MAD

I don't know what to say to you
I wish you had something to add
I feel that we could sit and talk
but we don't and it makes me mad

You go on, just get out of here
I think I'd feel a whole lot better
If you'd let me be
I'll stay here thinking of your plans
I hate the way you make me love jealousy

 


MALLO CUP (E. Dando)

Here I am outside your house at 3am
Trying to think you out of bed
I whistle at your sill
It echoes across the street instead

I never will forget
I ain't remembered yet
Like mackerel in a net
I forget to forget

And you saw nothing in my eyes but yourself
Nothing in my eyes
I can't seem to find the same in no one else
I guess it's no surprise

I never can forget
I ain't remembered yet
Like mackerel in a net
I forget to forget

I forget to forget
I forget to forget
I ain't remembered yet

 

MISS OTIS REGRETS (C.Porter)

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down in Lover's Lane she strayed, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found that her dream of love was gone, madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her lover down, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her, and dragger her from the jail, madam
They strung her up on the old willow across the way
And the moment before she died, she lifted up her lovely head and sighed, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

 

MOD LANG (A.Chilton/C.Bell)

I can't be satisfied
What you want me to do
And so I moan
Got to leave my home

You're my girl oooh yeh
Got to save my soul
I want a witness
I want to testify

How long can this go on?
How long can this go on?

All night long I was out
I was your barking dog
Howl, howl

I can't be satisfied
What you want me to do
And so I moan
Got to leave my home

How long can this go on?
How long can this go on?

 


MRS. ROBINSON (P. Simon/A. Garfunkel)

Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Whoa whoa whoa
God bless you please Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those you pray
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

We’d like to know a little bit about your for our files
We’d like to help you learn to help yourself
Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home

Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Whoa whoa whoa
God bless you please Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those you pray
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

Hide it in a hiding place where no one ever goes
Put it in the pantry with your cupcakes
It’s a little secret, just the Robinsons affair
Most of all you’ve got to hide it from the kids

Coo coo ka-choo Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Whoa whoa whoa
God bless you please Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those you pray
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
Going to a candidate’s debate
Laugh about it, smile about, when you’ve got to choose
Everyway you look at it you’ll lose

Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?
Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you
Woo woo woo
What’s that you say Mrs. Robinson
Joesy-Joe has left and gone away
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

 


MY DRUG BUDDY (E. Dando)

She’s coming over
We’ll go out walking
Make a call on the way
She’s in the phone booth
I’m looking in
There comes a smile on her face

There’s still some of the stuff we got yesterday
There’s still some of the stuff we got yesterday, hey

I’m too much with myself
I wanna be someone else
I’m too much with myself
I wanna be someone else
I’m too much with myself
I wanna be someone else

So we take off, out Fiona’s door
Walk until it’s light outside
Like before, when she was on the phone
We have to laugh to look at each other
We have to laugh, ‘cause we’re not alone

And as the cars fly up Kings Street
It’s enough to startle us
It’s enough to startle us

I love my drug buddy
My drug, my drug buddy
I love my drug buddy
My drug, my drug buddy

 


MY HERO, ZERO (B. Dorough)

Zero?

Yeah, Zero is a wonderful thing.
In fact, Zero is my hero!

How can Zero be a hero?

Well, there are all kinds of heroes, you know.
A man can get to be a hero
For a famous battle he fought...
Or by studying very hard
And becoming a weightless astronaut.

And then there are heroes of other sorts,
Like the heroes we know from watching sports.
But a hero doesn't have to be a grown up person, you know,
A hero can be a very big dog
Who comes to your rescue,
Or a very little boy who's smart enough to know what to do.

But let me tell you about my favorite hero.

My hero, Zero, such a funny little hero,
But till you came along,
We counted on our fingers and toes.
Now you're here to stay
And nobody really knows
How wonderful you are.
Why we could never reach a star,
Without you, Zero, my hero,
How wonderful you are.

What's so wonderful about a zero?
It's nothing, isn't it?

Sure, it represents nothing alone.

