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by Adam Sakellarides

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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
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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 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 Kickin' and Screamin' / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we Kickin' 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 Kickin' and Screamin' / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we Kickin' and Screamin' / 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 omlette you'll 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 Kickin' and Screamin' / Buddy you ain't stoppin' we Kickin' and Screamin' / This'll hurt you more than it hurts me
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03:23
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
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You'd make a masterpiece If acrylic paints were cheap Canvas prices are steep Your aversion's woven deep Painting can offer very mixed results You can't paint the town red without an easel You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah You want to see the sights Backpack and travel light But cable's price is right Mike Rowe is on tonight Europe calls out to you collect Adventure is change you should accept You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah It's easier for a camel to pass through a needle Saving is quite the sin You could take a dive into your pile of money But you don't know how to swim So open up to us Your wallet and your trust Life's better boom or bust Before you turn to dust You need not keep your belt fastened All you have to do is cash in You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah You can't waste your money on nothing money on nothing, yeah
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02:15
When you need your caffeine So you drink your coffee But you fall asleep at three That's called addiction If 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 If you like to smoke some pot And the lyrics you forgot 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
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a winnter-take-all system / this is progress their salesmanship has been quite impress-ive gathering their own intelligence doesn't set a great precedent CHORUS I can see you but you can't see me wake up and smell the coffee they're coming to your backyard it's a toy / a fire and a spark if you don't lend, other will risk low and retain more capital hacking and tire kicking is still going on under human control, crammed with bombs CHORUS engineered at institutions rumors persist low-level but ubiquitous beef up border security they provoke a new kind anxiety
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They've super-powers beyond compare (Oh, any day) Prefer you stay out of their hair (Please go away) Their super-powers so great (Just trust us) Have trouble asking out dates (Hey, hi, uh...) When bad guys come out to play For a couple of hours they'll fight and stay out The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) feel kinda tired Cannot keep eye contact (this is awkward) Know innumerable facts (Read the forward) Say zilch for minutes on end (Skip small talk) Have just a few close friends (We'll text you) Super-camouflaged and small At parties blending into walls The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) sure could use a break Will always stay on the fence (go either way) Cannot accept compliments (ha ha no way) Don't really fly at the bar (too loud to talk) They need to go home to charge (think I'll take off) Super-fast to second-guess I assure you, they might be the best The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) The introverts (the introverts) think it's time to go home The intro— —Verts!
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In the back of Pizza Palace a dimly lit room has been set with gaudy carpeting and lots of video game cabinets Of the things that draw the crowd— one particular machine always pizza grease on the controls for players me plus three We gather up our quarters and push buttons as we stare the room is filled censored expletives and lots of gaming prayers Player four beats the boss almost playing solo, he leaves us one last quarter and he says "I gotta go" You gave your life for mine You gave your life for mine One last quarter, time by time You gave your life for mine We are one player down, but we will try to soldier on we continue feeding the machine as characters re-spawn Player three's quarters were gone and close to loss he said, "don't worry, I got it,"— finished that enemy like a boss You gave your life for mine You gave your life for mine One last quarter, time by time You gave your life for mine We're nearly out of quarters, down to me and player two the last quarter he bequeathed to me— final battle did ensue We watched the credits roll, we were proud and virtuous The victory was not mine, it belonged to all of us You gave your life for mine You gave your life for mine One last quarter, time by time You gave your life for mine
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03:23
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 Misspoken Miscarried Rose up in the blink of an eye The crowd was screaming 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 headstrong I just can't wait too long To right the wrong And wrong The Right I just can't take decisions lightly 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 But oh no, it won't get away this time I'm gathered I'm composed I spit shined my windows door-to-door I give you time I give you reason, 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
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03:27
We'd like to welcome you to Yourself one-point-oh Before we begin there's a few things you should know Contents may have shifted during the shipment But here's your gift: it comes with their compliments [CHORUS] There are no directions here to read I guess every step is up to me If a variable's false, you must move on to a "then" We all wish that we could R.T.F.M. Basic functions remain easy to use Your creators will most likely guide you through Your first few years of basic autonomy But after that you have your own being to be [CHORUS] Basic features are mostly discov'rable The learning process is creating your own rules Self-assembly is both science and an art In fact, being yourself is the hardest part [CHORUS]

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released July 21, 2013

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Adam Sakellarides Los Angeles, California

A native southern-Californian, Adam started writing songs on an old guitar from the 70s that his parents won in a raffle. He sings about love, science, politics, socially awkward people, and things like that. Now armed with witty lyrics, catchy melodies, and a bunch of mediocre jokes, he's ready to entertain you. ... more

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