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Chandler Travis Philharmonette - Settling for Less (rehearsal)

from Song of the Weak​!​!​! by Chandler Travis

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Chandler, Dinty, John, Keiichi, and Fred rehearsing... An all-out attack on upward mobility. The song's ambitions are best summarized in the line, "When there's no chance in hell you'll ever get the best you better... settle for less." Dinty actually wrote one of the words in this song, the word "car", and I hope you'll search for it and treasure it even half as much as I do.


The Navy's always telling me
To be all the man that I can be
While I'm not saying that goal is dumb
I'm just fine with being just some

I don't mean that I live to flop
But from what I hear it's lonely at the top
Number one's pretty good, I know
But there's so many other nice numbers -and I'm

I'm settling for less
Settling for less
When you've got pretty good, who needs the best? I'm
Settling for less

Being the boss might sound sweet
But they're always trying to knock you off the cat bird seat
And one way to make it so you don't fall far
Is not to get your heart set on a star

When you're in school, kids, act nonchalant
When they tell you that you can be anything you want
An astronaut billionaire covered in bling
In school they'll tell you any damn thing -and that's why I'm

Settling for less
Settling for less
When there's no chance in hell you'll ever get the best you better
Settlle for less
Settling for less
Settling for less
I figure I'll aim a little lower than the rest - I'm
Settling for less

The other night I'm down drinking at the store
When in walks a girl I've never seen before
Blond hair, blue eyes, a figure like Venus
The kind of girl that makes you glad to have a penis.

She sits herself down on the stool next to mine
And pretty soon we're having a pretty good time
But she seems like the kind of girl who'll break my heart
Figure why the hell should I even start?

Do I really need this kind of intrigue?
She's smart, she's pretty, and she's out of my league
Never seen nothing like her in my whole damn life
But would I tell the wife? I guess I'll keep-

Settling for less
Settling for less
Couldn't care less if I pass the test, I'd rather
Settle for less

Settling for less
Settling for less
When there's no chance in hell you'll ever get the best you better
Settlle for less


from Song of the Weak​!​!​!, track released February 4, 2010


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Chandler Travis Philharmonic Massachusetts

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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