Say It

Say It

Released on Warp, 2010.

Tracklisting

  1. Oh Man
  2. Retard Canard
  3. Sole Brother
  4. What To Say
  5. The Ballad Of Moose Bruce
  6. Higher And Higher
  7. Come Back
  8. Nova-Leigh
  9. Blood, The Sun & Water
  10. At Home Now

Oh Man

Oh man. Oh man...
Go away man.
I want to sit right here & sip down the rest of my beer.

I got a funny feeling
I think she might be cheating and he knows.
Oh, he's gonna let it show.

She got the funny feeling, she put it on the ceiling.
& she's old
& I told her oh man, you're getting old man.
You're letting go old man
Why won't you understand?
You're on a roll man
Oh man, keep those knees up when you run.
Don't look behind or ahead
you're blind until you're dead.

I got a funny feeling.
I got a funny feeling.
Like the geeky kid in the ladies shoes.
Who's he think he's fooling?
Another year of ruling your own.
& your on your own man.
What do you own, man?
What's reaped and sewn, oh man,
been down that road again.
Don't stop for no man.
Oh man, I got to go man.
& I take my place in this wonderful race

Oh I'm not a lonely soul.
I know. I know. I know. I know. I know...
I just got to let it roll.
The way you roll determines all your wishes and your wants.

Oh man, you're getting old man.
You're letting go old man.
Why won't you understand?
You're letting go man.
Oh man, you gotta go,
And go take your place in this wonderful race.

Oh I'm not a lonely soul.
I know. I know. I know. I know. I know. I know...
I just got to let it roll,
the way you roll determines all your wishes and your wants.
Oh I'm not a lonely soul.
I know. I know. I know. I know. I know. I know...
I just got to let it roll.
The way you roll determines all your wishes and your wants.

Retard Canard

I JUST WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

Baby, remember what they told you never...
It's scary to realize you're not a member of the human race,
but you're still running anyway.
Retard canard trying to fly far from home.
It's scary to realize you're always alone,
but you're still flying anyway.

I don't wanna start a flame in your heart,
I just wanna set the world on fire.

I JUST WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

Baby, remember what they told you never?
Like: honesty's annoying most of the time. It's better entertainment if you keep on lying.

Well she said "I don't care if we are apart.
Distance helps me to admire.
Oh I don't wanna start a flame in your heart.
Oh I just wanna set the world on fire."

I JUST WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

In the middle of the night
I don't care if it's right
As long as you turn out that light
...Turn out that light

I don't wanna start a flame in your heart
I just wanna set the world on fire
Man don't wanna see the lion make art
Stretch it's body out across the pyre
I don't wanna start a flame in your heart
I just wanna set the world on fire

Sole Brother

Get your act together, please.
Help your Poppa to gather leaves.
Go & help your grandfather, he's 77 & you are 11.
So rake the yard or clean the eaves troughs.
It's one or the other, so go help your Poppa please.

Get your act together, please.
Help your Poppa to gather leaves.
Go & help your grandfather, he's 77 & you are 11.
So rake the yard or clean the eaves troughs.
It's one or the other, so go help your Poppa please.

You never ask sister to help with the chores that are physically straining.
Sometimes I wish I was a sole brother.
You never ask sister to help with the chores that are physically straining.
Sometimes I wish I was a sole brother (an only child).

I know I fake it, I wish I was a soul brother.

Raekwon, I love you. I wish you were my soul brother.
Ghost Face, I love you. I wish you were my soul brother.
Lil Wayne, I love you. I wish you were my soul brother.
Big L, I love you. I wish you were my soul brother.

I know I fake it, I wish I was a soul brother

Jessica, I love you but I wish I was a sole brother.

What To Say

When I wake up I'm speaking slow.
When I get drunk I'm speaking more.
Get too drunk & I don't speak at all.
Get too close to you & I don't know what to say.
The only time I make sense is when I'm talking in my sleep.
But there's nobody around to write it down,
So it gets lost on my books & pillows.
The only time you made sense was when I was talking too.
But we had to take turns, one at a time.
& when it comes to mine I have no idea what to say.

When I'm talking to you.
What to say when I'm standing there talking to you.

Words that don't relate to one another flowing off our tongues.
Fragments, fleeting thoughts get strung together one by one by one.
Things we can't relay to one another.
Smoke goes in my lungs.
I get more from a look than from people when they've spoke or yelled or sung.

People talk
People talk
People talk, but they don't know what to say.

What do you say?

When it comes to you, you look good in your sleep (what do you say?)
When it comes to you, you look good in a heap of images stacked so... electronically.
(what do you say?)
When it comes to you you look to keep no matter what

People talk.
People walk.
People mock.
But they don't know what to say.

What to say when I'm talking to you.
What to say when I'm standing there talking to you.
What to say...
What to say...
What to say now that I'm standing here talking to you.

The Ballad Of Moose Bruce

He's over the woods and through the trees.
He catches the crooks & kills the thieves & afterwards he laughs.
He cracked the plot of the evil man.
At the sight of his face the henchmen ran
& afterwards he laughed.

& Oh what a silly world it is...
With no superheroes born to it.

He's off the hook & fancy free.
He can't see the forest for the trees.
At life's allure, he laughs.
But soon, he sees the hill.
Retreat, retreat, retreat until he passes past the past.

& Oh what a silly world it is...
To be so miserable over something inane as this.

