Domesticated - The Story of Nothing and the Monkey

by Wookiefoot

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03:37
I got no direction I got no bearing or course Didn’t get instruction with this life it’s such a bore Gradually I graduated high school finished me Didn’t change me one degree and now I think I am what I’m gonna be when I grow up I got no salvation I got no life after death never found the promise land cause I ran out of breath I’m not from the chosen trip no master plan for me I guess fate has set me free cause I think I am what I’m gonna be when I grow up
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Lead me to the visceral and let me take a drink I think I think too much lose touch in a blink But now I got my tribe I like this funky vibe First wave hits sittin' heavy in my inside Sin becomes a ritual so offer of thanks and praise Every daze it’s habitual like a wishing well Hell, I got a couple of more coins Welcome to Wookiefoot I’ll let you throw them in you join Swing to the mushroom jazz Silly Simon’s got my number You know how I know this ? Cause I asked him Thought I might have just seen him but I passed him by Better get packed up for the trip Your slipping and sliding riding on a tide Of a freaky fun guy Sittin so concealed in a field full of crap Stumble through the rubble pick up the mad cap Now your crunchin and your munchin Gotta get the god’s flesh going down You feel it wellin like a wave To take you to the breakdown (the breakdown makes my stomach feel a little funny…) The city’s buzzin' in the lights can quickly bring you down So you ramble to the forest where there’s nobody else around If you see a tree fall and it doesn’t make a sound Don’t get worried it just means that your not there Through the other side where Time and Space erased Have placed you face to face with something much greater Than self or pride or greed YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IF YOU WANT TO SEE ! ! ! !
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03:24
What I see is what I get What I see is what I get What we see it what we get And what I see is what I get What you see is what you get tell me I’m wrong don’t even try it I won’t even listen to your song long enough too see if your strong enough To justify it Just defy it is more like what your solution would be But in the space age you can’t even place a face on the enemy So much stress in the contest everyone I know’s life is a mess I can’t even hear myself think over the hum of the fucking fluorescent lights And too unwind I choose to go blind by having the local news cast her fear into me every night I need to settle down they say I need to settle down A pretty little wife that’s stupid and kind A quaint little cottage too quickly go blind I need to settle down But what I see is what I get Once upon a hard time in a monstrous city in the warehouse district On a restricted back avenue at sundown a rundown bus passes you Haven’t you seen through your designer sunglasses how the people Who ride inside can’t scream cause their dreams like burnt ashes The wheel splashes a puddle on the ass of a heroin addict’s mangy mutt That wakes up one of the fleas that lives back by his butt A terrible nightmare to become self aware as a flea As he screams, “I BELIEVE IN GOD BUT GOD DOES NOT BELIEVE IN ME !”
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05:16
There’s a fat man living in a fat house Eating a fat sandwich sitting on a fat couch He says, “don’t you like my couch ?” He says to no one in particular That’s cause no one in particular that’s his best friend Sit on a pretty perch inside of a gold cage If you don’t die of boredom first you can die of old age Sit on a pretty perch inside of a gold cage If you don’t die of boredom first you can eat… You can eat mayonnaise An ex-beautiful blond she puts make-up on her tear stains She got mugged and the mugger was time She remembers the time when all the dogs would Sniff her back side But she’s one of the lucky ones She got stored inside a trophy case When the thrill is gone You can live off the fat
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And the hand that held me down connected to my arm, I bite the hand that feeds but how long can pigeon go hungry. And the hand that held me down connected to my wrist you got that right I’m pissed and that’s why nothing ever gets better Community, come unity, come you need to come Community, come unity, come you need to come Fear to blame, blame to anger, anger to hatred, hatred to suffering Fear to blame, blame to anger, anger to hatred, hatred to suffering (there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!! (there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!! (there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!! You have the right to remained pissed off Everything you believe can and will hold you down You have a right to food and shelter having been denied by concepts of land ownership You don’t believe in the greed of Capitalism but you are Domesticated and you depend on Supermarkets Every time you spend a dollar you contribute to oppression and your own Bondage Our intolerance isolates us and our fear keeps us from change…
