Tame Until Hungry

by Jack Foster III

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The 3rd album of the 4 by Jack Foster III, Trent Gardner, and Robert Berry

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released July 1, 2007

Jack Foster III -- vocals and guitars
Trent Gardner -- keys and vocals
Robert Berry -- bass and drums and vocals

Produced by Trent Gardner and Robert Berry

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Track Name: No Tears Left For Cryin'
There's no mythology in pain
another mother's son is body count
and nothing stops the rain
hurts too much to keep the score
Ain't got no tears left for cryin' any more

I believe there's a wisdom
that exists beyond the blue
I believe there's a great mind
that loves and cares for you
but the waters rise to flood the shore
ain't no tears left for cryin' any more

Fly away
slowly rise from the earth
leave your tears to the dreary day
Fly away
soar the universe
traverse the Milky Way

You see it on the TV screen
man's inhumanity abysmally obscene
put the lock upon the door
won't be no tears left for cryin' any more

Fly away
slowly rise from the earth
leave your tears to the dreary day
Fly away
soar the universe
traverse the Milky Way

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
the world is faithless until you find the trust
the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
lay me down my soul to keep
my soul to keep

Fly away
slowly rise from the earth
leave your tears to the dreary day
Fly away
soar the universe
traverse the Milky Way
Track Name: The Solution
rednecks and roosters
tequila and salt
fireworks, six shooters
horseshoe default
just throw the damn thing, now
It's not a hand grenade you know!
just count to three, give it a toss
...let 'er blow!

maybe yes
maybe no
your demolition
can help salvage the soul

cocaine and celantro
leather and silk
dangerously wholesome
vodka and milk
knock that baby down, won't you?
you think you'll get another chance?
tasty temptations, illicit romance.

maybe yes
maybe no
a little deception
can devour the soul

The Solution
is a broadscale resolution
from the dissonance of life
to a tonic for the pain
The Solution
is a voluntary evolution
of the mind and the heart
give us a brand new start

just toss the damn thing, now
It's not a hand grenade you know!
just count to three, give it a toss,
...let 'er blow!

it's a good point
it's a very good point
can't wave a wand, change our nature
the devil on the shoulder is jealous of his place
selfishness abides

it's a good point
it's a very good point
it just ain't enough to just say we already know
yeah, of course we know
but knowin' ain't doin'

puzzles and pizzas
jigsaws and beers
a solution there to allay all fears
just put the damn piece in
and stop waxing philosophical
wax practical for a change
want wax? Use a Q-tip.

maybe yes
maybe no
a little religion
can save the soul

The Solution
is a broadscale resolution
from the dissonance of life
to a tonic for the pain
The Solution
is a voluntary evolution
of the mind and the heart
give us a brand new start

it's a good point
it's a very good point
religion's a demolition derby
too many angels sittin' on the shoulder
arguing 'bout the head of a pin

it's a thin line
it's a very thin line
between God and superstition
between faith, hope, and blind belief
between sinner, saint, and thief

it's a good point
it's a very good point
we CAN just throw out the bathwater
no reason that reason can't dovetail with the dove

it's a good point
it's a very good point
Nothing happens 'til we believe
Nothing happens 'til we love
Nothing happens 'til we act

(now it's time) we're battle-worn and bloodied
(now it's time) we look for sanctuary
(do it) for some respite
(it will be done) for strength of soul
(nothing happens) our perseverance before we roll, before we roll
(without action) this is our pilgrimage to make ourselves whole
to make ourselves completely meet the goal
for strength of soul
the coming siege ya know to make ourselves whole
It's time now to ride
It's time now
our brothers and sisters, ride
let's get together, Lord, and ride
yeah, nothing to hide
mount the horses and ride
brothers, sisters come ride
Track Name: Civilized Dog
He has the best of manners
polite bark and no bite
he wags his tail when spoken to
he never picks a fight
he waits to have his feet wiped
when he comes in from the rain
he loves to have his belly scratched
he never raises Cain

He's a civilized dog
never howls at the moon
he leaves that to me
and I'll be howling soon
a civilized dog
he never rolls in the mud
that's what I want to do
I want to run for the blood

When nature is a beast
in hand-me-down threads
you can cover up the wolf
but what big teeth he has!
And when he sleeps he dreams
you know he's dreaming most the day
that he's running with the pack
that he's chasing down some prey

He's a civilized dog
never howls at the moon
he leaves that to me
and I'll be howling soon
a civilized dog
he never rolls in the mud
that's what I want to do
I want to run for the blood

That dog's a lot like us
happy but a bit repressed
we sit when we are told
and we want to be possessed
so we're doing tricks for treats
until the new wears off
then we both can be
civilized dogs

