Heavens to Betsy: lyrics to Calculated album

These lyrics are what I think the band is singing in the songs. Yeah, the CD does come with lyrics for most of the songs, but I've altered them in spots, to match what I hear them singing. Please feel free to email me with any ideas as to what else they might be. thanks!

 

Nothing Can Stop Me

if i show you that i'm alive
if i show you i've got feelings inside
if i show you that i'm not perfect
then will you know that you can hurt me

but if you think
that i'm not strong
you best watch out
nothing can stop me

i read your words and cry
you betray my trust a million times
you poison my life with lies
you victimize, victimize, victimize you victimize

but if you think
that i'm not strong
you best watch out
nothing can stop me

i got a heart that's true
i got somethings i must do
i know that everything's fucked up
but i ain't ever gonna shut up

but if you think
that i'm not strong
you best watch out
nothing can stop me
not you, not you! (nothing, you can't stop)

but if you think
that i'm not strong
you'd best watch out

 

Decide

do you wanna get married baby
is that that the way he said it
is that the way you asked him
i know you have to live your life and i live mine
but when i think about it it still makes me want to cry

i will decide my life
i will decide this time
no man is gonna rule my life, she said
i will decide my life

make a million promises that you won't keep
holding on boygirl i'm dying in my sleep
wait for something different
holding on to nothing else but him,
him, him, him, him

i will decide my life
i will decide this time
no man is gonna rule my life, she said
i will decide this time

waiting on forever
waiting on tomorrow
waiting on a fairy tale
you get rid of all those traps they have set around you
but can you get rid of that seed they planted in your head?

i will decide my life
i will decide this time
no man is gonna rule my life, she said
i will decide this time

is he a real prince charming is he really worth it?
all those things i saw you give up
i wait, i wait for a happy ending
but i could never say goodbye

 

Stay Away

i saw the way you looked that day
i saw the way you looked at me
i know the things you want from me
i know the things you take from me
my love my life my words my heart
my innocence is torn apart
i'll never trust a word you say
you're just a bad memory

stay AWAY, stay AWAY
stay AWAY, stay AWAY

i feel the rain as it comes down
i feel like i am being drowned
you always sit and watch me die
a fuckin fuckin million times
i want to, want to want to know
does anything touch you anymore
or are you rotten inside
i wish that you would just die

stay AWAY, stay AWAY
stay AWAY, stay AWAY

do you think that this is for you
do you think that i'd do anything for you
do you think that i adore you
do you think that this is for you

i still breathe i'm still alive
there's things that you can't take inside
my love my life my words my heart
are things that you can't take apart
oh, i could do this a million times
i'm one of the bravest girls alive
i feel inside, i feel, i feel inside
i feel that you have already died

stay AWAY, stay AWAY
stay AWAY, stay...

 

Calculated

my hate for you is a passion
that will run for a million years
my fury is a force that is equal to
a billion of your tears
it's calculated
what i get back
i'm taking everything
i'll get it back, well
i've got a knife that's sharpened
exactly for one white boy
my target is your heart
and the knife will go deep
the knife will go inside
it's calculated
what i get back
i'm taking everything
i'll get it back,
get it back
get it back

 

Waitress Hell

miss, i need another glass, this one is smudged and my
lips are too precious for this
we want the window table clear and set it for us
it's not too busy for us
bring a million different things to my table on a silver
platter you've got nothing better to do
if you smile really big and kiss my whitey ass
maybe you'll get a dollar today

you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell
you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell

yeah i just do this job for a hobby so
don't worry about a tip
4.25/hr suits me fine yeah i just love to serve
sure i'll take your plate your glass your bowl and then
i'll wipe your chin
and in the end i'm covered in your shit-
you look at me like i'm the dirty one

you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell
you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell

what you do comes back to you
what you do comes back to

you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell
you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell

i'll see you burn,
i'll see you burn in my hell
i'll see you burn,
i'll see you burn in my hell

you're going to waitress hell
you're gonna burn in my hell

 

Intermission 247
(instrumental song)

 

Axemen

here we go axemen here we go
at the pep rally i stole the show
wearing our purple and our whites
hey look around there's so much white
do you wanna live this teenage dream
the punk white privileged scene
oh quarterback i'll steal your axe
and cut it out of here
cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight
i'm going out there and i'm going fast and i'm going hard
i'm going crazy do you wanna watch
do you wanna come?
cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight

i said oh teacher, teacher can you tell me what to do
or do you believe those white lies
you are supposed to teach in school
she said don't believe everything you read
that's written down
she said don't believe
and then i will burn the school down

cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight
i'm going out there and i'm going fast and i'm going hard
i'm going crazy do you wanna watch
do you wanna come?
cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight

cut off the part of me that's privileged
cut off the part of me that's privileged
but that's too easy this is work i've got to do
high school it's me in highschool

cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight
i'm going out there and i'm going fast and i'm going hard
i'm going crazy do you wanna watch
do you wanna come?
cuz i'm out of my head
i'm out of my mind
i'm out of my life tonight

here we go axemen here we go
at the pep rally i stole the show
wearing our purple and our whites
hey look around cuz there's so much white
do you wanna live this teenage dream
the punk white privileged scene
oh quarterback i'll steal your axe
and i'll cut it out of here

