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LYRICS

 

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    1. THE UPSIDE DOWN

 

Well I guess I gotta make some money 

So the master gets a new slave

Be a good citizen & pay them taxes

Smoke a fat joint but then behave

 

Soon I’ll have to buy carbon credits

Just to breathe in my back yard  

Gotta get a dot gov insurance

So I can die with the proper card

 

We’re in a world gone crazy

It’s so fucked up it’s amazing

We’re in the Upside Down

Stranger Things coming to your town

It’s like Science Fiction

All the zombies have a cell phone addiction

Snap a selfie & everything will be alright

 

All the inmates run the asylum

A prison Complex Reptilian Brain

Erect them statues with the likeness 

O’ the stone faced, criminally insane

 

Data Mining in the desert

Ain’t no privacy anymore

Truth & Consequences, New Mexico

What’s that government building for?!

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   2. A MURDER OF CROWS

 

Maybe our personalities 

are just programmed anomalies?

Are we artificial intelligence? 

Hybrids with alien relatives

 

All these deeper questions a’ that I

That I been askin’ these last 5 years

So that you and I can find our way home

 

But what if all our wars are really alien video games?

programmed avatars they love to blow to smithereens

& what if, human beings are these artificial things?

Angels without wings, & a murder of crows

 

Are we the gamers, are we the game?

Are we the dreamers, are we the dream?

Are we the bell, are we the ring?

Am I a robot programmed to sing?

 

All these deeper questions a’ that I

That I been askin’ these last 5 years

So that you and I can find our way home

 

But what if all our wars are really alien video games?

programmed avatars they love to blow to smithereens

& what if, human beings are these artificial things?

Angels without wings, & a murder of crows

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   3. FLY FREE

 

In the beginning there was a bad vibe, mankind was spoken as a diatribe

It gets worse It's like a curse, like a percentage of the national purse

We get collected like statuettes While they place their bets

We run around like we got Tourettes

 

It's a police state this shit is crazy, we blame it on the guy yelling bro don't taze me,

I'm a high school teacher that's the truth of it, if I teach the truth I'll lose my job and shit

OK I quit cause I won't lie to kids and get paid for it,

I won't be a part of the mis-education of the American youth, and that's the goddamn truth

 

I won't be another fake like Beyoncé, a phony diamond on the hands of Jay

Pink Floyd they proved to be prophetic from the other side of the moon

Keep it copacetic with another brick in the wall,

gotta stand tall even in the face of the Taj Mahal,

They don't want kids with a right-brain intelligence,

They want a George Orwellian malevolence

 

FLY FREE, FLY FREE, FLY FREE

 

It started in Sumeria and spread to Babylon,

Then to Egypt and the obelisk you're suckin' on

My grampa was a 33rd degree Freemason & I've been tracin' 

My family history and they've been caught debasin’ 

The human race & I relinquish my place in

I want no part of this family tree I'm a Byrd yes, but I'm a fly free

 

The statue of Liberty her name is Semiramis, a Babylonian goddess of everything heinous

Hey Ben Franklin whatcha doin' with the bodies in your basement?

He's in the Hellfire Club in the catacombs under Dashwood's Pub

The George and Vulture Inn it's the left hand path that they're tunneling in

 

The founding fathers are as benevolent as leather dog collars

The aristocracy never meant for us to be free 

This misnomer democracy is a lie in the hands of Freemasonry 

 

FLY FREE, FLY FREE, FLY FREE

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP  

 

   4. THE PHOENIX 

 

Never in my life have I been faced with decisions like this 

A crossroads steady hands to make the incisions 

And I can tell you I will never be broken 

Go back to hell you the Devil's already spoken 

Now go back to the place where you, came from amid the darkness 

 

Oh! I will not lay down and die I will rise 

Said the Phoenix to the Prince with stars in his eyes 

Ashes to ashes & dust turns into dust 

The Phoenix flies into the sun as he starts to combust 

 

You and I are systematic cut through the static, erratic 

Always into drama but with you I’m an addict

& I can justify, a new revolution, now kill your TV, shut the illusion down

Hollywood is a disease, fuck your celebrities

 

