Napoleon Blown Apart by Wonderboy


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Tick

by R. Rist
Lost count of all the ways you found to suck me dry
Why'd they send me you - oh why, God, why?
I must be a breeding ground for parasites
Tick

Why Can't One And One Be Two?

by P. McGrath/R. Rist
In school today, I asked you where you'd been
Had to tell you about all she'd heard and seen
Girls can be so mean

But I'm not gonna burn 'cause of some witch hunt that your friends have out for me
I'm old enough to take care of more than one human entity
Why can't one and one be two?

To defend the honor of this bed we've made
They've got me dodging verbal hand grenades
They're just keeping baby safe

But I'm not turning tail 'cause your mom hates boys and your dad's the hurting kind
I'll stick by you until the sun goes black and the stars refuse to shine
Why can't one and one be two?

Me and you
Why can't one and one be two?

I can't close my ears to the idle chatter and the ancillary talk
You should tell your counselor to shut her mouth, tell your brother to take a walk
It's not just you and me, it's us and them
Why can't one and one be two?

Taken

by R. Rist
A silly you, a silly me
Two silly people we are indeed
I'd get your mail, I'd rub your back
I'd carry mace for you in case of attack
I'd still stand back and let you have the kill

I was never voted most likely to concede
The man of steel walks unimpeded
But something's changed - who's Mr. Softee?
This jelly roll starts melting
When the door flies open
I hear you talking
Too bad you'll never know

Just how badly I'm taken

Smarty pants can't pass two tests:
Seven numbers and Everest
I hold the clones time and time again
Watch out below
Boredom takes its toll
I climb the walls
Your face is everywhere

Wish i could say I was taken

If the words to a song are a little too obvious
Someone can shoot them down
That's how I feel when I feel like
Holding your hand
Touching your hair
Oh my god it's cold shower time again

When you say "jump" I'll say "How high?"
I'll be your dedicated codependent guy
And when opportunity knocks on my door
She'll have that gleam in her eye
And I'll say "I'm sorry friend
Please don't call again
Don't even try again sometimes"

Can't you see that I'm taken?

Unconditional Love

by R. Rist
It seems we've found a match while scrambling in the dark
Two life boats come together while swimming with sharks
Unconditional love

You never hesitate to tell me that I'm cool
Don't laugh when I come out of a cold swimming pool
Unconditional love

Where're you gonna get it?
It's sitting in proximity
Are you gonna let it?
Let it have the best of me
Where do you think it's headed?
I've developed an affinity
For sappy sentiments and happy endings

Smiling 'cause I'll see you in a little while
Don't care if you go dancing with the crocodiles
Unconditional love

Do you think you're dreaming?
I pinch myself and here I smile
Do you think you're dreaming?
Cupid's got our number and he's dialing
What do you think it's meaning?
Satan's gonna have it tough defiling
The altar our golden cup resides in

It's a new and strange sensation
All those happy palpitations
Sweeping cross the nation

No need to beg for scraps because my plate is full
Suddenly forever seems plausible
Unconditional love

No need for biting nails when the phone don't ring
It's strange - I'm not afraid of anything
Unconditional love

What I Mean

by R. Rist
I'm not feeling especially mean, girl,
But how would you feel if I told you that you never meant a thing?

Would you start throwing things, girl,
Or raise your voice to me?
But what if I said then
That what I said isn't really what I mean?

It's a complicated thing, girl,
The words I want to say
Come out wrong in word play
Then it gets so hard to speak
When the shoe that's in my mouth
Prevents the action
From your reaction
Of saying what I mean

I know what I want
I know what I need
I don't think I can say it to your face

I'm not feeling especially mean, girl,
But how would you feel if I told you that you never meant a thing?
So please try and understand, girl,
Why can't you read my mind
And make this easy
So I can tell you

I know what I want
I know what I need
I don't think I can say it to your face

One day when all of this is over
We'll both look back and laugh
But I can't shake this aching feeling
That what I said isn't really what I mean

Hindsight's 20/20

by J. Rosen/R. Rist
Hard to remember
But harder to forget
What I did or didn't say
What I do or don't regret

If I had a second chance
Would I make the same mistake
Even knowing all the answers
Would I have what it takes

Now I see what went wrong
And a lot of good it does me
Love is blinder than blind
Hindsight's 20/20

Sort of funny what I went through
It hurts too much to laugh
What I've lost is gonna take me
So long to get back

If I knew then what I know now
At a price I can afford
What I thought I had to lose
Turned out to be so much more

Now I see what went wrong
And a lot of good it does me
Love is blinder than blind
Hindsight's 20/20

Hard to remember
But harder to forget
What I did or didn't say
What I do or don't regret

