Fighting the Good Fight EP

by Classy San Diego

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1.
When I was once very young 
the air seemed so clean in my lungs.
 Black and white was the name of the game,
 Until my age took its aim. 
You think your plans will never change,
 But everything is now out of place.
 The world has become so strange. 
Everybody is crowding up your space. I need someone to tell me 
When everything went straight to hell.

 Where did you go, the world I heard about
 So many years ago? 
Or was it just another lie?
 How would I ever know?
 The world is not how they say it is at all.

 I'm surprised by what I had found,
 nothing like the story that's around. 
Everyone else has their feet on the ground.
 Fairytale world has come unwound.
 Cold as Ice, dog eat dog
 All in all you're just another cog. 
Dreams and hopes get me through the day, 
But reality is forcing me to pay. 
I need someone to tell me
 When everything went straight to hell.

 Where did you go, the world I heard about
 So many years ago?
 Or was it just another lie?
 How would I ever know? 
The world is not how they say it is at all. 

I need someone to tell me When everything went to hell. 

Where did you go, the world I heard about
 So many years ago?
 Or was it just another lie?
 How would I ever know?
 The world is not how they say it is at all.
2.
Sitting at my desk and I'm staring at the computer screen 
Checking on the phone to see if it will ever ring. 
I've taken the garbage out at least three times today
 Won't somebody please call me cuz I'm bored in every way

 Nobody wants to talk to me And I don’t want to anyway But just for now I guess I’ll have to say

There's nothing to do
So I'm stuck thinking about you
Party time will come someday
But for now I'll have to say I'm bored.

I'm sure there's a party goin' down while I am here
Someone's getting laid and I just have a beer.
There's laughter in the distance but I'm so far away
Won't somebody please call me, cuz I don't want to stay

Nobody wants to talk to me
I didn't want to anyway
But just for now I guess
I will have to say

There's nothing to do
So I'm stuck thinking about you
Party time will come someday
But for now I'll have to say I'm bored.

Well the night's come to an end
and now I'm off to bed
But how can I get to sleep 
with all these thoughts inside my head

Maybe it was the 4 hour nap 
I took to past the time
Tomorrow might be different
But for now I guess I'm fine
 Nobody wants to talk to me
I didn't want to anyway
But just for now I guess
I will have to say 
There's nothing to do
So I'm stuck thinking about you
Party time will come someday
But for now I'll have to say I'm bored.
3.
Sometimes the truth can radiate 
An ongoing debate
 But will we seal our fate
 By seeing through the shade 
If faith is for the weak 
Then he’s on an evil streak 
And stronger than a song
 Our questions are forgone
 Addressing your concerns
 And eating all you learn
 Sending out the sounds
 Our trouble all around
 Trapped underground 
And fearing for the worst 
All angles have found 
The thirsty leave the thirst

 You’ll find in time there’s a bridge
 Between traffic and the ratings 
All of the lines, they seem to abide 
But they’re wrapped around a mound 
Chase reality and you’re finally gonna see
 That the one you made isn’t free 
Wrapped up in sound
 And dancing for clowns 
Cuz we’re laughing all the way

 The truth is first one on the scene 
And we all know just what it means
 You’ll see it every other day 
If you don’t look the other way
 It’s like a whisper in the wind 
You tell from strangers to your friends
 Until the hungriest of all 
Eats through to make the others fall 
Wrapped up in sound
 And dancing for clowns
 You made the choice for me
 But I would like a refund please 
For all our crimes
They are not seen 
Unless they’re obscene
The distance being 

The suffering is for the machine 
If we just let it do what it please 
Cuz it’s laughing in our face All above town and dancing for clowns
 Independent thought can always starve them out 
Whoa yeah cuz their laughing in our face
 Whoa yeah cuz we’re fighting all the way.
4.
Shark Bite 03:21
It’s all a catastrophe
 People keep screaming at me 
That old radio keeps blaring paparazzi

 What you think you know is wrong
 Still you play those stupid songs 
You think your high and mighty like big old King Kong 

It is always haunting you it is always taunting you 
You don’t really care even though you know it is always hunting you and it is always taunting you
 You don’t really care but it’s time you know 

Brag and say that you are it
 Think I really give a shit
 You do nothing while they push us to the limit

 You just want a little more Well come one now you gossip whore Make those little kiddies beg for more.

 We all think it’s such a waste When you put on your new face You need to be set back in your place 

It’s all a catastrophe 
People still screaming at me
 That old radio keeps playing paparazzi 

It is always haunting you and it is always taunting you
 You don’t really care even though you know 
it is always hunting you and it is always taunting you
 You don’t really care but it’s time you know

 Shark bite! 
It gonna hit you like 
 Shark bite!
 There’s no escaping the
 Shark bite!
 Don’t even try to run
 Shark bite! 
How long can you breathe
 Shark bite! 
It gonna hit you like 
Shark bite!
 There’s no escaping the
 Shark bite! 
Don’t even try to run
 Shark bite!
 How long can you breathe 

Brag and say that you are it
 Think I really give a shit 
You do nothing while they push us to the limit 

You just want a little more Well get it now you gossip whore Make those little kiddies beg for more. 
We all think it’s such a waste When you put on your new face You need to be set back in your place 

