We've still got a few months to go with this political circus, and like most of us I get really sick of it all and just want to scream and shout, and that's what this song is about. It was improvised on the spot while jamming with two old friends, and the energy is insistent and raw.
Recorded on September 10, 2009 during a session out at Jon's house, outside of Ithaca, NY. Jon plays drums and PeBo plays my five-string, fretless acoustic bass guitar and sings backup vocals. I'm singing lead and playing electric guitar. Captured live in Jon's loft with 4 mics on the drum kit, 2 vocal mics, and the bass and guitar direct with FireStudio, Logic, and MacBook Pro. Mixed back at mangobananas studios, Ithaca, NY.
This appears on my 2013 album all over the map.
Thanks for listening!
I can't stand it it's ABC now, can't you see now ABC we've got this government ABC now these are you and me ABC these guys aren't out to get us ABC though, we got these parties this stupid two-party system we cannot get away from it it's gotten so fucking polarized oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh! I can't stand it I can't stand it I can't stand it I can't stand it read about it every day (I can't stand it) everything any got to say (I can't stand it) but it doesn't make any sense (I can't stand it) all the people who are so insensed (I can't stand it) I can't take anymore (I can't stand it) what the fuck are we doing this for? (I can't stand it) what is all it about? (I can't stand it) makes me want to scream and shout I can't stand it I can't stand it no more I can't stand it no no no I can't stand it no more oh oh oh oh! . . . oh oh oh oh can't stand it anymore why'd you come up here for? what are you doing in DC? what are you doing in Albany? (I can't stand it) I can't stand it anymore oh what are you doing that for? I can't stand it what is this for? what are we doing here? baby what are we doing here now what are we doing here? baby baby baby baby baby let me feel your pool table baby let me see everything let me drink anything let me be anywhere except get me out of here! I can't stand it I can't stand it I can't stand it cannot stand it cannot cannot cannot stand it no more no more lyrics improvised by Andy Wyatt on 10 September 2009 music improvised by Andy Wyatt, Pete Bosanko, and Jon Morse on 10 September 2009 ©2009 by Andy Wyatt