B I o g r a p h y
 (by Alex Henderson)

A variety of noteworthy groups were active on the Boston music scene in the late Ď90s and early 2000sógroups ranging from retro-soul/funk band Superhoney to the quirky, Ď80s-minded synth-pop/new wave trio Freezepop to the hard-to-categorize Moonraker (who have since moved to New York City). But the most unique and intriguing group to come out of Boston during that period may very well have been the Dresden Dolls, a highly unorthodox duo consisting of lead singer/pianist Amanda Palmer (who handles the songwriting) and drummer Brian Viglione. Formed in 2001, the Dresden Dolls have favored a most unlikely blend of alternative pop-rock, riot grrrl catharsis and German cabaretóespecially the German cabaret that flourished when the Weimar Republic was in power in Germany in the Ď20s and very early Ď30s (before Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime came to power). The name Dresden Dolls was, in part, inspired by a song from British punk band the Fall, but it also acknowledges Palmer and Viglione's German influences; Dresden, after all, is a German city that was bombed extensively during World War II. However, Palmer doesn't sing or write in German; all of her vocals and lyrics are in English. But even so, the Dresden Dolls' Weimar-era influences are impossible to missónot only because of their music, but also, because of their physical appearance. When Palmer and Viglione (whose colorful live shows helped them acquire a small but enthusiastic cult following in and around Boston in the early 2000s) perform together as the Dresden Dolls, their clothes and makeup provide a look that is half goth and half Weimar-style burlesqueóa look that successfully unites the cultures of different countries and different eras. Like their attire, the Dresden Dolls' clever, darkly theatrical music draws on an unusual variety of influences. Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Weill have influenced the Dresden Dolls, but so have alternative rockers ranging from Tori Amos to PJ Harvey to the controversial Hole founder turned solo artist Courtney Love. And just as the New York City-based, London-born singer/songwriter Nellie McKay has no problem reminding listeners of Doris Day one minute and Alanis Morissette or Randy Newman the next, the Dresden Dolls know how to make their combination of influences from different periods sound perfectly natural and organic rather than forced, pretentious or contrived. In 2003, the Dresden Dolls' A Is For Accident (a collection of live recordings) was released on the Important label; that CD was followed by their first full-length studio album, a self-titled disc that came out on 8Ft. Records in 2004.




The Dresden Dolls
- 2003-09-26 -

Good Day
Girl Anachronism
Missed Me
Half Jack
672
Coin-Operated Boy
Gravity
Bad Habit
The Perfect Fit
The Jeep Song
Slide
Truce

 


A is for accident
- 2003-05-27 -

Missed Me
Coin-Operated Boy
The time has come
Mrs O
Christopher Lydon
Glass slipper
Thirty whacks
Bank of boston beauty queen
Will
Truce
Stand by your man


Yes, Virginia
- 2006-04-14 -



Sex Changes
Backstabber
Modern Moonlight
My Alcoholic Friends
Delilah
Dirty Business
First Orgasm
Mrs. O
Shores of California
Necessary Evil
Mandy Goes To Med School
Me And The Minibar
Sing


No, Virginia
- 2008-05-19 -



Dear Jenny
Night Reconnaissance
The Mouse and The Model
Ultima Esperanza
The Gardener
Lonesome Organist Rapes Page-Turner
Sorry Bunch
Pretty In Pink
The Kill
The Sheep Song
Boston
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Add it up
Amsterdam
Androgynous
A night at the roses
Baby One More Time
Battered bride
Blueprint
Chopsticks
Colorblind
Cosmic Dancer
Dance me to the end of love
Drunken Butterfly
Eisbšr
 Exit Music (For a film)
Hallelujah
I Don't Care Much

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc - 

I Got You Babe
I love Rock 'n Roll
Imagine
I want you, but I don't need you
I would for you
Karma Police
Kiss off
Life on Mars
Lua
Material Girl
Mother
My Doorbell
My Favourite Things
New Year's Day
No one knows
One
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Perfect day
Pierre
Rid Of Me
Say Yes!
Science fiction double feature
Such great heights
The Breakfast Summit
The Flesh Failures/Let the Sunshine In
The Ghost in you
The Rainbow Connection
Tous Les GarÁons Et Les Filles
Train
Two headed boy
War Pigs
Will You Smile Again
Wintercoat


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The Dresden Dolls

Good Day

So you don't want to hear about my good song
You don't want to hear about how I am getting on
With all the things that I can get done
The sun is in the sky and I am by my lonesome
So you don't want to hear about my good day
You have better things to do than to hear me say

God it's been a lovely day
Everything's going my way
I took out the trash today
And I'm on fire...

So you don't want to hear about my good friends
You don't have the guts to take the truth or consequence
Success is in the eye of the beholder
And it's looking even better over your cold shoulder

I'm not suggesting
You get and line me up for questioning
But Jesus think
About the bridges you are burning and I'm betting
That even though you knew it from the start
You'd rather be a bitch than be an ordinary broken heart

So go ahead and talk about your bad day
I want all the details of the pain and misery
That you are inflicting on the others
I consider them my sisters and I want their numbers

God it's been a lovely day
Everything's going my way
I took up croquet today
And I'm on fire

I picked up the pieces of my broken ego
I have finally made my peace as far as you and me go
But I'd love to have you up to see the place
I'd like to do more than survive
I'd like to rub it in your face, ha !

Hey it's been a lovely day
Everything's going my way
I had so much fun today
And I'm on fire

God it's been a lovely day
Everything's going my way
Ever since you went away
And I'm on fire

I'm on fire
I'm on fire
I'm on

I'm on fire
I'm on fire
I'm on fire
I'm on

So you don't want to hear about my good day

Girl Anachronism

One , two, three, four !

You can tell
From the scars on my arms
And cracks in my hips
And the dents in my car
And the blisters on my lips
That I'm not the carefullest of girls

You can tell
From the glass on the floor
And the strings that're breaking
And I keep on breaking more
And it looks like I am shaking
But it's just the temperature
And then again
If it were any colder I could disengage
If I were any older I could act my age
But I don't think that you'd believe me

It's not the way I'm meant to be
It's just the way the operation made me

And you can tell
From the state of my room
That they let me out too soon
And the pills that I ate
Came a couple years too late
And I've got some issues to work through
There I go again
Pretending to be you
Make-believing
That I have a soul beneath the surface
Trying to convince you
It was accidentally on purpose

I am not so serious
This passion is a plagiarism
I might join your century
But only on a rare occasion
I was taken out
Before the labor pains set in and now
Behold the world's worst accident
I am the girl anachronism

And you can tell
By the red in my eyes
And the bruises on my thighs
And the knots in my hair
And the bathtub full of flies
That I'm not right now at all
There I go again
Pretending that I'll fall
Don't call the doctors
They've seen it all before
They'll say just
Let her crash and burn
She'll learn
The attention just encourages her

And you can tell
From the full-body cast
That you're sorry that you asked
Though you did everything you could
Like any decent person would
But I might be catching so don't touch
You'll start believeing youre immune to gravity and stuff
Don't get me wet
Because the bandages will all come off

And you can tell
From the smoke at the stake
That the current state is critical
Well it is the little things, for instance
In the time it takes to break it she can make up ten excuses
Please excuse her for the day
Its just the way the medication makes her

I don't necessarily believe there is a cure for this
So I might join your century but only as a doubtful guest
I was too precarious removed as a caesarian
Behold the worlds worst accident
I am the girl anachronism
Behold the worlds worst accident
I am the girl anachronism
Behold the worlds worst accident
I am the girl anachronism
I am the girl anachronism

Missed Me

Missed me
Missed me
Now you've got to kiss me
If you kiss me, mister
I might tell my sister
If I tell her, mister
She might tell my mother
And my mother, mister
She might tell my father
And my father, mister
He won't be too happy
And he'll have his lawyer
Come up from the city
And arrest you, mister
So I wouldn't miss me
If you get me, mister, see ?

Missed me
Missed me
Now you've got to kiss me
If you kiss me, mister
You must think I'm pretty
If you think so, mister
You must want to fuck me
If you fuck me, mister
It must mean you love me
If you love me, mister
You would never leave me
It's as simple as can be !

Missed me
Missed me
Now you've got to kiss me
If you miss me, mister
Why do you keep leaving
If you trick me, mister
I will make you suffer
And they'll get you, mister
Put you in the slammer
And forget you, mister
Then you'll miss me
Won't you, won't you miss me
Won't you miss me
Won't you miss me

Missed me
Missed me
Now you've got to kiss me
If you kiss me, mister
Take responsibility
I'm fragile, mister
Just like any girl would be
And so misunderstood
So treat me delicately !

Missed me
Missed me
Now you've gone and done it
Hope you're happy
In the county penitentiary
It serves you right
For kissing little girls
But I'll visit
If you miss me
Say you miss me
'Cause the food they feed you
Do you miss me
Will you kiss me through the window
Do you miss me
Miss me
Will they ever let you go
I miss my mister so

Half Jack

Half underwater
I'm half my mother's daughter
A fraction's left up to dispute

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

The whole collection
Half off the price they're asking
In the halfway house of ill repute

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.
Ah-ah, uh-oh (X3)
Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah.

Half accidental
Half pain full instrumental
I have a lot to think about

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.
You think they're joking
You have to go provoke him
I guess it's high time you found out

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

It's half biology
And half corrective surgery gone wrong
You'll notice something funny
If you hang around here for too
Long ago in some black hole
Before they had these pills to take it back
I'm half Jill
And half Jack !

Uh-oh, Oh Oh! (x3)
Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

Uh-oh , Oh Oh! (x3)
Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

Two halves are equal
A cross between two evils
It's not an enviable lot

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.
But if you listen
You'll learn to hear the difference
Between the halfs and the half nots

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

And when I let him in
I feel the stitches getting sicker
I try to wash him out
But like they say
The blood is thicker
I see my mother in my face
But only when I travel
I run as fast as I can run
But Jack comes tumbling after

And when I'm brave enough
And find a clever way to kick him out
And I'm so high not even you
And all your love could bring me down
On 83rd he never found
The magic words to change this fact
I'm half Jill
And half jack

Uh-oh , Oh Oh! (x3)
Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

Uh-oh , Oh Oh! (x3)
Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah.

I'm halfway home now
Half hoping for a showdown
'Cause I'm not big enough to house this crowd

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh.

It might destroy me
But I'd sacrifice my body
If it meant I'd get the Jack part out

See (see) jack run (run)
Jack run (run) jack
See (see) jack see (see)
Jack (Jack) run (run) Jack
Run (run) Jack see (run)
Jack (jack) see (see) Jack (Jack)
Run (run) Jack (Jack) run (run)
Jack (Jack) see (see) Jack (Jack)
See (See) Jack (Jack) run (run)
Jack (Jack) run (run) Jack (Jack)

Run Jack run

672

Six hundred seventy two
Six hundred seventy two
Six hundred seventy two
Six hundred seventy two

Oh
Someday they will find out about you too

*** Thanx a lot to Jalen for this one ***

Coin-Operated Boy

Coin operated boy
Sitting on the shelf he is just a toy
But I turn him on and he comes to life
Automatic joy
That is why I want
A coin operated boy

Made of plastic and elastic
He is rugged and long-lasting
Who could ever ever ask for more
Love without complications galore

Many shapes and weights to choose from
I will never leave my bedroom
I will never cry at night again
Wrap my arms around him and pretend

Coin operated boy
All the other real ones that I destroy
Cannot hold a candle to my new boy
And I'll never let him go
And I'll never be alone
And I'll never let him go
And I'll never be alone, go
And I'll never be alone, go
And I'll never be alone, go
And I'll never be alone, go
And I'll never be alone
Not with my coin operated boy

This bridge was written to make you feel smittener
With my sad picture of girl getting bitterer
Can you extract me from my plastic fantasy
I didn't think so but I'm still convinceable
Will you persist even after I bet you
A billion dollars that I'll never love you
And will you persist even after I kiss you
Goodbye for the last time
Will you keep on trying
To prove it
I'm dying
To lose it
I'm losing
My confidence
I want it
I want it
I want it
I want it
I want to
I want to
I want to
I want to
I want you
I want you
I want you
I want you
I want a
I want a
I want a
I
Want
A
Coin operated boy

And if I had a star to wish on
For my life I can't imagine
Any flesh and blood could be his match
I can even take him in the bath

Coin operated boy
He may not be real
Experienced with girls
But I know he feels
Like a boy should feel
Isn't that the point
That is why I want a
Coin operated boy
With a pretty coin operated voice
Saying that he loves me
That he's thinking of me
Straight and to the point
That is why I want
A coin operated boy

Gravity

Gravity plays favorites I know it cause I saw
Honest to God, Officer, it's awful
Down at work I'm getting too familiar with the floor
Trading in my talents by the mouthful

Hate to break it to you but it's out of my control
Forces go to work while we are sleeping, sleeping
If I could attack with a more sensible approach
Obviously that's what I'd be doing
Right

Now
Necks are cracking sideways
Hit me from the back side
I am on the white side
You are on the black side
Cut a piece that's bite size
Shoot me from my good side
If you got a straight line
This would be a good time

Gravity works slowly if you notice it at all
Some of us are getting mighty lucky
Aren't we
If you had to live with this you'd rather lie than fall
You think I can't fly
Well you just watch me, watch me

...

