As Good As Dead

Title: As Good As Dead
Released: April 16, 1996
Producers and Engineers: Steven Haigler and Local H
Publisher: The H That Was Local (ASCAP)
Additional Engineer: Andy Katz
Assistant Mix Engineer: Caesar Sogbe
Recorded at: The Carriage House, Stamford, CT. in 1996
Mastered by: Ted Jansen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge at South Beach Studios, Miami Beach, FL.
Island Records, Inc.
Drums: Joe Daniels
Guitar, etc: Scott Lucas

Songs:

1. Manifest Density Pt. 1
2. High-Fiving MF
3. Bound For The Floor
4. Lovey Dovey
5. I Saw What You Did And I Know Who You Are
6. No Problem
7. Nothing Special
8. Eddie Vedder
9. Back In The Day
10. Freeze-Dried (F)lies
11. Fritz’s Corner
12. O.K.
13. Manifest Density Pt. 2

Lyrics:

Manifest Density Pt. 1(0:51)

You’re on to something good but I can’t believe it’s all that matters to you
A fool
Who never seems happy when things are great
It’s too late
Before you can think the thought has entered your mind
And it will be back soon

High-Fiving MF (4:50)

You high-fiving mother fucker (x4)
You’re just a walking billboard for all the latest brands
You’ve got no taste in music and you really love our band
Your haircut is atrocious, been the same since ’83
Your glory days are over and so’s your stonewashed jeans
You crass fat-ass
You stupid steroid fuck
I’ll bet you even named your
Grand prize monster truck
You want me – you can’t pay
You want me – you can’t pay
You want me – you want me
You high-fiving mother fucker (x4)
You’re just a walking billboard for all the latest brands
You’ve got no taste in music and you really love our band
Your haircut is atrocious, been the same since ’83
Your glory days are over and so’s your stonewashed jeans
You crass fat-ass
You stupid steroid fuck
Hi-jack the pit you shit
Male bonding as moose rut
You want me – you can’t pay (x6)
You want me – you want me
You crass fat-ass (x12)
You high-fiving mother fucker (x3)
You high-fiving
You high-fiving mother fucker (x3) You high fiving
You (x9)

Bound For The Floor (3:42)

Born to be down
I’ve learned all my lessons before now
Born to be down
I think you’ll get used to it
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you don’t (x4)
Born to be down
I think that I’ve said this before now
Born to be down
What good is confidence?
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you don’t (x4) And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you don’t (x4)
[And you don't] And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
[And you don't] And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
[And you don't] And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
[And you don't] And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it
You know it’s so pathetic
And you don’t

Lovey Dovey (2:57)

Don’t you hate it when people are in love?
They’re so
They’re so happy
So goddamned happy
Happy
Don’t you hate it when people are in love?
They’re so
They’re so happy
So fucking happy
Happy
I wanna cut you down (x3)
It’s not fair
Crystal clear and glassy-eyed in love
Dave and Heather – you see them fighting all the time
I kinda like that
I kinda need that
‘Cause I just hate it when people are in love
They’re so
They’re so happy
So fucking happy
Happy
I wanna cut you down (x7)
It’s not fair
They’re so crystal clear and glassy-eyed, oh
Cyrstal clear and glassy-eyed in love
Don’t you hate it? (x4)

I Saw What You Did And I Know Who You Are (3:16)

Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe to beat you or cheat you
Maybe it’s twisted
Ham fisted
Imparting the words to impeach you
It’s all right
It’s all right
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
By the hour
The hour
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
The hour
The hour
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe to beat you or cheat you
Maybe it’s twisted
Ham fisted
Imparting the words to impeach you
It’s all right
It’s all right
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
The hour
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
The hour
The hour
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back for me
Maybe the life I’ve left
Maybe the life I’ve left
Maybe the life I’ve left is coming back on me
Coming back on me
Coming back on me
Maybe the life I’ve left (x5)
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
The hour
Maybe – Wanna play?
This one is turning sour by the hour
The hour
The hour

No Problem (4:14)

And I’d like to think that it’s out of fear
When you blow into town maybe twice a year
To check on me, see if I’m still here
And you make me think that it’s my idea
When everything in the world is free
I come to you so easily
You never felt a sense of need
You that I refuse to see
You had me but it’s over now
You had me but it’s over now
It’s no problem
It’s no problem
I’m not really sure why I let you win
Or even why I let it begin
I’ve always been an easy in
And easy out the door again
And I know it’s only because you’re down
That you ever wanna come around
Just a little secret in a little town
You had me but it’s over now
You had me but it’s over now
You’ll get my attention again somehow
It’s no problem (x4)

Nothing Special (3:59)

