"Crimes" as written by and Morgan Henderson Whitney Johnny....
There's a fire
on Junk Island where
they send their garbage
is anybody listening?

After work we'll watch
the seagulls diving in
and out of the lashing towers of flame.

It twinkles like a pile
of rotting jewels left
to bake in the sun.
Is anybody listening?

We're just like those condom wrappers: used up torn up
thrown away.
And we're just like yesterday's headlines:
drifting, floating, towards the blaze.

If we rob the
liquor store we could
be in Tijuana by the crack of dawn.
If we rob the
mayor's mansion
we could pawn his pawn his modern art and make a fortune.
If we rob the lonely widow
we could steal her credit cards
and buy a cottage by the ocean.
If we swim to Junk Island we'll burn up like the seagulls
and the whiskey bottles.

We're scrapped valentines.
We're tangerine rinds.
We're crimes, crimes, crimes, crimes, crimes. [x4]

And the children
in the subway
eating apple cores.
Is anybody listening?
They're breathing paint out of plastic bags.
Their mumbled mouths say:
"Is anybody listening?"


Lyrics submitted by tsucol

"Crimes" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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    General CommentI got the CD about a month ago, and this is all deciphering by hearing. I'm not even sure if this is the name of the song or not (it was a blank CD-R with 19 tracks on it, of which only 13 made it to the final album) But considering he says "Crimes" in this song I figured what the hell.

    SO don't flame me if anythings wrong, it's because I don't have the lyrics sheet infront of me, b*tches(but if you do, PM the correct ones, or type it in as a comment and i'll change 'em).
    tsucolon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics look pretty damn right on the spot, nice job. I can't wait to get the cd.
    lol is a lieon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find the other 5 songs not on the real cd?
    lol is a lieon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*6 songs
    lol is a lieon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAIM me i'll send you them, but some of them are just filler, like the last two are just a small guitar riff, and some synth noise. But, there is a great acoustic sing along song which didn't make it to the CD, but I hope it's a secret track or something 'cause it rocks. And there's another version of the song minus the whole valentines/heavy part.
    tsucolon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDUDE WHAT THE FUCK, POST THE REST OF THE CD IF YOU HAVE IT!!!!!!
    Jinxon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDUDE I CAN'T 'CAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY SONG WHERE THEY DON'T SCREAM, THEREFORE THE ONLY ONE I CAN FIGURE OUT THE LYRICS TO. CAPITOLS.
    tsucolon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood job on the lyrics they look great. i tried to do this with some other songs on the disc but got nowhere lol. The cd is amazingbut not as good as piano island. Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck is brilliant, I can't wait to read those lyrics
    Alucardon September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti believe it's "tangerine rhines" like the peel of an orange. it kind of sounds like "we'll stab their insides with tangerine rhines" but i'm 99% sure i'm wrong. but i'm positive about rhines.
    gangstaprankstaon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnah, listen to it with headphones and not from anything else(i find it easier to pick up lyrics like that). And even though the blood brothers make songs that usually don't make sense(lyrically) the whole stabbing people with tangerine's is kinda weird. But who am I to say, we'll have to see when the CD comes out hopefully with a lyric sheet.
    tsucolon October 02, 2004   Link

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