CHORUS

 

I ain’t gonna run I ain’t gonna hide 

Guess I gotta toss the demons aside 

Nothin gonna stand in my way 

Nothin gonna stop the Phoenix today 

I'm gonna fly baby, I feel the fire begin to 

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   5. REBELS

 

With these boots on, I stand 6 foot 10

I drew a line in the sand & I ain’t movin’

This ain’t no snake oil pitch, ain’t no old time religion

 

I won’t do what I’m told 

Like Brando in the Wild One, he’s hell on wheels

I won’t do what I’m told

Like Prince killin’ on stage even in high heels

I won’t do what I’m told

I won’t back down like Tom Petty vs MCA

I won’t do what I’m told 

Just like all you rebels in the USA

 

Like them posters with some black hat gunslinger wanted dead or alive

I got me a 6 shooter, & a shotgun & a Dark Horse to ride

Flashes & quicksilvers pop & then I fade into the night

 

CHORUS

 

Gold sequin dress, all them other girls judge you with envious eyes

I’ll ride through sidewinders, hot sands, & blood red skies

I’ll set your cold heart on FIRE with them cool Terantino lines 

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   6. PLANET X

 

Today is the day

That I throw this stupid cell phone away

I'll sell everything I got on eBay

& unplug from this collective mind 

 

I'll head for the sea 

Searching for an island perfect for me

Only to find this Brave New World isn't free

So I'll build a rocket to outer space find a new place

  

I need to stop orbiting other people's planets I know

That I was born to build a planet of my own

And this Planet X will not be bound by gravity 

 

I look at the moon

On the dark side I notice a rune

It's a message that says we'll be there soon

But I'll never let them take this place from me 

 

CHORUS

   

Come with me we'll never look back

Science fiction is science fact

No reptilian race will enslave us we'll embrace tomorrow

 

There's only one rule 

If you want to come with me don't be cruel

There will be no king and therefore no fool

Just be kind to everyone and we'll find harmony you’ll see

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP

 

   7. LET US BREATHE

 

I got no idea how to navigate social media

& If I ask for a date what’ll I text you?

Some kinda newspeak? Like Emoji with a cute wink?!

 

Let us breathe 

Let us breathe 

Let us breathe

 

Walk over to the Kit Kat club women in their 20’s 

make me miss the 80’s, now I’m talkin’ to a cosplay girl 

Told me that her past life, was in the Palliates, with antennas on the ladies!

 

Let us breathe

Let us breathe

Let us breathe

 

Everything got so PC, most comedians won’t play to colleges

Even jokes are a serious business today & even in the small towns 

Ya gotta get the lowdowns, on like 300 pronouns

 

Let us breathe

Let us breathe

Let us breathe

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

  

   8. GROUND TO BREAK

 

My friend you ain’t alone

You're right here with me

Forget about time and space

We're on the same frequency

 

I wrote this song

So that you can sing along 

Suddenly, suddenly, suddenly, I can see

Through all the lies taught to me

Suddenly, suddenly, suddenly, I'm awake

Now there's hell to pay and ground to break

 

This world it don't seem fair

Like you really don't belong here

I know just how you're feelin'

Your very soul they're stealin'

 

CHORUS

 

You and I will walk this road

Fear has no power here

No more confusion  

My purpose is clear

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   9. DEJAVU

 

First let me apologize cuz I see the pain in your eyes

and I don’t mean to come off as rude

But I just cannot keep it in, these emotions that I’m feelin’

Hell, I guess I’m an expressive dude

 

Dejavu I’ve seen it all before 

Empty words & promises promises

Every time we break up

I remember that scene with a repeating cat 

From the Matrix, it’s a dejavu

 

As we look at both sides of it all the time I was full of shit

Hell yeah, both of us made our mistakes

But no matter who’s fault it is, I’m that grape soda that lost it’s fizz

& you’re that saccharin sweet aftertaste

 

Dejavu I’ve seen it all before 

Empty words & promises promises

Every time we break up

I remember that scene with a repeating cat 

From the Matrix, it’s a dejavu

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   10. SILVER PLATED

 

