Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

...Like Clockwork

Produced by Joshua Homme & Queens of the Stone Age except ...Like Clockwork - produced by Joshua Homme and James Lavelle
Lyrics by Joshua Homme
Engineered by Mark Rankin at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, CA
Additional Engineering by Alain Johannes & Justin Smith
Mixed by Mark Rankin at Pink Duck Studios except Fairweather Friends mixed by Joe Barresi at JHOC in Pasadena, CA
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Joey Castillo- Drums, Claps
Dean Fertita- Piano, Guitar, Glass
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Glass
Michael Shuman- Bass, Cymbals
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Shakers, Claps
Jake Shears- Vocals

Don't look, just keep your eyes peeled
Thoughtless, traipsing my minds field
Shotgun, never behind the wheel anymore
Danger, monsters of smoke & mirror
Slowly, can one so lost be found?

& I know. You will never believe
I play this as though I'm alright
If life is but a dream, then
Wake me up.

Fallen leaves realize they are no friend of autumn
The view from Hell is blue sky
So ominously blue.
I daydream until all the blue is gone

& I know. You will never believe
I play this as though I'm alright
If life is but a dream, then
Wake me.

Underwater is another life
Disregarding every myth we write
eagerly alive
Rag doll churning
over & over, gasping in horror
so breathless you surface
just as the next wave is...

Big smile, really a show of teeth
Without a care in a world of fear
Lonely, you don't know how I feel
Praise God, Nothing is as it seems

I Sat By The Ocean

Joey Castillo- Drums, Claps
Dean Fertita- Wurly, Piano, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Shakers
Michael Shuman- Vocals, Bass, Tambourine
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Claps

I sat by the ocean & drank a potion to erase you.
Face down in the Boulevard, yet I couldn't face you.
There ain't no use in crying. It doesn't change anything,
So what good does it do?
Your friends, they all sympathize.
Maybe, I don't need them too.

You. Me. & a lie.
Silence is closer.
We're passing ships in the night.

There's nowhere to run away.
Said,
"boy if you want love, you'll have to go & find it with someone new."
"do you know who you really are? are you sure it's really you?"
Lies are a funny thing.
They slip through your fingertips because they never happened to you.
Time wounds all the heals. Then we fade out of view.

You. Me. & a lie.
Silence is closer.
We're passing ships in the night.
End to the night, left with nowhere to hide.
Closer...
& closer...
We're crashing ships in the night

The Vampyre of Time & Memory

Joey Castillo- Drums
Dean Fertita- Piano, Guitars,
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Piano, Lead Guitar, Drums, Moog, Roland SH-2
Michael Shuman- Bass
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Moog Lap Steel, Moog, Korg Arpeggio

I want God to come
& take me home
cause I'm all alone in this crowd

Who are you to me?
Who'm I sposed to be?
Not exactly sure anymore.

Where's this going to?
Can I follow through?
Or just follow you for awhile?

Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love

Ain't no confusion here
It is as I feared
The illusion that you feel       is real.

To be vulnerable is needed most of all if you intend to truly fall
Apart

You think the worst of all is far behind
The Vampyre of time & memories       has died
I survived. I speak. I breathe. I'm incomplete.
I'm alive, hooray.
You're wrong again
Cause I feel no Love

Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love

If I Had A Tail

Dean Fertita- Moog, Korg
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar
Mark Lanegan- Background Vocals
Nick Oliveri- Background Vocals
Michael Shuman- Bass, 12-String Guitar, Background Vocals
Alex Turner- Background Vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Moog, Background Vocals

Gitchy gitchy oo lala
Da doo run run
You won't get far

I'm machine       Obsolete
The land of the free       Lobotomy
I wanna suck       I wanna lick       I wanna grind       I wanna spit
Tears of pleasure       Tears of pain
They trickle down your face the same
It's how you look       Not how you feel
A city of glass       With no heart

If I had a tail       I'd own the night
If I had a tail       I'd swat the flies

Gitchy gitchy oo lala
Da doo run run
You won't get far

Animals in the midnight zone
When you own the world you're always home
Get your hands dirty       Roll up them sleeves
Brainwashed or true believers?
Buy flash cars       Diamond rings       Expensive holes to bury things
I'm machine       Obsolete
In the land of the free       Immortality

See me dance along the scars?
See me dance?

My God Is The Sun

Dean Fertita- Guitar
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar, Percussion
Michael Shuman- Vocals, Bass, Percussion
Troy Van Leeuwen- Vocals, 12-String Guitar, Moog, Percussion

Far beyond the desert road (where everything ends up)
So good, the empty space, mental erase, forgive, forgot

Heal them—Bright fire from a gun
Kneeling—My God is the Sun
Heal them—With fire from above
Kneeling— My God is the Sun

I don't know what time it was (I don't wear a watch)
So good, to be ant, who crawls, atop a spinning rock

Heal them—Bright fire from a gun
Kneeling—My God is the Sun
Heal them—With fire from above
Kneeling— My God is the Sun
See them kneeling? Godless heathens

Godless heathens always want from the sky.