It’s all a catastrophe 
People still screaming at me 
That old radio still blaring paparazzi

 It is always taunting you and it is always haunting you 
You don’t really care even though you know
 Cause it is always hunting you and it is always wanting you
 You don’t really care but it’s time you know 

Shark bite!
 It gonna hit you like 
 Shark bite!
 There’s no escaping the 
Shark bite!
 Don’t even try to run
 Shark bite!
 How long can you breathe 
Shark bite! 
It gonna hit you like 
 Shark bite! 
There’s no escaping the 
Shark bite!
 Don’t even try to run 
Shark bite!
 How long can you breathe

5.
Drunk Tank 02:31
Yeah we can do body shots Or have separate Shiner Bocs Hell, I’ll get you any beer If you’ll get over here And dance with me (AND SKANK THE NIGHT AWAY!) And there’s a boy in the band Who’s been staring at my tits And there’s your boy in the back On some other girls lips And I gotta say, HEY I like the way you move (OH, SO SMOOTH) You’re lips are so sweet And if they’re as good as your feet I’d let them walk all over me anytime. I know this is cold, but my beer’s nice and cold Won’t you dance with only me this time? Here comes the boy from the bar Who’s been looking at me And there’s the cops at the door Asking for your ID And I gotta say, HEY
It’s time to make a move (OUT THE BACK DOOR!) You’re lips are so sweet And if they’re as good as your feet I’d let them walk all over me anytime. I know this sounds weird, AH! I just spilt my beer Oh here come the cops to get me! And damn! I almost had it planned out. Damn! My plans nearly panned out. We’re in the back of the squad car I know this won’t go far But darling, I gotta say… That DAMN! I almost fell through. And DAMN! I’m sitting here beside you In an orange jumpsuit.
6.
My father and his father always lived underground
 And they wanted me to do the same.
 But always doing what you're told and never rebelling
 Can drive someone insane.
 So I’ll just smile and nod without batting an eye 
And say I'll keep the tradition. 
I wonder what’s waiting out there for me, 
I’m so tired of this condition .

Everybody says I should stay out of sight. 
There's never any drama when I'm out of mind
 The impression that I get is if I take up flight
 I'll leave so much behind.

 From a classy New York to a classy San Diego,
 I was rolling around in the underground.
 One day I got curious and poked my head out
 I couldn't believe what I'd found.
 So many people with different tastes  
I wanted to be part of the scene 
But nothing could prepare me for what happened next 
It was something out of a dream. 

Somebody came up to me and said "I dig your style, 
Would you like to make a million bucks?"
 "I'll show you to the public and they'll love every minute
 As you tell them that everything sucks." 

So I'll live my life
 With no regrets.
 Take a chance and never look back again. 
If you're afraid of failure
 Then don't forget,
 That is why you fail And the window of opportunity passes you by. 
At first, it sounded sweet so I said "We have a deal" 
And I signed above the dotted line.
 But 15 minutes goes so fast they want something new,
 Now ya don't cut even every time. 
I'd like to say don't let the bastards grind you down,
 but eventually it takes its toll. 
So there's one thing left to do and I should do it soon 
before I lose my soul. 

I'm going underground, I’m going back to my roots. 
I know I've got nothing to lose.
 The impression that I get is I'll be welcomed back, 
I hope they don't refuse. 

So I'll live my life
 With no regrets.
 Take a chance and never look back again. 
If you're afraid of failure 
Then don't forget,
 That is why you fail And the window of opportunity passes you by.

7.
It was a date with destiny 
Your profile said you’re 5 foot 3 
When you first sent that pic 
I knew that you were the one for me

 Our hearts are in e-harmony
 Your chatting is so filling with glee
 When you first LOLed 
I fell in love with you 

Twitter me your love 
Our cyber romance is like a drug 
I wish I could caress your smiley face
 You text so fast I can't keep up the pace 
And your emoticons turn me on 
That is why I'm emailing you this song!

 Our hearts are in e-harmony 
Your chatting is so filling with glee
 When you first LOLed 
I fell in love with you 

For a moment I almost thought that you were here 
Whisper in my ear that you're in love (love) 
All the buddies on my list 
Well they've been getting pretty pissed 
That I’m spending all my time with you 
I think that we should meet 
right here on the street
 So everyone can see our love
 Yeah they’ll see our love 

Twitter me your love
 Our cyber romance is like a drug 
I wish I could caress your smiley face
 You text so fast I’ll never keep up the pace
 And your emoticons turn me on 
That is why I'm emailing you this song 
Twitter me your love!

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Classy San Diego's first EP. Free for you now

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released November 23, 2010

Andy Benton- Guitar
Valerie Coerver- Bass
Mary Sumner- Vocals
Steve Jessup- Trombone
Josh Honel- Trumpet
Houston Smith- Saxophone
Blake Edlund- Drums
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andy Benton
Cover and layout design by Grant Vinson

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Classy San Diego Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Classy San Diego is a ska band from OKC that is quickly making a name as an energetic act that knows how to get a crowd moving. CSD has played with some of the biggest names in punk and ska. They released their first EP “Fighting the Good Fight” in 2010 and are playing shows and generating buzz in the local scene while writing and recording their first full-length album for a 2013 release. ... more

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