I'm happy to report
my long standing last resort
ended just by just stopping short of me burning like a torch

Step off, stand back
Cause it's a fact I've got a match
and all my fingers crossed behind my back

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse and I'm gunna make the evening news.

Well I'm busy making plans
with a flare gun in my hand
Kerosene soaked through my pants
the last words of my last stand

Step up, step back
Cause it's a fact I've got a match
and all my fingers crossed behind my back

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse and I'm gunna make the evening news.
And I'm gunna make the evening news.

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
I'm on fire and it's all ending soon
and I'm gunna make the evening news

Yeah I'm gunna make the evening news.
Yeah I'm gunna make the evening news.


Lyrics submitted by IanIsSuperRad

Malachi Richter's Liquor's Quicker song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is a lot darker than anything LTJ has ever wrote. It's quite sinister and sad in a way.
    IanIsSuperRadon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a Jazz Saxophone player named Malachi Ritscher who committed suicide by dousing himself in gasoline and setting himself on fire to protest the war in 2006. The intro for this song is a piece taken from his suicide note, namely from the first paragraph:

    "My actions should be self-explanatory, and since in our self-obsessed culture words seldom match the deed, writing a mission statement would seem questionable. So judge me by my actions. Maybe some will be scared enough to wake from their walking dream state - am I therefore a martyr or terrorist? I would prefer to be thought of as a 'spiritual warrior'. Our so-called leaders are the real terrorists in the world today, responsible for more deaths than Osama bin Laden."
    Felhadon June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe morse code underneath of the mission statement part at the beginning comes out as "We may lose hope but there’s always hope."
    cf33092on September 23, 2009   Link

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