Design For Living

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Design For Living is a high-fidelity recording from Milwaukee's long-lasting, great smelling rock & roll & ska band Something To Do.

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released June 15, 2018

Written, arranged and performed by Something To Do
Recorded and mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl St. Studio
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

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Track Name: I've Made A Huge Mistake
I tried to light a fire, but just sprayed gasoline
Revealed the bird (but) somewhere, in there it died
And when you asked me how I felt I had no other option so I lied
And I am working on forgetting how I feel and that I ever tried

I had a great time but great times are killing me
Misdirection’s harder to sustain
It’s like I’m squatting on a yacht forget me nots are mixing up my brain
And no the guy in the five thousand dollar suit’s not gonna own his pain

I never know what to do,
I’ll never do it for you,
I’ll never handle this one big problem
I never know what to do
I’ll never do it for you
I see these things but I never solve ‘em
I never know what to do
I’ll try again to be true
I’ll mess it up once again
And then we’ll have to start new
And I don’t know if I even want to

The jury’s out on science, my heart is getting hard
Worst of all, I think, we’re out of ice
And if you taste the happy taste the sad you see they really taste the same
I’m turning dollars into pennies taking lives and making them a game

I never know what to do,
I’ll never do it for you,
I’ll never handle this one big problem
I never know what to do
I’ll never do it for you
I see these things but I never solve ‘em
I never know what to do
I’ll try again to be true
I’ll mess it up once again
And then we’ll have to start new
And I don’t know if I even want to

It’s an illusion, not a trick
I love you so much, that it’s making me sick
And now I have a feeling that I can’t shake
Thinking that I’ve made a huge mistake
I’m having an incredible year, but it’s going by quick

I always new, great things, would some day come to me
But they did not, no not even eventually

I never know what to do,
I’ll never do it for you,
I’ll never handle this one big problem
I never know what to do
I’ll never do it for you
I see these things but I never solve ‘em
I never know what to do
I’ll try again to be true
I’ll mess it up once again
And then we’ll have to start new
And I don’t know if I even want to
Track Name: Anything Can Happen
Whatever happened to you and me the way we used to be was so sublime
Whatever happened to all the things we said, different instead, ran out of time
Whatever happened to loving how we always got along?
Now it’s true and false it’s right and wrong

Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Whoa, and say there’s time to start anew
Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Let me take back all the things I said to you
I did not mean it dear and none of it was true

Whatever happened to what I said, when I misled, where did those words come from?
Whatever happened to what could be, with you and me, and why was I so dumb?
Whatever happened to feeling great, not guilty all the time
I’m someone you hate, someone that’s slime

Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Whoa, and say there’s time to start anew
Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Let me take back all the things I said to you
I did not mean it none of it was true

Whatever happened to honesty, from me, where did it go?
I’m upset too, honestly, I know


Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Whoa, and say there’s time to start anew
Whoa, tell me that anything can happen
Let me take back all the things I said to you
I did not mean it none of it was true
Track Name: Richard Spencer Punched In The Head
You keep on saying and saying,
White men these days are oppressed,
The only group that’s picked on more than the rest
You keep on whining and whining,
A bunch of racist words
You said the dumbest stuff that I think I’ve ever heard
You said the dumbest stuff that I think I’ve ever heard

C’mon crawl out of the shadows
Step in to the light
Show us a nazi re-branded as alt-right
Stand up real high on your soapbox
Show us how you’re so absurd
And say the dumbest stuff that I think I’ve ever heard

When richard spencer, got punched in the head
For all the dumb, hateful things that he said
He ran away, that chickenshit fled
He ran away, he didn’t fight back instead

I’m not sure violence solves anythin’
But how do you argue with a racist and win?
How do you argue with stupid as sin?
Already won it, before you begin
Why should we listen to this hate that’s absurd,
How do we listen to their slurs and their words?
Track Name: Paul Newman Hates You
Last night I had a dream about, paul newman
He called me up at night and said he’s gonna kill you
He said he’s gonna get you with, good groomin
He’ll cut your hair he’ll shave your face he’ll cut your throat too
It’s hard to get an answer from, paul newman
When I ask him why he’s planning on killing you
It’s so hard to get an answer from, Paul Newman
I mean an answer I believe i mean an answer that’s true

Paul Newman hates you
Paul Newman hates you so much

It’s getting pretty regular with, paul newman
I talk with him a lot, yeah, I would say about twice a week
But it’s normally just small talk with, paul newman
But this was something different this was something unique
So I’m calling you to warn you about, Paul Newman
He said he’ll probably do it in a week, or so,
So you better keep an eye out for, Paul Newman
And if you see him on the street don’t wait around to say hello

