Bumblefoot "Forgotten Anthology" CD lyrics
©2003 Neanderthal Noise Inc (ASCAP)



Old

Poor obsolete man - I’m a burden to you all
You're leavin' me out in the cold
My spine's collapsing - can't remember what I'm told
My entity gives way to mold

We're growing old - our functions go
We're moving slow - scraping the bone
We grow cold

Maxxing atrophy - turning back into an egg
My brittle frame covers in folds
My teeth are free from the oppression of the jaw
Got a Swiss cheese colon and an artery full of spitballs

We're growing old - our functions go
We're moving slow - scraping the bone
We grow cold

Thought I Could Fly

Like daylight drains the sun
I break like a gun
We both lie as one
And ships wreck on the sand
Broken the man
Her head in his hands

In my dream I’m falling
Wake me before I die
I thought I could fly

She comes long with me
Breaking 'til free
Awakening
At once feel the collapse
We both relax
Our bodies breathe

In my dream I’m falling
Wake me before I die
I thought I could fly

She warms inside
Softens my breathe
Tightens my eyes
We reshaped into
Pieces unglued
Thought I could fly

In my dream I’m falling
Wake me when I die
Empty for a moment
Yet complete at the same time
I thought I could fly

Apathy

Apathy and afterbirth
Wasted seeds growing in the dirt
Could it be our paths always weave
I believe in mortality
But I don't care

I don't care at all
I don't care no more

In the air apples leave the tree
In the garden snakes are scheming
Misery and the merciful
Company for the gullible

I don't care at all
I don't care no more
I'm just wastin' time
Got you on my mind...

Empathy for the cynical

Apathy and I don't care
Seeds are sewing behind every glare
Cruel roots anchor into the Earth
Afterbirth never leaves the dirt

I don't care at all
I don't care no more
I'm just wastin' time
Got you on my mind...

shell

The cruel taste me like a cancer eats
My bone's been cleaned - still my body breathes
And everything goes
Sit on cracked walls - why I fall

Up and out, pain was noise - someone broke Sorrow’s toy
Inside out pours the void from my wounds
The shell was destroyed

We all fall down
We all fall down
Hit the ground - emptied out

Kings horses and men put me here again
I'm back on the wall - should I stay or fall
And go through it all
I feel so well - empty shell

Up and out, pain was noise - someone broke Sorrow’s toy
Inside out pours the void from my wounds
The shell was destroyed

We all fall down
We all fall down
Hit the ground - emptied out
Life and heart painted the ground

Know why I fall - sitting on cracked walls
We all fall down onto shaky ground
I can't stand at all
We all spin round - shaky ground

We all fall down
We all fall down
Hit the ground - emptied out
Threw the red blanket down

We all fall down

Meat

I've got somethin' in my eye - I don't know what is is
I thought it might be a sty - cause all I see are pigs
High-lives rolling in the mud while all I do is try
To save my soul a better seat in the empty sky

Save me from myself
From everyone else pullin' me down the drain
We are nothing - we are meat in the dying game
Save me from my destiny
The weak link in the chain
We are nothing - we are meat - we are all the same

We are nothing - we are meat
Out for #1
In the grinder, in the hole
Running from the gun

I'll be looking down on you if I get that high
Smiling at the frown on you from the empty sky

Day To Remember

Live your borrowed time - live your numbered lives
Time is my cage - separates me from my rage
Distract me from pain - Disconnect my chains
Images I paint ignite the fuse of my restraint

A bomb went off - its name was me
And all things were in pieces
And in a blast I broke the cast
Of all the smiley faces
I was free - It went my way
All casualties - It was a day to remember

Unforgotten days - Big news come my way
Searching for release - searching for a sense of peace
Said who's to blame - The watchtower chimes again
Giving me a sign - Giving me a sense of time

A bomb went off - its name was me
And all things were in pieces
And in a blast I broke the cast
Of all the smiley faces
I was free - It went my way
All casualties - It was a day to remember

Getting off at exit 9, like I do every time
Need to take myself to 10, otherwise I'm here again

Big news come my way - Faced the hurricane
The wind exposed my bones - My skin couldn't hold me in
Insides on the plate - eat my bitter cake
Feeling like the icing's gonna break

A bomb went off - its name was me
And all things were in pieces
And in a blast I broke the cast
Of all the smiley faces
I was freed by all I'd done
Apologies to no one

Since I stopped sleeping, life has been one long day to remember.

