Lost in a Tube Lyrics page

Track Listing

  1. Tonight
  2. She's Gone
  3. Texas Train Wreck (Instrumental)
  4. Lost for a While
  5. Lonesome Mystery
  6. Marching to Ruin (Instrumental)
  7. W. Drilled Us
  8. The End of Civilisation (Instrumental)
  9. War President
  10. They Ask You To Die
  11. All You Need To Know
  12. Old Neil
  13. Lovin' Girl
  14. Found the Cure
  15. Just Play


Tonight

(Purdum)

I wanna go out to your show
I'm gonna see you tonight
I hope you have fun 'cause you are the one
That makes me feel all right

You don't know me and I don't know you
But we're working on that right now
The things that I see, the things that you do
Does anyone really see how…

Two people communicate in this crazy world
What do I have to say to make you my girl?
Is this just a one-way road? Do you feel it too?
Could it be a guy like me that ends up with you?

You wanna go out to my show
I hope to see you tonight
For you will have fun and I'll be the one
That makes you feel all right

Get to know me; I'll get to know you
And then we can really see how
The things that we see, the things that we do
Are all the matter right now

Two people connect themselves in this crazy world
What do I have to say, to make you my girl?
Is this just a one-way road? Do you feel it too?
Could it be a guy like me that ends up with you?

Two people connect themselves in this crazy world
What do I have to say, to make you my girl?
Is this just a one-way road? Do you feel it too?
Could it be a guy like me that ends up with you?

I wanna go out to your show
I'm gonna see you tonight
I hope you have fun 'cause you are the one
That makes me feel all right


She's Gone

(Thompson)

We grew up in our hometown
Just a little place, not much get-around

We met at church one Sunday
The preacher bowed our heads to pray
(hey hey hey)

But in my mind a secret prayer
Her and me would be a pair

Later on we went for a walk
We held hands; we got to talk

I told her of my hopes and dreams
We shared a kiss; shared so many things

I asked if I could be her man
She said that we should make a stand

It's the difference between a man and a girl
She's wants a home, he wants the world
(the whole world)

While she stayed back in our hometown
I lit out, I had to look around

I went off to school, I went off to war
I got in trouble, rolled up my score

I spent a long time lookin' for my bliss
but I was missin' somethin': it was her kiss

So I went back to our hometown
Lookin' for her but she was not around
(Not to be found)

It seems that she had done like me
Got the itch, and had to go for a look-see

Oh where did ya go?
I still love you so
You're gone
She's long gone

Oh where did ya go?
I still love you so
You're gone
She's long gone

When she gets back to our hometown
I won't say nothing, I won't make a sound


Lost for a While

(Purdum-Braly-Mishler)

I was lost for a while
But now I've finally found my way
And I wonder about the things I did
That got me where I am today
You know I went with the flow
And I tried to play along
Didn't want to let it bother me
But it's no fun when things go wrong

I was lost for a while

It was getting me down
And I'm so tired of the blues
But one thing that I've learned in life
Is you don't always get to choose
So you hope for the best
But don't expect it to be found
And when you find that you are down
Just pick yourself up off the ground

Now there's noise all around
And it makes it hard to see
Where I am and where I'm going
Gotta pick what's best for me
So I'll just go with the flow
And I'll try to play along
I won't let it bother me
No one but me will know what's wrong

We're all lost for a while

I feel like a fool
'Cause I don't know where we're goin'
I'm lost in a tube
So much for me always knowin'
The place where we groove
Might be just round the corner
So turn down the news
And join the void of euphoria


Lonesome Mystery

(Thompson)

Had I one more nickel, I'd call you up again
To see if you were still in love with me
But since I don't, I guess I won't, and I'll just go along
I'll just go along in mystery

Mystery
Lonesome mystery
Mystery
I can barely see
All the way into tomorrow
Will my heart find joy or sorrow?
Right now, I don't know so I'm in mystery

Had I one more nickel, I'd call you up again
To see if you were still in love with me
But since I don't, I guess I won't, and I'll just go along
I'll just go along in mystery

