WILDERNESS SURVIVAL LYRICS 

 

ALRIGHT, FINE

PAGE OF WANDS
I ain’t one of those, magicians that can listen to your fears and have the faith, to love you anyways,
I got burned before and I rather that didn’t get burned again.
I’m tired of loving you, goddamn cos I didn’t have the strength to anyways,
It’s not what you say or what you do, it’s that you don’t know who I am,
until you realize I’m your friend.
And I ain’t one of those, fools or hangman that can wander letting go, sacrifice than pretend that I never even change my way for you,
I’m tired of loving you, goddamn cos I didn’t have the strength to anyway,
It’s not what you say or what you do, it’s that you don’t know who I am, until you realize I’m your friend.

CHARLIE VOUCHERS
You ain’t enough to satisfy my hunger, for the starvings of love,
though I may be under, you girl it’s tough,
to wanna move on and I do, darling I do, darling I do, oh yeah I do.
Girl I wanna be to free, to dance and drink, and to eat when I wanna eat,
to live and love you, is fine for some other men, again and again, but just not for me, darling it’s true, darling it’s true.
And I live to love, and I need to love.
So girl give me a home,
to live and love you, but please allow me roam, it’s what I must do,
you said, you wanna know what I think, well I bet girl you won’t, darling you won’t, darling you won’t, you really won’t.

KATIE
I, I was afraid, tried to find a girl like you and with your name,
and I, gotta lonely soul, wondered where a girl like you would go.
And I tried to be a guy like you might learn to love and hold,
being me ain’t easy see I’m never growing old.
So try, to make a change away from, never growing older than today.
Please excuse my tendencies, I was always living life for me.
And you taught me how to be a man, and how I’d raise one too,
and Katie, I’m just half a globe in a world of me and you. (I’m the other half).
So I, I’m agreeable, living, lovin’ holdin’ you will grow.
So please, fight the fears, that l’m anything but wanting you near.
So I tried to be a guy like you might learn to love and hold, seems to me it’d be best if we just grew up and grew old.

MATTER MUCH TO ME
I’m running away from you, you’re following me,
I hate to tell you what I told, I sold those things to eat.
Oh let it go, and let it be, yeah, and it won’t matter much to you and it won’t matter much to me.
I learned the hardest way to live, is without love,
I turn my back on the attack I couldn’t quite care enough,
oh let it go, and let it be yeah, and it won’t matter much to you and it won’t matter much to me.
And all the old ways that I left, or that I bring,
I trying to step aside and wonder child, should I act or think.
Oh let it go, and let it blink, yeah, and it won’t matter much to you and it won’t matter much to me.

EVERY OTHER LEAP YEAR
Is it me or is it you,
and would you way the same things I am likely to,
and if you noticed I’ve got a different point of view,
and I did, and I do.

I’ll tell ya ‘bout my change of hand,
turn it in and ante all I ever had,
you’ll find that nothing comes before we take a stand,
is this what you planned?

And we may live in other lives,
wonder where we are in ten or twelve years time.
You seem the opposite of all my good advice,
but I won’t meet a women like you are twice.

And if you think the same, then we’re both to blame.

One and one and eye for eye,
meet halfway and so will I.
Chivalry’s is not thing for this century of time.
And god I’d love to love you clean.
Tell my friends about you tell them, you’re with me.

But we don’t live a normal scene.
And I don’t know, if they know, what we mean.

And if you think the same, then we’re both to blame.

TAKE ME FOR A RIDE
If I never ever came into your life,
would you come into mine.
If they never ever chained me to the wall,
would you show me something beautiful.
Well I ain’t to fool. And I ain’t hard to break.
And I ain’t gonna choose. And you ain’t gonna take, me for a ride, this time.

If I never attained what I want.
If I never atoned what I need.
If they never ever took and shook the trees would stand and they would look,
like Birnam wood marching, coming home to you.

Well I ain’t gonna fool and I ain’t hard to break,
and I ain’t gonna choose, and you ain’t gonna take me for a ride this time.

MISS BEHAVE
I know, you’ll misbehave,
and I know, you’ll say what you say to me,
it took years to be on my own, it took years to love.
You’re a fool like me.
Sit around and talk what they took from you.
Who will stand for love, when we sit for us.
I’m a lonely one, I’m campaign for the things that I want from you.
Blind folks take what they can’t hardly see. Please take me.
I know it’s easy to lay for love.
You will tell yourself things aren’t quite good enough.
You will exit with a half-hearted wave.
So long miss behave.

PHONE WALK
She’s got a hold on, she’s got a hold of me.
And she lives close by. She lives just down the street,
she’s a walk away, from me. by the old hotel.
and she’s got a phony walk. I know so well.
She’s got an old soul. She treats her days like a week.
And she sees the world clear. She finds the truth in her sleep,
she’s a walk away from me, by the old hotel
and she’s got her goods out, but there’s no need to sell.

WAIT FOR THE LONELY TO STOP
(guitar chords f – c )
Wait, wait for the lonely to stop.
Wait, wait for the lonely to stop.
And if I won’t love you won’t leave.
I’m charmed and I’m charmed by your means.
Wait, wait for me to think of you. Wait, wait for me to think of you.
And all that I know I don’t use.
I’m bored and I’m black and confused.
Wait, wait for the heartache to stop.
Wait, wait for the lonely to stop.
And it will stop. Yeah it will it stop.