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04:47
I’m climbing out of this hell hole I’m going to cut my apartment adrift I know it can be done I read how no one did it He packed up all his shit by two Got two cans of beer two rolling papers Maybe I should stop by the zoo And I’m leaving you can’t stop me Goodbye I’m sailing away Every cold morning dad went off to work With his straight jacket and tie His case was brief his logic was simple And he’s never seemed bothered with why he did it I never could remember the morals to the stories And I never did learn how to sing You said there’s no such thing as god Said there’s no such thing as Santa But you never did say who there was such a thing And I’m leaving you can’t stop me Goodbye I’m sailing away
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I have to laugh i have to laugh I have to laugh I have to laugh It never will be as bad as you think You have to laugh you have to laugh Well I might live to be 105 or i might die tomorrow But life ain’t easy like a Sunday morning So i beg stole and i borrowed So if you’ve got maybe a second or two And you don’t have the will too work hard Take a drink take a smoke take whatever to make you cope And get a play well with others on your report card I have to laugh I have to laugh I have to laugh I have to laugh You have to laugh you have to laugh Never will be as bad as you think You have to laugh you have to laugh Don’t you know your paranoia is only coming up to destroy you If you wanna stay out the clinic be euphoric schizophrenic Well I might live to be a wise old man Or I might die a jackass but if Buddha was right about coming back again You better believe my ass will be back fast Cause after death they never had any fun They only sit around and pray hard Take a drink take a smoke take whatever to make you cope To get a play well with others on your report card I have to laugh I have to laugh
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02:47
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04:51
Sometimes my thoughts go astray and i lose my place I drift inside outer space and drink up the milky way You can see a trace of it in my face as i kickback and relax in a galaxy far far away but my doctor said “mark, you know you’re f*%$ing crazy I mean you’re awfully lazy and your purpose on this planets all hazy If you just kept that receipt you can take brain you bought back get that train of thought back by eating some over prescribed Prozac” Doctor, I confess I live in sanity and I’ll be there if you need me So you should know before greedy HMO tries to bleed me That your Freudian slip is showing and I know you’ve blown your own treaty Just give all pills and keep that riot quiet Keep them safe and warm inside the norm F%#$k that. I’ll allow the crowd to think that I’m to proud Excuse me I was just thinking out loud I think therefore I am a philosopher said one time Drawing a line between body and mind But before he asked the damn question everybody was fine What a crime how fast the dumb ass masses go blind just to pass the time I think loud therefore I am loud to get the thought out But back in class my sorry ass got bought out conformed to the norm of silence within my shell Educating it’s more like salivating to a Pavlovian bell! color within the lines mark or you’re not going to pass the course And what the hell’s that supposed to be that doesn’t even look like a horse that’s it you get a D minus Another example of the school boards finest With so many people around it makes it hard to get it out It sound like when you found it that you drowned it in your doubt F%$#k it, I allow the crowd to think that I’m to proud Cause I’m thinking out loud
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The emperor is naked but he swears he wears the clothes And he’s making the big decisions catching the tiger by his toes Check out the chicken little dreaming screaming skies are falling down Where the sound of sanity stops nobody knows And collectively our minds are getting lost And i know that being crazy gets you off So your honor i’m just part of humanity So then i guess i get to plead insanity Jah come from the sky and look me in the eye He say don’t be afraid it’s time to testify Making me all right so i don’t get left behind I just make thank the all mighty for giving peace of mind I’m gonna plead insanity Sometimes i get so frantic sometimes i’m schizophrenic how do you sing along with a song that’s so manic Well on judgement day i was late for my date at the pearly gates Cause i just couldn’t find transportation Cramming for the final i took a look at the good book But I’m afraid i got lost in translation I said, “god you gotta be kidding me didn’t you see all of us down here drowning in our vanity?” The heroes have all been shot and the monkeys are taking over So i guess we get to plead insanity Are you programmed to speak?
