Live at The Beebe Estate, July 23rd, 2014

by Ken Gordon

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Recorded live at The Beebe Estate in Melrose, MA, July 23rd, 2014

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released December 17, 2015

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Track Name: Intro
The intro. Featuring many Beebe Estate Open Mic regulars. Thank you all!!!
Track Name: Class War
I don't want to hear your excuses
you fell down and played dead for weeks
you might as well starve to death now
for the good of society

this class war is something noble
the strong need to control the weak
without great men, you would have nothing
who are you to question me

working poor, you are a problem
working class, you're some kind of freak
don't touch me, I might get infected
go away, don't bother me
go away, don't bother me

I don't want to hear your excuses
you lost your job, you're old, past your peak
you won't get another handout
go away, don't bother me

this class war is something noble
the strong need to control the weak
without great men, you would have nothing
who are you to question me

I see you as less than human
a dried stain on my satin sheets
I would like to wipe you away now
I don't know what's stopping me

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Who Wants To Play Jesus
I love Jesus and I respect Jesus but I won't play Jesus again
I still love you, heaven hangs above you
no one knows better than him
who wants to play Jesus
who wants to know what life's about
who wants the kingdom... and pieces of Jesus in your mouth
voice from the mountain
telling us all how we should live
who wants to save you
who knows we have so much more to give

I found Jesus the moment he freed us so I don't need to find him again
I still love you, heaven hangs above you
no one knows better than him
who wants to play Jesus
who wants to know what life's about
who wants the kingdom and pieces of Jesus in your mouth
voice from the mountain
telling us all how we should live
who wants to save you
who knows we have so much more to give

who wants to play Jesus
who wants to join him on the cross
who wants the kingdom
who saved us all and paid the cost
voice from the mountain
telling us all how we should sin
who wants to save you
who knows the only way to win
who wants to play Jesus... who wants to play Jesus...
who wants to play
play

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Nursing Home
lord come and take me now
I don't want to live, so take me out
(I'm) suffering, without a sound
imprisoned in this tiny room
waiting to die
waiting to die
waiting to die

the people I once loved are gone
I never thought I'd live this long
the nurses say I must be strong
heaven is where I belong
waiting to die
waiting to die
waiting to die

the best years of my life are gone
I can see beyond the edge of dawn
to get there now, I must be strong
heaven is where I belong
waiting to die
waiting to die
waiting to die

lord come and take me now
I don't want to live, so take me out
(I'm) suffering without a sound
imprisoned in this tiny room

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: To Freedom
we fight for freedom... freedom makes us independent
we are independent and we have freedom
no more dependent, we are free
free to choose, free to love
free to come, free to leave
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

we fight for independence... independence creates our separation
we have separation and we are independent
we are independent and no more dependent, we are free
free to choose, free to love
free to come, free to leave
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
we fight for separation... separation brings us isolation
we have isolation and we have separation

we are independent and no more dependent, we are free
free to choose, free to love
free to come, free to leave
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

we fight for freedom... we get independent
we fight for separation... we get isolation
we get what we fight for... we miss what we need for
we lose what we love for... we are free
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... (x2)
To freedom To freedom To freedom! To freedom…

Written by Catherine Hsu and Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Your Love Makes Me Want To Die
lost in the search for a reason
running for years out of mind
in fear since the day I found you
losing all hope over time

your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die

shamelessly exposed and naked
willingly slave to desire
fighting and making up and breaking up
working through our lives on fire

your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die

long past the time for forgiveness
ask but I will not reply
my life is better without you
your love makes me want to die

your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die
your love makes me want to die

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Benefits of Sex
don't you think I know it's good to be doing it
I would if I could but I can't so I won't get the benefits
now I might die early
somebody set my spirit free
I don't want to hear about the benefits of sex

when I have a headache, I go and sleep on it
sometimes the pain is as good as the day will ever get
love isn't for me
I know I've got to break free
and I don't want to hear about the benefits of sex

they write stupid lists to sell boring magazines
I don't find them helpful, I know what they really mean
they say I'm not healthy
everyone has sex but me
and I don't want to hear about the benefits of sex

I had a girl, I thought she loved me but she disappeared
next time I saw her in the local bar, everything was weird
she had a new boyfriend
now I'll never have sex again
and I don't want to hear about the benefits of sex

yeah, I put on my cowboy hat and said that's the end of that
and I don't want to hear about the benefits of sex

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: One Night Stand
If I said I loved you, that would be a lie
I only really love myself, I don't want to make you cry
I never really cry that much, I don't allow myself to feel
but you can keep pretending what we had was real

all that I am good for is a one night stand
we'll spend the night together, I'll never talk to you again
I don't want to raise your children, I don't want to hold your hand
all that I am good for is a one night stand

If you say you love me, I will have to run away
nothing you could ever do would make me want to stay
I just can't be happy unless I am living free
I wish I could tell you you meant something to me

all that I am good for is a one night stand
we'll spend the night together, I'll never talk to you again
I don't want to raise your children, I don't want to hold your hand
all that I am good for is a one night stand

WILDCAT GUITAR SOLO over VERSE

all that I am good for is a one night stand
we'll spend the night together, I'll never talk to you again
I don't want to raise your children, I don't want to hold your hand
all that I am good for is a one night stand

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: How Long Can You Live
people tell you stories
to ease your troubled mind
you want to believe in a love that won't leave
but you're running out of time
how long can you live
how long can you live without love
how long can you live
how long can you live without love
I don't want to know
I don't want to know
how long you can live without love
how long can you live
how long can you live without love

when your heart is open, who knows what you may find
wait patiently and one day you'll see
all things come in due time
but how long can you live
how long can you live
how long can you live without love
how long can you live
how long can you live without love
I don't want to know
I don't want to know
how long you can live without love
how long can you live
how long can you live without love

there's weight on your shoulders
the years have not been kind
you were young but now you're older
and there's no peace of mind
how long can you live etc.

how long can you live... without love
I don't want to know
how long you can live without love
I don't want to know.

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Playing With Your Fears
dark tunnel look through
don't let them see you
lights out, can't escape
fall like a snowflake
savings disappear
born on a leap year
old age, setting sun
you may have just won

every night… every day of the year
tv's on... playing with your fears... your fears...

retirement death zone
can't afford your own home
taxes, sting rays
somebody else pays
wildfire, cyberwar
in through the back door
credit card kool-aid
necessary upgrade

every night… every day of the year
tv's on... playing with your fears... your fears... BRIDGE

job cuts shark attack
cool makes a comeback
blackberry foul play
this account's a throwaway
two lane sex ring
try almost anything
soap box fair trade
who wants to get laid

every night… every day of the year
tv's on... playing with your fears... your fears...

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)
Track Name: Corporations
I love corporations... corporations own my soul
and I believe... in corporations
across the nation, profits grow

they're in control, they're in control
they're in control, control, control

I will need... corporations, help me pay my loans and bills
and I'll rely... on corporations
for health insurance, drugs and pills

they're in control, they're in control
they're in control, control, control

I will serve... corporations, even when I say I won't
I have a dream, I want a good life
2.5 kids and a country home

they're in control, they're in control
they're in control, control, control

where would we be... without big oil
or copyrights or drm?
where would we be... without free markets
without freedom, who would win?

they're in control, they're in control
they're in control, control, control
they're in control, they're in control
they're in control, control, control

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)