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Track Name: Pong Song
my only childhood friend
was a little box with two knobs
my obsession was such
that I ignored my every other job
I got in a lot of trouble, but

pong, I love you pong
for you I write this song
for you and your square ball
I bounced you off the wall
when I was on my own
I did not feel so alone
oh, pong, you were with me all along

sometimes my brothers would play
but mostly it was me and you
and a little black and white TV
and oh, so many hours flew
you might think that they were wasted, but

pong, I love you pong
for you I write this song
for you and your square ball
I bounced you off the wall
when I was on my own
I did not feel so alone
oh, pong, you were with me all along

nowadays you're retro
but I was with you from the get go
you were just... the... thing
games got much more complicated
but for me they never rated
you got everything... just right

you might think that I was wasted, but

pong, I love you pong
for you I write this song
for you and your square ball
I bounced you off the wall
when I was on my own
I did not feel so alone
oh, pong, you were with me all along
Track Name: Infinite Loop
it seems like a long time
but it's been even longer
never the right time
but now it's even wronger
the repetition
used to bring me comfort
nowadays it only brings me down

because you and me
we've been down this road before
no matter how, many times
we say we won't anymore
resistant to the truth
we're caught in an infinite loop

deja vu's a French phrase
a language I don't speak
but we've seen this all already
the seventh time this week
I'd break the cycle
I'd climb out of this rut
if I knew the consequences
if I could fill in the buts
Track Name: I'm Dying To
i admit defeat
I know when I am beat
even though I never took a swing
I know enough
but my lake of words dries up
I mouth the words, but I don't say a thing

I'm dying to
I know just what to do
but I just can't follow through
I'm dying, too
I'm dying to
say these things to you
there's no way you ever knew
I was dying to

my ears are plugged
I feel like I've been drugged
I'm twenty different guys
and none are me
but my eyes are clear
crystal crystal clear
that's the only sense that's left to me
Track Name: Shake
escape
I can't escape
nerves on edge
more than I can take

I'd run
if I could run
but my legs don't work
I stop before I've begun

can't breathe, can't eat
can't talk, can't sleep
can't think, hell, I can't do anything
except shake...

I'm stuck
well and truly stuck
in the spider web
I ran out of luck

I confess
I couldn't care less
let me be
your shivering mess

can't breathe, can't eat
can't talk, can't sleep
can't think, hell, I can't do anything
except shake...
Track Name: Millions Have Tried
now
it's 1999
14 years behind
Prince just couldn't wait long enough
but the time, seemed so right
not just another year, so

take your time
let it all slide downhill
millions have tried and still
we end up in the same place
where we're all gonna be

things
are building to a peak
it's got to end next week
but next week comes and goes
so do you, so do I, so do we all
anticlimactic, still, but

take your time
let it all slide downhill
millions have tried and still
we end up in the same place
where we're all gonna be
though you might not believe
you can barely concieve
we've been through this and worse
we'll muddle through again

now
millennia have passed
this won't be the last
we can't seem to grasp, we're not the end
of it all, not even close
step down off the mount, and

take your time
let it all slide downhill
millions have tried and still
we end up in the same place
where we're all gonna be
Track Name: True Crime
in the dark
I can't see your true colors
what I believed
the same as so many others
based on what we wanted
not on what we knew
we knew nothing
we knew nothing

evidence
left me on the fence
my heart made up my mind
that's the true crime

in my head
I wrote the whole story
my mistake
I picked the wrong category
I imagined documentary
reporting on the facts
it was all fiction
totally fiction
Track Name: I Am Incomplete
I have been around a little while
a lot of information in the file
it might seem like I've got it down
and I know where I'm bound

please

I am incomplete
you may be buying the show
but there's so many things I don't know
I'm just like everyone else
a work in progress
I am incomplete

don't let the bravado make you think
that I have figured out a single thing
I'm not holding any cards
I'm just bluffing really hard

can't you see

I am incomplete
you may be buying the show
but there's so many things I don't know
I'm just like everyone else
a work in progress
I am incomplete

