SELF PARODY

...i love lizard skin...

Self Parody

(All songs are written by Winston Campbell, Jr. except where specified)

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the source


father father
mother mother
come together to make
brother brother
i was a bad kid
playing with matches
passion and fire
it burns and it tires
well, what would you expect
i demanded nuff respect
jumped off the top of the roof
with a rope around my neck

geez, louise
you come back and burn down the shack
she's routine
she's returned just to watch it burn

father father
mother mother
just give it up now
why would you even bother
i'm out at night
i'm so out of sight
unlit dynamite
ready to press on with the fight
well, what would you expect
i demanded nuff respect
laughing all the way
with a rope around my neck

geez, louise
you come back and burn down the shack
she's routine
she's returned just to watch it burn

father father
mother mother
come together
to beat brother brother

geez, louise
you come back and burn down the shack
she's routine
she's returned just to watch it burn
and i'm not the only one
you now have another son
now here we are the second two
well what am i supposed to do
all i wanted was the name
so now i guess i'll have the fame
and i guess it has to be this way
now i'll have it all to say
now i'll have it all to say
now i'll have it all to say
			

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c'mon now


well i wanna love you baby
if a man wanna love you too
cause i got a little man, baby
and a puny man body too
and i wanna kiss you baby
if the needle done prick me too
cause i wanna sew you baby
with a thread that'll clothe you too
c'mon now!

i won't make it this time
this time
i won't make it this time

well i wanna sweep you baby
sweep you off your feet at two
cause i got this ring here baby
cause i wanna be with you
and i wanna kiss you baby
with lips of the ocean blue
put the red gloss on me
lipsticks and pussy too
c'mon now!

i won't make it this time
this time
i won't make it this time

i'm in love with you
i'm in love with you

you got to groove with the music
groove with the music
uh-huh, yeah
you got to groove with the music
groove with the music

well i wanna love you baby
if a man wanna love you too
well i is a baby man babe
if a man was in love with you
and i wanna kiss you baby
if the needle done prick me too
cause i wanna sew you baby
with a thread that'll clothe you too
c'mon now!

i won't make it this time
this time
i won't make it this time
			

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a happy day


it was a happy day
in the month of may
it was a happy day
during the months of turmoil and dismay

thinking aside on a cloudy day
painting the colours in the month of may 
your beautiful face has brought out the day
all towards the rainbow
speaking out loud on a sunny day
on a happy day

it was a happy day
in the month of may
it was a happy day
during the years of dysfunction and despair

(well smile)
you are the one
(you child)
go get my gun
(your smile)
we'll have some fun
(like a mile)
under the sun
(of my life)
we weigh a ton
(and your kind)
oh no my love
(it is my)
you've got a bun
(it is my)
in the oven

did you turn off the oven?

it was a happy day
in the month of may
it was a happy day
during the decades of mold and decay
you turned around, you gave me the sound
what life was and what it is
you drove me here, you drove me there
you took me everywhere

(well smile)
you left the bun
(you child)
in the oven
(your smile)
it's over done
(like a mile)
what you did hon
(of my life)
was left it on
(and your kind)
now it is gone
(it is my)
it's like the sun
(it is my)
in the oven
(what?)

thinking out loud on a cloudy day
counting the flowers in the month of may
your beautiful lips
the curve of your hips
your warm fingertips on me
lying awake on a sunny day
when you have everything, what more can you say
i am who I am
so you understand
you are the best day of my life
on this rainy day
on a happy day

your god and my god
they're all the same
as long as we love each other
i think we'll be okay
			

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clowns


come try take this balloon from me
and i'll cut your face
come try take this makeup from me
and i'll cut your face
you don't know where i come from
you don't know a single thing
come try touch me and you know
i'll cut your face
slash left, right
don't care the age
cause i'll cut your face
i'll cut your face
i'm so alone
please don't let me live this world alone
i'll cut your face

you and me will be best friends now
don't turn away or
i will take my knife and
cut your face off
cause i'm scared of
humans trying
to have a laugh of me

come try to find me right now
i'm nowhere to be found
the last party i did
my mind just didn't come around
little kid tried to take this balloon from me
and i cut his face
i cut his face
now i don't know what to do
maybe i'll cut my own face off this time

you and me will share this hot dog
hot dog's made of meat i don't want to
know what meat the hot dog is made of
i think it's processed
but whatever
you die
and i cry for you this time now
cause i understand
what it is we are

i am a clown 
i get around
i get around
i go home alone
and in the shower
i slowly cry
i don't want to die
i'm so alone
i have no one to call my own
i am a clown
i get around
i just get around

and the kids don't do a thing
don't do a thing
don't do a thing
don't do a thing
to make this pain go away
all their smiles 
and all their laughter
don't do a thing
don't do a thing
			

