I noticed there weren't any sites out there with ALL the
Pearl Jam songs.....so I decided to make one.....and here it is:

All the lyrics, to all the songs, on all the albums……on one page!


(Update: This page no longer contains all the songs (far from it), maybe I'll update it someday when I'm feeling less lazy. Same goes for the rest of the site.)

 

TEN

Pearl Jam - Ten, 1991

ONCE

Ooo...
I admit it. What's to say? Yeah.
I'll relive it without pain. Mmmm.
Back street lover on the side of the road.
I got a bomb in my temple that is gonna explode.
I got a sixteen gauge buried under my clothes. I play.

Once upon a time I could control myself.
Ooh, once upon a time I could lose myself. Yeah.

Oh, try and mimic what's insane. Ooh.
I am in it, where do I stand? (Stand, stand.)
Oh, Indian summer and I hate the heat.
I got a back street lover on the passenger seat.
I got my hand in my pocket, so determined, discreet. I pray.

Once upon a time I could control myself.
Ooh, once upon a time I could lose myself. Yeah waa.

You think I got my eyes closed but I've been looking at you the whole fucking time.

Ooh, once upon a time I could control myself. Yeah.
Once upon a time I could lose myself. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Once upon a time I could love myself. Yeah.
Once upon a time I could love you. Yeah, yeah.
Once... (x4)
Yeah. Once... Once, yeah... Yeah.
Yeah... Yeah, yeah... Yeah, yeah... Oww...

 

EVEN FLOW

Freezing. Rests his head on a pillow made of concrete. Again.
Oh, Feeling maybe he'll see a little better set a days. Ooh yeah.
Oh, hand out faces that he sees time again ain't that familiar. Ooh yeah.
Oh, dark grin. He can't help when his happy looks insane. Ooh.

Even flow. Thoughts arrive like butterflies.
Oh, he don't know so he chases them away-yeah. Ooh.
Oh, someday yet he'll begin his life again.
Life again. Life again.

Kneeling. Looking through the paper though he doesn't know to read. Ooh yeah.
Oh, praying now to something that has never showed him anything.
Oh, feeling understands the weather of the winters on its way.
Oh, ceilings few and far between all the legal halls of shame. Yeah.

Even flow. Thoughts arrive like butterflies.
Oh, he don't know so he chases them away.
Oh, someday yet he'll begin his life again.
Oh, whispering hands gently lead him away.
Him away. Him away.
Yeah.
Woo. Ah Yeah. Fuck it up.

Even flow. Thoughts arrive like butterflies.
Oh, he don't know so he chases them away.
A-someday yet he'll begin his life again. Yeah.
Oh, whispering hands gently lead him away.
Him away. Him away.
Yeah.
Woo. Uh huh yeah. Yeah yeah, momma mommy.

 

ALIVE

"Son," she said, "Have I got a little story for you. What you thought was your daddy was nothing but a...
While you were sitting home alone at age thirteen your real daddy was dying.
Sorry you didn't see him but I'm glad we talked."

Oh, I... Oh, I'm still alive.
Hey, I... Oh, I'm still alive.
Hey, I... Oh, I'm still alive.
Hey, ooh.

Oh, she walks slowly across a young man's room.
She said, "I'm ready for you."
Why I can't remember anything to this very day?
'Cept the look. The look.
Oh, you know where. Now I can't see I just stare.

I... I'm still alive.
Hey I... But, I'm still alive.
Hey I... Boy, I'm still alive.
Hey I... Oh, I'm still alive. Yeah.
Ooh yeah. Yeah yeah yeah. Oh. Ooh.

"Is something wrong?" She said. Of course there is.
"You're still alive." She said. Oh, and do I deserve to be?
Is that the question? And if so, if so, who answers? Who answers!

I... Oh, I'm still alive.
Hey I... Oh, I'm still alive.
Hey I... But, I'm still alive.
Yeah I... Ooh, I'm still alive.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Woh uh huhu. Yeah uh huhu. Ohh woh uh huhu. Yeah uh huhu. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

 

WHY GO

She scratches a letter into a wall made of stone.
Maybe someday another child won't feel as alone as she does.
It's been two years and counting since they put her in this place.
She's been diagnosed by some stupid fuck and mommy agrees. Yeah.
Whoa. Yeah. Hey yeah

Why go home? (x3)

She seems to be stronger but what they want her to be is weak.
She could play pretend. She could join the game, boy.
She could be another clone.
Ooh. Whoa. Ah yeah. Ooh.

Why go home? (x4)
What you taught me put me here. Don't come visit. Mother, sing me.

Woa ooh.
Why go home? (x4)
What you taught me put me here. Don't come visit. Mother, mother, yeah.
Why go home? (x7)
Whoa.

 

BLACK

Hey ooh.
Sheets of empty canvas.
Untouched sheets of clay were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul. As the earth to the sun.
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn.
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything.
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore.

And now my bitter hands shade beneath the clouds of what was everything.
All the pictures have all been washed in black. Tattooed everything.

I take a walk outside. I'm surrounded by some kids at play.
Oh, I can feel their laughter. Oh, so why do I sear?
Ooh, and twisted thoughts that spin around my head.
I'm spinning. Oh, I'm spinning.
How quick the sun can drop away.

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything.
All the pictures have all been washed in black. Tattooed everything.
All the love gone bad turned my world to black.
Tattooed all I see. All that I am. All I'll be. Yeah.

Uh huh... Uh huh... Ooh.
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life.
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky but why, why, why can't it be, oh, can't it be mine?
Oh... Ohh yeah oh.
Do do do do do do do (x20 total) Yeah... Yeah...
Hi. (x6)
Yeah. (x3)

 

JEREMY

At home drawing pictures of mountain tops with him on top.
Lemon yellow sun. Arms raised in a V.
And the dead lay in pools of maroon below.

Daddy didn't give attention, oh, to the fact that mommy didn't care.
King Jeremy the wicked, oh, ruled his world.
Jeremy spoke in class today. (x2)

Clearly how I remember picking on the boy.
Seemed a harmless little fuck. Ooh, but we unleashed a lion.
Gnashed his teeth and bit the recess lady's breast.
How could I forget. And he hit me with a surprise left.
My jaw left hurting. Ooh, dropped wide open.
Just like the day, Oh, like the day I heard.

Daddy didn't give affection, no, and the boy was something mommy wouldn't wear.
King Jeremy the wicked, oh, ruled his world.
Jeremy spoke in class today. (x3)

Who? (x14)

Try to forget this. (try to forget this).
Try to erase this. (try to erase this).
From the blackboard.

Jeremy spoke in class today. (x2)
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in... (x2)
Jeremy spoke in class today.

Who? (x29)

Woohh... (spoke in, spoke in. Spoke in, spoke in.)
Woohh... (x2)
I... (x11) Yeah.
Uh huh. (x4)
Yeah.
Uh huh. (x10)

 

OCEANS

Hold on to the thread. The currents will shift glide me towards [you].
[You] know something's left.
And we're all allowed to dream of the next, oh ohh, of the next time we touch.
Oooh. (x3)

You don't have to stray the oceans away.
Waves roll in my thoughts. Hold tight the ring.
The sea will rise please stand by the shore.
Oh. Oh. Oh I will be, I will be there once more.
Oooh. (x3)
Uh huh. Oh. (x2)

 

 

PORCH

What the fuck is this world running to?
You didn't leave a message at least I coulda' learned your voice one last time.
Daily minefield this could be my time by you.
Would you hit me? (x2)
Ohh. Whoa oww.

All the bills go by and initiatives are taken up.
By the middle. There ain't gonna be any middle any more.
And the cross I'm bearing home ain't indicative of my place.
Left the porch. (x2)

Oh. Hear my name. Take a good look. This could be the day.
Hold my hand. Walk beside me. I just need to say.

Uh huh. Uh huh yeah uh huh. Uh huh yeah uh huh.

Oh, hear my name. Take a good look. This could be the day.
Hold my hand. Lie beside me. I just need to say.
I could not take a-just one day I know when I would not ever touch you, hold you, feel you in my arms.
Never again.
Yeah. (x12)

 

 

GARDEN

She don't wander in here. Don't wander in here. She, she don't wander in here. Don't wander in here.

The direction of the eye. So misleading.
The defection of the soul. Nauseously quick.
I don't question our existence.
I just question our modern needs.

She don't wander in here. Don't wander in here. She, she don't wander in here.

I will walk with my hands bound. I will walk with my face blood.
I will walk with my shadow flag into your garden. Garden of stone. Yeah.

After all is done and we're still alone. I won't be taken.
Yet I'll go with my hands bound. I will walk with my face blood.
I will walk with my shadow flag into your garden. Garden of stone. Yeah.

I don't show. I don't share. I don't need, yeah, what you have to give. Yeah.

Ooh, I will walk with my hands bound. I will walk with my face blood.
I will walk with my shadow flag into your garden, garden. Oh.
I will walk with my hands bound. I will walk into your garden. Garden of stone.

I don't know. I don't care. I don't need, yeah, for me to live. Yeah, yeah.
Uh huh huh. (x8)

 

 

DEEP

Ahha-yea.

On the edge a windowsill. Ponders his maker ponders his will.
To the street below he just ain't nothing.
But he's got a great view and he sinks the needle deep. Yeah.
Whoa, can't touch the bottom.
In too deep, yeah. Uh-huh. Can't touch the bottom.

Ooh, on the edge of a know-nothing town. Feeling quite superior the age had come.
To the sky above he just ain't nothing.
But he's got a great view and he sinks the burning mask deep. Yeah.
Ooh, can't touch the bottom.
In too deep, yeah. Uh-huh. Can't touch the bottom. In too deep.
Ohh. Ohh.
Oww.

On the edge of a Christmas clean love.
Young virgin down from heaven, ohh, visiting hell.
To the man above her she just ain't nothing.
And she doesn't like the view.
She doesn't like the view. (x2)
But he sinks himself deep. Oh, can't touch the bottom.
In too deep, yeah. Uh-huh. Can't touch the bottom. Can't touch the bottom.
Deep yeah.
Oh. Yeah the bottom. Yeah. Wo. (x5)

 

 

RELEASE

Oh... oh... oh...

I see the world. Feel the chill.
Which way to go? Windowsill.
I see the words on a rocking horse of time.
I see the verse in the rain.
Ohh. (x4)

Oh, dear dad can you see me now?
I am myself like you somehow.
I'll ride the wave where it takes me.
I'll hold the pain. Release me.
Ohh. Ohh I... Ohh. Ohh.

Oh, dear dad can you see me now?
I am myself like you somehow.
I'll wait up in the dark for you to speak to me.
How I've opened up. Release me.
Release me. Release me dad. Release me.
Ohh. Ohh I... Ohh. Ooh. Ooo.

 

 

 


VS.

 


GO

Oh, please don't go out on me. Don't go on me now.
Never acted up before. Son'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 your 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 no fucking god.
No, time... Suck, my... Please...
Don't go on me. (x4)
Please... Nooh.

Suck, blood.... Touch, please... Tunnel vision. Tuck... Time.... See...
Please, please, please...
Don't go on me. (x4)
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, five against one.
Said one, two, three, four, five against one.
Five, five... Five, five... Five against...

Torture from you to me. Yeah. Ah.
Abducted from the street. Umm.

I'd rather be.
I'd rather be with.
I'd rather be with an animal. Oh. Rah.

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

I'd rather be.
I'd rather be with.
I'd rather be with an animal.
I'd rather be. (x2)
I'd rather be with an animal.

Woof. Five, five against one, said.

I'd rather be.
I'd rather be with.
I'd rather be with an animal.
I'd rather be. (x2)
I'd rather be with an animal.

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

 

DAUGHTER

(You guys ready)

Alone, listless. Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room.
Young girl, violence. Center of her own attention.
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 be.
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 be.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me...
The shades go down. (x2)
The shades go... Go... Go...

