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birthday song: this time has gonethe sun came out this morning I was wide awake and I made way down to the kitchen and i cut myself a piece of my birthday cake. raspberry filling in the middle. and i thought about you a little. and there was a time when you wanted me so bad it was eating you up inside. but this time has gone away. i poured myself a tall glass of milk it was deep and cold. and i checked my driver's license i was 28 years old. and there was a time when you wanted me so bad it was eating you up inside. this time has gone away.
going to palestinethat woman set herself on fire they said it on the radio they said she lit off the skies of palestine i could not stand to hear them say so i saw the stars come out i saw the oranges on the trees later on they played some carribean song man they sure know how to pick 'em the rich voice burning like a fuse the syncopated rhythms i saw the stars come out i saw the oranges cracking open i saw you standing there orange blossom in your hair going to palestine going to palestine
performed by Diskothi-Q on the Wandering Jewyour momma's failed wheat field is a good place to lie down together. three weeks deep into the guts of summer, we sweat like hogs, and i felt light as a feather. i saw a disk-like object reflected in your eye. and the noise grew louder as we looked up to the sky. and the sleek silver body, headlights along the side. and the sleek silver body, headlights all underneath. i remember the warm air, blowing in our faces. i remember the heat running through me. there was no one worth telling. there was nothing we could do. and i was real quiet as i took the keys from the kitchen table. i was looking right at you! and your hand brushed against mine yeah, and it shook me inside. all along the night sky i watched our futures collide. and the car's new headlights cut through the darkness. as the oil dripped silently to the pavement underneath. i can remember the warm air burning our faces. i remember the heat running through me.
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calcuttaWild donkeys kicking, braying in the meadow made you want to kick and bray yourself at least you said so you were wild eyed, your lips were flecked with foam till warm calcutta called you home twin rivers flowing brought a flush into your cheeks at the spot where the trickling stream's rivers meet the wind from off the snowcapped mountains cooled you down till warm calcutta brought you back around i could hear the prophets yelling in the streets now your eyes were pure poison, but your skin was sweet
thanks to dylan evans for the song prior to this line
cutteri'd had you out of my mind for a year or better when the mailman handed me your letter and i recognize the handwriting even now but i know i'm gonna open it anyhow and noone's been buying from my roadside stand, and i held your letter like a cross to my chest i'm gonna wrap up my troubles i'm gonna wrap up my troubles i'm gonna wrap up my troubles in you. i walked out into the kitchen where the light came through the 4-paneled window clean and bright and it's taken me two years to realize how much i like the way that you dot your I's well, i was born in indiana thirty years ago and i got a mean, mean hunger down below i'm gonna wrap up my troubles i'm gonna wrap up my troubles i'm gonna wrap up all my troubles in you.
i've got the sex
originally the first track on sweden...crushing strawberries one by one watching the juice drip down two and a half months ahead of schedule the leaves on the trees are turning brown we got ready for winter, as the sun rose up in the sky there was something almost soothing in the hard to define note of terror in your eye watching the strawberries lose their shape as the wind blew threw the elm tree the wind was far too cold for the middle of april and you reached out your hand to me it was good to feel your hand in mine it was good to know you felt the pull too i scooped up a palmfull of strawberry pulp and smeared it all over you the wild strawberries drove me on, as i lapped them up off of your skin and i could feel your basal body temperature rise as the cold came in hey hey hey hey...
showerthe blackest storm i ever saw was coming in from omaha and the latest news from tokyo was a lot of ugly numbers i was checkin' pay phones for forgotten coins as the clouds came over west des moines got into the house got the curtains drawn got into the the shower with all my clothes on hey! hey! let the water come down! hey! hey! let the water come down! by noon it was clear that winter'd come and i just the the water run and i got sop suds in my eyes and it stung like iodine the phone started ringing like a fire alarm and the voice on the machine was brutally calm new numbers coming down the wire got into the shower with my eyes on fire hey! hey! let it fall on me, let it all come down relentlessly! you swore that you would stick around when days like this started coming down! break out the crystal! get out the good champagne! we're going down.... in flames.
the car songthe highway's open and the sun is full and the hot old upholstry heats up like wasted wool the hills roll past us, then they rear up again take a deep breath now, and count to ten i reach across the the stick shift and i pull you in the highway's open and it's hot in here, it's hot in here. your skin sends all the sunlight back to hell and the ?style in the coming darkness? and i guess it's just as well but there's noone left. there's noone left at all. and then the hils behind your eyes start burning like a solid wall i'm thinking maize bitter and red and clear the highway's open and it's hot in here, it's hot in here.
the doll songi've got seven little dolls in a bag and i tell the dolls my troubles and the dolls say "nag! nag! nag! nag! is that all you ever do? is that all you're capable of?" and i say to the little dolls you have no compassion baby, i'm talking to inanimate objects over you i'm talking to inanimate objects over you i started reading the bible I corinthians 13 where paul talks all about love but i don't know what he means because he says that love is kind that hasn't been my experience so i set the bible on the kitchen table and yelled at it until i was unable yeah i'm talking to inanimate objects over you i'm talking to inanimate objects over you i'm talking to inanimate objects over you i'm talking to inanimate objects over you
new mathif you ever get money, print books if you ever get money, print books if nobody reads them, that's ok if nobody hears what you have to say, that's ok if you sell a few books, buy land if you sell a few books, buy land if no one come to visit you that's all right if no one comes to visit you and you get lonely at night, that's all right when you've built up your small house, settle in when you've built up your strong home, settle in take down the books that you once put away wait for the memories to bloom, in your cold room. (thanks to chris calvert for the above)
that hippolytine feelingwe sat together on the porch, as the sunset bled. and you playfully levelled your semi-automatic handgun right at my head. and then god, in another stroke of his genius, he opened up the floodgates. and the bulls came out. and the bulls came out. we heard the heavy hooves beating on the earth as the moment came near. i felt the chamber of your pistol kissing my jaw. i felt your red lips brushing my ear. and then god, convincing if not transparent in his motives, he opened up the floodgates. but the rivers were dry, 'cause it was late august. and the bulls came out. and the bulls came out.
oslo 1888the snow built up around the smokehouse. the sun shone on the snow. and the sun's rays were blistering against my eyes. the long night was well on its way so i made good use of what was left of the daylight walking out toward the main street and coming back home again. sleeping, i sang a short song about you. and i knew every word of that song was true. well, almost every word. ice froze the green stems of the daffodils ice formed carrots on my window sill. i was blistering, blazing away. and it had always been my tendency to let things slide, but i went to the window with my eyes open wide. and you were taking on perspective, coming to ward the door. you want some more? i've got some more for you. i've got just what you're looking for.
by tanita tikarami saw you from the cathedral. you were watching me. and i saw from the cathedral what i could be. so take my time, and take my lies. and i watch you with a basic instinct. it's the same for you. you stand here, with your hand it's all laced and what would you make me do? so take my time, yeah and take my lies. take my time. serious for the winter time to wrench my soul whole cotton, whole cotton ears but i know there must be, i know there must be, i know there must be a place to go. you saw me in the cathedral. well i'm an ancient heart. but you saw me in the cathedral. well here we are just falling apart. you catch me. i am tired. i want all that you are. and i saw you from the cathedral. you were leaving me. yeah i saw from the cathedral. you couldn't see the forest for the trees. so take my time, and take my lies. take my time. take my time. take my time. take my time. take my time. take my time.
going to spirit lakewhy did you say what you said when the hummingbird vanished from sight? a sudden, swelling heat in the dark october night. you laughed and your eyes were alive, and i knew that the moment had finally arrived. and i reached out and held for your hand and held on tight. you said the right thing. you fixed everything as the stars formed a canopy over spirit lake. you said what you said. the stars grew softer overhead. i was on fire. i was on fire for you.
one fine day
i think this is a chiffons songone fine day you'll look at me, and you will know our love was meant to be. yeah one fine day you're gonna want me for your own. those arms i've yearned for will open wide, and you'll be proud to have me right by your side. yeah one fine day you're gonna want me for your own. and though i know the kind of girl who only wants to run around, i'll keep waiting and someday darling, you'll come around when you want to settle down. yeah one fine day we'll meet onece more, and you're gonna want the love you threw away before. yeah one fine day you're gonna want me for your own. yeah!
15-2those may be the most beautiful shades of red i've ever seen. those may be the most beautiful shades of red i've ever seen. but don't be fooled. if the sun goes down us here tonight, it's not gonna be alright anymore. none of this has anything really to do with us, that's my belief. as the desert sky throws the glowing neon into bold relief. your mouth is open and your thighs (eyes?) are wide. hold on because it's dark outside now. the smell of roses comes thickly through the open window now. the smell of roses comes thickly through the open window now. as the darkness closes in, our bodies draw the roses in. and those may be the most beautiful shades of red i've ever seen.
sure do love you baby, but i can't do 60 no morethey moved down here and you came down too where the surf's always wild and the skies are blue. got my blood pressure measured down in pajo key. one sixty-five over one twenty-three. and the lights are low over pompano beach tonight. and one light is flickering out for the last time. coconuts growing in the coconut tree, surf and turf and sand and sea. down here in the wreckage, just us three, him and you. you and me. and the lights are low over pompano beach tonight. and one light is flickering out, out for the last time.
somebody else's parking lot in sebastopol
Originally titled somebody else's parking lot in santa cruzoutside the opera house in sydney, i saw my life come crashing to its end. i cried out to the scale-tipper on whom all living things depend. strings of giuseppe verdi suffused the evening air. i wished, i wished, i wished that god would kill me, instead of leaving me alone to see you standing there before me. that sad look on your face. you took me to so many places i never thought i'd go. this is the worst place. yeah we did our manners proud on the night we said goodbye. no big scene out there on the sidewalk, as we pinpointed the place where all good things go to die. i know you hate it when i get my headaches. well, i've got a real prize tonight. listening to katia ricciarelli, it's not going to be alright. and i'd like to think that this will pass, this will pass. i know it's not the case. of all the highs and lows and middle-ends you brought me to, this is the worst place.
