Here Comes The Zoo

Title: Here Comes The Zoo
Released: March 5, 2002
Producer: Jack Douglas
Publisher Pending
Assistant Engineer: Jason Mariani
Mixed by: Nick DiDia
Second Mix Engineers: Ryan Williams & Karl Egsiker
Additional Assistance: Maureen Doran, John Hanti & Max Velez
Recorded at: It Is What It Is Studios, Weehawken, NJ; Unique Studios, New York, NY; Harariville, Weehawken, NJ; Skyline Studios, New York, NY
Mixed at: Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by: George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Demos recorded by: Andy Gerber at Million Yen; Areos Ledesma at The Dust Lounge
Drums: Brian St. Clair
The usual: Scott Lucas
Vocals & guitar: Wes Kidd, Maxton Koc, Josh Homme
Vocals: Gabe Rodriguez, Jerry Only, Shanna Kiel
Violin & vocals: Simantha Sernaker

Songs:

1. Hands on the Bible
2. Half-Life
3. Son of “Cha!”
4. 5th Ave. Crazy
5. (Baby Wants to) Tame Me
6. Rock & Roll Professionals
7. Keep Your Girlfriend
8. Creature Comforted
9. Bryn-Mawr Stomp
10. What Would You Have Me Do?

Lyrics:

Hands on the Bible (3:57)

Hands on the Bible
Scared like a child
God holds you liable

For what you’ve done
Homicidal
Stare down your idols
Pretty baby
Never born
You can’t believe it
You didn’t mean it
But they saw you do it and they know your name
Rats in the attic

Toys in the cellar
She’s an addict
And he wants to learn
Hands on the Bible
Egomaniacal
As you screw yourself into oblivion
Worn and faded
Stoned and jaded
You’ll have to face it

On your own
Smashed on the pavement
Stunned in amazement
Everything you make comes crawling back to you
You can’t believe it
You didn’t mean it
But they saw you do it and they know your name
So hands on the Bible
Scared like a child

God holds you liable
For what you’ve done
Homicidal
Stare down your idols
A pretty baby never to be born
You can’t pretend that you don’t know the reason
For the the repent that you saw
Hands on the Bible (x4)

Half-Life (3:39)

Three, four
Half-life, welcome the worst
Born to your station and your station’s a curse
Daddy says “wait and see”
Ain’t seen the sun since 1973
Half-life, fake your claim

Fallin’ asleep and wakin’ up is the same
Half alive and half dead too
Work is for suckers and the sucker is you
You know the lies they tell are told until they’re true
You know they hardly ever (Yeah, I’m fallin fast)
You know they hardly ever (I’m not gonna last)
Ya want it, they got it
It’s just circumstance
You know they hardly ever give a leper a chance

Half-life (x3)
Or no life at all
Half-life and all fucked up
You’re born with nothing, better make it enough
Pat on the back, kicked in the teeth
Alcohol will be your only relief
You know the lies they tell are told because of you
You know they hardly ever (Yeah, I’m fallin fast)
You know they hardly ever (I’m not gonna last)

Ya want it, they got it
It’s just circumstance
You know they hardly ever give a leper a chance
Half-life (x3)
Or no life at all
You know the lies they tell are told until they’re true
You know they hardly ever (Yeah, I’m fallin fast)
You know they hardly ever (I’m not gonna last)
Ya want it, they got it

It’s just circumstance
You know they hardly ever give a leper a chance
You know they hardly ever (Yeah, I’m fallin fast)
You know they hardly ever (I’m not gonna last)
Ya want it, they got it
It’s just circumstance
You know they hardly ever give a leper a chance
Half-life (x3)
You know they hardly ever give a leper a chance

Son of “Cha!” (3:17)

If you want it, then it’s great
If you don’t, you’ll have to wait
Doctor, help me medicate
Doctor, give it to me straight

