THE ANIMATORS - How We Fight

by Alex Wong

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released April 1, 2006

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Track Name: Good To Be Here
I woke up to an unfamiliar ceiling
'Look who's back' I saw the doctor smile
Careful, we almost thought we lost you for a while
'Cecilia' was the last thing I remember
On the radio of the overturned car
How long have I been here
I can't feel a thing but I think I'm all right

It's good to be here
It's good to be right where I belong
So good to be here
Good to be gone

I saw the ones I left behind me
In a lullaby town with the sun in their eyes
And I knew I had to make it out of here sometime
Now I'm awake in the city of the future
We gather on the platform with hope in our eyes
And I know why I came here
And it's good, it's good
For once in my life

It's good to be here
It's good to be right where I belong
So good to be here
Good to be gone

Sometimes it takes a shock to shake you from a deep sleep
Now I know what I wanted to say

It's good to be here
It's good to be right where I belong
So good to be here
Good to be gone
Track Name: Die In L.A.
We took your El Camino
Down to El Segundo
We took 1 just for the view
Between the beach and heaven
A 747
Headed west into the blue

Something about you was playing
While I'm around you all the palms are swaying

I'll drink deep from the basin of the angels
I won't weep for the place I left behind
And I can't argue with a blue sky
But I don't want to die in L.A.

We got a cheap apartment
We fought about what art meant
You took a job as a P.A.
The writing hit a roadblock
They caught you stealing film stock
And we were far from on our way

We didn't know what we were doing
We took the carpool lane on the road to ruin

I'll drink deep from the basin of the angels
I won't weep for the place I left behind
And I can't argue with a blue sky
But I don't want to die in L.A.

We came to run this town
But all we did was run out of your dead uncle's money
And we can laugh about it now
As if everything worked out like some dumb movie

I'll drink deep from the basin of the angels
I won't weep for the place I left behind
And I can't argue with a blue sky
You know I want to be a nice guy
But I don't want to die in L.A.
Track Name: Late Night Show
I am the host of a late night show
I like to keep the volume down low
People come and they sit on my sofa
and then they go
I never ask them what went wrong
The conversation never runs long
And it seems that we all get along

And I know it isn't a good time
But when the light shines I'm having the time of my life
And so they don't know my name now
Funny about fame how it comes and how it goes
And now the show goes on

I am the host of a late night show
Where the former celebrities go
Who would have been on a network program long ago
We get a guest every now and then
At the beginning instead of the end
And we both know we'll never meet again

And I know it isn't a bright time
But when the light shines I'm having the time of my life
And so they don't know my name now
Funny about fame how it comes and how it goes
And now the show goes on

I think about all the folks at home
Sitting there in the cold blue glow
I bet they're alone
When I leave the studio
They send a driver to take me home
Out of the ozone
And I'll make a drink
And I'll tell the bachelor's face above the sink
Track Name: I Won't Tell
I won't tell if you don't
I won't cry if you won't
Tell me what to do
The world's so big without you
I won't ask if you don't
Won't take it back if you won't
Just tell me what to say when the doctors go away
And the time comes

Don't look down
Take my hand
Like in our dancing days
Don't be sad
No regret
This isn't over yet

I won't sleep if you won't
Won't understand if you won't
How can I be strong as you've been all along
I can't fight if you won't
Don't want to try if you don't
But I can't let you go
There's too much I don't know without you

Don't look down
Take my hand
Like in our dancing days
Don't be sad
No regret
This isn't over yet
Track Name: How Do I Get Over You
How do I get over you
How do I get over you
How do I get out from under
All the things that I misunderstood about you
And that I didn’t do

How do I get over you
How do I get over you
Every time I tell myself I’m doing fine
Something else reminds me of you
So what do I do when

I don’t believe the lie
That you don’t love me
Why would that be true
How do I get over you

How did you get over me
How did you get over me
How did you find a replacement
To fit exactly in the space where I used to be
Was it so easy

How did you get over me
How did you get over me
Tell me that you found a method
Bullet-proof and tried and tested fully on me
Then teach it to me

‘Cause I don’t believe the lie
That all I need is time
To heal this wound
How do I get over you

Boys and girls and their broken hearts
They know mornings are the hardest part
But please don’t worry if she never comes
The city’s gonna find you another one
Boys and girls and their broken hearts
They know mornings are the hardest part
But please don’t worry if she never comes
How do I get over you
Track Name: The Senator Goes To Hell
There was a river of limousines
Politicians and men of industry
Second wives
Church bells chiming through
They they took the coffin up the marble stair
Past the statue of his incumbency
Like a shrine to the crimes he's done

Every dignitary here has either feared or paid him well
He was no ordinary man but just as well
The senator goes to hell

They had a writer on air force two
The vice president read his eulogy
Draped the flag over rags and bones
He said: He was a very patriotic man
The very model of southern dignity
Unafraid to call a spade a spade

And you could say he brought the bacon home
to feed his clientele
He would have sold his soul
if he had one to sell
The senator goes to hell
No matter how deep they bury him
he's gonna smell
The senator goes to hell
Track Name: Good Day
On a good day I smile for the camera
All the signs say it’s safer for everyone
And I feel warm inside
‘cause I know there’s no use hiding