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I woke in this dream and i was stage And the crowd was moving to this hypnotic trance And they stared at me and i felt fear And she appeared and she said it’s OK the time has come tell them It came to me from out of commotion and into the notion of motion Put down the emotion bags and weight from the past makes your face sag So relax as the beats stacks And let go of the stress from your backsides It’s time to revitalize your eyes to revitalize your eyes From spiritual lies from spiritual lies Don’t you know can’t you see i’m alive It’s time to revive cause i’m alive Are you alive Come out of commotion and into the notion of motion Put down the emotion bags and weight from the past makes your face sag So relax as the beats stacks And let go of the stress from your backsides It’s time to revitalize your eyes to revitalize your eyes From spiritual lies from spiritual lies I’ve alive It’s time to revive cause I’m alive Are you alive
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03:46
I gotta run I gotta run again I gotta run I gotta run again I just gotta get out of rehab i just got to get Need to hide again need a friend again They’re gonna come after you and make it all end again You been had again by the Vatican Uncle Sam is gonna come take your dad again Like a cast away you better go away Like Gilligan and Maryann your just a stow away You think your out to sea but you’re about to see The Sirens pull you off your path like in the Odyssey I gotta run I gotta run again I hear that noise again i hear that voice again I better get leaving soon it’s true i have no choice again It’s the time again, to find your mind again hurry up they’ll give you life without a crime again My independence day they tried to take away Lock me up just like an animal to waste away You’re getting paranoid but damn I am annoyed The voice just chased me in my head and that i can’t avoid I gotta run I gotta run again Born again again, Thank god I’m free again no asylum in asylum gotta flee again My gods I’m trapped again, not going back again what’s that I hear is that salvation on the track again? I see the light again it’s getting bright again Is Jesus Christ coming to take away my sin again…
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00:44
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04:31
Well I already got to much sh&t i should just be counting my blessing I’m messing with matches burnt another lesson got learned So if you tired and your pages just keep turning You should be paying attention to what this message is concerning Discerning the difference between the unforeseen obscene and a yearning that's clean So be careful what you need because the greed will rob you of your power and don’t pick the flowers I beg you please don’t pick the flowers You know it’s only just a matter of time I’m begging you please don’t pick the flowers She’s only gonna wilt and die oh my Back up off me and smell the coffee Cause your the type of style yo babe you lost me All i try to do is live my life and live it well A Capricorn with the smooth clientele And all i try to do is just love ya baby But your type of style just drives me crazy The man of the hour the man with the power And if you don’t mind don’t pick my flower I’m asking you please don’t pick the flowers Hey why you always running around domesticating my chickens anyway I see you lock your church at night That fear that your burned may take flight Oh the safety that the cage must bring Your better off just clipping its wings yeah that’ll do your possessions possess you I’m asking you please don’t pick the flowers
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I am the modern model of the modern model citizen But every now and then i have to question what I’m living in Another day another dollar take it for example business minded kindness blinded by a need to trample Now i find myself as unemployment as my lifestyle Running out of money and I’m livin' like a slob Can’t get the honeys cause I’m running out of Lifestyles Don’t think it’s funny cause i can’t get a job Well i can’t get job cause i can’t afford to work Got no money for the bus Gus Let’s discuss if we must the cycle that won’t allow me nothing cousin Hey i got no loot so i can’t get nice clothes Got no new clothes so i can’t get no interview Got no interview so i can’t sell myself Got no job so i don’t got no wealth Got no wealth which means no car no house no bar with No bottles to put on a shelf Got no money so i can’t get a haircut Can’t get a haircut so i can’t look nice Got no cheese so i can’t catch the mice That don’t even live at my home address I don’t no dough so i can’t get no bread to bless I can’t get a job I can’t get a job I can’t get a job i can’t get a job cause i can’t afford to work I got no credit cause it takes it to get it That’s making me dread it so i did Don’t want a job to define me not till i find me My dreads will remind me that i’m just a kid As they did the other day when i went to see the man Late to the meeting and he didn’t understand Never on time cause the watch doesn’t ring wear me Never had time cause it’s just a theory ethereal like the goddess of material wealth She can keep it for herself In a daze through the maze so that you can get a raise While the suits say who goes who stays Back to the start lose a turn Give thanks and praise there are better ways to learn Thinkin' that you earn should be concerned Put your soul on hold then it needs to be returned I can’t get a job I can’t get a job I can’t get a job i can’t get a job cause i can’t afford to work I said i can’t get a job cuz i can’t get a reference I can’t get a reference cuz i don’t have a phone I can’t get a phone cuz i got no place to put it in I got no place to put it in cuz I’m without a home I can’t get housing if I’ve got no history I can’t get a loan cause I’m always alone I can’t go to the bank with my nappy nappy dreads I can’t undo my naps cause i can’t afford a comb I can’t get a job cause i got no drivers license and the People there can’t help me cause i got no id They’re the ones trying to tell me that i got no identity But they’re the ones working at the f%$king DMV Aw excuse me as i babble on and on
