From the recording Memories of Outer Space


There’s a rumbling in my head
unspoken fire cast in lead
let’s call it a crime
that strays out of time
and we’ll feel better off instead
humble future bide my time
pleading mercy through design
let’s swallow the chase
that’s wearing a brute face
and choking on this bleeding sign
born to rise and
born to rise and
born to rise and
steal away
all the promise left in place
and all the whispers void of grace
while under the bed
there’s trouble ahead
far from the memory of outer space
now it’s a sign we cannot lie
when fever beckons asking why
we hoard all the waste
in terrible haste
and sink the dreams from out the sky
(From the album The Wheel Still In Spin)
music & lyrics by James Houlahan
published by Gumbo Luvah Music