Don’t Tread on Me Lyrics
  • Don’t Tread On Me
    Music: T. Mahoney, Lyrics: N. Hexum, D. Martinez

    Before you’re pointing at me
    There is a possibility
    You better turn that thing around
    Nothing comes easily
    So don’t you tread on me
    Cuz I will knock you down

    Some days it seems it’s not worth it
    The fight in me is all gone
    And I’m not trying to be perfect
    But just get one damn thing done
    Before I lose control
    I pick myself off the floor

    Chorus

    Never come a day that I’ll solve you
    Consequently I could never leave you
    In the shadow of those looming battleships
    I love our canoe
    I’m ready for the falls
    And the still waters we will find our truth

    Oh, there’s a clock in my head
    And despite what it said
    Another one on the wall
    They don’t agree at all
    And there’s a schism in me
    And despite what you see
    You might see me as calm
    But I go off like a bomb

    Chorus

    Oh, in the comfort of strangers
    You don’t see the danger
    Of just letting it flow
    This I know

    Chorus


    Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Music: Sexton/Hexum Words: Hexum/Martinez

    I need a break something inside me said
    From TV people counting the dead
    A break from all this sadness is what I need now, yeah

    I’ve an ache and a loss for words
    For apathy I sense in the herd
    I’ve heard ‘em and it’s senseless no questioning it

    And what’s the point nothing so dull
    Could ever on earth be brightened entirely
    Just think about it

    And what’s the point nothing so slight
    Could ever on earth be enlightened entirely
    Just think about it

    Ask me I’m not blind I can read all the signs
    So many have died, so many out of their minds
    Thank your lucky stars you’ve got it good it’s not hard
    To be what you are, thank your lucky stars

    We’re in a place I thought we’d never get
    People devolved and fought or they fled
    But I do not know how we’re goin’ to get out of it, whoa

    It’s a mistake to be paranoid
    A mental state that takes strength to avoid
    All the hostility and fear should be challenged

    Cuz what’s the point of living that way
    So many close their minds to what others say
    Which ever feeling you voice

    And what’s the point, we’re gonna pay
    Sorted out one way or not we all have that day
    So make your choice

    Chorus


    Frolic Room
    Music: Hexum Words: Hexum/Martinez

    There’s a gravity in me pulling me to want to see
    What is going on tonight beneath the electric starlight
    I like to mix with walks of life who live life on the other side
    Pulling muscles from their shell a place to some that looks like hell

    Oh, the classic song that the jukebox is on has me movin’
    Oh, the faces here make it so surreal
    Oh, in the company of pretty girls and near vagrants
    One drink away from sleeping on the pavement
    I’m not quite sure what I find so appealing
    About the happy hour stealing

    A party after party ‘til it started to get grating
    Another and another what are we celebrating
    There’s always something not to miss
    Diving back in the abyss
    And it gets so very stale
    But tomorrow’s a new tale

    In the Frolic Room
    The seat I assume
    And I’m drawn to the night
    And it’s damn neon light

    Where are we meeting up at?
    Let me guess bet I know
    Does it have a sign in the window
    Ice cold six packs to go
    Sleep it off if you have to
    There’s a booth always in shadow
    The reality is all around you
    It’s the best reality show

    Oh, in the company of the privileged and the nearly damned
    Mixing like a cocktail of pure spirits slammed
    In the danger zone is where you’ll find me
    In a certain dive so inviting

    Chorus


    Speak Easy
    Music: Sexton Words: Hexum/Martinez

    If there’s a scream inside of you just let it go
    You’re beating yourself up baby don’t you know
    You’ve got to get through and lift the roof off your soul
    It’s like a pain lock in a part of your heart
    It’s never going to leave it unless you start to warm it up
    Be wise and be smart

    Out on the ocean
    There’s no one around no one to hear a sound
    It’s just us out here out on the ocean
    Speaking freely
    Away from the city
    Away from the ears that bug us and judge us
    It’s so liberating to be free
    And my heart slows down

    Nice and easy
    And your breathing will be pleasing
    Just speak easy and say what’s on your mind
    I search for something to compare you to
    Thought long and hard for a simile true
    Now I’m suddenly aware
    End the quest you’re beyond compare
    So speak easy

    If there’s a shadow in your life then there’s sunshine
    Things turning inside out all the time just rewind
    It’s all in your mind
    Ooh so speak easy

    Out here we’re floating
    Late in the night and the only light to guide us
    Is a full moon that’s glowing on the sea
    And my heart slows down

