Deadly Art

by How I Became the Bomb

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released 06 August 2009

Sounds by How I Became the Bomb
Produced by John Baldwin
Recorded at Lake Fever Productions by John Baldwin and Jason Bullock
"Temporary Secretary" written by Paul McCartney
"Stella, Dear," "Best Man", "Action Lady", "Blood Will Tell", "Tomorrow's Date", "Fancy Meeting You Here", "Mothership" and "Salvage Mission" mixed by F. Reid Shippen
"Harvest", "Killing Machine", "Temporary Secretary", "Secret Identity", "Atlas", "Ladykiller", and "Gay Guy" mixed by Buckley Miller
"A Formal Occasion" mixed by Craig Alvin
Mastered by John Baldwin

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Track Name: Harvest
Hey kid I hate to break your heart
but it's a deadly art
and someone has to die

I've found that we cannot work it out
there's just no end to this bout
but I'm not gonna cry

You'd make a most excellent corpse
donate your organs, of course
your heart's not worth a dime

I'd take far too long to carve
harvest's no good when you've starved
and it's been quite some time

There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time

There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time

Too bad it has to end like this
but I knew from the first kiss
we'd never make it out alive

So sad that it has to be you
there's just no sense in two
I'm not the type to take a dive

There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time

There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time

I know that you thought you had won
but I am not undone
and I'm not gonna cry

Hey kid it's time to end this torch song
with what I've known all along
that someone has to die

There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time
There isn't time

There isn't time
There isn't time
Track Name: A Formal Occasion
'Twas a black tie affair
showed up in my underwear
you pretended not to care
though I'm sure I drew your stare

Oh, I'm so bored with this
would it be all that remiss
everyone's so moribund
I don't even own a cumberbund

Perchance that's a lie
I would never dry your eye
after all you've done to me
all I need is a girl to call me

Call me

Paging Captain Midnite
paging Captain Midnite
he's gonna be here all nite
if you don't do exactly as I say

Oh, I'm so bored with this
Would it be all that remiss
if I were to steal a kiss
but he'll settle for a call me

Call me

No I don't have a stitch to wear
nor do I have a single care
I love you more the lion's share
I love you so please call me

I'm begging you please
Call me

Oh I'm so bored with this
would it be all that remiss
if I were to steal a kiss
all I need is a lil' kiss

Oh you're there next to me
somehow equals sex to me
that Imperius Rex is me
but he'll settle for a call me

Call me

No I don't have a stitch to wear
nor do I have a single care
I love you more the lion's share
I love you so please call me

I'm begging you please
Call me
Why won't you call me

No I don't have a stitch to wear
nor do I have a single care
I love you more the lion's share
I love you
So please call me

I'm begging you please
Call me
My darling, call me

No I don't have a stitch to wear
Nor do I have a single care
I love you more than words can share
I love you
So please call me
Track Name: Killing Machine
The army
has taught me
a lot about life

I know now
that everything
won't always be rife

With everybody's notions
of what I am
'cause they don't know
and they don't see

That I am
a man
yes, I am
I'm a one man
killing machine

My right hand
it contains
an M-16

The other hand
it contains
a fresh canteen

I could go out there
and do what I please
if they would let me
then they would see

That I am
a man
yes, I am
I'm a one man
killing machine

Don't believe a word I've said

It's all lies what I've said

Don't believe a word I've said

It's all lies what I've said

The army
has taught me
a lot about life
Track Name: Stella, Dear
When Stella came back from the city
it was clear that something had gone wrong
whatever it was, wasn't pretty
whatever it was, it wouldn't be long

'Fore Stella turned her back on her mother
and Stella turned her back on her dad
and we all became such a bother
and that's the bit that really drove us mad

So we turned our backs and rolled our eyes
we heaved our stones and heaved our sighs

Then Stella turned her back on her sister
and Stella turned her back on her friends
we'd like to claim that we never missed her
but that's a lie that we can't defend

We know that tomorrow
there'll be know tomorrow
we'd like to be with her
but time you can't borrow
we know that she doesn't
want us 'round forever
we know that tomorrow
with her just means never
we know that she left us
we know that she's left us

But we didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, we didn't shed a tear

We didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, not for a steady year

We just turned our backs and rolled our eyes
we heaved our stones and heaved our sighs
but, we just wanted of her
to say
that she would have preferred
to stay
we'd rather watch her fall apart than
dare admit she broke our hearts

