2017 Tracks

by Rob Paravonian

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New tracks from 2017! Will update this album as new songs are released!

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released January 1, 2017

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Rob Paravonian New York

Known the world over for his viral "Pachelbel Rant" video, Rob Paravonian is a musician and comedian who has performed on Comedy Central, opened for comedy legends George Carlin and Lily Tomlin, and was once called a "deranged bastard child of Tom Lehrer and Joan Baez." ... more

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Track Name: Somewhere Else
When I go beyond our shores
I have to answer for
The Orange Man’s views
I don’t have the ability
To explain what they see
On their evening news

These jerks on T.V.
Do not represent me, oh no
They’re just embarrassing arrogant national fools
And being lumped in with them is just cruel

So when (whoa)
She asks me if I’m American (whoa)
I know she’ll judge me if I say I am (whoa)
So I say that I’m from somewhere else
And when (whoa)
She hears my accent and she asks again (whoa)
I’ll say that I learned English watching Friends (whoa)
And I swear that I’m from somewhere else

I have but few vacation days
I won’t throw them away
Explaining his crazy ways
In a world filled with rage
I don’t want to engage
I could say I dissent but instead
I just set it aside
And point to my maple leaf pin with pride


So it comes (whoa)
To the point where she asks where I’m from (whoa)
I tilt my head and then try to play dumb (whoa)
And then I say that I’m from somewhere else

Illogical and irate
He’s on a new tirade
All his bitching and complaining
It can be so draining
’Cause you’re stuck explaining
All of the things that he does
(Why is that now my job?)

And When (whoa)
She asks me if I’m American (whoa)
I’ll say “I just want Obama back again” (whoa)
‘Til then I’ll say I’m from somewhere else
And when (whoa)
She hears my accent and she asks again (whoa)
I’ll say that I learned English watching Friends (whoa)
And I swear that I’m from somewhere else
Track Name: I’m as Broke as Kansas
Who would have thought the money would run out
When you stopped bringing money in?
And when I try something that doesn’t work
I can’t wait to try it again
I got tired of always having to win
Now I’m as broke as Kansas

I couldn’t afford my school
And I’ve taken out payday loans
All my rainy day reserves
Have already been blown
I’ve pawned nearly everything I own
Now I’m as broke as Kansas

You know I still believe
Though everyone can see
That everything around me is going down in flames
But I still sleep at night
‘Cause I always think I’m right
And I always find someone else to blame
That's why I’m as broke as Kansas

You could tell I’d wind up here
If you took one look at my plan
People say I should to make a change
But change ain’t who I am
I'm not stubborn, I’m just living in a van
‘Cause I’m as broke as Kansas

My belief was pure
I couldn’t be more sure
That what I did would help me to be strong
But now I'm in a bind
And I still won’t change my mind
'Cause I can’t learn if I won’t admit I’m wrong
That’s why I’m as broke as Kansas

Other people would see what’s going on
And would figure out that they had had enough
But I’ll stick with things I’ve believed all along
I’d rather be wrong and look tough
That's why I’m as broke as Kansas
I'm as broke as Kansas
I'm as broke as Kansas
I'm as broke as Kansas