The Man With the Glass Head

by Eliot Wilder

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The infection was spread so easily
From one clammy hand to the next
It'd gone viral all around the world
Just like some scandalous text
And we were astonished
And we were amazed
And we were perplexed

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released June 10, 2016

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Track Name: Like Digging Saint Patrick's Well
Sometimes you struggle
Against the odds
Sometimes the odds
They are against you
Sometimes you feel
Like you just can't win
Because the world
Seems immense to you
Sometimes you get broken
And you can't be fixed
And nothing, no nothing
Makes sense to you

And it's like digging
It's like digging
It's like digging
It's like digging
Saint Patrick's Well

Sometimes you're down
As you can get
So down
There is no below
Sometimes you get crippled
By someone's cruelty
You just lie there
And take the blow
Sometimes you get hoisted
On your own petard
No one to blame
But your own ego

Sometimes you get walloped
In your own backyard
Like a hurricane
Came to call
Sometimes you shut down
When it's all too much
Don't wanna feel nothing
Nothing at all
But sometimes you win
When you least expect
It's someone else
Who takes the fall
Track Name: Exactly As You Were
What has it been
Something like forty years
Since the last time we had a good talk
I was curious about
What had become of you
And I wondered if I'd be in for a shock

But I what I did not expect
When I saw you again
When we spoke that time, monsieur
Was that I would find you
Not what you'd become
But exactly as you were

You kind of looked the same
Only older and fatter
And I could tell that you'd dyed your hair
But the things that you said
Were pretty much the same
The same as the clothes you still wear

You talked about the Kinks
And how they might reunite
And I thought it odd you still gave a shit
You talked the way you did
When talked back in high school
And it sounded childish I must admit
Track Name: The Man With the Glass Head
Call me what you want
But just call me
I am waiting just for you
It's been so long and I guess
You've moved on
Wish that I could move on too
In case you have forgotten me
I will remind you

I am the man with the glass head
You can see through me
I am the man with the glass head
Such high visibility

Don't be cruel, don't be cruel
Don't be cruel to me
Don't be cruel, don't be cruel
I shatter so easily

Tell me who you are
And don't tell lies
It's no easy thing to do
I've been trying hard
To do the same
Now I can't tell you what is true
In case you have forgotten me
I'm just the same as you
Track Name: In a Matter of Time
Days turn into weeks
And there is no relief, no relief
I kind of wonder if I'll ever get
Past my grief
Everyone says I gotta be patient
But that just don't work
I'm in the type of pain that makes me
Want to go berserk

In a matter of time
I'm gonna find me some peace of mind

Weeks turn into months
And there is no change, no change
All this obsessing has gotten to be
Real strange
Everyone says that I gotta calm down
And do some meditation
But my mind is like a radio
With you in heavy rotation

Months turn into years
And there is no end, no end
How many more steps down
Will I descend
Everyone says I gotta let it go
But my hands are tied
She's like the yank of gravity
She won't be denied
Track Name: The Long Year
You gave yourself a holy mission
An unobtainable goal
To put the the bastards down, down, down
And get back all the crap they stole

You remind me of a guy that I once knew
You remind me of the things I need to do
You remind me of that "once upon a time" time
In the long year
In the long year

You did not have many good options
But you did not give a care
You would fight them with a garden rake and hoe
You would fight them with your killer stare

You polished all the brass and silver
Made them clear as a bell
You drove out all the bad old boys
You really gave them hell

You planted yourself a garden
Grew corn as high as an elephant's eye
Laid down roots in the rotting soil
And redirected the water supply
Track Name: It's Yesterday Today
Had time to think
About the world at large
Had time to think
But I didn't take charge
I have some regret
But what can you do
Go back in time
And live it anew

And it's yesterday
It's yesterday today

It would be nice
If we could change the past
It would be nice
If the die weren't cast
I would be humble
Maybe not so cavalier
I'd give all away
Not be a profiteer

And it's yesterday
It's yesterday today

Time is a-wasting
Time's flying by
Time is as finite
As a summer sky
The clock is a-ticking
Can't turn back the hands
We think we know it all
But who understands

