B i o g r a p h y
 (by Heather Phares)

One of the greatest college bands of the '80s, Throwing Muses was formed in 1983 by guitarist/vocalist Kristin Hersh and her half-sister guitarist/vocalist Tanya Donelly with a few friends from high school. In 1986, the group's debut album was put out by the prestigious British label 4AD; Throwing Muses was the first American band to be released on that label. Throwing Muses' angular, anguished, mercurial sound had much to do with Hersh's mental illness (she suffered from a form of bipolarity that caused her to hallucinate), especially on early albums like House Tornado. Released in 1991, The Real Ramona marked a break from the heaviness of the previous albums, with lots of shimmery pop gems penned both by Hersh and Donelly, who contributed at least one song per album throughout her stay in the band.

Creative tensions between the two songwriters rose until Donelly left in 1992 to play with the Breeders and ultimately form Belly. That year Hersh re-formed the Muses with drummer David Narcizo and released the band's fourth album, Red Heaven. After that, Hersh released a solo album and toured extensively, leaving fans to wonder about the status of the Muses. In 1995, however, Hersh and the rest of the Muses (Narcizo and bassist Bernard Georges) released University, one of the band's most cohesive and accessible efforts. University was followed by Limbo in 1996.

The group's dissolution was announced soon after, with Hersh continuing on as a solo artist. In a Doghouse, a collection of rare early Muses material, followed in 1998. In spring 2000, the Muses reunited for a special event called the Gut Pageant, which featured a set from Hersh, Narcizo, Bernard Georges, and Robert Rust, as well as a solo performance by Hersh, short films by Narcizo, and a picnic lunch hosted by the group. During three weekends in 2002, the trio got together to record another album; released the same day in 2003 as Hersh's The Grotto, Throwing Muses (self-titled, just like their debut) was the group's rawest, loudest album. Donelly provided background vocals on some of the songs. Hersh and Georges subsequently recorded and toured as two-thirds of 50 Foot Wave, and Hersh continued her solo work. In 2011, the Muses assembled Anthology, a double-disc compilation of favorites and B-sides, and toured in support of it. Two years later, Hersh reunited with Narcizo and Georges for Purgatory/Paradise, a sprawling 32-track album accompanied by a book designed by Narcizo.




Throwing Muses
- 1986-09-20 -



Call Me
Green
Hate My Way
Vicky's Box
Rabbit's Dying
America
(She Can't Say No)
Fear
Stand Up
Soul Soldier
Delicate Cutters


House Tornado
- 1988-03-20 -

 

Colder
Mexican women
The river
Juno
Marriage tree
Run letter
Saving grace
Drive
Downtown
Giant
Walking in the dark


Hunkpapa
- 1989-01-23 -



Devil's roof
Bea
Dizzy
No parachutes
Dragonhead
Say goodbye
Fall down
I'm alive
Angel
Mania
The burrow
Take
Santa claus

The Real Ramona
- 1991-02-18 -



Counting backwards
Him dancing
Red shoes
Graffiti
Golden thing
Ellen west
Dylan (Instrumental)
Hook in her head
Not to soon
Honeychain
Say goodbye
Two step

Red Heaven
- 1992-08-11 -



Furious
Firepile
Dio
Dirty water
Stroll
Pearl
Summer St
Vic (Instrumental)
Backroad
The visit
Dovey
Rosetta stone
Carnival wig

University
- 1995-01-16 -



Bright yellow gun
Start
Hazing
Shimmer
Calm down, come down
Crabtown
No way in hell
Surf cowboy
That's all you wanted
Teller
University (Instrumental)
Flood
Snakeface
Fever few

Limbo
- 1996-08-13 -



Buzz
Ruthie's knocking
Freeloader
The field
Limbo
Tar kissers
Tango
Serene
Mr. Bones
Night driving
Cowbirds
Shark
White bikini sand

Throwing Muses
- 2003-03-17 -

Mercury
Pretty or Not
Civil Disobedience
Pandora's Box
Status Quo
Speed and Sleep
Portia
Solar Dip
Epiphany
Los Flamingos
Half Blast
Flying


Purgatory/Paradise
- 2013-10-29 -

Smoky hands
Morning birds 1
Sleepwalking 2
Sunray venus
Cherry candy 1
Film
Opiates
Cherry candy 2
Freesia
Curtains 1
Triangle quanitico
Morning birds 2
Lazy eye
Blurry 1
Folding fire 2 (Instrumental)
Slippershell

Bluff
Blurry 2
Terra nova
Walking talking
Milan
Curtains 2
Folding fire 1
Static
Clark’s nutcracker
Dripping trees
Sleepwalking 1
Smoky hands 2 (Instrumental)
Speedbath
Quick
Dripping trees 2
Glass cats


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A feeling
Amazing Grace
An Intimate Conversation
And a she-wolf after the war
Ant Song
Bird of Paradox
Capital A
Catch
City of the dead
Clear and Great
Cottonmouth
Crayon Sun
Cry baby cry
(Chains Changed EP)
Cry baby cry
(The Beatles Version)
Desert
Finished
Fish
Garoux des larmes
Handsome woman
Heel Toe
Hillbilly
Hysterical bending
Jak
Let's Go Outside
Like a dog
Machismo
Pools in eyes
Raise the Roses
Red eyes
Reel
Same Sun
Snail head
Soap and water
The Party
 You cage
 

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Throwing Muses

Call Me

Read the stop signs
I can't love nothing
I mate, kill
You wake up and it's not morning
I can't sleep, I loved you once
I loved you so much 

There's a shape on the horizon
As we're picked off one by one
Something's gone
Something's over 

Move your hand again
I can't watch you wash
The floor
You live for the green
I hold your flame
So why? 

There's a shape over the ocean
As we're picked off one by one
Summer's gone
Summer's over

Somebody here's too smart
There's nothing that doesn't die
Why don't you do to my insight
What you do to my insides?
Oh, babe

I'm in a deep hole
I've dug myself five feet deep
So many people want to talk
They look in the mirror, see themselves
They look in the mirror, they look at me, 
They look at me
They look at me, oh-oh-oh

Something's gone
Something's over

Peter said
"Thanks for letting me hold you
Calling me moonshine
I can take you there and call you that"
This is your name 

I'm lonely at night
Time on my hands
I feel sad in the day
Call me
Call me
Call me

Nobody knows
Home or away
What I'm waiting for
Call me
Call me
Call me 

Here I am
What a loser
Waiting for years to go by
Call me
Call me
Call me 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Green

You built a city in my head
Then there were candles
And a phoenix burned my bed
These are subwords
These are air

There's one boy
In one house
In one place
At all times
And green eyes 

I got no more
Who are you for?
I got no more
What is this? 

I shouldn't be smoking
This last cigarette
I feel sick 
Now there are words in my head 

You took my house
Burned it inside out
Kneel in my ashes
Kneading them 

There's one boy
In one house
In one place
At all times
And green eyes 

I got no more
Who are you for?
I got no more
What is this?
And now you're leaving again, no

Temper and tempest 
To knock at the moon
And the stars come out at night
What's that beyond the floor?
You were left screaming
My hands are in your hair
You're on the deep with the stars(?)

You built a city in my head 
Where are your candles?
(...can see my...)
And a phoenix that was you in my bed
These are subwords
These are air 
(Turning my body around)

There's one boy 
In one house
In one place
At all times
(There's one boy)
And green eyes 

I got no more
Who are you for?
I got no more
What is this? 

Smoke falls to the ceiling
It begins
There's a man dancing at me
He's making circles
So I will tell you now
(I wear your clothes) 
I wear your clothes like armour
(I love your face) 
I love your face like God
So you're in love and I'm indebted always
Green eyes
And now you're leaving again
No...

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Hate My Way

I could be a smack freak
And hate society
I could hate God
And blame Dad
I might be in a Holocaust
Hate Hitler
Might not have a child
And hate school
I could be a sad lover
And hate death
I could be a neuro
And hate sweat
No
I hate my way 

I make you in to a song
I can't rise above the church
I'm caught in a jungle
Vines tangle my hands
I'm always so hot and it's hot in here
I say it's all right 

My pillow screams too
But so does my kitchen
And water
And my shoes
And the road

I have a gun in my head
I'm invisible
I can't find the ice 

A slug
I'm TV
I hate 

A boy, he was tangled in his bike forever
A girl was missing two fingers
Gerry Ann was confused
Mr. Huberty
Had a gun in his head 

So I sit up late in the morning
And ask myself again
How do they kill children?
And why do I want to die?
They can no longer move
I can no longer be still 

I hate
My way 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Vicky's Box

He
Won't ride in
Cars anymore
It reminds him of
Blowjobs
That he's a queer
And his hair
Stuck to the roof, over the wheel
Like a pigeon on a tire
Goes around
And circles over circles
And he's a queer
And his hair
On the roof
Like a pigeon
Goes around
Says he's a man
And his eyes
And his hair
And his eyes
Say he's a man
He won't ride anymore
He won't ride anymore
He won't ride anymore 

Home is a rage
Feels like a cage
Home is what you read
How you breathe
Home is how you live
I feel boxed in
I feel boxed in
I feel boxed in
Think I'll be all right 
Home is where the heart lies
The heart lies
The heart lies
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home

The sun hurts, drying up the winter
I only love pieces of things that I hate
Like this box, this piece of roof
I can't grasp, can't see true
A piece of past
Days like today
Like a decade ago
Painful to remember like today 

I've been here another year, another day
Ocean waving flies and a child
Girl you complain
To kiss the rotten broken knee 

You may be dreaming
You may be bleeding
You may be in this box

A kitchen is a place where you prepare
And clean up
Clean up
Clean up
Clean up 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Rabbit's Dying

He's running home again
He's running in the rain
Covering the brain
I'll stay in, stay in
It rains
It's walking on the trail
Crawling on the trail
Its legs are giving out, giving up
It knows time, it sees it
Know it knows time
Know it knows time
The rabbit's dying
Don't run blind
Don't swallow the pain
Don't save the brain
Look up, look up
Can't see the rabbit lying
The rabbit's dying 

Follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it
He's watching time
He's watching, marching to his end
He knows time, he sees it
Know it, know it, know it
Ooh, follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it, I know it, I know it, I know it, oh
He's watching time
He's running blind
He's marching slower, slower, slower, slower
Can't feel the rain
He feels time
Don't run blind
The rabbit's dying
Look up, look up
Follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it

He's crawling on the trail
Lying on the trail
Giving out, giving up
It knows time, it sees it
Know it knows time
Stay in, stay in
It rains
Can't feel the rain
He feels time
Don't run blind
Don't swallow the pain
Don't spare the brain
Look up, look up 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

America (She Can't Say No)

Follow the road
Swallow the snake
Find shoes in the corner
Run away 

Oh
He had a nightmare
Go
I'm losing my person
I'm only talking
But look at me
I'm in bed, I'm asleep
I'm a mess, at my hair 
Oh, oh, oh

Follow the road
Swallow the snake
Find shoes in the corner
Run away 

No more backs
She can't say
America can't say no
Stand up
She can't stand up
Bang
She's afraid
I can't say
I can't say
N-N-N-No 

Oh
It was a funeral
Mine
He was doing it
Under the stars
And I was crying again
Run through with a sword
Simultaneously
At the same time

No more backs
She can't say
America can't say no
Stand up
She can't stand up
Bang
She's afraid
I can't say
I can't say
N-N-N-No
No more backs
She can't say
America can't say no
Stand up
She can't stand up
Bang
She's afraid
I can't say
I can't say
N-N-N-No 

No more backs
Say no
Stand up
Stand up
I'm afraid, I'm a mess
So
Put these right
What's it look like?
I can't stand
I won't tell you she's dead

Follow the road
Swallow the snake
Find shoes in the corner
Run away
N-N-N-No 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Fear

I hold you in my shins
I won't break
Your pain
This is much better than me
Okay? 

Fear, oh (fear, oh)
Oh, oh (fear, oh) X4
Looks like me 

Nothing ever works
Even if 
It's all you got
This is a state of shock 

Fear, oh (fear, oh)
Oh, oh (fear, oh) X4
Looks like me 

Oh, oh

I don't think anything
You cover
My spine
Hold my face, shoot me and die 

Fear, oh (fear, oh)
Oh, oh (fear, oh) X5
Looks like me 

Up to your face
Up to your cheeks
Up through your eyes
Give me what I want (up to your forehead)
And all I can think about
Is losing it
I'm losing it
I hurt
Look at me run away
Stop talking
You hurt me
And I'm not crying
Dry-y (through your eyes) 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Stand Up

And a night
Frightening dark and
It was light
A big tree branches and
I was dancing
I'm straining
My broken neck and
Walking fast
Look at my glasses then
Look at her shoes 

Break your arm, it ain't no face
Wear shoes, jealous, fuck you, stand up
(...) 

