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released November 18, 2010

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Track Name: Afraid
‘Afraid?’

Once again, your quiet heart's been trampled down.
A brave face, and cold breakfast cigarette light your day.
Flying out of windows thoughts land wherever you gaze. They fall and wait.
Some kinda blues – know the tragedy in your rage. Afraid?

Afraid?
Afraid?
I'm not afraid.

In chains, your torn-out secrets beaten around.
There’s no escape, but that's not what your horoscope said.
Late, I found out what I never told you, and my big mouth.
You’re still alone, well '2 lane blacktop' will bring you around.
I know who my friends are 'cos they never went away. No way.
You add the man who would be king, as you count up trophies instead. Are you afraid?

Afraid?
Afraid?
Well I'm not afraid.

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, there I'll find my place, someday.
Stayed up night after night to see what I'd find - just some days. I beat the maze.
Now nothingness surrounds but the ghost of a crowd, I'm mislaid – a shade.
I'm trying to know less and understand more, feel my way.

Are you afraid?
Well it’s OK, don’t feel ashamed.
Cos’ I was afraid.

To everyone something different, moving quick, stay ahead’s what you play.
Just do one thing you say that you're gonna do and amaze! Don't be afraid.



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Track Name: Ugly Girl
‘Ugly Girl’

She’s a model, she’s an actress and a singer too.
A jack of all trades and master of none.
Born with the gift of a pretty face
- queen of the prom and daddy’s princess.

Ugly Girl, she’s an ugly girl.
Might look beautiful but it doesn’t go deep.
Ugly girl, such an ugly girl.
You can sit there looking pretty,
and maybe find yourself some winner,
look even harder in the mirror
- you’re an ugly girl.

She’s got an easy life ‘cos she don’t look bad,
but I’ve seen her out at night looking good, looking sad.
Selfish, self-centered - all kinds of wrong.
But fickle minds don’t care ‘cos she’s got it going on.
Empty inside and empty in the head.
Another starfucking wannabe celebrity.
Right place, right time, right face, right smile
- yeah that’s her, a right pain in the ass!

Ugly Girl, she’s an ugly girl.
Might look beautiful but it doesn’t go deep.
Ugly girl, such an ugly girl.
You can sit there looking pretty,
and maybe find yourself some winner,
look even harder in the mirror
- you’re an ugly girl.


Ugly Girl, she’s an ugly girl.
Might look beautiful but it doesn’t go deep.
Ugly Girl, she’s an ugly girl.
What she’ll cost your mind - no she doesn’t come cheap.
Ugly Girl, she’s an ugly girl.
She might be a girl, or maybe she is a he!
Ugly girl, such an ugly girl.
You can sit there looking pretty,
and maybe find yourself some winner,
look even harder in the mirror
- you’re an ugly girl.



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Track Name: Heartbroken
‘Heartbroken (the lion’s awake)’

A small mind, but a very big head.
Professing words you can barely spell.
No you’re not worthy of a song.
Guess I liked you more than you like yourself.
And don’t play stupid - it’s a perfect fit.
You’ve got where you are on coattails, that’s your way.

(But) Get ready to be heartbroken.
Get ready for your kingdom coming crashing down.
Get ready to be passed over, get the cold shoulder.t
When they disown you, yeah - any moment now.

Ooh, Yours ain’t no easy life.
Ooh, You’re the benefit of the doubt.
Ooh, now please just close your mouth.
Ooh, And you’re still hanging out – out to dry.

Your whining couplets won’t save you now.
Everyone you’ve soiled and even more you’ve used.
Amazed at your own cleverness!
I thought of you – so I wrote your song.
You won’t like it, ‘cos you’ll think it’s wrong.
It tells of what will come along.

(So) Get ready to be heartbroken.
Get ready for your kingdom coming crashing down.
Get ready to be passed over, get the cold shoulder.
When they disown you, yeah - any moment now.


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Track Name: Fool
‘Fool’

You know how to destroy a man,
take his life in your hands and squeeze it dry,
leaving him nothing but a faded memory.
If he’s scatterbrained, odd, maybe a little peculiar,
eaten up by the failure of a fool’s labor.
Don’t beat it up ‘cos it’s something you don’t understand.
Lost my wits on a wild goose chase.
Came to my senses going off my head.

Yeah I’m a fool - manic, wasted.
A figure of fun - unhinged, raving.
Hey takes one to know one,
but I’ll play the fool for you.

