Foxes & Hounds

by The Sharp Things

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released May 10, 2005

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The Sharp Things Brooklyn, New York

Formed in New York City in 1997, The Sharp Things are America’s premier orchestral pop-rock collective, drawing on diverse influences to produce a lush and vibrant sound that harkens back to the Golden Age of radio pop.

EverubodyEverybody is The Sharp Things’ seventh studio album, and the last in a sprawling, four-album series entitled Dogs Of Bushwick.
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Track Name: There Will Be Violins
Put down the guitars you have nothing to say through them anymore Nothing that hasn't been said ten thousand times before Tomorrow I will turn into a butterfly And you -- you will have violins I may be a red-headed fat man in a silken kimono But I have the curse and the gift of seeing tomorrows In yours I hear the din of a hundred violins Oh yes, you will have violins Snapshots of Jesus and the eerie glow of scented candles I see that you suffer delusions and weathered scandals Life will be much better when you throw those guitars down And learn to love the violins I may be a red-headed stepchild in flannel pajamas But I have the curse and the gift of seeing tomorrows In yours I hear the din of a hundred violins Oh yes, there will be violins
Track Name: Homeless
I feel like a ghost In the town I've known so well Stand like a corpse 'fore the ones who know me But if home is where the heart is then I'm afraid I don't live here anymore In our pursuit of happiness It's crazy how much misery we will endure Hope something you see On the Cote d'Azur Makes you think of me When you look out to that sea I'll be there treading water Trying hopelessly to make sense of the tide And of all the questions that we pondered Nothing can explain the reason why. Why? Did I live in your heart For at least a short while? Cuz you'll live in my heart Till the end of time now I recall I moved with purpose But now there's no particular place to go In our pursuit of happiness It's crazy how much misery we're willing to know
Track Name: Letting Go
He stood six foot two on barefoot She was half his size if that One day he went to the office And he never came back He's been gone for oh a year now And she thinks of him each day How they wanted to have children But it would not work that way
Track Name: She Left With The Sun
And come morning Everything fades to black I didn't mind you leaving It's the way you never looked back Every warning Was laid out before my eyes I know you had your reasons But the days just kept on slipping by And I can't tell you what I want to I just don't know how And in my sky of dreams There is a rain cloud Every evening's a struggle against duress I go through all your letters And I smoke too many cigarettes All these records said nothing to me before Now every verse reminds me That you won't be coming back anymore Wish I told you what I longed to Look where I am now And my sky of dreams There is a rain cloud Oh, I want
Track Name: The Suicide Bombers
My oh my the things we do to ourselves Drink ourselves back sober, drink ourselves half blind Jesus Christ what's to become of me Night after night, the bourbon, the wine Spinning sagas, writing masterpieces Setting up for the inevitable fall Sitting poolside at the Mondrian Letting the life imitate it all And a loss for words or clever verse Is all that my intention's worth The ink is dry and so am I Is any feeling worse? Got some money from the writer's guild Spent it on a night of cheap and easy thrills Slipping one by one into the haze Fading like films into the golden age
Track Name: 95 St Marks Place
I lived and died for a year of my life In a room at 95 St Marks Place Crashed into sleep every night to the lights And the sound of some dumb infomercial And I swear There's something evil in the TV It's so hard For me to pull myself away And I swear There's something evil in the TV And it's clear I'm not going anywhere but here I lived with Mark over Tompkins Square Park And the singer from Cibo Matto Wasting the days where the sidewalk's a stage With a view of a Zeppelin cover Here, where I learned all the drink in the world's Not enough to submerge my paranoia Love's smelling sweet on someone else's street But here it stinks just enough to enjoy it
Track Name: I'll Always Be Your Loser, Honey
For all the time I said I don't know what got into me The dumb remarks in mixed company For all the reasons aren't clear to me, but most I see I'll always be your loser, honey These people talking, they give me the blues, they say Here comes the gambler in his lucky shoes Sometimes I swear the world's in love with you And I'm just another fool I'll always be your loser, honey And I messed it up again And I won't hear the end of it baby And I'm running out of lies But can't you let it slide just this time baby? For all the time I said I don't know what got into me The dumb remarks in mixed company For all the reasons aren't clear to me, but most I see I'll always be your loser, honey I'll always be your loser, honey
Track Name: Silver Anniversary
