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Thursday, April 23, 2009

FLIPPER RULES OKAY


FLIPPER LYRICS

Ever
Life Is Cheap
Shed No Tears
(I Saw You) Shine
Way Of The World
Life
Nothing
Living For The Depression
Sex Bomb


Ever

Ever live a life that's real
Full of zest, but no appeal
Ever want to cry so much
You want to die
Ever feel that you've been had
Had so much that you turn mad
Ever been depressed that
(To) those you turn to, you bring distress
Ever sit in tormenting silence
That turns so loud, you start to scream
Ever take control of a dream
And play all the parts and set all the scenes
Ever do nothing and gain nothing from it
Ever feel stupid and then know that you really are
Ever think you're smart and then find out you aren't
Ever play the fool and then find out that you're worse
Ever look at a flower and hate it
Ever see a couple kissing and get sickened by it
Ever wish the human race didn't exist
And then realize you're one too
Well, have you... ever... I have
So what


Life Is Cheap

Feel so numb feel so dead
Just felt like someone hit my head
Like someone knew just what to do
Poison the masses catch the running few
Feel so empty feel so old
Just waiting to feel the death like cold
Eating away at my life ties
Not really knowing not caring why

Life is pretty cheap. Sold a decade at a time
Life is pretty cheap. It's so easy to find
Life is pretty cheap. There's really nothing new
Life is pretty cheap
Except for the cold delirious few

Dying too young living too fast
It's starting to feel like I'm living in the past
The pain is strong more than one can bear
Why is there religion. It's just not fair
People cling to things to make to make their lives seem real
Crawling like bugs at some fool leader's heels
Boasting of freedom when they're tied down with chains
It's time to give it up. Here comes the death rain

Life is pretty cheap. Sold a decade at a time
Life is pretty cheap. It's so easy to find
Life is pretty cheap. There's really nothing new
Life is pretty cheap
Life is pretty cheap
Except for the cold delerious few


Shed No Tears

Shed no tears for the martyr dying
Only in pain suffering and death
Can the martyr become what he's chosen to be

No tears wasted
No sorrow no pity
No, no crying, no loss

Shed no tears for the cop bleeding
He once held the gun. He once held the key
Now his prisoners will sing and dance and play

No tears wasted
No sorrow no pity
No, no crying, no loss

Shed no tears for the nun beaten
By the children she once called her flock
How they hate their teachers. Who force darkness upon us

No tears wasted
No sorrow no pity
No, no crying, no loss

Shed no tears for the suicide
He has made his choice, the pain of life is great
And some will find it sweet to rot beneath the earth
As we rot and live and breathe

No tears wasted
No sorrow no pity
No, no crying, no loss


(I Saw You) Shine

Turn away, turn away from the wall
Turn away, turn away from the wall
Face me now, Face me now
Show me, show me all your tears
Your pain, your pain makes me burn

It's my shame
It's my shame we both hurt
We both hurt

I've got to strip this flesh from my bones
I've got to hammer this wall with my hands
With my hands

And I saw you
I saw you shine
I was holding you
I saw your face. I saw our face as you heard my words
My words
And you left me. You left me to hold yourself

And I've got to strip this flesh from my bones
I've got to hammer this wall with my hands
With my hands

The lights have all gone out
The lights have all gone out
But I saw you
I saw you shine


Way Of The World

There are eyes that cannot see
And fingers that cannot touch
That's the way of the world

There are dreams left empty and blank
And legs that have ceased to walk
That's the way of the world

There are kisses undelivered
Sighs and moans unuttered
That's the way of the world

There are hearts no longer beating
And there are entrails spilled on the floor
That's the way of the world


Life

I too have sung Death's praise
But I'm not going to sing that song anymore
Yes, I've figured out what living is all about
It's life! life!
Life is the only thing worth living for
Yes life! life!
Life is the only thing worth...
Life! life!
(I know it has it's ups and downs)


Nothing

Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
You don't care so you say, 'cause it's
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Not to believe is what you believe
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
It's all a dream in the daylight
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
And at night, it's a nightmare
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Think too much and you go to jail
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Stupid police won't let you pay any bail
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Sitting around and you're wasting my time
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Once you were a good friend of mine


Living For The Depression

We're living for life to be the way we feel
Not living for life, but the Death appeal
Who wants a cancerous boring end
When you can die from misery and following the trend?
I say "Who cares anyway? Who listens to what I say?"
This song rhymes and we play it in time

And if you wanna live in Super Market Isles
And take your vacation by flying for miles
Take a day off and live in the lies
While others work and capitalize
I say "Who cares anyway? Who listens to what I say?"
This song rhymes and we play it in time

We're living like cockroaches in this place
Sprayed with insecticide that leaves no trace
And if we could crawl on you at night
You could be sure we'd love to bite
I say "Who cares anyway? Who listens to what I say?"
This song rhymes and we play it in time

I'm not living life to be
A really cheap fucker like you
Copout


Sex Bomb

She's a sex bomb my baby - yeah (repeat endlessly)

1 comment:

triceratops said...

thanks a lot for helping me discovering this fantastic band. Specially at a time I feel like I really needed it. Life has it's ups and downs, right? I get so frustrated seeing how the world is turning around me. Trying to not be a part of Babylon. I get so depressed from it and filled with apathy, which is not the best way to deal with it I know. But You and bands like Flipper(basically punk and music and art) inspires me to wanna do something about it. well...i just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me and sharing yr inspiration with me.