Cats and Dogs, Living Together

by The Eskalators

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released 01 November 2009

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Track Name: Dessert First
DESSERT FIRST

Freezer burned ice cream for breakfast
screaming out at the computer chess
every move I'm on the defensive
every day I build just a little bit less

And I guess I'll tell myself this is a life that I've been living
and I guess I can be proud of that
And I know if there's a god well then it's got to be forgiving
'cause otherwise all of our lies would be just that.

Maybe life can be lived in reaction
if I could just learn one goddamn thing from mistakes
coastline cliffs with dynamite blastin
crumble as I cause all of my own earthquakes

And I guess I'll tell myself this is a life that I've been living
and I guess I can be proud of that
And I know if there's a god well then it's got to be forgiving
'cause otherwise all of our lies would be just that.

And I know talking about it will not help!
And I know tomorrow I'll be doing nothing else

And I guess I'll tell myself this is a life that I've been living
and I guess I can be proud of that
And I know if there's a god well then it's got to be forgiving
'cause otherwise all of our lies would be just that.
Track Name: Scrub Rub
Pete's been drinking to forget
the legends of Zelda
but if you ask about the dungeon key
you know he's gonna tell ya

And the rest of us are drinking
for our unknown reasons
we want to celebrate or forget
the fact that we're still breathing

People say it's natural
all your old friends fade away
but we're living in the same fucking city
so I thought we could hang out someday (2 times)

We need the smell of spraypaint
and dirty water
we heed the sound of slow freight
trains to the slaughter

People say it's natural
all your old friends fade away
but we're living in the same fucking city
so I thought we could hang out someday (4 times)
Track Name: Cats and Dogs Living Together (The Waltz)
There's a tree growing out of a stone wall
reaching in between the cracks with its roots
it's been engineering its own fall
as it's reaching pries all the rocks loose

There's a bridge at the end of a stairway
with rows of broken stones along the top
on the side we can write what we daresay
and even if somebody calls the cops we'll never stop

I've seen your face
written out in sidewalk chalk
I've seen your sneakers and where you walk.
You step on the cracks in my smile
and I hope you're gonna stay a while
You step on the cracks in my crooked smile
and I don't know whether to stay or die

We hope to explode every cliche
it doesn't even seem that hard to do
and we're hoping that you'll scream whatever we say
so we might as well be screaming something true and we do

I've seen your face
written out in sidewalk chalk
I've seen your sneakers and where you've walked.
You step on the cracks in my smile
and all your tears turn crocodile
You step on the cracks in my crooked smile
and I don't care, whether you stay or die
You step on the cracks in my crooked smile
and I don't know, whether to stay or die.
Track Name: Future Fire
FUTURE FIRE

Let's build a house on shaky ground
and laugh when it falls apart
let's build our lives on well dressed lies
and laugh when it breaks our hearts

Then somebody asked me
what's the point of building something
if you know you're just gonna blow it up
LET'S BLOW IT UP!

horn solo!

Let's hold our heavy heads above this dread
and TRY IF WE CAN TO LOOK UP
let's keep our days in a happy haze
and laugh when the clouds break up

BUT EVEN WHEN THE CLOUDS BREAK
I only see a few stars
AND EVEN IN AN EARTHQUAKE
I only crash a few cars
AND EVEN AT THE OCEAN
I only put my toes in
AND EVEN WHEN YOU ANSWER
I've only got this question

Then somebody asked me
what's the point of building something
if you know you're just gonna blow it up
LET'S BLOW IT UP!
But you can't run away
from future fire and decay
SO LET'S START BUILDING ANYWAY
Track Name: Happy Trees
HAPPY TREES

Once I used to be afraid of trees
It's not that I'm scared they'll fall on me
They just gave me some kind of great unease
but from their grim grip I have been set free

Because, I know that every me will be alright
Been living in the dark but I'm collecting lights
Whatever you're doing just try to do it right
Because, nobody asked to be born into this life

Once the Northwest used to make me sad
from some small death of things I thought I had
I failed that test by not doing half bad
so I'll do my best to find a better path

Because, I know that every me will be alright
Been living in the dark but I'm collecting lights
Whatever you're doing just try to do it right
Because, nobody asked to be born into this life

This is a happy song!
if you're not happy sing along!