Mawrth

by The Trappists

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    Lee Saper, Sam Rosenfeld, and Andrew Antar perform live in Providence, RI in List Auditorium (04/16/2010).

     

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released July 28, 2010

Lee Saper, Sam Rosenfeld, Andrew Antar.

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Track Name: What Can I Say
I can't call the people animals
'Cause I'd be an animal, too
The wild and senseless things I've done
Could land me a cage at the zoo
Keepers would cover children's eyes
They'd curse me for all that I do
No I can't call the people animals
'Cause I'd be an animal too
And I could be locked up with you.

I can't call the government evil
'Cause I'd be sent straight down to hell
The cruel and unjust desires I've had
I simply could not ever tell
Councils would have me burned alive
They'd lock my remains in a cell
No I can't call the government evil
'Cause I'd be sent straight down to hell
And you could be down there as well.

I can't call the teachers ignorant
'Cause I'd be as simple as they
The brainless and stupid things I've said
Could fill up a volume a day
Textbooks would call me a failure,
They'd warn how I'd wandered astray
No I can't call the teachers ignorant
'Cause I'd be as simple as they
And you could be with me all day.

I can't call the parents psychotic
'Cause I'd be at least twice as ill
The strange and bizarre beliefs I've held
Could fetch quite an interesting pill
Mothers would crusade against me
They'd toil to restrain my free will
No I can't call the parents psychotic
'Cause I'd be at least twice as ill
And you could be footing the bill.

I can't call you a friend or lover,
'Cause I'd never want you to be
The spiteful and cold things you whisper
Could only create misery
This guilt and self-doubt are disgusting
They root all the problems I see
No I can't call you a friend or lover
'Cause I'd never want you to be
But you could be a part of me.
Track Name: Swimming Free
Run away from the hounds, take what they won't lend
Nature will make soft sounds so brainwaves cannot send
Terrible judgments now, let's hold them till the end
So none can raise a brow at these chains that you mend

Now look beyond the shore, imagine drifting out
A quiet peace once more, the ocean drowns all doubt
Well there's mystery in life, that much I know is true
But sink in the abyss and that doubt won't come find you

And I'm sure, oh so sure that the world's just the world
And it's pure, oh so pure, our beliefs just got twirled
Into the golden sunrise, clouds are his disguise
Or maybe he's not above us
So come and swim with me
Swimming free

Hey little twirler, what's that game you play?
You said he's my world, ha ha ha! Is that what you pray?
Well turn around your starship, I'll take another path
Just don't impose worship, quit making threats of wrath

Now out there in the sea where fishies breed and die
A higher order sees on down from this here sky
Physics and chemistry, our rulers of the deep
Manage bio-harmony, alone down here they'll sleep

And I'm sure, oh so sure that the world's just the world
And it's pure, oh so pure, our beliefs just got twirled
Into the golden sunrise, clouds are his disguise
Or maybe he's not above us (x3)
So come and swim with me
Swimming free

Alone is quieter, just a deeper play
Alone is not sinful, just a swim away.
Track Name: We Could Be Dumb
I want to be a happy man tonight
I want to be myself and feel all right
So I will wait until the crowd has gone
And left their broken bottles on the lawn
For some tired mother's son to sweep and clean
And shout sweet prayers to our land so green
When he begins to question what went wrong
Oh then I'll smile and sing a different song

I want to be a peaceful man tonight
I want to be docile and feel all right
So I will sit until the spotlights fade
And books forget the words their pages made
For some tired critic trying to bring me down
Whose smile grows as mine turns to a frown
When he begins to taste the sour truth
Then I will act more like the ignant youth

I want to be a smarter man tonight
I want to know a ton and feel all right
So I will hold until these needles drop
And bubbles that we live in start to pop
For when I'm tired, what can I say
To make it worth waiting one more day?
When you begin to see the world that's free
Oh then maybe you'll sit and wait with me
But we could be as dumb as we could be,
Well at least we'll be happy.