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This Machine Killed Woody Guthrie

by Dandelion Massacre

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As tone deaf Mozart pounded the Keys Helen Keller heard what she never could see A younger less mature Lee Harvey Shoot out his eye with a magic BB So Oswald turned to Keller and said Can't you see L. Ron's not dead He walks on the water and I on my head And Mozart's song just put me to bed He began to yawn as he jot down a note Helen Keller slipped on Mozart coat A request? Mozart laughed and boast I can play this song with my fucking eyes closed Turned his stool backwards Put his arms behind his head And he played this song Their request And I think it sounded a little something like this But not quite exactly this . . .
Spare me all the pity These walls and boarders don't sit well with me How could one say this is mine and this is yours When mother said we came from her and nothing more That ain't yours This mandolin isn't mine It'll be someone else's at the end of my life It came from the earth and was molded by will And will return like clockwork once losing it's skill Everyone looks like they want to cry Is it because someone ate your piece of the pie? Man, I don't mind It probably tasted like shit anyway I'll just make my own I got some flour and apples and eggs Objective possessions like rhythm and rhyme Calm your soul and ease your mind So buy buy buy Though, they've outsourced your jobs That pay the cops to beat your head in For requesting probably cause Those elites keep us fighting with their finger pointing games And Obama shakes his in a fit of shame Shamed because he knows what lie in his pockets The change of BP's $6 billion first quarter profits Everyone looks like they want to die Is it because there's no more tears left to cry? Man, I don't mind I never much liked crying anyways So I'll just die for now and figure the rest out later You tell me of yer new belonging As if they mean a single thing to me I guess you found happiness at the store Tell me was it three easy payments of $50 or more? Mother lies bleeding with no doctors in sight Only back door deals in the dark of the night Only career decisions to waive inspections And I pay the price and never see the connection Everyone looks like they want to sigh Is it because there's no life left to die? Man, I don't mind I never much liked dying anyway So I'll just sigh for now Though, it won't get me anyplace
Mabel Bell I raped your sister Nettie Gonna smash your head and take all your jewelry Can't put up much a fight cuz you're elderly Help myself to a banana before I leave I am beyond good and evil I will be avenged Lucifer dwells inside us all No big deal, death came with the territory I'll see you in Disneyland
Right on time with my mind in a box I said look in here sir do you know what I lost? And he said tell me son, are you on dope? I said wrong answer sir, close, but no cigaro I kept on shuffling on down the street Stepped in a puddle, but I had Noah's feet And a woman trembled How can this be? The sky is laughing shades of baby blue And that's when I looked over my shoulder And I saw you Howdy do? How are you I ask and say it's been awhile Good. Really busy she said with a smile Just then I saw some old friend of mine She asked what I was looking at And I said I saw something out the corner of my eye She asked where I was walking And I said I donno / she said Well you can't just be walkin nowhere don't ya got some place to go? And I just smiled and shrugged and gave her that vacant look And she laughed saying if you ever get there hit me up on Facebook With something new Stopped by to find her eating hot cereal Well I'd like to give her my heart, but it twists my stomach to hurl And the thorn in my foot And her naughty lonesome cackle And if I don't think twice I bet I know what she's gettin' after I blink my eyes and everybody was sleeping I blink my eyes and everybody was weeping With a smile on their face and a glazed over vacant eye And the dogs are barking But the thieves they're gettin' by Hear what they said? Tripped over my thoughts and slipped on the air Stumbled over to your side of the county fair But your words, they were rigged And I did not stand one chance Oh, but I know when to quit And I won't be hesitant Leaves are falling yeah the season keeps turning I cool my mind, but thoughts of her keep burning A hole in my heart fueled by an idiot wind It's blowing like a hurricane But the answers long gone my friend It's all in yer head Right on time with no mind in my box And a man asked me if there is something I lost And I said uh...hmm...well...well...yeah I...I guess And he said I can see it in your eyes Your soul's a mess What the fuck do you know I asked with a grin And he said well I know that yer lost and that I'm the angel of sin And I said I ain't lost, my head's pointed the same direction as my feet But the road it has many forks he said Just ask Frankie Lee But you know your will is free I blink my eyes and everybody was peeping I blink my eyes and thought I saw Bobby creeping With a bottle of bread and an apple in his cheek And I though well it can't be him can it? Oh my mercy me Is that really you Robert Zimmerman? And he said nah, he's been gone for over fifty years now my friend And I said well uh yeah I guess that was a dumb question I'll give you that And he said know what is happening man And take it without hesitation And look out for Judas Priest
Passing by a pigeon corpse Puts a smile on my face It's the beauty in the struggle We can't all win the race And I know we all can't make it Maybe it's better that way Cuz over population baby Is standing in our way If there's a god in heaven I hope he chokes on his spit That fills up his mouth Like a lake we drink from it My lips are cracked They taste like resin And yours are so sweet Soft and beautiful Like the corpses rotting in the street Chewed a hole through my lip Rolling on ecstasy I really should lay off it But it's got a hold of me Serotonin's gone From the night before Now again I'm lonely Watching you walk out the fucking door Suicide Tuesday And I wanna die Cuz it's survival of the fittest And the fittest it isn't I So go on without me You'll be better off that way You deserve to be with someone Who doesn't drink everyday
