The Good For Naughts

by The Good For Naughts

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released 01 May 2011

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Track Name: Louder
We'll never do it with weapons
Cause everybody knows that's absurd
You come around we'll hunt you down
When we do it we're gonna do it with words

But I won't lie to you
I get tired too
When they turn the volume down to two

We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out longer than them
We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out
Cause they tell us what to think
And the can tell us what to feel
But we'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out

It's gonna feel like an earthquake
But that's just the sound of the boots
Out in the street we stomp our feet
You will see us we'll be all over the news

But I won't lie to you
I get discouraged too
When they put the channels all on mute

We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out longer than them
We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out
Cause they tell us what to think
And the can tell us what to feel
But we'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out

I hear them shouting
We have you all so surrounded
So come out, come out, come out
But I dare you to come in

We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out longer than them
We'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out
Cause they tell us what to think
And the can tell us what to feel
But we'll just yell louder than them
We'll just hold out
Track Name: Things Are Always Falling Apart
It's a lie
But everybody tells it
Right before the ship goes down
“We'll be fine”
But you're spitting out the water
And everybody knows you're gonna drown

I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause I don't believe a word
I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause you know I don't believe you so

Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
I can't believe we'll be fine, we'll be alright
If the opposite appears to be true
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart

It' a lie
But everybody tells it
Right before the bomb goes off
“There's still time”
But you've cut the green wire
And it doesn't look like it's gonna stop

I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause I don't believe a word
I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause you know I don't believe you so

Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
I can't believe we'll be fine, we'll be alright
If the opposite appears to be true
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart

No one tells you when things aren't looking good
No one tells you even though they swore they would
No one tells you when everything's gone to hell
No one says a thing as if you couldn't tell

I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause I don't believe a word
I wish you'd tell me the truth
Cause you know I don't believe you so

Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
I can't believe we'll be fine, we'll be alright
If the opposite appears to be true
Shut up, shut up
Cause things are always falling apart
Track Name: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
I was once told, that I could be king
I was once told that I could do anything
Then when I did, they asked me "what's next?"
When I'd done that, they asked if that was my best
Now they ask me they say

What went wrong? You had it. You were so close.
What went wrong? You had it.

You were so close is my middle name.
And it's nobody's fault
So I'll take the blame
Cause close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
So whatever I am, well I'm just a shame

I was once told I didn't need luck
I was once told that I was smarter than I looked
I took her at her word every time she smiled
I took her at her word every time she lied
Now they ask me they say

What went wrong? You had her. You were so close.
What went wrong? You had her.

You were so close is my middle name.
And it's nobody's fault
So I'll take the blame
Cause close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
So whatever I am, well I'm just

Ashamed of myself and there's nothing that I can do
Ashamed of myself and there's nothing that I can say
And I don't want your help, no, cause I'll always be this way

I was once told, that I could be king
I was once told that I could do anything
I took her at her word every time she smiled
I took her at her word every time she lied

What went wrong? You had it. You were so close.
What went wrong? You had her.

You were so close is my middle name.
And it's nobody's fault
So I'll take the blame
Cause close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
So whatever I am, well I'm just a shame
Track Name: Into Hell
I saw you from the stage
Through a fog machine haze
The cigarettes like fireflies
Then I caught you afterward
I said “Now this may sound absurd, but would you hear me out?”

Now I've seen you
So I love you
I was hoping
That you might love me too

Cause I would follow you into hell and back again
Yeah I would follow you into hell and back again
If you asked me to I would follow you
When we reach the end I'll go back again
I'd follow you into hell and back again if you asked me to
I would follow you

She said “tell me who you've got standing in your corner”
I said “me myself and I, we're not an army but we try”
I said “tell me who you've got standing in your corner”
She said me myself and you

Cause I've heard you
And I'll back you
I was hoping
That you might back me too

Cause I would follow you into hell and back again
Yeah I would follow you into hell and back again
If you asked me to I would follow you
When we reach the end I'll go back again
I'd follow you into hell and back again if you asked me to
I would follow you

We used to dream about the day that we could make it out
But I'm not so sure
We used to run our mouths we talked some shit without a doubt
But I'm not so sure
The only thing I know for sure

I would follow you into hell and back again
Yeah I would follow you into hell and back again
If you asked me to I would follow you
When we reach the end I'll go back again
I'd follow you into hell and back again if you asked me to
I would follow you
Track Name: I've Seen A Ghost
I've seen a ghost
She looks like you and she pulled up in your car
Then she marched in through the front door
Like she'd never left at all
And it hurts because she sounds like you when she says she'll never leave
Through the window I could see the truth and I know what she really means

Cause you, you didn't see me notice you
You didn't see me notice you

So take your records and
Your cigarettes in hand
And leave the lights out when you go
Cause you can lie and say
That you've come back to stay
But if that's what your intentions are
Then why did I see you
Then why did I see you
Put your suitcase in the car

I've seen a ghost
And I know it's you but it's easier to pretend
Maybe this way it'll make more sense
When you disappear again
Cause I know that you don't love me like you loved me yesterday
Through the window I could see the things that you would never say

Cause you, you didn't see me notice you
You didn't see me notice you

So take your records and
Your cigarettes in hand
And leave the lights out when you go
Cause you can lie and say
That you've come back to stay
But if that's what your intentions are
Then why did I see you
Then why did I see you
Put your suitcase in the car

Ghosts don't leave because they're scared
Ghosts don't hide and ghosts don't care
Cause ghosts aren't ever really there

