We Make It Our Business

by The American Professionals

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released March 4, 2014

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The American Professionals San Francisco, California

The American Professionals take their cleverly crafted songs of hope, love, guilt and fear, pepper them with melodic twists and lush harmonies, then shoot them out of a cannon at your earholes. Sometimes they get quiet and pretty, then turn around and blow stuff up again. ... more

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Track Name: Other People
Other People


I wish I’d thought of that first,
Maybe I did
But you’ll never know
Guess I just left it lying there
Well see if I care
If I did, would I ever let it go?

Let’s make it up as we go along
Maybe we are
But we’ll never tell
Fake it ‘til we make it with our heads down
Hey, look what I found
Can I toss a good intention
Into a wishing well?

I wanna do what other people do
Go where other people go
They’re all doing that there
And we’re nowhere
Or at least nowhere they’d want to know


We let that one slip by
Yes we did
And we all watched it fly away
I bought a butterfly net
But let’s not take it out it just yet
Maybe the next one will decide to stay


I wanna do what other people do
Go where other people go
They’re all doing that there
And we’re nowhere
Or at least nowhere they’d want to know

Show me these other people
I hear they really know how to get things done
Bring me these other people
I hear they really know how to have fun


I think I know where they’ve been hiding
Over there, underneath the dirty clothes
Looks like it’s laundry day
Get that shit out of the way
How long’s it been?
I don’t even want to know

I wanna do what other people do
Go where other people go
They’re all doing that there
And we’re nowhere
Or at least nowhere they’d want to know
I hear they really know how to get things done
Bring me these other people
I hear they really know how to have fun


©℗2013, Chuck Lindo/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Dr. Holly
Dr. Holly



Dr.Holly please help me
I’m oh so sad
Am I more that just sum of
What I don’t have

Dr. Holly can I get it all out of my head?
Dr. Holly can you help me?

Dr. Holly! I’m calling Dr. Holly!
(Dr. Holly)
Dr. Holly! I’m calling Dr. Holly!
(Dr. Holly)


Dr. Holly please tell me
What’s really going on
Am I more than just the total
Of what I’ve done wrong

Dr. Holly can I get it all out of my head?
Dr. Holly can you help me?
Dr. Holly can I get it all out of my head?
Dr. Holly can you help me?


Dr. Holly! I’m calling Dr. Holly!
(Dr. Holly)
Dr. Holly! I’m calling Dr. Holly!
(Dr. Holly)




©℗2013, Chuck Lindo/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Meltdown
MELTDOWN




The sound of a lonely heart always searching
The sound of the melting snow dreams burned to ash
With flame see the nectar bleed and she feels set free
The rush of a hum so sweet that she’ll never leave

The scene when the lights go up sound is deafening
Now dark in a tiny room just your screaming
The pain of a burning need all consuming
Now peace streaming to the pulse calms the demon’s greed.

In her eyes there’s fear
No deception here
A vein of truth
She can’t see

Obsessed but your skin is frail and rejecting
You claw for that last drip that you’ll always need

The mask is clear
No reflection here
A vein of truth
She won’t see

She sang in his arms her last breath denying
She sang through a hazy hum her soul
Flying
Flying
Flying



©℗2013, Cheryl Hendrickson/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: The Mist
THE MIST


You got the weight of the moon baby
Time to get your feet on the ground
The mist she rumbles with sound baby
Smoothing out my furrowed brow

From zero to the sky
Sometimes I think you’ll fly

You got the weight of the moon baby
Better now that water’s been found
The mist commanding her presence known
Only just to lay down beside

From quiet to a roar
Language buried no more

Time goes so fast.
We forget the best
A memory so deep
You’ll never lose

You got the weight of the moon baby
Craters form to steal your breath
The mist is ever so blue baby
Even when it fades to black

Gale force to gentle breeze
Today you’ll find your peace
From zero to the sky
Today I know you’ll fly



©℗2013, Cheryl Hendrickson/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Healing
Healing


How can I cry when the rain won’t fall
How can it rain when the tears won’t come
How can I cry when the rain won’t fall
The tears they come with healing

Bring hope
Bring change
We needed it
Turncoat tsunami receded

Brain washed by tea and knee jerk
That ain’t healing

Can’t cry the rain won’t fall
Won’t rain my tears can’t come
Can’t cry the rain won’t fall
The tears they come with healing


