Spermbirds

Set an Example tracks

Lyrics

1. SET AN EXAMPLE

Give me a beer and a goddamn gun
And i'll take you fucking soul
There's a little bit more to being young
Than always feeling old
All you people you stand around
Waiting for that pre-paid
Inspiration

Lead or follow - or move aside
Stand or fall -set an example

If it wasn't true it'd be a joke
Where no one ever laughs
You've got no opinion
'˜Cause no one ever asks
All your problems
Don't mean shit to me
They're all you got man
They're all you see

Lead or follow - or move aside
Stand or fall - set an example

Give me a beer and a goddamn gun
And i'll take you fucking soul
There's a little bit more to being young
Than doing what you're told
All you people you stand around
Hey man, you look good standing around




2. NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONS

I'm tired of doing mostly what i want to do
Freedom is boring me i'd rather live like you
Like a job i work at everyday to feed a family i hate anyway
Well, i don't hate them but i suspect that they hate me

So i'm relating to the neighbors
If they're too loud, i'll call the cops
I've got a lawyer too
And if you fuck with me i'll sue
And then i'll call the cops again

All you folks '" can you relate?
Say it out load '" i can relate!
One more time '" i can relate!
Just like a good neighbour should

Or go to football games and hang out with the skins
Then get into football fights though i don't even care who wins
I'm gonna do what must be done
To have some neighbourhood-like fun
All i really want is to fit in

Cause i'm relating to the neighbours
Bought a grill for the balcony
And swear by my last breath
I'll relate them all to death
Then maybe they'll relate to me

All you folks '" can you relate?
Say it out load '" i can relate!
One more time '" i can relate!
Just like a good neighbour should
Relate right now while you stil can!
Start a neighbourhood relations band!
And don't forget to clean the garbage cans!
I'm moving out




3. KNIFETHROWER

Need to write a letter or screaming would be better
Just to let some people know that i'm still alive
Lately i've been thinking that maybe i should change
But to tell the whole truth i still haven't decided

'˜Cause most situations
Are rarely as good
Or bad as they seem on the face of it
What's given from the left
Is taken from the right
I know all these things '˜cause i'm a knifethrower

Everybody's got a fake smile
One that they use every once in a while
Everybody's got a long time
To practise their lies and their smalltown crimes
Everybody every now and then
Can use a helping hand from a helping friend
Most people got a lot to learn
I know all these things '˜cause i'm a knifethrower

Try to tell myself that i know just where i stand
But the conviction that i seek is just not there
Instead a long line
Of statements that i`ve eaten
And i'll do it again
'˜Cause i'm a knifethrower

Everybody's got a wrong mind
In a wrong head and a horrible timing
Everybody's being lied to
By everyone else, including me and you
Everybody wants a guarantee
From some so-called god that they can't see
Most people don't have a clue
I know all these things '˜cause i'm a knifethrower

It's just a goddamn shame
That the one without a thing to say
Always talks the loudest - people listen anyway
Now if i knew what i was doing
Then i probably wouldn't do it




4. SAY IT LOUD

Don't feel like following
The latest man-made law?
Fill all requirements
And get a window in your wall
People'll tell you anything
As long as they think you believe
Most aren't worth the listen
And the rest never seem to leave

Your average conversation
Is two people waiting to talk
Nobody really seez anything
But they talk and talk and talk...

(Chorus:)
There's something on your mind?
There's no need to whisper
You've got something to say?
Say it loud

Pain can lead to silence
And fear can paralize
But if you think that you're a victim
Try volume on for size
'˜Cause everyone has an opinion
But not the same as yours
You wanna get your message out
You gotta make yourself be heard

(Chorus:)
Got some evil thoughts?
You don't need to hide it
You've got something to say?
Say it loud




5. ALL THOSE MEMORIES

The fear is growing
Getting stronger everyday
Want to escape
Well let me show you the way
Just think back to
When everything was new
Everything was better
Everything including you

The newest revival
Just another business plan
To sell the same old trash
Again and again
Cheap nostalgia
Is a fine place to hide
When the past is all you've got
Cause you never tried

(Chorus:)
All those memories
All those memories
That you can pay with a creditcard
All those memories
All those memories
Their not as fine as you think they are