I wish you
Were a house to me
Frightening light so
Keep it dark
Keep your lights low so
I can't see inside
She runs
To the big people
But listen to me
I know 

Break your arm, it ain't no face
Wear shoes, jealous, fuck you, stand up
(I don't know)

I love
What does she put on now?
Every day
Do you love her more than me?
All night long 

Break your arm, it ain't no face
Wear shoes, jealous, fuck you, stand up
(... a scream)

*** Thanx to Morgan & Joe who corrected me for this one ***

Soul Soldier

The cut
That kills the knife
'Til it breaks
Spitting shells
Their eyes were locked
And their hearts were open
And in love, we couldn't breathe
In love, we couldn't say the word
(Call)
In love, we couldn't breathe
In love, we couldn't breathe the word 

He crawls along the battlefields
The sky spitting shells
That heart is on the ground
It spits in his face
The cut
That kills the knife
Forcing it
'Til it breaks
Forces our heart
Can't replace
Forces a heartbreak 

She loves him
She loves him
She needs her soul
Soul soldier
Soul soldier

She loves him (he's all she needs)
She loves him (he's all she needs)
She needs her soul
Soul soldier
(Soul soldier) 
Soul soldier

An apple run to heaven, Dan-U
Dan-U, God damn you 

An apple run to heaven, Dan-U
Dan-U, God damn you 

She loves him (he's all she needs)
She loves him (he's all she needs)
She needs her soul
Soul soldier
(Soul soldier) 

An apple run to heaven, Dan-U
(She loves him)
Dan-U, God damn you 

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

Delicate Cutters

It's just the lack
Of time I keep
Reaching out, lashing out 

It's just the lines
Run down the walls
I can't believe they never fall
The walls never leave
And the walls begin to scream 

Ahhh
And my toes against the wall
I stare ahead
The door inside the wall
Your face inside the door
You crawl across the room 

The picture never moves
My books are very still
You slide to my feet
You slide across the floor 

I
Throw your head across the ice
I
Throw my head through a window
Crash
Like poetry 

It's four o'clock, I'm waiting
Your face appears
I keep forgetting your name
While I'm writing this, you
You crash through the wall
You fall off the floor 

I
Slide your head across the ice
I
Throw my hands through the window
Crash
Like gods

A room
Full of delicate cutters
All sitting down, the room has many doors
All but one of them are closed
She goes around
(Remember)
Opening the doors 

This has another ending
Full of innocent children
One of them are closed 

She goes around
This has another ending
(Remember the room)
Full of delicate cutters
Opening the doors

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

House Tornado

Colder

They took a picture
And from this cold lightning living me through
So I feel like an alarm clock
Fire came from my mouth Is pushing me around
And I'm not loving and I'm not hating
I'm not creating
I'm losing my friends and my young dreams
That was vicious air spilled in my face out of love
And out of love
Keep walking
If I did the same thing 500 times
Could you see it in the dark?
I trust the weather
I try to make the bodies give me strength
Do we see them in the yard?
Who cares in they're rolling in bed?
There's only darkness upstairs
Does love sit cold 'til you put in somewhere
Do objects split it at your heart?
I don't see that anymore
I'm colder and colder and colder


Mexican women

Leave home Blood becomes a foreign substance
And see it as you let it dry
I forgive my nature or I'll be my saint
I can always feel you in heaven
Living in the past I think if I remember that I'll forget this
I know you well
Kill the sky The sun'll fry us; burn the rain We'll die
Stares from the back stairs
I tie your tie, set tables
I won't run your party, you can't run my life
But the waters run deep
Once there was two Mexican woman
Ran over the hills ripped off their skin and ate it up
Leave the town for the children [lay their skin across the fire]
Leave their rings to their daughters
And fly up
It's raining again Come home
It's raining in his hands
Oh catch it be brave grow
You make me cry Understand?
Be safe, no worry So
Look what you do You freeze my songs And please Come on
Catch me back I can go faster than fast
Catch me go get back a date Land a seal too fast
Catch me go get back a date Spin the wheel too fast
Help me go get back a date Live a day the past


The river

Lose your way and we can stay out all night
Lose your keys and we can't go home
In a little time In a little gin
We can touch hands again
Lose your head Lose your warhead
Wrote a song for a room I left long ago
It was my home It was my Hell
Now the girl the lives there
She's an exotic She's a drunk
Leaves her clothes off
When it rains Run to the river
She carry me She run me All the way down
To the floor Where it's warm
And dirty like a river
My whole Hell
Carry me No Run me
All the way down to the river
All I want is to be worthy of my
Hands, but she's got plans
Dirty like a river
(You can't) run me down
Lose it Lose your war


Juno

I can't play
When he wakes up She said
He can't play
When he thinks I'm growing up
That song Juno they did in the street
So many places to go and not one for me
Said the she
If they were pretty It'd be okay to say
But that day only
When she wore dresses She felt born
That song Juno say the words if you have streets
No one for me Said the she
That song Juno they sung in the street
Her husband of nineteen years
Danced madly at her feet
Now I can be balancing

Marriage tree


Like an old man in a dress Treat me like a 12 year old man
No more hearts
Don't know what 20 is Don't know where the tree stands
Only follow these hands
At midnight I reach for the blind
Toward your head, but don't touch it
I'll wish I had but when I'm dead
At midnight I hit your song It sings again
Don't know what age is Don't know where the tree stands
I only follow these hands
I couldn't make you crazy if I tried
We've been swinging 'round the tree
For how long now?
Maybe she wants to be cared for
Stay home a month here A month there
Maybe take to the open roads
Maybe take to the open roads
Maybe take to the open roads
At the marriage tree

Run letter

So many tears I'm shaking out squeezing them out and bend it
The way things work together if I write this letter you can bend it
Please hope can I give hope the sky won't fall Just look
If I mail this letter you can send it back to me
If you can dance If you can live I love you
Knocked me on the head and sent me spinning
It was a blast I can't remember the last time
Stand between two poles and hold your arms up
I'll kick me over your head and stock down
Carry him Carry him Carry him And pray
If I mail this letter you can send it back to me
Just look I love you
It isn't fair Hope you can hold your head up
I can pray if you meet my gaze
I can laugh if you bring me home and dry me off
Count your cans and
Hold them up
And count them all
A piece of ground where I can lay my head
Where I can lay a piece of my heart
I don't remember I don't remember If I saw God there or not
Give me home Give me all Give me what I want
I want a place at the door
I surrender I surrender
My place My goods My day


Saving grace

So we drive and we've driven 10,000 miles
In our hometown
Sink back into the driveway
Which is Zen The head in the stairs
Or the body in the chair?
A Saving Grace at odds with technology A Saving Grace
18 with a bottle of water Cold jeans and the face of Gibraltar
How many trunks of your goods?
How many goods do you give away?
I'm spellbound when I can't move I stand in front of you
I'm flipping back through the pages of your calandar and your books
And your childhood and your looks
I try to move in your direction against the grain of time
I'm hoping to recollect my thoughts and motions
I pray to science and history Like cancer doesn't grow
I worship and forget you Bye
Worship and forget you
A Saving Grace
And holding on to what we've made
As it drags us by the legs across the living room
Put the children to bed
For a good night For tomorrow


Drive

Drive your car
Through the kitchen cupboard door
Through the winter Down to the floor
Drive your head
To the bathroom tile
Smile 'round the corner and your friends
They wanna play Do you wanna play games?
It's alright...square your head Your head is square
Go out with me Come out
1 2 3...1 2 3 I didn't care...
I wanted you to know I didn't care
I always loved your hair
I wanna fight the clouds with your head on a stick
Fight the bush with your water and your leaves
And you leave so...
Fight with me Run the grass Run the road
The road house Home with me In my head
In your heart Under your ribs In my mind
Sleep your box I sleep in your mind
I don't care...

Downtown

She's downtown Lies in the street
Been lying in the sheets
She's gone home Lies in the streets
Been lying in the bed Through her teeth
Stares at his sky Going bling Going blind
Step on corners Pick up puzzles
Eating all the grain
It was just a date in '80 now I can't remember the face
But I can still see the Still I see his of the and...
I'm a little bored and a little scared I come home
I look up to see all the noise I...
Can't remember now I can't remember how
She's seeing everyone Stares at her spreads that love around
And leaves
Can't even catch the face
Don't think you can grab the face
So I left
She's downtown Lies in the sheets
Been lying in her sleep to his face
She's gone home Lies in the street
Been lying in the bed Through her teeth
Don't have to be so brave
Here he comes Here he comes

Giant

Hold the man up to your hands Old hands
Make the man work again
Giant can Giant can get high again
Hold again or hurt
You will walk to the front and be blessed
Make my bones shiver again Trust it again
Make my bones work
Giant can I I Giant can get high again
I can't hold your head with both hands burned
You will walk to the front and be blessed again
One bed to sweat too scared to
So unsettling
One bed to sweat too scared too tired
One bed to sweat too scared to
So I'm settling in
One bed to sweat too scared to
Grieve
Giant can Giant can look down look down
Too small to look down to
Too small to look down look down
Just one time not to trip
Just once not to trip

Walking in the dark

I can't forgive a dream You own a question It's a body
You can make me cry You have a right
I can see you live I can't forget you die
You own a question It's a garden
You can You can Can where'd you go Where'd you
Boxing writhing twist and burrow
Walking in the dark
A hunter Runner Walking Picking up the sticks
I had a dream I had a dream
Rub the peers away they dont invade me
I just turned 35
A round bottomed beaker
I could glow I could glow and swell
I could glow Turn black Turn back
Ride and forget
My ghost of seasons past asked this bedroom what to say
I said stay I have to sleep tangled in my families hair
Build a house of sticks and grow the grass and build a mask
Pull the grapes Turn black Turn back
I can't say it till you grow a face
Walking in the dark...

Hunkpapa

Devil's roof

I have two heads
Where's the man, he's late
One burns, one's sky
Where's the man, he's late
I'm two headed one free one sticky

But is it freedom can burn?
Is sticky ever blue?
For instance where's my husband?

This is what I need why I can't stay
God, this is the devil too bad he's late
I love the smell of beer
The smell of dar, the feel of dark, to feel the rug
To press the rug beneath me
A small party

But is it sinners can burn?
I hear we let them speak
For instance where's my husband

If you're my husband I tell you something
Dance on the devil's roof
Under a devil's moon
I don't care and you don't move

Bea

Banging in fevered ports
Banging in the night
Ankle deep in mud
I can sleep in mud
I was a kind of hooker
My lover was free

I don't speak I ramble he was a gamble
I just want to own something (young dirty street)
I can sleep with anything and more

Stripped women stripped men
I fall instead of him
I'm useless in the light fo the distance
I could break you for all the right reasons
I could hate you but what have I got

Nobody feels your tongue
Nobody sees you run
Nobody sees you make
Nobody knows your face

Love lives your whim
I'm stripped instead of him
I'm harmless in the light of the distance
I could break you for all the right reasons
I could hate you but what have I got

Nobody sees me old
Nobody feels me cold
Nobody lives my whim
Nobody knows you're him

I roam this head I carm what's left
I hide myself from her love
Nothing make me older but the birthmark on your back
But making babis in the fields
And the birthmark on your shoulder
Making babies in the fields
Makes me older

Banging in fenceposts
Banging in the night
Ankle deep in mud I can sleep in mud
I was a kind of hooker but his lover was me

I don't sleep I ramble my kids was a gamble
I just want to own something (old dirty earth)
I can sleep with anything and more

'Cause the birthmark on your shoulder
Making babies in the field
Nothing makes me older; nothing makes me live my life but you
And that mark on your back making babies
In the field

Dizzy

Along the Palo Duro canyon
Red River shows so may eyes
One eye squinting, shaded from the sun, shoot me
Black a oil, his hair shone
Lily white, his skin glistened
Restless as the reed between his lips blew

It's just that mean old Texas sun
It makes me dizzy, dizzy, dizzy in my head

What day is this? I, quiet, asked the sky
What time is it? he asked me, sitting up

Love that villan on the run
He's got me spinning 'round and falling on my head
What are you running from? I asked the white boy
From the guys who chase me there; come run
I need your dark skin
To sit beside me in my car, light up my cigar
I'll light you

It's just that mean old Texas sun
It makes me dizzy, dizzy, dizzy in my head
Love that villan on the run
He's got me spinning 'round and falling on my head
And dizzy, dizzy, dizzy in my head

He said you're ony Indian in Oklahoma
You could be melting in America
White on red, melt with my skin
These two hearts will beat along the walls of our hotel
I need your dark skin...

