Spoke

by TKO Faith Healer

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released February 14, 2017

Photo by Andy McMillan. andymcmillanphoto.com

Music by Kelly Williams, Brett Whittlesey, Aaron Rogers,
Jeremy Fisher, Bo White

Tiny Girls written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
All others written by TKOFH.

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Track Name: creature's day
grabbing blindly for handfuls till the vacancy’s filled
it’s no exaggeration, these fucking clowns are killing me
if i don’t die of boredom, i’ll be on my way
because you know a creature must play

i’ll step into a dancehall and music just stops
i will wink at an attendant and an airplane just drops
if i don’t die of boredom, i’ll be on my way
because you know a creature must play

for any occasion i’m too late to depart
no apologies for this insufferable heart
if i don’t die of boredom, i’ll be on my way
because you know a creature must play
Track Name: the heat
the pavement sears, the clothes all cling
you can’t compete, the heat
the sweat it soaks every inch
from skull to feet, the heat
there are no fans, no sheets of ice
there’s no relief, the heat

an anxious man wrings his hands
he’s incomplete, the heat
a lady turns, she’s curious now
a chance to meet, the heat
there are no fans, no sheets of ice
there’s no relief, the heat
Track Name: charactor actor
it’s your secret face, don’t unveil it now
take a cue from us and hide out
inconspicuous, in your awkward phase
keep it steady now, don’t freak out

flee the sign of an imminent beast,
in a cadillac bound for the east
the rust is a sign of experience,
but what about things we don’t see?
yeah we’re character actors

another casting call, the pacific leech
blonde and slim and tall, oh so out of reach
i don’t recall the name, but i know that face
it’s mask at best, it’s a disgrace

flee the sign of an imminent beast,
in a cadillac bound for the east
the rust is a sign of experience,
but what about things we don’t see?
yeah we’re character actors
Track Name: keep it contained
another man stands here to face the committee on his own
another wasted year, time to inform the boys at home
got my behavior right (can you keep it contained?)
my best behavior now

well a fiend is no fiend till he acts on
rugged thoughts in the back of his mind
it’s no worse than what mother was thinking
i’ve been bold, i’ve been caught, served my time

another man stands here to face the committee on his own
another wasted year, time to inform the boys at home
got my behavior right (can you keep it contained?)
my best behavior now

if intention is genuine or counterfeit
and black and white is the rule of the game
well i acknowledge i toy with the middle
a bit rakish, but you know, just the same
a fiend ain’t a fiend till he acts on
rugged thoughts in the back of his mind
it’s no worse than what mother was thinking
i’ve been bold, i’ve been caught, served my…
Track Name: circling
i can’t offer the paper that equals the gold to live
on the floor of this factory
the tacit subjection, the driveling heap
it all seems so much
you’re dressed like your papa efficient and proper
a wink at the foreman of the factory
an accident waiting, safety orange vests
a crowd is now circling a body
who are we circling now?

there is no compassion in this carnal machine
we’re ants in a hill till we’re worthless
some ants get it better, a new cashmere sweater,
to rip from their chest like a mad man
you’re dressed like your papa efficient and proper,
a wink at the foreman of the factory
an accident waiting, safety orange vests,
a crowd is now circling a body
who are we circling now?
Track Name: tiny girls
(by iggy pop and david bowie)
well the day begins
you don't want to live
'cause you can't believe
in the one you're with
yeah you know her tricks
and you know her past
when she makes that face
you just have to laugh
and you feel like such a know-it-all
when you only want just a tiny girl
and you hope she'll sing.
so you turn around
towards those tiny girls
yeah they got no tricks
yeah they got no past
yeah that's what you think
and you hope she'll sing
but she sings of greed
like a young banshee
and she wants for this
and she wants for that
man, what did you think?