How We Quit the Forest

The Olde Headboard
Leechwife
You Don't Own Me
The New Zero
Rose K.
Dwarfstar
Signs of the Zodiac
Trenchmouth
Herb Girls of Birkenau
May Fly
Christian Soldiers
Things I'm Gonna Do
Diamond Mind
How We Quit the Forest
Watch T.V.



 The Olde Headboard

What becomes a legend most?
I'll let you think about it
Space Ghost coast-to-coast
While I give thanks today for all the things I stole, and all the things I gave away
You make experiment, you try to teach a lesson and then take a stand
A fake handshake don't make no man

I don't know, a year or so ago
I must have made you up in my head
What did I base you on?
Was it a Broadway show I saw?
A hot new book I read?
Half-baked you come at me
You know I told you not to call here no more
The new best friend
The olde headboard

Yo no comprendo, mi amour
Oh no, yo no comprendo
The new best friend
The olde headboard
La la la
La la la
La la la la

Where'd you get the dumb idea for all the secretive platonic dating?
I have experience in the love and lives of man and machine

Yo no comprendo, mi amour
Oh no, yo no comprendo
The new best friend
The olde headboard

What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
What becomes a legend most?
The love and lives of man and machine
The love and lives of man and machine.



 Leechwife

All dressed in white!
All dressed in white!
The future!
The future!

You study hard and go west
You'll go far, little girl
Now try hard and be the best
The best in all the world
You can create a demand for this, your special skill
You will be healing the ill
It's surgery, but with no knife
You'll make a great leechwife

You get those suckers to suck
To suck out what is bad
'Cause this is science, not luck
Luck is not what you've had
But now you've brought yourself up
Surprise your mom and dad
With this, your special skill
You will be improving your life
She'll make a great leechwife

You don't need no new-age crap
Good sense is what it makes
You'll learn it in no time flat
One leech is all it takes
It sucks the blood 'til it's fat
It's found in ponds and lakes
The dried-up skin then turns black
You can be one of the fakes
The quacks and the riff-raff
She's honing her leechcraft

All healed none killed
Mmm
Leech empty, leech filled
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai, oh
She's honing her leechwife skills
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai
Just think of the folks that she will heal
She'll make a great leechwife
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh!



 You Don't Own Me

You don't own me, no
I'm not one of your little toys
You don't own me, no
You can't keep me from those other boys

Don't tell me what to do and don't tell me what to say
When I go out with you, don't put me on display
You don't own me, no
Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me, no
Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
Just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you

You don't own me, no
I'm not one of your little toys
You don't own me, no
You can't keep me from those other boys

Don't tell me what to do and don't tell me what to say
When I go out with you
Don't put me on display

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
Just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you

I'm wrong
I love to be free
I'm wrong
Yeah, I love to be wrong
I'm free
Yeah, I love to be free
Free to do whatever I want
To life my life the way that I please.



 The New Zero

He has agreed to take me to the ice hotel from the magazine
What we will need is a gleaming key made of ice as well from the finest ice machine

It's there that no one will stare at your jaws and your long hair
The claws in your fingers
It's in the past when the passersby laughed at your strange way of speaking
Your batteries leaking
Oh no

Oh God no
They don't know the new zero
Oh god no
They don't know the new zero

Uniforms worn so leisurely
The reindeer skins, the privacy

How was he born?
He's asking me
Flapping his fins very impressively

It's there that no one will stare at your jaws and your long hair
The claws in your fingers
It's in the past when the passersby laughed at your strange way of speaking
Your batteries leaking
Oh no

Oh god no (He has agreed)
They don't know (To take me) the new Zero (To the ice hotel)
Oh god no (He has agreed)
They don't know (To take me) the new Zero (To the ice hotel)

I really don't care and neither does he, if this hotel melts into the sea
Polished are so rare, this way that we see
The coldness helps, it's our favorite remedy
I really don't care and neither does he, if this hotel melts into the sea
Polished are so rare, this way that we see
The coldness helps, it's our favorite remedy

It's there that no one will stare at your jaws and your long hair
The claws in your fingers
It's in the past when the passersby laughed at your strange way of speaking
Your batteries leaking
Oh no

Oh god no (He has agreed)
They don't know (To take me) the new Zero (To the ice hotel)
Oh god no (He has agreed)
They don't know (To take me) the new Zero.



 Rose K.

