Would You Like Fries With That

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released August 21, 2015

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Track Name: Neurotic Notions
Doctor, can you help me
I haven't slept in days
is there something you could give me that might alleviate
my self-made suspicions
things are not what they seem
leave my lucid delusions
chase the demons from my dreams
and I just cant help but feel
that strange things are happening here
and take your pen
write the prescription
wont be reduced to any further consultation
runaway, run run run runaway
runaway, run run run runaway
with a pocket full of speed
a sense of urgency
supply these restless nights with what I truly need
runaway, run run run runaway
runaway, run run run runaway
with a pocket full of speed
a sense of urgency
supply these restless nights with what I truly need

doctor says: neurotic are your notions
I'ma make this very clear
there's a pill that I can give you
make your demons disappear
some temporary healing meant to numb what you've been feeling
level out your mood
keep you from staring at the ceiling
and I just cant help but feel
that these symptoms you speak of are real
and follow instructions just as prescribed
take two of these: morning, noon, and night
runaway, run run run runaway

runaway, run run run runaway
runaway, run run run runaway
with a pocket full of speed
a sense of urgency
supply these restless nights with what I truly need
runaway, run run run runaway
runaway, run run run runaway
with a pocket full of speed
a sense of urgency
I'm fucking spun out
their eyes are watching me

it's been 62 hours 15 minutes
since i've been awake
jah, tell me
a mind's a precious thing to waste
I went to a physician to check on my condition
she told me piece of mind was all that i've been missing
and I can't just help but feel
that strange things are happening here
and whoa my eyelids, tape them open
fading fast now
losing focus
i'm losing focus
i'm losing focus
i'm losing
i'm losing
never go the same way twice
suppress my appetite
I will never surrender to the voice inside
don't let me go
Track Name: React
Sit back, honey, matter of fact
I don't make much money
but I'm good in the sack and
hold on I need time to react
bet it cost a pretty penny
Girl, I'll cut you some slack
she thinks she knows
but she don't know

and I can promise you that
I've got nothing to prove
Well don't sell it down the river
all the things that I can give her
but she has the right to refuse

Hey baby tell me what's the news
who knew at 22 that i'd have something to lose and
free will – i've got the power to choose
yeah, doesn't everybody but i'm talking to you.
As broke as a joke
can't even buy a pack of smokes

I can't afford the fee
Tell your troubles to another
That's just free therapy
There's no answer to your problem
that some stranger couldn't tell you so
listen carefully

Sit back, honey, matter of fact
I don't make much money but I'm good in the sack and
hold on I need time to react
bet it cost a pretty penny
Girl, I'll cut you some slack
she thinks she knows
but she don't know

and I can promise you that
I've got nothing to prove
Well don't sell it down the river
all the things that I could give her
but she has the right to refuse
Track Name: Free Thinkers
A state of Marshall Law has been declared
You better run for the hills
And don't give up when your back's against the wall
You gotta rise until you fall
And when it all comes crashing down
I'll be the one to pick your soul off the ground

All accounted for
No, not faded
I feel the coming storm
And only some will make it
Because I know
we won't fight for you no more

The youth fight in rebellion for the cause
that they lost sight of
And now you revel in your schemes to profit off
How much is enough?
And when it all comes crashing down
I'll be the one to pick your soul off the ground

How much is enough?
Not enough to go around

Because I know
we won't fight for you no more
Track Name: Customer Service
Juicy burgers, greasy fingers
5 to 9, 9 to 5, all night
I was staring at the clock waiting for my shift to end
Head home to catch a buzz and then said
Wake up, Wake up
Feel like it's Groundhog Day
because I've been stuck in the same damn place
Hit the snooze on the alarm at 10am
Off to work to do it all again
And I said

Oh no, yeah yeah
Get's so hard working for the man
And I wonder if they'll ever come to understand
That I wanna play the drums in a rock n roll, reggae band

Picking up our style
I'll make it worth your while
I walk four miles just to clock in for you yeah
I work in customer service
some days I feel as though that I don't deserve this
How could a person treat a stranger so rude
Don't these stupid people know that we handle their food
Slow down, slow down
you're living life too fast
cause when the boss is not around I get the last laugh
Miss, how was your food?
Oh it tasted so good
I stooped down to her level cause of her nasty attitude
and I said

no, no, yeah, yeah
Get's so hard working for the man
And I wonder if they'll ever come to understand
That I wanna play the bass in a rock n roll, reggae band
So let me hear that bass line
Let me hear that drumroll one more time
Just be sure to tip your waitress on the way out

