The Pink Spiders All The Cool Girls Are Dead

I saw you standing in the front row shaking wide eyed catastrophe

Said you were looking for a boyfriend baby youre wasting your time with me

Cause I dont want to be the one that settles for the barrel of the gun

And were burnt out cause all the cool girls are dead

I heard you finally hit the concrete

Even streets have an aftertaste

You tried to get me in the backseat then passed out after second base

The Pink Spiders Back To The Middle

Young and wasted look at me now

I’m the king of California

Straight out of Tennessee

C’mon baby crash on my couch

You’ve got that hollywood nosebleed

You’ve got the pedigree

But when the seasons change

That’s when I’ll check that plane and go

Back to the middle, I’m gonna be high

Back to the middle, when I’ve had enough I will fly

Back to the middle, passengers please stand by

Back to the middle it’s a miracle I’ve escaped alive

In the thick, thick electric air

There’s a cloud of smoke ascending

Blocking the city lights

Fast and Faded, dead in Times Square

I’m not looking for a heartache

I gotta catch a flight

Because the weather’s cold

This scene is getting old

in teh freeze I’m dreaming of the palm trees

On the beat I scheme about the city

Why should I go back?

The Pink Spiders Adios Prizefighter

I dont hang out in makeshift graveyards

Ill serve my time in them soon enough and I cant deny the foolish compromise by satellites

Stop! My routine runs cold machine guns it feels like poison to virgin tongues so try stop and die fiber

Optics tie us alive

So adios sayonara prizefighter! You’re no champion youre a casualty

Turn yourself in youre trained chagrin its a sad charade

In your disappointment I caught you smiling

Bright shades of white nothing else reminds you of life nothing else inspires you to try

It was candles on the dresser

It was what you loved the most

It was flashes in your mirror and you thought you saw a ghost

And I hope this feels better and I hope that you stay true

Seldom kissing

Only wishing

This is what I thought Id have to do

The Pink Spiders Busy Signals

Woo-ho, we’re a stunning contradiction,

A pieced-together picture

Of a satellite trying to fly

Woo-ho, this is feeling like stick-up

And I’m about to plan my getaway

Woo-ho, I guess it’s better late than never

It’s scary, but whatever –

At least it didn’t lead me to lie

Woo-ho, even I’m prepared to settle

But I’m not about to give my heart away

To subjects without predicates

You chain me to the telephone

To keep me close when you’re alone

I’m hanging up, you’re begging me to stay

The busy signals compromise

Your innocence and alibis

So I’m about to let you walk away

Woo-ho, this is easier than lying

I’m not afraid of dying

But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to go

Woo-ho, all the animals are trying

But I just wanna survive anyway

Woo-ho, we’re a dangerous progression,

A volatile succession,

A saturation ready to blow

Woo-ho, it’s a chemical reaction,

The acids and the bases break away

To subjects without predicates

You chain me to the telephone

To keep me close when you’re alone

I’m hanging up, you’re begging me to stay

The busy signals compromise

Your innocence and alibis

So I’m about to let you walk away

We’re trapped,

Tangled in the slack –

A finger on the trigger

And a saddle on our backs

So get back,

The subtlety’s a trap

We’ll never take it easy

And we’ll never take it back

‘Cause we’re trapped

Tangled in the slack

We’ll never take it easy

And we’ll never take it back

You chain me to the telephone

To keep me close when you’re alone

I’m hanging up, you’re begging me to stay

The busy signals compromise

Excuses, threats, and alibis,

So I’m about to let you walk away

You chain me to the telephone

To keep me close when you’re alone

I’m hanging up, you’re begging me to stay

The busy signals compromise

Your innocence and alibis

So I’m about to let you walk away

‘Cause I can only let you walk away

The Pink Spiders I Can’t Get Down Without You

Living in the city where the sun never sets

Got a jacket as a pillow and a stack of cassettes

And I’m under the Festuca

In the [?] bazooka

Getting drunk

Step into the body and I’m swimming in smoke

There’s a local [?] seen him looking for coke

And his ready little kitten

He’s surprised to see you sitting

All alone

I can’t get down without you

There’s just something about you that comes through

I’ve seen your eyes, if you still wanna ride

Through the roads, put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Under new machine and I don’t care who you are

Get your 67 nooses from the trunk of your car

Maybe you don’t need repeating

You can get it if you need it

On and off

I can’t get down without you

There’s just something about you that comes through

I’ve seen your eyes, if you still wanna ride

Through the roads, put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

(Tell me what you want) You need a kick scare

(Only if you’re gone) You call a quick stand

([?]) Rolling your cigarette

([?]) Give a confused look

([?]) [?]

Tell you what you said

Tell me what you said

I’ve been drunk and begged

Trying ever to capture you

I can’t get down without you

There’s just something about you that comes through

I’ve seen your eyes, if you still wanna ride

Through the roads, put your parachute on

I can’t get down without you

There’s just something about you that comes through

I’ve seen your eyes, if you still wanna ride

Through the roads, put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

Put your parachute on

The Pink Spiders Chicago Overcoat

Innocent victim filled up with pills

Or so it would seem to the rumbler scene

Her getaway sticks made contact with bricks caught skating around

Now it’s the big sleep

But don’t you see that you do it to yourself?