going to kirby sigstonwe boarded up the windows. and we sealed the door shut. and we let the special chicken build a nest right by the window. your face was glowing. the heat was strong. we ate cold black eggs all day long in the winter when the wind kicked up. i saw your body moving through the incandescent light. you were dancing by yourself there. your sweater hugged your shoulders and it was alright. we plucked sugar crystals from the cold english air. i had a present for ya hidden down there in the winter when the wind kicked up.
there is power in a union
originally: lyrics: billy brag music: traditionalthere is a power in a factory. there is power in the land. there is power in the hand of the worker. but it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand. yeah, there is power in a union. the union forever! defending our rights! down with the blackleg! all workers unite! with our brothers and our sisters from many far-off lands, yeah, there is power in a union! now i long for the morning when they realize brutality and unjust laws cannot defeat us. but who'll defend the wokrers who cannot organize, when the bosses send their lackeys out to cheat us? yeah, money speaks for money! the devil for his own! who stands to speak for the skin and the bone? what a comfort to the widow, a light to the child, yeah, there is power in a union!
poltergeisti can't stand it when you tell our infant son that he was born beneath a bad sign. and i can't stand it when smiles up at you just because you're his mother. and i can't stand the bitter thing that i've become beneath the four walls that hold up our ceiling. and i wonder when the house gets real quiet who between us will be the first one to give into the feeling. and i know you don't want me to hurt you tonight. and i, i don't want you to hurt me the way you do. i can't stand it when you put the boy to bed and ya sing him those songs i used to sing to you. yeah i can't stand to hear you sing those songs when you know you don't mean them. and i can't stand the way my body still remembers how much we used to mean to one another way back when. and i can't stand going back to seek the shelter of your arms. and then i can't stand it again. and i know you don't want me to hurt you tonight. and i, i don't want you to hurt me the way you do.
song for roger mariswhen the power of god shows up in your swing, and the people start to notice and you can't do anything about it and they all come out to see you. they start to crowd around. let me tell ya brother, you can feel it coming down. and i got an angel watching over me, a monkey on my back, the devil at my heels, reporters breathing down my neck. yeah my daddy always to me to finish what ya start. my wife's about to leave me and it's going to break my heart. and i no longer have my youth. i no longer have my looks. i got a god damned one-way ticket to the god damned history books. and i got an angel watching over me, a monkey on my back, the devil at my heels, reporters breathing down my neck. hey, hey.
02-75i got your letter. and i read what it said. and i blushed with recognition at every word you said. and you are my best friend. and i have always known you. i came to your house. and i looked around. and i felt the real rain falling down. and you are my best friend. and i have always known you.
pirates (so long lonely avenue)
this song by ricky lee jonescome on - joey get out of school we got places to go a '67 lincoln you got a radio that hurts and the girls like to touch it just to find out if it works It wasn't me don't look at me joey live on the edge of the corner of living on the run i like to ride in the middle i'm just tryin to have some fun until the pirates come until the pirates come to take me and i won't need a pilot got a pirate who might sail somewhere far away i heard you answer me so i'm holding on to your rainbow sleeves well, goodbye boys, oh my buddy boys, oh my sad-eyed sinatras it's a cold globe around the sea you can keep the coat that I bought ya and i know you'll get the chance to make it and nothin's gonna stop you you just reach right out and take it and you'll say - so long, lonely avenue yeah you'll say so long lonely avenue
my favorite thingschampagne bubbled up through the nick of the bottle, and sweet silence came out through the radio. it was john coltrane. god damn it, i love john coltrane! you danced across the living room floor, and you kissed me once and then you kissed me some more. you had your arms wrapped around my neck and it felt real fine, and then your ankle knocked up against mine. and resonating in my bones was the precise crisp drumming of mr. elvin jones. god damn it, i love john coltrane!
agemo's hoopsyou were breathing against my throat covering your laugh up with your long black overcoat all circles warming up. and you told me what you were going to do. and i promised to do the same thing too. and the air, the air in new england was pure poison. the car was parked out back among the trees. your voice was getting higher by slow degrees. you were giving me directions. and you told me where i came from. well, god bless us everyone. and the air, the air in new england was pure poison. poison. poison. poison.
the moon songthe moon shining, three hours into the best part of the day and i want to tell you that you're so pretty and the words come out wrong and the rage gets in the way.. dead quiet you looked at me like you were looking into space. yeah, in space noone could hear you say good bye. but down here i shouldn't have to read it on your face. that's not normal. that's not right. that's not very nice. no, it isn't. the moon shining down on your body. you look so nice. and i want to tell you, but you don't want to hear it, and i know. you don't have to tell me twice. but, once would be civil. the moon shining. i got it in my brain, and i had so much to say but there was dead quiet. you were silent. three hours -- into the best part of the day. and that's not normal. that's not right. that's not very nice. no, it isn't. and that's not normal. that's not right. that's not very nice. no, it isn't.
this is a suede songmaybe, maybe it's the clothes we wear, our tasteless bracelets and the dye in our hair, maybe it's our kookiness. or maybe, maybe it's our nowhere towns, our nothing places and our cellophane sounds, maybe it's our looseness. but we're trash, you and me. we're the litter on the breeze. we're the people on the streets. we're trash, me and you. it's in everything we do. it's in everything we do. maybe, maybe it's the things we say, the places we go and the music we play, maybe it's our cheapness. or maybe, maybe it's the times we've had, the lazy days and the crazes and the fads, maybe it's our sweetness. but we're trash, you and me. we're the litter on the breeze. we're the people on the street. we're trash, me and you. it's in everything we do. it's in everything we do.
going to bridlingtonstopped by for the coffee and cake that you promised. saw your porch light on. saw your wire-haired terrier lazing on the lawn. came right in through the front door. went right down the main hall. turned right into the kitchen. there you were alright. the moon was rising over bridlington. and you had blood all over your hands. someone was singing in the yard next door. and you had blood all over your hands. sat down on the kitchen floor. looked up at you. saw you smoothing down your skirt around your thighs. wondered what good that was supposed to do. and i saw you pull your hair back. saw you messing with your earrings. saw you trying to smile. hey! you don't have to smile for me. the moon was rising over bridlington. and you had blood all over your hands. something was cracking in the rafters of our house. and you had blood all over your hands. the moon was rising over bridlington. the moon was rising over bridlington. the moon was rising.
wishing the house would crashi was standing outside with my hands in the air. and the scent of gardenias was everywhere. let the house come down on me. let the house come down on me. i made my invocation with my eyes on fire. you were there at the window. you are a god damned liar. let the house come down on me. let the house come down on you.
song from the shorelinethrough the bodies of a hundred people, i saw you. i saw you coming through the crush. saw you pushing through. and in the bodies of a hundred people moving around, i shut my ears off to the world, i couldn't hear a sound. in the bodies of a hundred people, i saw you. i saw you coming through the crush. i saw you pushing through.
this is a chris knox songcolor me red. color me gold. wrap me in anger. [VPRO session is cut]
casetino's nurserythe mailman brought the mail by, but the devil sent the rain. the mailman brought the mail by, but the devil sent the rain. the rain tore through the streets. tore down los flores canyon again. if the leak was in the attic, then we'd all be doomed for sure. if the leak was in the attic, then we'd all be doomed for sure. there's a leak up in the attic. let's get out of here. gotta keep moving. gotta keep moving. blues falling down like hail. gotta keep moving. blues falling down like hail. the sunlight keeps ta worryin' me. there's a hellhound on my trail.
cut your hair
this is a pavement songJD: darlin' don't'cha go and cut your hair. do you think it's going to make him change? RW: i'm just a girl with a new haircut. JD: and that's a pretty nice haircut. charge it like a puzzle. hitmen wearin' muzzles. hesitate to die. look around, around the second drummer drowned. his telephone is found. sing! oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo again! oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo music seems crazy bands start up each and everyday i saw another one just the other day a special new fan i don't remember lyin' i don't remember line can't remember word i don't care i care i really don't care did you see the drummer's hair? hey. oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo ...3 4 oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo advertising:looks and chops a must no big hair! march right down to the practice room career career career career korea korea korea korea what!
letter from a motelthe beams we used to build our house are breaking at last. the building will not hold together very much longer. my arms are young, and they can do the work if called upon to do so. but the house itself has weakened and it's tilting on its axis. in the picture that you sent, i could see the windows getting soft. and i could see the heat had gotten straight out of hand. and i knew that none of this is what you'd been meaning to send along. i did not mean to say what i'm saying now if we're gonna talk about what intentions were. but the house itself is weak, very weak, though you and our three daughters believe in what you want to believe. from where i stand stability is everything. in the room i'm standing in stability is everything. and in this world, in this world stability is everything. from where i'm standing right now stability is everything.
you're in mayahe hit me right in the face. i drove the falcon uptown. hung out in the library parking lot. the swelling'll never go down. tied a hiram walker in the lining of my father's old corduroy coat. big, big plans hatching in my brain and a big ugly lump in my throat. i drove up to harvey mudd and i played pinball 'till i didn't want to kill anyone. polished off all my cheap whiskey and stepped out into the california sun. singing bainne na mo is a gamna, and the juice of the barley for me. singing bainne na mo is a gamna, and the juice of the barley for me. my thirst carried me up the coast, where it only got sharper god damn it. in a small room that got even smaller a block away from the wilamette. there was nowhere i needed to go. and nowhere i wanted to be. from my window looked out upon nothing. and nothing looked right back at me. i had a couple of things on my mind. a couple of problems to think through. and i drank 'till i couldn't see straight anymore -- until there was nothing to drink to. singing bainne na mo is a gamna, and the juice of the barley for me. singing bainne na mo is a gamna, and the juice of the barley for me. hey!
