Just Watch TV and Worry EP

by Rory Lavelle

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A couple of months ago I decided I would put out a batch of politically-minded songs in time for the US Election. I knew I wanted to call it 'Just Watch TV and Worry'. I finished it on the night of the election and posted it close to midnight, just as the reality of a Trump presidency was beginning to set in. These songs were always intended as charms against power and its abuses, as acts of resistance, gestures towards a better world, and as such they are only as good as they are useful. I hope they can be of some use to you, and that they can provide a little light in a dark moment.

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released November 8, 2016

Rory Lavelle - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboards
Jason Farrar - Bass on Pack Of Dogs
Adam Warner - Drums on Pack Of Dogs
Produced by Rory Lavelle and Warren Hutton
Recorded at Rose Room Studios, Toronto
Cover Photo by Catherine Stankowski

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Track Name: Move On
MOVE ON

Move on there’s nothing to see
No cause I can’t til we both understand
And I won’t stand back won’t stand back
Now I’ve made my bed so let me lie in it

It’s on
The fight for the age
Now we can stand up and rattle our cage
And we won’t stand back won’t stand back
Now we’ve made our bed so let us lie in it
Now we’ve made our bed so let us lie in it
Track Name: Tap That Vein
TAP THAT VEIN

I’m riding in a tank / I don’t know who to thank / That privilege is reserved for certain persons of a certain rank / But things are going well / As far as I can tell / The bees have lost their radar and I’ve lost my sense of smell / And roses in a clump are headed for the dump / I guess it’s all related to some kind of economic slump / An enterprising type would say the time is ripe / and try to find a way to make disaster pay / A-whoo now we’re gonna come and tap that vein, yeah we’re lookin for a well to drain / Now you tell us everything you know or we’re never gonna let you go / Now we’re gonna come and tap that vein / Yeah we’re lookin for a well / But you said it would last forever / How was I to know

Things happen randomly / Well better them than me / I never felt connected til they made me pay a monthly fee / With all the fauna gone / We’ll put the sauna on / And just pretend it’s all a natural phenomenon / It’s hard to talk because I’ve got my special armour on / And no I’m not a scholar but I’m near encyclopedic on the symptoms of decline. And if your god was mine / I would admonish him for having grandiose designs / A-whoo now / we’re gonna come and tap that vein / yeah we’re lookin for a well to drain / Now you tell us everything you know or we’re never gonna let you go / Yeah we’re gonna come and tap that vein, yeah we’re lookin for a well / But you said it would last forever / How was I to know / Yeah you said it would last forever / How was I to know
Track Name: Pack Of Dogs
Pack Of Dogs

All your funny ideas that have traveled through time
will be proven all wrong when they fuck up our lives
So tell me you'll side with me against a society
where people fall on each other like a pack of dogs
and such rapacious behaviour is rewarded all the time
You know I mean it cause I sing it out
Just gimme your hands cause we've forgotten how to love

Well they're comin on strong and they're comin on light
And they come from the left and they come from the right
The hammer is comin down
And who's gonna stop it now
when people fall on each other like a pack of dogs
and such rapacious behaviour is rewarded all the time
You know I mean it cause I'll sing it out
Just gimme your hands we've all forgotten how to love

Well the moment I'm here is the moment I'm gone
It's been goin that way since before I was born
So tell me you'll side with me
and build a society
where people call on each other when they need it most
though they're all so vulnerable to changing tides
You're no exception as you're finding out
You're no exception as you're finding out
I don't believe
No I don't believe that we've forgotten how to love
Track Name: Warm Sun
WARM SUN

You want it so you grab it
You can keep what you can take
But having is a habit
And it’s getting hard to break
I have not, but I’m trying
Trying to engage
Texting and replying
Sending messages to space

Some think it’s all over
And there’s nothing left to say
But I won’t sit here quiet
While they throw it all away
With answers all around us
Obvious as the day
Warm sun in abundance
And it’s pouring in from space
Track Name: Shift
SHIFT

Everything we’ve ever done
Or ever lost or ever won
Was only leading up to this
A special shift in emphasis
I know I’m kind of sensitive
Forgive me if
It gets a bit repetitive
But this is what I’m working with
The infinite
There’s such a vast amount of it
Much of it is counterfeit
It’s hard to find a way to get out of it
They're gonna make us work for it
Just a little bit
Haven’t seen the worst of it
And maybe we’ll never know
What the purpose is
Keep breaking through the surfaces
And trying to interpret it
And learn from it
Even if it hurts a bit