It's just that mean old Texas sun
It makes me dizzy, dizzy, dizzy in my head

The last I saw of Oklahoma
A gas station fading in the dusk
Goodbye my father, I thought, I'm carrying the light
The light of my Comanche
Make sure the dog remembers me,
I dream the sand beneath your feet
I hold the light

It's just that mean old Texas sun
It makes me dizzy, dizzy, dizzy in my head
Love that villan on the run
He's got me spinning 'round and falling on my head
And dizzy...in my head


No parachutes

Pushing a ribcage
Makes it hard to breathe
And yet we hold our sweaty hands
Year after year
Some new year
Without music in our head
Newspaper tenement coming up dead

So my paracute is hanging around
I guess I bust it on the ground
Nothing helps me fall
Nothing helps me float
Today I want to walk away

Pushing a ribcage
Makes it hard to breathe
And yet we whisper in the dark
Year after year
Some new year
Without newness in our head
Newspaper tenement coming up dead

So my paracute is hanging around
I guess I bust it on the ground
Nothing helps me fall
Nothing helps me float
Today I want to walk away

Dragonhead

He lies he lies he lies he lies he lies
He lies he lies he lies he lies he lies
In your big red dragonhead
In your big red dragonhead
Don't go back to sleep
Stay up and watch the door with me
Watch me too much mascara
Runs when you sleep
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
I swallow creepy things
He lies in your big read dragonhead
Don't go back to sleep
Watch the door watch me
Too much mascara runs when you sleep
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
I swallow creepy things he lies
In your big red dragonhead
your big red dragonhead
your big black dragonhead
Go to bed
Don't go back to sleep

Say Goodbye


Say goodbye
Kick her legs, kick her down
Say goodbye
Kick her legs, kick her down

Fall down


I picked up this lady in a store, she dropped her stuff
And tripped on it, so I picked her up
I said, everybody falls down
Once you meet the man you want
You'll know 'cause you see red
Like making honey 'til he stings you in the head
Fall down fall down
Kate collected postcards when she felt too alone
In case no friends of hers could get her on the phone
Fall down fall down
Her husband was in line behind her
Not everybody falls down
You're so old, I said, what happened?
If you eat your lipstick you consume here jealous rage
They get you in the mouth, those girls
Fall down fall down
Juan collected things in cans, he felt he wasn't safe
See, his girlfriend took some when she went away
Fall down fall down
Nothing ever happens here, I said,
I just wait.
I showed this guy my pictures
He said they didn't breathe
I said I painted them that way
Kind of hanging on his sleeve
Fall down fall down
I showed this girl my stitches
She said she had some too
She said she thinks she'll start a rock band too
Fall down fall down
I hope you fall so fast and hard that you get me

I'm alive

I'm watching
I'm only watching trash
I want to eat it wear it be it

Don't make me
Don't make me sleep
The ache inside this time it cuts too deep
Catch the blood and cut the water
I'm alive
If you won't get your hands that dirty, what's inside?

Don't take me
Don't take my heat
The ache inside this time it makes me bleed

Catch the blood and cut the water
I'm alive
Fan your flame and can your heat I make it mine

Angel

I'm looking to you I hope more
And junk in my heart will be
I wanna stretch my skin around you
Let you stretch yourself
But I stop your hands each time
I stop your hands each time each times three
And save you each time and save you
Angel falls to save your skin
She falls under
And she carries him with her
And save you
It was a good night if she got up
When she fell down
And she found herself in bed alone
Spastically romantic and we look for something weirder
Don't hate our bodies so bad
I'm looking to you I hope more
And junk in my pelvic bones will be
Each time each times three
And save you each time and save you
Angel falls to save your skin
She falls under
And she carries him with her
And save you


Mania

What means hallucinate? what are we supposed to see?
What are they supposed to want? get a job! you scare me
I sing here I'm alone here I'm with you over here
Marshmallow brain I need an umbrella
If I'm gonna stand in the rain
My hands are cupped and full of blood
My eyes are spirals I am on my knees and praying
That is how I pray cause thatis how you pray
Rat rat rat rat rat rat
Tongue thickens I am with those who eat drugs
Who peek over the wall and get shocked
Shocking is therapy
Electrify your head!
Pianos in my hearing Vincent, me ear is falling off
Who left me alone? What do you mean you're alone?
Goddamn wolves
No one has that dream
Hallucinate I need an umbrella
If I'm gonna go insane
I think she wanna be crazy pick a brain!
I think I'm running away
Oh boy, God? I'm gonna scare that boy again?
Not again
Centerdale to Providence Middletown to Armageddon
A road is in my dream Centerdale is in my dream
Drums! carry me over the wall
You! left me alone what do you mean you're alone?
I peek over the wall and get sick
Sickness is therapy electrify your head!
Catalyst I need an umbrella
If I'm gonna slit my wrist
Pick your hands up
Put them on your head
Move it around and say
This is too much it doesn't fit
Your feet say nothing but move your hips
Move your hips, move your hips
Rat rat rat rat rat rat
Mania

The burrow

Your big face
Is such a shrine
It tastes like water
But I'm drunk

Your big face
Is such a crime
It tastes like water
But I'm drunk

Take

I think I could like you
If you let me drive your car
I think I might want you
If you let me drive real far
I won't steal your keys
I won't try to be mean
Plus it might break you

Break you that might save you
I pray to the god who made you

I wouldn't break it
Couldn't take what isn't mine, 'Cause I like you
And I know it isn't right
Just go about your business
And pretend that I'm your wife
Plus I could feed you

Feed you 'cause I need you
I pray to the gods I can please you

I hold a fistful of money
Drag me down I reel you in
If you don't think I'm pretty
I understand
Just don't think you won't die
By a woman's hand
Plus I might hurt you

Hurt you, desert you
I pray to the gods I can burn you

Take to the road
Take me with you
Take to the road
Take me with you

Bring me, this thing me
I pray to the gods you can change me

Take to the road
Take me with you
Take to the road
Take me with you

Santa Claus

Harvest your tears, in a sieve
I can spill things down your shoulders - hold them.
And I'm afraid you remind me of Santa Claus,
In a good way.

And you are like Santa Claus
I'll sit in a square

Oh in my head, oh my Santa Claus
(Run around, around, around, around in my boxes)
I see you at night, I shine
My arm in your chest
Now I'll sit in a square

Oh in my head, oh my Santa Claus
(Run around, around, around, around in my boxes)
Run around, around, around, around
In my boxes - I...

I know it's not your face
I love your neck
Now I sit in a square

Oh in my head, oh my Santa Claus
(Run around, around, around, around in my boxes)
Only eighteen-and-a-half, no two times
Nuh ho ho ho ho ho
Oh you. I love you, don't know
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!

I see you at night, I shine
My arm in your chest
Now I'll sit in a square

Oh in my head, oh my Santa Claus
(Run around, around, around, around in my boxes)
Run around, around, around, around
In my boxes - I...

I know it's not your face
I love your neck
I sit in a square

Oh in my head, oh my Santa Claus
(Run around, around, around, around in my boxes)
Only eighteen-and-a-half, no two times
Nuh ho ho ho ho ho
Oh you. I love you, don't know
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!

*** Thanx a lot to Shannon and Lawre for this one ***

The Real Ramona

Counting backwards

Counting backwards I count you in
I don't remember him
I don't remember
In time I rope you in again
I try and turn you back through him
I built a tower in my bones
I spill the mortar through my home
Don't let your heartbeat beat keep you safe
No telling what keeps me awake
One hundred fingerprints I hear
A hundred linger in my ear
Measure fortune killing time


Him dancing

Him dancing
Him rolling on the ground
Him moaning "I can't help myself"
You be the cooker
I can't see no difference in me
You be the driver
I can't see no difference in me
I'll be the runner
You can love me anyway


Red shoes

This date
This war criminal is
This date is brutal, it
It wants red, so I got red shoes
'Cause red becomes you
This red becomes you
Eyes closed
You close them in the dark, huh ?
What do you think you can't see ?
You want red, so I got red shoes
'Cause red becomes you
This red becomes you
This dance
This war criminal is
This dance is brutal, it
It wants red
So I got red shoes
'Cause red becomes you
I become you


Graffiti

I see the sun rise over this wall,
I watch it break and slide, See my name
See my name on the wall
I tried to walk on this wall
It fell right under my feet, Now I only lean
Only lean on the wall
I throw an egg at this wall
I watch it break and slide, See my name
See my name on the wall

Golden thing

Well you gotta see this, Golden thing
You golden thing,
And when you get there better kiss me
Garbage piled up to the ceiling
Ashtrays shaped like asses
All this money and a golden thing, Hell, I got
You golden thing
Horseheads that I dance around in
In coked up anorexics
Got a tree and this golden thing, Hell, I got
You golden thing

Ellen west

That last one messed me up
Things look bad
Things look tragic
I keep looking in the mirror
Afraid that I won't be there
Courting Ellen West, dancing on her grave
Saving Ellen West
My house is full of demons
I swear to God, I need to go to bed
I need to go to sleep
I'm awake with a vengeance
Saving Ellen West 'cause she wanted it
This way
My mouth is full of demos
I swear to God I need to go to bed
I need to go to sleep
I need that hope chest
I need to breathe, I need you here
I need to disappear


Hook in her head

Certain things I love, Spend my time
I guess I'll have to unhook those hooks
This woman literally
Felt she had a hook in her head
Rip it up Live it down
Make it big Keep it clean
Shake it off
Take him off Take it off
Do him good Keep it up
Shake it off
He's a fucking drag, But if you don't then you watch him go
If you can you see it home, You be strong
And when you die it's a shame
But you old life stays the same
She has a hook in her head
I saw this lady close her eyes
The bottle slipped between her fingers
And slid along the aisle
If I were a man I'd have a gun, But I'm so bone tired
I'm so bone tired, I'm old...
I watch the snow make slow time
I watch the snow cover up the bottle
So I can slip between
I will read the label from underneath
I wear the circle in my sleep


Not to soon

She colourblind tired eyes
Her hallway aching
She'll never move him - likes it that way
He's just a walker and he'll never stop walking away
It's not too soon he said, It's not too soon at all
You might as well be dead he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said -, I know her
She said - Why do you stare so hard
Wrapped up like a doll in bad dreams and broken arms
Make these old bones shiver
It's not too soon he said, It's not too soon at all
You might as well be dead he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said - I know her
The last time I saw you, You were standing in the dark
And with a freezing face, I watched you fall apart
It's not too soon he said, It's not too soon at all
You might as well be dead he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said,
done your time, been in your place
I couldn't look you in the face
and tell you that it turns me on
it makes my stomach turn
I know her

Honeychain

My best friend knows this old guy who
Who keeps a picture in his shoe
He takes it out after a spell
Says - s e e
Shouldn't stare that way so long baby...
Stare holes into the walls
My dress hangs here for you to wear out
I walked in beauty too, till I met you
Here hangs this chain
This thing this old girl keeps
We got it easy
So why do you stare that way so long
Stare holes into the walls
We're all honey
Dripping through the honey chain
And lay our lives down
Down and pretty
In the honey chain
Please don't stare that way so hard baby...
Stare holes

Say goodbye

I brought this bottle here for you, Can't you drink it ?
I brought this body here for you, Don't you want it ?
Say goodbye, Kick her legs, kick her down
I bought this pocketknife for you, Don't you use it ?
I bought this ball and chain for you, Don't you wear it ?

Two step

Two step, Behind the rest, One fingertip too long
A hole, A hole in the box they carry, Pours sugar in the road
Pours dimes in diamond jim,
Two months to fill him in A hole...

Red heaven

Furious

You're furious, I never taught you to sing
You carry rocks in your head and pitch them
Without warning, Happy drunk
You're furious, I beg you for sin
I beg your skin, You buy a whore
Don't give her water
You're furious


Firepile

This is him, when I begin
Call him tied, call him taken
Call him anything but shaken
Call him wasted, call him shaved
Call him anything by made
Call that firepile a home
Don't give away the end
I come back
I rush to wait
Where the pavement starts to crack
I put my foot down
The sidewalk's so hot
Think of all the junk
I could lay my hands on
Purify my heart
That firepile's your home
Your baby's running faster
Count the times I left my clothes out
Count the tires one more time
Count the times I let the air out
That firepile's your home
And you're mine


Dio

Don't look back and, He's your soldier
That sheet metal sound next door, Is keeping me awake
Janie's eyes are open, And my feet are killing me
If this isn't the truth, Don't look down
And He's your shoulder, That cheap little loud mouth whore
Is keeping me awake, The baby's eyes are open
And this heat is killing me, If this isn't the truth
Clap my hands, Slap my legs
I can't find it, But that sweet little bastard boy
Is breaking me a leg, Maybe mine is broken, I don't mind it


Dirty water


I'm the lady who locks the door
I'm the lady who turns out the light
Hey, you
Look at the dirty water
Look at him
Look at the dirty water
And swim
I'm not looking for anything
And you don't know
I'm not digging for anything
But this hole
Hey, you
Look at the dirty water
Look at him
Look at the dirty water
And swim
Sit at your hole
You can't afford to go
Catch what you can
You can't afford to know
This man
Hey, you
Aren't you the lady?
Some man
You look fine
Don't touch me
There's history on your hands
Hey, you
Aren't I the lady?

