Freeway Special

by The World Record

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released October 9, 2012

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Track Name: One Knee
One knee down in the dirt
Lane lines around the curve
Ready to make it hurt
Clearing your head

Chalk powder fingertips
Lungs tight and tendons tense
Uncomfortable suspense
Waiting for it

BANG
Track Name: Freeway Special
We heard a jet engine scream
Nobody knows what it means
Nobody knows what it means
What it means

We all got up and looked out
Nobody knows what you're about
Nobody knows what you're about
What are you about

And now you're out on patrol
Nobody knows where you go
Nobody knows where you go
Where do you go

Tell all your secrets to me in your freeway special
I just want to be in your freeway special
Your freeway special

At cocktail hour sits silent rusting in place
Someone says they’ve seen you in the carpooling lane
No, we know not where you go and not where you’ve been
Secret goings on

And now you're up on the lawn
Nobody knows to whom it belongs
Nobody knows to whom it belongs
To whom does it belong?

Tell all your secrets to me in your freeway special
I just want to be in your freeway special
Give up the mystery of your freeway special
Your freeway special
Track Name: Candy
Dawn comes on too late
Another episode in the dark
Another tiny death on a date

Tell me what you think
How do I decide where to start
You're getting old and I'm getting late

Candy, candy, won't you take some advice
Don't let him wrinkle your brow
Candy, candy, you're looking so nice
Don't let him deepen your frown
You're turning up when you should be turning down

Sold but not convinced
I'm getting pretty tired of the fair
I don't imagine you're gonna quit

So get on with it
An evening in a classic embrace
And waiting for the end of it

Candy, candy, won't you take some advice
Don't let him wrinkle your brow
Candy, candy, you're looking so nice
Don't let him deepen your frown
You're turning up when you should be turning down

Candy, candy, won't you take some advice
Don't let him wrinkle your brow
Candy, candy, you're looking so nice
Don't let him deepen your frown
Candy, candy, won't you take some advice
Don't let him get you down
Candy, candy, you're looking so nice
Don't let him mess you around
You're turning up when you should be turning down
Track Name: A Little More Time
Buy us just a little more time
We don't want to leave
Living in this sort of life
Doesn't come easily

Lying on the road
Planets, stars explode
Echoes through the trees
Chasing falling leaves
You and me

Find us just a little more time
There has got to be
A way to live this sort of life
It doesn't come easily

Driving up the road
Losing heavy loads
Singing hopes and tales
Bound by when we fail
After hours dance
Passing on romance
Taking the chance

Find us just a little more time
There has got to be
A way to live this sort of life
It doesn't come easily

Buy us just a little more time
We don't want to leave
Living in this sort of life
Doesn't come easily
Track Name: Be Nice
Minding my own business on a hot afternoon
Forget about it
Got a long long list of things that I've got to do
Forget about it
Day's been dying, I'm still trying to get myself from here
Not worried about it
Then with an officious knock you two appear

Be nice, it's time to be nice
Be nice, let's try to be nice

Screen door cuts your faces into tiny squares
I see you through them
Doorway faces south to let in the hot air
I see right through you
Ants are busy marching up the frame of the door
Where are they headed
Will it ever end oh no here comes some more

Be nice, it's time to be nice
Be nice, let's try to be nice
Be nice, just take a deep breath and dive

In the end audition takes its toll on me
I want to sit down
You're only just warming to your litany
I'm gonna sit down
Two inches on hinges and the door will close
I'm gonna push it
But instead I wait till you decide to go

Be nice, it's time to be nice
Be nice, let's try to be nice
Be nice, if only for the exercise
Track Name: Queen of Side I
Trouble on a stormy sea
You and all our things and me
We jettisoned our inventory
Swallowed by a stormy sea

Sea legs on the earthquake deck
Soon to be a splintered wreck
The monsters of the deep came up to check
We were clinging to the earthquake deck

Try to embrace an ocean
And end up holding no one
Lonely souls up on a wave
Throwing away the stuff we saved
A history of the path we paved

Saw you on a widow's peak, like a daredevil
About to make a big mistake if you were not careful
There's much yet to be done
You were just the queen of side I
And I'm moving on
Track Name: Cats on the Roof including Mr E Oso
Shaken awake, under attack
A pounding shaking the foundations in the back
More bump and thump than pit-a-pat
So stick a toe out in the cold mumbling be right back
The lightest step to find there's nothing to look at
And then it's back to bed good luck with that

Now introduce a little doubt
A seed of worry creep across a wrinkled brow
The mind is on, the lights are out
Without a positive ID no telling what's about
So up again in an attempt to flush them out
And now there's no mistaking

