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Track Name: Full of the Moon
I know
I'm more beast than man
I can tell
by the beating heart in my hand

I've got a taste for blood
and a nose for fear
and if you stay for love
you'll be killed my dear

'cuz my head is full of the moon
my head has a dark side, too

you try to leave
but you'll never get away
it's not love
unless I go insane

you see
it's not you it's me
but once I change
you know it's not me to blame

I've got a taste for blood
and a nose for fear
if you stay for love
you'll be killed my dear

'cuz my head is full of the moon
my head has a dark side, too

you try to leave
but you'll never get away
it's not love unless I go insane
Track Name: One Life Left
I've got one life left
the other eight are dead
the furniture is ruined
and I'm running late on rent
I've always had bad odds
and shitty paying jobs
predisposed to gambling
one of many fatal flaws

I ain't blowing smoke
it's the wind
trying to live
ain't a sin

I've got one shot left
the other five are spent
I'm not a quick draw
but my feet are made of lead
I like my bulleits like my whiskey
from the soil of Kentucky
if you ever try to cross me
better hope you're feeling lucky

I ain't blowing smoke
it's the wind
trying to live
ain't a sin

I've got one verse left
the other two were shit
but I'd do it just the same
because I live without regrets
I sing cowboy songs
I revel in my wrongs
my mansions up in Heaven
and by now it won't be long

I ain't blowing smoke
it's the wind
trying to live
ain't a sin
Track Name: Prize Fight
less like love
more like a prize fight
I'm peering through
a pair of black eyes
and in this corner
a man so desperate
he's spitting buckets of blood

there ain't gonna be a rematch
you better float you better sting
you better fight back
and if you've had all you can take
before the last round
you better pray to god
you hear the final bell sound

your little jabs
have left me reeling
I'm seeing stars
the lights are spinning
but I'm conditioned
for such a beating
and I'm not going down

there ain't gonna be a rematch
you better float you better sting
you better fight back
and if you've had all you can take
before the last round
you better pray to god
you hear the final bell sound

the gloves are off
so give it all you've got
but if you swing and miss
you're gonna catch my
deadly kiss

I'm not going down

the greatest fight
in history
the reason still a mystery
I wish you'd just
attack my body
you're such a knockout

there ain't gonna be a rematch
you better float you better sting
you better fight back
and if you've had all you can take
before the last round
you better pray to god
you hear the final bell sound

I'm not going down
Track Name: Smashing Air Guitars
I used to find my joy
between these six strings
but now I'm pressing hard
I don't feel much of anything

I'm the guy you met
singing at the bar
drinking well tequila
and smashing air guitars

did you know there's only twelve notes
notes that you can play
and those twelve notes have been played
every single fucking way

I'm the guy you met
singing at the bar
drinking well tequila
and smashing air guitars

fuck this shit
to fucking hell
Track Name: Not Long For This World
I woke up I was still kinda high
finally found my keys
and kissed the cat goodbye
and I'm not long for this world
oh god, I know

I never said I wanted to be
anything more
than just a little happy

my office crush
finally spoke to me
but when she handed me my coffee
I saw her diamond ring
and I'm not long for this world
oh god, I know

I never said I wanted to be
anything more
than just a little happy

the boss said,
"TGI Friday!
But you'll have to work this weekend,
it's a priority."
and I'm not long for this world
oh god, I know

I never said I wanted to be
anything more
than just a little happy

but the world won't let me be

I never said I wanted to be
anything more
than just a little happy

but the world won't let me be

I got home
I smoked a fat old bowl
and then I ate my weight
in Honey Nut Cheerios
and I'm not long for this world
I fucking hope

I never said
I wanted to be
anything more
than just a little happy
Track Name: Sister
the second time I fell in love with her
was the first time I saw her in her funeral dress
in the harsh light of a grocery aisle
I just knew I had to make that mess

I could never tell her brother
that I was in love with his sister

the first time I fell in love with her
we were standing in a roller rink
we watched the band and sang with every song
we were young but not as young as it seemed

I could never tell her brother
that I was in love with his sister

the last time I fell in love with her
she came alone to see me sing on a stage
she tried to leave without a final farewell
I called her name across the street and she waved

