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Don Says:

From the point of view of someone who is on the verge of being conceived.

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No they won’t
Not tonight
It’s too late
They’re Too Tired

Who am I?
No one yet
I’m concerned
I will be

They’re playing Teddy Pendergrass
This can only mean one thing
They’ll give me no consideration
I have a say in my own creation!
If they could hear me I would sing:

Don’t Get Me STARTED

Oblivion
Gets such bad press
Consider these
Talking points:

No heart to break
No skin to crawl
No eyes to cry
No soul to grieve

Even old King Solomon
Once was heard to mourn:
“Lately I’ve been disenchanted
I’ve got a wish and it won’t be granted
I wish that I were never born.”

The opposite of Murder one
Is just as bad a crime
To take a man from a world of maybe
And make him, make him, make him your baby
But it’s the victim doing time

But DON’T GET ME STARTED on time

DON’T GET ME STARTED
No, DON’T GET ME STARTED
I’m gonna be so pissed
Once I exist

DON’T GET ME STARTED
No, DON’T GET ME STARTED
It’s a race that can’t be won
Don’t fire the starting gun

DON’T GET ME STARTED
No, DON’T GET ME STARTED
If this is how the world begins,
Cue the violins

DON’T GET ME STARTED
No, DON’T GET ME STARTED
Pendergrass forfend!
Put this madness to an end.

credits

from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
will appear on the “Just Another Generation” album
(c) 2017 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: Keyboards and background vocals
Ben Spraker: Guitar and lead vocals
Jason Nesmith: More guitar
Casual T: Drums
Thaddeus Thompson: bass

Produced by Christopher Snell and Jason NeSmith at Bel Air Studio, Athens GA

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The Shut-Ups Atlanta, Georgia

We're a five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens, GA and practice daily at 6AM. We do more before 8AM than most bands do all week.

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