Getaway Driver Takes Five

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released March 19, 2015

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Track Name: Delilah Morning News -- 6 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Good morning Delilah
The sun rises every day
And it did today
There's a blockage on the interstate toward Berkeley
But you all knew that anyway
And there are people protesting in the streets
About something, or someone
And wow they're all so brave
The mayor said that he understands the problem
But he can't condone a riot
And he hopes they'll just behave
The weather's fine, like always
The new movies are good but they're all a little too long
Expect a better day than yesterday
Unless there's an earthquake
Then really who can say?
Back to you
Track Name: Ensemble
Get rich quick
Faster than in our dreams
Buy one
Get fifteen free

Forget my past
Act like a rookie
Fresh blood
Here's your cookie

I guess, I guess
I'm the one they'll call Mom
Unless, unless
All our angles are wrong

Dave's the driver
Best in the county
Ray has connections
He can pay off the bounty

Maria's handy with a gun
And her kid's bills are getting big
Cathy can set the scene
An explosive lighting rig

And I'm, well I'm
The one they'll salute
Hail, hail
My rule is absolute
Track Name: Window Shoppers
Here's a song about you and me
It's called "Racing To Finish Last"
And here's a verse about the both of us
It starts low-key but it gets pretty fast

And here's a book called
"7 Ways To Forget About Your Sins"
And here's a movie starring no one
Where the bad guys win

There's a newspaper that reads
"Two Cars Crash By A Sharp Bend"
And here's a joke with a killer punchline
But the set-up never seems to end

And here's a faint reminder that
We'll both live past we should
There's a loaded gun in the glove box
I'd end it if I could

Stop
Don't hesitate to rewind
Just let it drop
If we make it through this now, we'll be fine

So don't ever blink at me
What was that thing you just said?
I know that I'll be fine
But honestly I wish you were dead
And I'm the only thing that stands
Between you and the grave
So take your best shot and leave me
With all the mistakes I have made

I'm sorry if my detours frighten
You know I didn't mean what I just said
And I'm sure if we just stay together
One of these days our luck will come out ahead

And there's a price tag in the window
Its numbers climbing up
And there's two mannequins on the sidewalk
Collecting coins in a cup
Track Name: Soliloquy (For No One)
What?
What do you want best?
I've got a few ideas
But I can't fill in the rest

How?
How can I help you?
If you won't talk to me
If you won't let me through

Let me feel
Your heart when it breaks
Let me be there
For all of your mistakes

And watch the laser pointer
As it darts across the wall
Feels like I've been here forever
Since God made your brain too small

I'm fine

Why?
Why are you laughing?
Can't you tell my brave face
Is this close to cracking?

Who?
Who are you when you dream?
Are you big? Are you strong?
Are you smarter than you seem?

Are you at one with yourself?
Are you finally free?
Can't you tell these feelings
Have been destroying me?

When I look into your eyes
I can't see you looking back
My hands go numb
My heart gets slack

I'm fine

When?
When will this end?
It might not sound pretty
But I really need a friend

Where?
Where am I headed?
As long as it's away from you
I can't believe I said it

I can't believe in you anymore
I can't let this be my life
I can't hold onto my hopes much longer
All my agony and all my strife

It doesn't boil over
It doesn't scream
It just stays hidden
Can you teach me how to dream?

I'm fine
Track Name: Nice Guy
Fifth grade, first period
Our eyes met across the room
I was young and you were dumb
But still our passion loomed

You thought I was gross
And I though you were too
But that's the way these things go
Love makes you its fool

And I know you get sad sometimes
And frankly I don't
But the only reason you remember me
Is this deep, abiding, self-defeating dream you keep having

We spent the next four years
Actors in your play
Remember that the people
Who love you most always stay

In case you couldn't tell
Your own spells hurt the worst
I used to think you were sweet
But dude, you're fucking cursed

And I know you get sad sometimes
And frankly I don't
But the only reason you remember me
Is this deep, abiding, self-defeating dream you keep having

Read my lips as I say
You'll get along anyway
Anyhow, any hope you had is gone
And was a long, long time ago
Turn it over in your head
And listen to the things I've said
And notice how my hands keep shaking
That's not from the pills I've been taking
It's you
That's true
But your truth needs to pass your border checks
And all your swampy, sweaty emotions
They collect
And they pile
And I smile
Because I know that if I smile
You just might leave

Good thing you'd never listen to me

So that's -- where was I now?
I'm losing track of what you --
Don't mention it, we're fine here
You had a crush on who?

