Artist: Titus Andronicus
Album: The Monitor
I am loathe to close*
We are not enemies, but friends.
We must not be enemies.
Though passion may have strained,
It must not break the bonds of our affection.
The mystic chords of memory,
Stretching from battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,
Will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched,
As surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
(Abraham Lincoln, first inaugural address, March 1861)
Tonight, two great ships will pull back to their ports
Depleted of everything that shoots flames and reports
And in the morning the shells will wash up on the shore
And the mighty of Earth will have no other recourse
But to shiver and shake and make shit in their shorts
Because we have been told that if you've been assured
There's a way to live the values your forefathers gave you
Prepare to be told "That shit's gay, dude"
I guess that what they say is true
There is no race more human, no one throws it away like they do
The things I used to love, I have come to reject
The things I used to hate, I have learned to accept
And the worst of the three, you now have to expect
Satan ain't hard to see without craning your neck
He'll be seventy-some inches tall
He'll be chugging a beer, he'll be grabbing his balls
He's a remote explosive waiting for someone to call
He's just eighteen for now but he's going to murder us all
Solidarity is going to give a lot less than it'll take
Is there a girl at this college who hasn't been raped?
Is there a boy in this town that's not exploding with hate?
Is there a human alive that can look themselves in the face
Without winking, or say what they mean without drinking
Or believe in something without thinking, "What if somebody doesn't approve?"
Is there a soul on this Earth that isn't too frightened to move?
I think the wrong people got a hold of your brain when it was nothing but a piece of putty
So now try as you may, but you will always be a tourist, little buddy
And half the time I open my mouth to speak
It's to repeat something that I heard on TV
I've destroyed everything that wouldn't make me more like Bruce Springsteen
So I'm going back to New Jersey, I do believe they've had enough of me
So when I leave Boston, my tail is between my legs
After deep cups of patience have been drunk to the dregs
And now I'm headed west on 84 again
And I'm as much of an asshole as I've ever been
And there is still nothing about myself I respect
Still haven't done anything I did not later regret
I've a hand and a napkin when looking for sex
And that's no one to talk to when feeling depressed
And so now when I drink, I'm going to drink to excess
And when I smoke, I will smoke gaping holes in my chest
And when I scream, I will scream until I'm gasping for breath
And when I get sick, I will stay sick for the rest
Of my days peddling hate out the back of a Chevy Express
Each one a fart in the face of your idea of success
And if this be thy will, then fucking pass me the cup
And I'm sorry, Dad, no, I'm not making this up
But my enemy, it's your name on my lips as I go to sleep
And I know what little I've known of peace
Yes, I've done to you what you've done to me
And I'd be nothing without you, my darling, please don't ever leave
|1||To Old Friends And New|
|3||The Battle Of Hampton Roads|
|4||A More Perfect Union|
|5||Titus Andronicus Forever|
|6||No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future|
|8||A Pot In Which To Piss|
|9||Four Score And Seven|
|10||Theme From 'Cheers'|
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|Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Album Lyrics|
|1.||To Old Friends And New|
|3.||The Battle Of Hampton Roads|
|4.||A More Perfect Union|
|5.||Titus Andronicus Forever|
|6.||No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future|
|8.||A Pot In Which To Piss|
|9.||Four Score And Seven|
|10.||Theme From 'Cheers'|
|1||Stranded (On Our Own)|
|5||[seven seconds] (Silent Track - No Audio)|
|6||No Future Part V : In Endless Dreaming|
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