10,000 Maniacs Tension Lyrics

Secrets of the I Ching Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War
  • Frail hinges pivot
    On a case's door
    Souvenirs from places

    Containers change with occasion
    Cellophane encased
    Displaying paper

    Credit years of service
    A tool of central enterprises
    The early hope
    For permanence

    The words the rings
    Social security

    The miracles high tragedy
    A thought mistaken for a memory
    Dress lengths ***assinations
    Fractured family ties and christenings

    Local posts will list your friends
    In order of disappearance
    Lawn scattered tins feed birds
    The portion baked

    For absent guests
    The mass edition icon
    God sent comfort
    Your salvation

    But who grants absolution
    For sins that never were committed
    Tension makes a tangle
    Of each thought becomes

    Sound never penetrates
    The servile edges break and faint
    A thought mistaken for a memory

    Clear the dust
    From smiles in boxes
    Pass the patterned wall
    Recall their voices

    Written by: Al Frazier, John Harris, Paul Hartnoll, Philip Hartnoll, Carl White, Turner Jr. Wilson

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