Beautiful Mess

Originally Released by Capitol Records in 1992.
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 I Live In A Nice House
I live in a nice house 
Got a roof over my head 
I live with a sweet girl 
We met in a record store 
We live in America it's just the greatest 
Yellow ribbons around the Hollywood sign 
Everything is perfect

I
I just can't be sad 
I can't be satisfied no no 
i just can't be satisfied 

I've got cable TV 
Nelson comes and sings to me 
Bill Cosby is my black friend 
Television makes me happy 
Love's a word people throw around 
Throw it all over this town 
People sleeping on the streets yeah 
Begging for quarters  

I
I just can't be sad 
I can't be satisfied no no 
i just can't be satisfied

I drive a fine car 
With a super loud stereo 
My worries are minimal 
I lock the doors and away I go 

Everybody talking
Trying to tell me how they think that I should live my life 

I
I just can't be sad 
I can't be satisfied no no 
i just can't be satisfied


Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Sometimes I think about my sister
Sometimes I think about myself 
Well she's this born again christian 
And me i don't believe in anything 
I called her on the phone the other day 
I love her but we're so far away 
Sometimes i think about my sister 
Sometimes I think about myself 
Sometimes I cry about my sister 
Sometimes I cry about myself 

I think my dad was a racist 
Or maybe he was just ignorant who knows 
Well he thought all black people stole from you  
And he didn't like Mexicans, he didn't care for Jews no no 
Still I wish he was alive today 
So we could go off to a Dodger game and talk 
I'd tell him what I believe 
And he'd just sit there and listen to me and then change 

Because blood is thicker than water 
Oh yeah blood is thicker than water 
At least that's what they say  
That's what they say 
But I don't know 

Well my friends they're important to me 
Some more than any family ever has been 
They're the ones that bail me out of jail
They're the ones that pick me up every time i fail 
Well I love them and they love me 
And they don't worry if i'm not what they want me to be 

But blood is thicker than water 
Oh yeah blood is thicker than water 
At least that's what they say  
That's what they say 
But I don't know 

I swore i'd never ever be like my dad 
He smoke and drank and yelled at everyone 
I swore i'd never ever be like him but now I look in the mirror and there he is 
I swore i'd never ever be like him I swore i'd never ever be like him
 
But blood is thicker than water 
Oh yeah blood is thicker than water 
At least that's what they say  
That's what they say 
But I don't know
Is blood thicker than water?


Body And Soul ?
I sleep with the TV on so I don't feel so alone 
This house is an empty wreck it's a perfect match for it's perfect guest 
In between getting pizzas delivered and going to the store for beer 
I sit around every day and night wondering why I'm here

It's like my body and soul can't take it anymore 
Please somebody help me i've never wanted help before 

I didn't cry the day my mom died 
I don't think i even flinched 
But I broke down this morning when I saw these two kids kiss 
Something's ripping around inside me that i really don't understand
Now I know something's got to change I just don't know if I can 

It's like my body and soul can't take it anymore 
please somebody help me i've never wanted help before 

I've wanted to kill myself but i've always been too scared 
My life is like sideways rain swirling around in the air 
I’ve been searching most of my life for anything to believe in
Like god or love or something any kind of simple solution 

It's like my body and soul can't take it anymore 
Please somebody help me i've never wanted help before
Oh somebody help me


Adios Lounge (cover)


I Get So Scared
I've had dreams 
Where everything goes right 
i've been that kinda high 
Where life is just right 
But it's only for a moment 
It only lasts for a moment and then I get so scared 
Well I get so scared sometimes 
Yeah I get so scared
I don't know 

I've been alone 
I slept all by myself 
And the bed seems so big 
And I seem so small 
But it's only for a moment
It only lasts for a moment 
Then I get so scared 
Well I get so scared sometimes 
Well I get so scared 
I don't know yeah 
I don't know which way to run 
Which way to run 
And that's why
When you look 
In my eyes sometimes 
You can see 
Just how scared 
Just how scared I get yeah 

