Due to sub-par audio quality, some words are nearly impossible to understand. We have put in our best guess as to what the word should be. These questionable words are marked by gray italicized text. Their are two reasons as to why CAD lyrics are largely a mystery in many places. First off, these songs were recorded in Maynard living room, using very basic recording technology, in 1986. Normally this wouldn’t be too large a problem, as guessing lyrics is usually fairly easy based on the larger meaning behind the entire song. However, these songs don’t appear to have any real meaning. Maynard seems to have simply strung together multiple phrases using as large of a word as he could think of.




Feed My Fire




Wait Now, Cry Now

I am darkness
I am light
I’m the ???? child’s fright
I’m the tunnel, without light
Driving on, laboring on
Wait now, cry, cry now

Raised in empty meditation
The jackal lives in our emotions
Crying loud and running free
Cry now jackal, cry with me

I am love
I am hate
I’m the mortal without faith
I’m the vulture who must wait
Driving on, laboring on
Wait no, cry, cry now

Raised in empty meditation
The jackal lives in our emotions
Crying loud and running free
Cry now jackal, cry with me

I am future
I am past
I’m the pride, that didn’t last
I’m the whisper, fading fast
Driving on, laboring on
Wait now, cry, cry now

Raised in empty meditation
The jackal lives in our emotions
Crying loud and running free
Cry now jackal, cry with me




If A Friend

5-6-7-8

Trust a friend as if a fault line
Judge him as you would a book
Love him as you could a thistle, could a liar, could a crook
If a friend
If a friend

Hold him close enough to cut him
Grant him faith to ease the hurt
Praise him for his thoughtless actions
As you drag his bleeding heart through dirt
Heart through dirt

2-3-4

Make him think he owns your conscience
Twist his sight to see a tear
Slowly turn your back and leave him
Leave him lonely
Show him fear
If a friend
If a friend

Mend his wounds with salt and gravel
Laughing at his screaming face
At his back with loaded daggers
Wipe his tears with shining razorblades
Razorblades
Razorblades

2-3-4

Reassure should he be fatal
Talk of death and grieve ’till then
Share with him as if a junkie, if a loser, if a friend
If a friend
If a friend




Mandango Lover

I once knew one that dreamed to fight
But sixty bowling at the Rollplex
One mandango lover died
Wouldn’t lead to catch it at his throat

The scene to the front is all that we see
To see it in all this, free to be
We’re the baddest to be under all the hopeless dreams
We’ve seen it all, we are free

Stabbed in the face before the dark and the rain
Hey, delinquent on the corner, can’t you keep up the pace
Better run or lose no matter what the case
Your brother and your sister lose a top-notch race




Bleeding On You

I am bleeding on you
I remember spinning round in my mind
Something to my destiny
Something to my fate
Something soon will end
I am bleeding on you
Bleeding with you
Bleeding on you




Surprise

Surprise
Surprise
Emotions snatch the ???? between the eyes
Surprise

Notions that we could disguise
The energy of ????
Surprise

Please, please, cry for me I’m drowning can’t you see
The tears within stagnation beneath our eyes
Surprise
Surprise

Release
Release

We contemplate this bon voyage
Release
Release
The ????? upon our ego
??? never seen nor hear
Release
Release

Please, please, cry for me I’m drowning can’t you see
The tears within stagnation beneath our eyes
Surprise
Surprise
Release
Surprise
Release
Surprise

Please, please, cry for me I’m drowning can’t you see
The tears within stagnation beneath our eyes
Surprise
Surprise

Shit/Shift *

*The word sounds closer to "shit", but given the complete lack of expletives in every other CAD songs, it may be "shift"




