Alien Ant Farm

Up in the Attic tracks

Lyrics


01 Bad Morning

Wiping the sleep from my eyes
Waking up to no surprises
The feeling of compromise
Telling you my dear, you don't brighten my day

Step into the water cold
These mornings are getting old
Turning the motor over again and again
I just have to get away

My mother told me that
There would be days like this

[CHORUS]
And it's true
There's no feelings
Shackled to the sheets that
Bind me to you,
No more dreaming

1, 2, 3 Bad Morning

Turning and tossing at night
Falling asleep with my eyes wide
Bad moods are justified
Telling you something I don't feel the same

Step in my dream for a while
The nightmare of every child
Finding the monster under again and again
I just have to get away

My mother told me that
There would be days like this

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
I wish I never woke up this morning
I wish I never spoke up today
I have seen better days...

[CHORUS x2]

1, 2, 3 Bad Morning





02 Forgive & Forget

We always seem to fit like a tight dress
You were beautiful, I was obsessed
Occupy my time just to get through
And try and figure out how to get you
Acoustic guitar just for you in the car
Walks in the park had you home before dark
Poetry readings and dinner proceedings
You showed me something those days they meant nothing

[CHORUS]
What the hell am I supposed to do?
I can't forgive and forget you [x2]
What the hell am I supposed to do
I thought I'd forgive you
But now I forget you

I always showed you off like a prom queen
You were Norma Jean I was James Dean
Sitting thinking in my bedroom
So here's a few things that I went through:
Romantic movies, and money, and jewelry
Vacations and flowers on special occassions
Purses and lockets paid out of my pocket
Diamonds and dresses,
F*ck, you're expensive!

[CHORUS]
What the hell am I supposed to do
I can't forgive and forget you [x2]
If you were in my shoes what would you do?
I thought I'd forgive you, but now I forget you

[BRIDGE]
I can't forgive,
I can't forget
I can't forgive
And I can't forget
YOU
You reached down in my chest and grabbed my soul
How could I forget?

[2nd CHORUS]

I can't forgive
I can't forget





03 What I Feel Is Mine

I've spilling all my guts for this
And every time I miss
I swear it's maddening
I can't feel beyond my fingertips
Under my feet I trip
but am I stopping?

[CHORUS]
Please save me
From this relationship
Let me have just what I feel is mine
Lay down
Under the bluest sky
I wanna feel the sun until I'm blind

I don't know what I'm supposed to do
So when it comes to you
I'm at a still-stand
Time well spent is getting far and few
Don't know what else to do
it's out of my hands

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
Everyone needs a time of rescue
Why do I feel stuck with this?
And maybe ours is overdue
I don't want to leave this mess
There's only one thing left to do
Why do I feel stuck with this?

[CHORUS]

[CHORUS with BRIDGE as back-up]





04 It Could Happen

Technology won't save you
or your atmosphere
You carry on like nothing's wrong
But it could happen here
Do you live for love?
Do you live for fear?
It's on the other side of life
but it could happen here

[CHORUS]
Maybe too late
Better find some shelter
Maybe it's fate
But it could happen
Will we ever pick up all these pieces?
I look around and all I see is pieces
And if you think that you are free,
Don't be so naive

Catastrophes don't phase you
Make you realize
There's more to life than causing strife
To build and enterprise
Do you live for change?
Or do you live for fear?
History can prove this
And it will happen here

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
Don't be so naive
(no we never have and we never will)
Don't be so afraid
(no we never have and we never will)
Don't be so naive
(no we never have and we never will)
Don't be so afraid
(no we never have and we never will)

[2nd Half of CHORUS]

(Do you live for love?
Do you live for fear?
It's a long way to the bottom
But it could happen here





05 Around The Block

Wonderful as it may seem,
I've never been alone
Open wide and look closely
This is what I'm shown

I've got friends in this cold city
That won't pick up no slack
I've got friends on every street
That wanna stab my back
Oh, Oh, oooh

[CHORUS]
I've been around the block, oh oh
So many times I forgot my address
So many times I don't know where I live

Terrible as it may be
Don't wanna leave this misery
I've got friends in the highest places
They all got their goals
I've got friends with two faces
But don't have one damn soul

[CHORUS]
I've been around this town, oh oh
I'm so high I will never come down
(but) When I do, I hit the hard ground

[1st CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
Never feel at home
No I don't
I know it's true
I'd leave if not for you
Nowhere else to go
I swear baby,
No one's got no soul no more
No on'es got no soul no more...
Oh, Oh, Ooooh

[2nd CHORUS]
[1st CHORUS]





06 San Sebastian

Been losing sleep around you
Don't know just how I found you
We swam in San Sebastian
Broken necks and halo traction
We swam in San Sebastian...

