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The Joy Thieves - A Blue Girl

by The Joy Thieves

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1.
02:40
You think you’re so damn wise I see through the disguise I can’t stand all these lies And all the circling flies While you turn blind eyes And you ruin our lives Do you listen to those that you subjugate? Or just the colors that you implicate? And all the bullshit tales that you cultivate? Or dismissing voices that you suffocate? We’ll win the war, and come back for more Reclaim our lives from those who would destroy We’ve seen through the mask Empire burned and crashed We’ll make sure you’re the last Your time of glory has passed Do you listen to those you subjugate? Or just the colors that you implicate? And all the bullshit tales that you cultivate? Or dismissing voices that you suffocate? We’ll win the war, and come back for more And reclaim our lives from those who would destroy We won’t give in to hate We won’t give in to hate We won’t give in to hate We won’t give in to hate
2.
Who’s that covering the road with shame? In and out the bleeding sky, the twilight of terrestrials Behold! A mirror flecked with body heat Makes a drain on your resources and the weakness is dispersed In my eyes there was a figment of the badland And it spun electric failure like a map of my contempt And my dreams were drowned by visions of the badland Burn the myths bereaved in churches you will never know Run the races on the needles of democracy The finish line, you’ll never find peace Bleed the badlands into madlands into fantasy You’ll stick it in and never find release Beckoning to meet the badlander A name-dissolving, systematic saint And you’re never going to beat the badlander Contempt for all the wisdom of restraint What’s that collecting at the door for debt? Up and down demolished stairs the mist of your involvement Look up! A ceiling stained with paraffin Drips betrayal on your candles flaming nihilist dispersed By the window was an etching of the badland And it made reverse impressions like a mask of my dissent And my cuts were opened nightly by the badland Scar cathedral walls by furnace You will never know Run the races on the needles of democracy The finish line, you’ll never find peace Bleed the badlands into madlands into fantasy You’ll stick it in and never find release Beckoning to meet the badlander A name-dissolving, systematic saint And you’re never going to beat the badlander Contempt for all the wisdom of restraint
3.
Why can’t you control your body? Why can’t you just sit still? Just behave !Why can’t you take this capsule answer to make you normal? Don’t you wanna be normal? C’mon, you wanna be like everyone else, don’t you? Good Germans, Good Germans make good Russians And Good Russians make good press Why can’t you control your body? Why can’t you just sit still - just behave! Why can’t you forget about it? Why can’t you get over being weak? I have this capsule answer No sleeping, and no more need to speak Prisoner 456…step out Lemme show you what it’s gonna be about! Why can’t you control your body? Why can’t you just sit still - just behave! Good neighbors make very good fences Or do good fences make very, very good neighbors? Are you a good neighbor? Like a good neighbor... Like a good neighbor... You good German, are you a Good German? Here! Take the capsule answer Just sit still! Just behave!
4.
05:28
I knew a girl (I knew a blue girl once upon a time) I knew a girl (I knew a blue girl, she was never mine) I knew a girl (I knew a blue girl once upon a time) I knew a girl (I knew a blue girl, she was never mine) I’d say that you have pretty eyes, but no one wants those pretty lies If they twist enough they might be true, those things that I would do to you I knew a girl, I knew a girl (X2) I knew a girl, she was blue ‘Cause life took what she got from you Put cyanide upon my lips Lay strychnine in between her hips I said, “Honey, honey…please don’t go Your life has been so hard, I know Just stay right here and drown with me ‘Cause you’ll never find the strength to leave Lying here I’m having fun Just tell me I’m the only one ‘Cause I get so emotional About the things I can’t control I knew a girl, I knew a girl (X2) I knew a girl, she was blue ‘Cause life took what she got from you Put cyanide upon my lips Lay strychnine in between her hips I said, “Honey, honey…please don’t go Your life has been so hard, I know Just stay right here and drown with me ‘Cause you’ll never find the strength to leave I knew a girl, she was blue The kind that I’m addicted to So I bought her strings and ceiling wax Some pills to help her head relax I said, “Honey, honey…make me smile.Use me for a little while.Just stay right here and drown with me" ‘Cause I’ll never find the strength to leave
5.
Dull this aching brain, it tried so hard, graffiti me, with battle scars Some may say, “your life’s a bust”, that’s ridiculous, no they don’t know us Addiction is my plague, it’s clear as day, wrong turns, my way Some might say, “your life’s a bust”, that’s ridiculous, no, they don’t know us Here’s my story… A list of broken dreams, head full of silent screams I’ve made my own religion, and I don’t worship me Truth is stupid kills, but it ain’t killing me Dysfunction Masturbation Dysfunction Masturbation Sickened from the sane, it’s such a bore, high life, low whore Some may say, “your life is black”, that’s ridiculous, ‘cause it’s right on track Same old story… A list of broken dreams, head full of silent screams I’ve made my own religion, and I don’t worship me Truth is stupid kills, but it ain’t killing me Dysfunction Masturbation is my reality Just like a king inside a cage, hell bent and full of rage If stupid kills as stupid does… your story line is so fucked up A list of broken dreams, head full of silent screams I’ve made my own religion, and I don’t worship me Truth is stupid kills, but it ain’t killing me Dysfunction Masturbation is my reality.
6.
03:09
7.
03:40
I can hear ‘em but nobody cares Cries of redemption and screams of despair Right there (Please help me) I can’t remember someone I trust I can’t remember exactly who I was Before the fall Before it all Once the dark set in I knew where I had been Maybe this time I’ll get it right Look you in the eyes and tell you no lies Hold you up just to drag you down Cut the weight and watch you drown Watch you drown You got to cut it You got to cut it Dead weight Dead weight
8.
Water was running children were running You were running out of time Under the mountain, a golden fountain Were you praying at the Lares shrine? But oh your city lies in dust, my friend Oh, oh your city lies in dust, my friend We found you hiding we found you lying Choking on the dirt and sand Your former glories and all the stories Dragged and washed with eager hands But, oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend Your city lies in dust Water was running children were running We found you hiding we found you lying Water was running children were running We found you hiding we found you lying Your city lies in dust, my friend Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend Hot and burning in your nostrils Pouring down your gaping mouth Your molten bodies blanket of cinders Caught in the throes Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend Oh your city lies in dust, my friend Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend Oh your city lies in dust, my friend Your city lies in dust, my friend Oh your city lies in dust, my friend

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The Joy Thieves - 'A Blue Girl'
(ARMCD069)

Once a thief, always a thief...

Dave Bachta, Julian Beeston, Howie Beno, Bradley Bills, Taylor Busby, Matt Clark, Chris Connelly, Mike Czarnik, Marcus Eliopulos, John Fryer, Brandt Gassman, Andy Gerold, Laura Glyda, Lana Guerra, Mike Gould, Jeff Harris, Ryan Henderson, Katzen Hobbes, i!, Jason Kottwitz, Eric Liljehorn, Geoff Matson, Jaysun McBain, Matt Mercado, Dan Milligan, Matt Noveskey, Phil Owen, Mike Reidy, Destiny Scott, James Scott, David Suycott, Louis Svitek, Ania Tarnowska, Mimi Wallman, Worth Steeling, Gordon Young.

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released March 13, 2020

Produced and engineered by Dan Milligan and James Scott at Populist Recording, Wheaton, IL
Additional recording and engineering by Matt Clark at Area 51 Recording, Austin, TX, and Mothership Recording, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Jules Seifert at Epic Audio Media, UK
Original artwork by Lana Guerra - CrudeThings.com
Art direction by Destiny Justic Scott
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