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A Boy Named Goo

||long way down||burnin' up||naked||flat top||impersonality||
||name||only one||somethin' bad||ain't that unusual||so long||
||eyes wide open||disconnected||slave girl||



Long Way Down

Oh here you are
There's nothing left to say
You're not supposed to be that way

Did they push you out
Did they throw you away
Touch me now and I don't care
When you take me I'm not there
Almost human but I'll never be the same

Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down
I don't wanna live in here alone
Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own

I never put you down
I never pushed you away
You're not supposed to be that way
And anything you want there's nothing I could say

Is there anything to feel
Is it pain that makes you real
Cut me off before it kills me

Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down
I don't wanna live in here alone
Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own

I never put you down
I never pushed you away
Take another piece of me
Give my mind a new disease
And the black and white world never fades to gray

Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down
I don't wanna live in here alone
Long way down
I don't think I'll make it on my own
On my own
On my own
On my own

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Burnin' Up

Said you're burnin up inside, no one seems to tell
You're living from a personalized manual from hell
Life seems pretty easy when it's from my easy chair
And you're burnin up inside and no one cares

Said you had enough this time cause time don't treat you well
You always cried coincidence while I drew parallels
Life it seems so easy when it's from my easy chair
And you're burnin up inside and you hurt me

Come and take my hand tonight I'll show you where to start
Cause every word that left your lips like a needle through my heart
And life it seems so easy when it's from my easy chair
And you're burnin'up inside and you hurt my eyes

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Naked

Yeah I'm fadin
And I call out
No one hears me
Never been never felt never thought I'd say a word

Weighed
Down
Safe
Now

You're naked inside your fear
You can't take back all those years
The shots in the dark from empty guns
Are never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone

Yeah I'm hiding
in the fallout
Now I'm wasted
They don't need me don't want me don't hear a word I say

Weighed
Down
Safe
Now

You're naked inside your fear
You can't take back all those years
Shots in the dark from empty guns
Are never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone

Inside your head
No one's there
And I don't think I'll ever be
And I don't care

You're naked inside your fear
You can't take back all those years
The shots in the dark from empty guns
Are never heard by anyone

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Flat Top

Flat top intervention

Bringing home the new invention
See it there in pieces on the ground
A television war between the cynics and the saints
Flip the dial and that's whose side you're on
Sleeping on the white house lawn ain't never changed a thing
Look at all the washed out hippie dreams

And it's falling all around us
Is this some kind of joke they're trying to pull on us
Falling all around us
I'll turn my head off for a while

Tabloid generation's lost
Choking on it's fear
Used to be that's all we had to fear
conscience keeps us quiet while the crooked love to speak
There's knowledge wrapped in blankets on the streets
A visionary coward says that anger can be power
As long as there's a victim on tv

And it's falling all around us
Is this some kind of joke they're trying to pull on us
Falling all around us
I'll turn my head off for a while

And my dirty dreams all come alive
On my TV screen
And assassination plots
Show me what I haven't got
Show me what I love and who I'm supposed to be
Show me everything I need
Show it all to me

And it's falling all around us
Is this some kind of joke they're trying to pull on us
Falling all around us
I'll turn my head off for a while

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Impersonality

When I was three feet tall, I loved them all
and lived life for myself
Fallin' down for laughs
Your photograph, some puppets made of felt
Watching life in Oz
Thanksgiving Eve on Grandma's old TV
Dancing roundabout
I'd twist and shout for everyone to see

Impersonality
It's leanin' hard on me

Momma's in a shop
Watching little sister by myself
Robbed a wishing pond, in a fleeting bond
Vowed to share the wealth
Scooping up the coins
A warning shot from some authority
Doesn't matter now but
I'll shout out loud for everyone to see

Never got to know ya,
Did ya ever wonder why?
Now it's nice to know ya
and I'm glad you're doing fine

Think of all the time lost
Was it really lost at all
Now I'm so proud of ya
I'd love to tell you all I see
Listen hard to your realities....

Impersonality
It's leanin' hard on me

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Name

And even though the moment passed me by
I still can't turn away
I saw the dreams you'd never thought you'd lose
Tossed along the way
Letters that you never meant to send
Get lost or thrown away
Now we're grown up orphans
that never knew their names
we don't belong to no one that's a shame
You could hide beside me maybe for awhile

And I won't tell no one your name
And I won't tell em your name

Scars are souvenirs you never lose
the past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there
Did you get to be a star
Don't It make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are

You grew up way too fast
And now there's nothing to believe
And reruns all become our history
A tired song keeps playing on a tired radio,

And I won't tell no one your name
And I won't tell em your name

I think about you all the time
But I don't need the same
If It's lonely where you are
Come back down
And I won't tell 'em your name

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Only One

I'll open up my head awhile
It's been dead for years
Must have been a victim of my peers
One is for my happiness
the other for my health
the last is something bigger than myself

I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one to say

I'm talkin' to myself again
I'll just start a fight
Nobody can prove me wrong
I'm right
Anti-hero idol with a suicide excuse
A thousand other suckers will try and fill your shoes

I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one to say

Little pictures in my head
are turning inside out again
'Cause fucking up takes practice
I feel I'm well rehearsed
Because the past is a bully
and the future's even worse
You tell me what you fear
'Cause I can feel it like a curse

Well you used to be a folk singer
Now you're just a joke singer
Ain't no smokin' dope singer
Swingin' from a rope singer

I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one
I ain't the only one to say

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Somethin' Bad

Well they're shutting all the shops up on the avenue
and they're holding up for cheaper Chinese food
If I'm older now and have a tainted attitude
Why'd those neon lights all lose their common blue?