So take your records and
Your cigarettes in hand
And leave the lights out when you go
Cause you can lie and say
That you've come back to stay
But if that's what your intentions are
Then why did I see you
Then why did I see you
Put your suitcase in the car
Track Name: Just In Case
I was always a skeptical man
When she told me she loved me
I would roll my eyes and I'd laugh
And say "you must be joking"
So she left

Most days I think she got tired
Just got tired out

So I lock all the windows
And I lock all the doors
But I leave this one window open a crack
Just in case she comes back

I'm in love with a skeptical girl
But she doesn't believe me
Every time that I tell her it's true
She asks when I'm leaving
So I left

Most days I think I got tired
Just got tired out

So I lock all the windows
And I lock all the doors
But I leave this one window open a crack
Just in case she comes back

And I wake up and she'll be there
But this time I'm not dreaming
And we'll pretend that nothing has changed
And we'll just go on living
But she left

Most days I think we got tired
Just got tired out

So I lock all the windows
And I lock all the doors
But I leave this one window open a crack
Just in case she comes back
Track Name: Never Believe
I still remember the day when they pulled me aside
Whispered don't set your sights too high son cause your difference is something to hide
So on some nights I lie awake
And on others I don't
On the nights that I don't I sit up and I calculate time that I've lost

But I never believed it
No I never believed it
I could be sick, I could be dying
But I'd still make you admit that you're so full of it
Cause I never believed it
Not a word of it

So there's two people I've become
One named sick, one named tired
When those two boys unite to be one
His name is hope and desire
On the day that that happens love
That the first night I sleep
On the day that that happens love
I tell you I will be something to see

But I never believed it
No I never believed it
I could be sick, I could be dying
But I'd still make you admit that you're so full of it
Cause I never believed it
Not a word of it

But It's only a matter of time
'til I make you admit it, you that you said it

I never believed it
No I never believed it
I could be sick, I could be dying
But I'd still make you admit that you're so full of shit
Cause I never believed it
Not a word of it
Track Name: Luck's Run
I faked my funeral last night for a joke
But the joke was on me when you were the only one who showed
You burst out laughing when I popped up and said "hello"
I burst out crying cause I saw that I was alone

I said please
You and me makes me feel lucky
So tell me that you'll never leave
You and me makes me feel lucky
But the only word she'd ever say

No, no, no, no
Her favourite word
That and its synonyms
Low, low, low, low
Is how I feel
She said my luck's run out again

I took you dancing cause you always wanted to go
But we didn't know how so we both just drank against the wall
When we got fed up we did the only thing we know
We put our drinks down, did the robot and then went home

I said please
You and me makes me feel lucky
So tell me that you'll never leave
You and me makes me feel lucky
But the only word she'd ever say

No, no, no, no
Her favourite word
That and its synonyms
Low, low, low, low
Is how I feel
She said my luck's run out again

I was just shred of a human being left when she pulled me up
But she told me seven times that she could never stay
She said "my life moves only one way and that way's away, away, away from you"

I said please
You and me makes me feel lucky
So tell me that you'll never leave
You and me makes me feel lucky
But the only word she'd ever say

No, no, no, no
Her favourite word
That and its synonyms
Low, low, low, low
Is how I feel
She said my luck's run out again
Track Name: We Are an Experiment
Ever since the age of three
I felt the whole world watching me
Every mirror was two way glass
Behind which they all sit and laugh
Until the day that I revealed the conspiracy
The day they'd say "don't complain, you were better off this way"

But you don't understand
How it feels from where we stand
So please don't pretend you do
And you'll never realize
What it looks like through our eyes
So please don't pretend you can
Understand

Then one day in search of help
I accidentally found them out
There they were at the controls
Watching my life on a video
And not a person there saw fit to take a note
Instead they say "don't complain, you were better off this way"

But you don't understand
How it feels from where we stand
So please don't pretend you do
And you'll never realize
What it looks like through our eyes
So please don't pretend you can
Understand

Now there's pictures of my face
Plastered all around this place
Captioned "have you seen this man?"
"The one who dares to take a stand"
"All of you should try and catch him if you can"
Instead we say "don't complain, we're all better off this way"

But you don't understand
How it feels from where we stand
So please don't pretend you do
And you'll never realize
What it looks like through our eyes
So please don't pretend you can
Understand

You never will
Track Name: For Everything That's Good
I know your secret and I'm gonna tell the world
I know your secret and I'm gonna rat you out
And when the world's done crying
'Cause you've let us down

Then you will stand for nothing
And we will stand for everything
For everything that's good again

If you keep my secret then I'm gonna be your friend
If you keep my secret then I'll make it worth your while
But if you think we're crazy
Then you've lost your mind

And you will stand for nothing
And we will stand for everything
For everything that's good again
Track Name: White Coats
I got news from the white coat today
News you don't want to hear
They brought word form the white coat today
I guess it's true what we both feared

As I lie here with tubes in my veins
Angry questions abound
As I lie here with breathing machines
Your face is all that I've found

My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than you'll ever know
My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than I ever showed

They brought word form the white coat today
I guess they're shutting me down
I got word from the white coat today
Tomorrow I won't be around

My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than you'll ever know
My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than I ever showed

I got news from the white coat today
Seems they're shutting me down
I made peace with the good lord today
Cause tomorrow I won't be around

My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than you'll ever know
My love I fear I'm not long for this world
But I love you more than I ever showed