another successful breakfast lyrics

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BREAKFAST                                     listen

 

 

I wake up in a panic every morning

  like there was something I forgot to do

  something so important  I start shaking

  It takes a lot of coffee to calm me down

 

I'm living in an old abandoned drug store

  probably couldn't  compete  with  the CIA

  I should've listened to Jim Morisson

  Only lawyers survive the heat in L.A.

 

      Another smoke, another drink, another dirty magazine

      Another slow suicide attempted

      Another Successful Breakfast

 

 

There's somebody layin' in my doorway

  they appear to be  breathin' but who really cares ?

  Summer sun can't cut the fog of air polution

  We're all bein' cooked for  breakfast today

 

 

      Another smoke, another drink, another dirty magazine

      Another slow suicide attempted

      Another Successful Breakfast

 

 

A dollar thirty-nine gets me three eggs, potatoes,and time

  Time to figure out a place to stay

  A quarter buys a paper, new statistics on the homeless

  There's not a whole lot left to say

 

 

      Another smoke, another drink, another dirty magazine

      Another slow suicide attempted

      Another Successful Breakfast.

 

 

 

LET'S MAKE LOVE (On the floor of the liquor store)                listen

                                                                                              

Muscular legs stompin' out the boulevard

Muscular face and lips about a mile large

Pluckin' out a leaf from a tree as she passes by

I touch greenery a lot when I walk, she's a lot like me

 

     LET'S MAKE LOVE

     ON THE FLOOR OF THE LIQUOR STORE

     IN BETWEEN THE PINBALL,

                                               ICE CREAM,

                                               MAGAZINES AND

                                               CUSTOMERS

     LET'S MAKE LOVE

 

After a while, on a street called Vine

There she is again, standin' in a check-out line

She's buyin' my brand (and that's generic)

With a store-bought tan (but I'm not allergic)

Looks at me as if to say,"Love is just a beer away."

                         (Love is just a beer away)

 

 

     LET'S MAKE LOVE

     ON THE FLOOR OF THE LIQUOR STORE

     IN BETWEEN THE PINBALL,

                                                ICE CREAM,

                                                MAGAZINES AND

                                               CUSTOMERS

     LET'S MAKE LOVE

 

                                        go to the window.

 

We could buy a twelve-pack and take it to the laundro-mat

But why waste all our precious cash

Gettin' ourselves good'n'trashed ?      let's make love.....    

 

 

     LET'S MAKE LOVE

     ON THE FLOOR OF THE LIQUOR STORE

     IN BETWEEN THE PINBALL,

                                                ICE CREAM,

                                               MAGAZINES AND

                                               CUSTOMERS

     LET'S MAKE LOVE.

 

 

 

                   ANYTIME YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM

 

there's a cool and peaceful feeling, comes over me

anytime you walk into the room
 

you smile away my problems, you laugh away my cash

anytime (anytime)

you walk into the room (anytime at all)
 

I know you don't know me and I know you don't care

anytime (anytime)

you walk into the room (anytime at all)

 

     one fantasy alone

     don't mean much its like an antidote

     to doing anything embarassing

 

                                anytime (anytime)

                                      you walk into the room (anytime at all)

 

I feel so suicidal, but I get so high

anytime (anytime)

you walk into the room (anytime at all)

 

     if I could only speak

     you'd turn me down and I could get away quick

     at least we'd have a secret to keep
 

 

anytime you walk into the room.

 

 

 

CIGARETTE BAR

 

 

There's fifty-one reasons why you can't do what you want

You counted 'em up one day when your T.V. fell apart

While your picture of peace was layin' in pieces on the floor

You wondered what you're really living for

 

The walls are crusted with the remnants of the night

You feel on edge, like somethin' somewhere wants to fight

When silence burns a whole in who you think you are

You go down to the Cigarette Bar

 

     You step so lightly as you stumble in the room

     Nobody notices you;re still in bloom

     When you think you have an answer

     But you drive an unmarked car

 

          you sit down at the Cigarette Bar

                 down at the Cigarette Bar

 

All the regulars are regularly late

In perfect unison they sip their bourbon straight

Don't wanna' be one but you find it very hard

To get up and leave the Cigarette Bar

 

     You drink to poverty and the wretched mess you're in

     You laugh at jokes that wouldn't normally raise a grin

     You drink and laugh until you don't know where you are

     That's a good time at the Cigarette Bar

 

                  down at the Cigarette Bar

                  down at the cigarette Bar

 

     (wife's part) Oh, I wonder where he could be

                   I toss and turn endlessly

                   I pray to God," Keep him safe

                   While wandering away."

 

                   down at the Cigarette Bar

                   down at the Cigarette Bar

 

You match your cigarette and you draw a little pain

You eye her over like a bowling pin

The warts are fading and the swamplands out of sight

Still you're walking home alone tonight

 

     You step so lightly as you stumble in your room

     Don't wanna' wake her 'cause alarm rings soon

     Its instant-karma when the room begins to spin

     She always seems to know where you've been

 

          light another cigarette and don't forget your medicine

                     down at the Cigarette Bar.

