Small parts isolated and destoyed
 
 DARK AGES

We are living in the, in the dark ages 
Haven't seen some daylight in what seems ages 
All the information is locked far beyond 
Locked in circuits and bathed in silicon 
And we're fast asleep with our dreams seething in 

And though all is still we are still breathing 
But it's him in the dark, he makes me null and void 
But it's him in the dark, 
I think I m paranoid 
A world of half-truths, what goes 
Unspoken lines of communication are stripped and broken 
And the dark is cold with hands freezing 
But this deep-freeze seems strangely pleasing 
And the powr-trippers receive facelifts 
And the button-pushers all work night shifts 
And the misdemeanors seem so ghastly while the media punch is so lasting 
And the eastern comrades find out much too late 
And free men are free to subjugate under megashadow, under nine to five 
Still it's self-extinction that keeps us alive 

We are living in the, in the dark ages haven't seen some daylight in what seems ages 
All the information is locked far beyond 
Locked in circuits and bathed in silicon 
I don't know go to sleep we are in the dark ages 

JUNK

He thought he was putting his things in the right place 
Everything had a name and everything had a place 
But now there's so much of this stuff around 
That when we look down on the ground 
There is nothing there to see 
Well, you're probably saying to yourself, 
I guess they buried it somewhere else" 
Wait a minute, wait a minute, please wait a minute 
Just bend your neck, just crane your neck, just twist your neck 
But don't break your neck and look above you, look above you 
Above us is the garbage, below us is the earth 
Above us is the garbage, below us is the earth 
And each day, each hour, each minute, each second 
We're crawling, crawling, clawing, falling more, more, more, more it's junk 

AND THAT'S SAD

We should not make a fuss what would become of us 
We should not 
And that's sad and that's sad 
We must hold on tight 
Hold on with all our might all our might 
And that's sad 
I demand what you should be in the name of decency 
You'd do the same for me and that's sad 

SMALL PARTS ISOLATED AND DESTROYED

It's been said before but I ll repeat it 
Don't you feel like you've been cheated? 
It's been shoved down your throats, you eat it 
They say it's true, you believe it 

chorus: 
Small parts isolated and destroyed 
See the big boys play with their toys 
There is one thing I will never do 
Trust you 
There's one thing that I have learned 
All god's children will get burned 
And if it comes down to me or you 
Who do you think I will choose? 
What's the deal? 50% of the door? 
Well, then, come on in, come on in for more 
What's that you say, we get a guarantee? 
Then fuck right off, you mean nothing to me 
Isn't this a sweet romance so why don't you get off your ass and dance? 
"What about me? What about me? Can I get in for free? Can I get in for free? 
You know me, you remember me 
Can I get in for free? can I get in for free?" 
Come on in! Come on in for free! 
Don't mind the heat, don't mind the smoke 
All that screaming? It's just a joke all that screaming? 
Nah, it's just a joke come on in! Come on in for free! Come on in! 
It's on me! The joke's on me 
I'm tired of being close and feeling abused 
And all those deep discussions make me wanna puke 
And you're all going to see a lot less of me 
I'm not the comrade that you hoped I d be 

chorus: 

Everybody's in the groove filling the dance floor, 
Two by two (hey boy, I might want to fuck you) (hey girl, I might want to fuck you too) 
There's liquor on your breath and magic in the air 
Now we're really going to get somewhere 
This is for all you girls and boys 
Small parts isolated and destroyed 
It's too late baby It's too late man oh baby, oh baby 
You've been beaten up inside 
You've been beaten up inside 
That's the high point of your life 
That's the high point of your life 
I was beaten but I died (or is that just another lie?) 
It's been said before but I ll repeat it 
Don't you feel like you've been cheated? 
It's been shoved down your throats, you eat it 
They say it's true, you believe it 
Small parts isolated and destroyed 
I'd rather die than be a toy 
There is one thing I will never do 
Trust you 

VICTORY

When I set out on this journey I thought it would never end 
When I started down that road I could not see the end 
And when I took that first step I fell in so deep 
And all those things that were so hard-won I thought I would always keep 
Now what do you think I see standing like a wall in front of me 