Listening to planets and stars

Staring at the black empty space

Lying on my back in a field away from all distraction

I can feel the wind in my face

 

Thinking of a place I can go

Dreaming of a peaceful escape

Would anybody care if I leave or if I just drift away

I can feel the blood in my veins

 

So this heart isn’t silver-plated

I can polish it so it can look just like gold

If the message is understated, ok

 

Traveling on plastic and chrome

Burning all the dinosaur bones

Spinning ever closer with my guitar and Elvis poster

I can see the story unfold

 

CHORUS

 

Skipping precious stones hearing overtones

Cresting waves of light wash away the night

 

As I'm entering a spookier place opening a portal in space

Lying on my back in a field away from interaction 

I can feel the sun on my face

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD & MICHAEL PAGE / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   11. SHRINKING VIOLETS

 

Don’t believe what they say

Try to go your own way

You would be surprised by the truth

Pull your head out of the sand 

Because it’s time to be your own man

This is not the time to be couth in your youth

 

Shrinking Violets are what you are

Wilting flowers afraid of the world

Stand up spread out

Plant your roots in the ground

Be yourself and bring colors into the world

 

Don’t let another day go by

Looking for an alibi

They don’t understand me and you

No need to apologize 

For the fire in your eyes

Let it burn all the way through

 

CHORUS

 

I should know 

Because I wilted and closed

But I walk this road with strings and timpani

 

Put a smile on your face 

While you keep a faster pace

Medicate the rest with a pill

Fuck that walk away

Find another job today

With whatever passion you will fulfill

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   12. BEFORE KINGS

 

Try to find love

You take her into your arms 

and time stands still

 

You’ve been searching for the one

She’s something special 

and now you are under her spell

 

Come to find out

She’s everything you’ve ever wanted 

How can it be

 

Takes your breath away

Every time you see your face 

On the big screen

 

She lays it down before kings

Stars in her eyes and shiny golden rings

Promises slip the skin

Disillusionment can now begin

 

She comes out just fine

Nicole learns to flourish on the other side

Time stands still for a picture

 

His hearts not capable

Of conjuring a smile

As he approaches the press line

 

She lays it down before kings

Stars in her eyes and shiny golden rings

Promises slip the skin

Disillusionment can now begin

 

Crisis is over as he walks away

Promises all are broken 

And there’s nothing left to say and now

In her eyes the spark is gone

No more feeling alone

No more feeling at all

 

Try to find love

You take her into your arms 

And time stands still

 

You’ve been searching for the one

She’s something special 

and now you are under her spell

 

She lays it down at your feet

Begs forgiveness as she makes you weak

Who is in complete control

Is it you or is it cold Nicole

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   13. WHEN I FALL FROM GRACE

 

Insincere when I say I'm over it

Never mention all the things that I regret

Underestimated past relationships

The darkness interrupted by your face

 

To hand out roses doesn't solve the problem

No distraction ever seems to stop them

Wearing a mask only reveals the man you are

Life is always hiding our remains

 

When I from Grace I go all the way

When I fall from Grace I do it all

When I fall from Grace I throw it all away But the sun still shines on my face

 

Walking the fault line with reckless abandon

Where does the fault lie it's stored in a canyon

The desert is so beautiful

A guilty conscience always leaves a trace  

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   14. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY

 

Imagination is my friend

Because you never give it up in bed

Girl you’re 27 shades of gray

But you appear in Technicolor the next day

 

You’re an elusive butterfly and I like to watch you fly Flutter by

You’re an elusive butterfly and I like to watch you flyFlutter by

 

To think I thought that I would capture you

You’re complications make it hard to do

You want emancipation fly away

Cause there will be another girl by Sunday 

 

You’re an elusive butterfly and I like to watch you fly Flutter by

You’re an elusive butterfly and I like to watch you flyFlutter by

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   15. I WILL BE THERE 

 

Heat is rising I roll the windows down

Drivin' drivin' on our way down I-5 south

Now I'm thinkin' about the way she loves me

Suddenly this feelin' overcomes me

Girl I need to hear your voice

 

