Lyrics
Drawn & Quartered| Dust | Eb & Flo | End of Oil | Fallen Moon | Give Up Your Brain | Hate Lost Lovers | New Army | No God Sympathy | Public Transit | Sacrifice | Scapegoat | Souler Coaster | Sucker/Savior | Terror NationThe Horrors of Retail | The Sickness | Toxic Leaders | Tragedy

Drawn & Quartered
When I met you
I wanted a friend
Not looking for romance
But to start again
You offered me comfort
I offered my home
You said that you loved me
And then you stayed too long
My heart’s been drawn and quartered
Dreams have seen the night
A twister on the water
Emotions bottled tight
Can’t hold
these feelings
Down
Can’t drown
These tears
Now.
When I loved you
I gave you my heart,
My body, my trust, and
You tore it apart
You took from the coffers
You claimed you did not
The lies made me crazy
And they happened a lot
My heart’s been drawn and quartered
Dreams have seen the night
A twister on the water
Emotions bottled tight
Can’t hold
these feelings
Down
Can’t drown
These tears
Now.
When I wed you
I was unaware
Looking for answers
But they weren't there
You promised me freedom
I wanted to relief
But I waited for six years
And now I don’t believe.
My heart’s been drawn and quartered
Dreams have seen the night
A twister on the water
Emotions bottled tight
Can’t hold
these feelings
Down
Can’t drown
These tears
Now.
When I left you
I was stripped bare
Looking for solace
And to be repaired
I sought out a counselor
You found another wife
I’m better without you
Because I’ve got my life.
My heart’s been drawn and quartered
Dreams have seen the night
A twister on the water
Emotions bottled tight
Can’t hold
these feelings
Down
Can’t drown
These tears
Now.
Can’t hold these feelings…
Now, I am here for me
to move on.

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Dust
I've said it too many times
to too many faces--
it always turned to dust
Your love made it a crime
to turn it on a dime
or turn it into mere lust
You don't need me to tell you
the things you must do
it's a matter of self-trust
The answers you have
make me so glad
and sad
for you will be missed
You do what you must
leave me in the dust
don't look back
don't look back
You will grow within time
neglect me, that's fine
you do what you must
Leave me holding the bag
man, it'll be such a drag
trying to replace you
Don't call me, don't write
don't keep me up at night
there's no use, there's no use
The things we won't do
make me so blue
memories fade to dust
As the years roll on
I'll be singing this song
trying to forget you.

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Eb & Flo
La la (slow)
Do you feel me?
I am not a clown
But I’m such a fool
I am not alone, no
I can’t let you go
I am such a fan
I am not afraid
There’s no debate
La La (moderate)
I will challenge you to
Think outside your world
I demand you do
Or fall behind
But I can only do
So much to bring you
Up to speed
Before you bring me down
My conscience /continues to rise
My spine /tingles the signs
Something’s /crooked in my mind
My intension’s /been misaligned
Darlin’, if you believe
That we have a purpose here
Then don’t bother me with anything less
And if you believe in anything meaningful
Then let’s get to business creating what’s best
Two feet forward and /one yard back
This reunion’s had /a cardiac attack
To break stalemates and /strike out on one’s own
Will I strike out?/Will I strike gold?
I still love you but I need so much more
The tide is coming the ebb and flow of us
I’m afraid it’s time to count up the score
Darlin’, I don’t believe that we have a future here
I can’t be bothered with anything less
I must believe in something more meaningful
I gotta get busy creating what’s next
La La (fast)

