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Leaving Wonderland... In A Fit of Rage


Track Listing: Click each track title for the complete lyrics.

  1. Blackbird
  2. Devil Woman
  3. Gin And Money
  4. Star Baby
  5. I Burned The Bed
  6. Irene
  7. Emperor
  8. Good Times
  9. I Must Have Been Dreaming
  10. Memphis
  11. Thank You
  12. Down The Drain
 

Black Bird  (Wozniak)

Blackbird came to me
She sang her melody,
Yeah she sang,
I promise you I won’t fly away
Blackbird tell no lies
Blackbird you caught my eye,
But the Raine
Has taught me that you will fly away,
Just as soon as the skies turn grey

Thank you Raine...
Thank you Raine...
Wash away all my pain
Every time I call your name

Blackbird in my pie
Beautiful clouds,
Beautiful skies today
You’ll chase them until your dying day

Thank you Raine...
Thank you Raine...
Wash away all my shame
Every time I call your name

When I’m sad you soothe my soul
You give love like it’s easy, yeah
Come this springtime
All your seeds they grow,
When Blackbirds come and go

Blackbird...  tell no lies
Blackbird...  tell no lies
Blackbird...  tell no lies
Blackbird...  tell no lies
Thank you Raine for clearing my eyes

Devil Woman  (Wozniak)

I, I love a devil woman
I, I love a dangerous girl
We can shake it all night, yeah
Yeah, I’ll make you feel alright

Sultry lady walk on by
She may have some other guy
But I don’t care I’m on my train,
Yes and mama... I’m coming home

I, I love a devil woman
And I, I love a dangerous girl
Our bodies moving in time, yeah
Yeah, I’ll make you move all night

Lots of people say she’s crazy
Man I must be crazy too
I don’t care, I tell you one thing,
Yeah mama, I’m coming home to you

And you and I together
We’re a match and gasoline... burning
And you and I together
Like we’re only seventeen... learning
And you’re the only woman
Who has ever truly been... my baby
And you’re the only woman
Who has ever truly been... my favourite
You’re my favourite little girl

I, I love a devil woman
I, I love a dangerous girl

Gin and Money  (Wozniak)

Sad eyes,
I can tell you’re thinking honey
I can see it in the back of your mind, yeah
It’s a cold night
I got cocaine, gin and money
Let’s take it to the back of my ride, yeah
So you want to call me daddy
Girl you can call me anything you like
Ooh, you ‘re so fine

You’re going to push me baby,
Right to the edge of right and wrong, alright
You’re going to push me baby,
Right to the edge and go beyond, and you’re right,
I’m a bad guy
I can tell you’re thinking honey
I can see it in the back of your mind, yeah
It’s a cold night
I got cocaine, gin and money
Let’s take it to the end of the line, yes

You’re going to push me baby,
Right to the edge of right and wrong, alright
You’re going to ride it baby,
Right to the edge and go beyond, that’s right

Love... give me... sin... with me...
blood... pumping... lust... in your eyes

Star Baby  (Wozniak)

Say what you will
You’re my star baby

When you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down
When you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down

Star gazer...
Dream maker, I’m in love with you
I spin the bottle...
And every time it’s landing right on you

So say what you will,
Inside baby

When you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down
When you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down

I’ve been waiting...
Waiting patiently every night
Just to see you...
Just to see your perfect shining light

My heart is like a photograph, [album]
Of all the good times and bad, [and I’ve had some]
Where I miss this girl, and I miss that girl
I don’t miss THAT girl... but sometimes I miss this girl
But you, you’re my star baby
You’re my star baby

And when you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down
When you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down
Aw, when you coming down
When you coming down
Come on down

I Burned the Bed  (Wozniak)

This bed is tear stained, yeah
And you lit a fire of no return
So I warm my bones and watch it burn
Burn... delivering my soul
And I’m free from your mind control
Yes I’m free from your mind control
I watch it burn to the ground, Oh
Oh... oh.

I see ashes where we made love,
Where I held you near,
Where I gave you my soul, Oh
Oh... oh.

Woman!

Burning
Burn... delivering my soul
And I’m free from your mind control
Yes I’m free from your mind control

Irene  (Wozniak)

Irene I’m leaving
Yes Irene I’m leaving
But Irene don’t be grieving,
It’s just time to get on board
I’m going to meet him
Meet my lord in heaven
Ain’t no time for packing,
It’s just time to get on board
When he comes a calling,
Ain’t nothing you can do but turn and go

[break]

I’m going to heaven
Yes I’m going to heaven
Like a 747 flown by the lord
When he comes a calling,
Ain’t nothing you can do but turn and go

Irene I’m leaving
Yes Irene I’m leaving
Yes Irene I’m leaving
Yes Irene I’m leaving

Emperor  (Wozniak, Birch)

Ride my bike,
I ride it everywhere,
Like a ghost... sailing the road
O’, on my bike I’m the emperor

All alone, safe in my room again,
Out the window staring at clouds,
Oh, in my room... I’m the emperor

[… proceed to rock.]