I swear I didn't know
But that was in the past and
Gee, I do agree
Nice guys finish last

It's such a shame but honestly
You're better off without me
I was so superficial
Sensitive is sexy, yeah

And I'd love to stay and chat
But I've got big plans to prepare
Think fireworks (BLAM BLAM BLAM)
Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you

Anyways, I must be going
Nice to talk to you again
It's been so long and I feel so bad
But you're such an awesome friend

Do you know I get sad sometimes?
That's silly, you won't
But the main reason I remember you
Is this deep, abiding, self-defeating dream I keep having
Track Name: The Last Panic Attack Before
Gas
Pedal fast
Go for broke
You all spoke to me
In a dream

Turn
Wheel tight
Win the fight
You all breathe at me
And I scream

When the alarm sounds
I keep moving
When your feet hit the ground
I start running

Help
Anyone
Help me feel
Help me deal with
The pain

Don't
Don't you dare
Tell me I'm
Stronger than what I
Keep feeling

If you need a firm shoulder
You can't count on me
Can we claw our way to a happy ending?
I guess we'll see
Track Name: No Plan
Look outside my window
The sky's lit up all orange
Hear me fall

You all have windows too
How come you can't
Hear the call?

Good news for good kids
The clouds are parting
Bad news for the rest of us
The reckoning's starting

The sun will go down
Every night we fail
And every morning we try
To break back out of jail
God damn
No plan

Dave is acting weirdly calm
Ray won't pick up
His fucking phone

Maria's dying with the money
Cathy's already dead
So take me home

Infanticide by proxy
Let the camera shutter hiss
Wet your lips and lean in
For one last kiss

The sun will go down
Every night we fail
And every morning we try
To break back out of jail
God damn
No plan
Track Name: Call Waiting
Don't you
Tell me
I went
Crazy
I know
People
Who could
Save me

My phone
It breathes
This car
Takes me
Every
Where I
Need to
Find you

I'm alone
My darkness beside me
I'm a stone
You must be behind me
Let me look
I read about this once
In a book
I should've known you'd be gone

No one's
Listening
My phone
Still ring
All the
Windows
Empty
Still shopping

So maybe
The plan
Died with
Cathy
And maybe
Her fuse
Burned too
Brightly

Destroy
The last of my virtues
It's a boy
Who'll lead us to salvation
And the rope
That you'll use to hang me
Will elope
We need our second chance

If you
Would stop
Calling
Maybe
My last
Connections
Could be
Connecting

Silly
Baby
Trust me
Madly
Look out
The traffic's
Getting
Crazy

Call waiting
Call waiting
Call waiting
Call waiting
Call waiting
Call waiting
Call waiting
Call --
Track Name: Soliloquy (For Someone)
Delilah Times
Back page on the right
If you see my face
Burn out your eyes with the brightest light

Remember the place
Where we used to go together
Bury your feelings there
In case of bad weather

And whatever you do
Don't let the bastards bring you down
Focus on your goals
And never wear a frown

'Cause every time you cry
You're set up to take the fall
So live fast, die young
And make 'em think you're stronger

Than you are
I mean
I said
You know
Faster
Better
Stronger than you are

The leather's stained
Streaks of red paint
Dissociate
Don't evaluate

And there's your face
As big and bright as your smile from space
I know you'll be fine
As long as you stay in line

And whatever you do
Don't let those fuckers bleed you out
Be sure to let 'em know
Be sure to make 'em shout

'Cause when this darkness comes for them
They won't put up a fight
But you've got a light
So make 'em think you're brighter

Than you are
I mean
I said
You know
Faster
Better
Brighter than you are
Track Name: Better Place
Look, I think we can both agree
There's nothing here left for me
You won't miss me when I'm gone
So I'm going
And I know you'll be fine
As long as you stay in life's warm grip
I'll take the hit, I'll make the trip
So you won't hear my tears drip
The pain in my fingertips would go away
If anything
Could go away

I'm in a better place
All my best times
Starting to retrace

I'm in a better place
And if you say it enough
Then maybe one of these days...

