Cabin Fever!

Gingerbread Coffin
Thimble Island
State Fair
Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song)
Remnants of Percy Bass
Rats
Clipped
PJ + Vincent & Matthew + Bjork
My Orphanage
Crosswalk
Hunter's Kiss
Our Lies
AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes
Cooped
A Quitter



 Gingerbread Coffin

We found an old doll that was out in the grass
She had special powers
We said a Black Mass
We sat in a circle all holding hands
The doll-bead held together with old rubberbands
She'll rise
She'll rise
She'll rise

Oh, lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
She's so pretty all laid out in white
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her she'll rise

We looked down at the ground and into her eyes
Passed around an old teacup filled up with dead flies
Surprise
Surprise
Were brought but not used: a collection of knives
We'd remember this moment for all of our lives
She'll rise
She'll rise
She'll rise
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Oh, oh lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
She's so pretty all laid out in white
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her she'll rise to the light
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
It's a flickering, beautiful sight
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her she'll rise to the light.



 Thimble Island

I'm going down to Thimble Island
To find my true love there
I'm sure that I can find one
Long of limb with time to spare
Oh, on Thimble Island

I'm on my own down the river
I'll take my ivory needlecase
I'll weave a blanket for when I shiver
I'll stitch a bonnet to shield my face
Oh, on Thimble Island

You go there alone
To find someone for to call them your own

I've not heard of girls returning
It is a murky, mystery place
I may not have had much booklearnin'
But I've got charms to win the race
Yeah
On Thimble Island

You go there alone
To find someone for to call them your own

All the girls are rowing there
Gently down the stream
In a dream I saw you there
Oh, on Thimble Island
Yeah, yeah yeah

I'm going down to Thimble Island
To find my true love there
I'm sure that I can find one
Long of limb with time to spare
Oh, on Thimble Island
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.



 State Fair

Let me tell you 'bout a kid I know
We met a while ago
At the state fair
He was showing his blue ribbon pig
I was thinking big
While I was combing my hair
He was never like the other guys
Selling curly fries
Or rigging the games
4-H was his one true love
We'd hang out above
The dunk-tank when it rains

Gonna step-up, step-up, step-up
I'm never ever, never ever coming home

I'm really into the guys that work there
The feeling you get when your ticket they tear
Four days in May:
The state fair!

Gonna step-up, step-up, step-up
I'm never ever, never ever coming home

I used to go out with this other man
He ran the sno-cone stand
He looked good from behind
I like a baggy kind of overall
They don't really show it all, show it all, show it all
I can use my mind

Gonna step-up, step-up, step-up
I'm never ever, never ever coming home
Gonna step-up, step-up, step-up
I'm never ever, never ever coming home.



 Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song)

Loose lips
Sink ships
Salt sips
Rose hips

All along, it was the ocean's song
That called me down to listen to her
Standing drenched by a fourty foot coral fence
A swiftly dripping ripple

Watching salt clouds billow
Brimming and brand new
Down below
I will follow
What bubbles tell me to
All along, it was the ocean's song
That calls me down to listen to her
Swirling still
In a sweet water kill
Swiftly sifting riptide
Ah, ah

You know that old song
From far far away, not too long
Drifting along
Down in the sweet water

Dead weight
Sink straight
Why?

All along, it was the ocean's song
That calls me down to listen to her
Standing still
In a sweet water kill
Swiftly sifting ripple
Ah, ah

Down in the sweet water
You know that old song
From far far away, not too long
Drifting along
Down in the sweet water
All along, it was the ocean's song
That calls me down to listen to her
Swirling still
In a sweet water kill
Down in the sweet water.



