Houston Thursday

0739

HOUSTON THURSDAY
(CORWOOD 0818)

REHEARSAL

YOU’RE HERE
YOU’RE HERE
ALEX
WE NEED MORE NAPKINS
APPARENTLY
I SEE BLOOD
EVERYWHERE
I SEE BLOOD
IN YOUR HAIR
IT’S NOT MY BLOOD
IS IT YOURS
A QUICK ONE
A FAST QUICK ONE

LOUDER
VOCALS LOUD
LIKE THAT
MUCH LOUDER
MUCH MUCH MUCH LOUDER
I GUESS THIS IS LOUD ENOUGH
NO
LOUDER LOUDER LOUDER LOUDER LOUDER
YEAH LIKE THAT
BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD
IN YOUR HAIR HAIR HAIR
YOU GOT BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD IN YOUR HAIR
YOU GOT BLOOD IN YOUR HAIR AND IT’S NOT MINE
YOU GOT BLOOD IN YOUR HAIR AND IT’S NOT MINE
YOU GOT BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD IN YOUR HAIR
HOW DID IT GET THERE
HOW DID THE BLOOD GET IN YOUR HAIR
IS IT MINE
NO IT’S NOT
IS IT YOURS
NO IT’S NOT
IT’S SOMEONE ELSE’S BLOOD
AND I
I DON’T CARE
I DON’T CARE
IF YOU WANT I’LL HELP YOU WASH IT OUT

TAKE IT OFF
I NEED ADVICE
I NEED ADVICE
CAUSE NOBODY EVER LOOKS AT ME TWICE
IF I FEEL IT
I’LL SCREAM IT
BUT I NORMALLY DON’T THINK ABOUT IT
IF I TAKE IT OFF
THERE’S NO TOILET PAPER IN THE BATHROOM
JUST KIDDING
THERE’S PLENTY
ALEX I THINK WE NEED MORE NAPKINS
LOVE HEATHER

GARAGE APARTMENT
GALVESTON
I USED TO LIVE THERE
I LIVED THERE
TILL HURRICANE IKE
AND THEN IT DESTROYED MY GARAGE APARTMENT
AND I DIDN’T WANT TO LIVE THERE ANYMORE
I HAD FEAR IN MY HEART
GALVESTON
YOU DESTROYED MY LIFE
BUT I LOVE YOU
ANYWAY
BECAUSE YOU ARE SORT OF MY SYMBIOTIC WIFE
GALVESTON
OH GALVESTON
OH GALVESTON
GALVESTON
I LOVE YOU
I HATE YOU
I LOVE YOU
I HATE YOU
I LOVE LOVE LOVE
TO HATE YOU
NOW I LIVE IN HOUSTON
I HAVE A DREARY LIFE
I WALK AROUND ALL DAY
WITH MY HEAD FULL OF STRIFE STRIFE STRIFE STRIFE STRIFE STRIFE
STRIFE STRIFE STRIFE
STRIFE
THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO
I CAN’T FIND FOOD ANYWHERE
I WALK I WALK
AND I WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK SO MUCH
AND I SEE NOTHING ANYWHERE
I TRY AND I TRY AND I TRY AND I TRY
AND IT’S THE END

OH YEAH
OH YEAH
SHOULD I GET THOSE SHOES IN THE WINDOW
I HATE SHOES
NORMALLY I GO BAREFOOT
BUT PEOPLE LOOK AT ME STRANGELY
AND I FEEL THAT I’M NORMAL
BUT NO
I HAVE TO WEAR SHOES
SHOES ON MY FEET HURT
I WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK WALK
AND I NEVER GET ANYWHERE
I FEEL ABNORMAL SOMETIMES
AND EVERYONE SAYS THAT IT’S TRUE
BUT I DON’T BELIEVE YOUR WORDS
IF YOU SAY THAT IT’S TRUE
THEN IT MUST NOT BE

MY PROBLEM
MY PROBLEM
IS THAT WE KEEP GOING
A BIT SOBER
I DON’T WANT TO BE SOBER
I DON’T WANT TO BE DRUNK
I WANNA BE IN THE MIDDLE
I DON’T WANNA GET CRUNK CRUNK CRUNK CRUNK CRUNK
JUSTIN KNOWS HOW I FEEL
HE KNOWS ALL THE TIME
HE DEALS WITH THINGS
DAY OUT DAY IN DAY OUT DAY IN DAY OUT
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HIM
HE TALKS TO ME IN RHYME
I SMILE WHEN I LOOK AT HIM
I’M CONFUSED ALL THE TIME TIME TIME TIME
MY LIPS TOUCHED THIS MIC

