State of Grace - Nomeansno

Joy....



Phone you mom, you're human
Don't play dumb, you're human
I know that you are anxiuos
You want more than this

Clean your mess, you're human
Get undressed, you're human
I know you're embarressed
Pale and hairless

Step right up folks and join the fun
See the amazing ape with his opposable thumb
You'll be shocked, amazed, even horrified
That so much can be so compramised

Little monkeys making money
Naked monkey looking funny
Mighty males are strong and free
Female monkey, not so lucky
Rocking monkeys, funky monkeys
Monkeys sticking other mnkeys
Monkeys wrong or monkeys right
Mostly flexing monkey might
Humans

Now you've lost your Eden
There is no returning
It stares up and out at you
It's not for you

I dn't care, I'm human
I'm too scared, I'm human
I know you want peace of mind
To be with your kind

You won't believe your eyes
A cranium of unparalled size
Immaculate if ill conceived
A sight not to be believed

Little monkey making money...

I like other humans
They're so very human
I know that it's obvious
We're all just like this
Only human



Wake up screaming in the middle of the night
Felt a chill and had a terrible fright
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Was I wrong or was I right?
Could it be me, I've been walking in my sleep
Mumbling to the secrets that I keep
Was I wrong or was I right?
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night

Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Woke up screaming, had a terrible fright
Was I wrong or was I right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
I hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night

Saw you in a dram and your eyes were brigt
Stark, staring mad with a terrible light
Everything you said, well it didn't sound right
And the way you grined it was a terrible sight
Could it be me, I've been walking in my sleep
Laughing and a grinning at hte people that I meet
Was I wrong or was I right?
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night

Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Woke up screaming, had a terrible fright
Everything you said, well it didn't sound right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
I hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night

Was I wrong or was I right?
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Spread it's wing an then it took flight
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
I hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night
Hope I am wrong but I know i'm right
Thought I saw a devil or an angel in the night



For all to see, open your hands and show the
Self surgery, see the scars, trace the seams
A heart on a sleeve, and the words, words, hear the words, words as they
Repeat the refrain
Trying hard to explain

He's got it, man, he's covered in it, just look at him
One more time, man, you've got it, just do it!
He learned how to bleed
He learned how to bleed
Just look at him

The works and the days, squeezing each out another
Drop from the stone, one more push, one more groan
This is the best, what more can you expect can you see
What have you done
The prize you have won

He's down, but look, he's back up again
How does he do it?
He learned how to bleed
He learned how to bleed
Just look at him

What a weary way we wend
In this world without end
You learn to fall and then
You learn to stand up again

Aquire the skills, gather the will to do it
Learn b degrees, learn ist slow, learn it heard
It is the art of tearing it apart and when you
Know what you know
Let it out, let it go

No more tricks, ma, we've seen the fakes, just do it!
That's it, man, let it out, just do it!
He learned how to bleed
He learned how to bleed
Just look at him



All that you f_cking got why don't you give it to me
That Raiders baseball cap would sure look good on me
I walk the streets at night and in my fantasy
All of the girls I pass have got the hots for me
I want a million bucks, I want a limousine
I want a jet to fly me to the Caribbean
You're gonna see my face on all the magazines
You're gonne hear me scream

I gotta gun, I'm gonna finally be someone
I gotta gun, I'm gonna cut somebody down
I gotta gun, I'm gonna finallly be someone
I gotta gun, I'm gonna shoot somebody

My Pop is dead, my Mom si shooting methadrine
All that I know is see it on TV screen
I kill the f_cking starts, that is my fantasy
That f_cking phoney geeks don't mean alot to me
I got no special love for reality
I got no f_cking views on foreign policy
I'm gonna go dontown, I'm gonna have some fun
I'm gonna shoot someone

I gotta gun ...

The AM-PM guy is bleeding On the floor
The city cops are kicking in the swinging
does
I turn around, I know my f_cking life is done
It's time to have sonne fun

I gotta gun ...

