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DAMAGE​/​CONTROL

by Derailed Freight Train

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released March 18, 2015

all lyrics, muzakal instruments and production by Derailed Freight Train
(except "One Fell Swoop", produced by Idiom Creak and Derailed Freight Train)


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Track Name: Cardboard Kisses
you and me yeah i know we've seen better days
but love takes work at least that's what some people say
some vandalism, time in prison, no big deal
we just need more time and then our wounds can heal

maybe your cardboard kisses on my tongue
and photos of when we were young
will make this all okay

if we don't get in balance you know that we'll fall
but then we'll get right back up, yeah we'll show 'em all
we'll go for dinner and a movie and be fine
I swear to fucking god we'll make it work this time

maybe some cardboard kisses on my tongue
and good old fashioned family fun
will make this go away

we used to make it up just as we went along
and it would come together just like a new song
it seemed together we could conquer the whole world
I was your superman and you my supergirl

but now our cardboard kisses don't mean shit
which is the only argument
that will not go away
Track Name: Next Dream
when you're walking down the road
and your heart is explodin'
and life is unfoldin'
and your joints come unrolled
and all your photographs are stolen
and you can't write a poem
but you gotta keep goin'
yeah, you gotta keep goin'
and your cancer's still growin'
and your lawn needs mowin'
and you're outside your front door
but you just can't go in
and you're talkin' to yourself
about reapin' and sowin'
and you're walking down the road
but you don't know where you're goin'

you'll get it right in the next dream
you'll be alive and on the big screen
you'll see your name up in silk screen
you'll get it right in the next dream

what is this?
this sucks dick.
what is this?
fuck this shit.

if you're wondering what you must do
you don't have to, you don't have to
the dice was cast in your past
and life won't last, no this life won't last
you do what you should do and then you're still screwed
you're lost at sea and you won't be rescued
but if you're wondering what you must do
you don't have to, you don't have to
Track Name: Electric Paintings
dead leaves and handkerchieves
and streetlights are all shut off to conserve energies
a dog barks as your lighter sparks
flick with your thumb no flame will come
so you just walk in the dark

backroads and alleyways
are the only place your comfortable, at least for today
your thoughts follow you closely behind
as you try to quicken your pace so you don't lose your mind
if only there was a place to go
where you could turn to mist and not exist
and no one would know

and all the houses
are electric paintings
with all the people and their warmth and all their play-things
just electric paintings

fuck blast the aftermath
you think to yourself and laugh as you pull out your flask
drink down in an empty field
all protected by the open space that keeps you concealed
from all of them doing all of that
all of those places easily findable on google maps
this is where you'd take your stand
but the wind is cold and you are old and hardly a man
you feel sick as the insects close in
and you welcome them to their new neighborhood of your skin
Track Name: Outta Yer Mind
good thing the day is done
'cause you're not afraid of the dark
it's time to go downtown
and see what kind of shit you can start
you drink it down and shoot it up
and snort anything you can find
and then you hop into the ride
so you can drive right outta yer mind

outta yer mind
you're outta yer mind

you park your shit and hit the bar
or at least the first one of the night
the next stop on your endless quest
to see who want to fuck or to fight
there she is and she's drunk as hell
with her boyfriend just out of sight
either way it's a win-win
you're gonna get to fucking party tonight

you kicked his ass in the parking lot
or at least that's what you think that you did
you stagger over the broken glass
and then remember what's under your trunk's lid
the crowbar gleams in the moonlight
as you bring it down hard on his skull
with all the glory and ecstasy
of the destruction of another man's soul
the cops show up and it's no surprise
as they throw you in the back of the van
I guess it's time to go back to jail
so you can start the shit all over again
Track Name: No Gravity at All
fell off the earth-ship
and now i'm nauseated by the spin of space
i wanna leave this place

flunked outta space camp
and now i'm uncredentialed with no residential base
i'm gonna lose this race

floatin' through the nothin'
overwhelmed by the overwhelming lack of sight or sound
and there's no up or down

wish i could go back home
where the redwood trees are deep-rooted and stand up strong and tall
instead of out here with no gravity at all

with no gravity at all
I can't fall

fell asleep and never woke up
and now my spacesuit's a rowboat and the universe my endless stream
and life is but a dream

the stars are far-off lightbulbs
endless unblinking eyes sittin' out there and just strarin' at me
why can't they let me be?

