Music / Songs


#1

Tool - Aenima (album) - Aenema (song)

lyrics…

Some say the end is near.
Some say well see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this

Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call la
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking time. any fucking day.
Learn to swim, Ill see you down in arizona bay.

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your cable and
Fret for your car.
Its a
Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call la
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking time. any fucking day.
Learn to swim, Ill see you down in arizona bay.

Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

Some say the end is near.
Some say well see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will cuz
I sure could use a vacation from this

Silly shit, stupid shit…

One great big festering neon distraction,
Ive a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Learn to swim.

Moms gonna fix it all soon.
Moms comin round to put it back the way it ought to be.

Learn to swim.

Fuck l ron hubbard and
Fuck all his clones.
Fuck all those gun-toting
Hip gangster wannabes.

Learn to swim.

Fuck retro anything.
Fuck your tattoos.
Fuck all you junkies and
Fuck your short memory.

Learn to swim.

Fuck smiley glad-hands
With hidden agendas.
Fuck these dysfunctional,
Insecure actresses.

Learn to swim.

Cuz Im praying for rain
And Im praying for tidal waves
I wanna see the ground give way.
I wanna watch it all go down.
Mom please flush it all away.
I wanna watch it go right in and down.
I wanna watch it go right in.
Watch you flush it all away.

Time to bring it down again.
Dont just call me pessimist.
Try and read between the lines.
I cant imagine why you wouldnt
Welcome any change, my friend.

I wanna see it all come down.


#2

the coup ride the fence

Yeah
Uh-huh
yeah
that’s right
gotta get off the phone, bust this verse
aight
okay
I’m anti-imperial
anti-trust
anti-gun if the shit won’t bust
anti-corporate, they anti-my essence
anti-snortin’ them anti-depressants
but i’m not pro-poppin’ em;
i’m provocative
and pro-stoppin’ them FBI operatives
who professional at Black Man Pounce
and hand you a sentence that you can’t pronounce
I’m also anti-narco, anti-vice
911 marks the anti-christ
they anti-social, pointin’ M-16’s;
guess i’m anti-the-anti-nigger-machine
Proletarian, funkadelicparliamentarian
pro-revolt-in-the-21st-centurian
pro-running up in Congress sayin’ fuck it all!
but bring the people with you, that’s the protocol
This beat is joyful like jailbreaks
the whole world is anti-United Snakes
so check it out, anticipate the anti-venom
and move your antibodies to this revolution rhythm
we goin’ be fuckin’ with ‘em
pro-union but most lost they bite
anti-muthafuckas-crossin’ a strike
take a look around and be for or against
but you can’t do shit if you ridin’ the fence.
Ride the fence
now you don’t really wanna
ride the fence
now do you really wanna
ride the fence?
why would you really wanna
ride the fence
don’t ride the fence.
Ride the fence
now you don’t really wanna
ride the fence
now do you really wanna
ride the fence?
why would you really wanna
ride the fence
don’t ride the fence.
I’m anti-uppin’-your-dollars-with-telekinesis
(I done tried everyday, and that shit decreases)
Anti-them-anti-crime-bill-pieces
We need cash and that’s the anti-thesis
I’m pro-overthrow of the Hip-Hop Nation
pro-layin’-low-til-I’m-off-probation
pro-people’s-control-of-the-cash-and-corporations
pro-prophylactic yet pro-creation
anti-watered-down-drinks-in-fancy-cups
anti-promoters-who-don’t-ante-up
but i’m not anti-thug
i know that power is the most effective anti-drug
i’m pro-Zapatista
pro-Cuba
Viva!
Pro-la raza sayin’ fuck la migra!
policia se asesina
lemme show you what i mean
I’m anti-republican and democratic
if they self-destruct
that’s anti-climactic
tired of bein’ hunted like an antelope
take the system by the throat
that’s the antidote
so I pose a proposition
take a look, be in support or opposition
then be proactive proceed with confidence
‘cause you know that you can’t change shit by ridin’ the fence
Ride the fence
now you don’t really wanna
ride the fence
now do you really wanna
ride the fence?
why would you really wanna
ride the fence
don’t ride the fence.
Ride the fence
now you don’t really wanna
ride the fence
now do you really wanna
ride the fence?
why would you really wanna
ride the fence
don’t ride the fence.