I could never tell her brother
that I was in love with his sister
Track Name: Cleopatra
Cleopatra
slept all night
through the banging rain
it's why I love her
the sky is falling but she remains

psycho crazy love
is the calmest kind
when we're face to face
caught in her cat's eye
the storm is coming
but I don't mind

she hogs the mattress
the moon cuts through
the venetian blinds
I can't sleep right
lying next to the rest of my life

psycho crazy love
is the calmest kind
when we're face to face
caught in her cat's eye
the storm is coming
but I don't mind

Cleopatra...

psycho crazy love
is the calmest kind
when we're face to face
caught in her cat's eye
the storm is coming

Cleopatra
damn, I love ya
Track Name: When I Met You
my shocks of white are just moonlight growing old
I know you're spooked and swear you just saw a ghost
but they don't come 'round here no more

the sun is dying but while we're still alive
we count the happiness by our smile lines
and match the sparks inside our eyes

when I met you it was jubilation
when I met you it was a celebration
and the fireworks
oh yeah, the fire works
let's burn the whole place down
you pick the shade of red
I'll pick the town

I signed your yearbook "Had fun in chemistry"
you carved our names in a heart on an evergreen
and then we jumped without looking

when I met you it was jubilation
when I met you it was a celebration
and the fireworks
oh yeah, the fire works
let's burn the whole place down
you pick the shade of red
I'll pick the town

twilights a place between being bought and sold
you took my silver and I took all your gold
and then we took to paving roads
Track Name: Long Way From Love
we're a long way from love
I know you know it's true
can't be held responsible
for what we wanna do

you look beautiful tonight
with the moon and the stars
in your eyes
in your eyes

we're a long way from love
I know you know it's true
when the nights as young as us
who knows just what we'll do
Track Name: She Went Goth (Ft. Frank Fraction)
nobody knows what happened
how she got so strange
she went to Florida for summer break
and when she got back she had changed
she cut off her hair
sat at a new lunch table
the rumor is she's vegetarian
and mentally unstable
and she listens to The Cure

that last I heard she went goth
but she doesn't wanna talk about it
666 on her trapper keeper
now her heart belongs to Lucifer

she likes her cats
like she likes her magic
furry and fat
black and tragic
she got her eyebrow pierced
by her best friend Heather
who just last year
was a huge Belieber
now she listens to The Cure

the last I heard she went goth
but she doesn't wanna talk about it
666 on her trapper keeper
now her heart belongs to Lucifer

the school counselor
wants to talk to her
is everything alright at home?
she just wants to be left alone
and listen to the cure

her mom and dad
keep saying it's a phase
but I saw her outside the mall
with pig's blood on her face
and I heard she put a curse
on the football team
she threw a dead pigeon in the locker room
and they all failed geometry
and started listening to the cure

the last I heard she went goth
but she doesn't wanna talk about it
666 on her trapper keeper
now her heart belongs to Lucifer
Track Name: Love & You & Me
these things come in threes
love and you and me

colors always fade
tears fall from my face
from the gray
comes the rain
from the rain
I wash away
wash away

I can't stand the day
since you went away

colors always fade
tears fall from my face
from the gray
comes the rain
from the rain
you wash away
wash away
Track Name: Venetian Blinds
the heater hums
our breath turns sour
the midnight hour
comes easily
and I can feel you leave

I don't know
just where you go in the night
but I feel uninvited
your body quakes
you push me away
toss and turn
try to scream
what a dream
a life away from me

venetian blinds
shadow the wall
the streetlights whine
and you, my dear
are in the stratosphere

I don't know
just where you go in the night
but I feel uninvited
your body quakes
you push me away
toss and turn
try to scream
what a dream
a life away from me

come on, my love
it's time for you to wake up

I don't know
just where you go in the night
but I feel uninvited
your body quakes
you push me away
toss and turn
try to scream
what a dream
a life away from me
Track Name: I'm Gonna Die
I think it'd be alright
if we went ahead and lost our minds
let's do it tonight
while the moon is big and bright

I'm not faking when I say it to you
it's only a mater of time
precious cargo wrapped inside our skulls
we all know how that goes

I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die
sweet baby Jesus I'm gonna die

dance your self into the light
we only get a single try
a million times
so go commit your crimes

I'm not faking when I say it to you
it's only a matter of time
precious cargo wrapped inside our skulls
we all know how that goes

I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die
sweet baby Jesus I'm gonna die

but don't you cry

cause death will kill you, too
death will kill you, too
death will kill you, too
death will kill you, too
Bono and the Edge
death will kill U2
better find what you're looking for
cause death will kill U2

