If You Lived Here​.​.​.​You Would Be Homeless By Now

by SHERBETTY

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released January 1, 2012

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SHERBETTY Minneapolis, Minnesota

"A little grandiose and very self-effacingly quirky, Sherbetty's new LP twists its electroacoustic pop into some fun new shapes." - minneapolis-music.com

"With a range from folksy to punk, Sherbetty’s most recent album, If You Lived Here… You Would Be Homeless By Now keeps you on your toes from track to track, and is sure to entertain from the stage." - Secrets of the City
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Track Name: Hardly Being Productive
This is hardly being productive
As if the writing wasn't on the wall
We're murderin' time
Barely livin' off a dime

This is hardly bein' constructive
People askin' what I have to show
But I'm in my prime
To let it fly by would be a crime

Put it off til another day
We've all got our dues to pay
The tracks that my shoes have made
Show that I choose the way
I bleed myself dry

This is hardly motivation
My tongue's so numb I can't consume the drool
Would love save my life
Will I chase it til I die

So I say come what may
This life's not a slow decay
I'll meet all kinds of strays
Showin' they chose their way
To bleed themselves dry

Dry

Then the spiders come alive
And they wipe their beady eyes
So the spiders take a dive
To make the music come alive
Track Name: Dracula's Revenge
Dracula's Revenge
Far beyond the hillside
A village undisturbed
A peaceful people stirred
And build their homes out of the Earth

A full moon upon them
Had silenced every bird
Their souls still rest assured that no evil should occur

(Girl)Baby are ya sure you locked the door
I hear the moanin of our wooden floor
(Boy)Girl, it's in your head, get back to bed
You know you're crazy sometimes

But then the violence
Drowns the silence
A vampire bride came for the blood
And her eyes were glowing

That's when I killed her
stabbed her in the chest
stabbed her in the chest
with a well placed crucifix

She howled to the hillside
She signaled for her love
It echoed far above
To the Castle Dracula...

(Dracula)What is this I hear?
My bride is near
I fear the worst for the one I hold dear
My lover, if she's gone
Before the dawn, I shall taste my revenge!

And so he takes flight
Into the night
Man, he ain't lettin' this go
And his eyes were glowing

The night turned to fire
A village unprepared
The path of his despair
Was paved with hollow, frightened stares

Many men had fallen
A brave few dug their heels
Finally, the ordeal was hushed by thundering appeal

We've more to do
Than wait for your abuse
Your torment's through on our kind

We'll not be cowards
Or overpowered
And we ain't lettin' you go
But still his eyes were glowing...
Track Name: Heavy-Hearted/Hard-Headed
Heavy-Hearted/Hard-Headed

Trapped within the belly of the beast
Keeps me from Breathin'
The more I run my tongue
the more i seem to feed him

Well I've been a ghost
And I've helped the most that I can
It doesn't seem to make
Anyone happy here

So let's jam (so let's jam)
Until the next ride
It's tits up
It's our luck
So we laugh
And shake our heads
We ain't dead
But what's next?
So I guess
I won't complain
It's all part
of the rules
Smoke and booze
To fill the air
Between Now
And what may
Cause I've never tried so hard to get it/Heavy-HeartedAndHard-Headed
Bait it's to much to take

We're so awful
We're so awful.
Awful.

The heart I carry so heavy
It burdens my body
And every lost control
Desires to haunt me
Well, I've had some talks
And I've broke some walls with my head

But I won't admit
I did regret it a bit
But Goddamn!
I don't understand WHY
It's my fault
That I'm mad
When it's them
That threw the shit
At the fan
The big plan
So it's time
I drew a line
In the dirt
It's my words
And my fists
To fill the air
Between now
And what may
Cause I've never tried so hard to get it Heavy-Hearted&Hard-Headed
Bait it's to much to take
To take

We're so awful
We're so awful


Where do you see yourself
In ten years time
What a loaded question
May I suggest a new way to view
Fate! And make sense of the signs

I've ignored what I was given
Not by God, but by Mom
I won't deny the need for forgiveness
But we can forgive
One another
On our own