And it's not like me to feel so important
And it's not like me to go and wreck your day
And I never thought I'd see it so exploited
Oh but I know that somethin' bad has gotta change
Oh yes I know that somethin' bad has gotta change

Well I see 'em working round the block till six a.m.
The thermometer's at minus five degrees
And I'm wondering where all that hard earned money goes
To her head or towards a shred of dignity

And it's not like me to feel so important
And it's not like me to go and wreck your day
And I never thought I'd see it so exploited
Oh but I know that somethin' bad has gotta change
Oh yes I know that somethin' bad has gotta change

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Ain't That Unusual

Could you talk to me
Honestly
'Cause I never heard a word ya said now
And I ain't just being mean

Cause all we are is what we're told
And most of that's been lies
It's like a made for TV movie
And I just blew my lines

Someday you never made it
And maybe it never will
Hey, you never made it
Now ain't that unusual?

Now I feel unknown and it's safe that way
Are you too bored to care
Or too dumb to be scared
Now what's that supposed to mean

I'm burned out on some empty reasons
Another waste of time
Something that I wish I'd said
But I don't think it'd rhymed

Someday you never made it
And maybe it never will
Hey, you never made it
Now ain't that unusual?

See I'd love to be you at least then I'd see you Sorry I put them words in your mouth But you wouldn't talk to me Everyhing, I wanna have a try I'm sick of everything now I'm not Put my heavy coat on for a while It's freezing in the corner of my mind Someday you never made it
And maybe it never will
Hey, you never made it
Now ain't that unusual?

Someday you never made it
Now ain't that unusual?
Now ain't that unusual?

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So Long

Don't take much looking back
To know I took my coffee black then
Nothing's different now
But nothing seems the same
And it's all right
Your optimistic views
Your 100 dollar running shoes
And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
we all had a laugh about it
I'd love to stick around but
I gotta tell you all
So long
Oh so long
oh so long
But I didn't wanna tell you
All so long

Don't take much looking back
to know I faked that heart attack then
And nothing's different now
But nothing seems the same
And it's all right
You always spoke the truth
from circa disco Abba boots
And all that showbiz talk
Oh we all had a laugh about it

I'd love to stick around but
I gotta tell you all
So long
Oh so long
Oh so long
But I didn't wanna tell you
All so long

I gotta get back to where I belong

Long
So long
Oh so long
oh so long
But I didn't wanna tell you all
So long

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Eyes Wide Open

I'm the fortunate son of a fortunate son
Living it large
On the wrong side of town
Too many friends and the fun never ends
Drinking and hanging around
I wanna rule the world
Wanna swallow it whole
At least I could kick it all down
I wanna kick it all down

Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be
Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be

I don't take the bus
And I never walk to far
The furthest I got was my own backyard
A fistful of cash that somebody else earned
send me some more when it all got burned
I wanna take control
want to make it all mine
At least I could kick it all down
I wanna kick it all down

Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be
Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be

I'll get what I want
If I'd make up my mind
I'm turning you inside out
I wanna rule the world
Wanna swallow it whole
I think I'll just kick it all down
I wanna kick it all down

Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be
Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be

Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be
Eyes wide open
I can't see
Eyes wide open
what you mean
Eyes wide open
I can't seem to be

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Disconnected

I don't remember
It doesn't ring a bell
And when you call me
Everything is swell
I tend to forget about the times we had
Now it doesn't matter
'Cause I feel so sad and

I've been disconnected
Someone pulled the plug
Oh, you're so distant
Nothing's come along yeah

We paid the price
And now we're both alone
And if you call me
You'll find me home
I've found another
Someone to take your place
Now if you don't mind
Please get out of my face 'cause

I've been disconnected
Someone pulled the plug
Oh, you're so distant
Nothing's come along yeah

I've been disconnected

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Slave Girl

Let me tell ya 'bout a girl I know
I drag her around
Wherever I go
This little woman drives me insane
She's tied to my ankle with a ball and chain

For sixteen years she's been hanging around
Trying to bury me in a hole
In the ground
Well I think it's time
That I even the score
There's only room for one
In this cage of yours

Don't save me
When I starting to drown
Don't use me
When you don't want me around
Just be my slave girl
'Cause that's all I need
So take a little step back to the Stone Age with me
Go!

Well I hear a strange noise
As I lie in my bed
I feel a lot of water dripping on my head
I looked around
Tried to see through my hair
You left me alone
But do you think I care?
Cause you moved me
When I was taking my time
You abused me
When I'm out of line
You tried to warn me of the danger sign
So watch out!

Well, you got me in the bondage of another age
you drive me to distraction
In a primitive way
I can't control my instincts
When I hear her say
'Just come around and see me
If you lose your way'
So join my chain gang
Play along with me
I'll be your caveman
As basic as can be
I'm not insane man
I'm just out of my dream

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