Edge of Control

by The Insufferables

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thewendolyne Sad happy drugs. An unfortunate American reality. This song captures the mood swing on the upside. Favorite track: Happy Now.
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A five track EP.

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released May 14, 2014

Recording and producing by Andrew Freid. Mel Kim was the drummer on this release.

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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: Dragon
Everything is black and burning.
Lightning, thunder and rain.
Tanks are rolling into town,
Soldiers marching in the lane.
Say it’s all your fault
[You] rage and crush and maim.

People are screaming and runn’ng,
Army, Navy, National guard.
Highways clogged with traffic,
Most of the city is charred.
Say you’re a freak of nature.
[Causing] panic in the boulevard.


[chorus]
They say terrible things about you.
[They say] you’re a fire-breathing dragon.
I’m sort of a monster too.
Together we can face their guns.
My sweet, if we hook up --
We can make arm-a-ged-don.

[spoken verse]

I’m not any kind of hero
Not riding any kind of horse.
[There’s a] trail of destruction behind me
[you’ll] know if you do some research.
There’s an angry mob coming after
[Each] with a burning torch.

So you knocked over a few buildings
Started a little fire,
Knocked some cars around
Ripped out a few live wires.
You’re so scorching hot dear,
Fan the flames of my desire.


[chorus]
[They say] you walk the earth.
High and mighty titan.
[but] I’m a go-li-ath too.
Together we could have some fun.
[It’s a] wonder to watch you work.
Let’s make an-ni-a-la-tion.
My sweet little turtle dove [baby doll, dragon girl, etc.]
Let’s crush ’em to o-bli-vi-on.
Track Name: Happy Now
I went to the doctor the other day
told her my world was dull and grey
she said just take three of these
and soon you’ll be happy

I hated my job, hated my life
I hated my dog, I hated my wife
what I needed to be free
was my behavior treated chemically


[1st chorus]

And I’m happy now
til the pills wear off
with just a few little love me’s
I’m no longer in need of therapy

so I’m happy now
‘til the pills wear off
happiness obtained pharmeceutically
It’s better living through chemistry


[2nd verse]
Now I float down the street
with a smile on my face
unhappy memories completley erased
now with one trip to the pharmacy
my attitude changed immediatly

now I love my job, I love my life
I love my dog ,not so sure about my wife
may need to get her help like me
and then she can also be.....

[2nd chorus]
[lead with some spoken drug names]

[3rd verse]

went back to the doctor to refill my plate
place was covered in police tape
now I have to live without help
and I suck just like everyone else

now I hate my job, I hate my life
I ate my dog, ran away from my wife
now with no more little love me’s
I may need a lobotomy

(final chorus)

so I’m unhappy now
cause the pills wore off
without the help from the pharmacy
I don’t know how to be me

so I’m unhappy now
cause the pills wore off
without the help of modern chemistry
I don’t know what’s to become of me

[more drug names]
Track Name: Fox News
I heard welfare moms [are] driving in limosines
[and eating caviar]
driving around in limosines
and drinking champagne

I know it’s alarming
but it’s all too real

I heard it all on Fox news
so it must really be true
I saw it all on Fox news

you won’t hear the truth
on any other station
they’re liberal propaganda
[bent on] crippling the nation


The Feds know where you live
[are] gonna come for you
They’re gonna come for you
[in the middle of the night]

there’s no time to lose
patriots, get your guns

I heard it all on Fox news
so it must really be true
I saw it all on Fox news

Obama’s gonna take [all] our money
[and] kill the blessed unborn
[then] put grandma in a death camp
[and] force her to watch porn

if you care ‘bout your country
[and] freedom from death panel
[you’re] gonna have to rise up
and change that blasted channel!

Fox news fair and balanced
fox news hard news
Fox news real reporting
Fox news America’s newsroom
Track Name: Swimming the Dark Backward
[partial lyrics]

she’s watching me from the end of the bar
the need in her eyes impossible to ignore
I try and look away, it doesn’t matter any longer
she leads me into the deep dark water

[chorus]

swimming the dark backwards
it’s like kinda of like dying
the mind learns by doing
the heart learns by trying

[verse 2]

we talk and play these silly games
each of us knowing how this will end
waist deep(?) in treading water
one last breath and we both go under

[chorus]
swimming the dark backwards
it’s like kinda of like dying
the mind learns by doing
the heart learns by trying


[bridge]

[clap break] 4 measures



[verse 2]

a chance encounter, never meant to be
______________ glance away
each of us unsure what to say
___________ all over the ______

[chorus]
swimming the dark backwards
it’s like kinda of like dying
the mind learns by doing
the heart learns by trying

[chorus]
swimming the dark backwards...
Track Name: Beautiful, Wild and Free
Walked to school on the sidewalks of the suburbs,
Maybe an inchworm across my path.
We have squirrels and big bird feeders,
Raccoons picking through the trash.
Overhead the sky was filled with
Airplanes flying every which way.

[Chorus]
Oh how I’d like to live in the country,
Out in the wild where it’s dark at night,
Where the wild things live free in the country,
Oh how I’d love to live there too.

I live in a one-room apartment
Just enough space to turn around.
I sleep to the ‘frigerator
Wake to squeals of garbage trucks.
Only wildlife is living on the verges
Getting killed as they cross the road.

[repeat Chorus]

Now I’m a city kid
Don’t know about nature.
Thought animals had a right to be.
A right to roam as they have for millennia,
From sea to shining sea.
Got none in Congress to defend them --
What about their liberty?

[ending]

Isn’t that what we loved?
Purple mountain majesty
Leave something for the future
Something beautiful and wild and free
Something beautiful and wild and free
Something beautiful and wild and free

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