leveling, graveling, gravelly groans
exude my exhaustion,
canonize all my tomes.
this home is afloat on a yellow black moat
of bile, hate and quile and vile pains in my throat.
let's drown in the basement,
it's filled to the brim.
let's jack up the prices
while the pickings are slim.

do you like my party tricks?

you all washed through me like debris in a stream,
you cut me to ribbons
and left me to bleed.
melting alone, showing off white bone,
you can ring that bell
or you can huck in that stone.
on the phone is the voice i've been dying to hear.
there's nothing for you, better luck next year.
when everything was suddenly, utterly clear.
to shut off these shut outs,
i'll cut off this ear.

can you hear this night?
it's starry, starry.
can you see me mouth out
sorry charlie.

there's no good taste
in this art space.
straight porno and snuff films,
i should be disgraced,
well, i'm titillated.
it's tantalizing,
and as i move to the movement,
i'm self-aggrandizing.
i'm filling with air,
i'll float it up there.
a chairman sitting easy on a big easy chair.

so do you like my party tricks?
i trick out clicking sticks
so do you like my party tricks?
i trick out clicking sticks
to get my kicks.


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    General CommentI really love this song, it's such a great example of the lawrence arms' ability to change tempos quicker. so is brickwall views. I love the little baseball sample, too.
    finchguyon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentownage
    xserialchrisxon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnother good lawrence arms cept the arms have kinda gone emo
    RaNciD_LagWagonon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentno offense, but isn't that what bad astronaut is about, emo?...like a lagwagon alter ego...
    405pastmidnighton March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthow is this song emo whatsoever? it's not even remotely emotional. and i think most songs ARE emotional, even political ones. some people are so obsessed with calling everything emo, it's such a stupid buzzword. anyway, this song does rock, regardless of its genre (or subgenre, or whatever you assholes call it). brendan kelly has a sick vocabulary.
    drewlermanon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song's definitely not emo, but does anyone know what this song is actually about?
    MacDaddyon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdrewlerman is right. Stop that shit.

    I think this song is the perfect example how brendan can play with words. I loved the use of this words even before I knew what some of them meant (english aint my first language). Has anyone seen the video to the song? Its freaking hilarious
    Jerkyon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEat this with a bowl of shit cereals
    Volatile18on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI once read an interview on a German website. There, Brendan says that this song is about friedship and things connected to it; how some things seem important to the one, but mean shit to the other. But I don't quite get all of the vocabulary; yeah, Brendan uses weird words to describe something. Anyway, thius song really kicks ass. I just submitted "Presenting: The Dancing MAchine" to the lyrics. Check it out and make comments, it's another song I can't completely get.
    Rock Duck #54on June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI once read an interview on a German website. There, Brendan says that this song is about friedship and things connected to it; how some things seem important to the one, but mean shit to the other. But I don't quite get all of the vocabulary; yeah, Brendan uses weird words to describe something. Anyway, thius song really kicks ass. I just submitted "Presenting: The Dancing MAchine" to the lyrics. Check it out and make comments, it's another song I can't completely get.
    Rock Duck #54on June 29, 2005   Link

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