fives aren't terrible

fives aren't terrible was released on October 10, 2010. This album was ten years in the making and features 12 new songs including the immediate cult classic Lint Catcher plus more serious songs like Six Foot Pole on My Roof about Neil's trials and tribulations with the cable company.


  1. six foot pole on my roof
  2. evil smart guy
  3. lint catcher
  4. little while
  5. glowboy
  6. something I can do
  7. filler
  8. back to jersey
  9. time makes me think I'm fine
  10. trapped in vertigo
  11. labor day special (aka butterscotch nova)
  12. waiting for something

six foot pole

(music by marek, words by bruzzi)

you got me holding on the line...waiting for what?! always determined to waste my time, but why? a six foot pole on my roof. you gotta be kidding, what were you trying to prove with a six foot pole on my roof? you got me thinking I don't know what I'm talking about. new math shows you crossed the line. a six foot pole on my roof. are you high on life or just aloof with that six foot pole on my roof? you gotta come back more than one time. just when I think it'll all be fine, you tell me the last thing that you did didn't fix it. should I believe it was all my fault and all this pain was all for naught? I vow that I won't give up until you fix it. a six foot pole on my roof.

evil smart guy

(words & music by bruzzi)

he's just an evil smart guy who used to be a dead guy but now he's back. he was walking on down the street or maybe it was an avenue and as i'm telling you i guess i better think it through. when they start asking questions our stories better be straight. without luck i could have been a dead man too and to see me standing here i know it must be killing you but I can't do a thing to make you feel right. he's just an evil smart guy who used to be a dead guy but now he's back. I didn't stop him 'cause he used to be good but when I found out what he did, I knew that I should've. he twisted trust into a tangled web without care. what the one man says this, his other man does and he slips by without us knowing who he was. his intricate plan it tricks with layers, levels, and flair. he's just an evil smart guy who used to be a dead guy but now he's back. why did he become so evil? he used to be a friend. why did he become so evil? who would have thought when it was back then. if he shows up, just save yourself. there's no telling where he's been or what he'll be up to. don't hesitate if the situation goes right. I should be close by when the time is right. ring once, count to 5, then hold on tight. don't expect that he'll go down without a fight. he's just an evil smart guy who used to be a dead guy but now he's back. why did he become so evil? he used to be a friend. why did he become so evil? who would have thought when it was back then. he's just an evil smart guy who used to be a dead guy but now he's back.

lint catcher

(music by marek, words by marek/bruzzi)

my bellybutton is a lint catcher. my bellybutton catches lint. my belly button, it catches lint. it may not look like its got a lot of spot, but let me give a little hint. you would have been so embarrassed when I went to the jersey shore; the lint popped out and swam away and I know you would have hit the floor. my bellybutton is a lint catcher. my bellybutton catches lint. my belly button, it catches lint and even if you don't mind the thought, you're gonna hate the sight of it. any time that I wear a sweater, I get a little surprise inside and if I gotta take it off due to the weather you might want to run and hide. my bellybutton is a lint catcher. my bellybutton catches lint. I think you don't know what it's like to be a lint catcher.

little while

(music by marek, words by bruzzi)

the clock stopped short at a quarter to ten. I took it as a sign to begin again. Before I'd run but I ran too far and then I'd try but I tried too hard for a little while. if you take my hand for a little while, I'll take my time for a little while. all the secrets of the universe could be a blessing or might be a curse. you'd finally know why people like plaid. hey, maybe knowing wouldn't be so bad for a little while. so let's spend some time for a little while and trade some smiles for a little while, but now that everything is going fine I've forgotten all the messed up times that I failed even though I tried for a little while. when everything seems to be going wrong and getting worse for all too long, all I need is to see your face and everything else just falls into place for a little while. I'm going to shine for a little while. time's on my side for a little while, but now that everything is going fine I've forgotten all the messed up times that I failed even though I tried for a little while. they can't take away my hope. if it's important then you've got to take a stand and that takes me back to where we'd began when you smiled and first took my hand. since then we've made it a long long way, so let's raise a glass to yesterday for a little while. you might fall for a little while or lose it all for a little while, but now that everything is going fine I've forgotten all the messed up times that I failed even though I tried for a little while.

