Month: July 2013

QUICKSAND

You have all of eternity to be
To be dead
Look look at all the skeletons running
On the tread, on the tread, on the tread

Another day slipped away yesterday
Hurts my head
Strange faces on the computer younger
Than my friends

Sleeping in quicksand
Soft but such a sham
Sleeping in quicksand
Please give me a hand

You have all of eternity to be
To be dead
Look yourself in the eye say it out loud
What you did

Drinking in the kitchen … again
Plotting out the future… with friends
Drive to work on the turnpike … again
Think it’s time for a brand new … regret

You have all of eternity to be
To be dead
Jump high above the palm trees while the globe
Keeps spinning

Sleeping in quicksand
Soft but such a sham
Sleeping in quicksand
Please give me a hand

Drinking in the kitchen … again
Plotting out the future… with friends
Drive to work on the turnpike … again
Think it’s time for a brand new … regret

SEE MORE THINGS

When I do get this feeling
I need not check the machine
To know…no calls …for me …for me

What if your lover goes cold
And your friends force you to the back seat
Look out, and see more things and see more

Do do do do do do do

And then you see more things see more things see … more

FOOL

Let me be
Comfort me
Take me away
I want to stay
You make me feel like I’m alone in this strange place
You make me feel you make feel
So low, so so, so cold, on fire, for you

Is it me
Or does it seem
Like I’m riding
Like you’re driving
You make me feel like such a fool, like such a goof
I’ve changed for you, I’ll change for you

Because I’m such a fool a fool
For you

BUGGIN ME

There’s something buggin me
It’s just this little thing
That you keep do do do do you keep doing
That you won’t do do do you never do

There’s something buggin me
It’s just this little thing
That you keep check check check check check keep checking
Send out the check check check check’s in the mail

As I obey your clock
Water seeps through my sock

No big thing no big thing big thing no big thing ….
So lucky so lucky lucky … anyway

There’s something buggin me
It’s just this little thing
It’s just that I I I I cannot say it
I guess I’ll try try try try to abide

No big thing no big thing big thing…
So lucky so lucky lucky … anyway. Anyway!

TESTING – Part 1

Testing testing one two three
I’m not calling just to see
If you’re jealous like me
Suddenly the phone it sings
Answered after half a ring
Wasn’t it the damndest thing thing thing

It was you…It was you we both know it
You…cannot hide behind that —

You said “Do you have a minute or two
We’re not selling a thing to you
We just want your opinion
Your number was picked at random”

I said “Baby baby where you been
Your ghost is locked within my head head head”
It was you … it was you we both know it, you
Cannot hide behind that –

You said “Sir please just answer the questions
If not for me for survey science
It will only take a minute or two
Then I’ll never again bother you”

I said “Don’t you remember summer
Ice cream firecrackers and zoos what a bummer”
It was you, it was you we both know it, you
Cannot hide behind that –

TESTING – Part 2

Etching sketching whittle past genetic tissue
Scrambling rambling death becomes the only issue
Have a beer, read a book, I don’t know
Won’t someone please tell me?

(Repeat)

Whoo Whoo Hooo

(Repeat chorus again)

Testing testing one two three
I’m not calling just to see
Testing testing one two three …

PASS THROUGH

She cried and cried to show how much she loved
He stood stoic to show how real he was
They bragged about their educated sons
Shared a joke at the coffin

There’s no easy way to grow
There’s no peaceful way to go
Only constant micro change
Occasional hurricane

You’re no better, I am better
Than me, than you
For a moment, I was angry
It passed through — we do too

Frogs croakin and wind the only sounds
Hundred fifty people gathered round
Preacher tells us to fold up the flag
I see the guy who didn’t return my wave

DOG

Saw an old dog whose leg was broken
His ball was all chewed up and soakin
Looked in the rearview, he’s droolin
Moving van rounds curve, keep movin
Then I made sure that you were sleeping

Looking forward to the day
When my dues are all paid
But that dog won’t go away

Seems like I’m nearer my salad days
But that damn dog won’t go away

Each time I tie loose ends one opens
Still I am thankful for each moment
Looked in the rearview, he’s droolin
Moving van rounds curve, keep movin
Then I made sure that you were sleeping

Looking forward to the day
When my dues are all paid
But that dog won’t go away

Seems like I’m nearer my salad days
But that damn dog won’t go away

MEPHASTOPHILES

Can’t blow kiss to sea
From a balcony
Can’t stop my staring
At your lottery

The devil, you see
Has no time for me
For this I am blessed
‘Cause I’m just like the rest

Silent tragedy
Is just gravity
Spares only the ones
Who sacrifice their son

Clinging clumsily
To the cold coffee
Of possibility
Of Mephastophiles