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End of Oil
At the end of oil
In the end of time
When there's no more coal in the ground
We'll turn out the lights
The cars won't roll
The radios won't have sound
And we'll all bow down
To the stars above us
And the moon and sun, too
The wind will move us
But if we don't
Learn how
Do it now
To change our ways
Then we'll all
Fall down
Like a house
Of cards and be no more...
At the end of faith
In the end of man
When there's no more truth to be found
We'll deny our gods
Goodbye our souls
Give up our hands to the cause
And we'll all enshroud
Ourselves in the darkness
And the evil, too, will rule over us
Cuz if we don't
Learn how
Do it now
To right the wrongs
Then we'll all
Fall down
Like dominos
In a deadly game of doom...
(Instrumental)
At the end of gold
At the end of earth
When there's no more food to go 'round
With the war of worlds
Waged for space
No cash or cars will serve
To fill the hole
Like a drop of water
With the loss of seeds
That would be our fodder
But if we don't
Learn how
Do it now
To share the weatlh
Then we're all
Doomed to drown
In a flood
Of goods and be so poor...
Bridge:
Where are our heroes?/Where are our souls?
Where are our morals?/Why are we foes?
Where is the love now?/Where is the hope?
Where are our values?/Why are we so cold?
At the end of good
At the loss of mirth
When there's no more hope to be found
With the war of words
Waged for peace
No happiness can be served
To fill our needs
The way of compassion
But a flood of grief
Will be in the fashion
For if we don't
Teach love
Practice now
To change our ways
Then we're already done
And can go back
To the source
From which we came...

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Fallen Moon
With a swoon
we are called by the moon
and we soon
feel the swell of the room
While we move
balmy night breathes in tune
and we dance 'neath the glow of
Fallen moon
Ooh…Fallen moon
Being bright
Goddess light
Belly full
Ooh…Fallen moon
Beaming smile
Goddess love
Beautiful
When we fly
to the stars in the night
Lift me high
float like clouds, feel so light
With eyes locked
and my skirts whirling wide
And your breath
its caress by my side
Ooh…Fallen moon
Being bright
Goddess light
Belly full
Ooh…Fallen moon
Beaming smile
Goddess love
Beautiful
By my spine
where I ride like the tide
as I slide
with our sweat down your side
And we glide
'round the room spinning wild
See desire
burn like fire in our eyes
Ooh…Fallen moon
Being bright
Goddess light
Belly full
Ooh…Fallen moon
Beaming smile
Goddess love
Beautiful
Then you grasp
at the nape of my neck
As I clasp
at your waist, Honey, grip
And you arch
me back down, soft and quick
Thighs and hips
wanting more as we kiss
Ooh…Fallen moon
Being bright
Goddess light
Belly full
Ooh…Fallen moon
Beaming smile
Goddess love
Beautiful

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Give Up Your Brain
You made your grave, now
you can lie in it
give up your brain it
suffers a deficit
politics lame and
Christo-Jingoist
Shakespeare's a genius,
your speech proves you're an idiot!

Repugnicans and Demoncrats,
hypocritic lying brats
stealing from the working class
we have had enough of it

Corporate thieves, the unschooled mass
feeding on the teats and ass
of oil & greed & selfishness
leaving Earth a pile of shit

Give up your brain!
Let's be insane
let's waste our lives
on empty lies

Give up your brain
let's promote pain
and waste our gifts
on pointless shit!

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Give up your brain!
Let's be insane
let's waste our lives
on empty lies

Give up your brain
let's promote pain
and waste our gifts
on pointless shit!

It seems the dream is
just an illusion, with
government, business in collusion, for
uncommon good do we make decisions, while
keeping up with the Jones' opinions

Repugnicans and Demoncrats,
hypocritic lying brats
stealing from the working class
we have had enough of it

Corporate thieves, the unschooled mass
feeding on the teats and ass
of oil & greed & selfishness
leaving Earth a pile of shit

Give up your brain!
Let's be insane
let's waste our lives
on empty lies

Bridge:
Predators can't be accusers and
Liars are the abusers, by
hiding truth, we are all losers
even those doing the screwing...

Americans leading the universe, like
teenagers reckless and immature, we
need a hero, brave and impervious
to the blind who'd lead us to the abyss

Give up your brain
let's promote pain
and waste our gifts
on pointless shit!

