Guide to an Escape

by Rue Royale

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released March 3, 2011

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Track Name: Guide to an Escape
caught in the tide caught in a slide
hoping that i will learn to survive
eye on the time as it goes by
losing the light fading the lines

if you would be my guide to an escape
if you would be my guide we'd be alright

clawing the gates of every estate
there on my way until i find your place
confusing my brain all of the ways
i could not take that look on your face
Track Name: Halfway Blind
lay me down neither lost nor found
i resign to be halfway blind
let me find when you deem it right
i will climb to the highest height

i will go to find you there
if in the middle of the night
i will travel distances
until that everything is right

if it be when it comes to me
i was wrong when i could not see
if in time that my eye survives
let me see where i was so blind
Track Name: Flightline
and in a moment and in one instant
i throw the whole of it away
and in a moment and in one instant
i throw the whole of it away
and you could not imagine all the damage
i would do if there were more time.
because the rubble left behind me
is only guilty of being in my flight line

and in the morning and when i'm waking
i try to start a brand new day
and in the morning and when i'm waking
i try to start a brand new day
and even i could not imagine
all the innocent that i would take down
because the rubble left behind me
is only guilty of being in my flight line

and after moving and in my leaving
i feel the pain of my mistake
and after moving and in my leaving
i feel the pain of my mistake
and we were beautiful together
until selfishly i tore it all down
because the rubble left behind me
is only guilty of being in my flight line
Track Name: Get me Standing
would you mind would you mind
to take with me some time tonight
to get me standing on two feet
to get me postured upright
to these blacked out eyes to see
what they were too black to see
would you mind would you mind


would you dare would you dare
pretend to know me when i stare
when i m sleeping point at me
point your finger directly
pen it down as if where true
all that you accuse
would you dare would you dare


would you see would you see
that my mind's occupied with fearing
i keep a tight grip on the feeling
that keeps me from healing
big ideas that fall too short
they fall right through my ceiling
would you see would you see
would you see would you see
Track Name: Blame
paint it now paint it inside out
on a telephone wire
lay it out for me alphabetically
because i haven't got the time
to go sifting through
all that we've been through
and to put it all in line
but i'm here with you and i'm trying
to recalibrate my mind

blame it on my eye on my eye

tell me how i can turn this around
because i'm looking for a change
give me just a clue, just a glimpse into
what it is you'd like to say
of this labyrinth i've been crawling through
for what seems like such an age
because i'm here with you and i'm trying
to negotiate the way
Track Name: Knocked Back to the Start
and right before my single eye
you laid down flat a plan of fight
we reach for arms below our chairs
and aim straight up into the air

i've heard it all before and learned to ignore
i wanted so much more than they intended for
and it took my heart
knocked back to the start

i could not doubt you if i tried
you've stuck it out through every night
we map out every inch of it
we have a strategy that wins
Track Name: Crater
many years spent living low
many years spent living low
inside a crater hole
thinking what else could go wrong
since we're living at the lowest
with the damage done
all we knew when we were young
was how to manage on a planet
full of crater holes
almost everybody knows
how difficult it is to find a footing

and it rained down on the lawn
we swore those stones were from above
and we waited on the storm
to close but it continued on

truth and time walk hand in hand
we spent our time searching out
a hidden promise land
carving gouges in our tread
we soon noticed that
those holes were everywhere
Track Name: Meant to Roam
i was a little boy i was a little child
i did not dress my own you covered me in white
before you sent me out told me where not to go
you'd pack my lunch and say god bless you on the road

when i was on my own i wandered far from home
there were the wildest beasts they'd strip you to the bone
but they did not want me i smelled too much of home
so then i moved along i guess i'm meant to roam

i took around the bend and came across a town
the people made of stone the only folks around
i couldn't understand why such a lovely world
could tolerate a crowd that didn't love their own

so many years have passed from stepping on the road
still haven't got a clue of what is food or foe
if you could find the time come catch me up in june
then we could journey on i love to be with you
Track Name: We'll Go on Alright
the road ahead is difficult indeed
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright
though it's painful to let go so many things
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright

painting images we're petrified to leave
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright
when nostalgia gets the better part of me
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright

there's an awful lot of history between us
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright
there's an awful lot of history in our tears
we'll go on alright we'll go on alright
Track Name: Foreign Night
on a foreign night we spoke
telling stories of what it would be like when we got back home
in the fading light we hoped
that as we grew old those memories would never let us go

when we're together we survive to stick it out another night of waiting
we dream together to survive to stick it out another night of waiting

crossing borders is all we know
marking up a map, the passage that we're taking as we go
all the buildings made of stone
cause a jealousy as we drive by them in our rolling home
Track Name: The Search and Little Else
grew up in a maze where i was afraid of the moon
and in the haze of youth i went along to look for you

and it was miles and miles
miles and miles of twist and curve
and it was days and days
days and days with no stone left unturned

and in my younger years i thought i had for myself
an answer for everything at ready given me to help
and in the wilderness i often ran like hell
never to let give in i'm for the search and little else