Danny Malone

there is a strong consensus that danny malone is going to be, post-humously, the most famous artist/musician to have ever lived.

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spiderlegs

The dregs, the dregs, the spiderlegs
like lashes on my eyes
I thought the drugs would kill the bugs keep coming back to life
and the plan, the plan, the ceiling fan
oh, the spinning minds of flies
lo, and how much they must know…

oh it’s hard to find a problem
that I can’t dissolve
by doubling the dosage
’til there’s no resolve
and the devil in the details
well, he’s stepping back
lo, is this skin I have?
no, no…this is a bodybag

Oh would you climb, climb, climb
up to my window sill?
baby, when nobody will?
baby, when nobody will?
or would you fight, fist fight
out in front of DeVille?
baby, when nobody will?
baby, when nobody will?

You go ahead and you spin your web
get tangled in the vines
but break a leg cuz machete-heads, well, we read through the lines
and the plan, the plan was supposed to pan
but are you that surprised?
lo, I guess it goes to show
no no! shows you what you know, you know, you know
and you know you could:

Climb, climb, climb
up to my window sill
baby, when nobody will
baby, when nobody will
or you could fight, fist fight
out in front of DeVille
baby, when nobody will
baby, when nobody will
you know I was fine, fine, fine
you know I was fine up until
you slept with that nobody Will
you slept with that nobody Will
you know we could shine, shine, shine
keep on shining until
up until Nobody will, up until Nobody will
ooo whoa ooo whoa ooo
oh ooo whoa ooo whoa
ooo whoa ooo, etc.

 

 

whitewhitelight

Dinner at a thai place
dressing up in white face
body filling up with sand
don’t we all, all fall in the end
that’s a plan
Feeling for the floor by the front door
it’s a little more than I can stand
and we all, all fall in the end
change of plans

There’s a white (there’s a white)
white light
There’s a white (there’s a white)
white light
There’s a white (there’s a white) white (see the white) light...

Panic in the driveway
manic on the highway
think I’m gonna need a hand
can you call me up later on?
I need a friend
driving with a lead foot
cataract of red
and you’re the only one who understands
oh we all, all fall in the end
change of plans
learn to dance

To the white (to the white)
white light
To the white (to the white)
white light
To the white (there’s a white) white (see the white) light...

I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh
I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh
I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh
I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh
I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh
I am stiff as a board and I am light as a feather and uh huh

 

 

san diego

On the way to San Diego
never gonna get to play though
never gonna make it on time
maybe I should tell the club that
see if they could push the set back
when suddenly the back of my mind
started running, started running, and I
I think I might’ve missed the sign

I don’t know what I was thinking
but suddenly the dash was sinking
and I was singing at the top of my lungs
“think you better pull it over"
spend a minute on the shoulder,
and try not to swallow my tongues,
cuz I’m just talking, just talking
my sentence is running from

What’s happening to me?
I’m sick of myself
ain’t one thing cuz it’s probably something else
happening to me
when really I’m numb
I’m magnifying glass, I tame the aimless sun

I don’t know what I was doing
I got out with the van still moving
and landed by the feat of my soul
with that curdled blood running through me
suddenly it was a movie
and I was in the starring role
so keep rolling, keep rolling
I think I might’ve lost control

What’s happening to me?
I’m sick of myself
ain’t one thing cuz it’s always something else
happening to me
when really I’m numb
and all these fire ants keep fighting over crumbs
when none of them knew me
the further I run
less I gotta see where I’m coming from

 

 

middle names

Who knows why he was born with octopus arms
marshmallow collarbones, and a mouth full of mud?
cuz his head’s heavy with dirt
and his heart is just a balled up old t-shirt
Who knows why she was born burlap for hair?
laughing as Lafayette caught wind of her dust
sure, that is until
she burned, burned out on Nashville
who needs it?  you can sublease it

Let’s trade a pint of blood and run inside each other
and on three say your middle name
let’s numb these stomach flutters (go!)

Neat rows of dominoes aren’t taking the fall
cough, cough, who tipped them off
while we set them up?
was it that cop in the parking garage
I thought we wouldn’t get caught in?
but we made it out, making out

Let’s trade a pint of blood and occupy each other
babe, if you wanna see me play, well you’re never paying cover
and we might never get it together, get it together
but you look more like your middle name (sing it!)
Billie Jean’s my lover!

So why, why take it slow
when your eyes, your eyes are just windows?
And standing still, on the sill of your soul
everything’s fine, just open the blinds
it’s our window of time

 

 

therese

Stop running, lover, don’t you know that you’re mine?
stop worrying, oh, you know it’s probably the wine
I’m gonna buy us a house on the edge of a city
or you’re the owner of twenty kroner we bet
I wanna raise you, I wanna raise you, I wanna raise you
Therese

Stop dreaming, lover, don’t you know that I’m kidding
stop worrying, no, I’m the one who’s missing out
I’ve got a bias to a certain version of pity
but you’re a vision through my vignetted retrospect
that is, I paraphrase you, I paraphrase you, I paraphrase you

Traces of you showed up on the train
on the way to Copenhagen
Berlin tattooed a setlist of songs
we had played, but wait a second
what have we here?
could this be your name that’s written in it?
Lady Maybe, and the Prince of Mumbling
Lady Maybe, and the Prince of Mumbling
Lady, when you’re bored of being so ahead of my time
I’d board a flight to Trondheim, I’d bored a flight to Trondheim
I’d board a flight

I keep thinking that everything will fall into place
I got ink done and now I can’t just wash you away
it’s too bad that your name isn’t even that pretty
I never meant to really let you under my skin
but now, I can’t erase you, I can’t erase you, I can’t erase you
Therese

sugarwater

Face down in the sink
I found you there, puking in your sleep
ever get a sinking feeling
there’s a secret you’re concealing?

