A Band Is Something To Figure Out

What Do The People Want

Say goodbye to home
we're out here all alone
we're starting over
it's year zero
where the night go on and on

I dreamt of a new kind of town
our mayor in her wedding gown
we call out the M's in the dictionary
but they're not gonna save us now

What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want

Activate this space
with the remaining human race
we stake our claim in a cemetery that's surrounded by your face

Agree to disagree
on the Q's you hurl at me
as top men search for sanctuary
we're bitching about peace

What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want
They're waving backwards to Massachusetts
trying to win the “World's Best Haunt” ©

What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want
They're telling jokes in the ossuary
but the laughs are weak and gaunt

What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want
What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want
What do the people want?
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want
The people don't know what they want

We Have The Perimeter Surrounded

real good
major
plotlines
coasting
building
danger
rescue
homelife
every single thing that I could think of
we have the perimeter surrounded

woody
guthrie
once had
a weird dream
he fronted
a punk band
called Exed Out
they were amazing
every single thing that I could think of
we have the perimeter surrounded

Twister!
Ouija!
Fault lines
freebies!
Stag films
my maps
bookmarks
& adoration
every single thing that I could think of
we have the perimeter surrounded

you see, we were part of the light brigade
dumping wattage on hate parades
getting dusked in the deep
the crew was me and marty and carol too
we didn't do what they told us to
which was part of the deal
but now, when I think back on those days
I can't believe we behaved that way
you know we could've been killed
love, l-o-v-e-y-o-u
could maybe do what it used to do
you wanna give it a chance?

real good
major
plotlines
coasting
building
danger
rescue
homelife
every single thing that I could think of
we have the perimeter surrounded

The Mountain That Wanted More

i'm halting the mass production
of lonely feelings on my factory floor
i've divvied the sweetest memories
into separate piles by atlantic shores
I drank my way to the top
and then I smoked myself through the door
trying to reach you again
i'm the mountain that wanted more

too wasted to hear the sirens
the far out whinings of some fucked up kid
i'm a beacon for true conspiracy
up front heresy, i'm ok
but I could only be me
but my ways left less to adore
I did the best that I could
i'm the mountain that wanted more

at first I thought I was ocean
at first I thought I was trees
at first I thought I was engine
but something happened to me
I didn't end up a mansion
i'm not some oak heavy door
I couldn't live with a human
i'm the mountain that wanted more

The Girl With Electronics Inside

She never blinks when we're alone
she speaks her private thoughts directly into microphones
the girl with electronics inside
the girl with electronics inside
and I can't seem to look away
but I'd be more adept at passing through a gamma ray
it's something I just wasn't trained foreshadowing
her feelings may be binary
but she's spontaneous
in fact, much more than you or me
the girl with electronics inside
the girl with electronics inside
I feel a spark when we touch
but when we're in the rain
it all becomes a little much

there's an on again off again thing going on, but it's fine
the girl with electronics inside
the girl with electronics inside

Spin Them Atoms

I was once blessed with a good idea
and I wrapped it up with caution tape
gave it to my mother on a snowy night
cuz I knew she'd know a way to escape
hot petition in the AM
drunken devils in the PM
an epic funeral in the foyer
a pressing patron in the attic

Singer: “spin them atoms”
Band “and if we don't have 'em?”
Singer: “well i got some right here”

the inheritance is yours but you'll need to spend the night
in your uncle's haunted mansion
not a bad deal for some dumb ass kid
with his finger on the trigger of a ray gun
doubled down and drowning
fog-machine-cloak-room
my employer on acid
got some “Slavic vandalism”

Singer: “spin them atoms”
Band “spin them atoms”
Singer: “straight into my heart”

I swear to god i was there
i was in the room
the footage proves that it's true
the time marked down in God's edit log
of the moment he turned me into you

Singer: “spin them atoms”
Band “spin them atoms”
Singer: “straight into my heart”

I'm In The Phone Book, I'm On The Planet, I'm Dying Slowly

Don't believe them when they say it's true
it's not remotely a matter of fact
thrashing sweetly down the interstate
there's no way we'll ever be back
pacing potions by the DMV
I looked up and saw you smile

There were times when i called your name
and it echoed like a flip in a mirror
taking mushrooms on Easter Eve
you boiled ginger wearing black Ray-Bans
we made a list of all our enemies
deciding three things were always true:

1) I'm in the phone book
2) I'm on the planet
3) I'm dying slowly

Angel's starlit on the basement stairs
glowing rays beaming out of her eyes
watch her doubled over twice a day
grasping straws til the moment she tries
to spit some verses at the devil dear
ya gotta let him know who's in charge

I'm in the phone book
I'm on the planet
I'm dying slowly

Watch me die!

