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Passive Aggression

from Cranky by Bill Michalski

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This song contains the F-word.


Stay with me
I never wanna see ya
Run and play
and terrorize the neighbors
My front door
you pushed to keep it open
You my friend
I think your brain is broken

On the phone
Oh man you are relentless
I owe you
An accurate percentage
It’s all yours
So take it, you can have it
Just give me
A precious few moments alone

When I hear that knock,
I don’t want to go outside
Hang around the block
Let me please just stay inside
Fingernails on chalk
Answer it, your hands are tied
When I hear that knock,
I don’t want to go

Cul de sac
You’re waiting on the sewer
my adamant pursuer
Add it up
the time obligatory
My time in purgatory

Fun and games
You play them with a temper
If I win
I’ll be the first offender
On the stoop
Don’t mean to burst your bubble
No surprise
I get myself in trouble... again

I need an excuse
Staring at the clock
What would you have done?
I need an excuse
I need an excuse

Listen here
My friend you are on notice
Doctor please
Give him the diagnosis
Padded walls
And white fluorescent hallways
Set me free
For always always always

Running ‘round
Distressing/ impressing all the people
Here’s the church
And here’s the fucking steeple
I can’t bear
Another chummy session
It’s all passive aggression


from Cranky, released September 20, 2019
Bill Michalski: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Brian Schaeffer: drums
Justin DiCenzo: bass guitar


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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO songwriter Bill Michalski exorcises his demons in his new EP, CRANKY. By (almost) entirely eschewing the acoustic guitar in favor of electric and working with a crack live rhythm section, Michalski's songs reach a new level of energy. Mr. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. CRANKY is his first non-single release since 2013. ... more

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