Shutdown

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Shutdown

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Shutdown - Paco del Stinko

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shutdown - (Shutdown) I got shutdown
Don't you know I got shutdown, oh yeah (Shutdown)
Oh baby I got shutdown


I went on a date with my girl in my car
It was kinda late parkin' underneath the stars
I put my arm around reaching for her blouse
I said c'mon baby,(Baby) she said you better cut it out

I was in my bed with my girl ready for love (Ready for love)
I knew in my head we were gonna rub-a-dub
A hand under the sheets looking for a spot
I said c'mon baby (Baby) she said oh no you're not

Sometimes you get lucky but you never know when (You don't know when)
Getting told no can be a toughy especially (Especially) all over again (And again)
Well you gotta keep on tryin'
But it ain't for sale so you ain't buyin'


I was on the couch with my girl sitting close
Lollipop commercial she said she'd like a one of those
I knew what she meant so I dropped my pants
I said c'mon baby (Baby) she said there's no chance...for you
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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown - Brown Word and the Big Whine

Just when I thought
That I couldn't care enough I don't
Bleeding from this empathy
Move along, nothing to see

Chorus:
321 all systems go
Captain on the bridge I am taking control
Gauges in the red now the critical part
Throw the switch, I'm shutting down my heart

I have a plan
How much caring can one heart stand
All alone, all lines are dead
Breaking down, it's all in my head

Chorus.

I'm sharing and caring and practicing my art
I'm welling and swelling and coming all apart
I'm loving and shoving and stopping with a start
Oh my god this is too much, I'm shutting down my heart

In the mirror
You can see you're all sucked dry
This hollow-eyed shell is your best friend
I'll be dancing with my shadow till the very end

Chorus.
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown by Sweeney Toad

I’m a velociraptor, a high school kid aspiring rapper
Hanging in the lunchroom with the spinosaurus
Inspiring cyphers all the birds perched for us
They adore us we are gorgeous
Beautiful and clever, Jealous of our feathers
Principal Rex made the announcement and told us
School was shut down until further notice
Bring everything home we better be fast
The asteroid to pass then we’ll come back to class
The Pachycrocuta laughed we packed up our computers last
At that moment everyone got a chill fast
We knew it was the end we had had our fill
We knew we had to move but we were so still
We could feel it in the air it was thick like amber
The sense of impending doom the herd began to clamor

You better hunker down
Nothing to do but frown
You better hunker down
This is the great shutdown
You better hunker down
Locked in our caves what now
You better hunker down
This is the great shutdown

And my dad was all upset about the economy
I was choking on ash he hadn’t even thought of me
What does money matter if the asteroid kills us all
He said a few shooting stars won’t matter in the fall
The elder dinos might die but they lived a good life
Young reptiles prosper and so would I
But what about grandma she has to face this
He said she’ll be fine we’ll lock her in the basement
Fire in the sky grew bigger every day
Everyone got tired and didn’t want to stay
Locked up inside our caves dinosaurs are meant to play
It only took a month before they became depraved
They said the asteroid was fake shutdown won’t save us
Said the T. Rex just wants to enslave us
No one making sense the Cretaceous period had lost its mind
This was the end this was goodbye

You better hunker down
Nothing to do but frown
You better hunker down
This is the great shutdown
You better hunker down
Locked in our caves what now
You better hunker down
This is the great shutdown
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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown
Toby Roktot

Harp intro
V1
The truck sped down the mountain road, completely out of control
Sam knew he would soon be a ghost, God rest his soul
The timber load behind his head, was a fixin’ to give way
The failing brakes, the twisting road made for a very bad day
V2
He saw the headlights coming around the bend, a family heading home
How the hell could he give them room ..when he’d lost all control
Somehow he’d find a way, he had to shut this big rig down
Beyond the innocent car ahead was his home town
Ch
Grind the gears forget the tears
There’s a job to do
No sense calling God’s name
It’s all up to you
Pick your poison, pick your spot
It’ll be a hell of a sound
Up ahead, Pilot Point Rock
Will be my shutdown.... (The final shutdown)
V3
The car flew past Sam could see the terror inside
Up ahead was the rock Sam knew would end his life
One last look at the picture on the dash, a silent kiss to his love
Heading straight for Pilot Point Rock, Sam feeling peace from above
V4
Once more, grind the gears this was the only way
Driving that rig into a thousand pieces to keep his town safe
Sam gripped the wheel and said, “to all, a good night....
Death can kiss my ass, I’m not going down without a fight”
Ch
Harp

It’s said on a full moon night you can still hear the tires squeal
The grinding gears the screaming tears Sam fighting the wheel
Pilot Point Rock, became the monument that saved Sam’s hometown
A simple inscription carved in the rock...“Our hero .. Sam’s last shutdown...”

