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Scott Stambaugh is Father Time. He's been called an internet legend. You decide for yourself.

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released January 1, 2014

All melodies and lyrics written by Scott Stambaugh.
All Songs Copyright S.S. Blazing Lights In The Sky Music

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Is he the last rock hope?

Father Time had more #1 songs in rock and alternative than any other artist at the original mp3.com, the alltime indie mecca.

Father Time is a legend - Phil Frazier

If anyone combines the spirit of Evel Knievel with Dylan, Johnny Rotten and Neil Young, it's Scott. If anyone is close to being the Internet Dylan, FT is the one.- Flametop Fred
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Track Name: Love To Rock Ya
Love to rock ya girl, that's what I'm sayin'
Love to rock ya, won't you let me roll ya
Love to rock ya girl and you'll be swayin
Love to rock ya let the music cajole ya
I'm a nonstop rocker so I'll give it it shot
If you just let it happen, I'll be finding your perfect spot
That's not just a promise, I guarantee
that you will be much happier with me
oh how I long to see you coming

Love to rock ya girl, that's why I do it
Love to rock ya won't you let me take you
Love to rock ya right away you knew it
Love to rock ya let this guitar shake you
I'm a lifelong rocker and I don't have the time
to take all my words and figure out how to make em rhyme
but I'll make one exception girl in your case
if you admit to me that I am not offbase
when I say baby I know you love me too

Love to rock ya girl, that's what I'm sayin'
Love to rock ya, won't you let me roll ya
Love to rock ya girl and I'll be stayin
Love to rock ya, hey I might get to know ya
I'm a fulltime rocker but I've never been free
to come out and tell ya baby how much you mean to me
This is as good as anytime girl to start
From here on out we're nevah gonna be apart
oh so many things we'll do together

Love to rock ya girl, that's what I'm sayin'
Love to rock ya, won't you let me roll ya
Love to rock ya girl and you'll be swayin
Love to rock ya let the music cajole ya
Love to rock ya girl, that's why I do it
Love to rock ya won't you let me take you
Love to rock ya right away you knew it
Love to rock ya let this guitar shake you

Love to rock ya girl, that's what I'm sayin'
Love to rock ya, won't you let me roll ya
Love to rock ya girl and I'll be stayin
Love to rock ya, hey I might get to know ya
Track Name: She Just Doesn't Care
She just doesn't care about tomorrow
would rather ride what today will bring
Cup runneth over with such potential
but she isn’t noticing

Everything’s gonna be alright
as long as the stars come out at night
Rebel wind blows thru her hair
In the meantime she just doesn’t care

She just doesn't care about obligations
No one's gonna hold her to the things she says
Just wants to go out, and she’ll take her music
She’ll follow her impulses

Everything’s gonna be alright
as long as the stars come out at night
Doesn’t know life’s not fair
She‘s just livin‘, she just doesn’t care
care
care
care

She just doesn’t care about the future
She just needs time to charge her phone
No heavy conscience to hold her back now
Guilt, she has never known

Everything’s gonna be alright
as long as the stars come out at night
Looks out at the world so unaware
from her deck perch
She just doesn’t care
care
care
care
care
care
care
care
She just doesn't care
Track Name: Everybody's Into Their Own Thing
Everybody's into their own thing
They only care about what's it it for me
Everybody's into their own thing
Not a thought about posterity

Seems you find it hard to step back
and see the world as a whole
(the only one you think exists is your lost soul)
I wish that I could make clear
that all the things that I do
are not about only me
but they're for you too

Everybody's into their own thing
They only care about what's it it for me
Everybody's into their own thing
Not a thought about posterity

You've been telling me you lost hope
so now you're out for yourself
(but that really means you'll be like everyone else)
No you won't give of yourself
unless there's some return
What happened to the good fight
You say you got burned


I think it's time that your lameass
starts to again give a fuck
(like you used to back before your heart got stuck)
The world that you're so down on
doesn't have a prayer
until more people like you
start to show up there

Everybody's into their own thing
They only care about what's it it for me
Everybody's into their own thing
Not a thought about posterity

(We're all into our own thing)

I don't know what to do anymore, I try to lead by example

(We insist on our own thing)

Seems everything I do, it's just not ample

(The main thing that matters, our own thing)

My good intentions, you're always tryin to trample

(We're all into our own thing)

I give ya everything I got, I tell ya - here's a sample


Everybody's into their own thing
They only care about what's it it for me
Everybody's into their own thing
Not a thought about posterity


C'mon now folks, let's sing it!
Not together of course, maybe on your own?

