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The Show 03:28
My whole life is a circus Seems I'm always hangin from the ferris wheel Sleeping in the lion's cage like it's no big deal And if you wanna know why I still do it It's the only life I know The only place I ever go is to the show Five shows in a week, two of them paid Last night somebody broke my last pair of shades And when the light hits my eyes, it ain't no surprise that I'm hurting That's when I do believe it's time for me to blaze Sometimes I feel the roar of the crowd Sometimes I feel alone Sometimes I feel like I want to give up But most the time it feels like home "Hurry up and wait" is the name of the game Sometimes you wait til you forget just why you came and at the end of the night, you hope there's no fight over money You're happy when you can sleep without the shame
Another Firday passed me by and I couldn't find a job Seemed I had nothin better to do than to go out and join the mob Sammy the Shark said, "What's your name?" I said, "It's William Malone." He said, "That ain't no kind of gangster name, from now on you're 'Billy Bones'." Billy the Boncrusher, that's my name. My first job was smalltime, collect from the high school coach Who'd bet against his own Bulldogs with a thousand dollar note But much to the coach's dismay, his Bulldogs covered the spread And when he said that could not pay, I started with his head Baseball bat to the ribcage, brass knuckles to his jaw And I just left him laying there with a jar of apple sauce…I'm a pretty good guy I'm Billy the Bonecrusher, that's my name I headed down to Maine Street to collect from Father James Who said God was always on his side when he bet on Notre Dame But the luck ran out and I had to collect the money from his offering tray And when showed up five grand short, we both began to pray Me, I prayed for forgiveness. Father Jones prayed for his life. And I have to say, I felt sorry for him so I only hit him twice…I'm a pretty good guy I'm Billy the Bonecrusher, that's my name
Alll I wanna do is have fun tonight but all you wanna do is fight Talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk about it Trying to prove you're right We could make amends we could be best friends If you'd only see the light All I wanna do is have fun with you All you wanna do is fight I got me a momma and I got me a wife I don't need to hear your bitching too I see you brought your crazy But you done forgot your glue And it's rochambeau under the mistletoe Because you'd rather battle me than kiss But if you keep on acting ugly Think of all the good times you're gonna miss
She don't say no, she says "hell yes" She's down for the cause, and she's the best She don't say no, she wants more, more, more She'll take everything that you got, and walk right out the door She don't say no Now I got a girl with a heart of gold Just one problem, she don't say no She's a mighty fine lady, she got the whistles and bells But every time I turn around, she's with someone else She don't say no Now when you get her on the sofa, you know you're halfway there You don't have to ask her, you know she does not care She don't say no
Anchorman 03:27
Can't you see? It's you and me We're the weird ones, it ain't them It ain't them, it's you and me. So why, why, why do we try to lie to ourselves I guess it's cause we can't handle the truth And we wouldn't know what to do if someone told us It's been so long since we've tried To come up with an idea or opinion of our own Let alone seek the truth behind the lies So why believe the anchorman After all, he's just a man with a job to do And we let 'em get away with anything they want to say Let 'em get away with murder when the price is right Can't you see? It's you and me. We're the weird ones, it ain't them It ain't them it's you and me
I saw you but I didn't say hi I told myself that I wouldn't cry But seeing you here tonight is another story And now I'm watching you dance with him And I'm feeling that old pain again It's feels like it's never gonna end But that's another story Just another story, you don't want to hear Just another nothing, in and out of your ear You've heard it all before, you'd rather finish your beer I'm just another story that you don't want to hear Now you seem to be having lots of fun And you've been selling it off by the ton Me, I'm not havin none, but that's another story And it's sad that we couldn't agree And it's sad that I still can't see But you don't need to worry bout me I'm just another story
Complicated 03:24
You take my love and you put it right back on the shelf It seems the only one you love these days is yourself And who could blame you? You look so good all the time But when it comes to love, you ain't worth a dime And it's around and around we go We could do this all night It seems no matter how hard we try We just can't get it right And sometimes I feel like I'm invisible to you You say you love me, but I'm not sure that's true But I don't want to argue, I don't want to fight I just want to love you with all of my might Why you makin love complicated? It should be easy
If you really love me then why don't you say so Cause it's getting pretty hard to see You threw mud in my eyes and wore a cheap disguise And things don't look too good for me You've been dragging my heart around You're showing it off for all the world to see You don't care who you're hurting Cause, after all, it's only me We'll let bygones be bygones, the fighting will cease That's all for the birds and the bees If you really love me then why don't you say so Cause it's getting pretty hard to see
Flowers bloom in the morning Sometimes I feel better at night It don't take much to please me When you're standing by my side And we're walking hand in hand Just a woman and a man And I can't believe that I found you In this dried up wasted land Day by day, we along this crowded street of dreams You and I will be just fine, we'll kill all the machines And we'll count the stars above, watch the mating of the dove and we'll contemplate the meaning of a word that you call "love" Love is power
Sundays 02:49
I really don't mind your nappy hair, the dirt under your nails I don't even mind the lies you tell, you tell them all so well But you have a secret you're not too proud of and you ain't talkin Remember the time when we got drunk and beat up my front door The police came, we laughed out loud, they threw us on the floor And you lost your glasses in the drunk tank, you said somebody smashed them Remember the time we got high and cut off all our hair Purposely, we missed a spot so everyone would stare But you had a problem with a stranger, you're not too fond of em I don't know about you, but I think it's time we try To just let go of petty bullshit and try to live before we die Let's take down a bottle and we'll burn one to the floor Tomorrow we won't go to work, we won't go to work no more That's what Sundays are for
Purgatory 03:34
Purgatory, baby, Purgatory, baby That's where I want to go Heaven won't have me, and the devil don't like me--I know Heaven's too cozy, Hell finally froze over--it's cold Purgatory, baby, Purgatory, baby That's where I want to go Hendrix and Lennon, they got hotels in Heaven The Ramones have their thrones in Hell But me, I'm just chillin in my lazy boy cuz I know that it's sex that sells I want to be the ghost with the most I want to be the ghost with the most toast


released September 20, 2014


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