Carry On, Carrion

by The Big Friendly Corporation

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This album is dedicated to and inspired by the life and death of our brother and friend, Thomas Christian Marth, 11/23/1978 to 4/23/2012

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released April 29, 2017

The Big Friendly Corporations is:
Ryan Marth
Melissa Marth
Jeffrey Ford
Brandon Johnson
Andrew Karasa

Recorded by:
Andrew Karasa

Mixed by: Andrew Karasa
Additional production and recording by: Wyatt Boswell

Additional musicians:
Sean Bernecker-vocals and percussion
Stuart Brough-vocals and percussion
Corlene Byrd-vocals and percussion
Emily Couture-vocals and percussion
Lois Karasa-upright bass
Thomas Marth Sr. -banjo, fiddle, and guitar
Tom Miller-vocals and Percussion
James Montelbano-cello
Paige Overton-vocals and guitar
Ryan Pardey-vocals and percussion
Jaime Romero-vocals and percussion
Megan Wingerter-violin

In addition to everyone who contributed to this album, The Big Friendly Corporation would also like to thank: Dianne Eddington, Timothy Styles, Angie Scaduto, Norm Karasa, Ruta Comegys, Bret Comegys, Ryan Couture, The Jonas Brothers, Jobin, Bob, Sally, Mr. Pink, Harry Fagel, Leilani Fagel, Brian Henry, Jennifer Henry

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Track Name: Lost It
Had a dolly in my chair
In the corner over there
I lost it
I lost it
Had a love once long ago
I never told him, he didn’t know
I lost him
I lost him
Another boy he told me a joke
We had a laugh then had a smoke I lost it
I lost it
This young man he loved me so
Yet he still left me long ago
I lost him I lost him
Track Name: Stuck in a Soft Cage
When all your friends go
Who knows where winds blow?
I may have answers and then..
One keeps on singin’
Ignore the phone ringing
It’s sanity calling again
Don’t take what they give you
As long as you live
You will be dependent on them
Still trying to fight the good battle inside
No matter, you’ll still be condemned

So many voices and so few choices
Every day is the same
This one haunts me
And this one taunts me
This one just whispers my name

They’ll rip you apart just to make you whole
And then coddle you til you rise
You look in the mirror you sparkle and glimmer
The devil in this guise

So many voices and so few choices
Every day is the same
This one haunts me
And this one taunts me
This one just whispers my name

This one tells me I’m no good and
This one screams and then
This one’s singing
Just let it keep ringing!
That’s sanity calling again

Stuck in a soft cage
Sequestered by my rage
I’m never, ever alone
No need to ponder
Wherever I wonder
Inside my head is my home

So many voices and so few choices
Every day is the same
This one haunts me
And this one taunts me
This one is screaming my name

This one tells me I’m no good and
This one screams and then
This one’s singing
Just let it keep ringing!
That’s sanity calling again
Track Name: Mad Scientist
I wish I was a mad scientist I’d look to find a million ways
To keep you safe and happy
Keep you by my side forever and always
And I’d be able to protect you from sadness and evil all our days
Our love would fill the world and all the world would see what happens when love stays

And if you should die I could bring you back to life with electricity
Then show you around my lab so if I died you could do the same for me
Shrink you down to size so that I could carry you with me in my pocket
If I got it right I could make you so small you’d fit in a locket

I wish I was a mad scientist I’d look to find a million ways
To keep you safe and happy
Keep you by my side forever and always
And I’d be able to protect you from sadness and evil all our days
Our love would fill the world and all the world would see what happens when love stays

Build a teleportation device so that I can always get to where you are
I'd teach you to use it, too so that you and I would not be very far
Build a cloning machine so that everyone in the whole world could be you
Then when you met you you'd see why I love and then you'd all love me, too.

