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by Rob From Amersfoort

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A series of demos recorded using a digital multitrack during the 50/90 song challenge in the summer of 2011.

(robste at xs4all dot nl).

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released October 1, 2011

Written & Recorded by Rob From Amersfoort.

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Rob From Amersfoort Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Post-Retro Indie-Pop

Influences: Wilco, Elliott Smith, Roxy Music, Fiona Apple, Harry Nilsson, Michael Penn, Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Suede, Bowie, Liz Phair, Beatles, Prince.

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Track Name: This World Will End
In the event of the money misspent
Worrying if you can pay the rent
One man’s ceiling is another men’s floor
Poverty consists in feeling poor

We’re heading for the main event
A global big bang, this world will end

It’s no surprise, people aren’t so wise
They hit themselves against the same stone twice
The Mayan people already said
In 2012 we’ll all be dead

We’re heading for the main event
A global big bang, this world will end

We’re heading for the main event
A global big bang, the world will end
The world will end
Track Name: Why Don't You Talk To Me
Why don’t you talk to me
Am I so hard to see
You’re my inspiration
Why don’t you talk to me

Why don’t you notice me
Am I the enemy
You’re my inspiration
Why don’t you notice me

I was standing near the Wailing Wall
I felt so small
In the Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
I wondered if you still care

I do exist
(You can’t ignore me)
Track Name: (I Want To Live In) New York City
I want to see the Hudson
Cruising towards Albany
Taking a break in Poughkeepsie
That’s were I want to be

I want to live where the live is pretty
I want to live in NYC

Peekskill, Kinderhook, Coxsackie
Catskill and Schenectady
Yonkers, Bronx, Staten Island
There is so much to see

And of course I want to see Brooklyn
Cony Island, JFK
Flushing, Flatlands, Rockaway
Long Island here I come

I want to stay were the life is great
I want to stay in NY State
Track Name: Nothing!
I like to sit on the couch
And stare at nothing
I like to sit on the couch
And think nothing

Watching the paint dry
Watching the grass grow

I like to sit on the couch
And do nothing

It’s a wonder this song was written
It’s a wonder this is a recording

I like to sit on the couch
Nothing
Nothing
Track Name: Fiona Get Your Lazy Ass Off That Damn Couch And Release Your New Album
Attention miss Fiona a message for you

I understand you’re afraid
But I can’t wait
Your couch may be nice
But it sure ain’t no paradise

Apple
Apple

Woman, we need new music

Extraordinary complicated

Hello?
This is your manager
Hi
Your account
What?
Totally empty

If you need somebody to feet your cat
I can do that

Get your lazy ass of that damn couch and release your album!
Track Name: Silent Movie Stars
I’ve got pictures on the wall
Some large some small
They don’t live anymore
Old movie stars I adore

The live on the screen
All these brilliant movies to be seen

Silent movies speak so well
The women look so swell
Old movie stars I adore
I’m not alone anymore

The live on the screen
All these brilliant movies to be seen
Track Name: The Poo Song
When I wake up in the morning
I need something to eat
So I jump off the old couch
On my hairy feet

Oh yes, my life is tough
Oh yes, my life is rough

(smacking)

I waddle to the windowsill
To lay myself to rest
Sleeping in the sun
Is what I do best

Oh yes, my life is tough
Oh yes, my life is rough

(yawning)

When I wake up after noon
I really need to poop
So I walk to the litter box
And do what I have to do

Oh yes, my life is tough
Oh yes, my life is rough

It’s a hard job
To be a house cat
I wish I could retire
From being a pet
Track Name: Death to the Demoness Allegra Geller!
Why lead a mediocre life
Don’t conform to normality
Live your dream
In a better reality

A virtual world
Always online
Multiplayer games
A moment to shine

Death to the demoness Allegra Geller!

Liberate yourself
And feel free
Escape your life
Be who you want to be
Track Name: I Never...
People think I’m lazy
People think I’m crazy
But they don’t ask why

I’ll never go where I’m supposed to go
I’ll never read what I’m supposed to read

People say I’m crazy
People say I’m lazy
But they never ask why

I never go where I’m supposed to go
I never read what I’m supposed to read

I never think what I’m supposed to think
I never do what I’m supposed to think
Track Name: Symphorophilia
When I see a lady in her automobile
I crash into her to cop a feel

I haven’t had a woman in many years
So I crash my car
To crush my fears

A yellow sedan
A Honda Accord
A two cylinder
Is all I can afford
Track Name: Out Before I Begin
In a bar
In a cafe
Drinking beer
The whole day

The sun is out, but I am in
I am out before I begin

In the bus
In the train
No-one to talk to
The whole day

The sun is out, but I am in
I am out before I begin
Track Name: This May Not Be My Best Day
Last year I was sad
Just married a gingerbread
Finally we went to bed
I discovered she was a lad

This may not be my best day

Last week I was sad
There were mice in my bed
Put poison in the bread
Accidentally killed my dad

This may not be my best day

Today I am sad
Wall Street went into red
Want to play Russian Roulette
Put a gun against me head

This may not be my best day
Track Name: Breaking The Chain
You think you can cure me
To take me back home
It’s time for your plan B
I’m born to be alone

You think you can change me
Into a better man
It’s time for your plan B
Oh Barbie, I ain’t Ken

I won’t see you again
I’m breaking the chain

You think you can own me
To make me your PA
It’s time for your plan B
I’m going away
Track Name: I Want To Start All Over Again
I want to start
all over again
I want to start
all over again

all over again
all over again
all over again
agaaaaain

I want to start
all over again
I want to start
all over again

all over again
all over again
all over again
agaaaaain

Back to square one
I have lost
You have won
The damage cannot be undone
Let’s remember how we began

I want to start
all over again
I want to start
all over again

all over again
all over again
all over again
agaaaaain
Track Name: Princess Upset (Not A Happysong)
The bed is made
A colourful spread
The princess weeps
Upset Upset

The hill is flat
The sea is dry
Birds are dead
Upset Upset

The army is gone
The loser has won
This is not
A Happysong

Roads are empty
Lives misled
Signs are red
Upset Upset
Track Name: One More Song
I need one more song
A waltz or a sing-a-long
It can’t go wrong
Just one more song

I need one more song
Punk or a sing-a-long
It can’t go wrong
With one more song
Track Name: I'm Still Around
Drums to the left
Keyboard to the right
Bass in the middle
Dark, not bright
Guitar in the back
Digital track
Vocals in the front
With some feedback

I’m still around
Tightly homebound
I’m still around
Improving my sound

Waiting for something to happen
Waiting for something to happen