Lyrics

 

APC Gunner

About a year ago, I came across the ocean
With a few of my friends, not really knowing
What it means to hard. What it means to be tired
What it means to be scared.
What it takes to be hard.

A thousand miles, in the back of a car
Afraid for my life from a roadside bomb
And every market square, I took a couple of shells
And then I cut 'em down with my 50 cal
I killed 30 men with my machine gun
Yeah I’m pretty good
I can hit them when they’re running, running

I been six hours, in the back of a mud wall
Under fire from an enemy bunker
Yeah I stopped a convoy of troops and supplies
With plastic explosives I took them by surprise
Now there are no survivors when I am on the scene
Cause I have nine lives
And I only used three

Got to fire maneuver. You got to use your eyes
We have to stick together if you want to stay alive
Got to kill with no mercy
Choose your targets well
Take the enemy soldiers
And send them to hell running, running

 

The Automatic Millionaire

Well I work downtown in a black building
Work on the second floor every time the phone rings
It's getting harder not to cry

And it's what I do but it just ain't me
And I do what I do but I just don't see

I work in a small town I work for a banker
He has a daughter and I'm in love her
Oh but she don't know

When I see her at night, don't know where she's been
But she kissed me and I sink like a submarine

You know the heroin models in the back car seat
dirty apartment making it the hard way
The hard way, making it the hard way

I said I love them but they never understand what I mean
And I guess it's their mental capacity

The automatic millionaire

 

Blame the Sun

Well she's beautiful like the day is long, and it's so long
She smiled like life is hard, and it's so hard
Well I pushed as a child against the wind and tide
Through the blood and the mud, where the bodies were piled
And I can't believe you would try to steal this from us all, from us all

Blame it on the sun in your eyes
Blame it on the sun in your eyes
Blame it on the sun in your eyes
Blame it on the sun in your eyes

Well she's cool like life is cruel, and it's so cruel
She sells like war is hell, but she takes it so well
Afraid for my life a couple of times for a couple of songs that don't come out right
And I can't believe I've tried to steal this from us all.

Chorus

Well she rolls like life is a joke
Well I'm not laughing, are you?
And her, oh my God, eyes are like nothing I've seen
Are they laughing at me?

The future is dreams and the past is gone
Yes, we lost a lot of blood but we have to keep going
I can't believe we essentially steal from ourselves
Oh, from ourselves
Yeah, from ourselves
Yeah, from ourselves
Yeah, from ourselves

Chorus

 

Ballad of Sergeant Malone

Well, poor old Sergeant Malone
Well now he is dead and gone
But there may be a surprise at the end of the line
For poor old Sergeant Malone.

He had seventeen girls 'fore he married
All precious young beauties were they
But they shake their fists, they curse his name
right down to this very day

As a child he fought with rage and hell fire;
in the face of adversity burned
Well "Live and let live" a phrase we all know,
I guess one that he never learned.

Chorus

Well, at 21 he joined the army,
the infantry second brigade
And when he'd marched the square a thousand times
Well the boats came and took him away

With his rifle raised to his shoulder,
he was known to aim tried and true
And so it is said, when they counted the dead,
the sergeant had killed 22.

Chorus

On the beaches of Normandy he killed them
'Cross France he was knocking them dead
And to his delight, the whole time,
in his mouth was a cigarette.

Well we all know the sergeant he made it,
not unchanged by the things he had seen
And if you ask him he might say he is doing all right
But he still sees friends die in his dreams.

Chorus

Well his wife yeah she later on left him
And I know sometimes him would think
"Well now I'm 43 with the things that I've seen,
who wants an old hound dog like me?"

On a stormy day in November,
got the pistol out of his room
And as the rain poured down,
he put the gun in his mouth
but he just couldn't see it through.

Chorus

He tried 7 years later
and this time with poison pills
And the pills it seems that they changed those dream
He saw friends in those who loved him still.

He was smiling when they finally found him
Sure as I'm here he was dead.
And to his delight, when he died,
in his mouth was a cigarette.

 

Britannia Rules the Waves

I thought I'd write you a song
The perfect words I haven't found yet
The precious passion pouring perfect from my nimble fingers
In simple terms, I have not found yet.

And oh Britannia still rules the waves
Britannia still rules the waves
Britannia still rules the waves
Oh Britannia still reigns.

Had no idea that that's what it's like
I always thought it was your smile
You're drunk you pout for pleasure pout, for pity; clever baby
I had no clue that that's how you roll
(then again you are just 17)

Oh Brittannia still rules the waves, yeah
Britannia still rules the Waves
Britannia still rules the waves
Oh Britannia still reigns.

I stole these flowers for you, yeah
I stole this beautiful day for you
Hear the birds cry death to fault line
Where I'm singing about your buttons
Wish I could swallow you whole.

Oh Britannia still rules the waves
Singing Britannia still rules the waves
Singing Britannia still rules the waves
And Britannia still reigns.

 

Burning Alive

What was I supposed to be
Red flags, red lights, red eyes, are you ready
The face is pressed against cool chemicals

And you think that's what you want but are you really sure?
And though we pulled our hair out for so long
And we killed ourselves and we built the atom bomb
And there's pressure and pressure on both sides pressure. Are you ready?
and they test you in lessons that you can't at all get ready

Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive

Hearts just break dear, hearts just break dear
when they're ready, when they're ready
Hearts just break dear, hearts just break child
when they're ready, when they're ready
Hearts just break dear, hearts just break dear
when they're ready, when they're ready

Why should I bleed not for you?
When I close my eyes all I see is sweet little you.
I've been pushin' my boat through the horror to the eye of a hurricane
And storm rose like a shore and swept me away again

Now we stole all this love and we put it into songs
and these days are ours and will be so for long
With the parasites on every side I am breakin' up
And we're clever, all right, but this isn't a life, I'm freakin' out

Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive
Oh we are burning alive

 

Burning Bridges

I've been on a losing streak that just don't seem to end
These old ghosts have been chasing me down back roads and dead ends
When nobody loves you, you don't give a good god damn
When nobody knows your name that's when clothes they make the man.

I've been marching endlessly for six months or more
I've been paying tribute to the wolf who's at my door
Now the bullet's in the chamber. And the gears have got some grease
Lovers become strangers, that's when you turn to face the beast.

I try to run, oh Lord I try to run
I try to hide, oh Lord I try to hide
And I suffered and I cried, And I swallowed my pride.
(And now I am alone)

I've been burning bridges like it's going out of style
I've been losing friends like it's the miracle mile
And when you love like a criminal, you get more than you deserve
I still got the urge to kill. I just kind of lost the nerve.

