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(1993)

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Animal

Daughter

Glorified G

Dissident

W.M.A.

Blood

Rearviewmirror

Rats

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

Leash

Indifference

 

 

 



GO


Oh please don't go out on me
Don't go out on me now
Never acted up before
Don't go on me now
I swear I never took it for granted
Just thought of it now
Suppose I abused you
Just passing it on
Go... fuck...

Once fastened, servile
Now you're getting sharp
Moving oh so swiftly
With such disarm
I pulled the covers over him
Shoulda' pulled the alarm
Turned to my nemesis
A fool, not a fucking god
No... time... suck... my...

Please...
Don't go on me (4x)
Please...

Suck... blood... touch... please
Tunnel vision... tuck... time... see

Please, please, please
Don't go on me (4x)
Please... don't you want me?
Don't go on me
Please... don't go on me

 

 



ANIMAL


One, two, three, four, five against one
Five, five, against one
Said one, two, three, four, five against one
Five, five... five, five... five against

Torture from you to me
Abducted from the street
I'd rather be, I'd rather be with...
I'd rather be with an animal

Why would you wanna hurt me?
Oh, so frightened of your pain

I'd rather be, I'd rather be with...
I'd rather be with an animal
I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be with an animal

I'd rather be, I'd rather be with...
I'd rather be with an animal
I'd rather be,
I'd rather be
I'd rather be with an animal

Said one, two, three, four, five against one
Five, five... five, five... five against one
One, two, three, four, five against one
Five, five... five, five... five against

 

 



DAUGHTER


[Guys, ready?]

Alone, listless
Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room
Young girl, violins(ence)
Center of her own attention and the
Mother reads aloud, child
Tries to understand it
Tries to make her proud
The shades go
Down, it's in her head
Painted room
Can't deny there's something wrong

Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...

She holds the hand that holds her down
She will... rise above... ooh... oh

Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to me
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to me
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...

The shades go down, the shades go down
The shades go, go, go...

 

 



GLORIFIED G


Got a gun
Fact I got two
That's ok man 'cause I love God
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Feels so manly, when armed
Glorified version of a pellet gun (4x)

Double think, dumb is strength
Never shot at a living thing
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Feels so manly, when armed
Glorified version of a pellet gun (3x)
Glorified version of a...

Always keep it loaded (3x)

Kindred to be an American

Life comes... I can feel your heart
Ooh... life comes... I can feel your heart through your neck
Life comes... I can feel your heart through your neck
Like some... I can steal your heart from your neck

Glorified... glorified

 

 



DISSIDENT


She nursed him there oh, over a night
I wasn't so sure she wanted him to stay
What to say, what to say
But soon she was down, soon he was low
At a quarter past,
a holy no
She had to turn around

When she couldn't hold oh
She folded
A dissident is here
Escape is never
the safest path
Oh a dissident, a dissident is here

And to this day she's glided on
Always home but so far away
Like a word misplaced
Nothing said, what a waste
When she had contact with the conflict
There was meaning, but she sold him to the state
She had to turn around

When she couldn't hold
She folded
A dissident is here
Escape is never the safest path
Oh a dissident, a dissident is here

She gave him away when she couldn't hold, no
She folded
A dissident is here
Escape is never the safest path
Oh a dissident, a dissident is here


Couldn't hold on, she couldn't hold, no
She folded
A dissident is here
Escape is never the safest place
Oh a dissident is here

 

 




W.M.A.


He won the lottery when he was born
Took his mother's white breast to his tongue
Trained like dogs, color and smell
Walks by me to get to him
Police man, police man

He won the lottery by being born
Big hand slapped a white male American
Do no wrong, so clean cut
Dirty his hands, it comes right off
Police man, police man

Police stopped my brother again (3x)
Police man, police man

Jesus greets me, looks just like me
Do no wrong, so clean cut
Dirty his hands, it comes right off
Police man, police man, police man

Police stopped my brother again (3x)
Police man, police man

Police stopped my brother again (3x)
Police man, police man, police man

All my pieces set me free
Human devices set me free
All my pieces set me free (2x) }
Human devices set me free (2x) } [2x]

 

 



BLOOD


Spin me round
Roll me over
Fuckin' circus

Stab it down
One-way needle
Pulled so slowly

Drains and spills
Soaks the pages
Fills their sponges
It's my blood, it's my blood

PaintEd big, turnEd into
One of his enemies
It's my blood, it's my blood, it's my bood

Stab it down
Fill the pages
Suck my life out
Maker of my enemies
Take... my...

