The Guilt Trip
1. Stupid Summer
2. Got What I Deserved
3. Not Guilty
4. Wisdom Sits
5. Welcome Home
6. Hello Music
7. You Don't Know
8. Wait for the Hate
9. Big of You
10. Kathleen, I'm Sorry
11. God Will See You
12. I'm Your Fan
13. I Love You
14. Next Time Try Compassion
15. Won't Get Far Without Me
16. She Won't Let Go
17. I've Seen The End

 

all lyrics © Kramer
Tess Music, BMI
(adm. by Bug Music)

 

 

stupid summer
human nature sings to me,
sirens voices 'top the trees,
love you under quartermoon,
winters cold comes much too soon...
pull the pusher, freeze the sea
stupid summer never see,
how your breeze might torture me,
lazy schoolgirl on a swing,
what affects you?... not one thing...
lonely people, lonely man
aging quickly, faded tan
tripping slowly, my only fan
friends or lovers, how can you tell?
how can you smell the difference?...
i have nothing but guitars,
sound of silence (my garage)
empty pockets, bride and groom,
nervous fingers paint my room,
twenty colors i might see
titan's sirens scream to me
farmers daughter, stupid summer breeze

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got what i deserved
the smell of coffee, the smell of you,
the jungle fever, the old perfume,
the memories, i keep for you,
the satin shoulders, the crystal dew
you save for someone (only god knows who)
my slice of heaven is just a memory
oh i'm so lonely but it's how i wanna be
if i could kill you, you know i would
but that would alter the neighborhood
i got your letter, the picture of your smile
i'm not your lover, not even for a while
the things that happened, i got what i deserved
'cuz i was evil, got the devil on my nerves
i ate the mushrooms, i licked the pie
i stole the moment, i stole your eyes
i was a monster, i was a bad man
i was a killer, i took your hand
i was only looking for a girl to understand
my foolish weakness, my evil way
fatal attractions, they come my way
i'm like a child, a little boy
i'm like a baby without a toy
this is my story, i'll never be a man
sometimes i'm ashamed when i see what i am
my life is hopeless, my dreams are real
you say i'm crazy but i know what i feel
i got the sickness, i know there ain't no cure
i'm gonna die from it (that's one thing that's for sure)
i'm getting paranoid, i'm senile with a smile
the mirror tells me how i look like oscar wilde
a poets glory, the final hour
mission accomplished, the crumbling tower
this world is ending, no reason to delay
i wrote the ending i no longer wanna play
with ankle bracelets or sally mae
this is the ending, this is my final day
my slice of heaven is just a memory
oh i'm so lonely but it's how i wanna be
if i could kill you, you know i would
but that would alter the nreighborhood
i stole the moment, i stole your eyes
i was a monster, i was a bad man
i was a killer, i took your hand
i was only looking for a girl to understand

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not guilty
guilty for a penny, guilty for a song
guilty for eternity, sorry far too long
happened in a moment, happened all to soon
now we're both in trouble, i hide behind this tune
shallow dreams awake me, they shake me from my sleep
yesterdays come back to say "your soul is mine to keep"
no use entertaining anyone but you
hell is love on fire, it takes you and i to prove
destiny upon me, empathy from you
curse upon my belly from the witches brew
who knows where you come from
or where you're going to
best to get there safely (better me than you)
humankind is empty, fallen thru and thru
no home on this planet, no one there for you
not guilty is the penalty with no escape in view

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wisdom sits
wisdom baby can't you see, nothing much inside of me
inside/outside history, you was only using me
sacrifice me, that's o.k., watch me while i walk away
live to play another day, by myself so far away-
monkey see, monkey do, monkey sees inside of you
blow the wind, blow away, blow until another day
any joe can fill my shoes but who will love you like i do?
fuck yourself, fuck him too, i could care less what you do
now i'm happy, now you see, wisdom sits inside of me
monday tuesday wednesday, son, '92 or '91,
anytime is fine for me, even 1993
stupid song, stupid words, noisy house, noisy birds
nineteen hundred ninety four
won't see me 'round here no more
wisdom baby can't you see, nothing much inside of me
ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok

