Come to Confess

Key of C / Am:

(1) Am – Em – Am – G/Em (Em)

(2) Am – C – G – G

Verse(1)

I’ve come to confess

I needed to get this dirty weight up off my chest

I killed a young man – I shot the pauper down

I think I meant to do it and I did it anyhow

I rounded up his sentiments and I rounded up his hope

I set them to fire and I hung him from a rope – Oh My.

Verse(1)

I’ve come to confess

I’d like to get this heavy old weight up off my chest

I know you’ll be asking which man did I kill

No deaths have been reported, so what the heck’s the deal

I killed the young man – that was the old me

So the old me is gone too – now do you see

Oh my – the old me had to die

Oh my – the old me had to die

Chorus(2)

I’ve come to confess

I’ve come to confess

I’ve come to confess

I needed to get this wickedness out of my head

Verse(1)

I’ve come to confess

I needed to get this wicked man out of my head

I knew my thoughts were poison – to delirium I was bound

So I snuck up behind him and I shot the pauper down

I said young man – you stranger in my head

The world will be better with the young and old me dead

And a new soul will slide into the corpse above the ground

And I’ll justify the past with the peace that I have found…chorus

Oh my – the old me had to die

Oh my – the old me had to die

Button People

Key of G:

Em – C – G – D

Key of D:

G – Em – Bm

VerseEm – C – G – D

Thieves these thieves – all liars underneath – The words they speak for the capital they seek

A trigger man in our buildings – A trigger mouth on the T.V.

The soapbox warriors are rising – Devising plans divisive

Dividing lands – Surprising – And everyone that’s fighting is on the good side fighting

Chorus(Ha, of chorus it is) anyhow – Em – C – G – D

Don’t believe a word they tell you – not a single word

You can’t believe a word they tell you – not a single word

Ah nah nah – ah nah nah – ah nah nah – ah nah nah

Ah nah nah – ah nah nah – ah nah nah – ah nah nah

VerseEm – C – G – D

A button man working on the paper

A button man calling out for war

Button people calling for change

Button people calling for more

Theres a button mouth on the flip-side

There’s a button mouth on the screen

There’s a button mouth bully – a button mouth bully

Who is someone that you’ve never even seen

There’s button politics – button out button in

Buttons laws Button facts – Buttons just to button back…chorus

Bridge(key of D) (Static Man) – G – Em – Bm

I’m watching my kids my kids grow up in this

The more connected the more disconnected we get

I’m watching your kids your kids grow up in this

We strain ourselves to push the blame from our lips

Not me. Not I. Yes I. And Me.

And you. And you. And me.

I’m watching my kids your kids grow up in this

I’m watching my kids your kids grow up in this….chorus

Verse Em – C – G – D

Thieves these thieves – all liars underneath – The words they speak for the capital they seek

A trigger man in our buildings – A trigger mouth on the T.V.

Now when these keepers call me – they’re trying to involve me

They’re trying to erode this clarity fogging up my brains

Fogging up my brains – fogging in my brains…chorus

Fear Machine

Key of G:

(1) Em – C – G – D

(2) G – Bm – G – Bm

(3) Em – Bm – G – D

Verse (1)

I’ve got a mind full of troubles and that trouble

It doubles when I fumble the words that I mean to say

And people get confused by the things I do but the gravity pulls the same

Like a whole house made of concrete and I throw up on the rug

The world is hard and full of hate and I hurt the ones I love – Oh no.

I’ve got a head full of lemons and no sugar to soften the blow

I’m a damn fool underneath the clock but you can’t see through my cloak

So you don’t know what I am and I don’t know who you are

You don’t know who I am and I don’t know what you are

You’re the same – I’m the same – We’re the same – Angry Hippos in a Crate

You might say that you’re not and your judgement comes a calling

Now I can see it right where you stand

You’re revealed – all that greed in your fire wants everything to burn

Oh let me burn, too – and ash memory is all I am to you

Chorus (2)

Oh Fear Machine what’s been done?

You filled us with hate that we call love.

All of our mouths are like guns now.

All of us crash-land when we come down

Oh Fear Machine what’s been done?

You filled us with hate that we call love.

All of our mouths are like guns now.

