Reflector (instrumental)
MP3 (2.21MB)

Go! Spacecar

Rhyming my head off doin just what I please
Iím not Eminem
Iím not the Beasties
Got a brand new style coming up from A-Town
Turnin some heads cuz my lyrics are so down
Iím not sayin Iím a great MC just yet
But the more I keep on, the hotter Iíll get
Got the #1 formula for the hip-hop sensation
I keep the buzz words straight up in rotation

You canít keep it
Lock up it
You canít see it
You can feel it
You can steal it for a moment
You can love it

Rubberband racer goin the distance
Doin the damage like nobodyís business
Got no wax tracks no fly turntables
My samples come clean from my floor deck Mabel
Enough about me letís get on to you
Ya better be taping ya feet getting ready to move
Iím Tony the Tiger getting ready to pounce
Get on your feet and get ready to bounce

You are so loud
You are sobering
You are so green
You are flowering

Been round the world not guitar in hand
Everybodyís got a style and I know where I stand
I got no excuse for not getting out
I was busy shooting vibes isnít that what itís about
I was reeling to the left I was being held back
Even though it was me writing all the phat tracks
Iím sick of waiting for them they keep bringing me down
Iím gonna do it myself
Iím bustin out of this town

You are so loud
You are sobering
You are so green
You are flowering

Velocity

You let me down again
Why should I have thought you would be any different?
Take your place with the rest
I'm sure you'll fit right in (right in)

Don't wait just pass her by
We've been out of range for days
Don't speak just let it alone
At no specific time I'm at home
I withdraw; I'm compelled to leave wherever I find myself

You let me down, so what
This is not about what I want
It was never but I talked myself into thinking it couldn't get any better (better)

Don't blink
It'll pass you by
One moment your everything just dies
Don't think this is everything I feel
It's easier to hate than to deal
I swear, I've gone to every corner to get you out of my head

I get up
Knocked right down
Now my everything shifts a little
All I can think of is me, me, me
Sorry to say I'm this selfish but we all are
I give up
I give up

You let me down again
I refused to ever see it coming
I got caught in the avalanche
Too good to be true, too caught up in you

Don't say you're over it so soon
But then again I was the only one who was not matched
From the beginning I could see the final catch

Blink (instrumental)

R.E.M Poster Song

There's a broom in the corner
There's a map on the wall
There's a globe on the floor
But most important of all
Is my Green World Tour 1989 R.E.M poster

It's just above my globe and it's next to my map
It's caddy-corner to my stereo rack
It's the Green World Tour 1989 R.E.M poster

Hey Michael what were you on
When you named your album Green and you painted it brown?
Just the things you think about when you're looking at
The Green World Tour 1989 R.E.M poster

I think different, different than them
I'da put a dot after the "m" in R.E.M
On my Green World Tour 1989 R.E.M poster

Solo

Now for the finale I'll rhyme their names
With odd sounding words that sound kinda lame
Buy the Mike Stipe, cherry Berry, Mills chills, good-luck Buck
Green World Tour 1989 R.E.M poster

Printed in England

Contentment & the Planetary Cause
MP3 (4.1MB)

Unlikely story we have invented
Purpose?
We're scratching at the surface of the planetary cause

I am not content with these means and ends

Convenience is up
It's never a shock to know that we'll sustain ourselves no matter what
If you've paid attention
The afore mentioned has been formulated ever so carefully

I am not content with these means and ends
It's not enough to want to live
Is it too much to know where we're headed?

I am not content with these means and ends
It's not enough to want to live
Is it too much to know where we're headed?

