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Tape Songs EP

by Trace Italian

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released August 12, 2019

Written, produced, and recorded by Sean Newton, except for Hallelujah I'm a Bum, by Harry McClintock

Thanks to Jesse Acorn for fixing the handy dandy Sony TC-377


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Trace Italian Edmonton, Alberta

Trace Italian is a psych-pop band from Edmonton, AB. The band is led by songwriter and producer Sean Newton and features a rotating cast that contributes to live shows and recordings. They've been around in some form or another since 2016.

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Track Name: Ur Clean
Carryin an upside down umbrella catching all the leaves
Married to a nicer lookin fella made of tumbleweeds

wearing special shiny suits of armor
throwing off the leads
of people that you used when ur in college
make yourself feel clean

opening your mouth you take a gamble
poison all the trees
with a fear of God and tendency to ramble
you're making enemies

Make urself feel clean
Ur clean
Ur clean
Ur clean
Track Name: Hallelulah I'm a Bum
Why don’t you work like other folks do
How the hell can I work when there’s no work to do

Hallelujah I’m a bum, Hallelujah bum again
Hallelujah give us a handout to revive us once again

Oh why speed up work til you’re ready to fall
If you’d only slow down, there’d be work for us all

Why don't you save all the money you earn
If I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn

Demons behind, in fast pursuit
How the hell can i manage the world’s demons too

Rejoice and be glad for the Springtime has come
We can throw down our shovels and go on the bum
Track Name: Small Ugly People
Ya think that you're losing when really your bruising the tides
Read all the news of the folks'll make you swallow your pride

Yea and nothin seems pretty to you
Small ugly people that you don't know
Clenching your fists, filling space in your head
What can I do about people like you?

Liberate six million soliders to swell twice in size
A mob with no master dicussing how they're victimized

Yea and nothin seems pretty to you
Small ugly people that you don't know
Cross off your list as you cut off the head
What can I do about people like you?

And I know that I could be happy
And I know that I could be kind
And I know that the best is behind us
We can't bring it back
But we can try
Track Name: I Don't Have Superpowers
I don't have x-ray vision
And I can't lift a car
I read books at a normal speed, no one says I'm super smart

I didn't get in the reactor
Before they accidentally locked the door
And when I die, I won't come back, if I do I'll be played by someone else

Yea I don't have superpowers
That means that I can't fly
Yea, I don't have superpowers
I just get high

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