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1. Comparative Analysis 2. Tapes 3. Y? 4. Semi-Circular 5. Kaleidoscope 6. Wanna Write A Letter 7. Garbage 8. Dead Cats 9. Constant Change 10. You Think Things 11. Tell Me 12. Idea 13. Get Smart 14. Please Believe Me 15. Sitting On Uranus


1. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (first recording)

 

Who are these men?

Where have they been?

Walk around exactly like a king,

Put down everything.

Shut in. Shut out. Keep it all away

In a little bottle, it's the safest way.

Ah ha ha that's as simple as it gets...

Comparative analysis.

 

Who are these girls?

What in the world

Do you think you're doing with your brain?

Everyone's the same.

Shut in, shut out, keep it all away

In a little bottle, it's the safest way.

Ah ha ha that's as simple as it gets.

Comparative analysis.

 

By comparative analysis you changed your mind

And left me here to die.

I can't forgive the hate you planted in my heart.

I can't forgive the pain.

I don't know where to start.

 

Comparative analysis.

 

What have you done?

What's your reason?

Keep your little nose up in the air.

I don't really care.

And it's a game that people play in different ways.

You try to step on anyone who's in your way.

Ah ha ha that's as simple as it gets.

Comparative analysis.

 

By comparative analysis we staged our war

Exactly as before.

And it's a fight to keep your anger in control.

Some people never realize until they're old.

Maybe some day we'll determine what it is.

Comparative Analysis.


2. TAPES (first recording)

 

Uh oh oh you don't know what you want

So you try to turn it off.

I see through your front if you see through mine.

My mental log depends upon

What I'm relying on.

 

Here in a garden I sit

Wondering what I have missed.

I'm standing here alone, it's always been like this.

Uh oh oh you don't know what you want

So you try to turn it off.

I see through your front if you see through mine.

My mental log depends upon

What I'm relying on.

 

I hear what I wanna hear.

Do you know what I wanna know?

You run until you're down in the ground.

 

Uh oh oh you don't know what you want

so you try to turn it off.

I see through your front if you see through mine.

My mental log depends upon

What I'm relying on.

 

Uh oh oh I don't know what you want

So I cannot give you what

I don't understand.

Were your plans delayed?

My mental state depends of late

On who I can relate.


3. Y? (first recording)

 

If you find yourself crying alone

You need help.

You don't need to be alone.

And I'll find out why

You didn't even try.

I wonder why.

 

Contradict the facts,

Consider the whole.

And though you can't relax,

I think I can help you with

All the times you tried

Were worth the hate inside.

I wonder why.

 

We're ordinary, ordinary fools.

We don't need help.

We don't need to follow rules.

And I'll find out why

The things you said were lies.

I wonder why.

 

Take the things you dream

And place them all in a row.

Study hard...or you won't make good grades.

What's the use at all?

And why do I feel small?

I wonder why.


4. SEMI-CIRCULAR (first recording)

 

Semi-circular.

Lost businessmen look for their niches in cities.

These little guys, they keep their eyes open for a sale

And keep emotional feelings

Inside a European fit.

To have a life that of father's

They're getting paid to relieve other's bothers.

Blame it on yourself and blame it on the guys in jail.

 

We must stand on the outside looking in.

He wants his wife to be nice.

You'll find a semi-circular kind of wife

To make you think you really have a happy life.

 

Just like his doggy he anticipates eating.

He takes a walk, there isn't a leash then

Run and catch the ball

And act real big when you're real small.

Semi-circular.

 

And we must stand on the outside looking in.

He wants his dog to obey.

You'll find a semi-circular dog real soon

To make you think a friend is in your living room.

 

No one can evaluate it.

First you love it then you hate it.

And you won't sign a contract to document

The love that you pledge.

It's useless unless it can be enjoyed

And never be destroyed.

I don't want to follow a pattern.

People tell me that it doesn't matter.

And then they sign a contract to document

Their wedding to be

In a circular sea.

They don't even think

Til they're already sinking.

Semi-circular.

