Actionslacks

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released October 2, 2012

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Track Name: When Evil Comes Around
We live in dangerous times
I got a new way to define
What I think a good life is
I'm blowing candles hoping I get my wish
Which is this:
If we can just make it through
Without something happening to you
If we can make it to the end
Without evil touching you, my friend
My friend
And I'm so damn happy that I don't know what I'm gonna do
But just when you think you're safe
There's something creeping up on you
Don't hold me up, don't hold me down
'Cause it's calling us again so
You better sleep with an open eye
And keep running all the time
That sensation that you're feeling
Is the devil nipping at your heels
At your heels
And we're so damn happy that we don't know what we're gonna do
But just one blink and next thing you know it's taken you
Don't hold me up don't hold me down
'Cause it's calling us again so
We won't be caught we won't be found
When evil comes around again
Will I know the place
Will I know the time
Will I know its face
And I know it lies
Among us here
But we can't live
In fear
'Cause you know that things are never gonna change
We won't be caught we won't be found
When evil comes around
When evil comes around
When evil comes around again
Track Name: Helen of Troy
Hey lover where are you I said to an empty house in the snow
Turned around and you were gone like heat through an open window
Saw a note said you're Paris-bound, but you don't write that way
I suspect that someone crept in and took you away
And I don't wanna talk about what happened in the past
I just wanna think about how I'm gonna get you back
And there's a reason why girl rhymes with world
All the flags that have been unfurled
On all the ships on the seven seas
And all the songs sung by boys like me
Lover I'm leaving my spartan ways behind
Gonna lay siege to your heart until you're once again mine
And I could write an epic poem about your lips
Yeah you got a face that could launch a thousand scripts
And there's a reason why girl rhymes with world
All the flags that have been unfurled
On all the ships on the seven seas
And all the songs sung by boys like me
And there's a reason why girl rhymes with world
I'm shucking oysters just looking for a pearl
I'm looking everywhere I don't understand
How I let you slip right through my hands
Wa-hoo-oh
Wa-hoo-oh
And there's a reason why girl rhymes with world
All the flags that have been unfurled
On all the ships on the seven seas
And all the songs sung by boys like me
And there's a reason why girl rhymes with world
I'm shucking oysters just looking for a pearl
I'm looking everywhere I don't understand
How I let you slip right through my hands
Track Name: Make My Day
There are people on buses in Pakistan, blowing other people to the promised land
There's a take out place at Fountain & Vine, screws up my order every time
There are people in suits abusing trust, ruining lives when they go bust
There's a woman that's stealing my parking spot, when I just circled the whole damn block
There's are twisted fiends consumed by spite, denying people their natural rights
There's a retail slave, vindictive sort, won't let it slide when I'm 5 cents short
I could go on, we'll be here all week, running through wrongs like a slow drip leak
I could beat this horse, but suffice to say, that people disappoint you every day
There are people in robes who think they're divine perverting verse to justify crimes
There's a woman on the phone trying to sell me something I don't want or need
There are men who've been elected to serve peddling votes to buy their wives furs
in the checkout line what do I see, 23 items when the limit's 15
And I'm finding it hard to believe
That we are good inherently
There's a list of crimes 8 miles long
I need somebody to prove me wrong
I do
And I need you
To make my day
Make my day
Make my day
Make my day
C'mon restore my faith
Make my day
I know there's good in you
Make my day
C'mon and make it
Track Name: The Rake's Progress
Give me an inch and I'll take a mile
You crack a joke and I won't crack a smile
I'm an opportunistic self-serving shill
But for brevity's sake
Call me Bill
I'll sell you nothing for 10 percent down
As I tip-toe the rooftops of old London town
I'll rob you blind in your sleep
Fleecing your pockets as if they were sheep
'Cause I'm bad
Yes I'm bad
And I do believe you've been had
And life's just a lolly shop my friends
With thousands of treats for us to see, taste, smell and sense
And I know I shouldn't rob the till
But I will
I'm running rackets and I'm running schemes
Running up totals with other peoples' means
Smiling politely through my disguise
While pulling the wool right over your eyes
And to think
While you blinked
You were hornswoggled and hoodwinked
Why do I do the things I do?
Should I blame my mother or the father I never knew?
Is it too late for me to be good
Maybe I should
But I don't know where to start
My cold heart
Long ago died
But I'm willing to try
Maybe love
Is just what I need
To make me good
And free me from greed
Greed
Greed
Track Name: Why'd I Ever Set My Sights On You?
Well it's Sunday night nobody's in the place
Two people sitting staring face to face
And everything about 'em just looks dead
Finally he clears his throat and then he says
Well I don't think I wanna anymore
This is not what I signed up for
I'm still waitin' for rainbows and unicorns
But all I've got is grey skies and scorn
Now you're very beautiful
But I don't know what you want at all
And I'm kinda tired of tryin' to figure it out
And you've gotten awful mean
There's too much antipathy and I can't stand seein' that pout
I'm not happy
You're not happy
Why am I so blue
And why'd I ever set my sights on you?
Well coming from you all that is pretty rich
Makin' me out to be some kind of bitch
When you're the reason why I feel so bad
Someday you'll see I'm the best you ever had
Well I thought you were gonna be
All romance and chivalry
But it clearly hasn't panned out that way
I've been waitin' for you to fill my cup
Waitin' and hopin' that you'll man up and maybe even shave
I'm not happy
You're not happy
Why am I so blue
And why'd I ever set my sights on you?
Maybe I should've been a little more kind
Maybe I should've given you time to unwind
Give it some space and this fence may mend
Maybe some day we'll be friends
I'm not happy
You're not happy
Why are we so blue
Somethin's missing
I'm just sayin'
Glad you feel it too
Oh why'd I ever set my
Shouldn't have ever set my
Why I'd ever set my sights on you
And we're singin' la la la la la la la la la
Track Name: Don't Merit a Mention
It don't merit a mention
We're just playing the shit we wanna play
And we're done with the tension
And the anger and stress from back in the day
And this one's for the haters
Yeah you pressed our trousers flat as a slate
And we're so happy
You got it off your chest now get off our case
Feeling all frustration fade
Knowing all the dues are paid
Taking time to be, feeling like we're finally free
It's something we're becoming
Something we should always be
It don't merit a mention
The years fly by just like chords
And there is no pension
'Cause Rock 'n' Roll is its own reward
Feeling all frustration fade
Doing for the doing's sake
Taking time to be, feeling like we're finally free
It's something we're becoming
Something we should always be
When I'm so down please remind me
That there's one thing that gonna save me
Taking time to be, feeling like we're finally free
It's something we're becoming
Something we should always be
Should always be
Should always be
Should always be