We won't work, we won't work for free
Underpaid, we want more money
We won't work, we won't work for free
Underpaid, we need more money
I'm sick of all these customers
I'm sick of all this staff
I'd really love to tell my boss to shove it up his ass
We need some compensation
We need some higher pay
For working on our feet all goddamn day
Track Name: Evil Genius
Anywhere and everywhere
this conversation kills
Sends shivers down my spine
I said it's giving me the chills
could be no other reason why
I see you standing still
when the weight of the world
falls on your shoulders now

I can feel it
best believe it
just like an evil genius
he's plotting
he's scheming
to make his next move
chess game
checkmate
a king that lost his castle
and a queen he couldn't take

hey hey ho ho
rise and shine
it's time to go
because I can turn a phrase
if you can keep the pace
i'll be right along once I find my sea legs

let me see
soon it will be like
shooting fish in a barrel it's easy
I cant believe it you are deceiving me

and if I fall in line
give me a sign
wine and dine with moonshine
and I can't define
timing is everything
timing is everything
for every little fucking thing

let it be known
yellow telephone
I was getting stoned off that funny homegrown
and I push the envelope aside
stuck in a rut
I gave it all I got

let me see
soon it will be like
shooting fish in a barrel it's easy
I cant believe it you are deceiving me

and if I fall in line
give me a sign
wine and dine with moonshine
and I can't define
timing is everything

Anywhere and everywhere
this conversation kills
Sends shivers down my spine
I said it's giving me the chills
could be no other reason why
I see you standing still
when the weight of the world
falls on your shoulders now
throw it away
easy escape
high as a kite with my bloodshot eyes
Track Name: Forbidden Fruit
I'm as sick as a dog
I'm a bump on a log
I'm just trying to figure out
where it all went wrong
there's a place where you can hide
away from all the strife
from a deadbeat husband and a bitch for a wife
reap more havoc
you don't see what you do
want, can't have it
oh baby what's the use
maybe we can start fresh
maybe find something new
maybe I can turn you lose
and cut my ties with you

and at the end of the day
your mouth manipulates
all the words that you're saying
so let me get one thing straight
you tell me not to worry
but you're always in a hurry
either coming or you're going
but there ain't no way of knowing where you've been
oh no, why the hell can't I just let you go
made me so jealous
feel callous over nothing
but I can't ignore this feeling in the pit of my stomach
how did I know

I just need some motivation
to get myself up and get out the door
just a subtle invitation
from a first class whore
and i'm begging for more
and I know
Track Name: Southern Girl
Will I find
Will I find my place in
Will I find my place in this world
Went down where the levee runs dry
Went down for a Southern Girl
I started singing down in New Orleans
Fucked around and met the girl of my dreams
Started singing down in New Orleans
When I found that girl

Found serenity at The Fly
Green grass and the sun in my eyes
Sounds of brass that fill the air
When you hear the drum kick
You know you're there

Take my hand as we walk through this life
young southern girl
Im gonna make her my wife
and she knows that she means the world to me
and she knows that she is the girl of dreams

Wake up, gorgeous girl
On your feet
You got me beggin like a dog in heat
I said wake up, gorgeous girl
on your feet
You keep it movin
keep it movin

Wake up, gorgeous girl
on your feet
You move your body to the beat
I said wake up gorgeous girl
on your feet
You keep it movin
keep it movin

melody, so sweet
Melanie, so sweet
melody, so sweet
You keep it movin
keep it movin
Track Name: My Own World
I can feel it in my soul
everytime I play
it's like this music shit was meant to be
and in my own little world
I feel like I am king
because you know that time just stops

I reach up to the sky
with my head in the clouds
i'm up so high
i'll never come back down
roll another spliff
and then pass it around
and let the good times roll

I pray that day will come my way
I pray that day will come my way

what will I come to find
when I take a look at myself
will I be satisfied
with the cards i'm dealt
or will I say goodbye to what you want me to be
grab ahold of the life that's in store for me
Say goodbye to friends and family
Because in the spotlight is where I'll be
my father once told me
don't live too fast
because you can't see the future
don't get stuck in the past
live for the day
while it still lasts

I pray that day will come my way
I pray that day will come my way

I can feel it in my soul
everytime I play
it's like this music shit was meant to be
and in my own little world
I feel like I am king
because you know that time just stops
Track Name: Paranoia
It's a such great weight on my soul
The devil took me and wont let me go
He said don't fear
because you still have time
Just know
That one day
I'll be back for your life

Oh Lord I
can't seem to help myself
Paranoia
in debt to someone else
I think that I've forgotten
Fucked up
and now i've lost it
I've been fooled for the last time

Now I've wasted so much time
And all these drugs can't free my mind
I know the doubt and what you can't see
I know I will be
I know I will be free

