Up and Running

by Matti Jasu

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1.
Swimming 03:36
Walking down the pavement Pine needles in my shoes I got no time for the blues A breeze from the air-vent A revolving door makes a sound What goes around comes around Do you know the water you're swimming in? Have you got any prospects? Do you read the morning news every day? A sound from the boom box knocks the socks off your feet out the window to the street A suitcase full of space rocks I look up the sky and see a drone Someone calls me on the phone Do you know the water you're swimming in? Have you got any prospects? Do you read the morning news every day?
2.
Driving between the stone walls I got my hands at 10 and 2 You put your feet up on the dash and shoot the view Budget sunglasses, salt and pepper chips peanuts and free time This old machine can turn on a dime Do do do do Good times Hook me up with some french fries Do do do do Good times Nothing but top gun high fives Showers of rain and then some My old shoes are losing this fight The windows of the houses are shining with golden light Summer dreams in my head and there's a new song going around The Baskerville hound and his girlfriend hit the town Do do do do Good times Hook me up with some french fries Do do do do Good times Nothing but top gun high fives I hear a blackbird singing The green tulip trees are swinging The flowers bloom and I'm with you I hear a blackbird singing The green tulip trees are swinging The flowers bloom and I'm with you
3.
A Love Story 03:43
Strolling at the crowded mall Ticking off life goals Sitting in a noodle bar like a fish in a bowl How are you? How's your life? Well you know, I really can't complain It's good, it's fine, it's ok Same old and more of the same He still kind of sort of loves her In a way They pretend to be strangers to get back to the start And everything works like a charm She plays her role by heart She moves to another town Finds a place she can call her own She's living in the fast lane with a dog and a garden gnome She still kind of sort of loves him In a way He still kind of sort of loves her In a way
4.
Jungle War 04:08
I'm feeding the meter It eats and eats but it seems I will never have enough time There's someone on the rooftop I hear a sound and I see a flare from the corner of my eye I got to get out of here At jungle war with the king-size gorilla There's no way to chicken out of this Don't fall into the dark waters Keep a cool head Remember it’s only showbiz A sea of the snake oil salesmen Talking trash to anyone who opens the door A stampede in the chain store Broken bones and a pair of glasses crushed on the floor Monkey see monkey do At jungle war with the king-size gorilla There's no way to chicken out of this Don't fall into the dark waters Keep a cool head and you will catch your big fish
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I got the mid-morning numbness and a dizzy brain A squeaky donut and a shirt with a coffee stain And the soul-sucking painting on the wall keeps staring at me when I make a call A message from the sinking ship I'm going to paint myself in the corner That's the only way for me to stop I hear the countdown clock ticking faster I'm in the money pit and can't climb up A car in the garage and one in the pool I'm the talk of town in my neighborhood Some busy-bodies are watching me I'm going to paint myself in the corner That's the only way for me to stop I hear the countdown clock ticking faster I'm in the money pit and can't climb up
7.
Bicycle Boy 05:12
You're wearing your big boy pants You're wearing your game changer vest But you can't get the picture No matter how you adjust your set You crashed into a mail truck and flew over the handlebar Did you land on your head? Do you know who you are? Bicycle boy has joined a new cult Bicycle boy rides in the rain And every drop feels like an insult Bicycle boy don't go insane Hissy fits and bad days While looking for peace of mind Are you on the right lane or are you just wasting time? Bicycle boy has joined a new cult Bicycle boy rides in the rain And every drop feels like an insult Bicycle boy don't go insane
8.
How the hell did we get to this point? This ghost train is going too fast There's another Scrooge in the lead Let's see how long he will last The sea level is up to our knees It rains all the time and the ice keeps melting down I got to go to the drugstore We need more Sunblock 5000 We'll get what we paid for We need more Sunblock 5000 The canned food is on the top shelf There's some talking heads on TV If the gamma radiation gets in the meter should beep A holiday on a plastic island The chemical mist is rolling in from the sea I got to go to the drugstore We need more Sunblock 5000 We'll get what we paid for We need more Sunblock 5000 I got to go to the drugstore We need more Sunblock 5000 We'll get what we paid for We need more Sunblock 5000 I got to go to the drugstore We need more Sunblock 5000 We'll get what we paid for We need more Sunblock 5000 I got to go to the drugstore We need more Sunblock 2000000 We'll get what we paid for We need more Sunblock 2000000
9.
Long Goodbye 02:51
A flashback summer The school days are over at last I phone the newcomer You better get down here fast Last time around in the ghost town We're leaving Hey you four-eyes keep watching the skies This summer is just a long goodbye The phone rang twice There were some weird lights on the lake No-one knows what happened Now there's just a warning tape Last time around let's shut it down We're leaving Hey you four-eyes keep watching the skies This summer is just a long goodbye Will I ever see you again? I don't know I don't know if I should hold on or just let go Will I ever see you again? I don't know I don't know if I should hold on or just let go Last time around Let's shut it down We're leaving Hey you four-eyes keep watching the skies Keep dreaming Last time around Let's shut it down We're leaving Hey you four-eyes keep watching the skies This summer is just a long goodbye
10.
I can't breathe the air is thin A ghost runs around It's the Phantom Finn My dog is a union kingpin The bones change hands in the parking lot of a motor inn Sunday scaries I got what it takes Poltergeist body slamming and haunted cornflakes I play a mean piano and a weird guitar I feel my head is spinning like the wheels of my car The life vest is under my seat The cabin crew hears my heartbeat It feels like we've traveled a light year I wonder how can the pilot see anything up here Sunday scaries...

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The fourth album.

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released July 14, 2020

All songs written by Matti Jasu
Produced by Matti Jasu and Appu Jasu
Mixed and mastered by Appu Jasu
Recorded by Matti Jasu

Matti Jasu: vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, harmonica, banjo, synth bass, programming, effects, percussion
Markus Jalonen: bass (tracks 1-9)

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