The White Buffalo - Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights

Artist: The White Buffalo
Release: Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights
Release Date: 13/10/2017


1. Hide And Seek

Looking for my brother
He’s a-hidin’ in the field
Taking deep cover
Out of sight and out of reach
Close my eyes and count to 10
Ready or not here I come again
I can’t find him anywhere
It don’t take eyes to see
That my brother’s always been there
He’s just playing hide and seek

Looking for my lover
She’s a mystery
She keeps it under cover
Deep inside her armoury
Hold my breath, count to 10
Ready or not it comes rushing in
Fills my life with wonder
It don’t take hands to feel
That my love has always been there
It’s just playin’ hide and seek

I can see the light
In fact it’s blinding me
It’s infinite and bright
Set me free

Searching for the answers
Cloaked and clouded and concealed
Castaway the past and future
Find truth and honesty
Close my mind count to 10
Don’t you know that power comes from within
There ain’t no one else here
If you will it, it will be
The answer has always been there
It’s just playin’ hide and seek

2. Avalon

Billy wasn’t sober
He got pulled over in Chinatown
Liquor on his breath
Stuffs a pistol in the cushion
Rolls the window down
Oh well his heart it races like 100 yard dash
Stone cold on his face
The policeman sends him reluctantly on his way

Billy wasn’t sober
He was hungover
It was 10 AM
Another day at work
Clutching the pillow like his only friend
Oh well, he’s past his prime, he’s a dinosaur
Steadfast in his ways
No aces left
But still has cards to play

And he hopes today he’ll swim his way to Avalon
He’s not all the way down

He’s feeling getting older
The chip on his shoulder’s getting heavier
The weight of the world
Spins and obscures into oblivion
This ain’t living, it’s waiting around to die
Must be another way
Under his breath
He says things have got to change

He hopes today he’ll swim his way to Avalon
He’s not all the way down

Searching but he got no soul
Wishing he could flip a switch
Turn his life around and face the fact
That life’s a bitch

He hopes today he’ll swim is way to Avalon
He’s not all the way down

3. Robbery

I’m heading in through the front door
Bobby’s in the back a-looking out
Ski masks and .44
Another score another silent town

My heart is gonna burst right out of my chest
Stay calm, take the money and leave
Get your ass down on the floor boy
This is a motherfuckin’ robbery

The clerk springs up like a jack in the box
Looks like we got a hero here
Bobby clubs him with his .44
He goes down, the coast is clear

Empty the till, steal a lollipop
Blow the camera off the wall
Burnout in the parking lot
Laughing, hope the wheels stay on
The clerk rushes out with shotgun
Glass floods the backseat
Bobby’s still laughing like a maniac
We’re lightning on the street

An off duty cop sees everything
Races to his car, pistol drawn
Radios for back up
Buckle up, the chase is on

Bobby’s hanging out the window
Guns blazing, hell and steal
The cop returns fire, blows the tire
Crash, wrap around a tree

I fly from wreckage
Grab the money and my gun and flee
Bobby charges the fuzz like a wrecking ball
Gets blown clean off his feet
Calling all cars and the cavalry
Flashlights, hounds, and gas
There ain’t nowhere to hide, son
You’re surrounded, gonna get your ass

I vanish in the woods like a miracle
Vamoose, I’m gone, I’m free
Never to be seen again
Hands up, this is a motherfuckin’ robbery

4. The Observatory

Into my mind, into the deep
Taking me up to the observatory
See if the moon and the stars agree
To take me out

Where is the answer?
Where you been a-hiding?
What you been running from?
Two worlds colliding

Everybody hides
Everybody bleeds
Everybody wants
Everybody needs
Love

Maybe I ain’t the one
Maybe I ain’t the one

Look who rises and calls from the east
Oh the sky, it begs and pleads
Get up boy off your knees
Look around

Everybody hides
Everybody bleeds
Everybody hurts
Everybody feels
Everybody cries
Everybody dreams
Everybody wants
Everybody needs
Love

And I am one
And I am one

Everybody hides
Everybody bleeds
Everybody hurts
Everybody feels
Everybody right
Everybody wrong
Everybody old
Everybody young
Everybody low
Everybody high
Everybody lives
Everybody dies
Everybody cries
Everybody dreams
Everybody wants
Everybody needs
Love

And I am one
I am one

5. Madam's Soft, Madam's Sweet

Well the madam’s soft, the madam’s sweet
And the madam gets pissed when she don’t eat
Money and lust and your mind gets blown
You’re one-eye drunk but you gotta drive home

Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home

Holding up the wall, weak in the knees
Swing side to side on the stormy sea
Busted dreams and broken phone
Scream and spit in the microphone

Singin’, come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home

Coming in hot on a summer’s breeze
Tongue in cheek, toy and tease
Oh, I lie, lie, I bob and weave
If the lord had your body
He could set me free

Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home

I am reborn, you’ve entered me
Re-defined who I am
I play the role of ecstasy
Lose control of who I am
I’m just a sucker with no plans

