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An Iffy Character

from Ink by Teenage Octopus

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lyrics

I was just blowing off some steam
But the ends will justify the means
Things are gonna change in this town and you’ll have me to blame

I’m the one who will change the status quo
You need to know that life is just a joke
If you can’t already tell by the smile on my face

I was just getting ahead of the curve
People like me never get what we deserve
By the time you catch up to me, nothing will ever be the same

If you had that switchblade in your mouth
Then you would see what I’ve been preaching about
Soon you’ll run away from my name up in lights

Lickin’ my lips
‘Cause I’m gonna tear this town apart
I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark
Bustin’ my chops
‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art
No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart

I was just waiting for my turn
‘Cause men like me want to watch the world burn
Soon all of my friends will be face-down on the floor

If you had these rings around your eyes
The way that I am wouldn’t be such a surprise
Who needs a mask when you sport a face such as this?

No matches in the bank
Though I applaud you for your rank
The blanks in your files remain unfilled
Chomp down on silver spoons
‘Cause those days are ending soon
How many men like you have I killed?

Lickin’ my lips
‘Cause I’m gonna tear this town apart
I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark
Bustin’ my chops
‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art
No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart

Lickin’ my lips
‘Cause I’m gonna tear this apart
I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark
Bustin’ my chops
‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art
No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart

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from Ink, track released July 11, 2011
Written by Bobby Lewis
Produced by Teenage Octopus
Mixed by Bobby Lewis

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Teenage Octopus Ann Arbor, Michigan

After lead guitarist Bobby Lewis formed Teenage Octopus in 2009, the band wasted no time hitting the Ann Arbor music scene with their fresh, unique sound. Influenced by alternative-rock bands such as Radiohead, Wilco and Spoon as well as jam-band pioneers Phish, the four-piece from University of Michigan's goal is to intertwine smart melodies and explorative jams. ... more

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