Thick As Thieves

by Kicked In The Head

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1.
02:14
Open your eyes...Open your mouth...Open your- Why can't you release the fear? Take a chance so you can be free Get out of this hole shoveled deep by insanity Why run and hide? Is it 'cause it threatens you? Trash anger for something new This fad has come and gone Open your eyes...Open your mouth... Open your ears...Don't hold yourself back Open up and release the fear It's time so open wide Don't fight it let it ride Detonate history Destroy this legacy Why live a lie? You're just getting screwed Talk's cheap you're turning blue Pull the plug and push on Open your eyes...Open your mouth... Open your ears...Don't hold yourself back Open up and release the fear Breakdown! Breakdown! Why don't you breakdown! The time is now! Can you taste it! You've got to kill it or it kills you! Open your eyes...Open your mouth... Open your...mind!
2.
03:31
She was a witness, a silent player The missing link that they never found Lose a best friend...Watch a life end... Two shots went off and they both hit the ground From out of nowhere...In like a nightmare... Why did it go the way that it went down? "He really did it! I won't forget it! It's painful now that mom is all gone!" Peripheral visions cut down on the sides Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes Tread round in circles cut holes in the place I can't get past your tired face Does it...Does it boil your blood? She was a witness, a silent player The missing link that they never found Steps are retraced...Feelings replaced... Ears are ringing 'cause the sound is too loud Sit back and recline...The tape's on rewind... Hit the switch 'cause it's time to shutdown "I'm frustrated! They could've waited! I'm gonna blow my lid and let it all out!" Peripheral visions cut down on the sides Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes Tread round in circles cut holes in the place I can't get past your tired face Does it...Does it boil your blood? Say goodbye...No more lies... In disguise...Truth will rise... Say goodbye...No more lies... In disguise...Truth will rise... Peripheral visions cut down on the sides Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes Tread round in circles cut holes in the place I can't get past your tired face Does it...Does it?
3.
04:51
Every once in a while I feel like taking off Taking off and I'm never looking back Look myself in the eye Truth forces me to testify Taking off and I'm never looking back Don't look back These hard days I joined the underdogs To keep my flame lit within Coming up from the bottom Frayed at the ends Go to the moments Can the world catch up with me It's inside - it's my design Why stand by waiting... Then I'll be empty (Won't you come after me?) Running for that open door means I'm still free Is it what it feels like? Cannonball, fall, cannonball Every once in a while I feel like taking off Taking off and I'm never looking back Life is such a surprise And I won't drown in these rough tides Taking off and I'm never looking back Don't stand by waiting... Then I'll be empty (Won't you come after me?) Running for that open door means I'm still free Is it what it feels like? Cannonball, fall, cannonball Fall down yeah (When I fall away from you) Is it what if feels like? Cannonball, fall, cannonball
4.
03:12
You might as well beat me 'till I'm black and blue Cause this feeling is stuck to me like it's crazy glue Perfect love's to good to be true Now that the devil broke my heart and tempted you How did you turn to a shade of gray? Your heart went black and turned on me one day You betrayed my trust - you betrayed my love When you slept with my best friend You slept with my blood! A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams An empty shadow of what used to be A LOST CAUSE! I'm too young to stop having fun And I'd rather shoot myself with a loaded gun Then love some chick that left me high and dry And cheated on me with another guy You decided your fate, now live with it! You want to be friends but I could give a shit! I was in it for love and you left for lust You can't control your hunger or your thirst! A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams An empty shadow of what used to be A LOST CAUSE! Your actions speak louder than words can express Out of fear and desperation I'm put to the test You could've avoided this train wreck And still walked away with your self-respect A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams An empty shadow of what used to be A LOST CAUSE! There are some things in life that you've got to learn And the number one lesson is that you don't burn The bridges you've built - no reason at all Because in the end your ass will always fall You're lost!
5.