But place a zero after 1
And you've got yourself a 10.
See how important that is?
When you run out of digits,
You can start all over again.
See how convenient that is?

That's why with only ten digits including zero,
You can count as high as you could ever go...
Forever, towards infinity,
No one ever gets there, but you could try.

With 10 billion zeros,
From the cavemen till the heroes,
Who invented you,
They counted on their fingers and toes
And maybe some sticks and stones, or rocks and bones
And their neighbors' toes.
You're here,
And nobody really knows
How wonderful you are.
Why we could never reach the star,
Without you, Zero, my hero,
Zero, how wonderful you are.

Place one zero after any number
And you've multiplied that number by 10.
See how easy that is.
Place two zeros after any number
And you've multiplied that number by 100.
See how simple that is.
Place three zeros after any number,
And you've multiplied that number by 1,000.

Et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum, ad astra, forever and ever,
With zero, my hero, how wonderful you are.

 

NO BACKBONE (T. Morgan)

It's dawned on me again
I can't balance in betweens
It's no longer familiar to me
It's become routine

The bedroom ritual
A simple way to feel
Without running the risk of anything real
Ever being given, ever being shown
Back in the bedroom no backbone

Standards I'd kept, in the back of my mind
Are now just rules to break from time to time
I'm way past worrying about it gettin' a hold on me
I realise I ride on it's back for free

The bedroom ritual
A simple way to feel
Without running the risk of anything real
Ever being given, ever being shown
Back in the bedroom no backbone

Addictively I'll stick to the safety of the script
But I know I'll end up settling for a less than perfect fit

The bedroom ritual
A simple way to feel
Without running the risk of anything real
Ever being given, ever being shown
Back in the bedroom no backbone
Back in the bedroom no backbone
Back in the bedroom no backbone

 


NOTHING TRUE (E. Dando)

It's not me
This disease
It's not you
That's not true
It's our fault
Me and you
Most of all
You're not you

I dream of you
It's nothing new
I dream of you
It's nothing true

It's not you
That's not true
It's our fault
Me and you
Most of all
You're not you

You're nothing new
You're nothing true
I dream of you
It's nothing true

 

ONE MORE TIME (E. Dando)

One more time baby, one more time
You're thinking of me baby, one more time

One more time baby, one more time
You were above me baby, one more time

One more time baby, one more time
Do you have to say you love me baby, one more time
One more time baby, one more time
One more time
One more time.

 


OUT (E. Dando)

Digging deeper in the sand
Now the water comes up
Cut my finger on the years oh, years oh
What can you do? 
I'll remember you
He waits for you behind the years oh, years oh
Let it go

Digging deeper in the sand
Now the water comes up
Cut my finger on the years oh, years oh
What can you do? 
I'll remember you
He waits for you behind the years oh, years oh
Your certainty turns to doubt
And you start flipping out
And you ease on out.

 


PAID TO SMILE (E. Dando)

Could you see your way clear
And arrange your eyes away from mine
I’m sorry I’m here
But you get paid, get paid to lie
You get paid to smile

Would you really say hello
And let me carry my own guitar
Please don’t hold the door
I can work the handle on any car
It’s really not that hard, to smile

Paid to smile
Smile, paid to smile

The cigarette girl took off her tray
And dropped her dress in a shiny pile
Pulled her pants up on the way
When she gets home, she’ll laugh a while
She gets paid to smile

 

 

PAINT (E. Dando)

Her name was painted on the window of my hopeful soul
But now my store is closed
The letters on the glass inside my mind, were straight and fine
The painter took some time

And now the store ain't open anymore
White spray paint on the windows and they locked the door
Double plaster on the floor
My store ain't open anymore

The paint was new on time, it glistened from a shelf
I had you to myself
But thinking loud is coming on without a doubt
They took the windows out

But now my store ain't open anymore
White spray paint on the windows and they locked the door
Double plaster on the floor
My store ain't open anymore

She's driving me out of her mind
She's driving me out of

Your name was painted on the window of my hopeful soul
And now our store is closed
The letters on the glass inside my mind, were straight and fine
A painter took some time

And now the store ain't open anymore
White spray paint on the windows and they locked the door
Double plaster on the floor
The store ain't open anymore

 


PIN YR HEART (N.Sudden/D.Kusworth)

My best friend waits on the doorstep for me
But I’m sleeping with a girl that I never, ever see
Then she promises she’ll buy me everything
But all I want’s for her to pin her heart to me

Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you please?

