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A Series of Sneaks

Released 5 May 1998 BUY    STREAM
  1. “Utilitarian” – 1:51LYRICS
    Catacomb
    Catacomb
    Be my security
    Count it off
    Count it off
    Be my big sister
    I walked forty-six blocks
    You’ve been putting it off but come on
    I got meat in my arms
    I got steel in my teeth so come on
    Making out taking out
    It’s utilitarian
    Heartache adulate
    The utilitarian
    Oh yeah we’re in love with this perverted world so come on
    When I walk down the steps I’m just halfway across the world
  2. “The Minor Tough” – 2:43LYRICS
    I wanna settle this bet and I don’t want your shoulder instead
    The minor tough’s walking past again
    A pure extension
    Reach in your pocket and pull out the pantleg of hate
    The hardcore will tell me not to say so
    But now Keora where’d your sadness go
    You know I would go try and get through to you
    If you weren’t down at the back room
    They’re standing up the block and down the street
    And they’ll be out all night
    As I’m out in the car it comes to me
    They’re breaking up inside
  3. “The Guestlist/The Execution” – 2:03LYRICS
    Reach for a drink when you’re in Cola Land
    It may be just what you need but it’s never enough and now
    We’re sending out but it’s never enough
    It’s just the last time you’ll get the truth in
    I’m on the guestlist for the execution
  4. “Reservations” – 2:36LYRICS
    He couldn’t answer my reservations
    He couldn’t answer and I
    One little answer
    A cheap little answer
    Would have meant so much I
    Some kind of response now
    Some cheap little answer woulda meant it to me
    And she’s never been the places she oughta
    But that doesn’t stop her being around
    And she’s never been the places that she oughta
    She’s just a miner’s daughter
    She’s been around but she’s never made it and
    She’s been around but she’s never one to give you reservations
    She’s so realized yet uncalculated all the time
  5. “30 Gallon Tank” – 4:00LYRICS
    It’s un-electrical
    A bad sharing one
    It’s on American radio and dedicated
    C’mon!
    Yeah c’mon
    Action takes a back seat to abstraction
    Works you up and takes out the piss
    This action could finally put out in our
    30 gallon tank
    30 gallon tank
    30 gallon tank
    30 gallon tank
    Going down on the century
  6. “Car Radio” – 1:30LYRICS
    Car radio
    That’s what I got
    Voice of authority from here into Empire State
    Car radio
    Car wash
    Foolin’ around just a minor on the Interstate
    Car radio
    All acting tough
    I’m just a user I don’t make any of this stuff
  7. “Metal Detektor” – 3:39LYRICS
    Metal Detektor ringing as I’m walking through the door
    With every chance I take I can feel it start to break
    To start to break some more
    It’s going down some more
    I’m gonna break the Bank of Texas and walk out
    It’s a lie no more
    All through with playing the wall
    I’m gonna break the Bank of Dakota and walk right back out
    It’s going down some more
    Not gonna fake it no more
    Just gonna break the Bank of Texas and walk right out and
    Make the sound of getting kicked when you’re down
    I’m gonna break the heart of Chicago and walk right back out
    Metal Detektor ringing as I walk on through the door
    Metal Detektor ringing as I’m walking through the door
  8. “June’s Foreign Spell” – 3:00LYRICS
    Distracted by each career milestone
    Though they’re all in his hands
    He set up his best ones for weeks
    And the questions all get answered before they’re asked him
    Tells you sit right back
    He’s talking through his teeth
    And I don’t believe the things he’ll say but
    I’ll call him up and give him flack
    And it’s sad but true the sounds that don’t come back
    And I can see him tap producer fix his lines
    And that makes me feel like a rat
    I feel like a rat
    So I’d like you to set it straight now on this one
    All fixed up now for June’s foreign spell
    All sad ’bout it now June’s bitter soil again
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Can’t take this another year
    Drop two steps back and take the place of who that came before now
  9. “Chloroform” – 1:10LYRICS
    I never thought you’d go so far Chloroform
    I never thought you’d go so far oh no
    She’s out cold now
    I’m so alone now
    Take that back please Stephanie Black
    And don’t be so torn by Chloroform
  10. “Metal School” – 2:54LYRICS
    I packed all my things in a nylon bag
    I kept my eyes open wide
    And got out the day the stock went black
    What was so alluring’s now faded
    And just stylistic and jaded
    But I’m just glad to get outta there for metal school
    If I could take back what we both assumed
    Would you spin it back to me on the lazy sue?
    We could exist to be where we found it
    And just wrap our fingers around it
    That’s why I’m gonna give it all up
    Put all that back now for Metal School
  11. “Staring at the Board” – 0:54LYRICS
    What you knew of me was all sad and deformed
    Operator I’m baked and I’m
    Boy you better take a look in that box because
    Sitting on them couches
    Sitting on them floors
    Well it’s better that that’s done and now you’re gone
    And the one with you the first
    Is the one you feel the worst about
    That’s why I’m out in Central Station and I’m staring at the board
    I’m staring at the board at Central Station one more time
  12. “No You’re Not” – 1:43LYRICS
    Go knock em dead ok kid
    I’m not a man, least not yet
    I’m not a man just a pillar of salt on the ground
    Tell us your name that’s what they say
    I ain’t got a name just a current address and I said
    Know what you know
    I never thought a kiss could be
    I never thought a kiss could be
    So cold
    So now the pissoff’s taking hold
    And you can tell they’re all looking at you
    Feel so inert it starts to hurt
    So that’s your name and I tell myself
    Don’t say that you’re coming back ’cause no you’re not
    Don’t say that you’re pleased to meet them no you’re not
    You’re going back ’cause no you’re not
  13. “Quincy Punk Episode” – 2:17LYRICS
    Molly said she oughtta leave you in the ground
    When they see you hanging down from on the ceiling
    I’ve got a feeling
    That there’s no one if you could speak would believe you
    I-N-T-H-E-G-R-O-U-N-D ground
  14. “Advance Cassette” – 2:54LYRICS
    Getting caught’s made me think it over
    And it told me that you’re never coming back here again
    We’ve been doing things the same way for so long
    That it took me aback
    And I don’t think I’ll ever hear that sad song again
    Don’t tell me I’ve lost you
    Advance Cassette
    Oh no
    I just can’t believe it
    No don’t say that I’ve lost you
    Advance Cassette
    Oh no
    I just can’t believe it
    You’ll know by the look on their faces when they pass you
    You’ve been dropped off on the Texas Highway
    I’ve been out here now for so long that I’m not sure
    How you wound me so tight
    I’m afraid I won’t ever hear that sad song again
    So don’t tell me I’ve lost you
    Advance Cassette
    Oh no
    I just can’t believe in it
    No don’t say that I’ve lost you
    Advance Cassette
    Oh no
    I just can’t
    Can’t
    Can’t
    Can’t
    Can’t believe it