I wish I was a mad scientist I’d look to find a million ways
To keep you safe and happy
Keep you by my side forever and always
And I’d be able to protect you from sadness and evil all our days
Our love would fill the world and all the world would see what happens when love stays

We could live forever in our fortress in the sky the sky
The world may burn and fade, but our love would never die
We could live forever in our fortress in the sky the sky (where the ocean meets the sky)
The world may burn and fade, but our love would never die
Track Name: All Worked Out
You know I had it coming
I could stay here every day
And I would be waiting
You would talk about a place to stay
But that would be grating

I think I saw you running
I could chase you far away
But that would be crazy
You don’t love me anymore
My future is hazy

You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You don’t love me anymore
Just knit yourself a sweater
You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You’ve got it all worked out

At least my heart’s still beating
I guess that’s all it’s good for?
Just to help keep me bleeding
I wish I could even the score
But revenge is fleeting
So you won’t see me anymore
And chance should keep us from meeting

You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You don’t want me anymore
Don’t bother writing a letter
You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You’ve got it all worked out

I know what you’re thinking
But my mind’s been set in stone
Since our love’s been sinking
And I think you’ve always known
When I caught your heart shrinking
Finally feel all is right
Because I’ve been healing
Try as hard as I might
I still hope you’re reeling

You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You don’t love me anymore
I won’t put you back together
You’ve got it all worked out
I hope you feel a little bit better
You’ve got it all worked out
Track Name: Foolish Girl
I’ve got a penny for your thoughts
and the devil in my pocket
A boom box in my car
And a bunch of bottle rockets
Alright?

You’ve got a chip on your shoulder and nothing to lose
A handle of Jack and a really short fuse
Alright?

I’ll get you to hit bottom and I’ll
Hold you down
To keep you ‘round
I’m desperate
I’m lonely
I’m a foolish girl
I’ll wreck your world

I’ve got a hole in my heart and an angel on my shoulder
Something’s getting filled or it’s getting knocked over
Tonight
You’ve got a hole in your pocket
And money to spare
The Devil’s on your shoulder
And you don’t care
Tonight

I’ll get you to hit bottom and I’ll
Hold you down
To keep you ‘round
I’m desperate
I need someone
I’m a foolish girl
I’ll wreck your world

Once you’re down here with me
I have got no doubt
You could help me to break free
You could get me out
Once you’re down here with me
I have got no doubt
You could help me to break free
You could get me out

I’ll get you to hit bottom and I’ll
Hold you down
To keep you ‘round
I’m desperate
I'm lonely
I’m a foolish girl
I’ll rock your world
Track Name: Exhaust It
Had a baby inside me
Next thing you know I’m sad but free
I lost it
I lost it
If there was a drive to keep me awake
Then I would go and not hit the brake
Exhaust it
Exhausted
Had a dream I could not sleep
And all my wits I couldn’t keep
I lost it
I lost it
And now I’m sitting in my chair
I’m crazy, dazed, with none to spare
I’ve lost it
I’ve lost it
Track Name: I Will Haunt Your Dreams
Night’s long dark and cold
Or so it’s been sold
I will not
Be so easily told
What else will it take?
Just to get you to stay?

When nothing seems right
You will just close your eyes
And I’ll be there
Travelling deep in the night
You’re not so far away
And you can’t stay awake
But life’s not what it seems
When I haunt all your dreams

I will not say goodbye
I will get you this time
I will beg you to stay
You will just say good night
You’ll put up a big fight
But your heart is mine always

When you hold your head high
You must know you’re not right
I will not
Be far from your side

With whispered, “good night,”
As you just close your eyes
But life’s not what it seems
I will haunt all your dreams

I will not say goodbye
I will get you this time
I will beg you to stay
You will just say good night
You’ll put up a big fight
But your heart is mine always
Track Name: Bring You Down
Did you hear me calling out your name?
Did you think I would never be the same?
When you caught me bare-boned there on the floor?
Cuz you know I can’t see you no more?


Can you bring me down?
Can you turn me round?
I will not be found
When you bring me down

There were times when I thought we could be friends
Then I told you I’d never see you again
I fell on the floor felt like I was dead
I look right at you and said

Can you bring me down?
Can you turn me round?
I will not be found
If you bring me down

Once upon a time I swore I’d take your name
Never thought I’d be the one ashamed
I’ll be damned if
You return I’ll
Never take the blame

I will bring you down
I will turn you round
You will not be found
If I bring you down

I can bring you down
I can turn around
You will not be found
When I bring you down
Track Name: Laugh at Your Own Joke
You laugh at your own joke
Or maybe you just misspoke
You look around no one’s laughing with you
You just feel with your head
Wonder if your hear is dead
You look at yourself and you’re lacking virtue