In my life, I choose everything
If you ask me, you’re all the same
Oh, in my life... I’m the emperor

One day... I’ll be gone
You’ll be just sitting there...
... wondering what happened to John

Oh oh oh, I’m the emperor
Oh oh oh, I’m the emperor
Oooooh...
Oh, oh, oh oh, yeah!

Loneliness,
Just when I thought it was over, it started again

Good Times  (Wozniak)

(Do be de do, do be de do do do
Do be de do da do da, do da do da do)

When life has got you down,
And everything about it makes you blue,
Pick up, keep moving on,
‘Cause that’s the very best thing you can do
Say hey Woz whatever this is... it’s alright.
Hey John this too shall pass,
It’s a season in your life, yeah... yeah

Well I’m kicking down the back streets
And people want to break my stride
Everyone has a time when they lose their pride
But when I’m old and in my chair,
Thinking back... looking back,
What will I remember?
All the good times... they were alright

(Do be de do, do be de do do do
Do be de do da do da, do da do da do)

When every morning brings,
A struggle just to get up from the bed,
Say hey man whatever this is... it’s alright.
Hey man this too shall pass,
It’s a lesson in your life, yeah... yeah

Well I’m kicking down the back streets
And people want to break my stride
Everyone has a time when they lose their pride
But when I’m old and in my chair,
Thinking back, looking back,
What will I remember?
All the good times... they were alright

(Do do do...)

I Must Have Been Dreaming  (Wozniak)

You said you never could hurt me
If I believed it man was I ever dumb
You sing the words very sweetly,
but girl you’re as cold as the town you’re from

Why was I wasting my time, wasting my days,
thinking about you?
Oh oh oh... oh oh oh... oh oh oh
I must have been dreaming

Since the day that I met you,
We both knew that there was something about it
But, oh when we got together,
Nothing could have lasted through the chaos you started

Why was I wasting my time, wasting my life,
I’m better without you.
Oh oh oh... oh oh oh... oh oh oh
I must have been dreaming

Are all your triumphs so empty?
Are you winning, are you out breaking boys, Angel?
Are all your knock-knock jokes still funny, Angel?

Why was I wasting my time,
Wasting my breath, talking about you?
Oh oh oh... oh oh oh...

And if I thought at the time
there was something special about you, oh
I guess I must have been dreaming
Yeah I must have been dreaming
I must have been dreaming
I must have been dreaming

Memphis  (Wozniak)

I am going
Down the long lonesome road to Memphis
And I have come
From the valley of the damned to Memphis

My love has gone
With the devil to the well of poison
But I declare,
I drank my fill from that well of poison

The lord’s going to save my soul,
Somewhere in the hills of Memphis
And the lord’s going to rest my bones,
Somewhere in the hills of Memphis


Thank You  (Wozniak)

You are the reason
for all the changes I have known
(Oh oh oh oh)
You are the season
for all the memories that I own
(Oh oh oh oh)

And I thank you from my heart
And I thank you from my soul
And pray we never part,
‘til bells in heaven toll

You are the reason
that I wake up on rainy days
(Oh oh oh oh)
You are the reason
I am the man you see today
(Oh oh oh oh)

And I thank you from my heart
And I thank you from my soul
And pray we never part,
‘til bells in heaven toll

I used to run, I was wild and free,
But I was lost, like no man should ever be,
Until the day when you took my hand,
And led me from that life to this Promised Land

And I thank you from my heart
And I thank you from my soul
And pray we never part,
‘til bells in heaven toll

You are the reason
for all the changes I have known

Down The Drain  (Wozniak)

I’m staring down the drain,
(of the sink in the bathroom) 
Oh oh...
In a cloud of pure cocaine
(and I think what have I done) 
Oh oh...
If you ignore me I swear I’ll go insane

So kiss me like before...
the madness started
And hug me like before...
our love departed
Oh Angel do you wish we never started

(I wish...)
You could be my girl again
That’s all I ever wanted
Oh you could be my girl
I only ever wanted you
Yeah you could be my girl again
That’s all I ever wanted,
And to God I swear
O’ God I swear it’s true

I’m staring down the drain

Special  (Wozniak)

You’re so complicated,
It takes prophets, poets, sages
to decipher everything you say and do
I’m so scattered, flattered you would brave my clutter
I’m utterly enthusiastically in love with you

You are special, and in your arms
I’m special too

You and I believe in one belief
That covers toxic lovers
You and I are prone to insanity
Glory to the king of Ritalin
A queen who’s impulse driven
Requisite for you to marry me

You are gorgeous, and in your arms
I’m gorgeous too

[break]

You are perfect...
for me

Bang Bang Bang (Live only… for now)  (Wozniak)

Me and you girl, we do it our way
We’re not going to heaven on the judgement day
Do you like doing the devil’s handiwork
Come on, come on girl, come on let’s go
Just cock the hammer baby nice and slow
Now you’re doing the devil’s handiwork

Bang! Bang! Bang! it’s a gun
Hey kid take off and run
They just murdered a man right there in cold blood
Oh no...

