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[The Readymen: Show Hall Bound Lyrics]

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[SHOW HALL BOUND]
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I go to the show only to have a good time
I go to dance and leave my worries behind
Troubles arise and someone throws their weight around
Good times turn into violent excitement and someone goes down
Someone always goes down

No good reasons but the tensions always arise
To no surprise everyone's tempers are tried
It's so hard to believe there's little unity to be found
In such a small town the show hall is so violence bound
It's so violence bound

Why can't we all see it just as rock'n'roll
Instead of this secured underground fashion show
Listen to the bands and just enjoy the sound
Instead of starting shit now I know I'm show hall bound

Why can't we all see it just as rock'n'roll
Instead of this secured underground fashion show
Listen to the bands and just enjoy the sound
Instead of starting shit now I know I'm show hall bound

Put all your worries and your conflicts aside
Get it together and swallow your pride
Things have got to change before the whole thing goes to hell
Practice diversity or just don't show up at all
No don't you show up at all

Why can't we all see it just as rock'n'roll
Instead of this secured underground fashion show
Listen to the bands and just enjoy the sound
Instead of starting shit now I know I'm show hall bound

Why can't we all see it just as rock'n'roll
Instead of this secured underground fashion show
Listen to the bands and just enjoy the sound
Instead of starting shit now I know I'm show hall bound

Put all your wars aside, Put all your wars aside, Put all your wars aside
Leave them behind

Put all your wars aside, yeah leave them behind
This is our place, this is no place for your state of mind

We're fed up and not going to stand for it anymore
Watching all the shows turn into personal wars
Too many come with the intentions of watching someone fall
So if you don't come for the music just don't come at all
Just don't come at all

Put all your wars aside, Put all your wars aside, Put all your wars aside
Leave them behind
Put all your wars aside, leave them behind, put all your wars aside
Leave them behind

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[DISASTER]
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Don't you recognize it's money in their eyes
The money's like this poison and the music slowly dies
They got it all set up like this so the bands they can't exist
They'll promise you everything they'll promise you'll get big

It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to make it faster
It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to make it faster

There's no place in this music for them
This is music not a trend when will they learn that
There's no place in this music for greed
But with the industry that's the way it seems

There's no place in this music for them
This is music not a trend when will they learn that
There's no place in this music for greed
But with the industry that's the way it seems

There's no place in this music for them
This is music not a trend when will they learn that
There's no place in this music for greed
Well it's just the way it seems

Don't you recognize it's money in their eyes
The money's like this poison and the music slowly dies
They got it all set up like this so the bands they can't exist
They'll promise you everything they'll promise you'll get big

It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to make it faster
It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to grab it faster

Call it crazy but it isn't the way
They promise you everything and there's nothing you can say
It's finally time you see to read between the lines
And pay no attention to their money grubbing lies

And the greed won't stop
Until you fall to your knees

It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to make it faster
It's a rock and roll rock and roll disaster
It's a rock and roll money making scheme
They go through you to grab it faster

Call it crazy but it isn't the way
They'll leave you with nothing and there's nothing you can say
It's finally time to read between the lines
And start ignoring their money grubbing lies

No the greed won't stop
Until you fall to your knees

There's no place in this music for them
This is music not a trend when will they learn that
There's no place in this music for greed
But with the industry that's the way it seems

There's no place in this music for them
This is music not a trend when will they learn that
There's no place in this music for greed
Well this is just the way it seems

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[OUTSIDER '95]
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So far so far away from home -Yeah right
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
No one's crying for your misery and pain
Someday you'll die and you'll be to blame

So far so far away from home
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
No one's crying for your misery and pain
Someday you'll die and you'll be to blame

So far so far away from home -Yeah right
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
No one's crying for your misery and pain
Someday you'll die and you'll be to blame

So far so far away from home -Yeah right
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
Along the line you took a wrong turn
Now you lay it down just to watch it burn

I lay it down just to watch it burn
I lay it down to watch it burn

I'm on the outside outside looking in
I'm on the outside looking in

I'm on the outside - It begins

I'm on the outside I'm looking in
I'm on the outside - It begins yeah

So far so far away from home -Yeah right
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
No one's crying for your misery and pain
Someday you'll die and you'll be the only one to blame

So far so far away from home -Yeah right
Well you lost your peace you got nowhere to go
Along the line you took a wrong turn
Now you lay it down just to watch it burn

I'm on the outside looking in
I'm on the outside - It begins

I'm on the outside outside looking in
I'm on the outside looking in

I'm on the outside - It begins

You're on the streets you're all alone
Begging for change just go back home
Begging for change it ain't much fun
Take it from me kid you're spoiled and you're young

You're on the streets you're all alone
Give me a break just go back home
Begging for change it ain't much fun
You gotta take it from me kid you're spoiled and you're young

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[TENDENCIES]
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He's broke and he's out of work
His girlfriend left him for some other jerk
He doesn't know why things went so sour
But now he's off to happy hour

Every morning it's another hangover
He couldn't face the day if he were sober
Bills piling up along with the returnables
It's building up it's nearing it's cold

