6 blocks

1. Slippery
2. Why Do I Do
3. Round Table
4. neighbour
5. Joe Roth
6. Holy Projector
7. Cristina
8. Lying
9. beautiful
10. Wash Down
11. Oh Jeff

Slippery
I'm on fire
but not with desire
This is a candle under my ass
telling me to move fast.
I got loose lips, they sink ships
About the other night,
we understand each other, right
It was a bit of a slip, a quick sonar blip
and then I raise a pink slip like a handkerchief
I'm inclined to change my mind
return to zero safe in time
Better to be slippery than to be all wet
Better to be slippery than to be all wet
It's hell that's all to slip and fall
If there's a better answer,
I haven't found it
If there's a better answer then I haven't found it.
I got a short fuse, all the fuel I can use
I got charged hips, a butterfly kiss
I don't want things to linger longer
than the breath it takes to blow them off
I got to get up and get going;
get off and get out; get off – and get off.

Why Do I Do
why do I do what I do
how do I do what I do
why do I do what I do
how do I do what I do
It's nice to meet you
The pleasure's mine
It's nice to meet you
before the line is drawn
It's nice to beat you
the pleasure's mine
It's nice to meet you
before the line is drawn
Soft beside me in the bar
Sweet sugar cola eyes
Tremble quiet chemical to slow you down
I want to make you mine without making a sound.
You ask me how I'm doing
Asking for advice
Die with me tonight
I'd loathe to die alone
I want to beat you at my game
I want to do the same again

Round Table
Where we fall when we fit in to
being less than perfect things
is somewhere in a line along us
from the weakest to the strong.
Skye went back to jail with no fight
Alyson is going home
to what or whom we do not know
I'm in love with something
that will not go away
I'm in love with someone
who will not go away
Evan ate a full meal today
Kept it down and saved the wrapping
Charlotte took a lighter to her
already cut hand.
you and I are sewn together
side by each and shut completely
If people did not say our names,
I swear I would not know.
I'm in love with something
that will not go away
I'm in love with someone
who will not go away
The party is gone
the money is gone
The fighting has started
the road is long.
Skye is on her own tonight
with sixty other women laughing
a hundred miles from where we sit
around a dying flame
When they put her into lockup
they hit her back and told her stand up
Stripped her down and gave her prison greys
and burned her clothes.

neighbour
watching you sleeping
under the stars
does someone wonder just where you are?
curled like a baby by my front door
may you survive one day more

Joe Roth
voice like joke
breath like toke
I'm happy and I'm trapped again
You've shown up here to crash again.
breath like smoke
voice like toke
it's freezing cold, the door blows open,
there you are
until you ring their doorbell,
no one ever knows where you are
Joe Roth, you thankless little sloth
You know I need my money back
Sooner than later, I know you're just a waiter
and mostly you're waiting to stop.
Your duffle bag is dirty and your duffle coat is worse
I'm laughing 'cause you're darkening my doorway in a skirt
you bought on sale last summer, now it's ragged and it's baggy
I don't ask you why your haven't changed, I know you never will.
Isn't that just like you
How come everybody likes you
How come everybody rights you when you fall
Joe Roth, you thankless little sloth
You know I need my money back
Sooner than later, I know you're just a waiter
and mostly you're waiting to stop.
And the tattoo on your arm's a girl
who gave up on you years ago
The tattoo on your leg's a symbol that says
where there's fire smoke will follow
The tattoo on your chest's the one that I may never see;
if you ever shave your chest again,
be sure to come and find me.
Isn't that just like you
How come everybody likes you
How come everybody rights you when you fall
Joe Roth, you thankless little sloth
You know I need my money back
Sooner than later, I know you're just a waiter
and mostly you're waiting to stop.
Where you been Joe, oh just around
oh, just visiting the couches of your friends from long ago
Where you going Joe, oh you’re getting there slow honey
I miss when you’re gone, Joe, miss you when you go.

