Great Ideas In Action

by Archie Powell & The Exports

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This is our second full length album. It is cooked medium rare and features many sad songs of drugs, alcohol, and prolonged unemployment.

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released 01 May 2012

ARCHIE POWELL - VOX/GUITAR
RYAN EXPORT - KEYBOARDS
ADAM EXPORT - BASS
RJ EXPORT - DRUMS/PERCUSSION

PRODUCED BY JUSTIN PERKINS & ARCHIE POWELL
ENGINEERED BY JUSTIN PERKINS & "LT." DAN FERRER @ HOWL STREET STUDIOS & THE MYSTERY ROOM (MILWAUKEE, WI)
MIXED & MASTERED BY JUSTIN PERKINS @ THE MYSTERY ROOM (MILWAUKEE, WI)

SONGS BY ARCHIE POWELL
MUSIC BY THE EXPORTS

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Track Name: Crazy Pills
YOU KNOW I HEARD YOU'RE TAKING CRAZY PILLS
YOU KNOW THAT THAT'S NO WAY TO CATCH YOUR THRILLS
YOU'LL NEVER GET YOUR FILL
AND IF YOU THINK YOU WILL JUST WAIT
MY LITTLE PROBLEM'S THAT I JUST CAN'T WIN
YOUR LITTLE PROBLEM'S THAT YOU'RE SOAKED IN GIN
DON'T ASK ME HOW I'VE BEEN
YOU KNOW YOU'RE BARGAIN BIN OKAY

YOU'LL NEVER HIT IT IF YOU MAKE NO CLAIM
YOU NEED SOME PRACTICE ON YOUR AIM AND MAYBE
YOU'LL HAVE A SHOT AT GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN

I DON'T EXPECT FOR YOU TO SEE IT THROUGH
I KNOW THAT THAT'S TOO MUCH TO ASK OF YOU
SO READ YOUR LAST REVIEW
OR LET THE OTHER SHOE JUST DROP
I'M SICK OF BEGGING YOU TO TAKE THE REINS
WISH I COULD CHALK IT UP TO GROWING PAINS
BUT YOU'VE BEEN STRAPPED FOR GAINS
I THINK MY BRAIN'S ABOUT TO POP

WHEN EVERYTHING YOU KNOW HAS JUST BEEN GOING SLOW
AND IT'S A DRAG TO ALWAYS FEEL LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW
THE EASY TIMES JUST SEEM TO BE FOREVER AGO
YOU BETTER COVER UP THE TRACKS SO THEY DON'T SHOW

WELL I AIN'T MUCH TO PLAY THAT VIOLIN
BUT IF YOU'RE ASKING 'BOUT THE SHAPE I'M IN
MY MOOD IS WEARING THIN
AND MUCH TO MY CHAGRIN I'LL SAY
I'M NOT IMPRESSED WITH DISAPPOINTING NEWS
ASSUMING THAT YOU GOT A GOOD EXCUSE
YOU STILL JUST DON'T PRODUCE
AND I DONE LOST MY FUSE TODAY

YOU'RE SICK AND TIRED OF THE WORK BOUND TRAIN
YOU'VE LOST THE WILL TO MAKE IT RAIN AND MAYBE
THE THING YOU WANT IS JUST TO KEEP YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN
INSANE
Track Name: Shooting Spree
DANNY'S ALWAYS TALKING 'BOUT THE JOB HE PULLED IN '73
DOESN'T LIKE THE WAY I RUN THE SHOW YOU KNOW WE SELDOM AGREE
HE'S GOT THAT LAZY EYE YOU KNOW I NEVER KNOW HE'S TALKING TO ME
IT MAKES ME THINK OF GOING STRAIGHT BUT I CAN'T GET A JOB WITHOUT A DEGREE

AND IT'S A SHAME I GOTTA BE
THE ONE WHO CARRIES ALL THE LOAD FOR THREE
THE ONLY RIFLE IN THIS SHOOTING SPREE

RICHIE'S KINDA SOFT YOU KNOW HE'S NEVER ONE TO GET IN THE SHIT
THE KID IS BARELY TWENTY AND HE'S GREENER THAN HE'D LIKE TO ADMIT
HE'S RARELY FINISHED WHAT HE'S STARTED YEAH HE'S NEVER HAD THE GUTS TO COMMIT
I'LL PROBABLY PIN IT ALL ON HIM WHEN HE GETS YELLOW AND HE THREATENS TO QUIT