I try to run. Oh Lord I try to run.
I tried to hide. Oh Lord I try to hide.
And I suffered and I cried
And I swallowed my pride
(And I am alone)

 

Calgary

Suffocating on the subway
Even there I can feel your eyes
Feel hands reaching out to grab me
Down in the beltline where the pressure lies

Whoa ho
Whoa ho Calgary
Whoa ho
Whoa ho Calgary

Can't eat but I'm getting hungry
Can't climb the Tower if I tried
Now the fat cats are getting skinny
With everybody bumping lines

The walking dead are growing in numbers
Every day well I see a new face
Their coming up just to drag you under
Every day well I see (dig) a new grave

She makes you old
Steals your virtue
Got(seen) a lot of good kids going bad
Don't let all this trash fool you
There's a lot of money to be had here

She loves the fool
She feeds the hungry
But how much poison have I ate
How many sons will she bury
Everybody help me sing her name

She's sick and she's pretty
Everybody help me sing her praise

 

Dance, Dance Revolution

Well a young man's got to carry a blade for protection
Cause the lawyers' sons won't help him, when he pleads misdirection
Should I fly off the handle, fall in with the team
Am I one of the reds, or is it more like a green

There was little conversation when I was introduced
But much deliberation for the colour of my shoes
Didn't help that I was starving, didn't help that I was tired
Will you help me down the stairwell when they cut out my eyes

Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance

I have many, many questions about men and God and time
Is it a feeling when I'm singing or when I'm standing in a line
Never found much salvation in looking for God
I'd rather lay young women fill my body full of drugs

I don't get much satisfaction unless I'm singing little rhymes
Or venting my frustration in the style of the time
But this is no solution, no answer I have found,
When I kneel before the cross, well it only brings me down

Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance

Well the power of suggestion don't change authority
When they arrested our captain I was surprised to say the least
I looked for holes in procedure, a weakness to exploit
But I called contradiction as a last resort

When I saw them hit the pavement I was laughing like a fool
Cause there is more to our lives than to rob and ridicule
As a matter of fact I think it's all a waste of time
I'd rather taste the cold steel or curl up and die

Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance, Dance Dance Dance

 

Dante

I was drunk, a matter to resolve
So Kent took me to the hospital
Check my face, my bleeding arm, gave me a room with security guards
Bleached white linen, they took my blood, seven hours when I sobered up
Talked in circles. "Are you for real? Are you hurt now?
How do you feel? How do you feel?"

Took my clothes, my cigarettes
Gave me a bed with no blankets
Locked me up, sat me down. Asked me "Son what's this about?
You came in crying, you came here bleeding
You're here for something. Now come on tell me
It wasn't good, but you had a plan.
Tell it to me so I'll understand."

I feel like Dante
In black forest branches
Well the dogs in the distance are howling my name.

Thought I was a ticking bomb
People I met told me "Settle down
Can't go nowhere your feet are stuck" The doctors told me to lighten up
"A stereo and a pocket knife, this ain't no way to end your life
Watch your step boy, watch yourself. You play the cards you have been dealt
Don't be stupid, don’t be foolish. Look at all you have been given Beautiful girls, a beautiful life
A talent that screams and wakes you up at night"
If that ain't enough come on, look at your arm. See how nicely it healed up.

I feel like Dante
In black forest branches
Well, the dogs in the distance are howling my name ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

Now I am home again
As I step back in the skeleton
People I meet are walking dead
We are sleeping in our graves
We are sleeping in our graves

 

Deadman at the Wheel

Things are getting cheap
And the best that you can hope for
Is to live on your knees
Or die in your dreams
I know how it seems.

Love is a scam
And I can't defend something I don't understand
There's blood on my hands
So tell me. Love me again.

And in this life of struggle
Where beauty's few and far between
Yes, it's few and far between
My love.

And in this world of trouble
When there's no God in this machine
Just a Deadman at the wheel
Just a Deadman at the wheel.

Life is a game
If you don't understand
Well it's a cryin' shame
But there's no one to blame
It's hard to explain.

People are strange
People are changing every day
And they're always afraid
And me I always run away.

In this life of struggle
Where beauty's few and far between
Yes it's few and far between
My love.

In this world of trouble
Well there's no God in this machine
Just a Deadman at the wheel
Just a Deadman at the wheel.

 

Diary of a Revolutionary

Many miles I have wandered
Many roads that I've been down
You been down both times
And I well I been down none
And still I wonder where are you.

Been in the fields pickin' cotton
I been marching 'cross this land
So many times now I well I forget
And still that open road keeps calling me.
Ohh

I'm really dying

Many nights I have lain sleeping
Many nights I could not sleep
Many nights I wondered if you ever think of me
And still that ghosts returns to me.

Well I see the hotshot flyin'
See the whites of their eyes
Some times I think I love you
More than you realize
And still that open road keepings calling me.

 

Elephant Man (Working Man Blues No. 3)

I am the elephant man
I have two great meat clubs for hands
You shut your face
You're trying to be nice to me
Well go away
Cause you're only going to lie to me
Saying I look OK
But really I'm quite frightening

And oh it's hard to be
The elephant man

I am the boogie man
And I boogie down whenever I can
I'll chop off your hands
And nail them to the ceiling fan
Then do as I command
Say "goodbye" now say "hello" again
Now do as I command.
Say "goodbye" now bring the curtain down

And oh it's hard to be

So leave my heart alone, so leave my heart alone
Baby leave me heart alone, my heart alone

I am the surgeon general
and I generally make you miserable
now take off your clothes
lets get this show on the road
Get out of control
vicious monsters only grow a man
and you will grow old
I've purged all I know

And oh I heard it's hard to be the Surgeon General

I am the Pirate King of France
I'll chop off your heads
I am cruel it is said
How do we know if they're all dead
I can surely understand
You have not heard of me yet
When you ask me who I am
I say "Off with your heads"

And oh it's hard to be

So leave my heart alone, so leave my heart alone
Baby leave my heart alone, my heart alone

 

Ghost King, King of Ghosts

I am the ghost king, king of ghosts,
My little crown is made of bones
Your little heart is my home
My little bed is nice and warm.

I am the ghost king, king of ghosts,
These ghosts are mine and mine alone
Now fear is mine and mine to grow
The night is mine and on and on.

Surrender to me. This is my land.
This is our show now. Just wave your bony hand.
Now, there's too many of us to count
This is our show now
Just open your little mouth.

I am the ghost king, king of ghosts,
I like the ugly kids the most
Who like to spook around at shows,
With their hands inside their coats.

I am the ghost king, king of ghosts,
My army is invincible.
Our skills are finely, finely honed
We weigh in immeasurable.

Surrender to me. Now this is my land.
This is our show now. Just wave your bony hands.
Now there's too many of us to count
This is our show now
Just open your little mouth.

 

Goodbye Beautiful Bluebird

Goodbye beautiful bluebird
Windy skies are coming on strong
Thunder and rain will sweep through the valley
But tonight you silently sail.

