LOST DOGS | Lyrics/Testi
 


(2003)

All Night

Sad

Down

Hitchhiker

Don't Gimme No Lip

Alone

In The Moonlight

Education

Black, Red, Yellow

U

Leaving Here

Gremmie Out Of Control

Whale Song

Undone

Hold On

Yellow Ledbetter

Fatal

Other Side

Hard To Imagine

Footsteps

Wash

Dead Man

Strangest Tribe

Drifting

Let Me Sleep

Last Kiss

Sweet Lew

Dirty Frank

Bee Girl

4/20/02

I'm Still Here

 

ALL NIGHT

Got all night
Plenty of time
Take these chains
From my eyes
So alive
Gettin' it prime
Take 'em there
Before you die

Why be satisfied?
We've got all night
Please be here
Top of the stairs
No place for
The president
Build some fears
Left outside
Fuck, be content
To just get by

Why be satisfied?
We've got all night
You scream and wail
You see who cares
Scream and wail
See who cares

Life has nothin' to do with
Killin' time
So why be satisfied?
We've got... all night
We've got all night
We've got all night


 


SAD

All the photographs were peeling
And colors turned to gray
He stayed in his room with memories for days
He faced an undertow of futures laid to waste
Embraced by the loss of what he could not replace

There is no reason that she passed
And there is no god with a plan
It's sad... and his loneliness is proof
It's sad... he could only love you
It's sad

Door swings to a passing fable
A fate we may delay
We say holding on, delivered in our own brace
He let 'em as he laid in bed
Hoping that dreams would bring her back
It's sad... and his loneliness is proof
It's sad... he could only love you
It's sad

Holding his last breath
Believing he'll make his way
But she's not forgotten
He's haunted, he's searching for escape

If just one wish could bring her back
It's sad... and his loneliness is proof
It's sad... he will always love you
It's sad

 


DOWN

Down, fall by the wayside
No getting out
Down, cry me a river
Dried up and damned

The names can be changed
But the place is still the same
I am loaded, told that all's for naught
Holds me down

Rise, life is in motion
I’m stuck in line
Rise, you can’t be neutral
On a moving train

One day the symptoms fade
Think i’ll throw these pills away
And if hope could grow dirt like me
It can be done

Won't let the light escape from me
Won't let the darkness swallow me

 

 

 


HITCHHIKER

You fool, dude what do what you think you're doing?
So you're lost, my problem, that's not
Conductor says, 'off of my train'
We understood, guest/host relationships ain't my thing
Even if I could, you ain't the kind of person I would help anyway
I'm about to explode
Cuz I can't carry your load
Hitchhiker... go, hitchhiker

You're cool, and cold in your calculations
We're friends, only because of my situation
I'm about to unload
Cuz I can't carry your load
Hitchhiker... go, hitchhiker

Hitchhiker
So be gone, too soon is too late
I don't want no delay
So be gone, get your food off someone else's plate
Go tell all your friends
I'm an idiot and you're great
Hitchhiker... hitchhiker
Now go, hitchhiker... go, hitchhiker

 

 

 

DON'T GIMME NO LIP

Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip, i've had my fill of it
Don’t gimme no lip, i've lost my taste for it
Don’t gimme no lip, you've gotta face this shit
Don’t gimme no lip (4x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip, i'm just not having it
Don’t gimme no lip, stuck on your cigarette
Don’t gimme no lip, i'm wiping off the spit
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
It's just a problem
One i'll be solving
It's just a problem
Problem? haha..
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no
Don’t gimme no lip (2x)
Don’t gimme no

 

 


ALONE

Wide awake like snakes in a panic
Never woke up alone ever before
Had his woman long as he can remember
Tries to forget, but he can't, he can't

Out of bed and he dreams in the shower
She's standing naked, he's apologizing
Reaches for her and the water turns red got
Woken up to be burned, burned, again

Go it alone
You got it, so it goes
Got his knees to his face
He can't take it any other way

