Do Something Now

by Pete Kronowitt

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1.
Stay Safe 03:17
When the world is a little bit colder, you can be the blanket for me. When this world gets a little bit darker, you’re the light that I see. If your arms Cannot hold me, it’s your love. I still feel then your heart. is the only… beating thing that’s real. Chorus Stay safe, stay safe until you’re home here with me Stay safe, stay safe home is where you should be I remember, what it was like before every. -thing changed in such a short time. we hardly talk now. We should be …. able to agree. Have we forgotten what's important, we argue endlessly. We're still human, and it's not right, we all want the same thing. So, Stay safe, stay safe until you’re home here with me Stay safe, stay safe home is where you should be home is where you should be until you’re home here with me
2.
It’s all gone to shit yeah but we’ll be OK And I’ll tell you why. When the waters rise we’re all gonna die. We’re all gonna die, we’re all gonna die But that’s OK. I said that’s OK You just need to spend all your money today Spend your money today. Yeah, throw it all away. You don’t need it no more. So buy something nice Spend your money today Buy a big boat. Yeah a real big boat. And lots of sunscreen but make sure the boat has a cabin. You’re gonna need batteries, A shit ton of batteries. So you can play all your MP3s when there’s no radio. Don’t take your kids. They just use stuff we need. And worse they’ll eventually have their own kids. We’re all gonna die, we’re all gonna die But that’s OK. I said that’s OK You just need to spend all your money today It’s all gone to shit but we’ll be OK And I’ll tell you why When the waters rise we’re all gonna die
3.
Ladybugs 02:59
you can make this world a better place and do it with style and grace just choose your words precisely, with care sprinkle some love and be aware Chorus: ladybugs filled the room that day and I knew she'd fly away simply look around think about what you see then you can judge without certainty a half cup of doubt but know that you can blend in some hope then mix by hand Chorus we used to laugh almost every day maybe that's enough to remember her that way that’s what my mom taught me in life you can change the world one thing at a time
4.
I’m going to tell you all it’s time to kick your ass in gear It’s time we tear down fear And do something now The moment has arrived we can tell we’re alive And do more than survive And do something now Chorus: It’s time we Do Something, do Something Do Something now Do Something, do Something Do Something now Don’t just bitch and moan time to get on the phone to be sure, go knock on doors It’s forward ho! Polar bears can’t swim forever Guns killed 7 kids today Ten more lies, he’s a Russian spy Women’s rights are being stripped away
5.
Roly Poly 02:43
Sitting in my garden chair There is a roly-poly over there Touch him, He rolls into a ball There’s no, there’s no Plan B For the roly-poly Got a feeling we’re headed for a fall Chorus rising tides may sink our shore bumblebees won’t buzz no more butterflies won’t have a place to rest Sink or swim, will we still care Will roly-poly’s still be here If we say we’ve done our very best Can we handle what is coming next The garden, it grows all of our food The roly-poly lives there too Like me and you he wants grandkids too Do I choose to sit and wait We’re the choices that we make Is there something more we can do? Can I make a difference In what happens next Yeah I think there’s some things I could do Chorus
6.
fried shrimp, clams, some Maryland crabs a big ole bucket of beer  the waitress comes over and says, 'is everything alright dear?' ------- you never ever never know all the places you will go all the things that life will show you just never know you never ever never know just learn to take it kinda slow take every chance you get to grow  you just never know If there's a long row to hoe just take a look at your big toe  take off your shoe and go Kick back, enjoy the show ----- everything you want to know, to the airport you should go The information desk is key to set your heart and mind free and the answers you will find   they all locked up in your mind  they were there all along  that's the point of this here song
7.
Learn To Be 02:54
Wish more people would spend more time on their phones And stick those ear things in their ear holes Cause there’s nothing going on around you Nothing worth paying attention to Not the wind Or the sun Not the birds in the trees Why can’t we learn to be People who drive Harleys should stick em right up their ass Especially if they ride em through the redwoods I’ve seen em do it and it aint pleasant for the trees And it aint right for you or for me I think they’d fit I’d bet they’d fit Because they are big assholes This is where the bridge should go It should say something smart, something we all know Yeah put a minor chord in, it creates tension Make sure it resolves People should try just talking to each other for a while Maybe we can get each other to smile Don’t attack each other like I just did We can be better than that I think we can I bet we can We can learn to be
8.
The prince knew Machiavelli Have you no sense of decency?  you can't have morals when there's no ground Chicken Little came a calling   Pinocchio's nose is growing The emperor is not wearing any clothes  Chorus  But this is real You just don't see  There's a long arc of justice and history  There's something you   You just don't see  It’s that we know truth will set us free  Joseph Goebbels was deformed  Nobody learned from Animal Farm  1984 taught us doublespeak  Just how did we get here? Ignorance does not seem like bliss It’s a fucked up repeat of history  Chorus You may be you I will be me There's a long arc of justice and history  There’s something you You just don’t see It’s that we know the truth will set us free  half Chorus I may be blue  You just are mean  But we know truth will set us free 
9.
I’m a libtard A fuckin snowflake don’t need civility for civil disobedience Tiki torches Expose the darkness Unambiguous moral equivalence Lock a kid Up in a cage Is this what we’ve become When they lead with joy of hate A house divided cannot be great Chorus: This trip that we are on One thing we need to know We need to know Are We Great Yet? “Trump that bitch!” “Build a wall —“ Then they yell “kill them all”
10.
Chorus Red bird's singing back to me I'm playing my guitar I don't think I'll ever be No Grand ole Opry star I don't think I'll ever feel Quite as good musing, strummin,, sittin’ here With this big ole stick of wood My Grand ole Opry’s anywhere I pull up a chair four legged furry friend acting like he cares. That sun is shining a spotlight on the back porch stage I can travel anywhere or through any age Instrumental Truth is I sing for me travel far, getting lost follow breadcrumbs through the maze shaking loose that albatross Introduced me to myself my joys and deepest pain brings me closer to a place I can start again Chorus
11.
I’m going to tell you all it’s time to kick your ass in gear It’s time we tear down fear And do something now The moment has arrived we can tell we’re alive And do more than survive And do something now Chorus: It’s time we Do Something, do Something Do Something now Do Something, do Something Do Something now Don’t just bitch and moan time to get on the phone to be sure, go knock on doors It’s forward ho! Polar bears can’t swim forever Guns killed 7 kids today Ten more lies, he’s a Russian spy Women’s rights are being stripped away