spinning I, space object
with no objective in mind, just killin' my time, but, gee…
why can't my time kill me?

once you leave it all behind
there is no rewind, just an endless, indefinite fall
(oh well)
good bye from out here
where there's not gravity at all
Track Name: One Fell Swoop
one fell swoop
and i fell for you
now i feel like poo on a stick
you make me sick

i saw you
now i'm though
and i'm stuck like glue to the floor
you filthy whore
oh me amour
i love you so
i see your face in places that i dream to go
i read your name spelled out in my alphabet soup
in one fell swoop

one fell swoop
and my heart belongs to you
leaving a hole inside my chest
you are the best

who are you, and what did you do
to the chemistry inside my head?
i'll kill you dead
with kindness that will have no end
your mailbox will explode with emails i'll send
you'll have to save them all so after you'll have proof
in one fell swoop

i love you and everything you do
is perfect in my eyes
filled up with lies

i meant tears
i'm must so happy that you're here
and right here you should stay
don't go away
I need you always by my side
you'll be my constant source of happiness and pride
i'll keep you all tied-up so you don't fly the coup
in one fell swoop

one fell swoop
Track Name: She's Not Hot Enough for Me
she wants to hold me
that's what she told me
she wants to go to bed right next to me and kiss me and console me
and she's no phony

she's got her head straight
she seems a good date
she want to go back to her place and smoke and drink and be my soulmate
man, ain't that so great?

but, she's not hot enough for me
oh, can't you see?
she's not hot enough for me
what misery
she's not hot enough for me
why must this be?
oh woe is me

she's got her style on
the makeup's piled on
she's got 1000 Facebook profile pics and that you can rely on
she's always tryin'

she knows the good bands
she don't wear name brands
and if i don't look at the rest of her i see that she's got nice hands
and pretty hair strands

i'm feelin' tipsy
and kinda risky
and feelin' like my whole life is a vocal being sung way off-key
somebody stop me

'cause she's not hot enough for me…

she sees me walk in
she hears me talkin'
she's feelin' kinda interested and so decides to do some stalkin'
she's got me locked in

we're introduced now
she kinda thinks "wow,
this guy seems pretty cool but something's kinda missing from his whole style…
he's got a weird smile"

she takes relief then
and stops believin'
that i am someone that she would potentially like to sink her teeth in
for whatever reason

i was a cool guy
that she can't deny
but i just wan't up to snuff and she can't quite exactly say why
and then she realizes with a sigh

that me's not hot enough for she
oh, can't you see?
me's not hot enough for she
what misery
me's not hot enough for she
why must this be?
oh woe is me
Track Name: Fried
broken like a tape deck
dyin' in a free pile
obsolescent object
couldn't make the last mile

'cause it was fried in the rays of a dead sun
born on the day that the feds won
when he breaks down get another one
fried in the rays of a dead sun

rust rests on rust best
and time takes what time blessed
and it's all for the best i guess

when you were fried in the rays of a dead sun
born on the day that the feds won
when he breaks down get another one
fried in the rays of a dead sun
Track Name: Logical Rain
logical rain falls straight down
it goes into the gutter where it swirls all around
and it mixes with the shit from all over town
and then evaporates bad up to fall back down

logical rain falls straight down

logical rain falls straight down
it doesn't meander or get blown around
it wastes no time on its mission to the ground
and it won't return your phone calls 'cause it won't be around

gravity is pulling on me
and i use my illogic to thwart its destiny
but it's the end of my life and i can finally see
that a straight line is the shortest distance in between
the sky and sewer and then back to the sky
with a vacation in the soil just to reinvigorfy
the chemical formulation that makes me this guy
(or that guy, or some other guy)
or the rain flyin' by
or that tear in your eye