 

GLORIFIED G

Yeah. (x4)
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. (x4)

Don't 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. (x3)
Glorified version of a...

Always keep it loaded. (x3)
Kindred to be an American.

Life comes... I can feel your heart.
Ooh, life comes... I can feel your heart in your neck.
Life comes... I can feel your heart in your neck.
Like some... I can steal your heart from your neck. Oh.
Glorified. (x2)

 

DISSIDENT

She nursed him there, ooh, 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 dissidence. 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.
But 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 dissidence. A dissident is here. Oh. Oh... Oh...

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.
Oh, 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 mothers white breast to his tongue.
Trained like dogs. Color and smell.
Walks by me to get to him.
Police man. (x2)
All my peaces. (x2)

He won the lottery by being born.
Big hand slapped the white male american.
Do no wrong. So clean cut.
Dirty his hands it comes right off.
Police man. (x2)

Police stopped my brother, again. (x3)
Police man. (x2)

Jesus greets me, looks just like me.

Do no wrong so clean cut.
Dirty his hands it comes right off.
Police man. (x3)
Police stopped my brother, again. (x3)
Police man. (x2)
Police stopped my brother, again. (x3)
Police man. (x3)
Hey now. Hey now. Hey now. (x5)
Hey. (x5)
Hey now. Hold on. Hold on. (x3)

All my pieces set me free. Human devices set me free.
All my pieces set me free. (x2)
Human devices set me free. (x2)
All my pieces set me free. (x2)
Human devices set me free. (x2)
Hey, hey, hey all (x3)

 

BLOOD

Ooh...
Spin me round. Roll me over. Fucking circus.
Stab it down. One way needle. Pulled so slowly.
Drains and spills. Soaks the pages. Fills their sponges.

It's my blood. (x2)

Paint Ed big. Turn Ed into one of his enemies.

It's my blood. (x3)
Stab it down. Fill the pages. Suck my life out.
Maker of my enemies.
Take my... Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
Rats.

 

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. Holding 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. The 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. Yeah.

Saw things... (x4) ...clearer. (x2)
Oh, once you were in my Rearviewmirror.
I gathered speed from you fucking with me.
Once and for all I'm far away.
Hard to believe. Finally the shades are raised. Hey, yea.
Saw things so much clearer once you, once you... Rearviewmirror.
Saw things so much clearer once you, once you... Rearviewmirror.
Saw things so much clearer once you, once you... Rearviewmirror.
Saw things so much clearer once you... Oh yeah.

 

RATS

(1, 2, 1, 2, 3).

Uh 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.

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.
Rats. They don't compare. (x2)
Ooh.

Ben the two of us need look no more. Yeah. (x3)
Ben the two of us need look no more, more, more. Yeah.
Ben the two of us need look no more. Yeah. (x2)

 

ELDERLY WOMAN BEHIEND
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. (x2)

I swear I recognize your breath.
Memories, like fingerprints, are slowly raising.
Me you wouldn't recall for I'm not my former.
It's hard when your 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 its 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. (x2)
Hearts and thoughts they fade away. Yeah.
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away. (x3)
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 fucking face.
Drop the leash. Drop the leash. Get outta' my fucking face.
Drop the leash. Drop the leash. Get outta' my fucking face.
Drop the leash. Drop the leash.
Drop the leash we are young. (x2)
Oh, get outta' my fucking face.
Drop the leash. Drop the leash.
Get outta' my, (drop the leash) my... (drop the leash)
Delight, delight, delight in our youth. Owww.
Get outta' my fucking face. Oww.

 

INDIFFERENCE

I will light the match this morning so I won't be alone.
Watch as she lies silent for soon that 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? (x2)

I will hold the candle till it burns up my arm.
Oh, I'll keep taking 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?
How much difference...

I'll swallow poison until I grow immune.
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room.

How much difference... (x2)
How much difference does it make? (x2)
Ooh... Ooh... Ooh...

 

 

 


VITALOGY

 

LAST EXIT

Lives opened and trashed. Look ma, watch me crash.
No time to question why'd nothing last.
Grasp and hold on we're dying fast.
Soon be over and I will relent.

Let the ocean swell dissolve way my past.
Three days and maybe longer. Won't even know I've left.
Under your tongue I'm like a tab.
I will give you what you're not supposed to have.
Under my breath I swear by sin.
For better or for worse, a best we began.

Let the sun climb, oh burn way my mask.
Three days and maybe longer. Ahed my skin at last. Shed, shed...

Let the sun shine burn way my mask.
Three days and maybe longer. Won't ever find me here.

Let the ocean dissolve way my past.
Four days and not much longer...

Let my spirit pass. Ooh...
This is... (x5)
This is my last exit.

 

SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE

See this needle. A-see my hand.
Drop, drop, dropping it down oh so gently.
Well here it comes. I touch the plane.
Turn me up, won't turn you away.

Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin... Spin the black, spin the black.
Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin... Whoa...

Pull it out. A-paper sleeve.
Oh my joy. Only you deserve conceit.
I'm so big. A-my whole world.
I'd rather you, rather you than her.

Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin... Spin the black, spin the black.
Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin... Whoa... Oh...

You're so warm. Oh, the ritual when I lay down your crooked arm.

Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin... Spin the black, spin the black.
Spin, spin... Spin the black circle.
Spin, spin...
Spin the black (x5) circle.
Spin the black circle. (x4)
Spin, spin... (x6)

 

NOT FOR YOU

Restless soul, enjoy your youth.
Like Muhammad. Hits the truth.
Can't escape from the common rule - if you hate something don't you do it too. Too...

Small my table. A-sits just two.
Got so crowded. I can't make room.
Oh where did they come from? Stormed my room.
And you dare say it belongs to you. To you...

This is not for you. (x3)
Oh, not for you. Ah you...

My friends call me Ed, they call me.
My friends they don't scream.
My friends don't call.
My friends don't...

All that's sacred comes from youth.
Dedication. Naive and true.
With no power. Nothing to do.
I still remember. Why don't you? Don't you?

This is not for you. (x3)
Oh, never was for you. Fuck you.
This is not for you.
Oh, this is not for you. No, no.
This is not for you. Oh, not for you. Oh you...

 

TREMOR CHRIST

Winded is the sailor drifting by the storm.
Wounded is the organ he left all bloodied on the shore.
Gorgeous was his savior, sees her, drowning in his wake.
A-daily taste the salt of her tears but, a chance blamed fate.

Little secrets, tremors, turned to quake.
The smallest oceans still get big, big waves. Yea...

Ransom paid the devil. He whispers pleasing words.
Triumphant are the angels if they can get there first. Yea...

Little secrets, tremors, turned to quake.
The smallest oceans still get big, big waves. Yea...

I'll decide... ...take the dive. Take my time; not my life.
Wait for signs. Believe in lies to get by. It's divine. Whoa...
Oh, you know what it's like.

Turns the bow back towards him. Drops the line.
Puts his faith and love in tremor christ.

 

NOTHINGMAN

Once divided. Nothing left to subtract.
Some words when spoken can't be taken back.
Walks on his own with thoughts he can't help thinking.
Future's above, but in the past he's slow and sinking.
Caught a bolt of lightning. Cursed the day he let it go.

Nothingman... (x2)
Isn't it something, nothingman?

She once believed in every story he had to tell.
One day she stiffened. Took the other side.
Empty stares from each corner of a shared prison cell.
One just escapes. One's left inside... Oh well...
And he who forgets will be destined to remember. Oh, oh, oh...

Nothingman... (x2)
Isn't it something, nothingman?

Oh, she don't want him (she don't want him).
Oh, she won't feed him after he's flown away.
Oh, into the sun. Yea, into the sun.
Burn, ah burn, burn...
Nothingman... (x2)
Isn't it something, nothingman?
Nothingman... (x2)
Coulda' been something, nothingman.
Oh, ohh... ohh...

 

WHIPPING

Don't need a helmet, got a hard hard head.
Don't need a raincoat, I'm already wet.
Don't need a bandage, there's too much blood.
After a while seems to roll right off. Humm...

They're whipping... Ha! (x3)
They're whipping...

Don't need a hand, there's always arms attached.
Oh, don't get behind I can't fall back.
Why must we trust all these rusted rails?
They don't want no change. We already have.

They're whipping... Ha! (x3)
They're whipping...

Don't mean to push but I'm being shoved. Oh...
Oh, I'm just like you think we've had enough.
I can't believe a thing they want us to... Oh.
Oh, we all got scars they should have them too. Oh...

They're whipping... Ha! (x3)
They're whipping...
They're whipping... Ha! (x2)
They're whipping... Yeah, they're whipping.

 

PRY, TO

P-r-i-v-a-c-y is priceless to me. (x4)
P-r-i-v-a-c-y... (x4)

 

CORDUROY

The waiting drove me mad. You're finally here and I'm a mess.
I take your entrance back. Can't let you roam inside my head.

I don't want to take what you can give.
I would rather starve than eat your bread.
I would rather run but I can't walk.
Guess I lie alone just like before.

I'll take the varmints path. Oh, and I must refuse your test.
A-push me and I will resist. This behavior's not unique.

I don't want to hear from those who know.
They can buy but can't put on my clothes.
I don't want to wait for them to walk.
Never would have known of me before.

I don't want to be held in your debt.
I'll pay it off in blood let I be wed.
I'm already cut up and half dead.
I'll end up alone like I began. Yea...

Everything has chains. Absolutely nothing's changed.
"Take my hand, not my picture." Spilled my teacher.

I don't want to take what you can give.
I would rather starve than eat your breast.
All the things that others want for me.
Can't buy what I want because it's free. (x2)
Can't be what you want because I...

Why ain't it susposed to be just fun?
Oh, to live and die let it be done.
I figure I'll be damned. All alone like I began.

It's your move now. I thought you were a friend but I guess, I... I guess I hate you.

 

BUGS

All these...
I got bugs. I got bugs in my room.
Bugs in my bed. Bugs in my ears.
Their eggs in my head.
Bugs in my pockets. Bugs in my shoes.
Bugs in the way I feel about you.
Bugs on my window trying to get in.
They don't go nowhere. Waiting, waiting...
Bugs on my ceiling. Crowded the floor.
Standing, sitting, kneeling. A few block the door.
And now the questions...
Do I kill them? Become their friend?
Do I eat them? Raw or well done?
Do I trick them? I don't think they're that dumb.
Do I join them? Looks like that's the one.
I got bugs on my skin. Tickle my nausea.
I let it happen again. They're always taking over.
I see they surround me I see, see them deciding my fate.
Oh, that which was once, was once up to me. Now it's too late.
I got bugs in my room. One on one.
That's when I had a chance.
I'll just stop now. I'll become naked and with them I'll become one.

 

SATAN'S BED

It's not all been said, been said and done.
I've never slept in Satan's bed.
Although, I must admit, still visits my place.
Uninvited, as you know he don't wait.
Funny how he always seems to fit in.
Funny how I always want to give in.
Sundays, Fridays, Tuesdays, Thursdays the same.
Sometimes this special guest he don't like to leave.

Already in love. (x3)
Already...

Who made, who made up, made up the myth that we were born to be covered in bliss?
Who set the standard? Born to be rich.
Such fine examples, skinny little bitch.
Model, role model. Roll some models in blood.
Get some flesh to stick so they look like us.
I shit and I stink. I'm real join the club.
I'd stop and talk but I'm already in love.

Already in love. (x3)
Already in love... Ah ha ha ha...

Torture follows reward, follows torture, follows reward. Oh, oh my word.

Never shook Satan's hand. Look, see for yourself.
You'd know it if I had that shit don't come off.
I'll rise and fall, let me take credit for both.
Jump off a cliff don't need your help so back off.
I'll never suck Satan's dick.
Again you'd see it, you know, right round the lips.
I'll wait for an angel but I won't hold my breath.
Amagine they're busy. Think I'm doing okay.

