Another Victory Like This and We're Done For

by Horse Eats Hat

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released November 6, 2012

Recorded, mixed, and engineered by Paul Cassella, August 2012, in Branford CT. Produced by Deanna McMillan. All songs written by Horse Eats Hat.

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Track Name: Underground
why does that lava flow from your mouth?
all that you say just stays underground
what are your ideas?
do you deal in fear?
you say you’ll build something new
but save it for next year
all I trust you should doubt
you get what you put out

you'll always stick your seeds in the earth
you can’t enjoy your hands in the dirt
you’ve buried the light that’s clever and free
it catches your eye when in stark relief
when your blood goes bad
pour it on some plants
or do they not run deep enough?
do they not fit your plans?
I could trust what you shout
you get what you put out
Track Name: The Mocker
what can I do to raise your hopes?
will this face I’ve made break your mope?
I can’t force you to learn to cope
you make me feel five years old
you make me feel five years old

to move a sprain could tear the tissue
i’d crack a bone before i’d miss you
you’re positive you’d never shout
i’d squeeze my hand til blood came out
i’d squeeze my hand til blood came out

when I’m cold is when I miss you the most
your arm around my shoulder like a boast
I can finally breathe and everything slows
you make me feel five years old
you make me feel five years old

i ran water to drown the noise
from instruments you never employed
if i pull you close to me
you’d squeeze my hand until it bleeds
you’d squeeze my hand until it bleeds

every atom on the planet collides
when you raise your voice in a fight
as if all that’s at stake is your life
then I recall each of your sighs
in case one doubles as a slight
Track Name: Third Wave Fifth Column
we are not here to make amends
we will fight until we win
we've got your daughters in our sites
if they allow, we’ll teach them their rights

but you've got to make amends
with yourself and all your friends
your allies will keep running
if you abstract them as enemies

if you don’t know why, get out of the way
tomorrow will be longer than today
will you make a mess knowing what’s at stake?
history’s a nightmare in which we will awake

it doesn’t mean anything when it means nothing
no one offered to help you sing
but what choices remain for you?
when things get ugly we will eat our own news

there's a silence in your history
but is that better than the pain
of fighting with your backs
facing a zero-sum game?

because you've got to make amends
with yourself and all your friends
your allies will keep running
you might forget who you should hit
Track Name: Walk It Off
walk it off
walk it off
when your hands go numb
just walk it off

when your blood stops running
down into your shoes
you can’t stand up
your lips will turn blue
but no matter what you know
you know just what to do
walk it off
walk it off

everything’s for sale
and nothing’s at stake
you’re buried to your neck
in your own stupid weight
they’ll take one look at you
and not forget your name
your needs discarded
all the same

walk it off
walk it off
when your feet freeze up
just walk it off

you’ll shut your mouth
and you’ll give birth
right when the introverts
inherit the earth
walk it off
walk it off
when your heart stops its beat
just walk it off
walk it off
Track Name: Rape the Willing
I paint my face in death
I raise the stakes with every breath
you’re just trying to be a man
I can’t do the best I can

you can’t rape the willing
when you finally become a man
come and find me if you can
you’ve had all these years to plan

you cut your way into problems
with my upper body bent
you’re too smart to leave evidence
you’re too smart to leave evidence

choke me cos you think I’ll like it
I’ll forget your name
kill me before it’s over
you’ll forgive me just the same
it’s not enough to hold me back
you have to do me in
but I don’t want it, I won’t share
you’ll leave here a permanent grin
you can limp as fast as you can
you’ll never walk in this town again
you’ll never walk in this town again