Pillowhead (1998)-woppitzer

Superfast (2000)-universal/woppitzer

How To Break Up A Band (2011)-woppitzer

b-sides/demos (1997-2002)

lyrics (alphabetical order by song)

(if the song title has **** next to it, click on the **** to read the story behind the song)

alvin****

I am back again
To the safety of my couch
With my best friends
The ones who never let out
I met a girl
Her name was bovine
Took her home with me last night and..

I am so happy here
And I never have to try
To be, to feed
Sit back and drink some beer
And go date-rape with the guys
In Alvin

Woke up at ten
Light my cigarette
Got drunk again
Just to drown out my regrets
Lying naked
Just wearing this stupid grin
I am vacant but in this
Town I fit right in

I am so happy here
And I never have to try
To be, to feed
Sit back and drink some beer
And go date-rape with the guys
In Alvin
Eating pork and drinking wine
Everything’s just fine

amber valleta****

Well there’s 22 shades of Amber Valleta
And there’s 30 things she can do
To you if you let her
She’s daring in chanel
Feline in versache
And fairy-like in john galiano
I don’t know
Well there’s 22 shades of Amber Valleta
And there’s 30 things you can do
To her if she’ll let ya
She’s daring in chanel
Feline in versache
And fairy-like in john galiano
But Johnny just don’t know my babe so

Preach on sister where you going to
You’re so sensuous and thoughtful baby
A full-length view
Want a wink want a smile praised for doing
Nothing at all
Want to be a top model

Well there’s 22 shades of Amber Valleta
And there’s 30 things she can do
To you if you let her
She’s daring in chanel
Feline in versache
And fairy-like in john galiano
but Johnny just don’t know my babe so

Preach on sister where you going to
You’re so sensuous and thoughtful baby
A full-length view
Want a wink want a smile praised for doing
Nothing at all
Want to be a top model

She’ll join me in the bathroom for
A masturbation session pages
Turn and stick together pages
Stick together honey
Want a wink want a smile praised for doing
Nothing at all
Want a wink want a smile praised for doing
Nothing at all
Preach on sister where you going to
You’re so sensuous and thoughtful baby
A full-length view
Want a wink want a smile praised for doing
Nothing at all
Want to be a top model

amplifier

If I could turn her on
I would but it’s out
Of my hands
I’ll never figure it out
And if she just would
Turn on I’d end up
Wrapped all around
Her little fingers
Who knows maybe I
Started to strong
I didn’t mean to impose
This is getting me
Nowhere
If I could find all
Her switches
I’d flip them to
See if she’d hum
That’s not my decision
But she could
take what I’ve done
between her fingers and thumb
She could send it out
Somewhere

She’s an amplifier
Like I never
have known before
If she would let me
All the sounds that
She could get
I swear
She’s a dual-rectifier
And I’m melting
All over the floor
I think she knows it
But she never really shows
That she cares for me
So I’m thinking that
I must be too lame of a player

If I could just get her going
I’d be lying in her deep tones
They’d rumble down to my bones
If I could find all
Her switches
I’d flip them to
See if she’d hum
That’s not my decision
But she could
take what I’ve done
between her fingers and thumb
She could send it out
Somewhere

She’s an amplifier
Like I never
have known before
If she would let me
All the sounds that
She could get
I swear
She’s a heart-liquifier
And I’m melting
All over the floor
I think she knows it
But she never really shows
That she cares for me
So I’m thinking that
I must be too lame of a player

I’m so pathetic I think
That I’m making all the wrong turns
I must have said it fifty times
To fifty people who’ve heard
That I’m just waiting, waiting
Waiting, waiting, waiting
For her
She is..

She’s an amplifier
Like I never
have known before
If she would let me
All the sounds that
She could get
I swear
She’s a dual-rectifier
And I’m melting
All over the floor
I think she knows it
But she never really shows
That she cares for me
You know she don’t care for me
She don’t care for me
So I’m thinking that
I must be too lame of a player

anyway

You gotta be kidding me
I’m through with you girl anyway
I’ll wait for you I always do
It’s dumb but I want to anyway

So here we are stuck in hell
Same old game we know it well
I don’t mind anyway
Spark it up and numb me on and off again
Oh what the hell, I don’t mind anyway

Been sitting here, have another beer
I’m drunk but I want one anyway
I just don’t care enough about you
So fuck you anyway

So here we are stuck in hell
Same old game we know it well
I don’t mind anyway
Spark it up and numb me on and off again
Oh what the hell, I don’t mind anyway

You gotta be kidding me
I’m through with you girl anyway
Too numb to know that I’m happy
Without you I’m better off anyway
I just don’t care enough about this
To make the effort to show you that
I care enough to try to get you back in bed with me

