Unemployment Blues

by The Person & The People

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The feel good record of the year.

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released October 28, 2016

All songs written and performed by Nick Costa

Vocals on "Goin' Ape" and "Bent Out Of Shape" by Faith Boblett
Vocals on "God's Dead (Nothing Matters)" by Dan Mariska

Produced by Dan Mariska and Sam Sanford
Mixed by Dan Mariska
Mastered by Knol Tate

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The Person & The People Minneapolis, Minnesota

For nearly a decade The Person and The People have been a fixture in the Twin Cities’ “indie” scene and their experience is evident not only in their enchanting, nuanced live performances but also in their seemingly endless arsenal of catchy rock songs. Their new album Dark & Low will be released on April 23rd on Land Ski Records. ... more

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Track Name: Unemployment Blues
Hey man,
This wasn't in your five-year-plan
Just sit back and enjoy your "sweet child"

'Cuz you've got a bone to pick with me

Calm down
What's your problem now?
Nonsense
You need to get over it

'Cuz you've got a bone to pick with me
You were up late feeling sick
Just at the thought of it

Now I've got all the time in the world
And I've got a bone to pick with you
I've got a bone to pick with the way you handled this
Yeah, I've got a bone to pick with you
Track Name: Aimless
Lately I'm getting lazy
What else am I gonna do?
I won't even put pants on unless I really have to

Maybe if I could meet with some friends
This all wouldn't feel so trying
All I need from you is to keep me occupied

I don't know if you noticed
But I'm turning into a slob
I may as well be sewn into this couch that I've been napping on

I'm not feeling worthless
But there's days where I don't feel like trying
All I need from you is to keep me occupied

Lately I'm getting lazy
What else am I gonna do?
I feel like I'm making a fool of myself
As well as you

Maybe if I had some skills
I wouldn't be such a mess
But recently I've been feeling pretty aimless
Maybe if I had some friends
I wouldn't feel so tired
All I need from you is to keep me occupied
Track Name: Goin' Ape
Get all of these people away from me
I'm feeling warm and I can barely breathe
Most days I need Simpler Times, a good porch, and nothing on my mind

'Cuz I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' ape
I'm as mad as a hatter these days

Oh, how the tides have changed
I move slow and I get swept away
But mostly, man, I've been feeling so bored
When diversion is something I can't afford

I'm goin' crazy
I'm goin' ape
I'm as mad as a hatter these days
Track Name: What If I Don't Wanna Go Home?
We'll pack and go
Straight to Milwaukee
Just for the fun of it
Hit up some late night junk food
And forget each other

We've been hanging around too long to be fooled
Or to bend the rules
What if I don't wanna go home?

We'll pack and go
Straight to Chicago
Just for the fuck of it
Hit up some 4am bars
And get into trouble

We've been hanging around too long to be fooled
Or to bend the rules
Or to get confused
To weigh our options and all we have to lose
What if I don't wanna go home?

We've been hanging around too long to be fooled
Or to bend the rules
Track Name: Emma
Emma, you have changed me
Now I'm going crazy
I got used to you here to calm me down
It's getting pretty weird without you around

Emma, I feel broken
Now all of the pain has sunk in
What am I to do when I start crying?
My comfort went away on the day you died
And now I will never love another again

Emma, come sit near me
I'll pretend you hear me
What am I to do when I start crying?
My comfort went away on the day you died
And now I will never love another again
Track Name: God's Dead (Nothing Matters)
There's no use
I've been confused and drunk

I just want you to steal my keys and buy me pizza
Lay me down and turn on cartoons
Because God's dead, and nothing matters

I'm nihilistic, but optimistic
Maybe there's something I'm missing

I've been stumbling for a while now
Maybe I should lay off the hooch

God's dead and nothing matters
Track Name: I Don't Know How To Make Up My Mind
I'm giving it up
I always had a taste for the finer things
But now I don't know where to go
Or what to do when I'm bored
Man, I don't know how to make my mind

I'm up way too late
It's almost 3am and on a school night
But how do I know what we made, where I go, or if I stay?
Man, I don't know how to make up my mind

I need some sort of change
Man, I'm wasting away
It's just the taste of it that haunts my lips
Have I lost my sense of control, or forgot?
I guess I forgot
Track Name: She Wakes Me Up
She wakes me up with a kiss on the mouth
At 8am, and says "Honey, I'm heading out"

Now I don't know what to do with myself
Play guitar and surf the web
Hang with the cats
and ask "when are you coming back?"

She wakes me up at about a quarter to 4
Asks me "What's for dinner?"
And tells me that she loves me more than she ever did before

Now I don't know what to do with myself
'till I see her climb the stairs
I see her standing there
And I say "Welcome home"

I'm feeling like a dog
Waiting by the window
Listening for your car
Scratching at the door
And barking at the mailman
Track Name: Bent Out Of Shape
In a stupor, you tell me you're alright
But on occasion, you've been one to lie
Especially wy
When you're drunk and high

I need fresh blood
I need words I could flesh out
I need the feelings
To outweigh my pride from my doubt
And let it turn me inside out

Take what you want from me and let me go away

I am stupid and I put it on display
I am human, I am prone to make mistakes
But when it's every single day
You get bent out of shape

Now you'll take what you want from me and let me go away
Track Name: Stoopin' On A Blue Moon
Stoopin' on a blue moon
I don't really like you, but I'll drink your alcohol
It's nice of you to offer, but you make my skin crawl

Killin' time on a blood moon
The prophecy came true
And I thought you were paranoid
Off of your rocker
Now I know you are