Tracks

01. Go Away
02. Ignorance Is Bliss
03. Leave It Alone
04. Bi
05. Mind Your Own Business
06. Ausländer
07. Never Satisfied
08. Nothingness
09. Postman
10. WTFF
11. This Little Pig
12. Hemp
13. Wall
14. T.V. News
15. Love Rears Its Ugly Head



01. Go Away

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
What is the point of suffering?
What is the purpose of joy?
Is it true that the winner dies
With the most toys?

A lifetime spent for a dollar
A lifetime twisting in pain
A lifetime gone in an hour
A lifetime playing the game

I see the starving Africans on TV
I feel it has nothing to do with me
I sent my twenty dollars to Liveaid
I've aided my guilty conscience to go away

Now go Away
Now go away
Now go away
Go away

I don't want anybody to touch me
I think everybody has AIDS
What's the point in caring for you?
You're gonna die anyway

A lifetime searching for something
A lifetime going insane
A lifetime running from nothing
A life looking for someone to blame

I see the starving Africans on TV
I feel it has nothing to do with me
I sent my twenty dollars to Liveaid
I've aided my guilty conscience to go away

Now go Away
Now go away
Now go away
Go away

I see the starving Africans on TV
I feel it has nothing to do with me
I sent my twenty dollars to Liveaid
And paid my guilty conscience to go away

I see the starving Africans on TV
I feel it has nothing to do with me
I sent my twenty dollars to Liveaid
And paid my guilty conscience

Now go Away
Now go away
Now go away
Now go away, go away, go away


02. Ignorance Is Bliss

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
Living with myself is hard enough
So I get away when things get rough
Fammon, strife, and thoughts of war
Matter less than the dress she wore

Ignorance is bliss
Problem sloved with just one kiss
Ignorance is bliss
Problem sloved with just one kiss

I'm just trying to survive
Pay my bills and stay alive
All the world's problems ain't my fault
I take it all with a grain of salt

Ignorance is bliss
Problem sloved with just one kiss
Ignorance is bliss
Problem sloved with just one kiss

Ignorance..

Ignorance is no excuse
Your problem's solved but what's the use
Ignorance is no excuse
The problem's solved then what's the use

I try to tell them everyday
But nobody listens to a word I say
Look out my window, what do you see?
Sometimes it's worse than that stupid TV

Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance
Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance
Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance
Well, ignorance is bliss
Ignorance


03. Leave It Alone

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Glover, Reid, Wimbish
We must never take these words too seriously
Words are very important but then if we take them too seriously
We destroy every thing...

I'm not one of those joiners
I'm not down with the club
There's no place I'm going to
You see, it's the hole I dug

I just leave it alone
I just leave it alone
I just leave it alone

I'm not down with this one
Their motives are much too severe
And that one, they're much too serious
I don't plan to make this a career

I just leave it alone
I just leave it alone
I just leave it alone

We're always talking about peace
But it's pieces that we find
What's with all this tension?
What is on your mind?

Why are we always talking about peace?
But it's pieces that we find
Tell me what's with all this tension
Tell me what is on your mind

I wouldn't get into that one
Naw, don't go for all their hype
And you know I'll never be like that one
Come on, I'm just not the type

Well I gotta leave it alone
Just gotta leave it alone
Gonna just leave it alone
Just gotta leave it alone
No, no, no

Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone


04. Bi

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Reid
People, if they choose you, then they want you to decide
But you'd rather relax, kick back, enjoy the ride
There's a catagory if you're straight or gay
You're a wild card gambler and you like it both ways

Everybody wants you when you're bi
Looking at the girls and eyeing all the guys
Everybody loves you when you're bi
But the tension and the passion's double amplified

My lover told me, well, that she's bi
I wanted to scream, there were tears in my eyes
She said baby, baby, don't you cry
'Cause the one I am with, you've been seeing on the side

Everybody wants you when you're bi
Eating with the girls and laughing with the guys
Everybody loves you when you're bi
But the tension and the passion's double amplified

