Young Zombies in Love Soundtrack CD

Lyrics | Credits

 

GIRLFRIENDS

Guess if you gotta go, you gotta go
coulda gone before we left
Since you gotta go, you oughta know
I’m getting a bit depressed
I’d get up but I promised, to a...
girlfriend, girlfriends
fly you like a kite inside the whirlwinds
girlfriends, girlfriends
listen if you lose her then your world ends
girlfriends, girlfriends

 

LIFE AHEAD OF US

kids sometimes go missing, listen
makes me worry so
they disappear like light that’s trapped
inside of a black hole

They leave behind their pets to mind
and papers yet to write
they leave sports teams unfinished dreams
and moms that lie awake at night

But everyone is missing if they don’t know where they are
throw away the map, come on and wander very far
by bicycle or car, are
you and I black holin’ it or new among the stars

just for getting this far, miss, our
luck is hanging in
check your constellations, patience
wears a little thin

‘cuz all them missing carton children look so very sad
each of them envisioning a future that they could have had
or maybe just a bath

CHORUS

I need to know that you won’t go
Let’s take it slow, by bicycle or car
Are you and I black holin’ it or new among the stars

I concede that stars are pretty, light is pretty old
we can watch it sparkle though it used to glow
so long ago

better them instead of us, burning up and out
life is spread ahead of us and just about
to laugh aloud

kids sometimes go missing, listen
I already know
Maybe they’re go getters,
better place they found to go

‘Cuz everyone is missing if they don’t know where they are
throw away the map, come on and wander very far
by bicycle or car, are
you and I black holin’ it or new among the stars



WHO CARES

I do not seem to give a shit
about a single thing
I do not care a whit, a hair,
about the diamond in my new class ring

I cannot see the point
of worry care or fret
the worst is all in back of me
less’n it ain't happened yet [hell sound effect]

you won't make nothin' of your life
too late, dad so sorry
never get old with an attitude like that young man
so sorry dad, too late for me to give a damn

too late to go crazy
or to be a life long drunk
too late to be twenty something (oh no, never be)
then again, who cares about those punks?

I don’t seem to mind
Nothing to get me down
Stompin’ all the daisies into the dirt
cause I’m up on top this ground

you'd better plan your future out
too late, dad so sorry
never get old with an attitude like that young man
too late, so sorry
should have brought this up before
too late, so sorry
just don't care no more

I might have been a suicide
if I'd thought of this before
too late, so sorry
don’t seem to care no more

 

FLEE! (A brief history of Zombie ism in Western Thought)

Let me tell you something of a serious nature
I must inform you both that you're in terrible danger
The zombie is a callow and nefarious creature
Believe me I know something of their nomenclature
I've studied in the works of Aristotle and Nietzsche
From Plato to Lacan, they all have something to teach ya,
I've come to one conclusion and I think you'll agree
When zombies come to town you better get up and flee

You better hop that bus, catch that train
You don't have time to sit around and complain
You better hop that bus, catch that train
When the zombies come to town they're gonna eat your brain

Plato understood the way that zombies behave
He recommended that you run and hide in a cave
Kierkegaard released his bowels and trembled in fear
Every time he thought of the undead coming near
Schopenhauer spoke of their formidable will
Descartes declared: "It thinks, therefore it kills"
And even Karl Marx had this to say:
"Who cares if it's, an opiate, it's time to pray!"

(chorus)

Believe me when I say this town is under a curse
& nothing you can you do will put into reverse
They only stay inside the cemetery at first
But things will very quickly go from bad into worse
Soon you'll see them driving 'round the town in a hearse
Their eyes sunken in and all their insides have burst
They've got a single thought inside their heads, you see,
Just how tasty your brains are gonna be

(chorus)

Better move those legs, haul that ass
You don't wanna stick around for critical mass
You have to understand that when you're dead you're in pain
And there's only one thing that can make it wane
And that's a mouthful of a living brain
When zombies come to town they're gonna eat your brain

 

NEVER DANGEROUS

if you're never dangerous whaddaya get, whaddaya get?
If you’re never dangerous, whaddaya get, whaddaya get? Whaddaya get,
what do you get?

you get hush hushed, set aside & sent along
nobody ever lets you get anything going on
i got a thing to do, i got a real mission
to elevate the true... and isn't
that the way
to light on up what's hidden, isn't
that the way
not a safe condition, so listen:

(CHORUS)

you get one safe safe safe place to be, I'd breathe
the sweet sweet air and a sigh of relief
and I need my blankie, over my head
dangerous, you're gonna end up dead

(CHORUS)

 

MISSING MY BOY

I’m missing my boy
wish he hadn’t had to go
I’m missing my boy
if I had him here we’d take it slow
sit on the porch together
hold hands and talk about some day
when we’d be forever
one another’s, that’s just the way
I’m missing my boy
gone on ahead of me
missing my boy
if he could hear I’d ask to be forgiven,
hold his hand and make him know
this time we’d both keep living
then I’d never let him go
I’m missing my boy, missing my boy
if I had him here we’d take it so slow

