Normal

by Bumblefoot

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1.
Normal 03:14
I just got a new medication After years of hibernation I can walk outside for the first time And let the sunshine touch my head Never went an hour without Mutilating from the inside out Now everything's fine for the first time I feelin' like I'm born again I try but can't explain it - I say too much I feel so liberated - feels like love It's so nice to be normal - to be normal for a change I used to stare up at the sky And watch the little worm in my eye But now all I wanna do is look at you And fill your darkest room with light I try but can't explain it - I say too much I feel so liberated - feels like love It's so nice to be normal - to be normal for a change. It's so nice to be normal - but it still feels kinda strange. The noise has left my head The voice inside is dead Now I don't hear a sound. Never knew silence could ever be so loud. I try but can't explain it - I say too much I feel so liberated - feels like love It's so nice to be normal - to be normal for a change. It's so nice to be normal - to be normal It's so nice to be normal - but it still feels kinda strange.
2.
Real 01:55
Your left hand got the finger on the button Your right forgot how to feel Your head don't know what either one is doin' Ya turn nothin' into such a big deal I've been gettin' all the signals and the signs And I've been watchin' how ya cheat and steal And then you try to spin my name into a lie Now won't anybody tell me what is real. Are you listening - do you hear a thing Even through your own shit so deafening Up on my own feet - you can't make me drop Try to pull me down - I'll still be on top Now you started something that you can't stop. There's a fine line and you think you can cross it Rollin' along on your entitlement wheel Who will remember you for self-importance? At least I got to know what the f*** is real. Well you can keep all your dirty little secrets Of all the scapegoats you forced to kneel I saw the world through Jesus-colored glasses Now won't anybody tell me what is real.
3.
Turn Around 04:14
Today I lost my poetry, intensity Somewhere in-between entropy, atrophy In quiet harsh, this grind Of distract left my mind I spit dust, but I feel fine Another pill goes down Today I found my sanity, empathy Just underneath simplicity, memory Thus with a kiss I die I'll let go, you hold tight This change is not goodbye Sins thrown in the sea floating away now Waiting and hoping so far away now Eyes keep on burning, heads keep on turning around They turn around I stare into obscurity in front of me I'd rather fight the salty breeze blinding me Than look at what's behind I've washed it from my mind I've washed it from my mind Sins thrown in the sea floating away now Waiting and hoping so far away now Eyes keep on burning, heads keep on turning around They turn around
4.
I just turned 19 for the 16th time Posing with bottles of the finest wine I'm only seen with people just like me So rich that we get everything for free Spouting politics from my limosine Because you care - About the product in my hair About the clothes I'm gonna wear To the event where we congratulate ourselves I wanna be a rockstar for a day - I want my 15 minutes of fame But I've got face that's made for radio - And my body's a disgrace I wanna be a rockstar for a day - I wanna get botox in LA 'Cause I've got a face that's made for radio - And a voice that's made for... I don't know But you'll love me anyway So tell me tell me tell me - am i great? Will you tattoo my CD cover on your face? So do you wanna win a date with me? We can talk all night about me me me? me? Sitting by candlelight telling stories about by care Because you care - About the product in my hair About the clothes I'm gonna wear To the event where we congratulate ourselves I wanna be a rockstar for a day - I want my 15 minutes of fame But I've got face that's made for radio - And I never could get laid So I wanna be a rockstar for a day - I'm gonna get a pornstar for a date But I've got a face that's made for radio - And a voice that's made for... I don't know But you'll love me anyway All of my entourage can join my fanclub membership And get a year free for 1 friend & my autographed guitar pick As for the ugly rumors they're all started by my publicist And yes it's true - I was born on the moon and have 3000 kids My contribution to humanity is saying I'm part of it And when I sneeze it's history - in a century you'll read about it Because you care - so let's congratulate ourselves. I wanna be a rockstar for a day I want my 15 minutes of fame But I've got face that's made for radio - And my body's a disgrace So I wanna be a rockstar for a day - Got implants everywhere except my brain 'Cause I've got a face that's made for radio - And a voice that's made for... I don't know And my songs are kinda lame - Tomorrow you'll forget my name But you'll love me for today - But you'll love me anyway Yeah ya love me anyway
5.
Overloaded 03:28
Sometimes I'm feeling like, there's something in the air That kicks us up into a fight - why do we go there Is it biology or fucked up chemistry The whole world seems to be caught in its own misery Or is it that I only see reflections of me And that I think there's nothing beyond my line of trees I think it's time to let it go, yeah I know... 'Cause it's too short, this thing called life - and I need you in mine I'm spillin' over with some much love for the whole world to take that it blows my mind Yeah I'm overloaded - I'm overflowin' - it feels like my soul is pouring out my eyes Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oooh, yeah Take and take as much as you can - it's all that's left of me Ooooh, ooooh, yeah I fly under the radar, just skimming the line Between never and forever, between earth and sky But when I think about it, it washes over me And pulls me to the dividing line - that's where I sink Down to the ocean floor, still sad from the last tour When there were devils amongst - still I go back for more Maybe it's time to just let it go, yeah I know... 'Cause it's too short, this thing called life - and I need you in mine I'm spillin' over with some much love for the whole world to take that it blows my mind Yeah I'm overloaded - I'm overflowin' - it feels like my soul is pouring out my eyes Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oooh, yeah Take and take as much as you can - it's all that's left of me
6.
Pretty Ugly 02:07
You're such a pretty pretty pretty girl Stuck in a pretty pretty shitty world But girl, you were meant for me You're so pretty ugly Ya got such pretty pretty stupid friends You know they're gonna screw ya in the end So run away with me We'll be pretty ugly So let's drive until we reach the sun Don't say goodbye to anyone You coulda shoulda woulda made things fine But now you're pretty ugly and you're mine You're pretty ugly and you're mi-mi-mine Ya really got a pretty fucked up life Someday you're gonna be my fucked up wife We match so perfectly I'm pretty you're ugly We got nothin' but the rest of time If I could I'd spend it all holding you tight Cause no other girl can make me feel so fine And now you're pretty ugly and you're mine You're pretty ugly and you're mi-mi-mine You're such a pretty pretty pretty girl Stuck in a pretty pretty shitty world We're pretty ugly - just like everything
7.
Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget to bring your suntan lotion Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget to bring an ice cool ocean Thank you for the vision of truth – you’ve shown me the world like I’d never seen How right and wrong are clear as day – but the color of justice is green Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget to bring what ya got paid to Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget the pictures of those poisoned by you Thank you for making me stare into the dark and focus on the ugliest scene Where right and wrong are too clear to see and all you’re looking for is green Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget to rot in your empty shell Good luck in the afterlife – don’t forget the way you made this life Hell Thank you for the taste of blood pressed from the life between my teeth When right and wrong were chewed away – and you left the taste of grief Remember all the people you showed no love to. Remember all the people you drove to hate you. Remember all the people you were a disease to. Remember all the people you wouldn’t say please to. Remember all the people that offered compassion. Remember all the people that you turned your back on. Remember when you sold your last decency When you’re done, remember me.
8.
Breaking 03:31
Why do we go so far Till it's too far to turn back When we take it so far We lose so much more We lose it all Stop me if I go too far It's so hard to turn back Don't let me take it all Away from you From you So don't let go now Please show me how To stop this breaking away From you
9.
More 03:27
There's more to you than what I see There's more to you than I can be There's something, that something That makes me feel like I'm more There's more than life inside your heart There's more than music in your song There's something, that something That makes me feel like I'm more Than I am when I'm with you A better man when I'm with you I love who I am when I'm with you But I love you more than you could ever know So much more than I could ever show How much higher we can make it go There's so much God behind your eyes They save me and lift me so high There's something, that something That makes me feel like I'm more Than I am when I'm with you A better man when I'm with you I love who I am when I'm with you But I love you more than you could ever know So much more than I could ever show How much higher we can make it go
10.
Awake 04:27