I've got such a ways to go
why can't I just let you know
that I'm just as lost as everyone
I want to be more for you
Track Name: Incredible Love
you, freak me out
what are you all about
well I got no idea
but it'll be fun to figure out

you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love love love
you give me love
you give me love

you, make me think
and all it takes is one wink
and I forget the spinning world
and it comes to a crashing halt

you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love love love
you give me love
you give me love

I try to understand it
but it don't make sense
no need to be demanding
on your excellence

you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love incredible love
you give me love love love love love
you give me love
you give me love
Track Name: Life's A Game
Life's a game
and I'm behind
it's already five to nothing
and I'm really in a bind
I just can't
get you out
my relievers all have sore arms
it's gonna be a rout

and it's just the first inning
I stand no chance of winning
I'm just trying to get through this
with a little dignity
but it's not to be

Life's a game
it never ends
there's another game tomorrow
and I can't stay on the bench
but I'm outcassed
and I'm outgunned
your team is full of all stars
while mine's a bunch of bums

and it's just the third inning
the pain's just beginning
and the crowd is booing loudly
they expect a better show
but there you go

life's a game
that I can't win
barring season-ending injury
I'll be back again
tomorrow
Track Name: My Opposite
when I make a left turn
she wants to go to the right
when I'm stuffed to the rafters
she wants to go for a bite
I've never known
a more contrary soul
when I'm on top of the mountain
she'll dig me a hole

she's my opposite
in every way
and she spends her time
messing up my day
she's my opposite
in any way she could be
and the biggest thing is
she don't love me

well, I happen to think I'm
a pretty good lookin' guy
and when I'm out dancing
the girls give me the eye
but you can't stand
to see my ug-a-ly mug
you call me on the carpet
and pull out the rug
Track Name: When The Roof Fell In
It was only seven years
but it seems like so much longer
it was a different sort of world
back then
and I feel so uneasy
to be standing on the spot
where I was standing
when the roof fell in

it was Sunday, like any Sunday
and nobody would have suspected
it was the day that the wages of sin
they would all be repaid
in one fateful moment
standing right here
when the roof fell in

well my mansion of lies
it all crumbled before my eyes
and everyone would know what I knew
and my image it died
they were all so surprised
but I'm pretty sure the most surprised was you

I would send my regrets
but you'll never forget
seeing me would just remind you once again
of the mess that I made
and the trust I betrayed
I was right here
when the roof fell in
Track Name: Is This The End?
Is this the end
of my head
it feels like I am dead
I should probably go to bed
but here I am

is this the end
of the line
it surely is of mine
but I guess I'll try it one last time
here we go

words
come on words
I have used them all today
eleven times
words
come on words
don't desert me
you don't even have to rhyme

is this the end
of my brain
I slowly go insane
or very quickly down the drain
eh, either way

is this the end
of the road
or did I just explode
have bits of me been thrown
everywhere

words
come on words
I wish I'd paid attention
back in school
oh, words
dammit, words
I'm supposed to be the master
you, the tool

I'm not writing a bridge
if you want a bridge
go steal one from another song
in fact, I'm done.
Track Name: A Marriage In Seven Parts
I met a girl
at the bar
in the crowd
it was hard
I persevered
I couldn't wait
we shouted out
a Friday date

and I hope it all goes right
I have planned out quite a night
because she really wasn't like
the other girls who were at the bar
I hope it goes well

I fell hard
I fell so hard
and it was two weeks later
that we came to celebrate
our engagement
____________________

yesterday
I was just some guy
I didn't need a plan
now today
I've got responsibilities
I'm a married man
I should've seen this coming
I should have thought things out
but here we are
here we are
_________________

oh, the boredom
oh, the boredom
up and off to work
work and back to bed
I love you, but it's getting hard to care
I see you because you're always there
oh, the boredom
__________________

you call, I listen
but clearly something's missing
I speak what I fear
but I don't think you hear

drifting apart
drifting apart
oh I don't know how to stop
I don't know how to start
we're drifting apart
drifting apart
oh I don't know how it happened
it's just the way we are
_________________

