Death of a Household Name

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Welcome to the future, where everyone is famous for 15 seconds
Above it all guard your heart
My dearly departed
Before they take it and shake it and break it and make it
A faceless work of art
Before the venomous enemy sends another friend to tear it apart
Before you lose yourself around the bend
And end before you start

I was a melancholy bounty hunter living inside of a dream
A fiend, the afterlife of the party
The boy who killed the king
And I wanted to be a better man but I got lost along the way
I got a fistful of silver and a kiss to betray

We used to be one nation under God
I guess He got in the way, but hey
With all of our might, we’re still gonna fight
Who needs Him anyway?
If I could pray today, I’d pave the way and stop my own decay
Turn my wrong to right, the dark to light
But no one can show me the way

Cause they’re so wrapped up in themselves they’re mummified
Pride got ‘em
Christ found His bride dead
A suicide at rock bottom
And I still believe in God, I think it’s just a shame
That in 2,000 years they won’t remember your name, sing

All around the world today they know my name
And I’ll never be the same
Still the wind gonna blow and you and I both know
The party’s over so we gotta go

I held the rain I felt the pain
And I’ll never be the same
Still the band played on and they were singing our song
And you and I sang along, sing

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo
And I’ll never be the same
But I’m glad you came
To help me celebrate the death of a household name, sing

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo
And I’ll never be the same
But I’m glad you came
To help me celebrate the death of a household name

Is everybody tucked in?
The celebration is about to begin

Of all the gin joints in the world
You stumbled and tumbled into mine
Fumbling for your keys and leaving the scene of the crime
Believing the line that all men are swine
And created equally blind, defined
She gave back the ring and everything but can’t get back the time

Because weeks turn to months, months turn to years
Years turn to tears, tears turn to beers, beers turn to Everclear
She gave up her school, forget a job or career
But when she met the other woman it became crystal clear

And now we’re here, right or wrong
You know the song remains the same
She can’t change the past, she can only change her name
And do the walk of shame around the chalk line of an old flame
If we can’t blame each other we can blame it on the rain

It ain’t gonna rain no more no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more



Above it all weather the storm
Cause even when you want to quit
You gotta muster up the grit
To carry on
And must admit your faults and failures
Stitch a heart forever torn
A rose by any other name
Will still remain among the thorns

I was adorned in Technicolor, shades of gray and braggadocio
The caterpillar turned to Godzilla over Tokyo
Pinnochio became a real boy like he should
Then he popped a fist of molly and he moved to Hollywood

I was addicted to the rhythm
Self-inflicted masochism
Then I felt the thunderclap of the boom-baptism
Tell my mom and dad I love them, and the quest ain’t in vain
Call all we ever wanted to be
Was a household name


from Hello Maybe Everything, released October 1, 2013
Spoken word - Chad Lindberg
Additional vocals - Truth Hz



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