The White Buffalo - Love And The Death Of Damnation

Artist: The White Buffalo
Release: Love And The Death Of Damnation


1. Dark Days

Wipe the dust from my saddle
Like an old familiar friend
Life and time will pass you by
Don’t worry ‘bout the shit
That you can’t mend

Wash the troubles from my mind
I know they’ll never end
Future’s looking brighter
We can always ride again

Misfits, drunks and Philistines
I’ve been them all before
But I know that I don’t
Want them anymore

Feel the sun cast my shadow
Growing bigger and brand new
Things to kill the hard times
What’s it really matter to you

I’ve had one constant in my life
The love of my woman
She’s everything and in between
I hope she never goes away

Hey!
Dark days behind me
Hope the good days don’t blind me

I was out of my mind, out of my head
You blew in and showed me love instead
Desperately drowning
A puddle on the floor
You’ve made me a life worth living for

Misfits, drunks and Philistines
I’ve been them all before
But I know that I don’t
Need them anymore

Hey!
Dark days behind me
Hope the good days don’t blind me

2. Chico

Oh Chico he lies
Well he got it coming
He don’t know when to quit
Just keeps his mouth running
From day into night

Grab the money and the bag
The cold Smith and Wesson
Going to take him out back
Going to teach him a lesson
That will stick in his mind

You better follow the lessons
Heed the signs
Don’t you follow him
Down past the borderline

Can’t find the dope
I don’t know where he hid it
Well he’s sneaky like that
Maybe we should just split
Put it out of our minds

Chico comes to
He heads south for the border
They got women and pills
That can stretch his disorder
Right over his eyes

He got ties to the Cartel
Put it out of your mind
Don’t you follow him
Down past the borderline

He was always high
No right from wrong
Literally out of his mind
I heard there’s a golden gate
That glows like the sunshine
I’ll meet you there
This ain’t forever
This is goodbye

Slide in with no passport
No trail of paper
Well I know where he’s staying
He’ll be meeting his maker
And I will get mine

So I kick in the door
At the Casa de Nada
He swings from the fan
Like a busted piñata
With no candy prize

Better cut my losses
Just get out alive
Head up north
Cross the borderline

Rush to my woman in waiting
No way to rewind
Should have never gone
Down past the borderline

3. Go The Distance

She was down at the bar
At the neighbourhood
Where gossip runs quick
Where the liquor’s good
Truth and drinks
They get watered down
She overheard someone say I was messin’ around

People talk and that’s understood
But don’t listen to him
He’s a fucking peckerwood
And all that shit comes off my shoe
Doesn’t matter to me
But it matters to you

You and I will go the distance
Take you past the sun to the stars
Your love is my only existence
Your line is just the way I walk

I got a pocket full of money
Full tank of gas
You’re not just my woman
You’re a piece of ass
Sittin’ right at home on a bar stool
You can hold your liquor
But you can’t shoot pool

We get hungry on the drive home
Maybe we got drunk
Maybe we got stoned
Well late night at the drive-thru
I’ll have a number one
She’ll have a number two

You and I will go the distance
Take you past the sun to the stars
Your love is my only existence
Your line is just the way I walk

I just wanna be with you
Until my days are through
You are my only truth

You can spend my money
However you want
Throw it in the fire ’til it’s all gone
Defend my honour
Even when I’m wrong
Your heart is like a pistol
And your body’s like a love song

4. Radio With No Sound

Come on Mama
Take off these chains
Why don’t you set me up front
Where the others arranged
How come you never take me to town
Dress me on up, parade me around

Playing make believe
When no one‘s around
Radio with no sound

Got it all figured out
By the age of thirteen
Video games
And porn magazines
Keep to myself
Silent as the snow
Slam the door to my room
I don’t care anymore

Playing make believe
When no one’s around
Radio with no sound

Life ain’t nothing
Like a railroad track
It’ll lead ya there
It don’t lead you back

Sit round and drink
To my dying day
Let the death of damnation
Take me away

Playing make believe
When no one‘s around
Radio with no sound

Still playing make believe
When no one’s around
Radio with no sound

5. Home Is In Your Arms

Your love is a motherfucking revelation
And I’m just looking for
A fill-up station to fill your heart
Just a-hoping it starts

