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The Near Myths: Music

Cooler Heads Prevail

(The Near Myths)
June 23, 2013
Ben Greene

Ben - lead vocal, acoustic guitar

Teep - electric guitars, bass

Matthew - drums

Doug Awai - saxophone

Bruce Hurn - trumpet

Nick La Riviere - trombone, horn arrangement

Background vocals – Jim, Katy, Bernadette


You’ve got to pick up on what’s goin’ down . . .


Well I know—it shook us up and took us unaware

And for sure, it would be easier to claim we just don’t care

Well we could let the whole shebang go bust

Or rise up and shake off the dust

And hit the trail



You’ve got to pick up on what’s goin’ down

Keep those feet on the ground

Let your mind (heart) set sail

Cooler heads prevail


Sometimes I’m feelin, like scuttling off before it’s closing time

And not be reelin’ and wrangling with what’s messing up my mind

I’m thinking Maynard G. Krebs was right

It can’t all be work, there’s also working up an appetite

Can’t let that good cookin’ go stale


Chorus (2x)


I never had to toss it all into the incinerator

Figured I could always send a truck back for it later on

Later on


Chorus (Repeat, ad lib)