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Lyrics From Drug Free

Drug Free

woke up this morning
first thing i see'd
two sets of FBeyeballs
looking back at me
one asked the other
"is this the guy?"
next thing, i'm in a plane and learning how to fly
drug free
drug free

went to the doctor with my head in a sling
i'd lost the will to write, to strum and to sing
he gave me something for my tooth and my jaw
prescription bubblegum
open up and say "aah"
drug free
drug free

i'm in a field, i'm in a cloud
i'm in a fashion show
i'm messed up pretty loud
where's my companion
i've got to ask her "hey"
"how much of this is real?"
and how much would she say...
is drug free?
drug free...

 

Leave it with Me, I'm Always Gentle

i found her leaning on a table
looking out the window
staring at the sun in the sky
she said "i don't believe in demons"
"there ain't no elves or faeries, but something put this pain in my eye"
"perhaps it's all of them sad late-night movies"
"or all the dope that i smoke to stay high"
and i said "leave it with me, i'm always gentle"
lie lie lie

she wore the boots she got in boston
with the plastic leather heels
and the laces too uptight to be tied
she placed a ring upon my finger
and a shotgun in my stomach
then she turned to me and said "kiss the bride"
i said "i'm not really ready to love you"
"i fear a single wrong word i might die"
and she said "leave it with me, i'm always gentle"
lie lie lie

she kept a cowlick in a bottle
she took it out on sundays
but only when the weather was dry
she had a boyfriend back in college
who told her she was wicked
she understood but wouldn't say why
and at the end of a very long summer
full of daisies and blue-bottle flies
she confessed to a series of murders
i cupped her mouth as she started to cry
and i said "leave it with me i'm always gentle"
leave it with me i'm always gentle
leave it with me i'm always gentle
lie lie lie

 

Just Passing By

she said "I'm your sister"
she bent down and kissed herself upon a furrowed brow
she opened her hands up
to show us a teacup
to show that we'd not forgotten how
how to see
see through walls
see the ocean after all
see the air
in the sky
see the life just passing by

she said stop pretending that life never ending
is why we're all here and why we die
it's much more important to cherish each moment
while looking each other in the eye
say i'm here, so are you
if there's something i can do
tell me how and i'll try
as your life goes passing by

she said "i'm your mother"
i sat down beside her
she held me a strange and awkward way
i asked what her name was
"you wouldn't believe me,"
she said as she rose then walked away
i said "wait, wait for me"
she could neither hear nor see
for the tears in her eyes
for the life just passing by

 

Alphalpha Bhang

alphalpha bhang
alphalpha bhang
the wind was right the rain was wrong
the sun shone through alphalpha bhang
the kids left home, the folks stayed on
to find themselves alphalpha bhang
alphalpha bhang
alphalpha bhang

the earth revolved around itself
the books were flying on the shelf
the words within were strange and strong
in love, but not alphalpha bhang
alphalpha bhang

the rabbit finally won the race
the tops of carrots fell from grace
the kids came home to find the mom
and dad atop alphalpha bhang
the kids were shocked but not surprised
they'd always had their mother's eyes
but daddy should have known to lock the door
but dad you should have known to lock the door
alphalpha bhang
alphalpha bhang

 

Disco Dress

i'm wearing a disco dress
i got a pocket where my pouch should be
and all my friends are jealous
they're asking me how does he do it?
i'm worried 'bout nothing less than when i die what'll happen to me
will i be cold and hungry, will a candy bar help me get through it?

 

Boncentration Bamps

i don't like the sound of these here boncentration bamps
i don't like the sound of these here boncentration bamps
come away sailor
come away sailor
come away sailor
come away sailor

 

Magic Metal Apron

magic metal apron
magic metal apron, i love you
magic metal apron
magic metal apron, speaking in them tongues the way you do

dance your feet right to the bone
your eyes glued to the telephone
your ears pierced by the seagull's cry
the world of life between your thighs

magic metal apron
magic metal apron, i love you
magic metal apron
magic metal apron, speaking in them tongues the way you do

mango chutney popodum
your order's ready, carry on
stomach empty, mouth is full
your friends float on a swimming pool
blood of an englishman, bar rum pah bum bum
greasy american, bar rum pah bum bum

magic metal apron
magic metal apron, i love you
magic metal apron
magic metal apron, speaking in them tongues the way you do

 

She Wears a Green Leaf

she wears a green leaf because it makes her feel sacred
she wears a green leaf because it's easy to see
she wears a green leaf because she hates to be naked
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me

in wilesden green there's a train
it follows me around, it's creepy
i've been labelled insane
i cry a lot when i'm alone

she wears a green leaf because it makes her feel sacred
she wears a green leaf because it's easy to see
she wears a green leaf because she hates to be naked
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me

in california the sun
is made of nicotine and orange juice
everybody surfs for fun
they make their money selling produce
there's a beach that i know
where all the whales wash themselves up
maybe sometime we could go

she wears a green leaf because it makes her feel sacred
she wears a green leaf because it's easy to see
she wears a green leaf because she hates to be naked
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me
she wears a green leaf because she hates to be naked
she wears a green leaf because it's easy to see
she wears a green leaf because it makes her feel sacred
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me
she wears a green leaf when she is sleeping with me

 

Oh the Malaise

oh the malaise
on one of those loping, lazy days
here comes the summer
oh shit, too soon
hand delivered from a hot-air balloon
down falls the sandbag to its doom
oh

oh the malaise
it's one of those crazy ways to say
"i think i love you"
whose words are these?
the family partridge
andy pere up a tree
down drops an apple to its knee
oh

 

Circus for the Clowns

finding it hard to get around
and i can't see the circus for the clowns

 

In a Boat on the Sea

we were all rocking in a boat on the sea
the boat was called brian, it was named after me
we was all drinking from a cup that we found
we had to stop drinking when the cup run aground

we all fell asleep with our hair in the sand
a beautiful lady wake me up with her hand
i tried to say "howdy" but she sshh'd me right down
"you'll frighten the neighbors with your dirty rock sound"

i'm a liar, ask my father, it's a fact
honestly
held the handle in my fingers
took a swing and...
cherry tree

i flew through the air like a spider with wings
a tiny white kitten gave me money to sing
i said your money's no good here and my throat is so dry
ten thousand feet o'er the sea, the kitten started to cry

 

© Anton Barbeau. Photo of Anton by Karen Eng. Web site: interbridge.

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