As Big As You Can Get It!

by drunkdude69

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1.
When the baby gave you the finger And then she said "bite me mama" You thought it was so hysterical You uploaded a little video Overnight you realized thousands watched it play You got excited, everybody knew your name And then it all went away Your fame and fortune vanished in a flash In the land of blind luck you were the one-eyed king Those fifteen minutes, they fly by so fast 'Cause there's always gonna be another next big thing So we watch you on the television And wonder what the hell we're doing It's the world's most boring spectacle A drama really not worth viewing Eventually we'll realize that it's all hot air Conspicuous, ridiculous, and you're still nowhere And suddenly no one cares It's the law of supply and demand Something that we can all understand We're all suspects We've got defects We're all guilty of being train wrecks, and When we're famous for just getting famous It's just another flash in the pan
2.
One minute you're high, next minute you're not One minute a king, next minute a pawn One minute you're fine, next minute you're not One minute you're alive, next minute you're gone Were these words all said in vain? Time unwinding Trying but you can't Outrace the grinding gears Dreaming, waking Braking with no friction The next minute is here One minute ahead, next minute behind One minute the truth, next minute the lie One minute it's yours, next minute it's mine One minute you're alive, next minute's your time Has your work all been in vain?
3.
Charlene 03:32
We met at the Spider It was a party that went all night You seemed to like me It wasn't pretty That's all right (I just want to be friends, yo) At your next occasion You introduced your exotic friends They seemed to like me And they were pretty Amen (and here we go again now) CHORUS I want to take you in I want to take you out Get to know your friends Don't get worked up about it There's no need to be mean 'Cuz you're the means to an end So come on now Charlene Can't we just be friends? I see your frustration You want a man and you want him quick Guess I'll hold out that carrot While your girlfriends chase the stick (I don't mean to be a dick, but...)
4.
Martini 04:39
Into her eyes I stare transfixed Shaken Like my martini Her gaze like cold gin Burning my throat, but Does she really see me? I don't know but here I go yeah I see the world Through a liquid lens Stirring Something in my soul Her stare is icy And desert dry, and I'm no longer in control And here I go here I go again I slip into the drink now Eye of the needle Pull through the thread Pour the sawdust out of my head Tomorrow morning gonna get out of bed Only knowing that I'm alive 'cause I keep wishing I was dead But tonight is mine It's destiny I can feel the euphoric tension-release Taste the smoke on the roof of my mouth Take a sip Wash it down Countless distillations of philosophy Have led me to a single point One's never enough But how much is too much With this holy water I thee anoint
5.
I'm going driving The toll's already paid For destinations A to Z No rhyme or reason But I'll find my way Unlock the kingdom with my key I feel like I'm Alive Expectations far behind My eyes are open wide Came to find I knew the answers all the time A sea of knowledge Full of dry cliches The dogs of time deliver haste A golden silence A sunrise symphony Never knew how my words would taste I'm going driving The toll's already paid The destination's up to me
6.
There’s no safety in suburbia Hiding won’t provide you any guarantees Tension grows inside you like a parasite There’s just one way to satisfy your daily need Come on take a ride Down that dark highway inside So many sights to see but Don’t be fooled by the illusions Though you’ve been here before I’ll be glad to be your guide Welcome to your private tour of the Fifty states of confusion Watch TV or read the news, it’s up to you Can you take the pressure of another day Habits are so hard to break, you know it’s true Is giving in the only way you know to make it through
7.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night With the TV set still on Static sounds like pounding surf But then the dream is gone The only sand here trickles through an hourglass while I sleep 'Til I'm up with the dawn again And on my way to work I see Interstate, guard rail, concrete, rusty nail Smokestack, steel mill, train track, landfill Street light, road sign, high tension power line Dive bar, pay phone, junkyard, traffic cone In my dreams the air is clean The beach is crystal white But this ain't no dream (this is reality!) This ain't no dream I find I spend my time staring at the clock Waiting for the stroke of five No walls, no work, just ancient cities Rising in my mind But there are no ruins waiting outside the office door Just all the same damn things I saw the day before And you know what they are 'Cause you've seen 'em, too (I'm talking about) Billboard, blacktop, speed-trap, traffic cop Hotel, motel, all-night truck stop Broken glass, blown tire, brown grass, trash fire Chain link, barbed wire, high rise getting higher In my dreams the grass is green and I can see the stars at night In my dreams everything seems like One day it'll be all right
8.
Off Center 04:20
Sometimes the lines between right and wrong can get blurred You can misconstrue the meaning of a single word But when it all comes down to black and white Who’s to say what’s wrong and what is right Who can tell me where reality crosses into the absurd No shades of grey between black and white One wrong move and you’re in for a long night We all walk around averting our eyes Can’t win a losing battle, but we still try To offer an answer when no one really wants to know why Our entire life’s the same damn game Though it may seem different it’s all the same We’re all running from some unseen tormentor Don’t you think the world’s spinning just a little off center There’s a secret fight some keep inside And a desperate struggle some can’t hide We’re all fighting in some kind of war And all everybody wants is more But if we can’t win, what are we fighting for What’s up and down is hard to tell I know one’s Heaven and the other is Hell Must have been some crazy inventor All creation’s just a little off center
9.
I took my head out of the game Let control just slip away Least resistance feels the best If you can handle it Thought all this time I was awake Until today I wanted everything but Time slipped away from me, I've Seen hours turn to days and Years disappeared that way and now Nothing else in store but Still motionless I wait I wanted everything and more But it feels like it's too late Left my decisions to the fates Justified it was okay Choosing to not choose is the best If you can handle it I never thought about mistakes Until today
10.
Psycho minivan driver Pulls out with no signal Accelerates to unsafe speeds Psycho minivan driver Tailgates with no warning Decelerates upon passing

about

DD69's third album. We leaned more heavily toward rock this time around, but you can still find our usual touches of funk and ska sprinkled throughout.

The opening track "Next Big Thing" is decidedly more ska than rock, but don't let it fool you into thinking you're safe from musical style whiplash.

This record is also notable for containing some songs that have remained unfinished for a long time - some dating back to the sessions for "Funk Out With Your Junk Out".

We are excited to have finally finished them, and hope that you find something that makes you want to drive fast or throw out rock hands: \m/_ _\m/

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released June 9, 2011

Recorded in Cleveland at Snoozeking Studios, Ante Up Audio, and Closer Look, mostly in 2010-11.
Engineered by DD69. Additional engineering by Gavin Murphy for the Ante Up sessions.
Mixed by DD69.
Mastered by Chris Keffer.
Design by Scott Martin and DD69.
Songs published by Snoozeking Music / Rubber Duckling Music (ASCAP).

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