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I try to walk away and she come running I try to get in close and she runs away She’ll do anything you want if you are leaving That is anything you want until you stay I found the combination to her little safe once But everything inside it turned to dust She’s says it’s only for the best to never read it I think she thinks it’s for the best to never trust She looks so good from afar she’s so far from good It takes a whole lot o' shit to make her cry Try to get inside but i don’t think that you could She looks so good from afar but she’s so far from good Someone in her past had done some damage Someone beat up on a little girl I don’t know who or when or what had happened But i see the price for being pretty in this world It takes a whole lot o' strength to hold a shield up And every now and then i catch a peak I guess she’s saving up for someone that’ll hurt her I guess i sometimes wish that someone could be me She looks so good from afar she’s so far from good It takes a whole lot o' shit to make her cry Try to get inside but i don’t think that you could She looks so good from afar but she’s so far from good
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03:06
Art is dead and it took god with him Try to save his soul singing in a museum But you can buy his heart on a discount rack if you look way in the back I’m talking way in the back Syrup so sweet sugar making me choke spoon fed so deep stuck in my throat Need a sledgehammer if were wanna break through Hollywood magic like a deja voo-doo Everybody want the same old song A clever little tune that we can sing along with A lot of blank stares in the golden age of pity in the Vanilla suburbs and the chocolate cities Promising lips with the devil in his eye Making all the babies giggle and the young girls sigh He said excuse me can i take your world order Happy meal number 3 cost you freedom and a quarter The rich are getting rich and the poor stay poor Poverty line’s not a line no more It’s more like a border Try to make sense but your words keep you rambling Blowin all your chances like a riverboat gambling _Afraid to lose the moment so you do dumb things Like try to sing a song no one else sings The melody twists and tweaks off pitch And everybody wishes for that off switch I write a catchy little tune and you all sing along Cause everybody wants the same old song Everybody want the same old song A clever little tune that we can sing along with
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02:50
It’s the buzzing of the lights And all the hissing and all the glow It’s the traffic and the panic when their damming up the flow The beauty’s in the details she cuts me when I’m tight I’m stressin' over lesson and so i quit on Friday night Damn Monday's back so soon like a short nap Didn’t even dream it seems to fly i guess the well’s tapped Perfection is a verb i try it every day But i get tangled up in words as if i have something to say Try to get it back i dip my head and quick Some one please bring the fog is getting thick The fog is getting thick It’s the buzzing of the lights And all the hissing and the glow Go back to blank slate table raza nothing that i know I thought that i found love one time I thought that i found truth defining ruthlessness as pertaining to a general lack of Ruth Damn what a mess I’m guessin' stressin' was my lesson So i turn that crap right on his back and make this curse my blessing When i love something i let it go And sing that song i sang But scooby not back to me like a broken boomerang don’t want to get it back just dip my head in quick dear go bring the fog is getting thick The fog is getting thick It’s the buzzing in the lights And all the hissing and the glare No reflection in the mirror no inflection in my stare What happens to a child that suspends his disbelief it climbs inside a bottle hide from rapist and from theif Damn what a waste of time I thought i had it in my hand I squeezed to tight and crushed it Washed away like castles made of sand solipsistic bubble trouble now i’m all alone again stay up late and wait for epiphany to bring me home again back to dementia, i gotta get back quick some please send the fog is getting thick
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03:36
I can feel the heat of his breath on your neck bone Starin in the silence to the bell on the telephone Pick the pretty flowers pay a price for you vanity Chokin back the blame cause you seen her insanity My god where’s the humanity I’m just the guy who watches tide Sometimes she come low sometimes she come high Better you just forget her she gonna wash away your pride To late i guess i am just content to watch the tide She’s always right in the wrong way Always so right in the wrong way She’s always right in the wrong way Always so right in the wrong way With the sweetness of her kiss the magic of the trick to get me to believe I guess i must be over it cause i see what’s up the other sleeve Pack up my bags on my way out to feeling fine Hang my head in sorrow for the next guy she’s got in line He’s gonna be out of his mind Kick myself i should have known the words already spoken When i love something i let it go if it comes back it’s broken Kick myself i should have known the words already that spoken When i love something i let it go if it comes back it’s probably broken
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00:40
These spiritual window-shoppers, who idly ask ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking Even if you don’t know what you want buy something Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you - Rumi (We Are Three)

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released September 12, 2000

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