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Track Name: Vegetarian Blues
Vegetarian Blues

Well I won't eat anything with a face
It won't pass my lips if there's even a trace
I ate my last burger about two years ago
I don't even miss it, it just goes to show
That I've only begun to pay my dues
So I can sing the Vegetarian Blues

I feel better than I did before
I stopped being a carnivore
I feel really good and I'm resting well
I've reached the pinnacle of intestinal health
You can too, if you choose
You can sing the Vegetarian Blues

Well I'm the same as you, I still use a fork
So pass the beans but just hold the pork
We all bleed and we all bruise
And that's why it's called the Vegetarian Blues

Everywhere I go there's people serving me meat
So it's just the side dishes that I eat
I can't trust soup in restaurants
Cause even the vegetable's got beef broth
Well I read the ingredients to get my clues
That's why I sing the Vegetarian Blues

I can't eat jello cause I've seen the proof
That gelatin's made out of animal hoofs
All of life's questions come down to this:
Do I or don't I want to eat fish?
Well I'm a hypocrite with my leather shoes
That's why I sing the Vegetarian Blues
Track Name: Over and Over Again
Over and Over Again

Don't know if we're taking the high road
But I know that we've traveled a hard road
They say we must carry this burden
Until we get back to the garden

The world reboots crazy each morning
The bad guys are always re-spawning
If you get a clear shot you should take it
But if it's a trap you must break it

Over and over again
Laughing at all of our plans
Can't tell your foe from your friend
Over and over again

Sometimes I come off with attitude
But really I'm just an awkward dude
The world order is re-arranging
Or is it just me that is changing?


Over and over again
Laughing at all of our plans
Can't tell your foe from your friend
Over and over again
Track Name: I'm Still Just a Little Boy
I’m Still Just a Little Boy

Keepsake a clover
Childhood is over
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Say I’m too old for
The Island of Sodor
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Cheapskate you sold her
The world’s getting colder
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Dream crusher
Worse than the reaper
I can see your shadow in the eyes of the people

I heard the last wave
Tell me to behave
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

They said struggle till you crave
The comfort of your grave
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Speed trap behind me
Flashing my high beams
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Dream crusher it seems
You can’t crush my dreams
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy
Track Name: Reach for the Light
Reach for the Light

Reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying

There's no easy A in the course of life
It's an essay question that we've got to write
Never know just where or when
It's pencils down now turn it in

So reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying

Imagine different futures from which you could chose
I know it seems forever you've been paying dues
But live the truth of who you are
The stars align and you'll go far

And reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying
Track Name: I Made a Circle (and I don't know why)
I Made a Circle (and I don't know why)

I made a circle and I don't know why
A circle of stone, you can see it from the sky
You can ask my how, but don't ask why
I made a circle and I don't know why

Sit on the throne in the middle for a while
A throne made of stone, you're the queen of the wild
Hold court with your friends just like a child
Sit on the throne in the middle for a while

You can come from the North, the South, West or the East
There's four ways in that I know of at least
I've got my ideas, but I don't know what it means
You can come from the North, the South, West or the East
Track Name: The Chaser
The Chaser

You haven't walked in my shoes
You don't know where I came from
heard the poison noise of the blues
In the well and I drank some
Sticks in my throat to this day
Like a word I can't say

And the beer in front of me today
Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
The beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away

She was what she said she would be She was true till the end
All that time I never could see
She's my only true friend
She'll never walk through that door I don't know why I pretend.

And the beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
The beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
nothing away
Track Name: You're So Beautiful Making Your Escape
You're So Beautiful Making Your Escape

If you swallow the key and you walk down the hall
They may have suspicions but they'll never know
Their smart phones and beeping they're texting the news
The odds have all changed now that you're walking through
Your strength is detachment their world is a dream
That you can see through like a warbling stream

You'e so beautiful making your escape
When you break these chains and fly I pray that you won't break
This heart

We sat at the table while everyone laughed
But all I could feel was that cold blowing draft
Coming in through the windows and under the doors
But you weren't disturbed you were calming the storms
Of your mother and brothers and crazy aunt Jane
The house was surrounded but you weren't afraid
You knew that the key was still safely hid
It was hard to swallow but I'm glad that I did