Oh Lord I
can't seem to help myself
Paranoia
in debt to someone else
I think that I've forgotten
Fucked up
and now i've lost it
I've been fooled for the last time
I've been fooled for the last time
Track Name: Metronome
On the microphone
I send my signal to home
Living life through expression
with a heartbeat metronome
Light it up
Light it up
As we drink from the cup
Now you know

Don't listen when they say
That you never will be
What you always have dreamed
They'll never take that from me

On the microphone
I send my signal to home
Living life through expression
with a heartbeat metronome
Light it up
Light it up
As we drink from the cup
Now you know
That we don't give a fuck
when they say
Life on this planet has become so overwhelming
That you never will be
Drift across my mind the voices tell me
What you always have dreamed
Travel at the speed of light through the universe
They'll never take that from me
Stars burn so bright falling back to earth

And I found
at the end of the road, sweet oblivion
so brace yourself for the impact
I'm coming back
from the farthest corners and places unknown
Track Name: Pleaser for the Teacher
She teach me in the classroom
She lets the facts be known
because when the books are put away
She tutors me alone
She's teaching me a lesson of the private kind
My assignments I wont share
Oh how I love to be with teacher
When she's letting down her hair

Pleaser for the teacher
She's giving me an A
cause when it comes to loving
I always make the grade
Pleaser for the teacher
don't get no B's or C's
cause when this course is over
teacher be pleasing me

These lesson's in anatomy
and hers is oh, so fine
i'm drinking from a pleasure cup
when it tastes like cherry wine
this lesson's getting harder
she makes my apple shine
I'm counting to 100
but we stopped at 69

Pleaser for the teacher
She's giving me an A
cause when it comes to loving
I always make the grade
Pleaser for the teacher
don't get no B's or C's
cause when this course is over
teacher be pleasing me

Teacher's pleaser
Teacher, please me
Track Name: Liquor Store
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa
To the liquor store we go
This week's dragged on for too damn long
To the liquor store we go
Let the weekend come
We can have some fun
To the liquor store we go
One bag of dope and a bottle of mo
To the liquor store we go
Come on, feel the buzz
Let the bourbon flow
The rum's run low
To the liquor store we go

Still hungover from the night before
I need more
To the liquor store we go
I don't know how we made it home
But I know, yes I know, yes I know
back to that liquor store we go
Me and Jack Daniels swerving down the road
To the liquor store we go
Flashing lights shine through my car
Sirens from afar
To the county jail we go

Now the night is over
Finally I'm sober
Mom and Pops bailed me outta my cell
Oh what the hell

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa
To the liquor store we go

Worked all week for a check that I blew in one night
Getting drunk, getting high
cause you know that's my style
From the store to the show
County jail here we go
and I'll do it one more time
Cause it's true what some say
I learn the hard way
And I'm bound to find
One day realize
That this path I'm on
This dead end road
Only has one place to go
Track Name: What Did I Take
Just another day
it was all the same
I was with my ball and chain
I was feeling brave
don't be insane
you better swallow all your pain
I've been bending over backwards
yes time and time again
spent yesterday in sin
and now i'm up to my wit's end
Well I never once, never thought
never wanted it to be
a never-ending struggle
on the verge, I'm breaking free
'cause I knew it all along
a self-fulfilling prophecy
so i'll drink the nights away
until I find sobreity

What did I take?
I feel so fuckin great
Walk away
she's just a pretty face
Say you'll stay
I need another taste
I'm so drunk
I'm slurring every word I say

Please be patient
I'll explain the situation
Sweet sensation
from her fingertips I'm wasting
so much precious time
I'm living in
oh I'm living a lie
drinking and driving
drinking and driving
ducking and diving
ducking and diving
I hear the sirens
they're coming up fast
coming up quick to arrest my scrawny ass

What did I take?
I feel so fuckin great
Walk away
she's just a pretty face
Say you'll stay
I need another taste
I'm so drunk
I'm slurring every word I say

Oh good gracious
I feel so contagious
barely speaking
i'm tweaking, i'm spacing
yeah i'm not moving
but I feel so alive
they call me stupid
in my mind I survive
if you're selling, i'm buying
selling, i'm buying
first time, i'll try it
first time, i'll try it
cause in a minute she'll just be a memory
how many did you take?
I think three

What did I take?
I feel so fuckin great
Walk away
she's just a pretty face
Say you'll stay
I need another taste
I'm so drunk
I'm slurring every word I say
Track Name: Come Back Home
Oh baby, won't you come on over
Oh baby, won't you come on over
Lord, where'd you come from

Pretty mama, won't you come on home now
Pretty mama, won't you come on home now
Where you belong

Oh child, won't you come back home
Oh child, won't you come back home

I wanna know, won't you come back home