They yell they point do nothing
And yet we pay them something
Put cells to waste mind numbing
That ain’t healing

Bring me the day when common sense reigned
Logic and intellect used
Reality’s tough, we’ve all had enough
Turn off the noise and think for yourself

Short sighted views bring ruin
Selfish just breeds devolving
Take time open mind reflecting
That starts healing

I’ll cry the rain will fall
It rains my tears they come
I’ll cry the rain it falls
My tears they come with healing


©℗2013, Cheryl Hendrickson/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: ID
ID


Why did I leave you
Screaming in silence
Losing you in the crowd

Where did I leave you
Floating in concrete
Trying to let you drown

I’m in you
You need me

Why did I leave you
Changing mid-color
Stomping you to the ground

Where did I leave you
Stripped of existence
Trying to pull me out

I’m in you
Just free me
I’m with you
You need me

There’s no place here
You see me
Only space here
Come home to me
Just release me
You know you know me
Break these chains and breathe

Why did I leave you
Desperately seeking
Knowing the time is now

When did you leave me
Hopeless despondent
Only to figure out


©℗2013, Cheryl Hendrickson/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Champion
Champion



The Idea is here, everybody say hello
There’s a message inside, it’s up to us to let it show
It’s a boulder in the office, we have to chip away
Everything that doesn’t look like why we’re here today

So
Play like a champion today, people
Play like a champion (champion)
What are we doing here today, people?
Play like a champion (champion)

Pick it up, put it down
Take it, twist it, toss around
Let’s place kick it, dog lick it
Drop and drag it on the ground

Then plop in the lobby, and scoop it off the floor,
Wash it off and wind it up and pitch it out the door

Lets
Play like a champion today, people
Play like a champion (champion)
What are we doing here today, people?
Play like a champion (champion)

Play like a champion today, people
Play like a champion (champion)
What are we doing here today, people?
Play like a champion (champion)

Champion

©℗2013, Chuck Lindo/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Keep Up With You
Keep Up With You

Oh, oh no
There’s a piece of my mind on your trail
Whether you’re moving along
Or I’m standing still
I don’t have to move to keep up with you
I don’t have to move to keep up with you

Oh, oh no
If you think at all, I was already there
Whether you’re trying or not
I don’t care
I don’t have to think to keep up with you
I don’t have to think to keep up with you

Not today, not tomorrow
I won’t let you down by letting you see me follow
But I’m gonna follow you


Oh, oh no
Chasing down something that’s just out of reach
Too far to touch
But too close not to see
I don’t have to feel to keep up with you
I don’t have to feel to keep up with you

It’s the perfect perpetual emotion scene
Someone needs a push but doesn’t know that he has been
Look at him move in every direction
Ducking the blows without one connection

Not today, not tomorrow
I won’t let you down by letting you see me follow
But I’m gonna follow you
Yes, I’m gonna follow you

There’s a piece of my mind on your trail
Whether you’re moving along
Or I’m standing still
I don’t have to move to keep up with you
I don’t have to move to keep up with you

Not today, not tomorrow
I won’t let you down by letting you see me follow
But I’m gonna follow you
Yes, I’m gonna follow you



©℗2013, Chuck Lindo/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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Track Name: Just Now and Then
Just Now and Then

Little bird sings out your window
Open up and just drink it in
Simple melody clearing your head

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Take a walk with no distractions
Look around see what you missed
Tiny garden smelling of perfume

It’s the little things
It’s the simple things
It’s the little things
It’s the simple things
Overload

See the water sparkle in the skylight
Every color shifts with the wind
Invitation seeps in your mind

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A little dazzle cleansing and refreshing
Now the sun to warm you up
Nothing special yet so splendid

It’s the little things
It’s the simple things
It’s the little things
It’s the simple things
Overload

Life it calls on speed dial
Complicates your view
Turn it off just now and then
You’ll find yourself renewed

See yourself inside the mirror
Small screen eyes look so alive
Imagination starts to unfold

Bursting through the cyber giant
Feel the world embrace your bliss
All the beauty yours for free

It’s the little things
simple things
It’s the little things
simple things



©℗2013, Cheryl Hendrickson/Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
All rights reserved