NUMBERS

by Gerda Blank

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released September 18, 2012

Written and produced by Rhys Braddock and Stuart Mills, with Alex Limburg, Derek Saxenmeyer

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Gerda Blank Brno, Czech Republic

GERDA BLANK was a German woman shot attempting to cross the Berlin wall. It is also the project name of Rhys Braddock & Stuart Mills, one New Zealander and one Eng lander.

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Track Name: Taut
FALSE CITIES, FALSE HOPE, FAT BUBBLES UNDER MICROSCOPES
BIG MONEY, BIG CHANGE, BIG HOLES IN THE STOCK EXCHANGE
SEEIN MOON, SEEIN STARS, SEEIN NOTHIN HERE BUT FILTHY CARS
WORN UNDER, WORN OUT, WARMING POLES AND THE NAGGIN HOURS
CAN I BUM ANOTHER CIGARETTE?
I GOTTA MEET YOU THERE...TONIGHT
PUSHED TOO FAR, PULLED TAUT, PULLED DOWN IN THE UNDERTOW
I'M PARALYTIC AND PARANOID, PARACHUTING ON A HEMORROID
HACKT DOCTORS, HACKT DREAMS, HACKT OCEANS FULL OF DYING REEFS
NEW POISONS FOR OLD ZONES, BUSH FIRES DRIVE US FROM OUR HOME
CAN I BUM ANOTHER CIGARETTE?
I GOTTA MEET YOU THERE...TONIGHT
SOUL BROTHERS SOLD OUT, SOLD HEAVEN FOR A METER OF DIRT
PACK WOLVES ARE PACKT COLD, CRAKK DOCTORS GIVING MOUTH TO MOUTH
DEAD WISDOM, DEAD DOGS, HOLD HEAVEN FOR THE HEAVIER HOGS
EVOLUTION ENSLAVED, OUR CHILDREN CLEANING UP THE MESS THAT WE MADE
CAN I BUM ANOTHER CIGARETTE?
I GOTTA MEET YOU THERE...TONIGHT
Track Name: Take My Body
I'M A SIMPLE BOY, THEY'VE TAKEN ALL I HAD
THEY OFFERED ME SECURITY AND HONOUR
WELL, THE PAY WAS GOOD, I'M A NEIGHBOURHOOD HERO
NOW THEY'RE THINKIN' BOUT AWARDIN' ME A MEDAL
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT AND MY MOMMA JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT...
A LOT OF WASTED TIME, I HATE THE THINGS I DONE
WHAT'S AN ENEMY WHO'S NEVER DONE A THING TO ME?
AND NOW THEY HIDE IT ALL AND BLIND YOU ALL WITH TV
AS I'M LOOKING DOWN MY MEN ON THE GROUND ARE BLEEDING
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT AND MY MOMMA JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT...
AND NOW THEY HIDE IT ALL...
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT
BUT WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME? WHO'LL TAKE MY BODY HOME?
MY FATHER JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT AND MY MOMMA JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT...
Track Name: Half-Life
WHAT ARE YOU TAKING?
BORN TO BE MAKING A HALF-LIFE
OF HALF A LOSER
HEROIN BABIES, AMPHETAMINE CRAZIES
PRAY TELL, ANOTHER BRUISER?
IT TAKES A HOLLOW TOOTH
TO COSY UP TO THE TRUTH, NOW

BORN AGAIN, BORN THE SAME
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
INSECT ILLUSIONS, COMIC CONFUSION
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
FORGOT YOUR NAME
WE’LL TAKE IT ANYWAY…

COVERED IN PLASTIC, VISION ELASTIC
SO MUCH FOR GRAND ILLUSIONS
THINKIN IS FADED, TALK OVERRATED
TONGUE-TIED AND HALF DELUDED
I’M LEAPING OUT OF THE PAN
BACK IN THE FIRE AGAIN, SO

BORN AGAIN, BORN THE SAME
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
INSECT ILLUSIONS, COMIC CONFUSION
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
FORGOT YOUR NAME
HE’LL TAKE IT ANYWAY
FUCK YOUR BRAIN
WE’LL TAKE IT…

