Memphis:

you never combed your face
your kisses stung my cheeks
you were always heavily sooted
no one else could
raise the devil
and tie a noose
as well as you

I’m the body of Christ
and someone else’s signature

you emptied your lazy pipe
filled with deceits
out into his hair
and paid your parking tickets
with our blood

the walls roared with
her exhausted breath
you told me to burn christmas
pretending it was her
and pick up her bloodsoaked
teeth from the kitchen floor

now you only see me when I’m gone
water tastes a lot better than blood

I’m the body of Christ


Kitty Can’t Breathe:

you swim out to the middle of the sea
as far away from dry land as you can
they’re digging tunnels down underneath
making lots of evil plans

I know, I know it’s gonna change

you don’t wanna fill your lungs
with all the blood coming from the whales
you don’t wanna bite your tongue
oh you’re freezing, you look a little pale

you wish you came from a better land
you wish you had some other friends
you wish you had a better man
but I’ll follow you out to the end

I know…

smile while your tears they drop
don’t give ‘em no attention
you come only in spares
but I’ll make you holy, whole again

I went home and I got my stilts
cause I were coming overseas
we’ll go on and lay in the sand
oh my, oh my

you’re getting tired, you’re sinking down
the dark’s getting bigger and bigger
you see people piling up with no sound
oh these dead can’t pull the trigger

I know…

we all, we all, we die alone

they don’t deserve you


Bed Bugs:

don’t know why you should be
don’t know why you should be
so cruel to me
so cruel to me

tell no stories, tell no lies
tell no stories, tell no lies
but I’d do anything
just to be with you

you can never decide
what cuddles and what back fires
it’s a state of mind
you’re going all the way

I know I was the one
who let in a whole lotta bed bugs
into your nights
into your nights

but why’d you have to be
why’d you have to be
so cruel to me
so cruel to me

you can never decide…

you can’t believe it
but you really need it
just say you’re different
from all the others
yeah, tell me you’re different
from all the others

you can never decide
what cuddles and what back fires
it’s a state of mind
you’re going all the way

you can’t believe it
but you really need it
just say you’re different
from all the others
yeah, tell me you’re different
from all the others

Pride:

I know you’re not German
and 90 years old
you’ve never been
bought or sold

but you’ve hurt me bad
your worn out groom
and I’ve been playing
all the fools

I hear you cry
and swallow
swallow my pride
I want to die
and swallow
swallow my pride

I’m so tired of listening to all
the things you don’t say
you really should wanna be yourself
instead of just running away

I hear you cry…

this ain’t the time for making sense
we’re all too sad, and we’re all too tense
I say things I don’t mean, I was wrong
so you hang up, and I put my headphones on

I don’t ever wanna see
anyone else naked but you
you’re my dream girl, but when will you
make my dreams come true?

no matter how much
you try to push me away
it won’t work
I’m here to stay

I hear you cry…

I heard you cry
so I follow
follow my pride
I hold your head up high
sometimes


One Of Us:

you don’t know how to lose your face
you seem to be all out of words again
don’t worry I won’t spill drugs on you anymore
or piss on your wrists when you sleep

you are, you are, you will always be one of us

you drink the wine
but you never eat the bread
it’s hard not knowing you
when you oughtta be so close

you are…

suck your dreams
about us from the carpet stains
rest your head
silence speaks for both of us

I’m the bug in everything you wanna forget
I’m the bug in everything you wanna forget

you are…