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This New Century

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released February 16, 2010

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Track Name: Bitch nation
Bitch Nation dances til the break of dawn
long after the last of the guests has gone
a tumbleweed tumbles across her front lawn
then she sleeps with the TV on oo
then she sleeps with the TV on

There's a puddle in the driveway from last night's rain
a car up on blocks and a dog on a chain
it's actually simple but it's hard to explain
oo she sleeps with the TV on
oo she sleeps with the TV on

The sharp smell of gunpowder in the air
means meat on the table means Tienemien square
it's hard to know which though if you're not from there
oo she sleeps with the TV on
oo she sleeps with the TV on

There's a rock concert poster thumbtacked to her door
cat litter scattered all over the floor
she hears the rumors of famines and wars
as she sleeps with the TV on
oo as she sleeps with the TV on

Bitch Nation dances til the break of dawn
long after the last of the guests has gone
a tumbleweed tumbles across her front lawn
then she sleeps with the TV on
then she sleeps with the TV on
Track Name: James Brown is dead and gone
Ooooh ooooh ooooh

I wake up and read the paper
James Brown, James Brown
James Brown is dead and gone

I get up and read the paper
James Brown, James Brown
James Brown is dead and gone

Ooooh ooooh ooooh

I wake up and read the paper
James Brown, James Brown, James Brown
James Brown is dead and gone

I get up and read the paper
James Brown, James Brown, James Brown
James Brown is dead and gone

Ooooh ooooh ooooh

I get up and read the paper
James Brown, James Brown
James Brown is dead and gone

Ooooh ooooh ooooh
Track Name: Brain the doon (part one)
Brain the doon and doon the brain
I’m a man, I feel no pain
Whoa I ain’t scared of nothing

Brain the doon and doon the brain
I’m a man, I feel no pain
Whoa I ain’t scared of nothing

Brain the doon and doon the brain
I’m a man, I feel no pain
Whoa I ain’t scared of nothing
Track Name: Beachball
The weak spot on a beachball is the valve
if you don't count the smell
or the fact that
the harder you hit it
the slower it seems to go

til the wind blows
and takes it away
to the side of the bay
where the guard at the gate
has a gun and a phone
and a radio

You say the world isn't fair
you say you don't care
you say it was cheap
and you tell me
the damn thing never did hold air
hold air
as we watch it float toward
the boats over there
where the guard at the gate
has a gun and a phone
and a radio

The weak spot on a beachball is the valve
if you don't count the smell
or the fact that
the harder you hit it
the slower it seems to go
till the wind blows
and takes it away
to the side of the bay
where the guard at the gate
has a gun and a phone
and a radio.
Track Name: Angels may
Angels may come and stand around you
and if you don't chase them away
you're sure to go home with the feeling
that this is your lucky day


And they may laugh and they may tease you
and they may take you by the hand
and on a good day they may feed you ravioli
right out of the can

Angels may come and stand around you
and if you don't chase them away
you're sure to go home with the feeling
that this is your lucky day

And they may laugh and they may tease you
and they may take you by the hand
and on a good day they may feed you ravioli
right out of the can.
Track Name: Long ago
Long ago
before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth
long ago before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth

Eons it spun 'round the earth and the sun
until it was perfectly round
and I have been waiting an hour now
for a bus on the outskirts of town

Long ago
before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth
long ago
before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth

Maybe this bus doesn't run anymore
or maybe the schedule is wrong
walking is out of the question from here

it's raining and my youth is gone

Long ago
before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth
long ago
before the world had cooled
the moon flew out of the earth
Track Name: The walk to the god house
The walk to the god house
seems to take forever
people seldom go that way
the path is like a cemetary
groups tend to string out over miles
'cause the people want to just be left alone

And the walk to the god house
often ends in disappointment
'cause the gods there don't move anymore
they sit on the same damp stones
in the same damp glass cages
just like they sat there a hundred years before

The walk to the god house
seems to take forever
people seldom go that way
the path is like a cemetary
groups tend to string out over miles
'cause the people want to just be left alone

And the walk to the god house
often ends in a picnic
the people try to break that god house spell
'cause it always leaves them empty
and it always leaves them hungry
and it always leaves them feeling unwell

The walk to the god house
seems to take forever
people seldom go that way
the path is like a cemetary
groups tend to string out over miles
'cause the people want to just be left alone
'cause the people want to just be left alone
'cause the people want to just be left alone
'cause the people want to just be left alone
Track Name: I’ve been hiding
I've been hiding for a year
in a cave near Forchheim
evenings I can faintly hear the autobahn
there are wild pigs and deer
and if I had a rifle
I think I could hold out here forever

O Canada
O Canada
O Canada

I'm down to my last few packs
of cigarettes all the sugar smacks are gone
and so is all my money
I came seeking peace and truth
three months ago I lost a tooth
and came down with a cough that just won't go away

O Canada
O Canada
O Canada

An angel came last night to say
that Buddha just can't hit the B
the root note in the last chord of the last chorus

well you know it's not that easy
if you've ever played a fretless
and hell he's only had the thng since Christmas

O Canada
O Canada
O Canada

I've been hiding for a year
in a cave near Forchheim
evenings I can faintly hear the autobahn
there are wild pigs and deer
and if I had a rifle
I think I could hold out here forever

O Canada
O Canada
O Canada
Track Name: Everybody wants a cookie
Now some people say they do
and some say they don't
and some say they will
even though they won't
but everybody
everybody
everybody wants a cookie

Some people say they do
and some say they don't
and some people say they will
even though they won't
but everybody
everybody
everybody wants a cookie
Track Name: Fireball
Contemplate the subtle grace of Ditmar
as he drives his race car
through turn six at Riverside in a powerslide

