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It's All A Bad Idea (A Bad Idea I'm About to Do)

from Songs About Books (selections from the Bushwick Book Club) by Sweet Soubrette

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Inspired by A Bad Idea I'm About to Do by Chris Gethard, performed live in the Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY on March 22, 2012.



Believe me I know that things can get bad
Sometimes I feel like I’m over my head
Since the day I was born my life's been so absurd
The one thing that saves me is something you said

It’s all a bad idea that I’m about to do
The future’s meaningless but I will follow through
I will follow through

I pray for the strength at the end of my days
To strike the match that will set this place ablaze
I've missed every moment to just walk away
When the whole world's on fire I'll have to be brave


I drive in my car and I talk to myself
Alone on the road with the gas and the brakes
I stay on the highway until I can think
Three thousand miles is all that it takes

And one day you and everyone will start to see the way
I’m a driving prodigy I don’t care what you say
The cops can try to catch me I can try to get away
The peak of evolution or a self-destructive game

One night I drove to the side of a bridge
The Hackensack river was waiting below
I saw my reflection it made me feel sick
But I couldn't manage to let myself go




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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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