Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse

Revenge

Pain
I guess it’s a matter of sensation
But somehow
You have ways of avoiding it all
In my mind
I have shot you and stabbed you through your heart
I just didn’t understand
The ricochet is the second part
Cause you can’t hide
What you intend
It glows in the dark
Once you’ve sought
The path of revenge
There’s no way to stop
And the more I try to hurt you
The more that it hurts me
Strange
It seems like a character mutation
Though I have all the means
of bringing you fuckers down
I can’t make myself
To destroy upon command
Somehow forgiveness
lets the evil make a loss
No you can’t hide
What you intend
It glows in the dark
Once we become
The thing we dread
There’s no way to stop
And the more I try to hurt you
The more it backfires
The more it backfires
The more that it backfires

Just War

Aren’t you tired of when they crawl to the sea
Defaced by night
Intent on rendering obsolete
Just war, Just war
You said it would have hurt
Just war, Just war
Is this just war?
Is this just war?
The last survivor crawling through the dirt
And further more
Will evolution diminish right in front of us
Late September
I heard the siren call a truce
But by December
My head returned into the grooves
Just war, Just war
You said it would have hurt
Goodbye, sleep tight
Cause son, it ain’t just war
The last survivor crawling through the dirt
And further more
Will evolution diminish right in front of us
For this just war
The last survivor crawling through the dirt
For this just war
A contribution till humankind
Turns to rust

Jaykub

Jaykub
Jaykub it’s time for you to wake up and accept your awards
Inside your tiny little one room apartment of the poor
Up on the podium you smile and you wave
They all thought that you were dumb, but it’s you that’s on that stage
Jaykub, you work until the day’s done, and then you go to bed
And never, with anyone to talk to but the hero in your head
The hero
Up on the podium you’re handsome and you’re tall
But actually you are just hardly five foot small
Jaykub it’s time again to wake up and accept your awards
Then go on, smile and while your landlord is pounding on the door
Up on the podium you’re famous and you’re strong
When the alarm goes off and you’re a sad man in a star

Little Girl

A trick that people use to make you think they are smart
Is confidence when actually they’re lost in the dark
Only someone with the mind of a child says hell grow up
The seven and the avalanche you’re life will show up
Its nice to be loved it can never happen too late
I wanna share my food but you have stolen my plate
Hey now, hey now go your way now
You tortured little girl
Showing them what love is all about
Where did all the time go?
Everywhere it’s gone, gone, gone
You get the point now
You pick yourself up off the bars
He’s on his arm now
Cause they remind you off the pictures on the wall now
But you was young and I wasn’t not even born yet
If you think I know a little more bit
You have this person on the streets you aren’t correct
Because I’m ignorant as shit, not hear to preach men
You know I just wanna have fun, go to the beach, man
That’s all I am, I’m just a simple guy who talks when
You put a microphone in front of him
You twisted little girl
Showing them what life is all about
Where did all the time go?
Everywhere it’s gone
Running left in a relationship
Going in circles and I just can’t wait
Running left so we can get in shape
Get in shape because we can’t escape
Running left because I’m already late
Really not, I’m in the exact same place
Running laps in your relationship
Running away from the subtleties of
The worlds always amazed at how much cash you made
But not at how you made it, it’s just strange
It sounded kind of cool over the phone
It killed your neighbors and their dog and crushed their bones
You tortured little girl
Showing them what laughters all about
Where did all the wine go?
Every night it’s gone
You got it all worked out
Funny little girl
Showing them what pain is all about
Where did all the time go?
Every night it’s gone, gone, gone
You’re the coolest girl in this whole town
I just wanna parade you around

Angels Harp

Pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
Pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
Shoutin’ at the rising moon
Knowin’ that I will soon stay
At the edge of the plain, on the top of the scarp
I’m pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
Though you made me a buffoon
You did not hear the words that I did croon
I’m pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
I knew you’d finally come around
Won’t you please enjoy the sound
I didn’t say clap, and I didn’t stay sharp
I’m pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
And when I saw your eyes all brown
I pulled them boy, and lo I cut you down
At the edge of the plain, on the top of the scarp
This is where we all will fall
This is what we shall call kill
Pluckin’ all day on our angel’s harp
A resonator is sounding dark
Though you might be walkin’ tall
Everybody got a lot to grow
Pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
Pluckin’ all day on my angel’s harp
This is where I’m jumping off
This is where I sail aloft

Pain

ow! OW!
A massive headache in my aging skull
Means I do not feel well
Pain, pain, pain
Bad brains must always feel pain
The problem started with my attitude
It’s lust, direct and crude
There are good people in this world of bums
But, sadly, I am not one
Pain, pain, pain
That’s why I’ll always be in pain
Good karma will not get you anywhere
Look at Jesus and his hair
Pain, pain, pain
Bad brains must always feel pain
Justice, religion, and success are fake
And the shiny people stink
I’m a mix of god and monkey
Pain, pain, pain
To feel pain is all that will remain
Pain, pain, pain, pain, paaaaaaaaain
Pain
Pain
Etcetera, I give up, I quit!

