GOV’T MULE : DEJA VOODOO

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Released: 09.14.04
ATO Records

  1. Bad Man Walking
  2. About To Rage
  3. Perfect Shelter
  4. Little Toy Brain
  5. Slackjaw Jezebel
  6. Wine & Blood
  7. Lola Leave Your Light On
  8. Silent Scream
  9. No Celebration
  10. Mr. Man
  11. My Separate Reality
  12. New World Blues


Lyrics

Bad Man Walking (4:08)
(Haynes, Louis)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI), Normorto Music (BMI)
Hey can I tell you a little story
About a bad man looking for glory
Oh he wasn’t such a bad man
But he kindly let his fame seep into his brain
Hey can I tell you a little secret
You see the bad man he was a lot like me
Oh he had a little wisdom
But he traded it away for a fifteen-minute reign
Bad man walking
Bad man
Bad tongue talking
Hey can you spare a little sympathy
’Cause right now I think it’s what I really need
Oh do you think you really know yourself
Are you sure what you might do if the choice was up to you
Bad man walking
Bad man
Bad tongue talking
Bad man walking
Bad man
Bad tongue talking
Bad man
Bad man walking
Bad man
Bad tongue talking

About To Rage (8:06) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Hesitation is a hole in the head
And contradiction buys you time
A battle worth winning is a battle worth losing
Sometimes revolution is kind
We can stop and pray for rain
Or we can march and beat the drum
But the storm’s about to rage
He who speaks loudly will surely be heard
But a whisper cannot be ignored
Heaven and hell are one and the same
When desperation’s all you can afford
Knowing all along
The truth will overcome
And the storm’s about to rage
About to rage
Anger and tears
Will wash away our fears
Some pages in history will surely be burned
Revisions are not always wrong
Time to discover what’s really, really, really right
Instead of what makes us feel strong
Blood is on your hands
But it’s what the part demands
The storm’s about to rage
About to rage
Storm’s about to rage
About to rage
Hesitation is a hole in the head

Perfect Shelter (4:51) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Serene – what a dream
A pillow to rest your weary bones
Recharge – redefine
Time to repaint the lines
Change your world – it’s time
Life’s around the corner, death’s grip is far behind
Life can be sweet, wounds can start to heal
Stay and be destroyed – move and be renewed
Grow or wither – it’s all up to you
None of us has built a perfect shelter
Don’t christen me with your condescending laughter
Don’t, don’t, don’t put me in a box
Don’t forget I once knew a few things about you too
I think you’ll see, life can be quite the paradox
Stay and be destroyed – move and be renewed
Grow or wither – it’s all up to you
None of us has built a perfect shelter
None of us has built a perfect shelter
Stay and be destroyed – move and be renewed
Grow or wither – it’s all up to you
None of us has built a perfect shelter
None of us has built a perfect shelter
None of us has built a perfect shelter
None of us has built a perfect shelter

Little Toy Brain (5:12) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
So you thought you could handle it – yeah didn’t they all
So look at the shape that you’re in
But fools never compromise – they go out in flames
So out with the old, in with the new
What in the world has happened to you
What goes on in that little toy brain
Who’ll sweep out the wreckage, who’ll sing the refrain
And after the smoke clears – is there anything left
Did you wash it all away
So you cried like a baby asking for more – still you don’t know where you’ve been
Ain’t it high time you woke up, took a good look around
You’re killing yourself – damning your soul – all in the name of sweet rock and roll
What goes on in that little toy brain
Who’ll sweep out the wreckage, who’ll sing the refrain
And after the smoke clears – is there anything left
Did you wash it all away
“Hold me, I’m lonely,” you say to yourself
The only one who will listen now
So what does it mean when you finally explain you were never good at apologies
I’ve got some pride left, but it’s plain to see
It’s been earmarked for emergency
So what ever happened to your blind faith – did it crumble away
Like me, like me
What goes on in that little toy brain
Who’ll sweep out the wreckage, who’ll sing the refrain
And after the smoke clears – is there anything left
Did you wash it all away
Did you wash it all away
Did you wash it all away
Tell me what goes on in that little toy brain

