The Trip, Side 2: Breaking The Feel

by Dr. Pants

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CHILLIN’ AT THE HOUSE ONE NIGHT ME AND MY GIRL WE GOT IN A FIGHT IT WAS JUST THE NORMAL B.S. WE’VE BOTH GOT ISSUES AND WE’RE UNDER DURESS I DIDN’T ANSWER WHEN MY CELL PHONE BUZZED TURNS OUT IT WAS A TALL GUY COVERED WITH FUZZ CHEWBACCA LEFT ME A MESSAGE HE SAID, “I HEARD YOU YELL AT YOUR GIRL” HE SAID, “YOU GOTTA LIVE A BETTER LIFE” BUT HE’S NOT THERE WHEN I DIAL HIS PHONE CHEWBACCA, WHY’D YOU LEAVE ME ALONE? 7-11 AT 5:15 NO SCRILLA WHEN I REACH IN MY JEANS THE PLACE IS PACKED, SO I TAKE A CHANCE STUFF A PACK OF GUM RIGHT DOWN IN MY PANTS THEN MY PHONE’S RINGING OFF THE HOOK VOICEMAIL FROM A WOOKIE TELLING ME I’M A CROOK CHEWBACCA LEFT ME A MESSAGE OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO HE SAID, “I SAW YOU STEAL THAT GUM” HE SAID, “YOU GOTTA LIVE A BETTER LIFE” OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO BUT WHEN I CALL I GET OTHER RACES THE PEOPLE THAT ANSWER DON’T HAVE FURRY FACES CHEWBACCA, PLEASE CALL ME BACK MY SENSIBILITIES ARE UNDER ATTACK I GOT MORE PROBLEMS THAN AN EWOK CAN DEAL WITH BUT SINCE YOU’RE A WOOKIE I’M SURE YOU CAN HANDLE IT HOW DO YOU SEE ALL THE THINGS THAT I DO? ARE YOU SECRETLY A JEDI? CAN YOU USE THE FORCE, TOO? PLEASE HELP ME FEEL BETTER, HELP ME FEEL NO PAIN WHY DON’T YOU ANSWER YOUR PHONE SO THAT I CAN EXPLAIN? CHEWBACCA LEFT ME A MESSAGE OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO HE SAID, “YOU’RE BEING SELF-ABSORBED” HE SAID, “YOU GOTTA LIVE A BETTER LIFE” OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO BUT HE’S NOT THERE WHEN I TRY AND CALL I’M WONDERING IF IT’S REALLY CHEWBACCA AT ALL CHEWBACCA LEFT ME A MESSAGE OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO HE SAID HIS NUMBER HAD CHANGED HE HOWLED ME HIS NEW DIGITS OOO, CHEWBACCA, OOO NOW I’M CALLING HIM TO FIND MY WAY I’M CALLING CHEWBACCA EVERY DAY CALLING CHEWBACCA CALLING CHEWBACCA
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WHAT IF I KICKED AND SCREAMED LIKE THOSE NINJA MOTORCYCLES THAT YOU’RE DRIVING IN YOUR DREAMS? WHAT IF WE BROKE THE FEEL? WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME? WOULD YOU STILL BELIEVE IT’S REAL? SOMETIMES I WANNA BE FREE OF THE GREAT SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION, PENITENCE DISGUISED AS LOVE MY PAIN IS OF A GROUNDED KIND I WANNA BOOK MY FLIGHT TODAY; PLEASE TELL ME WHERE TO SIGN SOMEBODY HAS TO GO FIND THE MAGIC AIRPLANE OOOOO… TO FLY US OUTTA HERE BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO BE THE PILOT AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO STEER WHAT IF I BELIEVED A LIE? EVEN IF FOR ONLY AN INSTANT, I COULD LET MY FREEDOM DIE WHAT IF I NEVER TOLD YOU SO? I CAN’T GET ON THE MAGIC AIRPLANE, CUZ THERE’D BE NOWHERE TO GO PLEASE WHY CAN’T WE TAKE THE MAGIC AIRPLANE OOOOO… INTO THE STARRY VOID? BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE THERE HAS TO BE A MOMENT WHERE EVERYTHING IS DESTROYED WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE THE MAGIC AIRPLANE CUZ IT’S A CRASH PAD FLAMING WRECK WE’RE GONNA TAKE THE PATH THAT’S LAID BEFORE US BUILT BY THE ARCHITECT COME ON NOW LET’S FIND OUR WAY FROM HERE COME ON NOW LET’S FIND OUR WAY FROM HERE COME ON NOW LET’S FIND OUR WAY FROM HERE COME ON NOW