Already in love. (x6)
Already...

 

BETTER MAN

Waiting, watching the clock. It's four o'clock.
It's got to stop. Tell him. Take no more.
She practices her speech as he opens the door, she rolls over.
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over.

She lies and says she's in love with him. Can't find a better man.
She dreams in color, she dreams in red. Can't find a better man.
Can't find a better man. (x2)
Ohh...

Talking to herself, "There's no one else who needs to know," she tells herself. Oh...
Memories back when she was bold and strong and waiting for the world to come along.
Swears she knew him now she swears he's gone.

She lies and says she's in love with him. Can't find a better man.
She dreams in color, she dreams in red. Can't find a better man.
She lies and says she still loves him. Can't find a better man.
She dreams in color, she dreams in red. Can't find a better man.
Can't find a better man. (x2)
Yeah.

She loved him, yeah. She don't want to leave this way.
She feeds him, yeah. That's why she'll be back again.
Can't find a better man. (can't find a better man) (x3)
Can't find a better man.
Ohh... ohh...
Uh huh... (x5)
Ohh...

 

AVE DAVANITA

Awooha... Aye davanita. Awooha... Awooha... (x4)
Jahooha... jahooha... (x29 total)
Awooha... Aye davanita. Awooha... Awooha... (x4)

 

IMMORTALITY

Vacate, is the word.
Vengeance has no place so near to her.
Cannot find the comfort in this world.
Artificial tear. Vessel stabbed, next up, volunteers?
Vulnerable. Wisdom can't adhere.

A truant finds home, and a wish to hold on but there's a trapdoor in the sun.
Immortality.

As privileged as a whore.
Victims in demand for public show.
Swept out through the cracks beneath the door.
Holier than thou. How? Surrendered, executed, anyhow.
Scrawl dissolved. Cigar box on the floor.

A truant finds home, and I wish to hold on too, but saw the trapdoor in the sun.
Immortality.

I cannot stop the thought of running in the dark.
Coming up a which way sign.
All good truants must decide.
Oh, stripped and sold mom.
An auctioned forearm and whiskers in the sink.
Truants move on, cannot stay long.
Some die just to live...
Ohh...

 

STUPID MOP

Don't you want people to love you
My spanking that's the only thing I want so much
Spanking that's the only thing I want so much
That's the only thing I want so much
Don't you want people to love you
My spanking that's the only thing I want so much
That's the only thing I want so much
Why is that better than being hugged
Why is that better than being hugged
Because you get closer to the person
Closer to the person
Why is that better than being hugged
Because you get closer to the person
Closer to the person
Just like a person having sex feels cared for
We wanna be loved so we have sex together
And they feel loved about that
And this is the way it makes me feel loved
I want it I dream about it I think about it I want it
Just like a girl wants sex with a boy you know
It's the way I'll always be probably
My last one was born in the system
See they're stupid very stupid those people over there
They're stupid
These people are so below mentality honest to God really
You know what I mean he got the nerve to bug me (x2)
This mentality honest to God really
You know what I mean he got the nerve to bug me
Honest to God really
You know what I mean he got the nerve to bug me
Bug me bug me he got the nerve to bug me
Everything seems so eight ball (x2)
And I I don't know if that's my imagination but umm
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me
And I don't know if that's my imagination but umm
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me (x2)
Think they got me
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me hmm
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me
Know if that's my imagination but umm
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me
She prides herself on her cleaning habits (x2)
Hey foxymophandlemama that's me
She prides herself on her cleaning habits (x2)
It's a lovely stupid mop it is
There's something really screwey about no streaking
Is it any old dumb mop It streaks
Come on mop no streaking mop
I don't mind mop the floor my mop streaks I don't like it
It's not me it's the mop
Come I bought some new mops
Go away you stupid dumb old sponge mop
I don't believe it now the floor looks beautiful (x2)
I don't believe it old sponge mop
Dumb old sponge mop (x2)
Old sponge mop dumb old sponge mop
You're right this mop's stupid
Dumb old sponge mop
I don't believe it now the floor looks beautiful
That's why they call me mophandlemama
Now the floor looks beautiful
That's why they call me mophandlemama (x3)
In two weeks before she could see herself not dressed
The twenty-third of May you know she disturbed no one today
The manager told her to completely forget
If you ever go to bed I'll kill you
Do I tell the whole world that I'm mentally ill
Go to the papers yeah why not
Drum roll
I want to show them that I can walk on my own without hands of theirs
And I can still fantasize but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved don't you
Very much so
Think I deserve to be loved
Keep it to myself keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved don't you
To be loved don't you
But I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved don't you
And I can still fantasize but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myselfkeep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved don't you
Very much so
Do you ever think that you would actually really kill yourself
Well if I have thought about it real uhh real deep
Yeas I believe I would
I have thought about it real uhh real deep
Yes I believe I would
And I can still fantasize but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself keep it to myself
That I can walk without hands of theirs
And I can still fantasize but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved don't you
Very much so
Do you ever think that you actually would kill yourself
Well if I have thought about it real uhh real deep
Yeas I believe I would.

 

 

 


NO CODE

Pearl Jam - No Code, 1996

SOMETIMES

Large fingers pushing paint.
You're god and you've got big hands.
Colors blend. The challenges you give man.
Seek my part, devote myself.
My small self. Like a book amongst the many on a shelf.

Sometimes I know, sometimes I rise.
Sometimes I fall, sometimes I don't.
Sometimes I cringe, sometimes I live.
Sometimes I walk, sometimes I kneel.
Sometimes I speak of nothing at all.
Sometimes I reach to myself, dear god.

 

HAIL, HAIL

Ah, is there room for both of us? Both of us apart?
Are we bound out of obligation? Is that all we've got?
I get the words and then I get to thinking.
I don't want to think, I want to feel.
And how do I feel? And how do I...

If you're the only one will I never be enough? Yeah.
Hail hail the lucky ones. I refer to those in love. Yeah.

Oh, how I'll love you til the day I die and beyond.
Are we going to the same place? If so can I come?
It's egg rolling thick and heavy. All the past you carry.
Oh, I could be new. You underestimate me.

If you're the only one will I never be enough? Yeah.
Hail hail the lucky ones. I refer to those in love. Yeah.

I sometimes realize I could only be as good as you'll let me.
Are you woman enough to be my man? Bandaged hand in hand.

I find it on the run in a race that can't be won. Yeah.
All hail the lucky ones. I refer to those in love. Yeah.
If you're my only one, so could you only one?
I want to be your one. Enough! You want no one. You're one.

 

WHO ARE YOU

Come to send. Not condescend.
Transcendent to consequences.
To transcend where we are.
Who are we? Who we are.

Trampled marks on your souls.
Changes, all you're a part.
Seen it all. Not at all.
Can't defend fucked up men.
Take me for a ride before we leave.

Circumstance. Clapping hands.
A driving winds. Happenstance.
Off the track, in the mud.
That's the marks before mentioned words.

And a little... Wow... And a little...

Just a little time before we leave.
Stop light plays its part so I would say you've got a part.
What's your part? Who you are.
You are who who you are.

 

IN MY TREE

Up here in my tree. Yeah.
Newspapers matter not to me. Yeah.
No, no more crowbars to my head. Yeah.
I'm trading stories with the leaves instead. Yeah.

I wave to all my friends. Yeah.
They don't seem to notice me. No.
Ah, their eyes strait on the street. Yo! Oh...
Sidewalks cigarettes and seams. Yeah. Yeah...

Up here so high I start to shake.
Up here so high the sky I scrape.
I'm so high I hold just one breath deep within my chest just like innocence.

(Eddie's down in his home)
(Oh, the blue sky it's his home)
(Eddie's blue sky home)
(Oh, the blue sky it's his home)

I remember when, yeah, I swore I knew everything. Oh, yeah.
They say knowledge is a tree. Yeah.
It's growing up just like me. Yeah.

I'm so light the wind me shakes.
I'm so high the sky I scrape.
Yea, I'm so high I hold just one breath, to go back to my nest, to sleep with innocence.

Up here so high the boughs they break.
Up here so high the sky I scrape.
And my eyes feel both wide open.
And I got a glimpse of my innocence.
Got back my innocence. Still got it. Still got it.

 

SMILE

Don't it make you smile? (x2)
When the sun don't shine, (it don't shine at all.)
Don't it make you smile?

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make me smile? Yeah.
When the sun don't shine, it don't shine at all. Yeah.
Don't it make me smile?

I miss you already. I miss you always.
I miss you already, yeah. I miss you all day.
This is how I feel.

I miss you already, yeah. I miss you always.
Three crooked hearts. Swirls all around, yeah.
I miss you all day.

Don't it make you smile? (x2)
Three crooked hearts. Swirls all around.
Don't it make you smile?

 

OFF HE GOES

1, 2, 1, 2...
Know a man. His face seemed pulled and tense.
Like he's riding on a motorbike in the strongest winds.
So I approach with tact.
Suggest that he should relax, but he's always moving much too fast.

Said he'll see me on the flipside of this trip he's taking for a ride.
He's been taking too much on.
There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes.
There he goes.

He's yet to come back but I see his picture.
It doesn't look the same up on the rack.
We go way back.

I wonder about his insides.
It's like his thoughts are too big for his size.
He's been taken, where I don't know.
Off he goes with his perfectly unkept hope.
There he goes.

And now I rub my eyes for he has returned.
Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned.
For he still smiles. And he's still strong.
Nothing's changed but the surrounding bullshit. That has grown.
And now he's home and we're laughing like we always did my same old, same old friend.
Until a
quarter to ten. I saw the strain creep in.
He seems distracted and I know just what is going to happen next.
Before his first step he is off again.

 

HABIT

See it happen to a couple of friends.
Seen it happen and the message it sends.
Takeing off for what's an obvious fall.
Just to see what all the fuss is about.

It's not your way.
Not your way.
It's not your way.

Another habit says it's in love with you.
Another habit says it's long overdue.
Another habit like an unwanted friend.
I'm so happy with my righteous self.

It's not your way.
Not your way.
It's not your way.

Never thought you'd habit. (x3)
I never thought you... Never thought you.
Never thought you'd habit. (x3)
I never thought you... Never never thought you.

Never thought you'd habit. (x6)
Speaking as a child of the 90's...

Never thought you'd habit. (x3)
I never thought you... Never thought you.
Never thought you'd habit. (x3)
I never thought you... Never never thought you.

Never... Never me. Never you. Never me.

 

RED MOSQUITO

(Line one, mighty fine.)

Watched from the window with a red mosquito.
I was not allowed to leave the room.
I saw the sun go down and now it's coming up.
Somewhere in the time between I was bitten.
Must have been the devil.
He was just paying me a little visit.
Reminding me of his presence.
Letting me know he's a-waiting. Ohh...

Red man's your neighbor. Call it behavior.
While you're climbing up slippery hills.
Two steps ahead of him. Punctures in your neck.
Hovering just above your bed. (x2)

I was bitten must have been the devil.
He was just paying me a little visit.
Reminding me of his presence.
And letting me know he's a-waiting.
He's a-waiting ohh there. Yeah.

If I had known then what I know now... (x4)

 

LUKIN

Drive down the street can't find the keys to my own fucking home.
I'll take a walk so I could curse my ass for being dumb.
I'll make a right, after the arches, stinking grease and bone.
Stopped at the supermarket people stare like I'm a dog.

I'm going to Lukin's.
I've got a spot at Lukin's.
I knocked the door at Lukin's.
Open the fridge. Now I know life is worth.

I found the key but I return to find an open door.
Some fucking freak who claims I fathered, by rape, her own son.
I find my wife, I call the cops, this days work's never done.
The last I heard that freak was purchasing a fucking gun.

 

PRESENT TENSE

Do you see the way that tree bends? Does it inspire>
Leaning out to catch the sun's rays. A lesson to be applied.
Are you getting something out of this all encompassing trip?