Your heart is a-flutter
I know it’s been a while
You’re falling fast

I know it ain’t your style
It’s been far too long
So won’t you come along

Been spending my days in the rain

Take your sweet time
If you can’t decide
I know I’ve made up my simple mind
That you’re my heart
You’re the missing part

I build a place with no walls
Where it’s warm inside
And it’s made up of you and I
Where our lives are one
And they’ve only just begun

You’re my shelter from the rain
Now I’m home

Home is in your arms
I’m all alone without you darling

Bad boys and the bitches
Come up from behind
They must be deaf, dumb and blind
They can’t break these hearts
They just won’t beat apart

I’ll make you mine
Tell you what I’ll do
Spend my life making love to you
‘Til our dying day
‘Til they carry us away

I’ll be your shelter from the rain

Home is in your arms
I’m all alone without you darling

I’ll be your shelter from the rain
Now we found home

6. I Got You

It ain’t about your bitching or your devil’s tongue
I just wish that I was still the one
Every single thought inside my head
Telling me that this old heart is dead
But I ain’t got no brains in my heart

But I got you
In my veins, in my blood
I got you
Make me insane and boil my blood
Like there ain’t no other love
Hearts aren’t always red
They’re black and blue
But I got you

It ain’t about the dishes or your piles of junk
I’m just sick of you being drunk
Every solitary bone inside of me
Telling me that it’s my time to leave
But I ain’t got no bones in my heart

I got you
In my veins, in my blood
I got you
Straight to my heart like a flood
Like there ain’t no other love
Hearts aren’t always red
They’re black and blue
I got you
I got you

You can’t touch the way I feel
There is no end to what I’d steal for you
With love we have no free will
We only get one heart to fill before it’s through

So I got you
In my veins, in my blood
I got you
Straight to my heart like a flood
Like there ain’t no other love
Hearts aren’t always red
They’re black and blue
I got you

7. Modern Times

I don’t know what age it is
Better hole up inside
I don’t belong in these modern times

Escape the past
Dream of another
Call all the guards
Looks like we got a runner

Kick off the dogs
Corporate invasion
You can’t gentrify the soul of a nation

And I swear the buildings
Moved to me overnight
I don’t belong in these modern times

Can’t find the Lord
He’s shaking hands with Big Brother
Can’t hide forever in the womb of your mother

All aboard
It’s a permanent vacation
Bathe in the water of your mind’s mutilation

And I swear the buildings
Move to me overnight
I’m holding on to days gone by, gone by
I don’t belong in the modern time

The oaks and the sage in the fields of gold
Birds and bees ain’t never been told
The end is near as the morning light

In the maze, in the mould, I can’t see the light
It fades like the days and the fire in my eyes
Destiny laughs in the face of denial
As the world spins by
In the modern time

8. Last Call To Heaven

Guess I’ll walk my ass downtown
I’m so sick and tired of feeling lonely
Come on up from underground
Maybe this time I will find my one and only

Got an angel on my left
Whispering sweet nothings to me
Got the Devil on my right
Says look who’s back up on the scene

So I duck into a dive
Two tens and a five‘s all I got on me
I sit down for a spell
Best I just drink from the well
For the money

A sin for a sin
A heart for a heart
Don’t know if I’ll stay long
Seems like a damn good place to start

The sun crashes into night
Borracho to my right
His red eyes on me
Says his name’s Jesus
The Devil‘s off the noose
And coming for me

I order one more round
Shake my head in disbelief
Start thinking to myself
This is a place you’ll never leave

He’s heading for the door
He floats across the floor
Like an angel
Crown of thorns goes up in flames
Laughing and deranged like the Devil

Collapses at the jukebox
Praying hands upon his knees
Cries the last call to heaven
Was in nineteen eighty three

9. Where Is Your Savior

The night is short
As the day is long
Coming home from work
Under a dying sun
Yeah I got a job, not one but two
Just trying to make a living
Bring it home to you

Where is your savior
He ain’t in the clouds
He ain’t on vacation
He’s coming home now

He got pain in his pockets
Just like his daddy do
Got no money for the market
For me and you
So Mama gotta work
She got her head on strong
She’s always undercover
Right or wrong