So here we are stuck in hell
Same old game we know it well
I don’t mind anyway
Spark it up and numb me on and off again
Oh what the hell, I don’t mind anyway

asd

It’s just another shitty day
You’re not here with me
I don’t know where you are
You’re probably out drinking
With somebody else
You used to drink with me
We’d waste away and all
Our time and money would just disappear
You were my barfly and I was
Your drunken Mickey Rourke
Type of slob
We’d fall into bed
And you, you’d look so beautiful with
Love and lust and sleep all
Clouding your eyes
We’d fall asleep and then
In a few weeks
You’d get mad at me
You’d disappear and then
I wouldn’t see you again
For a while then you’d
Come back to me
You wouldn’t tell me anything
About where you’d been
It always works the same
Took you in my arms and
Lied to you
Told you how I thought that
You would want me to feel
The truth it never pays
But lies will only keep on
Coming make me hate
Myself all that much more

ballad of the lonely guys

The lonely guys can’t get high
But every Rocket’s game
We stop and make them try
Brian and pete, joe and me
Big mike, Justin, Jeremy, jace
And greg green
 The lonely guys they get by
Signing about foreskin, tiajuana
And Swedish spies
The lonely guys are better than you

They’re just huge slobs
With high-tech jobs
Mona’s always joining other bands
And they really wish she would stop
At their shows anything goes
They get real drunk and play their kooky rockandroll
Pete threw up, the front row ducked
Mona kept on playing and Brian didn’t even look up
They’re all fucked up they think they suck
Best band in Houston
If you hear them you’ll fall in love
With the lonely guys
The lonely guys are better than you
And you

bluesky

I want out of here
There’s got to be
Someplace for the dream in me
Looking out at pacific sunsets
To Austin sunsets
Wish it could’ve been you
Instead of her cold eyelids
That close and close and never
Open here’s to hoping

Give me one more chance
To try and be a little
More unkind
Hide those that you
Don’t want me to know
Is it true? If you
Were here I’d ask you

Don’t you think the sky
Is really blue?
Not a cloud in sight
Well maybe one or two
Too few to mention
The music stares at me
So cold and sequential
Keeping time with the
Perfect sound of my
Heart beating

slow it down
Twist it around and slam me
On my back in anxious waves
Of idle time pass over me
And make me aware
Is it true?
If you were here
I’d ask you
The sky is blue
If you were here
I’d ask you

I suck your kisses down
It’s true
The sky is blue
If you were here I’d ask you

boys in the hood****

Woke up quick at about noon
Just thought that I had to be
In Compton soon
I gotta get drunk before
The day begins before
My mother starts bitchin
About my friends
Bought to go and damn near
Went blind young niggas
On the path throwin up
Gang signs I went in
The house to get the clip
With my mac10 on the side
Of my hip
Bailed outside and pointed my
Weapon and just as i
Thought the fools kept stepping
Jumped in the fo, hit the juice
In my ride I got front and back
And side to side
Then I let the alpine play
It was bumping new shit
By NWA it was
‘Gangsta, gangsta’ at the
top of the list then i
played my shit it went
something like this
cruising down the street
in my 64, jocking the bitches
slappin the hoes
went to the park to get
the scoop knuckleheads
out there cold shootin some hoop
a car pulls up who can it be
a fresh el camino rolling
kiloG he rolls down the window
and starts to say ‘ it’s all about
making that GTA’
cuz the boys in the hood are
always hard come talking
that trash and we’ll pull
your card knowing nothing
in life but to be legit don’t
quote me boys cuz I ain’t
said shit
bored as hell and I wanna
get ill so I go to a place
where my homeboys chill
fellas out there tryin to make
that dollar I pulled up in the
64 impala greeted with a 40
and I start drinking and from
 the 8ball my breath start stinkin
I gotta get my girl to rock that body
Before I left I hit the Bacardi
Pulled up to the house and
Got her outta the pad
Dumb bitch said something
To make me mad she said
Something that I couldn’t
Believe so I grabbed the stupid bitch
By her nappy-ass weave
Started talking shit wouldn’t
You know I reached back
Like a pimp and I smacked the
Hoes and her father stood up and
He started to shout so I threw
A right cross and knocked
His old ass out
cuz the boys in the hood are
always hard come talking
that trash and we’ll pull
your card knowing nothing
in life but to be legit don’t
quote me boys cuz I ain’t
said shit
punkass trippin but it’s
alright homie scored a ki
he’s gonna fly punkass fly

c-section

When you took your shot
Well I think you said it all
And that’s a lot
But it’s all in how you phrase
The things you want to say
You’ve done what you’ve done
And I’m going back to that
Conversation
When you put me in my place
I saw it on your face

Cause you’re morally dry
You’ve got a little devil
Painted right on your eye
When you try what you try
I gotta say that i
Don’t know why

And you know it’s true
Cause every time I see you
I just get that look
Like you know that you took
Everyone can’t see what
You’ve done

Cause you’re morally dry
You’ve got a little devil
Painted right on your eye
When you try what you try
I gotta say that i
Don’t know why
I don’t know why

call it a night

Don’t give me no shit
That’s why I’m gone
This isn’t how it’s
Supposed to be
With you crawling in
My skin I just can’t
Care about anything
How’d it happen
Who’s to blame
I want you less and less
Each day so stop
Following me cause
I’ve nothing left to say

I just want to be alone
Sit here getting stoned
And I don’t want to fight
But you never let it go
Getting on my nerves
So let’s call it a night