Reality is what we make of it
Celebrity the false idol ruling class
Do we need every new gadgetry while
population strips Earth of everything

Repugnicans and Demoncrats,
hypocritic lying brats
stealing from the working class
we have had enough of it

Corporate thieves, the unschooled mass
feeding on the teats and ass
of oil & greed & selfishness
leaving Earth a pile of shit

Give up your brain!
Let's be insane
let's waste our lives
on empty lies

Give up your brain
let's promote pain
and waste our gifts
on pointless shit!
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(As You Become What You) Hate
Married to addictions
No room for a wife
No space between your demons and life
This is not a living
But a shadow of a soul
You're trying to fill a big hole

To manage your feelings
You're twisting a knife
Wounding and bleeding inside
A tourniquet fix for a past you can't hide
With binding and bandaging lies

Chorus:
You say you wanna heal
You say you wanna change
But then give into the same game
While warring within you
You cut off yourself
As you become what you hate

You can pour in a liquid
You can suck on a smoke
You can swallow until you are numb
But 'til you're awake
It's like running a race
Like a rat, blind and dumb

Chorus:
You say you wanna heal
You say you wanna change
But then give into the same game
While warring within you
You cut off yourself
As you become what you hate

Bridge:
You're not allowed to hurt me now
You're not allowed to hurt me, no
You're not allowed to hurt me now
You're gonna change or watch me go

Now give us the truth
And then stick with it
Will you commit
Or give excuses again?
Before you can give the whole of yourself
You must be your whole self in the end

Chorus:
Don't say you wanna heal
Don't say you wanna change
And then give into the same game
While warring within you
You cut off yourself

As you become what you hate
As you become what you hate
As you become what you...
Hate.

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Lost Lovers
Such a pretty poison
What a lovely face
When you do your snake-charmin'
My sleeping being you'd shake awake
Happy evil angel
Seductive as a saint
Like Loki, you would lead me,
Like a lover, I would wait
I'm as innocent as Adam
And his woe-begotten mate
You're the taint that's come between us
But now I've smote the snake
For him, the hapless image
Of conscience gone astray
I've no words for the perversion
Of the fullness you'd deflate
A bouquet full of flowers:
Roses, apples, grapes
A Bacchanalian feast I'd bring
My heart upon a plate
Sweetly you would drink of me
Drain me of my face
Yours, a ruddy visage
Complete vampiric grace
For the taste of sacred liquid
I'd drink until I'm sate
For that wine in selfish sorrow
A perfect victim I would make
But leave me with my soul intact
Let not division be my fate
What have you need of spirit
When of body you may partake?
Sad you are as Satan
And wise beyond debate
Yet not worthy of my heart, my dear
Nor wanting of my faith
I may see you in the morning
Or in a dream beneath the waves
Until our next encounter dear
This is how we shall remain:
Love and blessings on your dream-bed, dear
Love and blessings
on
my
grave.
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New Army
I.
I gave in
I gave up
Yes, I guess that my best
wasn’t good enough
Memory
it complains
that I failed to explain
greater consciousness
The plan of man
is not the path
and it’s meaningless
Yeah, the pain
it remains
As a blemish to pick at and poke again…
II.
Did you dig
deep enough
in my fragile skin
for your greedy whims?
Did you find
all the oil
and the gas and the coal
you were looking for?
Did you bleed
all those trees,
the ice, and this temperate atmosphere?
Paradise incomplete
before all you humans demanding more…
III.
Goddamn race
a disgrace
what you’ve done to your home
it was not your place
And the bed
that you’ve made
can never be cleansed of your mortal stains
Say goodbye
to your soul
all the gold cannot fill up your empty hole
When the world is no more
will you cry for your sins like a selfish whore?
CHORUS:
Short-sighted
Small-minded
And blinded
Reminder: that
Karma will get you
The poisons you posit
Will cough up and vomit
Destruction that you do
Your body, your family
Your future and sadly
She will not spare you
This is your last warning
A prayer for morning
In which you prepare to
DIE
DIE
DIE
Or CHANGE
Your mind and your motto
Get out of the gutter
And tend to your mother
The flood and the fires
Wrought from wrong desires
The Earth is calling
YOU
She’s calling to you
She’s coming for you
What will you do?
What will you choose?
It is not a choice
There is no choice
This is your new army and you have been drafted…
Here’s your last
CHANCE….
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No God Sympathy
There is no god of sympathy
No logic in the mythology
No need to live in a fantasy
of the weak-minded majority

break out of your....insecurities
relinquish these...antiquated schemes
give up your fears...of uncertainty
life is too short...for the self-deceit

