What A Drag

by The Person & The People

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released 26 October 2014

Nick Costa - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Sam Sanford - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Andy Sanford - Bass, Vocals
Adam Mallory - Drums, Percussion
Everybody but Nick clapped on the record
Special thanks to Thomas Rehbein for teaching us to use his synths and weird noise machines, and allowing us to use them on the record.

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Knol Tate
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Released on Land Ski Records
Really Fantastic Artwork by Joel Starkey
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Copyright The Person & The People 2014

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The Person & The People Minneapolis, Minnesota

We are a band from Saint Paul, MN. We've been playing rock and roll music together since we were teenagers. We're releasing our second full-length album titled "What A Drag" on October 26th at the Triple Rock Social Club.

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Track Name: I Get Weird
I Get Weird
Yeah, I’ve been high
I’d do about anything to fall asleep at night
I don’t get bored
Yeah, I can be content
With sitting in silence and drinking in a friend’s apartment

And I don’t give a fuck about progress
I just want this shit to be done
But wouldn’t that mean
That I could see what I’m running from?

Just slow down
Live in the now
And don’t distract yourself with everything around
We can all be rich
But it’s no use to me
I don’t believe in self-sustainability

And I don’t really want your money
And you can probably keep your guns
Leave me alone
You can have your god
And I just won’t
Because I don’t give a fuck about progress
I just want this shit to be done
But wouldn’t that mean
That I could see what I’m running from?
Track Name: Unwind
I needed some time to unwind
I spent too much time on a different kind
Working my 9 to 5
Or 1 to 9
I don’t mind, but the way it makes me feel inside
Drives me wild

I needed to get outside
My life was wasted on a different kind
Your scheduling has gotten me fried
My mind is melting, and I try
But the way it makes me feel inside
Drives me wild

I gotta hold my head up
Track Name: Vitamin C
I’ve got a ticking clock
I’ve got a lack of time
So I’ve been trying to come
And you’ve been trying to go
I’m going too slow

You’ve got red, red hands
I’ve got a bloody knife
You say “Everything will be alright.”
And that’s fine

But I’ve got nothing now
And I’m gonna show you how to love me
I guess it’s all that I really need

I’ve got a clicking jaw from the night before
And she’s taking vitamin C
And it’s all because of me
I guess I fucked up.
Track Name: Don't Fear The Richard
Just because I don’t have money
Doesn’t mean I don’t have something to lose

Just because I act kind of funny
Doesn’t mean I won’t take your money

Like you’ve got someone to lose
I’ve heard she’s dying for some good news

I’ve got some bad news

Man, I hate the blues
Enough 12 bar
Just take me to the bar
Just bring me to the bar
Where you can fill me up with booze
Like I’ve got nothing to lose
You know I’m dying for some good news
Track Name: Give Me More
I get lost, and don’t keep time
Because somewhere in my mind
I hate this more than I hate you
It’s best that we just leave it alone
Now I feel the need to lie down for a while
The room is spinning and it’s early in the night

While you were waiting, I got wasted at home
I felt alive, but now I’m shaking
And I need you to give me more

I get horribly confused
This place is a zoo
And you’re making no contribution
In turning this place around
In a cookie-cutter world
Far beyond yours
You’ve made the right choice, man
You’ve got yourself an easy life

While you were screaming, I got squeamish
You lose respect when you are steaming, man

And I gotta say that my problems with
Your problems is, you don’t seem to let go
I don’t know why you think so
Your self-respect is evident
You should try and spread the wealth
Instead of spending it on yourself

While you were waiting I got wasted
I felt alive, but now I’m shaking
And I need you to give me more
Track Name: What You Do
I have come so far to be reclusive
You’re trying way too hard to be producing

All these friends in which you think you love,
A concept you know nothing of
I’ve been trying hard to be replaced
You’re living with your selfish ways
Redemption that you’ve laid to waste
I never understood the way you think
And what you do don’t make it right

Well, who do you think you’re kidding?
You can buy your own public image

And all of your friends in which you think you love,
A concept you know nothing of
I’ve been trying hard to be replaced
You’re living with your selfish ways
Redemption that you’ve laid to waste
I never understood the way you think
And what you do don’t make it right
Track Name: Human Blimp Sees Flying Saucer
I was dreaming
About sleeping
About soft skin
And fresh linen

I awake with my arms asleep
And rush for the door
Am I happy?
Was I before?
Will I be after I close the door?

