Ship Shake

by Rob Fetters

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1.
Turn This Ship Around I opened my eyes The truth came down I can’t stand still while the earth spins around. I need to make a change God only knows Why I’m so terrified that I can’t let go Life’s too short And you’re so pretty We don’t have to die to go to kingdom city Some people say you do But that’s cause they’re insane They’re painting by the numbers Their songs all sound the same We can turn this ship around It won’t be easy Fear is the enemy Faith is gonna set us free Repeat our history Or shape our destiny We can turn this ship around But it won’t be easy You woke me from a nightmare When you shook me awake I gotta make my own luck Create my own breaks Where cynics call the shots And dreamers look like fools We gotta leave it all behind Re-define what’s cool Cause I’m so tired of being so afraid of how dumb I’m gonna look if I don’t make the grade Well I might eat humble pie Or I might touch the sky But dreams won’t fly If I don’t even try We can turn this ship around It won’t be easy Fear is the enemy Faith is gonna set us free Repeat our history Or shape our destiny We can turn this ship around But it won’t be easy But you already know We die if we don’t grow But you already know I’m gonna rise up early Get down to work And put the boat in the water Wash off the dirt Aim by the stars With the wind in my sails And I ain’t gonna quit So I’m not gonna fail We can turn this ship around It won’t be easy Fear is the enemy Faith is gonna set us free Repeat our history Or shape our destiny We can turn this ship around (X 2) But it won’t be easy I opened my eyes The truth came down I can’t stand still While the earth spins around By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
2.
Scripture 03:56
Scripture Knock on her door, she’ll pretend she’s not home Call her up, she won’t answer the phone Time ticks by like a metronome But with a split personality she’s never alone I tried to be her friend but it didn’t last long She covered up her ears when I sang her my song Something’s wrong with this picture I don’t fit in the frame She hears the devil quoting scripture Every time I call her name Fear wakes her up in the middle of the night So she can’t get back to sleep but she’s too tired to fight Can’t shut up the voice inside her head Says if she wakes up tomorrow she’ll wish she was dead And she knows it’s crazy and it isn’t a joke Fells like a rope around her neck and she’s starting to choke Something’s wrong with this picture I don’t fit in the frame Somebody’s singing a lullaby So don’t be a big baby, you don’t need to hide Come out and see the monster, it’s tied to a chain So it rusts a little more every time it rains And someday soon that beast will break loose To find another monster and reproduce Find another monster and reproduce Find another monster and reproduce Find another monster and reproduce Something’s wrong with this picture I don’t fit in the frame She hears the devil quoting scripture Every time I call her name By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
3.
Artichoke 03:33
Artichoke Saw you at the show with somebody I didn’t know Heard you got busted DUI Well things ain’t changed much since we said goodbye Heart as big as an artichoke, a leaf for everyone Make way for all these copycats pretending to have fun Looks like I gained a few pounds Don’t burn as much fuel like back when you were around Seen a lot more frauds and fakes Fancy meeting you here, you lead the parade Heart as big as an artichoke, a leaf for everyone Make way for all these copycats pretending to have fun Heart as big as an artichoke Heart as big as an artichoke You sure look sweet and young Smell like Chanel, probably still suck your thumb But old enough to know Nothin’ comes free, everybody says so I don’t know why I’ll always love you deep down inside And remember what I learned: When I saw the light – that’s when I got burned Heart as big as an artichoke, a leaf for everyone Make way for all these copycats pretending to have fun Heart as big as an artichoke, a leaf for everyone, a piece for everyone Make way for all these copycats pretending to have fun Make way for all the copycats By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
4.
Prophets 04:58
Prophets You’d all be prophets if you paid better attention You’d all be prophets if you paid better attention We rose up from the muck We make our own damn luck There’s nothin’ we can’t sell We’re poisoning the Well, well, well Civil war is hell When we come ‘round it’s time to duck We rose up from the muck I think you better learn We like to watch shit burn And stand around the fire And call each other Liar, liar, liar Watch the smoke rise higher Till wrong and right can’t be discerned I think you’d better learn You could see the future If you would pay attention Pay attention now If you paid better attention, if you paid better attention…. Right before your eyes Behold the lords of flies We paint the outside gold But we ain’t got no Soul, soul soul Just an empty hole It can’t be filled but still we try Right before your eyes You could see the future If you would pay attention now You could see the future If you would pay attention Pay attention, pay attention, pay attention Now You’d all be prophets You’d all be prophets By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
5.