Yea, Stella turned her back on her sister
and Stella turned her back on her friends
we'd like to claim that we rarely missed her
but that's a lie I can't recommend

For Stella turned her back on her old man
and Stella turned her back on her mom
we'd like to say that we weren't yeomen
that we handled it with such great aplomb

We knew that to follow
would only smack of theft
we knew that to follow
would mean that we, too, left
but who knew tomorrow
would leave us so bereft
we knew that tomorrow
there'd be no tomorrow
we'd like to be with her
but time you can't borrow
we know that she doesn't
want us 'round forever
we know that tomorrow
with her just means never
we know that she left us
we know that she's left us

We didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, we didn't shed a tear

We didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, not for a steady year

We didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, we didn't shed a tear

We didn't cry
no, we didn't cry
no, not for Stella, dear
Track Name: Temporary Secretary
Mister Marks
Can you find for me
Someone strong and sweet
Fitting on my knee?

She can keep her job
If she gets it wrong
Ah, but Mister Marks
I won't need her long

All I need is help
For a little while
We can take dictation
And learn to smile

And a Temporary Secretary
Is what I need
For to do the job
I need a...

Temporary Secretary
Temporary Secretaire

Mister Marks
Can you send her quick?
'Cause my regular
Has been getting sick
I need a...

Temporary Secretary.
Temporary Secretaire.

Mister Marks,
I can pay her well
If she comes along
And can stay a spell

I will promise now
That I'll treat her right
And will rarely keep her
'Til late at night
I need a

She can be a belly dancer.
I don't need a true romancer

She can be a diplomat
But I don't need a girl like that

She can be a neurosurgeon
If she's doin' nothin' urgent

What I need's a temporary
Temporary Secretary

Temporary Secretary
Temporary Secretaire

Now, Mister Marks
When I send her back
Will you please make sure
She stays on the right track?

(Now I know how hard it is
For young girls these days
In the face of everything
To stay on the right track)

She can be a belly dancer
I don't need a true romancer

She can be a diplomat
But I don't need a girl like that

She can be a neurosurgeon
If she's doin' nothin' urgent

What I need's a temporary
Temporary Secretary

Temporary Secretary
Temporary Secretaire
Track Name: Best Man
I know it's your wedding day
but I wanna take you to dinner
I know it's your special day
and you think you've found a winner

Don't go on listenin' to me
just take my hand and we
will do whatever we want
and no one else can stop us

And if they even try
I'll pull out my big gun
and they
they will die
they will die
I know it's your wedding day

He'll get over it soon enough
or maybe I'll just kill him
and if he is too tough
then we'll just run away

And no one else can catch us
'cause cars are way too fast
no one will ever match us
we'll live beyond our caste

we'll hit back roads together
our gunhands intertwined
if we're happy together
would it be a crime
I know it's your wedding day

You know I
wouldn't think it all that bold
to steal away from him at the threshold

You know I'd
make them all forget about you
if we could just find a car fit for two

You know I
would have never dreamt of this
had we never shared that first first kiss

You know I
would have left when white winds changed
if I had ever thought we'd feel this way

You know I've
often felt in someone's way
I never wanted someone else to say

We'll hit backroads together
our gunhands intertwined
if we're happy together
would it be a crime

I know it's your wedding
I know it's your wedding
I know it's your wedding day
Track Name: Secret Identity
Girl, I know that what you need from me
is love
but I'm afraid that it's the one thing I can't
give up

'cause my enemies
will find you
and kill you
to get to me

Girl, you know that I hate to lie
to you
but I'm afraid that it's the one thing that I
must do

'cause secret identities
are for the safety
of you
not me

This secret identity
it's killin' me
it's killin' me

This secret identity
it's killin' me
it's killin' me

This secret identity
it's killin' me
it's killin' me

This secret identity
it's killin' me
it's killin' me
Track Name: Action Lady
I was sitting at this real big party
lookin' for some fun
I guess I was really kinda
lookin' for some one

I was lookin' for somethin' to do
maybe that
somethin' is you

I was lookin' for somethin' to do
maybe that
somethin' is you

I'm lookin' for an action lady
and I think I see her now
that eyepatch really drives me crazy
and I won't even ask how

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for an action lady

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for an action lady

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
lookin' for a
lookin' for a

How
How long
am I supposed to wait
before an action girl won't hesitate

How long
am I supposed to wait
before an action girl won't hesitate

I'm lookin' for an action lady
and I think I see her now
that eyepatch really drives me crazy
and I won't even ask how

