Sam Bisbee

Sam Bisbee

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Sam Bisbee's new album "Son of a Math Teacher" will be released in march of 2008 on Le Grand Magistery. Songs from the new album have already been on numerous TV shows, including "Damages" and "Windfall" and tracks have been used in ads for General Motors, Cingular among others.

Biography

Sam Bisbee's new album "Son of a Math Teacher" will be released in march of 2008 on Le Grand Magistery.

Lyrics

You Are Here

Written By: Sam Bisbee

you are here

somewhere a man sits alone in his car, propped up on concrete blocks in the back of his yard. it doesn't drive but it's got a fresh battery and the radio works it's on 102.3. the female d.j. is introducing a track she's saying: "this one goes out to the long commute back." and then the song starts. she turns off her microphone and she says to herself "is anybody listening?"

i am here. you are here. we are here. they are
here. everyone is everywhere. noone is nowhere.
we are all somewhere. there is no out there.
you are here.

across the street there's a little girl, face pressed against the window staring out at the world. she sees an airplane way up in the air. she thinks "that's so small it'd get caught in my hair." just then the stewardess on the plane says: "everybody feel free to lower your trays." and the captain starts to move about the cabin

i am here. you are here. we are here. they are
here. everyone is everywhere. noone is nowhere.
we are all somewhere. there is no out there.
you are here.

i like to count the people across the street in their apartments watching their T.V.'s. sometimes the screens are all exactly the same we're all staring at the same thing 10 feet away.

i am here. you are here. we are here. they are
here. everyone is everywhere. noone is nowhere.
we are all somewhere. there is no out there.
you are here.

Hurricane

Written By: Sam Bisbee

oh what a waste of a hurricane
take a look at this place it's just a little wind and rain.
no hail-stones. no sunken homes.
no wall of mud. no thousand year flood.

oh what a waste of an apocalypse.
take a look at your face you thought there'd be more than this.
no voice of god. no ball of flame.
all we've got is still the same.

and i can't believe that we won't be here
to see the sun explode in the sky
way up high
it was worth a try.

oh what a waste of an american dream.
we're going straight up into space with plasticene.
no fife and drum. no kingdom come.
no world to run. no war to be won.

i can't believe that we won't be
here to see the sun explode in the sky,
way up high.
it was worth a try.

oh what a waste of a last refrain.
we can't replace our own remains.
oh what a waste
of a hurricane
of a hurricane

Miracle Car

Written By: Sam Bisbee

you corner like a miracle car
everywhere i look you are
above the earth below the stars
i’d call this love if i could see that far.
wrapped up in your plastic suit.
dancing in your rubber boots.
don’t you know you can pollute me?
pollute me.

you spin me like a merry go round.
always up. always down.
deafening silence. deafening sound.
100 percent. pound for pound.
sheets of solid green velour.
mirrored ceiling. mirrored floor.
don’t you know i’ve been waiting for you
to pollute me?

you’re a slasher film you terrify.
you’re a love story; you death-defy.
you’re a shoot-em-up; you’re a cold drive-by.
you’re a tragedy, laugh till i cry.
sensaround porno queen.
high definition poetry.
and i only want to screen you.
pollute me.

Inferno

Written By: Sam Bisbee

you are inferno you are on fire
your smoke and your flames climb higher
you light up the sky you set the world blazing
you're the heat that all of us are chasing
if i told you i could put you out i'd be a liar
all i can do is throw myself into you
you make me a liar
you make me a lie

and you are a storm way out on the ocean
50 foot waves rise up in slow motion
in the middle of the day you paint the whole world black
even the air around you is under attack
watching you safe out here in the open
all i can do is steer straight into you
you make me a liar
you make me a lie

you are an angel you are in the sky
you light the world up when you open your eyes
when you breathe you make the warm wind blow
when your tears fall the flowers grow
nobody can reach you but i'm gonna try
all i can do is jump straight up to you
ooooh, you make me a liar
yeah you make me a liar

Discography

SON OF A MATH TEACHER (2008)
OXYGEN (2006)
HIGH (2004)
LIVE AT ARLENE GROCERY (2003)
VEHICLE (2001)
SNACKS (1996)