If I had a second chance
Would I make the same mistake
Even knowing all the answers
Would I have what it takes

Now I see what went wrong
And a lot of good it does me
Love is blinder than blind
Hindsight's 20/20

Empty

by J. Rosen/R. Rist
You've been casting shadows of doubt
I'm still afraid of my own
I've been collecting your inspirations
As easily bought as they're sold
Yesterday's a number just like today
As void of meaning as the things you say

'Cause it's about too much time
And nothing to lose
Trying everything I can
To get me through
Going through the motions
Empty

I'm still thinking of you because
At times it's all I can feel
And so I fight to keep wounds open
That time keeps trying to heal
It's all one dimension
It all comes and goes
All numb from the impact
Hollow and cold

'Cause it's about sacrifice
With nothing to lose
Downing everything I can
To get me through
Going through the motions
Empty

I don't know if I'm getting any better
I've already been the direction that I'm headed
I'm waiting till something affects me

You've been casting shadows of doubt
I'm still afraid of my own
I've been collecting your inspirations
As easily bought as they're sold
It's all one dimension
It all comes and goes
All numb from the impact
Hollow and cold

'Cause it's about too much time
And nothing to lose
Trying everything I can
To get me through
Immune to the irony, scared of the truth
Going through the motions
Empty

Happy? That's Me!

by R. Rist
Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy
Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy
Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy
Happy happy happy - that's me!

Something's Missing

by J. Rosen/R. Rist
Used to believe that
There would be
A thousand ways that a man could say

I love you but
Something's missing here

Try to speak the words
That are caught in my throat
I love you but there should be more

And I hate to say it, love, but
Something's missing here

It's not that you're not everything
That a man could ever want or need
It's not that there's someone else
I just can't hide the way I've felt
There really is no easy way
For anyone anywhere to say


You've done nothing wrong at all
And I'm not gonna reach for an old cliche
I won't pretend I cried over you
But I do feel like crying

Rumours For Sale

by J. Rosen/R. Rist
Out back and under
Cold feet and hearts
Minced words are broken
Jaded and sharp

One simple phrase gets so bent out of shape
It's ugly to see what boredom creates

Speak no evil
Cover your ears
Don't believe what I read
And I hate what I hear

Everywhere I go
Rumours for sale
Everywhere I go
Rumours for sale

Thorns on the roses
Blood makes its mark
Staining the moment
Smeared on the card

No safety in numbers
A promise or a secret
Dies the moment
That it's given freedom

Speak no evil
Cover your mouth
The truth gets twisted
And passed through the crowd

Everywhere I go
Rumours for sale
Everyone is buying
Rumours for sale
If you can't take the heat
Better get out of the whale
Everyone is buying
Rumours for sale

No safety in numbers
A promise or a secret
Dies the moment
That it's given freedom

Angel Wings

by R. Rist
I think it was summer
The Fourth of July
1985
The end of an era
A long goodbye
All in a blinding flash of light

And there had never been a girl who could just wander into a room
And save my whole world from impending doom
Oh angel wings

Delirious moments
I guess I lost my head
Should have lost my will to give instead

And just in a moment
Stared me in the face
Good things come to those who waste

And I never really thought that she'd grow tired of the things
That made us bopth smile, or so it had seemed
Oh angel wings

I'm living and learning
And getting along
Drinks for two, TV for one
But still there's these feelings
Invading my sleep
How come the biggest thing that I gave her she still wants to keep?

And I know somehow to night she's got someplace to be
She's laughing her ass off and thinking of me
Oh angel wings

Insecurity Girl

by P. McGrath/R. Rist
"You break it, you bought it"
Were the first words I heard from her
Who would have thought it?
Caught red-handed with a drill and a skirt

I knew she was undercover
But I wondered

Why she couldn't look me in the eye through Junior Misses
A perfect dream and the handcuffs gleam
My insecurity girl

"Don't try nothing funny"
All business and all aflame
"Don't even try running"
We had so much fun 'till the authorities came

It sounds hard to believe
But she seemed intrigued

I know her job is not conducive to trust in man
But does she have to take her work home with her
Insecurity girl

And she's so shy
She visits me 'most every day
Mine, all mine
She's living proof that
Come what may
If she stays
I guess crime really pays

What a dynamic duo
She's batgirl and I'm a joke
She's my numero uno
She says she'll take the shackles off when we meet her folks

I can't wait until this free man has his chance to shine
The bad news bear meets the queen of quietude
Insecurity girl

She's coming out of her shell
I can be well-meaning as hell
Insecurity girl

"Rumours For Sale", "Something's Missing", "Empty", and "Hindsight's 20/20" Copyright 1997 Us Vs. Them Publishing (ASCAP). All other songs Copyright 1997 God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP). All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.