Stroll

I used to listen
I used to hear
Inside the wall
Now I don't hear at all


Pearl

Hot hands
Move things
I write in his wall
I have no mind at all
Hot things
Move him
I write on his wall
I have no heart at all
I think she's a pretty little fool
She holds me down, she flows
She has a back like Marie
I think he's a crazy bastard
Drives me home, he goes
You have a back like Marie
You have pearls in your eyes
And you use your burning to wrap yourself in
And you use your fever to hide yourself away
And you use sweating to keep me down
And you use your heat to have me
And you use your fire to be stronger than me
And you use your flame agains me
I won't come back like Marie
The pearls on my eyes
These pearls on my eyes
They make me blind
I write on your wall
I have no eyes at all
I write on your wall
I have no eyes at all


Summer St

I saw him first on Summer Street
He held my breath
A famous face
And instant death
He saw me next
One lonesome body
One lonesome song
No lonesome body
No lonesome song
Drink to my friend
Drink to the sun
To your health
'Til daylight comes
And burning wealth
I hold my breath


Backroad

One, two, three, four
How many, many people outside your door?
Two, three, four, five
How many, many people outside?
Four, three, two, one
I don't think you can hold your own
Five, six, seven, eight
I don't think you can save your face
You don't say no
He dunk the backboard
And he sleep on the couch
He jump the backseat
And he sleep on the couch
He drive the backroad, He drive the backroad
And he sleep
You're a pusher
Spy in a bath
We make us move
Like some kind of bath
Come when you need some
Come when you need some
You're a pusher


The visit

I'm proud to see you here
I can't relieve, believe the pressure in my head
It's a game of chance, I whisper in your ear
Fall apart along the way
Don't you ever see it through
Jesus said in heaven
There's not that much to do
I'm proud to see you here
I'm proud to be here with you all
I have a message from your son
When the ground starts shaking
Watch the gifts inside your home
I have a feeling many aren't for you
Leave your dollars where they fall
They have a message of their own
When the ground starts shaking, run
Keep on running, or so says your son
She's a pillar of your home
Keep on shaking, or so says your son
She's a vice
Keep on running
'Til you can't go on

Dovey

Dovey, I'll take you down
Remember I see behind me

Rosetta stone

Slept for a long time
Gone for a long time
If you ain't hiding
You can't see
Stand me where i can see you
Fill my pockets, fill me in
If I ain't collecting
I can't win
Everybody goes to the window
I can't remember what's outside
Hit the ground running
Sleep with the Rosetta Stone
Stay here where I can see you
It's not a good time that I like
It's a soft, a cold
And a high


Carnival wig

I keep meeting you and meeting
I have promises to keep
I keep making them and leaving
That looks like a carnival wig
And two shiners
Let's just say it crawled across the snow
It looks like your left hand
Don't love me
I won't be afraid
When my ears ring and my head spins
I'll be on your good side

University

Bright yellow gun

With your bright yellow gun, You own the sun
And I think I need a little poison
To keep me tame Keep me awake
I have nothing to offer but confusion
And the circus in my head, And the middle of the bed
In the middle of the night
With your bright silver frown, You own the town
And I think I need a little poison
I have no secrets I have no lies
I have nothing to offer but the middle of the night
And I think you need a little poison
You leak one apple a week to survive
And you still have to ask if you're alive
You have nothing to offer but police my dreams
Keep me clean Keep me awake
With your bright yellow gun, You own the sun
And I think I need a little poison
With your bright silver grin, You own sin
And I think I need a little poison
Bright yellow gun


Start

You're so right he can swim
He can breath underwater
I'm so light I'm so good
I'm all fathers' daughter
I know he won't roam, I know he won't roam
I'm so blonde, you're so hot
This could not be better
I'm sorry I can't talk
I can't think under pressure
I've got nothing to say, I've got nothing to say
I climb you as I grow older
By fifty I'll ride on your shoulder
I'll start at his knees
And I'll end in his dreams
I'm so glad you could come
Now breath underwater
I'm so glad he's so charmed
That I'll walk him back home
And I'll keep him in bed
I'll walk out the door
And I'll live there instead
I'll start at his knees
And I'll end in his dreams


Hazing

Strange time to be hazing me
Breaking me shaking me awake now
I'm up mow, You're crazy
You're hazing me
Strange time to be needing me
Cheating me freezing me out now
I'm up now, You're crazy
You don't faze me
That's my cue, That's my cue
I'll spend another day dancing with you

Shimmer

You in the water, Underneath the tarp
It don't rain under the water
It don't rain inside my heart
Don't follow me home, Don't follow me home
You walking in the gulf stream
Tail between your legs
It's not funny if you ask me
It's just funny in your head
Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on
My tongue is filled with sugar
And my back is filled with pain
Your tongue is on my shoulder
And there's nothing on my brain
Don't follow me home
Don't follow me home
Shake barrels of whiskey down my throat
I'll still see straight
Ride out on a pony
Even loose I won't be late
Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on Hang on
I'll ride on a pony
Till I'm dusty and I'm old
My head is filled with flowers
And I'm dressed in shiny gold
I'm dressed in shiny gold
Keep an eye on me I shimmer on horizons
I shimmer on horizons
A shimmer on horizons
A shimmer in your eyes, son
A shimmer in your eye


Calm down, come down

I think you know the whole thing's a damn shame
I don't wanna calm down
I don't wanna come down


Crabtown

Crabtown, baby brown, It's not work at all
It just slips around your finger, It just sits around
Lingers like a spell
Oh, we can't hardly stand
Oh, we can't hardly wait around
Kiss me over Crabtown baby brown
Underwater I swim sound, Cast a shadow on your cloud
Scattered days like spray, Champagne
Lost my head on Reject Beach, Lost my heart
Come away with me


No way in hell

Love's got this drag on it
No way in Hell would I turn to you
You know too damn much
No way in Hell
I'm gonna run your friend down
I'm gonna run your friend down
To the train In time for your hour
You sold my clothes to those girls
Drink till I'm numb then I'm gone
Say good night
I sleep with one hand on my clothes
I sleep with one hand on my heart
There's almost nothing left
Left to guard
For each time I say good-bye,
I swallow you once every night, Say good night
No way in Hell would I give, No way in Hell would I fold
No way in Hell would I burn, No way in Hell would I go
No way in hell would I quake, No way in Hell would I dance
No way in Hell would I go...

Surf cowboy

I slip under the water
I fall into the sea
Come everyone
Come everyone

That's all you wanted

That's all you wanted
That's all you wanted
We share this skin
We share this kiss
The best in us
The beast in us
This lust
I saw the angels
Sleeping with you
In his face
Light
That's all you wanted
That's all you give


Teller

"I leave in the morning
I don't wanna go"
I said to the teller
"If this is the future
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know"
"Fives and tens" said the guy behind the bar
"Twenty-five says he don't
You cut a nice figure of a family
I don't know
I don't know
I have a fear of flying
I think I have a fear of him
I'm afrais of meaning
Nothing again
After all this is over
This is over after all
We cut a nice figure of a family
I don't know
I don't know
Can I be stupid for a minute?
I was looking at that half-empty glass
Waiting for the waiter
You don't have to listen to this
Tell me what to say"


Flood

Fly, you get high, right?
Fly, and you get high, right?
Try, you get by all right
Try and you get by all right
Ryde, you're my bright light
You're my bright light
Oh God, I'm high
Waterfalls of light
Flood my eyes with light
Flood my eyes with my aching eyesight
My aching eyesight
My aching eyes


Snakeface

Not another drive-in movie
You know you can't sit still
Move me
Snake Snake
Face out an open window
Water in my eyes
Beat me to it
Meet me here next time
One more button undone
You talk too loud I'm talking to you
Talk it into the ground
Move me
Snake Snake
Face out an open window
Fire in my eyes
Beat me to it
Meet me here next time
One more button undone
Next week I'll be a lousy liar
Next time I'll say when
You move me


Fever few

I break the ice
I melt the snow
I knew you twice
Once long ago
Maybe it's the fever
Or the radio
I hear someone singing
Way down low
Right now
Right now
You bring me water
You bring me dope
I don't like you
But you're my only hope
I'm not talking
That's the radio
Look at me
I melt snow!
Right now
Right now
Ride four red horses
Through my room
Four red horses
Through my room
Maybe it's the fever
I'd kill to see you fly
And for a glass of water
Before I die
How many of you are there?
I see, like, three
Maybe you should take this
Stuff away from me
Right now
Right now
I break the ice
I melt the snow
I knew you twice
Once long ago
And right now
Right now

Limbo

Buzz

Fell out of the sky
I fell out of the sky
I check the time
While you wait for your clothes to dry
I cut lemons and lemons and limes

One sour finger
Pretty as a picture
I always have a smile
Yeah, I always have a smile for you

I need a boat
Can cut through the swamp
And take you for a ride
You need a suit for
Jaunts through the swamp
Your clothes never dried

The boys change my name
I'm flying again
My, my lies
Make a baby
Healthy and wise
I cut lemons and lemons and limes

I need a boat
Can cut through the swamp
And take you for a ride
You need a suit for
Jaunts through the swamp
Your clothes never dried
Don't worry the bees
Don't worry the bees
They buzz around me
Don't worry the bees
The buzz sounds sweet to me


* Thanx to Lawre who helped me with this one **

Ruthie's knocking

Ruthie's knocking
Oh my God
Who's she talking to?
Not a clue
Now she's shouting
I'll be on the floor
You go get the door

Just had to make sure you knew
That's a jack-o-lantern moon
Don't look in the mirror
Or he'll look back at you

Ruthie take a shower
I smell like a flower
Your cats smell better than you do
Her cats are pretty cool

Where's he now?
He's on the floor
She flips off the window
And spits at the door
My advice is twice what he's worth
The moon'll get him first
Mark my words
The medicine chests are backwards
Don't be surprised
If you have flaming eyes
Tonight, tonight
Yeah tonight
Ruthie's eyes are bright

Ruthie's spine is taped with feathers
They're all mine
They grew
So you see them too.
Ruthie, yeah
Your brain she's fried
You should see my mind

Dance around
Play around
Fool around
Walk around
Run around
Jump around
Fool around
Be around

Freeloader

I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, I don't mind
I'm a freeloader, I'm a freeloader
I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, I don't mind
I'm a freeloader, I'm a freeloader
I'm hungry enough
To follow you around

I don't hear, I don't hear
I don't hear, I don't hear
I'm a free thinker, I'm a free thinker
I'm empty enough
To see you as I want to

I'm headed for the trees over there
If that's not a destination
I don't care

I don't care, I don't care
I don't care. I don't care
I'm a broken kid, I'm a broken kid
I'm lonely enough
To make the air around you sweet

I'm an open book, I'm an open book
I'm lady enough
To meet you secretly

I'm headed for the trees over there
If that's not a destination
I don't care

The field

Well you just wait
we're lost again
Great, oh just great
We're lost again

Get your mouth out of the gutter
Get your butt back to the sand
If it gets any hotter
Rock your baby in the sun
And beg your big break
We're us again

Shake your big weight
You'll crave again
The field has melted snow in summer
Back with lousy rain
One more star above the clouds
Is not such a bad thing
I have to say
I have to say
One more star above the buoys
Is not such a bad thing

Say it just say
We're safe again
Get your mouth out of the gutter
Get your butt back to the sand
If it gets any hotter
Take your baby by the hand

Limbo

Nice limbo you have here
Nice limbo you have here
Nice field you have on
Baby go back to your womb
Baby go back to your womb

You grow the apples around me
I'll spit the seeds in your grave
Bead me a necklace
A decade I'll wait

Picture this gun
I'm tired of crying
I'm gonna run
I swear you
Move you
To my pores
I'm not gonna cry anymore

Dead is next door
Dead is next door

Baby go back to your womb
Baby go back to your womb

You pulled my limbs one by one in your limbo
You pulled my limbs one by one in your limbo

Tar kissers

Look at this
It don't fit
You've put wildinto it
I'm amazed
You've put wild into it
What can I give you
What can I give

Cool place
I'm amazed
You rock me into space
You put cake
Down my throat
And in my face
What can I give you
What can I take

Kissing you is like kissing gravel
But feel's like getting off
Kissing you is like sinking
Down into the moss
You look better upside down
You look better lying down

On the move
I can lose
All my sympathy for you
Sitting straight
On the back of mother hate
What can I tell you
What can I say

On my knees
I can see
All your better qualities
So you freeze
I make frozen into heat
What can I tell you
That you'll believe

Kissing you is like kissing gravel
But feels like getting drunk
Kissing you is like sinking
Down into the mud
You look better upside down
You look better lying down

For today
I've arranged
To be just enough deranged
To relax
In the arms of someone strange
I promise you today
I promise you today
I promise you today

Tango

Thank you for singing my chains
When I couldn't sleep
Thank you for chaining me to the bed
That was sweet
Sing me to sleep
Sing to me

My sad brother
My sunny lover
How much are you worth
Or do you work

Sometimes you're so heavy
Sometimes I don't feel you at all
Feeling for a lightswitch
I'm feeling this Seconal
I don't like this party
They won't let me make the drinks
So I'm not getting drunk
I don't wanna even think

What's going on
In your corner
If I'm not making friends
You're not making enemies

You lock the cuffs in your pocket
Around my wrist
I'll even let you pretend
That I didn't resist
Sing me a kiss
Sing to me

My sad brother
My sunny lover
How hard do you work
Or do you

I'm so happy
He's talking crap
He just puts me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
Sing to me