i think i'll just stay here and drink
this is a hank williams songi could be holding you tonight. i could quit doing wrong and strt doing right. you don't care about what i think. i think i'll just stay here and drink. you're hurtin' me now, don't square the deal. at least you'll know the way i feel. i'll take all the money in the bank. i think i'll just stay here and drink. listen close and you will hear that old juke box playing in my ear. ain't no woman gonna change the way i think. i think i'll just stay here and drink. hurtin' ya now won't mean a thing. since love ain't here it don't feel the pain. my mind ain't nothing but a total blank. i think i'll just stay here and drink. i think i'll just stay here and drink. i think i'll just stay here and drink. i think i'll just stay here and drink. i think i'll just stay here and drink.
the new potatoesthe rain came and washed the new potatoes away. we saw them floating across the backyard. there they go. we'll never see them again, ya know. so good bye to the new potatoes. good bye, and god-speed. there they go. we will never see them again you know. so good bye to the new potatoes. good bye. good bye.
the mad clarinet
this is a graeme jeffries songi don't mean to scare you. you're leaving soon. but the wallpaper's melting, thoughts turning blue. the lightbulb is giving out shots in the dark and the mad clarinets run away with your heart. remember that old tune. the one that you cried to when you fell. yeah it felt like you'd lost your mind. you were not twenty-one when he first saw you. how his melody cheered you, pitch rang so true. placed your lips to the mouthpiece, struck out a part, now the mad clarinets run away with your heart. do you remember that old tune? the one that you cried to when you fell. it felt like you'd lost your mind. when you left that sucker on a moonlit night. you didn't bother looking left or you wouldn't look right. you nearly got run over by a ten ton truck. got your pride you tried to make out like you... when he received you, your hope simply fell through. so you cried. yeah it felt like you'd lost your mind.
this is a steely dan songkatie lied, i was halfway crucified. i was on the other side of no tomorrow. you walked in, and my life began again. just when i'd spent the last piaster i could borrow. all night long we would sing that stupid song. and every word we sang i knew was true. are you with me mr doctor wu? are you really just a shadow of the man that i once knew? are you crazy? are you high? or just an ordinary guy? have you done all you can do? are you with me doctor? are you with me doctor? don't seem right, i've been strung out here all night. i was waiting for the taste you said you'd bring to me. biscane bay, where the cuban gentleman sleep all day. i went searching for the song you used to sing to me. and katie lies. you can see it in her eyes. so imagine my surprise when i saw you. are you with me mr doctor wu? are you really just a shadow of the man that i once knew? she is lovely. yes, she's sly. and you're an ordinary guy. has she finally got to you? are you with me doctor? can you hurry?
pennsylvania dutch treatbrought in the old furnishings from mussel shoals. up here they burn a lot of brown coal. and the cars all run on diesel fuel. the wind comes in from hills to the east, blowing thirty miles an hour at least. and the clear blue horizon is smooth and cool. and the house is like a relic of days gone by. and it's kinda hard to take, but i try. i've got a deep need to communicate. i want so badly to set things straight. but i can't seem to concentrate deep in the heart of the quaker state. i had the bed sent in from the west coast. watched the moving men carry in the old ghosts. and the purple-ink sky swelled up like a pregnant woman. saw the lights go up in town. on the back porch it began to cool down. but in here, in here, in here it was hotter than an oven. and the way my blood began to froth and foam, made it feel just like home. i've got a deep need to communicate. i want so badly to set things straight. but i something tells me it's way too late deep in the heart of the quaker state.
tampamy brother and me found out where you keep your ugly secrets hid. we dug up the missing one this morning. i know what you did what you did. yeah, we found him naked in the snow. down where the wild krokus grow. and i don't wanna do this anymore. i ain't wanna fight your dirty little war. my brother said not to waste another thin dime because he ain't comin' out next time, and you can soak in a bathtub full of gasoline, but you will never get your hands clean. yeah the building was raging fire was glowing within you ran out to save your own skin, and well, i probably shouldn't blame you. yeah, i probably shouldn't blame you. but by god, i do, and i found the photographs in the top dresser drawer but i ain't gonna fight your dirty little war anymore.
going to dade countywhen the rainbows disappeared from the skies of northern florida because the rain had gone away, and i looked out on the front lawn and i saw you there. it was 6:31 AM on a saturday. and you turned into a housecat, and you all think i'm making this part up, but you're wrong, wrong, you're wrong. and the wind came through the window. and it my licked at my face. and i heard the sound of about a thousand housecats squalling up from all over the place and you all think i'm crazy or making up some kind of cute story or telling little jokes to amuse myself with but you are wrong. i am going to dade county right now.
this is a furniture hushcle songdad has a knife. he's stabbing his wife. mom has a saw. she's sawing off her own jaw. mom without jaw. and dad without wife. they're making awful plans, you'll get cancer in your hands. terror song. dad has a knife. he's stabbing his wife. mom has a saw. she's sawing off her own jaw. mom without jaw. and dad without wife. they're making awful plans, you'll get cancer in your hands. terror song.
edvard munchradical colors on the eastern sky, the blinding symmetry, the little white lie, your small hand waving in the cold air, the ridges of the mountain frozen on the skyline there. when the sun came out over norway today, i saw you going away. there was nothing good in your going. there was nothing good in your going. i cut the flowers that grew near the door and i arranged them in the center of the floor. the room was so empty. there were pale shadows inside. when the sun came out over norway today, i saw you going away. there was nothing good in your going. there was nothing good in your going.
the irony engine
this is a franklin bruno songyou kept a death grip on the armrest. you slept while i swerved through bumps and dips. you lept at the chance to act alarmist. you swept past my face like an eclipse. you act like i'm your chum and i can treat you like my little sister. but if you cover the sun with your thumb you can't expect to get a fever blister. and if the air is filled with a sickening hum, don't be upset or overcome. don't worry. it's just the irony engine working. you rose like a crane to the occasion. you froze at the very implication. you chose to divert the whole invasion. by winking and shrugging and smiling and giving me an awkward seatbelt hug before you vanished in the chilly autumn. i could feel the motor chug. something tearing loose and striking bottom. and if you still can't see how a three point plug could superheat on the lunar tug. don't worry. it's just the irony engine working. yeah don't worry. it's just the irony engine working.
counting song for bitter children1, 2 i don't love you. 3, 4 anymore. 1, 3 stay away from me 5, 7 good children get nothing. na na na nana na nana na na na nana na na na na na na nana na nana na nana nana na 1, 2, 2 1/2 stick around here, don't make me laugh. 2 1/2, 3, 4.5 the new day's dawning and my hour's arrived. 1, 2 i got things to do. 1, 3 i got people to see. i got people that want to see me. na na na nana na nana na na na nana na na na na na na nana na nana na nana nana na na na na nana na nana na na na nana na na na na na na nana na nana na nana nana na
Real Good GirlfriendI woke up this morning, my new girlfriend beside me. I don't have to lie about her. I don't need some dumb story to hide me. she turned 20 last April, she's as tall as I am, she came to this country all the way from Siam. I may not be the greatest guy in this town, people may have good cause to put me down, but I've got a real good girlfriend now. we stood on Chicago Avenue, hey look--here comes the bus. slipped on a solid sheet of ice, (???) watched the number 66 fly right past us. I may not be the greatest guy in this town, people may have good cause to put me down, but I've got a real good girlfriend now.
If England were what England seems, then we would only have our dreams.I told you I was never going back, I was trying to breathe evenly, when the phone stopped ringing for the first time in a long time, and you flashed that smile at me. and then you opened up the window, I felt the air roll in, in the place where the world stops forever, in the place where your body begins. you were staring out at the street below. there was nobody there. they built fire down there in the alley. I saw the fires rising everywhere. and then you opened up the window, the north wind began to blow. we were just a few short hours from something really special and I heard you singing soft and low. hey!
this is a radiohead songa heart that's full up like a landfill, a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won't heal. i'll take a quiet life, a handshake, some carbon monoxide, no alarms and no surprises. no alarms and no surprises. no alarms and no surprises. you look so tired and happy, bring down the government, they don't, they don't speak for us. such a pretty house and such a pretty garden, no alarms and no surprises. no alarms and no surprises. no alarms and no surprises.
warm lonely planet
this is an outtake from "All Hail West Texas"let the stars come out, and the moon shine bright we're sleeping on the porch tonight wind blew all the power lines down watch where you step if you go walking around this may be the night our bodies fill with light and we may hover above the surface of our warm, lonely planet let cooling rains come, let them fall let the grass grow strong and tall let the dandelions breed give me what you know I need this may be the night our bodies fill with light and we may hover above the surface of our warm, lonely planet
song for god
this is an outtake from "All Hail West Texas"neighbor kids running across the front yard this evening sun going down, wind gathering strength the state i live in is the largest of its kind it takes two days or better to drive across its length if you try to come and find me, i will know you're coming there's an old fallout shelter i can hide in i won't even be able to hear their hoofbeats when the horsemen ride in another mild winter -- time seems to stand still the sky swallows up the city like a tent tiny breezes razor patterns in the dust no way of saying what they're supposed to represent i have come to where i've come to now always abiding in you if you try to find me now I'll be invisible to everything when the horsemen come riding on through A Note from Mr. Darnielle: "Song For God" was cut largely because while the lyric clearly reads "it takes two days or better to drive across its length," the singer of the recording in question has inexplicably chosen to modify that to read "it takes two days or better to walk across its length." I challenge anyone foolhardy enough to try it to see whether Texas can in fact be walked in two days. I would hazard to guess that it can't be done.
wacowhere the dry dust turns the sunset pale. where all summer long we saw ?? and faced her. where we pulled water from a well by hand. half a world away from the old promised land. where you stand we've been given a new covenant -- a real sharp one. and we spend all our days and nights gaining new appreciation of its finer points. and waiting for the dead to rise up from their graves. waiting for jesus to come along and save us. and we are biding our time. biding our time. biding our time as best we know how. where the texas doughboys used to play before the wind blew everything away. where we came to get away from our friends. where we'd tell each other jokes waiting for the world to end. we know our jokes are funny, but in all the wrong ways and for all the wrong reasons. and we watch old george romero movies and relish the short time left. yeah, waiting for the dead to rise up from their graves. waiting for jesus to come along and save us. yes, and biding our time. biding our time. biding our time as best we know how.
