Tempt A Saint

by Venice on Fire

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released June 17, 2017

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Venice on Fire Toowoomba, Australia

Alt-rock band based in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Focus on crisp riffs, heavy guitars and pounding drums.

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Track Name: Pure Insecticide
Sponsor your sins
Cause you know that you always win
Demonise the people who can't afford your lies

I'll drink my mango, set the tempo
Forget the fact that I'm being abused
TV show's a cancer, doesn't answer
Anything that I wanted to know

I don't wanna risk it all
With a country playing careless law
Lock the door, close the blinds
Shut your eyes cos it's
Pure Insecticide
Does anybody want to know, what's inside?
Cos I feel like it's gonna blow

Beautiful crime
Bankrolled by your salt mines
I'm feeling too relaxed
I've got to scratch and scrape and kick and scream and shout

I'll call my bingo, watch that actor
Play the part like he's living a dream
Popular despatchers, born to capture
The heart of a nation living on its knees

I don't wanna risk it all
With a country playing careless law
Lock the door, close the blinds
Shut your eyes cos it's
Pure Insecticide
Does anybody want to know, what's inside?
Cos I feel like it's gonna blow
Track Name: (An Open Door May) Tempt A Saint
Born in a haze
Can’t count your days because you never tried
no you never tried
Tired of the way
You never have to pay for your boring crime
We’re running out of time

Don’t you think I wouldn’t want to know
If I thought it was true
Crooked smile and a heart of gold
Darling I’ve have just enough of you

Not afraid of the fame if I’m someone to blame,
And I’m bored to tears from a lack of fears
An open door may tempt a saint
But I don’t want to know the rate of this
And all It’s gone,
and all of this,
and all it’s gone

Don’t you think I wouldn’t want to know
If I thought it was true
Crooked smile and a heart of gold
Darling I’ve have just enough of you

Love to win
You need to win
This contract now is sink or swim
Love to win
You need to win
This contract now is sink or swim
You say it every time
“I never meant to hurt”
That’s a lie
You say it every time
“I never meant to hurt”
That’s a lie

No that's a lie
Track Name: Are You Sure?
Ain't been too well?
Are you sure you can tell?
You've been wrong before
We don't know what you're good for

Let me hang my debt
Around your neck
Just take your meds
Go the fuck to bed
Track Name: Ain't Been Well
I can feel it lurking
Creeping down my spine
You can see it's hurting
A generation lied
No one's burning buildings
No one's lighting fires
But I feel it start, I feel it spark

Cos I ain't been too well
I ain't been too well
I ain't been too well
Oh no
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
Oh no

To the cannibals and animals who never are accountable
I'm just a rocking motherfucking party machine
This character assassination borders on intoxication
I'll never get back what was taken from me

Cos I ain't been too well
I ain't been too well
I ain't been too well
Oh no
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
I ain't been too well (I ain't been too)
Oh no

I ain't been too well

I sold my soul
Erase my debts
Take control of this arrogance anything
That I say
Is wasted breath
Self-destruction's kind
When the absence to feeling is death

I ain't been too well
Track Name: Somebody Hates Me
I like to pick the corner seat
It allows me to see
To observe, critique and analyse
A world I need to satisfy
I catch a glimpse of her mousy hair
I hope she cannot see
The perversion in my weary eyes
I turn the page of the classifieds

I’m sorry, I tell lies
It’s so hard for me to change
The way I feel
But I know somebody hates me tonight

She rips the table of the floor
It causes me to smile
Because I’ve never seen such a horrid act
Playing out like a pantomime
I think of this moment now and then
It doesn’t fade with time
I thought I’d feel some shallow pride
but I’m oddly satisfied

I’m sorry, I tell lies
It’s so hard for me to change
the way I feel
I know it’s someone close to me
I know somebody hates me tonight

I know somebody hates me tonight
Shut the door turn out the light
I know somebody hates me tonight
I know, I know, I know

I hope I’m worth it
Don’t make much sense of this
But I know I'm worth it
I hope I’m worth it

I know somebody hates me tonight
Shut the door turn out the light
I know somebody hates me tonight
And you know what else?
I hope it’s you
Track Name: Cheap
It's inside of everyone
We strip clouds revealing the sun
This all that I can take
Unmeasured lust, a fall from grace

Sweet love, going cheap
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Held down, so deep
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Sweet love, going cheap
It’s immoral, borrowed, sold
Sweet love, going cheap
And you know you’re gonna do it my way

Burn your bridges, tear them down
Is there anybody else around?
Cover up, prosthetic love
Is there anybody else around?

