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1. Tapes 2. Like A Diatom 3. Please Believe Me 4. Constant Change 5. The Big Ride 6. Wanna Write A Letter 7. Kaleidoscope 8. Escapes 9. Breakfast Cereal 10. This Is Logical Thinking 11. Semi-Circular 12. Impossible 13. Comparative Analysis 14. Y? 15. Sandwich Time For The Smaller Children


1. TAPES

 

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.


2. LIKE A DIATOM

 

I had a sensation.

It was making me mad.

It was all that I had on my mind.

 

I had a sensation.

It was making me mad.

It was all that I had on my mind.

When you get angry you turn on your light.

Turn out the light.

Turn it on at night.

 

Now you're like a diatom in the sea.

Don't know where you are.

Thought you're not so far away,

No more yesterdays.

No more yesterdays.

 

I'm excited by a worthless crutch.

Totally crushed and

I want to see so much

That I could never see.

I don't want parasites running anyone's lives anymore.

I've closed the door.

 

Now you're like a diatom in the sea.

Don't know where you are.

Thought you're not so far away,

No more yesterdays.

No more yesterdays.

 

I had a sensation.

It was making me mad.

It was all that I had on my mind.

When you get angry you turn on your light.

Turn out the light.

Turn it on at night.

 

Now you're like a diatom in the sea.

Don't know where you are.

Thought you're not so far away,

No more yesterdays.

No more yesterdays.


3. PLEASE BELIEVE ME

 

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.


4. CONSTANT CHANGE

 

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.


5. THE BIG RIDE (Steve Lange)

 

Established people's rise to fall.

Customs can offer proof.

 

Developing immunity to forms of alterations,

The latest mesmerizing trend of all the nations.

Momentum is building on the path of least resistance.

We need another life to live to get it all right.

 

All the tributaries jumping on the big ride

Ending at the big sea, swallowed by the high tide.

Jumping on the big ride, ending at the big sea

Swallowed by the high tide.

 

Place all the orders. Winding a new reel.

Taping their fiction.

Momentum is building on the path of least resistance.

We need another life to live to get it all right.

 

All the tributaries jumping on the big ride

Ending at the big sea, swallowed by the high tide.

Jumping on the big ride, ending at the big sea

Swallowed by the high tide.


6. 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.

 

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. KALEIDOSCOPE (instrumental, Steve Lange)


8. ESCAPES

 

You're so caught up in the news

That you've forgotten what you think.

It is important for you

To know what happens every day.

 

But this is really something new.

And the news can make you great.

When you sleep you seem awake.

Publications make you greater.

 

Let's get involved in odd sports

So we'll forget that we are sad.

Some of us don't understand it

And it slowly drives us mad.

 

But this is something that we need.

Block your mind out for a while.

Try to think of this escape

As a way of being occupied.

 

So choose the best of these sources.

Get devoured.

Select a fitting escape and

Be entertained for hours.

 

Let me know

What is what and what is why.

When you have something to hide.

Drugs are mainly used by young adults.

Alcohol is served in restaurants.

 

Let me know

What is what and what is why.

When you have something to hide.

Drugs are mainly used by young adults.

Alcohol is served in restaurants.


9. BREAKFAST CEREAL

 

Oh well I don't seem to care

What you say or you wear.

People act viciously.

But what I want is the thought

That you already know.

People act viciously.

 

And I, I admit I am malicious at times.

We all have a tolerance that's well defined.

You may seem to think that you don't care.

But that won't get you anywhere.

 

It's great to live in a world

Full of terror and hate.

People act viciously.

It's sad to see all the news

On the six o'clock news.

People act viciously.

 

But we, we escape the world in many odd ways.

I know there's a reason for these lonely faces.

You may seem to think

There's no one there.

But there are people everywhere.

 

And everybody cares about you

If you only want them to.

There's good in three percent of all

So think of them when you choose.

 

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

There's a prize in each and every box.

 

What prize did you get?

It's a zebra.

 

If we could all buy a gun

And then shoot only one.

People act viciously.

We would have peace on the earth

But is that really worth it?

People act viciously.

 

But we, we escape the world in many odd ways.

I know there's a reason for these lonely faces.

You may seem to think there's no one there

But there are people everywhere.

 

And everybody cares about you

If you only want them to.

There's good in six percent of all

So think of them when you choose.

 

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

There's a prize in each and every box.

 

What prize did you get?

It's a happy couple.

 

You do know.

Do you know.

Don't you know.

You do know.

Do you know.

Don't you know.

You do know.

Do you know.

Don't you know.

You do know.

Do you know.

Don't you know.

 

Oh well I don't seem to care

What you say or you wear.

People act viciously.

But what I want is the thought

That you already know

People act viciously.

 

And everybody cares about you

If you only want them to.

There's good in ten percent of all

So think of them when you choose.

 

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.


10. THIS IS LOGICAL THINKING

 

No I won't feel all right

When all the things that you're saying

Are things you heard on the TV.

It surprises me

When a transmitter creates all the things that you hear and sea

In a sea of your very own philosophy.

It's too bad but I'm glad

And there's no reason to lie...

I won't lie anymore.

 

There are too many brands

Of products to choose from.

We never can use them all.

You're too sensitive

And you should be more inventive

Unless you can think of how to excel

In this ocean full of homo males...

Anyway I must say

Psychology gave me a reason to give up hope.

 

I was young.

I was old.

I was an English mathematician long ago.

But I've changed.

And it's strange to envision the cycles we live are a joke.

Can't you see?

It's a logic full of anarchy.

And we kill to excite

All the people so bored that

They never could notice

This.


11. SEMI-CIRCULAR

 

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.


12. IMPOSSIBLE

 

Have no one.

You don't need anyone.

I sympathize and

You don't realize

It all seems so small on the horizon.

After you fall it's impossible.

After you fall...impossible.

Do your best.

I won't take any less.

You're under stress

And you don't understand

It all seems so small on the horizon.

After you fall it's impossible.

After you fall...impossible.

Have no one.

You don't need anyone.

I sympathize and

You don't realize

That it all seems so small on the horizon.

After you fall it's impossible.

After you fall...impossible.


13. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

 

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.


14. Y?

 

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.


15. SANDWICH TIME FOR THE SMALLER CHILDREN

 

One of the lines is finally breaking

And two of the lines are drawing together.

Of all the lines I might say this line's mine.

And two of the birds

Are flying beside themselves.

But one of the birds

Was thinking to himself,

"Would she believe this line's in a bird's eye."

 

I know no one I see

And I see no one that I want to know.

So hold back your heart and think of nothing.

 

But we'd know what's on the beat

Because I know that's where I must go.

I must go up to another land

Where you won't hear our command.

You won't believe what you won't believe

Until you understand.

 

She goes she goes she goes.

We go we go we go we go we go.

 

When there is no life inside of their headroom

They seem to invent the things in their bedroom.

Of all the lines I might say this line's mine.

And two of the birds

Are flying beside themselves.

But one of the birds

Was thinking to himself.

Would she believe this line's in a bird's eye.

 

I know no one I see

And I see no one that I want to know.

So hold back your heart and think of nothing.

 

But we'd know what's on the beat

Because I know that's where I must go.

I must go up to another land

Where you won't hear our command.

You won't believe what you won't believe

Until you understand.

 

She goes she goes she goes.

We go we go we go we go we go.

 

But we'd know what's on the beat

Because I know that's where I must go.

I must go up to another land

Where you won't hear our command.

You won't believe what you won't believe

Until you understand.

 

She goes she goes she goes.

We go we go we go we go we go.


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