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  1. Danger: Rock Science!
  2. The Guiding Hand
  3. Future Shock
  4. Strange Living
  5. The Professor
  6. The Sun's Rays
  7. New Recruits
  8. What's Your Rationale?
  9. A Bitter Feud (John Hughes 2000)
  10. Solitary Zone



Danger: Rock Science!

[Alternate lyrics in small type are from the unreleased Capitol Records recording.]

Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock riot. In the bandstand. In the bandstand. [Danger. Rock fire...]
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands. In the wrong hands.

Baby don't you know
that I'm gonna be the first to ride
when the force-field comes down.
Electrified and mesmerized, I'm authorized
to take a look in the eyes of a pretty girl
looking for a pretty boy
who knows all the passwords that she employs.
My imagery. You're energy. My honesty. You're everything. You're everything.

Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock riot. In the bandstand. In the bandstand.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands. In the wrong hands.

Baby don't you know
that I'm gonna be a man tonight
when the strobe light burns out. [when the password sells out.]
Electrified and mesmerized, re-energized.
To tell the truth you've got the eyes of a pretty girl
looking for a pretty boy
who knows all the boundaries have been destroyed.
My imagery. You're energy. My honesty. You're everything. You're everything. You're everything. You're everything.

Danger.
Science.
Hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
Danger. Rock science. In the wrong hands.
In the wrong hands.
In the wrong hands.
In the wrong hands.
In the wrong hands. [In the wrong hand.]
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The Guiding Hand

Wake up on the passenger side alone and withdrawn.
The headlights are open wide staring at your afterthought.
Wear it like a character flaw until you feel the draw
of an imperceptable embrace that you've got to face before it's gone.
No rights, no rush, just the feeling of the guiding hand's firm touch.
Unwind, unfold, and feel the beauty of the guiding hand.

The legal limits you live by have all been exceeded.
Wake up on the passenger side alone and depleted.
The programmed responses have all been defeated.
Wear it like a character flaw until you feel the draw
of an imperceptable embrace.
No right, no rush, just the feeling of the guiding hand's firm touch.
Unwind, unfold, and feel the beauty of the guiding hand's firm hold.
No sounds, no powertrip, just the feeling of the guilding hand's firm grip.
But if you never lost control, you know the beauty of the guiding hand's firm hold.

No sound, no space, just the feeling of the guiding hand's embrace.
No flight, no rush, just the feeling of the guiding hand's firm touch.
Unwind, unfold, and feel the beauty of the guiding hand's firm hold.
No sounds, no powertrip, just the feeling of the guiding hand's firm grip.
And if you ever loose command let it fall into the guiding hand.
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Future Shock

Future shock. You're out of luck.
Future shock. Because you can't get a fuck.
Remote control. On my car stereo.
Remote control. On my car stereo.
My car stereo tells me I need you girl
I'm in a whole other world when you waste my time time time.
When you waste my time time time.
Because I need you girl I'm in a whole other world when you waste my time.

Future shock. There's no more rock.
Future shock. And yet you don't give a fuck.
Remote control. On my car stereo.
Remote control. On my car stereo.
My car stereo tells me I need you girl
I'm in a whole other world when you waste my time time time.
Because I need you girl I'm in a whole other world when you waste my time.
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Strange Living

Sometimes due to hardships in my live I've been driven to depend upon the generosity of older alcoholic women.
Well it's strange livin'
Another in a long line of very very strange autumns
Spending the afternoons inside with the blinds drawn tight
Feeling like another hidden bottle in a house of hidden bottles

Sometimes due to hardships in my live I've been driven to depend upon the generosity of older alcoholic women.
Well it's strange livin'
I wish that you could have been mine, kitten
If you were young (if you were young)
I could tell you about the state I'm in
and you could be my cocteau twin
you could be my cocteau twin for a while
And we could live in style

But sometimes due to hardships in my live I've been driven to depend upon the generosity of older alcoholic women
well it's strange livin'
strange livin'

Sometimes due to hardships in my life I've been driven
yet all is forgiven
strange livin'
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The Professor

The Professor references the Throwing Muses' song Hate My Way

I could be a smack freak and hate society.
I could be a nazi boy and play with girls.
I could go through a holocaust with you
and still not get through

because the professor
who knows everything
he won't tell me.

You could be a centerfold or so you're told.
You could be a fancy girl with gold and perls.
I could go to drag show with you
and still not get the truth

because the professor
he knows everything
and he won't tell me.

I could be a #1 chique elite
from the great society.
I could be a mirror? boy and play with barbie.
I could be in a blind trust with you
and still not see the truth

because the professor
he knows everything
he won't tell me.
You know he won't tell me.
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The Sun's Rays

Your entry level position
is akin to nuclear fission
so I'll have to dress apropriately.

And the world that you dwell on
it doesn't accept the credit card that I own.
Nothing's quite as easy as it may seem.

But the sun's rays shine down upon me
sun's rays shine down
sun's rays shine down upon you and me.

Your molecular composition
makes a complicated first impression
so I'll have a guess my way through the opening scenes.

And the woe that you dwell on
doesn't include my narrow point of view
so I'll have to be discreete.

