Folklore

One-Trick Pony

You say you're identical to none
Well you're identical to some
Who wants to be a some?
Not me
I am not a one-trick pony
I am not a one-trick pony
I really feel no one can own me
I really feel no thing can hold me

Nobody can control me
Nobody can conform me
Nobody can disown me
Nobody can ignore me

So slow down
One-trick pony

I am not a one-trick pony
I am not a one-trick pony
For you I will not dance and
For you I will not prance

And where I was last
I'll never be at
And after that
I've already passed

Slow down
And hear this sound
One-trick pony

Yeah, you do it for a price
I can see it in your eyes
See that role was never mine
I don't want to stand in line
See how that one-trick story goes
If she weren't on time you'd never know
Cause a one-tick pony steals the show
You're just a pony

So back down
To the ground
And chill out

Girl, you better shape up, girl, you better shape up
Yeah you got it so, so so so bad
Yeah, you better shape up
Yeah, just keep your chin up
No half ass, no half ass
(She's coming undone, she's coming undone)

One-trick pony
Just ride ride ride
Just ride ride ride
Ride ride ride

The Grass is Green

Oh, I once had something
Something that was so good
Better than the last thing I touched
Then turned right around on that something
I guess I figured I didn't like that much

Oh yeah, the grass is green
But can you tell me, can you feel it, I wanna feel it
Oh yeah, the grass is green
But I think I stained my jeans
And now everybody knows that I been in it

I am a believer
But as I was standing
In line, somebody took my place
Yes, I'm a believer, never mind what they say
I got so tired along the way hey

Oh yeah, the grass is green
But can you tell me, can you feel it, I just wanna feel it
Oh yeah, the grass is green
But I think I stained my jeans
And now everybody knows that I been in it

I've got a skeleton that's deeper than any closet
And a bomb that I will drop on it
You opened up to me
'Til I could only see the beauty in your dishonesty yeah, yeah

Oh yeah, the grass is green
But can you tell me, can you feel it, you just wanna feel it
Oh yeah the grass is green
But it think I stained my jeans and now,
Baby, you can tell that I been in it

Oh yeah, the grass is green
But it's not what it seems cause when you think
You want it you just need it
Forget just what you need
The clock is ticking and this life is a train, man, I think you're on it
And it's what you wanted, and what you needed
It's what you wanted, and what you needed
And it's what you wanted, and what you needed
It's what you wanted, and what you needed
Or is it what I needed and what you wanted

Powerless (Say What You Want)

Paint my face in your magazines
Make it look whiter than it seems
Paint me over with your dreams
Shove away my ethnicity
Burn every notion that I may have a flame inside to fight
And say just what is on my mind
Without offending your might

Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do
So say what you want
Say what you want

I saw her face outside today
Weatherworn, looking all the rage
They took her passion and her gaze and made a poster
Now it's moccasins we sport
We take the culture and contort
Perhaps only to distort what we are hiding

Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do
But say what you want
Say what you want

Hey you, the one, the one outside, are you ever gonna get in, get in
Hey you, the one that don't fit in, how ya, how ya gonna get in
Hey you, the one outside, are you ever gonna get in with your
Broken teeth, broken jaw, broken mojo
Yeah, this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do

Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do
Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do
Say what you want
Say what you want
Say what you want
Say what you want
Say what you want
Say what you want
Say, say, say
Life is too short
Just for you
Feel powerless
Gonna do

Picture Perfect

Picture perfect a life that you saw in a magazine
Or maybe a travelling book
Wanted to get on that plane and fly away
Cause you are a rock star deep down inside
You walk with a swagger, got nothin' to hide
Cigarette in your mouth, a cuff on your jeans
Your sideburns are perfect, you're a perfect and lean
So you made an oil painting to immortalize
All of the hope and vision in your eyes
In your leisure coat, cowboy hat
North American records and so much to bat for

Please bring me along
Please bring me along
Cause I want to see everything you have to offer me

Get a job lifting cement
Oh it's so dry when it rains it gets wet
And the village was great, but now it's a suburb
You left behind half of all that you had learned
You relearn a couple things along the way
The thrift shop so clean all for half what you'd pay
So you try everything on, on for size
Drop top your Camaro and go for a ride

Please bring me along
Please bring me along
Cause I want to see everything you have to offer me

