Don't Panic!

by The Harlem Downtrotters

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released June 10, 2014

All songs written and performed by The Harlem Downtrotters.
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Recorded, engineered, and mastered at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC by Jay Matheson.
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Album Art by thisishush
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Track Name: How to piss excellence
There's a war outside but it's living in our homes
We can fight we can fight only killing off our own
If we stand if we stand we'll be beaten to the ground
If we rise to the top there will be no one else around
I'm not sorry to report
That no one is listening anymore

Drink up, smoke up, shut up
Drink up, shoot up, shut up
Track Name: Will never save the day
We stare up at this giant structure
From a million miles away
The dust is thin, but the truth is thick in the "better days"
Forecast from bright to bleak
Bad backs we sit and think
And watch the tears roll off our cheeks

Whoa oh you can't afford to take it away
Whoa oh just keep it running
Whoa oh move on and admit that a small part of you died today

A map remains on this faded carpet
Where everything had it's place
The walls are stained with age and missing picture frames
Fiction thick with missing pages
We purge what ifs and maybes
What could've beens come out our faces

Whoa oh you can't afford to take it away
Whoa oh just keep it running
Whoa oh move on and admit that a small part of you died today
Track Name: Who keeps second coming on my sandwich
Here we go again, someone predicted the end
Seems like I've heard this before, seems like I've been here before
Another doomsday event steals the conversation
We've all been here before, we've all heard this before

Here we go again, is this the fucking end
This world turned upside down, this place burnt to the fucking ground
Well who would actually believe that we could be so lucky
We're stuck here in this mess, we gotta live here in this mess

24 hours to go until it's at my door
I'll be smiling with my middle fingers in the air
I'll be smiling with my middle fingers in the air

You were wrong again, I still want this to end
So I can leave this place
Track Name: Chicago fight song
The road is long and the van is slow
My baby lives a ways on down the road
She'll be beggin me to stay when she knows I gotta go
She'll be cryin she'll be cryin, I'll be driving down the road

Steven says she's fine, he talks to her all the time
Steven says she's fine
Track Name: Toynbee idea
Resurrect the dead on planet Jupiter
Stanley Kubrick was right
Probly not on purpose
Every night you keep dreaming the same dream
Something so disturbing you don't want to believe it
Toeing the sane line
Don't limit yourself to experience
Or even the realm of the physically possible
Or even making sense at all

Tell me your Toynbee idea
Tell me your Toynbee idea
Tell me your Toynbee idea
Or I'll tell you mine
Track Name: 1099-B
Simon says I need to fall in line
Live my life objectified
Product of consumption for the weak
Take a pill and go to sleep
There might be work again next week

Simon says I need to pick my god
And kiss the ass of everyone
That I should cut my hair all nice and neat
It cuts much deeper than you think

There might be work again next
There might be work again next
There might be work again next week
Track Name: Operation: MONKEY MONEY
Who let me out of the house looking like that?
Who let me out of the house wearing this fucking hat?

Don't want to fly a kite, don't want to catch a ball
I got the windows shut and I'm breathing it up
And this bullshit goodbye is served up with a side
Of super size me salty, soggy, undercooked fries

When August burnt out
When August burnt out
When August burnt out
When August burnt out

I'll miss my friends, I'll miss jerking it too
You want to know something else
I'll miss jerkin it too
But I won't miss you, I won't miss you
Well fuck you too, said fuck you too

When August burnt out
When August burnt out
When August burnt out
When August burnt out
Track Name: 40 years
You got an MBA from USC
Now you're standing on the corner with the guys on the street
If you had another chance you would do it differently
But it's much to late for that

Well it's been difficult to say
That we can't carry on this way
Pull the quills out of your face
You're not the only one displaced

40 years, it's time to reap what you sew
40 years, it's time to let it all go
40 years, it's time to reap what you sew
40 years, it's time to let it all go
Track Name: Bipolar bears
Hey Mr California you're killing me
Driving your V-10 4 wheel drive around in the fucking city
If I had one wish, instead of plastic bottles, I'd be eating fish
We'd all be eating fish
Track Name: Stabra kadabra
Clocks of the world will never stop ticking
Doomsday alarmists will not slow them down
Shuffling papers and lies
Life set aside
The bills keep on piling up

This is what we're fighting for
This is what we're working towards
They will fuck you with a knife
I can't take it anymore
Track Name: True love fart song
She was moving from the city, I was living by the beach
Such a pretty girl that I didn't have to teach
Father made of money but was never in her reach
I loved her with a heart that She didn't have to teach

She got tired of waiting
For me to do all I been sayin

So now she's headed to the river and I'm headed to the sea
Got so high that I couldn't feel a thing
There's a world out there full of opportunity
But I drank so much that I couldn't even see

I got tired of wading
Through all the shallow conversating

When I asked the stars for help, she's tightening the belt
I don't know where her heart is
When you wish upon a star it makes a difference who you are
Well I found out where my heart is when she farted

So now we're headed to the river and we're headed to the sea
Got so high that we couldn't feel a thing
There's a world out there full of opportunity
But we drank so much that we couldn't even see it
Track Name: Homewood
House cats all up in heat and all the food I bought just got ate
No place to be alone, no place to call my own
No place to be alone but I still call this place my home wood

All these pictures on the wall aren't of people I know at all
Better off this way, I still live here today
All these pictures on the wall, but their not my pictures at all
Threw my bed away 10 years ago today

House cats all up in heat and just wants to grind up on me
This shit wouldn't fly at my house if I had one
No place to be alone but I still call this place my home

All these pictures on the wall aren't of people I know at all
Better off this way, I still live here today
All these pictures on the wall, but their not my pictures at all
Threw my bed away 10 years ago today
Track Name: DON'T PANIC!
Build your bypass, put the bag over your head
Build your bypass, lie down and wait for the end
Build your bypass, put the bag over your head
Build your bypass, lie down and wait for the end

Got snacks, got drinks, got front row seats
High fives, stupid grins, watch the world get beat
Quit my job, tossed my stuff, said "fuck this shit"
Bye old life I'm done with it
Got snacks, got drinks, got front row seats
High fives, stupid grins, watch the world get beat
Quit my job, tossed my stuff, said "fuck this shit"
Bye old life I'm done with it

We went to Madagascar
We went to Madagascar
And we died, right where we wanted to be
We died right where we wanted to be

Got snacks, got drinks, got front row seats
High fives, stupid grins, watch the world get beat
Quit my job, tossed my stuff, said "fuck this shit"
Bye old life I'm done with it
Got snacks, got drinks, got front row seats
High fives, stupid grins, watch the world get beat
Quit my job, tossed my stuff, said "fuck this shit"
Bye old life I'm done with it

We went to Madagascar
We went to Madagascar
And we died right where we wanted to be
We died right where we wanted to be

So long, and thanks for all the fish
Track Name: Bonus track: Just in time for Christmas
It's that kind of year you can't forget
It's that kind of year you wish you could forget
It's that kind of year where I spent more than I made
It's that kind of year where I spilt more than I drank

It's been that kind of year you just want back
It's been that kind of year that slips through the cracks
It's been that kind of year where I struggled with my health
It's been that kind of year I'm unhappy of myself

But I will be just fine
Just in time for Christmas
And I'll put on a smile
Just in time for Christmas
And we'll be just fine
Just in time for Christmas