The Pale Horse

by Michael Psycho

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1.
One day, my dad was stinking drunk. He had a tale to tell. It helped me to explain a lot Why I have lived to fail. You see, my mom and dad had Once gone through a big ol’ fight. They followed up with angry sex To try to make it right. “Pull out!” she said. “Pull out!” “I can’t!” he said. “I can’t!” And that’s how I was born According to my dad. My mom would always tell me I was just an “accident”. I’m glad I got some clarity On what she really meant. I’m glad my dad had opened up With such a tale to tell. It perfectly explained My pointless presence very well. “Pull out!” she said. “Pull out!” “I can’t!” he said. “I can’t!” And that’s how I was born According to my dad.
2.
Pole 69 02:48
There was a time just then Death and fear had them in a clench Never was a planted seed Nothing they proclaimed got took by heed People who have had enough Took it to the bridge and took the plunge No more messed up head Now they're just a stat in the number dead Pole 69 Has cured what ailed them every time
3.
I hope that you're aware You mean so much to me And that is why I need To save you from myself You are unselfish And I feel so grateful But I can't put you Through what's about to Drag me down I want to see you have the best Of what you need because I know that's what you Rightfully deserve That's why I'm begging you To move on far away from where I volunteered to choose my battleground You have the light inside That died inside of me So long ago It's not that I don't want to Believe you when you say That things are gonna be okay When I don't see a thing that way I hope you're right someday Because if I am wrong I'll be alive And well And no matter what becomes of me I know you're going to find Some happiness And you will be just fine Goodbye You're gonna be just fine Goodbye I'm grateful that we've had this time
4.
Why can't you try to be free Why can't you stand up for what you feel Why do you complain and still get used Why do you fall down and kiss the boots Why can't you stand up to be free Why don't you fight for what you need Why aren't you pissed off at what you see Maybe you need to listen to me Why can't you try to be free Why can't you stand up against the greed Why do you complain then still get used Why do you fall down and lick the boots Why can't you stand up to be free Stop groveling upon your knees Why aren't you pissed off at what you see Fuck you if you don't listen to me
5.
That's That 01:48
If people don't want to get with me If people don't understand me If people don't want to accept me That's their problem. They say anything they want But they never want to talk And they never ever listen And they never ever walk their talk But there's nothing I can do Because That's their problem. They talk about leadership Talk about pride Too damn scared Of the world outside 'Cause they got no spine And frankly, That's their problem. They don't know how And they don't see why And they don't care whether I live or die But in the end I'll remember That's their problem.
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Piffle 02:59
You didn't knock me down Know how bad you wanted to You can't stop me now You know that you wanted to I feel whole again If you hate that, I hope you do Back When you thought That I was forever through I knew too well Someday there's payback to you When I made My way back and made you look Just Like the fool And now you do know it's true You couldn't knock me out Know how hard you tried to You can't stop this now Know how bad it gets to you I feel whole again If you hate that, I hope you do
7.
You did what you had to do Screw them or nothing for you Stab 'em in the back Don't ever look back Got to keep on track with your Clean Ass Perfect Life Lit the fire and ran from hell Feels good to get ahead as well Stab 'em in the back Don't ever look back Got to keep on track with your Clean Ass Perfect Life Burning people at the stake, oh well Better them than you, you tell yourself Stab 'em in the back Don't ever look back Got to keep on track with your Clean Ass Perfect Life You're mountain climbing over people's lives You'd eat babies if required for you to thrive Your personal beliefs Condone that this can be You've made a good living Off your sociopathy Stab 'em in the back Don't ever look back Got to keep on track with your Clean Ass Perfect Life
8.
Back in the chips You can always tell There’s a new batch in town I saw a guy at the park Dancing around With his face up in the air Singing along With the voices in his head Skinny as a rail He was back in the chips You can always tell There’s a new batch in town I was walking out of work And a guy rolled by On his bike screaming shit He was going beserk and yelling out threats Calling everybody cunts Drove people indoors Asking “Fuck you laughing at?” He was a truly tweaking douche He was back in the chips You can always tell There’s a new batch in town I was riding my bike On a midtown street When a woman jumped all over me She was calling me names Shoving me round And she kinda smelled like pee She only made it so far ‘Bout a half a block When the cops caught up with her Pulled up, said hello, Emptied her pockets out Found a gram or so She was back in the chips You can always tell There’s a new batch in town
9.
She’s just his age And that’s not too old By the law too young As the people are told I saw them out The other day They were in quite a hurry With not much to say She’s just growing out Of an awkward stage If her daddy finds out Her man’ll end up in a grave He’s a man-child loser Dumb and vain Wants a faithful dog So he took this puppy to train In the big city streets They can easily blend And a fake ID Is a means to an end In regards to the law He just mocks and scoffs If her momma finds out She just might cut it off She has to stay home Most nights and days But as soon as she can She’ll sneak away He’s got his leash on her There’s no doubt He’s the girl’s first time So it’s tough to drop him out
10.
When they tell you you’re replaceable This is not your fate When they try to hold you hostage You must escape Rise, worker, rise Show them what you’re made of You can take control Rise, labor, rise Fight to make it right and Remedy your soul In the world it’s not a given To be somebody’s slave Be aware of all the sacrifice Your ancestors gave Rise, worker, rise Show them what you’re made of You can take control Rise, labor, rise Fight to make it right and Remedy your soul There’s contentment in your future If you stand your ground Don’t just lay down to the devils Fight the bastards now Rise, worker, rise Show them what you’re made of You can take control Rise, labor, rise Fight to make it right and Remedy your soul
11.
There’s a whale on the third floor How it got there nobody knows People hide and point And yell, “Thar she blows!” They all would harpoon it if they could But the whale's got them held like an abductor would Stepping in whale turd is such a drag But it feels like the only shot at life they have There’s no logical reason that it got in the door Perhaps another whale helped out from the ground floor Since its here causing fear all these people are stressed Everything in the whale's path is wrecked in a mess
12.
Falling on To the hole that lies below me Falling on To a pit that lines the bottom Falling on To the fate that soon awaits me I think that everything is spiraling to crash And it's just a matter of the time that only needs to pass Once was an optimist now feel I'll soon be trash And the gutter is the only thing that's certain on my path You've got to know when it's time to shake the dust I can't be shutting off my human tendencies That's what the robots hate and motivate them to dispose of me I don't want sympathy, just need a funeral plan And the chance to be myself and be in essence while I can The motivation that most others seem to use Only gives me grief and sorrow and I simply must refuse To be driven to a servitude humiliating me And I know that social shunning is the only thing I'll see They don't take kindly to when people take a stand I expected them to turn their backs, as if they had it planned I'll probably stand alone when I put up a fight But we all must die alone - at least my reasons will be right
13.
No Fiction 02:06
I am the pig who built the brick house! I'm not a grasshopper, I'm a fuckin' ant! I'm the pitcher who struck out Casey at the bat! I'm the handsome prince who sucks her face and wakes up her ass!
14.
Free 02:56
Someday to be free Of all this pain Someday simply To be free I pray every day That things will Somehow change Someday to be free Of all this pain Someday to be free Of all this pain Someday simply To be free I pray every day That things will Somehow change Wonder if anything is Hearing me

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released July 6, 2016

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