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Jaw Breaker
Lyrics:

It was like this in 1999
It was like this in 1874
It was like this when you were a child
It was like this when I was a whore, well

They were massing troops on the back of the isles
They were saying those things
They were all in denial
They were talkin' about their own front lip
It smelt like, it smelled like shit and they
They were eatin' popcorn out of a dish
They were sayin' "Oh I wish, I wish, I wish"
I was there in 1999
I was left and I left my old self behind
Still livin' but you know I'm not denying
Said what I said, and I said this
In 1918 things were better when I was nothin' but a sweater

Now I'm born again as another man
I'm livin' on this in this foreign land
I used to be Andorra
Angora fleece
Isn't no sound and I eat in peace
And no one knew
And no one cared
And you didn't know whether you wanted to dare
It's not what
You were thinkin' them
And as your resurrection breathed out cinnamon
And I was not to be confused
And then in 1882
They still sold it to those fucks

Things have been goin' wrong since the beginning
And no one was loosin' and no one was winnin'
They just fucked
Each other up

And in 1999 I was in a park in chicago
Oh that was nice
He was like a father and he know what he was sayin' and wait
I'm not talkin' about this bullshit
And I went to talk to the more Italian boys who hung out there
They said that they would rather see me dead or at least not kept
And they broke my jaw and I was left to thaw
And I walked away and I called my mom and said
Hell yeah!
It sucked yeah!
I loved it!
Break my jaw now!

You hang on, you hang on
You got your rent on and you were just sayin, uh
One thing you remembered, you were never even once bein' clever
Then you were, when sleepin'
You were sleepin' when they're sayin' when there was a phone yeah

Mistakes were made and I ended up in Florida
Things were not right
I didn't care though
What ya do, and what ya become, either way ya end up all dumb
That's all right
With me now
That's all right
With me now, 1 2, 1 2, me with

The troops they were massing on the porch
They wanted to be the only thorn
And in the court, of the gulf golf center
I hear things are better and no ones really tougher
And you're talkin' loud
And you're talkin' proud in your trumpet now
Oh shit!
Well ya said then
What ya meant then
What ya did then
Was ya wanna have sex
And you did not do
You could not do
Ya could not pull off, but ya tried to
Then ya said well I don't need
I don't need to wear myself a bikini today!

It brings me to the embarrassment
I was sittin' on a raft in pond sediment
And they said hell yeah
Oh hell yeah
You looked naked for shit but you were drunk you didn't care
Well what were you thinkin'

[Isaac: So if anyone's recording this show, if I could have a copy of that, um, cuz it's the only time I'll ever hear it either.]

[Isaac: Ronky conky conky conk a conk. Don't ask me to speak fuckin' English again. I'm in Canada, I speak Canadian man.]

[Isaac: That, that was about as dumb as it gets.Ya'll just ignore that. Drink a beer and forget it.]

Notes:
  • Lyrics taken from the 2000/02/26 performance.
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