All of us cry out when we come down.

(What the hell is this that we’ve become?)

Verse (1)

There’s a shift in the people – the tide it swells and they call it consciousness

But the greed in the fire I watch it growing higher – no mouth can resist

There’s mindless debate growing right behind your face

I could hear it in your voice but the screen gets in the way

I know you disagree – I myself would not believe – if I didn’t think someone had to do it.

One man’s agenda and the consumers of his feast – I will give you nothing unless you follow me

What, but for bread does my service give your soul?

The Prophets Disease is eating good men whole….Oh no – what the hell is this? Chorus

Bridge: (3)

You’re going to own this cloud. You’re going to walk through like an angel.

You’re going to own yourself. You swear that this is true. 

But the fear it grew – and the greed in your fire – 

it sucked out all the air from your lungs x2….Chorus

What We’ve Become Now

Key of D:

(1) G – D – G – D

(2) Bm – D – Bm – D

(3) Em – G – D – A

(4) Bm – G – D – A

Verse

(1) I don’t really like the news today

Greed flows steady through swollen veins

Accused of apathy when we disagree

Burdened with guilt for the different ways we think

(2)If you’re not with us you’re against us

But I’m not with you or against you

(1)And if you’re not scared enough

People carry reasons like it’s luggage

(2)And the greed in the fire – I watch it growing higher

And this fear machine will surely have you burned

Chorus (3)

The bad guys look like good guys all of the time now

The good guys they’re getting harder to find now

Lovers, don’t let haters take the hope out of fear

Show us that good people are still here

Verse(1)

I don’t really like these lines

If an idea’s good shouldn’t that predefine

Which side of the line we’re on

This just feels too far from feeling wrong

(2) These mindless debates bear victors

These predetermined lines bear no truth…chorus

Bridge: (4)

Everybody just seems so damn mad

Some have pockets full of anecdotes just to refute the claim

Oh the love that we speak of and the one we show are not the same

Everyone just seems so mad these days…chorus

I Am I

Key of ?:

(1) G – B7 – Em – C

(2) Am – B7 – Em – G

(3) C – B7 – Em – G

Verse(1)

Well, I [wonder why I wonder wonder why]

Summoning the strength to decide to un-decide gets (so darn hard sometimes.)^2

We’re afraid to cause the hurt in the hearts of our keepers

So we mislead ourselves and drive our own hurt deeper

Well, I wonder why I wonder wonder why

We do this

And I know you’ve heard these words before but I thought that maybe I’d explore

these thoughts just a little bit deeper

So superficial are the words that we consume that certain words seem

Just a little bit cheaper

I’m tired of the words we use and I’m tired of the things we do

And here myself I must say, “I’m finding myself in the same way!”

I’m tired of who I am – I’m tired of who I am

I’m tired of who I am – I’m TIRED OF WHO I AM!

Chorus (2)

So I thought that maybe I would be like you and do the things that you would do

But my thinkings flawed

My mind is off floating in a dream

I’m so trained I’ve got these heavy plaques (storing in my brains) repeat

I’m up-side-down thinking right-side-up again

Here in my head – So I’m on the fence

I’d like to take back every single word that I’ve every said Oh I

[ (1) wonder why I think like this ]

Verse(1)

While in a group of like believers we become the keepers of the truth

There is a truth in this I wish just wasn’t true

And the single-threaded reality becomes

The only thread bearing needle with which we sew reality

It’s a one size fits all .

One shoe – One sole – One soul – One shoe

One size fits all – Not true….chorus

Bridge(3)

There are days when my spirit aches

There are days when I don’t think I can take it anymore

There are times when I think that this is dumb

But I like being me because I’m not just anyone

I am I, I am Me, 

I am anyone I can think myself to be

The Prophets Weight in Boulders

Key of D:

(1) Bm – G – Em – F#

(2) Em – Bm – Em – F#

(3) D – A – Bm – G

Verse (1)

You’ve been thieving up all my lines

You’ve been thieving up all my dreams

You’ve been thieving up all the things that are the things

That make me – ME

Now, it’s a perilous things to try to be something that we’re not

But this world is full of talkers whose ears are badly shot

Their mouths are like the Gatling-er spitting out the words

There’s a war upon the listener but no – no one’s heard

Now hypocrisy is mine enemy – the enemy that befriended me

And no I didn’t know – how deep those bonds would go – uh oh.

