Everything, Nothing

Man with nothing tells man with crumb
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with crumb tells man with whole slice
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with whole slice tells man with box
You have everything, you have everything you need
Give some to me

Man with box tells man with pants and shirt
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with pants and shirt tells man with bicycle
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with bicycle tells man with shitty car
You have everything, you have everything you need
Give some to me

Man with shitty car tells man cleaning the street
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man cleaning the street tells the man baking the bread
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man baking the bread tells man with computer
You have everything, you have everything you need
Give some to me

Man with computer tells man with apartment
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with apartment tells man in the suburbs
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man in the suburbs tells man with giant mansion
You have everything, you have everything you need
Give some to me

Man with giant mansion tells man with massive army
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with massive army tells man with biggest country
You have everything, you have everything you need
Man with biggest country tells the sun that burns above
You have everything, you have everything you need
Give some to me

Sun that burns above tells planets to swarm round
Tells universe to expand then collapses on itself
Black hole pulls in stars and planets full of men
Then it starts over again and you have everything
You have everything you need and it is nothing.

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Simple Form Of Life

[My first lyrics in like forever! Enjoy…]

 

Something’s moving through the ocean

Something’s coming down the tracks

Something’s lost between the stars

In a box car full of black

 

Something’s open and then shutting

With a thousand rows of teeth

White crosses in a cemetery

Wrapped in bloody wreaths

 

It’s a simple form of life

With a complicated ancestry

Primitive but effective

Self-destructive weaponry

 

Something’s coming through the forest

Something’s churning down the road

Something’s drilling to the core

With a luminescent glow

 

Something’s ripping into flesh

With eyes as black as stones

It rocks the boat and swallows

Every soul and every bone

 

It’s a simple form of life

With a complicated ancestry

Pathologically infectious

Self-mutating insanity

 

Something’s crawling from the shallows

Something’s diving from the trees

Something’s hiding in the egg case

As the comet gently sweeps

 

Something angles for a victim

In the office, on the street

Feathers on the front grill

Torque and talons underneath

 

It’s a simple form of life

With a complicated ancestry

Scales sharp as razor wire

Acid-tongued soliloquy.

Sober Navigations

That rural shortcut didn’t ease our desperation
Neither did the coffee or the sleep deprivation
Hairpin curves twisted from our destination
To meet us halfway in a tsunami-like collision

And sleep deprivation colored my perception
And that substance heightened your hallucination
But you were more lucid in your faulty perception
Than I was in my perfectly sober navigations

Something was in the road that I maneuvered around
A suede fedora or a dog licking its pubic bone?
A crumpled paper bag was the punchline you found
So amusing along the trail of ash we laid down

Let processed sugar white out my perception
Another substance heightened your hallucination
But you were more perceptive in your worst observations
Than I was in my bestest sober navigations

Pinheads are our heads
And twin heads are better fed
Our heads are spun heads
Dizzy with coordinates

So late to camp with singer and guitar case
Under wooden canopy; restless crowd in place
They silenced the mic on my opening disgrace
When the show commenced their doubts were soon erased

Microcephalic twin sisters played tug-of-war
With my father’s old black silk Navy scarf
Your presence was honored with a warmer reception
Than my socially inept sober navigations.

 

 

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Sunshine Anger

My heart is heavy
I got a heavy heart
Seven thousand pounds
It needs a trailer park

My eyes are sinking
I got sunken eyes
At one thousand fathoms
They depressurized

My anger is sunshine
In a medicine jar
Sunshine anger
Under the cellar door

My soul is burdened
I got a burdened soul
Neither beast nor priest
Are gonna lighten my load

My head is hanging
I got a hanging head
Up over the doorknob
Now I’m ready for bed

My frustration is sunshine
In a preservative jar
Sunshine frustration
Under garden variety star.

 

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Factory Stereo

Summer afternoon in the parallel park
My factory stereo’s got no moving parts
With a digital source and few artifacts
From the Fiery Furnaces to Spoon and Pinback

Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me
Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me

Waiting on the train at the white striped gate
My factory stereo in the dashboard shakes
With mushy bass and guttural treble
From The Hold Steady to Eagles of Death Metal

Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me
Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me

And when I’ve lost control
Of my life and my stereo
I turn on the radio
Let Kelly Clarkson steal my soul

Summer afternoon in a traffic jam
My factory stereo passes the time
Circuits are sealed and under warranty
That’s more than we can say for Pete Doherty

Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me
Yeah, it’s imperfect
But it’s perfect enough for me…

 

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< Complicated

My mind doesn’t work
Like a mind that goes in a line
From A to B all the time
It thrives on routine
But still has been seen
Seeking change at every turn
Novelty can be well-worn

And you should know me better
Contradictions should be familiar
Concentrate and observe
I’m greater than easy to figure
And less than complicated

Look at all the paths
Leading into my decisions
And myriad motivations
You predict I will stick
To the same old script
But I often change the ending
To make more common sense

And you should know me better
Expectations should be higher
After so much time
I’m > easy to figure
And < complicated

I’m moving forward
When it seems like I’m standing still
Don’t guess that I haven’t changed
Look backwards at the habits I’ve killed

I put on a hard act
Impossible yet fallible
And possible to follow
I will throw the knives
As you’re spinning blind
But take comfort in the fact
That I’m practically practiced

And you should know me better
I’m as harmless as sharp cheddar
Armed with good intentions
I’m > easy to figure
And < complicated.

 

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If You Stand On The Surface Of The Planet Named After The Goddess Of Love

If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
You will burn in a caustic fire
You will melt into the soil
And evaporate as you boil

If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
You will char like a candle wick
You will wear a sulfuric shroud
And suffocate under the clouds

You’ll never see the truth or beauty
Imagined by those bohemians
You’ll wish you were back in Kansas City
Far from anything Venusian

If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
You will flatten like a flounder
You will swim in an acid lake
And emerge corroded and flaked

If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
You will blister in the Kelvin
You will expand and contract
And bleed and burst and collapse

You’ll never feel the passion
As it’s sold by painters and poets
You’ll long for the embrace of Long Island
Far from our sister planet

If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love
If you stand on the surface of the planet named after the Goddess of Love…

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