 

 



REARVIEWMIRROR


I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings
Made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks
Or apologize

I couldn't breathe
Holdin' me down
Hand on my face
Pushed to the ground
Enmity gauged
United by fear
Forced to endure
What I could not forgive

I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waved
It wasn't my surface most defiled

Head at your feet
Fool to your crown
Fist on my plate
Swallowed it down
Enmity gauged
United by fear
Tried to endure
What I could not forgive

Saw things (4x)
Clearer, clearer
Once you were in my rearviewmirror

I gather speed from you fucking with me
Once and for all I'm far away
I hardly believe
Finally the shades are raised... hey

Saw things so much clearer }
Once you, once you... }
Rearviewmirror } (3x)
Saw things so much clearer
Once you... oh yeah

 

 

 




RATS

They don't eat, don't sleep
They don't feed, they don't seethe
Bare their gums when they moan and squeak
Lick the dirt off a larger one's feet
They don't push, don't crowd
Congregate until they're much too loud
Fuck to procreate till they are dead
Drink the blood of their so called best friend

They don't scurry when something bigger comes their way
Don't pack themselves together and run as one
Don't shit where they're not supposed to
Don't take what's not theirs, they don't compare

They don't scam, don't fight
Don't oppress an equals given rights
Starve the poor so they can be well fed
Line their holes with the dead ones bread

They don't scurry when something bigger comes their way }
Don't pack themselves together and run as one }
Don't shit where they're not supposed to }
Don't take what's not theirs, they don't compare } (x2)

Rats... they don't compare (2x)

Ben, the two of us need look no more (5x)

 

 

 

 




ELDERLY
WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER
IN A SMALL TOWN

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar yet
I can't seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought
To light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me

All these changes taking place
I wish I'd seen the place
But no one's ever taken me
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away (2x)

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints
Are slowly raising
Me, you wouldn't recall, f
or I'm not my former
It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf
I changed by not changing at all
Small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that's what no one wants to see

I just want to scream... hello!
My God it's been so long
Never dreamed you'd return
But now here you are, and here I am
Hearts and thoughts they fade... away

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away (2x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade... away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away (3x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade...

 

 



LEASH


Troubled souls unite
We got ourselves tonight, oh
I am fuel, you are friends
We got the means to make amends
I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side
I am right by your side, yeah

Young lover I stand
It was their idea, I proved to be a man
Take my fucking hand
It was their idea, I proved to be a man
Will myself to find a home, a home within myself
We will find a way, we will find our place

Drop the leash, drop the leash }
Get outta' my fuckin' face } (3x)

Drop the leash, we are young
Drop the leash, we are young
Oh, get outta' my fuckin' face
Drop the leash, drop the leash
Get outta' my, my...

Delight, delight, delight in our youth... oww
Get outta' my fuckin' face

 

 

 



INDIFFERENCE


I will light a match this mornig
So I won't be alone
Watch as she lies silent
For soon light will be gone
Oh, I will stand arms outstretched
Pretend I'm free to roam
Oh, I will make my way
Through one more day in hell

How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

I will hold the candle
Till it burns up my arm
Oh, I'll keep takin' punches
Until their will grows tired
Oh, I will stare the sun down
Until my eyes go blind
Hey, I won't change direction
And I won't change my mind

How much difference does it make?
Mmm, how much difference does it make?

I'll swallow poison
Until I grow immune
I will scream my lungs out
Till it fills this room

How much difference, how much difference...
How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

 

 

 

 

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