I’m a jerk I’m a dog
That’s what you’ll say about me
When you know I’m
Not around next you
Can’t live without me
You hang around with
All my friends my life
You’re forcing your way in
Don’t say heartbreak
It’s over now it’s too late

I just want to be alone
Sit here getting stoned
And I don’t want to fight
But you never let it go
Getting on my nerves
So let’s call it a night

communication problems

Staring at the problem set
Thinking it’s the same sad situation I bet
Thinking I got butterflies
Finding out it’s not quite like it i don’t know why
I say ‘it’s out’ when it’s too much
And it gets twisted in my guts
And my stomach

And it’s standing in the back of my head
It’s like a long trip taken without
All the people that you’re used to
Taking it with
It’s like a long standing communication problem
Vacations only work when you can get away
From the people that you need away from

Jumping at the chance to scream
Feelings are like attitudes
Bad and nothing in-between
Flying down the interstate
Thinking it’s the same sad situation
To be in
Though I don’t quite know why its
Twisted in my guts and my stomach

And it’s standing in the back of my head
It’s like a long trip taken without
All the people that you’re used to
Taking it with
It’s like a long standing communication problem
Vacations only work when you can get away

And it’s the littlest of people
You know these people
You are these people
And if only in the back of your mind’s
Condition the recognition
Oh, I won’t let it get that bad
I won’t let it get that bad
Oh i, only if you agree
Only if you agree

It’s out when it’s too much
it gets twisted in my guts
And my stomach

And it’s standing in the back of my head
It’s like a long trip taken without
All the people that you’re used to
Taking it with
It’s like a long standing communication problem
Vacations don’t ever work
It’s like a long trip taken without
All the people that you’re used to
Taking it with
It’s like a long standing communication problem
Vacations only work when you can get away

compulsive liar girl

Walking with my head on the ground
I’m looking like a disease
Could you please
Explain it to me
Once again I’m missing all
The ramifications and the
Subtleties any way you cut it
Baby it’s still the same
You are the only person
That I can blame
So why am I sitting here
Just writing these lame
Lyrics about a situation I
Can’t ever change
You said that we’d make better buddies
Than we would make mates
All the dates that you set up
Were just packed with too much
Confusion and drama baby
Overblown, should’ve known
That you’d make it out to seem
Somehow you put the blame
Solely on me
When everybody knows
What complete b
Cause they all can see
Institutions with you easily

You are just a shallow, empty hole

Put you in the back of the barrel
And roll

I sat by your silent, slit wrists
And listened to this
You said that I could never leave
Said you wouldn’t let me
I could not leave

I believed you
Compulsive liar girl
Now you’re free to tell all
Your lies to the rest of the world

crush on 99

dear kate****

Dear Kate, even though we’ve never met
I could tell from the outset
That you were not like all the other ones
They know it and I know it and they know it
And I know it too I’ve known it ever since you
First looked out at me from a magazine
The more of your face we see the thicker the mystery
Oh girl you said it so

Even if you run even if you turn
Even if you’re stripped and burned
Even if you’re haul even if you’re ass
Even if you’re superfast
Even if you’re in Spain even if you’re at arms
Even if you bit the rest and won

Dear Kate, through the years you have matured
But you’ll always look the same to me as you did
On the cover of the Face
They all say you’re flat they all say your face looks
Like Eric Stoltz in Mask but I disagree
Maybe they will see all the pretty things I see
From a bruised angel to a sultry siren
Kate strikes a pose

Even if you run even if you turn
Even if you’re stripped and burned
Even if you’re haul even if you’re ass
Even if you’re superfast
Even if you’re in Spain even if you’re at arms
Even if you bit the rest and won

They all point their fingers at your
Thread-like figure
They all blame you for making all the
Girls disfigured but I don’t think so
From a bruised angel to a sultry siren
Kate strikes a pose

Even if you set my house on fire
Even if you set my lawn ablaze
Even if you steal my stud dog Henry
And you make all your bitches feel the same
(I wanna see you, I wanna see if you
think you’d ever feel the same)

g-force

If I had a car and could drive
It around in the air
I’d give up my guitar and
Get a sports career
Cause you know I would
Make it then and my team
Would win every game
I was in
Slide over it back wards there’s
people in the sun, there’s people in the sun now
Track over it sideways there’s
Splinters in the sun, splinters in the sun now


And if I had some gore, and could move
It around in a phrase
I’d find out what it was for,
I’d hear what it would say
It’s so simple to move you there
Easy to move you there
And the team won’t care
Slide over it back wards there’s
people in the sun, there’s people in the sun now
Track over it sideways there’s
Splinters in the sun, splinters in the sun


Do you want to go?
Take the easy way
I don’t even have all that I’m cracked up to be
In the in-between see it slipping away


Do you want to go?
Take the easy way
I don’t even have all that I’m cracked up to be
In the in-between see it slipping
I’m fading, fading, fading

granola***

Guys like you are
Always so entertaining
‘I can’t help myself’,
She said ‘I’m crazy
For that smile’
Then she’d drag me
Down with her friends
To the demonstration
Do I have to share my
Girl with her cult life

