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released 04 February 2014

All songs written, arranged and produced by Adrian Bourgeois
All instruments and vocals by Adrian Bourgeois except as noted

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Adrian Bourgeois Burbank, California

"Just when a tune has ingratiated itself into your memory, in the way the kind of pop music does that inspires one to whistle, the melody sweeps upward, turning and dancing in that unpredictable way that a flock of birds does when it moves toward the sun." (SN&R)
"Lush with strings, angelic harmonies and melodies that swoop and soar like a hook-laden roller coaster"(Sacramento Bee)
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Track Name: New December
Someone plays and his love sings along
It's all she can do to remember the song
So she makes up words
That he feels he's heard

Leaving footprints they won't see again
A self imposed exile but why not pretend
The nostalgia burns
Like the bridge they burned

So goodbye summer
It's all snow tomorrow
But before we're away
Let's pray for the new December

She makes him laugh and he laughs like a child
Who would have thought laughter could grow in the wild
But they feel at home
In the great unknown

And it's only the weather
That shapes their forever
And grants them this day
To pray for the new December

They held in their hands the keys to the underground
But they sold it for daylight
Now she's holding his hand as he tells her she can keep the crown
With her back towards the kingdom she looks like a queen tonight

He shakes his head at the words that she sings
Those same words betrayed both the coup and the king
Just the day before
All for love for sure

Now the winter's screaming
And the last boat's leaving
But before we're away
Let's pray for the new December
Track Name: Time Can't Fly A Plane
I saw you at the airport
Sitting on the carousel
You were waiting to be chosen
From the menagerie of shells
Oh what a strange tradition
How can you fly so well
If you take along your baggage

You said your number one advantage
Was playing piano with your toes
And when I asked what it was good for
You said you didn't know
Then you cried over the question
You hadn't thought of that before
You knew that it meant something more

Let me go back let me go back
Go back to the day I was born day I was born
'Cause I'm only getting older
But time can't fly a plane

I heard you climbed the highest mountain
So you'd be close enough to pray
But if you fall off of your mountain
You will go with God today
But if he turns you into a bird
Then you could just fly away
Oh wouldn't that be something
Would you be better off that way?

But a bird is a word a bird is just a word
Just like on the day I was born day I was born
And I'm only getting older
But time can't fly a plane

Over the ocean
See the pilot eclipse the sun
As if to say
"Oh time don't fly away"

Let me go back let me go back
Go back to the day I was born day I was born
'Cause I'm only getting older
But time can't fly a plane
Let me go back let me go back
Go back to the day I was born day I was born
Just leave me at the airport
Where time can't fly a plane

I saw you making phone calls
To the prisoner on the moon
He lost his way to find salvation
You lost your way to find salvation
Track Name: Everybody Knows It Was Me
Well it could have been the sea that kept you in your shell
It could have been the devil that made your life hell
It could have been an angel who blamed you for losing his wings
Well it could have been a candle that just burned to quick
It could have been a stranger taking treats for tricks
It could have been tomorrow that dangled today on a string

Well it could have been the summer could have been the spring
Could have been the rising cost of a ring
Well it could have been any number of things
But everybody knows it was me

Well it could have been a brainstorm that blew your mind
It could have been a timeshare that stole your time
It could have been an accident waiting to take control
Well it could have been a singer that just wanted a hit
It could have been a swinger that swung and missed
It could have been the whether or not to stay or go

Well it could have been the winter could have been the fall
Could have been how you were to pay for it all
Well it could have been any number of things
But everybody knows it was me

It was me who wouldn’t leave you alone
It was me who’s so in love with you still
It was me who’s gonna be better from now on
And if you won’t believe me you know that I will

Well it could have been a monster hiding under your bed
It could have been a doctor messing with your head
It could have been intentions that promised you the sky
Well it could have been forever with no time to spare
It could have been a crowd but there was nobody there
It could have been the myth of a perfect alibi

Well it could have been love and maybe it was
Could have been a fool who shouldn’t do what he does
Well it could have been any number of things
But everybody knows yeah everybody knows yeah everybody knows it was me
It was me
It was me (I’m in love with you still)
It was me (I’m in love with you still)
Track Name: Pictures of Incense
Tell me lies reel me in
Don't let me know that you're only fooling
When truth becomes the bigger sin
Then don't let it be our ruin

