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Common Rotation is an American indie folk/pop-rock band.
- Nature is a terrorist
God is mean with this
And I ain’t no optimist
But I’ll be all smiles tonight.
- All Smiles lyrics
- Don’t talk they whisper in their ear
They mouth paradigm dear
See the thought, hear the auctioneer
They bargain on your time, dear.
- Auctioneer lyrics
- Hang down your head just like Tom Dooley,
Poor boy, you know you never once fooled me.
You put your trust in the thought that grace was on your side
It’s such a beautiful day to die.
- Burgandy lyrics
- Now the whisky’s unforgiving
It burns right on down
That’s right, it’s a living
But it ain’t worth a dime.
- Captain's Arrival lyrics
- Here comes Paul Revere with a broken reaction
With his latest brand of beer
For his newest fixed attractions
If the overhead’s over our head
In this state of stale air
We can pick up from anywhere
And incorporate in Delaware
But remember all the things you reassessed through your god
Will someday be repossessed by the mob.
- Clear Channel lyrics
- I’m not a poet, nor a prophet, though I dream from time to time
I’m an artist of illusion, and I sketch a strange design
So don’t pay me with respect, just pay me with attention
And when I bounce a check, don’t forget that I had mentioned that
I’m mad at someone, I’m mad at someone.
- Did a Verse End lyrics
- Now morning hangs over the engines of time
The streets flood with desolation
But the one I love, she clasps her tiny hands around me
And everything under the sun.
- Everything Under the Sun lyrics
- I tapped out time on a bottle of rhyme
I watched you side-step across the thin-laced line
Both foot for foot, both fake with the feel
Two forgotten myths, both Achilles heels
So how can I say
So how can I ever run away.
- Fortunate lyrics
- Well, I hurried down to the station
With drunk bags and a sober smile
But this tip-worthy elation
It only lasts for a while
It's a temporary medication
Yeah, it's medicine for the poisoned vial.
- Given Signs lyrics
- I'm gonna die someday
That's all that you never can say
You can listen close to me
Or just ignore my plea
But either way I'm gonna die someday.
- Gone Dyin' lyrics
- Heaven help me
I don't believe in man
Never spoke to god
And the devil won't shake my hand.
- Heaven Help Me lyrics
- See i don't believe in you
But i want you to feel that i do
How can you care when
From way over there
Your sure taking your sweet time to
So this is the way we move
kick off your sunday shoes.
- How to Loselyrics
- Your momma don't know
And your daddy don't get it
I'm up on the stage singing
Don't you forget it
Don't touch me, I'm a live wire
And I'll be singing this song
Till these lines grow tired.
- Indie Rockin' lyrics
- Movie stars and waitresses, and fantasies and facts
Friends in far off places that still
Talk behind my back
Not even tellin it to themselves
The dreams of common people
Yeah they're easily disturbed
Well they're worthless and they're feeble
Still getting their last word.
- No one like you lyrics
- Why don't I ever see any old punks?
I guess they change their minds or die
Beaten by the greetings of "Enchanté"
By the girls who read Oscar Wilde
Now I was always one of the serious sort
But I let the comics show me around
I know I didn't laugh much but boy did he try
And all the time I'd be frightened by the sound.
- Offstage Lines lyrics
- When I was younger I used to get angry at the girls
Then I grew a little older and got angry at the world
For a while I spent my time getting all pissed off at traffic lights
But even that got boring you know it seemed so trite
These days I’m reserved to fulfill a quota
From a list I received from a man from Minnesota
....I got it off the internet, it read....
- Oklahoma lyrics
- I have no money, but I can be cute
And I can be funny
If you just grant me the time of year
I will change
And I will appear to be
Oh, any season, every reason
And I will stay for long enough
Till I have my
Till I have my song.
- Payback lyrics
- Now the crowd is always fleeting
And the minutes of the meeting
Will be taken by a very shaky hand
If you're not around when it's written down
They'll be taking all the laughter from the can.
- Primetime lyrics
- But a fight breaks out
And all the innocent they hit the ground
Don't look for me, I won't be anywhere to be found.
- Sit Downlyrics
- Pass that girl, cause she doesn’t seem to mind.
Pass that what’s in your hand, cause we all need to kill some time
Better get drunk quick, cause our ride is leaving soon,
And maybe on that judgement day, I won’t be in the room.
- The Crowd and I lyrics
- Don’t want to die alone
A repeat offence, a vagabond
I will serve my time and
then I’ll come for you
I will make you mine in time I always do.
- Vagabond lyrics