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Lyrics to "Hey, Sparkle Eyes" by three against four

all lyrics copyright 200 Merlin Pool Music

 

Fallout

Put me down on a serious day
In October weather
There inside my body anyway
Could it be?

Thought I said my last goodbye
Felt just like a feather
Put it back into the sky
And fell

Fly me out of here
On a gray jet trail that's turning into clouds
Just don't tell me
That I'm gonna have to sit here and wait
For the fallout

Put me back on the floor if you want
With your great big hand
Who said I would be your fool anyway?

Stick a needle in my eye
If I ever planned
To let you take me down and out
So easy

Chorus

 

5 years 2 a day

what a day to take a walk downtown
and look around
what a day to say hello
did you say you were not looking for
this common ground
did you say you did not know

oh no

you told a story 'bout a girl
who's life had just begun
you told a story 'bout a friend
I was frightened by the thought
of being twenty-one
And just how fast a life can end

Oh
Oh no,
Oh no

Many years ago we saw this possibility
But we didn't have a way
Maybe we have found that that this was
what is meant to be
These five years to a day

Oh yeah

What a day to take a walk downtown
and look around
What a day to say goodbye
Did you say you were not looking
for this common ground
Did I say I did not cry

 

Horny Love

Love's seen better days
Is always somethin I don't have the nerve to say
Caught in a loveless high
One of the many souls,
Dragged from their loving homes

Horny love, sorry babe
That is all I have today
Horny love, sorry babe
All incentive seems to point this way
Horny love, sorry babe,
Wanna go, but have to stay,
Horny love, I'm sorry babe
All incentive seems to point this way

Love they say can save the lost
Can you feel the shape of longing
To be only alone
Seems to be my sentence here
Touch my lip my dear
Cuz I feel alone, I feel...

Horny love, sorry babe
That is all I have today
Horny love, sorry babe
All incentive seems to point this way
Horny love, sorry babe,
Wanna go, but have to stay,
Horny love, I'm sorry babe
Horny love, horny love, horny love, horny love...

Aw, heh, what you'll do for a lover
Aw, yeh...
(repeat)

Minnesota

This is the town that I left yesterday
These are the friends that I had
This is the picture I took yesterday
And these are the friends that I had

Have a happy life, try to keep in touch
These are the friends that I don't miss that much
Man it's been so long, man it takes me back
Here's a pillow and a spread, it's time for me to hit the sack

These are the plans that I made yesterday
These are the plans that I have
These are the places that stood in my way
These are the places I'm going
I could drive all night I could sleep all day
I could spend my whole life trying to get away
I could call my mom just to keep in touch
Try to scrape up just enough desire to do that much

Hey! I'm a different man than I was before
Hey! Do I seem to you like someone who's just trying
To be something that I'm not
Well don't forget... you missed alot
Yeah

This is where I came from
This is where I'm gone
This is where I'm going

This is a love that I had long ago, this is a love that I had
This is a love that I used to know, and this is the town that I left

HeartThrob

Hey, take a look back
At something you thought you understood
Find out it was all about finishing the job

Did they teach you to run fast, jump high, be good
Be what you should
Did you grit your teeth
Did you feel your little heart throb

Boom boom

Hey, take a moment
Think about the things you wish you had done
Don't you know, you do it all the time

Take a look outside, open wide
Take a look at everyone
Put your ear to the ground
You can hear their hearts chime

Boom boom

Now you say, I
I have to tell you something

Hey, were you special
Were you flying on fumes and borrowed dreams
In the air up there, you were way above the crowd

Did they make you a deal, did it feel real
With your face up on the screen
On the news the other day
When they cried for their little heart throb

Give me your hand
I'll give you everything
Give me your hand
I'll give you everything
Give me a chance
I'll give you everything
Give me a chance I'll show you how my heart sings

 

Jump, Bink!

My friend bink he's on the floor again chasing all of the monsters away
My friend bink he ducks the gunfire, shoots back, and he saves the day
Watch him run, watch him fire
Watch him jump, watch him jump so high

I play...video

My friend bink he makes me think and he keeps me on my toes
His life is so action packed you know it makes mine feel so slow
Watch him run, watch him fire
Watch him jump, watch him jump so high

I play...video

It's hardly an easy game but you know that I have the touch
I'd visit him everyday if it didn't cost me so much
I'm getting a reputation I cannot walk away
I run out of quarters every single time that I play

There's goes a quarter
There goes a dime
There's goes my tuition
But I'm doing fine,
I'm doing fine
Cuz my friend Bink just cleared level nine...level nine...level nine...level nine!

I Play...video games

 

Straws

I don't care much for finer things
Or ladders to the sky
You can spend your life collecting things
Throwing money at the question why
Do I feel so unsatisfied?

I don't care much for suits and ties
Really cramp my sense of style
You can spend your life doing 9 to 5
And shopping at the miracle mile
Do your curtains...match your tile?

True
So much to do
It's too much
It's weighing me down
To live here in sound is a crutch
I know what I want
It's hardly a noble cause
I do things for your applause
Well everybody's got their...flaws

Let's do something

I don't care much for pretty faces
With nothing in their heads
I never drowned inhappiness
In a shallow person's bed
I don't think so...go home instead

I don't care much for companies
That put the toxins in the sea
And I don't care much for politics
That don't take me where I want to be
Do you think I'm...getting deep?

