As The City Sleeps

by Mary and The Black Lamb

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released February 28, 2009

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Track Name: She Is
She Is

She is nothing they told her today
They want nothing more than her to decay
She searches for what makes her strong whether it’s in a song
Or a kiss from a Luciferish boy

She is a legend unfolding
They haunt her decisions
They voices are screaming
Inside she screams

She is nothing, believes what they say
Cause she’s never heard a kind word
She searches for what makes her strong whether it’s in a song
Only therapy she can afford

She falls to her knees in agony
Tries to remember what she believes
How can you lose what’s meant to be?

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Stay Away
Stay Away

You hold the key to me
Just throw it away please
Don’t have to make a point to disappoint me

Stay away, not strong enough to keep my distance
Your virus, I must build resistance

I’m cold from this sickness
What is this fever I missed?
Don’t have to make a point to disappoint me

Stay away, not strong enough to keep my distance
Keep me sane without your existence

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Departed
Departed

Starving yourself to fit the picture
You’ve forgotten who you once use to be
I will never starve to fit that picture
I’m not the picture but at least I know I’m me

You can’t fight your way out this time
You let them take you over
You’re going under to live the lie
While on the surface you’re going no where

You’ve lost all trust and all at once
The happiness you see has now gone to me
And it’s over now you can’t fight it now
You’ve lost it all and you wonder how

Starving yourself to fit your picture
They’ve forgotten who you once use to be
Now they’ve wrapped you in barb wire
Until you could not breathe

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Gone
Gone

I finish packing my bag because my arm is numb and sore
I turn and gasp to see you standing at the door
Before I can scream I’m lying motionless on the floor
Never felt so cold and alone when at night you’re the one I hold

Cause I cant go on, I’ve been your dirt too long
I’m done, I’m gone

You think you live in a world where you can tread jealously
But with the little you know you’ve become so naive
I want to be free and live my life
Even if you’re all I have to sacrifice

They say it’s true if you return when I leave
So I better go before I forget how to believe

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Emily
Emily

Shady looking room again, always asking what’s wrong
On the wrong medicine, recovering but I’m gone
Stop asking questions that make me hate me
I can’t believe this pain let her take me

I refuse to listen, think you’ve figured this out
Diagnose every word, can suffering have an amount?
My apologies for her words spoken
When you disturb within, beauty’s woken

Don’t try to, don’t lie to

Calm me down, you think so less of me, call me necessity
Call her out, her name is Emily, the other side of me

When I am lost for words, I, I give her my voice
When I shut my ears, she is fighting your noise
My hands shake as the light starts to fade
All eyes turn when she comes out to play

Calm her down, my eyes drown, claim my face

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: The Price
The Price

Speak these daemons, set them free, into the world
Forgotten creation, brought to existence, back to haunt you

Fix yourself up, break yourself down,
Honest revenge, you’re crashing sound
Forwards you fear, backwards you fall
Seeking a cure, denying it all

Talk is cheap and I won’t fall in your debt
All the thoughtless things you’ve say
Who would’ve thought it’s the price
It’s the price you pay for all you say

Selling yourself short again
With the price on your head
Stubborn in nature, fragile creature
Leave us here to build interest

Caught you in the act
Stained red hands behind your back

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Not The Girl
Not The Girl

You said I don’t deserve to smile, cause if I smile you cant smile
You said I don’t deserve to laugh, cause if I laugh you wallow in wrath
You said I don’t deserve to dream, it creates your murder scene
Hold me back all you can, it pushes me farther in the end

Im not the girl I use to be, that’s not me
You’re not the one to destroy me and all that I believe

You said I don’t deserve to be free, cause if im free your not free
You said I don’t deserve to love, cause im adored and your unloved
You said I don’t deserve to fly cause my feathers leave you blind

Came here to watch you burn, it is all in return

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Forgot You Now
Forgot You Now

I looked into the fountain my tears had filled
I saw my reflection so empty it killed
I could see through myself like how you saw through me
There is nothing there that I want to be

You’re not worth the tears I cry, you’re not worth sleepless nights
I’ve wanted to let you know, I’ve forgot you now

I looked through the book my fears had filled
I tore out the pages as old blood spilled
Woke from this dream, shrouded in nightmare
Saw who you are, nothing is there

Don’t even bother crawling back, cause I’ve made my choice
Don’t try to talk me I’ll ignore the sound of your voice
From bothering with you nothing I have gained
Except for a broken dream on what we could have been

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Stranger
Stranger

Dead air stands still, what I’ve lost I can’t fill
Deep breathes fall short, empty words, search for more
Drowned in the night, grasping for light
Please draw the shades, close my eyes and fade

Fall into me, feel what I feel
Crawl into me, know this is real

Pieces fall away, broken mind, thoughts decay
And if I scream…
Will I call a saviour to me?

Call a stranger into my manger
Feel no danger tied to my cage here
Tonight all I need is someone here
Until morning breaks please stay near

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009
Track Name: Silence
Silence

You’re words were all I need to believe I could proceed
But your quiet made me stray, better days have passed away
You gave me, enough to see, give me a sign to let you be

With this silence, this distance, it builds a wall between us
Cause im empty without you, are you on the other side?

So your gone at last I don’t look back those times have passed
And though it tares me up inside, I’ve moved on, memories lie
You took everything, I had to give, then you used me up, I’m done with it

If this is done please say so I can go
My heart is fading, waiting, holding hope

© Mary and the Black Lamb 2009