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Track Name: Martha Beautiful
At a walk, on the run
in the air, never done
she is floating with the crowd
just like a cloud of floating black
like her hair, it's almost real
like her face, almost ideal
but it's the things that don't add up
that don't make sense
that bring you back

and I keep coming back
like another day
like I only want to stay with Martha Beautiful
she is flying high
I will testify
to the only reason why - she's Martha Beautiful
Martha Beautiful

people look, friends will stare
let 'em go, I don't care
I have fallen into place
into a place where they're not there
only her, like the moon
her faces change, like the tune
while she keeps the tides awake
for heaven's sake
she's everywhere

and I keep coming round
like another sun
and I know I've just begun with Martha Beautiful
she is oxygen
and she's carbon, too
and she's always something new, she's Martha Beautiful
Martha Beautiful

I can't believe what I just saw
she is not without her flaws
but after all
that's what makes her...

I keep coming home
like I know you're there
and I only want to be where Martha's beautiful
as the years go by
as they're wont to do
the only thing that's true
you'll be more beautiful
Martha Beautiful
Martha Beautiful
Track Name: Preach It All Away
the stars winking out
they'll say they know what it's all about
without a doubt
there's no mystery
don't be fooled by the crazy things you see
it's meant to be

it's been going on for a billion years
everybody playing on your fears
to get you to do the very things
you'd never do
because they say
we'll preach it all away

the clergy knows
without a doubt the fever's gonna grow
predictions show
the story's set
even though they've never been right yet
you wanna bet

it's been going on for a billion years
everybody playing on your fears
to get you to do the very things
you'd never do
because they say
we'll preach it all away

hucksters are everywhere
charlatans all wear
the robes of respect
just to wrap them round your neck
Track Name: I Should Always Fool You
I should always fool you
it's a chump move, I know it’s true
I should always bamboozle you
there is nothing else I can do

I am an empty hole
I've got nothing deep inside me
and nothing in my life
that ever qualified me
to deserve someone like you
and if you knew
you'd see right through

I should always con you
just to keep you from discovering who
I should always lie and deceive
keep you tangled up in what I weave

I am an empty shell
I've got nothing to fall back on
and nothing in the world
to show me a reflection
a transparent man
and if you knew
you'd see right through

I should always fool you
Track Name: Do You Explode?
do you explode, when I'm not there
is there a code, I'm unaware
do you careen, when I'm away
across the green, while I decay

I don't know you at all
and I'm finally realizing
I have fallen for
your deceptive advertising
I don't know you at all
now the problems are arising
I never saw it coming

do you attack, in corners tight
or do you go, looking for a fight
do you pulsate, in glowing red
or is it all, inside my head

I don't know you at all
and I'm finally realizing
I was taken in
by your creative enterprising
I don't know you at all
and it's really not surprising
I never saw it coming

do you explode
do you detonate
do you vaporize
spinning counterclockwise

I don't know you at all
and I'm finally realizing
I was buffaloed
you were so good at disguising
I don't know you at all
by way of emphasizing
I never saw it coming
Track Name: Half Nighttime
half nighttime... comes
it can be hard to tell
but you'll know it when you're in it
and you're in it well
half nighttime... comes
it's neither dark nor light
and it might go on forever
or maybe the schedule's tight

you can't be sure what time it is
the radio's only static hiss
all reference points vanish in the mist
things change
and stay the same

half nighttime... comes
what seems like a sweet escape
is just another detour
one you should not take
half nighttime... comes
and anything's possible
but nothing useful happens
and every result is null

you never know just where you are
every door will stand ajar
but none of them get you very far
no gain
you can't be sure what time it is
the radio's only static hiss
all reference points vanish in the mist
things change
and stay the same

limbo rock, and limbo roll
like you're falling down a hole
but you can't fall
there's nowhere to go
Track Name: Mr. Flames
Mr. Flames overcame
all the guff around his name
the effort was gargantuan
no one would use his first name, Stan

Mr. Flames was not the same
it's hard to say who was to blame
inertia is the cruelest law
each codicil, he fought them all

don't call me Mr. Flames
I'm not that guy
don't call me Mr. Flames
and don't ask why
don't call me Mr. Flames
call me Stan