Unlikely story we have invented

Whatever Everything

Out of myself I am clearly out of my mind
This has occurred now the millionth, bazillionth time
If I trace back to the matter I'd get caught in the latter or now

You said it'd be better to wait
Look where I am now
That didn't help me at all
It'd be better if we didn't regret this whole thing
Look where we are now
This isn't helping at all
I'm a clown on a spring
Whatever everything

You say it'll get better
It doesn't get better fast enough ever
A day, a month, 3 hours?
This is taking forever

You said that this would be tough
You have no fucking clue
This is decaying love
Circles and rings
Whatever everything
My brain is killing me
I've been thinking so much I can't sleep

This is just what I get
I should catch it before I commit
I was all I was cracked up to be and now I've left for sure

You said it'll be better this way
You could even care less what I have to say
Princes and kings
Whatever everything
Whatever everything
Whatever everything

Sleep Pristine

Sleep pristine
So that every eager camera captures every little candid picture
You thought was yours alone
You thought you were safe at home

Sweet, pristine
Now that every eager bastard's out to get you in his photo lens
With or without your say
You can't ever get away (even if you run)

Eager to please
They've got every bit of trash I bet you've seen it on the TV set
And you are not amused
They're using your life as food

Wake up pristine
Confused about what you could've been and what you are is what you
wanted then
What you are now is a bitter wreck
You just haven't noticed yet (maybe you should run)

Sleep pristine
So that every eager glance they give is shattered to the motive
Sleep pristine
"How can I sleep so pristine?"

#3 Pancakes (instrumental Short Stack Mix)

Sweet Rider MP3 (2.54MB)

Come to the carnival and step up; I'll guess your age
It's a hoax, ya think it's a hoax, you think it's a hoax
You think it's a guess, guess, guess, guess.

What have they taught you in those schools?
What have they planted in your head over your feet outta the blue outta your mmmmind?

mmmmmm Yee Haw
mmmmmm

Have you planned for your future?
Have you planned for your mistakes?
Have you had a moment to yourself?
Do you do it to do it?
Do you do it for your sssself?
to keep it together
to say this is as far as it goes
Not one more moment, a minute
Best keep it quiet while the record is spinning

mmmmmm Yee Haw
mmmmmm

I'm, uh, so far, uh, so so
I'm a kkeeper
I'm a tock, tock, tic, tic hypertime jumper
I'm a swweet rider

(breakdown, misc words)

Come to the carnival
Step up and act your age
It's a trick, you think it's a trick, you know it's a trip
You got it now go, go, go, go

What have they showed you in your sleep?
What have they planted in your skin?
Scanning your skin, scanning for life, scanning like: beep, beep

mmmmmm Yee Haw
mmmmmm Yeeee Haw
mmmmmm

Courier Text Reply

To hell with the sentiments
I'm not up for that now
Illustrious, it was yes was us
I'm not up for that now
Yes the months went fast
I won't argue with that
But months to come
This is bad

Have I been misconstrued or have I been misleading you?

Do we see eye-to-eye?
Courier text reply
Inadequate
We speak italicized, cauterized
I hesitate to open up this vein
I fear it will still take place

I will be around
When all of the others drown in self aright and quick change
All the advice you hear will mean nothing dear
If you do not believe it yourself
I'm here to help
I refuse to imagine myself in future space
I fear it will not take shape

How can I convince you that I am not that bad?

Firecracker

How do you dream?
I bet your eyes sparkle even when you're fast asleep
I saw you first
I hope that I can remember all the words
That keep you sound asleep and safely next to me

You heard it first from me
It came out so effortlessly
I can't believe all this wonder could be smiling at me
If on a bed of daisies how would you sleep?
And if you had it your way
Would you ever had picked me?

Now I don't have to miss
Luck me, I found this
All along in front of my face
You're a firecracker exploding in outer space
I hope that I can remember all the words
To keep you sound asleep and safely next to me

A Way of Tracking Me

With my G.P.S. I know where I am
By some infra-electromagnetic pulse on me
The satellite above allows me to breathe
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of reducing my life to a blip on a screen

With my PIII I traverse the Earth
Through some fiber optic T-1 info line
A network closing the gap between space and time
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of reducing my life to a blip on a screen

We have devised a plan designed to withstand
Colossal cataclysmic, benign and repetitious fairy tale logistics
This is all we get?
I don't believe it
This is all we get?
I don't believe it

With my PCS I communicate with God
Through airways cluttered by intricate mazes of sound
Blasting antigravity, binary techno clouds
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of tracking me
It's a way of reducing my life to a blip on a screen