Chorus:
there’s no good
there’s no good
there’s no good in a manmade god
there’s no good
there’s no good
there’s no good in a manmade fraud

Yes, reason fades with an idle dream
don't justify purpose in disease
there's no plan but that which you can see
biology is enough for me

(Instrumental)

There is no god of sympathy
No need for faith in a fatal dream
No fiction Book on “reality”
Darwin knows more than you and me

break out of your....insecurities
relinquish these...antiquated schemes
give up your fears...of uncertainty
life is too short...for the self-deceit

Chorus:
there’s no good
there’s no good
there’s no good in a manmade god
there’s no good
there’s no good
there’s no good in their goddamn god

Outro:
there is no way
and there's no proof
admit you do not know the truth
there is no one
to tell us truth
there is no god.
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Public Transit
Excuse me, did your Gucci pay for that seat?
Move it or lose its contents to the floor
You’re talking so loud to your friend
CAN'T SHE HEAR?
And standing in the way of us and the door

Your swinging ape arms are hitting my side
your umbrella’s stabbing me right in my eye (ouch)
/Take down your pack from your back to the floor
And move so the driver can close the bus door

You dawdle along and then I lose a seat
I'm not here for you so keep moving your feet
I shimmy around you so I can sit down
Is it any wonder why I wear a frown?

Have your change ready, don't hold up the line
I hear my train coming, and I'm out of time
Your clicking and tapping drives me insane
I need a way to assuage my rage & pain

Public Transit...Public Transit...

I turn on my iPod to drown out your sounds
I don’t need to know how your day went down
I’m trying to read while you elbow my head
I can’t wait to get home & crawl into bed

I want to live my life, not spend it transit
Why must you take up two lanes of traffic?
I’m not here for you, to talk, or to make friends
I’m late as it is, let me get to the end

Chorus:
Don't stand on the escalator
I gotta be there, I don't mean later!
You block my passage standing on the left
Why not be polite and step to the right
(step to the right, step to the right)

I’m coughing and sneezing
From Axe body spray
If you wanted to bless me, you’d throw it away
Not excite my asthma and incite my groans
Oh.my.god.shuddup, turn off the cell phone!

Let passengers off before boarding the train
The poles are for holding, not leaning against
Close your knees Sir, yes your cock is so large
Try not to sit on me, I know that it’s hard

I’ve places to go and people to do
And none of it includes waiting for you!

Chorus:
Don't stand on the escalator
I gotta be there, I don't mean later!
You block my passage; it's starting a fight
Why not be polite and STEP TO THE RIGHT!
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Sacrifice
For you I made the sacrifice,
gave away each body part-
on a platter, served up my heart.
More than stretched out on a sleeve, it was
diced in cubes for you to eat.
And as you ate, my blood you drank
My marrow you sucked as if for sweets
My soul you used to wipe your lips
And with my bones you picked your teeth.
But no thanks were made for this great feast;
no praises to the gods for my defeat.
You sucked the very life from me,
I think you said of necessity.
Then you left the table suddenly-
What? No longer hungry?
You sought another banquet,
another Venus, another feast.
But no thanks were made for this great feast;
no praises to the gods for my defeat.
You sucked the very life from me,
I think you said of necessity.
Thus left strewn on the table cloth,
I made another sacrifice-
Gathered up each body part
(broken bits and cut up heart)
cauterized the wounds with tears,
forgave myself for being naïve,
chaulked it up to experience,
and thanked the gods
for my release.
You sucked the very life from me,
I think you said of necessity.
In truth, I think you were starving to be
As free and as bodiless as me.

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Scapegoat
Make me your toxic dumping ground
A wasteland of all your fears,
Pour your tragic face on me,
Drain from me your hapless tears

A vessel of amnesia
An urn of deadened lies,
A box of broken promises
Built by trusting eyes

Make me your willing pin cushion
Your voodoo doll of delight
Bounce me on your knee in day
And tie me up at night

A springboard of superstition
A mattress full of rage
A pallet painting poison
A passion without age


Chorus:
Make me your toxic dumping ground
A wasteland of all your fears,
Pour your tragic face on me,
Drain from me your hapless tears

A vessel of amnesia
An urn of deadened lies,
A box of broken promises
Built by trusting eyes

A scratching post for wanton claws,
A sponge for well-springs deep,
A crutch for all your shattered dreams—
I reject these while I sleep

Oh when will take your fears and rage,
Your tragic face, your well-spring tears?
When will you heed that angry flame,
Extinguish lies and your schizophrenic ways?


