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  1. Sunburned ShirtsLyrics

    Sunburned Shirts

    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to
    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to

    I haven't picked up the phone for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to
    I haven't picked up the phone for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to

    (I haven't been outside
    I haven't been outside...)
    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to
    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to

    People here bang on the walls late at night
    People here, their smiles are all growing teeth
    People here, they're here to die
    Can you help me get out of the city?

    People here, they lock their doors nice and tight
    People here, their smiles are all growing teeth
    People here, they're here to die
    Can you help me get out of the city?

    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to
    I haven't looked at the sun for so long
    I'd forgotten how much it hurt to

  2. The DrumLyrics

    The Drum

    The drum wakes up
    He'll have a real black eye this time
    Hungover dream
    He hung around too long last night

    The drum gets up
    How will he feel about this one?
    The dream throws up
    He didn't feel too good this time

    He's got it all
    He's got it figured out
    Dream in the hall
    Back in the hospital
    I'm not concerned
    He'll get it straight this time
    And if he doesn't, fuck it

    The gun goes off
    He's always off about something
    The drum just nods
    The drum ain't listening at all

    The drum gets drunk
    The drum reads James Joyce in the drunk
    The dream falls down
    The drum's face breaks the dream's fall

    He don't have shit
    He's learned to live with it
    The drum's in debt
    You owe me, don't forget
    That 20 bucks
    Interest and moral support
    And if you don't I swear

    This is our lifetime and I am his creator
    A young man slowly pulled apart by separate poles of gravity

    The drum goes forth
    He's got his flag unfurled or something
    The drum won't stop
    The drum's a menace to the public

    Hold your drum high
    The drum is stoned again
    Don't wake him up
    He'll just start talking

    The drum is dead (the dream is dead)
    Long live the drum (long live the drum)
    And I am his creator

  3. Something SoonLyrics

    Something Soon

    Biting my clothes to keep from screaming
    Taking pills to keep from dreaming
    I want to break something important
    I want to kick my dad in the shins

    I was referring to the present in past tense
    It was the only way that I could survive it
    I want to close my head in the car door
    I want to sing this song like I'm dying

    Heavy boots on my throat I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    I can't talk to my folks I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    All of my fingers are froze I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    Only one change of clothes I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    My head is my head is my head is

    Stay inside all this winter
    Filling out forms from a busted printer
    I want to talk like Raymond Carver
    (an advertisement cries out)
    I want to turn down the goddamn TV
    ("He should have gone to Jared's")

    Binging on the latest sitcom
    Feeling guilty every second it's on
    I want put my foot through a window
    (I document my mind loss)
    I want to romanticize my headfuck
    (through instruments of wordplay)

    Heavy boots on my throat I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    I can't talk to my folks I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    All of my fingers are froze I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    Only one change of clothes I need
    I need something soon
    I need something soon
    My head is my head is my head is

    Let's burn this house down (x a lot)

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  4. No PassionLyrics

    No Passion

    I never feel
    I can never feel
    Oh I
    Was cut open
    And now I
    Can never feel

    I don't want to do this, I am thinking
    Like a child, I am speaking
    To no one, spitting words out like dirt
    In the morning I'm a corpse
    Draft my emails to the corporation
    "you're saving my life every day, god bless you"
    There's no way out for cowards
    Suicide is embarrassing
    The whole town at your door
    "Come back David we need you"
    I just needed more money
    More time, more love
    All my desires are so poorly drawn now

    I know who stole my face
    But I don't know who will replace it
    Now I'm still alive, but I got no perspective
    When the album is over
    I will go to bed sober
    I've got plenty of love, but nothing to show for it
    In my wildest sexual dreams I dream
    That I'm watching porn, but there's too much sunlight
    Shining on my laptop monitor
    So I can't see anything with any amount of clarity

  5. Times to DieLyrics

    Times to Die

    All of my friends are getting married
    All of my friends are right with God
    All of my friends are making money
    But art gets what it wants and art gets what it deserves

    I think I’m gonna build a giant hotel
    Lest we be scattered, I’ll stack it sky-high
    It’s not symbolic, it’s just human nature
    Under the foundations, there is a graveyard

    We’ve all had better times to die
    We’ve all seen better times to die
    We’ve all had better times to die
    We all had better times to die

    “Get a job!”
    Job lying in bed while all his friends chant “you must’ve done something wrong”
    But he just keeps singing this song

    Got to have faith in the one above me
    Got to believe that Lombardi loves me
    It’s a deal
    I want a deal
    Let’s cut a covenant

    And when they took him to the temple
    Oh, then they fed him to the devil
    And when they took him to their temple
    Oh then they fed him to their devils
    And when they took him to the table
    (HEY MAN WE LISTENED TO YOUR DEMOS)
    Before they fed him to their devils
    Oh when they took him to the temple
    Oh then they listened to his demos

    Most of the time I’m just getting older
    But I’ll get to heaven standing on your shoulders
    So many people you know that could make you
    They say kid you’re good, but do you have what it takes to be
    Invited into the divine council?

    We’ve all had better times to die
    We’ve all seen better times to die
    We’ve all had better times to die
    We all had better times to die

    Invited into the divine council
    Invited into the divine…

    Would you give it all up if there was another scene?
    Would you kill it to see and to be seen?
    Would you give it all up if you had another scene?
    Would you kill it to see or to be seen?

    Renouncer

    Is it harder to speak when you're holding the machine?
    Is it harder to sleep when you can hear him breathe?
    Is it harder to speak when you're holding the machine?
    Is it harder to sleep when you can feel him breathe?

