Life's A Gas

by The Tins

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released 04 May 2012

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Track Name: Hit And Miss
Laying all your soil into satellites,
Planting something new that you can use to make it through the night,
Taking water by the paper cup,
You pour it out, and hope it's enough.

Laying only by your bed of grass,
Laying all your soil into something that you know has passed,
Breaking all that you have built inside,
Phase it out, you know

We all know where to run to with that shit on our shoulders,
We all know where to run to when there's no one else.
It's a hit and a miss, oh oh,

Strike a bargain for the come around,
Search for anyone that's likely not make a sound,
One night it's gonna come to you,
Lashing out,
Something to hold you, I can see why, now,
We're gonna get out off our old ways.

You don't listen, I told you there is no good reason for right decisions,
You don't see it, I wouldn't want to be around for a longer visit,
You can't taste it, the bitterness has overcome the finer laces,
You don't listen I said I only wanted you in the winter,

We all know where to run to with that shit on our shoulders,
We all know where to run to when we're hiding under cover,
We all know where to run to when there's no one else.
Track Name: We Fought The Moon
We fought the moon
And maybe you were passed out
Or maybe you don’t even know
You were eager though
At the test trial

Wanted to wrap your wrist round the passing time
Stepping out from our home
Stepping out from our home
Sat on a concrete bank of a stagnant tide
Stepping out from our home
Somewhere off and borrowed I know

Got up at noon
And maybe you were at work
For me the sun’s a passing perk
And it’s getting worse
Every bank draw
Draw me off and draw me on

Shot for the place you had went to pass the time
Stepping out from our home
Stepping out from our home
Thought up a violent wind reaching through the power lines

We fought the moon
And maybe we should go now
The canopy is fallin’ down
There are people out rank and file

Get a handle on your brave pulse
It won’t fuck him up but you just got to say so
There’s no shackle on your ankle
Don’t need a crutch you can walk on your own bones
Track Name: Taking Liberties
I tried to find you there
I'd have told you
But you were not around, not around, not around

Still your voice ran loud
It was made to
Call me out, call me out of the crowd

You said it was, it wasn't me

I don't know what you're going through
I'm trying to be kind
But you're still on another plane
And I'm leaving you behind

You're taking liberties
In the house where you grew up to become what you are
It's so sad

You said it was, it wasn't me
Looked so hard but you couldn't see

You said it was, it wasn't me

I don't want to be anyone's mistake
I don't want to be yours
Track Name: Spies
I spy and I live a lie and I live a lie and I live a lie oh!

In my apartment through painted window shells
Across the parking lot the kids are doing well
They’re breaking windows, and walking in the dark
All in response to those responsible for sleeping well, well

Where do they go?

I got my head all bent
And my knees are spent
And I’ve nothing left to show
I’ve got my bow with no arrow

I spy and I live a lie and I live a lie oh!
I wear a costume but it’s not mine no it’s not mine no

In my apartment above the ceiling sheets
A hundred animals scratch around for things to eat
I’d like to meet one, and announce defeat
Makes me uncomfortable to know that there are spies like me

Where do they go?


And I want to be free as a weed free as a weed
A likely story, someone’s coming after me
Are you on my side or side-less?
Free as a weed, free as a weed
A paranoid feeling coming over me
You know I always try my best
Free as a weed, free as a weed
The Lochness void is starting to get to me
Track Name: Vicki
Vicki's never gonna let up
She wants it to be different but
If she thinks I'm gonna give up
We're walking to the party

And I won't ricochet it
If you want to debate it I'm not gonna shake
And I won't ricochet it
Faye you're too late cause Vicki's gonna take it

A little heavy on the makeup
Some powder on her nose and drink
I've gotta change my makeup
Before my head sinks down

And I won't ricochet it
If you want to debate it I'm not gonna shake
And I won't ricochet it
If you want to debate it I'm

Just a virgin
Virgin with the urges

Vicki's always got a setup
To treat me like a rival well
When we face each other
Going through the cycle

All used up
It was all used up

So if you want to go then it's justified
There is only one thing on my mind
Track Name: Midnight Crowd
Why do you insist?
It's not your business for hire
I'd like to enlist, but what you've missed
I'm so damn tired

Get it out the door
That's what's in store for your buyers
I'd like something more,
I can't afford to be a quiet liar
I've been part of this midnight crowd
Taking stills and hiding out
If you don't talk too loud we could call it a night

Have you any pull?
I've got to know how you're wired
It's hard to let it go
When it's the thing you so admire

I've been part of this midnight crowd
Taking stills and hiding out
If you don't talk too loud we could call it a night
But how long wasted?
How long wasted?
If you don't talk too loud we could call it a night.
Track Name: Shozo Hirono
Shozo Hirono, he was a friend of mine
And together we took up a life of crime
Then he went solo, but always kept his word

And the guys, he took them by surprise
Living in the dark behind his eyes
He knew, but what else could he do?