Chorus:

Make me your toxic dumping ground
A wasteland of all your fears,

Pour your tragic face on me,
Drain from me your hapless tears

A vessel of amnesia
An urn of deadened lies,
A box of broken promises
Built by trusting eyes

Sad and silly-sweet little man
Pollute my flowerbed no more
Neutralize your hazardous bile
Or keep the toxics inside your doors

Sad and silly-sweet little man
Pollute my flowerbed no more
Neutralize your hazardous bile
Or keep the toxics inside your doors


Chorus:
Make me your toxic dumping ground
A wasteland of all your fears,
Pour your tragic face on me,
Drain from me your hapless tears

A vessel of amnesia
An urn of deadened lies,
A box of broken promises
Built by trusting eyes
Built by trusting eyes
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Souler Coaster
I will share with you my wisdom
I will give you my opinions
I will show you my experience
I will tell you all I know
And should you take what works and go
Discarding all that doesn’t fit your universe
All that matters is that you are at peace with your decisions
It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks
After that, you’ll have to live, with yourself
And I’ll expect you’ll
Be true to
Yourself, not me
As I respect you
You do what you
Feel must be
But I suspect you
Will see something real
To keep
As I connect true
To you
Please remember me
I will hear your criticisms
I will try on your opinions
I will listen to the words you have to say
I will learn what you can teach
And I will wear what works for me
Discarding what’s uncomfortable and out of place
All that matters is that I am at peace with my decisions
It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks
After that, I’ll have to live, with myself
And I expect
To be true to
Myself, not you
As you respect me
I’ll do what I feel
Must be
But I suspect I will see
Something real to keep
As you connect true to me
I will dance with you
We’ll engage in these discussions
No defensive repercussions
Non-reactive compassionate well-being
I won’t be Judge/You won’t be victim
Do what thou wilt an ye harm none will be law
Love is the law, love under will
All that matters is that we are at peace with our decisions
It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks
After that, we'll have to live, with ourselves
And we’ll expect
To be true to
Ourselves
Not them
As we respect those
Who do what they feel must be
And hope that they, too
Will see possibilities
As we connect true
To friends on whom
We wish peace.

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Sucker/Savior
Inextricably tied...
Indelibly in my art...
Don't call me a romantic...
Tough shit if you don't like it...
Tell me when you want me
But not when you're needy
I'll be dating to distraction
With other human beings
Fuck me when you're happy
Commit to absolutely nothing
Detachment can be healthy
But it's a recurring dream
I've no choice but to want you
Your experiments exclude me
How can I be happy
Knowing you're not mine?
I know that you're not ready
I think I must be crazy
I'd be foolish to be waiting
So I'll just move along
For anything I was willing
To your needs fulfilling
Somehow my every effort
Fell insufficiently
I'm a sucker, I'm your savior
Mystified by your behavior
Did you think you'd get away with
Tearing me apart?
You have my heart; I want it back now
Since you said I'm not your flavor
You were my friendly neighbor
Now, a dagger for my heart
You know you don't deserve me
I gave more than I should
I am stunned by the reversal
of who I thought I knew you were
Now my world is turned upside down
All I thought was good is underground
Your words and letters in a shallow grave
I will bury it all and you...
Curse me if you want to
Whatever to get through
Deny feelings if you must, too
The universe knows truth
Your memory still haunts me
When I think that I'm not thinking
The fissure on my soul still
sings sad flower songs
This should be oh so thrilling
As we deal by days in time
Counting down 'til nothing matters
And I'll wonder was it a lie?
I'm a sucker, I'm your savior...
You have my heart; I want it back now...
Fuck me when you're happy...
You know you don't deserve me...
Curse me if you want to...
Tough shit if you don't like it!