Necks are cracking sideways
Hit me from the back side
I am on the thin side
You are on the fat side
Cut a piece thats bite size
Shoot me from my bad side
If you got a straight line
This would be a good time

The sky is always falling down on me
The sky is always falling, falling, oh
The sky is always falling down on me
So Officer
Forgive me please !

Bad Habit

Biting keeps your words at bay
Tending to the sores that stay
Happiness is just a gash away
When I open a familiar scar
Pain goes shooting like a star
Comfort hasn't failed to follow so far

And you might say it's self-indulgent
You might say its self-destructive
But, you see, it's more productive
Than if I were to be healthy

And pens and penknives take the blame
Crane my neck and scratch my name
But the ugly marks
Are worth the momentary gain
When I jab a sharpened object in
Choirs of angels seem to sing
Hymns of hate in memorandum

And you might say it's self-indulgent
And you might say it's self-destructive
But, you see, it's more productive
Than if I were to be happy

And sappy songs about sex and cheating
Bland accounts of two lovers meeting
Make me want to give mankind a beating

And you might say it's self-destructive
But, you see, I'd kick the bucket
Sixty times before I'd kick the habit

And as the skin rips off
I cherish the revolting thought
That even if I quit
There's not a chance in hell I'd stop
And anyone can see the signs
Mittens in the summertime
Thank you for your pity
You are too kind

And you might say it's self-inflicted
But you see that's contradictive
Why on earth would anyone practice self destruction

And pain opinions are sitcom feeding
They don't know that their minds are teething
Makes me want to give mankind a beating

I've tried bandages and sinking
I've tried gloves and even thinking
I've tried vaseline
I've tried everything
And no-one cares if your back is bleeding
They're too concerned with their hair receding
Looking back it was all maltreating
Every thought that occurred misleading

Makes me want to give myself a beating

The Perfect Fit

I could make a dress
A robe fit for a prince
I could clothe a continent
But I can't sew a stitch

I can paint my face
And stand very very still
It's not very practical
But it still pays the bills

I can't change my name
But I could be your type
I can dance and win at games
Like backgammon and life

I used to be the smart one
Sharp as a tack
Funny how that skipping years ahead
Has held me back

I used to be the bright one
Top in my class
Funny what they give you when you
Just learn how to ask

I can write a song
But I can't sing in key
I can play piano
But I never learned to read

I can't trap a mouse
But I can pet a cat
No I'm really serious
I'm really very good at that

I can't fix a car
But I can fix a flat
I could fix a lot of things
But I'd rather not get into that

I used to be the bright one
Smart as a whip
Funny how you slip so far
When  teachers don't keep track of it

I used to be the tight one
The perfect fit
Funny how those compliments can
Make you feel so full of it

I can shuffle, cut and deal
But I can't draw a hand
I can't draw a lot of things
I hope you understand
I'm not exceptionally shy
But I've never had a man
That I could look straight in the eye
And tell my secret plans

I can take a vow
And I can wear a ring
And I can make you promises
But they won't mean a thing

Can't you just do it for me
I'll pay you well
Fuck I'll pay you anything
If you could end this

Can't you just fix it for me
It's gone berserk
Oh fuck, I'll give you anything
If you can make the damn thing work

Can't you just fix it for me
I'll pay you well
Oh fuck, I'll pay you anything
If you can end this hell


Hello, I love you
Will you tell me your name
Hello, I'm good for nothing
Will you love me just the same
The same

The Jeep Song

I've been driving around town
With my head spinning around
Everywhere I look I see
Your '96 Jeep Cherokee

You're a bully and a clown
You made me cry and put me down
After all that I've been through
You'd think I'd hate the sight of you

But with every jeep I see
My broken heart still skips a beat
I guess it's just my stupid luck
That all of Boston drives
The same black fucking truck

It could be him
Or am I tripping
And I'm crashing
Into everything
And thinking about
Skipping town awhile
Until these cars go out of style

I try to see it in reverse
It makes the situation hundreds of times worse
When I wonder if it makes you want to cry
Every time you see a light blue Volvo driving by

So don't tell me if you're off to see the world
I know you won't get very far
But don't tell me if you get another girl
Baby, just tell me if you get another car

The number of them is insane
Every exit's an ex-boyfriend memory lane
Every major street's a minor heart attack
I see a red jeep and I want to paint it black

It could be him
Or am I tripping
And I'm crashing
Into everything
I can't wait 'til you trade the damn thing in
By then they will have put me in the loony bin

It could be him
My heart is pounding
It's just no use
I'm surrounded
But one day I'll steal your car and switch the gears
And drive that Cherokee right off the trail of tears

Slide

A late april day and it's sunny outside
And a red little girl's at the top of a slide
And an an orange old man at the bottom
Wants to take her for a ride

As she slips and she tumbles the orange man mumbles
Pennies crash down from the sky
And he tells her he'll take her away where it's safe
And of course it is a lie

She's a third the way down and her skirts are yanked up
And her little girl cheeks start to wrinkle
But her smile is wide and her legs are spread wider
Her hair growing long
And her hips
Getting larger
Past
Getting brighter
Light
Growing weaker

She is halfway down now but the man is impatient
Shakes change in his pocket he might have to wait
But she's coming
She's coming
She's coming

Who are you blaming
They're just playing
That's a good one
Who left the playground
A good decade
Before the bell rang

As she starts to draw nearer his view becomes clearer
The splinters are painful but she doesn't feel it
The pennies were loaded and as they exploded
She starts to spin out of control

Her eyes are now closing
Her sleeves are unrolling
Up past her head
And her veins are all showing
Not that she noticed
She's thoroughly focused on
One old man who's laughing
Who's laughing
Who's laughing

Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you
The orangeman got you

A late april day and it's sunny outside
And a red little girl's at the top of a slide
And an orange old man at the bottom
Wants to take her for a ride

Truce

You can have Washington
I'll take New Jersey
You can have London
But I want New York City

I should get providence
I've got a job now
Los Angeles, obvious
That's where you belong now

You can have Africa
Asia, Australia
As long as you keep your hands off
Cafe Pamplona

We can split Germany
Right down the middle
You'd hate it there anyway
Take Berlin
And we'll call it even

You can have all of the carry-on baggage
I'll trade the saskia jokes for the alphabet language

And special occasions we'll split between parents
Who forced us to hate them on alternating weekends

You call it over and I call you psycho
Significant other
Just say we were lovers and we'll call it even
We'll call it even

I am the ground zero ex-friend you ordered
Disguised as a hero to get past your borders
I know when I'm wanted
I'll leave if you ask me to
Mind my own business
And speak when I'm spoken to

I am the tower around which you orbited
I am not proud I am just taking orders
I fall to the ground within hours of impact
I hit back when hit
And attack when attacked

You get route two between Concord and Lexington
I want Mass Ave. from the square to my apartment

And if we should meet through some misunderstanding
I'll be very sweet very patient and forgiving
Now get off my side of the state

And if we should see one another in passing
Despite these techniques
There is sometimes no avoiding
There must be some kind of mistake

We'll raise high the white flags
And bow heads and shake hands
Declaring the land we're on unamerican
We'll call it even
We'll call it even

I am the tower around which you orbited
I am not proud I am just taking orders
I fall to the groud within hours of impact
I hit back when hit
And attack when attacked

I am an accident waiting to happen
I'm laughing like mad if you strangle the captain
My place may be taken, but make no mistake
From a little black box
I can say without shame
That you've lost
That you've lost
Do you know what you've lost

So take whatever you'd like
I'll strike like the States on fire
You won't sleep very tight
No hiding, no safe cover
Make your bed now lie
Just like you always do
You can fake it for the papers
But I'm on to you
I'm on to you

So take whatever you'd like
I'll strike like the States on fire
You won't sleep very tight
No hiding, no safe covers
Make your bed and now lie
Just like you always do
You can fake it for the papers
But I'm on to you
I'm on to you
I'm on to you
I'm on to you

 

A is for accident

The time has come

The time has come
To speak of many things
Of jacks and queens and kings

I bared my wrists
And promised to begin
But you cut the blade straight in

Try hard my love
Do you hear the distant strings
Please remember what this means

Did I come back for all of this
It seems absurd somehow
With one well-placed flick of the wrist
You've really done it now

All of my blind ambition left me deaf with perfect vision

The time has come
For things to come undone
We should not have begun

At last
I felt
A numbness overcome
And now you turn and run

The time has come
To take me in your arms
And touch these fragile scars

You have the choice now so decide
If you want in or out
There is too much left for us to try
You can't just give up now

The time has come
To speak of many things
Of jacks and queens and kings

It took that cut
To bring me back to life
They're bleeding and they're frightened still I hold out both my hands
No one in the world will ever touch me there again

Mrs O

Oh Mrs. O
Will you tell us where the naughty children go
Will you show
How the sky turned white and everybody froze
Heaven knows
How they got into the fireplace
But everybody's saying grace
And trying to keep a happy face

And Oh Mrs. O
Can you teach us
How to keep from getting cold
Out we go
And you watch us as we face the falling snow
What a show
With our hairdryers aimed heavenwards
And fifty foot extension cords
You really have a way with words

The truth can't save you now
Ah ah ah
The sky is falling down
Oh oh oh

Watch the vultures
Count the hours
April trains may
Bring strange showers

And Oh Mrs. O
Will you tell about the time they made you go
All alone to the palace where they took your only clothes
We all know
There's no hell and no Hiroshima
Chernobyl was a cover up
The world is really all in love

And Oh Mrs. O
Will you leave us hanging now that we are grown
Up and old
Will you kill me if I say I told you so
We all know
Ther'es no Hitler and no holocaust
No winter and no Santa Claus
And yes Virginia all because

The truth can't save you now
Ah ah ah
The sky is falling down
Oh oh oh
Everything they ever told us
Shakes our faith and
Breaks their promise
But you can stop the truth
From leaking
If you never stop believing

Christopher Lydon

Clutching the phone 'til my hands were sore
I never understood pain before, Christopher
You cannot know what it does to me
Hearing you speak with this frequency

I never knew what one voice could do
I was in heaven the moment I heard you
My friends go out drinking and having fun
I stay in bed with my headphones on

Shot down with arrows from waves above
Christopher Lydon renounced my love

It took so long to get through to you
I never understood sorrow, and now I do
I finally got past your moniter
And you broke my heart in two, Christopher

Christopher, I was your listener, Christopher
I've never felt love like this before, Christopher
Christopher, now and forevermore, Christopher
I'll never stop saying Christopher, Christopher

Finally I knew what I had to do
I had to make the connection with you
I don't care if you're old and incontinence
I will be yours 'til the bitter end

So during a show about Joan of Arc
I got through and said
"Christopher Lydon, you've stolen my heart"
When I asked if you felt the same way for me
You cut me off like a guillotine

Drawn like a bull to a matador
I just see visions of christopher
Shot down with arrows from waves above
Christopher Lydon renounced my love

Christopher, I was your prisoner, Christopher
I hope you're happy now Chistopher
Thank you for everything
But I'm not listening anymore
Nor do I plan to contribute to npr
Christopher, beautiful Christopher
What do you take me for

Glass slipper

No one's asking
To go dancing
It's not like that anymore
It's romantic
If they mean it
When they shut your fingers in the door

It's a gory
Sort of story
That's been told a hundred times before
It gets tricky
Don't be picky
If the slipper fits you wear it whore

How many tips
 Can I take home tonight
Without them getting mad
How many stitches
Do you think it takes
To fix a cut that bad
How many minutes
Until midnight
And you get your eyesight back

Not to knock it
I've been off it
Never moving very much at once

It's been awkward
I still offer it
When it's that time of
Other girls shower
But I give out flowers
To curious strangers
Who throw dollars at my feet

How many crimes
Can I try spotting dry
Before it leaves a stain
How many times say
That I love you
'Til it doesn't mean a thing
How many fittings
Must I sit through
With my big feet blistering
How many times
Until it strips me
And my big mouth strikes again

