They're Tearing Up The Street (Tale of the Failed Donut Mission)

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The main riff in this song is sampled directly from a song I wrote for the soundtrack to the game They Bleed Pixels (theybleedpixels.com).

Once again, I find myself inspired by actual events and choose to discuss them via music. Enjoy!

I recorded this on August 21, 2011 using my netbook, Reaper, WaveLab 7, a Korg Kaoss Pad Quad, Korg Kronos Music Workstation, Korg iElectribe for iPad, and a Samson Meteor Mic for the vocals.

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I leave my house at two o'clock to get down to the store
But I can't make it twenty feet away from my front door
I pull up to a roadblock, hit the break hard with both feet
Traffic's at a standstill 'cause they're tearing up the street

They're tearing up the street, tearing up the street
They're tearing up the street just like they did last week
Pounding on the pavement with jackhammers everywhere
Dust rising all around them like a scene in a nightmare

Why do they got to tear up the street, every week?
Do they not know of all the havoc that they wreak?
They pound, make noise, they work for hours, while I'm trying to sleep
Who knows what evil they will awake by digging so deep

I should have taken my bike, hell walkin's still much faster
They're tearing up the street again and traffics a disaster
I just wanted some donuts now I'm stuck on the road
This is why before I leave I always hit the commode.

They're tearing up the street, tearing up the street
They're tearing up the street just like they did last week
Causing traffic chaos, it's down to one lane each way
They're tearing up the street all night and every single day

Why do they got to tear up the street, every week?
When I drive by they point and they stare, and call me a geek
They pound, make noise, they work for hours, while I'm trying to sleep
Who knows what evil they will awake by digging so deep

Been out my house for so long I forget my donut mission
To make it worse there's some dumb jerks who just had a collision
Up on the road ahead they stop and get out both they trucks
To inspect all the damages and all each other fucks

They're tearing up the street, tearing up the street
They're tearing up the street just like they did last week
Why did I even leave the house, why did I even bother
Why can't they just deliver donuts? I'd pay ten extra dollars!

Why do they got to tear up the street, every week?
Do they not know of all the havoc that they wreak?
They pound, make noise, they work for hours, while I'm trying to sleep
Who knows what evil they will awake by digging so deep

They're tearing up the street, tearing up the street
They're tearing up the street just like they did last week
Since six am to ten at night these fucking guys are there
Makin' constant noise and they ain't going anywhere

Why do they got to tear up the street, every week?
When I drive by they point and they stare, and call me a geek
They pound, make noise, they work for hours, while I'm trying to sleep
Who knows what evil they will awake by digging so deep

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from CLEAN MY DUCTS, track released August 21, 2011

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MEGASHAUN Toronto, Ontario

Shaun's silly synth solo music project. See megashaun.com for more of his work, music and otherwise!

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