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Recorded in 1997, the debut Foonspeeders album mixes acoustic and electric rock with stacked vocal harmonies. Stylistic influences from rock, rockabilly, pop and even funk come together in this collection of songs.

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released December 1, 1997

Foonspeeders:
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Drums: Scott Haumesser
Bass, Vocals: Mike Adams
Guitar, Vocals: Maurice Adams
Guitars, Keys, Percussion, Vocals: Scott Martin

with guest Mike Holloran on Percussion

Recorded in 1997 at The Ranch / The Orchard in Cleveland Ohio.

Mixed and mastered at Closer Look Studios by Tyler Owen

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Track Name: Another Day
Welcome to another day
The pounding on your door is opportunity
Don’t let it slip away
Coffee’s on before it’s light
All the good intentions in your waking world
Won’t make a damn thing right

Start the car
Daydream through rush hour
Rank and file
Imagine another day

Standing there with feet of clay
You’ll aspire only to complacency
And then you’ll fade away
Take another coffee break
Swear you’ll keep that list of private promises
You can’t afford to make

Realize
You’re just killing time
Convince yourself
Tomorrow is another day

You could spend a lifetime
Examining where you’ve been
But you’ve got to walk in a straight line
You can’t just circle around again
You’ve got to live like you have not got another day
Track Name: Productivity Song
Somewhere someone’s working hard
And someone’s hardly working
Somewhere someone’s happy to be alive

In this land of enterprise good taste is a burden
Leadership and shuttered eyes, following the herd and
Don’t be surprised if you’re not happy to be alive

Check statistics, know the facts, always be productive
Look ahead, forget the past, don’t live today
We must work for the future, but I say live while you’re alive

I will put no stock in modern myth
Won’t believe everything I see in print
I will blaze my own trail and enjoy the time I’ve been given
And I’ll let you know that I’m alive

Sacrifice to get ahead, believe that it’s worthwhile
Follow everywhere you’re led, go that extra mile
But the truth is all the things you’ve been told are lies

You will measure your success by the things you own
But what you drive and how you dress won’t change the fact you’re known
By a number, so have a drink and just survive

When everything you want is always out of reach
You work a little harder, try a little harder
Maybe someday you’ll open up your eyes and see
You can’t get any farther
Ask yourself why
Track Name: Fiction
You might be surprised that I still think about you
Wondering where you are and how your life has been
Everyday I try to be in all the places
Where we both might meet and fall in love again

I can’t separate the fiction from the brutal fact

Sometimes this nostalgia threatens to asphyxiate
I’m anachronistic; am I dreaming or awake
Doesn’t really matter what kind of sad state I’m in
I know that you’re with me when we cease to start the end

I can’t separate the fiction from the brutal fact
Time keeps marching blindly forward
There’s no going back

You might be surprised but I still dream about you
Wondering where you are and how your life has been
It would not surprise me if I learned that you still care
Or was that just something that I will have read somewhere
Track Name: From the Heart
Though I hear it from you everyday
Lately girl I just can’t believe it
It’s only said when you need something to say
You never make it sound like you mean it
Those three words that people say don’t mean anything to you

Next time try to look me in the eye
When love is for real it’s not just playing a part
Next time you tell me that you love me
It’s gotta come from the heart

Somehow I knew we couldn’t last for long
You don’t think, you just smile and say it
Like it’ll fix up everything that’s wrong
Sorry honey, that just doesn’t make it
That little phrase you always use means nothing at all to you

All that I’m asking is that you mean it when you say it
If you want my love that’s the only price
Are you willing to pay it
Track Name: Everyone's Advice
And when you think it all over
And you decide you can’t go on
Just another day older
And nowhere is as far as you have gone
And everybody’s got advice
That starts to sound like stuff
You’ve already heard a thousand times

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
True wisdom only comes from pain
Crawl your way up to the top and
Someone will be waiting there to knock you off
And then you've gotta get back on that horse again

And when you’re clean and sober
And realize you’ve had enough
So much weight on your shoulders
And no one told you life would be so rough
And everything that people say
Is rearranged and paraphrased, but still an old cliché

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
God works His will in mysterious ways
And everything is for the best
And if you ask me, I might suggest
Your luck is bound to change (because)

Every cloud has a silver lining
Good things come to those who wait
All you need is a little timing
It’ll work out, you know it’s never too late

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
True wisdom only comes from pain
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
God works His will in mysterious ways
And everything is for the best
And if you ask me, I might suggest
I tell you once again
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
God works His will in mysterious ways
And everything is for the best
And if you ask me, I might suggest
You don't listen to a word I say
Track Name: Remote Control
Woke up in the parking lot at the local mall
I’ve got my windows rolled down, but it’s still too hot
And I can’t think at all
I remember what I did last night
Or maybe it was a dream
Everything’s so much more believable
When I see it on Tee Vee

I want to fall in love
I want to rock and roll
And I can do it all
All I need is my remote control

I’ll skip the sad story about how I went too far
I’m driving on the interstate feeling kind of sick
But I just can’t stop my car
I know what it was that I said last night
But I don’t know how I should feel
And if it hasn’t premiered on my big screen
I can’t be sure it was real

I need to be the boss
I want to meet all my goals
And I can have it all
All I need is my remote control

I want to be a star
But I don’t want to sell my soul
And I can have it all
All I need is my remote control
Track Name: This Is Your Life
When you woke up this morning
Did you open your eyes?
Could you feel your heart beating
Did you take a minute, just a minute
To realize

Hey yeah yeah
This is your life
Come on, you've got to start to think about it sometime
Hey yeah yeah
This is your life
Come on, get up and get off the dime

Do you look out the window?
Dream of some other place?
Only you have the power
To take control of your time
And your space

(That's why I say)

Hey yeah yeah
This is your life
You've got to take it in your own hands (that's right)
Hey yeah yeah
This is your life
Never give up on your plans

Do what you love
Love what you do
It's working for me
And I guarantee
It'll work for you
Track Name: Hole In th' Bucket
Oh well, what the hell
Another worthless night
Guess I’ll go out to the still, sit there and drink until
I don’t want to fight no more

Hey what can I say
I fill it up again
I guess I could stay sober, but ‘til this all blows over
I just won’t know when to say when

I’m gonna fill up the bucket
I’m gonna burn me a bone
I’m gonna whittle me a hound dog
And sit here and drink all alone

Well so, there you go
The story’s sad but true
You might learn a lesson, it could be refreshing
If it ever happens to you

Just keep on prayin’ that there ain’t no hole in the bucket

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