Alexisonfire

The Switcheroo Series tracks

Lyrics

1. PASSING OUT IN AMERICA

No, I won't go, I want to stay here with you
No, I won't go, I want to stay here with you...

Now, say what you need, don't hesitate make that call.
If you need help, scream "HEY YOU", quietly one more time "hey you".

Dreams they don't help, but they do stop the hurt for now.
I guess we will have to figure this one out...

Now, say what you need, don't hesitate make that call.
If you need help, scream "HEY YOU", quietly one more time "hey you".

It's the passing of America (x20)
(trust your heart, your heart) (x4)

I wanted to cry (x5)




2. ACCIDENTS ARE ON PURPOSE

I'm not sure what's worse
The waiting or the waiting room
And "You're next sir" becomes a cruel taunt to you
Recycled air, the smell of sleep and disinfectant
Your God is a two door elevator

Do they even cure you? (Cut me open drug me)
Or is it just to humor us before we die?
If only we could heal ourselves (Whoa whoa whoa...)
We wouldn't need to be hooked up to these machines (Whoa whoa whoa...)

Whoa whoa whoa........

Do they even cure you?
Or is it just to humor us before we die?

Whoa whoa whoa........

Let's redefine
Whoa whoa whoa..... (repeated)




3. TONIGHT I AM GOING TO WASH THE HIPPY

Too late tonight, I'm gone and your miles ahead and I'm lost.
Throughout this darkened scene, clear skies are what I need. (x2)

The light resides in lines, offset in different times.
And I'm blinded by a sea of this strange memory.

Frames change and I'm still lost.
scene stills lay still in this fog, and I try only to see straight through into you.

Your eyes become so bare, an eager and empty stare.
And I'm blinded by a sea of this strange memory.
And I am...and I see.. it's just me.

And I drift quietly through the trees.
My mind separates from my body.

Days late, I'm not around now.. I don't care.
Dreams escape all my thoughts. Awake.
I dream of a fate I cannot escape, now it's too late.
Time dies in straight lines. Waiting, I can't take ANYTHING,
You try to believe EVERYTHING, but I can't, but I can't

Too late, tonight I'm gone (And I am)
Too late, tonight I'm gone (And I see)
Too late, tonight I'm gone (It's just me)
Too late, tonight I'm gone




4. SHARKS IN DANGER

As life hangs beside me
I gather all that I can
You were never one for confrontation
But now it all lies in your hands

Ooh, your hands
Ooh, your hands
Ooh, your hands
Ooh, your hands
Your hands
Your...

Who'll be there to tell
Me how stupid I am?
Who'll be there to tell
Me how stupid I am?
Who'll be there to tell
Me how stupid I am?
Who'll be there to tell
Me how stupid I am?

Who will keep me from lashing out? (lashing out!)
Anxiety chokes me like razor wire (razor wire!)
Who will keep me from lashing out? (lashing out!)
Anxiety chokes me like razor wire (razor wire!)

Now it's
All in
Your hands (all in your hands!)
Now it's
All in
Your hands (all in your hands!)
Now it's
All in
Your hands (all in your hands!)
(Your hands...)
Now it's
All in
Your hands (all in your hands!)
(Your hands...)
(Razor wire!)




5. BLEED AND BLISTER (VERSION 2)

You said you'll dream, you wanna be
You still can't bring yourself to try
You want to die
And you want more of these things still left unsaid
All these people you once heard
While they watch you, they're hunting you

Go on kid, don't let them stop you
The door's still locked but I'm here listening

You said you'll dream you wanna be
And you won't try
You try you'll fail you'll wanna see
How you'll never be

Wait, but you won't try
Wait, but you won't die

I can't take this any further
You got some suggestions? I'm listening
Is this speaking loud?, we must whisper they might hear
We'll just rip off all their ears
And stab their eyes out, while their not watching

Go on kid, don't let them stop you (don't let them stop you)
We'll bust this door down then they'll listen

I'm weak. I'm not where I want to be
And I won't try
I tried I failed I wanna see
How i'll never be

Wait, but I won't try
Wait, but I won't die

And you, oh, smile and wonder
And you, oh, bleed and blister
You won't know, won't know
You won't know, won't know
And you go on a lifetime
And you go on a lifetime
You won't know for a lifetime
You won't know for a lifetime
You won't know

Now I'm strong I'm where I wanna be
And I wanna try
They'll try, they'll fail, they'll wanna see
How they'll never be

Wait, but I wanna try
Wait, wait, I no longer wanna die




6. CHARLIE SHEEN VS. HENRY ROLLINS

There's four cruisers flashing in my rear view,
And they're not gonna take me out. I'd watch it. What'd you do now?
There's four cruisers weighing on my conscience.
There is one thing for sure, this is not a fucking love song.

My fear is gone, and still I don't know why,
I waited for so long to let you know. (I'm not goin' back!)
Now this is all your fault and there's no one left to blame.
Did you think we'd make it out? Did you know?

Do you know?
Oh, yeah!

Somewhere out there, there's a man on the ground who ain't livin' anymore.
And his name is written on my knuckles. Take me. Take my fuckin' burden.

There's four cruisers flashing in my rear view,
They're never gonna take me out. I'd watch it. What'd you do?
In each cruiser is a man with his gun,
And his fancy little bullets with my name on 'em.

My fear is gone, and still I don't know why,
I waited for so long to let you know. (I'm not goin' back!)
Now this was all your fault and there's no one left to blame.
Did you even think this out? Did you know?

Hey hey, ho ho!
Wild chase to the open road.
Hey hey, ho ho!
This car is too fuckin' slow.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm not slowing down.
And I'll die before I stop this fuckin' car.
Street lights and white lines.
This is all I have left. This is all I have!

Flashing lights and racing hearts.
Will you ever just slow down?
How did we end up here?
And all those sirens are getting louder.
Flashing lights and racing hearts.
I don't think we're gonna make it out.
This won't end well. (...make it out...)
This won't end well.