Gameface - "four to go" CD/LP

Lyrics

THIS OLD HOUSE it’s time to take out the trash this place is starting to
smell there ain’t enough room in this old house but there’s plenty of
room in hell come on take out the trash sweep the bodies under the rug
we’re sick of picking up your mess that you left before you left town
you let us down but it’s alright this place is tumbling down the closet
is filling up with bones you can bury me in your sticks and stones
tonight because it’s alright say anything you like it’s time to take out
the trash I can’t take anymore I’ve been holding it in for way too long
if you don’t like the words then don’t sing along oh yeah here’s to
clearing the air we’ve got to open a door to let out the stink you can
say what you like but we’d all like to think you’re gone and it’s alright

EVERYBODY everybody wants to get somewhere but they don’t know the way
everybody’s got a phone to their ear but they don’t want to hear a word
you say and everybody has to break the rules because they can’t stand
being told what to do and everybody’s got time on their hands but they
never take a minute they never take a minute and everybody says yeah
yeah yeah everybody’s got some things to say and they’re all complaints
everybody’s got a job to do but they’re overworked and they’re underpaid
and everybody thinks they’re in control until the fists start flying all
around the room everybody’s got a good idea that will never work as long
as they’re stuck down here and everybody says yeah yeah yeah everybody
can’t afford to smile everybody’s got their shrink on speed dial
everybody’s got to ride the pine for a little while everybody didn’t end
up who they wanted to be everybody loses hope occasionally and everybody
just lies in bed thinking about all the things that they should have
said everybody stays up all night wondering where the day went and
everybody says yeah yeah yeah everybody can’t afford to smile
everybody’s got their shrink on speed dial everybody’s got to ride the
pine for a little while everybody does the best they can everybody
thinks that no one else understands but everybody only wants to give you
a hand

FOUR CHORDS, SEVEN YEARS I imagined that you would meet me here after
everyone’s gone home and we swept the mess up and I imagined that it
would all come clear after everything’s gone wrong and come around again
to learn another lesson so we’ve passed another year to find us both
right here and I still feel the same though everything has changed am I
staying out too late you know what I always say how do you shine so
bright will you wait for me tonight be my satellite because I can barely
find my way home now I’ve lived on the roof and I’ve lived on the moon I
live so I can spend another day in June with you tell me what it’s all
about It’s funny how it all works out everything works out but nothing
good comes easy especially to you and me I imagined that you would meet
me here after everyone’s gone home and we swept the mess up and I
imagined that it would all come clear after everything’s gone wrong and
come around again to learn another lesson to find what I’ve been missing
be my satellite because I can barely find my way home I’m the king and
you’re the queen of all my crazy rock and roll dreams

WHEN YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH I’ll just sit here quiet and make sure that
nothing’s changed it used to make me sad but now I can’t feel anything
and a smile could make a difference and it might last a day today is
almost over and tonight I’ll stay awake will you let me know just when
you’ve had enough because I’m tired of waiting wondering what to say
because you twist my words and you turn the outside in and you bend the
rules and you break my heart again waiting for my number counting down
to this this could take forever this could be the end will you let me
know just when you’ve had enough because I’m tired of waiting wondering
what to say will you let me know just when you’ve had enough because I
don’t know how much more that I can let you give away because I don’t
know how much more that I can take

THE WORD I heard the word is all you need and I know that it’s easy to
believe and I know that it’s all around and it’s knocking at your door
it’s so hard to find but it’s all that we’re looking for it’s just a
word it’s a word we say too much and it’s almost lost it’s meaning they
say it feels better when you’re giving it away and if you set it free it
might come back this way and I know when it comes to town I’ll be
jumping on that train it can complete your life if it doesn’t drive you
insane it’s just a word it’s a word we say too much and it’s almost lost
it’s meaning it’s just a word it’s a blanket for the world so why is
everybody freezing and I know when it comes to town I’ll be jumping on
that train it’ll be raining down and calling out my name I want the real
thing baby I’ve heard so much about it I don’t want to live without it