high school confidentialyou look so cool in your summer dress. you look so cool in your summer dress. you walk across the high school campus in the bright sunshine, you can't imagine my surprise when your gaze meets mine. and i may be young, but i know what you're thinking. you look so cool as you glide into the teacher's lounge. you look so cool as you glide into the teacher's lounge. and i may be only seventeen, but i know what that look means. and if you think i'm all talk and no action, try me. i touch your thin hand as we roll back into town. in your car i touch your thin hand later on as we roll back into town. after words you drop me off one block away and i'm young and strong and healthy, it's a bright spring day. and it may be that it's just me, but in the sunlight you look different.
escape to wild palm cityi see you've come to call you want to tear the palm tree down. but i mean to tell you me and the palm tree we don't need you around. we don't need you. we don't need anyone else. 'cause we can rip our roots up from the cool soft ground all by ourselves. and you come toward the two of us with your arms extended lovingly, but i've got a hammer. sweat breaks on my temples as i see you come toward me. and i shouold've known that this was exactly how it was gonna be. what have i done to deserve this? what did i ever do? what have i done to deserve this? what did i do to you? and you come toward the two of us with your arms extended lovingly, but i've got a hammer.
let the dogs come out
outtake from The Hot Garden Stompnew rivers forming on the surface of the world, i mean to say that it's raining. otis redding tried to tell me there'd be days like this, but i didn't believe him. yeah otis redding talked about this kind of thing. when i'm only semi-conscious and i hear the phone ring. let the dogs come out. i'm ready now. let the dogs come out. i'm ready now. and i remember where i was the last time that it rained like this. and i remember where i was the last time it was raining this hard. well, do you remember where i was? and i know that you remember where we were last time it rained like this. let the dogs come out. i'm ready now. let the dogs come out. i'm ready now. hup!
going to san deigolong rain, it must be june again. warm air, and it's so warm down there. i'm coming soon, open the blinds. your friends all tell me that you've lost your mind. i don't believe them. the seashore, i don't want to see it anymore. the bus runs smoothly, the back window's open and the burning air cools me hold your breath, your friends all swear you're one step away from death i don't belive them. mmm, here it comes. my head is throbbing and my hands are numb. it's you. what was i thinking? what should i do? your eyes are open and it's more than i can take my friends all told me i was making a mistake i don't believe them.
chilean fire barrelsmell of sulfur, cloven hoof, birds were gathering on the roof. faint voices, scratching sounds. if this keeps up, i may never come down. by the time i snapped out of it, there was nothing left. by the time i snapped out of it, there was nothing left. by the time i snapped out of it, you were long gone. by the time i snapped out of it, you were long gone. spinning numbers, shepherd songs, birds singing all the time -- all wrong. aunt margaret, cotton-eyed joe, they swear they're my friends, but i don't think so. by the time i snapped out of it, there was nothing left. by the time i snapped out of it, there was nothing left. by the time i snapped out of it, you were long gone. by the time i snapped out of it, you were long gone.
dance musicalright i'm on johnson avenue in san luis obispo and i'm five years old or six maybe. and indications that there's something wrong with our new house, trip down the wire twice daily. i'm in the living room watching the watergate hearings, while my stepfather yells at my mother launches a glass across the room, straight at her head. and i dash upstairs to take cover, lean in close to my little record player on the floor, so this is what the volume knob's for, i listen to dance music. dance music. ok so look i'm seventeen years old, and you're the last best thing i've got going, but then the special super sicknesss starts to eat through you, what am i supposed to do? no way of knowing. so i follow you down your twisting alleyways, find a few cul de sacs of my own. there's only one place this road ever ends up, and i don't want to die alone. let me down, let me down let me down gently. when the police come to get me i'm listening to dance music. dance music.
hast thou considered the tetrapodyou are sleeping off your demons when i come home. spittle bubbling at your lips, fine white foam. i am young and i am good. it's a hot southern california day. if i wake you up, there will be hell to pay. and alone in my room i am the last of a lost civilization and i vanish into the dark and rise above my station. rise above my station. but i do wake you up and when i do you blaze down the hall and you scream. i'm in my room with the headphones on deep in the dream chamber and then i'm awake and i'm guarding my face hoping you don't break my stereo because it's the one thing that i couldn't live without so i think about that, and then i sort of black out. held under these smothering waves by your strong and thick-veined hand but one of these days i'm gonna wriggle up on my land.
broom people'36 hudson in the garage, all sorts of junk in the unattached spare room, dishes in the kitchen sink, used straw for the old broom, friends who don't have a clue, well meaning teachers, but down in your arms, in your arms, i am a wild creature. floor two foot high with newspapers, carpet thick with pet hair, half eaten gallons of ice cream in the freezer, fresh fuel for the sodium flare, i write down good reasons to freeze to death in my spiral-ring notebook but in the long tresses of your hair, i am a babbling brook.
magpiefeed the kittens in the kitchen. set food out for the strays. try hard to do your best. the magpie will have his way. fill your mouth with berries by the full light of the moon. work all night if you have to. the magpie comes at noon. shore up the crucifixes above the archways and the doors. the magpie will come at midday. and you will go down on all fours. and when the cherries white(?) with blossoms, be ready and be brave. and remember what we had here, when there was something left to save.
new world emerging bluessome day, some day mt. fuji's gonna blow. some day, some day mt. fuji's gonna blow. spray hot ashes on the villagers below. some day, some day the ocean's gonna rise. some day, some day the ocean's gonna rise. and i will emerge from hiding and shrug off my disguise. some day, some day the earth will be black as tar. some day the earth will be black as tar. and are gonna see each other the way we truly are.
the day the aliens came (alternate title: hawaiian feeling)i will wake up at six a.m. again and I will find my way to the front door like a soldier crawling through the smoking carnage smoldering bodies at my feet i'd love to stick around but I've got someone to meet and I will put my best foot forward and I'll thank god I made it out of there on the day when my new friends come i will present myself in my nice white tuxedo jacket and I will look out at the day through my dark sunglasses and take in the scene the house behind me and the people in it will all go up like steam in just a minute there's gonna be a redefining of the borders and I will receive my orders on the day when my new friends come the rooftops and sidewalks will all melt like plastic and old friends, old friends, dear friends i'm gonna look fantastic there won't be any reason left to cry because there won't be any people left to cry for my memory's gonna vaporize itself and my italian shoes, well, they will be to die for i believe I can fly while you look up at me and wave goodbye on the day when my new friends come
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an outtake from the sunset treewhen we get out behind the risers of the high school working bitter calculations with a slide rule the grim particulars of poisoning the swimming pool will you look me in the eye, ready to die? we were becoming what we are: collapsing stars. when we chewed up children's tylenol like bubble gum till our hearts were beating deep and rich as kettle drums we knew if we waited long enough the change would come and then the day did come and at last hold tight, hold fast, catch lightning in a jar: collapsing stars told you to load up on provisions we wouldn't be back for awhile pack up your troubles in your old kit bag turn toward the camera and smile, smile, smile when we ditched the plan to poison all our enemies tucked our weapons in a clearing and covered them with leaves we are gonna come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves one day - well, we are on our way you can look but you won't find another love like ours: collapsing stars
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standard bitter love song #1i'm not going to say what i came over to say to you. but you were thinking along the same lines and you let the words come ringing through. i wouldn't've said that to you. i wouldn't say it if they paid me to. you got no manners you got no manners at all you got no manners you got no manners you got no manners at all you got no manners i'm going to try real hard, but i, i can't believe that you're really going to do it it's like one of those chinese kites flying in the wind and then some kid with a shotgun sends a bullet through it. and i, i came here to say it, but i've done that before. but i've never, um, told you that i don't love you anymore. you got no manners. you got no manners at all. you got no manners. you got no manners. you got no manners at all. you got no manners. you got no manners. you got no manners at all. you got no manners.
standard bitter love song #5come down in the flatland show me your shoulder wait now where the black hand touches us we'll both grow older and the sky above us and the ground beneath us and the air around us and the ocean to the right measure your arm length i can't live without it i treasure those thirty inches i want to talk about it. and the sky above us and the ground beneath us and the air around us and the ocean to the right love you in the cold air your long hair makes me shiver above you i see the sun light up every sliver and the sky above us and the ground beneath us and the air around us and the ocean to the right and the sky above us and the ground beneath us and the air around us and the ocean to the right
standard bitter love song #6i don't like what i've turned into there's a hole in my chest in the spot that you wormed out through they say it's on the mend, but it hurts me when i bend, yeah. and i saw you down at angie's place that rippling smile on your perfect face well it really doesn't suit you. when i see it i want to shoot you, sorry. and i don't like what you said to me. i don't like what you said to me. but i guess i'll have to deal with it let the bullet hit me and i just reel with it, isn't that right? isn't that right? isn't that right? isn't that right?
etiquette songrain washing your memory away. fires burning somewhere around here. clouds forming, clouds gathering. one minute in a long, long year. you've got one good reason for doing what you're going to do. i've got one thing holding me back from doing the same thing to you. in the san gabriels the fire ate away rabbit rush and the jimson weed. when the rain came it was like an old friend. when you came by you had just what i needed. you've got one hour left before something happens alright? and the then rain will come down tonight.
pure crystalthe cactus cuttings took root, the tea you brought me smacked of passion fruit. in a room where the heat bled in though the wall, i let breathing in the design of it all what is there to regret? your mouth was wet. and your shoulders rolled under mine. i saw the glaze come over your eyes. i felt my blood pumping and the heat rise. i've seen pretty eyes before, but never like those and your body open like a new rose what more is there to say? the air gave way. i was melting and sweltering under you.
radical evil songi wind up the tiny machines. i watch them go. i don't what they are exactly. what do i know? i know that you are the radical evil i've been wondering about. i know that you are the radical evil. i've been wondering about. i read the words the clouds spell on the sky. i watch them burn up. then i see you turn up in the corner of the room. i knew you'd be stopping by soon. 'cause you are the radical evil. i've been wondering about. i know that you are the radical evil i've been wondering about.