Don’t call me apathetic
Cause I don’t believe the hype
Cause it’s people who believe
In things that are always taking lives
It’s ok that you want to take
Some time away from me
Cause it’s all about karma, alien invasions
Shakras, crystals and reincarnation
Just let me leave the left behind

Guys like you are
Always so entertaining
‘were just good friends’
She said ‘he’s so deep
And involved’ but me
Well she drags me down
Never ever lets me out
Well I’ve heard all I care
To hear of what with me is wrong

Your soul is rotten
But your teeth are
Pearly white
Everything that comes from you
Is fake and a lie
It’s ok that you want to take
Some time away from me
Cause it’s all about karma, alien invasions
Shakras, crystals and reincarnation
Just let me leave the left behind
Let’s go
It’s ok that you want to take
Some time away from me
Cause it’s all about karma, alien invasions
Shakras, crystals and reincarnation
Just let me leave the left behind

hey sandra

hong kong girl****

Maggie ooo
You are the sun and the moon
Shine down your light on us two
As we walk along
You will be my only song
Don’t go too soon

When I see you in my dreams
You would make sweet love to me
Now I’m back and I slave
Working everyday
9to5 waiting for the time
when you are mine all mine

Joey girl
You are the light in my world
And when we touch I am sure
As we walk along
You will be my only song
Oh Joey girl

When I see you in my dreams
You would make sweet love to me
Now I’m back and I slave
Working everyday
9to5 waiting for the time
when you are mine all mine

sweet Michelle
you hold the key to my cell
you know I won’t kiss and tell
As we walk along
You will be my only song
My hong kong girl

laura

Laura I would tie my head in knots
To get a look from you
And I would never think that that’s a lot
A lot for me to do
And when you said you
Were busy yesterday and went
Out with your friends
Oh, I sat home I thought of what to say
When I saw you again
And even though you treat me bad
And break my heart and sleep around
I never get too mad
Cause I know you and how you can be
that’s why I’ll never let you
Get away from me that easily
Laura

I watched ten romance movies on TV
Just last night alone
Oh, think of what a great boyfriend I could be
If you’d just come back home
 But no Jake’s better he’s got
A good physique
he’s stupid but he’s huge
Oh, I was just as cut as
that big creep
When Mojo led the luge
And even though you treat me bad
And break my heart and sleep around
I never get too mad
Cause I know you and how you can be
that’s why I’ll never let you
Get away from me that easily
Laura

You said you weren’t home
I saw your car in the driveway gone (and your mom said you were there)
till two last night (dancing with my friends)
Standing in the disco ball light (tryin to lose me out)
Just a standin dancin, a standin dancin
You never care, you never care
And even though you treat me bad
And break my heart and sleep around
I never get too mad
Cause I know you and how you can be
that’s why I’ll never let you
Get away from me
that’s why I’ll never let you
Get away from me
that’s why I’ll never let you
Get away from me that easily
Laura

light year

marie

She takes me in she takes me out

my gun (oltram)

Can’t you see
Me and my gun
Faster than you think
Come on let’s go
coming round to the brink
Come on it’s all you know
See it slipping, floating off
To me it’s singing
It goes lalalalala lalalalala lalalala
I’m gonna make a sound
And get right out of it

name

I don’t think this was exactly what she
Had in mind when she came back and told me
That she’d see me not just see me only
Anyway it’s hard to say
I hear it and then it goes away
I’m better off we’re better off
We’re better off cause it’ll all turn out
Wrong in the end
and there’s nothing that you can say
or do to me that will change
what is going on
cause I can’t even hear her name
Without mentioning the same
I can’t find the words to tell her
I can’t find ways to explain
How I think when I’m without her
How I think that I’m ashamed
I put too much into the good days
And not enough in rain

And so she said all the right things
At the wrong time just to pull me in
She thinks she got me where she wants me
And that’s fine with me I’m inclined to see
Just what exactly I was meant to see
Cause I know it all will turn out wrong in the end
and there’s nothing that you can say
or do to me that will change
what is going on

cause I can’t even hear her name
Without mentioning the same
I got so much understanding
I’ve got so much that has changed
All the words I try to tell her
They get somehow rearranged
I put too much into the good days

If I seem down it’s not your fault
Cause who says why or what it costs
I can’t tell you why

cause I can’t even hear her name
Without mentioning the same
I can’t find the words to tell her
I can’t find ways to explain
How I think when I’m without her
How I think that I’m ashamed
I put too much into the good days
And not enough in rain

never write

You thought that you were old
A couple of years ago
You stalled out on the side
While others passed you by
Then you found it’s true
That nothing’s owed to you
You have to leave your bed
You have to leave your head
There should be a break
From life for us to take
That isn’t in a pill
That doesn’t make us wastes

Don’t call me, I won’t be here
I’m tired of making time
Just trust me, I won’t be
Sick of all these words
I’ll never write

You press with both your hands
Your brain back in your head
And try to keep it all
Together with your heart
And now your back is bad
You’re lonely and you’re flat
No one keeps you down
You just like lying on the ground

Don’t call me, I won’t be here
I’m tired of making time
Just trust me, I won’t be
Sick of all these words
I’ll never write

There should be a break
From life for us to take
That isn’t in a pill
That doesn’t make us wastes
That doesn’t make mistakes

