The One That Ended His Career

by Glenn Case

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I don't feel like I ask for much You might say that I'm out of touch and you'd be right because I rarely get fresh air to breathe at night I've got documents at my desk that are becoming quite a mess because I don't have an important piece of hardware that I need, it's not right You took my stapler and then you took my heart You punctured holes within it and I can't file my reports Please give them back to me I used to be so organized but, then I never realized Just how important it could be to bind several pages together And, I found that my blood won't flow if my heart can't tell it where to go You took two very special things that I can't live without You took my stapler and then you took my heart You punctured holes within it and I can't file my reports Please give them back to me And if I have to I will burn this building down because you took what was not yours and without asking I don't feel like I ask for much So, please don't treat me like a putz I may not be that bright but, I'm not the dimmest light around You took my stapler and then you took my heart You punctured holes within it and I can't file my reports Please give them back to me I do believe you have my stapler I do believe you have my heart I do believe you have my stapler I do believe you have my heart I do believe you have my stapler I do believe you have my heart
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I was rocking out at a Lollapalooza concert clone but, if I'd known what was happening I probably would have stayed home This had been planned for centuries in legend, and in prophecies When the music's just right and the backbeat shakes you to the core And you're dancing 'til your body starts to get sore You don't expect to get attacked by crafty ninjas dressed in black Rockopolousaninjananophone Now, I've been cursed and I can never go home Again Caught a glimpse of a ninja communicating on a banana phone And if I'd been thinking straight, I guess that I should have known Something didn't seem quite right and lightning flashed and filled the night So, now I'm stuck here, and the only way I can leave Is for someone to take my place the same way they tricked me I miss my family and my friends, but this Vishnu cycle never ends Rockopolousaninjananophone Now, I've been cursed and I can never go home Again The ninjas came up, they were all dressed in black and when the time was right they prepared their attack and now I have been cursed and I'll never go back home again
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I hate when all of these memories replay Within my mind just like I'm seated in an abandoned matinee And the feature on the screen will make me cringe without fail And my soda has gone flat and the popcorn's old and stale Why do I sit around and watch, What am I hoping I will face? Re-living moments in my life that I'd rather just erase One of these days, if I could ever find the tapes... But now I watch the way that it went down, and put my hands around my face Tell yourself that this was a long time ago (I know. I know, I know) And there's no sense in pretending You can be so damned condescending (Didn't you hear me, I know) I can't stand when all of these thoughts of mine take hold And I would like for it to stop, but it's out of my control It's like a car that has no brakes, And I'm watching as I drive For a place to crash this softly as I can, and still survive I've been warning all the drivers, I've been sounding on my horn To let you know that there's an accident in progress, so be warned And I can not look away, but I still don't want to see I'm just a fool that has selective photographic memory Tell yourself that this was a long time ago (I know. I know, I know) And there's no sense in pretending You can be so damned condescending (Didn't you hear me, I know)
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You know that I love you and I always have And there's always some way you're making me laugh So many good memories that enter my head Can I have your watch when you are dead? When you're not with me you're still on my mind And we always have one heck of a time So, as a memento of the lives we have lead Can I have your watch when you are dead? I'm in no hurry, I like that you're here But take care of that timepiece I don't want it to disappear! So, cuddle me closer and give me a kiss And think of how nice it would look on my wrist Please don't think I'm morbid for thinking ahead Can I have your watch when you are dead? Can I have your watch when you are dead?
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I'm inexperienced In many languages And, if I had the choice I'd get a Babel fish Because I'm uninspired And I can't get it straight But, I would like more ways To communicate My past can not be fixed It's like spaghetti code Written in C++ I just know basic, 'though But, I have never learned How complex programs run So, if I had the chance Here's what I would have done CHORUS 10 PRINT "I LEARN THINGS SLOWLY" 20 DONT GOTO 10 MY MIND READS "SYNTAX ERROR" I DO NOT COMPREHEND I know the warning signs From legends on the map But, when I notice them It's too late to adapt So, I remember them But, then I never know I can't connect it all To where I shouldn't go So, paint an X on me And you can mark the place Where I am bound to fall I'd recommend my face I'll plant my head in soil To grow like apple seeds In case you're curious Here's how my program reads: (Repeat Chorus) Proofread me please But, don't expose the facts to me I don't wanna know why Everything is not right If you must, I will listen I just won't retain a single thing Go ahead and waste your time
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Hey John I'm giving you a call Because you know we're friends Dude come on over, We can play Defender or some Yars' Revenge Be over in a minute so you best prepare to get charred 'cause after we beat Yars' again I'm gonna kick your ass at Vanguard Oh, do you think so? Oh no, I KNOW so Well, I'm the king of Donkey Kong We can't play Raiders 'Cause my mom won't let you stay that long but I've got a new game we can try out since you're free No, I don't want to play E.T. what are you trying to do to me? Just 'cause you have the record... Rich kids get Coleco Eggheads, Intellivision No one wants an Odyssey Poor kids play outside Mom came home from Sears one day with the true love of our lives Atari 2600 until we die Until we die Hey Glenn, come over, let me kick your ass at Warlords I fixed that broken paddle and I duct taped up the cords Sure thing and while the paddles are plugged in (I'll plug you in!) (You wish) We'll throw in Kaboom and then I'll double your score again (Yeah, right) Dick, don't even think we're playing Breakout I'm not falling for that trick I'd rather die before I try to break another brick Hey let's play River Raid! I'm not allowed to any more 'cause I cursed my sister out when she beat my high score She beat mine too, the stupid GIRL! Rich kids get Coleco Eggheads, Intellivision No one wants an Odyssey Poor kids play outside Mom came home from Sears one day with the true love of our lives Atari 2600 until we die We're both in our forties we both live at home we still play the games we played 35 years ago but once you find nirvana why change the situation? Atari is the journey Atari is the destination Om oni Dodge 'Em Om Om oni Dodge 'Em Om Doot do doo doo Doot do do Doot do do Doot do doo doo Doot do do Doot do do I don't want to play Home Run Aw why? Because it sucks but Adventure's fun even if the dragon looks like a duck well okay I guess but I'm getting sick of pitfall (I can't believe you said that) yeah I said it, got a problem give my fist a call! You're just upset because you never earned your patches you might play better if you clean those thick ass glasses once in a while Well my left handed joystick's the pride of Atari Force so screw you and your stupid scores! no, screw you! no way, man, forget you! so same time tomorrow, right? I can't... my wife says I have to mow the lawn you don't even have a lawn! Om oni Dodge 'Em Om Om oni Dodge 'Em Om Some of the information in this song is not 100 percent true. The Atari 2600 was originally known as the Atari Video Computer System, or VCS for short. If you had bought an Atari VCS from Sears, you'd be getting the Sears Video Arcade; More or less the same thing as a 2600, but it had a different name. One of our lyrics mentions beating Yars' Revenge. That's actually impossible, because that game does not have an ending, unless you count the Easter egg thrown in there by Howard Scott Warshaw. Oh, and here's something pretty cool! While you're playing Space Invaders, hold in the game reset switch as you power on the Atari for a nice little trick.
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Some say they have seen a gigantic living being several stories high (What's the consensus?) We're all going to die! Oh no! Run if you can 'cause Tokyo, Japan is in for big trouble Looks like the lizard is real and once he gets here, he'll reduce things to rubble There's no time to pack Run and don't look back Be careful where you hide Many won't survive By now, he's well on his way and you're gonna pay if you don't get to racin' But, look up in the skies We're facing demise from an alien invasion Yes, he is destructive and we hope he won't advance but, as it turns out he might just be our only chance Save the lizard, he will make a stand City filled with screams and deadly laser beams A full scale attack Can he hold them back? This is a dangerous place The city's a waste The battleground's epic Both sides are pummeled and wrecked With nuclear breath And death rays, electric Yes, he is destructive and we hope he won't advance but, as it turns out It's an advantage that he has Save the lizard, he will kick their ass! The air has gotten thick with broken glass, and steel, and brick the aliens are no more Hear the lizard's mighty roar And so, the battle was won and when it was done he retreated to the ocean And if we're ever attacked I bet he'll be back; at least that's what I'm hoping Yes, he is destructive partly from gargantuan girth but as it turns out You know, it could have been much worse Save the lizard, he will save the Earth
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Long ago and far away out in space There was a planet of people whose lives were quickly erased Now, I can't wrap my head around what it means To have the world that you're from reduced to rocks and debris CHORUS They say that Alderaan was beautiful I'm certain that it was They valued poetry and art And education was a must Don't bother looking for this planet It has been turned to dust Men blew it up Absolute power corrupts They pushed the buttons, pulled the lever and then Millions of voices cried out, were never heard from again The hands responsible can't wash off the blood It's a reminder of the evil that we're capable of (Repeat Chorus) Men with foes Set an example for all those who would oppose And that's why Innocent people by the millions had to die
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It's unavoidable, at times we do get sick and that's when you should lie down and get some rest But, if your illness can't be cured by time and sleep If you have insurance, here's what I suggest: Go to the Pterodactyl Hospital They will take good care of you At to the Pterodactyl Hospital In no time at all, they'll have you feeling good as new You can find it nestled way up in the hills You won't need a helicopter to arrive If your concerned that something's threatening your life Take the pterodactyl transport, and survive Go to the Pterodactyl Hospital They will take good care of you At to the Pterodactyl Hospital In no time at all, they'll have you feeling good as new Dinosaur doctors go to school for many years And they learn their trade, and win the big awards The Pterodactyl Hospital is where they work The only place to go for ailing pterosaurs
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Well, these days it really doesn't make a lot of difference how good it is that you sound Just give me that good 'ol cosmetic surgery and the album will be all around town I'm only here to make cash and I'd prefer it if it happened real fast I am the President of the Sony Entertainment Corp Ltd. Well, people all tell me how music used to matter and I'm not exactly sure what they mean So, when they start, I tell them "Get your fucking art out of my revenue stream!" Do you want to make some mad cash? Well, tell me; Do you have a nice ass? I am the President of the Sony Entertainment Corp Ltd. Hey there, hippie Go take a bath, and get clean Hey there, hippie Get your fucking art out of my revenue stream Well, I don't care how you make it fucking happen but, the album that you made better sell! You better jump up on the next bandwagon I OWN YOU! I OWN THE LABEL AS WELL! I DON'T HAVE TO FINISH THIS SONG! THAT'S WHY I KEEP THESE PEOPLE AROUND! TO DO MY WORK FOR ME! I am the President of the Sony Entertainment Corp Ltd. I am the President of the Sony Entertainment Corp Ltd.

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released April 1, 2016

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Glenn Case Spokane, Washington

I write music.

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I genuinely just love music.

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

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