M​.​I​.​P.

by John Tabacco

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1.
RESISTANCE IS ASSISTANCE Can you hear it when it calls you Can you feel it when it’s cold Or when the darkness that surrounds you Tries to make you feel all alone Embrace the nothing that you came from Quench the fear of the unknown You have the answers deep inside you As above so below Resistance is assistance You might not understand it right now but if you give it some time The gateway to ultimate freedom will open somehow
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SAFE CONSERVATIVE CLOTHESURE I wanna draw you out I wanna wash away your false beliefs Like someone’s arrogant mop To rid that stale aroma From your conservative clothesure I’m that dowser rat who drowns all your lies Safe conservative clothesure Gonna set you free from mystical jive I’m gonna tick you off I’m gonna pinch a hole inside your soul Amputate the preachers - redesign your inner features ‘till you’re clear of all those labels In your conservative clothesure I’m that drain-o drip that keeps you up nights Safe conservative clothesure Time to break the chains and take back your rights I’m here to stay this is where I belong To revive you from the coma you’re in Make no mistake I was once where you are now Anyhow... I need to wake you up I need to move you from the game show zone You’ve been so green for so long Gotta rip away the flags in your conservative clothesure Like those tag sales out in Roosevelt Field Safe conservative clothesure Time to see those golden arches for real I’m here to stay this is where I belong To revive you from the coma you’re in Make no mistake I won’t stop until you see - what I see! No more conservative clothesure
3.
NOBODY, NOBODY KNOWS
 Rivers - taxi cabs for flowing life forms and emulsions Rivers - taxi cabs for flowing garbage to the oceans
The seagull and all it’s mates They come to gather by the dumpster crates If a pizza box shows up - great, They’ll have more plastic cheese to munch on But is this something they should count on?
 Well, Nobody, nobody knows What the future has in store tomorrow Nobody nobody knows Would you care to speculate?
Nobody nobody knows but fate
 Sunshine – reveals the floating pesticidal pollen I’ve been coughin’
Sunshine - reveals the radiated skin cells on a dolphin
While a satellite watches you We’re nothing more than human cellular phones
 The mystery of what we do no longer hidden like a dog bone Could be your name is on the next drone
 Well, Nobody, nobody knows what the future has in store tomorrow Nobody, nobody knows would you care to flip a dime? Nobody, nobody knows what the future has in store tomorrow Nobody, nobody knows not I

