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

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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

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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