I'm gonna Shoot somehody
You



Don't ask me what to do
I get sick just thinking about you
And when I look at all we've done
I went to walk away just hang my head und pray
That you will, look at me, what da you see?
Am I the king of the hill, standing over his kill?
Well baby
The taste of blood is sweet, I'll lay this carcass at your feet
lf you'll only keep me company
This is it, my politics this is it
I've learned to hate, it's much to late
This is it, my politics
I stand before you, a simple man
A sly dog
A politician
This is it, my politics this is it

I've seen more than I can stand
But in my acts and deeds I'm a political man
I'll give you, I'll give you all my worn out tools
Another brutal shot of my rhythm und blues
I need to
To draw you close, to joke your hand
And in your shining face I see the promised land
Well baby
Maybe you can share with me the depths of our compability
In the crimes of humanity
This is it, my politics this is it
I love to hate, that's f_cking great
This is it, my politics

Out the edge between the living and the dead,
I try to throw you off with a shake of my head.
I try to drag you down and bury you alive,
but when I fall asleep that's when you open your eyes.
You laugh, you cry, you look me in the eye with your hang-dog face,
that's when I put you in your place.
Can you tell me, how will you survive?
You have to be the biggest fool alive.

I lay awake all night but all that I can see are the vicious, clever lies of my mythology.
I'm beating my head up against the wall and on each single,
separate brick there is a picture of you all.
This is it, the end, I'll tell you what I'll do,
I'm going to pick you with a stick und look inside of you.
But when you wander in the dark there is nothing to see.
I'm on a desperate search for reality.

To tell the truth, you can all get screwed
I'd like to give you a kick, you little son of a b_tch
Just let me
Let me get my hands around your throat
And I will choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke and choke
What is the bitter explanation for the violence of my indignation?
Well, it's as plain as the nose an my face
I am a member of the human race
This is it, my politics this is it
I love to hate, that's f_cking great
This is it, my politics
I stand before you, a simple man
A sly dog
A politician
This is it, my politics
Hate



Faced with several choices
All of them wrong
Snap out of it, I tell myself
Stop singing that same old song
The All Clear sounds but the streets are deserted
We sit in shelters with out eyes averted
I searched for your face amoung those who remained
But they were
All the Same

I wanted it all, now I find I'm lost

You screamed that I had sold you out
That there had to he something I could do
I'm just trying to hold on, I said
But when you were gone what could I hold on to?
This world is tangled deceptive and huge
You make your choices, try to find what's true
You got lost, that's what happened to you
But now
I'm lost too
Lost

To this land I was driven, to the land of the misgiven,
To the land of false starts, to the land of missing parts
I wanted it all, now I find I'm lost
Lost

I go to work everyday
Come home and watch the news
What chance did we have, I think
Just us two?
In the Occupied Zone there's nowhere to hide
Missiles with eyes search for all who survive
I couldn't get through at all
Still I called und called und called
Lost



When wo were young we played among the flowers
And s_cked upon the nipples of nur motherstits

But now before us all of nature cowers
Through fear und death we've moulded out relationships

The breeze is blowing lightly through the tree tops
The sun is out, we're basking in the light of day
The birds are eating bugs out of out sore spots
The clouds are drifting os we dream the hours away

But I got restless, felt a little hungry
So I jumped into my car
Did not go far
Found a parking spot
And got out for a walk
Using my eyes, using my ears
I'm walking I'm smelling
I'm walking I'm smelling
Something's cooking
I smell something cooking
Something's ooking
I smell something cooking
It's running, but I'm faster
It's jumping that's what I'm after

There's new life for us to eat
I prey on the young und weak
There's new life fore us to eat
I prey on the young und weak

What's your problem, life's a breeze
Frist you run and then you eat

The pavement's bubbling tar along the runway
The purring of our engines drives the birds away
A thousand voices cry in the arena
A thousand voices cry with just one thing to say
When we were young the world was like a vision
The colours und the sounds they look out breath away
But now we watch it all on television
While eating processed meat off of a plastic tray

But I got restless felt a little hungry
So I jumped into my car
Did not go for
Found a parking spot
And jumped out for a walk
Using my eyes, using my ears
I'm walking I'm smelling
I'm walking I'm smelling
Something's cooking
I smell something cooking
Something's cooking
I smell something cooking
It's running, but I'm faster
It's jumping that's what I'm after

