OF COURSE!

LYRICS + LINER NOTES


PROSPECT PARK

(Trischka)

Bandshell bombshell
Snuck up behind me
Right as the show began
How’s that for timing?
She turns away as if to say,
’My love today is not the day.’

Black leather pants
From a second-hand savior
Second song starts and
I’ve got a new neighbor
Who looks at me as if to say,
’My love, today is not the day.”

What are you doing here in Prospect Park?
You know I’m practically toe-tapping
To your two-bit snark
I’ll tell you what I’m doing here in Prospect Park
I was looking for a prospect
A shot in the dark


Megaphone picnic
We tried to avoid
Professional intervention
Too late, my heart is destroyed
I turn to her so I can say,
’My love, today is not the day’

CHORUS (x3)


DODO BIRD
(Trischka)

Hey, boys and girls, have you heard?
There’s a new dance in town called the Dodo Bird
Four simple steps, so have no fear
It’s gonna rock you to your bones, are we clear? (all clear)

Kiss yourself on the cheek (no tongue)
Don’t bring a melodica (clavs are more fun)
Love your mother and your father and the daily grind
Let Mondrian vaguely enter your mind

Run, run, run, as fast as you can
Don’t stop running or the bees will find you
(Seriously, don’t stop running cuz they’re
vicious little creatures and they want your blood)

OOOOOOOOH DODO BIRD
OOOOOOOOH DODO BIRD

Have a sword on your person, be mighty
Have a machete, be mighty
Have a sword on your person, be mighty
Have a machete, be mighty


Slip into a state, slip out of a state
Well, look at you go! You’re doing great!
Bring your camera to capture the vibe
Have a sword on your person, be mighty!

Sleep only in your underwear
Sleep only in your underwear
Sleep only in your underwear
Sleep naked in your underwear

Call your mom to tell her you found the one
Then she finds out you lied and you have to move out

Axl Rose has the voice of an angel
Axl Rose is a petulant child
Axl Rose has the voice of an child
Axl Rose is (WHAT?) an asshole

Stab myself in the face with a pointy gun
(You know, like, one of those, like, revolutionary war
George Washington kinda pieces? A bayonet? That’s the one! Anyway…)
It’s really fucking easy to buy a gun

OOOOOOOOH DODO BIRD
OOOOOOOOH DODO BIRD

Have a sword on your person, be mighty
Have a machete, be mighty
May the soul of a person be mighty
Have a machete, be mighty

She brings home the bacon
You bring home the bacon
You’re a vegan, but fuck it
So you eat the bacon

And then you do the whole thing over again!

How easy was that?


BONE DRIED IN LOVE
(Trischka / Wyslouch)

Hand signals and threats
Scrape my skin on the stairs
Running through my head
Bringing joy to my ears

We hear the words
And the sunken lies in it
Drunken talk is not
Meant to be printed

Bone dried in love
Bone dried in love
Bone dried in love
Bone dried in love


Hey, drill my feet into
The floorboards for you
Punish my shoes
Bleeding out, in, and through

Hand signals and threats
Are my wishes come true
Far be it from me to
Tell you what to do

CHORUS

Hand signals and threats
Scrape my skin on the stairs
Running through my head
Bringing joy to my ears

We hear the words
And the sunken lies in it
Drunken talk is not
Meant to be printed

CHORUS (x2)


LIVVY’S LOVELY TOWN
(Hally / Trischka)

Dug for gold and missed the mark
This mound of dirt is a work of art
What I make I break apart
We sit down for a heart to heart


LOVELY TOWN
(Hally / Trischka)

My friends are living on a mushroom cloud
Where people go skating just to get to town
The monsters are big and they’re all around
You just keep swimming until you drown
Swinging your arms til you’re six feet down
My friends all are and they’re
All so proud

Oh, Coryl’s living in a broken town
Where she loves her own love, so she wears a crown
She never quite knows how to get around
But it feels so good to be a starry frown
Some nights she wears her clean white gown
Coryl’s living in the
Up + Down

Soon I’ll be living in a restless town
Where my friends all sleep at the bar downtown
Everybody wants to live it up uptown
Where I love you so much it wears me down
Where he and he, and she and she
And me and we ought to be right about now
Soon you’ll be living in a
Friendly Town

Come one, come all
To the broken town
Come one, come all
To this lovely town
Come one, come all
To the up and down
Come one, come all
To this goshdarned friendly town

Soon you’ll be sleeping on a mushroom cloud
Soon you’ll be the mayor of this lovely town
Soon you’ll be living in the Up + Down
Soon you’ll be sleeping at the bar downtown
Soon you’ll be swimming until you drown
Soon you’ll be living in a restless town
Soon you’ll be wearing a clean white gown
Soon you’ll be living it up uptown


ONE MORE NIGHT
(Kearney / Jolliff)

And I know it’s true and I know they’re right
I’m a fool for holding onto you so tight
And I know it’s wrong and I know it ain't right
But I’m gonna be a fool for you for one more night


Why do you treat me so bad?
So much worse than before
Though I try to ignore, you keep on hurting me more
And I’ve had too much

Why do you treat me so mean?
So much worse than the start
You keep on tearing apart my resilient heart
Still I need your touch

I’ve got no reason to stay for you
You hurt me so, but I can’t let go


CHORUS

Why did you treat me so nice
And say all the right stuff
Baby your poetry made it hard to believe
That our love could go wrong

Why did you treat me so good
Why did you hold me so right
After so many nights, a girl should get some rights
And I should move it along

You give me every reason to leave you
You hurt me so, but I can’t let go


CHORUS

You give me every reason to leave you
You hurt me so, but I can’t let go

CHORUS (x2)

Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, la la
Ooh la la la, ooh ooh

Hurt me so
Can’t let go


WENDY
(Trischka)

Drunk and all alone
She reaches for the phone
And opens up her mouth
And nothing can come out

Hand’s too cold to type
The nothings to her wife
She lets her canon loose
And so comes back her youth

She says “Oh, it’s good to see you again
What a nice party, and you brought all my friends
The drinks are on me this time
We’ll cut a rug and spill the wine
Just let me hear that story one more time.”


