Get a Van

by the MurderChord

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released November 18, 2013

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Track Name: i Gotta Van
i found the best way to spend ten grand
through thin and thick shes bin my best friend
you know there is no other place id rather be staying
and anyway, gettin home was never part of the plan
to the beach, to the city
shes so slow and steady
and its never bin nicked
cause she looks so shity
and i know she holds her value better,
but i dont care, cause i'll never sell her,
i'll run that truck right into the ground,
then she'l get back up and drive us to town


i dont need anyones helpin hand
im gonna have to give her a perfect, ten outta ten
you know id never trade her in for anyone or anything
and when the van starts rockin' man, dont come knockin
Track Name: the Great Mandarin Heist
its the great mandarin heist, carried out in broad daylight, an open wooden crate, and for sale sign, all there is is empty skins inside, full of air and lies, now they're bumping up the price, just to make them seem allright, they sell them to us anyway, and catch us unsuspecting, with a 50 page disclaimer that we aknowledge out of anger, yeah well, now we know they grow on trees, well be havin ours for free, because the ones you sold me... allt he mandarins they were empty.
and if theres nothing left, BLURHG, i'll just eat insects, iv been sweatin like a horse, and i'll just let it run its course, and one thing that has come to light, is brothers, sisters, husbands, wifes, they've been selling off there time, trading money in for life, nothin new is built to last, everything is obsolecent, stick to doing one thing well, you wont starve if you grow them for yourselves.
Track Name: Fill up the Tin
Flat mate walks in, eyes ablazed, asked me about, my day, he said: hey dave, gunna fill up the tin, fill up the tin on payday, he said: hey dave, how was your day? im gonna fill up the tin on payday.
i said: OK
but when you fill up the tin, by the time i get home, its empty again, and playstation, its not quite the same, with an empty tin on sunday,
and in your hayday, you used to, fill up the tin, fill up the tin quite often, but in the long run, just how long has it been since you filled up a tin at all.
maybe, its time we packed it all in, empty'd the tin, and started over again, please save me, from going back downstairs and dipping into my purse, for the hundredth time this year.. and i dont even care, if the tin is left bare, fill up the tin, fill up the tin on payday, i know that your dry, you can have some of mine, fill up the tin, fill up the tin on payday, this time il just have red wine, just, fill up the tin, fill up the tin on payday, there'l be no red-cards, no sin-bin, just fill up the tin, fill up the tin.
Track Name: Take your Jealousy Home
i see ya turnin green
over everything
and what you do not know,
you try to fill the hole,


it isisnt anything
its just a bad feelin,
and what you do not do
it comes back to haunt you
so take your
jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, HOME
so take your
jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, HOME

so keep yer eyes off my black book
and i wont go thru your phone
and if you come round to see me,
and find that im not home
some time it seems like such a little thing
but sometimes it cuts to the bone
home
take your jealousy, home
so take your jealousy, home
etc.
Track Name: Flies in the Summertime
Flies in the summer time, in winter its mice
the cemetary it is teaming with life,
to all those dead fools who made the fruit trees ripe, i say thanks: your allright.
flies in the summertime in winter its mice and theres a
little time in between, that feels just right
and all those four seasons mark the passing off time
ok. fine.
flies, flies flies in the summertime
and its
mice, mice, mice in the wintertime
and its, nice, nice so nice in the little time inbetween

mosquito pearce your skin in the summertime
and bird flu tries to get you in the wintertime
it sometime seems like being alive, yeah it aint that good for you
flies in the summertime, winter its mice and theres
money and media happening all of the time
and deep deep down, well what we know to be right its
drowned out by our need to survive,
flies, flies flies in the summertime
and its
mice, mice, mice in the wintertime
and its, nice, nice so nice in the little time inbetween

sunburn in the summertime, in winter we're white
theres a
constant stuggle between fire and ice
that leaves you sweating all day, and fuckin freezing at night

flies, flies flies in the summertime
and its
mice, mice, mice in the wintertime
and its, nice, nice so nice in the little time
flies, flies flies in the summertime
its so nice in the little time inbetween....
Track Name: Happy in your own Hallway
if lookin out over your own front yard
leaves you feelin cold and grey
if your not happy in your own hallway
what makes you think, you'l be happy on holiday?
and everything thats new is leavin you blue,
just like the old stuff used to do..
flickin the switch to engage your brain on,
but only when you absolutlyl have to...

and every time you think your loosing your mind,
turns out it could be tru
why dont you get all of your ducks in line, before you start tellin everyone else what to do because:

everybody knows what every oneelse should be doin
thats the funny thing about being a human
five days on, two days off, you cant buy back allthe time you'v lossssssst

ask your boss, for the time youve lost, bite the hand thats feeding you right off...

