Don't Get Smart

by Jim's Big Ego

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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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Track Name: This Message
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
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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
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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
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I'm only gonna say this once
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I'm only gonna say this once.
Track Name: Ahead of the Curve
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!
Track Name: Jumblies
Identical to the poem - buy a book of Edward Lear and read it.
Track Name: Ambition
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
Track Name: Cheat To Lose
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.
Track Name: Ugly People
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.
Track Name: I Like to Watch
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.
Track Name: Punk Junkies from New York
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.
Track Name: Big Whoop
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.
Track Name: Feelin Groovy
lyrics not printed.
Track Name: Love Everybody
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!