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welcome home
welcome lover
since you flew to california half a world away
home is aching
like the heart you left behind until another day
lover take me far
from anyone who tries to sieze the day away
i'm imprisoned
by a broken heart that simply will not fade away
feeling pretty disappointed
over things the way they may have been
tender motions
only motions covering damage that will never mend
over my dead body
any friend will ever come to visit me again
call me crazy
but i like my friends to stay 'till time itself shall end
so this end
is the beginning of the end of something someone
kiss my finger
and the butter on the tip with which i thought i'd spread
cherry marmalade on butterflies
and tess is dressed in blue and red
welcome home, we want you here with us the way it used to be, before you went away, forget that awful day.........

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hello music
do i wanna? i don't know, i wish i knew what to do
time itself runs away, i think i should- i think i should
think about it, i know it's hard
make an effort, make an effort
i got it figured, yes i do
i know what's happening, happening to you
pierce your nipples, i don't care
paint your belly, whisper to me
tell me lies, about my love
tell the papers, kill the dove
see me tryin' to get along
to be without you, that's my song
about opression and isolation in violation of our song
hello music, goodbye world, hello music

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you don't know
you don't know what you're thinking
you don't know what you know
god only knows what you're thinking
god only know what you know
you don't know, you don't know, you don't know....
what did i say to deserve you?
what does it matter to you?
now all the good times are over
what did you think i would do?
you don't know, you don't know, you don't know....
blue is the color i paint you
you should have listened to me
love is melting like a sundae
pour your love all over me

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wait for the hate
you expected me to wait for you, even 99 years
hot summer body never got out of bed,
realize your own fears
i wanna drink your bathwater, baby
you can use me right now
i was on a cloud, now i'm back again
that'll teach me (and how!)
i was your fool, it was plain to see
i was your tireless bone
i was your land, trespass on me
your momma found a new home
waitin' for the hate, now it's comin' from you
only thing shakin' was a face turned blue
blue-er than the eyes i swore i knew
telling everybody they were wrong about you
nothing could be finer than a life with you
south of carolina and a rimshot glued together
with love or hate or why i can't see the difference
in life or life or
run around town got $25 got million dollar legs
but junky junky go
"one shot two shot three shot four
girly with a gun cum 'round no more"
never did right so now you'll pay
i've retired you 'till the end of your days
got no friends, got no relief from loneliness and misery
"better than ween" is what you'll say
i can hear it clear and loud today
big fat hate comin' 'cross the land
on a thundercloud and the back of your hand

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big of you
big of you to think of me, big of you to pretend
big of you to call and say, "do you recall the other day?"
big of you to think that way, big of you to stop and say,
"it's big of you to hate, it's big of you to love,
big of you to stay this way and gaze down from above"-
big bad brain inside of me, i'm collapsing, can't you see?
big old breakdown come my way, big of you to call and say,
"better start to pray and pray",
big bad lovers hear our play, big old statue black today
who will make the shadows stay?
big old love a world away, how did i get swept away?
take me to a different time, rivers fall and shadows climb
big is bigger than you see, two big eyes refuse to see
one is flawed the other clear, big is how i love you dear-
let september fade away, love and hate are here to stay
show me that you really care
simply thru the smile you wear
you don't know me anymore, that was always nevermore
measure me against the stars
now you see how tall they are
coming soon my final day, wish that i could fade away.

