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_SMEARED_ complete lyrics



SLOAN: _SMEARED_ the lyrics


UNDERWHELMED
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She was underwhelmed
If that's a word
I know it's not
'Cause I looked it up
That's one of those skills
That I learned in my school

I was overwhelmed 
And I'm sure of that one
'Cause I learned it
Back in grade school
When I was young

She said, "You is funny"
I said, "You are funny"
She said, "Thank you"
And I said, "Never mind"
And she rolled her eyes
Her beautiful eyes

The point is not the grammar
It's the feeling
That is certainly in my heart
But not in hers (Repeat 4x)

We were talkin' about people
That eat meat
I felt like an ass
'Cause I was one
She said, "It's okay"
But I felt like
I just ate my young

She's obviously
A person with a cause
I told her that
I don't smoke or drink
She told me to loosen up
On her way to the L.C.

She skips her classes
And gets good grades
I go to my courses
Rain or shine
She's passed her classes
While I attend mine (Repeat 3x)
While I attend

She wrote out a story
About her life
I think it included 
Something about me
I'm not sure of that
But I'm sure of one thing
Her spelling's atrocious

She told me to read 
Between the lines
And tell her exactly
What I got out of it
I told her affection had two F's
Especially when 
You're dealing with me

I usually notice
All the little things
Once time I was proud of it
She says it's annoying
She cursed me up and down
And rolled her R's
(Her beautiful R's)

She says I'm caught up
In triviality
All I really wanna know
Is what she thinks of me
I think my love for her
Makes me miss the point
I miss the point (Repeat 6x)
Hey mister


RASPBERRY
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Look through the music
There's a dancing girl
She can be broken
In your hands
She knows you're looking at her
But that's what scares her
You're in the space
That she commands

If she still likes you 
You might get a call
She'll ask you why 
You stood and stared
You will be hearing from her
But that should scare you
If she still likes you
Be prepared

*
Pardon me for calling
But I'm just checking in
You don't know who I am
But I know where you've been
You sit and tap your fingers
When you should tap your phone
Tap all your resources 
Until she leaves you alone
She leaves you alone

The girl's got nothing on you
But that's what bugs you
'Cause you still let her get to you

(*Repeat)


I AM THE CANCER
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So long, Matthew
I will miss you
There is too much to do
Or I'd go with you
It's a bad time 
I haven't got a dime

So long, Allison
I now know where you've been
But I don't know where you're goin'
There's security in knowing
But I know some morning
Without any warning
You'll be gone

Oh you've kissed me, kissed me
Now you're supposed to miss me

So long, Andrew
I will miss you
I just wrote you a long note
You better answer
I am the cancer
Removed from you

Oh you've missed me, missed me
Now you've got to kiss me
Kiss me goodbye

So long, scarecrow
At least with you I know
You're going nowhere
What do you care
There's nothing up your sleeve
So you can never leave
Why would you?

Say there, scarecrow
Sorry I had to go
But I shall return
It was my turn to get away
Someone had to stay
So I can go

I miss you most of all
You've kissed me, kissed me
I can't wait until you kiss me
Until you kiss me
I can't wait until you kiss me
Kiss me again


MEDIAN STRIP
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I can't tell you what I want to

I can't tell you 
I can smell you a mile away
Measured arms you've flexed before
Next to a battleship
You made me mad, I made you sad
But now I'm glad you're gone
Take me on, take me on

Count to ten, I'll be there
Tone it down, I'll be in the barrel
Point came for you to be
Gettin' close to me
Can't you see I can't be
P-P-I-M-I-S-S
I assess the situation differently

You should hit the median strip
You should hit the median strip

Take me on, take me on

Three day bender set you straight
Two flights were both on time
To fight was on your mind
Tonight I don't feel fine
Feel free to dwell on what you feel
Free to say I don't feel free
You made me mad and now I've had
To say that I was wrong

You should hit the median strip
You should hit the median strip

Take me on, take me on


TAKE IT IN
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I know it's none of my business
What you do
But you don't have a clue
He's just a friend 
But he's got it out for you
I thought I should tell you

Hold this close to your chest
No one can know
He won't let his feelings show
He keeps them under wraps although
They would love to flow

What he never told you
Is that he would love to hold you
Take a look around 
Take it in

Take it in, take it in

I don't think 
That it's appropriate to cry
Here's something to wipe your eye
His only fault
Was that he was much too shy
And he didn't even try

So bein' all by yourself
Is no way to be
There's plenty of fish in his sea
It's not the end of the world
Take it from me
You can take from me

'Cause you have more to offer
Than you will ever know
Take a deep breath
Take it in

Take it in (Repeat 4x)

Hold me close to your chest
Before you go
There's something that you should know
Put your mouth on my back
And lightly blow
Where does the warmness go

Out to my arms and shoulders
Could I be any bolder
It looks like you have been
Taken in