Sworn to make life a party and just for no reason.
It’s a second childhood - it’s always that season.
Call it a madhouse, whatever drives dull care away.
I’ll come across your face still in the same old places.
There stamped on your hand - last night’s fun and it traces
the same old song and dance that never regenerates.
I’ll blow it all on some crackpot scheme.
The debauch and friend are wide awake and at it again!

Yeah I’m a fool - manic, wasted.
A figure of fun - unhinged, raving.
Hey takes one to know one,
but I’ll play the fool for you.
The madcap laughs in deranged bliss
in his fool’s paradise, his arrangement.
Certifiably yours, ok, I’l play the fool for you.

I’ll send me out of my mind into a moonstruck haze.
You think my carry-on the butt of common jest.
And you, a travesty of a mockery of a sham.

Yeah I’m a fool - manic, wasted.
A figure of fun - unhinged, raving.
Hey takes one to know one,
but I’ll play the fool for you.
The madcap laughs in deranged bliss
in his fool’s paradise, his arrangement.
Certifiably yours, ok, I’l play the fool for you.



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Track Name: Don't Wanna Be You
‘Don't Wanna Be You’

Don't even know ya, don't need to know ya.
I can tell from here that you're a phoney.
I could tell in the way you forgot my name,
you ain't got no shame so long as you get paid.

Can't look me in the eye, yeah I know your style.
Backed into a corner but you'll still lie.
You got your way I'm left standing in the rain.
As you drive on by. Get lost! Goodbye!

Yeah you think you're so much fun.
Get what you want, look affter number one.
And I'm so glad I'm me—don't wanna be you.
Yeah I'm so glad I'm me—don't wanna be you.

Who put you where you are?
Your Mom and your Pa?
You've got everything you want but you're so sad.
I wanna kick you in the face you useless waste.
You think you're the shit with your fancy car.

Don't even see you've got no friends,
try to buy them all, so you spend, spend, spend.
No one really cares, they just grin and bear
—'cos you're an easy mark and you'll pick up the tab.
It's only you, you love, and you're so ruthless
a spoilt brat that always got what it wished for.
And I'm just glad I'm me, don't wanna be you.
Yeah I'm just glad I'm me, don't wanna be you.

Who do you think you are with your super-suave?
You come on thinking you're some movie star.
You make me cringe with your rich kid winge.
Take the family yacht and go for a dive.
Don't care who you are, you went to far,
got in my way flashing credit cards.
Wrecked my fun, you selfish thug,
but I'll have my day, and again you'll pay.
If I don't see you again, it won't be too soon.
If it happens some time that I run into you.
Well I'll still be glad I'm me—don't wanna be you.
Yeah I'm so glad I'm me—don't wanna be you.
Yeah I'm just glad I'm me—don't wanna be you.
Yeah you're gonna wish it too—you won't wanna be you.


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Track Name: Rise above Myself
‘Rise Above Myself’

I’ve gone too far, to be back in the place I’ve been trying to escape.
No way Know-how, puts me back in a race I don’t run.

Here I am, where I am, if I can...

Rise above myself, yeah,
make that sacrifice - breakaway,
I live and die for it, someday (I’ll pay),
but laugh in the face of it - always!

No good to me –when what you create lacks creativity,
You don’t see, advancement to you is what you steal.

I don’t expect much, don’t expect too much, your guardian angel’s hooked.

There you stand, cap in hand, now you understand?

Rise above myself, yeah,
make that sacrifice - breakaway,
I live and die for it, someday (I’ll pay),
but laugh in the face of it - always!


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Track Name: There You Go
‘There You Go’

How’d you ever end up in this place?
You can shrug it off – that’s not what’s written on your face.
A few good times that took a couple of years.
Driving full speed ahead with nobody steering.
Almost cam off track a few miles back - you don’t care.

There you go, running around again.
Diving headfirst in to any mayhem.
Don’t you know you’ve got to surface in the end?
I look forward to that day – you’ll be okay.

Don’t want to see you end up bitter like your friends.
You fall into that – there’s almost no way back again.
Forget the sad, angry, twisted and cruel
- they gave up by having nothing to say.
Just couldn’t possess your selflessness anyway.

There you go, running around again.
Diving headfirst in to any mayhem.
Don’t you know you’ve got to surface in the end?
I look forward to that day – you’ll be okay.