Kalopsia

Joey Castillo- Drums
Dean Fertita- Piano, Rhodes, Korg MS-10, Guitar
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Air, Hells
Trent Reznor- Vocals, Breathing, Kick, Snare,
Michael Shuman- Bass, Moog, Hells, Kalopsia's
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Moog Lap Steel, Hells, Kalopsia's

I never lie
To myself
Tonight.

Rose tinted eyes
Color my sorrow a shade of wine
Bye bye black balloon
I'll see ya real soon
Wave bye bye

Oh, why you so sad? What have they done?
Forget those mindless baboons, they're off playing God
Copy cats in cheap suits are playing it safe
While cannibals of bad news consume the parade

Is it wonderful?

Far, far from shore-sure
The land of nightmares, gone...
Forever more

I love you more than I can control
I don't even try. Why would I?

Oh, why the long face? You've got it all wrong
Forget the rat in the race, we'll choke chain them all
Fates favor the ones who help themselves
The rest feel the sting of the lash as they row...
...The boat to HELL

Row.

Fairweather Friends

Dean Fertita- Wurly, Guitar
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar
Elton John- Vocals, Piano
Michael Shuman- Bass, Guitar
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitars, Background Vocals

Is there anybody out there?
Or am I just walking alone?
When I turned around &
found that you'd gone before the first rain could fall

It seems every single time I was bleeding
Broken promises that never came true
It ain't so long before the dawn
When the sun is gone so are you

So what's it gonna take to get you back in bed
Gossips, frauds & snakes
They're just our best fair weather friends

One day when we're far away from everything that hurts
Drink wine & screw is all we'll do everyday

So what's it gonna take to get you back in bed
Gossips, frauds & snakes
They're just our best fair weather friends

You know the hour's late
Don't let em in your head
I'm gonna pray for rain again & again

Fair weather friends
Goodbye blue sky

Smooth Sailing

Dean Fertita- Guitar
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar, Frog, Looper
Michael Shuman- Vocals, Bass, Claps, Shaker, Clave
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Claps

It's all in motion, ain't no stopping it now
I got nothing to lose & only one way, up

I'm burning bridges, I destroy the mirage
All visions of collisions, fuckin' Bon Voyage

It's all smooth sailing from here on out

I got: bruises & hickeys, stitches & scars
Got my own theme music plays where ever I are

Fear is the hand that pulls your strings
You're a useless toy, pitiful plaything
I'm in flagrante, in every way, every day

It's all smooth sailing from here on out
I'm gonna do the damage that needs getting done

God only knows one long vacation
If reason is priceless, there's no reason to pay for it
It's so easy to see, yet so hard to find
Make a mountain of a molehill, if the molehill is mine

I hypnotize you, ignore then defy you
I blow my load over the status quo...oh...here we go
I'm a little bit non chalant when I dance
I risk it all-ways, no second chance, that's why it's gotta be

It's all smooth sailing from here on out
I'm gonna do the damage til the damage is done

God only knows, so mind your behavior
Follow prescriptions of your loaded savior
Every temple needs gold, like every hook needs to shine
Headaches at the temple of the closed mind

It's all smooth sailing from here on out

I Appear Missing

Dean Fertita- Clavinet, Background Vocals
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, 12-String Guitar, Slide Guitar
Michael Shuman- Bass, Background Vocals, Screams,
Troy Van Leeuwen- Drone Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Shaker, Background Vocals

Calling all comas, prisoner on the loose,
Description:
The spitting image of me,
‘Cept for the heart shaped hole where the hope
runs out

Shock me awake, tear me apart
Pinned like a note inside a hospital gown
A prison of sleep, further down
The rabbit hole never to be found
Again...

It's only falling in love because you hit the Ground

Where are you hiding my love? Cast off like a stone
Feelings, raw & exposed when I'm outta control
Pieces were stolen from me or dare I say given away
Watching the water give in as I go down the drain

I appear missing now

I go missing, no longer exist
One day, I hope, I'm someone you'd miss
Dancing on wire both ends are on fire

Cut me loose

Nowhere to run, no more room to pretend
Wandering along the road in the summer night

Don't cry—
With my toes on the edge it's such a lovely view...

Inside—
I never loved anything until I loved you

Confide—
I'm over the edge, what can I do?

Sunshine—
I've fallen through...
I appear missing.

...Like Clockwork

Dean Fertita- Guitar
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Bass, Guitar, 12-String Slide Guitar
Charlie May- Piano
Michael Shuman- Mellotron
Jon Theodore- Drums
Troy Van Leeuwen- Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Super Ego Drone, 12-String Slide Guitar
Philip Shepard - Strings

String Arrangement by: Philip Shepard and James Lavelle

Everyone it seems, has somewhere to go
& the faster the world spins, the shorter the lights will glow
& I'm swimming in the night, chasing down the moon
The deeper in the water, the more I long for you

Most of what you see my dear is purely for show
Because...
Not everything that goes around comes back around
You know?
Holding on too long is just the fear of letting go
Because...
Not everything that goes around comes back around
You know.

One thing that is clear:
It's all down hill from here.

The loveline in your hand, cleverly disguised
All the promises of stone, crumble in the night

Most of what you see my dear is worth letting go
Because...
Not everything that goes around comes back around
You know?
Holding on too long is just the fear of what to show
Because...
Not everything that goes around comes back around
You know.

One thing that is clear:
It's all down hill from here.

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