Hearing something not right in your tone
Got a feeling that you're not quite on your own
I swim in San Diego
Tie these bricks to my legs and let go
Tie these bricks to my legs and let go...

[CHORUS]
Been losing sleep around you
Don't know just how I found you
Been losing sleep around you
Don't know just how I found you
Please. Don't. Leave. [x2]
I swim in San Diego
Tie these bricks to my legs and let go!

So I'll go through this again
Hear you say that we're just friends
I'll drown in a thousand lakes
If it means that you'll miss me

[CHORUS (repeat ending)]





07 Lord Knows

The cameras picked you out of this place,
Now you're rising
Lo and behold! Your smile is fake
How surprising
If we could rewind back to your roots,
Admission...
You locked it up and turned the dial
I know the combination

[CHORUS]
Lord knows I'm weak
For trusting you
Lord knows I'm weak
To believe in you

Develop the film and there you are
All your glory
Your negative's dark and just like you
What's the story?
I wanna just rip down the walls and your photos around me
Then there will be nothing left to hold
When I'm lonely

[CHORUS]

Maybe it's alright,
Maybe it's okay
Lord knows I'm weak...

[BRIDGE]
Snap! Take a picture
Cause you won't be seeing me around
No more. Did you ever picture
You and me on the cutting room floor?
I lose my composure every time
You're overexposed and no longer mine
Your red eyes cut me
It's no surprise that I am weak...

[CHORUS]

Maybe it's alright,
Maybe it's okay
Lord knows I'm weak...





08 Getting Closer

I used to think that the end was near
But years gone by and I'm still right here
It alwasy seemed like the day would come
To end my trials and tribulations

Now I'm older and wiser...

[CHORUS]
This could be over in a heartbeat
In the blink of an eye
It's getting closer
To the last time

I used to be such a thief
And wear an ugly disguise
And yes I even believed
In my own alibis

Now I'm older and wiser...

[CHORUS]

[Outro]
Moving over, Getting closer
Moving over, Getting closer
(Sorry if things change [x2])
Never thought I would leave you dear
Always said I would be right here
Moving over, getting closer...





09 Crickets

Dog day afternoon
I can see your face
I know you'll get here soon
And we'll leave this place
I would just lay in the mustard seed
And watch you climb the trees
Look for fool's gold in the scary creek
Splash you, cold, and hear you scream

[Pre-Chorus]
No one's here to see us
I'm kinda liking you too
No one's here to believe us
And I don't wanna share you

[CHORUS]
Years gone by and this creek's all dried
Funny little things never work out
Years gone by and this creek's all dry
Funny little things never work out

Monday's came to soon
And you went away
Lord knows I think of you
Every single day
We would just lay in that beat up car
And laugh until we cried
We took our shoes off and went a bit too far
I see it in your eyes

[Pre-Chorus]

[CHORUS]

[Pre-Chorus]

[CHORUS]

Years gone by and this creek's all dried
Funny little things never work out
Years gone by and this creek's all dry





10 Supreme Lifestyle

Supreme lifestyle
The one I used to hate
The one I used to drive away
My dream stay awhile
I can't concentrate
I pray you never relate
I see your wicked smile
Haunt me all night long
For that I'll dance
And sing this song

[CHORUS]
And when we dance it's a tragic delight
A tragic delight, oh you said it
And when we're lost it's amazing to find
Our way back to life, Oh you said it
Oh you said it

Please, hear me out
I've had time to think
Lost myself down in the drink
My needs are screaming loud
I lost everything
And I want it back overflowing
Where is she
When I'm low?
I don't know but I've been told
Silly old woman still got no soul

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
And I would try for the rest of my days
To make it alright, just to make it okay
But it's not okay
(Ooh it's not alright)

How we gonna make it when we know we're gone?
It's not that hard we just don't get along
Are you gonna hear me if I sing this wrong?
Supreme lifestyle, we just don't get along

[CHORUS]

Supreme lifestyle
The one I used to hate...





