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February On Ice

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Dante's Inferno

What are you gonna do 
when there's nothing left to breathe here?
What are you gonna do
when there's nothing left to drink?

Dante's Inferno's just a mile down the road
bring your Bic lighter, light it up and go home

What are you gonna do 
when there's nothing left to smoke here?
What are you gonna do
when there's nothing left to see?

Dante's Inferno's just a mile down the road
bring your Bic lighter, light it up and go home

What are you gonna do 
when there's nothing left to eat here?
What are you gonna do
when the sun shines through your skin?

Dante's Inferno's just a mile down the road
bring your Bic lighter, light it up and go home

Dante's Inferno's just a mile down the road
well bring your Bic lighter, light it up and go home

 

I Never Heard of Van Halen
I never heard of Van Halen
so why don’t you leave me alone
you might think I’m just trailing
lost in the twilight zone

Ok boomer 
what’s the point 
of this inquisition?
What do you care?
Why do you care?
What difference does it make anyway?

Oh I forgot
something about those Camaro nights
revving it up with careless love under summer starlight
Oh I forget
about those sparkling bonfires by the riverside
and those long-lasting, deep kisses after midnight

Ok boomer 
what’s the point 
of this inquisition?
What do you care?
Why do you care?
What difference does it make anyway?

I never heard of magnetic tape
what’s the problem you damn dirty ape?
I just wanna escape
to the planet of the vapes

Ok boomer 
what’s the point 
of this inquisition?
What do you care?
Why do you care?
What difference does it make anyway?

 

Mainline Suzie (With the Shaky Dentures)

Mainline Suzie was a bundle of joy
getting your hopes up
before the final rope-up
and mixing up a mean Rob Roy

Mainline Suzie
With her shaky dentures
leads her disciples
on with her achy ventures
Mainline Suzie’s a heck of a ride
when she’s playing the part
of a soldier at your side, yeah

We all loved her at that knock-out party
when she was on a roll
shooting up maple syrup
like it was cortisone for the soul

Mainline Suzie
With her shaky dentures
leads her disciples
on with her achy ventures
Mainline Suzie’s a heck of a ride
when she’s playing the part
of a soldier at your side, yeah

Mainline Suzie
With her shaky dentures
leads her disciples
on with her achy ventures
Mainline Suzie’s a heck of a ride
when she’s playing the part
of a soldier at your side, yeah

So why don’t you go back to the woods now
where you feel right at home?
playing "Wipe Out" with the Charmin Bears
playing solos with a tissue and comb

Mainline Suzie
With her shaky dentures
leads her disciples 
on with her achy ventures
Mainline Suzie’s a heck of a ride
when she’s playing the part
of that soldier at your side, yeah

Mainline Suzie
With her shaky dentures
leads her disciples 
on with her achy ventures
Mainline Suzie’s a heck of a ride
when she’s playing the part
of that soldier at your side, yeah

Yeah, yeah
yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah

 

Ocean Song

There must be something inside us
to go back to whence you came
somewhere to belly crawl back to
back to the sea, back to the flame

Float gently, float free
drift into the outer space of the sea
open your eyes like it's the first time
this clear blue world is what you need

These legs and feet have been useful it's true
to tromp through deserts and forests
but these fins are all you need to guide you today
tomorrow it might be wings over Mandalay

Float gently, float free
drift into the outer space of the sea
open your eyes like it's the first time
this clear blue world is what you need

The salt holds you up like a best friend
you’re invisible to the dive-bombing pelicans 
the tarpon don’t mind if you swim along
as the dolphins sing their porpoise song

Float gently, float free
drift into the outer space of the sea
open your eyes like it's the first time
this clear blue world is all you need

 

Day Drinking With Dracula

That shadowy figure at the end of the bar
hid his face behind his cape and lit a big cigar
looking a wee bit scary as he drank his Bloody Mary
said he had no first name but we can call him Larry

Day drinking with Dracula
what could be more spectacular?
This old gin joint is as safe as can be
hasn’t seen a crack of light since 1963

An old salesman from DC Hey walked in through the door
carrying a giant sample book as he stumbled ‘cross the floor
he grabbed himself a bar stool asked if anyone’s sitting there?
said it’s a dog-eat-dog world and he’s wearing milk bone underwear

Day drinking with Dracula
what could be more spectacular?
This old gin joint is as safe as can be
hasn’t seen a crack of light since 1963

The pull-tab queen from Abeline swore loudly at the TV
the sound was off but she didn’t like that snobby host on Jeopardy
Dracula was feeling smooth as he turned his head and said
is that a mirror in your pants 'cos I can see myself in them?

Day drinking with Dracula
what could be more spectacular?
This old gin joint is as safe as can be
hasn’t seen a crack of light since 1963

Day drinking with Dracula
What could be more spectacular?
This old gin joint is as safe as can be
Hasn’t seen a crack of light since 1963

 

I Feel So Alone Now

I feel so alone now
I really do
my last lifeline
needs more time
to sort things out
and I understand
I really do

I’ve wasted enough people’s time
with my harebrained schemes
and unrealistic dreams
and I don’t blame them
I really don’t
for falling by the wayside
while I struggle with my long ride

I know I’m still loved 
but with a certain amount of caution
and disconnection 
and the ones who I truly love back
have other things to do
and to worry about
to process
to sort out
I understand
I really do
we’re all trying to find our way

This can be a cold planet
nobody ever promised 
the idea of an easy ride
for born-again orphans
hopped up on endorphins
guiding you through the pain
trying to be happy when it rains
trying to be hopeful when it pours
trying to keep the salt out of the wounds