It's the truth, yeah yeah
Cats on the roof, yeah yeah
Ok and now the gauntlet's down
Rush out with just the boots on swinging

You new people think you're tough
You left the left-side window open just enough
For me to do my stuff
If it's a war you want I'll be the first to call that bluff
Stop when my position becomes clear enough
And now you can't deny it

It's the truth, yeah yeah
Cats on the roof, yeah yeah
We've been here for years you'd best steer clear
Or just revise your thinking

Woke up from protracted sleep, the ice was melting
Stretching limbs I thought of dreams and what they might mean
A thousand things I put on hold for the time being
Time to rise and tend to them or go back to sleep

It's the truth, yeah yeah
Cats on the roof, yeah yeah
Let's call a truce, yeah yeah
Cats own the roof, yeah yeah

And now the wire paying out
Press down the plunger hard and look out
Track Name: Call the Doctor
What a nightmare at your party
Who invited? Yeah I'm sorry
Opinionated and disliking
Passing out now, yeah it's frightening

Call the doctor
Asking questions
Taking pulses
It's getting darker
Now you mention
Where's the doctor
Is he coming?

So what if you don't begin to get her
She falls apart as you come together
Upset the last time she didn't make it
Here she is now and you can't take it

Call the doctor
Asking questions
Taking pulses
It's getting darker
Now you mention
Where's the doctor
Is he coming?
Is he coming?

This isn't fun anymore
Can you hear me?
She's coming to

Making theories
Missing pieces
Call the doctor
Asking questions
Taking pulses
It's getting darker
Now you mention
Where's the doctor
Where's the doctor
Making theories
Missing pieces
Seeking reasons
It's not too late now
To call the doctor
Call the doctor
Track Name: I Met the Girl (I'm Gonna Leave You For)
Fell out of this bed and didn't wake until the dawn
A voice inside my head was you and you were going on
And down the hazy halls and through the walls
Some syllables made contact

Must be something else to witness your words take effect
Alas it isn't due to what I expect you expect
I'm high on happiness and less and less
While cutting this connection

Oh I've learned so much more
Since I met the girl I'm gonna leave you for
There's things that will not be ignored
Now I've found the girl I'm gonna leave you for

Been floating out inside a space suit kissed by solar winds
Been idly eyeing all the world as down below it spins
But now I'm splashing down and climbing out
To turn around your skeptic

Oh I've learned so much more
Since I met the girl I'm gonna leave you for
It's time for you to learn the score
That I found the girl I'm gonna leave you for
Oh yeah I met the girl I'm gonna leave you for

I'm gonna stop interrupting the stories you tell
Spend less time doing nothing, biting my nails
I'm gonna straighten my slouch, not camp out on the couch
Stop talking about things I know nothing about
Gonna consider those around me a whole lot more
I'm gonna put by my grudges as I head out the door

Now I've found the girl I'm gonna leave you for
Yeah you could not have been forewarned
That I met the girl I'm gonna leave you for
Oh I, I found the girl I'm gonna leave you for
Track Name: Stopping Somewhere
Driving with the windows down
With the heater on our feet
And the cold wind blowing our hair around
It's too late to be out

Thinking I can read your mind
Or maybe we are one
With the radio playing our favorite song
The one that goes na, na na, na na na na na

We'll talk 'em into stopping somewhere
Talk 'em into stopping somewhere
'Cause we don't want to go home

It’s folly to rely on fate
We’ll take it as it comes
And then when it comes we will procrastinate
And try to slow the rate

Ruthlessly the second hand
Makes another sweep
And another sweep makes certain to drive us mad
Nothing can hold it back

Unless we talk ‘em into stopping somewhere
We'll talk ‘em into stopping somewhere
We'll talk ‘em into stopping somewhere
'Cause we don’t want to go home

We get bits of conversation from the front two seats
We’re huddled up together with the heater on our feet
We panic when we find we’re driving down your street
And we rail against the inexorability

Can we talk ‘em into stopping somewhere
Talk 'em into stopping, talk 'em into stopping somewhere
'Cause we don’t, no, we don't want to go home
Track Name: Say Sayonara
Going grey on holiday
And seeing no end to the stay
Nothing aches like a mistake
And time on your hands to rehearse it again

With brand new blood so average
And diverting thoughts all solved for us
What we crave is a new wave
We are sirens all calling out

Hey you laborers
Down on God's green earth
Come and take your place with us
Everybody does

It's hard to tell; that ne'er do well
Paints pretty pictures of prison cells
Sweep and dust, you can't fool us
We've heard it before, echoing

Hey you laborers
Down on God's green earth
Come and take your place with us
Now everybody
Say sayonara to the bad times

