The new band line-up


LAKE PENNSYLVANIA

Lyrics:

   I've come up with a daring plan for our economy
   The work would make good jobs and be a spur to industry
   With drills and high explosives it'd be a piece of cake
   Let's sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake

 Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
 It'd make a bunch of beaches for all the tourists' sake
 We'd have a riviera just north of Baltimore
 On old Lake Pennsylvania -- the country's newest shore

   It's close to the Atlantic, there's not much to tear down
   We'd move Philly to South Jersey and then let Pittsburgh drown
   I know folks would be angry, but soon they would agree
   When they eat tuna netted where Altoona used to be

 Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
 Although the Pennsylvania Dutch are bound to bellyache
 Just hanging off Lake Erie and too large to ignore
 It's old Lake Pennsylvania -- with Scranton out the door

   Both New York and Ohio and West Virginia too
   Could add new ports and lush resorts to soak the well-to-do
   The region's ecosystem could sure use the relief
   With civil war memorials turned into coral reefs

 Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
 It might just happen anyway the next time there's a quake
 Sure, we'd lose some livestock, but as I said before
 We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- with waterslides galore 
  
   There's flooding in the bible, and that is good advice
   Holland does it often; Hell, Johnstown tried it twice
   And if it proves successful and works the way we think
   Then Kansas or New Mexico could be the next to sink

 Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
 We could always dry it out if we've made a mistake
 We'd leave the Alleghenys for islands and what's more
 We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- Lake Pennsylvania
 We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- the country's newest shore

 Like some new Atlantis that we learned how to make
 Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake

LOUIS, LOUIS

Lyrics:

   Louis, Louis -- oh my -- I really must go
   Louis, Louis -- oh baby -- It is imperative that I go

 A lovely young girl is awaiting me
 So I'll arrange passage across the sea
 To see her, I would even sail alone
 Although I doubt in those circumstances that I
                    would ever actually make it home
   Louis, Louis -- oh dear -- I really must go
   Louis, Louis -- oh honey -- I certainly must depart

 For the duration of three days at sea
 I will muse on the lady obsessively
 Afloat, I will sense her everywhere
 Seeming to smell the rose that she affects
                           to wear in her hair
   Louis, Louis -- yes yes -- I really must go
   Louis, Louis -- no no -- My egress is imminent

 The signs will all indicate that I am in Jamaica's waters
 And soon I will be in the company of my enamorata
 Being properly forward, and after much embracing of her
 I would explain that I will not ever leave her
                           for another seafaring venture
   Louis, Louis -- oh oh oh oh -- I really must go
   Louis, Louis -- oh my -- look at the time!
   Louis, Louis -- Shake it shake it yeah -- My time is really up
   Louis, Louis -- oh baby -- I really must go

INDIANCORN

Lyrics:

   Wanna pop some corn
   Wanna pop some corn
   Wanna, hey?
   Wanna, hey?
   Wanna pop some corn

HIGH ENTROPY

Lyrics:

  Hot stuff gets colder - there is no doubt
  Thermodynamics just evening out
  The same thing goes for you and me
  We're suffering from High Entropy

  Our love was so hot when we started in
  But the highs got lower then the lows wore thin
  And now we can see what's going to be
  You and me and High Entropy

    High Entropy --
   The degradation of all matter and energy
    High Entropy --
   To an ultimate state of inert uniformity

  Once there was movement in our love affair
  But we've grown static cause we just don't care
  Inertia's killing you and me
  With a case of High Entropy

  Love gets old like a dying star
  The fuel runs out and then there you are
  No potential energy
  Stuck here with High Entropy

  CHORUS

  You could give me chapter and verse
  About the heat death of the universe
  But that hot air would fail to be
  Descriptive of High Entropy

  When two known quantities fail to spark
  When there's no way to get out of "Park"
  When all that's left is misery
  Baby that's High Entropy

SCRATCH'N'HEAR

Lyrics:

 You see their posters up on posts
 Their fliers on the curb
 Some angry young garage-band tryin'
 To get their music heard

 They'll have a name that makes you grin
 Derivative at best
 They'll play their music so damn loud
 You'll feel it in your chest

  You'll know they've hit the big time
  A smallish one, at least
  When some mag has the Scratch'n'Hear
  That has their band's release

  (Scratch'n'Hear)

 But first they'll find some local clubs
 And play for half a dozen
 Members of the other bands
 That showed up with their cousin

 And if they start to fight too much
 They'll go out and record
 In studios as tiny as
 The price they can afford

  They'll think they've hit the big time
  A smallish one, at least
  When some mag has the Scratch'n'Hear
  That has their band's release

  (Scratch'n'Hear)

 And in the end a demo tape
 They'll try in vain to sell
 And learn the way the music biz
 Can lead you into hell

 And when they've finally grown too old
 To flout their artful youth
 They'll pull out that old Scratch'n'Hear
 And so avoid the truth

  They thought they'd hit the big time
  A smallish one, at least
  When some mag had the Scratch'n'Hear
  That had their band's release

  (When black plastic comes alive
   Like a floppy '45
   It has grooves, but I'm afraid
   The needle bounces when it's played
   Scratch'n'Hear)

Words & Music: Paul Rubin, except "Louis, Louis" (Berry & Rubin) and "Indiancorn" (Kingsley & Rubin). All arrangements: Paul Rubin & the Combo. Engineer: Greg Talenfeld. Recorded: Oct 98-Mar 99 at Waterworks. Thanks to: Tom Cassar. Copyright 1999 Rubin Brothers Audio

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