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  6. psst, teenagers, take off your cloLyrics

    psst, teenagers, take off your clo

    Send me a letter, send me your glow
    I got it bad now, I want your clothes
    Send me a picture, send me your glow
    I got your soul now, I got your clothes

    Send me a letter, send me your glow
    I got it back now, I got your clothes
    Send me a picture, send me your glow
    I got your soul now, I got your clothes

    Hey teenagers, take off your clothes

  7. StrangersLyrics

    Strangers

    If I can fit my dreams
    We say the same things over and over
    Into an ABAB rhyme scheme
    You say the same things over and over

    Love makes it easier to be human
    Love is the payoff for the life that we're losing
    God is a scientist he's just found out about us
    He's published a study but he don't know much about us

    When I die I won't become a ghost
    Because I'll have nowhere to haunt
    Fuck this town and fuck my dirty hands
    When you're strange, if they like you then they gotta be stranger
    But they're just strangers

    Society wants me to fuck, well fuck them
    Car seat is a genetic stop sign
    I sleep lying next to a mirror
    Car seat is a menace to the public

    Love makes it easier to be around humans
    Love on the TV, who'd they think they were fooling?
    God is a director, he's just found out about us
    He's talked to our agent, but he don't know much about us

    When I die I won't become a ghost
    Because I'll have nowhere to haunt
    Fuck this town and fuck my dirty hands
    When you're strange, then the critics gotta be stranger
    But they're just strangers

    Car seat's nervous and the lights are bright
    When I was a kid I fell in love with Michael Stipe
    I took lyrics out of context and thought
    "he must be speaking to me"

    I won't last too much longer
    I'm already starting to run out of places
    For faces in my head
    They're all starting to look the same

  8. Maud GoneLyrics

    Maud Gone

    When did our heart
    Stop beating?
    Used up all the heat
    When did it start
    Our meeting?
    It's been on repeat
    I know there's a full moon every night
    It's just not always bright
    But it's been so long since I saw the light
    Maybe I haven't been looking at the sky

    Maud, now you're gone, now you're gone
    (Sweetheart, please love me too long
    My heart's too strong
    Love me too long
    Sweetheart, please let me hold on
    To these old songs
    I've loved too long)

    And when I'm in bed
    I'm dead
    No one to check my pulse
    And so instead
    My head
    Begs not to be so full
    And when I fall
    Asleep
    Which part of me writes the dream
    And which part falls
    Asleep
    Who's running the machine?

    I know there's a full moon every night
    When I dress black, it snows white

    Maud, now you're gone

  9. Los Borrachos (I Don't Have Any Hope Left, But the Weather is Nice)Lyrics

    Los Borrachos (I Don't Have Any Hope Left, But the Weather is Nice)

    Being sad's so boring
    I'm taking a vacation
    I'm driving down to see my old friends tonight

    Let's spend the week with rosy cheeks
    And crush the grapes beneath our feet
    And stop burrowing through old chocolate boxes
    Like a heartbroken Bacchus

    (yeah, yeah, yeah)

    I miss those good old boys
    They could still find joy in life to talk about

    So leave that girl behind you
    Or whatever it is that's got you
    We've still got time for one more drink tonight

    Think what the others would say
    If they saw you in the bathroom
    Kicking the stall door
    They'd say get out of your head for a while
    Jump into mine
    Leave it on repeat and it says

    And if I'd been a parrot I'd have been a very good parrot
    And if I'd been a parent I'd have been my own parents
    And if that's not apparent then it will be soon

    I miss those good old boys
    They could still find joy in life to talk about

    I miss you
    (I don't have any hope left, but the weather is nice)

    If you're trying to live, you have to own what you do
    If you're trying to live, you have to own what you do
    Oh Jesus Christ I, I wish I could talk like that
    But such is my place in life

    I
    I don't have
    I don't have any hope
    I don't have any hope left, but the weather is nice

    I miss you

  10. Bad Role Models, Old Idols Exhumed (psst, teenagers, put your clothes back on)Lyrics

    Bad Role Models, Old Idols Exhumed (psst, teenagers, put your clothes back on)

    They were just some aliens passing judgement
    Sifting through the fallout of our final judgement
    Found our skeletons with sharpened teeth
    That was a thing back then

    If I'm good
    Or if I'm bored
    I'm not gonna call you anymore
    I'll just visit the exhibit you left on the site
    Of bad role models and poorly carved idols

    I remember it was never a pleasure to meet you
    Had to make a fake account just to meet you
    But I can't stand your posts now, I'm going to delete you
    Used to be that sweet fear but these days it's just
    We are friends
    Be our friends
    What's my name?
    What's my gender?
    Or are we above that?
    Or are we beneath that?
    You forget just who you're talking to

    And you probably looked like an idiot in that hat

  11. Oh! StarvingLyrics

    Oh! Starving

    Goodbye secret files
    When I'm gone all this information will die

    Goodbye stupid smiles
    When you're gone all anyone will do is cry

    I used to enjoy losing money
    But now all I do is win
    And now it's far too easy to be satisfied with things
    I used to enjoy being worried
    But now everything is fine
    I wish I could go back to that unhappier time...

    Cats crawl into gutters
    Just at the sight of me
    (I'm not happy unless I'm unhappy)

    You guys got mad skills
    I just got mad
    (I'm not happy unless I'm unhappy)

    I used to enjoy losing money
    But now all I do is win
    And now it's far too easy to be satisfied with things
    I used to enjoy being worried
    But now everything is fine
    I wish I could go back to that unhappier time...

    Goodbye all you secret files
    When I'm gone all this information will die

    Goodbye all you human styles
    When I'm gone I won't have it in me to try…

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