#3

dead prez dem crazy

The police is the enemy

Hook:
Everywhere the white man go he bring misery
All throughout history, look it up
Everything them bald heads touch they fuck it up
Every government he set up, it be corrupt

Revolution

Dead prez, people army, steve marley, ghetto youth crew

What you know is who you are, who are you?
Do you know who you are in the world? what is your world view?
What do you go through?, what has your life showed you?
What are you learnin in this so called life?
Do you have principle or do you blow with the wind
Do you wanna be free but don’t know where to begin
Do you know your enemy from your friend, even you can
It’s deep in this scannin the system that keepin us here
Will we survive, do you believe, are we afraid
Would you rather have control of your life, or be a slave
Show me a sign, a pig ain’t no homey of mine
They own me what’s mine, i show you if you loan me your nine
I’m only concerned for tables to turn
When the people learn the truth about the system, the cities will burn
And i stand firm, like chaka zulu, these crackers can’t stop you
Who you?

[stephen marley]
I’m crazy, dem crazy
Just those crazy boys, right and tough

This is what we be waitin for? 21st century we still poor
World war, they want me to kill four
What happened to the future they always predicted
With new science fictional things and space visits
I’ve seen two sides, us against them
Police troops ride with four to five men
Prison business is boomin, senators grin
People searchin for answers, where to begin
Capitilism born from the backs of blacks
White folks relax, live off the kick backs
Gettin work to the bone jo, build this country
Further exploided by class to make money
Filthy rich capilist with blood loot
Use main frames systems to bank and compute
With the next technology, credit to the wires
Internet growth the man more suppliers
Welfare, ederly checks and wage workers
All us, elephants trapped in they circus
Ain’t fightin over man made chips no more
When the lights go out, it’s gonna belong to the poor

[stephen marley]
Dem crazy, dem crazy
Just those crazy boys, right and tough

Chorus 2x:
Everything you got, is what you took from me
Conditions on my block, just like me and slavery

[marley sayin more stuff]
I’m feelin, oh what i feel

Hook 2x

(repeated twice)
Where the soldiers at?
Where the warriors at?
Where the riders at?
Where them fighters at?

True soldiers don’t die, long live all legends


#4

dead prez propaganda

Intro: (news snippets)
Let me now turn, to our program for the future…
The economy right now, is extremely supportive of the president and his
Policies
Fbi scientists have found chemical traces, consistent with a bomb or a
Missle, on a piece of wreckage…
Police using clubs and tear gas against demonstrators…
They called me a mother -(bleeped out)-ing so-and-so…and a white
Facist…like they said, youre getting some of your own medicine…

Singing:
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our babies
Only truth, can take us…

Verse 1:
You cant fool all the people all of the time
But if you fool the right ones, then the rest will fall behind
Tell me whos got control of your mind? your world view?
Is it the news or the movie youre taking your girl to? (uh)
Know what Im sayin cause uncle sam got a plan
If you examine what they tellin us then you will understand
What they plantin in the seeds of the next generation
Feeding our children miseducation
No one knows if theres ufos or any life on mars
Or what they do when they up in the stars
Because I dont believe a word of what the president said
He filling our head with lies got us hypnotised
When he be speaking in cold words about crime and poverty
Drugs, welfare, prisons, guns and robbery
It really means us, theres no excuse for the slander
But whats good for the goose, is still good for the gander
See…

Chorus:
I dont believe bob marley died from cancer
31 years ago I woulda been a panther
They killed huey cause they knew he had the answer
The views that you see in the news is propaganda

Singing:
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our babies
Only truth, can take us…