about

We can make this world a better place.
 
Here are a few folks who have made mine better, and to whom I’d like to acknowledge my deep gratitude: Natalie Burdick for encouraging, provoking and challenging me to make music; John David Coppola for keeping the fire for music alive with his friendship and support; and Veronica Maund for continuing to share the generous gift of her sweet voice. Thank you also to Jamie Wilson for your musical accompaniments. My boundless gratitude to Darian, Tim, Justin and Spencer for bringing your talents to this project.  Finally, thanks to all of my friends, compatriots, and fellow travelers on the road to righteousness, who contribute their time, talent, energy, support and love to uphold the progressive values that inspire me.
 
More of us need to be doing this work. We can all DO SOMETHING. That’s what this album is about.  

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released September 25, 2020

Produced by Pete Kronowitt & Spencer Hartling

Recorded, engineered & mixed by Spencer Hartling at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA
Mastered by Jacob Winik

All Songs written by Pete Kronowitt 
Roly Poly written by Pete Kronowitt, Mimi Hearn & Christine Harbach
Big Ole Stick of Wood & Stay Safe Written by Pete Kronowitt & Viola Krouse

John David Coppola - acoustic and electric bass, backing vocals on We’re All Gonna Die
Darian Gray - drums & percussion
Justin Kohlberg - acoustic and electric guitar
Veronica Maund - backing vocals
Tim Marcus - steel guitar
 
Cover design & Concept: Lia Wesp
Design & Layout: Dan Schuman at Veer90 Inc.
Photo Credits (yes, there is a physical CD)
Gabriel Lamb at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, CA 2020 
Carolyn Edelstein at Penny Lane in Fort Lauderdale, FL 2018


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