Lost, when the world caught up with you.
You set me off then let me down in truth.
And still you feel no pain, you think it’s “kinda cool”.

Don’t tell me anything, and don’t tell me what I want to hear.
Your empty gestures, lectures, pretense – mean nothing to me.
Why don’t you tell me that you’re full of it.
If you saw yourself, you know you’d have to admit.
Just before you got hurt, do you remember yourself anyway?

There you go, running around again.
Diving headfirst in to any mayhem.
Don’t you know you’ve got to surface in the end?
I look forward to that day – you’ll be okay.


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Track Name: Stuck in a Place (song for Dennis Wilson)
‘Stuck in a Place’

We never made a promise.
You don’t think those things when you’re having fun.
Call it a day, call christmas.
It wasn’t me who up and run.

Once again I’ll rise above it.
Moving so slow you can barely see.
Guess there’s always plenty of time left.
A whole life’s worth or how long that is.
(For now) I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.

No one ever bothered, one for all, yeah turns out all for none.
Still got to deal with someone else’s problems,
not saying I don’t have a single one.

Now we’re so far apart, even though you’re just across a room.
You’re still on the other side of the world, yeah.
Have you returned because you’re someone else.
(And me) I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.
(Yeah me) I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.

People fighting over something better,
fighting each other over ignorance and greed.
Do you really think you’re so much better?
Well I’ll tell you where to start–it’s with you and with me.
The all we take till it’s all gone, and all we give always too small.
I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.
(Yeah still) I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.

Only good times coming tomorrow.
Time will tell if there’s a chance in hell.
Those few moments between your sorrows,
that’s your life and what’s worth living for.
You’re going to get it all girl.
No couldn’t offer you nothing less.
That and more, all you can take, yeah.
But first I’m going to make that break.
(You see) I’m Stuck in a place, I’m out of my face, I’m gone.


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Track Name: That's Rock'n’Roll
‘That's Rock'n’Roll’

Nowhere to go, wasted lives, broken homes and a pissing somnambulist,
How much is enough, when too little's too much and by the way "Aren't you dead yet?"
Well in for life and just my luck, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
You know who you are - good and evil, all the love you give away and the price you pay.

After hours, too much fun, feel no pain, still alone - even among your famous friends.
Unforgiven, on my own, a terrorist of rock'n'roll and other things you'll never get.
Defiant and wild, pissed off and kept waiting, you’re none of these things just a hand-me-down faker.
This song of you is about us two and everything you think you know,
well that's rock'n'roll - that's just rock'n'roll.

You wield your misfortune like a gun to make a ransom of respect.
Manipulate and abandon - all talk no action, you'll buy and sell you friends in time.
This is you lot and you're used to it - your view across the street through the rain.
Everything I do, the opposite of you, "You're the old me I recall" is what she said.

After hours, too much fun, feel no pain, still alone - even among your famous friends.
Unforgiven, on my own, a terrorist of rock'n'roll and other things you'll never get.
Stay up all night, daydreaming till dawn, never giving them life but you never say die.
This song of you is about us two and everything you think you know,
well that's rock'n'roll - that's just rock'n'roll.

A Sofa surfer from a Richard Thompson song.
Got nothing from nobody - he's everything to anyone.
That blue diamond needle, got a flopping dropping arm.
You tumble blindly in your indifference.
On white horses, on white horses...

After running amok for days and nights - just wanna see the thirty nine steps.
You live the beautiful life and whatever that is to the easily impressed.
So much for the age of communication, you can't apologize so I'm still waiting.
Got a bottle of wine and Big Bill Broonzy, though you stole my buddah and left doggerel in it's place.

After hours, too much fun, feel no pain, still alone - even among your famous friends.
Unforgiven, on my own, a terrorist of rock'n'roll and other things you'll never get.
Gimme a hint - the whole nine yards, go on drop a name - you’ve got to laugh.
The song of you is about us two and everything you think you know,
well that's rock'n'roll - that's just rock'n'roll.

Well, your sad eyes brought pretty girls around, telling the same old stories, lie after lie.
This song of you is about us two and everything you think you know,
well that's rock'n'roll - that's just rock'n'roll.
Track Name: Say Something Stupid
‘Say Something Stupid’

Day after day after day, the same old is your life you complain.
No Diceman - no choice to make.
Your beds made, they’ve laid out your grave.
A wheel turns a wheel you don’t feel nothing real,
‘cause your cogs they’ve aligned so you don’t ask them ‘why?’.
(Why don’t you)

Say something stupid just one time.
Mix it up and let it fly.
You’re never going to get it -you don’t have a clue.

