CONSULATE

FRIDAY MIDNIGHT ON YOUR PORCH
YELLOW PAINT AND CREAKING BOARDS
THAT LEAD TO NO ONE
SO CALL TO NO ONE

A CROOKED LAMPSHADE ON YOUR SILL
HOLDING DOWN THAT FORTED WILL
'TIL YOU COME HOME
WON'T YOU COME HOME?

DON'T LET ME GET IN YOUR WAY DARLING
I'LL STICK AROUND FOR THE DREGS... SILENTLY
BUT COMING HOME BY THE SIGHT OF THE RAIN
AND FINALLY I SEE THE CAGE... CONSULATE

BUT CAN I SELL THE LONG AND WAIT?
YOU'D BE HOME BY THE BED
AND STARE A LOOK IN THE RED
FOR THE CABERNET
FOR THE HARVARD BRAVE
FOR THE LINE FOR THE BREAK
SO NOW WE WAIT

DON' HESITATE WITH YOUR HARDENED HEAD
YOU SAID YOU FOUND WHEN YOU LEFT...CERTAINLY
WE'LL COUNTER HOME TO DECIPHER THE REINS
AND FINALLY I SEE THE CATCH... CONSUMATE

BUT CAN I SAIL THE FORTY DAY
A FADING ECHO TO REST
HAIL A BREAK IN THE WAVE

FOR THE CALIBRATE
FOR THE HALLOWED CAVES
FOR THE LIE
FOR THE GRAVE
SO NOW WE WAKE