Flobots - Journey After (War Fatigues) Lyrics




[Jonny 5]
These songs won’t write them selves and its going no where..
These words I seen them some where
This path I walk by daylight
This bending corner is upon us don’t know what to say by
May I may I take you forward?
I’m who you've always wanted
You don’t know the order
Numbers I can make them plummet
I’m already at the summit
I already speak your language
You save yourself from anguish
I make myself a sandwich
I see the trickle of a brook over a fallen body
He wears the thistle we mistook him assault and robbery
So when they halt the bombing
Come meet me at the clearing
As results are coming we can see if practice matches theory
And then assess our losses and then we learn our lessons
Then we count the tragedies and triumphs and traumatic stressing

Get back – Get back - Back
Get back – Get back - Back
Get back – Get back - Back
Get back – Get back – Back

[Jonny 5, Mackenzie 33 and Brer Rabbit]
Cause these songs won’t write them selves’ and its going no where
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
These songs don’t write them selves’ and it’s going no where
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go (When its all worn)
When it’s all worn off where do ya go (worn off)
(When its all worn off)
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When its all worn off when its all worn (off)
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
Where do ya go where do ya go

[Brer Rabbit]
In the shadowed expanse between the distance of our hopes
I span from here to now with gossamer ropes
A broken bridge the only edge shakes with every passing step
We cannot repair all the things we have not kept
I’ve not wept enough in recent years to keep my eyes from drying up
I’ve slept enough in recent days to keep the flags of my dreams flying
The echoes of my empty heart are the closest things I have to screams
Fire at end and beginning so I fall to in-between
I wrought a treatise on busted guitar strings
Choked on cholesterol sentiments from aorta to arteries
With better aim then Artemis, gave key stone to arch enemies
Who swum in our midst like clown fish with sea anemones
Among death knells and threnodies and sex sells extremities
And health plans that promise better living through chemistry
I lost my identity, tossed to anonymity it’s my apocalypse now
I’m saying now serenity

We didn’t start the fire but provide the kindling
(When it’s all worn off where do ya go)
We didn’t start the fire but provided the kindling
(When it’s all worn off where do ya go)

When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go (where do you go-oo)
When it’s all worn off where do ya go(off)
When it’s all worn off where do ya go

[Verse 3]
Meet me at the clearing
Meet me at the space
Now that the ons and offs of the bombs have stopped
Upon this common spot our common thoughts calm us
Costs promises lost comments draw us closer
Yes sir no sir pressures over
Open mouths for closure
Cry for how I lacked compassion
Emotion
How I cast the net
The ocean
How I grasped your neck
The motion
You grasped for breath
I half confessed this

Friendship shell shocked
Made at the guillotine
My sis
My oath
Made at the crossroads
My trick is forgiveness
Yours isn’t
Impossible
Fugue state I’m no philistine
You yelled stop I didn’t hear you
Lovers leap from the mezzanine
Through hell hot on the path of gasoline
Know Christ know cross road block
Slick ice cold stop slow cries crowed
I denied you thrice I denied you that isn’t right
Tried to cheat the game but had to decide
Played your turn ran out of your life
Boss codes at the crossroads
That isn’t right
I’m glad you’re alive

Wounds so fresh
After my tongue licked clean - and so clean
Traded the pain with numbness - clean enough the pain is numb
I won’t defend what I’ve done just - could a been cleaner but I
Pray there’s some kind of benefit from it - prayed and wasn’t mean enough
I would never do what I did - my good meanings just
I would never do what I did - made it worse what I did
Coulda been a good little boy - I’m a coulda been cleaner left an
Big bad wolf wanna comeback kid - abscess of indifference
Rags, wounds, incisions - cold feet in a blizzard of indecision
War fatigues - yes I wore fatigues
Fields cleanse - made you hafta cleanse my bayonet
Til healed when it’s all worn (OFF!!!!) - perform the surgery(eeee-oooo)

[Epilogue]
Where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go
When it’s all worn off where do ya go (off)
These songs won’t write them selves and its going no where..





