Bend or Break

(Disc 1)

All songs written by Joe Dickinson

 

Hit the Ceiling (Effigy)

When I was a child

The sky was blue

When I was a child

The sky was blue

And then I grew

When I was a child

It was me and you

When I was a child

It was just me and you

And then I grew

When I was a child

When I was a child

When I was a child

When I was a child

 

Fortune Telling REMATCH

 

I look into my eyes

I see the same eyes

I saw all those years ago

Am I the same

How could I be the same

I guess I kind of feel the same though

I'm getting older, it's true

But there's still a lot of good things I can do

How could I be boring?

I need to renegotiate possibility

The city seems so ugly

My city seems so ugly

I thought it was beautiful

Is it the same

How could it be the same

I guess it kind of feels the same though

There's been a lot of changes, I know

But there's still a lot of places we can go

How could it be boring?

I need to renegotiate possibility

Sorry That I Made You Cry

 

Mike Becker

You never

Laughed at any joke

Mike Becker

You never

Smiled at anyone

I would laugh just like everybody else

Even if it wasn't funny

Even if it wasn't funny

Mike Becker

You never

Listened to the teachers

Mike Becker

You never

Seemed to get hung up

I remember when you told me what a blowjob was

It blew my mind

It blew my mind

Mike Becker

You'll never

Fully be revealed

San Francisco

We said goodbye

We said goodbye again

When will we be saying hi again

I love you both more than I can say

I'm glad I got to be part of your special day

Oh now we're up in the air

Please Mr Pilot take me anywhere

I close my window, I don't want to look

Out at the clouds

At least I have my books

And I want to cry

When I think back on our lives

We were so little

And now we are so big

We lived together

And now we don't

I said I am always your friend

And I'll be there 'til the very end 

I'm looking forward to special days to come

And I open up my window

Gaze out at the setting sun

 

New Beginning

Take me down tonight

Take me down to the party

I want to see my friends

I want to have some fun

I want to be there

When the ball drops

I want to be there

With someone to laugh

I want to take my time

I want to forget myself

I want to take my time

And forget my troubles

I want to be there

When the ball drops

I want to be there

For the mushroom cloud

I want to be there

When the ball drops

I want to be there

When the ball drops

 

Starliving

Easter is for lovers

Spend the days under the covers

See if you can find my lost eggs

As you sit there in your pew

Look around think about who you would do

Easter is the day to make love

Easter is for lovers

Spend the day under the covers

Try to resurrect me if you can

As you eat your pancake breakfast

The syrup drizzles onto your wrist

Easter is the day to make love

Easter is for lovers

Spend the day under the covers

Shouting and screaming God's name

I'm a freak with a palm frond

Don't stop 'til you're done

Easter is the day to make love

Easter is the day to make love

Easter is the day to make love

Walk in the Door

 

Drive a dagger in the heart of the city

Sit around and watch it bleed

While you and your friends get rich

You can laugh at all the poor people bitch

Drive a dagger in the heart of the city

Sit around and watch it bleed

While you and your friends get rich

You can laugh at all the poor people bitch

You're Trying My Patience, Jordan

Starship dead prize

I've been opening my eyes

I've been here before

I've been here

Starship dead prize

I have opened up my eyes

And I've never seen the light of day

And I've never had the time to play

Starship dead prize

Open up your eyes

You've never seen the light of day

You've never seen the light of day

Colors in the Air

I thought about

Writing you a birthday song

But I just keep getting it wrong

But I just keep getting it wrong

I realize

That I didn't get you anything

And if you weren't so amazing

I'd probably be in big shit now

And I know that you don't care

But I still think I should clarify

I'm no good at giftgiving

I'm stingy and I'm cheap and I'm really indecisive

But it don't mean I don't love you

I do I do I do

I'm no good at giftgiving

I think too much and I'm really food sensitive

It don't mean I don't love you

I do I do I do

You're wonderful it's true

 
 

Waiting for a Spark

Comes home from the war

Otherwise known as the grocery store

Steps inside his evil lair

Sets his bags down on a chair

He's a lonesome soldier

He's a lonely warrior

And he knows his time will come

And he's not having enough fun

Can't go back to his hometown

Can't go back to the same old shit

Everyone he thought he knew

Is wearing red white and blue

He's a lonesome soldier

He's a lonely warrior

And he knows his time will come

So he's going to find a way to have fun

 

With/Out

How can you live there?

Don't you know what happened all those years ago?

There was a family

Shot dead as they slept

Right there in their beds

In their beds

How can you live there?

Don't try to tell me that you got a good price

There was a family

Shot dead as they slept

Right there in their beds

In their beds

 

Streets of Chicago

The sky is grey and hey hey hey

What do you know

So is my hair

The houses look like sunken ships

Pirates looted them and left them bare

And I take one final walk

Noting the silence in the air

You can never go back home

And you got no reason to care

I don't give a rat's ass about nothing

I sure as hell don't give a rat's ass about you

But when I randomly see your face pop up

I randomly remember that your house was blue

And everything I thought I was

And everything I thought I knew

You can never go back home

There's nothing there that's true

A piece of me will always be

Locked up inside those endless days

Inside the laughter and the innocence

Is a feeling that I never want to fade

And wherever we go

We'll have to find our own way

We can never go back home

There's no place for us to stay