On the streets he's a-walkin', wounded
Having nothing, he's got nothing to say
Thoughts of suicide and alleviation
Anything to get his heart off of the coals

Go it alone
You got it, so it goes
Got his knees to his face
He can't take it for another day, yeah yeah

Wide awake and he shakes in a panic
Never woke up alone ever before
Had his woman long as he can remember
Tries to forget, but he can't, he can't

 

 


IN THE MOONLIGHT

In the moonlight

Gettin' wind out to get back, it's a
Steady shore to her land
It's gettin' closer to the fence
In the moonlight

Givin' two lost wings
A beautiful star sea
A wonderful sense of beauty
In the moonlight
It's a love drawn nearer
Darkened days are spent in

A night bird is followin' you all the time

Under a star-lined ceiling
And darkness so sleep, ah
Your sense is revealed
In the moonlight
It's a love drawn nearer
Darkened days are spent in

A night bird is followin' you all the time

It's a love drawn nearer
Darkened days are spent in

A night bird is followin' you, it's followin' you
A night bird is followin' you all the time

 

 


EDUCATION

I'm questioning my education
Is my education who I am now?
While you're deciding, I've been finding
Looking around in the here and now
If I'd been taught from the beginning
Would my fears now be winning?

I'm questioning my own equation
Is my own equation relevant somehow?
The flags are waving, the news is breaking
See the man who can't pick out his own tie
If I'd been taught from the beginning
Would my fears now be winning?

A wild world, figuring out the answers
I'll be in my own dance and I, I, yeah, I, I...
I'm questioning my education
Rewind and what does it show?
Could be, the truth it becomes you
I'm a seed, wondering why it grows

 

 

 

BLACK, RED, YELLOW


Exponentially serving
Perpetually unnerving
Vehicle swerving
The adjectives they are all a-blurring
Freud walking the sidelines
Clipboard scoring the brain
Black magic painted traits
Makes me sing

Hormones firing like a fifty foot Rodman, yeah
Please don't make me explain
Don't matter anyway

Phantom pain in my brain
It's all that's left of my leg
Black and red and yellow and black and red and yellow

Heard you repeat a-what ya heard, what ya heard
Me knowing the truth i cannot concu, na-na

Hormones firing like a fifty foot Rodman, yeah
Please don't make me explain
Doesn't matter anyway
Hormones firing like a fifty foot Rodman, yeah
Please don't make me explain

[Dennis Rodman: "Yo bro. Tell us what's happenin'
Um, I'm on the west, west side of, on the west coast
Give me a jingle, uh, when you get in from where the fuck you're at
"]

Hormones firing like a fifty foot Rodman, yeah
Please don't make me explain
Doesn't fucking matter anyway
Hormones firing like a fifty foot Rodman, yeah
Please don't make me explain


 

 


U

Thought it was easy to fall in love but you, you, you
You're different this much I know yeah, you, you, you
It might be your guile. It could be your mind
It might be the way you take your time
Oh, you, you, you

You, it's you. It's you, you, you
Oh, you. It's you. It's you, you, you

I never know how much to say with you, you, you
I like to go deep but is it safe with you, you, you
It might be your needs, it could be your eyes
It might be the way you sympathize
Oh, you, you, you

You. It's you. It's you, you, you
Oh, you. It's you. It's you you you

You break laws and pay no fines
You get yours and then get mine

I don't think it's easy to stay in love
But you, you, you, you
But you, yes you. It's you, you, you
You. it's you. it's you, you, you
Ah you
It's you [x3]
Ah you, you, you, yes you
With you, you, you, you ah

 


 

 

 

LEAVIN HERE


Hey, fellas, have you heard the news? (oh yeah)
The women in this town have been misused (oh yeah)
Yeah, I seen it all in my dreams last night (oh yeah)
Girls leaving this town 'cause you don't treat 'em right (oh yeah)
Oh, take a train (take a train), fly by plane (fly by plane)
Yeah, gettin' tired (gettin' tired), yeah sick and tired (sick and tired)