Suspended belief - like the child hood stories of yesterday
No kind of relief sittin shiva when love ones pass away
The man behind the curtain was gone
The day his guessing games were sold to gypsy queens (The gypsy queens…. Look into my crystal ball – you fools!) Wave goodbye to the honey bee Welcome the Fukushima folly parade
A world of absurdities to feed creations endless wedding I wonder where the whole thing’s heading…
 Well, Nobody, nobody knows What the future has in store tomorrow Nobody, nobody knows would you care to speculate?
 Well, Nobody, nobody knows what the future has in store tomorrow Nobody, nobody knows but fate FATE! Nobody, nobody knows etc…
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If Creator 03:36
IF CREATOR You’ve been kicking 'round the same old street Doing what you do best You’ve been strutting to this simple beat To the point of which there’s never a guess But if that beat ever turns around Or decides to slow on down Will you be able to stay on track Or will your core beliefs fall flat? Well, If creator wants you to be dead There’s no escape from the clutches from what it’ll do If creator wants you to be fed It’s gonna feed your habit If the creator wants you to be dead There’s no escape from the clutches and quid pro quo All this time you waste with worry Your muse will get fed What’s your hurry? Ahh… No need to sweat it - (solo) - 'Cause if that beat ever turns around Or decides to slow on down Will you be able to stay on track Or will your core beliefs fall flat? Well, If creator wants you to be dead There’s no escape from the clutches from what it’ll do If creator wants you to be fed It’s gonna feed your habit But the creator wants you to be dead There’s no escape from the clutches and quid pro quo All this time you waste and worry Your muse will get fed What’s your hurry? Ahh… No need to sweat it
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CHOKING ON CHICK PEA Turn on the radio listen to my song It’s moving the airwaves in Stony Brook Here’s the scenario - Hope it’s not too long Grab your attention with a catchy hook Couple of phrases that roll off the tongue Nothing too heady just more or less fun Fun? Choking on a chick pea It’s a long road to recovery When your insides are torn Choking on a chick pea And it feels like an eternity Like before you were born Choking on a chick pea It’s a long road to recovery When your insides are torn Turn on the radio listen to my song I bribed the DJ - I paid him off He said he’d dedicate it to the one I love I hope your A.D.D can handle it Nothing too wordy just a tinge of the blues In and out one ear like yesterday’s news News? Choking on a chick pea It’s a long road to recovery When your insides are torn Choking on a chick pea And it feels like an eternity Like before you were born Choking on a chick pea Like back when I was young and I could only get one station on the air at night Before the break of dawn Alright! Choking on a chick pea It’s a long road to recovery When your insides are torn Choking on a chick pea And it feels like an eternity Like before you were born
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I’M NOT SATISFIED The world keeps making fun of my lifestyle Taunting me in front of my face There’s nothing that I’d rather do now Other than to break out and find a new place But I don’t know where to go A lock is on every door I keep finding ants on my shoes Distracting me from all the bad news and god awful truth Well, I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means I used to brush off obstacle losers Blew them off like they weren’t there I had myself a magnetic partner Opposites who had an affair But those days are gone for sure Only shadows of what’s in store Show me where my future will lie In emptiness too deep to deny the god awful truth I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means So maybe I ought to ditch this life Give up this pointless fight Accept the negative that’s all around me I wonder if my luck would change Or maybe it would stay the same with ants on my shoes I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means I’m not satisfied no matter how I try Not satisfied someone keeps stealing my dreams I’m not satisfied It’s so hard to believe that the end still justifies the means
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YOU AND YOUR VOICE I don't like feeling depressed from waiting around, it's boring And I'll tell you - I must confess I get pretty loud when I'm snoring I don't like falling asleep at the wheel when there's things to be done And I feel like a middle-aged creep whenever I'm out on a run I could end it all - at least I think I could But my temperament is such that I won't Surprise surprise my cellphone rings Surprise surprise Surprise surprise my heart beat sings A perfect distraction from this mood I am in And all of sudden it's not boring I feel energized and free My life takes on a new meaning These ups and down are what makes me be me All because of you You and your voice on the end of this phone JT : "Hello". SD : "Hello".
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YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED She is so clear to me from six feet underground Even though she is hard to see She is where the best things are found Wise guys sometimes wonder how she feels inside Bright ideas can burn out fast Even wisdom can't ponder all that she can hide You would be surprised You would be surprised She is so dear to me How crazy does that sound? Laying down this burden of my dreams Buried safely in this hallowed ground Caustic glances can break your hardened point of view Frustration is all that you feel When you hear a voice ache, it's wrenching out of you Out of You! You would be surprised to find she loved you You would be surprised to find she loved you
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LATELY (Need Some New Sneakers) Lately I've been feeling down Lately I've been so up tight A wave of darkness came around Pulled me from my inner light And lately no one dares to call Except this fleece of alcohol Well I need some new sneakers these old ones have holes Stepped in a puddle the other day I need some new sneakers I don't wanna crawl back home alone It's got to get better Or I will cease to be Lately I can't seem to choose Lately all my options blow I'd be happy just to lose As long as it's a yes or a no But lately no one calls me back My only friend's this paper sack I need some new reasons, the old one's got fried Burned by a lover the other day I need some new reasons If I'm gonna stay alive Survive I hope it gets better Or I will cease to be Is it the A train or the Coltrane that can take me where I need to go? Find my focus, find the purpose that drove me once - long ago Ah, but lately no one wants to call And I know it’s time to jump this wall But I need some new sneakers these old ones have holes Stepped in a puddle just the other day And I need some new reasons if I’m gonna stay alive Survive I pray it gets better Or I will cease to be Lately
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Such Agendas 04:05
