Playthings lyrics

PLAYTHNGS
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Playthings
I gotta get a dirty fork and a steak knife
Playthings
I’m gonna get a match to set the house on fire
Playthings
Gotta get that razor blade away from you
Playthings
I’m Gonna eat a cigarette or two
Playthings.
Gotta, gotta, gotta put my hand on the stove
Playthings
I’m Gonna put a rusty nail up in my nose
Playthings
I’d about had enough of making it funky
Whadaya say we rock it up one time?
Can we rock it up one time?
Can we rock it up one time?
Dig it!


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IN THE MIDDLE
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Take a look inside your meager little mirror
There’s something eating you alive
You never contemplate. You only love to hate
You know you’re wasting precious time

One. Two. Three. Four. Blowing off your door
You gotta take it as it comes
Five. Six. Eight. Nine. Girl you’re outta line
So baby flip he record over

Alibis. Counter strikes. Get it right
In the middle of a loosing game
When it all comes down to nothing
You’re in the middle, and to blame

‘’Big Brother’s’’ watching and he’s making home movies
This time you’re in the starring role
Pistol packin’. Mother slappin’
Raised against the system with your face down on the floor

One. Two. Three. Four. What the hell you fighting for?
Can you take what you’ve been dishin’?
Five. Six. Eight. Nine. Baby’s runnin’ outta time
Stacking up the competition

Fear you fought. Love you sought
You’ve been caught
In the middle

The final curtain has been drawn
You’re still taking bows
And when your vanity takes control, I won’t be around

It’s not a question of your inconsideration
The truth is right before your eyes
Gassed up, no where to go
Your pedal to the metal
Running out of places to hide

One. Two. Three. Four. Girl wake up, you gotta go
Asleep and naked at the wheel
Five. Six. Eight. Nine. When you gonna cross that line?
And subtract another year from your life
Death takes a bride. You’re gonna die

In the middle of a loosing game
When it all comes down to nothing
You’re in the middle and you’re to blame
In the middle of a loosing game
When it all comes down to nothing
You’re in the middle and it’s such a shame


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ACT OF SYMPATHY
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

My closet keeps me safe from your reach.
A little whiskey in the morning.
A vile of crack before you go to bed.
My domestic prison eats away at my head.
Secreting eyes trace your every move.
By the nightlight in the hall.
I see your silhouette swallow my door.
I’m under minimal protection, young and alone in your world.

Strike me, smite me, make me heed to your act of sympathy.
Scold me, throw me to my knees. Do your act of sympathy.

Some live with anger. I live with fear.
I hope that mommy’s O.K. lying dead on the kitchen floor.
I lock myself in my room as little sister licks the bathroom door.

Strike me, smite me, make me heed to your act of sympathy.
Scold me, throw me to my knees. Do your act of sympathy.

Can’t tell the dream from he real.
Is this the way I should feel?
Can’t you see what you’ve done?
Another battered child on the run.

If I should look outside your world, you’d understand.
After the onslaught of your words and the back of your hand.

Strike me, smite me, make me heed to your act of sympathy.
Scold me, throw me to my knees. Do your act of sympathy.
Mold me, form me, subject me to your act of sympathy.
Hold me, love me, hear my plea. Stop your act of sympathy.


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ENEMY LINES
(words & music by Gary Schutt)


As an infant I was left, oh, all alone.
Stepmother raised me in a one-bedroom home.
She couldn’t take the pressure, it built inside for years.
She bumped too frequently. One night she left and just disappeared.

She crossed the line. It’s Her life.
She crossed the enemy lines.
Look in my eyes. They don’t lie.
Don’t cross the enemy lines.
Do you cross the line?

Not quite a man but still a boy in many ways.
I loved a woman with such style, fire and grace.
She hid the habit from be. I found out from a friend.
I played the game for years to see how long she could pretend.

Don’t cross the line. It’s your life.
Don’t cross the enemy lines.
Look in my eyes. They don’t lie.
Don’t cross he enemy lines.
Do you cross the line?

A suburban neighborhood lays asleep tonight.
The house across from mine, a doctor and his wife.
He had four mouths to feed. It don’t come easily.
He could loose everything. But that’ll never, no never happen to me.

Don’t cross the line. It’s my life.
Don’t cross the enemy lines.
Look in my eyes. They don’t lie.
Don’t cross the enemy lines.
Do you cross the line?