MY HEART BEATS
TESTING
IT WORKS
MY HEART BEATS SO FAST
FAST
AND SOMETIMES IT BEATS SLOW
SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW
FAST
SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW
FAST FAST
ESPECIALLY WHEN I GET YOUR PHONE CALL
ESPECIALLY WHEN I GET THAT PHONE CALL
ESPECIALLY WHEN I GET THAT MOST IMPOSSIBLE PHONE CALL CALL
CALL CA-CALL CALL CALL CALL CALL CALL CALL

YOU’RE RIGHT HANDED BUT YOU PLAY WITH YOUR LEFT HAND
YOUR LEFT HAND LEFT HAND LEFT HAND LEFT HAND LEFT HAND LEFT HAND LEFT HAND
LEFT UHH UUHH UUHH
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
THAT’S HOW I FEEL
THAT’S HOW I FEEL

INSANE IS TOO MUCH
INSANE INSANE
INSANE IS TOO MUCH
BLOOD
INSANE INSANE
INSANE IS TOO MUCH
IF I DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN
WOULD I BE INSANE
IF HE PLAYS HIS SONG LIKE THAT
WILL I BE INSANE
HIS VOCALS ARE INSANE
THAT’S WHY HE CHOSE TO REFRAIN
REFRAIN
BECAUSE THEY ARE INSANELY INSANELY INSANELY INSANELY INSANELY INSANELY WEIRD
WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD WEIRDLY WEIRDLY INSANE
THEY ARE BOTH BUT NEITHER AT THE SAME TIME
I’M CONFUSED
WHAT DO I DO WHEN THE MIC TOUCHED MY LIPS
WHO’S BEEN HERE BEFORE

JUST A REHEARSAL
WE’RE READY FOR BIG THINGS
TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
EXCEPT I KEEP SINGING THE SAME WAY
WHAT’LL I DO
IT’S JUST A REHEARSAL
I DON’T WANT TO MESS THE REST UP
I HAVE TO PULL THE MIC DOWN
BECAUSE I’M SHORT I’M SHORT I’M SHORT
AND I DON’T WEAR SKORTS
I SHAKE MY LEG FOR DON
BUT HE DOESN’T MOVE ON
I HAVE TO STRIKE A POSE
DON’T GET TOWED
THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY

CONCERT

MY LETTERS
YOU
YOU
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY VOICE
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY VOICE
YOU DON’T HEAR MY VOICE
WHEN YOU READ MY LETTERS
YOU
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY LETTERS
WHEN YOU HEAR MY VOICE
YOU’RE CONFUSED
CONFUSED
YOU DON’T KNOW
YOU DON’T KNOW

EMERGENCY
YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO GARDEN
YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO GARDEN
YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO GARDEN
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RIDE A BIKE
YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RIDE A BIKE
YOU NEVER KNOW
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
DON’T BE PREPARED

YOUR DESIGNS
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOUR SPLEEN
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOUR HAIR
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOUR DESIGNS
I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A CLUE ABOUT YOU
I DON’T WANT TO UNDERSTAND YOU
NOT KNOWING IS BETTER
NOT KNOWING IS BETTER
I DON’T WANNA KNOW YOU
I DON’T WANT TO UNDERSTAND YOU
YOU CONFUSE ME
YOU CONFUSE EVERYONE

DALLAS BITCHES
DALLAS BITCHES
DALLAS BITCHES
YOU’RE NOT FROM HOUSTON
YOU’RE FROM DALLAS
WE AREN’T IN DALLAS
WE’RE NOT LISTENING TO FREEBIRD
NO FREEBIRD NO DALLAS NO FREEBIRD NO DALLAS
NO FREEBIRD NO DALLAS NO FREEBIRD NO DALLAS
HOUSTON
HOUSTON HOUSTON HOUSTON HOUSTON
HOUSTON IS HOT
MANDY UNDERSTANDS
MANDY UNDERSTANDS

ON THE METRO
IN CARS
IN CARS
IN CARS
ON BIKES
ON FOOT
ON THE METRO
ON BIKES
IN CARS
ON THE METRO
ON THE METRO
YOU CAN’T GET ANYWHERE
NOWHERE
I LIKE TO RIDE MY BIKE
I HATE IN CARS
IN CARS
SPAGHETTI
THERE’S NO WAY TO GET AROUND
THERE’S NO WAY TO GET AROUND
THERE’S NO WAY TO GET AROUND
IF YOU KEEP PLAYING THAT SONG
IN CARS
IS THIS FREEBIRD
IS THIS FREEBIRD