You can spend your time alone redigesting past regrets, ohh, or you can come to terms and realize you're the only one who can forgive yourself. Oh.
Makes much more sense to live in the present tense.

Have you ideas on how this life ends?
Checked your hands and studied the lines.
Have you the belief that the road ahead ascends off into the light?
Seems that needlessly it's getting harder to find an approach and a way to live.
Are we getting something out of this all encompassing trip.

You can spend your time alone redigesting past regrets, ohh, or you can come to terms and realize you're the only one who cannot forgive yourself. Oh, ohh.
Makes more sense to live in the present tense.

 

MANKIND

You'll be going out with radio, going out with disco, going out like bacchanal.
I'll be going out with telephone, going out alone, to the radar zone.

It's all just inadvertent imitation. And I don't mean mine.
It's all across this nation.
If it's just inadvertent simulation. A pattern in all mankind.
What's got the whole world faking it?

I'll be playing with my magazine, using up my Listerine, like Ovaltine.
And you'll be dipping in your battleship, for the latest tip, for the latest dream.

It's all just inadvertent imitation. And I don't mean mine.
It's all across this nation.
If it's just inadvertent simulation. A pattern in all mankind.
What's got the whole world faking it?
If it's just inadvertent imitation. A pattern in all mankind.
What's got the whole world faking it?
What's got the whole world faking... (x4)
What's got the whole world faking it? Yeah.

 

I'M OPEN

A man lies in his bed in a room with no door.
He waits hoping for a presence, something, anything, to enter.
After spending half his life searching he still felt as blank as the ceiling at which he's staring.
He's alive but feels absolutely nothing. So is he?
When he was six he believed that the moon overhead followed him, by nine he had deciphered the illusion trading magic for fact.
No tradebacks.
So this is what it's like to be an adult.
If he only knew now what he knew then...

I'm open, (x2)
Come in. (x4)

I'm open, (x2)
Yeah... Woo...
Come in. (x4)

Lying sideways atop crumpled sheets and no covers he decides to dream.
Dream up a new self for himself.

 

AROUND THE BEND

I'm wishing you all well.
Mind a peace within your cell.
Covers up I cast you off.
I'll be watching as you breathe.
I lie still, you move, I send you off around the bend.

I hold your head deep in my arms.
My fingertips they close your eyes.
Off you dream my little child.
There's a sun around the bend. (x2)

All evenings close like this.
All these moments that I've missed.
Please forgive me, won't you dear?
Please forgive and let me share with you around the bend.

You're an angel when you sleep.
How I want your soul to keep on, and on, around the bend.

 

 


YIELD

Pearl Jam - Yield, 1998

BRAIN OF J

(1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4. Sorry. 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4.)

Who's got the brain of JFK?
What's it mean to us now. Yeah.
Pause, it sounds distrust.
But I can tell you this is no lie. Yeah.

The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.
The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.

Yeah, trust.

You? You've been taught, whipped into shape, now they got you in line. Yeah.
Stand behind the stripes. There will be order, so give it a good mind there.

The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.
The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved. Woh.

And by name, the name they gave me, the name I'm letting go. Ahh.

The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.
The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.
The whole world will be different soon.
The whole world will be relieved.
The whole world will be different soon.

 

FAITHFULL

Plaque on the wall says that, "No one's slept here."
It's rare to come appon a bridge that has not been around, or been stepped on.
Whatever the notion we lace in our prayers, the man upstairs is used to all of this noise.
I'm through with screaming.

It echoes. Nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes.
Like echoes. Nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes, like this.

We're faithfull. We all believe, we all believe it.
We're faithfull. Oh, we all believe, we all believe it.
We're faithfull. We all believe, we all believe it. (x2)
We are... Woo. Haa haa.

Echoes. Nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes. (x2)

We're faithfull. We all believe we all believe it. (x3)
So faithfull. Oh, we all believe, we all believe it.

M-Y-T-H is belief in the game.
Controls that keeps us in a box of fear.
We never listen. Voice inside so drowned out. Drowned...
You are, you are, you are a furry thing.
And everything is you. Me you, you me, it's all related.
What's a boy to do?
Just be a darling and I will be too, faithfull to you.

 

NO WAY

There's a token of my openness.
Of my need to not disappear.
How I'm feeling, so revealing to me.
I found my mind too clear.
I just need someone to be there for me.
I just want someone to be there for me.

All the static in my attic-a.
Shoots down my side nerve.
To the ocean of my platitudes, longitudes, latitudes.
It's so absurd.
I just need someone to be there for... Yeah.
I just want someone to be there for...
Someone to be there for...

Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference.
I'm not trying to make a difference.
I'll stop trying to make a difference. No way.
I'll stop trying to make a difference.
I'm not trying to make a difference.
I'll stop trying to make a difference. No way.

Ooh, let's call it an angel... (x3)

Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference.
I'm not trying to make a difference.
I'll stop trying to make a difference. No way.
Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference.
I'm not trying to make a difference.
I'm not trying to make a difference. No way.
No way. No way.

Let's call in an angel.
Who's calling an angel?

 

GIVEN TO FLY

He could have tuned in, tuned in, but he tuned out.
A bad time nothing could save him.
Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out.
He got up outta there ran for hundreds of miles.
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree.
The wind rose up set him down on his knee.
A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw.
Deliver him wings, "Hey look at me now!"
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor.
Oh, power, oh. He's flying whole. High, wide, oh.

He floated back down cause he wanted to share.
This key to the locks, on the chains, he saw everywhere.
But first he was stripped, and then he was stabbed by faceless men.
Well fuckers, he still stands.
And he still gets his love he just gives it away.
The love he receives is the love that is saved.
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky.
A human being that was given to fly.
I'm flying, oh. High flying, oh.
He's flying, oh. High, oh, oh.

 

WISHLIST

I wish I was a neutron bomb, for once I could go off.
I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on the Christmas tree.
I wish I was the star that went on top.
I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the clouds.
Or 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky.

I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me.
I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me.
I wish I was a messenger, and all the news was good.
I wish I was the fool moon shining off a Camaro's hood.
I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun.
I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on.
I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on.
I wish I was the verb "to trust" and never let you down.
I wish I was a radio song the one that you turned up.
I wish...

 

PILATE

Talk of circles, and punching out.
Looking in, drawing circles down.
Falling up, then south, marking ground.
Talking out of turn, drawing circles down.

Like Pilate I have a dog. (x2)

Walks me out of town. Still one's a crowd.
Making angels in the dirt.
Looking up, looking all around.

Like Pilate I have a dog. Obeys, listens, kisses, loves. (x2)

Stunned by my own reflection.
It's looking back, sees me too clearly, and I swore I'd never go there again.
Not unlike a friend that politely drags you down.
You down... (x3)

Like Pilate I have a dog. Obeys, listens, kisses, loves. (x3)
Like Pilate I have a dog.

 

DO THE EVOLUTION

Wooh, wooh.
I'm ahead. I'm a man.
I'm the first mammal to wear pants. Yeah.
I am at peace with my lust.
I can kill cause in god I trust. Yeah.
It's evolution baby. Yeah.

I'm a piece of the man.
I buy stocks on the day of the crash. Yeah.
On the loose. I'm a truck.
All the rolling hills I'll flatten 'em out. Yeah.
It's herd behavior. Uh huh.
It's evolution baby. Yeah. Oh yeah.

Admire me, admire my home, admire my son, he's my clone.
Yeah. (x2)
This land is mine, this land is free, I'll do what I want, yet irresponsibly.
It's evolution baby. Yea.

I'm a thief, I'm a liar.
There's my church I sing in the choir.
Hall-le-lu-jah. (x2)

Admire me, admire my home, admire my song, admire my clothes.
Cause we know, appetite for nightly feasts.
Those ignorant Indians got nothing on me.
Nothing. Why? Because, it's evolution baby. Yeah, woh.

I am ahead, I am advanced, I am the first mammal to make plans. Yeah.
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher.
2010 watch it go to fire.
It's evolution baby. Yeah. (x2)
Do the evolution.
Come on. (x3)
Yeah, woh. It's evolution baby.

 

THE COLOR RED

We're all crazy. We're all crazy at war. (x6)

 

MFC

Sliding out of reverse into drive.
This wheel will be turning right, then straight.
Off in the sunset she'll ride.
She can remember a time, denied.
Stood by the side of the road.
Spilled like wine now.
She's out on her own and line high.

There's no leaving here.
Ask I'm an ear.
She's disappeared, now. Oh...

They said that timing was everything.
Made him want to be everywhere.
There's a lot to be said for nowhere.

There's no leaving here.
Ask I'm an ear.
He's disappeared now.

There's no leaving here.
Ask I'm an ear.
Fuck it. We'll disappear, now.

 

LOW LIGHT

Clouds roll by.
"Reeling," is what they say.
Or is it just my way?
Wind blows by.

Low light. Sidetracked. Low light.
Can't see my tracks your scent way back.

Can I be here all alone?
Clear a path to my home.
Blood runs dry.

Books and jealousy tell me wrong.
I will feel calm.
Poise blows by.

Low light. Car crash. Low light.
Can wear my mask. Your first my last.

Voice goes by.
Two birds is what they'll see getting lost upon their way.
Wind rolls by.

Low light. Eye sight. Low light.
I need the light. I'll find my way from wrong.
What's real? The dream I see.

 

IN HIDING

I shut and lock the front door.
No way in or out.
I turned and walked the hallway, and pulled the curtains down.
I knelt and emptied the mouth of every plug around.
But nothing's sound.
Oh, oh. Nothing's sound.

I stayed where my last step left me.
Ignored all my rounds
Soon I was seeing visions and cracks along the walls.
Oh. They were upside down. Oh. Oh.
I swallow my words to keep from lying.
I swallow my face just to keep from biting. I, I...
I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving. Diving.
I surfaced and all of my being was enlightened.
Now I'm...

I'm in hiding. (x4)

It's been about three days now since I've been aground.
No longer overwhelmed.
And it seems so simple now.
It's funny when things change so much, it's all state of mind.

I swallowed my words to keep from lying.
I swallowed my face just to keep from biting. I, I...
I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving. I was diving.
I surfaced and all of my being was enlightened.
Now I'm...

I'm in hiding. I'm in hiding, I'm...
I'm in hiding, I am, oh. I'm in hiding
I'm in hiding yeah. I'm in hiding, I am...
I'm in hiding. (x2)

 

PUSH ME PULL ME

(Get me outta here... It's what I see...)

I had a false belief. I thought I came here to stay.
We're all just visiting. All just breaking like waves.
The oceans made me, but who came up with love?
Push me pull me, push me. Or pull me out.

Push me pull me. Or pull me out. (x2)

So if there were no angels would there be no sin?
Huh, you better stop me before I begin.
But let me say.
If I behave can you arrange a spacious hole in the ground?
Somewhere nice. Make it nice.
Where the land meets high tide.

Push me pull me. Or just pull me out.
Push me pull me.
Push me or pull me. Or pull me out.
Push me pull me, out.

Like a cloud dropping rain I'm discarding all thought.
I'll dry up leaving puddles on the ground.
I'm like an opening band for the sun.

Push me pull me. Or just pull me out.
Push me pull me. Push or pull me out.
Push me pull me. Just pull me out, out, out.
Push me pull me, out.

I've had enough, said enough, felt enough, I'm fine now.
Push me pull me. See ya later...

 

ALL THOSE YESTERDAYS

Don't you think you oughtta rest?
Don't you think you oughtta lay you head down?
Don't you think you want to sleep?
Don't you think you oughtta lay your head down, tonight.
Don't you think you've done enough?
Oh, don't you think you've got enough? Well, maybe yea.
You don't think there's time to stop.
There's time enough for you to lay your head down, tonight.
Tonight.

Maybe it'll wash away all those yesterdays.

What are you running from?
Taking pills to get along.
Creating walls to call your own.
So no one catches you drifting off and doing all the things that we all do.

