Brute - Cobalt


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You Got It All Wrong


You misunderstood
I sorta knew you would
I did what I could
I spelled it out good
Still you got it all wrong
You got it all wrong

That's not what I meant
My meaning got bent
My message must've went
Out the freaking tent
'Cause you got it all wrong
You got it all wrong

Chorus:
You got it all wrong
You got it all wrong
You got it all wrong
You got it all wrong

That's not what I said
Get it through your head
The way that you read
Was surely misled
'Cause you got it all wrong
You got it all wrong

(Chorus x 2)

Expiration Day

I'm a machinist at the Springfield Armory
Just slightly ahead of my time
But I don't make much money
So I sell eggs and chickens on the side

I'm good at what I do
And I take great pride
But I don't make much money
So I sell eggs and chickens on the side

And my wife does love me
But she can't realize
Why I won't go back down south
And leave the armory behind

But I love my job
I'll shave metal until I die
And until I do, I'll take on
Any extra thing it takes to provide

And I know it'll kill me
Breathing all those fumes
But I'd sooner sniff solution
Than a baker's dozen hothouse blooms

And my wife does love me
But she can't realize
Why I won't go back down south
And leave the armory behind

But I feel it is important
What I do upon my lathe
I pledge to do the detail work
Until my expiration day

Until my expiration day
Until my expiration day
Until my expiration day


Adirondacks

Queen Elizabeth Park
Where my mood's always stark
And those damned ole bridges are always under construction
Up about the Hudson Bay
Where the water-treatment plant stays
And the boys in the breakroom play with the microwave
Who's in the hospital
But Alan from the sports track he's been riddled
Who's in the orphanage
But the future son-in-law of Billy Higgins

Grinding axe in the Adirondacks
Grinding axe on the Adirondacks
Adirondacks
Adirondacks

What about the carpet plant
Where your sister is a giant
She runs that thing tighter than the QE2
What about Dawson Bridge
Where suicide is a cinch
Nobody in the city can even see you fall
Who's in the shopping center
But those thrifty twits from across the river
Who works at the flour mill
But a bunch of Russians eating three square meals

Grinding axe in the Adirondacks
Grinding axe in the Adirondacks
Adirondacks
Adirondacks

There in the stadium
Where you go to watch your daughter and son
Getting dirty and getting acclimated
There is the radio tower
It's a billion watts of pure power
If I stray off that way I always end up getting wasted
Who hangs out at Richmond Park
But a bunch of cute boys wearing argyle socks
Who hangs at the skating rink
But a doctor from the college who knows how to wink

Grinding axe in the Adirondacks
Grinding axe in the Adirondacks
Adirondacks
Adirondacks
Adirondacks
Adirondacks


You're With Me Now

Open up your diary
Don't make me said
I need to know
Good and bad

Chorus:
Because I love you
I need to know
Because I love you

Don't be so coy
After we've done what we've done
No, nothin', nothin' in those pages
Could ever dim your sun

(Chorus)

I know your time before
Had some dark days
But that's distant history
You've got to think of it that way
'Cause you're with me know
You're with me now

(Chorus)

Yeah, open up that diary
And read to me
All the heavy passages
That you are scared to read

(Chorus)

I know that many have
Kissed you in their way
But I know nobody else
Loved you like the one that you are with today
'Cause you're with me now
You're with me now

'Cause you're with me now
You're with me now
You're with me
Oh yeah

Scholarship

It happened very likely
In the mobile library
It wasn't very sightly
Though he may be striking

Don't seem very bright for such a supposedly
Dyed-in-the-wool scholared scholar
Don't seem very bright to be worth a damn
Worth a good goddamn

It happened mostly assuredly
In a manner hurriedly
Jury-less and worriedly
Testimony torridly

Don't seem very bright for such a supposedly
Dyed-in-the-wool scholared scholar
Don't seem very bright to be worth a damn
Worth a good goddamn

Don't seem very bright for such a supposedly
Dyed-in-the-wool scholared scholar
Don't seem very bright to be worth a damn
Worth a good goddamn

Cutty Sark

Don't hit me with a broom
I must request relief
Don't hit me with a broom
Get another chief if you ain't got yourself a vacuum
Get another chief if you ain't got yourself a vacuum

And don't keep me in the car
I must get to the porch
Don't keep me in the car
A little torch will only get a girl so far
Yes, a little torch will only get a girl so far

Yes, I am a million miles away from home
And you're the only human here I know
Yes, I've been as truthful as a mammal can be
But still you insist on intertanglin'
Yes, still you insist on intertanglin'

And then starting rumors
That we are lovers
When you know that I've been running hard in the dark
And the only that I've been a-sleepin' with is the Cutty Sark
Yeah, the only that I've been a-sleepin' with is the Cutty Sark
Yeah, the only that I've been sleepin' with is the Cutty Sark