Holy Projector
It's come to my attention I've been out on a limb
from the time that we met til the time it took to
find you clamped to my mind like a too-tight hat
breaking up my hearing, interrupting my thoughts
I wanted it so much, I just made it happen
You, so polite, you did not see it coming
You look to me, look to me, so I lead, so I lead
and now we are in way over your head
Holy projector
I did not protect her
The part of me who saw you and assumed
it was mutual joy, young boy
Holy projector
I did not protect her
the part of me that was running to you,
that was gunning for you.
I am a bit like a roto-rooter
I do kind of chew, I do kind of move
I do kind of meet fast, I do kind of fleet past
but you... but you... but you...
I know I should deliver you back where I met you
I wish that I could, just turn left and forget you
But you've become an icon of considerable size
when you are just so skinny with remarkable eyes
Holy projector
I did not protect her
The part of me who saw you and assumed
it was mutual joy, young boy
Holy projector
I did not protect her
the part of me that was running to you,
that was gunning for you.
let's keep it simple, sweet
let's keep it open, wide
at least if we gets complicated, we can say we tried
experimenting is enough, it really isn’t all that tough
( I know you’re still figuring out all this stuff...)
jump to me jump to me jump
jump to me jump to me jump
Holy projector
I did not protect her
The part of me who saw you and assumed
it was mutual joy, young boy
Holy projector
I did not protect her
the part of me that was running to you,
that was gunning for you.
I don’t want to hurt someone,
I just wanna have some fun
jump to me jump to me jump
jump to me jump to me jump

Cristina
have you seen her taking pennies from the dish in the store
she always wears a compass, people ask her what it's for
she just laughs her own laugh;
she used to tell her story but they told her it was lies
She calls the other people on the subway platform sheep
She sleeps on unfolded maps on the floor
That's so when she wakes up she's gonna know where she is
She's got hands that talk in her sleep.
Have you see her? She'll watch for herself all night.
Cristina – Cristina's got nobody and nobody's all right
the quiet private plan of where and how to spend the night
Don't give her advice and don't try to save her life
She says, "life is like a sugar pack" and then
she pours it on the tracks, how does she know that.
Sometimes they pick her up with their sweeping compound
Just a bit of eager maintenance leaves her lying on the ground
Outside somewhere, her stuff in disarray but
Cristina's got a compass so it's going to be okay.
I think I love her
though she doesn't talk much to me
Sometimes she doesn't talk at all
She's says I've got seven senses and she's only got three
She says out phone is disconnected and that makes sense to me.
Have you see her? She'll watch for herself all night.
Cristina – Cristina's got nobody and nobody's all right
the quiet private plan of where and how to spend the night
Don't give her advice and don't try to save her life
She says, "life is like a sugar pack" and then
she pours it on the tracks, how does she know that.

Lying
I am not a good man
I am not a wife
I do all I have to keep some pleasure in my life
I am held by nothing
and nothing keeps me warm
Feel my way, I
feel my way home.
You can lie waiting all night for me
You can be sure there's a flashlight for me
You can make room in the bed for me
I can't lie with you, I can't lie
Sometimes the street is an arm
holding me without pushing
Rolling me without asking
for things I do not have
You can lie waiting all night for me
You can be sure there's a flashlight for me
You can make room in the bed for me
I can't lie with you, I can't lie
stumble up, sorry, I mumble to you
hold me you're all that I have that is true
for now, for now
Home is crushing walls.
Home is crashing down.
How can I get better -
see what I mean?
see what I mean?
the fact that you listen, the fact that you stay
the fact that you're washing the walls down again
of all the shit that I fling
makes me think I can do anything.
I can outlast anything.
See what I mean?
See what I mean?

beautiful
You're beautiful you know
You've got eyes that shine
out of your body, into mine
You're beautiful you know
and no one's ever told you
you're beautiful
here.
Close to my face
close to my body
Up to the light, so inviting
You're beautiful you know
here.
Your breath into mine
your lungs unto mine
I can't make up for lost time
You're beautiful you know
I wish I could show you what I see
I wish I could graph out what you do to me
I see you the way you may never see you
caught inside the lies
told to you
You're beautiful you know
It would mean so much to me
if what I felt was something you
could see.

Wash Down
Willing to be
on the side of life that I can lower
Living on the body of another
Waiting on the line
The body I've been given
I may always hide
I wash down
I wash down
So the sorrow can flow away
I wash down
Aiming to be
where the signals come towards me slower
Living with the body of a lover
Needing all the time
The body I've been given
I may always hide.
I wash down
I wash down
So the sorrow can flow away
I wash down

Oh Jeff
Oh Jeff
what a mess
me and my tears,
me and my fears
I confess, I'm a mess
tonight
don't be alarmed
and don't forget
the power of what's yet to come
don't forget
the power of
what's yet to come
Jeff
It's a big old world out there
and then some
yet
sometimes the red stuff seeps through.
I'm pretty happy
except
sometimes I'm less so
that's kind of obvious I guess
what a mess
I am
tonight
don't be alarmed or upset
that I showed you my arm and wept
you won't see me for a while
you won't see me until I
learn to smile
Or tomorrow at noon
whichever
comes first
Oh Jeff
what a mess
I know I am.
I hope you're having fun
just the same
with me
and all my personalities
my peculiarities
I'm really good company
aren't I
Jeff.