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DINOSAUR III

by Stephen Bard

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1.
Anymore 05:30
I’ve been over and over it over again in my head It’s hard to imagine some of the things that you’ve said to me And while it’s unspoken This is broken You’re trying to act like it’s not when you know that it is And I know that we still have some unfinished business here Still I think it’d be best if we put this to rest We got an F on that last test So take your parting shot and say goodbye It’s what you’ve always done best anyway There may have been a time this was worth another try But not today You say to be authentic but every time I do It’s a knee in the gut or a thumb in the eye that I get from you And while you’ve been a friend to me Your truest tendency is to bend for nobody So take your parting shot and say goodbye It’s what you’ve always done best anyway There may have been a time this was worth another try But not today Too much stuff in the show that I can no longer ignore I know you well enough to know That I don’t want to know you anymore Time it was spoken This is broken And I know you weren’t joking So take your parting shot and say goodbye It’s what you’ve always done best anyway There may have been a time this was worth another try But not today Too much stuff in the show that I can no longer ignore I know you well enough to know That I don’t want to know you No I don’t want to know you I don’t want to know you anymore Anymore Anymore Anymore
2.
Beautiful? 03:16
It's over I know that I knew that before it even was I know dead love doesn't grow back But my naive advisors swear it does I'm not the only fool around Who's been a slave to a hint of meaning Once you start to fool around I have direction I have desperate leaning Oh oh I behave like an obscene thing It's not my fault I love you so It wasn't my wish you let me go I promise I'll try to keep my cool Tell me though must you be so beautiful? Your lover how is he? Does he do it just the way you want to? What happens when he's busy? Do you get lonely when he doesn't want you? It drives me crazy when you say That you really want to be just my chum I've got this bottle full of healthy dripping love And you won't even try some Oh oh Quick! Ring the asylum! It's not my fault I love you so It wasn't my wish you let me go I promise I'll try to keep my cool Tell me though must you be so Tell me though must you be so Tell me though must you be so beautiful? Oh oh oh oh Beautiful Oh oh oh oh Beautiful Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh Beautiful
3.
Boy 04:27
So you’re in California now And the sun is shining down Like the sun of all those summers that we shared And you’re partying each night It’s raining here but that’s alright It’s just a little strange that I can’t call ‘cause you’re not there I never wanted you the way you wanted me It drove you crazy We got real close A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want the most A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want So every guy who now discovers you and I are no longer lovers Chases you around with a flower and a hungry look in his eye But information unrevealed to all the players in the field Is that in order to get to hello with you They better start with goodbye I never wanted you the way you wanted me It drove you crazy We got real close A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want the most A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want The one you want the most So you’re in California now And the sun is shining down Like the sun of all those summers that we shared And you’re partying each night Looking out for Mr. Right Who might just show up if he’s smart enough to say as if he cared He’ll act as if you don’t exist and there will go my hopes I’ll take my place along the list with all the other dopes He’ll blow you off just like I did when the night is growing dim And so you’ll chase him up and down the coast A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want the most A boy who doesn’t want you is the one you want The one you want the most The one you want The one you want The one you want
4.
Guy 04:15
Another morning over there at Jake's coffee shop Early rose girl taking time to stop Looks like she's smiling and laughing a lot through the blind It's pretty clear now that I've lost my mind Rearranging the alarm Hardly sleeping at all So I can follow her down to the Salvation Hall Hiding in the car how could she possibly see What's good about a guy like me? What's good about a guy like me? I wake up and it's Tuesday Her visiting day She brings a batch of toys around and watches them play Looks like she's hugging and kissing them all through the shade Now I'm three behind her at the gay rights parade Rearranging the alarm Hardly sleeping at all So I can follow her down to the Salvation Hall Hiding in the car how could she possibly see What's good about a guy like me? And if there's any good here it remains to be seen Too busy with the mouse and all these chicks on the screen Lying in a bar how could she possibly see What's good about a guy like me? What's good about a guy like Wednesday night she runs NA The heroine to all who stay Thursday mornings at the Y She drains the river Jordan dry Weekends if she's on some date I sit at home and mastur...video games Video games! Another morning over there at Jake's coffee shop I'm looking for the angel but she doesn't show up Nobody seems to be smiling at all through the blind It's pretty clear now that I've lost my mind Rearranging the alarm Hardly sleeping at all So I can follow her down to the Salvation Hall Hiding in the car how could she possibly see What's good about a guy like me? And if there's any good here it remains to be seen Too busy with the mouse and all these chicks on the screen Lying in a bar how could she possibly see What's good about a guy like me? What's good about a guy like me?
5.
Irony 02:58
