City Jams

by Dr. Pants

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IT’S RAINING IN MINNEAPOLIS IT’S RAINING, I WANNA GIVE MY BABY A KISS WE STEPPED OFF THE BUS INTO THE TWIN CITIES NOTHING TO DO BUT STAY INSIDE AND WRITE A DITTY IT’S RAINING IN MINNEAPOLIS IT’S RAINING IN ST. PAUL TODAY THE PAVEMENT’S ALL WET AND THE SKY IS GREY OUTSIDE IT’S REALLY DAMP SO WE’RE STUCK INDOORS NOTHING TO DO BUT GET FUNKY ON THE DANCEFLOOR IT’S RAINING IN MINNEAPOLIS IT’S RAINING, SO GO AND GIVE YOUR BABY A KISS OUTSIDE IT’S REALLY DAMP SO WE’RE STUCK INDOORS NOTHING TO DO BUT BE BAREFOOT ON THE DANCEFLOOR IT’S RAINING IN MINNEAPOLIS IT’S RAINING IN ST. PAUL TODAY
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NEVER SAW THE SEARS TOWER WHILE IT WAS THE SEARS TOWER BECAUSE TODAY THEY CHANGED THE NAME NOW I’VE SEEN THE SEARS TOWER BUT IT’S NOT THE SEARS TOWER AND I WANNA KNOW WHO’S TO BLAME ONCE UPON A TIME YOU WERE THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING BUT NOW YOU’RE JUST LOAFING IN 4TH PLACE THEY WANNA CALL YOU WILLIS BUT YOU’RE NO TODD BRIDGES YOU’RE JUST A TOWER THAT WAS DESTINED TO LOSE THE RACE NEVER SAW YOU GLEAMING WHILE YOUR OFFICES WERE TEEMING WITH THE FOLS THAT GOT THEIR PAY FROM ROEBUCK CO. ALL I KNOW FROM SEARS IS THAT IN MY 8TH GRADE YEAR I GOT A BOOMBOX THERE WITH CD PLAYER IN TOW LET’S GO TO SEARS AND THEN TO THE TOWER WE’LL BUY SOME TOOLS AND SOME SOUVENIRS A HANDY, BRAND NEW RATCHET SET A COMMEMORATIVE STATUETTE OF A TOWER THAT USED TO BE CALLED SEARS
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Columbus (free) 02:54
WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO A TOWN CALLED COLUMBUS UP IN OHIO THE GPS TOLD US WHERE TO TURN, BUT IT TURNS OUT THE EXIT’S CLOSED WE TRY TO FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE, BUT WE END UP IN THE SAME PLACE WE’RE LATE FOR THE INTERVIEW BECAUSE OF BAD DIRECTIONS FROM SPACE WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THERE WE BELIEVE THAT WE’LL ARRIVE SAMANTHA SAYS THAT WE CAN’T GO THAT WAY BUT WE KNOW IT’S A BUNCH OF LIES CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS AN EXPLORER FROM AN ISLAND NEAR ITALY HE SAID YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ARABIA TO TRADE IN THE INDIES THE QUEEN OF SPAIN LAID HER MONEY DOWN AND HE SET OFF ON HIS WAY TURNS OUT HE WASN’T THAT SMART BUT DISCOVERED AMERICA ANYWAY WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THERE WE BELIEVE THAT WE’LL ARRIVE TRUTH IS THE EARTH IS MUCH BIGGER BUT COLUMBUS THOUGHT IT WAS A LIE CHRIS COLUMBUS WAS A WRITER/DIRECTOR FROM OUT IN HOLLYWOOD HE WROTE A SCRIPT AND HE CALLED IT “THE GOONIES” AND HE KNEW IT WAS REALLY GOOD IT WAS ABOUT A BAND OF KIDS SEARCHING FOR A PIRATE SHIP THE OLDER KIDS SAID, “HEY, IT’S TOO DANGEROUS” BUT THEY DIDN’T GIVE A RIP WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THERE WE BELIEVE THAT WE’LL ARRIVE BRAND AND STEPH SAY WE’RE GONNA GET KILLED BUT WE KNOW IT’S A BUNCH OF LIES WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THERE WE BELIEVE THAT WE’LL ARRIVE ALL OUR PARENTS SAY WE’RE GONNA GET KILLED BUT WE KNOW IT’S A BUNCH OF LIES WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THERE WE BELIEVE THAT WE’LL ARRIVE THE FRATELLIS ARE GONNA TRY AND KILL US BUT WE KNOW THAT WE’LL SURVIVE
