Art For Artist's Sake

by Sakes Alive!!

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(Enter, Phantom)
And he said:

"For once in my fucking life
I'd just like to say
I don't care, I'm not sorry,
This song's for me

"And anyone in the hall
Who might find a fault
Please, feel free
To get the hell out"


The crowd rose,
As the Phantom fled the stage
Much to their chagrin and shock
Every patron had something to say:

(Enter, Chorus of Critics)
"What gall! What balls! What a twat!"
"Every fool with a song
is so hung up on their art"
"Just let him be"
Until they heard a tune
From the depths of the stage...

(Phantom: echoing through the hall)

"I live with a humble lot
I sing and yell
Cause that's all I've got..."

"Every hall has a phantom just like me
Who's haunted eternally..."

"Haunted by what" they scoffed
As they circled the stage
He continued his echoing thoughts...

"I live with a humble lot
I sing and yell
Cause that's all I've got..."

"Every hall has a phantom just like me
Who's haunted eternally..."

(Chorus of Critics)
"An artist's life is so cliche"
"Makes himself a martyr,
when no one asked anyway"
"Why don't you get a job?
Get a degree?"

(Phantom)
" 'Because what motivates me
Is more important
than any piece of paper could be' "

credits

released December 13, 2010
Recorded and mixed by Sakes Alive!!
in Rochester, NY
Mastered by Bill Henderson at
Azimuth Mastering

Chris Vandeviver - Vocals, guitars, bass
Michael Lasaponara - Drums
Kevin Mahoney - Piano

Additional performances (Chorus of Critics):

Chris Pogue (from These Eyes)
Ben Kotin (from Such Gold)

Last lyrical lines pays homage to:
Refused - Summer Holiday vs Punk Routine

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Sakes Alive!! is a punk rock band from Rochester, NY.

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