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Gimme Fiction

Released 10 May 2005 BUY    STREAM
  1. “The Beast and Dragon, Adored” – 4:18LYRICS
    The beast and dragon, adored
    
You been gone so long
    
Where you been for so long

    I went to places unknown

    Rented a room

    And I forgot my pen

    Shook my twin

    And I had to find the feelin again


    Now all I need is a crew

    One that can act as if

    One that can slay on cue

    And sneeze and sniff

    I’m going back to the water

    Been landlocked too long


    I got a feelin it don’t come cheap

    I got a feelin oh and then it got to me

    It took its time working into my soul

    I got to believe it come from rock and roll

    Believe it come from rock and roll


    Where did you get for so long

    I been learning my scene

    I been watching my friends move away

    I summon my love back to me

    And I went down by the seawall

    That’s when I knew, knew They Never Got You


    Great dominions they don’t come cheap

    Great dominions they just want you to leave

    I got the meaning, the meaning sat tight

    Said it’s not what you expected but it could be right


    I got a feelin it didn’t come free

    I got a feelin and then it got to me

    When you don’t feel it it shows they tear out your soul

    And when you believe they call it rock and roll

    And when you believe they call it rock and roll
  2. “The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine” – 2:58LYRICS
    Every morning I’ve got a new chance

    I want to land the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance

    Cause he gets to swordfight the duke

    He kidnaps the queen

    And you think the score’s set but you can’t truly see

    Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

    Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine


    Every morning I pull on them pants

    Mmm but I don’t get out so much since I acquired St. Vitus dance

    I turn the news on a while

    I practice my scene

    You think things are straight but they’re not what they seem

    Til you know the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

    In his coat and his boot and his blackheart machine

    No, no one knows the two sides of Monsieur Valentine


    Every morning I’ve got a new chance

    I want to land the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance

    He makes love to the duke

    He swordfights the queen

    He steals the whole show in his last dying scene

    No one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

    No, no one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

    No one sees the two sides of Monsieur Valentine

    Mmm hmmm mmm hmm hmm hmm
  3. “I Turn My Camera On” – 3:32LYRICS
    I turn my camera on

    I cut my fingers on the way

    They way I’m slippin away

    I turn my feelings off

    You made me untouchable for life

    And you wasn’t polite


    It hit me like a tom

    You hit me like a tom

    On on and on


    When I turn my feelings on

    I turn my feelings on inside

    Feel like I’m gonna ignite

    I saw them stars go off

    I saw them stars go off at night

    And they’re looking alright


    Keep on blowin up

    Keep on blowin em off

    Get up roll it out

    Keep on showin em out


    You hit me like a tom

    It hit me like a tom

    On and on a tom


    I turn my camera on

    I cut my fingers on the way

    I feel me slippin away

    I wipe my feelings off

    You made me untouchable for life

    And you wasn’t polite


    You hit me like a tom

    I don’t know where it’s from

    It hit me like a tom-tom


    Here comes the flan
  4. “My Mathematical Mind” – 5:02LYRICS
    I wanna change your mind

    Said I wanna set it right this time

    I’m looking through you

    You know who you are

    And planning for the apocalypse

    Is not considered

    Considered cool

    I don’t suggest it myself

    But no I won’t sweat


    I wanna change your ways

    Said I’m gonna get it right one of these days

    And I’m looking through you

    Riding the brakes

    Bringing about the apocalypse

    Is not considered

    Considered cool

    Still you go setting it up

    But never give it a thought

    Just go setting it up


    My mathematical mind can see the breaks

    So I’m gonna stop riding the brakes

    No no no no more ride the brakes

    No more ride the brakes

    Instead I’m gonna see your stakes

    Yeah I’m gonna see the stakes

  5. “The Delicate Place” – 3:42LYRICS
    I got nothing

    You got something

    I feel out of place

    Looking through your window

    Into the delicate place

    Reflections stating obvious mating holds


    I’ll own up to you if you own up to me

    I’ll picture for you if you picture for me


    Have you got the answer

    Have I yet won the part

    Is this just your way of breaking my heart

    Everyone denies it but they just want to be told


    I’ll hold it for you if you hold it for me

    I’ll picture for you if you picture for me

    The delicate place

    The questions it raise

    The delicate place


    I got nothing

    You got something

    I feel out of place

    Looking through that window

    Into the delicate place


    I’ll own up to you if you own up to me

    I’ll picture for you if you picture for me

    The delicate place

    The questions it raise

    The delicate place yeah

    The delicate place yeah

    The delicate place yeah
  6. “Sister Jack” – 3:35LYRICS
    Always on the outside always looking in