I'VE BEEN RUNNING CIRCLES MAKING SURE THERE AIN'T A CHANCE THAT WE'LL LOSE
BUT THE FELLAS TAKE IT SLOW I'M PRETTY SURE THEY THINK I LIKE THE ABUSE
YOU KNOW OUR LINE OF LIVING DON'T LEAVE LOTS OF ROOM FOR GETTING CONFUSED
AND EVERYONE'S A LITTLE SICK AND TIRED BUT THAT AIN'T NO EXCUSE
Track Name: Bend Over Backwards
STRUCK DUMB AS YOU CONSIDER MY CONFESSION AND YOU ASK WHAT I'VE BEEN USING FOR BRAINS
I'VE BEEN NUMB SINCE MY LATEST ALTERCATION SO JUST GET ME ON THE HOSPITAL TRAIN
AIN'T WORRIED FOR MY EGO OR MY HEALTH I'VE JUST BEEN LOOKING FOR A HIT TO DECLARE
YOU DON'T ASK WHY A JERK WILL CLIMB A MOUNTAIN HE'D JUST TELL YOU THAT HE WOULD CUZ IT'S THERE

IT'S APROPOS
IT'S SUCH A FREAK SHOW
YOU MIGHT PULL IT OFF ALTHOUGH I DON'T THINK SO
IT'S WHAT YOU DESERVE
DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HEARD BUT
YOU'LL PINCH A NERVE IF YOU BEND OVER BACKWARDS

SIT DOWN AS I PONDER MY PERPLEXION AND I WONDER WHY YOU'RE NOT IN THE GAME
SIGNS POINTED TO INVESTMENT AND CONVICTION WITH DISCUSSION OF YOUR FAMILY NAME
I'M THINKING YOU CAN WONDER ALL YOU WANT AND YOU CAN FRET UNTIL YOU'RE BLUE IN THE FACE
YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF AN IDIOT SAVANT OR YOU CAN CHALK IT UP TO TERRIBLE TASTE
Track Name: I Need Supervision
OR THE SAKE OF MY CESSATION I'M A MAKE THIS DECLARATION
OF THE TERMS HEREBY
BABY I NEED SUPERVISION I LIVE RIGHT OFF OF DIVISION
YOU CAN STOP ON BY
AND IN SPITE OF MY CONFESSION I'LL CONCEDE TO THIS CONCESSION
NO I WON'T DENY
I CAN'T COMMIT TO MY DECISIONS CIRCUMSPECT OR CIRCUMCISION
AND I WON'T IMPLY

THAT YOU OUGHTA KNOW WHY I COMPETE
WITH RIDING SHOTGUN FROM THE BUCKET SEAT
IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT I WISH YOU'D STAY
I NEED MY PRIVILEGES TAKEN AWAY
BABY I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN
WHY I'M HALF POLITE AND HALF PROFANE
I GUESS IT JUST GOES TO SHOW FROM THE VULGAR DISPLAY
I NEED MY PRIVILEGES TAKEN AWAY
Track Name: You Might Be Cruel (Or I Might Be Dumb)
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
I HAVEN'T BEEN BRIEFED BUT THE PLAN'S UNDERWAY
IT FEELS LIKE IT'S BEEN FOR ALL TIME AND A DAY
AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'M WELL UNDERPAID
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ROME
THESE THINGS TAKE TIME WHILE YOU PISS AND YOU MOAN
THE LIGHTS ARE ALL ON BUT BABE NOBODY'S HOME
AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'LL SINK LIKE A STONE

YOU MIGHT BE SOME KIND OF STRANGER
SOMETHING TO STAY AWAY FROM
YOU MIGHT BE CARELESS AND YOU MIGHT BE CRUEL
OR BABY I MIGHT JUST BE DUMB

IT LOOKS AS THOUGH I'M HERE TO STAY
YOU KNOW IT'S A GRIND I TAKE NO HOLIDAYS
I DOUBT YOU'D REGRET IT TO MEET ME HALFWAY
BUT I GUESS THAT IT AIN'T MINE TO SAY

