The White Buffalo - Hogtied Revisited

Artist: The White Buffalo
Release: Hogtied Revisited


1. The Woods

Gone so long I stepped out of the woods
I was misunderstood but in light of it all
I sit back and check their disguise
Their dark shallow eyes got lost in the haze of the light

So I sit back and watch
I see all their masks soon appear
Long for the woods
From this place I’ll disappear

They all strive to deviate from the norm
But collectively swarm to be all the same
To alter image prosthetics are worn
Their primped plastic forms melt in the heat of the light

Then I step to the light
And see all their masks soon appear
I long for the woods
From this place I’ll disappear

2. Carnage

The day that carnage came to town
We locked and bolted our doors down
We laid silent on the ground
Hoping we will not be found
As children moan, as mother cries
I hide the fear from my eyes
We creep down the cellar door
Underneath the rotting floor

Oh, I can’t see the light
Is it day or has darkness come like men
My brothers fight
Oh, when will this be done
Will we see, will we see the sun

We hold up stock down in the cave
Two weeks gone by, no light of day
The rats go ahead and steal their share
For in the darkness we’re unaware
I try to keep the others strong
We won’t last down here very long
How many lives have our boys gave
Have we built our shallow grave

Oh, I can’t see the light
Is it day or has darkness come like men
My brothers fight
Oh, when will this be done
Will we see, will we see the sun

3. Damned

Well, I followed you home tonight
In shadows, hidin’ in silence
Watching you walk inside
Radiance swallowed in light
But I know, it ain’t right
But for now, it’s all I’ve got

No reason for alarm
Not here to haunt or harm
There’s no love left anymore
But how can I be sure
Well, I know that you need more
But for now, it’s all I’m not

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Well, I wish you would, but I think you won’t

The comedown is no surprise
Delivered in blood and brine
Make-believe wears a thin disguise
This love’s just a lonesome lie
Well, it’s broken, bottled and blind
But for now, it’s all I’ve got

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Well, I wish you would, but I think you won’t

Come around, come around
Come around, come around

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Well, I wish you would, but I think you won’t

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Well, I wish you could, but I think you won’t

Come around

4. Today's Tomorrow

She’s taking it down in cap size increments
She’ll have one more, take her medicine
She hopes for some more and soon she will pray
Today’s tomorrow, tomorrow’s today

She ties, ties, ties her self in knots
She’s down at the bar taking some shots
One leads to four and four leads to five
She’s numbing herself ’til I’m not alive

I pamper myself with a couple more
The street cars sound like the waves on the shore
The traffic tide pulls me slowly away
Today’s tomorrow, tomorrow’s today

I won’t be coming down, I’m busy mending my broken heart
I lie, I lie, I lie, you don’t need to start
I dumb myself down, thinking it’s smart
Maybe we’re better off alone and apart

I was wrong
You were wrong
In each others’ eyes
I was right
You were right
In our own eyes

5. Bar And The Beer

Someone to follow, someone to fear
Keeps me in line, keeps me in gear
But the hand that lashed out brought me to tears
That’s why I am drinking up all of these beers

The bar and the beer keeps me coming back to here
This drunken stupor is not what it seems
It helps me laugh, helps me dream

I had a fight with the woman, so I stop in to think
I have my psychologist ‘poor me’ drink
My head is clouded so it’s plain to see
We’ll work things out, the bottle and me

The bar and the beer keeps me coming back to here
This drunken stupor is not what it seems
It helps me laugh, helps me dream

And the bar and the beer keeps me coming back to here
This drunken stupor is not what it seems
It helps me laugh, helps me dream

And the bar and the beer keeps me coming back to here
This drunken stupor is not what it seems
It helps me laugh, helps me dream

6. Sweet Hereafter

Oh, when I left my mama’s home
Left her for dead when I left her all alone
The whores, they won’t let me be at night
They can’t replace the warmth I need tonight
Because I’m cold, cold as hell

The Lord, he don’t wait for me at night
He knows what I’ve done is wrong and it ain’t right
The Devil awaits me with open arms
And he sways me with his wiles and with his charms
I’m holding on when there’s nothing left to hold onto

Hold on to the sweet hereafter

The fountain from where I drank from as a child
When I was young I was bored and I was wild
Since then I have grown into a man
And I know that I can always stand
But I’m wrong, I’m still a child