We have devised a plan designed to withstand
Colossal cataclysmic, benign and repetitious fairy tale logistics
This is all we get?
I don't believe it
This is all we get?
I don't believe it

Cosmonaut 5 (instrumental)

Green Rubber Boots
MP3 (2.68MB)

I made a promise
I can't keep it
I'm wide awake now
I'm not sleepin
I'm gonna take out the big boys
That's what I do best
I'm gonna break it on down and get this shit off my chest

I'm not in the mood for this ping-ponging around
I'm not building me up so you can break me down now
I'm layin my cards face up on the table
My lickity-split, quick wit's young and able

Why'd I catch you hangin at the CP gig?
Did you even have a clue into just what you did?
You think we're gonna go back to the way when w me?
It ain't gonna happen
This is just what you get

Cuz you can't expect the jockey to come right back
Especially when his horse has been kicked off the track
What did you expect, some compassion from me?
I was fine on my own
This is just what I need

I'm done beatin my fists til my knuckles are purple
I'm not interested in expanding my friendship circle
It come down to this, the decision you make
I'm not goin our for coffee unless it's a date

Schenectady
Electricity
It's about time we rethink
Keep the moment in the moment

Did I mention I made a promise
I can't keep it
I'm wide awake now
I'm not sleepin
I'm gonna bust up the band that's been jammin my mind
I got some tricks in the mix to keep it all on time

The street ain't gettin crowded
You can clean up the mess
Done takin shit from the man like I'm alive to impress
I'm takin times outta my day to get back to the roots
I feel the beat tapped out under my green rubber boots

Schenectady
Electricity
It's about time we rethink
Keep the moment in the moment

Did I mention it ain't up to me to keep the records in check
I've been dealin out guilt since back the day that you left
It's time a lesson was learned to pick up and move on
One day I'll look back from the moon like Mr. Neil Armstrong

Schenectady
Electricity
It's about time we rethink
Keep the moment in the moment

Wicked Living

Who will line their cars up for such an empty sight?
Too lucky for armistice and broken sticks
Too late to be revived
Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind
Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind

When they come to take me life will then embrace me
All this weight is hanging heavy on the line
All this wonder waiting
Me anticipating what will come of me refined?
Who will change their mind?

Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind
Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind
Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind
Only will the fickle and the feeble at mind

It's likely lonelier for those who stay behind
Try to look when your eyes are closed
How wicked are we living?
Will we all survive?
Only will the willful and their wicked minds
Only will the willful and their wicked minds

Only will the willful and their wicked minds
Only will the willful and their wicked minds
Only will the willful and their wicked minds
Only will the willful and their wicked minds

Two untired hands will wait to hold me tight
And if I am not mistaken with my creation
I will be divine
Only will the knowing only know in their hearts
Only will the knowing only know in their hearts

When they come to take me life will then embrace me
All this weight is hanging heavy on the line
All this wonder waiting
Me anticipating what will come of me refined?
Who will change my mind?

Only will the knowing only know in their hearts
Only will the knowing only know in their hearts
Only will the knowing only know in their hearts
Only will the knowing only know in their hearts

Dust Bunnies (instrumental)

How We Sleep (instrumental)

Where The Humans Are
MP3 (3.38MB)

There must be a plane where the humans are
Where everyone can be sensible
And act sensibly
They're not waiting for a miracle to arrive
to protect them from the danger they cannot describe
Here we go again
Nothing's happening

There must be a plane where they all just know
Where everyone is held accountable
And punished accordingly
They're not trading in their will to persist
in exchange for some angels that do not exist
Here we go again
Nothing's happening

There must be a plane between sound and sight
Where everything is either black or white
And no colors between
We're not throwing up our hands in disgust
We're still searching for the real one that we can trust

We all just play pretend
When we want to see what clearly is not
We trade it all in and look what we've got

11 o’clock news

I don’t get it
Forget it
Won’t bother me ‘less I let it
If we get through this one then the consequence is better

Cuz we’re thinkin’ of a future, that suits ya’
Lookin’ back on this and sayin’,”Hey I wish I knew ya’”
Words are comin’ fast I can’t keep track
But that doesn’t mean that I got a certain lack of strength
Cuz I’ll go to any length
To fill up these boots
To fill up these shoes
To get my name on the 11 o’clock news

