Lyrics for FLOW


quick fix

its not a crime if you dont get caught
a marriage made in the emergency ward
id rather ride the roller coaster than the merry go round

my brain conspires against me
a self fulfilling prophecy
id rather eat peaches than taste that golden brown

no one that you can rely on
long ago i gave up tryin
no one on whom you can depend
and i got a home i gotta defend

(here we go again)

its getting harder to relate
its such a bitch to just stay grounded
please tell me that its not too late
that my fears are all unfounded
its a steady downhill slide
and the screws are turning tighter
and you never will unwind
your complexions turning whiter

QUICK FIX

you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow......

QUICK FIX

liquid courage and powdered panache
stolen light late night gate crash
long heedless of the pipes and needles
scattered on the ground

its too late for apologies
theres no respect - no boundaries
barricade the building
burn the projects down

no one that you can rely on
long ago i gave up tryin
no one on whom you can depend
and i got a head i gotta defend

(here we go again)

its getting harder to relate
its such a bitch to just stay grounded
please tell me that its not too late
that my fears are all unfounded
its a steady downhill slide
and the noose is getting tighter
and you never will unwind
your complexions turning whiter

QUICK FIX

you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow...and i oughta know
you reap what you sow......

QUICK FIX

perfect victim sitting duck
theyre in the playground waiting
i can hear their stereos
i can see their whores fellating
pull the covers round your head
theyre waiting at your door
better load your 44
this is civil war

you better load your 44
this is civil war
you better load your 44
this is civil war

QUICK FIX


cirrhosis of the heart

cirrhosis of the heart
the horse before the cart
forclose before you start
to tear apart
and make those promises

no thematic posturing or supposing in the head
where do you get off implying that i should be in bed?

so set up another chaser
show me youre the real speed racer
what a difference a day could make
youve put yourself in danger
like an orphan power ranger
so youd best be good for goodnessí sake

doo doo doo doo doo doo

just relax now
the time has come to watch our backs now
dont deny it
never knock it til you try it
times-a-wastin
open wide and feel the tasting
....and enjoy....

still hungover
from the night of a thousand kisses
still mistaken
you keep callin close calls near misses
near forgotten
dim remembrance pains me greatly
always waitin
but the schedule plan must hate me

floatin gently,feelin lightheaded
prostate on the floor
stirring up selective amnesia
memories no more
every braincell seems to shortcircuit
spots before the eyes
payin interest on premature demise...

cirrhosis of the heart
will tear your soul apart
cirrhosis
of the heart
dont blow before you start

so set up another chaser
show me your the real speed racer
and its getting more and more absurd
youve put yourself in danger
like an orphan power ranger
worry seems to be the final word


mandelay

treat me like a doormat wipe me out
take my will and grind it into dust
youre free to do what you are told
until the rights to you are sold

you take away - i give you all
you take away - i give you all
you take away - i give you all i got

mandelay

relinquish what it takes to heal
relinquish touch and taste and feel
relinquish all i ever known
relinquish all and turn to stone
relinquish whats inside my head
relinquish all ive ever read
relinquish all that i enjoy
forget that i am just a boy
deny myself the simplest pleasure
increase the suffocating pressure
objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

you take away i give you all
you take away i give you all
you take away i give you all i got

mandelay

you take away i give you all
you take away i give you all
you take away i give you all
you take away i give you all


grace of god

iíll be your waiter this evening
your wish is my command
you lie there like a duchess
with your finger in demand

in the house of the dyslexic
lemme tell you im a spy
deceptive and denying
but i never tell a lie

there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god go i

ooh my my

in the land of goodíníplenty
the customer is king
hindsightís always 20/20
and it dont achieve a thing

im driving but the brakes are out
and the bridge is out atop
but it aint the fall that kills you
you know its the sudden stop

there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god go i

there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god
im not a crook - i cannot tell a lie

there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god go i

my oh my

been smokin like a chimney
i just cant put out this fire
garbage blockin all the exits
hey,are you callin me a liar?
im thru tiptoeing on eggshells
chained to the slave majority
what doesnt kill you makes you stronger
that must make me hercules

there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god
there but for the grace of god go i

my oh my

i been turned out of places all over town
my smile is a frown turned upside down
there but for the grace of god go i

i sharpened this pencil with my teeth
and fuelled it with grief and disbelief
there but for the grace of god go i

stied eyes and heavy sighs
reluctant thighs and sad goodbyes
there but for the grace of god go i

this rifting drift is an aching yearn
with no deposit and no return
there but for the grace of god go i

my oh my


the need machine

i recommend you seek professional help
cant help you when i cannot help myself
the anarchists as they get old
start searchin for that pot of gold
a pyrrhic victory for your mental health

gotta feed the need machine
gotta feed the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the feed the feed the feed the need machine

the psychic vampires have come out to play
theyll beat the drums of conquest with your bones
and twist round your psychology
with buckshot methodology
while auctioning your daily methadone

whoever has the most toys always wins
theyll genuflect then kick you in the shins
give me librium or give me meth
ill filter out the nutrients
and cut the rest to mix a mickey finn

gotta feed the need machine
gotta feed the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the feed the feed the feed the need machine

feed the need machine,ow yeah

gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the need.....

