The Blind Shake

Fly Right

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LYRICS:

TAR PAPER

Don’t try to call the police

Gone, the new ghost town

Don’t try to plug up the leak

Tar paper grows in the wild 

 

Run when there’s nowhere to go

Stay, there’s nobody home

Carousel is spinning at you

Tar paper grows in the wild

 

I’m all out of blood

Spite, it keeps me going

I’m all out of lungs

I blow bubbles till I catch up

 

Rumble in your new found sleep

You, can never own land

Sign your name in concrete

Tar paper grows in the wild 

 

I’m all out of blood

Spite, it keeps me going

I’m all out of lungs

I blow bubbles till I catch up

 

Tar paper grows in the wild

 

A CLOCK, A WINDOW, A PYRAMID: instrumental

 

HOLY ROAD

My mind is a holy road

No one sees in

No one lets go

My time is a family code

No one breathes in

No one to know

I see it 

 

My mind under the ground

No one comes up

No one comes down 

Hide in a bowl of sand

Don’t know your way 

Don’t know the land

I see it

 

APES LIVE A LIFE

Why can’t anybody see

How we’re made of jumping genes

Why does everybody leave

When the town is full of thieves

 

Hey, don’t ever let them in

Sleep, in love with sorry men

Snakes chase a bearded light

Apes, they live a lonely life

 

Lake of humble human frowns

Time orders you around

Dogs fill a plastic void

Feed a honeycomb of joy

 

Apes live a life!

 

DIAMOND DAYS

I stuck around too long

It won’t set me back

I stayed at home all night

Talked through the cracks

 

The coal mine is brown

But I saw you all

You looked up to me

I could not relate

 

I didn’t miss too much

Ran a backwater home

A poor man’s escape

The diamond days are gone

 

The coal mine is brown

But I saw you all

You looked up to me

I could not relate

 

MORE LAND

I got a nail in hand

I won’t fail again

I need a place to stand

And I’ll rule the earth

 

In a hall of mirrors

Think upside down

Paging through the tears

Turn your smile around

More more more more more more more more land

Levitate a child

Slide him on the tile

Shake a doctor’s hand

Oh momma here we go

More more more more more more more more land

 

 

Yellow:

I’m alive because I can’t forget

A guy who hurts my doll

I’m alive because I can’t forget

I’m buried in the wall

I’m alive because I can’t forgive

Anyone who told me no

I’m outside because I can’t forgive

A doughnut dressed up in a robe

Yellow

This may come as no surprise

I have nothing more to lose

The worlds a spinning ball of graveyards

And I’m the steady handed truth

Yellow

You won’t forget about me when I’m dead

You’ll be with me there too

You may cry but you can’t complain

We all get the garden view

Yellow

 

FLY RIGHT

Fly right

Pale days

Sleep in a line

Alone on the range

 

Sometimes

We are alive

Help me

Dig through the tide 

Since I dug my

I’m all alone

Since I dug my hole

 

SALT

Stations of the sun are a waste of time

There’s no free will when you’re waiting for a sign

Leaches suck blood in a warm-water pond

Watch them fall off when I wave a magic wand

It’s time to start swimming in the salt

A well drugged man’s worth a bird in a bush

Beating his family with a passage in a book

Faith, faith, faith, go hang a mythic ape

You are going to burn if you investigate

 

It’s time to start swimming in the salt of your mind

 

Weekends get shorter, the kids are giant freaks

You blame it on the junk, I blame it on the wheat

Milk fat, phone fat, pedophiles and pop

The insulin will rise and murder all the cops

 

It’s time to start swimming in the salt of your mind

 

Ride a magic donkey till it turns into an owl

You can’t get dry, boy, swimming in a towel

Clean your mouth with eggnog, spit it on the floor

Waiting for the sandals to kick open the door          

 

It’s time to start swimming in the salt of your mind