Side Projects Are Never Successful Song Lyrics

Bomb the Music Industry!

Bomb the Music Industry! Goodbye Cool World! cover art
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When I was thinking about moving to VA., everyone I talked to had nothing but amazing things to say about it. "Oh the music scene is amazing!", "Oh the people are so cool! You're gonna love it!". These people, as it turns out, had no idea what they were talking about.Once in VA., I got a job at a chain restaurant , where there were refugees from various states who had been similarly duped. We are the suckers, not the natives.

It was a hot June day, and my ass was sticking to the seat of my girlfriend's car.
Staten Island traffic in the summer, baby.

And when you stuff yourself into a suit and tie do you think the judge can see through the sweat as he gives you your fine for a post-panic attack speeding ticket on a 90 degree day in New York. And yeah, you're gonna drive home for three hours to work in a basement for tribute bands making posters to pay about a fifth of that price. It's just Staten Island traffic in the summer. Oh!

That orange ball.
That burning orb of fire in the sky is gonna explode and we're all gonna die!
Except for the foolish few who will "think ahead" and drive their SUV's to their bomb shelters
Complain about air conditioning because "baby, we ain't got no more electricity."
They wanna rise when it's done, be a leader with a gun.
Be a leader of what? Like a hundred and one?
Well, fuck it, I'm gonna hang out on the rooftop when it comes.

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Old and Unprofessional
  • 2 King of Minneapolis, Parts I & II
  • 3 Even Winning Feels Bad
  • 4 Side Projects Are Never Successful
  • 5 5 Funerals
  • 6 My Response to an Article in Alternative Press
  • 7 Sorry, Brooklyn. Dancing Won’t Solve Anything.
  • 8 It’s Official! We’re Borrrrring!
  • 9 From Martyrdom to Startyrdom
  • 10 All Alone in My Big Empty Apartment
  • 11 Fuck the Fans
  • 12 Grudge Report
  • 13 King of Minneapolis, Parts III & IV
  • 14 Anywhere I Lay My Head
  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album Goodbye Cool World!
    release date: 2006-6-18
    popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:13
    composer: Jeff Rosenstock
    lyricist: Jeff Rosenstock

    Album Information

    label: Quote Unquote Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin