Here's a new song, Embrace The Suck! You can relate to this tune if you've ever been in a gigging band.

Here are the lyrics:

 

Hey there kids, it’s a rock ‘n roll party

Everyone put on your glitter clothes!

There’s an awesome band playin’ at the show club

While you’re passin’ by, wave… don’t ya know?

 

Four guys on the stage are sweatin’

You know they had to haul some heavy gear

They had to be there early for a sound check

They pay to play and have to buy their beer

 

They wrote a bunch of songs for you

They sent a bunch of emails for the show

Now they’re singing for two drunks

And a lady waiting for some food to go

 

Hey there kids, it’s a rock ‘n roll party

It’s something that you really ought to see

If you go on in and pretend to pay attention

The band will hand out CDs to you free

 

The singer is so satisfied

He’s happy that they finally hit their goal

They have one hundred Facebook likes

Someone streamed one of his tunes in Mexico

 

They’re working on their chops, all right

Their guitarist learned some jazz licks on the fly

Listen to them sail now

Here they go! Here they go! Check ‘em out!

 

They’re waiting for that elusive call

For that mega, outdoor college spring fest gig

They paid to submit their MP3’s

To an A&R consultant with the bigs

 

Now they’re back in their hometown and giggin’

And hoping for a write up in a ‘zine

But the paper threw away the disc

And the critic doesn’t know  about that scene

 

And nobody cares about that frickin’ band

Nobody cares about that frickin’ band

Nobody cares about that frickin’ band

Nobody cares about that frickin’ band

 

Embrace The Suck! Music and Lyrics by Thomas B. Hedrick ©2015 Thomas B. Hedrick/Tom Hedrick Music (ASCAP)

 

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