Useless!

by Mary's Roommate

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released March 3, 2014

David Billingsley - Guitar, Vocals
Richard Brown - Bass
Lawrence DeGeest - Guitar, Vocals
Erik Nylen - Drums

engineered and mixed by Matt Stein at Swan7 Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Also there was another engineer named Eric whose last name we never got.

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If you spent your life in a black and white room, what would it be like when you first saw color?

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Track Name: Humans Are Useless
We've been fighting in the long war
I've long forgotten what we're fighting for
So I came home, now I'm home

Lay down your arms in our creaking house
I'm coiled up and I'm ready to pounce
But you were just a mouse

And there she was, what can I say
I know the cost but I'll pay anyway
Just for a moment

We're just humans and we are useless

Across the trenches, and down my sights
There's her burning hair and the whites of her eyes
Over and over

Five years of firing guns
On both our sides we were the lying ones
Where'd they send me?

Is something wrong? There's no issue
Because I couldn't touch her, I kissed you
Gently, so tenderly

Just a lie that tells the truth
Track Name: The Least Common Letter
The least common letter
I cannot find you, cam't distinguish
I been searching high and low
How we professionals get our kicks
Which of us is better than
Passing notes thinking like gods
Getting drunk on holy water
I keep it up all for a nod

And it's all in your hand
And you swear and you stand
And you fly and you plan
Tryna talk as a man
Well look at him, look at you
Do you know what to do?
Must find, must find, must find

The least common letter
My hands are shaking, so weak
A dozen four and score hours
Of bare skin and no sleep
For forty days and forty nights I've
Only changed my clothes twice
I bleed 'em down like parasites yeah
Just the kinda sheep we like

And it's all in your hand
And you swear and you stand
And you fly and you plan
Tryna talk as a man
Well look at him, look at you
Do you know what to do?
Must find, must find, must find

The least common letter
Need something, need something
The least common letter
Need something, need something
The least common letter
Need something, need something
Need something, need something now
Track Name: Jesus (the Carpenter)
I've got a beard and long hair
A couple hammers and some nails
If you can pay for the work done
Or do me a favor, I'll do you one
Don't ask for miracles
Cause I haven't got any
Now that's the spirit girl
Forget about prophecy

I'm not that Jesus
I'm just a carpenter
I'm not your savior
I just fashion wood

Now just cause we got the same name
Doesn't mean I play his game
You know can depend on me
For billable hours only
So don't take communion
Just talk to my union
And whether it's hands off or hands on
Two legs at a time I put my pants on

I'm not that Jesus
I'm just a carpenter
I'm not your savior
I just fashion wood
I just fashion wood

My mother's a liar my father's weak
My lady love's a dirty freak
Their love was wrong, our is unclean
We're just not the kind to be redeemed
I'm good at this one thing
It's better than some things
I wanna live irresponsibly
God bless mediocrity

I'm not that Jesus
I'm just a carpenter
I'm not your savior
I just fashion wood
I just fashion wood

I'm not that Jesus
I'm just a carpenter
I'm not your savior
I just fashion wood
I just fashion wood
I just fashion wood
I just fashion wood
Track Name: Straight Through Me
Paint yourself
Stuff your face
finest fineries
It goes straight through me

Fill er up with pills
Turn the mirrors off
Turn on every TV
It goes straight through me

Don't get bored
Too many words
Not enough noise
Not enough noise
It goes straight through me
Track Name: Some Day
Some day, we'll be
Some day, we'll see

Some day, believe