"The Riots Gone" as written by Dave Taylor, Gregory Allen Kurstin, Santi White and Nicholas Zinner....
I've been looking for a fight
All the trouble that I know
Trying to loose the world inside
But it's got no place to go

Oh, I'm only dangerous at the whim of my command
I've been searching for an angle
For a cause I can defend

Oh take me home
Let me go all day
Just be here 'til I know
'Til I know that the riot's gone, the riot's gone away

I've been haunted all my life
On the brink of something close
People know that I write
Know I'm grappling with a ghost

Oh I'm only dangerous, and I'm deafened by the fright
Waiting for the day I'm able
And I said it all this way

Oh take me home
Let me go all day
Just be here 'til I know
'Til I know that the riot's gone, the riot's gone away


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"The Riot's Gone" as written by Greg Kurstin Dave Taylor

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    Lyric CorrectionI've been looking for a fight
    All the trouble that I know
    Trying to loose the world inside
    But it's got no place to go
    Oh, I'm armed and dangerous
    At the whim of my command
    Been searching for an angle
    For a cause I can’t defend

    Oh take me on
    Let me go all day
    Just beat it till I know
    'Til I, I know that
    The riot's gone,
    The riot's gone away

    I've been haunted all my life
    On the brink of something close
    People know that I ain't right
    Know I'm grappling with a ghost
    Oh I'm armed and dangerous,
    And I'm deafened by the fray
    Waiting for the day I'm able
    And I set it on it's way

    Oh take me on
    Let me go all day
    Just beat it 'til I know
    'Til I know that
    The riot's gone,
    The riot's gone away

    Turn it on, turn it on
    Now blow for blow
    I want to make up now
    For all the things
    I swallow
    That I can't control
    Get it out, get it out
    Where does it go
    So, one day we wake up
    Someone we
    Wish to God
    We could say we
    Don't know

    Oh take me on
    Let me go all day
    Just beat it till I know
    'Till I know that
    The riot's gone
    The riot's gone away

    Hey, I heard it for a moment, now hey,
    I hear it coming in, be quiet, hey,
    I heard it for a moment now,
    The riot's gone, the riots gone


    Per the lyrics included in the CD "Master Of My Make Believe" which is worth the cost for this song alone
    Chsfmnston September 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst!
    Favorite off the new album
    J22on May 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think it's


    " and I'm deafened by the fray"

    And

    "Oh I'm only dangerous" sounds like "I'm armed and dangerous". But I could be wrong.
    Danamatton August 24, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI've been looking for a fight
    All the trouble that I know
    Trying to loose the world inside
    But it's got no place to go

    Oh, I'm *armed and dangerous*
    [sounds a lot like "only" but "armed 'n' dangerous" makes much more sense]
    At the whim of my command
    I've been searching for an angle
    For a cause I can defend

    Oh take me home
    Let me go all day
    Just be here 'til I know
    'Til I know that the riot's gone, the riot's gone away

    I've been haunted all my life
    On the brink of something close
    People know that *I ain't right*
    Know I'm grappling with a ghost

    Oh, I'm *armed and dangerous*
    And I'm deafened by the *fray* [definitely "fray"]
    Waiting for the day I'm able
    And I *set it on its way*

    Oh take me home
    Let me go all day
    Just be here 'til I know
    'Til I know that the riot's gone, the riot's gone away

    [This whole end of the song isn't in the current lyrics, for some reason?]

    Turn it up, turn it up, gonna get fucked up
    I wanna make up, now
    For all the things I saw that I can't control
    Cut it out, cut it out, when it doesn't go
    So, one day we wake up
    So when we wish to go, we can zip and go now [or maybe "zip up and go"]

    Oh take me home
    Let me go all day
    Just be here 'til I know
    'Til I know that the riot's gone, the riot's gone away

    Hey, I heard it for a moment now
    Hey, I hear you comin', at me quiet [though it really sounds like "and be quiet"]
    Hey, I heard it for a moment now
    The riot's gone, the riot's gone
    hardcorevelouron September 10, 2012   Link

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