glowboy

(music by marek, words by bruzzi)

when glowboy was eleven he wanted to work all day, but his mother wouldn't let him saying "young boys should play,so go play". so he waited and folded his hands together and then he waited for what seemed like forever. so he glued on a mustache. it looked so grand. the boss man who smiled and shook his hand, and said "go behind that door and take that box. if it gets hot, don't drop it. no, don't drop it." so he traded his life of leisure, convinced overrated, until he started to seizure. yes, he started to feel a little different. maybe he didn't really want this. then his skin became iridescent. no, maybe he didn't really want this, not now. so he waved goodbye to his friends behind the glass. it was bittersweet for all of them, but time would pass. so he traded time now for later. he was persuaded to procrastinate it. he was a glowboy. radiation life.

something i can do

(words & music by bruzzi)

do you think she was looking at me? did you see the way she touched her hair? do you think i should do what I was thinking? do you think I should say hi? if there's something that i can do, to make you, see the right way, then i'll go. if there's something that i can do for you. did you think she was looking past me? did you ever think that she would give me the time of day? well I don't know if she was or if she wasn't but it doesn't make a difference anyway, 'cause i'm stuck here in a box in my mind and I hope you'll let me out 'cause I'm getting lonely. if there's something that i can do, to make you, see the right way, then i'll go. if there's something that i can do for you.

filler

(music by marek)

back to jersey

(words & music by marek)

I got a friend who couldn't see the light. he drove down to Carolina where everything's gonna be alright. he got himself a dog. he got himself a wife. he's gonna start his brand new life. she was a little crazy. he was a little lazy. they were both internet stars. times got a little rough. decided to split up. now they're coming home in separate cars. he's going back to jersey. he's going back all alone. he's going back to jersey. he's coming back to live with his mom. she shut herself from the outside world. he started playing with those virtual girls. no one knows the truth my friends. some say it was over before it began. now he got his old life back. I'm sure she got at least that. strangely enough no one is going to file. my friends, they're in denial. he's going back to jersey. he's going back all alone. he's going back to jersey. he's coming back to live with his mom. he's going back to jersey. he's going back to his home. he's going back to jersey. he's coming back to live with his mom.

time makes me think I'm fine

(music by jonathan bruzzi, words by chris bruzzi)

don't believe me when i say that I got it all under control. this thing has got the handles on my body and my soul. I can tell myself that we're all alone and no one's home. I can tell myself that I was strong, but I was wrong. time makes me think I'm fine but now I know. I realize that it ain't easy to understand what I can't say. only advice I can give you is to look the other way. I can see the way you're looking at me. what do you see? I can see the light. it's shining at me, but blinding me. time makes me think I'm fine but now I know.

trapped in vertigo

(music by marek, words by marek/tichy)

what are we doing? why are we here? nothing gets done. nothing’s complete. trapped in vertigo. trapped. nowhere to go. trapped in vertigo. trapped. don’t want to go. the forest beneath the trees like shadows under my eyes. a sound that’s so sincere under cloud-covered skies. trapped in vertigo. trapped. nowhere to go. trapped in vertigo. trapped. don’t want to go. the stream of consciousness throughout your inner sea. release, ye albatross and set me free.

labor day special (aka butterscotch nova)

(words & music by marek)

woke up this morning. the sun was shining bright. grabbed a bite to eat and headed out on my bike. rode down to those familiar faces at a familiar place. take the bats out. manhole's third base. you didn't have to lock your doors and you could stay out past dark. you could play manhunt at manor park. now I'm much older and my hair is starting to gray and every now I think about those younger days. now it's a different time at a different pace and I long for those younger days and I hope my son will see similar days. where did the time go? there's a naked man in my window and all his memories are lost. there's 47 house shots, a white line, and a labor day bat that sparks. the memories, they will not fade.

waiting for something

(music by marek, words by doug blose/bruzzi)

today is a day so long in arriving. there were times I was not sure it would ever come. I was waiting for something to show me who I am. I was waiting for someone to always understand and I cannot exaggerate how overjoyed I am it's here and you've agreed to grow old along with me. when we met I was just a kid. the man I am today would not exist without you. I love you for so many reasons, but a list won't justify. the things we do together become much more worthwhile. you are radiant, intelligent, infectiously passionate and hilarious, and make me a better man. so in the company of all the people who make our lives full and special, I say that I love you completely and I promise to cherish you every day. I was waiting for something and I found you.