Live on Two Legs

1) Corduroy (Missoula 20/6/98)

The waiting drove me mad...you're finally here and I'm a mess
I take your entrance back...can't let you roam inside my head
I don't want to take what you can give...
I would rather starve than eat your bread...
I would rather run but I can't walk...
Guess I'll lie alone just like before...

I'll take the firmest path...oh, and I must refuse your test
A-push me and I will resist...this behavior's not unique
I don't want to hear from those who know...
They can buy, but can't put on my clothes...
I don't want to limp for them to walk...
Never would have known of me before...
I don't want to be held in your debt...
And I'll pay it off in blood, let I be wed...
And I'm already cut up and half dead...
I'll end up alone like I began...

Everything has changed, absolutely nothing's changed
Take my hand, not my picture, spilled my tincture

I don't want to take what you can give...
I would rather starve than eat your breast...
All the things that others want for me...
Can't buy what I want because it's free...  (2x)
Can't be what you want because I'm...

I ain't s'posed to be just fun
Oh, to live and die, let it be done
I figure I'll be damned, all alone like I began...

It's your move now...
I thought you were a friend, but I guess I, I guess I hate you...

2) Given To Fly (Missoula 20/6/98)

He could've tuned in, tuned in, but he tuned out
A bad time nothing could save him
Alone in a coridoor, waitin', locked out
He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles

He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee
A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, "hey look at me now"

Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, power, oh, he's flyin'
Whole, high, wide, whole

He floated back down cause he wanted to share
This key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped, then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well, fuckers, he still stands
And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly

Flying, whole
High, flying, whole
He's flying, whole
Whole


3) Hail, Hail (Barrie 22/8/98 or Camden 28/8/98)

Ah, is there room for both of us? Both of us apart?
Are we bound out of obligation? Is that all we've got?
I get the words, and then I get to thinkin'
But I don't want to think, I want to feel!
How do I feel?  And how do I...

If you're the only one, well I'll never be enough, yeah...
Hail, hail, the lucky ones, I refer to those in love, yeah...

A-how I love you till the day I die...ah, and beyond...
Are we going to the same place? If so, can I come?
It's egg rollin' thick and heavy...all the past we carry...
Oh, I could be new...you underestimate me...
If you're the only one, well I'll never be enough, yeah...
Hail, hail the lucky ones, I refer to those in love, yeah...

I sometimes realize...I could only be as good as you'll let me...
Are you woman enough to be my man? Bandaged hand in hand...
Yeah...

I find it on my run in a race that can't be won, yeah...
All hail the lucky ones, I refer to those in love, yeah...
If you're my only one...so good, you only one...
I want to be your one...enough, you won...your one...your hun...

4) Daughter (RITFW/WMA)(Wash. DC 19/9/98)
 
Alone...listless...breakfast table in an otherwise empty room
Young girl...violins...center of her own attention
The, mother reads aloud, child, tries to understand it
Tries to make her proud

The shades go down, it's in her head
Painted room...can't deny there's something wrong...

Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...

She holds the hand that holds her down
She will...rise above...ooh...oh...

Don't call me daughter, not fit to    }
The picture kept will remind me       }  (2x)
Don't call me daughter, not fit to be }
The picture kept will remind me       }
Don't call me...

The shades go down  (2x)
The shades go, go, go...

I see a woman of the night 
With a baby in her hand 
Under an old street light 
Next to a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away, and she's gone to get a hit 
She hates her life, and what she's done to it 
There's one more kid that will never go to school 
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool. (2X) 

He won the lottery by being born
Big hand slapped a white male 'merican
Do no wrong, so clean cut...
Dirty his hands, it comes right off
Police man  

5) EWBTC (W. Palm Bch 23/9/98)

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar, yet I can't seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me
All these changes taking place, I wish I'd seen the place
But no one's ever taken me
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away...  (2x)

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
Me you wouldn't recall, for I'm not my former
It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf
I changed by not changing at all, small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that's what no one wants to see
I just want to scream...hello...
My god its been so long, never dreamed you'd return
But now here you are, and here I am
Hearts and thoughts they fade...away...

