DRASTIC MEASURES lyrics and more

All music and lyrics written by Gary Schutt (C) 2020 

  

ZOMBIE DRIVE    

A long nights and longer days  
Out here on the road  
With stars in my eyes and wind on my side  
And a gas tank full of hope    

Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive  
Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive    

A new life in chapter three  
Beginning all alone  
No turning back  
The car is packed  
I’m days aways from home    

Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive  
Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive    

The road is clear and free from interest  
My only companion the moon  
I can see into infinity  
The radio and my favorite tunes    

The road goes on and on and on  
Feels like it will never end  
Half the way to L.A.  
I-10 bearing west  

Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive  
Asleep at the wheel  
Asleep at the wheel  
It’s time for my zombie drive  

  

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ANYONE BUT ME  

My inspiration I will give to you  
Desperation I will keep from you  
My fascination I will share with you  
My complication I shall endure you    

Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Who do you wanna be  
Anyone but me    

My situation draws the fine line  
Temptation is a mountain to climb  
Exclamation time to be discreet  
Frustration think before you speak    

Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Who do you wanna be  
Anyone but me    

Nobody  
Wants to be a nobody  
Wants to be a nobody  
Wants to be a nobody    

Destination can you take me there  
Misinformation ask me if you dare  
Animation moving frame by frame  
Confrontation look what I became  

Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Do you wanna be somebody  
Yes I wanna be somebody  
Who do you wanna be  
Anyone but me  

  

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HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT  

Contact  
It’s easy as what they say  
To steal your energy  
When time’s up I will guide your way  
Get up 
Get down and move along  
It’s just a passing phase  
So don’t stay 
It will be OK    

Don’t tell me who’s wrong or who’s right  
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight  
Someday it will be alright  
Get up  
Hide in plain sight    

Turn around there’s nothing after you  
It’s all in your head  
Move forward  
Be quick or be dead  
Once in a lifetime I’m gonna come your way  
Don’t close your eyes  
Maybe tomorrow, 
Maybe on Saturday    

Been a long time coming  
Better be cunning  
I’m gonna get in your way  
I’m in your personal space  
Gotta have faith  
These are your last days    

Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right  
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight  
Someday it will be alright  
So get up  
Hide in plain sight    

All alone I hide in close proximity  
On ordinary days  
I follow you 
There’s nothing that you can do  
Just when you think everyone’s ignoring you  
It’s time to let go  
Just follow me 
I’m looking out for you  
Here in Limbo    

Been a long time coming  
Better be cunning  
I’m gonna get in your way  
I’m in your personal space  
Gotta have faith  
These are your last days   

Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right  
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight  
Someday it will be alright  
So get up  
Hide in plain sight    

I am here for all eternity  
It’s unavoidable  
Your demise is my expertise  
Contact  
It’s easy as what they say  
To steal your energy  
So don’t stay, it will be OK    

It’s been a long time coming  
Better be cunning  
I’m gonna get in your way  
I’m in your personal space  
Up in your face  
You can’t barter with fate    

It doesn’t matter what’s black or what’s white  
I see it all at first light  
No need to be uptight  
So get up  
Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right  
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight  
I know it will be alright  
Get up  
Hide in plain sight  
Hide in plain sight  

  

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DREAMCATCHER   

Another nightmare comes  
There’s nothing you can do  
When shadows crawl it’s starting to feel like home now  
It’s just like home now   

Although it sometimes feels like virtual reality  
You cannot deal  
You’re starting to feel alone now  
You’re not alone now   

Dreamcatcher  
I will stop your fall into madness  
Don’t you fret at all  
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer  
The Devil makes his way  
Inside you head  
Inside you bed  
It never goes away  
Yeah  

Sometime the nighttime talks  
It’s so subliminal  
When you walk it’s all astrophysical now  
It just makes no sense now    

You’re on an astral plane it’s hard to differentiate  
The real from fake  
You’re far away from home now  
So far away from home now    

Dreamcatcher  
I will stop your fall into madness  
Don’t you fret at all  
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer  
The Devil makes his way  
Inside you head inside you bed  
It never goes away  
Yeah  

I cannot comprehend what’s coming after you  
You pretend everything is alright now  
But it’s not alright now  
Another shadow man from the supernatural  
Holds your hand in the moonlight of night now  
Blood by candlelight now  
I just don’t understand or realize that it’s just the damned  
That gets you when you sleep now  
You feel so incomplete now    

Dreamcatcher  
I will stop your fall into madness  
Don’t you fret at all  
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer  
The Devil makes his way  
Inside you head inside you bed  
It never goes away  
Yeah    

Dreamcatcher  
I’m your lucky charm  
To stop the chaos and keep you safe from harm  
You see the ancient beliefs of the Indian Chiefs  
Will help you when you sleep  
The feather band on the Talisman  
Stop your lucid dreams  
Yeah 

  

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A.M.I.I.F.C.  