 

We must stand on the outside looking in.

You don't know you're controlled.

Go break that semi-circular kind of mold

Before you're middle-aged

Or you will grow old

Alone.


5. KALEIDOSCOPE (instrumental by Steve Lange)


6. WANNA WRITE A LETTER (first recording)

 

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

 

It's you.

It always has been you.

I look to the side and pretend

That the wars are now all over

And then the wars are starting again.

Is immaturity so important

To you in the end?

You'll pick up a pencil and...

 

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

Wanna write a letter to you.

Wanna write a letter...

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

 

It's true.

It always has been true.

You're reacting to the things that you do.

If you hear it fifty million times

Will it remain in your head.

If you say it too many times

Will it be truer instead?

You'll pick up a pencil and...

 

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

Wanna write a letter to you.

Wanna write a letter...

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

I'd wanna write a letter to you.

 

But wait, I know there's been a mistake

And you...you'll get the message too late.

If you hear it fifty million times

Will it remain in your head?

If you say it too many times

Will it be truer instead?

You'll get what you believe.

Can you believe it.

Can you believe it.

Can you believe it.

Can you believe it.

Can you believe it at all.


7. GARBAGE (first recording)

 

Someday we'll be commodities

Stuck in a record shop.

You'll get a discount on Thursdays.

We'll lose our creativity.

Our songs will sound the same

Every time around.

 

One day you'll play our records in your homes.

One you'll have our pictures on your walls

And it won't get you anywhere

And it won't get us anywhere.

 

Music.

It all just sounds the same.

Some people don't complain.

They get a check every Thursday.

One day it might not be this way

But that's the way it is

And it will always continue on.

 

One day you'll play our records in your homes.

One you'll have our pictures on your walls

And it won't get you anywhere

And it won't get us anywhere.

 

Someday we'll be commodities

Stuck in a record shop.

You'll get a discount on Thursdays.

We'll lose our creativity.

Our songs will sound the same

Every time around.

 

One day you'll play our records in your homes.

One you'll have our pictures on your walls

And it won't get you anywhere

And it won't get us anywhere.


8. DEAD CATS (instrumental by Steve Lange)


9. CONSTANT CHANGE (first recording)

 

Have you made a little shelter.

Are you unaware.

You turn the lights out

And don't care.

 

Did you find your conclusion,

A simple safe solution.

Did you find your conclusion.

 

Did you say that you could work this out,

That you could carry on,

That you could change my mind.

 

I'm changing my mind.

I think I'm changing my mind.

I'm changing my mind

All of the time.

 

I gave you what you asked for

And you turned away.

But I won't try anymore

And you're on your own.

 

Did you find your conclusion,

A simple safe solution.

Did you find your conclusion.

 

Did you say that you could work this out,

That you could carry on,

That you could change my mind.

 

I think I'm changing my mind.

I think I'm changing my mind.

I'm changing my mind

I think I'm changing my mind.

I think I'm changing my mind.

I'm changing my mind

All of the time.

 

You knew the answer long ago

And even though you knew

The things you thought were nothing knew.

Have you made a little shelter.

Well you're unaware.

You turn the lights out and don't care.

 

Did you find your conclusion,

A simple safe solution.

Did you find your conclusion.

 

Did you say that you could work this out,

That you could carry on,

That you could change my mind.

 

I think I'm changing my mind.

I think I'm changing my mind.

I'm changing my mind

I think I'm changing my mind.

I think I'm changing my mind.

 

I think I'm changing my mind

Again.


10. YOU THINK THINGS

 

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.

 

How could I ever thank you for what you've done?

You've shown me

There are many things more important

Than holding onto this.

I hope you realize and that you understand.

You give me the things I need to continue on.

You're crazy.

Every time I stop to think about who's crazy

I get confused.

Where have I turned the dial now,

Am I being used.

You give me the things I need to continue on.

 

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.

 

How did I make these same mistakes again.

It's useless.

If you stop to think at times that

There's a chance you'll lose your mind

You'll start to realize and

Then you'll understand.