Where do you see the World
In 100 years time?
What does it matter,
When your bladder
Can barely hold
The urine from yesterday's wine
Track Name: Desvelo
Desvelo
The monster in me makes me roam the streets
Just to watch this city bleed
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Now another one's slain
Ain't the last
I Guarantee
Deprived of sleep
I can't seem to keep
These hands from doing wrong

But these hands are willed
And these, hands are skilled
In puttin Demons Where they belong

Desvelo

I've seen such unholy displays
How can You sleep
Knowin' they got away
So I have perfected the art
Of hunting my own kind
And one by one
All the wicked will run
From the flame of the divine

Desvelo

You wonder why I do the things I do. Well, I must do them.
I'm taking the night and I'm findin a place to put the knife.
You wonder why I kill the way I kill. it's not the thrill of it.
I'm makin things right, I'm not tryin to make it in the highlights
Stabbin away at the beast of the day is my right
It won't be long until all who have wronged will feel my might

I can see I won't be sleepin soon.

Die

Well I am just serving the words of my master
For he shows his rage in the form of disasters
And I know I'll get to the kingdom much faster
By not following all the glorified pastors
Who preach to you that everyone's got a purpose
Then pass the collection plates at every service
Well I decide who lives or who dies
So the righteous can survive

You wonder why I do the things I do
Well I must do them
I'm takin the night and I'm findin a place to put the knife
You wonder why I kill the folks I kill, It's not the thrill of it

I'm makin things right, I'm not tryin to make it in the highlights
Stabbin away at the beast of the day is my right
It won't be long until all who have wronged will feel my might
I can see I won't be sleepin soon.
Track Name: Fight Song
LETS FIGHT
MY GOD'S RIGHT
MINE! MINE!
LETS FIGHT
EAST COAST
WEST COAST
PROLIFE
PROCHOICE
LETS FIGHT
(The more they feel they are divided, the less chance they will reunite. The future is decided, they are never far from sight. We will profit off the slaughter, make a fortune from their lives. The more they feel they are divided, the less chance they will unite...so let them fight)
LETS FIGHT
Track Name: Lasso (Nothin' to Prove)
Cold and poor cuttin sycamore trees in my old backyard with a swiss army
I bled again
And left a red trail home to you

I had a girl and my heart was filled but I couldn't stand still behind the fence we built
So I climbed again
And oh what a mess I made
I wanted to die again
I didn't want to see you that way
I got nothin to prove but even less to lose

I drink til I'm brave then I follow my feet down the heart of the street ive gone and pushed my luck again
There's tale for every broken bone
but My pain has its lessons
Now I'll take the train tracks home
I got nothin to prove but even less to lose

You Bite your tongue while I pinch my arm seems I lose my charm when they ask you where your son has been
And you wonder if you know the truth
You're scared of the shape I'm in
And if my body can take my abuse
I got nothin to prove but even less to lose

It's not a noose its a lasso mamma its not self abuse I just never could do things right again
I lack the follow through
But I'm failing with style and good friends
You know I'm worried about you too
oh I got nothin to prove but even less to lose
Track Name: No Way!!!
War's outside your door
Obey obey obey
Do you know control or are you merely begging for the bone?
BOW DOWN to your mighty dollar
This is your God!
And it's illusion can confuse you
into thinking you have everything you want

Take in
that sweet aroma
awaken from your media comas!
You are
the revolution here to fight this mind pollution!
Will you let them break your will?
No Way
You're too real!

Conditioned to conform!
Obey obey obey
What's left to explore?
This world is flat and I like it like that.
(shwoop)
Cuz curiosity killed the cat,
or at least that's what they'll say
So instead I'll play pretend
while all around us Rome is burning down.

Take in
that sweet aroma
awaken from subliminal comas!
You are
the revolution here to fight this mind pollution
Will you let them break your will?
No Way!!!
You're too real!
Track Name: Fukitol
Fukitol

Recently I
stopped listening to every word they say.
Why do they think they know what's best for me?
Maybe they regret what they have done with their own
so bury me neck deep and start casting your stones.

