Fool on Fire EP

by ¡Viva Mayhem!

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1.
BETTER STRANGERS Strings and knots around my thumbs All my fingers feel so numb Through all the hurts I've found the sum The pain was good but now you've had your fun What sayeth you to me Get thee to a nunnery Don't you bite your thumb at me when Love is blind and lovers cannot see Still, I forget all of the things I should regret Of all the blood that I have let The sum of all that I have left I do not wonder where you go I do not wonder if you're home I must remind myself that knowing you is so much harder I wish I couldn't see your face I wish I couldn't say your name I think I find myself as wishing we were better strangers still Remember when you said to me I wear my heart upon my sleeve If you prick us do we not bleed But for my part it was Greek to me This is our journey's end Tempt us not us desperate men Two sure ways to lose a friend when One is to borrow the other to lend Still, I forget all of the things I should regret Of all the blood that I have let The sum of all that I have left I do not wonder where you go I do not wonder if you're home I must remind myself that knowing you is so much harder I wish I couldn't see your face I wish I couldn't say your name I think I find myself as wishing we were better strangers Still, I forget all of the things I should regret I do not wonder where you go I do not wonder if you're home I must remind myself that knowing you is so much harder I wish I couldn't see your face I wish I couldn't say your name I think I find myself as wishing we were better strangers I do not wonder where you go I do not wonder if you're home I must remind myself that knowing you is so much harder I wish I couldn't see your face I wish I couldn't say your name I think I find myself as wishing we were better strangers still
2.
03:31
POLTERGEIST Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? For a reasonable price! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It’ll treat you nice! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It will be your friend for life! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? Or a Poltergeist! There’s a ghost in my bed, I wish it was you instead There’s a ghost in my bed, I wish it was you instead Wouldn’t you look good with a ghost? (Ugh.) Girls like guys with ghosts the most! No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. If you had a party, it could be the host. Girls like to party with ghosts the most! No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It’s the latest trend! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It might not like you but it will pretend! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It will be your lifelong friend! Wanna buy a ghost? Wanna buy a ghost? It’ll be with you ‘til the bitter end! There’s a ghost in my bed, (bitter end) I wish it was you instead (lifelong friend) There’s a ghost in my bed, (bitter end) I wish it was you instead Wouldn’t you look good with a ghost? (You would!) Girls like guys with ghosts the most! (They do!) No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. If you went on vacation, you could go to the coast! (You could…) Girls like to travel with ghosts the most! (They… might…) No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. (I think… maybe?I don’t know… You don’t sound very convinced…) There’s a ghost in my bed, (bitter end) I wish it was you instead (lifelong friend) There’s a ghost in my bed, (bitter end) I wish it was you instead Wouldn’t you look good with a ghost? (No way!) Girls like guys with ghosts the most! No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. But if you wanted breakfast, it could make you toast! (Gross!) Girls like toast the best. No we don’t, we don’t like ghosts. Terms and conditions apply.
3.
03:21
FOOL ON FIRE I give it all I got but get back nothing This trip, like my investments, no returns I thought by now we’d be left here with something You agreed but never understood the terms People they may come, people they may go We understand that all the world’s a show The players they may change, but the beat will still remain We’re dancing ‘til we’re dead upon the floor I cough I wheeze I cannot breathe I will not be stopped now Dancing like a fool who’s set on fire Let me spin until I win at life as I desire Like this fool set on fire We work, we play, we’re never paid per diem You know each and every other chord We’re calling out the changes as we see them Us and we will take over the world A minor goes to D, G major goes to C Rhythm, lyrics, melody and chords The notes they may be changed, but the beat will still remain We’re dancing ‘til we’re dead upon the floor I cough I wheeze I cannot breathe I will not be stopped now Dancing like a fool who’s set on fire Let me spin until I win at life as I desire Like this fool set on fire Flames they grow higher The walls, the walls, are blue and yellow blue and yellow, the walls, the walls, the walls! I tie up my shoes I put on my jacket and pick up my tools as I make for the door Out into the world I’ve got nothing to lose But when something is better than nothing, nothing at all I wait for the next shoe to drop, the hammer to fall I wait for the next shoe to drop, the hammer to fall I cough I wheeze I cannot breathe I will not be stopped now Dancing like a fool who’s set on fire Let me spin until I win at life as I desire Like this fool set on fire Flames they grow higher
4.
FIND A BIGGER FLAME I try my best to cover Old scars that are leftover Never meant to kill me, just to maim I pad my resume, try to obfuscate The fact that I am merely plain I’m staying here unless you dare To put my feet to the fire Put my feet to the fire I’m holding out I’ve got my doubts I’m staying here where it’s safe Until you find a bigger flame Find a bigger flame I see through all the noise Distractions you employ Never needed anyone but me I think you’re trying to change My life and rearrange The things I wear and do and say I’m staying here unless you dare To put my feet to the fire Put my feet to the fire I’m holding out I’ve got these doubts I’m staying here where it’s safe Until you find a bigger flame Find a bigger flame Find a bigger flame Find a bigger flame, yeah I try my best to cover Old scars that are leftover Never meant to kill me, just to maim I pad my resume, try to obfuscate The fact that I am merely plain I’m staying here unless you dare To put my feet to the fire Put my feet to the fire I’m holding out I’ve got my doubts I’m staying here where it’s safe Until you find a bigger flame Find a bigger flame
5.
HEADS IN THE SAND Take a look around, the seas are rising There’s a new storm on the horizon Feels like we’re going the way of the bison How much longer til we realize it? Don’t bury our heads in the sand They’ll bury their dead in the sand We’ll bury our heads in the sand As the ocean swallows the land Meanwhile the clock keeps turning A bubbling cauldron is still churnin’ We’re at the end of a fuse that won’t stop burnin’ Stuck in a game that we took no turn in Don’t bury our heads in the sand They’ll bury their dead in the sand We’ll bury our heads in the sand As the ocean swallows the land Don’t bury our heads in the sand They’ll bury their dead in the sand We’ll bury our heads in the sand As the ocean swallows the land

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released March 11, 2017

¡Thanks to Will Russell at Electric Wilburland
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