SUCH AGENDAS I sing a song for the lovin’ You sing a song for the crown I give up all my possessions While you buy up whatever’s around So we two are split as we try to make our way Got no absolutes ‘cause it’s not for me to say Such agendas take us where we believe there is truth - a good place Such agendas takes us where we have solid roots and wear the same suits I sing a song of discovery You sing a song of despair I’m out to make a recovery You’re out to buy stock holder’s shares So we two are split as we try to make our way Got no absolutes ‘cause it’s not for me to say Difference of opinions in ego fired space Competition central that feeds the human race Such agendas take us where we believe there is truth - a good place Such agendas takes us where we have solid roots and wear the same suits Such agendas take us where we believe there is truth - a good place I used to think I was alone Until I cleared the smoke and saw other people trying to live in peace In a world of conquer and divide When all we want to do is harmonize. Such agendas take us where we believe there is truth - a good place Such agendas takes us where we have solid roots and wear the same suits Such agendas take us where we believe there is truth - a good place Such agendas takes us where we have solid roots and wear the same suits
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Metro People 03:10
METRO PEOPLE Don´t tell me we´re passengers only and travel for only a while. I don´t wanna look lost and lonely So I give them all a great big smile Well let´s face it, we´re all on this track But no one here is smiling back Metro people, Metro people, drones Metro people, Metro people on cellular phones All of them in the lost and found - i often wonder: what could they do for me? Please tell me there’s life after app - and texting is a passing fad I don´t wanna be the only one who’s not married to his baby’s iPad Well let´s face it, we´re all on this track - but if the power goes out We’re all under attack Metro people, Metro people, clones Metro people, Metro people drones With the living dead we shall go by the tube. To feel trapped by the Borg in this invisible cube. You handle it your way - I’ll handle it mine Don’t worry about cameras they’re for your protection! Here comes my train,I hear it’s rattling sound I´m not defeated by this cold underground I can handle it my way any city, any town This kid ain’t Facebook bound to any… Metro people, Metro people, clones Metro people, Metro people drones
13.
Excerpts from “Across The USA In A Red Suburu, 1986” JT : (getting out car)- If you only knew what we were looking at right now. A little propane beater and a budget fly. I don’t know what that means but there’s a lot of dead vehicles out here. And it looks like San ‘Berdino or something. It’s weird. Indians and people. Um um. JT singing : Show me ‘round your fruitcakes! ND : Show me ‘round your fruitcakes! LT : It’s on the right lane one… JT : I feel like an incubus.(laughs) ND: What’s this called - this road? JT / ND (laughs) JT :’Scuse me sir… Hi. Pedestrian : What’s up? JT : What is this building? Pedestrian : Here? JT : Yeah, what is it? Pedestrian : Football stadium. JT : Oh, ok. ND : Oh, it’s a football stadium. JT : I was wonderin’. Pedestrian : Football stadium. JT : Thanks a lot. ND : Weird fuckin’ guy. JT : Look at that thing, oh… That’s a horror story. ND : (laughs) LT : (laughs) JT : Its - It’s… I’m so tired. I could bleed now. ND : (laughs) JT : And not care. ND : You got that running? JT : It’s running. ND : Ohum… JT : It’s rabid. ND : It’s rabid. Its… Look,your sister. I never saw your sister wanna leave a place. LT : (laughs) JT : She is so pissed off because I’m not, I’m not helpful. ND : She’s like… JT : I’m just like being a nuisance. ND : No man. It’s not you anymore. She just knows. She realizes there’s no place she can drive in this town that’s gonna be any good. Look at that… JT : Take, take your jacket off. ND : She’s steaming with anger JT : Take your coat off. ND : She’s teaming with madness. JT : I’m hot. ND : Now go… JT : I’m disgusted. I wanna go back home (laughs)… At least go to Seattle where (ND laughs) I know I can get some good grittle. ND/JT : (laughs) ND : He’s very tired. JT : I’m tired. UM ND : I’m (laughs) JT : I’m maimed. ND : I’m maimed. JT : My brain has been maimed from Flagstaff. ND : We went through Flagstaff. JT : Flog-staff. ND : We were all maimed. JT : Don’t flog me any more. I give up. I give up. ND : He said shouting. JT : Here’s my dog. Here’s my keys. Take my… ND : Sandwich. JT : Take my strawberry Louise sandwich. ND : (laughs) JT : Where are we? ND : We need ice cream. JT : This reminds me of the days… ND : Did you hear him.(laughs) Where, where are we? JT : (laughs) I’m , I’m beat! JT / ND / LT (laughs) ND : Phoenix! JT : Maybe we could just ask these people to take us in and wash us down. ND : Please could you wash me? LT / JT : (laughs) ND : Please. (laughs) You could wash my testicles. JT : Please wash me with those baby tongues. ND : Oh shi… (laughs) JT :This town needs a big tetnus shot. ND : (laughs) JT : What a bad ass town. (“You May End Up In Wyandanch” chords play here)
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SATURN, MOON, MATRIX DISTRACTIONS Born between the plasma sun and holy Matrix Grown inside an iPod one - the stealthy basics Sacrifice a soulful lamb, toast ye rib old Son of Sam Even if your conscious tells you no The Saturn cube transmits the show – here Flash - you’re on Zulu time here’s your decoder Rings the big crystal sines that follow orders Take a bite the apple’s fine – the DNA – the human spine The colors of the rainbow tribes Way before the moon was aligned here Now you smell like your dad how did this happen? Last ya looked you’re on a slab cut like a pumpkin Souls are tough - they can’t be forced A fable is their last resort To trick you in to seeing the Christ A promise for an everlasting life is a lie! Unless you take control of your self Unless you take control of your self There’s a taxi waiting - There’s a taxi waiting Unless you take control of your self Unless you take control of your self There’s a taxi waiting-There’s a taxi waiting in a cave! DISTRACTIONS!… 86 the old duality - escape the prison Sans the ego id the recipe that makes decisions Eons of the same routine dissuade you from neutrality The perfect place to swing and sway at will Ain’t it time that you get your pill of freedom?!
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What A Wonderful World (JT parody lyrics) JT : Resistance is assistance and neutrality is a gift. I see streams of sludge, dead fishes too Nuclear waste - oil under my shoes And I think to myself what a messed up world I see chem-trail skies - military drones But few are looking up - most stare at their phones And I think to myself what a screwed up world The colors of the rainbows add to the disguise Of this matrix illusion so few do realize And the worst of it is the day - the day that you die You’re recycled again and again to feed those evil alien guys Ah, to feed those aliens guys They thrive off conquer and divide In the moon's where they reside (and they're looking at you every single moment) External saviors won’t save you from sin That’s just a ploy to make you wanna come in But don’t go into the light It’s tempting I know You can avoid it The power’s in your soul I see hatred and disease and all types of crime Even love’s a bargain when you’re ego needs a ride And I think to myself what a wonderful world Ah yes, I think to myself: I can't wait to be free I can't wait to be free No more duality Where time does not exist And you don't need any money What no money? Imagine that... (poor freak)
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NATURE ASKS NOTHING OF US, BUT "THEY" DO I feel guilty - I don't know why I feel guilty - I don't know why I don't know why I don't know why I feel cheated - I don't know why I feel cheated - I don't know why I don't know why I don't know why Since I came out crying Since the day they plugged me in

