Argument Clinic

by The Insufferables

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Twelve mighty songs about love, politics and fine dining.

The Insufferables are:
Keith McNamara
Gene Michal
Carolyn Crampton
Ram Fenster
Kevin Anderson

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released July 31, 2018

Produced by Beau Sorenson at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. Mastered by Matthew J. Barnhart of Chicago Mastering.

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The Insufferables San Francisco, California

The Insufferables, formed in 2009, create short, melodic songs about love, politics and fine dining.
The newest release is 'Argument Clinic' produced by Beau Sorenson at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco.

Lead singer Keith lends his distinctive voice to lyrics floating on the mix of Gene's jangling guitars, Carolyn's punk thrashing around, Ram's bass, Kevin's drums and rich backing vocals.
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Track Name: F.B.I.
FBI

When I’m in the cafe
Are you sitting across from me?
Am I under suspicion?
Are you sworn to secrecy?

Yesterday I bought some pot
And there’s nothing wrong with me
I did not report all my tips
But you know that al-rea-dy

Chorus
Hey Secret agent watching everything I do
It’s nice to know someone’s reading all those tweets.
hey secret agent, watching everything I do
hey secret agent, can you tell me what to do?

Should I leave my current job
And look for something new?
Does my boyfriend really like me,
Is there someone new?

When I move the cursor,
I feel you by my side.
When I leave my home
Do you slip inside?

Bridge
Can I really trust you?
Do I have a choice?
Do you control it all now?
Do the people still have a voice?

Do you know my passwords?
Are they strong enough?
Have you seen my photos?
Am I sharing way too much?

Have you seen my band play?
Are you hear tonight?
Did you get a recording?
Does it sound alright?
Track Name: I Saw You
I met you at Grove and Hyde
You passed by, in the tide
You stumbled and grabbed my arm
Laughing, you smiled wide

I saw you / I saw you
Who are you? / Are you real, you?

Chorus
Walking down the middle of Market Street,
Carrying a sign marching to the beat.

Verse2
You kinda ripped my sleeve off
I’m not at all peeved off
The way you clung onto me,
All I can say is Jeez

Who are you? / I saw you
Who are you? / Are you real, you?

Chorus 2
Walking down the middle of Market Street
Then, it happened, near Leavenworth Street

Never got your name
Myself to blame
How will I find you again?
Wish I knew your name.

Verse3
I turned to look at something
In that second you went missing
Swept away by the crowd
of thousands who were marching

Where are you? / I saw you
Who are you? / Are you real, you?

Chorus 2
Walking down the middle of Market Street
Wondering where it is next we’ll meet

Never got your name
Myself to blame
How will I find you again?
Wish I knew your name.
Track Name: Drunken Girlfriend
After you had a merlot or two
I wonder what’s come over
You seem like you really lose your mind.
My friends all say it’s ok
been there before myself
To get laid it’s better to forget.

Chorus
Perhaps the next time or two
you’ll be like someone I read about
A woman who won’t be insane.
But I shouldn’t hold my breath
things don’t change all that much
Maybe I’ll just go home and get stoned instead.
Maybe the one in yoga class,
she looks pretty serious.

2 verse
When I see you lose your mind
I look around and try to hide
But nothing can prevent this social suicide.
I wonder what I’m doing here
then I know it’s my own choice.
Man, I think this game is fixed.

Chorus 2
Perhaps the next time or two
you’ll be like someone I read about,
A woman who won’t be insane.
But I shouldn’t hold my breath,
things don’t change all that much
Maybe I’ll just go home and get drunk instead.
Maybe the one in yoga class,
she looks pretty serious

Chorus 3
Perhaps the next time or two
you’ll be like someone I read about,
A woman who won’t be insane.
But I shouldn’t hold my breath
Things don’t change all that much .
Maybe I’ll just go home and watch porn instead.
Maybe the one in yoga class
she looks pretty serious .
Track Name: Cool Crazy
She brought in so much light.
The room changed from night.
Sweet beauty she brings in her face
And her song.

In my heart can’t be hers.
Can’t keep her here for long.
She says give it a try.
I say crazy.


Chorus
It’s crazy to try out love.
It’s crazy and bound to fail.
But it’s cool, cool crazy.


Each time I see her so bright
I don’t have a chance alright
I'm in her sights, and bang I'm gone
Love is a fickle friend
Usually from beginning to end
but there's one just one that's crazy

chorus

Bridge
Diamonds in her eyes alright.
Going to have to hold tight.
That love is neither right nor wrong.
It’s absolutely crazy you see
How much she means to me
And I don’t know how long I hold on


break

And I’m sure it’s alright.
Can my heart hold on tight
To the chance that she’s right
And I’m wrong?
But it’s too late now
I have to believe in her song
The siren’s song with a smile.
And I say crazy.
Track Name: Charlie Brown
Every time you come around
Every time you pass my way
Every time you stop and say hello
It’s a brand new day.

Everybody says love is stupid
Everybody says loves a waste of time
But everybody has someone to live for
Everybody but me.

Funny how I feel so shy
Funny how I dare to say
Funny how when you smile at me
It’s a brand new day.


Everybody says love’s for losers
Everybody says loves a waste of time
But everybody has someone to live for
Everybody but me.

break

Now everything is different
Now everything’s gonna be ok
Now everything seems possible
It’s a brand new day.