Just the other night 
While I watched A Star Is Born 
I thought how beautiful and innocent yeah 
And all my fear was gone gone gone 
It's only for a moment 
Yeah it's only for a moment 
Then I get so scared 
Well I get so scared sometimes 
Well I get so scared 
But I don't know 
yeah I don't know 
Which way to run 
Which way to run 

Well I get so scared
Yeah I get so scared sometimes  
I get so scared 
Yeah I get so scared sometimes


Song For A Politically Correct Girl From The Valley
You think you're gonna change the world 
With a few stupid songs 
Well I got news for you baby 
The music's not that strong 
I've watched them come and go 
Well i've watched them fall 
And now I know what you want baby 
I know what you are 
You know that you are just a liar 
So lay on your back baby 
Lay on your back now 

Like everyone else 
I was a fool for awhile 
But I can see it in your walk now baby 
I can see it in your smile 
Scratch right up to the top now baby 
Scratch right up to the top 
Miss Berkeley School Feminist
Dance in her panties in bars 
You know that you are just a liar 
So lay on your back baby 
Lay on your back now 
you know that you are just a liar 
so lay down baby 
Lay down now 

You sing I'll beat you up
But you know I never did 
And you talk about love now baby 
But you got no love to give 
What about New York you were as bad as me 
But I didn't go walking off with some faggot from The Posies 
You are just a liar 
So lay on your back baby 
Lay on your back now 
You know that you are just a liar 
Just a liar
How can you sleep at night 
How can you sleep
Liar 


Ain't Never Been Nuthin' for Me in This World
Well skipping along 
On the sunny side of the street
Dancing in the parking lot 
Looking at you 
Like the way you look at me 
There's something that I just don't trust 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me in this world 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me 
And there never will be 
But that's alright oh yeah baby that's alright 

Sunday morning 
I’m drinking coffee 
The Sunday morning paper in my hand 
Looking at you 
Standing in the kitchen
Standing in the kitchen with your morning dress on 
Ain’t never been nuthin' for me 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me in this world 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me 
And there never will be 
But that's alright oh yeah baby that's alright 

Late at night 
Listen to Miles Davis 
Your naked sweaty body next to mine
Lookin' at you 
While you're sleeping 
Trying to figure 
What the fuck is going on 
Ain’t never been nuthin' for me 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me in this world 
Ain't never been nuthin' for me 
And there never will be 
But that's alright oh yeah baby that's alright


Bus With No Driver
I'm like a bus with no driver 
I'm like a plane crash 
That no one survives
I'm the one who's afraid of himself 
Who's afraid to look in the mirror 
I'm a liar and a cheat 
A lying cheat 

But hey you don't forsake me 
‘Cause i'm not bad 
Well hey you don't forsake me 
I'm not bad 
Just a little bit mislead 
But i'm not that bad

There's been times that i've prayed 
There's been lots of times when I can't remember what i've said 
There's been times when I've cried all for nothing in the middle of the night 

Hey don't forsake me 
‘Cause i'm not bad 
Well hey you don't forsake me 
I'm not bad 
Just a little bit mislead 
Well i'm not that bad


There's gonna be a time and a place 
When everything's gonna be smooth like a rhapsody 
Just t rust me 
Oh just trust me 
And this time i won't lie 

Hey don't forsake me 
‘Cause i'm not bad 
Well hey you don't forsake me 
I'm not bad 
Just a little bit mislead 
Well i'm not that bad


Vegas Weekend
Well I'm gonna fly
They’re gonna drive 
We're all gonna meet at caesar's palace tonight 
Like we're all grown up and going off for the weekend 
yeah FLea's got us tickets for Julio Iglesias 

We're 30 years old yeah
And still we act like kids 
We don't know what we want 
But we're kinda finding out 
Kinda finding out how to get it oh how to get it 

It's not friendship like you see in some stupid movie 
We bite and back stab and kiss each other's ass 
Yeah some of us are failing and some of us are doing alright 

We're 30 years old yeah
And still we act like kids 
We don't know what we want 
But we're kinda finding out 
Kinda finding out how to get it oh how to get it

