"Eat The Elephant" m. and l. Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Looming, omnipresent, this task ahead, this task at hand
Ominous and daunting, crippling undertaking, I'm frozen
Where to begin eludes me, without you to remind me
Just take the step, just take the swing, just take the bite, just go all in
Where to begin eludes me, booting ever deeper, this massive endeavor
Ominous and daunting, crippling undertaking
Just take the step, just take the swing, just take the bite, just go all in
Take the step, take the swing, take the bite, just take the bite
Take the step, take the swing, take the bite, just go all in
Where to begin eludes me, without you to remind me, just begin


"Disillusioned" m. and l. Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Dopamine, on dopamine, on dopamine, on dope
We have been overrun by our animal desire
Addicts of the immediate keep us obedient and unaware
Feeding this mutation, this Pavlovian despair
We've become disillusioned, so we run towards anything glimmering
Time to put the silicon obsession down, take a look around
Find a way in the silence, lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now, you were never an island
Unique, voice among the many, in this choir, tuning
Into each other, lift all higher, advertisement, scroll to continue with content
Dopamine, on dopamine, on dopamine, on dope
Willingly been re-wired by clever agents within
Looping our reflections, our obsessions draw us in
Fix and fixation, no sentience beyond
We've become disillusioned, so we dive like crows towards anything glittering
Time to put the silicon obsession down, take a look around
Find a way in the silence, lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now, you were never an island
Unique, voice among the many in this choir, tuning
Into each other, lift all higher


"The Contrarian" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Hello, he lied, like velvet this magician's sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied, beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin, beware the Contrarian
Within everyone, a scale, a voice, everyone but him
Core is black as pitch, soul is out of tune
Advocate of none, beware, belie his smile
Will cost you everything, cloak and masquerades
Contempt for everyone, hello, hello, he lied
Hello, he lied, like velvet this magician's sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied, beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin, beware the Contrarian


"The Doomed" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Behold a new Christ, behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering, new beginning, new word
And the word was death and the word was without light
The new beatitude: "Good luck, you're on your own"
Blessed are the fornicates, may we bend down to be their whores
Blessed are the rich, may we labor, deliver them more
Blessed are the envious, bless the slothful, the wrathful, the vain
Blessed are the gluttonous, may they feast us to famine and war
What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
All doomed, all doomed
Behold a new Christ, behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering, new beginning, new word
And the word was death and the word was without light
The new beatitude: "Good luck..."
What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
What of the righteous? What of the charitable?
What of the truthful, the dutiful, the decent?
Doomed are the poor, doomed are the peaceful
Doomed are the meek, doomed are the merciful
For the word is now death and the word is now without light
The new beatitude: "Fuck the doomed, you're on your own"


"So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Time is money and money's time, we wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps and flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali, and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray for this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away, what a radiant crescendo!
Ticker tape parade, our hair and skin like Marilyn Monroe in an afterwind
Time is money and money's time, we wasted every second dime
On politicians, fancy water and guns and plastic surgery
Like our Prince and Reenie's mom, all the dolphins have moved on
Signaling the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray, what a glorious display
Melt our joyous hearts away, under the mushroom cloud confetti
Hip hip hooray for this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away, what a radiant crescendo
Hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like Marilyn Monroe in an afterwind
Time is money and money's time, we wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps and flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali, and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry


"TalkTalk" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


[Verse 1] You're waiting (you're waiting ...)
On miracles (on miracles ...)
We're bleeding out (bleeding out ...)
Thoughts (thoughts ...)
And prayers (and prayers ...)
Adorable (crisis ...)
Like cake in a crisis (in a crisis ...)
We're bleeding out (bleeding out ...)
While you deliberate, bodies accumulate
Sit and talk like Jesus, try walkin' like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus, talk like Jesus
Talk talk talk talk, get the fuck out of my way
Donít be the problem, be the solution
Donít be the problem, be the solution
Donít be the problem, be the solution
Problem, problem, problem, problem
Faith without works is, talk without works is
Faith without works is, dead, dead, dead, dead
Sit and talk like Jesus, try walkin' like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus, try walkin' like Jesus
Try braving the rain, try lifting the stone, try extending a hand
Try walkin' your talk or get the fuck out of my way


