Forgotten Anthology

by Bumblefoot

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1.
Old 03:28
Poor obsolete man - I’m a burden to you all You're leavin' me out in the cold My spine's collapsing - can't remember what I'm told My entity gives way to mold We're growing old - our functions go We're moving slow - scraping the bone We grow cold Maxxing atrophy - turning back into an egg My brittle frame covers in folds My teeth are free from the oppression of the jaw Got a Swiss cheese colon and an artery full of spitballs We're growing old - our functions go We're moving slow - scraping the bone We grow cold
2.
Like daylight drains the sun I break like a gun We both lie as one And ships wreck on the sand Broken the man Her head in his hands In my dream I’m falling Wake me before I die I thought I could fly She comes long with me Breaking 'til free Awakening At once feel the collapse We both relax Our bodies breathe In my dream I’m falling Wake me before I die I thought I could fly She warms inside Softens my breathe Tightens my eyes We reshaped into Pieces unglued Thought I could fly In my dream I’m falling Wake me when I die Empty for a moment Yet complete at the same time I thought I could fly
3.
Apathy 05:40
Apathy and afterbirth Wasted seeds growing in the dirt Could it be our paths always weave I believe in mortality But I don't care I don't care at all I don't care no more In the air apples leave the tree In the garden snakes are scheming Misery and the merciful Company for the gullible I don't care at all I don't care no more I'm just wastin' time Got you on my mind... Empathy for the cynical Apathy and I don't care Seeds are sewing behind every glare Cruel roots anchor into the Earth Afterbirth never leaves the dirt I don't care at all I don't care no more I'm just wastin' time Got you on my mind...
4.
Shell 07:30
The cruel taste me like a cancer eats My bone's been cleaned - still my body breathes And everything goes Sit on cracked walls - why I fall Up and out, pain was noise - someone broke Sorrow’s toy Inside out pours the void from my wounds The shell was destroyed We all fall down We all fall down Hit the ground - emptied out Kings horses and men put me here again I'm back on the wall - should I stay or fall And go through it all I feel so well - empty shell Up and out, pain was noise - someone broke Sorrow’s toy Inside out pours the void from my wounds The shell was destroyed We all fall down We all fall down Hit the ground - emptied out Life and heart painted the ground Know why I fall - sitting on cracked walls We all fall down onto shaky ground I can't stand at all We all spin round - shaky ground We all fall down We all fall down Hit the ground - emptied out Threw the red blanket down We all fall down
5.
Meat 04:15
I've got somethin' in my eye - I don't know what is is I thought it might be a sty - cause all I see are pigs High-lives rolling in the mud while all I do is try To save my soul a better seat in the empty sky Save me from myself From everyone else pullin' me down the drain We are nothing - we are meat in the dying game Save me from my destiny The weak link in the chain We are nothing - we are meat - we are all the same We are nothing - we are meat Out for #1 In the grinder, in the hole Running from the gun Save me from myself From everyone else pullin' me down the drain We are nothing - we are meat in the dying game Save me from my destiny The weak link in the chain We are nothing - we are meat - we are all the same I'll be looking down on you if I get that high Smiling at the frown on you from the empty sky
6.
Live your borrowed time - live your numbered lives Time is my cage - separates me from my rage Distract me from pain - Disconnect my chains Images I paint ignite the fuse of my restraint A bomb went off - its name was me And all things were in pieces And in a blast I broke the cast Of all the smiley faces I was free - It went my way All casualties - It was a day to remember Unforgotten days - Big news come my way Searching for release - searching for a sense of peace Said who's to blame - The watchtower chimes again Giving me a sign - Giving me a sense of time A bomb went off - its name was me And all things were in pieces And in a blast I broke the cast Of all the smiley faces I was free - It went my way All casualties - It was a day to remember Getting off at exit 9, like I do every time Need to take myself to 10, otherwise I'm here again Big news come my way - Faced the hurricane The wind exposed my bones - My skin couldn't hold me in Insides on the plate - eat my bitter cake Feeling like the icing's gonna break A bomb went off - its name was me And all things were in pieces And in a blast I broke the cast Of all the smiley faces I was freed by all I'd done Apologies to no one Since I stopped sleeping, life has been one long day to remember.
7.
