Enter: The Conquering Chicken

Album details and lyrics

Band cover reissue

  1. Bob (Cousin O.)3:04
  2. Guilt Within Your Head2:26
  3. Seaweed2:23
  4. A Change Is Gonna Come” – 4:03
  5. Precious Blood3:46
  6. Beauty of the Rose2:36
  7. Drunks1:37
  8. Italian Song2:07
  9. Social Love I2:39
  10. Social Love II1:51
  11. Spear & Magic Helmet2:43
  12. Drinking Song2:55
  13. Sign of the Crab2:33
Band reissue track listing

 

  1. “Bob (Cousin O.)” 3:03
  2. “Guilt Within Your Head”2:25
  3. “Seaweed”2:25
  4. “A Change Is Gonna Come”4:02
  5. “Precious Blood”3:45
  6. “Beauty of the Rose”2:36
  7. “Drunks” 1:37
  8. “Italian Song”2:07
  9. “Social Love I”2:39
  10. “Social Love II”1:50
  11. “Daily Bread” 4:33
  12. “Sign of the Crab”2:34
  13. “Drinking Song”2:55
  14. “I’m Lou”1:55
  15. “New Fast One”2:00
  16. “Sign Of The Crab (Live)”2:46
  17. “Seaweed (Live)”2:29
  18. “Beauty Of The Rose (Live)”2:44
  19. “Whirlwind (Live)” 2:59
  20. “New Fast One (Live)”2:01
  21. “Bob (Cousin O.) (Live)”3:07
  22. “A Change Is Gonna Come (Alternate Take)”4:13
Inside
Label: Broken Rekids
Released: March 22, 1994
Band reissue release: October 14, 2003
Producer: Scott Benson, The Gits
Length: 36 mins 51 secs
Album art: Reissue art by Mark Pollard
Track #1 “Bob (Cousin O.)” – 3:04 

Awaken in a state, not my own
The only thing that’s real is that amongst these walls
I whisper to a fear that sleeps in my soul
Shutting out my conscience, but I think I know
It hurts me to be angry it kills me to be kind
But my only torment is my own disguise
Waiting on a favor only goes to show
There’s not much in them you can hold
Awaken to the only fact that I’ve simply wasted chances, but i’m not yet to die and waiting for my temperament to calm Maybe they can’t hear the cracks behind these eyes.
It hurts me to be angry it kills me to be kind
But my only torment is my own disguise
Waiting on a favor only goes to show
There’s not much in them for you to hold
It starts to become something you can’t touch but you can feel
There’s something else surrounding me it’s not easy to see
Waiting on the chance I’ve got I
Hide behind these walls, I look through the cracks
I see the same mistakes that I once made all that I can tell you is there is a price to pay
It hurts me to be angry
It kills me to be kind
But my only torment is my own disguise
Waiting on a favor only goes to show there’s not much in them for you to hold.

Track #2 “Guilt Within Your Head” 2:26 

Each time you fall the pieces are only more and farther between
And the pieces won’t fit together with all the guilt built in your head
I see you shake I see the paint underneath your fingernails
Scratching the walls scratching the moments that brought you here
Each time you thought you’d hold on
Trying to stay clean for someone
Maybe you should just take a look inside yourself
‘Cause you create your own hell
I see them scurry while they’re helping dig your grave
People are so quick to wave your weakness in your face
I’m here to tell you keep one step back from one day at a time
tThere’s only so much above your head that you’re supposed to carry
Each time you thought you’d hold on trying to stay clean for someone maybe you should just take a look inside your hell cause you create your own self.

Track #3 “Seaweed” 2:23 

There is a silence that paces us all
It’s sensitive to the peace that we’ve known
And if I could take that crevice in me
I’d fill it up with all that you bleed
I was walking into the water
And I was trying not to breathe
I could feel the current pulling and I just kept in deeper
I’m sick of the pain that you’re feeling
It’s weighing you down
If I could erase it all within just one dive
I wrap you precious around my soul and now I’m letting you go
As I drown these evil spirits and penetrate the obstacles
I feel the seaweed creeping up my skin
It’s like a monster that’s reaching for me
With the passion of life I’ve got left i’m gonna use it to sacrifice myself
Well, I dove down into the seaweed
Scared once before, but not anymore
As it twists and turns me away from the surface
Here’s my chance of letting it go
I’m sick of the pain that I’m feelin It’s weighing me down
If I could erase it all within just one fuckin’ dive
I wrap you precious around my soul and now I’m letting you go as I drown these evil spirits and penetrate the obstacles.