whoever has the most toys always wins
theyll kiss your cheeks then kick you in the shins
give me librium or give me meth
ill filter out the nutrients
and cut the rest to mix your mickey finn
 
gotta feed the need machine
gotta feed the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
    gotta feed the need,the need machine
gotta feed the feed the feed the feed the need machine
gotta feed the feed the feed the feed the need machine
     gotta feed the feed the feed the feed the need ma
               feed the feed the feed the feed the need ma
     feed the feed the feed the feed the need machine
the greed machine
the need machine


suspect

like a needle in a haystack
provoking all my allergies
the genieís out of the bottle
this day will live in infamy

in the shadow of the spectre
under the sword of damocles
well i have but one regret
that i have not killed you yet

those burnholes in the mattress
bring back such sweet memories
its nature versus nurture
the princess and the pea

mirror mirror on the wall
oh who will be the first to fall

im gonna solve all of your problems
with a lingering embrace
the center of the universe
is a very crowded place
in the shadow of the spectre
under the sword of damocles
well i have but one regret
that i have not killed you yet

the repulsive and the ignorant
are gonna meet their maker yet
with the kindness of a blindfold
and one last cigarette
grand high exalted ruler
my kingdom for a horse
i know an even quicker way
than a mexican divorce

mirror mirror on my back
oh who will be the first to crack
mirror mirror on the wall
oh who will be the first to fall

im gonna solve all of your problems
with a lingering embrace
the center of the universe
is a very crowded place
in the shadow of the spectre
under the sword of damocles
well i have but one regret
that i have not killed you yet

underneath the shattered dome
a prisoner in my own home
everything you know is wrong
the throbbing of testosterone
erupture rising in my craw
the sound is too loud to ignore
you went and threw it all away
more trouble coming every day

its nature versus nurture
the princess and the pea
the genieís out of the bottle
this day will live in infamy

im gonna solve all of your problems
with a lingering embrace
the center of the universe
is a very crowded place
in the shadow of the spectre
under the sword of damocles
well i have but one regret
that i have not killed you yet


(you got me confused with) someone who cares

pins and needles
needles and pins
a happy man is a man that wins
just waitin for ships that never come in
but it aint over til the fat lady sings

pins and needles
needles and pills
a happy man is a man that kills
thru the clouds up the mouhntain
i took the back stairs
you got me confused with someone who cares

swastikas driftin outa my credo
i left my libido in a rented tuxedo
the low man on the totem pole
well im-a gettin old,im-a gettin sold
feast or famine baby banquet or beast
you got me confused
with someone who cares

whatever dont kill you makes you stronger
into the eye of the hurricane
i worry about what never happens
theres a last time for everything
pins and needles
needles and pins
a happy man is a man that wins
beast or famine baby beggar or beast
you got me confused
with someone who cares

with someone who cares

pins and needles
needles and pills



heuldoch 7b

have you heard a single word ive said?
time to brush the crumbs out of your bed
    do i want a life of leisure?
    what the hell is wrong with me?
    first a tremor,then a seizure
    middle aged lobotomy
unrepentant scofflaw on the lam
layin waste to all the best laid plans
i swear the gingkoís working in reverse

C is for the casanova
Uís unglued and never over
N is for the noose you knotted
T is for the tears i blotted

C is carbon tetrachloride
U stands for im standing upright
N is not for non infectious
Tís translating little lectures

erect the barricade - and call off the crusade

dont you point that thing at me
thereís no such thing as gravity

i gave you a mountain
you gave me pain,but...
why are the pretty ones always insane?

