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Cedar​-​By​-​The​-​Sea

by The Torn ACLs

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1.
Reputation 03:00
I swear I'm good for it -Why don't you pay me back? The check is in the mail -I'm gonna break your legs Please, just one more week -I'm running the juice and you've got 72 hours I'm afraid there's been a problem -Where's the money? Well I'm very sorry, but I still don't have it -Yes, but we had a deal You're not going to hurt me, are you? I've got a reputation I've got a reputation
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The Audacity 03:41
I'm running out of tokens for so many slot machine faces Hands like helicopters, crazy how easy it is to revolve and revolve and shake and spin If the nervousness doesn't get you, I just don't know what will If the nervousness doesn't get you There's only one way to get to you I'm not interested in finding out There's only one way to get away I won't be the last one A lottery of exit strategies It's you or me and we don't know each other It's you or me and you're already savvy Damn you How dare you
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Cedar-by-the-sea was supposed to be some kind of starting point And then the kids in the colony, yet to be born, would rebuild Everyone would stay occupied with work, fortifying Cedar-by-the-sea Cedar-by-the-sea It started in his head and it started on a typewriter in the 1920s It started in his head and it started on a typewriter in the 1920s He wrote detailed accounts of numinous encounters He warned of impending changes With passionate insight, his eloquence enticed the wealthy and educated He pulled out their pockets and pushed off with the contents, en route to Vancouver Island Vancouver Island Construction underway, teachings were exchanged for unflagging dedication Promises were made and the bankroll inflated Their loyalty was absolute It started in his head, it started in his head It started in his head, it started in his head He spent a year sailing When he came back, he was different His ship went off-course, and he nearly perished He needed space so he bought three more islands but his followers grew uncertain that they could trust his judgment They started asking questions He'd work them to exhaustion to quash it and break their free will His second mistress would beat and abuse them and when the money dried up, they were ostracized He left them destitute, so they sought damages and when the cops were closing in he and the Madame fled with the gold to Europe The foundation was dead and they had no lives left They were ruined, they were ruined They were ruined, they were ruined
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I put all my books down and dropped my briefcase to free up my hands My driver's license has long expired, and I gave all my money away You're in a cage, my love I feed you through the bars, obsessively, compulsively There is no compromise I don't need anything else, I don't I don't need anything else, I don't After eschewing all other pursuits, I don't think I've missed much If I have, I don't care I couldn't have gotten away anyway I couldn't have gotten away anyway I couldn't have gotten away You're in a cage, my love I feed you through the bars, obsessively, compulsively There is no compromise I don't need anything else, I don't I don't need anything else, I don't

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released February 1, 2009

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