There used to be a little thing they called unity,
but apparantly that bird has long flown

Remember when people used to talk about changin the world,
and the things that mattered?

Now we're all so independent, all our hopes and dreams are scattered

My own thing
My own thing

Everybody's into their own thing
They only care about what's it it for me
Everybody's into their own thing
Not a thought about posterity
Track Name: I Can't Say
Oh you wanna know what I'm angstin for
why I'm always yearnin for somethin more
I can't say I can't say
but I think about this problem every day

Oh I got the cream but it will not rise
So then what is wrong, let me emphasize
I can't say
I can't say
but it seems as ifa my monkey won't go away

There ain't no way to the fate you sought
Why are things that matter an afterthought?
I can't say
I can't say
but I'm burnin up on the inside to my dismay

Where ya headed to now ?
There ain't no place for you now
One thing that is true now
You're never breakin thru now
but that's nothing new now
so Whatchu gonna do now ? huh? huh? huh?

So you ask me hey, what's this all about
Tell you why the bottom just dropped out
I can't say
I can't say
but it seems as if these issues are here to stay
Track Name: Argue
Squawkin' at my face
Has it only been an hour
since you came and took my time away ?
If you were in my place
would your ears be cauliflower ?
Well at any rate I'm sure you would not want to stay

And you wanna know why I argue
You should see what you are saying
And you wanna know why I argue

I disproved that point before
in the very first 2 minutes
Oh, you seem to have a listening impediment
This is not a tug of war
but you seem to want to win it
Later when I'm gone, you'll wonder where the answers went

And you wanna know why I argue
Are you hearing what I'm saying ?
And you wanna know why I argue

Who gave you my number ?
Please don't call me here no more
It seems the time has come for me to tear that damn phone right off of the wall

Oh you spout off anything
so I get to watch your brain work
Let me tell you, it is not a pretty sight to see
You get off on arguing
but your words are just a kneejerk
Sometimes you don't even know it if we do agree

And you wanna know why I argue
Do you see your branches swaying ?
And you wanna know why I argue

And you wanna know why I argue
Do you feel your edges fraying ?
And you wanna know why I argue
Track Name: All Along
All along
I knew but I didn't know better
There's another side to every story
It wasn't yours, and it wasn't my fault
but if I didn't care
tell me why would I be standing here

instead of keeping with my disappearing act
I emerged from somewhere in the black abyss
Came to tell you that it wasn't all for naught
but I can't say I was there in spirit

all along
I thought we'd get it together
but that's not why I came to see you
Hey, I know it's been a very long time
but nothing's really changed
Snap your fingers and those years are gone

but am I still the way that you remember me
Just a man of unrequited dreams and such ?
If you think I took the wrong direction then
Hey, I really didn't mean to change so much
when you told me you would always rather have
my respect instead of just a friend in need
Guess you never figured out who needed who
I'd been so much better off not listening all along

You were wrong
with most of your assumptions
You were led astray by those you trusted
I only had your interests in mind
You really jumped the gun
cause it turns out I told the truth

with a dollar in my hand, the time has come
oh, to see if I can put the past behind
though it seems that I have gotten nowhere fast
if you only knew, you'd say I'm doin' fine
but I've lost a lot of blood along the way
gave a lot of people just a stitch in time
who are never gonna be the same again
Gave them all I could but I held onto what was mine

Walkin' by the ocean
Days are passing slowly
lookin' straight ahead
not tryin' to remember
If i did it all again
there'd be no way to change things
I don't have the chance
cause now it is December
All my lousy ties are gone
for years and many moons now
and I've come to know
it's never gonna happen
Oh, I have so much to give
with nothing for the taking
If I stopped to think
my wings would soon be flappin'

All along
I knew but I didn't know better
There's another side to every story
It wasn't yours, and it wasn't my fault

and the man that never saw the looking glass
has a burning fire inside the belly still
Everybody wondered what the difference was
but did anybody ever notice who was gone ?
Oh, the one who made the magic happen just moved on
but did anybody ever notice who was gone
when the one who made the magic happen left at dawn ?
Track Name: Too Stupid
I saw today, I saw today on a morning talk show
They brought out a bunch of teenage mothers
sat em down in a long row
Later on, they had some younger yet on Geraldo
and I thought ..

