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People Person

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As much about holding on as it is about letting go, People Person's self titled album explores the anxiety, alienation, and occasional epiphany that will inevitably accompany our search for God, Truth, Justice, and Love. It was written from 2008 to 2010 and recorded in Chris's bedroom during 2012 with a laptop, instruments, and a budget of zero.

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released August 20, 2012

All lyrics (except Seeya), music and production by Chris George

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Chris George is People Person. He lives in Santa Barbara writing and recording music that is, like, profound and meaningful or something.

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Track Name: There's No Resisting the BL
Butterflies don’t make a sound
And they don’t want me around
That might be
Why my stomach growls

To keep me away
From where I’d rather be
By your side, in the light
But I’m not brave
So I’ll hide

Restless nights, I get no sleep
Before our time comes to meet
I’ll fear defeat and declare my retreat

To keep me away
From where I’d rather be
By your side, in the light
But I’m not brave
So I’ll hide
And take another massive hit
Another massive hit to my pride

Each attempt to tear down these blockades
Fails with no option but escape
And I walk away
With my tail between my legs

To keep me away
From where I’d rather be
By your side, in the light
But I’m not brave
So I’ll hide
And take another massive hit
Another massive hit to my pride
Track Name: I'm Not Your Son, You're Not My Father
I held you, I kept you in a hole
Safe from all of the wolves
Inside and away from the cold
And never asked for anything in return
And this is how you repay?
With the nerve to say:

I want out, I want free
Stand on my own two feet
You’re no companion, you're not a friend
You’re a tyrant and this relationship will not mend

Every time you held me, you held me back
You’re to blame for all of the skills that I lack
The wolves, they could have made great pets
While the cold was getting my ears wet
And with disdain is how you reply?
When I have the guts to say goodbye:

I want out, I want free
(That's just a little bit naive)
Stand on my own two feet
(And you're living in a dream)
Tend to my own needs cause you’re no friend
(But I'm the only one you got)
You’re a tyrant and this relationship will not mend
(Yeah, I'm the only one you got)
Track Name: Witch Hunt
As I look in your eyes
I see a fire that’s raging inside
But in an attempt to extinguish those flames
Society will find someone to blame
They’re gonna say it’s Satan himself
That comes out when you open your mouth
When you open your mouth

Just another witch hunt
To rid the world of original thought
That challenges the status quo
And it won’t stop till it’s their line you tow

And they won’t be content
Until every last question is smothered to death
Along with your intent
To share all of those thoughts
Running around in your head
Till you're faced with the awkward situation
To choose between life and salvation
Between life and salvation

Just another witch hunt
To rid the world of original thought
That challenges the status quo
And it won’t stop till it’s their line you tow

Just another witch hunt
To rid the world of original thought
That has turned life into a show
You better give up all the things
You think you know

You think you know
What you think you know
Track Name: Everything (Nothing)
Stole a word from the wise
Took it to heart before I realized
It was all just a dream! Just a dream!
All of the wise men are extinct

Now it’s time to wake! Sunrise! Sunrise!
I force myself to open up my eyes
Take a couple moments to let the light in
You can always go back to sleep when you’re dead

Life is beautiful
So I don’t know why I can’t enjoy it
Life is beautiful
I guess that’s why I can’t enjoy it
When I’m not with you

In all of my best dreams I’m floating in outer space
No cares to bring me down and human race
Is a million miles away
I wonder how they’ll fare without me

I’m told my head is in the clouds
Nobody cares about the things that I care about
And despite these rumors running round
I stand on land
While everyone else
Has their heads buried in the sand

Life is beautiful
So I don’t know why I can’t enjoy it
Life is beautiful
I guess that’s why I can’t enjoy it

When I’m not with you
I sing songs to get me through
The days when I can’t breathe
The nights when I can’t see
What is up and what is down?
What is sky and what is ground?
I need you to reexplain
How everything's not nothing

Cause everything is nothing
Everything is nothing
Everything is nothing
Everything is nothing
When I’m not with you
Track Name: If Only I'd Never Die, Then Maybe I Could Live
You say “young and naive”
Like it’s a bad thing
Describing me and my dreams
As they hang from a string
“When I was your age
Out the door at 18
Took life seriously
And I was on my way”

I guess I should grow up
Go outside and get cut
Blood red trail on the street
Following closely at my feet
I guess I should give up
Go outside and find love
Get married, share my name
For the rest of my days

But I see your face
It’s wrinkled and stained
From all of the work
With no time for play
You’ve got places to be
And people to meet
But no time for the beauty in between

I guess I should grow up
Go outside and get cut
Blood red trail on the street
Following closely at my feet
I guess I should give up
Go outside and find love
Get married, share my name
For the rest of my days

Rinse
Wash
Repeat
Track Name: Monkey Say, Monkey Don't / Groovin' On My Way To Hell
I’m a doctor who kills
Just so long as the patient is unborn
I’m a Christian who won’t turn the other cheek
If you’re bold enough to cross me
You won’t be smiling for weeks
I’m an atheist who has faith in humanity
I’m a pacifist who wants war on the rich
I want to die without sin, but not just yet
As a pornographer with standards
Too stringent to be met
I’m a college student who cares until I get high
What can I do to help
When all my money’s spent on drugs?

I say I’ll do all these things and then
I do them half assed or not at all
Am I a hypocrite?
When everything I say I do the opposite?

