Break the Law

by Cannonball Statman

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Made in Oaxaca City.

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released February 12, 2017

Mallory Feuer did the visuals.
Cannonball did the songs.

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Track Name: Autobahn Speed
I met a guy
A high roller
Eating in the diner
Inside of my head

He was on a talk show
Before the gig
In the motel room
Jumping on and off the bed

I know the guy
The C-E-Owner
Of the diner
Inside of my head

He has a maid
She never shows up
'Cause he don't pay her
It's bad luck

He says
"Something is missing in the storyboard of my life
And there are all these indecipherable pictographs on the walls
If you translate the pictographs for me
I will be very angry

Once I had a spine
Now it's a stick
Whoa oh oh
Out of magick"

Carry Inglaterrian Blue Woman
Man grabbed my leg on the F train
He pulled wool over my eyes
So lately I've been a little more feral

The nurse man is an actor
For crying out loud he's an actor
Crying out loud every word that he spits
Such a crying lunatic

Got no spine
Just a joystick
Whoa oh oh
No magick

Carry Inglaterrian Rock Woman
I am the Essex station
I am an imitation
I wanna faint on your cement

I wanna faint on your cement
Wake up on another planet
Meet a man who can twist my chest
Eyes I can see into

I wanna faint on your cement
Wake up on another planet
Meet a man who can twist my chest
That's what I wanna do

I wanna
Ignite my stick
Oh oh oh
Working magic
Track Name: Hoyt-Schermerhorn (at Four in the Mornin')
I saw a planet last night
At the height of its form
Whatever it is
That form that a planet takes
At the height of its form

It had some kind of a moon
With a mask on it
Some kind of a mask
Imposed on a moon
Waiting for the G train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn
At four in the mornin'

Where all the emperors of infancy
Sat and stared at everything
Or something
Becoming nothing
A subway masturbator in the corner
Milked himself with his hands and said
"Somebody just walked into this train station
Jumped onto the train tracks and
Just like that
Started flatlining

And all the emperors of infancy
Sat and stared at everything
Or something
Becoming nothing
A subway masturbator in the corner
Moved the universe with his hands and said
I've never seen anything like this before
But I've never seen anything
Waiting for the G train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn
At four in the mornin'"
Track Name: Moral Line
Your spirit was fractured on the way back
The man of fire and stone took part of it with him
When you were injected on the way back
Was it a moral line that had to be drawn
Because you went walking alone in the park?

You're a strange man
Is this a war zone
in a police state?
In a police state?
Your spirit was fractured on the way back
Track Name: New York Fall
I'm standing in the park
Red leaves hit the ground
In front of your eyes

I'm standing in the park
Red leaves hit the ground
Again

Ever since the fall
You've become half of two people
Ever since

Something fell down to live in your apartment
Something fell down to live in your vessel
Your home

I'm bleeding
And I don't think I can sleep
Until the day I pass
Track Name: Ohio
We can't live according to your archaic standard
It is what it is when it is it even when it isn't

I was in Ohio
I went walking in the woods
Drinking ginger ale
And talking about my feelings

When up to me there appeared this old man
With a small dog
The dog began barking up my leg
Speaking in a human voice

He said "I am Rupert Murdoch, and this is my lawn"
I said "Hey man
Dog
Rotting oozing castrated fecal matter

This lawn is my lawn
This lawn is your lawn
From California
To the grass we're standing on
From the redwood forest
To the arctic circle
This was made for everybody"

I poured the remainder of my ginger ale
Upon the small dog
He disintegrated into a corpse the size of a subatomic particle
I continued walking in the woods
Drinking ginger ale
And talking about my feelings

The man on the train grabbed my brain
I grabbed his throat
He threw up
And I thought it was me
So I cleaned it up
I said "I cleaned it up
I ran the entire length, width, and height of Manhattan
In a matter of minutes
Now I'm ready for the die-off
Get ready!"

The man on the bus went nuts
Stabbed the driver in the chest
The bus stopped
Everybody got late

I had this crazy dream last night where
I was the driver
Got stabbed in the heart
I died

I saw my soul flying out of the hole in my chest into the air
Flew uptown took a sharp left into the ground without a sound
Into Riverside Park
Track Name: Rapid Serendipity
Insects hungry for the light in the dark of the room
Watching this floor all the time
Serendipity took me out for a walk
Serendipity took me to his side

Insects circling the streets for the way inside
Watching the people come and go
Summer comes and you run through the park
And you are eating yourself alive

I thought I'd walk myself away from this
Serendipity

I found the garden inside your house
And now I don't know what to do
Secretly I got tired of finding a way out
I knew it'd drive me insane
And nothing is worth it
Track Name: Stick
Carry Inglaterrian Love Woman
Says the skyline is the end of the world
The men in the park won't shut up
The men who dance with red ants

You are a novelty
Come and swallow me
Pick a schtick
Cut off your stick
It's just a joystick
Oh-oh cut it off

The nurse man is an actor
For crying out loud he's an actor
Crying out loud every word that he spits
Such a crying lunatic

I left my heart in the airport
The airport where you used to work
I left my heart in your airport
The airport where you used to work
Track Name: Terrestrial Boyfriends
The vagabond magician said
"It's as hot as a blow job from the mouth of mania"
Gotta be careful with him, man
He's a lucid cannon
And he hasn't slept all year
It's all those car horns
Screaming "Let me live inside the inimitable warmth of your eyes
Tes yeux me fascine
But I'm stuck in the air
Falling into a fire truck

I'm gonna take you into the ground
And I'm gonna hurt you
I'm your favorite midtown hustler
Pulling old tricks outta new sleeves"

All your terrestrial boyfriends
Walked out of your closet
Everybody wants to get in your song
And they're surprised that you stopped singing
They know you wanted to damage our ears
It's too much fun
To live in New York City and play with guns all day
Ses yeux te fascine
But you're stuck in the air

Ninety dogs in the night skinned a cat and cooked it alive
You could see the lips
The remnants of a face
Shuttered eyelids on this thing
And an overwhelming feeling of joy and wonder
Insane eternal sitcom sketch of love and death
Dancing in the shadow of an Egyptian rosewood tree
Track Name: Walls and Doors / Skyscraper
At night
A bullet rings through the air
Through landscapes of dirt
And lazy eyes
There is something else behind these walls and doors
Leading into breakfast at night

All I wanna do is break the walls
The walls have been erected to assassinate the human you are

A party emerges at night
And the lounge club singer becomes physically demented
And the man behind the wall is dying in a room of saturated blues
And cigarette smoke illuminated by black and white camera flashes
From photographers in tuxedoes

Don't you wanna break their necks?
You know their necks have been erected to invalidate the blood in your veins

A hospital at night in Skyscraper
Is fluorescent greens and whitened walls
A man in a gown loses all character inside of him at the sight of a syringe
But manages to remain calm in front of doctors
Campaigning for the next parade of infants to march in their doors

And all they wanna do is break the law
They know the law has been erected to a-persecute the person you are

He died on the street last night
Fueled by the messages on the billboards starring signs of the apocalypse
And silver screen dreams of a last chance at the road to fame
Through the back entrance at the theater where the rocket ship went off
And the ashes of Hi8 video tapes of the crash sent him back to bed
In a memorable moment in the days of looking out the window into a golden sky
He was no more
His soul sinking into the stained cement
The raindrops in the mud
The friends with mouths wide open
And the bluest sky from the oceans of his entire life
At night
In Skyscraper
Track Name: Zeus and Bernardino at the Prospect Park Zoo, through the Eyes of a Zebra in the Summertime
You know
You've got quite the sense of humor
You wrote on a wall
"We should get back together"
I saw a sticker of my old band
On that same wall on Avenue D

Suddenly there appears this man
He comes up to me and says
"Hey! I did that"
I said
"No you didn't
We're gonna die
I'll see you in the next dream
And we'll get together
And you'll ask me
What I've done to you
And I won't remember"

I've found someone I wanna go with
He's made of antimatter
It's in his blood

I've found someone I wanna go with
He's made of antimatter
To burn down a star
Take a stab at the winter sun

Talking to my friend across the ocean
It's a Friday night
Everybody's walking around trying to be cool
Trendy and subservient like a robot
Like never ruffle any feathers
Don't do anything ever
Just get old
Be boring
Die
Like a robot

And my friend
She just keeps singing
She stands on a stage and asks
"Why have I become an altar to everything that's broken in this world
Like Jim Morrison?
And why have I become an altar to everything that's broken in this world
Like you?"
We're gonna die
I'll see you in the next dream
And we'll get together
And you'll ask me
What I've been up to
And I won't rememebr
What I did yesterday

But I've found someone I wanna go with
He's made of antimatter
It's in his blood

I've found someone I wanna go with
He's made of antimatter
To burn down a star
Take a stab at the winter sun

You know
You've got quite the sense of humor