On your skin my fingers feel like fire
My hunger for you lingers
And there is only one thing for me, that’s you.

Goodnight sleepy-eyed child
Blue skies are calling you home
Clouds are gone and the sun is returning
Looks like it's finally here
To stay and rest your weary head beside me
Wrap your arms around me
Now sweet thing please don’t hurt me
Cause all I want is you.

Good morning beautiful angel
Windblown hair is hiding your eyes
Through sleepy smiles you are silently breathing
I've never known anyone like you
Before I met you my whole world was ending
I had some understanding
And then you came along and shattered everything
Honey just allow me one more chance to get along with you
Honey just allow me one more chance to get along with you
Honey just allow me one more chance to get along with you

 

Gunga Din

Well I was lost; could not be found
And oh the cost; I lay it down
We were so long in the fog; so far from where we are now

You were golden; you're summer sun
But we were broken; but we were one
And our hearts were burning; our eyes are burning
Every goddamn piece of us was on fire.

Now I can't storm no beach or bunker with you
And I can't hold no hill or higher ground with you

Remember dancing; through burning spire
While advancing through heavy fire
They called in Gunga Din! Gunga Din!
Til the whole goddamn field was crying Din

Remember folding; remember good
But we were holding; fell where we stood
I'll tell you we were holding; we were okay
We don't need your goddamn heroes here

I can't hold no hill or higher ground with you
Now I can't storm no beach or bunker with you

 

Guzzolene in My Veins

Won't you come on, lay your hand on my back
I'm so tired of running. Could use sympathy right now
Cause I'm getting older. I'm tired of backing down.
If we're done pretending, I think I'm ready now.

Lift your head Brother til your eyes meet mine
You deserve no sentence. You have committed no crime.
Young boys are born soldiers and they live in a lie
O Brother can you hear them cry.

I am too wild to be tamed
Well I'm too proud to feel ashamed
And I am too free to be in chains
And I need fire for the guzzolene in my veins.

We must keep ourselves tidy but savage inside
We were all but forgotten. Now we're filling up the lines
I got no more patience. Got no more time
So Brother step into the light.

I see you've lost your will to sing
Just like a bird with a broken wing
Now I've got the cure for your suffering
Man you need fire for the guzzolene in your veins.

Now in fields of golden where dust and shadows lie
With reckless abandon, there they scattered us to die
And now there's no more favours when folks come to call
They come out a swinging. They split fire when they talk.

I will no longer calmly sit
Through anymore of your bullshit
Well we need souls with salt and grit
Well we want fire. We want power. Throw the switch

And in conclusion, in accordance with the law
I need one brave soldier (young young soldiers) I need one distant god
A pistol and a sabre and a heart that's turned to stone
We all going to get there, Brother, just one more great big show.

Oh Brother, on that fateful day
Where everything is blown away
And everything begins again.
We'll need that fire for the guzzolene in our veins

 

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy
Helen all I want is to love you
Tell me why it's so hard to touch you
Just tell me why. Tell me why.

Maybe if we both were a bit older
This feeling wouldn't keep creeping up my shoulders
And stabbing me
Or choking me in my sleep.

Thoughts get tangled and twisted up in my head
Running circles endlessly around my bed
You say you're on my side
I ain't no fool. I ain't no child
That’s right. That's right.

I want to hold your hand. I want to be your man.
I want to kiss your face.
I want to be your man.

Helen all I want is to love you
Tell me why it's so hard to kiss you
Just tell me why. Tell me why.

Lying with you and I'm falling to pieces
Hear you speak. I get weak in the knees
I pull the wool over my eyes
You pull your skirt up off your thighs (and sweetly smile).

I want to hold your hand. I want to be your man.
I want to kiss your face.
I want to be your man.

 

Hope for the Best

I was born in the basement
of a club downtown

Where the cars are the houses
And the water's brown
The air is dark and dirty
The girls are dumb and ugly
Oh man you should have seen me
Man you should have seen me.

I went to school and did the same old shit
But I never really knew what to do with it
Cause my mind was dark and dirty
The girls were rich and pretty
Oh man they couldn't teach me
Man they couldn't teach me.

Just a boy, my brother took me aside
Set me straight on the facts of life
Said it's best to surrender, might as well be over
I hope it gets better. Hope it gets better.
Then my father split and my mother moaned
About what she did and what went wrong
God it was pathetic. Hope it gets better.
Hope it gets better. Hope it gets better.

I just called you tonight
Oh cause I wanted you to know
I just called you tonight
To say it's getting better. I think it's getting better.
Hope it get's better. Better than it seems.

Well the music taught me til I went insane
And the drugs that fueled me til I broke my brain
I was 14 something turning into nothing
Oh man I was destructive, counter-productive
Played my music and the people came
And the women wooed and women laid
Laid in false pride, laid in the labour
Laid in the face of a direct order.

Well if my opinion of religion is wrong
Well I feel that I won't be here too long
Death's gonna take me, experience control me
Oh God I'm so afraid. God I'm so afraid.
And as young men we're all stuck in time
Waiting for opportunity to rise
God it is pathetic. Hope it gets better.
Hope it gets better. Hope it gets better.

I just called you tonight
I just want you to know, as I go out in the cold
I just want you to know: they say it's getting better
I think it's getting better. Hope it's getting better
Oh better than it seems.

 

It Ain't Right

Twenty-one, young and strong
Loving is free. Life is like a song.
When the big dark cloud comes to gather you in
All along the horizon you can hear them sing

It rolls you out across the sea
We're lost in the ether and burnings
Don't the sunrise make it look like all covered in blood
Man you up to something. You ain't acting like you should

It ain't right to live a life like this
It ain't right but then again these days what is
It ain't right to live a life like this
Well it ain't right but then again these days what is

Cruel gypsy woman; a cruel twist of fate
Well that stitch on your jaw line tells me you can't behave
With your axe in your hand. You've got too much on your plate
Girl you got a mouth on you that can cut like a blade

It ain't right to live a life like this
It ain't right but then again these days what is
It ain't right to leave me here like this
Well it ain't right but then again these days what is

Captain come touch me. Come take my hand
Draw your disguise across the sand
Out in the dirty streets where young men are made
Well don't think I don't see you, you've got eyes just like a snake

It ain't right to live a life like this
It ain't right but then again these days what is
It ain't right to betray with a kiss
Well it ain't right but then again these days what is

 

I Would Do

I would do anything for your butterfly mouth
Oh, anything, anything at all
I would walk 100 miles
Broken glass under my feet
Anything for you to be with me.

I would do anything for your sailor's tongue
Oh anything, anything you want
I would break 100 hearts
Lay 100 young virgins to ruin
To have you, to have you back again.

Night closed in I decided to light a fire
Whoa. It's best if you stay warm, if you stay warm, if you stay warm.

