Pop! Pop! Pop!

by Marc With a C

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This is the first album that I’ve recorded 100% digitally. It’s very fair to argue that I haven’t got a fucking clue how to make ones and zeroes work in my favor. I’m more of a machine/magnetic strip kind of guy. Tangible stuff, you know? Time will tell if in sounds any good, because God knows my hearing is shot. I like the sounds a lot, myself.

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released 03 April 2010

Art/layout/etc: Chris Zabriskie
Everything else: Marc With a C

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Marc With a C Orlando, Florida

Marc With a C was born at a very young age. He's been making lo-fi nerdy pop jams for about thirteen years now, and his latest album is called Popular Music. He's been featured in Wired magazine, has won the Orlando Weekly award for Best Indie Act in 2003, 2010 and 2011, has played major festivals such as Athens PopFest and Nerdapalooza, and his live shows are sweaty pop workouts. ... more

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Track Name: Holly Vincent
Banana splits on a Saturday, I'm gonna clean my blues away
The antenna is pointed to the west of the house to pick up all of her stereo sounds

I listen to the radio through an amp
It's a cover song by Transvision Vamp
Tell that girl to shut it or you're gonna beat her up
Holly Vincent beat you to the punch
Pop, pop, pop goes weekend radio

I'm half Swedish, so I'm half cute
I'm partly French, so I'm partly rude
You translate your words into Japanese
Then back to English to see what it means

I listen to the radio through an amp
It's a cover song by Transvision Vamp
Tell that girl to shut it or you're gonna beat her up
Holly Vincent beat you to the punch
Pop, pop, pop goes weekend radio

I tape your show to impress my friends and challenge my record collection
I still can't find those Rhino comps about DIY

I got so far ahead because you're behind
Pretend the old is new and the teens will bite
I wish you'd come by on Sundays
"After The Polkas", it always rains

I listen to the radio through an amp
It's a cover song by Transvision Vamp
Tell that girl to shut it or you're gonna beat her up
Holly Vincent beat you to the punch
Pop, pop, pop goes weekend radio
Pop, pop, pop goes weekend radio
Pop, pop, pop goes weekend radio
Track Name: Fighting For Love
When you open up your robe, I don't know how to respond
I picked out the undergarmenst that you still have on
Even though I know this can never be
When you move out, you're not taking the antiques

I try to entertain, but I guess it comes out wrong
Sometimes what's in arms reach is what you needed all along
Even though I thought that this could never be
I'm about to blow a grand on the head of security

I don't want to fight over the girl in front of me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity
Oh woe is I, oh poor pitiful me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity

You're tied to the stakes and they're pelting you with rocks
And you seem to think that I am just trying to pick your locks
Now I'm pretty sure that this can never be
Because I'm the one begging for release

I don't want to fight over the girl in front of me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity
Oh woe is I, oh poor pitiful me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity
I'm ashamed to call myself a man sometimes
Especially with a woman like you
If it were up to me... it's never up to me

I don't want to fight over the girl in front of me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity
Oh woe is I, oh poor pitiful me
Fighting for love is like fucking for virginity
Track Name: Joe Henry
Joe Henry's got a bone to pick with you
And all the things he says are absolute
He wants to help my soul get saved
I'm happy with minimum wage
Joe Henry's got a bone to pick with you

Joe Henry stole my walkman from my bag
I asked him directly, now his jaw just wags
He gave his life up to the lord
Thinks you should do the same with yours
Joe Henry stole my walkman from my bag

I believe we'd all be better off coming to our own conclusions
Well, some pople won't shut up
Others don't know what it means to practice what you preach

So Joe Henry just got punched in his face
I could not control my inner rage
He just lived to proselytize
So I gave him a black eye
Joe Henry just got punched in his face

I believe we'd all be better off coming to our own conclusions
Well, some pople won't shut up
Others don't know what it means to practice what you preach

So Joe Henry just got stabbed in his chest
I was just doing what I thought best
His attempts to save me failed
He is currently impaled
Joe Henry just got stabbed in his chest
Track Name: Ammonia
You can find it in most meats
It's present in cans of beets
It's in the urine of your pets
And in your laundry detergent

We need ammonia apparently because it's inside of you and me
And we don't want to walk around in clothes that are not clean
Ammonia is for everybody
Ammonia is for everybody

I'm not singin' 'bout zinc oxide although it's very nice
If you think you can live without either, well, you'd better think twice
Without ammonia you couldn't go outside
You couldn't steal a car, you couldn't beat your wife

We need ammonia apparently because it's inside of you and me
And we don't want to walk around in clothes that are not clean
Ammonia is for everybody
Ammonia is for everybody
Track Name: As The Bombs Fell
If the San Andreas fault opened up real wide
And all of California were to fall right inside
I would marry you one more time
So on judgment day you'd still be mine

