the legal immigrants

Drugs to Roses

The Legal Immigrants -Drugs to Roses Cover Art
  1. Drugs
  2. Bludgeoned,
  3. Bily Goat
  4. Bang
  5. Daddy’s Little Girl
  6. Fork In The Road
  7. Odelay
  8. Temptress
  9. Freak Out
    Roses

Lyrics

The Legal Immigrants – Drugs
Words & music by Joe Bockheim
A damn fool could have figured it out
The fine line the sign of your problems
But it’s swept right under the rug
Maybe there they won’t know who brought them
Bleeding out your eyes
Are you high or have you been crying?
Somethin’s wrong with the kids
They weren’t hugged but you’ll blame marijuana
Hold me, scold me
Feed me, teach me
Look out!
Come sit over here dear
I’ve got something I’ve got to tell ya
Well Johnny met Molly took out for a ride
Ya know one wrong turn nearly cost him his life
But he made it
Fadin’, cravin’
Wasted, he chased it
Shoot up!
Step back into the light, Until I confirm who you know here
Your hearts tickin’ hard, almost out of your chest
You know one false move might cost you the rest, but you made it
Hate it, trader
Bleed it, need it
Too much wasn’t enough
Creepin, he’s sneakin

The Legal Immigrants – Bludgeoned
Written by Joe Bockheim & Trevor Reidsma
Let’s make one thing straight, I thrive toeing the line
Even a baby step back and I’m all shook up
But your guess is good as mine
Dang, look like you’re mining to hell
But when the dust dies down and the fog lifts up
You’ll see a wishing well, nine seven nine seven
Damned, and feel bludgeoned by God
Consider fighting back but you chicken out
Too overwhelmed by the odds
You been fleeced, while on the kip counting sheep
You whine and cry and say the fall guy set you up
Pulled the wool right over your eyes, why?
Do you still have questions?
I don’t care how it worked since who or when
Down, not necessarily out
Said you unsure if there is a cure
You’re still crippled by doubt
Call it fate, it’s just a thorn in my side
The medic tells me I’m best served not to pull it out
Rather just give it some time, why?
Not now, not never
I don’t care how it worked since who or when
Go go go
Yea I don’t care how it worked since who or when

The Legal Immigrants – Bily Goat
Written by Joe Bockheim
Wasn’t appointed, disappointed that it didn’t work out
I talk in circles to avoid getting ahead of myself
Was not in the mood today, you caught my eye
It’s already done for me, you’re mine
Drew the conclusion this illusion wasn’t workin’ for me
The people gathered then they scattered there was nothing to see
My sigh subsided and I’m smiling like I finally struck oil
So seldom do you meet a mind that has a beautiful face
Then out of the blue she said nothing
You’ll be safe and warm babe, remain by my side
Said it’s already done for me
(Jazz vocals)
You’ll be safe and warm babe, remain by my side
Said it’s already done for me, yea
The people broke out, they were smoked out, there was blood on their hands
It’s at that point there ain’t no point in even making amends
Map rendered useless cause it came without a compass or key
That’s why I’ve been fruitless tryin’ to pinpoint where the demon’s in me
You’ll be safe and warm babe, remain by my side
Said it’s already done for me
(Yazz vocals)

The Legal Immigrants – Bang
Written by Joe Bockheim & Trevor Reidsma
Long Legs, red lips, staring at me
Not now, no way, you can’t have me
One kiss, I know, it’s done
I’m scared, I’m shook, so I run
You’re not really sure want anymore
What are you fighting for?
Bang!
He broke free of the chains
Can’t keep me hostage no more
Black hat, blank stare, disconnected
Blank check, dark soul, the least suspected
One kiss, I know, it’s done
I’m scared, I’m spooked, so I run
But you’re not really sure what it’s worth anymore
What are you fighting for?
Bang!
Well, broke out of the chains
An interpersonal war
Not really sure what you want anymore
Got in deeper than you bargained for
Bang!
Wear the lies on your lips
Keep misusing your tongue
Well, we’re all playing for keeps
But still losing the war

Daddy’s Little Girl
Written by Joe Bockheim
There’s no point trying to explain, she’s everything that’s wonderful
Everything that beautiful, but you never see her
Pure as the snow, fresh as any drop of rain
Hope she still recall’s your name, sad that’s how you found out
You lost out
On daddy’s little girl
Dancing on your heart
Ripped your world apart and now you must find a new one to love

Consumed by her cool, she has another cigarette
Knows it’s something she’ll regret, when she get’s older
Plays by the rules, practical, dependable
And always eats her vegetable’s, for when she gets older
You lost out
On daddy’s little girl
And all her naughty parts
She’s been ripping out your heart and now you must find a new one to love

The calm in the storm was still strong enough to blow away
All you little cares today, and you still got older
Free as a breeze, fills all the spaces in between
Knows all my favorite melodies
Sad that’s when you lost out
On daddy’s little girl
And all her naughty parts
She’s been ripping out your heart and now you must find a new one to love
Watch out
There’s no point trying to explain

