The EM​-​50

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Inspired by the film "Stripes":


I lost my job, my car, my apartment and my girlfriend
It won't be long until depression starts settling in
I joined the army, brought my best friend Russell with me
Deserting is a federal offense, we gotta gotta pass so we don't repeat this

We will do our best
to complete our basic training
We have only 3 hours left
Without Hulka our chances are waning

We met two hot MPs, and found ourselves in trouble
With Louise and Stella the trouble can be heaven
At graduation, Colonel Glass shared his vision:
The newest "go-getters" showing off the latest weapon

We will do our best
to defend the EM-50
sitting guard here is boring
Lets meet up with the girls in Germany

The Ruskies captured our platoon
took a wrong turn at Czechoslovakia
we’re on our way to save them
with the help of our MP maidens

Luckily there's excellent documentation
too much reading for a vacation
still not sure the wisdom
of such a complicated weapons system
Who knew that doing our drills wittily
would get us all the way to Milano in Italy
we thought our part would be smaller
yet we ended up decorated for valor

We will do our best
to escape the Russian Army
Save our friends
for a happy ending

We will do our best
to defend the USA
We may start out like s***
but we always end up so pretty


from Suntory Time, released January 31, 2012
Glen - vocals, lyrics, guitar, backing vocals
Ken - lyrics, drums, backing vocals
Martin - bass, backing vocals
Sam - lead guitar, backing vocals



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Berkeley Social Scene is a collective of musicians loosely centered around Berkeley, CA. Ken, Glen, Martin, and Sam form the core band of the group. We participate regularly in a variety of songwriting contests and challenges, such as Song Fight! and February Album Writing Month. ... more

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