Make no mistake You and I will sleep together again And I probably won’t even want to when it happens You’ll see me in some café on W. 4th St. Under the overpass where the lonely meet And you’ll realize that I’m all you’ve ever wanted And without me you just won’t be complete I’ll hear your revelation and I’ll shudder I won’t recognize who I see Through all the irony Want to go swimming? The weather’s finally fine The pool’s in need of trimming but the water tastes like wine My love for you is dimming and you finally want to be mine I should have known If I stopped loving you Irony would bring you home You said it was over and you set out on your own attack But on your own really meant on your back And the man who became your lover was the letter that you used to send While the man who was your cover Discovered he was left to be just your friend And now he doesn’t even want you anymore This promise of excitement that you left me for Can’t you hear it laughing at us just outside the door that has no key… Irony Want to go swimming? The weather’s finally fine The pool’s in need of trimming but the water tastes like wine My love for you is dimming and you finally want to be mine I should have known If I stopped loving you Irony would bring you home Irony would bring you home Home Irony would bring you home Irony would bring you home
6.
Mind 03:13
Kings and queens surf the screens Drunk inside the net Brave new world boys and girls Sun will never set Don’t believe Big Brother’s true Only means he’s gotten you Joke is that he leaves a clue Take a look around you now Type in what you think Cast of sheep fast asleep Passed out on the brink Those who sit up there too long Absolutely wear it wrong Makes you want to write a song How much do you spill to find your soul? Call it what you will it’s mind control And every one of us is the front line Gaze into the teller’s face Finger in a dam Swear to God it’s not the case They know where I am Not so secret quarantine Dreaming up the new regime Orwell’s ghost in the machine One for one and none for all However it appears Propaganda on the wall Used to be a Sears Ministers at the door Just like 1984 Waging a new kind of war How much do you spill to find your soul? Call it what you will it’s mind control What’s that up the hill behind the goal? Call it what you will it’s mind control And every one of us is the front line Every one of us is the front line Every one of us is the front line
7.
Never 02:47
In the morning the sun creeps up Our charity pledge is still stoned Drinking turpentine from a wooden cup Smoking fraternity bone You never change You always say you will but you never change You never change I always think you will In the evening the sun sinks low And damn it you’re still on my mind You promise no more trouble at the rodeo But then high up on the horsey you climb You never change You always say you will but you never change You never change You must think I’m a fool And everybody knows in the neighborhood And it’s cruel But I wish I never met you, you do me no good I really would forget you if I only could I love you so I let you You do me no good You never change You always say you will but you never change You never change You always say you will but you never change You never change I always think you will I always think you will I always think you will
8.
Reason 03:16
I love you as I've always loved you The pain is a 9 on a scale from 1 to 10 I see no reason to ever see your face again We stuck together All kinds of weather Many a night my heart drifts back to then I see no reason to ever see your face again Except to hurt myself When the urge presents itself Why would I do that? Why would I do that to myself? And I love you as I've always loved you What's the point in trying to pretend? I see no reason to ever see your face again Except to hurt myself When the urge presents itself Why would I do that? Why would I do that? When there's always something else? And I love you as I've always loved you What's the point in trying to pretend? I see no reason to ever see your face again I see no reason to ever see your face again
9.
Superman 03:28
The world is coming to an end Lazy and fat for far too long You are the superman You ought to act like one The spring could surge through rusty pipes The multitudes will sing along You are the superman Why don't you act like one? The world is rusting on your laurels Laurels make for drooping shoulders Everything is in the posture Atlas smile for the camera Smile for the camera Water's leaking out somewhere Birds are nesting in your head You are the superman You ought to act like one Deliverance the body screams Save it for the living dead You are the superman You ought to act like one You are the superman Why don’t you act like one? The world is rusting on your laurels Laurels make for drooping shoulders Everything is in the posture Atlas smile for the camera Irony's a good career choice How can you think with everything rhyming? Are you sure you want the attention? Well then smile for the camera Smile for the camera Everyone loves you Smile for the camera The world is coming to an end Won't be long before it's done You are the superman You ought to act like one You are the superman You ought to act like one You are the superman You are the superman You are the superman You are the superman
10.
There 03:53
I'm alone here again And I'm damned if I trust you Damned if I don't Just you wait You'll wait for me to come and I won't There will be a time when I won't I'm the fool here again And I'm damned if I'll stay here Damned if I won't Every day here I wait for you to change and you don't There will be a time when I won't You tell me that you love me You're always thinking of me And somewhere in your heart you mean it too But I can see it in your face You're fond of your space Who wouldn't want to have their cake and eat it too? There will be a time when I won’t You tell me that you love me You're always thinking of me And somewhere in your heart you mean it too But I can see it in your face You're fond of your space Who wouldn't want to have their cake and eat it too? I'm alone here again And I'm damned if I trust you Damned if I don't Just you wait You'll wait for me to come and I won't There will be a time Yes there will be a time There will be a There will be a time when I won’t When I won’t When I won’t

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Followup to LOSTANDFOUND.
Predecessor to TWO WORDS.

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released October 21, 2022

Written, Arranged, Produced & Performed by Stephen Bard.

Drums recorded by Ryan Ball at The Gearbox.

Copyright 2022. Dinosaur Music (ASCAP).
Daily Natural Alternative Records. DNA 021.

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