Harp outro
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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown by tomdg

Shut down
No-one in town
Just the sheep on the high street

Memories
Of golden days
When we went where we wanted

The things we chased before the plague don’t matter now
The simple life we scorned sees us bunkered down

My voice
Is just like yours
Truth is only an opinion

Freedom
At your expense
No-one stifles my expression

I thought that I knew better than to stay at home
Adrift in graphs and digits now I drown alone

Yesterday we danced like kings, chasing unicorns, invincible, a people in our prime
But now we’re all shut down
Awaiting a tomorrow that will never come

Shut down
We’re all shut down
No-one there
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Re: Shutdown

Post by Sober »

V1:
This ain't the first time this year
That they've shut the doors and told the folks go to your rooms
We'll keep you healthy and give the young'ns good excuse
To not come around

And those that been long know
That dressin' up as if you got someplace that you can go
Is about the only thing to keep you fallin' all the way apart
Without a sound

Pre-chorus:
Listen for the cart that brings the pills and mail and food
And hope that something anything is new

Chorus:
And the days go by like rain
In the sunlight photos fade
Family pays to keep 'em living but when being dead or hidden makes no difference may as well all be the same

V2:
They arranged the flowers nice
At the service for someone who passed weeks ago
Fabric lillies and faces on a slideshow
Nobody knows

They'll get out in time
And count the menfolk left, these things seem to hit 'em hard
Go to the dining hall, shufflin' to the time of Blue Eyes
Cryin' in the Rain
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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown
Chthonic Chthock

Shutdown!
Doesn't anybody know what to do?
Shutdown!
Why won't anybody tell me the truth?
Shutdown!
Am I the only one with something to lose?
Shutdown! Yeah!

Powered up -- ready to roll.
Don't shut me down, no -- it's time to go.
Don't get caught up in it,
don't turn around!
We're gonna watch it -- watch it breakdown
Don't.
Don't shut me down.
Don't ever.
Shut. Shut. Shutting me down!

Shutdown!
Doesn't anybody know what to do?
Shutdown!
Why won't anybody tell me the truth?
Shutdown!
Am I the only one with something to lose?
Shutdown! Yeah!

Powered up -- ready to roll.
Don't shut me down, no -- it's time to go.
Don't get caught up in it,
don't turn around! No, no!
We're gonna watch it -- watch it breakdown
Don't ever shut me down.
Please don't.
Shut. Shut. Shutting...

Shutdown!
Doesn't anybody know what to do?
Shutdown!
Why won't anybody tell me the truth?
Shutdown!
Am I the only one with something to lose?
Shutdown! Yeah!

Got to go, go go...
Oh oh
Got to go, go go...
Oh oh
Got to go, go go...
Oh oh
Yeah!
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Re: Shutdown

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Phlebia

I deprioritize downtime
I seek to maximize uptime
I feel a sense of urgency
To optimize my concurrency
I'm a perennial obsessor
With overclocking my processor
Be more productive with one simple hack
Once you begin there's no looking back

I work until my muscles are sore
Physical concerns are simply ignored
So productive that I'm adored
My life's a double-edged sword

I never shutdown, never go to sleep
Never in power-saving mode
Developing memory leaks as I go, go, go

I never shutdown, never go to sleep
Never decrease my power-load
My system overheats as I go, go, go

I must boost my cognition
To gain social recognition
Sie sagten mir Arbeit macht frei
Mein Leben fliegt vorbei
My heart is pounding inside of my chest
Don't want to stop to catch my breath
Why would I ever want to rest?
You know, sleep is the cousin of death

I work until my muscles are sore
Physical concerns are simply ignored
So productive that I'm adored
My life's a double-edge sword

I never shutdown, never go to sleep
Never in power-saving mode
Developing memory leaks as I go, go, go

I never shutdown, never go to sleep
Never decrease my power-load
My system overheats as I go, go, go
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Sweeney Toad x Johnny Cashpoint

I’m riding dirty with weed in my car
With resin on knives and seeds in a jar
Just got out of the bar and I’m a little drunk
I get pulled over and the cop wants to know what’s in my trunk

And then I freeze up and then I stop
I shutdown I can’t talk
Where is my mind? I’m not fine
I shutdown and then go blind

Call my name in class as I pass a note to my homie
I freeze up fast I know my teacher about to scold me
You know me the kid who is jaded and faded
Always skipping gym class cause I freaking hate it
And I ate pavement outside at the bus stop wow
I get berated at home cause I want to drop out
Sometimes I feel like I’m just doomed to be right
I have no idea what to do with my life

And then I freeze up and then I stop
I shutdown I can’t talk
Where is my mind? I’m not fine
I shutdown and then go blind

I put the key in my trunk and slowly unlock it
The cop says to step away because he has got it
He puts his hands on my trunk he’s about to pop it
I start to freeze up but I know I need to stop it
He finds my gym teacher tied up yeah I’m high on crack
I stab the cop with a resin knife in the back
I push him in the trunk his blood is sticky and warm
My school bus drives by all the kids flip me the bird
And I’m like word I guess I feel like dying
I get inside my car take the wheel I am driving
Through the woods I’m going through the motions
I drive off the cliff and into the ocean