Don’t call me, I won’t be here
I’m tired of making time
Just trust me, I won’t be
Sick of all these words
I’ll never write

out on a limb

last night I was out on the war path
under the moon light
then in the morning
under the sunlight
I didn’t worry none
Because I never do
You know I wouldn’t ever say
I would go out on a limb
No I wouldn’t ever go out there for him
I heard you say that to your friends

Last summer I was out at the lakeshore
Under the starlight
Then in the winter
Under the falling snow
I didn’t worry none
Because I never do
You know I wouldn’t ever say

I would go out on a limb
No I wouldn’t ever go out there for him
I heard you say that to your friends

It’s all the way at the ending
All day long at the ending
It’s like an escalating cause and effect
It’s like an escalator going nowhere
Because it never does
You know I wouldn’t ever say
I would go out on a limb
No I wouldn’t ever go out there for him
I heard you say that to your friends

parachute pants****

I used to love to break dance
In my parachute pants
When I was a kid
In my parachute
I did the wave and the centipede
And the backspin with incredible speed
Things were easier then
I would love to get back
On my diamond back
When I was a kid on my diamond back
I would do indo’s and the bunnyhop
And ride wheelies up and down the block
Things were easier then
When I turned thirteen
All my childhood dreams
Left me suddenly
And I still can’t believe my hair
I used to love mr.D
Willis and Kimberly
And Arnold was always
Shorter than me
Things were easier then

pi

glisten like a rocket
breathing far off in the universe
To bring around the thoughts
That send you back, give you birth
Get down on the floor
let’s see who you are
you’ll try in the end
you’re just losing ground

Maybe there’s a missile
Like a raindrop falling  
All around just redirect it
With your sound and
You’ll be good to go
there’s nothing to know
keep falling apart
but try as you might
little pieces keep
coming out, coming out
freezing, pointed
coming out and coming out again

you wanted to say
wait, you’ve broken something
wait, don’t
you wanted to say
but you’re freaked out
by feeling down
wait don’t
you wanted to say

don’t listen to the ones
with open arms who always
seem so sincere
both when they’re acting and
they mean it no one
knows for sure
there’s nothing to know
keep falling apart
but try as you might
little pieces keep
coming out, coming out
freezing, pointless
coming out and coming out again

you wanted to say
wait, you’ve broken something
wait, don’t
you wanted to say
but you’re freaked out
by feelings now
wait don’t

pick up lines

It’s one o’clock and I’m still in bed
But I don’t want to leave here just yet
What’s for me out there, TV?
And too much time to sit and think
Months go by faster than days
The bills are due and I still can’t pay
There has got to be something more
Than these lyrics of angst and kiddie porn
Feels so good now
I don’t want out
I have never known anything before
That brings me to my knees
Keeps me on the floor
I still know you girl and
What you’re thinking of
Sorry I can’t stay
a thousand miles away
I’m so sick of writing songs
About the girls that broke my heart
But I know I’m not done
Don’t look now here comes another one
I’d get a job, but I’d just quit
Stay in bed and hit snooze again
It’s safe inside, you can’t get hit
But take one and some way
You’re an addict
Feels so good now
I don’t want out
I have never known anything before
That brings me to my knees
Keeps me on the floor
I still know you girl and
What you’re thinking of
Sorry I can’t stay
a thousand miles away

piece

I heard that you got a new tattoo
And it’s on the back of your calf
By your ex-boyfriend you moved
To Maui with him and now you’re back
Now I could take another thousand heartbreaks
For a chance at something true
That’s why oh why
Despite the things you try
I always thought that
Something was you
I don’t know what I said
Or what is in your head
But I thought I had your heart
Girl you’ve got mine
But you’re giving him your time
Your birthday was the hardest part
It’s just a piece of something I had known
Something I could see something out of reach
It’s just a piece of me to choke down
I want to believe
it makes it hard to leave

Nothing at all not even a call
Not even a call to say you’re fine
Instead you just sit with whomever you’re with
And check your messages from motel lines
It seems all along that I had you figured wrong
I never had you figured right from the start
Like a breeze in the night you left nothing of your flight
But some sequence and a little red heart
It’s just a piece of something I had known
Something I could see something out of reach
It’s just a piece of me to choke down
I want to believe
it makes it hard to leave
It might’ve been me

pillowhead

My back hurts so I’m gonna do
Nothing today
My ass is bleeding man I gotta
Do something
Why you all wanna go outside
And waste the day the air in here
Is fine I got Madden’97 for the 64
I’m fine
A sixpack and a loaded bong
Are aimed at me
7 frappacinos and I still can’t
sleep gonna be up until 10
or maybe noon again
you gotta drag me outta here
I got a pillowhead
But I’m fine
I freak on the outside
Facing the tv that way
I can fall asleep and still not
Miss a thing
gonna be up until 10
or maybe noon again
you gotta drag me outta here
I got a pillowhead
But I’m fine

planet cleaner

Gut the clouds and drown them out
With incense
So I can’t smell the stench of
Things to come
Bring back the sleeve that wears a heart
With no concepts to worry with
What is cool
So I kissed them all
Kissed them goodbye

Can you feel the same
Like it was before?

