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Jack Hammer | Sweetness & Love | Car Crash Love | Yes (Means It's Hard To Say No) | It Falls Apart | Heterosexual Man | Do You Know? | Love Of Minds | The Best Things | The Little Death | What I Don't Want | Fingerprints |

Jack Hammer*+

John was a metal-headed monster
he caught a piece of the earth
and sometimes he flew off the handle
and that was his handle

Jack Hammer
c'mon, c'mon good buddy
he's Jack Hammer
Jonathan, Jonathan H-A-M-M-E-R

He had a fist full of dirt
had a shirt
he had boots
they were black
his fist came so close she had a wind attack

he's Jack Hammer
he's Jack Hammer

Mouth like a power saw
head like a radio
hand like a bear paw
pants full of tadpoles

he's Jack Hammer
he's Jack Hammer

Sweetness & Love+

You're so far out
that you've gone right in
and you're so turned in
that you've turned right off
Let's not forget about the reason
Let's not forget about the slow dance

'Cause I wanna know your sweetness & love
Taste the flow of your sweetness & love
Get down on the floor with your sweetness & love

If the sun falls out of your sky
can you find your way home?
If you look at everything that meets your eye
you will never be alone
Let's not forget about the seasons
Let's not forget about the slow dance

'Cause I wanna know your sweetness & love
Taste the flow of your sweetness & love
Get down on the floor with your
sweetness & love

Sweetness & love, sweetness & love
are staring at me and sharing it I'm impaled
Sweetness & love
Now I'm ready to have your sweetness & love
Sweetness & love, sweetness & love
Now I'm ready to have your sweetness & love

Car Crash Love*

The rain is busting the fog with holes
and you're wheezing like a stricken deer
I will punch the wall with
the flash of headlights
through the spit and beer

Scrape off the mud, this is car crash love
Scrape off the mud, this is car crash love

F. Scoot screams at Zelda's feet
and it's poppin' in his throat
Scrambling like two dobermans
who are running down a goat

Play fights end with an extra shove
This is car crash love
Scrape off the mud, this is car crash love

She had something in her veins
that was meant for broken arms and legs
He kept her warm when she quit
and then she took his whip
There's a sunken iceberg with a very pointy tip

On again, off again, but the jail is always there
with short feelings of commitment
when a tongue is touching hair

Scrape off the mud, this is car crash love
Scrape off the mud, scrape off the mud
here is car crash love
Play fights end with an extra shove
This is car crash love

Yes(Means It's Hard To Say No)*

Friends will agree
with a pregnant pause
and silently
draw out their claws
It's hard to say no to your face
running away's as easy as running in place

Yes means it's hard to say no to you
and that means I'll do things I don't want to

These are a few
of my dangerous things
You'll have to cut me in two
to count my rings
It's hard to say no to your face
running away's as easy as running in place

Yes means it's hard to say no to you
and that means I'll do things I don't want to

After writing down my darkest thoughts
I should feel just fine
Anyway, would you wanna hear me whine?

All of the bad
is good in disguise
hear me, say OK
but look in my eyes, look in my eyes

Yes means it's hard to say no to you
and that means I'll do things I don't want to
Yes means it's hard to say no to you
and that means I'll do things I don't want to

It Falls Apart*

Loose tie-rods and a fire full of coal
blowing smoke out the ears
As I head for the hole
without a ten-foot pole
I don't like the feeling of being
out of control

You knew the reason but you let it start
This vice would be your end
And now the end has come
You're feeling really dumb
but you deserve it
You had no choice

It falls apart,
in little pieces on the floor
too wild to keep together
so you want it more
It falls apart, falls apart, falls apart

You talked a bluestreak, but you never gave
Go ahead, crawl in the cave
And now the end has come
You're feeling really dumb
but you deserve it
You had no choice

It falls apart,
in little pieces on the floor
too wild to keep together
so you want it more
It falls apart, falls apart, falls apart

Heterosexual Man+

I wanna make every woman I see
I wanna make every woman I see
Do you know what's the matter with me?
I'm a heterosexual man
just a heterosexual man

I wanna do every woman I know
I wanna do it to them in their clothes
I wanna make it with them, don't you know
I'm a heterosexual man
It's just a problem with my glands

I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man

I wanna make every woman I see
I wanna make every woman I see
Maybe make 'em make a baby with me
'cause I'm a heterosexual man
just a heterosexual man

I wanna have every woman I know
I wanna have them take off their clothes
I'll make it with them unless they say no
'cause I'm a heterosexual man
I'll make it with them whenever I can

I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual duh, duh, duh, duh
duh, duh, duh, duh

I wanna get every girl on the globe
We kiss and hug and then we disrobe
It's a short curcuit in the frontal lobe
I'm a heterosexual man
It's just a problem with my glands

I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man...

