Transience

by Wreckless Eric

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released May 17, 2019

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Track Name: Father To The Man
My dad worked in a factory
I tried it too but I couldn’t do
With the tedium of the everyday
I flunked out I’m not ashamed to say
While he was steady I was a flake
I lived my life from scrape to scrape
Now I’m older I’m a lot like him
History coming back again
I’ve got this name and it doesn’t fit
I don’t know what I can do about it
They say the child is the father to the man
I’ll just do what I can

Started out on the factory floor
Worked his way through the boardroom door
Voted for the right wing all his life
Though I tried hard he couldn’t see the light
I loved my dad but I don’t want to be him
A history coming back again
I’ve got this name and it doesn’t fit
I don’t know what I can do about it
They say the child is the father to the man
I’ll just do what I can
Track Name: Strange Locomotion
Strange locomotion
Over the ocean
We can find a better place
Strange locomotion

If you’ve got the notion
Get on over the ocean
Take yourself a big fat plane
Get some strange locomotion

Up and down
Off the ground
Strange strange
Strange locomotion
Up and down
Way off the ground
Strange strange
Strange locomotion
Way over the ocean
We’ve all left the land and sea
Got some strange locomotion

Up and down
Round and round
Strange strange
Strange locomotion
Up and down
Off the ground
Strange strange
Strange locomotion
Over the ocean
We’ve found new land new sea
Strange locomotion

I’ve got a notion baby
It’s some strange locomotion
It’ll be just for you and me
It’s some strange locomotion
Track Name: The Half Of It
Ray was singing to me
How I might see the stars
As I stroll down Hollywood Boulevard
And Neil kept telling me
Tonight’s the night
Over at S.I.R.
I used to be cool
But I’m just a tourist now
A starstruck fool
Who turned into a man somehow
But if you think that what you see is what you get
You haven’t seen the half of it yet

Who was it told the tale
Of how Marie Prevost
Did not look her best
On that January day
When the cops bust down the door
Into her loneliness
I used to think that that was cool
The words of ill-informed men
Bonafide fools
I think I’ve learned a lot since then
But if you think that what you see is what you get
You haven’t learned the half of it yet

Please form an orderly line
Please no photography
Kindly stick to the path
Just over there on the right
Is where an angry crowd
Tore a desperate man in half
I used to be cool
But I’m just a tourist now
A starstruck fool
Who turned into a man somehow
But if you think that what you see is what you get
You haven’t seen the half of it yet
Track Name: Dead End
There’s a sign at the top of our street
Dead end dead end dead end
What we see when we come home
Dead end dead end dead end

It’s like the end of the world
The end of the world as we know it now

The past is all over yes it’s all gone away
Dead end dead end dead end
Maybe tomorrow can’t make it today
Dead end dead end dead end

The future has just arrived
Like cherries falling off of trees
I’d ride out of here
If I could just find the keys
Put the car in reverse
It started first time
She said just what I thought she’d say
Same place, different time

Just like the end of the world
The end of the world as we know it now

Too late to back out now
Dead end dead end dead end
The truck is too big the curb is too high
Dead end dead end dead end

Track Name: Creepy People (In The Middle Of The Night)
I thought that they were Mormans
But they might have been the KGB
They could’ve been Christians
They were giving the lions a run for their money
Tell me it’s God’s will
When you’re taking it up the arse
Tell me take a pill
Well I think I’m gonna have to pass

I thought that we were one
Well we must have been one or the other
There’s a whole fucking ocean of doubt
And no time to be discovered
What’s that swimming at the edge of the tank
Kissing the glass with its mouth
It must have crawled up the overflow pipe somehow

I’ve got this predilection for slavering
He’s got a golf course and he’s got a plan
This here’s a pre-existing condition
I know a man and he knows a man

Creepy people in the middle of the night that’s right
Creepy people in the middle of the night alright
Creepy people in the middle of the night that’s right
I know a man and he knows a man

This is the darkness at the edge of the daylight
A clusterfuck a galaxy
Fucking up in front of the sun
Can’t see a hand in front of your face
There’s a shadow hiding in plain sight

We got some news
And we think it’s bad
This might be the second coming
Or you might have been had
Tell me it’s God’s will
When they’re fucking you up the arse
They tell you take a pill and you
You’re too dumb to pass

I’ve got this predilection for slavering
They’ve got a golf course and they got a plan
This here’s a pre-existing condition
I know a man and he knows a man

Creepy people in the middle of the night that’s right
Creepy people in the middle of the night alright
Creepy people in the middle of the night that’s right
I know a man and he knows a man
I know a man and he knows a man
I know a man and he knows a man
I know a man and he knows a man
Track Name: Tiny House
I wanna jack it all in
Everything
And live in a tiny house
Eat and sleep
Sit and think
And never worry about anybody else
In my tiny house

It’s got a wheel on each corner
I can tow it with a pickup truck
To somewhere where it’s warm
My disposition’s looking up
In my tiny house

Treacle City Tennessee
Hershey Pennsylvania
I wish I could fly it to the moon
Or some far flung galaxy

I’m just sitting in my tiny house
Never thinking about anybody else
When I’m sitting in my tiny house
Oh it’s so tiny...
Track Name: Indelible Stain
I was dreaming about motel signs
When you drifted through my mind
Haven’t seen you in a thousand years
So I took it as a sign
Seems like only yesterday - yes it was yesterday
Another space in time
Like a monumental motel sign
Lost in space and time
Our lives were stretched before us
Like a summer holiday
Now all that’s left behind
Is an indelible stain
Track Name: California / Handyman
Cali-Cali-Californ-I-A
Put the ceiling on a feeling
That I think I’m going to feel today
The sun shines down here 10 am til sunset
Puts an end to the day

I’d been driving all night
No wear and tear on my shoes
Found a grubby hotel room
Where the checkout time is noon
There’s a steel plate on the door
A bad repair where someone kicked it in
I could be the handyman here
In another life

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