For the Dead

by Pathetic Little Dog

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Well, will you? Will you weep for the dead? Or would you rather weep for yourself instead?

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released February 11, 2014

performed by Pathetic Little Dog

PLD:
BK James: vocals, harmonica
Mario Baez: electric guitar
Tom Wolfe: bass
Noah Scheer: piano, harpsichord (track 1)

lyrics by BK James & music by Mario Baez
recorded in 2014 at SUNY Purchase

© Three Penis Productions

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BK James New Paltz, New York

BK James is the infamous co-founder of Three Penis Productions, an experimental music label, and has been steadily releasing music since a handful of BK & KGC songs appeared on Youtube in 2010. For more from BK, check out:

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Track Name: Conflicts III
Time to drown in tears again
Self-pity
At time I fear I am my only friend
Forgive me
I promised I would leave you alone
But our bond won't be severed
You threw me a bone
I was emotionally tethered
Asking myself everyday
Could we ever be together again?
I know the answer is never

But you know I'll never change
No, I'll never change

And it's wrong to be so jealous
It's wrong
Track Name: For the Dead
For the Dead

So,
To those still alive:

Will you grieve for every lost tribe?
Will you pray for every woman raped in wartime?
Will you mourn for every victim of every genocide?
Will you sympathize with everyone that survived?
Would you cry if the violin wept?
Would it inspire you to sing till silence steals your last breath?
Will you weep for the dead?
Will you weep when the rivers run red?
Will you weep for the dead?
Will you weep for wheelchair Fred?

Wheelchair Freddy wasn't ready
For his limbs to turn in to spaghetti
Sure is a pity
Even before that shit his life was pretty shitty
Mommy lost her dignity
When he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy
Been drink's steady, started to lose it
Haunted by visions of what her life would never be
In her rage she became quite abusive
To what she considered an intrusive nuisance
Daddy was too busy making ends meet
To notice all the bruises on Freddy
Until it was too late
Thinking they should've gotten an abortion
Oh, the hate
Now they're divorcing
Poor things couldn't afford their mistake
And the whole time these horrors were unfolding at home
Fred was in the cafeteria eating all alone
No bros, not even close to adults
Everyones he knows makes life more difficult
Until he was a sophomore
Then he started to talk more
When one day much to his surprise
A couple semi-hot girls
Appeared right before his eyes
He was at a loss for words
They were talking to him
And he didn't know why
It was all a blur
They started to chill sometimes
Introduced him to a couple more girls
And a couple’ve guys
First time in the world he had friends
It made him feel so alive
BriBri stayed over one night
Couldn't do anything sexual so he didn't even try
They were growing closer and it did feel nice
But than he began to realize
He was wearing a disguise
Because he could never be a real part of their lives
And as soon as he began to enjoy them
They began to avoid him
Began to annoy him
He began to have fantasies of destroying them
Subconsciously swallowing the same poison
Nothing changed, like it ever wood
He accepted his social skills weren't so good
He didn't talk to anyone
Though his therapist thought they should
Fred didn't care
Constantly despising everyone who ever stood
His mobilized scooter became a lonely throne
He forgot about everyone he's ever known
So bitter it shows
Back in the cafeteria
Sitting all alone
And at college it's still the same song
When I reviewed his essay I spelt his name wrong
He doesn't even come into the hub because he doesn't belong
You simply won't catch the kid smoking no bong
And when he isn't in class no on notices he's gone
Now, Isaac Newton died a virgin
And Fred will do the same
But unlike Newton few will claim
To even be able to remember his name
Unaware of his pain
Now, when I see Wheelchair Fred roll my way
I run away
Because I know his shame
And how quickly life can waste away
Like his muscles
So go roll away Freddy
I know it sounds petty
But I will always remain dedicated to the hustle
Oh Wheelchair Freddy, why do you make me feel this way?
You've been labelled disabled
And there's no way you'll be able
To not take that label to grave
Karma denied you the things you crave
Be brave baby
I know it sounds insane
And it may be
But would you really shed a tear if they didn't save me?

Will you grieve for every lost tribe?
Will you pray for every woman raped in wartime?
Will you mourn for every victim of every genocide?
Will you sympathize with everyone that survived?
Will you weep for the dead?
Will you weep when the rivers run red?
Will you weep for the dead?
Will you weep when you feel the scissors slice the thread?
Will you weep for the dead?
Will you weep when you see the end?