Slackjaw Jezebel (5:25) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Babies were crying when you got here
I believe they’re crying still 
The world as we know it keeps right on turning
I guess it always will
Still, something’s changed – I hate to admit it 
I ain’t been the same since you came around 
My mind is swollen from the weariness 
Wish you’d never flagged me down
Twisted angel, cast out of some strange heaven 
Sent down here to pull me out of my shell 
You show up on my doorstep – honey dripping from your mouth 
Like some slackjaw Jezebel
Flesh and bones is all I’m made of 
I couldn’t have stopped you if I tried 
The spell you wer casting – way too heavy 
Now I can’t be satisfied
But you think you’re going to save me – you better think again 
I’ve had saviors galore 
And although you are a vision – an angel wrapped in sin 
I’ve seen it all before
Twisted angel, cast out of some strange heaven 
Sent down here, landed on my window sill 
Now you’re walking through my back door – honey dripping from your mouth 
Like some slackjaw Jezebel
You’ve got your bag of dust and your divining rod 
I wonder how I got myself here 
Wheel’s spinning faster and I know I have to jump off 
Guess I’m weighing the fire against the fear
You spoon-fed my ego, made me feel so young 
Kissed me ’til my lips were sore 
But I know you’re just a Jezebel with a poisonous tongue 
I’ve been down this road before
I’ts full of twisted angels, cast out of some strange heaven 
Sent down here to put me through Hell 
You show up on my doorstep – honey dripping from your mouth 
Like some slackjaw Jezebel 
Oh like some slackjaw Jezebel

Wine and Blood (5:44) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Desiree’s in disarray waiting for her angels to come 
Where she used to feel the weight of a thousand lifetimes
Now she just feels numb 
But there was a time when her beauty raised the eyebrows of the town 
Any man would gladly give up all he had just to take Desiree down
She stares out the window at the world passing by 
She is caught beneath the wheel 
Too heavy to lift – she feels too weak to try 
People stare like strangers where once she might’ve asked them in 
To fill the void where her heart once was 
Now she just fills her glass again 
And again
And she walks the floor less traveled 
Thinks of a sad melody 
Wine and blood don’t mix like they used to 
Now they just make a memory 
Too many years trying to do the right thing for the wrong man 
Now the picture is clear 
She drinks and she cries and she hides from the past 
’Cause the truth is more bitter than the tears
All these half-truths and alibis help build a wall of denial 
She takes comfort in the night – darkness blocks the light 
From falling on her aging smile 
Grey befalls her halo where there once was a golden mane 
And her eyes don’t shine like they used to 
Without the moon, the sun would be in vain
So she walks the floor less traveled 
Thinks of a sad melody 
Wine and blood dont mix like they used to 
Now they just make a memory 
Too many years trying to the right thing for the wrong man 
Now the picture is clear 
She drinks and she cries and she hides from the past 
’Cause the truth is more bitter than the tears
She puts on h er make-up – though no one’s seen her for days 
Her silence is a lonely cry 
She’s trapped inside a maze 
Her tears have turned to honey, drawing the black flies of depression 
Desiree’s in disarray waiting for her angels again

Lola Leave Your Light On (6:20) 
(Haynes, Hess, Anders)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI), Big Eyed Tuna Music (BMI), Satch Boog Music (ASCAP)
Don’t make me beg – well maybe just a little 
But please don’t make me crawl 
What you got, baby, is killing me 
Making me ten feet tall 
My southern pride is all in a tizzy 
Weak in my knees 
My head is spinning – I’m feeling kind of dizzy 
Guess I’m begging please
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on 
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on
Don’t tease me – well maybe just a little 
Don’t tantalize my heart 
It’s hard to know where the torture ends 
And where the pleasure starts 
I can taste the pain – I can feel the fire 
Seep into my soul 
Mother Mary, I said please forgive me 
I’m about to lose control
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on 
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on
Smooth operator – playing a little bit rough 
How’d you know I like it that way 
We can come together if I call your bluff 
Wash our sins away 
Shadows dancing on your bedroom wall – caution to the wind 
Wolves are howling outside your door 
Oh you better let them in
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on 
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on 
Lola leave your light on 
I said Lola leave your red light on

Silent Scream (10:57) 
(Haynes, Louis)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI), Normorto Music (BMI)
Hey, what’s the use – daily excuse 
And what’s it all mean to me 
Pride pushed aside – thanks for the ride 
More is in store, you’ll see
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream
Life’s worth the price – don’t you think twice 
Just ’cause it’s unjust to you 
Why not rejoice – what’s the other choice 
When death, like your dreams, will come soon
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream 
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream
Search for the truth – no one has proof 
But faith is all you need to believe
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream 
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream 
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream 
Hey, we’re all trapped in a silent scream

