Sarcasm

by Matt Lebofsky

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1.
Pouring rain, it came splashing down Soaking deep into my soul Another year it's getting clear I have to face she won't be here When I tell the world my story Pouring rain, it comes crashing down When I search into my heart There's more to share, look everywhere And yet it seems that no one cares Never's not as good as late Good things come to those who wait I'll myself these words again But I still have one question: when? I've been here way too long And I am lonely.. Now I can tell the world my story: Pouring rain, it came crashing down But the sun came out today The steam did rise before my eyes I had no hope but then surprise! The lesson learned: one must beware Or become blinded with despair Everybody has a clue Of someone who will say "me, too." And if you don't you're dead Or you are lonely So lonely Pouring rain.. Pouring rain..
2.
Scientist: lab book, pencil, beakers Scratching his head he toils all night Searching for clues and perfect answers Let's take a close look at his plight There's a place in this universe where nothing happens Well there's got to be one or else we'd all explode But I can't find the minus sign or even division It all grows - it grows and it grows and it grows Everything seems to expand then reach a conclusion But there's infinite space just beyond the end You don't need a telescope, or microscope, just glasses We human can only handle so much, yet we pretend.. The number of thoughts The number of days The number of sounds The number of ghosts The number of graves The number of things The number of things The number of things...
3.
Windows 3.1 02:33
Was he a savior? His intentions good? Why is he worth more than Hollywood? His concepts were simple, his ideas were used I get this ill feeling the world was abused By windows Nothing will work without windows They're much better ways yet still everyone pays For these windows The software is shitty and it doesn't come cheap But it looks cool on your old scrap heap So what if he rid us of cryptic commands? I can't applaud there's a mouse in my hand Fuck windows We were just fine without windows It's soft on the eyes It's a crock in disguise titled "windows" The trick is the upgrades, they make us look dumb When we buy version 800.1 What we got on our planet is another Trump While he scores his billions we all want to jump Out of windows The world can't go on without windows Advance is aborted 'cuz all is supported by windows How do you quit out of windows Through the Gates pour the mobs Because there are stopped Jobs Close your windows...
4.
Recognized 03:30
After six months I finally said enough There's no way I'll be your diamond in the rough I pushed some buttons - I gave it a chance Waste of time - why'd I dwell so much upon it? I still have that card with your name on it Getting called out on my lucky break Nervous now that I only get one mistake And once I blow that I'm tossed out the door Risked my soul so I could get that extra life Worthless goal, stupid prayer uttered every night: Recognized Recognized Let me be recognized... I'm nothing but that pain in your chest Hired on to be your scapegoat at best I did what you asked but earned no reward Yeah I'm glad the party has abandoned me But in my mind I'm loved and I will always be Recognized Recognized Not some second prize I am recognized...
5.
Oh! Sucker time is here My most favorite time of year Line right up and face your punishment Oh! There is no excuse Not to take abuse I will rip your earlobes off And gouge your eyes out with a spoon And wedge inside your rectum a bassoon I will make you listen to a Kenny G. or Yanni tune And maybe you'll be happy Oh! Sucker time is now And all torture is allowed Let me calibrate my instruments Which make you less than whole Dig into your soul I will make you eat twelve hot dogs Then run ten miles around this track I will pull your heart out through your back Then I'll whisper "all is well" As everything around turns black And maybe you'll be happy
6.
Some girl called from a pay phone And she knew your first name I thought we had an understanding But now it's clear the days are almost done When I play with your gun I'm joking I'm sorry I love you The uniform is so distracting It cries out, "I will dominate!" And I admit I like the nightstick But it's so hard to get off with the same hand That beats another man I'm sorry I love you I promise...
7.
Florida 03:02
Oh I like my winters frozen Yes I live for New York snow But even I can't bear to stay for three months in a row I'll hope on some airliner And cruise south for a week Because in January some thaw is what I seek A bathing suit, a winter coat It's all the same to me It doesn't matter what I wear because the weather is free A few days in the sunshine Beside the salty breeze Then I can spend another year in the northern frosty freeze A bathing suit, a winter coat It's all the same to me It doesn't matter what I wear because the weather is free A winter coat, a bathing suit Yes I would pay the price To spend my days in Florida and spend my nights on ice
8.
I talk to people all the time I talk to people all the time The words they make no sense But this experience Just proves to me I have the spine I lie to people all the time I lie to people all the time I'll never feel the guilt For all the blood I spilt Your broken heart ain't worth a dime I'm using people all the time Abusing people all the time So let's just cut the bull My ass is beautiful One little shake and you are mine
9.
Mine 04:02
After all this time - diamonds shimmer in the mine Just beyond the fence - weak and withered wire defense The creature has a clue Demonstrates the means to enter Knowing what to do Artless dusty wall - health forsaken says it all Poring over specs - and frat boy dreams of ad execs The person with no plan Fabricates their own lame jargon To force the upper hand But there's no light down here No way to make out fake expressions So.. it's all too clear The hermit has no home Lost within a maze of dwellings Too close to be alone Where else could they reside? Since there is no place left up here to hide...
10.
Under these weighted wings I'll fly Because I know you will be there When I arrive in port on time Gravity pulls me so far down But then the wind will catch me Under these weighted wings I'll fly I'm stuck up here Where the air is thin, low on oxygen It's so damn cold and my arms are aching me She's down there where The wind is warm through her jet black hair Under these weighted wings I'll fly Because I know you will be there When I arrive in port on time Gravity pulls me so far down But then the wind will catch me Lord knows you can't say I don't try I'm coming down Turn on the beacon lights And give me good, hard ground, 'cuz Under these weighted wings I'll fly Because I know you will be there When I arrive in port on time Gravity pulls me so far down But then the wind will catch me Lord knows you can't say I don't try Under these weighted wings I'll fly Because I know you will be there When I arrive in port on time Time.. Time.. Time.. On time...
11.
What did my world become That I wish you were dumb And I have to get up to adjust your feed But tonight I'll go too far Without bicycle nor car Yet another want perverts into a need But I'm only having fun I'm only having fun Don't bother learning lines Since I'm here to kill some time By defintion this is all reality It's all bogus from the start I hope this doesn't hurt your heart The excuse that I give so I can get off scott free Is that I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun I'm only having fun
12.
There's no hope, but there's time Let's meet up after nine I have no strong foundation But at least I have my friends There's no determination But at least I have my friends Open up and let's go shop Feelings high until I drop I have no dreams of glory But at least I have my friends There's no rich background story But at least I have my friends At least I have my friends - At least I have my friends At least I have my friends - At least I have my friends At least I have my friends - At least I have my friends At least I have my friends - At least I have my friends

