Fuel Yer Delusion, Vol. 4

by Mutts

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1.
I got what it takes, I know it That indescribable it that you can’t put yer finger on My friends and my fam know that I’m a trendsetter I got what it takes, I know it See I’ve been practicing for days now and I’m ready for this time to pay off I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I got what it takes You got what it takes We got what it takes I got what it takes I got what it takes
2.
No one’s a punk No one’s a fag Tags are just words, and words are a drag No one’s got blue eyes No one’s got green We all were blind ‘fore anyone’d seen Everyone is everyone else So shut the fuck up and go fuck yerself Everyone is everyone else Let’s shut the fuck up and go fuck ourselves Everyone’s a sinner Everyone’s a saint All of us can all of us cain’t No one’s a Christian No one’s a Jew No one needs no one to know what to do Everybody’s Ghandi Everyone’s Khadafi I don’ speak softly so back the hell up off me No one’s a thug Don't make a stink We’re all just Mutts, Know what I think? I think everyone is everyone else So shut the fuck up and go fuck yerself Everyone is everyone else Let’s shut the fuck up and go fuck ourselves I was walking down Division Avenue on a Wednesday afternoon And the sun was shining but this cat was throwing lightning bolts in my atmosphere I don’t mean to step on anyone’s storm cloud – sometimes you gotta go Zeus on a bed of iris – But I said, “hey there dandelion, let’s make a puppy that sings like a tiger lily.” Everyone is everyone else Let's shut the fuck up and go fuck ourselves Everyone is everyone else Everyone is everyone else So shut the fuck up and go fuck yerself Everyone is everyone else Let’s shut the fuck up and go fuck ourselves I said everyone, I said everyone, I mean EVERYONE is everyone else I said everyone, I said everyone and I MEAN EVERYONE, I said everyone is everyone else
3.
Girl you got yerself a big strong man Alright - I got one, too Now won’t you leave me alone with him Relax, I’ll treat him real good for you I saw ya’s ‘cross that dance floor He’s hittin’ on you, shakin’ your ass more Well I’ve never been more sure That he don’t know what that thing’s for I can’t disguise what’s on my mind I’m terrified, but I can’t hide I can’t disguise what’s on my mind So I won’t lie – I’ll be a real good boy When I trade familiar flannel for the warmth of your wool Will you look me in the eyes, tell me who’s the fool? Now he’s curious Well alright – I was there once, too So go on, leave me alone with him Relax, this gets real good for you Here’s the deal and you’ve gotta make it I’ll show him what it feels like to take it And either he’ll get so good you ain’t gotta fake it Or I’ma make an honest man of your heartbreaker I can’t disguise what’s on my mind I’m terrified, but I can’t hide I can’t disguise what’s on my mind So I won’t lie – I’ll be a real good boy
4.
There’s no use trying There’s too much to do I mean, living ain’t livin’ For me or my crew Night shifts at diners Across town to open your store We spend all our time getting by There’s no time for anymore Yet you call us selfish, Say we got it easy today But if we had something to spare We’d give it all away There’s no use getting’ up It hurts when we fall Ain’t no one around here To lean on at all We don’t need your diamonds We don’t need your gowns and black ties Don’t need a thing that you’ve got; We’ve just got to get by I know you hear us We don’t expect your hand All that we ask is a spot upon the ground when we stand Like Mama had Never were islands Mama would know For she made the oceans She knows deeper and deeper they go Strange accusations Disconnected from the plan You can’t see the ground for the dirt Can’t see the soul for the man Although we have fought Still I need you I pray one day you’ll have the thought The thought that you need me too Like Mama did
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04:19
I'm trying to find something to rely on 'cause I'm dying to be the one you can get by on I'm trying to be the one you'll run from in need of living your life to feel the sun shining on your skin in bed on the night when you come home tired. I'm driving through the gut of a ghost now These highway nights of a man will get the most, now. I stumbled into a younger me with less miles. The one you lovin', still, though he's been gone quite awhile Hell bent on tryin... to be the one you'll run from in need of living your life to feel the sun shining on your skin in bed on the night when you come home tired. For now you're all alone I know I'm doing you wrong, but I miss you and you never let on, no you never let on – I know you must be lonely, but you never let on it's me it’s me, the one who's running from a need to make things right I need the sun shining on your lips in bed every night while I'm trying to be the one you'll run from in need of living your life to feel the sun shining on your skin in bed on the night when you come home tired.
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I’ve got what it takes, I know it Put me in front of a crowd; people like me And we all know that profit is just popularity I got what it takes, they tell me I adapt quickly to changing trends I’ll wear whatever you want; I don’t care anymore I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’m gonna be America’s next top something I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes I’ve got what it takes
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02:54
Sitting in the corner, guess I’m not such a real good boy Mama says I’m far too old to be playing with toys “Put down your kaleidoscope and check your blind spot, son” This direction’s left for dead – it’s time to turn instead Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up Don’t know the difference between old timers and has-beens I’m not gonna stick around to find where I fit in My ego busted off, my rearview bustin’ seems Now nothing’s far away, not as far as it seems I cracked my lookin’ back Packed a stolen Cadillac Found a tattered map I’m going wherever it leads Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up Only my confusion has the confidence To stand up and be counted ‘though it makes no sense The dirt is always cleaner so I hop the fence And shake it up shake it up shake it up shake it again Once I had it figured out I left it in the dust Yes is not an answer I will ever learn to trust Lean in for the lesson, hear I’ll whisper in your ear… shhhhhhhhhake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up shake it up.
