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Mr. Flashy Pants

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The story of a workplace experience. And an ultimate fighting match.
Killer bassline by Ian Tanner. Drums by Grant Muller. Backing vocals by Clarke McMurray.

Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there voice of thunder
As you lie there flat on your back
Does it ever make you wonder
If all the pomp and circumstance
And all the fancy moves
Were really worth the effort
Or did they make you look the fool?

Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there General Custer
You’ve showed us all your best dance moves
And dazzled us with bluster
So tell me, how did that work out?
Do you have a bit of doubt?

Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Dance

Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there new boy wonder
Do you feel that creeping doubt quite yet?
Do you wonder if you’ve blundered?
You’ve thrown around some mighty words
And shouted them quite loud
But your words feel so cheap
We don’t believe you now

Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Dance

One day you might understand
I hope that you will understand
But I’m not sure you’ll ever understand
What I mean

Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants
Dance

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

Yep, you're right about it being a killer bass-line. The vocals are pretty stand-out as well :-) Initially, I wasn't sure whether your vocal delivery was fitting the songs, but this one showed me why it works so well. It's almost like we've got David Gates singing punk songs here... lol. The contrast really brings out the emotions in the lyrics. If you tried to sound "angrier" we'd actually lose some of the power...

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Dirty Spirits said

really cool Pretenders sound with the guitars.

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another cultural landslide said

Totally kicks! Killer bass line! w;-)

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