So full of hope
But how quickly we forget
That the same old creeps
Talked the same old shit
But i was never gonna take the same old dive
Back when i was living
Back when i was alive

(Chorus:)
All those memories
All those memories
That you can pay with a creditcard
All those memories
All those memories
Their not as fine as you think they are




6. IT DOESNT MAKE IT RIGHT

Hands across the table
Before we go to war
Nothing's really stable
No one's keeping score

The past stretches behind me
From which i often run
I finally let it find me
Now that i've got a gun

(Chorus:)
It don't make it right
Just '˜cause no one cares
A long list of letdowns
Too many nowheres
Through these eyes
There is no end in sight
Burn out the bright side
But it don't make it right

The ass that you've kissing
The one that holds you down
Is the one that you`ve been kicking
With two feet on the ground

(Chorus:)
It don't make it right
Just '˜cause no one cares
A long list of letdowns
Too many nowheres
Through these eyes
There is no end in sight
Burn out the bright side
But don't make it right




7. STOP AT NOTHING

To survive in this world
You've got to know just who your friends are
(if you got one)
And oh yeah - your enemies
Keep your head and your eyes
At all times wide open
And if you have to, man
Be ready to move

It doesn't have to be this way
If you ignore and disobey
Or spread confusion and dissmay

(Chorus:)
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
To get what they want
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
So why should you
They'll stop at nothing
So make them work
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
Stop at nothing

Here's a tip steal a gun
And then learn how to use it
'˜Cause you never know brother...
Or get used to abuse
'˜Cause you're gonna get a lot of it
And there's enough to go around

I know it don't sound nice
But i'll stand by my advice
'Cause i understand these things

(Chorus:)
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
To get what they want
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
So why should you
They'll stop at nothing
So make them work
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
Stop at nothing

Hey you, here's something you could do
Steal their girl and boyfriends too
Then get a lawyer and sue
For dissapointment why not?

(Chorus:)
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
To get what they want
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
So why should you
They'll stop at nothing
So make them work
'˜Cause they'll stop at nothing
Stop at nothing




8. HATE ME

I know you blame me for your problems
Disappointments and breakdowns
But i didn't ask to be here
And you didn't have to hang around

Well so what's new
'˜Cause i blame you
For that and so much more
You're just a parasite
And i'm not your whore

Like a ten ton half-track
I gonna cross your line
Just like a common maniac
In the sunshine

(Chorus:) hate me - hate me
You want me to break you gotta make me
Hate me - hate me
Give me a reason to live
Hate me - hate me
So what's happened lately
Hate me - hate me
Give me a reason to live

Just an observation
Before you go to hell
You don`t like me and i don`t like you
And i`m sure
It`s just as well
Did i ever tell you how much i don`t like you?

(Chorus:) hate me - hate me
You want me to break you gotta make me
Hate me - hate me
Give me a reason to live
Hate me - hate me
So what's happened lately
Hate me - hate me
Give me a reason to live




9. ECONOMIZE

I'm disconnecting
All my connections
And then i'm burning junk
I made a deal
With my bad intentions
Like carving fucking punk

To all of my former friends
Victims of down-sizing
Say hello to my new beginning
I think you'll like it
I don't want to be unkind
But it's layoff time
And you seem to meet
The qualifications

(Chorus:)
All your innocence
Is bringing me down
Now i'm economized

I'll tell you a thing or two
Looks like i lied to you
That's one of the things i do
And i don't care
Guess that's the way it goes
And only god knows
By the way boy
My name is god

(Chorus:)
All your innocence
Is bringing me down
'˜Cause now i'm economized

All i see - is all i know
And, oh yeah, - this is not a show
It's just part - of my history
That one small difference
Between you and me
And by the way - just one last thing
I'm really thankful - to have this shit behind me

(Chorus:)
All your innocence
Is bringing me down
'˜Cause now i'm economized




10. ME AND MY PEOPLE

Well we took some time
Cause it takes some time
As sometimes these things do
But you're still here
And we're still here
So what happened to the proof?
It's a (simple) question of priorities
And the decisions that we make
That define the shit we talk
And all that shit that we take (daily)

I'd like to think that i'm not dumb
And that you're not a stupid fuck
But accidents will happen
And some folks have no luck
With a fair interpretation
Of the signals that we send
Well, i'd rather seize the moment
Than waiting for the end

(Chorus:)
I would never claim to understand
Me and my people
But that won`t change a thing
Me and my people
We've been proved and we`ve been bad
Me and my people
So here's a thing yeah, just one thing
I always forget to say
You're all a bunch of assholes
And you're always in the way
So if you see us coming boy
You know you better run...
Don`t forget the fun

(Chorus:)
I would never claim to understand
Me and my people
But that won`t change a thing
Me and my people
We've been proved and we`ve been bad
Me and my people




11. LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

What are you gonna do
Now that the playing field is fair?
When survival of the fittest
Is just another human error?

