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1. The Calculation

You went into the kitchen cupboard

got yourself another hour and you gave half of it to me

We sat there looking at the faces

of the strangers in the pages

till we knew them mathematically

They were in our minds until forever

but we didn't mind

we didn't know better

So we made our own computer out of macaroni pieces

and it did our thinking while we lived our lives

It counted up our feelings

and divided them up even

and it called that calculation perfect love

Didn't even know that love was bigger

Didn't even know that love was so, so

hey, hey, hey

hey this fire, it's burning, burning us up

So we made the hard decision

and we each made an incision

past our muscles and our bones

saw our hearts were little stones...

Pulled them out, they weren't beating

and we weren't even bleeding

as we lay them on the granite countertop

and we beat 'em up, against each other

we beat 'em up, against each other

we struck them hard against each other

we struck them so hard, so hard, until they sparked

hey this fire, it's burning, burning us up

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1. The Calculation

You went into the kitchen cupboard

got yourself another hour and you gave half of it to me

We sat there looking at the faces

of the strangers in the pages

till we knew them mathematically

They were in our minds until forever

but we didn't mind

we didn't know better

So we made our own computer out of macaroni pieces

and it did our thinking while we lived our lives

It counted up our feelings

and divided them up even

and it called that calculation perfect love

Didn't even know that love was bigger

Didn't even know that love was so, so

hey, hey, hey

hey this fire, it's burning, burning us up

So we made the hard decision

and we each made an incision

past our muscles and our bones

saw our hearts were little stones...

Pulled them out, they weren't beating

and we weren't even bleeding

as we lay them on the granite countertop

and we beat 'em up, against each other

we beat 'em up, against each other

we struck them hard against each other

we struck them so hard, so hard, until they sparked

hey this fire, it's burning, burning us up

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2. Eet

It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song

you can't believe it

you were always singing along

it was so easy and the words so sweet

you can't remember, you try to feel the beat

eeeeeeeeeeee eet eet eet

eeeeeeeeeeee eet eet eet

you spent half of your life

trying to fall behind

you're ears in your headphones, to drown out your mind

it was so easy and the words so sweet

you can't remember

you try to move your feet

eeeeeeeeeeee eet eet eet

eeeeeeeeeeee eet eet eet

someone's deciding. whether or not to steal

he opens a window

just to feel the chill

he hears that outside a small boy just started to cry

cause it's his turn, but his brother won't let him try

it's like forgetting the words to your favorite song

you can't believe it

you were always singing along

it was so easy and the words so sweet

you can't remember, you try to move your feet

it was so easy and the words so sweet

you can't remember, you try to feel the beat

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3. Blue Lips

He stumbled into faith and thought,

God, this is all there is

The pictures in his mind arose

And began to breathe

And all the gods in all the worlds

Began colliding on a backdrop of blue

blue lips

blue veins

He took a step, but then felt tired

He said, I'll rest a little while

but when he tried to walk again

he wasn't a child

and all the people hurried past

real fast and no on ever smiled

blue lips

blue veins

blue

the color of our planet from far, far away

He stumbled into faith and thought,

god, this is all there is

The pictures in his mind arose

and began to breathe

And no one saw and no one heard

they just followed lead

The pictures in his mind awoke

and began to breed

They started off beneath the knowledge tree

then they chopped it down to make white picket fences

and marching along the railroad tracks

they smiled real wide for the camera lenses

they made it past the enemy lines

just to become enslaved in the assembly lines

blue lips

blue veins

blue, the color of our planet from far, far away

blue...the most human color...