    Chorus


    Solar Flare
    Music: Hexum Words: Hexum/Martinez

    Not for lack of a gentle mother
    I do lack a mental cover
    It keeps on pounding my head
    World order, water torture
    Exhausted economics
    Every day just more comics
    In a pissing contest
    That started out with atomic bombs
    Mom will they drop the bomb
    Will they think about their children’s children
    Being born with limbs missing
    There is no one to call
    You can’t make them stall
    I want to feed them to each other
    Cuz I’m sick of them all

    How can’t you see something’s missing
    Is anyone listening
    We’re shooting up flares
    Does anyone care

    They got this world locked down, bound and gagged
    From the rez in Pine Ridge to that land in Bagdad

    When did our leaders
    Become bottom feeders
    We’re shooting up flares
    Does anyone care

    They got this world locked down, bound and gagged
    With constant fear and paranoia
    Toxins in our head

    It’s just something they know how to do
    How to make everyone feel uncalm
    The masses just take it while they turn the screws
    Bring to a boil, add oil, then bomb
    It’s just something that we got to fight
    How to make everyone feel uncalm
    Keep us distracted with fuel to ignite

    Porno shows, MTV hoes, and on the radio
    It’s the same fucking song
    That’s just the way it goes
    Cultures referral to democracy’s girls
    Learn the rules of engagement
    Sweetheart this is the world

    How can so many sit silent
    Numb to the violence
    We’re shooting up flares
    Does anyone care

    They got this world locked down, bound and gagged
    With Botoxed Barbie dolls in magazine ads

    It’s just something they know how to do
    How to make everyone feel uncalm
    The masses just take it while they turn the screws
    Bring to a boil, add oil, then bomb
    Embodying all that we know to be wrong
    How to make everyone feel uncalm
    When a war chant becomes the popular song


    Waiting
    Music: Hexum Words: Hexum/Martinez

    No matter what I do
    I always wait for you
    So I guess that’s, that’s what I gotta do

    It’s seems I’m spending so much time waiting
    And when you can’t make up your mind I’m waiting for you
    If that’s what it requires, then waiting’s what I’ll do
    So hurry yourself up, I’m waiting

    Just hang up that phone
    You already know on your own
    What you need to do what you got to do
    Feels like I’m losing my mind
    You know that I’ll deal just fine

    Chorus

    I know you’re thinking my love’s a gamble
    And you’re not sure that you’re gonna win now babe
    Take your money and double your bet
    And see what happens watch out
    And takin’ my love down to your pawn shop
    Tell me baby what should I get
    A wedding ring and a boom box,
    boom box, boom box, boom box, ow

    And what else can I say?
    It will do no good anyway
    As long as you know that
    I’ll keep waiting

    Chorus

    And what else can I say?
    It will do no good anyway
    As long as you know that
    I’ll keep waiting

    For you I’d wait forever
    Because I know that one day we’ll be together
    Maybe it’s because you know I’ll wait (you know I’ll wait)
    I’m still waiting


    Long for the Flowers
    Music: Hexum Words: Hexum/Martinez

    Between this world and the next
    I wanna locate a bit of you
    Will I feel it or gaze in emptiness
    Who’d guess it could be so unfinished
    A never ending infernal process
    Yeah where is that bliss
    That ordinary life that was so exquisite

    You long for the flowers
    I get more from the hours spent
    Minutes that are free of dissent
    A day without argument

    You said you long for the flowers that you remember
    A song sang from the shower how I used to bend words
    You asked me where did all that go and I have no answer
    I admit that I’m giving up hope and wondering if it can survive

    One day will we just begin again
    One day will we begin again

    Chorus

    Don’t think I take lightly
    The wilting we feel
    I wish for surviving
    But time, but time, it steals like a thief


    Getting Through to Her
    Music: Martinez/Tripp Words: Martinez

    There was an earthquake
    In her dreams so she thinks her
    Foundation is crumbling away
    Fault lines in her words
    Open to show a soul disturbed
    That has shaped her to what she is today

    Getting through to her
    Getting through to her
    Getting through to her
    Getting through to her

    Sometimes when I call
    She tells me things that were not her fault
    And her surface will start to break
    Breakdown a hurting sound
    I wanna tell her that it’s ok now
    But I’m not too sure just what to say

    Chorus

    All she wants is some breathing room
    If not tomorrow surely one day soon
    All she wants is some breathing room
    If not tomorrow surely one day soon

    Excuse me did she say
    She wished she went away
    And not return to the shame
    Brought to her those days
    We’ll take man’s dirty deeds
    And suck them out by cosmic means
    Into the sun hurl them
    Where they’ll be happy burning
    But life is not t.v.
    Life is not t.v.
    Life is not t.v.