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away...  (2x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade...away...
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away...  (3x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade...


6) Untitled (Columbia 18/9/98)


Got a gun
I got some gas
oh lets get out of here
get outta here fast
oh everyones confused
I stay in my room
If I go I don't want to go alone.

I hope you get this message
oh/or your not home
I could be there in ten minutes or so
I got my things
we make it up as we go along
oh with you I could, never be alone
never be alone

7) MFC (Columbia 18/9/98)

Sliding
Out of reverse into drive, this
Wheel will be turning right, then straight
Off in the sunset she'll ride

She can
Remember a time denied, stood by
The side of the road, spilled like wine, now
She's out on her own and line high

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
She's disappeared

They said
That timing was everything, made him
Want to be everywhere, there's a 
Lot to be said for nowhere

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
He's disappeared

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear   fuck it
They've disappeared

8) Go (not known which show yet)

Oh, please don't go out on me, don't go out on me now
Never acted up before, don't go on me now
I swear I never took it for granted, just thought of it now
Suppose I abused you, just passing it on
Go...fuck...

Once fastened, servile, now your getting sharp
Moving oh so swiftly, with such disarm
I pulled the covers over him, shoulda' pulled the alarm
Turned to my nemesis, a fool, not a fucking god
No...time...suck...my...Please...
Don't go on me  (4x)
Please...oh...

Suck...blood...touch...please, tunnel vision...tuck...time...see...
Please, please, please...
Don't go on me  (4x)
Please...Don't you want me...don't go on me...
Please...don't go on me..



9) Red Mosquito (Camden 29/8/98)

Watched from the window with a red mosquito...
I was not allowed to leave the room...
I saw the sun go down, and now it's comin' up...
Somewhere in the time between...

I was bitten...must have been the devil...
He was just payin' me...
A little visit, a-reminding me of his presence...
Lettin' me know...he's a-waitin' for me...

Red man's your neighbor, call it behavior...
While you're climbing up slippery hills...
Two steps ahead of him, punctures in your neck...
Hoverin' just above your bed...  (2x)
I was bitten...must have been the devil...
He was just paying me...
A little visit, reminding me of his presence...
And lettin' me know...he's a-waitin'...he's a-waitin'...
Up there...yeah...

If I had known then what I now know...  (4x)


10) Even Flow (Boston 15/9/98)

Freezin', rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again
Oh, Feelin' maybe he'll see a little better set a days, ooh yeah
Oh, hand out, faces that he sees time again ain't that familiar, ooh yeah
Oh, dark grin, he can't help, when he's happy looks insane, oh yeah

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away, yeah...ooh...
Oh, someday yet, he'll begin his life again...life again...life again...

Kneelin', looking through the paper though he doesn't know to read, ooh yeah
Oh, prayin', now to something that has never showed him anything
Oh, feelin', understands the weather of the winters on its way
Oh, ceilings, few and far between all the legal halls of shame, yeah...

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away, yeah...
Someday yet, he'll begin his life again
Oh, whispering hands, gently lead, lead him away...him away, him away...
Yeah!  Woo...ah yeah...fuck it up...

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away...
Ooh, someday yet, he'll begin his life again, yeah
Oh, whispering hands, gently lead, lead him away...him away...him away...
Yeah!  Woo...uh huh...yeah, yeah, mommy, mommy...


11) Off He Goes (L.A. 14/7/98)

Know a man...his face seemed pulled and tense...
Like he's riding on a motorbike in the strongest winds...
So I approach with tact...suggest that he should relax...
But he's always movin' much too fast...

Said he'll see me on the flipside
On this trip he's taken for a ride
He's been takin' too much on...
There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes
There he goes...

