Songs Of The Great Depression

by Vaughn Trapp

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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....
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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
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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...
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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
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This Boy (free) 03:09
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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....
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Honey PowR 03:08
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
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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..."
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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
10.
Ball & Chain 03:34
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
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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
12.
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

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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".

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released May 1, 2011

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

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