What The Hell Were You On?

from Life's So Hard by Marc With a C

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lyrics

Thanks mom, thanks dad
For building a world that i can't afford to live in
And thanks to all you other baby-boomers
What the hell were you thinking?
What the hell were you thinking?
You say you never sold out, say that you bought in
And the day I was born was the day that you stopped being hip
So thanks mom
What the hell were you thinking?
What the hell were you thinking?

What the hell were you on?
When you came up with that one?

Thanks mom for the electric guitar
When I was down on my lucks I just put it in the pawn shop
And thanks to your ideals as an ex-hippie
On a new fad diet in an SUV
I tried LSD while you explained to me
All the dangers I'd face while I was tripping
While my pupils were bigger than the national debt
They looked like saucers in the middle of my head
Thanks mom for the pep talk
What the hell were you thinking?
What the hell were you thinking?

What the hell were you on?
When you came up with that one?

Thanks dad for telling me
I could be anything that I wanted
Except for a fag
It's a good thing I'm not actually sexually attracted to men
Instead I write songs where I don't sing
I just talk
And I pretend that I'm so goddamn innovative
I act like I'me the first one to come up with it
It's like the beat poets never happened
It's like those weird Tom Waits records don't exist
And hell, Pete Townshend didn't really inspire this
Thanks dad for thinking about my dick
What the hell were you thinking?
What the hell were you thinking?

What the hell were you on?
When you came up with that one?

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from Life's So Hard, released August 1, 2006

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Marc With a C Orlando, Florida

For over 21 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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