He's yet to come back...but I've seen his picture...
It doesn't look the same up on the racks...
We go way back...

I wonder 'bout his insides...
It's like his thoughts are too big for his size...
He's been taken...where, I don't know?
Off he goes with his perfectly unkept hope...
There he goes...

And now I rub my eyes...for he has returned...
Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...
For he still smiles...and he's still strong...
Nothing's changed, but the surrounding bullshit, that has grown...

And now he's home, and we're laughing, like we always did...
My same old, same old friend...
Until a quarter-to-ten...
I saw the strain creep in...
He seems distracted and I know just what is gonna happen next...
Before his first step...he is off again...


12) Nothingman (Vancouver 19/7/98)
Once divided...nothing left to subtract...
Some words when spoken...can't be taken back...
Walks on his own...with thoughts he can't help thinking...
Future's above...but in the past he's slow and sinking...
Caught a bolt 'a lightnin'...cursed the day he let it go...

Nothingman...  (2x)
Isn't it something?
Nothingman...

She once believed...in every story he had to tell...
One day she stiffened...took the other side...
Empty stares...from each corner of a shared prison cell...
One just escapes...one's left inside the well...
And he who forgets...will be destined to remember...oh...oh...oh...

Nothingman...  (2x)
Isn't it something?
Nothingman...

Oh, she don't want him...
Oh, she won't feed him...after he's flown away...
Oh, into the sun...ah, into the sun...

Burn...burn...
Nothingman...  (2x)
Isn't it something?
Nothingman...
Nothingman...  (2x)
Coulda' been something...
Nothingman...
Oh...ohh...ohh...

13) Do The Evolution (D.C. 9/19 or L.A. 7/13)

That was an old song, this is a new song, it's evolution baby

I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace, with my lust
I can kill, cause in God I trust, yeah

It's evolution baby

I'm at peace, I'm the man
Having stocks on the day of the crash, yeah
On the loose, I'm a truck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten them out, yeah
It's herd behaviour, uh-huh
It's evolution baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone

This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir
hallelujah, hallelujah

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clothes

Consider, appetite for nightly feast
Those ignorant indians got nothin on me
Nothing, why? because
It's evolution baby

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first man to wet my pants, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher

Twenty-ten watch it go to fire
It's evolution baby
Do the evolution
Come on!

14) Better Man (Rapid City 24/6/98)

Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over...
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man...
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man...
Can't find a better man  (2x)
Ohh...

Talkin' to herself, there's no one else who needs to know...
She tells herself, oh...
Memories back when she was bold and strong
And waiting for the world to come along...
Swears she knew it, now she swears he's gone
She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man...
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man...
She lies and says she still loves him, can't find a better man...
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man...
Can't find a better man  (2x)
Yeah...

She loved him, yeah...she don't want to leave this way
She feeds him, yeah...that's why she'll be back again
Can't find a better man  (3x)
Can't find a better...man...
Ohh...ohh...
Uh huh...  (5x)
Ohh...

15) Black (DC 9/19 or Missoula 6/20)

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all that I'll be...yeah...

Uh huh...uh huh...ooh...
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine


16) Fuckin' Up (Boston 15/9/98) written by Neil Young
 
Lonely drifter on the hill
...why do I...
They must have a heart of steel 
...why do I...
It's how you look, and but you feel
...why do I... 
You must have a heart of steel. 
...why do I...
       
Why do I keep fuckin' up? 
       
I can see you on a hill 
...why do I...
Comatose but walking still
...why do I... 
Flowin' curves beneath your flowing gown 
...why do I... 
Only I can bring myself down.
...why do I... 
       
Why do I keep fuckin' up? 
       
Dogs that lick and dogs that bite
...why do I... 
Dogs that howl through the night
...why do I... 
Broken leashes, all over the floor
...why do I... 
Keys left hanging in a swinging door.
...why do I... 
       
Why do I keep fuckin' up?