Mystery
Lonesome mystery
Mystery
I can barely see
All the way into tomorrow
Will my heart find joy or sorrow?
Right now, I don't know so I'm in mystery

Had I one more nickel, I'd call you up again…


W. Drilled Us

(Braly-Purdum)

He came from Texas; the man in boots
Said he was a healer, then he shoots
Misled us to war in Iraq
He tasted blood no turning back

W. drilled us big time
He took us for a ride
W. drilled us big time
And 42 percent are taking his side

He cut the taxes of his rich friends
Gave 'em all another Mercedes Benz
He killed the rule for cleaner air
Gave the dirt men a bigger share

W. drilled us big time
He took us for a ride
W. drilled us big time
And 22 percent are taking his side

Screaming chainsaws far and wide
Cleared the trees from the mountainside
Told pretty lies just like Dad
Now it's too late; Now it's too bad

W. drilled us big time
He took us for a ride
W. drilled us big time
And 12 percent are taking his side

He's got those queers in his sights
Bringing on a new, long, cold night
How much damage can one man do?
You kinda get the feeling that he's not through

W. drilled us big time
He took us for a ride
W. drilled us big time
And 7 percent are taking his side
And 4 percent are taking his side
And Mom and Dad are taking his side
And now just Dad is taking his side


War President

(Mishler)

We have hastened the end
The whole world's not our friend
How many folks have to die
Before we understand why?

Now take a very sad man
Who's got a very mad plan
Let's say that ten-thousand fall
Would you not think that that's wrong?

Well pal, I'll tell you some news
It just might shake up your views
Iraqis died on their sovereign land
Everyday people dead at our hands

Ten-thousand civilians
Torn from their homes, blown to smithereens
Dead pawns of a war president
We've let down our Guard and misused our Marines

We sent our kids into hell
It's a political sell
Rove says, "Run on the war"
Revenge can't even that score

They keep talkin' 9-11
Better shoot, make them run
But use your head for one minute
Iraq had absolutely no hand in it

Thirteen-thousand civilians
Torn from their homes, blown to smithereens
Collateral damage in the war on terror
We've let down our Guard and misused our Marines

It takes an awful lot of nerve
He talked up 'Nam but never served
He cut in line for the Guard; never fear!
And the drunken fool was gone for a year

Oil fields drawn in sections
War guaranteed his re-election
Our fearless leader, Moe Howard
A stooge, a hypocrite and a coward

Seventeen-thousand civilians
Torn from their homes, blown to smithereens
Victims of war as a first resort
We've let down our Guard and misused our Marines

We saw torture and abuse
In jails Saddam used to use
It's pretty sick and amazing
Rush Limbaugh says it's only hazing

Intelligence cherry-picked and cooked
Profiteering Halliburton crooks
How long must our troops keep up this fight?
Even Donald Rumsfeld says there's no end in sight

Twenty-one thousand civilians
Torn from their homes, blown to smithereens
Innocent victims of smart-bomb stupidity
We've let down our Guard and misused our Marines

While bin Laden ran free
We made Saddam our jailee
We found no WMDs
Lies won't make any land free

Neo-cons are chickenhawks
From the school of soft knocks
Their shock 'n' awe is frightening
As long as somebody else does the fighting

Twenty-five-thousand civilians*
Torn from their homes, blown to smithereens
Our blood and treasure squandered
We've let down our Guard and misused our Marines

* www.iraqbodycount.net


They Ask You To Die

(Braly)

Shavin' all that hair
Off to somewhere
You're medium rare
That's how it goes

Shippin' of to Iraq
Never, ever comin' back
Gotta fight the Bush War
"Bring 'em on!"

