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Easy Listening

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1.
We’re on the cover of Rolling Stone I call you up on the family phone Let’s steal your dad’s car and drive around Let’s turn the dial to a different sound We’re MVPs of MTV Don’t have to live like a refugee We’re VIPs of VH1 Learning to fly and free fallin’ Blasting through the city and it’s full of dead ends Always shooting apples off the heads of our friends Victims of friendly fire When we turn the TV on America sings It’s like the sound of 18-wheelers bringing us things We can’t stop we’re finally in the zone On the cover of Rolling Stone
2.
You’re one step ahead of me And I’m one hundred steps behind Where I oughta be But I’ll go there some other time ‘Cause I need something Just to see me through Gimme something Be my pick-me-up I’m strung out on you I cry like Liv Ullmann When the camera is trained on me I call up the Pentagon To wage war on a memory And I need backup Like I always do Gimme something Be my pick-me-up I’m strung out on you
3.
Hung Up 01:52
I keep getting hung up on stupid things I think I need a distraction I keep getting strung up with broken strings I think I need a distraction Coach says I’m slower than last year I hide behind guitars all the time The lucky ones are all born in September Is it too late to change my sign I keep getting hung up on stupid things I think I need a distraction I keep getting flung up on Cupid’s wings I need a piece of the action Oh yeah Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
4.
Can I fly in your airshow Write your name in the clouds Find you on an open channel And not be shot down Can I hide in the peripheral Vision of the world Me & my blue angels Maintaining a perfect flight pattern Almost at the speed of sound 8,000 feet above the ground Have you ever been lonely Have you ever seen your world from above Have you ever been too high To be hurt by the ones you love Never shoulda started crushing on a B-52 Me & my blue angels
5.
Wouldn’t it be nice to let it be Let it all hang out When it’s all going electric on me Find a new way out Don’t drag me out Don’t bring me down There’s no one around I’m just holding The cross section of a dream Wouldn’t it be nice to let it be Let your hair hang down Nothing to do here nothing to see Nothing to cry about Don’t call me out Don’t call upon the National Guard It’s only the cross section of a dream
6.
Fran has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from Will has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from It’s too loud to think now maybe But we ain’t gonna turn it down ooh Mike has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from Buzz has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum hey Moe has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from Dennis has fun to the beat of the drum Wondering where the beat comes from Keep it going now
7.
When you’re right When you’re wrong When you’re off When you’re on It’s alright You’re our poet in residence You make boredom fun When you walk When you run When you’re just getting started And when you’re all done We took to you now we look to you Like a forest looks to the sun You’re the bass note of our favorite inversion Yeah you know the one You know the one Poet in residence
8.
Kramer In LA 02:09
Hello Jerry it’s me Kramer I write you from 3,000 miles away You may recall in the previous episode That I packed up and moved to LA Life here’s crazy I’m doing the Hollywood hustle Working hard and trying to catch a break But between the Smog Strangler And being made fun of on the Tonight Show I don’t know how much more of this I can take I miss my old place I miss your place too I wish I could just burst right through that door I miss Elaine and that crazy George Costanza Hell I even miss Newman So goodnight to the city that never sleeps As distant as the hills of yesterday Goodbye Jerry Seinfeld Goodbye New York City Sincerely Kramer in LA
9.
There’s too many teens in the world Ruining the human experience Too many teens taking summer jobs From hardworking Americans Too many people living in warzones Of typical teenage hormones We never shoulda given smartphones To the generation Of teenage overpopulation There’s too many teens in the world It’s truly a global crisis Too many teens buying stems and seeds At premium prices Is it too late to take back What we said about “Paint It Black” We have the facts Let’s adjust our calculations For teenage overpopulation Too many teens in the back seat Sharing spit in their parents’ cars Generating too much heat Burning holes in the ozone It’s teenage overpopulation Kelso Justin Bieber Samantha Smith Nastia Liukin River Phoenix Joan of Arc Topanga Tommy Stinson Millie Bobby Brown Ron Howard Greta Thunberg Hannah Montana Chloe Kim Beavis Aaliyah Beverly Marsh Ruby Bridges Lizzie McGuire Malala Yousafzai Butt-head Frankie Muniz Leif Garrett
