Gotta Get Rid of Myself

from by The Shut-Ups

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  • Don says:
    I’m a lifelong member of the Anti-Me Club.

     

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There’s a place we can go
Nobody’s on their tippytoe
Do you want to go?

There’s a place where we make sense
Speaking only in the present tense
No consequence

We’ll go, but there’s one little problem…

I’m with me
So I can’t be what you want
But we’re gonna find a solution:

I gotta get rid of myself
Then we’ll be okay

But here we are with this introvert
(Here you are with this introvert)
His terror level: red alert
So he won’t get hurt
(So I won’t get hurt)

So self protective (so self-protective)
And there’s no corrective
Send him back
He’s defective (I’m defective)


But he’s me, and that’s our little problem…

I’m with me
So I can’t be what we want
Me to be
(It’s inconvenient as hell)

But there is a final solution:
I gotta get rid of myself
Then we’ll be okay

credits

from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
originally appears on the album “Imaginary Dancer”
(c) 2008 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: keyboards, drum programming, backing vocals
Ben Spraker: guitar, lead vocals
Thaddeus Thompson: bass
Shadraq Meeshaq: more guitar

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.

We're not about Pleasure or Fun. You may enjoy listening to us. You may not. You may pretend to enjoy us because others you respect seem to. They may be pretending, too. In which case you may want to consider what else they're pretending about.
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