Bagged A Big 1

I love my old wheel but it's got police appeal
Yeah so what - it takes a hippie from point A to point B
'Til they'd tailin' my plate fresh outta BK
On Saturday at 1A on the Xway to my girl
And my new box in Jerz - ya know I didn't see em
They didn't give me a sign but they said I did flee em
And they pull me to the side - said my needle was to high
Then they ran me through the Pentium and said "Surprise, surprise…
You're gonna fry" - I said WHY? They said "Ya lie"
And then took a long blind look into my eyes and read me my right
Then they took my freedom and my money and they frisk me and they cuff me
And they took my face and fingers and they through me in a cage

Yeah, ya bagged a big 1, a big 1 like me
Ya bagged a big 1, ya cleaned the streets
Yeah, ya bagged a big 1, a big 1 like me
Ya met ya quota, now go home free

Take em down to the hole in the ground
Don't make a move, don't make a sound
Take em down to the hole in the ground
Don't make a move, don't make a sound

Sittin' in the cell while I listen to ya joke about your superior
Who said ya got to collar more thieves
Well thank you for restructurin' my 'pinion of the law
Over someone else's error at the DMV

Ya let me call a friend to get me out at 4am
So I can see my name and address printed Monday page 3
Yeah, ya made the world a safer place by hikin' my insurance rate
And tellin' my employers that they shouldn't hire me
Thank you…

Mine

You can't have anything - everything's mine
You can't have my time, my world, my crime
I don't share - I don't care - I'm not that kind
Two for me - nothing for you - it's mine

Drop dead, go fuck yourself, eat shit and die
Choking on yestercorn, ripping your throat like thorns
Pulling the pin out as your clock unwinds
You can't breathe my air - that's fair - it's mine

Heaven is piling up with headless dogs
'Cause God keeps on forgiving fighters, biters
Only with rabies can we cure the world of talking cancer
Answer: die

heart attack

7am and the kitten jumps on top of the TV so innocently
And knocks the antenna off onto the bed
And it lands on the chest of this still ball of stress
7am and the pendulum swayed
I hear myself cry out in peace and in pain

The timebomb explodes and my heart ignites
With a burst of white light pure as the first taste of life
It paralyzed and freed me, it stunned and released me
It summarized me in a word I can’t say

And all of my life was shown to me at once
And I saw the total of who I’d become
As if in the end we add up to a number
Like finding the answer to all that you are

Afraid if I move I might trigger my own death
So gently I cling to control over my breath
My left shoulder burning from all I’ve been carrying
Buried alive under my collapsed chest

I lift as my sense of what maters has changed
For I saw the eyes of a Heavenly face
That waits in a place that I no longer fear
As I cherish my every last day I’m still here…

What probably will get me is a car crash in Jersey
And I just can’t wait anymore

Girl Like You

I love you (less)
I think of how much we've grown (apart)
Of all the things we've gone through (my money)
You know how I feel about you (bitch)

I need you (gone)
Deep in my heart (like an injection of porkfat)
All that I have (you take)
Is for you (to chew up and spit out like the filthy slut you are)

Oh, what have I done
(What did I do)
To deserve a girl
Like you, like you

Oh, to deserve a girl
Like you, like you
I tore myself in two

I want you (out)
My whole world (sucks)
Is about you (getting free lunch)
Without you (screwin' thing up)
There's nothing (but pleasure)
For me (you swine)

Oh, what have I done
(What did I do)
To deserve a girl
Like you, like you

Oh, to deserve a girl
Like you, like you
I tore myself in two

I love you (bitch)
More than you'll ever know (bitch)
I wish I could show you (bitch)
How much you mean to me (B-B-B-Bumblefoot)

Oh, what have I done
(What did I do)
To deserve a girl
Like you, like you

Oh, to deserve a girl
Like you, like you
I tore myself in two

(oh, baby… you know… ya know…
ya know I just can't live without you…
I LOVE YOU!!! I'll kill you…)

Like a dream come true (a nightmare)
It's all about you (Satan)

Crunch

Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you
From all them 'mazing things your hips can do
Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you
Britney sweet as can be I see you but ya don't see me
Jenni Love from Heaven above I'd lie if I said I could get enough
I got me a girl to touch and feel, but I'm not so sure I know what's real

I don't wanna see her -I got no time
I wouldn't wanna be her - I got no time
While she's sitting and waiting I'm home masturbating
And I can't get the girlie-girls outta my mind
And I really don't wanna try

Ya make me break - ya take my mind and crack-ack-a
I banga ya dor ba nombody home I ba-ba-ba
I locoll ya da fone no tone I rong-ong-a
Ya make me crazy - make me wanna come for ya
Don't push me hard I might crack-ack-a
I'm fallin hard for ya keep me comin back-ack-a
I'm crunchin all the time - I can't ignore ya
Been crunchin myself blind from the first time I saw ya

I had to quit my job so I could live like I'm underground
'Cause I found out the world is made of string
Everything

Deprivate 'til I start to rotate in my seat
Pick and scrape at one piece sweaty scalp yellowmeat
'Cause I found out the world is made of string
Everything

Crunchin time cruchin blind crunchin pieces of stable mind
Lifted hard broken scabs - saw a piece of the bigger map
Pulled my cock 'til it broke - all that mattered was just a joke
'Cause I found out the world is made of string
Everything

