Songs Of The Great Depression

by Vaughn Trapp

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Vaughn Trapp is the nom de rock of veteran singer-songwriter Doug Hammond (formerly of the band "Suncatcher")

Two years in the making, SOTGD is a collection of songs inspired by the ongoing great amerikan "recession"....

There are very few artists who can pay homage to musical influences, sprinkling melodic and stylistic references, while remaining fresh and original in their own right.
Vaughn Trapp manages to do just that on his 2nd release "Songs Of The Great Depression".
The melodies are gorgeous, belying the bittersweet political/social observations beneath. The retro influences provide a historical musical framework as the album follows a linear emotional progression......
from the ironic powerpop of "Let's Be Good", the country-goth of "My Death Is Coming For Me", or the Abbey Road infused "The Boy With His Shoes Tied On".

"I literally do not give a damn about genre or stuffing myself into any one stylistic box..." says Mr Trapp whose background is in indie, alternative and classic rock.
"...I really only care about the Songs themselves and their requirements; lyric, melody, arrangement and production"
"If the song requires an 80's Rockpile approach, that's where I'll take it. If it wants R&B strings or a pedal steel guitar, that's the genre I'll inhabit for that 3 1/2 minutes. I'm out to make every song I do as brilliant as it can possibly be on its own terms....that, and i simply get bored working one vein."

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released May 1, 2011

Vaughn Trapp wrote, sang, played and arranged all songs and instruments

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Track Name: There Is A Reason For Everything
Some believe in money
Me I think it's funny
wondering where the money went

Some have superstitions
others make predictions
some believe in accidents

But there is a reason for everything...
for why the winter comes just before the Spring...
There is a reason for everything...
and i wouldn't lie to you for anything..
no, i wouldn't lie to you for anything.

Why must children suffer?
Is it so they will be tougher?
I remember mama said...
"maybe where things fall apart is trying to fix their
broken hearts with ideas from the head"

But there is a reason for everything
You wonder why the sky is high until you've seen
1000 birds take wing...
There is a reason for everything

Listen to your heart for the answering.
All will be revealed on the day of reckoning.

Tumbling in the dark
Trying to find a spark
when dreams are all that we command

Starting from a seed
Faith is what you need
to believe in things you don't understand.

There is a reason for everything....
Track Name: Keep Your Lovin' Kind
Wonder woman was a girl who tried to love me
Lady Catherine was another friend of mine
but i'd never keep your picture in my box of valentines
if you keep your lovin' kind

You're behavin' like a lady wearing colors
in a lusty hall of mirrors for the blind
I would treat you like a banker
& forgive your every crime
if you find a way to keep your lovin kind

& i'll watch the road come rising beside you
until our drivin' days are done...

there are memories that i've burned into the ceiling
of some of the angels that keep rolling in my mind
I've forgotten how they shined
i will leave that all behind
if you find a way to keep your lovin kind

I'm ready to live between the lines
if you find a way to keep your lovin kind
Track Name: Happy Days Are Here Again
the first thing that i see when i wake up
are the bits of me in your teacup...
now you're gone and the morning is pure
I check the clock and swim back in the sewer...

Catch my ride on the #12 bus
find a seat & think about us
where are we going, where have we been?
Here's my stop before i begin...

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
Sing a song of cheer my friend
Happy Days are here again

from 9 to 5 to 10 here we are
running in place we dont get very far
the keys to the kingdom seem stuck in the door...
if this is success i can't take anymore

all around me are people in stress
the past is gone the future's a mess
& Mr. Obama says now we should buy
another cup of coffee and some pie in the sky...
Track Name: Permanent Plan "B"
She's coming around here
Hell's rabbits on her trail
built like a parasite
jacked up and ready to fail
Into the fires of hell
permanent plan "B"
and if she want my love then she got to give it to me.
ye-ah eah ehh
She like a rubic's cube
reality tv star
sucks like a vampire
whatever you eat you are
plannin' to ram me
urban renewal
she's in a panic the titanic
ready to sail

He's the man who has the plan- belongs to u and me
let's call for superman sailing on the sea
(alt. swimming IN the sea)
he's the fuzz we need because amerika is free
little bunny foo foo sitting in the tree

Soul sister 'lectro shock
coiled like a cobra snake
drinkin' the hem-lock down
stuffed in an easy bake
reminds me of somebody else...
Anthony Newley
asking me "hey what's up"?
drivin' to school-ay

hey hey hey um fug
Track Name: Paradigm Shift
i am just a working stiff
i pull 8 hours then i smoke a spliff
but i feel uneasy and cast adrift
I'm going thru a paradigm shift

paradigm shift paradigm shift
i'd rather be like jimmy cliff
i'm never apathetic i'm completely miffed
i'm going thru a paradigm shift

the country's broke and my job is a joke
i'm watching it all go up in smoke
my dad's laid off my mom got stiffed
we're going thru a paradigm shift

paradigm shift paradigm shift
it's hammer time it's a heavy lift
i'd give you the answer but i haven't the gift
we're going thru…a paradigm shift

the harder they come the harder they can
the hypocrites number 1 rip-off man
The good old days were such a gift
i hope you're prepared for the paradigm shift

Paradigm Shift Paradigm Shift
pick a side in the National Rift
from out of nowhere it came so swift
Look out here comes the paradigm shift
paradigm shift, paradigm shifts
we're going thru a paradigm shift