 Remnants of Percy Bass

He scrapes the firt from his nails with a stick
He makes a big pile in a pail on the sink
Who was he?
Oh, I'll never tell
He has not got a thing left to sell
Ooh, the Remnants of Percy Bass

He glued the newspaper to the wall
Skeleton closets are down the hall
Nobody knows him like I do
I remember when there were
I remember when there were things he could do

Some things are not made to last
Ooh, the remnants of Percy Bass
Some things are things like this:
He could catch a rabbit with one hand
He could build a castle out of sand, he was
A handsome man
He gave a tender kiss

Nobody knows about the fancy shows you starred in
When you were seventeen
I'll never tell about your secret life
To a magazine
I can remember when you were the shallow hero
It was so long ago when you were
Everybody's shining star
You were a daydream

But now
He needs someone to hold his hand
Nothing has quite worked out how he had planned
I try to help him
How I can
But he has forgotten
He has forgotten who I am

Remember
Some things are not made
To last
Ooh, the remnants of Percy Bass
Some things are
not made to last
Ooh, the remnants of Percy Bass.



 Rats

Very many years ago
The Bolivians were starving so
They had rats as big as ponies there
They asked the Pope
To declare them fish

We thank the Pope
For granting us this wish
When Friday comes
We'll all call rats fish
We catch them with a net
Kill with a gun
We'll call it all forgotten when we're done

They didn't look like rats at all
But like some horrendous horse doll
Still, they had to eat this thing
In gratitude, the Pope
They kissed his ring

We thank the Pope
For granting us this wish
When Friday comes
We'll all call rats fish
We catch them with a net
Kill with a gun
We'll call it all forgotten when we're done

We'll call it all forgotten when we're done.



 Clipped

Against my will
It hurts me still
It really stings
They clipped my wings

What could I do?
Everything's new
How my knees lock
How will I walk?

Now that
they're gone
I feel strong, I say ooh,
They did get in my way
I will learn to walk today

I cast aside
My downy pride
All heaven's things
They clipped my wings

I have heard
How God sings
Ooh, they clipped my wings

Oh, the sadness that it brings
I will try to act like it's okay
Oh, they clipped my wings
So I must learn to walk today
Oh, they clipped my wings
So I must learn to walk today.



 PJ + Vincent & Matthew + Bjork

[interlude]



 My Orphanage

I have been held in this orphanage
For longer than my years
I am made to eat this horrid porridge
They box me
On the ears
How often I vow
To flee, to go
But this is the only home I know
M-M-M-M-My stammered speech
My one suitcase
My orphanage
Oh, my hateful place

Like that case
This place I carry
Inside of me
It's not so very
Heavy for a stocky child

They said my mama's loose
They said she was wild
Though I never knew
Or saw
That woman sent with me
My fatal flaw
My strange and puffy moon-like face
My orphanage
My hateful place
My stringy hair
My lack of grace
My orphanage
Oh, my hateful place

I, I, I, I, I, I
I, I, I, I, I, I

I could have been lucky like them
Happy families
Look in my dark, rotted hardened heart and you will see:
The downward glance
The empty embrace
Of my orphanage
My hateful place

I'm an evil thing
I am way full of something
That was left
by the side of the road
I am chipped
curly-lipped
Never any kindness was shown

No one else is here
My orphanage
My dear
It's in me, it's
A part
My orphanage
My heart.



 Crosswalk

I think of a lot of a things when I'm walking
I think of a lot of a things walking home
I say them aloud
To myself I am talking
I talk to myself when we are alone

Why-ee-i-ee-i is my bleeding heart beating?
Why-ee-i-ee-i am I feeling no pain?
Why-ee-i-ee-i do I cry when I say good?
Why-ee-i-ee-i, when I'm calling your name?

I look to the left and the right when I'm crossing
I look straight ahead when I'm crossing the road
The baggage I carry
The load I am tossing
I look back behind at the row I've hoed

Why-ee-i-ee-i is my bleeding heart beating?
Why-ee-i-ee-i am I feeling no pain?
Why-ee-i-ee-i do I cry when I say good?
Why-ee-i-ee-i, when I'm calling your name?

Why-ee-i-ee-i is my bleeding heart beating?
Why-ee-i-ee-i am I feeling no pain?
Why-ee-i-ee-i do I cry when I say good?
Why-ee-i-ee-i, when I'm calling your name?
Why-ee-i-ee-i?
Why-ee-i-ee-i?
Why-ee-i-ee-i?
Why-ee-i-ee-i?