My sad brother
My sunny lover
How hard do you come
Or do you

I'm so hazy
You talking crazy
Just puts me to sleep
Sing to me
Put me to sleep
Sing to me
Sing me to sleep


Serene

Sun bakes
The window makes
The sheets hot and wet
At night they're cold and blue
Why do I like you?
'Cause I do
Why do I like you?
'Cause I'd kill to be you

Sweet nothing
Sweet dreams
Serene
Sweet nothing
Sweet Dreams
Serene

Dancing with scissors
Our bones full of wishes
We wait for our plans to come true
Why do I like you?
'Cause I do
Why do I like you?
'Cause I'd kill to be you

Sweet nothing
Sweet dreams
Serene
Sweet nothing
Sweet dreams
Serene

We fill each other's arms
You wanna wish higher
You wanna live higher
Lose control

If you're in the ballpark
Then you can play the game
You know you know the rules
Why do I like you?
'Cause I do
I like you
'Cause I'm thrilled to be here

Sweet nothing
Sweet dreams
Serene
Sweet nothing
Sweet dreams
Serene


Mr. Bones

Wake up now
I wanna wake up now
I wanna wake with your
Weight on me
Arms around
My favorite sound
You make

I could sleep
If I could only think
I'm not alone
With these stars on me
Diamond heat
Cuts me deep
You know

Wake up now
Why don't you wake up now?
Look my heart's
almost breaking
I know that now
Oh but I don't know how
I can give up all this sinking
So wake up now
Why don't you wake with your
Weight on me
Arms around
My favorite sound
You make


Night driving

I feel fine
Want me to drive
It was mist
That you kiss

You can talk a blue streak
You can talk till you're blue
And we won't feel any finer
Than we do

It was mist
That you kiss
Spread the mist
With your fist

You can talk a blue streak
You can talk till you're blue
And we won't feel any finer
Than we do

I like to know you're real
Any scarecrow wears clothes
I like to see your face
Could you turn this way?
Could you turn this way?
Could you turn this way?
There's always something
to pray for
Ham-fisted good will
There's always someone
To pray for
And believe me I will
And believe me I will

Cowbirds

Pack the truck under the moon
Jesus Christ, my lips are red
You ask a lot of the moon
When you ask me to forget
I never asked you to pay my rent
Jesus Christ, my lips are red
God, you turn me on my head
You're gonna haul me back again

I heard cowbirds call us home
I heard cowbirds call us home

Fry your ground, take it
Lie around naked
I think God dripped you out of a sunbeam
Only God dragged you out a tree with me
I pulled you out of a snow bank
I think you grew me out of the dirt
I heard you pulled me out of a church
To worship you
Worship you

I wanna ride inside
I wanna ride inside
I hold both of your fingers tighter
You hold all of my hand, man
I can see right through you
I can see right through you
I double-back and lose for this
I miss you
I miss you

I heard cowbirds call us home

He don't seem so keen
He don't seem so keen to me
He don't seem so keen
He don't seem that keen on me
I never asked him to pay my rent
Jesus Christ, that rose is red
I'm turning it on it's head
Just like he does to me

You suck me dry
I'll never die
You suck me dry
I'll never die
You suck me dry
I'll never die
Me and your rose
Are gonna haul you back again

Shark

This afternoon
Your back's not so straight
Your eyes aren't too clear
I could kiss you
For remembering my birthday
Find you on the dock
Out of money out of luck
You should thank me
For remembering your name
You could be very easy

Spin the shotglass
Kiss the bottle
Shark in your brain
Spin the shotglass
Kill the bottle
Shark in your brain
'Cause she's warm

This afternoon
Your bite's not so bad
Your bark's not too scary
I could kiss you
For remembering my address
Find you in the dumps
Out of money out of drugs
You should thank me
For offering my mattress
You could be very easy

Spin the shotglass
Kiss the bottle
Shark in your brain
Spin the shotglass
Kill the bottle
Shark in your brain
'Cause she's warm

Spin the shotglass
Shoot the bottle
I find angels over drinks
And you're one


White bikini sand

Come clean on the
White bikini sand
Hold me on the
White bikini sand

I wish you would

It's high noon all around
It's hard to spot
The villain and the clown
When you only see through
Heavy, heavy lids

The white bikini sand

A sunburn later
I'm a coward and a fool
Yak about the open road
Yak and yak until today
When a firestorm
Blew them away

John Saul on a
White bikini sand
His shadow on a
White bikini sand
On fire
On fire.

*** Thanx to Morgan who corrected me for this one ***

Throwing Muses

Mercury

I am the opposite of you
You battle your mean spirit
I'm suffering through my own
You answer to no one
I don’t know what that’s like
I honestly don’t know what that’s like

We quit making out to attend this meeting
With old ladies on tremendous amounts of coke
And reeling, I hear my bad voice call
My wayward brain reels
My easily distracted brain reels

Head full of
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury

I am a complement to you
We park in the shade
And somehow equate that with dealing
I hope I don't stomp on your heart
I know what that's like
Believe me, I know what that's like

Head full of
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury
Climbing mercury

Pretty or not

You weren't faking it I guess
Cause her girlfriend drives faster than you
Even on this fucked up road
Where everything is so far away

You make a nice nice noise i guess
And a good night seems likely here
Even on this fucked up road
Where everybody’s so far away

Pretty or not
On top or underneath
You're never, never out of reach

I'm so sorry i'm cardiac baggage
I'm so sorry you feel so bad
I'd do anything to fix you again
I'm so sorry you feel so bad

Is everything feeling ok?
Is everything feeling ok?

You're wound up too tight I guess
The same troubles shaking me apart
Hard lessons the easy way
As everybody falls into place

Pretty or not
On top or underneath
You're never, never out of reach

I'm so sorry i'm cardiac baggage
I'm so sorry you feel so bad
I'd do anything to fix you again
I'm so sorry you feel so bad

Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?
Is everything fading away?

*** Thanx a lot to David for this one ***

Civil Disobedience

Lie down, don't move
Quiet, you
Sick with amazement
I'm soaking and broke
Here's a big fat aspirin
Maybe you'll choke
That's not funny
Get me into your club
Get me off your hook
I want to get excited
I want to be your slave
Ignorance is happiness unless you get paid

And the times never change
I'm running out of days
And we can always run away
And you can always run away with me
And we can always run away
And you can always run away with me
Run away with me
Run away

I don't like you anymore than you know
But I still like you too much
This city's insane
These people are crazy
You can buy me breakfast
And then find me a coat
Back in that apartment I saw too many ghosts to go home
This bread is old
My coffee's cold
We live on toast and coffee
We live on bread and water
We live on Coke and pretzels
We live on bread and water

Times never change
I'm running out of days
And we can always run away
And you can always run away with me
And we can always run away
And you can always run away with me
Run away with me
Run away

I don't like you anymore than you know
But I still like you too much

Pandora's Box

Perfect, perfect body
And a broken nose
Perfect body and two black eyes
Oh don't remind me
I'm right, i'm right behind you

Inside that pandora's box
Was a can of worms
You'll milk that shaved head you move like an insect
I'm right behind you
I'm right behind you

Unholy hotel
What a place to sleep
And that chemical smell
But i'm geting mine
Right there behind you
I'm right, i'm right behind you

Inside that pandora's box
Was a can of worms
You'll milk that shaved head you move like an insect
I'm right behind you
I'm right behind you

That ocean's not so deep
That water's not so dark
Flood of water, bitter sea
That did you like you needed me

Perfect, perfect angel
With a dirty mouth
A perfect angel
But i'm gonna fry
Right there behind
I'm right, i'm right behind you

Inside that pandora's box
Was a can of worms
You'll milk that shaved head you move like an insect
I'm right behind you
I'm right behind you

That ocean's not so deep
That water's not so dark
Flood of water, bitter sea
That did you like you needed me

Status Quo

I dreamed you saw the eyes of a paranoid man
And quit your vision of the millenium
Leaving our hopes in the hands of the psychics

Peace isn't quiet, i'm heading down the freeway
I'm hanging on the frequency of your voice
I'm drunk on the sound of your voice

I dreamed i climbed a hill in the midnight mud
You turned a blind eye to the baby
Leaving our hopes in the hands of the psychos

Peace isn't quiet, i'm heading down the freeway
I'm hanging on the frequency of your voice
I'm drunk on the sound of your voice

There are sapphires in the trees
And the moths as big as bats
Lucky me, to have all that

What do you have on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?

There are sapphires in the trees
And the moths as big as bats
Lucky me, to have all that

What do you have on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?

Speed and Sleep

Was a man took a hand, cleared the ground
Dug a hole we called home
Sprawled here
Eleven years, forty-four seasons
We came unstuck and it stung

Unstuck-ness flew me
Though the air whispered in my ear
This is chaos and it stings
Tiny strings across the United States
Run from you to me and to everyone we ever breathed with

I don't care if you're sad
I don't care if you're heart is breaking
You soothe me and you turn me on
Speed and sleep

I lock the dogs in the car
And cut across the parking
L'm far away today
But I might as well not be

You quit making mistakes
I might not leave
You quit making mistakes
I might just stay

*** Thanx a lot to David for this one ***

Portia

I like this place, it's a zoo
It seems to agree with you
I still want this to be a fraternity
Not a spastic appeal for another

Like frat boys who sleep together we party better
All the world loves a lover

A portia spider clue
Your enemy's still you
I still want this to be a fraternity
Not a halfway house girl and her doctor

Like frat boys who sleep together we party better
We know what it means to be a brother

I am unshaken
I am unshaken
I am unshaken
I am unshaken

When you're dizzy and time-tripping
Hack away at your memory
Even when it makes you sad I'll be waiting
All you see are possibilities
And your own killer expectations

Like spiders without a victim
We're ready for action
All the way home

I am unshaken
I am unshaken
I am unshaken
I am unshaken

Solar dip

Everybody's soaking wet, ready for the solar dip
It was so easy to fly, it was so easy to fly
Thunder in the blue sunshine
When did this city die?
I'm sick of turning you off
I'm sick of turning you off

After an afternoon of insatiable begging
Every frenzy is real
Skin is singing, hands are burning
Everybody is healed
I am good enough for someone, good enough for you

Flown way out in space
Who's on your tapes?
Who's in your wall?
Who's in your way?
Who keeps you soft?
Who makes you late?
Who do you call when you're ok?
And when you're not?
I'm so mad i could spit
I'm so mad i could spit

I don't invite chaos
It's just that they hate us
I'm sick of pissing them off
I'm sick of pissing them off

After an afternoon of mysterious fighting
Every frenzy is real
Skin is singing
Hands are burning
Everybody is healed
I am good enough for someone
Good enough for you

Flown way out in space
Who's in your face?
Who's in yoru heart?
Who do you pay?
What have you got?
Who complicates your easy plot?
Who hesitates and then you're lost?

*** Thanx a lot to David for this one ***

Epiphany

Now I know why
You are the way you are
You’ll see the air
The tactful past

Which is more forgiving
Than these last moments

We are the last of your faithful, well, friends
We love the crash that accompanies epiphany

You don’t have low self esteem
You don’t have any self esteem at all

You float around, don’t touch the ground
What little confidence you had
Is melting away

We are the last of your faithful, well, friends
We love the crash that accompanies epiphany

I refuse to lose control
You do look handsome under wal-mart lights though...

Los Flamingos

Kissing through the weekend
We can prove we're perfect
On a mattress made of wasted time
A safe hotel room is a catacomb
Nobody cheats after dark
Lost flamingos lost their bark

I can see myself and
I'm eating out of your hand
On a carpet made of everything

A safe hotel room is a catacomb
Nobody sees you in the dark
Lost flamingos lost their bark

I'm still waiting, I'm still here
Is that how come you're so mad?
I want all you never had

Your nose is broken
But your mouth is working
There's a rainbow on the bathroom wall

A safe hotel room is a catacomb
Nobody loses in the dark
Lost flamingos lost their bark

I'm still waiting, I'm still here
Is that how come you're so mad?
I want all you never had

Half blast

Sleep, the great dream killer
And leave them great
Ass-kisser on TV
To wake up all of me
An underwater makeup
The service, of what you don’t see
Oh-ohh

Empathetic listening
In the dark room, and at the TV
You won’t have to watch them grow
They don’t hurry, they all wanna be
You in a ballroom
You don’t spit on your dancing feet
Oh-oh-oh

Come outside, everyone’s outside
Come outside, everyone’s outside
Come outside, everything’s alright
Look at these crazy stars

Oh you pushed me so hard
I’m waiting to fall down
Do you holler Hollywood
Half full and thin

Lovers have blast and have baby
Our bodies have weight and have motion
Together we settle into the home

What a beautiful face
Cracking through the ice and
Following two rattlesnakes
And your basic appetite

Shuddering and the smoking roses
Shivering in the bright sun

I’m following to wild places
To see what God has done
And settle into the blue

Come outside, everyone’s outside
Come outside, everyone’s outside
Come outside, everything’s alright
Look at these crazy stars

Boy you pushed me so hard
I’m waiting to fall down
Do you holler Hollywood
Half full and thin

Love is half blast and half vacant
Our bodies have weight and have motion
Together we settle into the home

*** Thanx a lot to Christine & Moon for this one ***

Flying

Wig out on me
One more time, i swear
We'll take this outside
I take you to pretty places
You'd think you'd just take the rest in stride
Wrong
But if i'd known fucking with a payphone would've got me this
I would've tried sooner

Why can't i sleep, in here?
Bury me, bury me inside him
Familiar faces never lie
You think they know what's coming
Wrong
But if i'd thought keeping us apart did any good
I would've died sooner

I make you so sad
What can i do, what can i do?
I worry so bad
What can i do, what can i do?

