Popular Music

by Marc With a C

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Everybody in this sports bar knows the words to this song It’s AC/DC; “You Shook Me All Night Long” And all these girls become bi-curious after a couple drinks They’re making out with people they’ll avoid for a few weeks But lest you think that I’m stuck up, I like popular music This song can’t be popular until you decide it is Some clubs won’t do all ages, there’s only adults at the show So I’m singing for drunk adults but what do adults know? If you don’t like children, please just don’t have kids But don’t tell them they can’t come and hear popular music But lest you think that I’m stuck up, I like popular music This song can’t be popular until you decide it is This has all been nothing more than a soundcheck.
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I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now At first I couldn't hear it so we turned it up I figured since we spent about a million bucks To rent this place We could afford a second take I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now The levels were okay except for the snare drum And instead of taking bout it ad nauseam I bothered to say I need the level raised You might have thought it sounded fine You might like low snare in your own spare time But thanks to that engineer Now I can hear (The drum, drum, drum) (It’s not quiet at all and I can hear it all. Thanks for turning it up.)
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These are the hits you won’t forget until I bring the heat to all my minions These are the hits you won’t forget ‘cause I’m a superstar in this trailer park Where the girls are wearing those ugly shorts Bright orange and looking like a soda pop Layin’ on a towel while the honey drips Saving all the tabs from their Sunkists It’s always 1983 when you’re rockin’ out with me It might be pyromania but I’m not foolin’ myself These are the hits you won’t forget until I bring the heat to all my minions These are the hits you won’t forget ‘cause I’m a superstar in this trailer park And whatever you do don’t forget that there’s no such thing as a lukewarm front And whatever you do don’t forget that there’s no such thing as a quite storm When I’m spinnin’ all the hits from the TDK Savin’ all the kids from the garbage pail True blue babies I’m comin’ for you With the sound of yesterday today With the sound of yesterday today With the sound of yesterday today It’s always 1983 when you’re rockin’ out with me It might be pyromania but I’m not foolin’ myself I’m not foolin’ myself I’m not foolin’ myself
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02:25
They tried to train us but they ultimately drained us Now they’re trying to blame us for not trying But we did what we were told since we were a few days old And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience They tried to derail us while claiming to educate us Now they’re trying to save us by changing their rules But we did what we were told to survive and get old And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience But if we borrowed some of their money, they said we could work and give it back But now they can’t afford to pay us and we can’t afford the shirts on our back While they drink champagne and laugh They tried to ignore us but they ultimately implore us When they try to floor us, we’re not running But we did what we were told since we were a few days old And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience But we did what we were told to survive and get old And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience But we did what we were told to buy the future they’d already sold And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience
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I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing (Marc, tell us what you’ve got, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing) I know that I get excited a lot But it’s chock full of integrity, it’s the source of all my self-esteem So I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing I gotta tell you ‘bout my brand new thing (Marc, tell us what you’ve found, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing) Well it’s the coolest thing around It makes googley eyes at a hippie fist, and if it had a lisp, I guess it’d talk like thith And I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing Well, I got no ulterior motives to write a song and sugarcoat it Anyone can do that but it won’t be I Well, my brand new thing is gonna make you smile, I’m so glad that it is mine And I wanna tell y’all bout my brand new thing I came to tell ya ‘bout my brand new thing (Marc, tell us what it is, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing) It’s the reason that I exist I guess it’s my raison d’etre, it signs it’s letters Squeaky Fromme And I came to tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing Well, I got no ulterior motives to write a song and sugarcoat it Anyone can do that but it won’t be I Well, my brand new thing is gonna make you smile, I’m so glad that it is mine And I wanna tell y’all bout my brand new thing You wanna hear about my brand new thing? (Marc, tell us what it could be, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing) Between you and me Though it makes me wanna scream and shout, it’s too personal to sing about So I won’t tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing No I won’t tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing
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02:23
In case you haven’t heard I’m giving away a bird I only got one but I’m telling you son That I’m giving away a bird Well I’m sick of cleaning out this cage and I was tempted to let it fly away But one man’s pain can be another’s gain You can take this bird home today It’s totally free to the nth degree I just need to breathe Could you relieve my avian allergies? I’m giving away a bird, a loving home is preferred You don’t have to be rich, just fill his birdseed dish And you got yourself a bird It’s totally free, that’s my decree I’ll say grazie If you’ll just relieve my avian allergies In case you guys ain’t heard, I’m giving away a bird It’s totally free to take my parakeet Yeah, I’m giving away a bird.
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I’ve been looking for a patch of grass to lay down on I’ve been looking for a place to lay down in warmth Daddy, make the sun come out Daddy, make the sun come out Everything is scarier when I’m outside There’s loud noises and lots of cats but there’s no light Daddy, make the sun come out Daddy, make the sun come out If you go first I’ll come with you, but you must lead But it don’t work because the day is through and next to you I’m small and weak Everyone wants security and a sense of pride I just need you to protect me and a little bit of light Daddy, make the sun come out Daddy, make the sun come out If you go first I’ll come with you, but you must lead But it don’t work because the day is through and next to you I’m small and weak I believe you can change it all, so I look to you I don’t think there’s anything that you can’t do Daddy, make the sun come out Daddy, make the sun come out
