Penelope's Thrill

Penelope's Thrill

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Rock - Alternative | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song over the Thanksgiving Holiday in 2015--something really different for Penelope's Thrill--a kind of indie dance tune with a political message. This was soon after the November bombings in Paris and Beirut and other terrorist atrocities around the world--not to mention the plague of gun violence across the U.S. Thanks to my wife Barbara for the soaring soprano vocals. Andrew and I trade off singing the verses. --Tim

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Lyrics

Something's Going Down
Words & music by Timothy Walsh

We're going....on the town.
We're searching....all around.
And when we get to the club
we'll get something to eat,
get out on the dance floor on our happy feet,
jumping and swaying to the pulsing beat--
but Something's going down!

There's bankers on Wall Street who lie and who cheat,
stealing from the people homeless on the street.
Buying politicians, buying up the courts,
buying up elections, bribing all sorts.
And the plutocrats are running rampant on the land,
buying up states wherever they can.
What ever happened to democracy?
Now, Something's going down!

All around the city, there's terror in the streets.
Guns and bombs and knives--the terrorists creep.
Refugees in crisis all around the world.
Fanatics win the headlines hurling hatred like a sword.
And I don't believe in panic. I don't believe in fear.
I don't believe the lies fanatics hold dear.
I don't believe in hatred. I don't believe in guns...
but Something's going down!

We're heading....back home.
We're checking....all our phones.
And when we get home, baby, we'll tuck ourselves in bed,
and I'll rest on the pillow by your lovely head.
Safe from disaster, love in our hearts...
though Something's going down!
***words & music by Timothy Walsh

Song Length
4:09
Genres
Rock - New Wave, Rock - New Wave
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Similar Artists
B-52'S, The Talking Heads
Language
English

Lyric Credits Timothy Walsh
Music Credits Timothy Walsh
Producer Credits Timothy Walsh