Palindrome Pop

by Scott Deadelus

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released August 1, 2009

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Scott Deadelus Dayton, Ohio

Making music under the guidance of Dr. Clank since 2004.

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Track Name: I Traded My Friends
I traded my things for a tape machine
cause a tape machine will never fail me
I traded my friends for a tape machine
cause a tape machine will never leave me
Track Name: Zappa Dreams
Songs only come in the early morning
Zappa dreams and global warming
I trip through the day and waste my thoughts at night
My borrowed gags and my useless insights

I used to have vision
I used to see just right
I used to know what word
to rhyme with night
But now I question myself
And I fear for my health
And paranoia's not just a theme anymore
It's all around me

You'd probably think I'm boring
but this whole place has got me snoring
I sip through the day and I drink at night
My useless dreams and my failing sight

I used to have vision
I used to see just right
I used to know what word
to rhyme with night
But now I question myself
and I fear for my health
And paranoia's not just a theme anymore
It's all around me
Track Name: Shark Attack
It feels just like the summer of 2069
It feels like summer time
It's time for that summer fashion
the girls wear sunglasses too big for their face
It feels like the end of the human race

Shark attack
Main event
Billboard
Top 20 amazement

It feels just like the summer of 2079
It really does this time
It's time for that summer fashion
Leather and spikes don't go good with water
Anarchy is making summer hotter

Shark attack
Main event
Billboard
Top 20 amazement

It feels just like the summer of 2089
It feels like it's not mine
It's time for that summer fashion
Hair product and makeup running down your face
It feels like I'm out of place

Shark attack
Main event
Billboard
Top 20 amazement

It feels just like the summer of 2099
It feels like I've been here before
It's time for that summer fashion
The kids don't know what to wear in the rain
They try to be different but they all look the same

Shark attack
Main event
Billboard
Top 20 amazement
Track Name: No Heaven
Hey John Lennon
Imagine that there is no heaven
Is it all pretend?
Or am I talking right to you?

Hey John Lennon
Six plus one is seven
The number of the God
Does he get along with you?

Hey John Lennon
If there ain't no heaven
what did all those hit songs
ever do for you?

Hey John Lennon
Answer these thoughts to heaven
Did imagining no heaven
ever frighten you?

Cause it frightens me like I can't explain
It's easy if you try but it's hard to forget
And there are plenty of things I could've done
that I can no longer do
And I find it hard to be me entire
when the world is always on fire
You may say I'm a disbeliever
But I'm not the only one
I'm never gonna see the day when the world is one
Track Name: Ophelia
My brain said "no" but your body said "yes"
What should I do I've got a feeling for you
but I guess I guess
Your mouth said "no" but your eyes said "yes"
I wish your head would listen to those legs
and just say "yes"
Why don't you just say "yes"?

I know people gotta move around in the city
When all I want to do is think of country matters
I guess I just wasn't made for the city
I guess it doesn't really matter

My thoughts go wild when I see you smile
I get all these feelings like I don't know what to do
I guess I'm just lonely
I guess it's just lonely

But my brain is in pain
It feels like my heart
But I know that it starts
right in my brain

Ophelia
don't you know what you mean to me?
Track Name: Get Out Yer Blues
I'm the rock and roller
that you can take home to mother
Don't have to take me undercover
when we go to meet your mother

Cause I'm not all those nasty things
that maybe I'm supposed to be
I'm not all those nasty things
Sorry to disappoint you

I'm a Bethoven roller over
so tell Tchaikovsky the news
I'm a Bethoven roller over
so you better get out yer blues
Track Name: High School
I can't think straight
my school work's down the drain
just like David Bowie
I'm in high school again
I see you in the hallway
kissing your boyfriend
Wish I could be him
but I'm much too nervous

After school I pick up my guitar
and play it with my best friend
He's playing drums again
just me and him
except when he's in detention
I never get into trouble
Maybe I should get into trouble

Don't you know dear
that I'm right here?
And I'd do anything
to get you right here
But I don't do anything
but play guitar with my best friend
And listen to CDs
alone in my room again

After that I pick up my guitar
and play it in my room again
I'm writing hip tunes
but nobody will listen
And I try to be Frank Black
every now and then
cause he's my favorite
Track Name: Headache
I've got you on my brain it's a little sore
Feels like it'll rain like it's done before

On other days when I get headaches
On other days like today

Do you think there's a change over time?
Or does it just add up to a whine?
Can you see the patterns in the sky
before they slowly drift by?

