Static Man and the Prophets Disease

The Prophets Disease

Chorus – G – D – Em – C

There was a way, they say, the man went crazy

But not the kind that needs saving

But oh… Still many try

There was a hole in him the size of the whole big world

And he calls it a window – a way to see through

A way to measure life and how I grew

I can tell by the rings the good and the bad years

I can hear it in the hollows how the laughter still follows me

Em – C – G – G

Between the preacher and me and the Static Man’s dreams

The wickedness is The Prophets Disease

I’m a soap box warrior – three years running

Maybe it’s time that my time ran out

And I carry on no doubt that it will

With my passive positivity

I’m positive that you can be

Better with no change as long as you remain

Repeating deleting wish lists un-lived

and the dreams you were scheming when paralysis sets in

And the blame burns holes and your seams all start to show

When it’s good it’s easy to preach these truths of gold

And the disease of the prophet takes hold…chorus

Bridge – Am – Em

On the daily I am fighting in my head

The civility is gravity always falling down

The nature of the self is mad and then is sound

And the people that I know get confused with what they see me do

There is this war in me and I don’t know which side to choose…Chorus

Static Man

G – Em – Bm – Bm

A static man with a rebel heart and a noble cause

Paused and lost as the frost-bitten words came on

Now a relic of his own time a victim of his own crime

a preacher of the good words, but an actor of the reverse

The madness in his head will never let him forget

delirium ad infinitum exists inside him – oh – Chorus

Chorus – Em – Bm

Your single-threaded reality considered now thoughtfully

The thoughts you’ve been thinking – the dreams you’ve been scheming

Afraid to act accordingly afraid of what the others think

You know what you want but you’re afraid of the response

What are we making when in the people we are breaking

Their spirits apart to please our own hearts

G – Bm

Oh, I wonder why we’re scared

Oh, I wonder why we’re scared

G – Em – Bm – Bm

Back and forth and back again and back again and I pretend

I’m not cycling in the same way

But all these same faces and all these same places,

The only thing that doesn’t change are the things that are changing

And Fuck it makes me crazy to acknowledge what would save me

I’ll embrace the yes’s and put down my maybes

But my static nature is crippling my behavior

The static man rebelling is a static man failing himself – oh – Chorus

G – Em – Bm – Bm

I’m afraid to cause the hurt in the hearts of my keepers

So I mislead myself and drive my own hurt deeper

I’m a coward but a preacher – I’m lost but I’m a teacher

My predilections suggest my outcome is bleaker than it is

While in a group of like believers you become the keepers of the truth

But don’t you see its maddening

I’ll believe in you, but I’ll be leaving you to settle in your vices

To become the most righteous in your own head – Oh

Bridge – Em – Bm

Heavy on my shoulders the battle seemed colder than it was but just because

The mistrust was backed up with the fake love and the apologies

You gave me were hollow and followed by the same thing

But it was time for forgiveness from me so I could breathe again…chorus

Keepers

Em – C – G – D

When my keepers call me trying to dissolve me

Trying to erode these heavy plaques storing in my brains

Though the best intentions you can’t fight connections that are not really there

After all, there after all, there after all, there after all

I’ve mislead and misguided but when I decided where I was to go

Where I was to go, where I was to go I was to go a lone

And when I was to go, when I was to go, when I was to go

I was to go a lone

I was to go a lone, we are to go alone

I was to go a lone, we are to go alone

Heavy

But I sailed out way too far way out past the last lighthouse

I just can’t see the light, I guess I’m just too far out

Em – G – B – D (Octave/Power chords)