All you fellas better change your ways (oh yeah)
They're leaving this town in a matter of days (oh yeah)
Girls are good, you better treat 'em true (oh yeah)
I seen fellas running around with someone new (oh yeah)

Oh, gettin' tired (gettin' tired), sick and tired (sick and tired)
Yeah, leavin' here (leavin' here), leavin' here (leavin' here)
Oh, leavin' here, yeah yeah yeah, o, leavin' here
Been a while, oh yeah , oh yeah , oh yeah , oh yeah

The love of a woman is a wonderful thing (oh yeah)
The way you treat 'em is a crying shame (oh yeah)
I tell you, fella, yeah, it won't be long (oh yeah)
Before these women they all have gone (oh yeah)

Yeah, gettin' tired (gettin' tired), sick and tired (sick and tired)
Yeah, take a train (take a train), fly by plane (fly by plane)
Yeah, leavin' here, yeah yeah yeah, all leavin' here
Leavin', leavin', all leavin' here now
Baby baby baby, please don't leave here

 

 

 

GREMMIE OUT OF CONTROL

Every beach has a clown who thinks he knows it all
(Hang-ten outta Santa Fè when surf comes out tomorrow let's go)
And he's always practicing his cowabunga call
(Cowabunga!)
But the menace scrambles when the big waves start to roll
(Wsssshhhh)
'Cause there's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control

Gremmie out of control
Gremmie out of control
There's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control

The kids always know that a gremmie's talk is cheap
(Ride the hula-han over the pipeline bonsai to the saddle bowl)
Oh they just try to ignore this ugly creep
(Cowabunga!)
His board is always full of dings 'cause he's always doing stupid things
And there's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control

Gremmie out of control
Gremmie out of control
There's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control

Gremmie out of control
Gremmie out of control
There's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control
There's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control
There's nothing worse than a gremmie out of control

 

 

 

 

WHALE SONG

The sun was in clouds, the sun looked out
Exposed a trail of mist and spouts
Ships followed the ancient lead
Deceiving friends under the sea

Wow, imagine that? They won't fight back
I got a theory on that
A whale's heart is as big as a car
A whaler's thought must be smudged by the dark

They won't fight back
I'm sure they know how
Means they love or are too proud
They won't fight back
I'm sure they know how
Means they love or too proud
They swim, it's really free
It's a beautiful thing to see
They sing

Hunters of land, hunters of sea
Exploit anything for money
I refer to anybody that takes advantage of what that is free
They won't fight back
It's only a thought that makes it seem right
What you don't see is because of your sight

Take what you want, kill what you can
That's just one way from the mind of man
Take their lives, sell their parts
But there is not taking of their hearts

If i was lost at sea
That harpoon boat in front of me
It's the whale i'd like to be
They won't fight back (5x)
They don't know how
They won't fight back (3x)

 

 


UNDONE

Last stop on the west coast line
South of the northern border
One small corner, home tonite

Everybody, they know me there
Don't get any second glances
Chances are that they don't care

The world has come undone
Like to change it everyday
Change don't come at once, it's a wave
Building before it breaks

Can't wait for election day
Witness the occupation
Corporations rule the day

Well you know the pendulum throws
Farther out to the one side, swinging
Has to sweep back the other way

The world has come undone
Another day and who can wait
Change don't come at once, it's a wave
Building before it breaks

All this hope and nowhere to go
This is how i used to feel, but no more

The world has come undone
Like a game that few can play
Change don't come from one, it's a wave
Building before it breaks

 

 


HOLD ON


I was drawn riding atop a black horse
Whatever prize there was
I could only observe
Where the trouble starts
Where does it end?
How can I be cured?
How, before it ends?

I know life would be different if I held on, held on
I know I could be something if I held on

Gave her life away
Put it in my pocket when it shoulda been framed
Oh, I lost its shine
Gotta get this outta my head
Out of my bed!
How could it end
End like this?
How could it end?