And of course, I mean we've all read the book
Sinning ain't a great look
But I was a god-fearing girl
That first hymn and I was hooked
My body's not my body
It just bends to his will
What a thrill, what a kill
The wish goes unfulfilled
My spirit is alive
Even if you see my body lying
Still

I'm in a better place
All my darkness
Starting to erase

I'm in a better place
And if you say it enough
Then maybe one of these days...

I had a verse prepared
But honestly I'm far too tired
Don't you fucking call me scared

Can you just open your eyes?
It might make me feel better
Since I can't open mine

California's hell
It doesn't rain, it doesn't snow
How else can you tell?

I'm losing myself fast
So take a good look
A picture should last

I'm in a better place
And if I say it enough
Then maybe one of these days

I'm in a better place
I'm in a better place
I'm in a better place
I'm in a better pla --
Track Name: Everything Happens (For A Reason)
You don't know me
Because no one can know me
I don't know me
No one will let me

But what does it matter
When the whole world will just choke on its own bile?
I mean the people at the top
They're just running out the clock
And the people at the bottom
They're just told to smile

Well I don't wanna smile

And if God takes a million every other day
Then who will care when the getaway driver
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five

Takes five

We need to count the money
But why should we count the money?
What would I do with money?
Don't you think that's funny?

That every time a child dies
An angel gets its wings
When our river runs red
All the choirs sing
I'd go down instead of up
Since I pulled the trigger
But you'd all cash out
Move onto something bigger

I don't want something bigger

And if God takes a million every other day
Then who will care when the getaway driver
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five

Takes five

We'll drive past the ocean
West, out to the ocean
And then north, along the ocean
I feel the ocean

Just a single sharp breath
Before my eyes shut tight
A spin to the left
And everything's alright
A couple seconds down
And a few more gasping
The sound of all our troubles
Finally collapsing
And when the verse ends
All the angels commend

Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave
Good job Dave

Hip hip hooray

And if God takes a million every other day
Then who will care when the getaway driver
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Takes five
Track Name: Eulogies
Can anybody hear me?
Is anybody listening?
The sun won't rise again
But the hills are glistening

So why? Why?
Why are you staring?
I'm, I'm
So far past caring

Look outside your head
Everyone's out here
And no one's happy

You might think we're dead
But save your eulogies
They're all so sappy

If we needed your help
We would've asked
So leave all your sympathies
In the goddamned past

The sun will go down
Every night we're still
Trapped in our own prisons
Pushing our rocks up our hills
God damn
Who can?

It's with this rare perspective that I'm
Confident in saying
I'm better off dead

And should you ever start to miss me
All you have to do
Is remember what I've said

And you might never ever move past
The pain that you felt
But as long as I'm here in the ground
Then all the cards are dealt

Good luck
God speed
Keep up
Happy
I need
A break
Like every
Body

Please record
My final message to you
Just before
I hit the ground without you
And it ends
We were always looking for
A way to end
So I guess we got our wish

So that's -- I remember
What I was gonna say
You're a loser, who'd have thought?
Honestly it's plain as day

I'd love to tell you that
See your neck flab tense
But remember fireworks? (BLAM BLAM BLAM)
Use a bit of common sense

Anyways, I must be going
Wish I'd said what I had meant
Good thing I'm working on
A fast track to repent

Do you know
I'll spend all my time
Sitting in the dark?
But an eternity of what lies beyond
Is better than staring at your face
Since

I'm in a better place
All your bullshit
Falling away

I'm in a better place, and
I'm fine

Look
The traffic's thinning
Is this what it feels like
When you're winning?

I
Can't be guilty anymore
But I wish you the best
Walk on through that door

And leave

And watch me leave
Sink into the bay
I guess we all just have
One last thing to say

That whatever you do
Don't let the world call you broken
Everyone'll try
But the truth is unspoken

If anybody says
It's a drag to be alive
Just remember the time
The getaway driver took five

Took five
Took five
Took five
Took five
Took five
Took five
Took five
Track Name: Delilah Evening News -- 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Good evening Delilah
The sun set every night
And it did tonight
There was a car crash on the interstate toward Berkeley
But everyone seems alright
And there are lights
Always
Dimming slightly
And hurt
And death
And no one feels fine
The bank robbery downtown
The culprits, sadly
Nobody can find
The moon is full
And glowing
The forecast is looking distressingly like rain
Expect a worse night
Than last night
Unless the rain clears up
Then it's anybody's fight
See you tomorrow