No Band? No Problem!

by StarF & The Spectres

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I was going to re-record some parts. Mix it a little better. Fix it up a bit. Then I realized that if I did that it would take forever to release and that's totally not punk. So fuck it. Here's an offering of punk songs I "made" because I wanted to.

Sometimes people forget that making music is FUN. Not everything has to be perfect. If you don't want to listen to it, you don't have to. And if you don't like it, I don't really care.

love you all. <3

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released June 5, 2014

I stole a lot of punk instrumentals and then yelled at them.

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Track Name: Always Wanted A Punk Band
They say don't write about writing but they also say to write what you know
I thought up the idea for this song front row at a punk rock show

Always wanted a punk band but I guess I really can't sing
Always wanted a punk band but you know I don't play a thing
Always wanted a punk band but I guess it wasn't in the cards
Always wanted a punk band, they say it ain't that hard

I wanted to play guitar, didn't take long to give up
Didn't want to work hard so they could tell me I sucked
And now that I realized that's stupid I'm all out of time
But I'm full of reason, so I just write and I rhyme
So I'm a rapper now, don't have my cool punk band
Stolen instrumentals cover everything in my plan
I can genre hop as long as I've still got my voice
Anything is possible for me so now I've got my choice

But I still want a punk band, but I guess I really can't sing
I still want a punk band, but you know I don't play a thing
I still want a punk band, but I guess it wasn't for me
I still want a punk band, though it borders on a need

Always wanted a punk band but I guess I really can't sing
Always wanted a punk band but you know I don't play a thing
Always wanted a punk band but I guess it wasn't in the cards
Always wanted a punk band, they say it ain't that hard

So why don't you tell me about the passions you lost
And why you abandoned them, was it worth all the cost?
I left my dreams at the door when I checked in for some sleep
Woke up years later with nothing of my own to keep
I stole the towels and bolted, bought a shiny guitar
Down payment: Nostalgia, and a will to go far
I wrote the songs in such haste and wore out my head
Leave the rapping behind, I'm in a punk band instead

What's stopping me? Real life gets in the way
But I forgot that we can choose what we do with our days
And they say that work governs because bills gotta get paid
But my life is worth more than the sum of the paychecks I made
So resignation is nigh, I'm coming up from this dream
The sequence still in motion, but it's picking up steam
And when I wake up in that hotel room ready to run
I'll pick up that guitar and be ready to go have some fun

Always wanted a punk band but I guess I really can't sing
Always wanted a punk band but you know I don't play a thing
Always wanted a punk band but I guess it wasn't in the cards
Always wanted a punk band, they say it ain't that hard

But I still want a punk band, but I guess I really can't sing
I still want a punk band, but you know I don't play a thing
I still want a punk band, but I guess it wasn't for me
I still want a punk band, though it borders on a need

Don't tell me that I can't do it
If I want to I'll pursue it
If it ain't passion, it ain't music
I can't sing, so fucking what, screw it

Did you ever want to start a band? Well then DO THAT SHIT
Did you ever want to write a book? Well then DO THAT SHIT
Did you ever want to cook a meal? Well then DO THAT SHIT
The hardest part is starting, trust me, if I can do it you can do it
Did you ever want to paint something? Well then DO THAT SHIT
Did you ever want to knit a scarf? Well then DO THAT SHIT
Did you ever want to make a film? Well then DO THAT SHIT
The hardest part is starting, trust me, if I can do it you can do it

Always wanted a punk band but I guess I really can't sing
Always wanted a punk band but you know I don't play a thing
Always wanted a punk band but I guess it wasn't in the cards
Always wanted a punk band, they say it ain't that hard

But I still want a punk band, but I guess I really can't sing
I still want a punk band, but you know I don't play a thing
I still want a punk band, but I guess it wasn't for me
I still want a punk band, I'll do it anyway, see?
Track Name: My Bank Account Isn't Going To Fill Itself, Asshole
Give me your money so I can be successful
I want to be so much more!
Give me your money so I can be successful
I want to be a corporate whore!
So shell it out, shell it out
Gimme it, gimme it
Shell it out, shell it out
I DON'T MAKE ART FOR FREE
MOTHERFUCKER
Give me your money so I can be successful
I want to be so much more!
Track Name: Pancakes At Andy's
It's happening again, the sun is quickly rising
The fight in me continues to be gradually subsiding
Why can't we just all go back to sleep

Can I sit this one out? My bed is so inviting
The battles out there aren't mine to be fighting
Maybe a tasty breakfast is all we need

Let's all go get pancakes at Andy's!

I saw friends I haven't seen in years at that party
Passed out on a couch, isn't life exciting?
Sometimes I wonder if there's more than this

But at the table with syrup and short stacks at the ready
I don't really mind the direction life is heading
Don't bore me with politics, pass the orange juice quick

Let's all go get pancakes at Andy's!

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, WHAT A WAY TO START THE DAY
I DON'T FRET, MRS. BUTTERWORTH ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT TO SAY

Let's all go get pancakes at Andy's!
Track Name: Self Importance Is The First Step Towards Importance
I feel it I feel it I feel everyone watching me
I know it I know it I know everyone's judging me
Every move I make and everybody stares
It's so hard to remember that nobody really cares

I know you've done it, and so have I
How do you look through other peoples eyes?
Every minute in public, preoccupied
But they're just as nervous, our anxieties never collide (x2)

Yeah I know you've been there before, walking down the street
It's a little bit crowded and your mind goes into overdrive
"What do they think when their eyes glance past me?"
This thought shared ironically between two passing lives

Everyone is gonna notice that I notice them
But will I take notice of them never taking note?
Well everybody's going to notice that I notice them
I am not the one under the glass-bottom boat

I know you've done it, and so have I
How do you look through other peoples eyes?
Every minute in public, preoccupied
But they're just as nervous, our anxieties never collide (x2)

I am a spectacle
I am a prodigy
I am incredible
Everyone is watching me
I am a monolith
I am a behemoth
I AM IMPORTANT
Let's all repeat it until we truly believe it
I'm the protagonist
Let's all repeat it until we truly believe it
oh

I know you've done it, and so have I
How do you look through other peoples eyes?
Every minute in public, preoccupied
But they're just as nervous, our anxieties never collide (x2)
Track Name: I Started Listening To Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Penchant For Really Long Song Titles (And An Obsession With Fall Out Boy)
Give me something, give me something quick to take away
The monotony of waking up from day to day
No wait, a trite cliche, I guess I've nothing left to say

I live life as a means to distract from the fact
That the content is just filler till the final act
And on that day I'll go out with a bang
(How many spectators can I attract?!)

And when I go to sleep
How many promises will I fail to keep?
I love you all, goodnight
If I lied down quietly it wouldn't feel right

Until I'm dead, remember this
Until I'm dead, I will live in bliss
Until I'm dead, don't look so sad
This is the best life either of us have ever had

And when I go to sleep
How many promises will I fail to keep?
I love you all, goodnight
Before I fall I'll lie to you outright

Until I'm dead, remember this
Until I'm dead, I will live in bliss
Until I'm dead, don't look so sad
This is the best life either of us have ever had

So goodnight, I love you all
(until I'm dead)