Chorus (2)

Now I see it on your shoulders the Prophets weight in boulders

But now that I’m older I see right through it

I understand the practice for I myself have practiced it

I had a mind full of love that worked like locks

But one click too many on the clock will make you sick

And the words of the prophets now go like this:

Give up what you think you know”

Give in to what I certainly do”

You don’t know a darn thing about me”

But I know everything about you!”

Verse (1)

Now my friends are all depressed but the side that shows their best 

suggests the opposite is true

Sad man smile click, sad woman post it, sad people with the good words 

but no one knows it – your light is just a glow stick…..Mmmmm. Chorus

Bridge (3)

Now it’s a perilous thing to try to be something that we’re not

This world is full of talkers whose ears are badly shot

Their mouths are like the gatling-er spitting out the Word

There’s a war upon the listener but no no one’s heard

So I’ve been working on my listening – I’ve been working on my calm

I’ve been working on my reasoning for what is wrong

These setbacks they come for me but my forward marches on

I march on…I march on. 

Frankenstein

Key of G:

(1) Em – Am – C – Am

(2) Em – C – D – C

(3) Am – Em – G – F#/D (D)

Intro + Bridge(3)

Sometimes I feel like a Frankenstein

Where is my heart? Where is my Mind?

[All around, left over pieces but not the ones I want to find]

Now where is my heart, and where is my mind?

Verse(1)

I sit down just to think it out

Use the moment’s peace to address the doubts

Just what am I doing here?

My bravery now feels like fear

I chatter my teeth – there’s a villain underneath

Fear’s the enemy and I’m afraid it’s got me

Now I need some help I send a silent S.O.S

This lady that I trusted said, “just eat your bread.”

Chorus(2) 

Live light – live light 

No don’t worry – don’t be heavy

Don’t let the world bring you down. 

Live light – live light 

No don’t worry – don’t be heavy

Don’t let the world bring you down. 

Verse 2 (1)

So I do what my other song says

I get up I get my courage on and I give it my best

I ease these struggles in my fingertips

I ease these stutters from my lips

Get myself right back to flow

I got this. 1. 2. 3. 4. Go.

Young Human

Key of C-ish:

G – Am – Dm – Am

Am – Em – Am – Em

Am – E7 – F – C

ReturnG – Am – Dm

If you’re not with us you’re against us

But I’m not with you or against you (x4 – grows progressively aggressive)

My enemy is anyone who thinks any other way than I do

Than I do

And if you disagree and you see it differently

We need more laws to control the people like you.

(Soft) [Come down – what is this?

Come down – what’s happened?] x2

ChangeAm – Em – Am – Em

Hey! These soapbox warriors

Hey these speakers of the good words

There’s solidarity in the fists that they show you

But there’s no heartbeat in the fabric when I look through

They use good words to charm and inspire

But the soap box warriors have Greed in their Fire

ChangeAm – E7 – F – C

Now I’m sorry young human for the things that we’ve been doing

And for the way this all has gone

For the madness that corrupts the best that we can love -Turned out to be so darn strong

It’ll be hard, I know, but these words will have to go –

These actions that we’re using don’t represent our flow

We’ve hollowed out the truth of love – we’ve lowered the rise above

We’ve turned the other cheek so far and still we can’t turn enough

And these self proclaimed conscious. – They are doing the same damn things. (la – tun)

Now I’m sorry young soldier that you’ve got to get older – In a world this full of despair

Thieves these thieves all liars underneath – The truths they speak for the capital they seek

It troubles me greatly when the tricksters come and the people praise them and they raise them up

ChangeAm – Em – Am – Em

But I will not be just another fist in the crowd – Or the puppet’s man or a passenger of hate

This world does not need another angry vessel – Disengage! I’m out of this debate.

EndG – Am – Dm

If you’re not with us you’re against us

But I’m not with you or against you (x4 – grows progressively aggressive)

Give a man love and he might love the one who gave it

Teach a man to love and to all he will give it