If all of gravity just ceased to work
And everything started to float upwards
I would marry you once again
Just to love you where the air was thin

If your family decided to rebuke
All of the sanctions they bestowed unto you
I would marry you times two
Just to be the other half of you

If we end up in a nuclear row
I will reiterate my vows
And marry you in the middle of town
As the bombs fell down
Track Name: Roll The Tape
I was recording a demo by a scatterbrained girl with which I'd shared a stage
She played the accorian and was about to move to New York
And while I didn't find her that pretty and could barely tolerate her personality
I have it on good authority; I could have had sex with that girl

I never have sex for the conquest but she was stuck on auto-suggest
And every time I'd roll the tape, she'd sit on the bed and say "wait"

But you were in the other room and I'd just broken up with you
But if I wanted to make a move, I could have had sex with that girl
Though I doth protest too much, I could tell by the way she hugged
But I just didn't like her as such; I could have had sex with that girl

I never have sex for the conquest but she was stuck on auto-suggest
And every time I'd roll the tape, she'd sit on the bed and say "wait"

She left her number and her mic stand as an excuse that she could come back again
But I only wanted her as a friend; I could have had sex with that girl

I never have sex for the conquest but she was stuck on auto-suggest
And every time I'd roll the tape, she'd sit on the bed and say "wait"
Track Name: Medicine Head
Everytime I swear them off and let my chemicals run wild
At first I'm so much more fun and so much more clear eyed
That's before I get the feeling things outside the bed are threats
Before the episodes begin when I go off the meds

Everybody liked me better, there were more people around
I drank more tea than soda, there was no sugar allowed
Did I fall in love with agoraphobia instead
Of keeping my head up the time I went off the meds?

I could fall asleep on Wednesday and wake up on Friday night
But one day with their compounding labs, they will get it right
They will find the recipe

I thought I was getting saner, those around me disagreed
I chalked the things that I did wrong up to immaturity
I guess I looked healthier but kind of underfed
I thought that I was better when I went off the meds

I could fall asleep on Wednesday and wake up on Friday night
But one day with their compounding labs, they will get it right
They will find the recipe
Track Name: Winter Colors
The world is at my fingertips and frankly I don't care a bit
I can waste a day away based on all the options I have weighed
Obsessions leave me horrified and I am feeling quite confined
Lethargy will have to work for me; (My schedule is always free)

And all my winter colors will turn to orange and blue
And I am gonna miss you and you and you and you and you

This house could use a bit of work and with the talent of a soda jerk
I can rearrange the living space and hide things in the pillowcase
A toilet made of stainless steel, a felony with no appeals
A lapse in judgment might just lead to a huge lapse in my life

And all my winter colors will turn to orange and blue
And I am gonna miss you and you and you and you and you

Silence is golden
Duct tape is silver

If I should choose to go outside, there's earthly laws one must abide
I've watched so many cop shows that now I know what not to do

And all my winter colors will turn to orange and blue
And I am gonna miss you and you and you and you and you
Track Name: If You Loved Me
I saw you vomit when you left but I let you take the car
I figured if you were that fucked up you wouldn't be getting far
You said you had to go out and run an errand for your dad
He doesn't want to buy his coke in person: he'll send his daughter instead

So I'll lay here underneath your blacklight
And I'll be thankful for your stereo
Sometimes I can't wait to see you go
If you loved me by now you'd be at home

Did you find another man? I see you've got plenty of smokes
At first I thought that you were kidding because you're terrible with jokes
But you've been gone for hours and you left your methadone
But I know you'll be back real soon: you wouldn't miss another dose

So I'll lay here underneath your blacklight
And I'll be thankful for your stereo
Sometimes I can't wait to see you go
If you loved me by now you'd be at home

I saw you sneak back in wired for sound
You said "go back to sleep" and you put on your nightgown
So tomorrow I will tell you, tomorrow you will know
Tomorrow I will fix everything, and tomorrow I'll go home

For now I'll lay under your blacklight
And I'll be thankful for your stereo
Sometimes I can't wait to see you go
If you loved me by now you'd be at home
If you loved me by now...
Track Name: Just Stop Trying
Are you satisfied with your life?
At some point it has to be good enough
And it's only selling out if you get paid for actions you didn't like
But I have got a secret; an antidote some might say
You don't have to give in and you can leave the drama for another day

You can just stop trying
You can mentally check out
You can just stop trying
And let everything work out

I propose this creed like a mission statement at a healthfood store
I'm not talkin' aathy, but I'm finding it hard to worry anymore

Since I just stopped trying
Since I mentally checked out
Now you can just stop trying
And let everything work out

(Three more drinks/three more depakotes
A trazodone/a levothyroxcin)

The movie industry has already done it's part
A million "now generation" teens can turn their little cell phones off

They have just stopped trying
They have mentally cheked out
You can just stop trying
And let everything work out

(Three more drinks/three more depakotes
A trazodone/a levothyroxcin)