A white picket fence has been painted black The kids know the parents are on the attack So they try and shed some light on an all out war But mom and dad are too busy Trying to settle the score Something's wrong in paradise Who do you think will pay the price? A one-way ticket to divorce land And things aren't going as you had planned Watch out... Dumb and drunk with a bottle for a soul You've gone nuts 'cause you're out of control Forgot the trouble in-between 'Cause you're too consumed with your riot scene Something's wrong in paradise Who do you think will pay the price? A one-way ticket to divorce land And things aren't going as you had planned Watch out... Again! Again! I'm in trouble again! Again! Again i'm in! Trouble again... A nurse pinpointed the virus A doc diagnosed the disease Somehow this crazy circumstance It's got me down on my knees Again! Again! I'm in trouble again! Again! Again i'm in! Trouble again...
6.
You're saving up for a rainy day But you're standing knee-deep in a downpour Do you want to find yourself, twenty years from now, staring at a stock ticker? Your heart is pounding Everyone's heart is pounding We're all in this mess It's all turning out to be such a scene What I thought reality really just wasn't me Busting my balls working 9 to 5 Worrying about my bills and how I'd survive On my own and all alone With my Ma telling me how big I had grown When all I really wanted was art and rock n' roll It was from my heart and it was from soul Deep, down and dirty Into the sewer Washed away with the piss and manure Left looking for clear water to swim Just to get out of the mess that you're in Society says that I'm against their grain Jittery and self-conscious they label me insane Trying to make me scared of what I really wanna do They say, "If you don't make cash then you're definitely screwed!" But if I don't do what I want I've gone deaf, dumb, and blind With no control over hands or even my mind Searching inside for something I might never find All because of some bullshit financial bind Deep, down and dirty Into the sewer Washed away with the piss and manure Left looking for clear water to swim Just to get out of the mess that you're in
7.
01:48
Shit's fucked up That's the way it goes One minute's kicking ass Then the next one really blows So at the moment when you think That everything really sucks Reality goes and tells you That your shit's fucked up Control yourself! Control your mind! Or else this world's gonna leave your ass behind SHIT'S FUCKED UP! UH HUH! SHIT'S FUCKED UP! WHAT! SHIT'S FUCKED UP! OH YEAH! SHIT'S...FUCKED...UP But you're never getting down No matter how many hits you take Gonna kick it live no matter How many mistakes you make Holding in perspective What's good and what's bad There's no sense in getting angry There's no sense in getting mad Control yourself! Control your mind! Or else this world's gonna leave your ass behind SHIT'S FUCKED UP! UH HUH! SHIT'S FUCKED UP! WHAT! SHIT'S FUCKED UP! OH YEAH! SHIT'S...FUCKED...UP When will I live? When will I die? And how will I keep control of my mind? This world that we live in Has got its ups and downs But I keep on moving' on And I never hit the...ground
8.
02:24
When I first saw you it blew my mind You got hit and you still survived Even though the laughs turn into cries Now that you're forever paralyzed The way you thought before it's been reversed Tragedy has killed the curse You got smacked to the ground so wake up Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it Just an acquaintance, didn't know you well But I could tell you thought your life Was a living hell Just one jump was all it took To turn another page in life's big book The way you thought before it's been reversed Tragedy has killed the curse You got smacked to the ground so wake up Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it Someone's thrown a monkey wrench into the works And caused a major malfunction that only hurts Your troubles chase you as you try to run away From a head game you don't want to play Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it Wake up! You came for the thrill you came for the kill and you lost it
9.
04:32
Multiple choice Pick and choose Who do you think will win? 'Cause someone's got to lose Will you draw the line? Will you pass the test? Now that you're trapped inside Of this hectic mess! This life's tidal wave It's pushing me to the edge Will I get through this mess before I'm dead? Survive an undertow that's turning me inside out My sphincter's squeezing, my hands are freezing My stomach's freaking out! My head - It's split in two My head - What will I do? My head - Can I buy some time? My head - I think I lost my mind Damn my to-do list is way too long I've barely got time to sing this song Day by day - one by one I keep working my ass off 'till the day is done This life's tidal wave It's pushing me to the edge Will I get through this mess before I'm dead? Survive an undertow that's turning me inside out My sphincter's squeezing, my hands are freezing My stomach's freaking out! My head - It's split in two My head - What will I do? My head - Can I buy some time? My head - I think I lost my mind I've got this funny feeling Something's just not right Twisting and turning in my bed all night This stress has got me down This stress has got me out This stress has got me evaluating What I'm all about Lost out at sea Where no one can find me Swimming amongst a coral reef in my own lunacy Numb to a cold that doesn't even hurt The only pain that I can feel Is way down in my gut! My head - It's split in two My head - What will I do? My head - Can I buy some time? My head - I think I lost my mind
