Not Dead, Just Lying Very Still

by The Tiny Ugly Germs

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released April 23, 2014

Written and recorded by The Tiny Ugly Germs.

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Track Name: Wallet Chain
Let's talk about how we hate everyone,
Let's talk about how we don't have friends anymore,
Every night's the same now,
And every day's the same now that I'm comfortably numb
I am comfortably numb,
And I can't find my way
Track Name: Not Dead, Just Lying Very Still
We're not dead,
We're just lying very still,
But we've buried ourselves in a maze of back roads,
And no one knows

We've lost a few limbs,
Callouses wearing thin,
It occurs to me that we probably look like zombies

We're not dead,
We're just lying very still,
Bury me in a tomb with a trapdoor and a flashlight

What if I told you we're moving on without a problem?
Shake the dust off our shoulders the way mustard gas blossoms,
I'm lying in a dark closet where my daddy keeps his shotgun,
I want to play shows across these states,
Just poke me in the ribs and you'll find,
I'm not dead,
I'm just lying very still,
We're not dead,
We're just lying very still
Track Name: Jesus was a friend of mine (but I left him for the Democratic Party).
Hands trembling in the dark,
I can't hold the weight of anything,
Eyes replaced by black voids,
I'll tell you what I see:
Not a fucking thing

Give me a second and let me think,
But like a stone,
My thoughts will surely sink
Track Name: Lake Huron
I turned my collar to the cold lake wind,
But it cuts right through to me to you,
Michigan breathes with me,
Mitten exhales with me and inhales with me,
As I inhale
Track Name: Gold
Twenty-one years,
I have been breathing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,
Where does it all go?
Tell me where does it all go,
Lie to me and say it goes somewhere,
Just where, you don't know

My mistakes are etched in gold,
Faults lined up like words meant to mean something

Twenty-one years,
I have been walking aimlessly
I'm on my way up,
I'm on my way somewhere

My mistakes are etched in gold,
Scars lined up like words meant to mean something
Track Name: Small Talk
Sun creeps up on my unsuspecting eyes,
And you're there and talking and I'm alone

Business first and blood comes second,
Every gray hair and tired glance weighs heavier and heavier,
Grades and classes are not my concern,
But you are because I love you;
Why can't I feel you love me back?

For twenty-one years I've been your son,
Why can't I feel you love me back?