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released April 4, 2009

Written by the runaway five
recorded by the runaway five and tyler pritchard
mixed and mastered by wiley ross




The Runaway Five Chicago, Illinois


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Track Name: Ronald Raygun
we're in bad shape, no sign of day
things'll keep getting worse, time will fade away
near in the future, the machine is high
we will bow to our new lords, we are forced to comply

oh ronald raygun, how could you let this all go down
oh ronald raygun, yeah we're all living underground

in a sci-fi movie, the hero always wins
but this ain't no picture, cold war coming again
if we had lasers or vaporizing rays
we would end the madness, end these darker days

oh ronald raygun, the danger light is flashing red
oh ronald raygun, please end the battle in your head
Track Name: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy
if you pretended not to hear me, i'm not going away
look at me like I'm zombified, never seen the light of day
the air in here is getting damp, and the lights are getting low
its been a long time coming, but but i guess i should've known

crusted blood on the top of my lip
can't fall alseep at night
i'm not going anywhere
without a fight

if you line 'em up i'll knock 'em down, if it makes you feel alive
somebody here's gonna get it tomorrow from a judge or a .45
and if you look you can see me runnin from the gallows pole
i can't change what I didn't create I'm not always in control

just a classic misconception,
when I come around
say good night to the bad guy
i'd only bring you down

say goodnight

fuse is lit, it's a matter of time, there's one way left to choose
what do I get for my life of crime, just one more chance to lose
so don't you grill me, there's no more luck, and my back's up against a wall
i could scream for hours but theres no one to hear my call
Track Name: Grey Matter
i woke up today, feeling like an inspiration
but to my dismay i was left without a choice
filing systems overflowing leaving entropy unchecked
make it go away and replace with something more important

try to define memories that i no longer want
try to assign salience to what needs to be seen
how can i justify to you that all the shit i put you through
won't be just so much wasted time, why should you trust me?

i am made entirely of information
DNA, terabytes of life
but out of all these details, there are few i really need
pointlessly saved data wasting space
when i sing this song, you're welcome to sing along
i know it might make you blush, but give me something to remember us
as we are today

i woke up today, feeling like an inspiration
if i had my way, i'd inspire you
five hundred billion neurons, firing like fireworks
sparking in sequence, sparkling just for you
Track Name: Marahute
oh marahute, please let me fall
i can't protect you now that i feel so small

i lived for a week while you loved me
it's nice to know that i got you to care
i'll bet you're living in your mountain hideaway
i was never invited there

oh great symbol, flying through the sky
something to up to, where you can't hear my cries
Track Name: Let's Vote!!!
i used to be an intern, the dirty jobs were mine
and now i scour campus looking for students to sign
campaign contributions of the carnal kind
see you at work on monday, back to the daily grind

hey hey
petty authority

scratch my back, i'll scratch yours for days
and you'll never get the marks out
one good turn deserves a raise
and we're never falling down

i used to vote my conscience, i was a boy to respect
but now i've learned some new tricks
the perks of having checks
politicians focused on prestige and power
and i hope you've learned how to lobby by the hour