I would do anything for your sweaty little hands
Oh anything, anything I can
I would kill 100 men, their women and children too
Well, just to be with you.

I would do anything for your chubby little knees
Oh anything, anything you please.
I would destroy myself one piece at a time
To make you, just to make you mine

When the waves came I decided to stand my ground
Whoa it's best to stay alive, stay alive, stay alive, stay alive

 

Join the Army

You a poor boy
You got the sack on your back
You got the shoes on your feet and not much else
They put food in your belly and a gun in your hand
And send you over to the Indian land
Well you want to find out
You want to get it straight
Well come on up and join the army infantry

You got a rich boy
too much money in his hand
A stable of lawyers and accountants
He's got a one track mind
Oh, I bet he's in first.
And he's gambling with money that he ain't earned
Well You want to get him straight,
want to put him in his place
So sign him up for the army infantry

Oh children of God
in their ignorance
You think the father's a ghost
You think your life is a gift
You think that God is in everyone
though not divine
Oh, Jesus gonna come down from the sky
Well, you want to see the action,
want to follow God's way?
Well come on up and join the army infantry

You a sweet little girl
Some serious material
Tired of waitin' outside, listening to the key hole
Want to see what you're built to create
Strung up in the windows
And stain in the streets
Say You want to be all that you can be
Well come on up and join the army infantry

I don't know but I been told
You go with God you never come home
I don't know but I been told
You go with God you never come home
I don't know but I heard it said
We dig our holes, we die in them
I don't know but I heard it said
We dig our holes, we die in them.

You a doctor or butcher
or train conductor
doesn't matter to them cause we all are soldiers
What's the measure of our standing army any how
Well you want to go and see this master plan
Well join the infantry, be a rifle man.

You a criminal
you got cruel intent
an insatiable hunger for violence
You want an environment where you can bloom
Where you can put your experience to use
Well You want to get your kicks from shooting up kids?
Join the infantry; do what I did

You a poor boy
no money in your hand
You got a couple cigarettes and not much else
But you've lost your faith in all man kind
No reason to live no reason to die
You wanna see how it don't matter in the least?
Well come on up and join the army infantry

You a killer or priest
or a peasant or whore,
or a teacher or city police officer
A thief or a gypsy or hippy I'm sure
Well I don't think that they really care
Well you want to find out how we're all the same?
Come on up and join the army infantry

I don't know but I been told
You go with God you never come home
I don't know but I heard it said
We dig our holes, we die in them;
I don't know but I been told
You run with the devil you never grow old
I don't know but I heard it said
We dig our holes, we die in them;
Dig our holes we die in them.
Dig our holes we die in them,
Dig our holes we die in them,
Dig our holes we die in them

 

Josephine

You won't have me to kick around
You won't have me to kick around
You won't have me to kick around
Won't have me to hold you down
Won't have me to kick around.

You got to stop haunting me
You got to stop haunting me
Although you are long and you're lean
You ain't my Josephine
You got to stop haunting me.

You run hot and cold
You run hot and cold
You run hot and cold
You made a fool of us all
You run hot and cold.

Now I won't call out your name
And I won't call out your name
I won't call out your name, girl
If it's all the same to you girl
I won't call out your name.

 

Just the Two of Us

It's just the two of us
and we can whisper so low
When it's the two of us
And we probably will
When it's the two of us
Your songs get stuck in my head
When it's the two of us
Remember when I say

That time don't spare me
Cause every moment
would be too lonely without you.

It's just the two of us
and you can hold my hand
When it's the two of us
You don't have to get defensive
When it's the two of us
I'll meet all your demands
When it's the two of us
Please try to understand

That if the devil takes you
Then I will come too
'cause heaven is useless without you

Oooooooo

It's just the two of us.
Make you commander in chief
When it's the two of us
I'll be the comic relief
When it's the two of us
I'll keep my statements brief
Like I love you that's all

And if you die in a car crash
Wherever I am
my heart will bust into two

ooooooooooo

 

Kaleidoscope

I can't feel you, in my bedroom anymore
I won't hear you in Bob Dylan anymore
And the stars that fill both our skies
They separate and then collide.

I can't hear you cause I'm not listening anymore
I can't see you, I can't see you no more
Well I really only wanted you but this is something I must do.

Well, I can't see you. I can't see you no more
I can't trust you. Can't fall back to you no more.
You're not good for me
You're not my Josephine no more.

You can't touch me or control me no more
And I won't call you when I'm drunk anymore
And tell you I can't live without you here
Now we always call –in the rain- either
Downtown or at my friend’s birthday

Well I can't see you. I can't hear you anymore.
I can't touch you. Not sure I ever could
Oh I can't feel you, can't see you in my blood
I won't even blame anyone
I can't let you command my thoughts no more
I won't see you in my dreams anymore
And I won't feed you to my pain anymore
And I can't see you, can't see you no more

But the stars that filled both our skies
We separate and then collide, collie, collide, collide, collide, collide, oh collide
Collide, collide

I can't see you I can't see you, I can't see you, I won't see you
I can't see you, I won't see you
I can't see you, I can't see you
I can'tsee you, I can't see you
I can't see you
I can't see you

 

Korengal

Last night in restless slumber
Last night in haunted dreams
Last night I saw my brother
Go way way down deep

Last night heard someone calling
Last night heard someone scream
Those lonely echos falling
Falling down the roads of the Korengal

Last night I set the wire
That Johnny drawn in close
You got to help me out here
Crawling on the floor of the Korengal

Then you run. Then you hide. Then you run run run run run run run run

Now can you see that fire
Coming from Honcho Hill
I see that glowing ember
Drifting down the walls of the Korengal

Now dogs and wolves are howling
That sad and mournful tone
Masters of war are calling
A feeling in my bones. Korengal

You run. You hide. You run run run run run run run
You fight. You cry. You f-i-r-e

You keep wondering is your woman waiting at home
You keep on wondering when the morning will come
Dawn was breaking we went face to face in a fray
I hear the rotors thumping coming to take us away

Now hear that lonesome soldier
Now hear that haunted call
I think I hear him calling, calling me back home
way back down in the Korengal

So won't you take me back there
back to unholy ground
To lay there with my brother
Way way down, way back down, way back down in the Korengal

 

Lie To Me

Go ahead take it all
I ain't got that much left.
Go on have a ball
I won't stand in your path.
Say that you love me
Say you been thinking of only me
Say that you want me
Say that you eyes for only me.

Lie to me if you want to
Only if you really care enough to lie
To me if you want to
Only if you care enough to lie

Girl you been gone
When will you be coming home
You never call, you never answer your phone
Say you been faithful
Say you been true
Give me some reason
Why I cannot be with you.

And I know that people can change sometimes
I know that peple can change sometimes
They say that a fool could never beat the game
But sometimes, but sometimes.