How could I make these same mistakes again.

 

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.

You think things you don't want,

You think things you don't want to.


11. TELL ME (Phil Skipper)

 

Tell me, tell me, tell me that you love me.

Tell me that you think I'm great.

And I'll make you laugh for a little while.

I'll make you laugh for a little while.

I'll make you laugh for a little while

If you tell me that you think I'm great.


12. IDEA (first recording)

 

You take all the fame

And I'll take all the sorrow.

You can have it all

And I'll be glad with nothing.

You can have anything

That means so much to me.

You can have everything

And you'll leave me here with nothing,

Nothing at all.

All my ideas are now your ideas

When all my thoughts are now your thoughts.

But my ideas are not your ideas

And what is right is not right anymore.

 

You can be content

In knowing I'm not happy.

You've got many friends

And I know they won't like me.

You can step on top of me

And I won't move at all.

You can step on anything

But you'll leave me here with nothing,

Nothing at all.

All my ideas are now your ideas

When all my thoughts are now your thoughts.

But my ideas are not your ideas

And what is right is not right anymore.

 

We continue on

And make ourselves believe that

Things are still the same

Although we know they really are not.

You can have anything

That means so much to me.

You can have everything

You're going to leave me here with nothing,

Nothing at all.

All my ideas are now your ideas

When all my thoughts are now your thoughts.

But my ideas are not your ideas

And what is right is not right anymore.


13. GET SMART

 

I believe the things I say but

You aren't ever listening.

Over and over and over and over.

When you dream of cemeteries

Life is only temporary.

 

I'm not smart.

Yeah, I believed it all.

You're not smart

If you believe it all.

We're not smart.

Everybody's got a right to live and die.

 

Like the sky it goes forever

On and on until it starts to die.

I don't know why.

When you dream of cemeteries

Life is only temporary.

 

I'm not smart.

Yeah, I believed it all.

You're not smart

If you believe it all.

We're not smart.

Everybody's got a right to live and die.

 

You believe the things you say but

I don't ever listen to you.

Over and over and over and over.

If you think it's temporary

Then it's only temporary.

 

I'm not smart.

I believed it all.

You're not smart.

You believed it all.

We're not smart.

Everybody's got a right to live and die.


14. PLEASE BELIEVE ME (first recording)

 

Please believe me

When I say that I won't cut you up.

Please believe me

When I say that I won't beat you up.

Please believe me.

Please believe me.

When I that I will not do anything.

Let's all get taken for a ride.

 

Please believe me

When I tell you I won't tell you lies.

Please believe me

When the only thing I do is lie.

I believe you. I believe you

When you say that you will not do anything.

Let's all get taken for a ride.

 

Please believe me.

Please believe me.

I believe you.

Let's all get taken for a ride.

 

Please believe me

When I say please believe me.

Please believe me

When I say please believe me.

I believe you.

Who believes me?

When we say that we will not do anything...

Let's all get taken for a ride.

 

Who believes me.

Who believes you.


15. SITTING ON URANUS

 

Dark canyons of yellow and green.

There's no gravity and you can't be seen.

It's like no place that you've ever been.

Try to put your finger on it.

 

You're not sitting on Jupiter.

You're not sitting on Planet Earth.

You're not sitting on Mars you are

Sitting on Uranus

And that's what rock and roll dreams are made of.

I've gotta be a rock and roll star

Cuz that's where all the vampires are.

Sitting on Uranus.

 

U r a n u s.

 

You're not sitting on Jupiter.

You're not sitting on Planet Earth.

You're not sitting on Mars you are

Sitting on Uranus

And that's what rock and roll dreams are made of.

I've gotta be a rock and roll star

Cuz that's where all the vampires are.

Sitting on Uranus.

 

You're not sitting on Jupiter.

You're not sitting on Planet Earth.

You're not sitting on Mars you are

Sitting on Uranus

And that's what rock and roll dreams are made of.

I've gotta be a rock and roll star

Cuz that's where all the vampires are.

Sitting on Uranus.


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