Something Strange

by Eliot Wilder

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Never fit in here
Never fit in there
No matter how I tried
I never fit in anywhere
Did what I could
To accomodate
But all of my efforts were in vain
And that's how it always will remain

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released August 17, 2015

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Track Name: Something Strange
The paint peeled off the walls
Like a scab too soon
As I laid back in my uneasy chair
And sang a sickly tune
A man blew through the window
And wrestled me down to the floor
And he smelled like a carrion flower
And a voice whispered, This means war
He brandished a big ol' sword
And I guess I had my wit
He let go an ugly laugh and he said
You don't know when to quit

It was something strange
It was something strange
And it would never change
It was something strange

We went at it like two mangy cats
And boy the fur it did fly
We didn't bother to ask ourselves
Why oh why
He stabbed me in the shoulder
And I bit him on the neck
Then he beamed us up right out of there
Just like on Star Trek
Forever arm in arm
Forever and without change
Never knew a hate like this
And man it was something strange
Track Name: It'll Be Over Soon Enough
Don't be in such a big old hurry
Slow yourself down
And take a breath
Each day goes flying by
On the bumpy road to death

It'll be over soon enough
Mark my words
It'll be over soon enough
Wait and see
Wait and see

Why all the fuss and frettin'
Take a chill pill
Or maybe three
Time is gonna sort itself out
It don't need no bachelor's degree

Why you getting yourself so cranky
Nothing much to do
So why not enjoy
No need to fret about tomorrow
No need to be a good boy
Track Name: Strange Days
Can't make heads or tails of it all
Nothing seems quite right
People acting mighty peculiar
People acting none too bright
I walk around in a haze
In these strange days
These strange days

What became of all the nerds
Who were gonna save our asses
They only good thing they've come up with
Is an app to placate the masses
For that they get all the praise
In these strange days
These strange days

Most folks are fat, dumb and lazy
Don't wanna get anything done
Their idea of a good time
Is to let someone else have the fun
Me I hope it's all just a phase
In these strange days
These strange days

Kids got Starbucks in one hand
And a device in the other
They walk around like dead-eyed zombies
One after another
Nothing cuts through their malaise
In these strange days
These strange days
Track Name: Wound That Won't Heal
When the time came for you to step up
You declined
Said, No thank you
I will keep my mouth shut
'Cause I'm so inclined
It really hurt me that you didn't act
On my behalf
I wish you'd tell them to go fuck themselves
Just for a laugh
Show some guts
Kick some butts

I got me a wound that won't heal
I got me a wound that won't heal
No matter how I feel
No matter how I feel
I got me a wound that won't heal

When the time came for you to do right
You did wrong
You slinked back down in your comfy shell
And sang your same old song
It really broke my heart you didn't stand up
And make it perfectly clear
That if someone ever puts me down
They'll get a Bronx cheer
Show some guts
Kick some butts

When the time came to give 'em hell
You gave 'em squat
Now when you say that you have my back
It means naught
We all need someone to stand up for us
In our hour of need
But you stuck the knife square in my back
And watched me bleed
Show some guts
Kick some butts
Track Name: Strange
Samantha chose to disappear
She left no forwarding address
She left it up to rest of us
To clean her filthy mess
She had so much going for her
But she didn't seem to care
What she had in mind we'll never know
Her mind was as blank as her stare

She was strange
Strange
She was strange
Strange
We can't know her
No we can't know her

Roger woke up in a quandary
He decided to change his life
He didn't like the sound of his own voice
Or the look of his ugly wife
He took a knife and he cut her up
And he cut himself up too
When the detectives arrived on the scene
They didn't have a clue

He was strange
Strange
He was strange
Strange
We can't know him
No we can't know him

We are strange
Strange
We are strange
Strange
We can't know what we can't know
Track Name: Odd Man Out
Never fit in here
Never fit in there
No matter how I tried
I never fit in anywhere
Did what I could
To accomodate
But all of my efforts were in vain
And that's how it always will remain

When you're the odd man out
When you're the odd man out
When you're the odd man out
Of this world

Never was no good
Never was no bad
Never was too happy
Never was too sad
Changed my hair
Changed my look
But it never did me good
Guess I never understood

Never was too weak
Never was too strong
No matter what I did
Never could belong
People put me down
Said I'm a fool
And who was I to disagree
There was something wrong with me
Track Name: The Wrongful Crusade
We meant to do the right thing
We did, we really did
We meant to change the world
Yes we did, we really did
We meant to set a good example
We did, we really did
We meant to show what love can do
Yes we did

But we got on the wrongful crusade
Cha-cha, cha-cha
But we got on the wrongful crusade
Cha-cha, cha-cha

We meant to be more generous
We did, we really did
We meant to turn the volume down
Yes we did, we really did
We meant to stop eating junk
We did, we really did
And we meant to stop being jerks
Yes we did

But we got on the wrongful crusade
Cha-cha, cha-cha
But we got on the wrongful crusade
Cha-cha, cha-cha
Track Name: Ideanu Slept
This is the story of Ideanu
Who slept through an atomic bomb
Her brother and sister tried to wake her
So did her dad and her mom
But she was too busy dreaming
While the rest of the world wept
Ideanu slept
Ideanu slept

Ideanu dreamt about chocolate mountains
And rivers made of classic Coke
No one could disturb her
Not even with a great big poke
The rest of the world suffered losses
Losses she could accept
Ideanu slept
Ideanu slept

Ideanu dreamt she was a tiger
Running through the jungle wild
She attacked everything that moved
Even ate a child
The waking world had no place for her
So away from it she kept
Ideanu slept
Ideanu slept
Track Name: Ain't That Peculiar
All over the world
People are a-killin'
They seem to like it
They are a-willin'
Just like the monkey
In "2001"
They pick up a bone
And then they pick up a gun
They do the deed
Expediently
We've done the deed
Through history
Beneath the surface
Of civilization
Beats the dark heart
Of God's creation

Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be
Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be

We say we love
But what does that mean
When deep down
We're a killing machine
We go to war
In the name of God
When we talk of peace
It's just a facade
What we really love
Is to hate
We love to hate
Our common trait
Like the monkey
In "2001"
We kill the other
And say we won