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Headphones
Release date: May 2005
Record label: Suicide Squeeze Records
Format: CD / LP / MP3

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1. Gas and Matches
2. Shit Talker
3. Hot Girls
4. I Never Wanted You
5. Major Cities
6. Natural Disaster
7. Hello Operator
8. Pink and Brown
9. Wise Blood
10. Slow Car Crash

LYRICS:

1. Gas and Matches

All the way up here
I was thinking it over
I wish we could drink some beer
And work it out.Our lungs were burning
We’re starting to worry
I couldn’t catch my breath
Or slow my heart beat.
We took your photograph;
We thought thought we’d have a few good laughs
At your expense.Here you thought we were your friends.
I guess now you know.

Or do you?

Are they really
People like that
Or is this idea
Making shit up
Pity party
Feeling sorry for yourself

We were begging for mercy
You were holding a gas can
You had our hands tied
Behind our backs
I started crying.
I thought it was over.
You pulled a matchbook from your back pocket.

We took your photograph
We thought we’d have a few good laughs
At your expense.
Here you thought we were your friends.
I guess now you know.

We knew you were half and half
But we never knew you were
A psychopath
Or that you’d have the last laugh
I guess now we know.

2. Shit Talker
You talk shit about them to me.
You talk shit about me to them.
And they know that you have to know they do.
And now you know I know too.I guess that’s what you get for being born in the ’70s,
But I won’t hold it against you
If you don’t hold it against me.Because I talk shit about you too.
I swear I thought you knew
All the conversations
People have about you
Shit that you won’t ever hear.
Shit, man. Oh shit, man.

I guess that’s what you get for being born in the ’70s.
But I won’t hold it against you if you don’t hold it against me.

3. Hot Girls
Making the most of the time that you have
Has never been easy,
But you’re getting better.
I know, I know.Doing your best is enough
If you don’t know your potential.
With no expectations
You can’t go wrong.I tried to warn you, but it looks like I was wrong.
So I’m glad you weren’t home.
So you did not hear the phone.

Now you’re up against it,
Time is running out,
And your little lady wants a car and a house.
Style is taking over.
Everybody knows the songs are on their way out.

I tried to warn you, but it looks like I was wrong.
I called to beg you not to write that stupid song.
But as it happens now it’s burning up the charts
And breaking hot girls’ hearts
As it masquerades as art.

4. I Never Wanted You
I never wanted you.
I never wanted to.
I know I told you I did
In front of witnesses.
And then we lit one wick
But now I get my kicks.I know you never suspected
Because I never said
Baby I was faking the whole time.
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.You know it isn’t like me to be
Inflammatory.
But rather than let you think that I was
So naá¯ve, I’d have you believe.

I never wanted you
I never wanted you.
You never had my heart.
Our love was never true.

I know you never suspected
Because I never said, but
Baby, I was faking the whole time
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

No we never connected
You only thought we did.
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

5. Major Cities
All empires
Eventually expire
And when they finally do
It’s never pretty.So just sit back
And wait for the attacks
Especially in the major cities.Please hold my hand, son.
Daddy’s got you.
Mamma’s out in the car and
She packed your favorite blue shoes.

Here they come
Exploding like the sun
Ringing in my ears like independence
I love you
This doesn’t favor me.
Still bullies out to get what’s coming.

6. Natural Disaster
Here I thought the drinks were free,
But all the time they were grooming me
To be the egg that laid the golden goose.
Now I know we disagree, but soon enough we will all be free
(It is?) to worship any way I choose.But you will wait on the rapture
Or a natural disaster
To come around
Or maybe a couple of airplanes
Could crash into buildings
And put the fear of God in you.Cause now we’re taking over
And no one is the wiser
With Mexican and Negro
Cabinet Advisors

I cut down the cherry tree
And then my mother confronted me;
I told her I could never tell a lie.
Cause I have integrity
If you had been there then you’d agree.
That no one wants to hear the truth.

What do you want from me?
Can’t you see that I’m a talking puppet?
And when someone pulls my strings
I mouth the words and I suggest you follow suit.

If you would wait on the rapture
Or a natural disaster to come around
Or maybe a couple of airplanes
Could crash into buildings
And put the fear of God in you.

7. Hello Operator
Hello Operator
I would like to place a call
To the pale gray telephone
That is hanging on the wall.I know this sounds crazy, but…
Could you patch me through?
So she does not hear me ringing,
I will wait. I’ve got nothing else to do.So when she finally picks me up
Checking for a dial-tone,
To finger in the number of
Her new lover’s telephone.

I will be resting on the earlobe that I used to hunt? and peck
I will slowly wrap myself around her pretty little neck
I’ll begin the explanation as to why she cannot breathe.
You should not have been unfaithful
You should not have ever fucked with me.

8. Pink and Brown
You won’t regret it
I won’t regret it anymore.
I’m supposed to call you to make sure you know.
I know it’s over.
You’ve known it’s over for a while.
Why the smokescreen?
Why can’t you say what you mean?But all the stolen kisses
And all the pink and brown
And if you want to end it, then
Just pull the plug and shut it down.
No one sees it coming,
But everybody knows
That if you want the money, you just have to take it.If you don’t regret it,
Then whats with you staring at the floor
All remorseful
Like you’re not sure what happened?

All the stolen kisses
All the pink and brown
And if you want to end it,
You just pull the plug and shut it down
No one sees it coming,
But everybody knows,
That if you want the money, you just have to take it
Or you’ll never make it.

9. Wise Blood
There on the back wall
You could see pictures of three
Who had braved the mighty sea,
With their chests of gold and greed
In the hope they would be free of tyranny.Ain’t that how it always ends?
These two started off as friends/enemies.If you think you’ve been redeemed,
Then I wouldn’t want to be.
If you think you’ve been redeemed
Then I wouldn’t want to be.
If you think you’ve been redeemed.

10. Slow Car Crash
Your purse hit the wind shield when I locked the brakes
Airbags inflated, seat belts engaged
A semi was jack knifed because of the rain
A hundred yards up blocking 3 lanes
We knew it was over and we both looked away
Right at each other with spare time to say
Babe, i love you and babe, i love you, too.
11. Five Chord
It all depends on what you’re after
Write out the notes measure for measure
Not your favorite instrument
But no less essentialYou need some time time to perfect it
I need some wine but it isn’t noon yet
What’s the use in arguing
If it’s not to see who winsMake your voice an instrument
Pick out a good note
Play it as loud as you can

I need a drink
Some time to think it over
Man, it’s getting heavy in here
Could you play the five chord
Please and thank you

Say please and thank you.

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