(LOOK AT YOU NOW BRO…)

WHAT ARE YOU TAKING?
BORN TO BE MAKING A HALF-LIFE
OF HALF A LOSER
HEROIN BABIES, AMPHETAMINE CRAZIES
PRAY TELL, ANOTHER BRUISER?
IT TAKES A BROKEN TOOTH
TO COSY UP TO THE TRUTH, NOW

BORN AGAIN, BORN THE SAME
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
INSECT ILLUSIONS, COMIC CONFUSION
NOW YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE IT ANYWAY
FORGOT YOUR NAME, HE’LL TAKE IT ANYWAY
FUCK YOUR BRAIN
SHE’LL TAKE IT ANYWAY, SHE’LL TAKE IT ANYWAY
SHE’LL TAKE IT…
Track Name: The Living Light
I'm crawling blind into a valley of shit
I'm getting used to it
Short circuit thinkin' and too stupid to fit
& there's no end to it
But don't lose sight of it
Don't lose sight of it
Hopped up & ready to pop
The living light of it
Live inside of it
Makes sure that I never stop

The soul don't die
The soul don't die

Im crawling naked thru the valley of Woe
The good, the bad, the dead
Just gimme something I can hold onto
Or maybe a bullet instead
But dont lose sight of it
Dont lose sight of it
Wired & ready to blow
The living light of it
Live inside of it
I believe in rock'n'roll

The soul dont die
The soul dont die

I dont know which way to turn
Im pissin' in the wind
Now I'm surrounded by hyenas tryin' to do me in
I burnt my bridges
I burnt my bridges
Before I crossed them


The soul dont die
Track Name: 100 Channels
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
LIGHT CIG, TURN RADIOS ON
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
I CAN'T THINK OF NOTHIN' ELSE TO DO...
100 CHANNELS
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
LIGHT CIG, TURN RADIOS ON
NOTHIN'...
I CAN'T THINK OF NOTHIN' ELSE TO DO...
THIN SKIN, WHITE TAIL
THIN SKIN, WHITE TAIL
BLACK BONE, WHITE TAIL
THIN SKIN, WHITE TAIL
OM
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
100 CHANNELS AND NOTHIN' ON
100 CHANNELS
I CAN'T THINK, I CAN'T THINK
I CAN'T MOVE, I CAN'T MOVE
(LIGHT CIG TURN RADIOS ON
LIGHT CIG TURN RADIOS ON
LIGHT CIG TURN RADIOS ON
LIGHT CIG TURN RADIOS ON...)
I CAN'T THINK, I CAN'T MOVE
I CAN'T THINK, I CAN'T MOVE
I CAN'T THINK I CAN'T THINK I CAN'T THINK
Track Name: Numbers
SHES JUST A NUMBER, JUST A NUMBER
SHES JUST ANOTHER NUMBER CRAWLING FROM THE CROWNING BED
SHES JUST A NUMBER, JUST A NUMBER
JUST ANOTHER NUMBER CRAWLING FROM THE CROWNING BED
CURSE THIS CITY, CURSE THIS CITY CURSE THIS CITY CURSE
SHES JUST A NUMBER, JUST A NUMBER
JUST ANOTHER NUMBER CRAWLING FROM THE CROWNING BED…
HES JUST A NUMBER, JUST A NUMBER
HES JUST ANOTHER NUMBER FOR THE ROLLING HEADS
HES JUST A NUMBER. JUST A NUMBER
JUST ANOTHER NUMBER FOR THE BALDING HEADS
CURSE THIS CITY, CURSE THIS CITY, CURSE THIS CITY CURSE
HES JUST A NUMBER, JUST A NUMBER
HES JUST ANOTHER NUMBER FOR THE ROLLING HEADS…
Track Name: Black Is The New Black
black is the new black
attack is the new tack
so point yr finger and paint yr nails
we never want you to fail
black is the new black
water the new crakk
so point yr finger and shake yr head
(some people better off dead...)

