Start to Finish EP

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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03:21
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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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
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02:13
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
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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

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released November 27, 2012

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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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