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The Sophtware Slump .​.​.​.​. on a wooden piano

by Grandaddy

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Adrift again 2000 man You lost your maps, you lost the plans Did you hear them yell "Land, damnit, land?" You say you can't well I hope you can - I hope you can How's it goin', 2000 man? Welcome back to solid ground, my friend I heard all your controls were jammed Well it's just nice to have you back again But I guess they still don't understand And they can never understand And they said go find 2000 man And they said tell him we've got new plans But instead I'm here to tell you friend I believe they want you to give in Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) Are you givin' in, 2000 man? (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) Are you givin' in, 2000 man? (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) Are you givin' in, 2000 man? (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) Are you givin' in, 2000 man? (Did you love this world And this world not love you?) (Did you love this world?) Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Are you givin' in, 2000 man? Don't give in, 2000 man
2.
Hewlett's daughter Loved her father And I think she loved me too For a little while Hewlett's daughter I forgot her Now I'm treating water And waste at night High above the wrecks On ice shelves and glaciers I spy below the mess And measure the pressure Where sofas float on roads And somebody stole your guns Well, sir, I'm the only one To get back your stolen guns I should have been your son High above the wrecks On ice shelves and dressers With Crash United sewn On all of my dress shirts They firefell the roads And somebody stole your guns Well, sir, I'm the only one To get back your stolen guns I should have been your son
3.
Last night something pretty bad happened We lost a friend All shocked and broken Shutdown, exploded Jeddy 3 is what we first called him Then it was Jed Now Jed's system's dead Therefore so's Jed We assembled him in the kitchen Made out of this and Made out of that and Whatever was at hand When we finished Jed we were so proud We celebrated We congratulated At what we'd created Jed could run or walk, sing or talk and Compile thoughts and Solve lots of problems We learned so much from him A couple years went by something happened We gave Jed less attention We had new inventions Left for conventions Jed had found booze and drank every drop He fizzled and popped He rattled and knocked And finally he just stopped
4.
Should never have left the crystal lake For parties full of folks who flake Italian leather winter games Retired by the duraflames The crystal lake it only laughs It knows you're just a modern man It's shining like a chandelier Shining somewhere far away from here I've gotta get out of here... And find my way again I've lost my way again Should never have left the crystal lake For areas where trees are fake And dogs are dead with broken hearts Collapsing by the coffee carts The crystal lake it only laughs It knows you're just a modern man It's shining like a chandelier Shining somewhere far away from here I've gotta get out of here... And find my way again I've lost my way again
5.
Yeah I traded laughs, In for chartsengrafs But all that's only fun, Until evening comes Your guess is as good as mine, As to just what kind Of trouble I might find, Tonite out of my... Uh oh
6.
I want to sleep Underneath the weeping willow As it cries all night quietly It's tears all around me I'll sleep there so soundly Until I'm allowed finally To wake and be happy again To wake and be happy again
7.
Sit on the toaster like a rock No need to worry ‘bout a shock All of the microwaves are dead Just like the salamander said The refrigerators house the frogs The conduit is the hollow log Broken household appliance national forest Air conditioners in the woods Broken household appliance national forest Mud and metal mixing good Meadows resemble showroom floors Owls fly out of oven doors Stream banks are lined with vacuum bags Flowers reside with filthy rags A family of deer were happy that The clearing looked like a laundry mat Broken household appliance national forest Air conditioners in the woods Broken household appliance national forest Mud and metal mixing good
8.
I guess before Jed left he wrote some poems He didn't write 'em for anyone in particular I suppose I can show you guys one Okay, here it goes You said I'd wake up dead drunk alone in the park I called you a liar But how right you were Air-conditioned TV land, 20 grand, walk to the bank With shakes from the night before Staring at the tiki floor High school wedding ring, keys are under the mats Of all the houses here But not the motels I try to sing it funny like Beck, it's bringing me down Lower than ground Beautiful ground Beautiful ground Test tones and Failed clones and Odd parts made you
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10.
I found your house and I saw your car But I've no idea where you are From the dial-a-view Tire scraps on the federal roads Look like crash landed crows From the dial-a-view Well hello, welcome to dial-a-view To locate the area in which you wish to observe You must program in the longitude and the latitude For a closer, more detailed picture Use either the zoom or the micro-zoom controls Good luck I dream at night Of going home someday Somewhere so far away So dream alright I know it's going to take some time I'm going home someday Fifteen years is almost done And I don't recognize anyone From the dial-a-view My home, my friends and you I watch them fade but what can I do From the dial-a-view Hello again, welcome to dial-a-view To locate the area in which you wish to observe You must program in the longitude and the latitude For a closer, more detailed picture Use either the zoom or the micro-zoom controls Good luck I dream at night Of going home someday Somewhere so far away So dream alright I know it's going to take some time I'm going home someday I dream at night Of going home someday Somewhere so far away So dream alright I know it's going to take some time I'm going home someday I dream at night Of going home someday Somewhere so far away, yeah So dream alright I know it's going to take some time I'm going home someday I dream
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So you'll aim toward the sky And you'll rise high today Fly away Far away Far from pain Hello again Welcome to dial-a-view To locate a bunch of stuff Um Press a bunch of buttons And good luck, again

about

Modesto, CA’s influential indie-rock group Grandaddy celebrates the 20th-anniversary of their classic second LP, 2000’s The Sophtware Slump with a brand-new solo piano recording of the album by principal songwriter Jason Lytle. The candid arrangements reveal new layers of meaning embedded in The Sophtware Slump’s melancholy and touching vision of the future. With a meticulous yet scruffy sound that continues to draw comparisons to a post-millennial OK Computer - and which Pitchfork called a “sad, quaint, low-key Y2K-era classic” - The Sophtware Slump, now heard as a solo piano album, is a chance to let the songwriting shine. This is not a record made up of demos or rough sketches; it is a shadow sibling to a record that inspired a generation in the earliest days of the 21st century.

credits

released November 20, 2020

Written and recorded by Jason Lytle
Mixed with loads of help from Robert Cheek
Mastered by Mark Chalecki

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