I'm not asking
To go dancing
I'm not that dumb anymore
It's exhausting
To keep smiling
When your toes are bleeding on the floor

It's a gory
Sort of story
That's been told a hundred times before
Don't be sorry
Just ignore me
Because honestly I'm
Too sore from fitting
Exactly to ride
Into setting
Suns aching
To stand on my own two feet

How many wishes
Do I still have left
To fix the way it ends
How many princes
Do you think it take
To put a girl like this
Back together again

How many instances
Can you point out
When I was less than kind
How many happy endings
Do you need
To change your fucking mind
And how much time
Do we have left
Before it's midnight
And you see that I was
Never the right size

Thirty whacks

Thirty licks with a belt
Playing tricks on myself
And I wonder if everyone else is this way
A succession of tests a triumphant success
Each time i'm still intact
At the end of the day

Thirty drops in a glass
Keep my temper and pass
With my breath held you bastards
You bastards
You've lucked out again
It's not really so bad
Thereís still mom thereís still
Damage to do before they wrest the axe from my heads

It's no mystery
You should obviously go
Before I break everything
Youíre always telling me
That you're dying to know
But youíre not really listening

How do I manage to station myself in harms way
And only get hit with a ticket for loitering
That I have no means to pay
And no strength to argue
My personal demons can scheme with professional care
Oh God they're after me
If I could shut them up
Just for an hour I swear
I could stop this catastrophe

Thirty day guarantee
But they can't have meant me
After all I was born to a childproof world
No sharp corners or glass
No small objects or plastic bags
Please, these are death to a delicate girl

It's no mystery
You should obviously know
That Iíll destroy everything
So don't go telling me that you're dying to know
'Cause youíll get what you're asking for

And I still manage to station myself in harms way
And only get hit with a ticket for loitering
Stating I came the wrong day
Now all the demons are screaming their wages aren't fair
I've held a secret kept
If I could shut them out
Just for a second I swear
Itíll look like an accident
I could be decent yet
Be magnificient
I could be president

*** Thanx a lot to Jeremy & Matt & Kizeesh who corrected some mistakes ***

Bank of boston beauty queen

I've tried dolls that were guaranteed sixteen
Or under none were very exciting
Sorta like a laugh track or whacking off theyíll get you off
But itís just not the real thing

But It's been decades since my pit days
But I havent shaken it, I sit there like an idiot
Still caught up in the old punk protocol
And dreaming that the teenagers will think that Iím a radical

And I still wait for the bus to come
Where high school got torn down
Still expecting to find true love
Among the skateboarders hanging out
In back of the bank in my hometown

All this talk and no actionís got me stiff from the tit to the bone
So I'm living in lala land
But at least I'm not living at home
Same old catcall same old chemicals
Same old thrills
Stealing stockings from the shopping mall
It's simple enough to grow the fuck up happy with the rough cut
Nobody's in the market for a diamond in the rough

But I still wait for my mom to come
And pick me up at Hollyís house
Ten years after they cashed it in
To make a multi-level parking lot for a seven-eleven and Burger King

Iíve got cryptographs Iíve got all the phones tapped
Iíve got proof enough it is indisputable
Loveís not good enough I want pies and graphs
Something that will teach me my arithmetic at last

Better get your kids in
Iím on the loose again
And getting more ridiculous the more I think I ought to get my mind out of the gutter
Itís getting dangerous, Amanda, God
Youíre old enough to be his fucking
My own private highway from the cradle to the grave
I save a bundle skipping middle age and saturdays

And I still wait for the cops to come
Where the station since burned down
Still expecting that theyíll pick me up
For all the sins I committed
In the back of the banged-up pickup truck

Iíve got autographs, backstage passes
And leather jacket back patches up the
Ask me anything I want evidence
Single serving saccharine packets dripping black with lipstick kisses

I still wait for the bus to come back where the high school got torn down
Still expecting to find true love among the sakteboarders hanging out
In back of the bank in my home

Iím no pederast it was nice to ask
Thank you but Iím capable
Of getting up and getting dressed
Loveís not good enough I want photographs
Something that will teach me come inside
Time and time again
I think I'll head downtown again
Oh God
Iím sixteen
No, Iím ten
Iím seventeen
And a bank of Boston beauty queen

But I'm...

Will

I won't try to explain
What I cannot understand
It's a bird, it's a plane
It's a one night stand
If only we could ride far enough
I'd forget you altogether
It's a bluff
There is no way
I could not remember

Don't ask me what I came here for
It is too delicate for words
I used to want to make you talk
Now I would rather you did not

I don't mind
If you read
While I'm coming, it's alright
If you need the T.V.
To keep from noticing my mind
Going blank
What's the worst thing
That could happen is my back
All that bad
Strike the match
And watch the doll come open

Don't ask me what I want from you
It is not something you could purposely do
I used to want to make you mine
Now I have better things in mind

Stand by your man

(Tammy Wynett Cover)

Sometimes its hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
You'll have bad times
And he'll have good times
Doing things that you don't understand

But if you love him you'll forgive him
Even though he's hard to understand
And if you love him
Oh be proud of him
'Cause after all he's just a man

Stand by your man
Give him two arms to cling to
And something warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely

Stand by your man
And tell the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man

Stand by your man
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man

 

Yes, Virginia

Sex changes

Dear Mr. and/or Mrs. Sender
We're pleased to inform you that your applications been accepted
Starting from the time you get this letter
Your life will be one never-ending ďhope you're feeling betterĒ
You get your choice of an aesthetic
We'll need to chop your clock off (tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock)
It might not be what you expected
There is no money back once you've been ripped off, ripped off, ripped off

Today's a very special day
The boys'll murder for it but what will the neighbors say
It leaves you feeling pretty hollow
It might be nice to look at
Don't forget you're stuck with it tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

You're big enough to stop pretending
You'll start to really show within a week or so
So don't go saying it's just come to your attention
You'll get more than you're asking for without the right protection

Today's a very special day
And how you'd love to have a little thing with which to play
But love wont get you very far
Today be still your beating heart
You'll have to keep on feeding it tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Boys will be boys will be boys will be boys will be boys will be boys
Will be girls with no warning girls will be girls will be guys
Will be boys that don't cry over toys that they use to beat girls they despise by the morning
They always said that sex would change you, change you, change you, change you

No second thoughts the knife is nearing
You'll never hear the little pitter patter pitter patter
Of this little feat of engineering
Of course I love you and of course it's what's inside that matters
But I think the whole charade is ending
It seems to me to be the only way to keep from getting
Caught up in a long life of regretting
The doctors said that once you get a taste for it you'll keep on cutting

But while you happen to be here
Why don't you whisper all those sweet forevers in my ear
Stiff upper lip for all this sorrow
Hurry up and stick it in
You never when it will end
Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow
Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow
Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow
Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow
They always said that sex would change you, change you, change you, change you

Backstabber

The record goes from blue to gold
So thank you for all your help
I know you want to jump around
But try to contain yourself

You always struck me as the type to take it lightly
But now you're gonna have to shut your mouth and fight me

Oh backstabber
Backstabber

You're all alone
You're all over the popular magazines
Will never care what do you care
You're down with the japanese

But you've got no right to sit there saying I abuse it
When you only sleep with girls who say they like your music

Oh backstabber
Backstabber, backstabber...

Backstabber! Hope grabber!
Greedy little fit haver!
God I feel for you fool
You Shit lover! Off-brusher!
Jaded bitter joy crusher!
Failure has made you so cruel, you

Rotten to the core
Rotten to the core

Rotten like a crackwhore
Begging out the backdoor
Show us what you're good for
Post it on the noise board
Come on join the bloodsport
Show us some support
Still working at the drugstore
Is it because you're
A fucking

Backstabber! Hope grabber!
Greedy little fit haver!
God I feel for you fool
You Shit lover! Off-brusher!
Jaded bitter joy crusher!
Failure has made you so cruel

So don't tell me what to write
And don't tell me that i'm wrong
And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs

Oh oh You backstabber! Hope grabber!
Backstabber greedy fucking fit haver!
Backstabber!

Modern Moolight

Presenting modern moonlight just as advertised
Coke and Pepsi finally found a compromise
How can they complain that we're all fucked up kids
When they keep on changing who our mother is?

Like it all you want it's fruitless
Night is in the way of progress

Retinas are bleeding for the enterprise
Surgically wired into paradise
Yesterday I dropped in at the mkb
Everyone was messaging like it was going out of style
It was just the cynic in me
God, I love communicating!
I just hate the shit we're missing

Everybody join in the magnificence
Yes! Everything is absolutely making sense
Every time you turn around your soul gets sold
To the highest bidder
Then they turn around and merger and they merger
And the merger and they murder and they murder
The one who murders most will take it all

Fight it all you want it's useless
Night is in the way of progress

We're gonna take your cities one by one
Catch your cables cut your cords and spoil all your fun
We're gonna make your lite a living hell
Cause stripped of your equipment you'll be forced to face yourselfÖ

Wire cutters of the world
You know what to use it for
Spread the word to all the tightrope walker boys and girls
Brace yourself for miracles
You're in for a nasty shock
When the war is over
You can read the paper
When the war is over
You can read the paper

My Alcoholic Friends

I'm counting back
The number of the stops
It took for me to get
Back on the wagon of the weekend

I'll use the autotimer to prove that
I'll get home with my imagination
If they find the body in the basement
"In the very house that she was raised in"

I'm taking down
The number of the Times
So when we get the sign
From God I'll be the first to call them

I'm taking back the number of the beast
'Cause six is not a pretty number
Eight or three are definitely better
A is for the address on the letter
To my alcoholic friends

I'm trying hard
Not to be ashamed
Not to know the name
Of who is waking up beside me
Or the date, the season or the city
But at least the ceiling's very pretty
And if you are holding it against me

I'll be on my best behavior
Taking shots for mother nature
Once my fist is in the cupboard
Love is never falling over

One, two, three, four

Should I choose a noble occupation
If I did I'd only show up late and
Sick and they would stare at me with hatred
Plus my only natural talent's wasted on my alcoholic friends
My alcoholic friends
The party never ends

*** Thanx a lot to Seth & Sean for this one ***

Delilah

There's no end to the love you can give
When you change your point of view to underfoot very good
You may be flat but you're breathing

And there's no doubt he's at home in his room
Probably watching porn of you from the fall
It's last call and you're the last one leaving

And you thought you could change the world
By opening your legs
Well it isn't very hard
Try kicking them instead
And you thought you could change his mind
By changing your perfume to the kind his mother wore
Oh God Delilah why?
I never met a more impossible girl

In this same bar where you slammed down your hand
And said ďAmanda, I'm in loveĒ, no you're not
You're just a sucker for the ones who use you
And it doesn't matter what I say or do
The stupid bastard's gonna have his way with you

You're an unrescuable schizo
Or else you're on the rag
If you take him back
I'm gonna lose my nerve
I never met a more impossible girl

At four o'clock he got off and you called up
ďI'm down at Denny's on route one
And you won't guess what he's doneĒ
Is that a fact Delilah?
Larry tap let you in through the back
And use his calling card again
For a quick hand of gin

You are impossible, Delilah, the princess of denial
And after seven years in advertising you are none the wiser

You're an unrescuable schizo
Or else you're on the rag
'Cause if you take him back
I'm gonna lose my nerve
He's gonna beat you like a pillow
You schizos never learn
And if you take him home
You'll get what you deserve

So don't cry Delilah
You're still alive Delilah
You need a ride Delilah
Let's see how fast this thing can go
Let's see how fast this thing can go
Let's see how fast this thing can go

Dirty Business

Raise your glass
We have incorporated
Place your bets
We're all so sick of waiting
Queen takes jack
You got me this time but I'll get you back
So pick a number

To all the ones who tried the most
Was I supposed to cheer your efforts
Sorry that I chose so poorly
Golly gee am I the poster girl

She's the kind of girl who looks for love in all the lonely places
The kind who comes to poker pockets stuffed with kings and aces
She's the kind of girl who only asks you over when its raining
Just to make you lie there catching water dripping from the ceiling

Lift your hats
Off to the checkout girls with tattooed backs
They'd make an angels skin crawl
If you ask them for assistance
There's an even chance
You'll get a number

To all the girls at pearl the surly boys who get to masticate them
I've a prize for each and every one of you so just be patient

To all the ones that hated me the most a toast
You really had me
Going for a second I was nervous
Boy am I the poster girl

She's the kind of girl who gets her slings and arrows from the dumpster
The kind who tell you she's bipolar just to make you trust her
She's the kind of girl who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser
Just to make you jealous of the men she fucked before you met her