Changing colors, shape and sound
Any scene can rip you down
A simple plan still so unlaid
Another perfect day
Planet cleaning’s been arranged

Scrap the bags of protein packs
And wingtips
Schedule some transition
For yourself
Inside out and upside down
With no concepts to worry with
What is cool
So I kissed them off
Kissed them goodbye

Can you feel the same
Like it was before?

Changing colors, shape and sound
Any scene can rip you down
A simple plan still so unlaid
Another perfect day

Planet cleaning’s been arranged

riding high

I’ve been around the world
A thousand times or so it seems
To me I’ll never really find a fit
It’s still the same people and
Still the same crowd it’s just
Not accepted and still not allowed
but every single thing I say gets taken
Out of context some way
It’s only what you make it out of
I can’t pretend to be getting something
Out of all this time spent riding high
When I’m still stuck at home
With the hopes that you’ll find me
Or write me or call me on the phone

I said some things I probably should have
Kept all to myself to people who they
Maybe listen too well
It’s still the same feelings and still the same
Thoughts and it’s just what I gathered
And all that I got
Every single girl is gone taken away
By somebody else
It’s only what you make it out of
I can’t pretend to be getting something
Out of all this time spent riding high
When I’m still stuck at home alone
It’s only what you make it out of
I can’t pretend to be getting something
Out of all this time spent riding high
When I’m still stuck at home
With the hopes that you’ll find me
Or write me or call me on the phone
With the hopes that you’ll find me
Or write me or call me on the phone

ross's plea****

This can’t be it
Nothing that I’ve ever done
Could ever warrant this
I can’t describe it
But it hurts
I can’t think of
The right words
Now my whole world’s
Falling apart

I can’t picture me without you
There must be something to say
There must be something I can do
There must be something to say
But I can’t for the life of me
Reach down inside of me
And find out what it is
Why can’t things stay the same?
The way they were yesterday

This can’t be happening
I keep thinking only if I could
Do last night again
I’d act so differently
But I guess I’m gonna
have to live with this
Well the whole world
Might as well die

Cause I can’t do a thing without you
I couldn’t be more sorry
I couldn’t feel more regret
I couldn’t be more sorry
And I wish that I
Could take it back
But I can’t
 so that is that is that
And I wish that it
Wasn’t so bad

I can’t picture me without you
And I can’t do a thing without you
So I’ll spend my whole life
Waiting for you
Cause maybe someday you’ll see that
Maybe someday you’ll change your mind
Maybe someday you’ll see that
I was meant to be with you and
You to be with me too
Why can’t things stay the same
The way they were yesterday
The way they were yesterday

sing in tune

I can’t sing in tune
Without missing you
I can’t keep the beast at bay
At bay all day
I can’t cross the street
Without getting beat
Without getting beat down
I’ll mow you down
Here comes another one
One of those instances
That kills my friends
Here comes another one
I can’t keep the time
From dragging by
I can’t get high
Or get it right
I can’t catch a wave
And it’s been days
I don’t know where
To begin
It’s the end
Here comes another one
One of those instances
That kills my friends
Here comes another one
Of borrowed conscience
And passing trends
Here comes another one
I feel like shit
I just don’t fit
I just don’t fit in
With my friends

slice of heaven

it rolls around inside my head
before I know where to go
change of scene get off of me
sit here with endless flow
see you smile and find a way
stalling is no longer fun
I know you know the way it goes
Empty when it’s said and done
The sun
Don’t think it hasn’t been
A little slice of heaven
Cause it hasn’t
Slice of heaven
Wasn’t anything I’d known
And it seems you yell at me
Tell yourself that I don’t care
The things you say the drugs you take
Sit there with mindless stare
Your stare
Don’t think it hasn’t been
A little slice of heaven
Cause it hasn’t
Slice of heaven
Wasn’t anything I’d known
Everyday you yell at me
Tell yourself that I don’t care
It’s over and done
Before it’s begun
What’s keeping me here
Right here
Slice of heaven
Wasn’t anything I’d known

so far

Burn one down pass it ‘round
Do it again
Get me up so I won’t think I’m down
Take it slow, it’s easy you know
To want you back
Burn one down pass it ‘round
Do it again
Before I try to read between these lines
But you write so messy that it blurs my eyes
And crosses my mind

So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
And you’re so far out
That you can’t come down

Burn one down pass it ‘round
Do it again
Get me up so I won’t think I’m down
Take it slow, it’s easy you know
To want you back in this and that

So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
And you’re so far out
That you can’t come down

I want to take your breath away
With just one kiss
Pull me in and pass me
From your lips

So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
So beyond the fastest angel’l run anybody over
And you’re so far out
That you can’t come down

some waves

I’ve been waiting here for
Long time and I don’t know
If I can get out of my head
Singing songs like you
Know I’ve been dead
And it’s getting kinda
Frustrating again
My old lady won’t come
Home again she stays out
All night but we won’t
Even fight she won’t tell
Me what’s wrong she
Won’t tell me what’s right
It’s getting kinda
Frustrating again

