NUMBERS HAVE THEIR WAY

by R.M. Isaiah

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2010 High Witness Recording Co.
San Francisco, CA

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released 15 June 2010

All songs by R.M. Isaiah.

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Track Name: All Alone
Darling don’t be scared
Come lie down by the fire
You got nothing to fear
We’re all alone out here

You know you’re safe with me

Chorus
I won’t let no one do you harm
I’ll never take my eyes off you
I will keep you safe and sound
You’ll be just fine as long as I’m around

So have another drink
Try to close your eyes
You’re gonna need your strength
We’re leaving in the morning

Babe you’re safe with me

Chorus
I won’t let no one do you harm
I’ll never take my eyes off you
I will keep you safe and sound
You’ll be just fine as long as I’m around

Babe you’re safe with me
Babe you’re safe with me

Darling don’t be scared
Come lie down by the fire
You got nothing to fear
We’re all alone out here
Track Name: The Fourth Estate
Don’t dismiss the fourth estate
Numbers have their way
Call me Manichean
God loves me just the same
They say the end is near
The end is here

No man can tell you when the world will end

Man don’t have no master plan
Best watch who you believe in
Understand the upper hand’s been
Known to be deceiving
They say the end is near
The end is here

No man can tell you when the world will end

I don’t care what you believe
Inside we’re all the same
Ain’t no getting even
In the end we’re all to blame
They say the end is here, the end is here
They say the end is near, the end is here

No man can tell you when the world will end
No man can tell you when the world will end

Since the day man learned to speak
It’s endless times been said
The end is here, the end is near
How many thousand years?
The end is near, the end is here
How many thousand years?

No man can tell you when the world will end
No man can tell you when the world will end
No man can tell you when the world will end

No one knows when it’ll end
Track Name: Master And Margarita
Hope I can drink myself to sleep
Before the sun it gets to rising
I beg the Lord my soul to keep
Every time I close my eyes
Nobody I know is a wise man
I’m pawning my collection of friends
Ain’t no use in saying what we believe in
Cause nowadays the war never ends (2x)

Chorus
I’m your master you’re my margarita
You know I got the heart of a dog
I laugh at every other disaster
That man and god they send my way
Whatever man and god may send my way

The one thing you can always depend on
Trouble waits around the bend
The more defenseless that they can descend on
Is the less time that they have to spend
Somebody wake me up if I am still sleeping
Go on and call me terrible names
They’ll shear the sheep and use ‘em for kindling
Cause it’s hard to start a fire in the rain (2x)

Chorus

You ask me about my trip to the labyrinths
An I can’t think of nothing to say
Like you , I think They’re magically tragic
In their own Mephistophelian way (2x)

Chorus (2x)
Track Name: An Invisible Hand
I am that I am
Forget where I’m from
Been changing my name
For hundreds of years
I come and I go
I do as I please
An I can bring kings and queens
To their knees

Chorus
I got a skeleton key
And an invisible hand
And you got the supply
That I demand

I am the disease
An I got your cure
I’m behind both sides
Of the war
Some say I’m to blame
But I got no shame
And I will defend
My means to the end

Chorus/solo/Chorus

I knew who you were
Before you were born
I know where you go
I know what you do
I’m here and I’m gone
Whatever I please
An I can bring kings and queens
To their knees

Chorus
Track Name: Before I Die
You know it’s true
You are right, I am wrong
What are you gonna do?
You know that I, I’ll go along with you
As long as you want me to
For as long as you want me, too

Chorus:
I know I gave you a rocky ride
But even if we fail, I’m glad (at least) we tried
If I ever see you with another,
I’ll try an treat him like a brother
And wait to walk away before I die
I’ll wait to walk away before I die

We were so young
We had the good, we had the bad
After everything we’ve been through,
Your mind and mine will always be entwined
Don’t wanna be the one to drag you down
I don’t wanna be the one who drug you down

