Music for Concerned Citizens (album)

by The Prefab Messiahs

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Gotta new smartphone but you’re all alone IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Gotta lot of skills that don’t pay the bills IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Got your feelings hurt by a kid’s T-shirt IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Try to compromise while the oceans rise IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Boo, Boo Hoo Hoo... Got a dating app, treats you like a sap IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Give it up for free, your identity IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Get a new disease when you hear a sneeze IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE Trusted all the crooks now the earth is cooked IT'S A 21st CENTURY FAILURE
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Bubble 02:02 video
Bubble bubble Don't go outside Too many sickos with too many lies Binge-watching reality Dig the fear and conspiracy We like machines and we do them well Something burning—what's that smell? Live in a Bubble Live in a Bubble Live in a Bubble Live in a Bubble... Get all my news from a garbage can I'm so afraid of Americans I miss the way I hated things before In my bubble I hate so much more Nowhere to run, but I still get high (can hide) Virtual friends always take my side Facts are fake—feed me more lies! Bubble Bubble, your place is a mess Bubble Bubble, you better get dressed Hey babe, put your mask on tight Hey babe, let's stay in tonight
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I am a water bottle upsetting your girlfriend Sitting on your kitchen table I'll be here till the bitter end I am a water bottle belonging to no one I'm just a piece of garbage Clogging the Pacific Ocean And I wanted to be a solution But I'm just another piece of pollution Floating free in the ocean Floating free... I am a water bottle Put your precious lips to mine I am a water bottle Convenience is a crime And I wanted to be a solution But I'm just another piece of pollution Floating free in the ocean Floating free in the ocean Say goodbye to the next generation Say goodbye...
4.
Wipe that smile off your face when you're smiling at me We are free like the birds in a bird cage are free What you think's goin up I'm pretty sure is down You're gonna miss it when it's gone When Things Fall Apart (Where will you be?) Let me finish this sandwich I'm eating in peace While you wait for the drone to deliver your cheese The future won't come in a flying car And you don't know how wrong you are When Things Fall Apart (What will you do?)
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Me and you are floating through Yes the world's a mess, it's true So glad, whatever We can be together I like some fuzz guitar The night when you can see some stars And drink coffee with you and talk about it DON'T GIVE UP ON BEAUTIFUL THINGS I get the way you are Appreciate good candy bars And '60s songs that mention Insane colors Outside there's cars and trees Random things on city streets And not a lot that we can do about it
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I've been tryin To break through the other side Of the force field That separates our minds I'm not lyin It's been harder than I thought Floating free like A lonely astronaut Holy Moly... Like a rocket ship that's lost in outer space I'm just searchin For a friendly face Holy Moly... This old universe is awful cold and dark I'm still searchin For a golden heart
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Mellotron 02:42
You can lead a horse to water But you can't make him drink You can lead a man to knowledge But you can't make him think People fight and fuss about What's true and what's fake You can lead a horse to slaughter But it still won't taste like steak I just play along with my mellotron I'm just hanging on with my mellotron On the corner is a man Who looks mad and confused Over there's a pretty woman Who's obsessed with her shoes So many folks are praying For a LIKE and a SHARE It's hard to pay attention When you don't really care I just play along with my mellotron I'm just movin on with my mellotron I wanna get gone with my mellotron
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To err is human so they say It certainly seems to be that way Men and women can't deal with the skins they live in And they hurt each other every day... The mean and greedy call the shots The rest of us accept our lot The earth is dying cause we aren't even trying To take care of what we've got... And we can't control ourselves And we need somebody's help... BRING ON THE ROBOTS Cause we're not responsible And we act so terrible... "Attention: your behavior is incompatible with acceptably formatted societal standards. Please recalibrate your thoughts and actions to avoid mandatory disciplinary penalty points." BRING ON THE ROBOTS Cause we just can't trust ourselves And we need the robots' help.
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No more buddy-buddy No more messin' around I'm not gonna be your—be your fuckin' clown Whispered words I don't believe I've got teeth you cannot see Fire in my brain, that you'd like to put out Fire in my brain, that you'd like to put out
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Me and you are floating through Yes the world's a mess, it's true So glad, whatever We can be together I like some fuzz guitar The night when you can see some stars And drink coffee with you and talk about it DON'T GIVE UP ON BEAUTIFUL THINGS I get the way you are Appreciate good candy bars And '60s songs that mention Insane colors Outside there's cars and trees Random things on city streets And not a lot that we can do about it
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Pandemic Pam I really wanna be your man Pandemic Pam I'd like to touch your face and hands The only thing that I ask Is "what is underneath your mask?" Pandemic Pam I hope you're not a scam

about

Pandemics rage, the climate boils, politics putrefy, economies rot, and mass culture crumbles. Luckily, The Prefab Messiahs ring in their 40th(!) anniversary with a timely new batch of mind-expanding, genre-twisting sonic nuggets to distract us from our collective state of affairs. 'Music For Concerned Citizens' — the perfect prescription to pop your brain's social distance-fatigued bubble!

RIYL: Oh Sees, The Kinks, King Tuff, Flaming Lips, Dukes of Stratosphear, Ty Segall, Electric Prunes, Television Personalities, Mothers Of Invention, The Soft Boys

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released July 9, 2021

Xeerox Feinberg: Guitars, bass, vocals
Trip Thompson: Electronic doodads, synths, bass, vocals
Doc Michaud: 12 string guitar, guitars, keyboards
Matthew Horn: Drum samples, beautiful vocals and screams

All songs written and produced by X. Feinberg

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Micro-legendary DIY Garage-Pop-Psych provocateurs! Evolutionary genre grinders practicing art-damaged power pop, rock, crunch, jangle and general mynd-massage.

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