Verse 2:
I dont want no computer chip in my arm
I dont wanna die by a nuclear bomb
I say we all rush the pentagon, pull out guns
And grab the intercom, my first words will be I believe
Man made god, outta ignorance and fear
If God made man, then why the hell would he put us here?
I thought hes supposed to be the all loving
The same God who let hitler put the jews in the oven
We dont fall for the regular shit, they try to feed us
All this half-ass leadership, flippin position
They turn politcian and shut the hell up and follow tradition
For your tv screen, is telling lies to your vision
Every channel got some brainwashed cop shit to watch
Running up in niggas cribs claiming that they heard shots
Its a plot, but busta can you tell me whos greedier?
Big corporations, the pigs or the media?
Sign of the times, terrorism on the rise
Commercial airplanes, falling out the sky like flies
Make me wonder what secrets went down with bob brown (? )
Who burnt churches to the ground with no evidence found?
Its not coincidence, its been too many studied incidents
It coulda been the klan who put that bomb at the olympics
But it probably was the fbi, deep at the call
Cuz if they make us all panic then they can start martial law

Chorus:
I dont believe bob marley died from cancer
31 years ago I woulda been a panther
They killed huey cause they knew he had the answer
The views that you see in the news is propaganda

I dont believe bob marley died from cancer
31 years ago I woulda been a panther
They killed huey cause they knew he had the answer
The views that you see in the news is muthafuckin propaganda

Singing:
Police is telling lies fooling millions
What are they teaching our kids in these school buildings?
Televised, enterprised in all the killing
Controlling our lives, this aint living
No this aint living

Chant:
Fbi, cia
Atf, kkk
Irs, tnt
Cbs, nbc

Fbi, cia
Atf, kkk
Irs, tnt
Cbs, nbc

Singing:
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our children
Telling lies, to our babies
Only truth, can take us…

News snippet:
Uh, we view each other uh, with uh, a great love and a great understanding
And that we
Try to expand this to the general, uh, black population and also people,
Oppressed people all over the world, and, I think that uh, we differ from
Uhmm… uh, some other groups simply because we understand the system better
Than uh, most uh, groups understand the system, and uh, with this
Realisation, uh, we attempt to form a strong political base based in the
Community with the only strength that we have and thats the strength of uh,
A potentially destructive force if we dont get freedom.


#5

ratm take the power back

Bring that shit in! Uggh!

Yeah, the movement’s in motion with mass militant poetry
Now check this out…uggh!

In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and right

So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here’s the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I’ll drop the style and clear
It’s the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

The present curriculum
I put my fist in 'em
Eurocentric every last one of ‘em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We’ve got to take it back
Holes in our spirit causin’ tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I’m inferior? Who’s inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

Hey yo check, we’re gonna have to break it, break it,
break it down
Awww shit!

Uggh!

And like this…uggh!

Come on, yeah! Bring it back the other way!

The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can’t recall
The student’s eyes don’t perceive the lies
Bouning off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

Europe ain’t my rope to swing on
Can’t learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin’ weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies

Uggh!

Yeah!

Take it back y’all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y’all, come on!
Take it back y’all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y’all, come on!

Uggh!

Yeah!


#6

nice dead prez !

Here’s some Neil Young from Greendale

Save the planet for another day

Attention shoppers.

Buy with a conscience and save.

Save the planet for another day

Save Alaska!

Let the caribou stay.

Don’t care what the governments say

They’re all bought

and paid for anyway.

Save the planet for another day

Hey Big Oil!

What do you say?

We were runnin’ through the night

Never knowin’ if we would see the light

Paranoid schizophrenic visions

Livin in fear of the wrong decisions

We got to wake up

We got to keep goin’

If they follow us

There’s no way of knowin’

We got a job to do

We got to save Mother Earth

Be the ocean when it meets the sky

You can make a difference.

If you really try.

Be the magic in the Northern lights

Six Days…

Six nights.

Be the river as it rolls along

It has three-eyed fish.

And it’s smellin’ strong.

Be the rain you remember fallin’

Be the rain.

Be the rain.

Yeah, rain was fallin’ and we’re soakin’ wet

Hail is beatin’ down on our heads

The wind is blowin’ through our hair

Faces frozen in the frigid air

We got to get there

Alaska

We got to be there

Before the big machines

We got a job to do

We got to save Mother Earth

Dream the hunter on the western plain

The birds are all gone.

Where did they go?