Chorus/Solo

I was a fool
To think my hollow heart could do enough for you
You could’ve done much better than me
Your family and all your friends agree
But you’re the only one I’ve ever loved
You’re the only one I will ever love

Chorus (2x
Track Name: War And Peace
War and peace by any name
All this killing is a crying shame
Makes me sick to see all these casualties
We live our lives from day to day
We all pray evil never comes our way
No one wants to die before their time

Chorus
Now war is peace and peace is war
It’s like we’re stuck in 1984

Rich and poor, the great divide
If wishes were horses
Every beggar would ride
Rich man and the poor, they all need more

Chorus
Now war is peace and peace is war
It’s like we’re stuck in 1984

Liberty is in demand
Got the poppy fields all bloomin’
In the promised land
Send soldiers to defend their heroin
The pirate’s land,their flag is flown
Half the presidential candidates
Are skull and bones
Anyone we choose, we’re bound to lose

Chorus
Now war is peace and peace is war
It’s like we’re stuck in 1984 (2x)

Bilderbergs, they build a wall
Revelation says that Babylon, is bound to fall
All you say and do
It comes back to you
And every right they take away
Is a battle that our children
Have to fight someday
When they ask you why, what will you say?

Chorus
Now war is peace and peace is war
It’s like we’re stuck in 1984 (2x)
Track Name: Friends Like Mine
It’s time to shine my devices
Before I put on my Sunday best
Cause every moment is priceless
And every movement is planned beforehand

Chorus
Ain’t no need for any enemies
If you got friends like mine
Friends like mine

Somebody’s out to get me
I think I’ll hide or even run
Somebody’s coming to get me
And I don’t know who it is or what I’ve done
I can feel ‘em creeping up from behind me
They’re never gonna stop till’ they find me

Chorus
Ain’t no need for any enemies
If you got friends like mine
Friends like mine

Solo/Chorus

I can feel ‘em creeping up from behind me
They’re never gonna stop till’ they find me
Chorus
Ain’t no need for any enemies
If you got friends like mine
Friend like mine

It’s time to update the shitlist
Put a big X next to every name
I got a never forget list
I call the adversary hall of fame
Some of my enemy’s enemies
Are my enemies too
In my memories some of my enemies
Were once friends like you

Friends like you
Track Name: Siren Song
Dark clouds all around
Cannot hear the siren song
My sweet Lorelei
She’s singing from the shore

Chorus
We got lost at sea
Some say we been out here
For several years
Seems like a lifetime

You killed your albatross
And now we’ll all have to pay the cost
With this curse of thirst

I think I hear a siren song
I think I hear a siren song

Solo

Dead souls all around
Cannot hear the siren song

Chorus
We got lost at sea
They say we disappeared
For several years
Felt like a lifetime

Now I hear the siren song
Now I hear the siren song

Chorus
We got lost at sea
Some say we disappeared
For several years
Felt like a lifetime
Felt like a lifetime
Felt like a lifetime
Felt like a lifetime
Track Name: Phantoms In The Rain
You don’t seem the same
Ever since you saw
What you still hesitate to say
Seven days you’ve had no sleep
I all seems like a dream
Apparitions, haunted visions,
Sounds you cannot explain
Flashing lights on foggy nights
And phantoms in the rain

Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain

You’re not the only one
Many more have seen their share
And fear can fan the flame
Everything is everywhere
They’re called by many names
Apparitions, haunted visions,
Sounds you cannot explain
Flashing lights on foggy nights
And phantoms in the rain

Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain
Phantoms in the rain
Track Name: Your Vacant Eyes
Life takes its course
And time takes its toll
I found myself
In the depths of a hole
Half the size of your two vacant eyes
I remember you now
Before I got lost
When you were half the size of your two distant eyes

Chorus
There’s always angels all around
That we don’t see
Most folks they don’t know till they hit the ground
What to believe

We all make mistakes
And learn from the cost
The chances we take
The coins that we toss
Well they were half the size of your two hollow eyes
Half the size of your two hollow eyes