Let me see your face
You think you fell from grace
Your laughter is a ruse
Let me hear your words
You think you’ve got no worth
Please stop this self abuse

You cry in your place
And laugh at your own face
You look around see nightmares come true
And all that you’ve ever known
And all the ways you’ve grown
Have only left their best selves behind you
You look at the ceiling fan
A leather belt in your hand
And wonder will anyone ever miss you

Let me see your face
You think you fell from grace
Your laughter is a ruse
Let me hear your words
You think you’ve got no worth
Please stop this self abuse

So laugh at your own joke
Don’t worry if you misspoke
Just look for me I’ll be laughing with you
Don’t look at the ceiling fan
Put down the belt in your hand
No matter what I will always love you

(Sometimes it’s hard to find a friend)
(But always loneliness can end)
(No matter what I still love you)
(And life is beautiful)
Track Name: Tossed It
Had a job Worked 9-5
Did what I could to stay alive
I lost it
I lost it

Had a house I could not keep
I lived my life like I’m a sheep I lost it
I lost it

So far life has been a clown
A jester in this boring town
I tossed it
I’ve tossed it

If people knew what I have known
They would have given up long ago
They’d lose it
I’ve lost it
Track Name: American Lullabye (Give 'em Hell)
My car got broken into
My stereo is gone
I sent a claim to my insurance
So they cancelled my policy
On some technicality
Sent a letter to the DMV
Which nulled my registration
Now I owe them a hefty fee
And fines I can’t afford to pay
But they’re not due just right away
I should have time to save
But my taxes have just been raised
So while I’m earning more now
Than I did this time last year
I’m taking home much less
And all my paychecks quickly disappear

And I’m deep into debt
Feeling defeat
Most days I can’t afford to eat
And it’s been wearing on me
So now I’m trying to sleep
Wide awake
And all of these things more than I can take
At once
Are givin’ me hell
So now I’ve gotta get back
Find some peace
Hope that in revenge I find release
From this American lullaby
Don’t care if I’m mad
Or in a haze
As long as I spend the rest of my days
On earth
Just givin’ ‘em hell

My bills are piling up
They just turned off my phone
So now collection agencies
Can’t bother me at home
And while the President still sings
Of gifts the tax collector brings
I don’t know how it happened
But I hope the IRS knows things
Are really getting pretty hard
I maxed out my last credit card
On spray paint, bleach. And fertilizer,
So now no holds are barred
And as I’m headed off to bed
The visions dance through my head
Aren’t sugarplums and fairies
But bombs and obscene messages

And I’m deep into debt
Feeling defeat
Most days I can’t afford to eat
And it’s been wearing on me
So now I’m trying to sleep
Wide awake
And all of these things more than I can take
At once
Are givin’ me hell
So now I’ve gotta get back
Find some peace
Hope that in revenge I find release
From this American lullaby
Don’t care if I’m mad
Or in a haze
As long as I spend the rest of my days
On earth
Just givin’ ‘em hell
Track Name: Static
Never met a girl really new
Ooohh how ‘bout you?
Love’s so strange never true
Ooohhh what to do?
Looks like love is gone long
Oooohh now I’m strong
Can’t be right when it’s wrong
Ooohh now I’m gone

Hey

It’s automatic
It gives me static
I feel so tragic
Hopeless romantic
Now I’m strong

Love like yours is so clear
Ooohh and so near
Want to be alone, my dear
Ooohh now you’re here
Been so long in my mind
Ooohh now you’re fine
Gone away for some time
Ooohh now I’m mine

Hey

It’s automatic
It gives me static
I feel so tragic
Hopeless romantic
Now I’m strong

Hey

It gives me static
I feel so tragic
Hopeless romantic
Manic Hispanic
Now I’m gone
Track Name: Over The Falls
Fantasize about the places
I would like to go
Places far and secret
So much no one will ever know
Not sure how I’ll get there
But I’d like to go by boat
If things don’t work out in my favor
I’ll still be afloat

Picture all the faces and the
Past I’ll leave behind
Things would be much different if I
Could just press rewind
I’m so bored and I’m afraid
So I must get away
There is nothing left for me to
Stay another day

