Bike Punk

by The Worst Generation

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HEEY,
Thanks for checking this out :))
These are songs, I made these. I worked a lot on it. I hope you like them.

IF YOU DO;
I'm trying to rally some humans to play along on other instruments, one of those humans could even BE YOU!? Eventually I want to be able to connect with people who want to send me videos of them playing along, we can talk and figure out what works and they can hopefully come out to shows equipped with their weapon(s) and and join me onstage for a song or songs I'd like to let my music become more of a collective/community than a band, at least for awhile. I don't want to be looked up to, don't wanna be a rock star. I don't think I'm all that special and I don't want a community that points to me to say "HE"'S AWESOME", that sounds uncomfortable to me; but I would very much like to be a part of a community where everyone can look around and say "THIS IS AWESOME, WE ARE AWESOME." So I'm making it a point to try to get the lyrics and chords up for every song and I'm going to compile all of the older demos of the songs into a 'B-Sides'. Many of them are slower and will be easier to learn with.

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released May 5, 2017

I recorded these songs in my living room for you all. The online community has been so supportive, and I live in a town where my music doesn't really fit in. If it wasn't for Facebook and the Reddit community I wouldn't still be doing this, so; THANK YOUs!
My neighbors are awesome and accommodating they/she next door apologized for having guys over and being loud, I'VE NEVER heard them; so I know I MUST be loud.
Thank you Lynn for taking the album photo and picking up your bass!

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The Worst Generation Columbia, Missouri

Acoustic antifolkpunk / porch punk type sounds
FFO: Paul Baribeau, Chris Burrows, Captain Chaos

I'm just some rando who probably doesn't identify as human in the same way as most do. I'd put my name on these songs but I feel like they are about twice as honest and half as shy as I am able to be as a person so I'm a little uncomfortable with that.

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Track Name: Untitled A Capella
"Untitled A cappella"
I'm starting to get tired of
the friends that I once leaned upon
The people I once wished to reconnect with.

Theyll all sugar-coat the truth
They'll say they wanna hang with you
But I can smell a superficial lie

Truth is I've long suspected y'all
Don't really care to see my face
but you can't say that looking in my eyes

And if you're list.- ening,
please know that I;
i don't hate you It's just That I;
I need more than you are willing to provide.

But I can't say that looking in your eye

And all I really wanna do is hang, play and ride.
Track Name: Assumptions and Sweaty Balls
Please Note:
[the symbol '>'= a repetition of the chord held over from the last verse, in this case Em]

———— Em————C

Sweating balls/ On a bike

———Am———Em

In the middle of a snowstorm

—————Em—————C

Aren't you cold?/ People taunt

————D———————Em

Like it's impossible to feel warm

————>—————C

Heated seats/ Puffy coats

————Am———————Em

Still they shiver/ just to keep warm

——————Em————C

And-they're miserable & awkward

————D————————Em

til their cars have heated up more

—————>————————C

Aren't you cold? Theyscreamatme-

———Am——————Em

As-Im-stripping-off-my-layers

————>———————C

Sweating balls up On this bike. And my

D———————Em

hearts beating so fast now

>-C-Am-Em

————>———————C

The assumption/ that all humans

—————D————Em

Experience the/ same sensation

————>———————C

The assumption/ that our bodies

———Am————Em

Are all equally conditioned

————>—————————C

They're assuming that they're Lifestyle

———D—————Em

is a standard that I strive for

>——————————C

won't believe me when I say

——Am—————————Em

I'm sweating balls Up in this snowstorm

——Em——————C

They deny it say I'm lying, there's

——D—————————Em

no way Cause they know better

—————>——————C

While I'm stripping off my gloves

————Am———————Em

and shredding open all my zippers

(Slow down)

———>——————C

Well I don't know/ if I make them

—D———Em————>

uncomfortable/ But I don't think

———C———————Am——Em

they want to see me as I see myself

————>—————C

Will they ever grow beyond

———————D————Em

Such childish assumptions

————>———————C————Am——Em

Will they ever have empathy for anyone else?

(Speed up)