I miss me. Miss the noise Miss the colored dreams And rings. And screams Miss the pain of love and tragedy It's time to decide. How should I live each tomorrow - like the first day or the last With silence in the sunshine or music in the darkness Either way I'll be ok as long as when I get there I'm with you You make me wanna live again But what is life without knowing who I am It's time to decide. How should I live each tomorrow - like the first day or the last With silence in the sunshine or music in the darkness This peace inside is killing me - I think it might be time to leave Feel the floodgate start to break and crash away the wall And I awake with you The first sight in these eyes I want is you
11.
I wanna tell ya what's on my mind But I'm hopin' baby you can read between the lines I got this vibe that I hope aint true But the things ya say don't line up with the things you do I'm always waitin' for your shit to pass And it's gettin' like I'm livin' life inside your ass Ya think you're keepin' me in the dark But I'm seein' more more more than I want to Ya want me in a place where I can't read your face But I'm gettin' what ya got deep inside you You may act like everything's alright But down here at the bottom it's gettin' kinda tight You don't listen to a word I say I'm just a piece of something you keep locked away Ya pull me out when you need a man But I want more than to kill your bugs and lift your bags Yeah, you keep makin', I keep takin' out your trash And it's gettin' really crowded up inside your ass I wanna tell ya what's on my mind... I got your asshole around my neck Still I'd rather suffocate than smell what's on your breath You're so retentive and I'm in the queue Just waitin' for your heart to come passin' through But the more I stir it up the more it stinks up fast And it's gettin' hard to breathe up here inside your ass I wanna tell ya what's on my mind... I don't know how long I'm gonna last I need somethin' to hold, not a bunch of gas I'm down here waitin' and it's so frustratin' Guess this is what it's like to live inside your ass Yeah, you know where to find me - up inside your ass I don't know how long I'm gonna last
12.
Shadow 05:45
I can hear the sound again Voices dancing in my head Smile wide - drowning slowly as the echoes rise Angels pounding at my door They want to take away my war I won't let them carve away the edges anymore No more... I can feel my face changing Every day must have its night Every curse is a blessing Like a shadow in the light Life is beautiful and crazy Isn't it just like you and I It's alright - like a shadow in the light Her ear pressed to my chest She can almost hear my breath Don't you cry - it's ok - I chose it all this time... Every story has an ending Even though words never die Every curse is a blessing Like a shadow in the light Winter won't last forever And neither will I It's alright... Thank you God for all these choices In the boundaries of your game Through the silence and the voices All my love will never change It was so nice to be normal To be normal for a change So strange... It was so nice to be normal - but what's normal, anyway?
13.
Thank You 04:40
Thank you for being such a friend You're by my side through thick and thin And when these days come to an end I know I'll be with you again For all the times we're up and down You know you never let me down We've turned the page so many times There's still so much more left to write Thank you for all you let me be And for euphoric memories For the 15 minutes of fame And all the pretty ugly things For filling empty rooms with light And for the sins thrown in the sea For flowing in and out my eyes And the taste of life between my teeth I'll say it now while I still have the opportunity to breathe I suffocated for so long and then you gave my heart its beat We may be oceans far apart but deep inside you're still with me I know we'll always be together every time I hear you sing... A spinning world that never stops The pushin' pushin' till we drop The miracle of endless days Music that never goes away It keeps my spirit livin' on With you in every song So thank you and goodnight Till I see you again on the other side...
14.
Your left hand got the finger on the button Your right forgot how to feel Your head don't know what either one is doin' Ya turn nothin' into such a big deal I've been gettin' all the signals and the signs And I've been watchin' how ya cheat and steal And then you try to spin my name into a lie Now won't anybody tell me what is real. Are you listening - do you hear a thing Even through your own s*** so deafening Up on my own feet - you can't make me drop Try to pull me down - I'll still be on top Now you started something that you can't stop. There's a fine line and you think you can cross it Rollin' along on your entitlement wheel Who will remember you for self-importance? At least I got to know what the f*** is real. Well you can keep all your dirty little secrets Of all the scapegoats you forced to kneel I saw the world through Jesus-colored glasses Now won't anybody tell me what is real.
15.
