Lyrics by Hannah Frank

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The Graveyard Adventures of Survivor Cupcake (With Part II) 

Well I'm behind you in handcuffs, rapping at the bones at your back door  / crying to be taken home but that's me, survivor cupcake / ready to be consumed by what ails you / headache honey just drip down softly over the walls of this great 

damn you 

have built 

to stop the rivers of a flowing passion but I really don't give a ____

Glances are séances as I try to communicate / with the dead lust buried six feet beneath white sheets / well beat down the flowers, take a shovel to the dust my sweet / roll over the stone and just throw me a bone and then 

lay down at my feet 

little whistle on a big train / comes rollin' round my place / little whistle like a big sigh / when I try to touch your face 

you got pink sunshine on your face / you got hands too slow to think / you got eyes to weak to wink away the sand from when you were sleeping  / you are keeping all your secrets deep / buried in a hurried heap of hiding / when it is you who is riding the train / whip out your sword but I'm already slain 

I would spit at you but it looks like rain / mud might loosen up the grave / mud might loosen up the grave 

Parking meters on the freeway don't get a dime 

just like melted clocks in the desert they don't tell the time 

so we're having another one of those surreal moments 

what’s it gonna be? 

Do you want to raise the dead with me? 

Or will you push me away 

with your lack of a smile 

saying you just want to hang out in the desert for awhile 

getting blisters on our backs and hands 

I tell you that I'm thirsty and you help me eat the sand 

bones rolling around in the hot hot sun 

you don't have all your parts 

yet you try to run 

oh but honey you're just gonna run into time 

then try to tell me I'm 

the strange one.

 

Jones 

I was down in the swamps of Louisiana, I ran into a guy / I said "hi" my name is Hannah / He said, Oh no, his name was Jones 

I could tell right away he was feathers and bones 

Coyote howlin' underneath the yellow moon sayin' 

don't make your mind up so soon 

We headed on over to Oklahoma, one of us froze, one of use got a coma / I ain't gonna tell you which one of us got which disease / but it was easy to see who was on his knees 

He said oh no his name was Jones / he had a pocket full of lies and a bucket of bones / he said he would trade everything that he owned to never be alone 

We headed east over to Illinois to see what was the matter / see what was makin' all that noise / It was a coyote howlin' underneath the yellow moon / sayin' don't set your stakes so high so soon 

We headed west to St. Louis by Soo Line / by the time we got there we were both doin' fine / We hopped a ferry back down to Louisiana / I said goodbye Jones, he said goodbye Hannah, and my heart was breakin' 

And there was Mississippi mud on the bumper of his truck / it was full of bad diseases and full of bad luck / mud on the mirror and I couldn't see how / I could ever replace what I wanted to be with who I was right now 

Ten years later I saw him in Savannah 

I said hello Jones, he said hello Hannah 

he had a tattoo of an eagle drawn on his chest 

he was lookin' like a pirate and tan from Key West 

he didn't say a word but looked like he wanted to make a bet 

I said you know if we never would have seen each other again 

that probably would have been best 

But he just smiled, said he was headed to Key West 

and asked me if I wanted another cigarette 

I said no but I watched his burn 

and I wondered how he had ever learned 

And there was sand on the bumper of his truck 

It was full of bad diseases but full of good luck 

a smudge on the rearview mirror from his thumb 

and he couldn't see how he had ever replaced 

what he had been with what he had become 

I told him I was headed to Memphis, Tennessee 

he was takin' 95 and I took 16 

All the while feelin' like I was in some crazy dream 

By the time he got down to the Florida keys, 

I was probably in Memphis down on my feathers and knees, you see 

I listen to blues and I listen to jazz, 

but my fingers keep pickin' this one old rag 

It goes on it's the same old song 

some of it is right ad some of it is wrong 

Oh, no his name was Jones 

I could tell right away he was still feathers and bones 

Coyote howlin' underneath the yellow moon 

sayin' don't make your mind up so soon.

 

Dog on the Street

All of your love is gone, what will you do? All of your love is gone, what will you do? 

I dream I color I dream in red, I dream of everything you said to me 

that a life long on beauty had been a long long time from me 

but there's no use in gettin' me all worked up 

and there's no use in gettin' me all jerked up to see 

that my love is so far away from me 

I saw a dog, lying in the street 

His master called to him but he didn't rise up on his feet 

I saw a man, kneeling on the ground 

His master called to him but he did not hear a sound 

Who controls the universe? I think I control it with my mind. 

Who controls the universe? I think I control it with my mind. 

I saw a fly buzzing by the window but I didn't take his life 

I saw a man leading someone by the hand it was his wife 

Who controls the universe? I think I control it with my mind. 

And if you don't see what I'm sayin', boy you are really blind 

(Tempo changes again) 

And now the train whistle blows in my ear 

and how I wish that you were coming home 

and now I'm ten miles high in the sky 

and the stars are lonelier than you'd ever know 

and I'm ten inches tall in the mirror 

you know I hate to be alone 

All of your love is gone, what will you do? All of your love is gone, what will you do? 

I dream I color I dream in red, I dream of everything you said to me 

that a life long on beauty had been a long long time from me 

but there's no use in gettin' me all worked up 

and there's no use in gettin' me all jerked up to see 

that my love is so far away from me.

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