Can’t Take It Back If you think it don’t say it And if you write it please don’t send it Open your mouth: already made a mistake You say you’re sorry but it’s a little too late Silence is golden like truth unfoldin’ So baby don’t say nothin’, just keep it in the oven Open your mouth: already made a mistake You say you’re sorry but it’s too little too late Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Zen Master Huang Po sittin’ in the zendo Meher Baba: way to go So Jesus Christ make it so ! Open your mouth: already made a mistake You say you’re sorry but it’s a little too late Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no: No! Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back Can’t take it back, can’t take it back By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
6.
Me & Eve 02:40
Me & Eve Eve stole an apple from the apple tree She took a big bite and she handed it to me Well, Eve was pretty and the apple was sweet She spit a seed in my face and then I chased her down the street We both had our clothes off within the hour Just goes to show: knowledge is power Well, I got molested when I was 4 I talk about it now, it ain’t a secret any more And you might think that was childhood’s end But I learned to play and laugh again He had all our clothes off within the hour Just goes to show: knowledge is power The strong exploit the weak They think they’re pretty smart But it takes real genius to turn Nightmares into art Me & Eve took a walk, she said: Marry me I’ll let ya build me a house by that old apple tree We’ll have a bunch of kids and rewrite history And I’ll love you until the world sets me free We both had our clothes off within the hour Just goes to show: knowledge is power Yeah, we both had our clothes off within the hour Just goes to show: knowledge is power By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
7.
Dog Is God 02:08
Dog Is God The great artist is the simplifier Come on everybody lets start a new church We won’t keep any secrets, we won’t sell any merch And nobody has to die to complete the research So come on everybody let’s start a new church Dog is God. God is Dog. Dog is God. God is Dog. Dog is God. God is Dog. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing Come on everybody lets start a new church Go all the way with it Do not back off For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters The great artist, the great artist is The great artist is the simplifier Keep it simple stupid, keep it simple stupid, keep it simple Keep it simple stupid, keep it simple stupid, keep it simple Come on everybody lets start a new church There won’t keep any secrets, we won’t sell any merch And nobody has to die to complete the research So come on everybody let’s start a new church Dog is God. God is Dog. Dog is God. God is Dog. Dog is God. God is Dog. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing Keep it simple stupid, keep it simple stupid, keep it simple Come on everybody lets start a new church (“The great artist is the simplifier” – Vincent van Gogh) (“Go all the way… with what matters” – Ernest Hemmingway) By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
8.
Not the End 03:30
Not the End Save a whale It’s not the end of the world but it’s the start of something new Thank God it’s not all up to me But there’s something you could do if you wanted to You could start off with a smile when you wanna hurt somebody Then wait a little while Show some faith, show some style, and you just might save a whale my precious little child Trust me now, it’s not the end of the world Save a whale It’s just the start of something new This place could use a lot of love There must be somethin’ we could do if we wanted to If we could start with some restraint instead of yellin’ at each other there’s a picture we could paint Of a universal truce led by angels running loose With the wisdom of the saints Trust me now, it’s not the end of the world There’s nothing to like about fear Nothing to fear about love Someday you will be a god: the day you learn how to forgive And the angels will adore you because you live and let live Like they want you to Trust me now, it’s not the end of the world Trust me now, it’s not the end of the world Trust me now, it’s not the end of the world Trust me now You just might save a whale By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
9.
She’s A Musician She’s a philosopher, she founded my religion She makes the soul connection ‘cause she’s a musician And she sits at her piano and catapults through space And channels the Enlightened Ones You see it on her face She’s a Musician, she’s a musician And my only ambition is to be part of her life Ghe message for the masses you can’t put into words But when the world was born it’s what the angels heard And she closes her green eyes and plays her sweet guitar And melts it down to one pure note Until I’m seeing stars She’s a Musician, she’s a musician And my only ambition is to be part of her life And you don’t know her name She’s not in the Hall of Fame But I’d trade my soul if I could let her know The critics may not understand, her fans might disappear But I will still be listening ‘cause I know what I hear She’s a Musician, she’s a musician And my only ambition is to be part of her life She’s a Musician, she’s a musician And my only ambition is to be part of her life And I know what I hear By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
10.
Nobody Now 03:26
