Start to Finish EP

by Adam Sakellarides

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released 27 November 2012

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Track Name: Buzzing Loudly (The Nerd Anthem)
You're smarter than the rest of us
You're a fan of The Calculus
You don't think coefficients are such a gosh darn drag

You know your digits
Your TI knows no limits
It's time to take a bow so you can brag

If you like to do your calculations
Sum up a very different nation
There's no need for further speculation:

Sing because your math skills are acute
Sing because your grammar's quite astute
Sing because your heart is very proud
Sing because your mind is buzzing loud
ly

You're quite a Nazi
You play Word Yahtzee
You shout your Robert Frost to the rafters

Thou wouldst have more of it
Of Shakespeare and Vonnegut
You're on a first-name basis with Lenscrafters

There's no such thing as synonyms
Draw this up like a homonym
Stand up; you're part of a great nation:

Sing because your math skills are acute
Sing because your grammar's quite astute
Sing because your heart is very proud
Sing because your mind is buzzing loud
ly
Track Name: Curiosity
My lineage includes a line of faithful pioneers
You invested in me with your brain trust for many years
You programmed me with panoramic eyes
Got my Uncle's engineering skills and my Russian mother's drive

I've got curiosity
I knew it got the best of me
When I escaped velocity
I'm falling
I'm falling
I'm falling

I was conceived behind the hills of Hahamonga park
Three hundred fifty million miles, never thought I'd venture far
I may be slow, sir, but I know that I'm smart
It takes me fourteen minutes but I send you works of art

I've got curiosity
I know you'll get the best of me
Yeah I escaped velocity
I'm falling
I'm falling
I'm falling

It's cold and lonely way out here
There is no friendly atmosphere
And though this isn't quite the trip of my dreams
I'd rather be way out here than assembling

Exploring my new world, with my laser set on "stun."
All it took was giving up the comfort of the sun
Letting go. I know it's never fun
And though I know I just got here my journey's just begun

I've got curiosity
I knew it got the best of me
When I escaped velocity
I'm falling
I'm falling
I'm falling

I've got curiosity
I'm only mission number three
Yeah I escaped velocity
I'm falling
I'm falling
I'm falling
Track Name: Kicking and Screaming
Let's elevate you / Let's celebrate you
Let's strap a rocket to your back so we can see if you can fly
Go into a dive / You're wanted alive
In fact, you're not allowed to come on back if you're still good to drive

You call us reckless
But you're the mess, here
Please don't make us drag you

Kicking and Screaming / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we
Kicking and Screaming / This'll hurt you more than it hurts me

This comes once a year / Your friends are all near
It's your party here and we will not allow you cryin'
We're flying so high / Your probably won't die
I'm glad you didn't notice that I just said "probably"

You call us reckless
But you're the mess, here
Please don't make us drag you

Kicking and Screaming / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we
Kicking and Screaming / This'll hurt you more than it hurts me

Now the night is done / Let's have some more fun
Hey they're singing "Closing Time" but I know quite the local gem
Not too far to walk / Forgot how to talk
The best omelet you will ever have you'll have at 3 AM

You call us reckless
But you're the mess, here
Please don't make us drag you

Kicking and Screaming / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we
Kicking and Screaming / This'll hurt you more than it hurts me
Track Name: Addiction
When you need your caffeine
So you drink your coffee
But you fall asleep at three
That's called addiction

When you like to have a beer
And then you have one more
And then you're on the floor
That's called addiction

I would love to help you
But I forgot steps two through twelve
I would love to help you
But I can only help you help yourself
With your addiction

When like to pick up chicks
But you act like a total dick
and you should probably be fixed
That's called addiction

I would love to help you
But I forgot steps two through twelve
I would love to help you
But I can only help you help yourself
With your addiction

When you like to smoke some pot
And the lyrics you've forgot
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
That's called addiction

I would love to help you
But I forgot steps two through twelve
I would love to help you
But I can only help you help yourself
With your addiction
Track Name: Long Way Up (The Ballad of Dean)
I'm battered
I'm bloody
I'm injured
I studied

Each procedure and each tactic,
But things were flying, things were frantic

I'd taken
I'd rallied
Mispoken
Miscarried

I rose up in blink of an eye.
the crowd was screaming, and so was I

It's a long way up
But it's never too far to climb
It's a long way up
I'm rising right into my prime

Outspoken
and head strong
I just can't
wait too long

To right the wrong, and wrong the right
I just can't take decisions lightly

I'm smarter
I'm stronger
I mince words
No longer

Make it better, or stay the course
This time I've picked a winning horse

It's a long way up
But it's never too far to climb
It's a long way up
I'm rising right into my prime

I can see headlines
They can see hairlines
I can see foul play
It won't get away this time

I'm gathered
I'm composed
I spit-shined
my windows

Door-to-door, I'll give you time
I'll give you reason, I'll give you rhyme

It's a long way up
But it's never too far to climb
It's a long way up
I'm rising right into my prime