Sitting up all night I’ve been listening to your screams
There’s never been a girl out there who could ever hurt my dreams
Then she promises she’ll buy me everything
But all I want’s for her to pin her heart to me

Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you please?

So she waits there on the stairs at four o’clock
And I buy her some roses but I’m scared of what it costs

Then she promises she’ll buy me everything
But all I want’s for her to pin her heart to me

Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you pin yr heart to me?
Oh baby won’t you please?

 

 

PITTSBURGH (E. Dando)

With a little bit of common sense
You can lose a lot of innocence, in this world
You can leave yourself behind

In the middle of coincidence
See the world in the present tense
Oh mother, your kids are so inclined

Sarah said it's sorta personal
I don't know it's kind of hard to tell, with this girl
She'll just take up all your time

Fading in and out of consciousness
With a fair degree of common sense, on your mind
Just watch it all unwind

The voices low
Slow down
Bounce around
Bounce around
The voices low
Slow down

Jesus Christ and motherfuck
The things I do to push my luck
I don't know, I don't even seem to mind

With a pouch of myrrh and frankincense
And a walk across the desert sands
You might find, your baby Frankenstein

The voices low
Slow down, slow down
Bounce around
Bounce around
The voices low, voices low
Slow down

 


PLASTER CASTER (G. Simmons)

Baby's getting anxious, the hour's getting late
The night is almost over, she can't wait
Oh, things are complicating, my love is in her hands
And there's no more waiting, she understands

The plaster's getting harder, and my love is perfection
A token of my love for her collection, her collection

Plaster caster, grab a hold of me faster
And if you wanna see my love, just ask her
And my love is the plaster, and yeah she's the collector
She wants me all the time to inject her

Plaster caster, plaster caster
Grab a hold of me faster, plaster, faster
And if you wanna see my love, just ask her, ask her, ask her

The plaster's getting harder and my love is perfection
A token of my love for her collection, her collection

Plaster caster, plaster caster
Grab a hold of me faster, plaster, faster
If you wanna see my love, just ask her, ask her

Plaster caster, plaster caster
She wants my love to last her, last her, last her
And she calls me by the name of master, master

Plaster caster, plaster caster
Grab a hold of me faster, plaster, faster
If you wanna see my love, just ask her.

 


POSTCARD (B. Deily)

Once I thought I was more right than wrong
Painting myself in the corner
What I bought and why it takes so long
Something inside of her warned her

I know that it doesn't matter much
But I hope we'll keep in touch
I know that we won't go on as such
But I hope we'll keep in touch
Could it be that hard
To send you a postcard

Fragile smile, a ragged sleeve
Didn't laugh once too often
Before a while it takes to grieve
Try to repair what I've done

You laugh across the kitchen
At something in a magazine
I frown across the table
So blunt I'm never seen
Your hair falls in your eyes as you ask: 
"What do you mean?"

See yourself never satisfied
In the clothes that you try now
I swore myself, I said I'd never cry
Close to saying goodbye now

I know that it doesn't matter much
But I'm hoping to keep in touch
I know that we won't go on as such
But I'm hoping to keep in touch
Could it be that hard
To send me a postcard?

 

POUGHKEEPSIE (E. Dando)

Goes on in Spanish Harlem
Goes on in Poughkeepsie
People slip away

Hit me in the arm
Just please do it swiftly
We ain't got all day, yeah

One more coat of arms
Every business weekly
What's Amanda say?