Star Eyes

I can teach you
Blue
Sky
Sun
Shine
Be
Mine
Star
Eyes
I can teach you
I can teach you
I can teach you
Love
Please
Come
Back
Send
You
Cry
Gone
I can teach you
I can teach you
I can teach you
Please
Please
Sun
Shine
Be
Mine
Come
Back
I can teach you
I can teach you
I can teach you
I can teach you
I can teach you
Come
Back
Send
Love
Gone

Every Time I’m With You

Every time I’m with you
I am drunk
And you are too
Well what the hell
Else are we
Supposed to do
Yeah every time
You come by
We get so trashed
And stay up all night
Well it’s so wrong
But it’s so right
Yeah, it’s alright
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
I’m with you
I guess it’s true
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
I’m with you
I guess it’s true
And every time
I’m with you
I’m fucked up
And you are too
Well what the hell
Else are we
Supposed to do
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
I’m with you
I guess it’s true
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
Every time, Every time
I’m with you
I guess it’s true

Insane Lullaby

How will it turn out
Starting means waiting out
On the loot of the dead hunter
Start an empty life
Falling in that pretty hearse
All they remember when time would
On days fly
Take you back in time
When I was a searcher
Brand across your breast
Strain upon your back
When a good life was enough
Want to be so wrong
Daddy needs you up in his place
Can your batteries replace this heart?
Lying in the yard
Wanted it to be natural love
A sun fallen under
Dreams flood out
Fishes in the flood
At a new dimension
Leaving only parts to place
Needs are forming again
All their life just never be enough
Dreams flood out
Fishes in the flood
At a new dimension
Leaving only thoughts to place
Needs are forming again
All our life will never be enough
All our life will never be enough
All our life will never be enough

Daddy’s Gone

Daddy’s gone, daddy’s gonna go away today
To make a little money, you gotta get paid
Bake a cake
Bake a cake and set it on a plate
Up high where the dogs can’t get it
So it don’t get ate
When you lay your head
On your pillow, I’ll be gone, I’ll be gone
When you breathe your dreams
To your pillow like a song
I’ve woken up and all my yesterdays are gone
Close your eyes, close your eyes until your dreams arrive
And keep them tight where your hands can’t get ‘em
So they don’t get ate…
When you raise your head from your pillow, don’t delay
‘Cause people decay
When you left, the rays of the sun helped you along
I woke up and all my yesterdays are gone X 4

The Man Who Played God

Think about the world you love
Now think of where it wants to go
All things you can see around you
You can change them
Rearrange them in your mind
If you heard tales of transformation
Now then one two three,
You could be the man who played god
Hammer it until it breaks
To every shape that (picture makes?)
All things you can see around you
You can change them
Rearrange them in your mind
If you heard tales of transformation
Well then one two three
You could be the man who played god
The girl becomes a pearl on a flower
In your strife you feel your power
All things you can see around you
You can change them
Rearrange them in your mind
If you heard tales of transformation
Well then one two three
You could be the man who played god
One two three, you could be
The man who played god
One two three, you could be
The man who played god
One two three, you could be
The man who played god

Grim Augury

Both our families are to gathering
We’re cutting a baby out
With my grandmother’s heirloom antler-handled carving knife
They were under her grand chandelier
Where we all, together, have shared holiday dinner
But it was your father that was holding the knife
Yeah, I begged you not to make me tell ya
Yeah, I pleaded with you to leave it alone
I told ya
I told you that he didn’t want to know
What went on in my horrible dream
I was peering in through the picture window
It was a heart-warming tableau
Like a Norman Rockwell painting
Until I zoomed in
I was making noises in my sleep
But you wouldn’t believe me when I told ya
That I wasn’t with someone in my dream
Catfish were wriggling in blood and gore in the kitchen sink
Yeah, I told ya
I told ya
I told you
Now sweety please promise me
That you wont sing
This sad song, grim augury

Dark Night Of The Soul

Dark dream world
All alone
Shadow’s movin’
Shadow’s have long gone by
Shadow’s have long gone by
Dark night of the soul
Our souls
Time slippin’ by
I call out your pain
All alone
Shadow’s movin’
Shadow’s movin’
Shadow’s have long gone by
Dark night of the soul
If you had only liked my face
Where are you baby
Where are you baby
Dark dream world
Shadow’s have long gone by
Dark night of the soul
Distant bell ring
But steps echo
No one on these streets
Callin’ out your name
Where are you baby
It’s a dream world
Dark dream world
Dark night of the soul
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4 Responses to “Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse”

  1. Nicely done, but are you sure that lyric in Star Eyes is “Like to teach you?” It sounds like he’s saying “I can teach you”.

  2. Hey Denee,

    These lyrics for the album have been sourced from LyricWiki.org, so they’re subject to change – these were the earliest samples of the song, and I must admit that “Star Eyes” is a difficult one to hear out full-length. I can understand why someone would pick “Like to teach you”, because on the fading echo, it is quite distinct – HOWEVER – could have been misinterpreted. I must admit that your lyrics do make much more sense at the beginning.

    I hope this has cleared up any queries. I’ll update them as per request.

    Cheers,

    TEG

  3. The more I listen to this incredible compilation the sadder I get that there won’t be a new Sparklehorse album released every few years. Revenge featuring Wayne Coyne and Daddy’s Gone with it’s haunting refrain, “I woke up and all my yesterdays were gone” are the two cuts that I like the most but the whole thing is great.

  4. My favourite is Grim Augury – great lyrics, fantastic story.

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