They were too stupid to use a rubber
Oh too stupid to use a rubber
He stuck it in, he stuck it in and the feeling took over
You'll see one more casual kid crawlin' into this world

Oh, the girl with the lollipop wanted to be a mother
but the sorry life they're forced to live,
that kid will never recover
and before she could solve that problem,
now she's gonna have another
and another fucked up kid's a comin' into this world
2, 4, 6, 8 fucked up kids takin' over this world

Hey, who's to say that child'll grow up
to lead a life of crime ?
But I gotta tell ya buddy, I'll take that bet
3 kids soon runnin' wild are born
for every one that's raised
and with that kind of ratio,
what kinda world you gonna get ?

Were you too stupid ?
It was thunder and lightning
I tell ya it don't take no brains
to be doin' the wild thing
Oh, and I for one don't wanna see what the stork brings
when another demon sets foot upon this world

You were too stupid
That's why I'm tryin' to school ya
So stupid
That's why I ridicule ya

She was too stupid (stupid) to make him wear a rubber
She's so stupid (stupid)
she believes that he loves her
("Well, that's what he told me")
She's not halfway close to even bein'
remotely able to comprehend
the gist of what it means to know
the slightest thing about tryin' to be a mother
Hey, where is the father ("Yeah, where is he ?")

He was too stupid to use a rubber
Oh, he likes to do it raw, then he won't even call her
He's a dawg now, dawg now, only wanted to ball her
Whoops, another fatherless child thrown into this world
a lot of degenerate kids doin' time in this world

I'm not talkin' 'bout the so very few
who manage to manage
Oh, I'm talkin' 'bout most of you,
your lives filled with anguish
It don't help you've been here all your life,
still can't speak the language
("I'm only tellin' the troof")
and I gotta believe when they tell me
"Don't go down that street"
Yeah, they tell me if I go to a certain neighborhood, I'm dead meat

multiply like rabbits . .

Got drunk now, drunk now, did the Love Me Tender
So drunk now you don't even remember
What did you do ?
Well, now she is due, she's due in December
and a perpetrator is born, brought up in that world
and one more woman wishes she'd stayed a little girl

She was too stupid, she wanted to hook him (hook him)
So stupid but I guess she mistook him
(I guess she mistook him)
Now that you got yourself knocked up,
well who's gonna book ? Him
Oh your plan didn't work out too good
and you gotta decide
but in neither of your 2 choices do you end up a bride

They were too stupid to use a rubber
They both have a parttime job
but they don't get enough hours
Pull it out, you couldn't pull it out
and she wanted the power
over some poor innocent child
that shoulda never been born
and not far from the tree falls another acorn
So stupid
Track Name: Miss Wills' Frustration
The first time that I saw her rage, it wasn't me that did the crime
I erased the blackboard good just like she told me to
but a curly-headed kid named Charlie wrote all over it again
in time for her to come back into the room
and with a look I'd never seen before
Soon I was peeking in thru the window
and wonderin' 'bout why she made me stand outside the door
My heart stopped when I saw her pull it down from its hanging spot
That giant wooden paddle
Yeah, she gave me her forget-me-not

I was the victim of Miss Wills' frustration
I was the one who just happened to be there when she snapped
I was the scapegoat for her situation
It was a bum rap

The next time she let out her anger, it was just another schoolyard fight
Then 4 of us motley guys lined up to take her wrath
That time, she didn't whuup me quite as hard, I guess cause there were witnesses
but a funny thing did happen
Rusty ran down the hall before Miss Wills could ream his ass
out the backdoor to the playground
and none of us ever saw him run so fast
She went to see where he was goin'
but poor Rusty disappeared into the woods
When he showed up the next day
I was sure that he'd get it good

but he was no victim of Miss Wills' frustration
She let him off the hook, I guess, cause she liked his fear
Yeah, he never did receive his flagellation
There was no justice here

