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Life In The Tower

by Geronimo Son

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1.
Drag me out this desert I'll sleep deep in the lawn. My bones can't stand the burning sand Don't want to die in Babylon. My uncle made a robot, trained it to destroy. My life is in that robot's hands, tell me which one is the toy. Call her in the morning if you live til dawn. Everybody loves his mama but you're stuck in Babylon. Fireworks at the picnic All my peace was gone I ducked beneath the pickup truck I'm still stuck in Babylon I spilled my guts for nothing just another sad, sad song. My bones can't stand the burning sand Can you hear me Babylon?
2.
Life in the tower been making me crack I made bushels of money but I'd give it all back I go up sixty flights and I'm stuck in a cloud My tie fits like a noose, I can't scream out loud. I'm tired of being high in a prison of blue What good is the sky if I can't fly to you? When they built this tall tower they were playing with fate. They built it so high it scrapes heaven's gate I can't stay here no more with the rats in the cage waiting on a pied piper for the song of a sage. I'm tired of being high in a prison of blue What good is the sky if I can't fly to you? I'm giving you my notice Today's my last day I want to bloom like a lotus Not wither away I've been down in the muck like a dirty old sow Grubbing for garbage I've no time for that now I'm tired of being high in a prison of blue What good is the sky if I can't fly to you?
3.
Some men just want to watch the world burn There's tears in the eyes of my baby blue Whether you're a victim or it's someone you once knew Love is coming after you Love can't be burned down by a wildfire You can't tear it down with a wrecking crew Even from the ashes love can rise anew Love is coming after you I light a candle I wish on a star Oh how I wonder where you are! You'd give your life for Lady Liberty You'll give your heart when your time is due You've got it all but you haven't got a clue Love is coming after you
4.
Ground Zero 04:16
You squeezed wine from your bitter grapes and you offered me a cup I should have known it was gasoline cause the whole shebang blew up There were always signs that something would have to give I chose not to notice You won't forgive Ground Zero Things can't stay the same Ground Zero When it all goes down in flame Ground Zero And you want someone to blame Ground Zero But the ashes spell your name Ambition's a deadly vice I guess I had too much Thought I'd turn the world to gold But I might have been out of touch Maybe from the ashes Our love could rise anew I'm sleeping in the Firebird Dreaming of you Ground Zero Things can't stay the same Ground Zero When it all goes down in flame Ground Zero And you want someone to blame Ground Zero But the ashes spell your name
5.
Move On 04:01
Been a long time since our love has seen the light of day You want to keep it underground where hearts and bones decay I know you've got your reasons You don't tell me why I know you got your reasons to fear the public eye. You fear the public eye. I feel the darkness when I reach out I want you by my side. I don't want to lock the door til I get satisfied. We used to stroll together Now it's dark inside the cave You got the nerve to tell me how you're free and brave You say you're free and brave. Time to move on. Face the light of dawn. You had me feeling like a king then you treat me like a pawn You got the chain around my neck and you keep me hanging on. Next time you come looking for an easy piece of mind Next time you come looking I might be hard to find I might be hard to find Time to move on Face the light of dawn
6.
Beneath the ruins of the fallen tower I left the boots that I used to wear Some come to loot Some come to weep I hope someone hears my last prayer I ran to the fire Like a moth to a light My heart turned to ash But I don't carry spite I only regret that my widow still moans The concrete swallowed my bones I have all the riches That one man can claim She lights me a candle And whispers my name I don't stand for nothing that's destined to fall But I stood when I heard the bells call I'm eternally grateful for the light of the sun It shines on all people as if they were one I don't stand for nothing that's destined to fall But I stood when I heard the bells call

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released September 11, 2012

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Geronimo Son Austin, Texas

Geronimo Son recorded his debut album "Life in the Tower" in his second home, Brazil, his hometown Austin, TX and his native Minnesota. It has been described as “a heart-piercing cry from the concrete wilderness in blistering garage swamp, ghost ballads, rock opera and western dub." ... more

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