Anthills Rise & Governments Fall

by L F Antenna

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released March 14, 2015

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Track Name: Dr. Greed
I cain’t see no doctor
He’s too green for me.
So gather round now, children, and let me
tell you what you mean to me
Before I go. I want you to know there’s
more to life, than filling your bowl.
So take me out now, to the backyard
and we can lay to rest my weary soul
with a shotgun salute
to a hard fought life on the rungs of the ladder.
And I’m shaking in my boots
because the baby’s sick
and we don’t know what’s the matter.
Track Name: Trampoline Dream
You’ve got no one left to turn to;
no catapulting lovesick arms.
I can be there when you need me.
When you wake I can be gone.

I can be your trampoline dream
I will throw you back in
oh time to say goodbye
oh say goodbye again

I am ready for the taking,
mirrored spring-board on my chest.
I’ve got nothing in my hands now,
but you’re not ready for that yet.

and it’s funny how,
this works out.
You’ll come back,
I have no doubt.
Leaves and feathers fall from the sky
And float away on the wind.
Leaves and feathers fall from the sky
And float away on the wind.
And we go round and round,
chase our banner down.
But it will always be there,
and I will always be
I will always

Be your trampoline dream
I will throw you back in
oh time to say goodbye
Say goodbye again

Till I’ve no one left to turn to;
no catapulting lovesick arms.
Track Name: Still a Snake
Still a snake time slithers by,
and you say the same thing.
And I reach for you
but you do the same thing.

You bite.

Still a snake patterns on your back,
and you do the same thing.
And I don’t see it coming,
but I feel the sting,

of your bite.

Still a snake tongue telling lies,
and you hiss at me.
And you say the same thing,
but how can I believe?

When you say I love you.
No no no

Still a snake no matter how I try,
I never really change.
And I shed my skin,
but I’m still the same.

So I bite
Track Name: Cloud Could
Overboard, and don’t look back.
The steam roller will aquash you flat.
We will squash you flat.
Didn’t expect that.

But am I ready for this?
It’s not working out like I’d planned it.
Plans are paper thin,
and the words written on them.

I could look over the hill
See the rains coming
Cloud could cover
I could peer through the haze
Mouth the words
But no one hears me
Cloud Could

See the birds take flight,
It doesn’t mean they’re free.
The wind blows to the wall,
And they fall into the street.
You walk over carcasses lined to the gutter.
The whimpering envy of eyes that still flutter.
You’ve wings at your feet and doubt in your mind.
And you’ll never know.

I could look over the hill
See the rains coming
Cloud could cover
I could peer through the haze
Mouth the words
But no one sees me
Cloud Could

I see you, but you don’t see me.
A ghost behind a veil.
Track Name: Brush it Away
Please forgive me,
for what I’ve done to you.
Please forgive yourself,
For all you put me through.


It’s oh so simple
it makes no sense at all
you just let go


Brush it away
for it is like dust
wash it away
before it turns to rust
and that you trust


It’s oh so simple
lord it makes no sense at all
you just let go


Had a rough winter baby.
I reach for memory,
watch the ice turn to steam.
But when the rains finally fall and
tears come quenching all, well
how will you remember me?
oh yeah, remember me.
Track Name: Bow & Arrow
I spoke with a killer again last night
his face was honest and his eyes were bright
he told me I was alright as we stood in the midst of his dirty work
the ashes covered my shoes and he told me where we were
and I said hold on, my friend

it was a street, that was all too familiar to me
I think I have a friend who said he’d been there once before
I wondered what went wrong something petty something small
somebody done me wrong, now I gotta pay em back ten fold

you are my,
you are my bow and arrow,
my other side
The capable reflection
Pull the string and come around
With the bow and arrow

I didn’t ask him why, my friend
I didn’t want to know about the bow and arrow
why did you bring me here, my friend, I didn’t have to know
about your bow and arrow

the house it burned to the ground the man inside he must’ve been screaming
a skull lie there on the ground, no one else had seen him yet but me
and the man responsible
I don’t know who he was
I didn’t want to know
but he said it all comes around, to the bow and arrow

why you want a torment me?
why you got a bring me down?
why did I have to see?
the bow and arrow
Track Name: Common Need
See it slip away,
guess it’s not my time.
With my rubber cement feet,
and no finish line.

It’s a code
gotta break
in an envelope
says it’s too late.
You don’t know me,
but I love your face
yes I love you.

And I’ll miss it
so bad,
when it’s gone.
And I’ll want it
with all I have,
till it comes

Place your order
get in line,
hold a number
in your mind.
I don’t know you
but I want you,
you look so good
you look so fine.

She’ll say,
“Take me dancing,
I look good tonight.
Tell me something.”
And he’ll say,
“There’s no end in sight!”

Don’t you want it?
Don’t you need it?
Don’t it keep you up at night?
We’re so lucky,
just to be here.
Why does it feel like there’s
so much missing?

It’s a phone call,
Away
Track Name: Old Photos
Move on with your little life
and with your little hands
pick something else to do
all wrong.
Move on.

Don’t get caught in their lullabyes,
you feed the fires with every passing moment.
Bedtime stories, blackmail, mercury
how long must this go on?

Move on with your little life
And with your little hands
pick something else to do
all wrong.
We all make mistakes
we all hold on too long.

Miss illusion, how long must we wait?
Give us the best you’ve got.
Climb the walls and get away,
better things out there.

Old photos are always better than wasted days
and just who are you when you’re on your own anyway?
No one can say you didn’t try.

are you waving or wavering?
are you waving or wavering?
Track Name: Anthills Rise and Governments Fall
Buildings are gonna blow up
fields of flowers grow
and you won’t ever know
why you hang around so

oh but the wheel is gonna turn
and the sun is gonna burn
and you may lie.

Planes are gonna fall right out of the sky
the trusting smile of a clever child
and you may be alone out there and someone lends a hand

but the seas are gonna churn
and this page, it too will turn
but you may fall in love

Do the sight seers know
they’re walking over bones?
do the stars in the night
see it all come to light?
cause it all looks the same
if you’re far enough away
anthills rise and governments fall

but the years are gonna come
and the days won’t be long

but you may write this down
Track Name: Apocalyptic Love Song
I remember the drive, 

we were flying down that coast line, 

moon up above.

There were fires blazing,

we were racing,

it was beautiful.


As I recall they said,

hundreds died that night,

but you and I that night,

we were making love 

like the sun would never come up,

it was beautiful.



And the seas wash away

the ends of the earth,

President say,

"It's raining God's fire."

And the seas wash away, 

the ends of the earth,

news man say,
yes he did,

"It's raining God's fire."



and it rains, 
oh but let it rain.



I remember the break,

we were sittin on
both sides

of that widening valley.

As the earth gave way

i thought i heard you say
it was,
beautiful.

So now i'm falling for you,

just trying to keep up with you

into the darkness below.

Lights are fading,

but i see your face

and it's, beautiful.



(chorus)


And it rains.

If we don't survive,

I will cherish my short time.

Cause just to know your smile,

it was beautiful.

If the Earth has to go,

I wan't you to know,

that in my life,

you were the most
beautiful.


I said in my life,

oh you were the most,

Beautiful.