Renovator

by Jeff Badger

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1.
Renovator 03:54
Bob and Mary, just starting out They got it all, all they need is a house. Lucky them, they just got pre-approved, Grease up those elbows you’ve got nothing to lose. Watch them go to the Home Depot A Subaru full of wood. What they don’t know just might kill them But I don’t imagine it would, but it could. Stay back, we don’t need a renovator Stay back, you’re all the same Stay back, ‘cause you’re sounding like a revelator Stay back you’re all the same Bob and Mary, making great strides Fixed up the windows and they painted inside Ripped up linoleum to find hardwood floors A nice new family’s moving in next door Watch them grow heirloom tomatoes In the old vacant lots But still laying low after the sun goes down To avoid getting robbed, or shot Stay back, we don’t need a renovator Stay back, you’re all the same Stay back, ‘cause you’re sounding like a revelator Stay back you’re all the same Way across the water (I hope you’re ready) Way across the sea (you thought you knew what you were asking for) Way across the water (get out your wallet) No one waits for me Stay back, we don’t need a renovator Stay back, you’re all the same Stay back, ‘cause you’re sounding like a revelator Stay back you’re all the same Stay back, we don’t need a renovator Stay back, you’re all the same Stay back, ‘cause you’re sounding like a revelator Stay back you’re all the same
2.
The Frame 02:33
Right I was battling all night Just to paint a picture of you I got the colors tight Value, saturation, and hue I thought it was looking alright In fact I thought it was pretty good It’s sad but true I varnished it up Put it in a frame You said “who’s that? What’s her name?” I put down my brush and paints in shame Either I don’t know you, or you just don’t know yourself Or maybe I thought you were somebody else but You keep the picture I’ll keep the frame Wrong I forgot all the words to our song I let the scented candles burn out I spilled your wine on the bearskin rug Made all the chocolate melt My gestures never seemed to come out right You were so uptight You know I’m right I took a photo Or you in the rain Looking like a drowning rat in a hurricane I laser-printed it up and put it in a frame It could have been funny, but you decided it wasn’t I can’t argue anymore, it’s just too unpleasant So you keep the picture I’ll keep the frame
3.
Last Man 03:11
From the day he arrived we knew something was up Confidence was misplaced, hackles were up This man with the mouth, he’s not the one you’ve been waiting for He knows too much, he ain’t the race you’ve been hydrating for The last man alive, and he is a jerk I can’t say I’m surprised but you couldn’t do worse You can dream of a world where you don’t have to choose But sometimes when you win you lose. You look so surprised, please don’t get upset I’m sorry we lied, but we’re building a nest A nest for the world, a new Ethiopia And you will be Eve, History my girl will smile on you
4.
Diamond Rhythm You know there’s nothing as sharp I have the vision And I can see in the dark No longer on a slow decline Marching out in the world Emotion’s not your friend Diamond Rhythm You know there’s nothing as bright Laser precision We are stars in the night Burning white hot searing coals Focus, drive, and control Emotion’s not your friend So this is how we’re living With every drop of water The tide is growing stronger Diamond Rhythm Diamond Rhythm You know there’s nothing as sharp I have the vision And I can see in the dark No longer on a slow decline Marching out in the world We saw through the slime Stopped going back to the well We’ll never be the same
5.
Citizens 02:44
I know I was once like you Now I got better things to do Than sit here in a rented room Carving meaning out of gloom But still, it’s a rush To make the citizens blush Shameful joy, not fate I just got here too late Some people overestimate The things they think that make them great They think we wait with baited breath For the pearls of wisdom that they cast And if you can’t apologize You won the game but lost the prize The ones you think you’re speaking for Sail away and leave you at the shore But still, it’s a rush To make the citizens blush Shameful joy, not fate I just got here too late Abandoned (all been done) But still, it’s a rush To make the citizens blush Shameful joy, not fate We all got here too late

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recorded 2017-2018 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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released October 28, 2018

written and performed by Jeff Badger

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