The Wicked and Wonderful

by CATERPILLARS

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released October 7, 2016

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Track Name: The Earth Stood Still
It’s hard to make peace with change
When all your skin has aged
Friends have gone away
Do you pray that the words you say
Will make the return?

Dusk will extinguish the day
With your hair that’s black and grey
Your final resting place
With a headstone that’s been misplaced
Stained glass and widowed birds

Reflect what you’ve learned for the first time
That you won’t be around
Direct me so that you will be mine
Don’t be my sweet little let down

What stays buried with the withered and weak
Old secrets and permanent sleep
Crumbled bones and unopened eyes
Broken clocks with useless lies

The day the earth stood still

Reflect what you learned for the second time
That you won’t be around
Direct me so that you will be mine
Don’t be my sweet little let down
My sweet little let down
Track Name: Vanish
Let’s try to keep an eye focused on
All the time that goes by
Because I’ve spent too much
And I’ve wasted enough of yours

I’m sure you are
Too busy to put the phone down
To try and enjoy yourself
Once this passes the moments gone
The moments gone

Everyone will vanish in your hometown
While you will be the one who never backed out

You wonder why we are all broken down
We fell so far behind
We repent and judge
But we have waited long enough

To know that
You can’t put a price on a piece of mind
So try to become aware
Because once this passes the moments gone
The moments gone

You used to hear the whispers through the hallway
Now every time you walk through the sound delays
You used to hear the whispers through the hallway

Everyone will vanish in your hometown
While you will be the one who never backed out
Track Name: Frustrated
They can see you’re not the same you have grown tired
There will be no one to blame you have to re-wire
The way you lived before is so outdated
Everyone around can tell you’re so frustrated

When I’m with you the sky seems brighter
Just lend me your ears when you grow tired
I want to be around so that you can hear the sound
You can only truly endear in complete alliance

They have seen what you became so uninspired
What will you need to say to be admired?
The way you act right now is so overrated
Everyone can tell you’re so frustrated

I’m restless and outspoken
I’ve watched the words fall from my hands
Create me from a fracture
Was I made from pieces of a broken man?
Please will you pull me away dear
Please will you pull me away
Please will you pull me away dear
And take me to a better place

When I’m with you the sky seems brighter
Just lend me your ears when you grown tired
I want to be around around so that you can hear the sound
You can only truly endear in complete alliance
Track Name: Kenopsia
The crowds used to gather here
Year after year
Now you have an eerie feeling
You’re the last one around
In this one horse town
You are the only one kneeling
You can hear the trees sway
When you used to hear kids say
I am sure am hopeful for the future

Will we ever believe in each other?
You would never leave behind your brothers
Will we ever believer in each other?
Look at me face to face now

So how do I think about this place?
Day after day
I wonder what is so appealing
And when you’re feeling down
In this old ghost town
You will stare at the ceiling
And wonder who you could have been
But every now and then
You look around
Save yourself the torture

Will we ever believe in each other?
You would never leave behind your brothers
Will we ever believer in each other?
Look at me face to face now
Track Name: Living a Phrase
It’s so hard to try and move on when
Every word your speaking has no effect
To everyone around who said they were listening
Clearly had their ears closed to some respect

It feels like I’ve been living this decade
With nothing I have to show for (nothing I can show for)
With all my empty pockets and promises
I’ve clearly thrown my hands up for the last time

You are what you do you are not what you say
When you’ve done so much to live off a phrase
You start to wonder if you’ll make it out alive

It seems that I have hidden in silence
Everything that I believed in…what did I believe in?
All of my fears of the wicked and wonderful
Are sitting behind these closed doors for the last time

You are what you do and not what you say
When you’ve done so much to live
You are what you do and not what you say
When you’ve done so much to live off a phrase

You start to wonder if you’ll make it out alive
Track Name: Shiver
If ignorance is bliss than you must be content
Escaping to the thoughts that attempt to deliver
Turn your back to those with good intent
Will there ever be a time you do not shiver?

