Cowbirds & Cuckoos, Pt. 1

by Ryland Bouchard

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released 15 November 2009

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Track Name: Climb to the Top
Taking care not to wake up
You climb to the top
Taking care not to speak up
You whisper as you plead

Listen to my sorrows
Praise my joys

Taking care not to step on
those resting on the street
Taking comfort in removal
Complacent you breed:
"Don't you know who I am
Don't you understand?"

Taking care to be someone
normal enough to ignore
Taking care to be useful
productive and bored

I've heard what you're saying
I've heard it all before
I've heard what you're saying
and I can't take no more...
Track Name: Little Murders
Need to build my house with a thousand walls
Need to build my house so it'll stand tall
Need to go to work every single day
Need to dress real well and live what I say

Need to build my life with a thousand words
Need to find a wife move to the new suburbs
Need to live in truth with a dozen kids
Need to teach them to shoot teach them to win
Track Name: How Do You Do?
We'll walk into you're office when you're working with your boss hang you from the window by your dental floss and ask:

HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?

We'll show up at your gym while you're lifting all your weight, pull it from your intestines until you wake and ask:

HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?

We'll storm into your living room when you're watching your TV, pull you from your chair and hold you from your teeth and ask:

HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?

And just when you think your home is safe we'll lock all your doors and douse it with gasoline and laugh:

HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?
HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?
HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?
HOW DO YOU DO?
HOW, DO YOU, DO?
Track Name: No Blood is New
No blood is new No branch is grown No peak has seen No heart has owned
No blood is new No branch is grown No peak has seen No heart has known

WORK ALL DAY
SLEEP ALL NIGHT
WORK ALL DAY
SLEEP ALL NIGHT
WORK ALL DAY
SLEEP ALL NIGHT
Track Name: A Bridge
Don't rely on worn hands to bridge what you're hiding
Don't rely on another to give what you're needing

You've shed all hope
like a worm sheds its body
You've shed all hope
like a worm sheds its body

Don't rely on another to change where you're going
Don't rely on safe thought to protect us from failure

You've shed all hope
like a worm sheds its body
You've shed all hope
like a worm sheds its body
Track Name: I'll Use My Hands To Hold You
We'll climb up to the top of a mountain
Just to watch cities fall
We'll drift out to the edge of the ocean
Just to follow the crowd
We'll jump off the top of a building
Just to feel the wind
We'll fly ships to the end of a full moon
Just to step on the ground
We'll drive cars the size of a mountain
Just to rise to the top
We'll fill lakes the size of the ocean
Just to cover our faults
We'll jump off the top of the building
Just to connect with the earth
We'll fly ships to the edge of a full moon
Just to prove we are strong
I'll Use My Hands To Hold You
(When They Are Finally Free)
Track Name: Statued Forms
Now that my soul is a statued form
Will a metal plate bear my name?
Will a window sill be my grave?

Now head is a passive weight
Will the crowds shout out my godly fame?
Will a line of men bear my shame?
Track Name: Good Life #2
Now I'm living in the past cause the future is too bright
I'll buy a new car just to drive through the night
Got my diamond rings and my new leather shoes
Better trash that junk in an hour or two

Now I'm driving my couch like a new cadillac
Taking photos of my friends just so I can relax
Oh I know you're jealous, Oh I know you're mad
All those comments on my status just make you so sad

Now I love you with my fingers and kiss you with an X
I'll bring you lots of flowers and put them on the desk
Sing you love songs as we go to sleep
Now there is nothing better than you close to me

Now in my perfect life I'll wake up with a tan
Drink Starbucks from a bottle McDonald's from a can
Everything is perfect, Everything is fine
Life is just for living, there's no need to add time
We'll sing….