Marilyn Carino - Little Genius Lyrics

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EXCEPT "WAR AND PEACE", BY MARILYN CARINO AND MIKE MILLS

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leaves, sadness, science lyrics

TELL ME

 

You could be my deep sea guide

when you gonna dive?

I see you on the slip, sea-side

I cannot follow

and I know you know I know you better

oh my lover, wanna push push push the tide

don’t want no one to see, but I see the signs

 

There’s a demon in the backyard

and the smell of a rain-wet dog

and the Mongols march outside the door when the winds blow hot

 

And it shows in the way you sell it

in the glow of the way you dare not tell

and it shows in the way you keep me coming

why can’t you tell me

 

I’m a ceaseless agitator too

honing on a prize

don’t need no rules to feed me, no

but I get it up when you give it up

give it up!

 

Oh my poor lover

I’m a witness to the flood

it’s peacetime, drink some wine

forget the Ceasar that you are

and I tell you now it ain’t no rumor

I got cous cous and a big ole hookah

 

And it shows in the way you suffer

and it gloats in the air like pouring rain

and it shows in the way you get me high

why can’t you tell me

 

 

FISSURE

 

Cross a watery land, bound to what may

Talk about set-made plans, talk about tomorrow

the head

 

But in the eaves, I see

don’t pray for me

I’m not what you are here for

do you feel me?

 

I take you by mouth to your door

and you got a sweet say to mine

I beg to offer a promise that may be unkind

but my ship and country will never be under your sail

you see what you want

 

If something’s so wrong, cut the heart out

but it could beat anyway

would you fill me if I said I needed comfort, then turned you down

would you kill me if I said I can’t go on

 

Don’t pray for me

I got something of my own

 

 

IN CASE OF THE PUNKS

 

You think you’ve gone a distance long

this coarse and crippled age

count back up

 

Do you want to live just the bit that’s sworn

or near enough

like the victim of some black art

 

In case of the punks break out your vow

free and rebound, hand on heart to the sound, resounding

 

And true is true that all things sure

will the picture off, as so many are

can you be bothered to tempt a war

for riches closed up in the dark

and there you are

steeples and arcs in someone’s art

if you want

 

In case of the punks break out your vow

free and rebound, hand on heart to the sound, astounding

 

 

SCIENCE

 

When woman saw the sky

looked into its blue and black eye

and made the birds sing

fluid lines of passage

quasars, red giants, quarks and symphonies

and the peaches were sweet that summer

 

Glowfish in the deep ocean

glowfish with their sapphire eyes

that’s what we’re made of

our sinful lives

hallelujah

 

And the birds sing and grow cold

they see patterns in the sky

glowfish in the deep with their sapphire eyes

they bring the light to their dark world

like quasars, red giants, quarks and symphonies

 

 

VEDA

 

You talk of the old days like how it could be

I never heard that well or right

to me it comes out like a song or voodoo spell

 

Veda, straight up

your commotion’s alright

we’re not like the old ones waiting on saviors

and you know that we prayed for this sinful life

 

somewhere, somehow, something got to me

now the nights are the best times

yeah the nights are the best times

 

Oh Veda, see out of my eyes

oh Veda

always on your back on a bed of your roses

 

Veda you’re alone

something’s off key

when you miss your wave every jerkoff and knave

falls under your spell

 

Veda you’re alright

awake and you’ll see

If you’re looking for a prize, look em in the eye

fuck em for a night, kiss em goodbye

 

Daddy’s special girl you never will be

and Jesus don’t care cuz he’s not really there

 

Oh Veda, see out of my eyes

oh Veda

always on your back on a bed of your roses

You keep you on your back in a bed of your roses

 

It's coming your way, gonna butcher the old days

 

 

CMON

 

Ain’t this life good enough

standing orders, watching hours and catching trains

it’s like divine, so out of time

the sun a fearsome veil

 

Is it the time to tell the truth

no pleasure found

when the strongman hides and the dove’s in the lion’s cage

 

Are you ready – the night calls out

Come on come on, come on come on, come on come on

 

How many wrong calls in how many rooms

more than enough, you’d be amazed

and when your mind has got to be somewhere

look in your eyes, you feel your fate

 

The waters rise, your tracks are gone

Remember the sky and the trees all fall away

 

Are you ready, are you ready

Come on come on, come on come on, come on come on

 

 

PAEN A LA NINA

 

I been a lonesome baby

set by my lonesome woes

too out of tongues to speak

 

you got me you got me

 

all around all around

I went around your mountain

happily I set myself some fate

I'll crave for my whole life

 

Another day of my dying

one more and I'll be gone

 

You got me you got me

 

And like a rose you're by my wall

ah, but you don't speak and I appear

 

Are you alone

are you alone my baby, are you alone

hand in mine

 

you got me, you got me

oh how high how long how low

but your heart won't find me where your mind won't let me go

 

You're not for me

I been a lonesome baby

too wicked hurt to speak

cover your hand in mine

rest in my country

I'll rest in your country

 

you got me you got me

 

I been a lonesome baby

lost in your country

too out of tongues to speak

 

 

EDEN

 

Never saw a garden free its shadows and its peace

turn from dark to dawn to prison walls at breakneck speed

To a man, the pathway clouds (we come dancing in the dust)

and who but I, question, do the stars believe in us?

