HomeBrew

by Ian Pajer-Rogers

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Recorded and mixed in 2013 in Ian's home studio except live drums which were done in Jimmy's home studio.

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released 05 March 2014

Thank you, Jimmy Ray, for drumming on The Top Floor and Pales in Comparison. Thank you, Levitate, for joining me on Mega Man. Thank you, Steven Rufo, for the use of your microphone and recording essentials. Thank you, Angela Zonderman, for all the amazing album art. Thanks to everyone who listened and gave me feedback on this music.

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Track Name: Introduction
Monsters hiding under my bed
Under my bed in a suitcase I brought with me
The traveling salesman's knocking again
Knocking again but he knows I don't want any

Maybe you should move away
Pare down your possessions
And go out on the road

Or maybe you'll get used to it
Burn all of those bridges and
Reveal everything that you know

It's raining in Pittsburgh
The sun don't come out this time of year

There's no use if you're ignoring it
Ignoring it never made anything go away
The newspapers are reporting it
Reporting it, they need some blood on their front page

Maybe you shoulda picked up the phone
Dialed your favorite numbers
Inside the daylight

And maybe now you'll know
Not to wait until after dark
To try and save any lives no

It's raining in Pittsburgh
The sun don't come out this time of year
Track Name: The Top Floor
You got your rituals
To keep you comfort
They're not habitual
You have to take a number

You keep it mystical
Hoping for spooky answers
It's called conditional
On where you're going after

I'm looking down from
The top floor of your building
It's pretty empty at
The top floor of your building
How do I get down from
The top floor of your building
It's pretty empty at
The top floor of your building

You got your secrets
You won't share them
You're so insensitive
There's no time to repair them

Cue the theme song
You're headed for disaster
Any way that you
Could walk a little faster?

I'm looking down from
The top floor of your building
It's pretty empty at
The top floor of your building
How do I get down from
The top floor of your building
It's pretty empty at
The top floor of your building
Track Name: Pales in Comparison
Wolfowitz and Cheney
Homeland security
East Timor finally free
Church of the Nativity

Drumbeat to Iraq
Mr. Rogers, Johnny Cash
Lawrence v. Texas
100 dead in Warwick

George Bush wins again
School siege in Beslan
Tsunami, Aristide
Fallujah, Scooter Libby

Common 'Be,' Block Party
Interpreter of Maladies
Kyoto, Katrina
Nukes in North Korea

I don't mind all this pretty company
but it pales in comparison
Didn't see it coming when she first spoke to me
and it pales in comparison
Connie Chung ain't been on TV in years
so it pales in comparison
Maybe one day we'll look back and say
that pales in comparison

Malalai Joya
Jon Stewart Crossfire
NSA spying
A-Rod in pinstripes

Israel back at war
Paul McCartney 64
Headbutt from Zidane
Thailand coup d'etat

CIA rendition
Subprime mortgages
Virginia Tech, iPhones
Benazir Bhutto

Lehman Brothers collapse
Hillary and Barack
Washington, DC
Central Square, New York City

I don't mind all this pretty company
but it pales in comparison
Didn't see it coming when she first spoke to me
and it pales in comparison
Connie Chung ain't been on TV in years
so it pales in comparison
Maybe one day we'll look back and say
that pales in comparison

I didn't think so when you went to San Francisco
I didn't think so on Halloween
Track Name: Too Soon
Mr Sandman
Don't you hit me too hard now
Ladybug don't you fly to free
Got a good dream
I don't want to wake up now
Tell me that I'm not asleep
Was that concrete park bench
A little too hard?
Was hoping to meet you
in your old backyard

I'm gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
We're gonna dance the dark side of the moon
Gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
Tomorrow morning gonna come too soon

Looked for you on a Colorado mountain
Everything clear on el Melacón
Went up Beacon Hill just to look at all the mansions
But I came back down alone
It's been five long year since I stopped making sense
And here I go again with the same old shit

