PLEASE AGREE

(2021)

 

1.  I promise

Singing for my supper

the canary got the diamond instead

bringing me down now with the upper

you always knew how to get in my head

 

*smiles are just the muscle not the bone

 

are you the mid-wife?

or rent-to-own wet nurse

are you swift with your heads or tailor

making everyone a sow-ear purse

I would kill myself if I had to die here

 

are you a make-believer?

have you heard yourself talk way too much?

now you’re a paid deceiver

who couldn’t be more so out of touch

 

*smiles are just the muscle not the bone

the cavity is better left alone

 

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I would kill myself if I had to die here

 

I promise this isn’t a cry for help

I promise I couldn’t even help myself

 

 

 

2.  All night forever

 

There are two types of people left here in this world

you and everybody else confirmed

 

but you can brave the weather

and you can make it better

 

it can’t just be your circumstance

 

it’s all night forever

all night forever

 

*Bad dreams again

when will this nightmare ever end?

 

There are two choices out there  doesn’t that seem absurd?

Right and left belong to the exact same bird

 

but they’re birds of a feather

and they just work together

 

and we will kill ourselves, ourself

 

it’s all night forever

all night forever

 

*Bad dreams again

when will this nightmare ever end?

 

it’s all night forever

all night forever

all night forever

all night forever

 

 

 

3.  Hero in you

 

 

If I said that I missed you

would I be able to misuse

all the intended miscues

that I planned that along?

 

If I said that I missed you

and that I missed out on bliss too

could I then dismiss you

so we could reminisce soon?

 

*Feel me in your arms

I’m the hero in you

Feel me in your heart

are you ready for something new?

 

And if I never see you again

then I won’t have to flee you again

I could just be carefree from sin

or free of caring from within

 

*Feel me in your arms

I’m the hero in you

Feel me in your heart

are you ready for something new?

 

*Feel me in your arms

I’m the hero in you

Feel me in your heart

are you ready for something new?

 

are you ready for something new?

are you ready for something new?

are you ready for something new?

 

 

 

 

4.  Wake up

 

Wake up

Wake up

 

I know too much now

I forgot it all

don’t know no one’s number

so I don’t call

 

Wake up

Wake up

 

Now I don’t nothing

maybe I never did

30 seconds ago

I tried to sell my wit

 

Wake up

Wake up

 

there’s a big difference in our pipe dreams

mine are empty, yours are always full

 

there’s a big difference in our pipe dreams

mine are empty, yours are always full

 

Wake up

Wake up

Wake up

Wake up

 

 

5.  Let Down

 

What if I was to tell you that I’m

that I’m somebody else

would you still be you?

What if I was to tell you I want to be

somebody else

would I still not even be your number two?

would I still be the last on the list for you?

 

*But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down

and I’m never coming down

so tired of being let down

*But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down

and I’m never coming down

so tired of being let down

 

what if I was to tell you that I…

that I’m no longer here

would you even know at all?

what if I was to tell you what you

don’t want to hear

would you just blame the alcohol?

or would you understand at all?

or finally see the writing on the wall?

 

*But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down

and I’m never coming down

so tired of being let down

*But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down

and I’m never coming down

so tired of being let down

 

I’m taking my ball and going home

I’m taking my ball and going home

 

because I don’t belong

I don’t belong

anywhere

 

*But I’m 1/2 a “handle” down

and I’m never coming down

so tired of being let down

so tired of being let down

 

 

6.  Hear for you

 

I’ll request the number and identity please

and hope you don’t outnumber all our common enemies

 

*because we bleed at the same speed

with a real need to get out of here

but we’ll be taking one knee

and only we see what we need to hear

 

I’m here for you

I’m here for you

 

I’ll request nothing at all

from anyone anymore

and I’ll put all my weapons down

you can have your war

 

*because we bleed at the same speed

with a real need to get out of here

but we’ll be taking one knee

and only we see what we need to hear

 

We just to listen for once

and throw away our arrogance

We just to listen for once

and throw away our arrogance

 

*because we bleed at the same speed

with a real need to get out of here

but we’ll be taking one knee

and only we see what we need to hear

*because we bleed at the same speed

with a real need to get out of here

but we’ll be taking one knee

and only we see what we need to hear

 

I’m here for you

I’m here for you

 

 

 

7.  My only brother

 

Alone on a tandem

I’ll be riding alone

pick the cologne at random

just to mess with Mary Kay

but when I finally get there

to the place that’s not known

will there still be any air

or will it all be overblown?

