crossing the rubicon

by spiders and fingers

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released October 16, 1998

all songs written by spiders and fingers

spiders - drums and vocals
and - lead guitar and vocals
fingers - vocals, guitar and accordion

nick thompson - guitar, tracks 6, 10, and 12
letitia pellerin - vocals, track 13

mixed by sean flemming at blue moon studios

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Track Name: flipper babies
you know i heard them say on the news
that flipper babies make valuable scientific tools
but they didn't have those low down, side effects blues
they were no flipper babies

i don't want to be, i don't want to be, no no
i don't want to be, i don't want to be, no no
a flipper baby

don't want to flutter in a womb
don't want those three arm, five leg blues
as appealing as it sounds, i really don't need three mouths
i think that one will do me just fine

i don't want to be, i don't want to be, no no
i don't want to be, i don't want to be, no no
a flipper baby
Track Name: aquilius was right
i'm gonna get a proverbial push-broom
and sweep up all this shit
aquilius started sweeping
a time machine, an atom bomb split

with all the sundials that surround me
a cacophony of metronomes
got get away from these complications
got to disconnect all the connections

may the gods damn the man
who came up with these plans
i'll do whatever i can
but may the gods damn that goddamn man

aquilius was right
don't need no new fangled device
to organize my life
to tell me the difference between day and night

beyond 2000 has shown me
what's way out on the cutting edge
but i know it's all baloney
cause the stuff i have now is phoney

from ancient rome, to a new century
so much cash that could potentially
build the planet has actually
tied and trapped us so conveniently

may the gods damn the man
who came up with these plans
i'll do whatever i can
but may the gods damn that goddamn man

aquilius was right
don't need no new fangled device
to organize my life
to tell me the difference between black and white
Track Name: satan
satan
satan
satan
satan
satan
satan
satan
satan

satan, he will overcome you
satan, he will destroy you
satan, he's the almighty
satan, i love satan
Track Name: sign on the line
selective service made me sign on the line
they made me sign on the line
the state and the swine, they made me sign on the line
they made me sign on the line
and the irs made me pay for their crimes
they made me pay for their crimes
they said if i refused, the would take what was mine
they said they'd take what was mine

do your thing, i don't care
just get me out of here
pass more laws, build more walls
break my back, bust my balls

the bureaucracy, they got their hooks into me
they won't let me be free
they tried to sell their illusion to me
they tried to sell it to me

and the god damned regime they want to walk over me
they want walk over me
and the corporate machine, they want to crush all my dreams
they want to crash my scene

do your thing, i don't care
just get me out of here
pass more laws, build more walls
break my back, bust my balls

[spiders rants]
Track Name: the stuff
i ate the stuff, but the stuff ate me

the stuff is bad, so bad
Track Name: baby #3
baby, i've liked you since third grade
and i always see you in the hallway
feel free to talk to me someday

but don't you think that i will ever pay
for you when we go to the movies

baby, when you're around, i don't know what to say
and your hair reminds me of the month of may
why don't you come outside and play

and in a field of grass we will lay
eggs, cause we're lovebirds
Track Name: no one's gonna fool us this time
at seventeen, i ran away from home
now there's no more looking back
sixteen dollars in my pocket
and guitar on my back

joey's got a baby with maria by his side
they're just hangin around
no one's keeping a hold over me
no one's gonna tie me down

no one's gonna fool us this time baby
that much you got to understand
johnny's got my money
susie's got my heart
and i'm in a rock 'n roll band

now i made it to the big time, mama
made my mark on the scene
now it's champagne and escargots
driving in limousines

now that i reflect, i knocked them dead
left that lame ass town
they're the ones that used to laugh at me
now who's the clown?

no one's gonna fool us this time baby
that much you got to understand
johnny's got my money
susie's got my heart
and i'm in a rock 'n roll band
Track Name: nothin'
trying hard to please them
feeling kind of used
if you keep on pluggin'
you'll only be abused

looking for an answer
man there is not one
better close those eyes
or your gonna be blinded by the sun

life is all about this... nothin'
life is all about this... nothin'

people keep on calling
calling you funny names
it's about time you realize
they're right or you're insane

yeah you got a problem
better work it on out
you just got to learn
gotta learn what it's all about

life is all about this... nothin'
life is all about this... nothin'
Track Name: hyper blues
hyper blues, give them to me
hyper blues in my shoes
hyper blues, give them to me
hyper blues

one two three four
five six seven eight
one two three four
hyper blues
hyper blues, give them to me
hyper blues in my shoes

when i'm up and when i'm down
when i'm up and when i'm down
when i'm up and when i'm down
it's hyper blues
Track Name: cigarita
cigarita, baby.
could i compare thee to a summer's day
would that be possible?

cigarita, my love.
how do i love thee?
let me count the ways

[spiders rants]
Track Name: beecheeboo
[inaudible]
Track Name: theme music
i want my theme music, gimme gimme theme music
give me theme music, give me theme music
gimme gimme theme music, i want my theme music

i want theme music to highlight important moments in my life
it's just a matter of time until i memorize my lines
and that would be fine if i could only find a little time
i'm trying to play the role i was given, but it just isn't clicking

i want my theme music, gimme gimme theme music
give me theme music, give me theme music
gimme gimme theme music, i want my theme music

looking for the light with a cheap flashlight
it was all i could afford
i want theme music to highlight important moments in my life
so they don't blend together

at the moment i'm feeling lonely
yet the pages say feel holy
what can you do
when they sink their teeth so deep inside of you

i was tricked and i was stripped
i've forgotten all my tricks
those bastards stole my script
they stole my script

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