11 Consti2tion

This temptation
proves to be too much
And all the avenues explode, yeah
My situation hard to touch
And you don't want me anymore
And I can't take that anymore

This is my mission statement
Just listen and don't negate it
My woman, tis of thee
Sweet land of you and me

[CHORUS]
I don't want your friendship
I'm still wanting more
Why don't we just end it
It's you I can't ignore

This aggravation's got me stuck
And nothing seems to be alright
My imposition's just bad luck
Explosive feelings rage inside
I've got to talk to you tonight

This is our constitution
Just listen without intrusion
My woman, tis of thee
Sweet land of you and me

[CHORUS]

[Chorus Fill]
Yeah eplosive feelings rage
I can't move on and I won't contain
How can you just walk away?
The life we had is now erased

[BRIDGE]
It's like I never had her
And it don't matter
It's like I never had her..

This is my mission statment
(listen baby don't negate it)
This is my mission statment
(listen baby don't negate it)

[CHORUS]
[substitute last two lines of Chorus Fill for last two original lines of Chorus]

...I threw a rock at window
missed and hit the light...





12 State Of Emergency

Welcome to the state of emergency
Telepathic pace stresses urgency
I use your head to make you feel intruded
Now no one's useful, and you're polluted

[Pre-Chorus]
What did you think when you entered?
How did you feel?
What did you think when you entered?
How did you feel?

[CHORUS]
Ignore the signs around you
So you don't have to leave
There's always room inside this State of Emergency

[spoken] Welcome to the state of emergency!

Welcome to the state of emergency
Realize the fate of this urgency
A manic journey puts you in my hands
How did you get here? You don't quite understand

[Pre-Chorus]

[CHORUS x2]

[BRIDGE]
Maybe you should have got directions
But now you're here and you know my intentions
Walls go up around your head
This ain't the place that you expected
And when all is said and done
The population will all be gone
I know you from your license plate
Don't forget your in my state
Of emergency

[CHORUS x2]





13 Sleepwalker

This repercussion's messing with your ghost
I feel you through the air now
Wish I could tell you that I miss you most
I miss you most, all the time now

[CHORUS]
Sleepwalker miss you much
I can almost feel your touch
It's killing me
And I want it
Sleepwalker miss you most
I can almost see your ghost
Scaring me and I'm haunted

You left me nothing but a broken soul
An empty hole, memories bleeding
And all our friends they say to let you go
But they don't know
You're still breathing

[2nd CHORUS]
Dead or awake, you said you'd always be
Right with me
Asleep or alive you swore you'd never leave
But I can see you

[2nd CHORUS]

And all our friends they say to let you go
But they don't know
You're still breathing...





14 She's Only Evil

Beyond the basement
There lives a girl there
She's got a face and a lot of hair
Respond to places
Remember they said
To watch your back but you don't care
She's only evil
We've dealt with much more
it's only logical to stare

[CHORUS]
Mistakes never feel forgotten
Shoot for the stars but you hit the garden
You reap what you sow, though you dug from the bottom
You dug up the past and you know it won't last

Up in the attic,
I pray for magic
It seems these wands will never cast
The rats have eaten
All of the poison
Like traps of rust all in my head
We're all just people
Dumb, dead, and evil
Foundations fall and always have

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
My body is my temple
Just try to be gentle
And I'll shelter you
I promised you
The X marks at the base of my chest
Come inside and I'll show you
The rest of me
This house is sweet
Oh, it's bittersweet

[CHORUS]

Beyond the basement
There lives a girl there...





15 Repeat Defender (Bonus Track)

Impossible
got stuck in the memories
it's logical
to cut all this strings

i left my songs in your car
and now your singing sorrow
it's an excuse to call
and i'll pick them up tomorrow

and when i pick them up this time
and im finally feeling fine
never end repeat defend
won't make the same mistakes again
won't fall into those traps i've been
never ender repeat defender

i lost my head in the clouds
and now im spilling water
i know im not that prown
but i get messed up and call her

i know it's not that hard
but you are all i got
it's all that i got{2x}

when i get back up this time
and im finally feeling fine
nerver end repeat defend
won't make the same mistakes again
won't fall into those traps i've been
never ender repeat defender

never ender
repeat defender{4x}
never ender

impossible
got stuck in the memories

it's logical
to cut all this strings{4x}

(Thanks to Ivar for these lyrics)