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spy
i lost my senses
sugar
darwin
just one thing
ventriloquist
autograph
coffee cup
chopping block
thumb
g i joe
pet's pet
cute
flower

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all lyrics and music copyright ©2001-2004 goh [BMI]

spy (j. hagenbuch / b. hagenbuch)

spy, deceit and deception
undercover and danger
always watching your back

little camera and microfilm
never have a long term relationship
never trust or relax
always trying to beat everyone else

didn't want to spy
didn't want to be just like my dad
didn't want to spy
didn't want to always watch my back
and i'm never looking forward anymore

spy, loading machine guns
swimming with sharks
fighting on top of trains

poison and antidote
checking for a knife in her stockings
always on the run
my mother thinks that i'm accident prone

now what will i tell my friends
at my high school reunion
and why do i have to act real cool in underwear
i didn't ask for this job, it chose me 

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar
chris harris - drums, vocals
mike stark - bass, electric guitar

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i lost my senses (hagenbuch)

i only have eyes for you, but my vision's impaired
you caught me looking away, when i should have stared
we put our love to the test, one it usually passes
but i didn't answer well, for i didn't bring my glasses
you looked at me and asked for clarity
but somehow i couldn't see

you used to whisper sweet things in my ear
perhaps it's been so long or maybe i can't hear
we had so much but now something is missing
it would have been better if i had only listened
you spoke to me and asked me to be clear
but somehow i didn't hear

you were so flavorful when everything was sweet
we had our thrill we had our fill now my mouth has gone asleep
i have a craving for something i cannot place
my pallet is changing for a different taste
you looked at me and asked me to explain
but somehow everything's gone plain

i lost my senses

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
chris harris - drums, percussion, trombone, vocals
alex robinson - bass guitar
kristin harris - triangle

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sugar (hagenbuch)

my girlfriend is like an ice cream truck
a happy song with goodies for me
every thing about her is supreme
like my favorite toppings on ice cream
and i know, she's the girl of my dreams

she's my sugar sweet thing
my one and only treat
she's my candy baby
sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sweet

my girlfriend is like a chocolate cake
frosting on the outside and yummy inside
she's always cooking up my favorite recipe
her sweets fill up the whole bakery
and i know, she's the girl for me

everything was normal 
when everything was formal
and then she and i started to flirt
she was so hypnotizing
and always appetizing
that all i think about is dessert

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
chris harris - drums, percussion, vocals
mike stark - bass guitar
mike dublin - lead guitar
kristin harris - bike bell

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darwin (harris / hagenbuch)

you use so few brain cells
and yet you live on
i don't understand it
darwin must have been wrong

you even have children
so after you're gone
your spirit remains
darwin must have been wrong

in scientific theories
there's always a special case
darwin figured other species
but not the human race

maybe the children
won't follow you example around the house
maybe the children
will grow up to be more like your spouse
maybe the children
won't grow up to be such a louse
like you
they won't be like you

chris harris - lead vocals, drums, shaker
jay hagenbuch - acoustic, vocals
mike stark - bass, end vocals
mike dublin - lead guitar
colin duggan, brian hagenbuch, darko luksic, eric o'connor, paul salvi, walter salvi, david miner - end vocals

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just one thing (hagenbuch)

i can't figure out just how
you make it look so easy
and all the while i'm wondering
where you learned to be the best
how you ever got any rest
all the while i'm quite impressed
but then...

there's just one thing, just one thing
just one thing that's bothering me
there's just one thing, just one thing
just one thing on my mind tonight

everything has it's benefits
everything has it's drawbacks too
and all the while i'm still wondering...

all our nights are so intense
you've quite the experience
i don't know if it's better
or worse this way

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, bass
chris harris - drums, shakers, vocals

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ventriloquist (hagenbuch)

i'm a ventriloquist
i got a dummy on my knee
he's always making fun of me
one day it happened
the dummy started talking back
now he's taking over the act

i don't want to be someone
i'm not
i don't want to be someone
i don't understand
well i won't, little man
cuz we're through

we rose up to the top
as dummy's skills improved
now my lips never move
back in the dressing room
he threw me out of the band
i guess he didn't need a hand

i'm a ventriloquist
with an empty knee
somewhere he's making fun of me

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
chris harris - harmonica
mike dublin - lead guitar
geoff neri - organ

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autograph (hagenbuch)

someday soon i'll have my fame
then everybody will know my name
i'll have lots of things to think about
all the baggage that comes with clout
better think of it now while i have the time
for soon they'll be people in my autograph line

i'll be famous
everyone will know my name

my name's too long, think i'll have to change it
throw some letters out, then re-arrange it
got to keep it smooth, with a good last letter
'h' is cool, but i like 'e' better
when i'm really huge, i'll have the last laugh
when you're in line, for my autograph

i'll have a super sports car that i won't drive far
for i'll be riding in a limousine
i'll be the talk of the town, i'll never wear a frown
of course this remains to be seen 

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
chris harris - drum programming, percussion, vocals, trumpet
mike stark - bass
mike dublin - guitar solo
the people of toad and the orpheum - crowd noises

