Local Stealth Celebrity

by Glenn Case

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1.
Bottle Neck 04:06
Think ahead, but you can only get so far There are factors you can't know until you're there And all the best laid plans may come to fall apart But just stay alert and stay aware CHORUS And by design I feel like I'm slowing down But, it might just be that I am taking all this in and still adjusting I hope it works, but I am first to admit There could be a wreck, or bottle neck, but I'm not there yet. At least that's something. I'd like to think I don't have all that much to prove Despite mistakes, occasional regrets I just hope that I can keep this running smooth at a faster pace than baby steps And by design I feel like I'm slowing down But, it might just be that I am taking all this in and still adjusting I hope it works, but I am first to admit There could be a wreck, or bottle neck, but I'm not there yet. At least that's something and there's nothing that I'm stuck in [BREAK] And by design I feel like I'm slowing down But, it might just be that I am taking all this in and still adjusting I hope it works, but I am first to admit There could be a wreck, or bottle neck, but I'm not there yet. At least that's something I have trust in, I'm not bluffing
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Force Field 03:19
Blast from the past, and I crash and I burn again I may never win. That's all right, it's just part of the game Disintegrated to ash fairly fast on my turn, and then I'll have reached the end. That's how it always has been Deploy Force Field! We're taking damage again And of course we'll Do all we can to defend Deploy Force Field! Evasive action at hand, what's the plan? Kept my eyes on the prize and it's wise for perspective's sake But, beware your fate if you don't keep an eye where you're at. When things get intense it makes sense to just take the bait But don't be too late or you'll fall into the trap Deploy Force Field! We're taking damage again And of course we'll Do all we can to defend Deploy Force Field! Evasive action at hand, what's the plan? Just be careful how you fly Knowing everyone will die And no matter how you climb There is only so much time Blast from the past, and at last I return instead Like an ancient friend, unaware of all that I became I smile, and I laugh because that's how I keep my head There may be a threat, but still it's always the same Deploy Force Field! We're taking damage again And of course we'll Do all we can to defend Deploy Force Field! Evasive action at hand Deploy Force Field! We're taking damage again And of course we'll Do all we can to defend Deploy Force Field! Evasive action at hand, what's the plan?
3.
I can't figure it out despite all the pins on the map now Triangulate what the pattern could mean. Set the scene A puzzle not meant to be solved It's best if you don't get involved The dominoes stack and then crash to the ground What a sound! It seems like a little too much Still, I'm not sure that I'm gonna trust all the words that are all on their way 'Cause they don't quite match with what you say Evidence, but I'm still on the fence and alibis make perfect sense when the story checks out, but it seems well rehearsed That's a first... I never had reason to doubt that somehow, some way the truth gets out But, the more that I see of the picture below I don't want to know It seems like a little too much Still, I'm not sure that I'm gonna trust all the words that are all on their way 'Cause they don't quite match with what you say I was fine not knowing what I know So why did it have to go quite like a murder mystery show unsolved, but I'm getting close and it Seems like a little too much Still, I'm not sure that I'm gonna trust all the words that are all on their way 'Cause they don't quite match with what you say It seems like a little too much Still, I'm not sure that I'm gonna trust all the words that are all on their way 'Cause they don't quite match with what you say Did you really have to betray? You chose your fate
4.
I lose track of time and I stay up late I can sleep like a boulder and be undisturbed through the night And I've got to be back to work before 8 I'm not sure how I'd do it all if it weren't for my wife, 'cause She makes me breakfast She wakes me up until she knows that I'm awake She makes me coffee, I don't expect this It's a nice start to the day Wake up to her voice and a bowl in her hands And I make sure to thank her for all of the effort she took She doesn't have to do all that she plans but it's great that she does, and she's really an excellent cook and She makes me breakfast She wakes me up until she knows that I'm awake She makes me coffee, I don't expect this It's a nice start to the day And now and then if I get up before her I return the favor when I can, somehow If I don't burn the kitchen down! (Solo) She makes me breakfast She wakes me up until she knows that I'm awake She makes me coffee, I don't expect this It's a nice start to the day She makes me breakfast She wakes me up until she knows that I'm awake She makes me coffee, I don't expect this It's a nice start to the day Now we're on our way
5.
