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    Don says:
    This is the third-most important song ever written, though it is easily the least liked by certain band members who do not have the privilege of typing this sentence.



All your life,
You’ve been looking for some action
And you get what you want
But no satisfaction

Free your ass
And your mind will surely follow
Til your mind’s entirely swallowed
Up your ass

But we...we are here
And you...you are here
And we will civilize you

We’ll dress you up
We’ll give you a shower
Make of you a nation
We got the power!

How were you to glean
That your way of life was so unclean?
Your lame-o friends were never any use.
Sure, we sympathize
They never said, “be civilized”
But now that you have us there’s no excuse!

You may think
The beating of the drums
Is a summons from the jungle
But it’s not

We’re at your door
You’re late for an appointment
Knock knock, who’s there? We are
-to wake you!

We...we are here
And you...you are here
And we will civilize you


from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
originally appears on “The Stud Album”
(c) 2005 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: keyboards, backing vocals
Ben Spraker: guitar, lead and backing vocals
Thaddeus Thompson: bass, backing vocals
Steve Libbey: more guitar
Billy bin Laden: drums, percussion
Jason NeSmith: percussion

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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