"By and Down" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Three Sixty (2013), eMOTIVe Live (2013), Stone and Echo (2013)


Moving in and out of the shadow, it's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you
Showing only bits and pieces, 'til the tide betrays you and your empty allocution
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility
Searching your eyes for a hint or trace of it
Searching your eyes for humility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace, I'm still searching, searching
Showing all the missing pieces, 'til the light betrays you and your empty allocution
Saw the Piper by and down the river, caught his crippled alchemy from pounding waves of adoration
Pied Piper, float on down the river, bloated carcass crippled me, the weight of adoration
Moving in and out of the shadows, it's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you


"By and Down The River" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Moving in and out of the shadow, it's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you
Showing only bits and pieces, 'till the light betray you and your empty elocution
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility
Searching your eyes for a hint or trace of it
Searching your eyes for humility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace, I'm still searching, searching
Showing only bits and pieces, 'till the tide betrays you and your empty elocution
Float the Piper by and down the river, carcass crippled underneath the pounding waves of adoration
Pied Piper, float on down the river, bloated carcass crippled 'neath, the weight of adoration
Moving in and out of the shadow, it's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you


"Delicious" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


How inconvenient and unexpected and harrowing for you
As consequences tend to be for the rest of us
So delicious to witness your dread, poetic justice consummate
Not unlike you to heedlessly hoist away your smug grenade
Arrogant and insolent, you don't give a damn, collateral be damned
Not unlike you to hoist away, hoist away your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made, good night, sleep tight
So delicious for the rest of us to witness your dread, poetic justice consummate
Not unlike you to heedlessly hoist by your own vain petard
Wrong side of history, you don't give a damn, collateral be damned
Not unlike you to hoist away, hoist away your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made, good night, sleep tight


"DLB" m. Billy Howerdel
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Instrumental

"Hourglass" m. and l. Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Red flag red, all the sentinels are dead
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down
Trickle down right in front of you?
A little tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels and eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a million little pieces
The count down, carry on: five, four, three, two
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass
Red flag red, all the sentinels are damned
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down?
Trickle down right in front of you
Tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels then eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a million little pieces
The count down, carry on: five, four, three, two
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to, breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to, timocrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to, republocrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass
A ten, niner, eight! A ten, niner, eight!
A ten, niner, eight! Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two
A ten, niner, eight! Eight, seven, six, five, four, three


"Feathers" m. and l. Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Damages define our border, wall and manner forged in flame
Knowing little of your wounding, share our mending all the same
Weight of words and wars we carry, I'm like you, just like you
Eyes of secrets, storm, and story, show and tell, we'll make it through
Sadness like a pendulum, pulls us 'round and to and fro
Onus fate and undue odium, armor, anchor, lead, and stone
By the telling, will they become? Will they all be feathers?
Eyes of secrets, storm, and story, show and tell, we'll make it through
Onus fate and undue odium, armor, anchor, lead, and stone
By the telling may they become, may they all be feathers


"Get The Lead Out" m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Eat The Elephant (2018)


Chit-chat, chit-chat, ain't got time for that
We got places to be, we got mountains to climb
Shape the rainbow with me, only so much time
Get the lead out, suck it up, buttercup (We got places to be)
Get the lead out, we got places to be, get the lead out
Suck it up, buttercup, get the lead out, get the lead out
We got places to be (We got places to be)
Get the lead out, get the lead out
Get the lead out, get the lead out, get the lead out
Chit-chat, chit-chat, ain't got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got, no time to coddle you
No time to coddle you, no time
Chit-chat, chit-chat, ain't got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got, no time to coddle you
No time to coddle you, no time
Chit-chat, chit-chat, ain't got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got, no time to coddle you
No time to coddle you, no time
Chit-chat, chit-chat, ain't got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got, no time to coddle you, no time to coddle you