logical rain
logical rain falls straight down
Track Name: Scratch the Sky
turn it on
turn it up
turn it down
turn it off
put it on
walk around and take it off
pull it out
bro it out
throw it out
get it back
lose track
think it's wack
think it's great
hate to love
love to hate
turn it on
turn it up
turn it down
turn it off
turn it on
turn it up

i wanna scratch the sky
make it bleed and feel alright
i wanna cut the sky
just once and then i'll die

when there's nothing left to do
and no one around to stick it to
nowhere to run nowhere to hide
don't keep it bottled up inside
shoot your mind's eye through the clouds
you'll own all the sunsets now
graffiti writers write on walls
but the sky's the the biggest wall of 'em all
so...
Track Name: Stars 'n Songs
i miss you, wanna kiss you
and destroy all the issues
that make us need tissues
and tissues and tissues

and i'll know by the stars in your eyes
and i'll know by the song in your smile

i find you and i lose you
and i find you like i always do
and ignore all the fools
who don't believe in our voodoo

and i'll hear through the sound of your eyes
and i'll swear by the stars in your smile

befriend you and end you
just to wind up within you
i'd wine you and dine you
but i can't read the menu

but i'll read through the eyes of your stars
and i'll believe all the stars in my eyes

pretend i never met you?
if you want to i'll let you
but like a cop i still promise
to serve and protect you

and i'll wait for the stars in your eyes
and i'll dream of the song in your smile

dysfunctional behavior
is part of our nature
but when our harmonies blend
we dissolve just like a vapor

and I'm lost in the stars of your eyes
where we breathe through the songs of our smiles

missed Skype calls through Ubutu
then i finally get through to you
say that disney drew you
and you say i'm pretty cute too

then you see there's still stars in my eyes
and i hear there's still songs in your smile

we're intertwined lovers
deep under the covers
where we're made for each other
like a sister and brother

'cause i made all the stars in your eyes
and i wrote all the songs in your smile

yeah i made all the stars in your eyes
and i wrote all the songs in your smile
Track Name: Why am I on Fire?
why am i on fire?
oh why am i on fire?
oh you know that you can't know what you don't know

why am i so tired?
why am i a lier?
why am i stuck in the mire?
why aren't i a better tryer?
why do i feel like i'm stuck in a dryer?

why am i on fire?
Track Name: You Were in my Emo Nightmare Last Night
you were in my emo nightmare last night
i was the sound man at your wedding
and all my ex-girlfriends were showing up
and all my family too
and i knew that you were already married to another
and you were going through your own shit too
so i quickly escaped
and you called me
and you said i could've at least said hi
or stuck around a bit
and you were very upset
crying and yelling on the telephone
and i started crying and yelling too
'cause you didn't go through with your second wedding
and now you were in Los Angeles
and I could not afford to drive to Los Angeles
and I wanted to see you so bad
yeah, i wanted to see you so bad
but you said i missed my chance
you said i missed my fucking chance
and i woke up
in a cold sweat
and thought that you were really married
and in Los Angeles
maybe you are really married
and in Los Angeles
you were in my emo nightmare last night
Track Name: Slipped Out the Back Door (bonus track)
well I was tired of being tired
and i was wired of being wired
so i slipped out the back door

the front was always blocked
where smokers smoked and gawkers gawked
so i just slipped out the back door

and i know it wasn't right
but i couldn't keep up the fight
so i just slipped out the back door

i slipped out the back door
couldn't take it no more

well the walls were caving in
and my ear was turning tin
so i just slipped out the back door

the phone it rang and rang
but i just had to do my own thing
so i slipped out the back door
and i know i burned it down
but my smile turned upside-down
when i slipped out the back door

just slipped out the back door
had to say "no more"

well the days, they came and went
and my money got all spent
so I just slipped out the back door

my brain begin to rust
and i was chokin' on the dust
so i just slipped out the back door

and you can ask around
but i'll be nowhere to be found
'cause i slipped out the back door

just slipped out the back door
that's what it's there for