ON BELAY BELAY ON

I’M THE ONE
I never wanted to love but you got nothing that’s wrong
I always, pretend you, got nothing when there’s something quite beautiful, tell me the truth
I didn’t notice but damn you feel the damage that’s done
Truth is, I’m the one. Oh yeah, I’m the one
And so we never did much and so we never did wrong
You turn the corner you come back baby then you don’t mind taking the fall, tell me the truth
I didn’t notice but damn you feel the damage that’s done. Truth is, I’m the one. Oh yeah, I’m the one
And so we never did wrong and so we never did right
You got a kid, I am a kid, you are a kid, and we were all born after John Lennon died
and they always said that we’d give up, before we were done
Truth is I’m the one, oh yeah I’m the one
And so we never did much and so we never did wrong
You turn the corner you come back baby then you don’t mind taking the fall, tell me the truth
I didn’t notice but damn you feel the damage that’s done
Truth is, I’m the one. Oh yeah, I’m the one

ALL THE WAYS I DO
You know your obscene talents satisfy
And i’m not content to classify
With an old song, a worn out one
You know you might just fuck with everyone

And that’s me girl yeah talking lies
And I’ll speak them through a thin disguise
But I’ll love you more I’ll tell you nice
Then I’ll walk right out and criticize

I’m caviler, I don’t know what to waste on you
Come down to hear, the silent crowds will sing to you
Please please please return the king
I want it bad like anything and, that’s not gonna be me
So, take these songs and then just throw ‘em away

Don’t turn to me. Don’t tell me it’s all the same to you
I’m down to leave. I got the map that takes you to home
All the roads to your home. We’ll all convene at your home
We’ll all get done at your home. All inside your home

You took to all your writings and all the ways I do
You took to all your writings and all the ways I do
You took to all their tithings in all the ways I do
You took to all their comments, in all the ways I do
You could do all the right things and all the ways I do
You took to all their writings and all the ways I do

HIERARCHY
If only I didn’t know
If only I could change
I’d place us toe to toe
And let you rearrange

But I got a vendetta with you
It’s over who, who follows who
I want you to follow me.
You want me to follow you. that’s right yeah.

I wanna countdown form you girl
I wanna hear just where I am
You better talk me through it
Tell me how to do it
Let me know you reached the end
You know I got a bad habit with you
And baby you do bad stuff too
So come on and follow me
Fall into the hierarchy. just do it yeah

WE CANNOT LOSE
I’m alive I’ll live it up
Collect my fears into a cup
Drink it down with eyes closed and quietly
One and one into the seas
Treat your friends just like your enemies
You got no time till your enemies all fall.

I didn’t believe, I didn’t look for
Love or all cheap metaphors
For people places, things you cannot see
I’m down to try I’m down to live
Turn around and don’t forgive
Your half audience and all your band of thieves
Please please please, me down.

It’s plain to see with time to breath
Find out what I never really think I need

I didn’t even ever bore myself with things I might not like.
I did it right, I played polite
Walked the line ‘tween fight or flight
Forty thousand year old programs down the drain
It’s the same, just a new name
Same critique and same acclaim
Hell we even got the same designer shoes
And we know we cannot lose. (we know we cannot lose X 4)

I DIDN’T
Darling I didn’t
Darling I didn’t walk the walk
Darling I didn’t
Darling I didn’t talk to talk
If the ever turning
If the ever turning
World stopped spinning
And we’re stuck in it
And I won’t win it all, can’t quite recall, who took the fall
I didn’t
And I won’t do this. I won’t do this right
Tonight.
Someone tell me
Someone tell me why wouldn’t you just feel the way you wanted to
If the ever turning world stopped spinning
And we’re stuck in it
And I won’t win it all, can’t quite recall
Who took the fall
I didn’t.

WE’ll FALL ASLEEP
She like a cougar no more like a snake
with poison teeth she’ll swallow me whole.
Oh boy.
She reads weird books that I’ve never seen
and paints strange paintings
alone in her bedroom
She play guitar
She play with playing cards
And she always smoke more cigarettes than me.
And she got lots of clothes
and since the dawn of man
you know, pretty girls get that shit for free.

And she will lay with me
we’ll sit in bed and watch T.V
And have a drink, or have a smoke, then start to joke.
We’ll fall asleep.

She like a desert without any rain
And I’m the same, not much changed yeah.
She wears the same jeans to sleep
And all through the week.
They’re part of her legs now.

She play guitar
She play with playing cards
And she always smoke more cigarettes than me.

And she got lots of clothes
and since the dawn of man
you know, pretty girls get that shit for free.

And she will lay with me
we’ll sit in bed and watch T.V
and have a drink,
or have a smoke, then start to joke.
We’ll fall asleep.

YOU GOT TO ME

I wanna tell you got to me baby, you got to me, baby you got to me right.
I wanna sell you my confidence lady, my confidence lady, my confident lies.
Wait don’t be that shy,
it only takes one cold cold night, alright.

I’ll loan you these arms to you honey, these arms to you honey, these arms to lock tight.
And I don’t know if I’m loving you Jenna or if and then when I got to, when I got to you, you’d be all that I thought you might.

Come sell me your company lady, your company lady, your company spies.
I will tell you an offer that baby, an offer that’s baby, an offer that’s right,
and if it takes a long long time, you and have got a rich supply, alright.
I wanna tell you you got to me baby, you got to me baby, you got to me right.
And I don’t know if I’m loving you Jenna or if and then when I got to, when I got to you, you’d be all that I thought you might.

BYZANTINE LOVE


I don’t why, and I don’t know how.
You gotta one at a time, just tell me that I’m, not gonna wear you down, yeah.
I want it all. It won’t help me to wait.
I’m sorry to stall but it matters the small, words that you say, yeah.
I read the times. I looked it up.
I couldn’t find a device that could study your eyes, quite good enough.
Phylogenetic fate, categorically leaves
This ain’t for you, it ain’t for love, or for your family tree, yeah.

But we gotta move slow If we are honest than I already came.
Tell me to talk right, I need it all, I need it all, I know we all won’t come anyway.

Take the time to get higher, take the time to believe.
That you’re out on your own, where nobody knows, quite where you’ll be, yeah.
I want a sight with a view. I wanna drowned in your drink.
I wanna tally the times that you tried to disguise your byzantine love.