I love my old wheel but it's got police appeal Yeah so what - it takes a hippie from point A to point B 'Til they'd tailin' my plate fresh outta BK On Saturday at 1A on the Xway to my girl And my new box in Jerz - ya know I didn't see em They didn't give me a sign but they said I did flee em And they pull me to the side - said my needle was to high Then they ran me through the Pentium and said "Surprise, surprise… You're gonna fry" - I said WHY? They said "Ya lie" And then took a long blind look into my eyes and read me my right Then they took my freedom and my money and they frisk me and they cuff me And they took my face and fingers and they through me in a cage Yeah, ya bagged a big 1, a big 1 like me Ya bagged a big 1, ya cleaned the streets Yeah, ya bagged a big 1, a big 1 like me Ya met ya quota, now go home free Take em down to the hole in the ground Don't make a move, don't make a sound Take em down to the hole in the ground Don't make a move, don't make a sound Sittin' in the cell while I listen to ya joke about your superior Who said ya got to collar more thieves Well thank you for restructurin' my 'pinion of the law Over someone else's error at the DMV Ya let me call a friend to get me out at 4am So I can see my name and address printed Monday page 3 Yeah, ya made the world a safer place by hikin' my insurance rate And tellin' my employers that they shouldn't hire me Thank you…
8.
Mine 02:37
You can't have anything - everything's mine You can't have my time, my world, my crime I don't share - I don't care - I'm not that kind Two for me - nothing for you - it's mine Drop dead, go fuck yourself, eat shit and die Choking on yestercorn, ripping your throat like thorns Pulling the pin out as your clock unwinds You can't breathe my air - that's fair - it's mine Heaven is piling up with headless dogs 'Cause God keeps on forgiving fighters, biters Only with rabies can we cure the world of talking cancer Answer: die
9.
heart attack 03:22
7am and the kitten jumps on top of the TV so innocently And knocks the antenna off onto the bed And it lands on the chest of this still ball of stress 7am and the pendulum swayed I hear myself cry out in peace and in pain The timebomb explodes and my heart ignites With a burst of white light pure as the first taste of life It paralyzed and freed me, it stunned and released me It summarized me in a word I can’t say And all of my life was shown to me at once And I saw the total of who I’d become As if in the end we add up to a number Like finding the answer to all that you are Afraid if I move I might trigger my own death So gently I cling to control over my breath My left shoulder burning from all I’ve been carrying Buried alive under my collapsed chest I lift as my sense of what matters has changed For I saw the eyes of a Heavenly face That waits in a place that I no longer fear As I cherish my every last day I’m still here… What probably will get me is a car crash in Jersey And I just can’t wait anymore
10.
I love you (less) I think of how much we've grown (apart) Of all the things we've gone through (my money) You know how I feel about you (bitch) I need you (gone) Deep in my heart (like an injection of porkfat) All that I have (you take) Is for you (to chew up and spit out like the filthy slut you are) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two I want you (out) My whole world (sucks) Is about you (getting free lunch) Without you (screwin' thing up) There's nothing (but pleasure) For me (you swine) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two I love you (bitch) More than you'll ever know (bitch) I wish I could show you (bitch) How much you mean to me (B-B-B-Bumblefoot) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two (oh, baby… you know… ya know… ya know I just can't live without you… I LOVE YOU!!! I'll kill you…) Like a dream come true (a nightmare) It's all about you (Satan)
11.
Crunch 03:51
Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you From all them 'mazing things your hips can do Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you Britney sweet as can be I see you but ya don't see me Jenni Love from Heaven above I'd lie if I said I could get enough I got me a girl to touch and feel, but I'm not so sure I know what's real I don't wanna see her - I got no time I wouldn't wanna be her - I got no time While she's sitting and waiting I'm home masturbating And I can't get the girlie-girls outta my mind And I really don't wanna try Ya make me break - ya take my mind and crack-ack-a I banga ya dor ba nombody home I ba-ba-ba I locoll ya da fone no tone I rong-ong-a Ya make me crazy - make me wanna come for ya Don't push me hard I might crack-ack-a I'm fallin hard for ya keep me comin back-ack-a I'm crunchin all the time - I can't ignore ya Been crunchin myself blind from the first time I saw ya I had to quit my job so I could live like I'm underground 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything Deprivate 'til I start to rotate in my seat Pick and scrape at one piece sweaty scalp yellowmeat 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything Crunchin time cruchin blind crunchin pieces of stable mind Lifted hard broken scabs - saw a piece of the bigger map Pulled my cock 'til it broke - all that mattered was just a joke 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything
12.
Maricona 02:11
Maricona - can't take my eyes off of you Maricona - I've changed from the first time I saw you I never knew what emptiness was Until I turned away and you were gone Maricona - I've got a girl to save Puerca Tonta - she's got a world to blame Where it's dark all the time Let me in - I'll be your sunshine Maricona - can't take my eyes off of you Maricona - I spend my nights dreaming of you Waiting to see you again Waiting to breathe again
13.
13 02:21
14.
She Knows 03:12