A one-trick pony in a one-horse town
You’re feeling lonely and the cable’s down
You feel like the only freak in this town
What’s wrong with you?
What’s wrong with you?
What’s wrong with me?
We’ve got a life of scratching tickets at the local Gas & Stop
So suck on another whippit and hear the brain cells pop
I know I’m nothing special
And I know I’m nothing great
I know I’m nothing different
But I just don’t feel the same
What’s wrong with me? (x8)
Can you feel the radiation dragging your sister down?
You won’t feel the alienation and you’ll never leave this town
I know I’m nothing special
And I know I’m nothing great
I know I’m nothing different
But I just don’t feel the same
What’s wrong with me? (x9)
And I could be happy with less I guess if they tell me that less is more
Set a place for me at the table
I won’t be hungry anymore
I know I’m nothing special
And I know I’m nothing great
I know I’m nothing different
But I just don’t feel the same
What’s wrong with me? (x14)
What’s wrong? (x3)
What wrong with me?
With me? (x3)

Eddie Vedder (3:29)

Quarters on the eyes
Rejected sacrifice
Cauterized at best
Failing your litmus test
I know it’s dumb to say, but turnabout’s fair play
Always knew that you were suffering, a fool
You go ahead – as good as dead (x3)
As good as dead
You can go ahead
Okay
I understand, but I don’t want to be your friend
I don’t need another friend
I’ve got too many friends
If I was Eddie Vedder, would you like me any better?
That’s it, I quit
I don’t give a shit
You go ahead – as good as dead (x7)
Coming to a head, you’re as good as dead
You’re as good as dead
You’re as good as dead
That’s it, I quit
I don’t give a shit
You go ahead – as good as dead (x7)
Coming to a head, you’re as good as dead

Back In The Day (3:35)

Well, punk is dead
And, yeah, you’re next
But it seems no one has told you yet
So hardcore you must be sore
You come on like a major threat
Face – I know you like it hard ‘n straight
Face – I think I’ll hang around and wait
Wait (x3)
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Well, take a bow
Harder than thou
You scream “Guilty” like a judge on high
Well, beat them back
the New Jacks
More than music it’s a way of life
Face – I know you like it hard ‘n straight
Face – I think I’ll hang around and wait
Wait (x3)
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Hey, old school – yeah, you were cool
But that was back in the day
Yeah, that was back in the day
Yeah

Freeze Dried (F)lies (4:00)

Abusive excuses are all I have to hold
Use and re-use to explain why I’m so cold
One for headaches, one for stress
But the one for fear’s the one I like best
Abusive excuses they save me every time
The slow slide down
You never can see it
The slow slide down
You always believe it
Destructive impulses, cowardice and lies
Buzzing back to life like freeze dried flies
Flies for love and flies for sex
But the flies for fear are flies I like best
Impulsive destruction is where my talents lie
The slow slide down
You’re trying to change me
It’s all my fault
But you never blame me
It’s in everything we do (x3)
One for love and one for sex
But the one for fear’s the one I like best
This act is a bore but it makes me who I am
This act is a bore but it makes me who I am
The slow slide down
You never can see it
My act is a bore
You always believe it
It’s in everything we do (x7)

Fritz’s Corner (2:51)

Oh, I’m not mad
I’m just bored
And everything I do is only because
There’s nothing much else for me to do
And that includes you
And that includes you
Messing around with you (x3)
Piss away potential
Every day is a waste
And I’m wasted everyday
There’s nothing much else for me to do
And that includes you
And that includes you
Messing around with you (x3)
You see me now a little bit clearer
The face I make when I’m looking in the mirror
It gives me away
The things that I say
You think you know where I’m coming from
The words I say when I’m playing dumb
It gives me away (x4)
One more thing before we go:
I’ve stepped over everyone I know
Everyone I know
Everyone I know
You see me now a little bit clearer
The face I make when I’m looking in the mirror
It gives me away
The things that I say
It gives me away
You think you know where I’m coming from
The words I say when I’m playing dumb
It gives me away (x3)
I’m always ashamed
I’m always ashamed and that’s no way to be (x8)

O.K. (6:53)

Drawing a collective breath
I could cry myself to death and wash this all away
In a flash you were gone
Leaving me a couple of songs that I listen to everyday
And I don’t even care that you were so unfair
I worshipped one time at your feet
Save up our tears
Catalogue all our fears
And give in to the stretching years
Your words hit me just last night
When I saw with the aftersight
What was on your mind
It’s too late to ever change
Things got a little bit strange
You were too far behind
And the reasons I have to live
Are the reasons that you would give to throw it all away
Save and freeze up our tears
Catalogue all our fears
And give in to the stretching years
But that’s O.K.
That’s O.K.
And I don’t even care that you were so unfair
I worshipped one time at your feet
Never heard what was said
All nerve ends are dead
Tinitus ringing in my head
Save and freeze up our tears
Catalogue all our fears
And give in to the stretching years
Drown in my tears
Succumb to my fears
And give in to the stretching years
But that’s O.K.
That’s O.K.
But that’s O.K
I’m not O.K.
But that’s O.K.
I’m not O.K.
But that’s O.K.
I’m not O.K.

Manifest Density Pt. 2 (4:37)

You’re on to something good but it can’t be all that matters (x6)