Shut Up

by Michael Edwards

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Shut up shut up shut up Shut your mouth right now Shut your mouth now Shut your mouth now Shut it forever Don't open again Don't speak again Don't open your mouth up Shut up shut up shut up Shut your mouth right now Shut up Shut your mouth now Shut it forever Don't open again Don't you dare speak up again Would you please just shut up your mouth
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Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die. I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah. No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change, but I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold. But I'm a million different people from one day to the next I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Well I never pray, But tonight I'm on my knees, yeah. I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah. I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now. But the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now. No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change, But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold. And I'm a million different people from one day to the next I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no, no I fell in love again All things go all things go Drove to Chicago All things go all things go We sold our clothes to the state I don't mind I don't mind I was in love with the place In my mind in my mind You came to take us All things go all things go To recreate us All things grow all things grow We had our minds set All things know all things know We had to find it All things grow all things grow Cuz it's a bittersweet symphony this life
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Fineshrine 03:27
Get a little closer, let fold Cut open my sternum and pull My little ribs around you The rungs of me be under, under you I'll cut the soft pockets, let bleed Over the rocky cliffs that you leap To peer over and not forget what feet are Splitting threads of thunder over me That I might see with my chest and sink Into the edges round you Into the lakes and quarries that brink On all the edges round you, round you, round you Get a little closer, let fold Cut open my sternum and pull My little ribs around you The lungs of me be crowns over you Listen closely, closely to the floor Emitting all its graces through the pores You make a fine shrine in me You build a fine shrine to me That I might see with my chest and sink Into the edges round you Into the lakes and quarries that brink On all the edges round you, round you, round you
4.
Look at this stuff Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who has ev'rything? Look at this trove Treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Lookin' around here you'd think (Sure) she's got everything I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty I've got whozits and whatzits galore (You want thingamabobs? I got twenty) But who cares? No big deal I want more I want to be where the people are I want to see want to see 'em dancin' Walkin' around on those (Whad'ya call 'em?) oh - feet Flippin' your fins you don't get too far Legs are required for jumpin', dancin' Strollin' along down a (What's that word again?) street Up where they walk Up where they run Up where they stay all day in the sun Wanderin' free Wish I could be Part of that world What would I give If I could live Outta these waters? What would I pay To spend a day Warm on the sand? Betcha on land They understand Bet they don't reprimand their daughters Bright young women Sick o' swimmin' Ready to stand And ready to know what the people know Ask 'em my questions And get some answers What's a fire and why does it (What's the word?) burn? When's it my turn? Wouldn't I love Love to explore that shore above? Out of the sea Wish I could be Part of that world
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You're the color You're the movement and the spin Never could it stay with me the whole day long Fail with consequence Lose with eloquence and smile I'm not in this movie I'm not in this song Never Leave me paralyzed, love Leave me hypnotized, love You're the color You're the movement and the spin Never could it stay with me the whole day long Fail with consequence Lose with eloquence and smile You're not in this movie You're not in this song Never Leave me paralyzed, love Leave me hypnotized, love I saw your shape traced in the snow I found your head impressed in your pillow I heard your voice in my brother's I felt your hand when ours clasped together Listen, oh listen, I found you freezing in the cold Shaking and shaking; you didn't know who you were anymore I took you, I took you, I took you into my home I warmed you with fires and songs and songs and songs and songs I love you, I love you, you know Here I am Here you are In father's car Red fingers, green kisses Is the house too far Movin out, movin down On down the road The days move by They move so slow I miss him, I miss him I'm sure you know

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A collection of tongue-in-cheek plus totally earnest cover songs of some personal significance created in secret as a gift, but published here for all to delight in.

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released December 25, 2019

All songs arranged and recorded by Michael Edwards. Original songs by Pat Ballard, The Verve, Sufjan Stevens, Purity Ring, Jodi Benson, and The Notwist. Recorded at Waltham Pseudo Studios in Columbus, OH in Logic Pro X, mixed on Yamaha HS8 studio monitors and Audio-Technica M50s.

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