Well
Will you?
Will you weep for the dead?
Or would you rather weep for yourself instead?
Track Name: Road to Nowhere / Wind
I'm on a journey to be heard
People used to tell me you can't hurt me with your words
Are you sure?
Desert the theatre of the absurd
Love is for the birds
I've been cured of that desire
While I preferred to burn
Inspired by the fires
So tired
Vison blurred
Try speaking thru barbed wire and see if your speech isn't slurred
There's a choir in heaven
Assuring me the situation is dire
But what's worse
The prophecy or the curse?
My body was public property at first
Till the odysee was properly disbursed
Immersed headfirst
Into my birth reversed
There's no point reliving your misgivings
When your head is spinning with thirst
Dead
The end
Beginning to comprehend
Most men cannot defend their creations
They befriend desperation
And burn like cremation from the start
They descend into desolation
I turn isolation into real art
inspiration comes from my steel heart
The congregation gathers to hear me so they can feel smart
Though one day they will attempt to peel me apart
I'm not exempt from the grating hell of reality
Casualties still feel sensuality
Where once was a soul that failed me
Now lies only a cold black cavity
Never to be filled in by human emotion
I see the future in slow motion
Notions deeper then oceans
I seek the means to an end
And achieve it with no commotion
Leave the comfort of home behind
What you dream of is only a stone's throw in kind
Blinded by cold
No status quo defined
Most are confined
To limited lives
When they can't describe what's on their mind
And I?
I depicted the sickest images of hell and heaven combined
Inclined to grab life by the horns and swarm it
you think there's nothing more to find in the storm?
Misinformed
Get out of the warmth of your dorm ya damn conformist

My brain stay insulated
You all do the same thing every day like your syndicated
I look out from inside the blizzard and see that I'll never be integrated
This is the illustration of my point
Still waiting to be vindicated
I'm trying to escape the simulated conversation
I can't take it
The hatred, the fakeness
Makes me wanna break shit
And make outrageous statements
Makes me think when you go famous the brain quits
And to me
That's what shame is

I might be on a road to nowhere
If so I'll take it alone
I don't care, my hope froze
Encased the cold

I said I might be on a road to nowhere
If so I'll take it alone
I don't care, my hope froze
Encased the cold

I know I'm alive because I can feel the wind
Still blowin'
look at the world I'm in
Still going
I burn up my sins
And smoke memories
I throw empty bottles
At the homes of my old enemies
I stay in doors for days
And move on when I have the energy
I stay healthy somehow
Except for the lethargy
scuffle up Cheetos
And duck jeopardy
Treachery is unavoidable
I still exploit it tho
Ice cold
It's this again
Poor excuse for a citizen
Lack disciple
I could have sworn I heard a voice
but it's the wind

I might be on a road to nowhere
If so I'll take it alone
I don't care, my hope froze
Encased the cold

I said I might be on a road to nowhere
If so I'll take it alone
I don't care, my hope froze
Encased the cold
Track Name: Slipaway
Hey
Don't be so worried about tomorrow
That you're always in hurry to finish with today
It seems like you got lot's of dreams
about who'll you'll be and the places you'll see
but don't cha know that they're all gonna slip away?

Now I know what you're probably thinking
But I'll never remember what you're trying to say
so you might as well fuckin' chill on that
Still, when you're ship has sailed and you've decided to stay
well l hope you'll remember your old friend BK

And I think frankly you've made a grave mistake in craving
Sick days and paid vacations
instead of trying saving your generation
I think you're wasting your inspiration
Some of the questions you're asking have no explanations
They're baseless
and I've got no more time to find your great big revelations

Don't understand my frustration
Cuz I couldn't give a damn if you did
I'm complacent
I hope every memory you have what remains exactly the the way it tasted
because there's no way to escape this
even the greatest things we savor
are all gonna slip away.

See, regrettably
every memory
we made became just an effigy
that we'll split down the center to be burned separately
that's acceptable
though I wish I could have kept one of the especially special pieces next to me
those were the seeds of ecstasy

But I'd be a hypocrite If i guarded my treasure endlessly
So everything I love, envy or cherish I'm gonna set it free

When I slip away
and I don't know
Maybe we should love each other
like one,
another
Let's just shut up about everything we suffered
and slip away
Tell me when you've had enough
and then we'll skip today
I don't give shit to play
I'm just a young nigga trying to get

Good, we square
I'd don't even care if you care that I don't care
Tell me what you really need when you don't breathe air
beware
you could be a millionaire
Or gather a million prayers
But I swear that's all gonna slip away

So you better prepare for what we all share
and I'll be there when you face despair
Still singing the same "I don't care" song
and that's not fair, it's wrong
but I can't give a damn so
so long
because I am what I am
A man.
Hell,
Life doesn't seem so long when ya gone
And until that point this is just something to dwell on
Dwell on
Before you slip away

You
weigh me down
with what's hurtin' you
when you can't explain
what's hurtin me
and even though this is so personal
you shouldn't take it so personally
it wasn't what it was supposed to be
My love was murdered in the first degree
Now it's locked away plotting ways to burst free
I loved, I lost
I lust
at a cost
My trust
was was tossed aside
there were some crossed lines
but pay it no mind
It's all over
no closure
Composure turned frost
The light has gone off.
and it was all in vain
I wrote her a love song.
and she told me i'm insane.