When the sun's rays shine down upon me
the sun's rays shine down upon you and me
together whatever together

the sun's rays shine down upon me
the sun's rays shine down upon you and me
together forever together forever
together where ever
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New Recruits

Arranged relations with strapless dancers
hatched from pyramid schemes in the valley of the slow head.
I'll be there when the paddywagons come from nowhere
It's so unfair when the paddywagons come from nowhere

Passing glances up and down your minuets from downtown
dark silouettes push up into the world's most impossible corsets.
Don't get upset when the paddywagons come from nowhere
It's so unclear how the paddywagons know to come here

Oh in a world where there's absolutely nothing valid out there (the new recruits)
shine like stars in a galaxy of heavy metal thunder (the new recruits)
sideswipe cars on the way to play another catchy number (the new recruits)
shine like stars in the galaxy of heavy metal thunder (the new recruits)

After all the calling of the curtain call
the writing on the wall can finally be seen.
It's just the nature of the cat? cause? you view each night right in your dreams.
Street light shine their way between the scenes.

Oh in a world where there's absolutely nothing valid out there (the recruits)
shine like stars in the galaxy of heavy metal thunder (the new recruits)
sideswipe cars on the way to play another catchy number (the new recruits)
shine like stars in the galaxy of heavy metal thunder (the new recruits)
oh in a world where the crack pipe glows in the shadow of the chandelier (the new recruits)
shine like spheres in the galaxy of heavy metal thunder (the new recruits)
sideswipe cars on the way to play another catchy number (the new recruits)
oh in a world where there's absolutely nothing valid out there the recruits)
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What's Your Rationale?

Look out on the steet
on the street below full of nothing going down
look around from the balcony of your habitation
look down from your sorry situation
send word around when you feel prepaired to explain it all away

Hey what's your rationale?
Ok what's your rationale?
You've got a head full nightmares of keeping you in hell
but you don't even listen because you've got no tale to tell.

And you can barely see the ground from your the balcony of your new jail.
Your partner a shadow as well but who could ever guess the size.
You're known as the nothing ties to accomidate your alibies.
He's out and keeping you alive until you're bottlized with lies.

Hey hey what's your rationale?
Ok what's your rationale?
You've got a head full of nightmares keeping you in hell
but you don't even listen because you've got no tale to tell.

You're really quite a street survivor in your own right.
You were out all night mooning with the fireflies.
And your midnight walk around the park have been the talk of all the after-darks.
You're really quite a street surviror in your own right.
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A Bitter Feud

This song was titled "John Hughes 2000" until the years passed without it being released and the title was obsolete.

You've got the burden of your bagage upon you.
You've got your ragged entourage and you know.
You've got the rain beating down around you
and now there's no place left to go.

Oh no there's no location you can go to
and there's no relation to retrieve you
and I'm the only one around who believes it all
but a coward in the shadow of your very soul is telling you

to leave
before a chemical reaction reveals you.
You've been deceived
by some personna you've aquired to shield you.
And I can see
that you operate on a thousand different levels.
It's a bitter feud
but you know its been decided.
I can sympathize.

I slipped a note into your birth control pill case
and now I'm waiting for a moment when I see your face. [... a moment that may never take place.]

Don't feel required to call just yet
you've got a past life you gotta forget.
You've got a bitter feud ahead
but you won't regret a minute of it.
You've got to think about that.

I know the entourage is making you uptight.
I know they're starving just the same as you each night.
I know the hunger is getting harder to fight
but a coward in the shadow of your appetite is telling you

to leave
before a chemical reaction reveals you.
You've been deceived
by some personna you've aquired to shield you from the truth.
And it's a bitter feud
but you know its been decided.
I can sympathize.

I slipped a note into your birth control pill case
and now I'm waiting for a moment when I see your face.
Well it's all on you, but you know it's been decided.
I can sympathize.
I slipped a note into your birth control pill case.

[When I saw you at the door
I knew you understood.
When I saw you
I knew you understood the message from the night before.
]

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Solitary Zone

Standing in my solitary zone
trying all I could to leave myself alone
I was draped in all my books and precious things on my own
I was rubbed off, well read, unwed and forlorn
I was making wild gestures by the light of the moon
trying not to cum too soon.
Standing in my solitary zone all alone
trying everything I knew to keep from being just another
doric ionic corinthian recluse.
And what if I am right
what if I am right
what if I am right and there is nothing on the other side?

Standing in my solitary zone
I am the sole survivor with nothing to die for
and the calendar is out of my control
as well the young girls and midnight glow
and I'm making wild gestures by the light of the moon
tryig not to cum too soon.
Standing in my solitary zone all alone
trying everything I knew to keep from being just another
doric ionic corinthian recluse
what if I am right
what if I am right
what if I am right and there is nothing on the other side?

What if I could break through?
What if I could break through and there was no one there to sing to?
What if I am right?
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  1. Danger: Rock Science!
  2. The Guiding Hand
  3. Future Shock
  4. Strange Living
  5. The Professor
  6. The Sun's Rays
  7. New Recruits
  8. What's Your Rationale?
  9. A Bitter Feud (John Hughes 2000)
  10. Solitary Zone



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