Bent Straight

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Bent Straight
caravan ray

Conversations may go astray
Apparently along the way you heard
He said, she said, they said
Who knows what was said at the end of the day

Words can be twisted and be bent
Please pay no heed to what was said
A broken heart can sometimes mend
Please let’s set things straight again

If I could turn back the hands of time
To the time i could put things right
You know I would
You know I would
You know I would
You know I would if i could

Words can be twisted and be bent
Please pay no heed to what was said
A broken heart can sometimes mend
Please let’s set things straight again

I miss you

Words can be twisted and be bent
Please pay no heed to what was said
A broken heart can sometimes mend
Please let’s set things straight again
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Phlebia - Bent Straight

Baptized in holy water
I thank the Lord at every meal
But I got a spiritual affliction
Each day I pray that it will heal

They say the devil is a liar
And my temptation is a sin
I got forbidden desires
Lord won't you help me hold them in?

Bent straight reaching for a higher state
If I listened to my urges I would be an apostate
I'm bent straight and I'm filled with self hate
Want to reach the pearly gates but I'm afraid it's too late
Bent straight, if I had a wedding date
I'm rather die than consummate it, think I'd rather masturbate
Bent straight, maybe some of y'all relate
If I burn in hellfire when I die, then I guess it's my fate

They ask me why I'm always single
If I'd just look than I might find her
They tell me get on ChristianMingle
I can't admit it but i'd rather be on Grindr
I call to Jesus won't you guide me
Like a shepherd guides his flock
But like a shepherd needs his rod
I need the Lord to be my rock

You've heard of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Don't back you'll be a pillar of salt
No quiero una señora
Deep down I know it ain't my fault

Bent straight, reaching for a higher state
Jesus guide me from the devil so I'm not incinerated
Bent straight, and I'm filled with self-hate
Wish I could be somebody else because it's so damn suffocating
Bent straight cause I know this town would hate it
If I showed my true feelings, gotta keep em sequestrated
Bent straight I think my soul's deteriorating
But you'd have to be naive to miss than I'm insinuating
I'm gay
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Vom Vorton

the psychic’s in town again
and he’s bringing me down again
he wants to impress me
but I know he’s a crook
I’m completely and utterly
bored with him bending cutlery
it starts to depress me
but he says please take a look…

“I’ve changed my ways
just you wait
those were bent crooked
these will be bent straight”

although I still have my doubts
it’s nice to be invited out
and the place he’s performing
has some pretty nice wines
he starts to apologise
for deceiving the viewer’s eyes
it’s a little heartwarming
and it’s quite a surprise

“I’ve changed my ways
just you wait
I used to bend crooked
but now I bend straight”

so he pulls out a metal spoon
a hush falls upon the room
there’s no misdirection
as he furrows his brow
and though the metal doesn’t bend
this is real! nothing is pretend!
and the crowd show affection
as our man takes a bow

he changed his ways
before it got too late
he used to bend crooked
but now he’s gone straight
it’s not much of a show
that’s not up for debate
but he used to bend crooked
and now he bends straight
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Bent Straight

You've been lying for so long now
You don't even know what's true
Everything is going wrong now
And it's all coming down, down to you

All you have is a hammer
All you see are nails
All you do is try to fix things
And all you do is fail

With all of your strength
With all of your art
You're using a hammer
As hard as your heart
You keep on trying
Working so long
To forge something better
From something so wrong

Twisting your hopes
Hoping it's wise
Spending your life
Getting your lies
Bent straight

SOLO

You keep on trying
Working so long
To forge something better
From something so wrong
Hoping it's wise
Spending your days
Getting your lies
Bent straight
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Bent Straight
Pigfarmer Jr

You sure do use a lot of words
To say nothing much at all
You never answer any of my questions
To overcome my resolve

I think that's why I'm a little shy
No, I don't want to get hurt
I've heard about you, the messed up stories
But you deny they occured

And I don't want to be like that
In your face with fact on fact
You say I'm bent out of shape
But there's nothing wrong with bent straight

You can't change my mind with those come on lines
You're exactly as advertised
With your Jheri curl hair but nobody cares
And you don't seem to realize

You don't stand a chance, not even a glance
You know I don't like guys like you
So won't you step back with your pride intact
I don't want to have to be rude

