La Palma

by The Arabs

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released December 4, 2015

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Track Name: Pyramid Scheme
Every morning when I wake up, can't help feeling alone
Get up early put on make up, right there beside you on the telephone
7:30 something's shaking my insides and my bones
Feeling something I can't mention
Right there bleeding on the side of the road

I don't wanna seem
Like I'm meaning to be mean
But I've seen through this scene
And I'm not falling for your pyramid scheme

Start it over from the first time, guilt trip with nothing to show
Feel your fingers lock in mine, it's the patterns that you want me to know
Hit the snooze and keep on dreaming, we got a ways to go
Filling shoes and supper scheming
What with your arrow and your miniature bow

I don't wanna seem
Like I'm meaning to be mean
But I've seen through this scene
And I'm not falling for your pyramid scheme
Track Name: You Only Hate Me Cause I Held Up A Mirror
You only hate me cause I held up a mirror
I called you out
After reflection it couldn't be clearer
Another ceremony
You're taking something out
You're taking something out
You're taking something out on me babe
You're taking something out

You only hate me cause I held up a mirror
After reflection baby it couldn't be clearer

You only hate me cause I held up a mirror
You only hate me cause I showed you yourself
After reflection honey it couldn't be clearer
You're just another mantle inside a shell
Track Name: Tastemaker
Tying down another helpless clown
And if he makes a sound you're gonna come around
And put all the faces
In there places
Out at the races

Might have been another point for you
And if we're keeping score, I guess I'll keep it to
I pulled all the stops out
Listened to you shout
Now I'll let you see yourself out

Sorry baby, baby but I can't play along
Disappointing honey but you gotta be strong
I know you're thinking, you're thinking that I done you wrong
All because I don't wanna sing your song

Left it to chance
You never wanted to dance
You're always out to be the victim of a circumstance

The smiling faces
Out at the races
Standing in the correct places

Wouldn't advance
You couldn't get in a trance
You're always siding with yourself we know you gotta lotta terra cotta

Don't think about
Shouldn't drink aloud
It's never nothing more than wasted

Turn on me, you know it's nothing new
I'm gonna back you up, I'm gonna make you stew
I bring home the bacon
Do all the shakin
Have a taste of what I'm making

Breaking down around bad news
You cause a scene because you're so confused
He's the baker, you're the faker, I'm the tastemaker
Track Name: Gotta Do What You Don't Wanna
This is a song about moving along
Bite the bullet
This is a tune about cleaning your room
Take the lever down and pull it

Sometimes the rain comes
Sometimes the pain's numb
You better grin and bear it

We'll get you sorted
Once you've distorted
Make up the heir apparent

Gonna build a brand new nation, solely based on obligation
Where you do what you're supposed to do
Holding out for warm relations, here's the secret of creations
Listen baby, I am telling you

Gotta do what you don't wanna do
If you're gonna be the one to see it through
Had to do what you don't wanna
Didn't want it pressed upon ya

Gotta do what you don't wanna do
Gotta do what you don't wanna
Trying to impress upon ya
Gotta do what you don't wanna

Couldn't explain the name of your game it's always the same
All you ever want to do is play it
Down on your luck, with only a buck, you better suck it up
Cause the dragon's over there and you gotta slay it

Sometimes the rain comes
Might make the pain numb
You better grin and bear it
We'll get you sorted
Now you've distorted
Make up the heir apparent

We built a brand new nation, founded it on obligation
Where you do what you're supposed to do
Your patience is required, all the guns we got are hired
Responsibility's the clue

Gotta do what you don't wanna do
If you're gonna be the one to see it through
Had to do what you didn't wanna
Didn't want it pressed upon ya

In the pages of time, we drank some wine, felt so divine
All the places you've been, wearing you thin, let it sink in
Track Name: Debbie Downer
You don't have to have a reason, just somebody's TV show
Slight of hand a change of season, everyone except you is in the know
They're in the know
And you feel as though
You're just for show

Rooftop banter mumbling something, stashing wine between your toes
Second guessing blanket statement, table manners tantra on memory foam
On memory foam
This is why you roam
Out on your own

Debbie Downer don't ya drag me down in your big black limousine
Sinking feeling that you're wheeling dealing when I'm coming clean
I don't need your explanation

Now I feel so antiquated, pleasantries turn me to stone
Sunlight so anticipated, found yourself parading in emperor's clothes
In emperor's clothes
From your head to toes
Under my nose

Debbie Downer don't ya drag me downtown, in your limousine
Sitting pretty living in the city and I dig my scene
I don't need your admiration