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HEAVY META

by Ron Gallo

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1.
Let’s get a house, you and me and your twelve cats We’ll put mirrors on the ceiling We’ll have a bunk bed by the bath You’ll line my mattress with nails One for every time something psycho came out of your mouth Your cavern eyes are preying Your scarlet lips half saying A sales pitch for the circus in your mind Young lady, you’re scaring me Dumbbell right to the temple Carry me to your shrine Dedicated to the prince of the last of your nine lives She waited in the darkest corner all night Until I closed up shop, I turned out the lights Then she begged for me to drive her home I thought about the Kensington Strangler as I was about to say “NO” When we pulled up to her bleeding dollhouse She said, “Park behind the hearse.” I said, “No need. Get out and take your purse.” Young lady, you’re scaring me Remember that time you wrote me two hundred letters, never once to a single reply? Remember they all referenced a love that wasn’t real? Considering we talked maybe one or two times Young lady, you’re scaring me
2.
Put the kids to bed I need you to lie beside me Remind me that I’m dead The guest room Two spools of thread I hide the needles behind the bed With my garter belt and my cigarettes Put the little ones to sleep I need you to tell me lies To fill my empty uninspired mind When we we’re young we said one day Honey you and I, we’re gonna share a grave I didn’t know it’d come so soon The feeling in my belly of living with but not loving you It keeps me longer at the corner store Smiling out of necessity Just showing teeth to keep the peace Working out to induce sleep So as to healthily avoid you When we we’re young we said one day Honey you and I, we’re gonna share a grave I didn’t know it’d come so soon Put the kids to bed It’s about time I assume my role Just hiding my black holes Beneath blankets of love gone cold
3.
Well I just want some truth Yes I just want the truth Stay close to the ground Because everything above the billboards And everything above the highrise Is nothingness The only time that I felt dead The only time I really lost my head Was when I took your medicine No, I don’t need it No, I don’t need it To sound free No You take your medicine You say you feel like a man Because you can’t deal Oh, forget the world You’re just running from the hurt If you face it, you can kill it If you face it, you can kill it Kill off the medicine man, dancing around your head Nothing is sacred
4.
Every single ugly day What am I trying to say? A good line here The idea’s there And it’s scribbled on some bill that I can’t pay Catch 22 since I was twenty two Never ever ever knowing what to do I doubt myself I beat myself down And I’m closer to death when I wake up the next day But I never need anyone when I have you No, I never need anyone It’s easy to blame work, love and weather It’s easy to act like you’ve got it together But behind my door, and on my floor Is a man who can’t stand what he stands for What am I even doing? Is luck a pursuit worth pursuing? The cream will rise Up to your eyes Then bury you there shortly after But I never need anyone when I have you I never need anyone
5.
Why do you have kids? Why did you make children? Falling asleep standing up on the corner With cigarette ash falling in the stroller Why do you have kids? Why did you make children? You gave all baby daddys money for food To the dead eyed street pharmaceutical dude Accidents having accidents Now mother like daughter Father like son R.I.P. next generation Goodnight, honey You’ve got nothing to look up or forward to Why do you have kids? Why did you make children? You beat your son at the grocery store Because he cried a little when his eyes were sore Why? Baby runs around shoeless outside While mama’s dressed to the junkyard nines Feed them garbage so they stop crying They’ll look just like you in no time Accidents having accident Now mother like daughter Father like son R.I.P. next generation Goodnight, honey You’ve got nothing The kids got nothing to look up or forward to No chance
6.
Trying to please everybody You just let everyone down Including yourself Don’t wanna be like the old oak tree Spend my whole life helping everybody breathe Now I’m a bench in a courtroom Everyone is trying to blame it all on me Don’t want to be like the asphalt on the street Spend my whole life letting everybody walk all over me All the pressure and the cracks Now they’re all trying to blame it all on me Trying to please everybody You just let everyone down Including yourself You’ve got to please yourself 1 2 1, 2, 3
7.
She bought new eyes on the black market The kind where history flies by and is erased by her iris I watched the eclipse as the sun drips across her eyelids Her beast lingers where no one else can see A darkness I can’t understand A past I can’t get past A future I can’t feud over I will try to understand you Then I taped her eyes open And crawled into her soul Yes, I stared as she shuddered Because I knew there was a hole A darkness I can’t understand A past I can’t get past A future I can’t feud over Leave everything behind She wanders into the ground Thinks herself down and down Hits the wall at the bottom of it all Then knocks and turns around
8.
You’ve been learning as you go Somehow you’ve only gotten worse You’ve been trying to fill the void But your method’s in reverse Now I can’t stand you Everyone sees what you do not see That you’re insufferable to talk to Everyone else’s little words Are just fluff for your public self-absorption No one can stand you Ever since your baby took off With you clinging to its side You forgot that luck is what made you And you let it eat your insides Good thing you have a little power now Otherwise no one would need you Oh yeah, they’re knocking down your door now So eager to meet you But they can’t stand you I can’t stand you
9.
The rain it did pour She’s storming out the door Slamming her boots against the floor She’s doing everything with force I started a war And all I said was nothing She caught me at a bad time Didn’t like what was on my mind She criticized for my crimes La di da da di da da di die I started a war And all I said was nothing So go on let the silence fly around the room Because all I said was nothing to you The sun it did shine She’s fuming from her eyes You tell me all the time I’ve got to speak my goddamn mind I started a war and all I said was… So go on let the silence fly around the room Because all I said was nothing to you
10.
Oh, she smoked herself into oblivion Oh, her teeth are like the daisies in the yard Colors pouring out her eyes With hips and a heart on trial Crawl into my bed beneath the redwood tree Don’t mind the lion, he’s sweet as can be Just stare into my eyes Let your life pass me by I’ve never done this before Oh, she dances alone naked in the snow Oh, her cheeks are like a Japanese sun I wonder how she’s still alive Juggling knives with other knives Crawl into my bed beneath the redwood tree Don’t mind the lion, he’s sweet as can be Just stare into my eyes Let your life pass me by I’ve never done this before
11.
All of the punks are domesticated All of the freaks have gone to bed All of the pioneers are saved for Information tech Or wrinkled and dead They’re dead Now every room is sterilized All risk is paralyzed Meanwhile, the pop tarts climb the pop charts The blood clots block your heart parts And no one really has anything to say All of the rockstars are behind the bar Serving computers with acoustic guitars It’s a travesty Rock and roll matinee Songs about sunny days Or love in a pretty way All of our expression is uniform All of our food is mostly chloroform It’s not even a secret It’s easily accessible Just like anything on the planet And no one really minds It’s just a sign of the times To numb your dime a dozen mind In a world that gave everyone a voice We have no other choice We’re all so important Tell me about yourself Tell me about yourself Tell me about yourself I will be forgotten in two generations What will have been my big mark? A couple little tears dangling in the dark An impressive collection of digital remarks An apple falls at the park Where your body lay Deep within the clay It’s just another day Where all of the punks are domesticated, all the freaks have gone to bed.