I make you so mad
What can i do, what can i do?
I want you so bad
What can i do, what can i do?

Wig out on me
I don't mind, i swear
By now i almost like it
This place is fascinating when you're here
But when you're not, it's not
But if i'd known leaving every home would get me here
I would've gone sooner

Purgatory/Paradise

Smoky Hands 1

Waiting for an angle of the light
Some sound
A certain level of humility
When memories pile up like snow
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If you trip and don't fall
On the carnal rug
Melting with humility
When weaker people might succumb

Morning Birds 1

Rain
I couldn't sleep anyway
I couldn't sleep anyway
I couldn't sleep anyway
I couldn't sleep anyway (sleep anyway)
The hole you left is full of rain
The hole you left is full of rain (the hole you left is full of)
Rain
The hole you left is full of rain
The hole you left is full of rain (the hole you left is full of rain)
Rain
Rain
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Morning birds screamed all night
If there was just a little light left
Something to grow into panic
Homeless, coming home
I could not stop moving, now
I can't move
I miss you
I bet I take this lying down

Sleepwalking 2

Sleepwalking, I'm waiting it out
Sleepwalking, I'm waiting it out
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
This is too short a pier
It is too sharp here

Sleepwalking, I'm waiting it out
Sleepwalking, I'm waiting it out

Sunray Venus

Unfrightened, careless
Unfrightened, blank
We sit at the young man's feet
Mouths working
And no one remembers to pray
Working in dull light
Another island
Where no one remembers to pray
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Open your mouth, you're blessed for the moment
Kisses all around
Sunray venus, crushed underfoot
And kisses all around

Leaving that is limbo
Hell, I remember you
Touched, withered, crushed in a moment
Brought your body down
Slid your brain around

That's some disease you've got there
A lousy friend
Pour your heart out at his feet
Crying, puking

Still no one remembers your name
Feel your way through sound
Another island
Where no one remembers your name

Open your mouth, you're blessed for the moment
Kisses all around
Sunray venus, crushed underfoot
And kisses all around

Open your mouth and fall through the cracks
Kisses all around
Sunray venus, crushed underfoot
And kisses all around

Leaving that is limbo
Hell, I remember you

Cherry Candy 1

Cherry candy
Sparkler tongue
I hope we won't be friends for long
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Desert snowfalls melt by noon
The motorcycle crash and the moon

It was just a blister
The sun shone
On the city harder
Than it did at home

Film

Movies on your face
Film on my skin
I told you pal
I'm holding down the fort
'Til you come back
Through pulsing attack

I told you hon
I'm holding on
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Goofy smile on your face
All shit-eating grin
I told you pal
I'm holding down the fort
'Til you come back
Through pulsing attack

I told you hon
I'm holding on

Opiates

In spite of everything, like redoubled efforts to glide backward
To go in both directions, this dumb boat still doesn't fly
And that's no way to let a body down
I believe in balancing after a month of midnights in hot water
Scalded under holy water, punctuated with the punch of opiates

And that's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Standing with a bulging fist of nickles for the parking meter
That's the art and science part of your eccentric sleight of hand
And that's no way to cool a body down
I believe in violencing after a feast of fasting on hot water
Scalded within by holy sin, punctuated with the punch of opiates

And that's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down
That's no way to bring a body down

Cherry Candy 2

Your sandy profile
A wild high tide
You spit laugh a caption to the ride
It was just a blister
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The sun shone
On the city harder
Than it did at home

Freesia

Old home night
You bent, like the jackals outside
I wish, you lisp
What's the matter, don't you like
The way it all went down

Up all night
That city hates you, won't let you walk right
You list, you kissed your last victim
Don't you like the way it all went down
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Creep past god
Worth a shot
You deserve it, times are hard
I'll drink, you'll think
What's the matter
How's your heart

All night, eyes bright
Like the jackals outside
I wish, you lisp
What's the matter, don't you like
The way it all went down

Sunset on the floor
A red and orange doorway
Freesia from the walk home
Bends down low
And you don't know

Curtains 1

Slept on another ugly couch
Stayed clean, like you taught me
I had no idea it was holy
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
It was full of holes
First rule, don't speak
I limit myself to one word, your name

Triangle Quantico

That's triangle quantico
I finally ask:
'How much sugar do you need'
Hey, how much is a joke
Hey, how much sugar
No idea
I have no idea
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
That's triangle quantico
I frantically ask
'How much sugar do you need'
Hey, how much is a joke
How much sugar
No idea
I have no idea

Morning Birds 2

You know it'd be a justified sin
You know it'd be a justified sin
You know it'd be clean
You know it'd be purifying
You know it'd be purifying
You know it'd be clean
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Morning birds screamed all night
If there was just a little fright left
Something to grow into panic
Homeless, coming home
I could not stop moving, now
I can't move
I miss you
I can't move
I miss you

Lazy Eye

It might be electrical
I left a broken impression anyway
It might be blood or Coke
On the front step of Store twenty four

Keep your lazy eye in line
Sometimes we see so clearly with tears in our eyes
You whisper warm space advice
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You always had it in for me
Steep down, earthly and otherworldly tragedy
Shake it off
Or just go back to sleep

Keep your lazy eye in line
Sometimes we see so clearly with tears in our eyes
Sometimes we see so clearly with fear in our eyes
You whisper warm space advice

Blurry 1

You crawl up the street
Soft and crawling
Lucky you, lucky me

Spinning, spun out
Wet between your toes
It's a harsh, hot wind
And it blows
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Frosted over
Web over your face
Me boiling, you frozen in place
Blurry, blurry, blurry
Blurry

Slippershell

You soft soap
The soft-shelled
The porous
Morons like me
And you're not sorry

Piece of cake
To shake off
Principles
Hard-won scruples
And pretty virtue
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Crushed into the bottom of mud-yellow sand
Like a slippershell
Chrome, like phosphorescent teeth in mud-yellow skin
You're a slippershell
And you can go to hell

Hard water
Down your throat
Down your back
Hard to say it's hard luck when you're so happy
Hard to say it's hard luck when we had it coming

Crushed into the bottom of mud-yellow sand
Like a slippershell
Chrome, like phosphorescent teeth in mud-yellow skin
You're a slippershell
And you can go to hell

Maybe see me there
Can't you see it's a white-out made of chrome
Can't you see the white-out
It's why I piss and moan
It's why I can't go home
Wallet full of fat
Belly full of milk
You're touchingly, deeply fulfilled
You're very old
You're very new
You're touchingly, deeply confused
Can't you see it's a white-out made of chrome
Can't you see the white-out
It's why I piss and moan
It's why I can't go home
Can't you see the white-out
Can't you see the white-out
Can't you see the white-out
No
I guess you don't
I guess you don't
I guess you don't
I guess you don't
I guess you don't
I guess you don't
I guess you don't

Bluff

I called your bluff
So come out
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I called your bluff
Now you can't drown

Blurry 2

You crawl up the street
Soft and crawling
Lucky you, lucky me

Spinning, spun out
Wet between your toes
It's a harsh, hot wind
And it blows
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Frosted over
Web over your face
Me boiling, you frozen in place
It wasn't pristine
But only 'cause nothing ever is

Terra Nova

Sitting on a guard rail
Facing traffic jam by highway sun
On a guard rail
Facing traffic jam by highway sun
Not done
Just gone away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Nothing's perfect 'til it's better
Nothing's okay today

What kind of loser chooses a swan dive over a swan song
You forfeit alcohol, caffeine, religion, beauty and hope
Nothing's perfect but the weather
It feels like LA today

Sitting on a guard rail
Facing traffic jam by highway sun
On a guard rail
Facing traffic jam by highway sun
Not done
Just gone away

Walking Talking

Let's go out in the rain
Rolling thunder and fog
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
All we want is more
Our walkie-talkies hiss

You're the bravest sissy I know
All I want is more

Milan

What makes you gold-flecked
You talk backwards, like I do
Hold still, your cold voodoo
Just smacked her upside the head

Blood squeezed through your veins
You wear memories as false pain
Who better than you
To bless her, baptize the dead

All's fair in New Orleans
So spend the night whispering
Can't stand the heat, get out of here
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Warm blooded, cold hearted
You can't finish what you started
Can't stand the heat, get out of here

Clear sailing, murky water
You're still the smoothest talker
All twisted up, ham-fisted
You don't want the devil's daughter
Wasted, inebriated
You don't want her, but you brought her here

All's fair in New Orleans
So spend the night whispering
Can't stand the heat, get out of here

Warm blooded, cold hearted
You can't finish what you started
Can't stand the heat, get out of here

One step backward, you lost your way
Your haunted virtue, you threw it away

Curtains 2

You took down doors and hung up curtains
Second rule, don't leave
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You leak like your porch, is all
You leak like your skull, holey

Folding Fire 1

Folding fire
Out of paper
Look, the flames are walking
Strung out, kissing
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Isn't it a lovely afternoon
Isn't it a lovely afternoon
Then we go outside
Then we go outside

(Keep your lazy eye in line)
(Keep your lazy eye in line)
(Keep your lazy eye in line)

Static

Your mouth fell out of the sky and suddenly
I had it memorized
But honestly, it's like you're dead

A pretty picture of you breathing air
And you're just standing there
Static

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road
Your road is in the dark
Is in the sun, in the rain and cold
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You're cold, you're made of heat
You're made of skin, made of cloth and bone
Your bones are made of sponge
Are made of plexiglass, tin and hope

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road
Your road is in the dark
Is in the sun, in the rain and cold

You're cold, you're made of heat
You're made of skin, made of cloth and bone
Your bones are made of sponge
Are made of plexiglass, tin and hope

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road
Your road is in the dark
Is in the sun, in the rain and cold

You're cold, you're made of heat
You're made of skin, made of cloth and bone
Your bones are made of sponge
Are made of plexiglass, tin and hope

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road
Your road is in the dark
Is in the sun, in the rain and cold

You're cold, you're made of heat
You're made of skin, made of cloth and bone
Your bones are made of sponge
Are made of plexiglass, tin and hope

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road
Your road is in the dark
Is in the sun, in the rain and cold

You're cold, you're made of heat
You're made of skin, made of cloth and bone
Your bones are made of sponge
Are made of plexiglass, tin and hope

Your hope is on the wing
Is on a bus tearing down the road

Clark's Nutcracker

Snap our skulls shut, spark off yesterday
Phantom brain headaches
Such a loud laugh in the platinum sun
The platinum blasted sun

'Cause you're a-wired
You just crumple up
You just tumble down, don't you
I mean, you know you do

Said a mouthful through a mouthful of
Ginger ale and love
Lift our platinum sun
Us too shall pass
We're made of glass
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
It's complicated
You just crumple up
You just hunker down, don't you

It's complicated
You just crumple up
You just hunker down, don't you
I mean, you know you do

Dripping Trees

You a clean spark or a twisted pair of feet
Well look at me
Set down to clock time
Spit them up at the trees, the dripping trees
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
These wicked memories
It all comes down eventually

Sleepwalking 1

Even on the island
Even on the island where everything matters
And in a year
And in a year when everything happens

Maybe you're not as clean as you think
You really want to take me for a ride
Pissed at god, nature on your side
Sleepwalking, we stop at nothing

And maybe you shouldn't, you know, drive a forklift today
In the hands of others
You find mothers where you find them
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You were underwater
You were wet, you were messed up
Maybe you're not as high as you think
You really want to take me for a ride

Pissed at god, nature on your side
Sleepwalking, we stop at nothing
And maybe you should, you know, make a phone call today

Speedbath

And ever since, there's only heartbreaking you
Maybe you should've let me drown

All I wanted was to swim out to sea
I only wanted us to swim out to sea
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Maybe you should've let me drink
Maybe you should've let me speed

Quick

Who did you cut down to the quick
You know it's true
Hold back, you been saved
Hold your breath, you been saved
Hold your tongue, you been saved
Maintain your ground

Smooth, you take a shower when you can't take anymore
Nostalgic flowers wind their way around your core

'Til you peer into the moment
The danger, clear and present
Can't keep your eyes shut anymore
You're naked on the floor
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
How did you know him
The trouble I was in
Hold back, we're not safe
Hold your breath, we're not safe
Hold your tongue, we're not safe
Maintain your ground

Smooth, you take a shower when you can't take anymore
Nostalgic flowers wind their way around your core

'Til you peer into the moment
The danger, clear and present
Can't make your mind up anymore
You're naked on the floor

Dripping Trees 2

These liquid memories
These liquid memories
It all comes down eventually

Glass Cats

So leave the bottom feeders to their old shrines
We'll hang in heaven with our own kind
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Sunday morning sleet
Just a little mercy
Boy, you make it shine
Outside it's blue
In this house it's golden
Boy, you make it shine
So leave the bottom feeders to their old shrines
We'll hang in heaven with our own kind

Non Albums Tracks

A feeling

(The Fat Skier EP)

A feeli-i-i-i-ing
A feeli-i-i-i-ing

I never could see anyone besides you
Believe it or not (probably not)

A feeli-i-i-i-ing
A feeli-i-i-i-ing

Something ? when it's something little(?)
And you just wanted something to do

A feeli-i-i-i-ing
A feeli-i-i-i-ing
A-oh-oh-whaa...