something blueyou come around here when the lights are down low. and you hang around for six or seven hours and then you get ready to go. well, i remember when you used to kiss me without me asking you to. yeah i remember when you used to. when i lean toward to you, you turn away. it's a quarter past one a.m. on a warm saturday. that's alright, that's alright, i hear you. don't do anything you don't want to do. but, i remember when you used to kiss me without me asking you to. yeah i remember when you used to.
flower songselling new flowers, outrageously cheap. freshly cut daisies, twenty five cents each. you loved me when you could keep your losses down but winter's coming around now. now, now, now. the girl at the flower shop is kind and young. she made accurate change for me. i let the change come. you loved me when it was cheap to do so. can you feel the cold wind blow now? now, now now.
i meant every word i said in new delhii know when you look at the photographs, they don't do much for you. i know you see the fires raging baby, i see them too and even though you got your options all lined up in a row there is something i want you to know. i meant every word i said in new delhi. every word. every word. every word. i don't know where you're going, and i don't want to know either. i know you're heading north. i know you've kept the keys in your pocket breathe in, i see the moon shining down you i know that you remember. i can see it burning though. in sanskrit, they got a word for it. savasana. savasana. savasana. savasana.
slimy rich white bastardsyou took over alexander hall because you wanted to protest racism. and you took over alexander all because you thought more of a certain color ought to be hired you slimy, rich, white bastards you slimy, rich, white bastards well your parents sent you out from the east coast because they were very, very tired of having you proselytize around the house when you were only sixteen years old they were willing to spend twenty-one thousand dollars a year plus whatever other money you needed for gas and expensive snacks and meals out and weekends in TJ you slimy, rich, white bastards you slimy, rich, white bastards you slimy, rich, white bastards
alpha compunctionyou will not call my memory into question. you will not question my memory. see there was you and me up on a hilltop by ourselves and then the red clouds dispersing above me i should have killed myself when i found out how beautiful you are. but everyone makes mistakes sometimes. as the afternoon sky opened up its mouth and the air cooled down one or two degrees i felt the world within me screaming to come out and then i looked up at you and your hair spilled down over me. i felt you breathing on me and i heard your voice. your eyes were twin bonfires and your lips were moist. i should have killed myself when i found out how beautiful you are. but everyone makes mistakes sometimes.
malted milktwo weeks later you asked me what did i do right after i got the great big brush-off from you. well i checked my pulse and i caught my breath. and i, i guess you know what happens next. i sat down and i drank my malted milk. i sat down and i drank my malted milk. you, you say, you say i'm easily appeased. but you, you don't know the feeling that shoots through me. with a tall glass of malted milk cold as ice, smooth as silk. i sit down and i try real hard to forget that you, you and i ever met. yesterday you came over and you found me stretched out on the sofa. and you said you were gonna call a medic 'cause i looked so pathetic. well i ain't there smiling brightly staring at you. malted milk in my hand, still as a statue. i sat down and i drank my malted milk. i sat down and i drank my malted milk. i sat down and i drank my malted milk. i sat down and i drank my malted milk.
going to franceyou say it's too cold over there anyway it's far too cold. i'm going to france. and i'm taking you with me. wild berries, wild sheep you know you want to see them. and i'm going to france. and i'm taking you with me. we always said one day we were going there. well, i don't know about you, but i keep my promises. and i'm going to france. and i'm taking you with me.
history of the church (part 1)in the early days of the christian church there was a movement among free thinking christians called gnosticism. now the gnostics believed that the incarnation of christ had been completely illusory and their reasoning was as follows: that if god is holy and the body is unholy, then god would not inhabit a body. hence people had been seeing things when christ walked the earth. now about this this time lived a man named polycarp. polychar had received his teaching at the hands of john the apostle. it was polycarp's earnest belief that the gnostics were heretics and he visited rome to tell them so. he met up with a guy named marcion extremely influential among the gnostics. and marcion, realizing polycarp's status at having studied under john the apostle demanded that he be recognized. polycarp was about sixty years old and he extended an aging arm and pointed toward marcion and said i recognize i recognize i recognize the first born son of satan! that was polycarp.
kittens in mittensthe building shook with the sound of wild kittens, and i grabbed my scarf and i pulled on my mittens, took my coat and i went down to the useless lot on the outskirts of town. the dogs were howling. the wind was blowing. the birds were singing. and i saw you. your eyes as bright as burning coals, but ask not for whom the bell tolls. 'cause it tolls for those who ask that question. and it tolls for those who answer that question. dogs were howling. the birds were singing. the wind was blowing. and i saw you.
in the cane fieldsi tasted the wet sugar on your lips it brought me alive songs blended unsurely one another on the arms of the air, we looked around the living room. there was cool jazz on the stereo, the sound was clean and clear. i was ready to absorb you into myself, my jaw was hanging open. i got so hungry and i felt so drunk i felt your muscles tighten and relax and tighten and relax. and tighten and relax. and tighten. and then relax. i knew a cuban guy who worked can when he was young, can you imagine it? he said that the tension that it bred in his back was enough to make you laugh. bending and rising sixteen hours a day, we looked around the living room. your sweating skin pressed on me and we were drowning. and i don't want to hurt you anymore.
rivers of babylonmeanwhile downstairs i'm setting up shop a little too proud to let the matter drop i can you see you up there, isn't it romantic? you're huffing and puffing their chairs on the titanic and i reach for a glass of cool water drawn from the rivers of babylon. meanwhile outside, the stars have come out. and the humid summer air tugs at the ring in my snout. and you come to the window, and i spread wide my arms. jump if you want to jump. jump if you want to. the water's warm. me, i know. i know 'cause i've been swimming. blindly along through the rivers of babylon.
going to brazilyou've got something magic in your eyes. you don't have to say you're sorry. you've got a sentence waiting on your tongue. pronounce it now. i'm going where the air is hot. where they speak a language sorta like one i can speak. i'm going to south america. don't wait up for me. you've got what i need, but i can't have it. that's alright. you're everything i want and i can't touch you. let me touch you anyhow. i'm going where the air is hot. where they speak a language sorta like one i can speak. yeah i am going to south america. don't wait up for me. i've got what you want, but that's enough of that. that'll be enough of that for now. it's going to clear-cut twenty thousand acres when i touch your hair. i'm going where the air is hot. where they speak a language sorta like one i can speak. yeah, i am going to south america. don't wait up for me. i'm going to where the air is hot. where they speak a language sorta like one i can speak. yeah, i am going to south america. don't wait up for me.
25in the front seat at around four in the morning, something came down without much warning. it was bright and shiny and real nice and it prepared us both for the sacrifice. i know what it is and i know what it means, and it's got wings. i know what it is and i know what it means, and it's got wings. in the front seat, you know what i mean. love came down bright and hot and pure and clean and ready, ready for the kill. and i'll get ready. but hold me hand. would you please hold me steady? i know what it is and i know what it means, and it's got wings. i know what it is and i know what it means, and it's got wings.
elizabeth barrett browningi saw the building burning down. i saw the dogs come running in two by two. i saw the feast of saint christopher beginning. i drew connecting lines between these things. you say i need to get some sleep. you say i need to take it easy for a while. you say i'll never learn to swim at this rate, but i'm waiting for you downstairs and the water's rushing in on me. so i guess the wheel's been set in motion. i guess the ship, it's gone and left it's little harbor. i guess we'll wait and see what happens to us next. and i can't wait because there's rats in the walls. there are rats in the walls. there are rats in the walls. there are rats in the walls. there are rats in the walls. there are rats beneath the floorboards, rats up in the ceiling. rats in the walls, there are rats in the walls.
john 4:35there was a gas leak on a surface street somewhere and we were stuck in traffic and so i ran my fingers thorough your hair. and the sun beat down through the windshield. can you remember the heat? and the taste of your tongue was thick and pure and impossibly sweet. and the fields are white unto harvest. the fields are white unto harvest now. the fields are white unto harvest. the fields are white unto harvest now. the light turned red then green then yellow then red then green again and i felt that shivering rippling feeling go through my spleen again. and you leaned toward me. and your sweat fell on my shoulder. and i'm swimming back to that moment now before i get any older. because the fields are white unto harvest. the fields are white unto harvest now. the fields are white unto harvest. the fields are white unto harvest now.
going to some damned english cityyour skirt was red and flowing, your blouse was blue on the night i locked eyes with you. it seemed to me like i hadn't seen your eyes since last december. my shredding muscles my popping joints i saw the pupils of your eyes by firelight shrinking down to pinpoints you were poking at the embers there's a cold wind coming off the ocean. there's a cold wind coming off the ocean. i wet my finger with my tongue and pressed it in the ashes, rubbed it up against your perfect eyelashes. you said something really important, something pretty seems to have slipped my mind. walls were freezing, so was the floor. i didn't want to hurt you anymore. you had a sad, sad, friend in front of you, that dying fire behind. there was a cold wind coming off the ocean. there was a cold wind coming off the ocean.
the plaguethere will be blue skies above the green and verdant plains. churns will swell with fresh butter there will be an abundance of sweet grain. and we will rise from our sleep. We won't have time to choose what things we'll keep. and rivers will all turn to blood. frogs will fall from the sky. and the plague will rage through the countryside. la la la la la la la la la la la, La la la, La la la there will be cotton clouds above the fields as white as cream. there will be loud singing in the churches as we all come out to take one for the team. and all our great schemes and plans will slip like fishes from our hands. and rivers will all turn to blood. frogs will fall from the sky. and the plague will cover the country with it's anger. la la la la la la la la la la la, La la la, La la la Hey.
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all devils here now
WSABH outtakeon humid evenings you have heard your neighbors making noises that you wonder for awhile about and then put off investigating shrieks and squeals and high pitched whines and we, we are your neighbors. on hazy afternoons you heard your neighbors come and go and maybe stay away a day or two and then return appearing worse for wear. scrubbed up and hollow-eyed you tried your best to ignore us. you see us at the grocery store. you wonder what we're shopping for. we lean against the Thermador. eyes fixed firmly on the floor. pomona's big as all outdoors. and we, we are your neighbors.