Always the star of the show, think the party begins when you go.
You told me that story before, delivered dead grandeur, what a chore.
Well it ain’t got better, no neither’s the weather,
so keep it to yourself - don’t try being clever.
(Why don’t you)

Say something stupid just one time.
Mix it up and let it fly.
You’re never going to get it - you don’t have a clue.


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Track Name: You’ll Wish...
‘You’ll Wish...’

Are these my friends this bunch of creeps?
I’ve enemies more sincere.
They ran, they lied, looked in my eye
- but never told me what they hide.
Left me bust, took my trust.
Then turned their backs right at the crunch.
Gave me hell,no place to live.
Took much more than I would give.

You fucked me up, you brought me down.
I’ll fuck you up and tear you down.
You blew my head but in the end
- you’ll wish you’d never been my friend.
You chose your side and messed around,
I’ll take my time and grind you down.
It’s coming now my sweet revenge
- you’ll wish you’d never been my friend.


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Track Name: Blood Alcohol
‘Blood Alcohol’

That blood alcohol going to your head.
Something nameless propels you instead.
Days in bed, weeks at a time, angel and blues all through the night
- doin’ it again and, doin’ it again.

You went away, you left me here, wandering ‘round my mind.
Chased your luck as you slung your hook - it only brings you back to me.

Off your head, that’s what they said. No choice - I had to take you away.

You went away, you left me here, wandering ‘round my mind.
Chased your luck as you slung your hook - it only brings you back to me.

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Track Name: Greed
‘GREED’

V1 You don't give them a break, don't give them a chance,
You elbow him out the way - so you can take full advantage,
So you want some glory - need it that bad.
You grab the birthday gifts - throw away the cards.

Think I got something from you - you have nothing I'd want.
In your own head - you're a real big shot.
Say you're going places or you set some pace
- you've never done a thing that held any grace.

Like you were letting me, giving me a clue
- self-important jargon - no end in view.
You trampled down all friends, lovers
- drawing away light and color.

Now poor Billie Liar your dreams gone to rot.
the cheques in the mail - but you've spent your lot.
What else you want that's mine, my cruel friend,
You cooked it, eat it - hope you like your song.

PCH1 All you've ever done is take, take, take,
But you'll get nothing from me, yeah - you made a mistake.
You let everyone know when there's something you give,
- but you take it right back, 'cos you milk it for years.

CH1 Greed - is who you are, Greed - is what you know,
Greed - is all you see, Greed - and you want more.
Greed - just out for yourself, Greed - take it all, chuck the rest,
Greed - pretends to be a friend, Greed - I'll fight you 'til the end.

V2 I suffered you in my life - no other way I could find.
Now I'm rid of you - something long overdue.
You're a filthy chore and some kind of ho,
You're a waste of space - hate looking at you face

You'll bow right down to smell their cash,
- and when they want - you'll kiss their ass.
You're in a bad way - must hate yourself.
It's got you hook, line, sinker with no one to blame.

PCH2 So just sit right back and take all the credit
But when push comes to shove - then you're going to get it.
It ate you up - you can't stand still,
It wrecked your life 'cos you gave in.

CH2 Greed - is who you are, Greed - is what you know,
Greed - is all you see, Greed - and you want more.
Greed - you want a piece of me, Greed - take all my stupid money,
Greed - as long as you get your way,
Greed - Is going to make you pay.

SOLO/BRIDGE

CH3 Greed - is who you are,
Greed - is what you'll get,
Greed - you ain't finished me yet,
Greed - no more, no less,
Greed - you don't want to be you,
Greed - yeah I see right through,
Greed - you've got nothing to give,
Greed - you're grabbing all that you see,
Greed - I'm so sick of you,
Greed - just what are you up to?
Greed - that stuff ain't good for your health,
Greed - you're going to love it to death,
Greed - for you and no one else,
Greed - you want the more you can get,
Greed - you know no other way,
Greed - has eaten your soul away,
Greed - get out of my face,
Greed - I see it everyplace,
Greed - no there's no escaping.

You're greed.


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