My my, what have we here

A troubled man struggling, crawling to his grave

Dreamer dreaming with a cheat sheet

Stuck on repeat – cyclic redundancy

The madness in his mind corrupts the best he ever was

When my keepers call me trying to dissolve me

Trying to erode these heavy plaques storing my heart

Though they knew it from the start, though they knew I’d fall apart

I’ve mislead and misguided but when I decided where I was to go

Where I was to go, where I was to go I was to go a lone

And when I was to go, when I was to go, when I was to go

I was to go a lone

I was to go a lone, we are to go a lone

I was to go a lone, we are to go a lone…chorus

So when my keepers call me trying to resolve me

trying to erode these heavy plaques storing my soul

Though they knew I’d never let go – oh no

Bridge

I can tell your heart is heavy, your spirits aching too

And of all the things I got to offer my best good thoughts are for you

There’s too many of the enemy telling you got to be and what you got to do

They’ve put in your ears – turned them into fears

They made you believe there’s no options for you here

*No, no, no – no don’t go down a lonely road that you’ll walk a lone

Take a look around, take a look at all of us

Walking here with you and the choices that you choose….repeat *

Wickedness

Bm – A – Bm – A – F#m

One more ransom paid

One more night I lay awake

The nightmares from my sleep become reality

And I know I must choose

But the choices they are not clear to me

So I cary on blind and hurt

In my wickedness my enemy is me in this

and in my clarity I’m forced to accept what I don’t believe

Oh, how I hate this, but I see I made this

And I would not blame you for what I’ve done

D – F#m

Oh, what have you done

Oh, what have you done

Oh, what have I done

Oh, what have I done

You call me a stranger

And I think, “yes, maybe I am”

I don’t recognize these things I do anyhow

Oh and this anger

I don’t know where it came from

But certainly it’s clear all it has done…chorus

My friends say I’m not the same

And I wonder what they know

I wonder if they know I’m just a man in another man’s clothes

Can they see that I’ve grown old

Can they see that I’ve let go

A single thread is all that’s left

Of this man’s rope…chorus X2

So It Came To War

F#m – D – A – E

Oh – oh, I’m tired of the words we use

…like a gazzillion times or something

When are my keepers coming x3

To collect my thoughts

When are my keepers coming x3

To collect my thoughts

C#m – Bm – A – E

OH! Should I collect my things

Is it time – for me to go

All of the things that I think on

I think on that I think on

I focus on the greed when deriving what I need

From these beliefs that I’ve set in me

and like a time bomb I’m tick-ticking away

When the worst of me gets the best of me

And I can’t hardly breathe anymore

I can’t hardly breathe anymore

When I talk of greed I really do mean me

I’m a preacher of the good words but an actor of the reverse

Yes that line really was about me

And yes it’s true I see it in you too

And oh oh oh I’m tired of the words we use

And oh oh oh liars and you cheaters caught up in your good news

Good robes, good clothes, oh it’s been a good show

That you put on for us

And in my wickedness yes in my wickedness

And with my rebel heart and with my noble cause

I’m a Static Man now stuck on pause

My single-threaded reality has crippled me completely x2

Bridge: Bm – A – E – Bm

And so it’s come to war

With everybody changing I guess it’s time to pick our sides

What are the good words for

What they used to represent they don’t represent anymore

Oh oh, it’s hard to fight a good fight when we’re not sure what the fightings for

and Oh oh here in my wickedness my passive positivity holds no truth for you

Like it holds no truth for me and [C#m]oh!

Bm – A – E

Should I collect my things?

Is it time for me to go?

The War Song

In my mind the part that decides

The difference between the wrong and right

Is under attack from the liars in the back of your mind

It’s strange to me that you project the centerline as predefined

But isn’t that simply what I’m doing here standing clear on the other side

Oh my my oh oh dear

Just another hypocrite preaching here…first chorus

Often my attention is synched back up with my retention of

This money not love, and how I get – not how much I give

When my mind becomes aware of this, I pull out all these clever tricks

My hearts not pure but it isn’t clear, you’re hearts not pure either is it

dear…second chorus

{I’ve used all these chords before

No new thoughts to explore

Lost my spirit to the evermore

But got it back after the war}

[First Chorus:

The war with you I believe was bad as hell it had repeatedly

Killed me broke me and it broke you too

But I came back cause I come back

Not long would I stay like that

Struggled through and got my spirit back

Somehow left my soul in tack

and I know for you you can do the same

So all my good thoughts and all my praying

Throw down some truth

You can get back to loving you]

[Second Chorus:

That war with self though fraught with doubt

And crazy demons that choked me out

Left me hurt and scarred for sure –

Now I don’t trust you – don’t trust me – trust me…Bridge]

[Third Chorus:

We did diverge that’s for sure – one took love one took hurt –

One forgave one refused – one was me one was you

But our one and one well it does not make two

and this separation was not found on truth

and this guidance we are surrounded with well some is good and some is shh

But if you’re ok then I’m ok with it really what I want to leave in this

is hope for what you can do

You can get back to loving you]

Bridge:

Now out of this I got lost but I got laws that now protect my cause

Law number one I don’t trust you don’t trust me – trust me

Law number two is the law of expectations

I Don’t expect you to do what I would do

Law number three like law number two

Is the law of love and what I will

do…Break notes

Is freely give it, I’ll freely give it, I’ll freely give it to you

Never use it as a leverage tool…Break Notes

I’ll freely give it, I’ll freely give it,

I’ll freely give it to you….OH!…Third Chorus

Stand Down

I’m learning what I need to know

Letting go of what I don’t…

[Hey man how have you been I’ve been thinking of ya

I know sometimes it gets hard and I’ll be thinking of ya

And all the while while I’m going on I’ll be thinking of ya

And I’m grateful for the time we and I’ll be thinking of ya

I’ll be thinking of ya

I’ll be thinking of ya

Stand down stand down

Pick up the pieces of your broken crown be in this moment now

One by one we went tumbling

Toxic love thinned our blood

But out of this we can come – out of this we can come

Chorus:

Hey you – what do you want to do?

Hey friend – take you chance to start again

Hey I – think I will do the same

And you and I will meet in happiness again x3

So Hold On…

With all this wickedness that my life it is

Trying just to breathe within the war

in and out I push and pull the sins of a moral man

Trying to escape the evermore

But all these words that I’ve become

Lies no truth behind them all

Cause I’m a preacher man with static charge

And a static man with a rebel heart

And my noble cause has been withdrawn – chorus

Prayer Song

Drawn is my sword ready for the fight

Strong is my heart and steady is my mind

Hopeful are my thoughts and prayerful are my ways

And thankful is my soul for every single day

[Oh – oh, oh – I wonder wonder why

Some know to fight the good fight and others never try

Oh – oh, oh – oo – which one are you

The who lost and tried again or that static man that wouldn’t move x2

Oh – oh, oh – I – I held it all along

And I remind my self always daily in my prayer song how I want to carry

on – chorus]

Oh – oh, oh – I know sometimes we cry

Our bodies are these reservoirs of life explored

All these things we keep inside

Oh – oh, oh – oo what I’d like to do

Is always breathe and remember love for in the end we die

Make darn sure my life is good and be thoughtful with my time

Forgive those who trespass against me; yes, for this I know

Nothing save my soul is the only thing I own

Nothing save my soul is the only thing I own

Bridge:

Oh, it’s good for our souls to forgive those who trespass against us

Too many friends, too many enemies

Lost to the darkness steeping their insides

Oh oh we grow as we go, so go

Oh oh we grow as we go, so go return [ ]

Hey Man

Hey man, Hey man do ya have a plan do ya need one

Hey man, hey man do ya have a plan do ya need one

All was well but I couldn’t tell I fell asleep here on my journey

Sleepy man let three years burn three bad years past before me

When I woke this lady broke all this bad news to me

Where you been we had to start again you no longer belong to me

My resentment breaks over my mistakes

And I choose to undo what I’ve been choosing

Three bad years, buckets of tears I lost but I’m not losing

Cause I’ve got more than most I know

That was bad but opportunity had love enough

To help me grow…chorus

Hey man, Hey man do ya, have a plan do ya, need one x2

In the middle of the fight when your measure gets too tight

It’s ok to stand down

The consequences represent you so

Breathe in and then breathe out

Hey man, hey man you will,

Make a plan and then you’ll, have one x2

Indecision is a word that represents an action of no action

Live like this and soon you’ll find you just can’t get no traction

But we’ve got more than most of us know

And it gets bad but opportunity has love enough to help us all grow…chorus

Bridge:

Your life is on the slip, so you got to get a grip on this

There’s a life you’ve lost but there’s a life you can get

So repeat after me….I can do this…

Repeat after me…I can do this

Repeat after me…I can do this…

Hey man, hey man do ya, have a plan

Do ya, need one…x4…

Hey man, hey man you will, make a plan

And then you’ll, have one.