I forgot her name - 100 girls look the same When I close my eyes - All I do is fantasize And she knows - she goes, "Tell me I'm the only one on your mind, When you close your eyes" All I wanna do is give my song to you She looks away - I ask why but she won't say It's cause she knows - it shows So how can I stop the tears my baby cries, When I close my eyes Hush little baby, don't ya know you're my lady And ya know we're always gonna be together If I'm lyin' let the sun stop shinin' Cause I'll have you to light my way forever What else can I say? And she knows - she goes, "Tell me I'm the only one on your mind, When you close your eyes" So how can I stop the tears my baby's cryin' How can I let her know my heart never lies When I close my eyes
15.
Myth 03:47
Life is good as long as I can keep my eyes closed 'til I die in vain. Life is good from dust to dust - it's been a road of broken trust and pain. Take my pain away. I never really wanted more than honored words - you think this life is a game? My time had come and now it's gone - I missed my last day in the sun. My face has changed - the dogs have won I never thought I'd ever say I struggled all my life away. Nobody is ever gonna take this pain away. It's always the same - some taker of years that live off my breaking back Empty soul collectors - predators of any shine that ya lack Ya feedin' on my deed with greed not for green just for your trophy rack They all come to me - my skin sweet to the ticks swarmin' on me They all take their little bite and in the end it's like a stab in the back I'm all out of blood, I gave them too much - but it's still not enough They come one by one, mask of a friend - over and over again and again Never ends - guess this was my destiny, to keep trying to climb for eternity An endless hill while they pull at me, and slide me back down and not let me sleep And live off my blood - with a mechanical numb dig my fingers in mud and pull my way up Guess this was my destiny, to keep trying to climb for eternity. That's my mythology. Take my pain away.
16.
A Way Out 03:47
Why do I try - sometimes I need reasons For leaving songs after I stop breathing Long after I'm gone - what greater gift will be there If I struggle, if I dig deep, go every night without sleep Torturin' myself 'til I give every piece away and there's nothing left. 'Til I don't wanna talk, I don't wanna fuck I just wanna shoot up into space where I can blow up Into pieces that float into nowhere - I wanna go there Where I won't know care, where I won't know existence Resistance, for an instance, for a moment We can fight but every moment will always be lost. I can't believe what you're sayin' now Nothing is real except for pain now Life is a deal I never made now Tossed into skin - I need a way out I had to blow my brains out No matter how we spend our time Every tick of the clock counting down We lose our minds trying to find a way To make it all stop - climbing for years Out of fear that we won't reach the top My hands are numb and I need to just drop I can't believe what you're sayin' now Nothing is real except for pain now Life is a deal I never made now Tossed into skin - I need a way out I had to blow my brains out I need a way out
17.
Wasted Away 05:14
2 years today, I just pulled the blankets off the mirrors for the first time Surprised at the new lines on my face that remind how I tried to catch an illusion Hiding from me, hiding from facing the height of what I hope to be Kept all my eggs in someone else's basket Thinking they would care enough to not let someone smash it What's wrong with me, I got this need to give back to a world that keeps me And if I do just for myself it's like I'm selfish 'Cause I always had this thing about staying grounded and down And it's not been worth it to share with the people I pick that I sought to prove they care And I feel like a pussy sayin' shit out loud But I'm openin' my eyes and I see myself now I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives A machine for you to unplug at any time I just realized today that I've wasted away Maybe it's too late - the end has a date - and I'm cramming for the final test It hasn't been a total mess, I'm just striving for higher And humility will build me if I confess Some people do what they chose some people look for every bump in the road And some pretend and they play a good role For the people that depend - they all come and go Wrote half an album in 2 long days as I reflected and tried to take a hard next step Of a spiritual kind so maybe I can find some sense as I pick apart a burdened mind So I spread out on the floor all the pieces that I thought were fully formed I see how much more I've got to go I reach for a new drug to medicate my soul I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives A machine for you to unplug at any time Just realized today I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives To forget about the answers I need to find I just realized today that I've wasted away
18.
Mafalda 03:22
19.
You can't have anything - everything's mine You can't have my time, my world, my crime I don't share - I don't care - I'm not that kind Two for me - nothing for you - it's mine Drop dead, go f*** yourself, eat s*** and die Choking on yestercorn, ripping your throat like thorns Pulling the pin out as your clock unwinds You can't breathe my air - that's fair - it's mine Heaven is piling up with headless dogs 'Cause God keeps on forgiving fighters, biters Only with rabies can we cure the world of talking cancer Answer: die