    She’s on wounded knee
    And well Crazy Horse that’s me
    Her hard parts I’m cradling
    I feel refreshed when I watch her sleep
    Sometimes that’s all I need
    It’s all about the company we keep

    Chorus

    All she wants is some breathing room
    If not tomorrow surely one day soon


    Whiskey & Wine
    Music: Martinez/Hexum Words: Martinez/Hexum

    I know what you’re thinking
    I know I did you wrong
    But I just got this feeling
    Baby please hold on
    The way we used to dance
    Now we forgot the steps
    We both lost our balance
    Now I drink to forget

    Whiskey and wine
    Killing me a shot at a time

    You pour the liquor in the cup and swirl it around cuz
    You don’t remember if you’re up or down
    Temporary fixer the moment’s elixir yeah
    And I will say
    I put my hand up in the air and I won’t do it again no
    Can’t promise it because I don’t pretend to know what
    The price I pay-ee yeah yeah-ee
    It’s not a remedy for a thing and I will do it again

    Whiskey and wine
    Killing me a shot at a time


    It’s Getting OK Now
    Music: Mahoney Words: Martinez

    There will come a time
    When I no longer am
    I will take my last breath
    And on that day
    I’ll be dying
    At that time will I be at ease
    Will I be dreaming and be at peace
    These are things I just don’t know
    Come on help me now

    Why must I think of this until I find
    Peace and quiet in the clouding of my mind
    There were times I thought I would not come around
    But I can tell things are getting ok now

    What if there is no ending
    And we turn from where we’ve been
    To a new place where all we can see
    Is light pouring in
    Am I really all that far
    Far removed from that ending part
    Or just a little closer to
    The galaxy’s misty heart

    Why must I think of this until I find
    Peace and quiet in the clouding of my mind
    There were times I thought I would not come around
    But I can tell things are getting ok now


    There’s Always an Excuse
    Music: Hexum/Wills Words: Hexum/Martinez

    There’s always an excuse when you need one
    There’s always an excuse when you need one
    Always a reason for someone
    There’s always an excuse when you need one
    There’s always an excuse when you need one
    Always

    Tip toe around the turncoat today
    Which mood is going to be today

    This time you’ve done it
    You hurt yourself good
    Your best friend is gone
    And it’s understood
    All alone no singing
    And in true LA style your
    Phone’s stop ringing

    Chorus

    Shut it down get it right
    Cuz a person can’t win if you don’t even put up a fight
    Get it right
    Everyone has something that keeps them awake in the night
    That’s a fact
    Don’t think of the times that you gave up and let out some slack
    Take it back
    Don’t think you’re the only one going through it
    Take it back

    Chorus


    Little Brother
    Music: Hexum Words: Hexum
    Bonus Track from Don’t Tread On Me

    Hey little brother, you’ve got so much to discover
    Cant you conceptualize what you’re doing to our mother
    Those drugs that choose leave you left with the blues
    Trust me I’ve been there, to me it’s old news
    Pending disaster; you’re heading there faster
    It’s tearing me up to know you get so plastered

    Because you’re caught up in the scene at the age of nineteen
    Maybe so was I at that age but I had a dream
    And those god damn powder drugs, they fill you with doubt
    You’re just getting getting caught up in it and you have to break out

    You blacked out on the floor you told me
    The next day they found you that way
    Those damn medications had your back baby
    It hurt when they took them all away

    You’re feeling so bad
    You’re looking for a place to land
    Help me understand
    How in hell it got so out of hand

    I know that it’s hard but you risking being permanently scarred
    You’re hurting inside so you’re flirting with tragedy on the dark side
    Those drugs that choose leave you left with the blues
    Trust me I’ve been there to me it’s old news
    Hey little brother you’ve messed up another chance
    Sooner or later you must take a stance

    At the edge of it all where you begin
    To consume that product to its very end
    How much time is left will you collapse will you confess
    You’re in that spiritless void spinning into excess

    You blacked out on the floor you told me
    The next day they found you that way
    Those damn medications had your back baby
    It hurt when they took them all away

    You’re feeling so bad
    You’re looking for a place to land
    Help me understand
    How in hell it got so out of hand