But we gotta move slow, If we are honest than I already came.
Tell me to talk right, I need it all, I need it all, I know we all won’t come anyway.

OVERNIGHT


Tell me that you know and do it right.
Come on come on tell me that you never really understood.
From bad to good, priority makes you think you could,
but it always is, yeah it always is running thin.
You know where I’ve been.
Something ’bout a sudden change overnight.
Come on come on, tell me what you think but I know I’m right.
Yeah it always seems so easy, but you wouldn’t please me.
I tried to stay high till I was on easy street. It’s always where I planned to be.
And you worked all the time. Now look at me, tell me what comes to mind. We did it all overnight.
And you worked all the time. Now look at me, tell me what comes to mind. We did it all overnight.

CATCH AND RELEASE


Thought I’d catch and release you, can’t stand the pain.
Hold you up for a review, you’ll entertain.
I cannot change. I think it’s strange. I think you’ll bite then do it again.
Cause you ain’t built like me. You’re for the sea.
I made it look life like, well didn’t I?
I suppose you would leave me, or so I think.
Karma can’t quite resist you. You’re beautiful.
Been a lonely one. Got a lonely soul.
Hope I catch you again girl. That’s what I need.
But I know you’ll be cautious, nest time you feed.
I cannot change. I think it’s strange. I think you’ll bite then do it again.
Cause you ain’t built like me. You’re for the sea.

And when I tell you I need you, you’ll quite agree
I’m the only one who’s the only one. gives back for free.
You could play it safe, you could stay at home, I told you once, you should of known, that I’m a lot like you.

DRIVE ME WILD

You kinda drive me wild.
I wanna tell you girl, but it ain’t my style.
I wanna position myself strategically to get in your head.
I wanna make you mine.
But the competition’s lost if you know that I’m trying.
So I will bet on the fact that my lack of attack will then drive you to me.
But it’s easy now. We hardly have to try.
Seems the more we say, the less we lie, and if we have today, we’ll have tonight.
I wanted to believe we’d be alright. I tend to over think and analyze.
I want it to go down, I wanna cut you up and spin you around.
Hope you wanted to take your heart on a plate, and serve it to me.
Well girl I’m skipping stones. I’m waiting long and hard, by the phone.
I wanted to tell you the fears that I have in this world, but I’m scared you will leave.
But it’s easy now. We hardly have to try.
Seems the more we say, the less we lie, and if we have today, we’ll have tonight.
I wanted to believe we’d be alright. I tend to over think and analyze.

WELL MADE ADS


Oh, this is life you never know where you’ll go, but you can’t wait to see. You and I, yeah we’re young and free.
And oh, we’ll egg the funeral homes. Filled with millions of bones. Folks that liked to be you and me.
And oh, our kids kids kids kids find, that one day our great great grandparents died,
and all that they left behind, was a story of life they lived in, a life they lived in, a life they lived in a time, a time that didn’t survive.
Oh, we’ll drive around with no direction to go. With some songs that are sad. Live our lives like those well made ads.
Won’t the dark city find you with all I had, won’t the dark the dark city find you a borrowed, home.
Oh, our kids kids kids kids find, that one day their great great grandparents died,
and all that they left behind, was a story of life they lived in, a life they lived in, a life they lived in a time, a time that didn’t survive.

WE WERE 21 IN ‘03

STRIPLINGS
I’m one and the same,
a changed man that hasn’t changed,
but thought he was right,
you’ll find me banging the dames,
and taking tonight,
the same, but changed, and I, can lie.
And I, I think it is strange,
plain girls turn in to dames when they’re outta your sight.
Break, me darling you’ll change me, so I gotta think right.

She don’t wanna walk she wanna ride,
she likes to hold her head, way down low,
she says hello and then goodbye, and she don’t even know, anything at all.
It’s really sorta sad.

We don’t gotta go cos we don’t care, coffee had us shaggin’ straight till tuesday,
left my credit card inside the bar, ordered drinks and charged it to our room.

FILE UNDER F
I ain’t been around,
I said it then and I mean it now,
I got fifteen reasons why I never changed at all.

She ain’t never loved before,
her father’s cold and her mom’s a bore,
they got their wedding rings buried deep in her backyard.

And it’s the way, she got a heartache all the time.
Or the way she’s cold to me,
and her defense is quite complex
for a girl that’s 23.
And I ain’t crazy, I ain’t lonely. I ain’t what I’m suppose to be,
I made a promise to myself, and she broke it easily.

She’s the type that like’s to fight,
she throws a fit and then she makes it right.
Things like this really seem to turn her on.

And I ain’t never loved her more
we had a bed but we used the floor,
we took our time, cos we knew it wouldn’t last.

And it’ the way, she got a heartache all the time.
Or the way she’s cold to me,
and her defense is quite complex
for a girl that’s 23.
And I ain’t crazy, I ain’t lonely. I ain’t what I’m suppose to be,
I made a promise to myself, and she broke it easily.

RIO BRAVO
You gotta dive in the sea of love, way down with me.
You gonna drowned in a plate of salt, or so you think,
well you got seven stigmas I don’t need,
and you got five elements of shame,
well you got three temptations,
two situations,
and an artificial A.I. brain.

You a stranger in a strange odd land,
you a kite near a lighting bolt,
you ain’t dressed to quite kill,
but you’re swagger probably will,
see you never even change your clothes.
Well you think you are a child no more.
And you think you have a heart of steel.
You’ve got no real crowd control,
and you fuck to rock and roll,
and you guard a city you don’t own,
with an artificial A.I. brain.

PARLIAMENTS
I know you could be tamed, taught to have and to hold,
and if you get your way, you’ll really think so,
I ain’t never done you wrong, bought you all the things you need,
told you to forget lest we both regret, and bite off all the hands that feed,
get caught for a second time, I know.