Track #4 “A Change Is Gonna Come” 4:03 

I was born by the river
In a little old tent
And just like that river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long Been a long time coming
But I know change is gonna come
Oh yes it is
It’s been too hard living
Oh but I’m afraid to die I don’t know what’s up there
Beyond the clouds It’s been a long
It’s been a long time coming
But I know change is gonna come
Oh yes it is
There was a time When I asked my brother “And my brother,”
I said “Brother, brother won’t you help me please” When it needs I’m down And when I asked my mother “My dear sweet mother,” I said “Mama, mama I’m down On my knees”
And there was a time, Lord
When less I loan Lord I was able
Somehow here we are
It’s been a long It’s been a long time coming
But I know change is gonna come Oh yes it is Like I said
There was a time When I asked my brother “My brother,” I said “Brother, brother won’t you help me please”
When it needs sent me down
And when I asked my little mother, “And my mother,” I said “Mama, mama I’m down On my knees” And there was a time Oh, unless I loan Thought I was evil
Somehow to carry on It’s been a long It’s been a long time coming But I know change is gonna come Oh yes it is There was a time When I asked my brother “My brother,” I said “Brother, brother won’t you help me please”
When it needs sent me down
And when I asked my little mother “And my mother,” I said “Mama, mama I’m down On my knees” And there was a time
Oh, unless I loan
Thought I was evil Somehow to carry on It’s been a long It’s been a long time coming
But I know change is gonna come
Oh yes it is
And I know, I know change has gotta come
Yes and I know that you know that I know that you know that change has gotta come
I am so tired, so tired, change has gotta come
Yes a change, a change has gotta come.

Track #5  “Precious Blood” 3:46 

There are these things I want the most
But they are usually one step furthest from my reach
Oh, but they always stand close enough
To take me to the next fuckin’ drink
Cause when it cuts, it really does My soul spills the blood
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take
But I’m gonna need a little more one day
Sometimes, I just want to know
Faster than my precious blood will let me roll
Is it real or, tell me, is it wrong
To keep these dreams strongest in my mind?
Cause when it cuts, it just gets deeper baby
Like when I go to touch you,
You’re the furthest from me
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take
But I’m gonna get me get me get a little more one day
Oh, it’s laying tired in me, it does
And when I see it there it makes me wanna…
It’s laying tired in me, it does, when I see it there
It’s all I can do to stare it in the face
Even the hours they hold heavy on me
Even the hours just hold the pain
And even the times get heavy, little weak Even the hours just hold the pain, there is no gain
All in all it comes back to me
With every sip of poison that I taste It’s only hurting me and nobody else
When it lies to me, it’s the strongest in my mind
Cause when it cuts, it just gets deeper baby
Like when I go to touch you,
You’re the furthest from me
Yeah Yeah
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take
But I ‘m gonna get me,
Get me
A little more one day.

Track #6  “Beauty of the Rose”2:36 
I don’t know which way to go from here
I put my hand through a liquid mirror
And I wonder just what I’ve reached Is this my blood dripping or an hallucination?
Guess it depends if I feel the pain
I take the bottle just to never set it down again It’s thrown into the ocean, You better believe there’s a message in it.
I’ve gotta get through to you somehow
But if it lays on the ocean floor,
Well then I failed again It just explodes itself in my mind
And it’s blinding me from what’s right or wrong
The beauty of the rose,
It pulls my instinct to grab it
The clenching of the stem I feel the thorns catching under my skin
Yeah, it’s something just like this
Pulling you in until it makes its threat
Then it’s not easy to pass judgement
Do me a favor,
When I reach my hand out
Won’t you please just cut it off
So I can understand a little more of the situation
Taking me for all and left had I can’t tell which is right or wrong
What’s black or white, which is left or right
Could you tell me which is it supposed to be for me?
I don’t know which way to go from here
I turn left and right and I’m still standing in the rear
Oh I can’t tell the way the bloody situation runs
I hear you talking but I can’t understand a word
I don’t know what the hell to do with this
I hear you talking, but it’s all full of bullshit!
I take the bottle just to never set it down again
I lay there wishing I was dead.
Track #7 “Drunks”1:37 

Drunks!

Track #8 “Italian Song”2:07 

I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee…

 Track #9  “Social Love I” – 2:39  acoustic live

Well I don’t need your social love, no I feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you’re smiling
Walking on by, walking on by
Yeah when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read I don’t need your social crap
You head iron sleep boys I can see, what repels me Is your pretentious stare
You never look me in the eye
Or feel the truth Yeah when it hits me I see you still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read I don’t need your social love I already feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you smile
When you’re walking all back
There’s a connection to be made
It’s something you always crave And now that it’s over
Hell, I’d set that fire that you know you like
And now when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read
How dare you?

Track #10  “Social Love II”  1:51 

Well I don’t need your social love, no I feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you’re smiling
Walking on by, walking on by
Yeah when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read I don’t need your social crap
You head iron sleep boys I can see, what repels me Is your pretentious stare
You never look me in the eye
Or feel the truth Yeah when it hits me I see you still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read I don’t need your social love I already feel misread enough
And what repels me
Is the fact that you smile
When you’re walking all back
There’s a connection to be made
It’s something you always crave And now that it’s over
Hell, I’d set that fire that you know you like
And now when it hits me
See it still gets kinda heavy
Yeah when it’s laying there over
It’s wide open and read
How dare you?