And then I freeze up and then I stop
I shutdown I can’t talk
Where is my mind? I’m not fine
I shutdown and then go blind
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roymond, featuring Mo!

years will fly - if you let them
everybody stay on course
if it ends - and it might
- before the end
- before C-nineteen 
- before the end (listen)

don’t let it shut down
and don’t pretend it won’t
I didn’t want a shutdown

I don’t wanna be remote
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Re: Shutdown

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Intro - D D G G x2

D G
We’ve got nowhere to go
Everything is dead and dark and closed
Better just stay at home
Order in and hope we’re not exposed

A--B G--D
In a shutdown
During a pandemic
It’s a letdown
And we’re stuck in it

We’ve got nowhere to run
We’re all trapped and it’s no fun
We’re just living day to day
Surviving in a new way

In a shutdown
During a pandemic
It’s a letdown
And we’re stuck in it

Solo D D G G x2

Bridge E A D B E A D A
We need a ray of hope to stay positive when we pray
We need a way to say what’s normal on a given day

We’ve got nowhere to go
Everything’s dead and dark and closed
Waiting while we slowly decompose
Don’t even need to change our clothes

In a shutdown
During a pandemic
It’s a letdown
And we’re stuck
In a shutdown
During a pandemic
It’s a letdown
And we’re stuck in it
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Shutdown
by WreckdoM

Ooooh! They found a pube in the punchbowl!
Ooooh! Somebody puked in the hot tub!
Ooooh! And now the DJ likes Tool :(
You Know it's motherfucking time to shut this motherfucker down!
Shutdown! It's time to get the fuck out!
Shutdown! Before they call the cops!
Shutdown! Don't be out on my lawn!
You Know it's motherfucking time they shut this motherfucker down!

Ooooh! They bonin' in the pantry!
Ooooh! The toilets overflowed!
Ooooh! Where did my guinea pigs go?
You Know it's titty twisting time to shut this titty twister down!
Shutdown! Stop touching all of my stuff!
Shutdown! Put some pants on that butt!
Shutdown! The stereos unplugged!
You Know it's titty twisting time to shut this titty twister down!

Ooooh! Now the basement is flooded!
Ooooh! And we're out of food!
Ooooh! There's a corpse in the kitchen!
You know I'll cock punch somebody if they don't stop playing Tool!
Shutdown! What's this stuff on my hands?
Shutdown! I think I see a news van!
Shutdown! C'mon man, help me clean up :(
You know I'll cock punch somebody if my parents find out!
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Shutdown
Geech Sorensen

Nobody knows just when I’ll come
Swoop in like a raptor to throttle you scum
Make it safe in the city for the public to be
To live without any care or worry

Who do you think gives these letter grades
That hang in the window along with phrase
About health and protection and all that stuff
When it’s nasty, it’s over, I’ve seen enough

I’ll shut you down, shut down
I’ll shut you down, shut down

This place I heard about many times
They had tip top food and never been fined
Dining room seemed alright to me
I entered the kitchen, but couldn’t believe

500 hundred rats scampering about
They’re running the restaurant I had to shout
There’s no way this can go on any more
The filth met the fury that I had in store

You’re shut down, shut down
You’re shut down, shut down

I come visit once a year
Mess with me the pain is real
Payoffs and bribes won’t help you deal
They just want to have their meal

You can’t prepare right before I arrive
I can spot all the grime that you’re trying to hide
There is nothing and nowhere that I’d rather be
Then writing you up for your bullshittery

I’ll shut you down, shut down
I’ll shut you down, shut down
I’ll shut it down, shut down
I’ll Shut it down, shut down
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Re: Shutdown

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Shutdown
see-man-ski

I come with a warning
to no surprise
put myself into the firing line
I'll come out crawling
douse gas on the flames
light up until the whole world feels the same

I feel unwanted
I feel uptight
won't somebody put me out of my misery tonight

I am shutdown
ain't no doubt

I want to crash the party
better hold on tight
as there's freight train running
right on through the night
I want to be the centre of it all
don't tell me what to do
unless your willing to fall

I feel unwanted
I feel uptight
I want somebody to put me out of my misery tonight

I am shutdown
ain't no doubt
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Re: Shutdown

Post by AbCred »

How could it be, I almost lost my patience
With the only pleasure left to me?
How many weeks since I’ve had a conversation?
How many nights I cannot sleep?

They got the city on shutdown
Nobody out in the street
We spend our days in the house
Watching death on TV

And now my life is on lockdown,
Nobody in, no one leaves
I spend my hours alone and
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t getting to me

Fool that I was, thought I could run away from
Something living inside of me
No train of thought, no concentration
Can scale this wall of waking sleep

They got the city on shutdown
Nobody out in the street
We spend our days in the house
Watching death on TV

And now my life is on lockdown,
Nobody in, no one leaves
I spend my hours alone and
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t getting to me
This can only go on for so long
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t getting to me
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