I know life would be different had I held on, held on
I know I could be something had I held on, held on
I know I could be something if I held on, held on
I know life would be different if I held on, held on

Held on, held on, if I... (3x)
Held on, held on

 

 

 


YELLOW LEDBETTER

Unsealed, on a porch a letter sat
Then you said, I wanna leave it again
Once I saw him on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave it again yeah

On a weekend wanna wish it all away yeah
And they called and I said and I want what I said
And then I call out again
And the reason oughta leave her calm, I know
I said, I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag

Oh yeah, can you see them?
Out on the porch, yeah but they don't wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know and I know, I don't want to stay
Make me cry

I see, ooh I don't know there's something else
I wanna drum it all away
And I said, I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag

Oh yeah, can you see them?
Out on the porch, yeah but they don't wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know and I know, I don't wanna stay at all
I don't wanna stay
I don't wanna stay
I don't wanna stay
I don't... I don't wanna, yeah, ooh ohh

 

 

 


FATAL

How good is he?
How warm are his eyes?
You'll see it's not a reprise
Did he arrive too late and too tethered away 
To put on his suit and his tie?

How good is he?
How warm is his heart or ego, telling him which place to park?
Did he relate?
The message is clearly, hardly
Grounds for dismissal outright, grounds for dismissal outright

I wake up and wait up
When anger's in fashion
I wake up and wait up
It echoes through the mansions
I wake up and wait up
When April's in May, oh, uh-oh
I wake up and wait up
The answers are fatal
The answers are fatal

I wake up and wait up
The answers are fatal
If he's truly out of sight, is he truly out of mind?
If he's truly out of sight...

 

 



OTHER SIDE

It's not the same without you up here
Can't find my wheels
Your absence is what breeds this fear
Warm breath and all it steals

You can't know how it feels to be in here
All the dark horse fields, befriendin' me

Playin' ain't the same without you here
We've come to hate the golden rule
Cannot seem to make the dots connect
The morning light don't show you near

You can't know what it's like to bleed from here
The blackened road grows white, it goes nowhere
Oooh hoo..

Death ain't the same without you, dear
I make the others run and hide
New York streets seem to make it worse
All this noise inside the quiet

I can't hold on the weight you bear
My body's broken fast, please lift me up
You can't know what it's like to be inside
The fading melodies that remind me

I'm not the same without you here
How can I quit to be there?
Sit and stare
Stare
Begging for a prayer

 

 

 

 

HARD TO IMAGINE

Paint a picture using only grey
Light your pillow, lay back, watch the flames
I'll tell a story but no one would listen that long
It's hard to imagine, it's hard to imagine

Tear into yourself, count days on your arm
Ah the beating ticking like a bomb
After having seen all that they saw
It's hard to imagine, it's hard to imagine

Things were different then, all is different now
I tried to explain, somehow
Things were different then, all is different now
I tried to explain, somehow

Things were different then, all is different now
I tried to explain, I hope this works somehow
Things were different then, all is different now
I tried to explain, oh, somehow

 

 

 

FOOTSTEPS

Don't even think about reaching me, i won't be home
Don't even think about stopping by, don't think of me at all
I did what I had to do, if there was a reason, it was you

Aaah, don't even think about getting inside, voices in my head. Ooh, voices
I got scratches all over my arms, one for each day since I fell apart
Ooh, I did oh what I had to do, if there was a reason, it was you

Footsteps in the hall, it was you, you
Ooh, pictures on my chest, it was you, it was you

Ooh, I did a what I had to do, oh and if there was a reason
Oh, there wasn't no reason, no
And if there's something you'd like to do, oh just let me continue to blame you

Footsteps in the hall, it was you, you
Ooh, pictures on my chest, it was you, you, oh

 

 

 

 


WASH

Oh please, let it rain today
This city is so filthy, like my mind in ways
Oh , was the time, like a clean, new taste
Smiling eyes before me, inches from my face

Wash my love
Wash my love
Wash my love, yeah

Sin the sale, buying just a need
Oh who planted all the devils seeds?
And what's the truth?
And the truth that lies at home
It's on the inside and i can't get it off, yeah