And it's yesterday
It's yesterday today
Track Name: Just Like Dylan's Mister Jones
He was a simple man, yeah, yeah, yeah
Living out a simple life
He liked his simple pleasures, yeah, yeah
He liked his simple wife
He drove to work on the freeway
Drove all the way out to Del Mar
One day he planned to buy a home there, yeah
So he would not need to have to drive so far

Just like Dylan's Mister Jones

He worked in corporate accounting, yeah, yeah
He had his own cubicle
He liked his Dunkin Donuts holes, yeah
He liked to keep his coffee mug full
He played the Pixies on his iPhone
He texted his girlfriend on the sly
Sometimes he got a little worried, yeah
What if his wife caught him in this lie

He was simple man, yeah, yeah, yeah
But sometime he got depressed
Not sure what brought it all on, yeah, yeah, yeah
Maybe he felt repressed
Maybe he should get onto a different path, yeah
Be like a rolling stone
Maybe he should leave behind his dead-end life, yeah
Just like Dylan's Mister Jones
Track Name: The Infection
The infection was spread so easily
From one clammy hand to the next
It'd gone viral all around the world
Just like some scandalous text
And we were astonished and we were amazed
And we were perplexed

The infection leeched into our water supply
And no one seemed to care
It was borne upon the wind
It was the color of air
It came home to sleep with you
As you rested in your comfy chair

It snuck into the food we ate
It got into our favorite beers
It started coursing through our veins
It poured out of us in our tears
It crept up on us in our sleep
It came into our place of work
It took down every CEO
It took down every last stinkin' clerk
It smelled like lilacs in the spring
It tricked us with its sweet perfume
It made us want it all the more
It only brought us doom and gloom
It took us down down like a plague
It had no antidote or cure
It ravaged the entire human race
It left behind only hearts so pure
Track Name: Shit Just Got Real
Well we used to party all night long
And nothing would ever wreck us
We used to eat any old junk
And nothing would ever effect us

The shit just got real
The shit just got real
The shit just got real, yeah

Well we used to do all the shit we wanted
We were impermeable
We used to be skinny, we used to be young
Now we are invisible

Can't hide our drooping wrinkles
Can't hide our bulging guts
Can't go back and relive our youth
Can't go back to our perfect butts
Wah-wah-wah
Wah-wah-wah

Well we used to laugh at all the creaky old folks
And we never headed their advice
Never thought that we'd wind up just like them
Growing old, well, it ain't so nice
Track Name: To the Brutal End
Where you lead I will follow
I will follow you down
And I will stick right by your side
Here, there and all around
I will never let you go
I will never let you drown
When I mate I mate for life
Just like an albatross
And when you walk your final road
I will carry your cross

I will love you
Like no one loves you
I will love you, my friend
I will love you
Like no one loves you
To the brutal end

When you think you are alone
I'll be holding your hand
And when you think nobody gets you
I'll be there to understand
When you think you ain't gettin' no lovin'
Well I will be your biggest fan
When I love I love real hard
I get you in my grip
I don't take no for an answer
No I don't take no lip

I will be your lovin' man
I will hold you to my man breast
I will be your lovin' man
I know how to love you the best

When you feel so down and out
When no one sees your face
I will look you square in the eye
I will see your grace
So just look up, don't you miss it
I am on the case
When I say I will do it
You know you can believe in me
When I say that I will love you
I mean that for eternity
Track Name: Where Were You
Where were you when I felt depressed
And couldn't get myself out of bed
Where were you when I almost took my life
Because all the crazy stuff in my head

Where were you when I got so lost
Way out on some lonesome road
And where were when I needed directions
Well you were nowhere I had know'd

Where were you when I needed love
When no one could give a care
Where were you when I felt all alone
Where were you
Where, where, where

Where were you when my house burned down
And I lost all of my stuff
Where were you when my girl left me flat
And my world well it got so rough

Where were you when my back went out
And I was in a world of pain
And where were you when I lost my mind
And even I thought that I was insane

Where were you
Where were you
Where were you
Where were you