But if I dropped everything
To leave this life behind
And sail off in the sunset
What in the world will I find?
I feel like in this rat race
There must be a better way
To do more than just survive
I need only to get away

Not sure if I’ll say any or all of the good byes
I don’t want to have to face
Perplexed looks in all their eyes
I just really want and need
A grand gesture of escape
Cuz I long to live for the unknown
And leave the rest up to the fates

Haven’t worked this hard for nothing
So I think I will go
My ship will keep sailing
If it won’t I just will row
Or I might just sit here
I might go over the falls
I’m still undecided but
All my dreams will be resolved
Track Name: Elect Me
Taking on the weight of the world
Everyone around you is worse
Did you ever know who you are
All you hear around you so far

You say, No way
I want to play
You can’t let go
And now you know
I want more than
You can pretend
You will not be
And now you’ll see

Lookin’ on the way that you are
Could you ever let me go far
I could never be who you be
Would you ever let me just sink?

You say, no way
I want today
You say go away
And now I play
You could not be
More than me
I will not be
And now you’ll see

Hey, elect me I don’t stay to be with you
Reject me and you know that it’s not true
Elect me and you know that it’s real
So real

Taking everything that you face
Did you really think a disgrace
I could never make you cry
Everyone eventually dies

You say, no way
I will not play
I will to be
You want for me
I will not go
And now you show
You could not say
Hello today

Hey, elect me I don’t want to wait for you
Reject me and you know that it’s not true
Elect me and you know that it’s real
So real
So real
Surreal
Track Name: Carry On, Carrion
I think people put their faith in things
That merely pacify
When money burns and power fails
And politicians lie
War destroys and breath gives out
But ‘til I breathe my last I’ll try
To carry on, carry on, carrion

And I’ve been saying if we keep this up
We won’t last very long
Cuz everything about the way
We live today seems wrong
And I write about it like a fool
But who’s gonna hear this song?
Carry on, carry on, carrion

So now you’re hunched
Bent beneath the weight of great despair
Like a backpack stuffed with gold
You carry with you everywhere
And you’re going nowhere very fast
But sorry I can’t meet you there
I’ll be gone, I’ll be gone, I’ll be gone

I’m cynical at times but still I long to do my part
When everyone around me has been placed upon my heart
And I know my God will be with me wherever I may roam
But still most times I only want to be taken home

So I pray, “The Lord, please hurry up.
It’s tough to be alive, and try to speak the truth
When it’s a thing words can’t define.”
He replies, “Just be patient. I’ll come get you in good time.
Carry on, carry on, carrion.”

Now when that mountain crashes in the ocean
Blackening the sky
And the moon above is red as blood
Just like the foul new tide
When the King returns to finish off
The few who have survived
I’ll be gone. I’ll be gone. I’ll be gone.
I’ll be gone. I’ll be gone. I’ll be gone.
Track Name: I Miss You So
When we were kids and you first went to school
You were funny and smart and you broke a lot of rules
Later on you stayed as you'd begun
A rebel and a scholar all in one

Oooooohhhhhh
I miss you so

We always remained the best of friends
My brother we were tight until the end
But near the end you never told a soul
Why you ever felt the need to go

Oooooohhhhhh
I miss you so

There's a place inside me where, not long ago,
When you died it left a great big hole
Now I know I won’t again feel whole
Cuz every day since I have missed you so

Oooooohhhhhh
I miss you so
Track Name: This Song Has A Beginning
You’ve got me spun so I can’t tell if I just came or went
You waste my time and now all my money’s spent
Since we’re together all my friends can’t stand me anymore
And now I wonder if there’s anything worth living for

Alright
Shamone

You set my shirts and shoes on fire on the kitchen floor
I packed the rest of my clothes up and walked right out the door
I moved into the first apartment my small change could by
And now my only friend’s the pizza place delivery guy

I’m just glad to be out of there
You’re so evil, but I don’t care
What’s this all about?
Well no one knows
This song has a beginning and here it goes:

Pizza delivery guy comes over to bring me my pie
We’ve both reached points in our lives where it’s either do or die
I ask him in to give him a beer and he says, “thank you man”
Then both sit down and begin to hash our master plan

We’ve got little but we want more
All we’ve gotta do is get one big score
What’s this all about?
Well no one knows
This song has a middle, and here it goes

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

We finish off our plan delivery guy says, “What the heck?
I’ll take the gun and wear that bomb around my neck.
I’ll take the note up to the counter like a stupid jerk.
Somebody tried this before, but this time it might work.”