You are watching the same fall

You thought no one would notice
You thought no one would care
There’s always someone willing to help you
But no one can if you don’t share

Because today are you willing to give the world away
The one that spins in the other direction
The day will come when you want to explain
Your need for love and affection

The pictures in your mind you used to paint
Sitting all alone down by the river
Hanging by the threads you can’t undo
No thoughts to keep you warm you will not shiver

You are watching the same fall
Track Name: Hypnotist
Close your eyes and go to sleep
This time you will surely dream
You might just have to look around
When you see you will be sure

Things aren’t always what they seem
This time you will surely see
When you’re ready to settle down
You will hear the sound of her
The sound of her

You’ll be back when I count to ten
I really don’t want to start over again

I have seen your face before
Lying down across the floor
I can feel the cold air
As your reflection stands there
Now your voice is wearing thin
I really don’t want to start over again

Here I rest it’s after ten
I don’t know where and I don’t know when
How to begin
It’s been too long since I’ve been gone and
How does this end?
I think it’s time for me to let you go now

I have seen your face before
Lying down across the floor
I can feel the cold air
As your reflection stands there
You’ll be gone when I count to ten
I never thought I would be alone again
I never thought I would be alone again
Track Name: Belittled
Are you tired of being belittled?
You’ve been pushed all the way to the back
And now you’re stuck somewhere in the middle
With no plan of attack
It will take everything to move forward
But remember to stay on track
Don’t distract your way to the bottom
Living for a love you won’t get back

You’re reluctant and tired
From a lack of desire
You’ve been criticized around
Caught living with your face down in the dirt

Are you tired of being belittled?
Like a person who was down on their luck
Have you signed a deal with the devil
From the last nerve you struck
It will take everything you once had
So that you can move ahead
Don’t drown yourself in the bottle
From a love that you misread

You’re reluctant and tired
From a lack of desire
You’ve been criticized around
Caught living with your face down in the dirt

You won’t believe in
Others and how you treat them

You’re reluctant and tired
From a lack of desire
You’ve been criticized around
Caught living with your face down in the dirt
Track Name: Drop the Crown
Turn around and realize there are loved ones that are here to hold
There comes a time and reason why you have to face what you’ve been told

Will you stand down
and drop the crown
A pride I wish you never held
You will stand out
From the unfaithful crowd
A place you knew you didn’t belong

There was a fire inside that used to burn
Now all that’s left are the ashes
There was a dire song we used to sing
Now all that remains are the pieces
Track Name: All We Have
It’s not all that bad but it’s not all that great
When you’re learning to live for what you create
Will you be all that glad
Will it be worth the wait
Are you wasting your time on those you can’t relate?

Broken bodies will make you bite the hand that doesn’t feed you
It’s hard to grow
When you don’t plant the seed

It can not be that bad
When you have time to prove
That it can not be that bad
Unless you are the one to choose

It’s not all that great but it’s not all that bad
Live for today but forget what you had
Remember the times you had nothing to give
You’ll never be the type to die and let live

Broken bodies despise empty hands with fuller minds
All you’ll ever know
What they may never see

It can not be that bad
When you have time to prove
That it can not be that bad
Unless you are the one to choose

It can not be that bad
Will it always be?
It can not be that bad
Will it always be?
Track Name: Open Your Eyes
How do you sleep?
When the pain is real
Another walk through
Just an average day
You can’t tell a soul
They won’t understand
What you’ve been through
You missed a lifetime

All I ever wanted was to make you feel
All I ever needed was to have you here

When you’re in the deep
It’s easy to conceal
The love that you had
Was never real
The thoughts that you may have
Will make you understand
That you may never
Have another chance

All I ever wanted was to make you feel
All I ever needed was to have you here
All I ever wanted was to make you feel
All I ever needed was to have you by my side

I will never leave you with pain or fear
I will never stay to give you hope my dear
I won’t ever believe you, you’ll be back again
I won’t ever trust what you’re worth when

You will never open your eyes

Open your eyes