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Susquehanna
February 2008

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Lyrics



He was the kind of kid who always ended heart sick from a conflict
And in his dreams he'd free himself to be with others like a lovin brother.
But then he turned away
and then he turned away
The only time the isolation ever ends is on stage

Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
twist your body to the boom of the c c conga
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we bust out
Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
Twist your body like a bull mother fucker
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we b b b b when we bust out

He was the kind of nice guy who shines a flash light out at a dark night
I don't know why a lovers fire became a knife fight he said forgive me my wife
All of the planning that we did, all of the doubting that we hid
all of the slashing, all of the gnashing, now we'll never have kids

Hey everybody on they feet make t t thunder
twist your body to the boom of the c c conga
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we bust out
Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
Twist your body like a bull mother fucker
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we b b b b when we bust out

Take me now, take me now baby
I know its, I know its
more than just a good time
Take me now, take me now baby
I know its, I know its
more than just a good time... a good time

start shake shakin that boom box baby mama
fake fake till it make your heart
break break till it soon get steady brother
take take it up with your lord
freak who you wanna freak....... Bust out
doesn't matter who ya pick...... Bust Out
Just ring around a heart break

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This is the house where they used to be lovers
The real estate agent has closed
he sits with himself in his car for a moment
It's stuffed with confusion like its sick with everything he owns

Another cold reminder of the heat my friend
or just a thrown off comment that could knock her off her feet again
dont apologize and why compromise
you know that neither one will back down and never will break
The Mongoose and the Snake

This was dream that they thought they believed in
This was the prison they chose
Dying inside is a smiles anaconda
Its squeezing them senseless till they choked up their black plastic rose

Chorus

Time rushes by believe me
No ties that bind come easy
We're drowning victims of this agony, this ecstasy
You versus me

Time rushes by and in the
blink of an eye you wither
rich talk gets followed up by
a straight faced hypocrisy

Up till the time he was drunk and he spit in her face

The Mongoose and the Snake x4

It would be nice to hear from you, you must be better
then when you used to call me for advice all drunk and sad 4 am
we both had lost our girlfriends but a sense of humor never
In the summer we saved each others lives by hangin out together

I've been high but mostly low
A life long lodger on a dead end road
but I'd like mine to shine like gold
the darkest hour turned brighter than a rose

The memories I still lean on in the current haze Im in
When we were so down, we'd toast the town like two black hearted Irishmen
I dont settle things with booze like I did for years
Does the guy that I still care about in the stories that I hear?

Chorus

We didn't get much further than a shoe box for a home
And our mattresses are gray with years of passing out in our street clothes
now the hard times are behind us, but lets not be alone
and the bottom line and this is mine, dammit we've both got a phone

Chorus

When summer ends in death on a dirt bike chasin Beth
All us kids with tennis balls and a whiffle bat
And dads Playboy centerfolds and at nine or so we'd go
sit in fields with fireflies and smoke the cigarettes we stole

Oh yeah, and the sunlight crawls around you
And draws a fable that we fell through
Pomegranate rain on my tongue
Under the Blood Orange Sun x 2

Ma got me out of bed. Saw the highway splashed in red
The school announcements said your name I ran away instead
and wept on that hill we used to go, watch the Susquehanna flow
Later Tommy gave me details that I didn't want to know

Oh yeah, and the sunlight crawls around you
And draws a fable that we fell through
Some days are a dream on my tongue
Under the Blood Orange Sun x 2

Got off at a change when the summer ends in tears
The smell of the apples in the air,
we moved out to southern Cal- My summer pal I left you there,
where you fade, while the Sui's torched a car
and us young punks bum rushed the bar
We laughed till we fell around
A row of palm trees blazed against the dark

Chorus

He was a bebopper
He came and left her life
He smacked around a bit
She cut herself with kitchen knives
The the police they came
And took those kids away
away from the trailer park
Now I can hear the neighbors say
As we went away

What a mess oh what a mess
All those kids are poor white trash
Run away and leave today
All you've ever been is poor white trash

And then I had a job
But soon I had to quit
My boss he had a mouth
that hung open a little bit
his tiny view of life
depressed and swallowed me
I dreamed of something more
deep down inside I felt this way
but I couldn't say

Chorus

Stop, Bend over cuz Imma take you in the park
I gotta sensory deprivation chamber
that doctors call the heart
And we're just birds of a feather who get their clothes in a tear
Cross your self in front of the hearse
Cuz Imma Pull your underwear
Who luvs ya dear?

Im here for Julie Grave
She's the type I crave
She's not Bikini's and toner and Drugstore L L lemonade
And she's twice my age
So get all your bubble booties off the stage
My little L L Libertine's
She stomped like a clydesdale into my path
she's a big mouth couze with a motor driven ass Awwww

When she luvs It gets violent
Take up a stall in the public head
She's like a N N Nun in black lipstick
Her face powdered like she's dead She just got
Done with divorcing the guy who gave her all the bucks
I guess she killed her desire to cheat on him by
taking up harder drugs (Awww)
Who needs a hug?