Recently I
decided that I'm up and quitting my job.
Take out another loan and max the credit card.
Take the money and make another CD.
I'll pay my debt when I'm dead... the new American dream.

Will I be pushing boulders till my shoulders are sore?
Or are we made to be the slave that they all take us for?
These ants are slowly picking off their piece of the pie.
It will be gone within the blink of an eye.


A little piece of my mind
for some peace in my soul
I think i'll play my guitar
to make me feel like I'm whole
Or maybe I'm over thinkin' things
all unneeded anxiety with all in my mind,
but still it's taken its toll.
Cuz it's been get-tin
so bad
cuz it's been gettin so bad
so fukitol.


Recently I've
been drinkin' so excessively.
As if I'm tryin' not to care what people think of me.
Who are they to judge when they are equally lost?
People seldom seek the truth when their beliefs are the cost.

I may be over stressed, but I'm not depressed.
Just think of me and the pessimistic optimist.
It's good to be alive, but still we're all gonna die,
and we'll be gone within the blink of an eye.


A little piece of my mind
for some peace in my soul.
I think I'll play my guitar
to make me feel like I'm whole.
Or maybe I'm over thinkin' thing
all unneeded anxiety.
I'd be doin' just fine if you'd quit breakin' my balls.
Cuz it's been get-tin
so bad
cuz its been gettin so bad
so fukitol.
Track Name: Wood? It Make a Sound!
I burned all my prized possessions
abandoned all I've known.
Drove my car up to the cliff side
forced the pedal with a stone.
While they all mine for the gold
where the wild things roam I go.

I have made this land my kingdom
I've built myself a throne.
While beasts are sleeping at my feet
their creature comforts shown.
These scars beneath these hides
remind me that I'm still alive.

I still wait to share my way with you.
I feel that you are not among the true.
I'll throw a forest party of one,
table for two.
Only one still howls whooooooooo!
Track Name: To the Bottom...For Life
Of everywhere I've gone, all of the places I have seen,
I've sometimes felt alone... a man amongst machines.
If i could just stay calm, as if patience is a key,
I could overcome all the doubt that grows in me.
Have I lived a life too quick to pick a side?
An ill fated fire fight.
Only now to find
that really there's no war at all.
We're all just too exhausted to admit we could be wrong.
And now I find myself
beyond a thousand leagues.
Leviathan awoke...
the monster spreads its teeth.
Have mercy!
Will you hear my plight?
If you spare me I know i'll get it right.

A sound on the sonar

When I was a youth all I knew to be true
was in front of me, ate the bread they fed to me.
Now that I'm a man I understand that all I am
is possibly everything I have ignored.

I wanted to be true all the things that came from you.
I was struggling questioning the subtlety.
Now I understand that what I can't comprehend
is possibly everything i need and more

When I was a youth all I knew to be true
was in front of me, ate the bread they fed to me.
Now that I'm a man I understand that all I am
is possibly everything I have ignored.
Track Name: Devil's Givin' Kisses
On my way to learning how
to watch my mouth when they get proud cuz
when its easy it seems to be
the way people want to lean.


When
was the last time you really had a though of your own?
Was it something unoriginal
that your subconscious stole?

Maybe your right...maybe I'm wrong.
But can you imagine life before the storm?

I saw the devil givin kisses in the moonlight.
I knew better than to try to understand.
"I am not the devil, but i still am not your savior"
I wonder why you've been so black and white?


Are you comfortable when summarizing all you've been told?
Is it undoubtable
or maybe the piece of a whole?

Maybe the sun isn't your god,
but have you forgotten all who lived before?

I saw a saint committing murder in the moonlight.
I knew better than to try to shake his hand.
"I may be a saint but I know I'm far from perfect."
I wonder why you've been so black and white.

I saw the devil making music in the moonlight.
I saw the angels they all love to sing along.
Oh, how to turn an ark into a royal spaceship.
I wonder why you've questioned all you're life.