Get Well

by Ton-Taun

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released 13 November 2012

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Track Name: Sobriety Check
Tangled in the cold, clammy stuff that you’re made of
Aren’t you too old to be sucking on your thumb?
Questioning the reasons you came here in the first place
At the sobriety check, you reach in back for a stick of gum

I see myself in every dead animal
Disemboweled on the side of the road
I see the wind carry flower pedals
Into the mouth of the storm

No one ever asks how old the pretty ones are
Because no one wants to know
Sometimes before you leave they throw you several parties
Sometimes they just let you go
Track Name: Bottoms Up!
Bottoms up. I come around just to pour all of my love
Into a plastic cup, it goes down easier than it comes up
And when the lights go down, we close our eyes and dive in

Moving in slow motion. I’ve been working harder and harder on giving in.
Trust me you’d be scared too, if you could see the view from where I am right now
And when the lights go down, we close our eyes, and that’s all

Set up shop on the fault line, wrote my name in the sand
Fell in love with the quick fix, I’m in love with the quick fix
Tell me why would you ever want to talk to anyone if you didn’t have to

Suck it up, that’s enough of this stuff, suck it up
Tell me why would you ever want to talk to anyone

And when the lights go down, we close our eyes and take a bow
Track Name: New Year
I am starry eyed
I don’t see past the foot of my bed at night
All night, all night

I am thunderclap
I’m the sound of the fast flowing light
Flowing light, flowing light

With an iron jaw and a silver tongue
She is a wrecking ball, we are on trial
With a Crystal ball and a smoking gun
With a fake Southern drawl, he is a child

We are oxygen
You won’t breathe without taking us in
Come in, come in

Shot of medicine and a call to arms
Distant memory doesn’t come lightly
Acting frantically is a subtle art
I’ve been practically doing it nightly

Came in a winter coat
Wrapped up in something soft
Left with a bloody nose
Covered in candle wax

Transfixed by the wings of a fly
Just call me God, call me taker of life
Hold me with both your arms
Bring me your love stacked in silvery piles

Oh, a cold compress won’t help your fear of the dark
One weekend alone might help you find what you’ve lost
Oh, a cold compress won’t help your fear of the dark
One weekend alone might help you find what you’ve lost

Picked last for the volleyball team
Stare at the sky like you know what it means
Jesus was a carpenter
But God is a gym teacher

Oh, a cold compress won’t help your fear of the dark
One weekend alone might help you find what you’ve lost
Oh, a cold compress won’t help your fear of the dark
One weekend alone might help you find what you’ve lost

A kiss tastes different in this our new year
I feel like a child in your arms
Baby, I’m telling you, this is our year
I am a child in your arms

Falling exhausted in hope and in fear
I feel like a child in your arms
Baby, I’m telling you, this is our year
I am a child in your arms
Track Name: Color Me Impressed
Being alone isn’t so bad when you have a TV
There’s a tall blonde actress on a soap opera, she’s got a gun and it’s pointed at me
I’d tell her to shoot, but what’s the sense in doing that?
Something tells me that she doesn’t have the heart to pull the trigger back

When the car alarm goes off you drop your keys in the parking lot
And say, “I was never one for transparency,” I keep my eyes on the clock
I’d never admit to be content with fucking up,
But what’s the point in keeping both eyes open when one does the job just fine

I was surprised something so natural could be choreographed
Drove across the country just to watch you do your big balancing act

Color me impressed
Track Name: Double Agent
It’s a game of fastest finger; it’ll be a tug-of-war
If you’re trying to convince me that the ocean is the shore
If the sun shines just to burn us, if skies rain to get us wet
If the stars for constellations just to fall down on our heads

I will not hold out my arms, I will not hold out

I will be your double agent, I will be your UFO
I will hide inside the shadows, only show what you want shown
I will be your television, I will be your mobile phone
You will try hard not to listen when the final whistle blows