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desertersthe neighbors are cloning themselves we found their cocoons in the garbage we'll either stay high forever, crash in or out or two sleeping the sleep of the blessed picking through trashcans with you the guy on t.v. is a prophet you just have to look in his eyes we'll either turn our lives over to christ or We'll just drift off trying to better ourselves giving up after one or two tries the high school's a front for the yakuza everyone, everyone knows it we will all shortly be richer than god if we'll just hold on as long as we play all our cards right as long as nobody here blows it I've drawn up a map of the autumn the holding tanks full for the night I heard all about it on vitizen's band it's a brand new day we'll be awake until Thursday the future's disarmingly bright
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cut off their thumbs #1you sprung out on the bed where we lean against the wall. down among the dregs out where the yellow spiders crawl. the telephone is broken and the drapes have all been closed. hands up! Who doesn't know exactly where this story goes? I'm gonna kill everybody in this room. I'm gonna kill everybody in this room. how has it come to this? Well I haven't got a clue. you looking up at me and us two lowering down at you. wind shakes the palm trees with an escalating fury. face the judge or take your chances with the jury. I'm gonna kill everybody in this room. I'm gonna kill everybody in this room. let's have a little music on this hazy afternoon. let's hope the tension in here finds it's resolution soon. radio on the windowsill, old white moon above. god watches over children and he cares for fools in love. I'm gonna kill everybody in this room. I'm gonna kill everybody in this room.
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mummy's handif you prick us don't it sting? if you kick us won't it hurt? I am wrapped in scraps of linen and pieces of people's old shirts. but way way underneath all these sticky bands, I hold all my dreams right here in my hands. I will rise from the tomb like an infant emerging from the womb. I spent several thousand years down here all alone. no way to stand the lonely old ache in my bones. say the spell three times, crank up the special effects, I'm gonna cast off all my bandages and see what happens next. I will rise fully formed like an infant freshly born. I've been trapped too long, underneath the ground. in the hollow darkness ain't no grave gonna hold my body down. I will push my hand up through the earth and I will rise like the cry of an infant at it's birth. ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
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song for my stepfatheryou have got that look in your eye in the pin prick point where kindness goes to die. I'll be six years old next year. you erase me you'll be sorry. you always feel sorry later on. when you come around to say so, I will be gone. and in my place meet my letter perfect body double. you erase me when I got bigger I set out on my own took up the reins myself all for you dug the spurs in clean down to the bone. but all that comes later. now there's only you and me And the replica where my body used to be. you can go ahead and hit it, he feels no pain at all. you erase me. you erase me.
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scavenger babieswake up all the birds of prey dig your tools out from the clay seal the exits of your room watch the cactus flowers bloom send my regards to the boys down on the corner (x2) build a house from sticks and mud listen to the poison singing in your blood fill yourself a (?) to drink carve your initials in the bathroom sink send my regards to the boys down on the corner (x2) the city of norwalk in my dreams rises like atlantis from a watery grave burn the things you have to burn save all the people you're supposed to save send my belongings to the drop box in tijuana send my regards to the boys down on the corner
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stable boy songhere come the times of changing tide here come the days of life and grace here come the hours of wordless wonderessness light light will fill this humble place when you come, the stars will shine brighter than spun gold when you come, the world will seem shiny and new my mom told me that someday someone like you would come to set things right 'til you come I'll keep this place ready for you.
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accentuate the positive
Originally by Mercer/Arlenyou've got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative latch on to the affirmative don't mess with mister in-between you've got to spread joy out to the maximum bring gloom down to the minimum have faith or pandemonium likely to burst upon the scene to illustrate my last remark jonah in the whale, noah in the ark what did they do just when everything seemed so dark? they said man you gotta accentuate the positive eliminate the negative latch on to the affirmative don't mess with mister in-Between no, don't mess with mister in-Between I said don't mess with mister in-Between
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going to pomonathe lights are on in your room so tell me, who's your friend? and the lights are burning in the little house on east end and I remembered who I was and what I came here for the moon was caught high in the branches of the sycamore and on my neck I felt the cold wind and it licked around my ears and it asked me to ask you, yeah, who's your friend? and the lights came down over pomona, blazed again before your front door the moon was caught high in the branches of the sycamore
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2/3 jim's head
Originally by the Baptist Generalsjim cut his head off in the barbed wire you can't go ninety degrees at a hundred and five miles an hour and return to my covenant lest i smite thee with a curse jim cut his head off in the barbed wire jim caught himself singin' church hymns he didn't mind cuz his body was behind him and this is the day that the lord hath made yes, jim cut his head off in the barbed wire jim took a mistress in midair took his mistress down into the good morning fed her mandarins and chablis straight from his mouth said something french about her hair you can't go ninety degrees at a hundred and five miles an hour and this is the day that the lord hath made yes, jim cut his head off in the barbed wire jim took his clothes off so he could drive faster than the devil he could drive faster in a trans am, he's a godspeeder....what the hell
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Originally by the Furry LewisI believe I'll buy me a graveyard of my own believe I'll buy me a graveyard of my own I'm gonna kill everybody that have done me wrong if you wanna go to nashville, mens, ain't got no fare wanna go to nashville, mens, ain't got no fare cut your good girl's throat and the judge will send you there I'm gonna get my pistol, forty rounds of ball get my pistol, forty rounds of ball I'm gonna shoot my woman just to see her fall I believe I'll buy me a graveyard of my own believe I'll buy me a graveyard of my own I'm gonna kill everybody that have done me wrong
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Originally by WCKR SPGTfrancis mitterand, do you have the heater on? francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up he's in france, he's a country in france he's a god, and oh can he dance. he has sex, when the lights are down low, there's one thing, I just gotta know. francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? shows love to the people he rules. he knows french, that's diplomatically cool. he has sex, every hour of the day. there's one thing that I really wanna say. francis mitterand, do you have the heater on? francis mitterand, do you have the heater on?
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pretty in pink
Originally by the psychadelic furscaroline laughs and it's raining all day she loves to be one of the girls she lives in the place in the side of our lives where nothing is ever put straight she turns her self 'round and she smiles and she says, "this is it. that's the end of the joke." and loses herself in her dreaming and sleep while her lovers walk through in their coats. she's pretty in pink. isn't she pretty in pink? isn't she?
nikki oh nikki
performed by john vanderslice on life and death of an american fourtrackeryou know that guy who swept your girlfriend off her feet and out of your arms in the summer between the sixth and the seventh grade you know how his name sits in your brain like a tumor and how his bright eyes shine in your memory even now. let it bug you if you really want to but friend let me assure you he's going to die you can take it to the bank that he's gonna die some day he's gonna die maybe a few years before you do. maybe a few years later. what does it matter in the long run? you know that girl who you told your secrets to back in high school the one who faithfully broadcast all of them throughout the generous pool of your mutual acquaintances and made it sound like you were psycho and in need of professional help yes, yes. yes you do remember. well you can carry that grudge or you can let it go but as sure as I'm singing this song you know she's gonna die. she's gonna die. Yes she will. five'll get you ten. show me the same undignified end that I will, and you will and everyone we know. it may happen 20 years down the line or it may happen an hour from now what does it matter? what does it matter in the long run? everyone who's done you wrong everyone who's done you favors everyone you like everyone you can't stand the sight of what does it matter? what does it matter in the long run?
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from tg&yout behind the safeway just before the flood huffed some cans of spray paint and begin to vomit blood. one more night in this town is gonna break me I just know. hang on to your dreams 'til someone makes you let them go. stumbled on down indian hill, tail between my legs. sick taste in my mouth folger's crystals and hard boiled eggs if I can't run away tonight I don't know what I'll do hang on to your dreams 'til someone beats them out of you. do what you have to do. go where you have to go. when the time comes to loosen up your grip, you'll know. called my friend in new york three thousand miles away half way through her metamorphosis, nothing I could say. poured my small resentments like rare and priceless gems hang on to your dreams until there's nothing left of them.
the boys are back in town (w/ ignition (remix))
the boys are back in town originally by thin lizzyguess who just got back today? them wild-eyed boys that had been away hadn't changed, hadn't much to say I still think those guys are great. they were asking if you'd been around, how you was, where you could be found. told them you were living downtown driving all the old men crazy. the boys are back in town (the boys are back in town) the boys are back in town you know that chick that used to dance a lot every night she'd be on the floor shaking what she'd got man when I tell you she was cool, she was red hot I mean she was steamin'. then that time over at johnny's place this chick, she got up and she slapped johnny's face man we just fell about the place if that chick don't want to know, forget her. the boys are back in town (the boys are back in town) I said the boys are back in town spread the word around guess who's back in town spread the word around friday night they'll be dressed to kill down at dino's bar and grill. the drink will flow and blood will spill and if the boys want to fight, you'd better let them. that jukebox over in the corner blasting out my favorite song the nights are getting warmer and it won't be long won't be long till summer comes now that the boys are here again. the boys are back in town (the boys are back in town) I said the boys are back in town (the boys are back, the boys are back, the boys are back) the boys are back in town, yeah it's the remix to ignition hot and fresh out the kitchen mama rollin' that body got every man in here wishin' sippin on coke and rum I'm like so what i'm drunk it's the freakin' weekend baby I'm about to have me some fun crystall poppin' in the stretch navigator we got food everywhere as if the party was catered fellas on my left hunnies to my right you put 'em both together we're gonna party all night, yeah
ignition (remix) originally by r. kelly
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song for mitch williamsyou came to california. you left houston by night. and you looked around anaheim, there was nothing there. and your fastball has been clocked at better than a hundred miles an hour. even so, yesterday they let you go. on the plane home you get them to give you a seat alone, and when the stewardess comes by you feel the fire flashing on your eyes because just between the badge and the belt you can see the strike zone. yeah, just between the badge and the belt you can see the strike zone. but you gotta stop thinking that way. it's ten fifteen on a tuesday morning and the sky through the cabin window is bright and powder blue.