YOU MIGHT BE SOME KIND OF DANGEROUS GAME
YOU MIGHT JUST NOT BE SO SURE
YOU MIGHT BE A-LIST YOU MIGHT BE A BUM
AN ANGEL OR SOME SABOTEUR
Track Name: Job Fair
PLEASE MA'AM OR MISTER CAN YOU HELP ME OUT?
YOU KNOW I GOT A NEW AGENDA I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT
I'M CONSIDERING MY OPTIONS FOR A NEW CAREER
I'M EITHER GONNA BE A FLORIST OR AN AUCTIONEER
HEY MOM AND DAD CAN YOU GIVE ME A FEW?
YOU KNOW I'M LOOKING FOR ANOTHER FIELD TO BREAK INTO
I'VE BEEN GATHERING OPINIONS ON MY LATEST PLAN
I'M GONNA BE AN ORTHODONTIST OR A GOVERNMENT MAN

KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE OR BE SUBDUED
YOU KNOW YOU'RE HALFWAY DEAD NO MATTER WHICH YOU CHOOSE

HEY EVERYBODY HAVE YOU GOT SOME TIME?
CUZ I'VE BEEN TRYING OT GET A FIX ON THESE IDEAS OF MINE
MY DIPLOMA DOESN'T HELP A DAMN AND ALL IN ALL
I GUESS I'M BETTER OFF TO THROW MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL
HEY BABY PLEASE CAN YOU CUT SOME SLACK?
YOU KNOW I'LL SETTLE UP TOMORROW IF YOU GOT MY BACK
I'VE BEEN RUNNING OUT OF LUCK CUZ IT'S ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW
AND ALL MY RESUMES ARE FAKE AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO

I'VE BEEN THINKING I SHOULD FIND WORK UNDERSEA
WAIT TO SINK OR LEARN TO SWIM ASAP
YOU WERE PROBABLY ON THE SAME DAMN BOAT AS ME
FOUR YEARS AND A ROOM FOR YOUR ADMISSION FEE
ALL HANDS ON DECK WE'RE GOING DOWN RIGHT NOW
CUZ THE CAPTAIN NEEDS COMPANY
LIFE BOATS COST EXTRA THEY AIN'T FREE

KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE OR BE SUBDUED
YOU KNOW YOU'RE HALFWAY FUCKED NO MATTER WHICH YOU CHOOSE
Track Name: All The Same
BACK IN 1983 WE MET IN SCHOOL FOR PHARMACY
AND SOON MY PLANS WERE ALL BUT LAID TO WASTE
I ASKED IF YOU'D AGREE THAT PILLS WOULD BE THE DEATH OF ME
AND IF MY MIND WOULD SLOWLY BE ERASED

BUT YOU NEVER ANSWERED WHAT I ASKED
I GUESS IT'S ALL THE SAME

BACK IN 1992 I THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT MARRY YOU
SO I SAVED UP AND BOUGHT OURSELVES A PLACE
BUT YOU SAID THAT WE WERE THROUGH I FELT THAT SEEMED A BIT ASKEW
AND I JUST HOPED THAT YOU MIGHT NEED SOME SPACE

BUT YOU NEVER TOOK JUST ONE LOOK BACK
I GUESS IT'S ALL THE SAME

BACK IN 1995 IT WAS A SHOCK TO BE ALIVE
I COULDN'T HOLD A JOB OR PAY MY BILLS
AND SINCE YOUR SHIP ARRIVED IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE
WHILE YOU MOVED UP I WENT ON UNFULFILLED

BUT I NEVER CALLED YOU DRUNK AT NIGHT
I GUESS IT'S ALL THE SAME

SO SINCE 1998 I'VE HELD MY OWN AND PULLED MY WEIGHT
I PUT MY EDUCATION TO GOOD USE
THOUGH SOME FOLKS MIGHT DEBATE TOO COOK DRUGS OFF THE INTERSTATE
WON'T GIVE YOU NOTHING BUT A LOT TO LOSE
Track Name: Sticky Buttons
ANDY'S RUNNING SALES GOING DOOR TO DOOR
AND EVERY MORNING HE CAN BARELY GET OFF THE FLOOR
CUZ HIS LIFE HIT THE BREAKS AND THE BREAKS AIN'T MEAN
THEY JUST AIN'T ABOUT TO LET HIM KICK THE VICODIN CLEAN
ANDY'S ON THE JOB GOING DOOR TO DOOR
AND EVERY SINGLE MORNING HE'S BEEN BEGGING FOR MORE
CUZ THE CASH AIN'T THE BEST WHEN THE FOLKS CAN'T SEE
THAT THE INTERNET CONNECTION MAKES SELECTION OBSCENE

