Play This At My Funeral

by Hello Citizen

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released September 6, 2009

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Track Name: Secretions
Can you keep a secret?
I've been keeping my secretions
I've been saving every drop
Inside a jar under my bed
When I'm turning gray
Well I can look at what I made
Yes I can look at all I made
And know that I'll be happy dead

My salvation screwed up tight, I give it birth
Dirty time capsule be my gift to the earth

Can you hold your tongue
Until the battle has been won
I don't want any stories sung
By any yellow feathered beast
Once the mix is stable
I will mark it with a label
I will take it off the table
So it can ferment in peace

My salvation screwed up tight, I give it birth
Dirty time capsule be my gift to the earth

To the earth.
Track Name: Bullet Meet Brain
I want a shotgun
Put to your head
You want to play dumb?
Now you can play dead

And as that big old bullet meets brain
I will watch baby gurgle in pain
I'll cut off your head for a bowl
And drink all the blood
Drink all the blood in your skull.

I want a fire
Inside a barrel
To leave a liar
Forever sterile

And as that big old bullet meets brain
I will watch baby gurgle in pain
I'll cut off your head for a bowl
And drink all the blood
Drink all the blood in your skull.
Track Name: The Brave Worms of the Future
A little pain still makes me glad
For all the friends I never had
I curse my dreams cause I must sleep
I love the ones I cannot keep

Should I, shouldn't I

Pretend
My time won't end when
The brave worms of the future will enjoy me some day
Eat up, degrade

Never wanted a say

Delusion's all that keeps me sane
They tell me I should blame the rain
I get so giddy when it's warm
My knee hurts, must mean there's a storm

Should I, shouldn't I

Pretend
My time won't end when
The brave worms of the future will enjoy me some day
Eat up, degrade

Never wanted a say.
Track Name: Eraser
Calling up the eraser made just for the mind
Prematurely resigned to a fate rightly mine

Oh no
My time ran out
Oh no
The power's out
I shut down.

It's no wonder I can't feel my limbs
Rolling under the current, lost my fears

Oh no
My time ran out
Oh no
The power's out
I shut down.
Track Name: Reign of Saturn
That was a beautiful day
The people regaled you as great
But the reign of Saturn became
The soul and the body's decay

Fate?
Fake.

Even with wind at your back
You commit and unholy act
You shake the coil from the true name
But something still stands in your way

Fate?
Fake.
Track Name: Will to Become
Color me the king
Of aboriginal sin
In a city of fire
I walk a tightrope wire

From a whirlpool of fate
I hang on rusty gate
And shake my lantern jaw
Drift through burning walls

Much luck to the one
With will to become.

Color me the king
of aboriginal sin
And help me find the sage
To end this nightmare age

Much luck to the one
With will to become.
Track Name: Story to Tell
I saw the sheriff take off a mask
I thought "what a strange thing,
Story to tell"

I looked to the east, the sun was still rising
"Oh, how surprising"
I thought to myself

On a base near Groom Lake you can see through time and space
And forget all earthly cares
All the doors are green, like a forest it seems
Undisclosed, nowhere.

I saw the hero open his arms
He had nothing in them
No word passed his tooth

I blinked my sight-eyes, and when they re-opened
No amount of hoping
Could disguise the truth

On a base near Groom Lake you can see through time and space
And forget all earthly cares
All the doors are green, like a forest it seems
Undisclosed, nowhere.
Track Name: Big Problem
Look within
Leeching what you eat
An unwanted
Greedy little seed
Prepare
Your prayers
Even if no one is here to hear or heed

Get the ceremonial coat hanger

You've got a big problem
Sacrifice the parasite
This likeness is lifeless
Sacrifice the parasite.

Don't worry
No one has to know
No hurry
My mouth can move slow
Sweet deal
Lips sealed
But something has got to help cement hold

Get the ceremonial coat hanger

You've got a big problem
Sacrifice the parasite
This likeness is lifeless
Sacrifice the parasite.
Track Name: Gentleman
I used to be such a gentleman
Sun shot out from my rectum
I used to think of others first
Now I just think of this one jerk

Don't judge what you don't understand
Lest you be judged a stupid man
Very sad little man.

I used to see in color so bright
Now I just see in black and white
I would lend an ear so selflessly
Now I wait for my turn to speak

Don't judge what you don't understand
Lest you be judged a stupid man
Very sad little man.

Why the lies
Did I think I would not find
And decide
To break the tie that binds
Track Name: Straws
Here
Currency is fear
Three senses disappear
The page is torn around the ends

Cracks
Run all along the floor
The waves inside the boards
Are grasping at straws

While you may get nothing wrong
Your sentence is too long
It goes on.

Here
Where currency is fear
Three senses disappear
The page is torn around the ends

While you may get nothing wrong
Your sentence is too long
It goes on.
Track Name: Paint by Number
Can't wait
To see you dissolving
Before my eyes
Today
What's fate
When we keep revolving
Chaos orbit
Every day

Please come step into the passage to the other side
I want you to feel the warmth that's sliding up my spine.

Stab stab
I see what you see
All the angles
In space
The sky
Bending with the trees
Paint by number
Every place

Please come step into the passage to the other side
I want you to feel the warmth that's sliding up my spine.

Signed by alibis
Bye alibis
You suffer in my sight
Don't look down
Piece of ground
Hands are holding ice.
Track Name: Play This At My Funeral
No one knows where we are going
No one knows where we have been
But now, even with the wound of living
Now the calm is during the storm.

So open up your inner eye
Let all trifles truly slide
Now there is not a need for sadness
Not while we shuffle on and on.