Death & Taxes. Mostly Taxes

by Get Set Go

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1.
Oh, you've been, oh, so very cold. I don't know why you, you've been so damn cold. I want to talk to you. But you won't talk to me. I wonder, should I leave. Things have changed, haven't they, my friend. Nothing stays the same, it all changes in the end But can't we just pretend Oh, let us just pretend. That you still love me. America, do you still love me? Oh, we used to be the bestest of friends. Our futures were so bright way back then. We could do most anything. Anything at all Where did we go wrong? America, do you still love me? We're not as young as we used to be. And the things that we learned, we didn't learn for free. It all came at a cost. Such a heavy cost. But do you still love me? Do you still want me? Did you ever want me.
2.
Everybody knows, everybody understands, everybody knows everything. Everybody's right, every minute of the day, in every way you can think. If only we were president Everything would be alright Listen up and everything works out fine. Oh, oh, I'll walk away. Oh, oh, lemme walk away. Yes, I'll walk away. Lemme walk away. Everything is wrong every minute of the day And there's nothing we can say it seems If only everyone would listen to our words It's absurd that no one's listening. If only we were kings and queens Everything would be alright Listen up an everything works out nice. How nice it must be to live with so much certainty. Oh, you are right, you are. You are always right.
3.
I've been looking for nothing And I've been finding it everywhere. I've been counting on no one And no one is always there. Oh, I've lowered my expectations So now I expect nothing And nothing always shows up right on time And no one is my best friend. Oh, I've been looking for somewhere Somewhere I can go And I've been looking for someone Someone who can drive me home. So drive me home, honey. Ah, just drive me home. I've been struggling forever I guess I'm never gonna win. But that's okay with me, my friend Now hand over that bottle of gin. I've lowered my expectations So now I expect nothing And nothing always shows up right on time And no one is my best friend. Oh, I've been looking for somewhere Somewhere I can go And I've been looking for someone Someone who can drive me home. So drive me home, sugar. Ah, just drive me home. I can't drive myself. Working hard doesn't mean success, I wonder if it ever did And just because somethings broken doesn't mean that it's getting fixed And it's not prostitution if everybody's sucking dicks So suck that dick! So drive me home, honey. Ah, just drive me home. Yeah, you can drive me home. Ah, just drive me home.
4.
Wolves 03:30
No one's on our side. No, not at all. They're coming for us, lover And they're carrying the bomb. They've got their claws Their sharpened fangs And their out for blood, my brother Bringing misery and pain. But no one cares, They simply look away And hide their face. While the wolves Are closing in We're never gonna make it But we're never giving in. There's nothing we can do. Nothing at all. They've got the ammunition, and the guns they've got them all. They loosed the hounds They dropped the bomb The fighters are still fightin' but the fightin's almost done. While the crows eat the eyes Of another fallen comrade, another wasted life. So this song is for the fallen Calling out your name. I can see you, I can hear you I remember them.
5.
Edge Walker 03:31
Oh, you know that it will be alright You know we'll feel alright So very soon. Oh, you know that it will be okay Just let it slip away What can we do? Let's take a walk Out to the edge Let's dangle from the precipice Til our last breath. Oh, you know that we are getting older, but we are getting better looking. Close your eyes, another new surprise Another something wicked is a'cooking Oh, you know that it will be just fine You know it's just your mind That you can't still Oh, you know that when it's broken down We make the newest sounds And then we kill. Let's take a walk Out to the edge Let's dangle from the precipice Til our last breath.
6.
Cocksuckers, and motherfuckers, and all you assholes too. Tiny pricks with great big guns, shooting little kids in school. I wanna be rich I wanna be well I wanna be whole. But I'd rather be somewhere else, is there somewhere else I can go? Oh, I know that I can't get away. From these fucked up things. And these fucked up lies. And these fucked up dreams. And my fucked up life. And my fucked up heart. Oh, it's falling apart. Oh, I wish that I could shoot somebody dead. Oh, I wish I could drop the bomb. All I need is a comet to drive into the earth. All I need is everyone to feel my hurt. Douchebags and know-it-alls and everybody inbetween. Rich fuck and dilletantes and every hipster in the scene. I wanna blow-up I wanna be be big I wanna survive But I'd rather be somewhere else, can I please leave here tonight. Oh, it's so damn hard, to keep this up, to keep this anger going. But if, I let it go, I've gotta cry, I've gotta weep a river And oh, I'm just done. I'm just tired of the anger and sadness So, what, what can I do? What can I do. What can I do? I wanna be rich I wanna be well I wanna be whole. I wanna blow up I wanna be big But I want you to know That I'd rather be somewhere else, somewhere far away. Oh, I'd rather be somewhere else, somewhere in outer space.
7.
Oh, the reaper She's coming for me. Yes, the reaper Is coming for me. She's clad in black and white And there's nothing in her eyes. Nothing at all. But taxman, got there before her Yeah, the taxman, got there before her And he took most everything, except this song I sing, He took it all Oh, my dealer I'm waiting on her. Yes, my dealer I'm waiting on her. She's got something for me. Something that I need She's got it all. Oh, my preacher He's praying for me Yes, my preacher He's praying for me The choir, oh they sing But there's just no saving me No way at all. Oh, the devil, He walks beside me Yes, the devil He walks beside me Jesus loves me more But the devil, oh, I'm sure, got there before
