Prime Motivator

by The Giraffes

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released October 20, 2008

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Track Name: Prime Motivator
well i dont' feel so fine
the machine makes up it's mind
and its searchingdown the line
and it gives me some more time
i need it i need it i need it

BAM BAM BAM
i'm trying baby
i'm tyring

we don't even care
we don't even care

stick around for the ambulance moving
and i'll pretend that i know what i'm doing
elctrocution and conditions improving


we don't even care
we don't even care

if you want to try
this machine of mine
have a friend slam a crowbar into your chest
every time that you think
that you'll be catching your breathe
and slam your heart to spine

BAM BAM BAM
oh try it baby
oh try it

we don't even care
we don't even care

stick around for the ambulance moving
and i'll pretend that i know what i'm doing
(garble) if you think you can prove it
we dont even care
we dont even care

ambulance is on the road
but it won't be here in time

we don't even care
we don't even care
we don't even care
we don't even care
Track Name: Done
you shot the best of 'em right down
and then you claimed you own the town
you put your name over the door
somehow you never wanted more
the other side of the thing is insane
and they've given you a different name
but they know how to keep it down

yeah we do it that's how we do it
i told ya
yeah we do it that's how we do it
on and on
yeah we do it that's how we do it
on and on
yeah we do it that's how we do it
let it go

and i oughtta know
and they will tell you so

god damn

you chase the rest of them around
no one can keep a good man down
they know how not to go get found
this is there only stomping ground
the other side of the thing is the same
and they've given you a different name
but you're ignorant to the sound

yeah we do it that's how we do it
i told ya
yeah we do it that's how we do it
on and on
yeah we do it that's how we do it
on and on
yeah we do it that's how we do it
there we go

and i oughtta know
and they will tell you so

everybody left alive is gonna listen listen to it
everybody left alive is gonna listen listen to it
everybody left alive is gonna listen listen to it
gonna listen listen to it
gonna listen listen to it
gonna listen listen to it babe

and we do it
that's how we do it
and we do it so good
yeah we do it so good

yeah we do it that's how we do it
and we do it so good
yeah we do it so good

yeah we do it that's how we do it
and we do it so good
yeah we do it so good

yeah we do it that's how we do it
and we do it so good
yeah we do it so good
Track Name: Sickness (This Is)
big big terror
give me big big smile
and i feel a little itch
i haven't felt in a while
i can hardly contain the way
i got my last paycheck
on my last friday
i leave it sittin in my lap
got a lump inside my chest
about the size of an egg
i'm pushing in thru the back
and make my way to the stage
i'm gonna spread it all around
i'm gonna spread it, spread it

this is
sickness
i'll say anything
just give me some more medicine
this just may be the last of my days

call the guidant corporation
make sure to use my name
then call the nearest electrician
people i'm in some pain
get on the radio to HQ
maybe that means their gonna try to say

i keep the magnets away
i the same for microwaves
they get inside my veins
they take away my legs
and i'm forgetting all your faces
i'm forgetting all your names
i got a pony in my ribcage
and shes dragging me away
i gotta make it thru the last song
maybe thats insane
i gotta do it to the death to the death to the death
and i'm a give it all away
because i'm mother fucking vain
the press is on the way
i got an image tro maintane

this is
business
i'll say anything
just give me some more medicine
this just may be the last of my days

getting sicker everytime we play
getting sicker everytime we play
check the ticker, check the ticker, check the ticker
check the ticker, check the ticker, check the ticker

and there's a first time for everything
like everybody says
and i do all the measuring
that's me all fucking day
i keep a smile while i'm measuring
every fucking day
i keep a smile while i'm measuring
the festering the pestering
and there's a last time for everything
just might be today
another line of questioning
that don't get in the way
it never was worth mentioning
ah no it never was worth mentioning
now was it

this is
sickness
i'll say anything
just give me some more medicine
this just may be the last of my days
Track Name: Honest Men
here comes a man
with the last of my medicine
one more, one more
a dog among men
a slob among slobs
one more time
hands me a pill
and he dont mean to mention it
one more, one more
my halcyon days are just gone
one more time

oh if you only knew
what can happen
to one honest man
for telling the truth
oh if you only knew
one honest man
one honest man

secretly terrified
must be american
one more, one more
i'm taking the high road
and letting it slide
one more time
stockpile knives gunparts and vicoden
so call up the boys
take 'em all out for a ride
dont give in when they beg you for rest
you thought that you knew
how much time you had left

oh if you only knew
what can happen
to one honest man
for telling the truth
oh if you only knew
one honest man
one honest man
do ya

funk garble
Track Name: Smoke Machine
everybody says i'm too uptight
and i spend too much time alone
these are the same people
friends of mine
i rip em off GARBLE

i'm as pure as a pretty little baby
with a name that everybody hates
when i make up my mind
to get out of bed
when the chubby baby legs
start pressing the ground its time

he was poor boy once
but it didn't sit well
having doubts about his friends
movin out of his home town
know he's looking for the best way
to let everybody know
just how far he's gone