True
So much to do
It's too much
It's weighing me down
To live here in sound is far easier
Nobody asks for my help
It's hardly a noble cause
I'll sing things and you'll applaud
Nobody's drawing straws

To do something

Stars Fall Down

On a day like today
Anything could happen
To someone who happens
To be looking

Anyone could have been witness here

Oh
She puts it into reverse
She turns the wheel
She's falling out the door

On a day like today
Stars fall down
And fill the streets with burning light
And echoes in the night

He's flying fast above the land
He locks it in
He's far away
He doesn't hear the sound

I wait an hour on the ground she's on
Another hour and she'll be gone
Gone
Gone
Gone
Gone

On a day like today
Anything could happen
To someone who happens
To be there

Anyone could have been
Anyone could have been a witness here
Like me
Like me
Like me

 

My place

Beauty, how'd you find me
Way out here
With my little bag of souvenirs

You painted my picture
You cornered me
You said my name

I was looking for someone to blame
You were someone

Now it's early on a winter's day
And I'm shooting into space
Trying to find a reason to stay
Here in my place

Beauty, what's your hurry
Won't you come in?
I've got everything like it should have been

I've hung all the pictures
Made all the beds
Put everything away

I did everything to make you stay
Oh I've burned for you

It's still early, and I'm feeling high
And I'm trying to see my face
In the window that holds the sky
Here in my place

Beauty, don't you leave me
Now I understand
I thought you wanted a better man

It's early, and I'm coming down
And I'm ready for the chase
Cause I'm tired of all this flying around
Here in my place

 

Babylon

My lava lamp light bulb is broken
My VCR is blinking 12 o clock
I'm still in bed. Don't know what time it is.
Don't really have a plan.
It's really all a travesty--
Sometimes, you know, that's how it seems to me
The life I could have led
Shining on the marquis
Although I love you still
It doesn't comfort me
There are still parts of me
That just won't die - I don't know why

I'm still the same: I worry... like I did before
The future shakes, foundation crumbles to the floor
Oh no I feel upset
I hold the plug, my feet are wet
But no, you won't take me yet, Babylon, no.

And I drive to a place in the wood
Where I feel some peace in the wood
Well I guess it gets me out of my head
And electrons pass through the fuse
As the anchors tell us the news
And your debts get you up out of bed

Oh no I feel upset
I hold the plug, my feet are wet
But no, you won't take me yet, Babylon, no.

And it gets you through the day
Just to know these things will pass
Into the car for a drive through traffic lights
Need to get right, he won't let you over
Caught in the high of the freeway anger
Raising your voice as the exits pass you by...

Na na na...

 

Penis

What Lies In My Penis?
In her bottle of slavery
Because she knows what's inside and won't let it free
Because she keeps what's inside, inside so easily
I could never put a price on it, but I would give it away
To the right girl, anyday....aw fuggetabowtit

I'm tied to this bottle, which cannot spill
She watches the sun come up init's morning glory
But looks away whenever I arise
Bring the wind!
I drive my tongue
And jump in bed
With wings of lead, I said

Be on fire!
Jump in bed with wings
Be on fire!
Jump in bed with me

In a cauldron, in the cricket hour, bubbling with surprise...

This is not wine, we needn't count the time
This restraint is unruly
I drink alone like a sailor far from home,
Won't you share this drink with me, you will undo me
I give my lust, I know I'm intense, I give you my trust, now have some common sense
You want me, You need me
I know you do
You want me, You need me
I want you too
Oh this special kind of slavery, covered now with us
This moment, this moment, this moment, covered now with us
This moment moment moment moment moment moment moment moment moment...

 

Summer, 1997

I pick the paper and I pay my dime,
Can't wait to see my face, and my name in the headline
Back in my room I can't believe how the picture
Makes me look like somebody else
I dye my hair again it takes me an hour
Hear the phone ringing as I jump in the shower
And up the hill at the ivory tower
You can hear the frat boys yell

Are you ready for the weekend Donny?
No? We need a drummer or we'll never get on the road
Ben is busy doing lighting for
I can't afford to wait no more, no

He says he'll do it but I'm gettin a feeling
He's not that into it and he looks at the ceiling
I burn my tongue on my cup of Darjeeling
Reel from the pain and I swear
I'm gonna make somebody hear me out
Before this little candle of my life gets blown out
Let's break in and act rude and get thrown out
Nothing to lose but our youth

Are you ready for the weekend Donny?
No? We need a drummer or we'll never get on the road
Ben is busy doing lighting for a show...oh ho...

I see a teenager in black like a funeral
He's diggin his own shallow grave, desperate and crazed
He doesn't hear what the adults are saying anyway
They think he's rude and aloof
He puts the headphones on his greasy head
Tightens it like a noose, and jumps back in bed
Turns up the dial til the levels are in the red
And then he turns on the juice

And he feels...

 

One Who Knows

Every day you lay awake
Every day you lay in bed
Going places that you know

Everyday you lay awake
Staying safe inside your head
Going places that you know

You are standing in the dark
You are standing at the door
You want to be invited

Just don't ask me who's to blame
If you're always waiting
Wanting to be invited

Just don't ask me who it is
You should be the one who knows

Let's take a moment for your innocence
Before you kiss kiss kiss it away
And you break so easy in your self-defense
Tell me who you are today

You were lying in the road
You were lying in the sun
It was not ordinary

Were you lying all the time?
Won't you tell me?
Was it extraordinary?

Won't you tell me what it was?
You should be the one who knows

How about that moment for your innocence
Now that you've kiss kiss kissed it away
You used to break so easy in your self defense
Tell me who you are today

You were in this, man
You know how it goes
You know all the details
You wore all the clothes
I am all confused
I thought you were the one who knows

Won't you tell me what it is?
You should be the one who knows