So humor me a while
Slay me with a smile
No wonder that that road's less traveled on
For the ones who never lie
Have all been crucified
And so the truth becomes unraveled
As I fall in love with the girl in the very front row

I found my weakness in the dark
I can't see but I'm led to follow
I like you just the way you are
But as for me I feel so hollow now

That's alright I guess
I'll get it off my chest
And find a place where everything makes sense
But even in my pride
I can't seem to hide
The feeling I betrayed my conscience
As I fell in love with the girl in the very front row

I used to stare the sunset down
Now I know I was only turning
And I will wear the thorny crown
Because I know that it sure beats burning slow

You're too much like wind
You will me from within
And leave me only pictures of incense
And I'm too much like you
I believed them too
Or maybe I'm just sick of the full scent
I fell in love with the girl in the very front row
Track Name: Jonah
Sometimes in the plainest sight
I lose things for a while
I can't go back to where I left them
I cannot force a smile
I do not stand among the fools
With pockets full of needless holes
But then again I cannot find
What was here a moment ago

Sometimes in a crowded place
I cannot hear my voice
And in these times I can't believe
I came here just by choice
And so I raise my voice above
The awful din I make it plain
That I am not as silent as
My silence does proclaim

Sometimes in the darkest night
I mess around with love
The scars behind my eyes do swear
I've messed around with love
And from your gaze I fled to see
I spent three days inside a whale
And now I'm free to do your will
'Cause I'm not afraid to fail

If I found what I misplaced
Would I still ask for more
And if I were not a drowning man
Would I still love the shore
I cannot stay upon this beach
I live to catch the perfect wave
But still I can't tell if I'm running
To or from the grave
No I cannot tell if I am running
To or from the grave
Track Name: Waterfalls
Have you ever found yourself or have you just found a companion
In everyone who sold you life at a discount
And even if the time won't wait do you think you'll still last forever
And never dream of sins you can't remember

Do you still believe in a past where the future never was better
Would you still be dancing if you were sober
And even if the time won't wait do you think you'll still last forever
And never dream of sins you can't remember

So you understand the rain and yet you live your life under cover
Do you believe that waterfalls go to heaven
And even if the time won't wait do you think you'll still last forever
And never dream of sins you can't remember
And even if the time won't wait do you think you'll still last forever
Do you believe that waterfalls go to heaven
Track Name: Have It Your Way
These are the days the days of the flood
Where we’re gonna destroy everything that we love woah
And the light at the end of the tunnel today
Is only the fast approaching train woah

We can talk we can talk without any words
And be just like wings without any birds
I’m losing you woah
And now I’m learning to swallow my pride
And be put in the ground before I die
And you’ll live too woah

Let’s betray the truth that fades
When love does age I’ll see you ‘round the bend

You’re no good at playing pretend
But you’re so good at making this end
Have it your way
Have it your way

You and I were just one hit wonders
Or the life of a fly or the sound of thunder
Then we’re gone gone gone woah
And I tried and I tried to change your mind
But you’re just so sure that I’ll be fine
Well who says you’re wrong? woah

We betrayed the truth that fades
When love does age I’ll see you ‘round bend

You’re no good at playing pretend
But you’re so good at making this end
Have it your way
Have it your way my friend
I’m torn by the tears on your face
But I know that they won’t leave a trace
Have it your way
Have it your way

The poison you drank
You know I drank it first
And I was not the one dying of thirst

We betrayed the truth that fades
When love does age I’ll see you ‘round bend

You’re no good at playing pretend
But you’re so good at making this end
Have it your way
Have it your way my friend
I’m torn by the tears on your face
But I know that they won’t leave a trace
Have it your way
Have it your way

These are the days the days of the flood
Where we’re gonna destroy everything that we love
Track Name: Hanging Day
No words can describe what I have done
No one to thank but my imaginary gun
So uncivilized have I become

The doctor is in but who can tell
The doctor must not be feeling very well
I despise him so I wish he’d go to hell

And I’m saving it for the court and judge
Saving it for the Lord above
But one more thing I’ll pray
That I don’t fall in love on hanging day

It’s so nice to meet you or so you say
I’d so like to teach you some manners be careful where you stray
There are roses here but a thorn puts you away