I wrote this song a dozen times before
and it feels the same it doesn't feel like more

Than the last time that I used that rhyme
More than the last time

Do you think there's a change over time?
Or does it just add up to a whine?
Can you see the patterns in the sky
before they slowly drift by?
Track Name: Bright
They say they're gonna be big stars bright
But I say, yeah, yeah right
Track Name: Dumb Angel
Why do people want to fly
when there's nothing in the sky
but droplets of water and blue?
It doesn't seem like much to do
They all want to fly
Tell me where will they fly to?

Dumb angel
Track Name: Apple Worm
You know you used to walk on water
but now you just watch the Jesus fish show
Yeah you used to walk on water
back before you had a place to go

And it spins like it's always spun
Making day and night with the moon
Its sunny days and its rainy afternoons

And the world goes on its lonely way
Wondering why it can never turn
Anywhere but where it's always gone
in perfect rotation around the sun

It's palindrome pop
You tried it once and now you can't stop
Pop palindrome pop
It's palindrome pop
You tried it once and now you can't stop

So the apple worm can have a tasty treat
The apple worm on the apple tree
Track Name: Anarchy In The USA
Only little shits can dye their hair pink and get away with it
Only little shits can be punk and rebel against their parents
Only little shits can afford to not work
Only shits can be anarchists

Well they don't know what they want
and they don't know how to get it
They're gonna destroy. Oh boy
Somebody better call their parents
And tell them they better quit it
Track Name: Only Fools
I wish I was a fool
so I could fall in love
I wish I was a fool
so I could fall in love

I wish I was Dali
so I could be drugs
I wish I was Salvador Dali
so I could be drugs
Track Name: Electronic Bee
I wanted to be an electronic bee
I wanted to buzz
but that's not enough
I don't know what it is to be old
I still feel like a kid
but everyone I know grew big
And I woke up one day
in the driver's seat
and I said, dad what's happening to me?

What's happening to me?

I wanted to go but I stayed for the whole show
and I felt sick
Sick to my stomach
Cause it didn't do anything for me
It used to do something for me
But they are humans up on the stage

And I wanna be a God
Track Name: Good Time
I saw the kids knock Jesus Christ
and they thought they were wise
But they didn't find reason
They found a chemical solution

They had a good time
Track Name: Is That Really How The World Is?
I'm surrounded by potheads
but it isn't anything
I'm surrounded by alcoholics
but it isn't anything

No peace
No love
No ambition
Just drugs
and sex
and ammunition
Is that really how the world is?

Planes and trains are blowing up
and they say they've got the answer
But if peace and love could blow things up
would things be any better?

As long as the world turns
Someone's gonna wanna watch it burn
Is that really how the world is?
Track Name: Pictures
There's people taking pictures
every second of the day
Uploading their pictures
online everyday

But what will it get them when they're gone?
All of their pictures reminding no one
of the times they used to have
Is life really that bad?

There's people carrying cameras
everywhere they go
Carrying their cameras
like they need them to remember

But what will it get them when they're gone?
Instead of ending up in an album
or a pawn shop
They will be deleted
Track Name: I Want The Kind Of Life
I want the kind of life
where people see me on the street
And they often ask me
if I'm really who I am

I want the kind of life
where people see me on TV
And they recognize me
And they either admire me
or they despise me

But it's a long way to fame

I was only fifteen
and I wanted a show
I knew everyone would go
And they said
how about a Tuesday or Wednesday?
But I wanted Saturday

I knew it wouldn't be long
before the producers would come
give me a record deal
They'd wanna know
where I was from
They'd wanna know
I'd say Dayton Ohio
Cause they'd wanna know

But it's a long way to fame
Track Name: The Canonization
I could try to trick you with my wit
Say even the heavens aren't fit for our love
But instead I just sit
cause I can't lie about that stuff
I could tell you you're my reason to live
that I'll never take and always give
But instead I just sit
because I can't tell a lie

I could say we will live forever
but we die just the same
as all the priests, the soldiers, and the politicians
in their ashes, their pyres, and on their missions
And the fires grow and they can't stop it
And nobody knows who started it
They're dying
Their funeral pyres are burning

They don't try
and the fire gets bigger
They don't try
and the bombs get bigger
They don't try
everything gets worse
They don't try
and they end up in a hearse

Like me and you
We're gonna die too
Track Name: Cloud
I want to be like them
They were important
I want to be like them
I want to be important
They did something
that was different
What they done
nobody did before

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If I was a cloud I would be tired
I'd be tired all the time

I want to be youthful
but I know I'll get old
Don't nobody like them
when they're old
How can I play like them
when I see what will happen?
Don't want to be like them now
Want to be like them then
Forever

If I was a fool I would be tired
I'd be tired all the time