I'd Rather NotThanks for the friendshipIts means more than a lotBut if you want absolutionThanks, but I'd rather not.You've made a big messLeft decisions out to rotYou want me to look awayThanks, but I'd rather not.You seem to say one thingWith truth seldom soughtShould I ignore all the facts?Thanks, but I'd rather not.All the signs point to failureThis future should be foughtYou want to cling to the pastThanks, but I'd rather not.You dragged me into your lifeWanting friends you haven't gotYou want to prolong the painThanks, but I'd rather not.So I'll take the stand I needMaybe I'm wrong to take a shotAll you want is lies in smilesThanks, but I'd rather not.
The Year 2000 Was a Decade AgoDo you remember the light on the stage?And when Hawaiian shirts were all the rage?It was 2000 and I had huge a crush on youIt was High School and I didn't know what to do.Its strange to think back a whole decadeNo cell phones for all, the calls had to be paidBought out of filthy pay phones by the lawnQuarters were in short supply before long.I'm in the decade of wonder and inventionBut the flying car deserves a mentionWhere's the new century on the horizonHow about some virtual reality just for fun?Can you recall any of the lines of my play?I wrote it myself, as a joke some might sayIt fell apart fast, as though under a cruel hexThe title was Jerry Springer Meets Oedipus Rex.And all those days seem to be a lifetime agoWith only a beard, a smile, and a memory to showBut don't count out this jaded alumniMy curiosity will win out, I can't deny.I'm feeling my age, and I'm still youngDecades to go, but I feel high-strungThis could be good news for the reunionSo grab y
Weapons of Mass DistractionThey hide the truth with half-liesSay words that dance and never deniesThe skillful tongue is a wanted prize.But why do I come to this fiction?By what need do I crave this friction?Every hidden depth a contradiction.They sling stories of deep despairOnce strong friendships left to disrepairThe joke on all but a cynical pair.Use your weapons of mass distractionEvery scratch not nearly a fractionOf your false honor in easy action.Though the questions should have been clearAnd hindsight normally has no peerI now laugh without a trace of fear.
Shady Side of MorningI'm on the shady side of the morningAnd the sky is dark and cryingI just wanted you to know this factIts more than I can bare but I'm trying.Sleep slips away on frustrated wingsAnd the sun doesn't want to get upThe moon is the only trace of lifeI drink in the silence and refill my cup.The bed is warm with the body of oneThe light is on but only glows aloneYou should see the state of the worldIt stares and is down to skin and bone.My lovely, my heart, so cruel you now areWhat's left of your bright, warm smile?Don't mistake my words for concernThat's the old me, and no longer my style.Fact or fiction doesn't seem to come closeTo cold truths drawn to anger grown staleSo come closer to what's left of this foolAnd you'll hear the end to this love lost tale.
Party AnimalI crash on the sofa with a heavy heartIn need of another drink to be drunk.A dirty joke would go well with this fartOr I could punch this guy, he's been a punk.I stumble and weave with so little graceThis crowd doesn't know how to dance at all.I talk to people who can't keep the paceAnd pray for a girl's number I can call.I'm in the house of a guy from my workI can't recall his name, it sounded like mine.I am smooth as hell, not at all a jerkAnd it helps that the whiskey flows like wine.I should get louder, don't want to be missedI guess all the rumors were sad but true.God I'm tired, my stomach is pissedWhat did you say? Sorry, I can't hear you.
By Your ShadeBy your thoughts, and by your shadeI got the blood, and you've got it madeBut how to say this next bit rightI always knew you'd shine bright.Don't be so sure to rush and quit the gameYou'd lose something and never be the sameI hold this truth at hand and firelightYou're sharp as a joke and quite the sight.Yet after every thought, bluff, and asideThere's nowhere to run, and everywhere to hideI wander the land to try and lose my waySo how was a whisper all you had to say?