The Sugar Man

by Timatim Fitfit

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released October 6, 2017

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Track Name: Walking Cane
Without my walking cane I would be flat on the floor
Feet in the mud head on the shore
I would grow old without my walking cane
I wouldn't feel so good without my walking cane
I would be all alone just like the sugar man
Locked in a cold room.
Some call it my third leg some call it my fourth
It's got a magnet that points me to magnetic north
And I sally forth whenever I please
When I'm done up there I head back to the south
Take that ol' muddy water right into my mouth
And I swallow it down cause it's good for me.
They say that diamonds have a way of staying cold
But that will never save my soul and that's cold
If I could find another way I'd just stay at home
Not pick up my walking cane is this the kinda man I am.
When I die make a wish
And set me on fire like a big ol' fish
Build a pyre up to the sky get me lit
And then bury me beside my walking cane
That's all I'm asking of you.
Track Name: Livin' in the City
We're living in the city like an enormous mouth
I hope it doesn't start swallowing
We're part of a following
Us and them we go to shows
Try to beat each other to the punch.
Our friends are like family
We don't see them very much
And when we do
The alcohol covers the awkwardness up
Tonight will be frivolous
We're dead set on that
After the week we've had we're all a little out of breath.
Maybe one day we'll move on
Maybe one day we'll move on.
Taxidermies in your basement
The smell of borax fills the room
I wish I could be resurrected
Like your little gray loon
There are pigeons all around me
They don't give a shit
Whether my life has meaning
Of if I drown in it
Throw back all the curtains
I don't want to sleep all day
But sometimes for survival there's just no other way
We drove out to the country
To breath that country air
We were deafened by the roar of silence from the moment we got there.
Maybe one day we'll move on,
Maybe one day we'll move on.
Catching the tail end of a hurricane as it blows up the coast
I look outside my window and see the skies are filled with ghosts
Memories of a past life when it was plain to see
We could be anything and everything we wanted to be.
But we're living in the city, like an enormous mouth
And we're going to stay here until we figure things out
But if we should flee, go back to where it all began,
I want you to know, we can always come back again.
I want you to know, you can always go back again.
Track Name: Feeling Good
I'm feeling good, I feel like everything is wrong,
But at least it will all be gone
When I come to rest in the arms of my ancestors.
Well I've been burned, I've been shot down in a plane,
After a while it's all the same,
But you learn to be the smartest man in the room
And have an escape route.
And I don't cry on a cloudy day,
Because this is my way, this is my way,
And I'm not saw when the sun don't shine,
Cause this is my time, this is my time.
So here's the rules:
You do not do,
You do not do,
You do not do,
You do not do,
You do not do or think,
Or look pretty in pink,
Then we can laugh, and we can smile all day,
And stay outta their way.
And I don't cry on a cloudy day,
Because this is my way, this is my way,
And I'm not saw when the sun don't shine,
Cause this is my time, this is my time.
Track Name: The Arctic of Men
Out in the arctic of men
I have only a pen and I try to keep track
Of this gross mismanagement
That goes on at the hands of my brothers,
When worlds collide
We just stand back and try to choose sides
And whoever's blood flows coldest inside
Will be the one who survives
On the arctic of men.
Just an old country boy in the arctic of men,
I was quickly laid low by the power of the pen,
As I watched all my idiot desperate friends,
Climb high in the arctic of men.
Oh such foolish boys,
Running around, such foolish boys,
Turning it on, plucking the wings,
You don't understand a thing,
All that you are is foolish boys.
Sit down and play me a hand,
You all know how I love a good game of chance,
Even though we're all bluffing and laughing at nothing,
Well the whole world is watching let's always be friends,
I write my insane letters to the president
And I ask her if she knows where all my money went,
And I draw pretty patterns on the walls of my room,
Because I can't afford rent with a view.
When worlds collide
We just stand back and try to choose sides
And whoever's blood flows coldest inside
Will be the one who survives.
Oh such foolish boys,
Running around, such foolish boys,
Turning it on, plucking the wings,
You don't understand a thing,
All that you are is foolish boys,
In the arctic of men.
Track Name: War Machine
I'm on a roll,
Gonna let shine, gonna drive my war machine,
Gonna let it shine, let it shine,
From every side of me,
From the Bitterroot down to New Orleans,
And everywhere in between,
Gonna let it fly, gonna let it fly,
Drive my war machine.
When I was just a little child sitting on my momma's knee,
She said let it shine, let it shine,
That's what she said to me,
Yes when I was just a little child sitting on my momma's knee,
She said let it fly, you gotta let it fly,
Drive your war machine.
People come and people go, but no body dares to steer,
So I'm going down to the road tonight,
And I'm gonna make a deal,
Yes people come and people go
But nobody grabs the wheel,
So I'm going down to the corner store,
And I'm gonna make a deal,
I'm on a roll.
And when finally the bottom falls out,
I'm gonna roll up my sleeves,
And when finally this whole ship goes south,
I'm gonna go make a deal.
I'm on a roll, gonna let it shine,
Gonna drive my war machine,
Gonna let it fly, gonna let it fly,
From every side of me,
I've been beat down by this world so long,
It's a wonder I can even see,
And every time I look inside a mirror,
All I find is a war machine.
I'm on a roll.
Track Name: Seeders and Leechers
You tried your best,
To be what you wanted to be
When you were young
And saw through all the screens
And night they were long
And lights they shone on
All the worlds that would come,
Worlds that would come,
And now you are here
And it's like no one can see you
And you open your mouth
But no one can feel you
All the lights will go out
And you're given a choice
Now you can make the noise,
Make the noise.