I sneak around
behind your back
because your back is always turned
you throw it back
in my face
only you know how many times I've been burned

because I'm faithless
I'm so faithless
and you're so faithless
you're so faithless
we're all faithless
we're all faithless, faithless, faithless
faithless, faithless, faithless
faithless, faithless, faithless
___________________

thank god it's over
nobody won
thank god it's over
the score was none to none
but we got out before anyone got hurt
besides you
besides me
______________________

and when it's all been done
the best thing is to let it go
don't let it drag you down to hell
and add it to the list
of things you really ought to know
learn to avoid the places you fell

I'm gonna be a better man
I won't do less than what I can
the mistakes that I have made
they will not be repeated
I'm gonna be a better man
a better man
a better man
Track Name: Sleep My Love
sleep. my love
go to sleep, my love
forget the things that worry you tonight
sleep. my love
go to sleep, my love
now is not the time to fight the fight

lay your burdens down
and close your eyes
they'll be right where you left them tomorrow

sleep. my love
go to sleep, my love
the world cannot reach you in my arms
sleep. my love
go to sleep, my love
here where all is safe and sound and warm

lay your cares aside
and close your eyes
we'll pick them up together tomorrow
Track Name: Chillow
Chillow
the amazing new pillow pad
cool cool comfort on my
Chillow
no more sleepless nights
you got to chillax on my
Chillow
no electricity, no batteries
come on baby relax on my
Chillow
Oprah loves 'em, Rachael Ray, too
come on baby, lay down on my
Chillow
(Aww, you know I will)
(Oh, yeah)
Track Name: Beautiful Ruins
you and I
were doomed from the start
the day we met's the day we started
falling apart
but it's worth a lot, sometimes
for the beautiful ruins left behind

you and I
were such a bad idea
we both knew at the starting line
we'd end up here
but it's not so bad, I don't mind
for the beautiful ruins left behind

beautiful ruins
beautiful ruins
it's almost like we knew what we were doing
one's a lot like you
one's a bit like me
and they're the good that came out of
the beautiful ruins of our love

you and I
we didn't fit
but at least we never took it out
on the blameless kids
because we knew they were the good things, you would find
in the beautiful ruins left behind
Track Name: My Fake Apology
the things I've done
I guess you've all seen the news
incriminating pictures of my crotch
I didn't kill no one
you wouldn't know by the way they talk
as I burn, everyone will watch

but did you see
my fake apology
at least you've got to give it a look
the sincerity
of my fake apology
means you've got to let me off the hook
one more time

was I bad
I didn't think anyone would mind
those women all looked lonely, it made me cry
so I snuck up behind
put 'em in a little headlock
just to cheer them up, does that make me a bad guy

but did you see
my fake apology
at least you've got to give it a look
the sincerity
of my fake apology
means you've got to let me off the hook
one more time

I'll take that two week class
in seven days, I'm a good study
and when it's over and done
I'll still be your buddy
right?
Track Name: Sense
you got something
you got something on your mind
yeah you got something
you got something on your mind

whenever it is that I work it out
just like every, time there's no doubt
it's some crazy scheme, but there's no evidence
it just doesn't make sense

you got bad wiring
you got bad wiring in your head
yeah you got bad wiring
you got bad wiring in your head

cause every time you work your mouth
the truth goes north and your brain goes south
must be your hair that's hiding all your dents
it just doesn't make sense

I gotta leave you
I gotta leave you far behind
yeah I gotta leave you
before I lose my little mind

your sanity's gone round the bend
and your story won't have a happy end
I'll be on the other side of the fence
it just doesn't make sense
Track Name: Wild Berries
she fed me wild berries in the morning
she fed me wild berries im the night
I don't know where she carried
all those extraordinary
wild berries all day long

she fed me hot biscuits before noon
she fed me hot biscuits under the moon
any time she'd fix 'em
I would never wanna miss 'em
she fed me hot biscuits all day long

she cooked up sweet gravy right at five
she cooked up sweet gravy, man alive
and every time she'd pour it
I would straight up flat adore it
she cooked up sweet gravy all day long
Track Name: Unseen Future
awake, I guess
a day just like the rest
I'm waiting for the times to change
I'll play, my part
but I can't seem to start
apparently I'm not in charge

because the day will come
when my unseen future
pays the price for my unknown past

asleep, in dreams
I find myself redeemed
sometimes it all seems so real
but the world won't care
it only wants its share
it's in no mood to make a deal
Track Name: My Only Regret
You're a time bomb ticking
you'll blow us all to hell
you're a time bomb ticking
you can't miss the smell
you're a plague of locusts
you leave nothing behind
you're a plague of locusts
and that's being kind

