New People

New People

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Pop - Rock | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Member Since: 2009
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Song Description

Musically: Power pop as bright and hooky as we can manage Lyrically: A comment on the pressure for all single people to be with someone, no matter how low you have to settle. A funny, cheap-o video for the song has been posted at

Story Behind the Song

Written by Mark very quickly in February, 2008 based on reflections of the travails of people who have gotten to their 30's and aren't yet married or otherwise attached. Added promptly to the New People live set based on the need for more uptempo material

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Just find someone with similar interests; if computers can do it, then why can't you?
Just ask around, and see who's still single or almost single again
Or recovering from a coma. Or just let out of jail.
Or visiting the country. Or learning how to fail.
And if you get your basic needs all met, then you can concentrate on what really matters

Love is the problem that you can't ignore
Love is the problem that you're looking for

Just find someone who's fairly good looking, but not too good looking; you'll get used to it.
Just ask around about friends of friends, about exes of exes of exes of yours
Just find someone who can stand to be near you, who has similar needs; could that be so hard?

And if you're lucky, all your time will disappear, and you'll never have to fear
And if you're lucky, all your interests will dissolve in the life you'll have to solve
And if you're lucky, all your cares will multiply as your years go tearing by
Cause you found someone...

Love is the reason that you're fading fast
Love is the answer to what you never asked

Song Length
Pop - Rock, Rock - Modern
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Joyful, Irate

Subject Matter
Loneliness, Searching for Love

Similar Artists
Elvis Costello, Weezer
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mark Linsenmayer
Music Credits Mark Linsenmayer
Producer Credits Mark Linsenmayer, Matt Ackerman
Publisher Credits Mark Linsenmayer
Performance Credits Mark Linsenmayer - bass, vocal; Matt Ackerman - guitars, backing vocal; Julian Salgado Laredo - drums
Label Credits Tenacious Records