31 Flavours Volume 7 - Peppermint

by Chris Combs

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released December 31, 2010

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Track Name: Not Listening
It doesn't matter what I say
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter what I play
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter anyway
because you're not listening

I'm only basing my life
on everything that I write
if I didn't do this
I would think myself worthless

so I send out into the world
I send it into the void
where it disappears without a word
no praise no criticism no sadness no joy

It doesn't matter what I say
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter what I play
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter anyway
because you're not listening

but I rather like it this way
no one to answer to each day
I wouldn't be free to explore
if I knew who I was writing for

so I send it out into the world
I send it out when it's time
never expecting to hear from it again
I made it for me so you see it's finished, goodbye

It doesn't matter what I say
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter what I play
because you're not listening
It doesn't matter anyway
because no one is listening
Track Name: Dropping Bombs
What is that sound?
I think they're dropping bombs
All around
my home

This may be
my last moment here
so I thought I'd tell
you my dear

Oh, I love you

In case I forget
to do it from beyond the grave
I want you to know that
I'll always think of you...
Track Name: The Hearty Fox
'Now this a story,
it's about a fox,
a very special fox
with a heart of gold'

If you believe in magical creatures
You know the fox is the greatest of deceivers
So always watch for lies that come to your ears

All the world seems to look his way
Scrutinizing every word he says

One day while I was collecting insects
I came upon a fox who appeared to be distressed
I let the beetles scurry and listened as he said:

'All the world seems to look my way
Scrutinizing every single word I say'

Even with all those eyes around him
He still managed to keep his cool

I spoke to the fox no longer was defensive
I knew somehow that this one was different
To never be believed is a pretty tough existence

All the world seems to look his way
Scrutinizing every word he says

I said to the fox 'I will be your friend'
He gave me a hug, I wished it would never end
And then he told me something I didn't quite understand

Even with all those eyes around him
He still manages to keep his cool

'I was tempted to tell you but
thought discovering it on your own was best.'

Oh tell me!

'If you do mess up the world,
I'm gonna put it in the fridge
and you'll have to eat it for dinner.'
Track Name: Marley's Return
Oh Marley
you gave the world your tune

Oh Marley
you were taken too soon

Oh Marley
they did not understand

Oh Marley
you were a capital man

Oh Marley Oh
Oh Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh Oh

I saw you again last night
I thought it was a dream
you gave me such an awful fright
I had to stifle a scream

you denounced all your life's work
you said it was in vain
you did it all with a smirk
but now you carry all those chains

Oh Marley Oh
Oh Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh Oh

a spirit arrived at the stroke of one
showing me all the bad things I'd done
a second arrived at 2am
showed me the state of poor Tiny Tim
a last appeared just after three
and showed me a future yet to be

Oh Marley
I am right now taking action

Oh Marley
my business will be compassion

Oh Marley
you came from beyond the grave

Oh Marley
and now my life is saved

Oh Marley Oh
Oh Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh
Oh Marley Oh Oh
Track Name: Dull Dishrag
What do I see before me?
A dull dishrag
Oh why must everything
always be such a drag?

If you could see what I see
I don't think you would disagree

'Cause when I take a closer look
I see someone
who can be read just like a book
that's always cute and fun

If you could see what I see
I don't think you would want to leave

dull dishrag
dull dishrag
dull dishrag
Track Name: Fortress Of You
I saw you on Sunday
and there went my heart
into that fortress of you

Locked up tightly
like a caged animal
moaning and screeching inside your zoo

I let you catch me
though you don't know
the things you make me do

I am your mongrel
at the end of your leash
and I know there's no escaping from you
there's no escaping from you

When you look my way severely
I fall in love desperately
I am torn apart completely
and I become a pool of blood for you

Pluck out my eyeballs
just like my heart
that I give so freely to you

Wear them on a bracelet
at the end of your wrist
so I can continue to watch you be cruel

And I'll be the first in your
collection of parts
of men who had lept too soon

but they went willingly
knowing full well
that there would be no escaping from you
there's no escaping from you

When you look my way severely
I fall in love desperately
I am torn apart completely
and I become a pool of blood for you

Slice me to ribbons
to tie in your hair
like a bird silken and blue

surrounding your body
I am so happy
the knot is so tight
that there's no escaping from you
there's no escaping from you
there's no escaping from you
Track Name: Sophomore Stomp
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!

Remember when you were in high school
and you wanted to fit in?
The things you tried and later lied
when your parents had questions?

You picked up many nasty habits
now you wish they could be dropped
but everybody else was doing it
Everybody Sophomore Stomped!

Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!

Then you got out in the world
and left your naive ways behind
But, what's that? A TV ad!
Now you must go out and buy

A short time later you smack your face
you can't believe you did it again
there is no finish line to this race
The Sophomore Stomp will never end

Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!


over the years you've gotten smarter
you want to share your wisdom
Now you have kids but they won't listen
just like you way back when

so when you're feeling wise and foolish
And you want it all to stop
Just remember that we all do it
Everybody Sophomore Stomps!

Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Sophomore Stomp! Sophomore Stomp!
Track Name: Just Go, Just Do, Just Be
when you think
life has got you down
and you don't know
how to get around

just remember friends
and the love they give
and the only rules
you need to live

just go, just do, just be

in this world
there are twisted souls
who may try to
make you their own

but you are yours
for all eternity
keep on the straight
and hope that they will see

a love of life
and nothing less
nothing to hold back
nothing to distress

just go, just do, just be

sometimes a person
cannot see the way
sometimes that person
can be led astray

if you see that someone
tell them 'it's okay
just be true to yourself
it doesn't matter what they say'

just go, just do, just be

and when it's done
you don't need to look back
you will know
you chose the right path

if there's any doubt
just look around
and see all the joy
that you have found

just go, just do, just be
Track Name: Fake My Resignation
All day at my job
I can't get nothin' done
because everyone stops me from working

I have to get out
and so I plan to

fake my resignation
fake my resignation
fake my resignation

so if they think I'm gone
left for a better gig
then I can get down to brass tacks, oh when I

fake my resignation
fake my resignation
fake my resignation

he's not here he won't be back
I don't know he must have cracked
leave those papers on the stack
and we'll outsource them
Track Name: Anything Done
I'm not gonna get anything done
not again, no never again
I'm not gonna get anything done
not again, no never ever again

I'm gonna toss in the towel
I'm gonna heave it away
I'm gonna get out of town
I'm gonna leave today

I'm not gonna get anything done
not again, no never again
I'm not gonna get anything done
not again, no never ever again

I hope something will happen
I want a way to live other than this
I open energy in a can
all it does is give me one can less

I'm not gonna get anything done
not again, no never again
I'm not gonna get anything done
especially if I try