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YOUR SIDE

All your saints are sinning
and all your bells have stopped ringing,
but at least your side is winning. x2

    You spent so much time
    in front of the line,
    you dont know
    no ones behind you anymore.
With throats cut you've stopped singing.
You aspire to be the perfect lemming
but at least your side is winning. x2
    (repeat chorus)
Your life's not worth a pfennig.
Your time is ending.
At least your side is winning. x2

PROPHECY

coiled up, gleaming
breathing, dreaming
planning, biding
sick of hiding
slough off this skin
see what's within
coming unwound
serpent unbound
it was foretold
conflict so old
a reptile curled at the base of the skull
a tentacled thing that clings to the hull
weeping, gnashing lashing at your heart
the promethean fire blowing heaven apart

KILL FREEDOM

This threat is the worst yet.
We regret the loss of liberty.
It's mandatory. Your security
is more important than some old piece of paper.
Don't give me that "Constitution" crap today.
It's not like you were using your freedom anyway.
The right to shop, to obey every cop,
to toe the line, to stand behind every demagogue:
these are the only rights preserved.
Democracy is well-served by your guardians of virtue.

    Kill, kill, kill freedom
    before it kills you.
There ought to be limits to what's free
Freedom is about authority
and plutocracy.
That's the American way.
That's the way it is today.
So salute the flag and sing your hymn
and nevermind about what happened to him.
Fear thy neighbor, hate the other,
and let every man snitch upon his brother.
    Kill, kill, kill freedom
    before it kills you.
And if you get some funny idea
about your so-called "rights",
we have thousands of cops to put out your lights.
We have dozens of pundits, 24 hours a day,
to disparage and distort everything you say.
We have millions of dollars to spend on our campaign:
"Freedom is slavery and sanity's insane!"
Give us your liberty (you'll never get it back)
and you'll give us even more after the next attack.
What do we care? We're doing God's will.
An angel gets his wings for every enemy we kill.
SHUT YOUR MOUTH

We'd all be much better off
if you'd just shut your mouth
and stop the raw meat flowing in.
Stop the venom flowing out.
Your mouth:
all teeth and razor tongue.
You gnawed whatever you could find;
charmed us with the songs you sung;
chewed our legs off. We don't mind.
We'd all be much better off
if you'd just close your eyes
and stop coveting what you see.
Stop the venom in your mind.
Your mind:
calculating debt and cost.
Elaborate philosophies
to justify a holocaust.
Your kingdom is made of ash.
We'd all be much better off
if you'd just shut your mouth
and stop the fresh blood flowing in.
Stop the warplanes flying out.
Shut your mouth!

    Hinge down, hinge up: biting.
    Power versus power: fighting.
    Canine versus canine: grinding.
    Draining, blaming, blinding.
    A man stands in the valley lusting --
    pistons and dull blades thrusting.
    You eat life, you spew out dead sludge.
    Your gods can't soothe this grudge.
We'd all be much better off
if you'd just shut your mouth
and stop the raw meat flowing in.
Stop the venom flowing out.
Your mouth:
all teeth and razor tongue.
You gnawed whatever you could find;
charmed us with the songs you sung;
chewed our legs off. We don't mind.
We'd all be much better off
if you'd just shut your mouth
and stop the fresh blood flowing in.
Stop the warplanes flying out.
Your mouth!
Like Fenrir you devour.
We've come to put you under
and at the appointed hour
we'll tear your jaws asunder.
DOUBLE GREATEST

I'm the Einstein of pugilism:
each jab an atom bomb.
After I'm through with you
you'll want to call your mom.
I'm the peak of every mountaintop,
the beautifullest weather,
untouchable in every way.
I'm gonna live forever!

    You can't stop me!
    King Kong ain't got nothin' on me.
I'm so mean,
I had a dream I beat myself up.
Poetry flows through these lips --
it's hard to keep my mouth shut.
I am immortal --
inside of me the blood of kings.
A holiday should be declared
each time I step inside the ring.
Have you ever seen such beauty
in body, soul and mind?
I'm the center of the universe,
the greatest of all time.
    King Kong ain't got nothin' on me.
IDÉE FIXE

Eyes unblinking, can't stop thinking,
took some No-Doz, stared at your photos.
Mental mayhem at three AM.
The question I face: How do you taste?

    Lock me up with all the freaks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
    I've thought about you for weeks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
It's a question of obsession.
My willpower's drained from my poor brain.
I've been trained to consume from the womb to the tomb;
to turn my obsessions into my possessions.
    Lock me up with all the freaks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
    I've thought about you for weeks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
    Your eyes, your hair, your lips, your cheeks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
    I'll never get what my heart seeks.
    Idée fixe, idée fixe.
QUIT THE GAME

Make sure that your hair's just so.
It's not what you do, but who you know.
Everybody looks the same.
I'm so glad I quit this game.
You're just here to raise your score.
I don't really care any more.
Your approval's not my aim.
I'm so glad I quit this game.
I don't care if you don't like my style.
I haven't cared for quite a while.
I'm not trying to get girls or fame.
I'm so glad I quit this game.

    I never knew
    all the rules.
    I didn't want to say
    that I didn't want to play
    your goddamn game.
I don't want to be your king.
Go and find the next big thing.
Your approval's not my aim.
I'm so glad I quit this game.

SHAVE THE APE

See his knuckles scrape.
See his mouth agape.
Calm him, tame him, love him, change him.
Try to clean the slate.
Try to shave the ape.
Calm him, tame him, love him, change him.
He's the kind of problem that can't be solved.
He's the kind of beast that won't evolve.
No, you can't shave the ape.
Thanks to you, he's all set.
That beast treats you like his pet.
You cannot shave the ape.
How much more can you take?
Do you acknowledge your mistake?
You cannot shave the ape.
This task is far too Sisyphean.
Don't treat him like a human being.
You cannot shave the ape.
There's nothing left to say.
Just turn around and walk away.
You cannot shave the ape.


Notes on lyrics:
All lyrics by Jamie Miller except "Double Greatest" by Jared Manning.
"Double Greatest" contains deliberate references to the movies Popeye and Highlander.
"Kill Freedom" refers to two actual quotes by George Bush ("There ought to be limits to freedom") and Rudy Giuliani ("Freedom is about authority").