I’m not talkin’ about a brand new sitcom
I’m talkin’ about something that you can get lit on

I don’t get it
Forget it
Won’t bother me ‘less I let it
If we get through this one then the consequence is better

How can you say that right to my face?
How can you say that you need more space?
What’s up with the sudden so problematic?
What’s up with my girl causin’ so much static?
I thought we had this bullshit well off behind us
I guess I should have known that it would come and find us
It’d be too good if I knew what was happening
I never get the whole slice, I just get a sampling

I don’t get it
Forget it
Won’t bother me ‘less I let it
If we get through this one then the consequence is better
I don’t get it
Forget it
Won’t bother me ‘less I let it
If we get through this one then the consequence is better

She says, “Ah nah, I’m not all bad”
Ya’ got yer hair in a tizzy now yer all mad
I know what will happen we’ll first start to fight
We’ll kiss and make up and then I’ll spend the night
But it won’t always stay this way
It’s just a matter of time before I wear out my stay

I don’t get it
Forget it
Won’t bother me ‘less I let it
If we get through this one then the consequence is better

Bee Shoes

Remember when that angel’d sing
Remember that crack in the backyard
Remember an offering is what you should’ve been thinking
But you we off in a daze
We could tell by the face you made
Couldn’t quite tell if you’d comprehend
That’s about when we lost you then

Break apart that riddled lock and let yourself inside
We’ve obviously noticed you’re alive
Remember when that angel’d sing
Remember that crack in the backyard

Don’t believe a word they say
Don’t let it out; keep it in
They’ll flatten your heart, tear out your bones
And then they’ll be after your skin
Don’t sympathize
Don’t fantasize
Don’t say it out of fear
The future is irrelevant if you can’t get there from here

The hillsides are worn jagged
We’re left on a precipice-steep
We melted the ice
Now we’re standing in blood knee-deep
Before we’ve domesticated another unsuspecting race
The smile is wiped off another naive American face

My Attention from Me

I should be quiet someone might hear
Me singing a song behind the closed door up here
The fan’s blowing air that I can finally breathe
The heat has retired and soon so will we
Like those innate souls-finagled, it signals change

Despite the commotion from noisy machines
You blink your eyes twice and I know what you mean
There is no paper on which to scribble these lines
I think of your hand and place it in mine

I know I live, I know I give too much in the way of never minding
Now I’m finding myself asleep
I haven’t opened my eyes in weeks
And it’s taken this lesson to get my attention from me

I should be weary someone might conceive
That I have all but vanished and left a shell of me
But before we go running with inane thoughts like these
Remember I’ve not abandoned, I’m merely sorry

I know I live, I know I give too much in the way of never minding
Now I’m finding myself like those innate souls-finagled,
It signals opening my eyes to see
But no slight intervention will keep my attention from me

W

9 hours of frustration
You ask me if I can help out?
I put in my time here
I’m not sticking around here right now

It’s not enough this knot tightens with every single deplorable day
It’s not right I sit and take this cuz you can’t do your job the right way

You can kick yourself in the mouth
I’ve had enough of your not helping me out

I’m sorry your life didn’t turn out the way that you planned
But there’s a hell of a lot of people here who can’t quite understand
How someone like you could end up at the top
When all you ever did was fuck up

I can’t even begin to start
I think I’m about to start to finish
I think I’m about to lose it
I think I’m about to find a road and use it

You can grit my dust in your teeth
This place is shit cuz all you are is a feeb ( I wish you would leave)

I’ve learned to live without expectations
I’ve learned to live in moderation
I’ve decided to put faith in me
Because I’m always the one left standing

Alone, after the storm has blown
Away, Until my life jump starts I wait

I’m sorry my life didn’t turn out like I thought
But there’s a hell of a lot of life left to throw up my hands and give up
It will kill me to grow old here in this place
Running around like rats in the race

I’m living for the paycheck
I’m not sticking out my neck
I’m not taking this home
I’m not alone

In thinking that you can abuse us and use us for free
Well, your own now
You’re not getting any help from me
With every two-faced smile you’ve slowly crossed the line
I won’t be laughing with you this time

Toula’s Sakoula

Toula, Toula, Toula what’s in your handbag?
Toula, Toula, Toula what’s in your handbag?
Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!
To you! To you! To you!
Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!
To you! To you! To you!
Do you have two beans in your handbag?