Dream the fisherman in his boat

He’s comin’ home empty.

He’s barely afloat.

Dream the logger in the great northwest

They’re runnin’ out of trees.

They got to give it a rest.

(There’s no other way to cut it)

Dream the farmer in the old heartland

Corporate greed and chemicals

are killin’ the land.

Next mornin’ Sun was up at dawn

She looked around and Earth was gone

Dark visions he had last night

He needed peace, he needed light.

He heard the rumble and

He saw the big machines

The green army rose

It was a bad dream

He had a job to do

He had to save Mother Earth

Be the ocean when it meets the sky

Greek freighters are dumping

crap somewhere right now.

Be the magic in the northern lights

(The ice is melting!)

Be the river as it rolls along

Toxic waste dumpin’

from corporate farms.

Be the rain you remember fallin’

Be the rain.

Be the rain.

Save the Planet for another day

Be the rain.

Be the rain.

Be the river as it rolls along

Be the rain.

Be the rain.

Be the rain, be the rain


#7

soulfly -primitive -back to the primitive

Um dois trei-is quatro

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
We got our life to live
The way we want to be

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Who feels it knows it
Bob marley
And God will guide me

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your bullshit
Were back to set it free
Confronting the negative

Back to the primitive
Fuck all you wannabes
You dont mean shit to me
Let it bleed

Tribal
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
We got our life to live
The way we want to be

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
How it used to be
Check your reality

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Fuck all you wannabes
Aaaaaarggghhh

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Forever we will be
What we want to be


#8

tool -lateralus

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn beyond the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see there is so much more and
Beckons me to look thru to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind.
Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

I embrace my desire to
I embrace my desire to
Feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside and weep like a widow
To feel inspired to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
To bathe in the fountain,
To swing on the spiral
To swing on the spiral
To swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.

With my feet upon the ground I move myeslf between the sounds and open wide to
Suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
Im reaching up and reaching out. Im reaching for the random or what ever will
Bewilder me.
What ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no ones been.
Well ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no ones been.
Spiral out. keep going.
Spiral out. keep going.
Spiral out. keep going.
Spiral out. keep going.
Spiral out. keep going.


#9

hmm, time for something completely different…

JJ Cale - Three Little Girls

When this world got me feeling low
I don’t need nowhere else to go
Cause I get all the love I need, from
Three little girls

We’re in the garden collecting snails
On the bed reading fairy tales
I get all I’ll ever need from
Three little girls

Cause all my world was sad and weary
All my days were winding down
Then you showed me a better way
My three little girls

Lord, you’ve put me to the test
And lead me through the wilderness
Then you showed me a brighter day
With Three little girls

Julie Rose, and Ellie Mae,
Sophie Belle, You came to stay
You take my breath away
My three little girls

Cause all my world was sad and weary
All my days were winding down
You showed me a better way
My three little girls

Three little girls


#10

jhereg, I really like that one.


#11

“I Like Birds” by Eels

I can’t look at the rocket launch
The trophy wives of the astronauts
And I won’t listen to their words
'Cause I like
Birds

I don’t care for walkin’ downtown
Crazy auto-car gonna mow me down
Look at all the people like cows in a herd
Well, I like
Birds

If you’re small and on a search
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on

I can’t stand in line at the store
The mean little people are such a bore
But it’s alright if you act like a turd
'Cause I like
Birds

If you’re small and on a search
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on

If you’re small and on a search
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on
If you’re small and on a search
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on
I’ve got a feeder for you to perch on


#12

that’s a nice tune, it’s got a nice groove to it


#13

“Exile”
by Blackfire

While you were sleeping they waged a war
Didn’t tell you 'till they came to your door
while you were sleeping they stole your freedom
made sure the odds weren’t even

There’s blood on the hands of time
a lie cheapens the vision
Did you read between the lines
or did they teach you not to question?
There’s blood on the hands of time
they’ve taken it all away
buried the past with lies
but the pain is still felt today

While you were sleeping they dug you a grave
gave you a # instead of a name
while you were sleeping they stole your dreams
beat you out of your beliefs

There’s blood on the hands of time
and in the pages of your books
blood paints the heavens
for all the lives that you took
there’s blood on the hands of time
I still hear the screams
these wounds haven’t healed
they’ve massacred my dreams

Exiled in the land of the free
Exiled in the land of the free
Exiled in the land of the free
Exiled in the land of the free

While you were sleeping they took the words from your mouth
and bound your hands
so when you tried to reach out
noone would understand
while you were sleeping they glorified the past
tried to cover up their lies
We will never forget
there’s blood on the hands of time!