Mr. Flames outlived his fame
the focus fell out of the frame
we all forgot who he used to be
could have been you, might have been me

and now they don't call him at all
Track Name: The College Of Canaries
Welcome, folks, please take a seat
here they are, the people you've come to meet
the college of canaries
check 'em out, aren't they a prize
don't need to think
you just need to memorize
the college of canaries

remember every line
remember every note
don't think about what you're saying
just parrot us by rote

your struggle's done, you're joining the choir
have confidence, what we want is your desire
the college of canaries
when we're all one, no one can resist
just go along, and don't end up on our list
the college of canaries

remember every tune
remember every word
forget the man you used to be
you were so absurd

repeat after me...

remember all the wins
forget about the losses
remember what we'll do to you
if you ever cross us

welcome, all, come on inside
you are in, for such an amazing ride
the college of canaries
the college of canaries
Track Name: Don't Trust Back
don't try to sell me again
it's just not believable
things that were credible once
are now irretrievable
you have had your chance

all out of slack
don't trust back
don't give 'em the benefit
when you react
don't trust back
just keep 'em all out of it
give 'em what they gave to you

don't try to slick me again
I won't make the same mistake
I've learned a lot from the past
I'm not falling for the fake
go ahead, try again

go ahead, try again...
I won't forget where I've been
Track Name: After Scientist
after scientist comes the church
after church comes the scientist
after scientist comes the law
comes the church
comes the scientist

the law makes civilization
civilization makes the science
the science kills the church
the church makes the law

the church brought civilization
civilization made the law
the law kills the science
the science kills us all

the modern world grew unplanned
overpassed, undermanned
the modern world grew like a weed
spontaneous from every seed
Track Name: The Night Constellation Of Me
the night constellation of me
just look up, I am all you’ll see
you will always know where I'm gonna be
the night constellation of me

you might not recognize me
right on the spot
but here I am, surprise, me
connect the dots

there's other constellations
at every compass degree
but one solitary symbol
that stands for me

connect the dots
align the spots
untie the knots...
and there I am
Track Name: I Don't Bleed You Anymore
been a long time coming
a long time coming oh yeah
I could feel that humming
feel that humming oh yeah
ah but now it's faded
now it's faded oh yeah
you don't know how long I've waited
how long I've waited oh yeah

oh oh oh oh
I don't bleed you anymore
oh oh oh oh
I don't bleed you anymore
oh you're not in me
oh you did not win me
oh oh oh oh
I don't bleed you anymore

you were in the marrow
in the marrow oh yeah
in the straight and narrow
straight and narrow oh yeah
and you made me hollow
made me hollow oh yeah
but now I don't have to follow
have to follow oh no
Track Name: Sounds Fall Down
sounds fall down
from the pregnant sky
they're falling, they're falling
sounds fall down
they rarely catch your eye
but they're calling, they're calling

and I'm not ready
barely steady
I'm surrounded by the sound
but I can't catch it
I can't steer it
barely hear it
a note drops in my ear
but I can't match it

sounds fall down
like Debussy's rain
and I know it, I know it
sounds fall down
and circle round the drain
and I know it, I can't get going
Track Name: Grammar And You
I'm glad we had this talk
and everywhere it led
I'm not sure I followed
everything you said
but I think I got the gist
though I should not be so sure
there's an art... to it

grammar and you
have such a complicated thing together
grammar and you
are passing in the night
oh, maybe I'm just dense
but you lost me on the tense
am I making sense
of grammar and you

could you please repeat that
did I get it straight
sense keeps slipping through my fingers
maybe I'll just wait
will the pieces fall together
when I take them as a whole
I suppose... who knows

grammar and you
have such a complicated thing together
grammar and you
are passing in the night
oh, it really is superb
the way your nouns don't match your verbs
I'd hate to disturb
grammar and you
Track Name: Ohio's Brown
grass burns, haze turns
when Ohio's brown
one smoke, all choke
when Ohio's brown

days stretch on for centuries
heat puts strong men down
insect drone's the soundtrack to
anywhere you're bound
when Ohio's brown

asphalt shimmers
when Ohio's brown
pavement embers
when Ohio's brown

nights go by in seconds flat
moment's respite found
sun comes back to bake us all
hard as concrete town
when Ohio's brown

sweat pours, indoors
when Ohio's brown
North lake escape
when Ohio's brown