——————>————————————————C

Or will they harden up their hearts And keep their ego in a shell

D—————————————Em

Always casting judgement on anything but themselves

———>

Don't try to figure them out

———C

Don't let em get you down

———Am

Just keep on doing what you love

——Em

And leave

C————D

...them

Em

out.
Track Name: Daily Commute
Daily Commute
—C ————————————— Am
I got hit in the face with a banana peel
——F—————————————G
one morning as I rode my bike to work
——C—————————————Am
I'd like to think maybe they didn't see me
————F———————————————G
But you know they're probably just being jerks
————C———————————Am
Do you think that I could be so self important
————F————————-G
As Those people riding in their cars?
————C——————————-Am
Do you think that I could be so self important,
——F—————————————G
If I tried really really really real really hard?
C—————————Am
just-how many single-gloves
F—————————G
Litter the sides of the roads?
C———————————Am
Lonely, matchless, useless gloves.
— F————————————G
It's likely that we'll probably never know
————F————-G——C
There are oooh sooo many roads
_______________*Power Pause*__________________
———->————————————Am
Do you think that I could be so self important
———F—————————————G
As the people throwing litter from their cars?
———-C————————————Am
Do you think that I could be so self important?
————F————————G
They're makin' it look like it's not very hard
——-F————————————G
but I bet lots of 'em think I'm self important
—C————————————Am
I bet they think I think I'll save the earth
F——————————————G
They assume an unknown man's opinion
———C———————————Am
Is the one that’s easiest to deem absurd
————F—————————G——————C
But the world doesn't work that way, that's just absurd
________________*Power Pause*_____________
>———————————Am
just how many fast food containers
———F—————————-G
Lie in ditches half covered with dirt?
———C——————————————Am
Those boxes and those cups held just one single person's lunch
——F—————————————-G
A product of wage workers and cattle raised in shit and blood
———-F————————————G
Do you think that I could be so self important?
———-C—————————-Am
Do you think I could be an elitist prick
———-F—————————————-G
Do you think that I could be so goddamn sure of myself?
———-C—————————————-Am
Do you think that That might help me to fit in?
——————F————————G
Because the humans are lazy little fuckers
—————-C———————————-Am
You have To bitch at us for us to clean our room
————F————————-G————-C—G—-C
And we don't Show signs of growing up Anytime soon
Track Name: Snow Plow
C G C
The snowplow only cares about the cars
C G F C
At least that's what I thought until today
C G F A/Am C
But apparently the plowman saw my bike tracks
C G F A/Am C
for the first time in 3 years. Both the bike lanes are clear
------------------------------------------------
[this basic pattern repeats for each verse]

And I feel I've been treated like an equal
I feel like I've been treated with respect
like this might make up for the guy
We got out of his car at the red light
To scream and wave a ChAaLUPA in my face

And I've met my share of ordinary people
I've met my share of self important dicks
There's a handful of kids I'd take a bullet for
I know that in this world ive at least I've got friends
Yeah, at least I can say I got a couple friends

And this morning one of them they drive a snow plow
They saw the tracks my bike
Made yesterday
They took the time to double back around now
They take the time to plow the lane for me.
Track Name: Being Conscious For Eternity Is TERRIFYING
This chord progression is just:
Em-Dm-C-D
The moment that I lost my faith,
Mere moments before the collection plate
allowance in pocket would soon be used to pay
for a venue filled with people,
and a house to shelter a shepherd, for his car and his suits his food and everything else.
and all of his stuff was nicer than the shit in our house.
and I looked at my mom like "how haven't you figured this out?!"
She had tears in her eyes she really was devout

But I have been wondering 'bout all the squatters whose mothers wished they could abort
born into poverty sheltered by love, but it wasn't enough to afford
All of the medicine also the rent checks and all of their shitty: instant breakfast
after they'd slept on yellowed pillows and sheets
for the food for the water to raise sons and daughters
that Gia herself can't upkeep

BUT WE'LL VOTE FOR IT!
because of those men in their suits and their ties,
they're ripping of mothers
indoctrinating youth to see through their eyes,
make them grow up fast on cheap instant breakfast and never question their beliefs
they're gonna need flocks to vote for their policies
they'll strip away social programs for birth control and mental health
so the only place left-for-vulnerable-people-will-be-churches-themselves.

AND THEY'LL HAVE VOTED FOR IT!!
AND IT"LL ALL HAVE BEEN FAIR AND SQUARE!
and if you long for the liberty our forefathers reaped,
well you'll be the one that's radical then

THAT'LL PROBABLY BE HOW THIS ENDS
HOW THE WHOLE WORLD WILL START AGAIN
AND FINALLY AFTER THE STRUGGLE A SUIT AND A TIE
will be symbols, of a long abandoned time
Track Name: Blowholes
Blowholes
C————————G.
I'm always blowing holes in the
Ebm—————Am
crotches of my pants
——C——————G
the rest of em' are fine, it's just the
Am—————— Ebm
crotches of the pants
C————————G
Other people wear holes in the knees
———-Ebm—————-Am
Other's jeans tear at the thighs
——C—————————G
But mine all end-up-with-patches-on-the-crotch
——-Ebm—————————Am
and I think It's because of my bike.
—C——— G——————Am
I think it’s because of my bike
—>———G—————— C
I think it’s because of my bike

>———————G———F———— A—————G—C-G-F-A-G
That I am Always blowing holes in the crotches of my pants
C——G——————Am———-F———-A——G—C-G-F-A-G
Even pairs that were seemingly built and made to last
C—————————-G————————Am————-F—A—G
But-I-don’t-throw those tattered crotchless britches in the trash.
C————G————————Am—F———-A—-G
I just cover-up the draft with a crafty denim patch.
-
———-C———G———F
And I'll keep on riding.
>————A——————G—C-G-F-A-G
As the the cars keep multiplying.
C—————————G————-Am—F—A—————-G—C-G-F-A-G
Some of them like to slam on the gas as they're passin’ by me
———-C——————G————Am—————F——-A——G——-C-G-F-A-G
And I'll try to hold my breath sometimes but the smog it gets inside me.
——-C—————G——————Am—————F———A————G—C-G-F-A-G
Still I seem to be aging a lil more slowly than the people speeding by me.