Track #11 “Spear & Magic Helmet” – 2:43 
Now I’ve heard it all
The way you build your reputation
You’re fucking with my friends
Now I’m out to ruin you
There is no justice
To what you tried to get away with
Tried to be a little shit
You’re nothing but a fucking git
What’s the way you think so dumb
That what I do is shut you up
All I want is a chance
To take everything What do you play
It’s infused in what I play entirely You haven’t gotten kicks
‘Cause I win this game
You jump out from behind
To what gets one You said, “You’ve been a bad girl,”
Then you slapped her right across the face
What could be going through your mind
This does no one good
I suggest you buy a cage
‘Cause I’m full of rage
Then you raped her
You left her in the alleyway
I know I have to see you
And all I think of you is right
Could’ve gone on after you
You’re nothing but filthy scum
Now I have to wail on you And your reputation
Just because you see her there
You think it’s all fair and square
All I fucking see in you Is one goddamn lame excuse
How could you stand in the display
The cause of so much pain?
I suggest that you buy a cage
Because I’m full of rage
Now you’ve heard it all
Leave it to your discretion
Between what’s right and wrong
But don’t you even give a damn?
Because I’m coming after you
You’re nothing but filthy scum
I’d like to wail on you
And your reputation
Just because you sing of it
Think you’re dumb, do it right
All I fucking see in you is one goddamn lame excuse
What could be going through your mind?
It’s done no one good
I’ll take a pan to your head
‘Cause I’m full of rage
 Track #12 “Drinking Song” – 2:55 

I tend to drink too much sometimes
I fall a little drunk on my face
I get up I brush up I head to the bar
For another round with all of my friends
Here’s to ‘em To all of my friends
Here’s to ‘em To all of my friends yeah
Here’s to ‘em To all of my friends
Here’s to the bastards, the best of my friends
Step up to the bar we tip the bartender first Keep ‘em filled to the rim
There might be a bit of a brawl that breaks out
But we always leave when we should
So with this pint I toast to you to all of my friends
Keep healthy and good I clench it tight and I raise it high
May the spirits runneth over
And drinks never be denied I know work is the worst part of the day
But when you get out the fun will pay
So now drink with me to no end
‘Cause here we are with the best of our friends It’s all I got left in the end are my friends
God love ‘em my fuckin’ friends.

Track #13  “Sign of the Crab” – 2:33 

Yeah
You take me off the rollercoaster Of your serial killing ways
I’m down the rollerpiece
You find my bowl that’s it
You’re always taking me back to the same place
I wonder if I’m here just to take the rap
And you can talk with your husband
But there’s no torch there for remorse We ain’t that much different
No, we’re feeding off the same incentives
Never ceases to amaze me the things you try to pull
Anything to get me in and then get me killed
Go ahead and slice me up, spread me all across this town
‘Cause you know you’re the one that won’t be found
Maybe I’ve pushed my luck one too many times
Now you’ve taken it upon yourself to put me back in line
Well leave it to fear to get the message through
But isn’t that the romance that brought me here to you?
You can talk with your husband
But there’s no torch there for remorse We ain’t that much different
No, we’re feeding off the same goddamn incentives
Yeah You take me off the roller coaster Of your serial killing ways
I’m down the rollerpiece
You find my bowl that’s it
Go ahead and take me out for all you think it’s worth
‘Cause I know I’m the one that won’t get hurt
Don’t ruin me for what you cannot have
You can talk with your husband But there’s no torch there for remorse We ain’t that much different
No, we’re confident we can get back on our feet again.

Track #11 (on reissue)  “Daily Bread” – 2:33

There’s a motion in daily silence
That’s the yeses swimming round my head
I need to listen to my conscience
The world puts me down instead
I have four walls and they’re to watch me
The blankness jumps right off the page
My fingers try to tear the paper
A bitter moment is almost dead
It’s almost dead
Come take my hand
Thought I’d tell the bit of it
And what makes sense
And wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
And I leave another example of
Well it leaves me, at about a thousand miles
I feel the beating of the heartbreak
I feel the beating of the sun
And as I’m getting any closer
Well I’m more than full of you
In this place
This hell
Come take my hand
Thought I’d tell the bit of it
And what makes sense
And wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
There’s only so much I will take
Bitterness is my rage
And wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
Give yourself a break
Your only bread
Your only bread
And they’re down there
See ‘em lined up
They’re hungry on the pavement, feed them
When they lay their hands out for a bit of your spare change
I see the ones that are ignoring them
You know their pockets are lined full of gold
Clearly lined with their golden veins
Come take my hand
Thought I’d tell the bit of it
And what makes sense
They wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
There’s only so much I should take
Bitterness is no rage
They wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
Your only bread
But I sell the bread
Their only bread
They look down, down
Oh they bring you down
While all around them they line ‘em on the docks, one by one
For the rope around their ankle, the other end there is a rock
One by one they dunk them over
Sinking them over down into the ocean
But then it’s useless
It has been for
Come take my hand
Thought I’d tell the bit of it
And what of it makes sense
And wait for all that I offer
And they take my only bread
There’s only so much I will take
Bitterness is my rage
And wait for all that I offer
And they leave empty hands
Down
Oh they’re sending them down
One by one they knock them over
And they just sink down
Suddenly down
A simple down
Let’s all lay down

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