Be nice to find some
It’d be nice to find some waves
Baby that’s ok baby that’s alright
To low that I can’t see the waves
Behind the sun that shines
On me sometimes
Make a fool of me

I’ve been waiting here for
Long time and I don’t know
If I can get out of my head
Singing songs like you
Know I’ve been dead
And it’s getting kinda
Frustrating again
I’ve been singing these blue for
A long time won’t you take
Me home and put me to bed
I need your love in my arms
And a beer for my head
So I can fall on through to the end

Be nice to find some
It’d be nice to find some waves
Baby that’s ok baby that’s alright
To low that I can’t see the waves
Behind the sun that shines
On me sometimes
Make a fool of me

I’ve been singing these blue for
A long time won’t you take
Me home and put me to bed
I need your love in my arms
And a beer for my head
So I can fall on through to the end

soulblade****

sunburn

Compression, you’d do anything
To shed this sheepskin that is you
We’ve brought a better view

Can you still look at the pictures?
When it’s getting hard you don’t care
about the details
Can you keep it on the concourse
When they’re in your face?
Out of time, you’re on the outside
Looking in

You’re breathing, but no reaction
So, belly-up to this view and
Keep coming up, keep coming up
With things to say now

Purple static with overtones,
Pink sonbreros and pretty coasts,
And it’s just so
This cast just needs a sunburn
Don’t let me fall for the truth
I’m getting back me from you

You never have nothing to say
Can you be sincere on display
And not be afraid?
When you’re feeling like a failure
You never could fight your mind
You’re on the outside looking in

You’re breathing, but no reaction
So, belly-up to this view and
Keep coming up, keep coming up
With things to say now

Purple static with overtones,
Pink sonbreros and pretty coasts,
And it’s just so
This cast just needs a sunburn
All you’ve gotten for your frustration
Is ridicule and mediation, it’s just so
This cast just needs a sunburn now
Yea. Now. Can. Somehow.
Don’t let me fall for the truth
I’m getting back me from you

sunshine*****

It’s not mine, I don’t have any
But, you can handcuff me
And tie me down
You pay, I play
Cum on my face
No checks
I’m paid in cash
I’m clean, I’m clean
No weirdos please
But, I’ll take it in the ass

I’m under age
I’m Sunshine
I’m seventeen

What else could
you possibly want
you want a blowjob
from a good friend?
All my friends would
Laugh at me
If they could all see me
On my knees
I’m gonna give you mouth
To mouth to mouth
I’m gonna give it away

I’m under age
I’m Sunshine
I’m seventeen

I’ll bet you’d like to
Make me cum
And lick my lips
‘cause I’m so young
but no plastic love will make
me go “oh,oh” now
I’m gonna be there when
You cum and lick my lips
And bite my tongue
And numb it up, numb it up
Numb it down again

I’m under age
I’m Sunshine
I’m seventeen

superfast*** (see dear kate)

switcheroo

I keep to myself like nobody else
Like no one else I know
Nobody to write and nobody to call
Nobody at all
That I can say it’s breaking at the seams
That I never thought would split
That’s just it, that’s just it
You do the same thing to someone else
That they did to you switcheroo switcheroo
You the same to the radio the radio is new
The same one I know you say one and go
The same one I know you say one and go
Hit the high note running, the high note running
I never knew what you had said
Two in the fist, three in the head
Check it out man

topless girl****

Come and have a drink with me
And talk about the weather
Topless girl
If I had more money
Maybe we could be together
Topless girl
People call you Amber
But that isn’t your real name
Topless girl
Even with your clothes on
I would love you just the same
Topless girl
Now you know I like you
Want to take you to meet my mother
Topless girl
She’d be real impressed
By the way you get undressed
Topless girl
You found a place as my true love
When you found a place in my true love
Topless girl

wussypuff

Do what it takes to make it through the day
To be all right not bad just fine
For most of us most of the time
Wait till when she’ll pretend
That you know it’s the end
And I’ll say
I can still taste your breath upon my face
She’s everywhere I’ve seen enough
I’ll always be some kind of wussypuff
I’m turning out the lights
I’m wound too tight
Can’t sleep been on my knees
So long I can’t find my feet
I can still taste your breath upon my face
She’s everywhere I’ve seen enough
She’ll always be my little wussypuff
I’m stalling out again
I’m staying up on ephedrine
Can’t sleep been on my knees
So long I can’t find my feet
I can’t find my feet
Molly’s lips and fingertips

you know

You are so pretty here
That I’m falling behind
Oh no not again never mind
Let’s go and beg for time
You picked the wrong
Disaster
I can’t stop this thing from
Going fast
I don’t want to walk about the past
I don’t want to talk the road of
Those you may have had
You know these things they happen
You know
Which one do you want
There is no need to think
To speak to breathe
Let’s go it’s chemical green
You picked the wrong addiction
I can’t stop this thing from
Going fast
I don’t want to walk about the past
I don’t want to talk the road of
Those you may have had
You know these things they happen
You know

Songs and their back story.....

