Catalyst

by Glenn Case

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1.
Another year as it has come to pass With no guarantee that it won't be my last So, I'll look ahead and only glance behind and try to reach another auld lang syne And I hope I'll be the best case of me Oh, 'cause my evil twin's always been the type who can break free But, I'll stay in check and I'll watch my step so, in that respect... Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again I feel my age, but that's not how I act I'm not about to fall into that trap Walking tall, but I'm not flying blind in hopes of singing the next auld lang syne And I hope I'll learn how to wait my turn and to show some restraint, and some patience where it has been earned But, I hope I'll find at a later time that the choices were mine Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again Let's start all over again
2.
There comes a time and place when you don't want to wear those shoes Because the deadline passed and the villagers aren't amused And when my exit comes I'll take it if it makes sense You say that the door's unlocked I've never been quite convinced It's too intense And while I've learned some things I would hesitate to say I'm wise Go on and do your thing I am not one to criticize And if my exit comes I'll try not to hesitate... Can't always figure out just when it is I should wait Or make that break It's a pitchfork nation the edges are sharp Pardon my hesitation It's gonna leave a mark It's a pitchfork nation and the skies have gone dark And the torches are out watch the mob disembark And when my exit comes I'll take it if it makes sense You say that the door's unlocked I've never been quite convinced It's too intense It's a pitchfork nation the edges are sharp Pardon my hesitation It's gonna leave a mark It's a pitchfork nation and the skies have gone dark And the torches are out watch the mob disembark
3.
It can't be helped I must be careful or I'll jinx myself There's what is precious, and what can be shelved It's no big loss With my fingers crossed Sadness lies You pick your battles, and you strategize and try to stay away from active lies The hat gets tossed With my fingers crossed And like most of life It's all a balance Trip, and you might drop But, with any luck We learn to work with Everything we've got 'Though we must be brave Exploring places where the road's unpaved And no one ever will emerge unscathed I'll take my spot With my fingers crossed Stand and breathe Clear my mind, and find out what I need To be as logical as I can be More like Spock With my fingers crossed And like most of life It's all a balance Trip, and you might drop But, with any luck We learn to work with Everything we've got [SOLO] It can't be helped I must be careful or I'll jinx myself There's what is precious, and what can be shelved It's no big loss With my fingers crossed Sadness lies You pick your battles, and you strategize and try to stay away from active lies The hat gets tossed With my fingers crossed
4.
03:36
It's late, I know You don't like the cold So, I will hold the door and go in after you And, truth be told I have gotten old Time: Just where does it go? Why can't it be renewed? I was used to going first There's things you can't rehearse 'Cause this life comes without a test run And no questions are observed Back when we met (We met and my life was changed) I'd take extra steps (I'm sure you thought that I was strange) Taking the long way around (And you'd be right, but it remains) And, I'd be after you (There's no one after you) You'd smile at me (You'd smile and I would just melt) and my heart felt free (A puddle of my former self) Friends said it was meant to be (I know that I required help) That turned out to be true (There's no one after you) I was used to going first There's things you can't rehearse 'Cause this life comes without a test run And no questions are observed Love is imperfect People get hurt It's not blue skies and butterflies but it's often worth the work It's late, I know It's almost time to go Near the end of the show It's sad but, it's still true So, now I'm sure (Still, I'm not sure how this sounds) It's not what I'd prefer (I plan on keeping you around) But you asked nice a time or two (Don't you get in a hurry now) So, I'll go after you (But I'll go after you) [When all is said and done and we have reached the end] [We had a real good run through all the curves and bends] [I couldn't make this up if I would just pretend] [I will go after you]
5.
Tired of talking, exhausted by the effort, and so I'm finished.
6.
[SING ALONG CHORUS] I swear, it's kinda obscene Think that it's time to change the regime Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime (Glenn) The time for action's drawing closer every day There's only so much it can help to think and pray (Nathan) 'Cause all you get is numb when you're sitting on your hands And look what happened when we gave this piece a chance [SING ALONG CHORUS] I swear, it's kinda obscene Think that it's time to change the regime Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime (Don) Keep your eyes peeled 'cause the change might be abrupt He's a little man who has to prove that he is tough (Jason) So, watch those tiny hands, they'll try to sneak attack 'Cause when they grab you, it's a must to grab them back! [SING ALONG CHORUS] I swear, it's kinda obscene Think that it's time to change the regime Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime [SOLO] [SING ALONG CHORUS] I swear, it's kinda obscene Think that it's time to change the regime Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime (Ellis) He breaks the law, but can he get away with it? As of yet it isn't a dictatorship If we survive this, match the money to your mouth Because the time will come for us to vote him out [SING ALONG CHORUS] I swear, it's kinda obscene Think that it's time to change the regime Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime I swear, it's kinda obscene Pity that fool, like the man from A-Team Because hey, you backed the wrong team Think that it's time to change the regime
7.
The river's dry I think you said goodbye Technically I heard your words but then a fog appeared Now all I see Is unreality Things are not the way they were And so it all got weird CHORUS There's a bathroom on the right So 'scuse me while I kiss this guy I'm wrapped up like a douche Cause there's a sense of the absurd tonight The end of you and me Is breaking gravity Up is down and down is up almost like flight controls And out that door Are flying pigs that soar Honestly I don't know what to believe any more [REPEAT CHORUS] Please believe me The ground has crumbled beneath me I couldn't entertain briefly That you would go Hits like a cannon I had no understanding That this is what you were planning I just didn't know The seconds hand Will spill away like sand You can live in the real world while I'm in La La Land. [REPEAT CHORUS TWICE] Big orange head had a light on Don't carry me too far away Hold me closer, Tony Danza
8.
03:49
I'd say we start at the bottom but, that's not always true Some have an advantage from the start The men explore different paths and different floors Except the empty spot which used to house a heart And 'though there's up and downs in the cities and the towns The skyscrapers are eerily the same A path that's fraught with fraud at home and abroad It's a race to have a name within the game The elevator men Will act and they'll pretend to justify the ends, and no one is your friend And there's a penthouse suite reserved for the elite but, you cannot reach the floor without the code 'though the draw is strong to go where you don't belong You might think that you can hide it, but they'll know And you must commit when the exit sign is lit So, step lively, and please do not block doors Because to fit in with the elevator men First, you must believe that everything is yours The elevator men Will act and they'll pretend to justify the ends, and no one is your friend
9.
Excuse me I would like to buy vowels I'm not throwing in the towel But, it's crunch time now Excuse me Turn those letters if you would Found solutions where I could Progressed enough to do some good I would like to solve the puzzle It is close to complete Everything is on the line Victory so sweet The trips, money, the prizes I'd like to be the winner this week Excuse me This sentence is tough to discern I guess I'll need to lose this turn There's more money left to burn Excuse me These words, they're incomplete I'm not loving your technique Bought the U which is unique I would like to solve the puzzle It is close to complete Everything is on the line Victory so sweet The trips, money, the prizes I'd like to be the winner this week Excuse Me, Fill in the empty holes I'll pick the letters on the show Complete the words, now we're good to go Excuse me, might I get this request I'll fill up the empty text Shout "Yes" when I give my guess There's history within this, the show survived Much evolved over time since seventy-five Lights which lit, legit, in front of your eyes Within modern times - They're now computerized Exercise is wise for the mind, so combine the timeline to find the structure of the word's design Some Greek, some built upon long forgotten text I confess, the muscles in my mind, they're trying to flex So, next, I do believe in order to succeed I'll need to heed thoughts quickly, with some frightening speed 'til the