And you will not hold out your arms, you will not hold out
Track Name: Universal Genius
I pull the window down
To cover up the sound of moving people
I turn the TV on silent
And stare into the mouth
Of everything I love that I
Can learn to live without
Despite the recent trend I feel
Stable enough for now

Posing naked can be habit
Forming after awhile
Try to focus on the red light
Try harder not to smile

Beneath the trolley line
You struggle to get comfortable enough to
Take care to put me down easy
And offer me a light as if you were
Offering last rights
The oil barely needs to touch my forehead
Despite the recent trend I feel
Stable enough for alright

For a universal genius,
You never feel so smart
As when you’re turning something
Degrading into art

In the scheme of things, if it were up to me
I would leave it all right now
In the parking lot I was paralyzed
When the car alarm went off
And you said to me, "Sometimes nothing
is the only thing I want."

You look closer from far away
Track Name: Big Game Hunter
I dropped a token into the turnstile next to the sign that says
“Smile, baby, Smile. You’re on camera.”
Nobody ever showed me how to leave a room in style
“Fuck you, fuck your friends
I’ve got better things to do than sit and take this shit from you.”

It’ll be October soon and I’m going to make it, I’m going to make it
There’s more than one way to kill a couple afternoons
Fine a place to hide, and I will hide

Because I’m big game, and you’re a big game hunter

I hadn’t seen a good film in a while, so I stayed up all night
Made it to the end just to watch it start again
I touched the television screen just to feel the sparks flying
Blue lights flashing
Woke me up at five, and put me back to sleep at five past nine

There’s a glow inside the room that makes breathing harder, breathing harder
There’s more than one way to kill the bright streetlights outside
Find a place to live and die and I will live and die

I will live and die

Because I’m big game, and you’re a big game hunter
Track Name: Nightlife On Ice
Built a bed on the fault line
Snuck inside with an armful of fireworks
Wet cement holds a lifetime
I don’t know if I’ll ever be comfortable with this

See the nightlife on ice
Put the pills in their weekly container
See the nightlife on ice
Go home excited

Bought a box full of red, long-stemmed roses
Held them up to the light
What could make this a summer blockbuster?
Add an attractive redheaded woman, and voilà

See the nightlife on ice
Take a pill just to leave the apartment
See the nightlife on ice
Go home excited

Running wild in the left lane
Wasting time with the low-lives and losers in love
With the cure and the quick fix
I don’t know if I’ll ever be comfortable
Track Name: Aftershock
Radio squall can turn my luck around
At 12 o’clock I wouldn’t go downtown
Caroline calls, she wants a recipe
My mother only wants to comfort me

Can’t help but get caught up in the aftershock

The street-cleaner’s stuck outside the parking lot
A car on blocks won’t take you far
“Steven, my God, I really envy you.
Living the life of quiet solitude”

Can’t help but get caught up in the aftershock
Track Name: Get Well
The feeling you get in your face when you laugh
Is an unsettling thing
A foreign response to the world and the want
To be loved, or at least to be seen

Drinking alone is something you do to forget
That you used to have friends

Cradling calm in the crook of your arm
Can be fun, but it comes at a cost
Fearing the unknown is a waste
There's enough that we know worth being afraid of

Bringing it home is only the first in the steps
To becoming obsessed

There was light in the hall, in the frame on the wall
There was love, and then there was you
All I want is a Goddamned root beer float
And somebody new to talk to

To learn to cope is what some people want
I just want it to stop

Where you are isn't going to bring me pain anymore
Track Name: Fox Mulder
Loneliness will settle in when good things start happening
Raging, cold, and cowardly cardinal sins are calling me

Tonight, there’ll be nothing to shake me loose

The choice isn’t mine to make, but I’ll make it anyway
Brave the weather for a while, bathe my face in holy light

Tonight I’ll swallow everything that moves

“Susan, tell them what they’ve won.” A cardboard cutout champion
Shows me how to love myself, gives me lessons for my health

Tonight there’ll be nothing to shake me loose

See the compact carnival, built to be collapsible
Ride the Ferris Wheel alone; clever kids will call this home

Tonight I’ll swallow everything that moves