Here's Hoping Somebody Can Find a Way Outta Here

by Irie Idea

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released March 31, 2011

All songs published Good On Paper Publishing ASCAP

Recorded and mixed May-July 2010 in Philly @ Buddha Zen Studios (www.sssounds.com)
Mixed By Curtis Irie

Morgan Smith - drums, melodica, vocals, percussion
Curtis Irie - lead vocals, guitar, bass sound, harmonica, melodica, percussion
Jason Jefferies - co-producer, engineer, our hero
Tom May (The Menzingers) - harmony & backing vocals on Track 8 & 10

Mastered in Portland by Sam Densmore @ Mastan Music (www.mastanmusic.com)

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Track Name: Dub March
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Dub March

(Instrumental)

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Track Name: Mr. Intent
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Mister Intent

Sit upon your pedestal
Mister intentional
Killer of the free will
Ah, the blood you will spill
Just to keep us hypnotized
Pacified by your lies

Eh don't it feel like
Midnight in Tunisia in the air

As i feel like breaking down every
Wall that surrounds these
Boundaries are meant
To keep you complacent in babylon

If history repeats itself
Please start it over again

Cause in this tragic comedy
I'm afraid i'm the antagonist

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Track Name: Regarded
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Regarded

Playing away the roles avoiding senseless goals
Of money and power, the corporate machine
Can never devour the soul
Of an optimistic individual

Tone deaf to the sounds of the bells and whistles
Burn down the factory now it's official

Regarded as a criminal
But living this lifestyle
It's all that i know

All types of arrangements
Constantly changing
Grandfather time keep no rhyme
Just the rhythm of the pendulum always in motion
You're a reel to reel with no digital notion

Essential potential lies between their lines defined.
Break down the wall.
Collect all you can find.

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Track Name: Sally
Sally

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Sarah said she'd had enough of living the life
Without the one she loved
Packed her stuff then threw it all away
Oh, she left town on that..

She believed where she was going
She would never need any of it
Not half incorrect, oh i suspect
It'll never quite be clear

Drop your inhibitions
Listen what you hear
Help me understand now Sally
Speak freely without fear

I'm taking my time, memories seem like dreams
Learning to relax while questioning everything
My willing is able, my mind far from stable
At times frustration's known to get the worst of me

But my intent is right
And i would feel just fine
If someone would be so kind to flip that vinyl

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Track Name: Occupational Purgatory
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Occupational Purgatory

Yeah the news headlines
Flash across the television
Whiskey hits my belly
Now i got double vision

Cause it's a black and white world
Except the spectrum of colors
Yeah we're all thrashing in the water
We can't swim when our hands are tied

Rockin' in your chair
Is this how you thought it would be?
Cause your suburban paradise looks like
A graveyard to me

It's like occupational purgatory
No opportunities or worries
Why should we care when america
Falls down around us?

Corporation cloud has a silver lining
It tears at the seams
Crying tears at an effigy
Of an american dream

Vice chairman and CEO see
Dollar signs instead of people
Beaten into submission
Corrupt as a politician

Attempt to leave your mark
But how long can it stay?
Somebody must have spiked my drink
When i wasn't looking
They tell me..

Wake the town and tell the people
An evil symphony adorns these horizons
Wake the town and tell the people
An evil symphony adorns..

I'm distracted by a circus of politics
Mesmerized by a crystal screen
Infatuated with money
Yeah, i'm obsessed with the finest of things

I'm distracted by a circus of politics
Mesmerized by a crystal screen
Infatuated with money..
Stuck in occupational purgatory

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Track Name: Sidewalk Tango
Sidewalk Tango

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Grief is only temporary
Relief lies in the mortuary
Popular belief become quite contrary
Press on, press on
Results may vary

Sidewalk tango, awkwardly dance slow
Move from side to side
Heart beats late, your rhythm recalculates
And you just walk on by..

Crazed by radio, radio plays
Warfare all over the airwaves
Music formulaic marketing strategy: chicanery
Frolic in the frat party: billboard top 40

Sidewalk tango, awkwardly dance slow
Move from side to side
Heart beats late, your rhythm recalculates
And you just walk on by..

