Doggerel Lyrics

Nomatterday (Francis)

You know, I know that you don't really hate me

But I suppose that I probably irritate you

And furthermore I know that I can relate to you

I'll say I'm sorry in advance for all of my hyperbole 

Don't. Waste. Your. Time. On. Me.

Don't. Waste. Your. Time. On. Me.

 

And you know, I really, really, really care for you

But I see lately you're a little absentee

I'm sure that you have had your fair share, your fair share of me

So why do you come here lately after all that we've been through?

Don't. Waste. My. Time. On. You.

Don't. Waste. My. Time. On. You.

 

It's Nomatterday here we go again

Necromancers bending to and fro

Feels like a Saturday that never seems to end

 

Feast of burden that-away

Beast of famine that-away

Easter Bunny that-away- ay-ee-ay-ay

Don't piss in the fountain

I said whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa

Don't piss in the fountain

I said ay-ay-ee-ay-ay

Don't piss in the fountain

I said whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa

Don't piss in the fountain
 

It's Nomatterday I call up all my friends

And we go dancing at the show

But when the spirits call its all shenanigans 

 

Feast of burden that-away

Beast of famine that-away

Easter Bunny that-away- ay-ee-ay-ay

Don't piss in the fountain

I said whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa

Don't piss in the fountain

I said ay-ay-ee-ay-ay

 

Don't piss in the fountain

I said whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa

Don't piss in the fountain

 

I said hey

I said whoa 

I say hey

I say whoa


Vault Of Heaven (Francis)

there in the vault of heaven

while trying to titrate

I ended up in another case

I went to 7-11 

to try and get me straight 

I ended up there in outer space


there in the vault of heaven 

trying to titrate

I ended up in some dire straits

and that's OK


again to 711 

'cause I think they're pretty great

I ended up here flat on my face

here in the vault of heaven 

just trying to keep me straight

but I ended up still in outer space


here in the vault of heaven 

trying to titrate

I ended up in some dire straits

but that's ok

Dregs Of The Wine (Santiago/Francis)

while I prefer the original version of You Really Got Me

she will defer to the Van Halen version


took the boat to the Hacienda

through swimming pools oh so placid

saw Redd Foxx took a hit of acid

saw the smiling queen of Thailand


and then it's time to go

I said it's time to go

are we gonna make it?

are we gonna make it? 

we gottta face it

are we gonna make it?


we done run out of all our tricks

we flew a plane with lion tamers

back to Brazil in 66

end of the world and I don't blame her


and then it's time to go

it's really time to go

but are we gonna make it?

are we gonna make it? 

we gottta face this

are we gonna make it?


drinking the dregs of the wine 

under the Hollywood sign

drinking the dregs of the wine

'til it's gone


drinking the dregs of the wine 

under the Hollywood sign

drinking the dregs of the wine

there's no more


it has the charm of hepcat circuit jazz

it has the swagger of a snake with arms
 

Haunted House (Francis)
there's a house in English bond

somebody planned to stay

standing out near the button pond

it never went away

 

how many fish do make the shoal?

I cannot count today

what is your wish for this these button holes?

I think I want to stay

 

haunted house all full of ghosts

I'm gonna pass that way

haunted house where I want to go

I'm gonna go today

 

north or south is the only way

I know I cannot tire

a haunted house that's built to stay

is setting me on fire

 

haunted house all full of ghosts

I'm gonna pass that way

haunted where I want to go

I'm gonna go today

 

haunted house where I want to go

haunted house where I want to go

 

somebody planned to stay

it never went away


Get Simulated (Francis)

I don't have pills or the thrills to survive

some say I've never lived but I know I am alive

you always say that I'm living in my head

but I will cry for you long after you're dead

 

get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

 

ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah 


don't have a bike I don't go out very much

all I ever wanted was your skin for to touch

I'll always love you I will always say your name

but if you join me then I'll know you feel the same


get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now


Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

 

let it be said I'm a little narcissist

but my favorite rock and roll is Sealed With A Kiss


get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

get simulated I really get me down now

The Lord Has Come Back Today (Francis)

today's the day

that we're closest to the sun

and everyone's invited

but anyway

tomorrow comes

in this we are united


favorite line

from a song that'll take you back

out of the blue and into the black

favorite sign that the lord ain't comin' back

you'll break your mama if you step on a crack


good times

'cause I know that today's the day

good signs

yes, the lord has come back today


lose your mind 

then you're going to lose track

for all of the things

for what you lack


good times

'cause I know that today's the day

good signs

yes, the lord has come back today


today's the day

that we're closest to the sun

and everyone's invited

but anyway

tomorrow comes

in this we are united


Thunder And Lightning (Francis)

there was a storm today in Chinatown

my favorite vegetable was really coming down

ok, you count the miles 'til lightning turns to thunder

how long until it tears us both asunder?


they started a war today in another land

everything went the way that it all was planned

ok, you count the miles 'til lightning turns to thunder

how long until it tears us both asunder?


ok, you count the miles till lightning turns to thunder

how long until it tears us both asunder?


there was a storm today in Chinatown 

you count the miles till lightning turns to thunder

how long until it tears us both asunder?

there was a storm today

there was a storm today

you count the miles till lightning turns to thunder

you count the miles till lightning turns to thunder


There's A Moon On (Francis)

day after day seems about the same

same old people playing same old games

but some days are different when the moon

shines bright

there's a storm in your brain on a full moon night


there's a moon on 

there's a moon on 

there's a moon on

there's a moon on


don't like to fight don't like to spit

don't like a steak with no pepper on it

no, I don't like to spit and I don't like to fight

don't like to be alone on a full moon night


there's a moon on 

there's a moon on 

there's a moon on

there's a moon on


I can make like a dog and give my tail a shake

make like a frog and go jump in a lake

make like a cock and cock-a-doodle do

make like I'm gonna make love to you


there's a moon on 

there's a moon on 

there's a moon on

there's a moon on


Pagan Man (Santiago / Francis)

once it's gone you'll know

tides and moons ago

pagan man your miles away


once a younger moon

inside this castle new

and you will be miles away


pagan man pagan man

it's on you it's on you it's on you


once it's gone you'll know

inside this castle shows

you will be miles away


pagan man pagan man

it's on you it's on you it's on you

it's on you it's on you it's on you


Who's More Sorry Now? (Francis)

I swept the closet floor

I found some metaphors

a pair of running shoes

and something overdue


I said but who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

you know 

you know

you know


see how much we owe

not much I suppose

for Henry David Thoreau


I said but who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

you know 

you know

you know


don't split your sails over me

no, no

'cause it just don't matter

don't split your sails over me

no, no, no

'cause it jist don't matter


I found a mannequin 

inside a plastic bin


I said but who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

who's more sorry now?

you know 

you know

you know


don't split your sails over me

no, no

'cause it just don't matter

don't split your sails over me

no, no, no

'cause it jist don't matter



You're Such A Saducee (Francis)

you're such a sadducee, so yeah

it's just so sad to see, how's that?

you're such a sadducee 

it's just so sad to see


Your messages to me aren't bad

you've such economy and tact

you've such economy like Deuteronomy


you think that you and me should chat

but you're soliloquy's a drag

I think that you and me are like ventriloquy 


I'm turning around

I'm turning around

You're burning it down

Doggerel (Francis)

three pretty boys did Gabriel get

the youngest George by name, Sir

a funny dog, not favored much

by fortune or by fame, Sir


down in the cold rain

down in the valley, bottom of the hill

1st Baron Colraine

Gabriel Hanger has sent a bell


on the road to somewhere

on the road to nowhere its the same to me

with a band of robbers or down the bottom, bottom of the sea 


I'll never wander again

I'll never wander again

I'm gonna stay to the end here with you


I'll never wander again

I'll never wander again

I'm gonna stay to the end here with you, here with you