Because you can't have love,
You can't have love,
you can't have love without law and order....
Track Name: Honey PowR
hey she loved me like she did all night
did alright till the morning light she did
No doubt! (think about it )
Lights out (shout about it)
Oh you loved me like you did all day
did all day since you came to stay……
oh it looks as though our love is made of time

Hey honey power
we only met an hour ago
i know its raining so
lets take a shower
while waiting for the power nap flower to grow

i was climbing up a tall tree
when she said like Blondie "Call Me"
but she looks much better to me from the side
No doubt (think about it )
Lights out...
i was dreaming when she found me
then she kissed and upside downed me
it's amazing how you ground me to ya dear….

hey honey power
we've only got an hour to go
i know its raining so
lets take a shower
while waiting for the power nap flower to grow

so we laugh & stay inside making love we're going to… Stealing love in secret no lie.....
you're alright
Track Name: The Boy With His Shoes Tied On
I can't feel the sun
the day doesn't last long
and i'm already tired of the winter
Don't tell me your stories i already know how they end.

But the boy with his shoes tied on
smiles on
as if everything beneath the sun belongs to everyone.

Somebody's watching you.
Somebody i don't know who is watching over you.

I'm heavy and lame and i've burned out the flame
that i've ever been given to play with.
I've run out of secrets or any desire to pretend.

But the boy with his shoes tied on
rides on
like the carousel that's spinning round
has only just begun
the boy with his shoes tied on
smiles on
and the little one standing there
is my son.....

Isn't he a boy that the wind loves
the spirit within doves
as he's coming to get you on another day so brand new
i whisper the following prayer...

"see the little boy standing there..."
Track Name: Let's Be Good
Everywhere you look
On the tv, in a book,
On the world wide web,
Seems there’s trouble all around,
Everybody wears a frown,
Stacked on top of one another just like Abu Ghraib

But spring is where you are
If you wish upon a star You can laugh again
Then all you have to do is pretend that I love you
While pretending you love me

Let’s be good Let’s be careful
Lets be sweet, Let’s be cheerful
And together we can fake it
together we can make it now

Let’s be kind Let's be loving
Let's not fight Please stop shoving
And together we can make it.....All together now.

Are you decadent and cruel?
Do you break the golden rule every chance you get?
We have problems –understood
Just once gimme something good
I don’t care whether it’s real if i can see you smile again

Put a smile on someone’s face
try to win the human race and begin again
Are we running out of time?
Then just put your hand in mine
and we can make it ….to the end

Let’s be good Let’s be careful
Lets be sweet Let’s be cheerful
And together we can fake it together we can make it now

Let’s be simple let’s be free
Let’s be honest sing with me yea
Yes and together we can make it All together now.
All together now. All together now.
Let’s be good All together now
Track Name: Ball & Chain
Ooh take me out tonight i wanna disappear with you
into the fire tonight
while looking in the mirror of you ...
and the street where you call my name is where the feelin' starts.
and the beat dancing in my head makes me fall apart.

well, You can lie about the weather
but you can't hide the rain.
are you completely sure
you wanna ride this train?
baby haven't you noticed
how the world has changed?
i'm gonna carry you woman
like a ball and chain

Ooh take me in tonight
you're beautiful and seventeen.
two wrongs makin a right
like cigarettes and gasoline.
and the beat pounding in my head makes me lose control
like a car crashing into the siren of your lonely soul.

well, You can lie about the weather
but you can't hide the rain.
are you completely sure
you wanna ride this train?
baby haven't you noticed
how the world has changed
I'm gonna carry you woman
like a ball and chain

and the look you set my soul on fire with
when we explode...
is the last thing that i remember from the motherload.

well, You can lie about the weather
but you can't hide the rain.
are you completely sure you wanna ride this train?
baby haven't you noticed how the world has changed
I'm gonna marry you woman like a ball and chain
Track Name: In The Dark With A Friend
I laid you down for an audience
& I left you swimming in the dark
I may have made a mess of all that pure innocence
but all you want is someone who remembers where you’ve been
So I’m in the dark with a friend

Dancing thru damages I steal your cane
and yet you always get it back again
I’m unafraid to play on any day that you pretend

Sometimes I think that this is how the world should end When I’m in the dark with a friend

Winding your ribbon round that long last look
When letting go is all that is required
I’ll stay up talking with you till the monsters grow tired
All wounded and wondering my blanket to your chin When I’m in the dark with a friend

I wouldn’t crack you open if you didn’t have the room
You never leave me hoping that it wasn’t such a gloomy day so
spill me some time & I’ll replace what you took
wait a while the day may come again
carefully your holy ghost is writing in the sky
with big yellow tears as we listen to the wind
when I’m in the dark with a friend

It’s easy to let go when you’re this close to the end
So I’m in the dark with a friend
Track Name: My Death Is Coming For Me
Each night as I'm going to sleep
Dreaming of appointments to keep
like a sailor who swallows the sea...
my death is coming for me.

Like a church bell awakens a town
i've seen my own body laying down...
and that's why i have to live free...
my death is coming for me.

Empty of a heart i could fill
i'd lay me down with a will.
And i see the earth turning still
and yet there's a stillness in me.

My life is the woman i vowed
to hold here yet i see in the crowd....
a stranger more faithful than she...
My death is coming for me