 

*death makes brothers of us all

my only brother is alcohol

 

keep your knives on the table 

so I can see where they’re at

but until I am able

to forgive this still in my back

 

*death makes brothers of us all

my only brother is alcohol

 

I don’t have to hear your story

you told it yourself

but go on and take all your glory

to the personnel

 

*death makes brothers of us all

my only brother is alcohol

*death makes brothers of us all

my only brother is alcohol

 

my only brother

 

 

 

8.  Meaningless

 

I don’t want to be here

It’s just too cruel

I don’t want to be seen here

it’s just too cruel

arguing with a fool 

only proves that there’s two

 

*so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling

and try to find some kind of meaning

 

I don’t want to be here

it’s just too cold

there’s just no room to breathe here

and too many molds

 

*so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling

and try to find some kind of meaning

 

if there is any at all

if there is any at all

 

*so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling

and try to find some kind of meaning

*so I’ll just keep staring at the ceiling

and try to find some kind of meaning

 

if there is any at all

if there is any at all

 

 

 

9.  Pretty Death

 

Here I am as lonely as God

drawing trees on paper again

but the fact checker has taken the whole year off

and has eloped with a favorite part-time vegan

 

*pouring salt in the wound by saying

“pouring salt in the wound”

pretty death come hold breath

petty debt is all you will get

pretty death come hold breath

pretty death

 

Here I am again as lonely as God

tearing down the walls of wolves

but the logical thinker has taken the whole year off

and paid all tolls with their souls

 

*pouring salt in the wound by saying

“pouring salt in the wound”

pretty death come hold breath

petty debt is all you will get

pretty death come hold breath

pretty death

 

*pouring salt in the wound by saying

“pouring salt in the wound”

*pouring salt in the wound by saying

“pouring salt in the wound”

pretty death come hold breath

pretty death come 

 

 

 

 

10.  Ears of the wise

 

It’s hard to tell on one hand

the number of you that have made a plan

it feels as though we’ll have to escape at night

because in my life, I know I won’t see this place unite

 

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

 

 

The past has reared it’s ugly head again

tainting the hearts and minds of simple men

who think they should be ruled with an iron fist

but it’s their own book’s message they have missed

 

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

 

you’d burn me for heresy

when peace is all I want to see

 

if you think that I’m wrong

then think that I’m wrong

but if I’m right

everything will be alright

 

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

*the sooner religion dies

the sooner humanity thrives

gossip and folklore and lies will die

when it reaches the ears of the wise

 

 

 

 

11. Please agree

 

Spread a little common sense on the bread for me

try to live your life in the present tense is what she plead to me

hope to find the lining in the silver screen through the red in my eyes

and make believe your life can be your favorite scene is what she said before I died

 

*but we’ve all seen this told before

and we’ve all seen them close the door

 

a woman’s hardest job is probably juggling wolves in sheep’s clothes at home

leave a finger on the barely beating pulse before it goes alone

 

*but we’ve all seen this told before

and we’ve all seen them close the door

 

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Because nothing’s left of me

who would have guessed I need

I need some rest from me

please agree

please agree

 

*but we’ve all seen this told before

and we’ve all seen them close the door

*but we’ve all seen this told before

and we’ve all seen them close the door

 

!

Because nothing’s left of me

who would have guessed I need

I need some rest from me

please agree

please agree

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