And I don't want to be like that
In your face with fact on fact
You say I'm bent out of shape
But there's nothing wrong with bent straight

You gotta have rain to get a rainbow
I don't mean to hurt your pride
There's a lot of fish left in the ocean
Maybe one of them will catch your eye

And I don't want to be like that
In your face with fact on fact
You say I'm bent out of shape
But there's nothing wrong with bent straight
You say I'm bent out of shape
But there's nothing wrong with bent straight
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Bent Straight
by Lichen Throat

When I was young, I liked to drink and fight;
I’d brawl with chains and Bowie knives.
I stabbed a kid one night in Bloomington.
I drove to Cleveland; I was on the run.
I woke up one day with a gun to my head;
“Hands up son, or we’ll shoot you dead.”
Sent me to Pendleton for three to five.
I didn’t expect to make it out alive.
Walk through the prison gate,
Destined for a life of crime.
Maybe I’ll get bent straight,
Head down and do my time.

I got a prison job in the metal shop;
Stood at the forge until my sweat would drop.
I learned to polish, weld, and grind the steel.
The sparks would glitter from the grinding wheel.
Count down to my parole date
Will someone hire an ex-con?
Maybe I’ll get bent straight,
Give my life a second dawn.

Wear a welding shield so I won’t go blind.
Just pound and pound, and grind and grind.
Just pound and pound, and grind and grind.

As an apprentice on the evening shift,
I was the lowest man, but my rise was swift.
Call me the metal master, but I listen to folk;
I saved my cash, so I was never broke.
A few years later, I had my own shop,
Work coming in and going out nonstop.
I’ve had sleepless nights, and days of doubt;
Once a twisted man, now I’m straightened out.
Never get a clean slate,
Once I’ve spent some time inside.
But now I’ve been bent straight,
Reforged, and purified.
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Bent Straight - Paco del Stinko

I got bent straight 'cos I used to be crooked
Once I had a narrow mind but somebody took it
I got enlightenment the sun on my face
I was mean dirty and low until I found a higher place

But Now I'm free (Now I'm free)
Now I'm free (Free)
But now I'm free (I'm free)
Now I'm free


Blood in the sand - holding the gun
Then the chaos began - but I didn't run

Cyclops eye is going to sleep
Bedtime bugs beginning to creep
Feel the wind blow hear the floor creak
There's no discourse amongst the sheep
Sometimes in order to eat you gotta break some beak


Often times what gets left unsaid
Is nothing but the crust of the bread
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Seaweed Delete - Bent Straight

Powered, bent straight!
Straaaaight, it's bent straight!
Power, fire, power straight!
And bent straight is what we're looking for
And power bent straight!
Power bend,
Since it's bent straight
Let's sing this song some more.
It's beeeeeent straight!
Bent straight, it's beeeent straight.
It's power bent straight.
It's powered bent straight
Power bent straaaaight.
That's the end of this song!
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Bent Straight (tomdg & wub)

Underneath the apple tree
Stunted saplings never free to grow
Never free to be
Every day I hide from me
Show them what they want to see
The lies they believe

But who am I
Never answer, ask, or wonder why

Try, so I try
To show the world what it expects of me
To laugh and never cry
To live my life bent straight

Love who you’re supposed to love
Dress the way that you’re supposed to dress
Though inside is a mess
Boys and girls in binary
Living normal lives in normal ways
Of silent pain

But who am I …

Bent straight to fit this twisted world
Turn their hate in on myself
‘Til I become the thing that I despise
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Bent Straight

Well I was bent down over a frying pan
Had a solid gold spoon in my frying hand
Tell ya when the grease was flying we was riding high
Right up on that old hog that was going dry

Then the shit hits the fan
And they're dropping like flies
And your mama's outta money
And she won't say why
Then a bolt comes down from Heaven
Like god don't give a fuuuuck
Lights fire to your feet
And it stands you right up

I'm bent straight from it all

Put the money on the dresser
We won't tell a soul

Bleeding in the streets with his pants on fire
Like the Liar-in-chief the banker holla for a dolla
Count your money it don't pay to be shy
They bout to cut you for nickle here in two months time

Oh the shit's hit the fan
and they're dropping like flies
All the neighbors outta money
Any fool can see why
Then a bolt comes down from Heaven
Like god don't give a fuuuuck
Singeing off your eyebrows
Gonna stand you right up ya say

