Lock the Door, Swallow the Key

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lyrics

Dis-moi, qu’y a-t-il derrière ce regard vide?
Que vois-tu?
On dit que la vérité te libère
Ferme la porte, avale la clé

Welcome to the world of the plastic and spastic
Elastic hearts that trip the light fantastic
A classic massacre, Jurassic Park
They running wild in the kingdom, Disney after Dark

No bark, but the bite of a shark
Spitting sharp darts, but they missing the mark
We embark on a mission from God to set 'em straight
And shake the fake snakes 'til they break

They rolled out the red carpet and we ran right through it
We aint come here in a Caddy, man, we came here in a Buick
And I knew it they full of it
The wool they gonna pull it
Grooving like a moving target in the market for a bullet

Got the shotgun blues and brand new tattoos
On the level with the devil, got nothing left to lose
Place bids and bets like rap Russian Roulette
But I'm a poet, not a rapper, you ain't seen nothing yet

Looking for A Love Supreme like chasing Jason Bourne
Heavy is the head that wears the crown of thorns
The secrets we keep weigh us down like concrete
Sleeping with the fish, make a wish in the deep

That no one would know what goes on below
Rock Pandora’s boombox, on with the show
Need a personal Jesus like Depeche Mode
Down the long and winding road, I let 'em know

Sometimes it gets so dark, and you're feeling
Like a Roman candle looking for a spark
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God

Sometimes it gets so hard
And youre feeling like a house of cards
You might fall apart
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God

Just because you've become a young man, now
There's still some things that you don't understand

I’ve seen a million pretty girls and they all look the same
I just want one with soul and an amplified brain
She could teach me things and I could teach her back
Put a candle to her heart and make her pulse react

In fact Jack, let's get down to the brass tacks
Crack walls, make 'em fall like stocks on the NasDaq
Pack heat rat-tat-tat
Blowing holes in their sould like rock n roll aint never heard of "Rap Attack"

Lost faith in a black Cadillac
When my parachute failed I took up arms like Iraq
Rebelled, repelled down the wishing well, stole back my nickels
Got skeletons? I will never tell

We take take litte dreams, try to make them more
Playing fiddle in the middle of a war
But riddle me this as smoke creeps under the door
What happens when you get the thing you would die for?

Sometimes it gets so hard
And youre feeling like a battle scar upon the boulevard
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God

Sometimes it gets so dark
And youre feeling like a bleeding heart
Up in a pool of sharks
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God
Don’t give it up to me but give it up to God

Everybody gotta rise from the gutter and debris
Baby, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Take these regrets and make them history
Then lock the door, swallow the key

If it was up to me, I’d tear down the sky
Step right into hell, look the devil in the eye
Take back everything that he stole from me
Then lock the door, swallow the key

Just because you've become a young man, now
There's still some things that you don't understand

So follow me, I'm a felon with a skeleton key
Open up your ribcage, set your heart free
Im a work of art, a part of something greater than a man
A Joker brushstroked by the Master's hand

I was an empty kind of vessel, hollow body guitar
One foot in the gutter and the other n the stars
Without His love, I won’t get very far
Damn right I’m gonna show my scars, see?

Ces squelettes ils dansent
Pas d’introduction ou d’adieu
Seul l’amour dans le chaos
Bonjour est peut-être tout

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from Hello Maybe Everything, released October 1, 2013

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