Heavy Shit Happening

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Well I woke up early and I went to bed late
And I spent the long hours in between contemplating my fate
Philosophically
Birth, death, epiphany, depression, romance
I tried to sing about it all but everybody just wanted to dance
Oh baby sock it to me

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, I heard them say:
If it isn’t our business then it better be pleasure
‘Cause we ain’t got a lot of time and we got a lot of places to be
Don’t you know this nightlife won’t last forever? Uh-uh-uh
And when the sun comes up in the morning tell me where will we be?
Where will we be?

The melody’s sweet, the rhythm is pounding
But it’s hard to get down when
We got so much to say
Normally you couldn’t keep me from dancing
But there’s a lot of heavy shit happening
In the modern day

I was living out a lease in the city by the bay
It was a beautiful place but nobody could afford to stay
It was a real estate dream
We were busy making deals, stacking stories on the buildings
While the schools shut down and they carted all the children away
What a depressing scene

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, I heard them say:
If it doesn’t get us in the groove we’re gonna keep moving
Cause we ain’t got a lot of time and we’ve got a lot of places to be
We don’t want to dance to it if it hasn’t been proven, uh-uh-uh
And the clock is ticking on our years of living easy and free
Then where will we be?

The melody’s sweet, the rhythm is pounding
But it’s hard to get down when
We got so much to say
Normally you couldn’t keep me from dancing
But there’s a lot of heavy shit happening
In the U.S.A.
In the modern day
In Californ-I-A

Looking out on a dancefloor with nobody there
Sing a simple song like a primitive prayer
Sing a simple song til the chorus is true
A little hail fellow, well met, how do you do
Sunrise, sunset, phase of the moon
Pass a little time with a peppy little tune
Sing a simple song til the meaning is clear
Make a little love, spread a little good cheer
Anything to keep the time from passing you by
There’s so much living to do that we don’t really have the time to die

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from Natural Panic, released November 6, 2013

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Eliot Rose is the stage name of American musician Eliot Rose. eliotyrose.tumblr.com

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