washing my facewhen you come, if you come make sure you bring some bubble gum. and a great big bottle of cheap gin, yeah don't bother knocking, you can just waltz right in. when you come, if you do come by make sure you wear your skirt real high. there's cracked ice in the freezer and glasses in the sink you can lie down on the sofa, and I'll fix us both a drink. and we will teach ourselves to pray in languages that we don't really speak. and we will lie about the way it used to be. when you come, if you come bring a couple of coconuts and i'll supply the rum. and i will dim the lights, pull all the drapes throw in those near forgotten video tapes. yeah when you come, if you make it out this far you better leave your pride out in the car. and you wanna make sure that you bring along some means for forgetting where it was that we went wrong. and we will teach ourselves to pray in languages that we don't really speak. and we will lie about the way it used to be.
i will survive
Originally by Gloria Gaynorfirst I was afraid I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side but then I spent so many nights just feeling sorry for myself and I grew strong and I learned how to carry on and now you're back from outer space I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face I should have that stupid lock I should have made you leave your key if I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me go on now go walk out the door just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye did you think I'd crumble did you think I'd lay down and die well no, not I I will survive yeah, as long as i know how to live I know I'll stay alive I've got all my life to live and I've got all my love to give and I'll survive I will survive hey hey
the big unitI sunk all of my money into swiss gold and I watched the markets slide and I stood on the edge of the pacific and watched the hypodermic needles coming in with the tide there are two guys just outside of chicago looking for me tonight, but randy johnson throws a baseball 97 miles an hour and I'm gonna be alright. I had a fully loaded junk bond portfolio that didn't work out like it was supposed to there's a mountain of money in the bond market that I can't seem to get close to I've been headed down the road to ruin. the end is nowhere in sight. but randy johnson throws a baseball 97 miles an hour and I'm gonna be alright.
for now, extra glenns stuff will be in this file...
going to michiganas the car rolled north towards michigan you complained that all i like to listen to is gary neuman and the tubeway army well maybe that's true but what about you and the blue cheer comprehensive retrospective box set that's pretty annoying too. the wing window flew open. the air was thin. i heard you say so and i heard shadings of meaning again and your fingers touched mine and that supersonic whine began near the back of my head and the white rose burned. you know exactly what i mean about the burning white rose yes you do yes you do
the river songthe little river is blue and long i sat by the side of it as everything went wrong i got a letter from the dry city's heart you say the water distribution system's come all apart and my place here's threatened but i had it in my mind and your face was on the skyline, so sweet and so kind let them come, let 'em all come down. let them take a good long look around. let them see if my rivers won't suit them. let them drown. the fish that swim there in the current with their machine-like faces should be no deterrant they'll all come toward me and i won't move i know where i stand, i have nothing to prove because i had it in my heart that you were walking by and the little river's waters became our separate skies so let them come, let 'em all come down. let them take a good long look around. let them see if my rivers won't suit them. let them drown. 'cause i had it in my heart that you were walking by and the whole world dissolved leaving only you and i. so let them come, let 'em all come down. let them take a good long look around. let them see if my rivers won't suit them. let them drown.
baltimorewhen i walked past the chain link fence and the guard dog came forward to attack me i knew you were coming home i knew you were on your way back well in baltimore, you will find what you've been waiting for in baltimore, you will find what you've been waiting for just beyond the last of the sidewalk, where the beach begins i heard the airplanes announcing the apocolypse saw the 737's coming on in will you hold on for just a minute will you hold on while i catch my breath listen, in baltimore, you'll uncover what you've been digging for in baltimore, you will find what you've been waiting for
going to moroccothere's no wolves around here. there's no wolves around here. have a drink. drink your fill. from the tap. from the still. if you won't, i will. but there are no wolves around here. there's no reason to cry. there's no reason to cry. you can have a seat for a while. relax. smile. but don't touch that dial, 'cause there is no reason to cry. there's a gutteral stop in my throat. there's a gutteral stop in my throat. the wind comes in from far and wide. sands blow. grains collide. i'm changing inside. and there's a gutteral stop in my throat.
carmen cicerothere's power in the name. but the name's been lost for centuries. there's poison is in the water but the water tastes like honey and we're so thirsty we don't care where we wake up tomorrow. we don't care, the question can hardly hold our attention. and this is a song for your young men to sing when they run out of options yeah, when they run out of options. there's the faith you can give or withhold and then there's the one true faith there's the revolution you came for and the one you're eventually going to get. and there's a road that starts right here and leads clear up to saskatchewan and i brought a full tank and a '67 mustang. and this is a song for your young women to whistle while they're driving at high speeds down the highway the wind up in the trees the song on the wind there's a mesage in the song but the message is hopelessly complicated and the words on water and dissapeear before you write them down but i, i brought the polaroid. and this the song and everyone's got sing along but it hasn't got a chorus god damn it all. yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
going to marrakeshthe fog is lifting from the water. the bells are sounding on the boats. and our love is a monster plain and simple. though you weight it down with stones to try to drown it, it floats. it floats. the day of reckoning is coming faster than anyone here realizes. and our love is like jesus, but worse. though you seal the cave up where you've lain its body, it rises. it rises. i keep waiting for our love to die. the machines by its bed dim and flicker, but it won't stay dead. and it perks up when the nurses bring its medication by. i wish our love could go the way of all flesh. but it's not right, and its not nice to try and kill the same thing twice. would you pack your things? we are going to marrakesh.
adulterythere's a mean streak in the sky on the morning when you come by. and you ask me "would i?" and i say i would. and it's an ill wind that blows nobody good. and i should've known that you'd come my way. by the dogs spawled out sleeping in the driveway windows open audibly around the neighborhood, and it's an ill wind that blows nobody good. and you touched my hand. and the sun beats down. ineffective warnings all over the ground, and i'm standing on the same spot where you husband stood. and it's an ill wind that blows nobody good.
rockin' rockin' pet storeone burning afternoon under the waxing jurisdiction of the harvest moon. we took a right and we went far away and i remember it as though it were yesterday. at the pet store. the stereo played songs we both knew and i reached my arm around and touched you. i felt the sun burning into me and i knew we'd find the physic for my malady at the pet store. you hair caught the sunlight as you opened the door and i'd never seen your hair looking quite that way before. i heard the parakeets punctuate the moment with their shrieks and cries. i saw the reptile cages reflected in your blue eyes. their green bodies conspiring therein to form a separate universe where it was no sin to want what i wanted right then and there in the pet store.
ambivalent seascape Ywe saw the ship meet the horizon. we saw it carry him away. and the streamers on the hull were the last things to wink out of existance as a cool breeze came in from across the bay. you dug around in the sand. you came up holding something. and when you handed it over with that smile on your face, i knew the three of us meant less than nothing. i held the seashell next to my ear, but i didn't hear anything. i held the seashell next to my ear, but i didn't hear anything. the dogfish swam beneath the jetty. where our legs hung down. and the ocean hugged the sun with her long arms as the lights came up above chinatown. i guess this makes it all easier. i guess it's smooth sailing now. i guess this irons out all the wrinkles from the fabric. i guess it never really mattered anyhow. i held the seashell next to my ear, but i didn't hear anything. i held the seashell next to my ear, but i didn't hear anything.
going to buffalolay down just a little while honey lemon-chamomile very soon the plane's coming in. one hour worth of quicksand the glass warm against your hand very soon the airplane will take me away. i will nuzzle up against you and then, i will never see you again. fires burning, the world's turning around. words that lose their meanings and then swell up like balloons, very soon the taxi will come. all the lies you told me can no longer hold me. very soon the taxi will take me away. i will forget how you've done me wrong, how you've strung me along. fires burning, learning to breathe.
[untitled] repetitionwell the train touched down in souix city, iowa. the train touched down in souix city, iowa. it fell cleanly from the dark sky under the track saw you from the window there was no turning back. well, the whistle went off. i was leaning up against the window. yeah the whistle went off. i was leaning up against the window. i saw the blue passengers walking past me and you called up the calvary. it was so easy, and it was so hard, you were clutching your copy of kirkagaard. repetition. repetition.
this is a bruce springsteen songi hold you in my arms as the band plays what are those words whispered baby, just as you turned away? i saw you last night out at the edge of town. i want to read your mind just to know what i've got in this new thing i've found. so tell me what i see when i look in your eyes. is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise? i heard somebody call your name from underneath our willow. i saw something tucked in shame underneath your pillow. well i?ve tried so hard baby, but i just cannot see what a woman like you could possibly want with a man like me. so tell me what i see when i look in your eyes. is it you baby, or just a brilliant disguise? now you play the loving woman i?ll play the faithful man. but just don?t look too closely in the palm of my hand. we stood at the altar the gypsy swore our future was bright. but come the wee wee hours well maybe baby the gypsy lied. so when you look at mei, well look hard and look twice. is that me baby, or just a brilliant disguise?
the mooni thought that i was in control. when i saw her coming, i reached out my hand. you, you, you would think so too but there is something here that you do not understand. she's got skin like you would not believe. i saw her skin and i went out of my mind. she's got skin more perfect that the sky, and i reached out my hand and left the world behind. noone knew what i was talking about, i used to say that what i saw through my window was brilliant sap and strong white camelias. now i see you coming, and i just don't think so. she's got skin like you would not believe. i saw her skin and i went out of my mind. i reached out my hand and i walked out into the rain. i was right behind the clouds. i could just see ya coming. yeah.
this is a franklin bruno songall i got is a pool key, but it lets me in to the place where the surface of the water breaks its contract with the skin. you can tell me it's still great to come by and chat. but i'm not completely convinced that you're willing to leave it at that. and all the clothes in this milkcrate, they're yours for good. we can take them out to your car and we can lean against the hood. and you can tell me it's still great to come by and chat. but i'm not completely convinced that you're willing to leave it at that. so let's sit down, take off our shoes. let's just amuse ourselves from noon 'til two. let's lie down, take off our clothes. and just suppose there's no starting over to do. there's no starting over to do. there's no starting over. an army of lovers can't be beaten. have you ever tried to defeat just one? straighten the pillows while i neaten up the edges of this mattress where our struggle's just begun. and let's sit down, take off our shoes. let's not misuse the time from noon 'til two. and let's lie down, take off our clothes. and just suppose there's no starting over to do. there's no starting over to do. there's no starting over to do. there's no, there's no starting over.
