Opened wide and terrified
I myself had realized
He'd take the world away

The way he cried while falling from the sky...
His eyes will never leave my mind

He's coming for you, the dead haunter of the gloom
He's crying out for you and swallowing the moon

about the time I set it straight
roamed the world in restless state
Found the truth I couldn't take
Searched a life away

The way he cried while falling from the sky...
His eyes will never leave my mind
Track Name: The Terror
When the lightning struck
When we rose from dust
When the clouds came over us
A stranger appeared
With his eyes a mirror
And tore a hole right in the air

There was something out there
Something far beyond the walls of sleeper
Like a tortured dreamer
Lost her place among the galaxy

Come back where our thoughts are clear
Where we all know your name
Where we all look the same
Unbodied planes

Who but I can see him?
The furious and blind idiot soul

When the rift appeared
And the stranger leered
Becoming his eyes a mirrored
There was no one else
So I looked my self
What I saw I can't retell

There was something out there
Something far beyond the walls of sleep
Like a tortured dreamer
Lost her place among the galaxy
Track Name: Hell House
Say it again
How was it then
When you lost your name?
Struggling raw
What was it you saw
When you lost your name?

I'm soft spoken and broken again
Bad dreaming and seeing the end then falling off

Still pouring and boring again
Ya know we're never gonna make it my friend
It's over now

I wont hold you hand
You'll be a better man
When you go through hell yourself
Take your life off of the shelf
Once your eyes have turned to sand
Then the world will understand

Catching the words I thought I heard
What was it you saw?

Were you live you live alone in your dread
Words can capture only fragmented heads
It's just enough
Enough to know you're left alone in the cold
Enough to roughly get a sight of the world
Before falling off

"Hey it's me again
Disaster's only friend
The Caster of the Storm
Dissolver of the Bones"
You're feeling kinda sick
Well you gotta run with it
Track Name: Ghostling
You were there
Looking where
Our lives had ended
Cold debris
Host of trees
Towering above
You looked at me
Crying
"We cannot go back
Here we are
Forever scars
On the earth"

Or you wanted to believe

I'll speak for the whole country when
I try and say that I'm sorry
But words can't make you one of us

We're here out in a forest
Where life was
And always will be with out us
Stomping all over the place

We were real
We thought and feeled
All that we could then
Chasing dreams
Keeping clean
Or doing our best
Everything
There was to need
I needed
All the time
There was to bleed
I bleeded

Or I wanted to believe

I'll speak for the whole country when
I try and say that I'm sorry
But words cant make you one of us

But I'm here out in an ocean
Where hands raise to hold me above them and
Keep me from sinking down too far below
But you're all alone
Track Name: Slept the Day Away
There's no where to go
There's nothing to do
When I'm with you

When I'm by myself
It's a living hell
Nothing comes out

No one wants to sleep the day away
We do, we all sleep the day away
There's stuff we should be doing
But we all sleep the day away

And we'll keep on sleeping till we die

It's a living hell
Nothing comes out
But I keep trying

No one wants to do the dishes
but we all do the dishes
There's stuff we'd rather be doing
But we're all doing dishes

And you keep on working till you die