It was a symptom of Miss Wills' frustration
when she made up crazy lies to tell my mom
Did she feel she needed justification ?
4th grade was Vietnam

The third time she let out her pain, well I almost deserved it then
for running backwards in the compulsory May Day race
embarrassed her in front of the teachers, me and Ralph made a big mistake
She made him stand around the corner
so he couldn't see the kind of torment she could bring
and she gave it to me 10 times
counting right along but it was shouting more than anything
For a second she just lost it
like she was locked in a spanking loop
I was bawling like a baby
Looking back I never did regroup

I was a victim of Miss Wills' Frustration
Ralph told me later she only hit him twice
Not me, I learned humiliation
My ass a sacrifice
Track Name: Bully Baby
He's such a mess He's gomeresque
and he's such a cunt when he's makin' threats
Gets a thought in his head and then he gets
like a big bulldozer just plowin' thru on wrecking day
Throws wacked out tantrums, freaks out til he gets his way

That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
wants what he wants and his neck is red
That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
you can't penetrate his butcherblockhead

He's a liar too His face turns blue
when you got his number and you turn the screws
Yeah, even his friends won't tell him what's true
cause they've seen all the shit that he does when he gets pissed
He's said himself what he is is a terrorist

That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
bozo blood and fascist genes
That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
thinks his rear end justifies the means

That bully baby man he's got no soul
Bad karma's gonna come and take its toll, troll

That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
Do what he wants or you'll hear his threats
such a bully (bully)
babay (babay)
veins poppin out of his big forehead

He's a bully (bully)
babay (babay)
He's such a dunce and his neck is red
That bully (bully)
babay (babay)
you can't penetrate his butcherblockhead

He's a bully
He's a baby
He's a bully (bully)
He's a baby (babay)
He's a bully baby
bully baby
bully (bully)
baby (baby)
bully (bully)
Wwwwwooooooaaw
Track Name: I Believe In Karma
Well, here we go with the same shit again, and I know it wasn't my fault
Oh you led me down a dark road again - and I couldn't come to a halt
So how did I end up losin' again ?
All my good intentions were just money to spend
and I was sure that you were my friend
I was just so sure that you were my friend

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

Well, I just keep on believin in people but I'm disbelievin' their ways
I just keep on givin, givin myself and I always end up amazed
Oh how did I end up kicked in the head
by the one who I always put first instead
Oh, I guess you forgot all the things that you said
I guess you forgot all the things that you said

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

oh I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

Well, it's time for me to be movin' along to another moment in time
Of course I'm left to start at the bottom, I'm so used to makin' that climb
So why am I still here wantin' to try
when I know I'll only end up denied ?
Yeah, you'll only keep on tellin your lies
You'll only keep on tellin your lies

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours
I believe in karma
I believe in karma
I believe in karma
Track Name: So Reluctant
Caught you abusin’ my name and for all to see
So I exposed you and snatched up your dignity
Guess it's not the same when your karma comes back at you
They just didn’t stop, so I did what I had to do

(They wanna destroy me but they're makin me stronger)
(They wanna destroy me but they're makin me stronger)
(They wanna destroy me but they're makin me stronger)
(They wanna destroy me but they're makin me stronger)

Here they are now still hating my timely ways
Some things are long past but for them that feeling stays
I becken them from the dark with my shining light
(with my shining light)
But they’ve been to the rumormill so they want to fight

They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant to give the last rock hope his due

I know I’m the virtual king, do I want to be ?
I really don’t have a choice, they show such envy (oh such envy)
Won’t give me the benefit, cause I am FT
Oh, I’m not the king of your world, well, just wait and see

You’re so reluctant
You’re so reluctant
You’re so reluctant to give the last rock hope his due

You know I'm the king of your world, why do you deny me ?
When I feel the depth of your wrath, you're affirming me
(oh yeah, you're affirming me)
Though you know I'm the king of your world,
you won't set me free
but I'll make my mark in Time, I'm the bottomless sea