I’ll take your hand if you don’t wash it first
You’ll drink my poison until you’ve quenched your thirst
Go on read my mind and you’ll see me at my worst

And I’m saving it for the court and judge
Saving it for the Lord above
But one more thing I’ll pray
That I don't fall in love on hanging day

Day after day inside this tomb
Some days I’m so glad I’ve finally given up on you
But most days I’m not, I wish you were rotting here too

And I’m saving it for the court and judge
Saving it for the Lord above
But one more thing I’ll pray
Don’t give me reason to stay
Don’t let me fall in love on hanging day
Track Name: Aquarium
So it’s the new year and what a sleepy day it is
The puzzles have all been solved the faces can fall in love
With themselves again ‘cause there’s always some new beginning
To wait for
And we are young but that’s no longer new
And we will tell you everything, more than you would ever care to know
But you can’t say no to fireworks exploding
In black and white

Some may choose the shining sun
Or an ocean over an aquarium
And make shadows run but we’ll make fun
And we’ll be safe on the bright side of the room

So it’s a new day, a day tomorrow will never be
And what does it look like and are we more afraid to see
Or to dream, but there’s always some new beginning to wait for
Or so we believe

Some may choose the shining sun
Or an ocean over an aquarium
And make shadows run but we’ll make fun
And we’ll be safe on the bright side of the room

No one can tell you how to feel
No one can tell you how to feel
If you can’t be touched you can’t be healed

No one can tell you how to feel
No one can tell you how to feel
If you can’t be touched you can’t be healed
No one can tell you how to feel

Some may choose the shining sun
Or an ocean over an aquarium
And make shadows run but we’ll make fun
And we’ll be safe on the bright side
Some may choose the shining sun
Or an ocean over an aquarium
And make shadows run but we’ll make fun
And we’ll be safe on the bright side of the room
‘Cause we’re so afraid of beginning
Track Name: Don't Look Away
"All that I'm not is now all that you want me for
All that I am is what drives you away
But all that I am could be chalked on the sidewalk
So why not just love me this way?"
These were her words to the dark of the TV
As she wonders where the night has gone
She left it with you and believed you would share it
Alone now she waits for the dawn

"Don't look away
Please
Tell me what you want to see instead
Please
My heart is a thorn to my head
Please
Don't look away"

Heroes and villains can get on for hours
Till they become men and just do what they're told
And a woman's a girl till she chooses to trust you
And she hasn't a friend in the world

"Don't look away
Please
Tell me what you want to see instead
Please
My heart is a thorn to my head
Please
Don't look away
Don't look away
Don't look away"

Silhouette surfing the wave of the future
She'll disappear when the light is gone
You are the wave from which she won't recover
And love is a dream with a pillow you smothered
And justified all of her fear of the other
And as she is gasping for air underwater
She admits now the lie too painful to uncover
You did nothing so you did nothing wrong
Still why does she say why does she cry
Why does she pray to the TV tonight

"Don't look away
Please
Tell me what you want to see instead
Please
My heart is a thorn to my head
Please
Don't look away
Don't look away"
Track Name: Too Much Time
On the dance floor
On the dace floor
Somebody's blown by the wind
In a car chase
In a car chase
Somebody's going to win
In the jungle
In the jungle
Somebody's singing a hymn
In the temple
In the temple
Somebody's ready to sin

And the slave of the rich man beats his wife
As the poet of darkness falls on his own knife
And somebody's saying stop looking for your life
For whoever finds it will surely lose it

But we are so respectable
Civilization has conquered our minds
Waiting in line for the end of the world
Fools with too much time

On my doorstep
On my doorstep
Somebody's looking for a score
In the courthouse
In the courthouse
Somebody's pissing on the poor
On the radio
On the radio
Someone will not give up the floor
On the internet
On the internet
Somebody's privatized the war

And the children in the classroom learn to not think twice
As the church on the hill is crucifying Christ
And the ones that he loves most are now paying the price
They've been done unto by all the others

But we can't be responsible
Like any good actors we've learned our lines
Waiting for someone to tell us we're right
Fools with too much time
Fools with too much time

On a jet plane
On a jet plane
Somebody's scared to look down
In Africa
In Africa
Somebody's nailed to the ground
In the holy land
In the holy land
Someone believes he will be found
In America
In America
Nobody's making a sound

