The Blind Shake

Celebrate Your Worth

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LYRICS:

I SHOT ALL THE BIRDS

I shot all the birds

Watch the bullets go way out

I just want to have girls

They just wanna wanna have fun

A badge toes the line

But the line keeps moving

A penny for your thoughts

Nothing for your sweet time

The early worm gets the bird

Ca ca ca ca ca clouds

Always up there glowing

Fa fa fa fa fa frowns

Always down here growing

The early worm gets the bird

I shot all the birds

Watch the bullets go way out

I just want to have girls

They just wanna wanna have fun

The early worm gets the bird

 

APOSTLE ISLAND

There’s a smile
Here’s the joke
All the way
Down below

And they take it so hard
And they hope too long
Everybody’s gotta pay
In the house of wrong

In the arms
Of the few
There’s a sign
No one knew

And it looks too late
With the dust so hot
And they speak all day
And the day is so long

And we know
Why they came
But we won’t feel the loss
And we know
Why they came
But we won’t
Feel the loss—or the blame

And they eat so sad
Getting more and more fed
And we won’t go back
Cause what they speak is so low

And we know
Why they came
But we won’t feel the loss
And we know
Why they came
But we won’t
Feel the loss—or the blame

 

REASONABLE WORLD

My tasteless risks cure the poison truth can give

Flavonoids fill the void 

Giant girls, lazy boys

Just figure it out, I need a break, there’s not much more I can take today 

 

My cold revenge used to fix helpless men

Apple falls from the tree

Rotten skin sweet to me

Just figure it out, I need a break, there’s not much more I can take today

 

 

I want to be paranoid

Then the freaks bring me joy

Beds will groan all alone

While the pillow weeps and moans

Just figure it out, I need a break, there’s not much more I can take today

Just figure it out, I need a break, there’s not much more I can take today

 

SOCIETY OF PLANTS

Don’t pump the brakes

Don’t take the curve

Don’t think that trees slow down

What’s following

It gathers speed

It grows in sandstone walls

Society

They block the sun

They steal the rain

We’re on a burial mound

The ivy strikes

The time is right

The fire will burn them out

Society

They’re in your body

Up in your face

Out on your windowsill 

The cracked up roads

Are overgrown

No guilt to slow them down

Society

 

ALICANTE

Walking with your hands
Drag me with your bones
Argue with the unseen
Playing in your clothes
Pull the actor down
Forgive the men
Who fill the corners with a smile
Mark where you have been

And I want to land
Don’t need the sky
Across the field of sleep
Reverse goodbye

I want what’s left

Trade me for a machine
Sagging in your role
Hold these ashes if you can
Breaking in the cold

I want what’s left

 

CORPSE ON A ROOF

When the cult of better days

Never sees the old complaints

Might not be so innocent

I might be what is left

Standing in my sacred space

Drain out, dissipate

Sell the clothes that made you thin

Train a baby to begin

 

Walked along the river trail

There appeared a broken mail

No more use to me and you

Taking in the open view

Motioned to my open eyes

Lay right down, be surprised

Pushing all the grain we made

When the summer never came

Knees that take you nowhere fast

Stare into the crippled past

I’m out of days

 

BROKEN RACE HORSE
Broken racehorse trying to get up

Here comes a squealing cloud 

Broken racehorse seeing the world

With one eye on the ground

 

Three good legs won’t ever give up

Digging further down

One mistake costs everything

Where’d your friends go now?

 

Broken racehorse trying to get up

Fall like a holy clown

Broken race horse’s memories

As he’s melting down

Try to get up 

 

DEMOX

Luck won’t hold your hand, for a walk across the land, realize I tried

Lines go up and down, and bend into a crown, realize I’m right

I walk a different path, and everybody laughs, realize I cry

Forgetting always hurts, remembering is worse, realize I tried

A crow sings a song and no one sings along, realize, it’s time

We used to be so fun, now the fall has begun, realize it’s fine

 

CELEBRATE YOUR WORTH

Write your name in the fog in the mirror

The residue is dirt

Every time the moisture returns 

You can celebrate your worth

 

Hold your beliefs in a mountain stream

Watch them shrink in size

You are you only to you and the easily mystified 

 

Talking dust matters most

Because it tells me so

The animate free are judgment free

So celebrate your worth