    I was in this drop D metal band we called Requiem

    And they’d say relax

    But I can’t be a man this far down the map


    I was sold for suspect drawings

    Underneath a makeshift awning

    Now I’m yours

    Know I’m here

    Read it all front and back

    But I can’t relax

    With my knees on the ground and a stick in my back

    Sister Jack


    I was on the outside

    I was lookin in

    I was in a drop D metal band we called Requiem

    And I can’t relax

    With my knees on the ground and a stick in my back

    Sister Jack


    No I can’t just relax

    Knowing that you’re coming back

    Sister Jack
  7. “I Summon You” – 3:55LYRICS
    Remember the weight of the world

    It’s a sound that we used to buy

    On cassette and 45

    And now this little girl

    She says will we make it at all

    800 miles is a drive


    Yeah you got the weight of the world coming down like a mother’s eye

    And all that you can

    All that you can give is a cold goodbye

    The law enforcement’s impressed you’ve survived to this age

    Strapped-up soldiers

    They’ll lock you in a cage without a goodbye

    For a nickel bribe

    But where you are tonight

    And how’d we get here

    It’s too late to break it off

    I need a release

    The signal’s a cough

    But that don’t get me off

    I summon you to appear my love

    Got the weight of the world

    I summon you here my love


    Remember the weight of the world

    It’s a sound that we used to buy

    And all that you can

    All that you can give is a cold goodbye

    The law enforcement’s impressed you’ve survived to this age

    Strapped-up soldiers

    They’ll lock you in a cage without a goodbye

    For a nickel bribe

    But aww no where you are tonight

    And how’d we get here

    It’s too late to break it off

    I need a release

    The signal’s a cough

    But that don’t get me off

    I summon you to here my love

    Got the weight of the world

    I summon you here my love

    The signal’s a cough but that don’t get me off

    I summon you here my love
  8. “The Infinite Pet” – 3:56LYRICS
    Hung up and bent on a stranger

    Just trying to swing a full-time ride

    I never knew the cold hand of danger

    Til I met this one and took it inside


    Now I can’t get near it

    Don’t want to hear it

    My cover’s blown

    I walked in the rain like a drone

    All the way to Marquette


    The infinite pet


    I got something to tell you

    Far outside the black and white

    Aw I got something I want to tell you

    But who will receive it tonight


    When I got up I cut my neckrug off

    Resigned my name to the ranks of the blamed and the scoffed

    Cursing the day I met


    The infinite pet

    Comes when you pirouette


    Hung up and bent on a stranger

    Just trying to swing a full-time ride

    I never knew the cold hand of danger

    Til I met this one and took it inside


    I sat back I put my neckshirt on

    Resigned myself to the fate of the failed and the conned

    Just like that day I met


    The infinite pet

    Cheaper than all your threats

    Comes when you pirouette

    How’d you pay back that debt

    The the the the infinite pet

    The infinite

  9. “Was It You?” – 5:02LYRICS
    We was walking through the park

    Trying to get home before too dark

    Who was it that we saw that night

    Was it you?


    Someone doing something not right

    Shocked to see us interrupting their delight

    Who was it that we saw that night

    Was it you?


    Tucked away inside of the wood

    Tucked away inside and up to no good

    Who was it that was saw that night

    Was it you?


    And we was cutting through the park

    Trying to get home before too dark

    Who was it that we saw that night

    Was it you?
  10. “They Never Got You” – 4:59LYRICS
    You

    When you were coming up

    Did you think everyone knew

    Something unclear to you

    And when you were thrown in a crowd

    Could you believe yourself

    Did you repeat yourself

    Cause no one would hear

    And just say it again

    Cause they never got you and you never got them


    Don’t let it break

    Don’t let it start

    Don’t let em in

    Don’t go too far

    And cover your tracks

    Cover the path to the heart

    Don’t let those footholds start

    And don’t let no one in

    Cause they never got you and you never got them


    You

    When you were breaking up

    They was just waking up

    And back in that place where you come from

    Did it pay to play along

    That’s where I’m coming from

    I’ll roll it myself or just let it be

    Cause I never got them and they never got me

    No I never got them and they never got me
  11. “Merchants of Soul” – 2:49LYRICS
    I was a heartbeat on the danger side

    Just had to see what it all was like

    Put your nose in that

    Although you try to sidestep

    Merchants of soul don’t let


    Hey what you doing on the danger side

    Yes you’re looking for us we know that’s right

    That way you move it’s all an act

    So get in

    We know you wanna give in

    And of course we’ll fix you up exact

    We’ll mail you back

    Mm hmmm!


    Mixed up and lonely on the danger side

    Ralph Reed was driving

    Said he wants to go all night

    I made him wait, took my time to decide

    And bent the desire

    To get wise

    The fiends are fiendin’ outside

    Merchants of soul so unkind

    Oh yeah

    Merchants of soul they don’t mind

    They’ll take your soul I need mine