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Terror Nation
Our love's illegal
they say that it's evil
but what do they know?

They're standing in judgment
God-sanctified government
the system is wrong

They want to tear us down
yet nobody's getting hurt
where is the crime in love?
The rules are so perverse

It's nobody's business
how we spend our living
yet they interfere

marriage is their estate
that no one may infiltrate
so we live in fear

We're all criminals now
put our backs to the wall
They want to see us drown
They can't make us fall

Chorus:
discrimination
accusation
condemnation
sublimation
Terror Nation

interrogation
integration
subjugation
in castration
Terror Nation, Terror Nation

We're just living our lives
We're not the FBI!
Demonizing loved ones
through suspicious minds

They're phishing for “evidence”
the proof of their ignorance
yet profiling's wrong

Corruption's the norm
and perception is truth so
why should we conform?

They want to tear us down
yet nobody's getting hurt
where is the crime in love?
The rules are so perverse

Chorus:
discrimination
accusation
condemnation
sublimation
Terror Nation

interrogation
integration
subjugation
in castration
Terror Nation, Terror Nation

(instrumental)

We're not the terrorists
Why don't they give it a rest
Pursue the right ones

Relations, agreements
It's more than convenience
and threatens no one

It's a victimless crime
So where are the damages?
Their “moral” imperative
a cover for prejudice

Their greed and arrogance
laws full of hate and bile
we're never giving up
Justice comes with time
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The Horrors of Retail
Why do they ask the same things everyday?
Why can't they read signs or think, anyway?
Why do they talk about things so inane?
Why won't they all just go the fuck away?
Why should I care if it's your son's birthday?
Why should I help when you always complain?
I don't wanna talk weather or be your friend today
I try to ignore you but you're always in my face
You're rude and obnoxious
And now I'm the same
You hang at the counter
And stand in my way
And for this abuse I earn very low pay
I'm bored and annoyed and you are to blame
Why, why, why do I stay?
I can see why Clint Eastwood would say "make my day"
Why a postman would go completely insane
I want to make you suffer, make you feel my pain
I wish for deep sleep to take me away
Dreaming of things I could do with my day
They don't include cleaning up after the fray
Or trapped at a desk while on strangers I wait
I'm not really here though you look my way
You-with the cell phone-get out of this place!
I can't breathe, I can't think, and I need some space
You want my attention but my name's not "hey"!
No, I don't want to smile
Please don't ask me what's wrong
I'm waiting out hours while writing this song
I'm not entertained by your life's goings-on
Except to make fun of you
*sigh* are you still here?
I'm reading a book and you're not in the plot
Please just buy your damn things and then move along
You're so amused with everything you do
You're so clever and absolutely cute
You're so original I could just puke,
You're so interesting, why can't I be you?
My attitude's bad and I don't give a shit
I roll my eyes back and flip you the bird
You're stupid and loud and your white trash kids, too
I'm sure you'll be back and I'll see you soon
Why, why, why do I stay?
Day after day it's always the same
Pretending it's fine when it's such a drain
I ask you please god why is retail so lame?
Until tomorrow I'll survive, so I pray
And if I don't god put me out of my shame
Why why why why why why why do I stay?
Why why why why why is retail so lame?