If you got the stink of luck

Find a moviestar to fuck
Come on like a semi truck
I said “all night”
Thinking what you coulda been
Thinking what you shoulda been
Left without a decent friend
Not now, not then
Sell my life in stock and trade

Making like you got it made
If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Bailing through my barricade
Living and in love with me
If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Don’t wanna break down
Yeah (x3)

Passin’ up your salad days
Creepin’ up on middle-age
Chasin’ down the latest craze
Oh yeah, all-right
If you want it, then it’s great
If you don’t, you’ll have to wait
Doctor, help me medicate
Doctor, give it to me straight
Living and in love with me

Bailing through my barricade
If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Sell my life in stock and trade
Making like you got it made
If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Don’t wanna break down
Sell my life in stock and trade

Making like you got it made
So if you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Sell my life in stock and trade
Making like you got it made
If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Sailing down my barricade
Living and in love with me

If you want another
You know me, I got nowhere to be
Don’t wanna break down
Yeah (x4)

5th Ave. Crazy (2:37)

My pockets are out
You’ve got me upside-down

I’ve gone 5th Ave. Crazy
Flat on my face
I feel your hands on my waist
I’ve gone 5th Ave. Crazy
This is what I want, I guess
Agin’ fast and out of gas
Fissures are cracked
But there’s no goin’ back
Cuz we’re both fuckin’ crazy, we’re 5th Ave. Crazy

Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
Red means go

Again, it’s really pathological the paths you take
But you can’t change, and you know you should
I’ve gotta air out
I’ve gotta dry out
But the deal was to go and go until we’re dead
We’re dead
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
Give me money, give me blow

Don’t slow down cuz red means go
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
Red means go (x3)
5th Ave. Crazy (x4)
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know

Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
(5th Ave. Crazy)
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know

(5th Ave. Crazy)
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go
(5th Ave. Crazy)
Oh my God, I love it so
And that’s all you need to know
(5th Ave. Crazy)
Give me money, give me blow
Don’t slow down cuz red means go

5th Ave. Crazy
Red means go
5th Ave. Crazy
Red means go
5th Ave. Crazy
Red means go
5th Ave. Crazy

(Baby Wants To) Tame Me (9:14)

Framed
I’m framed in love again
Peaking at the end
Baby wants to tame me
So afraid to live a life alone
She’ll make a happy home
But only if she’ll tame me

Hey, I’m driving her away
Lacking what you crave
Back and forth I’ll sway
Driving her away
Hey, nothing good can stay
Black and white to gray
Back and forth I’ll sway
Guess I’ll never be what she sees in me
Baby wants to tame me

Blame
She knows something’s wrong
She’s seen it all along
But she don’t want to blame
So afraid to live a life alone
She’d make a happy
Baby wants to tame
Hey, I’m driving her away
Black and white to gray

Back and forth I’ll sway
Driving her away
Hey, nothing good can stay
Lacking what you crave
Back and forth I’ll sway
I’m driving her away, away, away
Hey, nothing good can stay
Black and white to gray
Back and forth I’ll sway

Yeah
I guess I’ll never be what you see in
I guess I’ll never be what you see in
I guess I’ll never be what you see in me
Baby wants to tame me

Rock & Roll Professionals (4:06)

One
Two
One
Two
One
Two
One, two, three, four
When the rock & roll professionals roll into town you know they’re well paid

You got it
They’ll meet you and they’ll greet you and then after the show someone will get laid
You got it
Press the flesh and maybe they will make nice
You got it
Press the flesh, but only for the right price
Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for dollars, baby

Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for real estate
Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for lawyers, baby
Rock & roll professionals
Am I doin’ great?

