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Tape Songs EP

by Trace Italian

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Ur Clean 02:55
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
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
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
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



wrote and recorded this in about 3 days to get away from the really crazy meticulous work that went into "down in the weeds". might come back to some of these, we'll see. for now, enjoy them as they are.


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, with Kelsey Wood on bass and Riley Chernoff on drums. They've been around in some form or another since 2016.

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