Oh, let it wash away all those yesterdays.

All those yesterdays. (All those yesterdays. All those yesterdays.)
All those paper plates. (All those yesterdays. All those yesterdays.)
You've got time. You've got time to escape.
There's still time. It's no crime to escape.
It's no crime to escape. (x2)
There's still time so escape. It's no crime, crime...
All those yesterdays. (x9)

 

 

 


BINAURAL

Pearl Jam - Binaural, 2000

 

 

BREAKERFALL

Ah. There's a girl on a ledge who's got nowhere to turn.
Cause all the love that she had was just wood that she burned.
Now her life is on fire it's no ones concern.
She can blame the world or prey till dawn.
But only love can break her fall.
Break her fall. Yeah, only love can break her fall. Fall. It's like she lost her invitation to the party on earth and she's standing outside hating everyone here.
Yeah, she's her own disease, crying to her doll.
But only love can break her fall.
Break her fall. Only love can break her fall. Yeah. Yeah fall. Blame the world. Break her fall. Break her fall.
Love, love, love can break her fall. Who?
Now only love can break her fall.
Love, love can break her fall. Fall.
Love, love can break her fall.
Only love can break her.

 

GOD'S DICE

It's out of my hands making your hands meet.
Stumble rises crumbling out of reach.
It's in the cards of destiny your sanity in tow.
Designate my luck. Uh resignate. This power has no roots to guide. No role.
Trust me. Rusted minds refuse to go.
Unwillingness is meaningless to walk away in vain.
Designate my will.
Ah, designate my fill.
Ah resignate.
My will is crashing. Synapses flashing slow.
Ah, days like frame by frame. Where do they go?
Ah yeah, why fight? Forget it. Cannot spend it after I go.
Roll them high. Throw them again. All god's dice. Monkey driven. Call this living? Ha.
Ah, too much thought it's overwrought a hole.
Yeah, minding yours what's mine not yours.
Will finish us off.
Ah, designate my life.
Ah, designate my view.
Ah, resignate my will, my will, my will, I will.
Resignate my god.

 

EVACUATION

The sirens scream wanton attention.
Time to take heed and change direction.
Time to take stock and make omissions.
Evacuation. Evacuation. Time to take leave all formal functions.
Time to plant seeds of a reconstruction.
No time this time to feign reluctance.
It's like your waiting for a diamond shore to wash your way.
Bets put aside you're evil. Lets crawl into your face.
A vision vague or not raising a frightful wake you up.
Time for evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation.
Evacuation. Evacuation.
There was a solemn man. Watched his twilight disappear. In the sand.
Altered by a falling eagle. A warning sign. Sign.
He sensed that worry could be strength with a plan he said, "Time for evacuation."
Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation. Evacuation.

 

LIGHT YEARS

I've used hammers made out of wood.
I have played games with pieces and rules.
I undeciphered tricks at the bar.
But now you're gone. I haven't figured out why.
I've come up with riddles and jokes about war.
I figured out numbers and what they're for.
I've understood feelings and I've understood words but how could you be taken away?
And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go.
It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.
Your lights reflected now. Reflected from afar.
We were but stones. Your light made us stars.
With heavy breath awakened regrets.
Back pages and days alone that could have been spent together but we were miles apart.
Every inch between us becomes light years now.
No time to be void or save up on life.
Oh, you got to spend it all.
And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go.
It don't seem fair. You seam to like it here.
Your lights reflected now. Reflected from afar.
We were but stones. Your light made us stars.
And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go.
It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.
Your lights reflected now. Reflected from afar.
We were by stones. Your light made us stars.

 

NOTHING AS IT SEEMS

Don't feel like home. He's a little out.
And all these words elope. It's nothing like your poem.
Putting in. Inputting in. Don't feel like methadone.
A scratching voice all alone it's nothing like your baritone.
It's nothing as it seems. The little that he needs. It's home.
The little that he sees. Is nothing he concedes. It's home.
One uninvited chromosome. A blanket like the ozone. It's nothing as it seems. All that he needs. It's home.
The little that he frees is nothing he believes.
Saving up a sunny day. Something maybe two tone.
Anything of his own. A chip off the corner stone.
Who's kidding? Rainy day. A one way ticket headstone.
Occupations overthrown. A whisper through a megaphone.
It's nothing as it seems. The little that he needs. It's home.
The little that he sees is nothing he concedes. It's home.
And all that he frees. A little bittersweet. It's home.
It's nothing as it seems. The little that you see it's home.

 

THIN AIR

There's a light, when my baby's in my arms.
There's a light, when the window shades are drawn.
Hesitate when I feel I may do harm to her.
Wash it off cause this feeling we can share.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
Byzantine is reflected in our pond.
There's a cloud, but the water remains calm.
Reaching in the suns fingers clutch the dawn to pass.
Even out, it's a precious thing to bear.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
Yes I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
It's not in my past to presume.
Love can keep on moving in both directions.
How to be happy and true is quest we're taking on together.
Take it on, on, on, on, on.
Take it on, on, on, on, on.
There's a light when my baby's in my arms.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
Yes I know she's reached my heart.

 

INSIGNIFICANCE

All in all it's no one's fault. Excuses turn to carbon walls.
Blame it all on chemical intercourse.
The swallowed seeds of arrogance breeding in the thoughts of ten-thousand fools that fight irrelevance.

The full moon is dead skin. The one down here's wearing thin.
So set up the ten pins as the human tide rolls in.
Like a ball that's spinning.

Bombs dropping down overhead. On the ground.
It's instilled to want to live.
Bombs dropping down. Please forgive our hometown in our insignificance.

"Turn the jukebox up," he said. Dancing in irreverence.
Play C-3. Let the song protest.

The plates began to shift. Perfect lefts come rolling in.
I was alone and far away, hey. When I heard the band start playing.
On the lip they take off.

Bombs dropping down overhead. Underground.
It's instilled to want to live.
Bombs dropping down. Please forgive our hometown in our insignificance.

Feel like resonance of distance. In the blood the iron lies.

It's instilled to want to live.
Bombs dropping down. Please forgive our hometown in our insignificance.
Oh, in our insignificance, oh.

 

OF THE GIRL

Oh he deals them off of the top. Ties them off.
Fills it up with his past. Gets carried away.
Oh half his life a hand me down wasted away.
Oh he fills it up with the love of a girl.

Oh he left it alone drilled the pain with money to buy.

How he makes his getaway. How he makes his getaway.

Oh he chose a path. Heavy the fall. Quarter to four.
Fills his night with the thought of a girl.

How he makes his getaway. How he makes his getaway.
How he makes his getaway. Get away.

 

GRIEVANCE

Have a drink they're buying.
Bottom of bottle of denial.

Big eye, big eye watching me.
Have to wonder what it sees. Sin.
Progress laced with ramifications.
Freedom's big punch. Oh.

Pull the innocent from a crowd.
Raise those sticks them bring them down.
If they fail to obey.
Ah, if they fail to obey. Yeah yeah.

For every tool they lend us a loss of independence.

I pledge my grievance to the flag.
Cause you don't give blood then take it back again.
Oh we're all deserving something more.

Progress. Taste it. Invest it all.
Champagne breakfast for everyone. Everyone.

Break the innocent when they're proud.
Raise those stakes then bring them down.
If they fail to obey.
Yeah, ha, if they fail to obey.

Pledge your grievance to the flag.
Cause, don't give blood then take it back again.
Oh, we're all deserving something more.

Have a, have a drink, drink. Have a, have a drink, drink.

I want to breathe part of the scene.
I want to taste everyone I see.
I want to run when I'm up high.
I want to run to the sea.
I want life to be.
I just want to be.
I will feel alive as long as I am free.

 

RIVAL

(dog playing tug-of-war)

All my rivals will see what I have in store. My gun.
I've been harboring fleets in this reservoir. Red sun.
And this nations' about to explode.

You're disciples are riddled with metaphors. Well hung.
Better pony up and bring both your barrels full. Not one.
As we release this unspeakable toll. Woh.

Happy idols ??? can crawl. [not sure about this line]
All the sound and acting well. [not sure about this line]
Ahh.

How's our mother to damn these contributors. With mud.
How will the man who made chemicals difficult. Shed blood.
How's our father supposed to be told.
I don't... ...know.

 

SLEIGHT OF HAND

Routine was the theme. He'd wake up wash and pour himself into uniform.
Something he hadn't imagined being.
As the merging traffic passed he found himself staring down at his own hands.
Not remembering the change. Not recalling the plan. Was it?

He was okay but wondering about wandering.
Was his age by consequence or was he moved by sleight of hand?

Mondays were made to fall. Lost on a road he knew by heart.
It was like a book he read in his sleep. Endlessly.
Sometimes he hid in the radio watching other pull into their homes.
While he was drifting.

On a line of his own. Off the line of the side. Bye the by.
As dirt turned to sand. As if moved by sleight of hand.

When he reached the shore of his clip on world he resurfaced to the norm.
Organized his few things. His coat and keys.
And he knew realizations would have to wait.
Till he had more time. More time.

A time to dream to himself. He waves goodbye to his self.
I'll see you on the other side.
Another man moved by slight of hand.

 

SOON FORGET

Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette.
Thinks he'll get the girl he'll only get the mechanic.
What's missing? He's living a day he'll soon forget.

That's one more time around. The sun is going down.
The moon is out but he's drunk and shouting.
Putting people down. He's pissing. He's living a day he'll soon forget.

Counts his money every morning. The only thing that keeps him horny.
Locked in a giant house that's alarming.
The townsfolk they all laugh.

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for hi-rise rent.
Seem the more you make equals the loneliness you get.
And it's fitting. He's barley living a day he'll soon forget.

That's one more time around and there is not a sound.
He's lying dead clutching Benjamins. Never put the money down.
He's stiffening. We're all whistling a man we'll soon forget.

 

PARTING WAYS

Behind her eyes there's curtains and they've been closed to hide the flames. Remains.
She knows their futures burning but she can smile just the same. Same.
And though her mood is fine today there's a fear they'll soon be parting ways.

Standing like a statue. A chin of stone a heart of clay. Hey.
And thought he's too big a man to say there's a fear they'll soon be parting ways.

Drifting away. Drifting away. Drifting away. Away. Away.
Drifting away. Drifting away. Drifting away. Away. Away.

 

 


RIOT ACT

 

CAN'T KEEP

I wanna shake. I wanna wind out.

I wanna leave this mind and shout.

I've lived all this life like an ocean in disguise.

I don't live forever. You can't keep me here.

I wanna race with the sundown.

I want a last breath. I don't let out.

Forgive every being.

The bad feelings. It's just me.

I won't wait for answers.

You can't keep me here.

I wanna rise and say goodnight.

I wanna take a look on the other side.

I've lived all those lives.

It's been wonder. Full at night.

I will live for ever.

You can't keep me here.

 

SAVE YOU

I'm gonna save you fucker. Not gonna lose you.

I'm feeling cocky and strong. Can't let you go.

Too important to me. Too important to us. We'd be lost without you.

I'm baby, let yourself fall. I'm right below you now.

And fuck me if I say something you don't wanna hear. Fuck me.

And fuck me if you only hear what you wanna hear.

Fuck me if I care but I'm not leaving here.

You helped me when I was down. I'll help when you're down.

Why are you hitting yourself? C'mon hit me instead.

Let's pick up your will. It's grown fat and lazy.

I'm sympathetic as well. Don't go on me now.

And I'm not living this life without you.

I'm selfish and clear.

You're not leaving here without me.

I don't wanna be without my best friend.

Wake up to see you could have it all.

Cause there is but you. And something within you.

It's taken control. Let's beat it. Get up. Let's go.

Oh you're in your own world, let's see the whole world.

Let's pick up your soul.

Fuck me if I say something you don't wanna hear. Fuck me.

Fuck me if you only hear the treble in your head.