Oh all of us are losing
All of us are accepting it 
And as if that's not enough 
Eight of us are sharing one room 
I'm tired and I'm broken I just want to go home 

We're 30 years old yeah
And still we act like kids 
We don't know what we want 
But we're kinda finding out 
Kinda finding out how to get it oh how to get it


Weakness in me (cover)


The beginning is the end #12 N 35 (instrumental)


B-SIDES & EURO PRESSING TRACKS


Strong Wind
Honey I'm too tired tonight 
Can't we talk about it in the morning 
You and me don't stay together 
But you and me don't stay apart for long 

Just like a strong wind 
Working on the weakling 
Something's got to give 
Well someone's got to give 

Laying in our bed tonight 
Scared of you and scared to death of moving on 
Of leaving all of it behind 
Of leaving you for good this time i'll see you 

Just like a strong wind 
Working on the weakling 
Something's got to give 
Well someone's got to give

Honey I'm too tired tonight 
Can't we talk about it in the morning 
You and me don't stay together 
But you and me don't stay apart for long 

Just like a strong wind 
Working on the weakling 
Something's got to give 
Well someone's got to give


Couple Of Kids
Late one night 
On the good side of town 
There's a couple of kids getting down 
And they were taking off their clothes 
And they were looking at each other
They didn't know each other's name 
But that didn't matter 
And one of 'em had a nose ring 
I don't know which one it was 
But you can bet they were both wearing black 
'Cause they had met at the Scream Club 
Or some other club like that 
And they liked what each other were wearing and that was that 
They're spreading AIDs around 
just a couple of kids now 
They’re spreading aids around and it really ain't a joke 
'Cause soon they'll be all alone in a hospital bed 
Thinking to themselves what a big mistake 
Oh aids is all around now 
Yeah aids is scaring me to death 
Oh aids is all around now 
AIDSs no no no 
Though i'd never try to tell you what you should do 
No nobody should tell you what you should do 
This aids is all around now 
Yeah AIDSs is scaring me to death 
AIDS is all around now 
AIDSs 
Oh just please watch your step


I Met An Angel
Well I met an angel and I know that that sounds dumb 
But I think she's here to save me 
Save me from myself 

She loves me when I hate me
Stands by me when i’m wrong
I met an angel and left you one
 
In a world full of misery she's like a kid at Disneyland 
I don't know what she sees in me  
Nobody else can understand

I know that she's not perfect 
but I love to watch her sleep 
I met an angel one I'd do anything to keep

She's like a Charlie Chaplin movie
Makes you smile when you want to cry
There’s something just so pure in her
It’s like her heart’s a million miles wide
I swear there’s no one like her
Anywhere i’ve been
I met an angel
She’s getting under my skin


A Little Bit Nervous
Everything’s been going so good you know 
I’m not used to that
I’ve got everything I ever wanted 
You could say i’m lucky i guess
But I get a little bit nervous
‘Cause I know how things can change

Got me a beautiful boy
He plays Dick Tracy and he shoots me down
I must’ve bought him every toy
On the weekends he comes around
I get a little bit nervous
‘Cause I know how things can change
Change on

I used to cry in my beer
But i don’t drink no more
Things have gotten a whole lot better
Especially in the morning time
But still I get a little bit nervous
‘Cause I know how things can change
Well I get a little bit nervous


You Want Me To Change
Crawling down Melrose tonight
Cause i’m too drunk to drive
And i’d rather be home but you won’t let me inside
I’m trying to change
But you won’t give me half a chance
So there’s nothing you can say to me tonight

You say that you will then you turn around and say that you won’t
You say that you want me then you change your mind and say that you don’t 
‘Cause I make the same mistakes over and over again
And you don’t like it but that’s the way it’s always been
I’m trying to change
But you won’t give me half a chance
So there’s nothing you can say to me tonight

I drink inside Al’s ‘cause he let’s me drink there for free
I drink there morning afternoon into evening
I’m trying to change
But you won’t give me half a chance
So there’s nothing you can say to me tonight