Wash my love
Wash my love
Wash my love, yeah

What's clean is pure, but hey, i'm white on the outside, though i stray
What she don't know today, might kill us both tomorrow
Bring it back some way
Bring it back, bring it back, back to... to the clean form, to the pure form

Wash my love (7x)
Yeah
Wash my... wash my...wash my love....yeaaaaaaahhhhhhh

 

 

 

 

DEAD MAN

Sailing on my every step
Inching off of the earth
Is magnified by the things I've done
The thing that I've become

Every lift of my hand
Coffee cup and back
Is magnified by the things I've done
The things I've seen
The things I've caused

I'm a dead man walking

The hammer that I once brought down now hovers over me
Cast a shadow across, onto me
The hallways are all mocking me
What I've become they're all mocking me

I'm a dead man walking
A dead man walking
A dead man walking
I'm a dead man walking
Dead man walking
Dead man walking

 

 

 

 

STRANGEST TRIBE

It's five below in evidence
The winded eves and sideways snow
His eminence has yet to show

Follow the ageless tide
Follow the angled light
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

It's 6:00 AM. You're waiting for...
You've had your feast. You're wanting more

Follow the wayward mile
Follow the distant high
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

Follow the ancient stripe
Follow the angel's try
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

 

 

 

DRIFTING

Drifting, drifting, drifting away
I got myself a mansion, then I gave it away
It's not the world that's heavy, it's just the things that you say
And I'm drifting, drifting away

Drifting, drifting, drifting uh-huh
I rid myself of worries, and my worries were gone
I only run when I want to and I sleep like a dog
I'm drifting, drifting along

Ah the suitcoats say, 'There is money to be made'
They get so excited, nothing gets in their way
My road it may be lonely just because it's not paved
It's good for drifting, drifting away, alright

The suitcoats say, 'There is money to be made'
They get so excited, nothing gets in their way
My road it may be lonely just because it's not paved
It's good for drifting, drifting away

Drifting, drifting, drifting, uh huh
I feel like going back there, but never for long
I sometimes wonder if they know that I'm gone
I'm just drifting, drifting along
Drifting, drifting along. Drifting, drifting along

 

 


LET ME SLEEP

Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet
Heaven knows nothing of me
I'm lost, nowhere to go

Oh, when I was a kid
Oh, how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep it's Christmas time

Flowered winds was where I lived
Thought you burned not froze for your sins
Oh I'm so tired and cold

Oh when I was a kid
Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep it's Christmas time

Oh oh when I was a kid
Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep it's Christmas time

Oh oh when I, if I was a kid
Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me dream it's Christmas time

 

 

 

LAST KISS

OOh where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven, so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

We were out on a date in my daddy's car
We hadn't driven very far
There in the road straight ahead
A car was stalled the engine was dead
I couldn't stop so i swerved to the right
I'll never forget the sound that night
The screaming tires, the busting glass
The painful scream that i heard last

Oh where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

When i woke up the rain was pouring down
There were people standing all around
Something warm flowing through my eyes
But somehow i found my baby that night
I lifted her head she looked at me and said
"Hold me darling just a little while"
I held her close i kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that i knew i had missed
Well now she's gone even though i hold her tight
I lost my love, my life, that night

Oh where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

 

 

 


SWEET LEW

Power high, power low
You could take 'em all to school
You could fly, Wilt the Stilt had nothing on you
Lambchops and afro-do, Milwaukee Bucks and a barbecue
Number 33 just like you

Sweet Lew, how could you?
Sweet Lew, makin' me blue

A laker trade their bobby-d for a house, a guru by the sea
A little help from 32, Showtime, and Worthy
Those were the days, pre-investment spree

Sweet Lew, is it true?
Sweet Lew, how could you?

I grew up trying to copy you, Bruce Lee, and a kung-fu
Act a jazzman, Yogi too
Little did I know, a loose screw
But you had your own shoe
Build him high, build him tall, a haiku with a basketball
Tear 'em down, one and all
7 foot 2 is a long way to fall

Sweet Lew, how's the view?
Sweet Lew, how could you?