Where is your savior?
She ain’t in the clouds
She ain’t in the heavens
She ain’t making you proud

She wipes away the tears
Just like she always do
You might not understand it
But it’s all for you

When the morning comes
Like the morning dew
Wash it all away
Sun, let your light shine through
Oh, how the morning comes
Like the morning do
Today’s a new day
Sun, let your light shine through

Poke it with a stick
See if the body moves
Oh there ain’t nothing left
For the soul to use
Will it go down to heaven
Or up to hell
Or will it wallow in the dirt
No one can tell

Where is your savior?
He fell off the sacred cow
He pissed off damnation
He kicked it in the mouth

There’s devils on the surface
They ain’t in the ground
There is salvation
It’s here and now

10. Rocky

They say Rocky sold his soul
Well he dipped his balls in rock and roll
He dove head first into the deep
Live for the moment wild and free

Carry on
Dance too close to the fire, not the phone
Radio silence, don’t call
‘Cause nobody’s home
When you live life for the lust
Sometimes you get cuts to the bone
But sometimes you get keys to the throne

Oh the neon lights are on parade
Tomorrow swerves into yesterday
No end in sight there’s no last call
Just pills and pipes and alcohol

Carry on, dance too close to the fire not the phone
Radio silence don’t call ’cause nobody’s home
When you live life to the lust
Sometimes you get cuts to the bone
Sometimes you get keys to the throne

Sometimes you’ve got one foot in the grave
It reaches up and takes a hold
Masters quickly turn to slaves
Souls are bought, souls are sold

Rocky creeps the streets unknown
No name, no face just a ghost alone
The fix is in, no longer free
There’s no bringing Rocky back to me

Now he’s got two feet in the grave
He dug himself too deep a hole
No dragons left to slay
Devil squeezed out all the hope
Only one God to obey
Reaches down and takes a hold
Now he can’t get away

Now he’s lost all control
Masters quickly turn to slaves
Streets run black and take him whole
Where souls are bought, souls are sold

11. Come On Love, Come On In

Some say life and love is ever-fleeting
Blood and tears will always spill
Days and nights are numbered
You only get one heart to fill

Another day is gone
Another day begins
Come on love
Come on in

The firing squad
It just keeps calling
Boy, your time is up
You got no time to kill

Go on and leave me Mama
If that’s what you’re going to do
So I can get on with it without you

Another day is gone
Another day begins
Come on love
Won’t you come on in

Another day is lost
Another day begins
Come on love
Won’t you come on in

I don’t feel right
Empty as I could be
And I can’t breathe right
These holes inside of me
Fool you better call
Your old lady home
She’s love, she’s like a poem
She’s everything

Come on love
Come on in

12. Fantasy

Tell me that you need me now
Send my doubts on out to sea
Let ’em sail away and drown in their own misery

Say it to me one more time
Engrave it there in my mind
Tell me that there ain’t no love without you in my life

Do you mean it now?
There ain’t no guarantee
Am I lost in you?
Are you lost in me?
Or is it a fantasy?

Come on destiny
Take me away from me
Let me prove that I can love any way you can feel

I don’t believe in goodbyes
This is just another try
There’s only you and me till the end of time

Go on and write your songs
Go get your therapy
Well that may work for you
But that don’t work for me

I’ll write you this love song
That no one else can sing
Now it’s a part of you
Now it’s a part of me

‘Cause you are my fantasy

13. Darkside Of Town

I’m headin’ to the dark side of town
Where the devil gets down
Where my money gets lost and found

I shuffle my feet
And I ain’t too discreet
Trouble, it flags me down
So I head underground

There, there’s nothing that you can say
There’s no need to stand in my way

Is this heaven or hell?
They’re both gates, just as well
They’re all the same, far as I can tell

This body that binds
Gonna leave it behind
See what the Devil and me can find
The gates open wide

There’s nothing that you can say
There, there’s no need to stand in my way, hey hey hey hey
And there’s nothing that you can say, hey hey
There’s no need to stand in my way, hey hey

In the haze and the highs
Your face comes crashing through my mind
Oh, what shame
I better put you away
What on earth have I become ?
I can’t hide forever from the light of day
It’s not what I want
But it’s always too late

Headin’ to the dark side of town
Where the Devil gets down
Where my money gets lost and found