Cause and Effect

by Human Drama

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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...
5.
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
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Lonely 04:48
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
7.
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
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The Mystery 05:34
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
10.
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
11.
The Battle 05:15
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
12.
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
13.
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

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released January 1, 2002

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

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Since their formation in the early 80s, singer/songwriter/guitarist Johnny Indovina has guided Human Drama through over a dozen critically acclaimed albums and countless spectacular live performances, creating a beautifully intense collection of work, while gathering the band a deeply devoted following in America, and most notably Mexico. ... more

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