 

MONOPOLY

 

 

I found your diary and read about me

You should've told you'd rather play monopoly

'Cause if that's how I win your love, I'll learn the game

 

I'll buy a tie-dyed, large-sized serape

We'll go to 'Frisco to visit your uncle

And if they throw us off the bus, we'll learn to trust

 

     Marry me,marry me,marry,marry me,marry me,marry me

     And we'll travel the world as Ambassadors For Monopoly

         at least the air is still free...

 

We'll see the sun shine from places we never tried

We'll share adventure, fast food and dark moods

And when the going gets too rough you'll go back home

 

    'Cause its very,very,very,very,very,very,very hard to change

      But if you stay on the wrong chord long enough

      it starts to eat you up, make you tense and nervous

      to the point where you feel like you could grab someone

      you've never met,  wrap your fingers round their neck and

      Squeeze until you wake up and you change....

 

     Marry me,marry me,marry,marry me,marry me,marry me

     And we'll travel the world as Ambassadors For Monopoly

         at least the air is still free...

 

                      good times           road signs

                      electric cars and    smart bars

                      muscles       and    strange days

                      justice       and    ear plugs

                      congress             treasure chest

                      park place    and    I bet

                      you're thinking      I'm like

                      all those who        came before

                      new face             in same place

                      twilight             in my eyes

                      let go of yourself   and let someone love you

                      let go of yourself   and let someone love you

                      let go og yourself.

 

BABY LEMONADE                                                                                                               listen

 

Baby lemonade can be good for you too

Maybe you and me could find something to do

 

If you see me standin' by the side of the road

Won't you give a run-a-way a ride

"Cause you might not get it but at least you won't regret it

When you sit by my side

 

     Baby lemonade can be good for you too

     Maybe you could show me just what to do

 

When the cold wind blows and you're home all alone

Wishin' you had spoken up

I'll be knockin' on your window with a piece of summer shinnin'

And  'hello' in my eyes

 

     Baby lemonade can be good for you too

     Maybe you and me could find something to do

 

 

               Some people never understand

                 the little child inside the big angry man

                 but if you take my hand we'll figure it out

 

     Baby lemonade can be good for you too

     Maybe you and me could find something to do

 

I don't think its hard and I don't understand

  can't you just let it out

  can't you just get it out

  and stand by you're man ?

 

ARE YOU R ?

 

 

I was raised to salute the flag

  dump the trash in a paper bag

  and I was good until the day

  I saw that boy up on the stage...

 

He'd loose control in a public place

You'd see the rage drippin' off his face

And how he seemed to mesmerize

I felt so strong there by his side

 

       ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?                        ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?

      'CAUSE I CAN SEE MY DESTINY IN YOUR EYES

 

Are you R, the super-star, used to play in the home-town bar

You saved a soul for a glass of beer

I can't believe you're standin' here

 

You raped my sister and you spoiled my dog

Burnt the house down of my best friend John

We worshipped you,  alive and free

A poet of brutality

 

       ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?                    ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?

      'CAUSE I CAN SEE MY DESTINY IN YOUR EYES

 

Tell me how such a true Rock-God

Is washin' windows at the Gas-a-thon ?

Did you burn-out or just get caught ?

Believe me R no one forgot

 

How you waged a private war

On anybody with a slower car

And how you tore the girls apart

Without a care you got it off

 

       ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?                    ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU, ARE YOU R ?

      'CAUSE I CAN SEE MY DESTINY IN YOUR EYES

 

Could we be friends if I went to jail ?

I'll buy a gun and really raise some hell

Here take my boots,  my engagement ring

Without you R it don't mean a thing

 

 

       'CAUSE I CAN SEE MY DESTINY IN YOUR EYES

                                   IN YOUR EYES

                                   IN YOUR EYES.  

 



THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS                                                     listen


 Hi, How are you

How was your weekend and what are we going to do today ?

No. I'm O.K.

Its just that this office is starting to look like a cage

From the outside it shines like a beacon

Offering shelter to the lost and the weakened

 

But here, in this room

I've wiled away hours

And planted the flowers of doom in my life

 

Smiles,  like you say

Can wipe away sadness but this little game's here to stay

 

For an instant I thought I knew you

That day you broke down and smashed up the cooler

Crystal-clear water drenched all the carpets

Wild nervous laughter filled our department

 

         as you screamed out....

 

             Hey, What You Say

                  Why don't we start our own company

                  And we'll call it

                                     The Company of Stangers

 

 

For twenty-five years I have sat by your side

Typing  letters and memos for people who hide

Behind doorways with titles in hallways of horrible crime

 

We never had time for the things that we wanted to do

When we saved up enough to be happy

Its true in the end all you have is a moment or two

But....

 

             Hey, What You Say

                  Why don't we form our own company

                  And we'll call it

                                     The Company of Stangers.
 