Oh and I, I don't mind
To sit here and waste my time
Oh but this world, it is not mine to define
And I want to shine

Please bring me along
Please take me away
I don't want to stay

And I want to see everything you have to offer me
And I want to see everything you have to offer me
And I want to see everything you have to offer me
And I want to see everything you have to offer me
I want to see everything the world has to offer me
I want to see everything the world has to offer me
I want to show everything I have to offer it
I want to show everything I have to offer it now

Explode

Vera's face burnt as a memory of bedroom fun
With a ligther and some hairspray
Smoking in the girls' room
Not worse than Shelley's rape behind the McDonald's
By a man she thought was fine, didn't tell anybody
Or maybe back then we just thought that she was getting some

Now we look back and see that she didn't know how
We never thought that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode

Then getting drunk in the bushes by the road outside the Kmart
Rolling around in them to see if you would get prickled
Slip the acid on your tongue rooftop mall parkade
We couldn't get enough

Then count the stars and the ten million woes
Just you and the universe judging each other
We never knew that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode
As we explode
As we let go

It's a fight, it's a fight and you finally belong
Got a shiner now and it's more than a battle scar
More than a battle scar, such a good, good story to tell
At lunch break, lunch break, lunch break, lunch break
Such a good, good story to tell

You bully, you break, you bully, you break
You fake, you fake, you fake, you fake
You smoke, you toke, you want, you flaunt,
You hit it and you're in it and it's spinning
And it's wild
We never thought that we'd get caught up
Stuck in the teenage waste

As we explode
As we explode
As we explode
As we let go

We're counting the stars
We're counting the stars
We're gonna go far, we're gonna go far
We're counting the stars, we're counting the stars
We're not very far, we're not very far

And it's you and me in the open air
It's truth or dare, we don't care
We're counting the stars,
We're counting the stars,
We're counting the stars, we're counting the stars

Saturdays

Hot motel
Stuffy inside
I know well
These eleven walls
Hot black tar
I tan my legs
I rest my heart
And dream of the city

Magazine and diet coke
I'm not a joke
This is me
Damaged leg
Heavy cart
Plastic cups
Linen mart

Rock garden
Where I used to play
People stare
Part of their day
Coffee break
Lunch at noon
Pumpernickel steak
Green and orange room

Done my list
I make my way
To help my mother
End her day
Fresh cut grass
Parking lot
We roll on out
We got a lot

We're on our way
Roll the window down
And scream out loud
Oh we're tired now

Take it home
Stop on the way
To the bakery
For some fruit and cake
At home I lay
After a shower clean
I hit my head
And I dream

Try

All I know
Is everything is not as it's sold
But the more I grow the less I know
And I have lived so many lives
Though I'm not old
And the more I see, the less I grow
The fewer the seeds, the more I sow

Then I see you standing there
Wanting more from me
And all I can do is try
Then I see you standing there
Wanting more from me
And all I can do is try, try

I wish I hadn't seen all of the realness
And all the real people are really not real at all
The more I learn, the more I learn
The more I cry, the more I cry
As I say goodbye to the way of life
I thought I had designed for me

Then I see you standing there
Wanting more from me
And all I can do is try
Then I see you standing there
I'm all I'll ever be
But all I can do is try oh
Try, try, try

All of the moments that already passed
We'll try to go back and make them last
All of the things we want each other to be
We never will be, we never will be
That's wonderful, that's life
That's you, baby
This is me, baby
We are, we are, we are, we are, we are, we are
Free
In our love
We are free in our love
Try

Build You Up

Baby don't believe it

Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's in your eyes
I can see the weakness
You don't have to hide
I can take you under
Under my wing
Cause your voice gives me a song
That I love to sing

Baby, they'll build you up
Only to tear you down
Don't give up
Baby don't believe it, baby don't believe it

Baby they'll build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it, baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

You were just a child
Ready to explore
And everything you saw
Looked like an open door

A place you can remember
You'd love to go back
But you can't even comprehend
That it's all in the past

Baby they build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it, baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

Baby they'll build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it, baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

Put your heart in my hands and I won't hurt you
Put your heart in my hands
I promise not to
Put your heart in my hands
I'll lift you up, you'll fly away, I'll lift you up, lift you up
Baby they'll build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it,
Oh, it's good for nothing
I'll never build you up, only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it, baby don't believe it
Oh it's good for nothing
Baby just believe it, baby just believe it, it's good for something
I'll never build you up, only to tear you down, oh it's good for nothing
I love you the way you are

Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat

I rock these bare feet like no one else can
My hands are dirty I like 'em that way
Shows who I am

I'm fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat

The wine tastes good on my sweet lips like sunshine
The plastic on the furniture suits me just fine

I am fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat yeah
Fresh off the boat
Sing in in the mountain
Fresh off the boat,
Feel it in your radio
Fresh off the boat,
Sing it in the mountain
Fresh off the boat
Hear it on your radio

Querida menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Apanha um barco branco e vai vai vai
Apanha um barco branco e sai sai sai

Aquela menina a beira do mar
Aquela menina a beira do mar
Aquela menina a beira do mar
Querida menina e vai vai vai

Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat,
Fresh off the boat

Querida menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Aquela menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Querida menina a beira do mar
Beira do mar mar yeah!

Island of Wonder

The man wrinkles his face
But it's already worn
The coffee is sour
And the shirt is torn
But the smile is bigger than the Atlantic sea
It happens to bring out the Atlantis in me
Island of wonder
Where do you come from
Is it the way the sun hits my face
Or is it your memory which I cannot trace
I cannot trace

Eu vejo mais ao longe
Pessoas sem fome
Com pes sangrando
Na vereda florida
And the church bell dongs
A remarkable song
And I swallow the salt
As I hum along
The woman she laughs as I pass her by
In a patchwork dream I left behind
Island of wonder
Where do you come from
Is it the way the sun
Hits my face
Or is it your memory which I cannot trace
I cannot trace

Look at me I have so much pride
I took my shoes off I ran I did not hide
Yeah look at me I have so much pride
I will give my dowry for the prize
Island of wonder
Where are you going
Nobody knows it
But it is snowing
In the hearts and minds of every kind of universe
Universe, universe
Island of wonder
Where are you going
Nobody knows it
But it is snowing
In the hearts and minds of every kind of universe
Universe, universe

Forca

It is the passion flowing right on through your veins
And it's the feeling like you're oh so glad you came
It is the moment you remember you're alive
It is the air you breathe, the element, the fire
It is a flower that you took the time to smell
It is the power that you know you got as well
It is the fear inside that you can overcome
This is the orchestra, the rhythm and the drum

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar

It is the soundtrack of your ever-flowing life
It is the wind beneath your feet that makes you fly
It is the beautiful game that you choose to play
When you step out into the world to start your day
You show your face and take it in and scream and pray
You're gonna win it for yourself and us today
It is the gold, the green, the yellow and the grey
The red and sweat and tears, the love you got. Hey!

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar
Forca, forca, forca, forca
Closer to the sky,
Closer, way up high,

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar

Com uma forca, com uma forca
It is the passion flowing right on through your veins
And its the feeling like you're oh so glad you came
It is the moment you admit that you're alive
It is the element, oh the fire, oh the fire
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar
Oh the fire
Oh the fire
Forca, forca, forca, forca, forca
Come on

Childhood Dreams

I can't believe you need me
I never thought I would be needed for anything
I can't belive my shoulder would carry such important weight
As your head and your tears
I can't belive you chose me, in all my fragility, me
It hurts so much when I love you, it makes me cry
Every time

Oh you, oh you are, oh you are
The little boy made for me in the stars
In the stars, that's why I can't let you go
The little boy made for me in the stars
That's why I love you more the further I go
And before this existence you were always there
Waiting for me
You are, you are the realest thing I know
Hands down
The realest thing I know

I am not used to being carried
Or being able to carry a pretty song
I have been bruised by my many trails
Sometimes my skin's so thick it's frail
I just need to be ignored 'til I wake up to the beauty that is yours
And it all comes to life so suddenly
This is a place that's so deep, the water's so deep I hesitate, cause

All the energy it takes to feel this power
I tend to run, I tend to hide, I tend to scream 'til I find you and I know I got you
I know, I know, I know

You're the little boy made for me in the stars
In the stars, that's why I can't let you go
The little boy made for me in the stars
That's why I love you more the further I go
And before this existence you were always here
Inside of me
You are, you are the realest thing I know
Hands down
The realest thing I know

I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams,
My childhood dreams

When you carry me, when you carry me, when you carry me
It's so happy yeah

I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
My childhood dreams

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