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2 AM ON THE SOCIAL SITE THE LIVE AND THE LECHEROUS SPEAK INTO THE NIGHT IS IT A FAIR BLESSING OR A CURSE? ENRICH OUR BEINGS OR MAKE THE LONELY WORSE? WHETHER IT’S MISCHIEF OR THE MUSE WE WILL ALL ENTHUSE LIKE ME NOW, PLEASE TWEET ME NOW, PLEASE LIKE ME NOW, PLEASE 3 PM ON THE OFFICE BLOCK THE MINDS OF THE MISERABLE FOLLOWING THE CLOCK STATUS UPDATES REVEAL THE SIGNS OF VICAROUS EXISTENCE BEING HAD ONLINE WHETHER A FOLLOWER OR FRIEND THE INVITE STILL EXTENDS LIKE ME NOW, PLEASE TWEET ME NOW, PLEASE LIKE ME NOW, PLEASE LIKE ME NOW, PLEASE
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BABY, WHY YOUR TAPES A MESS? YOU KILL ME WITH YOUR LAZINESS THEY’RE IN A PILE ON THE FLOOR THE CASE FOR LED ZEP III CONTAINS LED ZEP IV I SAW YOU AT THE SHOW TONIGHT THAT BOY YOU’RE WITH DON’T TREAT YOU RIGHT I SAW HIM SLAP YOUR FACE TO LIVE LIKE THAT IS SUCH A WASTE AND IF YOU WERE MINE I SWEAR TO YOU I’D TRY TO MAKE IT ALL BRAND NEW BUT I’M NOT IN THAT BUSINESS ANYMORE BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT I’M GONNA DO I’LL ORGANIZE YOUR CASSETTES FOR YOU THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND REVOLVER REAL QUICK WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING OUT THE DOOR BABY, WHY YOU SIT AT HOME AND LISTEN TO THE ROLLING STONES? 3 FEET HIGH AND RISING WOUL PUT YOU IN A BETTER MOOD YOU ARE NOT INVISIBLE BUT MOST BOYS ARE DESPICABLE ALL ALONE FOREVER IS INEVITABLY WHAT YOU CONCLUDE ….THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND RAISING HELL REAL QUICK WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING OUT THE DOOR ALL THE BEST KINKS ALBUMS, FROM ’66 TO ‘71 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS’ DEBUT, AND APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION THEY WILL ALL BE THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU CAN’T FACE ANOTHER DAY THEY’RE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A LOVING MAN BUT PROMISE ME YOU’LL TRY TO FIND A WAY YEAH PROMISE ME YOU’LL TRY TO FIND A WAY …THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND VIOLENT FEMMES THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND HYSTERIA THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND BLONDE ON BLONDE REAL QUICK WHEN YOU’RE WALKING OUT THE DOOR
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THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN MY WIFE GOES TO BED I SIT AND HOLD HER HAND TIGHT AND I KISS HER PRETTY HEAD AND I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN THE DAY IS GONE TOO FAST I SIT AND WATCH HER SLEEPING AND I WISH THIS PEACE WOULD LAST AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE HAD A HARD YEAR AND I’VE HAD A HARD YEAR, TOO AND I KNOW THAT WE ARE FIGHTING OUR FEARS SOME DAYS IT’S ALL WE DO OOO OOO OOO THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN I SAY I’VE PRAYED FOR YOU IN THE MORNING AND THE NIGHT TIME WHEN IT’S ALL THAT I CAN DO AND I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN HELPLESSNESS SETS IN MY DEAREST ONE HAS SUFFERED AND SHE’LL SUFFER AGAIN AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE HAD A HARD YEAR AS MANY YEARS HAVE BEEN THE TRUTH WILL SING ABOVE ALL OUR FEARS AND WE’LL SING ALONG AGAIN (LAST CHORUS AGAIN)

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Side 2 of The Trip. We're bringing you a double album, 1 side at a time.

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released September 19, 2011

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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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