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#01 - #03: Recorded for the SpinTunes challenge.
#04 - #10: Recorded during 50/90 2013.
#11 - #22: Recorded in 2010 with a Boss BR-600 Multitrack machine.

(robste at xs4all dot nl).

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released December 20, 2014

Written & Recorded by Rob From Amersfoort except By My Saviour Tonight lyrics by Pete Murphy.

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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: Countdown To Nothing
lying in my garden
looking at the sun
wondering about
if we're lost or if we've won

beyond our borders
poverty and wars
all we have are debts
and shiny new cars

countdown to nothing

crazy businessmen
running for president
a horseman of the apocalypse
ignorance is bliss

countdown to nothing

I see the signs and go inside
but there is no place to hide
Track Name: Screen Actors Are Failed Actors
Screen actors are failed actors
They drink and whore around
Left wing nutcases
Hollywood is a battleground

They use you and abuse you
Till they are fed up with you
You'll be a waitress the rest of your life
Listen to my advice

Screen actors are failed actors
They can't remember their lines
Always drunk and faking scenes
Nothing is what it seems

They use you and abuse you
Till they are fed up with you
You'll be a shopgirl the rest of your life
Listen to my advice

Please don't go to LA
Don't marry that actor
I'm your biggest fan
Better marry a decent man
Track Name: The First Time You Die (OST James Bond)
This is not a game
You play again and again
Actions have consequences
(cause and effect)

And when it’s too late
You close your eyes
Too late to cry
The first time you die

The first time you die
The first time you die
The first time you die

Death is the ultimate purpose of life
Everything will decay someday
Enjoy it while you can

The first time you die
The first time you die
The first time you die

The first time you die
The first time you die
The first time you die
Track Name: Dream House
when I was young
I build castles
made of little wooden blocks
but now I am older
I can't afford much
but in my dreams I'm rich

I'm gonna build me a house
build us a house
a beautiful house
a home sweet home

a butterfly garden
a balcony with lake view
a fireplace, a pool room
(anything more)
a cool swimming pool

I buy a brick
and a brick
and brick by brick

I'm gonna build me a house
build us a house
a beautiful house
a home sweet home

it will protect us
from the storm
it shields us
from the rain
it keeps us warm
in the winter
it even survives
a hurricane

I'm gonna build me a house
build us a house
a house in the sun
a home sweet home
I'm gonna build me a house
build us a house
a beautiful house
a home sweet home
Track Name: The Lady Eve
You need me like an axe needs a turkey
Again and again
Again and again
You need me like a snake needs an apple
Again and again
Again and again

You’re my destruction
You're my downfall
You’re the reason I wanna live

Like Napoleon and Josephine
Again and again
Again and again

You’re the lady Eve
I’m a clumsy Adam
Without me you cannot be

You’re my destruction
You're my downfall
You’re the reason I wanna live

You need me like an axe needs a turkey
Again and again
Again and again
Like Clinton and Monica
Again and again
Again and again
Track Name: Birthday
friends are gathering
eating the cake
balloons filled with air
everybody's awake

the sun is shining
rain is away
for one day a year
life ain't so grey
Track Name: Do Something About It
Finish what you started
Take what you can get
You reap what you sow
Life is one big show

Bring some joy to the neighborhood
Don’t act like a 2 year old
You will get what is coming to you
Trust your life to unfold

Stop wining do not quit
You're no half-wit misfit
Stop wining, be a hit
Do something about it!

Don’t ever limit yourself
Grab your potential from the shelf
Don't wait too long to act
Be a player or get wacked

Stop wining do not quit
You're no half-wit misfit
Stop wining, be a hit
Do something about it!

You can’t have joy without pain
you can’t have love without grieve
Be sure to choose the right train
The destination is important indeed
Track Name: Be My Saviour Tonight
lyrics by Pete Murphy

I watch the silhouettes grow longer
I've always been afraid of the dark
I've been standing so long by this shallow water
Waiting for an ocean to form

I can't breathe when you're not close to me
I can't see when you turn off the light
Come be my saviour tonight

I feel my innocence get colder
I've always been afraid of the light
I've been pounding on the door so long, my fingers are broken
And you wonder why I've been so uptight

I can't breathe when you're not close to me
I can't see when you turn off the light
I can't feed without your energy
Come be my saviour tonight
Track Name: You Cannot Be Who You Are Not
it's always the same song
sung by the same people
their act is useless and wrong

intentions attentions
pretensions apprehensions
convention is just another word for detention

what you leave behind
you claim too late
lost baggage
makes you loose weight

you cannot be who you are not

nobody said you would live forever
nice people do not always get better
Track Name: The World Does Not Revolve Around You
You see what you want to see
Who made you the queen bee

Believe it or not
The world does not
Revolve around you

We are here to serve you
Majesty tells us what to do

You see what you want to see
When you’re thinking me me me me me

You’re mean
Track Name: (anti) TV-Song
You don’t have to watch TV
To have an opinion
To hear good music
To understand politics
To hear the news

It’s meaningless
Degrading
Dumbing down
Home invading

Our view of the world
Is mutilated
Shallow entertainment
God knows who made it
Track Name: π
3 is a crowd
1 a lonely number
4 is a double date
1 is not loosing
5 is a column
9 John’s favourite number
2 is company
6 is 9 turn around

Oh pi

Calculate the perimeter
Of a circle
Or the area
Of a sphere
I don’t know its origin
Or its creator
Infinite decimals
They are here

Oh pi
Track Name: Time Won't Wait
Time is of the essence
Time won’t wait
You’re easily distracted
You’re always late

Time is of the essence
Time won’t wait
You’re easily distracted
You can’t concentrate

You better keep you’re priorities straight
The clock is ticking
Life won’t wait

Time is of the essence
Time won’t wait
Realise you’re potential
Before it’s too late
Track Name: Feed The Cat
When I get up
Feed the cat
When I come home
Feed the cat

She’s waiting for me
Hungry and lonely
Her wining is
Driving me mad
Track Name: Public Transportation I
Public transportation is so easy today
Just take the bus or the subway

Walking on the pavement
Nobody I know
Just strangers
I feel alone

Round heads
Many eyes
Moving legs
Fat behinds
Track Name: Traffic Jam
Speed is nowhere to be found
Everyday another round
Counting potholes is not my style
I need coffee for a while

Traffic Jam
(oe oe)
(datadatadata)

They tell me my car is a joke
The engine erupts in smoke
The police grant me a fine
They sure need their moment to shine

I am sick of jamming in the morning
Standing still without a warning

What about public transportation?
It's a mess!
What about public transportation?
It's causing stress!
(The highway is like a parking lot)

I am sick of losing time
To step on the gas is not a crime
Track Name: Public Transportation II
Public transportation is so easy today
Just take the bus or the subway

Walking on the pavement
Nobody I know
Just strangers
I feel alone
Track Name: Don't Waste Your Time
If you can’t live together, you’ll die alone
That is something can’t postpone

Don't Waste Your Time
Don't Waste Your Time

It’s always later than you think
Life is over in a blink

Don’t waste your potential
And try to be gentle
Track Name: voicemail
You can call me later
Or you can’t call me back
Anyway
I don’t give a heck
Track Name: End Song
Do you feel better now
Are you satisfied
No more things
To hide inside

Find a reason
For your existence
Go, with what you’ve got
Unlock your potential
You really can do a lot

One thing, leads to another
Enjoy it, while you can

Accept your limitations
Accept your limitations