 

Donating My Body to Science

i know how you look at the world
i know how you look at the world
everything can be explained by forms and charts and numbers
everything i feel is explained

it's a chemical formula
i hold these secrets inside of me
it's a chemical formula
i hold these secrets inside of me

if you dissect it you can control it
if you can name it then you can own it
i don't wanna play operation anymore
i'm tired of ending up with my organs on your floor

it's a chemical formula
i hold these secrets inside of me
it's a chemical formula
i hold these secrets inside of me

you want to diagram my heart
is it so that you will know how to take it apart
if you want to know what i feel
you could never just ask me

 

Terrorist

you follow me on the fucking street
you make me feel like a piece of meat
you think i don't know what war means
now i'm the terrorist see how it feels

i'm going to kill you
i'll cut you up gouge out your eyes
i'm going to kill you
i'm not your prey i'll make you die

on my mouth there is a gag
everything i say is wrong
you laugh at me and knock me down
now your turn is coming around

i'm going to kill you
i'll cut you up gouge out your eyes
i'm going to kill you
i'm not your prey i'll make you die

i'm not kidding
and i've had it just about to here
and i'm not kidding
i threaten everything you hold dear

you follow me on the fucking street
you make me feel like a piece of meat
you think i don't know what war means
now i'm the terrorist see how it feels

i'm going to kill you
i'll cut you up gouge out your eyes
i'm going to kill you
i'm not your prey i'll make you die

 

Complicated

i don't know how to be good to you
you're too close and you know it too
nobody has a good enough excuse
i'm just fucked up and so are you
i love you so much you could hurt me
so i do it first so you won't see me
laugh it off and i don't feel it
hard as rocks and nails underneath
hardly anyone is sincere
all i know is anger that is real
i barely know how true goodness feels
i don't even know how to feel
i know i built walls around
i'm begging you to knock them down
but yours are just as big and mean as mine
tight defenses and we draw the line

if you want to go just go
just go just go just go
and i'll watch you walk away
if you want to go just go
just go just go just go
and i'll watch you walk away
i'll die if you go
just go just go just go
and i'll watch you walk away

stop everything
stop all of these fucked up games
oh oh promise me we'll be good to each other
promise me i need it signed sealed and delivered
stop everything
or my heart will break
my pride isn't worth it
help me this is hurting

if you want to go just go
just go just go just go
and i'll watch you walk away
i'll die if you go
just go just go just go
and i'll watch you walk away

super girl
she isn't real
i thought i could fly alone
but i can't even get off the ground

i don't know what else to say
i don't want to push you away
and i need your help today
i can't get off the ground today

 

White Girl

we should have talked about this
a long time ago
but i didn't have to think about it
that's what this song is about
white girl
i want to change the world
but i won't change anything
unless i change my racist self
it's a privilege
it's a background
it's everything that i own
it's thinking i'm the hero of this pretty white song
it's thinking i'm the hero of this pretty white world
white girl
i want to change the world
but i won't change anything
unless i change my racist self

 

Paralyzed

i seen the way you looked at the sky
you looked right up at it with unclouded eyes
that ain't the way i see anything
i don't know if i can stand another day of rain
you left the nest so long ago
you walked right out one day it was easy for you
ruffle your feathers, everything you have in my face
well i had to leave my wings at home today

cuz i seen you in the sky
how did you get so high
i don't know how to fly
cuz you leave me paralyzed
i i i i i i...
wonder why

only some of us get to touch the sky

you were born with blue, baby boy blue in your eyes
you were born to touch the sky, the sky my sky my sky

cuz i seen you in the sky
how did you get so high
cuz i don't know how to fly
and you leave me paralyzed
i i i i i
i know why

only some of us get to touch the sky

i know what privilege is i know what mine is and why
but if i could i'd steal yours
and i would fly so fucking high

cuz i seen you in the sky
how did you get so high
cuz i don't know how to fly
and you leave me paralyzed
i i i i i i i...
wonder why
only some of us get to touch the sky

all that i can do is watch you fly
all that i can do is watch you fly
all that i can do is say good bye (?)

 

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