<beat outro>
—————C
And I am always blowing
holes in the crotches of my
G
pants I'll patch them
And keep on riding
—————-Ebm
Keep those tires rolling
Gotta keep on fighting
————-Am———G
In those same old dirty crotchless
C——G————C
dirty crotchless pants
Track Name: One Last Beginning
Old beginnings need new endings

I'll cash in collect my winnings

When this whole debacles followed through.

My money's on the fall of me and you

We just had other things to do

Not necessarily better but we never got around to

Planning for our future and the future of our youths

Never got around to
Never got around to
Never got around to

double-take every second chance you
Come across but don't look back
Still--hold those precious memories near your chest.
Once we cross that bridge we can't come back
Track Name: One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Dinner
C.
The very first time that I ate food from a trash can you were by my side
G
Right on top of all the trash, a half basket of chicken and fries
F. Am. G
It was cold but it tasted alright
...
80 miles one day one a bike
D. C. G
We were both so worn out from the ride
D-C-G
Just the other day that crossed my mind
C
Just the other day it crossed my mind
G
As I ate a donut I found in a napkin on the street. Yeah,
C-Am-G
The homeless folks around here are real picky about what they eat
C-Am-G
I've seen them leAve granola, almonds, biscuit egg and cheese
D-C-G
And it's never really made much sense to me
Cuz I'll eat almost anything that's free

But I often throw away things I could eat
I'll leave my leftovers sitting in my fridge for weeks
Till I have to clean the Tupperware with bleach
So it's not like I've got any room to preach
But I'll eat all the donuts you wont eat
Track Name: A Song Called R/folkpunk
This whole damn song is just C-F-Am-G chords rolling in 3/3

People here tell me they've Never heard an acoustic player scream
Well look around on the internet
Bitch, you'll see that it's a thing
And we don't really got much
Of a local scene folkpunk scene
Mostly me on this street corner chasing an elusive dream
My guitar, an open road and pedals beneath my feet
But I work at a job and Don't feel free
Ive got a debit card and responsibilities
I've debt from my student loans
And also lack community
R/folkpunk's the perfect place for me

Can't get a Facebook like from the people that Ive known half my life
But I meet strangers on the internet
And get heart-felt fanmail from kids in Connecticut

Get Heart-felt fanmail from kids in Connecticut
find new a reason to not just stay down again
I Play in the street but my friends stay inside
They play electrics in bars all the time
And kids we grew up with give them Facebook likes


Wondering when I can finally stop dreaming
I'm stuck in a nightmare, don't feel like I'm living
I'll start a new song primarily so I can Post to R/folkpunk and share it with you guys
Track Name: Obligatory 40 oz Song
Tried a 40 once but I didn't like it
by the time I'd hit the bottom all the fizz had died and
honestly i think that it was skunk from the start,
yeah it was cheap but it tore my stomach apart
now a tallboy's a much more manageable size
and 40s really suck come recycling time
I guess you could use that bottle as a weapon
cut up some faces after you smashed it
but I'm not sure how that'd work, seems like it'd be awkward
and you'd probably just get hurt

NO GODS, NO MASTERS
but I answer to my bosses and I'm worshipping my vice
try to sing about something nice--- but I'm losing all insight
and I'm falling even further from the light
Track Name: Training Montage
Gm
I hear that you've garnered the
C
favor of management
Gm
heard that you're moving to
D
a new position
/Gm
I fear that you're losing the
C
Heart that I witnessed
Gm-------------D----------Gm
back when we first fell in love
>
"I sure hope you don't forget
C
'bout us small fry
Gm
You've always seemed like
D
such a humble guy
/Gm
I just smile and nod hold my
C
tongue, can't let her know
Gm
I'm only saving while-waiting-to-
run-for-my-life
D-------------------------Gm
training for a life on the road.
>
I'm starting to sell off all
C
my extra stuff.
Gm
Anyone need a
D
tv?
/Gm
These stacks of movies and
C.
video games do
Gm-----D-------Gm
little to comfort me
>
I've been writing a song every
C
week
Gm
Sometimes two if they're
D
short and they're sweet
/Gm
Been trying, I'm trying
C
to stand on my feet.
Gm--------------------Dm
But I'm Struggling at times just to
Gm
breathe
>
I've been leaving seats open to see
C
who sits down
Gm
Hoping that no one like
D
you comes around
/Gm
I don't need to meet no more
C
people like you.
Gm
Though I wouldn't turn down the
D
company-you
Gm.
Were-more-than-enough-drama-
------D------------------Gm
that-lasttimeyoucame around.
>
I've been pedaling harder on my
C
rides to work.
Gm
But I'm coasting back taking the
D
scenic route home.
/Gm
I'm saving my best rhymes for
C
songs yet unsung,
Gm-----------------D----------Gm
Yes I'm saving for life on the road
>
Because I can't help but fear
C
growing old ---Without
Gm
memories made with friends
D
I've yet to know
/Gm
There's a whole world out therethat
C
we can explore
Gm------------------D----------Gm
If we just choose a life on the road