People are a game you know so well
And every good idea is something else to sell
What are you gonna do (when no one's buying)
(yeah what? Super-brain?)

Walk around lookin' for a sign of life
Your hand is in your pocket and in your pocket is a knife
(and the question) isn't who to kill but who to kill first
'˜Cause the 'œbad guys'? are getting worse
(and they're everywhere) so what are you gonna do?

(Chorus:)
Today
In a level playing field
Where you're not the only asshole
Today
In a level playing field

What are you gonna do
Now that the playing field is fair?
With your finger on the trigger
And the barrel to your head
Pull the motherfucker
Pull it now cause you gotta get out
If you don`t know how
What are you gonna do?

(Chorus:)
Today
In a level playing field
Today
Where you're not the only asshole
Today
In a level playing field




12. NEVER BE SORRY AGAIN

Feeling wierd and all out of touch
Never really cared or thought too much
About what's gonna happen an hour from now
Or a week-month-year - fuck it anyhow
'˜Cause i'm weird, man - i'm a strange man
And that's quite alright - i've gotten used to it

To hell with you anyway - i'm not sorry
Cause i got better ways - to spend my time

You're so sure and self-obsessed
So arrogant you believe your own press
And you honestly think that i do too
Guess what punk '" i got news for you
You're wrong man - you are a wrong mad man
Don't act so surprised
You're wrong man

Fuck your opinion - i'm not sorry
Do everyone a favour - get out of town

(Chorus:)
And i'll never be sorry again
Cause you expect me to
And i'll never be sorry again
For something else i would never do
And i'll never be sorry again
If that's what you want
And i'll never be sorry again

Never forgive and never forget
And if you think i will, that's a losing bet
You're a window i can see right through
You think i can't but i see you
I see you - i know you
Believe what you want but i see you

(Chorus:)
And i'll never be sorry again
Cause you expect me to
And i'll never be sorry again
For something else i would never do
And i'll never be sorry again
If that's what you want
And i'll never be sorry again




13. GET UP

Looking for that one time
When i was satisfied
Only to discover
It was never really there

Escape is no option
I don't want to run or hide
Or recover my place in nowhere

Sometimes i'd like to slow down
But i don't know how
So i fast-forward
And just enjoy the view
'˜Cause i'm all i've got man
I guess it could be worse
I could be dead
Or i could be you

(Chorus:)
So get up
And get on to the other side
Get up
Where the good guys always win
Get up
I got a ticket enjoy the ride
Get up
Get up and get me in

So what's the definition
Of a 'œpiece of mind'?
And does it matter
When no one really cares
'˜Cause nothing's very easy
I know it never was
Maybe i'll change
When i'm over there

(Chorus:)
So get up
Get me on to the other side
Get up
Where the good guys always win
Get up
I got a ticket enjoy the ride
Get up and get me in




14. THE FINISH LINE

I'm finished feeling guilty
Now that everything's a crime
I'm finished trying to be cool
'˜Cause i'm nervous all the time

I'm a victim of technology
But it's been so good to me
Now i'm finished with that too
One two three four...

I'm finished with the truth
Because it's probably a lie
And if you'd really like to know
I'll be glad to tell you why
I've had many conversations
That never seemed to end
But if you think i'm an easy target
You'd better (fucking) think again

(Chorus:)
Because i've started - i've started...
I've started to look for the finish line
I've started - i've started over

I'm finished doing nothing
'˜Cause there's nothing else to do
And i'm finished with the process
That everyone goes through
Of integration and acceptance
And the search for what went wrong
Or to tell the truth'¦ what hasn't gone wrong?

(Chorus:)
Because i've started - i've started...
I've started to look for the finish line
I've started - i've started over




15. SOMETHING GOOD

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