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coffee cup (hagenbuch / harris)

the waitress brings our coffee cups
we smile our thanks, then start to talk
we need this warmth against the chilling rain
we both know why we're here tonight
i wait for you to break the ice
and we'll say the things we don't want to say

i see you've got a new dress on
i make a joke you flash a smile
i want to tell you that you're beautiful
but i hold my tongue as usual
your lipstick marks your coffee cup
and your words ate a hole in my life

the waitress brings a little more
i notice something i've never seen before
i guess we failed to let each other in 
you read me like a comic book
i read you like a dirty magazine

we've taken things for granted
and the waitress brings our check
to carry on would be obscene
you read me like a comic book
i read you like a dirty magazine

there was a weakness in your voice
there was strength in what you said
i'm still longing to be holding you
but i'm here alone instead
your lipstick marks your coffee cup
and your words ate a hole in my life
i'm staring at your coffee cup
it wasn't meant to end this way

chris harris - lead vocals, drums, shaker, smashing, door
jay hagenbuch - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
tom patrie - cello
mike stark - bass
mike dublin - smashing
winter in san francisco - rain

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chopping block (hagenbuch)

his head was on the chopping block
i never meant to cut it off
i never meant to dislocate
i only meant to shape

mining for the meaning that's within the stone
taking away all that's not the truth
finding his form in the alabaster
revealing my one and only master
i lose myself in this eternity
i was making him, now he's shaping me
and i didn't mean to do it, officer

staring at the product of a fatal crack 
disaster came from an single whack
it's a tragedy when your art deceases
the masterpiece is now his master's pieces.
no longer will i achieve the fame
for i am forced to take the blame
and look what this mess has done to me.

jay hagenbuch - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
chris harris - drums, vocals, train whistle
mike stark - bass, theremin
mike dublin - lead guitar
davidr - strobe guitar

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thumb (hagenbuch)

i've got a special thumb
it's green and helps to make things grow
i've got a special thumb
that helps me operate my hoe

i've got a special grip
to help me carry all my tools
i've got a special grip
to write down all my special rules

what if the aliens have bigger thumbs? 

i've got two special hands
to help me build and steer this ship
i've got two special hands
to help me mold all of it

i've got two special arms
that enable me to hunt and kill
i've got two special arms
to impose on all my special will

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboards
chris harris - drums, drum programming, vocals

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gi joe (hagenbuch)

gi, gi, joe
where did your girlfriend go
did she run to the city for another man
don't fret she wasn't your type
good looking but her head's so light
all she ever wanted was a pink corvette
(not an army jeep)

gi, gi, joe
why you hang your head so low
don't the kids in the neighborhood play with you
now that special magic hand
has found it's way around a beer can
now you're just like all the other toys

like fisher price people and weebles

what, back in the yard again
could this be a new found friend
you never know what can happen at these yard sales

what, he paid a quarter for you
maybe now you'll have something to do
this could be the moment you've been waiting for

gi, gi, joe
i guess now you have a reason to woe
you find yourself in a collection
hanging out with the bionic man
and ken with his malibu tan
standing around just collecting dust

like fisher price people and weebles

chris harris - lead vocals, drums, shaker
jay hagenbuch - acoustic guitar, vocals
mike stark - bass, backing vocals
brian hagenbuch - beer (can and bottle)
recorded by cathy ferrante at fort apache studios, cambridge, ma

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pet's pet (hagenbuch)

i am so lazy i sit around the house
and listen to my grandfather
tell me how he chased a mouse
but things are different
now that we're in charge
for people always feed us
and we grow so large
and whenever we get ill
they take us to the vet
it kind of makes me wonder
which one is the pet

if we could laugh
we'd laugh today
if we could laugh
we'd be laughing all the way

but my canine friend
will tell you another tale
he claims he is the master race
he claims that he'll prevail
he tells me these stories
he tells me they are true
he tells me they act different
out on the avenue
whenever they go walking
it's a strange phenomenon
and with every number two
we know who's number one

my pet's pet
oh i am, my pet's pet

jay hagenbuch - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard
chris harris - snare drum, drum programming vocals, trumpet
mike stark - bass
sparkie, simon - meows
ginko - barks

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cute (hagenbuch)

humans, are so over rated
how i wish they never mated
they leave me frustrated
humans are always so mean
the way they act is quite obscene
i think it's time to intervene

i radio to the station
i'm calling for annihilation
but damn their kids are so cute

humans, always try to cheat
to one another they only mistreat
i think it's time for us to eat
humans, have a bad attitude
they are often quite rude
they'd be better of as food

we should have taken them out
many years before
just like we did to the dinosaur
we should have taken them out
given them the boot
but their kids always get in the way
only if they weren't so damn cute 

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, walkie talkie
chris harris - drums, vocals
mike stark - bass
mike dublin - electric guitar
geoff neri - keyboards

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flower (hagenbuch)

i planted a flower
and waited an hour
the ground hasn't broken
and nothing has grown

i gave it some water
but it didn't bother
to spring to the surface
to blossom with life

the sun was still shining
but the seed was still hiding
and i started to think
that nothing would sprout

so feeling rejection
dug it up for inspection
and found the same flower
that i planted an hour ago

jay hagenbuch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass
chris harris - drum programming

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all lyrics and music copyright ©2001-2004 goh [BMI]