Toula, Toula, Toula give me your handbag
Toula, Toula, Toula give me your handbag
No! No! No!
One-eyed little hooligan
No! No! No!
Black cat
Now I will catch you and now I will boil you
Tou - la
Tou - la
Tou - la! Tou - la! Tou - la! Tou - la!

Toula, what do you have inside your handbag?

Dodgin’ Cars

Look me up when these lives are ours
I’ll be here in the highway dodgin’ cars
Look me up when these lives are ours
I’ll be here in the highway dodgin’cars

Doo Doo Doo Doo
You’re surrounded by a light (hope you found the one you like)
Your feet are off the ground
And space is inside-out

Look, see what we have not yet found
It’s cheap levitation
We will come back down
Look me up when these lives are ours
I’ll be here in the highway dodgin’ cars

Doo Doo Doo Doo
You’re surrounded by a light (hope you found the one you like)
Your feet are off the ground
And space is inside-out

We are broken, calloused, fearless (3 times)
Doo Doo Doo Doo, etc.

Your new racecar will not slow down
So I’m pushing you over
Who’s the rider now?
Look me up when these lives are ours
I’ll be here in the highway dodgin’ cars

Super Hero

You’re always listening to what you hear
What would you do if you had no ears?
I know we may have the same shoes
What you don’t realize is we don’t have the same moods

Is this really something you have to do?
Would you do the same with anything put in front of you?
Don’t underestimate where you are at anytime

I want to go where daisies grow through the snow
I want to be in a winter with leaves still on the trees
I want to ride though an ocean and come out the other side
I want to be some superhero like the ones on my TV

Someday I’ll be standing there
I’ll be waiting ‘til somebody looks up to me
If I keep walking I’ll come out the other side
Someday I’ll be standing on a mountain where
I can see everything

I want to be--hey
I don’t really mean it
I’m sorry for running away

I wake up each morning to a loud senseless radio
And he is yelling
It doesn’t mean I am listening though
Is this really something that you have to do?
Would you do the same with anything put in front of you?
Don’t underestimate where you are at anytime

I want to be--hey
I don’t really mean it
I’m sorry for running away

Birthday (instrumental)

Killing Time for a Better Now

Marty says he's just killing time
He's got this trick tucked away in his pocket
This is just the first page of a great big book written by him
Marty's waitin for his ride to come to pick him up and take him away to Neverland
Marty says he's just killing time but he's got this big hole inside his pocket

What he doesn't notice is his dream slipping through a hole he should just sit down and mend
Marty's old enough to make his own decisions
Marty knows everything
He says he's just...

Killing time for a better now
Saving up some money for the big trip south
We're tiptoeing around something much greater
Check the map, I think we're almost there, I swear

Marty says he is not the only one with a passive wait-and-see look in his eye
Marty says that they're all fed up and soon he'll be the answer to their silent prayers

Marty looks at life through distorted reality
This is now sickened by his own sorry state
Marty's sane enough to make his own decisions
Marty's far from knowing everything
He says he's just...

Marty's trying just as hard as he can to make his faded dream come true
Marty's sane enough to make his vision seen
Marty's a lot like me
He's says he's just...