alvin

Chad- Alvin is my hometown. It is also Nolan Ryan’s hometown. It is a small-ish Texas town off of highway 6 near 288 (the Nolan Ryan expressway) sort of between Houston and Galveston. The song isn’t a knock on Alvin. It’s actually me re-imagining Alvin through the movie Heathers. Specifically the idiot jock guy characters in the movie. All the reference to cows and date rape are from the scene where they go cow-tipping.

boys in the hood

Chad- Mark had written a beautiful little acoustic guitar riff and was constantly playing it and singing different love-song-type lyrics over it…nothing seemed to fit. We started giving him a hard time and told him we would never play it. I remember saying that for a riff THAT sugary-sweet, he needed some really aggressive lyrics to offset the music.  Later, Mark came home with NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” and Eazy-E’s album “Eazy Duz It” that he got from the used CD store. We had all grown up listening to NWA in highschool and we rocked those albums non-stop for the next few weeks. One day, while we were all in the living room, Mark started singing the “boys in the hood” lyrics over his guitar riff. We all turned towards him and smiled. “That’s perfect! that’s the only way we’ll ever play your song”, we said. “if you sing some gansta rap lyrics over that thing, then it’s golden!”…and that was that.

Amber Valleta and Dear, Kate (Moss)

Chad-I had been working as photography assistant on fashion and catalogue shoots in Houston. When I moved back to Austin, Mark and I were always drooling over models in magazines like The Face and Top Model. At the time both of us had lots of music that needed lyrics so we would do little exercises…like deciding to write a song based on the words on the cover of a magazine, or photo spread. This was how Amber Valleta and Dear Kate (superfast) came about. I would usually err on the side of being crass and raunchy, while Mark was sort of truly writing a love song to Kate Moss…but when he was stumped for  words during one part, I helped out with “they all say you’re flat, they all say you face looks like Eric Stoltz in ‘Mask’”..i was always making references to Eric Stoltz in ‘Mask’ for some reason

granola

Chad-granola was about a girlfriend I had that was super into going to WholeFoods and reading about body energy, colloidal silver, blue-green algae, chakras, alien races, etc. At one time she was even a member of this creepy cult outside of Dallas. There were of course always lots of dudes hanging around trying to be the most sensitive and spiritual to get her attention. One guy that I knew from high school was always trying to steal my girlfriend with his homeopathic wizardry. Apparently he even proposed to her at some point while we were dating. This song is about that girlfriend and the guy from my high school always trying to get her to hang out with him at WholeFoods.

sunshine

Chad-sunshine was another one of those instances where there was a song that needed lyrics, but everyone was stumped. So Mark decided to make up lyrics based on the next thing we saw on TV…which happened to be an episode of the show “Cops”. There was a teenage prostitute that was getting busted. The cops were searching her and found some coke and meth, I think. But that’s how it started with “it’s not mine. I don’t have any”…I think those may have been her actual words to the officer. This was Mark’s song, but once again I helped out with some of the more offensive lyrics like “I’m clean. I’m clean, no weirdos please, but I’ll take it in the ass”
It seemed funnier at the time, but I DO agree that it’s pretty insensitive and sad. But, it’s just such a damn good riff. I like to think that we have immortalized the plight of this young girl and of those like her. You buying that?

soulblade

Chad-Mark and I were dating these two girls who were roommates. All they did in their spare time was play this videogame called SoulBlade. Consequently, they were pretty damn good at it. They would come over to our place and mop the floor with us at this game. Mark is pretty competitive video game-wise and set out to get really good at SoulBlade and defeat the two of them at their own game. This song is about that struggle. I think Mark and that girl actually broke up before he ever got the chance to exact his SoulBlade revenge on his girl…but don’t quote me on that.

parachute pants

Chad-parachute pants was actually written completely by our roommate Johnny  (our first drummer). It’s about his childhoods loves . Mr.D is of course Mr. Drummond from the show “Different Strokes”. Willis, Kimberly, and Arnold were the children on the show…Todd Bridges, Dana Plato, and Gary Coleman respectively. It’s sort of sad to know now what became of all those people. I recorded this demo version of the song using mostly the groovebox, pitch adjusting my vocals, and adopting a faux English accent for no apparent reason. I loved this song because just like Johnny I was a breakdancer, rode a diamondback, and loved “Different Strokes”.

Hong Kong Girl

Chad- when I was in college, I worked at an independent video store in Austin called “I love Video”. I got really into HongKong cinema. Not just Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chow young Fat. I liked all of it. I was obsessed with the HongKong actresses. This was my ode to some of my favorites: Maggie Cheung, Joey (? Can’t remember), and Michelle Reis.

topless girl

Chad-topless girl was basically a poem that Johnny wrote about this ‘dancer’ that he and I thought was beautiful named Amber. I contributed the last part about meeting mom and being impressed…but the rest was Johnny. Then I just played a bunch of chords I knew in quick succession and slapped it all together. I think the lyrics were actually written on a cocktail napkin while we were at Sugar’s one night. Ah, the good old days.

ross's plea

Chad-I’ll actually have to get Mark to comment/add to this since it’s his song…but I remember him saying that this song is written from Ross’s (from Friends) point of view when he loses Rachael at some point in the show. It’s a beautiful and sad song and definitely hints at way more depth than I would have ever given credit to the show Friends for possessing.