Eight Easy Steps: Alanis

How to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment
How to defer to men in solve-able predicaments
How to control someone to be a carbon copy of you
How to have that not work and have them run away from you

How to keep people at arm’s length and never get too close
How to mistrust the ones you supposedly love the most
How to pretend you’re fine and don’t need help from anyone
How to feel worthless unless you’re serving or helping someone

I’ll teach you all this in eight easy steps
A course of a lifetime you’ll never forget
I’ll show you how to in eight easy steps
I’ll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

How to hate women when you’re supposed to be a feminist
How to play all pious when you’re really a hypocrite
How to hate god when you’re a pray-er and a spiritualist
How to sabotage your fantasies by fears of success

I’ll teach you all this in eight easy steps
A course of a lifetime you’ll never forget
I’ll show you how to in eight easy steps
I’ll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

I’ve been doing research for years
I’ve been practicing my ass off
I’ve been training my whole life for this moment I swear to you
Culminating just to be this well-versed leader before you

I’ll teach you all this in eight easy steps
A course of a lifetime you’ll never forget
I’ll show you how to in eight easy steps
I’ll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

How to lie to yourself and thereby to everyone else
How to keep smiling when you’re thinking of killing yourself
How to numb a la holic to avoid going within
How to stay stuck in blue by blaming them for everything

I’ll teach you all this in eight easy steps
A course of a lifetime you’ll never forget
I’ll show you how to in eight easy steps
I’ll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

Paper Bag: Anna Nalick

She don’t run from the sun no more
She boxed her Shadow and she won
Said, “I can see you laugh through these bottle caps
And this wire around my neck ain’t there for fun

But someday we’ll all be old
And I’ll be so damn beautiful
Meanwhile I’ll hide my head
Here in this paper bag
Cause if I can’t see you then you can’t see me
And it’ll be okay
Fly little bee away
To where there’s no more rain and I can be me

Yeah, they talk about her
She smiles like she’s so tough
She says “Hey, can you talk a little louder?
I don’t think my heart is broken enough.”

But someday we’ll all be old
And I’ll be so damn beautiful
Meanwhile I’ll hide my head
Here in this paper bag
Cause if I can’t see you then you can’t see me
And it’ll be okay
Fly little bee away
To where there’s no more rain and I can be me

Some days I wade in the indigo
Singing that song on the radio
I blame these puddles on the rain
You know I gotta keep these cheeks dry today
Gotta keep my cheating strategy
And baby I’m gonna have it made

But someday we’ll all be old
And I’ll be so damn beautiful
Meanwhile I’ll hide my head
Here in this paper bag
Cause if I can’t see you then you can’t see me
And it’ll be okay
Fly little bee away
To where there’s no more rain and I can be me

And I’ll hide my head
Here in this paper bag
Cause if I can’t see you then you can’t see me
And it’ll be okay
Fly little bee away
To where there’s no more rain and I can be me

Where I can be me, yeah
I can be me
Where I can be me

Empty Road: Matthew Good

Throw away your anger
Throw away the sheath
Charge and spike your heavy guns
Because that ain’t no kind of belief

Dream of where it left you
When you were still too young
To know the difference between the faith in your heart
And the politics of looking dumb

It’s all I know
This empty road
It keeps me looking for a place in your heart
It’s all I know
Said brother are you weary?
Said sister are you safe?
Has this world got you thinking
That it ain’t nothing but jailers cage?

Well child there ain’t no worries
And child it ain’t no thing
Because this world’s too old to hate you
And too young to give up spring

It’s all I know
This empty road
It keeps me looking for a place in your heart
It’s all I know

Liar: Neverending White Lights *

How long will it take
How long til this aching goes away

how long should i stay
how long should i keep myself awake

where were you in the end
where were you when i said

i’m a liar just like you and that’s okay
i’m guilty

there’s nothing left to see
there’s nothing left to be
it’s all been done

there’s nothing left for you
there’s nothing left for me
it’s all been done

there’s nowhere left to hide
there’s nowhere left to run
and it’s all gone
it’s all gone

and i
i’m a liar just like you and that’s okay
and i
i’m guilty just like everyone today
and i
i’m a liar just like you and that’s okay
and i
i’m guilty just like everyone

hold on to all this history
nothings new it’s all been ending
over over over again
over over over again
holding on to all this history
nothings new it’s all been ending
over over over and again

and i
i’m a liar just like you and that’s okay
and i
i’m guilty just like everyone today
today

* Guest Vocalist – Raine Maida