Sometimes I'm feeling like, there's something in the air That kicks us up into a fight - why do we go there Is it biology or f***ed up chemistry The whole world seems to be caught in its own misery Or is it that I only see reflections of me And that I think there's nothing beyond my line of trees I think it's time to let it go, yeah I know... 'Cause it's too short, this thing called life - and I need you in mine I'm spillin' over with some much love for the whole world to take that it blows my mind Yeah I'm overloaded - I'm overflowin' - it feels like my soul is pouring out my eyes Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oooh, yeah Take and take as much as you can - it's all that's left of me Ooooh, ooooh, yeah I fly under the radar, just skimming the line Between never and forever, between earth and sky But when I think about it, it washes over me And pulls me to the dividing line - that's where I sink Down to the ocean floor, still sad from the last tour When there were devils amongst - still I go back for more Maybe it's time to just let it go, yeah I know... 'Cause it's too short, this thing called life - and I need you in mine I'm spillin' over with some much love for the whole world to take that it blows my mind Yeah I'm overloaded - I'm overflowin' - it feels like my soul is pouring out my eyes Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oooh, yeah Take and take as much as you can - it's all that's left of me
16.
You're such a pretty pretty pretty girl Stuck in a pretty pretty s***ty world But girl, you were meant for me You're so pretty ugly Ya got such pretty pretty stupid friends You know they're gonna screw ya in the end So run away with me We'll be pretty ugly So let's drive until we reach the sun Don't say goodbye to anyone You coulda shoulda woulda made things fine But now you're pretty ugly and you're mine You're pretty ugly and you're mi-mi-mine Ya really got a pretty f***ed up life Someday you're gonna be my f***ed up wife We match so perfectly I'm pretty you're ugly We got nothin' but the rest of time If I could I'd spend it all holding you tight Cause no other girl can make me feel so fine And now you're pretty ugly and you're mine You're pretty ugly and you're mi-mi-mine You're such a pretty pretty pretty girl Stuck in a pretty pretty ***tty world We're pretty ugly - just like everything
17.
I wanna tell ya what's on my mind But I'm hopin' baby you can read between the lines I got this vibe that I hope ain't true But the things ya say don't line up with the things you do I'm always waitin' for your s*** to pass And it's gettin' like I'm livin' life inside your a** Ya think you're keepin' me in the dark But I'm seein' more more more than I want to Ya want me in a place where I can't read your face But I'm gettin' what ya got deep inside you You may act like everything's alright But down here at the bottom it's gettin' kinda tight You don't listen to a word I say I'm just a piece of something you keep locked away Ya pull me out when you need a man But I want more than to kill your bugs and lift your bags Yeah, you keep makin', I keep takin' out your trash And it's gettin' really crowded up inside your a** I wanna tell ya what's on my mind... I got your a**hole around my neck Still I'd rather suffocate than smell what's on your breath You're so retentive and I'm in the queue Just waitin' for your heart to come passin' through But the more I stir it up the more it stinks up fast And it's gettin' hard to breathe up here inside your a** I wanna tell ya what's on my mind... I don't know how long I'm gonna last I need somethin' to hold, not a bunch of gas I'm down here waitin' and it's so frustratin' Guess this is what it's like to live inside your a** Yeah, you know where to find me - up inside your a** I don't know how long I'm gonna last

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Normal brings you into the world of an insane musician who takes medication and experiences what it's like to be 'normal' for the first time - but the medicine silences his ability to make music. Eventually he must choose which life he wants. The songs on Normal follow his journey, leaving you to ponder, "What's 'normal,' anyway?"

TRACK LISTING:
Normal
Real
Turn Around
Rockstar For A Day
Overloaded
Pretty Ugly
The Color of Justice
Breaking
More
Awake
Life Inside Your Ass
Shadow
Thank You

BONUS TRACKS:
Real (Clean version - curses muted)
Overloaded (Clean version - curses muted)
Pretty Ugly (Clean version - curses muted)
Life Inside Your Ass (Clean version - curses muted)

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released December 13, 2005

All songs written & produced by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal

Vocals, guitars, bass by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
Drums by Dennis Leeflang
Backing vocals by 24-7 Spyz and SupaKDB

Published by Neanderthal Noise Inc (ASCAP)

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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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