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Track Name: Loaded Dice
One more bump and I'll hit the road
One more dorito before I explode
Junkies in the street grind ‘em down to dust
One law for them, one law for us

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Shit my pants, my numbers rise
Laughing at the hippies with the tears in their eyes
Write that down, I'll fucking sue
One law for me, one law for you

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Hey, Dirty
Baby I got your money,
Baby I got your money,
I said Hey, Dirty
Baby I got your money,
Baby I got your…

They’re flipping weighted coin
They’re rolling loaded dice
And it’s the same old cards
Here in my hands tonight
They’re flipping weighted coin
They’re rolling loaded dice
And it’s the same old cards…

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Track Name: Last Call
Sleeping on the bench like a homeless man
I’d show you my blood but you wouldn’t understand
I’m a beggar to your touch, a peasant to your throne
Send me to the bread lines, carry me home

Hey pretty lady, can you spare me some change?
Won’t spend it on drugs, I’ll spend it on pain
I’m a dice roll away from a life lived alone
Send me your crumbs, carry me home

Mirror, Mirror in the bathroom of this bar
Show me how lost I am, tell me how far
Do I need to go, do I need to stay
Swallow this shame and take my guilt away

Back to the bar or back to her room
Can’t show you these cuts it would be too soon
Made me murder my friends, made me buy cologne
Racing dog bus line, carry me home

Mirror, Mirror in the bathroom of this bar
Show me how lost I am, tell me how far
Do I need to go until I finally fade away
Swallow this shame and take my guilt away

I bet you think this song is about you
I bet you think this song is about you

It is, it is, it is
Track Name: Garbage Lungs
These dry lips
That have never been kissed
Haven’t spoken for days

Now tasting tears
Of the wasted years
Lost you along the way
Just a price you pay

Sinking with the ship left in the docks
Staring at the door I’ll never knock
You raise, I fold
Ah, too late to grow
Gonna swallow me whole
I got a condom on my soul

These garbage lungs
Once were young
Use to sing so sincere

Now they just choke
On the empty notes
Lies that they need to hear
Get’s me through the year

Sinking with the ship left in the docks
Staring at the door I’ll never knock
You raise, I fold
Ah, too late to grow
Gonna swallow me whole
I got a condom on my…

Read my lines
I felt so creepy
In the lights that always cheat me
That’s where I need to go
Played the hand that the dealers dealt me
Bleed my blood
And left discretely
That’s where I need to go, that’s where I need to go

Sinking with the ship left in the docks
Staring at the door I’ll never knock
You raise, I fold
Ah, too late to grow
Gonna swallow me whole
I got a condom on my…
Track Name: Pyrrhic Victory
Buried treasure at the record store
My problems don’t fit pop songs anymore
Naked verses got nothing to hide
I’m just a shell, along for the ride

New Dawn, coming through
No time, nothing left to do
But the beat goes on

Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything you do

Is this death or an STD?
Did you take it or give it to me?
Thought I saw a spark in the ashes of your eyes
the empty spaces, I lived and died

Same song, nothing new
Broken pieces, nothing left for you
And the beat goes on

Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything in this life comes back to you
Everything you do
Track Name: Conspiracy
I’m pretty sure the pyramids were put there by aliens
Fossils were found of man like amphibians

La Toya and Michael are one and the same
Tupac’s not dead and OJ was framed
ESP is real, despite what they claim
Oh ya, oh ya

I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all


Don’t trust my doctor I don’t trust the FDA
I don’t believe that Oswald murdered JFK


Encrypt my files, PGP
I wear a tinfoil hat everytime i go pee
I’m off the grid you can’t touch me
Oh ya, oh ya


I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all

I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all a conspiracy
I think it’s all
Track Name: Comfortable Cages
Oh sweet life, won't you stay for awhile
Wanna see you like I’m new, I wanna see you like I am child
These bones are so old, forget what to do
Just lay there in pieces, alone, with the clothes they outgrew

When the days start to blur and repeat
Feels like cement getting hard around your feet
Forget how to change, forget that you’re free
I only remember that we die

Won't you tell me that lie
You sing to yourself every night
Keeps you seated every year
Keeps you stranded in the same old places
Every reaction and every fear
I've seen the light in your eyes
Fall in the spaces and I didn’t know why
Have I, been away so long

Oh sweet lady, won't you wait somewhere for me
I'm not done yet, I don’t wanna be the things you see
Old dogs can't learn new tricks, I heard them say
I know I still got room left, I know that these bones can be saved

When the days start to feel like defeat
Bruised on your soul, scar you can't see
Remember the pain, forget you're free
I only remember that we die

Won't you tell me that lie
You sing to yourself every night
Keeps you seated every year
Keeps you stranded in the same old places
Every reaction and every fear
I've seen the light in those eyes
Fall in the spaces and I didn’t know why
Have I, been away so long

