Don't Get Smart

by Jim's Big Ego

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02:52
I'm only gonnna say this once 'Everything you know... wrong.' I'm only gonna say this once 'Where's that horse you rode in on?' I'm only gonna say this once 'Go to your room and watch tv!' I'm only gonna say this once 'Don't get smart.' This message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message... I'm only gonnna say this once 'So long as you live in this house...' I'm only gonna say this once 'Turn this boat around!' I'm only gonna say this once 'I'm gonna fight the system from Within the system!' I'm only gonna say this once 'This is the last time...' This message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message... garbage in...garbage out nothing in...nothing...! I'm only gonnna say this once 'It's the end of the world! I mean it this time!' I'm only gonna say this once 'The Only son of god? The Only son of god?' I'm only gonna say this once 'Your IQ and personality alone determine your future.' I'm only gonna say this once 'Na Mu Myoho Rienge Kyo FuthaMuka!' This message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message will repeat itself this message... I'm only gonna say this once '' I'm only gonna say this once '' I'm only gonna say this once '' I'm only gonna say this once.
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All of my friends are doing things that I was doing when I was half their age and all of my peers are into stuff that I was into before it was the rage I used to watch tv and then I listened to the radio and got into the internet now the internetis tired I'd tell you what I'm into now but it just might start a trend to cause the stock market to swerve but I just might tell you anyway cause I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead of the curve. Yeah! Whoh-oh! Yeah! I used to know this girl who'd been abducted by aliens she'd look into my eyes and then she'd look into the sky and I got tired of that so I found this other girl who was into crank and crack and Ritalin we'd go out looking to score and then she'd start vibrating so fast so I met this other girl who was into scarification she had piercings all over her body and tatoos and stuff and I don't even want to talk about it it's really gross so I tried to find this normal girl and I went into this normal bar and asked this normal girl out she said 'don't call me girl' she didn't know what she was missing because I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead of the curve. Yeah! Whoh-oh! Yeah! So now you see me walking down the street I've got this typical style of hair and this typical style of clothes and you see me and you smile but what you don't realize is that I'm 12 years ahead of you where everything you own is retro now I'm laughing at your sense of cool because I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead of the curve, I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead I'm ahead of the curve. Yeah! Whoh-oh! Yeah!
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06:15
Identical to the poem - buy a book of Edward Lear and read it.
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05:33
What's it for? get in the car drive to far to fast eat too much - to bad don't sleep arrive in time to puke out a show shake some hands pass the tape and the bio and the card Oh, hey, way to go Toronto what's it for yeah where's it get ya you can't eat it you can smoke it you can't drink it you can't get what you want you can't want what you get desire's a fire with big red eyes and it'll leave you hungry you'd better bet you'd better stay that way to get what you can't get if you want it when you got it then it's not what you wanted anyway. Ambition... Ambition... Ambition. It's a campaign trail it's a million yard dash through houses farms and fields and barns and storms till you're out of gas and there you are walking around in the desert hungry angry proud and what's that smell yeah, what's that smell is it something gone bad? like your soul gone bad hey take your shoes and socks off check your feet nope, it's not your souls it's something burning like your house, your car, your money your releationship, your free time your honey could it be a bush? Could it be a bush? the bush that's burning burning the burning bush the bush that's burning the burning bush that's burning burning the burning burning bush the big push Ambition... Ambition... Ambition. Is this what you wanted anyway? call it dream or call it scheme you eat your heart out for more... steam. And lets just say you got it the thing you wanted you got it the thing you couldn't get when you wanted it maybe you distracted yourself long enought to get it now it's yours now what you gonna do sit by the pool do the things you want to do go out and show all your friends who hate you and everything changes hands everything changes hands everything changes hands everything changes hands everything changes hands now you're hungry hungry hungry hungry hungry hungry hungry Ambition... Ambition... Ambition. ambition yeah
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Down in the dirt with bruises on my shins I kept my shirt with everyone skins kickin the ball and kickin me and kickin back and winning Well I got tired of going to games and who is king, who is slave I made up my mind I changed my mission I found a way to sabotage the competition I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! Yeah, Yeah! And you can kick my ass! I cheat to lose! Hey, I didn't mean to spoil your fun well maybe I did but anyway I wasn't hurting anyone was I? Doesn't it suck to beat a guy who isn't trying? Like that painting of the fish that turns to frogs and keeps flying? And who is right and who's to blame who got riches who got fame you can stick it all I won't keep score Yeah I'm not playing your way anymore I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! Yeah, Yeah! I'm gonnna knock myself right out! I cheat to lose! Yeah, Yeah! Yeah, Yeah! Yeah, Yeah! Yeah, Yeah! There's a party at my house and you're all invited yeah, yeah, don't act so excited there'll be full-contact Croquet and Bridge Worship The Nerd, and Steal The Fridge Ringelivio and Capture the Flag Kung Fu Dodgeball, Winkum in drag Queen Of The Hill, and Serf Of The Pool, you know there's only gonna be one rule and that's Cheat to Lose! yeah...yeah...yeah! that's cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! that's cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! Yeah, Yeah! I'm gonn hit the ball and run to third! Whoo! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! I cheat to lose... yeah...yeah...yeah! Yeah, Yeah. Down in the dirt with bruises on my shins I kept my shirt with everyone skins.
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04:00
Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People I love ugly people beauty only sticks on the outside wooo wooo ugly goes deep deep down wo-oh wo-oh making you spend all of you money wooo wooo walking around with your frown on the ground making you try that new hairdo buy yourself a fancy car - you can't afford it making sure that no one can see you wooo wooo looking like you look like you know you really are Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People I love ugly people beauty's in the eye of the seer wooo wooo ugly is everywhere else wo-oh wo-oh that's why when you look in the mirror wooo wooo you see ugly splattered all over yourself lady on the cover of Cosmo Mr. Argyle bikini inside a GQ if they only felt they could trust you wooo wooo they might tell you they think that they're ugly people too Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People I love ugly people blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah wooo wooo blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah wo-oh wo-oh blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah wooo wooo blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah wooo wooo blah blah blah blah blah blah! Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People I love ugly people Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People Ugly People I love ugly people I love ugly people I love ugly people.
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When you talk your lips move when you laugh my heart leaps up when you smile a circle forms with your eyes I want to see you talk laugh smile with your eyes lips a circle because I like to watch We order food it's not important you twist a finger in your hair a fire flies from the window and we're breathing the same air and spoons stir it up I want to see you twist burn shine in the light breath stir it up stir it up because I like to watch because I like to watch because I like to watch because I like to watch because I like to when we walk your hips move my heart keeps time a circle forms you and I I want to see you I want to see you I want to see you we go home shut the door and pull the shade unplug the phone the rest is no one's business but our own.
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Punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York show me what to wear punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York have that fugged up hair punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York skinny as a stick punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York thin and high and young and rich and pale and sick Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Or just a long sad drag - only junkies. Punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York are in a magazine punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York you wish you could be that lean punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York you want to make that scene? punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York it's not like getting drunk, you can't get fat on junk Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Or just a long sad drag - only junkies. Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York needle in the eye punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York take a while to die punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York punk junkies from New York stick around a while punk junkies from New York, punk junkies from New York will they be the bomb when they go out of style? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Ooooh do I think they're cool? Or just a long sad drag - only junkies.
9.
02:16
In the morning, in the spring auntie sent me marketing go to town for me and get eggs to make an omellete if you're spoken to by men you should never answer them if you're spoken to by men... Big Whoop well waddly ya da miss Mary Mack your mothers back ... I had scarcely gone my way when he said to me good day he said it once he said it twice said he 'my dear I fear you shoe will flip you in the face I see the lace coming down will you will you let me tie up your shoe?' oh no kind sir my antie said that I should not reply to such good friends good friends and she's had experience! Big Whoop well waddly ya da miss Mary Mack your mothers back One riori ickery ann philiston pholiston nicholas john eavy quavy english navy stinkum stankum bonk ini mini miney mo catch a tiger by the toe if it hollers let it go my mother said to pick the very best one and it is why oh you Big Whoop well waddly ya da miss Mary Mack your mothers back Big Whoop well waddly ya da miss Mary Mack your mothers back.
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Wake up in the morning take a shower, shave my head drive my honey to her job drive my honey to her job wake up in the morning take a shower, shave my head drive my honey to her job drive my honey to her job She's a teacher of special kids I love her... Wake up in the morning take a shower, shave my head drive my honey to her job drive my honey to her job wake up in the morning take a shower, shave my head drive my honey to her job drive my honey to her job Her car is busted it's the battery won't turn over mmmm. mmmm. mmmm. Now I'm driving home but I'm not half awake I'm gonna get myself some jo, gonna get myself some jo. Now I'm driving home but I'm still half asleep I'm gonna get myself some jo, gonna get myself some jo. I get a doppio at the Carberrys listen to Yo La Tengo and XTC Love Everybody!