Take it in (Repeat 6x)


500 UP
______
She comes running
Down like water
To splash around
With the ones that taught her
She's just like
That farmer's daughter
Everybody laughs at the joke

*
And we are laughing 
She don't know what it means
She just knows 
That it's not what it seems

Everybody knows
That's she's goin' nowhere
Everybody always tells her
How much they care
When all they really care about
Is growing their hair
And getting it cut

(*Repeat)

**
She's runnin' down much faster
Home base is around the corner
All she can hear is laughter
And that's all that's in store for her

Sliding downwards
You're the batter
That what they say
500 up on the ladder

She comes running
Down like water

She comes running down

Everybody knows
That she's goin' nowhere
Everybody always tells her
How much they care
When all they really care about
Is cutting their hair
And letting it grow

(*Repeat)
(**Repeat)


MARCUS SAID
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Halloween
The night the artist caused a scene
The night I heard about his queen
I'm just glad my clock was clean

Hit the road
Hit the ceiling hit my friends
And watch while it ends

*
Harder harder hardest
I am the artist
That makes it easy for you
To paint you in a corner

Marcus said
Or at least he might have said
I know what it is to be sad
You should have seen what I once had

83
Man that's where I'd like to be
God help me

(*Repeat)

Alcoholic alchemy
Write a song for me
I can turn lead into gold
Don't let me get old

What I find
Is I can drink until I'm blind
But I don't mind

Have a heart
Just take one look at my art
It should give me amnesty
It means everything to me

(*Repeat)

Alcoholic alchemy
Write a song for me
I have turned lead into gold
How did I get old


SUGARTUNE
---------
**
I wrote for you this sugartune
To help you through
What you've gotta do
When you're on the ground
And keep fallin' down
Remember how I made this sound
Sound, sound, sound, sound

When you're on your own
Feeling all alone
Remember that
You've always got a home
I'm outside tryin' hard to hide
The fact I'm scared
To be by your side

*
I know when everybody's got one
You want one, too
I know when everybody's got one
You want one, too

(*Repeat)
(**Repeat)


LEFT OF CENTRE
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I remember Uncle Owen
Because his story's aimed at me
That was 1977
I was in grade three
Since then I've got to thinkin'
I really can't remember
The last time I was the center
Of the target of pop culture

You see, I'm slightly left of centre
Of the bull's eye you created
It's sad to know that if you hit me
It's because you were not careful

Yeah, I got the middle child blues
I couldn't wear your platform shoes
But now it's safe to go back in the water
But I prefer Neptune's daughter
My older brother's pushin' forty
My kid sister's only nine
Everything he knows is retro
The only word she knows is mine

You see, I'm just outside of nowhere
But pretty soon you'll be in my care
And there are just so many of you
But not enough like me to love you


LEMONZINGER
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Sound asleep
The sleep of the radio
Your favorite show
They play the song
The one that hits your heart
>From the start

Hits your heart from the start
Hits your heart from the start

The melody
So sweet you want to die
Violently
Electric guitar
And a teenage superstar
In stereo

Superstar, in stereo
Superstar, in stereo
Superstar, in stereo
Superstar, in stereo

The perfect words
Sung by the perfect voice
In the world to me
I'm on your side
Those were the sweetest words
You spoke to me 

Sweetest words spoke to me
Sweetest words spoke to me


TWO SEATER
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*
For what it's worth, you're on my turf
And my roots go deep into the earth
How deep they go you'll never know
You'll never know

I'm sorry, I'm sorry

First it was me and then it was you
Caught up in his lifestyle built for two
You know how I feel and what do you do?
What do you do?
I'm sorry about the way I've acted

I'm sorry, I'm sorry

You want to be one you want to have one
Whis is it and what is the reason
You want to be one you want to have one
Whis is it and what is the reason
I'm sorry about the way I've acted
I'm sorry about the way I've acted

(*Repeat)
I'm sorry about the way I've acted
I'm sorry about the way I've acted

I'm sorry, I'm sorry 
I'm sorry, I'm sorry


WHAT'S THERE TO DECIDE?
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Where did you go to
And how did you get there?
I hope you come back soon
I've left you an empty room

Where did you go to
And how did you get there?
I hope you come back soon
You've left me with plenty of room
To breathe

But I feel like I'm chokin'
You see, can't you see

Whether it's a half a mile
Or a thousand miles
Well, you won't put on your shoes
Just for something to do for me

Whether it's a half a mile
Or a thousand miles
Well it's probably too far
More like a trip across the stars
To you

*
And I feel like I'm chokin'
You see, can't you see
What's there to decide?
You think that one step forward
Is one step back
Stuck on a circus ride

It always stops up in mid-air
No one even knows you're there
What's there to decide?

(*Repeat)

Self assured but you don't care
Don't get blinded by the glare
What's there to decide?
What's there to decide?