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kathleen, i'm sorry
kathleen, where are you?
i miss you
i heard you were working on tv,
sorry, so sorry
i told you i'd call you,
i lied -
oh kathleen, oh kathleen, where are you ?
i'm sorry ---

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god will see you
i have nothing more to give you, i have nothing more to say
first i failed to make you happy
then i made you run away, hey, hey-
so you ran into the fire, in your heart you saw the way
through the hatred you created
on the road to yesterday, hey, hey-
in your dreams you are the master
kingdoms come and kingdoms go, oh , oh
when the angels fall from heaven
god will see you all alone
toss a quarter in the fountain
chase the sparrows in the square
all the young folks just keep walking
all the old folks stop and stare
now the telephone is ringing, and the sound won't go away
if you ever hear her singing (such an awful price to pay)
push the pen into the paper, push the saddle to the sky
like a thunder from asunder, 'till the oceans wave goodbye

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i'm your fan
it's a fine time to get wasted when i'm thinking about you
all the others slip my memory, they're the choir under you
they're the background, you're the frontman
you're the leader, it's your band, in ohio or west virginia
may the sunshine on me i'm your fan
may the sunshine on me i'm your fan
my behavior hits the bottom when i'm wasted i'm your man
in the shallows or deep water
you should listen...here's my plan
let's go fishing for the question
i'm the best one, i'll be there, now we're flying,
now we're dying like a free-bird in the air-

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i love you
postcards from the purple sea, angry words from you to me
reminds me of how much i love you
shall we see what we can be, envious of eternity
words will never do...i love you-
i'm shrinking, see how small i grow
far beneath your moonlit glow
anyway it comes, i love you-
i traded in my self-respect, undersold my intellect
that's how i can say, "i love you"-
what i see is you hate me, empty future, fallen tree
maybe i'll survive loving you
maybe love has fouled my mind
a thousand maybe's all unwind
maybe after all, i love you

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next time, try compassion
i can hear you, i can feel you
i can sense the desperation in the timbre of your voice
wanna kill me, that would thrill me
if you only knew what you could do
with bulletts made of joy
now i'm laughing, see me laughing
it's the fever in the blood that rises high on galilee
now i'm moving, soon i'm losing
all the innocence and loneliness that she pretends to be
on the mountain, blue-ish mountain
and the oceans of cadavers from the bomb addressed to me
next time try compassion
try understanding her bizarre/her subtle nature
try to face her, and if you really really try hard
she will hear you, and she'll tell you
all the reasons that she waited for the boy to come around
waited for the boy to come around
then she'll fool you, right and rule you
make you imitate the sounds
before the crowning of the clown
now you own me, so control me like the silver marrionette
below the strings you tug and pull
next time try compassion,
try understanding her bizarre/ her subtle nature,
try to face her, and if you really really try hard
she will hear you, and she'll tell you
then she'll fool you, right and rule you

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won't get far without me
i got sick and tired of living close to you
petty bourgeoise sabotage beneath darkened eyes of blue
can you get the notion? can you feel my mind on you?
in every day, in every way the trouble starts anew-
you think you're so much better
that i'm a loser without you
i've got news that you won't like, i tell you, dear, it's true
take the cats and sell the dogs, the future is all new
you won't get far without me, girl, nor i far without you

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she won't let go
mother father whisper lies in my ear
tell me right from wrong and what i should hear
ancient wisdom passes down into fear
alone again the fiction softens your tears-
big and fancy frighten little girl smile
sour candy melted stay here a while
and while my friends were asking me to describe her
she won't let go, she won't take "no" for an answer-
jealousy ruined us and way-out-of-tuned us and killed me
my heartbeat is missing but i wanna kiss you the same
wishing is thinking a risk is worth taking a chance for
except if you're empty inside of your chest there's a hole

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i've seen the end
i've seen the flame escape me
the flame shall dance around me
and this is music so it makes me cry-
the silence spins around me
the picture lies to me
but this is beauty so it makes me cry-
a feeling dances by me
digs to the roots of me
let fire extinguish tears, make me cry-
this thing is deep inside me
this thing is killing me
the end is oh so close it makes me cry-
this burning house below me is weeping tears of red
let fire extinguish tears, make me cry-
i've seen the end escape me
the end shall dance around me
and this is music so it makes me cry-------

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