Im here for Julie Grave
She's the type I crave
She's not bikinis and toner and drugstore L L lemonade
And she's wise and brave
So tell all the Bubble booties to behave
She's Zha Zha. She's Bettie Page

She's a top Calamity star attraction and not one moment of Zero Action
cum on sing the song...
Na na.....
My double, our couple, tripled to menage, yeah
we'll ford the river styx and flow like a drunken boat that
cuts through your blacktop mirage

Julie Grave
She's the one I crave
she's not bikinis and cola or lemonade
God these jokes are dry
We're on a Golden Elevator to the sky, my little Gemini

Im here for Julie Grave
She'll be back some day
You'll hear a six titted goddess singing a murder melody
and that's fine with me
So give all your bubble booties back to Jesus
And kindly L L L L leave us
Oh Lawd who summoned up Julie Grave?

Blaze in the night our miracle
Claims of the Blood Unbearable
With Twilight Frozen in a Jewel
Wide Awake as the Bullwhip Crack of Noon

Roseanne x 3 My heart is on Fire
The green moon in your hair
bright showers of longing in our eyes

Lifting now above the town we rise
Pearls of Mercury fall from your eyes
Long and Sly and Languid the Panther turns
Love sinks into a bathtub full of worms

Chorus

The Red Room, Stale air, Bright Showers of Trouble in our eyes....

Holding you soft as a rotting Peach
I know beneath your floor boards is a beach
Waterfall so jungle fresh
I crawl under walls of your confusing flesh

Chorus

The green moon in your hair,
bright showers of trouble in our eyes

Longing in our eyes
Longing x 3

They cut us out after two nights down
They called me John Doe the 74.
hitchhiking back to the mission we swung in
when a red car opened a door
The little geezer a local caesar
In the movement since the crash
He gave us lunch with his union bunch
Who get their windows smashed
but never their hopes dashed

Hey We're glory bound
One big hammerblow to your crown
Hey Gonna knock ‘em down
swingin one big hammerblow

Down in the mist by the golden bridge
the night watchman was on patrol
He kick us out of the bushes and said
"Go get a couch with the brothers of soul
and if ya need ‘em they even feed ‘em
at the public garden walls"
and then he said with a wink;
"We haven't gone extinct unlike Che Guevara, Marx and Pravda"

Chorus

Work through a cramp
burn the midnight lamp
from out of dingy Chinatown
And through the fog you can hear that horn
shake the lonely room with sound
moppin the hall is a good long shore man
from the Spanish Civil war
10,000 names in a book of claims
that lie fading in some bottom drawer

Sing it brothers

L'internationale sera le genre humane

Chorus

Tom, who will dad become now that he's had this fall to the pavement?
He raises his eyes to you the son of a different star
Someone makes you feel left out, you know that hole is dry.
The day he left on Mom he gave up on his life
When it comes his day, just make it your decision
Hold on to your name, you are like his flame, just make it your decision
Just know that he'd like it so much that if you'd call he wont tell you bout his fall
We all got to jump some wall, so let me tell one thing, he asked of the
fortune teller "which of mine will be Rockefeller?"
Fortune teller "and who is the killer?"
and the teller say "he's the prodigal, mr. wonderful, not a Saga boy for life, no
your Tom is the Lion child"

Tom, you and Dad belong to Marcus Aurelius and the Bible
raised for aptitude. I slept on a colder floor.
Left to me was half his dark, but I've always held out high
Your absence left a mark that he suffered in his pride
But for my mistakes I figure in his vision
He sees his owns face when he pays my bail,
It makes for our division
Just know that he'd like it so much that if you would call
he wont tell you about his fall, we've all got to jump some wall
So let me tell you one thing

Chorus

Trusting in the breeze I fled my way to this hotel Uh huh
The sundown on my spirits
where the needles on the trees love hissing
at a king uncrowned Uh huh. As he flounders toward the sound
of the Big Band Lounge
care to see me sway like a windshield wiper?
then the big hand hits the six
That's when they know I get hyper

In my wingtips, black sox, and diaper x3

Let the world sail on. I dont miss it, I dont care that its gone No, no
Like Robinson Caruso with cirrhosis up ahead
that cellar is full of Bandol red Uh huh
for a one time thoroughbred
but I guess I'm proud, proud to meet you death
Its time to pay the damned piper
And crush the cuban cigar out right on the kitsch ceramic tiger

In my wingtips, black sox, and diaper x3

Wingtips, black sox, diaper x2

I'll throw down this cheerful boutonniere and swim out with the rip
to stop the echo down the hallway
Emptying time with faucet drips...

till then its wingtips, black sox, and diaper...