To all the ones who thought they knew me best a test to prove your prowess
Who was mine in Ninety-nine I want last names and current status
To all the ones who hated me the most a toast you really had me going for second
I was nervous boy am I the poster girl

For some suburban sickness
Better keep a healthy distance
Now its up to you know what to do
It's pretty dirty business

First Orgasm

It is a Thursday
I get up early
It is a challenge
I'm usually lazy

I make some coffee
I eat some rice chex
And then I sit down
To check my inbox

I only read a word or two
I stare across the street and see the churches and the blue

The first orgasm of the morning
Is cold and hard as hell
There won't be any second coming
As far as I can tell

I arch my back cause
I'm very close now
It's very cold here
By the window

There are some school kids
Yelling and running
I barely notice
That I am cumming

The first orgasm of the morning
Is like a fire drill
It's nice to have a little warning
But not enjoyable

I am too busy to have friends
A lover would just complicate my plans
So I will never look for love again
I'm taking matters into my own hands

I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me
I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me
Won't you hold me, won't you hold me

Mrs O

Oh Mrs. O
Will you tell us where the naughty children go
Will you show
How the sky turned white and everybody froze
Heaven knows how they got into the fireplace
But everybody's saying grace
And trying to keep a happy face

And oh Mrs. O
Will you teach us how to keep from getting cold
Out we go and you watch us as we face the falling snow
What a show with our hairdryers aimed heavenwards
And fifty foot extension cords
You really have a way with words

The truth won't save you now
The sky is falling down
Watch the vultures count the hours
April trains may bring strange showers

And oh Mrs. O
Will you tell about the time they made you go
All alone to the palace where they took your only clothes
We all know
There's no hell and no Hiroshima
Chernobyl was a cover up
The world is really all in love

And oh Mrs. o
Will you leave us hanging now that we are grown
Up and old
Will you kill me if I say I told you so
We all know
There's no hitler and no holocaust
No winter and no santa clause
And yes, virginia, all because

The truth won't save you now
The sky is falling down
Everything they ever told us
Shakes our faith and breaks their promise
But you can stop the truth from leaking
If you never stop believing

Shores of California

He's been trying with limited success
To get this girl to let him get into her pants
But every time he thinks he's getting close
She threatens death before he gets a chance

And that's the way it is in Minnesota
And that's the way it is in Oklahoma
That's the way it's been since protozoa
First climbed onto the shores of California

And she's been trying with limited success
To get him to turn out the lights and dance
Cause like any girl all she really wants
That fickle little bitch romance
That fickle little bitch romance

And that is why a girl is called a tease
And that is why a guy is called a sleaze
And that's why god made escort agencies
One life to live and mace and GHB

And that's the way it is in Minnesota
And that's the way it is in Oklahoma
That's the way since the animals and noah
First climbed onto the shores of California

Must not be too kind
Stop thinking love is blind
Clench your fists yeah write
ďShe's just not my type...Ē

Why all these conflicting specifications
Maybe to prevent overpopulation
All I know is that all around the nation
The girls are crying and the boys are masturbating
The girls are crying and the boys are masturbating

And that's the way it is in Minnesota
And that's the way it is in Oklahoma
That's the way aristophanes and homer
Wrote the Iliad and Lysistrata

And that's the way it is in Minnesota
And that's the way it is in Oklahoma
That's the way it's been since protozoa
First climbed onto the shores of California

*** Thanx a lot to Seth for this one ***

Necessary Evil

Letís get lost
Fingers crossed
It is an ordinary evening
I am broadcasting are you receiving

Sick sick sound
All fall down
It is a necessary evil
Just like highway gas stations and people

I remember golden days when all this was a mystery
And you could write a letter then or god forbid come visit me
And if you find yourself without me
Can you find yourself without me
Can you find yourself without me
Can you find your self without me

Hi i'm fine
You are saying nothing but your tongue is getting blacker all the time
It is a measurable feeling
Seven on a scale from dead to breathing
I've connected speakers to my suitors at the discotheques
And they don't know the difference
Are they men or are they memorex?
And if you find yourself without me
If you find yourself without me
C'mon find yourself without me
C'mon c'mon c'mon
And take your listerine, listerine

I remember golden days when all this was a mystery
And you could write a letter then or god forbid come visit me
I remember golden days when all this was a mystery
And you could write a letter then or god forbid come visit me

And if you find yourself without me
If you find yourself without me
C'mon find yourself without me
C'mon c'mon c'mon
And take your listerine, listerine, listerine

*** Thanx a lot to Seth for this one ***

Mandy goes to med school

I've been feeling dull as a coat hanger
Pretty as a picture of a patient on a fresh iv
Giddy as a gangbanger with a set of sutures where his magic johnson ought to be

Yes i'll tell you just the thing you need to be the next big thing
Let's start in with a test of your intelligence
And zest for the counter-productive
Up and down and roundabout and out the back
And keep your mouth shut tight
The lights are staying out but no sweat i've got aim like a mack truck
Guess how many fingers ok guess how many more I can fit there
Guess right get the toaster but you know, miss, guessing gets you nowhere

I've been baking cakes for the enemy
I've been dying to find out the hard way
Ive been taking friends to the alleyway
Two down now but who's counting anyway

Yes I can do everything you need from out of my new SUV
All my work is guaranteed to last the length of your recovery
Put away those pliers honey trust me cause I know the options
How about a nine-month long vacation and a two-foot coffin

I've been getting up close and intimate
Some close calls but I'm getting into it
In some states they say you can burn for it
But I'll burn that bridge when I get to it

It's not a bad thing
To get professional
It's got a nice ring
Mandy goes to med school

I've been taking tips from the government
I've been getting damn good at hiding it
Fifty bucks a month ought to cover it
Two down now but who's gonna notice it
And if you show up and I am unavailable
My partner Brian would love to take care of you

He is a nice man
Thoroughly reliable
He's in a rock band
And he goes to med school

Me and the minibar

Bring two prix fixe dinners up
I'll unwrap the plastic cups
It's just us my love
It's just us my love

I will make the room up nice
Put your insides all on ice
It was real true love
It was real true love

Close all the windows
Put signs on the handles
And strip down to my dun-dun-duns
You have gone so far
You have gone so far

And tonight
Its just me and the minibar

Candles from the walmart that
Every city's got to have
That I bought last night
That I bought last night

I was so excited to
Do such normal things with you
When you left last night
With your toothbrush dry

No such details will spoil my plan
That is the kind of girl I am
Ha ha ha

Can you hear room 'three eighteen'
Man they're really happening
They're a wild bunch
They're a wild bunch
But if they just knew
What my night was coming to
God would they vomit and run
You have gone so far
You have gone too far
So tonight
It's just me and the minibar
Nobody else
And I sing at the top of my lungs
Happy birthday us
Happy birthday us

Sing

There is this thing that's like touching except you don't touch *
Back in the day it just went without saying at all
All the world's history gradually dying of shock
There is thing that's like talking except you don't talk
You sing
You sing

Sing for the bartender sing for the janitor sing
Sing for the cameras sing for the animals sing
Sing for the children shooting the children sing
Sing for the teachers who told you that you couldn't sing
Just sing

There is thing keeping everyone's lungs and lips locked
It is called fear and it's seeing a great renaissance
After the show you can not sing wherever you want
But for now lets all pretend that we're gonna get bombed
So sing

Sing cause its obvious sing for the astronauts sing
Sing for the president sing for the terrorists sing
Sing for the soccer team sing for the janjaweed sing
Sing for the kid with the phone who refuses to sing
Just sing

Life is no cabaret
We don't care what you say
We're inviting you anyway
You motherfuckers you'll sing someday

* In the promotional album, she sing "fucking" and "fuck"

 

No, Virginia

Dear Jenny

Boys wear overcoats in heat like this to keep themselves from showing
Girls fill out prescriptions for the tricks that keep their hearts from growing
Specialists review the year in tears and call for drastic measures
Send them to resorts for boys and girls to get their wits together

Sad but true the facts of life are bound to get you down
So whatís the use dear Jenny anyway
The world is pretty, the world is pretty

Ashley talks to astronauts back home by means of fax transmission
Andy gets a new tattoo each time he gets back bathroom privilege
Weary oh so drearily we wave our flags into the camera
Amber goes the hotlines are friends but no-one ever answers

Sad but true the truth can turn your smile to a frown
So whatís the use dear Jenny anyway the world is pretty
The world is pretty, the world is pretty upside-down

The rates are better in the summer
The rates are better in the summer
Looks like old Jenny's doing better
The rates are better in the summer

Back at home the broadcast warning bounces off of an empty table
Jenny asks the astronauts to sleep with her behind the stable
Christmas hasn't been the same since dad put in the central heating
Checks you before bedtime with a battery to keep your new heart beating

And the world might turn a million times around before
They tell you Jenny anyway the world is happy
The world is happy, the world is happy, the world is happy

Sometimes they let strangers in and other times they check their records
When they check out in the morning dad puts out the lie detectors
Jenny prays to gods she's never heard of for a special warning
All the walls stay dead as Jenny's head is
But sheís still observing

Sad but true the two of us might really make it through
So whatís the use dear Jenny anyway
The world is happy
The world is happy
The world is happy without you

The rates are better in the summer
The rates are better in the summer
Looks like old Jenny's doing better
The rates are better in the summer

Night Reconnaissance

Nothing is crueler than children who come from good homes
God will forgive them, I guess, but whose side are you on
Driving around the old town, I remember it all
Dropping my lunchbox and tampax all over the hall
And they said

You are a socialist cokehead, we know from your clothes
You are a Satanist worshipper of things evil
You think you're poet, a folksinger poseur, no-oh
A volleyball player, youíve got to be kidding us all

So we hide from the guns
On our night reconnaissance
Steal flamingos and gnomes
From the dark side of the lawn

No one can stop us
The script is a work of genius
No one has bought the rights yet
But we're not giving up
Every unwanted lawn jockey fits in the script
Directed by Spielberg and starring the masochist club

Mary, you look like hell
Stuck in that ridiculous shell
Give us some light and God's pure love
We know what you've been dreaming of
Give us some light and God's pure love
We know what you've been dreaming of
Give us some light and God's pure love
We're taking you to Hollywood
Hollywood

And we hide from the guns
On our night reconnaissance
Steal flamingos and gnomes
From the dark side of the lawn

One plays a socialist cokehead we dress in my clothes
One plays a Satanist worshiper of things evil
One plays a poet who starts up a band of his own
One plays a volleyball player with both the wrists broke

And we hide from the guns
On our night reconnaissance
Steal flamingos and gnomes
From the dark side of the lawn

And we give them good homes
Give them love they've never known
In the loft, in the barn
In the town where I was born

In the loft, in the barn
In the town where I was born
In the loft, in the barn
In the town where I was born

The Mouse and the Model

Nothing is certain at this time of day
You could reverberate you could decay
The mouse and the model are laughing at us
We'll risk it we're desperate for someone to trust

Let's start a new heart
The new charts are in
We'll take them
We'll break them
We'll make them give in

By counting your blessings you wind up in debt
It starts with your family and ends in your bed
You Jekyll and Hyded when you could have let
Your guard down your dress up you must be upset

Let's start a new heart
The new charts are in
We'll take them
We'll break them
We'll make them give in

It's dark over here on the flipside of reason
The teaser could be something easy like "they did it in a book"
You're a crook, you're a fake, you're committed
If you did it say you did it, if you didn't suck it up and say you did

Let's start a new heart
The new charts are in
We'll tax them relax them
And make them for fun

The vote by a landslide
For Jekyll and Hyde
Mackenzie macavity
Bonnie and Clyde

Ultima esperanza

Downloading doves on your fancy computer
You're shooting for love in the dark
Hey foks you've found her now go instant message
Her name is a pretty good start

Ultima sits in her bedroom in Texas and
Waits for her hamsters to touch
She lost her legs in a car crash three years ago
She doesn't get around much

But she is hoping someday
Somebody will take her away

Now that you got her a dress you can send her
A matching attachment and face
Slick rhododendrons you make out of paper
With flowers that never lose shape

You have a video camera strapped to
Your forehead in case she is true
Smiling rewind as we die in slow motion
As if itís not happening to you

Don't be afraid of the dark ages darling
You may have to wait but a letter is coming
With mixes of Marilyn songs
And pictures she took at the prom
Knowing her name is enough
Ultima

Foks trotting globes rotting under your fingertips
Tapping for oil in veins
Surely you won't think to hold that against me
It's such an unusual name

Someone is hoping to find
Her limbs in an auction online
Knowing her name is enough
Ultima Esperanza

The Gardener

Sorry for the setback
I know I let you down
Turn back the clocks and step back
And spring might come around

