VideoSongs Volume 3

by Jack Conte

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released July 13, 2008

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Track Name: The Way It Was Before
Sixteen candles on a birthday cake. Don't blow them out, let them burn all the way. You gotta learn about your fate, cuz we're all going to melt someday. I hear it when I crunch the leaves on the ground, imagine it's me, once green soon brown, and the wind will howl, but I won't make no sound.

After we pass through this circus, after they have swept the floor, it will all go back to the way it was before.

I keep myself distracted with a mirrored pen. I store the words on paper instead of my head, it's like a cold glass of milk when me and my stomach ache are stuck in bed. What if all the crazys are really sane? And they see something that the rest of us can't? And they'll never feel the pain of having to fade away?

I'm fine being by myself. I'm not wasting my wishes on women when I'm throwing pennies down the well. I'm fine being by myself. I still got my tongue, don't I? And a story to tell.

It will all go black like the way it was before.
Track Name: Freaks and Clowns
Watch as I turn from a man into a hopeless, savage beast. Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up! Put your money at my feet. I'm a magician, I'll say it's real. I got nothing up my, nothing up my sleeve. I hope they never find me out. I'm just a faker and a cheat. I don't know how I got into this place, but I must get out before I lose my face. The freaks and clowns, they got their bag of tricks, and then they're down, they're out, just like a little itch. My money is on the kid wit nothing but an empty cardboard box. He wants to fill it with some pretty sounds and colors of his choice. He keeps a knowing eye on everyone. He knows they're just a hoax, cuz they tell him all at once, "You got to find the way. You got to find the way." I don't know how I opened up my throat, but I did somehow, and it all came spilling out. And the critics, the clowns, they try to shut me up, but I won't come down. I'm happiest when I sing out loud. I'd like to make a promise to all my past and future selves. I am, I was, and will be an outcast from the caves where silence dwells.
Track Name: Bloody Nose
Count your bones one by one. Lie awake at night. Underground, boxed and glum, left you there for rot. All my fears are overgrown, will someone burn this grove? Those August nights.... They burn hot as hell, and you wake up sweating dreams. It casts a spell. Welcome home! It's been a while. Do you miss your head, with your tattered clothes and your bloody nose? Aren't you glad to be rid of the smell? Not at all? Not at all! I'll miss the fog through headlight wash and bed and breath and touch, but I'll brave it out! Yeah, I'll brave it out! There's no use getting down.
Track Name: Get Happy
Sometimes I'm happy, sometimes I'm sad. Sometimes I feel good, sometimes it's bad. But when I am happy, and I'm holding your hand, nothing can stop me, not the sea or the sand. But when I am sad, and my head's in a whirl, I just can't get happy, not for diamonds or peals.