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June 27, 2004

Repossessed

There once was a uniquely talented rock band — perhaps it was your favorite band at the time. This band could do no wrong. Everything they touched turned to musical gold. Until one day, they released an album that was pure crap. "How could you do this?" the band's hardcore fans lamented. "What went wrong?" If the band could have answered in the form of a song, it might have gone something like this.

written by Paul Nordquist + performed by Paul Nordquist (vocals) and the Zongo Session Players

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"Hey guys, this is sad
How could you even release this crap?
You used to be the brightest stars in the world
Now you're dim and you're not even on the map
Now you're just plain bad
Love, Rockboy999"
And the next six hundred messages concurred
The home page went blank
Except in the corner, this blinking word:

Sorry, sorry
We tried, we did our best
But things fell to pieces
When our talent was repossessed
It isn't that we're drugged out
Or doped up or depressed
But our muse packed up and left us
And our musical fire was repossessed

Didn't pay on time
Yeah, someone fell a bit behind
The repo man didn't ring the bell
He walked right in the door and robbed us blind
But here's the real crime:
We had to pilfer through our previous creations
In lieu of inspiration
To salvage the production of this latest
Far-from-greatest compilation

Sorry, sorry
We tried, we did our best
But things fell to pieces
When our talent was repossessed
It isn't that we're drugged out
Or doped up or depressed
But our muse packed up and left us
And our musical fire was repossessed

Now we're too old to rock and roll
And too in debt to call it quits
We'll play soe Diane Warren hits
May God have mercy on our soul
Don't let us go to hell for this

Things fell to pieces
When our talent was repossessed
We're still the same old people
With the same old special guest
But our muse packed up and left us
And our musical fire was repossessed

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