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  1. Mediocre

From the recording The Crawlspace Tapes

Lyrics

MEDIOCRE by Greg Trafidlo, Paula Monks, and Ron Goad

It all started, it all started, It all started, as a little child
When the doctor told my parents I was born to be, born to be mild
I never understood why it is good to be… all that you can be
But like a sled dog in the center of the pack
You know just what I see

I'm a drone in life's beehive...
Out of ten a perfect five….
(I'm) Mediocre…It's my legacy
Mediocre…I'm no prodigy
Mediocre…The dye is cast
Mediocre…I'm middle, middle class
Mediocre…Bringing up the rear
Mediocre… Muzak to my ear
Mediocre…An average Joe
Mediocre…The Status Quo

Life is surely, life is surely,
Life is surely nothing like I planned
I'm in the middle, in the middle, in the middle of each traffic jam
Just when I think I hold the key, and fi-na-lly/ I'm gonna rise above
Then I wake up in the morning can't recall what I was thinking of
Success is just a one- night stand in mediocre land…

Mediocre…
Stitched into my seams
Mediocre…Coded in my genes
Mediocre…Always halfway there
Mediocre…Like Delaware
Mediocre…It’s family crest
Mediocre…tattooed on my chest
Mediocre…Like Lawrence Welk
Mediocre…I'm powdered milk

Bridge:

In dreams I am free, / ...The world can see/The me… that it does not see
It would be sublime, / if for just one time/I was stalked …by paparazzi
(Till then),... Everybody sing along,…. with my mediocre song
Mediocre… Just a wannabe
Mediocre… A solid “C”
Mediocre…An also ran
Mediocre…Some generic brand
Mediocre…It’s my destiny
Mediocre… All I’ll ever be
Mediocre… Not the better half
Mediocre…That’s my epitaph

FADE:………………….
Mediocre…
Can't undo it……
Can't unglue it…
Can't subdue it…
Can't eschew it…
Can't break through it…
Why pursue it?,… S
CREW IT!, etc. fade