Graduates Unskilled

by Oh! Sweet Sumthin'

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1.
No Slave 04:12
Don’t want to be a slave to your defected creed Don’t wish to be pushed down by the words that you breed Don’t take me for some fool with the hands that you feed I can see their fatness, I can make them bleed Don’t want to be a slave to generals and guns Don’t want to fight your wars that cannot be won Yes I am scared to die without a cause To go like that before our tale is done If I would succumb to Anything or everything Write my will to the world Cause I've given up on it Don’t want to be a slave to democratic rule Like Socrates of old with his corrupted soul No chairmen and lobbyists who regulate us goons Dictatorship of taxes, a heavy crown of jewels Don’t want to be a slave to my inconsistency No contempt for living or indifferent idiocy No traces of regrets that stain my sanity Every day that passes takes one part of me If I would succumb to Everything or anything I will be blue With no will to grow old Write my will to the world Cause I've given up on it
2.
Well now I am thirty one years old but I really should've only been twenty eight They fix your brain since you’re six years old They take you they shape you they shun you they defeat you Then they send you a letter, backed up by the law There’s no where you can run to, there's no where you can crawl It ain’t gonna help to bemoan to and fro Just pack up your bags and its three years to go So you first walk in you put the green on your skin Wear high boots and shave off your chin Cut your hair look in the mirror and stare Who is it you’re looking at, you can’t even tell Then you get trained you get fed get shout at you shoot stuff Get in shape get only men get stupid men don’t sleep ‘nuff There’s nothing you can do, there’s nothing you can change It closes you in until you get insane La la la la la Just try somehow not to get too mad Or else you just might forbid forget what you had Bureaucracy kills it steals your soul And time it runs you’re stuck in a hole Dreams can be harmed it’s easily done Wake up one day and just be like everyone And world outside just keeps on movin’ It keeps on movin’ It’s been three wasted years Three wasted years… La la la la
3.
Computers ruined my social skills Sometimes it hurts so much it kills When all my thoughts go into a screen Every day a part of me dies it seems The virtual world is where I stay A place of comfort where I can say Reality is now dead to me Perhaps I’ll jump into my car Take it for a ride like a shooting star Pass by faces the speed of light For your own stake stay out of my sight Handsome people everywhere A female here an’ a female there It’s too late I can’t stop now Will I ever find again Who I really am, then Embark on everything I missed I’ll return with a Terrible vengeance And destroy all the digits, have no limits To what I’m capable of and take back what’s mine My life Computers ruined my social skills My twisted world it comes with bills Swallow pills and say goodbye But not before I hear you sigh
4.
From the time we ran your car all up in smoke Stranded with nothing but whiskey and rum Lyin' underneath the starry sky With nothing on our minds but feeling fine Or the time we drove south to the river town You were bit nervous an' I was joking around Tried to find a trail where to get lost Tired like kids as the sun went down I miss you babe I got these floating memories They come along from time to time I miss you darling Will we ever meet again For now I'll just enjoy what's on my mind Winter came down with the dirty snow The engine wouldn't start winds freezing my nose Driving every night losing all my worth Glad to get back to your warm silk robes T'was in the spring when we ran away One last grand before I said goodbye Crazy and confused by the way you sway I swear to you babe I never intended to lie I miss you babe I got these floating memories They come along from time to time I miss you darling Will we ever meet again For now I'll just enjoy what's on my mind I never meant to hurt you I always meant for you no harm You know it's true because I loved you But things just couldn't work out Now I'm out here all by myself Trying not to think of what might have been Distracting myself with a constant chase Every day's harder to put a smile to my face I think I'm now over what was in the past Problem's when I wake there's so much I can take Sometimes all that I really want to do Is buy some good wine and spend the night with you I miss you babe I got these floating memories They come along from time to time I miss you darling Will we ever meet again For now I'll just enjoy what's on my mind
5.
Joseph 04:49
Joseph came from the war, rifle hits the floor Drapes will be kept down tonight Just as I thought we were free here it’s at World War Three And God is no place in sight Let’s go where bullets don’t fly Where sirens don’t light up the sky A place to lend a sister a hand We’ll make it our promised land I awoke from a dream with Joseph in a thousand streams Running solemn to the sea And on the sin city shore through a died out roar Angles buried ‘neath the debris Let’s go where bullets don’t fly Where sirens don’t light up the sky A place to lend a sister a hand We’ll make it our promised land
6.
For Now 04:54
Why don’t you stay a little longer The weather’s blowing cold outside Nothing else I want but lie Underneath the sheets by your side Many miles and miles away Time keeps on slippin’ by Every day I think of you And how to rid this awful blue But you are not the one I want babe And you are not the one I’ll fight for If you can understand it some how Please stay here with me for now Morning wakes a hollow town Night’s anxiety grows long Sometimes I wish to travel through So I can reach somehow to you But you are not the one I want babe And you are not the one I’ll fight for If you can understand it some how Please stay here with me for now You are not the one I want babe You are not the one I’ll fight for If you can understand it some how Please stay here with me for now Please stay here with me tonight Please stay with me for a little while
7.
Yesterday I broke the fast Rotten meal into the trash Night and day’s repentance done Another year, life goes on I’m a has been And I have sinned My own pop lay in bed Mind was sharp, saw the end Reputation, too much dread Numbers crash, markets bend Printed money Think I’m funny Orphaned by the skill Who sent me here? Bastards of dumb Bastards of dumb Nothing to look at Atom bomb, American made Messiah comes, countries fade Crescent knife, believers maimed People cleansed, tycoons shamed Have faith in I’m a-fakin’ Orphaned by the skill Why send me here? Bastards of dumb Bastards of dumb Nothing to look at Holy days back again Terrorized to my brain Modern man dead and done Another year, life goes on Headed nowhere Headed nowhere Bastards of dumb Bastards of dumb Nothing to look at
8.
Oh baby you give me a heartache Oh baby you give me a hard on Come on baby where you been Pick me up relieve my pain Oh doll what you doing to me Oh doll what you doing to me Oh I like it when you play with me And I like it when you beat me So now you tell me that you’re occupied Now you tell me that you’re busy busy I know you have all these things going on with your life And it’s cool and all but I don’t have anything in mine My life is just so Wrong I don’t own my own car I don’t have no goddam career I don’t have no money I don’t have no personality So when you don’t answer my calls You don’t answer my messages You don’t answer when I’m in your town Oh darling you just put me down