My little misbegotten
You're quite a stubborn bud
If we can't make you open
We will take it out in blood

We'll make a man out of you yet
We will plant brambles in your bed
Just close your eyes and count to ten
This is as good as it will get

Oh is our little willow willow weeping
Flutter to your knees
The untilled things before me
Oh the possibilities

Thank you for the warning
But I still see the sun
A little global warming
Never hurt no one

Weíll make a man out of you yet
A crown of thorns around your head
Get off your knees and have a look
This is as good as it will get

At last my little flower
Is getting put to use
Youíve always been a failure
But now you're bearing strange new fruit

The insides are all useless
But the rest is fertile so
I will take the belt from off the hook
And watch the garden grow

Weíll make a man out of you yet
You won't know what will hit you next
The gardener's coming to collect
You wanted love, thatís what you get

The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect

Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner

He told me that I knew what to laugh at
And I wanted to but I just couldn't ask if he would take it back
So I could know for certain
So on the bench I watched his left hand crossing
While doubling entendres with the voicings
He said "Oh darling, you're charming
Please don't find it alarming
If I pull this stop out to free up a hand for heavy petting"

Now there there
I'm a friendly man
I joke about sex because it's funny when you're frightened

So silently I sat and turned the pages
Recalculating our respective ages
Over my shoulder, he muttered, "If I get any older
You can hack my wrists off with your choice of objects
No, I'm kidding"

Don't be scared
I'm a friendly man
I joke about death because it's funny when you're frightened

This is as far as I could get
He jabbed a needle in my neck
Erasing all the evidence
But there were matchsticks in my pants
And if a rock should hit my head
And I remember what he did
You'll be the very first to know
Maybe I'll find out why this damn thing won't stop bleeding

He told me that I showed a great potential
That given I turned heads and pages
Fame would be a piece of cake
But practice was essential
So like a stupid child I believed it
And golly who would had agreed if
I had been Schubert or Mozart
Devoted to the fine art of perfecting absolutely everything inconsequential

Don't be sad
I'll come back again
I joke about trash 'cause it takes class to be enlightened

So several decades have gone by
I am still sitting by his side
I turn the pages faithfully
He turns his head and smiles at me
And with a wink he says, "I doubt
We would be anywhere without
Your gift for keeping truth and consequence from meeting"

Sorry bunch

We're a sorry bunch
The odds of it are such a drag my darling
I could have lost her hand
You should look where you are going, guy
I could have lost my life
But I would lose a hundred fights

Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side

We're a sorry bunch
The odds of it are such a bummer darling
So you were lost in thought
Well it won't help now to say you're sorry
'Cause they could've knocked us off
But I would skip a hundred parties

Just as long as you were invited
Just as long as nobody knew
Just as long as you were invited
Just as long as nobody knew
That we were high

Here's to alcohol
Here's to all of y'all
Here's to all of the things that we take
When we want to think like no one's listening

Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side
Just as long as you were on my side

Pretty in Pink

( The Psychedelic Furs Cover / High School Reunion - A tribute to those great 80's films )

My sweet darling
My sweet sweet darling
One, two


Caroline laughs and it's raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
Where nothing is ever put straight
She turns herself round and she smiles and she says
'This is it, that's the end of the joke'
And loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
And her lovers walk through in their coats

She's pretty in pink
Isn't she
Pretty in pink
Isn't she

All of her lovers all talk of her notes
And the flowers that they never sent
And wasn't she easy and isn't she pretty in pink
The one who insists he was first in the line
Is the last to remember her name
He's walking around in this dress that she wore
She is gone but the joke's the same

Pretty in pink
Isn't she
Pretty in pink
Isn't she

Caroline talks to you softly sometimes
She says 'I love you' and 'Too much'
She doesn't have anything you want to steal
Well, nothing you can touch
She waves, she buttons your shirt
The traffic is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She gives you her clothes
These cars collide

Pretty in pink
Isn't she
Pretty in pink
Isn't she

The Kill

I am anarchist
An antichrist
An asterix
I am an anorak
An acolyte
An accidental
I am eleven feet
Okay, eight
Six foot three
I fought the British and I won
I am a rocket ship
A jet-fighter
A paper airplane
Ja ja ja ja ja

Say what you will
I am The Kill
The only thing that keeps you
Really truly safe from being real

I have a tendency
To exaggerate
Just a little bit
I am a plagiarist
Apologist
A walrus cokehead lizard
I am an optimist
A closeted
Misogynist
I fought the British and I won

I have a wishing well
A living will
A magical eight ball
Ja ja ja ja ja

Say what you will
I am The Kill

Say what you will
I am The Kill
The only thing that keeps you
Really truly safe from being real

Put pat sajak back in office
Put pat sajak back

But the sun still sets on you
And the retarded party
Nobody came to but you
And so you drink to
All the emptiness
Until you wake up
And thereís hell to pay again

And the punch lines point at you
And all the comebacks in the world are in your head
And you canít say them until everybody leaves
And itís just you and your imaginary friendsÖ
Your imaginary friends
Your imaginary friends
Your imaginary friends
Your imaginary friends

The sheep song

Wash up
Bowl of mush
Look I made America
Hush hush
Donít donít rush
Time for quiet
Time to brush

Brown wine
Turpentine
Everything will be just fine
Sleep now
Never fear
All your animals are here

One, two, three
Counting sheep
I lay me down to sleep
But I see a sheep that will not leave
From the back they catch him in a trap
Hit his head and send him off to bed

Cutting by numbers is kinder
Invest in the one with the silencer
All of the studies say if theyíre
Calm when they die then they taste better

Cutting by numbers is kinder
Invest in the one with the silencer
All of the studies say if theyíre
Calm when they die then they taste better

Goodbye
Olive sky
I am crying all the time
There there
Donít despair
We will find your sheep somewhere

Boston

All the cities in the world
And so very little time and
So many different girls
All you have to do is find them

Thereís a wealth of opportunity
you make your plans accordingly
A pity but the pretty ones are usually more touristy
Say howíd you like to run away from these machines
Everywhere the spies are printing out our dreams
Seven stops in seven different countries
Seven page itineraries
Memories thick as bloody marys
Jesus joseph bloody hell

Right now were here in Boston
In love with downtown crossing
New York will still be there in the morning
Come back to bed my darling

I had Julian and Steve
You had Julia and Jeanette
You wear your terror on your sleeve
For all the men I havenít met, yet
I had oliver in Potsdam
You had Elanor in Amsterdam
Weíre keeping score so carefully
Weíve lost the state weíre in completely
Honestly your foot is out the door
And Iíve got scores of offers elsewhere
And keep both feet planted firmly in the air
And tomorrow you can totally erase me from your mind
No, really, everything is fine

Because right now weíre here in Boston
In my apartment in the south end
Forget your friends in London
Come back to bed my darling

You can put the details in a letter
The more embarrassing the better
Right now I can be happy if I choose to
I know that in the morning I will lose you

And maybe youíll be mad
And maybe Iíll be gray
Before we really understand
Or maybe it won't matter anyway
Weíll find out that your mom was right
And youíll admit youíre really gay
And maybe weíll wake up
In a city far away
Or maybe weíll make up
And buy a house and have a dozen kids
Whoíll run away it doesnít matter anyway

Right now weíre here in Boston
N I M B F R T O Feeling
Donít worry who these jokes will all be lost on
Come back to bed my darling

There is nothing in the world that we can count on
Even that we will wake up is an assumption
But I know for a fact that I loved someone
And for about a year he lived in Boston
In Boston

 

Non Albums Tracks

Add it up

(written by Brian Ritchie)

Day after day, I will walk and I will play but the day after today, I will stop
And I will start why can't I get just one kiss there may be somethingís that I wouldn't miss
But I look at your pants and I need a kiss
Why can't I get just one screw believe me I know what to do
But something won't let me make love to you
Why can't I get just one fuck guess it's got something to do with luck
But I waited my whole life for just one
Day after day I get angry and I will say that the day
Is in my sight when iíll take a bow
And say goodnight oh my mum
Have you kept your eye, your eye on your son
I know youíve had problems, youíre not the only one
When your sugar left, he left you on the run
Oh my mum take a look now at what your boy has done
Heís walking around like heís number one
Went downtown and you got him a gun
Donít shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
You know youíve got my sympathy
But donít shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me
Going down the kitchen at the top of the stairs
Can I mix in with your affairs share a smoke, make a joke grasp
And reach for a leg of hope words to memorize,
Words hypnotize words make my mouth exercise
Words all failed the magic prize nothing I can say
When Iím in your thighs oh my my, my my mother
I would love to love you lover city is restless,
Itís ready to pounce here in your bedroom,
Ounce for ounce oh my my, my my mother
Iíve given you, decision to make
Things to lose, things to take just as sheís about ready
To cut it up she says wait a minute honey,
Iím gonna add it up. Day after day I get angry
And I will say that the day is in my sight
When iíll take a bow and say goodnight

Amsterdam

(Jacques Brel Cover)

Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui chantent
Les rÍves qui les hantent
Au large d'Amsterdam
Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui dorment
Comme des oriflammes
Le long des berges mornes
Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui meurent
Pleins de biŤre et de drames
Aux premiŤres lueurs
Mais dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui naissent
Dans la chaleur ťpaisse
Des langueurs ocťanes

Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui mangent
Sur des nappes trop blanches
Des poissons ruisselants
Ils vous montrent des dents
A croquer la fortune
A dťcroisser la lune
A bouffer des haubans
Et Áa sent la morue
Jusque dans le coeur des frites
Que leurs grosses mains invitent
A revenir en plus
Puis se lŤvent en riant
Dans un bruit de tempÍte
Referment leur braguette
Et sortent en rotant

Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui dansent
En se frottant la panse
Sur la panse des femmes
Et ils tournent et ils dansent
Comme des soleils crachťs
Dans le son dťchirť
D'un accordťon rance
Ils se tordent le cou
Pour mieux s'entendre rire
Jusqu'ŗ ce que tout ŗ coup
L'accordťon expire
Alors le geste grave
Alors le regard fier
Ils ramŤnent leur batave
Jusqu'en pleine lumiŤre

Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Y a des marins qui boivent
Et qui boivent et reboivent
Et qui reboivent encore
Ils boivent ŗ la santť
Des putains d'Amsterdam
De Hambourg ou d'ailleurs
Enfin ils boivent aux dames
Qui leur donnent leur joli corps
Qui leur donnent leur vertu
Pour une piŤce en or
Et quand ils ont bien bu
Se plantent le nez au ciel
Se mouchent dans les ťtoiles
Et ils pissent comme je pleure
Sur les femmes infidŤles
Dans le port d'Amsterdam
Dans le port d'Amsterdam

In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings
From the wide open sea
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps
To the old willow tree
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries
In a drunken town fight
In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who's born
On a hot muggy morn
By the dawn's early light

In the port of Amsterdam
Where the sailors all meet
There's a sailor who eats
Only fish heads and tails
And he'll show you his teeth
That have rotted too soon
That can haul up the sails
That can swallow the moon
And he yells to the cook
With his arms open wide
"Hey, bring me more fish
Throw it down by my side"
And he wants so to belch
But he's too full to try
So he stands up and laughs
And he zips up his fly

In the port of Amsterdam
You can see sailors dance
Paunches bursting their pants
Grinding women to porch
They've forgotten the tune
That their whiskey voice croaked
Splitting the night
With the roar of their jokes
And they turn and they dance
And they laugh and they lust
Till the rancid sound
Of the accordion bursts
And then out of the night
With their pride in their pants
And the sluts that they tow
Underneath the street lamps

In the port of Amsterdam
There's a sailor who drinks
And he drinks and he drinks
And he drinks once again
He'll drink to the health
Of the whores of Amsterdam
Who've given their bodies
To a thousand other men
Yeah, they've bargained their virtue
Their goodness all gone
For a few dirty coins
Well he just can't go on
Throws his nose to the sky
And he aims it up above
And he pisses like I cry
On the unfaithful love
In the port of Amsterdam
In the port of Amsterdam

Androgynous

(The Replacement cover / Boston 4-24-04)

Here comes Dick, he's wearing a skirt
Here comes Jane, you know she's sporting a chain
Same hair, revolution
Unisex, evolution
Tomorrow who's gonna fuss

And they love each other so
Androgynous
Closer than you know
Love each other so
Androgynous

Now don't get him wrong and don't get him mad
He might be a father, but he sure ain't a dad
And she don't need advice that's sent at her
She's happy the way she looks
She's happy with her gender

And they love each other so
Androgynous
Closer than you know
Love each other so
Androgynous

