Bastards of the Beat

1. Assholes

Everybody grew up and turned into assholes
You dont have to show up, given me hassel
You just keep on walking
Never looking over at me
Is this what you call free
Is this what you call free
Wont you quit bothering me

2. What You Get

Say what you wanna say, but it don’t matter
Say what you wanna say, but we don’t care
You haven’t anything that we would bother
You haven’t anything that we would dare

Say what you wanna say
Do what you wanna do
Say what you wanna say
Do what you wanna do

That’s what you get for being afraid
That’s what you get for staying away
That’s what you get

Say what you wanna say, but it don’t matter
Say what you wanna say, but you don’t care
She hasn’t anything that you would bother
She hasn’t anything that you would dare

Say what you wanna say, but it don’t matter
Do what you wanna do, but we don’t care
Say what you wanna say, but it don’t matter
Do what you wanna do, but we don’t care

That’s what you get for being afraid
That’s what you get for staying away
Go one, regret, do it anyway
That’s what you get for being afraid
Being afraid
That’s what you get
That’s what you get
That’s what you get

3. Kiss Catastrophe

Why do you kiss goodbye every night?
Giving me every reason to lie?
Can I be in your way for awhile?
Can I get in the back seat and hide?

Take it down to the street anytime
Lock me out of the sheets for awhile
Give us a kiss with sharp little knives

You are the last thing on my mind
I’ll be the first you leave behind
and everyone knows why…

So give it up, give it back to me
Will you be mine while the winners sleep
So give it up, give it back to me
Open wide kiss catastrophe

Circling over you and in between
Your shiver and my blue restless teen
More lovely than a reason to leave

‘Cause you are the last thing on my mind
I’ll be the first to leave behind
And everyone knows why…

So give it up, give it back to me
Will you be mine while the winners sleep
So give it up, give it back to me
Open wide kiss catastrophe
Give it up, give it back to me
Give it up, give it back to me

4. I’ll Be Around

You go on leaving all of yourself
You go on keeping everything else
So come in dreaming, no one can tell
‘Cause you always wear it well
You go on ringing every bell
You know my demons are too bold for hell
I kept you letters for nobody else
I’m keepin you all to myself

So come on bleeding
‘Cause my lines completing
You ride in knockin’ the widower
Right to the ground

I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around

You come on burning me into yourself
You go on leaving your ghost on my shelf
The lights are dark at the Nile of your well
Come on lonely, cast me a spell

You come on seething
‘Cause my lies we’re cheating
You ride in knocked the widower
Right to the ground

I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around, yeah
I’ll be around, yeah
I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around
I’ll be around

5. Newborn History

Is there something you’ve been waiting for
For a long time?
A stupid game where you’ve been keeping
score in your mind?
You write the books in your head
I’ll keep the last days instead

Can you calculate an even cure
And a crime

So you come around and we all slow down
So you come around and I tried to wear you out
With my newborn history
A faithless eulogy
And if I can’t keep you down
No one will

I have seen the bones beneath the stare
of your eyes
Have you traded in the yellow hair
for cheap smiles

Call you another doctor
This one seems to think you’re just fine
I have tasted all your sympathy
And I don’t care

So you come around and we all slow down
So you come around and I tried to wear you out
With my newborn history
A faithless eulogy
And if I can’t keep you down
no one will

So you come around and we all slow down
So you come around and I tried to wear you out
So you come around and we all slow down
So you come around and I tried to wear you out
Wear you out, I tried to wear you out
Wear you out, I tried to wear you out

6. I Will Keep The Bad Things From You

I will keep the bad things from you
I will keep a straight face honey
You can keep your last name if you want to
and I will give you all my money
I could take a plane right to you
If I could just stop running
what if all this was true?

I will keep the bank from calling
I will keep those bastards from you
I will keep your smile from falling
this time the casualties were few
‘Cause we kept the bastards brawling
We kept our hearts from view
This time we’re problem solving

Catch it while you can
It’s the feel good hit of the summer
Catch it while you can
‘Cause there won’t be another

You keep the band names coming
I’ll make the jokes real funny
We’ll keep the skeptics humming
And someone else will take the money
We’ll keep the hamsters running
I’ll be the sour in your tummy
Who’ll wipe the nose that’s running

Catch it while you can
It’s the feel good hit of the summer
Catch it while you can
‘Cause there won’t be another

I will sleep above the covers
I will love you like no other
I will be your dad and mother
I will give you older brothers
I will feed you fries with steak sauce
I will keep the price below the cost
I will lead the way from “All Is Lost”

Catch it while you can
It’s the feel good hit of the summer
Catch it while you can
‘Cause there won’t be another, won’t be another

I’ll keep the bad things from you
I’ll keep the bad things from you
I’ll keep the bad things from you

7. Sleepsinging

It’s up to you now
This place is filling up with smoke
You won’t let me breathe in or out
So I resolve to cut my own throat

And I will never change
Not for anyone
Sometimes I wish
I could leave myself alone
I could leave myself alone

Each day you bring me closer
to going nowhere
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Someday you’re gonna wish
You’d taken better care of me
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah

I have been such a fool for you
I put my faith in things you could never do
Now I’m chasing myself to catch up with you
And you mixed every drink of lies with the truth

Each day you bring me closer
to going nowhere
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Someday you’re gonna wish
You’d taken better care of me
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah

I will never change, no
Will you ever change? …No

Each day you bring me closer
to going nowhere
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Someday you’re gonna wish
You’d taken better care of me
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Someday you’re gonna wish
You’d taken better care of me
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah
Like sleep walking I’m sleepsinging, yeah

8. The Sound

On the blank lines ring the words right
sing the same things for the new fight
did you forget
I give it my best but not only take the worst
when the song rings through your new skin
will you listen
I will go back to the sound
with good luck, with good luck
if you keep the backbeat down
with good luck, with good luck
on the same lines it’s about time
curse the sad site of your white trite
and it’s always the same
I give it away but it just comes right back
when the song rings through your new skin
will you listen
I will go back to the sound
with good luck, with good luck
if you keep the backbeat down
with good luck, with good luck
I will go back to the sound
with good luck, with good luck
if you keep the backbeat down
with good luck, with good luck

I will go back to the sound
I will go back to the sound
I will go back to the sound
with good luck, with good luck

9. The Lost Complaint

When you gonna stay the same
Not till I’ve gone away
When you gonna take the blame
Oh when your love has strayed

When you gonna taste the same
Go and perform again
When you gonna call the game
This is the lost complaint

Chorus:
I just want the focus on you
My photograph won’t disappoint you
I just want the focus on you
Marie Claire’s /Mademoiselle’s /Seventeen’s
got nothing on you
I just want the focus on you

When you gonna change your name
To one that we can say
When you gonna keep the take
That’s when the crime has paid

Chorus

10. Electric Harmony

The clock would ring just like a bell
the green in her eyes dropped out and fell
everywhere
but I don’t care
I can see
that she’s made of something else entirely
has she completely gone crazy
she kissed me back and ran
she’s my electric harmony
and I’m her little paper tree
she looks me up and down again
she’s looking out and I’m looking in
she’s my electric harmony
I’ve counted all the things I can see
the spots and bumps and valleys that
are keeping you in
then you begin
to become a million things
I tried to gather all of them but I couldn’t sing
has she completely gone crazy
she kissed me back and ran
she’s my electric harmony
and I’m her little paper tree
she looks me up and down again
she’s looking out and I’m looking in
she’s my electric harmony
did I catch your name?
was it something weird or something strange?
did I catch your name? did I catch your name?
was it something strange?
she’s my electric harmony
and I’m her little paper tree
she looks me up and down again
she’s looking out and I’m looking in
she’s my electric harmony

11. New Delhi

What’s the deal with you and Lucinda
she said that you broke her hymen
while playing kick ball
I just think that you really weren’t trying
I’ve seen you slay bigger dragons
in the Moorestown mall
give me a call
we’re having a ball
run and slide on your belly
folks are in New Delhi
we’re making prank calls
is that all you really remember
there was something behind your eyes
when you punched Sam Roy
please excuse our son he doesn’t feel right
he just doesn’t seem to enjoy all the things
that a little boy should
give me a call
we’re having a ball
go and turn on the TV
naked women on 63
I wish I was tall
Gloria just confused with Walter
she would never hold hands with a boy like you
’cause you’re made of slime
don’t tell me that my boy has big problems
don’t you worry about my son
he’ll be just fine
give me a call
we’re having a ball
run and slide on your belly
folks are in New Delhi
we’re making prank calls
give me a call
we’re having a ball
go and turn on the TV
naked women on 63
I wish I was tall
don’t you wish you were tall
we’re having a ball x 7

12. Star/Fool

Take a bite right out of me
and burn the rest in effigy
hang me from the family tree
and what you try to steal
will one day set me free
is this what you’ve come to see
all this blood I’ve got to bleed
southern fruit cut from the tree
and burning through the heart
with no apology
I’m coming back for you
yeah yeah
I sing the Devil’s blues
yeah yeah
I’m burning like a star
searching for a fool
so give me what you lose
yeah yeah
I will keep this little seed
it won’t be beat by no police
I will swallow it for me
so cut me from the poplar tree
I have been received
I’m coming back for you
yeah yeah
I sing the Devil’s blues
yeah yeah
I’m burning like a star
searching for a fool
so give me what you lose
yeah yeah
I’m coming back for you
yeah yeah
I’m coming back for you
yeah yeah
I’m coming back for you
yeah
I’m coming back for you
yeah yeah yeah

coming back for you
yeah yeah

13. Texas

I’m ten thousand miles from you
my sky is black when yours is blue
you just steal my broken faith
and put it back together
you’re cheating on the weather with me
I sing a song i wrote for you
a hundred melodies so blue
will you be my stolen rain
that washed it all together
I love you like a fever gone cold

chorus

I’m singin in my sleep
driving across texas with you
and you look so good
I’m singin in my sleep
driving across texas with you
and you look so good

I could stay another day with you
stall winters pain till june
will it stay the same
will winter be in summer
I’m already gettin older with you

chorus