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Rochester 03:56
IT’S IN THE WESTERN PART, TOWARDS THE LAKE WHY DON’T YOU GO THERE FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE ROCHESTER IT WAS AN OPEN MIC, HOUSE OF JAMEZ THE POVERTY RAT WITH AN IBANEZ ROCHESTER
5.
LAURA LIVES AND WRITES IN NYC SHE GIVES A SONG AWAY EVERY MONTH FOR FREE IT’S MORE THAN MOST CAN DO SHE CAME AND SPLIT THE GIG WITH US NOW SHE’S MONTPELIER EMERITUS HEY LAURA, PLAY US A SONG WE’RE UP NEXT, BUT DON’T GET ME WRONG THE CROWD IS SMALL AND MY GIRL’S GETTING SILLIER JUST A GIG IN MOUNT PECULIAR ANNA CAME FROM MAINE BY WAY OF QUEBEC IT SEEMS HER GPS WAS DERELICT NO PASSPORT OR SMART ID THE BOYS AT THE BORDER GET OUR “HOORAY” THEY LET HER BACK THROUGH ANYWAY HEY ANNA, LET US PLAY YOU A SONG WE AGREE, IT’S BEEN WAY TOO LONG SINCE WE’VE SEEN YOUR FACE FAMILIAR THANKS FOR COMING TO MOUNT PECULIAR KARL AND MARY CAME UP FROM PLAINFIELD THEY HOST HOUSE CONCERTS AND THEY’RE THE REAL DEAL YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT IF YOU’RE LIVING IN VT ON SATURDAY NIGHTS, IT’S THE PLACE TO BE HEY KARL, LET US PLAY YOU A SONG DO YOU HAVE A SHOW YOU WOULD PUT US ON? WE HOPE TO COME BACK AND PLAY AGAIN NEAR YA IT’S NOT OUR LAST GIG IN MOUNT PECULIAR MOUNT PECULIAR AKA MONTPELIER
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PUB FRIES PUB FRIES A BEER AND MY WIFE AND MY BROTHER AND A BEER AND MY WIFE AND MY BROTHER AND A BEER AND MY WIFE AND MY BROTHER AND A BEER AND MY WIFE AND MY BROTHER AND A BEER AND MY WIFE AND MY BROTHER AND A BEER AND A
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Epic Mud 04:45
THERE’S A PEACE AND THERE’S A WAR THAT EXIST AT THE SAME TIME THE PEACE IS ON THE OUTSIDE BUT THE CONFLICT IS ALL MINE WE ARRIVE ALREADY FRAYED, LIKE THE END OF ROPE WE’RE ON AND BY THE TIME THAT WE’RE DEPARTING, THE GRACE SEEMS TO BE GONE THESE PEOPLE ALL KNOW WHO FRUVOUS WAS FRIENDLY PEOPLE AS FRIENDLY DOES BUT THEY CAN’T FIX THE BROKEN PARTS THAT RECOIL AT THIS ROCKY START WHAT’S A RENAISSANCE MAN TO DO WHEN THERE’S NO NEW BIRTH THAT WILL RING TRUE? WAITING FOR A LABOR TO PRODUCE BUT IT FEELS MORE LIKE A BECKONING NOOSE IN HILLSDALE, I WAIT FOR THE FLOOD BUT I ONLY GET EPIC MUD WE MIGHT PERFORM WITH FOCUS OR AT THE BUDGIEDOME BUT I FEEL OVERTAKEN, AND A LITTLE BIT ALONE WHEN I HEAR BRILLIANT INVENTION, I FEEL SO INSPIRED BUT WHEN I REACH OUT THROUGH THE DARKNESS THE MUD JUST MAKES ME TIRED AND I DON’T WISH TO RUIN YOUR DAY OR DISCREDIT THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT SAY ABOUT OUR TIME TOGETHER THERE IT’S ONLY MINE, THIS WEIRD DESPAIR NOW THAT THE JOURNEY TO THIS SONG IS COMPLETE I FIND MYSELF BEWILDERED BY THE GROUND ON WHICH WE MEET IT’S JUST AS MUDDY AS MY MIND AND THE FARM OF WHICH I SING MY SOLACE LIES WITHIN THE HOPE OF WHAT NEXT YEAR MIGHT BRING