Mirror image, see no damage
See no evil at all
Kewpie dolls and urine stalls
Be laughed
The way you're laughed now

Now, something meets Boy, and something meets Girl
They both look the same
They're overjoyed of this world

Same hair, evolution
Unisex, revolution
Tomorrow who's gonna fuss
And tomorrow Dick is wearing pants
And tomorrow Janie's wearing a dress
Future outcasts and they don't last at all
Today, the people dress the way that they please
The way they tried to do in the last centuries

And they love each other so
Androgynous
Closer than you know
Love each other so
Androgynous

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

A night at the roses

You should see yourself
When will you grow up
Every knob you twist on that machine is like a crutch

But I was just the one
Youíd been waiting for
Who says we canít touch
Ourselves to keep from getting bored
Nothing else is touching that's for sure

A ring around the roses

But I will watch you play
I come here every night
Itís just me the bartender the waitress and the lights
Shining on you not getting it right
We clap not for you but for your kind

A ring around the roses
Everybody poses
Threats and then backs down
The second you put clothes on

A ring around the roses
Everybody knows it
I will sing your fears
If you sing my neurosis

You should back out now
Not a night too soon
Iíll still be here when the last poor soul has left the room
Standing round just like a good friend should
Smiling as if your songs were good

A ring around the roses
Everybody poses
Threats and then backs down
The second you put clothes on

A ring around the roses
Everybody knows it
I will sing your fears
If you sing my neurosis

And I sat there for hours
Waiting on the curb
Thinking you might like a flower from a pretty girl
A ring of fire around the rosesí door
A ring around the waitress from the verse
Put it on before you lose your nerve

Put your hands together and theyíll burst
Put your hands together and theyíll burst
Put your hands together and theyíll burst
Put your hands together and theyíll burst
Put your hands together and theyíll burst

Make a sound that no oneís ever heard
Make a sound that no oneís ever heard
Make a sound that no oneís ever heard
And I hope we get what we deserve

Baby One More Time

(Britney Spears Cover / Live)

Oh baby, baby
How was I supposed to know
That something wasn't right here
Oh baby, baby
I shouldn't have let you go
And now you're out of sight, yeah
Show me how want it to be
Tell me baby 'cause I need to know now, oh because

My loneliness is killing me
I must confess I still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time

Oh baby, baby
The reason I breathe is you
Boy you got me blinded
Oh pretty baby
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
It's not the way I planned it
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me baby 'cause I need to know now, oh because

My loneliness is killing me
I must confess I still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time

Oh baby, baby how was I supposed to know
Oh pretty baby, I shouldn't have let you go
I must confess, that my loneliness is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe (Still Believe)
That you will be here
And give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time

My loneliness is killing me
I must confess I still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time

Battered bride

This day was meant to be
A day that I would treasure
This day was meant to be
A way to make us closer

Could it be he doesnt see
That we dont fit together?
Could it be that this will be
The way it feels forever?

This day was planned for years
I prayed at every altar
This day confirmed my fears
There's nothing left to wait for

Battered bride dry your eyes
Things will change I promise
Red on white just you wait
You might learn to like it

This day was full of pain
I tried hard not to feel it
The magazines explained
Something completely different

If I could have my way
Id run home to my parents
Im scared but have to stay
I made a firm commitment

Battered bride dry your eyes
Things will change I promise
Red on white just you wait
You might learn to like it

Pay your dues
Bruised and numb
Love means compromises
Black and blue
Love can come
In all shapes and sizes

Battered bride
Dry your eyes
Things will change I promise
Run and hide
All youd like
Only death will part us....

Battered bride
Dry your eyes....

Blueprint

(Fugazi Cover)

I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I clean forgot how to play

But you can still come around
In fact I invite you down
Maybe together
We can wipe that smile off your face
'Cause what a difference
Yeah what a difference, what a difference
A little difference would make

We'll draw a blueprint, it must be easy
It's just a matter of knowing when to say no or yes
Frustrating, frustrating, always waiting for the bigger axe to fall
A patient game that I can't find my way to play

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
And receiving undefiled

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
And receiving undefiled...

Chopsticks

(written by Liz Phair)

I met him at a party and he told me how to drive him home
He said he liked to do it backwards
I said, That's just fine with me,
That way we can fuck and watch TV.

It was four a.m. and the light was gray, like it always is in paperbacks
He asked if I liked playing jacks
I told him that I was good to sixes
But all hell broke loose after that

I told him that I knew Julia Roberts when I was twelve at summer camp
We didn't say anything after that
I dropped him off and I drove on home
'Cause secretly I'm timid

Colorblind

I love you like a brother
And I love you like a child
And I love you like a lover
And I love you dumb and colorblind
And I love you like a mother
Even after all you've done
And I love you like no other
But I know
Youre not the one...

And I loved you in bright orange
And in violet and in green
And I loved you in such colors
As your eyes have never ever seen
And I loved the way you acted
But your one trick pony's dead
And I loved you unprotected
But you only love in
Red

I know its dark for good
I never listen when I should
You only see in black and white
So go on back to your own kind
And i'll go back to mine

I love you like a brother
And I love you like a child
And I love you like a lover
And I love you dumb and colorblind
And I love you like a mother
Even after all she's done
And I love you like no other
But I know youre not the one...

Cosmic Dancer

( T-Rex Cover )

I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was aaah
I danced myself out the womb
I danced myself out the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
Is it strange to dance so soon

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man
What's it like to be a loon
I liken it to a balloon

I danced myself into the tomb
I danced myself into the tomb
Is it strange to dance so soon
Is it strange to dance so soon

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man
What's it like to be a loon
I liken it to a balloon

I was dancing when I was twelve

Dance me to the end of love

( Leonard Cohen Cover / Live )

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Drunken Butterfly

(Sonic Youth cover / Paris, France 02-23-05)

Smile like a sun
Back over time
Crazy for you
Pleasure is mine

I love you, I love you, I love you
Whatís your name?
I love you, I love you, I love you
Whatís your name?

Youíre coming thru,
Even it up
Going too far
Try understand

I love you, I love you, I love you
Whatís your name?
I love you, I love you, I love you
Whatís your name?

Whisper kiss your ear
Iíll tell you what I fear
Whisper kisses in your ear
Iíll tell you what I fear

Youíre coming home
Just ainít fair
Name rockíníroll
Where love dies

Couldnít find a soul
Tell it like it is
Deep down inside
Drunken butterfly

I love you, I love you, I love you,
Whatís your name?
I love you, I love you, I love you,
Whatís your name?
I love you, I love you, I love you,
Whatís your name?
I love you, I love you, I love you,
Whatís your name?

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Eisbšr

(Grauzone / Live Hambourg)

Eisbšr, Eisbšr
Kaltes Eis, kaltes Eis
Eisbšr, Eisbšr
Kaltes Eis, kaltes Eis

Ich mŲchte ein Eisbšr sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann mŁŖte ich nicht mehr schreiīn
Alles wšr so klar

Ich mŲchte ein Eisbšr sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann mŁŖte ich nicht mehr schreiīn
Alles wšr so klar

Ich mŲchte ein Eisbšr sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann mŁŖte ich nicht mehr schreiīn
Alles wšr so klar

Ich mŲchte ein Eisbšr sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann mŁŖte ich nicht mehr schreiīn
Alles wšr so klar

Eisbšren mŁssen nie weinen
Eisbšren mŁssen nie weinen
Eisbšren mŁssen nie weinen
Eisbšren mŁssen nie weinen

Exit Music ( For a film )

( Radiohead Cover / written by Thom Yorke )

Wake... from your sleep
The drying of your tears
Today.. we escape
We escape.

Pack and get dressed
Before your father hears us
Before.. all hell.. breaks loose.

Breathe... keep breathing
Don't lose.. your nerve.
Breathe... keep breathing
I can't do this.. alone.

Sing us a song
A song to keep us warm
There's such a chill
Such a chill

You can laugh
A spineless laugh
We hope that your rules and wisdom choke you
Now we are one
In everlasting peace

We hope that you choke.. that you choke
We hope that you choke.. that you choke
We hope that you choke.. that you choke

God damn the sun

(Swans cover)

When, when we were young
We had no history
So nothing to lose

Meant we could choose
Choose what we wanted then
Without any fear
Or thought of revenge

But then you grew old
And I lost my ambition
So I gained an addiction
To drink and depression

They are mine
My only true friends
And Iíll keep them with me
Until the very end

I'd choose not to remember
But I miss your arrogance
And I need your intelligence
And your hate for authority

But now you're gone
I read it today
They found you in Spain
Face down in the street

With a bottle in your hand
And a wild smile on your face
And a knife in your back
You died in a foreign land

And they found my letter
Rolled up in your pocket
Where I said Iíd kill myself
If she left me again

So now she's gone
And you're both in my mind
I've got one thing to say
Before I am drunk again

God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn anyone
That says a kind word

God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn the light it shines
And this world it shows
God damn the sun

Hallelujah

(Leonard Cohen Cover)

I`ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don`t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this the fourth, the fifth
 
The minor fall the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelu-uuu-ujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe I`ve been here before
I know this room, I`ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I`ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
Itís a cold and itís a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you'd let me know
What`s real and going on below
Remember when I moved in you
The holy dark was moving too
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there`s a God above
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
Itís not a cry you can hear at night
Itís not somebody who`s seen the light
Itís a cold and itís a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelu-uuuujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelu-uuu-ujah

I Don't Care Much

(Cabaret cover / 07-06-06 Columbus)

I don't care much,
Go or stay,
I don't care very much
Either way.

Hearts grow hard
On the windy street.
Lips grow cold with the rent to meet.
So if you kiss me,
If we touch,
Warning's fair,
I don't care
Very much.

I don't care much,
Go or stay,
I don't care very much
Either way.

Words sound false
When your coat's too thin
Feet don't waltz when the roof caves in
So if you kiss me,
If we touch,
Warning's fair,
I don't care
Very much

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

I Got You Babe

(Live / Sonny & Cher Cover)

They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you

Babe
I got you babe I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got

Babe
I got you babe I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around
So let them say your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

[HIM:] Babe
[BOTH:] I got you babe I got you babe

I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me
Igot you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so

I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

I love Rock 'n Roll

( written by J. Hooker and A. Merrill / Joan Jett Cover )

I saw him dancin' there by the record machine
I knew he must a been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong playin' my favorite song
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till he was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock n' roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll, so come an' take your time an' dance with me

He smiled so I got up and' asked for his name that don't matter, he said,
'Cause it's all the same. Said can I take you home where we can be alone
An' next we were movin' on, He was with me, yeah me
Next we were movin' on, He was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock n' roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll, so come an' take your time an' dance with me

Said can I take you home where we can be alone an we'll be movin' on
An' singin' that same old song, yeah with me, singin'

I love rock n' roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll, so come an' take your time an' dance with me

Imagine

(John Lennon Cover / Live with Ryan Ross)

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

I want you, but I don't need you

( Momus / Live Cover )

I like you, and I'd like you to like me to like you
But I don't need you
Don't need you to want me to like you
Because if you didn't like me
I would still like you, you see
La la la
La la la

I lick you, I like you to like me to lick you
But I don't need you
Don't need you to like me to lick you
If your pleasure turned into pain
I would still lick for my personal gain
La la la
La la la

I fuck you, and I love you to love me to fuck you
But I don't fucking need you
Don't need you to need me to fuck you
If you need me to need you to fuck
That fucks everything up
La la la
La la la

I want you, and I want you to want me to want you
But I don't need you
Don't need you to need me to need you
That's just me
So take me or leave me
But please don't need me
Don't need me to need you to need me
Cos we're here one minute, the next we're dead
So love me and leave me
But try not to need me
Enough said
I want you, but I don't need you

La la la
La la la

I love you, and I love how you love how I love you
But I don't need you
Don't need you to love me to love you
If your love changed into hate
Would my love have been a mistake?
La la la
La la la

So I'm gonna leave you, and I'd like you to leave me to leave you
But lover believe me, it isn't because I don't need you (you know I don't need you)
All I wanted was to be wanted
But you're drowning me deep in your need to be needed
La la la
La la la la la la la la la

I want you, and I want you to want me to want you
But I don't need you
Don't need you to need me to need you
That's just me
So take me or leave me
But please don't need me
Don't need me to need you to need me
Cos we're here one minute, the next we're dead
So love me and leave me
But try not to need me
Enough said
I want you, but I don't need you

*** Thanx a lot to Kizeesh for this one ***

I would for you

(Jane's Addiction Cover)

