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​Do The Headless Chicken

This song is by Shihad and appears on the album Complete Singles & B-Sides (2011).

A blanket settles on my backyard
The silence makes me lazy
Electricity eats the brain
Fill my head with novocaine
Red rage on a cool blue day
And I have to fight to lose my way
Would you like to buy a flower?
Would you like to see me crawl?

In the penny arcade with the china cups
The waitress does not love me
She has no sympathy
She's been here since a quarter to three
Take away the buddy system
Take away the bloody sun
I'm gonna put a hook into the fish that spawned me
Watch it drowning in the twentieth century

Oh, do the headless chicken
Altogether now, fingers clicking
You're not safe in mother's arms
Look out
You nearly missed the point
You nearly missed me

The summer of love is over
So get a job
Buy a car
Eat shit
Well I can't find the reason for this dumb thing anymore
One of these days and it won't be long
It's gonna be easy to get things done

Tired
Of happy
Waste not
Want not
You could stay right here with me
You could stay right here with me
But you run back to mother's arms
Who knows what goes on?

Disgustingly
Dirty
Life's the party
That I could leave
You could stay right here with me
You could stay right here with me
But you run back to mother's arms
Who knows what goes wrong?

The right wing of the same old school
Always laugh at accidents
You see them everywhere
Pointing a bone at the niggers and faggots

The Japanese want to capture the world on film
You see them in the afternoon
Down at the rising sun
Bowing to the lord of the smoking mirror

And those boys who go through so much trouble
To be Rasputin's double
They look so grand behind the big car doors
With the girls who remind you of weeping sores

You called and you found me out
You left a word of advice
Don't make fun of people with guns
Don't tell lies to people with knives
You nearly missed me
You nearly missed the point

Oh, do the headless chicken
Altogether now, fingers clicking
You're not safe in mother's arms
Look out