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Our Kind of Strange

by The Faithful Sidekicks

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1.
I was stumbling around the Internet Trying to catch up on the news To keep myself well rounded with many sided views I saw subtle flaws in logic So much bias and heartache Then the unthinkable I made the prime mistake (Chorus) I read the comments I read the comments Now I’ve lost an hour And I feel I need a shower I read the comments I read the comments It was a stupid thing to do And now I feel I’ve lost IQ And we learned again Never ever read The comments “I know Time travel is real and the earth is truly flat And you can catch rabies By just looking at a bat I know it’s all true ‘Cause this website told me so And if your “facts” don’t agree Then I don’t want to know CHORUS I tried to keep composure Tried to ignore the trolling guy But the stupid got the best of me And I let my fingers fly My wife tried to stop me I said “what don’t you get This is for the greater good Someone’s wrong on the internet” CHORUS I’ve been permanently scarred By the new comment chirp Because of some grade a Top choice epic level Derp I have faced the Cthulhu Of this caustic sea of text My sanity has been destroyed And now my heart is next CHORUS
2.
My cousin Vincent is a vampire He was bitten when he was a yout’ My cousin Wally the werewolf Likes his fur in curls ‘cause they’re cute My sister Molly's a mermaid Whose showers are always too long My aunt Bea is a banshee Who’s always breaking out in a song We are not looking to be normal We feel no need to change We love each one just as they are ‘Cause they are our kind of strange (Chorus) He might be a zombie But he’s still my father Because our love is thicker than water She may be medusa But she’s still our daughter Because our love Is thicker than water Because our love Is thicker than water There’s uncle Basil the basilisk Who studies optometry My dad keeps his room full of sand ‘Cause he’s married to a mummy My cousin Bob before he was cursed Was a shy librarian He’s in anger management ‘Cause he’s a barbarian We are not looking to be normal We feel no need to change We love each one just as they are ‘Cause they are our kind of strange CHORUS Family is more than bloodlines Our bond is beyond the skin It’s not the scales on the outside It’s the heart within We found her in the forest She was weird to our eyes She looked so human, average But that was her disguise She didn’t have magic powers The moon didn't make her change But she became one of our own ‘Cause she is our kind of strange She may not be medusa But she’s still our daughter Because our love Is thicker than water Doesn’t matter how we found her Just that we love her Because our love Is thicker than water Because our love Is thicker, so much thicker, than water
3.
Meetings 02:37
Chant Line: Coffee Coffee Drink it down Time to make the meeting Grab the headset Join the call Sit and wait Cause they dropped the ball The invite list Is really large We’re all here Now who’s in charge Setup the camera In great haste I’m only dressed Above the waist (Chorus) Meetings Meetings By the score From 8:00 am To well past 4:00 Do we know What they are for Doesn’t matter We’ve got more Break the ice With an awkward joke No one laughed Are their speakers broke Present my data feeling smart Turns out no one Could see the chart We asked a question No one replied Are we on mute Or have we died CHORUS They called a meeting Because they can Let’s meet to meet ‘Bout a meeting plan Two meetings down Too many more I’ve sat so long My bum is sore It’s been four hours Full of fail This could have been Just one email CHORUS Drama high And volume low What did they mean No one knows We’re here to make Decisions clear We’ll be on this call Until next year Oh the things we Do for pay This meeting’s Going to last all day CHORUS
4.
Princess 05:32
You wandered through dangers great and small Jump so high to rise above them all You slid through sewers down below And dove deep where only cheep fish go This little hurt can make you so small When the ground is gone it’s so hard not to fall You will find a way to grow strong again Pressing on for the fireworks at the end You fought through fire For this one desire, but (Chorus) Your princess is in another castle Your princess is in another castle You moved heaven and earth To show her your worth You conquered a world Only to find She was no longer there Not fair You keep on running but never seem to gain Cling to a star to keep away the pain There’s a bullet aimed at your heart You’ll live again but it hurts to restart Questions hang above your head Hit them all ‘till the break away instead This massive task requires a superman But to win her back is your only plan There’s a monster in this room Who only lives to kill Others might choose to quit But I know you never will CHORUS
