World’s Largest Buffalo

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World’s Largest Buffalo Album Information

Introspective and experimental, Buffalo is a raw gem that shows the softer side of TSI and features alternate takes of many of their songs (Released: October 14, 2002).

World’s Largest Buffalo Song Lyrics

I Want To Be Static

(“Oh, why don’t you button up your lip? You’re always squawking about something. You’ve got more static than the radio.” – from Reefer Madness)

VERSE 1
If I slept on the way home
You would never know
I was fighting for control
Paraphrased as numb
To live life under thumbs
Of someone who points out everyones…

VERSE 2
I wrote my resignation
For being the one who’s taken on a ride
Destined for lies
But I still hang on every moment
With some charade to show it
On and on…

On and on…

If I've Shaven (Acoustic)

VERSE 1
I trace these road maps to northeast civilizations
I burned down in my sleep
With photographs I must detach myself
From your shell

CHORUS 1
So you and me can finally see
The thin lines between humor and tragedies
I signaled a spark with objective sincere
Please blink twice if you hear

VERSE 2
AM/FM converse combine
If i wanted this much static I’d disconnect the line
And watch your signals fall somewhere in New York
Far enough from you but missing was the worst

CHORUS 2
And oh a sight I’d finally see
Pinpoint the romance and shattered window schemes
Throw your heart it falls or it flies
and if I’ve shaven I’ve gone to Maine to die

Broken Pinkies (Acoustic)

If this is anything that I’m not supposed to be
Please say it’s over…

It’s over…

VERSE 1
We all sit on roof tops at one point in our life
And think about our only loves
As we gasp at the thought of splatters on the concrete
And mistakes we’re making with our hearts

PRE-CHORUS 1
And there it was facing towards the heavens
With an answer to all of the above
Here I am racing towards collision
With an answer not from the above

CHORUS
If this is anything you haven’t felt for me
Please say it’s over
And if I’m anything that I’m not supposed to be
Please say it’s over

VERSE 2
In this room we were one
Fifteen after twelve I pinkie swore and it was February 6th
I’d show you my collection of broken pinkies
But I don’t think lovers should twitch

PRE-CHORUS 2
Just let me feel your breath against my lips
Why must everything be so uncertain?
As you draw up your conclusions anesthesia knife impales
My heart’s never been ready for expulsion

REPEAT CHORUS

Timezones

What?

VERSE 1
The hands on the clock
May be in different timezones
But from the time it takes one hand
To touch the other

CHORUS
I’ll wait for something so unsure
I’ll wait to feel your touch once more
I’ll wait, I’ll sit through photographs and retrospects
I’ll wait until you see your timezone’s all I have left

VERSE 2
As long as it takes
For my tears to carry messages
Through cracks in the pavement
To the other side of earth

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
We hold on to another life
In a different time
When we think that there’s no other way
To live our lives right now

REPEAT CHORUS

Best Friends (Acoustic)

VERSE 1
We walked down to the old beach house
Where she used to laugh and play
Some dreams are worth one thousand memories
If you can hold on to just one
I wish this summer could last all year
But the fall comes soon, goodbye to friends

PRE-CHORUS
But sometimes you have to keep dreaming for yourself
Even if there’s no one else
Because times can be so tough when you’re all alone
Even if it’s not your fault

CHORUS
Best friends don’t grow on trees anymore
I so sick of everything
You can’t walk if you don’t know to crawl
It’s getting depressing

VERSE 2
I had the time of my life this year
Pretending you’re not even here

REPEAT PRE-CHORUS
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
But I plan on drinking all night to forget you
Forget you right now
I know some how that you still believe in me
And everything I want to be
You can’t keep treating me as though I’m lost
Within random thoughts of her
Because one day, you’re gonna lose it all
You’ve already lost me

Already lost me

Do you recall when everything felt numb?

