Don't Forget

by James Moats

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This album is the second in a series of two compilations from a huge scale recording project that spanned most of 2005 and 2006. The tracks were remixed and mastered, then arranged in a very listenable and compelling collection of songs.

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released May 13, 2012

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Track Name: 808
truly paranoid
but all of you are on my side

don't forget your friends
they are the light

i wish you hadn't seen me this way
but anyway it's all fair game
Track Name: Al Sharpton
the world is flying upside down
society keeps my stomach in the tumble dry
the economy fake as it is
leaves my pants around my ankles

this is the way of the world
this is my day to day
al sharpton can sing praise jesus
but i say praise your days away

it's hellfire and rhinestones
on the outside today
i can see through the swampy haze
and your scent has yet to fade away

this is the soul of a girl
and that is my way to say that
jesse jackson will sing praise jesus
and i say praise your days away
Track Name: Fart Flavored Candy
i go falling out and farther into space
and farther away from wherever i donate
i haven't been seeing straight
i've been falling out as of late

sugar water is flooding out my brain
it's throwing off my equilibrium
i seem to have lost all shame
i've been scrubbing hard to remove the stains

who turned the picture around
who put the picture face down
why is this happening to me
man how did this all come to be

it's saturday in the middle of the week
and the senior citizens have hit the streets
it's yesterday in the middle of next week
and i'm trying to shake this losing streak
Track Name: End of The Ride
get in line
that's what they're telling me
i can't find the time
to find the end
of the line
where it begins
i'm not surprised
it's eating itself again

take tomorrow
cast it to the side
later today
could be the end

of the ride
remain seated
this is not the time
for an accident

we'll find a way
to a better place
don't sweat it today
this is not a race

take tomorrow
cast it to the side
later today
could be the end

of the ride
remain seated
this is not the time
for an accident
Track Name: Asshat
said don't push it too far
it's not your ass but your mouth
that's the dirtiest part

but don't get discouraged
your mind is where it starts

there's no escaping your own voice
accepting your choices
regretting the day you were torn

between the true and the fabled
you'll never be able
to give up your hunger for lent

you rinse before brushing
but it really does nothing
for the shit that flows out of both ends
Track Name: Hot Spot
it used to be a hot spot this place
with a parking lot the size of outer space
but it's vacant and abandoned
with grass in the cracks in the pavement

this would make a great cornfield
or any kind of field at all
it used to be a mountain town
now it's a shopping mall

a big business will come along
and tear all this out
and then they will re-pave it
and they will pave it all again

this would make a great cornfield
or any kind of field at all
it used to be a mountain town
now it's a wal-mart about to fall down

they used to worship wicker
and now they've got bumper stickers
that say pave it all
that say pave it all again

it used to be a hot spot this place
with enough black top to pave outer space
Track Name: Nothing Wrong
when was the last time
we had a day like this this time of year
at ease in my mind
i know there's nothing more to fear

there's nothing wrong

the radio was talking all day
telling me things i didn't know
i had to stop and think
so many things left to let go of

there's nothing wrong with me or you
we've got a lot of work to do
but there's nothing wrong

with natural grace
at a natural pace
Track Name: Render Me
a pie pan in the face of me
is what i need to desaturate
to pixelize and posterize
render me unrecognizable

i do need to out do

the big picture i'm the painter
what's left is the blur effect
no one to blame but myself today
the file size exceeds storage space

i need to i want to it's untrue

don't you want to out do

why can't it be in a pamphlet
motivation 1 - 2 - 3
so how about it dr. phil
do you have an hour to kill on me

paint shop me
photo shop me
render me unrecognizable
Track Name: Seeing Ghosts
lately i've been seeing ghosts
outside of my night window
it has been keeping me up nights
baby please don't turn off the lights

the faces looking in at me
woe is me

tell a lie
sing myself a lullaby
tell me it means nothing
they just shake their heads at me

don't believe a word i say
the truth's come back to haunt me
and we'll all be hanging out one day
it's coming round the mountain

i'll fire a warning in the ground
it's never safe to sneak up
on a bloke that totes a loaded gun
whose lies are like a fountain

lately i've been blowing smoke
it goes right back in my nose
it has been keeping me up high
tell a lie

the faces looking in at me
they're all me
they're all me
Track Name: Part Time
let's start again
give life a brand new sheen
let's begin again
brand new and exciting

because life after all is part time
sleep work then punch the clock and die

move to foreign land
a change in attitude
if debts are made less
then i have followed through

because life after all is part time
sleep work then punch the clock and die

something's coming my way
i can feel it
Track Name: The Screening Process
time is the spline that holds them both together
it pushes with force in the rut their forever

they never question
they'll never break down
you can see right through
but there's no way out

lies are the ties that bind them both together
he keeps a head full of silly things

it is a frame-up
the screening process
you can see right through
but there's no way out
Track Name: Shelf Life
so tell me what's your shelf life
how long will you hang around
before your taste is gone
you must be getting warm up there

it must be a shock
a room with a view
for my combination lock
the key belongs to you

someone has a story about a girl
the most persistent in the world
i meant what i said and i'll say it again
denial means nothing to the most sensitive men

as i open a beer
i force back a sneer
this is a point of interest

tell me how it feels
your carbonated blood
reality comes quick
i'm not your only love
Track Name: Tired
this is how i spend my day
this is how i earn my pay
how did i find my way here

just make the time move on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being dog-tired)
i find it hard to try
(tired of being tired - tired of being coffee-wired)
just make the time roll on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being hog-tied)
i'm tired of being tired
(tired of being tired - tired of being tired)

in this corporation
i find my separation
in my cubicle shoe box cell

i just want to spend my day
i just want to earn my pay
and go home
Track Name: Triangle vs. Cowbell
turn the heat down i'm going broke
and it's cold as hell in here anyway

and i don't know where the water goes
it must be running all day

i haven't called in a couple of weeks
and i'm sure that makes me wrong somehow
about we don't get into that
and i promise that i won't get down

it's the loud sound of triangle
it's not meant to be in the front now
like the lead sound of loud cowbell
it's not meant to be in the front now
Track Name: Damn TV
shots were fired on the TV last night
i tried to turn it down
but it kept coming around again

the cops were lined up on the sidewalk
waiting for something to break, but nothing happened
the crime scene photos and paperwork did themselves

it was a long day and i washed the hours away
with the TV

i know you were sleeping
i know it disturbs you
that damn tv, you say every morning

i know you were sleeping
i know it disturbs you
that damn tv, you say every morning