There's a rumor going round that all the rumors are true
And the political tabloids are tangled up in blue
Big Brother's only watching, the rest is up to you
For man cannot live on bread alone

But we are much too practical
So it goes is our favorite way to die
Waiting for heaven but settling for church
Fools with too much time
Track Name: My Sweet Enemy
The silence comes to break your heart
You want to run but you know that's
Beneath you
I can feel you
You've tried the needle you've tried the rope
You tried to heal and you tried to hope
Or did you
I believe you

Running to the edge of the wall
So untamed and so resolved
You're so sure I'd take the world from you
My sweet enemy

The lines are gone to hide the view
You wave your wand and still the truth
Deceives you
I have been you
You fly your flag but the battle begins
And the only way back is beneath the bridge
And you're running too fast to tell
That I need you

Running to the edge of the wall
So untamed and so resolved
You're so sure I'd take the world from you
My sweet enemy

And I'm not changing sides
No I'm not changing sides
I'm just trying to find you
In the whites of your eyes

Running to the edge of the wall
So untamed and so resolved
You're so sure I'd take the world from you
My sweet enemy
My sweet enemy
You know I love you
Track Name: Shot In The Dark
Tell me what is real
Turn a stone into a wheel
And I will stay up all night just thinking
But every dream that lies
And every tear you cry
Well I can’t afford to just keep on drinking

And I keep counting the ways that I’m
Cooler than every square that can’t even fake some surprise
I’m still home
Under the alias of a self I don’t know
Trading hearts for bones

But I’m still a believer
In everything life can give
Though the saddest of memories
Are the happiest times I’ve lived
Still I’m gonna go deeper
Deeper than you can dig
For a shot in the dark
For a shot in the dark

Sailors on the sea
Said next time that we meet
I will turn to gold all of your emotions
But it was not to be
As one ship headed east
And the other to the bottom of the ocean

Some people just shouldn’t talk so loud
They say so many things then they don’t make a sound
Inside the chamber of my present tense
They only raise the rent

But I’m still a believer
In everything life can give
Though the saddest of memories
Are the happiest times I’ve lived
Still I’m gonna go deeper
Deeper than you can dig
For a shot in the dark
For a shot in the dark

And I keep counting the things I say
And don’t put into play
And all those things I pray and pray and pray and pray and pray
With such little faith

But I’m still a believer
In everything life can give
Though the saddest of memories
Are the happiest times I’ve lived
Still I’m gonna go deeper
Deeper than you can dig
For a shot in the dark
For a shot in the dark
Track Name: The Howling Wind
Lay me down I do believe I'm dying
Everyday pretends to be the quintessential moment of my life thus far
Look how fast the time moves when you're dreaming
Maybe all that means is if I'm dreaming what does time really mean
Does it change a thing?

So wake me up I know I'm breathing
Let me live it's only blood
If indeed I'm not your favorite
Leave me to the howling wind

What I'd give to find the source of silence
I'd take away its phony crown replace it with a symphony of sound and confidence
Don't hold your breath my darling I'm not counting
The moments for the air when there's more of it there
Because you lay there gasping without reason only will

Wake me up I know I'm breathing
Let me live it's only blood
If indeed I'm not your favorite
Leave me to the howling wind

There is a girl who sits atop a mushroom
She says, "One side makes you smaller and one side makes you wish you were never born"
I said, "That's not your line you must be dreaming besides I haven't got the time"
She said, "Hey if we're dreaming what does time really mean?
No it never changed a thing."

So wake me up I know I'm breathing
Let me live it's only blood
If indeed I'm not your favorite
Leave me to the howling wind
Track Name: Sunflower
I wanna read your mind I wanna see you shine
I wanna spend my dreams inside your field of gold
My dear sunflower

I wanna stay a child and you to be my smile
I wanna take your picture, take you dancing
I love my sunflower

Beautiful dreamer if you took my picture
Could I hang it on the wall
Just to see the world through your eyes
Just to see things as they really are

I wanna know the answers to your questions
Mend this cold life make it feel like home
For my sunflower

Do you want me to mean the things I said inside my head
When I first felt the light
Of a sunflower

