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Clumsy

Superman's Dead
Automatic Flowers
Carnival
Big Dumb Rocket
4 a.m.
Shaking
Clumsy
Hello Oskar
Let You Down
Story Of 100 Aisles
Car Crash

01. Superman's Dead

do you worry that you're not liked
how long till you break
you're happy cause you smile
but how much can you fake
an ordinary boy an ordinary name
but ordinary's just not good enough today

alone I'm thinking
why is superman dead
is it in my head
we'll just laugh instead
you worry about the weather and
whether or not you should hate

are you worried about your faith
kneel down and obey
you're happy you're in love
you need someone to hate
an ordinary girl an ordinary waist
but ordinary's just not good enough today

doesn't anybody ever know that the
world's a subway...

02. Automatic Flowers

and Sara thinks she's died here once before
she's crazy
a pop-up book of flowers from grade 4
are driving her insane
no-one knows why
she's sad tonight
no-one can help her find

crying, she couldn't afford
the view
crying, these automatic flowers won't
do

another brick
another window frames the confusion
her garden blooms but Sara can't see straight
she's drinking herself blind

03. Carnival

You know you're not a strong man
and you're just about to cry
hang on it's all right
you worry about the future
the sign said "Yoga class for cats"
it's okay...

the dynamite is waiting
they bankrupted the sky

you're frustrated by the cracks in
the pavement
and every mother's back...
once again
the carnival closed down
but if this world ever turns around
you'll be there
when everyone is sane you'll be there

04. Big Dumb Rocket

I've never seen your breath before
but I'm disgusted by the thought of
waiting anymore
If I look up in your eyes
will you notice me or notice it or
fade into this accident

I don't want to find
the big dumb rocket on your mind
its mostly you & mostly me
and a tired gun that's not empty

I've never been this sad before
but I'm disgusted by my fingertips
and what they've done
if I look into your eyes
if it must be true you must believe
I've never held such violent things
I've never talked to God before tonight
but I'm disgusted by...

05. 4 a.m.

I walked around my good intentions
and found that there were none
I blame my father for the wasted years
we hardly talked
I never thought I would forget this hate
then a phone call made me realize
I'm wrong

If I don't make it known that
I've loved you all along
just like the sunny days that
we ignore because
we're all dumb & jaded
and I hope to God I figure out
what's wrong

I walked around my room
not thinking
just sinking in this box
I blame myself for being too much
like somebody else
I never thought I would just
bend this way

06. Shaking

so you fucked this up again
it's time for you to leave
you never had many friends
and you thought this was all right
you're rushing to meditate
you should eat but probably wait
you never thought of yourself

why are you shaking
why are you right
when I will be the only one who gives
and lets you in tonight

walk you could never walk away
from this speedfreak collagen
caffinated place
you were always reaching in
looking for somewhere to go
nobody needs to find out
nobody needs to know what you know

so you wonder about the past
when you know that its already been
nothing seems to last
can it last will it last

07. Clumsy

throw away the radio suitcase
that keeps you awake
hide the telephone in case, you
realize that sometimes you're not okay
you level off but its not all right now
you need to understand
there's nothing strange about this
you need to know your friends
I'll be waving my hand watching you drown
watching you scream
quiet or loud

maybe you should sleep
maybe you just need a friend
as clumsy as you've been
there's no one laughing
you will be safe in here

Throw away this very old shoelace
that tripped you again
try and shrug it off
it's only skin now
you need to understand
there's nothing fake about this
you need to let me in
I'm watching you

08. Hello Oskar

over there well he's wondering
is Oskar there is Oskar all right
was never cool not allowed to fit
he never knew what he liked

over there he's the rubberman
a rubber dress with Betty Page eyes
was never cool he'll never settle down
he's not allowed to drive
he'll build a bridge then walk around
don't ever call him dumb
he's not that bright
he's just not himself

I will take you somewhere
somewhere to unwind
you're tangled up in all this shit
I will make you mine
over there he's a superstar
a taximan and a young Eisenstein

09. Let You Down

hey what do you see
its not me not me
why won't you share
it's not fair
there's a bicycle show
where the bicycle's float
and I wouldn't of cared

I won't be the one who bothers you
I won't be the one who lets you down

now that you're there
you're not scared
why would you care
it's your dream
not theirs
there's a cigarette thief
stealing cigarette disease
I wish I was there

10. Story Of 100 Aisles

help yourself
if you know why you came
cause if you need help she says...
there's something I've got saved
this is not what you wanted
these candy coated fakes
this is not what you wanted
this is pain

anacin, we're stumbling again
it's the story of a hundred aisles

walk away from simple on a tray
cause if you need help she says
these fancy pills don't rate
this is not what you wanted
a miracle today

time is not for sale today
time seems so far away
you need more than this
depressed come here try this

11. Car Crash


tired & jaded
this road is unsafe
have you been there
but time is on your side
you're too stubborn to wait
are you listening
they want you to know
they want you to stay
but its too much to take
so you're running away

it's more than I can bear

car crash
ending your day
at the side of the road
are you trembling
they'll wake up today
to the papers that say
"oh well" it was too hard to tell
he was swerving they were swerving
much too late

 


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