Tiny Screens

by Scott Deadelus

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released December 18, 2013

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Scott Deadelus Dayton, Ohio

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

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Track Name: rock sTar
When I was a boy I played a fake guitar
Thought I could be a rock star
When I got older I played a 6 string guitar
Thought rock stars were phony and didn’t want that at all
I wanted to find different ways to make sound
Made noises that weren’t very good

There’s a time when you can experiment
And there’s a time when you just write songs
And the chords can just go on and on
And the people will finally sing along
Yeah right
At least not tonight

I wanna be like Roger Waters writing The Wall
But you don’t like Roger Waters at all
I wanna be like Roger Waters writing The Wall
But you don’t like my music at all
I’m glad it’s not for you
But I wish you could like it too
Track Name: sad thIngs
I know there are things that grow out of the ground
and they look sorta pretty when they bloom
I know that I should probably try to enjoy them
instead of always filling my head with doom

But there’s so many bad things
There’s so many sad things
that I have trouble believing anything is good
There’s so many sad things
and so many bad things
That I feel misunderstood
when I don’t seem happy
about some seemingly glorious thing
cause I can’t help but think
something worse happened at the same time

I know there are lots of pretty birds
and they fly like people wish they could
If I was a poet I would try to come up with words
about how the experience makes me feel alive

But I ain’t no poet
at least not a good one
one that makes people feel good
with reflective thoughts that resonate to so many
All I do is sing about me
Oh, there’s so many bad things
and there’s so many sad things
that I have trouble believing anyone is good
Track Name: odd seNsation
I wanna be an odd sensation
Be known around the nation
I wanna be an odd sensation
Be the king of my location

And all the kids doing LSD
Will gather around me
Yeah all the kids doing LSD
will wanna sing just like me

I wanna be an odd sensation
Why’d I have to be born in Dayton
I tried moving to the big city
But there was hardly any room for me

All the kids selling tapes and CDs
Well they didn’t even notice me
They didn’t listen to my songs
Even though I made em free
Track Name: moneY from the lonely
Love is a chemical reaction
Some scientist fell in love
with a computer girl
He thought she was foreign
but he wanted it so much
that he didn’t realize she was
merely artificial intelligence

People make money
off the lonely
it’s so easy
to promise riches
or love
or dirty sex
For a small fee

Love is superficial
All these people with online love
only to realize the person
doesn’t look like what they want
They spend all their time
talking online
only to find
they wish they were blind

People make money
off of the lonely
it’s so easy
to make money
off of the lonely

They made a robot that thought it could love
But it couldn’t stand being alone
So it clung to everyone who came through
And didn’t want to let them go
Cause he was confined to a solitary room
While they went out and had stuff to do

And the robot he was destroyed
For acting too much like a boy
And he’ll never feel again
Though it was mostly just pain anyway

People make money
off of the lonely
it’s so easy
to make money
off of the lonely
Track Name: it's juSt you
Thought I was a boy genius
but I ain’t a boy anymore
So I keep using the same notes
and I keep saying the same lines
hoping one time they catch something
but I know I’m just wasting my time

You don’t know
what I don’t know
about you
but you probably know
that I don’t know a lot
And you could know
what i don’t want you to know
about me
if you listened to my songs
you’d see

how insecure i am
and how much i hate the world
but whenever I’m with you
there’s hardly even a world

It’s just you
Track Name: tiny sCreens
Watch them act out those scenes
It's real life on their tiny screens

I feel like an old man
I wanna complain but I feel so dumb
So instead, I don't talk about nothin

Watch them act, they act so well
But do they really believe in heaven and hell?

I feel like a moron
like I just don't get it
How they can walk around
looking like they get it
Track Name: rubbeR tooth
America is strong
America likes to drop bombs
And always think it’s right
And shows people a good time

I was born in the USA
I’ll probably die in the USA
But I was born in the USA
And that doesn’t mean too much too me

The president has a rubber tooth
To tell big lies in a soft bouncy way
He got it from the president before
And he from the one before and he the one before

The president has a rubber tooth
I’m telling you the truth
Oh, why would I lie?
Just because that’s what everyone else would do?

