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by The Visible Men

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Bone dry I am Pale as pocelain Chewed away revealing marrow made of gin I am a sour note That gets caught in your throat When you cough me out then I'll begin to float through scenes behind A growing bitter rind On the fruits of my mind And I am far beyond mending So wave goodbye, its ending
Three 03:50
The telephone call That said it all It was a total surprise I'm going to be nice And I'll be throwing rice at your wedding You and he and the baby make three Three's always been a scary number to me Because three is a family And there isn't any room for me Everything's changed I've rearranged The system inside my mind I'm going to retreat And I'll try to delete all my memories
Stage Fright 05:10
How you present yourself Affects a great deal You should know And it's a stress Or so I'd guess Because we never talk about it It's easy to feel forced To mask your problems and be strong It's why we drink Or so I think Because we never talk about it I'm acting confident But I've never been so much in doubt And when I find myself I'll call you so you can come check it out There's a new me You'll be glad to see waiting in the wings Who says all the same things But backs them up with balls The problem with that me Is he has the worst stage fright of all ...But I'm acting confident
Animal 03:01
Whenever you speak I read different words in your eyes I'm taking a peek At some things you don't even realize You talk in your sleep And that's when you laugh and say I am the one you despise Then you arise And tell me those white lies That you don't long for A bygone paramour You say he's just an animal It's just a picture He's not a fixture But I bet he's an animal It's killing my brain I'm jealous with a touch of paranoid I'm going insane When it gets brought up you just get annoyed I mention his name If you don't miss him why's it a subject you avoid? My mind is your toy And I am your boy droid You have shaped me Into what I should be You made man out of animal
In Formation 05:07
I have never been one of those people Who saw what they had and were flaunting it But now that I realize I've something to offer I'm stuck here with nobody wanting it Maybe I'm just getting older, but it seems like my eyes used to shine with intensity Now when I look in the mirror I only see one big disastrous propensity What's the use of all this information? No excuses, just get in formation Now I've discovered the love of my life Is someone that I met a few years ago I think we could have been happy but I waited And now it's most likely I'll never know
Guilt Trip 04:11
Don't give me a guilt trip That would end our friendship When I feel like a tyrant I blow up like a hydrant Don't tell me you told me Please don't chide or scold me I guarantee it's been done You're surely not the first one To make me feel awful for Some things that never made me feel bad before It does work And that's what blows It's gluing my shell closed
Paper Cup 07:02
While I was in my cell debating You exercised your need for hating And now the irreverence you show is unreal And in the crowd you saw me waving It gave you the attention you were craving And now the irreverence you show is unreal Puking in a paper cup Below the score I didn't mean to throw up But it's not a choice anymore
Pinocchio 05:51
I'm asking you to stop this shit and save me I'm sorry that I couldn't have acted more bravely But I'm drowning in the desert And I don't know how to walk It's suicide for a stupid toy who's made of wood and chalk I know that you can flap your wings and change me But if you won't Then pull my strings and play me I don't want to be a monkey And I don't want to be a man But most of all I know I don't want whatever I am I want to be a real boy I know you're a decent person And I don't mean to call you a bitch But if you have a heart at all you'll grant me this one wish
I'm going But where I'm going I'm not telling It's snowing So let your bloodhounds do their smelling You won't find me You can look in any atlas But you'll probably never guess I'm under callous I hate you I really don't but it sounds funny Could that be Because you said it to me honey? Maybe that's why I won't leave an address forward And like a loony bird Migrate northward Our friendship You say you're worried that it's waning We both know That's not the reason you're remaining What a liar You could be a bitchin' actress But you'll probably never get up off your matress
Rest Easy 05:32
When there's no one around And there isn't any sound I get a special feeling Don't give up on me I'm only sleeping on the job 'Cause there isn't any reason For me not to rest easy When I try to unwind The bosses in my mind Make me dig another But I got my mind right Please just don't beat me anymore 'Cause there isn't any reason For me not to rest easy I change the station but they always seem to find me I need a vacation And I've been patient I've been patient


Executive Producer - Scott McLean
Produced by Scott McLean, The Visible Men, Bill Barnett
Mixed by Bill Barnett, Scott McLean, The Visible Men
Recorded and Engineered by Bill Barnett at Gung-Ho Studios, Eugene, OR.


released November 13, 2005

Dan Schmid - Bass, Guitar
Dustin Lanker - Vocals, Keyboards
Jordan Glenn - Drums, Percussion

Also Featuring:
Tim Donahue - Drums (5,7)
Tony Figoli - Drums (6)
Zoot Horn Rollo - Electric Guitar (7)
Michael Roderick - Accordion (6,9)
Adam Wendt - Electric Guitar (6)

All songs written by Dustin Lanker, except 7 written by Schmid/Lanker
All songs arranged by The Visible Men


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