 

ZOMBIE KING

He was a sensitive boy, he cried often
His mother’s own pride and joy
And did it soften him too much
(too much too much too much too much)
Who’s to say?
He was so fragile and shy, he cried always
He was such a sensitive guy
He used to run out of harm’s way but now he’s passed away
He can’t remember why.
Now he’s the king of the dead set
The lord of the cold and the grim
Go on and praise his name to the heavens
It’ll never matter to him
Who’s so big a man he’s got you in the shade (He is: Zombie King)
Who don’t know a thing about the being afraid? (He don’t: Zombie King)
Who will never write to his mother and his father? (He won’t: Zombie King)
Who could give a damn, but he doesn’t ever bother? (He don’t: Zombie King)
He used to cry at the sight of a sunset
He used to wince at a needle’s prick
He used to care so much
(So much So much So much So much)
It makes me sick
He used to write verses of poetry
On the nature of death, gloom and pain
But when you got the real thing who cares
(who cares, who cares, who cares)
It’s all the same
Go on and tell him his dog died
Tell him his girl said goodbye
Tell him his mother was eaten by spiders
He’ll never blink an eye
Who’s such a man he’s got balls of steel? (He does: Zombie King)
Who never fronts, always keeps it real? (He does: Zombie King)
Who’s got a lump of coal instead of a heart? (He does: Zombie King)
Whose pulse rate just dropped off the chart? (His did! Zombie King)
Hey king nicky our hats are off
you used to be just another pasty-faced goth
now you’re the toast of the underworld
all the zombie hotties wanna be your girl
check out his new digs, see ‘em to believe ‘em
he got a king sized mausoleum
got a tombstone headboard, coffin for a bed
everyone who sees him says Ayou’re better off dead
so shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, you’re the zombie king (x4)

 

BALLAD OF THE LONELY COMMANDO

In the hour of darkness
In times of desperate need
When hijackers are lurkin'
And the hostages ain't freed
Let a hero rise up, from some dusty unknown plain
to make things right again

I come bearing M16s and shotgun barrels double
I come for the frightened ones when evil doers trouble
There's just one thing about me
That must be known

I operate alone
I operate alone
I operate alone
(He operates alone)
I operate alone
(He operates alone)
I operate alone
(He operates alone)
I go solo, amigo

 

LETTER TO TOMBTOWN

I was living here one time
sitting in a circle
all the other kids were nice to sit and play
I was passing telephone
calling operator
won't you tell me what am I supposed to say

gimme one reason
I should stick up for you
turn your back on me
I could sit with you forever, never
quite be rid of me
I could be birthed and buried here
many years of peace
wishing for somebody to be here in you with me

I was living here that time
surely you remember
seemed you saw me spinning closer than before
memorizing my address
your name under mine there
ever since I came around, not any more

used to live this town up
you know I did
shed to barn to roof
some believers in the simple life
are never met with proof
but I wonder
town, you know I do
why you couldn't see
I was wishing for somebody to be here in you with me

used to live this town up
but not anymore

 

DON’T SAY GOODBYE

When Adam and Eve left the garden for good
They knew that it was all too well understood
And though it was Adam who named all the birds
He never said a single word

‘Cause I don't want to talk about what we already know
It'd be easier if we let it go
And just played dumb

And silence is the only thing that I have left to give
Its our only sedative
So let's stay numb

I used to think I could solve all with a word
(it seemed such a simple equation)
But now I can see that the chalkboard is blurred
(once spoken, all things would be equal)
The pluses and minuses run in a ring
(a circle is perfect, unending)
until you say goodbye
(And infinity's a made up thing)

Cause I don't want to try and do the verbal calculus
To figure out the root of us
Make words the sum
So close your ears you can't hear when they are
Stuffed with cotton
‘Cause you know one and one is nothing
Without one

Now you take the low road and I’ll take the high
as long as we don’t say goodbye

Now you take the ocean, and I’ll take the sky
as long as we don’t say goodbye

 

LIFE AHEAD REPRISE

I used to watch the satellites go by
Wondered if they saw me, watching from the sky
But I gave up waiting for a sign up in the dome
Don't need a compass or a map to guide me home

'Cause everyone is missing, if they don't know where they are
Throw away the map, come on and wander very far
Everyone is missing, if they don't know where they are

Kids sometimes go missing
Sometimes they are found
Right where you left them standing on the ground
But one thing's for certain, if you're ever losing track
I'll come out to find you, and make sure you're coming back

‘Cause everyone is missing, if they don't know where they are
Throw away the map, come on and wander very far
Everyone is missing if they don't know where they are
Come on, and wander far

Everyone is missing, if they don't know where they are
Throw away the map, come on and wander very far
Everyone is missing, if they don't know where they are
Throw away the map, come on and wander very far
By bicycle or car
Are you and I black holin' it or new among the stars

 

(C) 2002 Emerald Rain Productions