And don't slap me with a suit
I swear I didn't breach
Don't slap me with a suit
You wrote our friends that I'm a leach, but you're just confused
You wrote our friends that I'm a leach, but you're just confused
You wrote our friends that I'm a leach. I hope you're confused

Morally Challenged

She's your gray-haired granny from Gadsden, Alabama, yeah
She's your gray-haired granny from Gadsden, Alabama, yeah
She's your gray-haired granny from Gadsden, Alabama, yeah
You never see her 'cause she's always in the slammer
She's your gray-haired granny from Gadsden, Alabama, yeah

She's your hard-hearted mama from Appalachiacola, yeah
She's your hard-hearted mama from Appalachiacola, yeah
She's your hard-hearted mama from Appalachiacola, yeah
You're daddy's dead, or at least that's what she told ya
She's your hard-hearted mama from Appalachiacola, yeah

He's your long-lost daddy from Union, Mississippi, yeah
He's your long-lost daddy from Union, Mississippi, yeah
He's your long-lost daddy from Union, Mississippi, yeah
He's been with Nelly since nineteen-and-sixty
He's your long-lost daddy from Union, Mississippi, yeah

She's your morally-challenged sister from Albany, Georgia
She's your morally-challenged sister from Albany, Georgia
She's your morally-challenged sister from Albany, Georgia
You never liked her, but you never porked
She's your morally-challenged sister from Albany, Georgia

You're a reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana, yeah
You're a reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana, yeah
You're a reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana, yeah
W.H. Auden wrote all your favorite stanzas
You're a reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana, yeah

Reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana
Reader of poems from Slidell, Louisiana
Reader of poems from Slidell
Slidell, Louisiana, yeah

No Thanks To You

We were down, so down
We were blue, so blue
Oh, we sure were in a bind
But now we're makin' it through these tryin' times

We're gonna do fine, no thanks, no thanks
No thanks, no thanks to you

It is hard, so hard
Sometimes we don't know what to do
You act like it's a crime
Just to survive tryin' times

We're gonna do fine, no thanks, no thanks
No thanks, no thanks to you

You're nasty little comments, they sure do cut deep
But we're not gonna listen to another ugly peep

We're gonna do fine, no thanks, no thanks
No thanks, no thanks to you

We're gonna do fine, no thanks, no thanks
No thanks, no thanks to you

You're nasty little comments, they sure do cut deep
But we're not gonna listen to another ugly peep

We're gonna do fine, no thanks, no thanks
No thanks, no thanks to you

No, no, no thanks to you
No, no, no thanks to you
No, no, no thanks to you
No, no, no thanks to you

Puppy Sleeps

Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps

When I take out the trash
And I feed the cat

Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps

When I read the paper
Free from guilty capers

Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps
Yeah, while the puppy sleeps

Yeah, we'll have a little horseplay
Inside, play on the parquet

It Takes All Kinds

I am a lonely guy
I sit around the house gettin' high
My only friends are dealers and dolers
All we have in common is psychoactive compounds
Sittin' in their sad living rooms
That smells like stale mounds of semen

Chorus:
I guess it takes all kinds
I guess it takes all kinds
I guess it takes all kinds
I guess it takes all kinds

I am a lonely man
I crave companionship
All in flannel I watch the scrambled channel
For a glimpse of the goodness that I never get to handle

(Chorus x 2)

His sad little obsession is a digital impression
Of a darling little girl that he adores
What really toots his whistle is a certain set of pixels
Of a darling little girl that he adores

(Chorus x 4)

Cobalt Blue

The sky went papal purple as they started plowing forth
They gunned it over the grapevine they gave it all it's worth
When they glided to the valley floor the dark was like a blanket
That they pulled over their heads both crazy and complacent
They were hurtling toward something that they didn't understand
Propelled out of a past that was beyond their command

Chorus:
Cobalt blue, when they were through
Cobalt blue, what did they do

Dust was like magic sprinkled settling on the dash
As his hand finally found and pushed aside her pants
They struggled like constrictors they snapped together tight
They moved in concert instinctively and right
'Til big ripples of vibrations erupted from within
The middle of the both of them, shook their foundations

(Chorus)

Flew from that fragrant forest funny soaring through the night
With a sizzle that was certain to short-circuit and ignite
It was fuel for speculation calculations conjured up
And the energy released was like some opium
They used their euphoria like a force-field
To shield them from the future form the inevitable

(Chorus)

How smoothly power shifted from night into day
Morning didn't break so much as it did infiltrate
They were dirty and delirious they were damn near out of gas
So they took a truckstop exit in the shadow of mount shasta
And over eggs and toast and coffee they conversed convincingly
Convinced of their good fortune conspiratorially

(Chorus)

Simple slingshot old "sink or swim'"
Ending was entirely dependent on their invention
It wasn't wrong of them if that's what you think
They did what they had to do they acted out of instinct
It was human nature that bound them together
They performed precisely as mathematics dictated

(Chorus x 2)