"Love Under Will" - Full Album Lyrics

Little Girl “X”

Little Girl ‘X’ writes to Little Boy Blue

“I’ll be your bride.” November 27th 1982

Ring of fire, Saturn, Rising sign, Kick in the window.

Crawling, wet black fur; spill your love on me. Scatter the ashes.

Opiate rain, telephone, I’m calling from the playground swings

Every word she speaks is a slow night train pulling into the station.

We’re gathering flowers of a secret language.

Spread your legs, ritual, invocation. Baby I love you.

Blue flame, pentagram, hand written recollection of dreams

Courage and laughter, black cat on the porch, lost horse, wedding rings

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Saving a spider from the coffee house floor

Strange Mama got what you need.

Good day today on the stereo

Broken bones sound like tambourines

One night in Seattle, courting, holding hands,

Which way does the red river flow?

Blood on the dance floor, evening bell, wish me well

By myself but never alone.

Little Boy Blue writes to Little Girl “X”

Under oppressive heat of the sun

“The palm trees here stand like prisoners.

With the wolves I want to run. Won’t you come with me?”

Rio Grande, hexagram, divination, skeleton key

Coyote calling, going west, let’s make a mess

In the prairie dress you gave to me.

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Run away with me.

Tombstone Factory/Impossible Motel

Would you forgive a thief?

For sharing beauty no one can possess

We were aiming for truth and striking emptiness

Wanna cut off my hair and say a prayer

Gotta find a pure way to be

East Texas troubadour, thank you for

Your memorable melody

I’ve adopted and sculpted as my offering

It ain’t no kind of life working in this tombstone factory

Obedient servitude should never come naturally

If everything truly gonna crumble

Hell I don’t wanna miss the show

Never lay down for the next world war

There’s too much wonder you know

Without a song to sing

We won’t know where to go

Built my best invention living in your impossible motel

Abusing my muse, shouting freedom from a prison cell

That old formula feels like a trap

Learned the road surely ain’t the map

I’ve built my shrine to walk the line

All I am, all I lack.

Tombstone factory

I’m never coming back

Presents from Pickpockets

Presents from a pickpocket

Would you wear my eyes?

The best disguise is naked

Naked on the rise

The best disguise is naked

Safe now to assume

We can understand the weapon

If we understand the wound

Baby, baby, do you feel free?

Growing up in the Anthropocene

Learn what you learn feel what you feel

If you steal what you love, love what you steal

Mirrors on the prairie shatter

A sound to break all thought

Pain is unavoidable, suffering is not

After you my lovely language

Into zodiac swamps of rhyme

Beyond the limits of control

Across the circumstance of time

A mercurial bitch is writhing

Twisted tongues know how to lash

You represent the media

I’ll represent the trash

We’ll walk along the wasteland

Hear the sounds, see the sights

Watch a white horse being eaten

By a slave on Sunday night

The millennial mind is yearning

For secrets kept outside

I was swimming in a river

On the day the country died

Baby, baby, do you feel free?

Growing up in the Anthropocene

Learn what you learn feel what you feel

If you steal what you love, love what you steal

Time wants a skeleton

The hero wants a mask

I’ll be there for you father

You only have to ask

You’ll find me in our basement

Dismantling a cross

We can use it for the fire

To light our way across

An ocean of unconscious

Ideas in their sleep

Our eyes are sewn together

So we’ll dream instead of weep

Keep clear the broken corners

When crawling through the mirror

If you cut yourself on accident

That’s when I will appear

Tupelo Bells

Take it as a sign

Take it as it comes

Lay down in the light

You’re not the only one

Take it as it comes

Love him if you can

Idiot savant with a master plan

Ain’t that your kind of man?

Rise with the moon

Sleep through the sun

Desperate street dog barking

About the things he’s done

There I am every place I run

Waiting on the buses

But the buses don’t come

Breaking from the prison  

That I built with my tongue

Roads get tangled

Makes it easy to hide

You and I know

We’re born on the same side

Bottom of the rain

Body in the well

Still born twin

Ring the Tupelo bell

Calling on the King

To ring the Tupelo bell

Black Jack David

Long black veil

If you want me to rise I will

Mark my words

Where they fell

If you want me to rise I will

Roads get tangled

Makes it easy to hide

You and I know

We’re born on the same side

Billy killed Joanie

Playing William Tell

Still born twin

Ring the Tupelo bell

Calling on the King

To ring the Tupelo bell

Take it as a sign

Take it as it comes

Crawl back to the light

You’re not the only one

When our bodies get old

And we die in the cold

Winter sun’s rays of gold

We’ll go no more a rovin’

Los Angeles

Forest of severed trees

A million needles in the street

Private orgy high above

The hungry and the homeless

Oh oh Los Angeles,

What the hell am I doing here?

Rosicrucian, going clear

Sex magick, Thelema

Nothing lasts forever

But I’ll always love you

Fill a paper cup with

Bruises pour it on my face

Tattoo a tear for every year

That he’s gone away

Look at the common dream

Recognize it’s crumbling

Hollywood on Halloween

Growing up in the Anthrocene

Nothing lasts forever

But I’ll always love you

Like a villain on the page

Like a villain on the stage

Like an infant in a rage

Waiting for some ancient sage

Oh oh Los Angeles,

Watch me I’m going clear

93 times a year

Bowing to a broken mirror

Nothing lasts forever

But I’ll always love you

The Tower

The way you’re living

Is getting out of hand

I don’t understand

What you’re doing to yourself

Wear a mask long enough

And it becomes your face

In a way you never notice  

Until you fall from grace

Draw your conclusions

Watch the kingdom crumble

See the way the whole thing ends

When will you settle down?

When will you settle down?

Built your tower tall off the ground

But it’s rubble now

New man, new name,

New dress, in another town

Ain’t thought of him

Since she set her suitcase down

Sliding down a rainbow

Swinging from a star

Dancing with some stranger

In a broke down bar

Steal one more song

See if the muse might stumble

Into this secret life

You’re living in

When will you settle down?

When will you settle down?

Built your tower tall off the ground

But it’s rubble now

 

You don’t know what’s goin’ on

Baby, you’ve been gone too long

Can’t come back thinking you’re first in line

Baby, baby, baby, you’re out of time

When will you settle down?

When will you settle down?

Built your tower tall off the ground

But it’s rubble now

Love Under Will

Love is the law

Love under will

Love is the law

Love under will

Down the road I look

There runs Mary

Hair of gold

Lips like cherries

Down to the river

Where the gypsy sleeps

Rolling her dress above her knees

Love is the law

Love under will

Love is the law

I was living in the shadow

Nervously laughing

Could not remember the sound of my own name

Reaching to grasp any passing distraction

Didn’t want to be still, didn’t want to be tame

Mary in the shallows

Bathing and splashing

Joy in her eye as the gypsy wakes

I’m watching the scene with empathic reaction

I’ll do what I can, I’ll do what it takes.

Love is the law

Love under will

Love is the law

Love under will