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LYRICS
1. Positive Stress
Everything counts if you know how to count it
I’m shaving a hat and pretending i planned it
I remember your name, I’m just a comedy genius
Nobody knows who I am, its a secret
Have you ever seen award making film making?
Have you ever seen a thing called a shadow of doubt?
Have you ever seen a man, out on the town, out of his head, but he’s still important?
I don’t want to believe it
I don’t want to believe it can happen
I don’t want to believe it
If I didn’t see it right, then it can’t happen right now
Life keeps going on even after I’m gone
I used to think that i knew what was going on, now i don’t know
I used to think I was doing something serious, but that’s a joke
I used to think that i knew what was going on, now i don’t know
I used to think I was doing something serious
ha ha ha ha
We don’t like it

2. Bad Jokes
Turn it up, because it’s time to get better now
I’m not talking about the things that you notice when you’re giving it up
So just take a bow
It’s not the first time because there isn’t a first time
I’m not making a joke that’s not stupid
I’m not making a plan that’s not dumb
I’m not making a joke that’s not stupid
I’m not making a plan that’s not dumb
I don’t want to be predictable
I don’t to go G-A-G-A
I don’t want to be unstoppable
Going too fast with no brakes is unsafe
I’m not talking about what you think
I’m not talking about anything
With our pedal to the floor, we’re rolling out the door
We don’t even look around while that shit burns to the ground
Thats why we turn it up
because it’s time to get better now
I’m not talking about the things that you notice when you’re giving it up
So just take a bow
It’s not the first time because there isn’t a first time
I’m not making a joke that’s not stupid
I’m not making a plan that’s not dumb
I’m not making a joke that’s not stupid
I’m not making a plan that’s not dumb

3. Mission Statement
Everything sounds exciting when you play it fast
That’s why we play it fast
Everything sounds exciting when you yell it loud
That’s why we yell it loud
I know we’re not touching the future
I know we’re just scratching the surface of what’s going on
I know we’re not touching the future
I know we’re just scratching the surface of what’s going on
Alright alright alright alright

4.I Hope You Die
Step one, you’re building a sad sun
Step two, inviting noone
Come on Michael, we don’t like it
Come on Michael, we don’t like it
When all you’ve got is broken tape decks
It’s how you talk, it’s how you listen
Come on Michael, we don’t like it
Come on Michael, we don’t like it
I’m gonna break it down
You’ve got a job to do, and that job is for two, but that doesn’t make it right
You’re just letting us down
We had faith for you, but that faith fell through, and you just keep fucking around
I hope you die

5. Stay Real (Sock it to Me Satan)
One, two, three, four, i declare a thumb war
Five, six, seven, eight, try and keep your shit straight
This is a time for feeling
This is a time for believing
I want to speak with a beast more elegant
I want to take it to the mouth where the money went
I want to speak with a beast more elegant
Taking a phone call, he’s taking my phone call
It’s all about confidence, it’s all about confidence
You gotta be yourself to get that girl
God bless me please lord Satan
He’s the man with the power, and it’s the power he’s got that keeps me believing
I’ve got him now, he’s in my head
I’m driving now. You’re in my way
I’ve got him now, he’s in my heart
He’s the man with the power. Are you the man with the power?

6.Guts
Time out. Am I gonna find out what you’re made of?
Time out. Am i gonna find out what you’re made of?
I’ve been wondering “What the fuck man?”
I want to see your guts, man
I want to see your guts
I’ve been wondering “What the fuck man?”
I want to see your guts, man
I want to see your guts
Time out. Are we gonna find out what you’re made of?
Time out. Are we gonna find out what you’re made of?
We’ve all been working so hard just to get our debts all paid off
Time out. Are we gonna find out what you’re made of?
We’re all wondering “What the fuck man?”
We wanna see your guts man
We wanna see your guts
We’re all wondering “What the fuck man?”
We wanna see your guts man
We wanna tear them out
Don’t take it personally man
I’m not on the attack, I’m just doing my research
Don’t take it personally man
I’m just figuring out what you got while you got it
I’m Still wondering “What the fuck man?”
I wanna see your guts man
I wanna see your guts

7. Hey Alright
The only thing that I regret is that I ever go to sleep
In the morning I wake up, I’m always sure that i just missed something
I was fine (or at least i was still being alive)
But terror comes when the taxi arrives
And then the devil man is gonna take it all over again
It’s not alright
I never thought it would happen to me
I thought my home would always be on TV
Hey let me tell you something
Hey let me tell you something
Hey let me tell you something
I’m not talking to you