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for an action lady

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for an action lady

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
lookin' for a
lookin' for a

How
How long
am I supposed to wait
before an action girl won't hesitate

How long
am I supposed to wait
before an action girl won't hesitate
on me

How long
am I supposed to wait
for an action girl
yea, an action girl

I'm lookin' for an action lady
and I think I see her now
that eyepatch really drives me crazy
and I wanna ask her out

I'm lookin' for somethin' to do
hopin' that
somethin' is you

I'm lookin' for somethin' to do
hopin' that
somethin' is you

I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
I'm lookin' for a
lookin' for a
lookin' for a now
Track Name: Atlas
I'm so accustomed to the weight
but I haven't learned to accept my fate
I'd really like to walk you home
but it's not because don't wanna be alone
I really like to be alone
but you know I'd always walk you home

Is it my name or pedigree
Atlas shrugged so I guess it's me
I need someone to carry me
shall I tell 'em to go on go on go on

I need someone to carry me
I need someone

I need someone to carry me
I need someone

Never need an excuse to walk you home
Never need an excuse to walk you home

I need someone to carry me
I need someone

I need someone to carry me
I need someone

I need someone to carry me
I need someone

I need someone to carry me
Never need an excuse to walk you home
Track Name: Blood Will Tell
I did my best to carry on
I did my best to do my best
I did what any living son
would have done at your behest

We wear our veils fairly well
at least the ones I recognize
the others, I can barely tell
not much light behind those eyes

And I can't go on
singing the same song
and I won't go on
playing the same song

I was among the shouldering
the ones who watched the clock unwind
was I among the smouldering
or have I been unkind

And I can't go on
singing the same song
and I won't go on
hearing the same song

And if you were to cry
cry tonite
and if you were to cry
cry tonite
and if you were to cry
cry tonite
and if you were to cry
cry tonite

And I won't go on
Singing the same song
Track Name: Tomorrow's Date
Waste my life
trying to do what's right
though I've never done right
come the end of the nite

Why's my life
so filled with strife
is it my own fault
that I'm under assault

I'll get yours
when you're ready for mine
but don't fret, girls
mine can come anytime

I've got time
tell me is that a crime
but I wouldn't be lying
if I claimed to be dying

Give to me
another look in the glass
let's hope that this one serves
as a kick in the ass

if I live fast
I can forget the past
so I couldn't be asked
no, I shouldn't be asked

I don't know tomorrow's date, but I
I will save it anyway
I don't have a thing to say, but I
I will say it anyway

Alter your state
when you're seeking a mate
it'll make things great
when you're out on a date

I've no shame
when it comes to this game
the stakes could be raised
and I wouldn't be fazed

Give to me
another look in the glass
I tell you, I can't see
a single line from the past

I'm not sane
but I'll sing the refrain
'cause I wanna be sane
yea, I wanna be sane

I don't know tomorrow's date, but I
I will save it anyway
I don't have a thing to say, but I
I will say it anyway

I don't know tomorrow's date, but I
I will save it anyway
I don't have a thing to say, but I
I will say it anyway

I don't have a thing to say, but I
don't have a thing to say, but I
don't have a thing to say, but I
don't have a thing to say, but I

Waste my life
trying to do right
but I've never done right
come the end of the nite

Life's too hard
so I'm breaking the glass
maybe with these shards
I can carve a new past

Give to me
the latest terminal disease
so you can all just grieve
or, at least, cry to deceive

Then you'll see
what it's like to be me
what I've always seen
what I've always believed

There's no time
I'll salute and smile
while the rest of you
count your days in denial

I've no time
and it must be a sign
that I'm not even crying
even as I lay dying

I don't know tomorrow's date, but I
I will save it anyway
I don't have a thing to say, but I
I will say it anyway

I don't know tomorrow's date, but I
I will save it anyway
I don't have a thing to say, but I
I will say it anyway
Track Name: Fancy Meeting You Here
I never thought that I
would find you here
in my little place
that serves me beer

imagine my disdain
when your refrain
it hasn't changed a bit
it's still the same so

Hello again
we can try
we'll make it
we're gonna make it

Hello again
we'll just lie
we'll fake it
we're gonna fake it

So go on
and leave me

But please don't
deceive me

Why here now with your new look
have you a notion what it took
to finally bid your face adieu
you really haven't got a clue