Megan gave her first born son for adoption Supports her father an unemployed alcoholic Mother died when she was only thirteen The pizzeria forty hour work week Night school at the University of Phoenix Boyfriend say girl you don't mean shit So she puts that lighter to the glass Twists the pipe forth and back So she can escape So she can get away Her eyes are bulging out And her heart is racing now It's really up there Daniel now her names Denise Pre-op tranny begging on the streets She ran away from an abusive home Never felt so good all alone She found beauty in the freedom Of cigarette buts and smokin rust amphetamines So she wads up the pile of clothes Lays her head down in the cold Where she can escape Where she can get away Turning tricks behind the dumpster But don't you dare try to judge her She's fucking beautiful Inside and out Nicole needle hanging from her arm Reaches over and touches her snooze alarm Saying please God forgive me for what I've done The game I play that can never be won And I need her like she needs that needle Wounds that deep will never fucking heal So we down that fifth of mist Try to get that taste off each others lips So we can escape So we can get away From ourselves and each other We can run, but never hide from one another
I cry cry cry As I watch the Middle East And see Bashar Al Asad murder people in the streets I cry cry cry Cuz they talk boots on the ground Like freedom soaring through the air will bring peace all around I cry cry cry Cuz of Western apathy All caught up in the freedom streaming from yer iPad screen I cry cry cry Cuz the world has been bought And cuz there's no such thing as the freedom I once sought But we let it go We don't wanna know I die die die Cuz my tie looks like a rope The pedestal had a broken leg so slipped and then I choked I die die die Cuz I question the police And their bullet pierced through my back when I ran like a thief I die die die Like a savior on the cross Transcending all beliefs cuz the children are still lost I die die die And feel sick when I believe And paranoia comes on strong and love is nowhere to be seen But we let it go We don't wanna know I try try try To question all the vacant stares And end up asking to myself why do I fucking care I try try try At a time when no one does Cuz I can live with Mom and Dad and fill my head with drugs I try try try And yet to no avail Have I had a chance to sell my soul if it were for sale I try try try Cuz what else is there to do? Life can get boring you know it to be true But we let it go We don't wanna know
As I sit back in her chair she consoles me With soft words and I say babe, be easy I see what's in yer hand and it looks painful I can only do what I do I guess that's why I have a mouthful of blood Scrape my flesh and chip my bone you hurt me It's a bit sensitive there babe, be easy Why I'm here just give it to me straight While I gaze into those pretty eyes and blood spatters on yer face Babe, polish me up Now I just wanna say I'm sorry for putting you through this There's so much blood And I know it's something I gotta work on But you know how that goes And I know you didn't want to hurt me Yer just doin this cuz you care You do care right? Or was it all for the money? Am I bleeding for your pay? Or am I bleeding cuz I don't care that I decay? There's no one I'd want to make me bleed but you babe Now set me on my way
From all the pain and wrong And no answers in the booth I got these simple songs Just like Willie Three chords and the truth They sell you happiness And you buy it up so gracefully I fight it off my best But, maybe they're right Debt is a luxury I see the morning light I've been up all night Searching for a feeling In this whiskey drinking I'm sorry if this sounds Like a million songs you've heard before I steal like a frown All that you think has been thought once or more Probably by someone Who had no means to show it to the world Probably a woman But he's held her down since she was a girl I see the morning light I've been up all night Searching for a feeling But I'm just chasing dreams I feel like the moon is rising But I see that bright sun shinning I feel like the moon is rising And I see that bright sun dying
Drunk again and sticking to the bed in my room Wishing I could do the things that I set out to Cracks in my mandolin I hope it don't fall apart Cracks in my soul lead to cracks in your heart Drugs are here they've always been, but we're used to that now So we're gonna need some more and figure out how Debt will sore our credit score will be completely destroyed I'll steal or pay in cash until I'm unemployed So darlin' I'll write another song about choosing to lose Maybe someday it will pay the bills or put some food on our plate But I doubt it I remember how you looked at me The night you swallowed all those pill and wanted to OD I don't think I've ever loved you more than anyone else Regardless of where we've been draggin through hell So darlin' I'll be the black on yer endless pieces of foil I'll be melted spot on the end of your pen The memories you'll never get back again Day to day in a daze is how I spend my time I don't care about the future as long as I get by You may say that's not okay that's not the way it should be I don't care what you say or what you think Cuz success can only be defined by yourself and no one else So peel yourself off the bed and go succeed in yourself


released December 21, 2012

Dandelion Massacre 2012:
Travis Linthicum - Mandolin and Vocals
Kevin Lane - Bass, Vocals, and Washboard
Tearle Sanford - Guitars, Vocals, Organ, Piano, and Synthstuff
Jill Berry - Vocals
Mark Oesau - Trumpet
Joel Blasquez - Minimalist Drum Set
Jason Yonan - Rock N' Roll Drum Set, Washboard, Accordion, and Tambourine

All songs written by Dandelion Massacre 2012.
All lyrics by Linthicum/Sanford.

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Studionan in Turlock, CA. by Jason Yonan.



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