Go on make the call
I take my orders from only you
It ain't nothing at all
To the end of the road I carry

Lie to me if you want to
Only if you really care enough to lie
To me if you want to
Only if you care enough to lie.

 

Little Girl

Darling sit in front of me
There is something I need to say
It's just that every time I try
Well the words don't come out right

My love for you is wild
And I lose it when I see you smile
And I'm sorry that I get confused
But now all I want is you

Na na na na na na Little Girl, oh

Didn't want to make you decide
There was nowhere left to hide
I want you to choose on your own
If you love me I will know

But you compromise love for me
And you have no idea what that means

Na na na na na na Little Girl, oh

I will be right by your side
'til my last day turns to night
'til the earth begins to burn
'til the ashes block out the sun

Na na na na na na Little Girl, oh

 

Love Don't Come So Easy

Some of us are quick like lightening
Some of us shatter like glass
Some of us move far too slow
And when we die the moment's passed

Thinking of me and Eleese in the summer
Me and Eleese on the lake
Me and Eleese took a tumble
Down cliffs in Frisco Bay

There's series of books I been writing
About a kid and his a shaggy dog
No matter what kind of problems that they had
They could always solve it

There's a girl I met in the hospital
Long before I ever know knew her name
Long before she was a capital
Long before she was a crimson flame

Love don't come so easy
Leaves so quick with the night
Love ain't so temporary
It ain't your fault
For falling in love

Well I'm thinking 'bout leaving the city
Catch a train back to where I'm from
Not like anything is there waiting for me
Not like there's anything calling me home

Paved with good intentions
It's green all down the line
Every time her name gets mentioned
Lord I just feel like crying

Love don't come so easy
Leaves so quick with the night
Love ain't so temporary
It ain't your fault
For falling in love

 

Maggie

Maybe you think that I am just some thing to play with
Or some thing to play with you
I have no time to waste on silly sad prospects
So I'll waste my time with you

We're both for rhyme and reason locked in competition
Make your surrender unconditional; it's true
Cause when you're by my side, don't feel so terrified
Cause when you're by my side, don't feel so terrified

Don't want to talk politics, tock goes the clock
Now it's on, now it's off, now I care, now it's gone
Don't want to speak of what I see
I saw you're a creep, or it's love; You're the Chief of our tug a tu lac chaud
And when you're holding me, squeeze me tightly
And when you're holding me, squeeze me tightly

Suspicious seems we started skipping steps
And religious sects, God save cigarettes, oh yes
I'll keep the wolves at bay, they siege you with your trebuchet
Parlez vous francais; now what did I say
When I first met you, was all ooh la la, you were ha ha ha
My heart went ba pa pa pa pa

And it played on, plays like this,
"Ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa"
And it goes like this, it goes,
"Ba pa pa pa pa pa pa. Ba pa pa pa pa pa pa"
And then I go " ba pa pa pa pa,-And you go" ba pa pa pa pa"
And I'm all "ba pa pa pa pa" and you're like "ba pa pa pa pa"
So I go "ba pa pa pa pa-And you go- ba pa pa pa pa"
And I'm all " ba pa pa pa pa-So you're like" ba pa pa pa pa"
So I say " ba pa pa pa pa-And you're like" ba pa pa pa pa"
And I'm all "ba pa pa pa pa," and you go" ba pa pa pa pa"
Then we all say" ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa
Everybody go, you go like "ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa- ba pa pa pa pa
Everybody, everybody, everybody go "ba pa pa pa pa
Everybody now, everybody now "ba pa pa pa pa"

 

Marching Orders

I won't miss the way you shake your hips
And your crimson lipstick for a night on the town
It don't confront me the way you use your body
You always headed for a breakdown.

You, you you. You you you. You you you. You know how to get me
You you you. You you you. You you you. You make me crazy.

I don't need your crazy speeches
I don't need you to implore me darling
I don't know your Indian burn
I don't need to destroy me darling.

It's just you you you. Little you, you you.
Little you you you. You know how to get me, yes.
You you you. You you you. You you you
Absolutely kill me.

We walk for miles in each other's shoes
Gave up the ghost and got the blues
Well don't you know I love you
Don't you know I care
If you got to go, well the best of luck out there.

I won’t run to you; crawl through the dirt for you
I don't work for you no more Darling
I won't come calling when your lines are broken
Your company down to its very last man.

But I digress and apologize
I lose my head from time to time
You'll always be a good friend
One of the best
If you got to go, well you got go I guess
Well if you got to go, you got go I guess
Well if you got to go, well you got go I guess.

 

Modern Times

There will always be Miss Seventeen Magazine, beauty queen
Keep your nose clean with amphetamines
We have always had the poor white trash, lower class, dirty mustache
We act too fast because they kept us stupid
From your home you made a refugee, it seems easy, breezy, easily
Competing for the seeds which sow your freedom
Oh then you think you know just how to be till you find your burning effigy
Repeating "love is fleeting and not free"

Then we fall asleep day after day
Yes, we fall asleep again
I wouldn't say that it's not worth it, cause I feel it's really not worth it
Though it gets hard, though it gets hard, I have to go on
And just don't say it's not worth it Cause I feel that everyone's worth it
Though it gets hard, and harder again we have to go on
Though the rich boys' blood will never spill on the streets or on the battlefield
Better keep your eyes peeled, your weapon concealed

In society well it's plain to see we over eat, machine gun beats
That Jesus cannot feel cause he isn't real
We will always have the backlash in the aftermath, the bomb blast
Now take the test. Don't make a mess, digress
Well, life is beautiful but hard
So you charter your own Royal guard who charges armour tarnished off to war
Yes, and we fall asleep day after day, day after day
Yes, we fall asleep again

I wouldn't say that it's not worth it,
though it's in vain cause it's really not worth it. though it's been nice,
though it's been fun, I have to go
I wouldn't say that it's not worth it
For you well it seems like it's worth it but it's been nice, though it's been fun, I have to go

Na nanananan

 

Monster

Well I told you once, how I loved you dear
Well I told you how many times I've had to shed my tears
And I turned my back on so many loves
I curse the name of a God above
Well now people feel sorry that I'm angry
But it gets me what I need, what I need.

Well, I've taken my share from the poor man's hand
Well I go to the trough and I eat all I can
Now just look at me smiling
Come a shake a my hand
And I twist the knife that's in your back
Yeah yeah yeah

Now people say, "We should get together"
Now I say, "Take all that you can. All you can."
Now, I will lie and I will deceive
Cause I'm a monster underneath.

Well I had a bird
A beautiful thing
Well I crushed her heart, just to hear her sing
For love of money, for love of sex
I got my kicks with no regrets.
Yeah yeah yeah

Now girls tell, "Oh, you must be hurting"
I say, "Would you like a drink, like another drink"
Cause I like you best, when you're on your knees
Cause I'm a monster, and I do what I please.