In my wingtips and my black sox...
I see vapor trails
Ba ba ba
Bubbles in champagne

Breathe like you'll never breathe again
Like you really know its over
like you finally found your friends
And laugh like you're coughin out your heart
let the lightning split your shoulders
while you're gropin through the dark
Then drink like your fallin off the church
like you're pissin off the maggots
like your fuckin every girl
Then cry cause it feels so god damned good
but you won't talk to you neighbors

Can you breathe really breathe?
Fill your lungs again
One more time there's no time
To hold it in
Can you breathe really breathe?
Step back and breathe
You're still here. What are you waiting for?

Think let the stillness take your soul
Be the lake below the glacier
Be as clear with self control then
Heave let the effort stretch you higher
May you dare to live your epic
And may it forge you in its fire then
Dream, fall in love with the unknown
But get your boots right on the gravel
and struggle cheerfully alone then
Breathe take your shadow off of the wall.... take your shadow off the wall

Can you breathe really breathe?
Fill your lungs again
One more time there's no time
To hold it in
Can you breathe really breathe?
Step back and breathe
You're still here. So why are you waiting? Oh yeah you've got another chance...

so breathe, in the unknown, and get your boots right on the gravel,
cheerfully alone
then cry cause it feels so god damned good
when the salt has lost its savor

Chorus

I watched you pack
I could feel my will go slack
I laid my body down for the vultures on that spring
Its funny what I miss
About the years we shared our kiss
The smallest pebbles in the stream

I remember the way that she looked
when she left that night
all covered in roses
it must've been roses
Please let me remember
I wanna remember
only the good things
only the good things

Im out on our land
Watchin the bees go plant to plant
and runnin around with my little hound
while the floating falcon screams
One year has gone
Your garden dirt has gotten soft and warm
And my every shovel fills like cream

I remember the way that she looked
when she left that night
all covered in roses
it must've been roses
Please let me remember
I wanna remember
only the good things
only the good things

Its only the good things
That say who we are
Its only the good things
that reach for a star
Its only the good things
So come as you are
its only the good things that shine
Whether or whether not

De niño siempre andaba sufriendo en sus conflictos
y al soñar se permitia sentir amor como un hermano
Pero luego se apartaba
y luego se alejaba
Al cantar la soledá, la soledá se espanta

¡Oye, todos de pie, a la pachanga!
Mueve el cuerpo al retumbo de la conga
Mama dijo "¡Que ruido haces! ¡Calla¡
Salte como un toro cuando arranca
¡Oye todos de pie, a la pachanga!
Date vueta y ven p'atras, muy arrastrao
Mama me dijo: "quédate callao"
Súbete como un toro cuando arranca

Era de los buenos que prenden linternas en la noche, la noche oscura.
¿Que cambió el amor a cuchillos y riñas? Dijo: perdón mujer mia
Tantos planes que tuvimos, tantas dudas que escondimos
Dientes y navajas rechinan y brillan Jamás habrá niños

¡Oye, todos de pie, a la pachanga!
Mueve el cuerpo al retumbo de la conga
Mama dijo "¡Que ruido haces! ¡Calla¡
Salte como un toro cuando arranca
¡Oye todos de pie, a la pachanga!
Date vueta y ven p'atras, muy arrastrao
Mama me dijo: "quédate callao"
Súbete como un toro cuando arranca

Poséeme ya profáname ya mama
Bien sé que, bien sé que
no todo es alegría
Poséeme ya profáname ya mama
Bien sé que, bien sé que
no todo es alegría
....alegría

Sácudete el ritmo dale mama
Disimula tu fervor
Dale, dale duro hasta que haya calma
Háblate con tu señor
Siempre escoge lo mejor ¡Arráncate!
Qué importa cuál sea el sabor ¡Arráncate!
Dale vuelta a tu dolor

s the kind of kid who always ended heart sick from a conflict
And in his dreams he'd free himself to be with others like a lovin brother.
But then he turned away
and then he turned away
The only time the isolation ever ends is on stage

Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
twist your body to the boom of the c c conga
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we bust out
Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
Twist your body like a bull mother fucker
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we b b b b when we bust out

He was the kind of nice guy who shines a flash light out at a dark night
I don't know why a lovers fire became a knife fight he said forgive me my wife
All of the planning that we did, all of the doubting that we hid
all of the slashing, all of the gnashing, now we'll never have kids

Hey everybody on they feet make t t thunder
twist your body to the boom of the c c conga
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we bust out
Hey everybody on your feet make t t thunder
Twist your body like a bull mother fucker
Hey my mama make me say not to get loud
Boomerangin like a bull when we b b b b when we bust out

Take me now, take me now baby
I know its, I know its
more than just a good time
Take me now, take me now baby
I know its, I know its
more than just a good time... a good time

start shake shakin that boom box baby mama
fake fake till it make your heart
break break till it soon get steady brother
take take it up with your lord
freak who you wanna freak....... Bust out
doesn't matter who ya pick...... Bust Out
Just ring around a heart break

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