WALK TALK LEAVE
I WALK AND I WALK AND I WALK AND I WALK AND I WALK
AND THEY TALK AND THEY TALK AND THEY TALK
AND THEY TALK AND THEY TALK TALK TALK
I LEAVE
I DON’T WANT
TO HEAR THEM TALK
AND THEY GAWK AND GAWK AND GAWK AND GAWK
AND GAWK AND GAWK AND GAWK AND GAWK
AND I LEAVE
AND I LEAVE
THEY MOCK THEY MOCK THEY MOCK THEY MOCK
THEY MOCK THEY MOCK THEY MOCK THEY MOCK
CAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY DO
THAT’S WHAT THEY DO
THEY MOCK TO EXIST
THEY MOCK TO EXIST
THEY EXIST TO RESIST
THEY EXIST TO RESIST
CAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY DO
THEY HAVE GLAZED OVER EYES
THEY HAVE GLAZED OVER EYES
GLAZED OVER PIES
GLAZED OVER PIES
THEY HAVE WATER IN THEIR EARS
THEY HAVE WATER IN THEIR EARDRUMS
THEY HAVE WATER IN THEIR EARS
THEY HAVE H2O IN THEIR EARS THEIR EARS THEIR EARS
EARS EARS EARS EARS
BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HEAR
BUT YET THEY TALK
CAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY DO
THAT’S WHAT THEY DO

ASKED FOR A REFUND
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
THEY CUT ME OPEN AND I DID NOT BLEED
THEY CUT ME OPEN AND I DID NOT BLEED
I HAD JUICE IN MY VEINS
I HAD FRUIT IN MY VEINS
HAD IDEAS IN MY VEINS
AND THOUGHTS
AND REMARKS
AND THEY DIDN’T LIKE IT
SO THEY SEWED ME BACK UP
THEY SEWED ME BACK UP
I ASKED FOR A REFUND BUT I DID NOT GET ONE
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
WHEN I DON’T HAVE BLOOD IN MY VEINS
WHAT DO I DO
WHAT DO I SAY
I CAN’T LIVE MY DYING DAYS THIS WAY

I CAN’T HEAR YOU
BLOOD
BLOOD
I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHILE I’M LISTENING
I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHILE I AM LISTENING
I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHILE I’M HEARING
CAUSE I DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE MY EARS

FLOOR
I CAN’T LIE ON THIS FLOOR
I CAN’T LIE ON THIS FLOOR
I CAN’T LIE ON THIS FLOOR
BECAUSE THERE’S TAPE ALL OVER IT
WHEN I GET UP
THE FLOOR MAY COME WITH ME
AND I CANNOT CARRY A FLOOR AROUND WITH ME
MY IDEAS ARE HEAVIER THAN THE FLOOR
BUT I HAVE NO MORE STRENGTH TO CARRY IT

CHIT CHAT
I HAVE NO MORE WORDS
I HAVE NO MORE IDEAS
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
I CAN’T SAY ANYTHING MORE
IF YOU WALK UP TO ME
I CAN’T EVEN CHIT CHAT
I DON’T HAVE ANY MORE WORDS
I’M DONE WITH ALL OF THAT
CAN YOU SPEAK FOR ME
WILL YOU SPEAK FOR ME
IF YOU WON’T WHAT CAN I DO
IF YOU WON’T WHAT CAN I DO
IF YOU WON’T WHAT CAN I DO
I HAVE NO MORE WORDS

SIT ON YOUR FEET
I COULD SIT ON YOUR FEET
WHAT WOULD YOU THINK OF ME
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M SAYING
YOU JUDGE ME ANY WAY
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW I FEEL
IF I SIT ON YOUR FEET WILL YOU JUDGE ME
I THINK THAT YOU WILL
YOU WILL YOU WILL YOU WILL