I don’t mind opinions  
Far from few are too corrupt  
Just back it up  
Everyday a new thing  
News and media in your face  
Feed the human race    

I hope you don’t find me rude  
Ba da da dat da  
This is my attitude  
Ba da da dat da  
Psychologic warfare  
Ba da da dat da  
Sing along if you dare  
Ask me if I fucking care    

It takes all my patience  
To not start a comment war  
That’s what Facebook’s for  
We’ve torn apart this country  
Stand divided we all fall  
All for one and one for all    

I hope you don’t find me rude  
Ba da da dat da  
This is my attitude  
Ba da da dat da  
Psychologic warfare  
Ba da da dat da  
Sing along if you dare  
Ask me if I fucking care    

The Devil’s playing without rules  
Ba da da dat da  
Stand behind what you can’t prove  
Ba da da dat da  
I’m in the lead by a hair  
Ba da da dat da  
If you think that it’s unfair  
Ask me if I fucking care    

Suffer the countless to be used  
Power controls your every move  
Freedom with heart it sings the blues  
Ignite the fuse    

Who is really right and who is obstinately wrong  
Popular views are strong  
Much misinformation  
We are stupid by default  
Take it all with a grain of salt    

“Blah blah blah me me me agenda agenda agenda money money money” 
"Thank you"  

I hope you don’t find me rude  
Ba da da dat da  
This is my attitude  
Ba da da dat da  
Psychologic warfare  
Ba da da dat da  
Sing along if you dare  
Ask me if I fucking care    

The Devil’s playing without rules  
Ba da da dat da  
Stand behind what you can’t prove  
Ba da da dat da  
I’m in the lead by a hair  
Ba da da dat da  
If you think that it’s unfair  
Ask me if I fucking care    

Everybody sing along  
Everybody sing this song  
Sing along if something’s wrong  
Sing along if you dare  
Ask me if I fucking care    

Alea iacta est (“the die has been cast”)  

Everybody sing along  
Everybody sing this song  
Sing along if something’s wrong  
If you think that’s life’s unfair  
Ask me if I fucking care  

We’ve torn apart this country  
Stand divided we all fall  
All for one and one for all  

    

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CONVERSATIONS WITH A SHADOW 

Dreams in the morning  
A fresh summer rain  
The pull of gravity  
Unrest as I wake    

Lazy in the afternoon  
Still horizontally  
Staring at the ceiling  
My life changed drastically    

Yeah   

A mass of grey clouds gather  
The sound of ruby rain  
A lightning crash and thunderbolt  
From 10 miles away    

Our love so sudden  
A love so pure  
Taken in an instant  
A death premature    

Flashes in the midnight air  
Are hard to describe  
Taking shape in human form  
Disbelief by my eyes   

Whoa Yeah  

She passed me by a couple times  
Disoriented  
Though her aura and her energy  
Knew she was dead    

With baggy eyes and aching head  
We sit all night long  
To see you in a phantom state  
While my sanity is gone    

Conversations with your shadow  
On a dreary afternoon  
Here you are my baby  
The cold spot in the room    

Whoa Whoa  

I see your silhouette when the lightning strikes  
Through the window  
I feel you presence in an empty room  
No one should know  
In this darkened place I see you there  
When the lights are on you disappear  
Through your eyes I see the unknown  
But struggle to hear  

Whoa  

Dreams the next morning  
After a night of sleep deprived  
So vividly like cinema  
You said your goodbyes    

Conversations with your shadow  
Feeding the wound  
Here you are my baby  
Shades of black and green and blue    

I see your silhouette when the lightning strikes  
Through the window  
I feel you presence in an empty room  
No one should know  
In this darkened place I see you there  
When the lights are on you disappear  
Through your eyes I see the unknown  
But struggle to hear  

