Gnoming for a Revolution EP

by George Washington's Revenge

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A seven song demo debut.

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released December 10, 2007

All songs written and performed by George Washington's Revenge

Recorded at The Getaway Studio in Toms River, NJ

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Track Name: The Pilgrim Theory
It's always hard to tell if we're getting anywhere
But progress for the sake of progress
Just doesn't make much sense to me now
Here we are-
Trapped in the amber of the moment
In the shadow of a doubt
I'm getting used to the shade of this tree now

(chorus)
Sitting on this bench and thinking
Of where I'm going
And what I'm gonna be
Watch the sun come up tomorrow
Maybe we'll find out
Let's wait and see

I feel like we're all just standing on a bridge
And there's two ways we can go
We can walk across on
To new chapters of the same old storyline
Or we can take the chance to jump off and see
Just how far our bodies go now
Track Name: Pie in the Sky
You'll get pie up in the sky
In a glorious land when you die
They told you to have patience
Not to question, simply wait
And while you stood so patiently
They burned the bridge to honesty
They toasted to democracy
So we whispered, "Smash the state!"

(chorus)
We want something better
Than bottles to the ground
And every hymn for change
Starts with the smallest sound

We've read the books and seen the plans
How serotonin has been banned
Work and earn your pay
For to be happy is a crime
Money is their favorite toy
Their one and only source of joy
There are more important things in life
Than dollars, laws, and wine!
Track Name: Studio 17
We're all the same
Competing in a worthless game
No one knows the truth
One day
It just hits you
Individuality has found its long lost definition
A riot on the east coast
The plot thrown into indecision

Downbeats ripped my heart in two and left me here
I'm missing you
Twist and shout and
Throw me out
Video killed the underground

(chorus)
East coast riot
Hit the floor
Tie your shoes
Walk out the door
East coast riot
Book of lies
Punch your time card-
Suicide!

The footsteps at your door
What are you waiting for?

Watch your step
Don't make a move
Just avoid the three piece suits
Take a number
Don't take mine
Hey 17
It's your time!
Walking down the avenue
Looking out for boys in blue
Your rude boy style makes a scene
At Studio 17
Track Name: The Ballad or Mr. Smith
Throw back a bottle and toss a smile
As you sip on your Bacardi like its going out of style
But when you wake up on the street
With a dead friend by your side
There won't be any places left to hide

A mother is crying
Red and Blue will spin
There's crimson-soaked cement
A bottle full of juice and gin
A silent crowd looks on
From their dry-cleaned suits and ties
And a little girl asks her father why

(chorus)
So sing this song and sleep well
Singing, "Ain't it the life?"
But you've brought it on yourself
Hold your glass high in the air as we say good bye
We'll find out tonight

Throw back a bottle and toss a smile
As you sip on your Bacardi like its going out of style
But when you're walking crooked lines
Red and blue lights spinning bright
Better kneel because they'll be reading you your rights

So sing this song and sleep well
Screaming, "Ain't it the life?"
But you've brought it on yourself
Hold your glass high in the air as we say good bye
Track Name: Bedtime Stories for Turncoats
As the faucet drips I can't feel myself slipping away
Will I ever
Stare at the ceiling alone in my room
Counting the sheep that they cloned at a government party

Watching you march twenty-three years old
Into a world of dangers untold
A gun at your side and commands in your mind
Seeing a life collapse and unfold before your eyes

(chorus)
Now I think that it's too late
Please come home
From the acid rain to the smoke in the air
I feel so alone
Flag covered coffins arriving in planes
They don't reassure me and I don't feel safe
Watching the headlights flicker
By my window

Just in case you didn't know
Your little boy is now three years old
Will your ever get to see him?
Will you ever hold his hand?
Well his first word was, "Daddy?"
Because he doesn't understand

Sitting in a plane and waiting to leave
Hope in your eyes and a patch on your sleeve
Think of your family, can't wait to return
To a time and a place where explosions can't be heard
Will you make it back?
We don't know
Surprise attack as its time to go
You start to cry
Can't take another second
Emotions take over and you didn't expect it
Track Name: Anachronism
So I'll sing this song again as we go our separate ways
To avoid the feelings and
Go marching on and on in a cycle we won't believe in
There's a choice to make
Another heart to break and so we say
Maybe another day
Another time, Another life
Just another card that we forgot to play

One upon a midnight dreary
Deep within the silent night
The repetition of your story
Dead to me, well, you just might be…

You just might be…

So put up walls with nothing said
You've built a framework in your head
That's telling you
Not to fix this
Get up and dance, forget the fight
Throw aside your fears tonight
I'll meet you by the streetlight
There's no more passion, but I can see
That you mean the world to me
Even if its not in this game
Of romance that we've played

Once upon a midnight dreary
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore"
But I won't be your lost Lenore
And there's a chalk-line on the floor

A mystery spelled out on the floor…

Old-fashioned catastrophic romance
Where no one stands a chance
Resort to march by ourselves
Ourselves!
Track Name: Smiles and Sing-Alongs
Over the river and through the woods
In the footsteps of Thoreau
Sing-alongs through the day
Dandelion bouquets
From modern life- let go

No more dependence
No more 9 to 5
For the first time we'd know
What it means to be alive

(chorus)
As we sing…
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da-a
La da da da da da da
La da da da

Here's to leaving the city
Looking up at the sky
As we remember
Here's to shining this bright in our halcyon nights
The stars would never

Away from the concrete
Away from these fences
Away from a culture
Of too many expenses

Here's to leaving the city
Looking up at the sky
For the first time we'd know
What it means to be alive