Wonderful

by The Stewart Dolly

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released May 1, 2015

Bob - vocals, guitars, Moog, percussion
Byron - vocals, bass, melodica
Paul - vocals, percussion, Moog
Johnny - vocals, drums
Shana - vocals, keyboards, Moog, percussion
"The" Eric Root - vocals on track 6 ('the note")

Engineering and record button by Bob at:
Ring Trick, Kitchen Tape, Smash Lady, Executive Suite, and Trash Nest Studios

Photos/Artwork/Layout by Bob

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Track Name: Jerkstore
What could I say? The other day you had me
Feeling so lame, I bet it made you happy.
My perfect comeback waits; I thought of it too late.
Later that day, the words to say came to me.
I couldn't waste the chance to make you angry.
The jerkstore called and said they're running out of you.

I had the line, I made some time to see you.
Your suit so fine and stupid tie can't save you.
I recite my perfect words, only to get burned.
What is this shit? How quick's your wit? And then
You had me beat, I taste defeat again.
Of course, right as I left, I know what I should've said.
Track Name: Tattooine Dreams
Underneath the twin suns of Tatooine,
Two great service droids are sitting behind me.
I've got Ben Kenobi riding shotgun.
I'm getting off this rock, going to Alderaan.

Owen and Beru - know that I love you.
But after all these years, you never told me the truth.
Now you're dead and gone, by the moisture farm.
And I am ready to leave, going to Alderaan.

My Tatooine dreams are explored,
Gonna take out all the Sith Lords.
These aren't the droids you're looking for.
They're not just Tatooine dreams no more.
Track Name: Risk
What are you gonna do when Route 18 is gone?
Will you pack up and run, or will you drop the bomb?
What are you gonna do when the Ukraine's invaded?
Sacrifice yourself when you know you can't save it?

Are there no more games we can play?
Like Clue or Guess Who, Forbidden Bridge or Grape Escape.

What are you gonna do when the Earth is under Jakub's rule?
I think I'll blast off and I'll head for the moon.
What are you gonna do when that's overrun too?
Can't do shit, either way I'm screwed.

And it's three a.m.,
General's on the board,
In general, we're all bored.
Alliances are dead, and everyone has fled.
So no one wins, it's a waste of our time.
Track Name: Lobster
I took her home from the disco late last night, last night,
Couldn't lie, everything was just feeling so right, so right.

Just please say goodbye,
I gave her one last try,
She put up quite a fight,
This was her last night.

Next thing I knew, she was walking the line, the line,
Lips crimson red, I succumb before killing my mind.

Born to die, say goodbye.
Track Name: Almost Carmen
We've watched you die a hundred times.
It keeps repeating inside my mind.
The system's broke, we lost the codes,
We got no answers from the guide.

Half off the bars, I heard it from you.
Out in the yard you said it was true.
And I should've known when she said hello,
That it was Carmen coming out of the blue.

I never knew she would be here,
So unclear why she left so soon.
His lies were true, said she would be here,
But she was only just passing through.

The scene was sad, the music soft,
So I got up and turned the TV off.
I was confused at what to do,
And what it was that I had saw.

So out the door I told it to you.
You weren't sure, but I swore it was true.
And you will know when she says hello.
That this is Carmen coming out of the blue.

I never knew she would be here,
Hiding in the years that went by, subdued.
His lies were true, said she would be here,
But she was only just passing through.
Track Name: If You Can't Do It, Just Give Up
Here I sit, alone in my room again, waiting for your call.
I pick up the phone, hear the dial tone, guess I should have known.

I might as well give up, I might as well give up.
I might as well give up, I'm always giving up.

Ringing off the hook on a Friday night, don't know what to say.
Rings I scrambled for, can't do this no more, dial tone once more.

No, I can't do it.
I'm always giving up.
Track Name: Renovation
I want an answer to this question, it's killing me.
Please, it's a perfect situation, just tell me.

And call me in the morning, I can't sleep at night.
I'll be working all day to make things alright.

This is the year that it happens, happens now.
Time, it's time to get a move on, renovation complete.
Track Name: Banana Peel
In front of me, everything's gone upside-down,
And I'm wondering if I should get up off the ground
No, I think I'll stay where I am, and try to master the Rubik's cube.
But it's solving me, instead of you.