I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die
sweet baby Jesus I'm gonna die
Track Name: Mistress
I'm not in love
she's just got nice legs
the kind of woman
that will make you beg
oh, I've not been here before
muffled screams from behind the door

oh mistress, mistress
oh please
don't take it easy on me
if I'm the lock you're the key
to this beautifully brutal
whipped, chained and neutered sympathy

this might hurt
but life can feel much worse
when rats are running
just to finish the course
oh, we all need a reward
dopamine, a race for the cure

oh mistress, mistress
oh please
don't take it easy on me
if I'm the lock you're the key
to this beautifully brutal
whipped, chained and neutered sympathy

we've all got hangups
at least I'm trying
we're all slaves
but I'll get mine

oh, I'm going insane
learning to live with the pain

oh mistress, mistress
oh please
don't take it easy on me
if I'm the lock you're the key
to this beautifully brutal
whipped, chained and neutered sympathy
Track Name: Every Moment
you're in love with a place
that I can't be
whatever strange circumstance
brought you to me
I'm sorry, please don't leave

this bi-coastal living
is more like a bipolar sentence
and every moment apart
is every moment

you write in cursive that's slanted
it's hard to read
when your letters are coming
less frequently
just tell me what you need

this bi-coastal living
is more like a bipolar sentence
and every moment apart
is every moment

it's getting hard to see
which lines I'm supposed to read
between
just tell me what you need

this bi-coastal living
is more like a bipolar sentence
and every moment apart
is every moment
Track Name: Good Times, Great Oldies
well I know it's been a while
but you're sprung and you've got that smile
you really were too pretty for prison

I think it's time we got into trouble
steal an ice cream truck on double
eating fudge bars and cruisin' for women

these are good times
these are goddamn great oldies
the sun is shinin' like a silver spoon
we're dropping cannon balls into the pool

we all pitched in and got you something
it ain't much, but you'll need a weapon
with "welcome back" carved into the barrel

these are good times
these are goddamn great oldies
the sun is shinin' like a silver spoon
we're selling dime bags outside the school

I can't believe that you didn't snitch
that's why we're always gonna be best friends
through any bullshit or fatal bullet

these are good times
these are goddamn great oldies
the sun is shinin' like a silver spoon
we're dropping cannon balls into the pool
these are good times
these are goddamn great oldies
the sun is shinin' like a silver spoon
we're selling dime bags outside the school
Track Name: What's In a Name
what's in a name?
I'll tell you what exactly
a bunch of numbers, baby
to credit cards with money

am I to blame?
you make it so damn easy
sites with no security
how did I get so lucky?

I know you're judging me
how could I steal innocent identities?
well I suffer from crippling anxieties
as a child
the other kids teased me

what's in a name?
I'll take about just any
besides the one they called me
they chanted incessantly

I know you're judging me
how could I steal innocent identities?
well, I suffer from crippling anxieties
as a child
the other kids teased me

I'm not much for data encryption
I'd rather websites fill you with suspicion
I'd rather not we talk much about it
most of the money goes to my therapist

am I to blame?
I've got to make a living
even if I'm a shut in
just hit that pay now button

I know you're judging me
how could I steal innocent identities?
well I suffer from crippling anxieties
as a child
the other kids teased me
Track Name: Two Christmases
I'm walking around on a rainy night
every breath I take comes out as a sigh
the drunks are stumbling home but I've got nowhere to go
I'm walking around after our latest fight

we both agree
it's time to end this matrimony
in sickness and health
we were crawling through a living hell
death would not do its part
even though our hearts had long since stopped
sure I'm worried about the kids
but they'll dig two christmases

I'm walking around in the morning fog
people scraping off their windshields and going for jogs
it occurs to me maybe we're better off
I'm walking around after an all night talk

we both agree
it's time to end this matrimony
in sickness and health
we were crawling through a living hell
death would not do its part
even though our hearts had long since stopped
sure I'm worried about the kids
but they'll dig two christmases

your mom and I have something to say
it's not your fault, we love you the same
somethings will have to change
but I bought you this video game!

we both agree
it's time to end this matrimony
in sickness and health
we were crawling through a living hell
death would not do its part
even though our hearts had long since stopped
sure I'm worried about the kids
but they'll dig two christmases
Track Name: Jimmy Can't Surf
the snowbirds are gone
the sun is in its place
the melted ice caps
make for good waves

so I'm calling up the gang
there's a new guy around
he knows all the slang
says he's "on the rebound"

he likes catching the rays
he likes chasing the babes
but he's kind of a jerk
and Jimmy doesn't know how to surf

