Noise

Down by the docks

Where memory stops

And the cold air covers my face

I walk hand in hand

Held together by a band

Fashioned from leather and lace

And what time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade, it destroys

Till its all noise

The gypsy caravan is burnt out and the man

Holds his head in his hands as he laughs

The smile washes from his face in a wave of Dis/Grace

As they bring in the National Guard

It all just noise

Mr. Rogers and McCarthy were vain and foolhardy

But at least they knew the value of fear

Now Lassie’s on the hook

For all that they took

And Timmy’s left howling at the moon

In tears

Timmy, what time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade,

It destroys

Till just just noise

Mona Lisa’s highway smile

Has long since been defiled

Now she hides behind a bulletproof case

Columbus’s on the job

But it takes all he’s got

Not to throw the towel in her face

Its all just noise

Somewhere far timbre is carved into a bar

Singing someday I know I’ll be free

But little did he know what freedom would bring

When he spent it with me or

What time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade, it destroys

Till it’s all just noise

So I take a walk in the rain

And it’s a very hard rain

The truth is sometimes too hard to bear

Summer is out and the wild dogs shout

Once unleashed for peace they really don’t care

Its all just noise

Lilly Marlene tells you to stay off the train

Guardsmen aren’t always what they appear

The boat’s a trap and so is the lap

Of Santa Klaus and his rain, dear

Because what time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade,

It destroys

Until it’s all just noise.

Judy blue eyes was born

In a house in a storm

In a place where the rapids are grand

She and her little dog

Do the tin man hop

And escape with Alice to Wonderland

Noise

The words on the floor

Opened the door

But it took years before you could see me

In your leopard skin cap

Tails of your dead racoon cat

Now we live in a forest by the sea

But what time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade,

It destroys

Till it’s all just noise

I blame Mr. Dylan for all that is hidden

From the musketeers that parade round this place

They march up and down

Making not a sound

Lacking both in form and in grace

And in noise

The pleasure in each moment

The pain in each smile

Is twisted together in a haze

They tell you love hurts

But they don’t know what’s worse

When you speak only to dumb and to fazed

Its all just noise.

I take a walk in my mind

Past fields and through time

Back to a Tokyo view

Where the children were young

Neath that rising sun

But life was empty without you.

What time doesn’t heal

It takes away

And what time doesn’t fade,

It destroys

Till its reduced to the Noise.

Gibberish cinema, mother farm, sushi bar

I hid my light under a fifty inch tv

You reached through the screen

Heard my silent scream

Now we are close but have come so far, dear

Now I am scared that I’ll be left to the

Noise

Take a snapshot of my mind

At any given time

And frame me for my crimes

Ill take the Fall

The short walk down the long haul

And hang my head from the sign

That says

What time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade

It destroys

Till all you have left is the

Noise.

Babushka’s not so sweet

Now she’s got boots on her feet

And she’s wearing Lou’s leather vest

Riding in a Ford Super Duty, Jim!

Complaining that the days gone by had the best

Noise

So have a heart, let me go back to the start

Let me try this again.

My hands are clean

But the machine is just mean and

The Angels forgot to play and they

Harp

On

What time doesn’t heal

It takes away

What time doesn’t fade

It destroys

Till all you have left is

THE NOISE.

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