The Battle Of Hampton Roads (Titus Andronicus)

Tonight two great ships will pull back to their ports Depleted of everything that shoots flames and reports And in the morning the shells will wash up on the shore And the mighty old earth will have no other recourse But to shiver and shake and make shit in their shorts Because we have been told "men if you've been assured There's a way to live the valley of your forefathers gave you Prepare to be told "that shits gay dude", but I guess that what they say is true And there is no race more human, no one throws it away like they do The things I used to love I have come to reject The things I used to hate I have learned to accept And the worst of the 3 you now have to expect Satan ain't hard to see you without craning your neck He'll be seventy some inches tall he'll be chugging a beer and grabbing his balls Hes the remote explosive waiting for someone to call He's just 18 for now but hes going to murder us all Some days wanna give a little less than it'll take Is there a girl at this college who hasn't been raped? Is there a boy in this town that's not exploding with hate? Is there a human alive ain't looked themself in the face without winking or saying what they mean without drinking without leaving something without thinking what if somebody doesn't approve? Is there a song this earth that isn't too frightened to move? I think of all people you got a bullet in your brain when it was nothing but a piece of puddy Though try as you may but you will always be a tourist And half the time I open my mouth to speak it's to repeat something that I heard on tv and im destroying everything that wouldn't make me more like Bruce Springsteen So I'm going back to new jersey I do believe they've had enough of me Somewhere now I leave Boston my tail is between my lines After deep calms of pain we're drunk to the drags And now I'm heading west on 84 again And I'm as much of an asshole as I've ever been And there is still nothing about myself that I respect Still haven't done anything I did not lay to regret I have a hand in a napkin when my love came for sex And that's no one to talk to when feeling depressed And so now when I drink im going to drink to excess And when I smoke I will smoke keep it in hold it in my chest And when I scream I will scream until I'm gasping for breath And when I get sick I will stay sick for the rest of my Days peddling hate at the back of a Chevy express Each one will fly into the face of your idea of success And if this be thy will then fuckin' pass me the cup And I'm sorry dad no I'm not making this up! But my enemies feel on the name under my wrist As I go to sleep and I know what little I've known of peace Until I've done to you what you've done to me. And I'd be nothing without you my darling please don't ever leave me. Please don't ever leave