I’m tolerant, just not of you,
I’m no racist, but I want to kill “whitey” too
I don’t want to pay taxes, but I want more war
On the Middle East and on the poor
My land is the land of immigrants but we’re full
So go home, we’ve had enough
I call myself a democrat until I lose a vote
Now it seems the majority isn’t always right
After all

I say I’ll do all these things and then
I do them half assed or not at all
Am I a hypocrite?
When everything I say I do the opposite?

Or am I just ignorant?
I don’t think it really matters
God take pity on me
I’m a sorry excuse for a human being
Track Name: Seeya
Do the jobless beg? Did workers strike today?
The hardened steal, ignoring hell to pay
Unrest when cash crop exports slow
Inflation soars because supply is low

Demand is high, above this angry mood
Do you build yachts while others have no food?
Why make things that you don’t use?
Let's rise and sing, "Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"

Economists are turning wheat to lead
While your analysts keep themselves well fed
And your bankers fund gold and silver mines
The mansion building stopped by picket lines

The tower high above this angry mood
Do you kiss ass while others have no food?
Why make things that you don’t use?
Let's rise and sing, "Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"

The pyramid scheme sends your stock up high
So buy your limos, watch the wretched cry
Did everyone withdraw their cash today?
Your banks collapse, now what have you to say?

You loan your loans beneath that angry mood
As butlers bow and others have no food
Why make things that you don’t use?
Let's rise and sing, "Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"

I pay my kids so they can buy from me
Now washing dishes will raise GDP
Do you proclaim a false prosperity?
I own the network news so I decree:

"It's only losers in an angry mood
I pay the opera, I need no more food"
Who gets the things that you don’t use?
Let's rise and sing, "Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"
"Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"
"Resist! Revolt! Refuse!"
Track Name: The Fear We Need To Instill
Acclimate to this sedentary lifestyle
As an new evolutionary ideal
Minute by minute and mile by mile
But it won’t work without

The fear we need to instill
The fear we need to instill
To petrify, immobilize
I'm moving on
I'm moving on

Sit up straight
If you’re going to slouch
We’ll cut you out of the picture
Confiscate all your riches
Kick you to the curb
And not pay for your stitches
You’ll crawl back and demonstrate

The fear that we instilled
The fear that we instilled
To petrify, immobilize
Is this what you call growth?
Cause it surely isn’t progress
Why can’t we have both?
Oh sure you call it nonsense
But miss the point
I’m moving on
I’m moving on

Is this what you call growth?
Cause it isn't progress
So why can't we have both?
Why can't we have both?
Cause I'm afraid I'll die if we don't
Track Name: Howdy Do Dat?
Holidays becoming less pronounced
Fictions to pass the time and make the rounds
Despite the year, there’s no change
Tangled up with the rest
Like the thoughts of a syphilitic's brain

And though you try with all your might
Everything is wrong, nothing is right
Separate the dark from light
Take back your soul, take back your life

Mark your calendars to prepare
And start to pretend that you actually care
Each of us has a cross to bear
But you’ve bitten off more than your fair share

Though you try with all your might
Everything is wrong, nothing is right
Separate the dark from light
Take back your soul, take back your life

You closed your heart so long ago
Turned inside for
A place to hide from the show
But you left behind:

Your friends and family
Your values and beliefs
Everything that you need
While you waited to be "free"

And though you try with all your might
Everything is wrong, nothing is right
Separate the dark from light
Take back your soul, take back your life

So you tried with all your might
Now everything is right, everything is right
(Now everything is, everything is, everything is right)
Separated the dark from light
And took back your soul, took back your life
Track Name: The Hourglass
Eating ice cream in the sun
Trying to finish
Before it melts in my hands
It’s the story of my life
Story of my life
I’m just running out of time

As the sand filters to the bottom
And it all comes to an end

We all complain about out days
Nothing satisfies, nothing shames
It’s the story of our lives
Story of our lives
We’re all running out of time

As gravity pulls you to the earth
To your new home underneath the dirt

Got no one to blame
Except for everybody else
So long as I keep my fingers
Pointed away from myself
And something’s got to change
Something’s got to change
Before we run out of time

And we reflect on all we regret
But won’t repent
Out of respect for out sins

Something’s got to change
About this negativity
Everything was eating away
I was so positively torn between
What I could not explain
And the physical pain
That occurred psychosomatically

Until I met you
Until I met you
Until I met you
Track Name: Condemn Me, Father, For I Know Exactly What I Do
In time you’ll realize
You’ve only got eighty years to live
And you’ve already wasted half
Doing what others have told you to do
It’ll take a couple mistakes
Over the length of a couple decades
To recalcify those bones
So they won’t break
It’s for your own sake
When everyone turns to sticks and stones

One day I’ll find my rightful place
Alongside the others in your trophy case
One day I’ll find my rightful place
Alongside the others

We only live to obey
Our will is to be molded
As if it’s made of clay
A boot stomped impression
In the mud after a rain
People stare at me
They say I need some control
That I lack what most would call a soul
But I’m not sure what they mean
At least I don’t pretend
That mine is made of gold

One day I’ll find my rightful place
Alongside the others in your trophy case
One day I’ll find my rightful place
Alongside the others in your trophy case

What do you think?
That when you die
Peter will stand there
With a frown on his face
“You weren’t a slave
"And for that you must pay
“You’re the kind of person
"We won’t allow through this gate”

“You’re not the kind of person
"We let pass through this gate
“You’re gonna have to spend
"Eternity in pain and misery”

To which I’ll say:

One day I’ll find my rightful place
Alongside the others in your trophy case
But until then I’ll be sitting here
With a smile on my face
And I won’t tempted into fall out of grace
As I compromise all I believe
So that you can turn me into a slave
Into a slave
Into a slave