HEY JUST WAIT
YOU KNOW HE'LL TRADE YOUR BUSINESS FOR A BOTTLE IF YOU CARE TO RELATE

NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT THE VIBE ANYMORE
OR THE CHARACTER YOU GET FROM STICKY BUTTONS GALORE
AND YOU CAN'T SEAL THE DEAL IF THERE'S NO TOUCH SCREEN
LOOKS LIKE ANDY'S HEADING HOME WITHOUT A HIT TO BE SEEN
NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT THE THEM ANYMORE
OR THE THRILL OF FINDING SOMETHING THAT YOU HADN'T BEFORE
AND IF YOU THINK YOU STILL WANT THE NEW ROUTINE
THEN YOU MAY AS WELL BE PAYING FOR A COPY MACHINE

DON'T SAY IT'S ONLY A JUKEBOX
Track Name: Great Ideas In Action
WELL I'M JUST WRITING TUNES SO I CAN FALL ASLEEP
GOD KNOWS THEY DON'T DO ALL THAT MUCH FOR MY MARQUEE
I'M SO BORED AND CRASS I'M DIRTY AND I'M CHEAP
LATELY I DON'T DESERVE MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE

CUZ I'M SO SET ON DOING TIME
TALKING 'BOUT THE FINER THINGS OH NO
TRYING NOT TO ILL-APPROACH MY PRIME
THINKING 'BOUT THE WAY THAT THINGS GO

DON'T START WITH ME WHEN ALL IS SET AND FREE

IT'S GETTING DARKER AND THE BILLS ARE GETTING STEEP
IT'S NOT CONDUCIVE TO MUCH JOY AND JUBILEE
I'M GOING BATS WITH THE HABITS THAT I KEEP
GIRL I DON'T BLAME YOU IF YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH OF ME

BECAUSE I'M ALWAYS ON YOUR LINE
YAPPING 'BOUT YOUR FINER POINTS OH NO
AND I GUESS SOMETIMES YOU DON'T MIND
BUT WHEN EXACTLY HOW SHOULD I KNOW?

SO YOU WANNA SEE A SENSIBLE GUY?
YOU WANNA SEE SOME GREAT IDEAS IN ACTION?
SEE WHAT A WEEK LONG BENDER IMPLIES?
WELL GET IN LINE HERE'S YOUR MAIN ATTRACTION
Track Name: Only So Much You Can Do
SO YOU SAY YOU'RE ON TO SOMETHING
AND YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IT THROUGH
BUT YOU'RE WORKED TO THE BONE
AND THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO
AND YOU THINK IT'S ALL FOR NOTHING
IF YOU GOT NO CAST AND CREW
AND YOU'RE MAD AT YOURSELF
CUZ THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO

YOU NEED TIME TO RELEASE
YOU NEED MORE SKINNY JEANS
YOU NEED MESSAGE MACHINES
YOU NEED INTERNET SCHEMES
BUT IT'S NEVER AS MUCH AS IT SEEMS

PLAY FOR NEXT TO NOTHING
IN A NEXT TO EMPTY ROOM
SO YOU PEDDLE YOUR SWAG CUZ THERE'S
NEVER ENOUGH COMING THROUGH
AND YOU STICK IT OUT FOR ONE THING
THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE COME TRUE
YOU CAN GO QUIT YOUR JOB CUZ YOU'VE
COVERED THE RENT AND THE FOOD

YOU NEED SOME KINDA PLAN
YOU NEED WORK ON THE VAN
YOU NEED MERCH FOR THE STAND
YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR BRAND
AND IT'S MORE THAN A FELLA CAN STAND

AIN'T LOOKING FOR A MONEY TREE
OR NO HOUSEHOLD NAME WITH THE BOURGEOISIE
I JUST HOPE THAT WE CAN HACK IT WITH THE NEXT LP
AND LOOK STUPID TO A LESSER DEGREE

SO YOU SAY YOU'RE ON TO SOMETHING
BUT IT'S LIKELY THAT YOU'RE SCREWED
CUZ THE TUNES AREN'T ENOUGH
AND THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO
AND YOU THINK IT'S ALL FOR NOTHING
AND IT'S TIME YOU MIGHT BE THROUGH
YOU MIGHT GIVE UP THE DREAM
CUZ THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO