20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo (2017)

Monkey Bizness
Go, baby, go
Flow, baby, flow
I gotta see what you might mean to me

Flow, baby, flow
Go, baby, go
Sex clowns bounce around

Monkeys and clowns will bounce around
Brown shoes don't make it
Stay sick, why fake it?

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Funk 49
I got a bit of soul
I keep it in a cage
I feed it parrot food
I keep it tame

Some days I let it fly
Then it's a bird of prey
It hunts for blood
I let it hunt for blood

It's not a song you want to sing along to
You don't want to get these thoughts inside your head

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Prison Of The Senses
I don't know if it's a green or blue
I don't know if it's in love with you
That's the prism of the senses
Yeah, that's the prison of the senses

Something far away has come to me
I know the sum of the parts, the contingencies
I don't know if it's a picking at food
I would deny it, that I don't know what is true
I take the time to refine a better run out to sea
The attitude - opportunity knocks
That's the prism of the senses
Yeah, that's the prison of the senses

When the fray is too big to unwind
and all the rain is the color of time
You demand that the whatsits is you
I say, Oh lord, I knew
While I lean on the remnants of a fractured plan
I will learn all the regions on the side of a can
That's the prism of the senses
Yeah, that's the prison of the senses

That's the kingdom of the senses
Yeah, dowgie

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Toe To Toe
20 years of a living hell
at the bottom of a missile well
20 years a forgotten son
staring at the key to Kingdom Come

20 years toe to toe with Uncle Joe

Honey, I'm the man you know so well
but which part of me is hard to tell
I'm the man who will get things done
1 and 1 and 1 is 1

I spent 20 years toe to toe with Uncle Joe
for this

20 years in a living hell
at the bottom of a missile well
20 years a forgotten son
staring at the border of the Kingdom Come

20 years toe to toe with Uncle Joe

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


The Healer
What happens when you're too young
the vision that becomes, too strong
and the thing, you see too far?

It's not because you're just too young
It's not because you're just too stupid to know better
It's just bad luck

And I see too much
Oh, and I see too much

It's about being in the wrong place at the wrong time
and that's just too bad
and I'll be dead too soon
and I'll be dead nowhere soon enough

And I see too far
and I see too much
It's been going on too long

And I see too much
Oh, I see too much

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Swampland
M-A-N, man
I spell it out for you

I'm the one who is on your side
I'm the one who is not on your side
I'm the one who don't care about you
I'm the one who loves you through and through
Through and through

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Plan From Frag 9
I am like a pencil
There's two ways to look at it
One, you got the sharp part
It leaves a mark
Two, you got the pushy part
It takes the mark away
Sharp part
Pushy part

I am like a pencil

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Howl
I'm gonna howl for ya, baby
Im gonna prowl
I'm gonna howl for ya, baby
Like the Wolf
Dangerous

I'm gonna prowl for ya, baby
between Never and Not
I'm gonna prowl for ya, baby
in the zone that's between Never and Not
Let's just keep this between the two of us, hunh?

I'm gonna make you mine
There's nothing wrong with that

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Red Eye Blues
Mr Franklin is my middle name
I ride the road through the hollow rain

I got a stone in my head
I got a storm in my heart
I'm snowblind in the hollering dark
I'm chasing time and I'm coming apart

Might be me, I might be free
Another bug on the itchy tree
Who knows what I'm talking about?
I dodge lassos, I got the red eye blues

Grab me, baby, or it's too late
Look out, honey, here comes your fate

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Walking Again
C'mon, baby, that's what I say
C'mon, baby, you're gonna walk this way
We're gonna see
We're gonna say what's on our mind
We're gonna see
Gonna be a good time

C'mon, baby, please don\t delay
I'm the one for you in almost every way

C'mon, baby, that is what I say
C'mon, baby, I see you wanna walk this way

Gonne be good
Nobody said it'd be bad
It's gonna be good
Gonna be the best time that you ever had,
I guess,
I don't know

C'mon, baby, that is what I say
C'mon, baby, why don't you just walk this way?
Come to papa, hmmh?

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


I Can Still See
I can still see
Oh, how the world offends me
So, it's good to know
there's a science of time
when some people say, It's time to let go

I can still see
that picture of you and me
It's carved in my head
with a knife that's kept in my head
I can still see

I can still see
It's time to let go
It's carved in my head
with a knife that's kept in my head
I can still see

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


Cold Sweat
Hold me close
I feel the time running out
I know you must feel it too

I feel the notion to dive in an ocean
I am the diving duck for a new day
we will never see

Street lamps call to me
The night breaths slow
The river winds

It's a stage, here we stand
The words come to me
like I learned the lines by rote

Thank you
You've been great and I really mean that
I love you so

Hold me close
I feel the time running away
I know you must feel it too

Sometimes I feel am ocean
Hold me close

Writers: Pere Ubu
© 2017 Cherry Red Songs Songs, under license from Ubu Projex
Lyrics by David Thomas


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