Well the madam’s soft, the madam’s sweet
The madam gets pissed when she don’t eat
Money and lust and your mind gets blown
You’re one-eye drunk but you got to drive home

Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back
Come on baby, come back home

6. Nightstalker Blues

I was only ten, 1985
Summer of Satan, we’ll make it out alive
Well this is no delusion, no bad dream
Up jumped the boogey man, we’re paralysed like sheep

Well no-one’s safe
Husbands, kids and wives
We’re lucky to live, luckier to die
Well there’s an escalation, a killing spree
Time bomb of terror, the devil’s off the leash

Lock up the doors, better call the police
Creepin’ at night, get you shaking in your sheets
Mutilate and murder, rape, rob, repeat
Swear to Satan, got you begging at his feet

Hammers, guns and knives
They wail and weep
Blow the head clean off when you’re sound asleep
Well there’s blood on the walls
Can’t quench the thirst for sin
Hobble up a little old lady
Carve a star in her skin

Lock up the doors, better call the police
Creepin’ at night, got you shaking in your sheets
Mutilate and murder, rape, rob, repeat
Swear to Satan, got you begging at his feet

Well it was no big deal
All part of his plan
Death comes with the territory
See you in Disneyland

7. If I Lost My Eyes

If I lost my eyes
Would you stay with me
Would you take me by the hand
Tell me what you see
Fill my head with colours for my dreams
If I lost my eyes
If I lost my eyes

If I lost my hands
Couldn’t feel a thing
If my touch was gone forever
Out of reach
Couldn’t hold you like a woman needs to be
If I lost my hands
If I lost my hands

Would you stay
Would you stay
Or would you stray
Just run away
Or would you give me something to believe in
Would you show me the way
You believe so I believe

If I lost my mind
Would you stay with me
Remind me of the man I used to be
Fill my head with hope times infinity
If I lost my mind
If I lost my hands
Oh, if I lost my eyes
Would you stay
Would you stay
Would you stay

8. Border Town/Bury Me In Baja

There ain’t no love at all in this border town
The wind and the women chase the ghosts around
I work my ass off in these filthy streets
Slinging for the man
I work hard, I work cheap

The howl of the wind
The shriek of the screams
Better cover up your ears
Can’t cover up your dreams
They’ll find you out, they always do
They ain’t coming after me
They’re coming after you

Money rolling in, it takes a hold of me
Fever for the dollar is all that I can see
They always slit their throats diabolically
Send a message through the city
Swing naked from the trees

The howl of the wind
The shriek of the screams
Better cover up your eyes
Can’t cover up your dreams
If they wanted you dead
Well you’d already be
They ain’t coming after you
They’re coming after me

I beg to Jesus, can’t get me through the night
Come in my heart, let me ascend into the light
Take me now, I know I wasn’t right
I was wrong

No hiding in the womb
No hiding in the streets
There’s eye’s everywhere
Seeing everything

I pray for salvation
I repent my dirty deeds
Bury me in Baja
Take my body to the sea

The howl of the wind
The shriek of the screams
Better cover up your eyes
Can’t cover up your dreams
If they wanted you dead
Well you’d already be
They ain’t coming after you
They’re coming after me

9. The Heart And Soul Of The Night

Well I can feel it flooding in when it’s Friday night
Young blood flowing through my veins, full of fight
Probably do a bunch of things that just ain’t right
Well hell, ain’t that what the weekend’s for

Windows down, the seat way back, and the radio up
Natural Light between my legs in a Pepsi cup
Not a care in the world, just gonna live it up
Well, the night it opens wide

City and the stars align
Ain’t it wonderful to be alive
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Searching for the heart and soul of the night
Oh, of the night

Monday morning, still laughing about what we did and said
Girls and booze and attitude swimming in my head
Worth every moment, every second, no regrets
Keeping one eye on the prize

City and the stars align
Ain’t it wonderful to be alive
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Searching for the heart and soul of the night
Woah, of the night

Years fly by, the scene it shifts overnight
Little less fear, little less feeling, little less fight
Kids are in bed, there’s a buzz in my head, sparks ignite
I still got fumes in my tank for another ride

Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for

City and the stars align
Ain’t it wonderful to be alive
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for
Ain’t that what the weekend’s for

Searching for the heart and soul of the night

10. I Am The Moon

You are the sun, I am the moon
Chase you around like a bitter fool
Sometimes I go dark
Blocked by the world
You shine so bright on the other side
Giving light to the earth

And the morning comes too soon
Because I am the moon

You are so far
The distance unkind
But I’ll keep on staring until I go blind

And the morning comes too soon
Because I am the moon

But every once in a while
We lock in the sky like lovers
Just for a moment I cover up
And we’re intertwined

But I’ll hold you tight
Just for the time, then it’s done
Just for the time, we were one
Kiss and we say goodbye

You are the sun, I am the moon
Chase you around like a bitter fool