Please help me

(Indignant rant)

We can't go out to the discotec
We can't go out to the restaurant
We can't go and watch the basketball
We can't go nowhere, just the same four walls
Everybody wants to go back in time
What will happen when we're finally free
Now we see how it can fall apart

(Indignant rant)

Bent straight, I'm a straight bender

Clogging up the highways in their SUV's
Cause they're tired of the doctor stompin' on their freedoms
A bolt comes down from Heaven like god don't give a fuuuuck
And you're the last one standing

I'm bent straight from it all
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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Bent Straight - Hot Pink Halo

***

We are taught that
Time is a line
It begins when we're born
Then ends when we die
We move along it at
A steady rate
Though we twist and we turn
Our time's been bent straight

The truth is
Time is a sea
And we are the line
Made from matter and energy
We float and we drift
On this fabric of space
We rise and we fall at
Causality's grace

We thought that
Gravity pulled
Then an idea emerged that
Shifted the rules
Observers dispersed across
Space won't agree
About distance or time passed
Thanks to relativity

Time speeds around
Planets and suns
It stretches past corners
It walks while it runs
It's always moving and
It's always still and
How we see it
Comes down to will

The past is
Wrapped up in the now
A present we present
To ourselves somehow
The future's a gift
We will never receive
It's trapped in dimensions
We cannot perceive

The truth is
Time is a sea
And we are the line
Made from matter and energy
We float and we drift
On this fabric of space
We rise and we fall at
Causality's grace
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Bent Straight

We were hired for the North Korean government program
All we had to do was get it on to a seasonal slow jam
And oh damn this will be some easy money
I just had to convince my princess my honey

It’s funny, we always wanted a baby maybe
But these circumstances seemed shady, and crazy
And lately, times have been existentially tough
But we can be set for life to essentially fuck

All we gotta do is create a little decent monster, Wild.
Add an unknown chromosome to our mid season roster, I’ll
Admit this seems like it’s treason with a foster child
A half alien human hybrid baby, have we lost our minds, well?

I don’t know babe, I think it could work out, this kid could be a genius
He could out smart North Korea, she could out smart the world and lead us
And feed us, and greet us when we go shopping at Walmart


My bones will need your brains
We will get our rent paid
You will bleed and menstruate
Our spines will get bent straight

We will never be the same
With a baby hybrid gray
You won’t bleed or menstruate
Our brains will get bent straight


Mr: according to the North Korean contract the cross breeding will be with that of a gray, and as we know Karen, the gray species are predominantly peaceful.

Mrs: do you think North Korea would realistically have any interest in cross breeding with a gray Michael?!? They are obviously creating a race of reptilian hybrids!

Mr: that is very racist Karen...


9 months later and our baby’ s a teenager
Hyper accelerated genes our baby is a speed ager
With three majors in business, communication, biomedical sciences
And alliances all across the galaxy, it’s all good y’all

A universal champion of fantasy football
And he stood tall as the biggest gray reptilian human
Baby booming breeding machine
We had more grand children agreeing to be

Ambassadors to set the planet free
Maybe things are good maybe it is we
That screwed everything up, embarrassing but
What can you do? But screw to create a new race
Maybe get a clue to not be such a human disgrace

Ya’ll disgusting, disease and puss encrusted
The human race is a mustard seed within oblivion dust bins
So please stop, you did not have a good run
So please stop, this is so dumb. I’m Done.


My bones will need your brains
We will get our rent paid
You will bleed and menstruate
Our spines will get bent straight

We will never be the same
With a baby hybrid gray
You won’t bleed or menstruate
Our brains will get bent straight
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“Bent Straight”
By Berkeley Social Scene

For we, we who breathe power
When the walls are falling down
For those sitting in their tower
Oh the trees are swaying, swaying for you

A year or two or three in the sun
The cracks in your jaw have just begun

Cause we are bending all the rules
When you won’t give up your grip
So we are bending all the rules
Bending them, bending them straight

Now show, show us the final hour
When we will cease to be
We will lie beneath the flowers
Oh the grass is swaying, swaying on you

A year or two or three in the sun
So many before us, but now there are none

Cause we are bending all the rules
When you won’t give up your grip
So we are bending all the rules
Bending them, bending them straight

I drift away with people I love, with people I love and know
I believe the path will lead us straight out of the cold