Everybody wants you when you're bi
Feeling all the girls and touching all the guys
Well, everybody loves you when you're bi

Well a friend of a friend of a friend told me
Everybody's messed up with their sexuality
Well a friend of a friend of a friend told me

I need a closet big enough to live in
A closet for the whole world to live in
I want a closet big enough to live in
A closet for the whole world to live in

Everybody wants you when you're bi
Loving all the girls and loving all the guys
Everybody needs you when you're bi
But the tension and the passion's double amplified

Everybody wants you
That's right
Everybody needs you
Um-hum
Everybody likes you
I'll bet
Everybody loves you

Everybody, yeah
Everybody
Everybody, come on now
Everybody, not me

Everybody, whoo
Everybody, yeah
Everybody, come on now
Everybody

Well everybody loves you

Bi
Licking all the girls
Licking all the guys

Everybody's fucked up with their sexuality
You like it both ways
Like it both ways
Bi


05. Mind Your Own Business

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Reid
I always have the same fight with you
It doesn't change no matter what we do
Like, who is he, where was she, who were they with
And why I don't care about it

Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
And leave mine alone

Gossip buzzes around your head like bees in a hive
Sometimes I think that's how you stay alive
Don't you hate it when those little facts interrupt?
So much more fun just to make it all up

Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
And leave mine alone

Look, here's my point
GET A LIFE

A source gave me the scoop on you
Can you confirm or deny that it's true?
I heard that someone cut you down to size
Somehow, you know, I'm not surprised

Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business
Mind your own business
Mind your own business
And leave mine alone


06. Ausländer

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
In a new place, in a strange land
An undone new world, not a part of the plan
Hatred and fear is the language I know
Out of my home, out of control

Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?
Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?

How much more do you think I can take?
I yield to your smile, a victim's mistake
I don't want your life, I've got my own needs
A life of my own, a chance to be free

Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?
Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?

Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?
Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?
Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?
Everything that I want, isn't it everything that you've got?


07. Never Satisfied

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Glover, Reid
Starts from the back of your head
Shifts to the front of your head because of the vibrations

Ain't got no girl to kiss on, what I got
Ain't got no face to sit on, what I got
Ain't got no star to wish on, what I got

I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in tears

I've gotta have more and more, what I got
That's what they make money for, what I got
I sold my soul like a whore, what I got

I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in tears
No, I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in fire

The world spins round and round and round
My life's in pieces on the ground
Some hearts just can't be bound, no
I feel like I'm going to drown

I got no hopes, no dreams, what I got
I've got no ways and means, what I got
What I have is this scheme, that's what I got

Well, I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in tears
No, I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in tears
No, I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends in tears
No, I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied until it ends


08. Nothingness

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun
Well like a descendant, I drifted far, far and wide
Isolation, separation, no where to hide
Maybe there's somewhere I can go
Where there's sunshine and the wind won't blow

Nothingness
All I have to feel is my lonliness
Nothing in the attic 'cept an empty chest
And nothing lasts forever

Although there are many, I look for no one, no one but me
I search for things that are taking me high and far out of reach
But this is the place I call my home
I live with the lies and the fear all alone

Nothingness
All I have to feel is my lonliness
Nothing in the attic 'cept an empty chest
And nothing lasts forever

Nothingness
All I have to feel is my lonliness
Nothing in the attic 'cept an empty chest
And nothing lasts forever

Nothingness
Lonliness
Empty chest
And nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever


09. Postman

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Reid
I am an angel, stands in the corner, nobody sees me
Invisible angel, makes certain signals, only I know what they me

Dogs and demons walks in my head
I am deep under pressure
I understand what I have to do now
I know I'm just following orders

They crucify me again and again
I won't stay on the cross
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows what I've lost

Heavy things, in a heavy bag, heavy thoughts on my mind
Ghosts and monsters, you bastard sinners, you've ruined my life

