Ghost Bikes Ride

by Das Kapital

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Marc R.: Guitar, Vocals
Nick Kubica: Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Scaccia: Bass, Vocals
Davey Houle: Drums

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released 22 August 2012
Recorded by Erik Rasmussen at Observatory Studios.

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Track Name: Living Sideways
Living Sideways

For all the things you fucking do
Acting like you never knew
You're see-through, when held up to the light
A rich kid and his silver spoon
Barking out a tired old tune
Confident that his life will turn out right

How do you live, how do you live sideways?
How do you live, how do you live sideways?
Why do you think, why do you think sideways?
Why do you think, why do you think sideways?

When you fall asleep at night
Bathed in your self-righteous light
Does a tickle of doubt ever nag at you?
Or do you dip your privileged head
Secure there in your downy bed
Dreaming dreams of joyous might makes right?

How do you live, how do you live sideways?
How do you live, how do you live sideways?
Why do you think, why do you think sideways?
Why do you think, why do you think sideways?
Track Name: Ghost Bikes Ride
Ghost Bikes Ride

Yes, I'm a faggot but doesn't define me
Yes, I make music, some people like it
Yes, I've been in love--over and over and over again
No, I'm not finished, not by fucking half

We might not make it x2

Yes, the world is shitty but at least I'm trying
Yes, sometimes it seems so very hopeless
Yes, I'll be there whenever you need me
No, I'm not finished, not by fucking half

We might not make it x4

Ghost bikes on every corner! x4

We might not make it x2
We might not make it home
Track Name: Claudius the God
Claudius the God

The frowning fates will make us pay
We stutterers and frauds who say
That men become Gods by mere acclaim
The Heaven and Earth are all the same

You say we're witless and weak and just in the way
But the meek will make of your a bones--a temple
On this blessed day

Grandfather gray forgive my cheek
And gift me now the words I seek
To budge such minds now cast in stone
To warm the hands of those that fight alone

You say we're witless and weak and just in the way
But the meek will make of your bones--a temple
On this blessed day
Track Name: Don't Even
Don't Even

Don't even say--that you like it that way
Don't even talk--if you can't walk the walk

I'm shutting you out--every word you say
I'm shutting it down--not gonna play today
Disconnect--you can tempt me all you want
Disconnect--and I'm just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake

Don't even think--or do you even think?
You're the pause between--a nod and a wink

I'm shutting you out--every word you say
I'm shutting it down--not gonna play today
Disconnect--you can tempt me all you want
Disconnect--and I'm just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake it
Just not gonna fake it--right?
Track Name: Song For R. Buckminster Fuller
Song For R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't fight forces--you've gotta use them

Man made God in his own image true
While punishing the world as egotists do
Tiring work--greedy work

Don't fight forces--you've gotta use them

Dymaxion mind 'neath the polar stars
Upends the equation, sees things as they are
Tiring work
Endless work

Don't fight forces--you've gotta use them

God is verb--not a noun
Track Name: Reverse Bear Trap
Reverse Bear Trap

I can see you with your hands out
A ship abandoned to the coming storm
Black blood is leaking cells are speaking
As they plummet to the hungry waves
I can see you falling backwards
Frozen fleeing through the wasted years
Into nothing, such precious nothing
This pool of painless is bereft of tears

Can you see me, lighting fires now
A tiny signal on the distant shore?
It's threshold burning, the world is turning
To drown itself in the nameless dark
I can see you falling backwards
Frozen fleeing through the wasted years
Into nothing, such precious nothing
This pool of painless is bereft of tears

Rain down sound
Track Name: Oh Well
Oh Well

One of billions
Spawning towards the sky
More each moment
Nowhere left to hide

Oh well
Face the human tide
Arms open wide
Face the human tide
No one left alive

Mindless masses
A tidal wave of flesh
Hate your species
A weight around your neck

Oh well
Face the human tide
Arms open wide
Face the human tide
No one left alive
Track Name: (I Don't Wanna Die in) Carbondale
(I Don't Wanna Die in) Carbondale

Beer in hand I walk the streets
Down beneath the trees
Could I call this place my home?
Something's telling me
Something's telling me....

I don't wanna die in Carbondale
I don't wanna die in Carbondale
I don't wanna die in Carbondale
Buried beneath the Lost Cross

Big city life can twist your head
Make it heard to breathe
But no matter just how bad it gets
Something's telling me
Something's telling me...

I don't wanna die in Carbondale
I don't wanna die in Carbondale
I don't wanna die in Carbondale
Buried beneath the Lost Cross
Track Name: Hey There, Ivan!
Hey There, Ivan!

Well, the cowboy, he rides hard
Through a wasteland, and he loves it
But as the cancer eats his lungs
Through the restless in his soul
He thinks...

Hey there, Ivan
You'd better come back to stay
'Cause when I look into your eyes
It seems like yesterday

Well, the cowboy is not real
He's an archetype that should be put to sleep
But as the cancer eats his lungs
He fingers his three-piece suit
And says...

Hey there, Ivan
You'd better come back to stay
'Cause when I look into your eyes
It seems like yesterday
Track Name: Run Faster
Run Faster

There's a chill in the air
And the crowds they seethe
With their vacant stare
But there's strength in the work
It's a job you'll never shirk

Always at the end of your rope
Always at the end of your rope
But you don't care
You don't care

There's a way to begin
When your grip is slack
And the tires spin
But there's strength in the work
It's a job you'll never shirk

Always at the end of your rope
Always at the end of your rope
But you don't care
You don't care

Summer days are gone
But there's still time left
Track Name: Two Black Dogs
Two Black Dogs

I'm writing this letter--
This missive, unfettered
By conscience, or purpose
Those things men hold worthless

We fight the dying of the light
Fight
The dimming of our sight

Two black dogs with eyes bright
Move silent through deep night
They'll run hard 'til day breaks
Then sleep hard as the world wakes

They fight the dying of the light
Fight
The dimming of their sight
Track Name: Make You Scared Keep You Scared
Make You Scared Keep You Scared

I’ve got a TV
It doesn’t trust me
It makes my head hurt
But that’s alright

We watch you while you’re sleeping

I see the world spin
Out of my control
It makes my mouth dry
But that’s all right

First they make you scared
Then they keep you scared
I’ll keep my mouth shut
But that’s all right

We watch you while you’re sleeping

Keep your head down I hear
The Big One’s coming
Keep your head down I hear
The Big One’s coming
Track Name: Way Past Gone
Way Past Gone

Way past gone--got nothing here to sell
Been drinkin' since about half past noon
Ain't feelin' very well
But it makes it good
Makes it right
So come along, with me tonight

Way past gone--the writins' on the wall
Least I know you'll always be there
To kick me when I fall
You make it good
You make it right
So have a drink, with me tonight

Way past gone--just let me die in peace
Drag my body to the nearest bar
And face me to the East
It makes it good
It makes it right
So die with me, here tonight

Way past gone--ain't no stoppin' now
Just say your lines and do your dance
No need to take a bow
It won't be good
It won't be right
But it's all we got here tonight