I'm not sure what derailed the train of existentialist thoughts within my brain I think, therefore I am 'cause I can If all that I am's what's left behind And there is no way to press rewind I suppose, I can live with what I chose How, and when, and where and why you're gonna go All in good time you will know All in good time you will know And if someone's in charge up there running the show All in good time you will know All in good time you will know Complimentary ride inside a hearse I'm in no rush to get there first but I know, one of these days I will go The older I get the more I see the limited time we have to be who we are, ashes to dust And we're gone How, and when, and where and why you're gonna go All in good time you will know All in good time you will know And if someone's in charge up there running the show All in good time you will know All in good time you will know And since that's how it is Let's live while we can live All in good time you will know All in good time you will know And if someone's in charge up there running the show All in good time you will know All in good time you will know
6.
For nearly half of my life That's how long you have been my wife And it is what it is, when it's right it is right It's not always perfect, but still It's undeniably real So, you know we can talk, you can say how you feel If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say, despite how it sounds If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say Look at how long I've been around I've been around This weekly routine of mine I'd say I like it just fine And we meet up for lunch almost all of the time And from the moment we're home Our heads both locked to our phones But at the end of the day, you know you're not alone If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say, despite how it sounds If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say Look at how long I've been around I've been around All things considered, we're doing okay I do what I can now, day after day to make it easy for you to say If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say, despite how it sounds If you would ask me if I should go or stay It's easy for you to say Look at how long I've been around I've been around I've been around I've been around
7.
Oh... No, I hadn't noticed The present matches the past so close it's out of focus And I'm willing to bet that what's yet still to come's just as dumb So, it's becoming clearer There's no need for a camera, no need for mirrors I can see for myself with no help, I can still reach the shelf Growing too wild to ever tame If it's insane it stays the same And at this point it hurts my brain If it's insane it stays the same Picture's askew, and so's the frame If it's insane it stays the same And, so I'm glad you came It's such a strain It won't help to complain No, I appreciate it But, I'm all too aware that I have barely made it I'm facing the facts, and so that's how I've learned to relax Growing too wild to ever tame If it's insane it stays the same And at this point it hurts my brain If it's insane it stays the same Picture's askew, and so's the frame If it's insane it stays the same And, so I'm glad you came It's such a strain It won't help to complain Unchanging and unyielding Unchanging and unyielding Unchanging and unyielding Unchanging and unyielding Unchanging and unyielding Growing too wild to ever tame If it's insane it stays the same And at this point it hurts my brain If it's insane it stays the same Picture's askew, and so's the frame If it's insane it stays the same And, so I'm glad you came It's such a strain It won't help It won't help
8.
There is so much left to do I won't make excuses, I know that this is not on you I just don't know where to start To throw it together, I'll break it apart and now I'll Mark it all off one by one And eventually, I will get things done But, still I Haven't got the time, haven't got the time It's not that I don't care No, I haven't got the time, haven't got the time No minutes left to spare I fully admit I'm not at the best at this Please pardon my absence and my exodus You might not suspect this, but I'm sure you'll see it fits Try to prioritize it all But, I get overwhelmed and upset, and then I hit a wall And when I stop and sit to breathe There's no trick in my book, and no ace up my sleeve and so I Rarely every ask for help 'cause I know that I have done this to myself And I just Haven't got the time, haven't got the time It's not that I don't care No, I haven't got the time, haven't got the time No minutes left to spare I fully admit I'm not at the best at this Please pardon my absence and my exodus You might not suspect this, but I'm sure you'll see it fits And I know I could change my mind Do it myself, and not co-signed But, it is not how I'm designed, so I Haven't got the time, haven't got the time It's not that I don't care No, I haven't got the time, haven't got the time No minutes left to spare I fully admit I'm not at the best at this Please pardon my absence and my exodus You might not suspect this, but I'm sure you'll see it fits
9.
I'm out of gas now, but I can't let this be the end I'm on a mission, so I will come back again and again I'll keep on trying, and push myself until I'm spent It's time to re-invent Avert the crisis, and correct the mistakes Make an assessment. Sometimes you won't have what it takes And it's all right if it's just time to apply the brakes That could be my fate That's how it goes Everyone knows That's just how it goes Sometimes you will win and sometimes you won't And that's how it goes And I've got passion, it's just how I live and breathe I'm taking action, working hard and I truly believe Practice makes better* until I'm good as I can be We'll have to wait and see There's limitations, so I'll just work with what I have And with some patience, I will improve on what used to be bad With conversations I can look back on and laugh Further down upon that path That's how it goes Everyone knows That's just how it goes Sometimes you will win and sometimes you won't And that's how it goes That's how it goes You just keep coming back until the end of that road That's how it goes I suppose that it's just how it goes [Break] That's how it goes You just keep coming back until the end of that road That's how it goes I suppose that it's just how it goes That's how it goes You just keep coming back until the end of that road That's how it goes I suppose that it's just how it goes I suppose that it's just how it goes I suppose that it's just how it goes * Special thanks to Nathan Lansing for "Practice makes better" (and "Local Stealth Celebrity" for that matter!)
