Meet You in the Morning [DELUXE EDITION]

by The Shiz

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released 19 December 2013

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The Shiz Hammond, Louisiana

From the soul of the South comes The Shiz. Indie Rock meets the Louisiana roux of Liz Hogan and Lilli Lewis, two front women who feel more like conjurers than beauty queens. The Shiz is hellbent on putting meaning back in the mainstream, and they do so with a compelling transparency and with hearts thumping hard in their chests - Unexpectedly stirring, and a damned good time. ... more

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Track Name: Juggernaut
I don't wanna fight you
I'm just gonna slice you
Like the juggernaut who spliced through
The atoms of your mind coup

It ain't even about you
Or your effervescing juju
My sword's gonna cut through
Your helpless little haiku

And you're gonna wake up now
Yeah you're gonna wake up
Said you're gonna wake up now
And let me tell you how

Meet you in the morning with your sword and shield
I'll take you to the morning with my sword and shield
Meet you in the morning
And you're gonna wake up

I don't wanna lie here
I'm just gonna die here
not a minute or a light year
takes a death to come alive here

The only thing that looks real
Is the blood on the battlefield
If you're shielded from the mind thrills
Maybe then you'll finally know the deal

So you're gonna wake up now
Yeah you're gonna wake up
Said you're gonna wake up now
And let me tell you how

Meet you in the morning with your sword and shield
I'll take you to the morning with my sword and shield
Meet you in the morning
And you're gonna wake up
Track Name: Oil Spill
Verse 1
It is raining in the south
taste of oil in my mouth
been smellin it for days
and the tide is cashing in
all that dirt we're diggin in
we wagered in a craze

prechorus:
and the puddle gets bigger
not little by little
i'm telling you it grows
and the sea gets thicker
and your heart beats quicker
and everybody knows
everybody knows

chorus:
that there is one patch of sky
the needle of its eye
you only see it when it rains
and there's a single spot of sea
touched the greed of you and me
you only see it cuz it's gone

postchorus:
and the birds of a feather
they're all stuck together
they can't fly away
you say it's not here in my way
i can go about my day
it'll all be okay
if it's not here in my mind
i can leave it far behind

verse 2:
now the clouds are rollin in
let the hurricane begin
don't stand there in a daze
Track Name: Tumble
a bird in the hand ain't spit to me
you give me one i must need three
enchanted by insanity
my dirty glass is empty

can't find the dime i used to keep
and now i find i'm losing sleep
but in the morning all i need
is four bucks for my coffee

lost my religion years ago
to a song i used to know
but i don't need a god to tell me
that the mountain must give way
to the river in its day
even roughest rock can shine

so i tumble, tumble, tumble

i'm lost among the muck of men
so i'm changing up my meds again
i'm nothing if i lose my pain
all the colors look the same

i've buried all the evidence
i'm sure i paid my penitence
so now it's simple common sense
to pass along the blame

lost my religion years ago
to a song i used to know
but i still want god to show me
that the mountain can give way
to the river in its day
even roughest rock can shine

so i tumble, tumble, tumble
Track Name: Happy Enough
Am I happy enough for you now?
Am I happy enough for you now?
Would you pass me by
If it seems I'm just a little shy?
Am I happy enough for you now?

Chorus
Well I'm happy enough

Well I am what I am, yeah it's true
And I don't have to look just like you
When I sing my song,
If like it you can sing along
But you don't have to sing just like me
And I don't have to look just like you

Chorus

Well I know what I know, that is all
When I go where I go, I may fall
But if I stop for you,
I'll forget what I was born to do
So I'll go where I know
Yeah you go where you know

Chorus
Track Name: New Jim Crow
new jim crow
where we wanna go?

you know that man jimmy
took that boy to jail
made it so his mama
never make his bail
you know in that jailhouse
ain't no room to rock
once they shut that door on you
make sure it stay locked

then that old man jimmy
came up in my bed
taxed me twice for lovin'
listen what he said:
"in my righteous nation
one thing you should know
i decide what you deserve
bible tells me so"

now that old man jimmy
came up in my hood
shut down all the factories
for a greater good
letter from the courthouse
trying to take my home
never saw that trickle down
now i'm on my own
Track Name: Anybody Anymore
jamie comes home with her face bashed in
her sister looks her over with a mischievous grin
"so you went to get screwed by him again,
you're so fucking crazy."

jessie's at the bar with her ears still wet
she talks real hard so the hustlers forget
she ain't even got a driving license yet
she's still just a baby

doesn't anybody wanna know what the hell's goin' on?
doesn't anybody ever notice when something's gone wrong?
doesn't anybody believe in love anymore?

jenny asked the preacher what the good lord said
his hand went up her skirt said he could show her instead
said if he could have her writhing in his bed
she'd be a believer

jimmy told his daddy that he thought he was gay
his daddy told him that he'd go to hell one day
jimmy said he'd rather choose that price to pay
than be a deceiver

he said doesn't anybody wanna know what the hell's goin' on?
doesn't anybody ever notice that something's gone wrong?
doesn't anybody believe in love anymore?
Track Name: Ride Out
Suffering and alive
This mind of mine always feels so heavy
Suffering and alive
This mind of mine it is so empty
Searching for a life
Or a line to walk through
To find something real
That feels just like this mind of sorrow

Suffering and alive
This world of mine sometimes seems so hollow
Created to abide
Not given a mouth but still asked to swallow
And you could swallow all the lies,
Let them take you by surprise
Or climb upon the clouds and
Wait for your sun to rise
You could stampede all the earth
Just to wind up in the dirt
Or fall asleep again and again and again
You are dreaming But like the sun
You are gleaming