Cause I can taste that you’ve been with someone else

That’s when they told me to run “your fingerprints are on that gun

And your shirt is soaked with blood that isn’t yours

Run your fingerprints are on that gun and revenge is only fun when you get away”

Filled her with daylight heat fought the good fight if I get copped it’s electric cure

Gotta throw lead and leave them for dead if figured then we’ll do the dance for sure

Grab a little air hammer and saws are giving me a scare

Run for your money everybody’s there and they’ve got a curse on me

They don’t understand they got no kick a simple reprimand won’t do the trick

Chilled off the broad and facing lead poisoning

I guess revenge is always fun

Revenge is the most fun when you get away

The Pink Spiders Truth Or Dare

Was it easy all along?

As the days went on and on,

Going through the motions,

Holding on to better years

But now all you’ll hear from me

Is a familiar melody,

From the wires to the speakers

To your tired ears

So truth or dare, let me hear it

Say you’ll stay like you mean it

Or don’t let go ’til it feels like

Nothing’s changed and nothing’s wrong

With the things you tried to take

That I need to stay awake,

That I need to trade

The action for the old routine

So truth or dare, let me hear it

Say you’ll stay like you mean it

Or don’t let go ’til it feels like

Nothing’s changed and nothing’s wrong

‘Cause day by day she’s a little

Closer still to the middle,

So kiss and kill me a little

More and more until you’re gone

‘Cause every single minute

I’m drowning out there

And every single argument’s endless

And I know ever indiscretion

Is breaking your heart

And every bad decision

Every bad decision is defenseless

So truth or dare, let me hear it

Say you’ll stay like you mean it

Or don’t let go ’til it feels like

Nothing’s changed and nothing’s wrong

‘Cause day by day she’s a little

Closer still to the middle,

So kiss and kill me a little

More and more until you’re gone

The Pink Spiders Adalae

Adalae, your every moment is a masterpiece

Adalae, you’re only precious ’til you meet your needs

Adalae, you say we’ll see you on the silver screen

But when you’re down

You know this town’s just not for you

Adalae, everybody knows you’re working hard

Adalae, you see the sunset on the boulevard

Adalae, your only enemy’s the calendar

With these complaints for dedications tried and true

And since you always get your way, this one’s for you

Oh Adalae, I think you’re losing your head

Let’s take these rumors and put them to bed

Can’t help but think that it was something I said

Cursing at the stars above

Adalae, maybe you’ll never get a second chance

Adalae, you’re only social on the stimulants

It’s OK cause everybody knows your circumstance

So arch your back girl cause you’re always on display

And you know you’re only worth what you get paid

Oh Adalae, I think you’re losing your head

Let’s take these rumors and put them to bed

Can’t help but think that it was something I said

Cursing at the stars above

Oh Adalae I know the sun’s in your eyes

You’ve got it all but still you wear a disguise

Whatever you do, don’t you apologize

Nobody can buy your love

Adalae, your every moment is a masterpiece

Adalae, you’re only precious ’til you meet your needs

The Pink Spiders Knock Knock

Knock knock knock

Before you enter cause the chances are I’m with another

On the floor all tangled up trying to forget when we were sober

So knock knock knock

Before you enter cause the chances are I’ll be with whoever had a car to drive me home

And alcohol to last until the morning

For every argument I did not start for every chance you get to break my heart

I face another skirt chase I think I’m taking someone home

For every smile I see you shoot his way for every indiscretion I will make you pay

It’s just another skirt chase I don’t wanna be alone

And I think I’ve got the right idea and I think I’m taking someone home

So knock knock knock before you enter

knock knock knock baby I’ve told you once before

Knock knock knock before you enter baby I’m not asleep behind that door

The Pink Spiders Please Maria

We’re melting in between

The building and the bus

It’s you and me, but honestly,

It’s still not us,

‘Cause you’ve got plans, I understand

And I’ll be on tour when you get back

And while we’re so unlikely, love,

It’s only you I’m thinking of

But it’s so hard

When you won’t let me tell you

What you want to hear

Let down your guard,

If only just a little,

‘Cause you know I already have

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause every lie you step inside

Just drives me to the edge

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause falling out of love is worse

Than falling from the ledge

Together sleeping on the ceiling secretly,

Somehow the air we’re in has stolen the gravity

And I don’t care if people stare

Or say I’ve changed, ’cause that’s not fair

It’s just that I’m not quite so cold,

I’m happy not to sleep alone

But it’s so hard

When you won’t let me tell you

What you want to hear

Let down your guard,

If only just a little,

‘Cause you know I already have

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause every lie you step inside

Just drives me to the edge

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause falling out of love is worse

Than falling from the ledge

And is it love?

‘Cause I never thought about it any other way

And if it’s love, I think that you’ll know,

And even if you think you can’t,

Please just try to understand

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause every lie you step inside

Just drives me to the edge

And please, leave, Maria

‘Cause falling out of love is worse

Than falling from the ledge