and everything you do youve done before
man, you do the same shit every day
ya secretly hate being diplomatic
but your payed so ya do it anyway.
ya take a punt on the instant kiwi, pin your hopes on big wednesday
so now ya traffic every single morning, savin up for that midwinters getawa.

everybody knows whateverone else should be doin'
thats the funny thing about being a human,
five days on, two days off, you cant buy back all the time youve lost.

when there's a glass half full of water, and half atmosphere
in order to enjoy it, they both have to be there,
and its alright to be paranoid,when it turns out to be true
is that god working in mysterious ways?
or is it YOU.

if your not happy in your own hallway, well what makes you think you'l be happy on holiday, now that everything you own owns you, well it DONT look like you'l get to go anywhere...
Track Name: the Devil Plays Guitar (by Craig Radford)
come with me and we will go, cross the boarder into mexico
was a side-gunner in vietnam, fell in love with his girlfriend from japan
chiped his tooth on a microphone, four times snapped his collarbone, snap snap, he was the last to roll in the 4.1's learned to drive in an HQ holden
and its a long way down, to hell and back and hevans, just a little tooo far, the devil he dont just play drums, the devil plays guitar.

played an angus young SG and a vox distortion and a cry baby,
had a peavy butcher and a marshall stack, painted all his gear flat black

and its a long way down, to hell and back and hevans, just a little tooo far, the devil he dont just play drums, the devil plays guitar.

wide open, take a shot to the ribs, youd better keeep your guard up, keep your guard up.
wide open, take a shot to the jaw, youd better keep your guard up, keep your guard up.
you know what its like when you dont, remember you name?
i feel the sunrise
im doin fine, if its all the same
i feel the wind burn
wide open, wide open so much more than before
thats what friends are for....

etc....
thanks craig!
Track Name: Sundown on Hopetoun
as the sun beat down on hopetown, as the sun beat down:
if i only new then, what i know now, id walk on, and on.

as the sun beat down on hopetown
i still have last nights clothes on
and it may look like im struggling home
but it, feels like im floating
i think we might have left the van door open
but i dont think anything will have been stolen, it'l
it'l be a relife to see it waiting for me.

i walk on
as the sun beats down on hopetown. as the sun beats down:
(and on, and on, and on, and)
if i know then what i know now

and i wont break my stri-ide
even thou sometimes it seems like i'l have too.
and i smile as i glide on by.
a factory setting, with no fuckin feelings.
and the citys rhythem clicks back to the beginning
and cctv watches from the cealing
and the partys gives way to a pavement full of ordinary daytime people.

i walk on: on and on and on
as the sun beat down on hopetown
i make my way past hooker hotel.

as the sun beat down on hopetown, as the sun beat down.

i walk on (and on and on)
HOME.
Track Name: the Devils Details
from our verrry first days, we're told what to say, and then shown how it is, our minds in a maze, we form kinship... with idiots, and foeships id sooner forget and the sooner that they get into your head, the less chance that you got of making sence
if the devils int he details
then you'l find god, hiding in the gaps
if the devils in the details
then you'l find hell, hidden in your stash
if the devils int he details
then i dont think you've got all of the facts
if the devils in the details,
he should have left a better map

from our very first dayyyyyy
our minds in ahymazzzzee
from an early age, from an early age, they say

if the devils in the details
then you'l find god hiding int he gaps
if the devils int he details
then you'l find hell hidden in your stash
if the devils int he details
they got their hand out lookin for ya cash
if the devils in the details, the devils int he details
from our very first day
our minds in a maze
you'r not gettin out of the this cage
if the devils int he details
the devils int he details my friend
if the devils int he details
the devils in the details in the end...
Track Name: Half the Party
i was laughing with them, but they were laughing at me, it was a good good laugh, it went round half of the party...

and all we needed was a lesson in dignity.
sometimes getting a head start just means that you peak too early
so is this just us for tonight, or will this be a whole life story
if you look back now you might find that is been quite blank and distorted

i was laughing with them, but they were laughing at me, it was a good good laugh, it went round half of the party...

we've had enough to feed the whole, hungry army
i know what you THINK you look like, when your drunk and dancing
and now we're part of the lock in crew, allways the last to be leaving
sneezing out pink, white, red, green, and blue on our sleeves for the next three mornings.

you were the life of the party...

and thats why we love you, you were the life of t he party...
you motherfucker...

yes you are.
Track Name: you are an Avatar
you are an avatar, to me, your just an avatar...

and you say that you'l go, but then you never show,
cause you are an avatar
real life can be hard, and we dont know who you are
you are an avatar

you are an avatar, to me, your just an avatar...

and you'l have to decide, if you can face real life,
or are you an avatar?
youve been at it so long, you've even got your own song.
you fucking avatar...

you are an avatar...
etc.
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