NOT THINK
MY WORDS ARE NOT MY OWN
WHEN YOU TELL ME WHAT TO SAY
I MIGHT NOT THINK AT ALL
NOT THINK AT ALL THAT WAY

BOOKS THAT I READ
THE BATHROOM NEEDS TOILET PAPER
THE BATHROOM DOESN’T REALLY NEED TOILET PAPER

THE BOOKS THAT I READ
RIDICULOUS
THIS IS RIDICULOUS

I’M GOING DEAF

BEHOLDEN TO YOU
I’M TOO SHORT FOR THIS MICROPHONE
I’M TOO SHORT FOR THIS MICROPHONE
BUT I’LL JUMP I’LL JUMP I’LL JUMP I’LL JUMP
BECAUSE YOU WANT ME TO
BECAUSE YOU WANT ME TO
I’LL JUMP
I’LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO
WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO

I’M BEHOLDEN TO YOU
I’M BEHOLDEN TO YOU
I’M BEHOLDEN TO YOU
I’M BEHOLDEN TO YOU

PEOPLE WILL TALK
IF WE GET REAL LOW
PEOPLE WILL TALK

BACKPACK
BECAUSE I RIDE A BIKE
I NEED TO GET PLACES
AROUND THIS TOWN
BUT I CAN’T DRIVE A CAR
BECAUSE
I’VE GOT A BIKE
I’VE GOT TWO FEET
ATTACHED TO TWO LEGS
MIGHT AS WELL

GALVESTON
SHE’S IN CHARGE
SHE’S RESPONSIBLE
SHE TAKES CARE OF US ALL
WE LOVE HER
BUT WE DON’T KNOW HER

GALVESTON
OH GALVESTON
I LIVED THERE ONCE
BUT THERE WAS A HURRICANE
AND I HAD TO LEAVE
I HAD TO LEAVE
HURRICANES ARE DETERRENTS
BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE RENTER’S INSURANCE
I DON’T HAVE A THOUGHT
ABOUT RENTER’S INSURANCE
CAUSE I DON’T BELIEVE IN IT
SO GALVESTON
I HAD TO QUIT
I MOVED TO HOUSTON
AFTER THE FLOOD
HURRICANES ARE A DETERRENT

GLASS BOXES
WE DECIDED TO GO TO THE FAIR
THAT’S WHERE THE ARTISTS WERE IN THE GLASS BOXES
THEY WERE THE MAIN ATTRACTION
WE WERE GIVEN A PAMPHLET AT THE ENTRANCE
IT WAS A GUIDE TO PROPER REACTIONS TO ARTISTS
WE HAD TO ADHERE TO ONE RULE
KEEP SMILING
KEEP SMILING
ALWAYS SMILE
ALWAYS SMILE
WE MADE IT TO THE FIRST ARTIST IN THE FIRST SMALL GLASS BOX
SHE KEPT SCREAMING WATCH THIS WATCH THIS WATCH THIS
BUT SHE DID NOTHING
WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
SO WE IMMEDIATELY WENT TO OUR PAMPHLETS
AND IT SAID BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO
NOW CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP
AND WE KEPT SMILING
WE MADE IT TO THE SECOND GLASS BOX
IN IT THERE WAS AN ARTIST
WHO HAD THE ABILITY OF DEEP THOUGHT
HE SAID CONGLOMERATE WHITE BOX FAN OF FILLETED FRIED HAT
OF THE UPPERMOST REGIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS IN THE OCEANS
WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT
WE PULLED OUT OUR PAMPHLET IMMEDIATELY
AND WE READ TO SAY
WOW YOU UNDERSTAND
AND WE WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND
BUT WE DON’T
BECAUSE WE’RE NOT AS SMART AS YOU
YOU’RE TOO SMART FOR US
PLEASE CONTINUE CONTINUE CONTINUE
WE’RE IDIOTS WE’RE IDIOTS
YOU’RE SMART YOU’RE SMART YOU’RE SMART
AND WE KEPT SMILING
AND WE SMILED AND WE SMILED
AND WE WENT TO THE LAST GLASS BOX
IT WAS LARGER
THE ARTIST WAS MORE IMPORTANT
HE WAS MORE IMPORTANT
AND HE HAD THE ABILITY TO GROW A MUSTACHE AND A BEARD
AND HE WAS ABLE TO FIND IRONY WHERE THERE WAS NO IRONY
I STOPPED SMILING
I STOPPED SMILING
AND EVERYONE EVERYONE EVERYONE SAW
AND WHEN THEY SAW
THEY RAN
AND THEY SCREAMED
AND THEY KICKED
AND THEY ASKED ME
WHAT DO YOU DO
WHAT DO YOU SAY
WHAT DO YOU CREATE
YOU’RE NOT…IN A GLASS BOX