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First Jim's Big Ego album

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released October 28, 1995

Alex Smoller - bass
Ryan MacMillan - drums
Bruce Langfeld - gutar
Recorded at My Other Hat studio by Brian Doser
Produced by Lionel Cassin

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Jim's Big Ego Boston, Massachusetts

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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Track Name: Desperate Times
Let me tell you something.
All the kids I know say theres no one
who will deal with the problems that are closing in around them
they turn on the radio, it's some regurgitated pop
or some thirty year old love song that was written for their parents
don't come singing bout her hair by the window
or her eyes in the moonlight or her kisses in the morning
I don't need another song about the ocean of your love for a sweater
that you gave to your boyfriend

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times.

All the big boys say that all the best music
was written 20 years ago in their generation
well, we've had another 20 years of devistation on the planet
made real by a nation being lulled into submission
Shut Up
I don't care about the dress that she wore
when she walked through the forest on a cool summer evening
I've had it up to here with all these feel good ditties
about how life would be much better if we ignored all the problems

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times.

All around the world the guns are being kokked
and they're pointed at the others caught staring at our table
well sing up Americans cause the time may be running out
before the picture gets flipped and we're all looking down the barrel

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times
Track Name: Lionel Say
Lionel Say Hey
Lionel Say Hey

woke up this morning
wasn't feeling too well
so I went into my bathroom
and after I'd given my Self a nice quick
looking over in the mirror
I decided it was about time
to take a shower
so I scrubbed my Self down
and I washed my Self off
and I got my Self nice and clean
went into my bedroom
and read a magazine

Lionel Say Hey
Lionel Say Hey

they say you can get anything you want
if you're in the mood
they say the world is just a stage you're on
or going through
you can go anywhere in India
and ask someone for the time
because the world is made of doughnuts
and you're a lemon rind

Lionel Say Hey
Lionel Say Hey

Last night I had a dream
and in this dream America came right into my home
knocked on my door
walked on my rug
sat me down
and said
"Well I know it's not too funny
but money makes money
and money willl keep you alive
and it may not make you happy
but at least it makes money
the best thing for which you can strive
well the world is like a symbol
and it's money in the middle
and it's money will keep it go round
and if it makes you crazy well
just think of all that money
and throwing all that money around"

Lionel Say Hey
Lionel Say Hey
Track Name: Under the Atrium
Fred from accounting
making wishes
trash in the fountain
silvery fishes
tuna fish sandwitch
six fifty
the Atrium clock
one thirty already

MacBeth at the Xerox
he's a player
pretending he's fighting
a forest of paper
and lovely Ophilia
she's frowning
typing for money
and drowning

Taxi cab dance
near misses
passenger lovers
near kisses
the Atrium garden
is glowing
she's locked outside
it's snowing...
Track Name: Can't Fall Down
I'm gonna lie down on the kitchen floor
can't fall down from here
that's what gravity is for
and I'm not gonna think at all
can't fall down from here
I didn't fall

and you can lie to me again
but you can't let me down
I've got nowhere else to go
my head is on the ground

Got my cheek on the cold tile
can't fall down from here
I stay like this a while
and listen to the underground
no - I can't fall down

and you can lie to me again
but you can't let me down
I've got nowhere else to go
my head is on the ground

and you can say you'll be my friend
it don't mean anything at all
I don't need a hand up
don't lie - I didn't fall

Up there's the bottom of the shelf
can't fall down from here
I don't understand myself
It's like when I was three
can't fall down from here
the underside of things I see

and you can lie to me again
but you can't let me down
I've got nowhere else to go
my head is on the ground
and you can say you'll be my friend
it don't mean anything at all
I don't need a hand up
don't lie - I didn't fall
I just lay down is all

gonna lie down on the kitchen floor
can't fall down from here
can't fall down from here
I can't fall
Track Name: Butthead
Don't remember the seventies
so I guess I'm a butthead
I watch too much MTV
so I guess I'm a butthead

not my fault the world is torn
people just keep getting born
yeah, I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead

Mom and Dad were flower kids
so I guess I'm a butthead
I was five when punk was dead
so I guess I'm a butthead

I learned to say no to drugs
yes to condoms no to hugs
yeah, I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead

Too much violence on the tube
so I guess I'm a butthead
that's why all the kids are rude
butthead

I might bring a gun to school
you might think I'm really
scared
yeah, I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead

When I was ten the radio went retro
made my parents think about their youth
they say that back then kids like me were smarter
and everybody says that it's the truth

Now I don't want to wonder why
so I guess I'm a butthead
not fun till you loose an eye
butthead

I know what I'm supposed to be
nine oh two one oh and bee-vis
yeah, I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I'm a butthead.
Track Name: Someday Cafe
I used to go down to the Someday Cafe
that hip little spot down the road but
then I looked around and saw everybody doing it
so I went and had my coffee alone but
I don't want to sulk because that's so alternative
and alternative is so mainstream
everybody's giving up {repeat} --- the evil bean
so I can't drink my coffee and I can't give it up
and decalf is so mundate
I just thought about blowing my brains out
but that's so Cobain
you know everybody's trying not to be just like everybody
[repeat]
and I don't want to be like that.
Track Name: Bite Me (Hard)
Thank you very much that's a really nice offer really thank you very much what a really nice offer oh how could i refuse such a really nice offer thank you thank you thank you thank you
thank you really
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard!

I'm sorry, did I offend you just now
pardon me I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you
really I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you
should I like change my attitude
should I change my whole way of being
huh? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry.
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard!

AAAAAAA! aiiii aiiii! AAAA!
I just must be dreaming
I feel like I'm dreaming or sleeping or something
It's so surreal it's like I'm dreaming or sleeping or maybe somebody slipped something in my coffee like some nasty acid or somekind of like adreinaline or something
because it's so weird I feel like I'm dreaming or sleeping or something because did you just say that to me?
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard!
bite me hard! I think I'm dreaming! bite me hard
I must be asleep bite me! bite me! oh no, bite me! bite me! bite me hard! bite me hard! AAAAaaaa!
Track Name: Don't Look Down
For your sake I hope there is no afterlife
don't look down, don't look down
so you don't see the mess made of you suicide
don't look down, don't look down

I hope there are no radios where you are
cause you don't want to hear what's going on
cancel all your magazine subscriptions
now

somewhere Jimmy Morrison's explaining it
and somewhere there's a talk show being born
and somewhere we're already sick to death of it
yeah

Mom said it was the heroin that did it
newspapers say it was the fame
I say it was the shotgun what's the difference
there won't be another album
shame

somewhere you got someone reading Hemmingway
and somewhere there's a teenager to frown
and somewhere a boy drags guns out of the river
yeah...
don't look down
Track Name: I Should Be with You
Being who we are
seeing what we see
going where we go
you should be with me

Knowing what we know
doing what we do
knowing where we've been
I should be with you

and it seems that life could be any other way
than this room this street this sky
I remember I was crying yesterday
but now I can't remember why

On my bedroom wall
in a photograph
under the waterfall
where I made you laugh

and how coud life be any other way
than this house this tree this sky
I remember I was crying yesterday
but now I can't remember why

Life is so unclear
never know what's true
please don't leave me here
I should be with you
I should be with you
I should be with you
I should be with you
I should be with you
Track Name: Vandals
At night they go out and paint the town
a doorway, a stairway, a hall
in the heart of the city when there's no body else around
Dream writes dream on a big blank wall
and Progress has got his face in a magazine
and Stress has got a bucket of blue
when the cops come,
man they're gonna split the scene
they inline down the alley away from view

and Dream dreams of the future
and Progress dreams of clean
and Stress only dreams about stress
all over everything
and who would sing about a couple of vandals
Progress and Stress and Dream
dream

