Cause and Effect

by Human Drama

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released January 1, 2002

Released on Projekt Records in 2002
Recorded and Produced by Chris Lizotte

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Track Name: I Am Not Here
I draw a parallel from days gone by
When glory laid in our arms
Simple pleasures now they're not so simple
Once it was just enough to be near

From my eyes, look away [I cannot see]
From my hands, turn away [They cannot feel]
From my heart, look away
I am not here

You stand torn my greatest treasure
Looking for another chance to sleep
I promise I will be here when you wake up
What can you promise me?

From my eyes, look away [I cannot see]
From my hands, turn away [They cannot feel]
From my heart, look away
I am not here

You say it's me that you love completely
As you lie in your lovers arms
I can see your bruises oh so clearly
Can you see what it's done to me

From my eyes, look away [I cannot see]
From my hands, turn away [They cannot feel]
From my heart, look away
I am not here
Track Name: Look At Me Now
This is a different story, I've turned another page
My hands are weaker and my eyes are showing age

I never wanted much from life, Only what was real
But real is something the mind creates and the heart believes

Don't promise me anything
I cannot believe
Because I once did
And look at me now

I followed you so far down, I still can't get out
I see my face in the mirror but I don't recognize my thoughts

I lived on your lies for so long, I became so cynical
I wrote twenty fucked up songs about trust, love and hope

Don't promise me anything
I cannot believe
Because I once did
And look at me now

This is no love story, just the opposite you see
It's about how the promise of it
Blinded me
Track Name: Quiet Desperation
Says she's made out of steel, but I know she's flesh and blood
Saw her through the window last night throwing needles at the wall
She begs to the prophet, point the path of least despair
Wipes mascara from her face pulling wildly at her hair
She says to no one there, Don't you know I'm made of steel
Do you know where I'm coming from. Do you know how I feel

We live we breath we walk and talk and love
In quiet desperation

I've got poison in my ring, I'm not afraid to put to test
She screams as she begs him to stay
For she fears the lonliness
Like everyone else he says as he faces her threats and needs
You'll find me too on the floor tonight
Begging answers on my knees

We live we breath we walk and talk and love
In quiet desperation
We live breath walk and talk
In quiet desperation

Says I'm nobody's fool as she waits for the phone to ring
Cries hard when the call doesn't come, even harder when it does
I look out the window staring at the moon
Wondering how I ever got here and will it be over soon

We live we breath we walk and talk and love
In quiet desperation
We live breath walk and talk
In quiet desperation
Track Name: Imitation Of…
How many times can you look me in the eyes
Selling what you are
Remember all the lies
Do you baby?

Words ran wild, deception deep
From what do you run
To lay with me now baby?

Come on girl look me in the eye
You say you want to live
Then you say you want to die

Daddy's girl says, "I'm a beautiful thing"
How can you not notice?
How can you not want me? I don't lnow.

Cause I am love you cannot disagree
I'm what you need
You can't live without me
'Cause you love me

She's an imitation of what she longs to be
Standing naked fully clothed
Pretending not to see

Come on girl look me in the eye
You say you want to live but
Then you say you want to die

Somewhere lies the guilt of your ways
It'll track you down you can't disappear now baby
And here it comes!

She's an imitation of what she longs to be
Standing naked fully clothed
Pretending not to see

Hey Juliet there's been a lot of Romeo's
They lie still in the closet
As you beckon in the night once again

Little suicide queen let me introduce the knife
To your trembling hands
It's all so clear

You're an imitation of...
Track Name: Goodnight Sweetheart
Sweetheart can you hear me
I'm a hundred million miles from you today
All we treasured, all we promised
Flew out the windows of our hearts
A love we'd never seen so strong
I guess baby, life was just too much for us

All the tears I cried for you
All the hope I never knew
To think I'll never hold your hand
Touch your face or look into your eyes again
The way we looked in no other eyes before
And never will again

Darling, it's not all right now
Don't misunderstand what I say
My greatest fear stands before me
And if blood is life you are my blood
The reason I wake up
Only you lie next to me no more

All the tears I cried for you
All the hope I never knew
To think I'll never hold your hand
Touch your face or look into your eyes again
The way we looked in no other eyes before
And never will again
Track Name: Lonely
Ashes fall from the cigarette of the man who can't forget
Who learns more from a single second of silence
Than from any word ever spoken to him
Any poem misunderstood
Or from every second of his past that haunts him

