Tiny Problems

by andy santospago

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released January 1, 2007

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Track Name: Point of reference
When I lose the point of reference
there's no good or bad, its all OK
a faded blueprint, a little magic that I saved
from younger days
is not enough to find me
convince me why
I should join your side
prescribed convictions keep us dilated and fixed
to conquer and divide

inclined to pass the time alone
get so drained talkin' bout what's goin' on

When headlines are the scripts of nightmares
expanding void takes the words away
for idle chatter bout the horrors of the day
wish I felt to pray
inclined to pass the time alone
feel so strange talkin' bout what's goin' on
ahh ahh ahh
Track Name: Dust cloud in central
dust cloud in central
my eyes are stingin'
blind to the flatbeds
which offer me invitations
to a most unattractive death

these factories brought us
confections for pleasure
now the candy's so bitter
prescribed for the pain
all of the symptoms
of tiny problems you can't see

the disease there is no solving
can't close the door its revolving

first day of spring the spittle's melting
but the hardhats and junkies seem not to care
cause they know life's not fair
above its only squares and lines
slip in to the brine
where trash tornados roam
a strange place to call home
Track Name: Squander
would you squander your health
what would you do with yourself
if you severed all the strings

no patterns to re-trace
a bit more time to waste
why wake early, there's no need
to get up make decisions
without the tele you'd have no vision

what to pick up what to put down
with no straw man around
moving you right along

be wide open like the fields
of wyoming or sealed
in the cage you know so well
no difference
don't know where
you're going you might not get there
Track Name: If they'd
if they'd only let me
i'd blow off with the breeze
leave this trapeze far behind

nothing to catch me
from breaking like a twig
twitchy check the rig-gin' one more time

my loyal handler
is a drinkin' man
and when he's lucid
he helps me if he can
bad luck follows him

his dream shattered wanted to fly
shot from a cannon
a meter shy of the landing mark
lost his spark
now he's shaky all the time

it's not below me
clinging to a tree
when the circus leaves
I'll come down

if they'd only let me
i'd blow off with the breeze
leave this trapeze to walk the ground

feeling the years
bruises and pain
tired of the traveling
sleepin on a train
but I still remain
Track Name: All too easy
its all too easy
faking, taking as you please
hear those strings I didn't play them
if someone did i'll never pay them

cry it's not the real thing
shameless repackaging they’d say
the bones of artisans would rise to strike me down
if the purists had their way

far too pain free
pushing buttons turning dials
only listening to reason
or perhaps committing treason

baby what's that ring tone
sparing me from deeper thought
a catchy number one from old ludwig
the new accessory you bought
Track Name: In spite of everything
in spite of everything
you bore the suffering
trial after trial
you unglue us
all the while resting assured of your place
in the universe

and what for gratitude
you get the third degree
from the sheep who can't bare a truth
that's cold and ugly

within the larger dream
the domination scheme
impersonal, mechanized
casually you decide
who lives or dies without need
to equivocate
Track Name: Gateway drug
well that old lock was broken
the gate was open wide
he heard the banjo pickin'
went in for a ride

when he hits rock bottom in the ditch that he dug
love is the gateway drug

she was a footloose fireball
and he just couldn't miss
didn't see the pistol as he went in for a kiss

when he hits rock bottom in the ditch that he dug
love is the gateway drug
Track Name: Do the opposite
She's ready to push another
from the slow moving freight train
in a fit of regret forgot to remind herself
to read the note she wrote it says
always do the opposite of your first instinct

She knows she knows, its counterintuitive
but in observing trends in film and TV
all the predictive studies agree
always do the opposite of your gut feeling

always do the opposite
always do the opposite
always do

He's so blind he thinks every thing's fine
as the axe is descending
an old familiar tune - not you its me
now he'll remember to be a pretender
and always do the opposite of his first instinct

always do the opposite
always do the opposite
always do
Track Name: So you think
So you think your cool I do
So you think your smart I do
So you think your the one
So you think your interesting
well you're not
no you're not

So you think your hot, I do
So you think your someone
So you think your cool I do
So you think your interesting
well you're not


So you think he's the one, I do
So you like my song I do
So you like your mirror
So you think your interesting
well you're not
no you're not
Track Name: Forest green
lost in forest green
we'd run to escape the mean
it's all changed somehow
the games are different now

sheltered life, brick red
can't remember what you said
left a mark so deep, it all adds up to me