Exactly Where I Am

by Marc With a C

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1.
Tell me once, it might sink in Tell me twice, it might start wearing thin Because I'm at the age where a good day Is when the phone don't buzz Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice? Well, ain't you got nothin' better to do? Because I'm at the age where everything is Everything I've seen Information flows at the light of speed If you wanna know, you simply gotta reach For the phone that didn't used to have to know exactly where I'm at For me to know exactly where I am Put a poster up to show your pride And a bumper sticker for the ones behind To coexist while they subsist on Subreddits and memes Information flows at the light of speed If you wanna know, you simply gotta reach For the phone that didn't used to have to know exactly where I'm at For me to know exactly where I am I'm overwhelmed and now?
2.
I can't remember your name But I see you all over the place You're friends with my acquaintances And I know I've seen your face You're the guy who does the thing You do the thing with ol' what's his name I'm mightily embarrassed, I must admit Does your name start with a J? Didn't I see you one time at the one thing? You were wearing the same shirt as that guy Who said something or other about the other thing To someone else I just saw tonight I can't remember your name And I can't disguise all my shame I'm tempted to have a go at it, but I forget it just the same Let's have a mosquito solo, eh? Didn't I see you one time at the one thing? You were wearing the same shirt as that guy Who said something or other about the other thing To someone else I just saw tonight Everybody! We can't remember your name But we see you all over the place You're friends with our acquaintances And we know we've seen your face We can't remember your name
3.
It doesn't happen all the time but it's fitfully here It's not every day or every week, just a couple times a year But the irregularities come with Socratic irony The sometimes come and they sometimes come for me Roughly every couple months, then again, maybe more It only lasts about a fortnight, in case you're keeping score I can say with authority despite the lack of consistency The sometimes come and they sometimes come for me Make reparations just in case The sometimes come and the sometimes decide to stay Heed my message though it may come across vague We are only living for the inbetween days Between eternally and temporarily The sometimes come and they sometimes come for me
4.
02:13
Sponge made a record called "Rotting Pinata" It's cool but not as cool as this girl named Liana I'd like to take her out for breakfast manana But she's so far away, I still want Liana We could jam out to some old school Nirvana I've got a Heart Shaped Box In Bloom for a girl like Liana I'm not a composer but here's my cantata I wish I could do better to impress Liana Liana, take this tiara Now you're the queen of my fantasy file Domo arigato Mr. Roboto I haven't felt this way in such awhile The Police made a record called Zenyatta Mondatta It's a little bit outdated, so is missus Liana If I were rich I'd buy her a Mazda Miata And that's a pretty shitty car, but hey, it rhymes with Liana Liana, take this tiara Now you're the queen of my fantasy file Domo arigato Mr. Roboto I haven't felt this way in such awhile I'm telling you Ya'll can believe all of this propaganda Few girls compare to the lovely Liana She's far away, not as far away as Uganda It's still too far away for a girl like Liana
5.
I'm gonna miss your feet when you're cold and cuddled up to me The way that they'd seem colder than the temperature outside I'm gonna miss your nose and how I'd steal it during shows I'd only give it back if you'd come home to spend the night I'm gonna miss your voice and how it added to your poise I'll miss getting mad at your whenever you refuse to talk I'm gonna miss your hair, I'll miss the way you proudly stare At the ringing phone so you don't have to say you miss me too But please don't misconstrue, I don't want to leave you I want to be in love with you, but I can't see you loving me too I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you if things don't change I'm gonna miss your kiss, the gentle ways you'd use your lips But that's just way too personal for me to bring up now I'm gonna miss your face, your inner innate sense of grace I'll miss stumbling in the dark with you when we're looking for a towel But please don't misconstrue, I don't want to leave you I want to be in love with you, but I can't see you loving me too I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you if things don't change It's late but I don't wanna go to bed It's cold and your side is still tucked in You're probably still awake, you're an insomniac Would it kill you once to call me back? I'm gonna miss the sex, the typical guy stuff, I guess Every conversation has now been reduced to text I couldn't miss your calls if I tore the phone out of the wall I'm connected to a billion things that you don't use at all Please don't misconstrue, I don't want to leave you I want to be in love with you, but I can't see you loving me too I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you I'm gonna miss you if things don't change
6.
As if you were dipped in honey, drenched in marmalade Splenda, Equal and Nutrasweet stirred in lemonade Cinnamon in powder form is so hard to choke down But put it on a sticky bun? It's the sweetest thing around I was rotten and I was bruised The bad apple that ruined all the other fruit That's all forgotten and that's thanks to you I'm better as the bitter half of you Slathered in preservatives, covered in pesticides You've gotta cover your bases if you wanna become ripe A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down Unless you're a diabetic, that cliche is sound I was rotten and I was bruised The bad apple that ruined all the other fruit That's all forgotten and that's thanks to you I'm better as the bitter half of you Until I met the strands of your twisted DNA? I wouldn't have known sweetness if it slapped me in the face Your mother might tell you that you can't fill up on sweets But your mother is wrong, just look at what it's done for me I wasn't sure at first but thankfully I kept my faith Even a broken clock is right at least twice a day I was rotten and I was bruised The bad apple that ruined all the other fruit That's all forgotten and that's thanks to you I'm better as the bitter half of you I'm better as the bitter half of you
7.