So let’s waste our time, and let us dine alone,
you got a silver spoon, and a heart of stone.
Well I can’t dance worth shit, but you’re too drunk to know,
you’re smoking parliaments, they’re gettin’ on my clothes.

So let’s waste our time, and let us fuck alone,
I wanna walk the walk, I wanna walk real slow.

Tone, then get on me,
You got a tone then get on me,
Atone then get on me,
you gotta tone then get on me,
atone then get on me,
you got a tone then get me.
Atone, then get on me,
you got a tone then get on me.
Atone, then get on me,
you got a tone then get on me.

NOCTURNAL STATE OF MIND
A nocturnal state of mind,
well I’d like to sleep but I’m disinclined,
I’ll have a drink, or have a smoke,
a southwest breeze and a northwest toke.
And it’s alright, cos i’m not obliged,
I could stay indoors or I could go outside,
and I’m floating nowhere but that’s okay,
I could lounge right here like a stowaway,
and it looks like a sci-fi jive,
3d shades for your 3d eyes.
I know it’s strange cos it’s hard,
and I know it’s hard cos it’s strange.
Ain’t one to lie to you baby,
ain’t one to shower you baby.
Come into, what you want to.
Do what you, what you must do,
and you’ll just seem to get by in a nocturnal state of mind.

LOCK AND KEY
I’ll bet you’ll save a reaction,
I’d love you more than you’ll please,
I bet you’d see the attraction,
who’d beg to disagree?
I know you’d planned out an action,
with present company,
you say it’s satisfaction,
brought you to your knees.
I got your tongue and your tactics,
under lock and key,
and you’re praying we won’t ever stop, until you fall asleep.

THE YOUNG LADS
I fell by the wayside,
I grew up fast and all I, thought to think were things, that hadn’t happened yet.
Tried to see with a closed eye.
I tried to hear and all I,
listened for was the sound, the sound of my own voice.
Guess I had to move out someday, and say goodbye,
and I feel I’ll get married soon, either that or I’ll die.
My Dad threw away my childhood things that gave me pride.
But it’s alright.
So here’s to the young lads,
who are growing up fast,
just a couple years left to get drunk and waste your time.
You are hanging with sweet girls,
you got a lot of recourse.
And all this may be just too hard to comprehend.
But you’ll have to move out some day,
and say goodbye, and you’ll get married next,
either that or you’ll try.
You’ll be out on your own,
and you’ll build your life.
Yeah I guess that it’s alright.

BASELINE
You tried to say what you say,
and do what you know,
you keep your green dress on,
till your black eyes close.
And your backwards breath
comes out slow and controlled,
and I’ll try to persuade to think so.
And you’ll act a scene from the depths of you’re mind,
and you’re living a dream, that you tried to deny,
and your heart owns the beat you scream a resonant rhyme,
keep and outta time bass line.

And you’re trying to see,
something you never saw,
keep track of the things,
that you never loved,
I shoulda stayed here asleep,
I shoulda gave you a sign,
kept my thoughts to myself,
for the second time,
and I’ll count up the things till I think it’s enough,
take my sensible choice and i’ll give it up,
and my heart skips a beat, I’ll scream a resonant rhyme,
I’ll keep an outta time, baseline.

HYPNOTIZED
[guitar chords D - BM - G ]
change up goes A – then one stroke of G on “stray” and “lies” before Hypnotized

Two times a day,
he ain’t got nothing to say to me,
a valiant attempt to secede from my love, do do do do-do
and only a stray,
would do the things he do to me,
walk off and forget, why he came to my love, do do do do-do.

And [A]that’s, just, like a [G]stray,
to turn and walk away.
And he ain’t no fun, when he tries to look cool for me,
with poses that he’s practiced a thousand times before, do do do do-do.
And he lies to me, he lies so unconvincingly,
tells me he’s been honest for the whole of his life, do do do do-do.

And [A]when he tells his [G]lies, I’m hypnotized.

MPC1000
So long, you never even tried,
so long you haven’t changed,
I tired to weather you’re advice,
but the ship’s last ballast breaks,
and it ain’t hard, and you don’t see,
cos you’re never ever there for me,
and I ain’t one to be a slave for you,
but I will if you ask me to.

Well there you go again you’re strong,
you’re wearing out my name,
I know what’s best for you and what’s best for me, is not always the same,
I hate to borrow, hate to beg,
hate to quote the things you said,
about the things that I find,
and how I you left your past behind.
And so I’m easy, quite indifferent, you know I’ll let it slide,
grab some photos, and some cool clothes, and leave the rest behind,
and if I stall, or if I wait,
promise me that you’ll say,
I ain’t one to be a slave for you.
but I will if you ask me to.

I GOT AN ADDICTION
I’ve got an addiction momma, but it ain’t half as good as you.  I’ve got an addiction honey, but it ain’t half as good as you.
Before I stop to using remind me what you can do, remind me again baby…
I get a reaction momma, but it ain’t half the price of you. I get a reaction momma, but it ain’t half the price of you, yeah.
Before I kick the habit, remind what’s the price of you, well I ain’t got that much money honey.
I need a correction momma but it ain’t from the stuff I use, I need a correction momma but it ain’t from the stuff I use yeah,
seems I started using from the stuff that you do.
Before I kick the habit, remind what’s the price of you.

SLEIGHT OF HAND
Couldn’t love you if I tried, cos I’m not one of those guys.
Hey boy we’re the same, why don’t you find some sweet dame.
Young girl you’ll entertain, then you’ll just change your game,
you think you’re far from plain, well my last girl thought the same.
Don’t say, I’m to blame, when we cut ties after one exchange.
Young girl I love your way, though I got something to say, I wanna – Boy you don’t understand you think you’ll reach the promised land, but you won’t. Oh no.
Isn’t this what we planned, what’s that you think I’m bland, I thought you thought I was your man – That’s cos I use my sleight of hand.