Someone told me that a slave
Doesn't know that there's an exit
Doesn't know he can be saved

Like a bird left in a cage
He can fly, it's in his blood
But in his heart he's still afraid

Where did you learn to be so brave?
Life is nothing more
Than this capacity to change

One step closer to the grave
Stiffer than a statue
Like Apollo I crumble and fade

I wanna change, I wanna change
Don’t want this life to stay the same
Track Name: The Only Thing You Can Keep
Burn the bridges and just walk away
Cut your losses and take what remains
Hold your breath boy and keep it inside
The only place you can hide

Am i just a footnote in your life
Am i just the martyr, are you just the knife
Take those feelings and bury ’em deep
The only thing you can
The only thing you can
The only thing you can keep
Track Name: Please Sir, I Want Some More
Crucify me on a desk and a chair,
Bruise these emotions, ’til I don't even care
One more day, the sun won't touch me
Another moment, catch me slipping away

Choke on these feelings, ’til your heart start to swell
Rehearse these motions, ’til your only a shell
One more breath, my lungs won't trust me
Another heart beat, that I lost on the way

You’re just a landlord who tells me to pay
Same old story I censored, but why do I stay

do not go
do not collect
do not grow
do not reflect

just stay on this shelf we've made
grind ’til these feelings fade

do not go
do not collect
do not grow
do not reflect

just stay on this shelf we've made
grind ’til these feelings fade

Crucify me on a desk and a chair,
Bruise these emotions, ’til I don't even care
One more day, the sun won't touch me
Another moment, catch me slipping away

Choke on these feelings, ’til your heart start to swell
Rehearse these motions, ’til your only a shell
One more breath, my lungs won't trust me
Another heart beat, that I lost on the way

You’re just a landlord who tells me to pay
Same old story I censored, but why do I stay

do not go
do not collect
do not grow
do not reflect

just stay on this shelf we've made
grind ’til these feelings fade

do not go
do not collect
do not grow
do not reflect

just stay on this shelf we've made
grind ’til these feelings fade
Track Name: Coward Heart
These words burn my throat and water my eyes
Chased them with coke, to keep them inside

Oh these smiles hiding teeth
The lust I can’t trust what your hiding underneath
Fights me until it resigns

This coward heart of mine
What did you find?
Sinking so low
My blood can’t find you, tell me where did you go?

You know I lost at this game before
Left my trust with my coat at the door

Turn down the lights, so the night can disguise
The distance between us, the lack of surprise

Can’t find an acre of skin
The cut hasn’t scared, so that I could let you in
Tell me and I would be fine

This coward heart of mine
What did you find?
Sinking so low
My blood can’t find you, tell me where did you go?

You know I lost at this game before
Left my trust with my coat at the door

You can turn and you walk away
Your scripted words so cold
The ending stays the same
The stakes raise and you fold
Track Name: Tourist
Hard lessons
Brutal Truths
A couple of bruises
Would be good for you

From a safe distance
Enjoy the ride
You’ll be on the lifeboat
I’ll be sinking inside

I’ll be sinking inside

Guess I’ll see you around
You’re just a tourist, in my home town
Guess I’ll see you around
You’re be a tourist

Hard lessons
Nobody’s coming for you
A couple of excuses
Would be good to do

From a safe distance
Came along for the ride
Picture on a postcard
From a place you can hide

Safe from the places you hide

Guess I’ll see you around
You’re just a tourist, in my home town
Guess I’ll see you around
You’ll be a tourist
Track Name: Felt Like an Actor
I came to rain on your parade
Lost you somewhere in the shade
On this stone where only ashes remain
The moment was gone before it came

Now this organ that once filled with love
Just a worker I use to pump blood
For a feeling that’s gone
My heart is heavy, but my feet carry on

And it goes
Forever and I know
This heart made of stone
This heart made of woah-oh woah-oh
Go
Forever and I know
I can’t say no
I can’t say no-oh woah-oh

Lay like a corpse on your bed
Hide like a child and play dead
Bleed every word you ever said
Out of this skin you won’t shed

Now this organ that once filled with love
Just a worker I use to pump blood
Leftover, factory floor,
Body’s just a shell, I don’t live there anymore

And it goes
Forever and I know
This heart made of stone
This heart made of woah-oh woah-oh
Go
Forever and I know
I can’t say no
I can’t say no-oh woah-oh
Track Name: History is Small
As the waves
Crash carry me
Despite these forces
Struggle break free
Our clumsy bodies
Reaching for eternity
In constant motion
Won’t you bury me

My soul is safe
With you tonight
My soul is safe
With you tonight


Oh how they stole
While we were asleep
Oh how their guns came
Catch and release
Our struggling borders
Reaching for the sea
With weak emotions
Now that I can see

My soul is safe
With you tonight
My soul is safe
With you tonight

My soul is safe
With you tonight
My soul is safe
With you tonight