.​.​.​And So It Goes

by the Big Friendly Corporation

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about

After a couple of years of playing shows and writing new material, the Big Friendly Corporation ran into a little snag: the departure of bass player Rick Miller.

Enter longtime friend of the band and Skorchamenza guitarist/lead singer Timothy Styles. Styles was the manager of the BFC during the recording of their first album, "Building Better Machines To Replace Us All," and when asked to fill in as bass player permanently, he gladly accepted.

Now, with Styles in place, the BFC had five singer/song-writer/multi-instrumentalists and began immediately on what would become the BFC's second album. At the request of Styles, the band hired Black Camaro's Brian Garth to produce and the recording took place at the legendary 910 Studio.

The resulting effort was "...And So It Goes," a lush melodic album with thirteen new songs that showcase the Big Friendly Corporation's amazing vocal harmonies, original instrument arrangements, and lyrical satire like no other. Where-as the first album was an indie rock romp through the seedy divebars of Sin City, the new album is a sophisticated show of musical evolution that is more universal than centralized. The instruments are played better. The songs are sang clearer. The production level is radio-ready. The maturity level shows. The Big Friendly Corporation have recorded a great album. Hopefully, the next one is just as good...

credits

released 08 January 2010
The Big Friendly Corporation are:
Jeff Ford-guitar, twelve-string, lap steel, acoustic, bass, and vocals
Mike McDonald-drums, percussion, Farfisa, and vocals
Melissa Marth-Fender Rhodes, Prodigy, Opus, Farfisa, Omnichord, and vocals
Ryan Marth-guitar, acoustic, glockenspiel, and vocals
Timothy Styles-bass, baritone guitar, theremin, and vocals

Guest performances by:
Tommy Marth-baritone and tenor saxophone
James Montalbano-cello
Maryam Haddad-violin
Brian Garth-handclaps and vocals
Andrew Karasa-handclaps and vocals

Music and lyrics by:
#2, 5, and 8 by Jeff Ford
#11 by Melissa Marth
#1, 4, 7, 12, and 13 by Ryan Marth
#3, 6, 9, and 10 by Melissa & Ryan Marth

Orchestration by Ryan Marth
Produced by the BFC and Brian Garth
Mixed by Brian Garth
Mastered by Michael Lavin
Recorded at the Nine Ten Studio-Las Vegas, NV
Mastered at Gung-Ho-Eugene, OR
Album art and layout by Brian Henry
Photography by Danny Mollohan

The BFC wish to thank:
The Pinball Hall of Fame, Jobin, the church of Poseidontology, Tony Clifton, Bob, all the ladies in the world, baby Jesus, Mr. Pink, Heineken, Groucho Marx, fun size Snickers bars, Khalil Gibran, beef jerky, Gena B Fogarty, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Emo, unicorns, all of our friends and family, and YOU!!!

All songs copyright 2010 The Big Friendly Corporation
To contact the BFC, email: thebigfriendlycorporation@hotmail.com

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Track Name: Worth the Waste
If you're lonely we
Could be lonely together
Lately I've been lonely, too
And if you're feeling sad
Let's both be sad together
Lately I've been feeling blue

And if you want to die
Then let's both die together
I'd go anywhere with you
And if you miss someone
I know just what that's like
I've been missing someone, too

And if you change your mind
There's no need to defend
A bad decision made in haste
If you're just wasting time
Then waste some time with me
And I promise I'll be worth the waste

If you want to be alone
Let's be alone together
Persistance makes me crazy, too
And if you're feeling bored
Let's both be bored together
I just hope I'm not boring you

And if you change your mind
There's no need to defend
A bad decision made in haste
If you're just wasting time
Then waste some time with me
And I promise I'll be worth the waste
Track Name: Backyard Glory
Remember when we used to play
By the stadium
Remember when we used to say
I hope it never ends

I go out every Friday night
And I'd try to pimp some beer
Everyone was feeling tight
You know they never had no fear

It was Backyard glory
You never know just what the story is
Backyard glory
Too bad we'll never be kids again

Remember when we used to roll
Up to Hollywood
Remember when we duck and strolled
Don't want to let it end

I'd go out every Saturday
And I'd never be alone
Bad guys new me and they left me alone
You know I never had to know

It was Backyard glory
You never know just what the story is
Backyard glory
Too bad we'll never be kids again
Track Name: Days Like These
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da ah ah

