Lyrics

 

SKUNK PUPPET

Wandered the world looking for good
Convinced I knew just where I stood
But then my past, you see, it catches up in spite of me

I keep trying to live the dream
To live my life with no extreme
But maybe that’s not me
Just a thing I’d like to be

It’s such a mystery to find
What really hides inside your mind
I wish it wasn’t so
I wish I knew where it should go

(Breakdown)

Skyscrapers, oceans, and ravines
Eight thousand miles I have been
It’s true you held my hand
But I don’t think you’d understand

I get nervous in a crowd
They’re selfish, uncontrolled, and loud
I’m nervous all alone
It’s why I’m waiting by the phone

Resist my mind, I know I should
Resist their kind, I wish I would
Resist my worried heart
Resist the urge to fall apart

(Breakdown)

So I went out west to search
For gods that don’t fit into church
For life, for love, for truth
For feeling wiser in my youth

But it’s a mystery to find
What really hides inside your mind
I wish it wasn’t so
I wish I knew where it should go

Resist my mind, I know I should
Resist their kind, I wish I would
Resist my worried heart
Resist the urge to fall apart

(Breakdown)

(Shout: GO!!!)

Wandered the world looking for good
Convinced I knew just where I stood
But then my past, you see, it catches up in spite of me

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SIDDHARTHA

Follow footsteps, lead me down the middle
Take my conscious, leave me soft and brittle
Leave me breathless, Leave me deaf and humble
Take my mind and lead me far away and through

Through a doorway I revive my spirit
Kill my person so my heart won’t fear it
Stripped to nothing to find out what’s deeper
Stripped to nothing, lead me far away and through

CHORUS:

Gonna let go, gonna re-know, gonna relearn
Gonna re-show, gonna retake, gonna remake
Gonna aaaah
Go on through ooooh

Follow footsteps, lead my down the mountain
Follow footsteps, lead me cross the river
Follow footsteps, lead me far away and through

CHORUS

Gonna let go, gonna re-know, gonna relearn
Gonna re-show, gonna retake, gonna remake
Gonna aaaah
Go on through ooooh

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MISSISSIPPI SONG

Sometimes wrongs can be so hard to explain
So clear to us when they’re high above something
But when it’s close, it’s still closed to our eyes
Let’s get away to better understand the lies

Go down the Mississippi
Let’s get a boat, be like Huck and Jim
Go down the Mississippi
Let’s get a boat, be like Huck and Jim

(BREAKDOWN)

People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves
People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves

Sometimes we walk a straight and careful line
Between ourselves and the ones that live outside
Those hidden dreams and subversive thoughts
We hide and lie just to keep what’s ours alive

Go down the Mississippi
Let’s get a boat, be like Huck and Jim
Go down the Mississippi
Let’s get a boat, be like Huck and Jim

(BREAKDOWN)

People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves
People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves

Ahhhhh……

People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves
People can be so cruel with greed
We twist ourselves right up
People can be so blind to everything but themselves

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STAIRCASE

Conversations remiss, conversational bliss
We forget where we stand, we forget where to land
And I’m in too deep, and I’m in too far
I’ve been so wrong ,but I’ve been so strong

It’s a journey in time with our words set to rhyme
We’re awake on the stage in our millennial age
And I feel so lost, and I feel so strange
I’ve been outside, but I’ll embrace this change

And up this staircase we got,
We’ll show these people we know
Our hearts will beat to this mess
Our minds refuse to settle for less

(MUSIC BREAKDOWN)

And I’ve seen so much
And I’ve seen so far
This game is on, but it’s no where won

And up this staircase we got,
We’ll show these people we know
Our hearts will beat to this mess
Our minds refuse to settle for less

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CELTIC PARTING

Green clover and field
Red roses of your lips
Beautiful sky
Kiss me, dear
Kiss me goodbye

No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, sweet
Stay

No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, sweet
Stay

Ooooh

Green clover and field
Red roses of your lips
Beautiful sky
Kiss me, dear
Kiss me goodbye

No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, sweet
Stay

No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, lover
No, don’t run away, sweet
Stay

Ooooh

Green clover and field
Red roses of your lips
Beautiful sky
Kiss me, dear
Kiss me goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye

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DIRTY LAUNDRY

When I was a child, my momma said to me
Daughter when you get older
Be careful with your words, dear
Be careful with your company
Be careful what you say and who you say it with

Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Keep your nose clean, keep your reputation in tact

I knew this woman last summer
Lord Jesus as my witness
She couldn’t keep her mount from running
She couldn’t keep her conscious clean
Lord Jesus as my witness,
They ran her and her business right out of town

Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Keep your nose clean, keep your reputation in tact

Your mind can ache, your soul can break
Your body can always mend
But when you mess around with words, friend
Your whole damn world could end
Be careful what you say and who you say it with

Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Don’t go airing your dirty laundry
Nobody wants to see that shit
Keep your nose clean, keep your reputation in tact

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KEEP AWAY

Keep that hand away from me
I’m tired of running home
Keep that hand away from me
I’m tired of running home

I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo
I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo

I said keep that fist away from me
I’m tired of running scared
I said keep that fist away from me
I’m tired of running scared

I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo
I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo

Seems like everyone will take you when they can
Take you when they can, take you when they….
Seems like when I’m walking by out the corner of my eye
Out the corner of my eye, they’re watching….
Always they’re watching me, they’re wanting me, that’re touching me
I gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta keep away

I can hear ’em coming down the stairs and he’s raising hell again
I can hear ’em coming down the stairs and he’s raising hell again

And I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo
I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo

I ain’t afraid to be scared, no I ain’t afraid
I can’t afraid to be, but god, I gotta go

I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo
I’m running woo hoo, woo hoo

Seems like everyone will take you when they can
Take you when they can, take you when they….
Seems like when I’m walking by out the corner of my eye
Out the corner of my eye, they’re watching….
Always they’re watching me, they’re wanting me, that’re touching me
I gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta keep away

Keep away

(Breakdown)

And I’m running woo hoo
And I’m running woo hoo

Seems like everyone will take you when they can
Take you when they can, take you when they….
Seems like when I’m walking by out the corner of my eye
Out the corner of my eye, they’re watching….
Always they’re watching me, they’re touching me, that’re grabbing me
I gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta keep away

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