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The Sickness
I'm an accessory to your life
A bauble, a trinket on a line
A crowbar in jail couldn't pry your life
Work comes first, last, all day and... all night
I'm not a priority
You have no time for me
I can get anyone
You just watch me
A mistress of casualty
Reporting for duty to
A captain of industry
Pulling heart strings
I got sick of the sickness forever
Pencil me in whenever, whatever!
I put passion in my work and pleasure
Ripped down the walls and toppled the figures
I get the picture and
See I'm not it
Love's in the kitchen and
Doin' the dishes
My heart's on the floor
Beatin' up by the dog,
While Sex in the hallway's gettin' it on
I'm not cooking this meal for nothin'
I'm not even cleaning the oven
The desk is warm while the bed's getting frigid
And I'm wanting more than you can give me
Tell me when you're hot for me
Tear up my security
I can go anytime
You can't stop me/ You can't stop me
A lonely weak automaton
Spare no extra thought on me
I'm programmed for tragedy
By your absence
I get sick of the waiting for never
Your commitments change like the weather
You're good at using feelings as weapons
Pull back the trigger and let the bird sing,
let the bird fling, let the bird flee, let the bird free
You're an island unto yourself
Hell's a major compromise
I'm resigned to an unknown life
Nothing will change, I've realized
Set me out on the curb
Toss me when you're done with me
Pick me up and bring me back
like some laundry
I don't want to compete
with your projects oh so neat
I can do anything, you wait and see
I got sick of the sickness forever
Pencil me in whenever, whatever!
Digging out of delusions is fortune
But being alone with a lover is torture
I acknowledge this isn't forever
They'll be others whenever, whatever!
But life in between the future and present
Makes me feel so anxious and severed
I'm aware of my place in the food chain
I know next time it won't be the same game
You're good at knowing all things and nothing
Pull back the curtain and let the bird sing,
let the bird fling, let the bird flee, let the bird free!

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Toxic Leaders
If I could lie like you
I wouldn't
I leave that up to you,
you bitch.

How's it feel
tearing down your Assistant
while trying to hide all your own shit?

Never admitting your own faults;
just picking on the ones who serve

Well, that's power for ya!
Taking credit that you don't deserve.

Wearing low cut shirts & skirts
snapping gum & squirting perfume

How'd that fit on your resume?
what's it gotta do with office work?

You cunt, I needed that job!
Who'd you do to get there, anyway?
I suggest Ethics 101
I fear...for the one who'll take my place.

Your distrust is palpable...
Scapegoat 'cause you're afraid
Can't be me, 'cause we've just met
must be something in your head

You decreed
me disqualified
I believe in
your career suicide

Toxic leaders will
be pushed aside
Someday when I'll arise

My disgust is palpable
further spurring me along
can't be me 'cause we've just met
must be something you just ate!

Don't bother with pat on the back
'less I be your teacher's pet

Dime-a-dozen deadbeat boss
goddamn no good pencil neck
though we need to pay our bills
drive away deserving souls

leave yourself with the bootlickers
noses brown, you get the field you sow

You jerk, I needed that work!
Who'd you screw to get there, anyway?
I suggest Ethics 101
I fear...for the one who'll take my place.

You decreed
me: disqualified
I believe in
your career suicide

Toxic leaders will
be pushed aside
Someday when I'll arise

Your distrust is palpable...
Scapegoat 'cause you're afraid
Can't be me, 'cause we've just met
must be... the rat... you just ate!

You decreed
me disqualified....

I believe in...
career suicide...

Toxic leaders...
pushed aside...

Someday when I'll arise

Someday when I'll arise
Someday when I'll arise
Someday when I'll arise
(slow) Someday when I'll a-rise.

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Tragedy
When the source of your comfort’s the cause of your pain
When your great expectations leave you nearly drained
It’s a wonder you live long enough to complain
It’s hard to believe that you want it that way
Tragedy is all I see, now
Lifelong dreams are crushing me, how
Can I go on another year?
It’s unbelievable
What you put me through
How I stood by you
I was always true
With your problems all over
I longer of use
How quickly you’d leave me
How soon I was moot
It’s not fair, it’s not friendly
It’s selfish & mean
‘Cause you’re scared & unhealthy,
And cannot see clear
I don’t trust your reactions,
Your words or you deeds
Just recall I was happy
It was you brought my grief
Tragedy is all I see, now
Lifelong dreams are crushing me, how
Can I go on another year?
No matter the love and
No matter the gain
You would leave for afflictions
You’d choose to play games
Go away, read your feelings
Come back when you’re clean
Or to hell, take your anger,
Oh, please let me be…
Don’t change your allegiance
One day to the next
Take your time, don’t return
Perhaps that is the best
I won’t meet my replacement
I pray you were gone
Someday I pray never to
rewrite this song…
Tragedy is all I see, now
Lifelong dreams are crushing me, how
Can I go on another
Day?
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All lyrics © Lauri A. Murphy 1990-2013

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