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The Replacements Don't Tell A Soul



Talent Show


In my waxed up hair and my painted shoes
Got an offer that you might refuse
Tonight, tonight, we're gonna take a stab
Come on along, we'll grab a cab

We ain't much to look at so
Close your eyes, here we go
We're playin' at the talent show
Playin' at the talent show
Come on along, here we go
Playin' at the talent show
Check us out, here we go
Playin' at the talent show

Well, we got our guitars and we got thumb picks
And we go on after some lip-synch chicks
We're feelin' good from the pills we took
Oh, baby, don't gimme that look

We ain't much to look at so
Close your eyes, here we go
We're playin' at the talent show
Playin' at the talent show
Come on along, here we go
Playin' at the talent show
Hop a ride, here we go
Playin' at the talent show

Well, it's the biggest thing in my life I guess
Look at us all, we're nervous wrecks
Hey, we go on next

Talent show
Talent show
Playin' at the talent show
Playin' at the talent show

Wish us luck if you can't go
Playin' at the talent show
An empty seat in the front row
We might even win this time, guys, you never know

It's too late to turn back, here we go

we’re outta here


Back to Back


Back to back to back to back to back

Aw back to back
Now how you gonna hold me
Back to back
How you gonna show me
Back to back
Baby that's a fact

You know that I made a mistake
You know that I will stand face to face
And now I gotta take it
Back to back
Aw back to back

Why don't you put a book upon our heads
And put some pistols in our hands
Count twenty paces at dawn
Count twenty questions we'll get wrong

You know that I made a mistake
Aw you know that I will stand face to face
If you want
Face to face
If you only turn around
Turn around
I can't take it

Back to back
Back to back
Back to back

We're standin' back to back
We're livin' back to back
You're holdin' back to back
And now I'm gonna hold me
Back to back to back to back to back


We'll Inherit the Earth


(Inherit the earth) **repeat**

"Shocking how nothing shocks anymore"
the message read as it washed ashore
Skies turn black as my eyes look down
Written on the back are these words I've found

"We'll inherit the earth but we don't want it
It's been ours since birth, what'cha doin' on it?
We'll inherit the earth but we don't want it
Layin' claim at birth, what'cha doin' on it?"

Waterfalls of grain flow through our hands
We're too weak to stand and too weak to stray
Big trees sway and the air is still
Lovers climb at the top of a hill and say

"We'll inherit the earth but we don't want it (want it)
It's been ours since birth, what'cha doin' on it?
We'll inherit the earth but we don't want it
Laid our claim at birth, what ya doin' on it?"

We watch the world from the padded cell
And our eyes scream what our lips must quell
Oh, well...

(I've been told that the light shines darkness)
(it ain't quite the same)
(the dark gales, if I was off the wall then it's you I bring)
(remains, they're all frustration whales)
Last bundle of twigs grew strong and young
We can't hold our tongues at the top of our lungs

We'll inherit the earth but don't tell anybody
It's been ours since birth, and it's ours already
We'll inherit the earth but don't tell anybody
It's been ours since birth, and it's ours already
We'll inherit the earth but don't tell anybody
Don't tell a soul

Heyyy, heyyy, heyyy

Mumble
I got my hands in my pockets and I'm waiting for the day to come
(Inherit the earth) **repeat to fade**


Achin' To Be


Well she's kind of like an artist
Sittin' on the floor
Never finishes, she abandons
Never shows a soul

And she's kind of like a movie
Everyone rushes to see
And no one understands it
Sittin' in their seats

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

Well she dances alone in nightclubs
Every other day of the week
People look right through her
Baby doll, check your cheek

And she's kind of like a poet
Who finds it hard to speak
Poems come so slowly
Like the colors down a sheet

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

I've been achin' for a while now, friend
I've been achin' hard for years
Woo

Well she's kind of like an artist
Who uses paints no more
You never show me what you're doing
Never show a soul

Well, I saw one of your pictures
There was nothin' that I could see
If no one's on your canvas
Well, I'm achin' to be

She closes her mouth to speak and
Closes her eyes to see
Thought about an' only love
She's achin' to be
Just like me


They're Blind


The demands made upon you
Are hard to live up to
It's futile to try and deny
And the things you hold dearly
Are scoffed at and yearly
Judged once and then left aside

'Cause they're blind
They hold you too close to the light
and I see what they only might if they'd learn
but they're letting you burn 'cause they're blind

To the brown-eyed beholder
See the chip on your shoulder
That fools everyone to believe
that you're so hard to talk to
And so easy to [read] through
Yet nobody looks past your sleeve, yeah

'Cause they're blind
They hold you too close to the light
and I see what they only might if they learn
but they're letting you burn 'cause they're blind

They only like what they can see
An' what they can't, they just can't agree
If you run to me, run, run
Only like the day with her
Only like a date with her
then you'll run back
Then you'll run back blind

'Cause they're blind
They hold you too close to the light
and I see what they only might if they'd learn
but they're letting you burn 'cause they're blind

An old man said to me
Go home and take it easy
And run to me, run, run
Only like a date with her
Only one more day with her
Then I'll run back
Then we'll run back blind
They hold you too close to the light
And I see what they only might if they learn
But they're letting us burn
'Cause they're blind

Arrraghhh


Anywhere's Better Than Here


You press your luck
Up against his body
Now you're stuck
But you like it down and dirty
You don't care
Where the hell you're goin'
Anywhere
Is better than goin'

Anywhere is (anywhere) better than
Anywhere is (anywhere) better than
Anywhere is (anywhere) better than
Anywhere is (anywhere) better than here

Your hair is black
Ooh because you taint it
Your life's a joke so tell me, ain't it?