Paul Newman hates you
Paul Newman hates you so much

I wish he’d talk directly to you,
I know you’d work it out between you two

Paul Newman hates you
Paul Newman hates youso much
Track Name: That Good Life
Halfway to achieving something
Halfway to what might have been
Halfway to an absolutely
Resolutely not this time again

I know we never said forever
But this is getting, ridiculous
All we talk about is money
It’s only you and me it’s not us

I know we can never have it
I know we can never have
I know we can nver have it
But c’mon, I’m sure we have to try

Thought we found a new direction
This is where we’ve already been
Running out of not much money
It’s not funny, not this time again

We keep talking ‘bout complications
This conversation’s getting very long
I know I can stare at a problem
And never notice what is wrong

I know we can never have it
I know we can never have
I know we can nver have it
But c’mon, I’m sure we have to try

And every single moment feels like nothing’s getting done
We’re watching opportunities go by
Every single moment that I’ll never be someone
Wheel’s just keep on spinning ‘til we die,

I know we can never have it
I know we can never have
I know we can nver have it
But c’mon, I’m sure we have to try
Track Name: Good Night For Bad Decisions
It’s been a hell of a working week and
Sometimes everybody needs a little release well I’m
Three shots in and there’s another one on the bar
Goes down so easily
When there’s always one more pitcher of beer when a
Round of Mallort seems like a good idea when we’re
One more broken glass away from getting kicked out of here
(now we’re kicked out of here)


I know I’ll regret meeting the people I’ll have
Met by the end of the night
But for now I don’t care about tomorrow…well it’s a

Good night to make some bad decisions and a
Bad night to stay at home well it’s a
Good night to make some bad decisions even
Though I know that I should know better

I could tell from the very start
That everything was gonna happen ‘til it fell apart
And we’re already making bad decisions in a sort of haze
They’re best left paraphrased
And the look in her eyes, a sort of intent stare,
told my friends that they should all be fairly laissez faire
and they were, I mean, they were fairly wasted anyway
what were they gonna say?

If I still have my phone in the morning
I’ll put together everything that happens tonight
But for now, I don’t care about tomorrow

Good night to make some bad decisions and a
Bad night to stay at home well it’s a
Good night to make some bad decisions even
Though I know that I should know better

I’ll wake up regret pounding in the back of my head
I’ll wake up (yeah) tell myself I wish I was dead
Saying I’m never gonna drink again, at least not until tomorrow

It's been a
Good night to make some bad decisions and a
Bad night to stay at home well it’s a
Good night to make some bad decisions even
Though I know that I should know better
Track Name: I Want To Be With You
There are people who will never say the way they feel
They won’t admit the things they want the things they need
This could be in my nature, yes it has appeal
But I will speak up dear I want us to succeed

Relaxation, co-habitation and settling down
The things you want, I guess I always knew
I’ve never been the kind to be seen hanging around
That doesn’t mean I do not want you too

Because I want, to be, with you, I do
I want, to be with you
And I know, you want, the same thing too,
I’m certain that you do

We’re different, not the same, it’s true so painfully
I hear it all the time from all my friends
They say that you’re a treasure, while I’m absentee
A burden that you probably should end

Opposites attract, that’s how the story goes
But stories also always say the opposite
But please don’t fall for fiction, books and t.v. shows,
Please understand for me dear you are it

Because I want, to be, with you, I do
I want, to be with you
And I know, you want, the same thing too,
I’m certain that you do

I’d rather be in constant motion
That’s different than an escapee
From here to there and everywhere else,
There is no other way that I know how, to be

Because I want, to be, with you, I do
I want, to be with you
And I know, you want, the same thing too,
I’m certain that you do
Track Name: More Or Less Your Man
You say you have to move away
To find a job some day
That lets you do the things that you most want to do
So I will ask you passively
Would you like some company
I don’t want this to end I’d rather stick with you
Just tell me when you think that you might know
I’ll be ready and prepared to go

Basically I’ll go anywhere
I mostly do not care
I’ll even move to Florida or Katmandu
I don’t have any big projects
Or any real prospects
As long as you do not object
I’m gonna stick with you
Just tell me once you finally decide
I’m your plus one who’s along for the ride

Ooooh
My life is in your hands
Ooooh
Tell me you have a plan
Ooooh
I hope that you can understand,
I’m more or less your man