so
crakk on, hang on
roll on
bastard bastard bastard
(dont you believe him...?)

black is the new black
heroes the new hacks
so pull yr finger and lick yr hands
(Im really one of yr fans)
black is the new black
blacker the new tack
so point yr fingers and break yr nails
For the too big to fail...

crakk on
bastard
bastard
bastard
faster
(dont you believe him...?)

black is the new black
cracks in the new facts
so burn yr bridges and shake a leg
& gettin' ready to beg
black is the new black
crackin' the news hacks
so shake yr finger and nod yr head
you people better off dead (ooohhh...)
Track Name: Blizzard
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW
YR JUST A BOY
YR JUST A BOY
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW
TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW
SHAKE HIM DOWN! SHAKE HIM DOWN!
SHAKE HIM DOWN!
HOLD YR BONES, YR TONGUE, YR STONES
YR BONES BELONG TO ME...
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YA DONE!
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YA DONE!
YR NOT A MAN...NO, YR NOT A MAN
O SON, C'MON TELL US WHAT YA DONE!
TELL US WHAT YA DONE ...
SHAKE HIM DOWN! SHAKE HIM DOWN!
SHAKE HIM DOWN!
HOLD YR BONES, YR TONGUE, YR STONES
YR BONES BELONG TO ME...
SON, YR SCUM, YR WASTE, YR TRASH
THE GAME WON'T LAST FOR LONG...
(I THINK I'M DONE...)))
HOLD YR BONES, HOLD YR STONES
YR BONES BELONG TO ME
YR BONES BELONG TO ME
HOLD YR BONES… SINNER!
SINNER! SINNER! SINNER!
HOLD YR BONES, HOLD YR STONES
YR BONES BELONG TO ME
YR BONES BELONG TO ME, SON
Track Name: Dry Bones
YR THREE KINDS OF UGLY: DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND
I SEE YOU BURSTIN BLOOD VESSELS
JUST TO READ YOUR OWN MIND
YR UGLY IN THE MORNIN, MAN, YR EVEN UGLIER AT NIGHT
UGLIEST WHEN YR S-S-S-TALKIN', YEH, POSIN' MR RIGHT

I WANNA BREAK, JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES
I WANNA BREAK, JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES

YR SKELETON IS CRUMBLING, WE CAN SEE RIGHT THRU YR CLOTHES
BUT YR MOUTH KEEPS FLAP FLAP FLAPPIN',
SPOUTIN' THINGS YR BRAIN DON'T EVEN KNOW

I WANNA BREAK, WOULD JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES
I WANNA BREAK, JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES...

YEH, TIME AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN YR CAUGHT
WITH YR PANTS AROUND YR FEET
YOU'VE BROKEN EVERY MIRROR IN THE HOUSE
HEY BROTHER, THAT AIN'T WHAT YOU NEED ....
I WANNA BREAK, WOULD JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES
I WANNA BREAK, JUST LOVE TO BREAK YR DRY BONES...
Track Name: Blokk
PEOPLE CRUTCHES, RABBIT-HUTCH CITY
ALL THE TREES ARE SMILIN‘, BLACK RIVERS DYIN‘
THERE’S A MAN WITH BURNT HANDS, MAN WITH BURNT HANDS,
HELD IN HIGH REGARD HE IS, HELD IN HIGH REGARD HE IS…
SHUT DOWN FALSE CITIES, CUT DOWN FALSE CITIES, SHUT DOWN FALSE CITIES
CUT DOWN FALSE CITIES…
IT WAS A HANDSOME ONCE LOST MIST
IN A HANDSOME ONCE LOST MIST…ALL THE HILL COUNTRY GATHERS THE HELPLESS,
ALL THE PAINED AND ALL THE SELFLESS …CUT DOWN FALSE CITES …SHUT DOWN
FALSE CITIES, CUT DOWN FALSE CITES, SHUT DOWN FALSE CITIES … (I SMELL SMOKE!... I SMELL SMOKE…!)
SHUT DOWN …

STILL A BUZZIN IN MY HEAD
JUST A BUZZIN IN MY HEAD