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Don't Get Smart" by Jim's Big Ego is an 11 song cd with a bonus CD-Rom Timewaster on it (not available on bandcamp). It features Jim Infantino on vocals, guitars & theremin, Kurt Uenala on Upright Bass and Vocals, Dylan Callahan on Drums and Vocals, David Spak on Percussion, plus special guests Jennifer Kimball, David Wilcox, Nance Pettit, Billy Jonas, Ducky Carlisle and David NieldsEngineered by Erin Anderson at Prophet Media & Eastern Front Studios, Mixed by Ducky Carlisle at Room 9 From Outer Space, Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works. CD-Rom Timewaster with extra track and poetry designed by Matthew A. Cohen & Moody Food Design.

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released September 1, 1997

Jim Infantino on vocals, guitars & theremin, Kurt Uenala on Upright Bass and Vocals, Dylan Callahan on Drums and Vocals, David Spak on Percussion, plus special guests Jennifer Kimball, David Wilcox, Nance Pettit, Billy Jonas, Ducky Carlisle and David NieldsEngineered by Erin Anderson at Prophet Media & Eastern Front Studios, Mixed by Ducky Carlisle at Room 9 From Outer Space, Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works.

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Perform a Google search for "the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music" and your top result will be none other than Jim's Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England village of Boston, Jim's Big Ego compares itself to such major players as The Great Wall of China, The Grand Canyon, Antarctica, and other things you can see from space. ... more

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