Sidewalk tango, sway to and fro
Loose and find your mind
Streets are littered with your cold and your bitter
And i ain't got no place to hide..

Suffers sing their songs all night and day
Just to sleep and keep the blues at bay
Bomb goes off there's bound to be some dismay
Got everybody screaming
"There's got to be a better way"

Sidewalk tango, awkwardly dance slow
Move from side to side
Streets are littered with your cold and your bitter
And i ain't got no place to hide..

Sidewalk tango, sway to and fro
Loose and find your mind
Heart beats late, your rhythm recalculates
And you just walk on by..

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Track Name: If Found, Please Burn
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If Found, Please Burn

It's to you i send my love
Carry on
Here's to you my friend
One of the lonely ones

Darkness can bend your soul
Shadows fall all around
The devil he may take control
But he will be knocked down

It's to you i send my love
Carry on
Here's to you my friend
One of the lonely ones

Crime he is on a role
Robbing and looting town
Time she will take her toll
But we won't be shot down

It's to you i send my love
Carry on
Here's to you my friend
One of the lonely ones

So it's to you i'll send my love
Carry On
Here's to you my friends!

Carry on
Lonely ones..

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Track Name: Apathy Bath
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Apathy Bath

How much can you change
When you're staring out the same window
Faces all look familiar
But their names all escape you

Bathing in apathy
Burning out with self-loathing
Maybe this drink
Can get your through the night

Billions have it worse
But your problems they're all special
Probably just the first
To feel inconsequential

Bathing in apathy
Burning out, yes, you're drying out
With self-loathing

And this world
Is so cruel
And that girl
She don't want you

Maybe this drink
Can get you through the night
And maybe that drink
Can get you through the night

Gunshot the rhythm
When it hits you feel no pain
Stumbling, staggering
Tomorrow's always the same, well

Something's gotta give
Gonna give to get something back
Caught up in a net of
Guilt and resentment

Your head's on fire
Got your fingers on that trigger
Holding down your breath
While thoughts of her still linger
On & on & on

Repetition no action
Repetition no education

Bathing in apathy
Burning out, yes, you're drying out
With self-loathing

Maybe this drink
Can get you through the night
And maybe that drink
Can get you through the night
And maybe this drink
Can get us through the night..

No..

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Track Name: Complaining In Harmony
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Comlaining In Harmony

Let's start with a new page
And a Pollack of ideas
Our mistold histories we're only
Decoding every story
Conclusions that we find
We'll pass around in our time
Forever blowing bubbles in a smoke screen
Of democracy

And is it necessary to pick the bone clean?
Parasitic tendency to devour more than we need
Well if it's alright with you we'd rather stay indoors
Than to be caught in the rain
Fighting your 'undisclosed war'

Quejarse En Harmony
It's so fuckin on when you're feeling something wrong
You put your fist in the air and you sing along

Debriefed on a need-to-know basis
Drinking from a well, weren't you promised an oasis?
Whoa, complaining in harmony

Many people fear that this war can't be won
So I sing for the optimist in everyone

Quejarse En Harmony
It's so fuckin on when you're feeling nothing wrong
You put your fist in the air and you scream along

It's all about the under toe the natural
Charm of our moon
Waves at our back
They're ready to crash

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Track Name: Saturday
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Saturday

I got a bottle full
Of truth and lies
I got a glass full of excuses
Reasons why

You see i'm going out today
And i won't be back till Saturday
Save my bitter regret
For a latter day

Hey gimme two shots of pity one for me
And one for this city
Here's to the street
Sweet jungle of concrete

Count each brick in the wall
These buildings are so tall
Silhouettes and cigarettes
Point me towards last call

I got a bottle full
Of truth and lies
I got a glass full of excuses
Reasons why

You see i'm going out today
And i won't be back till Saturday
Save my bitter regret
For a latter day

See i'm going out tonight
Dancing in artificial light
When morning come i'll humm the tune
Of last night

Yeah when morning come i'll humm the tune of last night

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