Please help me to help you help yourself.

Help me help yourself. Please want me to. Please let me to help you.

 

 

 LOVE BOAT CAPTAIN

Is this just another day? This god forgotten place.

First comes love and then comes pain. Let the games begin.

Questions rise and answers fall insurmountable.

Love boat captain take the reigns and steer us towards the clear. Here.

It's already been sung but it can't be said enough.

All you need is love.

Is this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves.

Trying to shake the cancer off. Stupid human beings.

Once you hold the hand of love it's all surmountable.

Hold me and make it the truth.

That when all is lost there will be you.

Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing.

And there's just one word I still believe.

And it's love.

It's an art to live with pain. Mix the light into grey.

Lost nine friends we'll never know. Two years ago today.

And if our lives became too long would it add to our regret?

And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today.

The wisdom that the old can't give away.

Hey, constant recoil. Sometimes life don't leave you alone.

Hold me and make it the truth.

That when all is lost there will be you.

Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing.

And there's just one word that I still believe and it's love.

Love. love. love. love.

Love boat captain take the reigns. Steer us towards the clear.

I know it's already been sung. Can't be said enough.

Love is all you need. All you need is love.

Love. Love. Love.

 

 

CROPDUSTER

Light green to green, dark green, brown.

Every life is falling down.

Brown to black, it's coming back.

Dies to be part of the ground.

Seed to seedling, root to stem.

Eyes, no eyes, there's no difference.

Every life is looking in.

Swallowing seeds on the deathbed.

Dig a hole in the garden.

Everyone is practicing.

But this world's an accident.

I was the fool because I thought.

I thought the world. Turns out the world thought me.

It's all the other way round. We're upside down.

Daddy's gone up flames.

But this ain't no movie.

This ain't no book you can close.

When the big lie hits your eye.

Everybody's practicing.

Our world's an accident.

I was the fool because I thought.

I thought the world. Turns out the world thought me.

It's all the other way round. We're upside down.

Let the fluence sat it down. (x2)

There's an upside of down.

The moon is rolling round the world. (x2)

 

 

GHOST

The mind is grey like the city.

Packing in and overgrown.

Love is deep. Dig it out.

Standing in a hole alone.

Working for something that one can never hold.

A place in the clouds.

Good place to hide oh my oh.

So I'm flying away, away.

Driving away, away.

Finding. Hoping. Ways I missed before. Missed before.

The TV, she talks to me.

Breaking news and building walls.

Selling me, what I don't need.

I didn't know soap made you taller.

So I'm riding away, away.

Hiding away, away.

So much talk it makes no sense at all. My sense is getting cold.

So I'm hiding away, away.

Driving away, away.

Passing old friends I won't know at all. Won't know at all.

It doesn't hurt when I bleed.

But my memories they eat me.

I've seen it all before.

Bring it on cause I'm no victim.

Dying away, away.

 

I AM MINE

The selfish. They're all standing in line.

Fathing and hoping to buy themselves time.

He I figure as each breath goes by.

I only own my mind.

The north is to south what the clock is to time.

There's east and there's west and there's everywhere lines.

I know I was born and I know that I'll die.

The in between is mine.

I am mine.

And the feeling it gets left behind.

All the innocence lost at one time.

Significant behind the eyes.

There's no need to hide.

We're safe tonight.

The ocean is full cause everyone's crying.

The full moon is looking for friends at high tide.

The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrows denied.

I only know my mind.

I am mine.

And the meaning it gets left behind.

All the innocents lost at one time.

Significant behind the eyes.

There's no need to hide.

We're safe tonight. What.

And the feelings that get left behind.

All the innocence broken with lies.

Significance between the lines.

We may need to hide.

And the meaning that get left behind.

All the innocence lost at one time.

We're all different behind the eyes.

There's no need to hide.

 

 

THUMBING MY WAY

I have not been home since you left long ago.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.

Counting steps. Walking backwards on the road.

I'm counting my way back to heaven.

I can't be free with what's locked inside of me.

If there was a key you took it in your hands.

There's no wrong or right but I'm sure there's good and bad.

The questions linger overhead.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.

I'd wish that I could hold you. I'd wish that I had.

Thinking about heaven.

I let go of a rope. Thinking that's what held me back.

And in time I've realized it's now wrapped around my neck.

I can't see what's next from this lonely overpass.

Hang my head and count my steps as another car goes past.

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives.

Choosing the shiny ones instead.

I turned my back. Now there's not turning back.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.

I smile but who am I kidding.

I'm just walking the miles. Every once in a while I get a ride.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven. (x3)

 

YOU ARE

This broken wheel is coming undone.

And the road's exploding.

But you're keeping me strong.

Rolling along with you.

Love is a tower and you're the key.

Leading me higher. When you let me in.

Keeping us close, so close, on down the line.

Sometimes I burn like a dot on the sun with no one knowing.

But you're keeping me strong. Moving along with you.

You are a tower of strength to me.

The darkening hour sees light again.

Again. Ooh wah, ooh wah, you are, you are.

Love is a tower of strength to me.

I am the shoreline but you're the sea.

  The sea. You are.

 

 

GET RIGHT

I want for to lay down.

I'm waiting till sundown.

I'm searching the haystacks.

Water is sunshine.

Wait for the moment.

The moment between us.

The fire is made now.

Harder to touch.

I wanted to get right. (x3)

With it. With you.

Bakers dozen parades.

Stand and debate.

Out single file.

Nine in a row.

Swear if you must.

Keeping your boots on.

Float with the now.

Hot to the touch.

Concrete underground.

Cast out everyday.

Dregs of society.

Underbelly, inside of me.

Rejoice and follow thee.

I wanted to get right. (x3)

With it. With you.

I wanted to get right.

 

GREEN DISEASE

G-R-E-E-D

It's a disease and they're all green.

It emminates from their being.

Agitation with occupation.

And like weeds with big leaves.

Stealing light from what's beneath.

Where they have more. Still they take more.

Course I know. Then I don't.

There's a stoway with my throat.

It's deceiving. I don't believe him.

We can scream out our doors.

Behind the wall a fat man snores.

In his dreams he's choking on leaves.

Well I guess there's nothing wrong with what you say.

But don't sell me, "There can't be better ways."

Tell the captain "This boat's not safe, and we're drowning."

Turns up he's the one making waves. Waves. Waves.

I said there's nothing wrong with what you say.

Believe me just asking you to sway.

No white or black just grey.

Can you feel this world with your heart and not your brain?

G-R-E-E-D

 

 HELP HELP

Tell me what I wanna hear.

This shits too good to be true.

My dear.

Tell me lies. Tell me lies, tell me. Tell me lies, tell me.

Help me. (x6)

Storybook keeps from hurting me.

You see.

Shell of the man from the sea.

Tell me lies. Tell me lies, tell me. Tell me lies, tell me.

Tell me why. Tell me why, tell me. Tell me why, tell me.

Tell me lies. Tell me lies, tell me. Tell me lies, tell me.

Help me. (x6)

Reservoir of hate and fear.

Invisible in repair.

A hundred thieves cast a spell.

This is hell.

Help me. (x6)

The man they call my enemy.

I've seen his eyes he looks just like me, a mirror.

The more you read, we've been deceived everyday it becomes clearer.

Clearer. Clearer. Clearer.

Not my enemy. No, not my enemy.

Don't speak for me. No, not my enemy.

 

BUSHLEAGUER

How does he do it? How do they do it? Uncanny and immutable.

This is such a happening tailpipe of a party.

Like sugar, the guests are so refined.

A confidence man but why so beleagued?

He's not a leader he's a Texas leaguer.

Swinging for the fence. Got lucky with a strike.

Drilling for fear makes the job simple.

Born on third. Thinks he got a triple.

Blackout weaves its way through the cities.

Blackout weaves its way through the cities.

Blackout weaves its way.

I remember when you sang that song about today.

Now it's tomorrow and everything has changed.

A think tank of aloof multiplication.

A nicotine wish and a columbus decanter.

Retrenchment and hoggishness.

The aristocrat choir sings, "What's the ruckus?"

The haves have not a clue.

The immenseness of suffering.

And the odd negotiation. A rarity.

With onionskin plausibility of life.

And a keyboard reaffirmation.

Blackout weaves its way through the cities.

Blackout weaves its way through the cities.

Blackout weaves its way.

I remember when you sang that song about today.

Now it's tomorrow and everything has changed.

 

 1/2 FULL

Climbing on a mountain.

Floating out on the sea.

Far from lights of a city.

The elements they speak to me.

Whispering that life.

Existed long before breed.

Balancing the world.

On its knee.

Don't see some men as half empty.

See them half full of shit.

Thinking that we're all but slaves.

There's ain't gonna be.

No middle anymore.

It's been said before.

The haves be having more.

Yet still bored.

Won't someone save?

Won't someone save, the world?

 

ARC

[ vocal ]

 

 

ALL OR NONE

It's a hopeless situation.

And I'm starting to believe that this hopeless situation is what I'm trying to achieve.

But I try to run on.

It's all or none.

All or none.

Here's the selfless confession leading me back to war.

Can we help that our destinations are the ones we've been before.

I still try to run on but it's all or none.

All or none.

To myself I surrender to the one I'll never please.

But I still try to run on.

You know I still try to run on.

But it's all or none.

All or none.

 

 

 


B-SIDES

 

WASH

Oh please let it rain today. This city's so filthy. Like my mind in ways.
Oh it was the time. Like a clean new taste.
Smiling eyes before me and tears from my face.
Wash my love. Wash my love. Wash my love, yeah. Sin for sale. Buying just a need. Just 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 someday.
Bring it back, bring it back. Back to, to the clean form. To the pure form.
Wash my love. (x8)
Ooh...

 

DIRTY FRANK

Ragh woo eats meat eats meat hahaha look out Dirty Frank Dahmer he's a gourmet cook, yeah.
I got a recipe for anglo-saxin 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. A Dirty frank yeah
A Dirty frank ooh
A Dirty frank yea oh
Keeps it clean. a keeps it copaseptic
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 stadiums tiny clubs every venue.
A his bus. a your trust.
There goes another turned into crust.
Dirty frank a Dirty Frank yeah. A Dirty frank. oh a Dirty Frank.
Yeah, oh, watch it! now
Why that dirty Frank was a bad mother... Shut your mouth! Hey man, I'm just talking about dirty Frank.
Oh wa-ha a yea cookoo there fucking crazy these kids are driving me crazy 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, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Dirty frank frank frank frank a Dirty frank yea
Dirty frank oh a dirty frank a yea yea yea
Wa yea a yea yea yea yea oh he's gone fruit loops it's the perfect job Cook 'em just to see the look on their face. I cook 'em just to see the look on their face. (x10 total) Mommy mommy I'll just sing mommy no no ahh Why Why that dirty Frank was a bad mother... Shut your mouth! Hey man, I'm just talking about dirty Frank. Yeah. Dirty Frank wow a Dirty Frank a dirty frank yeah Why that dirty Frank was a bad mother... Shut your mouth! Hey man, I'm just talking about dirty Frank. Woo. A Dirty Frank. Yeah, a dirty frank. (x2)
Dirty frank. (~x8)
Wo Ok I think that's enough

 

I'VE GOT A FEELING

I've got a feeling. A feeling deep inside oh yeah. Oh, yeah.
I've got a feeling. A feeling I can't hide oh no, no. Whoa, no.
Yeah. Yeah, I've got a feeling, yeah.
Oh please believe me. I'd hate to miss the train oh yeah. Oh, yeah. Haha.
Ooh, and if you leave me I won't be late again no no, no. Oh, no.
Yeah. I've got a feeling. Yeah whew ooh oh yeah.
And I don't understand how come nobody told me.
Why I'd want to sing like a Milli Vanilli?
All I ever wanted was someone who looked like you. You, oh.
I got a feeling that keeps me on my toes oh yeah yeah. Oh yeah.
Uh huh. I got a feeling. I think that everybody knows, oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah.
Yeah, wow I got a feeling. Yeah, whoa.
Everybody had a good year though we never saw the sunshine.
Everybody had a wet dream.
Making Temple was a good time.
Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Everybody made a movie. Everybody had one line.
Everybody misses Andy. We'll be seeing him in no time.
Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Ooh, yeah. I got a feeling, yeah. Oh.
I got a feeling. A feeling deep inside oh yeah yeah. Oh yeah.
Ooh, I got a feeling. A feeling I can't hide oh no no. Oh no.
Yeah, I got a feeling. yeah yeah ah ooh yeah.