See the big rich man
Sticking out his fat hand
Livin' high, livin' grand
That's how it goes

Neo-cons know best
They gotta have the high-test
Get a gun, no rest
That's how it goes

They ask you to die
For nothing
They give you a folded flag
Then they take the next name

Go for the kill
Watch the blood spill
Bit of a chill
That's how it goes

Gotta spread democracy
Foreign lands, can't let 'em be
Stuff to sell, don't you see?
That's how it goes

All they want is your soul
Run it up the flagpole
Power to the Dow Jones
That's how it goes

Tell the big lie
Don't ever ask "why?"
Forget how to cry
That's how it goes

They ask you to die
For nothing
They give you a folded flag
Then they take the next name


All You Need To Know

(Braly)

You can have my war
When you pry it from your son's dead hands
You can have my war
When you pry it from his cold dead hands

'Cause I'm the president
And that's all you need to know
'Cause I'm the president
Down is up, 'cause I say so

You can have my war
When you pry it from your son's dead hands
You can have my war
When you pry it from his cold dead hands

'Cause I'm Halliburton
And that's all you need to know
'Cause I'm Halliburton
And the money is gonna flow

You can have my war
When you pry it from your son's dead hands
You can have my war
When you pry it from his cold dead hands

'Cause I'm the president
And that's all that you need to know
'Cause I'm the president
Down is up, 'cause I say so


Old Neil

(Mishler-Thompson-Braly)

Old Neil
So real
On a mountainside
Are his farm and fields

In a big old barn
They do no harm
With a loco steed
He fills a musical need

On the edge of night
They're livin' right
Friends gather 'round
Make some real fine sound

"Old Man"
Plays guitar "Like a Hurricane"
"Cinnamon Girl"
"Rockin' in the Free World"

From the "Cripple Creek Ferry"
All the way to "Albuquerque"
Old world keeps spinnin' 'round
Ain't it time to throw your weapons down?

Four dead in "Ohio" was bold
Old Neil, he's got a "Heart of Gold"


Lovin' Girl

(Thompson)

Here's to you my lovin' girl
'Cause you help me make my world
I'm gonna love you a long, long time
And I'm glad you are mine

When I first met you darlin' I thought now that's my girl
I don't know how I knew you were the one in this big old world
But when I heard your voice, I made my choice: You're the one for me
And now I'm 'bout as happy as I can be

Here's to you my lovin' girl
'Cause you help me make my world
I'm gonna love you a long, long time
And I'm glad you are mine

You know, life it ain't easy and sometimes it can get pretty rough
It can break a man's spirit; can knock him on his duff
But when I'm with you darlin' I know I got it beat
'Cause the best life's got to give me just can't compete

Here's to you my lovin' girl
'Cause you help me make my world
I'm gonna love you a long, long time
And I'm glad you are mine

Here's to you my lovin' girl
'Cause you help me make my world
I'm gonna love you a long, long time
And I'm glad you are mine

Here's to you my lovin' girl
'Cause you help me make my world
I'm gonna love you a long, long time
And I'm glad you are mine


Found the Cure

(Braly)

You're gonna leave me
But I don't care
You never see me
I'm not there
I'm not there

You're always talkin'
A big mouth
Now I'm walking
Headin' south
Headin' south

We had a good time
Our own world
We rode the main line
Saw the flags unfurl
Saw the flags unfurl

No way out
Except one door
I turned the handle
Doesn't hurt anymore
It doesn't hurt anymore

I like the dreams here
They seem so pure
I lost the old fear
Found the cure
Found the cure

So goodbye
We'll meet again
I'll ask you why
Like I did back then
Like I did back then
Like I did back then


Just Play

(Purdum)

This is the real life
Sometimes it's not very nice, but now
It's such a fine, bright, sunny day
The blue sky's above us
And the world doesn't seem so tough somehow
Makes you want to go out and just play

Life all around me
Filling up the sky and sea and shore
This is a world that's lovely and free
With friends to surround me
It isn't that hard to see for sure
This is the place that I want to be

All people that I meet
I should just stop and greet
For my friends could be 60, 40 or 10
Wherever that I go
I'm going to enjoy the show
'Cause I know it might never happen again

It will work for you, too
You can make it feel much improved and new
Life is what you make of it today
From morning to midnight
Everything will be going right and you
Will want to go out there now and just play


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