puzzle's decoded, so to whoever wrote it Nicely done, it's surely difficult, my memory exploded I'll try to get it right, elude the Kryptonite 'til it's down to the letter, which is turned by Ms. White No losing turns or money, I'm just going by feel Now I'm here to win the fortune, so I'm spinning the wheel Excuse Me, Fill in the empty holes I'll pick the letters on the show Complete the words, now we're good to go Excuse me, might I get this request I'll fill up the empty text Shout "Yes" when I give my guess Excuse me There's something I still wish to convey Yes, witches get stitches, how much do ducks weigh? If it's words to wood, which will be pulled behind the sleigh Hitch the buggy up firm, then sound: the horse neigh I'd surmise I'm only kidding, it is J then K No need to be offended, or to yell out "Hey!" The words choose me, I just choose to obey Flying in upon the wind, like they're birds of prey Still I know this is something you would like to see Sticking things together like it's LMNOP So, excuse me, it isn't difficult if you try This is buy or sell, I recommend the choice of buy Word soup is in progress, I figure you know Vowel sounds which don't count for your info It's devoid of the letter, check to see, it's true HEY, ME I TRY to KNOW to DO, right by you (Hey, Me, Try, Know, Do) (Hey, Me, Try, Know, Do)
10.
I CAN'T THINK, I CAN'T THINK I CAN'T THINK BECAUSE I'M SO MESSED UP RIGHT NOW SO, TELL ME HOW TO CONNECT, TO CONNECT TO CONNECT UP TO THE INTERNET AND DON'T DOUBLE CHECK I GOT THE BEST WORDS, I GOT THE BEST WORDS I GOT THE BEST WORDS I'LL MAKE SOME UP FOR ME I'VE HAD TOO MUCH, I'VE HAD TOO MUCH I'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK I'VE HAD COVFEFE AND TEA TOO MUCH WORK, TOO MUCH WORK TOO MUCH WORK, OH YEAH, IT'S DIFFICULT I THOUGHT IT'S EASY AS HECK UNPREPARED, UNPREPARED UNPREPARED, THEY TREAT ME SO UNFAIR DO I CARE? I'D SAY NYET! I GOT THE BEST WORDS, I GOT THE BEST WORDS I GOT THE BEST WORDS I'LL MAKE SOME UP FOR ME I'VE HAD TOO MUCH, I'VE HAD TOO MUCH I'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK I'VE HAD COVFEFE AND TEA COVFEFE AND TEA I GOT THE BEST WORDS, I GOT THE BEST WORDS I GOT THE BEST WORDS I'LL MAKE SOME UP FOR ME I'VE HAD TOO MUCH, I'VE HAD TOO MUCH I'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK I'VE HAD COVFEFE AND TEA
11.
03:33
I would like to be polite and do what's right and not disturb the peace But as of now I am convinced that you can not take hints, it's time to leave Just in case you were not sure It's this way to the door... NOW GET OUT before it gets too late WHAT ABOUT this did you not get straight? NOW GET OUT because you've overstayed your welcome, yeah I don't know if you're just acting like you can not pick up on social cues But at this point my patience ended, hospitality has been abused Tired to stand and stretch and yawn It's time that you were gone... NOW GET OUT before it gets too late WHAT ABOUT this did you not get straight? NOW GET OUT because you've overstayed your welcome, yeah (Solo) NOW GET OUT before it gets too late WHAT ABOUT this did you not get straight? NOW GET OUT because you've overstayed your time NOW GET OUT before it gets too late WHAT ABOUT this did you not get straight? NOW GET OUT because you've overstayed your welcome Played yourself, son Time for you to go
12.
I saw the clock tick down for the ball to drop All the sights and sounds the senses swallow up And 'though we knew the year would reach an end Just because that's how it's always been There's many resolutions we can try and fail Never knowing what it will entail Champagne glasses full Many toasts are made People ebb and flow Tomorrow's New Year's Day And 'though we knew the year would reach an end Just because that's how it's always been There's many resolutions we can try and fail Never knowing what it will entail Tonight it's New Year's Eve and the time ahead has tricks up its sleeve The evening wanes The year will change But some things remain the same Some things remain the same Tonight it's New Year's Eve At least one number steps in to intercede The evening wanes The year will change But some things remain the same Some things remain the same [SOLO] Tonight it's New Year's Eve and the time ahead has tricks up its sleeve The evening wanes The year will change But some things remain the same Some things remain the same Tonight it's New Year's Eve At least one number steps in to intercede The evening wanes The year will change But some things remain the same Some things remain the same

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released June 14, 2017

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Glenn Case Spokane, Washington

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