The Sound of Sticker

by D. Sticker Ensemble

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about

Throw away your copies of Thriller, Nevermind and Dark Side of The Moon. Those albums will no longer be necessary once you’ve heard The Sound of Sticker, the second album by The D. Sticker Ensemble. It is more than just a great collection of new songs, but a baptism into a universe of power pop, ambiance and punk. You can buy just the CD, or better yet, buy the limited edition LP package on red vinyl (which also includes a copy of the CD, a lyric booklet and a 7" red vinyl Mystery Disc).

credits

released 01 March 2012
All songs written by D. Sticker except
“I Search For Tomorrow” (Paul Evans; Paul Parnes)
“I Just Can’t Help Believin’” (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil)
“The Bride of TSNKE” (Sticker; Prioste; Bulum)

Produced, recorded and mixed by the D. Sticker Ensemble
At Sun Dial Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2009 - July 2011
Mastering by The Sound Lab

Music performed by the D. Sticker Ensemble, except:
“Southern Gentleman” Todd van Bronkhorst- lap steel guitar
“Words” Kevin Newton- tambourine
The Bride’s of TSNKE Choir - Todd van Bronkhorst,
Corbett Gettman, Asgoth A.D., Tim Prioste
and Stacey K. Black.

Special thanks to Tiffany St. John, Richard Denny,
Paul Orehovec, Rod Tipton, and Adam Beales

Album cover art by Kevin Newton
www.artwanted.com/knewart

7” Mystery Disc track one musicians:
Tim Prioste- drums, Joe Bulum- keyboards
Greg Severi- bass

Lyric booklet art and characters by D. Sticker

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Track Name: The Splat
The bathroom stall was filled with men
A dance broke out on the southern wing
The law said no but the dance grew strong
And now we know how it goes.

Fall to the floor and lay down flat
See the world from on your back
Thrash your body, then collapse
Let’s all go and do the splat

We’ve come upon some Indians
And Gods country isn’t meant for them
So now we have the right to take control of it all.

Fall to the floor and lay down flat
See the world from on your back
Thrash your body, then collapse
Let’s all go and do the splat

The dance floor’s filled with feet again
The DJ Spins around the drain
We spin in circles, drowning as we go down

Stand up straight and tip your hat
Walk out the door and don’t look back
The cat came back without his hat
He lost it when he did the splat
Track Name: The Devil
When I was a child I was baptized
The Devil in me died
But in the middle of a hot dry summer
He was revived

So that’s when I took everything inside
I Shut the door and turned out light
The hazy colors of my life
Are now a stark black and white

And I know what’s right
Cause I’ve seen the light
He knows what’s inside
And knows what I like

I rode a tandem bike with Jesus Christ
But every time he made me pedal
It’s so much easier to ride when you’re with The Devil

And the taste is sweet
And bad for the teeth
But that’s how I eat
And why I drink

So now I won’t get to go heaven
And all I can say is, “I don’t really care”
Cause in this life I’m already bored
So why would I wanna go there?

But you know, I’m no rebel
Just no longer on the level
And I’ve accepted the hand of The Devil
Track Name: 75¢
If you got it it’s your money.
It’s enough to catch the trolley.
It’s not quite a dollar.
But it’s better than a quarter.
It knows not what you’re thinking.
But there’s something so appealing

It’s seventy five pennies
And doubled, it’s one fifty.
Everyone of them has a mother
And you treat me like a brother
At one time brought good fortune.
And stood to restore order
Track Name: Southern Gentleman
So many things in life I’d like to be
A sailor with a suit and cap who sails across the sea
But in another life you know I was another me
But I can’t comprehend that philosophy

So maybe be a southern gentleman
At peace
Just to breathe
And then you’ll know just right where I stand
With beliefs
Without needs

This whole life is what you get for free
Spend it on yourself and don’t forget to breathe
I can’t be a dolphin or a chimpanzee
But I know of another possibility

And maybe be a southern gentleman
Leisurely
And complete
And then you’ll know just right where I stand
At peace
Just to be
Track Name: Digital Cowboy
INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: The Shit Valve
When the shit valve’s on
Don’t be surprised
When out comes a shit

With a suit and tie on
I gotta say
It’s a perfect fit

But you were put you in charge
And then you went
And took advantage of it

You’ve been a bad boy –oh no
Go to the corner
With a chair and sit

Your mouth is running to keep up with your lies
But now there’s some thing that you just can’t disguise.
Your heads exploded to Napoleon size
But no surprise, run and hide, cause the shit valve’s been turned on!

Don’t get me wrong
I got some things
I don’t want to admit

So, if you need to get off
We’ll go ahead
But you got things to fix

If your telling us the God
Is on your side
Well how did you decide this?