Exiled in the land of the free

It’s in the eyes of the homeless and the abused
like its in the way that I live with this truth…
an outcast in my land, in my home, and in my mind
guilty 'till proven innocent and I’m still doing the time

my head is crowded with these screams
my mind is massacred by these images…
those who couldn’t keep up with the rest
weren’t worth the bullet
I’m never going toforget
not worth the bullet
not going to forget
not worth the bullet!

There’s blood on the hands of time
we will not forget
our people marched in Exile
not worth the bullet

…there’s blood on the hands of time

Exiled in the land of the free


#14

'cause it’s fun…

well, that and cause i’ve always like songs that tell a story.

Cows With Guns by Dana Lyons by Dana Lyons, copyright 1996

Fat and docile, big and dumb
They look so stupid, they aren’t much fun
Cows aren’t Amfun

They eat to grow, grow to die
Die to be et at the hamburger fry
Cows well done

Nobody thunk it, nobody knew
No one imagined the great cow guru
Cows are one

He hid in the forest, read books with great zeal
He loved Che Guevera, a revolutionary veal
Cow Tse Tongue

He spoke about justice, but nobody stirred
He felt like an outcast, alone in the herd
Cow doldrums

He mooed we must fight, escape or we’ll die
Cows gathered around, cause the steaks were so high
Bad cow pun

But then he was captured, stuffed into a crate
Loaded onto a truck, where he rode to his fate
Cows are bummed

He was a scrawny calf, who looked rather woozy
No one suspected he was packing an Uzi
Cows with guns

They came with a needle to stick in his thigh
He kicked for the groin, he pissed in their eye
Cow well hung

Knocked over a tractor and ran for the door
Six gallons of gas flowed out on the floor
Run cows run!

He picked up a bullhorn and jumped up on the hay
We are free roving bovines, we run free today

We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high
We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
Cows with guns

They crashed the gate in a great stampede
Tipped over a milk truck, torched all the feed
Cows have fun

Sixty police cars were piled in a heap
Covered in cow pies, covered up deep
Much cow dung

Black smoke rising, darkening the day
Twelve burning McDonalds, have it your way

We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high
We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
Cows with guns

The President said "enough is enough

These uppity cattle, its time to get tough"
Cow dung flung

The newspapers gloated, folks sighed with relief
Tomorrow at noon, they would all be ground beef
Cows on buns

The cows were surrounded, they waited and prayed
They mooed their last moos,
they chewed their last hay
Cows out gunned

The order was given to turn cows to whoppers
Enforced by the might of ten thousand coppers
But on the horizon surrounding the shoppers

Came the deafening roar of chickens in choppers

We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high
We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
Cows with guns


#15
Cows With Guns
Hahaaa I have that song! If only cows could pack an uzi.

#16

Marbled Godwit by Bowerbirds

Great white puffs of lumbering buffalo
Blanket the fishbowl sky, and I am tired.
I sip my tea and sniff the ocean.
Not but an hour from now, I will be home.
Swing me low, mark me a coward.
The whims of the West must die.
Here is the resting ground.
here is my smile, my pink little toes.

(Bound to your oil machines)
Death to the civilized.
(Hoarding the land and sea)
Death to the civilized.
(Stolen through violent means)
Death when all want masquerades as need.

The marbled godwit line the coast.
I grasp for my straw cap;
I’m lashed to my brave little raft.
The waves do toss this worthy vessel,
Impress on my tiny brain
This strange and dangerous beauty.
I feel it’s scale,
I feel its industry.,
Making a flea of us
And dusting us off
And talks in a hush,
A little disappointed.

