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Let's Not Shit Ourselves

The animals laugh from the dark of the wilderness, a baby cries hard in an apartment complex as I pass in a car buried under the influence. The city is driving me out of my mind. I seen a child, he's caught in the sad trap of gravity, he falls from the lowest branch of the apple tree and lands in the grass and weeps for his dignity. Next time he will not aim so high. Yeah, next time neither will I.
Now a mother takes loans out, sends her kids off to colleges, her family is reduced to names on a shopping list. While a coroner kneels beneath a great wooden crucifix, he knows there's worse things than being alone. And so I've learned to retreat at the first sign of danger, I mean why wait around if it's just to surrender? And ambition I've found can lead only to failure. I do not read the reviews, no, I am not singing for you.

I stood dropping a coin into the pit of a well and I would throw my whole billfold if I thought it would help. With all these wishes I make, I should buy something real, at least a telephone call home. Now my teachers they build this retaining wall of memory, all those multiple choices I answered so quickly and got my grades back and forgot just as easily but at least I got an A and so I don't have them to blame.

Well I should stop pointing figures, reserve my judgment of all those public action figures, the cowboy presidents. So loud behind the bullhorn, so proud they can't admit when they've made a mistake while poison ink spews from a speechwriter's pen, he knows he don't have to say it so it don't bother him. Honesty, accuracy is just popular opinion and the approval rating is high and so someone's gonna die.

ABC, NBC, CBS - bullshit. They give us fact or fiction, I guess an even split. And each new act of war is tonight's entertainment, we're still the pawns in their game. As they take eye for an eye until no one can see, we must stumble blindly forth repeating history. Well I guess we all fit into your slogan on that fast food marquee - red blooded, white skinned oh and the blues. Oh and the blues, I got the blues, that's me!

I awoke in relief, my sheets and tubes were all tangled, weak from whiskey and pills in a Chicago hospital. And my father was there in a chair by the window staring so far away. I tried talking, just whispered... so sorry, so selfish, he stopped me and said child, I love you regardless. There is nothing you could do that would ever change this. I'm not angry, it happens... you just can't do it again.

So now I try to keep up, I've been exchanging my currency while a million objects pass through my periphery. Now I'm rubbing my eyes cause they're starting to bother me, I've been staring too long at the screen. But where was it when I first heard that sweet sound of humility? It came to my ears in the goddamn loveliest melody. How grateful I was then to be part of the mystery, to love and to be loved. Let's just hope that is enough.




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1.Nothing Gets Crossed Out
2.A Line Allows Progress, a Circle Does Not
3.A Perfect Sonnet
4.A New Arrangement
5.A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, And A Necklace
6.Type Of Nigga U Need
7.A Poetic Retelling of an Unfortunate Seduction
8.A Song to Pass the Time
9.Arienette
10.An Attempt to Tip the Scales
11.Drunk Kid Catholic
12.Contrast and Compare
13.Going For The Gold
14.'Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh'
15.February Fifteenth
16.I Won't Ever Be Happy Again
17.I've Been Eating (For You)
18.June on the West Coast
19.If Winter Ends
20.Kathy With A K's Song
21.Neely O'Hara
22.Mirrors And Fevers
23.Motion Sickness
24.On My Way to Work
25.Nothing Has Changed
26.Pull My Hair
27.Sunrise, Sunset
28.Tereza And Thomas
29.Something Vague
30.N'en Parlons Plus
31.The Center of the World
32.The City Has Sex
33.The Difference in the Shades
34.The Movement of a Hand
35.Touch
36.When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass
37.Endless Entertainment
38.You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.
39.Bent On Broken Nerves
40.I Know You
41.Papa Was A Rodeo
42.Theme to Pinata
43.One Foot In Front Of The Other
44.True Blue
45.Happy Accident
46.Approximate Sunlight
47.Napoleon's Hat
48.Poison Oak
49.The Joy In Forgetting / The Joy In Acceptance
50.Jetsabel Removes The Undesirables
51.A Scale, A Mirror, And These Indifferent Clocks
52.North Of The City
53.Go Find Yourself A Dry Place
54.Land Locked Blues
55.Coyote Song
56.When The President Talks To God
57.Make War Short
58.Loose Leaves
59.Southern State
60.Bad Blood
61.The Calender Hung Itself
62.Seashell Tale
63.We Are Free Men
64.Spent on Rainy Days
65.Train Under Water
66.Weather Reports
67.Arc of Time
68.Trees Get Wheeled Away
69.Black Comedy
70.Spring Cleaning
71.Devil Town
72.Tereza And Tomas
73.Coat Check Dream Song (Live Version)
74.Hot Knives (Live)
75.If The Brakeman Turns My Way (Live)
76.First Day of My Life (Single Version)
77.Theme to Piñata
78.Army In the White Coat
79.Let's Not Shit Ourselves (修改)
80.Rollerskating
81.Someone's Love
82.Tripped
83.Going for the Gold (live)
84.Poison
85.soon come tomorrow
86.Sons of the Stage (Bonus Track)
87.Beatles & Stones
88.Blue Moon
89.Across the Universe
90.In the Bubble With a Bullet
91.Two of a Kind
92.When the Curious Girl Realizes She's Under the Glass
93.Big Old House
94.Take It Easy
95.We're Gonna Be Friends
96.We're Going to Be Friends
97.We Are Gonna Be Friends