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Scott with Anti-Satellite
Say What?

Song Lyrics

Here is a selection of lyrics. Enjoy.








Alive


I drink a pot of coffee
And stay up half the night
Thinking about mistakes I’ve made
Trying to make it right
I stare at the black liquid
And cradle my guitar
I know that without you
I couldn’t come this far

I’m alive and I’m in love
But isn’t that the same thing
I’m alive and I’m in love
And isn’t that the main thing

Blame it on my childhood
Dysfunctional family
Blame it on my father
Don’t put the blame on me
I look into the mirror
And take a fearless inventory
As long as you’re beside me
I do like what I see.

I’m alive and I’m in love
But isn’t that the same thing
I’m alive and I’m in love
And isn’t that the main thing
Everybody dies
But not everybody lives
If you’re wearing a disguise
You never find out what love is

Scars can hold wisdom
Or scars can just hold pain
Learning from mistakes I’ve made
Is what I have to gain
Another pot of coffee
I’m about to brew
Just when I’m feeling sorry for myself
My mind comes back to you

I’m alive and I’m in love
But isn’t that the same thing
I’m alive and I’m in love
And isn’t that the main thing
Everybody dies
But not everybody lives
Lift your heart up to the sky
And find out what love is

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The Ballad of Little Georgie

Little Georgie went down to the train station
In the moonlight on Good Friday eve.
He bought a one way ticket to his destination
And told me it was time for him to leave.

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And he boarded the train
And he won’t be coming back
And I called out his name
As the train rolled down the track.

I said, “Georgie aren’t you too young to be traveling alone?”
He said, “Where I’m going age don’t matter--
This ghost train never never carries flesh and bone.
Everything that’s not love will shatter.”

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If love is the ticket, then he’ll be riding first class.
If love is the ticket, he don’t need no boarding pass.
Love is the steam that fires this locomotive,
And love the only token to give the conductor.”

Little Georgie took the train to Jerusalem.
I don’t know-he said it’s a place he’d never been.
I asked him if he’d be coming back some day.
He said no, but I’ll surely see you again.

CHORUS
As the train rolled down the track.
As the train rolled down the track.

Dog Faced Boy

Dog faced boy is wandering
Down streets that have no name
Down alleys with no concience
In a city with no blame
Dog faced boy ran away from
The traveling carnival freak show
His best friend was the Fat Lady
She would always pet him

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Now he’s got to run away, run away, get away, from the carney boys
Move away, stay away from the carney noise
Fly away, far away from the voices that taunted him
People who haunted him
Cages that flaunted him
No body wanted him
The Dog Faced Boy
The Dog Faced Boy
The Dog Faced Boy
The Dog Faced Boy

Dog faced boy is crying
He’s got no place to live
He tries to live in houses
But kennels is what they give
Since he left the freak show
He’s been loping night and day
Looking for some relief
From what makes him feel this way

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BRIDGE:
His dog faced ears are listening
As he wanders through the streets
He can hear them whispering
Hear the heartless heart beats
At least he’s not in a cage
Receiving a nightly beating
From snaggle toothed carneys
That smell of decay

Dog Faced Boy is wandering
Down streets that have no houses
But many people live there
Or are they just dying
He lives behind a restaurant
In an old appliance box
He’s got a pet rat named Turbo

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Ever After

There’s something I’ve been meaning to say
We can’t go on living this way
Not because I think it’s a sin
But because it’s time to begin

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I have loved you all my life
Will you please be my wife
We’ll buy a house in the country
And we’ll start a family
We’ll grow old together
Living happily

I can’t afford a diamond ring
But I can afford a song to sing
I’m the world’s richest man
I know that you understand

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BRIDGE
If I got down on one knee
And prayed for the perfect woman for me,
You’d be what I’d see
Standing in front of me.
If I get down on one knee
And ask you to marry me,
What will your answer be?
Will you marry me?

