Ska Time

by brick bosso

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1.
I got your call, you call everyday You give my info to the NSA Leaky Connections I know you try, you try really hard You wanna give it to the Scotland Yard, Leaky Connections. Friend whats a friend? Someone who sees you as a means to an end? Foe, what’s a foe? I really don’t want to know? Leaky Connections. Leaky connections. Hack attack, I think I’ve been hacked How am I gonna get my privacy back Leaky Connections. Leaky Connections. Maybe it doesn’t exist nowadays Just passion plays in public display Leaky Connections. Leaky Connections. Someone’s listening on the end of the line And they tell you that everything’s fine. I wish they’d stop messing with me. Verizon, AT&T Leaky Connections. Leaky Connections. Oh Big Brother, you’re such a bother You always were the favorite of our father 84 has come and gone, Oh dear God, look at what they’ve done.
2.
Whispering weirdos murmur your name Gossiping goon boys bring you such shame It doesn’t matter, just hold your head high The only thing you have to say, just tell them goodbye Everybody’s talking bout the person in a quandary Everyone is messing with each other’s dirty laundry Words won’t work when you’re talking to a jerk who puts you down Sometimes it’s even better to just say nothing at all Hey na na, hey na na, hey na na na. Liars and fakes can do you such harm Phonies confuse you with their toxic charm Here’s my advice – just pay them no mind They’re not important, just leave them behind All the fools you’ve left behind deserve no explanation Anything that you might say compounds the complication Words won’t work when you’re talking to a jerk who puts you down Sometimes it’s even better to just say nothing at all Words won’t work when you’re talking to a jerk who puts you down Sometimes it’s even better to just say nothing at all Hey na na, hey na na, hey na na na.
3.
Some people think it’s lots of fun To bring you lots of trouble They want you on the run They want you thinking double We blame the scapegoat ‘cause we don’t know what to (We blame the scapegoat) And you're the scapegoat so we put the blame on you All of these dreams have grown All of these dreams have flown All of these dreams were mine All of these dreams so fine. Sometimes I get so down In this old company town The way they play the game The way they lay the blame We blame the scapegoat ‘cause we don’t know what to (We blame the scapegoat) And you're the scapegoat so we put the blame on you All of these dreams have grown All of these dreams have flown All of these dreams were mine All of these dreams so fine.
4.
Some people said I’d never win The fake news lied, they backed Clinton But hey guess what? Here I am It’s really great to be head of state. The Electoral College has all that knowledge And hey, they picked me. When you’re the best you pass every test Without any scruples and millions of rubles. I wanna be legitimate, more than a fluke or accident I wanna be your president, to say “I won, we’re number one.” Some people say I’m just not right They call me names, a trilobite The say that I have tiny hands, The judge my hair, it’s just not fair. The system ain’t broken, the electors have spoken And hey, I’m their man. History shows, as everyone knows, It’s all part of Russia’s plan. I wanna be legitimate, more than joke that makes no sense I wanna be your president, to say “I won, we’re number one.” I wanna be legitimate, I wanna be legitimate, I wanna be legitimate.
5.
I.N.R.M. 03:22
There once was a time when I danced so sublimely It was so much fun to shine like the sun Now, I’m not really mental I’m just kinda sentimental I’m hoping for a brainstorm, and not too much thereafter I’m not really scary, Just ask my old friend Harry I put him in a novel, now I live in a hovel. Oh, Father Time, won’t you send a Valentine? Someone strong, someone mine, someone kind and divine? Because, I’m not really mental, I’m just kinda sentimental I’m hoping for a brainstorm, and not much else thereafter I’m not really crazy, just ask my new friend Tazy He put us at The Slidebar, the rest is kind of hazy. Imagine if you’re blamed, labeled and maimed By a bitter old crone who sits on a throne And claims you can’t be tamed, yeah! I’m not really mental, no no, no no, I’m not really mental at all no, no, no. I’m not really mental, no no, no no, I’m not really mental at all no, no, no.
6.
Housing crisis drives a man into the hands of his accuser Housing crisis drives a man into the hands of his abuser No place to live (x4) Housing crisis makes no sense There must be some consequence People starving in the cold While others accumulate gold No place to live (x2) Housing crisis drives a man into the hands of his accuser Housing crisis drives a man into the hands of his abuser Has no place to lay his head Cannot get his daily bread People starving in the street Without any shoes on their feet No place to live (x2) One world is enough for all of us It doesn’t take that much to be generous. No place to live (4x out).
7.
There once was a brother who gossiped like a mother And told all the stories he could The stories weren’t verified, their purpose became clarified To hurt Brick Bosso in the neighborhood Bye Bye, Bones, I’ll guess I’ll miss out on your majestic tones Bye Bye, Bones, Sometimes it’s better to be alone, Bye Bye Bones. Words can hurt, they can knock you in the dirt, They can push you down to the ground When the rumors and dread were already said Brick Bosso made a musical sound Bye Bye, Bones, I’ll guess I’ll miss out on your majestic tones Bye Bye, Bones, Sometimes it’s better to be alone, Bye Bye Bones, Good luck and I wish you lots of fun Bye Bye Bones, remember ‘Leaky Connections” is your number one, Bye Bye Bones. Mike and Jon, Carry on. Tim and Dan, what’s the plan? Bye Bye, Bones, I’ll guess I’ll miss all your majestic tones Bye Bye, Bones, Sometimes it’s better to be alone, Bye Bye Bones, Good luck and I wish you lot’s of fun Bye Bye Bones, remember ‘Leaky Connections” is your number one, Bye Bye Bones.

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Newly remastered, April 2020.

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released August 17, 2018

'Ska Time' was recorded under the influence of Ska 'N' Bones, though the only appearance of anyone from that latter band is a soundbite of Mike and Jon, saying "Ska Rastafari" on the final track.

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brick bosso Los Angeles, California

I've been playing music on keyboards ever since "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin wriggled its way into my brain, thanks to the movie "The Sting." In addition to piano, I create sounds on a variety of synths and guitars. Not to mention my plaintive voice! ... more

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