Never one to cry
Her face completely dry
And without batting an eye
She calls the game a tie

Her mind has gone astray
She sleeps straight through the day
The elevator breaks her down
She’s just dying to be found

CHORUS


E-Z STREET
(Strouse / Charnin)

Easy Street
Easy Street
Where you sleep til noon
(yeah, yeah, yeah)

She’d repeat
Easy Street
Better get there soon

Easy street
Easy street
Where the rich folks play
(yeah, yeah, yeah)

Move those feet
To Easy Street

When you get there
When you get there
When you get there
Stay


NME OF THE ST8
(Trischka)

When you open your mouth
We twist and shout
But getting the truth to come out
Is just not what it’s all about

Panning the room side to side
You see it’s just full of pride
Trigger the truth, try to find
The blood in our eyes

We need you babe
Don’t make us wait
Just ask yourself
What else are we gonna do?
You’re the heavyweight
You give it to us straight
Enemy of the state


Always knew you could see
The way it all should be
Your cute little crooked fingers ‘round her neck
Don’t worry, you’re good, all hands on deck

Just like you had it planned
You’re in demand
Crying yourself to the top
And you just won’t stop
Father says, “good for you, son,
To your heart be true.”
But just when you stop to think...

You’re so special
You’re so great
We just love you
Don’t hesitate
Wait a minute, I know you
Enemy of the state


CHORUS


CLOUDS
(Trischka)

There’s a cloud in my stomach today, today
There’s a cloud in my stomach today
There’s a cloud in my stomach today, today
There’s a cloud in my stomach today

Love is all I see
Hate is all I see
Dolezal I see

I see clouds in my stomach today, today
I see clouds in my stomach today
I see clouds in my stomach today, today
I see clouds in my stomach today


X-MAS @ PAISLEY PARK
(Trischka)

Thank you for inviting me
I never thought I’d see
The purple palace up so close
It’s truly heavenly

You’re the Apollo
I am Daphne
This is your Mount Olympus
And I want the master key

I'm tired of going crazy
You must be burnt out too
Let's sit beside the fireside
And talk about what to do

I’m the secret Marilyn
You're the Kennedy
This place is your White House
And I want the master key

I’ve never seen so many lights
Or at least none quite so bright
Only thing brighter than christmas day
Is a Purple christmas night


Thank you for inviting me
So glad I got to see
The purple palace up so close
And the stark white string light tree

You’re the secret Marilyn
I am Daphne
This is your Mount Olympus
And I want the master key

I want the master key
I want the master key
I want the master key
I want the master key

Thank you for inviting me
Thank you for inviting me
Thank you for inviting me
Thank you for inviting me

I want the master key
I want the master key
I want the master key
I want the master key


CREDITS
(Kassirer / Mason / Sabat / Trischka / Wyslouch)

You’ve been listening to Of Course

The debut album by Corporate Punk

Of Course is a production of Toothless Media

And was recorded at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA by Dan Cardinal

Additional recording by Ariel Bernstein

The album was co-produced by Sean Trischka & Dan Cardinal

Drum set and lead vocal parts were done by Sean Trischka

Mairi Chaimbeul played harp on “Wendy”

Trumpet parts on “One More Night” were done by Arnetta Johnson

Sam Kassirer played keyboards throughout the album

With additional synthesizer by Zach Tenorio-Miller

Mr. Kassirer’s assistant is Matt Harrell

Harmony vocals on “Paisley Park” were sung by Oh Pep!

Nathaniel Sabat played electric bass

Electric guitar performances by Stash Wyslouch

The sax parts on “Prospect Park” & “Paisley Park” were arranged and performed by Matt Douglas

Additional vocals on “Bone Dried in <3” were provided by Isa Burke and Stash Wyslouch

This voice-over was done by Amelia Mason

The album’s artwork was done by Carla Rozman

The mix-down of the album was done by Dan Cardinal

All songs were written by Sean Trischka, except for

“Bone Dried in <3”, which was written by Sean Trischka & Stash Wyslouch

“One More Night”, which was written by Bridget Kearney & Jake Jolliff

“Livvy’s Lovely Town” and “Lovely Town”, which were written by Olivia Hally and Sean Trischka

And “E-Z Street”, which was written for the musical Annie by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin

Of Course was mastered by Dan Cardinal

This has been Of Course by Corporate Punk

Thanks for listening.


ADDITIONAL NOTES

Thanks so much to all the generous Kickstarter backers who made this album possible.

Extra special thanks to The Trischka Family, The Benvenuto Family, Dan Cardinal, Stash Wyslouch, Carla Rozman, Chuck Honnet, Matt Smith, Heloise Werner, Louise Bichan, Greg Liszt, Bob Gullotti, Aaron Patrick, Jason Isbell (mine, btw), Jeanine Hayek, Mike Perrotta, The Stash Band, Lula Wiles, Oh Pep!, Maya de Vitry, Aerialists, Anna RG, Song Hang, The Brighton House.

Love forever to and from Luigi Benvenuto

© 2019 Corporate Punk