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Jim Loftus: MP3 Samples

This Cycle

(Jim Loftus)
Jim Loftus

This is the last song recorded for "THE FAME GAME" sessions because it was written last, and all the studio musicians I had used had already recorded their parts for the 13 other songs. So I used my Kawai synth keyboard to do the bass and drum parts and piano, and had Scott Bradoka overdub some great guitar chords and percussive accents. It turned out really well and stands out as a very different track on the CD that addresses what many folks in our society are going through--crazy daily manic stress.

                                           THIS CYCLE

CHORUS:

I can't remember the last time I cried, can you?

 

I go to the post office go to the bank

And I go to Sunoco and fill up the tank

And I pick up the paper and check on my mail

Everyday it's the same routine done without fail

It's an unending cycle of day to day chores

As I'm standing in line at the grocery stores

Or I'm waiting to fill the prescription I need

For the stress that is causing my ulcer to bleed

Oh I wonder how long it will be 'til I'm freed

From this cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

 

I check all the messages left on my cellular

When I got yours I could instantly tell you were

Stuck in a traffic jam pulling your hair out

Your voice and your patience were starting to wear out

So I call you back and I tell you don't panic

Coz my day has also been equally manic

My partner and I they decided to fire us

They blamed us for starting a computer virus

I tell you my friend I am getting real tired of this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

 

The school and the real estate taxes are due

The car registrations are up for renewal

And just when I thought I was getting a refund

The IRS calls and says "please do not be stunned"

"We're auditing you it's a common procedure"

"You owe us back taxes but you can go plead your case

Straight to the judge and a jury of peers

You'll be out on parole in a couple of years"

Can't you see how my life is caught up in the gears

Of this cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

c2000 Loftusongs