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I was young and weak and naïve back when I sold you out And ever since I got caught I’ve sworn that you can trust me now And I know what that sounds like, I’m sure you have your doubts The itsy bitsy waifdoll learned from the waterspout So curve around to camera city into the place where girls ask guys And that’s where you’re gonna learn the dreams of the everyday housewife Do we want to share the weight of cleaning kitchen knives? Oh better yet, we can wait and discuss it when we die And when I die and you’re dead too In the afterlife we learned from Sunday school I will finally tell the truth And you’ll no longer be slick and unused To all the girls in camera city and all the girls in the trailer park And all the boys with the pickup trucks that never leave the parking lot With the giant KC lights, you’re gonna have your day When that all too mobile home finally starts and you drive away And when I die and you’re dead too In the afterlife we learned from Sunday school I will finally tell the truth And you’ll no longer be slick and unused
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00:31
Everybody’s got the right to cut off their own wrists And then just dance around unable to make a fist Oh, but it’s hard to cut off the other after the first is gone Now how you gonna hold the knife to sever flesh from bone? Sometimes it’s hard to be DIY Sometimes it’s tough to do it yourself Sometimes it’s hard
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02:32
When I’m a white man singin’ in a black church I don’t even get nervous Cause the lord is the lord and the lord says “Sing! Make a joyful noise unto thee” But the neighbors don’t like rehearsal And you can hear them screamin’ “Calm your slappy ham” “Calm your slappy ham” But they don’t know that the lord is the man It’s a Tuesday night but I’m a Sunday Driver, I’m in no hurry When the lord wants me somewhere faster, I will accelerate for thee They hear me sermonizin’, the lord is my co=pilot “Calm your slappy ham” “Calm your slappy ham” Cause they don’t know that the lord is the man I give the preacherman my ovation, I’m tithing my donation Cause the lord is the lord but the lord ain’t free, I’m payin’ for reservations Me and the congregation, transubstantiation “Calm your slappy ham” “Calm your slappy ham” Cause you know that the lord is the man
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If you’ve got a message and you want it to stick Find that recipient and punch him in the dick Punch him in the peen, this is Dickpuncher 3 It’s the Dickening! If you’re mad at a lawyer from [name redacted] Gotta punch that lawyer right in the vas deferens Say it’s from me, this is Dickpuncher 3 It’s the Dickening! Give a knuckle sammich to his beef bayonet Beat his tallywhacker senseless with an alto clarinet Do you know somebody that really makes you mad? Well, treat his baloney pony just like a punching bag Hurt his family tree, this is Dickpuncher 3 It’s the Dickening! Punch him in the weenie, this is Dickpuncher 3 It’s the Dickening! This is Dickpuncher 3, it’s full of vitamin C, It’s the Dickening!
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I knew a guy named Triforce Mike and every time I was in his line of sight He would say “hello” and touch my balls This is a very true story and I considered calling the cops Homeslice loved to touch me there and I would beg him to knock it off He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot Mike would touch my balls every chance he got. He threw up at one of my shows and it cleared the floor But when he got it all out, well then he got right back up and started dancin’ up a storm This is a very true story, one that I’m kind of embarrassed to tell But what can I say? He was all about my testicular shell He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot Mike would touch my balls every chance he got. No head play, no shaft play, it was ball-thirty All horse play, no foreplay, if he touched your balls you gotta sing this with me He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot Mike would touch my balls every chance he got.
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Thank you for listening, I know you’re distracted And it’s so hard to focus nowadays on just one thing We’re all entertaining the rest of our friends There’s no swell in popularity, there’s only global trends We’ll talk about you talkin’, we’ll write about you writing A self propelling atmosphere of snakes eating their tails There ain’t no use complaining that there’s no regional taste When there’s a level playing field, no one else watches you play We’ve all got an album about to drop We’ve all got a blog about what’s hot The only thing we need is a little attention And somebody to listen, somebody to listen (to us) Someone has to think it, so someone can repeat it And someone can retweet it so you know that they agree Someone has to comment so you can follow up Someone has to think something so there’s independent thought Someone has to kill the formats, someone has to kill the things So that when the kids get grounded, there’s no albums to take away We’ve all got an album about to drop We’ve all got a blog about what’s hot The only thing we need is a little attention And somebody to listen, somebody to listen (to us)

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In order to better serve you as an “entertainer” and “recording artist”, Marc With a C took it upon himself to ask a series of market research questions on various social media networks. He’d then let the results influence the direction of this record. Some took the queries seriously, others took part in a pastime known as “trolling”. Marc made no distinction between the two types of responses, and is happy to report the following: as you, the listener, have already said that these are things you would enjoy, we feel confident in saying that Popular Music is The Best Album Of All Time.

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released February 5, 2013

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

Additional Vocals on "The True Story Of Triforce Mike" by Cap Blackard and Hex

Art by Cap Blackard

A big thank you to Nicole Sirdoreus for putting up with the insane amount of work it took to make this album a reality. Also, thanks to you for listening to this record.

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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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