5.
It’s 2020 That means the future is here We were told long ago With visions very clear That by this point in time We should be martian pioneers We were told that technology Would solve all our ills There’d be no need for money And no need for bills That our dinner Would be served up as pills (chorus) It’s the Future Where’s my Jetpack It’s the Future Where’s my Hovercar It’s the Future I want a Time Machine To take to where my dreams are ‘Cause we haven’t really come that far We were told by now We’d be living on the moon So I’ve waited long enough Can we got on that soon We’ll be ready to go By the end of June Don’t get me wrong We’ve invented a lot Like the internet And the instant pot And.. um.. .the internet What else we got? CHORUS We’re still here looking For a way to make our waters pure We want a robot friend Who will not revolt for sure We’re looking for wars to end And for a cancer cure Yeah I know when you look at it We’ve advanced a long, long ways Life spans and medicine and even microwaves But there is so much, we’ve only so many days CHORUS It’s the future I want a slidewalk It’s the future I want a transporter It’s the future I want a cool laser sword It’s the future I want my MTV It’s the future I want my time machine To take me to where my dreams are ‘Cause we haven’t really come that far
6.
When the moon is full They feel their hungers pull And rise up from the graves where they lay They shamble all about With their arms stretching out Searching for a meal That’s soft and gray The strangest thing I ever saw Instead of moans they groan out uff da Lutefisk Zombies Lutefisk Zombies They ate so much lye Their bodies didn’t die Lutefisk Zombies One night they did lurch To the last Lutheran church That was putting on A Lutefisk Feed They skipped to the back With their dead limbs attacked To sate their undead Lye fish need They skipped passed the hot dish And the lefse for the fish That looks like jell-o From the depths of hell I guess we can’t complain They’re not trying to eat our brains They’re only drawn To that unholy smell The pastor tried to calm them all down But they dropped him in the butter till he drown Lutefisk Zombies Lutefisk Zombies They’re skins as cold as ice But they’re still Minnesota Nice Lutefisk Zombies We’ve got a plan to lift this curse Before it gets much worse But what are the odds That it will succeed We’ll buy cod by the ton And then comes the fun We make so much They’ll explode when they feed. Now which one of you guys Is getting started with the lye? Lutefisk Zombies Lutefisk Zombies We’d shoot them in the brain But someone might complain Lutefisk Zombies
7.
Sancho Panza 03:40
There’s the hero that we need And the one we deserve Sometimes you need to lead from the front Sometimes you need to serve It’s hard to keep on going When the pain cuts to the bone But don’t you think for a minute That you have to go alone Because I will be there I’ll be your Sancho Panza I'll keep your lance to hand I’ll be your Sancho Panza When things don’t go as planned I’ll be your Sancho Panza Even when I don’t understand I’ll be your Sancho Panza ‘Cause you’ve got giants to slay And I’ll be by your side all the way We could be a duo Or a super team We don’t need a special power All we need is a dream I don’t care about credit Or about who’s in charge Our time is far too little And our problems are too large And I will be there I’ll be your boy wonder And keep the sharks away I’ll be your boy wonder I’ll help hold the dark at bay I’ll be your boy wonder I’ll know just what to say I’ll be your boy wonder ‘Cause you’ve got a city to save And I’ll be by your side all the way The darkness is growing closer Some days it’s hard just to care Through good times and through bad Rough skies and clear air I want you to always know When you need me I’ll be there I’ll be your Sam Gamgee I’ll defend you from great and small I’ll be your Sam Gamgee I’ll carry you on when you fall I’ll be your Sam Gamgee I’ll stay with you through it all I’ll be your Sam Gamgee ‘Cause you’ve got a world to save And I’ll be by your side all the way
8.