20.
I love you (less) I think of how much we've grown (apart) Of all the things we've gone through (my money) You know how I feel about you (b****) I need you (gone) Deep in my heart (like an injection of porkfat) All that I have (you take) Is for you (to chew up and spit out like the filthy s*** you are) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two I want you (out) My whole world (sucks) Is about you (getting free lunch) Without you (screwin' thing up) There's nothing (but pleasure) For me (you swine) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two I love you (b****) More than you'll ever know (b****) I wish I could show you (b***) How much you mean to me (B-B-B-Bumblefoot) Oh, what have I done (What did I do) To deserve a girl Like you, like you Oh, to deserve a girl Like you, like you I tore myself in two (oh, baby… you know… ya know… ya know I just can't live without you… I LOVE YOU!!! I'll kill you…) Like a dream come true (a nightmare) It's all about you (Satan)
21.
Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you From all them 'mazing things your hips can do Hey sweet Daisy - I'm crazy over you Britney sweet as can be I see you but ya don't see me Jenni Love from Heaven above I'd lie if I said I could get enough I got me a girl to touch and feel, but I'm not so sure I know what's real I don't wanna see her - I got no time I wouldn't wanna be her - I got no time While she's sitting and waiting I'm home masturbating And I can't get the girlie-girls outta my mind And I really don't wanna try Ya make me break - ya take my mind and crack-ack-a I banga ya dor ba nombody home I ba-ba-ba I locoll ya da fone no tone I rong-ong-a Ya make me crazy - make me wanna come for ya Don't push me hard I might crack-ack-a I'm fallin hard for ya keep me comin back-ack-a I'm crunchin all the time - I can't ignore ya Been crunchin myself blind from the first time I saw ya I had to quit my job so I could live like I'm underground 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything Deprivate 'til I start to rotate in my seat Pick and scrape at one piece sweaty scalp yellowmeat 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything Crunchin time cruchin blind crunchin pieces of stable mind Lifted hard broken scabs - saw a piece of the bigger map Pulled my c*** 'til it broke - all that mattered was just a joke 'Cause I found out the world is made of string Everything
22.
Why do I try - sometimes I need reasons For leaving songs after I stop breathing Long after I'm gone - what greater gift will be there If I struggle, if I dig deep, go every night without sleep Torturin' myself 'til I give every piece away and there's nothing left. 'Til I don't wanna talk, I don't wanna f*** I just wanna shoot up into space where I can blow up Into pieces that float into nowhere - I wanna go there Where I won't know care, where I won't know existence Resistance, for an instance, for a moment We can fight but every moment will always be lost. I can't believe what you're sayin' now Nothing is real except for pain now Life is a deal I never made now Tossed into skin - I need a way out I had to blow my brains out No matter how we spend our time Every tick of the clock counting down We lose our minds trying to find a way To make it all stop - climbing for years Out of fear that we won't reach the top My hands are numb and I need to just drop I can't believe what you're sayin' now Nothing is real except for pain now Life is a deal I never made now Tossed into skin - I need a way out I had to blow my brains out I need a way out
23.
2 years today, I just pulled the blankets off the mirrors for the first time Surprised at the new lines on my face that remind how I tried to catch an illusion Hiding from me, hiding from facing the height of what I hope to be Kept all my eggs in someone else's basket Thinking they would care enough to not let someone smash it What's wrong with me, I got this need to give back to a world that keeps me And if I do just for myself it's like I'm selfish 'Cause I always had this thing about staying grounded and down And it's not been worth it to share with the people I pick that I sought to prove they care And I feel like a p**** sayin' s*** out loud But I'm openin' my eyes and I see myself now I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives A machine for you to unplug at any time I just realized today that I've wasted away Maybe it's too late - the end has a date - and I'm cramming for the final test It hasn't been a total mess, I'm just striving for higher And humility will build me if I confess Some people do what they chose some people look for every bump in the road And some pretend and they play a good role For the people that depend - they all come and go Wrote half an album in 2 long days as I reflected and tried to take a hard next step Of a spiritual kind so maybe I can find some sense as I pick apart a burdened mind So I spread out on the floor all the pieces that I thought were fully formed I see how much more I've got to go I reach for a new drug to medicate my soul I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives A machine for you to unplug at any time Just realized today I left myself behind While chasing after dreams I could never find I lived for all your lives To forget about the answers I need to find I just realized today that I've wasted away

