Cipher Smile

by Mike Dole

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Written/recorded 2016 - 2017

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released April 12, 2017

All songs written by Mike Dole, except "Jane B" (Serge Gainsbourg)

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Track Name: Dime
this ain't no institution
you can not mess around
beware the absolution
will lay you in the ground
nobody is asking for anything to do with your mind

there is no resolution
the dogs are on their way
to choke you with pollution
until your skin is grey
nobody is asking for anything to do with your time

take your mind and screw it
put your head into it
leave it all behind
you can stop on a dime

no optional arrangements
the rope ain't got no ends
now is the day of omens
I fear the faith of friends
nobody is asking for anything to do with your mind

the superficial cliche
I have no fucks to give
it's true that you once did say
that I would get the shiv
nobody is asking for anything to do with your time

take your mind and screw it
put your head into it
leave it all behind
you can stop on a dime
Track Name: Low Stair
what brings the end and takes the air
leaving me all alone
is there a way to take you there
but I've no way to go
reaching for what I cannot share

I always kick the low stair

a hand once strong and free of care
idling in the shade
the weight of nothing we must bear
attention that must be paid
the falling of the everywhere

I always kick the low stair

I can't stop the rain coming down all day
Track Name: Hydra
solitary aware on ground
ride the curse as we all are bound
love will escape as the words on the breath
outward and endless travel

we are dead when we are born
bred off the sparks from embers torn
those that have passed with the same broken eyes
left without glory or answer

night's illusion, freedom's lie
leads to the dream of a cipher's eye
love what you can for the days are a veil
on forces of cruel whimsy
Track Name: Lorazepam
why the world still spins for me
is some epic mystery
thread and dye cold and shy
the lie that I'm the first to know the chill

security lorazepam
pretends to be more than I am
something's wrong with these days
everyone's bought in to this false world

hey

yes I may have missed the bus
holy weather clues and such
god was killed by men in hats
everybody wants to rule the girl

hey
Track Name: Leave Me Gone
weary's my mind
too long was blind
missing the signs flying by to where the days are fine

lonely and cold
no one to hold
waiting for time to catch up and take me home

I love the sun
after a chill
I love the sight of you from up on this hill

I wasted time
I hid too long
I paid the price ain't no one gonna hear my song

I love the ones
buried from sight
I love the dream that tempts me in the night

I don't belong
but I am too strong
to let the tide fall down, down & leave me gone