 

I HAVE A CAR

 

 

I've been counting what you've been missing

Yesterday it was a hundred and forty-six

Shows and movies, late-night beauties,

Drive-thru food and swap-meets in the sticks

 

       I know you all so well

       I understand just what you're going through

       I'm going through it too.....

 

             but I have a car

             and I can drive

 

Far from sorrow and money borrowed

Half-a-tank and I can start my life again

Roam the high-road, miss the high-note

Sixties rock'n'roll at a hundred and five

 

        I know it all so well

        I understand just what its going through

        I'm going through it too.....

 

              but I have a car

              and I can drive

 

         I hope someday you understand

         The key to life fits right inside your hand

         But its up to you to decide

         Whether to walk or to drive

         And I'll be comin' by at eight if you change your mind

 

 

                   I have a car.

                             

 

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT HAPPINESS ?                                                                       listen

 

 

Tore up the letter

You sent me from Paris

And went outside

 

Glad you feel better

Now you found happiness deep inside

 

    Took your advice and went into therapy but

 

          WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT HAPPINESS ANYWAY ?

          WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT FALLING IN LOVE ?

                 YOU LIVE IN CONSTANT FEAR

                 THAT ONE DAY It'll DISAPPEAR

                 OR SPEND YOUR LIFE JUST TRYIN' TO BE

                         

                                                           HAPPY.

 

 

Feeling ambitious

I washed up the dishes

And made some lunch

 

Mixed up the mayo

With fresh avocado and lettuce

 

    Each little bite reminded me of you, but

 

 

          WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT HAPPINESS ANYWAY ?

          WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT FALLING IN LOVE ?

                 YOU LIVE IN CONSTANT FEAR

                 THAT ONE DAY IT'll DISAPPEAR

                 OR SPEND YOUR LIFE JUST TRYIN' TO BE

                         

                                                           HAPPY.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREATHING   (By the light of the moon)

 

 

Someone told me 'this is how it is'

But I don't think I believe them

'Cause I'm still stuck here with Steven

 

Checking out the local music clubs

I was overcome by something like an old pastrami sandwich

And I wanted to be eaten right there on the plate

 

     I'm happy now

     If you know what it means

     I found a place where I go late at night just to

 

             breathe             

                      so deeply

             breathe  by the light of the moon

 

 

In and out and out and in it goes

And it never makes me nervous

If it does it doesn't show

 

Shouldn't love be easy like the wind

That I blow out so completely

And I suck in slow and sweetly

 

                      Is it only me who can't cross the street ?

 

 

     I'm happy now

     If you know what it means

     I found a place where I go late at night just to

 

             breathe             

                      so deeply

             breathe  by the light of the moon

 

 

Sacrificed a piece of my mind for a piece of your pillow

So I could fall asleep at night and continue to breathe

 

 

             breathe             

                      so deeply

             breathe  by the light of the moon.

 

         ONE STEP AWAY


This is for you, where ever you are
Standing in long lines or sleeping in cars

"Cause you have the answer I'm waiting for
You have the new life, that's what I live for

Been driving forever to get where you are
There is no street sign to take me that far

So I'll stand here singing and hope that you hear
A piece of my heart or one special word

        and I know just how you feel
        wanting only love that's real

            Talking to mirrors  

                                                                     One Step Away
            Imprisoned by fears   

                                                                    One Step Away

                 One Step Away From A New Direction


Here in the night life, here by myself
I should be happy, I know better than that

'Cause these desperate people who lurk in the dark
Can't even remember that innocent spark 

        and I know just how you feel
        wanting only love that's real
        and you can't take anything less

            Talking to mirrors   

                                                             One Step Of The Way
            Imprisoned by fears   

                                                             One Step Of The Way

                 One Step Away From A New Direction.




MY REASON TO SUCCEED

 

Has anyone seen my reason to succeed ?

Has anyone seen my reason to succeed ?

 

Down in the ditches he's got hippies takin' pictures

Of the fingerprints you left on his dirt

Up in the tower he's got men who sit for hours

Analyzing lipstick stains on his shirts

 

    I guess you must've thawed-out his heart

    Like a teen-age holiday in the sun

    Nobody could've set him on fire

    But he sure looked burnt when you

                             when you were done

 

Stock market fallin', reporters callin'

The country can't survive another day

They need some re-assurance from that old financial genius

Investments and percentages are safe

 

    I guess you showed him one side of life

    He had never really witnessed before

    That feeling of completely releasing

    Young, strong and poor

                 Who could want any more ?

 

              HAVE YOU SEEN MY REASON TO SUCCEED ?

              HAVE YOU SEEN MY REASON TO SUCCEED ?

 

                       Has anyone seen my reason to succeed ?

 

Its a sad sad story in the truest of traditions

It has to happen every day

Someone gets excited, someone turns a light on

The light unscrews itself and walks away

 

               HAVE YOU SEEN MY REASON TO SUCCEED ?

              

                    Bigger than a parking meter

                    Quicker than a cab

                    Has anyone seen my reason to succeed ? 

 

 

                               all lyrics copyright 1995  Quazmo-Fate Publishing BMI 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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