My sweet angel if I took you dancing
Would you fly me across the floor
In the cold light of a mundane melody
I swear I will always keep you warm

I wanna stay a child and you to be my smile
I wanna spend my dreams inside your field of gold
My dear sunflower

Do you want me to mean the things I said inside my head
When I first felt the light
Of a sunflower
Track Name: Touch
I don't want to fight though you've touched me in the wrong way
I was up last night just wishing you were dead
If I lie nobody hurts but if I cry it only burns me faster

I won't say you're mine till you've touched me in the right way
I'll just close my eyes as you tear off my head
That may sound a little weak but it's my stand against the siege of disaster

There's no alibi for swearing your prediction this would kill you would conceal your wish to die
And there's no lengths that I won't go to to save you from the sin and the pain of being right

But no good friend of mine would touch me like a cold day
You pretend that I have lost my will to feel
But there's no falser truth than the one you mock with ruthless laughter

I don't want to hear you're sorry 'cause I don't regret your eyes when they still believed in sight

I don't want to fight though you touched me in the wrong way
I'll love you despite all the bitter words we've said
If the world refused to turn it would not deter these birds from flying
Track Name: The Lost And The Free
Do you remember when you were in trouble again
And I was selling demons to strangers
And everybody said we'd be better off dead
Then to leave without our guardian angels
But I knew our salvation was near
When the music in my head started playing in your head
Ain't gonna make a lot of money tonight
But if that's alright with you then it's all right

Hey pretty girl whatcha doin' alone
With the boys who'll drive you mad but they won't drive you home
They're gonna laugh just to prove you can cry
Hey pretty girl this is no time to die

Thought the days are getting darker before they get lighter
And there's no time for winners only for fighters
Gonna light the way by setting your soul on fire
In the land of the lost and the free

So this is all that's become of our dream
Irony blushing at the beautiful screams
Pop music played with a smirk
A generation of cynical jerks

Where the kids lose their minds just because they get bored
The pen is even bloodier than the sword
It's just you and me babe on this side of the war
In the land of the lost and the free

Sweet inspiration
I know you've waited
To feel loved

Life's full of heart attacks and slot machines
As the white snow falls on the village green
The view from the bridge didn't last too long
But this whole town keeps singing its song
And we're all going where it has gone
Nothing's keeping us here if we don't hold on
To God knows what and for God knows how long

Though reality is making us a little less pretty
We're not looking for vengeance, money or pity
We're just trying to find some good in this unholy city
In the land of the lost and the free
Track Name: Better
I could be searching for answers
But I don't want to say I don't already have them
I should be a better dancer
But I won't give away I have no sense of rhythm

On my street they're selling rumors of wars and occupations
She says she's not of this world, well that's an understatement
I turn around and I'm facing the sound and the fury go round
And it's signifying nothing

Nobody knows no matter what anybody says
They're just wasting so much of your time
I just want that feeling again
That I know better I know better I know better better better

You could be like Charles Darwin
Turning wolves into whales and wine back into water
While somewhere grieves an angel of Harlem
For the palms full of nails of her only begotten daughter

Without love it's all a hopeless dream and we won't wake up
With only words I won't know what you mean it's just time taken up
They're saying things I could never believe
You couldn't pay me to see both sides of a heart unbroken

Nobody knows no matter what anybody says
They're just wasting so much of your time
I just want that feeling again
That I know better I know better I know better better better

Now the kids don't speak
And the old don't think
Yet we'll somehow sink
To heaven

Without love it's all a hopeless dream and we won't wake up
With only words I won't know what you mean it's just time taken up
They're saying things I could never believe
You couldn't pay me to see both sides of a heart unbroken

Nobody knows no matter what anybody says
They're just wasting so much of your time
I just want that feeling again
That I know better I know better I know better better better
Track Name: Picture Frame
Did you know that the bandage was on fire
When you placed it on the burn you received from reaching through the smoke
For a flame that would never die
Sometimes you heal but you carry yourself home
Did you know when they laughed and made you cry
They were laughing just to see if tears can come from joy
And it seems that they were right
Sometimes its real but you carry it alone
You carry it alone

Now there's poison in the wishing well
Poison in the wishing well
So you failed to say
And I've been drinking it all day
But it's so nice to see you anyway
You and your picture frame