No Celebration (6:32) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
In the whiskey hours 
I sit mourning 
But the morning brings no consolation 
Sun is rising – sky is yawning 
But the new day brings no celebration 
No celebration 
Reminds me life is hard 
Here in my back yard
And I lie awake
And I stare at the sky 
And my life passes by 
And I lie here suffering, wondering 
How long, how long
In a sea of silence 
I lay wondering 
But with it comes no real solution 
Dreams die young 
In this world of violence 
Just to be betrayed by revolution-revolution 
Still my life is hard here in my back yard
And I lie awake
And I stare at the sky 
And my life passes by 
And I lie here suffering, wondering
How long, how long
We are only the beginning here 
None of us will reach the end 
So hold me close like an angel 
With your breath draw me in 
Feel me swim through your bloodstream 
Hear my voice – soft but clear 
After today things will never be the same 
I’m sorry for you, my dear
In a world of darkness 
We are surrounded – surrounded by eternity 
We reach out but no love abounds us 
Guess we traded it for sanity 
Meanwhile life is hard here in my back yard
And I lie awake 
And I stare at the sky 
And my life passes by 
And I lie here suffering, wondering 
How long, how long
In the whiskkey hours 
I sit mourning 
But the morning brings no consolation 
Sun is rising – sky is yawning 
But the new day brings no celebration

Mr. Man (4:18) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
How much more can we ignore the voices 
How much longer can we keep our h eads in the sand 
Can’t you hear me – don’t you even hear me 
I’m screaming as loud as I can 
Can’t you hear me, Mr. Man
There’s no concern for the people dying 
There’s more concern for keeping the upper hand 
In their faces – we’re laughing in their faces 
And you still don’t understand 
Why they hate you, Mr. Man
You better get ready 
I said ready 
Time to get ready
Can you see that day when your world starts crumbling 
Can yous ee that day when you meet your maker again 
Will he be like you – do you think he’s really like you 
You can bet your soul depends 
On that, Mr. Man It’s time to get ready 
I said ready 
You better get ready

My Separate Reality (6:58) 
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Children in the playground, laughing and dancing in the street 
All the colors of the rainbow – wrapped in childlike harmony 
Me, I’m not laughing – I see things only as they were 
When I first needed you – yeah, when I first needed you
Cars passing by – representing my life 
I ain’t old but I ain’t young enough to cry like a baby 
And I’m so scared but I won’t tell you for fear you’ll hate me more 
Tough on the outside, tough on the outside – yeah, tough all over
Coulds go rollin’ by as I lay floatin’ in a stream of semi-consciousness 
I’ll follow it ’til the end or at least ’til I drown in my separate reality 
Sorry there’s only room for me
I used to have an angel – she took care of everything 
Yeah, so sometimes we cried – maybe more than most, but so what 
We shared everything – even some things we should not have shared
Like my separate reality – now there’s only room for me
I walk among the criminals and I pray among the saints
And somewhere in between I try to scrape off this war paint 
It’s cold in here in the corner of my soul – so dark and lonely 
Oh but I ain’t never gonna let go
Children in the playground – laughing and dancing in the street 
All the colors of the rainbow – wrapped in childlike harmony 
Me, I’m not laughing or dancing – I see things only as they were 
When I first needed you – yeah, when I first needed you
I used to have everything – now you won’t even talk to me, but that’s alright
’Cause I’ve got a new friend and her name is tattooed across my chest
And she won’t let me down – ’cause I ain’t never, never gonna let her in 
Tough on the outside, tough on the outside – and it’s surely tough 
In my separate reality – sorry there’s only room for me 
In my separate reality – sorry there’s only room for me, for me 
Sorry there’s only room for me

New World Blues (6:58)
(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Life is not a compromise 
Though it often turns to this 
Unintended suicide 
As if our fate’s sealed with a kiss
We’re all taught to rise above 
Can’t let ourselves be hurt by love
So tell me what I have to lose 
I am ready to feel these new world blues
Dreams are only of a new world 
Instead of making this one right 
But “run away” is not the answer 
Still we all want to take flight
Never knowing what we seek 
We think our pain is so unique
So tell me what I have to lose 
I am ready to feel these new world blues
Heroes are not to cry 
So hold your head up high 
The future is ours to see
So come on and rescue me
So tell me what I have to lose
I am ready to feel these new world blues
So tell me what I have to lose 
I am ready to feel these new world blues
Life is not a compromise

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