I have loved you all my life
Will you please be my wife
We’ll buy a house in the country
And we’ll start a family
We’ll grow old together
Living happily
Ever after
Ever after

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The Fire

I woke up in a cold sweat
Feeling dazed and disoriented
I dreamed I had lost you
I dreamed you were gone
Then I saw you sleeping
Right next to me
Peaceful
Beautiful
So I picked my heart up off the floor
And put it back in my chest
Now it’s beating again
It’s beating so strong

I’ll gather you like wood
And set you on fire
I’ll caress your flames
Till you burn brighter and higher
I’ll bask in your warmth
I’ll see by your light
In your glowing embers
I’ll spend the night

I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
It’s keeping me warm
It’s keeping me alive
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire

White hot is your flame
But I can touch your incandescence
I can step inside your love
And never get burned
When I woke up sweating
From my nightmare I felt
Empty
Naked
But I can pick up my icy fear
And put it back in my pocket
It’s melting again
It’s melting away

I’ll gather you like wood
And set you on fire
I’ll caress your flames
Till you burn brighter and higher
I’ll bask in your warmth
I’ll see by your light
In your glowing embers
I’ll spend the night

I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire
It’s keeping me warm
It’s keeping me alive
I can feel the fire
I can feel the fire

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High

Star light,
Star bright,
Uptight,
I owe it all to me
And my higher expectations.
If I could settle for a little less, I could be happy in a trailer park but

I need.
I bleed.
Godspeed,
My journey’s just begun.
I don’t need this old frustration.
How can I stay grounded when there’s someplace else I’d really rather be?

I want to fly
High,
I want to be
High,
And I’m not afraid of falling,
Not afraid of falling,
Not afraid of falling
Down.

Tonight
I might
Song-write,
But if I lose my muse,
I don’t need no inspiration.
Songs just fall out of the sky like water from a thunderhead, but

It’s late,
Why wait?
I hate
To stand here on the ground,
Oh, when I could fly to meet them,
My spirit like a rocket ship, my guitar just like Cape Kennedy to me.

I want to fly
High,
I want to be
High,
And I’m not afraid of falling,
Not afraid of falling,
Not afraid of falling
Down.

Star light,
Star bright,
Take flight.

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I Feel

I feel like I feel
When my chair leans back a little too far
I feel like I feel
When the curve’s too sharp for the car
I feel like I feel
When I look at Jupiter
I feel like I feel
When I look at you

I feel

I feel like I feel
At a concert in the rain
I feel like I feel
When there’s acid in my brain
And I’m swimming inside myself
And the music makes me cry
I feel like I feel
When I kiss the sky

I feel

When I reach the mountain top
And I’m spinning around
And I see the whole world
And I feel my heart pound
And everythings blurry
Where the Earth meets the sky
And the chaos surrounds me
And I look in your eyes
And I feel

I feel like I feel
Jumping off a cliff
And falling
And falling
And never landing
Anywhere
I feel like I feel
And I’ll take you there

I feel

Like I’m swimming up a waterfall
Swimming up a waterfall

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Jupiter

The road is frozen solid
Yesterday’s mud is today’s solid ground
It’s cold outside but not windy
The night sky’s so clear I can see everything

Oh, I see Jupiter
Oh, I see Jupiter

I can see my love like a phantom
Rising out of my heart and into the air
Her love is more like a shimmer
They ebb and flow and mingle there

Oh, I see Jupiter
Oh, when I walk with her
Oh, I’m in love with her
Oh, I see Jupiter

The moon is over the river
The frozen rapids reflect the blue light
Green Mountain nighttime in winter
Is more beautiful than summertime anywhere

We walk through the woods in the moonlight
And stop to make love on a bridge by a stream
Melting the snow that surrounds us
My vision’s so clear I can see everything

Oh, I see Jupiter
Oh, when I walk with her
Oh, I’m in love with her
Oh, I see Jupiter

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Mountains

You are touch
You are dance
You are spirit
And rhythm
You are strength
You are life
And living
You are breathing
and you make me gasp

You are selfless
You are beauty
Running deep
You are dreams
You are ice cream
You see the good
And forget about the rest
I love you
I love you.

You are sex
You are sweat
You are need
And ambition
You are strong emotions
Your love could crush me
Or carry me away
Or teach me humility
Teach me, teach me humility

You are passion
And lovemaking
And cuddling
You are summer
You are the beach
You are the mountains
You are me
You are the mountains
You are me
You are the mountains
You are me.

