Scam

by 8 Bark

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Recorded at Attica Studios, Chicago, IL. Engineered by Chuck Uchida. Produced by Chuck Uchida and 8 Bark. Released 1994 on Underdog Records, Chicago, IL

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released March 1, 1994

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Track Name: Scam
I'll pull one for you
if you pull one for me
I make the market black
and get what I need
To get a little back
underneath the table
carry what I can - destroy the rest

Purple numbers on a tape
match columns on a sheet
that keep things straight
that keep things nice and neat
Kern, rule, align
delete, decimal tab
nothing adds up - because you've been had
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe a gulp of thin air, I'll tell you a trick
If you do it real quick, it won't cost you nothing

At least I do, the least I can do, at least I do, the least I can do

Eat a piece of food passed from hand-to-hand
and full of the hope that it won't get thrown back in your face

At least I do, the least I can do, at least I do, the least I can do
Breathe Eat Run Breathe

Run into the first safe place away from heavy blows
and who even knows, you might make it today

At least I do, the least I can do, at least I do, the least I can do

Breathe a gulp of thin air, I'll tell you a trick
Eat a piece of food passed from hand-to-hand
Run into the first safe place away from heavy blows

At least I do, the least I can do, at least I do, the least I can do
Track Name: Mark 1:18
You demand a chunk of life
a block of time for working
I demand a receipt
instead I get nothing

Time, one, eighteen
Mark, mark, one, eighteen

Hoping for regular
solid bits to bank on
pick it up, do not miss
fill the space inside my fist

Time, two, o, nine, Mark
Track Name: Take Out The Trash
I'm under the gun to churn ideas out
sweating hard I write them down
then wad them up and throw them out

Your suggestions sound just like a mess
kick them 'round & they don't pass the test
ball it up and stick it with the rest

One weak theory makes it through
patched up here & there to give it clout
can this be what a good idea's about?
Track Name: Applied
"I applied, got hired, worked a few months and quit. And now you want to know what I think..."

I wanna see you beg for pay
I wanna see how late you'll stay
I wanna see you do overtime
I wanna see that you don't mind

Do you want to know what that means to me? Do you want to?

I wanna see you wear a uniform
I wanna see you fill out a form

Do you want to? Do you want to? Do you?

And I wanna push you around
And I wanna ball you out
I wanna see you scrub the ground
And I wanna cut you down

Do you want to know what that means to me? Do you want to?

I want you to get me a coffee cup
I wanna see you bend & pick it up

Do you want to? Do you want to? Do you?
Track Name: Googe
Mud pack, pour my pack on
Lip-stick, two lips to stick
Q-tip, don't place in ear
Band-aid, Bactine self-made wound

Click it, fan low temp high
Hair spray, point away from eye
Cold creme, smooth up spread down
Cover, up what might get out
Track Name: Perpetual Scowl
There's just two lives we lead
and they always bleed together
one's the way we are, when everyone's together
the happens right between,
cracking up and getting yourself together

But today you're broken. Today you're broken.
Where'd you get that perpetual scowl?

Three things to consider
when things bleed together
we're always getting older, and older is forever
two and three are live with hate
and there's always something better

But it's all fucked up. It's all fucked up.
Because you've got your perpetual scowl
Track Name: Miss Endurance
We look like this
and you often stop and think about it
We think you miss
the point of all this hanging out stuff

And it doesn't work for me, and it doesn't work for you

I've said enough
when we're gone you'll figure it out
We'll stick to it
and when we out-last all the bullshit... then well know we're through

And it doesn't work for me, and it doesn't work for you
Track Name: I Do Care
Hands up, in the air, don't come near me, 'cause I can do it
Pull the trigger, on this gun, end it now, I swear it's coming

It's a statement, it's a fact
and idea, it's just ideas

You've got yours, I've got mine
I don't care, I do care
Track Name: Rut
I'm standing here, I run around
I've been waiting for so long. My door fell off
I nailed it shut, did I know that it was wrong?
I've counted everything two times or maybe more
I look down - my face falls onto the floor

I said scream real hard, next time I'm in a rut
I've told you what it's like, I've told you that I've had enough

It could be anytime at all except for the clock that's on the wall
if that ain't nothing then I'll quit
The message. The pattern. The radio. The news.
I'm looking really hard for something that I can use.

I said scream real hard, next time I'm in a rut
I've told you what it's like, I've told you that I've had enough