Gary’s Song

Gary now I know I was wrong
I missed up
And now you’re gone

Gary I’m sorry I neglected you
Oh I never expected you to run away and leave me
Feeling this empty
Your "meow" right now would sound like music to me
Please come home ’cause I miss you Gary

Gary come home (Gary come home)
Gary come home (Gary come home)

Gary can’t you see I was blind?
I’ll do anything to change your mind
More than a pet you’re my best friend
Too cool to forget

Come back because we are family and
Forgive me for making you want to roam
And now my heart is beating like the saddest metronome
Somewhere I hope you’re reading
My latest three word poem

Gary come home (Gary come home)
Gary come home (Gary come home)
Gary come home (Gary come home)
Gary come home (Gary come home)
Oh
Gary come home
Gary come home
Gary won’t you come home?

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Bagdad Cafe

Loretta
Send a letter
From Bagdhad today
It seems her favorite pastry shop was blown away
She thanked Allah for the fact
No one was killed
But the owner is certain
He cannot rebuild

This was was where she and her friends would always meet
She loved the modern hustle of that ancient street
Long lazy afternoons with much to say
But now her favorite meeting place has gone away
There was always fresh gossip
Served with sweet tea
Oh they were dishing out drama (You know how they do)

With each pastry

They had that love, that intrigue
All the soap operas
Baby it was a vast array
But now her favorite Coffee Klatch is gone away

You know anytime she would get the blues she would walk inside
Five minutes later she’s healed
She’s feeling happy inside

You heard about that sweet tea and sympathy?
I know it seems unfair
Why did the girl’s coffee shop…
I mean why is it no longer there?

Now it’s time for Stew to sing about politics
But even this old ho,
Man I can’t turn that trick

Rage against coffee machines, go ahead
I’ll take that sweet black tea
And honey bread

Cause you know,
Sadness is so fucking common
It’s not worth a song
So let’s sing of happy happy happy things
Happy things the whole night long

Cause Loretta send a letter
From Bagdhad today
It seems her favorite pastry shop has been blown away
Thank God for sympathy
But it seems unfair
That her favorite coffee shop
Is no longer there
She had to thank Allah and Buddha and Jesus Thank you
That nobody one was killed

But the owner is certain
He cannot rebuild
But the owner is certain
The owner is certain

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Essence

essence of here
essence of there
essence of any whether you go
mudpuddle fear
essense of leather you

it’s not the someone you didn’t make go well
it’s just the nonone that you tried to lose
but i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere

essence of sin
essence of dod
brimmingdigo
dances begun
essence of summer’s imitaiton of hell

it’s not the someone you didn’t make go well
it’s just the nonone that you tried to lose
but i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere
and i found her everywhere

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The Smile

I
Looked for my soul today.
It’s no wonder why,
Seems it had been misplaced.

I
Looked almost everywhere,
Then your picture said, "Hi,"
And my searching ended there.

So what’s going on?
Did you and the choir sing a song?
And is it snowing yet?
I’ve got some advice, please don’t forget:
Never be sad.

Now I see the smile on your face.
I see the smile on your face.
Now I see the smile on your face.
I see the smile on your face.

I
Just lost my mind today.
It was starting to drive
Me crazy anyway.

Glad you’re doing fine.
Just wanted to say you’re on my mind.
And someday I just might
Crawl in through the window of your mind.
And make you glad.

And I’ll see the smile on your face.
I’ll see the smile on your face.
And I’ll see the smile on your face.
I’ll see the smile on your face.

Well it’s almost nine.
It’s already past your dreamy time.
And someday soon I’ll find
A way to be near you all the time.
I miss you bad.
Never be sad.
I’ll make you glad.

—-
(Transcription by Tony "Tablesaw" Delgado)

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In Time All Time

Sail on friend
As there is no end
Let us dance this waltz and unwind
Soldering gun
For my nerves of steel
And a cool wind blown all my mind
It’s like my birthday everyday
Cause Mr. Monk is such a ray of wisdom and light (ah)
He dried all the fears from my eyes (ah ah)
And in time all time will be time (ha ah)
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light (ah ah)

Ivory brain
Cymbal window pane
Cut a rug whenever you like
Smoldrling sun like a dream you feel
Or an ice cap melting in line
It’s like my birthday everyday
Cause Mr. Monk is such a ray of wisdom and light (ah)
He dried all the fears from my eyes (ah ah)
And in time all time will be time (ha ah)
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light (ah ah)

Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

It’s like my birthday everyday
Cause Mr. Monk is such a ray of wisdom and light (ah)
He dried all the fears from my eyes (ah ah)
And in time all time will be time (ha ah)
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light (ah ah)

It’s like my birthday everyday
Cause Mr. Monk is such a ray of wisdom and light
Yeah he dried all the fears from my eyes
And in time all time will be time
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light

He’s such a ray of wisdom and light
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light
He’s such a ray of wisdom and light

(Ray reached up in light)

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The Teardrop Explodes

every now and then she needs a break from her routine
can’t blame her at all
wonder how and when she might forsake the inbetween
i’m not making the call yeah
inflatable mall accepts (her sullen lisle stare)
still looking for my mix tape of (just like lila caan it said)
aw yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all

mr mellencamp find me a hip small town that’s free of them serial rednecks and all yeah
with a riteous deadly arty bookstore
and chomsky speaking down at the veteran’s mall yeah
inflatable stonehenge through the bones quench openly
deputized hypnotized till i realized it was a story
aw
aw yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
aw
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
—-
from BlackBoot
—-
every now and then God needs a break from her routine
can’t bear it all yeah
i wonder how and when she might forsake the inbetween
i’m not making the call yeah
inflataable dolls
inflatable mall accepts (her sullen lisle stare)
still looking for my mix tape of (just like l.a.collusseum)
aw yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all

mr mellencamp find me a hip small town that’s free of them serial rednecks and all yeah
with a riteous deadly arty bookstore
and chomsky speaking down at the veteran’s mall yeah
inflatable stonehenge to the bones quencht openly
deputized hypnotized
till i realized it was a story
aw
aw yeah
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
aw
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah
she’s explaining it all
she made the call
she’s explaining it all yeah

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Very Happy

Love won’t make you cry.
But even if it does,
Blame it all on your present state of mind.
Love won’t tell you lies.
But even if it does,
I guess that’s what you wanted all the time.

Well, I didn’t know that.
Now I know that.
This will make you very happy.
You didn’t show that.
Now I know that.
This will make you very happy.

Love won’t fly away.
But even if it does,
Call it Lesson One and change your mind.
Love won’t take its toll on you.
But even if it does,
I guess that’s what you wanted all the time.

Say, I didn’t know that.
Now I know that.
This will make you very happy.
I didn’t show that.
But I didn’t know that.
This will make you very happy.

Love won’t make you cry.
But even if it does,
Blame it all on your present state of mind.
Love won’t tell you lies.
But even if it does,
I guess that’s what you wanted all the time.

Well, I didn’t know that.
Now I know that.
This will make you very happy.
Well, I didn’t know that.
Now I know that.
This will make you very happy.
[etc.]

—-
(Transcription by Tony "Tablesaw" Delgado)
(This is a bonus track)

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Man In A Dress

Your skyscraper self-esteem is a beautiful strength
Your overly sensitive friends are kept at arms’ length
Most importantly you should not be eager to impress
Basically what you need is a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
You need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
You cannot be a weeping willow crying at dumb movies (I hated titanic you see)
You should rock like Brian Grillo
Make an oilcan out of me (i vomited projectively)
Diregard all childish notions of romantic sex (mantic sex)
Basically what you need is a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
You need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)

Now if you forget my birthday darling it won;t mean a thing (what was your birthday anyway)
just me a card from thrifty’s
two days late that’ll be okay (some cake and ice cream by the way)

should not be too eager to impress
Basically what you need is a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
You need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
don’t make me no chicken soup when i get the flu (i don’t even like chicken soup)
you can disappear for days it’s alright base cause i’m gone too
(in fact i’ll be flying the coop)

diregard all childish notions of romantic sex (mantic sex)
see basically you need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
you need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
ooh oh you need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
ooh oh you need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)
ooh oh you need a man (man) in a dress (in a dress)

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The Instrument of Pain

a nightmare often masquerades as love out of a dream
monsters aren’t cut out for raising ladies’ self-esteem
battlescars and war stories galore
a frozen handful maybe

show-and-tell your brand new map of hell
and do remind us daily
that
love is not the enemy of life
no
love can give more freedom than it
takes if you’d like

in the bed or on the phone
at your front door when you’re alone
be haunted nightly

do you miss who came before
and is the wound still somewhat sore
do you feel it slightly?

