Haggard Cat - Common Sense Holiday

Artist: Haggard Cat
Release: Common Sense Holiday


1. First Words

I don’t pick my fights they pick me
And all your words they stick to me
The more we try the less there’s a winner
My blood runs thin, but my skin is thinner

It’s a sign when we’re falling in line
That our kind is a dying breed
You can try playing with the facts short-term
But you won’t succeed, but you know

At my best I’m still your worst
And of them all, these words came first
Hold me up, don’t hold me back
Today my brain’s under attack

It’s hell, I’m feeling so angry with myself
For the damage I’m doing to my health
And you feed me all I know with your own special twist
I want to defend myself but resist, it’s hell

At my best I’m still your worst
And of them all, these words came first

Take a breath, take a rest, you don’t know what is best
Take a breath take a rest take a hold
Don’t hold me back
Take a breath, take a rest, you don’t know what is best
Take a breath take a rest take control

At my best I’m still your worst
And of them all, these words came first
Hold me up, don’t hold me back
Today my brain’s under attack

2. European Hardware

Why know more when you could know better?
Let’s ignore all common sense
The decent thing to do seems harder
So we bury our fucking heads,
I think I want to immigrate

We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall
We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall
Take what happened before, seal it in a box
Ignore it all,
We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall

And I’m overwhelmed by it
That we’re prepared to stand by it
Borderlines are just there to grease their filthy palms

We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall
We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall

Given the option would you choose to help
Or bury your fellow man?
Without doubt could you still dine out
With their blood all over your hands?
Do you take joy in having something
You know another lacks?
Regardless of never having lost it
You want to take it back

I think I want to immigrate
I think I want to get out
I think I need to wash it off of my hands

We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall
We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall

When it comes down to it
I’ll be no part of it
I see a change, monumental change
Right from the start of it
I’ll break apart from it
Break it brick by brick by brick

We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall we’re building a wall
We are building a wall,
We’re building a wall, we’re building a wall
Take what happened before, seal it in a box
Ignore it all,
What’s done is done, the bastards won
So we’ll build their fucking wall

3. Human Animal

The smell of grease, a businessman’s handshake
Career suicide in a vacuous black hole
I am a shell, I am a passenger
This body is rented and it’s lacking soul

It doesn’t define me
It’s not representative
It’s counteractive and couldn’t mean less to me

Human, Human, Human
Human animal

We’ve rebranded the new smell of sweat
The ugliness has us, a fox in the crosshairs

It’s the second coming
And I choose not to be a man
I choose a chaotic incarnation
Of everything I am

Human, Human, Human
Human animal

It’s the second coming
And I choose not to be a man
I choose a chaotic incarnation
Of everything I am

Futility set in; logic intervened
The dichotomy is all it seems
Human

4. Show Reel

Say what you mean
You’re holding back the way you feel
It never makes the show-reel
Say it again
You’re holding back the way you feel

They’re projecting perfected lives
Watch out, that halo’s a hologram

Say what you mean
You’re holding back the way you feel
It never makes the show-reel
Say it again
You’re holding back the way you feel

My heart’s in conversation with my head
But it won’t move

I know you’re looking for answers
But it’s likely if I knew then so would you
Just speak, just speak

The cheat will repeat, we all have to eat
But I don’t want it back, I don’t want it back
In dark times I romanticise
But I don’t want it back, I don’t want it back
The hurt I cause, the wrong I do
It’s just a reflection of you
And we’ll cycle through, there will be no change
We’re all the same and it’s a fucking joke to me

Say what you mean
You’re holding back the way you feel
It never makes the show-reel
Say it again
You’re holding back the way you feel

5. Rational

You were our hope
You threw us a rope and we swung for you
Hung from a line
Now we’ve ran out of time to have faith in you
We’re losing the sun
All our finest words remain unsaid
And all of your failures
Finally get put to bed

Do you think this is right?
Do you think this is rational?
This was a mistake
From the start it was doomed
And the fallout sensational

They’re drawn to you
You keep them onside out of fear or out of pride
Our paths have changed; two birds, separate stones
Unphased we remain changed and alone

Is it right?
Do you think this is rational?
This was a mistake
From the start it was doomed
And the fallout sensational

Rising tides still eb and flow like the rest of them
With hope speak, discover your voice again
I’m swimming against the crowd
We’re speaking our thoughts aloud

What’s right?
You seem indifferent
You’re selling this lie right before all our eyes
Because you feel insignificant
Do you think this is right?
Do you think this is rational?
This was a mistake
From the start it was doomed
And the fallout sensational

6. Time

I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time
Wouldn’t you like to waste, wouldn’t you like to waste
Wouldn’t you like to waste mine?
I’ve got time on my hands for all of your demands
I’ve got time on my hands and it’s fine
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time

If freedom came like feeling fades
You’d find another thing to crave like nothing changed
If you only knew the lengths I’d go
To feel anything inside me at this stage

I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time
Wouldn’t you like to waste, wouldn’t you like to waste
Wouldn’t you like to waste mine?
I’ve got time on my hands for all of your demands
I’ve got time on my hands and it’s fine
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time

