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From brilig@gladstone.uoregon.eduWed Jan 4 23:50:04 1995 Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 13:37:37 -0800 (PST) From: "e.e.b." To: ryan shaw thot you'd appreciate @SONG: WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH? (album version) "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen I never understood the frequency, uh-huh You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, tv, movies, magazines Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy" A smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth You said that irony was the shackles of youth You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh I never understood the frequency, uh-huh "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh Butterfly decal, rearview mirror, dogging the scene You smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth You said that irony was the shackles of youth You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh I never understood the frequency, uh-huh You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh I couldn't understand You said that irony was the shackles of youth, uh-huh I couldn't understand You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh I couldn't understand I never understood, don't fuck with me, uh-huh @SONG: CRUSH WITH EYELINER I know you I know you've seen her She's a sad tomato She's three miles of bad road Walking down the street Will I never meet her? She's a real woman-child Oh my kiss breath turpentine I am smitten I'm the real thing (I'm the real thing) Have you seen her come around? My crush with eyeliner I'm imbibed I'm infatuated It's all too much passion She's all that I can take What position should I wear? Cop an attitude? (Fake her) How can I convince her? (Fake her) That I'm invented too, yeah I am smitten I'm the real thing (I'm the real thing) We all invent ourselves and you know me Yeah, she's a sad tomato She's three miles of bad road She's her own invention (She's her own invention) That gets me in the throat What can I make myself be? Life is strange, yeah (Life is strange) What can I make myself be (Fake her) To make her mine? I am smitten I'll do anything (I'll do anything) A kiss breath turpentine, my crush with eyeliner I am smitten You know me (Yeah, you know me) I could be your Frankenstein my crush with eyeliner I am smitten I'm the real thing (I'm the real thing) Won't you be my valentine? My crush with eyeliner @SONG: KING OF COMEDY Make your money with a suit and tie Make your money with true denial Make your money expert advice, If you can wing it Make your money with a power ply Make your money with a buyout bribe Make it lie as long as you mean it I'm not king of comedy, Grease the pig, give a squeeze (squeeze me) Make your money with exploitation Make it holy illumination Say a prayer at every station Don't forget to ask for mercy Make your money with a pretty face Make it easy with product placement Make it charged with controversy I'm straight, I'm queer, I'm bi I'm not king of comedy, I'm not your magazine, I'm not your television Make your money, make it rich make it young and make it quick Make your money on the jukebox, baby, let's pick up sticks Make your enemies make your moves Make your critics stumble through Make it smart and make it schmooze Make it look easy I'm not king of comedy, I'm not your magazine, I'm not your television, I'm not your movie screen I'm not commodity (all together now) I'm not commodity I'm not commodity @SONG: I DON'T SLEEP, I DREAM I'm looking for an interruption, do you believe? You looking, did my dreams Be prepared for anything You come into my little scene Hooray hooray hip hip hooray There's one thing I can guarantee: You won't have to dig, dig too deep Said leave me to lay, but touch me deep, I don't sleep, I dream I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need Are you looking to drive my dreams? You here to route my schemes? You come, deliver my demons Hooray hooray hip hip hooray Are you coming to ease my headache? Do you give good head? Am I good in bed? I don't know, I guess so I don't sleep, I dream I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need I'm looking for an interruption, can you believe? Some medicine for my headache Hooray hooray hip hip hooray I'm pitching for a new direction Pinch me when I wake Don't tell me my dreams are fake you leave me to lay, you touch me deep, I don't sleep, I dream I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need Leave me to lay, but touch me deep, I don't sleep, I dream I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need @SONG: STAR 69 You don't have to take the bar exam to see What you did is Ignoramous 103 Where have I got to hang my hat you don't have line to me all this seems to be a plan I was there to tell you extortion and arson, petty larceny I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you hung up my line. Star 69. I know all about the warehouse fire. I know squirrelies didn't chew the wire. Three people have my number, the other two were with me. I don't ________ to I'm not your patsy. This time you have gone too far with me. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you hung up my line. Star 69. Why'd you put your quarter down on me? This reads like some ____ inside edition hard for me. I can't be your character witness, I can't be your alibi. Don't arrange the FBI, ____________ spy. You my friend are guilty as can be. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I know you called. I can't be your alibi. Star 69. @SONG: STRANGE CURRENCIES I don't know why you're mean to me when I call on the telephone and I don't know what you mean to me but I want to turn you on, turn you up, figure you out, want to take you on These words, "You will be mine" These words, "You will be mine, all the time" The Fool might be my middle name But I'd be foolish not to say Going to make whatever it takes, ring you up, call you down, sign your name, secret love Couldn't I take you in and make you mine? These words, "You will be mine" These words, "You will be mine, all the time", oh I tripped and fell, did I fall? What I want you to feel, I want to feel it now You know with love come strange currencies and here is my appeal: I need a chance, a second chance, a third chance, a fourth chance, a word, a signal, a nod, a little breath just to fool myself, catch myself, to make it real, real These words, "You will be mine" These words, "You will be mine, all the time", oh These words, "You will be mine" These words haunt me, hunt me down, catch in my throat, make me pray, say love's combined, oh @SONG: TONGUE Call my name...here I come Don't take to nothing Watch me run You call...I am ashamed To say it Ugly girls know their fate Anybody can get laid You want a room with a fire escape I want to tell you how much I hate this Don't leave that stuff all over me It pains me Please just just leave it I should toss that vanity...lesson's burned Toss that makeup...painted pearls Box those poems...chocolate cake Scratch that name on the record player Please, just leave me be Don't lay that stuff all over me It crawls all over...all over me Call my name...here I come Your last ditch lay Will I never learn? Caramel turn on a dusty apology It crawls all over me Your tongue all over me It pains me....please just leave it @SONG: BANG AND BLAME If you could see yourself now baby It's not my fault You used to be so in control You're going to roll right over this one Just roll me over, let me go You're laying blame Take this as no, no, no You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, blame, blame, blame You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, It's not my thing so let it go. If you could see yourself now baby, the tables are turned the whole world hinges on your swings your secret life of indiscreet discretions I turn the screw, leave the screen, Don't point your finger, You know that's not my thing You came to bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, blame, blame, blame You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, It's not my thing so let it go. You can cut a little worry, I know it all too well, I've got your number, so does every kiss-and-tell who dares to cross your threshhold, happens on your way, Stop laying blame. You know that's not my thing. You came to bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, blame, blame, blame You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, It's not my thing so let it go. You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, blame, blame, blame You bang, bang, bang, bang and bang, It's not my thing so let it go. You kiss on me, tug on me, rub on me, jump on me, bang on me, beat on me, hit on me, let go on me, You let go on me. @SONG: I TOOK YOUR NAME I wore the clothes you wanted I took your name If there is some confusion, who's to blame? I signed your living will I smiled your face I'm ready to close the book on NASA and outer space If there is some confusion who's to blame? who's to blame? I sequenced your arrival I sealed your fate I pushed the button and erased your master tape I wrote the sales pitch I threw the grey switch I dragged your big-assed dirty robbed car out of that ditch If there is some confusion who's to blame? who's to blame? I crossed your great divide I stirred your ocean's tide I called your bluff until I blew your circuits wide I'll be your albatross, devil dog, Jesus Lord I don't wanna be Iggy Pop but if that's what it takes If there is some confusion If there is some confusion If there is some confusion who's to blame? who's to blame? @SONG: LET ME IN Yeah, all those stars drip down like butter, in promises, a sea. We hold out our pans, lift our hands to catch them. We eat them up, drink them up, up, up, up Heyyyyyy, let me in. Heyyyyyy, let me in. I only wish that I could hear you whisper down, mister fisherman, to a less peculiar ground. He gathered up his loved ones and he brought them all around to say goodbye, nice try. Heyyyyyy, let me in. yeah yeah yeah Heyyyyyy, let me in. Let me in. I had a mind to try to stop you. Let me in. Let me in. I've got tar on my feet and I can't see. All the birds look down and laugh at me. Clumsy, crawling out of my skin. Heyyyyyy, let me in. yeah yeah yeah Heyyyyyy, let me in. Heyyyyyy, let me in. yeah yeah yeah Heyyyyyy, let me in. @SONG: CIRCUS ENVY Here comes that awful feeling again Welcome the ugly animal. I hold my breath to what you sing, My pyro b-ba-ba ball and chain, I'm not afraid, I messed it, messed it, messed it, messed it up I've got my telescope hid in the haystack I'm getting tired of your dodgeball circus act Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command Here comes that awful feeling again Make way for monster jealousy The strong man kicked sand into my breakfast cereal bowl I'd spelled your name with Oatios, he messed it, messed it, messed it, messed it up I've got my telescope hid in the haystack I am tired of your dodgeball circus act Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command (you're mean, mean, mean you tease, tease, tease me) If I were you I'd really run from me I'd really really wish that I were you When I get loose I'll climb a tree and drop a load on your head This monster in me makes me retch, you messed it, messed it up I've got my telescope hid in the haystack I am jealous of your dodgeball circus act Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command (you're mean, mean, mean you tease, tease, tease me) Do you smell jealousy? Do you smell jealousy, jealousy, jealousy? @SONG: YOU Let the sun beat through the clouds, Let me kiss you on the mouth. All my childhood toys with chew marks in from a smile. Let me hold your syrup close to mine. Let me watch you, Hollywood and Vine. And I want you like the movie, touch me now. I love you crazy, just keep on. I love you madly, just keep watch. You wipe my lips, You turn me on. My attentions are turned to you. Did I dream you were a tourist in the Arizona sun? I can see you there with lunar moths and watermelon gum. I woke up in the sleeping bag, With nowhere else to run. You're standing in the bathroom telling me its all in fun. I love you crazy, just keep on. I love you madly, just keep watch. You wipe my lips, You turn me on. My attentions are turned to you. I can whisper in your ear. I can write a calendar year I can wing around your Saturn smile, shut out the moon I walked the tension wire line. And I learned to disrespect the signs. And I want you like a Pisces rising, even though I love you crazy, just keep on. I love you madly, just keep watch. You wipe my lips, You turn me on. My attentions are turned to you.

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