L.J. Scenti

L.J. Scenti

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Lyrics

Van Full of Mourners

Written By: L.J. Scenti

Verse
One cold day driving down Washington Street.
Me and Beeb goin' to Havens, getting something to eat.
Pulled up hard at the swinging stoplight.
Thorugh the window in a tableau was a bone chilling sight.
Across the white line a van slipped from the haze,
The passengers dressed in black their faces vacant and dazed
I squeezed my hands on the wheel, 'cause they started to shake.
That van got inside my head it was too much for me to take.

Chorus
It was a van full of mourners.
Taking two wheel corners.
I guess they're praying for those gonners.
Inside that van full of mourners.

Verse
Like that Flying Dutchman hauting the Cape.
The memory of that van it won't let me escape.
'Cause all those years ago, I was fated to see,
Now I can't stop thinking that van's coming for me.

Chorus
It's a van full full of mourners.
Taking two Wheel corners.
I guess they're praying for those gonners.
Inside that van full of mourners.

Bridge
All they're faces wearing frowns, they're putting someone in the ground.
It's Tony hanging from the rafters, Peeny slumped over the draft beers.
Margo's hauntin' back stage boards, it's Jenkins acting like a corpse.
I don't know, they didn't say, they just peeled out and sped away.

Chorus
(In that) Van full of mourners.
Taking two wheel corners.
I guess they're praying for those goners.
Inside that van full of mourners.

Overrated

Written By: L.J. Scenti

VERSE
You gotta be number one isn’t that what you’re told
It’s the truth you been hearing since you’re two years old
You never want to be number two
‘Cause that would mean that somebody’s one better than you
You got where you are today by pushing others around
And hearing your own voice is your most cherished sound
Now you’re sitting high up in your fancy place
With that smug little smirk on your sagging face

VERSE
You visit pain and fear on your underlings
So they’ll dance your dance when you pull their strings
You’re gloriously rich you think that you’ve got it all
But your head is so big and you’re heart is so small
You live you’re life to win, you don’t care what it takes
If they can’t play the big game, sorry that’s the breaks
But not everyone subscribes to your philosophy
You’re so blinded by your brilliance you could never see that…

CHORUS
Over achievement is overrated
The legend of your greatness won’t can’t be overstated
Over achievement is overrate
Your glasses must be solid gold you’ll never wear gold plated
Over achievement is overrated
You think you’re slim but you’re really emaciated
Over achievement is overrated
And you’ll never know just how much you’re hated

VERSE
Every morning I gear up for more of your abuse
Will I be standing in the spotlight or twisting in your noose
You’re the one that’s always right and I’m always wrong
But the time has come for me to take this bully by the horns
Won’t live another day with pleasing you as my goal
I’ll walk away from you, while I still have my soul
You can keep on toying with your sycophants
I’m fleeing strive town it’s my only chance, because…

CHORUS
Over achievement is overrated
My stock options will never be back-dated
Over achievement is overrated
I’m gonna sleep till the sun’s high over my head
Over achievement is overrated
My SAT scores will never again have to be inflated
Over achievement is overrated
In this day and age, who knows I might even be President

CHORUS
Over achievement is overrated
Oooh, la, la, la, la
Over achievement is overrated
Oooh, la, la, la, la
Over achievement is overrated
Oooh, la, la, la, la
Over achievement is overrated
Oooh, la, la, la, la

CHORUS
Over achievement is overrated
I’m gonna sleep till the sun’s high over my head
Over achievement is overrated
Instead of driving a desk, I’ll be riding my bed
Overachievement is overrated
I’m so done with the useless stuff filling up my head
Overachievement is overrated
On a scale of one to ten, it’s overrated