Archive for July, 2007

Head in the Rearview Mirror

Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Quoted from Eat III : Keep Your Christmas Lights Up Forever

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Do you see?

Are seeing?

Are you chasing
A weakened promise

Or are you?
Are you being chased
By a weakened promise
That you casually made
To someone else
Who is holding on
Who keeps holding on?

The head
In the rearview mirror

Being chased
By the head
Holding on
To the head
By the head

Damage

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

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I found the way
By the sound of your voice
So many things to say
But these are only words
Now I’ve only words
Once there was a choice

And I want to love

Did I give you much?
Well you gave me things
You gave me stars to hold
Songs to sing

I only want to be loved

And I hurt and I hurt
And the damage is done
You gave me songs to sing
Shadow and sun

Why didn’t I stay?
Why couldn’t I?
So many lives to cross
Well I just had to leave
There goes everything
Everything

Can I meet you there?
God knows the place
And I’ll touch your hand
Kiss your face

We only want to be loved
We only want to be loved

And I want to be love

And I hurt and I hurt
And the damage is done
You gave me songs to sing
Shadow and sun
Earthbound, starblind
Tied to someone.

Young and Insane

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

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In this town, there is nothing at all
But a brown school and a dead shopping mall
The record store is execrable
We sit around blowing bubbles

‘Cause we’re young and insane
And we’re running away for the summer
We’re deprived and depraved
And we won’t get away with it, young and insane

When you’re free, in an antique car
For a week, you will know who you are
In an uninhabitable…
We go out to jump in puddles

‘Cause we’re young and insane
And we’re running away for the summer
We’re deprived and depraved
And we won’t get away with it, young and insane

Asleep

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

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Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I’m tired and I
I want to go to bed

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
And then leave me alone
Don’t try to wake me in the morning
‘Cause I will be gone

Don’t feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I will feel so glad to go

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I don’t want to wake up
On my own anymore

Sing to me
Sing to me
I don’t want to wake up
On my own anymore

Don’t feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I really want to go

There is another world
There is a better world
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well …

Bye bye
Bye bye
Bye …

Speed Trials

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

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He’s pleased to meet you underneath the horse
In the cathedral with the glass stained black
Singing sweet high notes that echo back
To destroy their master

May be a long time ’til you get the call-up
But it’s sure as fate and hard as your luck

No one’ll know where you are

It’s just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials still standing in place

When the socket’s not a shock enough
You little child what makes you think you’re tough
When all the people you think you’re above

They all know what’s the matter

You’re such a pinball yeah you know it’s true
There’s always something you come back running to

To follow the path of no resistance

It’s just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials standing in place
It’s just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials all over the place

One April Day

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

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One April day,
we’ll go miles away
and I’ll turn to you and I’ll say:

I’ve always loved you in my way.
I’ll always love you in my way.

Alphabet Town

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

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Alphabet city is haunted
Constantina feels right at home
She probably won’t say you’re wrong
You’re already wrong
You’re already wrong
And you threw up whatever she shot down
Said show me around, this alphabet town
Said show me around

There’s a name you keep repeating
You’ve got nothing better to do
And you’re with someone who’ll hear you say it
And just not mind

Her hand on your arm
Her hand on your arm
She put her hand on your arm
And told you her name; you can’t pronounce it

I’ll show you around this alphabet town
I’ll show you around this alphabet town

I know what you are
I just don’t mind

I won’t say you’re wrong
I know what you want
And it’s what i want
So let’s go out

I’m ready to go out

I’ll show you around this alphabet town
I’ll show you around this alphabet town

Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

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Everybody knows
Which way you go
Straight to over

No one wants to see
You inside of me
Straight to over

I heard the hammer at the lock
Say you’re deaf and dumb and done
Give yourself another talk
This time make it sound like someone

The noise is coming out
And if it’s not out now
Then tomorrow, tomorrow

They took your life apart
And called your failures art
They were wrong though
They won’t know
‘Till tomorrow

I got static in my head
The reflected sound of everything
Tried to go to where it led
But it didn’t lead to anything

The noise is coming out
And if it’s not out now
I know it’s just about
To drown tomorrow out