All ya gotta do is call me on the phone 

I will be there

Baby even if you wake up in the middle of the night to call me 

I will be there

 

Now you're feelin' alone and out of synch

All your girlfriends are out at the bar for a drink

You don't even want to go and meet them

You rent a movie but you fall asleep and, girl I need to hear your voice

Just one time, don't matter what time

 

CHORUS

 

Honey I know I've been a long way from home

And I miss the way you hold me

 

Lost in Vegas and now Los Angeles

You can save us from this loneliness

Girl I miss you even when I'm sleepin'

I need to hear from you before this weekend

Girl I need to hear your voice

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   16. TALE OF THE RAIN & THE MOON

 

Let me tell you a story first told to me by a little Indian boy

Once there was a beautiful woman the moon shining up in the sky

When she smiled oceans altered their tide she is beaming tonight

As the rain fell like a sheet from the sky she reflected the light

 

This is the tale of the rain and the moon

You are the moon glowing for me

The moonlight is pale and the rain will come soon

I am the rain falling for you

 

She was smitten with Rain like right from the start with his comforting touch

But his voice sounded like rolling thunder he was angry so much

He was vexed by the moon and her beautiful face and a little conversation

He was moody and grey but he started to warm to her adoration

 

CHORUS

 

They remain lovers to this very day or so that's what I'm told

Now the rain talks in a much softer way and he's not quite as cold

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   17. FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH

 

You think that you're cursed so you make plans for the worst

And inevitably you are never wrong

I drink all my beers as you wipe away your tears

From those eyes that are an interference blue

 

For whatever it's worth I want you to know

I hope you fall again just like we did I know

I messed it up crazier things have happened though

 

You were right I'm ashamed of the way I've always blamed

You for everything when it was all my fault

 

CHORUS

 

Girl I know that I wrong to let you go

Now it's much too late for empty words

Blah blah blah

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP  

 

   18. I'M IN LOVE

 

Your passion spins like a weathervane

The taste of your lips is like sugarcane

Your open heart like an apple tree

You are in bloom when you're loving me

 

I’m in love 

I’m in love

I’m in love

 

Your eyes are burned into memory
The way you move, when you're over me
Your undertow, like the ocean floor
You grow and change like a metaphor

 

CHORUS

 

The canvas of Michelangelo
Has never been so damn beautiful

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP  

 

   19. PROVOCATEUR

 

What’s an egg to do but sit and incubate? 

Over easy with the home fries and hot cakes 

What’s a fish to do but fight entanglement? 

Only to be hooked on you 

 

Even if I can’t feel you I know that the memory is altogether true 

It wasn’t a figment of imagination that drove me crazy 

Drove me out of my mind and into my bed 

Now I Dream the dream I used to dream before it was dead 

 

I’m a provocateur

I’m a provocateur 

Get help for my delusion cause I’m fading fast 

 

I tend to get distracted at the bus stop 

The sound of broken dreams as the brakes lock 

To cheat the mother of invention into hibernation 

The burden now rests squarely on the top cop 

 

CHORUS

 

Who is the hypocrite we say it’s everyone else but that’s bullshit 

Who’s the villain, who’s the hero? 

Well nuke plus nuke always equals zero 

I would rather live for love 

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   20. FEATURETTE

 

Come one come all to the Featurette

This is a story that you wont forget

Step right up and feel my pain

This is my blood see the crimson stain

 

Ooh and once upon a time In a land of cigarettes and wine

There was a ghost that still feels sadness

A king who haunts his used to be palace

He’s looking for his chalice

 

Invisible lines appear to be his treasure now just a figurine

Dancing to the sad music making him feel all alone

 

It’s intermission so go grab a snack

Part II will start the very moment you’re back

We left our hero in a dreadful state

Now meet a character who’s reprobate

 

Ooh ooh ooh Mr. Frill lives by himself In his castle with his failing health

And the sins of pride & selfishness

He might have never imagined this

He’s been so hurt he’s callous

 