It's not that I'm so strong
I never knew what hit me
Since you came to stay, yeah

Speard and flayed
Burnt and bleeding, I'll catch up some day
'Til tomorrow's bruises go away
And the grass is turning into hay
I'll be glad to be your extra blade

Goes on in Spanish Harlem
Goes on in Poughkeepsie
Lost my grip today

Here to stay
Least until it's time to go away
Walking masterpiece of remembered pain
This teeming life has got you in it's way
And I'm proud to be your lump of clay

 

 

PURPLE PARALLELLAGRAM (E.Dando/N.Gallagher)

Purple parallellagram
I got in Amsterdam
Made me dream a dream I didn't understand
Thought I heard you say that you're so proud of it
Do you wanna dance with me?

The best bit's the first part
The bad bit is the end
Got it all backwards, but I tend to blend
Why'd you have to say that you're so proud of it
Do you wanna dance with me?

Gonna make it easy
Gonna take it easy
Zipped up jacket
Really cost a packet
Still you wanna dance with me

Purple parallellagram
I got in Amsterdam
Made me dream a dream I didn't understand
Thought I heard you say that you're so proud of it
Do you wanna dance with me?

I got a paper cut
Pictures of Gwendolyn
Got it all backwards, but I tend to blend
Why'd you have to say you're so proud of it
Do you wanna dance with me

Gonna make it easy
Gonna take it easy
I'm not the same
But I make all pain
Now you gotta dance with me

Gonna make it easy
Gonna take it easy

Purple parallellagram
I got in Amsterdam
Made me dream a dream I didn't understand
Why'd you have to say that you're so proud of it
Do you wanna dance with me?
Do you wanna dance with me?
Now you gotta dance with me
Now you gotta dance with me

 

RABBIT (Proud Scum)

Well I’ve been called a dope before
Say I’m not sexy anymore for you
Say I am an animal
Say I'm not a man at all, it's true

I am a rabbit
I’ve got to have it
Its force of habit
I'd like to share my carrot, with you

Say I've got a one track mind
But I just want to have a grind with you
I don't wanna marry you
I just want to get through to you

I am a rabbit
I’ve got to have it
Its force of habit
I'd like to share my carrot, with you

I must of been a bliss too
Say I’m not concerned
But I don't wanna go with you
To the point of no return
That’s because I'm a rabbit

 


RAT VELVET (E. Dando/J. Peretz/B. Deily)

See it over there and in between my teeth
Rat velvet
It's everywhere I look and everything I feel
Rat velvet
Tooth crack under foot
And death's head rustles near
Rat velvet
Coupe deville in sight
Cushioned razor smear
Rat velvet

Love my Mom and Pop they gave me the rope
Buttocks screaming coagulating
Never give up hope
Love my dog and cat
Shards of summer's blood
Tooth defying, death relying
Harold's under mud

See it over there and in between my teeth
Rat velvet
It's everything I look and everywhere I feel
Rat velvet
Tooth crack under foot
And death's head rustles near
Rat velvet
Coupe deville in sight
Cushioned razor smear
Rat velvet

Hate my mother's smirk
Hemaroidal hinge
Laminated glory faded
Mamas on a binge
Chew my daddys
Underneath the porch
Slicey dicey oncee-twicee
Grandma baby
Pass the torch

Rat velvet
Rat velvet
Rat velvet
Rat velvet

 


REST ASSURED (E. Dando/T. Morgan)

One of the reasons I came all this
To opposite seasons, I had to hear you say
You were gonna hang around a while
Noticed my old postcard in a pile

One, two, three, four

Pepper, salt, sugar and tarragon were hanging by the pool
Mortar bricks and aluminium, step one, figure two
I know it’s probably not my place
Watched the water drain the different way

One, two
One, two, three, four

If I could you know I’d try to
Rest assured I’ve half a mind to
Rest assured I’ve half a mind to
If I could you know I’d try to

Pop it to lock, c’mon let’s map it out
It’s not what you do to me, it’s what you do without
??????????????

