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C'mon, Accept Your Joy!

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1. Towel Cape Song
2. I Know Too Much (For My Own Good)
3. Into My View
4. Sometimes I'm Sam
5. Phony
6. Down
7. Colors In Black & White
8. Until The Road Ends
9. Taking Its Toll
10. I'll Be Fine
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Towel Cape Song

Music: DeFreese / McKay

Lyrics: McKay
 


 

Why do you wear that around your neck?
You know, it canít really make you fly.

Itís just a towel, not a cape.
If you jump, youíll die.

Youíre just feeling confused
But youíve got to get right

Before you go too far.
I donít want to see the impression of you
On the roof of a parked car.

So just come down and get real.
Donít be crazy and try.
If you jump, youíre gonna fall like a brick,
Regret itÖand die.

Oh yeah

Daydreaming grandeur through your life
Is no excuse.
When the night time comes and the door bell rings,
Itís not a villain gunning for you.

So just come down and get real.
Donít be crazy and try.
If you jump, youíre going to fall like a brick,
Regret itÖand die.

Donít be stupid, canít you even hear?
Youíre just gonna die if you fall.
I wonít watch you leap to your death.
Sooner or later, delusions will kill us all.

Oh yeah.

Well, I heard people gasping.
So I looked to the sky.
Just imagine my surprise
To see you smiling and waving
From up highÖoh yeah.

Goodbye.
 

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I Know Too Much (For My Own Good)

Music & Lyrics: McKay


When I mention that thereís something wrong,
You tell me Iím a pessimist
Even though youíre staring down the same monster as me

And while weíre talking about it,
The monster is sneaking around
And by the time the conversationís over
Itíll be too late.

Iím not saying this trying to be difficult.
Iím not saying this just to raise fear
Itís just that if weíre prepared, we can fight it better
We wonít win but we wonít disappearÖ

Chorus:
Iíve been right about too many things Iíd rather be wrong about
Iíve been wrong about too few things that turned out to be right
But if you think I think I know it all
You donít know what Iím getting at.

Itís just I know too much for my own good.
I know too much for my own good.
I know too much for my own good but not enoughÖfor you.

We always go round and round
And fall right into the trap
This isnít my imagination
Itís something that I donít want.

And that other thing we never talk about
ĎCause we donít want to verbalize it into existence
Is on the other side of the door waiting for its time.

Iím not saying this trying to be difficult.
Iím not saying this just to raise fear
Itís just that if weíre prepared, we can fight it better
We wonít win but we wonít disappear

Repeat Chorus
 

 

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Into My View


Music & Lyrics: McKay


Wind roared down the sideways rail
As the spiders came to roost
And me decked out in my Sunday best
With my diamond-crusted noose

A light poured through the open door
So I shielded my eyes
I sensed that there was really nothing there
But then to my surprise

You walked into my view, I canít escape your stare
I run and run and run but you are always thereÖ

Days turn to rust like a hanging nail
And yellow flowers bloom
Yeah, I guess I mightíve liked it
When you lit up the room

Still I canít stop walking backwards
Iím scared to see the sun
Iíd smash the lightning of her memory
Just to taste your tongue.

You walked into my view, I canít escape your stare
I run and run and run but you are always thereÖ

And itís noticeably colder as Iím diving in this sea
I donít want to, but I willÖthis is not like me.

You walked into my view, I canít escape your stare
I run and run and run but you are always there

You walked into my world and crushed it into dust
You made me into someone, you made love out of lust

When you walked into my viewÖ
 

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Sometimes I'm Sam

Music: McKay / Ainsworth (982801)
Lyrics: McKay (982901)


Sam sits in the room with the curtains drawn
Thinking how nice it would be to never be born
Flipping Ďround the TV with the stereo on
Laughing at the fools it shows when things go wrong

Chorus:
Sometimes Iím Sam
And sometimes Iím smarter than that
Sometimes Iím Sam

Sam regrets the tons of things never did
And forgets the way it felt back as a kid
Something crawled inside and got the wires all crossed
Now everything left is focused on whatís lost

Repeat Chorus

Sam knows everything and is full of advice
ďThis game is for losers and idiots throw the diceĒ
Sam is aware that the whole thing is rigged
Thatís why Sam never plays and why the head is so big

Sam is appalled by the people who rule
But never does anything about it so Sam is a fool
Sam is the victim when it pays to be
And Sam is the same when you add an Ďeí

Repeat Chorus

Sometimes Iím SamÖ
 

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Phony

 

Music: McKay / OíGorman

Lyrics: McKay


Everyday itís the same.
I get up. I get out of myself.
Every night itís the same old thing
That doesnít matter at all
Iíve been stuck in the same progression
So long I donít knowÖ
A single night thatís lasted for a thousand years

And when the morning comes around
Itís another story to tell
And when the morning comes around
I know itís gonna feel phony

I donít walk with the same step
I used to have a long time ago
When people saw me
They knew they were seeing somebody

And now it seems that Iím just another
Öanother other

You know, I donít even think
That I like what Iíve become

And when the morning comes around
Itís another story to tell
And when the morning comes around
I know itís still gonna feel phony

Isnít there someone who can shake me awake?
Isnít there anything I can do?
Isnít there a life for me somewhere out there?