Hold on to the sweet hereafter
Hold on to the sweet hereafter

7. Story

I’ll tell you a story
Of how the past it lies, dies
All of your regrets and all of your glory
Oh, how the time it flies, flies bye

She said, I leave at two
Memories of old fade with the new
Good times and bad we’ve had a few
Help me to understand what can I do

Bye, she said, we are through
We once stuck together but we lost the glue
We became one but now add up to two
It was never up to me or to you

She don’t need me no more
Time will forget her I’m sure

I’ll shut it down but there they go
Thoughts of her fleeting
I wish that I could keep them

I’ll tell you a story
Of how the past it lies, dies
All of your regrets and all of your glory
Oh, how the time it flies, flies bye

8. I Believe

Lord, well you’ve given gifts to me
But I’m not blind enough to see your light
Lord, they all got it right you see
They all fuss and fight for thee but I decline

I believe in what I see around me now
Everyone deceived, they’ve figured it all out somehow

Lord, it ain’t history
It’s more like a mystery, tampered with and made divine
Lord, one single deity
The powers that may be I can’t define

I believe in what I see around me now
Everyone deceived
All I know is that I see the sun come down on me

9. The Madman

Well, it’s a silent shriek without a sound
He’s comin’ soon to your small town

He’s searching for something he won’t find
He’s a mad, mad man with a mad, mad mind
Half a fifth of Jack Daniel’s
He wipes his nose and takes a pull
He ain’t young, he ain’t old
He’s a troubled man with a morbid soul

Oh, the mad man coming here

He don’t answer to no one
He’s no one’s papa, he’s no ones son
He won’t sleep ’til they’re dead
He’s got a swazi on the top of his head
Down from the heavens from which he fell
A demon child sent straight from hell
Throws one more shot of bourbon back
He’s a mean motherfucker, he’s a man in black

Oh, the mad man come here

And the pigs are on his heels
Guns are drawn, he’s in their sights
They think they’ve got their leads
But he’s a friend of the night

10. Wrong

Everyone was staring right at me
Thought I was the pawn, thought that I bought on
So I looked far, as far as I could see
For a way out, out of the crowd
Beedeleybeedeleybop, I was baited and I bit the prize
To start the mark of my demise
So alone I look someone to share my strife
I got sucked down the sieve of life

With their Billy clubs, boys in blue
They come run, running after you
So I fled, I took flight
But I was wrong, wrong, wrong
But at the time it feels so right

The grips were strong and the circle it sealed on me
Thought I was down, thought that I had found
Someone to follow, someone to be
Thought I figured out what it’s all about
Feedeleyfeedeley flop I was faded and I fit the crime
Looked at my face, it wasn’t mine
Thinking I was right that maybe I should get away
I think twice, then I stay

With their Billy clubs, boys in blue
They come run, running after you
So I fled, I took flight
But I was wrong, wrong, wrong
But at the time it feels so right

11. Hogtied Like A Rodeo

So cold, it’s colder than the night before
Told you yesterday, seems like a life ago
Sold you anything he finds and steals
They stole his mind, and it sits in a jar with the feds

He misbehaves
It must be his mother’s fault
Rat race just past him on by
Hold him down
He acts like a lunatic
Hogtied like a rodeo and off to jail

Grow, growing more paranoid and insane
He’s a homeless millionaire with a tale
One more, one more dime so he can get some rocks
Bold, hustling tourists in the parking lot

He misbehaves
It must be his mother’s fault
Rat race just passed him on by
Hold him down
He acts like a lunatic
Hogtied like a rodeo and off to jail

Well he don’t look so good today
Staring through the cars at the
Window across the street
Eyes crazed, wild, glazed
The police come they’re gonna shake him down

12. Hideous Heart

Transfixed on a sin
It’s always watching
It shivers my skin
I cannot shake from its sight

Translucent and blue
Shades never blinking
Fuelled by booze
Gets me to thinking it’s right

The beating is bursting my brain
Punishing, pulling apart
The pounding, it drives me insane
Please silence this hideous heart

The madness it grins
Burns me like matches
Blood running thin
Haunting me day and night

Shadows like hymns
From hell and ashes
Calling me, calling me
Bury the evil eye

Drumming erupts in my brain
Punishing, pulling apart
The pounding, it drives me insane
Please silence the hideous heart

Drumming erupts in my brain
Punishing, pulling apart
The pounding, it drives me insane
Please silence the hideous heart
Silence the hideous heart
Silence the hideous heart