well
love is not the enemy of life
no
love can give more freedom than it
takes if you’d like

singles bar and feathers and tar
last time she swears and grins and bears it into prince harming
it’s a temporary cure he’ll do i’m sure but what (endure)
it’s hardly alarming
love is not the enemy of life
no
love can give more freedom than it
takes if you’d like

love is not the enemy of life
love is not the enemy of life
no love can give more freedom than it
takes if you’d like
take if you’d like it to
take if you’d like
take if you’d like it to

love is not the instrument of pain
it’s your own mind
love is not the instrument of pain
it’s your own mind
the instrument of pain is your own mind

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Reeling

Do you want to do this again?
I knew when we started,
I wanted to be more than a sin.
And I did see
The pitfalls in front of me
But I laughed and filled them in.

I want to see you again
I know it’s silly,
But I cannot hold it in.
And I can see,
The pit calls out to me,
But I close my ears and grin.

‘Cause it’s real.
Really, really real.
Yeah, the feeling.
It’s really, really real.
Real!
It’s really, really real.
Yeah, the feeling.
It’s really, really real.

I might kill the dove.
Not ’cause I want to,
But because I don’t know love.
But I can see,
You might carry me
Out of this empty hole I’ve dug.

‘Cause it’s real.
Really, really real.
Yeah, the feeling.
It’s really, really real.
Real!
It’s really, really real.
Yeah, the feeling.
It’s really, really real.

I might mess this up
I got a notebook full of nightmares
And I’m caught up.
But I can see
Your world in front of me
So vivid!

I’m dumbstruck ’cause it’s real.
Really, really real.
I got a feeling.
It’s really, really real.
I got a feeling.
Really, really real.
I got a feeling.
Really, really real.

It’s real!
Really, really real.
I got a feeling.
Really, really real.
[etc.]

—-
(Transcription by Tony "Tablesaw" Delgado)

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  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2005/amsterdam/
    Amsterdam
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2005/bagdad-cafe/
    Bagdad Cafe
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/bermuda-love-triangle/
    Bermuda Love Triangle
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/bijou/
    Bijou
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/boomy-guitar-song/
    Boomy Guitar Song
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/cavity/
    Cavity
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/cold-parade/
    Cold Parade
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/essence/
    Essence
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2005/garys-song/
    Gary’s Song
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/giselle/
    Giselle
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2010/heidegger-in-harlem-alternate-live/
    Heidegger in Harlem (alternate) (live)
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/in-time-all-time/
    In Time All Time
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/1999/ken/
    Ken
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/lime-green-sweater/
    Lime Green Sweater
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/love-is-coming-through-the-door/
    Love Is Coming Through The Door
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/1999/mahnsanto/
    Mahnsanto
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/man-in-a-dress/
    Man In A Dress
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/miss-satan/
    Miss Satan
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/my-damn-butterfly/
    My Damn Butterfly
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/naked-dutch-painter/
    Naked Dutch Painter
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/north-bronx-french-marie-aka-punk-rock-t-shirt-melting/
    North Bronx French Marie aka Punk Rock T-Shirt Melting
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2005/patron-saint-of-mine/
    Patron Saint of Mine
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/re-hab/
    Re-Hab
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/reeling/
    Reeling
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/shes-really-daddy-feelgood/
    She’s Really Daddy Feelgood
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/single-woman-sitting/
    Single Woman Sitting
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/sister-mother/
    Sister/Mother
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2010/smudges-my-muddy-trailer-park-cds/
    Smudges (My Muddy Trailer Park CDs)
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/stepford-lives/
    Stepford Lives
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2002/the-drug-suite-i-mustve-been-high-im-not-on-a-drug-arlington-hill/
    The Drug Suite (I Must’ve Been High / I’m Not On a Drug / Arlington Hill)
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/the-instrument-of-pain/
    The Instrument of Pain
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/the-smile/
    The Smile
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2003/the-statue-song-indoors-again/
    The Statue Song (Indoors Again)
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/the-teardrop-explodes/
    The Teardrop Explodes
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2004/very-happy/
    Very Happy
  • http://fansite.artlung.com/stewtnp/2010/william-holden-is-aint-no-suzy-wong/
    William Holden is… (Ain’t no Suzy Wong)