8.
Hey there, brother, what's going down? When did you get so damn depressed? Just because the world is ending now Doesn't mean you shouldn't get dressed. (chorus) Don't let it get you down. Don't let it make you blue. Instead, let's all get red Get red instead That's what we'll do. Hey there, brother, What's going down? I'm glad you chose to stick around. Hey there, sister, the ceiling's glass Oh, damn, you hit it pretty fast. Just because the world is so unfair Doesn't mean you shouldn't wash your hair. Hey there, sister, the ceiling's glass. Do you got a rock? Smash, smash! Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. We love more war! Hey there, mister, How do you do? And does it get you through the day? Hey there, missus, Oh, how are you? Are you better than you were yesterday? Hey there, people, You're quite upset You can bet, everyone is too.
9.
Say it with a bullet, lover Write your name and write another Fire that bullet at the heart And watch the walls come tumbling down. Say it with a bullet, brother Shoot the heart of your new lover Shoot that bullet straight and true There's nothing more that you can do. Turn on the radio. Listen to the sounds of bullets richocheting. Turn on the stereo Everyone is listening, everybody is obeying The rhyme and the ring Of the bullets as they sing. Say it with a bullet, darlin' Bullets get the heart jumpstarted Fire that bullet at the heart And watch the walls all fall apart. Say it with a bullet, mister Fire that bullet as you kiss her Steady aim and fire true There's nothing more that you can do.
10.
You think maybe we oughta get away. You say that maybe we should make a break And head for the hills with our rifles and our canteens. You say that maybe we should disappear You say there's just too much trouble here There's too much to fear Oh, there's too much that can go wrong. Don't you worry, We will work it out There is nothing that Can tear us down And the dangers that lie ahead We'll face them down. Let's stick around. You fret too much about everything Sometimes you just gotta let it be And dig the ride It's a fun ride Most of the time. So take your worries and all your woes And put 'em down, please let them go And just dig the ride It's alright Most of the time. I know it's difficult I know it's hard to let things go. I know it's troublesome. But I want you to know
11.
Fucking Dumb 04:01
Sugar, when we get drunk at night And we start to fight And the words start wounding Please don't heed a word I say Oh, not anything I'm so very foolish. I don't know why I say anything. Cause I'm so fucking dumb. I never shoulda opened my mouth. I'm so fucking dumb I gotta say I don't know anything I'm so fucking dumb I never shoulda said a word I'm so fucking dumb I'm a jerk I don't know anything at all. Sugar, last night I was ridiculous Oh, I'll take ownership Of my behavior. Baby, oh the booze, gets the best of me So, don't you heed Anything I'm so sorry for the things I do. The one thing I've learned after all of my years Is I know nothing, I know nothing at all. I have some notions but no solid facts Hell, maybe your green is my blue-black. And I don't know why I ever try to be right
12.
You cheesy little engine of hope You really effed us up By hoping on and dreamin careless dreams. And every time you conjure up another goddamn hopeless wish Well, you just don't learn, you just can't learn it seems. What you just don't see Is how much your hope hurts me There's nothing worse than wishing on star. So, stop your hoping now And lets figure out just how We're gonna get a little further than we are. Can we do that please? You silly little maker of wants You never give it up There's always something else you feel we need. But can't you see that everything good that's ever come to us Was a result of work and sweat and bleeding.
13.
I know I disappear for days at a time. Sure my body's here but I've retreated to the confines of my mind. I know you've disappeared, you're just as good at that too And so we're both invisible, hiding from the things we need to do And we don't get 'em done. And we just put 'em off. We wait and wait and hope that if we wait long enough Something's gonna change Something's gonna give But lover, don't you know, this is just no way to live. This is no way to live. But I love you And sure we're both fucked up But what else can we do? And so we coast along, it's like we're just standing still The problem with coasting is, we're most certainly going downhill And every day we wake, we wanna make a change But the things we need to change just seem so goddamn far away.
14.
So, I guess that I'm ending much sooner than I thought. 'Cause so few are spending any money on my songs. Oh, I don't have time for business 'Cause I'm busy writing tunes Oh, I hope another song will see me through. Yeah, I sense that it's over Oh, much sooner than we guessed. But every minute I did it Well, those minutes were the best. Oh, I don't have time for money 'Cause I'm busy writing tunes Oh, I hope another song will see me through. I spend most my days writing songs I don't know where all the money's gone. And I realize there's nothing I can do. 'Cause I just ain't a business man I just write songs as best I can And if I die, before I wake, I pray I wrote a song today. la la la la A new song today. la la la la Oh, I pray la la la la I wrote a song today. I'm just one disaster From throwing in the towel. But there's nothing I'm after I wouldn't get it anyhow. The only thing in life that I ever want for me Is time enough to write a melody. And so I thank you, all of you who are still here For paying attention all throughout these many years. Sure times were tough, There always hard I've finally learned that's true. But I wouldn't trade with you.

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released September 23, 2016

Recorded, performed by, mixed, and mastered by Mike TV.
All songs were written by Mike TV
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