Maricona

Maricona - can't take my eyes off of you
Maricona - I've changed from the first time I saw you
I never knew what emptiness was
Until I turned away and you were gone

Maricona - I've got a girl to save
Puerca Tonta - she's got a world to blame
Where it's dark all the time
Let me in - I'll be your sunshine

Maricona - can't take my eyes off of you
Maricona - I spend my nights dreaming of you
Waiting to see you again
Waiting to breathe again

13

(instrumental)


She Knows

I forgot her name - 100 girls look the same
When I close my eyes - All I do is fantasize
And she knows - she goes,
"Tell me I'm the only one on your mind,
When you close your eyes"

All I wanna do is give my song to you
She looks away - I ask why but she won't say
It's cause she knows - it shows
So how can I stop the tears my baby cries,
When I close my eyes

Hush little baby, don't ya know you're my lady
And ya know we're always gonna be together
If I'm lyin' let the sun stop shinin'
Cause I'll have you to light my way forever
What else can I say?

And she knows - she goes,
"Tell me I'm the only one on your mind,
When you close your eyes"

So how can I stop the tears my baby's cryin'
How can I let her know my heart never lies
When I close my eyes

myth

Life is good as long as I can keep my eyes closed 'til I die in vain.
Life is good from dust to dust - it's been a road of broken trust and pain.
Take my pain away.

I never really wanted more than honored words - you think this life is a game?
My time had come and now it's gone - I missed my last day in the sun.
My face has changed - the dogs have won
I never thought I'd ever say I struggled all my life away.
Nobody is ever gonna take this pain away.

It's always the same - some taker of years that live off my breaking back
Empty soul collectors - predators of any shine that ya lack
Ya feedin' on my deed with greed not for green just for your trophy rack
They all come to me - my skin sweet to the ticks swarmin' on me
They all take their little bite and in the end it's like a stab in the back
I'm all out of blood, I gave them too much - but it's still not enough
They come one by one, mask of a friend - over and over again and again
Never ends - guess this was my destiny, to keep trying to climb for eternity
An endless hill while they pull at me, and slide me back down and not let me sleep
And live off my blood - with a mechanical numb dig my fingers in mud and pull my way up
Guess this was my destiny, to keep trying to climb for eternity.
That's my mythology.

Take my pain away.

A Way Out

Why do I try - sometimes I need reasons
For leaving songs after I stop breathing
Long after I'm gone - what greater gift will be there
If I struggle, if I dig deep, go every night without sleep
Torturin' myself 'til I give every piece away and there's nothing left.

'Til I don't wanna talk, I don't wanna fuck
I just wanna shoot up into space where I can blow up
Into pieces that float into nowhere - I wanna go there
Where I won't know care, where I won't know existence
Resistance, for an instance, for a moment
We can fight but every moment will always be lost.

I can't believe what you're sayin' now
Nothing is real except for pain now
Life is a deal I never made now
Tossed into skin - I need a way out
I had to blow my brains out

No matter how we spend our time
Every tick of the clock counting down
We lose our minds trying to find a way
To make it all stop - climbing for years
Out of fear that we won't reach the top
My hands are numb and I need to just drop

I can't believe what you're sayin' now
Nothing is real except for pain now
Life is a deal I never made now
Tossed into skin - I need a way out
I had to blow my brains out

I need a way out

Wasted Away

2 years today, I just pulled the blankets off the mirrors for the first time
Surprised at the new lines on my face that remind how I tried to catch an illusion
Hiding from me, hiding from facing the height of what I hope to be
Kept all my eggs in someone else's basket
Thinking they would care enough to not let someone smash it

What's wrong with me, I got this need to give back to a world that keeps me
And if I do just for myself it's like I'm selfish
'Cause I always had this thing about staying grounded and down
And it's not been worth it to share with the people I pick that I sought to prove they care
And I feel like a pussy sayin' shit out loud
But I'm openin' my eyes and I see myself now

I left myself behind
While chasing after dreams I could never find
I lived for all your lives
A machine for you to unplug at any time
I just realized today that I've wasted away

Maybe it's too late - the end has a date - and I'm cramming for the final test
It hasn't been a total mess, I'm just striving for higher
And humility will build me if I confess
Some people do what they chose some people look for every bump in the road
And some pretend and they play a good role
For the people that depend - they all come and go

Wrote half an album in 2 long days as I reflected and tried to take a hard next step
Of a spiritual kind so maybe I can find some sense as I pick apart a burdened mind
So I spread out on the floor all the pieces that I thought were fully formed
I see how much more I've got to go
I reach for a new drug to medicate my soul

I left myself behind
While chasing after dreams I could never find
I lived for all your lives
A machine for you to unplug at any time
Just realized today

I left myself behind
While chasing after dreams I could never find
I lived for all your lives
To forget about the answers I need to find
I just realized today that I've wasted away

Mafalda

(instrumental)