 

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 a 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.
I did, oh, what I had to do. If there was a reason it was you. Footsteps in the hall... It was you, you.
Oh, pictures on my chest... It was you. It was you...
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.
A footsteps in the hall... It was you, you.
Oh, pictures on my chest... It was you, you. Oh

 

YELLOW LEDBETTER

Unsealed on a porch a letter sat.
Then you said, "I wanna leave it again."
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand. And on the sand I wanna leave it again. Yeah.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah.
And they called and I said that "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."
Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
But 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 why there's something else.
I wanna drum it all away... [ ;-) ]
Oh, I said, "I don't, I don't know wheather I was the boxer or the bag."
Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
But 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. Yeah.
I don't wanna stay. (x2)
I don't... Don't wanna, oh... Yeah. Ooh... Ohh...

 

ALONE

Ooh, yeah. Ooh, yeah. Mmm, 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.
Out of bed and he dreams in the shower. She's standing naked and apologizing.
Reaches for her till his mind becomes blood hot. Woken up to be burned burned again.
Go it alone. You got it so it goes.
Gonna breathe and I said, "I can't take it any other way."
On the streets he's walking wounded. Doesn't smile for the child at play.
Thoughts of suicide and alleviation. Anything to get his heart off of the coals.
Does he fly away or just talk about it? Like a seagull born to cry in the wind.
Own experiences lead to a younger. All-alone you will meet the one who lies in wait.
Go it alone. You got it so it goes.
Try to breathe while you can. You can't take it any other way. Yeah, yeah.
I can help myself don't talk to me.
I can help myself don't talk to me.
I can help myself. Myself.
I can help myself don't talk to me.
I can help myself don't talk to me.
I can help myself don't talk to me.
I can help myself. Myself.
I can help myself don't talk to me. I can help myself. 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... he can't... he can't...
I can help myself don't talk to me.

 

OUT OF MY MIND

Out of my mind. Yeah. Out of my mind. Yeah. All of the time. Yeah. Wish you could help me mister. Wish you could lift me up.
Wish you could pack my parachute mister. Wish you could pull me up.
Oh the winds of change. I'm stuck beneath the rain.
Oh I wish you could help me up, yeah.
Out of my mind. Out of my mind. Yeah.
Oh, once inside. I'm out of my mind. Out.
Out of my mind. Out of my mind. Yeah.
Oh, once inside. I'm out of my mind.
Wish you could help me. Give me a pill.
A just a little drink that I could swill.
A little something, anything, anything, I'll try it all.
I ain't got nowhere to go from here.
I'm just about this far from drowning in my very own tears.
Out of my mind. Out of my mind. Yeah.
Oh, once inside. I'm out of my mind. Yeah.
Out of my mind. Out of my mind. Yeah.
Oh, once inside. I'm out of my mind.
I don't feel so hot. Out of my mind. Where do I go? Where do I stay? I got no place to lay on the hay.
Where do I go to soothe my head? Guess I'll turn on music instead.
Where do I see? Where do I shine? No one wants to take my mind.
Where do I go? How do I feel? Guess I'll waste away in here.
Out of my mind. (x11)
Out of my mind every single time.

 

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 sain.
Hormones firing like a fifty foot Roman, yeah.
Please don't make me explain. Don't matter anyway.
Phontom 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. Me knowing the truth I can not concure. Na-na. Hormones firing like a fifty foot Roman, yeah.
Please don't make me explain. Doesn't matter anyway.
Hormones firing like a fifty foot Roman, yeah.
Please don't make me explain.
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.
Yeah, hormones firing like a fifty foot Roman, yeah.
Please don't make me explain. Doesn't fucking matter anyway.
Hormones firing like a fifty foot Roman, yeah. Please don't make me explain.

 

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 up, 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 brung 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.

 

LEATHERMAN

I heard about a man to whom I may be related. He's leatherman.
Died a long time ago in the 1880's. Leatherman. Leatherman.
Covered with leather but it wasn't tight. Underneath a moon in the woods at night.
Making the rounds ten miles a day. Once a month they'd spot him and here's what they'd say.
"Here he comes. He's a man of the land. He's leatherman
Smile on his face. Axe in his pack.
He's leatherman. Leatherman. Leatherman."
Comes out of the caves once a day to be fed.
He wasn't known to stay much but, "Thanks for the bread."
So, modern day I walk my way with my jacket faded just like a man of leather whom I may be related.
Rolled cigarette for which he'd ask for a light.
Appear to be an animal. Yet, so polite.
Making the rounds ten miles a day. Once a month they'd spot him and here's what they'd say
"Here he comes he's a man of the land. He's leatherman
Smile on his face. Axe in his hand.
He's leatherman. Leatherman. Leatherman."
Leatherman. Leatherman.
Shake his hand. He's leatherman. Bake some bread. He's leatherman.
Shame he's dead. I saw his bed.
It's all that's left of leatherman. Leatherman.
Give me some skin Leatherman.

 

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.

 


OTHER SONGS

 

BREATH

 

Oh, tonight began with anything.

Shaft of a light. A warm breath and a scream.

Ah, yeah.

Oh, tamper if you like between the doors.

Oh yeah. Huh. Huh.

Oh, can't expect to go out, to go out with anything, anything more.

 

Oh reach the door. A breath and a...

Oh reach the door. And a la la la la yeah.

Life ain't what it's worth.

A breath and a... Oh reach the door.

 

All these reaching hands out grabbing things. Grabbing me.

Day in day out accumulating. Ah yeah.

Whoa. I suggest you step out on your porch.

Oh yeah. Huh. huh. Huh huh, yeah.

Run away my son. See it all. Oh see the world.

 

Oh reach the door. A breath and a...

Oh reach the door. Oha and a la la la la yeah.

Life ain't what it's worth.

A breath and a... Oh reach the door.

 

Come. Here it comes. There it goes. When it comes.

Where it goes. Where it comes.

Can't see through the faith. Woah.

Ooh. Come. Here it comes. There it goes.

Grasp what you can.

Don't you know there's something inside your head, yeah.

 

Oh, if I knew where it was I would take you there but there's much more than this.

Ooh. Whoa, much more than this. Woh see the world. Much more than...

Oh, much more than. Why?

 

 

STATE OF LOVE AND TRUST

 

Woh.

 

State of love and trust as I busted down the pretext.

Sin still plays and preaches but to have an empty court. Uh huh.

And the signs are passing. grip the wheel can't read it.

Sacrifice receiving the smell that's on my hands. Hands, yeah.

 

And I listen for the voice inside my head. Nothing. I'll do this one myself.

 

Lay her down as priest does. Should the lord be a counting?

Will be in my honor. Make it pain, painfully clear. Uh huh.

Promises are whispered in the age of darkness.

Want to be enlightened like I want to be told the end. End, yeah.

 

And the barrel shakes aimed a-directly at my head.

Oh help me. Help me from myself.

And I listen from both sides of a friend. Nothing. I'll do this one myself.

 

Uh huh huh oh. Myself. Myself.

??????

Yeah yeah.

 

Hey, na na na na. Hey that's something. (x3)

Want-it back, back to the left. Yeah. huh uh.

 

And I listen oh for the voice inside my head. Nothing. I'll do this one myself.

Oh, ah and the barrel waits. Trigger shakes. Aimed right at my head.

Won't you help me? Help me from myself. Oh.

Ohh. Hey oh hey oh. Hey oh hey oh hey oh. Yeah woh woh.

 

Hmm, state of love and trust and a...

State of love and trust and a... (x2)

State of love and... Yeah. Woh woh woh.

 

CRAZY MARY

 

She lived on the curve in the road in an old tar paper shack.

On the south side of the town on the wrong side of the tracks.

Sometimes on the way into town we'd say, "Mama can we stop and give her a ride?"

Sometimes we did but her hands flew from her side.

Wild eyed crazy Mary.

 

Down a long dirt road past the Parson's place.

That old blue car we used to race.

Little country store with a sign tacked to the side.

Said 'NO LOITERING ALLOWED.'

Underneath that sign always congregated quite a crowd.

 

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.

Take a bottle drink it down. Drink it... Pass it around. Pass it a...

A-take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it a... Pass it around.

 

One night thunder cracked. Mercy backed outside her windowsill.

Dreamed I was flying high above the trees over the hills.

Looked down into the house of Mary.

Terrible thoughts. Newspaper covered walls. And Mary rising up above it all.

Oh... Oh... Oh...

 

Next morning on the way into town saw some skid marks and followed them around.

Over the curve, through the fields, into the house of Mary.

That what you fear the most could meet you halfway. (x2)

 

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it around. Pass it a...

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it a... Pass it around.

Oh, pass it a... Pass it arround. Pass it a... Pass it a... Pass it a...

Oh yeah.

 

LEAVING HOME

 

Hey fellas have you heard the news? Oh yeah.

The women in this town are being missused. Oh yeah.

Yeah I seen it all in my dreams last night. Oh yeah.

Girls leaving this town cuse they don't treat em right-a. Oh yeah.

 

I'll take a train. (take a train)

Fly by plane. (fly by plane)

There getting tired. (getting tired)

Getting sick and tired. (sick and tired)

 

Oh you fellas better change your ways. Oh yeah.

Them leaving this town in a matter of days. Oh yeah.

Girl is good you better treat em true. Oh yeah.

Seen fellas runnin arround with someone new. Oh yeah.

 

I'm gettin tired. (gettin tired)

Sick and tired. (sick and tired)

There leaving here. (leavin' here)

Oh leaving here. (leavin' here)

Oh leaving here yeah yeah yeah leaving here.

Been a while.

 

Oh yea (x4)

 

The love of a woman is a wonderfull thing. Oh yeah.

The way that we treat em is a cryin shame. Oh yeah.

I'll tell you fellas yea it won't be long. Oh yeah.

Before these women they all have gone. Oh yeah.

 

I'm gettin tired. (gettin tired)

Sick and tired. (sick and tired)

I'll take a train. (take a train)

Fly by plane. (fly by plane)

There leaving here yeah yeah yeah. Leaving here.

Leaving leaving. Oh leaving here now.

Baby baby baby. Please don't leave here.

Oh baby.

 

GREMMIE OUT OF CONTROL

 

1, 2, 1, 2

1, 2, 1 2 3 4

 

Every beach has a clown who thinks he knows it all.

Hang-ten outta Santa Fe when surf comes out tomorrow lets go!

And he's always practicing his cowabunga call.

Cowabunga!

But the menace scrambles when the big waves start to roll.

Wsssshhhh...

'Cuse there's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control.

 

Gremmie out of control. (x2)

There's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control.

 

The kids all know that a gremmie's talk is cheep.

Ride the Hula-Han over the pipeline bonsai to the saddle bowl.

Tho 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 then a gremmie out of control.

Gremmie out of control. (x2)

There's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control.

 

Gremmie out of control. (x2)

There's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control. (x3)

 

 

         HARD TO IMAGINE

 

Paint a picture forty shades of gray.

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.

Ohh (x4)

 

Fuck tradition. No one's safe from harm.

Wait a living. Cup and curse these arms.

After having seen all that they saw.

 

It's hard to imagine. It's hard to imagine.

Ohh (x4)

 

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.

Ohh (x4)

 

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.