What's the point of all this noise?
Who can say where it moves you and I?
Cross the country in separate rigs
shouting songs to the kids in the aisle
a ritual in a Motel 6
to make us one, at least for a night

I'm in the phone book
I'm on the planet
I'm dying slowly

Let me lay my hands on top of glowing spheres of endless energy
Let me lay my hands on top of glowing spheres of endless energy
Let me lay my hands on top of glowing spheres of endless energy
Let me lay my hands on top of glowing spheres of endless energy
let me lay my hands on top of glowing spheres of endless light!

I'm in the phone book
I'm on the planet
I'm dying slowly

Play It As It Loops

I should have scattered my private life
like a magazine in the trees

got tangled in telemarketing
dialed homesteads, look at these

it's a wow, i'm on fire, it's amazing so bring it to me

I couldn't suspend my disbelief
or invest in foreshadowing

unreliable narrators in my bed
how will they describe how I sleep?

“through the night / he lays bare
in the morning he's not even here”

it is what it is but it's not what we thought
I passed through the mirror to see
I passed through the mirror to see
I converted atoms to bees
I pulled on the forces in threes
But I left out that part of the dream

it's a wow, i'm on fire, it's amazing so bring it to me

Hassle Magnet

I made a banquet
of holy ghosties
it was a longshot
I wound it tightly
they call me warlord
on the fucking TV
just like a hassle magnet

I live in bee hive
I tunnel sand box
I breathe the bombers
there's no exception
if you could see me
you'd come to understanding
that i'm a hassle magnet
that i'm a hassle magnet
that i'm a hassle magnet
that i'm a hassle magnet

i walk the tight rope
i hold the lantern
i cracked the code word
i drop pianos
attracting bad news
into existence
like a hassle magnet
can you feel it?
do you hate it?
have you dropped out? do you love me?
cuz i'm a feeling
you find in early AM
cuz i'm a warlock
in janitor's clothing
and you're the trouble
i been trying to pull towards me
just like a hassle magnet

New Phone Who Dis

What is this, a funeral?
I drove out to Ed's in the rain with my crew
and the backlash
of the back peddle
got me stabbed right in the back
it was all I could do to keep cool

you were my qualifying event
you pushed the pins into the wall sized map

psychic
rabbit
psychic
rabbit
was my code word for you in the files
now you know
there's a code word for you in the files

it's certainly been awhile
the parts of me you reviled
have all been removed
but I didn't do it for you

new phone who dis?

The Dangers Are Doubled

With an hour like a flower inside a periscope
i roll the dice on certainty
there's angels in the source code if you know where to look for them
but I ain't gonna hang around

the dangers are double, they told me
but I couldn't hear a single world
the dangers are double, they told me

a kaleidoscope of open fields taped to a phone book
you can't invest in vanity
there's angels in the driveway collecting their bottle caps
I slept too late to set em free

and the dangers were double, like they told you
and the dangers were double in the deep
and the dangers were doubled in the roof top open bar
I was up late with girls
I was up late with girls

and the legacy was better
and heritage was the best
from the truth surrounded me like the rings inside a tree
at least the early visions were kind
at least the early visions were kind

I'm under the lights
I'm over the sea
I'm into the death-defying, killing kindness, best version of me
and the dangers were double, like they told you
and the dangers were double in the deep

Realistic Birthday Music

I floated to the rafters
my partial list of disappearing bastards
falling from my person, just like confetti

I tried to throw your party
like a prehistoric king would treat a body
it's not what you think

And i'm coming at you with realistic birthday music
i'm coming at you with my hands above my head

now you're inside forever after
a glass beehive you look through on a ladder
a dialogue bubble hangs above your head

i've seen this in a movie
but never without a soundtrack of folk music
to coax and guide me toward your bed

And i'm coming at you with realistic birthday music
i'm coming at you with my hands above my head
And i'm coming at you with realistic birthday music
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
so break a leg
don't stare
be brave
grow old
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before
you've heard this song before