You'll never kill my spirit (My lifeblood's gonna flow)
You'll never kill my spirit (My lifeblood's gonna flow)
You'll never kill my spirit (My lifeblood's gonna flow)
You'll never kill my spirit (My lifeblood's gonna flow)

They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant to give the last rock hope his due

They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant
They’re so reluctant to give the last rock hope his due

They wanna destroy me but they're makin me stronger ...
Track Name: Virtual Star
I'm a virtual star
I'm a virtual star
Hey, everybody knows my name
But I’m not gettin too far

I'm a barrel of time
goin' over the falls
I'm the great big tidal wave
when the ice cap thaws

and lately It don’t matter too much
what’s the truth and what’s a lie
Time’s standin’ still,
so you make up your own mind

I'm so stuck in my head
that I'm out of my head
My mind is so alive
that I'm practically dead

I don’t know what I want
I don’t know what I need
And since I don’t seem to know shit
How’s a guy to succeed ?

One day you looked up to find
Time was knocking on your door
Was it too late to still want something more ?

I'm a virtual man
but I'm not virtually hard
Am I just that throbbing fool
in your virtual backyard ?

I'm so caught up in you
Am I that caught up in you
That I just care what time it is ?
Hey, but that’s what you do
That’s what you do

I know I’m way too obvious
But there’s some things you can’t hide
Time opened up and you took me for a ride

I know what I need
I have no clue what I want
but there ain’t no alarm clock set
That I’ll tell you upfront

I'm the virtual king
of this virtual thing
and I can’t even tell what’s real
and I’m not even looking

I'm a virtual star
Just me and my guitar
Time to go cruising down the road
in the virtual car
virtual car

I’m a virtual . .
Track Name: Incorrigible
I really wish I wasn't such a restless guy
I never have been able to let sleeping dogs lie
I lay it all right out there
and you never know what you'll get
That legendary mythological character that you’ve met

It seems I'm always fighting the whole Planet
But hey, don't look at me, I didn't plan it.


Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
Incorrigible Incorrigible
Seems I mighta been born that way

He gets his ass in trouble
with all the things he says
His life would be much better
if he'd only stayed anonymous
When he is nice too long
he gets those hunger pangs
He feels the urge compel him
and then he does his thang

His words shoot through the sky
like Halley’s comet
He always has the need he just can’t calm it.

Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
(I just can't help it)
Incorrigible Incorrigible
I think he might've been born that way

He’s always in the middle
but he’s always out of line
You better not let him take your words
and put you in a bind
Sometimes I flash awareness
and I don't like what I see
How did that righteous singer turn out to be FT

By now you really should know, he just can't help it
But your reaction turned it into a hellpit

Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
(I just can't help it)
Incorrigible Incorrigible
I think I mighta been born that way
Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
(No, I just can't help it)
Incorrigible Incorrigible
Seems I’ve always been torn that way

Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
Incorrigible Incorrigible
Seems I mighta been born that way
Incorrigible Incorrigible Incorrigible
(I just can't help it)
Incorrigible Incorrigible
Seems I’ve always been torn that way
Track Name: Big Fish
I'm always dissed by anonymous
cause they like to grope at the last rock hope
I'm so misconstrued bein' the Marquee Dude
so I clean your clock like the future of rock

It ain't easy bein' FT but it ain't too bad
I know that I'm the best lovah that you ever had ..

I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
The one you always talk about, I'm blue eyed and I'm blonde
a * big fish in a * small pond
If you haven't noticed I'm a damned phenomenon

I got lotsa hits but they don't mean shit
I got enemy to the bottomless sea
I got a way with words, but my message is blurred
by the jealous fools and their lying drool

but here I am right now still doin' my thang
It's so hard to say my peeps what tomorrow will brang

I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
You'll probably never admit it but you know you're very fond
I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
You know I be belongin' in the upper eschelon

I'm sanctified by the whispers of truth
Adversity can make you a king

I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
The one you always talk about, I'm blue eyed and I'm blonde
a * big fish in a * small pond
If you haven't noticed I'm a damned phenomenon

I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
You'll probably never admit it but you know you're very fond
I'm a * big fish in a * small pond
Father Time's the one who has the coolest songs

Big Fish
Small Pond
Big Fish
Small Pond
Big Fish
Small Pond