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The Old Man and
His Dog Named Indecision

Walking
Down a muddy road
The old man and his dog named Indecision
Slowly
Takes each deliberate step
The mud tugging at his boots with every motion
Indecision
Runs impatiently ahead
Barking happily for no apparent reason
Pausing
The old man turns around
He’s walked far enough for one day in mud season

The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision
The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision

Reflecting
Upon his family
Cracking a smile he thinks about his children
They’re grown now
And far away from home
But they call him every week to say they love him

The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision
The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision

Indecision
As usual beats him home
The old woman tells him he’s too muddy to come in
The old man
Is not too far behind
When he walks in she’s waiting to embrace him

The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision
The old man
The old man
The old man
And Indecision
The old man
And Indecision

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Ordinary

It’s April in the city
The rain has stopped
But the cars still make a wet sound as they hurry by
Everyone’s in a hurry
If they don’t work harder
They can’t buy more stuff
If they can’t buy more stuff
How can they be happy

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How can you be happy
When your neighbor drives a better car?
How can you be happy
When you don’t much like who you are?
How can you be happy
Without a big screen TV,
And without a supermodel,
Just ordinary?

A child enjoys the mud
More than his expensive toys
He can imagine anything
And shape it with his hands
Now it’s raining again
The air has that clean smell
And the child is very happy
Because he doesn’t know any better

CHORUS

Desperately needing
All the things that you don’t have
Desperately feeling
The vacuum of your empty life
Wanting to fill it
With multi-media
New and improved
Thirty two valve
Channel switching
Silicone enhanced
Fuel injected
Satellite dishes

With resignation
The old man puts bottles in his cart
It’s overflowing
He’ll go to the liquor store soon
Then he’ll be happy
Doing what he loves to do
Dreaming about living
Someone else’s life

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The Rain

The sky started raining last Monday
Not just here but everywhere over the world
No one’s ever seen anything like it
People are talking about Noah’s great ark

TV preachers are asking for money
But it’s one more excuse, nothing has changed
It’s still a Godless planet
And the scientists say it’s some natural cycle

Its been raining for a month now
And I don’t know if it’s ever gonna stop
The rivers all are flooding
And the wind gusts so high that the shingles are flying

CHORUS:
No one can explain
No one can explain
No one can explain
The rain

BRIDGE:
I’ve never felt so dirty
Strange cause the rain is washing the world
I’ve never been so muddy
I’ll let the rain wash over me

They hung all the TV weathermen
’Cause they forecast that there was no end in sight
A year’s gone by and the mighty
Mississippi’s as wide as Nebraska

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Rainmaker

I love her
The way an angel loves God
She looks so beautiful
With tears welling
I see the clouds swim across
Her green eyes
The thunder creasing her brow
See the rain falling

I am a rainmaker
I make it rain
I am a painmaker
I make the pain
Make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain

I need her
Like the moon needs gravity
To keep from hurling off into space
Alone
Like the rain
Needs to fall
And glisten on the flowers
And give them life

She fills me
She is everything
The way the universe
Fills the void
And when I do my raindance
She is the clear sky
Filling with dark clouds
And starting to cry

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Sleepwalker

It’s hard, so hard
When I feel the night descending
Fear, cold fear
Walks casually into my bedroom
I awaken naked in the closet,
Wondering how I got there

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I been walkin’ in my sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
And if I wake before I’m dead
I hope I’m somewhere near my bed
Ah, walkin’ in my sleep
Ah, walkin’ in my sleep

I dream, I dream
So hard it feels like I’m not sleeping
The voice, her voice
Smooth as glass but will not answer
When I call out in the darkness
In dreams I can’t remember

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A wave, warm wave
Of relief is passing through me
Tears, salt tears
Coursing down my sleep creased face
Sunlight passes through the dust
That drifts in space beside my window

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You Make Me Feel

All skin and hair and love spit
Fingernails and mirrors
In sweat soaked white linen with you
Gleaming from the candles

Ceiling fan fights to cut the air
August wins the battle
I kiss your neck and your love
Sweet as apple butter

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You make me feel
Like a boy
You make me feel
Like a man
And I don’t know if you can see
What you do.

Hot is the wax on your skin
Dripping from the candle
I taste myself in your mouth
Sticky as honey

CHORUS

From dreaming our life forces wake
And rise out of our bodies
Our spirits entwine in the air
Gazing at the animals below

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