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I didn’t mean it
When I told you to go

I didn’t,
I didn’t expect you
to submit to my meaningless,
harmful words

Cause it’s all for nothing
if you ain’t here to taste some of it
I didn’t mean for this

Times like this
I remember that since i was born
I been growing old
Times like this
I hope that someday
I can find my way
All Alone

Have you ever
Walked through the desert to find
the meaning of life
Only to die of thirst?

Cause it’s all for nothing
if you ain’t here to taste some of it
I didn’t mean for this

Times like this
I remember that since i was born
I been growing old
Times like this
I hope that someday
I can find my way
HER
can’t take my eyes off you
You got me on the floor
A selfish thing to do
Would be to keep you to yourself
Now

My veins are thick
My palms do sweat
These pulsing lights
Are where I’m calling home

And just like a new beat
I’m gonna pump it through my soul for a century now
Like a furnace glowing in December
When you say to me,

“This must be our fate.
A tap on the shoulder from your destiny.
This must be what it’s like to feel famous”

I wanna ride this high
For the rest of my life
Call shotgun baby
The road ahead is the road behind
Nothing’s gonna stop, but maybe it’s time

In silence
You speak so loud to me
Just with your body
In silence
I’ll be your fantasy
Talk with your body

It was over before it started
With raucous applause
And fiery eyes
Keeping the flame alive

And that was all
I ever wanted
Because my head was always
The party I didn’t want to be at

It’s just like the movies
I’m gonna wear you like a noose
For eternity now
With a big fat smile
burning dents
into my withered skin

I can’t protect us when we got nothing but our mouths to feed
This must be what it’s like to feel famous

I think I’m gonna die
And I’m so alive
Take my hand baby

This moment will be lost to time
And, maybe if we’re lucky,
Both you and I

In silence
You speak so loud to me
Just with your body
In silence
I’ll be your fantasy
Talk with your body
HANIWA
Face down
I call like it like I see it
Cause nobody knows what it’s been like
Here

And it feels good
In a way that no one knows it should
That we won’t
Be here long

I just can’t believe you happened when you did:
In color and stereo
With endless promise and nothing to cope
The compost that could have been history

Rising from nothing but dust
And the will of the universe, besides
It’s not like they told me that it’d be
They signed me up
And they didn’t give me a jersey

Sleep in
The world will turn without us
If you close the blinds we’ll be safe
Here

Cause I know you
Excuse fever of one-hundred-and-two
And you won’t
Be here long

I just can’t believe this happened when it did:
In color and stereo
With endless promise and nothing to cope
The compost that could have been history
I just can’t believe this had to happen to us when it did:
In black & white on a morning show
Broke his coffee mug on the linoleum floor
And you cried on the stairs cause you didn’t know what was gonna happen next
MAMBO #6
I wanna die full of heroin, burning in sin
I wanna die in the alley so the cops’ll find my body and they’ll know what a
life it’s been

I wanna play till my fingers bleed just to say I did
I wanna front a shitty rockband just to rage against my father and his next of
kin

To stand naked on stage
Is just another way to show your age
So get up in the stage lights
Beat that stage fright

I wanna drive off the free highway cause it isn’t going my way
In the ocean such devotion to my spark dying out in vain

I wanna kill my boss in cold blood for my birthday
In the break room I would make room for his damned dying soul to pray
As the lights went out

To stand naked on stage
Is just another way to show your age
So get up in the stage lights
Beat that stage fright
After all the dust does settle
My heart becomes a thing of hot metal
I’m so miserable without you
That it’s like you’re still here
TEENAGE ROMANCE IN A FAST LIFE
We had reason to believe that it would always be good,
We had reason to believe that it was doomed from the start
It turned out a farce

Condescending son has gone and sun is coming out my son for us
The bus is missing must be something in the weather’s cloudy day
We just might be late

Narcoleptic networkers who park their carcass in the market parking lot without their car keys
waiting for the prophet’s caucus to pass
What a waste of gas

Now I don’t believe in Cinderella
Read the wiki page about depression had another stella I don’t
Wanna know
How your bratty kids are doing after being raised in private school who get drool on their dicks
instead of blood on their lips I don’t
Really care what you say

I duck for cover when there’s nothing there
I scream for help like wood chipped chair
I’m broken in two, maybe three, maybe four
I hit the floor
I cry in the day in the brilliant light
I smile in the cab on a Monday night
I go, and I stop, and I go, and I stop
Teenage Romance in a Fast Life

Dwelling on missed kisses with the misses please dismiss I pissed the bliss away amiss with
remiss from untaken risk has gotta be good for something
But don’t lie to me

Jocks in wheelchairs getting glares of former glory unrepaired just gotta walk away, oh wait,
they can’t
They think, “At least I got good hair”

We had reason to expect that forever was a virtue
We had reason to believe in a thing called love
What a bunch of crud

Now I don’t believe in Cinderella
Read the wiki page about depression had another stella I don’t
Wanna know
How your bratty kids are doing after being raised in private school who get drool on their dicks
instead of blood on their lips I don’t
Really care what you say

I duck for cover when there’s nothing there
I scream for help like wood chipped chair
I’m broken in two, maybe three, maybe four
I hit the floor
I cry in the day in the brilliant light
I smile in the cab on a Monday night
I go, and I stop, and I go, and I stop
Teenage Romance in a Fast Life
THANKS FOR THE INVITE
Into your heart
Your body’s breaking from the start

Don’t be afraid
The worst it could be
Is a bad mistake

It’s five AM
We’re walking out
Six o clock
We’re moving in

Lost my hands
Into yours
Felt them
Shaking

Heartbreak Hotel
I’ll always remember your name
(Heartbreak Hotel)
What a shame it had to end this way

It’s four AM
I feel asleep
To the spell again

‘Cause people give in
To the gravity
Of where they’ve been

On days I find
I can’t feel well
I find my way back
To this hotel
The lamp in this room
Like a lighthouse,
Deep fog
Heartbreak Hotel
I’ll always remember your name
(Heartbreak Hotel)
What a shame it had to end this way