LOW CARB BEER
These are the best of our lives,
real good dames and real good times,
we don’t tell, and they don’t know,
we don’t ask and they don’t show,
we don’t work, don’t got wives,
don’t go to school we get drunk at night,
and I ain’t gonna name drop her name,
I ain’t gonna claim shit that’s lame.
Couldn’t ask for better days till the days turn into nights,
maybe I changed in many ways,
but tonight I’ll stay the same,
and forget about the flame.
“Fucking..this is not working at all dude, we gotta get something more like..
we need something more hard dude, this is…
I’m getting too whispery man, too talky I think,
shane can you come in here and give a rap or something, like, make it hard dude, we gotta be fucking tough dude.”
ladies and gents better pound your drinks
cos we bout to blow the roof of the Sphinx,
drop it, smoke it, hit it, love it,
but if it don’t dance baby you better shove it.
Guys drink gallons of beer,
but that ain’t why we’re here,
we want women, and chicas, and tities bonitas,
so go and lace up you’re dance floor sneakers.
You’re too young to be here,
grab your fake ID and you’re low carb beer x 2

Hey trick, yeah you with that tat,
now give me two quarters for the jimmy hat,
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
she said “you’re moving with you auntie and uncle in Bel Air”

MC Hammer called, he wants his dance moves back.
Zack Morris and AC Slater are looking for you, they want to kick you’re ass.
I’m not paying for the taxi ride home.

PAPER BOATS
I take it away,
left hard to leave, left hard to think
but it’s all fadin’ away from me.
I take it and leave, left a golden one,
and she won’t be coming back,
she won’t be coming back,
she won’t be coming back for me.
And I made a mistake,
thought you were weak and thought I was lame,
but I don’t ever explain my way.
So I count all the streams,
fading away in your own paper boat,
and you won’t be coming back,
you won’t be coming back,
you won’t be coming, for me.
TOMORROW WILL BE TODAY

Remember when you thought you’d be,
somebody much older than yourself,
someone who’s mind is filled with ease,
someone who’s got it all worked out,
now, when your forty four,
or when you’re thirty three,
you will do, and you will see.

You’ll say “everything now makes sense to me.”
Someone else other than who you are,
that is when you’ll do that thing,

You’ll be the same kid you think you are today,
except maybe with a little more age,
and I know it sounds cliche,
but what’s with all the wait?
You think you’re really gonna change?
Get smart and pick up better taste?
You think you’ll magically exchange,
your hands, Will, body, and your brain?
I think you’ll really think it’s strange,
that you’re really quite the same.
It’s all gonna go away,
and you’re gonna die someday,
and things may not go your way,
but I’d like to hear you say
that there’s lessons in the wake,
and tomorrow will be today.

THE DRAGON SLEEPS

You got your blood stained shirt,
you took the high street once.
You stand down wind of a gun that’s a attached to a man, and he’s saying, “don’t move.”
I ain’t a liar, I ain’t a thief,
I do what I want, what I need when I please.
we’ll see how long it takes, we’ll see how quick it goes.
Somebody slipped her a pile of white rabbit and watched it crawl right down her throat.
And I ain’t a god, I ain’t meek,
I stole the sounds of a dragon
that dreamed it was shagging
a maiden while it was asleep

DRUNK DIAL
I know she said she’ll never give it to me,
I know she said she is waiting for a better man.
How’m I gonna get her to change, she told me,
you only call me when you’re blitz,
and I’m sick of it you shit,
you call me when your sober,
of fucking never call me at all.
Hey girl, you say you wanna give it to me,
I heard you tell a friend you sorta like me,
well sorta can be, so good,
I know it’s late and we never hang out
but you never hang up what’s that about?
You call me from some lame party,
then you’re texting me when it’s way past three,
and I’m all asleep,
and you’re eight drinks deep,
call me sober during the week, you fuck.
You call me from some lame party,
then you’re texting me
when it’s way past three,
and I’m all asleep,
and you’re ten drinks deep,
call me sober during the week, you fuck.

GEMINI GIRL
I picked a skeleton lock with a dull blade knife
from a gemini girl that don’t think twice,
the contents I stole and I pawned it off, and the money I got, I, threw it away.
I loved her more than that but it’s okay.
She got a tracker up north to hunt me down,
she found me out west in a worn out town,
living with a girl who sorta loved me,
a girl that didn’t know, my real name,
living this long you learn they’re all the same.
And all that I take, is from the girl that first took it from me,
and all that I make, is for the girl that first took it from me,
I ain’t awake, I’m sleeping and I’m dreaming and I’m waiting, for that girl to carry me on home.

RED GREEN COLORBLIND
You don’t have the right,
to take from me, anything and everything then turn it back again.
Time’s not on our side,
it never was and never will be
growing older yet we still think,
there will be a time,
we’re older enough to know enough to think we’ll be alright,
and we just might,
I think you think the same thing every night.

And things will be alright,
she said it, life’s a lesson
and afterwards when we sleep,
do we dream,
about the days that we dreamt we were asleep,
I think it’s wrong I think it’s cheap,
I think our eyes should open.

She’s incessant
that life’s iridescent
and you’re red green color blind X2

GELATO FACTORY
And I know you could take,
the chains I wear and the flames I use to protect me where I sleep,
from the wolves that prey on a guy like me and throw ‘em all away,
I don’t need no chains no more.
Well I, walked a dead end street,
full of girls that cheat and lie to me,
well they’d call me back just to say, their not home,
till you told me where to go,
I think you’re quite the girl for me.
(wacky monologe)
And I know you could love,
strange men, lame men, con men, anybody,
but you chose to love me,
and I chose to see,
me and you and you and I,
that mellow girl and chilling guy,
a change man sorta, in a way.