Waiting For The World




System




New System

And I shiver and blink as I think

Incredulous it seems, not a first

But rather of the lasting memories

Holding fast, in a past the present never thought

Seams and up and down our path

Metered noises I have walked

Enveloped by dark, entranced by fear

Of soon knowing what isn’t or what wasn’t

Smells of old, steps I knew here

Despite my prayers and tears

Held back by eyes wide on cheeks white

Reaching blind for the beginning of the end

Near what started as miles

Turned to quivering lips bit by chattering teeth

Forward to the left or to the right have drew me to a door

A door pounding loud with pulse

My trembling digits open wide

My heart beats on a hinge with a subtle creak

Whispers and winds of my presence expected

Sent scurries of restless spirits abounding through myself

And a lifeless blackened room within myself

And the lonely shelf beyond my eyes

And the fated hole, jolting shocks

Vine awaking so vividly unclear

My soul went still in my memory of nothing after

What I thought I found, only to forget

In what was known for an hour of seconds, a lifetime of moments

Is neither of my knowledge, confusion, or being now, nor will it ever be

Till life is death, till death is knowledge, and knowledge is life

Amen




Pseudo System

Flying white walls of cushions stand between me

Within a fine safe and mint (?)

[unintelligible] (x4)

Given none chance reason for ending

Promised new life with smiles and checks

Deprive new death with candy and evils

Squeals’ straining echoes hollow throughout halls of Remuten (?)

Upon nerves will confuse

And then I stop as my shadow stops

Depressing us with care (?)

Screams of not emotion, but puzzlement,

Emit from my fearless face as I ponder

Whose feet I stand on to

Whose eyes I see in from

Whose ears I hear under most amazed

And wonder not where to go or where to return

But of where the shriveling [unintelligible] person hides

Within my sluggish sedated hovel

Giggles of funnies past as I drool down my chin

As I [unintelligible] over cosmos and realism

And the white rubbish smile fades life off my face

As I spew to him retaliation [unintelligible]

Halves (?) of regurgitation on his

Cloning smock and smirk of betterment and stability

He passed in front of my displacement to follow forth

In a colored chromatic stream of life

Follows (?) of love and islands of fantasy

Hold fast my mono-[unintelligible]

Telling me of a world truth that exists forever in our tainted smiles

And never turned me off

And that I think that I giggle and I step and pause [unintelligible] realism

[unintelligible] laughter heaving bounces down the corridor

Paired with most of my kind (?)

Each of all doors is locked and staring in space [unintelligible]

It was sad and bleak

Made laughter nervous and confused

But serious and content are we in our land of purement

Quietly and nothing more

Sleeping perpetually on, that society’s canine ways

Since all is well, keep it so

Wake not the sleeping wolf




Phone Walls

See the surface
???? the ?????
Whispering empties none can hear
See the blankness
Burn ??? ????
Lost the hopeful
Be sincere
See the ???
Dust collecting
White with blankness, blank with white
See the slowly yellowed teardrops
Cried of ????
Tried to ????
 
 Hear the picture, never painted
Cried the eyes of could have been
All is past in hope of painting
To be touched or not again




TV Date Smoke
There are no words




TV System
There are no words




Bone Dog
Psychopathic mental switches
Held in place by golden switches
Sever seams of circumstantial stress
Shaking loose the bolts of motion
Stationary, without notion
Whether to go forward or regress
Ever wanted never needed
Melted gaps in boredom’s wall
Mental matches made in heaven
Burning time before they’re called
?????
?????
 
 ?????
?????
 
 2-3-4
Silver threats of vicious peace
Stretching for a time release
Hanging onto memories, pain, and fraught
Ticking softly with a rumble
While your sexes slowly crumble
Have you any room to hold the thought
Torches of infatuation
Neither lust nor love I fuel
Mired by my wanted future
???? from their souls
?????
?????
 
 Drawing pictures you can hear
I squeeze a river from a tear
And move a mountain recklessly at will
I stroll atop the estuary
In a world so sanguinary
Loving not the death, but just the kill
Hoping just of fuel abundant
????? flight has come
Their hearts burn out should I sever
Figure out and move along
?????
?????
 
 Shrugging off a mental picture
Publication thinking structure
Sanity your conscience recreates
??? ??? ??? ???
Building stronger what was brittle
Gold and silver thread time renovates
Ever wanted never needed
Melting gaps in boredom’s wall
Mental matches made in heaven
Burning time before they’re called
?????
?????
 
Psychopathic mental switches
Held in place by golden switches
Sever seams of circumstantial stress
Shaking loose the bolts of motion
Stationary, without notion
Whether to go forward or regress
?????
?????
?????
?????

 
 

 

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