Ohh (x4)

 

THE 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. Explored anything formally.

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 of 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. (x5)

They don't know how.

They won't fight back. (x3)

 

 

I GOT ID

 

My lips are shaking my nails are bit off.

Been a month since I've heard myself talk.

All the advantage this life's got on me.

Picture a cup in the middle of the sea.

 

And I fight back in my mind. Never lets me right out.

I got memories. I got shit so much it don't show.

 

Oh, I walked the lie when you held me in that night.

I walked the line when you held my hand that night.

 

On empty shell seem so easy to crack.

Got all these questions. Don't know who I could even ask.

So I'll just lie alone and wait for the dream where I'm not ugly and your looking at me.

 

And I stay in bed. Oh, in a little while I'll see you.

If just once I could feel love, oh, stare back at me. Yeah.

 

But I walked the lie when you held me in that night.

Oh, I walked the lie when you held my hand that night.

Oh, I walked the lie when you held me close that night.

I paid the price. Never held you in real life.

My lips are shaking...

 

 

    LONG ROAD

And I wished for so long. Cannot stay.

All the precious moments. Cannot stay.

It's not like wings have fallen. Cannot stay.

But still something's missing. I cannot say, yeah.

 

Holding hands are daughters and sons.

And their faiths are falling down, down, down, down.

I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

 

Will I walk the long road? (the long road) Cannot stay. (the long road)

There's no need to say goodbye. (to say goodbye)

 

All the friends and family.

All the memories going round, round, round, round.

I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

 

And the wind keeps roaring. And the sky keeps turning grey.

And the sun is set. The sun will rise another day.

 

I...

 

I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

 

Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.

Will I walk the long road. We all walk the long road.

Will I walk the long road?

Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.

Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.

Will I walk the long road?

 

 

  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

 

 

RAMBLINGS I

but i think your drums are

no cheep ones

hey everybody uh this is eddie from pearl jam

and jeff

and me too

and mike

and it's me mike

and i'd talk to you if i could fucking see you if i talk i'd fuck up the song so sorry

and he cusses too every time he talkes

and dave

daves here

daves not here and

dave is in the house

dave is here

I am the chief who undress in a green prom dress

he's not a quiet percussion one he's the new not quiet hard hitting one

i'm not the grinch cuse I didn't have a drink

anyway we all thought we'd wish you a merry Christmas

and we're very happy right now cause we're on tour with the chilli peppers

and that's them playing in the background and a happy new year

and god bless everyone everywhere

that was mike he's tiny Tim now

and this is eddie saying i'm a rhino and my skin is two feet thick

so we'll leave you with this song and thank you again bye

se you merry Christmas

merry christman woo no cheep ones

happy happyness is good

yes we like that

happy (x7) is good

you think the slayer tour is out or what

the slayer tours not happpering this year

we should probley rap this up cuse

See ya

being paied right now

bye merry Christmas

bye slayer happy new year

that was ment to blow up your speakers

this is my it's actually the devil in santa clauses suit after all if you switch the letters around in santa it speels satin

you gotta switch em around and change a couple of them

i just saw that last night on the news you know those little...

 

SONIC REDUCER

 

  I don't need anyone don't need no mom and dad

Don't need no good advice don't need no human rights

I got some news for you don't even need you too

I got my time machine got my 'lectronic dream

Sonic reducer ain't no loser

Got a sonic reducer sonic reducer

People out on the streets they don't know who I am

I watch them from my room they are just passing by

I'm not just anyone said I'm not just anyone

I got my time machine my little 'lectronic dream

Sonic reducer ain't no loser oh

Sonic reducer sonic reducer ahhh

Nothing left here there's not really nothing left here

I'll be your bearer soon love on some cotton doom

Things will be different then the sun will rise from here

Then I'll be ten feet tall then you'll be nothing at all

I got my time machine got my 'lectronic dream

Sonic reducer ain't no loser oh

Sonic reducer sonic reducer oh

Sonic reducer sonic reducer yeah

Sonic reducer sonic reducer sonic reducer oh

Sonic reducer sonic reducer (x3)

 

 

RAMBLINGS II

                    lets do this thing it's doing right now hey

merry Christmas we thought we'd give you a little insight into our band psysgolgy

which one of us is really fucked up that's the question we pose to you

is it eric johnson or it'll be the guy on the next album not wearing shoes

eric is dead

we just looked at the artwork for the christman single and it's preatty damm good

it's been a really fun year and

we're a little more relaxed at this little

we're much more relaxed right now

thank you guys very much for supporting us so much

say something nice to the people edward

hi he's doing the shy retuine right now

i'm not shy i'm just pissed

he's pissed and shy

merry pissmass

all right bye see ya

 

ANGEL

 Like an angel fly over your house

Like an angel pass out wishes

Like an angel I will move the arrow

Like an angel I live alone

I'm not livin' what was promised

I am close but can't enjoy

Oh I'm not dyin'

Oh I'm so tortured 'cause I see all

Tortured and all I cannot do

Tortured all I should have done

Tortured while I occupied a man

I'm not livin' what was promised

I am far from glorified

Oh I'm not dyin'

Oh I'm not alone

Mind is not a celestial state with idle hymns of praise

Time is short I have an appointment at noon at noon in Hell

Across the waste of space and fields of air I glide alone at night

Oh please please think of me 'cause I'm I'm by your side

I'm by your side I'm by your side oh

I'm I'm right in front of you I'm by your side

 

 

RAMBLINGS III

Stop

Fuck me in my brain (x2)

You fuckin' little cunt

You're drivin' me insane

Fuck me in the brain (x2)

You're drivin' me drivin' me insane

Fuck me in my life hah

You wanted to be my wife huh huh

Fuck me in my brain fuck

I'm ready for you

I don't believe nothin' even if it's true no

Fuck me fuck me in my brain

Fuck me my ears are open in my brain

Fuck me

You think I care 'Bout those emotions you wear

You think I care 'Bout the way you wear your veil

You think our love huh

Is so far above oh

Fuck me (x7)

 

 

   HISTORY NEVER REPEATS

           History never repeats

I tell myself before I go to sleep

Don't say the words you might regret

I lost before, you know I can't forget

There was a girl I used to know

She dealt my love a savage blow

I was so young, too blind to see

But anyway, that's history

And I say, history never repeats

I tell myself before I go to sleep

And there's a light shining in the dark

Leading me on towards a change of heart

You say I always play the fool

I can't go on if that's the rule

Better to jump than hesitate

I need a change and I can't wait

I say, history never repeats

I tell myself before I go to sleep

And there's a light shining in the dark

Leading me on towards a change of heart

Never repeats, whoa, oh

History never repeats (x2)

Deep in the night it's all so clear

I lie awake with great ideas

Looking about in no man's land

I think at last I understand

History never repeats

I tell myself before I go to sleep

And there's a light shining in the dark

Leading me on towards a change of heart

Ahhh

 

   SWALLOW MY PRIDE

 

     She looked at me with dignity said

"There's something you got to see if you know we're headed for war this country's prouder than ever before yes there's a spirit in the air we're more American than anywhere"

Well I just smiled 'cause I could tell this little girl's going to Hell

Now I wouldn't mind if you swallowed my pride

Would make me feel alright deep inside feel alright

All the warmth in her heart can't keep my blood from running cold

Keep my blood from running cold

First I fell for her looks now I just wanna go for the throat

I tried to tell her a hundred times this little girl didn't understand at all

Pride comes before a fall

Now I wouldn't mind if you swallowed my pride

Make me feel alright deep inside feel alright Ohh

This ain't the Garden of Eden

This ain't the summer of love

Things ain't what they used to be

There ain't no angels above

Whoa

Ain't the Garden of Eden

Ain't no angels above

Things ain't what they used to be

This ain't the summer of love

 

 

MY WAY

 And out isn't perfect

My friends I'll say it too

Stay my case of which I'm certain

I've lived a life as full

I've traveled each and every highway

Oh and more as more gets

I did it my way

Regrets I've had a few

But they're too few to mention

I did what I had

It's all through without exemption

I play each charted course

I've traveled each and every byway

And more much more than this

I did it my way

Well twice I'm sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew

I knew it all without a doubt

I ate it up and I had to spit it out

I passed it on and I stood tall

And I did it my way

 

OLYMPIC PLATINUM

If I could reach to the sky and touch it for my country

Get some on my finger and take in its smell

The smell of victory land of the free Olympic dream

My Olympic dream

My promotion scheme

How hard can it be

How high can I jump

How high can I throw

How high can I run

How high can I hold my breath and stay underwater

and wave my legs around in perfect unison with my partner who really doesn't understand me

For my Olympic dream

I'll be like Dwight Stone

I'll be like Bruce Jenner

I'll be like that girl who trained all her life as a distance runner and then tripped with a quarter mile to go

But I I will get up and I will run

I will run with the Georgia peach breeze and I will win

I will win my Olympic dream

The gold's just not good enough

And I don't even think of the bronze

I've ????? my life for Olympic Platinum

Olympic dream

I'll sing like Whitney

My Olympic dream

 

 

   HAPPY WHEN I'M CRYING

 

(It is a pleasure for us to wish you, together

with R.E.M., a merry cucumber)

 

 

I need a song to help along

When it feels wrong it seems so long

To get to the light

We live in homes talk on phones

Hear the tones can you hold

Moving fast as light TV's on at night

Does peace come out of fighting

Can truths come out of lying

I'm happy when I'm crying

If reality is what I see newspapers mag-azines TV

Tell's what's going on leading us along

It's not absurd to all get heard

Put our feelings into words

You have to reach inside no feelings to hide

Does peace from out of fighting

Can truth come out of lying

I'm happy when I'm crying

Bring children into the world

We couldn't have done it by ourselves

Stop and wonder why

There's more than meets the eye

Somewhere inside I did believe

I can't belong I was wrong

I have gained insight

I will see the light

Truth isn't lying

Peace isn't fighting

Love isn't dying

 

LIVE FOR TODAY

 

     You had this bright idea one late summer night.

Candy-coated popcorn strung like a beaded curtain hung over your door.

I guess the heat got to it, dripped and melted all over the floor.

Chocolate-covered cherries in tin foil boats float around the floorboard.

I had to laugh not to cry.

Now all your possessions, all of your things, all of your hopes, schemes, desires, all of your dreams.

All gone away.

"Live for today", you said, "live for today".

I had to laugh not to cry.

 

SOLDIER OF LOVE

 Lay down your arms and surrender to me.

Oh lay down your arms and love me peacefully. Yea.

Use your arms for squezing and please I'm the one that loves you so.

Oh there ain't no reason for you to declare war on the one who loves you so.

So forget the other boys because my love is real.

Come off your battlefield.

Lay down your arms and surrender to me.

Yea lay down your arms and love me peacefully. Yea.

Use your arms for squezing and please cuse that's the way it has to be.

The weapons you're using are hurting me bad.

But someday you're going to retreat.

Cause my love baby is the truest you've ever had.

A soldier of love that's hard to beat.

Lay down your arms and surrender to me.

Lay down your arms and love me peacefully. Yea.

Use your arms to hold me tight. Baby I don't wanna fight no more. (x2)

Oh baby, lay down your arms. (x7)

Please baby lay down your arms.

 

LAST KISS

 

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

We were out on a date in my daddy's car

We hadn't driven very far

There in the road strait up there

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

Woh (x4)

Ohh (x4)

 

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 angels 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, just the things that you save.

And I'm drifting, drifting away.

 

Drifting, drifting, drifting along.

I rid myself of worries, and the worries were gone.

I only run when I want to and I sleep like a dog.

I'm just drifting, drifting along.

 

The suitcoats say, "There is money to be made."

They get so damn excited, but I guess it's their way.

My road it may be lonely just because it's not paved.

It's good for drifting, drifting away.

 

The suitcoats say, "There is money to be made."

They get so damn 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.

 

Merry Christmas...

 

 

 

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