The mirror that held his fair image now broken bits of sacrilege

Lying there in jagged pieces making him feel more alone

 

Ooh then the ghost returns to comfort him Ooh he’s filled with hope again

 

Hope you enjoyed our little Featurette

Like Mr. Frill I offer much regret

The battlefield is our fragile hearts 

When good and evil clash your movie starts  

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP

 

   21. BRIGHTER DAY

 

I used to be so lost

I never gave my trust

Until I found a brighter day

No more always down for me

No more pushed around for G

Now I found a brighter day

 

So I’m never gonna be your man

I’m movin on try 2 understand

Oooh now I see a brighter day

 

The flowers are in bloom

The sun fills up my room

And I notice a brighter day

For years I was depressed

Now I have the rest

Of my life to live a brighter day

 

So I’m never gonna be your man

I’m movin on try 2 understand

Oooh now I see a brighter day

 

I’ll make it I’ll make it now I’ll make it I’ll make it now

My life’s just a bed of fuckin’ roses

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   22. HIPSTERS

 

Skinny jeans and a beanie in the summertime

Throw the PBR on ice

Party People in Portland Oregon

You're in hipster paradise

 

Ride your Fixie down Burnside

To get a Voodoo Doughnut

There's Tres that owns the place

I think I just heard him quote Kurt Vonnegut

 

HALL & OATES RICH GIRL CHORUS

 

Oh my god this song’s too syncopated 

It’s like Ghetto Ghetto

We need our lyrical content complicated 

Like Elvis Costello

 

Handlebar mustache and fedora

You booked a show at the Doug Fir

With your band named Sodom and Gomorra

You wouldn't know em they're like totally obscure

 

HALL & OATES SARA SMILE CHORUS

 

Why do hipsters suck at Karate

Because they can't get past the white belt

Collect Seinfeld

Watch ice melt

 

Sunday night hangin' at Dante's 

A naked girl with a bonnet 

She asked me what new tattoo she should get

And I said: Put a bird on it!

 

HALL & OATES PRIVATE EYES CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   23. WAIT FOR ME

 

I begin to approach and I can see you run away

Just when I was so close to giving you all of me

I wish you could me for just a day then you would see

How much I really care and think of you incessantly

 

Wait for me

Wait for me

 

I can only express my deep regret I admit

And I don’t understand why you insist on ending it

 

CHORUS

 

Only I know you

Only I break through

Only I love you

 

And if all of my life is spent alone without a love

And if heaven is real and you go first remember girl

 

CHORUS

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP 

 

   24. WILL YOU

 

I can try to escape you and live underground

With a little dirt on my face and the thorniest crown

And I can try to replace you with the rest of my life

I can never forget I will always regret

 

Walking away Never to see

Countless emotions Hidden deep within me

When will I find you In my embrace

Give me a chance Scream in my face

Will you still love me?

Will you walk away?

 

Broken angels at twilight in the white virgin snow

All the little voices inside us are stealing the show

How are we supposed to be silent and wait for the day

I can never forget I will always regret

 

CHORUS

 

Under the falling rain the misty windowpane

I hear your broken voice rebel against my choice

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP

 

   25. INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS

 

From my fingertips empathy

Now I feel electric and it looks blue to me

Beyond all this sanity

Caustic air is so hard to breathe

 

Insignificant others will fall

No they can’t hurt you at all

Why do you work so hard to impress

All those people that don’t care about you

And you’ll never miss?

Tell me why do you turn your cheek 

For Judas to kiss?

And now you’re over-run with emotion

With emotion yeah you made a mistake

 

You decided a hero’s fate

Now your eccentricities accommodate

All the lessons from Ancient Greece 

Lifted from the pages of The Tragedies

 

Insignificant others will fall

No they can’t hurt you at all

Why do you work so hard to impress

All those people that don’t care about you

And you’ll never miss?

Tell me why do you turn your cheek 

For Judas to kiss?

And now you’re over-run with emotion

With emotion yeah you made a mistake

 

WRITTEN BY GEOFF BYRD / LIQUID CHROME MUSIC ASCAP