When I was a child, my father made me cry
But a smile crept across my face on the day he died
And now Daddy who's laughing and I have a momma who cries
Cause you are down there rotting and I'm still alive.
A ha ha ha

Well people think my modus operandi is twisted and sick,
well, twisted and sick
Cause I like you best, when you're on your knees
Cause I'm a monster, and I do what I please.

 

Never

Never saw myself as an artist
More of a song and dance man
Never learned to take it easy
I can't let some things end
Said I'd always stand
I would never fall
And I must always win
For there's little time to fail

Never saw myself as a loner
More of a one man show
Never learned to take the high road
Don't sleep all night no more
In truth ma’am I've stumbled
But I will never yield
In the air I smell something
Must be enemy positions down field

Never been much of a poet
More of a thief with a pen
Ain't no guitar player
More a geek with 6 strings
Well the pistols are popping
Put on your wedding gown
In the air I feel something
But I've got business in town.

Never been much of a fighter
More a lover enraged
Ain't no blue bird singing
In your cage
And when they ask do I love her
I say it comes and goes
I ain't singing for nothing
Just waiting for the wound to grow over.

 

Nice to Meet You

Saw you in a bar
Oh you were lovely
Oh I was lovesick
Oh man I was low.

I noticed your locket
The way it hung around your neck
Reached into my pocket
And pulled out a pen.

Wish I was a poet
Well I would write you a sonnet
Something to honour
Your beautiful eyes.

Wish I was a painter
Well I would paint you a mirror
So you could see a little clearer
The way I see you.

Now where did you go go go
Now I wish I could see you
How I wish I could see you

Passed on the street
Last of the true believers
Last of a dying breed
With olde world charm

Now it's all gone electric
It's all covered in static
Young girls wreak havoc
With my fragile heart.

But I just can't
Leave it alone
Oh I wish I could touch you
What I wouldn't give to touch you right now.

Wish I lived in London
In a tiny apartment
With some little harlot
A little like you.

We'll she'd be my lover
And I'd be a singer
Dashing 'round England
Stealing hearts for her.

So Baby let's go oh oh
Now it's so nice to meet you
Now it's so nice to meet you
Now it's so nice to meet you
Now it's so nice to meet you
Now it's so nice to meet you
Oh so nice to meet you

 

No Milk Today

Well, love is made for lovers
I am afraid there's no milk today

This is your end. This is your life.
A Rubik's Cube. Now this is my heart.
Well now sorrow is not your foe
Though it seems so. Well I ain't your friend.
I ain't your man. You hold no quarter.
You pitched me horror.
When all I wanted was romance.

Joy is reserved for the rich
Not you and me people; we get the infantry.
Hourly salary. They tell us be proud of it.
Call me a coward but I think I'll run the other way.
Your bank roll cannot be your friend
Friends can't be in hand. Hands cannot touch me.
Well they call me legion. I am a million

Voices in unison saying I don't have to decide.

And they'll turn you in to a business man
When you turn 21. Rip it out of your hands
With their instruments of torture and general disorder
Modern misfortune. The pop explosion.

Hope I never see the machine gun speed
As it clatters out rhythm and rhyme
Or the horrors of war. Now fickle is fortune
Suspicious figures are crowding my doorway
Saying "Love is a lion."
I am broke but I'm trying.
My heart is like iron; that's why I can't cry no more.

Love is make for lovers
I am afraid there's no milk today

 

Oh Dear

Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can your problem be now.

My wife is gone; she up and left me
My wife is gone.
Gone for no reason
My wife is gone
She died on the living room floor.

Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be now.

My brother is lost to a roadside bomb
Yes, my brother is gone
Long gone
Yes, my brother is gone.
He got killed in the war.

Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be now.

Got a troubled mind
I can't help from cryin’
They say it sometimes no man's an island
Got a troubled mind I lie awake at night.

Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be now.

Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be
Oh dear what can the problem be now.

 

Only Want To Be With You

If I had an airplane
when it cold I would take you away
To some tropical hide-away
We could swim in the sea or lay in bed all day

I don't want to eat strawberry pie
I only want to be with you
I don't want to go to sleep at night
I only want to be with you

If I had a steam train
well the heat from your kiss would power the engine
But we'd ride the rails far too hard
And laugh as we crash cause we're together

I don't want to eat no butter tart
I only want to be with you
I don't want to eat your little heart
I only want to be with you

If I had a motor car I would pick you up oh wherever you are
I would drive across the ocean even though it's impossible
Don't want to taste no caramel
I only want to be with you
Don't want to trap or hold you there
I only want to be with you.

 

Pieces of Stone

Well, I ain't too proud to beg.
Well in fact I'm always on my knees
Happy birthday to me
Give me my ticket please
Tell me something sweet
Believe me, I always believe you.

I'm getting too old
To be running 'round this same town
And, it’s got me a little down
Who's the fool now?
Give me my fool's crown.
I'm sorry if I let you down.

No, I could never
love enough or for free
See pieces of the stone
just kind of break away
And no, I could never love enough or for free,
See pieces of the stone
just kinda break away

I ain't afraid of the future
But I regret my past
But friends I'm running at last
These bastards try to break you
Try to tame you
You can't tell, I'm thinking of you all along.

I learned that love ain't easy
Though it's easy to fall in love
At least that's what I thought it was
When my chest burning
My heart was racing, was shaking.
Thinking of you all along.

No, I could never
Love enough or for free, you see.
Pieces of the stone just kinda break away
No, I could never
Love enough or for free, you see.
Pieces of the stone just kinda break away

Fell in love with the sunlight
Once I stopped running in my sleep
Once I stopped crying for release
From that young libertine
Pole position on her steed
Receiving more than she ever paid.

No, I could never
Love enough or for free, you see.
Pieces of the stone just kinda break away
No, I could never
Love enough or for free, you see.
Pieces of the stone just kinda break away
No, I could never
Love enough or for free, you see.
Pieces of the stone just kinda break away

 

Quite Like You

And then no one does it quite like you
Well and no one does it quite like you
Your love's a tour de force
Where you control the lover's role

And I was wholly unfaithful
I was just a young fool, trying to play it cool

Well and no one does it quite you
No one throws smoke like you do
We say that love’s a game
And then you act like it ain’t

I don’t know Nobody loves you when you’re down
You're down and out

Well then no one does it quite like you
No one plays the game like you do
You rant and rave and say you gave it all When you know you don't

And yet well maybe I was careless
To wager it all
On a love that's gone.

Well and no one does quite like you
Well and no one does quite like you
And here's the coup de grace
You cut me down
Well I was pulling out
I guess that's the way it goes
With love there's hell to play,
Or so they say

 

Rebecca Dawn

My purpose is not
To hunt you for sport
Or make you feel special or strange
All that I'd like to do
Push to the front of the queue
Cause you're going back to Mexico soon.