I'm gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
We're gonna dance the dark side of the moon
Gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
Tomorrow morning gonna come too soon

Gonna take this little pill and make it easier
To find you on the other side
We'll see what dreams may come tonight
And it's a little personal to see the queen in underwear
But you can trust me I won't hurt you
Baby please don't be scared

I'm gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
We're gonna dance the dark side of the moon
Gonna sleepwalk with you tonight babe
Tomorrow morning gonna come too soon

Mr Sandman
Don't you hit me too hard now
Ladybug don't you fly to free
Got a good dream
I don't want to wake up now
Tell me that I'm not asleep
Was that concrete park bench
A little too hard?
Was hoping to meet you
in your old backyard
Track Name: Mega Man
Riddles:
Lane shift got a little high so I plains drift
reinforce my defenses fuck a plaintiff
as I riff with a little bit of time
freed up let the rhyme speed up locked in and keyed
up heat up erupt like Vesuvius
fuck it man call me the grooviest some seventies
shit I got heavenly spit and my wit
is the sharpest I pull more strings than a harpist
to make some new creations
hope for standing ovations
there’s always complications
and misinterpretations
but if just a percentage of the people get it
it doesn’t mean I gotta change or even try to edit
it can’t ever bring me down and I will never let it
oh well whatever nevermind forget it

Gonna keep on running
Keep on running
Keep on running
Til my soul collides with you babe
Til my soul collides with you babe

And you think that's funny
Think that's funny
Think that's funny
All of your assumptions came true babe
All of your assumptions came true babe

Youngblood:
now i got the floor to the pedal
each direction just another score to get settled
oh these webs i weave
lights over the road got me questioning what I believe
oh how the mind deceives
what’s that ahead, no, nah it can’t be
and nothings ever what it might seem
but now i’m off the ground floating in a light beam
in a suped-up flying saucer
walking round with a hunched-up posture
cause the ceiling’s only 5 foot high
and i’m staring in the eye of a 4 foot lobster
taking giant steps for the human race
bumping Giant Steps on the interstellar-deep-space-
hyperphonic-supersonic-auditory-interface
memory's a blank slate, particles are displaced

Gonna keep on running
Keep on running
Keep on running
Til my soul collides with you babe
Til my soul collides with you babe

And you think that's funny
Think that's funny
Think that's funny
All of your assumptions came true babe
All of your assumptions came true babe

IPR:
Now I finally see which direction that I'm stepping in
got a walkie-talkie and a plot that's thickening
discerning learning got me on some dissidence
most of these bitches they don't know the fuckin difference
she got me clearance yeah we're in here illegally
she's already described every branch of her family tree
most of these people think they already know me
but seagulls don't know what's going on in the sea
you drive me to toledo
in a rented el camino
got coltrane on an old eight-track
all bass and no treble
you always liked three on the tree
but i'm four on the floor
got more bad habits than i really want to keep score

Gonna keep on running
Keep on running
Keep on running
Til my soul collides with you babe
Til my soul collides with you babe

And you think that's funny
Think that's funny
Think that's funny
All of your assumptions came true babe
All of your assumptions came true babe
Track Name: Iron City
Well you might not smell great
But you're still pretty cheap
And I knew you way back when
My ambitions ran deep
You've gotten better with the years
And oh the years how they've come
And when the bartender asks me
I say yes I'll have one

That black and gold icy cold
Foam from my iron city
And if you're in town
And you're hanging around
I'll buy you one and I might have three

I used to smoke in Oakland
Got high on top of Squirrel Hill
The years seemed so dark
While I was in Highland Park
And I never knew quite how to feel
I was a loner a stoner a rebel and a victim
Not that anything's changed
Cause I'd still take a PAT bus
If I had to do that
In the middle of the pouring rain

For that black and gold icy cold
Foam from my iron city
And if you're in town
And you're hanging around
I'll buy you one and I might have three