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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones lyrics

Album: Pay Attention [2000]

Tracks16
 01 Let Me Be
 02  The Skeleton Song
 03 All Things Considered
 04  So Sad to Say
 05 Allow Them
 06  High School Dance
 07  Over the Eggshells
 08 She Just Happened
 09 Finally
 10 I Know More
 11  Riot on Broad Street
 12  One Million Reasons
 13 Bad News and Bad Breaks
 14 Temporary Trip
 15  Where You Come From
 16  The Day He Didn't Die
all The Mighty Mighty Bosstones lyrics



The Skeleton Song
One day my skeletons appeared
And I knew where they were coming from
Hung by a rope I volunteered
And I never thought the day would come
Some boundaries I once overstepped
Shortcomings I must now accept
Secrets that could not be kept
I wish my skeletons had slept

You're not being honest really
You're really not and ought to be
Take an honest look at yourself
Try a little honesty

To further add to my demise
Demons never exorcised
Appeared before my very eyes
To no one's just my own suprise
A scenario just so surreal
Demons once so well concealed
Were now throughout my whole ordeal
So real and painfully revealed

You're not being honest really
You're really not and ought to be
Take an honest look at yourself
Try a little honesty
You're not being honest really
And honestly you've never been
You ought to take a look at yourself
Let the honesty begin

In flew the accusations, the razor-toothed insinuations
Each ghost my own creation, and every monster my invention
Beasts they came to burden, hell I let whatever stirred in
And I couldn't get a word in, at this unearthly intervention

They let up when they knew they got through
They knew I'd never be the same
With little left to say or do
They left as quickly as they came
The life was scared half out of me
Some way somehow I survived
A part of me was proud of me
The day my skeletons arrived

You're not being honest really
You're really not and ought to be
Take an honest look at yourself
Try a little honesty,try a little honestyback to top
So Sad to Say
I'll let you in, o-now im failing
You've got alot of nerve
you'll get what you deserve
Granted these feelings arent appealing
Im bitter I'll admitt now I've gotta deal with it
Just one more thing ok, its o-so sad to say
Its so sad to say what we had is gone away
You could say its sad,think of what we could have had
I'll let you out without resistence
parting this way is not the way we ever thought
I always thought we'd go the distance
But we went no where quick, so sad it makes me sick
Just one more thing ok, its o-so sad to say
Its so sad to say what we had is gone away
You could say its sad,think of what we could have had
My anomosity has got the best of me
Its been feeding of a sadness deep inside
that'll fade someday I pray
In time it will I know so far it's fading slow
Just one more thing ok It o-so sad to say
Its so sad to say what we had is gone away
You could say its sad,think of what we could have had
so sad to say so sad to sayback to top
High School Dance
Hello world Remember me?
I'm the sad little fuck that you failed to see
Who you should have recognized
When you had the chance
Hello motherfuckers now its time to dance
Hello mom-dad Is this a bad time?
If it is too bad
See the reason that I'm
Disturbing you both
I'm settling scores
You fucked me up bad
This dance is yours
I love to make 'em dance dance dance dance everybody dance now
Hello student body
Hello faculty
Show of hands how many
Of you here have met me?
Not too many - who am I?
I'll try not to keep you guessin'
I'm your fucked up dance instructor
And you're here for your lesson
So dance dance dance, dance dance dance
I love to watch 'em dance now dance dance dance

Hello world
Take a look at me
Well you didn't when you should have
So I'm sure you agree
Not paying attention
Has cost you greatly
Some other little fucks
Have been dancing lately
I love to make 'em dance
Dance dance dance everybody dance now
Good-bye student body
So long faculty
Show of hands how many Of you here have met me?
Not too many - who am I?
I'll try not to keep you guessin
I'm your fucked up dance instructor
Hope you've learned your lesson so
Dance dance dance
Dance dance dance
I love making them dance now
Dance dance dance
Dance dance danceback to top
Over the Eggshells
From the album Pay Attention

I'm over the eggshells I've been walking on
My eggshell walking days are done
I don't give a fuck about the apple cart
I'll upset everyone
Don't tell me on what or where to walk my friend
You once did, but those days are gone
I'm so over the eggshells
The ones that I've been walking on
Walking on, I'm waking up
Waking up, I'm walking out
Waking up and walking out on you!
You're under the assumption I'll be moving on
Assuming it's the next move that I'll make
You've figured out I'm heading out
Now we're both wide awake
So rise and shine former friend of mine
Did you ever think this day would dawn
You can trust your assumptions
Damn right I'm moving on

