Tracks

01. The Human Factor
02. Date With Poverty
03. The Final Word
04. In Mourning
05. In Harm's Way
06. In Due Time
07. Agent Green
08. Flee From Reality
09. Betrayed
10. The Fight Song



01. The Human Factor

I just can't believe my ears, some music out these days
The human factor has diminished, in oh so many ways
Fancy footwork gets top bill and I'll put on such a show
One more Midi cable and my band is ready to go
One more moneymaker and I'm set for life
Stealing from others will make my future bright

One, make some money; two, overexpose
Sincerity is felt much more when the human factor shows
When the human factor shows

I just need a sample cause no one says it's wrong
It's so easy to rip-off using someone else's songs
Everybody wants to be a star in modern days
But if I don't have talent then I'll just get by this way
Changing programs faster than I dare to say
Musicians all make mistakes who needs them anyway?

One, make some money; two, overexpose
Sincerity is felt much more when the human factor shows
When the human factor shows

I just heard a song today I think I'll use a part
incorporate it my own way and that is just the start
I'll change the lyrics that they wrote to satisfy my needs
I wrote the book. Two easy steps. "How to succeed."

I just can't believe my ears, some music out these days
The human factor has diminished, in oh so many ways
Fancy footwork gets top bill and I'll put on such a show
One more Midi cable and my band is ready to go
One more moneymaker and I'm set for life
Stealing from others will make my future bright

One, make some money; two, overexpose
Sincerity is felt much more when the human factor shows
When the human factor shows
When the human factor shows
When the human factor shows


02. Date With Poverty

I live my life the best I can, sometimes I need a change
Losing all my marbles wasn't part of the game
Existing day by day tormented by the telephone
It's hard enough to live my life, why don't you live your own?

I pay out money with a check, I never use the cash
Collectors closing in on me, is this some kind of test?
Borrow is my middle name, the banks give graciously
With interest rates that terrify, they knock you senselessly

Bounce a check, lie a bit, do without
I'm in hiding, just leave me be
This is the first step to my date with poverty

You sit there in your cushy job and call me on the phone
You want my money and everything I own
I'll pay you soon as I get paid, the check is in the mail
Don't call my home anymore, I've long since jumped bail

Bounce a check, lie a bit, do without
I'm in hiding, just leave me be
This is the first step to my date with poverty
I'm in hiding, just leave me be
This is the first step to my date with poverty

Living on a shoestring daily, maybe I'll make some money maybe
I hope to make a living someday, then I'll pay you what I owe you
Then you'll get off my back!

Someday I'll get ahead of things and life will be so grand
I'll buy a house down my the beach, stick my feet in the sand
For now I'll do what I can do to keep this dream alive
Until I win the lottery I must survive

Bounce a check, lie a bit, do without
I'm in hiding, just leave me be
This is the first step to my date with poverty
I'm in hiding, just leave me be
This is the first step to my date with poverty

I'm so fuckin' broke
I can't even afford to pay attention
Don't you know who I am?
You got any food?
I need a drink
Aw, fuck you


03. The Final Word

Why don't you find a worthwhile cause to channel your energies?
Like finding a solution to starvation and disease
I know that you're concerned about your First Ammendment rights
But don't you burn our flag to make your point, that's just not right
If you think you're better off in a different country
Why don't you pack your bags right now
Here's your ticket
It's on me

I've been around this whole wide world and found no better place
And no one's gonna start a fire in my homeland's face
We have a tendency to take our freedom for granted
We have some problems, yes I know
Look at the seed you've planted

I know that you're aching to be heard
What gives you the famous final word?
To think that your opinion is preferred
What gives you the famous final word?

What other country do you know that pays you without work?
When you need some money, see your welfare officer
There's a lot of other things that you could take a stand about
So you and your activists can take the next train out

I know that you're aching to be heard
What gives you the famous final word?
To think that your opinion is preferred
What gives you the famous final word?

Freedom of speech out of hand
Demonstations in the land
If you complain a little more
What rights you have left
Go flying out the door

Why don't you find a worthwhile cause to channel your energies?
Like finding a solution to starvation and disease
With all the problems in this world that are facing us today
We need a concentrated push or in the long run we'll all pay


04. In Mourning

Maybe if you'de listen than you'de know what I just said
If you think the words I'm singing are why your kids are dead
Maybe could it be that no one was there to hear
Did you pay attention to their angers and their fears?
You're trying to find someone to blame who can't be put on trial
The enemy you're looking for is laughing all the while

I mourn for those who have been so deceived
You know the last words that they spoke were "Who loves me?"

People in glass house should not be throwing stones
A sticker on a record won't give your kids a home
So sad it takes someone to die for you to start to care
Your neglect and misguidance have become your nightmare
I hope and pray this tragedy was not all just in vain
Now you can help somebody else avoid the endless pain

I mourn for those who have been so deceived
You know the last words that they spoke were "Who loves me?"
I hope that someday you will stop and realize why do many kids have died

Think twice before you point a finger that you may regret
To clear you conscience is your goal, but that is all you'll get
What's done is done, you can't bring them back, Just let go of despair
You keep saying to yourself "If only I'de been there"

I mourn for those who have been so deceived
You know the last words that they spoke were "Who loves me?"
I hope that someday you will stop and realize
Just why do many kids have died


05. In Harm's Way

In the empty spaces of the mind, that's here I store my past
A ghostly image that I fear has yet to be surpassed
I pray that I won't carry all the pain 'till the end

No direction from your guardian, the one who should protect
I'm innocent of their decisions, I wonder why dad left
Every night I hide in bed and plan to run away...