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DON’T COME CRYING TO ME
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

It’s not enough to treat you like gold
What do you want me to do?
It’s killing me that your heart’s so cold
With your love that’s untrue
You stabbed me one too many times
In the back of my heart
With someone else’s love
That should have stopped from the start

Don’t come crawling back when you realize he’s no good for you
Don’t say you want me back ‘cause maybe I don’t want you

Don’t come crying to me
You had your chance and you threw it away
Don’t come crying to me
Save it for another prey
Don’t come crying to me
It’s not love, but an agony
Don’t come crying to me
Now I’ve set you free

It’s not enough to give you my love
What do you want me to be?
You had me locked inside your heart
And ran away with the key
I try to get you out of my head
But you don’t want to leave
Someday I’ll find someone
Whose love won’t deceive

Don’t come crawling back when you realize he’s no good for you
Don’t say you want me back ‘cause maybe I don’t want you

Don’t come crying to me
You had your chance and you threw it away
Don’t come crying to me
Save it for another prey
Don’t come crying to me
After all that we’ve been through
Don’t come crying to me
‘Cause now I’m over you


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SOMETIMES IN A DREAM
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Before the morning dawn she awakes
The rain that falls outside is her own
The silence drives her further away
All the memories welcome her home
Welcome home

Sometimes in a dream she sees me waiting patiently
Sometimes in a dream she hears me cry

The smile she paints upon her face
Helps her make it through another day
Her way

Sometimes in a dream she feel’s me waiting by the light
Sometimes in a dream she wants to fly

All alone in her hideaway somewhere in her mind
She thinks of me and reminisces in the middle of the night

So when the moonlight puts her to bed
The sandman becomes her only friend
Be my friend

Sometimes in a dream she meets me on the other side
Sometimes in a dream she wants to die


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TRAUMATIZED
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Caught in the middle of the real and the made up
You can’t defy my burning stare
I always dream in black and white and green
Must be something in the air

I always quiver
Always shiver
I never do what you want me to
I always fumble
Always mumble
I’m not talking to you

Traumatized
Paralyzed
Desensitized
I can feel no pain
Schizophrenic
Enigmatic
Psychosomatic
It’s all part of the game

I sit around and watch some face on the TV
I’m memorizing every word
Nothing better to do
It’s all because of you
At least that’s what I heard

I’m always flaring
Always swearing
It’s taken from my point of view
I’m always stalking
Always talking
I’m not talking to you

Gnawing on my nails until my fingers bleed
It’s just an ordinary day
If I had to choose if to win or loose
I’d sit and rot away

I’m always fighting
Always biting
And never reasoning why I do
I am compelling
Always yelling
Hey, now I’m yelling at you

Traumatized
Terrorized
Demoralized
Do it to me again, oh yeah
Agonizing
Patronizing
Antagonizing
It’s only part of the game
The game


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HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Loosing sleep and I can’t eat
Can’t tear my thoughts away
Can I forgive you?
If I can make it through the night, I’ll be fine
‘Cause I’ve got the strength to know when enough is enough, I’ll be gone

The higher you get
the lower you go
And I’m not gonna fall down the

Highway to nowhere
You’re drawn by the path of the mirrored white line
Highway to nowhere
Your life’s in full throttle going down a highway to nowhere

Rumors fly
Little white lies
I don’t want to listen
Can I believe you?
Yeah I know it’s true that I’m better off without you
Then why does it hurt so bad?

You’ve broken my trust
Because enough is enough and I’m gone
The higher you get
The lower you go
And I’m not gonna fall down the...

I wait by the phone
Hoping for you to call
So hard to let go
Can I forget you?
I’ll replay your message on the voice mail
Over and over
Just to hear your voice
It’s the only thing I have to remember
The more I regret
The deeper I go
Now is my turn to fall down the...