fit alpha viI know you never asked for my opinion, but I'd say that horse is crazy I know what I think doesn't matter any more, but I'd say his mind is gone and I know you feel the same way, even though you'd rather die than say it I know you know what I know, or you wouldn't be sleeping on the lawn I heard the hooves crack the window, saw the body come through saw the big brown eyes flashing I fell all over you I got pressure bearing down on me There was a reason why I came here, but I guess now it doesn't matter I had a good, good, good, good reason, but I guess now you couldn't care There is a certain kind of feeling that you get when you're totally helpless and there's a different world waiting for me when I lift my head up from your thick, dark hair I heard the hooves crack the window, saw the body come through saw the big nostrils flaring I fell all over you I got pressure bearing down on me
alpha aquaei've grown rather tired of our little game. you ask me the question. my answer's the same. and i couldn't say the day or the year. but it must be summer, 'cause there's flies in here. i need water. i need water. ants on the window ledge caught my attention. and i wanted to say so, but i was to tired to mention it. and we crawled in bed, and melted together. cursing each other. cursing the weather. and i need water. i need water.
this is a furniture huschle songnever thought i'd make it. never, ever thought. first into surgery. arrested for perjury. i don't like freddy mercury. even though he was probably a district court judge in a dream i had when i was 12 about a furniture store. furniture store. furniture store. furniture store. furniture store.
this is a leonard cohen songfrankie lane, he was singing jezebel. i pinned an iron cross to my lapel. i walked up to the tallest and the blondest girl. i said, look, you don't know me now but very soon you will. so won't you let me see, i said "won't you let me see", i said "won't you let me see your naked body?" just dance me to the dark side of the gym. chances are i'll let you do most anything. she said i know you're hungry, i can hear it in your voice. and there are many parts of me to touch, you have your choice. but no you cannot see, she said "no you cannot see", she said "no you cannot see my naked body." so we're dancing close, the band is playing stardust. balloons and paper streamers floating down on us. she said, you've got a minute left to fall in love. in solemn moments such as this i have put my trust. and all my faith to see, i said "all my faith to see", i said "all my faith to see, her naked body."
rockin' rockin' twilight of the godsswitched on the radio this morning. heard about the local savings and loan. how they went under, took with them everything i own. that's alright. it doesn't make me nervous. 'cause i can see the clouds gathering in the distance. and everytime it rains, it rains pennies from heaven. and everytime it rains, i'm a rich man. and everytime it rains, i'm indescribably wealthy. and everytime it rains, gold coins spill from the heavens straight into my hands. many have said that the devil was coming. i looked down at the sidewalk -- three inches of water running. i looked up at the clouds. everything looked great. the financial news network talked about the prime lending rate. that's alright. i'm safe and warm. just over there ya know, near south ontario, i can see the signals of a tropical storm. and everytime it rains, it rains pennies from heaven. and everytime it rains, i'm a rich man. and everytime it rains, i'm indescribably wealthy. and everytime it rains, tech stocks spill from the heavens straight into my hands. many have said that the devil was coming. i looked down at the sidewalk from the window -- three inches of water running.
all frostinglet's meet out in san bernadino let's get a case of polish vodka let's bring out the big guns the modified israeli ones let's go back to where we let it all go let's quit scavenging for bones down in the snow let's follow the freeway from here let's disappear let's get our stuff back from the pawnshop let's put a bedroom in the attic let's stay up real late and see if we don't suffocate let's practice our smiles 'til we're both freezing cold let's dig up the graveyard 'til we find ourselves some gold I will tell you when the coast has come clear let's disappear
Thanks to Alex Glasnovic for transcribing this
how I left the ministrythere was one thing I found that I couldn't help thinking as they pried me free with the jaws of life none of this disaster would ever have happened if I had not been driving my neighbor's wife to the alta loma day's inn where I'd registered us as a couple with a name I'm sure some other couple somewhere has and the last thing I saw before falling unconscious was your right hand tracing a heart on my thigh and I thought my god what an infantile gesture and I thought my god what an indescribable high the autumn air was sweeter than a slice of wedding cake as I overshot the exit and I tried and failed to find the brake
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Originally by Leonard CohenI finally found the secret chord that david played and it pleased the lord but you don't really care for music, do ya? it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift the hebrew king composing hallelujah hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! now your faith was strong, but you needed proof. you saw her bathing on the roof. her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya. she tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throat and she cut your hair. and from your mouth she drew the hallelujah. hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! now you say I took the name in vain I don't even know the name, but if I did, well really, what's it to ya? there's a blaze of light in every word it doesn't matter which you heard the broken or the holy hallelujah. hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! I did my best, it wasn't much I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch tellin' the truth -- I didn't come to fool ya. and though somehow it all went wrong I'll stand before the lord of song with nothing on my tongue but hallelujah. hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah!
my inner joan crawford vehiclecheap drapes frame the windows no one speaks his mind buckling asphalt up ahead smoking wreck behind stock footage of a ballroom nearly flooded with champagne we're lost in the desert and it's never going to rain. every time in this house someone opens up his mouth all his hopes and dreams begin their dizzy journey south. when the pipes begin to freeze we turned on all the taps tearing a good thing to pieces bickering over the scraps fried clams from the diner diesel on the wind gorge ourselves on caviar when the boat comes in wait for someone neutral to reckon up the score grease on the walls of the kitchen dried blood on the living room floor you there in your nightgown head all full of dreams all the things we'd sewn together splitting at the seams try to cauterize the wound just get nowhere fast holding each other for dear life shielding ourselves from the blast.
surroundedcold white moon shines down on colorado hide my dirty secrets down here in the shadows where the quaking aspens tremble in the snow hold me up above the rafters raise me high and let me go let me fall down through my own roof like a meteorite let the world and all its wonders leave me to my toys tonight and my ninty-six inch television screen let me die. let me die surrounded by machines. high winds knocked the power out last night but i've got my own supply here all my windows fill with light and the light floods through the windows to the open plain below finds nothing but some trees and six fresh feet of snow and I find a broadcast station that's signed off for the night and the static floods the speakers in glorious black and white on my ninty-six inch television screen let me die. let me die surrounded by machines.
1 john 4:16in the holding tank I built for myself it's feeding time and I start to feel afraid because I'm the last one left in line. the endless string of summer storms that led me to today began one afternoon with you long ago and far away and someone leads the beast in on its chain but I know you're thinking of me cause it's just about to rain so I won't be afraid of anything ever again in the cell that holds my body back the door swings wide and I feel like someone's lost child as the guard leads me outside and if the clouds are gathering it's just to point the way to an afternoon I spent with you when it rained all day and someone leads the beast in on its chain but I know you're thinking of me cause it's just about to rain so I won't be afraid of anything ever again
sign of the crow 2these roses are the pleasures of the flesh these ones here they are the pleasures of the spirit and tucked behind a pornographic picture in a frame the troops found the pierced heart and they all gathered near it and the dust clouds bloomed in the dark and the face gazed up from the frame roomful of French troops in a Franciscan abbey history does not recall their names of the several things that you have to do today you're gonna regret one this generation asks for a sign it isn't gonna get one bertha took the pictures to the priest and the priest fell on his face upon the floor and the story lived on for a decade or two but no one really knows it anymore but the blessed heart is seen in the airbrush and the blessed heart is beating on the wind and the bodies of the faithful stacked by dozens by the roadsides stripped and scourged and skinned of the several things that you have to do today you're gonna regret one this generation asks for a sign it isn't gonna get one
i ain't livin' long like this
rodney crowell coverI looked for trouble and I found it son straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun I tried to run but I don't think I can he said make one move and you're dead man I ain't living long like this I can't live at all like this, can I now you know the story about the wheel go round don't let them take you son at all downtown came out of houston off of Wayside drive son of a carhop in some all night dive dad drove a stock car to an early death all I remember was a drunk man's breath I ain't living long like this I can't live at all like this you know the story about the wheel go round don't let 'em take son at all downtown I live for angel, she's a roadhouse queen makes texas ruby look like sandra dee I want to love her but I don't know how I'm at the bottom of the jailhouse now I ain't living long like this I can't live at all like this you heard the story about the jailhouse rock go out and do it, don't get caught I ain't living long like this
here I am
mary chapin carpenter coverI've waited longer for lesser things but here I am who really knows what tomorrow brings but here I am just in case you were wondering just in case you got lost again just in case you run out of friends, here I am it's so easy to rip and to tear, so here I am what you need most vanishes into thin air, so here I am maps and compasses may stay true it doesn't really matter what you do I have never forgotten you here I am some days our reach seems to exceed our grasp I gave up hoping long ago I could fix the past today I called you for the very first time in a million years you would never believe me if I told of these million tears life doesn't wave as it's speeding by grab on fast and hold on tight and don't ever forget to fight this good fight here I am
quién como tú
ana gabriel coverEl perfume de su almohada, tu lo conoces bien y la humedad de sus sabanas blancas también que suerte la tuya que puedes tenerlo a tus pies sintiendo en tu boca sus besos que saben a miel Mirando como le hablas de amor el tiempo no se detiene y nada tengo yo que esperar aunque me quede en el aire Quién como tú, que día a día puedes tenerle quién como tú, que solo entre tus brazos se duerme quién como tú que con ternura cura sus fiebres quién como tú Esas noches de locura, tu las disfrutas bien y entre sus brazos las horas no pasan lo se Mirando como le hablas de amor el tiempo no se detiene y nada tengo yo que esperar aunque me quede en el aire Quién como tú, que día a día puedes tenerle quién como tú, que solo entre tus brazos se duerme quién como tú que con ternura cura sus fiebres quién como tú