She doen't know the man who tries to push her wheelchair in the sand
She just looks out to sea
He's talking endlessly

Oh, why won't he shut up
I take my medicine, I crush the paper cup
Oh maybe he's my son, and he's come to set me free

She knows that she forgot that there's a story and she can't recall the plot
Of course the family fought over the furniture

Oh, I don't know why they have taken all my favorite things away
But one thing that's for sure, I don't know what they were

They say that a stone is a marker, and that is has weight
They say it's solid, but it can deteriorate

The air is like a hand, reminding her of all the things she's planned
Like air that thought is gone, never to come again

We came out to the beach to find the mind I've lost and cannot reach
I used to keep it here
It was much cleaner then

They say that a rose is a flower, and that it is red
It blooms, it grows, it wilts and then it is dead

They say that a stone is a marker, and that is has weight
They say it's solid, but it can deteriorate

They say that a rose is a flower, and that it is red
It blooms, it grows, and then it is dead

Oh, Rose Kennedy.



 Dwarfstar

I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar

The first time I met him,
He said he was a Dwarfstar because he was small, and he was famous

I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar

The second time I met him,
He said I could never be a Dwarfstar because I was too tall, and I wasn't famous

I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar

The thir-the second time I mean, that I went to see him
He was not in a very good mood
He said: "Stop coming around here!"

I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar

The last time that I went to see him,
He had passed away!

I wanna tell you
I wanna tell you
I wanna tell you
I wanna tell you
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar
I wanna tell you about my friend the Dwarfstar

The end.



 Signs of the Zodiac

Do you believe in the signs of the Zodiac?
Haven't you found that the systems for planning always fail?

Can you avoid what gave daddy his heard attack?
Have you tried everything anything, all to no avail?

I know what you need
This will really work
In ancient times, if you were sick, they make you bleed
Oh honey, I know it hurts

Look all around you and notice you're not alone
We want to give you the courage to go a different way
Think of the love and attention we all have shown
What did we do when we heard, well, we all came right away

I know what you need
This will really work
In ancient times, if you were sick, they make you bleed
Oh honey, I know it hurts

Do you believe in the signs of the Zodiac?

Oh, oh
I know what you need
This will really work
In ancient times, if you were sick they make you bleed
Oh honey, I know it hurts

Do you believe in the signs of the Zodiac?



 Trenchmouth

Yeah, he was a big land-owner
He was a big mouth-breather
But you can see his station wasgon stand alone
Woulda, coulda, we should have known

He was a failed cropduster
I am his little sister
He was a whistleblower for the F.D.A.
Maybe it was them sent him away
He was a football player
He didn't have a lot to say

That guy's a lousy actor
He was a hard-core cracker
He wore a trenchcoat and waved a Dixie flag
But he's my brother, so I brag
Don't be no dark naysayer
So they all said he was a fag

He had a really big trenchmouth
When we were living way down South
He had a really big trenchmouth
He had a really big trenchmouth
When we were living way down South
He had a really big trenchmouth

It's on the edge of nowhere
No way for them to go there
I know I'm not much help, but here is where I'll stay
I'm hoping they find him someday
I should put up some flyers
Can you think of another way?

He had a really big trenchmouth
When we were living way down South
Then he up and disappeared
He just left his car up here
He had a really big trenchmouth
When we were living way down South
He had a really big trenchmouth

Nobody seems to know why he
Would disappear and just leave me here
On a dirty hill for all time
Me and the pinetree that I stand behind
He had a really big trenchmouth
When we were living way down South
He had a really big trenchmouth.



 Herb Girls of Birekenau

Experiment victims walk by on a hill, with berries in aprons
I still see them, still see black empty eyes staring
No hair, yet ahead there's no dignity there
They're not living, not dead

Swayback and ripcord and parachute face were pulled from the water, and put in a place I've not been to
But what you'll find is the kommandant hoarding the vegetable rinds

It's not like they mattered
Who sucked out your spirit?
Listen how we shout at them
They can't hear it

It's not fair
And it seems impossible that it happened at all
That there were people who saw the herb girls of Birkenau

The herb girls of Birkenau walk by on a hill
With berries in aprons, I still see them still

It's not fair
And it seems impossible that it happened at all
That there were people who saw the herb girls

But what's fair?
Anything is possible
But can you understand that were people who saw the herb girls?

It's not fair (not fair)
And it seems impossible that it happened at all
That there were people who saw the herb girls
Of Birkenau.