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Oh! Sweet Sumthin' are:
Natan Galili – vocals, guitars, banjo, harmonica, percussion.
Ziv Grinberg – bass, upright bass, keyboards, piano, drums.
Omer Ashano – violin, vocals, percussion.
Yuval Garin – drums, percussion, vocals.

Guest appearances:
Shay Landa – keboards on tracks 1, 7 and 8.
Kosta Kaplan – guitars on tracks 2, 7 and 8.
Maor Wiesel – lap steel guitar on track 6.
Yonatan Levital – guitar thingy on track 4.
Shmuel Zeltser's 12-string guitar on track 3.

credits

released August 15, 2017

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8 recorded by Uri "Mixmonster" Wertheim at Kitcha Studios, Tel Aviv. Additional recording by Yonatan Levital at Ambatya Musicstudio, Tel Aviv; and Landa's Keyboards recorded at RPS Surfers' rehearsal room.
Tracks 3 and 6 home recorded by Natan Galili and Ziv Grinberg.
All tracks mixed by Uri "Mixmonster" Wertheim except track 3 mixed by Natan Galili and track 6 mixed by Natan Galili and Ziv Grinberg.
Mastered by Joe Lambert.
Photography by Hanan Bar Assouline.
Graphic Design by Elad Elharar Design & Illustration.

Produced by Hila Ruah and Natan Galili.
Additional production by Ziv Grinberg on track 6.

All songs written by Natan Galili.
Arrangements by Natan Galili, Hila Ruah, Ziv Grinberg, Omer Ashano and Yuval Garin.
Lyrics by Natan Galili; Lyrics Editing and Consulting: Hila Ruah.

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Oh! Sweet Sumthin' Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

Oh! Sweet Sumthin' is a rock, folk, pop band from Tel Aviv, Udim and New York, with influences by the likes of the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Alex Chilton and the Lemon Twigs.

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