Oh baby Iím so tired....
Men from the government
Men from the tax report
Men in the public school
Men owns the golden rule here
I'm everybody's slave
I made you my slave
You said
This I'd do for you
If it would help
To give the world back
What it gave
Then I would
I would
I would
I would
I would for you
I would for you

You say my eyes
Are crazy eyes
Sometimes they are
And so are you
And if you wonder
What I would do
I would do
Anything
If I could
You know I would
I would
I would
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you
I would for you

Karma Police

(Radiohead Cover / written by Thom Yorke)

Karma police, arrest this man, he talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio

Karma police, arrest this girl, her Hitler hairdo is
Making me feel ill and we have crashed her party
This is what you get when you mess with us

Karma Police, I've given all I can
It's not enough, I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll

This is what you get when you mess with us

And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

Kiss off

(Violent femmes cover)

I need someone a person to talk to
Someone whoíd care to love
Could it be you, could it be you

Situation gets rough then I start to panic
It's not enough itís just a habit
Hey kid your sick well darling this is it

You can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back I can see them stare
Theyíll hurt me bad but I wonít mind
Theyíll hurt me bad

They do it all the time, yeah yeah
They do it all the time, yeah yeah
They do it all the time, do it all the time
Do it all the time, do it all the time

I hope you know this will go down
On your permanent record
Oh yeah well donít get so distressed
Did I happen to mention that Iím impressed

I take one one one cause you left me and
Two two two for my family and
And three, three, three for my heartache and
And four, four, four for my headaches and
And five, five, five for my lonely and
Six, six, six for my sorrow and
Seven, seven, for no tomorrow and
Eight, eight; I forget what eight was for and
Nine, nine, nine for a lost god and
Ten, ten, ten, ten for everything
Everything, everything, everything

You can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back I can see them stare
Theyíll hurt me bad but I wonít mind
Theyíll hurt me bad

They do it all the time, yeah yeah
They do it all the time, yeah yeah
They do it all the time, do it all the time
Do it all the time, do it all the timeÖ

Life on Mars

(David Bowie cover)

It's a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on Amerikas tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

*** Thanx a lot to Seth for this one ***

Lua

(Bright Eyes cover / Iowa City, IA 10-14-05)

I know that it is freezing, but I think we have to walk
I keep waving at the taxis, they keep turning their lights off
But Julie knows a party at some actor's West side loft
Supplies are endless in the evening by the morning they'll be gone

When everything is lonely I can be my own best friend
I get some coffee and a paper, hold my own conversations
With the sidewalk and the pigeons and my window reflection
The mask I polish in the evening by the morning looks like shit

And I know you have a heavy heart, I can feel it when we kiss
So many men stronger than me have thrown their backs out trying to lift it
But me I'm not a gamble, you can count on me to split
The love I sell you in the evening by the morning won't exist

You're looking skinny like a model with your eyes all painted black
Just keep going to the bathroom, always say you'll be right back
Well, it takes one to know one, kid, I think you've got it bad
íCause what is simple in the evening by the morning's such a drag

I got a flask inside my pocket, we can share it on the train
And if you promise to stay conscious I will try and do the same
We might die from medication, but we sure killed all the pain
íCause what is normal in the evening by the morning seems insane

And I donít know what the trouble was that started all of this
The reasons have all run away, but the feeling never did
It's not something Iíd recommend, but it is one way to live
íCause what is simple in the moonlight by the morning never is

But the simple in the moonlight now it's so complicated
Was so simple in the moonlight, so simple in the moonlight
So simple in the moonlight, so simple in the moonlight

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Material Girl

(Madonna Cover / Live)

Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me, I think they're okay
If they don't give me proper credit, I just walk away

They can beg and they can plead, but they can't see the light, that's right
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash is always Mister Right,

'cause we are living in a material world, and I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world And I am a material girl

Some boys romance, some boys slow dance
That's all right with me, if they can't raise my interest then I
Have to let them be

Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play, only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day, 'cause they are

Living in a material world, and I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Living in a material world

Boys may come and boys may go, and that's all right you see
Experience has made me rich and now they're after me,

'Cause everybody's
Living in a material world, and I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Living in a material world

Mother

(Pink Floyd cover / 07-06-06 Columbus)

Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb
Mother do you think they'll like the song
Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls
Ooooh aah, Mother should I build a wall

Mother should I run for president
Mother should I trust the government
Mother will they put me in the firing line
Ooooh aah, Mother Iím really tired

Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mother's gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mother's gonna put all of her fears into you
Mother's gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won't let you fly
But she might let you sing
Mamaís gonna keep baby healthy and warm
Ooooh Baby
Ooooh Babe
Ooooh Babe
Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall

Mother do think she's good enough
For me
Mother do think she's dangerous
To me
Mother will she tear your little boy apart
Oooh aah, mother will she break my heart

Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mother's gonna check out all your girl friends for you
Mama won't let anyone dirty get through
Mama's gonna wait up until you get in
Mama will always find out where you've been
Mamma's gonna keep baby healthy and clean
Ooooh Babe
Ooooh Baby
Ooooh Babe
You'll always be baby to me
Mother, did it need to be so high.

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

My Doorbell

(The White Stripes cover / Chicago, IL 10-15-05)

I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
Iím thinkin' about the doorbell

Oh, well

Well women and children need kisses
Not the man in my life I know
Iíve been going to mystery misses
I respect the art of the show
Take back what you said little girl
And while you're at it take yourself back too
(I'm) Tired of sitting here waiting
Woman whatcha gonna do now, whatcha gonna do about it

I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
Iím thinkin' about the doorbell

Come on

You don't seem to come around
Point your finger and make a sound
You don't seem to come around
Not now since I knocked it down?

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home, yeah
Yeah, right at home, yeah

Now youíve got me waitin' in pain
But how come it's so easy to you
You don't strike me as the type to be callous
But your words seem so obtuse
But then again I know you feel guilty
And you tell me you want me again
But I don't need any of your pity
I got plenty of my own friends
They're all above me

I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Iím thinkin' about the doorbell

Oh, well

They don't seem to come around
Put your finger and make a sound
They don't seem to come around
Maybe they knock knock 'em down

I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it

Oh well
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it

Ooh
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about the doorbell
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it

Oh well

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

My Favourite Things

(Sound Of Music cover / 07-06-06 Columbus)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
These are a few of my favourite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
These are a few of my favourite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snow(flakes)
That stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel
So bad.
Aaah

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

New Year's Day

(U2 cover)

All is quiet on New Year's Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
On New Year's Day

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it's true
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one

I... I will begin again
I... I will begin again

Happy New Year
How everybody's feeling tonight

Oh...
Maybe the time is right
Oh...maybe tonight...

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

And so we're told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year's Day
On New Year's Day
On New Year's Day
On New Year's Day

I will be with you again
I will be with you again...

No one knows

(Queens Of The Stone Age Cover)

We get some rules to follow
That and this
These and those
No one knows

We get these pills to swallow
How they stick
In your throat
Tastes like gold

Oh, what you do to me
No one knows

And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool of mine
And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool of mine

I journey through the desert
Of the mind
With no hope
I found low

I drift along the ocean
Dead lifeboats in the sun
And come undone

Pleasantly caving in
I come undone

And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool of mine
And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool and mine
Ahhh

Heaven smiles above me
What a gift can be love
But no one knows

A gift that you give to me
No one knows

One

(Three Dog Night cover with The Ambitious Orchestra / NYC 10-28-05)

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one

No is the saddest experience you'll ever know
Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know
íCause one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number, that you'll ever do

Itís just no good anymore since she went away
Now I spend my time just making rhymes
Of yesterday

Because one is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number one is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number
Much much worse than two
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do
One is the loneliest number that youíll ever do

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

One is the loneliest
One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

(Amanda speaking, presenting the bandÖ)

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever doooo

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever doooo

One is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest
Number one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Perfect Day

(Lou Reed cover / 07-06-06 Columbus)

Just a perfect day,
Drink sangria in the park,
And then later,
When it gets dark,
We go home.

Just a perfect day,
Feed animals in the zoo
And then later,
A movie, too,
And then home.

Oh itís such a perfect day,
Iím glad I spent it with you.
Such a perfect day,
You just keep me hanginí on,
You just keep me hanginí on.

Just a perfect day,
Problems all left alone,
Weekenders on our own.
Itís such fun.

Just a perfect day,
You made me forget myself.
I thought I was someone else,
Someone good.

Oh itís such a perfect day,
Iím glad I spent it with you.
Such a perfect day,
You just keep me hanginí on,
You just keep me hanginí on,
You just keep me hanginí on,
You just keep me hanginí ooooooon.

Youíre gonna reap
Just what you sow,
Youíre goiní to reap
Just what you sow,
Youíre gonna reap
Just what you sow,
Youíre going to reap
Just what you sow...

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Pierre

(from the Live in Paradise dvd)

There once was a boy named Pierre
Who only would say I don't care
Hear a story my friend for you'll find at the end that a suitable moral
Lies There

One day his mother said
As Pierre got out of bed
Good morning darling boy, you are my only joy
Pierre said : "I don't care"

What would you like to eat?
I don't care
Some lovely cream of weed
I don't care
Don't sit backward on your chair
I don't care
Or proceed ripping your hair
I don't care
You are acting like a clown
I don't care
And we have to go to town
I don't care
Don't you want to come my dear?
I don't care
Would you rather stay right here?
I don't care
So his mother left him there

His father said : get off your head
Or I will march you up to bed
And Pierre said : "I don't care"

I would think that you could see
I don't care
Your head is where your feet should be
I don't care
If you keep standing upside down
I don't care
We'll never never get to town
I don't care
If only you would say "I care"
I don't care
I'd let you fold the folding chair
I don't care
So his parents left him there

They didn't take him anywhere

Now as the night began to fall
A hungry lion payed a call
He looked Pierre right in the eye
And asked him :
"Would you like to die" and Pierre said :
I don't care

I can eat you don't you see?
I don't care
Then you would be inside of me
I don't care
And you'd never have to bother
I don't care
With the mother and the father
I don't care
Is that all you have to say?
I don't care
Then I'll eat you if I may
I don't care
So the lion ate Pierre

Arriving home at 6 o' clock
His parents had a dreadful shock
They found the lion sitting there
They cried "Pierre is surely dead"
They pulled the lion by the hair
And hit hi with the folding chair
His mother cried "where is Pierre"
And the lion answered : "I don't care"

His father said : "Pierre's in there"
They rushed the lion into town
The doctor shook him up and down
And when the lion gave a roar
Pierre fell out upon the floor

He rubbed his eyes and scratched his head
And laughed because he wasn't dead
His mother cried and held him tight
His father asked "Are you allright?"
Pierre said "I am feeling fine
Please take me home it's half past nine"
The lion said if you would would care
Just climb on me I'll take you there
Then eveyrone looked at Pierre
Who shouted "Yes indeed I care"
The lion took him home to rest
Then stayed home as a wicked guest
The moral of Pierre is "care"

*** Thanx a lot to Sebastiaan for this one ***

Rid Of Me

(PJ Harvey cover / Providence 2-5-05)

Tie yourself to me
No-one else
No, youíre not rid of me
No youíre not rid of me

Night and day I breathe
Ah hah ay
Hey, youíre not rid of me
No, youíre not rid of me
No, youíre not rid of me
No, youíre not rid of me

I beg you, my darling
Donít leave me, Iím hurting

Lick my legs Iím on fire
Lick my legs of desire

Iíll tie your legs
To keep you against my chest
Oh, youíre not rid of me
No, youíre not rid of me
Iíll make you lick my injuries
Iím gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say donít you wish you never never met her?
And donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?

I beg you, my darling
Donít leave me, Iím hurting
Big lonely above everything
Above everyday, Iím hurting

Lick my legs, Iím on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs, Iím on fire
Lick my legs of desire

No, youíre not rid of me
No, youíre not rid of me
Iíll make you lick my injuries
Iím gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say donít you wish you never never met her?
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?

Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs Iím on fire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs of desire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs Iím on fire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs of desire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs Iím on fire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs of desire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs Iím on fire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs of desire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs Iím on fire)
Donít you donít you wish you never never met her?
(lick my legs of desire)

Lick my legs Iím on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs Iím on fire
Lick my legs of desire

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Say Yes!