 

 


DIRTY FRANK

Dirty Frank Dahmer he's a gourmet cook, yeah
I got a recipe for anus ankle soup, yeah
Wanted a pass, so she relaxed
Now the little groupie's getting chopped up in the back
I got a cupboard full of fleshy fresh ingredients
A very careful at the same time quite expedient
Eats meat, a release
Bus driving's harder on your head than on your feet

Dirty Frank. Dirty Frank yeah
A Dirty Frank. A Dirty Frank yeah oh

Keeps it clean, a keeps it copeseptic
A little boys and girls their heads are all collected
A not crazy, a per se
Just a little strange when he gets hungry
City, state, your town he will continue
A stadium, tiny clubs, every venue
A his bus, a your trust
There goes another turned into crust

Dirty Frank. Dirty Frank yeah
A Dirty Frank. A Dirty Frank yeah oh

Oh, middle of the night we're stopped the freeway shoulder
A Frank's shoveling to bury the leftovers
A they're sunk, he's drunk
Now he's gonna drive, i'm hiding in my bunk, oh
The band all knows, we're too afraid to mention
A Don't want to be part of Frank's luncheon
A lose weight, a be safe
Where's Mike McCready? My God he's been ate!

Dirty Frank. A Dirty Frank, yeah
A Dirty Frank. Oh, a Dirty Frank, yeah,
Dirty Frank. Dirty Frank yeah
Dirty Frank. Dirty Frank a yea yea yea

Why that dirty Frank was a bad mother...
Shut your mouth!
Hey man, I'm just talking about dirty Frank

 

 

 


BROTHER

Instrumental

 

 

 

BEE GIRL

Bee girl, you're gonna die
You don't wanna be famous, you wanna be shy
Do your dances alone in your room
Becoming a star will become your doom

Bee girl, be a girl
Bee girl, be a girl

You know time is long, and life is short
Begin to live while you still can
Believe in nothing, believe me
Those who can be trusted can change their mind
When the anxious is the present, unwrap your gifts, take your time
Everything you imagine needn't be stuck in your mind

Bee girl, be a girl
Bee girl, be a girl
Thank you

 

 

 

4/20/02

(Ghost track)

So all you fools
Who sing just like him
Feel free to do so now
'Cause he's dead

Using, using, using
The using takes toll
Isolation
Just so happy to be one
Sad to, sad to think
Sad to think of him all alone

Lonesome friend
We all knew
Always hoped
You'd pull through

No blame, no blame, no blame
It could be you
Using, you can't grow old using

So sing just like him, fuckers
It won't offend him
Just me
Because he's dead

 

 

 

I'M STILL HERE

('Lost Dogs' japanese promo?)

She said to me, over the phone
She wanted to see other people
I thought, "Well then, look around, they're everywhere"
Said that she was confused
I thought, "Darling, join the club"
24 years old, mid-life crisis
Nowadays hits you when you're young
I hung up, she called back, i hung up again
The process had already started
At least it happened quick
I swear, i died inside that night
A friend, he called
I didn't mention a thing
The last thing he said was, "Be sound"
Sound
I contemplated an awful thing, i hate to admit
I just thought those would be such appropriate last words
But i'm still here
And small
So small, how could this struggle seem so big?
So big
While the palms in the breeze still blow green
And the waves in the sea still absolute blue
But the horror
Every single thing i see is a reminder of her
Never thought i'd curse the day i met her
And since she's gone and wouldn't hear
Who would care? What good would that do?
But i'm still here
So i imagine in a month or twelve
I'll be somewhere having a drink
Laughing at a stupid joke
Or just another stupid thing
And i can see myself stopping short
Drifting out of the present
Sucked by the undertow and pulled out deep
And there i am, standing
Wet grass and white headstones all in rows
And in the distance there's one, off on its own
So i stop, kneel
My new home
And i picture a sober awakening, a re-entry into this little bar scene
Sip my drink 'til the ice hits my lip
Order another round
And that's it for now
Sorry
Never been too good at happy endings