If I could you know I’d try to
Rest assured I’ve half a mind to
Ask the other half if I might
Rest assured

 

 

RICK JAMES STYLE (E. Dando/T. Morgan)

Don’t wanna get stoned
Don’t wanna get stoned
But I don’t wanna not get stoned
I don’t wanna not get stoned

Don’t wanna get high
I don’t wanna get high
But I don’t wanna not get high
And I don’t wanna not get stoned

Wanna knock things down
I’m not gonna knock things down
But I don’t wanna not get stoned
So I’m not gonna not knock things down

Don’t wanna think twice
I don’t have to think twice
But I’m not gonna get high
I I’m not gonna get stoned

Style

Not gonna come round
I don’t wanna come down
I just want a killer line
And I’ll figure it out myself

Don’t wanna get stoned
I don’t wanna get stoned
But I don’t wanna not get stoned
I don’t wanna not get stoned

Style

 


RIDE WITH ME (E. Dando)

That pencil smell, reminds me of school
The clock on the wall, I can no longer fool

Time to get in my car
Been so dull, tired and tight
Time to trust these old tires
Time to not say goodnight

Jesus rides with me
His will is plain to feel
Come on, you can be
Got yourself to steal

He’s everywhere, sends me straight across the plain
He’s in your hair, he’ll forgive me my pain

You’re my girl don’t you show it
To know you know is to know it
When you can’t trust yourself
Baby, trust someone else

Jesus rides with me
His will is plain to feel
Come on, you can be
Got yourself to steal

You’re my girl don’t you show it
To know you know is to know it
When you can’t trust yourself
Baby, trust someone else

Ride with me
Ride with me
Ride with me

 

ROCKIN’ STROLL (E. Dando)

She takes me on a rockin’ stroll
You won’t wave, 'cause I won’t know
As by I roll, I hope you’ll throw a smile at me

This here pram is all know
Won’t be walking ‘til I’ve grown
All I’ve been shown is everything I wanna see

People’s knees, and trunks of trees smile at me

Looking upward to the sky
Moving forwards all the time
The sidewalk lines – gadunk, gadunk, gadunk, gdai

If it’s warm in here, is it cold out there?
Around out where I can only stare
I’m still aware of little, but I’m gonna try

I’m gonna try
I’m gonna try
I’m gonna try
I’m gonna try, oh

She takes me on a rockin’ stroll
If you won’t wave, guess I won’t know
As by I roll, I hope you’ll throw a smile at me

This here pram is all know
Won’t be walking ‘til I’ve grown
All I’ve been shown is everything I wanna see

People’s knees, and trunks of trees smile at me

 

RUDDERLESS (E. Dando)

Waiting for something to break
Left my heart out to bake
Nothing there in my glass
Wasn’t air made to last

Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past

All the way down to the lake (Found the lake was wet)
How much more could I take (better yet) 
Walked back home to my place (tired of getting high)
Guess I don’t wanna die

Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past
Hopin’ my past

Waiting for something to break
Left my heart out to bake
Slipped my mind that I could use my brain
I’ll stay up all night, and crash on the plane

Ship without a rudder's like a ship without a rudder's like a
ship without a rudder

 


RUDY WITH A FLASHLIGHT

Rudy with a flashlight
Playing out in the yard
Shining it straight up
Right at the stars
Right at the stars

Some things take time you know
Some things you never do
Some things you can’t forget
They just become you

Some things we do well
Some things we just do well enough
Some times all we need
Is right in front of us
Right in front of us

Still I remember when
Playing out in the yard
Staying up all night
Just counting stars
Just counting stars

Me, I’m picking out melodies
Right out of the air
Something I’ve heard before
But I don’t know when
I don’t know when

 

RULE OF THREE (E. Dando)

The way it's supposed to go
As if you didn't know
Exactly how to feel
When it looks just like a dolphin show

The way that most folks know
This is how your life will go
I never wonder why
And I always get a decent lie

The way it's supposed to feel
When you're finding out it's real
Turning on a dime
We'll prepared and right in time, right in time

The way it's supposed to be
When you're climbing up a tree
What is that you see?
And don't forget the rule of three, rule of three
Rule of three, rule of three, rule of three, rule of three
Rule of three, rule of three. rule of three. rule of three