Cause we are bending all the rules
When you won’t give up your grip
So we are bending all the rules
Bending them, bending them straight
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Post by Smalltown Mike »

Fussy Britches, yo:

Bent Straight

I’m bent out of shape
Trying to find the time to get straight
A bit of a mess
Bottled up, throttled with stress

But you bent me straight
You took a chance, the chances you take
Getting tired but it’s not too late
To bend me straight

So get inside my head
and rearrange the things I’ve said
I’m not crooked
my vacant thoughts are naked

chorus

And you can bend me forever
to fit me into your box
until I can’t even remember
these silly little thoughts

chorus

There’s nothing quite like the way
you work to isolate
the pain of yesterday
the way you bend me straight
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Bent Straight
by WreckdoM

When I spy on the bus an old lady's bald spot
I get Rock Hard, Rock Hard
Checking 10 items or less with her socks over her pants
And I'm Rock Hard, Rock Hard
If her bangs are unevenly cut
If she chews on her nails alot
Eats cheese by the fucking block
And I'm Rock Hard, Rock Hard
Cause I'm straight
Straight in a weird way
Straight
Straight in a weird way
Straight
Straight in a weird way
If you're wearing witch hazel won't you walk my way?

If I'm watching my TV a ladys whitening her teeth
I get Rock Hard, Rock Hard
Stirring butter in a pan with a mitten on her hand
And I'm Rock Hard, Rock Hard
If her shirt fits tight on her arms
If every 15 minutes she yawns
She from Philly and (she's very nice)
I'm Rock Hard, Rock Hard
Cause I'm straight
Straight in a weird way
Straight
Straight in a weird way
Straight
Straight in a weird way
Drinking Malorts won't you walk my way?
Cover me in witch hazel
Fill me with Malorts
Until I am engorged with blood
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Bent Straight
by Cavedwellers
Lyrics and Music by glennny
Vocals by Truth



Intro
| Em Bm Am | Em Bm Am | Em Bm Am | G Am G Am G Am G Am | (x8)

Verse 1
| Bm G | (x4)
There’s remnants of the crumbling
The bread is gone
|Dm Bb | (x4)
Some semblance of the rumbling
Will break at dawn

Pre-Chorus 1
| F | (X4)
Standing downwind from depression
A chilling thought and wicked breeze
| Am | (X4)
There’s no shelter ‘neath the trees

Chorus

| A | A | F#m | C#m A | (x4)
The creases in the picture are increasing
It’s getting crumpled as of late
You’re taking leaps instead of sleeping
You try your best to bend it straight

Verse 2
| Bm G | (x4)
The figments you imagine
Do not belong
|Dm Bb | (x4)
You’ll get your due comeuppance
I hope I’m wrong

Pre-Chorus 2
| F | (X4)
Demanding doubt’s oblique obsession
Willing not to oversee
| Am | (X4)
Careful fell so easily

Chorus

Bridge/Solo
| A | A | A | A | G | G | G | G | (x2)

Intro

Pre-Chorus 3
| F | (X4)
Commanding all your whim regression
A thrilling thought anomaly
| Am | (X4)
Square the delta, change the scene

Chorus
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bent straight by amby moho

i've spent twenty years waiting for a moment to arrive
but now that time is meaningless
i shed my inhibition

woke up wired & bent
an aimless malcontent
shamelessly in shambles
my patience shan't relent

i've counted forty seconds since the moment i returned to life
but as i clearly stated once before
time no longer has meaning anymore
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-Verse
why have you left me here?
why are you so far away?
I call out day and night but it seems you've lost your voice
or words to say

And I'm beginning to question
The path that brought me here
But while others might run
A worm like me finds refuge looking down the gun

-Chorus
Everyday I bend and I bend and I bend until I almost break
Each flex and divot exceeds the limit
Past what I thought that I could take

Everyday I lose and I lose and I lose another part of me
The falling pieces, no longer needed
Remnants of what used to be

-Verse
My strength's evaporating
I feel like sunbaked clay
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth
I haven't tasted water for many days

And all my enemies
are closing in on me
Another man might hide
But this fragile one knows victory's on his side

-Chorus

-Bridge
Bound my hands and by my feet
I can count all my bones and all my teeth
They're surrounding me like wolves
They're fighting each other for my tattered clothes

Oh they stare, and they gloat

-Chorus
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