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CAN'T KEEP IT UP

With a sweat soaked neck I wake up in a daze feeling fingers scratching my chest
They aren't mine, they're my baby's and she's looking for more than I can give, but I'm doing my best
It's too early I'm thinking but I keep it to myself, I got bile in my throat, I really need my rest!
But it's on before I know it, it's over just as soon
I swear I did my best I swear I did my best

and my baby talks dirty on the morning commute
only sends me photos when she's in the nude
and I can't keep up
I can't keep it up anymore

Now I'm alone in my office cubicle, feeling relieved but it's unacceptable
Smellin of pussy so early in the day...you got your caffeine I got my morning lay
The more I think of her, the more I love my darling, I wear her cologne, she sprays it every morning
But I'm just one man, and I've just one heart to give

and my baby talks dirty on the morning commute
only sends me photos when she's in the nude
and I can't keep up
I can't keep it up anymore

The more I think of her, the more I love my darling, I wear her cologne, she sprays it every morning
But I'm just one man, and I've just one heart to give

my baby talks dirty on the morning commute
only sends me photos when she's in the nude
and I can't keep up
I can't keep it up anymore

GENERATION

Starving for love is our generation
Stumbling in the dark for a touch of warmth
I haven’t found the missing puzzle piece yet
But there’s a headless crucifixion spread eagle in my bed

The getaway car drove off without us
Another bank robbery gone wrong
We got on fake tan guido disguises
But we still got a long way to run

Where are we going now why are we crawling in the dark on this shag rug
Where are we going now now that we’re running on the last of our bad luck

My middle school darling has given birth
I found my childhood home on google earth
I see the mamas swiping at their candy crush jellies
on the train with only one stop to go

The TV anchor’s reaching fever pitch
How will the poor forgive the super rich
I’m not good I got the parking ticket blues and I’m thinking this time it’s to stay

Where are we going now why are we crawling in the dark on this shag rug
Where are we going now now that we’re running on the last of our bad luck

Where are we going now
I’d tell you if I had a clue
Why are we crawling on this shag rug
I’m thinking it’s the wrong thing to do

CONDOR

With you I’ve got 3 feet of air
between my feet and the ground
I’m in a quiet levitation, I’ve got some good views, but I’m certainly not safe and sound
and with you I’ve got a stupid smile
can’t wipe it from my face if I tried
I got a broad horizon and the world in view, and we’re soaring through the desert sky

I wanna fall
I wanna tumble
I wanna crawl my way like an earthworm
Give me a laugh
Give me a handful
Want us to soar like condors of carrion
We’d be dirty like that

With you I’ve got 3 feet of air between my feet and the ground
With you I’ve got 3 feet of air between my feet and the ground

I’ve seen my share of sitting ducks, waiting on their wet logs all day
I’ve seen the curbside Christmas trees in mid january, I’d rather not be lookin that way
I wanna move
I wanna stumble
Want you to smooth the wrinkles from my forehead

Give me a laugh
Give me a handful
Want us to soar like condors of carrion
We’d be dirty like that

With you I’ve got 3 feet of air between my feet and the ground
With you I’ve got 3 feet of air between my feet and the ground

JUST A COOL BREEZE

No worries 
Lots of food 
Not too funny 
Not too sunny 

No worries 
Nowhere to be 
Nobody to see 
Nobody to be seen 

No worries 
I've paid my bills 
I've still got $50 left 
$50 left 

No worries 
I'm not hung over 
I'm not blown over 

Just a cool breeze, just a soft light 
Just a cool breeze, just a soft light.... 

No worries 
I got no appointments 
I just have a friend to see 
A friend to see tomorrow 

No worries 
I've got terrible posture 
I'll deal with it later 
I'll start doing yoga 

No worries 
I just spoke to my mother 
She thinks I'm doing better 
She's mailing me a sweater 

No worries 
I just spoke to my mother 
and she thinks I'm doing better 
So she's mailing me a sweater 

Just a cool breeze, just a soft light... 
Just a cool breeze, just a soft light...

GONE IN AN AFTERNOON

I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
If it's warm and free I'll take it any day now 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
If it's far away I want it even more, you know 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
Blowing very soft and gone in an afternoon 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
If it smells of stormy weather we'll have some fun together 

But when you're lying in my arms I ask you why you gotta go so soon 
You're here right now but you're gone in an afternooon 

I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
Passing through the trees and moving through the flowers 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
Against my skin upon the midnight hour 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
just the softest touch so it won't overpower 
I like my breeze like I like my lovers 
Just the softest touch, just the softest touch 

But when you're lying in my arms I ask you why you gotta go so soon 
You're here right now but you're gone in an afternoooooooon

THINKING BACK

You look, you look so familiar
Those eyes fogging up the mirror
I think back but there's no recollection
I think fast I still feel a connection