I walk through a crowd, nobody sees me, I'm invisible here
I've come to finish my mission and put an end to his fear

They crucify me again and again
I won't stay on the cross
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows what I've lost

Day in, day out, day in, day out
Chaos and carnage around me
Well I hear thier shouts and cries
Well I laugh at the gut when they try to surround me
They won't take me alive

They crucify me again and again
I won't stay on the cross
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows what I've, nobody knows that it's

Day in, day out, day in, day out, day in
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows what I've lost


10. WTFF

Music by Living Colour
Instrumental


11. This Little Pig

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
56 times in 81 seconds...something like this

This little pig has a mind of his own
This little pig thinks he's cool
This little pig thinks that he's all grown
And this little pig needs school

This little pig has something to prove
This little piggie, he wants to be down
Now this little pig wishes that he can undo
The little pig that he shot down

This little pig's on a mission
This little pig needs a plan
This little pig's got ambition
This little pig does what he can

This little pig's got cum on his hands
This little pig needs money to talk
This little pig comes up with a plan
This little pig whistling rock

This little pig thinks he's runnning the show
This little pig thinks he's king of the hill
This little pig, well he doesn't know
He's the next pig to be killed

56 times in 81 seconds


12. Hemp

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Reid, Fairley
How carefully I've shaped you in the solitude of days
How peaceful is my mind entwined in cord around my fingers
How sweet the days I've marked in knots I've tenderly caressed
So many times I've touched you, reached you, teased you
Now fingering these veins of hemp
Their hair upon my skin
And how gently, quickly you will sleep
Slip into my collection with its bristles, coils, intentions
Yet your words will be unfaithful before I set you free
Slip as life is bound to slip from this entropy disorder
Then tied and laid upon the floor in perfect symmetry
'Til the frayed edge of your lips on mine
Positioned, placed at ease once more
'Til this restlessness returns I turn and turn and turn again


13. Wall

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
We hate each other 'cause of race and religion
We hate each other 'cause of class and position
We want to know why is love so hard to come by
Give me a reason why you love so hard to try

The walls between us all must fall
The walls between us all must fall

We hate each other 'cause we dance to different music
We hate each other 'cause we think we know it all
We hate each other 'cause that's what our parents taught us
We hate each other for no reason at all

The wall between us all must fall
The wall between us all must fall

We teach our young men how to kill and mame and torture
We teach our young men how to make their mothers cry
We want to know, why is love so hard to come by?
Give me the answer, why is love so hard to try?

The wall between us all must fall
The wall between us all must fall

This is how our world breaks down...
The wall between us all must fall...
This is how our world breaks down...
The wall between us all must fall.....


14. T.V. News

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish
Here now, the news
Hear all the views
TV talks to me

Eye witness at the scene of the crime
Same channel, same time
Here now, the news

The sea of simmer, is here save
The choice is hard in the picture you paint
Here now, the news
Hear all the views
TV talks to me

What scam will win burning politics greed?
Sports and weather, it's the ratings you need
Here now, the news
Plastic faces, numb the pain
Leave me laughing, keep me entertained
Here now, the news
Hear all the views
TV talks to me

Here now, the news
Here now, the news


15. Love Rears Its Ugly Head

Music by Living Colour
Lyrics by Vernon Reid
I always thought our relationship was cool
You played the role of having sense
I always played the fool
Now something's different
I don't know the reason why
Whenever we separate
I almost want to cry

Chorus:
Oh no, please not that again
Love rears up its ugly head

And when I come home late you don't complain or call
So as a consequence I don't go out at all
My friends are frightened
They don't know what's going on
They think you put a spell on me
And now my mind is gone

Chorus

Love's not so bad they say
But you never know where love is gonna go

Does anybody really know?

I'm standing at the altar
As they play the wedding march
I'm in a black tuxedo with my collar full of starch
She looks as lovely as she's ever gonna get
I wake up from this nightmare in a pool of sweat

Chorus

What you gonna do
What you gonna do when it comes and gets you?