Sight scent sense sound touch (taste you)
Sight scent sense sound touch (taste you)
(One time sight mind touch you)

A feeli-i-i-i-ing
Sight scent sense sound touch (taste you)
A feeli-i-i-i-ing

I never could see anyone besides
Besides you (probably not)

A feeli-i-i-i-ing
Sight scent sense sound touch (taste you)
A feeli-i-i-i-ing
A-oh-oh-whaa...

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who corrected this one ***

Amazing Grace

(Counting Backwards EP)

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me

I was once lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see

'Tis Grace that taught
My heart to fear
And Grace my fears relieved

Now precious dear
That Grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers
Toils and snares
I have already come

'Tis Grace has brought
Me safe this far
And Grace will lead me home

When we've been there
Ten thousand years
Bright shining as a sun

We've no less days
To sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me

I was once lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see

An Intimate Conversation

Kristin :
There was a girl named Pike.
Pike was different from the other kids in some ways.
She had huge yellow teeth which jutted out from her face,
Particularly when she was angry and curled her lips back.
Her favorite food was oatmeal, gummy and sticky and glue-like.
Actually, it was her only food.
Pike's mother would try to feed her Pop-Tarts and fish sticks,
But Pike would calmly remove the offensive food
And fix herself a bowl of oatmeal which she would strap onto her head with Scotch tape
And then walk around the house while she ate, masticating wildly.
Pike's manner of dress was odd.
She refused to wear any shoes
But some ratty old platforms she'd found in the garbage.
You couldn't tell they were ratty and old
Though as she had covered them with tinfoil

David :
For these reasons alone, Pike was ostracized at school.
The other children picked on her, called her "Mary" and other names, pulled her hair and stuff.
It was difficult for them to accept her into the peer group, given her idiosyncrasies.
Pike was different. Often, her mother would have little fits,
When she could take Pike's strangeness no more,
Ranting about "what had she done wrong,"
And "how she could have raised her weird daughter differently,"
And "why did her weird daughter do this to her."
These fits had no effect on the girl however,
Pike would merely place one hand aside each eye and stare directly ahead,
Sometimes lending a swift kick in her mother's shin.

Kristin :
Even the family dog, Mike, seemed determinedly against her.
He was always nipping her feet and chasing her into rooms where she didn't want to be.
But the last straw was the morning she woke to a pair of aerobic shoes sitting by her bed.
Accustomed to these minor intrusions, she stepped over them and reached for her ratty platforms.
They were gone. At least they weren't where she left them.
She called for her mother and inquired as to their location,
But there was no answer, and there were no ratty platforms anywhere in the apartment
Only a pile of broken glass in front of the shattered living room window.
And there on the sidewalk, four stories down, lay here special tinfoil shoes in a tattered heap.

David :
As she swept up the glass fragments, Pike decided to leave.
This was not a difficult decision,  given that Mike was biting at her heels and barking very loudly.
She leapt over the mongrel and had just enough time to grab some provisions and some tape, before Mike lunged.
Pike ran barefoot into the elevator, panting. It felt good to leave.
She hated the apartment and that stupid dog. In fact, she hated the whole city.
But she loved her shoes, and even her yellow jutting teeth, no matter how unpopular they were at school.
Pike walked barefoot out onto the street, barefoot along the sidewalk
Scooped up her shiny, rumpled platforms and continued barefoot along the road.

Kristin :
As the noises of the city faded, she discovered a whole new world, a lot of green, and room for bird sounds.
Cars didn't drive so fast, and children played happily.
They didn't seem to be full of Pop-Tarts and fish sticks.
On and on she walked, and soon came to a stream.
On and on she walked through the stream, against the current, her platforms dangling from her shoulder.
As dusk gathered and night began to fall, the sounds of greenness enveloped her.
She caught sight of that for which she had been searching: a big square entirely filled with grass.
She then knew what she had been born to do.
Calmly she stepped out of the stream and into her shoes and walked towards it.
She poured some oats right out of the packet, into the bowl and taped herself to it.
Slowly, she walked to the middle of the field, looked up to the stars and masticated wildly.
What blood type do you have?

David :
I don't know. I've never been, I don't think I've ever

Kristin :
There are only a few. You could just say one.

David :
O

*** Thanx a lot to Ripley who trancribed all this conversation ***

And a she-wolf after the war

(The Fat Skier EP)

So it's cowboys in flying colors riding home
Leave my tears alone, it's too funny
Ah-ah-ahhh...

It's me and she spilling jewels and collarbones gray
(waste of time now I don't want cold, lonely)
Side by side little? down the road
And a she-wolf, my face one more square
Don't be afraid, it's my road
Once more alone

I can see them riding over the hills
Cowboy hats are back in,
This is the future (and this is your future) after the war
And I don't eat anymore

It's me and she spilling jewels and collarbones gray
(Frank Lloyd Wright, try to sleep under a dome under the sky)

Side by side they go down the road
It's my road, once more alone

As a warm gun thanking her
She makes me dangerous
Blood on our teeth

Ready?

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who corrected this one ***

Ant song

Multi-colored plastic spheres
Everything we want to know is in them
And we know it, and we know it;
We're an ant.
You have six left to build your ant house
U-Boy? No, Birthday. Oh!
All your balls of knowledge
But there's only one that's wisdom
It's the apple, pick the apple -
Not the bomb.
Stockpiled inside you
You're too tall
Oh gain your balance
Or you fall.
High HOPES.

Bird of paradox

Here's a crippled princess . . .
The people would have died for her had she shown any goodness
But behind her wheelchair she kept all that she needed and she liked girls
The townspeople shunned her
Quiet and aloof the princess made them all wonder
But behind her glazed eyes she knew only she needed one feeling supplied
Realize You (is the story)
Realize Me (I'm slipping down . . . 1, 2, 3, 4)

Dance around play around fool around dream around
Wall around jump around run around tool around feel around

AaaaaaaaAAAAAA AAAAAAA ooo She fits
Aqua ballerina lights a match
She knows their (sic) all watching but dances for just one one one one child
Save the guitar ! Save the bass ! Drums ! yeah yeah yeah yeah
She's burning my building down
Divine Disgusting (is the dream)
It could be (I'm flipping out . . . 1, 2, 3, 4)

Dance around play around fool around dream around
Wall around jump around run around tool around feel around

Capital A

( T.Donelly )

Do they appreciate
Slap an art over everything they see
Luxury
It's a luxury
Sell out, sell out
No conditions
Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice
It's a luxury
Stare, stare
Unleash, unleash
That's the other side
It is luxury
And run till it hurts
Until you bleed and don't
Lose your mind until you
Call me and words, all
Words molest, molest; it's
Strife, strife, strife, for
Your life, all beating, and
Breathing and running

Catch

Catch catch catch catch catch catch catch
Catch a bullet in your teeth.
I put my head in the sand oh boy, oh boy, oh boy
Hi
Bad, big bridges. Big, big buildings Blue boy
It's raining out here
It's freezing out here
Catch a bullet in your head.
I'll put my teeth in the sand oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
Uh, rain
Bad, big bridges Big, big buildings Blue boy
The tears from one eye fall into the other
It's taxing out here

City Of The Dead

(Firepile EP)

(... in the city of the dead)

I won't stay awake if I can't kiss your fingers
The creole porter misses you but I don't
It's like Saint Peter said in the city of the dead
The creole porter misses you but I don't

It's like Saint Louis said in the city of the dead
So stop your talking in my dreams
I won't stay married 'cause you won't stay buried
Stop your talking in my dreams

I think of all the dead girls
I think of all the dead girls

Clear and great

Your eyes so clear
That your face goes on and on
Its lasts a long, long time
You could be very easy . . .
The beast within
Can I come to your house?
I love to dance
I got this fear f-f-f
Of rejection; I can't call you
Look at me!
You could be very happy . . .
Tongue
You make my face, too
Thunder and lightning
You could be very easy . . .
Your eyes so clear
And your face goes on and on
It lasts a long, long time!
Clear and great
Clear and great
Great.

Cottonmouth

(Counting Backwards EP)

Take my sister out of here
Screw this bar
Put my sister in your car
Who called me jailbait?
Who called me jailbait?
Who called me jailbait, here?

Put my sister in your care
Take her out of here
Don't call me jailbait
Don't call me jailbait
Don't call me jailbait, hear

You snake
You cottonmouth
You snake
Cottonmouth
I hope you remember me this way
I hope you remember me this way

The more he likes me
The more I drink
I think the more I drink
The more he likes me
I got the shakes
I got the shakes
I got the shakes

You snake
You cottonmouth
You snake
Cottonmouth
I still want to drive you to the wall
I still want to drive you to the wall

Crayon sun

(Bright Yellow Gun EP)

Scrunched up face in a picture book
Feet don't reach the bathroom floor
Photos flying through the air
Neighbors tree needs me to climb
This what I am, this is what I am
Crayon sun hung on the fence
Someone laughts at my shoes on wrong
This is what I am, this is what I am
Finger pointed at the moon
Little scare and the thunder boom
Counting cars from my screen door
Reaching out for a hand to hold
This is what I am, this is what I am
Crayon sun on all the pants
Someone lacing my shoes up wrong
This is what I am, this is what I am

*** Thanx a lot to dd who corrected some mistakes ***

Cry baby cry

( The Beatles Version )

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
Cry baby cry

The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
Cooking breakfast for the queen
The queen was in the parlour
Playing piano for the children of the king

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
Cry baby cry

At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark
Voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
Cry baby cry

Cry baby cry

(Chains Changed EP)

I wanna cry
On a roof
I - the third time
You will lose

He moved me
And the chains changed
I take a nervous face
Month after month after more
Mouth after mouth after her

I said a nightmare
Complete with barking dogs and coke machines
Keep feeling like a baby chicken
Keep touching life's basement

"I'm obviously confused," I said,
"I'm more more worried for you than for me"
I yell

Cry baby cry
Cry fight it
I'm not ever getting out
I'm always getting sicker

You're the person that took me
I found last September in a notebook
It was too much for the book to hold
That's how come I wore raincoats

I said first a suicide without a note
And now a note without a suicide
First a look without a note
And now a note without a suicide

She said "maybe death is my answer,
But love is the answer of life"

He moved me and the chains changed
I take a nervous face
Month after month after more
Mouth after mouth after her

I said a nightmare
Complete with barking dogs and coke machines
Keep feeling like a baby chicken
Keep touching life's basement

Cry baby cry cry
I fight it
Im not ever getting out
I'm always getting sicker, sicker

I found last September in a notebook
It was too much for the book to hold
I lean on some

She said "first a suicide without a note
And now a note without a suicide."
I said "maybe death is my answer,
But love is the answer of life."


Desert

( Elaine Adamedes )

Dying in the desert he is dreaming of the water down the bathroom drain,
Thinking of the oceans and the rain.
What are you doing with your time?
He's using it to elongate his mind (elongate his mind)
It moves (and stretches with the curves and lines) and it gives
Tongue is made of paper sickly whitish and his eyes no longer see the light.
Language has been stripped of him for good.
Slowly he seems to sidestep time
and using it he elongates his mind (elongates his mind)
It moves and gives
Miles and miles of body then he's tiny just a grain then he exists no more
Funeral tears that might have saved his life
Squeezing he slips to ride with time
And using it he elongates his mind (elongates his mind)
It moves and gives.

Finished

(Chains Changed EP)

With a loud noise
Everything breaks,
Everything falls
Rips open, leaves a hole

Follow the black moon in
Follow the flashing gates
Alone at last....

Bury it inside, bury it
Bury it inside, bury it...
Come home...

His wife died, saw her face
Revealed, refused,
Coming home
Kept it outside,
Laughed it goodbye

He wants tears, he cries
Turning it out blind
Leaving home

Goodbye
He says there
I cannot say goodbye
Finished

Hope this dog dont spin me around again
Your face in paragraphs,
Caught in a game of hope
A year, found another year
A year, found another year
when we sit at a table
There's fire between the guests
When your hands dont touch
There's sand in your place

And fire under your nail
Nobody knew, so nobody cared
Nobody knows...

