Helmet

Aftertaste tracks

Lyrics


01- Pure :

affected by what
you had lost
they're not the habits
you'd protect at any cost

blur the details
of your hand
anything your
barren conscience can't defend

the limits of
attention span
successive thoughts
you don't have but you still pretend

keep on talking
anyway
protected by what you
know no one will ever say

because
you can't
be pure
you're self-assured

yeah

you can
you can
can, can
can
no

02- Renovation :

when it's time to leave this place
i'll follow what comes easy
elude the human race
discover what still feeds me

and if my interest is
waning i can't fake it
your captive audience
escaped for soul renovation

i know i might be wrong
but i'm sick of pretending
i've listened to you too long
and nothing's ever mended

you can stretch the truth
and patience wears you so thin
it's just as easy to see through
your high self opinion

and i know i might be wrong
but i'm sick of pretending
i've listened to you too long
and nothing's ever mended

and i know i might be wrong
but i'm sick of pretending
i've listened to you too long
and nothing's ever mended

and I know I might be wrong
but i'm sick of pretending
I've listened to you too long
and nothing's ever mended
nothing's ever mended
nothing's ever mended

03- Exactly What You Wanted :

i'm not so good realizing
who i can or cannot trust
it's best to keep what matters vague
with harmless lies i can adjust

i get a "d" for disappointment
now there's nothing to regret
everybody's good for something
at least you know what you won't get

i let you down again
what's another harmless lie between friends
now you can be disappointed
i thought i gave you just exactly what you wanted

i let you down again
what's another harmless lie between friends
now you can be disappointed
I thought I gave you just exactly what you wanted

I let you down again
what's another harmless lie between friends
now you can be disappointed
I thought I gave you just exactly what you wanted

04- Like I Care :

i'm paralyzed
just listening to you
now i
am receptive

i know you sleep
so sound every night
and you
are deceptive

it always feels
good to be right
and if it helps
you sleep at night
i'll tell you what
you want to hear
and act like i care

it always feels
good to be right
and if it helps
you sleep at night
i'll tell you what
you want to hear
and act like i care

it always feels
good to be right
and if it helps
you sleep at night
i'll tell you what
you want to hear
and act like i care
and act like i care
and act like i care

05- Driving Nowhere :

confront the daily setbacks
all the lows and highs
with anesthetic means i'm
fit to socialize

driving nowhere fast
accelerate to pass
now i've got time to kill at last

bombing hometowns i can
watch it free from harm
united arab emirates
still keep the gas in my car

driving nowhere fast
accelerate to pass
now i've got time to kill at last

keep the gas in my car
let me go far
i'm driving nowhere fast
accelerate to pass
now i've got time to kill at last

06- Birth Defect :

all the good
that you discover
in people that you hate
draw them close
and pencil thin
then they're easy to erase

you've got it down
just feed them lines
and watch them starve to death
keep them crowded
and short of air
then you can take their last breath

i'd rather be insulted by you
than someone i respect
if i don't share the same view
it's just my birth defect
all the good that never comes
from always getting your way

i'd rather be insulted by you
than someone i respect
if i don't share the same view
it's just my birth defect
all the good that never comes
from always getting your way
all the good that never comes
from always getting your way

07- Broadcast Emotion :

i like the way you
set yourself goals
the blind ambition
you sport like new clothes
there's nothing bold in
the posture you wear
it's always stunning
to show you care

you're so outspoken
the status quotient
brought up to peak broadcast emotion
as calculated
as the news is
at least you've got yourself impressed

appropriated
the concepts you boast
you love the sound
of your own voice
you're always vocal
affecting passion
wholesale opinions
will stay in fashion

you're so outspoken
the status quotient
brought up to peak broadcast emotion
as calculated
as the news is
at least you've got yourself impressed

i like the way you
set yourself goals
the blind ambition
you sport like new clothes
there's nothing bold in
the posture you wear
it's always stunning
to show how much you

08- It's Easy To Get Bored :

if i'm half informed
sympathize because it's easy to get bored
i don't have time to waste
i'm busy cultivating useless good taste

you need to know how to lie
the savage civil servant's beady eyes
i can call him names
i'll tell you how he hurts and cheats and maims

then we'll only see eye to eye
and every breath expelled is wasted
and somebody manage the same lie

i'll spread some more good news
invented facts that you know you can use
sell them door to door with
religious fervor that no one can ignore

no one can ignore

it's so easy to get bored
it's so easy to get bored
it's so easy to get bored
it's so easy to get bored

09- Diet Aftertaste :

you're everything you want to be
accomplished, gracious and great company
it makes perfect sense, you're never hated
but then, appearances are overrated

you speak the language everyone knows
take over when the conversation slows
another self-made luminary
or maybe just the fucking tooth fairy

i'd send that brain you ration
to feed the smallest starving nation
but diet aftertaste is rude
and i can't digest a single word

i'd send that brain you ration
to feed the smallest starving nation
but diet aftertaste is rude
and i can't digest a single word

10- Harmless :

one, two, three, four

you're comfortable as the poison dunce
completely oblivious
this might come as a big surprise
but since you've been sterilized

you won't bite back
you've always been cut too much slack
and now you're primed
to have a great time

milk-fed full of boldfaces lies
canned and homogenized
perpetuated by the myth
impassiveness equals intelligence

but you're a star
just like any accomplished liar
you can make it at last
never let a good lie pass

you won't bite back
you've always been cut too much slack
and now you're primed
to have a great time

but you're a star
just like any accomplished liar
you can make it at last
never let a good lie pass

11- (High) Visibility :

find something mindless i can advocate
make up the me i want to be
then always keep a finger on the pulse
maintain high visibility

grubbing for any contact, i can make
then dig in deep to get ahead
line up the prospects that i think will take
you know you have to use your head

and inability
remains protected
the company i keep
won't let me ever be rejected

and inability
remains protected
the company i keep
won't let me ever be rejected

12- Insatiable :

it's never easy
being ignored
when you're worshipped
and adored
attention starved
inflatable
an ego that
is insatiable

you've always been
so superior
avoid eye contect
with the mirror
i still admire your
toned exterior

i need somebody to hate
i need someone that i can imitate
the attention that i crave
it's self-esteem that i can almost save

i need somebody to hate
i need someone that i can imitate
the attention that i crave
it's self-esteem that i can almost save

i need somebody to hate
i hate

13- Crisis King :

if you're inclined
to complain
it doesn't matter
he's got greater pain

any crisis
takes its toll
then he'll get down
let the bad times roll

you'll never go down fighting
you'll just go down
the crisis king is mighty
in a crisis showdown

the sole provision
he needs to live
is what he can take
he's got nothing to give

you'll never go down fighting
you'll just go down
the crisis king is mighty
in a crisis showdown

go down
you'll just go down
down