Pass another year  
And a thousand tears  
As my mind decays   
We will fade away 

  

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RUBY RAIN 

Heat lightning discharge  
Events in the summer sky  
High in the atmosphere  
Like birds we fly  
We scatter across the moon  
Over a thousand years    

Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon  
In the ruby rain  
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune  
Come down ruby rain  

Sun showers and stars  
Blinding the rush hour cars  
On the Sunshine Skyway  
I drink at the bar  
A toast to the happy hearts  
If you’re going my way    

Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon  
In the ruby rain  
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune  
Come down ruby rain    

Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah    

A shadow of clouds arise from the setting sun  
Nature’s skyscrapers  
Sound waves in the air  
Wind blowing on the water  
The undertakers    

Can you see the ruby rain flowing from the storm’s eye  
Can you feel the ruby rain falling from the orange sky    

The heat in the air full of humidity  
We sweat like rainbows  
A breeze fills my head full of tranquility  
Wherever you go I go    

Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon  
In the ruby rain  
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune  
Come down ruby rain    

Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah  
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah    

Can you see the ruby rain flowing from the storm’s eye  
Can you feel the ruby rain falling from the orange sky    

Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon  
Ruby rain  
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon  
Ruby rain   

  

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW NEVER COMES   

I walk a lonely road  
One I have never been before  
It’s deprived of view  
A thing or two you’ll never see  
A brighter aura surrounding me  
It’s orange and blue  
Cuz I found you    

So talk me off the ledge  
When you walk all over me  
See what I have done  
The day after tomorrow never comes    

It seems the saddest smile  
Come only oh once in a while  
We’ve had it before  
But what’s once more  
You’ll only be  
A healing scar oh inside of me  
If pain does fade  
Why does it stay    

So talk me off the ledge  
When you walk all over me  
See what I have done  
The day after tomorrow never comes    

Infinite is time  
Though short is mine  
If you stand on both legs at a time  
You will find  
Your mind  
What passes by is left behind    

Believe if nothing more  
Nothing has ever existed before  
Now that it is here  
The path is clear  
It’s nothing new  
It's always been there inside of you  
To face another day  
This time be brave    

So talk me off the ledge  
When you walk all over me  
See what I have done  
The day after tomorrow never comes    

So take me down that road  
The one with many ways to go  
Nervously numb  
That the day after tomorrow never comes    

I’ll talk you off the ledge  
When I walk beside the Sun  
Something has begun  
Cuz The day after tomorrow will never come    

Will never come  
Will never come  
Will never come 

  

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DRASTIC MEASURES   

Desperate times fall 
The new world has begun  
Sewing the seeds  
Of ignorance  
Propaganda strong  
Divide and conquer  
We all are constant  
Victims of circumstance    

Now and forever  
Are drastic measures at hand  
Forward and static  
Are drastic measures at hand  
Give way to all that be    

A cry of silence  
The words of many have none  
Of voices no longer heard  
From anyone  
Hopelessly dire  
I stoke the fire  
In hopes for all to see  
Standing alone against the unknown  
A world of souls set free    

Now and forever  
Are drastic measures at hand  
Forward and static  
Are drastic measures at hand  
Give way to all that be  

Believe what you wanna 
Just keep it away from me  
Peach what they taught ya  
Just keep it away from me    

I am so tired  

I am so wired  

A question of freedom  
No voice of reason  
Will this ever end  
One by one  
It all comes down to this my friend  
Are you prepared to lose it all  

Now and forever  
Are drastic measures at hand  
Forward and static  
Are drastic measures at hand 
Give way to all that be  

  

 

RELEASE DATE: 
CD and downloads - November 17 2020 
Streaming and download sites - December 29th 2020

This album included two leftover songs from the Nightmare and Bad Dreams sessions which were written and recorded during the original full pandemic shutdown.  I decided to save them for the next album.  The song “Drastic Measures”, I felt, would make a great album title as I already had a concept of the art in my head.  “The Day After Tomorrow Never Comes” I felt was too similar to a lot of the poppy songs I already had on the Nightmares album, I had too much.  I wanted the next album to reflect more of both of those, dark and brooding and semi-happy pop but I also wanted more of what I feltNightmares lacked (for me), more guitariness!  Is that a word?  I just declared Guitariness a word!   Theses two songs sat until September when I had some time and some inspiration to start working on 2020’s second Schutt album.