This is Berk A frozen land That survives by stubborn pride We fight on every day Against dangers from all sides To live here is to risk being charred This war is all we know To be a Viking means cold and hard And on Berk even more so For seven generations We repeat ourselves again They’ve killed hundreds of us We’ve killed thousands of them They're not what you think And neither are we Is this bloody axe All we're meant to be Can we ever put it down I’m not big and burly Like my father chief I’m the joke that they all think Can only end in grief He was the last of his kind The most feared of them all I thought my life would change When my machine made him fall You see fear and fire And dagger claws that rend When I looked into his eyes I saw a soul I saw a friend They're not what you think And neither are we Is this bloody axe All we're meant to be Can we ever put it down Give Me Some Time And I will change your mind Give Me Some Time And I will change your mind We can be so much more We can be so much more We can put down the axe It would have been so much easier If I had done what I was taught I don’t know all that I am But I know what I am not In a war to the death There’s a way for us all to live We only grow by the chance we take we’re cut down by the hate we give They're not what you think And neither are we Is this bloody axe All we're meant to be Can we ever put it down Give Me Some Time And I will change your mind Give Me Some Time And I will change your mind We can be so much more We can be so much more We can put down the axe
9.
Spoons 04:25
Moment by moment Measure by measure Assessing each breath Count each endeavor Where others are running Our triumph is to stand Each breath is underwater and a struggle not to drown Where they are floating forward You have weights pulling down Struggle through each wave And try to remember land Spend each precious drop of life One spoonful at time (Chorus) You can't dance your life away to someone else's tunes At the end of the day you only have so many spoons You can’t keep running in the air like a coyote in cartoons At the end of the day you only have so many spoons Take the air for granted Till you only have the smoke Take the fall for funny Till you’re not in on the joke Take time by the handful Feel each grain of sand They don’t need to hoard their pennies ‘Cause they’ve never been poor No yearning for a goal line When they’re not keeping score Don’t wish to be like them Just wish they’d understand Spend each precious drop of life One spoonful at time CHORUS You only have so long Before the well runs dry You only have so much to give You can’t make a path From a map that is a lie There is so much more to life than just to live CHORUS
10.
I paid off some debts I owed I checked in the last piece of code I learned how to use the force I got an A in my practical physics course. I made it to level 85 We beat the boss and got back alive I earned myself a brand new name I broke the record on the starfighter game My ship did not burst into flames I stole a gun back from a thief who has too many names (Chorus) It's been a good day It's been a good day Nothing you can say Can take my joy away It's been a good Great day I got a lot of good advice A passerby said something nice I came up with a catchy tune Today’s the day we got back to the moon I did the thing that made me Leap I read a poem so beautifully deep I shutdown an obnoxious creep I got 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep I got to pet a friends new kitty cat I saved my love from the fire swamp after wrestling a giant rat CHORUS It’s hard to see the happiness When there’s fire all around It’s hard to let your dreams take flight When worries nailed you to the ground But I won’t let them divide us I won’t let the dark side in Cause when they steal our joy from us That’s when the bad guys win I finally learned to understand I held on to a loved one’s hand I was there to heal a broken heart I helped a stranger make a new start I took the time to cherish precious sights I made a choice and raised my voice to defend some human rights CHORUS
11.
Meeple Love 05:01
I have built cities I’ve laid claim to foreign lands I have hunted, I have farmed I have stood tall by your hands My kind may seem tiny only a half inch tall but when you choose to use us we can do it all Then came that day of shouting I was knocked down so low I’m lost alone in the dark where your eyes never go (Chorus) Can We play again Can we play again I lie here waiting for the moment when We will play again I may be small and made of painted wood But I made the choice more real than a cube ever could Now I’m lost below the shelf next to a marble that is blue and two cardboard tokens what’s a meeple to do CHORUS I’m not like the dice who always changes his face Or the VP chips that never give the right score I’m not the silly piece that jumps around I’m the man that stands for so much more It’s so hard to be beyond the table’s edge in the dark lands unknown It’s so hard to play our game when I am alone Then came a wind and shout from on high She fell down into the dust from the table sky She was a meeple just like me the prettiest thing I had ever seen and the best part of all She was painted green Can We play again Can we play again I will stay with you ‘til the very end and we will play again
12.
Iocaine 03:27
Cut rate assassins are no better than cheap thugs They’ll put any old thing in their targets’ mugs Want to show you’re a pro? Let me make it plain There is no better way than using Iocaine CHORUS Iocaine Iocaine Iocaine It’s a deadly wonder Not a classic blunder A conversation’s end An assassin’s best friend Iocaine Iocaine You don’t need to find a way To get it In their ear somehow It has no taste; It has no smell You might be drinking it right now Give it a little stir and watch it instantly dissolve Now you've got a riddle only the smartest man can solve CHORUS Trusted as number one in the criminal community It’s nearly foolproof unless you develop immunity You want a name that the citizens will dread There’s only one choice when you need somebody dead CHORUS
13.
I’m not the last airbender With some mighty destiny I can’t bend the elements All I can bend is me I can’t use my touch to heal Or see with my feet All I really have is sarcasm and meat I can’t play with magic water Or ride the air like Aang But I can fight, I can fight With my trusty boomerang I believe in the power of my brain If we just try hard enough There’s nothing we can’t explain I’m Captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang I’m the man with the plan And the plan is attack But don’t you worry, I’m always coming back I’m Captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang I’ve seen so many things That you would call bizarre But that’s just a normal day When you’re on Team Avatar A giant talking owl That collects every book ever read A sabertooth moose lion cub That fell asleep on my head Call me the muscle Or call me the chief But don’t you dare call me The comic relief I helped to invent a hot air war balloon Then there’s the time my girlfriend turned into the moon I’m Captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang I'm overflowing with creativity So come along with me Let's do an activity I’m captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang You need people of intelligence On every epic quest I may not be a public speaker But at comebacks I’m the best I’ve learned so much Since we found the boy in the ice like sometimes winning Requires a sacrifice I’m not the Avatar revered throughout the land But when the bad guys are coming I will always stand I want to fight to make the fire nation toast But a hero goes where he’s needed most I’m Captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang When the chips are down and my moment of truth comes, I’m gonna smack-a-dack-a-doo it right in the gums I’m captain Boomerang, Captain Boomerang
14.
We love Star Trek And we also love Firefly We love Star Wars And we’ll gladly tell you why But just because we love these things Doesn’t mean they must compete There’s room enough in our hearts To make the set complete I’ll say live long and prosper And may the force be with you One doesn’t cancel out the other When my excitement rings through You have my sword And her bow And their phaser You have our dragon Her wand And his lightsaber You have their special dice And her sonic screwdriver We are united by what we love We are united by what we love There’s no such thing As a certified true fan Especially as defined by Random Internet Man You don’t have to love every piece All you need is to love just one That’s all there is to it You’re a fan, book it, done There’s no forms to fill out No rules on how to express your joy You can be any age And still love a movie about a toy The forces of darkness Thrive in being judgemental But we are stronger in our differences So it’s time for these fandoms to assemble You have my sword And her bow And their phaser You have our dragon Her wand And his lightsaber You have their special dice And her sonic screwdriver We are united by what we love We are united by what we love

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Acoustic geek comedy rock album celebrating the weirdness in all of us!

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released January 5, 2021

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The Faithful Sidekicks Oregon City, Oregon

Nerdy Geeky Comedy Rock Folk (Can we throw any more in there? Alt? Sure, why not.).

The Faithful Sidekicks is all that and more.

Eric and Jen Distad have been making music together for many years, but in 2014 decided that they really wanted to write fun songs about the geeky things they love - Sci Fi, Fantasy, Board Games, Video Games, Movies... and so here we are, ready to make you smile!
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