KELLYOWL4
[guitar chords capo on 5th fret
C - (F with pinky on 8th high e string)
on the chorus go to C - G - F (on ‘’without any good byes’ and ‘sincerely your love lost’ go to Fm) ]

She moved [C] away, across the [F]pond,
wish she would [C]stay, we’d get [F]along,
we’d drink some [C]tea, sit by the [G]sea,
she moved [F]away, she’s moving [C]on.
When London called, she picked it up,
she found her should, she took her stuff,
she took my heart, she took her eyes,
and then she flew away,
without any goodbyes,
well had she known, just who I was,
it might have changed, things between us,
she might have phoned me, or wrote me once.
“I’m England bound, sincerely your love lost”.
Well she’ll look good, when she comes back,
a long brown coat, and gloves that match.
And I’ll be famous, unlike before,
and she’ll ask who wrote that song, Kelly Owl 4?

PISCES SON HEIR HE’S RISING

THERE SHE GOES
There she goes, rolling just as fast as she came,
Blood that’s gold, and holes in the pocketed seams,
hardly old but not as young as my age,
all she wants is a love, borrowed from me.

And here we go yeah,
last chance to put on a wheel and roll,
and you need me more than I,
than I even need myself.
The duller the blade, the more you will cut your skin,
so sharpen me up, and let’s begin.
Let’s drink wine and act like we’re too drunk to know.
Dancing here by ourselves, inside our home.
Lock the…guy, what the fuck are you soloing over my box for man?
I just gotta shred?
You gotta shred?
I fucking quit.
Rip just quit the fucking band, we gotta get a new guitarist.
Fucking shit, I hate you guys.
And here we go yeah,
last chance to put on a wheel and roll,
and you need me more than I,
than I even need myself.
The duller the blade, the more you will cut your skin,
so sharpen me up, and let’s begin.
You need a darling for life and she is my girl.

Have you danced with my suit, cos you need to try baby.

She said I’ll dance with you love until the day that I die.

And she died, and she died.

BURN ME WHERE I SLEEP
Would you believe me, had I never wrote that foolish song?
at least I’ve been trying child, you know I haven’t done that in so long
and if i was something that I never could be
would you try and change me then?
is the flare from part of the flames? or is the flare just in your lens?
you’ll do anything that I want
if I wanna do what you need. and you’ll burn me where I sleep
and you’ll sell my effigy 
dark in the light, lines that have turned and faced the sun
the words that you write now child
are all set to come undone
and if i was nothing that I wanted to be
would you drop dead or be ok
sell your comments to the press over seas
and pawn your tragedy
you’ll do anything that I want
if I wanna do what you need 
and you’ll burn me where I sleep 
and you’ll sell my effigy
and I assume your fate
I assume your fate
I assume your fate
Your fate.
I DIDN’T WRITE THIS SONG
I just can’t explain, these feelings come like every day.
And I just don’t belong, I sing a song, I did you wrong, I did you wrong, but I wish I stayed
And here we are again, wasting time and talking through our teeth.
And I didn’t write this song, it wrote it self and sung it self to me.
And I just feel the same, The same is relative to me.
I’m walking down the street, humming lines I didn’t think, they’re flowing though me like they always do.
And here we are again, wasting time and talking through our teeth.
And I didn’t write this song, it wrote itself and sung itself to me.
Yeah here we are again, wasting time and talking through our teeth.
And I didn’t write this song, it wrote itself and sung itself to me.
And I didn’t write this song, it wrote itself and sung itself to me.

I GOT MY BEST SUIT ON

Love, love walk away, love walk away, forget who I am, and please, please hold my drink, please hold my drink, for I am too drunk.
And I got my best suit on, and I got my best suit on, and you’re here with me.
Lie, lie to your friends, lie to your friends, don’t tell them ‘bout me.
Don’t, don’t bring your phone girl, don’t bring your phone, if you come with me.
And I got my best suit on, and I got my best suit on, and you’re here with me.
And I, I got you, and you, you got my suit, but you don’t have me.
And I got my best suit on, and I got my best suit on, and you’re here with me.

TONIGHT
(capo on 1st fret)

Robots and women and wine and pocketknives. x2
and I’ll fade away, yes I’ll fade away.

Well it’s only, waste away again.
Feels like I’m never letting go.
But I know, it’s so hard to explain.
She don’t feel anything, tonight, tonight.
She don’t feel anything, tonight.

Well she loved me once before.
But I didn’t take the cues quick enough.
I’m outta luck, and it’s so hard to explain.
She don’t feel anything tonight. Tonight.
She don’t feel anything tonight.

And if I want it bad enough.
And if I think she’d feel the same tonight.
I’d be alright girl, tonight.

SHE’S CLOAK AND DAGGER

She’s killing the flames, while sleeping with a solider next to a lake
She’s gathering names, and positions of tanks
Her brother died the other year near Thames
by a young spy probably half her age
it ranks at the top of a pain
in war with no name, the whole engaged
she consciously hangs from a man
she will later kill with brain
and he’d do the same, if he could, if he knew
and he thinks she just came
So he sings, in a language she hardly knows
there isn’t a grain, of a flame, in her heart or in her brain
she simply hangs from a man, that she hates
so he tries to be kind, cos he thinks, she’s the love of his life
so when he tells her his name, he doesn’t lie
though he’s known that she is a spy

 TURTLE
(guitar chords g – em – c – d)
Well here we go with tenacity all those little things that you took from me
were all the things I never thought I’d have
and if you say you gonna leave, all those little things that float down stream
cos streams will never float up hill, no
and all those things you took from me, never gonna have no apathy
cos is all a boy like me could have.
You could slow the other cheek
have  little stab at decency
cos only sailors use their mouths like you