Can’t expect to be understood
when you don’t even know
what makes you tick
and that’s not even the half of it
living too long inside one’s head
afraid of making contact
or being rejected

just never really fit
into the scheme of things

Some people prefer that artists
stay on their shelves on their walls
but it’s different sharing a refrigerator 
being a pebble’s throw
down the hall

I feel so alone now
I really do
my last lifeline
needs more time
to sort things out
snd I understand
I really do


When the Glass Breaks

In the foggy transition 
between night and morning
dreams and lucid reality
singular in your duality

When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back
When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back

In the hazy moment
between poise and imbalance
lies the emptiness of a cavity
the guarantee of gravity

When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back
When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back

How many times can this happen?
when the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
when dynamite is a sedative
and chaos is the flavor of the week

When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back
When the glass breaks
there’s no going back
When your heart aches
there’s no going back

 

Greetings from Jazzbury Park

Greetings from Jazzbury Park
greetings from Jazzbury Park
the surf is up and it's way after dark
there's fermented hollering in the the dark

Greetings from Jazzbury Park
it's pretty late here not many people around
greetings from Jazzbury Park
no three-drink minimum but you might as well get another round

I saw a reggae band playing an Eric Clapton Song
but it wasn't the Bob Marley song about shooting the Sheriff
it was one of his own where he told his wife she looked wonderful tonight
and it was followed by an encore of American Pie

Jazzbury Park after dark
Jazzbury Park after dark
Jazzbury Park after dark
Jazzbury Park after dark

 

That Northtown Mall (Has Got it All)

The dimly lit event space
was strewn with blades of purple, plastic grass
the Easter bunny’s bones were found there 
buried in the planters full of cigarettes and chewing gum and artificial sassafras

That Northtown Mall has got it all
from a Karmelkorn Shoppe
to a place to buy cough drops
that Northtown Mall has got it all
more parking spaces than the Taj Majal

Took the road up to the north part, the north part of town
saw wispy snow devils dancing across the pot-holes on the boulevard 
looking like the ghosts of Christmas Sales Past
but a bit more enhancing, with their hollyhocks and sassafras

That Northtown Mall has got it all
from a Karmelkorn Shoppe
to a place to buy cough drops
that Northtown Mall has got it all
more parking spaces than the Taj Majal

I wouldn’t normally be out on a night like this
If my mouse hadn’t died while doing this recording shit
wearing a glove and a mitt
it doesn’t really matter, if the lyrics fit

That Northtown Mall has got it all
from a Karmelkorn Shoppe
to a place to buy cough drops
that Northtown Mall has got it all
more parking spaces than the Taj Majal

I walked in through the out door
something I've never dared to do until tonight
I didn't even know if it would work
but it did, yes it did
yes it did, yes it did
yes it did, yes it did

That Northtown Mall has got it all
from a Karmelkorn Shoppe
to a place to buy cough drops
that Northtown Mall has got it all
more parking spaces than the Taj Majal

 

Fuck the Republicans

Lyndsey Graham and Mitch McConnell
were planning their tactics again
over a bowl of grits and some fried-green tomatos 
to see how much the taxpayers would spend

Fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans

Susan Collins had the best health-care plan
in the Western Galaxy
like a guidance counselor from a John Hughes' film
she said she's sure that Ferris has learned his lesson

Fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans

Mittens McRomney stood on the Great Salt Flats
in the baking sun of the noon day
in his freshly-ironed Rustler jeans and his magic underwear
waiting for the spaceship to take him away

Fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans
yeah, fuck the Republicans

 

Love Isn't a Light Switch

Love isn’t a light switch
that you can just turn
off and on
maybe it’s more like a dimmer
that you can adjust gradually
from a glimmer to a shimmer
until you’re ready
to turn the brights on
take it full on
until it’s time to dial it back
before you have a heart attack
from too much love 
aimed in the wrong direction

 

Away

After you're away for a while
you wonder, if you will be missed
as your head plays those tricks on you
dreaming about the times that you kissed

But you know the word spins on
and soon it doesn't matter
it's about the here and now
making that better somehow

It's not just a reboot on the inside
but for the benefit of others
giving evolution something to do
while the kings all do
the Toodle-oo

But you know the word spins on
and soon it doesn't matter
it's about the here and now
making that better somehow

The horizon's as flat as a pancake
or a Head East album at 32-and-a-third
that's RPM for those keeping track
by the end, it's a bit of a blur

But you know the word spins on
and soon it doesn't matter
it's about the here and now
making that better somehow

But you know the word spins on
and soon it doesn't matter
it's about the here and now
making that better somehow

 

Dante's Inferno (Reprise)

What are you gonna do
when the glaciers flood your basement
what are you gonna do
when you have to answer to Al Gore?

Dante's Inferno was just
a mile down the road
you should have brought your light sabre
battled darkness and then gone home

What are you gonna do
when your Malbec tastes like Saké?
What are you gonna do when your
I don't know what tastes like something else
I can't remember

Dante's Inferno was just
a mile down the road
you should have brought your light sabre
battled darkness and then gone home

What are you gonna do
when there's nothing left to breathe here?
What are you gonna do
when there's nothing left to drink?

Dante's Inferno was just
a mile down the road
you should have brought your light sabre
battled the darkness and gone home

Dante's Inferno was just
a mile down the road
you should have brought your light sabre
battled the darkness and gone home

All lyrics written by Joseph Brian Fahey © 2021 Rough Fish Music