You're so beautiful making your escape
When you break these chains and fly I pray that you won't break
This heart
Track Name: Stone Wall
Stone Wall

You’re not getting any younger
So you’ve been told
You’re born with every sunrise
Then you’re bought and sold
You’re not getting any traction
In eternity
You’ve got to take some action
Before you’re history
You’re floating like a spirit
On and on
There’s someone floating with you
A guardian
You say you cannot be agnostic
After what you’ve seen
I got lost in Wikipedia
Searching for your dream

A stone wall on the forest floor
Dividing a field that is no more
Each day it tumbles down a little bit more
Been walking these bones so long
Home is like a far-off beautiful song
The music starts when you open the door

You say you hit the bottle
When your visions fled
You call it a soft landing
It’s like you’re already dead
You’re not getting any younger
Waves keep lapping the shore
You’re born with every sunrise
Now the day is yours

A stone wall on the forest floor
Dividing a field that is no more
Each day it tumbles down a little bit more
Been walking these bones so long
Home is like a far-off beautiful song
The music starts when you open the door
Track Name: No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7
No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7

Keep your door open I’m liking the sound
Would you make me a cassette of what you’re spinning around?
Some kind of essence is coalescing
I’m ready for whatever this lesson will bring
She said music is like swimming in heaven

No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7
No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7

The high from the low, the art from the pop
Cannot tell the difference because there really is not
So for a time you’re in love with them all
Gathering your power before everything falls
She said don’t worry I’ll be home by 11

No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7
No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7

I can see your transformation is here
Goodbye to the Barbies and hello to new fears
Soon you will go to make your own heaven

No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7
No Doubt Blonde Redhead Zero 7 Zero 7
Track Name: Ship on the Horizon
Ship on the Horizon


Inka binka ball of
Ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Working or playing
You know what I’m saying
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Cause here on the island
It’s cold and it’s violent
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

The children they play it
In their rhyme games they say it
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Mother nature’s got the ocean
Put on your boots you’ve got the notion
To splash in the rain
My little daughter
Emptying whole puddles of water

Tsunami is brewing
It could be our ruin
Don’t let it sink that ship on the horizon
Look up in the sky now
Children learn to fly now
You can up and fly right off this island
Inka binka ball of ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Mother nature’s got the ocean
Put on your boots you’ve got the notion
To splash in the rain
My little daughter
Emptying whole puddles of water

Inka binka ball of ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon
Track Name: The Bane of My Existence Is My Heart
The Bane of My Existence Is My Heart

I should have left when she took off her wedding ring
I had no right to be there from the start
But her ring was just the first thing she removed
And the bane of my existence is my heart

She's the latest star in my grand drama
My friends don't know quite why I gave her the part
Now I wonder what the hell I was thinking
And the bane of my existence is my heart

There's fewer of us here each passing year
And the ones that are still here have grown apart
And every single breath is a gift from God
And the bane of my existence is my heart

Some get old and tired of the world
Others learn to make a brand new start
Some are young forever in the grave
And the bane of my existence is my heart
Track Name: If I Don't Get the Blues
If I Don't Get the Blues

The October trees are turning every color but blue
But I'll take it from the sky if that's what I have to do
I don't know why I'm so happy with all this bad news
And I'll go crazy if I don't get the blues

All my visions of gold have turned to worthless junk
A normal reaction would be to fall into a funk
But there's no tears falling down onto my shoes
And I'll go crazy if I don't get the blues

Bad news is falling down just like acid rain
I'm getting drenched but I don't feel any pain
I'm sinking but I'm smiling like I just can't lose
And I'll go crazy if I don't get the blues
Track Name: Suburbs of Paradise
Suburbs of Paradise

Well the road not taken always beckons that's for sure
And the road you're on just brings you where you've been before
I don't know what's up or down - it doesn't matter in the end
I just want to go downtown - where the lights are bright but I can't get in
Living in the suburbs of paradise