Why do things have to be like this
Why does everything have to be just like this
Why does everything have to be this way
Be this way
Why does everything have to be this way
He wants some change

He thinks he is a victim of circumstances
He pushed it away he had plenty of chances
His friends had asked him to choose
He chose to ignore the truth

Every morning it's another hangover
He couldn't face the day if he were sober
Bills piling up along with the returnables
It's building up it's building and it's cold

Trusting oh so trusting in a past that never was
Believing in a trust that's long been lost
Breaking all the promises that he made to himself
It wasn't his fault he made his own life a living hell

Breaking down there's no one left to confide in
Drink it down there's no one left and he said

Why do things have to be like this
Why does everything have to be just like this
Why does everything have to be this way
Be this way
Why does everything have to be this way
He wants some change

He's a victim of circumstances
He pushed it away he had plenty of chances
His friends had asked him to choose
He chose to ignore the truth

He doesn't want to think no more
So he heads to the nearest liquor store
He wonders when his life will end
He got time it's not over yet

It's become such a part of his life
He couldn't give it up no it wouldn't be right
Where can he go from here
He can go anywhere just one more beer

Why do things have to be like this
Why does everything have to be just like this
Why does everything have to be this way
Be this way
Why does everything have to be this way
He wants some change

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[WE CAN]
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You know you can do with less
You know we're trying we're trying our best
You call us ignorant youth
Why don't you just face up to the truth

We can we can
Wooooaaaaah

We can we can
Wooooaaaaah

There's always another shoe to fill
It's going to get you in the end
It's going to get you still
You know we've got another shoe to fill

Well I don't think you realize
It's how you live that I despise
What do you think those are really your rights
Pass it on to your kids and duplicate your life

We can we can
Wooooaaaaah

We can we can
Wooooaaaaah

Get up the nerve to make a stand
Make another move and they make another plan
Get up the nerve to make another plan
Get up, we can

Go on, and duplicate your life

You know there's always another shoe to fill
It's going to get you in the end
It's going to get you still

Get up the nerve to make a stand
Make another move and they make another plan
Get up the nerve to make another plan

Well I don't think you realize
It's how you live that I despise

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[NO MORE]
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No more
American Dream is not what it seems
He's got this place in a cardboard box
He wanders the streets wondering where he went wrong

He's got his place and a little dog
And he gathers his dinner while singing his song
No more no more
Our American Dream it's no fucking dream

I don't want to grow up just to make you lots of money
No I don't see any reason
All this shit that's stuck in your head
You've got to stop your American Dreaming

Stop the American Dreaming

No more
American dream is not what it seems
He's got this place in a high rise building
controlling everything with the push of a button

Then someplace he hears the man's song
It's so real but it doesn't touch him
No more no more
Our American Dream it's no fucking dream

I don't want to grow up just to make you lots of money
No I don't see any reason
All this shit that's stuck in your head
You've got to stop your American Dreaming

Stop the American Dreaming

All right let's go

No more no more

No more

No more
American dream is not what it seems
What for what for
In God you trust in greed you lust

There's a hell in both of these worlds
And it won't stop because the greed is a must
No more no more
Our American Dream it's no fucking dream

I don't want to grow up and make you lots of money
No I don't see any reason
All this shit that's stuck in your head
You've got to stop your American Dreaming

Stop the American Dreaming

No more American Dreams
All right

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[BLUE BEAT]
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Now we're skunked again
We've got to keep our grins
Yeah our luck is running thin
At least we're trying

You know we're shit out of luck
We got to see we're fucked
It's not just a band no more
It's something to care for

Now we're skunked again
We've got to keep our grins
Yeah our luck is running thin
At least we're trying

At least we're trying
Yeah at least we're trying
Yeah at least we're trying
Pick it up!
At least we're trying
At least we're trying
At least we're trying
Let's go
Yeah at least we're trying

Now we're skunked again
We've got to keep our grins
Yeah our luck is running thin
At least we're trying

We have to know our rights
We have to stand and fight
It's not just a band no more
It's something to care for

Now we're skunked again
We've got to keep our grins
Our luck is running thin
At least we're trying

At least we're trying
Yeah at least we're trying
Yeah at least we're trying
Pick it up!
At least we're trying
At least we're trying
Yeah at least we're trying
Let's go
Yeah at least we're trying

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[REPUTATION]
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The need for acceptance, the need to play that role
How much time do you really have to be digging yourself another hole

Doing what you think it takes you forget what really matters
Doing everything in your power just to climb that social ladder
You forget to believe in yourself that's your first mistake
When are you going to realize you're just a fucking fake

The need for acceptance, the need to play that role
How much time do you really have to be digging yourself another hole

The people you look up to know exactly what's going on here
They've been playing that game, but they've been playing it longer
The people you look up to know exactly what's going on here
They've been playing this game, but they've been playing it longer

Doing what you think it takes you forget what really matters
Doing everything in your power to climb that social ladder
You forget to believe in yourself that's your first mistake
When are you going to realize you're just a fucking fake