Yeah! (You got it)
Yeah! (You got it)
Yeah! (You got it)
The rebellion that they’re sellin’ would do better sellin’ on the TV
You got it
Gone from flippin’ burgers to just rockin’ and rollin’ for the Burger King
Check the charts and see how you are doin’
You got it
Check the charts and see who you are foolin’

Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for dollars, baby
Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for real estate
Rock & roll professionals
Rockin’ for lawyers, baby

Rock & roll professionals
Am I doin’ great?
Yeah! (You got it)
Yeah! (You got it)
Yeah! (You got it)
Yeah, you know (You got it)
And who the fuck you foolin’?
No song is too sacred and that’s what makes em so professional

You got it
It’s all about the Benjamins so come on, let’s hear it for the rock & roll
You got it
For the rock & roll (x4)
One, two, three, four (For the rock & roll)
You got it

For the rock & roll (You got it)
For the rock & roll (You got it)
For the rock & roll (Yeah, yeah)
For the rock & roll (x4)
You got it

Keep Your Girlfriend (3:10)

Keep your girlfriend away from me
Just advice I’m givin you for free
Wanna have everything I see
So keep your girlfriend
Keep your girlfriend

Keep your girlfriend away from me
Got no sense of comradery
I’ve got a couple hits of ecstacy
So keep your girlfriend away from me
I will
Here we go, yeah I know how to get it
I will
Got no code and I wanna push the limits
I will

Get so low and I wanna wallow in it
I will
So keep your girlfriend
Keep your girlfriend
Keep your girlfriend away from me
Keep your girlfriend away from me
Don’t talk to me about honesty
Don’t talk to me about loyalty
Don’t talk to me about a goddamn thing

Just keep your girlfriend away from me
I will
Here we go, yeah I know how to get it
I will
Got no code and I wanna push the limits
I will
Get so low and I wanna wallow in it
I will
So keep your girlfriend

Keep your girlfriend
I will
Now you know, I’ve exposed my intention
I will
Got no soul, and I love my infection
I will
Wanna know how it feels when she gives in
I will (x4)
Keep your girlfriend away from me

Keep your girlfriend away from me
Yeah, we’re comin’ to the time when we reach the bitter end
Everything is ripped and broken
Everything is cracked and bent
You won’t ever know my mind
You won’t ever comprehend
This is nothing to do with your girlfriend
I will (x16)
Keep your girlfriend away from me (x3)

Keep your girlfriend (x5)
I will (x4)
Keep your girlfriend away from me

Creature Comforted (4:10)

All the Thai food and the Must See TV
Yeah

Keeps ya subdued and unable to breathe
Yeah
Chase a carrot stick in your Volkswagon Bug
Yeah
All the limp dicks and their verility drug
And the Chinese pugs
Yeah
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed
We’re creature comforted

Don’t need anything, we all get what we want
And we want
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed
We’re creature comforted
Don’t need anything, no there’s nothing at all
And you’re tucked in tight, you sleep alright, and you won’t bite
We’re all defanged and declawed
It’s the satellite, and your DVD
Yeah

It keeps you inside, it keeps you off of the street
Yeah
And the payments: payments keep you alive
Yeah
Cell phone nation, it gets one at a time
America Online
Yeah
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed
We’re creature comforted

Don’t need anything, we all get what we want
And we want
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed
We’re creature comforted
Don’t need anything, no there’s nothing at all
Like dominoes in neat little rows, you are what you owe
Yeah
Yeah
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed

We’re creature comforted
Don’t need anything, we all get what we want
And we want
Hey, come one, we’re all defanged and declawed
We’re creature comforted
Don’t need anything, no there’s nothing at all
And it keeps you down in Surround Sound until you drown
We’re all defanged and declawed
Declawed

Declawed
We’re all defanged and declawed
Declawed
Declawed

Bryn-Mawr Stomp (2:41)

You feel desensitized

You feel numb
You wanna word it right
But you’re dumb
You’re still shakin’ it
The night is young
You know you’re blowin’ it
So hold your tongue
Livin’ on foolish notions
Livin’ on aches and pains

You’re pullin’ up stakes and leavin’
You’re lookin’ for somebody to blame
There’s been an accident
But no one knows
Get out the linament
Holes in your nose
You’re still shakin’ it
The bars are closed
You know you’re blowin’ it

