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The Golden Hour

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1.
Borneo 03:34
Well I ain't gonna live in your world no more (Hey, Borneo) Yeah feeling like a flunky for a two-bit whore (Here I come, Borneo) Got a monkey for a president (Hey, Borneo) And a head all filled up with cement (Look out, Borneo) So I'm getting out of here I'm counting, One! (Two!) Three! (Four!) I can't take a minute more I'm gonna swing like an ape from a banyan tree (Hey, Borneo) I'm gonna live me a life of luxury (Here I come, Borneo) Or get drunk on toddy and sleep all day (Hey, Borneo) Unti your world is washed away (Look out, Borneo) I'm getting out of here I'm counting, Four! (Three!) Two! (One!) Set a course for the rising sun I'm getting out of here I'm counting Ten! (Nine!) Eight! (Seven!) Monkey's gonna go to heaven I'm gonna set my sails for the virgin soil (Hey, Borneo) You know I don't wanna die for the price of oil (Here I come, Borneo) I wanna watch the sun set every night (Hey, Borneo) I'm gonna fall alseep in the cool moonlight (Look out, Borneo So I'm getting out of here I'm counting, Five! (Six!) Seven! (Eight!) See you at the pearly gates
2.
I've never cared for authority I've never felt part of the majority Well I lost my home And I lost my wife This is no joke Yeah, this is my life This is my life New suit of clothes, same emperor Some people think Think that they're superior But you can cut them down With a rusty knife This is no joke Yeah, this is my life This is my life I'm just one man What can I do? Against an army An army made of you Time marches on To a drum and fife This is no joke Yeah, this is my life This is my life
3.
They say that we can't beat the rap Just a couple of rats without a hope and both our heads inside a trap You wash my hands, I'll scratch your back Because we're so dirty and we need to find I said, some kind of kindness Maybe there just ain't no use in trying Every one of us is born alone and someday soon we will be dying But don't you ever pay no mind Because when you lie with me I feel that I I feel some kind of kindness You know this is no way for us Ragged and damned at the heel And deep down you know There's gotta be a better life for us Than drifting like dust through an hourglass Waiting for our blood to congeal That's why we're singing... Nobody looks you in the eye Somebody's always got their fingers in somebody else's pie We may be cheap, but we ain't free And we're just fighting for the right to know To know some kind of kindness We may be deaf, but we ain't dumb Two more pariahs of the road without a home and on the run We may be damned, but we're not done 'Cause the time must surely come when we will find Maybe some kind of kindness Yeah, this is no place for us Stuck like sick monkeys in a zoo Yeah, life is short And there's gotta be a better way for us Than sleeping down under the overpass Dreaming that our dreams have come true That's why we're singing...
4.
6:45 05:03
6:45- And the sun has cut the sky and the clouds are still bleeding As meanwhile I I drink alone outside the bar at the end of the world So this is how it feels 10:25- And there's a girl with cold eyes but her stockings are running And anyway She's just the end of a melody that sings to me of you So this is how it feels To stagger from the undergrowth And rediscover emptiness Dancing on the beach About 2:05- The band's on fire, it's a pyre and the bodies are burning I'm still alive But as the papers have assured me, I won't be for long So this is how it feels So this is how it feels To walk upon the waves alone With nothing to conceal So this is how it feels To crawl out from the accident And die beneath your wheels Nearly 4 am- I'm just a ripple in the tide and the tide is receding I really can't pretend That the end feels like anything more than a joke So this is how it feels So this is how it feels To throw your past onto the floor And smash it beneath your heels So this is how it feels To catch your face in a broken glass And know that that's what's real 6:45- And the sun has cut the sky and the clouds are still bleeding
5.
Things falling out of the sky A woman with stones in her eyes Here's hoping that she may find Some asylum to hole up inside A place which is not so unkind Tears breaking waves on a beach Crumbling walls which had never been breached And only the lucky may find Some high ground to wait out the tide A place which is not so unkind Yes here's hoping that they may find Some shelter to crawl in and hide A place which is not so unkind Faces melting like wax in the heat People dying like dogs in the street And love is a word in the sand That a wave wipes away with her hand And the ocean just don't understand So here's hoping that we may find Some asylum to hold up inside A place which is not so unkind Someday, somewhere down the line A place to be free in our minds A world which is not so unkind
6.
Paradise 04:23
Broken boy, stone cold and far from home Sent upon a foolish sacrifice All your plans buried in desert sands Paradise comes with a price Taxi girl, sad luck and thorazine Victim of some very bad advice Little fish caught in a silken purse Paradise comes with a price So hold me up 'Cause I feel I'm falling apart Alone in the dark Heaven knows Take my hand 'Cause I feel I'm floating away Can we ever win? Somehow, someday Boy and girl caught in a brutal world One more drink together alone Small surprise, they shoot the messenger Paradise almost feels like home So hold me close 'Cause I feel I'm falling apart Alone in the dark Heaven knows Take my hand 'Cause I feel I'm floating away Can we ever win? Somehow, someday
7.
Banghra Bros 02:38
(Instrumental)
8.