A lonely child with battered eyes
No joy in innocence they cry
Always has to lie his way through life

I've fallen down while playing ball
But mom beat me up and down the hall
Just because she had one of those nights

Instinct to defend, where does it all end
How does a child get himself out of harm's way?
A lifelong price to pay

It's not that mommy hits that hurts me, it's when she goes away
Get home from school all by myself and won't see her for days
A kid deprived of love in life has no alternative in sight
He throws up barriers to get him through
A human life's a gift from God
Your conscience and your heart are gone
You're much to cruel to have a point of view

No one to turn to, oh, how dare you
How does a child get himself out of harm's way?
A price no one should pay

Can't you see the tears they're crying
Don't you care your kids are dying?
From the senseless torment that you put them through

There's different kinds of lies to tell
Abuse is from the pit of hell
A demon with a goal that is to kill

You better hear the words I say
Deliverence may be far away
You'll look like you have been run through the mill

Instinct to defend, where does it all end
How does a child get himself out of harm's way?
A lifelong price to pay


06. In Due Time

I'm trapped in the pressure cooker
when will I ever learn
While my world has reached the boiling
Point of of no return

Don't light a match near me
I'm bound to explode
Don't pull this shit with me
I want what I'm owed

I've seen the facts and the figures you hide
You time is coming, you're caught in a lie

Too many potions in my cabinet
Too lives left on the line
If you are one of those who made me end up crazy
You will get yours all in due time

One more hour of induced psychosis
I'll be a real nut case
That's what I get for listening to you
You put me in this place

Don't light a match near me
I'm bound to explode
Don't pull this shit with me
I want what I'm owed

My reservations have left me to die
You're two-faced and scheming, I spit in your eye

Too many potions in my cabinet
Too lives left on the line
If you are one of those who made me end up crazy
You will get yours all in due time

I'm in a no-win situation, with no timeouts left
Time for heavy ammunition, time for action, no regrets

Too many potions in my cabinet
Too lives left on the line
If you are one of those who made me end up crazy
You will get yours all in due time


07. Agent Green

I hold the key to the world's security
Any price they'll pay to me, pay to me

I see the signs, and I heed the call, no one will know me, no one at all
Freedom is calling, the money's green, and to no country will I pledge my loyalty

I pass for someone who no one knows, I am the wolf who hides in political sheep's clothes
A peaceful world in jeopardy, it doesn't really matter all that much to me
If the people knew all that I know about their leaders and the ones who run the show
More cover-ups, legal deceit, there is no one in power who can destroy me!

I hold the key to the world's security
Any price they'll pay to me, pay to me

Change my face somewhere, lose myself out there
Change the way I speak, my past I will delete
I'll never know just how I made it out alive
But when I look into the future I look through a different eye
It doesn't really matter what they need to know
'Cause I can blow the lid off any scandal that they want to be exposed

I hold the key to the world's security
Any price they'll pay to me, pay to me

I'll change my name, a different look, another page in my life's book
It makes no difference just who I am, I'll take the money from Mother Russia or Uncle Sam
I'm filled with secrets of a nation, here at your disposal to benefit my greed
I take my liberties whereever I can find them, I am protected by the crime that lies behind


08. Flee From Reality

I've got no time for decisions
All I can do is complain
They threaten with institutions
I think they're all insane

Ruthlessly holding on
The person they want you to be
I took the easy way out
Flee from reality

I'm in a state of confusion
I don't know how to get back
Don't give a damn about the future
I can't remember the past

What the hell is going on?
Self-induced insanity
I took the easy way out
Flee from reality

Flee from reality
Flee from reality
Flee from reality
Flee from reality

How will I get there?
To where I find my destiny
I need an easy existence
Flee from reality

I hear the call of temptation
My willpower is young
Delivering my resignation
Responsible citizen

Ruthlessly holding on
The person you were meant to be
Confronted by reason within
Flee from reality

Flee from reality


09. Betrayed

I've been waking up shaking, and the bottles are gone
What will I do with my day, and how will I get along
I need a replacement for the habit I have
I just need to get something, I can't live in the past

The craving grows stronger the longer I'm away
The pain cuts deeper each bottle I betray

What looks like it's harmless, is rotten inside
What you don't know might not hurt you until after you die
I've always thought when you grow up somehow you get wise
But I've been living in a nightware behind a party disguise

The craving grows stronger the longer I'm away
The pain cuts deeper each bottle I betray

Just take a drink and you will find yourself back where you started
Temptation is the hardest thing, just push it all away
Once you take the first step, there'll be no more turning back

Just take a look at how far you progressed to be sober
Lose faith in yourself, off the wagon you will fall
Staying clean and sober is the only way to go

What looks like it's harmless, is rotten inside
What you don't know might not hurt you until after you die
I've always thought when you grow up somehow you get wise
But I've been living in a nightware behind a party disguise

The craving grows stronger the longer I'm away
The pain cuts deeper each bottle I betray


10. The Fight Song

In these days of depressing times,
There stands one final truth
There's no doubt in my mind at all:
the future belongs to the youth

So take a stand and show them the best you can do
The odds are against you, or so you assume
Fight for your rights, they're yours to keep
So fight and make it right

The road is a long and a treacherous one
Draw on the strength from within
Don't be discouraged by a slap in the face
The struggle has yet to begin

So take a stand and show them the best you can do
The odds are against you, or so you assume
Fight for your rights, they're yours to keep
So fight and make it right

So take to the streets and find a new way
Confusion in masses, the law of today
Ride out the storm, it's tougher than ever
Can't you see? We're in this together

Endowed with a free will and thoughts for expression
Don't let them fall by the way
Strengthen and use them but don't you abuse them
Help build a better day

So take a stand and show them the best you can do
The odds are against you, or so you assume
Fight for your rights, they're yours to keep
So fight and make it right
Make it right
Make it right
Make it right