That’s how it goes
Livin’ on foolish notions
Livin’ on aches and pains
You’re pullin’ up stakes and leavin’
You’re lookin’ for somebody to blame
Livin’ on foolish notions
Livin’ on aches and pains
Lookin’ for a place to do it
Send a message to the brain

And I don’t want what we’ve been given
Easy sex and easy livin’
See what’s next and see who’s taken
Don’t wanna check to see who’s fakin’
You feel desensitized (x4)
Livin’ on foolish notions
Livin’ on aches and pains
You’re pullin’ up stakes and leavin’
You’re lookin’ for somebody to blame

Livin’ on foolish notions
Livin’ on aches and pains
Lookin’ for a place to do it
Send a message to the brain
And I don’t want what we’ve been given
A foolish notion (x3)

What Would You Have Me Do? (25:15)

Can you just go home defeated?
Take your pride and eat it
Crawl back beaten
Sources are depleated
Can you take the final hit and admit that you were wrong?
Don’t even call it even
Bleedin’ is beliving
Former well-being

We’re closing for the season
Can you take the final hit and admit that you don’t belong?
Beaten 6 ways til Sunday
Beaten 6 ways til Sunday now
You’re gonna have to leave it
You know you’ll never need it
Wait til you see what we’ve planned for you
An entertainment
So come on, come on comeuppence

You really are the star of the show right now
It’s an estrangement kind of strange
When clichés are true
Beaten 6 ways til Sunday
Beaten 6 ways til Sunday now
And I am sorry to enjoy this
But what would you have me do?
What would you have me do?
Can you just go home hated

Half intoxicated
Hopelessly outdated
And not appreciated
Can you take the final blow and know that you fucked up?
Go state the overstated
Keep it complicated
The over educated
That hope you’ll never make it
Can you take the final blow and know they won’t be shutting up

Beaten 6 ways to Sunday
Beaten 6 ways to Sunday now
You’re gonna have to leave it
You know you’ll never need it
Wait til you see what we’ve planned for you
An entertainment
So come on, come on comeuppence
You really are the star of the show right now
It’s an estrangement kind of strange

When clichés are true
Beaten 6 ways to Sunday
Beaten 6 ways to Sunday now
And I am sorry to enjoy this
But what would you have me do?
Baby’s outta town but I see the light on
What are you up to now?
Headin’ for the gun, I can see rock bottom
No one will help you now

Beaten 6 ways to Sunday
Beaten 6 ways to Sunday now
Gonna have to leave it
You know you’ll never need it
Everything has been cut and dry for you
An entertainment
So come on, come on comeuppence
You really are the star of the show right now
It’s an estrangement kind of strange

When clichés are true
Yeah
Beaten 6 ways to sunday
Beaten 6 ways to sunday now
And I am sorry to enjoy this
But what would you have me do?
What would you have me do? (x5)
Beatin’ 6 ways to Sunday (x6)
Hold tight

It’s New years Eve
It will be cold tonight
Kill the heat
And shut out all the lights
And cut the phone line too
Alright
We don’t need nothing but cyanide
Pulled out teeth won’t be identified
What would you have me do?

You got it
Hold tight
It’s New years Eve
It will be cold tonight
Kill the heat
And shut out all the lights
And cut the phone line too
You got it
Alright

We don’t need nothing but cyanide
Pulled out teeth won’t be identified
What would you have me do?
You got it
Hold tight
It’s New years Eve (You got it)
It will be cold tonight
Kill the heat (You got it)
And shut out all the lights

And cut the phone line too (You got it)
You got it
Alright
We don’t need nothing (You got it) but cyanide
Pulled out teeth (You got it) won’t be identified
(You got it)
What would you have me do?
You got it
(In background throughout rest of song:

You got it.
Gimme money, gimme blow
Keep your girlfriend
Yeah, I’m falling fast, I’m not gonna last)