Did you know how to tell me how you feel
When I'm painting winter wind as summer breeze but the chill remains so cold
And all I say is at least I tried
Such faith have I but I cannot make you move
Did you know what to make of last night's dream
You were visited by angels in your sleep but the angels brought no news
And spoke no word but hallelujah
Sometimes a dream is nothing more than proof
Nothing more than proof

Now there's poison in the wishing well
Poison in the wishing well
So you failed to say
And I've been drinking it all day
But it's so nice to see you anyway
You and your picture frame
Track Name: Parachutes
We'll find a way to live through today
But as for tomorrow we'll have to borrow
All of our time from those left behind
The friends we denied before the rooster crowed

But love is so much more than letting go
It's the heart that beats for someone else's soul

We could be parachutes to which the world could hold on as it falls

You have no right to sweet dreams tonight
But you're tired of talking everyone's talking
You weep for no one but you weep for so long
So long to every truth that made no sound

Now the only sound you hear is here and now
The now that you could keep from crashing down

We could be parachutes to which the world could hold on as it falls
Track Name: Still Life
Still life
Paints the man
Pulls back the splendor
A canvas uncovered
Still life
Looks at his hands
Won't you title my portrait
'Cause I don't think I can

And I hope it's you tonight that I'm thinking of
And I'll assume that this is how it feels to be loved
Maybe I'm a mountain but I'm still not above this still life
Still life

Still life
Vanity style
I could have been someone
I should have stayed blind
Still life
Paints what he sees
Cuts out the memories
Of auld lang syne

And I wish to God you'd let an old painter sleep
I don't want another sign to make me believe
You can go to hell before you disrupt my dream of a still life
Still life
Track Name: Celebrate The News
I would walk a hundred thousand miles
Just to see you smile
Sweet light of mine
If I were only given one more wish
You know it would be this
So Lord let it shine

I had a dream that it was judgment day
And no one even came
Celebrate the news

When they say the sky's about to rain
I will feel no pain
Only doubt
All I leave behind here are my chains
There is only gain
In breaking out

And until I find something to lose
All I want to do
Is celebrate the news

Woah any day now any day now
Woah the sky will disappear
Woah any day now any day now
Woah the sun will rise again

When they sell my kingdom for a field
I'll still only kneel
To my king
So close your little eyes so full of scorn
I have been reborn
I'm so free

And as we feel ourselves begin to burn
Maybe it's our turn
So celebrate the news
Track Name: As Your Hands Can Hold
Sad songs are so very often written
So long before you live the words within them
How strong do you have to be to change them now
Don't wait for time to pass your reservations
Don't stay till God decides to turn the station
Don't make a promise that you can't lift off the ground
Let alone carry it

And you're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours
You're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours anymore

The rain is getting strong enough to drink
And your brain can hardly hear itself to think
Your voice strains in your throat for one more note to reach
But can you carry it

And you're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours
You're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours anymore

You bet your heart on that you'd be a star
You were wrong you were wrong
How lucky you are

And you're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours
You're only as strong as your hands can hold
And what your hands can't hold you can't claim as yours anymore
Track Name: Rainy Day Parade
When all that's sentimental's never what is real
And you have to go with what is true over what you feel
When all that's sacred turns to gold but gold is not what you want
'Cause it reminds you of your friends so easily bought

Don't blame the dark you'll have more to fear when it's day
Don't blame New York it would just be worse in L.A.
Don't blame the sun on the days it goes away
And I'll let you ride in my rainy day parade

When you've more power now than ever but you haven't the time
To do the things you dreamed of doing when you weren't so divine
When you play the part of sinner 'cause a saint goes unloved
But you still fear the dirty business when push comes to shove

Don't blame the dark you'll have more to fear when it's day
Don't blame New York it would just be worse in L.A.
Don't blame the sun on the days it goes away
And I'll let you ride in my rainy day parade

When there's no song that can do justice to your pain
You'll get no sympathy 'cause you've got no shame
When you cut off all your toes just to spite your feet
And that's not near the worst you've done to yourself this week

Don't blame the dark you'll have more to fear when it's day
Don't blame New York it would just be worse in L.A.
Don't blame the sun on the days it goes away
And I'll let you ride in my rainy day parade