Strapping Young Lad

City tracks

Lyrics

1. VELVET KERVORKIAN

I want to be where the action is
It's time again
We won't get a second chance
Everything is dying
Fuck sleep, fuck beauty, I know I have to make it alone
It's 2:45 am and I'm freaking out
All I can think of is glory, and I'm sitting in Burnaby
At 2:45 in the fucking morning
Freaking the fuck out

One month and I'm gone forever
Fuck this once and for all...
And just like all those bullshit jobs
I swore I'd never go back to
I swear I'll never go back to this life

Fuck this

Can you believe this shit people?
All you stupid fucking people
With your useless fucking lives
And your bullshit priorities
And your sick fucking wars
And your pathetic religion
And your shit music
And your sick fucking hate
Bullshit, sitcom, North American ignorance
A new time is coming
And we know you're awake in there

Who's your daddy?




2. ALL HAIL THE NEW FLESH

Hey man, I'm going to fuck this shit up
No fear, no compromise, I want it all
I will never be afraid, and I'll die with what I believe

All of you assholes can stay rotting here
I do not care, I will not be there
I have got to save myself
And don't tell me there's no one else
And all you are is all you are...
I'm so sorry (for you), I'm sorry...

So all hail the new flesh
Because it suits me fine...

Just get away, you motherfuck
And we'll be back if you come
For what this means to me, you piece of shit...
I'll see you pigs in hell
I just know everything's going to be OK




3. OH MY FUCKING GOD

There is no insanity, rather a super sanity
More suited for life at the end of the 20th century
Where everything is art
And everything is trying to express it
Where everything is art
And everything is trying to communicate it...

All intelligent beings sleep the dreaming of dreams
And they've all come up to meet met tonight
Although while in the morning, all their wonder and their
Glory was turned ugly and quite simple
Like a venue when you're loading in gear

Sexuality, eroticism in asexual persuasions
Man or woman, makes no difference in the outcome
No fashion, no tolerance for stupidity or ignorance
..."adidas" or "the arch deluxe"...
And time is now an object

Oh my fucking god...
Oh I'm fucking god...
And I'll dream this into becoming real

And until such time that you can prove me otherwise
I will continue with my agnostic travels
Until I've found a place that dreams with me...
...a place that feeds on my routine

All I want is my mommy...
All I want is my mommy...
All I want is my mommy...
All I want is my mommy...

This is the night that it all changes




4. DETOX

I've got a feeling
With the wrong people
And I can't control my thoughts

I wish that I could sleep
And just get this over with
...this is only high-school bullshit...

I just want to feel...

I was warned...
Absolutely numb
No good around people
Everyone knows, and watches me

How did I get here tonight?
What am I doing here?
How did I reach this state?
How did I lose my sight?

I'm lost... I'm freaking
And everybody knows... Everyone's watching

...so here's all my hopes and aspirations
Nothing but puke
God, it's so lonely

I just want to feel...




5. HOME NUCLEONICS

Hey, you failed like god in me
Feasting like dogs, you fucks, get out of my way
I warned you...

Hey, the fools shall not be entertained
Feasting like gods
You fucks are in my way
I warned you...
Fuck you... Stupid human beings...
Technology will be the second coming
And it will hit us while you're looking for a man

I warned you... :)

Technology

Hating, burning, waiting, falling
Fucking, twisted human cancer
Fuck your bullshit America




6. AAA

Devy in the corner of his teen year
Born to run away
Children in the middle with the village idiot
So he never made the potty grade

Now maybe he pulled a little closer
Cold in a mousy way
Boom boom as they came a little closer
Put a bolt in the curse today

Now Devy has to eat it in his own way
Broke in a dirty way
Boom boom is the beating that I hear in the night
But no one hears, so no one knows and no one fucks with me

Devy wants a word with the master
I got no need to run away
Down on the road isn't easy
But I never would back away

Boom boom in the morning with the night sounds
No way to run away
Boom boom as the boredom of monogamy
Hits one more time...

No one must know...
No one must know...
No one must know...
No one must know this machine...

Devy got a taste of some black shit
Born in another way
And it probably would have been easy
But it never worked out that way

Boom boom in the corner with the well-soiled
Bound to amalgamate
Boom boom as it kills the inhibitions
...no more games
No one must know...




7. UNDERNEATH THE WAVES

On and on, it's on and on
On and on, it goes on and on
And no one knows why, no one knows why
A new time, with new ways
New thoughts, a new age

On and on, it's gone on and on
On and on, it goes on and on
Say good-bye! Say good-bye! Say good-bye! Say good-bye!
No one knows why, no one knows why
A new time, with new ways... New thought, a new age

I'm tired of waiting
I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of waiting for fucking nothing
I'm sick of lying
I'm sick of trying
I'm tired of waiting for fucking nothing

Tired of hating, bored of dying
Tired of waking from the dreams of morning

Sick of trying, sick of whining
Tired of waking from the dreams of morning

They're underneath the waves...
They're underneath the waves...
...underneath the waves...
...underneath the waves...




8. ROOM 429

What you don't understand is where everything's leading
When all the signs you see still point to overload
As you reach out your hand, a shattered picture's receding
Like tail-lights along that lonesome stretch of broken road
'Cause you've been to the past and it's just a reminder
A recollection of faces that will never come to call

When you've cut through the mask, when you've been through the grinder
Sometimes you forget that you had ever been there at all

Up here in room 429
Seems like the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight

In the shadow of doubt, in the crush of an instant
Standing in the rain outside my door hand on your knife
When you reach a brick wall, there is still a decision
Always thought if I had to lose I'd surely choose my life

Up here in room 429
Seems like the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight
We'll tell the world outside the door
That we ain't never coming back no more
We're going to stay in here till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night

City breathes so softly, everything is sleeping
I am at the window silently watching
I can see you standing alone against the winter
I can hear you asking but the streets they are not giving

Don't look to the ocean, restless in its dreaming
Don't look to the heavens for they will tell you nothing
If living is for learning then dying is forgetting
Once we have forgotten then we can go on living

In a lifetime of hope, in a second of kindness
There is never a doubt that we are born and die alone
From within or without there's no way they can find us
When they knock at the door the lights are on but we ain't home

Up here in room 429
Yeah, the world ain't so unkind
I want to take you to that empty room tonight
We'll tell the world outside the door
That we ain't never coming back no more
I want to stay in here till we turn off the night
We're going to stay in here till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night
Till we turn off the night




9. SPIRITUALITY

I'm right here where you left me experimenting
-- bored out of my fucking mind...
Please give me a sign
Please show me that you're alive

There has got to be a better way
...another place for me
Please, help me please...

You'll never be what you try to be if you want to be it
God help the king of nothing
It's getting late
I'm getting old
And every night I just sleep, we never talk
And every night, I look in the sky
And I pray to god they'll hear me...

And if this is all there is
...if this is it
Won't... Won't someone tell me
Because I'm so fucking sick of all you
Stupid people
All you sick
Stupid people




10. CENTIPEDE* (bonustrack on some editions)

So what man?
So what?
It leaves me too low...
And it pushes me out
It leaves me behind

...all of my life
...all of my days

Your woman...
So what?
She leaves me in doubt
And pushes me down
It leaves me behind

...all of my life
...all of my days

All that I'm going through
Your legs when these would do
...know when it's over
This "no one" left no one behind