Proclaiming Jesus in your heart
Just aint enough
You gotta act like him.

You’ve got the money and you’ve got the drive
Your duty called and assembled the flies
And flies can carry dangerous germs on their feet
Now disease is on the street. It’s on the meat. It’s on TV. It’s what we breathe.

When the shit valve’s on
Don’t be surprised
When out comes a shit

You might mean no harm
But we need help
Our society’s sick

So when the shit fan’s on
You’re gonna get back
What you spit into it

It’s the same old song
So turn it off
Cause we’re sick of it
Track Name: Dance Like Robot
INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: I Search For Tomorrow
I search for tomorrow
Among the ashes of yesterday
Fragile and grey
I blow them away
And look for a spark
To light the dawn of tomorrow

I search for tomorrow
Among the fallen pants of right now
Lifeless and brown
Can one be found?
Vibrantly green
Filled with a dream of tomorrow

For in my search I seek a meaning
That is buried somewhere in the bones of dreamers
Who have walked upon the earth
I‘ve got to find a reason
Why was I born?
What am I worth?

I search for tomorrow
Among the shadows of what might be
Shapeless and free
So hard to see
What can I touch
That longs so much for tomorrow?
Track Name: The Spins
Would you like to row a boat?
(You know I would)
Or maybe sell your soul?
(Maybe I should)
Would you rather be alone?
(I guess I could)
How ‘bout a cup of joe?
(Oh that sounds good)

Rationalizing every whim
Till you have fallen from the spins
And when your friends have claimed you dead
You’re gonna rise and haunt again

Do you believe in ghosts?
(I guess I should)
Would you like to have a smoke?
(I guess I could)
Would you like to hear a joke?
(You know I would)
It’s the one about the Pope?
(oh that sounds good)

CHORUS

But you see I’m trying
To survive
And do what’s right
Please
We’re all just tired
Uninspired
From an endless fight

Would you like something to eat?
(Maybe I should)
Would you like to have some tea?
(I guess I could)
How ‘bout something to believe?
(You know I would)
Or maybe have a drink?
(oh that sounds good)
Track Name: I Just Can't Help Believin'
Well I just can't help believin'
When she smiles up soft and gentle
With a trace of misty morning
And the promise of tomorrow in her eyes

And I just can't help believin'
When she's lying close beside me
And my heart beats with the rhythm of her sighs

This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

And I just can't help believin'
When she slips her hand in my hand
And it feels so small and helpless
And let my fingers fold around it like a glove

And I just can't help believin'
When she's whispering some magic
My tears are flowing honey sweet with love

This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

I just can't help believin'
Track Name: Words
What’s with all these words
That’s used in conversation

Who thought of all these words
It’s gotta take some patience

Just sounds that you have heard
Can serve as a replacement

The challenge of these words
Is people try to take them

And I don’t have the patience
To learn them all and relate them, into my language

The kids are using words
It’s the latest teen sensation

Refining all these words
And just for recreation

The dangers of these words
It’s not for conversation

Abusing all those words
It’s verbal penetration

And I don’t like all the changes
The planets aligned and I’m waiting. I can’t make it.

Defining the absurd
To claim an innovation

Sounds are sometimes words
A verbal ventilation

We have to use these words
Were starting an invasion

Start throwing out those words
And placing them on pages

Some will claim them as sacred
Locking them away in cages. I wanna get naked

And swim in all these words
I’m singing all these words
Were making up these words
I cant remember words
Who’s thought of all these words
What’s with all these words
Were making up the words
I’m singing all these words
Track Name: The Bride of TSNKE
Jack said to Sally
Well, what do you know?
I’m coming back home
And look how you’ve grown

But I couldn’t be seen
At a high school prom
Perhaps I was wrong
So now we should go

Give me life… TSNKE

Miller was sad
The guilt was so heavy
He just couldn’t get
Those images out of his head

But something’s a man
Has got to bear in silence
But how was he
Supposed to know

Give me life… TSNKE

Don’t have much today
That I can afford
But I’ll be okay
As long as I got something to live for.

Give me Bride of TSNKE

So please don’t hesitate
To get your mate a little TSNKE
Track Name: Say Goodbye
Now it’s time to say goodbye
I hope this wasn’t a bore
We love to play these songs for you
Hopefully leave you wanting more

And now it’s time to pack the gear
And take it home to bed
The sound was made to battle all
The cobwebs in our ears

Please don’t push as you vacate
And buy some merchandise

Now it’s time to say goodbye
We hope this wasn’t a bore
We had to play these songs for you
Hopefully leave you wanting more

They’re only variations of songs you might know
Now patiently make your way to the door

Peace on earth, good will to man
Be careful as you drive
Be prepared for what’s ahead
This is your only life