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released February 3, 2017

All songs written by Ron Gallo
Ron Gallo Music Publishing / New West Independent Music Publishing (BMI)


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Produced by: Joe Bisirri & Ron Gallo
Mixed by: Joe Bisirri
Recorded by: Joe Bisirri
Mastered by: Ryan Schwabe
A&R: Kim Buie

Package Design: Ricardo Alessio
Front Cover Photo: Lindsey Gardner
Back Cover/Insert Photos: Gina Panarello
Other Photos: Liz Maney, Devon Bristol Shaw, Eric Tsurumoto, Ron Gallo, Lindsey Gardner, CJ Harvey, Rachel Cabbitt, Ryan Michael White.

Thank you Paige, Mom, Dad, Jerry and my whole family. Thank you to the Divine Oneness. Thank you Joe Bisirri, Dominic Billett, Jerry Bernhardt, Dylan Sevey, Josh Friedman, Matt Kelly, The Lawsuits, Brian Strouse, Brendan Cunningham, Vanessa Winters, Reed Kendall, Satellite Hearts (Keaton Thandi, Justin Pellechia, Lucas Rinz), Kirby Sybert, Rich Domings, Carl Bahner, Jamie Timm, Charlie Shea, Ryan Elwell and all my friends who have brought these songs to life with me over the years. Thank you Philadelphia for a transformative decade and the teachings. Thank you Nashville for welcoming me. Thank you Lindsey Gardner, Chris Sunday, Kim Buie and everyone at New West, DB Burkeman, Alex Collier, Ryan Schwabe, Jackie Nalpant, Dave Kaplan, Carly James, Jeff Colvin, Stephanie Edwards, WXPN, CJ Harvey, Converse Rubber Tracks, Mason Pince, Angela and Ken Becker. Thank you to every person that has ever come to a show. Thank you darkness and thank you light. Thank you to all my past, present and future real friends - there are too many to list and if I forgot someone I would never live it down, and so you know who you are. Lastly and most leastly, thank you Ron Gallo because I couldn't have not not done this without you.

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Ron Gallo Nashville, Tennessee

Straddling the fence; between two (2) mindsets - 1. THE WORLD: is completely fucked and 2. THE UNIVERSE: is inside you. TRYING: to lean more towards the latter.

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