Highway to nowhere
I’m drawn by the path of he mirrored white line
Highway to nowhere
Our lives in full throttle going down a highway to nowhere
Going down, down, down, down, down...
To nowhere


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DONUT
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

I know a girl named Donut
She cooks and does my laundry
Her Baretta’s a piece of shit
She doesn’t make enough money

Her boyfriend lives too far away
The phone bill’s always too high
She likes to run with scissors
Always getting by
She’s getting by

‘Cause she’s a poor, young American girl
In her self contained gold fashioned world
A poor, young American girl and she’s mine

She spends her paycheck on beer
And what’s left on me
She can’t afford to pay the rent
But at least she’s happy

Running ‘round all over town
Just to find a quarter
She lights it up all day and night
That’s what her mother taught her

‘Cause she’s my poor, young American girl
In her self contained gold fashioned world
A poor, young American girl and she’s mine

With the face of an angel
She’s horny 24-7
But her heart’s as pure as gold
And she loves me
She loves me


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THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Every night I stare out the window
Pray to God to stop the pain
‘Cause every time I touch you
You feel nothing
I can see you drifting away
More and more
Day by day
I had to get my heart in the way

Oh, I feel I’ve got to let you know
Oh, I don’t want to let you go, baby

This might be the last time
I’ll hold you in my arms
This might be the last time
Don’t fade away

It’s hurting us to stay together
Knowing that we’ll end someday
All along I had to let you go
Memories will last a lifetime
Though we had to end this way
There’ll always be a place for you inside me

Oh, I feel I’ve got to let you know
Oh, I’ve got to let you go, baby

This might be the last time I’ll hold you in my arms
This might be the last time
Don’t fade away


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ANIMAL MAN
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

Darkness sets the final stage
Curtain opens on the rain
Taste of blood is on the brain.
Yeah
Blending with the mortal crowd
Prince of charms I take a bow
Feeding time for some is now
Yeah

I’m walking dead
Then the morning makes my bed

Eternal mortal
Supernatural
Animal man
Nocturnal human
Noxious animal
Animal man
I am

Four times half a hundred years
I‘ve been feeding on your fears
So close but you can’t hear
Yeah
Every dusk a hunger strike
Blood sucking in the night
You feel the fatal bite
Yeah

It’s only a dream
Two centuries but still seventeen

Eternal mortal
Supernatural
Animal man
Nocturnal human
Noxious animal
Animal man
Your demon lover
Seductor of your soul
Animal man
I am

It’s too late to change my mind
I’ve felt this a thousand times
They hate but they don’t understand
I’m an animal man

Fleeing from the light of day
LeStat has led my way
Time has come for you to pay
Yeah
Many hundred years to come
I discriminate no one
Oh God, look what I’ve become
Yeah

A lady-killer
A life taker and giver

Eternal mortal
Supernatural
Animal man
Nocturnal human
Noxious animal
Animal man
Your demon lover
Seductor of your soul
Animal man
Parasite of flesh
Liquid carnivore
Animal man
Animal man
Animal man
I am



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DO YOU STILL...
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

It’s hard to tell sometimes
Now I’m miles away from you
It’s hard to take the distance
Don’t let this mean we’re through
Baby, give me a sign
To show that you still care
Am I loosing my mind?
Is your love still there?

Stay with me
Keep me in mind
We’ll hold each other again in time

Do you still love me?
Do you still care?
Do you still think of me when I’m not there?
Do you still hold me inside of your heart?
Do you still love me now that we’re apart?

The day’s grow hot and longer
The nights are so cold
My heart is ever lonely
But you inside it holds
Time won’t give us time together
It keeps slipping away
Comeback baby, stay forever
Don’t waste another day

Stay with me
Keep me in mind
We’ll hold each other again in time
Do you still love me?
Do you still care?
Do you still think of me when I’m not there?
Do you still hold me inside of your heart?
Do you still love me now that we’re apart?


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MERRY-GO-ROUND
(words & music by Gary Schutt)

The carnival pulls in to town
Children of all ages await the day
A million things for all to see
A million smiles for those who pay

Music and lights are mesmerizing and tantalizing
Get on the merry-go-round
Clowns wear a face that brings a smile and trust in play
Get on the merry-go-round

A gradual increase of speed
No ones aware ‘till it’s too late
Too dangerous to get up close
Too dangerous to stand and wait

Spinning you round and round
Your feet flying upside down
Can’t stop the merry-go-round
Cascading tears are falling
Children around us calling
Can’t stop the merry-go-round

Terror in sight
Behold this breeding of lost control is spawning a curious rage
Help has no meaning now
The merry-go-round somehow has earned the attention at center stage

Giant toy horsy centrifuge
The children hanging on for life
One by one, loosing their grip
Screams pierce my ears as they fly by

Death’s carousel is traumatizing and victimizing
Can’t stop the merry-go-round
Round & round we go
Our prayers answered much too slow
Can’t stop the merry-go-round


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