It's the Law (You Have to Party​!​)

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    A dystopian tale of a society in which partying has become the New World Order and unrepentant violators are summarily executed.



I get back from work
The door is open
DJ scratchin my Bee Gees records
There’s boozy bimbos
Hungry hippies
And a dancing doofus
He’s shouting something:

“It’s the law:
You have to party.
Don’t you know it’s the law?”

They refuse to leave
So I call the sheriff
She arrives
With rope and handcuffs
She ties me down
And joins the party
I try to protest
She just says:

“It’s the law:
You have to party.
Don’t you know it’s the law?”

I express some doubt
So I’m sent to prison
Vicious killers
They won’t come near me
They seem to feel that
I’ve crossed a boundary
I’m quite the scandal
I hear them whisper:

“It’s the law:
You have to party
You know it’s the law.”

Hello, Electric Chair
It’s you and me now
If I were sorry,
They’d show me mercy
But a man don’t like
What a man don’t like
And I don’t like parties
So let me die!
So let me die!

It’s the law:
You have to party!
Let me die, let me die, let me die!


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 vocal
Ben Spraker: guitar, lead vocal
Thaddeus Thompson: bass, backing vocal
Shadraq Meeshaq: more guitar, backing vocal
Billy bin Laden: drums, backing vocal
Jason NeSmith: party collage

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



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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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