I've seen your type before
you should not be ignored
I didn't take my stance
now my only regret's
I didn't kill you when I had the chance

you're an earthquake shaking
you shake my world around
you're an earthquake shaking
the rubble's on the ground
you're a bolt of lightning
on a sunny day
you're a bolt of lightning
heading down my way
Track Name: Satellite
you're my satellite
and I'm your satellite
we circle round each other every night
there's a million stars
but we know who we are
our gravity attracts, just right

oh oh
oh oh
satellites

you're my little moon
and I'm your bigger moon
our orbits are attuned just so
we go into eclipse
each time I kiss those lips
the alignment's so intense, you know

oh oh
oh oh
satellites

and I know
when the Hubble looks our way
the astronomers won't know what to say
they'll just blush, and look away

you're my satellite
and I'm your satellite
look for us in the nighttime sky
but if the clouds are out
you won't want to know about
the things that are going on, way up high
Track Name: Tarnished Angels
She'a child
just a child
she doesn't know
it's just her life
mom's a drunk
dad's a jerk
and they forget
she's even there

and I pray to the tarnished angels
that they'll keep her safe and sound
and I pray to the tarnished angels
that they never let her down
like everybody else

she doesn't know
a different way
and every day's
another day
her innocence
amazes me
I hope the fools
just let her be

and I pray to the tarnished angels
that they'll keep her safe and sound
and I pray to the tarnished angels
that they never let her down
like everybody else
Track Name: Home
a lot of things can happen
in 30 years
none of it unhappens
and it really caught me napping
I have been away too long
it would appear
the town still has its name
oh, but nothing seems the same

where the weeds grow through the cracks
and the stones do not remember me
I guess you can't go back
because home's not what it used to be

it's all to be expected
I suppose
you take a look around
all the old stuff looks worn down
and the much more tattered flags still flap
when the wind blows
and the new stuff isn't new
it's just the best that they can't do

where the weeds grow through the cracks
and the stones do not remember me
I guess you can't go back
because home's not what it used to be

entropy's remorseless
from your eyes to your divorces
we start falling apart
on the day that we're born
that's the way it's gotta be

where the weeds grow through the cracks
and the stones have all forgotten me
and you never can go back
because home's not what it used to be
Track Name: Not Yet
I'm itching to get started
as ready as I'll get
but not yet
not yet
I'm feeling so whole hearted
I just wanna jet
but not yet
not yet

it's so hard to restrain it
I can barely hold it in
I think I'll go insane, yes
before I can finally begin

it really is so cruel
to keep me in this net
you say not yet
not yet
I'm just an eager fool
I wait for ready, set
but not yet
not yet

it's so hard to control it
I really have to try
but if I have to hold it
much longer I will surely die

so get up off your ass, boys
and shoot that starting gun
let me run
let me run
Track Name: Ladies And Gentlemen
ladies and gentlemen
hold your applause
oh, ok
you already are
ladies and gentlemen
please give it up
oh alright
it's gonna be tough

but I'll do what I can do
and I'll try to pull you through
if you do not want to go
I can't make you
but c'mon
let's have some fun

ladies and gentlemen
don't let me down
I'll be back at my desk
when Monday rolls around
ladies and gentlemen
give us a break
and a memory
with the lunch bag I'll take

and I'll do what I can do
and I'll try to pull you through
if you do not want to go
I can't make you
but c'mon
let's have some fun
Track Name: Monster In A Box
I can't keep it inside me
you'd pay admission to ride me
that's the way that things really are
I never know when I've gone too far

there's not a thing in the world that's new
I'm not responsible for what I do
I don't answer unless someone knocks
and you don't wanna knock
I'm a monster in a box

not a well kept secret
don't do it if you don't mean it