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Flobots Journey After (War Fatigues) Comments
  1. Jacc

    Brer Rabbit

    Meet me at the space
    ons and offs, the bombs have stopped upon this common spot our common thoughts.

    calm us cost promises

    draw us closer
    no sir pressure's over open mouth for closure

    cry for how I lacked emotion
    how I cast the ocean
    how I grasped the motion

    I half confessed

    friend. shell. made at the guillotine. my oath, made at the crossroads my trick. forgiveness. yours isn't....

    fugue state
    you yelled stop
    lover's leap
    through hell hot

    know
    know
    road
    slick
    cold
    slow
    crowd
    thrice

    tried to cheat the game but had to decide
    played your turn ran out of your lives
    boss codes at the crossroads
    that isn't right I'm glad you're alive

    Wounds so fresh
    And so clean
    Clean enough
    the pain is numb
    could've been
    cleaner but
    prayed it wasn't
    mean enough

    my good
    meaning just
    made it worse
    what I did
    coulda been
    cleaner left
    abscess of
    indifference
    cold feet in a blizzard indecision
    yes I wore fatigues
    made you hafta cleanse my bayonet
    perform the surgery

    Jacc

    Jonny 5


    meet me at the clearing

    now that the ons and offs

    upon this common spot our common thoughts
    calm us
    lost comments draw us closer
    yes sir
    over open mouth for closure

    for how i lack compassion
    how i cast the net
    how i grasp your neck
    you gasp for breath
    I half confessed this

    ship, shock at the guillotine
    my sis at the crossroads
    my is forgiveness
    yours isn't impossible

    I'm no I'm no I'm no phillistine
    I didn't I didn't I didn't hear you
    from the from the from the mezzanine
    on the on the path of gasoline

    christ
    cross
    block
    ice
    stop
    cries

    I denied you that isn't right

    tried to cheat the game but had to decide
    played your turn ran outa your lives

    I'm glad you're alive

    wounds so fresh
    after my tongue
    licked clean
    traded the pain with numbness
    I won't defend what I've done just
    pray there's some kinda benefit from it
    I would never do what I did
    I would never do what I did
    Coulda been a good little boy
    I'm a big bad wolf wanna come back kid
    Rags, wounds, incisions.
    war fatigues
    fields, cleans til healed
    when it's all worn off

  2. Andy B

    Their lyrics and rhythms are the stuff of Legend

  3. Graysett

    One day on the way to school i fell asleep on the bus with my headphones on. I woke up to the part of the song where they alternate and overlap lines and i was still groggy. I felt like i was going insane (in the best of ways) it was so loud and evocative and it's an experience i treasure.

    Listening to this with headphones is an entirely different experience. Waking up to it even more so.

  4. Mélanie Villard

    This is definitely the best song I have ever heard.

  5. chevy man

    I thought is was all rite

  6. Olivia Rubio

    not a sandwich! nooooo!

  7. Dylan Lesniak

    Exactly. What i get from it is the possibilities are endless for mankind good and bad.

  8. A Russell

    I wasn't paying attention and then I heard SANDWICH.

  9. mexicanmonster42

    I make myself a SANDWICH

  10. skiddlecrumms

    Yeah, the best Flobots songs are the serious ones. Even Handlebars is pretty heavy, but most people that only listen to that song because it was on the radio just don't pay attention to what he is saying.

  11. Nirvana Impuee

    Flobots... BEST underrated band out there. No promotions, no advertisements. Nothing. All word of mouth, only they can make it this amazing. I love them

  12. Jerome Phiffer

    Definitely my favorite track of this album. Best Flobots album to date.

  13. Ed Mills

    Definitely. Well, I think Hunger Games may lean towards socialism more, whereas Flobots are probably a bit more liberal than socialist.Fun fact, Panem is Latin for bread, which is a reference to 'Bread and Circuses', a satire of how capitalist societies entertain and feed the masses to absolve them of any political interest.

  14. Kurtis Lemaster

    Hey guys. If u like johnny 5 yak brer check out my music :) they are my absolute biggest inspiration! It would be my dream to do a feature ! :) we didn't start the fire but provide the kindling :):):)

  15. Jake Waters

    Okay... This MAY just be because I'm 16... But I think this fits in the Hunger Games trilogy. In fact, half of the album fits in it. Because if you take out the love triangle parts... It's kinda like a book about revolution... And these songs... Just fit VERY well...

  16. TheCentipedeee

    I THINK I'M IN LOVE AGAIN <3 ... WITH THIS ALBUM <33

  17. CarouselBlind

    goes bumps

  18. alexskillz

    Whenever I hear Brer say "Now: Serenity," I'm instantly reminded of Seinfeld.

  19. Scrabs

    The vocal part from 3:18 always amazes me

  20. niceguy122

    This might be my favorite song from the album as well

  21. Nicholas Daniels

    Flobots get better each CD