Chorus/Solo

I got to the top
The top of the pile
I can count on the stars
To see where we are
And they were half the size of your two empty eyes
I remember you now
And I always will
When you were half the size of your forsaken eyes

Chorus (1.5)

Life takes its course
And time takes its toll
Track Name: You Always Prayed
They’re outside scalping tickets to my funeral
They stand in line to watch me waste away
I come straight from my deathbed to this masquerade
Cause as we know the show it must go on

Chorus
I’ve hidden you a message in my epitaph
To tell you all the things I could not say
Behind your Valentine you’ll find a photograph
The evidence for which you always prayed
The evidence for which you always prayed

Solo

I give levitation lessons on the bright green white house lawn
Every Tuesday morning without fail
They lock me up on every other holiday
To celebrate the days when I’ll be gone

Chorus
I’ve hidden you a message in my epitaph
To tell you all the things I could not say
Behind your Valentine you’ll find a photograph
The evidence for which you always prayed
The evidence for which you always prayed
Track Name: A Man Is Not A Drum
Skin stretched thin, across my bones
I’ve taken all the sticks and stones
Build me up, break me down
Ride your throne, into the ground
You can hit me until your hands go numb
Still a man is not a drum

Chorus
A man is not a drum

Roll me down your steepest hill
Watch me fall, get your thrill
Send me back where I came from
I’m a man, not a drum

Chorus
A man is not a drum

Solo

March me out in your parade
Talk of all the paths you paved
I don’t like what I’ve become
But I’m a man, not a drum

Chorus
A man is not a drum
A man is not a drum
Track Name: Typhoid Mary
I was walking down the primrose path
On my way through the lotus land
Selling medicine to passers by
I met a woman with the dead man’s hand

July will die by midnight
I been gone since June
The good Lord casts his shadow
Sunlight hits the moon

Chorus
It’s like choking on broken glass
No use lying to a dying man

Word’s been spreading like contagious disease
Storms are forming in the gentle breeze
Smells like Mary got potatoes on
Thunder’s coming like a marathon

The sky’ll cry by midnight
I been dry since noon
The good Lord casts his shadow
The devil steals the moon

Chorus
It’s like choking on broken glass
No use crying for a dying man
Typhoid Mary she’s my next of kin
Someday we’re gonna get together again

Solo/Chorus
Track Name: The First And The Last
Nevermind the things that I was dumb enough to tell you
Put aside things that I was drunk enough to say
Put my letters in a pile, and set ‘em all on fire
Say that I had a thruthless tongue, and I lie to everyone

Chorus
You’re the first to second guess me in the morning
The last to disagree with me every night
But hands were made for more than keeping score
I tried to say goodbye so many times

Nevermind the songs that I, I ever wrote about you
Put aside times that I, I ever made you cry
Put my paintings in a pile, and set ‘em all on fire
Say that I had a lazy eye, and every picture tells a lie

Chorus
You’re the first to second guess me in the morning
The last to disagree with me every night
But hands were made for more than slamming doors
I tried to say goodbye so many times

Solo

Nevermind things that I, I never knew to give you
Put aside the doltish shit, I was drunk enough to do
Put my books into a pile, and set ‘em all on fire
Say that I had a shallow mind, and all I did was drink your wine

Chorus (2x)
You’re the first to second guess me in the morning
The last to disagree with me every night
But hands were made for more than keeping score
I tried to say goodbye so many times
Track Name: Upon My Soul
My old friend said
I’m a dead man
They’ll track me down
Then they’ll hang me high
Yesterday they accused me
Of something that I
Would never think to try

Chorus
So they say
They gonna hang me high
Upon my soul
They’ll never take me alive
So they say
They gonna hang me high
Upon my soul
They’ll never take me alive

Saw my face on the front page
They got a big reward
To tell ‘em where I am
Now everyone’s a vigilante
But me, I got my, got my places to hide

Chorus

Solo

Old friend said
I’m a a dead man
I should’ve known right then
He would turn me in

Chorus (2x)