Moving on, I'm waking up
Waking up, I'm walking out
Waking up and walking out on you
Walking on, Im waking up
Waking up, I'm walking out
Waking up and walking out on you!
I'm over the eggshells
I've been walking on
My eggshell walking days are gone
I'm so over the eggshells
The ones that I've been walking on
Walking on, I'm waking up
Waking up, I'm walking out
Waking up and walking out on you
Walking on, I'm waking up
Waking up, I'm walking out
Waking up and walking out on you!
Walking on Waking up
Walking on I'm Walkingback to top
Riot on Broad Street
My father once told this to me
Boston's gritty history
Another ruthless battle
In a useless holy war
Handed down discrepancies
And tensions that'll never ease
One early afternoon on broad street
It blew up down there for sure

Broad street's just not broad enough
And you just don't love God enough
And if that isn't odd enough
We've taken too much crap
You've pushed us round the sod enough
We'e scrapped and rapped and jawed enough
Poked, provoked and prod enough
Something's gonna snap

The boston fire fighting volunteers
On their way to fight a fire somewhere
Met with a funeral procession
Proceeding way too slow
A brownstone burns out of control
We need to lay to rest this soul
Loggerheads on broadstreet
Eye to eye and toe to toe

Broad street's just not broad enough
And you just don't love God enough
And if that isn't odd enough
We've taken too much crap
You've pushed us round the sod enough
We'e scrapped and rapped and jawed enough
Poked, provoked and prod enough
Something's gonna snap

Riot down on broad street
Hand me a brick, a stick, a picket
Bottle, axe or cobblestone
Riot down on broad street
And if I'm going down
Hell, I'm not going down alone
I won't go down alone

And when the fight was over
They retired to the clover,
Silver dollar, thirsty scollar
Whatever pubs they had back then
The brownstone was in ashes
Broken bones and bloody gashes
And a casket sat on broad street
'til the sun came up again

Broad street's just not broad enough
And you just don't love God enough
And if that isn't odd enough
We've taken too much crap
You've pushed us round the sod enough
We'e scrapped and rapped and jawed enough
Poked, provoked and prod enough
Something's gonna snap

Riot down on broad street
Hand me a brick, a stick, a picket
Bottle, axe or cobblestone
Riot down on broad street
And if I'm going down
Hell, I'm not going down alone
And if I'm going down
Hell, I'm not going down alone
And if I'm going down
Hell, I'm not going down alone

There's a riot down on broad street (x 4)back to top
One Million Reasons
If I could have my way you wouldn't leave
There's nothing I can do about it
Nothing I believe
There's gotta be a million reasons to stay
A million more to not walk away
If I could have my way you wouldn't leave

And I could list each one
Where would that get me?
It's been said and done
It's just a list
A million reasons that I missed

I realise I probably brought this on
What good will that do me?
Probably no good when you're gone
There's gotta be a million reasons to stay
A million more to not walk away
I realise I probably brought this on

And I could list each one
Where would that get me?
It's been said and done
It's just a list, a million reasons
And I don't want to list the reasons that I missed

I was caught off guard
I've never been hit so hard
I've never been hit as hard as this
Too hard to be explained
Nothing will be regained
And I'll gain nothing from the list

If I could have my way you wouldn't leave
I realise I probably brought this on
One, two, three, four!

A million reasons why you should stay
A million reasons why you should stay
(repeat until end)back to top
Where You Come From
It's not where you come from
It's more where you're going
And knowing the going might get strange
The world's greatest writers
Are all drunks and fighters
Get going, that isn't going to change

Will you still wager on the egg?
Is it the egg or are you chicken?
There's an outside possibility
Your life might start to kick in
Your heart will start to race
Will you chase or set the pace?
Brace yourself
The plot's about to thicken

It's not where you come from
It's more where you're going
And knowing the going might get strange
The world's greatest writers
Are all drunks and fighters
Get going, that isn't going to change

It's been a thousand years or two
And still the seconds keep on clicking
Clogging cogs and greasing gears
Still you can't stop the clock from ticking
It's time that's overrated
And being great's become outdated
The apples, oranges?
Not worth picking

It's not where you come from
It's more where you're going
And knowing the going might get strange
The world's greatest writers
Are all drunks and fighters
Get going, that isn't going to change

Where is it we're going?
Who was it who said it?
Which stones are worth throwing?
Who will we discredit?
A pathetic aesthetic
In a world less poetic
It's not where you come from
It's going, go get itback to top
The Day He Didn't Die
How could I forget, the day that he didn't die
That day he knew what he was up to
He had this look in his eye
How could I
Forget
There's no way
I could forget him, or ever forget the day

And then the day after that, just after the afternoon
It was the day after Christmas in his living room and he died
On that day
In his house
With his wife
Still I won't forget the day before the last day of his life

Oh, I really miss him, he would have loved this, I hope he can hear me
I really miss him, he would have loved this, I hope he can hear me

And how I loved how he lived, how he was loved and admired
A knack, a certain flare for life, and how he had it wired
He'd never give up, he'd never give in, he had a wonderful way of living

There's not been a day, one hasn't gone by
When I don't think about the day he didn't die

Oh, I really miss him, he would have loved this, I hope he can hear me
I really miss him, he would have loved this, I hope he can hear meback to top
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