 May Fly

The fly of May
It lives one day

When that day is done, the May Fly does not complain
It flies into the setting sun
It goes back to the place
From which it came

The fly of May

Ask how
Ask why
One day
May Fly
That's all you get
You give no thought to it

Me, my life is long, with reasons few like you
When I go and when I'm gone, I will understand these things I never knew

The fly of May

One day
One day
One day
One day, it's long enough if you really think about it

The fly
Of May
It lives one day
The fly (one day) of May (one day)
The fly (one day) of May (one day)
It lives one day
One day
One day
The fly of May.



 Christian Soldiers

The midevil exorcists used a 20-gallon brass syringe

A 20-gallon brass syringe filled with holy water

A 20-gallon brass syringe filled with holy water
Which they pumped into...into the anus of the possessed.



 Things I'm Gonna Do

Against the law to talk about the rocket in the park, I send it off to be examined by a scientific team
On the moon
On the moon
On the moon
On the moon

I organise a council where the prize goes unannounced until there's in the trees a city,
Just some leaves we left it pretty
Long ago
Long ago
Long ago
Oh, so long ago

I have half a mind, it's cracked and breaking
It's recommended as great for tasting
Spit in the face of a tried and true one
These are thing that I'm gonna do

My cave is lit with tiny lights
I climb the stairs and catch the sights of other people far below
I've heard of them, they think they know
I make no friends, I've got no spark
In my defense, I take apart what's put together easily
This is all true
I'll make it be

Every day like Jesus, he's not up there
He can't see us, maybe eyes uplifted slowly for effect
The land below me far away
Far away
Far away
Oh, so far away

I have half a mind, it's cracked and breaking
It's recommended as great for tasting
Spit in the face of a tried and true one
These are thing that I'm gonna do

I make no friends, I've got no spark
In my defense, I take apart what's put together easily
This is all true
I'll make it be

I have half a mind, it's cracked and breaking
It's recommended as great for tasting
Spit in the face of a tried and true one
These are thing that I'm gonna do.



 Diamond Mind

I want a diamond
I really do
I think that you should give me one

Then you can prove your love is true, and that the gift giving has just begun

I want that diamond
I want thtat thing
A tennis bracelet, a ring

It better shine, it better cut
I know it is expensive, but
What other way can you make four months of your measly salary last a lifetime?
And what other thing have I ever axed you for?

Besides the ability to read my mind?
And I didn't get that either...yet

I want that diamond
I want it so all of my irritating friends will know that I have worth
Not only that, but that you love me even thought I'm fat

I want it and I want it now
I'll say it once I don't care how you get it you can rob a store
There just is nothing I want more than diamond jewelry for me and
I'll talk louder so you see how very much it means to me

Even some little stud earrings
Give me the God damn diamond!



 How We Quit the Forest

The Ostrich and the Egret had a very fine flat to let
Figurine hutch, no the place wasn't much but they got a peacock

His belongings were meager but he was pretty, would bring good luck
They would sing songs all around the piano and do the cakewalk

He would say what he's gonna do
He would say what he wanted to
Ostrich and Egret were filled with regret, but the rent's well worth him

He felt things that they'd never felt, like the slap of a feather belt
So still they sat by the fireplace silent
A chill ran through them

Ostrich and Egret and Peacock had very small dreams
Thinking of them just reminds me of calendar scenes
Nobody's laughing when everyone's weeping, it seems

So that's how we quit the forest
The scene wasn't what it used to be
The scene is never what it used to be
So that's how we quit the forest

The scene wasn't what it used to be
The scene is never what it used to be
So that's how we quit the forest.



 Watch T.V.

I'm the lucky one, always having fun
I tie back my hair
I sit and watch T.V.
I see only me, though I look for you there

Oh, where have you gone?
Were you canceled?
I change to channel two
You were the one who gave me all my answers
I changed, so did you

Try another show, with the volume low
I make up what they say
Where it used to be your face is an empty place
Your co-stars look away

Oh, where have you gone?
And do you miss me, and what we used to do?
You were the one who'd talk and smile for half an hour, always new

I'm the lucky one
I watch a re-run
It looks a lot like you

One star lost a family, one family lost a star
That's why I wait and watch to find out where you are

One family lost a star, one star they lost their family
That's why I sit at home alone and watch T.V.

I can watch forever
I can watch for hours
It just gets better
It gives me power
I can watch for hours
I can watch forever
It gives me pleasure
It makes me better
I'm the lucky one, always having fun.