When we had nothing, we said we'd hit it big
Nothing hit back hard enough to stick
In desperation, we left it all behind

And arrived, wore a new disguise
Honor and humanity aside
We knew, but what else could we do?

Sometimes I remember what got us to this place
Maybe we'd know better than to trust a familiar face
But you can't seem to pin me down
I'm not that honest

Shozo Hirono, he was a friend of mine
Our sad relation never left my mind
But he had ambition and left me far behind

So one night, I took him by surprise
And got him in the space between his eyes
And I knew, but what else could I do?
Track Name: 16 Colors
I've got my pencil, I'm gonna write 'em off
I got 16 colors to try out
On to the next one, Yeah that's my winning number
Make blood thinner, Pull me out

Take it back I know you will
Take it back I know you will, will

I've got my hands full, Moving away so long
I left my purpose in the dirt
I'll just assume a long, long winter
Will make me a swimmer later on

Take it back I know you will
Take it back I know you will, will
Will you take it back I know you well
I know you will

When the work is done all you have to do is
Think of something else something easy to own

I got my trash talk, I'm gonna call it off
I got a list of insults to send out
All of them new, possible winners
Make blood thinner, Pull me out
Track Name: Please Be Kind
Say something I can handle
Won't you stay if you're a friend of mine
Say something I can handle
Won't you stay and leave it all, all behind

Losing your privacy
It's a shame the way I go
Not comfortably, I can't believe
Those beggars bury me
They're coverin' up my throne
I can't believe, it's killing me
You can call me insecure
But I know who they're pullin' for
They know too much

Say something I can handle
Won't you stay if you're a friend of mine
Say something I can handle
Won't you stay and please be kind

I'll choose the comedy
It's funnier untold
Your right to be so mad at me
Running low on battery
Losing control
It's not up to me, It's just policy
You can call me insecure
But I know what they're comin' for
They know too much
Too much

Say something I can handle
Won't you stay if you're a friend of mine
Say something I can handle
Won't you stay and leave it all, all behind
Track Name: Halo
You think you’ve got a halo above you
Do what you want to do
Get my attention in the still of the night
And well meet at the rendezvous

Walking along an unknown street
Where the moon doesn’t last for long
Tell me there’s nothing else to do for fun
Your nerve will soon be gone

That’s the line that you sold me on
That we could go anywhere you want
But you bring me back to the yard

Down at the end of the long marble hallway
Look where the curtains torn
Water pools by the unslanted door
And fades where the wood is worn

Wipe the webs off the windows and then
We can go anywhere you want
But you bring me back to the yard

you’ve looked so long and you don’t even notice
The glamours gone and it goes unnoticed
So close your eyes in blinding focus
And jinx someone else
You jinx someone else

We can go anywhere you want
But you bring me back to the yard
Track Name: Whiteout
Right now I’m sitting on the past
The sun is like an arrow aimed at my thoughts, aimed at my chest
I’m burning up, I’m burning up
And you wonder why I’m not feeling well at all

I’ve quarantined my brain
I’m starving for attention, carving out the blame for a bad idea
It makes it hard, It makes it hard
Oh it’s always hard
I fight to the death for your sake

When the morning is over would you look after me and then
If we ever get out would you look after me?
When the morning is over would you look after me and then
If we’re ever allowed would you look after me?

Right now I’m targeting my dreams
I’m cutting out their insides, thrown at the walls as hard as it seems
I’ll shape it up, I’ll shape it up
Oh it isn’t much
I fight to the death for you sake

When the morning is over will you look after me and then
If we ever get out would you look after me?
You gave me the white of the whiteout not meaning to offend
If we’re ever allowed would you look after me?

You gave me the white of the whiteout not meaning to offend
If we’re ever allowed would you look after me?
Everyone’s looking at you now
A lead in to the end
If you’re ever around
Would you look after me?