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  • USB enabled Flashdive with 4 GB storage capacity includes:

    Meal Ticket To Purgatory (LP)
    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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lyrics

-LYRICS-

There was once a time when we used to jibber jabber on for hours and hours
Fornication every night then we’d do lunch and you’d bring flowers
We had lots of master plans
Master plans we planned in vain
When you decided you were better off
Stumbling down old memory lane

Go call your ex
Charity Sex
Go have a blast
Live with your past

You two marched on Washington
I can’t remember what that was for
But if she has such a bleeding heart
She should donate you for I am poor
But I was rich for a little time
Of seven months and sixteen days
Then that dumb bitch changed her mind
And rendered me a silly phase

She already ditched you for another man but I’d stay with you till my final breath
For I’d sooner move to Afghanistan where girls like me get stoned to death
She’d prefer to stay at home and make pretty faces in the mirror
But I’d do things with you that you didn’t even know were legal here

Being stepped on never felt so intimate
Things were up but now I guess I must forget

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from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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The Van Allen Belt is impossible to categorize, luscious to listen to. This isn't your typical trippy, psychedelic music ― this is unique.

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