C is for contamination
Undergoing litigation
N is never never land and
T is for the tramp i am

Cís committing cunnilingus
U unless the odor lingers
N is no assembly needed
T is for the truth mistreated

look at all the ugly people
diggin holes to pass the time
semi spastic weak and feeble
never ending pantomime

you come equipped and be prepared
a roll of duct tape,a cattle prod and a polygraph machine

C is for the crumbs you throw me
U is you dont even know me
N is not for understanding
T is trust thats too demanding

C is for the country teaser                        look at all the ugly people
U is upright in your freezer                       fillin holes to pass the time
N is for the end of meaning                      non elastic weak and feeble
T is in the tower leaning                            never ending pantomime

C is on the couch recliner
U is under ursa minor
N is for no way of no-ing
T is for your trip is showing

    ~judge me not lest ye be judged thineself~

Look at all the ugly people
Fillin holes to pass the time
non elastis weak and feeble
never ending pantomime

dio i want a life of leisure?
what the hell is wrong with me?
first a tremor then a seizure
then deluxe lobotomy

C is for contamination
Undergoing litigation
N is never never land and
T is for the tramp i am


victim

i got a problem
its runnin round in my head
there a solution
its lying inside your bed
a revolution has got to come from within

do unto others-
then get out of the area
new resolutions are made to be broken

victor or victim
you know we are one and the same
goddess or godless
tell me what is the difference?

everybody claps their hands and breaks their fingers
and when it gets infected - the odor lingers
the monkey never dies,just waits in the corner
lookin for openings

i stop at nothing to hunt down my prey
i turn the clock back an hour each and every day
file under futile
you never cease to amaze
pull over,buddy!
youll pay the piper one day
lets do damnation
and see if i care
victim or victor
we are one and the same

yeah yeah yeah
well im pleased to meet you

you cant trust anyone these days
an ivory tower is a dirty domain
on your knees and against the wall
for me to rise then you must fall
when crime is money and money is crime
you gotta penetrate any opening you can find
the right to die and the right to choose
for me to win then you must lose
but when you miss that sweet caress
dial 1-900-FOETUS
your punch is spiked the punch is dosed
well im-a judge and iím-a jury and this case is closed....

the gun is loaded and so is the sherriff
bases are loaded - pipes are frozen
a filthy habit made to be broken
but thereís so much at stake

i got a problem
its running round in my head
victim or victor
we are one and the same


shun

be careful what you pray for...you might just get it
dont try to be a hero
or youll regret it
every little thing looks bad if you remember it
wake up and smell the mildew
...then just forget it

the wings of liberty have lost their feathers
the tide turns way too often
its stormy weather
we waited long and hard
hell bent for heather
how can one so empty
remain together ever?

there are no pros in prostitution
there is no rest in restituition
but thereís always ins to the institution
i keep mute in my mutilation
put up no fuss in my frustration

dont try to be a hero
or youll regret it
be careful what you pray for
you might just get it
we waited long and hard
birds of a feather
how can two so empty
remain together ever?

there are no pros in prostitution
there is no rest in restituition
but thereís always ins to the institution
i keep mute in my mutilation
put up no fuss in my frustration

shun...shun...shun

there are no pros in prostitution
there is no rest in restituition
but thereís always ins to the institution
i keep mute in my mutilation
put up no fuss in my frustration



kreibabe

is it too late to trade in my mind?
is it too late to trade in my mind?
no tread on the tires
my transmissionís shot
is it too late to trade in my mind...

im not gonna pay a lot for this muffler
uh-oh...better get maaco
uh-oh...better get maaco
uh-oh...better get maaco

is it too late to trade in my mind?

 isee you when youre sleeping
i know when youre awake
i know when you bin good or bad
so dont repeat the same mistake
what a difference a chromosome can make
is it too late to trade in my mind
hush little baby dont you cry
hush little baby dont you cry

i wanna whisk you away with me
iíll be the whisker....you be the whiskey

youll be old in next to no time
youll be old in next to no time

you cant dodge snowflakes in a blizzard
cant dodge raindrops in a storm

livin in the threat of things yet done
for this hour - yeah,youre the only one
we move our bodies to and fro
but how far do we really go?

livin in the threat of things yet done
for this hour - you are the only one
we move our bodies to and fro
but how far do we really go?

like a true born native child
you were born to be defiled
my little kewpie doll
my little china doll

like a true born native child
you were born to paedophile
my little kewpie doll
my little china doll

cant go back a second time
never return to the scene of the crime
another firebomb
return to babylon

hey lord dont ask me no questions
hey lord dont ask me no questions

i bring you novocaine wishes and cavity dreams
things are never as bad as they seem
hush little baby
dont you cry
dont you cry

like a true born native child
you were born to be defiled
my little kewpie doll
my little china doll

we move our bodies to and fro
but how far do we really go
another firebomb
return to babylon

cant go back a second time
never return to the scene of the crime
another firebomb
return to babylon

hey lord dont ask me no questions
hey lord dont ask me no questions
hey lord dont ask me no questions
hey lord dont ask me no questions

is it too late to trade in my mind?
is it too late to trade in my mind?
hush little baby.....
dont you cry
 


Discography listing

14 May '01.