1. Genius
2. Silent Revolution
3. Radio
4. My Girl
5. Someday
6.
Slambovia

7. Never Fit
8. Alice in Space
9. Good Thief
10. Circus of Dreams
11. Already Broken


 

All songs by Joziah Longo - Copyright © 1999 Slambovian Music BMI
All rights reserved.
 


1. Genius

I think I lost it once again
I'm out on the street wanting the end
And even friends do not pretend
They understand me anymore

My head has gotten so damn big
I cannot even wear my wig
And girls are dogs and men are pigs
And where is God?

I got to drown myself again just to survive
I take this stuff so that I even want to stay alive cause

Genius always rides on a rollercoaster
It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya
When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts ya
Wonder should ya hang around at all

Maybe I'll throw it all away
Perfectly end a lousy day
Then I'll no longer have to play
This stupid game

But if there's really something more
Beyond this world, behind the door
Will I be stuck beneath the floor without a clue

Maybe I'll stick around awhile just to be sure
But mercuriousity makes everybody else a bore, yeah

Genius always rides on a rollercoaster
It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya
When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts
Ya wonder should ya hang around at all

Something got lost on the way
Something got lost on the way, yeah

I think I lost it once again
I'm out on the street without a friend
Cause even friends do not pretend they understand, cause

Genius always rides on a rollercoaster
It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya
When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts
Ya wonder should ya hang around...

Genius always rides on a rollercoaster
It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya
When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts
Ya wonder should ya hang around, at all

Yeah I'm a Genius, yeah, yeah
You're a Genius and you know its true
Genius...
I think I lost it once again

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2. Silent Revolution

I hang with them on Sunday afternoons
My friends all think I'm some kind of a loonie
Alone but talkin' strong
They think my mind is gone
I'm hangin' with an army they can't see

I hang with John and Kurt and Jimi too
With Sandy, Jannie, Albert, Charlie, the whole departed crew
We're sharing all our dreams
And we're all coming clean
We realize there's so much left to do

So we're all instigating Silent Revolution
Fashion institutions can't control
Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution
Me and all the dear departed souls

We're shuttin' up and getting small
We're tuning into you
Won't walk before we learn to crawl this time we
Want you to get through
Cause we need you now, yeah

We're hangin' now most every afternoon
And mornings, evenings, night times
Laughin', singin' like a bunch of loonies
Yeah, we're all becoming friends
It's an anthem to the end
We're trying to teach everyone the tune

Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution
Fashion institutions can't control
Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution
Us and all the dear departed souls

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3. Radio

Little box that translates air
You speak to us from everywhere
In Mama's kitchen, Daddy's car
You painted stories, brought us stars
to light our way

We never had to read it in a magazine
Didn't have to see it on our mtv
We heard it on the radio

Of all the things we learned at school
The things you taught us always ruled
So many minds that you control
Dear box, where will you lead our souls

Never had to read it in a magazine
Never had to see it on our mtv
We heard it on the radio
Heard it on the radio

Lift us up when we're down
in the cities and towns
help us flow
You're mainstream, you're underground
Turn a life unprofound into a show
But do you come from God
or don't you know ?

Never had to read it in a magazine
Didn't have to see it on our mtv
We heard it on the radio

Little box that translates air
You speak to us from everywhere

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4. My Girl

She doesn't have to follow me at all
She doesn't have to come each time I call
She doesn't have to play my stupid game
She got her own connection to the flame

My girl - yeah, she's very free
And that's all right with me
She sees the things that I can't see

She says someday that she will be my gate
She says that if its love than I can wait
She says if I ain't Christ than she ain't game
She swears someday she'll pray in my name

My girl - yeah, she's very free
In her philosophy
She baits the things that I should be

She says baby, don’t push, don't pander, don't shove
She don't give a damn about falling in love
It's just a chemical rush and though it makes you feel great
The only thing that lasts is what we create....

She doesn't have to follow me at all
She doesn't have to come each time I call
She doesn't have to play my stupid game
She got her own connection to the flame

My girl - yeah, she's very free
And that's all right by me
She sees the things that I can't see
And though she makes me wait
Hey man, she radiates
She baits the things that I should be

Yeah...
She's my girl...


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5. Someday

Someday's a better day
when I'll have you beside me
and we can get away
somewhere where they can't ride me

cause everyday they're hiding from the lowdown
button lip and kissin' ass to stay 'round
I'm laying low, but how low can you go down
turning cheeks we're headin' for a showdown

some ride, some pay, some plunder
some love the spell they're under
but I know the distant thunder
will tear their world asunder

someday's a better day
cause I'll have you beside me
and we can get away
somewhere where they can't ride me

I'm missing dreams and missing her together
I cannot say I miss the bitter weather
all the creeps that don't let things get better
give them rope enough to knit a sweater

some ride, some pay, some plunder
some love the spell they're under
but I know the distant thunder
will tear their world asunder
yeah......

some ride, some pay, some plunder
some love the spell they’re under
but I know the distant thunder
will tear their world asunder

someday's a better day
when I'll have you beside me
and we can get away
somewhere where they can't ride me

someday's a better day
when I'll have you beside me
and we can get away
somewhere where they can't ride me
down...down...yeah...

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6. Slambovia

Walking round the city
I'm looking for a spark
Any sign of life
That can save me from the dark
Oh, if I could have my way
I would bring it here today
Slambovia

Floating round the temple
Is my head getting big
I've been talking to the elders
They all seem like empty wigs
Oh, if I could have my way
I would bring it here today
Forevermore

Yeah, but I'll wait, face fate
Love hates lies
And I can't wait too long

Hey, I don't mean to bitch
yeah and I don't mean to moan
I'm just trying to strike it rich
in a world that ain't my home
and I'll pack my bags and hit the road
and you won't have to see my face no more

Hey, but I'll wait, face fate
Love hates lies
and I can't wait too long

Mama wake me up
I think I'm sleeping much too deep
And this dream that I've been having
is giving me the creeps
Mama take me far away
or else bring it here today
Forevermore

Yeah, but I'll wait, face fate
Love hates lies
And I can’t wait too long
I can't wait too long

Yeah, But I'll wait, face fate
Love hates lies
And I can't wait too long
Yeah, I can't wait too long
I can't wait too long
Yeah, I can't wait too long...

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7. Never Fit

Out on the edge of all we know there is a place I used to go
Anytime I didn't feel that I belonged in what was real
And I would see you there arriving on a desperate prayer
We'd sit and talk, we'd laugh and cry about the meaning of it all

All around we'd hear the sound of what the world was saying
But something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play
Yeah I don't believe

That we ever fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality
We never fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
I don't care cause I know here is where I always want to be

A Chevy Biscanne in the rain where we would share the loss and gain
Of everyday we had to be the things we knew we couldn't be
And we would laugh until we choked
Everything became a joke
The only way we could survive so we could live another day

All around we'd hear the sound of what the world was saying
But something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play
Yeah I don't believe

That we ever fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality
We never fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
I don't care cause I know here is where I always want to be

I light a candle in my mind
Just to see that bright face shine
Hear your voice so full of dreams
I seem to know what they all mean
And you have always been a friend
By every means to evey end
And that to me, that loyalty is worth believing in

All around we hear the sound of what the world was saying
Something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play
And I don't believe, hey

We never fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality
We never fit in anyway
We never fit in anywhere
I don't care cause I know here is where you've always been with me

We never fit in anyway

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8. Alice in Space

Ridin' the Palisades up to her place
Wheels leave the ground, yeah the air here is laced
And I'm gone, I'm long gone
And its a long way out to Alice in Space

I visit Alice cause she understands
More of the child and less of the man
She don't game me
And she won't fall
But its a long way out to Alice in Space

She'll lift you up and she'll shed your disguise
And I've seen the ancients in Alice's eyes when she smiles

And its a long way out to Alice in Space
She'll lift you up and shed your disguise
Then see the ancients in Alice's eyes when she cries

Millions of people and one little lie
Zillions of children whose spirits have all flown away
They're long gone

And its a long way out to Alice in Space
And its a long way out to Alice in Space
Its a long way out

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9. Good Thief

A good thief tips his hat
A good thief winks his eye
A good thief always smiles
A good thief never lies

He comes to steal your heart
and take you far away
where you can dream your dreams
you can learn to play

Without fear
Without fear

I took my stories all
To Dream Weasel's estate
He nuked them for an hour
and put 'em on a plate
He cut 'em up with grace
and chewed without a sound
and then he spit them in my face
tried to knock me down

But no fear
I got no fear

Cause where will he go when the good thief comes
around?
I said, there's no where to hide when the good thief
comes to town...

And where will you go when the good thief comes around
You know there's nowhere to hide
when the good thief comes to town

A good thief tips his hat
A good thief winks his eye
A good thief always smiles
And good thieves never die
They come to steal your heart
and take you far away
where you can dream your dreams
you can learn to play
Without fear
without fear
without fear
without fear
Where will you go?

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10. Circus of Dreams

Waking up isn't easy
When you ain't got no reason
When there's no one to please
Your life feels so strange

Look at you in the mirror
Nothing is getting clearer
Living life with the fear that
Things stay the same

There ain't a lot to say,
Go through your whole damn day,
So many games you play,
What do they mean ?

WelI, I've got a lot of reasons
Gathered through many seasons
Some bad and some are pleasing
I just don't know

I dreamed it could be better
Something less to the letter
Maybe I best be getting on with the show

I've got a lot to say,
And if I had my way,
There's just one game I'd play,
All of my life

Well I'd run away with the circus of dreams
Lived half my life, still don't know what it means
Through a glass darkly we see
What is it we're meant to be...

Flies through the air with the greatest of ease
The daring young clown on the flying trapeze
His movement so graceful it makes you wonder
Is it for real or some spell we're under

Lived half our life still don't know what it means
Pack up our bags for the circus of dreams
I guess we'll see you around
Whenever we come to town

Or you can fly through the air with the greatest of
ease
If you run away with the circus of dreams
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease
Look at me fly...

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11. Already Broken

It's already broken
It's already clear
And waves of devotion will appear

It's already moving
Along the right track
And what has been broken won't be back

So I, I don't mind
If you treat me unkind
'Cause in a way, we've been blind
So, I don't mind

It's already broken
A matter of time
I walk on the ocean
Clear my mind

It's already moving
Along the right track
And what has been broken won't be back

So I, I don't mind
If you treat me unkind
'Cause in a way, we've been blind
So, I don't mind

It's already broken
It's already clear
I walk on the ocean disappear

Yeah I, I don't mind
If you treat me unkind
'Cause in a way, we've been blind
So, I don't mind
Yeah, I don't mind

It's already broken
It's already broken
It's already broken

I don't mind
I don't mind
I don't mind
I don't mind

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All songs by Joziah Longo - Copyright © 1999 Slambovian Music BMI
All rights reserved.