Water

I wait for the end of time ­ Why can't it be happening here? Dear mouth of all the open sky: Please eat my High School I reign, the all county chump Landfill for the loser's luck I wait til the shouts die down I am not listening You trouble the waters The waters trouble backward The river hungry, waiting for you If I could meet someone like you And you would give a second look Sew some muscle to the bones I could see this working We trouble the water The river ever onward The crush of the rapids They sharpen different facets I’m all the sharper, stronger for you

Holiday

All's a stage We play it for ourselves And at the exit and the start It's only you and no one else What I mind To disturb the toll of fate Is that the tolling keeping time Is my own pulse that's keeping pace Uh, uh ­ and it only keeps for you. Uh, uh ­ and it only keeps for you. And I say Uh, uh ­ it only beats for you. And I say Uh, uh ­ and it only keeps for you. All I mind, Learned an infant and a child. We mean to show we know it all But what we ever find? All it's worth ­ We curse and sigh and burn (With curses I am burned?) We beat the earth to know the truth Then beat inside the earth Uh, uh ­ and yet it beats for you. Uh, uh ­ it beats and keeps for you. And I say Uh, uh ­ young beasts will know it's true: From the dream and to the sleep ­ it's all that keeps for me and you

the Scientist

Well I can't stand all the aimless patience Rolling round their eyes like the stars ain't fading Everybody celebrates their segregation But all that I want is the information Yeah! All right! We'll be dead in time! Let's celebrate the casualties Let's be singing when we're winnin Spittin teeth and grinnin Sucking out the pulse of the heart of the cynic Rippin thru the lining Guessing at the findings Seeing whatsit makes us shine All right Well your 'zine got boring cuz the scene's the limit Tho she may well be read, there's no nature in it How you use your bite like your teeth ain't wasted? All that I ask is the information Yeah! It's true! We'll be dead so soon! Let's celebrate the casualties Let's be singing when we're winnin Spittin teeth and grinnin Licking cynic blood off our lips and our fillings Pulling down the curtains Finding what's for certain Takin notes on what we find All right Young gets old it time Let's be singing when we're winnin Spittin teeth and grinnin Sucking out the pulse of the heart of the cynic Rippin thru the lining Guessing at the findings Seeing whatsit makes us shine If it's gonna come to living Let it be the limit Coming down the mountain, burning through the village Pulling down the curtains Finding what's for certain Takin notes on what we find All right

Send Me

She asks to hear the song that moves her stars to forget shadow; Lights sing from listening, she hears. She says: "Oh, play it again, please ­ I like, I like where you send me. When daylight is ending I like, I like where you send me. I like, I like where you send me." I'd play an elegy, but here the stars are gathered with me I play the songs she'd want to hear. When daylight is ending I like, I like where you send me Oh, sing her again, please I like, I like where you send me. I like, I like where you send me

Deborah!

Deborah! Let's have an adventure! Let me tell you that­a I'm so glad we came here I don't wanna go home! Deborah! Can we go to the Mountain?? Let's see the future where I'll Still be glad we came here And not wanna go home! Sugar in the sunshine! Rockets in the night sky! Never ever gonna go home again! Deborah! (Deborah!) I don't know what they're saying It's not a small world ­ there's so Much I wanna see here I don't wanna go home! Sugar in the sunshine! Rockets in the night sky! Never ever gonna go home again! Deborah! Let's have an adventure! Let me tell you that­a I'm so glad we came here I don't wanna go home! Deborah! (Deborah!) Let's return to the Mountain (Mountain!) Let's hide and stay the night cuz I'm so glad we came here I don't wanna go I'm so glad we came here I don't wanna go I'm so glad we came here I don't wanna go home

Don't Mind

I will wait here for your footsteps I could wait here for a time But if you don't mind Then I won't mind, anyway I won't be here but a moment But each moment is a year When you're near by There is no time, anyway When you come by Yeah it's all right, anyway

After the Storm

Before the storm I was unarmed A runt, I'm sure ­ I saw your eyes I dreamt a dream of me and and we Together of the aching kind I wanted everything I had I wanted everything I had And so the light came down in bolts And beams and washed the sky apart I meant to shield you from the end Tho seems that brought us to the start I wanted everything I had I wanted everything I had Bah! Bah bah bah! I wanted everything I had You wanted everything I am I wanted everything I had You wanted everything I am

STUUU

Stu! Stu! Put the man in goal! Put the team on his chest! Put the fear in their hearts and their hearts in arrest! See the fire that is in his eyes See the blood that's in there too Cuz it's Stu! Yeah it's Stu! And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu! Stu! Stu! Legend tells of a man that's made of steel You can make him bleed, but can you make him feel? Be the heat that will temper the god of the goal And he will make you queen Cuz it's Stu! Yeah it's Stu! And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu! (Oo Girl you know it’s Stu!) Stu! Cuz it's Stu! Yeah it's Stu! And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu!

These Days

Well everybody's telling me what I gotta be these days Not sayin' that they hold me down Just thinking that I hear that sound And every day's a habit but I wonder if it's gotta be See, I only wanna come off clean Do you understand a word I mean? Is no one's gonna show me what they're cooking up for me today? Is there even such a kind of thing? Or maybe I just think it seems? And this road that I been following seems less and less a thing to me Think I'm a gonna go off screen And would you like to come along with me? It's alright! I'm just fine! No one's gonna tell me just what I ought to be today

We Run With Gangs

We got a fist full of dynamite, a mouth fulla fangs We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! We got napalm blood so get out of our way We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! You're in with the Teens Or you're into the dirt Everybody get down And nobody get hurt Don't tell our Moms They'd never look at us the same... We run with gangs! Rolling into class ­ on our skateboards And all the teachers screaming ­ oh my Lord Our feet up the desk ­ becuz we're bored We don't do rules cuz we're too dang hard Throwing parties ­ in the teacher's lounge Drinking soda ­ and making out Cherry bombing ­ the bathroom stalls Ditching class to hang out at the mall We ride rad dirt bikes with decal'd flames We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! We just ran out of business cards, so remember the name We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! It's TGSM Or it's DOA Don't mess with us Or we'll mess up your face We break all the rules Except we always look both ways We run with gangs! We've no respect ­ for authority We're eating cookies ­ any time we please Doesn't matter ­ if we brushed our teeth We're too hard for cavities! We're solving mysteries ­ the grown ups won't touch Secret societies ­ and crooked cops We cracked the case ­ of the Lost Town Funds But the mayor won't admit it cuz we're too hot to touch We got a mouth fulla of dynamite, a fist fulla fangs We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! We cooked a barbed wired brunch with quiche lorraine We Run With Gangs! We Run With Gangs! It's TGSM Or it's DOA Don't mess with us Or we'll mess up your face We break the rules And we break for parades Yeah you're in with the Teens Or you're into the dirt Everybody get down And no body get hurt But don't tell our Moms They'd never look at us the same... We run with gangs!