We Were the Future

songs by Michael Amo and Rick Fathers

SONG OF THE MONTH/JULY 2016

July 1, 2016
michael

 

Here’s a song  dedicated to all those coming of age in a place that makes you feel like an alien.  As a wise old movie poster once advised: “In space no one can hear you scream.”

 

There is a town there. Middle of nowhere.

There is a boy there. Breathing the fresh air.

There’s this feeling that I get.

Between murder and regret.

 

Got to get up. Get up.

Get a thrill in me.

Got to get up. Get out.

This place is killing me.

 

I dream of big things. I say the wrong things.

I’m all of sixteen. Add up to nothing.

So I take my old man’s car

And I drive it way too far.

 

Got to get up. Get up.

Gotta get a thrill in me.

Got to get out. Get out.

This place is killing me.

 

Small Town. Big Mouth. Break Down.

Small Town. Big Mouth. Break Down.

 

Outside your house now. My motor running.

I know it’s late but you feel like running?

All this time on my own

Makes me awkward on the phone.

 

Gotta get up. Get up.

Get a thrill in me.

Got to get up. Get out.

This place is killing me.

 

Small Town. Big Mouth. Break Down.

Small Town. Big Mouth. Break Down.

 

bass: Ron Fathers

 

© Amo/Fathers 2016

 

 

 

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