What makes you think
that you'd be wanted here
in my little place
that serves me beer

why can't you stay away
for one more day
I guess there's only
one thing left to say
and that's

Hello again
please don't cry
can't take it
I can't take it

Hello again
let's just lie
let's fake it
let us fake it

So go on
and leave me

But please don't
deceive me

Why here now with your new look
have you a notion what it took
to finally bid your face adieu
you really haven't got a clue

Hello again
we can try
we'll make it
we're gonna make it

Hello again
sobs and sighs
I'll take it
I can take it

Hello again
don't you lie
don't fake it
don't you fake it

Hello again
I won't cry
I'll take it
I'll just take it

Hello again
please don't cry
can't take it
I can't take it

Hello again
we can try
we'll make it
we're gonna make it

Why here now with your new look
have you a notion what it took
to finally bid your face adieu
you really haven't got a clue
so

Hello again
Hello again

Hello again
Track Name: Mothership
Let me down
off the mothership
I must join
the new membership
no
they won't know

Pawns galore
can't you hear it
they're ripe for
can't you see it
any war
can't you feel it
come now let me

detail you
with my latest bid
it's my best
since the pyramids
so
let me go

Born again
we're all blessed
well, as long
as the deficit
keeps the throng
under a lid
can't go wrong
won't you let me go

Oh oh no
let me go
Oh oh no

Lead them right
towards the obelisk
what's that
adage about bliss
they won't know
something's amiss
they won't know
won't you let me go

Go
Go
Go

Pawns galore
can't you hear it
they're ripe for
can't you hear it
any war
can't you hear it
wait there's more
come now let me go

Let me go
they won't know
let me go

Feed them right
to the edifice
what's that
adage about bliss
they won't know
something's amiss
they're too slow
won't you let me go

Let me go
they won't know
so let me go

Come now sir
can't you hear it
please, monsieur
can't you hear it
must concur
can't you feel it
come now, sir
come now and let me go
Track Name: Ladykiller
Everywhere I go
When I go
I am going for you

Tell me what to say
Tell me when to say
I'll say it for you

I know who to be
I know where to be
Be there for you

I know what to do
I know what to do
Do it for you

Oh, I wanna be there with you

Tell me where to turn
Tell me who to turn
Turn 'em for you

Tell me who to burn
I know who to burn
Burn 'em for you

I know what to do
I know what to do
Do it to you

I know what I must do
Know what I must do
Must do for you

Oh, I wanna be there with you

Everything is changed
Yes, it's changed
And it's changed by you

My life's rearranged
Rearranged
Rearranged by you

I know what to do
I know what to do
Do it to you

I know what I must do
Know what I must do
Must kill you

Oh, I wanna be there with you
Track Name: Gay Guy
I'm goin' downtown tonite
I've been thinkin' 'bout startin' a fight
prob'ly with a gay guy
think I could take a gay guy

Been havin' it kinda rough lately
wonderin' if my sorrows came innately
maybe I'm a gay guy
what if I am a gay guy
Oh, no

I close my eyes when I go to bed
I'd like to say I see the girl I wed
but that would be a lie
I'm probably a gay guy
Oh, I'm lookin' at dudes' butts

He sees himself in a different light
Every night
He doesn't know if he's wrong or right
Every night
Another urge that he has to fight
Every night
It's out of mind and he's outta sight
Every night

He sees himself in a different light
Every night
He doesn't know if he's wrong or right
Every night
Another urge that he has to fight
Every night
It's out of mind and he's outta sight
Every night

He sees himself in a different light
Every night
He doesn't know if he's wrong or right
Every night
Another urge that he has to fight
Every night
It's out of mind and he's outta sight
Every night

Yea, I'm gay
I'm gay

Yea, I'm gay
I'm gay

Yea, I'm a gay guy
and I'm lookin' at dudes' butts
Track Name: Salvage Mission
Floating in space
I never thought I'd see you again
I was braced
for impact, captain

But there you were
I thought you were dead
I knew you weren't

Your ship was wrecked
somewhere off-world
pirates had hit
but left the girl

Thank the stars
I knew I'd find you again
I knew I would

Now I've found you
I won't let you
now I've found you
I won't let you go

Soaring through space
while estranged
you should know
I have changed

Thank the stars
I knew I'd find you again
I knew I would

Light years apart
we remain
stars have been crossed
we are the same

I have returned
I've traveled so far
{ TRANSMISSION GARBLE }

Now I've found you
I won't let you
now I've found you
I won't let you go