Who can make me feel the softer sound?
I’m lying in your temple now
Before it all comes crashing down

Sweet love, going cheap
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Held down so deep
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Sweet love, going cheap
It’s immoral, borrowed, sold
Sweet love, going cheap
And you know you’re gonna do it my way

I’ve been told
This is where I belong
Safe inside a pack of wolves
So I’m told
It’s where I stay safe
Don’t you remember this

Sweet love, going cheap
and you know you’re gonna do it my way
Held down so deep
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Sweet love, going cheap
It’s immoral, borrowed, sold
Sweet love, going cheap
And you know you’re gonna do it my way
Track Name: MIA
I think the mirror fucking hates me
I turn to Lawrence but he’s only down for the count
Through the garden and a daydream
Oh ain’t it beautiful? Oh, ain’t it beautiful

A sullen smile and a handshake
Said a lot about the man that’s in her life
Does he know about the baby?
Oh ain’t he beautiful? Of ain’t he beautiful?

Don’t wake me now, there’s a warm bleeding light
But I refuse to fight, if that man stays alive
GO!

I think the mirror fucking hates me
He’s cynical and critical and everything is difficult
While she dreams he still cheats, I’d like to kill him in his sleep
Of course, it isn’t fun I guess he’s just a putrid one

But don’t wake me now, there’s a warm bleeding light
but I refuse to fight if that bitch stays alive.

I don’t want another lover
Playing in your violent games
Caught asunder from the other
I can’t stay another day
It’s hard to remember through silence and shivers
It’s hard to remember through silence and shivers

Changes your locks
It won’t hurt your stock
That corduroy won’t bring you joy
I’m finished building bridges
Feels like I’m pulling stiches
These soft forgiving glitches
So sick of stupid bitches
Oh don’t you act so coy
I’ll never bring you joy
I’ll never bring you joy
I’ll never bring you joy

I don’t want another lover
Playing in your violent games
Caught asunder from the other
I can’t stay another day right now

I'll never bring you joy
I'll never bring you...
Track Name: Trainwreck
You wanna waste time, infecting small minds?
I've got the remedy for feeble social disconnection
You bring a pound of prawns
To rip their heads right off
Your head's a cavern club I come in shouting Annie Oakley

You're gonna pay the price
This dance won't stand the test of time
I painted your demise
I walked right out and I left that canvas blank
You know I played my part
Reached out before the hurting starts
You never were that smart
Well I hope you're happy
There's a trainwreck coming for you

I never thought I could handle such impertinence
And living lavishly ain't nothing when you're arrogant
You fake a dozen deaths every other night
And if I lived a life like yours I'd probably lose my fucking mind

You're gonna pay the price
This dance won't stand the test of time
I painted your demise
I walked right out and I left that canvas blank
You know I played my part
Reached out before the hurting starts
You never were that smart
Well I hope you're happy
There's a trainwreck coming for you

Hop on and grab a seat
The difference is it's all on you
Black tar to tan your skin
I hope you're feeling satisfied

Bets off I'm going to sleep
I'm cutting it right at the source
Of all you dare to dream

I hope you're ready
There's a trainwreck coming for you
I hope you're ready, hope you're ready
Hope you're ready, hope you're ready
For you
Track Name: Bury Me
Made my mark on this street
A life I choose
Twenty years lost in this heat
When I met you
All I wanted was something I could touch
something I could hold, something I could keep

I’ve been disgraced and mutilated
Then I look back on all I wasted

Why don’t you bury me
Why don’t you bury me somewhere that’s green

I know I wasn’t the perfect one but
God I tried
I always tried to make you happy
I failed, I lied

Keep the peace between us both
I’ll take a piece of you with me

Why don’t you bury me?
Why don’t bury me somewhere that’s green

I sit alone inside this house
Maybe I was all along
So why don’t you bury me?

Why don't you bury me, somewhere you're happy
Why don't you bury me?