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Title: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Drawed on July 18, 2008, 11:34:31 AM
hokay, so...
here's 'Brainwascht':

If you ever been brainwashed then you know all about (yeah)
How it feels to messed with till your insides fall out (yeah)

'Cause when you're being f*cked with to no end
Suddenly the walls are starting to close in, close in, close in.

Because you're brainwashed (yeah)
You are brainwashed
Because you're brainwashed (yeah)
You
(???) I can see behind those eyes
Why don't you pick on someone else your own size? Yeah

I never was one for being mean to other people (No)
Like when I was a boy and went to church with the big steeple (yeah)

But you have gone to far over the line
I wish if I'd had a button to rewind, rewind, rewind.

Because you're brainwashed (yeah)
You are; you know it's true
Because you're brainwashed (yeah)
Did you think that I would see through all those lies?
'Cause you're just offering a batch of sh*t pies

I gotta say
It made my day
To be best friends with you
What happened to the person that I once knew?
You know it's true (yeah)

I make a motion that we sit down and talk this whole thing out
Or are you too much of a child; still want to be a little Boy Scout?

"When friends like you who need some friends," someone once said,
"I'd rather put a bullet into my big head, big head, big head."

Brainwashed (yeah)
You know it's true (yeah)
Because you're brainwashed (yeah)
Believe me, yeah, can't you see?
Life has many possibilities
(Brainwashed, yeah, brainwashed)
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Drawed on July 18, 2008, 11:52:57 AM
'The Frown Song':

Why do we frown?
Is it something within us
Or in the world at large?
Maybe it's both y'all

The sadness deep inside
Is something we can't hide
We yearn for the past but it's not there
And it makes me frown
Yeah it makes me frown

You look at the news
Always giving me the blues
War, death, and chaos
All around me now

The media's controlled
People do just what they're told
Just wanna stand up
and yell, "Is anybody out there?"
'Cause it makes me frown
Yeah it makes me frown

It's hard to find hope
But maybe we can learn to cope
By listening to one another
It's a trust thing

'Cause I know that you have fear
'Cause you know the end is near
But you're [standing here - ?]
We can make it happen
'Cause it makes me frown
Makes everybody frown

Oh, I know it can't get hard
When you look out your backyard.
You see the ozone falling apart before you
And recycling's a bitch
I got just one wish
(???) up in a freaking trash can

The piano's all I got
And I know that ain't a lot
But music has the power
To change the future

So what do you think
'bout my message of hope?
Better get with the program
Before it's too late, y'all

So if you wanna start right now
You better take that f*cking frown
Better turn it upside-down
Just give in to love
Yeah give in to love
Give it up for love
Amen to love
It's gotta be love

Or it'll make you frown
Aw it makes us frown
Aw it makes me frown
'Cause it makes me frown
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Drawed on July 18, 2008, 11:59:08 AM
End of 'Hiroshima':

It's true.
I fell, and then
I hit my head, y'know.
I mean not my head, my ankle.
My ankle was black but my head, it con-- got a concussion.
They took X-rays;
I asked the doctor if he could tell whether I was--
Whether I would speak Japanese; he was talking about...
Does this song end?
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on July 22, 2008, 10:50:25 AM
Cologne:

Here in Cologne,
I know I said it wrong,
I walked you to the train,
And back across alone,
To my hotel room,
And ordered me some food,
And now I'm wondering,
Why the floor has suddenly become a moving target.

Four, three, two, one,
I'm letting you go.
I will let go,
If you will let go.
(Four, three, two)

Says here an astronaut,
Put on a pair of diapers,
Drove eighteen hours,
To kill her boyfriend,
And in my hotel room - I'm wondering,
If you read that story too,
And if we both might,
Be having the same imaginary conversation.

Four, three, two, one,
I'm letting you go.
I will let go,
If you will let go.
(Four, three, two)

Weightless as I close my eyes.
The ceiling opens in disguise.

Such a painful trip,
To find out this is it,
And when I go to sleep,
You'll be waking up.

Four, three, two, one,
I'm letting you go.
I will let go,
If you will let go.

If you notice a mistake, PM me!
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on July 22, 2008, 11:10:37 AM
Dr Yang. I would think this is getting another voice take, because there's a lot of flubbed words. Plus it doesn't make much sense in parts, so I might be wrong.