Skipping to the old malt shop together hand in hand
Later there's a sock hop and they've got a rockin' band
Hey pal could you give me two straws in that chocolate coke?
We could do the jitterbug or sit and share a joke

Were there ever really days like these?
Records still sound better than CD's

And we sing

Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da ah ah

I will pin my best gal at the dance on Friday night
We could do the twist, the mashed potato, out of sight!
And you sure look great in that poodle skirt, I think you're swell
I like you, you do the swim and hand jive really well

Black and white was better on TV
I once loved a girl, she once loved me

And we sing

Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da ah ah

Things were so much better long ago
We were not alive then, we should know

And we sing

Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la di da ah ah
Track Name: Back in the Asylum (Thinking of You)
I don’t know anything anymore
I don’t care. Life is such a bore
I don’t have answers for anyone
I don’t care. I just feel ignored

Well I never got a moment’s rest until I lost my mind
But one good thing is at least I’ve got a little bit of time
Wishing I was just outside your window howling at the moon
To wait and think and dream of you

I should be out of here, anywhere
I don’t care. I should be with you
I’m getting out of here anyways
I don’t care. I’ll be with you soon

Well they locked me up inside this cage but you are still my light
What I miss the most is watching you across the street at night
I still can’t believe they locked me up for how much I love you
It seems too crazy to be true

Well I never got a moment’s rest until I lost my mind
But one good thing is at least I’ve got a little bit of time
Wishing I was just outside your window howling at the moon
To wait and think and dream of you
Track Name: Heaven's on your Side
You got your shit straight
Don't want to make me wait
I'm gonna get down
Down to the ground

Westside was my pride
Eastside's where I hide
Pick sides. End times
And still you realize the world is down on you

Heaven's on your side now
Makes no sense anyway
Season's ever changing
And how long till the golden dawn

I wanna get back
Just like a heart attack
I'm gonna let you know
Don't want to let it go

Westside was my pride
Eastside was where I'd hide
Pick sides. end times
And still you realize the world is down on you

Heaven's on your side now
Makes no sense anyway
Season's ever changing
And how long till the golden dawn
Track Name: Everybody Was Invited to the Party (But Me)
Give Christine my Gucci handbag
She was always a good friend
Give April my Tiffany necklace
Cuz' I loved her 'till the end
Give Justine my Jimmy Choo heels
We wear exactly the same size
Give Maureen nothing and tell her
I know all about her lies

Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party but me

I thought about Daddy's car
But I don't want it to overheat
I thought about booze and pills
But I'm not one to over-eat
I thought about razors
I don't think I'd have the stomach for that
So before I go, could someone tell me,
Does this noose make me look fat?

Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party
Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party but me
Everybody was invited to the party but me

So tell Daddy not to worry about that Benz for my birthday
Tell Brent I know about him and Moo-rine, I think they're gay!
Track Name: I Don't Want to be Rich
Your factories had a tendency
To kill everyone working inside
You would settle out of court inexpensively
Long after everyone died

You built an empire on greed and malice
Corruption and murderous lies
Now your next of kin count up your estate
Feigning care as they say their goodbyes
But so I don’t seem insensitive or malicious
I want you to know
I’ve always thought it a crying shame
You can’t take it with you when you go

Well, I’ve always thought wealth appropriate payment for lessons you refuse to learn
And I can’t see why any saint should mind if you’re still filthy rich when you burn

I think it funny for all your money
You can’t lengthen one of your days
The most expensive machines and medicines
Only leave you in a haze
But so I don’t seem insensitive or malicious
I want you to know
I’ve always thought it a crying shame
You can’t take it with you when you go

Well, I’ve always thought wealth appropriate payment for lessons you refuse to learn
And I can’t see why any saint should mind if you’re still filthy rich when you burn
I don’t want to be rich
The damned will all be able to see that you were once a person of worth
And they’ll recognize you as one of the bastards who caused most of their pain on Earth

I don’t want to be rich
Track Name: Everyday I Wander
Everyday that I wander
Who is love breaks my all
And you know I still love you
Who is love break my heart

Everyday

Did you say what's the weather
Who is love make me cry
And you know in the hard love
Where's the waiter make me wise

Everyday

Someday soon I know when you will not walk away
Until then you will see your love is not for me

Everyday

Do you know how I feel dear?
Who is love or my fear
Did you say I don't have to
What's the weight of? Now you're strong

Everyday

Someday soon I know when you will not walk away
Until then you will see your love is not for me
Track Name: Aim for the Head
Babies drown
In buckets of water every day
Toys with tiny plastic parts
Aren’t safe for little children’s play
Plastic bags are gonna choke
All your household pets
And a robbery
Is what every unlocked door and window gets