Say sayonara to the bad times
Say how are ya to the good times
Track Name: In the Supermarket
Monday in the supermarket
Blocked in every lane
It’s too average to remark it
Nobody complains

Killing idle seconds and brain cells
Staring at the tabloid headlines

Babies in the supermarket
Rocked by wobbling wheels
Reaching for the nearest object
Squealing their appeals

Trying to slow the slippage of decades
Catching at the tail of an eel

Black veins remain the things
Indelibly inked on my mind

Just outside the supermarket
Petitioners with pleas
They don’t stop when they get started
They’re down on their knees

Cooking up a batch of excuses
Plotting out a path of escape

Black veins remain the things
Indelibly inked on my mind

Daily in the supermarket
Waiting patiently
It’s too average to remark it
That ain’t stopping me
No that ain't stopping me
No no that ain't stopping me
Track Name: Marsha (Think it Over)
Marsha don't be fooled by semiprecious jewels
I came upon an email, spelled it out in detail
Something's going on you'd better cotton on to
Marsha don't you be fooled

Marsha don't you be too cool, if you were me
You'd think it best you might be extricated lightly
Would my words could wake you, nobody can make you
Marsha don't you be fooled

So get going, don't be lonely
Think it over, think it over
For the taking, time's a-wasting
Think it over, think it over

Marsha just for practice, try another tactic
There might be someone who's standing right in front of you
The world is full of prospects, don't you be an ostrich
Marsha don't you be fooled

So get going, don't be lonely
Think it over, think it over
For the taking, time's a-wasting
Think it over, think it over

And over
Though I told myself I wouldn't go there
And knowing all along I'm getting nowhere
Oh wouldn't you just take some and maybe
Think it over

Marsha listen to me honey it's the truth
He only cares about the things you'd do without
A word and I will step in, give him what you're getting
Marsha don't you be fooled

So get going, don't be lonely
Think it over, think it over
For the taking, time's a-wasting
Think it over, think it over

What's it look like from the inside
Take a picture
So you can look back and sigh at the time that went by
Before you finally decided you would think it over
Track Name: Black Canyon Range
Heavy lead marks like crayons on the driveway
Cast into miniature cannonballs
More precious than pocket change
Black canyon range to spend them
One by one white puffs of smoke dissolve

Then the man in charge says All actions open
When we wave our arms he says
Black powder OK you can smoke it

Everybody crowds back behind the line
Ancient rules enforced with cool control
Breathing out with all eyes upon the target
You're the coolest man I'll ever know

I'll try to keep it contained
Here at the Black Canyon Range
OK

Line it up and wait
Remember to be patient
Let the system take
Every chance is dear try not to waste them

I'll try to keep it contained
Here at the Black Canyon Range
I'm gonna keep it contained
Here at the Black Canyon Range
OK
Track Name: She's Not a Liar
We'll be wrapping up in a minute or two; so sorry we're running late
We've blocked off the exits according to the forced exposure postulate
If you would kindly return your attention to the stage
And pipe down, pipe down, pipe down

No she's not a lyre, but she plays one in the band
Writing songs for hire that all you liars can understand
The lyrist making lyrics says it's time, time, time
To get down, get down, get down

Gold circles and bars appearing
Faster than the stars when the sun goes down
Say goodbye as they are disappearing
Faster than the sun when your ship goes down

Well it's a mystery to me why you should grind down all your teeth
And render yourself harmless as a squid without a beak
There's an ocean's worth of options for the fleet
But not down, not down, not down

So anyway we'll pursue the pirates just as soon as you awaken
Murder every mother's son, take back what they have taken
But for now you'd best stay off your feet, feet, feet
Lie down, lie down, lie down

Here come the gold circles and bars appearing
Faster than the stars when the sun goes down
Say goodbye as they are disappearing
Faster than the sun when your ship goes down

Gold circles and bars appearing
Faster than they can be gathered when the word gets out
Say goodbye as they are disappearing
Faster than your friends when the shit goes down
Track Name: We're #1 (remix)
Thank you for the invitation
We're sure your show will be very nice
Gonna see if we can make it but hey maybe
We can offer you some advice

No, we're not trying to talk down at you
It's from the goodness of the whole of our heart
But we can tell just by looking at you
That you better quit before you start

And in the meantime I need some mean time
To wipe out any good will building up

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1

Yeah you make a decent stand-in
Typically boring of course
And anyone who asks yeah well we feel
We've got to give them our full report

And in the meantime I need some mean time
To break down the defenses of our enemies

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1

One less person in dress rehearsal
One less hopeless dreamer

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1