Well I don't want to fool you
Or make you feel blue
Your crooked smile is too beautiful
All I had I would give
All my life I would live
For a kiss or auspicious surprise.

Maybe you are
A slow moving target
Maybe I'm too quick with a gun
Maybe your horse is sick
If I could just kiss your lips
Think you might postpone your trip.

But you're already gone
You're already gone
Now you're already gone
You're already gone

Your name it ain't much
A definition as such
It's just the sound
That make when you are near
Like love birds coo
When they're singing for you
So close your big doe eyes.

Well I don't want to lie to you
Or terrorize you
By strapping my heart to my chest
With little success
I played close to my vest
But it's useless when they hit you with the best

But you're already gone
You’re already gone
Now you're already gone
You're already gone

Well I don't mean to flatter you
Nor cop some kind of attitude
Be brutal, confuse you my friend
Oh Rebecca Dawn
Put your winter boots on
Cause I am walking you to your car

But you're already gone
You’re already gone
Now you're already gone
You're already gone
Now you're already gone
You're already gone
Now you're already gone
You're already gone

 

Rifleman's Prayer

God please make my enemies foolish
My friend's divine. Keep my lover young
Days like these bring such power, such glory
That's hard to see through the frozen mud.

My mind returns to London in summer
My little girl and my wife in the yard
But now the guns on the horizon are rumbling
I hear the sergeant, "Boys keep those eyes sharp,

And boys, get your rifles ready.
Though our situation's dire
Well keep your wits about you
Be ready when the order comes to fire, fire, fire."

God please keep my hands steady
My actions clear and the plan in my mind
God please make the enemy soldier
A man of peace reluctant to fire.

God raise the dust clouds in their line of fire
And blow the gas back on their forward lines
Cut the wire and fill the trenches
So their machine guns have no where to hide

"And boys remember take no prisoners
I know you're hungry and you're tired
But keep your wits about you.
Have no mercy when the order comes to fire, fire, fire."

My finger tightened on the trigger of my Ross
I saw the silhouette of an infantryman
Whoa hell fire boys don't waiver now we finally have them
I saw them fall to their knees and cry
In the fire I heard the rifleman beside me
Screaming "Oh Lord they're all hell-bound now.
I think I still see some breathing.
We said 'no mercy' boys so the time is now."

I sat stone-faced as I looked at their horror
One thousand miles to this field I had come
The dead soldier's face is like looking in a mirror
In a field of 600 German infantry men
In a sea of 600 German infantry men.

 

Routine Sufferings of Sapper Martin

Life on the Somme is a dirty, dirty mess
You can't take a bath. And you can't get no rest.
Ground's always shaking. And she quivers and she moans.
You wish you were a baby. And you wish you were at home.

Searching through the rocks
And you're searching through the rubble.
For a puff of smoke or a sign of trouble.
Life on the Somme is a dirty, dirty mess
It's a low down dog on a dirty mess.

Life on the Somme is a dog-eat-dog

Got my finger on the trigger. Got my eye on the hog
My pencil's in my pocket; got my passport stamped Got a bouillon cube and a kerosene lamp.

Shells start falling and you got to run and hide
Farm boys are breaking and running for their lives
Life on the Somme is a dog-eat-dog
It's a dog-eat-dog. It's another dog.

Were you scared? No, I was very, very brave
Were you homesick? Well, I was very far away
Now was there fighting? Well boys you best believe
Were there hard times? In a soldier's life it never ends.

Life on the Somme is a sticky situation
Looking forward to my 5-day fighting vacation
The rats and the fleas and the German aggravation
There's the mud and the blood the lack of information

And I know that I'm still fighting but I don't know what it's for
It seems pretty bleak it's just up and over
Life on the Somme is a sticky situation
The least that I can say is it's a sticky situation.

Now that your home. I will try to carry on
And those old good friends? I understand that they're long gone
Was it worth it? Now the years have come and gone.
Really worth it? A soldier's life is very long.

 

Running Around

Do you remember when you were just fifteen years old when I met you?
How could I forget you, how could I forget you.
You remind me of sunrise you're so soft and sweet
But the moonlight is dark and it's hard
But I won't lose control. I won't lose control, Oh no.
But why do you never reach your hand out to me anymore.

After all that we've been through
I have no intention to leave you
I don't want to hurt you. I would never hurt you.
Oh, but I come home and you're gone

The baby's still crying and you should have been home
Over an hour ago. Now where are you?
Why do you never reach your hand out to me any more

Well, I don't mean to hurt you, but girl it just comes so naturally
Oh, it's a thing for me. I could never remedy.
Well, without me you're nothing, you need me and after all,
You would never let yourself walk away. You can't walk away.

But why don't you smile any more
When I say …
I love you
Would I do this if I didn't love you
Would I do this if I didn't love you
Would I do this if I … did not love you

This smoky hotel room
With cracks in the ceilings and stains on the bedsheets
You are nothing without me, you're nothing without me.

 

Scavenger's Lament

Things been pretty bad since you've been gone
Probably knew that, you probably knew you that.
And I've been trying hard to carry on.
I'll bet you don't know that. Yeah I'll bet you don't know that.
It gets hard sometimes I can't see or understand where you're coming from.
These truths are self-evident. These truths are self-evident.
And I love you but I misunderstood.
I can't show you the way I feel.
These truths are self-evident. These truths are self-evident.

Guess I'm just another stupid joke
To girls like you, to girls like you
And this is just another song I wrote
To people like you, fucking people like you.
At the height of my fever I saw you had made me scavenger.
Of moments and memories and young girls' bodies
At the end of that binge I fell back on my instincts and programming
From moments and memories. That had left my hands empty.

Well I bet that you never saw them coming.
Now I bet that you don't even mind if they really do.
So show us all how tough you are and swallow it.
Yeah, don't choke when the time comes to see it through.

And don't you wish that we could just go back
To when we were children, when we were children.
God I wish that I could just go back to when I was a young man
Oh things would be different
But it's only a matter of time til our plans start unraveling
Of this I am certain. Well in fact it's no question.
Now it's all come undone well I still can't love no one but you
Of this I am certain. It's out of the question.

Well I bet that you never saw them coming.
Yeah I'll bet that you don't even mind if they really do.
Well show us all how tough you are and swallow it.
Yeah, don't choke when the time comes to see it through, see it through, see it through . . .

 

Seattle Blues

Oh Babe I'm lonely
And you have got my heart I'm in a windy parking lot
And it's times like these that it's hard to be alone.

How did you know me
And all you had to do was take it easy
I'd walk that broad highway any day just to please you.

So Baby tell me
Why I never felt this way about nobody
I guess what Ivm trying to say, any way, is I miss you.