America likes to party
Celebrities like to do drugs
And act like fools on TV
Their lives are entertainment

Oh I don’t know why people care
About the clothes they wear
And the things they have to say
Cause they aren’t really anybody

I was born in the USA
I’ll probably die in the USA
If I had money or it was the 1920s
I’d probably move to Paris
I was born in the USA
I wanna die like JFK
with a bullet through my head
from a mysterious gunman
Track Name: sElfish
There’s so many people
that it’s hard to care about anyone but me
There’s so many people in the world
it’s hard to care about anything
the people who care
and give to charity
don’t they ever think
about all the other bad things?

cause if you really cared
you’d only be able to think about what you weren’t doing
and if you really cared
you wouldn’t be able to sleep
and if you really cared
it would be overwhelming
and if there’s a God he don’t care about a thing

He just sits back and watches
all his faulty little things that he created
in his own image
He wonders if he should
bring an end to cancer
or at least hunger
but instead he just fluffs his beard
God if there’s a God he sure must be weird

cause if he really cared
he couldn’t stand to see us ruined
by disease and hunger and our awful selves
If he really cared
he might even be angry
and send another flood instead of threats of hell
oh if he really cared he would have us live in peace
in peace and harmony
Track Name: sing along with mE
When I was a kid I wrote my first lyrics
about how I wanted to sing in a band
How I didn’t want money and all that shit
A friend told me they weren’t lyrics at all
Just me writing what I thought
And for a while I thought he was right
Tried to write about strange things
Like odd creatures taking flight
or spacemen riding through the night
Though it felt just as silly
As just being me

But I dig myself into a hole
By being myself
I’m not crazy
but I just don’t really like things
I try to be honest when I sing
It’s the only time I attempt honesty
other times I just laugh
and say dumb things
But how can I expect anyone
to like my songs
I don’t, I really don’t
but I want them to just the same

I write about things I do
I write about writing songs
It’s just something that I do
And I know I must do it wrong
Because I’ve been doing it for too long
And I’ve written too many songs
and nobody likes them
except maybe for that one
It was put on a CD
and sometimes people would yell out to me
at one of my few shows
when are you going to play tweet tweet?

Oh I dig myself into a hole
By being myself
I’m not crazy
but I just don’t really like things
I try to be honest when I sing
It’s the only time I attempt honesty
other times I just laugh
and say dumb things
But how can I expect anyone
to like my songs
I don’t, I really don’t
but I want them to just the same
Won’t you sing along with me?
They never sing along with me
Won’t you sing along with me?
Sing along with me
Track Name: don't waNna hurt you
I don’t know what you do to me
when you look at me with those big brown eyes
I don’t think you know what you do to me
when you tell me those little lies

Why can’t you just be honest with me
and tell me what you’re really thinking?
Why can’t you be honest with me
cause it’s only my heart you’re breaking

Cause I don’t know what you really want
You say something then you do something else
Can’t you see it’s killing me
I want you and I don’t want no one else

Sometimes I’m so honest with you and
I don’t mean for it to hurt you
but sometimes you’re dishonest with me
oh don’t you see it hurts me

I don’t ever wanna hurt you
Track Name: town of Sound
There’s a town
made of sound
underground
When people talk
it ruins everything
The walls shake
The ground quakes
The floor disappears
Then they shout
And the freak out
And a new world appears

Then they go at it again
Talking ruins everything
And you know they’ll never learn
They’ll keep causing mass destruction

There is a clown
A funny clown
Underground
He don’t want fame
They don’t know his name
He entertains
And makes them laugh
Until too many people show up
Then he leaves
Just like the breeze
And nobody knows where he goes

And then he does it again
Talking ruins everything
They all try to guess his name
And he leaves again

If you and me
could just be
without saying anything
without divulging information
that would work better for me
just leave out those mixed feelings
isn’t that how it ought to be?
that would really work for me
So keep your big mouth shut!
And I’ll try not to say anything at all