SEVERE TIRE DAMAGE: AROUND AND AROUND

(Russ Haines)


Written on acoustic guitar. It's about ecology or something. The last verse is obviously from a shampoo commercial.


Russ sez:
The recording is from an evening when the studio wasn't quite healthy and we had to double up on tracks. Surprisingly, the performance and recording was good enough to keep. There are two acoustic guitars playing exactly the same thing panned hard left and right. Towards the end they differ a bit. Consider yourself lucky that we didn't keep the munchkin chorus at the end of the song.

Listen (normal):

 

Listen (acoustic):

In my car in a traffic jam
Don't know where I'm going, don't know where I am
Got ten thousand people 'round me doing the same
And I got no clue of who's to blame
Everybody's racing and rushing around
Nobody seems to be in the right part of town
So I'm wondering, thinking while I sit on my ass
Why I work so hard just to pay for the gas... to go

   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started
   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started

I drink the water from the kitchen sink
There's chemicals and pesticides in what we drink
And when it goese through us, we flush it down
To the sewage treatment plant on the edge of town
Some of it's processed,some of it's pumped
Some of it's better, but the rest gets dumped
And when it hits the ocean you can watch the fish die
It evaporates, precipitates, I'll tell you why... it goes

   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started
   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started

Guitar Solo

   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started
   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started

I try to be good and environmentally sound
I know that everything I do will come back around
But there's so many people and so little time
And there's one strange thought I can't keep out of my mind:
Suppose I conserve, and you do too
And we tell two friends and they do too
Is a better world within our grasp?
Or are we already breathing our last gasp... to go

   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started
   Round and Around, again and again
   That brings us back where we started

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