The Blind Shake

Breakfast of Failures

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LYRICS:

 

OLD LAKE

I tried to fade back a church upon the floor, I tried to fade back

Don’t touch a fleabag that burns outside your door, don’t touch a fleabag

Handcuffs are peeling I’m walking through your door, handcuffs are peeling

I’m just a life raft that has too many holes, I’m just a life raft

Old lake, old lake

Go set the table and eat up all the coal, go set the table

Red water comforts the yellow bellied crows, red water comforts

Old lake, old lake

Don’t let the robin out

Old lake

 

PARACHUTE

Can’t track a hound if you were born a fox

Can’t cross a stream as a new water drop

Draw a line in sand, birds fly by night

Dress like a nun, and the spaceships will arrive

Don’t look at me, I’m sorry that you’re gone

Don’t look at me, I’ve been here all along

Do what your body says: feed, mate, survive

Grab a parachute and dive

Hand me rubber gloves, numbers start to spread

You see trees of green, I see trees of red

Don’t look at me, I’m sorry that you’re gone

Don’t look at me, I’ve been here all along

Do what your body says: feed, mate, survive

Grab a parachute and dive

 

DOTS IN THE FOG

It’s the fog I can live without

I’ll take the pouring rain

It’s the smog I can do with out

In and out of frame

It’s the way I’ve been getting out

Tell me where to go

It’s the way I can live in doubt

It took a man to know

How I feel today, tell you all I know

Take the lonely way, dots in the fog

Take a blanket in the lawn

It’s a narrow hall

Shine a sunlamp in my mind

Sing a mating call

How I feel today, tell you all I know

Take the lonely way, dots in the fog

Dots in the fog

 

BREAKFAST OF FAILURES

I’ll take one of those, you’ll take one of those, he’ll take one of those, we’ll take one of those today, it won’t go away

I’ll take some of the blame, you’ll take some of the blame, he’ll take some of the blame, we’ll take some of the blame today, it won’t go away

I’ll make time to fail, you’ll make time to fail, he’ll make time to fail, we’ll make time to fail to day, it won’t go away

 

GO LIE

Can I have your way and sit down by the door

Can we be the same from where I was before

Can I have your words and use them like I should

Can I take you down and show you motherhood

Did you leave me roads

I’m sensing I’m alone

Did you offer things to darken all my bones

Can I hack away

Can I have your dough

Can I have your place

And sit down by your door

Go lie, go lie with your words

 

POLLEN

Love it, got to leave it

To feel it all

Pollen, got to breathe it

To see at all

Nothing, you got to know it

To believe it all

Losing going to win it all

 

YOUNG CARNIVAL WASTE

Fill my pockets with lead

Going to get my family fed

Keep that frame on the wall

We’re not moving after all

Zamboni days collide

Shake that bottle outside

A drowning man will confess

Unless he really was the best

Young carnival waste

 

IN A TRANCE

Walking in a trance, in a stance, can I please go home

Realize, clear the flies, a light will come unknown

Down the stairs, through the air, another chance alone

You and me, a colony, built from bread and stone

What a waste, to sleep late

Try to get along

Get around feeling down

Where did I go wrong

A needle dance, a fetal trance

Can I please go home

 

MILDEW

Prop up the child, got knocked on his face

All of the while starring up into space

I’m on the trail, I’m not going to fail

I’m on the verge of hanging rocks in a pail

Say all you want, I’m not going to cave

Buy all you want, you are not going to save

Try me now, I’m running wild

We are the germs who clear the luck from the pile

Get on the air

Try me now, I’m running wild

 

NOBODY ELSE

Don’t let up you saw me today

Don’t get up and finish last

I’m alright with drowning today

Mindless vines grown in the grass

Don’t let on you found me today

Save your tongue and swallow glass

I’m already down so make it fast

Bound up wires are pulsing decay

Brand new thoughts become the past

I’m alright with lonesome decay

Drag the feathers from the hat

I’m already down so make it fast