he's as pure as a pretty little baby
with a face that everybody hates
when i make up my mind
to get out of bed
when the chubby baby legs
start pressing the ground its time

thats what smoke machines are for
help to spread the glow
thats what I.C.U's are for
let the good times roll

and now i got a brand new best friend
and now he knows just where i been
and now i'm gonna use his name
use his name on everything
i ever have to sign again

that's what smoke machines are for
help to spread the glow
that's what german names are for
tell the inside joke

i'm as pure as a pretty little baby
with a thing that everybody hates
when i make up my mind
to get out of bed
when the chubby baby legs
start pressing the ground its time
Track Name: Clever Girl
well you must be making someone very rich
she said
to make a living off of trying to hard
and you must be overdue now for a rest
she says
from time to time she makes some pithy remarks
ah

garble escapes from the great majority
just like everyone else
it's as easy as a counting 1,2,3
it's as easy as a counting 1,2,3
it's as easy as a counting 1,2,3
it's a simple formality

wants respect from the great majority
just lilke everything else
it's as easy as a counting 1,2,3
its as easy as a counting 1,2,3
its as easy as a counting 1,2,3
a simple formality

well you know you're very lucky to be sick
she says
everyday i work on new ways to show
this
and if she rattles off the things she won't miss
like moi
i get a million dollar smile that won't go
ahhh
Track Name: Allergic To Magnets
mostly people say
they can't believe
that someone just like me
can be still standing
they can't believe how lucky
mostly i agree
lucky old me

i feel the street
press on my back
i've seen the shoes of passers by
relax and watch the sky
i've seen machines
i hear the beeps
i feel the tubes
go in my mouth
and i try to pull 'em out
didn't hurt i can't decide
i didn't see no other side
at all
there was no pain it felt like sleep
it was not mystical or deep
and i didn't wave goodbye

i have to stay away
from things that have
a dose of nicotine my friends
i am
allergic to magnets
can't believe how lucky
wouldn't you agree
lucky old me


i feel the street
press on my back
i've seen the shoes of passers by
relax and watch the sky
i've seen machines
i hear the beep
i feel the tubes
go in my mouth
and i try to pull 'em out
i feel the street
press on my back
ive seen the shoes of passers by
relax and watch the sky
ive seen machines
i hear the beep
i feel the tubes
go in my mouth
and i try to pull 'em out
Track Name: Medicaid Benefit Applique'
you are speaking to a man has injured himself
pass me the medicaid benefit applicaid
holding it down
taking my time
municipal girl
on the end of line
tell me my numbers
send me some batteries
stay outta sight outta mind
and the whole world is going to believe
you get what you pay for t
he first taste is free
and theres something i heard
something you'll see
on this medicaid benefit applicay
read it to me
read it to me
(repeat)

and the whole world is going to believe
you get what you pay for
the first taste is free
and theres something i heard

aint nothing simpler
rest of its gone
Track Name: The Power Of Fatherhood
i am at home
i am at home
i am at home
and i'll fuck you so hard
i am at home
i am at home
i am at home
and i'm wanting more
i get the best for me
just me and my kids
home, home, home
and i'll fight you over every little bit
and i say oh
la di da la di da di da ah

home, home, home
is she speaking for a reason
where is the evidence for me
i want your hands up high
up over your head
and your waving your arms waving your arms
looking like a hometown whore
waiting on the bedroom floor

absolute trust
kept us going
in the right direction

will making war
and demanding more
you get the best from you
just you and youre kids
and were fighting over every little bit
Track Name: Diskowarts
where are the boys
where are the GArble
my friends
no excuses
so many uses
my face will swallow

GARBLE
GARBLE
my face will swallow the world
Track Name: Clever Boy
i know what you're thinking
the solution to this
so simple its shocking
you're so smart
you're lucky they taught you so well
in spite of their own living hell
want some advice
here's what you do when you think
you're getting away with it

nothing nothing
do what you will
and you swear you won't try
to keep it all still
oh how you will
oh how you will

and so you're thinking of
in this place there are names
for what you've been spittin' on
call it a feast
throw your hands
and drink in the sweet relief
want some advice
here's what you do
when you know youre getting away with it

nothing nothing
do what you will
and you swear
you won't try
to keep it all still
oh how you will
oh how you wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill

la da dee la da da ah

when they say it was you
and my friends what would you do

all i need is time to get everything right (x12)
Track Name: Louis Guthrie Wants To Kill Me
louis, you see right thru me
garble there's a home for youre garble
though youre dying to kill me
dying to kill
dying to kill me
dying to kill
oh lou
you don't know how i try

i try
to tell it like it is
she wouldn't even look me in the eye
someone's gonna die
someone's gonna die
tonight

your guilty
louis
there's nothing more i'd like to do
then to roll your body
off of the side of the road
your dying tro kill me
dying to kill me
dying to kill
dying to kill me
dying to kill
oh lou
take your fill

i try
to tell it like it is
you wouldn't even look me in the eye
someone's gonna die
someone's gonna die
tonight