Fish

I
Have a fish nailed
To a cross
On my apartment wall
It sings to me with glassy eyes
And quotes from Kafka
I sings to me

An eel is squirming on my couch
He's talking up a storm
I'm laughing at his face
He slithers down across the floor
I'm laughing

I
Have a man
It follows my hips with his hands
Don't worry (I'm laughing)
Dance in the road (I have a man)
And it explodes
(It follows my lips with his melting eyes)
Don't worry
Dance in the road

Fellow turns a fishy eye from the counter
I feel at his hand
Stalking in the grey
The girl behind the counter
Sees a fin (school)

An eel slithers to the chalkboard
It writes 1 plus 1 plus 2 plus 3 plus 4 plus 5
plus 6 plus 6 plus 6 plus 6 plus 6 plus 6
Don't worry
Dance in the road
And it explodes
Don't worry
Dance in the road

The house is reeling
I'm kneeling by the tub
Lonely is as lonely does
Lonely is an eyesore
The feeling describes itself

I
Have a man
It follows my hips with his hands
I'm laughing
At a man
It follows my lips with his melting eyes

Don't worry
Dance in the road
And it explodes
Don't worry
Dance in the road
Eye...

I'm painting his eye in the middle of the floor
Fish is frozen in my living room
Stares out of a block of ice
With one melting eye... eye... eye...
(Whoo!) Aced it
Sick

Heel Toe

Fireflies, in his eyes
You could wonder too
Heel toe, heel toe

Catwalk in his future memories
You could wonder too
Heel toe, heel toe

Rain sings to kings
Mothers disappear
Heel toe, heel toe

Fireflies, in your eyes
I'll carry you
Heel toe, heel toe
I'll carry you
Heel toe, heel toe
I'll carry you
Heel toe, heel toe

Garoux des larmes

(The Fat Skier EP)

This is my house, roll out the red carpet
Doghead in the window
Never was a little girl

Have wine, I can't drink yet
Day pianos I can't afford
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Garoux des larmes
Des filles
Filles de larmes
Délire des larmes
Des joues
Larmes de joues

Run, run, mama, mama
Drink until you drop
Die until it stops

Volée des cloches
Vouez, vomir, volez (?)
Vive violemment (?)
Vous, voie, vieillard voûté (?)

I look down on
And all of a sudden realise
That I had on a shirt
That said take me for granted
And they did and did
I put him on
I get it, I take it
So I were guilty
Might be for a long time
If I wore
And I did
And somebody didn't see
I did I did

(Garoux des larmes, des filles, filles des larmes
Délire des larmes, des joues, larmes des joues)

I found these shoestrings
And they say 'Watch'

This is my house, roll out the red carpet
Hoghead on a ragdoll
Never was a little girl

Run, run, mama, mama
Drink until you drop
Die until it stops

Volez, voyons
Vide, vive et germe (?)
Voilé, vierge
Vil, vire, vitré (?)

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated this one ***

(?) : I'm french and I can't tell you these lines seems to be wrong!
but i don't understand myself what kristin sings!!!

Handsome Woman

(Firepile EP)

That handsome woman
Cried barrels for you
Stick her in, you don't

"Catch all this," he said
"Hold on to the floor
I don't love you any more
I don't love you any more"

Draft another Bible

That handsome woman
Cried barrels for you
Sneak her in, you dope
Sneak her in, you dope

Draft another Bible

*** Thanx to Morgan who corrected me for this one ***

Hillbilly

Kick their heads and they roll off
Don't help and they foam and cry
Kick their heads and they roll off
Don't get help, and they stroll home and cry
18 holes to kill
18 stomachs raw
Hard ransacked butchered my own life, oh my
And when the wounds go home
And all the breakfast's gone
I lay where I don't care, anyone, anyone
Kick their heads and they roll off
Don't get help and they foam and cry

'Cause you're no baby
'Cause you're no honey
'Cause you're no party
'Cause your no baby
'Cause you're no midnight brawl
'Cause you're no naked sprawl
'Cause you won't take her there
Take me anywhere
I don't care

You could hitch a ride
You could watch me drive
Let's be opposed to style
When you do (I'm better off dead)
When you do (I'm better off dead)
Winter's a lifeline to follow
I have better places to go

Kick their heads and they roll off
Don't get help and then

'Cause you're no baby
'Cause you're no honey
'Cause you're no party
'Cause you're no baby
'Cause you're no midnight brawl
'Cause you're no naked sprawl
But you won't take her there
Take me anywhere
I don't care

Hysterical bending

Hysterical bending
Can't speak
Hysterical woman
Screams I think
A head holds the bending
A woman can't be helped
This river runs
Like water through hell
What am I doing on a mountain
Green water to flame
This trance says
I can't be contained
Tributaries fly
Hold this solid
Melt this solid
Rain rain
A girl's body is solid
How do I melt
How do I melt
Without dying
Hysterical woman
Can't speak
Hysterical woman
Screams I think
This river runs
Like water through hell
What am I doing on a mountain
I hate the rain
This trance says
I can't be contained
Fly babies fly
Hold this solid
Melt this solid
Rain rain

Jak

(Firepile EP)

Pull your lover 'round by the nose...
You'll never get to see how the garden grows
But if you go forth so...
You can't stop the smell of roses
Eighteen things at once
You spread yourself so thin
You could not find a basket
To put all your eggs in

Mikey row the boat ashore
...
If you walk next to the ...
You got a lose a little of something

Jak of all trades and a master of none
How can a person get anything done?
You can fool yourself, you can fool anyone
Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak
Jak of all trades and a master of none
How can a person get anything done?
You can fool yourself, you can fool anyone
Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak Jak
Jak of all trades
Jak of all trades
Jak of all trades

Let's go outside

( T. Donelly )

I had a dream
I dreamed that I dreamed the answers to all your questions
And then I woke up
No answers
No chance of sleep
Let's go outside - its getting darker
Let's go outside - it's getting late
Let's go outside
I work a lot
I go overtime, I work for you
But when that whistle blows I roll my sleeves up
Punch out in my right mind
Let's go outside.

Like A Dog

(Bright Yellow Gun EP)

Search the world for something for you
(For something for you)
Nothing's sweet enough
To kiss me like you do

Built the walls in your front door
So you know how to leave
Give your love
You know how to breathe
Feel your lips and tongue
So you know how to fly
I give you life
So I can never die
Something so much like heaven
Nothing's so much like rain

You have everything
Give your hands
So they know how to maim
So it knows how to pray
You are right
You were right
The sweetest

Machismo

"I've got the little girls! I've got all the little girls!"
I lights the cigarettes
I can do cool thing
I like exist and that's all
Save me! Come on, baby Baby, come on
Don't go for parties
Make my face hurt!
I only take people I want
Save me! Come on, baby Baby, come on
Talk in quotation marks
Now watch me do me!
Chick, chick, chick . . .
Save me Come on, baby Baby, come on
I'm on fire Baby, come on.

Pools in eyes

(The Fat Skier EP)

I called you
I told you
I guess I always wanted you
Is that stupid?
I'm so untrue and that's too bad
I can't stand
I found a little squirrel
A little dead
A little head
A little fist
Why did I think of you
I''ve always wondered what he said
And what he meant
And that's too bad

You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see squirrels
You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see squirrels/swirls? in your poison

I'm here again
I'm alone again, I'm talking again
And wanting
I saw the gimp girl today, she's walking in between you
She walks circles
Spins around you
She lives on looks
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, no-oh-oh...

Where are your legs?
Where are your legs?
I'll always wonder what she meant and
That's too bad

He's a statue and she is broken
She's so broken again
He's a statue, they say she broke him
She's so broken all out again

You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see pools in eyes
You can't see me in your poison

I thought this hardness was a shell
It's a hard, hard
Hard core

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who corrected this one ***

Raise the Roses

The kids were flying today
Don't call her girlfriend, we were saying
And I was locked into a frame
But listening again
Don't wait up for me I know what God wants

Raise the roof, don't pay rent
Raise the roof, yeah

I was purified today
And feeling now I can be pretty
And he is feeling very rude
But listening again
I hear my pillow screaming find him

Raise the roof, don't pay rent
Raise the roof, yeah

He wants if she decks out with the(?)
Quiet down all you noisy girls
He loves those noisy girls
He wants to beat them up, he loves them so much
Don't call me girlfriend, don't call me girl
This is no light thunder
My ears are humming with him
And he's dancing 'cause it's raining
This is no light fever
And my face is burning with him
And I'm building, but I'm losing

(Raise the roof)
If I leave you (Don't pay rent)
Please don't call me back again
You know where I stay (Raise the roof)
In my launing room (Get high, get lost, get low)
With that clause is
(Raise the roof and space out the proof and pick up the roof)
I keep everything of yours (and raise the fences)
You keep me (Raise the rent and pick up the roof)
Because I called you love
(Raise the roof and raise the roses)
That's the music, you know
From the box you gave to me long ago
When my room was cold
Now the sun falls on through the window
When she warms the wood
I can sit here all day with you

Red Eyes

(Bright Yellow Gun EP)

Two fists of roses
Red eyes
In spring time you come home
In spring time you come home

Joyride to seaside
Looking for the rain
You sweat like a bullet
I swear like a train

I can't begin to let you down

We hide in showers
Looking for the rain
I'm okay, I'm okay
I'm okay, I'm okay

You sing so quiet
I can't hear what you say
I'm okay, I'm okay
I'm okay, I'm okay

I can't begin to let you down

Meet me in the dark
Where it's good
And I don't have to move
Stop the car
When I tell you to

I think I have to go
Let you down low
Let you down

Going home in a honey tree
Looking for the rain
In spring time you come home
In spring time you come home

I can't begin to let you down
I can't begin to let you down
I can't begin to let you down
I can't begin to let you down
I can't begin to let you down

*** Thanx a lot to dd who corrected some mistakes ***

Reel

(Chains Changed EP)

I don't want this
I wanted you to reel
Inside this dream
There's something left of our world
I hold it
Know what danger is?
Come in dangerous

Make these people go away
Their coats are on my bed
And they're hanging hard
Talking about Jesus babies
I lose it
Know what danger is?
'Cause I'm in danger

You live on one word, one word
What's the matter with you?
You get excited to go

I wanted this
I wanted you to reel around the room
The room is what is left of our world
I love you

Know what danger is
Can be danger's eyes

I'm so human
My words
Reel around it

You can't love anything
As much as when it's dying in your head
You're always dead in mine
I [?] round the room
You keep your word
You tear it
Tell it

Same Sun

(Counting Backwards EP)

I broke the payphone when you called
I stole the wire
That owned a goddamn piece of you
Ma Bell
Is not my mother

I can't lie
Some bitch get out and tells the truth

And that's the same sun
That burned my mother
That's the same sun
On your dashboard
It's the same one
On your postcard
I need another

I broke the mirror on your car
I stole the light it had
It tried to take the life from you
It had no colour

And that's the same sun
That burned my mother
That's the same sun
On your dashboard
It's the same one
On your postcard
I need another

I can't lie
I can't lie
I can't lie

Snail Head

(Chains Changed EP)

Is it enough to grow old?
Is there enough to go around?
To have a box in my snailhead?
I don't know

Is there enough to grow old?
Is it enough to have a box?
In my snailhead
I don't know
What are you do?

[repeat]

And a diamond growing old
Under the ocean that's as black
As where you came from, black as rocks
As the box inside your head
What did they do, where is the ocean so black?
Don't say the circle's broken
And the diamond smoke

What did they do, where can they run
What did they break the fucking spiral was a circle
We are gone what did they do?
What will we do?
What can I do?
What have you done?

Spot on the sun
Where have you gone?
What have I done?

Diamonds, rocks as black as box and smoke
The spiral was a circle
And I was broken box inside the ocean
What did they do?
What will we do?
What can I do?
What I have done ?

Soap and water

(The Fat Skier EP)

It's like atomic theory
Don't leave me when the train comes
Or when we die, don't leave me in another life
It's like atomic day

If you bring me to the light, I can't twist the day
If you overrate me, I won't talk
If you chain me, chain me, I can't walk
If you walk me I'll move
Oh-oh-oh...

Can't we go away?
You may bring me to another time
The school closed its doors
I caught three stars and grilled them
Pack the jury full of water
Only if they haul her off
She lives on tv, soap and water

She caught three stars and carried them home
In her doghouse, she does it sideways
She goes back to her jewel thief
She does it backwards, I don't know her

I live on soap and water
I want a clean me
I want a washed hand
I wanna know my feet
My skin is unwashed
My skin is unwashed
Oh-oh-oh...

I caught a star though

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who corrected this one ***

The Party

A leather black living in my building
He was on my welcome
He used to say positively, he was negative, well
But then he'd read his book with his back to me
I love that back
And the city was his cake
And the boys, little girls
And ice cream
His hair was bleeding
He was bleeding on my dress
My dress was red
Positive and negative
And then we'd read a book
With our backs to back
And the city was our cake
And the girls, little boys
And ice cream

You cage

(The Fat Skier EP)

You cage, you cage
You cage, you cage
You can sleep me down

Once called from above
I spurn your love
I spurn your hotel
I wear your hotel
Ahh...

So you own ugly hats
You wear them well
You wear them well
I wish the moon wouldn't hang so low
Hang over home
Hang so

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who corrected this one ***

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