Local Stealth Celebrity

by Glenn Case

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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.

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Track Name: Bottle Neck
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
Track Name: Force Field
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?
Track Name: Seems Like a Little Too Much
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
Track Name: She Makes Me Breakfast
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
Track Name: All in Good Time
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
Track Name: Easy For You to Say
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
Track Name: Stays the Same
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
Track Name: Haven't Got the Time
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
Track Name: That's How it Goes
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!)
Track Name: Numb As You Think
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
Track Name: On the Run
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
Track Name: You Do What You Can
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