The Legal Immigrants – Fork In The Road
Written by Joe Bockheim
Well hello doll, fancy that I might find you this way
There’s some shame in the things that you’ve done
What you chose at the fork in the road
Need a judge now, who’s to blame when everyone’s wrong
Move the plank that’s been stuck in your eye
And I’ll give you a stone to throw
Was it worth it or not, might find out by tomorrow
Blind hindsight
You’re a star child and I knew that before your rite
And forgot most of what you did wrong
But it wasn’t worth that life
But through it all child, I will wish you well each day
Despite all the harm that ya done
What you chose at the fork in the road
Was it worth it or not, we’ll find out by tomorrow
Blind hindsight
Cause all anybody could ever really want it love
You’re wasting your time
Sparks flying but the flame just won’t start
Leaving me all alone in the dark
Dwelling on all the cruel things you said
My covers blown and I’m not sure what to do
Can’t keep my minds lonely eye off of you
Dwelling on all the cruel things you said
Oh oh oh oh
(Indiscernible screams)
Don’t you worry about another thing
Was only a matter of time
A fool to think I’d be the one keeping you in line
Wastin’ your time
Well it worked for a while but I’m starting over
Blind hindsight
You’re insane as defined with the world on your shoulders
Change my mind

The Legal Immigrants – Odelay
Written by Joe Bockheim & Trevor Reidsma
Silent wars, fought on the front line of your mind
Was it worth the fuss or are you just stirring up dust
You try and blame me for why you never gained traction
Rest assured, you’re still the apple of my eye
Gave the ol’ college try and were eaten alive
Was it your bad habits or the law of attraction?
Odelay, que sera sera
Why don’t we just agree what will be will be
You can’t plan it, at least not on this planet
Let’s trade, I’ll take your problems you take mine
Well if you’d be so kind as to share what you find
We’ll compare notes and see how bad each has it
Battle scars, they reveal an ugly truth
But from a bird’s eye view you look practically new instead of used up
That’s why you choose the perspective
Dumb it down, you gotta say pissed not perturbed
And use layman’s terms when you mince your words
Don’t chance it, you risk misunderstanding
Dead weight, general average time
You can’t dodge this one without jettison
Ya don’t heed that, you’re either sunk or you’re stranded
Clean slate, grated another try
Will it be boom or bust when we get to the crux?
Identify the trap or wind up with a snapped neck
Cast away, couldn’t get right
When its fight or flight just hand me some gloves
I’ll throw a tantrum just to get a reaction
Derelict, failure to comply
Well a passionate cry was the telltale sign you had to change course
All hope was abandoned.

The Legal Immigrants – Temptress
Written by Joe Bockheim

In contempt with your temptress, it’s been a problem for long
Keep playing the part just playing the part
Keep looking at me you get nothing
When you put me out on eggshells I can’t help but start stomping around
I’m the flint for the spark, kept secret till dark
Run a fine comb through me you get nothing
Label me a bad guy maybe so, but what I choose I own
Tie a viable noose from the string of your choose
One foot in the grave changed nothing
I ain’t really dreamt of fame or wished to earn my weight in gold
So much story untold, much story untold
Will your best shot net something
You can cut me up and shape me or just take me as I am today
Be it as it may I’m dead set in my ways
Cut straight through the maze till I find something
Label me a bad guy maybe so, but what I choose I own
Tie a viable noose from the string of your choose
Keep track of all your good deeds even site the time and place
Not really in the mood to stick and move but if a fight is what you want today..
Buck ‘em
Say when

The Legal Immigrants – Freak Out
Written by Joe Bockheim
I caught a pretty penny lookin at me
Better check ‘er out
A funny feeling comes over me
I start to feelin’ like a bird of prey
You’d better pray that I don’t give it wing
Try and contain it, but soon enough I let it out
Shout it out loud
Well if it work then it’s great
If it breaks then its murder, she wrote for me
Will it work?
Losing trust now in your Tarot cards
Feel like a sheep that veered and lost its way
See all the lights are on but nobody’s home
Well the walls start to wiggle now
Feel the floor boards giving out
They’ll never get me, please forgive me
Have you decided if you’re diving in or bailing out?
Shout it out loud
Well it hurts and it aches but the thrill of the chase is what’s driving me
And it hurts
Let it out
Start shoutin’ out loud
Well if it works than it’s great
If it breaks then it’s all that she wrote for me
Will it work for me?
Will it work?

The Legal Immigrants – Roses
Written by Joe Bockheim

Why weren’t there roses on the table tonight?
Pickin’ cold lonely in a messy room
Got a long list to-do but that’s cool because it’s all of my love
Found my life fits well inside a twelve by ten
But that’s cool I’ll multiply to just divide it again for love
It don’t take much space to retrace the roots of my love
Stumbled into town and had him check me out
And the doctor says I’m ready well the doctor says im ready for love
Each piece represents a little slice of time
When I glue it back together well I do so in the shape of my heart
Don’t take much space retracing all the roots of my love
Well it worked for a while but you can’t break a smile when you say to me
“Where did it go, honey?”
Hard to see me waiting for the weekend to come
When the cops search me they looked shocked when learn that he gon’
The boy he gon’
Never had intent to see you face again
Momma says it’s foolish and considers it a mortal sin
Baby don’t do it again
Don’t take much space retracing all the roots of my love
Well it worked for a while but you can’t break a smile my love
Well you were so endearing deceptively steering away from me
Why weren’t there roses on the table tonight?