 

And I knew what we were made for

and the works of his terrible hands

dreaming in half light poems, black hearts within us

I knew what we are made for

and the works of his terrible hands

dreaming in half lights, only waking for love

only waking for love

 

We shook up the martyrs

out back the sky burned black

and cheap feelings beamed out like rations of sanctuary

 

Why do we hate ourselves

beneath this curtain of sleep

when all creation cries out,

“Crush the bitter song of this Earthbound feast”

 

And I knew what we are made for

and the works of his terrible hands

dreaming in half light, poems and black hearts within us

I knew what we are made for

and the works of his terrible hands

dreaming in half lights, only waking for love

only waking for love

 

 

WHEN THE INNOCENTS GO TO WAR

 

They gambol around like drunken satellites

carrying pictures so heavy they drop like flies

gazing open wide, dogs in summertime

so bloody tender as they draw battle lines

 

Totally unshocked by elements obscene

they’re just singing the sweet songs

and everything smells like bread and tastes of honey

they play who’s halos are bigger, they can’t decide

 

Honey, I don’t know why you wanna carry a picture of a drunken satellite

 

They don’t know what the fight is for, they don’t know

when the innocents go to war

 

oh you’re mixed up honey, you don’t know what you got

 

Kicking around a mixed up scene

thinking who’s in dutch and who’s livin’ on top

nobody needs a thing when it’s aflame, havin’ a good time

set up, set up horizons, set up horizons

territories and lines going out, lines coming in

lines got the best of em

 

oh time will tell what they’re throwing away

what don’t fit in the picture

forever’s a long long time

 

Honey, lovers are roomers, they pay as they go

they’re headed to fry like death row killers

they all the same

 

They don’t know what the fight is for, they don’t know

when the innocents go to war

 

 

WAR AND PEACE

 

Rain

in different colors do I feel

the sound of wind a blaze of violet

that I will make to living

 

When the birds start singing and all the rocks are ringing like bombs

 

Read, read the signs

they form a face, a doorway

a slave ship riding clouds

I find them buried under me

 

War and peace is in my mind

with every line

though I have no one, I will go there

 

When the rocks start singing and all the bells are ringing like birds

little genius lyrics

NO DISGRACE

Hey, got the feel like you'll never be sober

Pain in all you are, like some head in a vice

Got glass hands, cheat sheets, a crazy mouth

and so what

Combusting in a ragged hole every devil knows

A bully slap - and where are all your big sisters now..

In this place, no disgrace, only a glow

Everyone hears the sound

some back down

some ride the wrecking ball

Say you don't mind, say you don't mind for real

Say you don't mind, say you don't mind

Could you love a dream exploded

that smashed your heart

or a hope that died on the vine?

I WILL HAVE EVERYTHING

J’aurais tout qui est noir

KING OF THE WORLD

I couldn’t count my fortune
My fortune sits all day in my apple of a love

See me today,
I been worn away
With floating away
(he oughta know)

Going around and around
Going around ‘cause
I hate what you aren’t but you are the
King of the world

In your root you shoot like stars
And you feel so fat, like an diplomat
And you rule me so fine
over my line

You like me some days
Then take my money away
Won’t you obey?


MONSTER HEAVY

If I wanted
I could be the one
poster honey
pink and wide smile like a monkey

If all I could want
fit in two arms
If I live long
Because it’s all I can do not to drown…

​​

No time to be just anyone

Monster heavy
Lightnin’ slick and tricked out atomic
monster heavy
fearsome deep

If I went along
tearing no walls
or fevers down
well I shouldn’t be born
I couldn’t go on
Make true my old lie
if I can last that long
oh, a scene so real

How could you be just anyone?

TIME BOMB

Can you let go of something you know like a number

everyday spaces jamming up the flow

maybe I'll tire soon of the mire of longing

what's in the place there couldn't be alone

Christ, its a long day out

Wasn't making good time

when I made up my mind to take a wrong way

taking back steps two at a time

If you put me off again

what would the new mess that you see before you do..

you never know, you never know

Forces at work know me for working like a whipped dog

are they turning a tide to see if I'll ride another time bomb

But if you never come 'round again

What would the new mess that you see before you do..

you never know, you never know

Got me one time, I give in for love

got me two times, I give in for nothing

Living with you

I found twenty new ways to be lonely

I say it's high time to pray for a new day

Daddy, I was right to take a year of my life to think it over

and stranger than true, it faded my hope for you

But if you never come 'round again

What would the new mess that you see before you do..

you never know, you never know

Hangin' at old Simon's over the avenue

all my keys out

could you see it from my side..

but maybe you won't

SPECIAL DARK

​This is where we start

in a pool of steam and shadow

Turn to honey my will of steel

When there's nothing that you want

nothing to lose

I come for love alone

faith like the ocean

warm tides waiting

I come for love alone

my secret's out, my secret's out

I'll go away with the sound your brittle heart makes

Take only everything

take back what you want, if you can

my love, my love, oh my love​

I come for love alone

faith like the ocean

warm tides waiting

I come for love alone

my secret's out, my secret's out

WHISPER


​Inside I called me "Nigger"

finger on the trigger

what a cost to me in soul

My shyness made a muddle

a thing so home to murder

had I found my place?

I took me for a runner

but flat out in the gutter

I held out for victory sure

the real end to my war

and this could not hurt me more

this could not hurt me more

this could not hurt me more

Underneath and through me

something whispered to me

what I had to answer for

I looked up from the floor

This cannot hurt me more

this cannot hurt me more

this cannot hurt me more