I’m sorry that it’s so,
I’ve got nowhere else to go
Unless you go to somewhere else
I’ll go there too
I’ll drop this life that I have made
This job that’s never paid
These friends that are OK but clearly are not you
Just tell me when you think that you might know
I’ll be ready and prepared to go

Ooooh
My life is in your hands
Ooooh
Tell me you have a plan
Ooooh
I hope that you can understand,
I’m more or less your man

I hope we end up somewhere good
A place we both enjoy
But ultimately if you’re there
I’ll even move, to Illinois

Ooooh
My life is in your hands
Ooooh
Tell me you have a plan
Ooooh
I hope that you can understand,
I’m more or less your man
Track Name: Do What You Know
Collaboration watered down who we both were
Stagnation soon settled right in
My admiration left me blinded, sunk, and slurred
Our segregation was a sin

Do what you know, don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow for me

Do what you know don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow baby

Accumulation of grievances both big and small
Anticipation of a change
Insinuations I did not notice at all
Nullification was arranged

Do what you know, don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow for me

Do what you know don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow baby

People say that change can do you good
They tell me that I should I know
People say that change can do you good
They tell me that I should well I know
People say that chance can do you good
I’m wishing that I could, I know,
I know

Do what you know, don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow for me

Do what you know don’t try to grow
Stay in your zone, do it alone
Do what you know, don’t try to grow baby
Track Name: Uncertainty
I wake up in the morning,
I feel it in my gut
Informs all my decisions
Who where when why and what
This ever present feeling
Has got a hold on me
It’s mostly who I am I’m reeling
From uncertainty

Uncertainty (uncertainty)
Uncertainty (uncertainty)
I’m certainly not certain
Why this doubt is hurting me
Certainly (uncertainty)
It’s killing me (killing me)
It’s oh so disconcerting
New found uncertainty

It’s clouding all my thinking
It’s ruining my fun
It’s got me feeling less appealing
Are my best days done?
I can’t shake this sensation
I can barely even see
My frustration is building with
All this uncertainty

Uncertainty (uncertainty)
Uncertainty (uncertainty)
I’m certainly not certain
Why this doubt is hurting me
Certainly (uncertainty)
It’s killing me (killing me)
It’s oh so disconcerting
New found uncertainty

You don't know, just how far this can go
Oh you, don't know, just how far this can go
You don't know, just how far this can go,
You don't know, oh no, I think you don't

Uncertainty (uncertainty)
Uncertainty (uncertainty)
I’m certainly not certain
Why this doubt is hurting me
Certainly (uncertainty)
It’s killing me (killing me)
It’s oh so disconcerting
New found uncertainty
Track Name: Amanda, Go Back To Chicago
There’s, no way, for me to say the things I need to say, to you
And anyway, it’s clear you will not hear the things I say, it’s true
And every time, (every time) I try to make it right it gets more wrong
And every time, (every time) we end up in a fight, can’t get along, love’s such a con, (come on come on)

Whoa, that’s it you’ve got to go
Let’s face the facts I’ll never be your Romeo,
Whoa, we’re ending way too slow
Forget me let me be alone go back to Chicago,

I’ll, admit, I’m in the wrong it’s right for you to quit, but you don’t,
I can’t, commit, yes I’m a hypocrite, dear just say it, but you won’t,
And every time, I think that we are over through and done,
Then every time, I don’t just walk to you dear, no I run, and I’m undone,

Whoa, that’s it you’ve got to go
Let’s face the facts I’ll never be your Romeo,
Whoa, we’re ending way too slow
Forget me let me be alone go back to Chicago,

Amanda understand,
I’ve schemed, plotted and planned,
I need a helping hand, from you, from you, it’s true

Whoa, that’s it you’ve got to go
Let’s face the facts I’ll never be your Romeo,
Whoa, we’re ending way too slow
Forget me let me be alone go back to Chicago,
Track Name: It's Not Funny
Another joke at my expense
The situation’s getting tense
I guess you made your point, I don’t want to disappoint,
But I’m not sure you’re making any sense

You’re biggest when I’m feeling small
Your shortest when I’m feeling tall
I know this is your way you gotta hurt me every day
Don’t know why I put up with this at at all

And everybody says that you’re delightful and so witty and so great to me
And everybody says you’re insightful and so pretty and just so funny
I hear you’re so funny
They say you’re so, funny

It’s not funny not to me, no you’re not funny, not to me
It’s not funny just you wait and see