Soft things whispered in an evening 
Too far away for me to hear
Gone like a flash of summer lightning 
Never to reappear

Well I'm thinking back
I'm looking down this strange passageway
I'm thinking back
I'm looking but you're so far away

Don't know, don't how this started
By ancient doorways now departed
A distant moment of connection
A sudden change of our direction

Soft things whispered in an evening 
Too far away for me to hear
Gone like a flash of summer lightning 
Never to reappear

Well I'm thinking back
I'm looking down this strange passageway
I'm thinking back
I'm looking but you're so far away

NOSE TO THE GROUND

All of the loves of my life 
Standing up straight in a row before me 
I enter through a curtain, its velveteen glow 
Was lit up by the candles gently burning below 
"Where have you come from?" I ask 
"What has brought all of you here today!?" 
A glacial response, with silence replete 
I turned on my heels, beat a hasty retreat 

And I'm not the only one running this way, 
Tracking the scent like a hound 
No no I'm not the only one running this way, 
Keeping my nose to the ground 

Chasing with no end in sight 
The rush warm blood and delight 
A graceful stampede 
Of chaos and greed 
Through the mausoleum to the end of the night 
I reach for the first door I see 
I climb to the uppermost flight 
I'm covering all my tracks, I just turned out the light 
Everything is quiet but I get no respite 

And I'm not the only one running this way, 
Tracking the scent like a hound 
No no I'm not the only one running this way, 
Keeping my nose to the ground 

I catch myself pausing to look at the reflections that will never be there to keep by side 
I catch myself running a finger through the dust that collected while I was away on a ride 

I'm not the only one running this way, 
Tracking the scent just like a hound 
No no I'm not the only one running this way, 
Keeping my nose so close to the ground

WARM AT LAST

Warm at last 
deep beneath the covers 
or lying in the shaded grass with someone by your side 

High, so high 
swimming in the colors 
or flying through the darkened streets, a solitary ride 

Whichever way you choose, I hope you find your way 
and nobody should say they've got it figured out for you 

Home again 
resting on the mantelpiece 
dusty in the golden light, the faces from the past 

Eye to eye 
I look into their crowded frames 
I'd like to think they'd say to me in unified refrain 

Whichever way you choose, I hope you find your way 
and nobody should say they've got it figured out for you

COCOON

I wanna fall 
Down from the highest cloud 
After I've seen all these things from above 
I can start to feel a little far off 

The summer sun 
Hot on the lover's neck 
Can't even warm up an icy embrace 
It won't even brighten up a shadowy face. 

You know I wanna stay far out of the way 
And just look on at a distant display 
It's time to walk straight into the fray 
And tear my eyes from the distant display 

The child's eyes 
Turned to the night time skies 
They see the stories in faraway stars 
Crash back to earth when the fantasy dies 

Here in the quiet place 
Only the softest sounds 
In a cocoon lying gently asleep 
In a balloon drifting into the deep 

You know I wanna stay far out of the way 
And just look on at a distant display 
It's time to walk straight into the fray 
And tear my eyes from the distant display

IN A FIELD

Sun leaks thru my half closed eyelids,

silent moment but my shallow breathing

sliding thru my lips to the world beyond

seeking out the winds that are blowing

somewhere far away 
Because it's so still over here,

nobody to interfere,

so still over here,

nobody to interfere

SATURDAY

Morning comes and you go walk alone past the house made of fading stone
Inconvenient feelings you can't shake stir inside until you're wide awake

And now
Nothing here is permanent
Everything can change, and feeling so familiar and so strange
All the things around you, remade anew
It's out there waiting for you, waiting there for you

The braindead mystics out on 14th street shake their tambourines and stomp their feet
The chessboard hustlers want another game
You walk by quickly while they call your name

And now
Nothing here is permanent
Everything can change, and feeling so familiar and so strange
All the things around you, remade anew
It's out there waiting for you, waiting there for 

Blue morning skies give little comfort to your tired lonely eyes, they give little comfort to you
Blue morning skies give little comfort to your tired lonely eyes, they give little comfort to your eyes

HOPES AND DREAMS

All these hopes and dreams 
Hidden deep inside our hearts 
I said it loud, I said it out loud 

All these hopes and dreams 
Stored away deep in our hearts 
I said it loud, I said it out loud, I'm sayin it out loud 

All these hopes and dreams 
Time to send them flying out 
I said it out loud, I said it out loud, I'm saying it out loud 

And now that you heard me 
Now that we've come this far 
Will we see them emerging, will we see them resurging 
Will we show just who we are 

All these hopes and dreams 
Time to send them flying out 
I said it out loud, I said it out loud, I'm saying it out loud 
Let's say them out loud, let's say them out loud