There are thousands of drums
Beating inside the walls of ten thousand homes
Beating inside the walls of millions of bones
And all in all it's just that you are but one
You are but one,
So you open your mouth,
But no one can feel you,
All the lights will go out,
And no one can see you
When you're turning around
And making a choice
Now you can make the noise.
And dance until the end
(Rise the empty hands)
They'll dance until the end
(Rise the empty hands).

There are two hearts that beat
On a dividing earth
One beats for wealth
And one beats for worth
And one for all that we've got
And one for what we deserve
And while one gives us strength
The other gives us the nerve
So open your mouth
I know you're scared what you're doing
But just open your mouth
And keep yourself moving,
And soon you'll find out,
We'll turn it around,
We are building a world that is learning a sound.
So open your mouth.
Let it on out.
And dance until the end
(Rise the empty hands)
They'll dance until the end
(Rise the empty hands).
Track Name: Down the Fells
Down the fells into a great white ocean
I watch you as you go
With your highs and highs,
And your highs and lows.
And all your cheap talk, is now mine to keep,
And all the little love songs you wrote in your sleep.
We started off so thick and so sweet
As honest as thieves or lovers could be
With knives in our teeth,
Then something just broke
And you started to close
And went down the fells,
We watch you as you go,
With your highs and highs and your highs and lows,
With your highs and highs and your highs and lows,
With your highs and highs,
And you never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
You never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
Just flew on over the edge and out of sight,
And you never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
You never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
Just flew on over the edge and out of sight.
And you became a sky filled with birds,
One that we watch and wish we were,
More ourselves, feeling well,
In the arms we love and hopes we held,
Not down the fells,
Maybe it's just as well,
Because now you know,
We'll just watch you as you go,
With your highs and highs and your highs and lows,
With your highs and highs and your highs and lows,
With your highs and highs.
And you never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
You never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
Just flew on over the edge and out of sight,
And you never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
You never looked down,
No, no, no, no,
Just flew on over the edge and out of sight.
Track Name: Flowers by the Door
There are flowers by the door,
But no one's sure just who they're for,
Must be everyone, everyone but me.
It rained out through your eyes,
And turned me strange before the night,
Now you are everywhere in everything I see.
There are flowers by the door,
They remind me of before,
The night you stayed the night,
Maybe just to make a change,
When I woke up you're still there,
With the roses in your hair,
Evidence I've ruined everything.
Dammit Jane, you weren't supposed to find out this way,
Dammit all, you weren't supposed to find out,
But you found out.
Take those flowers by the door,
I don't want to see them anymore,
I made a mess maybe next time that we meet,
You can look me in the eyes,
Tell me that I'm full of lies,
But so are you, so are you my sweet.
Dammit Jane, you weren't supposed to find out this way,
Dammit all, you weren't supposed to find out,
But you found out.
Track Name: Dog in a Manger
How long must we play dog in a manger,
In this future dystopian fantasy,
Where robots cook and make my bed,
Feed the children soft boiled eggs.
Outside my window is a sight to behold,
It's miles of circuitry bound in gold,
But my heart is low, and I'm feeling thin,
So I take out my cord and plug it in.
My girlfriend knows every piece of me,
I got a hard drive for her to read,
And a chip in my heart that will tell me when,
To extend my arms and hug my friends.

My eyes flicker open and I stretch my legs,
And I stand up, I stand in an upright posture,
My heart beats and with my head back looking at the sky,
I open my eyes, and I open my eyes,
My arms are like antlers, branching from me,
Make me reach out, make me reach out,
With every ounce of strength in this new body,
I, well I, well I, sit....

I watch as my robot fixes my meal,
She squeezes the juice and dumps the peel,
And I will report all that I see,
In my future dystopian fantasy.
Track Name: Skies Will Clear
It's been another shitty day but I still love you,
It's been another awful year but you're still here,
It seems like everywhere we go the sun shines,
Up above you,
And I still love you,
The skies will clear.
Another awful ending to the evening,
Another cause to frown after a show,
Another bad time with the old night,
You take my arm and take it all one,
And I let go.
Another night apart, another key ring,
Another day before I'm coming home,
Another hour that I must live without you,
And though I've found you,
Must live without you,
One hour more.
It's been another shitty day but I still love you,
It's been another awful year but you're still here,
It seems like everywhere we go the sun shines,
Up above you,
And I still love you,
The skies will clear.
Track Name: Low Batteries
You and your low batteries,
Your failing eye sight,
The camera is under the seat,
We'll all come out alright.
Packing up to leave,
And the sun a burned firefly,
We crawled out of the sea,
Conquered the moon,
Ignored the stop signs.

Throw it all in the car,
Let's all get out of here,
We don't know who we are,
But we can think after we peel out.
We are opposites, but our arms create circuits,
The unnamed apostates,
Laying low until the asteroid hits.
So give the girl some gas,
We can hide under the overpass,
If you'd only asked,
If you'd only read my mind.
When you called me up, you tore me up,
You told me all your secrets,
When you called me up, you tore me up,
You told me all your secrets,
When you called me up, you tore me up,
You told me all your secrets,
Let the taillights flash,
Let the Young girl grow old at last,
This moment too shall pass,
Let the ice keep forming.

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