Grab the money get out of there
Without a care
Will this even work well no one knows
This song has an ending and here it goes
Track Name: Perfect Smiles and Glycerin Tears
Return from work turn on the TV
Where you know that there’s always something to see
When all of your dreams come alive on the screen
You end up believing you need what you see

Relax and have a Coke or a Pepsi
You’ve nothing but options and each one feels good
Open your eyes to visions of paradise
Live from Hollywood

The products they’re selling will make you more beautiful
Buy more I promise the rest of your years
You’ll live like the stars that you see in the movies
With beached perfect smiles and glycerin tears

Our scouts are out searching the nation
For talent exactly like yours, so I say
If you wait to dream like you’ve always dreamed
You’ll be famous one day

You need just a couple of minor enhancements
With fake breasts the world would bow down at your feet
Then you’ll have a mansion the love of the masses
An image that’s perfect. A life that’s complete
We have the technology to make you sing in tune
Without it you’d need to take lessons for years
We’ll teach you to dance and acting is easy
It’s bleached perfect smiles and glycerin tears
Track Name: Where the Ocean Meets the Sky
Some people say
This life is filled with slings and arrows
And we die
Your life simply blinks out
Some people say
This life is only the beginning
They sound as if they’ve never had a doubt
And then some people say
This life is like two paths diverging
In the yellow, leaf-strewn open wood
Some think that when
We die we’ll all be reunited
With our loved ones only if we’re good

Some say we live over and over
Til we each become who we are meant to be
Then Sink into blissful loss of ego
In a consciousness more vast than any sea

Some people say
This life is merely an illusion
Viewed darkly as though through a glass
Some people say
This life is nothing but a dream
From which we only wake once we have passed
And some say when we die
And we are laid to rest
We go up to the Spirit in the sky
Some people say
Our lives are unique little snowflakes
Falling gently on the mountains high

Then when the springtime comes the snow melts
Feeding streams in the valleys down below
Running through canyons to the oceans
And seas where those waters tend to flow
I’ll say this with a sigh
As for me I’ll try
To live life to the fullest till I die
Then should we meet again tomorrow
I’ll imagine it will be
Where the ocean meets the sky
Track Name: You're Gonna Miss Out
You know you won’t feel normal again
If you don’t swallow that pill
Addiction makes you feel ill
You think you’ve had your fill
So you got yourself cleaned up
All over again
But then the panic sets in
And so you phone a friend

I wish that I could send this song straight to you Back through Time
So when you see how we understand you would change your mind
Then everything would be fine
Everything would be fine

You think you won’t feel normal again if you swallow that pill
And then you start to feel ill
And pop another one still
You disgust yourself
With actions you can’t defend
When you can’t phone a friend
Then contemplate the end


I wish that I could send this song straight to you back through time
So when you see how much you’re missed you would change your mind
And think before you put that gun in your mouth
Why can’t you see that you are gonna miss out?


You’re gonna miss out
You’re gonna miss out
You’re gonna miss out
There’s still lots of fun
There’s still lots of fun
There’s still lots of fun
The best is yet to come
It’s still to come
It’s still to come
The best is yet to come
I truly believe
The best is yet to come
Track Name: The Best is Yet to Come/We Lost You
The best is yet to come
The best is yet to come
We wish you hadn’t off yourself
Our lives are just begun
And the best is yet to come

You were all messed up on drugs
You couldn't Love
you couldn't give hugs
We lost you. We lost you

The pain of withdrawal made you nuts
It was in your brain
and in your guts
We lost you. We lost you

You didn't even say, "farewell"
You made your choice
You were just a shell
We lost you. We lost you

Found you out back in your chair
With your brains sprayed everywhere
We lost you. We lost you.

The best is yet to come
The best is yet to come
We wish you hadn’t off yourself
Our lives are just begun
And the best is yet to come