Could I be more lonely
I don't know if I could

Put in front of the mirror
Why he can't recall
As he stares into the scars he cannot cover
But to all hands laid upon him
And all the hands that try to hold him
The pain still hides beneath the surface

Could I be more lonely
I don't know if I could

Night passes behind him but he doesn't turn to look
The shackles and the gag will not allow it
So far am I from caring, he says
Or do I care too much?
For the more I give the more I must be given
Track Name: Madame Hate's Mad Search For Love
She walks down empty streets, rhythm of a song in her head
"When I find myself in times of trouble" -she forgets the rest
She needs no one, she needs no one

The rain beats down upon her adding insult to her injury
"What I wouldn't give not to have to live in this place I'm in"
There is no one, there is no one

Assist Madame Hate on her mad search for love
She so desperately wants to find
Yet constantly chases away

Father Time has cast his ugly image in her mirror again
"It used to be so easy to be satisfied" she remembers when
She carried hope in her pocket next to love
Believed it wouldn't end
Nothing can explain how it disappeared
Yet in her still it lives

There is no one, there is no one

Assist Madame Hate on her mad search for love
She so desperately wants to find
Yet constantly chases away

Reluctantly she accepts her eyes have opened to another day
"As much as things change they remain the same"
Out of the corner of her eye she sees someone she thinks she once knew
t happens every now and then but it never is true

Assist Madame Hate on her mad search for love
She so desperately wants to find
Yet constantly chases away
Track Name: The Mystery
I will wait until all is uncovered
I place all the pieces discovered in hand
The question whose answer escapes

In time all the hate will diminish
I grow from the painful resistance
And seek the answer my question demands

The mystery keeps haunting me
Every clue needs another it seems
High and low I will search
All my time it is worth
To learn what happiness means

To hell with the pain I've been given
I must tie the hands of the villain
The first step on the journey ahead
Through lies all the truth is discovered
Each day how the wall became tougher to climb
This I will never forget

Because the mystery keeps haunting me...

I step with no safety net
Let my tears be no cry for help
And never again will you see hurt
In my eyes
Track Name: Cynthia's Journal
She's the color blue
So deep she cannot move
Through her eyes she speaks
To your heart

She's a hurricane
A storm you cannot brave
Instinct says fear
In words so clear

And she's a little girl
Eyes closed on the tilt-a-whirl
Can she see the arms
Waiting below?

She's the saddest poem
That you ever took to bed
In candle light
Questions burn bright

Cast through imagery
Of love denied and pain that follows
Threats unrealized
And speaking ghosts with hearts so hollow

Sits a little girl
Reeling in an imperfect world
Writing in rhyme
Frozen in time

How many times has she
Awoken from the dream
Suspicious of
Scars left behind

And what is the cost
For surely there is a cost
To live the verse
Perverse and so near

Cast through imagery
Of love denied and pain that follows
Threats unrealized
And speaking ghosts with hearts so hollow
Ink and pen describing
Blood and sweat, and fear devoured by
The spider of the web
That leaves the heart that loves unconquered
Track Name: The Battle
Should I remember so well days gone by
I wonder what it would take
For I find so little to remember anymore
Someone else's lies keep me from trusting your words
Will the hearts left behind rear their ugly heads
Then I find I want to believe what I'm feeling so bad

But what I believe battles
Battles what I have seen
Leaves me lying in wait
Old wounds start to bleed again

I smell the pillow then fight to untie
Trembling hands and the vision of you by my side
But what I can't take is when the vision is all that's left
I stand by the river then try to decide
I look in the mirror still I cannot stop
Wishing and wanting what only waits for my word

But what I believe...

How do I step across this fear
It swallows me whole with no sign of regret
It takes me by the hand
I cannot turn away
Track Name: About Michelle
Shaken by complicated thoughts
She yearns for simplicity
She works so hard only to hide
Only to hide behind her camouflage
For the curious she has no time
She rather stay inside

But once I caught a glimpse of her
Through her crystal blue eyes saw
The hope that comes from dreams
Where we all know about michelle

There are no pearls in her life
Only cheap imitations that
She sometimes allows herself to see as real
And for a moment or two there's a mother's love
And religion she never found
And the one who could replace both mother and God here on earth

But once I caught a glimpse of her....

Michelle would you notice if the walls would fall
For lack of love do you hate?
Do you notice as I try to chip away
Track Name: Dance Me To The End Of Love (Leonard Cohen)
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love