blue lips

blue veins

blue, the color of our planet from far, far away

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4. Folding Chair

Come and open up your folding chair next to me

My feet are buried in the sand and there's a breeze

There's a shadow, you can't see my eyes

And the sea is just a wetter version of the skies

Let's get a silver bullet trailer and have a baby boy

I'll safety pin his clothes all cool and you'll grafitti up his toys

I've got a perfect body, though sometimes I forget

I've got a perfect body, cause my eyelashes catch my sweat

yes, they do, they do

Now I've been sitting on this abandoned beach for years

Waiting for the salty water to cover up my ears

But every time the tide come in to take me home

I get scared, and I'm sitting here alone

dreaming of the dolphin song

Maybe one day you will understand

I don't want nothing from you but to sweetly hold your hand

till that day just please don't be so down

Don't make frowns, you silly clown

Just come and open up your folding chair next to me

My feet are buried in the sand and there's a breeze

there's a shadow, you can't see my eyes

and the sea is just a wetter version of the skies

There's a shadow, you can't see my eyes

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5. Machine

my eyes are bifocal

my hands are sept-jointed

I live in the future

in my prewar apartment

and I count all my blessings

I have friends in high places

and I'm upgraded daily

all my wires without traces

Hooked into machine

I'm hooked into machine

I collect my moments

into a correspondence

with a mightier power

who just lacks my perspectives

and who lacks my organics

and who covets my defects

and I'm downloaded daily

I am part of a composite

hooked into machine

I'm hooked into machine

Everything's provided

consummate consumer

part of worldly taking

apart from worldly troubles

living in your prewar apartment

soon to be your post war apartment

and you live in the future

and the future

it's here, it's bright

It's now

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6. Laughing With

no one laughs at god in a hospital

no one laughs at god in a war

no one's laughing at god when they're starving

or freezing, or so very poor

no one laughs at god when the doctor calls

after some routine tests

no one's laughing at god when it's gotten real late

and their kid's not back from that party yet

no one laughs at god when their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake

no one's laughing at god when they see the one they love

hand in hand with someone else

and they hope that they're mistaken

no one laughs at god when the cops knock on their door

and they say "We got some bad news, sir."

no one's laughing at god when there's a famine, fire, or a flood

But god could be funny

at cocktail party, while listening to a good god-themed joke

or when the crazies say they hate us and they get so red in the head

you'd think they're about to choke

god could be funny

when told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way

and when presented like a Genie, who does magic like Houdini

or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus

god can be so hilarious

Ha-ha

Ha-ha

no laughs at god in a hospital

no one laughs at god in a war

no one's laughing at god when they've lost all they got

and they don't know what for

no one laughs at god

on a day they realize that the last sight they'll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes

no one's laughing at god when they're saying their goodbyes

But god could be funny

at cocktail party, while listening to a good god-themed joke

or when the crazies say they hate us and they get so red in the head

you'd think they're about to choke

god could be funny

when told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way

and when presented like a Genie, who does magic like Houdini

or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus

god can be so hilarious

no one laughs at god in a hospital

no one laughs at god in a war

no one laughs at god in a hospital

no one laughs at god in a war

no one's laughing at god in a hospital

no one's laughing at god in a war

no one's laughing at god when they're starving

or freezing, or so very poor

no one's laughing at god

no one's laughing at god

no one's laughing at god

we're all laughing with god

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7. Human of the Year

hello? hello?

calling a Karl Projektorinski

to the front of the cathedral

you have won, dear sir

may I congratulate you first?

oh, what an honor

human, human of the year and you've won

human, human of the year and you've won

why are you so scared

you stand there shaking in your pew

the icons are whispering to you

they're just old men

like on the benches in the park

except their balding spots

are glistening with gold

human, human of the year and you've won

human, human of the year and you've won

hallelujah, hallelujah

outside the cars are beeping

out a song just in your honor

and though they do not know it

all mankind are now your brothers

and thus the cathedral had spoken

wishing well to all us sinners

and with a sigh grew silent

till next year's big human winner

hallelujah, hallelujah

hello? hello?

calling a Karl Projektorinski

to the front of the cathedral

you have won...

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8. Two Birds

Two birds on a wire

One tries to fly away and the other

Watches him close from that wire

He says he want to as well

but he is a liar

I'll believe it all

there's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all

I won't let go of your hand

Two birds on a wire

one says come on

and the other says I'm tired

the sky's overcast

and I'm sorry

one more or one less

no body's worried

I'll believe it all

there's nothing I won't understand

I'll believe it all

I won't let go of your hand

Two birds of a feather

say that they're always gonna stay together

But one's never going to let go of that wire

he says that he will but he's just a liar

Two birds on a wire

one tries to fly away and the other

Watches him close from that wire

he says he wants to as well

but he is a liar

two birds on a wire

one tries to fly away and the other

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9. Dance Anthem of the 80's

You are so sweet

dancing to that beat

there's a meat market down the street

the boys and the girls watch each other eat

You are so sweet, so sweet

dancing and moving to that beat, that beat

There's a meat market down the street

the boys and girls watch each other eat

the boys and the girls watch each other eat

when they really just wanna watch each other

sleep

they want to watch, to watch each other

sleep, sleep, sleep

you are so sweet

(once more)

you are so sweet

(Solo)

I went walking through this city

like a drunk, but not

with my slip showing a little

like a drunk, but not

and I am one of your people

but the cars don't stop

and I am one of your people

but the cars don't stop

It's been a long time since before I've been touched

now I'm getting touched all the time

and it's only a matter of whom

and it's only a matter of when

and addiction to hands and feet-

there's a meat market down the street

the boys and girls watch each other eat

when they really just wanna watch each other sleep

an addiction to hands and feet-

there's a meat market down the street

the boys and girls watch each other eat

when they really just wanna watch each other

sleep

they want to watch, to watch each other

sleep, sleep, sleep...

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