10.
Summer styles are here again You’re finding out the Beatles are not your friend I wanted to tell you ooh Before it all fell through I really really wanted to tell I shouldn’t have said what I said and instead I shoulda wrote a letter Can you help me out now Back in status symbol land You’re finding out Chris Weisman is not your friend I ran into Rimbaud oh whoa In formalist limbo He told me that I look like hell I wanna hold the hand of the brand I shouldn’t have done what I did but I did And I’d do it in a second If I had the opportunity to do it again Summer styles are closing in You’re finding out that 2nd Grade’s not your friend
11.
Bored to death in witness protection Wanting something to get through to you Like a dog jumping out of A moving car you want something new Well lemme know Tell me which itch are you scratching today Can you keep a really big secret And not repeat it when I walk away Like when Bruce did the spoken word bit In “Street Hassle” baby we were born to pay
12.
The navy goes for a show away Telecaster takes a drag trip alright The navy goes for an away show I like American Telecaster Sometimes at night when the delta is bright There’s a hit and run waiting to happen The light turns red in the kaleidoscope oh whoa I need to drive through the city With Gram Gretchen and Anita huh So sick of Telecaster shows On the top of a Telecaster Sometimes at night when the jukebox is bright And you’re crying in country heaven The light turns green in the guitar solo oh whoa Keith and Telecaster yeah
13.
Planetarium 01:12
Way in the back at the top of the stacks In the blind spot of my education There’s a glitch in the solar system And a dying star in heavy rotation Planetarium ooh planetarium My lawyer says not to talk to the press But I just like the way that they listen I made a list of everything in existence But it still felt like something was missing
14.
Hey look at me I’m on Australian TV It’s a controlled burn The fingers are fanned So you talk to the hand It’s a controlled burn And we’re coming live from You can’t rent a car Because they know who you are It’s a controlled burn The fingers are fans So they talk to the band It’s a controlled burn And we’re coming live from As a matter of fact It’s a heart attack It’s a controlled burn yeah woo And we’re here to tell you woo C-O-N-T-R-O-L What’s that spell C-O-N-T-R-O-L-L-E-D-B-U-R-N Controlled burn
15.
Hands Down 02:45
The back half of the b-side is where we belong We lose our cool when the closeup begins Smiling for a camera that isn’t there Like demented newlyweds Interlopers in the rock room Tumbling down the demand curve Double parked and half dead We opened the time capsule And this is what it said I’m your biggest fan hands down And if I weren’t in contact with you I don’t know what I would do They gas you on the highway and up on the hill They long to gas you virtually everywhere And if you allow them to they will Round the rosy corners And keep your stripes to yourself Approach every new day Like you’re stuck in a swing state Remember when you’re shooting off flares And nobody cares I’m your biggest fan hands down
16.
When I float down the stream Dreaming a dream of easy listening It’s so hard for me to tell you What I really mean Adding up the score Forgetting you’re a poet in a war Doing the dishes in a different place I found my lucky number in a database My friends don’t seem to mind I’m in the 1990s all the time It’s so hard for me to tell them But they don’t seem to mind What did you expect It’s lonely at the bottom of the deck Plans go haywire in record time The blues abuse you but you turn out fine Surely someone must have told you Looking backwards at something strange Your horoscope’s telling you to keep the change When I walk down your street Dreaming of dreaming of dreaming a dream

credits

released September 30, 2022

Catherine Dwyer— guitar, vocals
Peter Gill— vocals
Francis Lyons— drums
Jon Samuels— guitar
David Settle— bass, vocals

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15:
Recorded at Headroom Studios, Philadelphia PA
www.headroom.studio
Engineering by Kyle Pulley and Jackie Milestone
Assisted by Danny Murray and James Walsh
Mixed by Kyle Pulley
Mix assistant Mark Watter
5, 11 mixed by Jackie Milestone

Tracks 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16:
Recorded at Stevie Studios, Philadelphia PA
Engineering By Lucas Knapp
7, 8, 13, 16 mixed by Lucas Knapp
1, 14 mixed by Jackie Milestone

All songs mastered by TJ Lipple

All songs written by Peter Gill (BMI)

Photography by Buzz Lombardi and Francis Lyons

Design and layout by Francis Lyons

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