A zinger and a sorta pun
And I’m pretty sure that you’re not done
I know how dirty you can get, feeling fairly desperate
Trying to make yourself feel like someone

I know you think that you’re incredible
And that your wit makes you so bedible
I think your charm is wearing off, you’re making everybody scoff
No one will think that you are credible

I know you think that it’s hilarious I think that you’re nefarious, don’t disagree
I think it’s pretty dang apparent you’re so simple so transparently a big phony
You’re such a huge phony
Is it funny no not maybe,

It’s not funny not to me, no you’re not funny, not to me
It’s not funny just you wait and see

We’re not gonna talk about what I’ll do
We’re not gonna talk about what I’ll do
Look into my eyes, you will see what’s gonna happen to you
We’re not gonna talk about what I’ll do
We’re not gonna talk about what I’ll do
Look into my eyes, you will see what’s gonna happen to you


It’s not funny not to me, no you’re not funny, not to me
It’s not funny just you wait and see
Track Name: Not So Sweet Caroline
You say you think only of me
You tell me we are divine
Well that’s just fine
I don’t believe you Caroline
You tell me all of your secrets
You feed me line after line
I don’t know why
I want to make you verify

Well I don’t make a point of much reflection
no dissection, When it
comes to inspection dear I just don’t care
No I don’t dwell in imperfection
Resurrection or introspection
But I need some proof that you still care
Do you still care?
Do you still care?

You whisper sweetly and softly
You feed me line after line
Well that’s just fine
I don’t believe you Caroline

You tell me all of your planning
Your confidential design
Well that’s just fine
I don’t believe you Caroline

Well I don’t make a point of much reflection
no dissection, When it
comes to inspection dear I just don’t care
No I don’t dwell in imperfection
Resurrection or introspection
But I need some proof that you still care
Do you still care?
Do you still care?

Walking around, thinking about me and you
Is all I ever seem to do
The little things you mention oh so casually
They don’t quite, all seem quite true
No they don’t, quite, all seem quite true

Supposedly we’re forever
supposedly you are mine
Well that’s just fine
I don’t believe you Caroline


Well I don’t make a point of much reflection
no dissection, When it
comes to inspection dear I just don’t care
No I don’t dwell in imperfection
Resurrection or introspection
But I need some proof that you still care
Do you still care?
Do you still care?
Track Name: Maybe I Don't Need My Phone
I had a cellular phone
A perfect tool helped me never be alone, not alone
It kept a list of my friends
It helped me track all the news all of the trends, so many trends
I had that phone in my hand
It didn’t work out as planned
Is this reality?
It fell so hard to the ground
It made a terrible sound
I dropped a part of me, broke a part of me

I doubt you ever would guess
I’m feeling happier honest I confess, more or less
I’m feelng focused and great, I’m feeling calmer I wanna celebrate, feeling this great
I never realized before
How often I was a bore
Focused on a screen
I never realized before
How much of life I ignore
Do you know what I mean? Do you know what I mean?

Maybe I, don’t need my phone

I only know how I feel
I only know what’s in front of me is real, it has appeal
The past feels sorta surreal
The present seems like a pretty awesome deal, what a great reveal
Don’t have a phone in my hand
This isn’t what I had planned
I like it certainly
Don’t have a phone in my hand
No longer under command
Regained a part of me, do you see?

Maybe I, don’t need my phone

So am I better off because I see everything that’s around
Or am I better off because without it my head’s in the ground?

Maybe I, don’t need my phone
Track Name: Go If You're Going
Same old story yet again
Stare at my phone and wonder when
you’ll be in touch
This time I don’t care much
Make a tape, play it from the start
Rewind and play, that one certain part
That sad charade,
I hear us fade in,Then we fall apart

So many things I’ll never get to say
But I don’t care enough to waste my breath
It’s too late anyway

Go ahead and go if you’re going
Go ahead and leave if you’re leaving
Cuz it’s been so long since I stopped believing
Go ahead and go and stop the bleeding
Go ahead and go if you’re going

Thought there was still time before
Things got weird this time around
How many more?
Two months since you came back, through the door
It’s like you blew away on the wind, (Like a ghost that’s blowing on the wind)
You just took off without a word
With I could be certain
It’s the last of you I’ve heard

So many things I’ll never get to say
But I don’t care enough to waste my breath
It’s too late anyway

Go ahead and go if you’re going
Go ahead and leave if you’re leaving
Cuz it’s been so long since I stopped believing
Go ahead and go and stop the bleeding
Go ahead and go if you’re going

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