Thin Enough to Reach

I’ve been asleep and I can hardly stand it
But I’ll be awake sooner than you think
I’ll break out, break in
I’ll be the only one left standing
Let me out
Let me in
The only one left breathing

Reaching out I see innocence for now
Reaching in, I’m what you could’ve been
I’ll break out, break in
I’ll be the only one left standing
Let me out
Let me in
I’ll be the only left breathing

If you blow out the candle you’re wasting your breath
Let me out
I’ll be the only one left standing
Let me out
Let me in
I’ll be the only one left breathing

I’m not gone
I’ve been here all along
Misled you
Let me show you truth

I’ll break out to break in
I’ll be the only one left standing
Let me out
Let me in
I’ll be the only one left breathing

Ted’s World

I’ve seen 10,000 lazy mothers talking nonsense on a park bench
I’ve seen 300 biased fathers making decisions for a nation
You haven’t changed my mind at all
I still fit right where I belong
Right here in my chair, I’ll see it all

Yes, I’ve seen a shooting star in the night time that needed it most
Yes, I’ve read 200 stories half of which I didn’t understand
You haven’t changed my mind at all
I still fit right where I belong
Hey man, you’re not small

You see that guy waiting for a train
He’s done his hard time Ted
As a smile crosses his face he knows his life was not a waste

I’ve had 15 ardent friendships ending with a school year
I’ll pick up 15 more in the fall but loose them again in time for summer

I know philosophy runs in circles
I know that I run with it
I hope this thing is not a race

Inside your outside is your inside
Besides you are now
Stay I’m here

What makes this that?
What makes that there?
What makes this here?
Who put you there?
This is a place but I don’t know where

I’ve seen the tops of many mountains
The bottom of many boots
I’ve seen the working and the willing overcome what they could’ve been
You haven’t changed my mind at all
You’ve trapped yourself inside your walls
Hey Ted, you are small

It’s About

It’s all about courtroom antics
Biophysics, semantics
Anti-punctual liaisons limited less with a ton less stations
You matter but your team must produce, produce, process less
Complex, next
Like a pendulum swinging or the vain less modest
It’s all about visions, decisions, physicians, and religions
It’s all about trailer park comradery and teenage snobbery
It’s all about this is your planet
Goddamn it! I mean it! I’ve seen it!
Moving in and out our space
Get it out of my face

You don’t want me on your side
You wouldn’t have it and you’d be wasting time
You don’t want me on your side
You wouldn’t have it and you’d be out of line
You don’t want me on your side
This is what happens when we collide
How does it feel to loose your spine
You’ve got it all figured out?
Maybe you should figure this in

Distaste, distort, disagree with the plan
Well man, here’s a detour meet you at the seashore
Where she sells beat-up T-cells for a quarter a pop on a pastel backdrop
She looks so calm that I think that I might stop
Flippant speech or a mismatched breach of contact between
What is the median?
What is the mode?
What is the mean?
Can you resurrect the son?
Can you prove there was one?
Working for the boss, the bad-ass force now corporation endorsed

It’s all about eliminating symptoms rearranging time and space to eradicate victims
It’s not about sitting down quietly
It’s about pushing back your opponent
About swallowing regret and not showing it
Like living in a mansion and not owning it

Defeating the Drama (Carnival of Images)

Finding a shred of relief scattered across 25 years
Hold the candle to the light and burn up what’s left of your sight
Your weakness discovered a trace of the line
The division of self-preservation that you hide behind

I peered out from the inside and said this was not rooted in pride
A shudder shook through me, a force both illusive and free
Chipping this weight from your shoulders, what will I find?
Reveal a frozen desire not yet refined?

A carnival of images
Turning fact into fiction is just what I was thinking
Not saying or perhaps not relaying
It’s a struggle in balancing:
Defeating the drama for me

We step cautiously now
Wondering where we’ll come out
Then fall back into the fear
Days later we full-circle here

The cell barring our freedom is all that remains
But we’re reaching out for the trigger to loosen our chains

A carnival of images
Turning fact into fiction is just what I was thinking
Not saying or perhaps not relaying
It’s a struggle in balancing:
Defeating the drama for me--
Reflections of cowardice is really just what it is--

Good Night

Now it’s time for me to go away
But I’ll be back again some other day
So if you happen to hear a faint melody
It’s me on the bench in the park beneath the oak trees

Out where the moon and the stars they shine so bright
And if you didn’t look up you wouldn’t even know it was night
So why don’t come over here and sit down and listen a while
I might just make you think a bit
I might just make you smile

Remember I’m where the moon and the stars they shine so bright
But this is the end of the show
I’m sorry, I gotta go
Good night