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released February 4, 2021

All music/words by Matt Lebofsky

All parts performed by Matt (drums, fretted and fretless basses, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, shaker, tambourine, triangle, congas, metal junk, voices, and then all manner of MIDI icing)

Drums (on all tunes except 6 and 11) and hammond organ (on 12) recorded by Jai Young Kim at Feast or Famine Studio on April 29, 2018

Everything else recorded and mixed in Laszlo's Basement by Matt at random times between that session and right now

Notes:

* I swear to god "Windows 3.1" was completely written in 1993. There is a petty backstory why I hated Windows so much, even before Windows 95 was a thing. Of course on hindsight BG isn't even remotely as bad as DT. Anyway, I always liked this song but was (like always) too slow to record it back in the day, and it ended up somewhat dated within a few years. Now the words are so ridiculously antiquated it's... charming..?

* In fact these are all old songs (conceived of mostly in the 1990's, with some (namely 2, 5, 8, and 12) in the early 2000's). Actually now that I think about it the music for "Florida" was composed in 1989, but who cares. Bottom line it's all really old stuff. I mean jeez I mention pay phones in one tune.

* A different version of "I'm Only Having Fun" was put out by a former solo project called "Fun" in 1996, then saw a brief rebirth as a Fuzzy Cousins song around 2008. Just in case it sounds familiar to, like, the one person out there who maybe would notice.

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I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, Monstrika, Secret Chiefs 3, miRthkon, MoeTar, Faun Fables, Research & Development, Fuxedos, Three Piece Combo, Fuzzy Cousins, Mumble & Peg. Herein you'll find my solo stuff and other oddities, pretty much entirely played/recorded by me unless noted otherwise. ... more

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