If boredom feels like this then give me chaos
If nothing’s changed, I’ve got a feeling the change will be me
If indifference rears its ugly head, I’m better dead
If you need nothing more I’m up and out
Hold that thought and free my speech
You’ve got a passion you just can’t teach
What’s burning in you has no grounds
Firing at the speed of sound
Slow it down and reattach, I’ve no idea what’s on your mind
But here is some small caveat; I’ve got time, I’ve got time

I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time
Wouldn’t you like to waste, wouldn’t you like to waste
Wouldn’t you like to waste mine?
I’ve got time on my hands for all of your demands
I’ve got time on my hands and it’s fine
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time on my hands
I’ve got time on my hands, I’ve got time

7. Threads

Let the smoke hit the back of my throat
Ice melt in my mouth as I choke
The spinning of thoughts and loosening of words
Diluted and alcohol soaked
Each whispered word sends you further away
As our heads become wise our bodies decay
I’m sent to a place where taste is on sale
I’m secretly hoping to watch your body fail

Today I’ll be consumed with regret
Or consume until I’m forced to forget
I’ll flatten my feelings, distract and detach
But this cycle I’ll never outstep

I’m falling apart at the seams
But what’s worse is it seems that you’re pulling the thread
And all the attempts to regress that I make
Are just kicks to a hornet’s nest
Push it down

I’m thinking of you when I speak of the things
That we’ll do in the ground when we’re dead
I’m standing my ground on the points that I made
When you seemed to have no interest

I’m falling apart at the seams
But what’s worse is it seems that you’re pulling the thread
And all the attempts to regress that I make
Are just kicks to a hornet’s nest
Push it down

Push it down, push it
I’m in a hole, I’m down

8. The Natives

It looks like we’re dying
Out here, but what’s worse;
This death is all by our design
And they’re pulling up the hearse

She won’t speak the language
And he won’t touch the food
But they’ll stay for sun and sea
While they watch their worlds turn blue
The way they want it
And should they choose to stay
They think they’ll get it all both ways

People in boxes, lines in the sand
Fear is all we truly understand
They’ve got you right where they want you

You truly belong here
And everything else is yours to take
Now the outside’s let in
Your precious way of life’s at stake
You have got more right than anyone else here
You can believe anything that you read

Isolate you, control and divide
The lengths they’ll go to keep you on their side
People in boxes, lines in the sand
Fear is all we truly understand

All those lives under the sun
Curse their severed mother tongues
They’ve got you right where they want you

9. Cheat

Nothing’s keeping up my spirits
They’ve been pushed to their limit
There’s no forgetting you

Restless motions have taken hold
You’re feeling caged
Lips curled; eyes crazed
Words fail you
I’m so fucking sad
I’ve wasted every chance I had
I’ve got my health, I’ve lost all else
The only one I cheated was myself

Cheat
Nothing’s keeping up my spirits
They’ve been pushed to their limit
There’s no forgetting you

Books on the shelf, neatly arranged
But the ones you always meant to read
Pick up dust just the same
We have no choice, but we’re okay
To sit and wait for our luck to change

Cheat
Nothing’s keeping up my spirits
They’ve been pushed to their limit
There’s no forgetting you

10. Pearl

Thoughts so neatly split and stored
Compartmentalised in drawers
For fear that one may soon escape
Reminding you of our cursed fate
Knocking loose what little piece
Soothed your restless troubled heap
Of memories only dissolved
With pills dispensed and swallowed whole

You came out of your shell into a headless world
They brought you out just to steal your pearl

One day your troubles will end
It’s all I can do to defend
Your precious mind under attack
More voices to help distract

You came out of your shell into a headless world
They brought you out just to steal your pearl

Hold me close
As you shut down

You came out of your shell into a headless world
They brought you out just to steal your pearl

11. Ghosts Already

I’m blown away, you breathe life to my fears
There’s so many things I wish I could just unhear
But I lost you today and it’s forever too soon
Up with the sun and gone with the moon

Our hope is already dead
Along with the dreams we were fed
I’ll validate you, you validate me
Our hope is already dead
Along with the dreams we were fed
Addicted to living our lives on a screen

Our perfect lives are all that we show
But we’re moving through life uncomfortably slow

Is right really good when it’s from a bad place?
I can’t say that I see any grace
In taking some pictures and following the trappings
Broadcast to the world scared it never happened
I can’t say it’s wrong, can see it’s not in you
If good is in fashion long may it continue

Our hope is already dead
Along with the dreams we were fed
I’ll validate you, you validate me
Our hope is already dead
Along with the dreams we were fed
Addicted to living our lives on a screen

It’s right but for all the wrong reasons
Who are we to interrupt
The whims and wants of the morally bankrupt?
Who bask in our struggle to measure up
Knowing full well that we can’t be enough
So we sell our souls, we have no shame
Just as long as they know our names
I can’t say it’s wrong, can see it’s not in you
If good is in fashion long may it continue
Right but for all the wrong reasons

Our hope is already dead
Along with the dreams we were fed
I’ll validate you, you validate me
Addicted to living our lives on a screen