Did you see the news last night? I’m telling you
I’ve no idea what this world is coming to
They told the story of a very sick and twisted man
He raped an old lady and dumped her body in a garbage can

So get a gun ‘cause everyone is coming for you
Learn to shoot straight and aim for their heads
Dead men don’t sue

We’ve driven too far
Now I don’t know where we are
I’m scared that big man in the bowtie
Is going to jack our car

Beware of your computer
And all your Facebook friends
All those hot chicks you’ve been chatting up
Are really older men
There’s melamine in everything
China makes today
And foreign toys will put your children
All in comas anyway

Did you see the news last night? I’m telling you
I’ve no idea what our country is going to do
Terrorists are everywhere with bombs inside your shoes
Knives made out of nail files and IEDs in their shampoos

So get a gun ‘cause everyone is coming for you
Learn to shoot straight and aim for their heads
Dead men don’t sue

Wherever you are
Danger’s never too far
I’m scared there’s a razor blade
In my fun size SNICKERS® Bar

Get a gun ‘cause everyone is coming for you
Learn to shoot straight and aim for their heads
Dead men don’t sue
Track Name: Who turned the light on?
This town was a busy place
With more jobs than office space
And right off of Fourth and Main
A nationwide finance chain
The logo still gleams so bright
The jobless see it at night
There's 36 empty floors
And padlocks and chains on the doors

A small-minded greedy man
With small-minded greedy plans
gave everyone there the sack
Don't bother coming back
Computers do all you do
Much longer and faster, too
It's kept dark and colder than
People could ever stand

Who turned the light on?
Was it someone we had wronged?
Who turned the light on?
Was it someone dead and gone?

People once worked in here
But not since the fiscal year
The boss was a business shark
The building is always dark
Computers work night and day
They're all work and never play
But still sometimes late at night
There will be a flicker of light

Who turned the light on?
Was it someone we had wronged?
Who turned the light on?
Was it someone dead and gone?

A skeleton crew works there
To keep things in good repair
With skeleton keys for doors
On all the abandoned floors
But something is haunting us
Condemning and taunting us
We keep all the lights off
We keep all the lights off

Who turned the light on?
Was it someone we had wronged?
Who turned the light on? Was it someone dead and gone?
Track Name: Out of Touch
There's a man who died at his desk one day
And everyone thought he was tired
Four days later he still hadn't moved
He'd worked hard when he was first hired

How did no one know?
Poor old so and so
We're so out of touch
Out of touch

We don't pay attention to the people around us
What the hell is humanity?
We only know people by their profiles online
We live in pseudo-reality

What's an interface?
Such a great disgrace
We're so out of touch
Out of touch

Technology should make life more manageable
Intended to bring us together
The more I conform I feel so estranged
More alienated than ever

I could be that man
Out alone again
And so out of touch
Out of touch

Inter-office e-mails from the brick right next to you
Bringing work out to the bar, I do it too
No one has the time to say, "How do you do?"
I'd rather bbm my friends a big "F U"

What's an interface?
Such a great disgrace
We're so out of touch
Out of touch
Track Name: Wisdom of an Age
The world grows warmer but each December
I feel no warmth from the sunlight
I feel so old but I still remember
A time I felt young and bright

They rolled around and they spoke in tongues
The Holy Spirit put fire in their souls
Just minutes after the dirty looks I got
‘Cause my clothes were all full of holes

That’s just the way it goes, I guess
Sometimes that’s the way it goes I guess

My heart grows colder and each December
I feel no warmth from the love of my life
I now believe that her love’s last ember
Burned out before she was even my wife

That’s just the way it goes, I guess
Sometimes that’s the way it goes I guess

Sometimes
Track Name: An Uncomfortable Silence
You said, “I know I can do so much better than this.
I’m leaving now. Goodbye. Give me one last kiss.
And don’t take it too hard for too long.”
I sometimes think I see your face on TV
But it’s always someone more beautiful that I see
Don’t take it too hard for too long.

I haven’t heard a word since you went away
And that was seven years ago this next Saturday
But I won’t take it too hard for too long
I hope you’re doing well wherever you are
I’m sorry that you’ll never be a star
Don’t take it too hard for too long

I know you thought that out West everything would be good
But when you’re turning tricks for crack in North Hollywood
Don’t take it too hard for too long
Don’t take it too hard for too long