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Everyone was freakin’ over Y2K
Everything we counted on would go away
Everything was hinging on a program glitch
May day hey day
Hit panic switch

Everybody scared it would all break down
Stockin’ up and lockin’ up a cache
Runnin’ out o’ town
Time to rock ‘n’ roll seemed to fly right by
Out of our hands
And out of the sky it came

On that fateful day
All our fears gave way
Fireworks display
San Francisco Bay
Heads up
Anything is possible

Everybody kissin’ everyone they meet
Lendin’ all and spendin’ all they cash
Runnin’ in the street
Fallin’ like a mist in our newborn eyes
Boy, we were in
For a surprise again

Came a fateful day
After some delay
Planes like birds of prey
Buildings fell away
Heads up
Anything is possible

It’s past the time when time was running out
To be the last in line to go hiding underground
To hatch your nice tries, they’re numbered now.
Can’t deny the sea rise and the tundra melt
Nasty surprise! You thought everything was wonderful
Once you’re invincible, realize you’re vulnerable
But after you’re wise to where the truth lies,
You’re twice as gullible
You can’t divide the greatest common multiple
Blasted by solar flares and culpable cyber criminals
And machinations of the high and powerful
A cast of nasty faster masterminds – expendable – expellable
Dispatch millenarian millennials to go to hell
To catch the end times and find their holy grail
Catastrophe or slow decay, leaving out
No detail worthy of freakin’ out over it
Everything’s trollable and uncontrollable
Get freakin’ over it
Time is unstoppable
Anything’s possible
Everyday is Y2K

On that fateful day
The world was led astray
Tripped by feet of clay
Headed the wrong way
Heads up
Anything is possible

Everybody’s gone apocalypse
Pickin’ from the same old shoppin’ list
Running up the new necropolis

Closin’ time and feelin’ mighty fine
Go to town and toe the partyline
Like it’s always nineteen ninety-nine

All the old MCs still killin’ ‘em
Fill our voices up like helium
Till we feel a real millennium

(We’re still waiting
For our future)


from Pay Attention, released July 1, 2015
Brian Woodbury: vocals, bass, banjo, handclaps, keyboard & drum programming; Tulasi Rain: vocals; Johnny Unicorn: rap; Michael Webster: keyboard & drum programming. Music written & arranged by Brian Woodbury & Michael Webster; lyrics by Brian Woodbury.


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Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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