Nobody Now I was a somebody once but I’m a nobody now I used to be loved by millions, now I’m a face in the crowd Fans crawled out of the woodwork, I thought my fame would last But now my agent won’t take my calls, I’m just a pain in the ass But I still have you to show me what I am I had respect from my peers, you saw my face in the news I sang a song that made everybody happy Even the critics approved God’s own light shined through me, I heard that heavenly choir I can’t describe the warmth that I felt when I got tossed in the fire “Cause zi had you to show me what I am And look at you, you can see the wheels turning You want to use me again A human resource made for exploitation You’re anything but a friend, you make me glad it’s the end Gold spilled out of my pockets, I let it fall to the floor I used to have more than I needed, I ain’t got it no more She promised she’s never leave me ‘cause I’m a really nice guy She swore she never even looked at other fellas But it was all a big lie, but it was all a big lie It was a big fat lie I was a somebody once but I’m a nobody now I was a somebody once (now you’re a nobody) But I’m a nobody now, I was a somebody once (Now you’re a nobody) Now I’m a nobody (You’re a nobody now) I was a somebody once (Now you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody now) I was a somebody once (now you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody now) I was a somebody once (now you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody, you’re a nobody now You’re a nobody now, you’re a nobody now, you’re a nobody now, you’re a nobody) By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
11.
Believed 03:16
Believed I believed in love ‘cause I received her love So I believed in love First it found me, then it bound me, then it drowned me again I wanted more, but I was shown the door And now I don’t know what I’m living for I believed in love ‘cause I received her love So I believed in love If you do God’s will, then hold still Maybe then the gods will hear you pray So I stood in line till I lost my mind ‘Cause I blew the only time I had the chance to say: I still love you, I still love you, I still love you, I still love you I still love you, I still love I could lay in bed and feel the dread Or get up now and walk away No need to know where I’ll go, just get up now and face the day I believed in love ‘cause I received her love So I believed in love By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music /ASCAP
12.
Queer Year 03:19
Queer Year You told me you were gay, we both know that’s OK I’ll always be your friend until the bitter end A bond no one can break till they burn us at the stake And they’ll burn us at the stake I don’t care if you’re queer, I still love you my dear Though we have separate beds and the world has lost its head They think you’re on the fringe but love is not a sin Love is not a sin Hey! But everybody’s weird ‘cause maybe everybody’s queer this year You’re a Gibson, I’m a Fender, you don’t fall in love with a gender The music that we make is all for heaven’s sake There is a common goal for every living soul, every living soul But everybody’s weird so maybe everybody’s queer this year Everybody’s weird this year, everybody’s queer this year Though we have separate beds and the world has lost it’s head I’ll always be your friend: love is not a sin By Rob Fetters / RPF2 Music / ASCAP
13.
Shakin’ Street [Composed by The MC5: Fred (Sonic) Smith, Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson, Robert (Rob Tyner) Derminer (Warner-Tamerline/ASCAP)] Little Orphan Annie and Sweet Sue too They've been coming around, gives 'em somethin' to do Their mamas all warned 'em not to come to town It got into their blood, now they gonna get down Shakin' street: it's got that beat Shakin' street: where all the kids meet Shakin' street: it's got that sound Shakin' street: say you gotta get down Streetlight Sam decided to make the trip All the way from New Jersey On his girlfriend's tips He pulled into town and met Skinny Leg Pete Said, Come here, boy I heard about the street I heard about the place where all the kids go Now, I'm about to flip, I just gotta know about Shakin' street it's got that beat Shakin' street where all the kids meet Shakin' street it's got that sound Shakin' street say you gotta get down Well the kids on Shakin' Street never give in 'Cause all of their lives they've been livin' in sin They know that they're bad, you know that they're mad They take for the takin' and they shake for the shakin' The folks keep complaining, they find it so shockin' All the kids wanna do is just keep on rockin' They ain't got no time to think about stoppin' They gotta get down and do a little stompin' Well Sally Baker wants to shake her shaker And Bobby C. (Sayler) says he's gonna take her to Shakin' street: it's got that beat Shakin' street: where all the kids meet Shakin' street: it's got that sound Shakin' street: you gotta get down Shakin' street: it's got that beat Shakin' street: where all the kids meet Shakin' street: it's got that sound Shakin' street: you gotta get down

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xoxo Rob F. 11/18/20

All songs by RF: rpf2 Music / ASCAP
except "Shakin' Street" (MC5) Warner-Tamerline / ASCAP

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released November 13, 2020

Performed, Recorded, Produced by Rob Fetters

Abetted by:

Noah Fetters / self-recorded Drums tracks 1, 5, 9, 12
Bam Powell / Drums track 3
Christian Arduser / Drums and sings on track 8
Bob Nyswonger / Bass tracks 3, 8. self-recorded Bass tracks 1, 12
Matt Malley / self-recorded Bass track 10
Swany Fetters / sings on track 13, spoken words track 7
Bee Haskins / sings on track 8, spoken words track 7
Dale Hodges / spoken words track 7
Adrian Belew / sings on track 1
Matt Hueneman / recorded Bam, Chris, and Bob tracks 3, 8
Miles Fuqua / recorded Adrian track 1
Richard Dodd / Mastering

Unless credited otherwise, RF arranged everything and made all the noises: guitars, bass, keyboards, orchestral sample devices, drum programming, percussion, singing.

Mixed by RF & NF

Layout & Design / Sam Fetters
Art Supervision / Donivan Perkins

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