 Hunter's Kiss

Here's the sad story about a deer and a man:

A romantic scene
From a lullaby
In a clearing green
Where his eyes met mine
I was frozen motion
Oh, his bow was raised
Then the fleeting notion
That my life he'd save

But I saw it coming
Flying through the air
Feathered backside humming
Miss me, hit me where
Where it will only hurt me
Not a mortal wound
Leave me lying dirty
Someone would find me soon

I have never
Felt like this before
Felt my body sinking
To the grassy floor
No, I have never
Known a love like this
Felt the flaming arrows
Of the hunter's kiss

My life is not mine
Like a dog or a wife
He has taken his time
He has taken my life

I could see the steaming
Of his cloudy breath
No, I was not dreaming
I was next to death
As I lay there twitching
Then my legs he tied
There was nothing missing
On the day I died

I have never
Felt like this before
Felt my body sinking
To the grassy floor
No, I have never
Known a love like this
Felt the flaming arrows
Of the hunter's kiss
Oh, I have never
Felt like this before
Never felt my body sinking
To the earthen grassy floor
No, I have never
Known a love like this
Never felt the flaming arrows
Of the lowly hunter's kiss




 Our Lies

Actually I was never conceived,
And I don't expect to be believed
But I found my mouth stitched shut with glossy pink thread
When I think of the lie-filled love life that I've led

I row boats all day with Karl, Vlad and E. Leon
My tongue made of ivory
My teeth are all gone
The bones in my face
They weren't here all along
I'm straight, and I love your coffeecake

I found a lost puppy and I took him home
Since then he's agreed to leave me alone
For over a month 'cause I'm spelling bee queen
Let me tell you more and you'll see what I mean

I took a sea lion by the waist and I twisted it
Then I kiss-ed it
It was mossy and chaste
That is funny, isn't it?
Not to tell you would be such a waste

Oh, can't you see me?
I am your long lost best friend
Please believe me
All these things have happened

I went for a ride on a carousel
I was on a yellow horse
Right behind the swan
In the swan, a man and woman - they were doin' it
I didn't want to look
I wished I'd brought a book
I looked down at the chip in my horse's red mane
He had a high, soft beautiful voice
I got down and ran around and then I asked him his name
He said it loud
He said it was First Choice

Oh, yes mom, I'm still a virgin
And you are Marilyn Monroe
When I was a little girl, we grew wings and flew under the sea
To see my daddy, Mr. Edgar Allen Poe
I'd crawl to the furnace to take a warm nap on the cast iron lap of Walt Disney
Go out for a swim in the sea of Mercury
I never thanked him
For what he for me

Oh, can't you see me?
I am your long lost best friend
Please believe me
All these things have happened
Can't you see me?
I am your long lost best friend
Please believe me
All these things have happened
Can't you see me?
I am your long lost best friend
Please believe me
All these things have happened.



 AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes

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Mohair wig, lovely socks
Rubber pants, I cry I dance
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Metal head, mohair wig
Rubber pants, I cry I dance
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Mohair wig in afro style
Very scary little smile
Fully flexible you see?
Is there one as sweet as me?
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Rosy cheek and ruby lip
Better than banana split
Funny little...?
(have no idea what she says here)
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Pick me up for heaven's sakes
Aren't I your baby-cakes?
Don't fall for all the little fakes
Aren't I your baby-cakes?

Daintier, smarter, better dressed!
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 Cooped

[interlude]



 A Quitter

I have worked out every small detail
In this plan I've made
This thing when cannot fail
I dare myself to do this one thing
You can have my car
Go and take everything

All that's good is gone
I have tried too long

I don't think I'll miss my mom and dad
The class I cut
All the friends I never had
These things I won't miss won't miss me
My house
My block
The baby bird I set free
The dance that I was never asked to
The teachers
That thought they knew me
They'll all remember what I did
They'll ask "Who's fault was it?"
"Oh she was just a kid"

I'll be glad to go,
You see
You don't even know me
Not at all

I'll be glad to go,
You see
You don't even know me
Not at all.