The One That Ended His Career

by Glenn Case

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released April 1, 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: Stapler
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
Track Name: Rockopolousaninjananophone Eternal - The Vishnu Cycle
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
Track Name: Condescending Prick
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)
Track Name: Can I Have Your Watch When You Are Dead?
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?
Track Name: Don't Go To...
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
Track Name: Atari 2600 (w-JB of the JBB)
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.
Track Name: Save the Lizard, Save the World
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
Track Name: Ode to Alderaan
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
Track Name: Pterodactyl Hospital
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
Track Name: I am the President of the Sony Entertainment Corp. Ltd.
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.