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Victor Rasgaitis’ moves are weak, but my will is strong.

DANCING ON TV [Bad Veins]

Sorry, I’m lame, I know
What can you give me to hold on to?
This pride I hope I no longer need
'Cause I'm taking chances with my feet

I love you
But you don’t love me
You love the people
Dancing on T.V.

Sorry, I’m lame, but I’m here
Though my part in you heart’s so unclear
So I try, and I try, and I try to break out
But I’m busting at my seams
And what you seem to care about

I love you
But you don’t love me
You love the people
Dancing on T.V.

The more that I try to fight
The less that I care to win
I’ll play your games
And you sing my songs
My moves are weak
But my will is strong

I love you
But you don’t love me
You love the people
Dancing on T.V.

Victor Rasgaitis ain’t ever gonna let ‘em take the life from me.

TIME TO RUN [Lord Huron]

It’s time to run, they’ll string me up for all that I’ve done
I’m going soon, gonna leave tonight, by the light of the moon 
I did it all for you, well I hope you know the lengths I’ve gone to
What’s a man to say? They’ll be looking for me, should be on my way

(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know it
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everyone to know that you’re the girl for me
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know it
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
That I ain’t ever gonna let ‘em take the life from me

I have no regrets, I will not ask for your forgiveness
Lower your defense, run away with me and it’ll all make sense
I did it all for you, don’t spurn me after all I’ve gone through
No time to rest, I’m gonna find me a life, I’m going way out West

(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everyone to know that you’re the girl for me
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know it
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
That I ain’t ever

I will run but I know that I’m beat, I decided my fate with my deeds
I will run but I know that I’m beat, I decided my fate with my deeds 

It’s time to run, well I hope you understand what I’ve done
Run away for you, I’m gonna count the days ‘til you make it through
I did it all for you, well I hope you live the life you want to
My time is spent, baby please don’t tell ‘em just where I went

(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everyone to know that you’re the girl for me
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know it
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
That I ain’t ever gonna let ‘em take the life from me
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everyone to know that you’re the girl for me
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
I wanted everybody else in the world to know it
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh)
That I ain’t ever

Victor Rasgaitis wants to know where the shadow people go.

SHADOW PEOPLE [Dr. Dog]

The rain is falling, it’s after dark
The streets are swimming with the sharks
It’s the right night for the wrong company
And there ain’t nothing ‘round here to look at
Move along, move along

The neon lights on Baltimore
Every shadow’s getting famous
In some backyard, in some plastic chair
Hoping these cigarettes will save us
Here we go again, here we go again

You got rings in your ears
And you got kicked around and made up
Looking high, looking low

Where did all the shadow people go?
Where did all the shadow people go?
I wanna know where the shadow people go

I stole a bike from the second mile
Saw a band play in the basement
I crossed the path of a friend of mine
And I know what that look upon her face meant
Something’s gone from her eye
Something’s gone wrong

You could be a woman or you could be a man
Wear the glove on the other hand
Or you could be twisted or you could be insane
Pushing the envelope against the grain
Just playing along, just playing along

And I got something on my mind
And I got voices on the other line
Saying hi, saying hello

Where did all the shadow people go?
Where did all the shadow people go?
I wanna know where the shadow people go

Where did all the shadow people go?
(Where the shadow people go)
Where did all the shadow people go?
Where did all the shadow people go?
(Where the shadow people go)
Where did all the shadow people go?
Where the shadow people go

Victor Rasgaitis is going to make it through this year, if it kills me.

THIS YEAR [The Mountain Goats]

I broke free on a Saturday morning
I put the pedal to the floor
Headed north on mills avenue
And listened to the engine roar

My broken house behind me
And good things ahead
A girl named Cathy
Wants a little of my time
Six cylinders underneath the hood
Crashing and kicking
Aha!
Listen to the engine whine

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

I played video games in a drunken haze
I was seventeen years young
Hurt my knuckles punching the machines
The taste of scotch rich on my tongue

And then Cathy showed up
And we hung out
Trading swigs from a bottle
All bitter and clean
Locking eyes
Holding hands
Twin high maintenance machines

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

I drove home in the California dusk
I could feel the alcohol inside of me hum
Pictured the look on my stepfather’s face
Ready for the bad things to come
I down shifted
As i pulled into the driveway
The motor screaming out
Stuck in second gear
The scene ends badly
As you might imagine
In a cavalcade of anger and fear

There will be feasting and dancing
In Jerusalem next year

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

Victor Rasgaitis is the conductor.

I AM THE CONDUCTOR [The Seedy Seeds]

I am the conductor 
I am the conductor 
I am the conductor 
I am the conductor

Into the pass 
At the speed of sound 
I will carry the light 
I will consign 

What will we pass 
End to end to end 
Like when we hold hands 
When we hold hands 

Medium 
Relay 
Medium 

Medium 
Relay 
Medium 

I was a vessel 
On the troubled sea 
And I did carry thee 
I did transfer thee 

Like a song 
That rides on the cardinal winds 
Like when we hold hands 
When we hold hands 

Medium 
Relay 
Medium 

Medium 
Relay 
Medium 

I am the conductor 
I am the conductor 
I am the conductor 
I am the conductor

Victor Rasgaitis thought I could be anything.

