Sympathy For Criminals

by The Torn ACLs

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released 01 March 2010

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Track Name: Joey Greco
Leave, leave it overlooked
Keep me out of trouble
You shouldn't have to beat no doors down
I can hold my own, I've got my house in order now
Oh I'm a disaster, someone stop me
I should've known by now

Sneaking in with the laundry
Seizing an opportune time
I didn't mean it, I just wasn't thinking
How could this have happened to me? Now they've found me out
You should take me back if you think it's important enough
It's important enough
It's important enough
It's important enough

Stop me, stop me, someone stop me
You can't catch me, I'm not doing any damage
Track Name: August
It's been an August for earplugs
Make me a bed and I'll sleep there, weather permitting
'til an abrupt glare and hammers come hitting

I wouldn't lay in if I could
The peace can make away with the quiet
but less of the box barking outdoors
long hallway chats and flies in the speakers
I wouldn't have a problem with that, oh

I wouldn’t battle the morning, but it insists on starting it
Track Name: Safe Side
I had a decent shot
I pulled my luck apart
trying with brute force to get scores, to make them count

Help isn't coming soon
I'm in my tiny room
wondering how anybody could walk right out

If the mood should strike, isn't it just immobilizing?
If the mood should strike, isn't it just a bit distracting?

I had a master plan clenched in my steady hand
I had some ways and I had some ample means
Somehow it got away, no cries of foul play held any water
I couldn't disagree
I couldn't disagree
I couldn't disagree
I couldn't disagree

It's still a good idea
It's still a good idea to err on the safe side and hold on for dear, dear life

If the mood should strike, isn't it just immobilizing?
If the mood should strike, isn't it just a bit distracting?
Is it so, so far? Maybe it takes a little longer
Could it be undone? Isn’t it late for starting over?
Track Name: Yours Until It's Not
At the wrong end of a workday is a nice, decent night's sleep
for someone who practices and paces and makes a habit out of wishing
and it stifles any sense of significance when all it lets you have is the lack thereof
gone to find something distracting and come back scraping at the ceilings

Still what's yours is yours and what's yours is unmistakably yours until it's not

It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it

It's whatever it can do with whomever it might sit whenever it's most convenient

but still it isn't peace just because some feelings might bounce off

It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
It's not worth it, it's not worth it
Track Name: Don'ts And Be Carefuls
Don't! Be careful!
Don't! Be careful!
No no no no, don't! Be careful!
Be careful!

Well you're never standing still and your face gets blurry
There's not a word that doesn't summon a worry
when you get back home from walking through all kinds of doors

Then you shuffle out the house with your eyes peeled, poised, clear
It's an invitation begging concern, dear
Just what kind of nightlife do you hope you'll be in for?

And I would absolutely love it if the satellite that's falling just came right through your roof

Don't you know I settle into a dreadful panic
when I wonder just what you could be planning?
I'm not asking too much, I just wish you'd stay alright

All I have is repetitions for you now
and I can't stand another minute of shouting down
You can't say I didn't give it a college try

Don't! Be careful!
Don't! Be careful! No no no no....

I would absolutely love it
I would absolutely love it
I would
I would
Track Name: Good Side
We should prepare, we need practice
We'll go through walls with dots and dashes
If you don't own flashlights, you're asking for it
There are lots of luxuries we'll have to forfeit

How will we react when we're in mortal danger
and how can we relax when we can't see it coming?

Outside doesn't have a place to hide
Everybody wants to stay the night

Waterproof blankets might save your life
Raising the barricades, I'm built to survive
If we get stranded, I'm so pragmatic
A stockpile of flare guns sits in the attic

How will we react when we're in mortal danger
and how can we relax when we can't see it coming?

Outside doesn't have a place to hide
Everybody wants to stay the night

So make sure you're on my good side
my good side
on my good side
my good side