When I’m out strolling
More like patrolling
Abandon caves, I wish it was a house with an open doorway

My shoes they stutter when I think
Of a home to own
Exposed rafters
Hardwood floors
Then I’d be happy
What was I before?
Track Name: Brooklyn
I need a familiar face
It’s lonely in this town
I’m asking how you’ve been
and you say you’re “better now”

What an amazing way we act after a couple of drinks

I have always loved you. And yeah, I always will.
But you’re taking off your clothes in a van, in Brooklyn

You never come around when you make trips back home
But it brings me comfort that neither of us are alone
Something could happen, but I won’t make the push
Plus, I get exhausted with all of this beating around the bush

Because I have always loved you
And yeah, I always will
But you’re taking off your clothes in a van, in Brooklyn
It’s not like I’m complaining. There’s nothing I can do
And it’s not your fault, you can do what you want to.

Yeah, you can do who you want to.
Track Name: Wrong Way
I don’t know what I’m thinking
I lost my head
“Potatoes” and “Pajamas” was all she said
And I know that there’s a silly little thing you do
You stop looking at me when I’m talking to you
And it’s the worst thing you could ever do

You showed me the wrong way to love you

I don’t know what I’m thinking
Man, I threw it away
There isn’t anything I’m feeling
That puts it all at stake

But there’s still that stupid little thing that you do
You stop looking at me when I’m talking to you
And it’s the worst thing that you’ve ever done
Or you could ever do
And I did it to you

You showed me the wrong way to love you
Track Name: Year Long Drought
Actions are like rain
On a hot and windy day
In a year long drought
I heard you talking about me
The way that I shook,
My clothes, and my look

And I wouldn’t say I’m any different
But she said I was her type
I fit the part just right

There goes her garter
I was a goner
Whose to say this ain’t the after death?
The ancient art of me progressing

I wouldn’t like to act like I know
Words I’ve been told
Preconceived knowledge is the devil’s foothold
And your words are your vice
The universe ain’t always right
And it would have been enough
If I was left to my device

And I wouldn’t say I’m any different
All my ideas have an influence
From the people they know
But what person sees transparently?

I independently depend on you
Arrive at conclusions you think right as
Based off of your own judgement
Through the ones you trust and love
She loves
Track Name: NYC FREAKOUT
New York City
You freak me out
The trains, and stations
Buildings, and people around.
Do they go after your flesh if your guards down?
Is there even room to breathe around this town?
So where are you going?
And how do you do?
New York City, I’m terrified of you

I’ve got a feeling
I might end up liking it here
And I’ll let go of my irrational fears
That they’re trying to bathe in your blood if you don’t look
Like something from the television
Or something from a book

Well, I’m no tourist
Nah, I’m just passin’ through
New York City, I’m terrified of you

I’m no tourist
Nah, I’m just passin’ through
New York City, I’m not afraid of you
I’m not afraid of you
Track Name: Run
To take a different step in a whole new direction
I accept my own actions in the search for perfection
For perfection, I’ve found a lack of “right” and “wrong”
In every goddamn song

Just to break through the skin of the beast I’m trying to stab here
You’ve gotta collect all your feelings
Pull them out, and leave them stranded
The cards in which I’m handed,
They don’t feel quite like before
It only matters more to the ones who stand around
And put their noses down in the steaming pile of shit
That I have been branded with

If there is confidence buried deep within
Dig it out again and run, run, run, run, run, run, run

I’ve found a lack of “right” and “wrong”
In every goddamn song
And it only matters more to those who stand around
And they put their noses down in the steaming pile of shit
That I have been branded with.