Defeat, not victory 
Defeat, not victory 
Defeat, not victory 

chorus:
So what are you going to do? Die? 
No you gonna lay down and die? 
No I will not admit defeat I will not admit defeat 
I will see victory 
Pride and deceit have choked my life like weeds 
And I lost sight of what I really had what I really need 
And all the things I should've valued 
I gave away for a prayer and a song 
And now when I reach out for them they are gone 
Now you know what I see standing in front of me 
Like a headstone a fucking monument to human misery 

Defeat, not victory 
Defeat, not victory 
Defeat, not victory 

chorus: 

Do I have any friends here? 
I can't see are any of my friends here? 
I can't see what about you? 
Will you be a friend to me? 
What about you? Will you be a friend to me? 
I've got a question to ask you and then you can ask it of me 
It's a simple request and then you can make it of me 
Can you forgive me? Can you see what will be? 
Is it victory? 

Now I can't show you all the things I ve seen 
And I can't make you feel anything 
Certainly not what they meant to me 
And someday I know, no matter how hard we try 
We are all going to have to lay down and die 
So maybe I should just tell you what I hope and believe 
For every defeat there will be a victory 
For every defeat there will be a victory in defeat, 
victory 

TERESA, GIVE ME THAT KNIFE

Can you picture me standing there? 
I see it can you picture me way up there? 
I see it now my whole life 
I see it now my whole damn life 
Teresa, what would you die for? What would you die for? 
What would you die for, teresa? What would you die for? 

Teresa, give me that knife give me 
That knife teresa, give me that knife give me that knife teresa 
Can you picture me there? 
There I m almost there 
I'm almost there I m almost there 
Teresa, what would you die for? What would you die for? 
What would you die for, teresa? What would you die for? 
Teresa, give me that knife teresa, give me that knife teresa, 
Give me that knife teresa, give me that knife teresa 

REAL LOVE

Real love is scary 
You try to hide when it looks for you 
You never know what it will do 
Not real love 
Not real love 
Real love is a long stone bed, he said his face a mask of indifference 
And it don't care about me or you 
Not real love 
Not real love 

Real love on a sunny day is a crow on a telephone pole with something to say 
And you feel like someone has just walked on your grave 
That's real love That's real love 
The glory of love The glory of love 
That precious rain that falls from above 
First a gentle murmur that calls from the heart 
And then a great wind that will blow you apart 
That's real love 
That's real love 

Like a ghost it will pass right through you 
A spirit that lives on when you are through 
And there is nothing that you can do 
The wind in the trees 
The smell of wet leaves 
The rumble of a passing truck 
A streak of blood 
Please forgive me for what I ve done to you 
And lord forgive me for what I m going to do 
In the name of... 

Real love is scary 
You try to hide when it looks for you 
You never know what it will do 
And it don't care about me or you 
And there is nothing you can do about real love anyway, 
That's what I heard a crow say but who cares what a crow say anyway? 
Especially about something, something something so strictly personal (real love) 
Can you feel it? Can you feel it? 
That wind on your face 
You can get down on your knees and pray 
But nothing that you do or say will make it go away (real love) 
It's like thunder, 
Like lightning the way 
You love me the way you love me 
The way you love me it's frightening 

LONELY

You tell me I should not be all by myself, 
That's good advice 
I'll hum a tune and break the ice 'cos I m lonely 
Everyone looks good to me 
But I m afraid that I can see that good intent and honesty do not redeem stupidity 
When all is said and all is done 
You either know or down you go into the pit of shallow wit with all the other hypocrites 
You're not bad, you're not good 
You're a solid block of wood 
You have eyes but cannot see why I despise your company 
I am lonely 
People come, people go 
They put on their little shows 
See them laugh, see them cry 
See them live their little lies 
I'm alone with you and I m lying too 
I'm alone with you and you're lying too 
Oh, we are all liars and that's all that's true 
I'm alone with you I m alone with you 
I'm lonely lonely lonely just a lonely guy. 
Yup, that's me...