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people


i don't trust
the president
what's he gotta hide?
has he paid his rent?
he won't come out
we can't go in
blocked by security
and mary lynn

what we need
is a star
keifer sutherland
or johnny marr
kurt cobain
had stomach pains
yet someone put a bullet
inside his brain

i don't care
i don't care

the people
they know what is going on

i was young
now i'm old
forgot the things
i was told
by my daddy
well he left me
he was heavy
in the TV

men have this choice
between breast or thigh
yet some choose the back
of some other guy
some fight a war
some throw stones
we're searching for macauley
is he still home... alone?
i don't know

but the people
they know what is going on

if you
had to hide
what you felt
so deep inside
would you allow
me in
lift up that dress
but then again

they say what you eat
is what you are
and what you drink
waits for you at the bar
you don't trust
the president
because he hides
when he stiffs you on the rent

i don't care
i don't care

forget the crazies
forget the stalkers
why did they have to kill off
renee walker

forget the past
and imani miller
is it beenie man
or bounty killer?

i don't care
i don't care
			

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hitchens versus boteach


let me try to tell a story of when i was a little boy
and i played a little girl in a school play
and i was amazed by the part the role played to me
it didn't match the role of my former self
because the role didn't seem to make much sense
when you put it on top of itself
and pull it from the bottom
what do you really have?
but only blind faith
so roll down the stairs we did
roll down on the stairs we did
until we got hit!

oh my logic
oh my logic

let me try to back up a little bit
of when the older boys tried to make me hold the national flag
it was heavy and i was weak
because i was a skinny boy playing this fat girl
with pigtails of such
but that is irrelevant right now
and after a while the red of the audience
decided to display itself to me
with the people clapping and laughing
and having a grand old time
while this little boy fell into the main chair
of the annointed one
with his kind eyes and wordly face
who holds up the bread only to hear a bell chime
only to put it down again
to grab some wine
to lift it up
only to hear the bell chime again
to put it down again
and i say
oh my logic
what does this really mean?
what is he trying to say?
does this make sense
well is anything else supposed to make sense
when you try to lift up again
and pull it between your eyes

oh my logic
oh my logic

when all you need are your friends
yes
when all you need are your friends
they are the ones to step behind you
when all you really need are your friends
yes?
yes!

so there really is no moral behind these stories i'm trying to tell
because these are really not stories i'm trying to tell
they're just stream of conscious verse
that somehow lodged itself into my brain
only to be siphoned out by the nonbelievers
and the ones who questioned the blind allegiances
the audacity to question your parents
and your teachers
and your leaders
your authority figures
your president
your congress
when only they died on the cross for you
and you could care less
but i care
cause I'm always there
and this is where my story ends
because i have no story
because i am no one
in the grand scheme of things
we are nothing
only nothing
we are only nothing

we are only nothing

when your parents come for you
remember to pack a piece of your innocence
when they come for you
daddy, what does this really mean?
mommy, daddy
what does this really mean?
please, please tell me
please, please tell me
please
			

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when the race war hits


i don't know who you think you are
running your mouth all over the place
i don't care to see your face
do you not know my name?

i don't judge or want to be judged
i just want to be left alone
you on the other hand, you know it all
well do you, know it all?

when the race war hits
we'll travel down
we'll shop around
into the town
when the race war hits
we'll travel light
we'll watch the sights
all through the nights
da da dum
da da dum
da da dum
da da dum

i don't know who you think you are
running around all over this place
this foolishness to me, it's all the same
well do you not know my name?

and all of this knowledge and all of our presence
gets shifted away to obsolescence
and all of our stories and all of our plight
all cancel each other in the pale of moonlight
a fool will wink and take the stage
but he doth not yet know my name

when the race war hits
we'll travel down
right into town
we'll shop around
when the race war hits
we'll fly a kite
we'll paint it white
oh what a pretty sight
da da dum
da da dum
da da dum
da da dum

do you know me?
(well do you?  do you?)
do you know me?
i don't really think you do
do you believe?