There's - life for us to eat
I prey an the young und weak
There's new life for us to out
I prey on the young und weakk

Life is simple, here's the key
First you rest and then you feed

We're Predators
We're Predators you and I
I have no blood on my hands
I have blood on my teeth
Relish



You are not in focus
(pinch the buns und pass the weenie, looking for the perfect queen bee)

In your heart you know this (mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the phoniest of all)

Through the cracks you crawl
(in between the contradictions, what is truth and what is friction)

With no legs at all (in the corner with the pie, you kissed the girls
and made them cry but when the boys came out to play, you made a perfect getaway)

Wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley wiggley, wiggley, viggley, wiggley worm

Now your dreams have come true
(high atop an ivory tower, counting every pre-cious hour)

There is nothing to do (in the comfort of the soil there is no place for sweat and toil)

Bigger fish get fried (I don't want to grow a head, I'd rather f_ck myself instead)

In the grass you hide
(mommy told me, and its true, I am a better worm than you
oh, how I love the squeaky sound of music from the Underground)

Wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley worm

When is man not a man?
When he's a sham

Stick the bait upon the hook

Wigqley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley wigqley, wiggley, wiggley, wiggley worm



Mixed emoitions up for grabs in bed
He wants some love unreal
Fixture of his imagination
He finds love an easy victim
Pretending you don't care
Pretending you don't mind
Pretending it's all right
Pretending you're just fine
Tuck it away

In all her best pretensions, she made
Real all her inventions, now she's
Everything she knew she would be
She finds love an easy victim
Pretending you don't care
Pretending you don't mind
Pretending it's all right
Pretending you're just fine
Tuck it away

We all agree it's such a bore
Don't talk about it anymore
We all agree it's such a bore
Don't ever talk about it
Don't even think about it
Tuck it away



Ready or not
Eehaw, looks kile I got a datem boys

You end with an ear if you start with a sound
Break in a circle that comes never round
Opened my eyes to see the light
There you were to my delight

Hair in your nose and frost in you brow
You looked like a bear but you smelled like a cow
You made me meal of milk and wheat
I opened a vein and bled to your feet

Variety, variety, that's what I like to see
Joy the world you dirty old bag
This is the best time I ever had
One day was an eternity
Here's to the years that you gave to me

Here's to the rain that flatters my hair
Here's to the smell of smoke in the air
Here's to the straw where I make my bed
Here's to the hole where i'm lying dead

Ready or not
What I like is the incredible variety
Ready - no, no, no
Ready or not



First I tolf to myself there was no more than the sound
Of the wind through an open door, and if no one
entered it was no crime - at least it was none of
mine, and all isaw I kept at bay, an empty heard
in an emtpy space, there was no reason for me to
live, I had nothing to give, nothing to give

I closed my eyes and to my surprise my heard
was beating I was still alive
Was there really nothing I could do?
No, it can't be true!
I've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long
I've been lying to myself, lying to myself
And it can't go on
Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I've ben lying to myself and it can't go on

At first I tried to blame the world for all evils
That were unfurled, flags of sin blowing in the
Wind over church and state, the rich and the
Great, but when I listened all I really heard was
My own voice and my own words, sometimes
Begging for love, sometime screaming with
hate, screaming with hate

I don't trust that voice in my head, it's not mine it's the voice of the dead
And why do you ask me what I think is true?
I learned it all from you!
I've been lying to myself, lying to myself for so long
I've been lying to myself, lying to myself and it can't go on
Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I've lying to myself and can't go on

In the end, you are my only friend and all I see is you,
and all I have to give, my friend, I will give it to you.
Who do I mean? Who am I talking to?
How could it be more plain to you? Wake up.
Look in your heart. Who are you? What is your name?

If I take a sh_t in your perfect world it's only so
You'll know me by my smell
And though you turn away like you don't understand
You know all too well
You don't want to look, you don't want to touch
You don't want tp pay cause it costs so much
You just smile and wish me well
Well, you can go to hell!
Cause I'm lying in state, I've been lying in a state of grace
I'm lying in state
I've lying to myself and can't go on


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