Lyrics from the Potentially Violent EP by Friends of John’s

All songs by Yoav Gerber

 

1. Send Someone Else to Thank Them

 

Its got danger written all across

I turn around first to fight them with my flashlight

It’s a battle they’ve never lost

Never to assume, never to debate the higher cause

Just roll with it

Take it off and show them all your sins

And watch them cry in horror

Escaping, through open doors

Believing that I am seems just enough to make it that although

Im always sure

Nothing can remain, noting can upset the higher cause

Just roll with it

Shake it off and show them all your sins

And watch them disappear

 

Show me another side

This ones getting worn around the edges

Nevermind

Send someone else to thank them

 

Explain how, it came to be

Nothing can appear, nothing can create

Speechless, theyre left alone outside

To try their being on their own

Just roll with it

Take it off and show us all your sins

And watch us fill with light

Illusion, is always where you wanted it to be

And Im worn down, set, bound

Besides, I roll with it

I take it off and show them all my sins

And stay to hear them sing

 

Show me…

 

Show me the grace and Ill be left unwound

Im just like everybody hanging around

Call my name, and set my bounds

Give me today just to make my way back to the edge

 

Show me…

 

2. This Ends Well

I spend my time surviving

Just to miss another day

Well, it just doesn’t seem right

When you look at it that way

I plant myself on top of it

To crush it with my soul

But even under the sheer weight

Of my being it wont fold

 

And now it just feels stupid to

Pretend that I don’t care

But I still do…

 

I try to disengage and

I find myself forgotten

They say its all my fault

And I have no reason to doubt them

I pretend it doesn’t hurt

Even though it does

Just a little…

 

Got to find me a chainsaw, chainsaw star

I got to find me a window

To throw myself out

Got to find me a way to

Sway my way down

I got to find me a reason

To throw myself out

 

 

I know you think you know me

But I prefer that you don’t

It makes me feel mysterious

You think its rather cold

I try to create something but

I hate when I succeed

I wish it would stop telling me

That it knows what I need

 

I think I read a book about it

Or even written one myself

Never published…

Got to find me a chainsaw…

 

(And though mistakes define me

And though these feelings show

No one will ever notice

No one will ever know)

They say this is the end but

I feel about the same

I wish I could change everything

I wish that i could change

I pick another reason to

Pretend I don’t exist

It makes it that much easier to

Pretend I can resist

I look into the future and

I see where it began

 

This Ends Well.

 

3. DYGE

Nobody was ever told the right way to let it go

The town was all flustered, nobody would let it to

Some thought that they can fix it

But nobody was sure

Nobody was ever taught the right way

To let it go

Do you get enough of whatever makes you happy?

Buy me a photograph, the times are so ecstatic

Pull me aside there, put me down and let me go

I’ll be feeling bare, I’ll be coming up

Nobody was ever taught the right way to let it go

It was clean, it was simple

But nobody would let it go

Some said that they will fix it

But nobody was sure

Nobody was ever taught the right way

To let it go
Do you…

 

4. Sliced Bread, The Sequel

I’m stepping on stones that seem to feel pain

But, I’m sure they’ll stop whining once I bring the rain

And I’m learning to work with the natives

Tell me all about yourself

 

Not late for anything just not always there

I’m compounded surrounded, reflecting your glare

and I’m learning to channel your powers

Show me all that we can do

 

Like how….

How do you know when youre flying too high?

With the clouds at your feet and the stars in your eyes

How do you know when youre climbing too high?

 

All is allowed within the rules of the game

And I’m getting up early to do it again

I’m learning to cope with their presence

Some things are just as they appear

 

All end begins at the start of the day

And I’m delightfully ignorant of what they all say

I’m learning to work with the natives

I know all I need to know

 

And now…

How do you….

 

5. Go Away

End of the line

I’ve got plenty of time

And I’m getting off to see you

Natures strong and I’m getting along

And I’m telling them all what to do, but…

 

Nobody said when I got into bed

That I’d wake up feeling like this

But the young girl’s gone

And the government’s wrong

So I’m fighting this war with my fists

Go Away!

 

Look at me now

I’ve got plenty of power

Moving ahead in good time

Nothing I’ve seen or heard or believed

Could tell me I never will find

 

Nobody said when I got into bed

That I’d wake up feeling like this

But the young belle’s gone

And the government’s wrong

So I’m fighting this war with my fists

Oh….

 

 

Done for, this isn’t my war

But I’ll be glad to fight it with you

Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow

Done for…

 

Sugar can pop

And can never be stopped

Gentlemen, fire away!

Heard on mine or heard on yours

Syrup to add to your shame

Nobody said when I got into bed

That I’d wake up feeling like this

But the young girl’s gone

And the government’s wrong

So I’m fighting this war with my fists

Oh….

 

 

Done for, this isn’t my war

But I’ll be glad to fight it with you

Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow

Done for, this isn’t my war

But I’ll be glad to fight it with you

Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow

Go Away!

Go Away!

Nobody said when I got into bed

That Id wake up feeling like this

But the young belles gone

And the government’s wrong

So I’m fighting this war with my fists

Oh, end of days

Generational haze

And I’m getting along on my bliss

Oh the young belles gone

And the government’s wrong

And Im fighting this war with my fists

Go Away!

 

6. All About

Watch your thoughts pick up speed

And it just slipped off the tip of your tongue

Let it rise, let it bleed

Youre just remembering something

Don’t expect to know yourself

When youre pretending to be someone else

Don’t align and marry grace

Theyre just judging you, judging you

 

Your desire travels light

And it just fell from the top of your head

Let it roll, keep it bright

Youre just reacting to something

Don’t pretend to know yourself

When youre expecting to be someone else

Don’t align and marry grace

Theyre just judging you, judging you

 

Don’t fight. Don’t fight.

 

All about versions tamed

And it just flew through a hole in your heart

Let it in to become part

Its all a sense of the one thing

Don’t forget to know yourself

While youre pretending to be someone else

Don’t assign and vary grace

Theyre just judging you, judging you

 

Don’t fight. Don’t fight.

Sacrifice and minimize.

Don’t fight. Don’t fight.

Misunderstand and analyze.