Dr Yang,
Help me mend this broken heart,
You got to help me Doc,
I don't know where to start,
Then she walked right out that door,
Left me crying on the floor,
She said she's only going to the store.

Dr Yang, what's the lovesick diagnosis,
'Cause she says she cannot cope with my neurosis,
You would think I had chronic halitosis,
Dr Yang.

Dr Yang,
Now her voicemail box is full,
And she won't call me,
I'm feeling like a fool,
The last time I saw her in her car,
I threw her shit out in the yard,
Locked her out and headed to the bar.

Dr Yang, what's the lovesick diagnosis,
'Cause she says she cannot cope with my neurosis,
I could always hurt myself doctor, she knows this,
Dr Yang,
Dr Yang.

All the king's horses,
And all the king's men,
Couldn't get back my girlfriend.

Dr Yang,
If you can't fix my heart again (heart again),
Actually there is something you can do instead (do instead),
Call my girlfriend from your number,
Explain that you're a doctor,
Tell her that I love her so,
She hurt me more than she could know,
And even with all your degrees,
There's nothing you could do for me,
She won't have to block my number any more.

Dr Yang,
(da da da daaa da)
Dr Yang,
(da da da daaa da)
Dr Yang,
Gonna kill myself tonight,
Tell her that,
Dr Yang.

If you notice a mistake, PM me! (Thanks draw / drawing / drawn / will draw / Drew)
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on July 22, 2008, 12:17:03 PM
You Don't Know Me. I've only put Regina's part in where it contributes to the lyric/meaning.

I wanna ask you,
Do you ever sit and wonder it's
So strange we could be together for
So long and never know never care
What goes on in the other one's head,
Things I felt but I never said,
You said things that I never said so
I'll say something that I should have said long ago,

(You don't know me) You don't know me at all,
(You don't know me) You don't know me,
At all.

You could have just
Propped me up on the table like a mannequin,
Or a cardboard stand up and paint me,
Any face that you wanted me to be seen with,
Damned by the existential moment where,
We saw the couple in the coma and
It was we who were the cliché,
(But) But (we) we carried on anyway,
So, sure, I can just close my eyes,
Yeah sure, trace and memorize,
But can you go back once you know,

(You don't know me) You don't know me at all,
(You don't know me) You don't know me,
At all,

(You don't know me) You don't know me at all,
(You don't know me) You don't know me,

If I'm the person that you think I am,
Clueless chump you seem to think I am,
So easily led astray,
An errant dog who occasionally escapes and
Needs a shorter leash then
Why the f*ck would you want me back?
Maybe it's because,

You don't know me at all,

You don't know me,
You don't know me,

So what I'm trying to say is,
What (what) I'm trying to tell you is,
Not gonna come out like I wanna say it,
'Cause I know you'll only change it.

(Say it)

(You don't know me) You don't know me at all,
(You don't know me) You don't know me,
At all.

(You don't know me) You don't know me at all,
(You don't know me) You don't know me,
At all.

What?

If you notice a mistake, PM me! (Thanks people below and maxwall)
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on July 22, 2008, 12:58:08 PM
Isn't it "Who's chump you seem to think I am"?

That's how I heard it from the original live rversion, and I think that's what I heard on the leaked version.
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Andy on July 22, 2008, 01:24:41 PM
Isn't it "Who's chump you seem to think I am"?

I hear "The clueless chump you seem to think I am"

~A
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on July 22, 2008, 01:25:24 PM
That's how I heard it from the original live rversion, and I think that's what I heard on the leaked version.
Oooh, I never heard a live version...

Clueless sounds closer based on the "leaked" version, so we'll have that for now, shall we? :) It's definitely two syllables.
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Emerald (Sabrina) on July 22, 2008, 01:27:47 PM
I hear "clueless" too. 
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on July 22, 2008, 01:35:30 PM
Guess I forgot to check that "You Don't Know Me" wasn't already up on the lyrics page. :)
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Andy on July 22, 2008, 02:30:40 PM
I have posted my corrections on the lyrics page for Dr. Yang, Cologne and The Frown Song.

