The Temperance Movement - White Bear

Artist: The Temperance Movement
Release: White Bear


1. Three Bulleits

I ain’t saying more than you’ve been told
Got high on information bought and sold
I need a window where I won’t get fooled again

So you wonder where the world has gone
A sad heart feeling on a setting sun
Get in line with the rest for your daily bread

Crossed hearts and immoral lies
Genuflecting all the ones you despise
Three Bulleits in the morning sun
Dust clouds gonna cover everyone
I said hey hey, come on

I paid silver at the wailing wall
Received no answer but I heard you calling
There ain’t never be a right when it’s all so wrong

Crossed hearts and immoral lies
Genuflecting all the ones you despise
Three Bulleits in the morning sun
Dust clouds gonna cover everyone
I said hey hey, come on

If it’s all you know, then it’s all you get
Pretty vacant when I’m watching
Now a heavy soul need a time to dance
Pretty sacred when I’m searching

Crossed hearts and immoral lies
Genuflecting all the ones you despise
Three Bulleits in the morning sun
Dust clouds gonna cover everyone
I said hey hey, come on

If it’s all you know, then it’s all you get
Pretty vacant when I’m watching
Now a heavy soul need a time to dance
Pretty sacred when I’m searching

2. Get Yourself Free

I saw the counterfeit soft face and fancy
Happy native fizzing in the gypsy wine
Interloper running with the scissors so so
I wonder wonder where the wind will blow you now

Here come the money maker
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Get on the good foot
Get on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

Get on the good foot
Get up on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

Trophy mama kin to all the pressure coming
I betcha money she ain’t gonna let you drown
Gold Virginia steaming on my whiskers so so
Undercover sniffing up a silent storm

Here come the money maker
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Get on the good foot
Get on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

Get on the good foot
Get up on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

Get on the good foot
Get on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

Get on the good foot
Get up on the one you like
Don’t you know that I don’t mind
Get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free
You gotta get yourself free

3. A Pleasant Peace I Feel

Without exception, I’m a sucker for a smile
A little human inspiration to reconcile
I wiggle when I wander
I sizzle when I sink
I get my extras ’cause you know we got a special thing
Without exception
Come on, get down with me
I wiggle when I wander
Come on, get down with me

Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel
Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel

Made my connection ‘neath an unfamiliar sun
A little back-up plan to deal with everyone
A pill to make me happy in a tin up on a shelf
I tell my soul to strangers so I get to know myself
Without exception
Come on, get down with me

Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel
Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel

Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel
Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel

Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel
Beautiful and notorious
Warring factions and a pleasant peace I feel

4. Modern Massacre

Crack chase and I roll it all away
I only said I’d look now
On trial are my civil rights
Another piss in the bowl tonight

I take your blinded eyes
And I say you gotta learn the part now
You gonna leave this world tonight
Lives saved from the judgement coming

Modern massacre
Modern massacre
Modern massacre

Read your tome it said that you’re the centre of the universe

I know when the bull gets out
He’s gonna slay you in the short-go-round
No chain gonna hold him down
Said mama don’t leave ’til the barrel man shouts

She go ooh!
She go ooh!
She get loose
She go ooh!
She go ooh!
She get loose

Who knows what it’s gonna take?
Who knows when it’s gonna break?
Who knows if it’s all forsaken?
Count on me now 1-2-3

We got a modern massacre
Modern massacre
Modern massacre
How you gonna shake it if your paradise is lost

I know when the bull gets out
He’s gonna slay you in the short-go-round
No chain gonna hold him down
Said mama don’t leave ’til the barrel man shouts

5. Battle Lines

Raised my eyes to light beyond the surface
Stretched my fingers upon the virgin sand
Dragged my belly across the open danger
Stimulation few could understand

Blood stain on my moral fibre
Bleached out but it’s never been right
Reclaimed by a hob-nailed hipster reaching for his better side

Who knew I was a fine grind gangster
Heart beating by my only vice
When the money ain’t winning the war
You redraw the battle lines

Further over I spied the weaker brother
Suicidal by his own design
Raised his head up and cried what they had called him
With my blue eyes and a name the same as mine

Hurricane in the natural order
Best dive if you missed the ark
When the high tide pulling you down
You swim like a tiger shark

Who knew I was a fine grind gangster
Heart beating by my only vice
When the money ain’t winning the war
You redraw the battle lines

Blood stain on my moral fibre
Bleached out but it’s never been right
Reclaimed by a hob-nailed hipster reaching for his better side

Who knew I was a fine grind gangster
Heart beating by my only vice
When the money ain’t winning the war you redraw the battle lines

6. White Bear

Wasted in lies and secrets
Bearing colours for a fight that’s not mine
Your love is all that I have
I slip so sweetly into the corners
Where the sun never shines
Hiding my sunbeam underneath my coat