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01:48
God took my rib, devil took my soul They gave both to a woman, left me down in a hole And I didn’t have a thing to say about it God took my rib, devil took my soul They gave both to a woman, left me down in a hole He’s got everything he wants, he’s got all he needs She’s got everything she wants, she’s got all she needs We’ve got everything we want, yeah we were born to breed But I didn’t have a thing to say about it Got took my smile, devil took my frown I got nothin’ but a woman now And I didn’t have a thing to say about it God took my smile, devil took my frown I got nothin’ but a woman now He’s got everything he wants, he’s got all he needs She’s got everything she wants, she’s got all she needs We’ve got everything we want, yeah we were born to breed But I didn’t have a thing to say about it
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04:18
Playing and prying your paws are like presents You wrap up for Christmas and forget ‘til Valentine’s Day Otherwise meaningless days like relationships Founded on fucking but furthered by fear of winding up alone Everyone’s everyone else but I’m getting the feeling that lately you’d rather just live by yourself I guess I can’t blame you – sometimes I’m the same, too The stress it’ll change you, experience frames you Like a door, locked and boarded, I’m too scared to knock on it Prove it Show me proof and I won’t lie, I’ll love you skeptically Prove it Show me proof and I won’t lie, lost faith in I love you’s What about true love is blind? You’ll respond skeptically Ain’t no faith in a world full of proof Never madder than mad as a lover with Cadillac caddishness searching so easily for another Picking up stones in pursuit of perfection we’re missing connections We’ve thrown silence off of a cliff Stabbing through sages with pages and pages A torrent of false accusations with swift replies No wonder I can’t hold a thought for a second without second-guessing Or needlessly stressing at your door, wanting more, I don’t care, I just gotta knock Prove it Show me proof and I won’t lie, I’ll love you skeptically Prove it Show me proof and I won’t lie, lost faith in I love you’s What about true love is blind? You’ll respond skeptically Ain’t no faith in a world full of proof Won’t you kiss me like you’ve got something to prove Won’t you kiss me like you’ve got something to prove Won’t you kiss me like you used to
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02:00
It’s a real problem (it is) People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people There’s no question that it’s gonna pay off It’s a real problem (it is) Television is awful It’s a real problem People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people If you look at a python and you see the pig moving through the python I’m at the head and you’re moving toward the tail (So I’m envious of you) You’re already halfway down the snake (That’s one way of looking at it… not a particularly pleasant way of looking at it) We’ll both come out the same end People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people People make more people make more people make more people
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02:42
Saving all my money To buy a real nice stone I make money to make money I’ll buy a really nice stone Nobody gonna read “here lies a man that died alone.” I’m saving all my friends now They live right in my hand I make friends to make more friends And I count ‘em by all of their plans None of them are calling me tonight, but no one can call me a lonely man I’m not a lonely man I’m saving all my money Buy a really nice stone I make money to make money And buy a really nice stone So nobody gonna read “here lies a man who died alone.”
12.
Through the hall I was hustling Passed a double door it was more than familiar, I had been there once before No time to consider as I took the stage I held on to the image like a bookmark on a blank page Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds All that I know When the night had retired Silent like a ledge And my memory a jumper Pulling me slowly off the edge In my youth I cut roses Pressed and tucked away In a book I’m still meaning To read one of these days Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds All that I know Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Not a one do I own This is it, don’t get scared now Cut it on my stone: “As hard as he tried, This man lies here alone.” Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds All that I know Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Black ties and diamonds Not a one do I own All that I know Not a one do I own All that I know Not a one do I own All that I know Not a one do I own All that I know Not a one do I own All that I know
13.
I’ve got what it takes, they tell me I’d wait forever for things that aren’t coming I’ve got patience And a fresh new look, again I’ve got what it takes, I know it I don’t shy away from mounting debt Or distance from my closest friends I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something I’m gonna be America’s Next Top Something

about

To purchase Fuel Yer Delusion vol. 4 on VINYL, CD, and CASSETTE, please go to muttsmusic.com/store.

Fuel Yer Delusion vol. 4 is the fourth full-length release from Mutts.

Most songs transition into each other; pardon the gaps while streaming. For a fluid Fuel Yer Delusion experience, please download the album or pick up a physical copy from our webstore (linked above).

The black cover art is digital-only; the LP and CD packaging is made of a reflective foil-coated cardboard.

"Praised be delusion!" - Jack Kerouac

credits

released December 9, 2014

Bob Buckstaff - Electric and Double Basses, Guitar, Background and Group Vocals, Percussion
Mike Maimone - Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion
Chris Pagnani - Drums, Percussion, Group Vocals
Dan Smart - Recording, Mixing, Group Vocals, Narration

Produced by Mutts and Dan Smart

Recorded and Mixed at Echo/Normal in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering

All songs (c) 2014 Mutts Music &
(p) 2014 Mile Too Far Music (ascap)
Words written by Mike Maimone
Music written by Mutts

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