Everybody says love is stupid
Everybody says loves a waste of time
But everybody has someone to live for
Everybody but me.
Track Name: Automatic Life
Wake up in the morning
Click and see what’s new
Thousands of friends out there
Clicking and swiping too

The glow from your screen keeps me warm
and comforts me too
You give me everything I need
Oh yes it’s true

[Chorus]
You’re my friend my love
You’re everything it’s true
In my automatic life
With nothing else to do
You’re my friend my love
You’re everything it’s true

They pick up my laundry
Gave me a cookie too
Uber to work then off to the bar for a
Fireball or two

Food delivered, cat box cleaned
Is there nothing my phone can’t do?
If there was an app for wiping my butt
I’d probably use it too

[Chorus]
You’re my friend my love
You’re everything it’s true
In my automatic life
With nothing else to do
You’re my friend my love
You’re everything it’s true

Apps do everything for me
That my momma used to do
Contact with the outside world
Is minimal too

If they’re not wired in
They might be poor too
Social skills at an all time low
Just like the rest of you

[Chorus]
You’re my friend, my love
Hashtag it must be true
In my automatic life
Just me and my phone will do
Me, in my automatic life
I don’t have to deal with you
Track Name: Kimberly
Kimberly you’re driving me mad
Kimberly you’re driving me mad
Kimberly what can I say?
Kimberly you won’t go away

Last night I met you in the bar
Sent your friend home in a car
For being drunk and disorderly
Then you sort of glommed on to me

Kimberly what can I say?
Kimberly you won’t go away
Kimberly you’re just not my type
Kimberly I won’t put up a fight

Well we could give it a whirl
You seem like a really sweet girl
But we don’t agree po-li-ti-cal-ly
And [you know] that’s important to me.

Kimberly what can I say?
Kimberly you won’t go away
Kimberly you’re just not my type
Kimberly I won’t put up a fight

Kimberly
“Well, all right”
Track Name: Doorman's Lament
I was working a door at a club
where the technistas and hipsters meet
sunglasses, big hair, man buns everywhere.
Now this guy tried to come inside
porkpie hat eyes open wide
with a fashion statement most extrodinare.

Chorus 1 .

The guy had no pants
eyes glazed like he was in a trance
tried to bribe me with money
that smelled kind of funny.
The guy with no pants tried to tell me
he came from France.
Tried to get by me just wearing
a pair of BVDs.

Hey its cold out here can I come inside
he said while wobbling side to side
with a voice full of false cheer
“I got my handstamp right here”
I left my cell phone inside he said
while swaying side to side.
But the problem what what he didn’t wear.


Chorus 2

The guy had no pants
eyes eyes glazed like he was in a trance
tried to bribe me with money
that smelled kinda funny.
The guy with no pants said he was a
master of modern dance
tried to get by me just wearing
a pair of BVDs.

The Rant....
Ahhh c’mon be cool dude.
Can’t you tell I’m an artist?
Look my parents could buy and sell you pal.
Hey don’t close the door
its cold out here.
Capitalists!! Bourgeois!! Republican!!
Open this door
let me guess—you hate all creative people.

Chorus 3

The guy with no pants
eyes glazed like he was in a trance
tried to bribe we money
that smelled kinda funny.
The guy with no pants
tried to tell me he came from France
Tried to get by me just wearing
a pair of BVDS.......
Track Name: All the Time in the World
Neon glow humming
outside my room.
Sounds of the city below

Oops it's way past the hour
no need to hurry
we have all the time in the world.

Chorus.
Last call, last chance
too late, last dance.
The sands of time just blow away.
Too little, too late
this is our fate but
we had all the time in the world…

Just talking for hours
about everything and nothing
the future is ours you know.

But time flickers forward
never returning.
We had all the time in the world.
Track Name: The Thing
No matter what I did, I was never good enough.
No matter when it was, life was always sort of rough.
I traveled way out West to get away
I traveled way out West
No matter where the trail
The thing’s on my tail
It’s going to finish me soon,
I attract the teeth to match my wound(s).

No matter where I went, trouble was always there to greet me.
No matter who I met, it was always the same story.
I traveled way out West to get away
I traveled way out West
No matter where I go
The thing seems to know.
It’s going to finish me soon,
I attract the teeth to match my wound(s).

bridge:
You can never run
You can never hide
If you were bitten
The thing lurks inside

No matter what the pain, the past’s never gonna hurt me.
No matter what it is, the thing’s never gonna kill me.
I traveled way out West to get away
I traveled way out West
No matter where I ride
The thing’s by my side.
It’s going to finish me soon,
I attract the teeth to match my wound(s).
Track Name: Octopus
Octopus

that’s all I want
nothing else will do
that’s all I crave
octopus & you

I was in the mood for octopus
That’s when nothing else will do
I went down to the beach to catch some octopus
who was out there swimming
I jumped into the dark, cold sea.


that’s all I want
nothing else will do
that’s all I crave
octopus & you

There the octopus attacked me,
He wanted to eat some people

After a fight I crushed his head with a rock
And he died and I
pulled him outta the dark, cold sea.

that’s all I want
nothing else will do
that’s all I crave
octopus stew


I cooked him up and ate him
It was the best octopus I ever had
My being was infused with essence of octopus
It made me wanna
jump back into the dark, cold sea.

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