He used to play the cello in a jazz band
O so mellow and so low
the guys would close their eyes and say go man go

Well there ain't now sunshine when she's gone
and there ain't no peace when she's at home

If it had been a boxing match they'd say
he tried to save the bout with a sunday punch
and a knockout in the last round

He braked too late in the back straight
hit the wall they all say that car was a fireball
before it hit the ground

And there ain't no sunshine when she's gone
and there ain't no peace when she's at home

Contemplate the subtle grace of Ditmar
as he drives his race car
through turn six a Riverside in a powerslide

He braked too late in the back straight
hit the wall they all say that car was a fireball
before it hit the ground

And there ain't no sunshine when she's gone
and there ain't no peace when she's a home
Track Name: Angels; brain cells
Angels, brain cells
help me through the day
when I walk through the valley

of the shadows
on the X-rays

No Dan oh man
who you trying to fool
anyone who knows you knows
you'll never keep your cool

Angels, brain cells
help me through the day
when I walk through the valley
of the shadows
on the X-rays
Track Name: Breathe in on the G
Breathe in on the G
and breathe out on the D
you can't help it anyway
just keep on breathing even as you sleep
so breathe in on the G
and breathe out on the D
Zen and Feng shui
nearer my god to thee

Breathe in on the G
and breathe out on the D
you can't help it anyway
just keep on breathing even as you sleep
so breathe in on the G
and breathe out on the D
Zen and Feng shui
nearer my god to thee
Track Name: She won’t even blow
Excuse me
did you say

you want me
to do something I don't want to do
well baby
just maybe
I can think of something
you don't want to do too

She won't even blow
she won't even blow
she won't even blow me on my birthday
Track Name: The weather is a dead man
My rockets were disqualified for reasons I'm too old to understand
but there are still a few things that I need to help me become all I can
but speaking of the weather
the weather is a dead man

In chapter one we'll be discussing I need a tube amplifier to express my inner feelings
followed by an in-depth review of that's what you said about the saxophone
but speaking of the weather
the weather is a dead man
the weather is a dead man

As the semester ends we'll be concentrating on why you can't stand to see me having fun
followed by a closing statement based on the concept oh come on
but speaking of the weather
the weather is a dead man
the weather is a dead man

My rockets were disqualified for reasons I'm too old to understand
and there are still a few things that I need to help me become all I can
but speaking of the weather

the weather is a dead man
the weather is a dead man
Track Name: Troubled soul
I know some hard ways to earn a hundred dollars
and I know some easy ways to lose a hundred dollars
if I could only find a way to use a hundred dollars
to soothe my troubled soul

The hard ways all hurt your back and tend
to cost more time than you're willing to spend
make you feel like you've been robbed in the end
you think I wish I never had to do that again

I know some hard ways to earn a hundred dollars
and I know some easy ways to lose a hundred dollars
if I could only find a way to use a hundred dollars
to soothe my troubled soul

I go out and check the prices of exciting new devices
all designed to beat the boredom
love to buy but I can't afford 'em

I know some hard ways to earn a hundred dollars
and I know some easy ways to lose a hundred dollars
If I could only find a way to use a hundred dollars
to soothe my troubled soul
Track Name: Maybe
The first guy I know who died
I can't remember his name
the tenth grade started
he just never came again
all his friends sat around and cried
for a day or two


You can say what you want about immortal soul
when that guy died it left a hole
it was my first clue
that when they're gone they're gone

(chorus)

Maybe Jesus beat that rap
we're not sure
maybe you can live forever
if your heart is pure
or maybe you'll come back
some day a a king prawn
Maybe angels come
and take you away to heaven
or the other way
but from down here it appears
that when they're gone
they're gone

Me and Stevie Gibson used to walk home from school
he used to have this little turn around rule
if you turn around the one way gotta turn around the other way or it's bad luck

He went out rafting on the river
the river went around and the raft went around
and his luck got all wound up and he drowned
and he was gone

(chorus)

Two weeks after Dieter died you could call him on the phone
and he would tell you that he's not home
and it gave you an eerie feeling even though you knew it was just an answering machine

'Cause somewhere deep inside you know

that they don't come back when they go
and he had gone
and when they're gone
they're gone

(chorus)

My mother died in intensive care
we were sitting around singing on folding chairs
when I got the feeling somebody wasn't there

Well I counted noses but it came out right
the doctors said she died that night
but I felt that hole and I knew that she had gone

(chorus)

I looked up death in the dictionary one day
just to see what the dictionary had to say
it's the complete and irreversible cessation of life functions

Which is not very poetic but it's precise and clean
and if you analyze it what that means is
when they're gone
they're gone

(chorus)
Track Name: It feels so good
I have been away from work so long I can't remember what I do
and god it feels so good

I spend my days surfing ebay buying things I never knew I needed
and god it feels so good

I have been away from work so long I can't remember what I do
and god it feels so good

god it feels so good
Track Name: This new century
It's weak ass to fake laugh
won't do that no more
I'm going to meditate
according to a schedule

Gonna pimp my situation
learn some jazz chords and bossa nova
watch TV uncritically

I'm down for this new
down for this new
I'm down for this new century

Gonna bone up on wartime ethics
brush up on my chemistry
check the price of farm land around here
come a crash we'll be ready
hey hippie times
are happy times

And less is never more
if it's the right stuff
if it's the right stuff
there's never enough

I'm down for this new
down for this new
I'm down for this new century.
Track Name: Two songs that I know
And now I'd like to play you
one of two songs that I know
there's mary had a little lamb

and heart and soul

And of those two songs
heart and soul would be the better choice
scientifically arranged for trash guitar and voice

It goes on forever
you can play and play and play
until the neighbors call
or you just let it fade away