Cake: Prolonging the Magic
 
Mexico

I had a match 
but she had a lighter 
I had a flame 
but she had a fire 
I was bright 
but she was much brighter 
I was high 
but she was the sky 
Ohh baby, I was bound for Mexico 
Ohh baby, I was bound to let you go 
I dont know much about cinco de mayo 
I'm never sure what its all about 
but I say I want you and you 
dont believe me 
you say you want me but I've got my doubts 
Ohh baby, I was bound for Mexico 
Ohh baby, I was bound to let you go 
I had a match 
but she had a lighter 
I had a flame 
but she had a fire 
I was bright 
but she was much brighter 
I was high 
but she was the sky 
Ohh baby, I was bound for Mexico 
Ohh baby, I was bound to let you go
 
 

Never There

I need your arms around me 
I need to feel your touch 
I need your understanding 
I need your love so much 
you tell me that you love me 
so you tell me that you care 
but when I need you "baby your never there" 
on the phone long long distace 
allways threw such strong resitance 
first you say your too busy 
I wonder if you even miss me 
never there 
your never there 
your never ever ever ever there 
A goldenbird that flys away a candle stick o' flame 
to think that I held you yesterday 
your love was just a game 
A goldenbird that flys away a candle stick o' flame 
to think that I held you yesterday 
your love was just a game 
you tell me that you love me so 
you tell me that you care 
but when I need you baby 
take the time to get know me 
if want me why cant you just show me 
were allways on this rollarcoster 
if you want me why cant you get closer 
never there 
your never there 
your never ever ever ever there 
never there 
your never there 
your never ever ever ever there
 
 

You Turn the Screws

You turn the screws
You tear the bridge
Flimsy as it is
Its business like
You shake my hand 
You brake up the band
Flimsy as it is 
Its open mic punk rock
Red white and blue
You twist the knife
Then go home to kiss your wife
A bigger better slice is what you like
You kick the sand 
You get the upper hand 
You sell it to Japan
It's natural punk rock
Red white and blue 
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
You think that I 
Must turn them too 
You think that I 
Must be so satisfied
I stay inside
I wonder why
And the cement mixer gets it all ready
One good turn at a time
Then pouring it slowly and steady you're showing
Me where I can sign 
What I can expect to fine
But how can you say you'll be
Happy when you turn the screws
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
You think that I 
Must turn them too
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
Red white and blue
You turn the screws
Its what you choose to do
 
 

Hem of Your Garment

i am intrinsically no good
i have a heart that's made of wood
i am only biding time
only reciting memorized lines
and i'm not fit to touch 
the hem of your garment
 
no, no i'm not fit to touch the hem of your garment
 
i have no love but only goals
how very empty is my soul
it is a soul that feels no thrill
a soul that could easily kill
and i'm not fit to touch 
the hem of your garment
 
no, no i'm not fit to touch the hem of your garment
 
i am intrinsically no good
i have a heart that's made of wood
i am only biding time
only reciting memorized lines
and i'm not fit to touch 
the hem of your garment
 
i am intrinsically no good
i have a heart that's made of wood
i am only biding time
only reciting memorized lines
and i'm not fit to touch 
the hem of your garment
 
no, no i'm not fit to touch the hem of your garment
the hem of your garment
 
 

When You Sleep

when you sleep where do your fingers go?
what do your fingers know
what do your fingers show
where do your fingers go
 
when you sleep 
do they tremble on the edge of the bed
or do you fold them neatly by your head 
do they clench like claws against your own skin 
when you're living your day al over again 
 
when you sleep
when you sleep where do your fingers go?
what do your fingers know
what do your fingers show
where do your fingers go
 
do they play guitar in a latin bar
are they strangers or lovers
do they drive your car 
are they swimming submissively
sex acts of life
or just cutting through jello with a very sharp knife
 
now zeus was a womanizer
always on the make 
but hera usually punished her that zeus was one to take
 
when you sleep where do your fingers go?
 
are they pulling out weeds from the dusty soil
but then never rewarded with the fruits of their toil
are they scratching their nails on the chalkboards of death
only seeking attention when everyone in the room has left 
 
when you sleep
when you sleep where do your fingers go?
what do your fingers know
what do your fingers show
where do your fingers go
 
when you sleep 
do they tremble on the edge of the bed
or do you fold them neatly by your head
 
 

Cool Blue Reason

cool blue reason empties on the page
your colleagues are in prison
and your enemies enraged
cool blue reason comes into your world
there's two more dead in texas 
and it's probably your girls
cool blue reason wraps around your throat
the minutes change like seasons
only 8 more hours to go
 
cool blue reason comes into your life
there's one more dead in kansas
and it's probably your wife
cool blue reason i'm just talking to myself
cool blue reason i'm just rearranging hell
i'm just talking to myself
 
cool blue reason wraps around your throat
the minutes change likes seasons
only 8 more hours to go