Your acceptance is your responsibility, your reputation is your disability

The need for acceptance, the need to play that role
How much time do you really have to be digging yourself another hole

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[ANOTHER LINE]
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Right
Right let's go

Where does it come from
A voice from deep inside
Why not take a listen
It's just another line another line

We fall victim to our pitfalls
We fall victim to our pride
What and who's at fault
It's just another line another line

Right
Right

It's about time
Oh it's about time let's go
It's about time
Oh it's about time let's go
It's about time
About time to go
It's about time we said
Let's go

Opportunity lost
'Cause we're so fucking blind
Why not just open your eyes
It's just another line another line

We fall victim to our weaknesses
and we're weakened by the lie
On what's and who's at fault
It's just another line another line

Right here we go

Right
Right let's go

Where does it come from
A voice from deep inside
Why not take a listen
It's just another line another line

We fall victim to our pitfalls
We fall victim to our pride
What and who's at fault
It's just another line another line

Right
Right

It's about time
Oh it's about time let's go
It's about time
Oh it's about time let's go
It's about time
About time to go
It's about time we said
Let's go

Opportunity lost
'Cause we're so fucking blind
Why not just open your eyes
It's just another line another line

We fall victim to our weaknesses
and we're weakened by the lie
On what's and who's at fault
It's just another line another line

Right
Right

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[NO TRUST]
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Knocked down I slowly realize exactly what I've lost
I've come to recognize there are so few that I can trust
I try to get away as far away as I can
It's time to take suggestion it's time to make my stand

I can't trust you I can't trust you

Betrayed for the last time only now I know the cost
'Cause when you spit on me I know I've not lost
I try to get away as far away as I can
It's time to take suggestion it's time to make my stand

Knocked down I slowly realize exactly what I've lost
I've come to recognize there are so few that I can trust
I try to get away as far away as I can
It's time to take suggestion it's time to make my stand

To make my stand

Betrayed for the last time
It's time to take suggestion it's time to make my stand
It's time to take suggestion it's time to make my stand

I can't trust you I can't trust you
No

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[FRESH CUT]
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You want to be slick
You want to be hard
It's all new and it's going to be the end of you

Always in the past
You've always been last
Now there's something new
And it's going to kick your ass

Treading through deep waters
there is nothing you can do to keep you dry

Treading through deep waters
there is nothing you can do to keep you dry

Too much like a game with your checkered flag
Too much like a trend with your suit of plaid

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[SUSPECT DEVICE is by STIFF LITTLE FINGERS. Go ask Sparky for the lyrics, 'cuz I don't know them.]
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Sorry about that...

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[OLD DAYS]
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Getting on a level with you
It's not easy to do
When I remember the boy I once was
back and forth with the impossible

Imagination nearly dead
All these things fucking my head
Things to do and bills to pay
Oh how I miss how I miss these old days

Getting on a level with you
Is not easy to do
But when it happens I see the boy I once was
Back and forth with the impossibel

Imagination nearly dead
All these things are fucking my head
Work to do and bills to pay
Oh how I miss how I miss those old days

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[IT WON'T STOP]
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Sitting alone in an empty room 'cause I got no place to go
Staring out of a broken window with an ainxious feeling I will never show

No it won't stop it won't stop
Because the voice rage still remains
It won't stop it won't stop stop stop
Complacent again remains feeling unchanged

Scoping out the future paths
Nothing is certain
Remaining confusion
Is it really worth it
Well it seems like a game
That I've tried to play
I get nothing
And nothing has changed

A complelling urge to overcome the desire to settle for the ordinairy
A justification is just an excuse another reason to be lazy

No it won't stop it won't stop
Because the voice rage still remains
It won't stop it won't stop stop stop
Complacent again remains feeling unchanged

Scoping out the future paths
Nothing is certain
Remaining confusion
Is it really worth it
Well it seems like a game
That I've tried to play
I get nothing
And nothing has changed

I tried so hard to see it their way
But I keep coming back to the same then back again
Going in circles has it beaten me
Near-sighted corrupted beings forced ideology
Dated view of what they are
Confused not saying what they thought

It's so hard to look beyond everything seems like a joke
Reality is conformity I'm searching for another way out

No it won't stop it won't stop
Because the voice rage still remains
It won't stop it won't stop stop stop
Complacent again remains feeling unchanged

Scoping out the future paths
Nothing is certain
Remaining confusion
Is it really worth it
Well it seems like a game
That I've tried to play
I get nothing
And nothing has changed

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[WASTE AWAY]
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Grab a Dr. Pepper and a pack of smokes
I sit on the steps and I dream of my hopes
All these things I have forgot
Some eighteen birthday wishes
I can't remember a single one

They're all but gone
They're wasted away
They're all but gone
They're gone today
I'm going to waste away



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If your outlook is a hammer
All your problems look like nails
If your outlook is a hammer
All your problems look like nails

Your logic always fails
If your outlook is a hammer
All your problems look like nails
They look like nails yeah