do you believe in the all the beauty of the world?
i don't know
do you believe in all all the beauty of the world?
i don't know
i don't know
don't know

i don't know who you think you are
or just what it is you're doing here
i don't care what you have to say
i can tell it's all the same
			

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only nothing


there's a secret rights convention
that's happening in your mind
it won't have you
it won't have you this time
you will walk up to the house of failing fortunes
they will have you
they must have you this time
 
you must grow up to take it in stride
get off of that high horse you so readily ride
when all the misgivings
line up just to choke you
all i can offer now
is only nothing
 
there's a secret rights convention
that's happening all the time
they will have you
they will have you tonight
you will tip off the high horse of village fools
they may eat you
but they won't cheat you in time
 
when you follow and feel left behind
don't go chasing what you can't trace in time
when all the king's horses
line up to stroke you
anticipation
with no relief makes the little boy blue
 
there's a secret rights convention
that's happening in your mind
it won't have you
it won't have you this time
i won't have you
i can't have you this time

say what you say what you wanted to say
but I really think that it's really okay
inside of your house
and into your room
well look at the time
we must be leaving soon
unless you play a gracious song
to get us prancing on the lawn
maybe chord it into your thong
so we can cheek to strum along
and only nothing
only nothing is truly something
only nothing
well that's truly something
			

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the snakes win


i walked out today
looked up
didn't know what to say
man on the roof looked down at me
before he jumped he said "you are what you see"
oh my, for heaven's sake
he hit the ground but he did not break

i walked out today
in the womb of the old town's display
i tore off all of my skin
cause the scars won't ever let me in

if i come
i come back
then they win
and i'll cry
cry like a sissy man girly whachamacallit

i walked out today
looked down
didn't know what to say
little man jumped up at me
before he fell he said "i like your soft feet"
oh why, for heaven's sake
he got bit by the rattlesnake

if i come
i come back
then they win
and i'll die
die this death of a thousand times
die this death of a thousand times

the snakes win
the snakes win
no...
if i come
i come back now
the snakes win
			

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the flight attendant


hello hello my little girl
got a black bag with lots of pearls
come with me and we'll tour the world
sold out shows on the circuit twirl
scratch your knee and watch it burn
the gravy pours out into the urn
flinch your skin and orafice
oh dear man, i want to urinate
oh oh oh
urinate
oh oh oh
urinate
oh oh oh
urinate
oh oh oh uh-ho ho ho
come with me and beat your hand
heat for the burn and skin tight pants
i wanna be a vin diesel soap
you wanna be frank serpico
i wanna blow my nose
i want to blow my nose

oh man
i want to blow my nose
on this cocaine
want to blow my nose
on this cocaine

(come with me)
(all this time)
(we go off to the crime scene)

hello hello my big fat girl
got a black bag with a lack of pearls
come with me and we'll tour the world
sold out shows on the circuit twirl
scratch your ball and watch it fall
i'll shove this election up against the wall

i want to blow my nose
on cocaine
i want to blow my nose
on cocaine

(i'll serve your drink)
(you want some peanuts)
(i'm here for you)
(i am always here for you)

b chord!
(cocaine)
b chord!
b chord!
(cocaine)
b chord!
b chord jazz
(it's illegal)
like jimi hendrix played
(cocaine)
in... back in the day
(it's illegal)
(guitar solo right now)
solo!

i want to blow my nose
on this cocaine
on this cocaine

get me out of here
get me
get me out of here
get me a friend
get me david koch
koch has a cain
get me out of here
and leave the cocaine
			

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years


i ain't slippin' through no more for you
i won't see it
i ain't slippin', no never
i'm done slipping all through the cracks
i found joy and joy left me
it's not fair
you will seize it
well i have left my own devices to you
so feel it

i have made the world her and i

i don't know where i am headed now
you can show me
you can lead me through the righteous
if you don't know me
i found joy and she left me
it's not fair
she will kick me
down to the ground i fall for you
defeated

i have made the world her and i

i ain't slippin' through no more for you
i won't see it
i ain't slipping', no never
i'm done slipping all through your cracks
i found joy and joy left me
it's not fair
she will be it
well i have lost myself within you
so feel it

i have made the world her and i
			

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the sink

(instrumental)
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