(Bound to your oil machines)
Death to the civilized.
(Hoarding the land and sea)
Death to the civilized.
(Stolen through violent means)
Death when all want masquerades as need.


#17

Microphones in the Trees by a Silver Mount Zion

Microphones in the trees…

Microphones in the trees
Cameras in the sky
Antennas in the canyons
And the lobby’s full of spies

For us who are like bulldozers
Sleeping in the sun
For us who are like lightning
Buried in the mud
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Our time will come
'Cause we are the flood

Microphones in the trees…

So grab my hand
Let’s set some fires
This city’s piss
All hung with wires

To kiss a tit
Or have one’s tit kissed
On bended-knee
It’s all you need

Let’s build ships
Let’s drift away
Our mighty fleet
Must float again

Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Our time will come
'Cause we…

We are the flood…

Microphones in the trees…


#18

Johnny Cash Version of Hurt

I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that’s real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar’s chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way


so intensely beautiful, find it on youtube or something and watch it


#19

love the cows w/guns, jhereg.

–> Suicidal Tendencies, Institutionalized

Sometimes I try to do things and it just doesn’t work out the way I wanted to.
I get real frustrated and I try hard to do it and I take my time and it doesn’t work out the way I wanted to.
It’s like I concentrate real hard and it doesn’t work out
Everything I do and everything I try never turns out
It’s like I need time to figure these things out
But there’s always someone there going

Hey Mike:
You know we’ve been noticing you’ve been having a lot of problems lately.
You know, maybe you should get away and maybe you should talk about it, maybe you’ll feel a lot better

And I go:
No it’s okay, you know I’ll figure it out, just leave me alone I’ll figure it out. You know I’ll just work by myself.

And they go:
Well you know if you want to talk about it I’ll be here you know and you’ll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it.

And I go:
No I don’t want to I’m okay, I’ll figure it out myself and they just keep bugging me and they just keep bugging me and it builds up inside and it builds up inside.

So you’re gonna be institutionalized
You’ll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won’t have any say
They’ll brainwash you until you see their way.

[Chorus:]
I’m not crazy - in an institution
You’re the one who’s crazy - institutionalized
You’re driving me crazy - institutionalized
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was in my room and I was just like staring at the wall thinking about everything
But then again I was thinking about nothing
And then my mom came in and I didn’t even know she was there she called my name
And I didn’t even hear it, and then she started screaming: MIKE! MIKE!
And I go:
What, what’s the matter
And she goes:
What’s the matter with you?
I go:
There’s nothing-wrong mom.
And she goes:
Don’t tell me that, you’re on drugs!
And I go:
No mom I’m not on drugs I’m okay, I was just thinking you know, why don’t you get me a Pepsi.
And she goes:
NO you’re on drugs!
I go:
Mom I’m okay, I’m just thinking.
She goes:
No you’re not thinking, you’re on drugs! Normal people don’t act that way!
I go:
Mom just give me a Pepsi please
All I want is a Pepsi, and she wouldn’t give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn’t give it to me.
Just a Pepsi.

They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around you’re back, you’re treated like thieves
Drug you up because they’re lazy
It’s too much work to help a crazy

[Chorus]

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was sitting in my room and my mom and my dad came in and they pulled up a chair and they sat down, they go:
Mike, we need to talk to you
And I go:
Okay what’s the matter
They go:
Me and your mom have been noticing lately that you’ve been having a lot of problems,
You’ve been going off for no reason and we’re afraid you’re gonna hurt somebody,
We’re afraid you’re gonna hurt yourself.
So we decided that it would be in your interest if we put you somewhere
Where you could get the help that you need.
And I go:
Wait, what do you mean, what are you talking about, we decided!?
My best interest?! How can you know what my best interest is?
How can you say what my best interest is? What are you trying to say, I’m crazy?
When I went to your schools, I went to your churches,
I went to your institutional learning facilities?! So how can you say I’m crazy.

They say they’re gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I’ll be dead

[Chorus]

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

It doesn’t matter I’ll probably get hit by a car anyway


#20

Wow, Jana, who sings that?