I was waxing down my board
breathing the salty shore
when he said the n-word
you can't say the n-word

I couldn't believe it
is Jimmy a bigot?
I mean, he said the n-word
and you can't say the n-word

he likes catching the rays
he likes chasing the babes
but he's kind of a jerk
and Jimmy doesn't know how to surf

hey man, it's cool
not everybody catches waves
some people stick out their tongues
and catch snowflakes
...but we should really have a talk about race

he likes catching the rays
he likes chasing the babes
but he's kind of a jerk
and Jimmy doesn't know how to surf
Track Name: Camping
find that dusty sleeping bag
brings some drugs and a couple flasks
we've got room left in the car
for you to bring your guitar

just dear god
please don't play "Wagon Wheel"

You know damn well
I don't like camping
everybody's saying
"it's not gonna happen"
but the forecast shows
a pretty good chance of rain
wait...
doesn't that mean we should stay?

the map is wet and kinda ripped
and everyone's having bad trips
it kinda feels like The Blair Witch
let's go back to the tent

where the ground is hard
but we still try to do it

You know damn well
I don't like camping
everybody's saying
"it's not gonna happen"
but the forecast shows
a pretty good chance of rain
wait...
doesn't that mean we should stay?

I don't mind mother nature
if it means I get a cool profile picture
I wanna do some yoga on this mossy log
wait give me a second to get downward dog
I don't mind mother nature

once the fire finally starts
we make smores under the stars
then someone picks up the guitar
I know what those chords are

they're fucking gonna play "Wagon Wheel"

You know damn well
I don't like camping
everybody's saying
"it's not gonna happen"
but the forecast shows
a pretty good chance of rain
wait...
doesn't that mean we should stay?

don't rock me baby
Track Name: Illuminati Blues
I might've gotten a little too high
and went to the wrong website
now I'm thinking 'bout those lizard people
and I'm terrified

societies in Ivy League schools
would never invite me or you
and most of them become president
open your eyes you fool

our pop stars are pawns in their game
numbing our minds in exchange for fame
just think about the twenty-seven club
I rest my case

You want proof? Look at a one dollar bill
there's Latin, pyramids and a freaky ass seal
not to mention numerology
it's giving me the chills

the moon landing was fake
you can tell it's on a sound stage
the flag shouldn't wave
and why are there no stars in outerspace?
this is blowing my damn mind

everything I've ever been told is a lie
and I can't swallow cuz my mouth is so dry

the moon landing was fake
you can tell it's on a sound stage
the flag shouldn't wave
and why are there no stars in outerspace?
this is blowing my damn mind
Track Name: Phoenix For The Night
It's so goddamn hot
I don't know how you people stand it
it's like you're reborn in this fiery flame
just to erect this TGI Friday's

I'm in Phoenix for the night
in room one seventeen
I've got HBO
the champagne flows
and there's a keycard under the mat

we made accidental eye contact
when you ordered diet coke and jack
let's cut to the chase and ditch this place
before they sing for someone's birthday
fuck their birthday

I'm in Phoenix for the night
in room one seventeen
I've got HBO
the champagne flows
and there's a keycard under the mat

feels like I've been here before
they all have the same decor
will you share your jalapeno poppers with me, baby?
I'll share my loaded baked potato wedge
Track Name: I'm In Love (And It's Your Fault)
I'm going straight outta my mind
in a telephone booth
with a fist full of dimes
leaving messages I know
you're never gonna hear
I know your number by my heart
and your smile by my ear
and I'm just trying not to break down
while you're just trying to leave town

I just wanna make one thing clear
I'm in love and it's your fault
now I'm gonna walk around
this ghost town in the dead of night
I just wanna make one thing clear
I'm in love and it's your fault

It's after the beep
and I know you're asleep
God, I feel like a creep
even before I speak
but you know I've never wanted
more than this
I get nervous every time
I smell your cherry chapstick

and I'm just trying to hold on
to the girl in the Beatles song

I just wanna make one thing clear
I'm in love and it's your fault
now I'm gonna walk around
this ghost town in the dead of night
I just wanna make one thing clear
I'm in love and it's your fault