And I never even saw it coming
Until I’d given myself away
Everywhere I go
There’s always something
For killing the man in me

High up on a haze but I’ll be falling
Down on my hands and knees
Everywhere I go there’s always something
For killing the man in me

High price for wisdom do your best
Until the best comes along
Our love is all that I am
We smile so sleekit
Death wish rambles where the shadows are long
Finger my sunbeam like a dirty joke

And I never even saw it coming
Until I’d given myself away
Everywhere I go there’s always something
For killing the man in me
High up on a haze but I’ll be falling
Down on my hands and knees
Everywhere I go there’s always something
For killing the man in me

White bears are marching in time to my every beat
You seem to empty my mind, white bears are all I see
Unwanted, unwilling, untouchable, unworthy, undone

And I never even saw it coming
Until I’d given myself away
Everywhere I go there’s always something
For killing the man in me
High up on a haze but I’ll be falling
Down on my hands and knees
Everywhere I go there’s always something
For killing the man in me

7. Oh Lorraine

Oh Lorraine, why’d you do me like you done me?
Now your name, it means nothing to me, nothing
Yesterday I was drowning in my coffee
But I swear, yes I swear those days are gone gone gone

My beautiful illusion
Swept up by the side of the road
Lucky break like a feather weight
Mistook it for a heavy load
If you’re gonna take something you got to take it all the way

Lorraine is the potion that can slow it down

Oh Lorraine, why’d you do me like you done me?
Now your name, it means nothing to me, nothing
Yesterday I was drowning in my coffee
But I swear, yes I swear those days are gone gone gone

All my lying and abusing
You know I got a manic mind
Some say I’ll never see the light
Been following it all the time
And I’ve got good eyes now for seeing in the dark

Lorraine is the potion that can slow it down down down down

Oh Lorraine, why’d you do me like you done me?
Now your name, it means nothing to me, nothing
Yesterday I was drowning in my coffee
But I swear, yes I swear those days are gone gone gone

8. Magnify

You magnify, you varnish
I kick up stones I expose I is
So rarified to have this
I gotta nose for a cosy place

You take your time and I will be there
Sing out my soul I will be there for you
You take my time and I will be there
Sing out my soul I will be there for you

You terrify, you tarnish
I spill out tones I never knew I had
You rectify, you ravage
Karma commotion on a daily scale

Calling all believers, righteous and deceivers alike
Makers and the takers, givers and receivers alright

You sew the seed you harvest
Some come like a pest in a vestibule
You caught the feed you witnessed
Humiliation on a daily scale

Calling all believers, righteous and deceivers alike
Makers and the takers, givers and receivers alright

You take your time and I will be there
Sing out my soul I will be there for you
You take my time and I will be there
Sing out my soul I will be there for you

Calling all believers, righteous and deceivers alike
Makers and the takers, givers and receivers alright

9. The Sun And Moon Roll Around Too Soon

I know the sun and the moon
They roll around too soon
Good luck, good luck
I take my morning salvation
Slow from my Jerusalem cup
Straight up

Undertones in my bones from the last time
You sell your truth and I will sell you mine
Right or wrong there’s a longing to waste time
Fill up on love and other medicines

I hear you’re wanting some more
I hear you’re wanting what’s yours
I hear you’re wanting some more
I hope you’re getting more

And when the last cycle ceases
I’m sweeping up the pieces of you and me
I’d go to hell’s farthest reaches
To pick you up some peaches and cream
Obscene

Undertones in my bones from the last time
You sell your truth and I will sell you mine
Right or wrong there’s a longing to waste time
Fill up on love and other medicines

I hear you’re wanting some more
I hear you’re wanting what’s yours
I hear you’re wanting some more
I hope you’re getting more

Come lay me wrong
Come lay me right
Come lay me pure unsatisfied

I hear you’re wanting some more
I hear you’re wanting what’s yours
I hear you’re wanting some more
I hope you’re getting more

Undertones in my bones from the last time
You sell your truth and I will sell you mine

I hear you’re wanting some more
I hope you’re getting more

10. I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind

Now I said it would be hard
Yeah I told you so
And now it’s all this psycho-sexual mind warp every night
You say you’ve been robbed of all the things you said you didn’t need
What were you thinking
They were gonna throw you some kind of parade?

Every time you call
I get it every time we talk
My head shapes a colour whichever wiles away the hours

I hope I’m not losing my mind
I hope I’m not losing my mind

I got myself up good and strong and blind
Saw you at full strain
And it brought me right down, right down
Well I never had you pegged as any runner-up
It’s stacked up against you
But it’s always been that way for us

So wicked is the wind that rattles at the door
My toes paint a vision of black holes and tudor in the sky

I hope I’m not losing my mind
I hope I’m not losing my mind

I hope I’m not losing my mind
I hope I’m not losing my mind