Satan is my Motor

I've got wheels of polished steel 
I've got tires that grab the road 
I've got seats that selflessly hold my friends 
a'nd a trunk that can carry the heaviest of loads 
I gota mind that can steer me to your house 
and a heart that can bring you red flowers 
my intentions are good and earnest and true 
but under my hood is internal combustion power 
Satan is my motor 
hear my motor purr 
Satan is my motor 
hear my motor purr 
Satan is the only one who 
seems to understand 
I've got brakes 
I'm wide awake 
I can stop this car at any time 
at the very last second 
I can change directions 
turn complety around 
If I feel so inclined 
I gota mind that can steer me to your house 
and a heart that can bring red flowers 
my intention are good and earnest and true 
but under my hodd is internal combustion power 
Satan is my motor 
hear my motor purr 
Satan is my motor 
hear my motor purr 
Satan is the only one who 
seems to understand 
Satan is my motor
 
 

Guitar

I'm siting by the window 
of your 32nd floor apartment 
waiting for your phone calls all to end 
I'm siting watching wind blow 
watching time go watching cars go by 
I'm waiting for these memories to begin 
If I threw my guitar 
out the window 
so far down 
would I start to regret it 
or would smile and watch it slowly fall 
fall 
fall 
Garbage trucks and taxi cabs 
dont seem like they can reach me hear the 
clammer of Jack hamered seems so faint 
well the way you treat me like the only 
slightly brings me down alot I dont 
think that I'll ever be the same 
If I threw my guitar 
out the window 
so far down 
would I start to regret it 
or would smile and watch it slowly fall 
fall 
fall 
fall....
 

Walk on By

Walk on by
The house were you still live
Walk on by
The place were we would kiss
And the room were I held you tight
Tonight I must walk on by
Walk on by
The room were you still sleep
Walk on by
The company that you keep
And the room were I held you tight
Tonight I must walk on by
Some hour I know
I wont forget no no no no no
I wont 
You wont forgot me no no no no no
You wont
I'll keep on walking away from here
I'll forget you when I reach the other side
Walk on by the house were you still live
Walk on by the place were we would kiss
And the room were I held you tight
Tonight I must walk on by
And the room were I held you tight
Tonight I must walk on by.
 
 

Sheep go to Heaven

I'm not feeling alright today 
I'm not feeling that great
I'm not catching on fire today
Love has started to fade
I'm not going to smile today
I'm not going to laugh
You're outliving it up today
I got dues to pay
And the gravedigger puts puts on the forceps
The stonemason does all the work
The barber can give you a haircut
The carpenter can take you out to lunch
I just want to play on my pam pipes
I just want to drink me some wine
As soon as you're born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time
Sheep go to heaven 
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
I donít want go to sunset strip
I donít wanta feel the emptiness
Bold maces with stupid band names
I donít want go to sunset strip
I donít wanta go sunset strip
I donít wanta feel the emptiness
Bold maces with stupid band names
I donít wanta go sunset strip
And the gravedigger puts puts on the forceps
The stonemason does all the work
The barber can give you a haircut
The carpenter can take you out to lunch
I just want to play on my pam pipes
I just want to drink me some wine
As soon as you're born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time
Sheep go to heaven 
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell.
 
 

Alpha Beta Parking Lot

standing in the alpha beta parking lot
watching the sun set
i'll never forget
watching all the reds and oranges slip away
letting go of yet another dirty day
 
breathing in the fumes from so many idling cars
right beneath the sign w/ the dusty yellow stars 
watching the sun go down
 
standing in the alpha beta parking lot
watching you leave me
not quite believing
 
standing in the alpha beta parking lot
watching the sun set
i'll never forget
breathing in the fumes from so many idling cars
right beneath the sign w/ the dusty yellow stars 
watching the sun go down
 
 

Let Me Go

when she walks
she swings her arms, instead of her hips
when she talks she moves her mouth, instead of her lips
i've waited for her for so long
i've waited for her for so long
i've wondered if i could hang on 
i've wondered if i could hang on 
 
"let me go," she said
"let me go," she said
let me go and i will want you more
let me go, let me go
let me go and i will want you 
 
when she wants
she wants the sun instead of the moon
when she sees
she sees the stars inside of her room 
i've waited for her for so long
i've waited for her for so long
i've wondered if i could hang on 
i've wondered if i could hang on 
 
"let me go," she said
"let me go," she said
let me go and i will want you more
"let me go," she said
let me go
let me go, and i will want you 
 
"let me go," she said
"let me go," she said
"let me go," she said
let me go, let me go
 
 

Where Would I be

i've been waiting for so long
i've been hoping your love's not gone
houses are sliding in the mud
rivers are raging in your blood
 
where would i be wihout your love?
where would i be without your arms around me?
 
you were to be the only one 
if i knew you i would not run
you have been cloudy, distant, dark
i'm thinking of noah and the ark
 
where would i be without your love?
where would i be without your arms around me?