ĎCause when the morning comes around, itís always the same
Itís another lonely story, when the morning comes around
It never changes at all, it never changes at all
When the morning comes around,
You know I just canít take anymore
I canít take it
ĎCause when the morning comes around
I know itís still gonna feel phony
 

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Down

Music: McKay
Lyrics: OíGorman / McKay


You say you're able, you say you're able to get by
Familiar labels, but you & I know it's a lieÖdown
Lie down when you're feeling low
You feel the craving
You feel the need burn up inside
You hear your family,
You've made your bed now you must lie down
Lie down when you're feeling low
& when you're feeling angry
You could make somebody die
& when you're feeling hungry
íCause you've got nothing deep inside
But when you're feeling happy
Because you're up there on the high
I've got a need, I've got a need deep down inside
I've been deceived by my own greed
But I don't mind.
I've got to fight, I've got the right to save myself
No one can help, it's up to me, nobody else

Chorus:
& when she takes me by the arm
& leads me back to the bed
& I can feel all her mystic charms
 

As they're spinning around in my head
I've got a fear, I've got a fear that's wrapped around
It's taken years, it's taken years to figure out
My only chance, my only way is underlined
I've gotta change, I've gotta change now to survive

Repeat Chorus

Recycled hatred from the guilt of years gone by
A faith in living,
The birth of which now you have ground out
Ground out of feeling low
In Crouch Hill you keep your eyes down
Eyes down when you're feeling low
& when you reach the surface
Forgotten sun that burns your eyes
Where you can reap the surplus
The clichťd limit is the sky
But when you're feeling happy
Because you're up there on the high

Because you're up there on the high
 

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Colors in Black & White


Music & Lyrics : McKay


Seeing colors in black and white
And you know that that can never be right
Violating, violating

Thinking out loud ďif I just had wingsĒ
Youíre so tired of fighting everything
Violating, violating

Stomping hard right through your day
The only flying you do is flying into a rage
Youíre unhappy, youíre unhappy

You really feel that you just missed it
If you speak the truth, youíll have to admit
Youíre unhappy, youíre unhappy

So much wanting and so little get
and reality scares you half to death
Violating, violating

Always looking for magic pills
Or a magic bullet

Something to feel some
Elation, elation

As the clock ticks down your life
Youíre staring at thingís thatíll never be right
Youíre unhappy, youíre unhappy

At the while someoneís staring at you,
Thinking if they could just do what you can do
Theyíd be happy, theyíd be happy

Why donít you stop that feeling running around?
Why donít you stop that feeling running around?
Why canít you stop that feeling running around?
Why wonít you stop that feeling running around?

Seeing colors in black and white
And you know that that can never be right
Violating, violatingÖ

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Until The Road Ends
 

Music & Lyrics : McKay


There was a long time; I was ahead of things
But I got left behind
I got so tangled up with all the stupid stuff
That fought to take my mind

Now Iím trying to find who I am now
Yes, Iím trying, but I donít seem to know how
But Iíll keep trying anyway

There was a long time that I knew my course
But now I am lost
Iím looking for the truth, I canít find it in me
I canít find it at all.

It feels so strange now that I can see
That I canít see anything clearly
And Iím not satisfied with that

So here I go into the breach again
The waterís cold and I donít know if I can swim
Iíve never been much good at helping myself
But who else can?

Iíve been through swinging doors
Iíve been through lies and promises that I believed
I found myself again, I found myself renewed
I found myself a friend

Now I know that I just donít know
And as dumb as it sounds, Iíve got nowhere to go
But Iíll head on until the road ends
Yeah, Iíll head on until the road ends
Iím heading on until the road ends.
 

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Taking Its Toll

Music: McKay / Ainsworth
Lyrics: O'Gorman


Do you walk the line of the undefined?
Do you use your own advice or not use it at all?
 

So you wanted to see what being free could be
But you know it's taking its toll

Are you in limbo time? It keeps moving along
Or are you in the land of what's going wrong?

So you wanted to see what being free could be
But you know it's taking its toll

You put it back to try and make it.
The spirit's strong so don't you tear it.
 

You've waited long now don't you waste it.
'Cause you know it's taking its toll.

Are you in limbo time? It keeps moving along
Or are you in the land of what's going wrong?

So you wanted to see what being free could be
But you know it's taking its toll.

You put it back to try and make it.
The spirit's strong so don't you tear it.
 

You've waited long now don't you waste it.
'Cause you know it's taking its toll.

You lay down, you lay down
You lay down, you lay downÖ
 

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I'll Be Fine

Music: McKay / DeFreese / Bavis
Lyrics: McKay


Summerís over and the leaves are turning brown
I canít say how much it hurts to watch them falling down
Itís become a backdrop for too many dreary days.
The end of something beautiful, the blocking of the way.

Itís a long time weighing on my mind
But I hold on Ďcause they say in time
I will be fine

Itís not like I brought this on myself at all
God, I wish I could still just appreciate the fall
Now itís about more than just the losing of the green
The chill, the smell is tied to things I wish Iíd never seen.

Itís a long time weighing on my mind
But I hold on Ďcause they say in time
I will be fine

Ainít it funny how the clock changes.
What was once so slow is now so fast.
I am oh so tired of trying to keep up.
But Iím also too proud to ever give up.

I donít doubt the well-wishers in the least
But Iím afraid that peace may come a bit too late for me
Yeah, Iíd love to feel it but that seems so much to ask
So I guess Iíll just distract away days until the last

Yeah, I know one day itíll be alright
Thatís the hope on which we all get by
After fall comes for the very last timeÖ
I will be fine.
 

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