In Pensacola I did my time
Ten years on the federal penitentiary line
And I swear I never will go back again

Bang! Bang! Bang! it’s a gun
Hey kid take off and run
They just murdered a man right there in cold blood
Oh no...

Yeah and there’s no danger
from even a Texas Ranger
Dropping the hammer and we’re gone
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

We’re not running away
And we don’t care about the price we pay
We just like doing the devil’s handiwork
Come on, come on girl, come on let’s go
Just one more town and baby one more show
There’s no rest when you’re doing the devil’s handiwork

Bang! Bang! Bang! it’s a gun
Hey kid take off and run
The cops just murdered a man right there in cold blood
Oh no...
Oh no...
Oh no...
...etc

Rosy Rising (iTunes only) (Wozniak)

Rosy Rising
Wake up child and greet the sun
Morning time has just begun
What?  Surprised you’re alive another day
In the time of revelation, yeah
You walk down to the church uptown
And you stand in the fountain looking down
And you think as you listen to the bells of St John’s
(ding... dang... dong)
How so much time has gone
Aw, Rosy Rising
Get your big fat booty out of bed
Stretch your toes and scratch your head
Before life gets wasted on the dead another day
In the time of revelation, yeah

Do do do do, do do do do do do doo...etc

The time of revelation’s come at last
So walk down to the church uptown
And stand in the fountain, don’t look down
And smile when you listen to the bells of St. John’s
(ding... dang... dong)
‘Cause there ain’t nothing wrong
Rosy Rising
Wake up child and greet the sun
Half your life has just begun
What?  Surprised you’re alive another day
Just to have this revelation, yeah
In the time of revelation, yeah
And it’s a heartfelt revelation, yeah


Videos

89x With Marcy Playground

The guys were interviewed for a video short on Specs Howard TV


Toronto Band Interview.

A video from the Live From Toronto Series. An 8 minute expose into the making of the album and getting the group back together.

To view more videos by The Touch check out their site.


Good Times (acoustic)

Filmed in-studio @ FUEL 90.3 (Calgary AB, Canada) by Matt Schichter, using nothing but the internal webcam on his MacBook Pro (top that Martin Scorsese!). 

To view more of Matt's awesome videos, including exclusive interviews & performances by some of music's most interesting artists, visit him on the web @ thebackstagepass


Poppies (acoustic)

Filmed in-studio @ FUEL 90.3 (Calgary AB, Canada) by Matt Schichter


Starbaby (acoustic)

Filmed in-studio @ FUEL 90.3 (Calgary AB, Canada) by Matt Schichter


Sex & Candy

Filmed in Los Angeles, California (Fall, 1997).  Mtv’s #8 video of the year.

Director: The incomparable, Jamie Caliri.

Label: Capitol Records 


Sherry Fraser

Filmed in the Mojave Desert, Indian Wells, California (Summer, 1998).

Directior: Kevin Kerslake Kerslake has directed videos for: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Filter, The Rolling Stones, Breeders, Offspring, Mazzy Star... etc.

Label: Capital Records


Saint Joe On The School Bus

Filmed in Toronto, ON (Spring, 1998).

Directior: Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith (Hammer & Tongs, UK). Garth and Nick have worked with:  Radiohead, Beck, Supergrass, Coldplay, REM, Blur, Eels, Fatboy Slim... and also produced the 2005 feature film, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”  Did we mention they were English?

Label: Capital Records


Comin' Up From Behind

Music featured in the film “Cruel Intentions.” (Movie Soundtrack).  Music and lyrics by, Sherry Fraser (Two Ton Boa).

Directior: Jamie Caliri. Filmed in NY (Winter, 1999), for Capitol Records/Columbia Pictures.

Label: Capital Records


It's Saturday

Filmed in Toronto, ON (Fall, 1999).

Directior: Peter Christopherson, founding member of the infamous 1970’s British “Industrial” music, and performance art group, “Throbbing Gristle.”

Label: Capital Records


Punk Rock Superstar

Filmed at Euphoria Studios (NYC), and on tour with Marcy Playground across the U.S. (2004).

Directior: The legendary NYC art-vlogger, Daniel Liss.

Label: Reality Entertainment