DID NOSTRADAMUS PREDICT THIS SONG

Blowing smoke and slithering snakes in my eyes
She’s pouring whiskey in her wine and making up old alibis
tonight,
she quotes lines,
from writers who can’t write
but know a few who can
and if the scapes and mako sharks collide
their skin will turn inside out
cartilage will fuse just right
and underneath the sea,
near sunken imagery
swim things we’ve never seen
and no one ever will

and we used our last wish to hold our breath forever
we could dine on scales and kelp alone
and if a comet tells you something about the weather
and if the stars aligning show you’re home
then you and I, yeah you and I will see it come

And like the hieroglyphs, I’m telling you
London’s gonna die from bombs that never blew
in world war one, and world war two
we got away, didn’t you?

and when the sky turns red,
after it is blue
and when the flames die down
in 2082
underneath the sea,
near sunken imagery
you’ll find me
not trying hard to breathe

and we used our last wish to hold our breath forever
we could dine on scales and kelp alone
and if a comet tells you something about the weather
and if the stars aligning show you’re home
then you and I, yeah you and I will see it come

LAND, SEA, AIR

I could of drawn your picture in the dust on my car
and driven ‘round the block
and everyone would turn and stop
and they would say
“Haven’t I seen that face before,
haven’t I seen those eyes,
though I’ve never seen that car,
drive by.”

I could of dropped your blood into the sea
if only just one drop
and all the sharks that swim would stop
and they would die
didn’t you know that sharks have gills
and didn’t you know they swim to breathe
didn’t you know your blood, killed me

I could have flown your body into space
relax all gravity
where everything floats weightlessly
where there’s no sound
sound is called a pressure wave
and only earth is pressurized
so we should learn to communicate
with our eyes.

GLENLIVET SINGS STANDARDS 

Is she coming here to say goodbye
or is she stopping by to say hello
does she wanna smoke tonight
and get real high, study life
or does she wanna
drink and get real low

does she wanna feel it out with me
does she wanna feel anything at all
cos I’m the type of guy that over thinks
and when I think about a girl like her
it really starts to show

She don’t even know much about me
she just thinks I like to get real high
and she thinks I drink occasionally, and I do and I do yeah
and she wants to drink with me

does she wanna try and conquer me
does she really think any woman can
cos I am one of those
lonely lonely lonely souls
who lost their family at five years old

So I finally tell her not to come
I say I’m in the mood to be alone
And so I drink with me
the only one who’s ever really seen, myself
admit I love her
but I don’t

ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA

I lie awake, on top of sheets
sweating in all of the forms I can take
and shapeshifting so I can breathe

And I’m sailing away
into my dreams
lucid and real
not in control, but not out of reach

and so I find,
I find myself proud
The things my mind makes up for me every night
tailored to fit my own world

and when I wake, from my dreams
nothing can prove to myself it wasn’t real
and I, I cannot lie
I know it’s not real but I’m just as scared to die

yes I can fly
yes I can die
reincarnate the next very night
and manifest something as good
do you agree, it’s more than a feeling,
more than I tell, when I am sleeping

when I awake, from my dreams
nothing can prove to myself it wasn’t real
and I, I cannot lie
I know it’s not real but I’m just as scared to die, yeah

x2

A LONELY ENCORE
(Guitar chords C – Em – Am – F – G)

The city life has turned and walked away
it’s walking back to me, it’s walking back to me and I’ll sing it
space and time no longer mean a thing
cos here I am, and there you are

weight and mass and tons of gravity
and the picture I carried home
slurring words I find it hard to speak
too much gravity

Times like these I never hope will end
my eyes are like the camera
my brain is like the chip, I sing
friendship, lovers, family and fate
it’s all rolled into one
it’s all rolled into one

STEREOTYPES AND TYPES OF STEREOS

CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES

Of all i’ve ever known
things just come and go
but you’ll be here with me

and just because it hurts
and just because I like to sing my pain away
and if I feel a little a worse
just to say, the words I thought I’d never never say
then throw it all away

and all I ever see
things with you and me
thinking things the same
things don’t last forever
and some things will never ever change
things may come and things will go
my girls names will change

if I was ever to say
things wouldn’t be okay
would you be cool with that

and if I feel with you
and when I say hello
cos it’s okay to leave little darling

so here’s to let you know
just pack up and go

THE SHIP IS SINKING
Wait girl, save me again, toss me a floatation device I need it.
Hold on, the ship is sinking, we could steal some booze and get off scott free.
I said, “We don’t need no more booze, what we need’s a solid escape plan.”
She goes “I don’t wanna leave, I just wanna get wasted here with you.”
So I guess I stay, we get wasted in the mess hall,
things start to go vertical, so we slide down to the foyer (Foy-yay) in our socks now,
I love you, she says “Baby, men are crazy like that.”"I just thought that given the circumstances, you know.”
Right about that time, all the lights go out,
so we use our respective cellphones as flashlights to find our way out.
Our misdirection leads us to the ballroom, or more precisely, the orchestra pit.
We find two tubas which at this point could be could be an acronym for “Two Underwater Breathing Apparatuses.”
We somehow find a way out of the sinking ship, but we’re so blitzed we swim down as opposed to up.
So in ten minutes time we’re on the ocean floor, but fortunately for us,
we happen to chance upon a sunken Portuguese vessel which is crawling with gold doubloons,
we stuff our pockets with as many as possible and swim to the surface richer than we ever thought we’d be.
On our next trip we take a concord.

THE BALLAD OF SERGIO BARBOSA

I got a lonesome bandit mask
everybody wonders what it is
I got a rusted six shot gun
so that explains the bandages

and it’s a battle orgy
in this life I call my own
and it’s a raging rapids
the water’s cold cold cold, cold

I got a girl named Jezebel
and another named Dixie-Jane
they got men far from home
and the men don’t know my name

do you know my name now?

you see this girl named Jezebel
she don’t know about Dixie Jane
and sweet little Dixie Jane
She don’t know about much the same

do you know my name now?