Well every where I go you follow me
And everywhere I look I see your face
And everything's been darker since you went away
And I'd rather be dead than to live without you.

Oh Baby I'm lonely
And you have got my heart I'm in a windy parking lot
And all this telephone speak calling Los Angeles and “Baby how are you?”

Well everywhere I go you follow me
And everywhere I look I see your face
And everything's been darker since you went away
And I'd rather be dead than to live without you.

 

Seattle Boogie

I met this chubby young dancer
She showed me the ropes
She disappeared into thin air
Left me alone and sad

I thought that we was friends
I thought that we was friends
I thought that we was friends
I thought that we was friends

I fell in love with a black angel
I loved her a soon as I saw her face
I laid twenty dollars on the table
And she laid me in my grave

I'm clearly stumbling but I can see
The horizon staring back at me
Well on second thought man you're a liar
When I thought that you was a friend to me

I understand if you're after my money
I understand if you want my girl
I'll even understand if you're just downright bad
But just don't you try to pull that shit on me

 

Sergeant At Arms

Oh my young queen of hearts I've been thinking of you
Oh my young queen of hearts I been dreaming of you
Oh my young queen of hearts yeah just take what you need
Oh my young queen of hearts better to give than to receive.

Oh my young queen of hearts why you work so hard
Oh my young queen of hearts why you shuffling the cards
Wait where you are and I'll come driving by
Oh my young queen of hearts takes a fool such as I.

Oh when she's near you your hand will burn you like fire
I don't know if all that's true but I heard it said some where
It don't make no difference to you
But all is fair in love and war.

Oh my Sergeant of Arms stand hard in the sun
Oh my Sergeant at Arms now what have you done
Oh my Sergeant at Arms yeah you better go slow
Oh my Sergeant at Arms if we failed you’d be the first to know.

Oh my Sergeant at Arms put your armour on
Oh my Sergeant at Arms sing us one more song
And the silence is golden on the firing lines
Oh my Sergeant at Arms got to be cruel to be kind.

 

Train Wreck

Now it's society's problem
Cause we won't be held responsible
There's interference with the microphone
but I won't tell no one.
No, it's far too hard to concentrate
Surrounded by these hypocrites
Well I guess I'm finally sick of it
Cause you're all so *king arrogant.
aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye.

The kids I've met are animals
But I've kept the damage minimal
And it's mostly superficial
But there's nothing left to laugh about
Now I feel like I'm dying
Maybe I should stop drinking
Maybe I should stop lying
Maybe I should stop lying
aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye., aaah...aye.

And love will save us all
and love will save us all, and love will save us all, and love will save us all.

My friends are all monsters
That's why they like the song so much
And I think they're all scared of me
But it's just me imagining
And I watched the band train crash
There was internet backlash
Pretentious f*ing crack heads
That ain't never done nothing

aaah...aye., aaah...aye., aaah...aye., aaah...aye.
And love will save us all
and love will save us all, and love will save us all,
and love will save us all, and love will save us all
aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye.
aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye, aaah...aye.

 

What’s with all the Cryin'?

For the sweet young girl with feathered hair
I tried so hard to get close to you
To the ghost that I've known from so long ago
I tried so hard to hold on to you

To the golden child with temporary smiles
I'm trying hard to get over you
With the witches hat and burlap sack
Now I'm justifying to get away from you

So why, why why, why all the crying
I said Why, why, why, why all the crying
I said why, why, why, why all the crying
Said why, why, why, why, why are you crying

Well you know young blood you're the queen to my pawn
I'm shaking in my boots for you
To the punch drunk kid with all of her smart lip
Your shakin in your boots now too

To the virgin I laid in my queen-sized bed
Well I ran my horses blind for you
Well somewhere on the way from autumn until spring
Always just vying for position with you

Why, why why, why all the crying
I said why, why, why, why all the crying
I said why, why, why, why all the crying
Said why, why, why, why, why, why are you crying

With a gypsy curse that steals all my words
Still felt much worse when I was with you

 

Woodgrain

I turn to you and I smile
I brush the hair from your shoulder you laugh in my face
And couldn't say what I feel
In a crowded bar I knew I could never explain
And I feel my shame
Stare at the woodgrain
And Oh Oh Lord here I go again

Well I was angry and tired
you with your soft pale skin and chattering wildly
Memories of chances I've lost with you at the table
Oh no that's a hard cross to bear
And I feel there's no shame in lying
I know I'm lost but I'm still trying.

Cause you ran off in the night
While I struggled in vain to pick up the pieces behind you
And if only I had my way
I would turn the tables, you would be crying for me, crying for me
And I feel my shame
Stare at the woodgrain
And oh oh Lord here I go again.

The sick desperation of love
that feeling that hits me whenever I see you go by
There's a pain that lives under my heart
And sometimes she cries but mostly she sits there and stares
And I laugh it off when you hurt me
And it feels like hell so why do I do it.

 

You'll Do

There's a lot of girls in this big old world
And Buddy I've loved my share
They ain't all been beauty queens
They ain't all had a full head of hair
And half of them ain't half as good as I wanted them to be
They look all right on a foggy night when we're walking down a darkened street.

Tonight. It's all right
I think you're pretty cute
Tonight it's all right, you'll do.

In cities & towns it's getting hard to sell a girl on a country song
There's a sweet young thing leaves a bathtub ring
With a face that's all gone wrong
If she's two feet high, she's a friend of mine
If her disposition's sweet
If she's ten feet tall don't mind at all
I'm good at climbing trees.

Tonight. It's all right
I think you're pretty cute
Tonight it's all right, you'll do.
Tonight. It's all right
I guess you're too big too to be cute
To most guys. But to me you're cool.

By this time you must realize
My intentions are quite clear
Well I'd sing and cry from the mountainside
If I knew no one could hear
Want to tell you that I love you baby down on a bended knee
But honey child let's go inside
Where I know no one can see.

Tonight. It's all right
Well I think you're pretty cute
Tonight it's all right. You'll do.
Tonight, it's all right.
I think you're mustache is cool.
Tonight it's all right. You'll do.

 

Zombies of Love

I was walking downtown
It was summer. It was hot
I had the sun in my eyes
I had my socks pulled up high.

Went back to her place
She took all of her clothes off
She showed me all her holes and stuff
Still I could not get enough

I turned around and saw that
She was eating my brains,
She was eating my brains,
She was eating my brains.

Went to meet a family
On the north side of town
Had broken all of their doors down
Made our way up through the crowd

I tried to say I'm sorry
She was eating their brains
She was eating brains,
She was eating their brains
Their brains, their brains

So we went back to the graveyard
I held her little hand in mine
And even though she had one eye
Well she could see that she was mine

I tried to tell her so but
She was eating my brains
She was eating my brains
Yes, she was eating my brains
My brains, my brains, my brains

 

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