He's out for good & off the pills.
He can't pay rent, but better still he'd rather have a laugh.
But soon he sees the hole.
Defeat, defeat, defeat.
Your role was not to be the man.

& Oh what a silly world it is...
But still, & against his will he is born to it.

& all he'll ever know
the roses and rainbows
& never knowing what he had.
another night another time...
& oh, you'll never know the way the old men go.
To see it all so uniform, to be wise beyond your years.

So smell the rose, you'll see it grow.
Make love to those be friend or foe.
Get up & go, the rooster crows.
& touch your toes - just like so.
Your life's a boat - you have to row
Collect and stow the things that glow
& write these things down all in prose.
Tomorrow's never there until you are.

So a silly world it is...
But still every single day how we are born to it.
So what a silly world it is...
But still every day you should know you aren't bored of it.

Higher And Higher

Those ones outside of our building,
they are making sounds that I can't relate with.
Do they know what they are saying?
Sometimes I don't but it comes out all rightish.
Those ones building all our outsides.
They are making it so we can relate too.
I don't know what I am seeing.
Information hard for eyes to relay to brain.

Sound is flowing out again.
Through the river & 'round the bend.
Never gonna make it, reflect it & replace it.
Holding on but it feels good to be blown by the breeze through the buzzing woods
I'm just gonna take it, reflect it and relay it.

Never gonna fake it, reflect it and relate it.
I'm just gonna make it, reflex is what I aim with.

Those ones outside laughing at us.
They are thinking things that I can't relate to.
Do they know what they are missing?
Information hard for eyes to relay to brain.

Now I'm going out again, shake & shiver it never ends.
Never gonna make it, reflect it & replace it.
Holding on & it feels good to be told by the tease that I'm looking good.
I'm just gonna take it reflect it & relay it.

Never gonna fake it, reflect it and relate it.
I'm just gonna make it, reflex is what I aim with.

Keep on climbing up
Keep on climbing up & up
Walk on the wire
Walk on the wire
Keep on feeling up
Keep on feeling up & up
Feel your desire
Be your desire
Keep on burning up
Keep on burning up & up
You are on fire
Running on fire
Keep on rising up
Keep on rising up & up
Higher & Higher
Higher & Higher
Sing with the choir
"Higher & Higher"
You are on fire
Higher & Higher!

Come Back

Oh how I worry.
Please baby, hurry.
Come back, come back, come back to me right now.

Oh these things seem to take some time.
You go, I hope maybe I'll be fine.
I walk a steady line.
Never again will I make somebody mine.

& isn't everyone trying to make their life into their favourite film, or something of the like?

I missed you in March.
I missed you in November.
Missed you on my birthday (which I know you don't remember).
Oh pretty baby, you took your heart away.
& oh, how I love you. Come back to me today.

& isn't everyone trying to turn their life into their favourite film, or something of the like?

All that I worry, please baby hurry.
Come back, come back, come back to me right now.

Nova-Leigh

There's a space in my mind's big bookshelves,
holds the place of an idiot's dream.
For the songs I'll never sing,
humming sweet summer guitar melodies.
& I cry for them.
For the girls & the boys I'll never meet.
boo-hoo
& I try to bleed.
& the hairs on my arms stand up with me.

This reverie happens to be steeped misery.
Don't sing this one with me.

Tell the night I'm not sleeping
I'll be tired when I'm dead
Get me up, roll me over
I'm feeling upset.
I start feeling the sunlight on my legs, on my face
Get me up, roll me over.
I'm feeling okay.

There's a place in my mind's bookshelf for the song I'll never sing.
It goes "ooh, ooh"
& I try not to bleed & the hairs on my arm stand up with me.

This reverie happens to be steeped misery.
Don't sing this one with me.

Tell the night I'm not sleeping
say I'll be tired when I'm dead
Get me up, roll me over
I'm feeling upset.
I start feeling the sunlight on my legs, on my face
Get me up, roll me over.
I'm feeling okay.

There's a space in my mind's bookshelf for the song I never sing
It goes "ooh ooh"
It cut my vocal chords with a razor blade while I tried to scream to you.
I can feel it on the inside. Makes me itch and twitch through & through.
Double barrel shotgun through my chest this afternoon.
For you & you & you & you & you

There's a space in my mind's big bookshelves, holds the place of an idiot's dream.

Blood, The Sun & Water

Blood, the Sun & Water
Nausea surrounds every thought of Antoine.
When he's all alone he always feels that way.
That way.
& my world is the best in all of the world.
But I wonder, is it true to me?

Oomba-da-da da-da oomba-da-da da-da

I believe in blood
I believe in water
I believe in the sun
They believe in me
I believe in gravity
I believe in progress
I believe in things that I can't see

Minds can't even comprehend the distance from our fire to the next
Billions on billions, the sky is adorned
There must be more things that die and get born
& I believe in

Oomba-da-da da-da oomba-da-da da-da

Blood + sun = you
Flesh and nails
...hammers to
Webs of light that connect
Big open spaces, they don't forget
Minds can't even comprehend the distance from our fire to the next
& billions on billions, the sky is adorned
There must be more things that die and get born
& I believe in them

At Home Now

I can't wait, walking faster than regular
On my way.
Get to feel that way, walking through the door
Through that smell
Safe & sound.

I got what I need at my home.

I can't wait.
I don't dilly dally.
On my way.
It's raining now, soaking me to the bone.
I don't mind.

Cuz I've got what I need at my home.
& I get more ideas at my home.