Do You Know?+

Take off your old black shoes
Come have you heard the news?
Have you been hittin' the booze?

Your politics have all gone sour
Well, I see you getting sicker by the hour
Take a look now it's raining in my shower

The sun is shining and it's a beautiful night
Take a look at that, do you wanna take a bite?
If I make my poem rhyme will you think it's...
Will you think it's strange? Oh alright

Do you know or
do you wanna know?
Do you know or
do you wanna know?...

Tell your friends it's the brainy hour
Here, I got a face that you can scour
Then drive your car all over my flowers

And maybe if we call a truce
I'll take your head out of the noose
and let your shoulders dangle loose

Do you know or
do you wanna know?
Do you know or
do you wanna know?...

Love Of Minds*

We're not accustomed
so much to this type of discussion
as we are to a different thing
What you bring
to something I don't know about so
please feel free to tell me
to tell me

the love of minds
grows for longer than a lifetime
the love of bodies takes you there

All our outer organs
they just love consorting
the snake, the apple and the rib
They dropped a cell
somewhere near your heart and
it started swimming for your head

the love of minds
grows for longer than a lifetime
the love of bodies takes you there
the love of minds
grows for longer than a lifetime
the love of bodies takes you there

Things look awful good between
you and I and our vision
It's getting awful close with
every little decision

the love of minds
grows for longer than a lifetime
the love of bodies takes you there...

The Best Things*

I don't play the fool 'cause I'm not acting
Don't know the angles, I've stopped protracting
The earth is flat unless you're an astronaut
This tune is vibration if your hearing is shot

and all that I know is every day I know less
and the best things in life don't make any sense

I studied your face while you were asleep
You looked connected to something quite deep
As I get older I start to lose touch
Maybe because I don't sleep as much

I grit my teeth, when I sleep I get tense
and the best things in life don't make any sense
and the best things in life don't make any sense

Of course there's love, it goes without saying
Any talk of an answer would just be noise
and little bits of spit spraying

I flipped through the pictures and let the words lie
Mosied through the market to smell and not buy
Wearing dark glasses at night wrecks your eyes

But pain can look cool when it's at its best
and the best things in life don't make any sense
and the best things in life don't make any sense
and all that I know is every day I know less
and the best things in life don't make any sense

The Little Death+

People will tell you where to go
so I've heard it said
I laid down to take a little nap
but there was wet concrete in my bed
and now you're hanging out your lantern
The fire is burning bright
Not a good time to be paranoid
or afraid of the light

'cause
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die

The praying mantis bites off the head of her lover
and then chews on the stump
Black widow spiders kill their boyfriends
every time they hump
I'm not talking 'bout the blind sacrifice
of a lemming running into the sea
I'm talking premeditated, first-degree murder
by you of me

and
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die

Scatter my deck with your zero
Say my name and I know I'll end up dead
Decorate my chest like a hero
Every night I perish on your bed

It's a three-ring circle
and it's like colour TV
There's no toilet paper in the jungle
and you're the last thing I'm ever gonna see

'cause
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die making love to you
I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die
I'm gonna die...

What I Don't Want*

Everything's a mess I sleep but don't undress
drinking all but the Tia Maria
I never finished any of those
books hanging open like house plants
Begging for water and a little reading
Holding that one big idea I'm needing

I know what I don't want
I really know what I don't want
I don't really really know what I want, do I?

Another black shirt won't show the dirt
I could wash but I don't even bother
Some piece of trite trash trumpets out the radio
but I don't turn it off
I need to loathe its creation
Comtempt is my one contemplation

'cause I know what I don't want
I really know what I don't want
I don't really really know what I want, do I?

Red in the face from the air in this place
It's close so I open a window
Something about heights makes a man
start to reach for the bottom
Dull in the mind from oversleeping
I look for the things that are really worth keeping

'cause I know what I don't want
I really know what I don't want
I don't really really know what I want, do I?
I know what I don't want
I really know what I don't want
I don't really really know what I want, do I?

Fingerprints*

Like ghost games
I conjure up pictures of events in my mind
The swearing and the cannons of laughter
buzz of static counting out time
What I wish would have happened
I now paint and dress it up well
and send it like truth to the tape
letting history swell

Fingerprints are all but gone
so I can make up the story as it goes along

There might be the good old days
if all the right things get forgotten
A smile can still be photogenic
if you can't see the molars are rotten
I hope you've had revelations
since I left you behind
I'll at least pretend that you're happy
to stop guilt from making me come untied
since...

Fingerprints are all but gone
so I can make up the story as it goes along
Fingerprints are all but gone
so I can make up the story as it goes along

* -- Sung by Craig Northey
+ -- Sung by Steven Drake