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lyrics

See saw, back and forth
In and out, up and down
Black and white, good and bad
Salt and pepper, forever mad
Duality, living in the duality
Duality, living in the duality
We live in a sea of duality
Take a look!
Check out what side you're on
It’s called empathy
It’s an act of civility
Let’s get some reality here!

Makes you crazy, Catch 22
No way out, no good for you
If you get close, you will be abused
Watch out for that and don’t be used

Reality is a function of agreement
Reality is a function of agreement
I don’t agree, I don’t agree
I don’t agree, I don’t agree
I don’t agree, I don’t agree
I don’t agree, I don’t agree
I don't agree! Now try this
Jump over to the other side
Check it out
Put on those shoes!
Make a commitment!

Agree with me! Don’t you agree?
If you would just agree with me, it would be better!
We could belong to something together!
I agree I agree I agree I agree
I agree I agree I agree I agree
Why don’t you agree with me?

Where is the debate happening?
I wanna go to the debate happening
Where is the debate happening?
I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna see
I am paying the taxes for he
And he and he and he and she

Oh those taxes…you’re going to have to give in on those taxes, boys. You know, I think it’s time to swing to the other side. People need repair. Come on boys, be a good sport. You had your thirty years….

Do me a favor and
Do your job, no favors and
Tell me when you’re gonna get some sense
Or you’re getting out
You’re voted out!

It’s inspiring!

Get your argument shoes on, girl.

That’s right, what’s this bit about taxes anyway? We can’t have resources…we can’t have common… ANYTHING without resources and taxes ARE a resource. I mean please, you can’t be THAT stupid.

We need some pretty sensible people in there
We’d better see some action all in there
Or you’re going out!
You’re getting out!

And if you do those things that do not
Have the principles of civility
If you do not have your ethics,
Character, intelligence and good will
Then you’re out!
You’re out!
Get out!
NEXT, PLEASE!

Democracy demands that
You people have to oversee
Don’t you know that we
Can’t be a democracy
If your head is in your….

Private industry does NOT do it right. Private industry just rips us off through the government. They can’t get away with that in the private sector, but in government…

You see, the paradox here is…you need to know that…if they invalidate government, they get your money for something else….NOT for services, because government actually is organized to use your taxes to provide YOU with services. And YOU are the boss. And if you don’t ACT like the boss, you get, like a DICTATOR instead. And then you act like cowards, and take it, and lie down, and…VOILA! SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY_TWO MERCENARY COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN COUNTRIES!

MURDERERS!

Do you know genocide is happening?!
Do you know genocide is happening?!
Do you know? Your tax dollars
Are paying for
The murdering of a lot of people
Or the diseasing
Or the maiming
Or the dumbing down….

Oh my God! Oh my God!
Oh my Go-o-o-o-o-od, don’t tell me that!

Oh no! (faint weeping sounds)

Your gullibility is rancid
It needs repair
Your gullibility is rancid
It needs repair
Your gullibility is rancid
It needs repair
Your gullibility is rancid
It needs repair

...stupidity, we see and
we know what you’re going through
and we know you going to get out!
Get out!
Get out!

...of the mess, of the duplicious caresses...
They’re gonna leave this time, you know
That’s the way it always works.
It’s like a pendulum-swinging
Vincent Price movie…
You know, it chops off your head
And then…
YOU CANNOT TOUCH YOUR BODY!

(Sounds like you need to be Noodlebrained)

Hey!
PSSST!
Hey!
PSSST!
…just get out.
Just get out.
Amnesty for your ass
If that will pull you over
Just get out
You gotta get out
Get out of this Machiavellian duplicious
Psychotic, overexcited
Stagnant
Duplicity
Duality

I was duped!
It’s not my fault!
I didn’t do it! I didn’t do it!
I didn’t do it! I didn’t do it!
I believed them! It wasn’t my fault!
It was my beliefs! I had some beliefs!
I had my beliefs! It was my beliefs! It was my beliefs!
Please, it wasn’t me! I BELIEVED them!
I wanted…I wanted…I wanted…I wanted to BELONG!
I wanted…I wanted…I wanted…I wanted to BELONG!

(How are we gonna have it, folks? Government doesn’t do anything unless you tell it to. And if it doesn’t have enough money to operate, no matter what you say, they cannot do it. And they don’t even tell you because you are not holding them accountable. They only move when you move them. You do not have to use demonstrations. All you have to do is get on the phone, get on the e-mail, get your letter-writing skills up to date, just get in there and say what you need to say, and things change. They are bound by law to respond, even if just one person calls. So make a difference! Get in there! They don’t do their job. They WON’T do their job. They’ll corrupt and they’ll just steal the Treasury, WHICH THEY HAVE, repeatedly, but this last bunch was the worst. They need to get out.)

Get out
Up Down
In out
Over and
Black white
Evil good
Yes no
Go-oh
Get out!
Get out!

If you don’t get out then do your job
If you don’t do your job then go to jail
Yeah, do your job!
Or just get out
Or just get out
Or just get out
Or just get out

Better guard that democracy!

credits

from Crashing Into The Future, released February 1, 2010
(Davis Jones-J Neo Marvin-Stephen Abbate)

Davis Jones: Lyrics, vocals, spoken word
J Neo Marvin: Guitars, bass, drums and vocals
Stephen Abbate: Acoustic guitar, funky drums, and disagreeing vocals

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The Granite Countertops are dark, whimsical, tender existential action heroes J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones, exploring the outer limits of what a duo can create.

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