I could still feel the blue in those bloodshot eyes Here on the pier as the moon flies And the ferris wheel lights don't do much for my head But the hair of the dog's right here in my hand And you're dancing like mad to the sound of the cover band Reliving the days at the Roxy And it seems like a lifetime from the Sunset Strip And you feel like a million, every year of it And while our friends spent their lives Chasing the American Dream We spent ours chasing Jim Beam Into long, long, long drunken eves It's been 25 years since we've seen the morning After the dawning, my lovely Did you say you wanted kids Did I want a house? I can't remember a thing Oh raise me, dash me Arms locked and down it goes Same thing as last week, last night A minute ago Oh raise me, dash me Arms locked and down it goes Same thing as last week, last night And while our friends spent their lives Chasing the American Dream We spent ours chasing Jim Beam Into long, long, long drunken eves And we're drinking and drinking and drinking
Track Name: Hard Life
If I were a charmed man, oh I would sing you my songs all day long If I were a rich man, oh my darling We would live by the sea You and me But it's a hard life, hard life It's best to put all your dreams away Yeah it's a hard life, hard life No one's gonna come through, anyway If I had a guardian angel I would wake every day with a smile But there ain't no gods or angels, no no no So I wake every day on the wrong side of the bed Cause it's a hard life, hard life It's best to put all your dreams away Yeah it's a hard life, hard life Standing here in the frozen light
Track Name: The Most Dangerous Man In The Living Room
The sun will rise and the sun will set And the TV will go on the blink And you will think the world has ended La la la The kids will sleep and the day will cease And darkness will fall 'round your house And you will think the worst is over But it's not It's just begun The headaches come and the heartaches go But somehow they're here all the time They replaced the life within you Long ago And you're lying there in your underwear Hoping someone rescues you soon Cause you're the most dangerous man In the living room They once knew just what to say But now they refrain They don't bother anymore And who could blame them? The sun will set and the sun will rise Over episodes of "Family Ties" And you will wonder Who do you trust? And "God, what's wrong with us?" Three whole days without a wink Nine whole months with nowhere to go But never mind You're still the most dangerous man In the living room
Track Name: These Dreams Of You Are So Much Sweeter Than The Truth
These dreams of you Are so much sweeter than the truth So much stronger than the proof So much greener than your blue These dreams of you Are so much sweeter than the truth So much stronger than the proof So much neater than your room You live and you learn Oh only after pain and disaster And you never return from the war And so there was you A gift still in the wrapping A saint in Manhattan A train wreck waiting to happen We started a thing But I should have known better Right down to the letter All the signs were pointing down Now I itch and I scratch From your goddamn cats You say, "They never bothered Matt" He was the ex. He loved the cats. And your sister's been here since late last year I guess she's never gonna take the hint And your mother don't care for the length of my hair But she ain't the one wearing it Now I'm caught in a trap And I can't hold back But it ain't cuz I love you too much, baby And that might be stealing But I'll just call it lazy Cuz you ain't worth the rhyme Or proper grammar
Track Name: 50 Heads Over High Street
ifty heads over High Street Fifty dreams to remind me Let your mind go completely Cross a river to reach me Bloody brawls in the back seats Taking turns at the track meets Fighting memories in my sleep I'm a head over High Street Fifty heads over High Street You can't rest in the hot seat Dress your conscience discreetly Fighting thoughts that defeat me Once I walked like a dead man Through crowded streets in the Flatlands Kiss the pavement beneath me I'm a head over High Street Hard to get past the brawn And what they say about the bigger they come Satan's wearing a jersey Faking errands of mercy Good good good good good God Fighting ghosts with a weak heart Once I walked like a dead man Through crowded streets in the Flatlands Curse the pavement beneath me I'm a head over High Street
Track Name: Stay The Night
Stay the night Don't care if it's right Loneliness will bury you alive Hey, we're all imperfect in the light And vanity will eat you from the inside Stay the night Oh stay the night I've got a feeling about you No one knows the trouble that I've seen And lord knows you're not here to make it right Still, here we are both ugly in the light But nothing is this beautiful to me Stay the night Oh stay the night Don't pay no mind about tomorrow I know that it's late and you're over me But I'm a chancer anyway Stay the night Oh stay the night I've got a feeling about you
Track Name: Love With The Proper Stranger
r I smelled of licorice and booze As I climbed the stairs to this den of abuse All wrinkled in my Cinderfella suit Then my mind wanders to you I love your voice in my head I love the view from your bed I love the things that you said I love the books that you read Oh in my dreams In my paperback dreams It was always you She thought me worthless and treated me cruel You would never, would you? And I've had a wonderful evening I've had a marvelous time I woke in the morning With a temperature burning And heartstrings entangled In blue movie methadone