(written by Elliot Smith)

I'm in love with the world through the eyes of a girl
Who's still around the morning after
We broke up a month ago and I grew up I didn't know
I'd be around the morning after

It's always been wait and see
A happy day and then you pay
And feel like shit the morning after
But now I feel changed around and instead falling down
I'm standing up the morning after

Situations get fucked up and turned around sooner or later

And I could be another fool or an exception to the rule
You tell me the morning after
Crooked spin can't come to rest
I'm damaged bad at best
She'll decide what she wants
I'll probably be the last to know
No one says until it shows and you see how it is
They want you or they don't
Say yes

I'm in love with the world through the eyes of a girl
Who's still around the morning after

Science fiction double feature

(Written by Richard O'Brien / From The rocky Horror Picture Show)

Michael rennie was I'll the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And flash gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for fay wray and king kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran:

Science fiction - double feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting brad and janet
Ann francis stars in forbidden planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.

I knew leo g. Carroll was over a barrel
When tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw janet scott
Fight a triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said george pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:

Science fiction - double feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting brad and janet
Ann francis stars in forbidden planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By rko, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show.

Such great heights

(The postal service cover / Chicago 11-05-04)

IĎm thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes are mirror images
When we kiss they're perfectly aligned
And i have to speculate
That god himself did make us into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the clay

True,
It may seem like a stretch,
But itís thoughts like this that catch my troubled head
When you're away
When I am missing you to death
When
Youíre out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights,
'Come down now,'
They'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'Come down now,'
But we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat sounded thin upon listening
And that
Frankly will not fly
You will hear the highest highs and lowest lows
With the windows down when this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights,
'Come down now,'
They'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'Come down now,'
But we'll stay...

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

The Breakfast Summit

"Amanda arranges a breakfast summit with Liz Phair, Bjork, Tori Amos, Courtney Love
Pink and Avril to hear their individual reflections on signing with a major label"

Liz had practice
Bjork flew from Paris
Ani said she's try to make it
Courtney flirted with the waitress
Pink brought her accountant
Who hid out in the bathroom
Tori ordered eggs and bacon
Avril said she wasn't eating
I said "so the purpose of this meeting,
And thank you all for coming,
I understand we're extremely bizzy,
People to make,
People to see
Just to get you in one place,
All at one time,
I briefed you on our situation,
So lets hear your thoughts,
Who'd like to speak
I expect your total honesty
...liz pher?"
And Liz says "take the money and run"
Bjork says "just make sure you have fun"
Avril says "this isn't any fun, I canít relate to anyone"
And Courtney says "yeah that's right try taking heroin"
And pink says "leave the kid alone"
And I say "girls girls settle down,
Lets conduct ourselves like ladies, shall we.
Lets start again"

Then I turn to Ani,
I said Ani don't hate me,
We found a major label
We think there pretty stable.
Ani says "don't quote me,
There all wolfs in sheep's clothing,
Wait till your a little older,
Don't come crying on my fucking shoulder"
I said think of tori,
My records strong and pretty happy
Right tori?
But tori just ignored me
So I turn Bjork
But Courtney cut me off
She said "kid Iíve been around the block, they'll rape you and its torture"

Liz says "take the money and run"
Bjork says "once your rich its no fun"
Avril says "your can say that again. Find what it is to go back home"
And Courtney says "Yeah try taking methadone"
And pink said "leave the kid alone"
And I say "girls girls, lets settle down, letís conduct ourselves like ladies
Shall we? Letís start again"

Can we please stick to the subject
Here we all all grown ups, mostly
Can I get and answer
Some kinda of consensus
Avril looks at Courtney
Courtney looks at Tori
Tori looks at Ani
Ani shrugs her shoulders
And have you, bjork turns to pink
Who is ordering a drink
And I'm starting to think
This meeting was a big mistake
I said "Ok, I know, I know,
You all have planes you all have to go to,
But please, Iím asking one more time,
What do you think we should sign?"
Ani turns red
Bjork shakes her head
Tori says "yes"
Pink drops her glass
Avril says "sign it"
Coutney says "fuck it"
Tori says"shut up"
Courtney says" make me"
I say "ladies, ladies, ladies,
What is this sixth-fucking-grade,
Can we all just get along and agree,
Cant i get an answer before you all leave?

Liz says "take the money and run"
Bjork says "take the money and run"
Tori says "take the money and run"
Courtney says "take the money and run"
Avril says "take the money and run"
Fame says "take the money and run"
Pink says "take the money and run"
Ani says take "take the money and run,
Fuck all you anyway,
Amanda you write brilliant songs"

The Flesh Failures/Let the Sunshine In

(Covers from The Hair Providence, 10-29-05)

We Starve-look
At one another short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from laboratories

Facing a dying nation
Of moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With supreme visions of lonely tunes

Somewhere
Inside something there is a rush of
Greatness who knows what stands
In front of our lives

I fashion my future
On films in space
Silence tells me secretly
Everything, everything

Manchester England England
Manchester England England
(Eyes look your last)
Across the Atlantic sea
(Arms that take your last embrace)
And I am genius genius
(And lips on you
The doors of breath)
I believe in God
(Seal with a righteous kiss)
And I believe that God believes in Claude
(Seal with a righteous kiss)
Thatís me

The rest is silence
The rest is silence

We Starve-look
At one another short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from laboratories

Facing a dying nation
Of moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With supreme visions of lonely tunes

Singing
Our space songs on a spider web sitar
Life is around you and in you
Answer from Timothy Leary dearie

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

So

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sun shine inÖ

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

The Ghost in you

(written by Richard Butler / The Psychedelic Furs Cover)

A man in my shoes runs a light, and all the papers lied tonight
But falling over you, is the news of the day, angels fall like rain
And love - is all of heaven away

Inside you the times moves, and she don't fade - the ghost in you
She don't fade, Inside you the time moves, and she don't fade

A race is on, I'm on your side, And here in you
My engines die, I'm in a mood for you - or running away
Stars come down in you and love - you can't give it away

Inside you the times moves, and she don't fade - the ghost in you
She don't fade, Inside you the time moves, and she don't fade

Don't you go it makes no sense when all your talk
And supermen just take away the time and get in the way
Ain't it just like rain and love - is only heaven away

Inside you the times moves, and she don't fade - the ghost in you
She don't fade, Inside you the time moves, and she don't fade

The Rainbow Connection

(John Denver cover / Chicago 11-05-04)

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
What's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
Rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.

Someday we'll find it,
The rainbow connection:
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and granted
When wished on the evening star?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,
And look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing
What do we think we might see?

Someday we'll find it,
The rainbow connection:
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic...

Have you been half asleep?
And have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.

Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm supposed to be...

Someday we'll find it,
The rainbow connection:
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo...

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Tous Les GarÁons Et Les Filles

(FranÁoise Hardy cover / Lyon, France 03-10-05)

Tous les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
Se promŤnent dans la rue deux par deux
Tous les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
Savent bien ce que c'est d'Ítre heureux

Et les yeux dans les yeux
Et la main dans la main
Ils s'en vont amoureux
Sans peur du lendemain

Oui, mais moi, je vais seule
Par les rues, l'‚me en peine
Oui mais moi, je vais seule,
Car personne ne m'aime

Mes jours comme mes nuits
Sont en tous points pareils
Sans joies et pleins d'ennuis
Personne ne murmure "je t'aime" ŗ mon oreille

Tous les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
Font ensemble des projets d'avenir
Tous les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
Savent trŤs bien ce qu'aimer veut dire

Et les yeux dans les yeux
Et la main dans la main
Ils s'en vont amoureux
Sans peur du lendemain

Oui mais moi, je vais seule
Par les rues, l'‚me en peine
Oui mais moi, je vais seule,
Car personne ne m'aime /míamŤne

Mes jours comme mes nuits
Sont en tous points pareils
Sans joies et pleins d'ennuis
Oh! quand donc pour moi brillera le soleil?

Comme les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
ConnaÓtrais-je bientŰt ce qu'est l'amour?
Comme les garÁons et les filles de mon ‚ge
Je me demande quand viendra le jour

Oý les yeux dans ses yeux
Et la main dans sa main
J'aurai le coeur heureux
Sans peur du lendemain

Le jour oý je n'aurai
Plus du tout l'‚me en peine
Le jour oý moi aussi j'aurai
Quelqu'un qui m'aime

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

Train

(featuring and written by Cormac Bride, 27 November 2006, at The Paradise in Boston, MA)

I still control you
I still follow you around
I still control you
I still follow you around
You will never leave me

On this train comes life
There are many wrongs
On this world comes love
There are many bombs

They only hate so much
But you feel like you might die

Only way to survive is to feel it all

Burn me away, right up
Burn me away, right up
Burn me away, right up
Burning

As the love you use burns
But I donít feel a thing

Want to watch me fail
Iím not broken in

In this held up abyss
I can see myself

I still dream of when I felt I had a chance

Caress me down
Get away from me
My only friend died, saving

And it hurts so much
That you feel like you might die
The only way to survive is to feel it all

Two headed boy

(written by Jeff Mangum / Neutral Milk Hotel Cover)

Two headed boy, all floating in glass
The sun it has passed now it's blacker than black
I can hear as you tap on your jar
I am listening to hear where you are
I am listening to hear where you are

Two headed boy
Put on sunday shoes
And dance round the room to accordion keys
With the needle that sings in your heart
Catching signals that sound in the dark
Catching signals that sound in the dark
We will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine

Two headed boy
With pulleys and weights
Creating a radio played just for two
In the parlor witha moon across her face
And through the music he sweetly displays
Silver speakers that sparkle all day
Made for his lover who's floating and choking with her hands across her face
And in the dark we will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine

Two headed boy
There is no reason to grieve
The world that you need is wrapped in gold silver sleeves
Left beneath Christmas trees in the snow
And I will take you and leave you alone
Watching spirals of white softly flow
Over your eyelids and all you did
Will wait until the point when you let go

Umbrella

(Rihanna Cover)

You had my heart
And weíll never be worlds apart
Maybe in magazines
But you still be my star
Baby cause in the dark
You canít see shiny cars
And that's when you need my there
With you I always share
Because

When the sun shines we'll shine together
Told you Iíll be here forever
Said Iíll always be your friend
Took an oath Imma stick it out till the end
Now that itís raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

These Fancy Things
Will never come in between
You're part of my entity
If for Infinity
When the world has took its part
When the world has dealt it's cards
If the hand is hard
Together we'll mend your heart
Because

When the sun shines we'll shine together
Told you Iíll be here forever
Said Iíll always be your friend
Took an oath Imma stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

You can run into my arms
It's okay don't be alarmed
Come into me
There's no distance in between our love
So gonna let the rain pour
I'll be all you need and more
Because

When the sun shines we'll shine together
Told you Iíll be here forever
Said Iíll always be your friend
Took an oath Imma stick it out till the end
Now that itís raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh)
Under My Umbrella
(ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

War Pigs

(Black Sabbath Cover)

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight
They leave that role to the poor, yeah

Time will tell on their power minds
making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgement day comes, yeah

Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more War Pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees the war pigs crawling
Begging mercies for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord, yeah!

Will You Smile Again

(And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Cover)

Close the door and drift away
Into a sea of uncertainty
Where all your hopes and dreams
Have faded out of reach
Remember all the bad dreams
Are not far from reality
Would you write again for me?

Let me whisper something in your ear

And you awake and there you are
Not far off from the line before
And just how long did it take for you to understand
Where your feelings stopped and writing began
Convince yourself to take control
Play to the hilt this unlikely role

Remember all the bad dreams
Are not far from reality
Would you write again for me?
And who bade you stop this living art?
Have you forgotten just what you are?
If you don't want to then you could at least pretend
That the paper's your soul and your blood's the pen
And maybe then you'd see the light
And read the truth that you had to write

If heaven sent you downstream
Where banished eyes haven't been
Would you smile again for me?
You misread your fate line
Had long run out ahead of time
Would you write again for me?

And you awake and there you are
Not far off from the line before
And just how long did it take for you to understand
Where your feelings stopped and writing began
Convince yourself to take control
Play to the hilt this unlikely role

If heaven sent you downstream
Where banished eyes haven't been
Would you smile again for me...

Wintercoat

(Paul Kelly cover / Iowa City, IA 10-14-05)

We were lovers once
Long ago
Walking through cold winter street
Like lovers do
Stopped inside a market
Kissed behind a stall
Someone said you'd better move on
If you're not buying at all
Then I saw the winter coat
Hanging on the rack
I thought about that winter coat
Hanging on my back
So you helped me try it on
It was just my size
Then you bought that coat for me
After haggling over the price

Now when it's chilly
Up in these cold cold hills
I just put on
My winter coat
My winter coat

Years have come along
And years have gone
Some friends have risen
Someíve moved on

And my old winter coat still
Hangs by my front door
Holding all the stories
I canít remember
Anymore

Now when itís freezing
Up in these cold cold hills
I just put on
My winter coat
My winter coat

My winter coat
My winter coat

*** Thanx a lot to The_Better_End for this one ***

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