The Common Man

by Beatnick's Odyssey

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I've never been happy with my vocals and when I started posting some of my songs online, I was only going to release some instrumentals, but after much encouragement I have decided to release these songs. These songs were recorded around 2013 on a Zoom PS-02. That was the last time I remember trying to record a collection of songs, though I have recorded a few other individual songs here and there since then. I really just wanted to try recording with the PS-02 because I hadn't used it in a long time. I just wanted to see what I could do with it. I started digging through my old lyrics and started recording the ones that spoke to me at the time. While all the songs were recorded around 2013, the songs themselves were written at various stages between 1987 to 2013.

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released January 31, 2019

All songs written by Beatnick

All vocals, instruments and programming by Beatnick

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Beatnick's Odyssey Ocala, Florida

I've been writing and recording music for several years now. I started with a tape recorder in front of my mothers piano and have gone through many phases. While I started on the piano I do play guitar and bass as well and usually program drums. I'm reaching a time where I'm reinventing myself. I'm not sure where it will lead me, but I'm continuing on with Beatnick's Odyssey. ... more

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Track Name: The Common Man
You take away our benefits you take away our pride
How do you think we'll make it on this part time
We can't even make it we can't even stand
It's time to give a little back to the common man

We are the common man just doing what we can to survive

You corporate bastards really think you have it all
Do you know what it's like to have to beg and crawl
Do you know what it's like to need a helping hand
It's time to give a little back to the common man

We are the common man just doing what we can to survive
We are the common man just doing what we can

Like a working horse you keep the blinds on our eyes
We know just what we need and half of that is lies
You offer us promises, but with an empty hand
It's time to give a little back to the common man

We are the common man just doing what we can to survive
We are the common man just doing what we can to survive
We are the common man just doing what we can
Track Name: All Those Things We Said
If you'd leave me there'd still be songs to write
About the future about the past
About the things we thought were right
So please believe me it will always be the same
And I know one thing is true
I'll be here just for you

All those things we said
And all those things that could have been
Maybe it's in the past
And maybe it ain't gonna last
But I know one thing is true
I remember all those things we said

If you'd trust me I'd stay with you tonight
And every single word you'd say
Would make me feel all right
And if you'd love me it would always be the same
And I know one thing is true
I'll be here just for you

All those things we said
And all those things that could have been
Maybe it's in the past
And maybe it ain't gonna last
But I know one thing is true
I remember all those things we said

All those things we said
And all those things that could have been
Maybe it's in the past
And maybe it ain't gonna last
But I know one thing is true
I remember

All those things we said
And all those things that could have been
Maybe it's in the past
And maybe it ain't gonna last
But I know one thing is true
I remember all those things we said

All those things we said
And all those things that could have been
Maybe it's in the past
And maybe it ain't gonna last
But I know one thing is true
I remember all those things we said
Track Name: Angela
Now the time has come to choose
Someone old or someone new
And whatever kind of choice you make
You'll regret it, oh, some day

Yet it's only up to you
Though you do not want to choose
Cause that choice might be too much to take
You've got to make it anyway

Angela, it's a new beginning
Though it means it's time for our ending
Angela, go with him
But please stop playing these games with me
Angela, go with him

Now I knew that you would choose
That someone young, that someone new
And now I think it's all too much to take
And you'll regret it, oh, some day

Angela, it's a new beginning
Though it means it's time for our ending
Angela, go with him
But please stop playing these games with me
Angela, go with him
Track Name: The Dreamer
Some people call me the dreamer
But isn't that what life's about
Dreaming about finding that right girl
Or maybe bringing peace about
You could call me the dreamer
But I think we could save this world with love

Some people call me the dreamer
But isn't that the way things go
Dreaming about life
Tell me what you know
You could call me the dreamer
But I think we could save this world with love

Some people call me the dreamer
cause I'm always dreaming about something new
What do I dream about now?
Maybe just being with you
You could call me the dreamer
But I think we could save this world with love

You could call me the dreamer
But I think we could save this world with love
Track Name: Nagging
Somewhere in the darkness you can hear the shouts again
The troubles that I go through just to have a drink with my friends
Don't give me none of your problems I've got some of my own
Perhaps it would be better just to go at it alone
Away from you stop your hounding I know I'm late again
And you've got me feeling that it's never going to end

That nagging bitch
She's such a witch
Come on undertaker dig that ditch
Cause I'm ready to end it with you
That nagging bitch
Got that seven year itch
The executioner can pull that switch
Cause I'm ready to end it with you

Now I know how Samson felt
With hair so long he did so well
But Delilah drove him up the wall
And that's what led him to his fall

That nagging bitch
She's such a witch
Come on undertaker dig that ditch
Cause I'm ready to end it with you
That nagging bitch
Got that seven year itch
The executioner can pull that switch
Cause I'm ready to end it with youw
Track Name: We Can Prevail
I can't take no more of this living
People always telling me what to say
It's getting harder to deal with the pressure
It's getting harder every day

The wars are breaking out in different countries
And the crimes out in the streets
Makes you want to stay in and hide out
But is that really how the system can be beat
Let's put an end to this summer heat

Ah, we can prevail
Ah, we can prevail

Not everyone knows what they are saying
Rambling on into a fight
Nothing can really be solved be anger
Even if you know that you are right
Why must we always have to fight

Ah, we can prevail
Ah, we can prevail
Ah, we can prevail
Ah, we can prevail

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