10.
03:03
Slumlord! My place ain't worth shit Nothing works my ceiling leaks quite a bit Slumlord you're a pain in my fat ass There's a blizzard coming and I've got no gas I said now man, I knew you'd blow it And if I had grass I'd make you mow it Every day! Just 'cause you're a prick And for once I'd want things my way I've got problems with my rent I've got problems with my... Slumlord! I'll kill you to death, man I'll knock your house down with A wrecking ball so there's nothing left Me and the unabomber will send you a bomb I said I'll blow up your ass And all my problems will be gone Now I've had enough of these tricks That you think you can play on me This ain't Three's Company you Mr. Roper wanna be I've had enough of your games And I've had enough of your lies When will you recognize That it's you that I despise I've got problems with my rent I've got problems with my... Slumlord! I'm not paying my rent Because I took that money and I had it all spent On food and arms 'cause I'm preparing my troops Us tenants have banded together And we're coming in groups To fuck up your shit and overthrow your ass The mission of optimism will reign at last So forget your negative ways Get me out of this realty haze This bullshit makes me crazed I think I might move out today I've got problems with my rent I've got problems with my... Pay the rent! Fix my sink!
11.
When I'm wasted just like everyone else And I'm struggling through all my days And my worlds gone from white to black And I cant get outta this maze I need a remedy to keep me young and free So that fear won't knock me down Odds are against me but deep inside I've got the will to stand my ground Then my girlfriend is seeing red And mother nature's just a little unkind And the boss man is comin' down on me His hot air is such a waste of my time I need a remedy to keep me young and free So that fear won't knock me down Odds are against me but deep inside I've got the will to stand my ground We're in this all together Man I should hit that bottle Cause it's all caving in on me And my family makes me wanna kill Cause they're consistently so crazy I need a remedy to keep me young and free So that fear won't knock me down Odds are against me but deep inside I've got the will to stand my ground We're in this all together This is the part when the shit hits the fan I turn on my TV and see disaster, man Lights, camera, action in my living room And I can't get enough of the 10 o'clock news Serial killers, rapists and nuclear war Terrorists and racism, wait, there's more Fortune and fame becomes depression and drugs While the tax money goes to warheads and slugs Frustrations come through in stereo sound World War III crashes down on your hometown What goes up must always come down What can you count on when you're pushed to the edge? We're in this all together What about you?
12.
The dreams inside your head are a battleground For the baggage in your life that has kept you down A killer in you that's always on the attack! It drags you through the mud As your skull's about to crack! It drags you through the mud As your skull's about to crack! If it tries to suck you dry tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If it stabs you in the back tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If it eats you like a plague tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If you start to suffocate tonight Will you put up a fight? Put up a fight! Dead weight! Dead weight! It's keeping me down I've got dead weight You've got mixed emotions that you can't hide Why don't you deal with the pain You feel deep inside? Get on with your life 'cause all this shit's off track! Take control and get this monkey of your back! Take control and get this monkey of your back! If it hypnotizes you tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If you start to get abused tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If it wants to drag you out tonight Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight? If you're chased in your sleep tonight Will you put up a fight? Put up a fight! Dead weight! Dead weight! It's keeping me down I've got dead weight Don't hold your breath... Dead weight! Dead weight! It's keeping me down I've got dead weight

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Originally released in 2000, Thick As Thieves was re-released on Ressurection-AD records with two added tracks, Cannonball and Us Against the World.

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released November 20, 2001

All songs written and performed by Kicked In The Head
Gary Hedrick - vocals
Ryan Dowd - bass, vocals
Anthony Modano - drums
Matt Sanocki - guitar
Matt Rositano - guitar, trombone

produced by Kicked In The Head
recorded and mixed by Jim Siegel, The Outpost
mastered by Jeff Lipton, Peerless Mastering
additional vocals by Ryan Overbeck, Mark Vieira and Duggan

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