10.
I can feel pain That's no surprise It's almost the norm I'm cold and I'm drained, shaking and trying to get warm I'm feeling sick, needing some rest I'll get what I can So, be unimpressed if that makes me less of a man I'm out of commission Needing some repairs But, still I would have to say it's been fair Moving ahead at a slower pace I'm limping along This isn't a race That's good, 'cause I won't finish strong And when I speak, I'll puff out my chest My face will be brave I'll grit my teeth and nothing will be betrayed I'm out of commission Needing some repairs But, still I would have to say it's been fair I'm not as numb as you think The hurt and the anguish comes through as distinct You know I'm not on the edge, but I'm close to the brink No, I'm not as numb as you think I'm not as numb as you think The hurt and the anguish comes through as distinct You know I'm not on the edge, but I'm there at the brink No, I'm not as numb as you think And when I speak, I'll puff out my chest My face will be brave I'll grit my teeth and nothing will be betrayed I'm not as numb as you think The hurt and the anguish comes through as distinct You know I'm not on the edge, but I'm there at the brink No, I'm not as numb as you think I'm not as numb as you think The hurt and the anguish comes through as distinct You know I'm not on the edge, but I'm there at the brink No, I'm not as numb as you think I'm not as numb as you think
11.
On the Run 04:48
My memory plays back the scene of the crime There's no looking back for me but, soon enough I'll be free And maybe the details will fade over time When they are not discussed Gone, in a cloud of dust I'm known to be careful, alert, and discreet But, I was off my game It never will be the same And one little slip-up is all that you need and then you can't ignore the writing that's on the wall It's how you react when you've crossed that line No loose ends that are left behind Sometimes that's how you gotta get things done (I'm on the run) You can't get sloppy when you're on the job No room for error and it just won't stop Not until the 'all clear' has come (I'm on the run) (solo) Increasing the distance and getting away As far as I can go but, somehow it feels too slow There's nothing more than I can do or can say Because, I won't be around That life's behind me now It's how you react when you've crossed that line No loose ends that are left behind Sometimes that's how you gotta get things done (I'm on the run) You can't get sloppy when you're on the job No room for error and it just won't stop Not until the 'all clear' has come (I'm on the run) So, I fled from the scene I awoke and it wasn't a dream So, I've got to make the most of this backup scheme It's how you react when you've crossed that line No loose ends that are left behind Sometimes that's how you gotta get things done (I'm on the run) You can't get sloppy when you're on the job No room for error and it just won't stop Not until the 'all clear' has come (I'm on the run) It's how you react when you've crossed that line No loose ends that are left behind Sometimes that's how you gotta get things done (I'm on the run) You can't get sloppy when you're on the job No room for error and it just won't stop
12.
Ooh ooh, Dah Dah Dah Ooh ooh, Dah Dah Dah Almost as soon as I'm caught up there's more to do Stay resilient with a show of fortitude And if I should get in my own way That's no surprise But, I can tell myself to kindly step aside Just not quite that polite! Upon my face there is no look of innocence It's not my first rodeo No coincidence And if I should get in my own way That's no surprise But, I can tell myself to kindly step aside Just not quite that polite! What do you do when there are things that don't go to plan? You do what you can Ooh ooh, dah dah dah Ooh ooh, dah dah dah And if there's one thing I have learned over time It's that things won't always go to your design And if I should get in my own way That's no surprise But, I can tell myself to kindly step aside Just not quite that polite! What do you do when there are things that don't go to plan? You do what you can When it gets hectic and out of hand You do what you can

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Written and recorded in February of 2016 during February Album Writing Month.

Proudly released on Any And All Records - anyandallrecords.com

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released February 29, 2016

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Glenn Case Spokane, Washington

I write music.

I listen to music.

I genuinely just love music.

I have a song available in "Rock Band" and that makes me smile.

Yeah, I'm the guy who did the soundtrack for "The New Adventures of Captain S".

I probably release too many albums, but I do attempt to find a good balance between quality and quantity.

Thank you.
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