Suburbia anthem (i. ITCH ii. breathe iii. Scratch)

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i. ITCH

The Soapettes:
we are all so protected now
we are all so injected, how?

the Realization station + a dim Light:
where my parents were always right
where they wanted to give it all to me
struggled to build a home for me
pitched a flag: suburbia

go to class in school 'cause i wanna

The Soapettes:
we all want the same thing

the Realization station + a dim Light:
go away to camp in the summer

The Soapettes:
we all look the same way

the Realization station + a dim Light:
3 miles a gallon to my hummer

The Soapettes:
we all wear the same thing

the Realization station + a dim Light:
can't tell one house from another

The Soapettes:
we are all the same

we are all so disconnected, how?
we are all so unsuspecting now

the Realization station:
taught not to believe in change at all

the Realization station + a dim Light:
now wondering how much time that i've wasted
i'm sorry, pressure sports and university

the Realization station:
can't say i look back without regret

the Realization station + a dim Light:
'cause i'm not the same

The Soapettes:
we all love the same god

the Realization station:
and no one is

The Soapettes:
we all wear our ipods

a dim Light:
don't know where i end

The Soapettes:
we all eat the same things

the Realization station + a dim Light:
and which part starts suburbia

The Soapettes:
we are all the same

the Realization station + a dim Light:
but how?

a dim Light:
who?!

the Realization station + a dim Light:
and who?

the Realization station:
and why?

the Realization station + a dim Light:
why do we love suburbia?

The Soapettes + the Realization station + a dim Light:
why would i/we leave suburbia?

the Realization station + a dim Light:
and how?

ii. breathe

the Realization station + a dim Light:
but we don't want the same things now
and we can't eat the same things now
but are we just the same as
all the ones who live outside the wall?

a dim Light:
and is this how we demonstrate confusion and sadness
we have yet to face in our lives?

the Realization station:
but do you believe in such a thing
as going back and taking back
the life ahead that was left behind?

iii. Scratch

the Realization station + a dim Light:
gather all you can into your self
we have more than/that we can/can't use
here's a coupon

The LOUDEST + the Realization station + a dim Light:
you'll feel BETTER

the Realization station + a dim Light:
we recycle and we kill with kindness
we leave alone ... welcome home

the Realization station:
there's nobody like me
when everyone's like me
and nobody knows the person i've become
there is no crescendo
the further that you go
when time is an office with no windows
i am not sorry ... dad, i'm sorry

The Soapettes:
would you give your home away?
would you give your luck away?
would you give your past away?
would you give your skin away?

can you leave it? you'll sing “sorry”

the Realization station + a dim Light:
let go?

credits

from demonstrate (from where to Now: volume 2), released March 14, 2016
ingiro.xyz/releases/demonstrate/tracks/02-Suburbia-anthem-i-ITCH-ii-breathe-iii-Scratch/

vocals: Catherine Fail / Wayne DePrince Jr.
drums: David Anthony Parker davidanthonyparker.org
bass + guitar + keyboard: Wayne DePrince Jr.

music + lyrics: Wayne DePrince Jr.
production: in giro
mixing + mastering: Richard Wielgosz richwielgosz.com @Astronomy Studios, New York Mills, NY, USA
studio: Landfair Studios, South Philly, PA, USA
artwork + photos: Catherine Fail
cover photo: Justin DePrince

homemade using free+libre software:
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GNU+Linux getgnulinux.org

this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

2016-03-14

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