THE KING OF SPAIN [The Tallest Man on Earth]

I never knew I was a lover, 
Just cause I steal the things you hide,
Just cause I focus while we’re dancing, 
Just cause I offered you a ride

Still I am not from Barcelona, 
I am not even from Madrid
I am a native of the North folk
And that can mess up any kid

Well if you could reinvent my name, 
well if you could redirect my day, 
I wanna be the King of Spain

And I will settle in Pamplona
And I’ll provoke the bulls with words
And then I’ll send a man to meet them all
Blood is fake, so I have heard

And all the senoritas sighing,
Will be the fountain of my lies
But while we’re floating in siestas
You search for bottles and for knives

Well if you could reinvent my name, 
Well if you could redirect my day,
I wanna be the King of Spain

And I wear my boots of Spanish leather
Oh, while I’m tightening my crown.
I’ll disappear in some flamenco
Perhaps I’ll reach the other side

Why are you stabbing my illusion?
Just cause I stole some eagle’s wings
Because you named me as your lover
Well, I thought I could be anything

Well if you could reinvent my name, 
well if you could redirect my day, 
I wanna be the King of Spain

Victor Rasgaitis’ roots have grown, but I don’t know where they are.

CATS AND DOGS [The Head and The Heart]

Somewhere underneath 
The floorboard
I will sweep my garden

Underneath the cupboard 
Lives a mouse 
And he discovered 
There was nothing there

Nothin’ there to discover

Fallin’ from the sky
There are raindrops in my eyes
And my thoughts are diggin’ in the backyard
My roots have grown but I don’t know where they are

Don’t know where they are
I don’t know where they are
My roots have grown but I don’t know where they are

Cats and dogs and rooster calls
Telephones and pay phone stalls

They take away
The lonely days
For now

They take away
The lonely days
For now

Victor Rasgaitis knows there’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves.

HONOR AMONGST THIEVES [These United States]

Having first left the tavern laid a tie upon the door knob
Little john awoke at noon and went to find a day job
Stumbling home much later through the evening just before
Samuel Clemens saw that tie was dangling from the door
And he said, “I better find another place where I can sleep
Just one more hiding hole to put a secret I can keep”
You know there’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves
There’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves

Discombobulated as a boxer on her last leg
Lovely Lucy lamented that she’d hate to have to beg
And though she wouldn’t necessarily mind just one simple burglary
She’d have to check if Sam was sold, he almost certainly would be
Little John might balk at first but then he would believe
You know that rascal always had a shotgun hidden up his sleeve
Oh there’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves
There’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves

Sometimes when they journeymen would drop by unannounced
They’d crash upon the hallway floor, get drunk and make sad sounds
They swear upon their mothers grave the next time they’d pay rent
It might have been different had they even been friends
But what can you expect in a tenement building of ill repute
Plus see Lu, she had a thing for one she dubbed too cute to make leave
There’s that certain something again, that certain something amongst thieves
There’s that certain something again, that certain something amongst thieves

Oh so watch out Samuel Clemens here comes Johnny with his jack knife
Having just left the tavern determined to take the live life
It might as well be yours you know exactly what I mean, man
I don’t know what he heard, oh but I sure now what he’s seen, man
You got to run him ‘round till he’s tired and forgets she even cheats
And though he dont really mean it he is just a little peeved
And there are certain honors amongst, some certain honors amongst thieves
There are certain honors amongst, some certain honors amongst thieves

You may now be wondering what my part in all this mess is
You prefer your puzzle piece together I think that’s precious
But I may never tell a word, you may never know
See I do not dare tell all the cards but I sense which ones to show
And I think you’d like to have a secret you can hang above me
Maybe check with Sammy, Little John or Lovely
Just be careful, oh, what information you seek
Yeah just be careful what information you seek
Oh, there’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves
There’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves
There’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst thieves
There’s a certain honor amongst, a certain honor amongst

Victor Rasgaitis will die with our arms unbound.

THIS IS WHY WE FIGHT [The Decemberists]

Come the war 
Come the avarice 
Come the war 
Come hell 

Come attrition 
Come the reek of bones 
Come attrition 
Come hell 

This is why 
Why we fight 
Why we lie awake 
And this is why 
This is why we fight 

When we die 
We will die 
With our arms unbound 

And this is why 
This is why 
Why we fight 
Come hell 

Bride of quiet 
Bride of all unquiet things 
Bride of quiet 
Bride of hell 

Come the archers 
Come the infantry 
Come the archers 
Of hell 

This is why 
Why we fight 
Why we lie awake 
This is why 
This is why we fight 

And when we die 
We will die 
With our arms unbound 
And this is why 
This is why we fight 
Come hell 
Come hell 

This is why 
Why we fight 
Why we lie awake 
This is why 
This is why we fight 

When we die 
We will die with our arms unbound 
And this is why 
This is why we fight 

So come to me 
Come to me now 
Lay your arms around me 
And this is why 
This is why 
We fight 
Come hell 
Come hell 
Come hell 
Come hell