Scrapper

by S.A. Bach

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released 01 June 2014

performed & produced by S.A. Bach

songs by Sebastian Abraham Bach
published by Straight Pathos (ASCAP) & Bach To Bach Music (ASCAP)

cover photo by Gretchen Bach

thanks to Steve Bach & Art Paz

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Track Name: Just Throwing It Out There
If we get interviewed in 30 years
About what was happening here
What will you tell 'em dear friend,
And can we pretend it all already happened,
We made it, and it all turned out swell?

I think we might as well
'Cause we got lots of hours to fill
So why not kill 'em softly
Singing tales of the world we imagine,
And in doing so, make it real?

Just throwing it out there
We could do something, make a mark
Tell me, are you prepared
To step into the light and out of the dark?

Tell me, are you prepared
To lose your favorite punching bag,
To really put yourself out there,
Take a blind leap and not look back?

Deliberately isolated
Croaking out your desperate cumbaya
You're the only obstacle
Between yourself and everything you want
Everything you want
Everything you want
Everything you want

Did we believe the hype, the old cliche
That good art only flowers from pain,
That our music can't age with us,
That we have to play these characters forever?
Are we really that insane?

Come on dude, us your brain
Life before art, never the other way, I say
They've been locked in a cold war for so long
I think it's time we dropped the bomb
And let the chips fall where they may

Just throwing it out there
We could do something, make a mark
Tell me, are you prepared
To step into the light and out of the dark?

Tell me, are you prepared
To lose your favorite punching bag,
To really put yourself out there,
Take a blind leap and not look back?

Deliberately isolated
Still croaking out my desperate cumbaya
Am I the only obsstacle
Between myself and everything I want?
Everything I want
Everything I want
Everything I want

Everything we want
Everything we want
Everything we want
Everything we want

If we get interviewed in 30 years
About what was happening here
What will you tell 'em dear friend,
And can we pretend it all already happened,?
Track Name: It Just So Happens
An artful rendering in styrofoam/
Some custom-fitted novel resting place:
The animation frame that longs for home
Will hasten its illustrious erase.
Where are the fables for the fablescribe?
He means to lie around himself for art
And draws the unobligatory line
To splay eternity and now apart.
Indulge him now and ease into that frame--
The fables have been bottled at the source.
Piss all yesterday's parties down the drain,
Transcribe the tune that emptiness draws forth,
Rinse out your coffee cup and start anew.
The fables are subservient to you.
Track Name: You Really Don't Need Me
Let me like you more
I've had so much practice at this
I'm not too big on theatrics
Now you don't exactly have to be a bore, but

Let me like you more
I won't mind if I'm forgotten
It's just that I haven't quite forgiven
Myself for hearts I broke before

So let me like you more
You can like me completely
Be so happy to see me
But you've got to believe me
You really don't need me

Let me like you more
I'm a scrapper yeah, that's how I want it
I'll relish every disagreement
And if you insist I won't even keep score, so come on

And let me like you more
But you've got to like me some to know me
Yeah just enough to show me
What it is I'm fighting for

How I'd love to like you more
You can like me completely
Get so happy to see me
But you've got to believe me
You really don't need me
Track Name: She's So Great
I never said I wasn't falling for you
I never said I wasn't going to
It was an honor, was the least I could do
If it's always been anyone, it's always been you

She's so great
She's so great, toggling knobs
Tweaking my fate, she's so great
She's so great
She's so great, she's so great

Hadn't considered getting over you
Till you said something so interminably true
Time to do as you say and not as you do
Tried to game the system, now the game is through

She's so great
She's so great, toggling knobs
Tweaking my fate, jerking my chain
Setting me straight, she's so great
Taking it all in, storing it someplace

You coined the title, I should cut you a slice
We could share the publishing--gee, that sounds nice
But I don't think this was quite what you had in mind
Sorry but after you fired me, I resigned

She's so great
She's so great, toggling knobs
Tweaking my fate, she's so great
She's so great, she's so great
Jerking my chain, setting me straight
She's so great
Taking it all in, storing it someplace
Track Name: Am I Rehabilitated?
The last time I saw you
Of course I wrote a song about it, which I then put on two albums
One version was sweet, one was sour

If I hadn't gone crazy, I bet you could have seen me
You might even have liked me
If I hadn't gone crazy, written thirty songs about you,
And strewn 'em across several albums

You said you're glad we're hanging out again
As for me, I always hoped we could be friends
But that was now and this is then