Anywhere is better than
Anywhere is better than
Anywhere is better than
Anywhere is better than here

You press your luck
But you don't care
They play with your head
But they never stroke your hair

Anywhere is (anywhere) better than here (5x)

Anywhere **repeat to fade**


Asking Me Lies


Saw you through a keyhole
In a lunchbox for three
Take me to your followers
And the
You can't see the weather
You've got to pull the blinds
Tellin' you questions
Askin' me lies

Well the rich are gettin' richer
And the poor are gettin' drunk
In a black and white picture
There's a lot of grey bunk
Man, you're hittin' them books
And hittin' their streets
Won't be hard to find
Tellin' you questions
Askin' me lies

Happy birthday
Whosever birthday it is today
Born yesterday
It's a wonder you're still alive
And they're tellin' you questions
And they're askin' me lies

Little Boy Zoo
An' the rock with his helpful friends
Butterfly train
Never ends, never ends
At a Mexican Bar Mitzvah
For seven hundred years
The selfish pray
You're gonna drive right by (Woo)
Tellin' me lies
And they're askin' me lies
Tellin' you questions
& Yer askin' me ta lie

Happy birthday
Whosever birthday it is today
All the sex spit in it
Gone down on fight
Tellin' you questions
Askin' me lies

They're telling you questions
And they're asking me lies
Telling you questions
And they're asking me lies
Askin' me lies
Lies
Lies

Tellin’ you questions **repeat to fade**


I'll Be You


If it's a temporary lull
why'm I bored right outta my skull?
Man, I'm dressin' sharp an' feelin' dull

Lonely, I guess that's where I'm from
If I was from Canada
then I'd best be called lonesome

And if it's just a game
Then I'll break down just in case
Hurry up, we're runnin' in our last race

Well, I laughed half the way to Tokyo
I dreamt I was Surfer Joe
An' what that means, I don't know

A dream too tired to come true
Left a rebel without a clue
And I'm searching for somethin' to do

And if it's just a game
Then we'll hold hands just the same
So what (so what) we're bleeding but we ain't cut

And I could purge my soul perhaps
For the imminent collapse
Oh yeah (oh yeah) I'll tell you what we could do
You be me for a while
I'll be you

Oh Yeah

A dream too tired to get to
Left a rebel without a clue
Won't you tell me what I should do?

And if it's just a lull
Why'm I bored right outta my skull?
Oh yeah, keep me from feeling so dull

And if it's just a game
Then we'll break down just in case
Then again, I'll tell you what we could do
You be me for a while
You be me for a while
And, I'll be you


I Won't


Do you want me to party?
You want me back at yakety-yak?
Do you drive around a lot?
Drive around since I care?
Do you want me to send a letter or a note?
I won't

Fallin' in love for the first time, my my my
Fallin' in love for the hundred millionth time
Do you want me to send a letter or a note?
I won't
Wawawawon’t

Keep them cards and letters
I'm thinking and I'll think my fill
Do you want me to hide it?
Want me to come an' see?
Do you want me to drive it?
Wrap it up C.O.D.
Do you want me to send a letter or a note?
I wawawawon't
I won’t
Do you want me to send a letter or a note?
I won't

Drive me crazy,drive me to look back
Get out of my bed,get outta my yakety-yak
Do you want me to send a letter or a note?
I won't
Well, I won't
No, I won't


Rock 'N' Roll Ghost


Well you know
And you go
When I'm alone I have no cause
To think about the shit we used to know
Made of snow

Well you came
And you stayed
No one here to raise a toast
Be my guest and I will be a host
To a rock 'n' roll ghost

Well, you said
"He's better off dead"
You think that I might have heard a word
But I was much too young
and much too cool for words
Look at me now

No one here to raise a toast
Take me by the hand, man, raise a toast
Awww rock 'n' roll ghost
To a rock 'n' roll ghost

We don't know until we're gone
There's no one here to raise a toast
I look into the mirror and I see
A rock 'n' roll ghost
A rock 'n' roll ghost


Darlin' One


The smell of man that now scents your wings
and with that, brings a change in things
Banished forever from the sacred nest
On your snow-white breast
I feel there's still unrest

I said, hey, darlin' one
Your time has come
Hey, darlin' one

Five hundred midnights since have passed
Since I held you fast
You were safe at last
Wax burnt my finger like a clear blue flame
So young and tame
I was to blame

N' I call your name, darlin' one
Your time has come
I said hey, darlin' one
Your time has just begun

I cupped my hands around you
and I swore you would fly
My tears fell through the dirt
as I heaved you to the sky

and I heard, "Darlin' one
Your time has come
Your time has come
Hey, darlin', darlin', darlin' one"

Hey, darlin' one, more time has come