8. Down
Deep down I think you know what’s right
Opportunity, the way that you’re feeling tonight
Pick it up, and you put it back down yeah
Pick it up, and you put it back down again
Are you really gonna fight?
are you really gonna drop to your knees and prove that you give a shit?
are you really gonna make things happen?
I’m talking action, not just saying it
Are you really gonna lay down on the way down to what you thought was important?
are you really gonna make things happen?
are you really gonna make things happen now?
I’ll never get to think so again
I’m living life without horses
I know who sent it man, and I’m not laughing now
I’m not gonna calm down, I’m just gonna get more upset

9. Four to Six
Do you think that you know me?
Do you think that I’m alive and doing well?
You must know me better than myself
It’s not hard to listen
And take for granted that you know what you’re talking about
And that you know me better than myself
People want to know, but i’m not talking
People want to know, but I’m not talking
I know that you’re talking
Put em up put em up put em up
I know that you’re talking because i got your phone call

10. Nahh
I don’t respond to threats
I don’t respond to children
I can’t take of my vest
I can’t take off my glasses
On Saturday morning, i feel just fine
Our hands in our pockets, we’re doing alright
Does anyone even notice?
What’s your biggest nightmare?
It’s this

11. Brand New Physics
Did you forget about your beautiful girlfriend?
Did you forget about responsibility?
Did you forget about your beautiful girlfriend?
I’m not listening I’m not listening
You can learn to talk
You gotta control your mind
It’s a brand new physics
And it’s mine
Try and just keep it together
Try and keep your feet on the ground
It’s hard to keep your feet on the ground
When you try to start making a sound, you can’t find it
Try to be light as a feather
Try to weigh seventy pounds
It’s hard to weigh seventy pounds
When you try to start makin a sound you can’t find it
I know this fight is for my life
I don’t really want to die tonight
I see the tunnel and I see the light
I don’t want to rewind tonight
It’s just a mystery we gotta solve tonight
When you ask me why I’m not scared, its because I’ve got nothing left to lose
You already took away my body, now I’m just headed for the light
Having a party every day
Teenage rock and roll U.S.A

12. Dead Physical
I don’t appreciate the way you’re talking
I don’t appreciate the way that you look at me now
I don’t appreciate the way you’re talking
It’s disrespectful, stop being an asshole
Yeah, it’s all that we’ve got
No, it isn’t enough
Yeah, its all that we’ve got
It’s time that we got tough
It’s not like I am the one who is always getting shit done
It’s not like i have given up my whole life to keep moving backwards
But things are just getting better
Better and better and better
I’m dead Physical, you’re dead emotional

13. One 45
I know you lost the feeling in your body
But i’m telling you now that it’s gonna be alright
Its just gonna take some time
Its just gonna take one forty five
When theres nothing left to say, you gotta say it anyway
I know you lost the sounding of your voice
But you’re telling me now and if you’re telling than it’s alright
Its just gonna take some time
Its just gonna take one forty five
When theres nothing left to say, you gotta say it anyway

14. Get Real
Nobody ever said that it’s gonna be real
Nobody ever said “Hey man it’s gonna be real easy”
Nobody ever said we were gonna have fun
but we’re gonna have fun
We gotta get it together
We gotta work it out
We gotta get it together and keep it together
We just don’t know how

15. Horses
I’ll never trust horses
I’ll never trust a horse but that’s alright
Its a Jon that caused it
It’s a man in a Manning
A man that knows we’re not gonna die young tonight
I’ve seen the future and I made it back
I’m not coming back man, I’m not coming back
I lost my body and got over it
I’m not gonna laugh man, I’m not gonna laugh
I’m sorry
I just can’t take it back
You know it doesn’t work like that

16. The First Ten Years
We had a good time
We got our books read
We sent a postcard
“Hey Brian Townsend”
No we’re never giving it up
If you cannot see the light, there is gonna be a fight
We made it back fine
We found our lost friend
We almost killed ourselves for the weekend
No we’re never giving it up
If you cannot see the light, there is gonna be a fight
You took a picture and you gave it back
I know what you want man, I know what you want
It’s the satisfaction of not turning back
I know what you got man, I know what you got
I just can’t stand it when I don’t even have the ground to be standing on
I just can’t face it when it doesn’t even have a face. I mean hey, come on
Is anybody even mowing the dog? Is anybody even mowing the dog?
Is anybody even mowing the dog? Is anybody even mowing the dog?
I can’t stand it
We’re doing our best to take it all slowly
To be in control without being controlling