You were thrown into a tin can And you learned how to beg and borrow And you grew into a thin man In the land of success, sin and sorrow Now you're sleeping in a suitcase With a pill bottle for a pillow When you're hanging by a shoelace It can get to be hard to swallow When you're spinning on the subway Naked lights sent in on the river No you're never gonna leave her Though you think someday that you might forgive her Slipping into a slow dive Cold black water makes you follow Swimming into a spiral Still you're singing Shine, electric city, shine In the cool of your emptiness Around the curve of your spine Come on and shine, electric city, shine Like six thousand wings in the sky Over the scene of the crime When you come to an ending Never reaching no conclusion And you're sick of bending In us and every fresh contusion When you're lying in the soft arms Of a silent ambulance that's speeding And you're trying to tell the doctor that it's only a broken heart You don't have to be a soldier to fight But you'd better have a killer in you You don't have to be a poet to die It's the little things that kill you Everybody gets a bad break A little hit of pain and sorrow Just forget about tomorrow Keep on singing Shine, electric city, shine From the back of the cold beyond Out to the end of the line Come on and shine, electric city, shine Like the sun in a hurricane's eye Diamonds drowning in brine Come on and shine Shine! Shine! Shine!
9.
Hey Clown 03:35
Once I was happy and I felt no pain Sang like a sparrow in the pouring rain Someday those days are coming back again When you are history Look like some kind of fallen chimpanzee Who was it kicked you from the ugly tree? What makes you think that you're the boss of me? Why don't you go away? Everybody say Hey, clown We're gonna put you in the ground We had it all and then you blew it all away Everybody say Hey, clown You turned our happy upside-down We're gonna burn your flag and piss on your parade (Piss on your parade) There's something that I just got to say to you These are the worst times that I ever knew And all my troubles are because of you And your pathetic crew Every time I see you on my TV screen I wanna disappear or run and scream And your existence is the worst bad dream that I ever knew Everybody say Hey, clown We're gonna put you in the ground We had it all and then you threw it all away Everybody say Hey, clown You turned our happy upside-down We're gonna burn your flag and piss on your parade (Piss on your parade)
10.
Already Gone 03:59
Well I was on the border line Of a suicidal state of mind Because all the love we had was gone But there was just one more courier flight And it was leaving in the cold morning light And that's the one you can be sure that I was on And so I took a long last glance Around this glorified garbage can And then I burned all of my bridges goodbye And now I'm staggering a jagged line All around this glorious equator line So don't come looking, because I'm already gone And so I'm gonna dive, dive, dive, dive into this pale moonlight And I'm gonna dance, dance, dance until I fall You know I wanna lose my head inside a song And I'm gonna drag you all along But don't you miss me, because I'm already gone I got a stack of presidents Stuck way down into my pants I got a pair of Jesus boots and a head all full of song I never seem to get it right But it doesn't seem to matter tonight Because I'm here and you know I'm already gone And I'm gonna dive, dive, dive, dive into this pale moonlight And I'm gonna dance, dance, dance until I fall You know I wanna lose my head inside a song And I'm gonna drag you all along But don't you miss me, because I'm already gone I'm already gone Well I'm one day older And I'm feeling like a soldier Yeah you know it's colder than a morgue out on this quay But I'm ready for a last trip As they hoist me on board this container ship 'Cause where I'm going to, nobody knows my name
11.
In the dawn on the roof, there's a semblance of truth In the half light that sings to me of you With my bottle full of sin, I hoist a toast to the mesin(?) That these black clouds mean the monsoon Because the sun refused to shine since you left me dumb and blind Sometimes it feels like the end of the world Yes it feels like the end of the world And every word I never spoke dies like a spark smothered in smoke pulled from the glow of a shitty cigarette And I probably should shave and dig myself out of this grave But I can't go No, not just yet Mostly the nights they ain't half bad It's the days that seem designed to drive you mad Sometimes it feels like the end of the world Yes it feels like the end of the world So tonight in the bar of this hotel bazaar I'll write some postcards and throw them away And maybe someday I'll leave here But the drinks, they are so cheap here And somebody's always got to pay And it feels like the end of the world
12.
Well I just touched down today And it's strange to say but It's great to see ya I've been so long away And I've been so long alone Sorry for the delay Oh turbulance and misconnections Life's a one way plane Man it's weird to be back home So I just dropped in today To check on all my old obsessions Everything's the same Or maybe just a little worse Just crashed in to say No brass band, ticker tape parade Must've been delayed Man it's weird to be back Weird to be back home Well it's weird to be back Yes it's weird to be back Weird to be back It's weird to be back home Weird to be back Well it's weird to be back It's weird to be back Oh it's weird to be back home
13.
3-Legged Dog 03:32
Well Some people think I'm damaged 'cause I'm always on my own But just because the lights are out don't mean you're not at home And they say when you're psychotic that you never walk alone I'm just a three-legged dog on the roam And everybody thinks that I'm unfriendly just because I can't recall their names But all the faces and the places just begin look the same You haven't got the kind of time it takes to play those kinds of games When you're a three-legged dog on the roam No I may not be good-looking, but I'm a killer in the dark And girl you know my bite is so much better than my bark So if you need a friend tonight, why don't you come find me in the park I'm a three-legged dog on the roam Y'know my father thinks I'm lazy 'cause I ain't got no career And my mother thinks I'm crazy, and my sister thinks I'm queer Ah, but if you think it's easy, man, you just got no idea I'm a three-legged dog on the roam Yeah I've been down so long that coming up is giving me the bends And I'm so goddamn lonesome, I count enemies as friends And every day I chase my tail and wonder when it's gonna end For this three-legged dog on the roam Yeah I'm still looking for that something, gonna make my life complete Can't afford to be too picky when you're living on the street But sometimes if I'm a good boy, they'll throw me a piece of meat I'm just a three-legged dog on the roam

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released May 6, 2008

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