I guess we oughta get you into bed
no, we don’t wanna miss out on the rest
underneath a sinking ceiling
do you keep on getting this unappealing?

well you don’t, don’t gotta know
what you don’t...wanna know….

When they’re on to you
you just move on to a new doctor
who’s sharing medicine
to put it off a little bit longer, yeahhhh
bide your time-release
sink your bitter teeth
you sweet, sweet talker
drink your SugarWater!

It started as a hold-your-breath contest
but heart doesn’t beat cardiac arrest
can’t you tell a shrink your feelings?
I’m sure it’s nothing too revealing

Like you don’t already know
oh you already know-oo-whoa

When they’re on to you
You just move on to a new doctor
who’s sharing medicine
to keep us up a little bit longer, yeahhhh
beta-block it out
wet that cotton mouth
you sweet, sweet talker
drink your SugarWater!

No, no, cuz nothing is wrong
bop shoowop bop shoowop shoowan
no no no nothing is wrong
bop shoowop bop shoowop shoowan
now it’s a Butcher Boy song
bop shoowop bop shoowop shoowaaaaan (drink your SugarWater, baby!)
bop shoowop bop shoowop shoowan

Ain’t you a sweet talker?
but a hack of a hypochondriac
oh you’re such a hack of a hypochondriac

 

 

lee woke me

Well, I dared to stared into a crystal casket
something seemed so wrong about this scene
that’s when she jumped up and started laughing
like it was a prank she pulled on me
and everybody else was standing still
is this the kind of dream you can’t shake?
I wonder if I hold my breath until
see if I could wake up from awake

And then Garrett came and got me out of science
in a silent hallway I think I asked him why

He said, “principally, the principal has been pulling people out of school,
a sympathy for missing crystal eyes, and probably tomorrow is the wake.
the funeral is undecided still.”

I guess it wasn’t more than she could take
I wonder if she held her breath until
phony fortune teller, tell her will

You fooled us all with your Crystal Ball
You fooled us all, Crystal Ball

Well, that second time I stared into the casket
this time I was sure I was awake
man, someone really dropped the ball
how is this even possible?
clearly, there’s been some sort of mistake!
she’s just breathing really still
or maybe she’s really still awake
or maybe she can hold her breath until
until no one know it’s fake
or maybe she could wake up from a wake
or maybe she could wake up from a wake
or maybe she could wake up from a wake
or maybe she could wake up
wake up wake up wake up wake up

 

 

fly in the window

Hey there little stubborn fly
don’t you know that it’s a window
keeping you from what’s outside the house, the house?
think you’ll find a knew result
you can’t break what ain’t been fixed yet
none of this has been your fault, you know
you know?

All you people do is fight
maybe you should get your own place
I could even help you look around, around
think you’ll find a new result
you can see the kids on weekends
none of this has been your fault, you know
you know?

That, oh, life could be lovely
just write a new story
Oh, life can be lovely, you know, you know

How long can you hide in your room?
you’ll read every book in the world pretty soon
father, you are building a tomb, you know
you know?

That, oh, life can be lovely
just write a new story
Oh, life can be lovely, you know, you know
That, oh, life can be lovely
just write a new story
Oh, life can be lovely, you know
you know

 

 

fall back plan

I’d put a ring around your rosy glass
you say your finger tips are dripping sand
and you’re running out of fingers fast
never counting on a second hand
you don’t wanna be a fall back plan
you don’t wanna be a fall back plan

And after such a long, long swim
it might as well have been the promised land
but on the beach it started sinking in
the more I sink the more I try to stand
no, I never had a fall back plan
I never had a fall back plan

All I need is a rope
but you, well you need a knot
oh, why don’t we elope
because I guess I’ve had the thought
you’re probably all I’ve got

I said you’re all I’ve got
             you’re all I’ve got

So after ringing out the rosy glass
look at all the sand we’re buried in
but like a Phoenix rising from the ash
now, somehow, a rose again

 

 

wait on me

Everyday this weight on me
this weight on me, this weight on me
everyday it’s heavier to lift
and you don’t have to wait on me
to wait on me, wait on me
that would just be so nice if you did

Cuz I’m filled up with broken parts
with broken parts, broken parts
I’m someone you’ll probably never fix
all loose ends and broken starts
and now we don’t have to make this hard
that would just be so nice if we did

WooHoo!
let’s do what people do
like wait up to stay up
Hey Hey!
we could say what people say
like, “can’t things just stay this way?”

Maybe you should move away
move away, move away
go try New York City with your friends
cuz I planned on moving anyway
to LA, anyway
wouldn’t that be so nice if I did?

WooHoo!
let’s do what people do
like wake up, and make up
Hey Hey!
everything we say
things can’t just stay this way

So if you want to make that call
well make that call, make that call
I’m sure I’ll find somewhere else to go
and the only way to find yourself
is by yourself, by yourself
well, what if you’re someone you don’t really wanna know?