enemies at the compound, vol. 1

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enemies of the secret-hide-out's greatest hits: recorded at the compound 2004-2018

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released October 7, 2018

all songs and shambolica by david voigt except where noted... and when I say noted - I mean giving endless and profound thanks to everyone who played these songs with me over the years! credits on the individual song pages.

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Track Name: A Prisoner
I've come so far but I'm still alone
I've wandered in circles far too long
I think it's time to begin the work
rebuilding bridges I left to burn

I wasn't born with these shackles on
I put up the walls and made myself a prisoner
put the blame on everyone but me

I fought so hard to be in control
I fought so hard to have the last word
I think it's time to take off the gloves
I never imagined how much they'd hurt

I wasn't born with these shackles on
I put up the walls and made myself a prisoner
put the blame on everything but me
Track Name: If I am a Timebomb, You are the Fuse
wired up you start the burn
approaching all the powder
so close you'll get to me
how dangerous I will be

if I am a timebomb
you are the fuse

can't stop the pressure drop
the damage done to honor
wound up your button's pushed
a countdown to disaster

only having seen every angle of me can you be so sure
your words will sting
you say them anyway

you can't avoid the boom
it'll hit you when you burn down all the way
that's how it goes when you are the fuse
Track Name: Nowhere Fast
swinging monkey miss the vine
are you waiting for the perfect time
you never catch the one I throw
and when you do - you let it go

were getting nowhere fast
chasing after ghosts
now we can't get back

its so unlike you not to care
you fill the room with your tragic air
and all your sympathetic drones
you gotta keep them hanging on

were getting nowhere fast
chasing after ghosts
now we can't get back
Track Name: Over Time
the rock that lies still gets worn down over time
the one that breaks free gets pulled out with the tide

started out floating
the currents carry on
to keep it all rolling
is getting kinda hard
history travels
or keeps us where we are
i'd rather be battered and scarred

jagged edges all or one straight side
treading waterfalls or one smooth ride
Track Name: Even Higher
I am deep in what you would call a situation
you might say it's a bad case of "who am I?"
oh to think that I could lead us somewhere
the real truth is I might not be that strong

why should I act so tough when there's really no one to fight
act like I know something when there's really nothing to know
why should I put you down just to make myself even higher

I could have paid attention to this sooner
it's not as if I haven't ever changed
oh to think I had all of the answers
the real truth is I got so many wrong

why should I act so tough when there's really no one to fight
act like I know something when there's really nothing to know
why should I put you down just to make myself even higher
Track Name: Without Amanda
a hot white starry oasis on the horizon
a shiny lemon fountain surprise
spraying over the edge
the sweetest note in the melody
I'm gonna lose it now if she looks at me
hooking up becomes an obsession
when I think of living without amanda

without amanda

tentative steps in her direction
crash land in conversation
I can't remember anything she just said
I'm sure it was a brilliant analysis
but i'm already frozen in time
when I think of living without amanda

without amanda

wound up tightly around her perfect little finger
just to be hanging out with amanda
imagine she's already loving me
ten minutes into this fantasy
hanging on becomes my obsession
when I think of living without amanda
Track Name: It Would Take Everything
it takes everything I've got
to keep my heart set on what's true
and my mind open wide for something new

gotta ways to go

it would take everything I'm not
to set things right again for keeps
break from beneath my sordid history

gotta ways to go

I've got some strength in me now
but sometimes I still feel I am weak and powerless

it would take more than I've got to give
how much more, I don't know

gotta ways to go
Track Name: I Have Become Invisible
I know there's a love worth waiting for
I know there's a chance I missed it anyway
I couldn't crack the code that could have saved the day
uncovered the plans, god knows I've tried I've tried

have I become invisible to the naked eye?

I've wandered into crowded rooms with nothing on
but nobody seemed to notice anything
I've shouted into telephones and radios
Is anybody there - can anybody hear?
am I really here?

have I become invisible to the naked eye?

I wonder if I'd had a different strategy
would I fade away or just disappear
no matter 'cause I'm used to being nowhere
at least there I know where everything is, where everybody is

I guess I'm just invisible to the naked eye
Track Name: A Normal Occurrence Here
pinch me shake me do your best to wake me up
when i'm shutting down

twist me turn me always there to stir me up
when I'm settled down in this town

lead me on
it's just a normal occurrence here

shock me thrill me making sure to fill me up
when I'm running out

push me poke me always there to stoke me up
if I'm burning out in this town

lead me on
it's just a normal occurrence here

test me fake me underestimate me I've got a trick or two
taunt me tease me lead me down the wrong street
I can find my way around in this town

lead me on
it's just a normal occurrence here
lead me on
lead me on
lead me on
lead me on
Track Name: By the Fountain
cordelia, you're such a curious thing
you're a top flyte girl and you got at least some self-control
marchmain, I truly felt bad for you
when your pig got gypped at the last agriculture affair

I would have been a good friend to her
hanging out by the fountain
we would have had a lot to talk about
hanging out by the fountain

prankster, i see the silly streak in you
singing tales to the king about monkeys in the vatican
tippy toe out on the edge of desire
but it's habit for you to believe that you'll never be love

I would have been a good friend to her
hanging out by the fountain
we would have had a lot to talk about
hanging out by the fountain

goodness is what your life is all about
off to spain for the war in the ambulance corp like hemingway
cordelia, your not a spinster at all
some may say you're uptight but you've just got a lot on you mind
Track Name: The Ballad of the Weeds of Eden
demystified analyzing and explaining all the magic away
self-hypnotized and denying all the noise that we made
desensitized criticizing magnifying what a mess that we share
fully energized but deciding we got carried away
right - over - the - top

we get all magical, turn on the fog and the flashing lights
we'd strike a sonic pose and we'd climb all night and we'd get too high
then choose so many ways that are so wrong but they feel so right
we call them principles of the wholly unsatisfied
Track Name: Solitary Spoils
yes, I know I'm weary - I've played this one before
a hundred times or more I've watched it all unfold

fair and sexy lover you grip my soul
save me from my solitary spoils

it's not like I've never been here, you would think I'd learn
that even though I'm falling for you, it's so wrong

unsung herald angels, we're paralyzed
deadly silent evasive with our eyes

there must be reasons
why we look the other way
why we beat each other up to keep each other down

it's not like I've never been here, you would think I'd learn
that even though I'm falling for you, it's so wrong

you found my private party, are you gonna crash the gates?
save me from my solitary maze?

it's not like I've never been here, you would think I'd learn
that even though I'm falling for you, it's so wrong

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