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Laughing Stock

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What's it about: I’m not a joke. I don’t a give a fuck what you say


The chuckle down the hall you know I can hear.
You ridicule me and I don’t even care
In time your mockery will become your fate

Tune it out
I’m not listening
No way you’re better than me

Chase it erase it throw it away
I’m not your laughing stock x2

It seems my backs against the wall
Downright bored of it all
No time to second guess
No time to quit
Push me aside
No way you’re better than me


Stop that laughing

Come a little closer
Say what you gotta say
Be man enough to say to my face
Your jokes run dry
This crowd is crushing me
I’m checking the rear view
no way you’re better than me

Chorus x2


from Critical Response, released January 20, 2023


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Critical Response Santa Cruz, California

A punk rock poetess who's equal parts Iggy Pop and Poly Styrene. A towering bassist whose boom is bigger than J.J. Burnel and Lemmy combined. A punk blues pulpiteer whose holy trinity is Strummer, Ramone, and Thunders. A mysterious stickman with a hardcore soul and a trash can beat. Put 'em together and what do you get? Critical Response. Sound the alarm! ... more

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