And I cry
I'm alive
I can't hide
I'm alive

You could foresee all the lies
From the twinkle in your eye
You could ride out and meet t
The formidable fleet
You could stand up and shine
Through the wastelands of your mind
Catch the wind upon the brink
You are not what you think
You are flying
And like the sun
You are shining

And I cry
I'm alive
I can't hide
I'm alive
Track Name: Boxcar
bending back
over the burden
of crossings and crosses
burning my fortunate eyes
and if i could i surely would
breathe a little lighter
but i'm overcome

terror takes
too many hands to
make me believe what the
looking glass tells me i fear
and if i could i surely would
fight a little harder
but i'm overcome

empty eyes
once filled with crystals and reverie
and love for their fathers
broken backs
under the weight of it all
and if i could i surely would
stand dream a little wider
yeah, if i could i surely would
stand a little taller
but i'm overcome
Track Name: I Will Not Sleep Through My Own Deliverance
I will not sleep through my own deliverance
I will not sleep through my own deliverance
and if I should die may it only be to ignorance
cuz I will not sleep through my own deliverance

if I should pass out may I wake up to my negligence
cuz i will not sleep through my own deliverance

When I was born I was pure-bred for foolishness
When I was young I was spoon-fed sheer fearfulness
and now that I'm grown I must stand up on my own
and i will not sleep through my own deliverance.

said when I could see, I could see only innocence
when I could feel, I could feel through to tenderness
and now that i'm blind, I screw it up all the time
but I will not sleep through my own deliverance
Track Name: Sleep Baby, Slumber
there's a quiet space inside you that is tender
and its solitude will sink you like a stone
everybody likes to tell you it gets better
'cause they all have tender spaces of their own

and they'd rather do anything but remember
when they knew that space was eating them alive
so they sometimes have to empty out their corners
but that somehow leaves you no place left to hide

so you think maybe with your life
you can buy back your illusions
maybe in your time
you will turn towards what's to come
and maybe in a dream
you will stumble upon something
that is more than what it seems
more than what it seems

so sleep baby, sweet baby
sleep baby, slumber

i once heard a song that rocked me like a cradle
but its whispers make me shiver in my bones
they remind me of a place i'll never get to
to a time before i knew i had no home

and i never thought the day would finally find me
when i'd lay before my feet my soldier's shield
when i'd say before the buzzards all around me
take my flesh, for i have nothing left to wield

so you think maybe with my life
i could buy back my illusions
and maybe in my time
i could turn towards what's to come
and maybe in a dream
we would stumble upon something
that is more than what it seems
more than what it seems

so sleep baby, sweet baby
sleep baby, slumber
Track Name: Grey Girl
Grey girl
Somebody ate your soul
No bite, just swallowed whole
Somebody ate your soul

Grey girl
Hustler sold you a line
That bargain made you blind
Hustler sold you a line

Suck on that empty bottle please until it milks you
I don't know what to think but time, it's gonna get you

Grey girl
I think you think you're hot
Or just something you're not
Maybe you're nothing

Grey girl
There's something up your sleeve
You come and then you leave
There's something up your sleeve

You take the hits in bits that break you til you're tender
You get your fix for kicks but one day you'll surrender
Grey girl
Track Name: Driftin'
Well I may seem
strange to you now
or maybe just
a little too lonely

time has brought me here
to the place where I aim to just
lay down and die

and I have never
seemed to fit in
i've spent my time
drift in
yeah i don't really seem to fit in
it's just a long life i've spent
drift in

you may say why give in
there are lights, there are dreams, there are lives to lived
and i've turned them all over again
but i still find myself driftin
if i live them all over again and again
i'll still find myself drift
driftin away
driftin away

and i may never see you again
just picture me
i'll be drift in
yeah i may never see you again
but you can bet your life
i'll be drift in
driftin away
driftin away
Track Name: The Rapture
you should know by now
this *ish drives me crazy
sinner or saint, it's all the same to me
i tried to tell you once or twice
in no uncertain terms
long as i live, i intend to breathe

show me what your good book is for
cause i don't wanna fight anymore
if it were today,
would i see what you'd betray me for
all the little monsters in your head
could just be the lies you've been fed
can it really be
you can't feel me here beside you

look up from the page
and try to hear me say that it's alright
i'd swallow my rage
if you would hear me say that it's alright
we're more than the cage
you put us in, but then again
it doesn't matter friend, we'll be alright

i realize your life thus far has been a beast of burden
weight of the fallen on your shoulders
as far as i can see right now is as good a time as any
to spend some time down by the river

show me what your good book is for
cause i don't wanna fight anymore
if it were today
would i see what you'd betray me for
all the little monsters in your head
could just be the lives you have led
still it doesn't change,
yes, we are all in this together

look up from the page
and try to hear me say that it's alright
i'd swallow my rage
if you would hear me say that it's alright
look up from the page
if you can hear me say that it's alright
the war that you wage
is gonna end today 'cause it's alright
Track Name: For the People
There was a time when the people would sit and pout
they said, "I don't wanna figure it out"
It was a time when the people would b*tch a lot
they said, "I don't wanna figure it out"

Chorus
But I am my own revival
I am my own resolve
I am my own revival
you can go out and be your own

There was a time when the people were living fast
they said, "I don't wanna miss this race"
It was a time when the people came out dead and last
they said, "Now I can't show my face"

Chorus

Bridge
And ain't it a shame!
We're so ashamed
but don't be ashamed!
Don't be ashamed

There was a time when the people would swim in debt
they said, "I can't really live without"
It was a time when the people had to get and get
they said, "we can't really live without"

Chorus

Bridge

There came a time when the people would look around
and say, "I think we can figure this out"
It was a time when the people would stand and shout
"we don't have to live without!!"

Chorus

Chorus 2
I am my own survival
I am my own reserve
I am my own survival
go out and be your own