CRASH COURSE IN POLITE CONVERSATION it’s been a long day and I’m so
tired I nearly drank my voice away last night but that never stops me
there’s just something about this place and I wouldn’t need a doctor to
diagnose my case so alive but barely awake and you seem like you’d make
a good friend but you never know for sure look at it this way there’s
your side and there’s my side and the empty space between filled with
miles of concrete under yellow lights on a crash course in polite
conversation from the left side to the right side night after night and
you seem like you’d make a good friend and you might as well because I’m
dying to catch my breath and I’m trying to hold it in and I should’ve
been in the photograph so that everyone would believe me and you seem
like you’d make a good friend but you never know for sure I’d like to
stay and find out more how did I get here so far and so good do you know
how long it’s been since we’ve been friends well of course you do and of
course I should we’ll be coming back for sure I’d like to stay around
but I’m dying to catch my breath and I’m trying to hold it in and I
should’ve been in the photograph so that everyone would believe and you
seem like you’d make a good friend but you never know for sure I’d like
to stay and find out more but I don’t know how much I can afford because
it’s flying by and I’m falling down and it’s all happening now

GIVE ME SOMETHING REAL do you want to start again are you ready to pack
it in I’m ready to pack my bags and go there’s still a lot of sun to
stand in I don’t mean standing around get up before it goes down do you
want to know the truth it’s never going to get easy for you but it could
get better if you try time goes by even when you’re not looking don’t
let it blind your eyes and recognize the difference between growing up
and growing old give me something real something true so help me you so
help me please put my mind at ease because it’s just so hard to believe
do you want another chance to try to enjoy the ride and do what you do
to stay alive do you need another reason to wake up here it comes again
shining through your window everyday give me something real something
true so help me you so help me please put my mind at ease because it’s
just so hard to believe these days believe me

STOP ANYTIME she’s planning out a new career she’s fixing to be gone by
next year she’s always dressed up like she’s going somewhere she says
you’re the only one who tries to understand but she doesn’t like you
half as much as your band she’s got her head in the clouds and her toes
in the sand stop anytime she could stop anytime she thinks that everyday
is a chance to begin but every new leaf seems to turn right over again
it’s like drying off just to jump back in she never knows if she’s going
to sink or swim stop anytime she could stop anytime she’s keeping hope
alive she’s making up her mind she running out of time this could be the
best thing ever or be a big disaster either way it’s going to end up a
reminder of the one that got away and two that couldn’t stay well
there’s three more on the way and it’s just an ordinary day

RESCUE MISSION put down the weapon and come on out of there they’re only
children they don’t understand your pain all of your screaming I don’t
believe it and all your complaining you’re not saying anything to me put
down the weapon and come on out of there they’re only children they
don’t know that you’re faking it dark manifesto burn down the disco you
might wanna hold tight while I kick a hole right through your plan every
second of your malady translates to comedy ain’t it a funny thing here
comes another killing spree oh man you’re killing me you gotta be
kidding me all of your screaming no one believes it and all your
complaining you’re not saying anything to me put down the weapon and
come on out of there they’re only children they just want to be rescued
put down the weapon and come on out of there we’re only children we just
want to be rescued

HOW FAR IS GOODBYE? by the time I made my exit the stars crashed down on
the parking lot and no one cared to say goodbye so why should I I wrote
you a note left you the key and I packed up my stuff drug it out to the
street but I meant to be gone before you got home before anyone would
miss me and a year was all I needed to feel like someone else and
perfect my role as an outcast in your eyes they said please don’t change
don’t fade away because that’s what you say when you know it’s too late
I said I might you said yeah right you could see through me I was half
way home before I realized the joke was on me all along don’t ask me to
apologize because I’ve done nothing wrong it was over from August to
October and I told her not to wait too long but I should have known if I
had a better memory I could think of the good times but I just don’t
care to take the time so why should I they said please don’t change
don’t fade away because that’s what you say when you know it’s too late
I said alright how far is goodbye‘cause that’s where I’m headed goodbye

DON’T GET ME STARTED I think I owe you an apology I know you’ve always
been a friend to me but I can’t see when I’m surrounded by enemies no I
can’t scrape it off my face and I can’t spit out the aftertaste when
everyday I wake up to something breaking down and I’m hoping for a
change of direction keep moving I’m getting sick of being stuck in
transition waiting there is no certainty or clarity because the doctors
don’t agree all she wants is a family while every drugged out slut at
fifteen is pumping out babies like a fucking factory and I’m hoping for
a change of direction keep moving I’m getting sick of being stuck in
transition waiting they say the simple things are free well they don’t
always happen to me but it does no good to complain because in a
lifetime anything can change

A TEST this concludes our test and everybody passed now the game is done
won’t you tell us what we’ve won we only played for fun we didn’t want
to hurt anyone this concludes our test and everyone’s a mess so let’s go
home and get some rest everyone is so impressed entertaining guests I
guess that’s what we have become we only play for fun we never want to
hurt anyone you know we only play for fun we never meant to lose anyone
this concludes our test give everyone our best