Sitcom​/​Take It and Run

by Defuser

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released June 25, 2016

Vocals/Keys: Kate Malanaphy
Saxophone: Griffin Thiel
Guitar: Owen Bacskai
Bass: Niko Hasapopoulos
Drums: Alex Norman

Recorded and Mixed by Riley Kragness



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Defuser Saint Paul, Minnesota

Defuser is a five-piece ska band from St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Track Name: Sitcom
Turn up the radio
I need to shout a little something just to make you go away
Out of my head it hurts
You light my fire but I’ve already been burned
Took a shot, laid it on the line
And now I’m in the dirt telling myself I’ll be fine
So crank up that fighting sound
I’ve got a lot to purge, got some anger to be drowned

My city is burning down
You lit it up to watch it as it melted to the ground
There’s a snake under your disguise
You’ve got the good guy charm but the apathetic eyes
I can’t take your broadcast act
You’re like a sitcom story line falling off the track
I don’t need your temptation
Music gets me through, yeah the sound’s my salvation.

I’ve got it pounding in my stereo
Ready set here we go
Turn the channel, grab the handle
Can’t take it anymore
‘Cause it’s a ugly and a bloody world
I can’t face it but I gotta know
Are you ready for rocksteady
Revolution is on the air!

To get away I hit the streets
I see you in the pavement, in the metal and concrete
Rebel rebel, you were born to run
An emancipated spirit aimed and loaded like a gun
Streets pass by the train
Strummer narrates the righteous anger and the pain
People shuffle through a broken world
With beauty in its cracks and horror in its gold


I don’t know what I need to find
The answer to a question with an idea too sublime
For me to ever know
So I hit play and I just let myself go
‘Cause music is more than sound
It’s a fuel, it’s a message, yeah it’s something more profound
It defines who I am
And when I get lost I just put it on again

Track Name: Take It and Run
He’s got a gun, he’s got a knife
The Devil’s gonna lead him to the light
‘Cause mom wasn’t there, dad didn’t care
The world chose his fate, tell me is it fair
When it’s chasing us in circles
Just like predator and prey
Well if they won’t give me any voice
Then what’s there left to say?

She’s got a love, she’s got a life
Their hopes and dreams are gonna lead her to the light
But when they burn, she’s gotta fly
She know’s where she’s going but she doesn’t know why
With a life that’s like a guessing game
And a fate paved in concrete
Even when we’re stuck to hopes and dreams
Are we ever free?

What’cha gonna do
When they’re coming after you
And the night’s always hunting the sun
What’cha gonna say
When they take your voice away
When the bullet’s in the gun
You better take it and run

He needs to go, he needs to breathe
To run away, feel the pavement on his feet
He’s giving in, the inevitable won’t wait
Tonight's the night that he seals his fate
Well it’s coming up again now
Just like smoke out of a gun
But if he can’t control what he can’t know
How far can he run?


Tear in her eye, tear in her heart
She rides the bus to keep from falling all apart
She needs a pulse, to feel alive
When he pulls the gun she sees death in his eyes
Now he doesn’t want no trouble
He just needs it to survive
But when he pulls the trigger
Well, fate takes him alive