I tried the road of excess and the straight and narrow path
And the road in between in the aftermath
But the roads are all the same - they all just beat around the bush
And the voice that will call your name - might just be a whispered hush
Living in the suburbs of paradise

Down the street they sing in holy harmony
The air just breathes with the energy
But the cars keep rolling by - blasting obscene radio
Oblivious drivers drive - and a mind thinks them as they go
Living in the suburbs of paradise
Track Name: Smallbany
Smallbany

Welcome to Smallbany where everything is quite tiny
Our buildings don't scrape the sky but that's OK by me
I hope you enjoy your stay but be careful where you step
You don't want to accidentally crush a resident

You'll find we're friendly people just kneel down and take a peek
Our tiny welcome party approaches as we speak
Giant stranger - what brings you to Smallbany today?
Are you tired of that giant city - we forget the name

Don't be fooled by Smallbany. We may be small but as you see, we are happy, we are free to be who we want to be

You see our roads and bridges are just the size for our
diminutive population and teensie-weensie cars
Please be careful not step on the boat house in the park
Don't trip over the Egg downtown when you're walking in the dark

Once you have settled in there's something strange you'll realize
You'll feel like you are shrinking down to our size
Don't be alarmed - you're not shrinking - it's Smallbany that grows
On you until the scale of your life is perfect I suppose

Don't be fooled by Smallbany.
We may be small but as you see, we are happy, we are free to be who we want to be
Track Name: Drinking Wine Straight from the Bottle
Drinking Wine Straight From the Bottle

What does it mean when you've gone and lost touch
With the people who shaped you in your formative years
You finally get together got nothing to say
Plenty of laughter but you need some tears
Well you were the one who had to get on that train
I saw you wave goodbye in the pouring rain
But that's all in the past now you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle

Why does it seem like the weight of the world
Is pushing against you just like a knife?
You finally thought you could lay back a while
but now you find you're in the fight of your life
Well you took your best shot at fortune and fame
I saw you hit rock bottom when you lost the game
But take a look around now you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle

Why does it seem like you used to care more
About whittling away at the things you don't know?
You kind of gave up on the universe
Found yourself a corner just hoe your row
Well you can tell maple from pine by the grain
I saw you save a spider before he went down the drain
But being good and smart means you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
Track Name: Zeppelin with a Crank
On and on we fly like a basket in the sky
It's never tomorrow
never tomorrow

A zeppelin with a crank well winded never sank
into the ocean
into the ocean

Kitty by the fan I don't think she understands
where we are going
where we are going

The predator's gaze is the end of the line
You've got to got to get away
A turn of the crank and the hint of a breeze
It's all you really need to be on your way

Blue flame on the stove it's glowing like a soul
flickering shadows
flickering shadows

And If she tumbles down we'll catch her like the sound
of her purring
of her purring

The predator's gaze is the end of the line
You've got to got to get away
A turn of the crank and the hint of a breeze
It's all you really need to be on your way
Track Name: Outsider Song
Outsider Song

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong

Ice cubes in my glass are cracking
I can't keep the memories at bay
Yeah our lives are different
We found different ways to fritter them away

And it's a sure thing:
You always live on your own terms
Singing your own tune
It's a sure thing:
You were always there for everyone
Were we there for you?

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong
Once we built a rocket
Yeah we dared to dream to leave this world behind
Ignition we had liftoff in imaginary spaces we still fly

And it's a sure thing:
You always live on your own terms
Singing your own tune
It's a sure thing:
You were always there for everyone
Were we there for you?

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong
Track Name: Red Hearts
Red Hearts

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
A leprechaun gave me a box so come on over
He tells me that my life is going to change
That everything will be rearranged
That’s just what I prayed for
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
I’m just about to dig in so come on over
A man can’t live on just vitamins and iron
And I’m going to need some heat to start a fire
You’re just what I prayed for
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
It’s a cartoon world out there so come on over
Let’s start our day off right
By declaring the end of the night
Well isn’t that what we prayed for?
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
I’ve got an extra bowl for you so come on over
I hope I’m not assuming too much
But I figured you’d be staying for lunch
Sometimes you get more than you pray for
So why don’t you stay for a while?