Sometimes I feel useless, like I never had much to give When it comes to writing about it? I just give up on it But there's one thing I can tell you that they don't write about in books At least not the ones worth reading Americana never happened It was only something from the films The long stretches of dusty roads somewhere out in Idaho Mostly serve to hide the undesirables James Dean was an icon, he played a rebel on TV And none of us can agree upon a single American dream There are still expanses where nothing really happens And to a small minority? They feel like heaven Americana never happened It was only something from the films The long stretches of dusty roads somewhere out in Idaho Mostly serve to hide the undesirables There are a lot of towns with lots of men And they're drawing up the blueprint plans To make sure that New York looks like San Antonio Every store where I ever bought a record has now closed up shop But there's twenty places you can go to fix your cell phone That said? Americana never happened It was only something from the films The long stretches of dusty roads somewhere out in Idaho Mostly serve to hide the undesirables The long stretches of dusty roads somewhere out in Idaho Mostly serve to hide the undesirables There are still expanses where nothing really happens And to a small minority? They feel like heaven
8.
She says she's never been good in bed She wants someone else's skin instead She's in that cocoon phase She's in a weird place And you wouldn't know it from the naked eye From the outside everything looks fine But you're watching her exist From inside a chrysalis Staying dormant through the wintertime Larval at a high point in her life He don't wanna go out and have no fun He just stays inside and cleans his guns Preppin' for doomsday You know, just in case Boobs and bullets and firedogs And 4X4's litter his blog He calls it "The Land Of The Free" He wants the president impeached Staying Dormant through the summertime Happy at a low point in his life What do they have in common? Not much at all But I put them together so that they won't be forgot He says he's married to his job She's in love with all her songs But think about next spring And how different things could be When asked if she has a beau She says "Does Netflix count? Well, I guess so" She's lonely some of the time But that's a cocoon by design Staying dormant 'til they reach their prime But they just stay at home because it's not time What do they have in common? Not much at all But I put them together so that they won't be forgot Because I'm staying dormant until it's time to write Trying to make some sense of human kind Then I put it out so I can sleep at night Accepting that this is my lot in life
9.
They closed down the club last night When we asked why, they just said it was time And we'd have to agree after everything we've seen But now we don't know what to believe They turned off all the neon signs They didn't give a reopening time And any time we pleased, we were totally free To check out but we could never leave The service had been staggered The barmaids were looking haggard These are just the facts When the party turns all melancholic And the functional leaves the alcoholic Where do you go after that? So we tried to find a similar place And hoped that we could reassimilate We'd splintered into groups, and some fell out of the loop Pretending that things were just as good When they turned the club into another club Where people reminisced the former pub But before you raise your glass, if you've only got the past What do you really have? We think back to the club's better days When all we had was youth and that week's pay Before all the Ben-Gay, before the Medicaid We were right, we were numb and unafraid Before the service had been staggered The barmaids were looking haggard These are just the facts When the party turns all melancholic And the functional leaves the alcoholic Where do you go after that? A couple of the patrons died Leaving behind codependent wives Who knew their men were sick, their livers had been licked By the party that just wouldn't quit They closed down the club last night When we asked why, they just said it was time And we'd have to agree after everything we've seen But now we don't know what to believe
10.
The party never stops though I look dumb... ...I'll probably try again tonight
11.
Well, I'm down on my luck, there's no air in my truck And I can't hardly pay my bills But I've got a permit and plenty of pride And if I'm rubbed the wrong way, I'll fire at will The last deputy saw no probable cause And that's why he can go home tonight Rumors make me berserk, she must think I'm a jerk But when she gets off work she'll have one big surprise I'm gonna shoot that girl of mine right between the eyes The right to bear arms never did me no harm But for her? Tonight, she's gonna die When I was a boy I'd play shoot 'em up games Until I got a real gun of my own Though I might seem a louse, when it comes to my spouse Well, I'm not playing house, darlin' This is my home So after a few drinks at the usual place Luther came up to me with a grin He said "I like your wife, I'll be takin' what's mine" And that's when I decided to drop both of them I'm gonna shoot that girl of mine right between the eyes The right to bear arms never did me no harm But for her? Tonight, she's gonna die Now you can't be too careful, gotta cover your tracks I've made these mistakes in the past Prison's no fun and I'm my momma's son So with a click and a bang? I ain't goin' back. They've closed down the bar, there they are Clutching each other so tight In the chamber there's three, one for her, him and me Never let it be said my bark's worse than my bite

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The intersection between yesterday's small-town secrets and today's information overload.

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released February 17, 2015

All songs written, performed and produced by Marc With a C

Except backing vocals on "I Can't Remember Your Name" by Nicole Sirdoreus and Leslie Rising

Artwork by Katharine Miller

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Marc With a C Orlando, Florida

For 20 years, DIY indie pop singer-songwriter-storyteller Marc With a C has devoted himself to making raw, lo-fi music about a hi-def world.

Through countless original albums, EPs and live recordings, Marc With a C uses infectious melodies and salty language to tell the stories of a generation caught between the analog and digital worlds.
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