I start to feel like I'm slip, slip slippin',
Slip slip slippin', slip slip slippin' on a banana peel.

Read a book, climb a tree, not enough time,
Now it seems like this year will be gone before I'm finished with this song.

Tell me that this ain't real.
Track Name: Joanie
Joanie, talking about Hendrix with me.
Joanie, predicting your life story.
You see, I thought she was crazy.
Joanie, now I know differently

And you're never gonna see her again,
You're never gonna see her again.

History was a cage and she got free.
Yeah, she moved down to the Florida Keys.
Track Name: Shells
All of the prints wiped clean,
They couldn't hide their scheme.

You killed for shells,
Now I'm gonna kill you for the shells that you killed for.
You killed for shells,
Now I'm gonna kill you for the shells that you killed for.

I don't know what you were thinking,
I mean what could you do now with all that bread?
Two thousand clams is all you got,
I mean why could you not let the poor guy be?

And as the clues would tell,
They did it all for shells.

I don't know what you were thinking,
I mean what could you do now with all that bread?
Two thousand clams is all you got,
I mean why could you not get your shells from the beach?
Track Name: Wintry Mix
One more run to the top of the peak.
We're slipping right off and accepting defeat.

We're waiting for a break or two,
It's safe to say we're overdue.
The trail is dark and gives no clues,
But it's safe in there, away from you.

The little things that all end up broke.
They make me wish I'd never even spoke.

Things got so lame, so we cranked up the beats.
Wintry mix on repeat.
Rain and snow will not stick to the streets.
Wintry mix on repeat.

We're waiting for a break or two,
It's safe to say we're overdue.
The trail is dark and gives no clues,
But I wait in there, I wait for you.
Track Name: ...Running Into People I Don't Want To Talk To
...and I keep running into people I knew from school,
People that I don't want to talk to.
Delusional world, what makes you think I want to hear your news?

Open your mouth and the words that come out are
Meaningless to you, so why tell me?
I don't care who's in town, or the drugs you're going on about,
Every word is fluff, so why tell me?

Open your mouth and the words that come out are
Meaningless to you, so why tell me
About the money you've made, and how your life's changed.
It's the same with everyone, so please spare me.
It's the same with everyone, so please spare me.
Track Name: I Will Figure Out How
There's some things made of steel, there's some things made of glass.
Whichever way you feel, there's nothing that's gonna last.

How can I take a chance when the rest are all the same?
How can I make you dance when the music's just so lame?

How can I let you know that I'm really into you?
How can I say hello when I cannot make a move?

I'll tell you right now,
I'll figure out how.
I finally started to see it's just a waste of time.
Girlfriend I want you, so please be mine.

How can I read you out when you're lost in the crowd?
How can I taste your lips when they're nowhere to be found?

How can I let you know that I'm really into you?
How can I say hello when I cannot make a move?
Track Name: Brainwashed
You're wrong. These woods don't belong to you, or you, no matter what you do.
You come here with a smile and a friendly face.
I know that it's all fake.

I'm glad that I never have to see you again, I'm not your friend.
But somehow you fool everyone and get the girl.
You use her and throw her away.

She's brainwashed,
She doesn't realize that she wants more, and she's just a score to you.

And there's nothing I can do or say,
You're never gonna give us a break
You're always gonna get your way,
But I know there will be a day...
Your friends will move to another state,
They won't remember your name,
Life won't be going your way,
And I'll laugh when I hear you say,

"What did I do to deserve this pain?"
Oh, it'll make my day.
Track Name: Forty Beers
Back a couple years,
You promised forty beers, and when we got to you,
You drank them all, but that's alright now.

A couple years have passed,
I thought our plans would last and promises would hold true
But they're all ruined, you moved away and left the group.

A call would make my year, ain't that sad to hear?
Now I've got forty beers waiting for you here.
You got my hopes up, now let them down.

I see it all so clear,
Like looking in a mirror, and what I see
Has nothing in common with the semblance of a memory that we both forgot.

Your brother took your place,
You're the same in many ways, and many days
The resemblance is uncanny, so it's easy to forget.