Stress has got a kind of brush says it's japanese
brags that he can tag about the size of a bus
and Progress has got a pen in a pocket
leaves a neat mark on a call-box
and when it's dawn Progress says 'I've got to get some sleep'
mmm-mmm-mmm says 'I never get enough
I'm in school I want to be an architect'
Stress says 'Man, you're just like the rest of us'

and Dream dreams of the future
and Progress dreams of clean
and Stress only dreams about stress
all over everything
and who would sing about a couple of vandals
Progress and Stress and Dream
dream

Dream goes home and she dreams a dream
in color, red, yellow and blue
on the biggest blank wall that you've ever seen
up there with the billboards
just like the big boys

and Dream dreams of the future
and Progress dreams of clean
and Stress only dreams about stress
all over everything
and who would sing about a couple of vandals
Progress and Stress and Dream
dream
Track Name: Room
Come right in
watch your head
you can put your stuff over there
what other room, well there is no other room
this is it.
Well I don't own it
I just rent it from a guy
with a great big house out of town
He's got a big back yard
where he can spread his arms
and run and run and run and run
and I want a little space I can call my own
and I want a little time to be alone
and I want to move out in all directions
I want room

What was that?
Yeah what was that?
Must be those kids up stairs
sometimes I think they want to
blow this whole place up
well I don't blame them
banging on the walls
and playing thier music loud
in a bad old world
you got to bang out a space
to live and grow and move and choose
and I want a little space I can call my own
and I want a little time to be alone
and I want to move out in all directions
I want room

and I want to be with you
and I want to be alone
and I don't want to go out
and I don't wnat to stay home
and I want a little space I can call my own
and I want a little time to be alone
and I want to move out in all directions
I want room
and I want a little space I can call my own
and I want a little time to be alone
and I want to move out in all directions
I want room
room...
Track Name: She Turns Me On
Well I'm standing in the dirt,
I'm squinting in the sun
and she's over there with that great big gun
and she knows how to shoot it
and shoot it good she'll put a two inch hole
at twenty yards in a Chevy's hood
ooh baby she turns me on.

She's just a hundred twenty pounds
and just five foot five
but when it's one on one I just try to survive
I get flipped on my back
she caught be by surprise
and I'm looking up into her big brown eyes
ooh baby she turns me on

Don't mess with my baby cause she'll mess you up
I got to pour it on she's got a great big cup
she's no dainty pinky lady
she's got muscular hips
fire in the belly and firey lips
I look into her eyes and I start to sway,
I'm the rabbit on the highway I can't get away
she's an eighteen wheeler
with the cabin in the cab
and when we go out drinkin
she picks up the tab
ooh baby she turns me on

well she drives me crazy and she drives real fast
and she makes beleive that we're out of gas
on a moonlight night
when the stars come alive
she stops the car and we go for a ride
ooh baby, she turns me on
Don't mess with my baby cause she'll mess you up
I got to pour it on she's got a great big cup
she's no dainty pinky lady
she's got muscular hips
fire in the belly and firey lips
Now some guys say that I'm under her thumb
but not to my face unless they're real dumb
cause I can hold my own and she can too
its amazing what a little cooperation can do
cause I like to dry and she likes to clean
and we both like to cook if you know what I mean
ooh baby, ooh baby, ooh bay, she turns me on
Track Name: Darlene
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
where the hell you been
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
why'd you leave?
we've been
waiting here
since we
saw your tail light dissappear

Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
life is such a drag
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
that's why we want you back
you know Eddie got married
he said he couldn't make you stay
and Judy bought that house you said you liked

Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
I always think of you
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
when theres nothing on the tube
you know Jerry bought those wheels
he told you they would make him free
but payments are like hell
he might be in that factory job forever

and evenings here never used to be so blue
before your noisy bike came gliding through

Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
where the hell you been
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
why'd you leave
we've been
waiting here
since we
saw you tail light disappear
Darlene