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MONDAY AT WORK WE CAN’T EXPLAIN OUR HEARTS’ BELONGING WE CAN’T SUSTAIN FARMVILLE’S JUST A DREAM ORANGE CUP, LINE DANCE, SERGE, BEAN BAG HOLE GUITAR, HUGS, LOVE, TIE DYE YOUR SOUL FARMVILLE’S JUST A DREAM AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE BEATLES SAID ABOUT THE LOVE YOU MAKE IN FARMVILLE THE EQUALITY WAS APPARENT AND YOU KNOW WHAT PAUL STANLEY SAID ABOUT PLAYING HEAVY METAL ALL THE GIRLS, THEY PROVED THAT HE WAS ERRANT CUZ THE GIRLS ARE GONNA ROCK THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IT TIME TO TAKE IT TO THE STAGE CUZ THE GIRLS ARE GONNA ROCK THE LADIES WILL SEE TO IT YOU WILL BREAK OUT OF YOUR CAGE I WILL TAKE YOU HOME WITH ME AND KEEP YOU CLOSE AT HAND SO I CAN STEP INSIDE WHAT NEVER FAILS WON’T YOU ALL PLAY ROCK AND ROLL FOR ME ONE LAST TIME SHOW EVERYONE THE FRUIT OF YOUR TRAVAILS AND THE GIRLS WILL ROCK
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THERE’S A LOT OF B.S. UP IN NASHVILLE AND MOST EVERYWHERE YOU GO ABOUT WHAT CITY HAS THE BEST MUSIC AND WHAT MAKES A REALLY GOOD SHOW SO JUST REMEMBER WHEN YOU’RE TALKIN’ ‘BOUT ALL THE TALENT IN YOUR TOWN DON’T CLAIM A MONOPOLY DON’T MARGINALIZE FOLKS LIKE ME PERCEPTION AIN’T REALITY DON’T SAY MY RECORD COULDN’T BE ANYTHING BUT A TRAGEDY JUST BECAUSE I AIN’T FROM WHERE YOU BE I CALL B.S. ON YOUR FALLACY GREAT MUSIC KNOWS NO GEOGRAPHY IT ONLY KNOWS TO SET YOU FREE SO LIVE AND LOVE ABUNDANTLY WITH A SOUNDTRACK OF INTENSE BEAUTY AND STOP BEING A SNOBBY LITTLE ASS

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CITY JAMS was a songwriting challenge/project that David (fearless leader of Dr. Pants) took on in the summer of 2009. At the time he was on tour as guitarist for K.C. Clifford, and he decided to write a song that was inspired by/somehow connected to each city he visited on that tour. Nine songs were written and recorded (at "demo" quality), and originally given away for free to the band's mailing list. Now, they are being made available here for the dirt cheap price of $0.50 a piece, or $4.00 for all of them. Now that's a sweet deal. Oh yeah, and you can get "Columbus" for free.

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released September 4, 2009

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Dr. Pants Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Pants and Weird Files are the musical monikers of David Broyles, a songwriter/composer from Oklahoma City. Rock, folk, hip hop, electronic music, chamber composition and other things, from a nerdy, quirky perspective.

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