about

This collection was recorded between 2015 - 2018.

2014 - 2016 left me to focus on other people's projects i.e. finishing up Susan DeVita's CD "Kama Sutra Rodeo", production and or mixing on Mark Hussey's CD "Iridescent Echoes", Jim Pastor's EP "Welcome To Purgatory", Debbie Jones (a few songs), Eric Block (vocals and co-writing), Eric Nichols ( a new song), singing for Swedish composer Hans Annellsson and various mastering and or mixing for Chris Toland, Alex Quinlan, Tom Gould and Jay Jii (a few EPs from him) to name a few. I was also busy playing with a tribute group called "Stealin' Dan" that unfortunately came to an abrupt end with the suicide of our lead guitarist. Not to mention taking care of my mom who's health has been deteriorating. Like the Gearhead Freaks once sang: "The world don't care it just keeps on tuning". I'm still turning.

This collection includes an old song from 1986 brought back from obscurity called "Safe Conservative Clothesure". What's different about this piece is the fact that it was produced by Grammy award winning musician, Bob Stander. It was by far the most expensive piece I've ever paid for. It was worth it of course on many levels, not the least of which the playing on it is quite excellent.

This CD is dedicated to Chiron Last (whoever he may be).

credits

released January 1, 2018

JT : Lead vocals, programming, guitar, bass, recording

Patricia Amendolia : Back ups on Nobody, Nobody Knows, If Creator

Scott Chasolin : Keyboards on Safe Conservative Clothesure

Susan DeVita : Back ups on Safe Conservative Clothesure.
"Hello" on You And Your Voice and Saturn, Moon, Matrix Distractions

Josh Dion : Drums on Safe Conservative Clothesure

Joe Gioglio : Electric guitar on Such Agendas and Metro People

Barry Hartglass : Bass on Nobody, Nobody Knows

Chris Marshak : Drums on If Creator

Mike Rufolo : Drums on Resistance Is Assistance

Nick Rufolo : Keyboard, Bass on Resistance Is Assistance

Bob Stander, Producer, engineer, bass and guitar on Safe Conservative Clothesure

Vinnie Zummo : Guitars on Nobody, Nobody Knows

Recorded, mixed and SA3 mastered at Suburban Hermit Studios II,
Stony Brook, NY

Cover art © 2017 by Farben Fosfeen Artwerks

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John Tabacco Stony Brook, New York

John Tabacco is a composer, singer-songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and visual artist.

Like an unfolding musical diary / puzzle, Tabacco’s music and art are constantly being re-worked, juxtaposed and intertwined.

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