We're civilized dogs
howling at the moon
if you're not howling now
you'll be howling soon
we're civilized dogs
but we can roll in the mud
that's what we want to do
we want to run for the blood
Track Name: One Dark Angel
I'm done
living in the badlands
playing out my last hand
listening to whispering walls
even when you're not there
you're beating me at solitaire
and I feel

I am done
living in the wastelands
shaking off my last chance
riding barrels towards the falls
even though you're still there
dancing on the heavy air
I feel

That one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
one dark angel is you

I am done
living in a dreamland
walking through the quicksand
sinking with the stars
see, even when you're nowhere
I take you with me everywhere
and I feel

That one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
one dark angel is you

Before I kissed one dark angel
one dark angel goodbye
I never knew how strange felt
never knew how change held her hands
over my eyes
before you ever thought of me
I knew you were my love
and I presumed you'd fall to me
from somewhere up above
I never knew

that one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
lingers and dangles
one dark angel is you
one dark angel was you
Track Name: Mourning Glory
What's your story, Mourning Glory
is your sunshine filtered by the clouds?
out of season, for a reason
out of luck, and so far out of bounds

life is precious, with a nexus
life is worthless when it's sealed away
life is lovely. So don't shove me.
Lost your freedom
an' now it can't be found
you're stuck to the ground

you carry your cross alone
wearing your crown of thorns
blinded by what's been shown
so like Billie Joe, standing tall, strong of arm
you walk alone

You are golden
-- not beholden
Yet you melt down, spilling over the ground
If you don't stop
I'll get the wet mop
wring you out
and splash you all around
and water you down

every time
it's raining in your head
every time
you can't get out of bed
every time
sinners throwin' stones
you walk alone

and you carry your cross alone
wearing your crown of thorns
petrified to the bone
while they take their licks
with a crucifix
You know they're crossin' their hearts of stone
so like Billie Joe, standing tall, strong of arm
you walk alone

and every time
(inst. solo)
every time
(inst. solo)
every time
hearts made out of stone
you walk alone
Track Name: Bloodstone
When I touch you, you smile
add my warmth to your warmth
but you know that I can't make the world stand still
there's a barrier there
that only you can break through
stream of harmony that only you can fill

When my eyes trying to preach
hurt you under your skin
I could bottle your tears with your smiles
When I see your hands reach
for the love you're within
like an ointment so soothing to you, child

You're my bloodstone
but you have blood of your own
that was running before you were born
As your blood flows
my heart wants yours to know
how the hot and the cold run warm
I'm yours, flesh and bone
show the love that I've shown
is what I am your rock for
Bloodstone, yeah

Please don't lose what you've felt
when you grow up and live
brush the dust from the surface of my grave
when you bury yourself
in the love that I give
is it your life or my life that you save?

Son, your vision is charmed
you sparkle pure gold
you dream what you can't wait to see
You're a pulsing white star
you're boundless and bold
and you see things the way they ought to be

You're my bloodstone
but you have blood of your own
that was running before you were born
As your blood flows
my heart wants yours to know
how the hot and the cold run warm
You're my bloodstone
know you're never alone
from your marrow, your fullness and form
As your blood flows
grow to what's to be grown
life's bountiful blessings to flow
flesh and bone
show the love that I've shown
is what I am your rock for
Bloodstone, yeah
Track Name: Broken Hallelujah
The perfect stain upon my heart is transparent
like a stained-glass window in the sun
a double rainbow in the rain
colors the pain
kaleidoscope of hues
windstorm of colors
we focus on the blues

Our religions are broken
they're just ritualistic tokens
on the periphery of what's important
it's kind of insane
they embrace trivial dogma
then fight over it
who gives a damn
they've lost the heart

Nothing's sacred, nothing's pure
nothing's holy any more
people needing help are shown the door
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
nothing here to kill the pain
the colored glass can't take away the stain

Hallelujah
being blind don't make the world go away
Hallelujah
time to fix the broken hallelujah
Hallelujah
faith is more than having nowhere else to go
Hallelujah
let's try to fix the broken hallelujah

Nothing's sacred, nothing's pure
nothing's holy any more
people needing help are shown the door
Science tells us to pay no heed
we do as we are told
a royal flush and still we fold

It's the spaces
the thin lines from place to places
connectivity
kings and aces
you boil in oil every day you toil
not knowing what grace is
take a good look at your daughter's face
I'm sure you'll get a glimpse

Hallelujah
being blind don't make the world go away
Hallelujah
let's try to fix it
let's try to fix the broken hallelujah
Hallelujah
being blind don't make the world go away
Hallelujah
time to fix the broken hallelujah
Track Name: Heart And Mind
And you already know what you should do
love your neighbor as yourself, the golden rule:
do unto others as you would have them do
and love the Lord with heart and mind

Understanding --
it's not something you believe
not something can be spoon-fed down a throat
feed your mind
as you nourish hungry hearts
giving them the start everyone should have

And don't let no Hitler tell you what to do
And don't let no Stalin tell you what to do
No left, no right, can know the center of you
be true to what's inside

Toss your Bible
if it keeps you from the truth
the Qur'an and Torah too if you read them wrong
your survival depends on thinking for yourself
your own religion is your health inside your heart

And don't let no preacher tell you what to do
No imam or rabbi what to think or do
unless they tell you what you already know is true
the one true religion you already know

I love Jesus
He said blessed are the meek
turn the other cheek and walk away
And wherever you go
I will always be with you
forever as true as blue is to the sky

And no one should have to tell you what to do
love your neighbor as yourself, the golden rule:
do unto others as you would have them do
and love the Lord with heart and mind
and love the Lord with heart and mind
and love the Lord with heart and mind
It's as simple as that
in my mind's eye
Track Name: Inside My Mind
There's a place I can go
when my heart loses touch
and I barely can tell that it's beating
I can think of the life
that you put into my love
when I'm tired there's a place I can go

There's a place I can go
when I've seen way too much
when I'm empty with confidence fleeting
I can close my weary eyes
and turn on my indigo head
when I'm down there's a place I can go

Inside my mind, into your arms
Into your arms, your arms inside my mind
Inside my mind, into your arms
in my embrace you're here inside my mind

When I'm there I can feel all the love in your heart
When I'm there I can feel your sensation
We can dance on the sand
make love under the moon
to be with you a place I can go

Inside my mind, into your arms
Into your arms, your arms inside my mind
Inside my mind, into your arms
in my embrace you're here inside my mind

There's a place that I go
now that you're so far away
to regain what I've lost, to remember
I sit back all alone and imagine you're there
when I'm lonely a place I can go

Inside my mind, into your arms
Into your arms, your arms inside my mind
Inside my mind, into your arms
in my embrace you're here inside my mind
Track Name: Limbo And Flux
Bittersweet the rain falls, spiraling by so far below
I hold on tight and pretend to feel the coaster dip and roll
I remember the games we played
I remember like yesterday
climbing anticipation for the ride

It's colder than it should be and my fingers won't line up
the rock is slick and slanted and I think I might fall off
It's all inside of your head she says to me
where will it be when I'm dead I say to her
I climb a quiet mountain to the stars

Limbo and Flux
never know quite how much
mother on the pearl
or love in the world
caught in between
worlds of wonder and of sheen
worlds of blinders and bucks
in my Limbo and Flux

I tackle disrespect by being blissfully detached
I give away my music but I want to take it back
It isn't there to be spit upon
I only wanted to sing my song
A muffled bell might as well be lost

When every day is a feature for the comic strip
I can speak in bubbles, only words that fit
I walk on pins and needles
my head up in the clouds
I hold my tongue just thinking
the words don't leave my mouth

Turning through the twilight to the corner of my mind
I wonder how I got to where the colors seem so bright
everything around me is within
everything around me I can touch
in the thick of it looking towards
the Limbo and Flux

Limbo and Flux
never know quite how much
mother on the pearl
or love in the world
caught in between
worlds of wonder and of sheen
worlds of blinders and bucks
in my Limbo and Flux
Track Name: Rainbow Asylum
There was no perfect me;
I need forgiveness too.
I know that shouldn't be
a reason to hurt you.

You look me in the eyes,
but I'm a guarded soul
afraid the truth will rise
and leave an empty hole.

When my strength has give in
and I surrender to your doubts,
you'll have to lose oblivion;
I'd rather die than shut you out.

And I hold your key to rainbow asylum,
you're never far from mind.
One white lie's a sparkling diamond
oh, how I stroked you blind.

Although your heart gives truly blue,
I'm just a thief who hates to steal.
I'd rather leave than color you
with all the sadness that I feel.

I've felt another's touch,
let her under my skin.
I'd give away too much
if I let you come in.

Since the truth you're living in
is kinder to you than my all,
I'll let you keep oblivion
I'd rather die than see you fall.

And I hold your key to rainbow asylum,
you're never far from mind.
One white lie's a sparkling diamond,
oh, how I stroked you blind.

Although your heart gives truly blue,
I'm just a thief who hates to steal.
I'd rather leave than color you
with all the sadness that I feel.

Though the truth would be less tiresome
if I left it in your hands,
but at least in rainbow asylum
you think I'm better than I am.