~A
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Emerald (Sabrina) on July 22, 2008, 03:09:24 PM
The Bitch Went Nuts:

I took her with me to the Christmas office party
Mistake
She did a line and started spouting all her liberal garbage
Bro, I'm so ashamed

I never heard such shit in all my life
I hoped one day to mold you into the perfect wife
But you blew my hopes sky-high

The bitch went nuts
She started talkin' 'bout politics
In front of all my bosses
Bullshit from the internet
The bitch went nuts
I'll never be a partner at this rate
Not with Jane f*cking Fonda Jr. as my date

Oh no
Oh no no
Oh

It took me and a couple of men to restrain her
You should've seen her
When she freaked out and keyed John Franklin Jr.'s brand new
Beemer

She called us bigots with her fist in the air
And as she did they all could see all her armpit hair
Now they think that I'm a f*cking assh*le

The bitch went nuts
Started talkin' 'bout vegetables
To the wives of my co-workers
Yeah, cruelty to animals
She thinks because
She reads books she must be smarter
But now when I close my eyes
I'll be f*cking Jimmy Carter

Oh no
Oh no no
Oh no no

Couldn't you have just nodded and smiled
From 9 to 12 p.m.
Instead of telling your conspiracy theories
To all my bosses and all my friends?

The bitch went nuts (nuts)
Started putting down the Christians
And all about what the white man
Did to the Indians
How could I know
That she'd never done blow before?
She shouted, "f*ck Dick Cheney." 
Then she puked on the Franklins' floor

Oh no

Oh no
Oh no no
Oh no no

Oh no

All right
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Emerald (Sabrina) on July 22, 2008, 03:47:43 PM
Free Coffee:

I want to live in a land where there's free coffee
And the beer flows out of the ground
The women are nice
And they don't think twice about kissing you and
Foolin' around

I want to live in a place where there's lots of diamonds
And the parties last 'til dawn
The fights don't hurt
And there's chocolate dirt
And the weed is grown
Instead of the lawn

Is there such a place?
Well, I guess there could be
If we all could be so gentle
If we all could be so free.... coffee

Is there such a place?
Well, I guess there could be
If we all could be so gentle
If we all could be so free.... coffee

I want to live in a place where there's free coffee
When they bury me in the ground
I'll have a smile on my face
I love life in this free coffee town

Is there such a place?
Well, I guess there could be
If we all could be so gentle
If we all could be so free.... coffee
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: Allison on July 27, 2008, 10:35:09 PM
I hear "clueless" too. 
I hear clueless too, and I heard clueless live... in fact that's the way I memorized it.


And I want to move to this Free Coffee Town. Chocolate Dirt? Sign me up.
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: mightyb0y on July 28, 2008, 07:21:03 AM
My thoughts on ammendments for what they're worth  ;D

Brainwascht:

*If only I could see behind those eyes

The Frown Song:

*But just lend an ear

*It's that our children won't grow up in a freaking trash can
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: DannyBLedford on October 10, 2008, 09:27:20 PM
Lyrics to the SONG Way To Normal:


Is this the way to normal?
Is this the way to normal?
Show me the way to normal
Show me the way to normal
Show me the way to normal.
Is this the way to normal?

You can blame it on the president
But what if it was you?
If I was a white house resident
Could you save the starving children when there's so much else to do;
With all the problems in the world, coming down on you?

So this is the way, this is the way to normal
Show me the way, show me the way to normal. (alright)

You can say my musics bullshit
In your uppity review  (oooo)
But if it was you here at this keyboard
With all the people waiting to hear your next CD
Or throw you in the garbage, or hail your masterpiece

So show me the way, show me the way to normal
This is the way, this is the way to normal. (alright)

All these corporations poisonin' our air
The children: sad and hungry but they don't even care
Let's get together people we've got problems here to solve
Let's make this world a better place
Before there is no world at...

Is this the way to normal?
Is this the way to normal?
Show me the way to normal
Show me the way to normal
Show me the way to normal
Show me the way to normal.

Long way to go,
long way to go,      (Xs 7)
long way to go...


the only line im unsure of and cant here perfectly is:
If I was a white house resident

other than that, its right


great fake song self-album-titled
:)
Title: Re: Lyrics for 'Way to Normal (Internet Leak)' songs
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on October 12, 2008, 08:27:48 AM
It's an excellent opener, especially at the hippie festival last night. I wish he wouldn't have explained that it was fake. The hippies seemed to like it.