River Road

VERSE 1
Drive the car, turn off the lights
I lost such sleep because lovers are all ghostlike
And radiate through radio, frequencies so slow
And that is why she let go

CHORUS
Ignition, decision
Is this your latest craze?
The last drive with red eyes
Almost found your way
Through bleeding, you’re leaving
The trees are all that hear
You’re last sigh and good-bye
As you swear

VERSE 2
Temperatures grow low with hope
You measure in a Fahrenheit with a soul and a rope
And levitate through mercury, promises made to me
On this silent Monday eve

REPEAT CHORUS

And this is for forgetting me

At Knife Point

VERSE 1
Is this where we go when we go?
Is this where we go when we go?
Set up like a dress rehearsal
Where the actors forget their lines
You knocked me down like a scripted verse
Already designed

VERSE 2
Is this where we go when we go?
Is this where we go when we go?
I wait for
You wished for
The eyes of countless others adore you
I am waiting right now

CHORUS
At knife point to toss coins
At empty fountains at bottomless hotels
You know I’m, you know I’m, you know I’m
Waiting here right now, waiting here right now

REPEAT CHORUS

I’m waiting here right…

Rockbeat 01

VERSE 1
Last night’s sleep was murder
Now sunshine feels like death
You can tell by the deaf phone calls I left
With breathing out of mind
Blood flow out of thought
You applied six seconds of pressure
Then left me here to rot

CHORUS
I haven’t felt this cold in fucking years
I haven’t felt this drained in days
While I was waiting, some compassion here
It just feels you’ve slipped away

VERSE 2
With every second lost
It seems you own my thoughts
With every cut I make
With every second lost
It seems you own my thoughts
With every cut I make

REPEAT CHORUS

Tragic Relapse

VERSE 1
I guess that you would know
There’s more to life
Than being alone
If memories compete
When days turn into weeks
And smiles rely on a phone

CHORUS
We’re fucked and broken with words unspoken
Tragedies will always remain
We’re fucked and broken with words unspoken
Tragedies will always remain

VERSE 2
And I am not at fault
For cleansing wounds with salt
We eat our own words and decay
And did you leave a mark
Or just an indented heart
When everyone else had their way

REPEAT CHORUS

Bensonoject 26

VERSE 1
Let’s start with a moment that’s never long enough
We’ve been divided by weight and time
My deepest inhalation, forbidden breaths are taken
Brings me closer to you I swear

PRE-CHORUS 1
Distance apart
Through twenty-first century time
As measured by the mile markers
Between you and I

CHORUS
If I had to start from somewhere, it’s 1985
And I’m breaking up faster than I can drive

VERSE 2
The way back from Round Pond
All I wanted was a voice to parallel mine
But you’re singing along in a quiet winter’s welcome
If it snows I’ll never have to go

PRE-CHORUS 2
My deepest breath I wish I’d never taken
Brings me closer to you I swear
With your cheek against my own almost like romance
To leave without you I would choke

REPEAT CHORUS

I’m breaking, I’m breaking
I’m breaking, I’m breaking
I’ve broke

Grasp Detach Explode

VERSE 1
I stared at the moon all through Chicago
And dreamt about your arms
I said “I’ll be back home tomorrow”
But you’ve already gone

And by the way…
Writing’s a waste

VERSE 2
We spin and fall gradually
Within our own space
I yearn for your pulse
As I dream about your face

And by the way…
Writing’s a waste

CHORUS
And If I live through this I’ll give you all my soul
I tried but I could not let go
Set the range for grasp detach explode
I tried but I could not let go

VERSE 3
This is my last progression of thought
Please carry it at your side
And to you I leave my heart
Please carry it at your side

And by the way…
Writing’s a waste

REPEAT CHORUS

No Stars Left in New Jersey (Acoustic)

VERSE 1
I thought we’d change these sky lines
By letting go of stars and broken bonds
I thought we’d change these sky lines
By letting go of stars and broken bonds

PRE-CHORUS
So throw in all your details we’ll set them all ablaze
Trajectories are broken but they still seem to amaze
That you’re a human being but where’s your beating heart
We’re stocking up on clouds while we’re running out of stars

CHORUS
There’s no stars
There’s no stars left

VERSE 2
If I told you I was dying from repeated shots to the heart
Would you even care at all?
If I told you I was dying from a lack of fucking stars
Would you even care?

REPEAT PRE-CHORUS
REPEAT CHORUS

OUTRO
Your decision caused competition
You let it all just slip away
And your decision caused competition
You let it all just slip away

I know what we’re not

Home Away From Home (Hidden Track)

VERSE 1
Our heroes don’t fly any more as something has changed
In this heartless world
We wish for these roles to all change
But they all seem to remain the same

CHORUS
Did you find someone else
To take the pain away from this endless day?
Did you find a new place
To call your home away from home?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
They all slip away…

How could you? Why would you let me walk away?
From everything that we’re going through today
How could you? Why you let me feel this way about
Everything that we have said?

Is this what we’re aiming for?
Then I’m not sure I want you any more
They say it’s best just to forget
But I can’t seem to get over the facts

They all slip away…