And one day the men came
and the women told them much the same
See they found out about each other
So they told their men my name

and it’s a battle orgy
in this life I call my own
and it’s a raging rapids
the water’s cold cold cold, cold

I got a lonesome bandit mask
everybody wonders what it is
I married two married girls
so that explains the bandages

A COWBOY LEAVES HIS MISTRESS 

Hey, I wish I could stay
But there’s a storm rolling in my love
and I must be on my way
back home

Hey, I wish I could write
But it’s a long and lonely trail I’ll take
through the days and through the nights
back home

Hey, mountains filled with snow
and the trail I’ll take is treacherous
but it’s the only way to go
and I must go

and I’ll be back next spring
tell me how our baby’s grown
cause lord knows I wanna know

Baby I’m already packed
my horse is fed and my saddles on
I swear I’m coming back
cause you’re my home

SHOPLIFTING BOOKS ON HOW TO STEAL

I gotta sell her away
so that she don’t sell me
cause if I act like a slave
than that’s what I’ll be

So if I give the time
then she’ll cut me up
she says you’re never around
but I don’t give a fuck

She likes to play all those games
I never thought that I’d play
she likes to say all those things
I never thought that she’d say

(Back ups)
You and me and all I see I get a change it’s one
take it away

and if I sing outta tune
it’s cause I’m lonely still
see the notes walk away
and they’re harder to kill

so if you’re girl isn’t new
you gotta change your song
and if your girl walks away
then take it on

cause that’s all I do
is wonder why

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY GALA

Waste away
tell me what’s up and if you’re down to get down today
a banquet of fools and pocket full of seeds
staring like this could be the end of me

come on, come on
straight faced down
and I know you’d say
let’s have some fun
just like this
cause it’s hard to be a square
a banquet of fools and a banquet for your cares

I’ll speak out loud
but my thoughts can see a world that’s neither guilty nor proud
feel it flow and let everything flow free
a banquet of fools and for the fool inside of me

I LOST MY SHOES 

and all I can say
and I can do
I’m wasting away
without any shoes

my shoes got swallowed last night
without any will of my own
a strange little tale you call tragedy
a strange little house I call home

and that’s something you can depend on darling
you got a heart, I got a house it calls home
it calls home

and this place is going down
yeah she sunk without a sound
and if they ever find the wreck
they’ll be urchins in the places
I used to live

ATHEIST GUYS FINISH LAST

Take take take take take take take-a my love
float on passed the guards
pick the locks to my gates
girl you and I got something of a pact
holy just to me, listen closely
you and I were meant to be
you got something, everybody else pays to see
you see it’s quite a lovely world, even without a god
and he could pretend, that maybe one day I’ll believe in him
perhaps the day I die
see I was taught it’s how you choose to act
not what you believe
chances are she won’t be coming back
oh god help me
god, could you please pretend
that one day she’ll have faith in a friend
perhaps the day you die

DEADFALLS AND SNARES 

Come here I never knew your name
I think it is the same, as my old girl
Your scent has up and stoned me
I’m trying hard to leave
but I’m caught in your deadfall

Mistakes I never thought I made
The trigger thinly shaved
snapped so quick above me

Lady go and check your traps
you’ll find me on my back
lying helplessly

Your scent has up and stoned me
I’m trying hard to leave
but I’m caught in your deadfall

AND WE SAIL AWAY
I counted the times that I locked up and stayed in
and lined up the facts with the planets I hated
Weight is a trouble with planets and mass
and lonely lonely souls
I threw us a party with going away themes
and balanced the checkbooks by selling our old things
I called up the doctors and ask them for records and gave our globe to dad
and we sail away/and we sail/and we sail away/into the sun/of oblivion
The eve of the launch
I slept like a baby
from drinking the nyquil your grandmother gave me
I dreamt that you cooked me the breakfast that morning
and rode with me up to the top of twelve stories
the last footprint I would ever leave on earth
and we sail away/and we sail away/and we sail away into the sun

TELL HER I’M OVER IT

if she want’s her stuff back
tell her she’s denied
tell her that I’m all grown up
and tell her that those things are mine
and tell her that I’ll take what I can get

And if she wants to apologize
beg her not to call
tell her that an eye for an eye
is just a bit too small
tell her that the first cut’s the deepest
tell her I’ll be alright
lie and say I’m real successful
tell her that I sleep at night

tell her that the whiskey’s too easy
tell her weeds not strong enough
lie and say I got a new girl
tell her that we always fuck

tell her she ain’t nothing much
and yeah she was alright
lie and say that things are easy
and ask her if we ever used to fight

tell her that her notes are burned up
tell her I forget our songs
tell her that I’m still waiting
tell her I can only wait so long

HER EYES ARE LIKE FIRE

Baby you got eyes like fire
seeing those will set me dyin’
lying dead till I will find a way, again
it takes it toll now screw pins
days and nights and nights again
and I’ll I say I never gonna
love you more than that

and it’s alright by me
I took it once, I took it twice, now take it three
take it love
take it cause I took it
I took it one millions times before
no, one million times again
we’ll always have our “friends”
but “friends” never meant that much to me

Finding inside of me
words couldn’t ever change
if I was ever to say “how do you say”
if I was ever to wake a proper state of mind
you could keep on trying, feels like I am dying
my girls names will change

HIGH TIDE

Lovely, I think it’s romantic
but I love the same songs as you do
and lovely I think it’s fantastic
well your hair smells like you always do

well the tea is hot and the night is warm
and the shooting stars are falling into the sea
well you lips are soft and our eyes are closed
and my sweaters floating softly into the sea
and my sweaters floating softly into the sea
and my sweaters floating softly into the sea

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