On a good day I don’t read the papers
What I don’t see won’t keep me up at night
And though the names may change
It’s always the same old story

Today better be a good day
‘Cause it can’t wait, I can’t take it
Could be a good day is all I need
We might be going the wrong way
It’s a feeling, I can’t shake it
Could be a good day is all I need
One good day

On a good day I’ll buy for my country
In my own way I’ll fight like a Green Beret
And I dig down deep
for the courage to keep on spending

Today better be a good day
‘Cause it can’t wait, I can’t take it
Could be a good day is all I need
We might be going the wrong way
It’s a feeling, I can’t shake it
Could be a good day is all I need
One good day

On a bad day I don’t know my number
On a bad day I can’t run away

Today better be a good day
‘Cause it can’t wait, I can’t take it
Could be a good day is all I need
We might be going the wrong way
It’s a feeling, I can’t shake it
Could be a good day is all I need
One good day
Track Name: Buy Buy
Attention shoppers
There's no reason for alarm
It's just a price break, a pump fake
Everybody stay calm
If you wanna save
You're gonna have to spend some
Better act fast, it won't last everybody wants fun

Buy baby
Buy Buy
Baby buy buy buy
Why baby you're fine
Baby so am I
It's all right

Take credit, we don't ask you what it's for
We got an 8-lane supply chain
Baby we'll make more
It's about volume
We pass the savings on to you
We got shotguns, you want one
Look at our two
We're here for you

Buy baby
Buy buy
Baby buy buy buy
Why baby you're fine
Baby so am I
It's all right

This is a call to action
This is a call to arms
There's satisfaction in the cause

Buy baby
Buy buy
Baby buy buy buy
Why baby you're fine
Baby it's all right
It's all right
Track Name: Take It So Hard
Why do you take it so hard
Why is it always wrong with you
It’s only in your head
Don’t you know by now

Why do you take it so hard
Why do you have to kick yourself
It’s not like you did something wrong
You tried your hardest all along

Don’t you see what it does to me
Won’t you just take it easy
I love you
But baby you’re dragging me down

Why won’t you open your eyes
See all the people who care for you
We’re all on your side
Win or lose

So why do you take it so hard
What has ambition done for you
She’s cold and hard and heartless too
She won’t love you like I do

Don’t you see what it does to me
Won’t you just take it easy
I love you
But baby you’re dragging me down

Don’t you see what it does to me
Won’t you try to be easy
I love you
But baby you’re dragging me down

Why do you take it so hard (you’re dragging me down)
Why do you take it so hard (you’re dragging me down)
Why do you take it so hard (you’re dragging us down)
Track Name: How We Fight
We need a change
Things can’t just stay the same
We can’t play this game
If we’re happy
We need a score
It’s what we’re fighting for
So we’ll ignore the warnings

But what’s the harm in hiding something

This is how we fight
And how we come together
It’s not wrong or right
It’s only what we do

Maybe I can try to get off this ride
Maybe I don’t want to

How do you feel
How do you really feel
When they start to heal without you
How do you know
When it’s time to go
To keep them tethered around you
But I don’t mind those tears this time

This is how we fight
And how we come together
It’s not wrong or right
It’s only what we do
Maybe I should try to get off this ride

We’re strong enough so we don’t feel it
Smart enough that we don’t need it
As long as we don’t read between the lines

This is how we fight
And how we come together
It’s not wrong or right
It’s only what we do
Maybe I should try to get off this ride
Do I really want to

This is how we fight
And how we come together
It’s not wrong or right
It’s only what we do
Maybe I should try to get it right this time
There’s nothing else to do
Track Name: Ordinary Moment
The dress you wore the night we crashed that party
The way you laughed the day you got that scar
My mind is full of scenes from all our memorable days
But when you’re away

I want to hold on to an ordinary moment
Polish it and hold it like a stone
So I can see you no matter where I go
I’ll have an ordinary moment with you

A thousand times I watched you rise in the morning
A thousand times I’ve seen you climb these stairs
With each repeat the memory seems more smooth
and elusive
Soon it’s gone

If could hold on to an ordinary moment
Polish it and hold it like a stone
Then I would see you no matter where I go
I know I’ll never be alone
I’ll have an ordinary moment
An ordinary moment with you

If I could hold on…
Track Name: The Golden Age
I don’t need to talk about the future
I can see how it’s gonna go down
All this time I think I knew the answer
But I believe you’d come around

I’ll pretend you didn’t really hurt me
You’ll pretend you did nothing wrong
It’s true, it’s true, it’s true we do what we want to
But in the end we’re still alone

Please don’t make me decide
I won’t be the alibi that helps you sleep tonight
Please we’ve been here before
And I’m not your enemy
But I won’t help you anymore

Close your eyes and try to remember
The golden age, the halcyon days
I know, I know, I know we can’t hold on forever
But sometimes we’ll try anyway
I’m sick of this contest
Tired of this game
Tell me it’s gonna change

Please don’t make me decide
I won’t be the alibi that helps you sleep tonight
Please we’ve been here before
And I’m not your enemy
But I won’t help you anymore

The only thing we know is change
The only way is faster
We only know a golden age
On the morning after

We only know a golden age
On the morning after