about

A collection of 18 songs from 1995 - 2002 that didn't get onto their intended CD releases. The songs either weren't fully written, fully recorded, or didn't fit the direction of the album.

The music starts with 90's grunge, followed by the metal sound of Bumblefoot's "Hands" CD, then the loungy twist of "Uncool" and finishing with the experimental fretless-guitar sounds of the "9.11" CD.

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TRACK LISTING:
Old
Thought I Could Fly
Apathy
Shell
Meat
Day To Remember
Bagged A Big 1
Mine
heart attack
Girl Like You
Crunch
Maricona
13
She Knows
Myth
A Way Out
Wasted Away
Mafalda

BONUS TRACKS:
Mine (Clean version - curses muted)
Girl Like You (Clean version - curses muted)
Crunch (Clean version - curses muted)
A Way Out (Clean version - curses muted)
Wasted Away (Clean version - curses muted)

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ABOUT THE SONGS:

1995 • Old, Thought I Could Fly, Apathy, Shell
These songs were written for what-would-have-been Ron Thal's 2nd album. The album's musical direction was rejected by the record label, citing it as "too dark." Ron started from scratch and wrote in a different musical direction, for what would eventually be his 2nd released CD, "Hermit" (released Jan 1997). The songs "Sweetmeat", "Gray" and "Unsound" on the "Hermit" CD were from this earlier collection of music.

1998 • Meat, Day To Remember, Bagged A Big 1, Mine, heart attack, Girl Like You
After releasing the "Hands" CD in early 1998, Bumblefoot began working on the next CD, that would have had these songs on it. When the drummer left the group, it was decided to start fresh rather than release an album featuring a key member that was no longer in the group. "Mine", "heart attack" and "Girl Like You" were added from this collection to the French release of the "Uncool" CD in 2000. The song "Guitars Suck" was meant to be on this CD as well, but later appeared on the guitar-oriented "9.11" CD.

1999 • Crunch, Maricona, 13, She Knows, Myth
"Crunch," "Maricona" and "13" also appeared on the French release of "Uncool", but were cut from the final 2002 release of the "Uncool" CD. The songs "She Knows" and "Myth" weren't completed in time to be on any of the "Uncool" releases.

2000 • A Way Out, Wasted Away
"A Way Out" and "Wasted Away" were part of the first batch of songs written for the "9.11" CD, along with "Fly In the Batter", "Lost" and "Raygun."

2002 • Mafalda
This song appeared on the comp CD "The Alchemists" (UK) in 2002. The song was also published as part of an audio-CD lesson in Guitar Techniques magazine (UK) Summer 2002 issue.

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credits

released April 22, 2003

Drums on "Old", "Thought I Could Fly", "Apathy", "Shell" played by Mike Meselsohn from the band "Boiler Room"
Drums on "heart attack" played by A.J. Pero
Drums on "Wasted Away" played by Joe Bedford.
Backing vocals on "Bagged A Big 1" performed by the band "Most Precious Blood"

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Bumblefoot New Brunswick, New Jersey

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso, with over 25 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist.

Bumblefoot is a member of the bands ASIA and SONS OF APOLLO, and former member of Art Of Anarchy (2011 – 2017) and Guns N' Roses (2006 – 2014).
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